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  • Who was the first Provincial Grand Master in America?

  • Daniel Coxe who was appointed in 1730 for New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, by the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England.


  • How was the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania formed?

  • It was the voluntary association of several Lodges for the mutual advantages to be derived from such a union – the same process followed by the two previous Grand Lodges (England and Ireland).


  • Which Presidents of the United States were Freemasons?

  • George Washington, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Warren G. Harding, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Gerald R. Ford. Some authorities also include Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, but documentary evidence is lacking. Lyndon B. Johnson received the Entered Apprentice Degree, but did not advance.


  • Which other famous Americans, during the Revolution, were Masons?

  • Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Paul Revere, John Marshall, Joseph Warren, and John Paul Jones are but a few Masons noted in history.


  • Which Presidents were Grand Masters?

  • Andrew Jackson of Tennessee and Harry S. Truman of Missouri.


  • Who was the first native-born American to become a Mason?

  • Jonathan Belcher, who became Governor of Massachusetts in 1730, according to a letter he wrote to the “First” Lodge of Boston in 1741 stating that he had been made a Mason in 1704 in London.


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