List of Tau Kappa Epsilon brothers

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This is a list of Notable Tau Kappa Epsilon Members (commonly referred to as Tekes).

Federal government and military[edit]

President of the United States[edit]

Ronald W. Reagan
Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Ronald W. Reagan Iota / Eureka College 40th President of the United States, 33rd Governor of California, actor

U.S. Senate[edit]

Robert C. Byrd
Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Robert Byrd Alpha-Pi / George Washington University U.S. Senator from West Virginia (1959–2010), U.S. Representative from West Virginia (1953–1959)
Lester C. Hunt Alpha / Illinois Wesleyan University U.S. Senator from Wyoming (1949–1954), 19th Governor of Wyoming (1943–1949)
Roger Jepsen Beta-Xi / Arizona State University U.S. Senator from Iowa (1979–1985)
Richard B. Stone Lambda-Iota / Florida State University U.S. Senator from Florida (1975–1980), U.S. Ambassador-at-Large to Central America (1983–1984), U.S Ambassador to Denmark (1991–1993)

U.S. House of Representatives[edit]

Bob Barr
Quico Canseco
Joe Knollenberg
Richard Neal
Earl Pomeroy
Daniel Webster
Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Bob Barr Beta-Sigma / University of Southern California U.S. Representative from Georgia (1995–2003), 2008 Presidential Candidate (Libertarian Party) [1][2]
William K. Brewster Epsilon-Eta / Southwestern Oklahoma State University U.S. Representative from Oklahoma (1991–1997)
Robert Byrd Alpha-Pi / George Washington University U.S. Representative from West Virginia (1953–1959), U.S. Senator from West Virginia (1959–2010)
Quico Canseco Epsilon-Alpha / Saint Louis University U.S. Representative from Texas (2011-2013) [3]
Jeffrey Paul Hillelson Beta-Theta / University of Missouri U.S. Representative from Missouri (1953–1955), Regional Administrator of the GSA (1969–1974)
George Evan Howell Gamma / University of Illinois U.S. Representative from Illinois (1941–1947)
William H. Hudnut III Gamma-Psi / Butler University U.S. Representative from Indiana (1973–1975), 45th Mayor of Indianapolis (1976–1992)
Joe Knollenberg Gamma-Omega / Eastern Illinois University U.S. Representative from Michigan (1993–2009)
John R. Miller Beta-Mu / Bucknell University U.S. Representative from Washington (1985–1993)
Richard Neal Kappa-Iota / University of Hartford U.S. Representative from Massachusetts (1989-present) [3]
Earl Pomeroy Xi-Pi / Valley City State University U.S. Representative from North Dakota (1993–2011)
Carl Pursell Delta-Pi / Eastern Michigan University U.S. Representative from Michigan (1977–1993)
Jimmy Quillen Pi-Gamma / East Tennessee State University U.S. Representative from Tennessee (1963–1997)
Mark Schauer Omega / Albion College U.S. Representative from Michigan (2009-2011)
Billy Tauzin Mu-Zeta / Nicholls State University U.S. Representative from Louisiana (1980–2005)
Wes Watkins Beta-Gamma / Oklahoma State University U.S. Representative from Oklahoma (1977–1991, 1997–2003)
Daniel Webster Beta-Pi / Georgia Institute of Technology U.S. Representative from Florida (2011-present) [3]

U.S. Courts[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
John R. Gibson Beta-Theta / University of Missouri Federal Circuit Judge with the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (1982-present)
James K. Singleton, Jr. Nu / University of California, Berkeley Federal Judge with the United States District Court for the District of Alaska (1990-present)
Charles E. Whittaker Alpha-Phi / University of Kansas U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1957–1962)

Agency executives and ambassadors[edit]

