American Legion Boys State

State

Name

Career

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