Posted by Bob Delavan on Jan 13, 2020
When considering individuals as potential Rotarians we sometimes think that they might be too busy, too famous, or too important to become a Rotarian.  Here are some names from the list of 400 famous Rotarians.  For the complete list, click on 400 FAMOUS ROTARIANS.
 
BUSINESS LEADERS
Raymond F. Firestone   Rotary Club of Akron, OH   Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Firestone Tire and Rubber Co.
Joyce C. Hall   Rotary Club of Kansas City, MO   Founder of Hallmark Cards
Dr. Charles H. Mayo   Rotary Club of Rochester, MN   Co-founder of Mayo Clinic
J.C. Penney   Rotary Club of New York, NY   Founder of J.C. Penney stores
The 'Colonel' Harland Sanders   Rotary Club of Jeffersonville, ID   Founder, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)
Charles R. Walgreen, Jr.   Rotary Club of Chicago, IL   Chairman of the board of the Walgreen Drug Company
Sam Walton   Rotary Club of Bentonville, AK   Founder of Wal-Mart
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EXPLORERS
Neil Armstrong   Rotary Club of Wapakoneta, OH   Astronaut & first man to walk on the moon
Frank Borman   Rotary Club of Space Center, Houston, TX   U.S. astronaut
Gordon Cooper   Rotary Club of Space Center,  Houston, TX   U.S. astronaut
Charles Lindberg   Rotary Club of Edinburgh   American aviator
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INVENTORS
Thomas A. Edison   Rotary Club of Orange, NJ   Inventor
Orville Wright   Rotary Club of Dayton, OH   Co-inventor of the first successful airplane
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LEADERS
Diane Feinstein   Rotary Club of San Francisco, CA   U.S. Senator
Gerald R. Ford   Rotary Club of Grand Rapids, MI   President, USA
J. William Fulbright   Rotary Club of Fayetteville, AR   U.S. Senator from Arkansas
Warren G. Harding   Rotary Club of Washington, DC   President, USA
John F. Kennedy   Rotary Club of Hyannis, MA   President, USA
Franklin D. Roosevelt   Rotary Club of Albany, NY   President, USA
Adlai E. Stevenson   Rotary Club of Springfield, IL   U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Governor of Illinois
Woodrow Wilson   Rotary Club of Birmingham, AL   President, USA & Nobel Prize laureate in peace
JUSTICES
Harry A. Blackmun   Rotary Club of Rochester, MN   U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Earl Warren   Rotary Club of Sacramento, CA   Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
Byron R. White   Rotary Club of Denver, CO   U.S. Supreme Court Justice
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ARTISTS, COMPOSERS, AND AUTHORS
Cecil B. De Mille   Rotary Club of Hollywood, CA   motion picture director
Walt Disney   Rotary Club of Palm Springs, CA   Animation filmmaker
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OTHER
Pope Francis   Rotary Club of Buenos Aires   Pope
Connie Mack   Rotary Club of Fort Myers, FL   Baseball Hall of Fame manager and team owner
Emmanuel "Manny" Dapidran Pacquiao   Rotary Club of Manila, Philippines   World champion professional boxer & politician
Luciano Pavarotti   Rotary Club of Modena   Italian opera singer