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Columbia University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded in 1754 as King's College.

Location:
Manhattan, NY

Founding Date:
1754

Motto:
In lumine tuo videbimus lumen

Team:
Lions

Mascot:
Royal Lion

Enrollment:
24,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Max Abramovitz
Architect
23-May-1908 12-Sep-2004 Designed UN Headquarters
Dan Abrams
Journalist
20-May-1966   NBC legal reporter
Joel Ackerman
Business
c. 1965   Partner, Warburg Pincus
Edie Adams
Actor
16-Apr-1925 15-Oct-2008 Lover Come Back
Lee Adams
Songwriter
14-Aug-1924   Bye Bye Birdie
Felix Adler
Educator
13-Aug-1851 24-Apr-1933 Ethical Culture
Mortimer J. Adler
Philosopher
28-Dec-1902 28-Jun-2001 How to Read a Book
Casey Affleck
Actor
12-Aug-1975   The Assassination of Jesse James
Herbert Agar
Journalist
29-Sep-1897 24-Nov-1980 The People's Choice
James F. Albaugh
Business
31-May-1950   EVP at Boeing
Mitch Albom
Novelist
23-May-1958   Tuesdays with Morrie
Madeleine Albright
Diplomat
15-May-1937   Bill Clinton's Secretary of State
Hafizullah Amin
Head of State
1-Aug-1929 27-Dec-1979 President of Afghanistan, 1979
Glenn Anders
Actor
1-Sep-1889 26-Oct-1981 The Lady from Shanghai
Laurie Anderson
Performance Artist
5-Jun-1947   Tape bow violinist and performance artist
Regina M. Anderson
Playwright
21-May-1901 5-Feb-1993 Climbing Jacob's Ladder
Virginia Apgar
Doctor
7-Jun-1909 7-Aug-1974 Anesthesiologist, Apgar Score
Roone Arledge
Sports Figure
8-Jul-1931 5-Dec-2002 Created Wide World of Sports
Michael Armacost
Diplomat
15-Apr-1937   US Ambassador to Japan, 1989-93
Edwin H. Armstrong
Inventor
18-Dec-1890 31-Jan-1954 Inventor of FM radio
Morten Arntzen
Business
c. 1955   CEO of Overseas Shipholding Group
Kenneth J. Arrow
Economist
23-Aug-1921   Social Choice and Individual Values
John Ashbery
Poet
28-Jul-1927   Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror
Isaac Asimov
Author
2-Jan-1920 6-Apr-1992 Foundation
William Waldorf Astor
Publisher
31-Mar-1848 18-Oct-1919 The Observer
Paul Auster
Novelist
3-Feb-1947   New York Trilogy
Richard Avedon
Photographer
13-May-1923 1-Oct-2004 Photographer of the human predicament
Oswald Avery
Biologist
21-Oct-1877 20-Feb-1955 Antibodies and DNA
Richard Axel
Scientist
2-Jul-1946   Odorant receptors and olfactory organization
Bill Ayers
Activist
26-Dec-1944   Weather Underground
John Backus
Computer Programmer
3-Dec-1924 17-Mar-2007 Inventor of BNF, led FORTRAN team
Kenneth H. Bacon
Journalist
21-Nov-1944 15-Aug-2009 President of Refugees International, 2001-09
Stephen Baker
Author
15-Nov-1955   The Numerati
Ian Ballantine
Publisher
15-Feb-1916 9-Mar-1995 Paperback magnate
Richard C. Barkley
Diplomat
23-Dec-1932   US Ambassador to East Germany, 1988-90
Harry Barnes
Diplomat
5-Jun-1926 9-Aug-2012 US Ambassador to Chile, 1985-88
Harry Elmer Barnes
Historian
15-Jun-1889 25-Aug-1968 American conspiracy theorist
William Barr
Government
23-May-1950   US Attorney General, 1991-93
Maryanne Trump Barry
Judge
5-Apr-1937   3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
Robert L. Barry
Diplomat
28-Aug-1934   US Ambassador to Indonesia, 1992-95
Jacqueline K. Barton
Chemist
7-May-1952   Professor of Chemistry at CalTech
Jacques Barzun
Historian
30-Nov-1907 25-Oct-2012 From Dawn to Decadence
J. T. Battenberg III
Business
25-Apr-1943   CEO of Delphi, 1998-2005
Vincent M. Battle
Diplomat
1940   US Ambassador to Lebanon, 2001-04
Charles A. Beard
Historian
27-Nov-1874 1-Sep-1948 The Rise of American Civilization
Carl Becker
Historian
7-Sep-1873 10-Apr-1945 Everyman His Own Historian
William Beebe
Scientist
29-Jul-1877 4-Jun-1962 Ocean explorer
Marek Belka
Head of State
9-Jan-1952   Prime Minister of Poland, 2004-05
Daniel Bell
Sociologist
10-May-1919 25-Jan-2011 The End of Ideology
Baruj Benacerraf
Scientist
29-Oct-1920 2-Aug-2011 Gene control of HLA antigens
Richard Benedick
Diplomat
?   US negotiator to the Montreal Protocol
Ruth Benedict
Anthropologist
5-Jun-1887 17-Sep-1948 Anthropologist, Patterns of Culture
Medea Benjamin
Activist
10-Sep-1952   CODEPINK, Global Exchange cofounder
Gwendolyn Bennett
Author
8-Jul-1902 30-May-1981 Harlem Renaissance writer
Cathy Berberian
Singer
4-Jul-1925 6-Mar-1983 Operatic mezzo-soprano
Gertrude Berg
Radio Personality
3-Oct-1899 14-Sep-1966 The Goldbergs
Thomas Berger
Novelist
20-Jul-1924   Little Big Man
Sune K. Bergström
Scientist
10-Jan-1916 15-Aug-2004 Prostaglandins
Warren Berlinger
Actor
31-Aug-1937   American character actor
John Berryman
Poet
25-Oct-1914 7-Jan-1972 Homage to Mistress Bradstreet
Anthony Cardinal Bevilacqua
Religion
17-Jun-1923 31-Jan-2012 Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia, 1987-2003
Hakim Bey
Author
1945   Temporary Autonomous Zone
Kathryn Bigelow
Film Director
27-Nov-1951   The Hurt Locker
Poultney Bigelow
Author
10-Sep-1855 28-May-1954 The German Struggle for Liberty
Burt Blechman
Novelist
2-Mar-1927 29-Dec-1998 How Much?
Jeffrey L. Bleustein
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Harley-Davidson, 1997-2005
James Blish
Author
23-May-1921 30-Jul-1975 Cities in Flight
Hans Blix
Government
28-Jun-1928   Weapons inspector before Iraq War
Konrad Bloch
Scientist
21-Jan-1912 15-Oct-2000 Cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism
Baruch S. Blumberg
Scientist
28-Jul-1925 5-Apr-2011 Hepatitis B vaccine
Louis D. Boccardi
Journalist
c. 1938   CEO of Associated Press, 1985-2003
Avis Bohlen
Diplomat
20-Apr-1940   US Ambassador to Bulgaria, 1996-99
Sorrell Booke
Actor
4-Jan-1930 11-Feb-1994 Boss Hogg on Dukes of Hazzard
Pat Boone
Singer
1-Jun-1934   Lounge singer, 45M records sold
David Boreanaz
Actor
16-May-1969   Bones
Ari Bousbib
Business
c. 1962   President of Otis Elevator
John Bowe
Author
1964   Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor
Albert H. Bowker
Educator
8-Sep-1919 20-Jan-2008 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1971-80
Erskine Bowles
Government
8-Aug-1945   White House Chief of Staff, 1996-98
Jesse Bradford
Actor
28-May-1979   Clockstoppers
Gloria Brame
Author
20-Aug-1955   Clinical sexologist
Walter H. Brattain
Physicist
10-Feb-1902 13-Oct-1987 Co-Inventor of the transistor
Aurelia E. Brazeal
Diplomat
24-Nov-1943   US Ambassador to Ethiopia, 2002-05
Jenne K. Britell
Business
c. 1942   Structured Ventures, Inc.
