The Distinguished Men of ΤΕΦ

Politics and Government

Federal

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States, 1953 – 1961, Honorary
  • Elliott H. Levitas, U.S. Congressman, Georgia’s 4th District, 1975 – 1985, Emory University (Mu)
  • Omar N. Bradley, General of the Army, 1st Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1949 – 1953, Honorary
  • Rick J. Santorum, U.S. Senator, Pennsylvania, 1995 – 2007, Pennsylvania State University (Epsilon Phi)
  • Rabbi David Saperstein, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, Cornell University (Delta)
  • Leon Crestohl, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Cartier, McGill University (Omicron)
  • Sidney Gottlieb, CIA Spymaster and Chemist, New York University (Gamma)

State

  • Marvin Mandel, 56thGovernor of Maryland, 1969 – 1979, University of Maryland (Tau Beta)
  • Vincent C. Gray, Mayor, Washington, DC, 2011 – 2015, George Washington University (Tau Theta)
  • Michael S. Steele, 7thLt. Governor of Maryland, 2003 – 2007, Johns Hopkins University (Phi Eta)
  • Kirill Reznik, Maryland House of Delegates, 2007 – Present, Florida International University (Beta Delta)
  • Barry Kutun, Florida House of Representatives, 1973 – 1986, University of Florida (Tau Alpha)
  • William A. Marovitz, Illinois State Senate, 1981 – 1993, DePaul University (Phi Kappa)
  • Christopher True, New Hampshire State Representative for District 4, 2014 – Present, University of Southern Maine / University of Maine – Portland (Phi Deuteron)
  • Brian L. Jones, Maine State House of Representatives for District 45, 2012 – 2014, University of Southern Maine / University of Maine – Portland (Phi Deuteron)
  • Peter A. Garcia, Assistant Counsel to New Jersey Governor Florio, Deputy Public Defender for New Jersey under Governor Whitman, member, Gloucester Township Board of Education, member, Mount Ephraim Board of Commissioners, and Lt. Colonel, US Army Reserve, Rutgers University – Camden (Sigma Epsilon)

Local

  • E. J. “Mutt” Evans, Mayor, Durham, North Carolina, 1951 – 1963, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Omega)
  • Monroe E. Evans, Mayor, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 1965 – 1969, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Omega)
  • Leon Irving Schneider, Mayor, Gastonia, North Carolina, 1954 – 1957, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Omega)
  • Rick Kriseman, Mayor, St. Petersburg, Florida, 2014 – Present, University of Florida (Tau Alpha)
  • Steven Van Grack, Mayor, Rockville, Maryland, 1985 – 1987, University of Maryland (Tau Beta)
  • Robert J. Dryfoos, New York City Councilman, 1980 – 1991, Marietta College (Epsilon Pi)
  • Lynn J. Ellins, County Commissioner (District 1/Chair), Dona Ana County, NM / former deputy chief Secretary of State – Colorado, Columbia University (Alpha)

Judiciary

Federal

  • Irving R. Kaufman, Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals (2nd Circuit), 1973 – 1992, Fordham University (Epsilon)
  • Marvin H. Shoob, Senior Judge, U.S. District Court (Georgia), 1979 – 2017, University of Georgia (Nu)
  • Leo M. Gordon, Senior Judge, U.S. Court of International Trade, 2006 – Present, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (Omega)

State

  • Theodore G. Bloom, Judge, Maryland Court of Special Appeals, 1983 – 1996, University of Maryland (Tau Beta)
  • Jeffrey M. Atlas, Justice of the New York State Supreme Court, 1982 – 2005, Syracuse University (Sigma)
  • Kevin Emas, Judge, Third District, Florida, Court of Appeals, 2010 – President, University of Florida (Tau Alpha)
  • Eliot Kenneth Cohen, Judge, first justice of the Probate and Family Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, University of Massachusetts (Tau Pi)

Local

  • Kenneth A. Gottlieb, Judge, Broward County, Florida Circuit Court, 2009 – Present, University of Florida (Tau Alpha)
  • Martin Zilber, Judge, Miami-Dade County, Florida Circuit Court, 2014 – Present, University of Florida (Tau Alpha)

Arts, News, and Entertainment

  • Larry David, Writer, Actor, Comedian of Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm, University of Maryland (Tau Beta)
  • George Stephanopoulos, Political Commentator, ABC News, and former Senior Advisor to President William Clinton, 1993 – 1996, Columbia University (Alpha)
  • Larry King, Television and Radio Host, Honorary
  • Jerry Springer, Television Host, The Jerry Springer Show, Tulane University (Epilson Kappa)
  • Joseph Wapner, Judge, The People’s Court, University of Southern California (Tau Gamma)
  • Mat Franco, Magician, Winner of America’s Got Talent Season 9, University of Rhode Island (Tau Omega)
  • Edward B. Gradinger, Senior Vice President and CEO, 20th Century Fox, New York University – Heights (Epsilon Gamma)
  • Benjamin “Benny” Goodman, Band Leader, Jazz Musician, Honorary
  • Harold Rome, Musician, Composer, Lyricist for Musical Theater, Yale University (Iota)
  • Jeff Altman, Stand Up Comedian and Actor, Johns Hopkins University (Phi Eta)
  • Gary Kott, Writer and Supervising Producer, The Cosby Show, Marietta College (Epsilon Phi)
  • Robert Sherman, Songwriter, University of Southern California (Tau Gamma)
  • Martin L. Gottfried, critic, columnist, and author, Columbia University (Alpha)
  • Newton K. Frohlich, (Alpha – Columbia University) – award-winning author and novelist, Columbia University (Alpha)
  • Michael “Mickey” Rose, Producer, Writer, and Filmmaker, New York University (Gamma)  
  • Harold Jerome Gittes, Movie Producer, University of Massachusetts (Tau Pi)

