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Notable Prince Hall Freemasons

 

This is a list of just some of the brothers that are affiliated with the Prince Hall Masonic Order.

Robert Sengstacke Abbott, founder/publisher of the Chicago Defender
Richard Allen, founder/first bishop AME Church

   Rev. Ralph Abernathy, Civil Rights Leader
James Herbert "Eubie" Blake, composer/pianist
William "Count" Basie, orchestra leader/composer
Thomas Bradley, mayor of Los Angeles, California
Nathaniel "Nat King" Cole, singer
W.E.B. DuBois, educator/author/historian
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington, orchestra leader/composer
Medger Wiley Evers, civil rights leader
James Forten, abolitionist/manufacturer
Timothy Thomas Fortune, journalist
Richard D. Gidron, president, Dick Gidron Cadillac
Alex Haley, author
William C. Handy, composer
Augustus F. Hawkins. U.S. Congressman California
Lionel Hampton, orchestra leader/composer
Matthew Henson, explorer
Daniel "Chappie" James, general U.S. Air Force
John H. Johnson, publisher EBONY and Jet magazines

    Michael Jordan, Basketball Star
Thurgood Marshall, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
Benjamin Mays, educator/former president Atlanta University
Ralph H. Metcalfe, Olympic champion
A. Phillip Randolph, founder/ first president, Internt'l Brotherhood Sleeping Car Porters
Sugar Ray Robinson, mid/light heavyweight boxing champion
Carl B. Stokes, first Black elected mayor, Cleveland, OH
Booker T. Washington, educator/founder Tuskegee Institute

     Harold Washington, Mayor of  Detroit. Mi.
Egbert Austin "Bert" Williams, actor/ comedian
Harry A. Williamson, author/Masonic historian

Bridges, Edgar Sr., Grand Master, Mississippi

Brodgon, Samuel Jr., Sovereign Grand Commander, Northern

Butts, Calvin O., Rev., Pastor Abyssinian Baptist Church, New York

Bynor, John G, Grand Master, Massachusetts

Campbell, Bob “Soup”, Pres., Second Vice President, President Phyaxis Society Public Affairs, Kansas City,  Missouri.

Campbell, William, Mayor, Atlanta, Georgia

Chambers, Marvin , Grand Master, North Carolina

Channel, Afred, City Councilman, Marksville, Louisiana

Clay, William L., U.S. Representative, 1st District, Missouri

Cleveland, Clyde, Councilman, Detroit, Michigan

Clever, Emanuel D., Ex-Mayor, Kansas City, Missouri

Connor, Robert E., Jr., Grand Master, Texas

Curling, Alvin, Member of Provincial Parliament, Ontario, Canada

Curtis, Israel “Bo”, State Rep, District # 26, Alexandria, Louisiana

Dailey, Herbert, First Vice Pres., Emeratus, Phylaxis Society, Tacoma, Washington.

Dallas, James W., President, Northeast Chapter, Phylaxis Society, Tacoma, Washington.

Darnell, Edward B., Great Black Man in Masonry, Imperial Potentate, A.E.A.O.N.M.S.

Davenport, Charles W., Grand Master, South Carolina

Davis, Ossie, Actor

Desselle, Wilton A., Police Juror, Avoyelles Parish, Marksville, Louisiana

Dixon, Lamont, Director, Prince Hall Art Commission, Phylaxis Society, Atco, New Jersey.

Elerbee, James, General Conference Grand High Priest

Ellis, Henrick, Grand Master of the Caribbean

Evans, Willie B., Grand Master, Illinois

Ford, Harold E., U. S. Representative, 9th District, Tennessee

Ford, Johnnie, Legislature, Tuskegee, Alabama

Foster, Jimmie D, Grand Master, Wisconsin

Gantt, Harvey B., Former Mayor, Charlotte, North Carolina

Gray, Marvin L., Grand Master, Delaware

Green, Al, Singer

Green, George W., Director, Williamson Hall of Fame, Phylaxis Society, Iselin, New Jersey.

Green, William D., Financial Secretary, Phylaxis Society, Tacoma, Washington.

Griffin, Willie H, Grand Master, District of Columbia

Gross, William H., Jr., President, Council of 459, Baltimore, Maryland

Halstead, Joseph, Commissioner of  Economical Development, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Harmon, Clearance, Mayor, St. Louis, Missouri

Harris, Lawrence, Grand Master, Pennsylvania

Hartsfield, Wallace, Rev., Vice Chair, Congress of National Black Churches

Hill, Stephen, Director, Non Prince Hall Commission, Phylaxis Society, Seaside, California.

