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Famous Freemason Presidents

Author: Ringmaster
11.01.2012

George Washington became a Mason at age 20 in 1752 in the Lodge at Fredericksburg, Virginia. The first entry is thus: “Nov. 4th. 1752. This evening Mr. George Washington was initiated as an Entered Apprentice,” receipt of the entrance fec, amounting to £23s., was acknowledged, F.C. and M.M. March 3 and August 4, 1753. He may have attended about 9 lodge meetings during the remaining 46 years of his life, and probably never presided over any lodge.

However, George Washington wrote letters in which he said he was happy to be a Mason, and also, in 1791, describing Masonry as being “founded in justice and benevolence,” and “the grand object of Masonry is to promote the happiness of the human race.”

But, when he was asked more specifically about Freemasonry in 1798, he wrote, “. . . So far as I am acquainted with the principles and Doctrines of Free Masonry, I conceive them to be founded on benevolence and to be exercised for the good of mankind. It is not know whether George Washington wore a Masonic Ring. Examples of Masonic Rings can be found at: Fox Jewelry.

 

Famous Freemasons Buzz Aldrin

Author: Ringmaster
06.06.2009

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Buzz Aldrin is an American aviator and astronaut who was the Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 11, the first lunar landing. He and mission commander Neil Armstrong were the first persons to land on the Moon; shortly afterward he became the second man to set foot on the Moon. Buzz like many other famous Masons wore a Master Mason Ring.

Famous Freemasons Gene Autry

Author: Ringmaster
06.06.2009

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Actor, Singer. Major League Baseball Team Owner. Known by many as “The Singing Cowboy,” he is best remembered for his songs “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer,” and his theme song, “Back in the Saddle Again” (1941). Born Orvon Gene Autry near Tioga, Texas, he worked as a laborer for the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad in Oklahoma after graduating from high school. According to Hollywood lore, he was discovered by Will Rogers, singing for his own amusement in a telegraph office in Oklahoma, and Rogers suggested he go to Hollywood.  To see a sample of a Blue Lodge Ring otherwise known as a Masonic Ring, visit Fox Jewelry

03.05.2009

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Brother Marion Morrison, better known by his stage name “John Wayne” became an American movie icon, starring in over 140 films. Born in Winterset Iowa on May 26, 1907, he was initiated on July 9. 1970, passed July 10 and was raised July 11. On August 27 he returned his Master Mason proficiency and became a member of Marion McDaniel Lodge No. 5 in Tucson Arizona. Examples of Masonic Rings can be found at Fox Jewelry.