Ryan C. Crocker
Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Ryan C. Crocker Alpha-Theta / Whitman College U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan; former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, Lebanon, Kuwait, Syria, and Iraq [4]
Jeffrey P. Hillelson Beta-Theta / University of Missouri Regional Administrator of the General Services Administration (1969–1974), U.S. Representative from Missouri (1953–1955)
William G. Hyland Alpha-Kappa / University of Pennsylvania Director of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (1974–1975), Deputy National Security Advisor (1975–1977)
Brian D. Montgomery Gamma-Upsilon / University of Texas at Austin Deputy Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary (2003–2005), Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner (2005–2009) [5]
Edmund C. Moy Lambda / University of Wisconsin–Madison 38th Director of the United States Mint (2006–2011); vice president corporate infrastructure, L&L Energy, Inc. [6]
Joseph J. Sisco Lambda-Iota / Florida State University Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (1965–1969), Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs (1969–1974)
Brian Wansink Lambda-Chi / Wayne State College Executive Director of USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion
Earl Anthony Wayne Nu / University of California, Berkeley Coordinating Director for Development and Economic Affair in Afghanistan; Former US Ambassador to Argentina

Military and uniformed services[edit]

GEN Earl E. Anderson
GEN Joseph W. Ralston
LTG David P. Fridovich
LTG Jerry R. Rutherford
Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Earl E. Anderson Rho / West Virginia University General, USMC, youngest active duty Marine ever promoted to the rank of 4-star General, Recipient of the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and Distinguished Flying Cross [7]
John R. Fisher Gamma-Epsilon / Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, President of the Navy League
David P. Fridovich Delta / Knox College Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Deputy Commander, United States Special Operations Command
Irving P. Krick Nu / University of California, Berkeley One of the U.S. Air Force meteorologists who provided forecasts for the Normandy Landings in 1944, started the first private weather business in the United States in 1938
Hugh M. Milton II Alpha-Omicron / New Mexico State University Major General, U.S. Army, Assistant Secretary of the Army (1953–1958), United States Under Secretary of the Army (1958–1961)
Dan C. Ogle Iota / Eureka College Major General, U.S. Air Force, Served as the 3rd Surgeon General of the United States Air Force
Joseph W. Ralston Delta-Xi / Miami University General, U.S. Air Force, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1996–2000), Supreme Allied Commander of NATO (2000–2003)
Jerry R. Rutherford Delta-Mu / Pittsburg State University Lieutenant General, U.S. Army, Commanding General of V Corps (1992–1995)
Tim Vakoc Theta-Rho / St. Cloud State University Chaplain (Major, retired), United States Army; first chaplain to die of wounds sustained during Operation Iraqi Freedom[8] [9]
Charles Whittington Pi-Psi / University of Southern Mississippi Major General, United States Army; commander of the 29th Infantry Division
R. C. Williams Alpha-Pi / George Washington University Rear Admiral and Assistant Surgeon General, United States Public Health Service

NASA[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Andrew M. Allen Kappa-Upsilon / Villanova University Lieutenant colonel, United States Marine Corps, NASA astronaut
Gerald P. Carr Beta-Sigma / University of Southern California Colonel, United States Marine Corps, NASA astronaut, Commander Skylab 4 [10]
Steven W. Squyres Cornell University Principal investigator of the Mars Exploration Rover Mission and Chair of the NASA Space Science Advisory Committee

State and local government[edit]

Governors[edit]

Mike Huckabee
Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Mike Huckabee Beta-Psi / Arkansas State University 44th Governor of Arkansas, 2008 Presidential Candidate (Republican) [2]
Lester C. Hunt Alpha / Illinois Wesleyan University 19th Governor of Wyoming (1943–1949), U.S. Senator from Wyoming (1949–1954)
George M. Leader Pi / Pennsylvania State University 36th Governor of Pennsylvania (1955–1959)
Frank B. Morrison Alpha-Lambda / Kansas State University 31st Governor of Nebraska (1961–1967)
Mike O'Callaghan Alpha-Delta / University of Idaho 23rd Governor of Nevada (1971–1979)
Albert Rosellini Chi / University of Washington 15th Governor of Washington (1957–1965)
John G. Rowland Kappa-Upsilon / Villanova University 86th Governor of Connecticut (1995-2004)
Martin J. Schreiber Zeta-Zeta / University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee 39th Governor of Wisconsin (1977–1979)

