List of Phi Gamma Delta members
Over the years, many members of the Fraternity of
Phi Gamma Delta(also known as FIJI) have excelled in their chosen fields. Examples include eleven Presidential Medal of Freedomrecipients, five Medal of Honorrecipients, six Pulitzer Prizewinners, two Nobel Prizewinners, over 80 competitors in the Olympic Games(of which at least 28 Fijis have won at least 37 medals), and at least six billionaires. This list is an attempt to capture some of the many accomplishments Fijis have made.
Business and Philanthropy
Ted Ammon( Bucknell, 1971): American financier and investment broker; Youngest partner at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.; Murdered by his wife's boyfriend in 2001
* Chester "Chet" Cadieux (Oklahoma,
1954): Founder and CEO of the QuikTrip(a.k.a. "QT") chain of nearly 500 convenience stores.
Donald Wills Douglas, Sr.( MIT, 1914): Founder of the Douglas Aircraft Company, which later became part of McDonnell Douglas Corporation.
Charlie Ergen(Tennessee, 1975): Co-founder and CEO of EchoStar Communications Corporation, the parent company of Dish Network; billionaire
* Jeff Fettig (Indiana,
1979): CEO of Whirlpool Corporation
John Gottschalk( Nebraska, 1965): CEO and Publisher of the Omaha World-Herald; President of the Boy Scouts of America.
William Adolphus Graham IV(Bucknell, 1962): Chairman and CEO of the Graham Companyand a Bucknell University trustee.
* Bradley R. Guest (Virginia,
1987): CTO, Valero Energy
* Jess Jackson (California,
1952): Billionaire wine entrepreneur; namesake of Kendall-Jacksonwinery and majority owner of Curlin: the 2007 Preakness Stakeswinner, 2007 Belmont Stakessecond place finisher, and 2007 Kentucky Derbythird place finisher.
* Philip H. Knight (Oregon,
1959): Co-Founder, Owner & President, Nike Corporation; billionaire
* Josiah K. Lilly, III (Cornell,
1939): Generous philanthropist[ [http://archive.capecodonline.com/year2000/lilly125.htm Josiah K. Lilly, III legacy] ] ; Lilly Endowmentand heir to Eli Lilly and Company.
Edmund C. Lynch( Johns Hopkins University, 1097) A founder of Merrill Lynchinvestment company.
* Patrick McGovern (
MIT, 1959): Chairman of the Board, International Data Group; founder of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research; billionaire
* Robert C. Pohlad (Arizona State,
1976): CEO [ [http://www.pepsiamericas.com/about/team.pohlad.shtml Robert Pohlad becomes CEO] ] of PepsiAmericas, a multi-billion dollar company. [ [http://www.pepsiamericas.com/about/overview.shtml PepsiAmericas overview] ]
* Donald J. Rippert (Virginia,
1981): CTO of Accenture
* John A. "Jack" Rodgers (Kansas,
1953): Sr. Vice President (retired), Starbucks Coffee
* Tom Ryan (Rhode Island,
1975): Founder, Owner & President, CVS
* Alfred J. Verrecchia (Rhode Island,
1965): President of Global Operations & Chief Operating Officer, Hasbro Inc.
* Eric Adams (Georgia,
1978): CEO of Fugro Jason a multi-million dollar software company
Victor G. Atiyeh(Oregon, 1945): Former Governor of Oregon
Newton D. Baker(Johns Hopkins, 1892): Former Secretary of War
Alphonzo E. Bell, Jr.( Occidental, 1938): U.S. House of Representatives, Californiafor eight terms; Republican National Committee; the southern California communities of Bell, Bell Gardensand Bel-Aireare named after his family.
