- Stephen Johnson Field, Williams 1837, Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
Daniel Bigelow, Union 1846,
Pioneer lawyer, judge and legislator in Washington Territory
- James A. Garfield, Williams 1856, second
fraternity man to become President of the United States
- Justin Smith Morrill, Middlebury 1860, United States Senator from Vermont;
author of the Morrill Act
- William H. H. Miller, Hamilton 1861, United States Attorney General
- Daniel S. Lamont, Union 1872, United States Secretary of War
- George W. Goethals,
Manhattan 1877, United States Army general, chief engineer during the
building of the Panama Canal
- Otto M. Eidlitz, Cornell 1881, contractor and civic investigator
- Charles Evans Hughes, Colgate and Brown
1881, Governor of New York, United States Secretary of
State, Chief Justice of the United
- Charles G. Dawes, Marietta 1884, Vice President of the United
States, United States
Ambassador to the United Kingdom; Nobel Peace Prize laureate
- Arthur M. Hyde, Michigan 1899, United States Secretary
- William B. Greeley, Stanford and California 1901, Chief Forester of
the United States Forest Service
- Arthur H. Vandenberg, Michigan 1904,
United States Senator from Michigan
- J. Arthur Clark, Toronto 1906, President of the Canadian Bar Association
- Robert H. Lord, Harvard and Northwestern 1906, adviser at the Paris Peace Conference, 1919
- Amos J. Peaslee, Swarthmore 1907, United States Ambassador
- Joyce Kilmer, Rutgers 1908 (did not graduate), poet,
journalist, editor, soldier.
- Warren Randolph Burgess, Brown 1912,
Permanent Representative to NATO
- Joseph P. Kennedy,
Harvard 1912, Ambassador to Great Britain, Kennedy family patriarch
- James B. Conlan, Harvard 1913, Ambassador to the Federal
Republic of Germany
- Paul Douglas, Bowdoin 1913, United States Senator from
- Sumner T. Pike, Bowdoin 1913, President
of the Atomic Energy Commission
- John L. Keddy, Hamilton 1915, Curator of the Smithsonian Institution
- Samuel C. Waugh, Nebraska 1915, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs at the United States Department of State
- Matthew W. Hill, Washington 1917, Chief Justice, Washington State
- Kenneth B. Keating,
Rochester 1919, United States Senator, New York; Ambassador to India;
Ambassador to Israel; Brigadier General, United States Army
- Lester B. Pearson, Toronto 1919, Prime Minister of Canada and
President of the United Nations General Assembly; Nobel Prize winner for
- David E. Lilienthal, DePauw 1920,
President of the Atomic Energy Commission
- Herbert Brownell,
Nebraska 1924, United States Attorney General
- Clifford P. Case, Rutgers 1925, Senator
from New Jersey
- Francis H. Russell, Tufts 1926, United States Ambassador
- General David M. Shoup, DePauw 1926, Commandant of the Marine Corps,
Medal of Honor recipient
- John M. Matthias, Ohio State 1928, Justice, Ohio Supreme Court
- Frank R. Kenison, Dartmouth 1929, Chief Justice, New Hampshire
- Winston L. Prouty, Lafayette 1930, Senator
- Foy D. Kohler, Ohio State 1931, Ambassador to the USSR
- William H. Avery, Kansas 1934,
Governor, State of Kansas
- Robert T. Stafford,
Middlebury 1935, US Congressman and Senator, Vermont
- Hugh Ellsworth Rodham,
Pennsylvania State 1935, Father of First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton
- Joseph L. Fisher, Technology 1935, US
- George R. Hunter, Manitoba 1937, Member of Parliament
- C. William O'Neill, Marietta and Ohio
State 1938, Governor, State of Ohio
- John P. Robarts, Western Ontario
1939, Premier, Province of Ontario, Canada
- George Welch (pilot), Purdue 1941, Shot
down the first Japanese aircraft of the Pacific War on Dec 7, 1941.
WWII triple air ace in three different fighter aircraft.