Louis Bromfield
Author
27-Dec-1896 18-Mar-1956 Early Autumn
Geraldine Brooks
Novelist
14-Sep-1955   March
Joyce Brothers
Psychologist
20-Sep-1927 13-May-2013 Pop psychologist
Harold Brown
Government
19-Sep-1927   US Secretary of Defense, 1977-81
L. Dean Brown
Diplomat
21-Aug-1920 2-May-2001 US Ambassador to Jordan, 1970-73
Robert L. Brown
Judge
30-Jun-1941   Justice, Arkansas Supreme Court
Frank Bruni
Journalist
31-Oct-1964   New York Times food critic
Charles F. Brush III
Archaeologist
3-Apr-1923 1-Jun-2006 Explorers Club president 1978-81
Robert Brustein
Educator
21-Apr-1927   Founder, American Reportory Theatre
Pat Buchanan
Columnist
2-Nov-1938   Crossfire
Linda B. Buck
Biologist
29-Jan-1947   Odorant receptors and olfactory organization
Algis Budrys
Author
9-Jan-1931 9-Jun-2008 Rogue Moon
Warren Buffett
Business
30-Aug-1930   Billionaire in Omaha
Elisabeth Bumiller
Journalist
c. 1955   New York Times Washington correspondent
Raymond Burghardt
Diplomat
27-May-1945   US Ambassador to Vietnam, 2002-04
Kenneth Burke
Critic
5-May-1897 19-Nov-1993 Language as Symbolic Action
Arthur F. Burns
Economist
27-Apr-1904 6-Jun-1987 Chairman of the Federal Reserve, 1970-78
Ursula M. Burns
Business
20-Sep-1958   CEO of Xerox
Raymond Burr
Actor
21-May-1917 12-Sep-1993 Perry Mason
Frederick Busch
Novelist
1-Aug-1941 23-Feb-2006 Don't Tell Anyone
Richard C. Bush III
Government
c. 1947   Former Chair, American Institute in Taiwan
Patricia A. Butenis
Diplomat
c. 1957   US Ambassador to Bangladesh, 2006-08
Addie J. Butler
Religion
1946   Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Nicholas Murray Butler
Educator
2-Apr-1862 7-Dec-1947 President of Columbia University, 1901-45
Robert N. Butler
Doctor
21-Jan-1927 4-Jul-2010 Expert on aging
Daniel E. Button
Politician
1-Nov-1917 7-Mar-2009 Congressman from New York, 1967-71
José A. Cabranes
Judge
22-Dec-1940   2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Thomas Cahill
Author
29-Mar-1940   How the Irish Saved Civilization
Mary Calderone
Activist
1-Jul-1904 24-Oct-1998 Questions and Answers about Love and Sex
John Calley
Film/TV Producer
8-Jul-1930 13-Sep-2011 CEO of Sony Pictures, 1996-2003
Bill Campbell
Business
31-Aug-1940   Chairman of Intuit
Joseph Campbell
Author
26-Mar-1904 31-Oct-1987 The Power of Myth
Eric Cantor
Politician
6-Jun-1963   House Majority Leader
Richard G. Capen
Publisher
c. 1935   US Ambassador to Spain, 1992-93
Demetrios James Caraley
Educator
22-Jun-1932   President, Academy of Political Science
Ernesto Cardenal
Poet
20-Jan-1925   Liberation theologist, important Nicaraguan poet
Benjamin Cardozo
Judge
24-May-1870 9-Jul-1938 US Supreme Court Justice, 1932-38
Wendy Carlos
Electronic Musician
14-Nov-1939   Switched On Bach
Gene R. Carter
Educator
c. 1940   Executive Director, ASCD
Helena Carter
Actor
24-Aug-1923 11-Jan-2000 Invaders from Mars
Hodding Carter III
Journalist
7-Apr-1935   Carter Administration mouthpiece
Peter Cartwright
Business
6-Jan-1930   CEO of Calpine, 1984-2005
Tim Carvell
Comic
c. 1973   Head writer, The Daily Show
Robert B. Catell
Business
1-Feb-1937   CEO of KeySpan, 1998-2007
Emanuel Celler
Politician
6-May-1888 15-Jan-1981 Congressman from New York, 1923-73
Bennett Cerf
Publisher
25-May-1898 27-Aug-1971 Founder of Random House
Whittaker Chambers
Author
1-Apr-1901 9-Jul-1961 Accuser of Alger Hiss
Elaine Chao
Government
26-Mar-1953   US Secretary of Labor, 2001-09
Jerome Charyn
Novelist
13-May-1937   The Good Policeman
Shirley Chisholm
Politician
30-Nov-1924 1-Jan-2005 First black woman elected to US House
Lisa Cholodenko
Film Director
5-Jun-1964   Laurel Canyon
Kenneth B. Clark
Psychologist
14-Jul-1914 1-May-2005 Studied the effects of prejudice on children
Robert C. Clark
Educator
c. 1944   Dean of Harvard Law School, 1989-2003
Spencer Treat Clark
Actor
24-Sep-1987   Unbreakable
William Clark, Jr.
Diplomat
12-Oct-1930   US Ambassador to India, 1989-92
Lucille Clifton
Poet
27-Jun-1936 13-Feb-2010 Good Woman
Chelsea Clinton
Relative
27-Feb-1980   Daughter of Hillary and Bill Clinton
De Witt Clinton
Politician
2-Mar-1769 11-Feb-1828 Twice Governor of New York
Morris Raphael Cohen
Philosopher
25-Jul-1880 28-Jan-1947 Reason and Nature
Richard Cohen
Columnist
1941   Washington Post columnist
Roy Cohn
Government
20-Feb-1927 2-Aug-1986 Joseph McCarthy's henchman
James S. Coleman
Sociologist
12-May-1926 25-Mar-1995 Foundations of Social Theory
Barry Commoner
Biologist
28-May-1917 30-Sep-2012 Science and Survival
Bill Condon
Film Director
22-Oct-1955   Gods and Monsters
Morgan Conway
Actor
16-Mar-1903 16-Nov-1981 Dick Tracy
Robin Cook
Novelist
4-May-1940   Coma
Ben Cooper
Actor
30-Sep-1933   The Last Command
Leon N. Cooper
Physicist
28-Feb-1930   BCS Theory of Superconductivity
Matthew Cooper
Journalist
1963   Reluctant to name Plame leak source
André F. Cournand
Scientist
24-Sep-1895 19-Feb-1988 Cardiac catheterization
Norman Cousins
Author
24-Jun-1912 30-Nov-1990 Editor of The Saturday Review
Richard Ben Cramer
Author
12-Jun-1950 7-Jan-2013 What It Takes: The Way to the White House
Arthur G. Crane
Educator
1-Sep-1877 11-Aug-1955 President, University of Wyoming, 1922-41
Judith Crist
Critic
22-May-1922 7-Aug-2012 Ascerbic film critic
Monica Crowley
Pundit
19-Sep-1968   Conservative commentator on FOX News
Heidi Cullen
TV Personality
c. 1971   The Climate Code
Edward Dahlberg
Author
22-Jul-1900 27-Feb-1977 Because I Was Flesh
Jonathan Daniels
Government
26-Apr-1902 6-Nov-1981 FDR and Truman's press secretary
Borzou Daragahi
Journalist
c. 1966   Los Angeles Times reporter
Colgate W. Darden, Jr.
Politician
11-Feb-1897 9-Jun-1981 Governor of Virginia, 1942-46
Robert J. Darnall
Business
c. 1938   CEO of Inland Steel, 1992-98
Eugene I. Davis
Business
c. 1953   Pirinate Consulting Group
Ossie Davis
Actor
18-Dec-1917 4-Feb-2005 Do The Right Thing
Brian De Palma
Film Director
11-Sep-1940   Carrie
Karl Dean
Politician
20-Sep-1955   Mayor of Nashville
Rosa DeLauro
Politician
2-Mar-1943   Congresswoman, Connecticut 3rd
Christopher W. Dell
Diplomat
1956   US Ambassador to Zimbabwe, 2004-07
Brian Dennehy
Actor
9-Jul-1938   First Blood
Howard Dietz
Songwriter
8-Sep-1896 30-Jul-1983 MGM songwriter, publicity chief
William T. Dillard
Business
2-Sep-1914 8-Feb-2002 Founder of Dillard's
T. G. Dobzhansky
Scientist
25-Jan-1900 18-Dec-1975 Genetics and the Origin of Species
E. L. Doctorow
Author
6-Jan-1931   The Book of Daniel
Troy Donahue
Actor
27-Jan-1936 2-Sep-2001 A Summer Place
Timothy Donnelly
Poet
1969   Twenty-Seven Props
Wild Bill Donovan
Government
1-Jan-1883 8-Feb-1959 Founded the OSS
Paul H. Douglas
Politician
26-Mar-1892 24-Sep-1976 US Senator from Illinois, 1949-67
Truman B. Douglass
Religion
15-Jul-1901 27-May-1969 United Church of Christ
Hugh Downs
Journalist
14-Feb-1921   20/20
Charles Drew
Doctor
3-Jun-1904 1-Apr-1950 First to separate blood plasma
Michael Drosnin
Journalist
c. 1944   The Bible Code
Daniel C. Drucker
Engineer
1918 25-Aug-2001 Drucker's stability postulate
Tan Dun
Composer
18-Aug-1957   Heaven, Earth, Mankind
Charles F. Dunbar
Diplomat
1-Apr-1931   US Ambassador to Yemen, 1988-91
James F. Dunnigan
Historian
Aug-1943   Military historian, wargame designer
Amelia Earhart
Aviator
24-Jul-1897 2-Jul-1937 Misplaced aviatrix
Max Eastman
Author
12-Jan-1883 25-Mar-1969 Socialist writer, later embraced McCarthyism
Fred Ebb
Musician
8-Apr-1935 11-Sep-2004 Top Broadway lyricist, Cabaret
Wallace J. Eckert
Astronomer
19-Jun-1902 24-Aug-1971 First scientist hired by IBM
Martin L. Edelman
Attorney
c. 1941   Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker
Niles Eldredge
Paleontologist
25-Aug-1943   Theory of Punctuated Equilibrium
Ray Eliot
Football
13-Jun-1905 24-Feb-1980 Illini Head Coach, 1942-59
Josh Elliott
TV Personality
6-Jul-1971   Good Morning America
Albert Ellis
Psychologist
27-Sep-1913 24-Jul-2007 Rational emotive behavior therapy
Richard T. Ely
Economist
13-Apr-1854 4-Oct-1943 Introduction to Political Economy
Richard A. Epstein
Scholar
17-Apr-1943   Takings
Bonnie Erbe
TV Personality
?   Host of To the Contrary
Weeb Ewbank
Football
6-May-1907 17-Nov-1998 Head Coach, Baltimore Colts and NY Jets
Mark Eyskens
Head of State
29-Apr-1933   Prime Minister of Belgium, 1981
Mallory Factor
Activist
c. 1950   Merchant banker
Meyer Feldberg
Educator
17-Mar-1942   Dean of Columbia Business School, 1989-2004
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Poet
24-Mar-1919   A Coney Island of the Mind
Howard Fineman
Journalist
c. 1948   Huffington Post political analyst
Hamilton Fish II
Politician
17-Apr-1849 15-Jan-1936 Congressman from New York, 1909-11
Hamilton Fish
Politician
3-Aug-1808 7-Sep-1893 US Secretary of State, 1869-77
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Author
17-Feb-1879 9-Nov-1958 Understood Betsy
Alan H. Fishman
Business
c. 1946   Meridian Capital Group
Steven S. Fishman
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Big Lots
Val Fitch
Physicist
10-Mar-1923   Time not necessarily reversible
James Florio
Politician
29-Aug-1937   Governor of New Jersey, 1990-94
Robert W. Fogel
Economist
1-Jul-1926   Cliometrics
Matthew Fox
Actor
14-Jul-1966   Jack on Lost
James Franco
Actor
19-Apr-1978   Freaks and Geeks
Max Frankel
Journalist
3-Apr-1930   The New York Times
Helen Frankenthaler
Painter
12-Dec-1928 27-Dec-2011 Mountains and Sea
David Freddoso
Journalist
c. 1976   National Review Online
J. Richard Fredericks
Business
1945   US Ambassador to Switzerland, 1999-2001
Hugo Fregonese
Film Director
8-Apr-1908 17-Jan-1987 Old Shatterhand
Peter Frelinghuysen, Jr.
