Today there are over 1,000 living Demosthenian alumni around the world. It is no secret that being a Demosthenian prepares you for great things after you graduate, just ask two of our alumni who are currently serving in the United States Congress: Jack Kingston (R-Georgia) and John Barrow (D-Georgia).
A Demosthenian was also the first African-American Supreme Court Justice for the state of Georgia, and another was the founder of Gold Kist. Others have served as the Governor of Georgia (1,2,3), on the United States Supreme Court, coined the term “spam.” One even made the string bikini what it is today. Another was the first person to use anesthesia.
Today, our alumni are always welcome at meetings and society tailgates during football season. So, if you are in Athens please stop by and say hello. We look forward to seeing you.