- F. Ray Keyser, Jr., Tufts 1950, Governor, State of
- Dr. G. William Whitehurst, Washington and
Lee 1950, US Congressman from Virginia
- William H. Brown, Jr., Swarthmore 1951,
Parliamentarian, United States House of Representatives
- John Bertrand Conlan, Northwestern
1951, US Congressman, Arizona
- Alan J. Dixon, Illinois 1951, Senator - Illinois
- E. Peter Lougheed, Alberta 1952,
Premier, Province of Alberta, Canada
- Robert P. Hanrahan, Bowling Green 1956,
US Congressman, Illinois
- Ronald A. Irwin, Western Ontario 1957, Minister of Indian Affairs
- Thomas E. Morgan, Lafayette 1958, US
- John S. Herrington, Stanford 1961, US
- N. Lloyd Axworthy, Manitoba 1963, Member of Parliament,
Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Michael D. Barnes, North Carolina 1965, US
- Angus S. King, Jr.,
Dartmouth 1966, Governor of the State of Maine
- Anthony J. Moffat,
Jr., Syracuse 1966, US Congressman, Connecticut
- Paul R. Ford, Middlebury 1967, Director of Amnesty International
- Tommy Franks, Texas 1967, United States Army general, commander of United States Central Command,
- Robert B. Reich, Dartmouth 1968,
former United States Secretary of
Aspin, Marquette 1970, U.S. Representative from Wisconsin's 1st
congressional district, United States Secretary of
- Chuck Poochigian, Fresno 1972, California State Senator (14th District)
- Thomas J. Vilsack,
Hamilton 1972, Governor of Iowa
- John J. Danilovich, Stanford 1972, United States Ambassador
to Costa Rica
Riley, Stanford 1972, United States Ambassador to
- Danny Rehberg, Washington State 1977, U.S. Representative from Montana's
at-large congressional district
- John Delaney, University of Florida 1977, former mayor of
Jacksonville, Florida, current president of the University of North Florida
- Steve Stivers, Ohio State '88, U.S. Representative for Ohio's 15th congressional district.
- William H. Long, Missouri '77, U.S. Representative from Missouri's 7th congressional district.
- Jack Coombs, Colby 1906, World Series pitcher with the
- Ralph N. Good,
Colby 1910, Major League Baseball player, Boston Nationals
- Billy Foulds,
Toronto 1911, Canadian Football League - Quarterback, Coach, Hall of
- Frank S.
McGill, McGill 1915, Member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame
- Kenneth L. "Tug" Wilson, Illinois 1920, Chairman US Olympic
Barry, Iowa 1926, Founder New York Knicks, NBA Hall of Fame coach
Irish, Pennsylvania 1928, NBA Hall of Famer
- Don A. Veller,
Indiana 1935, Former head football and golf coach at Florida State
- Andrew Currie, Manitoba 1935, Professional football player -
Regina Roughriders, Canadian Football League Hall of Famer
- Leland MacPhail, Swarthmore 1939, President, National
League Baseball and GM of the New York Yankees
- Hugh Gallarneau, Stanford 1941, Professional football
player - Chicago Bears
- Horace Ashenfelter, Penn State 1949, 1952
Olympic gold medalist (steeplechase)
- Frank R. Burns, Rutgers 1949, Head football coach, Rutgers
- Darrell Royal, Oklahoma 1950, Head football coach, University
- Harvey Kuenn, Wisconsin 1954, Baseball player and manager
- Michael White,
California 1957, NFL Coach
Holtz, Kent State 1958, Head football coach, University of South
Carolina, NCAA Football National Champion as Coach of Notre Dame in 1988
- Andy Goldston,
Oklahoma 1988, Quarterback, broke 19 National records, Fathered Bret
- Peter V. Ueberroth,
San Jose 1959, Organizer of the 1984 Summer Olympics and Commissioner of
Major League Baseball
- Theodore R. Boehm, Brown 1960, Chairman,
1987 Pan Am Games organizing committee
- Neil R.
