Famous Toastmasters

We’re in Good Company

You’ll be hard pressed to find an occupation that cannot be enhanced by the skills learned in Toastmasters. Many well-known people from various fields have been Toastmasters including:

Famous Toastmasters
Carl Albert Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1971-77)
Tim Allen Actor and Comedian
William Bennett Former Premier of British Columbia, Canada
Everett Alvarez American POW – Vietnam War; Former Deputy Director of the Peace Corps and Veterans Admin
James Brady Two-term Press Secretary for U.S. President Ronald Reagan; Author of the Brady Bill
Nancy Brinker Founder of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; Former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary
Peter Coors Chairman of Coors Brewing Company
Ben Couch Late Former Member of Parliament, New Zealand
Philip Crosby Quality Expert and Leader of the Quality Movement
Carl Dixon Rock Musician, Former Lead Singer for The Guess Who
Mark Eaton Former ALL Star Center for the NBA’s Utah Jazz
Robert Emory Founder, Emory Worldwide Courier Service
Debbi Fields Rose Founder, Mrs. Fields Cookies
Anita Perez Ferguson Former President, U.S. Natl. Women’s Political Caucus; Princeton Lecturer & NPR Contributor
Steve Fraser 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist in Greco-Roman Wrestling; Dir. of Sports Marketing for Domino’s Pizza
Napoleon Hill Best-selling Author of “Think and Grow Rich”; Presidential Advisor
Tara Dawn Holland Miss America, 1997
K.C. Jones Former Basketball Coach for NBA’s Boston Celtics
Richard Lamm Former Governor of Colorado (1975-1987) and 1996 Reform Party Presidential Candidate
Donald D. Lennox Former President, Xerox Corporation’s Information Systems Group
Linda Lingle Former Governor of Hawaii (2002-2010)
James Lovell Former U.S. Astronaut; missions included Apollo 13
Chris Matthews Author and Host on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews”
Harvey Mackay Best-selling Author of “Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive”
Bob McTeer Former President/CEO, Dallas Federal Reserve Bank; Former Chancellor, Texas A&M University
Hyde Murray Former Republican Counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives
Robert Nesen Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Navy, 1970-71
Todd Newton TV Host (E!, USA, Travel Channel, Game Show Network), Life Coach and Speaker
Leonard Nimoy Actor
Paul Oreffice Former President and CEO of Dow Chemical, Midland, Michigan
Cavett Robert Late Founder of the National Speakers  Association; Author
Pat Roberts U.S. Senator, Republican from Kansas
Walter Schirra Late Former U.S. Astronaut; only man to fly in the United States’ first three space missions
Carol Stoker Missouri State Congresswoman
John Tunney Former U.S. Senator and Television Commentator
King Vidor Late Director of Classic Hollywood Motion Pictures
John Young Former U.S. Astronaut

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