State government[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
André Bauer Rho-Omega / University of South Carolina 87th Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina (2003–2011)
Bob Butterworth Gamma-Theta / University of Florida 33rd Florida Attorney General (1987–2002) [11]
Jimmy Fitzmorris Theta-Mu / University of New Orleans 46th Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana (1972–1980)
Charles Foti, Jr. Theta-Mu / University of New Orleans Louisiana Attorney General (2004–2008)
Jay Paul Gumm Epsilon-Theta / Southeastern Oklahoma State University Oklahoma State Senator (2002–2010)
Daniel Webster Beta-Pi / Georgia Institute of Technology Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and longest serving Florida legislator, U.S. Representative from Florida (2011-present) [12]

Mayors[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
William H. Hudnut III Gamma-Psi 45th Mayor of Indianapolis (1976–1992) the city's longest serving mayor, U.S. Representative from Indiana (1973–1975)
Sly James Kappa-Nu 54th Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri (2011–present) [13]
Don E. Jones Beta Zeta/Louisiana Tech University Mayor of Bossier City, Louisiana (1984-1989) [14]
S. Watkins Overton, Jr. Mu Mayor of Memphis, Tennessee (1928–1939, 1949–1953) the city's longest serving mayor, Tennessee State Senator (1927) [15]
Joe Reardon Kappa-Nu Mayor/CEO of the unified government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas (2005-2013) [16]
Victor H. Schiro Theta-Mu 55th Mayor of New Orleans (1961–1970)
Terry Schrunk Zeta-Kappa 40th Mayor of Portland, Oregon (1957–1973)

Native American government[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Gregory E. Pyle Epsilon-Theta Chief of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Canadian government[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Gary Doer Zeta-Iota 20th Premier of Manitoba (1999–2009), Canadian Ambassador to the United States (2009-present) [2]

Business and industry[edit]

Steve Forbes
Howard Schultz
Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Malcolm S. Forbes, Jr. Grand Chapter editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine, president and CEO of Forbes Inc. [17]
Marc Benioff Beta-Sigma Founder, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce.com [18]
James Goodnight Beta-Beta CEO of the SAS Institute
Bruce S. Gordon Psi Board member, CBS & former President of NAACP [19]
Conrad M. Hilton Alpha-Omicron Founder of Hilton Hotels [2]
James M. Kilts Delta Chairman and CEO of The Gillette Company
Hilton Koch Mu-Zeta Owner of Hilton Furniture, former owner of the Houston Comets [20]
Harry J. Lloyd Beta-Theta Former President and CEO of House of Lloyd, Founder and developer of Loch Lloyd.
Charles W. Moorman Beta-Pi President and CEO of Norfolk Southern
Robert L. Nardelli Zeta-Theta Former Chairman and CEO at Chrysler, Former Chairman, President and CEO at The Home Depot [21][22]
Howard D. Schultz Theta-Iota Founder, Principal Owner, CEO of Starbucks [23]
Andrew C. Taylor Gamma-Tau Chairman and CEO of Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Charles Rudolph Walgreen, Jr. Upsilon Chairman of Walgreens [24]
Miles D. White Alpha-Zeta Chairman and CEO at Abbott Laboratories, Director at McDonald's [25]

Education[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Scott S. Cowen Delta-Gamma President of Tulane University [22]
Ryan C. Crocker Alpha-Theta Dean of Texas A&M University's The Bush School of Government and Public Service (2010–2011); former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan, Lebanon, Kuwait, Syria, and Iraq; current U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan [4]
Gregory L. Geoffroy Alpha-Chi President of Iowa State University [5]
Edward D. Miller Alpha-Mu Dean of Medical School Johns Hopkins University
Joseph J. Sisco President of American University, (1976–1980)
Hoke L. Smith President of Towson University, (1979–2001)
Gabriel Zeis Delta Phi President of Saint Francis University, (2004–2014)

Discoverers and explorers[edit]

Dr. Spence with KM17 Diving Helmet
Name Original chapter Notability Reference
E. Lee Spence Gamma-Delta Pioneer underwater archaeologist, discoverer of the Confederate submarine Hunley

