List of Knights of Columbus
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- 1 Politics and public service
- 1.1 Judicial branch
- 1.2 Executive branch
- 1.3 Legislative branch
- 1.4 State governments
- 1.5 Local government
- 1.6 Other politics and public service
- 1.7 Non-United States
- 2 The Church
- 3 Sports and athletics
- 4 Military
- 5 Media
- 6 Others
- 7 Fictional
- 8 References
Politics and public service
- Samuel Alito, Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
- Kevin Patrick Yeary, judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, lawyer in San Antonio
- Carl A. Anderson, former Special Assistant to the President Ronald Reagan (1983–1987) and Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus
- Martin Patrick Durkin, Former U.S. Secretary of Labor
- Raymond Flynn, former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See and former Democratic Mayor of Boston
- John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States
- Manuel Lujan Jr., Former U.S. Secretary of the Interior
- Sargent Shriver, former U.S. ambassador to France and first director of the Peace Corps
- John Volpe, former U.S. Secretary of Transportation and former Governor of Massachusetts (1961–1963 & 1965–1969)
- John Boehner, former Speaker of the House of Representatives
- Hale Boggs, former U.S. House Majority Leader
- John Dingell, United States Democratic Representative from Michigan
- Bob Dornan, pro-life advocate, actor, and former California Republican congressman
- Bernard J. Dwyer, former U.S. Representative from New Jersey
- Mike Fitzpatrick United States Republican congressman from Pennsylvania
- Phil Gingrey, U.S.Republican Congressman from Georgia
- Andrew P. Harris, U.S. Republican congressman from Maryland.
- Joe Heck, U.S. Republican congressman from Nevada.
- Henry Hyde, U.S. Republican congressman from Illinois
- Jeff Landry, United States Republican congressman from Louisiana
- Joe Manchin, United States Senator from West Virginia
- Alex X. Mooney, United States representative from West Virginia
- John McCormack, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
- Bruce Poliquin, United States Republican representative from Maine
- Edward R. Roybal, former Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from California
- Todd Rokita Republican congressman from Indiana
- Rick Santorum, former Republican United States Senator for Pennsylvania
- John G. Schmitz, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Orange County, California
Governor and Lt. Governor
- Terry Branstad, Republican Governor of Iowa
- Jeb Bush, former Republican Governor of Florida
- Felix Perez Camacho, Governor of Guam
- Hugh Carey, former Democratic Governor of New York
- John Engler, former Republican Governor of Michigan
- T. John Lesinski, former Lieutenant Governor of Michigan
- Mike Rounds, United States senator and former Republican Governor of South Dakota
- Al Smith, former Democratic governor of New York, Democratic nominee for President in 1928
- J. Emile Verret, Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, 1944–1948
- Malcolm Wilson, former governor of New York
- Dan Huberty, member of the Texas House of Representatives from Harris County, Texas
- Frank Mazzei, member of Pennsylvania Senate.
- Paul McMurtry, Representative in the Massachusetts General Court
- Dennis Paul, member of the Texas House from Harris County
- Louis Tobacco, New York State Assembly Member 62nd District
- Carlos Truan, member of both houses of the Texas Legislature
- Caesar Trunzo Former Republican state senator from New York.
- Carl M. Vogel, member of both houses of the Missouri State Legislature from Jefferson City
- Bo Ackal, member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for Iberia and St. Martin parishes, 1972–1996
- Jeff Arnold, member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from New Orleans
- Armand Brinkhaus, former member of both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature from St. Landry Parish
- Edward S. Bopp, member of the Louisiana House from 1977 to 1984
- Dennis Paul Hebert, member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1972–1996
- Eddie J. Lambert, outgoing member of the Louisiana House of Representative; incoming state senator from Prairieville, Louisiana
- Samuel A. LeBlanc, I, member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1912 to 1916; state court judge from 1920 to 1954
- Gregory A. Miller, member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
- Ricky Templet, former Louisiana state representative
- Sam H. Theriot, former Louisiana state representative
- William P. Atkinson, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- William Banach, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- Charles A. Barnard, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- Gregor J. Bock, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- Everett E. Bolle, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- John P. Dobyns, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- John L. McEwen, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- Gary R. Goyke, member of the Wisconsin State Senate
- Raymond F. Heinzen, member of the Wisconsin State Senate
- Robert T. Huber, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- David E. Hutchison, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- Henry J. Janssen, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- Eugene S. Kaufman, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- Stanley J. Lato, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- James Lynn, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- Thomas A. Manning, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- Dale McKenna, member of the Wisconsin State Senate
- Richard C. Nowakowski, former member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- David D. O'Malley, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- Thomas D. Ourada, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- Bruce Peloquin, member of the Wisconsin State Senate