Austrian, Swarthmore 1960, Former president and COO of the NFL
- Fred Arbanas, Michigan State 1961, Football player - Dallas
Texans (AFL) and Kansas City Chiefs
Hall, Penn State 1962, Former head football coach, University of
- Paul Flatley, Northwestern 1963, Professional football
player - Minnesota Vikings
- Pete Gogolak, Cornell 1964, Professional football player -
New York Giants
- Clark Graebner, Northwestern 1965, Professional tennis
- James D. Rodgers, Iowa 1965, Head
coach - Boston Celtics
- Steven Solomon,
Tufts 1965 - Former President/COO of the National Hockey League
- Jim Boeheim, Jr., Syracuse 1966, Head coach, Syracuse
- Rick Venturi, Northwestern 1968, NFL coach
- Bruce Coslet, Pacific 1968, NFL coach
- Thurman Munson, Kent State 1969, Professional baseball
player, New York Yankees
- Ed Molstad,
Alberta 1970, Professional football player, Edmonton (CFL)
- John J.
Ebersole, Penn State 1970, Professional football player, New York
- Rodney "Pete" Watson, Tufts 1972, Professional football
player, Cincinnati Bengals
- James H.
Sundberg, Iowa 1973, Professional baseball player, Texas Rangers
- Richard W. "Rick" Sund, Northwestern 1973, NBA executive
C. Gradishar, Ohio State 1974, Professional football player, Denver
- Mark VanEeghen,
Colgate 1974, Professional football player, Oakland Raiders
- Randy Gregg
(hockey player), Alberta 1975, NHL defenseman on five Stanley Cup
- Marty Akins,
University of Texas 1976, Quarterback
- Mick Luckhurst, California 1979, NFL placekicker
- Paul Mokeski, Kansas 1979, NBA center
- Craig Bolerjack, Kansas State 1980, CBS sportscaster
- Dino Mangiero,
Rutgers 1980, Professional Football player - Kansas City Chiefs,
Seattle Seahawks, New England Patriots
- Thomas W.
Darling, Syracuse 1981, Silver medal in crew, '84 Olympics and crew
member, Stars and Stripes, winner of the America's Cup
- Ken Margerum, Stanford 1981, NFL Receiver
- Chad Little, Washington State 1985, NASCAR Driver and
- Tom Burgess, Colgate 1986,
Professional football player - Ottawa, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg (CFL)
A. Les, Bradley 1986, Professional basketball player
- Craig Kelly, Washington 1987,
Professional Snowboarder, Four Time World Champion, Three Time US
Champion, Godfather of Freeriding
- Mike Withycombe, Fresno 1988, Professional football
player - New York Giants, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cincinnati
Bengals, Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers
Ball, Arlington 1990, BMX Cycler - 1991 Silver Medal, Pepsi Games
of Texas, Two-time U.S. Gold Cup Champion, Four-time Texas State
Champion, ABA World #6 ('95) and #4 ('99), Over 25 career National Main
- Jason "Kernel" Kurtzman, Hamilton 2005, National Football
League Punter 2006
Appeared in three games with the N.F.L.'s Detroit Lions.
- Joseph Kocot,
Massachusetts 2006, Professional Cyclist, 2006 Tour de France competitor.
- David Starr Jordan, Cornell 1872, First
President of Stanford University
- William H. P. Faunce,
Brown 1880, President of Brown University
- Fenton W. Booth, DePauw 1892, Dean of
Howard Law School, judge of the United States Court of Claims
- Harry Emerson Fosdick, Colgate 1900,
Theologian, author, educator
- James B. Conant, Harvard 1914,
President of Harvard
- Homer W. Davis,
Hamilton 1916, President of Athens College, Athens, Greece
- George W.
Haskins, Purdue 1916, Created the Purdue School of Aeronautical
Engineering and Astronautical Engineering.
- John C. Warner,
Indiana 1919, President, Carnegie Institute of Technology
- Dr. Phillip R. Shriver,
Kent State 1949, President Emeritus, Miami University
- Dr. Gordon P. Eaton, Wesleyan 1951, President,
Iowa State University
- Dr. Richard A.
Kenyon, Clarkson 1954, President, Tri-State University
O. Ikenberry, Illinois 1956, Chancellor and President, University of
- Dr. James B.
Holderman, Denison 1958, President, University of South Carolina
- Dr. Paul J.
