Prominent Boys State Graduates

 

AK Kevin Collier National Commander, Sons of The American Legion 2015- 16
AK Loren Leman Alaska Lt. Governor
AL E. C. “Sonny” Hornsby Former Chief Justice Alabama Supreme Court
AL Fob James Former Governor Alabama
AL Donald James CEO Vulcan Materials, Inc.
AL Robert Bentley Governor Alabama
AL Mike Warren CEO Energen
AL Don James CEO Vulcan Materials
AR William J. Clinton U.S. President, Arkansas Governor (Boys Nation)
AR Fred Akers Head Football Coach – WY, TX, Purdue
AR Mike Huckabee Former Arkansas Governor; FOX talk show host
AR David Pryor Former U.S. Senator
AR General Wesley Clark Retired General, U.S. Army
AR Keith Jackson All-Pro NFL tight end
AR Mike Beebe Governor Arkansas
AR Tom Cotton U.S. Congressman
AZ Bruce Babbitt Former Arizona Governor, Sec of Interior 1993-2001
AZ Ernest Calderon Chairman, Arizona Board of Regents
AZ Fred DuVal Clinton Advisor; Chief of Protocol
AZ Jim Shumway Arizona Secretary of State
AZ Jonathan Larkin Arizona House of Representatives
AZ Bill Gates Phoenix City Councilman
AZ Ken Bennett Former Arizona Secretary of State
CA Donal F. Logue Actor/Producer-best known for his early 2000s Fox sitcom:
Grounded for Life.  (Boys Nation President – 1983)
CA Gaddi Vasquez Director, US Peace Corps
CA John Perez Speaker, California Assembly
CA Peter Sims Award-winning author
CA Jonathan Shapiro Emmy Award Winny Producer/Writer “The Prctice”; “Boston Legal”; Blacklist” (Boys Nation President – 1980)
CA Andre Quintero Mayor of El Monte (Boys Nation)
CA Steven Ly Former Mayor of Rosemead
CA Ron Rivera Head Coach Carolina Panthers NFL
CA Jeff Pash General Counsel NFL
CO Brett Johnson Colorado State Deputy Treasurer
CO Mike Coffman U.S. Congressman
CO Ed Perlman U.S. Congressman
CO John Griego Veterans Constituent Advocate to Senator Michael Bennet
(Boys Nation)
CO Wayne Williams Colorado Secretary of State
CT Joseph Lieberman U.S. Senator (Boys Nation)
CT Bill O’Neill Former Governor of Connecticut
CT Chris Murphy U.S. Senator
DE Joseph R Biden III (Beau) DE Attorney General (Boys Nation)
DE Jeff Bullock Delaware Secretary of State
DE John DiLeuterio Chief of Staff (in state) Sen. Biden’s Office (Boys Nation)
FL Charlie Crist Former Florida Governor
FL Donald Tucker Former U.S. Ambassador to Dominican Republic
FL Lawton Chiles Former Florida Governor; U.S. Senator
FL Thomas Wetherell Former president Florida State University
FL Reubin Askew Former Florida Governor
FL Glenn Hubbard Former Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors
GA Sam Nunn Former U.S. Senator
GA Robert S. Turner Past Nat’l Commander – American Legion
GA Gyneth Waldron Originated “Dukes of Hazzard” TV/Movie Writer
GA Hines Ward MVP Super Bowl XL – Pittsburgh Steelers
GA Eric Berry Former NFL player
ID Mike Crapo U.S. Senator
ID Lou Dobbs TV anchor man
IL Roger Ebert Pulitzer Prize Winner – Movie Critic
IL Jim Peters Author – “Arlington National Cemetery”
IL Michael Flanagan Former U.S. Congressman
IL Steven Osusami Award winning ABC News correspondent
IN Richard Lugar Former U.S. Senator
IN Mitchell Daniels Former Governor; President Purdue University
IN Dale Barnett American Legion National Commander 2015-16
IA Charles Grassley U.S. Senator
IA Michael Johanns Former Secretary of Agriculture; Former Nebraska Governor
KS John Carlin Former Governor of Kansas; Nat’l Archivist
KS Delano Lewis Former Ambassador to South Africa
KS Ajit Pai FCC Commissioner
KS Derek Schmidt Kansas Attorney General
KS Josh Svaty Former Kansas Secretary of Agriculture
KS Steve Doocy Commentator “Fox and Friends” TV news show
KY Julian M. Carroll Former Governor of Kentucky
KY Joddy Richard Speaker of the House Kentucky House of Representatives
