Grand Historian Address W. David Beach, Grand Historian (Extracted from 2000 Proceedings, Page 24)

How many of you here today have heard of Jesse James; could I see your hands? All right, now how many of you have heard of Henry Wheeler; could I see your hands? Thank you. This just might prove that the bad guys are sometimes remembered longer than the good guys.

This is a list of famous Freemasons, and some quotes from them about Freemasonry.

"We represent a fraternity which believes in justice and truth and honorable action in your community...men who are endeavoring to be better citizens...[and] to make a great country greater. This is the only institution in the world where we can meet on the level all sorts of people who want to live rightly."

Harry S. Truman
President of the United States