Clubs Famous Knights of Columbus Members  

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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
Dec. at 46 (1917-1963)

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

John Boehner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
age 68

Steve Doocy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
age 61

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
Dec. at 71 (1930-2001)

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

Jeb Bush is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
age 65

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
Dec. at 57 (1913-1970)

Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
age 78

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

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

Mike Rounds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
age 63

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

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

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

Lenny Wilkens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
age 80

Rick Santorum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
age 59

Donald Wuerl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
age 77

Raymond Flynn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
age 78

Jaime Sin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Dec. 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
Dec. at 84 (1895-1979)

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

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

Samuel Alito is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
age 68

Phil Gingrey is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
age 75

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

Todd Rokita is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
age 48

Daniel DiNardo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Daniel DiNardo age 68

Jeff Landry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
age 47

Gaudencio Rosales is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Gaudencio Rosales age 85

Nick Bruno is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Nick Bruno age 67

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

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

Joe Manchin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
age 70

John Engler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
age 69

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

Theodore Edgar McCarrick is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Theodore Edgar McCarrick age 87

Felix Perez Camacho is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Felix Perez Camacho age 60

John Dingell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
age 91

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

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

Bob Dornan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
age 85

Ron Guidry is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
age 67

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

Bernard J. Dwyer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Knights of Columbus Members
Dec. 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 Dec. at 80 (1885-1965)