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Stanford University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Leland Stanford, Jr. University; founded 1891 by Leland Stanford and named for his son, who had died seven years earlier.

Location:
Stanford, CA

Founding Date:
1891

Team:
The Cardinal

Mascot:
Stanford Tree

Radio Station:
KZSU 90.1 FM

Enrollment:
13,800

Official Website:
http://www.stanford.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Morton I. Abramowitz
Diplomat
20-Jan-1933   US Ambassador to Turkey, 1989-91
Jonathan S. Adelstein
Government
1962   FCC Commissioner
David R. Albin
Business
c. 1960   Natural Gas Partners
Charlotte Allen
Journalist
?   Conservative writer
Herbert M. Allison
Business
24-Aug-1943   CEO of TIAA-CREF, 2002-08
Eric Alterman
Columnist
14-Jan-1960   The Nation columnist
Mukesh Ambani
Business
19-Apr-1957   India's richest man
Maxwell Anderson
Playwright
15-Dec-1888 28-Feb-1959 What Price Glory?
Paul M. Anderson
Business
1945   CEO of Duke Energy, 2003-07
Leonore Annenberg
Socialite
20-Feb-1918 12-Mar-2009 Wife of Walter Annenberg
Brent R. Appel
Judge
c. 1951   Justice, Iowa Supreme Court
Michael Armacost
Diplomat
15-Apr-1937   US Ambassador to Japan, 1989-93
Samuel Armacost
Business
Mar-1939   Chairman of SRI International
Daniel I. Arnon
Biologist
14-Nov-1910 20-Dec-1994 Photophosphorylation
John Arrillaga
Business
c. 1938   Silicon Valley real estate developer
Michael Arrington
Business
13-Mar-1970   TechCrunch
Taro Aso
Politician
20-Sep-1940   Prime Minister of Japan, 2008-09
Donald B. Ayer
Attorney
30-Apr-1949   Partner, Jones Day
Kenneth J. Bacon
Business
c. 1954   EVP at Fannie Mae
Robert E. Badham
Politician
9-Jun-1929 21-Oct-2005 Congressman from California, 1977-89
John C. Baldwin
Doctor
c. 1949   Health Sciences Center, Texas Tech
Steve Ballmer
Business
24-Mar-1956   CEO of Microsoft
Ehud Barak
Head of State
12-Feb-1942   Prime Minister of Israel, 1999-2001
Arija Bareikis
Actor
21-Jul-1966   The Myth of Fingerprints
Leroy T. Barnes, Jr.
Business
c. 1952   Treasurer of PG&E, 2001-05
Edward W. Barnholt
Business
1943   CEO of Agilent Technologies, 1999-2005
Craig H. Barratt
Business
c. 1963   CEO of Atheros Communications
Craig R. Barrett
Business
29-Aug-1939   Chairman of Intel
Richard Barton
Business
2-Jun-1967   Founder of Expedia and Zillow
Robert Bass
Business
c. 1948   Billionaire
Sid Bass
Business
1942   Fort Worth Billionaire
A. George Battle
Business
c. 1944   CEO of Ask Jeeves, 2000-04
Max Baucus
Politician
11-Dec-1941   US Senator from Montana
Carlos T. Bea
Judge
18-Apr-1934   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Xavier Becerra
Politician
26-Jan-1958   Congressman, California 31st
Riley P. Bechtel
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Bechtel
Charles H. Bell, Jr.
Government
c. 1946   Republican National Lawyers Association
Eric A. Benhamou
Business
c. 1956   CEO of 3Com, 1990-2000
Betsy J. Bernard
Business
16-May-1955   President of AT&T, 2002-03
Jeffrey L. Bewkes
Business
25-May-1952   CEO of Time Warner
Steve Bing
Film Director
31-Mar-1965   Film producer and massive political donor
Jeff Bingaman
Politician
3-Oct-1943   US Senator from New Mexico
K. Gunnar Bjorklund
Business
c. 1960   Sverica International
Natalie A. Black
Business
1949   VP at Kohler Company
Robert O. Blake
Diplomat
7-Apr-1921   US Ambassador to Mali, 1971-73
Ronee Blakley
Actor
24-Aug-1945   Nashville
Gene D. Block
Educator
c. 1948   Chancellor, UCLA
Derek Bok
Educator
22-Mar-1930   President of Harvard, 1971-91
William Bolcom
Composer
26-May-1938   Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Josh Bolten
Government
16-Aug-1955   White House Chief of Staff, 2006-09
Cory Booker
Politician
27-Apr-1969   Mayor of Newark, NJ
John F. Bookout III
Business
c. 1953   Former Partner, McKinsey & Co.
Richard Boone
Actor
18-Jun-1917 10-Jan-1981 Have Gun, Will Travel
Walter G. Borst
Business
c. 1963   Treasurer of General Motors
Edgar Bowers
Poet
2-Mar-1924 4-Feb-2000 For Louis Pasteur
Richard W. Boyce
Business
c. 1954   Texas Pacific Group
Stephen G. Bradbury
Government
1958   Acting head, Office of Legal Counsel, 2004-09
David F. Bradford
Economist
8-Jan-1939 22-Feb-2005 Council of Economic Advisers, 1991-93
David Brancaccio
TV Personality
c. 1960   NOW, Marketplace
Stewart Brand
Business
14-Dec-1938   Founder, Whole Earth Catalog
H. W. Brands
Historian
7-Aug-1953   Prolific historian, professor at UT-Austin
Martha Brant
Journalist
c. 1967   Newsweek reporter
Andre Braugher
Actor
1-Jul-1962   Det. Pembleton on Homicide
John R. Brazil
Educator
1946   President of Trinity University, 2000-10
Richard C. Breeden
Government
6-Dec-1949   SEC Chairman, 1989-93
James W. Breyer
Business
c. 1962   Venture capitalist, Accel Partners
Stephen Breyer
Judge
15-Aug-1938   US Supreme Court Justice
Sergey Brin
Business
21-Aug-1973   Co-Founder of Google
Claude S. Brinegar
Business
16-Dec-1926 13-Mar-2009 US Secretary of Transportation, 1973-75
Bertrand R. Brinley
Author
19-Jun-1917 20-Oct-1994 The Mad Scientists' Club
John Brodie
Football
14-Aug-1935   Former San Francisco 49ers QB
William R. Brody
Educator
4-Jan-1944   President, Salk Institute
Rhonda L. Brooks
Business
c. 1952   R. Brooks Advisors, Inc.
Rodney Brooks
Scientist
30-Dec-1954   Robotics and artificial intelligence researcher
Stephen M. Brophy
Business
?   Page Land & Cattle Co.
Kathleen Brown
Politician
15-Oct-1945   California State Treasurer, 1991-95
Michael A. Brown
Business
c. 1958   CEO of Quantum, 1995-2002
Phil Brown
Actor
30-Apr-1916 9-Feb-2006 Uncle Owen in Star Wars
John Browne
Business
20-Feb-1948   CEO of British Petroleum, 1995-2007
Alexander O. Bryner
Judge
1943   Alaska Chief Justice, 2003-06
John E. Bryson
Business
24-Jul-1943   US Secretary of Commerce, 2011-12
Louise H. Bryson
Business
c. 1944   Chairman of Getty Trust
Mary Brown Bullock
Historian
c. 1945   President of Agnes Scott College, 1995-2006
Raymond Burr
Actor
21-May-1917 12-Sep-1993 Perry Mason
Nolan Bushnell
Business
5-Feb-1943   Co-founder of Atari, started Chuck E. Cheese
John R. Butler, Jr.
Business
c. 1939   JR Butler and Company
Orkut Buyukkokten
Computer Programmer
6-Feb-1976   Designed Google's Orkut social network
Brook Byers
Business
c. 1946   Co-Founder, Kleiner-Perkins
Mariann Byerwalter
Business
c. 1960   JDN Corporate Advisory
Frank Cady
Actor
8-Sep-1915 8-Jun-2012 Sam Drucker on Green Acres
Consuelo M. Callahan
Judge
9-Jun-1950   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Carl Cannon
Journalist
c. 1953   RealClearPolitics
Nancy Cantor
Educator
c. 1952   Chancellor, Syracuse University
Anton J. Carlson
Biologist
29-Jan-1875 2-Sep-1956 The Machinery of the Body
Gretchen Carlson
TV Personality
1966   Fox & Friends
Walter L. Carpeneti
Judge
1-Dec-1945   Justice, Alaska Supreme Court
Vint Cerf
Scientist
23-Jun-1943   Co-Designed Internet's TCP-IP protocol
Jean-Lou Chameau
Educator
1953   President, California Institute of Technology
Otis Chandler
Publisher
23-Nov-1927 27-Feb-2006 Publisher of the L.A. Times, 1960-80
Russell Chew
Government
18-Jan-1953   Runs the US Air Traffic Control system
Warren Christopher
Government
27-Oct-1925 18-Mar-2011 US Secretary of State, 1993-97
Frank Church
Politician
25-Jul-1924 7-Apr-1984 US Senator from Idaho, 1957-81
William P. Clark
Government
23-Oct-1931   US Secretary of the Interior, 1983-85
Chelsea Clinton
Relative
27-Feb-1980   Daughter of Hillary and Bill Clinton
Sue M. Cobb
Attorney
1937   Florida Secretary of State, 2005-07
Vance D. Coffman
Business
3-Apr-1944   CEO of Lockheed Martin, 1998-2004
Jared Cohen
Government
24-Nov-1981   Children of Jihad
Deborah A. Coleman
Business
c. 1952   SmartForest Ventures
Lewis W. Coleman
Business
c. 1943   President, Dreamworks Animation SKG
William T. Coleman III
Business
c. 1948   CEO of BEA Systems, 1995-2001
Bud Colligan
Business
14-Aug-1954   CEO of Macromedia, 1992-97
Jason Collins
Basketball
2-Dec-1978   Washington Wizards center
Peter Coneway
Business
c. 1944   US Ambassador to Switzerland
Jeffrey Connaughton
Attorney
c. 1959   Lobbyist, Quinn Gillespie
Jennifer Connelly
Actor
12-Dec-1970   Betty Ross in The Hulk
Kent Conrad
Politician
12-Mar-1948   US Senator from North Dakota
Andrew Conru
Business
3-Feb-1968   Creator of Friendfinder
Dan W. Cook III
Business
c. 1941   Conservative fundraiser
France A. Córdova
Educator
5-Aug-1947   President, Purdue University
Roger Corman
Film/TV Producer
5-Apr-1926   Frankenstein Unbound
Joe Coulombe
Business
3-Jun-1930   Cofounder of Trader Joe's Market
James G. Coulter
Business
c. 1959   Billionaire, Texas Pacific Group
Molly J. Coye
Business
c. 1946   Founder, Health Technology Center
Alan Cranston
Politician
19-Jun-1914 31-Dec-2000 US Senator from California, 1969-93
Charles Crocker
Business
c. 1939   Crocker Capital
Gary Crosby
Actor
27-Jun-1933 24-Aug-1995 Son of Bing Crosby
Charles K. Crovitz
Business
c. 1953   EVP at Gap, 1998-2003
William J. Crowe, Jr.