- Randall J. Radtke, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- Valentine P. Rath, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- James A. Rutkowski, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- Mark Ryan, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- Thomas M. Schaus, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- Edward Stack, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- William T. Sullivan, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- Lary J. Swoboda, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- Raymond J. Tobiasz, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
- Arthur L. Zimny, member of the Wisconsin State Senate
- Donald G. Bollinger, American shipbuilder and state chairman of the Louisiana Republican Party from 1986 to 1988
- Etienne J. Caire, Louisiana businessman, banker, Republican candidate for governor in 1928 against Huey Long
- Ken Cuccinelli, Former Attorney General of Virginia, Republican candidate for Governor in 2013
- James E. Finnegan, former Attorney General of Wisconsin
- John W. Griffin, politician from Ohio
- Vincent B. Murphy, former New York State Comptroller
- Christopher Heller, Lincoln County Board of Supervisors Merrill, Wisconsin
- Richard J. Daley, second longest-serving mayor of Chicago
- Tom Galligan, former mayor of Jeffersonville, Indiana
- Howard B. Gist, Jr., former city attorney of Alexandria, Louisiana
- Alvan Lafargue, mayor of Sulphut, Louisiana
- Robert MacDonald, Mayor of Lewiston, Maine
- George B. Mowad, former mayor of Oakdale, Louisiana
- John F. Shelley, mayor of San Francisco, California (1964–1968)
Other politics and public service
- John Moran Bailey, chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1961 to 1968
- Alan Keyes, political activist, author and former diplomat
- Alvan Lafargue, physician and mayor of Sulphur, Louisiana, from 1926 to 1938
- Leo Bernier, former cabinet minister in the Ontario provincial government
- François-Philippe Brais, Canadian lawyer and politician
- Denis Coderre, Canadian Member of Parliament (Canada)
- Michael Copps Costello, former mayor of Calgary, Alberta
- Laurent Desjardins, former cabinet minister in the Manitoba provincial government
- Bernard Grandmaître, former cabinet minister in the Ontario provincial government
- Rob Nicholson, Canadian Member of Parliament, Minister of Justice and Attorney General
- Steven Point, Canadian Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia
- Pablo Rodríguez, Canadian Member of Parliament (Canada)
- Alfred-Valère Roy, Canadian politician
- Gerry St. Germain, Canadian Senator
- Roger Teillet, former Canadian Minister of Veterans Affairs
- Stephen Woodworth, Canadian Member of Parliament
- Chris d'Entremont, Canadian Member of the Legislative Assembly in the Nova Scotia provincial government, former Minister of Health and Acadian Affairs
- Hilario Davide, Jr., 20th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines
- Lauro J. Pangilinan, Cabanatuan City Engineer Cabanatuan City Local Government, Philippines
- Marc Angelo Carpio, Electronics Engineer Cabanatuan City Local Government, Philippines
- One bishop of Mexico and canonized in 2006.
- Six priests, Mexican Martyrs, canonized in 2000
- Two priests and a layman, also Mexican Martyrs, beatified in 2005
- Puerto Rican layman beatified in 2001.
- Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Archbishop Emeritus of Galveston-Houston
- Cardinal John Patrick Foley, former Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, and former President of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications
- Cardinal Francis George, former Archbishop of Chicago
- Cardinal William Joseph Levada, former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and Archbishop Emeritus of San Francisco
- Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, D.C.
- Cardinal Seán Patrick O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston
- Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia
- Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila
- Cardinal Jaime Sin, former Archbishop of Manila
- Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington
- Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila
- Most Rev. Martin John Amos, Bishop of Davenport, Iowa
- Most Rev. Robert Joseph Baker, Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama
- Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia
- Most Rev. Robert Joseph Cunningham, Bishop of Syracuse, New York
- Most Rev. John Francis Donoghue, former Archbishop of Atlanta
- Most Rev. Robert William Finn, Bishop emeritus of Kansas City-St. Joseph
- Most Rev. Joseph Fiorenza, Archbishop Emeritus of Galveston-Houston
- Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, Titular Archbishop of Newport, Wales, TV personality
- Most Rev. Gustavo Garcia-Siller, Archbishop of San Antonio
- Most Rev. Emilius Goulet, former Archbishop of St. Boniface
- Most Rev. Charles Pasquale Greco, former Bishop of Alexandria, Louisiana, and first Supreme Chaplain of the Knights
- Most Rev. Wilton Daniel Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta
- Most Rev. Michael Owen Jackels, Archbishop of Dubuque, Iowa
- Most Rev. Joseph Edward Kurtz, Archbishop of Louisville and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
- Most Rev. Albert LeGatt, Archdiocese of St. Boniface
- Most Rev. William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore and Supreme Chaplain of the Knights of Columbus
- Most Rev. Patrick Joseph McGrath, Bishop of San Jose, California
- Most Rev. R. Walker Nickless, Bishop of Sioux City, Iowa
- Most Rev. Richard Pates, Bishop of Des Moines, Iowa
- Rev. James Coyle, Alabama priest who was murdered on August 11, 1921. Member of Mobile Council 666.