Politician
17-Jan-1916 23-May-2011 Congressman from New Jersey, 1953-75
Daniel Fried
Diplomat
1952   US Asst. Secy. of State for European Affairs
Milton Friedman
Economist
31-Jul-1912 16-Nov-2006 1976 Nobel Prize for Economics
Robert L. Friedman
Business
c. 1942   Managing Partner, Blackstone Group
Edward A. Frieman
Physicist
19-Jan-1926 11-Apr-2013 Director of Scripps, 1986-96
Ira H. Fuchs
Administrator
?   Founder of BITNET
Klaus Fuchs
Spy
29-Dec-1911 28-Jan-1988 Manhattan Project scientist, spy for USSR
Susan Fuhrman
Educator
c. 1943   President, Teachers College, Columbia
Allen Funt
Film/TV Producer
16-Sep-1914 5-Sep-1999 Producer and host of Candid Camera
George Furth
Playwright
14-Dec-1932 11-Aug-2008 Company
Dan Futterman
Actor
8-Jun-1967   Vincent on Judging Amy
Clarence Gaines
Basketball
21-May-1923 18-Apr-2005 Winston-Salem Head Coach, 1946-93
Paul Gallico
Author
26-Jul-1897 15-Jul-1975 The Snow Goose
Martin Garbus
Attorney
8-Aug-1934   Attorney for Lenny Bruce
Art Garfunkel
Singer/Songwriter
5-Nov-1941   Simon and Garfunkel
Jason Garrett
Football
28-Mar-1966   Dallas Cowboys head coach
Lorraine Gary
Actor
16-Aug-1937   Jaws
Peter Gay
Historian
20-Jun-1923   The Enlightenment: An Interpretation
Gordon Gee
Educator
2-Feb-1944   President, Ohio State University
Will Geer
Actor
9-Mar-1902 22-Apr-1978 Zebulon Walton in The Waltons
Lou Gehrig
Baseball
19-Jun-1903 2-Jun-1941 Played 2,130 consecutive games
Philip H. Geier, Jr.
Business
22-Feb-1935   CEO of Interpublic Group, 1980-2000
Julius Genachowski
Government
19-Aug-1962   FCC Chairman
Vitas Gerulaitis
Tennis
26-Jul-1954 17-Sep-1994 Winner, 1977 Australian Open
Allen Ginsberg
Poet
3-Jun-1926 5-Apr-1997 Howl!
Nikki Giovanni
Poet
7-Jun-1943   Black Feeling, Black Talk
Greg Giraldo
Comic
10-Dec-1965 29-Sep-2010 Friday Night Stand-Up
Robert Giroux
Publisher
8-Apr-1914 5-Sep-2008 Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Nathan Glazer
Pundit
25-Feb-1923   Co-Editor, The Public Interest
Alexis Glick
Journalist
7-Aug-1972   Fox Business Network anchor, 2007-09
Thomas H. Glocer
Business
8-Oct-1959   CEO of Thomson Reuters
Louise Glück
Author
22-Apr-1943   The Wild Iris
Maria Goeppert-Mayer
Physicist
28-Jun-1906 20-Feb-1972 Shell nuclear model
Susan Golding
Politician
18-Aug-1945   Mayor of San Diego, 1992-2000
William Goldman
Novelist
12-Aug-1931   Marathon Man
Harvey J. Goldschmid
Government
6-May-1940   SEC Commissioner, 2002-05
Matt Gonzalez
Politician
4-Jun-1965   Progressive politician, activist
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Actor
17-Feb-1981   Third Rock From the Sun
Neil M. Gorsuch
Judge
29-Aug-1967   10th Circuit Court of Appeals
Gordon Gould
Physicist
17-Jul-1920 16-Sep-2005 Invented the laser, arguably
Stephen Jay Gould
Biologist
10-Sep-1941 20-May-2002 Evolutionary scientist
Henry F. Grady
Economist
12-Feb-1882 14-Sep-1957 First US Ambassador to India, 1947-48
Gerrit Graham
Actor
27-Nov-1949   Class Reunion
Patricia A. Graham
Educator
1935   Dean of Harvard GSE, 1982-91
Mike Gravel
Politician
13-May-1930   US Senator from Alaska, 1969-81
Alan Greenspan
Economist
6-Mar-1926   Federal Reserve Chairman, 1987-2006
Judd Gregg
Politician
14-Feb-1947   US Senator from New Hampshire, 1993-2011
Robert H. Grubbs
Chemist
27-Feb-1942   Metathesis
Jack Grubman
Business
8-Oct-1953   Shady-dealings securities analyst
Ursula K. Le Guin
Novelist
21-Oct-1929   The Left Hand of Darkness
Alan Guth
Physicist
27-Feb-1947   Inflationary theory of cosmology
Samuel Guthrie
Doctor
1782 19-Oct-1848 Discovered chloroform
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Actor
16-Nov-1977   Secretary
James C. Hagerty
Government
9-May-1909 11-Apr-1981 Eisenhower's press secretary
Rosanne Haggerty
Administrator
c. 1960   Common Ground Community
Alexander Haig
Government
2-Dec-1924 20-Feb-2010 US Secretary of State, 1981-82
Suzanne K. Hale
Diplomat
21-Apr-1948   US Ambassador to Micronesia
Edward T. Hall
Anthropologist
16-May-1914 20-Jul-2009 The Silent Language
Jane Hall
Journalist
?   Fox News Watch commentator
William Stewart Halsted
Doctor
23-Sep-1852 7-Sep-1922 Pioneer of sterile surgical technique
Alexander Hamilton
Government
11-Jan-1757 12-Jul-1804 Primary author of The Federalist Papers
Armand Hammer
Business
21-May-1898 10-Dec-1990 Soviet agent of influence
Oscar Hammerstein II
Musician
12-Jul-1895 23-Aug-1960 Rodgers and Hammerstein
Donna Hanover
Radio Personality
13-Feb-1950   WOR Radio Morning Co-Host, NYC
James E. Hansen
Scientist
29-Mar-1941   Greenhouse effect and global warming
Otto Harbach
Songwriter
18-Aug-1873 24-Jan-1963 Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Phil Hardberger
Politician
27-Jul-1934   Mayor of San Antonio
Elizabeth Hardwick
Critic
27-Jul-1916 2-Dec-2007 Seduction and Betrayal
Ed Harris
Actor
28-Nov-1950   The Rock
Marvin Harris
Anthropologist
18-Aug-1927 25-Oct-2001 Anthropological historian
Robert Harrison
Publisher
14-Apr-1904 17-Feb-1978 Publisher of tabloid Confidential
C. Lowell Harriss
Economist
2-Aug-1912 14-Dec-2009 Columbia University Economist
Jeffrey Hart
Author
22-Apr-1930   The American Dissent
Lorenz Hart
Songwriter
2-May-1895 22-Nov-1943 Lyricist, Rodgers and Hart
Matthew J. Hart
Business
c. 1953   CEO of Hilton Hotels
E. Newton Harvey
Zoologist
25-Nov-1887 21-Jul-1959 Light-emitting organisms
Ethel Browne Harvey
Zoologist
14-Dec-1885 2-Sep-1965 Embryology of sea urchins
Patricia M. Haslach
Diplomat
c. 1956   US Senior Official for APEC
Herbert A. Hauptman
Mathematician
14-Feb-1917 23-Oct-2011 X-ray diffraction studies
Alexander Heard
Educator
14-Mar-1917 24-Jul-2009 Chancellor of Vanderbilt University, 1963-82
Ken Hechler
Politician
20-Sep-1914   Congressman from West Virginia, 1959-77
Anthony Hecht
Poet
16-Jan-1923 20-Oct-2004 The Hard Hours
Dorothy Height
Activist
24-Mar-1912 20-Apr-2010 National Council of Negro Women
Carolyn Heilbrun
Novelist
13-Jan-1926 9-Oct-2003 Amanda Cross, mystery novelist
F. Augustus Heinze
Business
1869 4-Nov-1914 Copper baron, went broke in the Panic of 1907
Joseph Heller
Author
1-May-1923 12-Dec-1999 Catch-22
Lillian Hellman
Playwright
20-Jun-1905 30-Jun-1984 Little Foxes
Fletcher Henderson
Jazz Musician
18-Dec-1897 29-Dec-1952 Pioneering swing and jazz bandleader
Louis Henyey
Astronomer
3-Feb-1910 18-Feb-1970 Henyey method
Mayo D. Hersey
Engineer
30-Aug-1886 5-Sep-1978 Tribology
Melville J. Herskovits
Anthropologist
10-Sep-1895 25-Feb-1963 The Myth of the Negro Past
Abram Stevens Hewitt
Politician
31-Jul-1822 18-Jan-1903 Mayor of New York City, 1887-88
Jim Hightower
Radio Personality
11-Jan-1943   Texan, radio voice, author
Utada Hikaru
Singer
19-Jan-1983   J-Pop crossover singer
Lauryn Hill
Singer
26-May-1975   Soul/hip hop singer and producer
Martin J. Hillenbrand
Diplomat
1-Aug-1915 2-Feb-2005 US Ambassador to Germany, 1972-76
Starr Roxanne Hiltz
Sociologist
c. 1943   Mother of on-line education
Michael Hiltzik
Columnist
9-Nov-1952   Los Angeles Times columnist
Shere Hite
Author
2-Nov-1942   The Hite Report on sexuality
Jim Hoagland
Journalist
22-Jan-1940   The Washington Post
Chuck Hoberman
Inventor
1956   Creator of unfolding structures
Roald Hoffmann
Chemist
18-Jul-1937   Woodward-Hoffmann reaction
Richard Hofstadter
Historian
6-Aug-1916 24-Oct-1970 Anti-Intellectualism in American Life
Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Government
21-Jan-1951   US Attorney General
John Hollander
Poet
28-Oct-1929   Powers of Thirteen
Herman Hollerith
Inventor
29-Feb-1860 17-Nov-1929 Invented the punchcard
Katie Holmes
Actor
18-Dec-1978   Joey Potter on Dawson's Creek
Nicole Holofcener
Film Director
22-Mar-1960   Friends with Money
Sidney Hook
