Masonic Presidents
of the United States of America

(Jan 30, 1882 - Apr 12, 1945)

32nd President of the United States of America (1933-1945)


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 22, 1930.

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.

Presidential Portrait

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