Washington & Lee University, Lamba Chapter - 1882
Sigma Nu Fraternity - Love. Honor. Truth - Since 1869
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With 200,000+ Sigma Nu Initiates, you've probably heard of a couple of us before:
Entertainment:
Bob BarkerEmcee for Ms. Universe and Rose Bowl parades, began hosting "The Price is Right" in 1977.
Dumas MalonePulitzer Prize Winner
Peter MaasAuthor of "Serpico" and "The Valachi Papers"
William IngePlaywright and Pulitzer Prize winner
William DanielsEmmy Award winning actor starred in St. Elsewhere and was the voice for "Kitt" in Knight Rider.
James DeanPledged Sigma Nu but dropped out of college.
Harrison FordStarred in some of the most successful films ever made, including Star Wars, the Empire Strikes Back, Apocalypse Now, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Blade Runner, Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Working Girl, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Presumed Innocent, Witness, Regarding Henry, Patriot Games, The Fugitive, and Clear and Present Danger. Also the 1985 best actor nominee for Witness.
Zane GreyWestern novelist.
Dave GuardGuitar player who helped form the Kingston Trio. The Kingston Trio immediately won the 1959 Grammy for best folk performance.
Tom JohnsonPresident of CNN, has also served as President and CEO of the Los Angeles Times.
Glenn MillerLeader of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, in the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame.
Tom PostonWon 1959 Emmy as best supporting actor in a comedy series for the Steve Allen show. Featured in "To Tell the Truth", "Mork and Mindy", and "Newhart". He received best supporting actor Emmy nominations in 1984, 1986, and 1987
Shadoe StevensHost of ABC radio's American Top 40.
Boyd TinsleyViolinist of the famous Dave Matthews Band


Political Figures:
Joe WilsonCurrent Representative for the House from South Carolina
Trent LottFormer Senate Minority Leader
John DeanFormer White House council
George MitchellFormer Senate Majority Leader
Lloyd BentsonFormer senator from Texas, Vice Presidential Candidate in 1988, and former Secretary of the Treasury
Jody PowellFormer Presidential Press Sectretary
Clarence KellyFormer director of the FBI

Brothers Quentin Burdick, Allan M. Cranston, Clifford Hansen, James A. McClure, Herman Talmadge, and Bob Graham all served as members of the United States Senate.

Sports Figures:
Felix BlanchardThree time all American, 1945 Heisman trophy winner.
Paul "Bear" BryantCoached several teams to a record of 323-85-17.
Bobby DoddCoached Tennessee to 165-64-8.
Walt DropoAmerican League rookie of the year in 1950, played 12 seasons for the Red Sox.
Mike McCormackNFL Hall of Fame.
Stan JonesNFL Hall of Fame.
Cy YoungOlympic track Gold Medalist in 1952.
Hayes Alan JenkinsOlympic figure skating Gold Medalist, 1956.
Dallas GreenMajor League baseball player, manager of Chicago Cubs and N.Y. Mets.
Dick HowserAL Rookie of the Year in 1961, managed K.C. Royals to World Series title.
Brad CulpepperTampa Bay Buccaneer Defensive Tackle
Jerry KramerGreen Bay Packer great
Tommy McDonaldNFL Hall of Fame
Henry JordanNFL Hall of Fame
William " Hootie " JohnsonChairman of Masters Golf Tournament
Billy VesselsHeisman Trophy Winner
Melvin HeinNFL Hall of Fame
Pat RileyBasketball coach of the Lakers and the N.Y. Knicks. Won 4 NBA titles with the Lakers.
Chet Jastremski1964 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Cover of Sports Illustrated, swimming hall of fame.
Archie ManningPro quarterback for the New Orleans Saints.
Tommy VardellCleveland Browns running back.
Steve StenstromStanford quarterback and a Heisman trophy candidate.
Norm JohnsonRanks 15th all time in points scored in NFL history.
Lindy InfanteGreen Bay Packers head coach 1988-1991.
Greg SwindellPitches for the Texas Rangers. Recently named to Baseball American's all time college all star team.
Al MichaelsAnnouncer with ABC's Monday Night Football since 1986.


Other Famous Brothers
Vance Devoe BrandAstronaut
Ronald EvansAstronaut - Flew on Apollo 17
Charles SchwabInvestor
Jack KatzPresident of Panama Jack
John L. MorrisFounder of Bass Pro Shops
Michael ArmstrongPresident of AT&T
Jim BeamWhiskey Entrepreneur
Chuck YeagerFirst Man to break the sound barrier.


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