List of Knights of Columbus

The following is a list of notable living and deceased members of the Knights of Columbus, the world's largest Catholic family, fraternal, and service organization.

Supreme officers

Supreme Knight[1] Term began Term ended Deputy Supreme Knight[1] DSK Term Supreme Chaplain[1] SC Term
1 James T. Mullen James T. Mullen February 2, 1882 May 17, 1886 John T. Kerrigan[2] 1882 to 1884 Rev. Patrick P. Lawlor 1882 to 1884
John F. Dowling[3] 1884 to 1886 Rev. Michael J. McGivney[3] 1884 to 1890
2 John J. Phelan[4] John J. Phelan May 17, 1886 March 2, 1897 William Hassett[4] 1886 to 1887
James C. Roach 1887 to 1895
Rev. Hugh Treanor 1891 to 1899
James E. Hayes 1895 to 1897
3 James E. Hayes James E. Hayes March 2, 1897 February 8, 1898 John J. Cone[5] 1897 to 1898
4 John J. Cone John J. Cone March 2, 1898 March 31, 1899 Vacant
5 Edward L. Hearn Edward L. Hearn April 1, 1899 August 31, 1909 John W. Hogan[6][7] April 1, 1899 to June 3, 1903 Rev. Garrett J. Barry 1899 to 1901
Rev. Patrick J. McGivney[8][9] 1901 to 1928
Patrick L. McArdle[7][10] June 3, 1903[7] to 1905
James A. Flaherty[11] 1905 to 1909
6 James A. Flaherty[9][12] James A. Flaherty September 1, 1909 August 31, 1927 Martin H. Carmody[9] 1909 to 1927
7 Martin H. Carmody[9][13] September 1, 1927 August 31, 1939 John F. Martin[9][14] 1927 to 1933
Rev. John J. McGivney[9][14] 1928 to 1939
Francis P. Matthews[13] 1933 to 1939
8 Francis P. Matthews[14] Francis P. Matthews September 2, 1939 October 14, 1945 John E. Swift 1939 to 1945 Rev. Leo M. Finn[14][15] 1939 to 1960
9 John E. Swift[16][17] October 24, 1945 August 31, 1953 Timothy P. Galvin 1945 to 1949
William J. Mulligan[17][18] 1949 to 1960
10 Luke E. Hart KennedyHart September 1, 1953 February 19, 1964
John W. McDevitt[18][19] 1960 to 1964 Bishop Charles P. Greco[20][15] 1961 to January 20, 1987
11 John W. McDevitt February 22, 1964 January 21, 1977 John H. Griffin, MD[19][21] 1964 to 1966
Charles J. Ducey[22][23] 1966 to April 1976
Ernest J. Wolff[23] 1976 to 1977
12 Virgil C. Dechant January 21, 1977 September 30, 2000 Frederick H. Pelletier[23][24] 1977 to 1981
John M. Murphy 1981 to 1984
Ellis D. Flinn[25] 1984 to February 1, 1997
Bishop Thomas V. Daily[26] February 13, 1987 to April 1, 2005
Robert F. Wade[27] April 1, 1997 to September 30, 2000
13 Carl A. Anderson Carl A. Anderson October 1, 2000 Present Jean B. Migneault[28] October 1, 2000 to October 27, 2006
Archbishop William E. Lori[29] April 2, 2005 to Present
Dennis A. Savoie[30][31] October 27, 2006 to December 2013
Logan T. Ludwig[32] December 12, 2013 to December 16, 2016
Patrick E. Kelly[32] January 1, 2017 to present

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George A. Bartlett House

The George A. Bartlett House, also known as the Old Knights of Columbus Hall, is a Shingle style house in Tonopah, Nevada, United States. The Shingle style is more commonly found in the northeastern United States, and is almost unknown in Nevada. The house stands on a height on Mount Brougher overlooking the town. The house was built by George A. Bartlett, later a U.S. Congressman, who lost the house in the Panic of 1907. The shingled house is set on a rubblestone foundation and features an asymmetrical plan, typical of the style. The house was used as a Knights of Columbus Hall, then abandoned. Renovation began in 2008 to restore the house for use as a bed and breakfast.The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.

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John W. Griffin (politician)

John William Griffin (June 9, 1927 – March 23, 2006) was an Ohio farmer and a perennial candidate for various local, state, and federal offices in Ohio. While he lost far more political races than he won, at the time of his death he was a duly-elected member of the Ohio State Board of Education. A resident of Miami Township in south central Montgomery County, Ohio between Miamisburg and Germantown, he irritated party and education officials with his bids for office and had been the subject of scathing articles in the Dayton press.

