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Notable Omega Men

Military

• Bro. (Colonel, USA) Charles Young.
• Bro. (General) William “Kip” Ward.
• Bro. (Major General, USA ret.) Mathew A. Zimmerman.  First Black Chief of Chaplains, US Army.
• Bro. (Major General, USA) Abraham Turner.
• Bro. (Major General, USMC ret.) Charles Bolden – Astronaut, graduate of the United States Naval Academy (pilot).
• Bro. (Lieutenant Colonel, USAF) Guion Bluford – First African-American in Space. He boarded the Space Shuttle “Challenger” in 1983 and performed the first “spacelab mission” on the Orbiter Challenger.

The Arts

• Bro. William “Count” Basie – Internationally known pianist, composer, arranger, and band leader.
• Bro. Sterling Brown – Teacher, poet, writer, Professor Emeritus of Literature at Howard University, has a special foundation for folk culture and jazz music.
• Bro. Carl Rowan – Syndicated columnist.
• Bro. Joe Torry – Comedian, actor
• Bro. Ricky Smiley – Comedian, actor.
• Bro. Steve Harvey – Comedian, actor.

Athletics
• Bro. De Hart Hubbart – A University of Michigan sprinter; was the first Black person to represent the United States in the Olympic Games (1924).
• Bro. Ed “Too Tall” Jones – Outstanding player with the Dallas Cowboys
• Bro. Joe Black – An all-time great Brooklyn Dodger baseball pitcher. In 1952, he had the lowest earned-run average in the Major Leagues.
• Bro. Charlie Ward – Heisman Trohy winner and NY Knicks guard.
• Bro. Steve “Air” McNair – Outstanding quarterback with the Tennessee Titans.
• Bro. Shaquille O’Neal – Star center with the Los Angeles Lakers.
• Bro. Jerry Ball – Player with the Oakland Raiders.
• Bro. Cedric Maxwell – Outstanding professional basketball player with the Boston Celtics and other teams.
• Bro. Leroy Walker – A U.S. Olympic coach (sprinters) for many years.
• Bro. John Salley – Won NBA Championships with the Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls
• Bro. Keith Jackson – Outstanding football player with the Miami Dolphins.
• Bro. Mark Duper – Another fantastic Miami Dolphins player.
• Bro. William Floyd – Fullback for the Charlotte Panthers
• Bro. Earl “The Pearl” Monroe – Former Outstanding NBA Guard

Business
• Bro. Gillard S. Glover – President, Afro-American Life Insurance Company.
• Bro. Thurman McKenzie – Co-owner of M and M Products (Sta Soft Fro).
• Bro. Otis M. Smith – General Counsel, General Motors Corporation.
• Bro. Nathaniel Bronner – Co-owner of Bronner Brothers Beauty Supplies.
• Bro. Jesse Hill – President of Atlanta Life Insurance Company.
• Bro. William Kennedy III – President of North Carolina Mutual Insurance Company.

• Bro. Earl Graves, President and CEO of Black Enterprise Magazine

Civil Rights
• Bro. Grant Reynolds – Played a major role in President Truman’s 1948 decision to desegregate the United States Armed Forces.
• Bro. James Nabrit – Former Dean of Howard University Law School and former president of Howard University. A leader in the training of the early Civil Rights lawyers.
• Bro. Wiley Branton – Attorney of the “Little Rock Nine” and former Dean of Howard University School of Law.
• Bro. Roy Wilkins – Long-time Executive Director of the NAACP.
• Bro. Benjamin Hooks – Succeeded Bro. Roy Wilkins as Executive Director of the NAACP, the most effective of all civil rights organizations.
• Bro. Khalid Muhammad

Education
• Bro. Benjamin E. Mays – President Emeritus of Morehouse College, writer and lecturer.
• Bro. Herman Dreer – Teacher, minister, writer, and author of The History of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., 1911-1961.

Politics
• Bro. Lawrence Douglas Wilder – Became Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1990. He also received the Bronze Star for his military heroics in the Korean War.
• Bro. William Hastie – First Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
• Bro. George L.P. Weaver – Former U.S. Secretary of Labor.
• Bro. Vernon Jordan
• Bro. Robert C. Weaver – First African American to serve on the Presidential Cabinet when he became Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in 1966 under President Franklin Roosevelt.
• Bro. Clifford L. Alexander, Jr. – Secretary, Department of the Army.
• Bro. Rev. Jesse Jackson – Candidate for the United States Presidency in 1984 and 1988.

Science
• Bro. Dr. Ernest Everett Just – Internationally known biologist and professor at Howard University.
• Bro. Dr. Charles Drew – Perfected the use of blood plasma; Professor of Surgery at Howard University.
• Bro. Percy Julian – Discovered the use of foam to extinguish fires and discovered a method of producing cortisone synthetically.
• Bro. Dr. Fred Drew Gregory – Astronaut, graduate of the United States Air Force Academy (pilot).
• Bro. Dr. Ronald E. McNair – Astronaut, graduate of M.I.T., Ph.D. in Physics (civilian).

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