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University of California at Berkeley

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Berkeley, CA

Founding Date:
23-Mar-1868

Team:
Golden Bears

Mascot:
Oski

Radio Station:
KALX 90.7

Enrollment:
33,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Louis Adamic
Author
23-Mar-1899 4-Sep-1951 Laughing in the Jungle
Scott Adams
Cartoonist
8-Jun-1957   Creator, Dilbert
Ilesanmi Adesida
Educator
c. 1949   Dean, College of Engineering, UIUC
Larry Agran
Politician
2-Feb-1945   Twice Mayor of Irvine, California
David Allen
Author
28-Dec-1945   Getting Things Done
A. R. Ammons
Poet
18-Feb-1926 25-Feb-2001 Sphere
Tom Anderson
Business
13-Oct-1975   Co-Founder of MySpace
David R. Andrews
Business
c. 1942   General Counsel at Pepsi, 2002-04
Brent R. Appel
Judge
c. 1951   Justice, Iowa Supreme Court
Werner Arber
Scientist
3-Jun-1929   Restriction enzymes (DNA cleavage)
Daniel I. Arnon
Biologist
14-Nov-1910 20-Dec-1994 Photophosphorylation
Alfred L. Atherton
Diplomat
22-Nov-1921 30-Oct-2002 US Ambassador to Egypt, 1979-83
Harold D. Babcock
Astronomer
24-Jan-1882 8-Apr-1968 Solar radiation
Horace W. Babcock
Astronomer
13-Sep-1912 29-Aug-2003 Adaptive optics and the Babcock Model
Kathleen M. Bader
Business
c. 1951   Former Dow Chemical executive
Zoë Baird
Government
20-Jun-1952   Atty Gen. nominee, thwarted by Nannygate
Kathy Baker
Actor
8-Jun-1950   Picket Fences
Mitchell Baker
Activist
c. 1957   Mozilla Foundation
R. H. Barlow
Author
18-May-1918 2-Jan-1951 Literary executor of H. P. Lovecraft
John Battelle
Blogger
4-Nov-1965   The Industry Standard
Frank E. Baxter
Business
c. 1938   CEO of Jefferies & Company, 1987-2000
Susan B. Bayh
Attorney
28-Nov-1959   Water Treaty Act
Stephen D. Bechtel
Business
24-Sep-1900 14-Mar-1989 Ran Bechtel from 1936-60
Brian Behlendorf
Computer Programmer
30-Mar-1973   Author of Apache web server
Melvin Belli
Attorney
29-Jul-1907 9-Jul-1996 The King of Torts
Douglas J. Bennet
Educator
23-Jun-1938   President of Wesleyan University, 1995-2007
Ezra Taft Benson
Religion
4-Aug-1899 30-May-1994 President of the Mormon Church, 1985-94
Jeffrey S. Berg
Business
c. 1947   CEO, International Creative Management
Daniel J. Bernstein
Computer Programmer
29-Oct-1971   Bernstein v. United States
Frederick M. Bernthal
Administrator
10-Jan-1943   President, Universities Research Association
Marsha S. Berzon
Judge
17-Apr-1945   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Head of State
5-Jan-1928 4-Apr-1979 Head of Pakistan, hanged
Hiram Bingham
Politician
19-Nov-1875 6-Jun-1956 US Senator, discovered Machu Picchu
Matt Biondi
Swimmer
8-Oct-1965   Competitive swimmer, 10 Olympic medals
Rose Bird
Judge
2-Nov-1936 4-Dec-1999 California Chief Justice, 1977-87
Bill Bixby
Actor
22-Jan-1934 21-Nov-1993 David Banner on The Incredible Hulk
Joan Blades
Activist
c. 1956   Cofounder of MoveOn.org
Julia Chang Bloch
Diplomat
1942   US Ambassador to Nepal, 1989
Richard C. Blum
Business
c. 1936   Husband of Dianne Feinstein
W. Michael Blumenthal
Government
3-Jan-1926   US Secretary of the Treasury, 1977-79
David Bohm
Physicist
20-Dec-1917 29-Oct-1992 Particle physicist
Kyle Boller
Football
17-Jun-1981   Baltimore Ravens QB
Max Boot
Columnist
1969   Conservative pundit
Michael J. Boskin
Economist
23-Sep-1945   Economics Professor at Stanford
Charles R. Bowers
Diplomat
26-May-1940   US Ambassador to Bolivia, 1991-94
Fletcher Bowron
Politician
13-Aug-1887 11-Sep-1968 Mayor of Los Angeles, 1938-53
Lloyd Bridges
Actor
15-Jan-1913 10-Mar-1998 Airplane!
Kenneth C. Brill
Diplomat
1947   US Ambassador to the IAEA, 2001-04
David Brock
Journalist
23-Jul-1962   Blinded by the Right
Golden Brooks
Actor
1-Dec-1970   Maya Wilkes on Girlfriends
Dirk Brouwer
Astronomer
1-Sep-1902 31-Jan-1966 Celestial mechanics
Jerry Brown
Politician
7-Apr-1938   Governor of California
Lee P. Brown
Politician
4-Oct-1937   Mayor of Houston, 1998-2004
Michael E. Brown
Astronomer
c. 1965   Explorer of trans-Neptunian space
H. Monroe Browne
Diplomat
9-May-1917 13-Jun-2006 US Ambassador to New Zealand, 1981-85
Bill Budge
Computer Programmer
c. 1954   Programmed Raster Blaster
Don Budge
Tennis
13-Jun-1915 26-Jan-2000 First ever to win Grand Slam
M. Anthony Burns
Business
1-Nov-1942   CEO of Ryder System, 1983-2000
Peter Camejo
Activist
31-Dec-1939 13-Sep-2008 Persistent Green Party candidate
Harold Camping
Religion
19-Jul-1921   Keeps predicting the end of world
Fritjof Capra
Physicist
1-Feb-1939   The Tao of Physics
Walter L. Carpeneti
Judge
1-Dec-1945   Justice, Alaska Supreme Court
Stanley Cavell
Philosopher
1-Sep-1926   Professor of Aesthetics, Harvard
Thomas R. Cech
Chemist
8-Dec-1947   Proved enzyme role of RNA
Lee A. Chaden
Business
c. 1941   Chairman of Hanesbrands, 2006-08
Owen Chamberlain
Physicist
10-Jul-1920 28-Feb-2006 Co-Discoverer of the antiproton
Brandi Chastain
Soccer
21-Jul-1968   Pioneer of sports-bra exhibitionism
Peter Chernin
Business
29-May-1951   President of News Corporation
John Cho
Actor
16-Jun-1972   Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
Rachelle B. Chong
Government
1959   FCC Commissioner, 1994-97
Steven Chu
Physicist
28-Feb-1948   US Secretary of Energy
Beverly Cleary
Author
12-Apr-1916   Children's author, Ramona Quimby series
G. Wayne Clough
Educator
c. 1942   Secretary of the Smithsonian
George D. Clyde
Politician
21-Jul-1898 2-Apr-1972 Governor of Utah, 1957-65
David X. Cohen
Film/TV Producer
c. 1966   Simpsons, Futurama producer
Peter Collier
Publisher
?   Encounter Books
Philip M. Condit
Business
2-Aug-1941   CEO of Boeing, 1996-2003
Edward Condon
Physicist
2-Mar-1902 26-Mar-1974 Quantum Mechanics
Robert D. Coombe
Educator
c. 1948   Chancellor, University of Denver
Stewart Copeland
Drummer
16-Jul-1952   Drummer for The Police
Frederick G. Cottrell
Inventor
10-Jan-1877 16-Nov-1948 Smokestack filters to fight pollution
Henry Cowell
Composer
11-Mar-1897 10-Dec-1965 New Musical Resources
Molly J. Coye
Business
c. 1946   Founder, Health Technology Center
L. Dale Crandall
Business
c. 1941   President and COO of Kaiser Health, 2000-02
Edward H. Crane
Activist
c. 1944   Founder, Cato Institute
Donald T. Critchlow
Historian
18-May-1948   The Conservative Ascendancy
Charles Crocker
Business
c. 1939   Crocker Capital
Charles K. Crovitz
Business
c. 1953   EVP at Gap, 1998-2003
Robert F. Curl, Jr.