Calvin Coolidge(Amherst, 1895): Thirtieth President of the United States of America
* Admiral (ret.) William J. Crowe, Jr. (Oklahoma,
1946): Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Ambassadorto the United Kingdom
Charles W. Fairbanks( Ohio Wesleyan, 1872): Twenty-Sixth Vice President of the United States; Namesake, Fairbanks, Alaska
John N. Hostettler( Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1983): former U.S. House of Representatives, Indiana
Frank Iacobucci(British Columbia, 1962): Former Justice, Supreme Court of Canada
* Joseph R. Kerrey (Nebraska,
1965): U.S. Senator, Nebraska; Former Governor of Nebraska
Herbert H. Lehman( Williams College, 1899): Humanitarian; four-term Governor of New York; United States Senator from New York; Colonel in the US Army during World War I. [ [http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/lehsuite/biography_files/index.html Lehman biography] ]
Thomas R. Marshall(Wabash, 1873): Twenty-Eighth Vice President of the United States
Robert S. McNamara(California, 1937): Former United States Secretary of Defense
Frank O'Bannon(Indiana, 1952): Former Governor of Indiana
Mike Pence( Hanover College, 1981): U.S. House of Representatives, Indiana
* Donald Randall Richberg (
University of Chicago, 1901): Head of the National Recovery Administration, composer of several Fiji songs. [ [http://www.phigam.org/history/Songs/songs.htm Phi Gamma Delta songs] ]
Charles E. Rushmore( College of the City of New York, 1876): Namesake, Mount Rushmore National Memorial
* Byron R. White (Colorado,
1938): Former Supreme Court Justice; College Football Hall of Fame
Scott Bakula(Kansas, 1977): Actor, "Quantum Leap", " Murphy Brown", "".
* William Jan Berry (
UCLA, 1963): Singer and guitar player, "Surfer Sound" duo Jan and Dean.
* John W. "Johnny" Carson (Nebraska,
1949): Former host, NBC's " The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".
Luis Moro( Rutgers University1987), actor, filmmaker, writer, best known for his history making-film " Love and Suicide", which made him the first American to break the embargo on Cuba to film a feature there. [Rosero, Jessica. [http://bobbilou.wordpress.com/2006/09/29/union-city-reporter-interview-by-jessica-rosero/ "The revolution begins within: Hudson County native brings his Cuban people back home"] , " Union City Reporter", May 28, 2006. Accessed August 23, 2008. "That is one of the torments plaguing Tomas, played by Kamar De Los Reyes, who is the lead character of Love & Suicide, which was co-written and directed by former Union City native Luis Moro and Lisa France."]
* Willam S. "Bill" Fiorio (Illinois,
1969): Former guitarist for REO Speedwagon (AKA Duke Tumatoe).
Radney Foster( Sewanee, 1982): Country music singer/songwriter; "Nobody Wins", "Just Call Me Lonesome".
* Matthew C. Fox (Columbia,
1989): Actor, " Party of Five", "Lost".
Jim Gaffigan( Purdue University, 1987): Comedian.
Robert Gant( University of Pennsylvania): Actor, ""Queer as Folk" (North American TV series) ", Gay Rights Advocate.
* Eric Gilliland (
Northwestern University, 1984): Writer/Producer, " Roseanne", " That 70's Show". [ [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0319219/ Eric Gilliland in IMDB] ]
* Daniel Wright Schear (Virginia,
1956): Mastermind of the famous comedy album Seven Dirty Words.
Bob McGrath(Michigan, 1954); "Bob" on Sesame Street.
Seth Meyers( Northwestern University, 1996): TV Cast Member, Head Writer, Saturday Night Live".
Ralph Morgan(Columbia, 1904): Actor; Co-founder, charter member and first president of the Screen Actors Guild.
Cory Morrow(Texas Tech, 1990): "Texas Country" singer/songwriter.
Dermot Mulroney( Northwestern University, 1985): Actor, " My Best Friend's Wedding", " About Schmidt", " The Wedding Date", " The Family Stone".
John Ritter(Southern California, 1970): Actor, " Three's Company", " Hearts Afire" and " 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter".
Morgan Spurlock(NYU, 1993): Independent Movie Director, creator of " Supersize Me".
McLean Stevenson(Illinois Wesleyan, 1948): Actor, " M*A*S*H (TV Series).
* Michael Lee Johnson (
University of Texas at Arlington), 2000: Uncredited Child Actor, " Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom".
Media and Literature
Roone Arledge(Columbia, 1952): Former President, ABC News and Sports; first producer of Wide World of Sports; creator of Monday Night Football, 20/20, ABC World News Tonight, Nightline, This Week and Primetime Live. Won a total of 37 Emmyawards and is in the Television Hall of Fame.
* Ken Blanchard (Cornell,
1961): Management consultant and author of best-selling "One Minute Manager".
David H. DePatie( Sewanee, 1951): Film Producer, producer of animated cartoons.
Thomas A. Desjardin(Florida State, 1986): Author and Civil War scholar.
