List of Phi Delta Theta members

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The signature of Lou Gehrig indicating his membership into Phi Delta Theta

This is a list of prominent alumni of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Names are listed followed by the school attended and their graduation year.

Academia[edit]

Air and space[edit]

Art and architecture[edit]

Business[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

Film and television[edit]

Music[edit]

  • Josh Abbott, Texas Tech University – country musician, Josh Abbott Band
  • Elliott Baldwin, University of Wisconsin–Madison – singer, songwriter
  • Chris Cagle, Northwest Missouri State University, 2005 – country musician
  • Frank Crumit, Ohio University, 1912 – singer and songwriter
  • Casey Donahew, Texas A&M University – country musician, Casey Donahew Band
  • Wayland Holyfield, University of Arkansas, 1964 – songwriter
  • Bob James, University of Michigan, 1961 – jazz musician, Grammy Award recipient
  • Werner Janssen, Dartmouth College, 1921 – conductor and composer
  • Erich Kunzel, Dartmouth College, 1957 – symphony conductor; Grammy Award recipient
  • Phil Pritchett, Southwestern University – country musician, singer and songwriter
  • Phil Walden, Mercer University, 1962 – founder of Capricorn Records

Radio[edit]

  • Ken Niles, University of Montana, 1928 – radio actor
  • Wendell Niles, University of Montana, 1927 – broadcaster during the Golden Age of radio

Video games[edit]

Government[edit]

Canada[edit]

Executive branch[edit]

Benjamin Harrison
23rd President of the United States
Adlai Stevenson I,
23rd Vice President of the United States
John W. Foster
32nd Secretary of State of the United States

Judicial branch[edit]

Governors[edit]

US Congressmen[edit]

Alumnus William Bankhead served as Speaker of the House 1936–1940.
  • Neil Abercrombie, Union, 1959 – Representative from Hawaii 1986–1987, 1991–2010
  • John Alexander Anderson, Miami University (Ohio), 1853 – Representative from Kansas, 1879–1886
  • William B. Bankhead, University of Alabama, 1893 – Former Speaker of the House, Representative from Alabama, 1917–1940
  • Douglas Barnard, Mercer University, 1943 – Representative from Georgia, 1977–1992
  • Chris Bell, University of Texas, 1988 – Representative from Texas, 2002–2004
  • Richard Walker Bolling, University of South, 1937 – Representative from Missouri, 1949–1982
  • Charles G. Bond, Ohio State University, 1899 – Representative from New York, 1921–1922
  • Edward J. Bonin, Dickinson College, 1933 – Representative from Pennsylvania, 1953–1954
  • William G. Brantley, University of Georgia, 1881 – Representative from Georgia, 1897–1912
  • Jim Broyhill, University of North Carolina, 1950 – Representative from North Carolina, 1963–1984
  • Bradley Byrne, Duke University, 1977 – Representative from Alabama, 2013–present
  • Howard Callaway, Georgia Tech, 1948 – Representative from Georgia, 1965–1966
  • Frank Ertel Carlyle, University of North Carolina, 1920 – Representative from North Carolina, 1949–1956
  • James M. Collins, Southern Methodist University, 1937 – Representative from Texas, 1967–1982
  • Robert J. Corbett, Allegheny College, 1927 – Representative from Pennsylvania, 1939–1972
  • Jim Courter, Colgate University, 1963 – Representative from New Jersey, 1979–1990
  • Edwin R. Durno, University of Oregon, 1921 – Representative from Oregon, 1961–1962
  • John Fleming, Jr., Ole Miss, 1973 – Representative from Louisiana, 2009–present
  • Charles K. Fletcher, Stanford University, 1924 – Representative from California, 1947–1948
  • Wyche Fowler, Davidson College, 1962 – Representative from Georgia, 1977–1986
  • Burton L. French, University of Idaho, 1901 – Representative from Idaho, 1903–1932
  • James G. Fulton, Penn State, 1924 – Representative from Pennsylvania, 1945–1972
  • Charles Goodell, Williams College, 1949 – Representative from New York, 1959–1970
  • Oscar Lee Gray, University of Alabama, 1885 – Representative from Alabama, 1915–1917
  • Francis M. Griffith, Franklin College, 1874 – Representative from Indiana, 1897–1904
  • James M. Griggs, Vanderbilt University, 1881 – Representative from Georgia, 1897–1910
  • Andrew H. Hamilton, Wabash College, 1855 – Representative from Indiana, 1875–1878
  • Thomas Hardwick, Mercer University, 1892 – Representative from Georgia, 1903–1918
  • Rufus Hardy, University of Georgia, 1875 – Representative from Texas, 1907–1922
  • Joel Hefley, Oklahoma State, 1959 – Representative from Colorado, 1987–2007
  • William M. Howard, University of Georgia, 1877 – Representative from Georgia, 1897–1910
  • Jared Huffman, UC Santa Barbara, 1986 – Representative from California, 2013–present
  • John Jarman, Westminster College, 1936 – Representative from Oklahoma, 1951–1976
  • Royal C. Johnson, University of South Dakota, 1906 – Representative from South Dakota, 1915–1932
  • John L. Kennedy, Knox College, 1883 – Representative from Nebraska, 1905–1906
  • Frank Kratovil, McDaniel College, 1990 – Representative from Maryland, 2009–2011
  • Charles M. La Follette, Wabash College, 1920 – Representative from Indiana, 1943–1946
  • James G. Lee, Emory University, 1880 – Representative from Georgia, 1905–1926
  • William Lemke, University of North Dakota, 1903 – Representative from North Dakota, 1933–1950
  • Pete McCloskey, Stanford University, 1951 – author of the Endangered Species Act; Representative from California, 1967–1983
  • Robert C. McEwen, University of Vermont, 1942 – Representative from New York, 1965–1980
  • Charles F. McLaughlin, University of Nebraska, 1908 – Representative from Nebraska, 1935–1942
  • James McNulty, Arizona, 1950 – Representative from Arizona, 1983–1985
  • Luke Messer, Wabash College, 1991 – Representative from Indiana, 2013–present
  • Walt Minnick, Whitman College, 1958 – Representative from Idaho, 2009–2011
  • Chester Mize, University of Kansas, 1939 – Representative from Kansas, 1965–1970
  • Martin A. Morrison, Butler University, 1883 – Representative from Indiana 1910–1916
  • Charles L. Moses, Mercer University, 1876 – Representative from Georgia, 1891–1896
  • Frederick A. Muhlenberg, Gettysburg College, 1908 – Representative from Pennsylvania, 1947–1948
  • William B. Oliver, University of Alabama, 1887– Representative from Alabama, 1915–1936
  • James W. Overstreet, Mercer University, 1888 – Representative from Georgia, 1905–1922
  • Jim Ramstad, University of Minnesota – Representative from Minnesota, 1991–2009
  • Dwight L. Rogers, Mercer University, 1910 – Representative from Florida, 1945–1954
  • Paul G. Rogers, University of Florida, 1942 – Representative from Florida, 1955–1978
  • David Rouzer, North Carolina State, 1994 – Representative from North Carolina, 2015–present
  • Max Sandlin, Baylor, 1975 – Representative from Texas, 1997–2004
  • Jouette Shouse, University of Missouri, 1899 – Representative from Illinois, 1915–1918
  • Garner E. Shriver, Wichita State University, 1934 – Representative from Kansas, 1961–1976
  • Jim Slattery, Washburn University, 1970 – Representative from Kansas, 1983–1995
  • Albert T. Smith Jr., Auburn University, 1953 – Representative from Alabama, 1981–1983
  • Adlai E. Stevenson, Centre College, 1860 – Representative from Illinois, 1875–1880
  • Willis Sweet, University of Nebraska, 1879 – Representative from Idaho, 1889–1894
  • Clark W. Thompson, University of Oregon, 1918 – Representative from Texas, 1933–1966
  • Edwin Keith Thomson, University of Wyoming, 1939 – Representative from Wyoming, 1955–1960
  • Samuel Tribble, University of Georgia, 1891 – Representative from Georgia, 1911–1916
  • Frederick M. Vinson, Centre College, 1909 – Representative from Kentucky, 1924–1928, 1930–1937
  • Francis E. Walter, Lafayette College, 1916 – Representative from Pennsylvania, 1933–1964
  • Thomas B. Ward, Miami University (Ohio), 1855 – Representative from Indiana, 1883–1886