Olscamp, Western Ontario 1958, President of Bowling Green State
- Dr. Arthur
K. Smith, Jr., Houston 1959, former Chancellor of the University of Houston System
and President of the University of Houston
- Dr. John E. Brown,
Kansas 1961, President of Coe College
- Dr. William H.
Mobley, Denison 1963, President, Texas A&M University
- William R. Brody, Technology 1965,
President, Johns Hopkins University
- Bro. Dr. Craig J. Franz,
FSC, Bucknell 1975, President, St. Mary's College of California
- Dr. Will S. Keim,
Pacific 1975, Noted motivational speaker and author
- Melvin A. Eggers, Syracuse 1976, Chancellor
of Syracuse University
- Dr. Richard M. Cyert, Carnegie 1986, President of
- Selamawi Asgedom, Harvard 1999, Noted
motivational speaker and author
- David C.
Broski, Bradley, President of Bradley University
- David Frohnmayer, Oregon, President
of the University of Oregon
- Edward C. Prescott, Swarthmore College,
1962, American Economist, Winner of Nobel Prize in Economics 2004,
Professor at ASU's W.P. Carey School of Business
- David B. Weldon, Western Ontario 1947, Former Chancellor of UWO (1984-88), Philanthropist, Namesake of D.B. Weldon Library
- C.B. "Bud" Johnston, Western Ontario 1954, Former Dean (1978-89)
- Harry Carey, New York 1902, Early western movie actor
- Edgar Bergen, Northwestern 1927, Ventriloquist and
- George A. "Banana
George" Blair, Miami 1937, Champion barefoot water-skier,
- Anthony H.
Sargent, Washington and Lee 1955, News correspondent, CBS News
- Noel Stookey, Michigan State 1955, Folk
singer and composer, "Paul" of Peter, Paul and Mary
- Ronald H.
Husmann, Northwestern 1959, Broadway and screen actor and producer
- Richard Threlkeld, Ripon 1960, ABC news
- John H.
Davidson, Denison 1963, Actor, singer and comedian
- Alan Thicke, Western Ontario 1967, Actor and songwriter
- Stephen R.
Walker, Iowa State 1984, Host of "The Pet Department" - FOX TV
M. Frankel, Syracuse 1986, News correspondent - NBC
- Robert B. Krug,
Indiana 1988, Least used session man in Nashville
- Jonathan Buss,
Bradley 1994, Emmy Award Winning Director for an HBO Short Film
- Gabriel Macht, Carnegie 1994, Actor
Yorn, Syracuse 1996, Singer, Songwriter
- Jason Lewis, San Diego 1993, Actor,
- Donald Wright, Western Ontario 1933, Composer, Music Educator, Philanthropist, Namesake of the Don Wright Faculty of Music at UWO, Member of the Mustangs Track & Field Hall of Fame
- William Bross,
Williams 1838, Editor - Chicago Tribune
- Rossiter Johnson, Rochester 1863, Historian
- Rupert Hughes, Western Reserve 1892, Historian and novelist
- Stephen Crane, Lafayette and Syracuse 1894, Journalist and
author; Red Badge of Courage
- Joyce Kilmer, Rutgers 1909, Poet and battlefield reporter
- Leland Stowe, Wesleyan 1921, Columnist and 1930 Pulitzer
- Hedley W.
Donovan, Minnesota 1934, Editor-in chief of TIME Magazine
- Drew Middleton,
Syracuse 1934, Syndicated columnist and London correspondent, The New
Letts Jones, Stanford 1935, President of Copley Newspapers
- Austin H. Kiplinger, Cornell 1938,
Publisher of the Kiplinger Letter
- Dwight E. Sargent, Colby 1939,
Editorialist and Editor, New York Herald Tribune
- Heywood Hale Broun, Swarthmore 1940,
Editorialist and author
Dinwiddle, Virginia 1940, Editor-in-chief, Popular Mechanics
- Buert R.
Servaas, Indiana 1941, President, The Saturday Evening Post
- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.,
Cornell 1944, Editorialist and author
F. McLoughlin, DePauw 1950, President of Reader's Digest
- Donald Axinn,
Middlebury 1951, Poet and author
- Robert S.