KY Tim Moore Kentucky House of Representatives
LA Edwin Edwards Former Louisiana Governor
LA James Carville Political consultant
LA John Breau U.S. Congressman
LA David Vitter U.S. Senator
LA Buddy Roemer Former Louisiana Governor
LA Ray Mabus Former Mississippi Governor; Secretary of the Navy
MA Michael Dukakis MA Governor/Presidential Candidate
MA Dan Duquette GM Baltimore Orioles MLB
MA Mike Hazen GM Boston Red Sox MLB
MD Dilip Paliath Governor’s Legislative Assistant
MD Sean Fahey Rhodes Scholar, U.S. Naval Academy
MD Lt. Cdr. Patrick McClanahan White House Fellow
ME John Balducci U.S. Congressman; Former Governor (ME)
ME John McKernan U.S. Congressman; Former Governor (ME)
MI Peter McPherson President, Michigan State University
MI Charles Pope Michigan District Court Judge
MI Dr. Grant Comer Retina Eye Surgeon
MI Dr. Owen Pertman Traumatic Brain Injury Specialist
MS Trent Lott U.S. Senator
MO Scott Bakula Actor
MO Matt Blunt Former Governor of Missouri
MO Rush Limbaugh Journalist, Author
MO Stan Kroenke Owner of professional sports teams
MO David Koechner Actor
MO Bob Kustra President, Boise State University
MO Robert Holden Former Governor of Missouri
MO Ted Kulongoski Governor of Oregon
MO Scott Murphy U.S. Congressman – D- NY 20th Dist. – (Boys Nation)
MO Jim Bohannon Radio Personality
MO Thomas Plaskett Former President of American Airlines, Continental Airlines, and Pan Am Airlines
MT Max Baucus U.S. Senator/U.S. Ambassador to China (Boys Nation)
MT Steve Bullock Governor Montana (Boys Nation)
MT Steve Daines U.S. Congressman
MT Ryan Zinke U.S. House of Representatives
ND Phil Jackson Coach of NBA Chicago and LA teams
ND John Hoeven Former North Dakota Governor; U.S. Senator
ND Drew Wrigley Lt. Governor, North Dakota
ND Joel Heitkamp Radio talk show personality
ND Jim Ramstad Former U.S. Congressman
NE MG Roger Lempke Adjutant General, Mil. Dept. of Nebraska
NE Dave Heineman Lt. Governor of Nebraska
NE Jon Bruning Nebraska Attorney General
NE Ben Nelson U.S. Senator; Former Governor of Nebraska
NE Dr. Ben Sasse President, Midland University
NC James Hunt Former Governor of North Carolina
NC Michael Jordan Professional Athlete
NC James Martin Governor of North Carolina
NC Richard Riley NC Governor/Secretary of Education
NJ Robert Menendez U.S. Senator
NJ Christopher Christie Governor, New Jersey (Boys Nation)
NJ Samuel Alito Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
NJ Rob Andrews Member of House of Representatives
NJ Jon Bon Jovi Rock Star
NJ James Bracchitta Actor
NJ James Gandolfini Actor
NJ Bruce Springsteen Professional musician
NJ Leonard Vance U.S. Congressman – New Jersey
NJ Cory Booker U.S. Senator
NJ Aneesh Chopra First U.S. Chief Technology Officer (Boys Nation)
NY George Pataki Former Governor of New York
NY Dr. Nick Sallese Renowned Professor at St. John’s Univ.
NY Frank Patience Secretary of the New York Senate
NY David Valesky New York State Senator
OH Neil Armstrong NASA Astronaut – First to walk on the moon
OH Michael Oxley U.S. Congressman – Ohio
OH Thomas Moyer Chief Justice – Ohio Supreme Court
OH Lt. Col. Carl Walz NASA Astronaut
OH Col. Terence Henricks NASA Astronaut
OH Dr. Michael Gearnhart NASA Astronaut
OH Paul Gilmore U.S. Congressman – Ohio
OH Randy Gradishar Former NFL linebacker – Denver Broncos; member College Football Hall of Fame
OH Joe Johns Reporter – CNN
OH Col. Gregory Johnson NASA Astronaut
OH Greg Lashutka Former Mayor, Columbus, Ohio
OH Major David Moreland U.S. Air Force Major.  Three year tour as Maintenance
Officer of the Air force “Thunderbirds”.  Recently appointed as the Aide-De-Camp for the SAF Chief of Staff with the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon.
