Notable Zetes

For over 170 years, Zeta Psi has scaffolded our undergraduate brothers to be better leaders in their careers, their communities, and in service to all humankind. We have been fortunate to have played role in the lives of countless inspirational men throughout the years. Here is a list of some Zetes who have powerfully impacted the world.

Alejandro (Alex) Padilla

Achievements: California Secretary of State (2015-Present), California State Senator (2006-2014), chair of the Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Communications.

Chapter: Rho Alpha, 1994

Allan Wachowich

Achievements: Former Chief Justice, Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta

Chapter: Mu Theta

Arthur Gajarsa

Arthur Gajarsa

Achievements: Retired Judge, US Court of Appeals

Chapter: Pi

Brian Dickson

Brian Dickson

Achievements: Retired Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Canada

Chapter: Pi Epsilon

Dr Howard Dean

Dr. Howard Dean

Achievements: 79th Governor of Vermont; (August 13, 1991 – January 8, 2003), Former Chairman, Democratic National Committee (February 12, 2005 – January 21, 2009)

Chapter: Eta, 1971

Ellsworth Bunker

Ellsworth Bunker

Achievements: Former US Ambassador (OAS, Argentina, Italy, India, Nepal, and South Vietnam) (1951-1973), one of two American's to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom Twice (1963 & 1967).

Chapter: Eta

DOD: September 27, 1984

Erskine Bowles

Erskine Bowles

Achievements: Former White House Chief of Staff; Former President, University of North Carolina system

Chapter: Upsilon

Gray Davis

Gray Davis

Achievements: Former Governor - California

Chapter: Mu

James E Coyne

James E. Coyne

Achievements: Former Governor, Bank of Canada

Chapter: Manitoba

James Parker

Achievements: A Major General in the United States Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his role in the Philippine–American War during 1899. In addition to the Medal of Honor, Major General Parker was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and three Silver Stars for his service and battlefield exploits.

Chapter: Delta, 1875

DOD: (February 20, 1854 – June 2, 1934)

John R. Bass

Achievements: American diplomat, who served as the United States Ambassador to Georgia (2009–2012), Turkey (2014–2017), and Afghanistan (2017 - 2020).

Chapter: Gamma, 1986

Kingman Brewster Jr

Kingman Brewster, Jr.

Achievements: Former President, Yale University (1963-1977); US Ambassador to the United Kingdom (1977-1981)

Chapter: Eta, 1941

DOD: November 8, 1988

Les Aspin

Les Aspin

Achievements: United States Representative from 1971 to 1993, and the United States Secretary of Defense from January 21, 1993 to February 3, 1994.

Chapter: Eta, 1960

DOD: May 21, 1995

Louis R Bruce

Louis R. Bruce

Achievements: Former US Commissioner of Indian Affairs; US Olympian

Chapter: Gamma

Mark Watson

Achievements: While with the New York State Energy, Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Managed the Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Protection Program (2008-2016) Managed all projects related to acid deposition and mercury pollution. (2000-2008) Supervised the country's largest high-efficiency, low-emitting wood heat research program. Initiated a multi-million dollar climate change research program in New York State.

Chapter: Gamma, 1978

Neil D. Levin

Achievements: NY State Superintendent of Banks 1995, NY State Superintendent of Insurance 1997, Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey 2001

Chapter: Tau, 1976

DOD: September 16, 1954-September 11, 2001

Pete Wilson

Pete Wilson

Achievements: Former Governor and US Senator - California

Chapter: Eta

Prescott Bush

Prescott Bush

Achievements: Former US Senator - Connecticut (1952-1963)

Chapter: Eta

DOD: October 8, 1972

Rear Adm. James Carey

Achievements: Served for 33 years as a U.S. Naval Officer, rising to the rank of Rear Admiral. Served 12 years as the elected Chairman of The Flag & General Officers' Network, the organization for U.S. Admirals and Generals of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. Appointed National Chairman Emeritus for LIFE upon retirement in 2018.

Chapter: Omega

Richard J. Zahnleuter

Achievements: General Counsel at the New York State Department of Health (2016-2020, Retired from State Service)

Chapter: Gamma, 1978

Roderick Hills

Roderick Hills

Achievements: Chairman Securities Exchange Commission (October 28, 1975 – April 10, 1977)

Chapter: Mu

DOD: October 29, 2014

Roy McMurty

Roy McMurty

Achievements: Retired Chief Justice, Ontario Supreme Court; Chancellor, Concordia University

Chapter: Theta Xi

Scott Brown

Scott Brown

Achievements: Former US Senator - Massachusetts, US Ambassador to New Zealand

Chapter: Kappa

Stephen Joost

Achievements: Founding Partner and Board Member of Firehouse Subs, Former President of Jacksonville (FL) City Council

Chapter: Beta Tau, 1984

William Benton

William Benton

Achievements: Former US Senator - Connecticut; Publisher, Encyclopedia Britannica

Chapter: Eta

William Comstock

William Comstock

Term: Former Governor - Michigan, Phi Alpha, The Comstock Award is named in honor of Bill Comstock

Chapter: Xi

William Knowland

William Knowland

Achievements: US Senator - California (August 26, 1945 – January 3, 1959)

Chapter: Iota

DOD: (June 26, 1908 – February 23, 1974)

William Milliken

William Milliken

Achievements: 44th Governor of Michigan (January 22, 1969 – January 1, 1983), he is the longest serving Governor in Michigan's history. A member of the Army Air Corps, during World War II, he flew 50 combat missions as a waist-gunner on B-24 bombers and survived two crash landings. He received seven military honors, including the Purple Heart and Air Medal

Chapter: Eta

DOD: (March 26, 1922 – October 18, 2019)