Chemist
23-Aug-1933   Co-Discovered fullerines
Malcolm R. Currie
Business
13-Mar-1927   CEO of Hughes Aircraft, 1988-92
Edward Dahlberg
Author
22-Jul-1900 27-Feb-1977 Because I Was Flesh
John G. Danhakl
Business
c. 1956   Leonard Green & Partners
Drew Daniel
Electronic Musician
1971   Half of Matmos
Patrice M. Daniels
Business
c. 1961   Blue Sky Advisors
Ruth A. Davis
Diplomat
28-Mar-1942   US Ambassador to Benin, 1992-95
Susan Davis
Politician
13-Apr-1944   Congresswoman, California 53rd
Roxann Dawson
Actor
11-Sep-1958   B'Elanna on Star Trek: Voyager
Ron Dellums
Politician
24-Nov-1935   Mayor of Oakland, 2007-11
Susan Desmond-Hellmann
Doctor
1958   Chancellor of UCSF
Sara Diamond
Sociologist
28-Nov-1958   Spiritual Warfare
Joan Didion
Author
5-Dec-1934   Slouching Toward Bethlehem
James V. Diller
Business
c. 1936   CEO of PMC-Sierra, 1983-97
Dave Ditzel
Engineer
c. 1956   Founder of Transmeta
James Doolittle
Aviator
14-Dec-1896 27-Sep-1993 Doolittle Raid against Tokyo in 1942
Robert Duncan
Poet
7-Jan-1919 3-Feb-1988 Bending the Bow
John T. Dunlop
Government
5-Jul-1914 2-Oct-2003 US Secretary of Labor, 1975-76
Patricia Dunn
Business
27-Mar-1953 4-Dec-2011 Hewlett Packard chair, 2005-06
Adam Duritz
Musician
1-Aug-1964   Frontman for Counting Crows
John Dvorak
Columnist
5-Apr-1952   Crusty Geek PC Magazine Columnist
Alexander Eckstein
Economist
9-Dec-1915 4-Dec-1976 Sinologist, China's Economic Revolution
Herman Edwards
Football
27-Apr-1954   NFL Coach
Ralph Edwards
Game Show Host
13-Jun-1913 16-Nov-2005 This Is Your Life
Jan Egeland
Government
1957   UN Undersecretary for Humanitarian Affairs
Vernon Ehlers
Politician
6-Feb-1934   Congressman from Michigan, 1993-2011
John A. Elston
Politician
10-Feb-1874 15-Dec-1921 US Congressman from California, 1915-21
Doug Engelbart
Computer Programmer
30-Jan-1925   Pioneer of human-computer interaction
Joseph Erlanger
Scientist
5-Jan-1874 5-Dec-1965 Nerve conduction
March Fong Eu
Politician
29-Mar-1922   California Secretary of State, 1975-93
John Fahey
Guitarist
28-Feb-1939 22-Feb-2001 The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death
Frank Fahrenkopf
Business
28-Aug-1939   CEO, American Gaming Association
Eni Faleomavaega
Politician
15-Aug-1943   Congressman, American Samoa
Bruce Fein
Government
c. 1947   Former Reagan lawyer
Andrew Z. Fire
Scientist
27-Apr-1959   RNA interference
Donald Fisher
Business
3-Sep-1928 27-Sep-2009 Co-Founder of The Gap
Sam Francis
Painter
25-Jun-1923 4-Nov-1994 Abstract expressionist
Milton Frank
Diplomat
18-Nov-1919 13-Jan-1993 US Ambassador to Nepal, 1988-89
Carl Franklin
Film Director
11-Apr-1949   Out of Time
Gene J. Frantz
Business
c. 1967   Partner, Texas Pacific Group
Betty Friedan
Activist
4-Feb-1921 4-Feb-2006 Rights for women spokesperson
Hugo Friedhofer
Composer
3-May-1901 17-May-1981 The Best Years of Our Lives
David B. Frohnmayer
Politician
9-Jul-1940   President, University of Oregon
Nils Frykdahl
Musician
?   Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and Idiot Flesh
Kurt Fuller
Actor
16-Sep-1953   Joel on Better with You
Rob Fulop
Computer Programmer
c. 1958   Demon Attack, Cosmic Ark
John Gage
Business
c. 1942   Sun Microsystems
John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist
15-Oct-1908 29-Apr-2006 Modern economics renegade
Scott Galloway
Business
c. 1965   Firebrand Partners LLC
John Garamendi
Politician
24-Jan-1945   Congressman, California 10th
John W. Gardner
Administrator
8-Oct-1912 16-Feb-2002 Founder of Common Cause
Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
Physicist
24-Oct-1932 18-May-2007 Molecular structure of polymers
Julie Gerberding
Doctor
22-Aug-1955   Director, Centers for Disease Control, 2002-09
J. Paul Getty, Sr.
Business
15-Dec-1892 6-Jun-1976 Founder of Getty Oil Company
William F. Giauque
Chemist
12-May-1895 28-Mar-1982 Adiabatic demagnetization
Thomas Gill
Politician
21-Apr-1922 3-Jun-2009 Lt. Governor of Hawaii, 1966-70
Todd Gitlin
Educator
6-Jan-1943   Journalism professor, social critic
Jerry Gitt
Business
c. 1943   Former VP at Merrill Lynch
Rube Goldberg
Cartoonist
4-Jul-1883 7-Dec-1970 Designer of impossible contraptions
James M. Goldgeier
Scholar
c. 1961   America Between the Wars
Neil Goldschmidt
Government
16-Jun-1940   Governor of Oregon, 1987-91
Mark Goodson
Film/TV Producer
14-Jan-1915 18-Dec-1992 Goodson-Todman Productions
Ronald Graham
Mathematician
31-Oct-1935   Mathematician, Computer Scientist
Jennifer Granholm
Politician
5-Feb-1959   Governor of Michigan, 2003-11
Karen Grassle
Actor
25-Feb-1944   Ma on Little House on the Prairie
Diane Greene
Business
c. 1954   Co-Founder, CEO of VMware, 1998-2008
Carol W. Greider
Scientist
15-Apr-1961   Co-Discoverer of telomerase
Zvi Griliches
Economist
12-Sep-1930 4-Nov-1999 Technology, Education, and Productivity
David J. Gross
Physicist
19-Feb-1941   Deep structure of matter
Andy Grove
Business
2-Sep-1936   CEO of Intel, 1987-98
Greg Gutfeld
TV Personality
12-Sep-1964   Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld
Philip C. Habib
Diplomat
25-Feb-1920 24-May-1992 US Ambassador to South Korea, 1971-74
Kirk S. Hachigian
Business
c. 1959   CEO of Cooper Industries
Marshall B. Haines
Business
c. 1968   Tarrant Partners
Kathryn Walt Hall
Diplomat
1947   US Ambassador to Austria, 1997-2001
Harry Hamlin
Actor
30-Oct-1951   Michael Kuzak on L.A. Law
Susan Hammer
Politician
21-Dec-1938   Mayor of San Jose, 1991-98
Walter L. Harris
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Tanenbaum-Harber Co.