Phillips, Syracuse 1960, Poet and author
- Lynn D. W.
Luckow, North Dakota 1971, President & CEO of Jossey-Bass
- Richard A. Moran,
Rutgers 1972, Author
- Joseph P.
Turton, Denison 1994, Author - My Freshman Manual
Science and technology
D. Noyes, Amherst 1883, Financial editor of the New York Times
- Alfred P. Sloan, Technology 1895, Chairman of the board -
T. Holliday, Western Reserve 1905, President of Standard Oil of Ohio
- William A.
Mather, McGill 1908, President of Canadian Pacific Railway
- Clarence Francis, Amherst 1910, President
of General Foods
- Albert W.
Hughes, Colgate 1911, President of J.C. Penney
- Thomas B. McCabe,
Swarthmore 1915, President of Scott Paper and chairman of the Federal
- Winthorp H.
Smith, Amherst 1916, Co-founder of Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner,
- David Burpee, Cornell 1917, President of Burpee Seed Company
- Morse G. Dial,
Cornell 1919, Chairman of Union Carbide
- Edward P. Taylor,
McGill 1922, Chairman of Canadian Breweries and President of the Argus
- William E. Robinson, New York 1923, Chairman of Coca-Cola
- James S.
Schoff, Rochester 1923, Chairman of Bloomingdale's Department Stores
Schaenan, Sr., Cornell 1923, Chairman of Smith Barney & Company
Bernhard, Williams 1925, Founder of the investment news organization
- Charles F.
White, Bucknell 1925, President of M&M Candy Company
- Leslie M.
Cassidy, Pennsylvania 1926, Chairman and CEO of Johns-Manville
- Earl B.
Hathaway, Northwestern 1927, President of Firestone Tire and Rubber
- Trevor F.
Moore, Toronto 1928, Vice President - Imperial Oil of Canada
- James S. McDonnell,
Technology 1929, Chairman of McDonnell-Douglas
- Arthur V.
Danner, Indiana 1930, President of Mobil Petroleum Company
- Leonard E.
Root, Pacific 1932, President of Lockheed Missiles and Space Co.
- Edward W.
Carter, UCLA 1932, Chairman emeritus, Carter, Hawley, Hale
- Dwane L.
Wallace, Wichita 1933, Chairman of Cessna Aircraft Co.
- Semon E.
Knudsen, Technology 1936, President of Ford Motor Company
- David M.
Chenoweth, McGill 1938, Director and executive vice president of
Molson Breweries, Ltd.
- Edward G.
Harness, Marietta 1940, CEO of Proctor & Gamble
- Walter A.
Fallon, Union 1940, President and CEO of Eastman Kodak
- Charles L.
Brown, Virginia 1943, Chairman AT&T
- H. James Avery,
Illinois 1944 - Founder and CEO of James Avery Craftsman, Inc.
- L. Gordon
McGovern, Brown 1948, Chairman of Campbell Soup
- Charles D.
Miller, Johns Hopkins 1949, CEO of Avery Dennison
- John W.
Amerman, Dartmouth 1953, Chairman and CEO of Mattel International
- Thomas Perkins, MIT 1953, prominent Silicon Valley venture
capitalist and founding partner, Kleiner,
Perkins, Caufield & Byers. Serves on the board of directors for
News Corp. He owns The Maltese Falcon (yacht) - the
world's largest privately owned sailing yacht
P. Simmions, Technology 1953, Chairman of Allegheny Ludlum Steel
- Maurice Mandel,
Chicago 1955, Investment Banker and former Financial Manager of the
Delta Upsilon Education Fund
- William M.
Crossin, Toronto 1955, President of Merle Norman Cosmetics
G. Davidson, Wisconsin 1955, Executive VP of Harley-Davidson,
(Grandson of Founder) - '99 Inductee of Motorcycle Hall of Fame
- John P. Morgridge, Wisconsin
1955, President and CEO of Cisco Systems, Inc.
Krasnitz, Chicago 1957, CEO of Singer Corporation
- John W. Rogers, Miami 1957, Chairman
and CEO of United Parcel Service
D. Downing, Iowa State 1958, President of the Sierra Club
- James McQuaid,
Chicago 1960, President of Delta Upsilon International from 1994-2000
and successful businessman
- Neil Austrian,
Swarthmore 1961, Chairman of iWon.co
- Gerald T.