Government
2-Jan-1925 18-Oct-2007 US Navy Admiral
James S. Crown
Business
25-Jun-1953   Henry Crown and Company
James W. Crownover
Business
c. 1943   Retired Partner, McKinsey
Michael Cunningham
Novelist
6-Nov-1952   The Hours
Peter L. S. Currie
Business
c. 1956   CFO of Netscape, 1995-99
John J. Danilovich
Diplomat
1950   US Ambassador to Costa Rica, 2001-04
Ted Danson
Actor
29-Dec-1947   Bartender on Cheers
Lisa Darr
Actor
21-Apr-1963   Jane McPherson on Popular
Ram Dass
Religion
5-Apr-1931   Be Here Now
Gray Davis
Politician
26-Dec-1942   Governor of California, 1999-2003
Kelvin Davis
Business
c. 1965   Texas Pacific Group
Yves C. de Balmann
Business
c. 1947   Former Vice Chairman of Bankers Trust
Mark Dean
Engineer
2-Mar-1957   Computer architecture
Gerard Debreu
Economist
4-Jul-1921 31-Dec-2004 Supply and demand theorist
Rust M. Deming
Diplomat
c. 1942   US Ambassador to Tunisia, 2001-03
Henry T. DeNero
Business
c. 1946   CEO of HomeSpace, Inc., 1999-2000
Peter B. Dervan
Chemist
28-Jun-1945   DNA Researcher
Larry Diamond
Government
2-Oct-1951   Foreign policy expert
W. Ronald Dietz
Business
c. 1943   Former Citicorp VP
Ray Milton Dolby
Inventor
18-Jan-1933   Inventor of Dolby stereo
Burton A. Dole, Jr.
Business
c. 1938   CEO of Puritan Bennett, 1980-95
John Donahoe
Business
c. 1960   CEO of eBay
Cal Dooley
Politician
11-Jan-1954   Congressman from California, 1991-2005
Jim Doyle
Politician
23-Nov-1945   Governor of Wisconsin, 2003-11
Walter W. Driver, Jr.
Attorney
c. 1946   Chairman Southeast, Goldman Sachs
Allen Drury
Novelist
2-Sep-1918 2-Sep-1998 Advise and Consent
Jennifer Dunn
Politician
29-Jul-1941 5-Sep-2007 Congresswoman from Washington, 1993-2005
Thère du Pont
Business
c. 1966   CFO of Drugstore.com
Ronald M. Dykes
Business
c. 1946   CFO of BellSouth, 1995-2005
Larry EchoHawk
Politician
2-Aug-1948   Head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs
Tracey Edmonds
Business
18-Feb-1967   CEO of Edmonds Entertainment Group
Don Edwards
Politician
6-Jan-1915   Congressman from California, 1963-95
Kevin Efrusy
Business
c. 1972   Accel Partners
Richard Egan
Actor
29-Jul-1921 20-Jul-1987 Samuel Clegg on Capitol
John Ehrlichman
Government
20-Mar-1925 14-Feb-1999 Watergate criminal, served time
Allison H. Eid
Judge
1965   Justice, Colorado Supreme Court
Karl W. Eikenberry
Military
1951   US Ambassador to Afghanistan
Taher Elgamal
Computer Programmer
18-Aug-1955   Inventor of the Elgamal crypto algorithm
John Elway
Football
28-Jun-1960   1999 Superbowl MVP
Richard Engel
Journalist
16-Sep-1973   NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent
Doug Engelbart
Computer Programmer
30-Jan-1925   Pioneer of human-computer interaction
Jeffery E. Epstein
Business
c. 1958   CFO of Oracle, 2008-11
Judith L. Estrin
Business
1954   Packet Design LLC
John Etchemendy
Educator
1952   Provost of Stanford University
March Fong Eu
Politician
29-Mar-1922   California Secretary of State, 1975-93
Jeffrey Eugenides
Author
8-Mar-1960   The Virgin Suicides
Janet Evans
Swimmer
28-Aug-1971   Olympic distance swimmer
Richard D. Fairbank
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Capital One
Susan Faludi
Activist
18-Apr-1959   Backlash
Paul J. Fannin
Politician
29-Jan-1907 13-Jan-2002 Governor and Senator from Arizona
Elizabeth Farnsworth
Journalist
c. 1943   News Hour anchor
Dianne Feinstein
Politician
22-Jun-1933   US Senator from California
Trevor Fetter
Business
1960   CEO of Tenet Healthcare
David Filo
Business
20-Apr-1966   Co-Founder of Yahoo
Eric D. Fingerhut
Politician
6-May-1959   Congressman from Ohio, 1993-95
Carly Fiorina
Business
6-Sep-1954   CEO of Hewlett Packard, 1999-2005
Bryan Fischer
Radio Personality
1951   Right-wing radio host
Doris F. Fisher
Business
1932   Co-Founder of The Gap
Raymond C. Fisher
Judge
12-Jul-1939   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Richard W. Fisher
Business
18-Mar-1949   President and CEO, Dallas Fed
Robert J. Fisher
Business
1954   Interim CEO of The Gap
Betty B. Fletcher
Judge
29-Mar-1923 22-Oct-2012 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1979-98
Henrietta Holsman Fore
Government
c. 1948   Acting Administrator, USAID
Steve Fossett
Aviator
22-Apr-1944 3-Sep-2007 First to cross Pacific in a balloon
Peter T. Francis
Business
c. 1953   J. M. Huber Corporation
Gene J. Frantz
Business
c. 1967   Partner, Texas Pacific Group
Jendayi E. Frazer
Diplomat
?   US Asst. Secy. of State for Africa, 2005-09
Leslie M. Frécon
Business
c. 1953   LFE Capital, LLC
Bradford M. Freeman
Business
1942   Freeman Spogli & Co.
Jerome I. Friedman
Physicist
28-Mar-1930   Verified existence of quarks
Tully M. Friedman
Business
c. 1941   Hellman & Friedman
Harold W. Furchtgott-Roth
Government
1957   FCC Commissioner, 1997-2001
Richard M. Gabrys
Business
c. 1942   Deloitte & Touche
James I. Gadsden
Diplomat
12-Mar-1948   US Ambassador to Iceland, 2002-05
Ernest J. Gaines
Novelist
15-Jan-1933   A Lesson Before Dying
Hector Garcia-Molina
Educator
c. 1954   Stanford EECS Professor
John W. Gardner
Administrator
8-Oct-1912 16-Feb-2002 Founder of Common Cause
Jonathan Garfinkel
Business
c. 1976   Texas Pacific Group
Jean-Pierre Garnier
Business
31-Oct-1947   CEO of GlaxoSmithKline
Owen K. Garriott
Astronaut
22-Nov-1930   Skylab, Spacelab astronaut
Mimi Gardner Gates
Administrator
c. 1953   Director, Seattle Art Museum
Jay M. Gellert
Business
c. 1956   CEO of Health Net
Ronald M. George
Judge
11-Mar-1940   California Chief Justice
Sam Ginn
Business
c. 1938   CEO of Airtouch Communications, 1993-99
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Judge
15-Mar-1933   US Supreme Court Justice
Joseph H. Gleberman
Business
c. 1957   Managing Director at Goldman Sachs
Wilford D. Godbold, Jr.
Business
c. 1939   CEO of ZERO Corporation, 1984-98
Seth Godin
Business
10-Jul-1960   Tribes
Ronald E. Goldsberry
Business
12-Sep-1942   Former VP, Ford
Claudio X. Gonzalez
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Kimberly-Clark de Mexico
Matt Gonzalez
Politician
4-Jun-1965   Progressive politician, activist
Nicholas Gonzalez
Actor
3-Jan-1976   Alex Santiago on Resurrection Blvd.
Kim C. Goodman
Business
c. 1966   EVP at American Express
Bing Gordon
Business
c. 1950   Chief Creative Officer, Electronic Arts, 1998-2008
Jennifer Grant
Actor
26-Feb-1966   Daughter of Cary Grant and Dyan Cannon
Gary A. Grappo
Diplomat
c. 1950   US Ambassador to Oman
Dwight H. Green
Politician
9-Jan-1897 20-Feb-1958 Governor of Illinois, 1941-49
Shawn Green
Baseball
10-Nov-1972   New York Mets
Vartan Gregorian
Educator
8-Apr-1934   President of Carnegie Corporation
James W. Griffith
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Timken
Patrick W. Gross
Business
15-May-1944   Co-Founder, American Management Systems
Robert H. Grubbs
Chemist
27-Feb-1942   Metathesis
Joseph A. Grundfest
Attorney
8-Sep-1951   Stanford law professor
Ann Morgan Guilbert
Actor
16-Oct-1928   Yetta Rosenberg on The Nanny
Narendra K. Gupta
Business
c. 1949   Co-Founder, Integrated Systems Inc.