- Rev. John B. DeValles, U.S. Army chaplain
- Rev. John Anthony Kaiser, MHM, a missionary priest martyred while serving in Kenya.
- Venerable Servant of God Rev. Michael Joseph McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus
- Rev. George J. Willmann
Sports and athletics
- Lou Albano, Professional wrestler and actor.
- James J. Braddock, "The Cinderella Man", former heavyweight boxing champion.
- James Connolly, first Olympic Gold Medal champion in modern times
- Mike Ditka, former Chicago Bears coach
- Chris Godfrey, former right guard for the New York Giants and founder of Life Athletes
- Ron Guidry, pitcher who helped lead the New York Yankees to a World Series championship
- Gil Hodges, Major League baseball player and former manager who led the 1969 New York Mets to an improbable World Series win
- Tom Kelly, first baseman and former manager of the Minnesota Twins
- Vince Lombardi, former coach of the Green Bay Packers (The Vincent T. Lombardi Council, No. 6552, Knights of Columbus, in Middletown, New Jersey, is named for him.)
- Connie Mack, baseball player, manager, and team owner.
- Bob "Huck" O'Neil, former NFL Pittsburgh Steelers New York Titans and CFL Calgary Stampeders Montreal Alouttes professional football player.
- Floyd Patterson, former heavyweight boxing champion.
- Babe Ruth, baseball player for (chronologically) the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Boston Braves.
- Jim Sorgi, former Indianapolis Colts quarterback.
- Shane Victorino, Boston Red Sox baseball player
- Lenny Wilkens, National Basketball Association's second winningest coach
- Frank Castellano, Commander, US Navy, commanding officer of the USS Bainbridge (DDG-96) during the Maersk Alabama hijacking.
- Daniel Daly, Gunnery Sergeant, United States Marine Corps, two-time Medal of Honor recipient once described by the commandant of the Marine Corps as "the most outstanding Marine of all time."
- Steve Doocy, Journalist and anchor for Fox and Friends
- Paul A. Fisher, American author, journalist and U.S. Army veteran
- Joyce Kilmer, famous journalist and poet
- Eduardo Verástegui, prominent Mexican actor
- Nick Bruno, president of University of Louisiana at Monroe
- Jason O'Toole, vocalist, Life's Blood
- Jerry Orbach, American actor
- John Edward "Jack" Reagan, father of President Ronald Reagan
- Paul D. Scully-Power, NASA astronaut
- Frank Costanza – George Costanza's father on Seinfeld
- Silvio Dante's father – The Sopranos
- Doyle Lonnegan – The Sting
- John Kelly – NYPD Blue
- ""FEW IN PUBLIC LIFE HAVE SERVED AS WELL," SUPREME KNIGHT SAYS.". Knights of Columbus. November 29, 2007. Retrieved January 23, 2017.
- "Rep. Dan Huberty (R-Houston)". The Texas Tribune. Retrieved March 25, 2014.
- Kestenbaum, Lawrence (March 24, 2009). "Index to Politicians: Mayne to Mcallen". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved 2009-12-02.
- "Announcement". dennispaul.com. Retrieved December 10, 2014.
- "Carlos Truan obituary". Texas State Cemetery. Retrieved August 25, 2012.
- "Public Servant Elias "Bo" Ackal, Jr., Succumbs to Cancer". house.legis.state.la.us. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
- "Living Legends: Armand Brinkhaus". acadiamuseum.com. Retrieved May 23, 2014.
- "Edward S. Bopp". bopplawfirm.com. Retrieved June 28, 2015.
- "Dennis P. Hebert". The Baton Rouge Advocate. Retrieved September 13, 2015.
- "St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church". stjohnchurch.org. Retrieved July 16, 2011.
- "LeBlanc, Samuel, I" (PDF). Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana. Retrieved May 31, 2014.
- "Mary Sparacello, St. Charles Parish-based 56th Louisiana House district draws trio of hopefuls, September 28, 2011". New Orleans Times-Picayune. Retrieved August 26, 2013.
- "Rep. Ricky James Templet". votesmart.org. Retrieved July 9, 2011.
- "1998 Inductee: Sam H. Theriot". laffnet.org. Retrieved June 22, 2013.
- History of the Knights of Columbus Mexican Martyrs, Sept 25, 2005, http://www.kofc.org/un/eb/en/news/releases/detail/27808.html#f
- Columbia, March 10, 2010, Vol. 90, Number 3, page31.
- "Annual Report of the Supreme Knight" (pdf). Knights of Columbus. August 6, 2013. Retrieved 2013-10-16.
- "World Series Dad". Knights of Columbus. Retrieved 2013-11-01.