Masonic Presidents
of the United States of America

THEODORE ROOSEVELT
(Oct 27, 1858 - Jan 6, 1919)

26th President of the United States of America (1901-1909)
25th Vice-President of the United States of America (1901)

MASONIC RECORD

Initiated: January 2, 1901, Matinecock Lodge No. 806, Oyster Bay, New York, passed March 27th and raised April 24, 1901.

Pentalpha Lodge No. 23, D.C., made him an Honorary Member April 4, 1904, as did the Illinois Masonic Veterans Association in 1903.

Brother and President Roosevelt issued an Executive Order, dated, October 17, 1901 changing the name of the "Executive Mansion" to the "White House".

Roosevelt's interest in the Fraternity was often expressed and his visits to Lodges were not only in this country, also abroad. Brother and President Roosevelt; visited the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania (in its present home, the Masonic Temple at One North Broad Street) on November 5, 1902, for the Celebration of the Sesqui-Centennial of Brother George Washington's Initiation into Freemasonry; in Washington, D.C., February 21, 1903, he honored the Masonic ceremonies of laying the cornerstone of the army War College with his presence; May 26, 1903, he broke ground for a Masonic Temple at Spokane, Washington; April 14, 1906, he attended the Masonic cornerstone laying of the House of Representative's Building in Washington, D.C., where he delivered the address, presenting a bound copy of it to the Grand Master, inscribed:

"To Walter A. Brown, Esq., Grand Master of Masons, from Brother Theodore Roosevelt," and June 8, 1907, he wore Masonic Regalia and delivered an address at the laying of the cornerstone of the New Masonic Temple, Washington, D.C.

Governor of New York, 1899-1901.



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