Anne Gust
Attorney
15-Mar-1958   Wife of Jerry Brown
D. James Guzy
Business
7-Mar-1936   Chairman of SRC Computers
Ann Fritz Hackett
Business
c. 1954   Horizon Consulting Group
John A. Hagg
Business
c. 1946   Co-Founder, Canadian Northstar Corporation
Cynthia H. Hall
Judge
19-Feb-1929 26-Feb-2011 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1984-97
Ira D. Hall
Business
c. 1945   Utendahl Capital Management
David M. Halperin
Scholar
2-Apr-1952   One Hundred Years of Homosexuality
Bill Halter
Politician
30-Nov-1960   Lt. Governor of Arkansas
Daniel Hamburg
Politician
6-Oct-1948   Congressman from California, 1993-95
Gail E. Hamilton
Business
c. 1951   Former EVP at Symantec
John R. Hamilton
Diplomat
1944   US Ambassador to Guatemala, 2003-05
Donna Hanover
Radio Personality
13-Feb-1950   WOR Radio Morning Co-Host, NYC
Theodor W. Hänsch
Physicist
30-Oct-1941   Quantum optics
Victor Davis Hanson
Historian
5-Sep-1953   Carnage and Culture
John D. Harkey, Jr.
Business
12-Sep-1960   Consolidated Restaurant Operations
Harry Harlow
Psychologist
31-Oct-1905 6-Dec-1981 Comparative psychologist, studied isolation
Sam Harris
Author
9-Apr-1967   The End of Faith
Walter L. Harris
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Tanenbaum-Harber Co.
George Russell Harrison
Physicist
14-Jul-1898 27-Jul-1979 Echelle spectrograph
John C. Harsanyi
Economist
29-May-1920 9-Aug-2000 Game theory
Douglas A. Hartwick
Diplomat
1950   US Ambassador to Laos, 2001-04
Ethel Browne Harvey
Zoologist
14-Dec-1885 2-Sep-1965 Embryology of sea urchins
Robert Hass
Poet
1-Mar-1941   US Poet Laureate, 1995-97
Scott Hassan
Computer Programmer
c. 1970   eGroups, Willow Garage
Reed Hastings
Business
8-Oct-1960   Founder and CEO of Netflix
Mark Hatfield
Politician
12-Jul-1922 7-Aug-2011 US Senator from Oregon, 1967-97
Yukio Hatoyama
Politician
11-Feb-1947   Prime Minister of Japan, 2009-10
Rodney A. Hawes, Jr.
Business
c. 1937   CEO of Life Re, 1988-98
Trip Hawkins
Business
28-Dec-1953   Founder of Electronic Arts
Harry Hay
Activist
7-Apr-1912 24-Oct-2002 Gay activist, founder The Mattachine Society
Carl T. Hayden
Politician
2-Oct-1877 25-Jan-1972 US Senator from Arizona, 1927-69
Robert H. Hayes
Business
c. 1936   Professor at HBS, 1966-2000
Ron Hayes
Actor
26-Feb-1929 1-Oct-2004 Ben Jones on The Rounders
Edith Head
Designer
28-Oct-1897 24-Oct-1981 Hollywood costume designer
Eric Heiden
Speed Skating
15-Jun-1958   Olympic speed skater, 5 gold medals
Martin Hellman
Inventor
2-Oct-1945   Public key cryptographer
Monte Hellman
Film Director
12-Jul-1932   Two-Lane Blacktop
Keith B. Hennessey
Economist
?   National Economic Council
John S. Herrington
Government
31-May-1939   US Secretary of Energy, 1985-89
Dudley R. Herschbach
Chemist
18-Jun-1932   Crossed molecular beam experiments
Kenneth A. Hersh
Business
c. 1964   Natural Gas Partners
James L. Heskett
Educator
c. 1934   Professor at HBS
William Hewlett
Business
20-May-1913 12-Jan-2001 Co-Founder of Hewlett-Packard
George V. Higgins
Novelist
13-Nov-1939 6-Nov-1999 The Friends of Eddie Coyle
Carla Hills
Diplomat
3-Jan-1934   US Trade Representative, 1989-93
Roderick M. Hills
Politician
9-Mar-1931   SEC Chairman, 1975-77
Peter Hoagland
Politician
17-Nov-1941 30-Oct-2007 Congressman from Nebraska, 1989-95
Thomas E. Hoaglin
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Huntington Bancshares
Nicholas J. Hoff
Engineer
3-Jan-1906 4-Aug-1997 Aluminum in aircraft design
Alice Hoffman
Novelist
16-Mar-1952   Property Of
Reid Hoffman
Business
5-Aug-1967   Co-Founder of LinkedIn
Douglas Hofstadter
Author
15-Feb-1945   Godel, Escher, Bach
bell hooks
Sociologist
9-Sep-1952   Ain't I A Woman
Herbert Hoover
Head of State
10-Aug-1874 20-Oct-1964 31st US President, 1929-33
Lou Hoover
First Lady
29-Mar-1874 7-Jan-1944 Wife of US President Herbert Hoover
Stephen Horn
Politician
31-May-1931 17-Feb-2011 Congressman from California, 1993-2003
Douglas G. Houser
Attorney
11-Jul-1935   Partner, Bullivant Houser Bailey
Jen-Hsun Huang
Business
17-Feb-1963   CEO of NVIDIA
Michael Huffington
Government
3-Sep-1947   Congressman from California, 1993-95
Shirley Hufstedler
Judge
24-Aug-1925   US Secretary of Education, 1979-81
Procter Hug, Jr.
Judge
11-Mar-1931   9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1977-2002
Sandra S. Ikuta
Judge
24-Jun-1954   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Jay Inslee
Politician
9-Feb-1951   Governor of Washington
Henry "Scoop" Jackson
Politician
31-May-1912 1-Sep-1983 US Senator from Washington, 1953-83
Kenneth Jacobs
Business
c. 1958   CEO of Lazard North America
Valerie B. Jarrett
Business
14-Nov-1956   White House Office of Public Liaison
Eugene Jarvis
Computer Programmer
1955   Defender, Robotron, Smash TV
Reuben Jeffery III
Business
c. 1953   Under Secy. State, Economic Affairs
Mae C. Jemison
Astronaut
17-Oct-1956   First African-American woman in space
John D. Jernegan
Diplomat
12-Jun-1911 7-Nov-1980 US Ambassador to Iraq, 1958-62
Kristina M. Johnson
Educator
c. 1958   Provost of Johns Hopkins University
Ron Johnson
Business
c. 1958   CEO of JC Penney, 2011-13
Blake Jorgensen
Business
c. 1960   CFO of Yahoo
Robert L. Joss
Educator
c. 1941   Dean, Stanford Business School
Daryn Kagan
Journalist
26-Jan-1963   CNN Live Today
Robert C. Kagle
Business
c. 1956   Benchmark Capital
Salar Kamangar
Business
c. 1977   CEO of YouTube
Paul G. Kaminski
Military
16-Sep-1942   CEO of Technovation, Inc.
Curtis Kamman
Diplomat
15-Jan-1939   US Ambassador to Colombia, 1997-2000
Kevin D. Katari
Business
c. 1969   Watershed Asset Management
Jeffrey G. Katz
Business
c. 1956   CEO of Orbitz, 2000-04
Samuel H. Kauffmann
Business
17-Jan-1924 4-Apr-2002 California tract housing developer
Guy Kawasaki
Business
30-Aug-1954   Former chief evangelist of Apple Computer
Robert Keeley
Diplomat
4-Sep-1929   US Ambassador to Greece, 1985-89
Henry W. Kendall
Physicist
9-Dec-1926 15-Feb-1999 Verified existence of quarks
Lydia H. Kennard
Business
c. 1954   Los Angeles World Airports
William E. Kennard
Government
19-Jan-1957   FCC Chairman, 1997-2001
Anthony Kennedy
Judge
23-Jul-1936   US Supreme Court Justice
John F. Kennedy
Head of State
29-May-1917 22-Nov-1963 35th US President, 1961-63
Clark Kerr
Educator
17-May-1911 1-Dec-2003 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1952-58
Ken Kesey
Novelist
17-Sep-1935 10-Nov-2001 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Vinod Khosla
Business
28-Jan-1955   Venture capitalist
Leslie Kilgore
Business
c. 1965   CMO of Netflix, 2000-12
Lawrence A. Kimpton
Educator
7-Oct-1910 1-Nov-1977 Chancellor, University of Chicago, 1951-60
Hans G. Klemm
Diplomat
c. 1958   US Ambassador to East Timor
Goodwin Knight
Politician
9-Dec-1896 22-May-1970 Governor of California, 1953-59
Phil Knight
Business
24-Feb-1938   Co-Founder of Nike
Loring Knoblauch
Business
31-Oct-1941   CEO of Underwriter's Laboratories, 2001-04
Allen E. Koenig
Educator
11-Feb-1939 28-Aug-2012 President of Emerson College, 1979-89
Martin M. Koffel
Business
c. 1939   CEO of URS
Lawrence Kohlberg
Psychologist
25-Oct-1927 17-Jan-1987 Stages of moral development
Jim Kolbe
Politician
28-Jun-1942   Congressman from Arizona, 1985-2007
Timothy Koogle
Business
5-Jul-1951   CEO of Yahoo, 1995-2001
Ted Koppel
Journalist
8-Feb-1940   Nightline
Roger D. Kornberg
Scientist
24-Apr-1947   Molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription
Richard Kovacevich
Business
30-Oct-1943   CEO of Wells Fargo, 1998-2007
Robert D. Krebs
Business
c. 1943   CEO of BNSF, 1995-2000
Brian Krolicki
Politician
31-Dec-1960   Lt. Governor of Nevada
Thomas R. Kuhn
Business
c. 1946   Edison Electric Institute
William H. Kurtz
Business
c. 1958   CFO of Novellus Systems
Polykarp Kusch
Physicist
26-Jan-1911 20-Mar-1993 Magnetic moment of the electron
Arthur B. Laffer
Economist
14-Aug-1940   Reagan advisor, Laffer curve
Laurence W. Lane, Jr.
Publisher
7-Nov-1919 31-Jul-2010 US Ambassador to Australia, 1986-89
Heather Langenkamp
Actor
17-Jul-1964   A Nightmare on Elm Street
Paul C. Lauterbur
Scientist
6-May-1929 27-Mar-2007 Magnetic resonance imaging
Howard Leach
Diplomat
19-Jun-1930   US Ambassador to France, 2001-05
William P. Leahy
Educator
1948   President, Boston College
Richard A. Lerner
Biologist
28-Aug-1938   Scripps Research Institute
Richard C. Levin
Educator
7-Apr-1947   President of Yale University
Kenneth D. Lewis
Business
9-Apr-1947   CEO of Bank of America, 2001-09
Bernard Liautaud
Business
c. 1963   Co-Founder of Business Objects
György Ligeti
Composer
28-May-1923 12-Jun-2006 Lontano, Lux Aeterna
Peter W. Likins
Educator
1936   President, University of Arizona, 1997-2006
Dan Lipinski
Politician
15-Jul-1966   Congressman, Illinois 3rd
Marc S. Lipschultz
Business
c. 1971   Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Dahlia Lithwick
Journalist
c. 1968   Slate senior editor
Goodwin Liu
Attorney
1970   Boalt Hall law professor
Ann M. Livermore
Business
c. 1958   HP Technology Solutions Group
Philip R. Lochner, Jr.