OH Larry Smith College Football Coach – Tulane, Arizona, USC, Missouri
OH Darrin Blackford U.S. Secret Service Agent.  Member of the Presidential Protection details for Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush.
OH Richard Cordray Former Ohio State Treasurer and Attorney General. Former contestant on the television show “Jeopardy”
OH Roger Ailes Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FOX News
Channel
OH Chris Workman Executive Goldman Sachs (Boys Nation President 1989)
OH Alan Penn President – Kiwanis International 2011 – 2012
OH William Batchelder Speaker of the House – Ohio House of Representatives
OH Clarence Hill American Legion National Commander 2009 – 2010
OH Jon Waters Director – Ohio State University Marching Band
OH Paul Pride Colonel/Superintendent Ohio State Highway Patrol
OH Tim Gorrell Director Ohio Department of Veterans Affairs
OH Randy Cole Executive Director Ohio Turnpike Commission
OH Hugh Hewitt National syndicated radio talk show host “Hugh Hewitt Show”
OH Jimmy “Jimmy Jam”
Shaheen
National syndicated radio talk show host “Dave and Jimmy
Show”
OH Hon. Michael Newman United States Magistrate Judge; President, Federal Bar Association
OK Gene Stephenson Former head baseball coach Wichita State University
PA Admiral Jonathan Greeenert Former Chief of Naval Operations
PA Nick Troiano Politician
OR Phil Keisling Oregon Secretary of State
SC Craig Melvin Anchor – MSNBC
SC Richard Riley Former Gov and Sec of Educ. (Clinton)
SC Joe Riley Mayor of Charleston, SC
SC Vonnie Holiday NFL Player (Packers and Broncos)
SC Tim Scott U.S. Senator
SC Joel Smith Former CEO – Bank of America
SC Ryan McGee Commentator/Writer ESPN the Magazine
SC Corey Chavis Former NFL player/current TV analyst
SC Richard Gergel U.S. District Court Judge – South Carolina
SD Tom Brokaw NBC News Anchor
SD Col. Charles Gemar Astronaut
SD Al Neuharth Founder of USA Today
SD Larry Pressler Former U.S. Senator
SD Tom Daschle Former Senate Minority Leader
SD John Thune U.S. Senator
TN Lamar Alexander Former Governor and U.S. Senator
TX Alan Keyes Presidential Candidate; talk show host
TX Scott Scarborough President, University of Akron
TX Derek Eagleton Senior Director of Media and Programming, Dallas Cowboys
TX Michael Dudley Live announcer of Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush;
Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall
TX Pete Olsen U.S. Congressman
TX Patrick Rose 3-term Texas House of Representative
TX Dan Gattis 3-term Texas House of Representative
TX Gray Miller U.S. District Court Judge (Texas Boys State Governor and Boys Nation President)
UT Mike Lee U.S. Senator (Boys Nation)
UT David Barlow U.S. Attorney – District of Utah (Boys Nation)
VA Carroll Dale Former NFL Player – Superbowl
VA Angus King U.S. Senator (ME); Former Governor (ME)
WA Randy Revelle Former Lt. Gov. of Washington
WI Robert G. Froehlke Former Secretary of the Army
WI Donald G. Iselin Rear Admiral, United States Navy
WI James Scott McCallum Former Governor Wisconsin
WI Thomas E. Petri U.S. Congressman – Wisconsin
WI Scott Walker Governor, Wisconsin (Boys Nation)
WI Martin J. Schrieber Former Governor Wisconsin
WI William Steiger US Congressman
WI Dan Travanti Actor
WI Al Jarreau Award Winning Singer and Entertainer
WI James Santelle U.S. Attorney – Southeast Wisconsin
WI Dick Bennett College Basketball Coach
WI Brad Smith President of Microsoft & their Chief Legal Counsel
WV Bob Wise Former U.S. Congressman and Governor of WV
WV Nick Saban Head football coach University of Alabama
WY Richard Cheney U.S. Vice President/Congressman