The Distinguished Men of ΤΕΦ

Politics and Government


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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)



  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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)