Business
c. 1942   Senior VP at Time Warner, 1991-98
Dennis P. Lockhart
Business
1-Feb-1947   President and CEO, Atlanta Fed
Zoe Lofgren
Politician
21-Dec-1947   Congresswoman, California 16th
Mark Loughridge
Business
1953   CFO of IBM
Robert J. Lowe
Business
c. 1940   Lowe Enterprises, Inc.
Donald L. Lucas
Business
18-Mar-1930   Venture Capitalist
Andrew Luck
Football
12-Sep-1989   Indianapolis Colts QB
Stephen J. Luczo
Business
c. 1957   CEO of Seagate, 1998-2004
Hank Luisetti
Basketball
16-Jun-1916 17-Dec-2002 Invented one-handed shot
Robert L. Lumpkins
Business
c. 1944   Vice Chairman of Cargill
John F. Lundgren
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Stanley Works
Heather Mac Donald
Columnist
c. 1956   Neoconservative bombthrower
Douglas F. Mackenzie
Business
c. 1959   Partner, Kleiner Perkins
William P. Madar
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Nordson Corp., 1986-97
Rachel Maddow
TV Personality
1-Apr-1973   The Rachel Maddow Show
Peter A. Magowan
Business
5-Apr-1942   President, San Francisco Giants
Theodore Maiman
Physicist
11-Jul-1927 5-May-2007 Built the first working laser
Julianne Malveaux
Columnist
c. 1953   Pundit
Philip F. Maritz
Business
c. 1960   Maritz, Wolff & Co.
David F. Marquardt
Business
c. 1951   Venture capital investor
William B. Marx, Jr.
Business
c. 1939   Former AT&T/Lucent EVP
Theodore A. Mathas
Business
c. 1967   President of New York Life
Scott M. Matheson
Politician
8-Jan-1929 7-Oct-1990 Governor of Utah, 1977-85
Bob Mathias
Sports Figure
17-Nov-1930 2-Sep-2006 Decathlon athlete turned Congressman
Robert W. Matschullat
Business
c. 1947   CFO of Seagram, 1995-2000
Warren W. Matthews
Judge
5-Apr-1939   Justice, Alaska Supreme Court
Marissa Mayer
Business
30-May-1975   CEO of Yahoo!
Michael G. McCaffery
Business
c. 1953   Makena Capital Management
Craig McCaw
Business
11-Aug-1949   Billionaire, Nextel
Susan McCaw
Diplomat
c. 1962   US Ambassador to Austria, 2005-07
Wendy McCaw
Philanthropist
1951   Billionaire
James McClatchy
Publisher
17-Dec-1920 26-May-2006 Former Chairman, McClatchy Newspapers
Robert McClintock
Diplomat
30-Aug-1909 1976 US Ambassador to Venezuela, 1970-75
Pete McCloskey
Politician
29-Sep-1927   Congressman from California, 1967-83
John B. McCoy
Business
11-Jun-1943   CEO of Bank One, 1987-99
John G. McCoy
Business
30-Jan-1913 4-Apr-2010 CEO of Bank One, 1958-84
Edward R. McCracken
Business
c. 1944   CEO of Silicon Graphics, 1984-98
Douglas L. McElhaney
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2004-07
William D. McElroy
Biologist
22-Jan-1917 17-Feb-1999 Bioluminescence
John McEnroe
Tennis
16-Feb-1959   Winner of 17 Grand Slam titles
Ernest W. McFarland
Politician
9-Oct-1894 8-Jun-1984 Governor of Arizona, 1955-59
Michael McFaul
Diplomat
1-Oct-1963   US Ambassador to Russia
Scott A. McGregor
Business
c. 1957   CEO of Broadcom
Thomas McGuane
Novelist
11-Dec-1939   The Sporting Club
Henry A. McKinnell, Jr.
Business
23-Feb-1943   CEO of Pfizer, 2001-06
Stephen T. McLin
Business
1946   America First Financial
Doyle McManus
Journalist
c. 1952   LA Times Washington bureau chief
Charles L. McNary
Politician
12-Jun-1874 25-Feb-1944 US Senator from Oregon, 1917-44
Scott McNealy
Business
13-Nov-1954   Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems
John McWhorter
Linguist
c. 1963   Linguist, social critic
Ted Meisel
Business
c. 1964   CEO of Overture, 2000-03
Ralph Merkle
Scientist
2-Feb-1952   Public key cryptographer
Jeff Merkley
Politician
24-Oct-1956   US Senator from Oregon
Richard A. Meserve
Attorney
20-Nov-1944   President of the Carnegie Institution
Ruben Mettler
Business
23-Feb-1924 23-May-2006 CEO of TRW, 1969-77
Marc Mezvinsky
Business
15-Dec-1977   Husband of Chelsea Clinton
Ralph S. Michael III
Business
c. 1954   President of Ohio Casualty, 2005-07
William Milam
Diplomat
24-Jul-1936   US Ambassador to Pakistan, 1998-2001
Robert H. Miller
Diplomat
8-Sep-1927   US Ambassador to the Ivory Coast, 1983-86
Robert S. Miller
Business
4-Nov-1941   CEO of Delphi, 2005-07
Ross Miller
Politician
26-Mar-1976   Nevada Secretary of State
William I. Miller
Business
c. 1956   CEO of Irwin Financial
Theodore R. Mitchell
Administrator
c. 1956   President of Occidental College, 1999-2005
Kathleen C. Mitic
Business
c. 1969   Director of Marketing at Facebook
D. W. Moffett
Actor
26-Oct-1954   Dean Winston on For Your Love
N. Scott Momaday
Novelist
27-Feb-1934   House Made of Dawn
James C. Momtazee
Business
c. 1972   Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Robert Mondavi
Business
12-Jun-1913 16-May-2008 Vintner
Ernest J. Moniz
Educator
c. 1944   Professor of Physics, MIT
William T. Monroe
Diplomat
c. 1950   US Ambassador to Bahrain, 2004-07
Philip Montgomery III
Business
c. 1956   CEO, P.O'B. Montgomery & Co.
Charles H. Moore
Computer Programmer
1938   Forth programming language
Carlos R. Moreno
Judge
4-Nov-1948   Justice, California Supreme Court
Glen Moreno
Business
1943   Chairman of Pearson
Michael C. Morgan
Business
c. 1969   President of Kinder Morgan Energy, 2001-04
John P. Morgridge
Business
23-Jul-1933   CEO of Cisco, 1988-95
James M. Moroney III
Business
c. 1956   Dallas Morning News
Steven W. Mosher
Scholar
9-May-1948   Prominent Sinologist
Robert Motherwell
Painter
24-Jan-1915 16-Jul-1991 Abstract expressionist
George R. Mrkonic, Jr.
Business
c. 1952   Former President, Borders
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Doctor
1970   The Emperor of All Maladies
Dick Murphy
Politician
16-Dec-1942   Mayor of San Diego, 2000-05
Edward R. Murrow
Journalist
25-Apr-1908 27-Apr-1965 The epitome of broadcast journalism
Elon Musk
Business
28-Jun-1971   CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors
Mike Mussina
Baseball
8-Dec-1968   Pitcher, New York Yankees
Woodrow A. Myers, Jr.
Doctor
14-Feb-1954   EVP at Wellpoint, 2000-05
Ali Naimi
Government
2-Aug-1935   Saudi Minister of Oil
Philip M. Neal
Business
1940   CEO of Avery Dennison, 1998-2005
Thomas C. Nelson
Business
c. 1963   CEO of National Gypsum
Ernie Nevers
Football
11-Jun-1902 3-May-1976 NFL Hall of Famer
James B. Nicholson
Business
c. 1943   CEO of PVS Chemicals, Inc.
George Hugh Niederauer
Religion
14-Jun-1936   Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco
Howard C. Nielson
Politician
12-Sep-1924   Congressman from Utah, 1983-91
Daniel A. Ninivaggi
Business
c. 1966   CEO of Icahn Enterprises LP
Ronald K. Noble
Government
1957   Head of Interpol
Luis G. Nogales
Business
c. 1944   CEO of UPI, 1984-86
Janne E. Nolan
Educator
c. 1954   Defense and foreign policy analyst
Lloyd Nolan
Actor
11-Aug-1902 27-Sep-1985 Dr. Chegley on Julia
Bruce P. Nolop
Business
c. 1950   CFO of Pitney Bowes, 2000-08
Charles Nordhoff
Novelist
1-Feb-1887 10-Apr-1947 Mutiny on the Bounty
John J. O'Connor III
Relative
10-Jan-1930 11-Nov-2009 Sandra Day O'Connor's husband
Sandra Day O'Connor
Judge
26-Mar-1930   US Supreme Court Justice, 1981-2006
Wally O'Dell
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Diebold, 1999-2005
Denise M. O'Leary
Business
c. 1957   Former Partner, Menlo Ventures
Rodney O'Neal
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Delphi
Ellen Ochoa
Astronaut
10-May-1958   First hispanic female astronaut
Charles Ogletree
Attorney
31-Dec-1952   Law professor
Herbert S. Okun
Diplomat
27-Nov-1930 8-Nov-2011 US Ambassador to the UN, 1985-89
Sharon Olds
Poet
19-Nov-1942   The Dead and the Living
Barney Oliver
Astronomer
27-May-1916 23-Nov-1995 SETI researcher
Camillo Olivetti
Business
13-Aug-1868 4-Dec-1943 Founder of Olivetti SpA
Chris Onstad
Cartoonist
14-Jun-1975   Achewood
John M. Ordway
Diplomat
1950   US Ambassador to Kazakhstan
Paul A. Ormond
Business
c. 1949   CEO of Manor Care
Alfred E. Osborne, Jr.
