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As supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, Carl A. Anderson is the chief executive officer and chairman of the board of the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization, which has more than 1.7 million members.
 
As supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, Carl A. Anderson is the chief executive officer and chairman of the board of the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization, which has more than 1.7 million members.
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As supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus, Carl A. Anderson is the chief executive officer and chairman of the board of the world's largest Catholic family fraternal service organization, which has more than 1.7 million members.

Establishes funds for U.S. Catholic Education, and for pope’s personal charities

Restores St. Mary’s Church in New Haven as Order marks 100th anniversary

Marks 500th anniversary of Columbus’ Discovery of the Americas

Father McGivney’s cause for sainthood opened


Oversees national expansion of the Order

Guides Order through expansion during turbulent 1960s

Funds satellite uplink program for papal ceremonies 

Urges addition of ‘Under God’ to U.S. Pledge of Allegiance

Institutes duplication of Vatican Library at St. Louis University

Funds Knights bell tower at Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.


Oversees national expansion of the Order

Adopts Catholic Advertising Program

Brings K of C into World War II aid efforts, backs United Service Organization (USO)

Establishes aid fund for children of fallen soldiers


Urges Knights to help brothers find employment during Great Depression

Keeps membership on even keel despite hard economic times

Continues expansion of Order

Strengthens ties with Rome

Institutes K of C Hut program for allied soldiers in Canada, United States and Europe

Begins protests against anti-Catholic persecution in Mexico


Brings Order into 20th Century, as he presides over vast expansion

Fourth Degree born, 1900

Chair of American History established at Catholic University of America, 1904

Order expands into Mexico, Philippines

$100,000 San Francisco Earthquake Fund, 1906

Leads Order in difficult year of transition



Brings youth, vigor and charisma to office of supreme knight but dies in less than a year in office


Order expands into Canada

Oversees national expansion of the Order

Father Michael J. McGivney, Order‘s founder, dies in 1890


Shepherded the Order through its early, turbulent years

Fashioned the Order’s ceremonials