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Famous Knights of Columbus Members 

Xavier Freeman
Updated June 14, 2019 38.4k views 91 items

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
Dec. at 46 (1917-1963) from USA, Massachussetts, Brookline
Ted Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Dec. at 77 (1932-2009) from Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
John Boehner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Age 69 from Reading, Ohio, USA
Steve Doocy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Age 62 from Algona, Iowa, United States of America
Eduardo Verástegu... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Age 44 from Xicoténcatl, Tamaulipas
John G. Schmitz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Dec. at 71 (1930-2001) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
Sargent Shriver is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Dec. at 96 (1915-2011) from Westminster, Maryland, United States of America
Jeb Bush is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Age 66 from Midland, Texas, USA
William Levada is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Age 82 from Long Beach, California
Vince Lombardi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Dec. at 57 (1913-1970) from New York City, New York, United States of America
Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Age 79 from Carnegie, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Jerry Orbach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Dec. at 69 (1935-2004) from New York City, New York, United States of America
Babe Ruth is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Dec. at 53 (1895-1948) from Pigtown, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Mike Rounds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Age 64 from Huron, South Dakota, United States of America
Floyd Patterson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Dec. at 71 (1935-2006) from Waco, North Carolina, United States of America
James J. Braddock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
James J. Braddock Dec. at 69 (1905-1974) from New York City, New York, United States of America
Hale Boggs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Dec. at 58 (1914-1972) from Long Beach, Mississippi, United States of America
Lenny Wilkens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Age 81 from New York City, New York
Rick Santorum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Age 60 from Virginia, United States of America
Donald Wuerl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Age 78 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Raymond Flynn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Age 79 from South Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Jaime Sin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Dec. at 77 (1928-2005) from New Washington, Philippines
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
Dec. at 84 (1895-1979) from El Paso, Illinois, United States of America
Lou Albano is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Lou Albano Dec. at 76 (1933-2009) from Rome, Italy