Maçons notáveis – V

  • Alexandru Vaida-Voevod, Three-time Prime Minister of Romania.
  • Charles H. Vail, American clergyman and author of The Ancient Mysteries and Modern Masonry.
  • George Vail (21 July 1809 – 23 May 1875), U.S. Representative from New Jersey. Member of Cincinnati Lodge No. 3, Morristown, New Jersey, receiving degrees in July through August 1833.
  • William N. Vaile (22 June 1876 – 2 July 1927), U.S. Representative from Colorado. Raised 8 July 1911 in Union Lodge No. 7, Denver and charter member and first junior warden of Arvada Lodge No. 141 at Arvada in 1912 and served as Master in 1914. Grand Master of Grand Lodge of Colorado, 1924 to 1925.
  • Đorđe Vajfert (1850–1937), Serbian industrialist of German descent, Governor of the National Bank of Serbia and later Yugoslavia.
  • Edward Virginius Valentine (12 November 1838 – 19 October 1930, American sculptor. Member of Dove Lodge No. 21, Richmond, Virginia.
  • Clement Vallandigham (29 July 1820 – 17 June 1871), U.S. Representative from Ohio. Member of St. Johns Lodge No. 13 of Dayton.
  • Duke of Valmy (28 May 1735 – 23 September 1820), French military commander, later the Général d’Armée, and a Marshal of France. In 1805 he was Grand Administrateur, 33°, of the Grand Orient of France.
  • Jacob Van Braam (1 April 1729 – 1 August 1792), Dutch swordmaster and mercenary who served as Washington’s French transltor during the American Revolution. Member of Fredericksburg Lodge No. 4, Fredericksburg, Virginia.
  • Pierre Van Cortlandt (10 January 1721 – 1 May 1814), First Lieutenant Governor of New York, serving 18 years, from 1777 to 1795. President of the convention at Kingston which framed the first constitution of New York in 1777. Listed as the first master of Cortlandt Lodge No. 34 of Peekskill, New York on 10 December 1804.
  • Willis Van Devanter (17 April 1859 – 8 February 1941), Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Member of Acacia Lodge No. 11 and the Scottish Rite at Cheyenne, Wyoming.
  • Vedder Van Dyck (18 July 1889 – 2 August 1960), Fifth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont. Mason, with membership in Amityville, New York.
  • Nicholas Van Dyke, Jr. (20 December 1770 – 21 May 1826), U.S. Representative and Senator from Delaware. Master of St. John’s Lodge No. 2, New Castle, Delaware in 1815.
  • Walter Van Dyke (1823 – 1905), Justice of the California Supreme Court. Member of Arcata Lodge No. 106, Arcata, California.
  • Robert Van Pelt (9 September 1897 – 27 April 1988), Federal Judge from Nebraska. Received degrees in 1918 in Stockville, Nebraska and was later a member of Cambridge Lodge No. 150, Cambridge, Nebraska. 33° of the Scottish Rite (Southern Jurisdiction) and Shriner.
  • Jeremiah Van Rensselaer (27 August 1738 – 19 February 1810), Representative from New York to the First United States Congress. Member of Masters’ Lodge No. 2, Albany, New York.
  • Killian K. Van Rensselaer (9 June 1763 – 18 June 1845), U.S. Representative from New York. Member of Masters’ Lodge No. 2, Albany, New York in 1787.
  • Stephen Van Rensselaer (1 November 1764 – 26 January 1839), Lieutenant Governor of New York and U.S. Representative from New York. 10th Richest American of all time. Founder of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Grand master of the Grand Lodge of New York from 1825-1829.
  • Samuel Rinnah Van Sant (11 May 1844 – 3 October 1936), U.S. Representative from and 15th Governor of Minnesota. Became a member of Snow Lodge No. 44, Le Claire, Iowa in 1869, and affiliated with Winona Lodge No. 18, Winona, Minnesota in 1894.
  • Abraham Van Vechten (5 December 1762 – 6 January 1837), American lawyer and a Federalist politician who served twice as New York State Attorney General. Member of Masters’ Lodge No. 2, Albany, New York in 1787.
  • Murray Van Wagoner (18 March 1898 – 12 June 1986), 38th Governor of Michigan. Member of Pontiac Lodge No. 21, Pontiac.
  • Charles C. Van Zandt (10 August – 4 June 1894), 34th Governor of Rhode Island. Member of St. Johns Lodge No. 1, Newport.
  • James E. Van Zandt (18 December 1898 – 6 January 1986), U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania. Member of Hiram Lodge No. 616, Altoona, receiving degrees on 15 April, 20 May, 24 June 1926.
  • Authur “Dazzy” Vance (4 March 1891 – 16 February 1961), Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. Raised 23 March 1926 in Clearwater Lodge No. 127, Clearwater, Florida.
  • Joseph Vance (21 March 1786 – 24 August 1852), 13th Governor of Ohio. Member of Harmony Lodge No. 8, Urbana, and was Master in 1817.
  • Robert Vance (24 April 1828) – 28 November 1899), U.S. Representative from North Carolina. Grand Master of North Carolina in 1868 to 1869.
  • Zebulon Vance (13 May 1830 – 14 April 1894) Confederate military officer in the American Civil War, the 37th and 43rd Governor of North Carolina, and U.S. Senator. A bronze of him stands in the National Statuary Hall Collection. The towns of Zebulon, Vanceboro as well as Vance County, all in North Carolina, are named for him. He petitioned Mt. Hermon Lodge #118 in Asheville and was raised on 20 June 1853. He was one of the founders of Excelsior Lodge #261 in Charlotte in 1867.
