Freemason: Winston Churchill

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  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, British statesman, author and Conservative Prime Minister (1940-45, 1951-55), rallied the British people during World War II.

    He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1953, the same year he received his knighthood.

    Churchill was a regular lodge attender, although not an office holder, until his resignation in July, 1912. In 1918 he signed an unsuccessful petition for a new lodge to be called the Ministry of Munitions Lodge and, in his only other recorded masonic contact, he visited Royal Naval Lodge No. 59 on December 10, 1928.

    Anti-masonic claims to the contrary, there is no documentation extant that Churchill publicly renounced Freemasonry.

    Initiated: May 24, 1901
    Passed: July 19, 1901
    Raised: March 5, 1902
    Studholme Lodge, London,
    later Studholme Alliance Lodge No. 1591 (1976)
     
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