* Stuart W. "Stu" Evey (Washington,
1956): Former Chairman of the Board, ESPN.
Bill Geist(Illinois, 1967): Best selling author, Emmyaward-winning journalist and contributor to CBS Sunday Morning.
Paul Kangas(Michigan, 1959): Anchor and Commentator, Nightly Business Report.
Brian Lamb(Purdue, 1963): Founder and host, C-SPAN.
Ross Lockridge, Jr.(Indiana, 1935): Novelist, author of " Raintree County".
* J. Richard Munro (Colgate,
1957): Co-Founder of HBO, Former Chairman of Time Warner Inc.
Dave Revsine( Northwestern University, 1991): Sportscaster, ESPN.
E. B. White(Cornell, 1921): Novelist, author of " Charlotte's Web" and " Stuart Little", amongst other literary works.
Robert U. Woodward( Yale 1965): The assistant managing editor of The Washington Post, and noted author.
* Frank Norris (California,
1894): Author of The Octopusand McTeague.
Tom Peters( Cornell University, 1964): Author of In Search of Excellence.
* The Most Rev. Edmond Lee Browning (Sewanee,
1952): 24th Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America
* Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (Ohio Wesleyan,
1920): Theologian, author of "The Power of Positive Thinking"
cience, Technology and Medicine
* Luis W. Alvarez (Chicago,
1932): Nobel Prizewinner, Physics, 1968.
Eugene Cernan(Purdue, 1956): Former astronaut, Apollo and Gemini space programs, last man to walk on the moon. [ [http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/cernan-ea.html Gene Cernan] ]
* Bartley P. Griffith (Bucknell,
1970): Accomplished thoracic surgeon. Kimberly Fuller (youngest U.S. heart transplant patient at the time) and Thomas Gaidosh (Jarvik-7 artificial heart) were patients of his. [ [http://www.bucknell.edu/x12878.xml Bartley P. Griffith biography] ]
* J. Allen Harris (British Columbia,
1922): Co-discoverer of the 61st chemical elementillinium (later renamed promethium) in 1926. [ [http://acswebcontent.acs.org/landmarks/landmarks/noyes/hopkins.html National Historic Chemical Landmarks] ]
* O. Wayne Isom (Texas Tech,
1962): Cardiothoracic Surgeon in chief, NY Hospital-Cornell Medical Center [ [http://www.cornellphysicians.com/owayneisom/biography.html Cornell Physicians] ] . Past patients of his include Larry King, Walter Cronkite, and David Letterman. [ [http://www.covenantheartinstitute.com/Services/EducationCommunity/DrIsom/default Covenant Heart Institute] ]
Jack Swigert(Colorado, 1953): Former astronaut, Apollo program.
* Charles Armstrong (Purdue,
1964): President and COO of the Seattle Mariners
Sal Bando(Arizona State, 1966): Professional baseball player Kansas City Athletics, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, and General Manager, Milwaukee Brewers
Clayton Bennett(Oklahoma, 1981): Chairman of the Professional Basketball Club [ [http://www.nba.com/sonics/news/clayton_bennett.html Professional Basketball Club, LLC] ] , owner of the Seattle SuperSonicsand Seattle Stormprofessional basketball teams; billionaire
* Morgan Burke (Purdue,
1973): Athletic Director, Purdue University
John Cappelletti(Penn State): Professional football player; winner, Heisman Trophy; member, College Football Hall of Fame
Keith Carney( University of Maine, 1991): Professional hockey player for Buffalo Sabres, Chicago Blackhawks, Phoenix Coyotes, Anaheim Ducks, Vancouver Canucks,and the Minnesota Wild
* Harry C. "Skip" Caray, Jr. (Missouri,
1961): Announcer, Atlanta Braves
Tim Finchem(Richmond, 1969): PGA Tourcommissioner
Billy Cundiff( Drake University, 2002): Professional football player, Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints
* Tim Curley (Penn State,
1976) Athletic Director, Penn State University
* Brian D. Griese (Michigan,
1997): Professional football player, Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears
E.J. Holub(Texas Tech, 1961): Professional football player, Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs, Collegiate All-American, AFL All-Star
Mike Huff( Northwestern University, 1985): Professional baseball player, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays
Hale Irwin(Colorado, 1967): Professional golfer; member, World Golf Hall of Fame
* Roy Jackson (Pennsylvania,
1961): President of Convest Inc. sports management firm and former owner of the racehorse Barbaro, winner of the 2006 Kentucky Derby.
