Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Abraham Lincoln: Freemason Or Not?
Most Freemasons agree that Abraham Lincoln would have made a good Freemason, as he demonstrated throughout his life those principles and ideals that the fraternity holds in such high regards.
So now you know.
*I don't usually document sources for blog posts, but the facts contained in this piece are frequently called into question. The facts for this story were taken from the book by Everett R Turnbull, "The Rise and Progress of Freemasonry in Illinois, 1783-1952" and also through materials provided by the Illinois Lodge of Research. There is a link to an excerpt of Turnbull's book on the Tyrian Lodge No. 333 website. Click here to read that.
Todd E. Creason is the author of Famous American Freemasons: Volumes I & II where you'll find many other great stories about famous Freemasons.