Byron Haskin
Film Director
22-Apr-1899 16-Apr-1984 The War of the Worlds
Davey Havok
Musician
20-Nov-1975   AFI
Jeff Hawkins
Inventor
1-Jun-1957   Inventor of the Palm Pilot and Treo
Victoria F. Haynes
Business
c. 1947   CEO of RTI International
Paul Hazen
Business
1941   CEO of Wells Fargo Bank, 1995-98
Edith Head
Designer
28-Oct-1897 24-Oct-1981 Hollywood costume designer
Patty Hearst
Victim
20-Feb-1954   Kidnapped by SLA
Alan J. Heeger
Physicist
22-Jan-1936   Metallic polymers
Andrew R. Heinze
Educator
21-Jan-1955   Adapting to Abundance
H. Robert Heller
Economist
8-Jan-1940   Federal Reserve Governor, 1986-89
Warren Hellman
Business
25-Jul-1934   Hellman & Friedman
George Herbig
Astronomer
2-Jan-1920   Herbig-Haro objects
Josephine Herbst
Novelist
5-Mar-1892 28-Jan-1969 Pity Is Not Enough
Maryellen C. Herringer
Attorney
c. 1944   Former Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Andy Hertzfeld
Computer Programmer
6-Apr-1953   Macintosh designer
Bonnie G. Hill
Business
30-Oct-1941   VP of Times Mirror Co., 1997-2001
Larry Hillblom
Business
12-May-1943 21-May-1995 DHL billionaire
Stanley Hiller, Jr.
Inventor
15-Nov-1924 20-Apr-2006 Helicopter designer
Christopher Hitchens
Journalist
13-Apr-1949 15-Dec-2011 Agent provocateur
Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr.
Judge
15-Dec-1944   Justice, Colorado Supreme Court
Eric Hoffer
Author
25-Jul-1902 21-May-1983 The True Believer
Abbie Hoffman
Activist
30-Nov-1936 12-Apr-1989 Steal This Book
Susanna Hoffs
Musician
17-Jan-1959   Lead singer of The Bangles
David Horowitz
Activist
10-Jan-1939   Conservative activist
Craig Hosmer
Politician
6-May-1915 11-Oct-1982 Congressman from California, 1953-74
Sidney Coe Howard
Playwright
26-Jun-1891 23-Aug-1939 They Knew What They Wanted
Norman Hsu
Philanthropist
Oct-1951   Notorious Democratic donor
William Hung
Singer
13-Jan-1983   Hong Kong Ricky Martin on American Idol
David R. Hunter
Administrator
17-May-1916 25-Nov-2000 Progressive fund advisor
Sandra S. Ikuta
Judge
24-Jun-1954   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Lance Ito
Judge
2-Aug-1950   Presided over the OJ Simpson trial
DeSean Jackson
Football
1-Dec-1986   Philadelphia Eagles WR
Helen Hull Jacobs
Tennis
6-Aug-1908 2-Jun-1997 Winner of 10 Grand Slam titles
Paul E. Jacobs
Business
c. 1963   CEO of Qualcomm
Eugene Jarvis
Computer Programmer
1955   Defender, Robotron, Smash TV
Stephan Jenkins
Musician
27-Sep-1964   Lead singer, Third Eye Blind
D. Lowell Jensen
Attorney
3-Jun-1928   Associate US Attorney General, 1983-85
Jackie Jensen
Baseball
9-Mar-1927 14-Jul-1982 American League MVP, 1958
Robert Jervis
Historian
1940   The Illogic of American Nuclear Strategy
Chalmers Johnson
Author
6-Aug-1931 20-Nov-2010 Blowback
Hiram Johnson
Politician
2-Sep-1866 6-Aug-1945 Governor and Senator from California
Kevin Johnson
Basketball
4-Mar-1966   Mayor of Sacramento
Ellis B. Jones
Business
c. 1954   Wasserstein & Co.
Bill Joy
Computer Programmer
8-Nov-1954   BSD designer, C shell, vi, Java
John B. Judis
Author
c. 1941   The Emerging Democratic Majority
Daniel Kahneman
Psychologist
5-Mar-1934   The psychology of economics
Michio Kaku
Physicist
24-Jan-1947   String Theory
Tim Kang
Actor
16-Mar-1973   Kimball Cho on The Mentalist
Larry Kaplan
Computer Programmer
c. 1952   Kaboom!
Stacy Keach
Actor
2-Jun-1941   Mike Hammer, also voice narrator
Stephen F. Keller
Business
c. 1937   Former Los Angeles attorney
Joseph Patrick Kennedy II
Politician
24-Sep-1952   Congressman from Massachusetts, 1987-99
Clark Kerr
Educator
17-May-1911 1-Dec-2003 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1952-58
Ancel Keys
Scientist
26-Jan-1904 20-Nov-2004 Nutritionist, created the K ration
Jason Kidd
Basketball
23-Mar-1973   Point guard, New York Knicks
Maxine Hong Kingston
Author
27-Oct-1940   The Woman Warrior
Thomas Kinkade
Painter
19-Jan-1958 6-Apr-2012 Self-proclaimed "Painter of Light"
Leon Kirchner
Composer
24-Jan-1919 17-Sep-2009 Quartet No. 3
Andrew Klavan
Author
1954   True Crime
Paul Klebnikov
Journalist
3-Jun-1963 9-Jul-2004 Forbes journalist, killed in Moscow
Lawrence R. Klein
Economist
14-Sep-1920   Macroeconometric modeling
William F. Knowland
Politician
26-Jun-1908 23-Feb-1974 US Senator, committed suicide
Alfred Kohlberg
Business
27-Jan-1887 7-Apr-1960 The China Lobby Man
Michael G. Kozak
Diplomat
1946   US Ambassador to Belarus, 2000-03
Joanne C. Kozberg
Administrator
?   California Strategies
Robert P. Kraft
Astronomer
16-Jun-1927   Lick Observatory
Robert Kuttner
Editor
17-Apr-1943   The American Prospect
E. Floyd Kvamme
Business
1938   Partner, Kleiner Perkins
Willis Lamb
Physicist
12-Jul-1913 15-May-2008 Detailed the hydrogen spectrum
Richard Lamm
Politician
12-Sep-1935   Governor of Colorado, 1975-87
Franklin K. Lane
Government
15-Jul-1864 18-May-1921 US Secretary of the Interior, 1913-20
Andrew E. Lange
Astronomer
23-Jul-1957 22-Jan-2010 Cosmologist, astrophysicist at Caltech
Tom Lantos
Politician
1-Feb-1928 11-Feb-2008 Congressman from California, 1981-2008
Sanaa Lathan
Actor
19-Sep-1971   Love & Basketball
Robert B. Laughlin
Physicist
1-Nov-1950   Fractional quantum Hall effect
Rita Lavelle
Government
8-Sep-1947   EPA official
Timothy Leary
Activist
22-Oct-1920 31-May-1996 Tune in, turn on, drop out
Charles Lederer
Screenwriter
31-Dec-1911 5-Mar-1976 His Girl Friday
Barbara Lee
Politician
16-Jul-1946   Anti-war Congresswoman, California 9th
Edwin M. Lee
Government
5-May-1952   Mayor of San Francisco
Yuan T. Lee
Chemist
29-Nov-1936   Crossed molecular beam experiments
Matthew S. Levin
Business
c. 1966   Bain Capital
Mel Levine
Politician
7-Jun-1943   Congressman from California, 1983-93
Willard F. Libby
Chemist
17-Dec-1908 8-Sep-1980 Carbon-14 dating technique
Joseph Limprecht
Diplomat
22-Jul-1946 19-May-2002 US Ambassador to Albania, 1999-2002
Art Linson
Film/TV Producer
16-Mar-1942   Where the Buffalo Roam
Alex D. Linz
Actor
3-Jan-1989   Home Alone 3
Bill Lockyer
Politician
8-May-1941   State Treasurer of California
Daniel S. Loeb
Business
c. 1962   Third Point LLC
Jack London
Novelist
12-Jan-1876 22-Nov-1916 Call of the Wild
Arthur O. Lovejoy
Historian
10-Oct-1873 30-Dec-1962 The Great Chain of Being
Susan M. Lyne
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
Francisco Madero
Head of State
30-Oct-1873 22-Feb-1913 El loquito President of Mexico, 1911-13
Alex J. Mandl
Business
14-Dec-1943   President and COO of AT&T, 1994-96
Michael E. Mann
Physicist
28-Dec-1965   Climate change scientist
Jeffrey A. Marcus
Business
13-Oct-1946   Cable TV magnate
Lynn Margulis
Biologist
5-Mar-1935 22-Nov-2011 Origin of eukaryotic organelles
Hans Mark
Physicist
17-Jun-1929   US Air Force Secretary, 1979-81
Merrill Markoe
Comic
1951   Late Night with David Letterman
Forrest Mars
