Despite PB's decreasing popularity with the public at large, membership has remained strong among those in illustrious and powerful circles, from entertainers to politicians and industry titans. Several such members have gone so far as to claim that PB's Four Floor Program is in whole or part responsible for their success.

For example, Mr. J. F. Dryden, who founded Prudential Insurance in 1879 and went on to become a US senator, was quoted in 1910 as saying that he named his insurance firm as "a quiet tip of the hat to the work of Henry Nurse III."

Given the discreet nature of the movement, it is difficult to provide an accurate list of PB allumni. Barring claims to the contrary, however, we can report with some certainty that the following individuals were, or remain, Nursers Of The Third.*

* Any member, or estate of members passed, who prefers that their membership not be revealed will be removed from this list upon request.

FROM THE HALLS OF POWER

  • President Franklin D. Roosevelt, USA
  • HRH Queen Victoria
  • President John F. Kennedy, USA
  • President Bill Clinton, USA
  • General George Patton, US Army
  • Prince Edward and Wallis Simpson, The Duke and Duchess of Windsor
  • President Harry S. Truman, USA
  • Senator J. F. Dryden, founder of Prudential Financial

    FROM THE ACADEMIC EMPIRE

  • Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of Oxford University
  • Mr. J. Derrida, philosopher
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein, philosopher

    FROM THE WORLD OF AERONAUTICS

  • Mr. E. Knievel, daredevil
  • Mr. B. Aldrin, astronaut
  • Mr. W. E. Boeing, businessman

    FROM THE REALM OF MUSIC

  • Ms. J. Birkin, chanteuse
  • Ms. E. Fitzgerald, singer
  • Mr. G. Martin, music producer
  • Mr. P. Robeson, singer
  • Mr. F. Schneider-Esleben, musician
  • Mr. M. Chevalier, singer
  • Mr. N. K. Cole, musician
  • Mr. Y. Ma, cellist
  • Mr. J. Cage, composer
  • Ms. J. London, chanteuse
  • Mr. L. Bernstein, conductor

    FROM THE HALLS OF INDUSTRY

  • Mr. E. Frisbie, inventer of the Frisbee
  • Mr. F. Porsche, automotive entrepeneur
  • Mr. R. Loewy, industrial designer
  • Mr. R. Branson, entrepreneur
  • Col. Harlan Saunders, fast food magnate
  • Mr. C. Henry Harrod, dept. store magnate
  • Sir C. Stuart Rolls, automotive innovator
  • Mr. S. Jobs, technical visionary
  • Mr. Hundertwasser, architect
  • Mr. F. W. Woolworth, supermarket magnate

    FROM THE ATHLETIC REALM

  • Sir E. Hillary, explorer
  • Mr. M. Mantle, baseball player
  • Mr. J. DiMaggio, baseball player
  • Mr. D. Bradman, cricketer

    FROM THE SPHERE OF ENTRTAINMENT

  • Mr. J. Le Mesurier, actor
  • Mr. R. Nureyev, dancer
  • Ms. L. Brooks, actress
  • Mr. J. Luc Godard, auteur
  • Mr. J. Mason, actor
  • Mr. E. Bergen, ventriloquist
  • Mr. S. Laurel, comic actor, writer, director
  • Mr. S. Fry, actor, novelist
  • Mr. H. Marshall, actor
  • Mr. S. Poitier, actor
  • Mr. C. Chaplin, actor
  • Mr. M. Maostrianni, actor
  • Mr. G. Peck, actor
  • Mr. B. Lee, actor, martial artist
  • Mr. M. Antonioni, film director
  • Mr. D. Bogarte, actor
  • Ms. C. Rampling, actress
  • Mr. R. Widmark, actor
  • Mr. B. Wilder, film director
  • Mr. G. Marx, actor
  • Ms. A. Sedaris, actress
  • Mr. H. Bogart, actor
  • Mr. H. Hawkes, film director
  • Mr. R. Coleman, actor
  • Mr. R. Harrison, actor

    FROM THE WORLD OF LETTERS

  • Mr. I. Fleming, author
  • Mr. R. M. Rilke, poet
  • Mr. W. S. Maugham, author
  • Mr. A. A. Milne, author
  • Mr. A. Artaud, playwright
  • Mr. N. Coward, writer
  • Mr. J. K. Huysmans, author
  • Mr. G. Carter, editor
  • Mr. O. Wilde, author
  • Mr. W. Shortz, crossword constructor
  • Ms. P. Highsmith, author
  • Mr. B. Schulberg, author

    FROM THE WORLD OF THE ARTS

  • Mr. M. Ernst, artist
  • Mr. G. Ballanchine, choreographer
  • Mr. B. "Balthus" Klossowski de Rola, painter
  • Ms. F. Kahlo, painter
  • Mr. G. de Chirico, painter
  • Mr. J. Ensor, painter
  • Mr. G. Rose Lee, dancer
  • Mr. E. Ruscha, painter
  • Mr. A. Rodchenko, artist
  • Mr. M. Duchamp, artist
  • Mr. O. Dix, painter

    Note: If your name appears on this list and you would prefer your PB membership not be revealed, please send an E-lectronic mail via our Contact page (Subject line: DISCRETION REQUESTED) and your name will be removed.

    A debt of thanks is owed here to Dr. Clyde Wexler Ph.D, PB archivist and historian, and Ms. E. Schönhausen, Registrar for the PB Historical Society.