Philosopher
20-Dec-1902 12-Jul-1989 Pragmatist
David Horowitz
Activist
10-Jan-1939   Conservative activist
José Ramos Horta
Politician
26-Dec-1949   President of East Timor, Nobel laureate
Edward Everett Horton
Actor
18-Mar-1886 29-Sep-1970 Prolific 1930s comedic actor
John Hospers
Politician
9-Jun-1918 12-Jun-2011 First Libertarian presidential candidate
Richard Howard
Poet
13-Oct-1929   Untitled Subjects
Evelyn Hu
Physicist
c. 1947   Nanoscale device fabrication
Franklin P. Huddle
Diplomat
9-May-1943   US Ambassador to Tajikistan, 2001-03
Langston Hughes
Poet
1-Feb-1902 22-May-1967 The Negro Speaks of Rivers
Lisa Bobbie Schreiber Hughes
Diplomat
1958   US Ambassador to Suriname
Vernon W. Hughes
Physicist
28-May-1921 25-Mar-2003 Muons
Zora Neale Hurston
Novelist
7-Jan-1891 28-Jan-1960 Their Eyes Were Watching God
Dick Hyman
Pianist
8-Mar-1927   Pianist, Organist, Conductor, Composer
Louis J. Ignarro
Scientist
31-May-1941   Nitric oxide as a cardiovascular signal
Sandra S. Ikuta
Judge
24-Jun-1954   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Toomas Hendrik Ilves
Head of State
26-Dec-1953   President of Estonia
Andy Ireland
Politician
23-Aug-1930   Congressman from Florida, 1977-93
Douglas A. Irwin
Economist
c. 1962   Free Trade Under Fire
Molly Ivins
Columnist
30-Aug-1944 31-Jan-2007 Loudmouthed Texas dame
Ralph Izzo
Business
c. 1957   CEO of PSEG
Donald P. Jacobs
Economist
22-Jun-1927   Dean of the Kellogg School, 1975-2001
Jane Jacobs
Author
4-May-1916 25-Apr-2006 The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Sam Jaffe
Actor
10-Mar-1891 24-Mar-1984 Gunga Din
Famke Janssen
Actor
5-Nov-1965   X-Men, Bond Girl
Jim Jarmusch
Film Director
22-Jan-1953   Permanent Vacation
Jerry J. Jasinowski
Business
4-Jan-1939   National Association of Manufacturers
Leigh Jason
Film Director
26-Jul-1904 19-Feb-1979 The Mad Miss Manton
Robert Jastrow
Astronomer
7-Sep-1925 8-Feb-2008 Red Giants and White Dwarfs
Jacob K. Javits
Politician
18-Mar-1904 7-Mar-1986 US Senator from New York, 1957-81
John Jay
Judge
12-Dec-1745 17-May-1829 First Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
Benjamin Todd Jealous
Activist
c. 1972   President of the NAACP
Leonard Jeffries
Scholar
19-Jan-1937   Controversial blackademic
James Weldon Johnson
Author
17-Jun-1871 26-Jun-1938 God's Trombones
Howard P. Jones
Diplomat
2-Jan-1899 Sep-1973 US Ambassador to Indonesia, 1958-65
Matthew Josephson
Historian
15-Feb-1899 13-Mar-1978 The Robber Barons
Heidi Julavits
Author
1968   The Mineral Palace
Tina S. Kaidanow
Government
?   US Chief of Mission in Kosovo
Bernard Kalb
Journalist
4-Feb-1922   CBS and NBC news correspondent
John Kander
Composer
18-Mar-1927   Top Broadway composer
Robert A. Kann
Historian
11-Feb-1906 30-Aug-1981 The Multinational Empire
Robert A. Katzmann
Judge
22-Apr-1953   2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Henry Kaufman
Business
20-Oct-1927   Ex Managing Director, Salomon Brothers
David Kay
Government
c. 1941   Chief Weapons Inspector
Alfred Kazin
Critic
5-Jun-1915 5-Jun-1998 On Native Grounds
Thomas H. Kean
Politician
21-Apr-1935   Governor of New Jersey, 1982-90
Philip Kearny
Military
2-Jun-1815 1-Sep-1862 US Civil War general
Max Kellerman
Sports Journalist
6-Aug-1973   Boxing commentator
Jean Louisa Kelly
Actor
9-Mar-1972   Kim Warner on Yes, Dear
Edward C. Kendall
Scientist
8-Sep-1886 4-May-1972 Adrenocortical hormones
X. J. Kennedy
Poet
21-Aug-1929   Juvenile poet, Brats
Rockwell Kent
Painter
21-Jun-1882 13-Mar-1971 Early 20th c. American realist painter
Jack Kerouac
Novelist
12-Mar-1922 21-Oct-1969 On The Road
Alicia Keys
Singer
25-Jan-1981   Fallin'
Leon H. Keyserling
Economist
22-Jan-1908 9-Aug-1987 Council of Economic Advisers, 1946-53
Rushworth M. Kidder
Author
8-May-1944 5-Mar-2012 Founder, Institute for Global Ethics
Bobbie Kilberg
Administrator
25-Oct-1944   Northern Virginia Technology Council
Joyce Kilmer
Poet
6-Dec-1886 30-Jul-1918 Trees
Charles P. Kindleberger
Economist
12-Oct-1910 7-Jul-2003 The World in Depression
Reatha Clark King
Business
11-Apr-1938   President of Metropolitan State, 1977-88
Lester A. Kirkendall
Sociologist
15-Nov-1903 31-May-1991 Premarital Intercourse and Interpersonal Relationships
Jeane Kirkpatrick
Government
19-Nov-1926 7-Dec-2006 Reagan's UN Ambassador
Carolyn Kizer
Poet
10-Dec-1925   Yin: New Poems
John Kluge
Business
21-Sep-1914 7-Sep-2010 Media mogul, Metromedia, Inc.
Alfred A. Knopf
Publisher
12-Sep-1892 11-Aug-1984 American publisher
William S. Knowles
Chemist
1-Jun-1917 13-Jun-2012 Chiral catalysts
Kenneth Koch
Poet
27-Feb-1925 6-Jul-2002 On the Great Atlantic Rainway
Arthur Kornberg
Scientist
3-Mar-1918 26-Oct-2007 Synthesized DNA
Tom C. Korologos
Diplomat
16-Apr-1933   US Ambassador to Belgium, 2004-07
Richard Kostelanetz
Artist
14-May-1940   Prodigious avant-garde artist and author
Peter H. Kostmayer
Politician
27-Sep-1946   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1983-93
Sandy Koufax
Baseball
30-Dec-1935   Three-time Cy Young Award winner
Robert Kraft
Business
5-Jun-1941   Owner, New England Patriots
Hilton Kramer
Critic
25-Mar-1928 27-Mar-2012 The New Criterion
Stephen Krasner
Educator
15-Feb-1942   State Dept Policy Planning Dir., 2005-07
Henry Kravis
Business
6-Jan-1944   Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Kurt Kreuger
Actor
23-Jul-1916 12-Jul-2006 The Enemy Below
Alfred Kroeber
Anthropologist
11-Jun-1876 5-Oct-1960 Pioneer in American Anthropology
Steve Kroft
Journalist
22-Aug-1945   60 Minutes
Joseph Wood Krutch
Naturalist
25-Nov-1893 22-May-1970 The Modern Temper
Madeleine M. Kunin
Politician
28-Sep-1933   Governor of Vermont, 1985-91
Howard Kurtz
Journalist
1-Aug-1953   Media critic
Paul Kurtz
Philosopher
21-Dec-1925 20-Oct-2012 Pro-skeptic activist
Daniel Kurtzer
Diplomat
Jun-1949   US Ambassador to Israel, 2001-05
Polykarp Kusch
Physicist
26-Jan-1911 20-Mar-1993 Magnetic moment of the electron
Tony Kushner
Playwright
16-Jul-1956   Angels in America
Simon Kuznets
Economist
30-Apr-1901 8-Jul-1985 National Income and Its Composition
Maria Elena Lagomasino
Business
c. 1950   CEO of JP Morgan Private Bank, 2001-05
Charles R. LaMantia
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Arthur D. Little, 1988-99
Corliss Lamont
Activist
28-Mar-1902 26-Apr-1995 Millionaire socialist
Lisa Lampanelli
Comic
19-Jul-1961   Insult Comic
Audrey Landers
Actor
18-Jul-1959   Afton Cooper on Dallas
Dorothea Lange
Photographer
26-May-1895 11-Oct-1965 Depression-era photographer
William Langer
Politician
30-Sep-1886 8-Nov-1959 Governor and Senator from North Dakota
Irving Langmuir
Chemist
31-Jan-1881 16-Aug-1957 Inventor of the high-vacuum tube
Jaron Lanier
Scientist
3-May-1960   Coined the term "virtual reality"
Frank Lautenberg
Politician
23-Jan-1924   US Senator from New Jersey
George P. Lawrence
Politician
19-May-1859 21-Nov-1917 Congressman, committed suicide
Karen R. Lawrence
Educator
18-Mar-1949   President, Sarah Lawrence College
Rochelle B. Lazarus
Business
1947   CEO of Ogilvy & Mather, 1996-2009
Lewis Leary
Educator
18-Apr-1906 1-May-1990 That Rascal Freneau
Paul LeClerc
Administrator
28-May-1941   CEO of New York Public Library
Joshua Lederberg
Biologist
23-May-1925 2-Feb-2008 Genetic properties of bacteria
Leon M. Lederman
Physicist
15-Jul-1922   Researcher of neutrinos
Roger S. Leeds
Business
c. 1944   Emerging Markets Private Equity Association
Jonah Lehrer
Author
25-Jun-1981   Imagine: How Creativity Works
Luis Leloir
Chemist
6-Sep-1906 2-Dec-1987 Conversion of carbohydrates
James F. Leonard
Diplomat
30-May-1920   US Ambassador to the UN, 1977-79
Robert Sean Leonard
Actor
28-Feb-1969   House, M.D.