  • Arthur H. Vandenberg (22 March 1884 – 18 April 1951), U.S. Senator from Michigan. Raised 8 May 1907 at Grand River Lodge No. 34, Grand Rapids.
  • William Vandever (31 March 1817 – 23 July 1893), U.S. Representative from California and Iowa, and a general in the Federal Army during the American Civil War. Member of Dubuque Lodge No. 3, Dubuque, Iowa.
  • James K. Vardaman (26 July 1861 – 25 June 1930), U.S. Senator from and 36th Governor of Mississippi.
  • William Scott Vare (24 December 1867 – 7 August 1934), U.S. Senator and Representative from Pennsylvania. Member of Vaux Lodge No. 383 in Philadelphia.
  • José María Vargas (10 March 1786 – 13 July 1854), Third President of Venezuela.
  • Charles Varnum (21 June 1849 – 26 February 1936), Medal of Honor recipient and commander of the scouts for George Armstrong Custer in the Little Bighorn Campaign during the Great Sioux War. Life member of Olive Branch Lodge No. 47, Sturgis, South Dakota from 1881.
  • James Mitchell Varnum (17 December 1748 – 9 January 1789) American legislator, lawyer, general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and a pioneer to the Ohio Country. Member of St. John’s Lodge No. 1, Providence, Rhode Island. His Masonic funeral at what is now Marietta, Ohio, was the first Masonic gathering in the Northwest Territory of record.
  • Harry H. Vaughan (26 November 1893 – 20 May 1981), U.S. Army Major General and aide to Harry S. Truman. Mason, National Sojourner, and member of Almas Shrine Temple, Washington, D.C..
  • Horace Worth Vaughan (2 December 1867 – 10 November 1922), U.S. Territorial Representative representing Hawaii and Federal Judge. Oringally from Texas, he was raised in Border Lodge No. 672, Texarkana on 7 May 1897 and was Master from 1899-1904. Was Grand Orator of Grand Lodge of Texas in 1912.
  • Richard Vaux (19 December 1816 – 22 March 1895), U. S. Representative from Pennsylvania. Raised in Lodge No. 3 in Philadelphia on 21 February 1843. As Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania, he laid the cornerstone of the Philadelphia Masonic Temple in 1868.
  • James C. Veatch (19 December 1819 – 22 December 1895), Union general during the American Civil War. Member of Rockport Lodge No. 112, Rockport, Indiana.
  • Pierre-Théodore Verhaegen, Founder of the Belgian Liberal Party
  • Claude Joseph Vernet (14 August 1714 – 3 December 1789), French Painter.
  • Émile Jean-Horace Vernet (30 June 1789 – 17 January 1863), French painter.
  • George Graham Vest (6 December 1830 – 9 August 1904), U.S. Senator from Missouri. Best known for his “a man’s best friend” closing arguments from the trial in which damages were sought for the killing of a dog named Old Drum on 18 October 1869.
  • Albert Henry Vestal (18 January 1875 – 1 April 1932), U. S. Representative from Indiana. Member of Mt. Moriah Lodge No. 77, Anderson, Indiana, receiving degrees on 31 May, 1 and 2 June 1922.
  • Gabriel González Videla (22 November 1989 – 22 August 1980), 26th President of Chile. Was a member of Luz Esperanza Lodge No. 11 at La Serena.
  • Egbert Ludovicus Viele (17 June 1825 – 22 April 1902), U. S. Representative from New York and Union general during the American Civil War. Member of Kane Lodge No. 545, New York City.
  • Feliciano Viera (1872 – 1927), 47th President of Uruguay. Member of the Grand Orient of Uruguay
  • Armando Villegas, Colombian painter
  • George Villers, See 2nd Duke of Buckingham
  • Bird J. Vincent (6 March 1880 – 18 July 1931), U. S. Representative from Michigan. Member of Ancient Landmarks Lodge No. 303, Saginaw having receiving degrees on 10 June, 30 June, 4 July 1909.
  • John Vining (23 December 1758 – February 1802), U.S. Senator, U. S. Representative, and Continental Congressman from Delaware. Member of Lodge No. 63 at Lewis Town, Delaware.
  • Fred M. Vinson, Chief Justice of the United States (1946–1953)
  • John Charles Vivian (30 June 1889 – 10 February 1964), 30th Governor of Colorado. Member of Golden City Lodge No. 1, Golden, Colorado.
  • Swami Vivekanada, Hindu reformist/ revivalist Leader (1863–1902)
  • François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire) (1694–1778), French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher. Initiated in 1778 by WM Ben Franklin, Loge des Neuf Sœurs, Paris. He received only the First Degree, dying less than two months later.
  • Daniel W. Voorhees (26 September 1827 – 10 April 1897), U.S. Senator and Representative from Indiana.
  • Foster McGowan Voorhees (5 November 1856 – 14 June 1927), 30th Governor of New Jersey. Raised 17 February 1899 in Washington Lodge No. 33, Elizabeth, New Jersey.
  • Ignaz von Born, Hungarian nobleman and naturalist
  • Traian Vuia, Romanian inventor and early aviation pioneer.
  • Charles W. Vursell (8 February 1881 – 21 September 1974), U. S. Representative from Illinois. Member of Marion Lodge No. 130, Salem, Illinois receiving degrees on 19 September, 20 October, and 27 November 1906.

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