Aaron, Wichita 1963, President of Pizza Hut
- Michael D. Eisner,
Denison 1964, Chairman and CEO of Walt Disney Co.
- Michael McConnell, Tufts 1965 - CEO of Brown Brothers Harriman
investment bank in New York City
- Steve Rowley, Ohio 1965, President of DAY-TIMERS, Inc.
- Michael R.
Hallman, Michigan 1967, Past President and Chief Operating Officer
of Microsoft, past President & CIO of Boeing Computer Services, past
Vice President of Field Operations for IBM. Brother Hallman currently
serves on the boards of directors of Intuit, InFocus Corporation, NetApp
Corporation, and two wholly owned subsidiaries of Fujitsu Ltd.
Stallkamp, Miami 1968, President of DaimlerChrysler Corporation
Bello, Tufts 1968, Founder of SOBE Beverage Company, President of
NFL Properties from 1986-93
- John H. Eyler,
Jr., Washington 1969, President and CEO of FAO Schwartz
- Miles G.
Bryant, III, Arlington 1970, President and General Director of
Chrysler of Mexico
- Mark O.
Stutrud, North Dakota 1974, Founder and President of Summit Brewing
- David C. Novak, Missouri 1974, Chairman and CEO of Yum!
Brands Inc., former COO at the Pepsi-Cola Company.
- Chase Carey, Colgate 1976, President and CEO of DirecTV.
Chase is also on the Board of Directors for News Corp.
Thain, MIT 1977, Current CEO Merrill Lynch & Co.
Former President and COO of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.; former CEO of
- Dan Nye, Hamilton College 1988, President and
CEO of LinkedIn.com
- Douglas Lebda,
Bucknell 1992, Founder and CEO of LendingTree.com
- David Diesslin,
Indiana University, CFO and Founder Diesslin and Associates in Dallas
Fort Worth. David has been recognized as 'One Of The Best Financial
Advisors' in Worth Magazine
- Cem Kozlu,
Denison University, former CEO of Turkish Airlines and Coca Cola
- Greg Skibiski, Founder, former CEO & Chairman of Sense Networks
- Brett Channer, Western Ontario 1986, President and Chief Creative Officer of Red Lion Canada
- Richard M. Ivey, Western Ontario 1947, President of Alcore Investments, Philanthropist, Former Chancellor of UWO (1980-84), Companion of the Order of Canada
- Charles F. Kettering, Ohio State 1904,
Inventor and philanthropist
- Laurens Hammond, Cornell 1916, Inventor of
the pipeless organ
- Arnold O. Beckman,
Illinois 1922, Inventor of the pH meter and founder of Beckman
- Linus C. Pauling, Oregon State
1922, Winner of two Nobel Prizes ; chemistry and peace
- Dr. Christian B. Anfinsen, Swarthmore
1937, Nobel Prize winner for chemistry
- Dr. William C. Dement, Washington 1949,
Pioneer in sleep research, discovered and named REM sleep, author of
many books on sleep, founder of the National Sleep Foundation, and a
long time professor at Stanford University where he established one of
the first university sleep laboratories.
- Dr. Augustus A.
White, III, Brown 1957, Chief Surgeon of Orthopedics at Beth Israel
Hospital in Boston
- Dr. Robert Cade, Texas, Inventor of Gatorade, Professor at the
University of Florida
- Col. Frederick H. Hauck,
Tufts 1962, NASA astronaut
- Don Francis, California 1966, Discovered link between HIV
virus and AIDS, subject of And the Band Played On.
- Brewster H. Shaw, Wisconsin 1967, NASA
- Terry Hart, Lehigh 1968, NASA astronaut
- Lee Nordan,
Tufts 1968, Prominent eye surgeon in San Diego and a pioneer in LASIK
Surgery and radial keratotomy
- Dr. Peter J. Fowler, Western Ontario 1960, Accomplished Orthopedic Surgeon, Namesake of the Fowler-Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic at UWO, Mustangs Swimming Star