Trivia: A Few Fun Facts About Famous Freemasons

by Midnight Freemasons Regular Contributor
Todd E. Creason
Originally posted 9/15/10

Here's a few interesting facts you may not know about famous Freemasons: 

General George Washington
-Although George Washington seemed reluctant to accept the commission as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, he had done very little to try and stop the nomination, and had taken to wearing his buff and blue military uniform every day when the Second Continental Congress met.

John Philips Sousa
-As a boy, John Philips Sousa accompanied his father to Gettysburg with the Marine Marching Band, where he witnessed Abraham Lincoln give his famous speech. He would later grow up to conduct that same band, and would spend his life writing patriotic marches.

Roy Rogers & Trigger
-Roy Roger's famous horse Trigger had a job even before he met Roy.  He was horse ridden by Olivia de Haviland in the Errol Flynn classic film Robin Hood.  Back then, Trigger's name was "Golden Cloud."

Harry S Truman
-Harry S Truman cheated on his eye exam in order to qualify for military service. He once joked that his weak eyesight had always been a problem, in fact, he was unable to play baseball as a boy until his teammates found him a job he could do that didn't require good vision--umpire.

John Wayne
-John Wayne's nickname "Duke" came from his boyhood when he used to run around around town with the family dog--a giant Airedale.  The local firemen used to call the two "Big Duke" (the dog) and "Little Duke" (the boy).

Now wasn't that interesting?


Todd E. Creason is the author of several books, including the Famous American Freemasons series. He is the Past Master of Ogden Lodge No. 754 (IL), and a member of the Scottish Rite, the York Rite, and a Shriner

If you enjoyed these, many more little known facts about famous Freemasons can be found in Famous American Freemasons

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