Griffin was the son of Francis and Genevieve (Stenger) Griffin. He graduated from Jefferson Township High School and attended the University of Dayton. Griffin was a Roman Catholic and a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Griffin won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Representative from Ohio's Eighth Congressional District in 1976, 1980, and 1982, each time losing to Republican incumbent Tom Kindness. In 1978, Griffin ran for Congress again, winning the Democratic nomination to challenge incumbent Republican Tennyson Guyer in the Fourth District. He was again unsuccessful.

Griffin ran again in the Eighth District in 1986 and 1988, both times losing to Kindness's successor Donald "Buz" Lukens. (Rather than seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, Kindness had sought election to the U.S. Senate in 1986.) In 1998, Griffin again won the Democratic nomination in the Eighth District, defeating the Democratic party's endorsed candidate, but lost in the general election to Lukens's successor John Boehner. He sought the Democratic nomination in 2000 to challenge Boehner again, but lost the primary to John G. Parks – 15,924 (53 percent) for Parks, 14,126 (47 percent) for Griffin.

In 1976, Griffin ran as an alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention, pledged to U.S. Rep. Morris K. Udall (D-Arizona) for President. Griffin was an elected member of the Ohio Democratic Party's State Central Committee for two decades, losing his seat in the mid-1990s. He unsuccessfully sought re-election to the committee in 1998 and 2000.

In 1990, he ran simultaneously for the Ohio House of Representatives from the 73rd district and the Ohio State Board of Education from the Eighth District, losing both races. Griffin was elected in 1992 to the Ohio State Board of Education, defeating three-term incumbent Chester A. Roush in the Third District for a two-year term. Griffin finished second to Diana M. Fessler in a six-candidate field in 1994 when he ran for a full four-year term. He moved to Minster, in northern Ohio, in 1996 to run against Virginia E. Jacobs for the First District seat on the Ohio State Board of Education and lost. In 1997, 1999, and 2001, he ran for the Board of Education of the Miamisburg City School District in Montgomery County and came in last all three times. In 2001, he was last in a field of six, receiving 993 votes (9.135%). In 1998, he again ran against Fessler in the Third District and again lost. Griffin campaigned against school vouchers and for reform of school funding in Ohio.

In 2002, Griffin again sought a seat on the State Board of Education. The Dayton Daily News that year ran a series of scathing pieces about Griffin's behavior during his first term on the state board and his tax problems. Dennis Lieberman, chairman of the Montgomery County Democratic Party, stated "He has constantly been an embarrassment to our whole community." Nevertheless, Griffin unseated Third District incumbent Carl Wick to return to the State Board of Education. Immediately after the election, party leaders in Dayton vowed they would try to remove him from office and the Daily News ran more scathing opinions – one writer called him a "rat" – but Griffin served on the board until his death. "I am so disillusioned with our electorate," Lieberman said after Griffin's election.

Griffin died at Middletown Regional Hospital in Middletown, Ohio at age 78. "He was an advocate for children, and his work on the state board of education reflected his desire to see all Ohio students succeed in the classroom," said J.C. Benton of the Ohio Department of Education upon the occasion of Griffin's death.

Knights of Columbus

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal service organization. Founded by Michael J. McGivney in New Haven, Connecticut, in 1882, it was named in honor of the explorer Christopher Columbus. Originally serving as a mutual benefit society to working-class and immigrant Catholics in the United States, it developed into a fraternal benefit society dedicated to providing charitable services, including war and disaster relief, actively defending Catholicism in various nations, and promoting Catholic education. The Knights also support the Catholic Church's positions on public policy issues, including various political causes, and are participants in the new evangelization. The current Supreme Knight is Carl A. Anderson.

As of 2018, there are 1,967,585 members around the world. Membership is limited to practicing Catholic men aged 18 or older. The order consists of four different degrees, each exemplifying a different principle of the order. The nearly 15,000 councils, including over 300 on college campuses, are chartered in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Philippines, and around the world. The Knights' official junior organization, the Columbian Squires, has more than 5,000 circles, and the order's patriotic arm, the Fourth Degree, has more than 2,500 assemblies.Pope John Paul II referred to the order as the "strong right arm of the Church" for their support of the church, as well as for their philanthropic and charitable efforts. In 2018, The Knights gave US$185,682,989 million directly to charity and performed over 75,640,244 million man-hours of voluntary service.The Knights are also well known for their insurance program with more than 2 million insurance contracts, totaling more than US$100 billion of life insurance in force. This is backed by $21 billion in assets as of 2014. This places it on the Fortune 1000 list. The order also owns the Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors, a money management firm that invests in accordance with Catholic social teachings.