Sports and Athletics

  • Arnold “Red” Auerbach, Coach, Boston Celtics, 1950 – 1966, George Washington University (Tau Theta)
  • Stephen M. Ross, Owner/Chairman, Miami Dolphins, 2008 – Present, University of Florida (Tau Alpha)
  • Jerry Greenspan, Basketball, Philadelphia 76ers, 1963 – 1965, University of Maryland (Tau Beta)
  • Jedd Fisch, American Football, Offensive Coordinator, Los Angeles Rams, 2019 – Present, University of Florida (Tau Alpha)
  • Howie Roseman, American Football, Executive Vice President of Football Operations, Philadelphia Eagles, 2015 – Present, University of Florida (Tau Alpha)
  • Howard Katz, Basketball, Owner, Philadelphia 76ers, 1981 – 1996, University of Maine (Tau Zeta)
  • Dick Stockton, Sportscaster, Syracuse University (Sigma)
  • Jerry Markbreit, American Football, Referee, 1965 – 1998, University of Illinois (Psi)
  • Eddie Fogler, Basketball, Collegiate Coach, 1971 – 2001, University of North Carolina (Omega)
  • Bob Vogel, American Football, Baltimore Colts, 1963-1972, Ohio State University (Tau Delta)

Science, Business, and Industry

  • Samuel J. LeFrak, Real Estate Tycoon, University of Maryland (Tau Beta)
  • Jonas Salk, Medical Research, Founder of the Polio Vaccine, Honorary
  • Neil Woodward, NASA Astronaut and Commander, United States Navy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Xi)
  • Raymond Kurzweil, Inventor and Futurist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Xi)
  • Mike Sager, Author and Journalist, Emory University (Mu)
  • Harold Leviton, President, Leviton Manufacturing Company, University of Miami (Tau Xi)
  • Stanley Steinberg, Senior Vice President, Walt Disney Imagineering, Georgia Tech (Phi)
  • Barry Berish, President, Jim Beam Distilleries, University of Florida (Tau Alpha)
  • Charles Cumello, Chief Executive Officer, Walden Books, Hunter College (Epsilon Mu)
  • Kenneth Cort, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Zale Department Stores, University of Pennsylvania (Rho)
  • Harris Rosen, Founder, President, & CEO, Rosen Hotels and Resorts, Cornell University (Delta)
  • Ira Berlin, Senior Vice President, Dean, Witter, Reynolds, Inc., University of North Carolina (Omega)
  • Irving E. Cohen, Executive Vice President, E.F. Hutton Properties, City College of New York (Epsilon Lambda)
  • David Desmon, Senior Vice President, Shearson Lehman Brothers, Tulane University (Epsilon Kappa)
  • Alan E. Master, President, Ensign Bank Federal, Savings, and Loan, Cornell University (Delta)
  • James R. Shulman, Senior Vice President, Boston Private Bank, Syracuse University (Sigma)
  • Sandy J, Stewart, Founder, Paradigm Genetics (now Cogenics Icoria Inc.), Arcanum Discovery & Immunovation, Rutgers University – Camden (Sigma Epsilon)
  • Michael Jesanis, CEO, National Grid USA, Clarkson University (Lambda Phi Epsilon)
  • Max Abramovitz, Architect, University of Illinois (Psi)
  • Chad Trujillo, Astronomer, Co-discovered of Eris (dwarf planet), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Xi)
  • Louis Harris, Pollster, Founder of The Harris Poll, University of North Carolina (Omega)
  • Bernard Siegel, Executive Director, The Genetics Policy Institute, University of Miami (Tau Xi)
  • David Salomon, Cancer Research Scientist and Co-discoverer of the Cripto-1 gene, Clark University (Epsilon Xi)
  • Leonard Minsky, President of Superior Paper Products, University of Maine (Tau Zeta)
  • Eugene Isenberg, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive officer of Nabors Industries, Inc, University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Tau Pi)
  • Aihud Pevsner, Subatomic physicist who discovered the Eta meson particle (Alpha)
  • Dr. Lawrence Kuznetz, NASA Engineer/Astronaut, Apollo Mission Flight Controller, Columbia University (Alpha)
  • Herbert Kasper, Fashion Designer, New York University (Gamma)
  • Stanley Falkow, Famed microbiologist and microbe hunter, University of Maine (Tau Zeta)

Academia

  • Albert J. Rosenthal, Dean, Columbia University of Law, 1979 – 1984, University of Pennsylvania (Rho)
  • Arthur Joblin, Vice President of Student Affairs, Drexel University, 1979 – 1989, Drexel University (Epsilon Eta)
  • Adrian Harris, Vice Chancellor, University of California, Los Angeles, 1958 – 2009, Illinois Institute of Technology (Rho Delta Rho)
  • Phillip S. Kaplan, former President (President Emeritus) of the University of New Haven. (Kaplan Hall at UNH is named for him), University of Massachusetts (Tau Pi)