Mark Loretta( Northwestern University, 1993): Professional baseball player, Milwaukee Brewers, Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, winner, Hutch Award
Win Lyle( Auburn University, 1989): placekicker at Auburn University, professional placekicker Arizona Cardinals
* Christopher "Christy" Mathewson (Bucknell,
1902): Former professional baseballplayer; member, Baseball Hall of Fame
Bob Mathias(Stanford, 1953): Two-time Olympic decathlon gold medalist (1948 and 1952) and United States Congressman
Hugh Millen(Washington, 1986): Professional football player, Los Angeles Rams, Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos
Jack Nicklaus(Ohio State, 1961): Professional golfer; member, World Golf Hall of Fame
Peter O'Malley( University of Pennsylvania): Former President and owner, Los Angeles Dodgers
Jerry Pate(Alabama, 1974): Professional golfer; winner, 1976U.S. Open
Roger Penske(Lehigh, 1959): Co-founder of Championship Auto Racing Teams(CART); owner of Penske Racing, winner 14 Indianapolis 500s and 9 CART points titles; billionaire
Bobby Rahal( Denison University, 1975): Race Car Driver, winner of Indianapolis 500
Greg Schiano(Bucknell, 1988): Head coach, Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team. Brought Rutgers from being winless in the Big Eastin 2001 to a #12 national ranking and a Texas Bowlvictory over Kansas State in 2006.
Dean Smith(Kansas, 1953): Former North Carolina Tar Heels men's basketballcoach; member, Basketball Hall of Fame
Payne Stewart(Southern Methodist, 1979): Professional golfer; member, World Golf Hall of Fame
Edwin Sweetland(Cornell, 1899): first salaried basketball coach of the Kentucky Wildcats and head football coach at Syracuse, Ohio State, Colgate, Kentucky, Miami University, West Virginia, and Tulane
* James B. Tafel (Pittsburgh,
1949): Owner, Street Sense, winner of the 2007 Kentucky Derby, the 2007 Travers Stakesand 2007 Preakness Stakesrunner-up.
Tom Yawkey( Yale University, 1925): owner, Boston Red Sox, member, Baseball Hall of Fame
Phi Gamma Delta Olympic Medalists
Presidential Medal of Freedomrecipients
Jack Swigert(Colorado, 1953) [ [http://www.medaloffreedom.com/JohnSwigert.htm Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients] ]
Byron R. White(Colorado, 1938) [ [http://www.medaloffreedom.com/ByronRaymondWhite.htm Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients] ]
Johnny Carson(Nebraska, 1949) [ [http://www.medaloffreedom.com/JohnnyCarson.htm Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients] ]
*Admiral (ret.) William J. Crowe, Jr. (Oklahoma,
1946) [ [http://www.medaloffreedom.com/WilliamCrowe.htm Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients] ]
Herbert H. Lehman( Williams College, 1899) [ [http://medaloffreedom.com/HerbertLehman.htm Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients] ]
Brian Lamb( Purdue University, 1963) [ [http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2007/11/20071105-1.html White House press release] ]
Robert S. McNamara(California, 1937) [ [http://www.medaloffreedom.com/RobertMcNamara.htm Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients] ]
Jack Nicklaus(Ohio State, 1961) [ [http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/11/20051109-2.html White House press release] ]
Norman Vincent Peale(Ohio Wesleyan, 1920) [ [http://www.medaloffreedom.com/NormanVincentPeale.htm Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients] ]
Byron White(Colorado, 1938) [ [http://www.medaloffreedom.com/ByronRaymondWhite.htm Byron White's Medal of Freedom] ]
E.B. White(Cornell, 1921) [ [http://www.medaloffreedom.com/EBWhite.htm Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients] ] Medal of Honorrecipients
Tedford H. Cann(CCNY, 1920): Seaman, USN [ [http://www.army.mil/cmh/html/moh/worldwari.html Medal of Honor Recipients, World War I] ]
* Marcellus H. Chiles (
Colorado College, 1916): Captain, USA [ [http://www.army.mil/cmh/html/moh/worldwari.html Medal of Honor Recipients, World War I] ]
* Joseph R. Kerrey (Nebraska,