Knights of Columbus-Indiana Club

Knights of Columbus-Indiana Club is a historic Knights of Columbus building located at South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana. It was built in 1924, and is a three-story, Renaissance Revival style brick and terra cotta building. The building features round arched windows with radiating voussoirs of brick and terra cotta.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

Knights of Columbus Building

Knights of Columbus Building or Knights of Columbus Hall may refer to:

Knights of Columbus Building (New Haven, Connecticut)

Knights of Columbus Building (Gary, Indiana), NRHP-listed in Lake County

Knights of Columbus-Indiana Club, South Bend, Indiana, NRHP-listed

Knights of Columbus Hall (Pascagoula, Mississippi), designated a Mississippi Landmark

George A. Bartlett House, also known as Old Knights of Columbus Hall, NRHP-listed in Tonopah, Nevada

Knights of Columbus Building (Portland, Oregon), NRHP-listed in Multnomah County

Knights of Columbus Building (Gary, Indiana)

The Knights of Columbus Building is a historic building located at Gary, Indiana. It was built in 1925, and is a ten-story brick building that has served as a hotel, a clubhouse, a restaurant, and a sport facility.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

Knights of Columbus Building (New Haven, Connecticut)

The Knights of Columbus Building, in Downtown New Haven, Connecticut, is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic fraternal service organization, the Knights of Columbus. Also known as the Knights of Columbus Tower or The Knights' Tower, the building was designed by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates and finished in 1969. This 23-story modern style reinforced concrete building, at 320 feet (98 meters) tall, is the third-tallest building in the city's skyline.

The Knights' Tower serves as the international headquarters for the Knights of Columbus and is home to the Supreme Council. Led by the Supreme Knight, the Chief Executive Officer of the Knights, the building provides administrative support and leadership for more than 15,000 councils worldwide. The cylindrical towers at the corners give the structure a simple geometric form and represent the four core principles of the Order: Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism.The building was built at 1 Columbus Plaza next to the New Haven Coliseum (razed in 2007), designed by the same firm.

List of Knights of Columbus buildings

This is a list of notable buildings of the Knights of Columbus, a Roman Catholic fraternal service organization founded in 1881 in New Haven, Connecticut.

in Canada

James Cooper House, Toronto, which served as a Knights of Columbus meetinghall from 1910 to 2005

A fire at the Knights of Columbus Hall in St John's, Newfoundland kills 99 on December 12, 1942 (see 1942 in Canada).in the PhilippinesKnights of Columbus Building (Manila)

Knights of Columbus Building (Cagayan de Oro City)in the United States(by state then city or town)

List of traditional gentlemen's and working men's club buildings

This is a list of notable buildings that have housed traditional gentlemen's clubs or working men's clubs. These are individual buildings that are listed on a historic register or have other significance. The focus of this list is on buildings, not on the clubs themselves.

in EnglandOf 25 gentlemen's clubs in London, many are ensconced in historic, dedicated buildings, including:

Boodle's building at 28 St. James's Street, its home since 1782

Athenaeum Club building at 107 Pall Mall since 1830 or before

Houldsworth Working Men's Club, Manchester, a Grade II listed building

Dial House, Sheffield, location of former Dial House Working Men's Clubin the United StatesMany traditional gentlemen's clubs in the United States are situated in notable historic buildings, a number of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Tallulah Men's Club Building, Tallulah, LA, NRHP-listed

West End Wheelmen's Club, Wilkes-Barre, PA, built 1897, NRHP-listed. Shingle Style, with a wraparound porch and porte cochere, built in .

Issaquah Sportsmen's Club, Issaquah, WA, NRHP-listed

Cincinnati Gymnasium and Athletic Club, Cincinnati, Ohio, NRHP-listed

Denver Athletic Club, Denver, CO, NRHP-listed

Elks Athletic Club, Louisville KY, NRHP-listed

Midwest Athletic Club, Chicago, IL, NRHP-listed

Missouri Athletic Club Building, St. Louis, MO, NRHP-listed

Union Pacific Athletic Club, Laramie, WY, NRHP-listed

Southside Sportsmens Club District, Great River, NY, NRHP-listed

Lists of Catholics

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with approximately 1.3 billion baptised Catholics worldwide, as of 2016.