Educator
c. 1946   Management Professor, UCLA
M. Kenneth Oshman
Business
9-Jul-1940 6-Aug-2011 CEO of Echelon, 1988-2009
Clarence Otis
Business
c. 1955   CEO of Darden Restaurants
William G. Ouchi
Educator
1943   Theory Z
Douglas H. Paal
Diplomat
?   Director, American Institute in Taiwan, 2002-06
David Packard
Business
7-Sep-1912 26-Mar-1996 Co-Founder of Hewlett-Packard
Larry Page
Business
26-Mar-1973   Co-Founder of Google
Elaine Pagels
Historian
13-Feb-1943   The Gnostic Gospels
Jack Palance
Actor
18-Feb-1919 10-Nov-2006 Performed one-handed push-ups
Scott E. Parazynski
Astronaut
28-Jul-1961   Shuttle astronaut, summited Everest
George G. C. Parker
Educator
c. 1939   Finance Professor Emeritus, Stanford
Bradford W. Parkinson
Engineer
16-Feb-1935   Global Positioning System
Frank Pastore
Radio Personality
21-Aug-1957   Talk radio host, former MLB pitcher
Elizabeth Paté-Cornell
Educator
17-Aug-1948   Risk analysis expert, Stanford professor
William J. Patterson
Business
27-Jan-1962 24-Sep-2010 SPO Partners & Co.
Alexander Payne
Film Director
10-Feb-1961   About Schmidt
Daniel Pearl
Journalist
10-Oct-1963 21-Feb-2002 Murdered Wall Street Journal reporter
George A. Peinado
Business
c. 1969   Madison Dearborn Partners
Gregory B. Penner
Business
c. 1970   Madrone Capital Partners
William J. Perry
Government
11-Oct-1927   US Secretary of Defense, 1994-97
Tom Peters
Author
7-Nov-1942   In Search of Excellence
Mark C. Pigott
Business
1954   CEO of PACCAR
Jim Pinkerton
Pundit
11-Mar-1958   Fox News Watch
Robert Pinsky
Poet
20-Oct-1940   US Poet Laureate, 1997-2000
Danny Pintauro
Actor
6-Jan-1976   Jonathan Bower on Who's the Boss?
Jane G. Pisano
Administrator
c. 1945   Natural History Museum of Los Angeles
James D. Plummer
Educator
3-Dec-1944   Dean of Stanford's Engineering School
Jim Plunkett
Football
5-Dec-1947   Superbowl MVP
Steve Poizner
Government
4-Jan-1957   California Insurance Commissioner
Jonathan Pollard
Spy
7-Aug-1954   Spied for Israel
John C. Porfilio
Judge
14-Oct-1934   10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1985-99
Kendall J. Powell
Business
c. 1954   CEO of General Mills
Susan Westerberg Prager
Educator
1942   Dean of UCLA Law School, 1982-98
Megyn Price
Actor
24-Mar-1971   Grounded for Life
Penny Pritzker
Business
1959   Founder, Hyatt Classic Residence
Frank Quattrone
Business
14-Oct-1955   The Prince of Silicon Valley
George Quist
Business
? 1982 Co-Founder, Hambrecht & Quist
Richard Rainwater
Business
1944   Billionaire investor
A. Barry Rand
Business
1945   CEO of Equitant, 2003-05
M. Ali Rashid
Business
c. 1976   Apollo Management
Dixy Lee Ray
Politician
3-Sep-1914 2-Jan-1994 Governor of Washington, 1977-81
Roy Raymond
Business
c. 1946 26-Aug-1993 Founder of Victoria's Secret
Harry Reasoner
Journalist
17-Apr-1923 6-Aug-1991 60 Minutes
Raj Reddy
Educator
13-Jun-1937   Professor of Computer Science, CMU
Chuck Reed
Politician
15-Aug-1948   Mayor of San Jose
William Rehnquist
Judge
1-Oct-1924 3-Sep-2005 US Chief Justice, 1986-2005
L. Rafael Reif
Educator
21-Aug-1950   President of MIT
William K. Reilly
Business
26-Jan-1940   EPA Administrator, 1989-93
J. Pedro Reinhard
Business
?   CFO of Dow Chemical, 1995-2005
Walden C. Rhines
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Mentor Graphics
Susan E. Rice
Diplomat
17-Nov-1964   US Ambassador to the UN
Burton Richter
Physicist
22-Mar-1931   Co-Discoverer of J/psi meson
Charles Richter
Scientist
26-Apr-1900 30-Sep-1985 Groundbreaking seismologist
Sally Ride
Astronaut
26-May-1951 23-Jul-2012 First American woman in space
Thomas Riley
Diplomat
1949   US Ambassador to Morocco
Ron Rivest
Computer Programmer
1947   The R in RSA
Jay Roach
Film Director
14-Jun-1957   Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
John D. Roach
Business
c. 1943   CEO of Stonegate International
Charles W. Robinson
Business
7-Sep-1919   Deputy Secretary of State, 1976-77
Joyce M. Roché
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Girls Incorporated
Sharon Percy Rockefeller
Business
10-Dec-1944   CEO of WETA Public Broadcasting
Johnathan A. Rodgers
Business
c. 1946   CEO of TV One
Richard Rodriguez
Essayist
31-Jul-1944   Hunger of Memory
Chase T. Rogers
Judge
12-Nov-1956   Connecticut Chief Justice
John M. Rogers
Judge
26-Jun-1948   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Will Rogers, Jr.
Actor
20-Oct-1911 10-Jul-1993 Son of Will Rogers
Heidi Roizen
Business
1958   Mobius Venture Capital
Anthony Romero
Activist
9-Jul-1965   ACLU Executive Director
Mitt Romney
Politician
12-Mar-1947   Governor of Massachusetts, 2003-07
John V. Roos
Attorney
14-Feb-1955   US Ambassador to Japan
Bob Rosburg
Golf
21-Oct-1926 14-May-2009 Winner, 1959 PGA Championship
Walter M. Rosebrough, Jr.
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Steris
Rex C. Ross
Business
c. 1944   Former Schlumberger executive
Marc Rotenberg
Activist
c. 1961   Electronic Privacy Information Center
Edward M. Rowell
Diplomat
31-Oct-1931   US Ambassador to Luxembourg, 1990-94
Pamela Ann Rymer
Judge
6-Jan-1941 21-Sep-2011 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1989-2011
Arthur J. Samberg
Business
c. 1941   Pequot Capital Management
Summer Sanders
TV Personality
13-Oct-1972   NBA Inside Stuff
Dick Sargent
Actor
19-Apr-1930 8-Jul-1994 Darrin #2 on Bewitched
Philip G. Satre
Business
c. 1949   CEO of Harrah's Entertainment, 1993-2003
Ben Savage
Actor
13-Sep-1980   Cory on Boy Meets World
Fred Savage
Actor
9-Jul-1976   The Wonder Years
Robert Sayre
Diplomat
18-Aug-1924   US Ambassador to Brazil, 1978-81
Robert Scheer
Columnist
4-Apr-1936   Former L.A. Times columnist
Adam Schiff
Politician
22-Jun-1960   Congressman, California 29th
John Patrick Schmitz
Government
1955   Washington lobbyist
Joseph E. Schmitz
Government
c. 1956   Pentagon Inspector General, 2002-05
Katharine Jefferts Schori
Religion
26-Mar-1954   Presiding Episcopal Bishop
Bernard A. Schriever
Military
14-Sep-1910 20-Jun-2005 US Air Force space program
Ted Schroeder
Tennis
20-Jul-1921 26-May-2006 Winner of 1949 Wimbledon
Jack W. Schuler
Business
c. 1941   President of Abbot Laboratories, 1987-89
Charles Schwab
Business
29-Jul-1937   Founded Charles Schwab & Co.
Susan Schwab
Government
23-Mar-1955   US Trade Representative
Dr. Gene Scott
Religion
14-Aug-1929 21-Feb-2005 Eccentric televangelist
Hal S. Scott
Educator
c. 1944   Professor, Harvard Law School
Robert Sedgewick
Computer Programmer
c. 1946   Algorithms
Jim Sensenbrenner
Politician
14-Jun-1943   Congressman, Wisconsin 5th
Oliver Seth
Judge
30-May-1915 27-Mar-1996 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1962-84
O. Griffith Sexton
Business
1944   Former investment banker, Morgan Stanley
Ajay B. Shah
Business
c. 1961   Co-Founder, Smart Modular Technologies
Michael E. Shannon
Business
c. 1936   CFO of Ecolab, 1984-2000
Marc J. Shapiro
Business
c. 1948   Vice Chairman of JP Morgan Chase, 1997-2003
K. Barry Sharpless
Chemist
28-Apr-1941   Chiral catalysts
Mayo A. Shattuck III
Business
1954   CEO of Constellation Energy Group
Stanley K. Sheinbaum
Activist
12-Jun-1920   Publisher, New Perspectives Quarterly
Robert N. Shelton
Educator
1948   President, University of Arizona
James G. Shennan, Jr.
Business
?   Trinity Ventures
Harry W. Shlaudeman
Diplomat
17-May-1926   US Ambassador to Nicaragua, 1990-92
Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Relative
10-Jul-1921 11-Aug-2009 Founder of the Special Olympics
Jennifer Siebel
Relative
19-Jun-1974   Wife of Gavin Newsom
Charles Simonyi
Computer Programmer
10-Sep-1948   Hungarian notation
Elizabeth A. Smith
Business
c. 1964   CEO of OSI Restaurant Partners
Kurtwood Smith
Actor
3-Jul-1943   Red on That 70's Show
R. J. Smith
Activist
?   Center for Private Conservation
Robert S. Smith
Judge
31-Aug-1944   Judge, NY Court of Appeals
A. Michael Spence
Economist
7-Nov-1943   Asymmetric markets
Ronald P. Spogli
Business
1948   US Ambassador to Italy
Barbara Stallings
Educator
c. 1944   Watson Institute for International Studies
William C. Steere, Jr.