Business
21-Mar-1904 1-Jul-1999 Invented M&Ms
Ray Marshall
Government
22-Aug-1928   US Secretary of Labor 1977-81
Quinn Martin
Business
22-May-1922 6-Sep-1987 Quinn Martin Productions
John C. Mather
Physicist
7-Aug-1946   Big Bang
Jerry Mathers
Actor
2-Jun-1948   Beaver in Leave it to Beaver
Doris O. Matsui
Politician
25-Sep-1944   Congresswoman, California 5th
Robert Matsui
Politician
17-Sep-1941 1-Jan-2005 Congressman from California, 1993-2005
John McCone
Government
4-Jan-1902 14-Feb-1991 CIA Director, 1961-65
Terence McKenna
Author
16-Nov-1946 3-Apr-2000 Mushrooms, UFOs, end of fractal time
Cynthia McKinney
Politician
17-Mar-1955   Congresswoman from Georgia, 1993-2003 and 2005-07
Norman Z. McLeod
Film Director
20-Sep-1898 27-Jan-1964 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Terry McMillan
Novelist
18-Oct-1951   Waiting to Exhale
Robert McNamara
Government
9-Jun-1916 6-Jul-2009 US Secretary of Defense, 1961-68
Ed Meese
Government
2-Dec-1931   US Attorney General, 1985-88
Bob Melvin
Baseball
28-Oct-1961   Manager, Arizona Diamondbacks
Teresa H. Meng
Business
c. 1961   Co-Founder, Atheros Communications
Ralph Merkle
Scientist
2-Feb-1952   Public key cryptographer
Edward Mezvinsky
Politician
17-Jan-1937   Congressman from Iowa, 1973-77
Matthew Miau
Business
c. 1947   Chairman of MiTAC-Synnex
Richard M. Miles
Diplomat
8-Jan-1937   Former US Ambassador to Georgia, Bulgaria
Michael Milken
Business
4-Jul-1946   Convicted financial executive
G. William Miller
Government
9-Mar-1925 17-Mar-2006 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1979-81
Stanley Miller
Chemist
7-Mar-1930 20-May-2007 Miller-Urey Experiment
Jay Miner
Engineer
31-May-1932 20-Jun-1994 Father of the Amiga Computer
Norm Mineta
Politician
12-Nov-1931   Congressman from California, 1975-95
Mario J. Molina
Chemist
19-Mar-1943   Ozone depletion
Jorge P. Montoya
Business
1946   Procter & Gamble Executive
Jim Moody
Politician
2-Sep-1935   Congressman from Wisconsin, 1983-93
Charlotte E. Moore
Astronomer
24-Sep-1898 3-Mar-1990 Technetium in the Sun
Gordon Moore
Business
3-Jan-1929   Co-founder of Intel, laid down Moore's Law
Albert F. Moreno
Attorney
c. 1944   General Counsel of Levi Strauss, 1996-2005
Julia Morgan
Architect
20-Jan-1872 2-Feb-1957 Designed Hearst Castle
Kenneth P. Moritsugu
Doctor
5-Mar-1945   US Surgeon General, 2006-07
Errol Morris
Film Director
5-Feb-1948   Documentary filmmaker
Jonny Moseley
Skier
27-Aug-1975   1998 Olympic Gold Medal, Moguls
C. D. Mote, Jr.
Educator
c. 1937   President, University of Maryland
Kary Mullis
Chemist
28-Dec-1944   Nutball 1993 Nobel laureate
Shantanu Narayen
Business
c. 1963   CEO of Adobe
Barry Nelson
Actor
16-Apr-1920 7-Apr-2007 Yank on the Burma Road
Ronald L. Nelson
Business
c. 1953   CEO of Avis Budget Group
David D. Newsom
Diplomat
6-Jan-1918 30-Mar-2008 US Ambassador to Philippines, 1977-78
Seth Barnes Nicholson
Astronomer
12-Nov-1891 2-Jul-1963 Four satellites of Jupiter
Robert A. Nisbet
Sociologist
30-Sep-1913 9-Sep-1996 The Sociological Tradition
Frank Norris
Novelist
5-Mar-1870 25-Oct-1902 The Octopus
Douglass C. North
Economist
5-Nov-1920   Cliometrics
Raymond L. Ocampo
Business
c. 1952   General Counsel at Oracle, 1990-96
Ted Olson
Government
11-Sep-1940   US Solicitor General, 2001-04
Marcel Ophüls
Film Director
1-Nov-1927   The Sorrow and the Pity
John M. Ordway
Diplomat
1950   US Ambassador to Kazakhstan
Doug Ose
Politician
27-Jun-1955   Congressman from California, 1999-2005
Paul S. Otellini
Business
12-Oct-1950   CEO of Intel
David W. Oxtoby
Educator
1951   President, Pomona College
Richard A. Paez
Judge
5-May-1947   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Nell Irvin Painter
Historian
2-Aug-1942   Creating Black Americans
Maurice S. Parker
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Swaziland
Octavio Paz
Poet
31-Mar-1914 19-Apr-1998 The Labyrinth of Solitude
Gregory Peck
Actor
5-Apr-1916 12-Jun-2003 To Kill A Mockingbird
Saul Perlmutter
Astronomer
1959   Accelerating expansion of the universe
David Pescovitz
Blogger
?   Boing Boing
Cecil B. Pickett
Biologist
5-Oct-1945   Ezetrol, Singulair, and Vioxx
Chris Pine
Actor
26-Aug-1980   Star Trek's new Captain Kirk
Patricia S. Pineda
Business
c. 1952   General Counsel, Toyota Motors NA
Kenneth S. Pitzer
Chemist
6-Jan-1914 26-Dec-1997 President of Rice University, 1961-68
Mary Lake Polan
Doctor
c. 1943   OG Professor at Stanford
Gerald Posner
Journalist
20-May-1954   Case Closed
Boone Powell, Jr.
Business
9-Feb-1937   CEO of Baylor Health Care, 1980-2001
William C. Powers, Jr.
Educator
30-May-1946   President, University of Texas at Austin
Harry Pregerson
Judge
13-Oct-1923   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Jade Puget
Guitarist
28-Nov-1973   AFI
Jean Quan
Politician
21-Oct-1949   Mayor of Oakland
Ed Quinn
Actor
26-Feb-1968   Eureka
Rodrigo Rato
Government
18-Mar-1949   IMF managing director
Hans Reiser
Computer Programmer
19-Dec-1963   ReiserFS
Malvina Reynolds
Singer/Songwriter
23-Aug-1900 17-Mar-1978 Little Boxes
John Riccitiello
Business
c. 1959   CEO of Electronic Arts
Anne Rice
Novelist
4-Oct-1941   Vampire novelist
Emmett J. Rice
Economist
21-Dec-1919 10-Mar-2011 Federal Reserve Governor, 1979-86
Roy Riegels
Football
4-Apr-1908 26-Mar-1993 Ran wrong way in 1929 Rose Bowl
Adam G. Riess
Astronomer
1969   Accelerating expansion of the universe
Terry Riley
Composer
24-Jun-1935   In C
John Robbins
Author
26-Oct-1947   Celebrity vegan
Paul Craig Roberts
Economist
1939   The Supply-Side Revolution
Warren Robinett
Computer Programmer
c. 1951   Atari 2600 game Adventure
Charles W. Robinson
Business
7-Sep-1919   Deputy Secretary of State, 1976-77
Aaron Rodgers
Football
2-Dec-1983   Green Bay Packers QB
Johnathan A. Rodgers
Business
c. 1946   CEO of TV One
Richard Rodriguez
Essayist
31-Jul-1944   Hunger of Memory
Jim Rogan
Politician
21-Aug-1957   Congressman from California, 1997-2001
Mario M. Rosati
Business
20-Jun-1946   Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Josiah Royce
Philosopher
20-Nov-1855 14-Sep-1916 The Religious Aspect of Philosophy
Jennifer Rubin
Blogger
?   Washington Post blogger
Jerry Rubin
Activist
14-Jul-1938 28-Nov-1994 Yippie, one of the Chicago 7
Zelda Rubinstein
Actor
1-Jan-1933 27-Jan-2010 Tangina in Poltergeist
R. J. Rushdoony
Religion
25-Apr-1916 8-Feb-2001 Institutes of Biblical Law
Dean Rusk
Government
9-Feb-1909 21-Dec-1994 US Secretary of State, 1961-69
J. Phillip Samper
Business
c. 1935   Gabriel Venture Partners
Linda Sánchez
Politician
28-Jan-1969   Congresswoman, California 39th
Janet A. Sanderson
Diplomat
1955   US Ambassador to Haiti
Thomas J. Sargent
Economist
19-Jul-1943   Rational expectations theory
Fayez Sarofim
Business
c. 1928   Billionaire, Fayez Sarofim & Co.