Reggie Dupre

Reginald Paul Dupre (pronounced du-PRAY) was born 1957 in Bourg, Louisiana, to Alida D. Naquin and Reggie Dupre Sr. Effective 2009 July 1, Reggie Dupre became director of levees for Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana.At the time of his selection by the Levee Board, Reggie Dupre was a Democratic state senator for District 20 (Houma area), to which he was first elected in a special election in February 2001. He submitted his resignation on June 2, 2009 to state senate president Joel Chaisson, to take effect at close of business on June 30.Dupre is a former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for House District 53, to which seat he was first elected in 1999.Dupre is a 1976 honor graduate of South Terrebonne High School. He completed a B.A. in political science from Louisiana State University in 1979 and worked for 5 years in the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Department, receiving a Certificate from the Police Training Academy at Nicholls State University in 1981. He received a juris doctor from the Loyola University New Orleans School of Law in 1995 and entered the practice of law. Dupre is married and has three grown children and, as of 2009, two grandchildren. He is a parishioner of Saint Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church and a 3rd Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus (Council 8616). He belongs to the Montegut and Bourg volunteer fire departments. Dupre is also in the supermarket business as owner of the independent Bourg Supermarket in Bourg, Louisiana.Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal called a Louisiana Senate District 20 special election for 2009 July 10 to choose Dupre's successor.

Rob Nicholson

Robert Douglas "Rob" Nicholson (born April 29, 1952) is a member of the House of Commons of Canada, representing the riding of Niagara Falls for the Conservative Party. He previously served as Minister of National Defence, Minister of Justice, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons. He is currently the Justice Critic in the Official Opposition shadow cabinet.

St. Mary's Church (New Haven, Connecticut)

The Church of St. Mary, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, is the parish church of the second oldest Roman Catholic parish in Connecticut. The parish was established in 1832 and is located near Yale University. The Knights of Columbus was founded here in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney, who was then the church's assistant pastor. The church is currently run by friars of the Dominican Order.

Tom Galligan (mayor)

Thomas R. "Tom" Galligan (born August 6, 1946) is a former three-term mayor of Jeffersonville, Indiana, United States, serving from 1996 to 2003 and again from 2008 to 2011. Galligan succeeded incumbent Raymond Parker Jr. in the 1995 mayoral election and was unseated by challenger, Rob Waiz, during the 2003 election. Galligan defeated Waiz during the 2007 election and was defeated by Clark County Commissioner, Mike Moore, during the 2011 election.

Tom Kelly (baseball)

Jay Thomas Kelly (born August 15, 1950) is the former manager of the Minnesota Twins baseball team from 1986 to 2001. Currently, he serves as a Special Assistant to the General Manager for the Twins.

Kelly was born in Graceville, Minnesota and grew up in Sayreville, New Jersey, attending St. Mary's High School in nearby South Amboy.

Vince Lombardi

Vincent Thomas Lombardi (June 11, 1913 – September 3, 1970) was an American football player, coach, and executive in the National Football League (NFL). He is best known as the head coach of the Green Bay Packers during the 1960s, where he led the team to three straight and five total NFL Championships in seven years, in addition to winning the first two Super Bowls at the conclusion of the 1966 and 1967 NFL seasons. Following his sudden death from cancer in 1970, the NFL Super Bowl trophy was named in his honor. He was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971, the year after his death. Lombardi is considered by many to be the greatest coach in football history, and he is more significantly recognized as one of the greatest coaches and leaders in the history of any American sport.Lombardi began his coaching career as an assistant and later as a head coach at St. Cecilia High School in Englewood, New Jersey. He was an assistant coach at Fordham, at the United States Military Academy, and with the New York Giants before becoming a head coach for the Green Bay Packers from 1959 to 1967 and the Washington Redskins in 1969. He never had a losing season as a head coach in the NFL, compiling a regular season winning percentage of 72.8% (96–34–6), and 90% (9–1) in the postseason for an overall record of 105 wins, 35 losses, and 6 ties in the NFL.

Vincent B. Murphy

Vincent Bernard Murphy (January 4, 1888 in Rochester, Monroe County, New York – February 25, 1956 in Washington, D.C.) was an American politician from New York.

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