Alfred Lerner
Business
8-May-1933 23-Oct-2002 CEO of MBNA, 1982-2002
Gerda Lerner
Historian
30-Apr-1920 2-Jan-2013 The Woman in American History
Carl Leubsdorf
Journalist
17-Mar-1938   Dallas Morning News
William E. Leuchtenburg
Historian
28-Sep-1922   FDR scholar
Burton Levin
Diplomat
28-Sep-1930   US Ambassador to Burma, 1987-90
Sandy Levin
Politician
6-Sep-1931   Congressman, Michigan 12th
Irving R. Levine
Journalist
26-Aug-1922 27-Mar-2009 NBC Correspondent, 1950-95
Sara Levinson
Business
c. 1950   President of NFL Properties, 1994-2000
Oscar Lewis
Anthropologist
25-Dec-1914 16-Dec-1970 Culture of Poverty
Mara Liasson
Journalist
13-Jun-1955   Fox News political analyst
Willard F. Libby
Chemist
17-Dec-1908 8-Sep-1980 Carbon-14 dating technique
A. J. Liebling
Journalist
18-Oct-1904 28-Dec-1963 The New Yorker
Ronald D. Liebowitz
Educator
c. 1957   President, Middlebury College
Thomas W. Lippman
Journalist
c. 1939   Washington Post Mideast Correspondent
Seymour M. Lipset
Sociologist
18-Mar-1922 31-Dec-2006 American Exceptionalism
Robert R. Livingston
Politician
27-Nov-1746 26-Feb-1813 Architected the Louisiana Purchase
Henry Demarest Lloyd
Journalist
1-May-1847 28-Sep-1903 Radical reporter
Daniel S. Loeb
Business
c. 1962   Third Point LLC
John V. Lombardi
Educator
1942   President, Louisiana State University
Oren E. Long
Politician
4-Mar-1889 6-May-1965 US Senator from Hawaii, 1959-62
Audre Lorde
Author
18-Feb-1934 17-Nov-1992 A Burst of Light
Konrad Lorenz
Zoologist
7-Nov-1903 27-Feb-1989 Founder of modern ethology
Frank Lorenzo
Business
19-May-1940   Former CEO, Eastern Airlines
Robert H. Lowie
Anthropologist
12-Jun-1883 21-Sep-1957 American ethnologist
Edward Luck
Scholar
?   International Affairs professor at Columbia
Sid Luckman
Football
21-Nov-1916 5-Jul-1998 Chicago Bears QB, Hall of Famer
William H. Luers
Diplomat
15-May-1929   US Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, 1983-86
Sidney Lumet
Film Director
25-Jun-1924 9-Apr-2011 Dog Day Afternoon
Grace Lumpkin
Novelist
3-Mar-1891 1980 To Make My Bread
Salvador Luria
Biologist
13-Aug-1912 6-Feb-1991 Natural selection in bacteria
Gerard E. Lynch
Judge
4-Sep-1951   2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Staughton Lynd
Historian
22-Nov-1929   Intellectual Origins of American Radicalism
Barry C. Lynn
Journalist
20-Aug-1961   Cornered: The New Monopoly Capitalism
Eugene Lyons
Author
1-Jul-1898 1985 Anti-Communist Editor of American Mercury
Andrea Mackris
Victim
c. 1971   Allegedly harassed by Bill O'Reilly
Dan Maffei
Politician
4-Jul-1968   Congressman from New York, 2009-11
Alfred Thayer Mahan
Author
27-Sep-1840 1-Dec-1914 The Influence of Sea Power upon History
Theodore Maiman
Physicist
11-Jul-1927 5-May-2007 Built the first working laser
Bernard Malamud
Author
26-Apr-1914 18-Mar-1986 The Fixer
Albert Maltz
Playwright
28-Oct-1908 26-Apr-1985 One of the Hollywood Ten
James Mangold
Film Director
16-Dec-1963   Walk the Line
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Film Director
11-Feb-1909 5-Feb-1993 The Barefoot Contessa
Martin Manulis
Film/TV Producer
30-May-1915 28-Sep-2007 Creator of Playhouse 90
David F. Marquardt
Business
c. 1951   Venture capital investor
René Marqués
Playwright
4-Oct-1919 22-Mar-1979 La Carreta
Jared Martin
Actor
21-Dec-1941   Steven Farlow on Dallas
William McChesney Martin
Economist
17-Dec-1906 29-Jul-1998 Federal Reserve Chairman, 1951-70
Robert Maschio
Actor
25-Aug-1966   Dr. Todd Quinlan on Scrubs
John C. Mather
Physicist
7-Aug-1946   Big Bang
F. David Mathews
Government
6-Dec-1935   HEW Secretary under Ford
Jack Matlock
Diplomat
1-Oct-1929   US Ambassador to the USSR, 1987-91
Brander Matthews
Critic
21-Feb-1852 31-Mar-1929 The Study of American Literature
Tony Mauro
Journalist
c. 1949   Legal Times reporter
Clifford D. May
Activist
c. 1951   Foundation for the Defense of Democracies
Rollo May
Psychologist
21-Apr-1909 22-Oct-1994 Love and Will
Mark P. Mays
Business
c. 1963   CEO of Clear Channel
Megan McCafferty
Novelist
3-Feb-1973   Juvenile novelist, Sloppy Firsts
Meghan McCain
Blogger
23-Oct-1984   John McCain's daughter
Andrew C. McCarthy
Pundit
?   National Review Online
Betsy McCaughey
Politician
20-Oct-1948   Lt. Governor of New York, 1995-98
James McClatchy
Publisher
17-Dec-1920 26-May-2006 Former Chairman, McClatchy Newspapers
James L. McConaughy
Politician
21-Oct-1887 7-Mar-1948 Governor of Connecticut, 1947-48
Robert J. McCool
Business
c. 1939   Former EVP at Mobil
Douglas H. McCorkindale
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Gannett, 2000-05
James McCracken
Singer
16-Dec-1926 30-Apr-1988 Operatic tenor, Otello
Carson McCullers
Author
19-Feb-1917 29-Sep-1967 The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
Nancy E. McEldowney
Diplomat
c. 1959   US Ambassador to Bulgaria
Douglas L. McElhaney
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina, 2004-07
Joseph McElroy
Novelist
21-Aug-1930   Lookout Cartridge
John McGiver
Actor
5-Nov-1913 9-Sep-1975 Midnight Cowboy
James McGreevey
Politician
6-Aug-1957   Governor of New Jersey, 2002-04
John McLaughlin
Talk Show Host
29-Mar-1927   The McLaughlin Group
Terry McMillan
Novelist
18-Oct-1951   Waiting to Exhale
Terrence McNally
Playwright
3-Nov-1939   Frankie and Johnny
William McNamara
Actor
31-Mar-1965   Beggars and Choosers
Harry C. McPherson
Attorney
22-Aug-1929 16-Feb-2012 White House Counsel to Johnson
Margaret Mead
Anthropologist
16-Dec-1901 15-Nov-1978 Coming of Age in Samoa
Allan Melvin
Actor
18-Feb-1923 17-Jan-2008 Archie Bunker's Place
Louis Menand
Critic
21-Jan-1952   The Metaphysical Club
J. Ezra Merkin
Business
c. 1954   Chairman of GMAC
Charles E. Merriam
Scholar
15-Nov-1874 8-Jan-1953 American Political Ideas
Robert C. Merton
Economist
31-Jul-1944   Risk management and options
Thomas Merton
Author
31-Jan-1915 10-Dec-1968 The Seven Storey Mountain
Dick Miller
Actor
25-Dec-1928   A Bucket of Blood
Kate Millett
Activist
14-Sep-1934   Sexual Politics
Steven Millhauser
Author
3-Aug-1943   Martin Dressler
Robert A. Millikan
Physicist
22-Mar-1868 19-Dec-1953 Determined the charge of an electron
Robert L. Mills
Physicist
15-Apr-1927 27-Oct-1999 Subatomic particles
Ira M. Millstein
Attorney
8-Nov-1926   Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Ilhan Mimaroglu
Electronic Musician
11-Mar-1926 17-Jul-2012 Sing Me A Song of Songmy
Raymond D. Mindlin
Engineer
17-Sep-1906 22-Nov-1987 Mindlin's problem
Wayne Mixson
Politician
16-Jun-1922   Governor of Florida, 1987
Gerald Mohr
Actor
11-Jun-1914 9-Nov-1968 American character actor
Ashley Montagu
Anthropologist
28-Jun-1905 26-Nov-1999 The Natural Superiority of Women
Rick Moody
Author
18-Oct-1961   Purple America
Robert Moog
Inventor
23-May-1934 21-Aug-2005 Invented the synthesizer
Clement Clarke Moore
Poet
15-Jul-1779 10-Jul-1863 'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Hector E. Morales, Jr.
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to the OAS
Dick Morris
Government
28-Nov-1948   Fox News lapdog, former Clinton advisor
Gouverneur Morris
Politician
31-Jan-1752 6-Nov-1816 American financier, Revolutionary politician
Robert Moses
Government
18-Dec-1888 29-Jul-1981 New York City planner
Arnold Moss
Actor
28-Jan-1910 15-Dec-1989 My Favorite Spy
Walter Mossberg
Columnist
27-Mar-1947   Technology columnist, Wall Street Journal
Robert Motherwell
Painter
24-Jan-1915 16-Jul-1991 Abstract expressionist
Greg Mottola
Film Director
11-Jul-1964   Superbad
Anson Mount
Actor
25-Feb-1973   Crossroads
Michael Mukasey
Judge
28-Jul-1941   US Attorney General, 2007-09
Hermann J. Muller
Scientist
21-Dec-1890 5-Apr-1967 Genetic effects of radiation
Richard Mulligan
Actor
13-Nov-1932 26-Sep-2000 Burt Campbell in Soap
Bill Mundell
Business
c. 1960   CEO of Vidyah, Inc.
Mary O. Mundinger
Educator
c. 1937   Dean, Columbia School of Nursing
Story Musgrave
Astronaut
19-Aug-1935   Spent 1281 hours in space
Michael Musto
Columnist
3-Dec-1955   Village Voice gossip columnist
Jerrold Nadler
Politician
13-Jun-1947   Congressman, New York 8th
Dennis M. Nally
Business
c. 1952   Chairman of Price Waterhouse Coopers
Christopher Napolitano
Journalist
c. 1963   Playboy editorial director
Daniel Nathans
Scientist
30-Oct-1928 16-Nov-1999 Restriction enzymes (DNA cleavage)
Victor Navasky
Publisher
5-Jul-1932   Publisher of The Nation
Pauline Newman
Judge
20-Jun-1927   US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Richard G. Newman
Business
c. 1934   CEO of AECOM, 1990-2005
David D. Newsom
Diplomat
6-Jan-1918 30-Mar-2008 US Ambassador to Philippines, 1977-78
Richard Ney
Actor
12-Nov-1916 18-Jul-2004 Mrs. Miniver
Jim Nicholson
Government
4-Feb-1938   US Secretary of Veterans Affairs
Daniel A. Ninivaggi
Business
c. 1966   CEO of Icahn Enterprises LP
Louis Nizer
Attorney
6-Feb-1902 10-Nov-1994 My Life in Court
Flemming L. Norcott, Jr.