Business
17-Jun-1936   CEO of Pfizer, 1991-2001
Dwight A. Steffensen
Business
c. 1944   Midrange Open Computing Alliance
Joel Stein
Columnist
23-Jul-1971   LA Times columnist
John Steinbeck
Novelist
27-Feb-1902 20-Dec-1968 The Grapes of Wrath
Nettie Stevens
Biologist
7-Jul-1861 4-May-1912 X and Y chromosomes
Kenneth E. Stinson
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Peter Kiewit Sons, 1998-2005
James Stockdale
Military
23-Dec-1923 5-Jul-2005 H. Ross Perot's would-be Vice President
Walter Stoessel
Diplomat
24-Jan-1920 9-Dec-1986 Ambassador to the USSR, Germany, Poland
Robert Stone
Novelist
21-Aug-1937   Dog Soldiers
Stephanie A. Streeter
Business
c. 1957   CEO of Banta Corporation, 2002-07
Edward W. Strong
Educator
1901 13-Jan-1990 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1961-65
Kerri Strug
Gymnastics
19-Nov-1977   Olympic gymnast, Magnificent Seven
Jane J. Su
Business
c. 1964   Blum Capital Partners
Aaron Swartz
Computer Programmer
8-Nov-1986 11-Jan-2013 Co-Inventor of RSS
J. Taft Symonds
Business
c. 1940   Tetra Technologies
David Sze
Business
c. 1966   Greylock Partners
George W. Tamke
Business
c. 1948   Partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Roscoe Tanner
Tennis
15-Oct-1951   Winner, 1977 Australian Open
James V. Taranik
Geologist
23-Apr-1940 21-Jun-2011 Desert Research Institute
Edward Tatum
Scientist
14-Dec-1909 7-Nov-1975 One gene, one enzyme theory
John B. Taylor
Economist
8-Dec-1946   Council of Economic Advisers, 1989-91
Richard E. Taylor
Physicist
2-Nov-1929   Verified existence of quarks
Frederick Terman
Scientist
7-Jun-1900 19-Dec-1982 Stanford Research Park
Peter Thiel
Business
11-Oct-1967   Co-Founder of PayPal
Kent J. Thiry
Business
c. 1956   CEO of DaVita
Richard L. Thompson
Business
c. 1940   Group President at Caterpillar, 1995-2004
Carolyn M. Ticknor
Business
c. 1947   President HP Printing Systems, 1991-2001
Ward J. Timken
Business
c. 1943   President, The Timken Foundation
William R. Timken, Jr.
Diplomat
c. 1938   US Ambassador to Germany
Michael Tolan
Actor
27-Nov-1924 31-Jan-2011 The Bold Ones
Timothy Tomlinson
Business
14-Feb-1950   Former Partner, Tomlinson Zisko
Donald B. Tresidder
Educator
7-Apr-1894 28-Jan-1948 President of Stanford University, 1943-48
Charles Trowbridge
Actor
10-Jan-1882 30-Oct-1967 The Great Lie
Edward Tufte
Author
14-Mar-1942   The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Mary Jean Crenshaw Tully
Activist
15-Dec-1925 27-Dec-2003 Feminism activist
Victor W. Turner
Anthropologist
28-May-1920 1983 The Drums of Affliction
Scott Turow
Novelist
12-Apr-1949   Presumed Innocent
Robert H. Tuttle
Diplomat
4-Aug-1943   US Ambassador to the UK, 2005-09
James R. Ukropina
Attorney
1937   Former Partner, O'Melveny & Myers
Lynn M. Utter
Business
c. 1962   President, Knoll North America
John Van de Kamp
Government
1936   Attorney General of California, 1982-91
Kirk Varnedoe
Curator
19-Jan-1946 15-Aug-2003 Curator at MOMA, 1988-2001
Mike Vaska
Activist
1960   Discovery Institute
John Vlissides
Computer Programmer
2-Aug-1961 24-Nov-2005 Author number 4 of the Gang of Four
Mike Volpi
Business
c. 1966   CEO of Joost
William R. Voss
Business
c. 1954   Lake Pacific Partners
Doug Walgren
Politician
28-Dec-1940   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1977-91
Olene Walker
Politician
15-Nov-1930   Governor of Utah, 2003-05
Kerri Walsh
Sports Figure
15-Aug-1978   Top beach volleyball player
Jane L. Warner
Business
c. 1948   Illinois Tool Works executive
Kevin M. Warsh
Economist
13-Apr-1970   Federal Reserve Governor, 2006-11
Tom Watson
Golf
4-Sep-1949   Three-time Vardon Trophy winner
Earl Anthony Wayne
Diplomat
c. 1950   US Ambassador to Argentina, 2006-09
Doodles Weaver
Radio Personality
11-May-1911 17-Jan-1983 Professor Feetlebaum
Sigourney Weaver
Actor
8-Oct-1949   Alien
Walter L. Weisman
Business
c. 1935   American Medical International
Katharine Weymouth
Publisher
c. 1966   Washington Post publisher
Miles D. White
Business
1955   CEO of Abbott Laboratories
Carl E. Wieman
Physicist
26-Mar-1951   Bose-Einstein Condensates
James B. Wigdale
Business
c. 1937   CEO of Marshall & Ilsley, 1992-2001
Ray Lyman Wilbur
Educator
13-Apr-1875 26-Jun-1949 President of Stanford University, 1916-43
Anré D. Williams
Business
c. 1964   EVP at American Express
Oliver E. Williamson
Economist
27-Sep-1932   Transaction cost economics
Frances E. Willis
Diplomat
20-May-1899 1983 First Female US Ambassador
Kenneth G. Wilson
Physicist
8-Jun-1936   Second-order phase transitions
William Julius Wilson
Sociologist
20-Dec-1935   Poverty in America's inner cities
Jerry Wind
Educator
c. 1939   Director, SEI Center, Wharton
Timothy E. Wirth
Politician
22-Sep-1939   US Senator from Colorado, 1987-93
Reese Witherspoon
Actor
22-Mar-1976   Legally Blonde
Tobias Wolff
Author
19-Jun-1945   The Barracks Thief
David Wolman
Journalist
c. 1974   The End of Money
Joan B. Woodard
Scientist
c. 1951   EVP at Sandia National Laboratories
Tiger Woods
Golf
30-Dec-1975   Greatest living golfer
James Woolsey
Government
21-Sep-1941   CIA Director, 1993-95
Suzanne H. Woolsey
Business
c. 1942   National Academies
Hank Worden
Actor
23-Jul-1901 6-Dec-1992 The Searchers
Donald R. Wright
Judge
2-Feb-1907 21-Mar-1985 California Chief Justice, 1970-77
Mickey Wright
Golf
14-Feb-1935   Winner of 13 Majors
Julie A. Wrigley
Business
c. 1949   Wrigley Investments, LLC
David Wu
Politician
8-Apr-1955   Congressman from Oregon, 1999-2011
Ron Wyden
Politician
3-May-1949   US Senator from Oregon
Jerry Yang
Business
6-Nov-1968   Co-Founder of Yahoo
David B. Yoffie
Business
?   Competing on Internet Time
Michael T. Yonker
Business
1942   CEO of Portec, 1988-98
John A. Young
Business
24-Apr-1932   CEO of Hewlett Packard, 1978-92
Gideon Yu
Business
c. 1971   CFO of Facebook, 2007-09
Lorenzo H. Zambrano
Business
1945   CEO of Cemex
Richard D. Zanuck
Film/TV Producer
13-Dec-1934 13-Jul-2012 Driving Miss Daisy
Ed Zschau
Politician
6-Jan-1940   Congressman from California, 1983-87

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Chinua Achebe
Novelist
16-Nov-1930 22-Mar-2013 Things Fall Apart
Jonathan S. Adelstein
Government
1962   FCC Commissioner
Kenneth J. Arrow
Economist
23-Aug-1921   Social Choice and Individual Values
Albert Bandura
Psychologist
4-Dec-1925   Bobo doll experiments
Paul A. Baran
Economist
8-Dec-1910 26-Mar-1964 Marxist economist
Craig R. Barrett
Business
29-Aug-1939   Chairman of Intel
Gregory Bateson
Anthropologist
9-May-1904 4-Jul-1980 Steps to an Ecology of Mind
George Beadle
Scientist
22-Oct-1903 9-Jun-1989 One gene, one enzyme theory
Paul Berg
Chemist
30-Jun-1926   Pioneer in recombinant DNA
Ben Bernanke
Economist
13-Dec-1953   Federal Reserve Chairman
Wendell Berry
Author
5-Aug-1934   A Place on Earth
Gerd Binnig
Physicist
20-Jul-1947   Co-Inventor, scanning tunneling microscope
Rose Bird
Judge
2-Nov-1936 4-Dec-1999 California Chief Justice, 1977-87
David H. Blackwell
Mathematician
24-Apr-1919 8-Jul-2010 Bayesian statistics
Felix Bloch
Physicist
23-Oct-1905 10-Sep-1983 Nuclear magnetic resonance
Michael J. Boskin
Economist
23-Sep-1945   Economics Professor at Stanford
Albert H. Bowker
Educator
8-Sep-1919 20-Jan-2008 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1971-80
Paul D. Boyer
Chemist
31-Jul-1918   ATP process
Karl Brandt
Economist
9-Jan-1899 8-Jul-1975 Council of Economic Advisers, 1958-61
Rodney Brooks
Scientist
30-Dec-1954   Robotics and artificial intelligence researcher
Luther Burbank
Botanist
7-Mar-1849 11-Apr-1926 Botanist and plant breeder
Frank Cady
Actor
8-Sep-1915 8-Jun-2012 Sam Drucker on Green Acres
Tom Campbell
Politician
14-Aug-1952   Congressman from California, 1995-2001
Gerhard Casper
Educator
25-Dec-1937   President of Stanford University, 1992-2000
Vint Cerf
Scientist
23-Jun-1943   Co-Designed Internet's TCP-IP protocol
Jerome Charyn
Novelist
13-May-1937   The Good Policeman
Steven Chu
Physicist
28-Feb-1948   US Secretary of Energy
Jim Clark
Business
1944   Co-Founder of SGI and Netscape
G. Wayne Clough
Educator
c. 1942   Secretary of the Smithsonian
Stanley N. Cohen
Biologist
17-Feb-1935   Recombinant DNA
Robert X. Cringely
Journalist
c. 1953   Computer pundit I, Cringely
Richard Danzig
Government
8-Sep-1944   US Secretary of the Navy, 1998-2001
Donald Davidson
Philosopher
6-Mar-1917 30-Aug-2003 Actions, Reasons And Causes
Joseph S. Davis
Economist
5-Nov-1885 1975 Council of Economic Advisers, 1955-58
Persi Diaconis
Mathematician
31-Jan-1945   Science of random numbers
Larry Diamond
Government
2-Oct-1951   Foreign policy expert
