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Beta Eta-University of Oklahoma

 


Zac Brown
Musician

Bill Engvall
Bill Engval
Comedian


George Marshall
5 Star General

Carl Albert
Carl Albert
Speaker of the House
Brandt Snedeker
Brandt Snedeker
PGA Golfer

Thousands of fraternity men have made their marks as actors and musicians. Here is a sampling of KAs who have made their mark (sorted by industry and listed by name, chapter, professional info):

  • Religion

    Rt. Rev. James L. Duncan (Kappa) Former Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida Dr. Richard T. Feller (Alpha Rho) former Knight Commander of Kappa Alpha Order (1970-73); Retired Canon Clerk of the Works, Washington Cathedral, Washington, D.C. W. McLeod Frampton, Jr. (Beta Pi) former Knight Commander of Kappa Alpha Order (1957-61); Retired Presbyterian Minister Bishop Marshall L. Meadors Jr. (Delta) Retired Bishop, Mississippi Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church Henry J. Mikell (Alpha Alpha) Former Knight Commander of Kappa Alpha Order (1926-34); Former Episcopal Bishop, Diocese of Atlanta; Former Chancellor of University of the South Bishop Robert C. Morgan (Phi) Retired Bishop, Mississippi and Kentucky Annual Conferences, and former President of the United Methodist Council of Bishops
  • Media

    Michael Beck (Alpha Mu) actor Pat Boone (Gamma Lambda) movie star and recording artist Marty Brennaman (Zeta) announcer for the Cincinnati Reds Zac Brown (Zeta Kappa) Grammy Award Winning Country Music Singer. Lead Vocalist for "Zac Brown Band" Thomas F. Dixon, Jr. (Tau) author, playwright Bill Engvall (Xi) actor and comedian - best known for "Here's your sign!" Ben Ferguson (Alpha Upsilon) Conservative radio talk show host, author George Grizzard (Upsilon) actor, Tony award winner - Best Actor 1996 Taylor Hackford (Beta Sigma) film director, Oscar award winner George Hamilton IV (Upsilon) country music singer Rob Huebel (Delta Omicron) Comedian, Actor (Human Giant) William Joyce (Beta Lambda) author, artist, illustrator, creator of Rolie Polie Olie and numerous Disney / Pixar films Bill Lawrence (Alpha Zeta) television writer, producer and director Frank McCarthy (Beta) movie producer, won an Oscar for producing Patton, 1970s Best Picture Page McConnell (Beta Lambda) member of music group "Phish" Delbert Mann (Chi) film director - Oscar award winner - Best Director 1955 for Best Picture - Marty Richard Moll (Alpha Xi) actor, best known as "Bull Shannon" on television's Night Court Rich O'Toole (Epsilon Delta) Country music singer Anthony Perkins (Alpha Psi) actor, acted in over 50 films, but best known as Norman Bates in "Psycho" Mark Povinelli (Epsilon Lambda) actor in movies such as Water for Elephants and The Polar Express Charlie Rose (Alpha Phi) talk show host Randolph Scott (Alpha Sigma) actor Ned Vaughn (Phi) actor Mark L. Walberg (Delta Tau) game show host Douglass Wallop (Beta Kappa) writer - Tony award winner - Best Writer 1956 - Best Musical Damn Yankees. Michael Brun (Sigma) - DJ/Producer
  • Business

