Sixteen US Presidents are known to have been Freemasons. They're listed below, along with the lodges into which they were initiated.

The Masons no longer officially claim Jefferson and Madison, citing lack of conclusive evidence, but they're included in most of the non-Masonic sources I've seen. Also, Lyndon B. Johnson was an Apprentice in Johnson City Lodge #561, Johnson City, TX, but never became a full Mason.

Numerous other prominent figures in all branches of the US Government (far too many to list here) are and have been Masons.

The effects of this unpublicized affilation on American government and history are left to the reader's imagination. Conspiracy theories abound, but no one has ever been able to prove anything.

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