Famous FIJIs

Many FIJIs, including graduates of The Ohio State University, have gone on to accomplish incredible things in the public and private sectors. The following are a just a few of the Phi Gam’s who have now become household names.




Calvin Coolidge was the 30th President of the United States of America from 1923- 1929. Calvin Coolidge attended Amherst University and is where he joined Phi Gamma Delta.




Jack Nicklaus graduated from The Ohio State University as a Fiji in 1961. Since this time he has won a total of 18 PGA championships and is quoted as saying “My Fiji experience opened the door for me to meet people with diverse interests whom I otherwise might not have had the opportunity to know…I got my education at Ohio State, but it was through Phi Gamma Delta that I really learned how to be a friend and appreciate people from all walks of life.”




Johnny Carson was the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson for more than 30 years. He is also a member of the Television Academy Hall of Fame. He attended Columbia University where he was a member of Phi Gamma Delta.




Other Famous FIJI’s                                          

Philip H. Knight  Founder/Owner/President Nike Corp.
Allan B. Graf Jr.  VP/CFO of FedEx
John A. Rodgers  Founder/ President Starbucks
Scott A. Lowery  Founder BW-3 Restaurants
Seth Meyers  Comedian / Late Night Host
Jay Richard Munro  Part Creator of HBO
E.B. White  Author Charlotte’s Web

Judson C. Green Jr.  Former Chairman Walt Disney
Charles R. Lee  Former Chairman and CEO Verizon
Dean Thornton  Former President Boeing
Stuart W. Evey  Former Chairman ESPN
Richard D. Zanuck  Former President 20th Century Fox

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