Lloyd H. Donnell
Engineer
20-May-1895 7-Nov-1997 Donnell's thin shell theory
Sidney D. Drell
Physicist
13-Sep-1926   In the Shadow of the Bomb
William F. Durand
Engineer
5-Mar-1859 9-Aug-1958 National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
Paul R. Ehrlich
Scientist
29-May-1932   The Population Bomb
John Hart Ely
Scholar
3-Dec-1938 25-Oct-2003 Democracy and Distrust
John Etchemendy
Educator
1952   Provost of Stanford University
Daniel A. Farber
Educator
16-Jul-1950   Retained by the People
Andrew Z. Fire
Scientist
27-Apr-1959   RNA interference
Paul J. Flory
Chemist
19-Jun-1910 9-Sep-1985 Studied polymers
Hector Garcia-Molina
Educator
c. 1954   Stanford EECS Professor
John W. Gardner
Administrator
8-Oct-1912 16-Feb-2002 Founder of Common Cause
Geoffrey Garrett
Educator
c. 1958   President of the Pacific Council
Owen K. Garriott
Astronaut
22-Nov-1930   Skylab, Spacelab astronaut
Alice P. Gast
Educator
25-May-1958   President, Lehigh University
Sheldon Glashow
Physicist
5-Dec-1932   Electroweak Theory
Ronald Graham
Mathematician
31-Oct-1935   Mathematician, Computer Scientist
Jennifer Granick
Attorney
1969   Cyber lawyer
Sanford J. Grossman
Business
21-Jul-1953   CEO of Quantitative Financial Strategies
Joseph A. Grundfest
Attorney
8-Sep-1951   Stanford law professor
Ian Hacking
Philosopher
18-Feb-1936   The Taming of Chance
Theodor W. Hänsch
Physicist
30-Oct-1941   Quantum optics
George Russell Harrison
Physicist
14-Jul-1898 27-Jul-1979 Echelle spectrograph
Martin Hellman
Inventor
2-Oct-1945   Public key cryptographer
John L. Hennessy
Educator
c. 1953   President of Stanford University
Peter Blair Henry
Economist
30-Jul-1969   Dean, Stern School of Business
Roderick M. Hills
Politician
9-Mar-1931   SEC Chairman, 1975-77
Nicholas J. Hoff
Engineer
3-Jan-1906 4-Aug-1997 Aluminum in aircraft design
Robert Hofstadter
Physicist
5-Feb-1915 17-Nov-1990 Size, shape, and structure of neutrons and protons
Hendrik S. Houthakker
Economist
31-Dec-1924 15-Apr-2008 Council of Economic Advisers, 1969-71
Irving Howe
Critic
11-Jun-1920 5-May-1993 Editor of Dissent
Joel Hyatt
Attorney
c. 1950   Hyatt Legal Services
Daniel Kahneman
Psychologist
5-Mar-1934   The psychology of economics
Pamela S. Karlan
Scholar
1959   Constitutional and legal scholar
Henry W. Kendall
Physicist
9-Dec-1926 15-Feb-1999 Verified existence of quarks
Donald Kennedy
Educator
18-Aug-1931   Editor-in-Chief of Science
Nan Keohane
Scholar
18-Sep-1940   Political scientist
Robert O. Keohane
Scholar
3-Oct-1941   After Hegemony
Donald E. Knuth
Computer Programmer
10-Jan-1938   The Art of Computer Programming
Arthur Kornberg
Scientist
3-Mar-1918 26-Oct-2007 Synthesized DNA
Roger D. Kornberg
Scientist
24-Apr-1947   Molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription
Stephen Krasner
Educator
15-Feb-1942   State Dept Policy Planning Dir., 2005-07
Paul Krugman
Columnist
28-Feb-1953   New York Times columnist/economist
Robert B. Laughlin
Physicist
1-Nov-1950   Fractional quantum Hall effect
Edward Lazear
Economist
1948   Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors
Joshua Lederberg
Biologist
23-May-1925 2-Feb-2008 Genetic properties of bacteria
Lawrence Lessig
Attorney
3-Jun-1961   Constitutional and internet law
David E. Liddle
Business
c. 1947   Metaphor Computer Systems
Seymour M. Lipset
Sociologist
18-Mar-1922 31-Dec-2006 American Exceptionalism
Arthur O. Lovejoy
Historian
10-Oct-1873 30-Dec-1962 The Great Chain of Being
Richard W. Lyman
Educator
18-Oct-1923 27-May-2012 President of Stanford University, 1971-80
Modesto A. Maidique
Educator
20-Mar-1940   President, Florida International University
John Markoff
Journalist
24-Oct-1949   New York Times computer guy
John McCarthy
Computer Programmer
4-Sep-1927 24-Oct-2011 Created LISP programming language
Mark McClellan
Government
26-Jun-1963   Medicare Chief
Michael McFaul
Diplomat
1-Oct-1963   US Ambassador to Russia
Teresa H. Meng
Business
c. 1961   Co-Founder, Atheros Communications
Bob Metcalfe
Business
1946   Co-Inventor of Ethernet
Diane Middlebrook
Author
16-Apr-1939 15-Dec-2007 Biographer of Anne Sexton
Ferid Murad
Scientist
14-Sep-1936   Nitric oxide as a cardiovascular signal
Michael Novak
Religion
9-Sep-1933   The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism
Frank O'Connor
Author
17-Sep-1903 10-Mar-1966 Guests of the Nation
Michel Oksenberg
Scholar
12-Oct-1938 22-Feb-2001 Leading sinologist
Douglas D. Osheroff
Physicist
1-Aug-1945   Superfluidity of helium-3
William G. Ouchi
Educator
1943   Theory Z
George Pake
Scientist
1-Apr-1924 4-Mar-2004 First director of Xerox PARC
Pief Panofsky
Physicist
24-Apr-1919 24-Sep-2007 Stanford Linear Accelerator
George G. C. Parker
Educator
c. 1939   Finance Professor Emeritus, Stanford
Bradford W. Parkinson
Engineer
16-Feb-1935   Global Positioning System
Elizabeth Paté-Cornell
Educator
17-Aug-1948   Risk analysis expert, Stanford professor
Linus Pauling
Chemist
28-Feb-1901 19-Aug-1994 Scientist and peacenik
Martin L. Perl
Physicist
24-Jun-1927   Discovered the tau lepton
William J. Perry
Government
11-Oct-1927   US Secretary of Defense, 1994-97
James D. Plummer
Educator
3-Dec-1944   Dean of Stanford's Engineering School
Mary Lake Polan
Doctor
c. 1943   OG Professor at Stanford
Katherine Anne Porter
Author
15-May-1890 18-Sep-1980 Ship of Fools
Richard Posner
Judge
11-Jan-1939   7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Joseph W. Prueher
Diplomat
25-Nov-1942   US Ambassador to China, 1999-2001
Jef Raskin
Computer Programmer
9-Mar-1943 26-Feb-2005 Designed Macintosh human interface
Raj Reddy
Educator
13-Jun-1937   Professor of Computer Science, CMU
Condoleezza Rice
Government
14-Nov-1954   US Secretary of State, 2005-09
Adrienne Rich
Poet
16-May-1929 27-Mar-2012 An Atlas of the Difficult World
Burton Richter
Physicist
22-Mar-1931   Co-Discoverer of J/psi meson
Richard Rorty
Philosopher
4-Oct-1931 8-Jun-2007 Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature
Roger W. Sant
Business
c. 1930   Billionaire, AES
Thomas J. Sargent
Economist
19-Jul-1943   Rational expectations theory
Arthur L. Schawlow
Physicist
5-May-1921 28-Apr-1999 Laser spectroscopy
Myron S. Scholes
Economist
1-Jul-1941   Black-Scholes options pricing model
Melvin Schwartz
Physicist
2-Nov-1932 28-Aug-2006 Researcher of neutrinos
William F. Sharpe
Economist
16-Jun-1934   Capital asset pricing model
K. Barry Sharpless
Chemist
28-Apr-1941   Chiral catalysts
Kathryn L. Shaw
Economist
c. 1954   Council of Economic Advisers, 1999-2001
Stanley K. Sheinbaum
Activist
12-Jun-1920   Publisher, New Perspectives Quarterly
William Shockley
Physicist
13-Feb-1910 12-Aug-1989 Co-Inventor of the transistor
John Shoven
Economist
1947   Stanford economist
Thomas W. Simons
Diplomat
4-Sep-1938   US Ambassador to Pakistan, 1995-98
Anna Deavere Smith
Actor
18-Sep-1950   Nancy McNally on The West Wing
Vernon L. Smith
Economist
1-Jan-1927   Experimental economics
Joseph T. Sneed
Judge
21-Jul-1920 9-Feb-2008 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1973-87
Ezra Solomon
Economist
20-Mar-1920 9-Dec-2002 Council of Economic Advisers, 1971-73
A. Michael Spence
Economist
7-Nov-1943   Asymmetric markets
Wallace Stegner
Author
18-Feb-1909 13-Apr-1993 The Angle of Repose
Joseph Stiglitz
Economist
9-Feb-1943   Ex-Chief Economist of the World Bank
James Stockdale
Military
23-Dec-1923 5-Jul-2005 H. Ross Perot's would-be Vice President
Kathleen Sullivan
Scholar
20-Aug-1955   Scholar of constitutional law
Robert J. Swieringa
Educator
c. 1942   Dean of Johnson School at Cornell
Raymond Tanter
Scholar
?   Iran Policy Committee founder
Edward Tatum
Scientist
14-Dec-1909 7-Nov-1975 One gene, one enzyme theory
Henry Taube
Chemist
30-Nov-1915 16-Nov-2005 Mechanisms of electron transfer
John B. Taylor
Economist
8-Dec-1946   Council of Economic Advisers, 1989-91
Richard E. Taylor
Physicist
2-Nov-1929   Verified existence of quarks
Frederick Terman
Scientist
7-Jun-1900 19-Dec-1982 Stanford Research Park
Lewis Terman
Psychologist
15-Jan-1877 21-Dec-1956 Intelligence tests
Sebastian Thrun
Scientist
1967   Stanford AI Laboratory
Stephen Timoshenko
Engineer
23-Dec-1878 29-May-1972 Mechanical engineering professor at Stanford
Scott Turow
Novelist
12-Apr-1949   Presumed Innocent
James Van Horne
Educator
c. 1935   Economics Professor, Stanford
Thorstein Veblen
Economist
30-Jul-1857 3-Aug-1929 The Theory of the Leisure Class
Abraham Verghese
Doctor
30-May-1955   My Own Country
Peter C. Wendell
Business
c. 1950   Venture capitalist, Sierra Ventures
Clifton R. Wharton, Jr.
