FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT
(Jan 30, 1882 - Apr 12, 1945)
President of the United States of America
Initiated: October 11, 1911,
Holland Lodge No. 8, New York City, passed November 14th
and raised November 28, 1911.
Stansbury Lodge No.24, Washington,
D.C. made him an Honorary Member November 21, 1919, when
he officiated at the Masonic laying of the cornerstone
of its Temple.
He received the Scottish Rite
degrees in Albany, New York, February 28, 1929. He was
a member of the Grotto (Poughkeepsie, New York) and Tall
Cedars (Warwick, New York).
He was "Right Worshipful" having
been accredited the representative of the Grand Lodge
of Georgia near the Grand Lodge of New York September
He attended Architect Lodge
No.519, of New York City, February 17, 1933, where he
raised his son Elliott (1910-1990) to the Sublime Degree
and made an address in which he stressed the importance
of Masonic principles to this Nation, and his faith in
the Americanism of the Ancient Craft.
He was present, but did not
participate in the Degrees when two other sons, James
(1907-1991) and Franklin D., Jr. (1914-1988) became Members
of their brother Elliott's Lodge, on November 7, 1935.
Brother and President Roosevelt
was made the first Honorary Grand Master of the Order
of DeMolay on April 13, 1934 at the White House.
He died at Warm Spring, Georgia,
April 12, 1945, and was buried at Hyde Park, New York.