Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Fact of the Day: Freemason Presidents

In the course of our American history, 14 presidents (and other presidents who tried to join) have been members of the Freemasons. The presidents include George Washington, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, James Polk, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, James Garfield, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, Howard Taft, Warren Harding, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Gerald Ford. The Freemasons are a fraternal organization dating back to 1390 or earlier. 

17 comments:

Riot Kitty said...

Hmm, I didn't know it was as recent as Ford. I am curious, my great-grandfather was a Mason.

Pilar Domínguez said...

This is a subject I always have found very interesting when I read books. There is something misterious on it.Kisses:)

DWei said...

I wonder if any of them remain today.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That dates back quite a long way. It is an organization that I find quite interesting.

Karen Baldwin said...

And I still want to know what the initiation is all about.

MEcoy said...

another great hisorical fact huh

Unknown said...

Wonder if there is a point to it or if they just liked get togethers.

Dana said...

Interesting. I didn't know Ford was a Freemason.

Unknown said...

That's really cool. And they're a secret society, aren't they?

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Didn't know that many were

Unknown said...

Thanks for this info, my dear ^__^

Kisses,

Nicole

www.nicoleta.me

Pat said...

Interesting. Although I've seen movies about this group that wasn't flattering. I don't remember the names of the movies though.

Pat Hatt said...

Need to find one this day in age to lead me to that big treasure

Tony Van Helsing said...

That picture looks high definition. I didn't realise they had that back then.

livlovelaugh said...

I do think it's impossible to capture just what the book encompasses.... thank you for sharing yet another interesting fact ^^

-liv
http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

Teddi said...

why is this? i wonder.

city said...

thanks for share........