Michael Savage
Radio Personality
31-Mar-1942   Savage Nation
Mario Savio
Activist
8-Dec-1942 6-Nov-1996 Free Speech Movement
AnnaLee Saxenian
Scholar
c. 1954   Information technologist
Robert Scheer
Columnist
4-Apr-1936   Former L.A. Times columnist
Orville Schell
Author
20-May-1940   Prominent sinologist
Thomas C. Schelling
Economist
14-Apr-1921   The Strategy of Conflict
Leslie T. Schilling
Business
?   Union Square Investments Company
Eric Schmidt
Business
27-Apr-1955   CEO of Google, 2001-11
Wolfgang Schoellkopf
Business
22-Jul-1932   CFO of First Fidelity Bancorp, 1990-96
Eric W. Schrier
Business
?   CEO of Readers Digest
Gregory L. Schulte
Government
c. 1958   US Ambassador to the IAEA, 2005-09
Julian Schwinger
Physicist
12-Feb-1918 16-Jul-1994 Quantum electrodynamics
Glenn Seaborg
Physicist
19-Apr-1912 25-Feb-1999 Co-Discoverer of Plutonium
Frederick Hanley Seares
Astronomer
17-May-1873 20-Jul-1964 Astronomer at Mt. Wilson Observatory
Emilio Segrè
Physicist
30-Jan-1905 22-Apr-1989 Co-Discoverer of the antiproton
Donald Segretti
Criminal
17-Sep-1941   Dirty trickster for Nixon
Oren G. Shaffer
Business
c. 1942   Vice Chairman and CFO of Qwest, 2002-07
Judith Shapiro
Educator
24-Jan-1942   President, Barnard College
William F. Sharpe
Economist
16-Jun-1934   Capital asset pricing model
David Sheff
Author
23-Dec-1955   Beautiful Boy
Willy C. Shih
Business
c. 1951   VP at Kodak, 1997-2005
Wilmar H. Shiras
Novelist
23-Sep-1908 23-Dec-1990 Children of the Atom
Zalman Shoval
Diplomat
28-Apr-1930   Twice Israeli Ambassdor to the US
Alexander Shulgin
Chemist
17-Jun-1925   Rediscovered MDMA
William E. B. Siart
Business
c. 1946   Former CEO, First Interstate Bancorp
Mark S. Siegel
Attorney
c. 1951   ReMY Investors
Herbert A. Simon
Economist
15-Jun-1916 9-Feb-2001 Administrative Behavior
James Simons
Mathematician
c. 1938   Renaissance Technologies hedge fund
Charles Simonyi
Computer Programmer
10-Sep-1948   Hungarian notation
Christopher A. Sims
Economist
21-Oct-1942   Statistical theory of time series
Hamilton O. Smith
Scientist
23-Aug-1931   Restriction enzymes (DNA cleavage)
Tower Snow
Attorney
1947   Chairman of Brobeck, 1998-2001
Gary Snyder
Poet
8-May-1930   Turtle Island
Susan Sontag
Author
16-Jan-1933 28-Dec-2004 Novelist, critic, intellectual
Joe Spano
Actor
7-Jul-1946   Hill Street Blues
Robert G. Sproul
Educator
22-May-1891 10-Sep-1975 President, University of California, 1930-58
Nicholas J. Spykman
Geographer
13-Oct-1893 26-Jun-1943 Godfather of Containment
Owsley Stanley
Activist
19-Jan-1935 12-Mar-2011 Johnny Appleseed of LSD
Pete Stark
Politician
11-Nov-1931   Congressman, California 13th
Joel Stebbins
Astronomer
30-Jul-1878 16-Mar-1966 Photoelectric photometry
Lincoln Steffens
Journalist
6-Apr-1866 9-Aug-1936 Early muckraking journalist
Jack Steinberger
Physicist
25-May-1921   Researcher of neutrinos
Darryl Stephens
Actor
7-Mar-1974   Noah's Arc
Howard K. Stern
TV Personality
29-Nov-1968   Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer
Christopher Stevens
Diplomat
Apr-1960 11-Sep-2012 US Ambassador to Libya, killed in raid
George R. Stewart
Author
31-May-1895 22-Aug-1980 Earth Abides
Dean Stockwell
Actor
5-Mar-1936   Blue Velvet
Cliff Stoll
Author
?   The Cuckoo's Egg
Irving Stone
Novelist
14-Jul-1903 26-Aug-1989 Historical biographical novelist
J. Curtis Struble
Diplomat
c. 1953   US Ambassador to Peru, 2004-07
Gloria Stuart
Actor
4-Jul-1910 27-Sep-2010 Rose in Titanic
Joel Surnow
Film/TV Producer
18-Dec-1955   24, Half Hour News Hour
Genevieve Taggard
Poet
28-Nov-1894 8-Nov-1948 Travelling Standing Still
George Takei
Actor
20-Apr-1937   Sulu on Star Trek
Amy Tan
Author
19-Feb-1952   The Joy Luck Club
Andrew Tanenbaum
Computer Programmer
16-Mar-1944   Creator of Minix
Deborah Tannen
Linguist
7-Jun-1951   You Just Don't Understand
Henry Taube
Chemist
30-Nov-1915 16-Nov-2005 Mechanisms of electron transfer
Helen B. Taussig
Doctor
24-May-1898 20-May-1986 Mother of pediatric cardiology
Richard E. Taylor
Physicist
2-Nov-1929   Verified existence of quarks
Shibley Telhami
Scholar
c. 1952   Middle East scholar
Cary H. Thompson
Business
c. 1957   Managing Director, Bear Stearns
Ken Thompson
Computer Programmer
4-Feb-1943   Co-creator of UNIX
Porter E. Thompson
Business
1916 26-Feb-2008 President of Bechtel, 1975-83
John M. Toups
Business
10-Jan-1926   Planning Research Corporation
Roger J. Traynor
Judge
12-Feb-1900 14-May-1983 California Chief Justice, 1964-70
Kenneth Tsang
Actor
1938   Hong Kong character actor
Victoria J. Tschinkel
Activist
c. 1948   Environmental activist
Robert W. Tucker
Author
c. 1925   The Inequality of Nations
Murray Turoff
Scientist
13-Feb-1936   Computer conferencing and instant messaging
Laura D. Tyson
Economist
28-Jun-1947   Dean of London Business School
Ian Underwood
Musician
22-May-1939   Multi-instrumentalist for The Mothers of Invention
Laura S. Unger
Government
c. 1961   SEC Commissioner, 1997-2001
Harold C. Urey
Chemist
29-Apr-1893 5-Jan-1981 Discovered Deuterium
Jack Vance
Novelist
28-Aug-1916   The Dying Earth
Nicholas Veliotes
Diplomat
28-Oct-1928   US Ambassador to Egypt, 1984-86
Ann Veneman
Government
29-Jun-1949   Executive Director of UNICEF
Carl W. Vogt
Attorney
20-Apr-1936   Former Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski
