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Stylish Masons through history

President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845)

The nation’s seventh president was a member of Harmony Lodge No. 1 in Nashville, Tenn. Old Hickory also had a seriously stylish head of hair, proving early on that fashion sense and Freemasonry could coexist.

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David ‘Davy’ Crockett (1786-1836)

Most people know him by the Disney version portrayed by Fess Parker in a performance that launched a million coonskin caps. They probably don’t realize that Col. David “Davy” Crockett was also a Freemason who served in the U.S. Congress as a Representative from Tennessee.

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King Camp Gillette (1855-1932)

Gillette didn’t invent the safety razor as much as he created a business model that made it profitable – and ubiquitous. He was raised to a Master Mason in June 1901, just three months before he introduced his razor to the world.

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Duke of Windsor (1894-1972)

King Edward VIII, who abdicated the throne for American divorcee Wallis Simpson, is a style icon for the ages. The Duke of Windsor was known for the large necktie knot later named after him (the Windsor knot) and for stylishly mixing pattern-on-pattern in his wardrobe.

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Clark Gable (1901-1960)

Not only was the mustachioed Mason a member of Beverly Hills Lodge No.528, he was also a Shriner, an offshoot of Freemasonry. According to lore, Gable’s style influence was such that when he appeared sans T-shirt in the 1934 movie “It Happened One Night,” T-shirt sales were affected.

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• Stylish Masons through history (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences)
Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)

The jazz trumpeter and singer was a Prince Hall Mason, a branch of the fraternal organization founded for African American men. Apart from being a pioneer of a musical style, Armstrong had sartorial swing as well.

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President Gerald Ford (1913-2006)

The 38th U.S. president was the most recent Mason to occupy the Oval Office. In his younger days he was a male model, once appearing on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine.

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• Hey Dodger fans: True Blue tattoo shop, Los Feliz
• Bob Mackie reunites with Cher
• Cher through the years - dressed by Bob Mackie
• Meet the millennial Masons
• Stylish Masons through history (Eric Draper / Associated Press)
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