List of Phi Delta Theta members


List of Phi Delta Theta members
The signature of Lou Gehrig indicating his membership into Phi Delta Theta

This is a list of prominent alumni of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Names are listed followed by the school attended and the graduation year.

Contents

Academia

Air and Space

Art and architecture

Business

  • Robert Allen, Wabash College, 1957 - Chairman, AT&T 1988-97
  • William Allen, Oklahoma State Univ., 1958 - Former CEO, Phillips Petroleum
  • William Breslin. University of Alabama, 1974 - Former CEO, Blue Cross Blue Shield 2003-09
  • John Y. Brown, Jr., University of Kentucky, 1956 - Co-Founder, Kentucky Fried Chicken and former Kentucky Governor
  • Powell Crosley, University of Cincinnati, 1909 - Inventor, Owner of Cincinnati Reds
  • Tim Collins, Depauw University, 1978 - Founder, Senior Managing Director, and CEO of Ripplewood Holdings LLC
  • William H. Danforth, Washington University - St Louis, 1892 - Founder, Ralston Purina Mills Pet Food Company
  • Robert Diamond,Colby College -President of Barclays PLC
  • Charles W. "Chuck" Durham, Iowa State University, 1939 - Former owner, CEO and Chairman emeritus of HDR, Inc.
  • The Honourable Trevor Eyton, OC, QC, University of Toronto, 1956 - Former President and Chief Executive Officer of Brascan Limited
  • William F. Harrah, UCLA, 1934 - Founder, Harrah's Hotel and Casinos
  • Ray Lee Hunt. Southern Methodist University - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hunt Oil Company
  • Mark Hurd, Baylor Univ., 1979 - CEO, Hewlett-Packard
  • F. Ross Johnson, University of Manitoba, 1952 - Former CEO, RJR Nabisco
  • David Mann, Dalhousie University, 1963 - Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Emera
  • Charles Peter McColough, Dalhousie University, 1943, - Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Xerox
  • James McLamore, Cornell University, 1942 - Founder, Burger King
  • Edward Avery McIlhenny, Lehigh University, 1894 - son of Tabasco brand pepper sauce inventor Edmund McIlhenny
  • John Willard Marriott, University of Utah, 1925 - Founder, Marriott Corporation
  • Ronald K. Richey, Washburn University, 1949, - President and CEO of the Torchmark Corporation
  • Hermon Scott, M.I.T. 1930 - Founder of H.H. Scott, Inc.
  • Roger Smith, Univ. of Michigan, 1946 - Chairman, General Motors
  • John H. Tyson, Univ. of Arkansas, 1975 - Chairman, Tyson Foods
  • Ralph C. Wilson Jr., Univ. of Virginia, 1940 - Founder, Owner, and current president of The Buffalo Bills Football Team

Entertainment

Film and Television

Music

Radio

  • Ken Niles, Univ., of Montana, 1928 - Radio actor
  • Wendell Niles, Univ., of Montana, 1927 - Broadcaster during the Golden Age of radio

Video Games

  • Alex Seropian, University of Chicago, 1991 - Developer of the Halo, Marathon, and Myth series