Diane Wakoski
Poet
3-Aug-1937   Coins & Coffins
Selman A. Waksman
Scientist
22-Jul-1888 16-Aug-1973 Streptomycin and other antibiotics
Jerome R. Waldie
Politician
15-Feb-1925 3-Apr-2009 Congressman from California, 1966-75
Larry Wall
Computer Programmer
27-Sep-1954   Creator of Perl programming language
DeWitt Wallace
Business
12-Nov-1889 30-Mar-1981 Founder of Reader's Digest
J. Clifford Wallace
Judge
11-Dec-1928   9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1972-96
Nicolle Wallace
Government
c. 1972   Republican strategist
Steven T. Walther
Government
c. 1943   US FEC Commissioner
Cher Wang
Business
c. 1958   CEO of HTC, VIA Technologies
Earl Warren
Judge
19-Mar-1891 9-Jul-1974 US Chief Justice, 1953-69
Robert Penn Warren
Poet
24-Apr-1905 15-Sep-1989 First US Poet Laureate
Alice Waters
Chef
28-Apr-1944   Chez Panisse
Earl Anthony Wayne
Diplomat
c. 1950   US Ambassador to Argentina, 2006-09
Steven Weinberg
Physicist
3-May-1933   Electroweak Theory
Peter Welch
Politician
2-May-1947   Congressman from Vermont
Jonathan Wells
Religion
c. 1956   Moonie for Intelligent Design
Kathryn M. Werdegar
Judge
1936   Justice, California Supreme Court
Jessamyn West
Author
18-Jul-1902 23-Feb-1984 The Friendly Persuasion
Haskell Wexler
Cinematographer
6-Feb-1922   Medium Cool
Frederick C. Weyand
Military
15-Sep-1916 10-Feb-2010 US Army Chief of Staff, 1974-76
Fred Whipple
Astronomer
5-Nov-1906 30-Aug-2004 Comet Guy
Mike White
Football
4-Jan-1936   Fighting Illini Head Coach, 1980-87
Geoffrey Wilkinson
Chemist
14-Jul-1921 26-Sep-1996 Organometallic "sandwich" compounds
Ernest J. Wilson III
Educator
c. 1948   Dean, Annenberg School for Communication
Pete Wilson
Politician
23-Aug-1933   Governor of California, 1991-99
Daniel E. Winfree
Judge
c. 1953   Justice, Alaska Supreme Court
Jay S. Wintrob
Business
1958   CEO, AIG Retirement Services
Niklaus Wirth
Computer Programmer
15-Feb-1934   Inventor of Pascal, Modula-2
Richard B. Wirthlin
Business
15-Mar-1931 16-Mar-2011 Pollster for Ronald Reagan
Werner F. Wolfen
Attorney
15-May-1930   Former Partner, Irell & Manella
Victor Wong
Actor
31-Jul-1927 12-Sep-2001 Egg Shen
Joan B. Woodard
Scientist
c. 1951   EVP at Sandia National Laboratories
Donald Woods
Actor
2-Dec-1906 5-Mar-1998 The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms
Steve Wozniak
Computer Programmer
11-Aug-1950   Co-Founder of Apple Computer
Kurt Wüthrich
Chemist
4-Oct-1938   Magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Charles A. Yamarone
Business
c. 1959   Libra Securities
Leland Yee
Politician
?   California Assembly Speaker Pro Tem
C. C. Young
Politician
28-Apr-1869 24-Dec-1947 Governor of California, 1927-31
Victor Sen Yung
Actor
18-Oct-1915 9-Nov-1980 Hop Sing on Bonanza
Ahmed H. Zewail
Chemist
26-Feb-1946   Femtochemistry

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
George A. Akerlof
Economist
17-Jun-1940   Asymmetric markets
Christopher Alexander
Architect
4-Oct-1936   A Pattern Language, The Nature of Order
Luis W. Alvarez
Physicist
13-Jun-1911 1-Sep-1988 Particle accelerator, extinction of dinosaurs
Morris Ankrum
Actor
27-Aug-1896 2-Sep-1964 Invaders from Mars
Werner Arber
Scientist
3-Jun-1929   Restriction enzymes (DNA cleavage)
Dan Ariely
Economist
29-Apr-1968   The Upside of Irrationality
Daniel I. Arnon
Biologist
14-Nov-1910 20-Dec-1994 Photophosphorylation
James Bamford
Author
15-Sep-1946   The Puzzle Palace
John Battelle
Blogger
4-Nov-1965   The Industry Standard
Lowell Bergman
Film/TV Producer
24-Jul-1945   Former 60 Minutes producer
John Berryman
Poet
25-Oct-1914 7-Jan-1972 Homage to Mistress Bradstreet
Ludwig Biermann
Astronomer
13-Mar-1907 12-Jan-1986 Solar winds
Elizabeth H. Blackburn
Scientist
26-Nov-1948   Co-Discoverer of telomerase
David H. Blackwell
Mathematician
24-Apr-1919 8-Jul-2010 Bayesian statistics
Ernest Bloch
Composer
24-Jul-1880 15-Jul-1959 Schelomo
Peter Brown
Historian
26-Jul-1935   The Rise of Western Christendom
Judith Butler
Scholar
24-Feb-1956   Gender Trouble
Florian Cajori
Historian
28-Feb-1859 14-Aug-1930 A History of Mathematics
Melvin Calvin
Chemist
8-Apr-1911 8-Jan-1997 Deciphered photosynthesis
Gerhard Casper
Educator
25-Dec-1937   President of Stanford University, 1992-2000
John T. Casteen III
Educator
11-Dec-1943   President, University of Virginia
Stanley Cavell
Philosopher
1-Sep-1926   Professor of Aesthetics, Harvard
Owen Chamberlain
Physicist
10-Jul-1920 28-Feb-2006 Co-Discoverer of the antiproton
Eileen Chang
Author
30-Sep-1920 8-Sep-1995 Lust, Caution
Carol T. Christ
Educator
21-May-1944   President, Smith College
Leon Chua
Scientist
28-Jun-1936   Hypothesized the memristor
John Clarke
Physicist
10-Feb-1942   Superconducting quantum interference
Carol A. Corrigan
Judge
16-Aug-1948   Justice, California Supreme Court
Frederick G. Cottrell
Inventor
10-Jan-1877 16-Nov-1948 Smokestack filters to fight pollution
Ram Dass
Religion
5-Apr-1931   Be Here Now
Donald Davidson
Philosopher
6-Mar-1917 30-Aug-2003 Actions, Reasons And Causes
Richard Dawkins
Biologist
26-Mar-1941   Zoologist and evolutionary biologist
Gerard Debreu
Economist
4-Jul-1921 31-Dec-2004 Supply and demand theorist
Peter Diamond
Economist
29-Apr-1940   Diamond paradox in economics
Robert C. Dynes
