A Brief History of Freemasonry – U.S. Masonic Presidents (Part 7)

This article was taken from the Leadership Development Course (1995 Revision) originally published by the Grand Lodge of NY Committee on Leadership Services, authored by Allan M. Bryant.

George Washington (1732-1799) 1st 1789-1796

James Monroe (1758-1831) 5th 1817-1825

Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) 7th 1829-1837 GM in TN 1822-24

James Polk (1795-1849) 11th 1845-1849

James Buchanan (1791-1868) 15th 1857-1861 Dep.GM in PA

Andrew Johnson (1767-1845) 17th 1865-1869

James Garfield (1831-1881) 20th 1881

William McKinley (1843-1901) 25th 1897-1901

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 26th 1901-1909

William Taft (1857-1930) 27th 1909-1913

Warren Harding (1865-1923) 29th 1921-1923 (1st Shriner Pres.)

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) 32nd 1933-1945

Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) 33rd 1945-1953 GM of MO

Lyndon Johnson (1908-1973) 36th 1963-1969 (Entered Apprentice only)

Gerald Ford (1913) 38th 1974-1977


Lang, Ossian and Singer, Herbert T.  “New York Freemasonry — a Bicentennial History.”  Grand Lodge of F. & A. M. of the State of New York

Muir, R. Keith.  “The Morgan Affair and its Effect on Freemasonry.”  Transactions of Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076, Volume 105, 1992 London, England

Various Histories of Freemasonry and Masonic Encyclopedias.

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