Athletics[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Jim Crane Delta-Lambda Current owner of the Houston Astros [26]
Steve Korcheck Alpha-Pi Former MLB catcher for the Washington Senators (1954–1955; 1958–59)
Duane Kuiper Former MLB second baseman and Baseball Commentator
Jim Northrup Zeta-Delta Former MLB outfielder for the Detroit Tigers (1964–1974), Montreal Expos (1974), and Baltimore Orioles (1974–1975)
Bill Skowron Alpha-Zeta Former MLB first baseman from 1954–1967
Preston Ward Beta-Omega Former MLB player for the Brooklyn Dodgers (1948), Chicago Cubs (1950 and 1953), Pittsburgh Pirates (1953–1956), Cleveland Indians (1956–1958), and Kansas City A's (1958–1959)

Basketball[edit]

Digger Phelps
Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Lou Carnesecca Theta-Sigma Former St. John's, Hall of Fame, Basketball Coach
Richard F. "Digger" Phelps Epsilon-Zeta ESPN College GameDay analyst and former Notre Dame basketball coach [4]
Joe Tait Alpha-Epsilon Announcer/commentator for the Cleveland Cavaliers [4]

Football[edit]

Terry Bradshaw
Phil Simms
Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Danny Abramowicz Mu-Zeta NFL wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints (1967–1973) and San Francisco 49ers (1973–1974)
Ron Acks Gamma NFL linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons (1968–1971), New England Patriots (1972–1973), and Green Bay Packers (1974–1976)
Alex Agase Gamma Two time All-American college football player, NFL football player for the Cleveland Browns (1948–1951) and Baltimore Colts (1953), Head football coach for Northwestern University (1964–1972), Head football coach for Purdue University (1973–1976)
John Beasley Nu NFL football player for the Minnesota Vikings (1967–1973) and New Orleans Saints (1973–1974)
Tom Beer Epsilon-Phi AFL football player for the Denver Broncos (1967–1969), NFL football player for the Boston Patriots (1970) and New England Patriots (1971–1972)
Terry Bradshaw Beta-Zeta NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl MVP & Fox Broadcasting Company football analyst [27]
Kevin Gilbride Tau-Eta Offensive Coordinator New York Giants [27]
George S. Halas Gamma Founder of the NFL, owner & coach of the Chicago Bears
Graham Harrell Sigma-Xi Quarterback of the Green Bay Packers (2010-present) [28]
Marv Levy Zeta Former Head Football Coach Buffalo Bills
Aaron Rodgers Sigma-Xi Quarterback of the Green Bay Packers (2005-present), MVP of Super Bowl XLV, 2x Pro Bowl selection (2009, 2011), 2011 NFL MVP [28]
Phil Simms Mu-Sigma New York Giants Super Bowl MVP and TV Commentator & CBS football analyst [27]
John L. Smith Alpha-Chi Former head football coach, University of Louisville & Michigan State University

Soccer[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Shea Salinas Gamma-Mu Professional soccer player for the San Jose Earthquakes

Wrestling and Boxing[edit]

Roy Jones Jr.
Paul Wight Jr.
Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Charlie Haas Iota-Rho Professional Wrestler, Seton Hall University
Roy Jones Jr. Tau-Psi WBC, WBA, IBF, WBF, IBO, NBA and IBA light heavyweight championship professional boxer
Paul Wight Jr. Xi-Beta Professional wrestler also known by his in-ring name The Big Show [2]

Entertainment[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
Tex Beneke Beta-Tau Saxophonist, singer, and band leader
Eric Bloom Kappa-Zeta Lead singer of Blue Öyster Cult
Irv Brown Delta-Delta Radio sportscaster for the Denver Nuggets and Colorado Avalanche
Chris Cox Pi-Lambda Musician, DJ, and record producer; 2004 Grammy award nominee
Fred Dryer Gamma-Lambda Actor
Dan Duryea Scorpion Actor
Don Everly and Phil Everly Gamma-Rho The Everly Brothers, among the first ten artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Arthur Ferrante Epsilon-Sigma Musician, one-half of Ferrante & Teicher
Myron Floren Beta-Sigma Accordionist on The Lawrence Welk Show (1950–1982)
Glen Gray Alpha-Pi Jazz saxophonist and leader of the Casa Loma Orchestra
Merv Griffin Gamma-Delta Host of The Merv Griffin Show, creator of the game shows Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune [29]
DeWayne Jessie Epsilon-Sigma Actor and musician (also known as Otis Day of Otis Day and the Knights)
Stan Kenton Gamma Former band leader
Willie Nelson Nu-Xi Country music songwriter and singer [22]
Les Paul Gamma-Delta Guitarist and pioneering electric guitar inventor, best known for association with the Gibson Les Paul [22]
Elvis Presley Beta-Psi Rock 'n' Roll pioneer, actor [30]
Robert Rockwell Gamma Actor
Dave Sheridan Nu-Omega Actor and musician
Louis Teicher Epsilon-Sigma Musician, one-half of Ferrante & Teicher
Danny Thomas Gamma-Nu Entertainer and founder of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital [29]
Corey Warning Zeta-Phi Musician, lead singer of The Graduate
Danny Villanueva Alpha-Omicron Founder of Univision and Telemundo [29]
Lawrence Welk Alpha-Xi Musician
George Wendt Kappa-Nu Actor
Robert Wuhl Epsilon-Omicron Actor