    Clyde B. Anderson (Alpha Beta) President and CEO of Books-A-Million Clayton D. Baird (Omicron) Chairman of Mrs. Bairds Bakeries John H. Bryan, Jr. (Alpha Epsilon) former Chairman and CEO of Sara Lee Corporation Ely R. Callaway, Jr. (Epsilon) former Chairman and CEO of Callaway Golf David M. Chamberlin (Tau) CEO of Shaklee Corporation Harry Cullen (Gamma Mu) Director of Cullen Bank Center Robert Crandall (Alpha Zeta) former president, chairman and CEO of American Airlines Earnest W. Deavenport (Beta Tau) former President and CEO of Eastman Chemical Co. John D. DeButts (Beta Comm.) former Chairman of AT&T William E. Dreyer (Alpha Delta) former Senior Executive Vice president, Southwestern Bell Telephone Company James C. France (Gamma Pi) CEO, International Speedway Corp. U. Edwin Garrison (Beta Tau) Chairman of the Thiokol Corporation Ken May (Gamma Gamma) CEO, FedEx Kinko's Jerry Richardson (Delta) Carolina Panthers Owner/Founder David A. Stonecipher (Chi) CEO and president of Jefferson - Pilot Corporation Robert W. Woodruff (Epsilon) President, Coca-Cola Company, 1926-1954 George W. Woodruff (Alpha Sigma) Director, Coca-Cola Company, 1936-1985 Chase Fitzhugh Wilson (Nu) Chief Executive Officer, The Wilson Company, 1989“Present Jordan Wheat Lambert (Zeta) Owner, Lambert Pharmaceutical Company, formulated and marketed Listerine Allen Stephenson (Rho) Founder, Southern Tide
  • Education

    Dr. William R. Baldt (Beta Epsilon) Former President, Goldey Beacom College William James Barrow American chemist and paper conservator Dr. Robert Bottoms (Phi) President, DePauw University Dr. E. Douglas Hodo (Alpha Upsilon) President, Houston Baptist University Dr. John E. Johns (Iota) President, Furman University John Knapp (Beta) former Superintendent, Virginia Military Institute Dr. Frank A. Rose (Alpha Theta) former President, Transylvania University; Former President, University of Alabama Dr. Bruce A. Samson (Alpha Alpha) President, University of Tampa John B. Watson (Iota) American Psychologist, founder of Behaviorism Dr. Billy O. Wireman (Beta Delta) President, Queens College Dr. Forest Kent Wyatt (Delta Beta) President, Delta State University
  • Government

    General George S. Patton

    Gen. George S. Patton

    Gen. George S. Patton (Beta) former commander, 3rd U.S. Army Thurman Adams (Beta Epsilon) Former Senator and President Pro Tempore of State Senate (Delaware) Robert Aderholt (Phi) U.S. congressman (Alabama) Carl Albert (Beta Eta) former U.S. Representative (Oklahoma) Speaker of the House 1971-1977 Paul Atkins (Delta) Former Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Roger Bedford, Jr. (Alpha Beta) State Senator Alabama Roy Blunt (Alpha Eta) U.S. Congressman (Missouri) J. Caleb Boggs (Beta Epsilon) former governor and U.S. senator (Delaware) Rick Boucher (Beta Rho) U.S. congressman (Virginia) Charles Boustany (Gamma Phi) U.S. Congressman (Louisiana) Adm. Richard E. Byrd (Lambda) U.S. Navy, Antarctic explorer; Medal of Honor recipient William Denis Brown, III, former state senator from Monroe, Louisiana Bryan Edward Bush, Jr., former district attorney of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Nathaniel W Cabell (Chi) Originator of National States Rights Party, SC State Senator Jack Clary (Kappa) Lawyer, Williams College Hugh Clegg (Alpha Nu) former Assistant Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation William Clements (Beta Lambda) former governor (Texas) Clark M. Clifford (Alpha Theta) former counsel to U.S. presidents Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy; former secretary of defense Larry Combest (Gamma Chi) U.S. congressman (Texas) Zel M. Fischer (Alpha Delta) Judge, Missouri Supreme Court Don Fowler (Delta) Former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Bart Gordon (Delta Lambda) U.S. congressman (Tennessee) Henry Hager (Tau) married to Jenna Bush, daughter of U.S. President George W. Bush J. Edgar Hoover (Alpha Nu) former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Buddy MacKay (Beta Zeta) former governor and lieutenant governor (Florida); former U.S. congressman (Florida) GA George C. Marshall (Beta) former U.S. Secretary of State, former U.S. Secretary of Defense, former U.S. Army Chief of Staff, namesake of the "Marshall Plan", Nobel Peace Prize recipient, graduate, the Virginia Military Institute Captain David McCampbell (Alpha Sigma) U.S. Navy Fighter Pilot and all-time top U.S. ace; Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient General Jack N. Merritt (Beta Eta) former Leader of NATO G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery (Beta Tau) former U.S. congressman, author of the GI Bill of Rights Henry McMaster (Rho) Attorney General of South Carolina Daniel Mongiardo (Alpha Theta) Lt. Governor of Kentucky (2007-) Bill Owens (Delta Kappa) governor (Colorado) Austin Peay (Omega) former governor (Tennessee) Gen. J. H. Binford Peay III (Beta) Former commander, 101st Airborne Division, US CENTCOM, Superintendent of VMI Claude Pepper (Alpha Omega) former U.S. congressman (Florida); former U.S. senator (Florida) Melvin Purvis (Rho) FBI. Headed the Division of Investigation Offices in Birmingham, Alabama. Famous for leading manhunts that led to the end of gangsters, Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Face Nelson, and John Dillinger. Dean Rusk (Sigma) former U.S. secretary of state General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr. (Beta) Former Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps Ellison D. Smith (Delta/Rho) U.S. Senator South Carolina Floyd Spence (Rho) U.S. congressman (South Carolina) General Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr. (Beta) Former Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps Earl Ray Tomblin (Alpha Rho) Governor of West Virginia Richard Truly (Alpha Sigma) vice admiral, U.S. Navy; astronaut; former director of NASA Steve Womack (Epsilon Zeta) U.S. Congress (Arkansas)
  • Sports