Business
13-Sep-1926   CEO of TIAA-CREF, 1987-92
Ray Lyman Wilbur
Educator
13-Apr-1875 26-Jun-1949 President of Stanford University, 1916-43
Terry Winograd
Scientist
24-Feb-1946   Understanding Natural Language
Niklaus Wirth
Computer Programmer
15-Feb-1934   Inventor of Pascal, Modula-2
Tobias Wolff
Author
19-Jun-1945   The Barracks Thief
Hans Zinsser
Scientist
17-Nov-1878 4-Sep-1940 Typhus vaccine

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Herbert M. Allison
Business
24-Aug-1943   CEO of TIAA-CREF, 2002-08
Kenneth J. Bacon
Business
c. 1954   EVP at Fannie Mae
Robert Bass
Business
c. 1948   Billionaire
Stephen D. Bechtel
Business
24-Sep-1900 14-Mar-1989 Ran Bechtel from 1936-60
Paul Berg
Chemist
30-Jun-1926   Pioneer in recombinant DNA
Jeffrey L. Bewkes
Business
25-May-1952   CEO of Time Warner
Albert H. Bowker
Educator
8-Sep-1919 20-Jan-2008 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1971-80
John E. Bryson
Business
24-Jul-1943   US Secretary of Commerce, 2011-12
Louise H. Bryson
Business
c. 1944   Chairman of Getty Trust
Mariann Byerwalter
Business
c. 1960   JDN Corporate Advisory
Richard G. Capen
Publisher
c. 1935   US Ambassador to Spain, 1992-93
Gerhard Casper
Educator
25-Dec-1937   President of Stanford University, 1992-2000
Steven Chu
Physicist
28-Feb-1948   US Secretary of Energy
Deborah A. Coleman
Business
c. 1952   SmartForest Ventures
James G. Coulter
Business
c. 1959   Billionaire, Texas Pacific Group
John J. Danilovich
Diplomat
1950   US Ambassador to Costa Rica, 2001-04
John Donahoe
Business
c. 1960   CEO of eBay
John Hart Ely
Scholar
3-Dec-1938 25-Oct-2003 Democracy and Distrust
John Etchemendy
Educator
1952   Provost of Stanford University
Richard D. Fairbank
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Capital One
Doris F. Fisher
Business
1932   Co-Founder of The Gap
Peter T. Francis
Business
c. 1953   J. M. Huber Corporation
Bradford M. Freeman
Business
1942   Freeman Spogli & Co.
Bill Frist
Politician
22-Feb-1952   US Senate Majority Leader, 2003-07
Hector Garcia-Molina
Educator
c. 1954   Stanford EECS Professor
John W. Gardner
Administrator
8-Oct-1912 16-Feb-2002 Founder of Common Cause
Ronald E. Goldsberry
Business
12-Sep-1942   Former VP, Ford
Ira D. Hall
Business
c. 1945   Utendahl Capital Management
Bill Halter
Politician
30-Nov-1960   Lt. Governor of Arkansas
John L. Hennessy
Educator
c. 1953   President of Stanford University
Robert Hofstadter
Physicist
5-Feb-1915 17-Nov-1990 Size, shape, and structure of neutrons and protons
David Starr Jordan
Biologist
19-Jan-1851 19-Sep-1931 Fishes of North and Middle America
Robert L. Joss
Educator
c. 1941   Dean, Stanford Business School
Donald Kennedy
Educator
18-Aug-1931   Editor-in-Chief of Science
Lawrence A. Kimpton
Educator
7-Oct-1910 1-Nov-1977 Chancellor, University of Chicago, 1951-60
Joan F. Lane
Business
c. 1928   Stanford University booster
Goodwin Liu
Attorney
1970   Boalt Hall law professor
Ann M. Livermore
Business
c. 1958   HP Technology Solutions Group
Richard W. Lyman
Educator
18-Oct-1923 27-May-2012 President of Stanford University, 1971-80
William J. Madia
Scientist
c. 1948   Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
Michael G. McCaffery
Business
c. 1953   Makena Capital Management
John McCarthy
Computer Programmer
4-Sep-1927 24-Oct-2011 Created LISP programming language
Susan McCaw
Diplomat
c. 1962   US Ambassador to Austria, 2005-07
Michael W. McConnell
Attorney
18-May-1955   Stanford Constitutional Law Center
Michael McFaul
Diplomat
1-Oct-1963   US Ambassador to Russia
Doyle McManus
Journalist
c. 1952   LA Times Washington bureau chief
Diane Middlebrook
Author
16-Apr-1939 15-Dec-2007 Biographer of Anne Sexton
Theodore R. Mitchell
Administrator
c. 1956   President of Occidental College, 1999-2005
Carlos R. Moreno
Judge
4-Nov-1948   Justice, California Supreme Court
John P. Morgridge
Business
23-Jul-1933   CEO of Cisco, 1988-95
Woodrow A. Myers, Jr.
Doctor
14-Feb-1954   EVP at Wellpoint, 2000-05
Luis G. Nogales
Business
c. 1944   CEO of UPI, 1984-86
Denise M. O'Leary
Business
c. 1957   Former Partner, Menlo Ventures
Charles Ogletree
Attorney
31-Dec-1952   Law professor
George G. C. Parker
Educator
c. 1939   Finance Professor Emeritus, Stanford
Elizabeth Paté-Cornell
Educator
17-Aug-1948   Risk analysis expert, Stanford professor
Martin L. Perl
Physicist
24-Jun-1927   Discovered the tau lepton
Kenneth S. Pitzer
Chemist
6-Jan-1914 26-Dec-1997 President of Rice University, 1961-68
James D. Plummer
Educator
3-Dec-1944   Dean of Stanford's Engineering School
Susan Westerberg Prager
Educator
1942   Dean of UCLA Law School, 1982-98
Condoleezza Rice
Government
14-Nov-1954   US Secretary of State, 2005-09
Burton Richter
Physicist
22-Mar-1931   Co-Discoverer of J/psi meson
Tony Ridder
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Knight Ridder, 1995-2006
Sharon Percy Rockefeller
Business
10-Dec-1944   CEO of WETA Public Broadcasting
Edward B. Rust, Jr.
Business
3-Aug-1950   CEO of State Farm Insurance
Pamela Ann Rymer
Judge
6-Jan-1941 21-Sep-2011 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1989-2011
Philip G. Satre
Business
c. 1949   CEO of Harrah's Entertainment, 1993-2003
Charles Schwab
Business
29-Jul-1937   Founded Charles Schwab & Co.
Mayo A. Shattuck III
Business
1954   CEO of Constellation Energy Group
Walter Shorenstein
Business
23-Feb-1915 24-Jun-2010 San Francisco real estate mogul
A. Michael Spence
Economist
7-Nov-1943   Asymmetric markets
Ronald P. Spogli
Business
1948   US Ambassador to Italy
Leland Stanford
Business
9-Mar-1824 21-Jun-1893 Founder of Stanford University
Kathleen Sullivan
Scholar
20-Aug-1955   Scholar of constitutional law
Frederick Terman
Scientist
7-Jun-1900 19-Dec-1982 Stanford Research Park
Peter Thiel
Business
11-Oct-1967   Co-Founder of PayPal
Sebastian Thrun
Scientist
1967   Stanford AI Laboratory
William R. Timken, Jr.
Diplomat
c. 1938   US Ambassador to Germany
Donald B. Tresidder
Educator
7-Apr-1894 28-Jan-1948 President of Stanford University, 1943-48
James R. Ukropina
Attorney
1937   Former Partner, O'Melveny & Myers
James Van Horne
Educator
c. 1935   Economics Professor, Stanford
Ray Lyman Wilbur
Educator
13-Apr-1875 26-Jun-1949 President of Stanford University, 1916-43
Jerry Yang
Business
6-Nov-1968   Co-Founder of Yahoo
Lorenzo H. Zambrano
Business
1945   CEO of Cemex

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Brian Billick
Football
28-Feb-1954   Head Coach, Baltimore Ravens, 1999-2007
Walter Camp
Football
7-Apr-1859 14-Mar-1925 Father of American football
Jack Christiansen
Football
20-Dec-1928 29-Jun-1986 NFL Hall of Famer, coach
Tom Davis
Basketball
3-Dec-1938   Iowa Hawkeyes Head Coach, 1986-99
Jim Fassel
Football
31-Aug-1949   NY Giants Head Coach, 1997-2003
Walt Harris
Football
9-Nov-1946   Former NCAA coach
Tom Holmoe
Football
7-Mar-1960   BYU Athletic Director
Mike Montgomery
Basketball
27-Feb-1947   UC Berkeley Head Coach
Mike Nolan
Football
7-Mar-1959   Head Coach, San Francisco 49ers
Bruce Pearl
Basketball
18-Mar-1960   Former Head Coach, University of Tennessee
Clark Shaughnessy
Football
6-Mar-1892 15-May-1970 Invented football T-Formation
Bill Walsh
Football
30-Nov-1931 30-Jul-2007 49ers Head Coach, 1979-88
Pop Warner
Football
5-Apr-1871 7-Sep-1954 Coach and kids' football namesake
Mike White
Football
4-Jan-1936   Fighting Illini Head Coach, 1980-87
Tyrone Willingham
Football
30-Dec-1953   Head Football Coach, Washington Huskies
Fielding H. Yost
Football
30-Apr-1871 20-Apr-1946 Legendary UMich Head Coach


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