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List of Famous Knights of Columbus Members ranked by fame and popularity. The Knights of Columbus are a fraternal, Catholic service organization that was founded in 1882. They follow the principles of Charity, Unity, Fraternity and Patriotism. The Knights of Columbus gave over $158 million in charitable donations in 2011 alone and they offer their members the benefit of a professional life insurance policy.

Who is the most famous Knights of Columbus member? Former President John F. Kennedy tops our list. Kennedy joined the Knights of Columbus in 1946, the same year that he was elected to Congress. The Knights of Columbus offer a scholarship to Catholic students in his honor. Other notable politicians that are also members of the Knights of Columbus include Ted Kennedy, John Boehner and Jeb Bush.

Many famous individuals from the world of sports are also Knights of Columbus members. Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka, boxer Floyd Patterson and baseball legend Babe Ruth are all members. Of course, many prominent figures from the Catholic church are also members of the Knights of Columbus including William Cardinal Levada, Donald Wuerl and Fulton J. Sheen.

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John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
John F. Kennedy Died at 46 (1917-1963)

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Ted Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Ted Kennedy Died at 77 (1932-2009)

John Boehner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
John Boehner age 67

Steve Doocy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Steve Doocy age 60

Eduardo Verástegui is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members

John G. Schmitz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
John G. Schmitz Died at 71 (1930-2001)

Sargent Shriver is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Sargent Shriver Died at 96 (1915-2011)

Jeb Bush is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Jeb Bush age 64

William Levada is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members

Vince Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Vince Lombardi Died at 57 (1913-1970)

Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Mike Ditka age 77

Jerry Orbach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Jerry Orbach Died at 69 (1935-2004)

Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Babe Ruth Died at 53 (1895-1948)

Mike Rounds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Mike Rounds age 62

Floyd Patterson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Floyd Patterson Died at 71 (1935-2006)

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James J. Braddock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
James J. Braddock Died at 69 (1905-1974)

Hale Boggs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Hale Boggs Died at 58 (1914-1972)

Lenny Wilkens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Lenny Wilkens age 79

Rick Santorum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Rick Santorum age 58

Donald Wuerl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Donald Wuerl age 76

Raymond Flynn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Raymond Flynn age 77

Jaime Sin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Jaime Sin Died at 77 (1928-2005)

Mike Fitzpatrick is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members

Fulton J. Sheen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Fulton J. Sheen Died at 84 (1895-1979)

Lou Albano is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Lou Albano Died at 76 (1933-2009)

Daniel Daly is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Daniel Daly Died at 64 (1873-1937)

Samuel Alito is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Samuel Alito age 67

Phil Gingrey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Phil Gingrey age 74

Malcolm Wilson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Malcolm Wilson Died at 86 (1914-2000)

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Todd Rokita is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Todd Rokita age 45

Daniel DiNardo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members

Jeff Landry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Jeff Landry age 45

Gaudencio Rosales is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members

Nick Bruno is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Nick Bruno age 66

Al Smith is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Al Smith Died at 71 (1873-1944)

John McCormack is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
John McCormack Died at 61 (1884-1945)

Joe Manchin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Joe Manchin age 68

John Engler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
John Engler age 68

Hugh Carey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Hugh Carey Died at 92 (1919-2011)

Theodore Edgar McCarrick is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members

Felix Perez Camacho is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members

John Dingell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
John Dingell age 90

Andrew P. Harris is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members

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Joyce Kilmer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Joyce Kilmer Died at 32 (1886-1918)

Bob Dornan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Bob Dornan age 84

Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Ron Guidry age 66

Thomas J. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Thomas J. Kelly Died at 73 (1929-2002)

Bernard J. Dwyer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Bernard J. Dwyer Died at 77 (1921-1998)

Justin Francis Rigali is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members

J. Emile Verret is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
J. Emile Verret Died at 80 (1885-1965)