1965): Lieutenant, Junior Grade, USN Reserve SEAL Team [ [http://www.army.mil/cmh/html/moh/vietnam-a-l.html Medal of Honor Recipients, Viet Nam (A-L)] ]
George H. Ramer(Bucknell, 1950): 2nd Lieutenant, USMC Reserve [ [http://www.army.mil/cmh/html/moh/koreanwar.html Medal of Honor Recipients, Korean War] ]
* Joseph H. Thompson (Pittsburgh,
1905): Major, USA [ [http://www.army.mil/cmh/html/moh/worldwari.html Medal of Honor Recipients, World War I] ] Nobel Prizewinners
Luis Walter Alvarez(Chicago, 1932) awarded the 1968 Nobel Prize for Physics. [ [http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1968/index.html The Nobel Prize in Physics 1968] ]
Frederick Chapman Robbins(Missouri, 1936) awarded, along with two other colleagues, the 1954 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. [ [http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1954/ The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1954] ] Pulitzer Prizewinners
Douglas Southall Freeman( University of Richmond, 1904) awarded in 1935 for "R. E. Lee" and posthumously in 1958 for "George Washington, Volumes I - VI" [ [http://www.pulitzer.org/index.html Pulitzer Prize winners] ]
*David Hall (Tennessee,
1965) awarded along with the "Denver Post" in 1986 for in-depth reporting on missing children. [ [http://www.pulitzer.org/index.html Pulitzer Prize winners] ]
*Haynes B. Johnson (Missouri,
1952) awarded in 1966 for his work in the "Washington Evening Star" covering the civil rights crisis in Selma, Alabama [ [http://www.pulitzer.org/index.html Pulitzer Prize winners] ]
Bernadotte E. Schmitt(Tennessee, 1904) awarded in 1931 for "The Coming of the War 1914" [ [http://www.pulitzer.org/index.html Pulitzer Prize winners] ]
E. B. White(Cornell, 1921) awarded in 1978 under "Special Awards and Citations - Letters" for the full body of his work. [ [http://www.pulitzer.org/index.html Pulitzer Prize winners] ]
*Robert Woodward (Yale,
1965) awarded along with the entire staff of the "Washington Post" in 1973 for coverage of the Watergate crisis [ [http://www.pulitzer.org/index.html Pulitzer Prize winners] ]
These are Brothers who have achieved the military rank of
Brigadier General, Rear Admiral (lower half), (or the equivalent) or higher in the United States military.
* Major General Malvern Hill Barnum (CCNY,
1884): United States Army. Wounded as a Lieutenant and Adjutant of the 10th Cavalry "Buffalo Soldiers" at the battle of San Juan Hillin the Spanish-American War; Brigadier General commanding the 183rd Brigade of the 92nd Division in France during World War I.
* (Brevet) Brigadier General Daniel J. Benner (Gettysburg,
1859): United States Army. A Union officer in the Civi War, his wartime trunk is on display as an exhibit at the Gettysburg National Memorial Park. [citeweb|url=http://www.nps.gov/history/museum/exhibits/gettex/exb/living_in_camp/officersTent_exb.html|title=Gettysburg National Memorial Park: Officers' Tent|accessdate=2007-08-26]
* Major General (ret.) Walter E. Brinker (Iowa,
1938): United States Army. Former President, USAA Fund Management Co.
* Major General
Clovis E. Byers(Ohio State, 1921): United States Army. Chief of Staff, Eighth US Army. [citeweb|url=http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/Awards/Haynes.htm |title=Phi Gamma Delta: Haynes Award|accessdate=2007-08-24]
* Rear Admiral (ret.) Joe Callo (Yale,
1952): United States Navy. Author, historian, Peabody Awardwinning television producer.
* Lieutenant General Marvin Covault (Iowa,
1962): United States Army. Chief of Staff, Allied Forces Southern Europe. [ [http://www.defenselink.mil/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=448 Defenselink.mil: General Officer release] ]
* Admiral (ret.) William J. Crowe, Jr. (Oklahoma,
1946): United States Navy. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff(1985-1989); Ambassador to Great Britain.
* General George Decker (Lafayette,
1924): United States Army. Chief of Staff, United States Army (1960-1962).
* General Robert L. Eichelberger (Ohio State,
1907): United States Army. Superintendent of West Point; Commander of the Eighth US Army in the South West Pacifictheater in World War II.
