S. Weir Mitchell
Distinguished physician and first president of The Franklin Inn Club. He received honorary degrees in the U.S. and abroad in medicine, science, and letters.
J. William White
American surgeon, explorer, author and early promoter of physical culture.
American illustrator, author, and educator. Pyle taught illustration at the Drexel Institute (Now Drexel University), and with artist Andrew Wyeth, was a member of the Brandywine School.
Historian, novelist and “father” of western fiction. Best remembered for writing The Virginian.
Celebrated artist, illustrator, and father of painter Andrew Wyeth. He was one of America’s greatest illustrators, producing over 112 books.
E. Digby Baltzell
American sociologist, author and eminent professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He was credited with popularizing the acronym WASP (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant).
U.S. poet laureate and author of works on Poe and Paul Bunyan.
Philadelphia political strategist and commentator.
Minister and political activist who exposed FBI’s illegal spying campaign in 1971.
Philadelphia lawyer, civic activist, and anti-blight crusader.