Religions and Their Famous Members Methodists
A list of famous Methodists including statesmen, writers, and actors.
RELIGIONS AND THEIR FAMOUS FLOCKS
1. Ulysses S. Grant, U.S., 1822-1885.
President of the U.S. and military general, he was succeeded in the presidency by two other Methodists, Rutherford B. Hayes and William McKinley.
2. Margaret Chase Smith, U.S., 1897-.
U.S. senator, served longer in the Senate than any other woman.
3. Norman Vincent Peale, U.S., 1898-.
Minister and author.
4. Alistair Cooke, British, 1908-.
Author, journalist, broadcaster.
5. Tom Bradley, U.S., 1917-.
Lawyer and mayor of Los Angeles.
6. Taufa'ahau Tupou IV, Tongan, 1918-.
King of Tonga, a Polynesian kingdom most of whose citizens are Methodists.
7. Craig Claiborne, U.S., 1920-.
Gastronomist, journalist, and food editor (New York Times).
8. George McGovern, U.S., 1922-.
U.S. senator and presidential candidate, he is the son of a Methodist minister.
9. James Arness, U.S., 1923-.
10. Tom Landry, U.S. 1924-.
Professional football coach, director of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
11. Patricia Neal, U.S., 1926-.
12. Lurleen Wallace, U.S., 1926-1968.
First woman governor of the state of Alabama.
13. Nina Simone, U.S., 1933-.
Singer, composer, pianist, her mother was a Methodist minister.
14. Bart Starr, U.S., 1934-.
Football player, active Methodist layman.
15. Rex Reed, U.S., 1938-.
Journalist and motion picture critic.
16. David Frost, British, 1939-.
Television producer, performer, interviewer, and writer, son of a Methodist minister.
17. Roberta Flack, U.S., 1940-.
Singer, musician, composer.
18. Fran Tarkenton, U.S., 1940-.
Professional football player, son of a Methodist minister.
19. Dionne Warwicke, U.S., 1941-.
Singer, began her musical career as a gospel singer.
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