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.

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

Busteed, Robert T. “Bob”

Achievements: Zeta Psi Interim Executive Director (2000). Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award, 2007

Chapter: Omicron, 1960

Butcher, William L.

Achievements: General Secretary of Zeta Psi (1929-1936)

Chapter: Zeta, 1928

Butler, Lawrence E.

Achievements: Director for European Affairs on the National Security Council staff at the White House from 1997 to 1999. 3rd United States Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia from 2002 to 2005.

Chapter: Lamdba, 1953

Dean Cain

Cain, Dean

Achievements: Actor, Producer. He is best known for playing the role of Clark Kent/Superman in the TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993-1997). Cain was the Producer/Host of Ripley's Believe It or Not! (2001-2003).

Chapter: Omicron Epsilon

Cameron, Kenneth

Term: Phi Alpha from 1899–1900

Chapter: Alpha Psi, 1887

DOD: August 1, 1863 - December 25, 1939.

Canavan, Kevin

Achievements: James J. Carey Leadership Award (2017)

Chapter: Tau, 1976

James Cantalupo

Cantalupo, James

Achievements: Former Chairman and CEO, McDonalds

Chapter: Alpha Epsilon

DOD: April 19, 2004

Carey, James J.

Achievements: Former World Chairman [Chairman of the Board] of the Knights Templar, a 40 nation Humanitarian Order recognized for its humanitarian work by the United Nations.

Chapter: Omega, 1960

Headshot of James J. Carey.

Carey, James J.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1995-1997. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 2001. James H. McLaughlin Interfraternity Service Award 1998. Namesake and Inaugural James J. Carey Leadership Award 2007

Chapter: Omega, 1960

Carey, Rear Adm. James

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

Carlborg, Herbert A.

Achievements: Zeta Psi Fraternity Alpha Phi Alpha and Zeta Psi Educational Foundation Vice President (1959-1960). Zeta Psi Executive Secretary (January, 1970 - August 1972). Zeta Psi Director of Alumni Affairs (1972-1987). Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award (1973)

Chapter: Alpha Beta, 1922

DOD: October 15, 1989

Carleton, Albert B.

Term: Phi Alpha in 1874

Chapter: Phi, 1872

DOD: (1850-1910)

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Carney, Patrick M.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1991–1993. Distinguished Service Award 2006. Member of The Worthy.

Chapter: Phi Lambda, 1976

Carrow, Herbert P.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1918–1919

Chapter: Xi, 1902

DOD: 1880- May 11, 1944

Cass, Ronald Jay

Term: Phi Alpha #CXXXVIII from 2020-2022

Chapter: Nu, 1984

Chamberlin, Prof. J. Edward, O.C.

Achievements: Author, "If This Is Your Land, Where Are Your Stories? Finding Common Ground" and other books. University Professor Emeritus, Department of English, Center for Comparative Literature. (University of Toronto). 1984 named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation in English Literature. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Societry of Canada.

Chapter: Sigma Epsilon, 1964

Chapin, Samuel, A.

Achievements: Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award Honoree, 1956

Chapter: Iota, 1878

DOD: July 24, 1858 - May 13, 1959

Chatfield, Thomas I.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1911–1912

Chapter: Eta, 1893

DOD: October 4, 1871 – December 24, 1922

Ciancarelli, Paul F.

Achievements: Television Writer and Producer

Chapter: Gamma, 1993

Clouston, James Campbell

Achievements: Canadian Commander in the British Royal Navy, who acted as pier-master during the Dunkirk evacuation. While returning to Dunkirk, he died in the water after his motor launch was sunk by enemy aircraft. On 11 July 1940, Commander Clouston posthumously received a Mention in Despatches for his part in the Dunkirk operation. Clouston is mentioned by Charles Gray in the 1958 film Dunkirk, portrayed by the actor William Hope in the 2004 BBC series Dunkirk, and his actions inspired the character of "Commander Bolton" in Christopher Nolan's 2017 film, Dunkirk. Parks Canada installed a plaque in Montreal honouring him for his role in the evacuation at Dunkirk.

Chapter: Alpha Psi, 1917

DOD: 31 August 1900 – 3 June 1940

Cobb, William T.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1905–1907. 46th Governor of Maine.

Chapter: Lambda, 1877

DOD: July 23, 1857 - July 24, 1937

Comstock, Timothy F.

Achievements: Author, "Reunion in Carmel"

Chapter: Iota

William Comstock

Comstock, William

Achievements: 33rd Governor - Michigan, Past Phi Alpha Zeta Psi Fraternity, The Comstock Award is named in honor of Bill Comstock

Chapter: Xi, 1899

DOD: July 2, 1877 – June 16, 1949

Picture of William Comstock.

Comstock, William A.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1908–1909. The Comstock Trophy is named in his honor. "The Vision of Bill Comstock" is known as his desire to unite all the chapters through the publication of a newsletter known as "The Circle," which he first published in 1909. Awarded the Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award Posthumously, in 1958.

Chapter: Xi, 1899

DOD: July 2, 1877 – June 16, 1949

Connelly, Jr., George W.

Achievements: One of the leading federal tax litigators in the United States. Awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Texas Lawyer Magazine (2019).

Chapter: Omega, 1967

Cook, Dennis Michael

Achievements: A bond trader for Cantor Fitzgerald at the World Trade Center

Chapter: Alpha Omega (Villanova University), 1990

DOD: April 27, 1968–September 11, 2001

Cooper, John Dean “Jeff”

Achievements: Author, multiple books including "To Ride, Shoot Straight, and Speak the Truth"

Chapter: Mu, 1941

Coulson, John L.

Term: Phi Alpha from 1966-1969. Zeta Psi Distinguished Service Award 1968

Chapter: Psi Epsilon, 1939

DOD: January 24, 2002