Lost Hero: The Mason Who Backed the Revolution

By Walter J. Klein, 33°

Photo: Haym Salomon, sketch from the National Archives, Advanced Research Catalog ID ID: 532941 / Local ID: 148-GW-1124

There is not a word about him in Mackey’s or Coil’s Masonic encyclopedias. No lodges are named after him. And yet he has been a Masonic and national hero since the earliest days of America’s revolutionary movement.

No one has ever doubted his heroic contributions to the Revolution. But the Masonic fraternity has, for 235 years, somehow missed honoring […]