- Sep 2006
- Topeka, Kansas
FDR personally approved the design of the one dollar bill (not the seal which was designed by committee in 1776-1782). He was a Mason, and it is certainly possible that it was chosen because the symbolism engendered by the seal was in line with Masonic ideas. However, this is mere speculation and there is no evidence that the design of the seal or its use on the bill had Masonic origins.
Incidentally, the History Channel had an entire episode of Decoding the Past dedicated to this on last weekend. Maybe it will be re-run for those interested.