    Tommy Aaron (Beta Zeta) professional golfer - 1973 Masters Champion Tony Azevedo (Alpha Pi) water polo player - 4-time All-American, three-time National Player of the Year & 3-time Olympian. Bill Bergey (Delta Eta) a four-time All-Pro player and member of the Philadelphia Eagles Honor Roll David Binn (Alpha Xi), San Diego Chargers, Long Snapper, 1994“present Rex Cawley (Beta Sigma) Olympic gold medalist (1964) and former world record holder, 400m hurdles Jason Collins (Alpha Pi) NBA player, Atlanta Hawks Jarron Collins (Alpha Pi) NBA player, Phoenix Suns Ben Crenshaw (Omicron) professional golfer and Master's champion in 1984 and 1995 Al Geiberger (Beta Sigma) professional golfer Burt Hooton (Omicron) former major league baseball player and coach Clyde Littlefield (Omicron) former University of Texas football and track & field coach Don January (Gamma Lambda) professional golfer Paul Johnson (Delta Alpha) head football coach Georgia Tech Christian "Sonny" Jurgensen III (Alpha Phi) former professional football player, Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Joe Kapp (Alpha Xi) former professional football player, College Football Hall of Fame inductee Tim McCarver (Gamma Gamma) former professional baseball player Hal Mumme (Epsilon Pi) head football coach, New Mexico State University Will Muschamp (Gamma) Head Coach of the Florida Gators football team Ernest Nevers (Alpha Pi) former professional baseball and football player, Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Tommy Nobis (Omicron) former professional football player with Atlanta Falcons, University of Texas All-American, 1965 Winner - Outland Trophy & Maxwell Award Charles Paddock (Beta Sigma) 3-time Olympic gold medalist, track & field Jay Sigel (Tau) professional golfer Jerry Richardson (Delta) Wofford College receiver - Associated Press Little All-America selection in 1957 & 1958, former professional football player with Baltimore Colts, current owner NFL Carolina Panthers Brandt Snedeker (Chi) Professional Golfer Melvin Stewart (Pi) Olympic gold medalist (swimming) Dave Stockton (Beta Sigma) professional golfer Danny Sullivan (Theta) Formula One and Indycar driver, 1985 Indianapolis 500 Winner William Vlachos (Alpha Beta) All-American Center and two time (2009, 2011) National Champion for the Alabama Crimson Tide Sam Wyche (Iota) former NFL head coach, NFL analyst Frank Wykoff (Beta Sigma) Olympic gold medalist, 1928, 1932, 1936 - track & field Ernie Zampese (Beta Sigma), NFL offensive coordinator who helped pioneer the west coast offense.