Judge
11-Oct-1943   Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court
Charles Norris
Government
4-Dec-1867 11-Sep-1935 New York's first Chief Medical Examiner
John H. Northrop
Chemist
5-Jul-1891 27-May-1987 Bacteriophages
Bernard W. Nussbaum
Attorney
23-Mar-1937   White House Counsel for Bill Clinton
Barbara O'Brien
Politician
18-Apr-1950   Lt. Governor of Colorado
Mary Rose Oakar
Politician
5-Mar-1940   Congresswoman from Ohio, 1977-93
Barack Obama
Head of State
4-Aug-1961   44th President of the United States
William Odom
Military
23-Jun-1932 30-May-2008 NSA Director 1985-88
Daniel Okrent
Author
2-Apr-1948   Former public editor, New York Times
Michel Oksenberg
Scholar
12-Oct-1938 22-Feb-2001 Leading sinologist
Arthur M. Okun
Economist
28-Nov-1928 23-Mar-1980 Council of Economic Advisers, 1964-69
Sharon Olds
Poet
19-Nov-1942   The Dead and the Living
Victor Oristano
Business
10-Sep-1916   Alda Limited Partners
Catherine Oxenberg
Actor
22-Sep-1961   Amanda Carrington on Dynasty
Vance Packard
Sociologist
22-May-1914 12-Dec-1996 The Hidden Persuaders
Susan Page
Journalist
12-Feb-1951   USA Today Washington bureau chief
Vikram Pandit
Business
1957   CEO of Citigroup
Stuart Pankin
Actor
8-Apr-1946   Arachnophobia
Anna Paquin
Actor
24-Jul-1982   The Piano and X-Men
Mitchell Parish
Songwriter
10-Jul-1900 31-Mar-1993 Volare
B. Lynn Pascoe
Diplomat
7-Jul-1943   UN Under Secy. Gen. for Political Affairs
David A. Paterson
Politician
20-May-1954   Governor of New York, 2008-11
M. Scott Peck
Author
22-May-1936 25-Sep-2005 The Road Less Traveled
Jan Peerce
Singer
3-Jun-1904 15-Dec-1984 Operatic tenor, NY Metropolitan Opera
Amanda Peet
Actor
11-Jan-1972   Touch Me
Kimberly Peirce
Film Director
8-Sep-1967   Boys Don't Cry
Claiborne Pell
Politician
22-Nov-1918 1-Jan-2009 US Senator from Rhode Island, 1961-97
Herbert C. Pell
Diplomat
16-Feb-1884 17-Jul-1961 US Ambassador to Portugal, 1937-41
Nat Pendleton
Actor
9-Aug-1895 12-Oct-1967 At the Circus
Mark Penn
Government
5-Jan-1954   Hillary Clinton 2008 campaign strategist
Arno Penzias
Astronomer
26-Apr-1933   Detected primordial radiation
Jacques Pépin
Chef
18-Dec-1935   Frequent Julia Child collaborator
Walker Percy
Author
28-May-1916 10-May-1990 The Moviegoer
Anthony Perkins
Actor
4-Apr-1932 12-Sep-1992 Psycho
Frances Perkins
Government
10-Apr-1882 14-May-1965 First female US cabinet member
Martin L. Perl
Physicist
24-Jun-1927   Discovered the tau lepton
Ann Petry
Novelist
12-Oct-1908 28-Apr-1997 The Street
Kitty Pilgrim
Journalist
14-Aug-1954   Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lionel Pincus
Business
2-Mar-1931 10-Oct-2009 Co-Founder, Warburg Pincus
Bill Plante
Journalist
14-Jan-1938   CBS White House correspondent
Norman Podhoretz
Author
16-Jan-1930   Prominent neocon author
Michael Pollan
Author
6-Feb-1955   The Omnivore's Dilemma
Adam Posen
Scholar
?   Institute for International Economics
Neil Postman
Educator
8-Mar-1931 5-Oct-2003 Amusing Ourselves to Death
Alvin F. Poussaint
Doctor
15-May-1934   Child-rearing expert
Adam Clayton Powell
Politician
29-Nov-1908 4-Apr-1972 Congressman from New York, 1945-71
Dennis Prager
Radio Personality
2-Aug-1948   Conservative Jewish radio host
Josephine Premice
Actor
21-Jul-1926 13-Apr-2001 Calypso singer, Broadway actress
Soon-Yi Previn
Relative
8-Oct-1970   Woody Allen's scandalously young wife
Dana Priest
Journalist
c. 1959   Washington Post Pentagon reporter
Susan Kaufman Purcell
Scholar
c. 1941   Center for Hemispheric Study
Mario Puzo
Novelist
15-Oct-1920 2-Jul-1999 The Godfather
John Quiñones
Journalist
23-May-1952   Primetime: What Would You Do?
Isidor Isaac Rabi
Physicist
29-Jul-1898 11-Jan-1988 Magnetic beam resonances
Dotson Rader
Author
25-Jul-1942   I Ain't Marchin' Anymore!
Richard W. Rahn
Economist
c. 1941   The End of Money
Daniel R. Raichel
Scientist
1935 22-Dec-2006 Acoustics expert
James Rainwater
Physicist
9-Dec-1917 31-May-1986 Determined shapes of nuclei
David Rakoff
Author
27-Nov-1964 9-Aug-2012 Don't Get Too Comfortable
Ted Rall
Cartoonist
26-Aug-1963   Godless heathen cartoonist
Norman F. Ramsey
Physicist
27-Aug-1915 4-Nov-2011 Energy levels of atoms
Tony Randall
Actor
26-Feb-1920 18-May-2004 Felix Unger in The Odd Couple
John Randolph of Roanoke
Politician
2-Jun-1773 24-May-1833 US Senator from Virginia, 1825-27
Sally Jessy Raphael
Talk Show Host
25-Feb-1935   Controversialist talk show host
Irving Rapper
Film Director
16-Jan-1898 20-Dec-1999 Now, Voyager
Diane Ravitch
Government
1-Jul-1938   Education reformer
James Rebhorn
Actor
1-Sep-1948   Independence Day
Alan Reed
Actor
20-Aug-1907 14-Jun-1977 Voice of Fred Flintstone
Stanley Reed
Judge
31-Dec-1884 2-Apr-1980 US Supreme Court Justice, 1938-57
William K. Reilly
Business
26-Jan-1940   EPA Administrator, 1989-93
Ad Reinhardt
Painter
24-Dec-1913 30-Aug-1967 Abstract expressionist
Jehuda Reinharz
Educator
1944   President, Brandeis University
Irving Reis
Film Director
7-May-1906 3-Jul-1953 The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer
Robert D. Reischauer
Administrator
c. 1941   President of the Urban Institute
Robert V. Remini
Historian
17-Jul-1921 28-Mar-2013 Andrew Jackson
James Renwick
Architect
11-Nov-1818 23-Jun-1895 Gothic Revival architect
Andrew Revkin
Journalist
c. 1956   New York Times science reporter
Richard Samuel Reynolds
Business
15-Aug-1881 29-Jul-1955 Founder of Reynolds Metals
Elmer Rice
Playwright
28-Sep-1892 8-May-1967 Street Scene
Dickinson W. Richards
Scientist
30-Oct-1895 23-Feb-1973 Cardiac catheterization
Hyman Rickover
Military
27-Jan-1900 8-Jul-1986 Built the nuclear navy
Deborah D. Rieman
Business
c. 1951   CEO of CheckPoint Software, 1995-99
Geraldo Rivera
Journalist
4-Jul-1943   Fox News commentator
Henry Roberts
Politician
22-Jun-1853 1-May-1929 Governor of Connecticut, 1905-07
Edward G. Robinson
Actor
12-Dec-1893 26-Jan-1973 Key Largo
Joyce M. Roché
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Girls Incorporated
Gene Roddenberry
Screenwriter
19-Aug-1921 24-Oct-1991 Creator of Star Trek
Richard Rodgers
Composer
28-Jun-1902 30-Dec-1979 Rodgers and Hammerstein
Judith Rodin
Educator
9-Sep-1944   President of UPenn, 1994-2004
Richard Rodriguez
Essayist
31-Jul-1944   Hunger of Memory
Carl Rogers
Psychologist
8-Jan-1902 4-Feb-1987 Non-directive theory of psychology
Christy Carlson Romano
Actor
20-Mar-1984   Ren on Even Stevens
Wayne Allyn Root
Author
1963   The Zen of Gambling
Louis Rossetto
Publisher
1949   Wired co-founder
Emmy Rossum
Actor
12-Sep-1986   The Day After Tomorrow
Murray Rothbard
Economist
2-Mar-1926 7-Jan-1995 Anarcho-capitalist
David Rothkopf
Author
24-Dec-1955   Superclass
Karen Rothmyer
Journalist
c. 1947   Editor of The Nation
Carlo Rubbia
Physicist
31-Mar-1934   Co-Discovered W and Z particles
James P. Rubin
Government
1960   State Department Spokesman, 1997-2000
Chris Ruddy
Journalist
c. 1965   CEO, NewsMax Media
William A. Rugh
Diplomat
10-May-1936   US Ambassador to Yemen, 1984-87
Muriel Rukeyser
Poet
15-Dec-1913 12-Feb-1980 The Book of the Dead
Michael Rumaker
Author
5-Mar-1932   Beat author, The Butterfly
Adolph Rupp
Basketball
2-Sep-1901 10-Dec-1977 Kentucky Head Coach, 1930-72
J. D. Salinger
Novelist
1-Jan-1919 27-Jan-2010 The Catcher in the Rye
Sidney Salkow
Film Director
16-Jun-1909 18-Oct-2000 Twice-Told Tales
Richard E. Salomon
Business
c. 1942   Chairman of Mecox Ventures
Karim Samii
Business
c. 1963   Pardus Capital Management
Lewis A. Sanders
Business
c. 1946   CEO of AllianceBernstein
Edward Sapir
Anthropologist
26-Jan-1884 4-Feb-1939 Anthropological linguist
Andrew Sarris
Critic
31-Oct-1928 20-Jun-2012 The American Cinema
Raymond J. Saulnier
Economist
20-Sep-1908 30-Apr-2009 Council of Economic Advisers, 1955-61
Telly Savalas
Actor
22-Jan-1922 22-Jan-1994 Kojak
Hal Scardino
Actor
25-Dec-1984   The Indian in the Cupboard
Dick Schaap
Journalist
27-Sep-1934 21-Dec-2001 Flashing Before My Eyes
Jack Schaefer
Novelist
19-Nov-1907 24-Jan-1991 Shane
Howard B. Schaffer
Diplomat
21-Jul-1929   US Ambassador to Bangladesh, 1984-87
Herbert I. Schiller
Author
5-Nov-1919 29-Jan-2000 Mass Communications and American Empire
Arthur M. Schlesinger
Historian
27-Feb-1888 30-Oct-1965 The Rise of the City
Frank Schlesinger
Astronomer
11-May-1871 10-Jul-1943 Stellar parallaxes
Laura Schlessinger
Radio Personality
16-Jan-1947   The Dr. Laura Show
Paul Schrader
Film Director
22-Jul-1946   Writer, Taxi Driver
William Schuman
Composer
4-Aug-1910 15-Feb-1992 Symphony No. 6
Anna J. Schwartz
Economist
11-Nov-1915 21-Jun-2012 A Monetary History of the United States
Arthur Schwartz
Composer
4-Nov-1900 3-Sep-1984 That's Entertainment
Melvin Schwartz
Physicist
2-Nov-1932 28-Aug-2006 Researcher of neutrinos
Julian Schwinger
Physicist
12-Feb-1918 16-Jul-1994 Quantum electrodynamics
Brent Scowcroft
Government
19-Mar-1925   National Security Advisor to Ford and GHWB
George Segal
Actor
13-Feb-1934   Fun with Dick and Jane
David O. Selznick
Film/TV Producer
10-May-1902 22-Jun-1965 Producer of A Star Is Born
Albert Shanker
Labor Leader
14-Sep-1928 22-Feb-1997 American Federation of Teachers
Judith Shapiro
Educator
24-Jan-1942   President, Barnard College
Sid Sheinberg
Business
14-Jan-1935   President and COO of MCA, 1973-95
William Sheluck, Jr.
