U.S. Presidents who were Freemasons George Washington, James Monroe, Andrew Jackson, James Polk, James Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, James Garfield, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Taft, Warren Harding, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Gerald Ford. Famous early Americans who were Freemasons Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Paul Revere, Benedict Arnold, Stephen Austin, Jim Bowie, David Crockett, and Sam Houston. 20 greatest names of the American Revolution 11 were Freemasons, 6 had Masonic connections John Adams, Samuel Adams, Ethan Allen, Edmund Burke, John Claypoole, William Daws, Benjamin Franklin, Nathan Hale, John Hancock, Benjamin Harrison, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, John Paul Jones, Francis Scott Key, Robert Livingston, James Madison, Thomas Paine, Paul Revere, Colonel Benjamin Tupper, George Washington, Daniel Webster. Masonic Influences In Early American History Lafayette, French liaison to the Colonies, without whose aid the war could not have been won, was a Freemason. The majority of the commanders of the Continental Army were Freemasons and members of "Army Lodges." Most of Washington's Generals were Freemasons. The Boston Tea Party was planned at the Green Dragon Tavern, also known as the "Freemasons' Arms," and "the Headquarters of the Revolution." George Washington was sworn in as the first President of the United States by Robert Livingston, Grand Master of New York's Masonic Lodge. The Bible on which he took his oath was from his own Masonic lodge.