US Senators[edit]

  • Brock Adams, University of Washington, 1948 – Secretary of Treasury; Congressman from Washington; Senator from Washington, 1987–1993
  • John Allen, Wabash College, 1867 – Senator from Washington, 1889–1892
  • Joseph C. Blackburn, Centre College, 1857 – Senator from Kentucky, 1885–1906
  • James Broyhill, University of North Carolina, 1950 – Senator from North Carolina, 1985–1991
  • Harry P. Cain, University of the South, 1929 – Senator from Washington, 1946–1952
  • Thomas Connally, University of Texas, 1898 – Senator from Texas, 1929–1952
  • Harry Darby, University of Illinois, 1917 – Senator from Kansas, 1949–1950
  • Dennis DeConcini, University of Arizona, 1959 – Senator from Arizona, 1977–1994
  • Duncan U. Fletcher, Vanderbilt University, 1880 – Senator from Florida, 1909–36
  • Wyche Fowler, Davidson College, 1962 – Senator from Georgia, 1987–1992
  • James Z. George, University of Mississippi – Senator from Mississippi, 1881–1898
  • Thomas Hardwick, Mercer University, 1892 – Senator from Georgia, 1913–1918
  • J. Bennett Johnston, Washington & Lee College, 1954 – Senator from Louisiana, 1972–1997
  • Eugene D. Millikin, University of Colorado, 1913 – Senator from Colorado, 1941–1956
  • Sherman Minton, Indiana University Senator from Indiana, 1935–1941
  • Sam Nunn, Georgia Tech 1960 – founder of the Nuclear Threat Initiative; Senator from Georgia, 1972–1997
  • James E. Risch, University of Idaho, 1965, 1968 – J.D.; Senator from Idaho, 2008–present
  • Arthur Raymond Robinson, University of Chicago, 1913 – Senator from Indiana, 1925–1934
  • Elbert Thomas, University of Utah, 1906 – Senator from Utah, 1933–1950
  • John Elmer Thomas, DePauw University, 1900 – Senator from Oklahoma, 1927–1950
  • Thomas R. Underwood, University of Kentucky, 1919 – Congressman from Indiana; Senator from Indiana, 1951–1952
  • William F. Vilas, University of Wisconsin, 1858 – Senator from Wisconsin, 1891–1896
  • Edward Cary Walthall, University of Mississippi – Senator from Indiana, 1885–1894
  • Xenophon P. Wilfley, Washington University, 1899 – Senator from Missouri, 1917–1918
  • Raymond E. Willis, Wabash College, 1896 – Senator from Indiana, 1941–1956

Other[edit]

Literature[edit]

Media[edit]

Alumnus Bob Schieffer, former anchor of the CBS Evening News, 2005–2007

Military[edit]

Medal of Honor and Victoria Cross recipients[edit]

Prominent military personnel[edit]

Nobel Prize winners[edit]

  • Adam G. Riess, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992 – Physics, 2011

Religion[edit]

Sports[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]