Writers[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability Reference
William Least Heat-Moon Beta-Theta New York Times bestselling travel author, best known for Blue Highways
William L. Shirer Zeta journalist, war correspondent, and historian; author of The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.edmarger.com/bios/bobbarr.htm
  2. ^ a b c d e The Teke: The Magazine of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, 104:2 (Spring 2011), p. 8.
  3. ^ a b c http://www.nicindy.org/greek-news/what-greeks-just-got-elected-heres-the-list/
  4. ^ a b c d The Teke: The Magazine of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, 104:2 (Spring 2011), p. 9.
  5. ^ a b http://www.tke.org/news/2011/10/25/grand_council_appointments_made
  6. ^ The Teke: The Magazine of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, 105:2 (Spring 2012), p. 7.
  7. ^ http://alumni.wvu.edu/awards/academy/earl_anderson
  8. ^ TKE Father Vakoc Scholarship
  9. ^ "Frater Wounded in Iraq Finds His Voice". TKE News, November 7, 2006.
  10. ^ The Teke: The Magazine of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, 104:2 (Spring 2011), p. 5.
  11. ^ http://www.tke.org/news/2009/02/03/Former_Florida_AG_Bob_Butterworth_Appointed_to_Grand_Council
  12. ^ "Representative Daniel Webster Speaker (1996–1998)". Tallahassee, Florida: Florida House of Representatives. 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2010. 
  13. ^ http://www.slyjamesfirm.com/Bio/SylvesterJames.asp
  14. ^ "Louisiana: Don E. Jones", Who's Who in American Politics, 2007-2008 (Marquis Who's Who: New Providence, New Jersey, 2007), p. 662
  15. ^ History of Tennessee. 1960. p 454.
  16. ^ "Tekes in Politics". The Teke. Summer 2012. p13
  17. ^ http://www.tke.org/news/2009/07/28/steve_forbes
  18. ^ http://www.tkeusc.org/alumni/uncategorized/1025-marc-benioff-beta-sigma-tke-730/
  19. ^ The Teke: The Magazine of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity, 104:2 (Spring 2011), p. 6.
  20. ^ http://www.tke.org/news/2007/02/20/frater_purchases_wnba_houston_comets_franchise
  21. ^ http://www.tke.org/news/2008/06/18/frater_tries_to_shift_culture_of_chrysler
  22. ^ a b c d The Teke: The Magazine of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity 104:2 (Spring 2011), p. 7.
  23. ^ http://www.tke.org/news/2010/06/10/starbucks_ceo_continues_tke_mission
  24. ^ http://www.tke.org/news/2007/02/12/frater_walgreen_passes_into_chapter_eternal
  25. ^ http://www.tke.org/news/2009/04/16/Frater_Tabbed_to_Help_Lead_McDonalds
  26. ^ http://www.tke.org/news/2011/05/17/frater_agrees_to_purchase_houston_astros
  27. ^ a b c The Teke: The Magazine of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity 104:2 (Spring 2011), p. 6.
  28. ^ a b http://www.tke.org/news/2012/01/06/meet_fraters_aaron_rodgers__graham_harrell
  29. ^ a b c The Teke: The Magazine of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity 104:2 (Spring 2011), p. 9.
  30. ^ http://www.tke.org/news/2007/08/16/frater_elvis_presley_honored_on_30-year_anniversary_of_death