* Brigadier General Frank E. Garretson (Washington,
1940): United States Marine Corps. Commander, Task Force Hotel in what would become Operation Dewey Canyonin the Vietnam War. [ [http://www.historynet.com/magazines/vietnam/7848172.html Vietnam War: Operation Dewey Canyon] ]
* General Bruce K. Holloway (Tennessee,
1933): United States Air Force. Member of the Flying Tigers, becoming commander after the Flying Tigers became 23rd Fighter Group. Shot down 13 enemy aircraft. Commanded the Air Force's first jet-equipped fighter group. Commanded USAFE, was appointed Vice Chief of Staff, USAF and was Commander-in-Chief of Strategic Air Command. [ [http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=5837 General Bruce K. Holloway Biography] ]
* Major General LeRoy P. Hunt (California,
1914): United States Marine Corps. Commander, 5th Marinesat the battle of Guadalcanal. [ [http://www.nps.gov/archive/wapa/indepth/extContent/usmc/pcn-190-003143-00/sec1d.htm Major General LeRoy P. Hunt] ]
* Brigadier General
Albert Gallatin Jenkins(Jefferson College, 1848): Confederate Cavalry Brigade Commander and delegate to the first Confederate Congress. Occupied Chambersburg, Pennsylvaniain 1863and was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg.
* Brigadier General Jacob Kline (Gettysburg,
1860): United States Army. During the Civil War, was promoted for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Battle of Shilohand Sherman's March to the Sea. Was made Brigadier General of Volunteers during the Spanish-American War. [ [http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/jacob-klein.htm Jacob Kline's gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery] ]
* RADM G. Patrick March (Oregon State,
1946): United States Navy.
* Brigadier General Herbert V. Mitchell (Idaho,
1927): United States Army. While a Lieutenant Colonel, he led the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry at Guadalcanal. [ [http://www.army.mil/CMH/books/wwii/GuadC/GC-11.htm Guadalcanal: The First Offensive] ]
* Major General Stanton R. Musser (Gettysburg,
1958): United States Air Force. Former member, Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron. Vice Commander, first operational F-15wing at Langley AFB. [ [http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=6567 Major General Stanton R. Musser] ] Former Commander, Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. [ [http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/vtpubs/spectrum/sp950119/3a.html Spectrum: Corps of Cadets Changing with Time] ]
* Major General (ret.) Ronald K. Nelson (Northwestern,
1954): United States Marine Corps. Presidential helicopter pilot during the Eisenhower administration. Former Director, Education Center, Marine Corps Development and Education Command. Former Deputy Commanding General, MCAS Cherry Point. [ [http://www.usmc.mil/genbios2.nsf/biographies/E6EEA433038F094585256A40007188A9?opendocument Major General USMC Reserve (Retired) Ronald K. Nelson] ]
* RADM Robert D. Rielly, Jr (Washington,
1975): United States Navy. Commander, Military Sealift Command. Former Commander, USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) Carrier Strike Group.
* Brigadier General James C. Rinaman (Florida,
1955): Florida Army National Guard.
* Major General Jack L. Rives (Georgia,
1974): United States Air ForceJAG (Judge Advocate General) since February, 2006. Major General Jack Rives' official biography is found [http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=6920 here] . [ [http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=6920 Biographies : MAJOR GENERAL JACK L. RIVES ] ]
* RADM (ret.) Charles W. Rixey (William Jewell,
1948): United States Navy.
* Brigadier General John M. Rose, Jr. (Davidson,
1951): United States Air Force. Commander, Defense Logistics Services Center. Vice Commander, Oklahoma City Air Material Area. [ [http://www.af.mil/bios/bio.asp?bioID=6969 Brigadier General John M. Rose, Jr.] ]
* Major General Lew Wallace (
DePauw, 1868): United States Army. A Lieutenant in the U.S.-Mexican War, a Union officer in the Civi War, later Governor of New Mexico Territoryand Ambassador to Turkey. Author of Ben Hur.
Fijis Buried at
Arlington National Cemetery
Wilber Marion Brucker(Michigan, 1916): Governor of Michigan (1931-1933); Secretary of the Army (1955-1961).