Government

Canada

Executive and Judicial Branch

Governors

US Congressmen

  • Neil Abercrombie, Union, 1959 - Representative from Hawaii 1986-1987, 1991-2010
  • John Alexander Anderson, Miami University(Ohio), 1853 - Representative from Kansas, 1879–1886
  • William B. Bankhead, University of Alabama, 1893 - Former Speaker of the House, 1934–40
  • Douglas Barnard, Mercer University, 1943 - Representative from Georgia, 1977–92
  • Chris Bell, Univ. of Texas, 1988 - Representative from Texas, 2002–2003
  • Richard Walker Bolling, University of South, 1937 - Representative from Missouri, 1949–82
  • Charles G. Bond, Ohio State University, 1899 - Representative from New York, 1921–22
  • Edward J. Bonin, Dickinson College, 1933 - Representative from Pennsylvania , 1953–54
  • William G. Brantley, University of Georgia, 1881 - Representative from Georgia, 1897–1912
  • Jim Broyhill, University of North Carolina, 1950 - Representative from North Carolina, 1963–84
  • Howard Callaway, Georgia Tech, 1948 - Representative from Georgia, 1965–66
  • Frank Ertel Carlyle, University of North Carolina, 1920 - Representative from North Carolina, 1949–56
  • James M. Collins, Southern Methodist University, 1937 - Representative from Texas, 1967–82
  • Robert J. Corbett, Allegheny College, 1927 - Representative from Pennsylvania, 1939–72
  • Jim Courter, Colgate University, 1963 - Representative from New Jersey, 1979–90
  • Edwin R. Durno, University of Oregon, 1921 - Representative from Oregon, 1961–62
  • Charles K. Fletcher, Stanford University, 1924 - Representative from California, 1947–48
  • Wyche Fowler, Davidson College, 1962 - Representative from Georgia, 1977–86
  • James G. Fulton, Penn State, 1924 - Representative from Pennsylvania, 1945–72
  • Burton L. French, University of Idaho, 1901 - Representative from Idaho, 1903–32
  • Charles Goodell, Williams College, 1949 - Representative from New York, 1959–70
  • Andrew H. Hamilton, Wabash College, 1855 - Representative from Indiana, 1875–1878
  • Rufus Hardy, University of Georgia, 1875 - Representative from Texas, 1907–22
  • Joel Hefley, Oklahoma State, 1959 - Representative from Colorado, 1987–2007
  • William M. Howard, University of Georgia, 1877 - Representative from Georgia, 1897–1910
  • John Jarman, Westminster College, 1936 - Representative from Oklahoma, 1951–76
  • Royal C. Johnson, University of South Dakota, 1906 - Representative from South Dakota, 1915–32
  • John L. Kennedy, Knox College, 1883 - Representative from Nebraska, 1905–06
  • Frank Kratovil, McDaniel College (Formally known as Western Maryland), 1990, Representative from Maryland, 2009-
  • Charles M. La Follette, Wabash College, 1920 - Representative from Indiana, 1943–46
  • William Lemke, University of North Dakota, 1903 - Representative from North Dakota, 1933–50
  • Pete McCloskey, Stanford University, 1951 - Rep. from California. Author of the Endangered Species Act
  • Robert C. McEwen, Univ. of Vermont, 1942 - Representative from New York, 1965–80
  • Charles F. McLaughlin, University of Nebraska, 1908 - Representative from Nebraska, 1935–42
  • Frederick A. Muhlenberg, Gettysburg College, 1908 - Representative from Pennsylvania, 1947–48
  • William B. Oliver, University of Alabama, 1887- Representative from Alabama, 1915–36
  • Jim Ramstad, University of Minnesota - Representative from Minnesota, 1991–Present
  • Paul G. Rogers, University of Florida, 1942 - Representative from Florida, 1955–78
  • Max Sandlin, Baylor, 1975 - Representative from Texas, 1997–2004
  • Jouette Shouse, University of Missouri, 1899 - Representative from Illinois, 1915–18
  • Jim Slattery, Washburn University, 1970 - U.S. Representative from Kansas, 1983–1995
  • Willis Sweet, University of Nebraska, 1879 - Representative from Idaho, 1889–94
  • Clark W. Thompson, University of Oregon, 1918 - Representative from Texas, 1933–66
  • Edwin Keith Thomson, University of Wyoming, 1939 - Representative from Wyoming, 1955–60
  • Samuel Tribble, University of Georgia, 1891 - Representative from Georgia, 1911–1916
  • Frederick M. Vinson, Centre College, 1909 - Representative from Kentucky, 1924-1928, 1930-1937
  • Francis E. Walter, Lafayette College, 1916 - Representative from Pennsylvania, 1933–64

US Senators

  • Brockman Adams, University of Washington, 1948 - Former Senator from Washington, Sect. of Treasury, US Congressman
  • Harry P. Cain, University of the South, 1929 - Senator from Washington, 1946–52
  • Thomas Connally, University of Texas, 1898 - Senator from Texas, 1929–52
  • Harry Darby, University of Illinois, 1917 - Senator from Kansas, 1949–50
  • Dennis DeConcini, University of Arizona, 1959 - Senator from Arizona, 1977–1994
  • Duncan U. Fletcher, Vanderbilt University, 1880 - Senator from Florida, 1909–36
  • Wyche Fowler, Davidson College, 1962 - Senator from Georgia, 1987–92
  • J. Bennett Johnston, Washington & Lee College, 1954 - Senator from Louisiana, 1972–97
  • Sherman Minton - Democratic United States Senator from Indiana
  • Eugene D. Millikin, University of Colorado, 1913 - Senator from Colorado, 1941–56
  • Sam Nunn, Georgia Tech 1960 - Former Senator from Georgia, Founder of the Nuclear Threat Initiative
  • Arthur Raymond Robinson, University of Chicago, 1913 - Senator from Indiana, 1925–34
  • Elbert Thomas, University of Utah, 1906 - Senator from Utah, 1933–50
  • John Elmer Thomas, DePauw University, 1900 - Senator from Oklahoma, 1927–50
  • Thomas R. Underwood, University of Kentucky, 1919 - Former Senator and Congressman from Indiana
  • Xenophon P. Wilfley, Washington University, 1899 - Senator from Missouri, 1917–18
  • Raymond E. Willis, Wabash College, 1896 - Senator from Indiana, 1941–56