Business
c. 1941 29-Dec-2007 CEO of Nationar, 1983-93
Bob Sheppard
Sports Journalist
20-Oct-1910 11-Jul-2010 Voice of Yankee Stadium
Claire Shipman
Journalist
1962   Good Morning America
Irving Shulman
Author
21-May-1913 23-Mar-1995 The Amboy Dukes
Robert Siegel
Radio Personality
1947   All Things Considered
Robert Silverberg
Novelist
15-Jan-1935   Nightwings
Louis Simpson
Poet
27-Mar-1923 14-Sep-2012 At The End of the Open Road
Upton Sinclair
Novelist
20-Sep-1878 25-Nov-1968 The Jungle
Elliott P. Skinner
Scholar
20-Jun-1924 1-Apr-2007 US Ambassador to Upper Volta, 1966-69
Richard M. Smith
Journalist
1946   Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek
Wilbert Snow
Politician
6-Apr-1884 28-Sep-1977 Governor of Connecticut, 1946-47
Charles W. Socarides
Activist
24-Jan-1922 25-Dec-2005 Deprogrammer of homosexuals
Oliver R. Sockwell, Jr.
Business
c. 1944   CEO of Connie Lee, 1987-97
Stephen Solarz
Politician
12-Sep-1940 29-Nov-2010 Congressman from New York, 1975-93
Fred Sommers
Philosopher
1-Jan-1923   The Logic of Natural Language
Erroll Southers
Government
c. 1957   2009 TSA Director nominee
Michael I. Sovern
Educator
1-Dec-1931   President of Columbia University, 1980-93
Thomas Sowell
Economist
30-Jul-1930   Conservative economist, Hoover fellow
Joan Spero
Diplomat
2-Oct-1944   Under Secretary of State, 1993-97
Jerry I. Speyer
Business
23-Jun-1940   Tishman Speyer Properties
Carl Spielvogel
Business
27-Dec-1928   Advertising executive, Bates Worldwide
Joel Elias Spingarn
Critic
17-May-1875 26-Jul-1939 Literary critic, NAACP leader
Benjamin Spock
Doctor
2-May-1903 15-Mar-1998 Baby and Child Care
Philip Sporn
Engineer
25-Nov-1896 23-Jan-1978 American Electric Power Company
Jasmin St. Claire
Pornstar
23-Oct-1970   World's Biggest Gang Bang II
Jerry Stahl
Author
28-Sep-1953   Permanent Midnight
Maurice H. Stans
Government
22-Mar-1908 14-Apr-1998 US Commerce Secretary, 1969-72
Paul Starr
Educator
12-May-1949   The Social Transformation of American Medicine
Monteagle Stearns
Diplomat
5-Dec-1924   US Ambassador to Greece, 1981-85
Francis Steegmuller
Author
3-Jul-1906 20-Oct-1994 Cocteau: A Biography
Elizabeth Steele
Business
?   Main Street Landing
Ben Stein
Game Show Host
25-Nov-1944   Host of Win Ben Stein's Money
Joseph Stein
Playwright
30-May-1912 24-Oct-2010 Fiddler on the Roof librettist
William H. Stein
Chemist
25-Jun-1911 2-Feb-1980 Amino-acid analyzer
Laurence A. Steinhardt
Diplomat
6-Oct-1892 28-Mar-1950 US Ambassador to USSR, 1939-41
George Stephanopoulos
TV Personality
10-Feb-1961   Bill Clinton's communications director
Fritz Stern
Historian
2-Feb-1926   German historian
Gerald Stern
Poet
22-Feb-1925   Leaving Another Kingdom
Marc I. Stern
Business
c. 1944   Chairman, GIMS North America
Robert J. Stevens
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Lockheed Martin
George R. Stewart
Author
31-May-1895 22-Aug-1980 Earth Abides
Paul Stewart
Actor
13-Mar-1908 17-Feb-1986 Citizen Kane
Walter W. Stewart
Economist
1885 Mar-1958 Council of Economic Advisers, 1953-55
Julia Stiles
Actor
28-Mar-1981   10 Things I Hate About You
Walter Stoessel
Diplomat
24-Jan-1920 9-Dec-1986 Ambassador to the USSR, Germany, Poland
Patrick T. Stokes
Business
1942   Chairman of Anheuser-Busch
Peter Straub
Novelist
2-Mar-1943   Ghost Story
Oscar S. Straus
Diplomat
23-Dec-1850 3-May-1926 Thrice Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire
Annette Strauss
Politician
26-Jan-1924 14-Dec-1998 Mayor of Dallas 1987-91
Leo Strauss
Philosopher
20-Sep-1899 18-Oct-1973 Patron saint of Neoconservatism
Edward W. Strong
Educator
1901 13-Jan-1990 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1961-65
Rider Strong
Actor
11-Dec-1979   Shawn on Boy Meets World
Albert Stubblebine
Military
c. 1930   The Men Who Stare at Goats
Arthur Hays Sulzberger
Publisher
12-Sep-1891 11-Dec-1968 New York Times Publisher, 1935-61
Punch Sulzberger
Publisher
5-Feb-1926 29-Sep-2012 New York Times Publisher, 1963-91
Ron Suskind
Journalist
20-Nov-1959   The Price of Loyalty
Frank Sutton
Actor
23-Oct-1923 28-Jun-1974 Sgt. Vince Carter on Gomer Pyle
Dolph Sweet
Actor
18-Jul-1920 8-May-1985 Chief Carl Kanisky on Gimme a Break!
Leo Szilard
Physicist
11-Feb-1898 30-May-1964 Nuclear chain reaction
Sidney Taurel
Business
9-Feb-1949   CEO of Eli Lilly, 1998-2008
Diana Taylor
Business
c. 1955   NY Superindendent of Banks, 2003-07
George Tenet
Government
5-Jan-1953   CIA Director, 1997-2004
James D. Theberge
Diplomat
28-Dec-1930 20-Jan-1988 US Ambassador to Chile, 1982-85
Franklin A. Thomas
Attorney
27-May-1934   President of the Ford Foundation, 1979-96
Harry K. Thomas
Diplomat
c. 1956   US Ambassador to Bangladesh, 2003-05
Richard Thomas
Actor
13-Jun-1951   John Boy on The Waltons
Hunter S. Thompson
Journalist
18-Jul-1937 20-Feb-2005 Gonzo journalist and author
Samuel C. C. Ting
Physicist
27-Jan-1936   Co-Discoverer of J/psi meson
Daniel D. Tompkins
Politician
21-Jun-1774 11-Jun-1825 Vice President under James Monroe
John Kennedy Toole
Novelist
7-Dec-1937 26-Mar-1969 A Confederacy of Dunces
Touré
Author
20-Mar-1971   The Portable Promised Land
Leonard Tow
Business
30-May-1928   CEO of Citizens Communications, 1990-2004
Stephen Joel Trachtenberg
Educator
c. 1937   GWU President, 1988-2007
Claire Trevor
Actor
8-Mar-1910 8-Apr-2000 Key Largo
Lionel Trilling
Critic
4-Jul-1905 5-Nov-1975 The Liberal Imagination
Liz Trotta
Journalist
28-Mar-1937   Fox News contributor
Jonathan Tucker
Actor
31-May-1982   The Black Donnellys
Anne Tyler
Author
25-Oct-1941   The Accidental Tourist
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Astronomer
5-Oct-1958   Astrophysicist
Al Ullman
Politician
9-Mar-1914 11-Oct-1986 Congressman from Oregon, 1957-81
Vladimir Ussachevsky
Composer
3-Nov-1911 2-Jan-1990 Tape music composer
Carl Van Doren
Critic
10-Sep-1885 18-Jul-1950 The American Novel
Charles Van Doren
TV Personality
12-Feb-1926   Won the rigged game show Twenty-One
Mark Van Doren
Poet
13-Jun-1894 10-Dec-1972 The Happy Critic
Mario Van Peebles
Actor
15-Jan-1957   Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
Harold E. Varmus
Scientist
18-Dec-1939   Genetic causes of cancer
Sofia Vassilieva
Actor
22-Oct-1992   Ariel Dubois on Medium
Alexander Vershbow
Diplomat
1952   US Ambassador to South Korea
William Vickrey
Economist
21-Jun-1914 11-Oct-1996 Asymmetric information in economics
George Wald
Biologist
18-Nov-1906 12-Apr-1997 Physiology of the retina
Immanuel Wallerstein
Sociologist
28-Sep-1930   The Modern World System
Eric Walrond
Author
18-Dec-1898 8-Aug-1966 Tropic Death
Lawrence E. Walsh
Government
8-Jan-1912   Independent Prosecutor for Iran-Contra
Lynd Ward
Engraver
26-Jun-1905 28-Jun-1985 Gods' Man
Margaret Floy Washburn
Psychologist
25-Jul-1871 29-Oct-1939 First female American psychologist
Faye Wattleton
Activist
8-Jul-1943   President, Planned Parenthood, 1978-92
Murray L. Weidenbaum
Economist
10-Feb-1927   Council of Economic Advisers, 1981-82
Steven Weinberg
Physicist
3-May-1933   Electroweak Theory
Tim Weiner
Journalist
20-Jun-1956   Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA
Allen Weinstein
Historian
1-Sep-1937   US National Archivist
William H. Welch
Scientist
8-Apr-1850 30-Apr-1934 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Eudora Welty
Author
13-Apr-1909 23-Jul-2001 The Optimist's Daughter
Paul Wendkos
Film Director
20-Sep-1922 12-Nov-2009 Gidget
David Wessel
Journalist
c. 1953   Wall Street Journal
Ruth Westheimer
Talk Show Host
4-Jun-1928   4'7" of concentrated sex
Larry L. Weyers
