Notable Phi Psis

Facts

  • Over 100 Phi Psis have served as members of U.S. Congress.
  • The 28th President of the United States, Woodrow Wilson, also former Governor of New Jersey, was a Phi Psi at the University of Virginia (Virginia Alpha).
  • At least 12 members have served as state governors.
  • Members include current or former presidents of Cornell University, University of Illinois, Johns Hopkins University, University of Cincinnati, MIT, University of San Francisco, University of Kentucky, University of Pennsylvania, Creighton University, Penn State University, Slippery Rock University, Princeton University, and West Virginia University.
  • More than 104,000 members have been initiated into Phi Kappa Psi since its founding in 1852.

Current Public Service

  • Michael Bloomberg (1942- )
    • Johns Hopkins University (Maryland Alpha)
    • Mayor of New York City
    • Founder of Bloomberg L.P. – largest financial data company in the world.
  • Stephen Hadley (1947- )
    • Cornell University (New York Alpha)
    • U.S. National Security Advisor
  • Jerry Yang (1968- )
    • Stanford University (California Beta)
    • Co-founder and CEO of Yahoo! Inc.
  • Ben Lutch
    • Stanford University (California Beta)
    • Co-founder of Excite
  • Jerry Nelson
    • UCLA (California Epsilon)
    • Founder of Ticketmaster
  • Herbert Dow (1866-1930)
    • Case Institute of Technology (Ohio Epsilon)
    • U.S. chemical industrialist
    • Founder of Dow Chemical Company

Entertainment

  • Zach Braff (1975- )
    • Northwestern University (Illinois Alpha)
    • Actor, Screenwriter, and Director
    • Television Series “Scrubs” and Motion Picture “Garden State”
  • Peter Graves (1926- )
    • University of Minnesota (Minnesota Beta)
    • Actor
    • Classic Television Series “Mission Impossible”
  • Frank Morgan (1890-1949)
    • Cornell University (New York Alpha)
    • Actor
    • Wizard of Oz in the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz”
  • James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916)
    • DePauw University (Indiana Alpha)
    • Writer and Poet
    • Known as the “Hoosier Poet”
  • Roy Scheider (1932- )
    • Franklin and Marshall College (Pennsylvania Eta)
    • Actor
    • Chief Brody in 1975 “Jaws” and Joe Gideon in 1979 musical “All That Jazz”
  • James Thurber (1894-1961)
    • Ohio State University (Ohio Delta)
    • Pulitzer Prize-winning Author and Humorist
    • Best known for his short stories in The New Yorker magazine.

Sports

  • Terry Bowden (1956- )
    • West Virginia University (West Virginia Alpha)
    • Former College Football Coach and Current Broadcaster
  • Jeff Cirillo (1969- )
    • University of Southern California (California Delta)
    • Current Major League Baseball player for Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Tex Schramm (1920-2003)
    • University of Texas at Austin (Texas Alpha)
    • Pro Football Hall of Fame member and original president of Dallas Cowboys
  • Mark Spitz (1950- )
    • Indiana University (Indiana Beta)
    • Olympic swimming legend – Won 7 gold medals in 1972 at Munich
  • Dick Tomey (1938- )
    • DePauw University (Indiana Alpha)
    • Current head football coach at San Jose State University






Updated 04/16/2009
Copyright J. Huston © 2009