Porcellian Club - Notable Members

Notable Members

  • Theodore Roosevelt - 26th President of the United States
  • Henry Cabot Lodge - American statesman, a Republican politician and a noted historian.
  • Edward Everett - Secretary of State, President of Harvard, Senator from Massachusetts
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. - author, poet, and Professor at Harvard Medical School
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. - Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Professor at Harvard Law School
  • Wendell Phillips - leading abolitionist
  • H. H. Richardson, architect
  • Robert Gould Shaw - Colonel of 54th Massachusetts Regiment, first black regiment in Union Army, Civil War
  • Joseph Story - Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, leading Federalist theorist
  • Richard Whitney - president of the New York Stock Exchange (1930–1935) embezzler
  • "'Bobbie,' Porcellian '29, a replica of Louis XVI without the wig..." Character ridiculed in Robert Lowell's poem, "Walking in the Blue"; identified as Louis Agassiz Shaw II, an upper-class Bostonian who murdered his Irish maid and was sequestered at McLean Hospital
  • James Russell Lowell - poet
  • Owen Wister - novelist
  • Joe W. Alsop - journalist (1932)
  • Cameron Winklevoss - American rower, won a lawsuit against Facebook with his twin brother and Divya Narendra.
  • Tyler Winklevoss - American rower and twin brother of Cameron
  • Hamilton Fish III - College Football All-American and Congressman from New York (1910)
  • Leverett Saltonstall - United States Senator and Governor of Massachusetts

According to a 1940 Time magazine article:

The Pork had as members James Russell Lowell, the two famed Oliver Wendell Holmeses (the author of Autocrat of the Breakfast Table and the Supreme Court Justice), Owen Wister, Senator Henry Cabot Lodge, President Theodore Roosevelt (the Franklin Roosevelts go Fly Club). Among its living members are Massachusetts' Governor Leverett Saltonstall, Congressman Hamilton Fish, Yachtsman Harold Stirling Vanderbilt, Poloist Thomas Hitchcock Jr., U. S. Ambassador to Italy William Phillips, Journalist Joseph Alsop, Richard Whitney, now of Sing Sing Prison, of whom all good Porkies prefer not to speak. The Pore is very much a family affair. Upon its roster, generation after generation, appear the same proud Boston names—Adams, Ames, Amory, Cabot, Gushing, etc.

According to a note to the obituary of the Club Steward on Monday, April 1, 1929 in TIME Magazine:

The Porcellian roster includes Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt Jr., Poet Oliver Wendell Holmes, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Nicholas Longworth, Poet James Russell Lowell, Richard Henry (Two Years Before the Mast) Dana, Novelist Owen Wister, John Jay Chapman. The club's favorite brew is a mixture of beer and gin.

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