Holder, Ira S., Jr., President Ira S. Holder, Sr. Chapter, Phylaxis Society, Uniondale, New York.

Hood, Nicholas, Rev., Former Detroit City Councilman Pro Tem

Hooks, Benjamin, Past Executive Director, NAACP, Grand Secretary, Tennessee

Hughes, McMurphy, Grand Master, Indiana

Hurst, Wayne, Mayor, Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada

Huyler, Godfrey B., Grand Master of Bahamas

Jackson, Jessie L., Rev., President, Rainbow-PUSH Coalition

Jackson, Maynard, Former Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia

James, Sharpe, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey

Janifer, Joseph E., Director, Chapter Presidents

Jassamy, Thomas F., Grand Master, New York

Jemison, T. J., Rev. Past President, National Baptist Convention, USA

Jenkins, Verne E., European Representative, Phylaxis Society, Germany

Jones, William O, Grand Master, Alabama

King, Don, Boxing Promoter

Lawson, Myron K., Past President Rapides Parish Police Juror, Alexandria, Louisiana

Leake, Joseph, Chief, New York Police Department

Lewis, Raymond, Athlete, Past Grand Master, Ontario, Canada

Logan, Benjamin H., District Judge State of Michigan.

Mallett, Conrad, Jr., Chief Justice, Michigan Supreme Court

McNeal, Ralph L., Assistant to First Presidency, Director, Masonic Information Center.

Mfume, Kweisi, President and CEO, NAACP

Miller, Marvin, Grand Master, Connecticut

Moss, Otis, Jr., Rev., Pastor, Olivet Intuitional Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio

Neal, Torrance L., Grand Master, Colorado

Nelson, Ramon E., Grand Master, New Jersey

Newman, Lonnie, Grand Master, Rhode Island

Newson, John W., Jr., Director, Jno. G. Lewis Medal of Excellence 

Parker, William C. Jr., Past Grand Master, North Carolina.

Patrick, Julius, Mayor, Boyce, Louisiana

Perry, Moses, Grand Master, Nebraska

Pettiford, E. Duane, Grand Master, Ohio

Phillips, Robert, M. E. Grand Master, Knights Templar

Poe, James E, Past Imperial Potentate, A.E.A.O.N.M.S.

Rangel, Charles, U.S. Representative, 15th District, New York

Redden, Sheldon Grand Master, Maryland

Rheubottom, William, Grand Master, Washington

Richardson, Franklin, Grand Master, Missouri

Rigmaiden, Tommy, Decentralized Art Commission of Louisiana, First Vice President,  Phylaxis Society.

Roberts, Oscar, Jr., Treasurer, Phylaxis Society, Kansas City, Missouri

Robinson, Ronald, Grand Master, California

Scott, Bruce O., Grand Master, Ontario, Canada

Scott, Henry, Grand Master, Oregon

Shannon, George A., Mayor, Pleasant Hill, Louisiana

Sharpton, Al, Rev., Civil Rights Leader, New York City

Slaughter, Ralph, Grand Master, Louisiana

Stokes, Louis, Ex- U.S. Representative, 11th District, Ohio

Stone, Craig, Recorder’s Court Judge, Detroit, Michigan

Street, Fred H., Grand Master  Kentucky

 Sullivan, Leon H., Rev., Chairman, OIC of America

Taylor, Charles A., Pres., Council Representative, Phylaxis Society, Kansas City, Missouri.

Taylor, Eugene, Grand Master, Iowa

Towns, Edolphus, U.S. Representative, 10th District, New York

Tyler, Gilbert, Grand Master, Virginia

Uzzel, Robert, L., Rev., Director, Public Communication, Phylaxis Society, Waco,  Texas.

Vaughn, Deary, Grand Master, Oklahoma

Walkes, Joseph A., Jr., President, Phylaxis Society

Washington, Lawrence, Grand Master, West Virginia

Waters, Willie, Grand Master, Nevada

Webb, Wellington, Mayor, Denver, Colorado

Wilder, Douglas L., Ex-Governor, Virginia

Williams, Euell, Rev., Past President of Rapides Parish School Board, Alexandria, Louisiana

Williams, John B., President, Computer Club, Phylaxis Society, Rialt, California.

Wolder, Harold L., Grand Master, Arizona

Woods, Howard L., Grand Master of Arkansas, Pres., Conference of  Grand Masters

Wright, David, Grand Master, Florida

Yarbrough, Samuel, Jr., Grand Master, Michigan

Young, Andrew, Former Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia


Don't worry! I will continue to add brothers to the list as I discover them to be such.

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