List of Knights of Columbus

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The following is a list of notable living and deceased members of the Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic family, fraternal, and service organization.

Supreme officers[edit]

Supreme Knight[1] Deputy Supreme Knight[1] Supreme Chaplain[1]
# Office holder Portrait Term began Term ended Office holder Term Office holder Term
1 James T. Mullen James T. Mullen.jpg February 2, 1882 May 17, 1886 John T. Kerrigan[2] 1882 to 1884 Rev. Patrick P. Lawlor 1882 to 1884
John F. Dowling[3] 1884 to 1886 Rev. Michael J. McGivney[3] 1884 to 1890
2 John J. Phelan[4] John J. Phelan.jpg May 17, 1886 March 2, 1897 William Hassett[4] 1886 to 1887
James C. Roach 1887 to 1895
Rev. Hugh Treanor 1891 to 1899
James E. Hayes 1895 to 1897
3 James E. Hayes James E. Hayes.jpg March 2, 1897 February 8, 1898 John J. Cone[5] 1897 to 1898
4 John J. Cone John J. Cone.jpg March 2, 1898 March 31, 1899 Vacant
5 Edward L. Hearn Edward L. Hearn.jpg April 1, 1899 August 31, 1909 John W. Hogan[6][7] April 1, 1899 to June 3, 1903 Rev. Garrett J. Barry 1899 to 1901
Rev. Patrick J. McGivney[8][9] 1901 to 1928
Patrick L. McArdle[7][10] June 3, 1903[7] to 1905
James A. Flaherty[11] 1905 to 1909
6 James A. Flaherty[9][12] James A. Flaherty.jpg September 1, 1909 August 31, 1927 Martin H. Carmody[9] 1909 to 1927
7 Martin H. Carmody[9][13] September 1, 1927 August 31, 1939 John F. Martin[9][14] 1927 to 1933
Rev. John J. McGivney[9][14] 1928 to 1939
Francis P. Matthews[13] 1933 to 1939
8 Francis P. Matthews[14] Francis P. Matthews.jpg September 2, 1939 October 14, 1945 John E. Swift 1939 to 1945 Rev. Leo M. Finn[14][15] 1939 to 1960
9 John E. Swift[16][17] October 24, 1945 August 31, 1953 Timothy P. Galvin 1945 to 1949
William J. Mulligan[17][18] 1949 to 1960
10 Luke E. Hart KennedyHart.jpg September 1, 1953 February 19, 1964
John W. McDevitt[18][19] 1960 to 1964 Bishop Charles P. Greco[20][15] 1961 to January 20, 1987
11 John W. McDevitt February 22, 1964 January 21, 1977 John H. Griffin, MD[19][21] 1964 to 1966
Charles J. Ducey[22][23] 1966 to April 1976
Ernest J. Wolff[23] 1976 to 1977
12 Virgil C. Dechant January 21, 1977 September 30, 2000 Frederick H. Pelletier[23][24] 1977 to 1981
John M. Murphy 1981 to 1984
Ellis D. Flinn[25] 1984 to February 1, 1997
Bishop Thomas V. Daily[26] February 13, 1987 to April 1, 2005
Robert F. Wade[27] April 1, 1997 to September 30, 2000
13 Carl A. Anderson Carl A. Anderson.jpg October 1, 2000 Present Jean B. Migneault[28] October 1, 2000 to October 27, 2006
Archbishop William E. Lori[29] April 2, 2005 to Present
Dennis A. Savoie[30][31] October 27, 2006 to December 2013
Logan T. Ludwig[32] December 12, 2013 to December 16, 2016
Patrick E. Kelly[32] January 1, 2017 to present


Politics and public service[edit]

Judicial branch[edit]

Executive branch[edit]

Legislative branch[edit]

State governments[edit]

Governor and Lt. Governor[edit]

State legislators[edit]

Louisiana[edit]
Wisconsin[edit]

State judiciary[edit]

Other[edit]

Local government[edit]

Other politics and public service[edit]

Non-United States[edit]

Canada[edit]

Philippines[edit]

The Church[edit]

Saints[edit]

Cardinals[edit]

Bishops[edit]

Priests[edit]

Sports and athletics[edit]

Military[edit]

Media[edit]

Others[edit]

Fictional[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ a b Kauffman 1982, p. 61.
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  6. ^ Kauffman 1982, p. 131.
  7. ^ a b c "National Council, K of C., Increases Issue. Next Convention Will Be Held in Louisville". The Boston Globe. June 4, 1903. p. 3.
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  10. ^ Dodge 1903, p. 9; Kauffman 1982, p. 114.
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  13. ^ a b "K. of C. Pledge support for NRA". The Bulletin. XIV (16). Augusta, Ga. August 26, 1933. Retrieved February 6, 2018.
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  15. ^ a b Kauffman 1982, p. 394.
  16. ^ Kauffman 1982, p. 357.
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  54. ^ It is unknown at this time whether McCarrick has been removed from the order, however Supreme Knight Carl Anderson has denounced his actions. https://zenit.org/articles/knights-of-columbus-leader-calls-for-action-in-abuse-crisis/