Educator
8-Nov-1942   President, University of California, 2003-08
Geoffrey Eglinton
Geologist
1-Nov-1927   Molecular organic geochemistry
Barry Eichengreen
Economist
1-Jul-1952   Golden Fetters
Doug Engelbart
Computer Programmer
30-Jan-1925   Pioneer of human-computer interaction
Erik Erikson
Psychologist
15-Jun-1902 12-May-1994 Eight Stages of Development
Gerhard Ertl
Chemist
10-Oct-1936   Auto emissions and the ozone layer
Thomas E. Everhart
Physicist
15-Feb-1932   President of CalTech, 1987-97
Daniel A. Farber
Educator
16-Jul-1950   Retained by the People
Paul K. Feyerabend
Philosopher
13-Jan-1924 11-Feb-1994 Against Method
Stanley Fish
Scholar
19-Apr-1938   Deconstructionist literary critic
William A. Fletcher
Judge
6-Jun-1945   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Jeffrey A. Frankel
Economist
5-Nov-1952   Council of Economic Advisers, 1997-99
George Gamow
Physicist
4-Mar-1904 19-Aug-1968 Proponent of Big Bang Theory
William F. Giauque
Chemist
12-May-1895 28-Mar-1982 Adiabatic demagnetization
Todd Gitlin
Educator
6-Jan-1943   Journalism professor, social critic
Donald A. Glaser
Physicist
21-Sep-1926 28-Feb-2013 Inventor of the bubble chamber
Sheldon Glashow
Physicist
5-Dec-1932   Electroweak Theory
Nathan Glazer
Pundit
25-Feb-1923   Co-Editor, The Public Interest
Erving Goffman
Sociologist
11-Jun-1922 19-Nov-1982 The Presentation of Self
Stephen Greenblatt
Critic
7-Nov-1943   The Swerve
J. B. S. Haldane
Biologist
5-Nov-1892 1-Dec-1964 Haldane's principle
Peter Hall
Educator
19-Mar-1932   Cities in Civilization
John C. Harsanyi
Economist
29-May-1920 9-Aug-2000 Game theory
Peter D. Hart
Government
c. 1942   Democratic pollster
Bret Harte
Author
25-Aug-1836 5-May-1902 Master of the western short story
Robert Hass
Poet
1-Mar-1941   US Poet Laureate, 1995-97
Lillian Hellman
Playwright
20-Jun-1905 30-Jun-1984 Little Foxes
Louis Henyey
Astronomer
3-Feb-1910 18-Feb-1970 Henyey method
Dudley R. Herschbach
Chemist
18-Jun-1932   Crossed molecular beam experiments
Ira Michael Heyman
Educator
30-May-1930 19-Nov-2011 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1980-90
J. Hans D. Jensen
Physicist
25-Jun-1907 11-Feb-1973 Shell nuclear model
Chalmers Johnson
Author
6-Aug-1931 20-Nov-2010 Blowback
Dale W. Jorgenson
Economist
7-May-1933   Economist at Harvard
Tony Judt
Historian
2-Jan-1948 6-Aug-2010 Postwar
Ted Kaczynski
Criminal
22-May-1942   The Unabomber
Daniel Kahneman
Psychologist
5-Mar-1934   The psychology of economics
Clark Kerr
Educator
17-May-1911 1-Dec-2003 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1952-58
Maxine Hong Kingston
Author
27-Oct-1940   The Woman Warrior
Steven Knapp
Educator
c. 1951   President, George Washington University
Leszek Kolakowski
Philosopher
23-Oct-1927 17-Jul-2009 Polish refugee philosopher
Alfred Kroeber
Anthropologist
11-Jun-1876 5-Oct-1960 Pioneer in American Anthropology
Thomas Kuhn
Author
18-Jul-1922 17-Jun-1996 Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Ernest Lawrence
Physicist
8-Aug-1901 27-Aug-1958 Inventor of the cyclotron
Joshua Lederberg
Biologist
23-May-1925 2-Feb-2008 Genetic properties of bacteria
Tsung-Dao Lee
Physicist
25-Nov-1926   Violations of parity law
Yuan T. Lee
Chemist
29-Nov-1936   Crossed molecular beam experiments
Abba Lerner
Economist
28-Oct-1903 27-Oct-1982 The Economics of Control
Armin O. Leuschner
Astronomer
16-Jan-1868 22-Apr-1953 Astronomer at Berkeley
Willard F. Libby
Chemist
17-Dec-1908 8-Sep-1980 Carbon-14 dating technique
Seymour M. Lipset
Sociologist
18-Mar-1922 31-Dec-2006 American Exceptionalism
Goodwin Liu
Attorney
1970   Boalt Hall law professor
Jacques Loeb
Doctor
7-Apr-1859 11-Feb-1924 Investigator of artificial parthenogenesis
Leo Lowenthal
Sociologist
3-Nov-1900 21-Jan-1993 Literature and the Image of Man
Robert H. Lowie
Anthropologist
12-Jun-1883 21-Sep-1957 American ethnologist
Julianne Malveaux
Columnist
c. 1953   Pundit
Benoit Mandelbrot
Mathematician
20-Nov-1924 14-Oct-2010 Fractal mathematician
Geoffrey W. Marcy
Astronomer
29-Sep-1954   Discoverer of exoplanets
Hans Mark
Physicist
17-Jun-1929   US Air Force Secretary, 1979-81
Daniel L. McFadden
Economist
29-Jul-1937   Statistical analysis of individual and household behavior
Edwin M. McMillan
Physicist
18-Sep-1907 7-Sep-1991 Discovered neptunium and plutonium
John McWhorter
Linguist
c. 1963   Linguist, social critic
Ed Meese
Government
2-Dec-1931   US Attorney General, 1985-88
Czeslaw Milosz
Poet
30-Jun-1911 14-Aug-2004 Polish novelist and poet, The Captive Mind
Rudolph Minkowski
Astronomer
28-May-1895 4-Jan-1976 Galaxies in collision
Hyman Minsky
Economist
23-Sep-1919 25-Oct-1996 Inherently unstable markets
Wesley Clair Mitchell
Economist
5-Aug-1874 29-Oct-1948 Business Cycles
C. D. Mote, Jr.
Educator
c. 1937   President, University of Maryland
Ben R. Mottelson
Physicist
9-Jul-1926   Determined shapes of nuclei
Bharati Mukherjee
Novelist
27-Jul-1940   The Tiger's Daughter
Thomas Nagel
Philosopher
4-Jul-1937   What is it like to be a bat?
Nicholas Negroponte
Educator
1-Dec-1943   Founder, MIT Media Lab
Robert A. Nisbet
Sociologist
30-Sep-1913 9-Sep-1996 The Sociological Tradition
William Niskanen
Administrator
13-Mar-1933 26-Oct-2011 Chairman of the Cato Institute
John T. Noonan, Jr.