* Major General Clovis E. Byers (Ohio State,
1921): Chief of Staff, Eighth US Army
* Brigadier General Jacob Kline (Gettysburg,
1860): United States Army. Civil War and Spanish-American Warveteran. Liberty ShipNamesakes
"Liberty Ships" were cargo ships built rapidly in the United States in order to transport supplies overseas during World War II. Over 2700 Liberty Ships were made and several were named after members of Phi Gamma Delta. These include:
* Calvin Coolidge (hull number 773)
* Frank Norris (hull number 2158)
* Zebulon B. Vance (hull number 145) (launched December 6, 1941 - the day before the attack on Pearl Harbor)
Fijis in Sports Halls of Fame
Baseball Hall of Famein Cooperstown, New York
Christy Mathewson(Bucknell, 1902) (elected in the first class in 1936)
Tom Yawkey(Yale, 1925) (elected in 1980)
Basketball Hall of Famein Springfield, Massachusetts
Howard Cann(NYU, 1918)
Clifford Carlson(Pittsburgh, 1918)
Chuck Hyatt(Pittsburgh, 1930)
**William Reid (Colgate, 1918)
Dean Smith(Kansas, 1953)
Oswald Tower(Williams, 1907)
Canadian Football Hall of Famein Hamilton, Ontario
**Ormand Beach (Kansas, 1933)
**Wes Cutler (Toronto, 1933)
Tony Gabriel(Syracuse, 1971)
Ron Lancaster(Wittenberg, 1960)
Myles Lane(Dartmouth, 1928)
College Football Hall of Famein South Bend, Indiana
**Francis "Reds" Bagnell (Pennsylvania, 1951) (inducted 1977)
John Cappelletti(Penn State, 1974) (inducted 1993)
**William Beattie Feathers (Tennessee, 1934) (inducted 1955)
**Charles W. "Chic" Harley (Ohio State, 1919) (inducted in the first class, 1951)
**E.J. Holub, Jr. (Texas Tech, 1961) (inducted 1986)
Gene McEver(Tennessee, 1931) (inducted 1954)
Les Richter(California @ Berkeley, 1952) (inducted 1982)
Roger Wehrli(Missouri, 1968) (inducted 2003)
*National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in
**William K. Morrill, Jr. (Johns Hopkins, 1959) [ [http://www.uslacrosse.org/museum/halloffame/view_profile.php?prof_id=157 William K. Morrill, JR profile] ]
National Wrestling Hall of Famein Stillwater, Oklahoma
**Howell Scobey (Lehigh, 1936) [ [http://www.wrestlinghalloffame.org/champions/?names&wrestler=49 Howell Scobey] ]
**Bob Konovsky (Wisconsin, 1956) [ [http://www.wrestlinghalloffame.org/champions/?names&wrestler=3315 Bob Konovsky] ]
Pro Football Hall of Famein Canton, Ohio
Earl "Dutch" Clark(Colorado College, 1933) (inducted 1963)
Roger Wehrli(Missouri, 1968) (inducted 2007)
United States Bicycling Hall of Famein Bridgewater Township, New Jersey
Marcus Hurley(Columbia, 1908)
United States Olympic Hall of Fame
Bob Mathias(Stanford, 1953)
**1956 U.S. Basketball team (
Bill Hougland(Kansas, 1952))
Roone Arledge(Columbia, 1952), contributor
World Golf Hall of Famein St. Augustine, Florida
Jack Nicklaus(Ohio State, 1961)
Hale Irwin(Colorado, 1967)
Payne Stewart(Southern Methodist, 1979) Super BowlFijis
Eric Bjornson(Washington, 1994): Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl XXX(won) (1996)
Tom Brookshier(Colorado, 1953): Philadelphia Eagles(won) (1960) (prior to AFL-NFL merger)
Jimmy Cefalo(Penn State, 1978): Miami Dolphins Super Bowl XVII(lost) (1983) and Super Bowl XIX(lost) (1985)
Riki Ellison(Southern California, 1982): San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XIX(won) (1985); Super Bowl XXIII(won) (1989); and, Super Bowl XXIV(won) (1990)
Brian Griese(Michigan, 1997): Denver Broncos Super Bowl XXXIII(won) (1999)
*E.J. Holub, Jr. (Texas Tech, 1961):
Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl I(lost) (1967) and Super Bowl IV(won) (in 1970)
Tom Matte(Ohio State, 1961): Baltimore Colts Super Bowl III(lost) (1969); Super Bowl V(won) (1971)
Matt Suhey(Penn State, 1980): Chicago Bears Super Bowl XX(won) (1986)
Bake Turner(Texas Tech, 1962): New York Jets Super Bowl III(won) (1969)
Presidents of the Boy Scouts of America
Three Fijis have been President of the
Boy Scouts of America. They are:
John Gottschalk(Nebraska, 1965)
* Jack Creighton (
University of Pittsburgh, Ohio State University, 1954)
John C. Cushman III( Colgate University, 1963)
Other Notable Phi Gams
* First Lieutenant Sidney Johnson Brooks, Jr. (Texas, 1918 and Kansas, 1919): Namesake, Brooks Air Force Base in
San Antonio, Texas.
