Notable Phi Kaps

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The measure of any organization is the men it produces, and Phi Kappa Sigma has developed more than its share of leaders in all walks of life.  Below are just a few examples of the Phi Kaps who have distinguished themselves in all types of leadership roles, ranging from the Supreme Court, to the Nobel Prize, to the NFL.


Bob Riley (Alpha Kappa, Alabama, 1965)

Governor of Alabama
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David F. Nolan (Alpha Mu, MIT, 1965)

Founder of the Libertarian Political Party
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James Roche (Alpha Epsilon, IIT, 1960)

20th Secretary of the Air Force
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Lewis F. Powell Jr. (Alpha Alpha, Washington & Lee, 1929)

US Supreme Court Justice
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John A. McCone (Alpha Lambda, UC-Berkeley, 1922)

Director of the CIA
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Adolphus A. Busch IV (Beta Gamma, Denver, 1976)

CEO of Anheuser-Busch

Robert A. Cornog (Alpha Epsilon, IIT, 1961)

CEO of Snap-On Tools

Pierre S. Du Pont (Alpha, Pennsylvania, 1890)

CEO of General Motors
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Donald F. Craib Jr. (Alpha Psi, UCLA, 1949)

CEO of Allstate Insurance

Charles L. Jarvie (Alpha Rho, Cornell)

President of Dr. Pepper



Thomas F. Keller (Nu, Duke, 1954)

Dean of The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University

Derek C. Bok (Alpha Tau, Stanford, 1951)

President of Harvard University
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John Corbally Jr. (Alpha Upsilon, Washington, 1947)

President of the University of Illinois

Lowell J. Reed (Alpha Delta, Maine, 1907)

President of Johns Hopkins University
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Arthur C. Williard (Alpha Mu, MIT, 1904)

President of the University of Illinois

William B. Gates (Tau, Randolph Macon, 1900)

President of the University of Pennsylvania



Skip Bayless (Alpha Iota, Vanderbilt, 1974)

ESPN Anchor
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Tom Wolfe (Alpha Alpha, Washington & Lee, 1951)

Author of The Bonfire of the Vanities and other novels
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William H. Davis (Upsilon, Northwestern, 1943)

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Golf Digest

E. Cardon Walker (Alpha Psi, UCLA, 1938)

Chairman and CEO of Walt Disney Productions
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Frederick de Cordova (Upsilon, Northwestern, 1931)

Producer of The Tonight Show
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G. David Low (Alpha Alpha, Washington & Lee, 1978)

Astronaut on the space shuttle Columbia
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Roger Chaffee (Alpha Epsilon, IIT, 1957)

Astronaut on the space shuttle Apollo
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Stanford Moore (Alpha Iota, Vanderbilt, 1935)

Nobel Prize Winner for Chemistry
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Edward Mills Purcell (Alpha Xi, Purdue, 1933)

Nobel Prize Winner for Physics
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Frank J. McGuire (Alpha Eta, South Carolina, 1966)

University of South Carolina basketball head coach, NCAA Tournament winner, two-time ACC Coach of the Year winner, and inducted into both the Basketball and College Basketball Hall of Fame
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Jeff Mullins (Nu, Duke, 1964)

University of North Carolina-Charlotte basketball head coach and NBA champion
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Gary Moeller, (Alpha Chi, Ohio State, 1963)

University of Michigan head football coach, three-time Big Ten conference winner, and two-time Big Ten Coach of the Year winner
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Denzel E. “Denny” Crum (Alpha Psi, UCLA, 1960)

University of Louisville basketball head coach, two-time NCAA Tournament winner, and inducted into both the Basketball and College Basketball Hall of Fame
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Clarence “Biggie” Munn (Alpha Sigma, Minnesota, 1932)

Former Michigan State head football coach, winner of a Big Ten conference championship, an NCAA football championship, and inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame
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De Benneville “Bert” Bell (Alpha, Pennsylvania, 1918)

Former Commissioner of the NFL and creator of the NFL draft
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