Other

  • Jean Baptiste Adoue, University of Texas, 1906 - Former Mayor of Dallas, Texas
  • Ralph Haben, University of Florida - Former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives
  • Nelson T. Harton, University of Washington - Solicitor of the IRS, co-founder of Hogan & Hartson where his clients included Howard Hughes
  • Adam Hasner, University of Maryland, 1991 - House Majority Leader, Florida House of Representatives, 2002–present
  • John F. Hayes, Washburn University, Majority Leader, Kansas House of Representatives
  • Henry F. Mason, Wisconsin, 1881 - Chief Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court
  • Charles D. McAtee, Washburn University, 1950 - Marine Corps officer, FBI agent, Candidate for Congress and Kansas Attorney General, supervised last executions in Kansas as director of penal institutions, 1965–1969
  • Warren W. Shaw, Washburn University, 1931 - Judge, member of Eisenhower’s staff during World War II, Representative in the Kansas House of Representatives, 1954 Republican nominee for Kansas governor
  • Shap Smith, University of Vermont, 1987 - Current Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives
  • Robert Stone, Washburn University, 1889 - Speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives (1915)
  • Richard Vinroot, University of North Carolina, 1963 - Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, 1991–95
  • Kevin White, Williams College, 1952 - Second Longest serving mayor in Boston history

Literature

  • Ray Stannard Baker, Michigan State University, 1889 - Biographer, Pulitzer Prize winner
  • Louis Bromfield, Columbia University, 1920 - Pulitzer Prize winner for Early Autumn
  • Po Bronson, Stanford, 1986 - Writer
  • Eugene Field, Knox College, 1872 - Poet, Author of Children's Books
  • Don Herold, Indiana University, 1912 - Humorist
  • Walter Havighurst, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1923 - Writer and professor
  • James Michener, Swarthmore College, 1929 - Pulitzer Prize Winner, Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient
  • Dan Moldea, The University of Akron, 1973 - Author, writer of organized crime and American politics books; http://www.moldea.com
  • Reynolds Price, Duke University, 1955 - Writer, essayist
  • William Tate, Vanderbilt University, 1922 - Poet, social commentator
  • Edward K. Thompson, Univ. of North Dakota, 1927 - Managing Editor of Life popular weekly pictorial magazine
  • William Allen White, University of Kansas, 1890 - Editor, writer, Pulitzer Prize winner

Media

Military

Medal of Honor - Victoria Cross recipients

Prominent military personnel

  • Jacob Ammen, Indiana University, 1830 - General, Union Army, Civil War
  • William Montague Browne, Univ. of Georgia, 1843 - General, Secretary of State, Confederate States of America
  • Arthur S. Champeny, Washburn University, - Brigadier general, only person in U.S. history to receive the Distinguished Service Cross in three separate wars
  • John K. Davis, University of New Mexico, 1951 - Assistant Commandant, Marine Corps 1983-86
  • Thomas J. Eccles, M.I.T., 1981 - Rear Admiral, United States Navy, received second star 2010
  • Julian J. Ewell, Duke University, 1936 - United States Army lieutenant general, Commander of Operation Speedy Express, Commander of the 9th U.S. Infantry Division
  • Louis R. de Steiguer, Ohio University, 1887 - Admiral, Commander in Chief, Battle Fleet, U.S. Fleet, 1927–1928
  • Arthur F. Gorham, Miami University, circa 1932 - (uninitated, transferred to West Point) Lieutenant Colonel, Commander, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment during Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily, twice awarded the Distinguished Service Cross
  • Robert L. Ghormley, University of Idaho, 1903 - Commander of all forces during the Guadalcanal campaign in WWII
  • Leonard D. Heaton, Denison College, 1923 - US Major General Surgeon General
  • Charles Horner, University of Iowa, 1958 - Commander NORAD North American Aerospace Defense Command, Commander of Allied Air Force for Desert Storm
  • Edgar Jadwin, Lafayette College, 1888 - General, Chief of Engineers 1926–1929
  • David E. Jeremiah, University of Oregon, 1955 - Admiral, Acting Chairman Joint Chief of Staffs, October 1993
  • Eli Long, Indiana University, 1855 - General, Union Army, Civil War
  • Edward P. King, University of Georgia, 1903 - Commanding Officer, Bataan World War II
  • John S. McCain, Sr., University of Mississippi, 1905 - Commander of all land-based naval aircraft in the South Pacific, World War II
  • Scott O'Grady, University of Washington, 1988 - USAF Captain shot down over Bosnia, rescued 6 days later
  • Edwin D. Patrick, Indiana University, 1916 - Commander of the 6th Infantry Div. in WWII
  • Bernard W. Rogers, Kansas State University, 1943 - Supreme Allied Commander Europe, NATO
  • Leroy W. Stutz, Washburn University, 1960 - Air Force colonel, spent 2,284 days as a prisoner of war during Vietnam
  • Robert Taplett, University of South Dakota, 1940 - Navy Cross Recipient, Korean War

Religion

Sports

References

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