Judge
24-Oct-1926   9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1985-96
John H. Northrop
Chemist
5-Jul-1891 27-May-1987 Bacteriophages
Pief Panofsky
Physicist
24-Apr-1919 24-Sep-2007 Stanford Linear Accelerator
Andreas Papandreou
Head of State
5-Feb-1919 23-Jun-1996 Twice Prime Minister of Greece
Saul Perlmutter
Astronomer
1959   Accelerating expansion of the universe
Thomas H. Pigford
Engineer
21-Apr-1922 27-Feb-2010 Nuclear chemical engineer
Kenneth S. Pitzer
Chemist
6-Jan-1914 26-Dec-1997 President of Rice University, 1961-68
Michael Pollan
Author
6-Feb-1955   The Omnivore's Dilemma
Stanley B. Prusiner
Scientist
28-May-1942   Prions
Ishmael Reed
Novelist
22-Feb-1938   The Free-Lance Pallbearers
Nicholas V. Riasanovsky
Historian
21-Dec-1923 14-May-2011 A History of Russia
Kenneth S. Rogoff
Economist
22-Mar-1953   Harvard economist
Mario M. Rosati
Business
20-Jun-1946   Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Josiah Royce
Philosopher
20-Nov-1855 14-Sep-1916 The Religious Aspect of Philosophy
Pamela Samuelson
Educator
c. 1949   Computer Law Professor at UC Berkeley
AnnaLee Saxenian
Scholar
c. 1954   Information technologist
Robert A. Scalapino
Scholar
19-Oct-1919 31-Oct-2011 Longtime Asia scholar at Berkeley
Orville Schell
Author
20-May-1940   Prominent sinologist
Hal S. Scott
Educator
c. 1944   Professor, Harvard Law School
Glenn Seaborg
Physicist
19-Apr-1912 25-Feb-1999 Co-Discoverer of Plutonium
Frederick Hanley Seares
Astronomer
17-May-1873 20-Jul-1964 Astronomer at Mt. Wilson Observatory
John Searle
Philosopher
31-Jul-1932   Chinese Room Argument, Philosopher of Language
Charles Seeger
Musicologist
14-Dec-1886 7-Feb-1979 American musicologist
Emilio Segrè
Physicist
30-Jan-1905 22-Apr-1989 Co-Discoverer of the antiproton
Reinhard Selten
Economist
5-Oct-1930   Game theory
Roger Sessions
Composer
28-Dec-1896 16-Mar-1985 Concerto for Orchestra
Dimitri K. Simes
Government
?   Nixon Center
Louis Simpson
Poet
27-Mar-1923 14-Sep-2012 At The End of the Open Road
Isadore Singer
Mathematician
3-May-1924   Atiyah-Singer index theorem
George F. Smoot
Physicist
20-Feb-1945   Big bang
Wendell M. Stanley
Chemist
16-Aug-1904 15-Jun-1971 First to crystallize a virus
Otto Stern
Physicist
17-Feb-1888 17-Aug-1969 Molecular beam experiment
George R. Stewart
Author
31-May-1895 22-Aug-1980 Earth Abides
Edward W. Strong
Educator
1901 13-Jan-1990 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1961-65
David Suzuki
Naturalist
24-Mar-1936   Television nature host
Alfred Tarski
Mathematician
14-Jan-1902 26-Oct-1983 Tarski's indefinability theorem
James Tate
Poet
8-Dec-1943   The Lost Pilot
Henry Taube
Chemist
30-Nov-1915 16-Nov-2005 Mechanisms of electron transfer
Ken Thompson
Computer Programmer
4-Feb-1943   Co-creator of UNIX
Chang-Lin Tien
Educator
24-Jul-1935 29-Oct-2002 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1990-97
Charles H. Townes
Physicist
28-Jul-1915   Invention of the maser and laser
Roger J. Traynor
Judge
12-Feb-1900 14-May-1983 California Chief Justice, 1964-70
Roger Y. Tsien
Scientist
1-Feb-1952   Green Fluorescent Protein
Laura D. Tyson
Economist
28-Jun-1947   Dean of London Business School
Gregory Vlastos
Philosopher
27-Jul-1907 12-Oct-1991 Influential scholar of ancient philosophy
Steven Weinberg
Physicist
3-May-1933   Electroweak Theory
Bernard Williams
Philosopher
21-Sep-1929 10-Jun-2003 Leading moral philosopher
Oliver E. Williamson
Economist
27-Sep-1932   Transaction cost economics
Edward O. Wilson
Biologist
10-Jun-1929   Father of Sociobiology
Albert Wohlstetter
Author
19-Dec-1913 10-Jan-1997 Nuclear strategist
Sheldon Wolin
Philosopher
4-Aug-1922   Politics and Vision
Harry Wu
Activist
8-Feb-1937   Human rights activist
Janet L. Yellen
Economist
13-Aug-1946   President and CEO, San Francisco Fed
John Yoo
Government
10-Jun-1967   Thinks Geneva Conventions are obsolete
Robert J. Zimmer
Educator
5-Nov-1947   President, University of Chicago
Anthony Zinni
Military
17-Sep-1943   Former C-in-C, U.S. Central Command

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert M. Berdahl
Educator
15-Mar-1937   Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1997-2004
Jeffrey S. Berg
Business
c. 1947   CEO, International Creative Management
Robert J. Birgeneau
Educator
1942   Chancellor, UC Berkeley
Richard C. Blum
Business
c. 1936   Husband of Dianne Feinstein
Daniel Boggan, Jr.
Business
c. 1946   NCAA Senior VP, 1996-2003
Albert H. Bowker
Educator
8-Sep-1919 20-Jan-2008 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1971-80
Tom Campbell
Politician
14-Aug-1952   Congressman from California, 1995-2001
William W. Campbell
Astronomer
11-Apr-1862 14-Jun-1938 Stellar Motions
Carol T. Christ
Educator
21-May-1944   President, Smith College
Patricia Dunn
Business
27-Mar-1953 4-Dec-2011 Hewlett Packard chair, 2005-06
Henry F. Grady
Economist
12-Feb-1882 14-Sep-1957 First US Ambassador to India, 1947-48
Andrew Smith Hallidie
Inventor
16-Mar-1836 24-Apr-1900 Designed the first cable car system
Louis Henyey
Astronomer
3-Feb-1910 18-Feb-1970 Henyey method
Ira Michael Heyman
Educator
30-May-1930 19-Nov-2011 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1980-90
Roger W. Heyns
Educator
27-Jan-1918 11-Sep-1995 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1965-71
Chalmers Johnson
Author
6-Aug-1931 20-Nov-2010 Blowback
Phillip Johnson
Author
1940   Intelligent Design theorist
Clark Kerr
Educator
17-May-1911 1-Dec-2003 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1952-58
Ernest Lawrence
Physicist
8-Aug-1901 27-Aug-1958 Inventor of the cyclotron
Armin O. Leuschner
Astronomer
16-Jan-1868 22-Apr-1953 Astronomer at Berkeley
Goodwin Liu
Attorney
1970   Boalt Hall law professor
Leo Lowenthal
Sociologist
3-Nov-1900 21-Jan-1993 Literature and the Image of Man
Hans Mark
Physicist
17-Jun-1929   US Air Force Secretary, 1979-81
Daniel L. McFadden
Economist
29-Jul-1937   Statistical analysis of individual and household behavior
Mary S. Metz
Educator
c. 1937   President of Mills College, 1981-90
C. D. Mote, Jr.
Educator
c. 1937   President, University of Maryland
Thomas H. Pigford
Engineer
21-Apr-1922 27-Feb-2010 Nuclear chemical engineer
Kenneth S. Pitzer
Chemist
6-Jan-1914 26-Dec-1997 President of Rice University, 1961-68
William K. Reilly
Business
26-Jan-1940   EPA Administrator, 1989-93
Marion O. Sandler
Philanthropist
17-Oct-1930 1-Jun-2012 Golden West Financial
AnnaLee Saxenian
Scholar
c. 1954   Information technologist
Robert A. Scalapino
Scholar
19-Oct-1919 31-Oct-2011 Longtime Asia scholar at Berkeley
Glenn Seaborg
Physicist
19-Apr-1912 25-Feb-1999 Co-Discoverer of Plutonium
Robert G. Sproul
Educator
22-May-1891 10-Sep-1975 President, University of California, 1930-58
Wendell M. Stanley
Chemist
16-Aug-1904 15-Jun-1971 First to crystallize a virus
Edward W. Strong
Educator
1901 13-Jan-1990 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1961-65
Otto Struve
Astronomer
12-Aug-1897 6-Apr-1963 Hydrogen in the interstellar medium
Chang-Lin Tien
Educator
24-Jul-1935 29-Oct-2002 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1990-97
Laura D. Tyson
Economist
28-Jun-1947   Dean of London Business School

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tom Cable
Football
26-Nov-1964   Oakland Raiders head coach, 2008-10
Paul Hackett
Football
5-Jul-1947   USC Head Coach, 1998-2000
Walt Harris
Football
9-Nov-1946   Former NCAA coach
Tom Holmoe
Football
7-Mar-1960   BYU Athletic Director
Marv Levy
Football
3-Aug-1925   NFL, CFL, and NCAA coach
Rod Marinelli
Football
13-Jul-1949   Head Coach, Detroit Lions, 2006-08
Steve Mariucci
Football
4-Nov-1955   Former Head Coach, 49ers, Lions
Mike Montgomery
Basketball
27-Feb-1947   UC Berkeley Head Coach
Pete Newell
Basketball
3-Aug-1915 17-Nov-2008 Influential NCAA coach
Bruce Snyder
Football
14-Mar-1940 13-Apr-2009 Sun Devils Head Coach, 1992-2000
Jeff Tedford
Football
2-Nov-1961   Head Coach, California Golden Bears
Mike White
Football
4-Jan-1936   Fighting Illini Head Coach, 1980-87


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