AL NORTH
District No. 0180

Elks of note:

 

Famous Elks

Politicians

Presidents of the United States
Warren G. Harding
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S Truman
John F. Kennedy
Gerald R. Ford

Members of Congress

Tip O'Neill
Carl Albert
John McCormick
Sam Rayburn
Tom Foley
Hale Boggs
 
Entertainers

Lawrence Welk
Will Rogers
Jack Benny
Andy Devine, Past Exalted Ruler of San Fernando,
California, Lodge No. 1539
Clint Eastwood
Gene Autry
Montie Montana
William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill)
Donald O'Connor
Billy Barty
 

Sports Figures

Vince Lombardi
Casey Stengel
Mickey Mantle
Whitey Ford
Jim Finks

 

Miscellany:

In popular culture
In The Honeymooners, Ralph Kramden and Ed Norton are members of the Raccoon Lodge and in one episode they are both candidates to be voted the Raccoons' "Grand High Exalted Mystic Ruler". This is likely a parody of the Elks and the Shriners as well as The Mikado. 

In The Flintstones, which takes much of its inspiration from The Honeymooners, Fred belongs to the Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes Lodge No. 26 with a "Grand Pooh-bah". 

In Stephen King's The Dark Tower, Roland and Susannah come across a skeleton that is wearing a ring that identifies him as an Elk. 

In Scene Nine of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, during the act "Brotherhood of Man", with the lyrics "Now, you may join the Elks, my friend, and I may join the Shriners". 

In Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. Main character Milkman dead proclaims, "If this bath and this woman... are all that come out of this trip, I will rest easy and do my duty to God, country, and the Brotherhood of Elks for the rest of my life." Page 285.

In The West Wing episode "The Women of Qumar", Rob Lowe's character Sam Seaborn mentions that his father was an Elk. 

In Curb Your Enthusiasm, Larry David lies about being "a moose and an elk" when trying to get a membership in a Protestant golf club. 

In Take Me Out To The Ball Game, 1948. Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly, Betty Garrett. 


It’s strictly USA (reprise) Lyrics and music by Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Roger Edens   "Like the annual Elks convention... ...They're really here to stay; Cause it’s strictly USA." 

Frank Barone in Everyone Loves Raymond was a member of the Elks although he left the lodge after being made man of the year. 

In Babbit, by Sinclair Lewis, the main character, George Babbit, is an active member of the Elks. 


Canadian indie rock group The Weakerthans have a song entitled "Psalm for the Elks Lodge Last Call". 

Members of the Elks Lodge are served reinvented American culinary classics in Bravo TV's Top Chef. 

                                                                  - Info from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

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