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.

Boss, Henry M.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1952-1953. 5th President of the Zeta Psi Educational Foundation, and the first to serve as Phi Alpha and President concurrently.

Chapter: Epsilon, 1894 and Eta, 1898

DOD: April 9, 1960

Headshot of Stuart Bowers.

Bowers, D. Stuart

Term: Phi Alpha # CXXXVII from 2018-2020 Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 2019

Chapter: Phi Epsilon, 1981

Erskine Bowles

Bowles, Erskine

Achievements: 19th White House Chief of Staff (1997-1998), under President Clinton. 18th Administrator of the Small Business Administration (1993-1994). President, University of North Carolina system (2005-2010)

Chapter: Upsilon

Boyd, James

Term: Phi Alpha from 1921–1922

Chapter: Phi, 1882

DOD: February 13, 1947

Bradeen, Charles S.

Achievements: General Secretary of Zeta Psi (1927-1929)

Chapter: Lambda, 1926

Bradley, George

Term: Phi Alpha from 1854–1855

Chapter: Chi, 1853

DOD: 1833 - 1870

Bradner, Bert J.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1931-1932

Chapter: Xi, 1898

DOD: February 9, 1874 - September 7, 1950  

Brady, Hugh P.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1948-1949. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award Honoree, 1960.

Chapter: Eta, 1914

DOD: February 19, 1891-April 13, 1982

David Brain

Brain, David

Achievements: President, EPR Properties

Chapter: Beta Tau

Breeswine, Richard M.

Achievements: Zeta Psi Executive Director (2000-2004)

Chapter: Pi Sigma, 1987

Kingman Brewster Jr

Brewster, Jr., Kingman

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

Chapter: Eta, 1941

DOD: November 8, 1988

Briggs, Howard D.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1915–1916

Chapter: Epsilon , 1902

DOD: 1879 - 1931

Bristol, Edmund J.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1895–1896

Chapter: Theta Xi, 1883

DOD: September. 4, 1861 - July 14, 1927

John Brodie

Brodie, John

Achievements: 1956 Consensus All-American, NFL Pro Bowl (1965, 1970), NFL MVP (1970), College Football Hall of Fame (1986). Senior PGA Tour (now the Champions Tour) Golfer, winner the 1990 Security Pacific Senior Classic, now known as the AT&T Champions Classic.

Chapter: Mu, 1956

Brown IV, George Garvin

Achievements: Chairman of the Board, Brown-Foreman (2007-), which owns brands including Jack Daniel's whiskey, Finlandia vodka and Herradura tequila.

Chapter: Alpha Psi, 1991

Brown, Joe L.

Achievements: General Manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates from November 1, 1955, through the end of the 1976 season. Under his administration, the Pirates recovered from four consecutive last-place finishes in the National League to world championships in 1960 and 1971. The son of actor-comedian Joe E. Brown (Some Like It Hot).

Chapter: Sigma Zeta, 1941

DOD: (September 1, 1918 – August 15, 2010)

Photo of Marshall Brown.

Brown, Marshall S.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1932-1933

Chapter: Epsilon, 1892

DOD: 1870-1948

Brown, Peter M.

Achievements: Founder Canaccord Financial (now Canaccord Genuity), the largest independent investment dealer in Canada. Member Order of British Columbia. Member the Canadian Business Hall of Fame (2014), Business Laureates of B.C. Hall of Fame (2011), the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame (2010), and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2010).

Chapter: Sigma Epsilon, 1963

Scott Brown

Brown, Scott

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

Chapter: Kappa

Bruce, Herbert A. “Sandy”

Achievements: 9th President of the Zeta Psi Foundation of Canada (2003-2005).

Chapter: Theta Xi, 1973

Louis R Bruce

Bruce, Louis R.

Achievements: Former US Commissioner of Indian Affairs (1969-1973); Served under several New York State Governors as Director of Indian Affairs. President of the Six Nations Indian Association.

Chapter: Gamma, 1930

DOD: May 20, 1989

Bruce, Louis R. “Louie”

Term: Phi Alpha from 1962-1964. The Circle of Zeta Psi Editor (1965-1969), Executive Secretary of Zeta Psi (January 1, 1966-1969). Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 1969.

Chapter: Gamma, 1930

DOD: May 20, 1989

William Buck

Buck, William C. “Bill”

Achievements: Executive VP, TDH Holdings, Inc.; Part-Owner, Philadelphia Phillies. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award (1988)

Chapter: Tau, 1950

Budion, John J.

Achievements: Writer and Director of the film "Rockaway." Recognized by Zeta Psi as Zeta Psi "40 Under 40" for 2020.

Chapter: Phi, 2003

Bull, Follett W.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1923–1924

Chapter: Xi, 1891

DOD: Born June 30, 1870

Ellsworth Bunker

Bunker, Ellsworth

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

Bunnell, Jr. , Col. George W.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1914–1915

Chapter: Iota, 1895

DOD: December 4, 1874 - August 14, 1958

Burns, Capt. Carl W.

Achievements: Author, "Centaurs in Vietnam"

Chapter: Delta

Headshot of Dave Busacca.

Busacca, David W.

Term: Phi Alpha from 2008-2010. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 2013. Zeta Psi Educational Foundation President (2018-2020)

Chapter: Tau Delta, 1973

Prescott Bush

Bush, Prescott

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

Chapter: Eta

DOD: October 8, 1972