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While we hail from the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of the State of New York, we live and work around the state, the country and the world. Within this web site you will find members of the bar and members of the Lawyers Square Club, who demonstrate every day, the manner in which they care about their respective communities and the world in which we all live. To utilize this website, you can use the search bar within the directory page to enter your region and the area of practice in which you are seeking representation.

Famous Free Mason Lawyers in History

Robert S. Abbott (1870–1940), African-American lawyer and newspaper publisher

Wilbur L. Adams (October 23, 1884 – December 4, 1937), American lawyer and politician from Delaware. Served as U.S. Representative from Delaware.

Smith D. Atkins (June 9, 1836 – March 27, 1913), American newspaper editor, lawyer, and a Union Army colonel during the American Civil War.

William Edmondstoune Aytoun (21 June 1813 – 4 August 1865) Scottish lawyer and poet. Active member the Scottish grand lodge and representative there of the Grand Lodge Royal York of Germany.

Cassius McDonald Barnes American Civil War soldier, lawyer and politician who served as the 4th Governor of Oklahoma Territory. Master of Guthrie Lodge No. 35, Guthrie OKlahoma in 1902.

Edward Bates (September 4, 1793 – March 25, 1869) United States lawyer and statesman. First attorney general of Missouri after it was admitted as a state. United States Attorney General under Lincoln from 1861 to 1864. Was a member of Missouri Lodge No. 12, under Tennessee charter (later Missouri No. 1). Was active in the formation of the Grand Lodge of Missouri. Served four terms as grand master, 1825-26-27-31.

Lyall T. Beggs (November 9, 1899 – May 14, 1973), Wisconsin lawyer and politician. Past commander in chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Charles S. Bell (1880-1965), Lawyer and Jurist from Cincinnati. Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of Ohio 1942-1947.

Harry H. Belt American educator, lawyer, and judge in the state of Oregon. 28th Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court.

William Plummer Benton (December 25, 1828 – March 14, 1867) American lawyer and soldier who served in both the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War. Member of Webb Lodge No. 24 at Richmond, Indiana.

James R. Beverley (June 15, 1894— June 17, 1967), U.S. lawyer and Attorney General of Puerto Rico. While serving as Attorney General, also served twice as acting governor of Puerto Rico.

Edward Biddle (1738–1779) American soldier, lawyer, and statesman from Pennsylvania. Was a delegate to the First Continental Congress in 1774 and 1775. Raised in Lodge No. 2, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 29, 1763.

Timothy Bigelow (April 30, 1767 – May 18, 1821) was an American lawyer. Grand master of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts two terms, 1806-08 and 1811-13.

Willis Van Devanter, U.S. Associate Justice (1911–1937)

Andrew Adams (January 7, 1736 – November 26, 1797) Delegate for Connecticut to the Continental Congress and later Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court. Member of St. Paul’s Lodge No. 11, Litchfield, Connecticut.

Frank M. Angellotti (Sept. 4, 1861-May 23, 19320, Chief Justice of California from 1915-1921. Raised in Marin Lodge No. 191, San Rafael, California in 1886. Grand Master of California 1888-1889.

Samuel Beach Axtell (October 14, 1819 – August 7, 1891). Notable for being the most controversial Chief Justice of the New Mexico Territorial Supreme Court; corrupted administration as Governor of New Mexico; brief tenure as Governor of Utah; and two term Congressman from California. Member of Amador Lodge No. 65, Jackson, California.

John O. Bailey (September 26, 1880 – February 16, 1959), American judge and politician in the state of Oregon. He was 27th Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. Raised in Doric Lodge No. 132, Portland, Oregon about 1920.

Henry Baldwin (1780–1844), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Master of Lodge No. 45 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1805

Maurice Victor Barnhill (1887–1963) Associate justice (1937–1954) and Chief Justice (1954–1956) of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Henry J. Bean (November 13, 1853 – May 8, 1941) American politician and judge in Oregon. 24th Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court.

Charles S. Bell (1880-1965), Lawyer and Jurist from Cincinnati. Associate Justice on the Supreme Court of Ohio 1942-1947.

Harry H. Belt American educator, lawyer, and judge in the state of Oregon. 28th Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court.

Hugo Black (1886–1971), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1937–1971). Birmingham Temple Lodge No. 836, Birmingham, Alabama

John Blair, Jr. (1732–1800), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1789–96), and Grand Master of Virginia from 1778 to 1784.

Samuel Blatchford (1820–1893), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1882–1893)

Harold Hitz Burton, US Associate Justice (1945–1958)

James F. Byrnes, US Associate Justice (1941–1942)

Tom C. Clark, US Associate Justice (1949–1967)

John H. Clarke, US Associate Justice (1916–1922)

William Cushing, US Associate Justice (1789–1810),[67] St. Andrews Lodge, Boston

Willis Van Devanter, U.S. Associate Justice (1911–1937)

William O. Douglas, U.S. Associate Justice (1939–1975)

Nathaniel R. Jones (1926–), American lawyer, jurist, and academic, Judge on U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Sampson Simson, Lawyer and philanthropist (1780-1857)

Oliver EllsworthChief Justice of the United States (1796–1800)

Stephen Johnson Field, US Associate Justice (1863–1897)

John M. Harlan, US Associate Supreme Court Justice.

Robert H. Jackson, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice

John Jay, Chief Justice of the United States (1789–1795)

Joseph Lamar, US Associate Justice (1888–1893), Webb Lodge No. 166 F.& A.M., Augusta, Georgia

John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States (1801–1835), Grand Master of Virginia from 1793–1795

Thurgood Marshall, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice (1967–1991), Coal Creek Lodge No. 88, Tulsa, Oklahoma PHA

John McLean, US Associate Justice (1829–1861)

Sherman Minton, US Associate Justice (1949–1956)

Samuel Nelson, US Associate Justice (1845–1872)

William Paterson, US Associate Justice (1793–1806)and 2nd governor of New Jersey

Edmund Pendleton, Delegate to the Continental Congress, member of Virginia House of BurgessesVirginia Supreme Court justice, and statesman. Member of Fairfax Lodge No. 43, Culpeper, Virginia

Reynato PunoChief Justice of the Philippines, Grand Master of Masons, active member of Hiram Lodge No. 88, and the Grand Lodge of the Philippines

Stanley F. Reed, US Associate Justice (1938–1957)

John Rutledge, Chief Justice of the United States (1795), Associate Justice (1789–1791)

Dale V. Sandstrom, Justice of the Supreme Court of North Dakota, Lewis & Clark Lodge No. 132, Bismarck, ND

Potter Stewart, US Associate Justice (1958–1981)

Joseph Story, US Associate Justice (1811–1845)

Noah H. Swayne, US Associate Justice (1862–1881)

John Louis Taylor, First Chief Justice of North Carolina and Sixth and Tenth Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of North Carolina.

Thomas Todd, US Associate Justice (1807–1826)

Robert Trimble, US Associate Justice (1826–1828). Union #16 in Paris, Kentucky

Frederick M. Vinson, Chief Justice of the United States (1946–1953)

Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the United States (1953–1969), Grand Master of California 1935 to 1936

Levi Woodbury, US Associate Justice (1845–1851)

William B. Woods, US Associate Justice (1881–1887)

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