* Francis Marion Bishop (Illinois Wesleyan, 1870): Member, Major
John Wesley Powell's second expedition down the Colorado River [citeweb|url=http://www.powellmuseum.org/MajorPowell.html#trip2men |title=John Wesley Powell Memorial Museum: Participants in the Second Trip down the Colorado River|accessdate=2007-08-26]
*John M. Howard (
Monmouth College, 1869): Founder, Phi Delta Philegal fraternity in 1871 at the University of Michigan.
*William L. Prather (
Washington and Lee, 1871); President, University of Texas; Originator of the phrase "The Eyes of Texas are Upon You". [ [http://www.phigam.org/history/Sites/texas.htm The Eyes of Texas are Upon You] ]
James J. Stukel( Purdue University); 15th President, University of Illinois
Other Phi Gamma Delta Lists
Phi Gamma Delta's Curator of Archives has assembled several exhaustive lists of noteworthy Fijis throughout history.
Brothers in War
*Phi Gamma Deltas have defended their countries during the many conflicts that have, unfortunately, happened since
U.S.-Mexican War, Lew Wallaceserved as a Lieutenant.
American Civil War, at least 181 Phi Gamma Deltas served in the [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/civilwar.htm Union] Army. [ [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/civilwar.htm Phi Gamma Deltas in the Civil War: Union] ]
American Civil War, at least 185 Phi Gamma Deltas served in the [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/confed.htm Confederate] Army. [ [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/confed.htm Phi Gamma Deltas in the Civil War: Confederate] ]
*Nearly one hundred Fijis served during the
Spanish American War. A list of Fijis known to have served is [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/spamwar.htm here] . [ [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/spamwar.htm Phi Gamma Deltas in the Spanish-American War] ]
*A total of 128 Phi Gams made the ultimate sacrifice in the War to End All Wars. [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/WWI.htm Here] is a list of their names. [ [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/WWI.htm World War I (gold star)] ]
*Thousands of Fijis served in
World War IIand over 500 Fijis gave their lives in the service of their country. A list of those who died, along with their chapter affiliations, is shown [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/WWII.htm here] . [ [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/WWII.htm World War II (gold star)] ]
*At least 21 Phi Gamma Deltas are known to have died during the
Korean War. Those Fijis are listed [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/Korea.htm here] . [ [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/Korea.htm Korean War (gold star)] ]
*Fijis once again answered their country's call during the
Vietnam War. Here is a partial [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/Vietnam.htm list] of those who died plus a survivor of the infamous Hanoi Hilton. [ [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/Vietnam.htm Vietnam War (gold star)] ]
*A list of Phi Gamma Deltas who have served in [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/Politics/national.htm National politics] . [ [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/Politics/national.htm Politicians in national service] ]
*A list of Phi Gams who have served in [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/Politics/politicos.htm local politics] , such as State Legislatures, Mayors, etc. [ [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/Politics/politicos.htm Politicians in local service] ]
*Fijis who have worked in and around [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/Hollywood.htm Hollywood] . [ [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/Hollywood.htm Phi Gamma Deltas in Hollywood] ]
*Fijis who have served as [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/collegepres.htm College or University Presidents] . [ [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/collegepres.htm College and University Presidents] ]
Acadia Universityto Wittenberg University, many [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/collegebuildings.htm college campus buildings] have been named for Phi Gams. [ [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/collegebuildings.htm College buildings named for Phi Gams] ]
*Between 1904 and 1969, forty one Fijis have been awarded a
Rhodes Scholarship. [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/nobel.htm Here] is a list of recipients. [ [http://www.phigam.org/history/Lists/nobel.htm Rhodes Scholarships] ] Since 1969, many more Phi Gams have received this prestigious award. Their names will be added to this list soon.
* [http://www.phigam.org Official Site]
* [http://www.phigam.org/history/index.htm Archives of Phi Gamma Delta]
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