Owl Club (Harvard)
The Owl Club was founded in 1896 by Reginald Mansfield Johnson, Malcolm Scollay Greenough, Jr., Frazier Curtis, Preston Player, Charles Clifford Payson, Austen Fox Riggs, and Dudley Hall Bradlee, Jr. Originally established as a secret society, the Club held its meetings in Cambridge's Polo Club Alley before purchasing land on the corner of Holyoke Street and Holyoke Place in 1901.
In 1905, architect James Purdon of Purdon and Little drew up plans for the Georgian clubhouse, and on June 24 of that year the cornerstone of the present clubhouse was laid. The new building was formally opened on March 24, 1906, the tenth anniversary of the Club.
In 1916, it was voted to officially change the name from “Phi Delta Psi Club” to “Owl Club”. The club had become informally known as The Owl as an abbreviation of its Greek name, Ἀυλὸς χαὶ Ἔκπωμα.
- Robert Woods Bliss, American diplomat
- Edward B. Cole ' 02 — United States Marine Corps Major, expert on machine guns, casualty at the Battle of Belleau Wood
- Harry Elkins Widener '07 — Benefactor and namesake, Widener Library of Harvard University; casualty on the wreck of the RMS Titanic ocean liner.
- George Minot, '08 — Winner of the 1934 Nobel Prize in Medicine.
- Hanford MacNider, '11 - United States Army General and Diplomat.
- Bobby Jones, '24 — Amateur golfer and winner of the Grand Slam in 1930; Founder of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament.
- Theodore Roosevelt III, '36 - Grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt.
- Robert G. Stone, Jr., '45 — Former Chairman of the Harvard Corporation.
- J. William Middendorf, III, '47 — U.S. Secretary of the Navy under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford from 1974 to 1977; U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands and Organization of American States.
- Edward "Ted" Kennedy, '54 - '56—U.S. Senator from Massachusetts.
- Richard Darman, '64 - Senior Advisor to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
- Charles Hamlin, '70 - Member of 1968 US Olympic Crew Team.
- Ford M. Fraker, '71 - U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; President of the Middle East Policy Council.
- Hassan Nemazee, '72 - U.S. Ambassador to Argentina under President Bill Clinton; Iranian Banker.
- Thomas Mesereau, '73 - Trial Lawyer.
- David Weinberg, '74 - Member of 1976 US Olympic Crew Team.
- Richard Cashin, '75 - Member of 1976 US Olympic Crew Team.
- Christopher Wood, '75 - Member of 1976 US Olympic Crew Team.
- Alan Shealy, '75 - Member of 1976 US Olympic Crew Team.
- Charles Veley, '87 — World's most-traveled man.
- David Forst, '98 — Oakland Athletics General Manager.
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