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Famous Scroll and Key Members 

Xavier Freeman
Updated October 30, 2018 10.7k views 33 items

List of Famous Scroll and Key Members ranked by fame and popularity. Yale is home to several secret societies and the Scroll and Key society has had its fair share of famous and influential members. In their junior year, members are selected based on their achievements in any field whether academic or personal. Who is the most famous Scroll and Key member? Check out this list to find out the ranking of famous Scroll and Key members.

Yale's Scroll and Key society was founded in 1842. Since then many notable figures have claimed membership. The composer Cole Porter attended Yale in 1909 and quickly became a Scroll and Key member. Porter wrote over 300 songs while attending the university. NBC anchor and former host of Dateline Stone Phillips is also a member of the secret society.

The Scroll and Key society have many traditions that are past down year after year. At the close of their sessions, members have been known to sing on the front steps of their hall. Members also sign their letters “yours in truth” and they hold annual events called “Z.S.”

What do you think of Yale's Scroll and Key society? Check out this list of members and share your thoughts in the comments section.
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John Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scroll and Key Members
Dec. at 79 (1921-2000) from Manhattan
Cole Porter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Scroll and Key Members
Dec. at 73 (1891-1964) from Peru
A. Bartlett Giamatti is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Scroll and Key Members
Dec. at 51 (1938-1989) from Boston
Cornelius Vanderbilt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scroll and Key Members
Dec. at 83 (1794-1877) from New York City
Fareed Zakaria is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Scroll and Key Members
Age 55 from Mumbai
Sargent Shriver is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Scroll and Key Members
Dec. at 96 (1915-2011) from Westminster
Carter Harrison, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Scroll and Key Members
Dec. at 68 (1825-1893) from Lexington
James Stillman Rockefell... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Scroll and Key Members
Dec. at 102 (1902-2004) from New York City
George Roy Hill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Scroll and Key Members
Dec. at 81 (1921-2002) from Minneapolis
Stone Phillips is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Scroll and Key Members
Age 64 from Texas City
Gideon Rose is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Scroll and Key Members
Cyrus Vance is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Scroll and Key Members
Dec. at 85 (1917-2002) from Clarksburg
Robert D. Orr is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Scroll and Key Members
Dec. at 87 (1917-2004) from Ann Arbor
Peter H. Dominick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Scroll and Key Members
Dec. at 66 (1915-1981) from Stamford
Robert R. McCormick is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Scroll and Key Members
Dec. at 75 (1880-1955) from Chicago
Philip Heymann is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Scroll and Key Members
Joseph Medill Patterson ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Scroll and Key Members
Dec. at 67 (1879-1946) from Chicago
John Franklin Enders is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Scroll and Key Members
Dec. at 88 (1897-1985) from West Hartford
Calvin Trillin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Scroll and Key Members
Age 83 from Kansas City
Joseph M. McCormick is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Scroll and Key Members
Dec. at 48 (1877-1925) from Chicago
Benjamin Spock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Scroll and Key Members
Dec. at 95 (1903-1998) from New Haven
Garry Trudeau is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Scroll and Key Members
Age 70 from New York City
Warren Zimmermann is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Scroll and Key Members
Dec. at 70 (1934-2004) from Philadelphia
Richardson Dilworth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Scroll and Key Members
Richardson Dilworth Dec. at 76 (1898-1974) from Pittsburgh
Frederick B. Dent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Scroll and Key Members
Frederick B. Dent Age 96 from Cape May