Famous Betas

Famous Betas

John Turner
British Columbia ’49
Prime Minister of Canada

David Peterson
Western Ontario ’64
Premier of Ontario

Mike Harcourt
British Columbia ’64
Premier of British Columbia

Foster Hewitt
Toronto ’25
Voice of the Toronto Maple Leafs

John Sopinka
Toronto ’58
Supreme Court Justice

Shahid Khan
Illinois ’70
Owner, NFL Jacksonville Jaguars

Bill Bowerman
Oregon ’65
Co-founder, Nike

Sam Walton
Missouri ’40
Founder and Chairman, Walmart

Stephen Sondheim
Williams ’50
Broadway Composer

Jimmy Yen
Yale ’18
Humanitarian and Worldwide Educator

Bill Nelson
Florida/Yale ’65
Astronaut, U.S. Senator, Florida

Brian White
Dartmouth ’95
Actor, “CSI: Miami”

Roll of Honour

  • Prime Minister of Canada
  • Vice President of the United States
  • Two Canadian Premiers
  • Nearly 200 members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives—more than any other fraternity – including two Speakers of the House
  • Eight U.S. Supreme Court Justices—more than any other fraternity
  • Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
  • 32 Ambassadors
  • 52 Governors of 30 States
  • Six Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
  • Seven Presidential Medal of Freedom Honorees
  • Four Astronauts
  • 34 Olympic Gold Medalists
  • Three Nobel Prize Laureates
  • 5 Oscars, 9 Tonys, 15 Grammys, 81 Emmys and 2 Peabodys
  • 12 Pulitzer Prize Winners
  • 85 Rhodes Scholars—more than any other fraternity