Business
c. 1946   CEO of Intergrys Energy
Leslie A. White
Anthropologist
19-Jan-1900 31-Mar-1975 The Science of Culture
Marina v.N. Whitman
Economist
6-Mar-1935   Council of Economic Advisers, 1972-73
Leon Wieseltier
Editor
14-Jun-1952   The New Republic
Sean Wilentz
Historian
c. 1950   The Rise of American Democracy
Mark H. Willes
Business
16-Jul-1941   CEO of Times Mirror, 1995-2000
Pete Williams
Politician
10-Dec-1919 17-Nov-2001 US Senator snagged in ABSCAM
Ross Wilson
Diplomat
1955   US Ambassador to Turkey
Paul Winchell
Actor
21-Dec-1922 24-Jun-2005 Ventriloquist and inventor
Ralph D. Winter
Religion
?   US Center for World Mission
David Wise
Author
10-May-1930   The Invisible Government
Jules Witcover
Columnist
16-Jul-1927   Longtime Baltimore Sun columnist
Joel-Peter Witkin
Photographer
13-Sep-1939   Photographer of the macabre
Albert Wohlstetter
Author
19-Dec-1913 10-Jan-1997 Nuclear strategist
Bertram D. Wolfe
Historian
19-Jan-1896 21-Feb-1977 Three Who Made a Revolution
William H. Woodin
Business
27-May-1868 3-May-1934 US Treasury Secretary, 1933
C. Vann Woodward
Historian
13-Nov-1908 17-Dec-1999 The Strange Career of Jim Crow
Cornell Woolrich
Novelist
4-Dec-1903 25-Sep-1968 The Bride Wore Black
Herman Wouk
Novelist
27-May-1915   The Caine Mutiny
Kari Wuhrer
Actor
28-Apr-1967   Capt. Beckett on Sliders
Charles Wuorinen
Composer
9-Jun-1938   Time's Encomium
Kenneth S. Yalowitz
Diplomat
28-May-1941   US Ambassador to Georgia, 1998-2001
Donald Yamamoto
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Ethiopia
Anzia Yezierska
Novelist
c. 1880 21-Nov-1970 Bread Givers
Stark Young
Critic
11-Oct-1881 6-Jan-1963 So Red the Rose
Roger Zelazny
Novelist
13-May-1937 14-Jun-1995 Damnation Alley
Herbert S. Zim
Author
12-Jul-1909 5-Dec-1994 Golden Guides
Howard Zinn
Historian
24-Aug-1922 27-Jan-2010 A People's History of the United States
Hans Zinsser
Scientist
17-Nov-1878 4-Sep-1940 Typhus vaccine
Louis Zukofsky
Poet
23-Jan-1904 12-May-1978 Co-Founded Objectivist poetry movement

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Arlene Ackerman
Educator
10-Jan-1947 2-Feb-2013 School superintendent of San Francisco
Bruce Ackerman
Scholar
19-Aug-1943   We the People
Felix Adler
Educator
13-Aug-1851 24-Apr-1933 Ethical Culture
Sidney Altman
Chemist
7-May-1939   Proved enzyme role of RNA
Virginia Apgar
Doctor
7-Jun-1909 7-Aug-1974 Anesthesiologist, Apgar Score
Edwin H. Armstrong
Inventor
18-Dec-1890 31-Jan-1954 Inventor of FM radio
Oswald Avery
Biologist
21-Oct-1877 20-Feb-1955 Antibodies and DNA
Richard Axel
Scientist
2-Jul-1946   Odorant receptors and olfactory organization
William Bagley
Educator
15-Mar-1874 1-Jul-1946 Opponent of Dewey's progressive education
Ian Ballantine
Publisher
15-Feb-1916 9-Mar-1995 Paperback magnate
Harry Elmer Barnes
Historian
15-Jun-1889 25-Aug-1968 American conspiracy theorist
A. Doak Barnett
Scholar
8-Oct-1921 17-Mar-1999 China on the Eve of Communist Takeover
Jacqueline K. Barton
Chemist
7-May-1952   Professor of Chemistry at CalTech
Jacques Barzun
Historian
30-Nov-1907 25-Oct-2012 From Dawn to Decadence
Charles A. Beard
Historian
27-Nov-1874 1-Sep-1948 The Rise of American Civilization
Gary S. Becker
Economist
2-Dec-1930   Human Capital
Daniel Bell
Sociologist
10-May-1919 25-Jan-2011 The End of Ideology
Lipman Bers
Mathematician
22-May-1914 29-Oct-1993 Riemann surfaces
Roy Blough
Economist
1901 2000 Council of Economic Advisers, 1950-52
Franz Boas
Anthropologist
9-Jul-1858 22-Dec-1942 Father of American Anthropology
Stephen W. Bosworth
Diplomat
4-Dec-1939   US Ambassador to South Korea, 1997-2000
Catherine Breillat
Film Director
13-Jul-1948   Anatomy of Hell
Joseph Brodsky
Poet
24-May-1940 28-Jan-1996 "Social parasite" turned Poet Laureate
Robert Brustein
Educator
21-Apr-1927   Founder, American Reportory Theatre
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Government
28-Mar-1928   National Security Advisor, 1977-81
Arthur F. Burns
Economist
27-Apr-1904 6-Jun-1987 Chairman of the Federal Reserve, 1970-78
Nicholas Murray Butler
Educator
2-Apr-1862 7-Dec-1947 President of Columbia University, 1901-45
Caroline Bynum
Historian
1941   Medieval historian
David Cannadine
Historian
7-Sep-1950   Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy
Demetrios James Caraley
Educator
22-Jun-1932   President, Academy of Political Science
R. V. Cassill
Novelist
17-May-1919 25-Mar-2002 Dr. Cobb's Game
Ernst Cassirer
Philosopher
28-Jul-1874 13-Apr-1945 The Myth of the State
James McKeen Cattell
Psychologist
24-May-1860 20-Jan-1944 Academic freedom
Martin Chalfie
Scientist
1947   Green Fluorescent Protein
Erwin Chargaff
Biologist
11-Aug-1905 20-Jun-2002 Biochemist at Columbia University
John Bates Clark
Economist
26-Jan-1847 21-Mar-1938 Philosophy of Wealth
Henry Steele Commager
Historian
25-Oct-1902 2-Mar-1998 The American Mind
Edward Condon
Physicist
2-Mar-1902 26-Mar-1974 Quantum Mechanics
André F. Cournand
Scientist
24-Sep-1895 19-Feb-1988 Cardiac catheterization
Henry Cowell
Composer
11-Mar-1897 10-Dec-1965 New Musical Resources
Judith Crist
Critic
22-May-1922 7-Aug-2012 Ascerbic film critic
Michael M. Crow
Educator
c. 1955   President, Arizona State University
Mario Davidovsky
Composer
4-Mar-1934   Synchronisms
W. Edwards Deming
Mathematician
14-Oct-1900 20-Dec-1993 Quality Control guru
John Dewey
Educator
20-Oct-1859 1-Jun-1952 Pragmatist philosopher, education reformer
David Dinkins
Politician
10-Jul-1927   Mayor of New York City, 1989-93
T. G. Dobzhansky
Scientist
25-Jan-1900 18-Dec-1975 Genetics and the Origin of Species
Alphonse Dochez
Doctor
21-Apr-1882 30-Jun-1964 Scarlet fever, pneumonia, common cold
Timothy Donnelly
Poet
1969   Twenty-Seven Props
Michael Eric Dyson
Scholar
23-Oct-1958   Know What I Mean?
Max Eastman
Author
12-Jan-1883 25-Mar-1969 Socialist writer, later embraced McCarthyism
Wallace J. Eckert
Astronomer
19-Jun-1902 24-Aug-1971 First scientist hired by IBM
Samuel Eilenberg
Mathematician
30-Sep-1913 30-Jan-1998 Category theory
Niles Eldredge
Paleontologist
25-Aug-1943   Theory of Punctuated Equilibrium
Enrico Fermi
Physicist
29-Sep-1901 29-Nov-1954 First controlled nuclear chain reaction
Carolyn Forché
Poet
28-Apr-1950   The Country Between Us
Milos Forman
Film Director
18-Feb-1932   One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
Erich Fromm
Psychologist
23-Mar-1900 18-Mar-1980 Psychoanalyst, Humanist
Richard N. Gardner
Diplomat
9-Jul-1927   US Ambassador to Spain, 1993-97
Peter Gay
Historian
20-Jun-1923   The Enlightenment: An Interpretation
Michael Gershon
Scientist
c. 1936   Gut neurobiology
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Judge
15-Mar-1933   US Supreme Court Justice
Todd Gitlin
Educator
6-Jan-1943   Journalism professor, social critic
Maria Goeppert-Mayer
Physicist
28-Jun-1906 20-Feb-1972 Shell nuclear model
Arthur J. Goldberg
Judge
8-Aug-1908 19-Jan-1990 Supreme Court Justice, 1962-65
Brian Greene
Author
9-Feb-1963   The Elegant Universe
William Stewart Halsted
Doctor
23-Sep-1852 7-Sep-1922 Pioneer of sterile surgical technique
James E. Hansen
Scientist
29-Mar-1941   Greenhouse effect and global warming
Marvin Harris
Anthropologist
18-Aug-1927 25-Oct-2001 Anthropological historian
C. Lowell Harriss
Economist
2-Aug-1912 14-Dec-2009 Columbia University Economist
James J. Heckman
Economist
19-Apr-1944   Statistical analysis of individual and household behavior
Chris Hedges
Journalist
18-Sep-1956   War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
Carolyn Heilbrun
Novelist
13-Jan-1926 9-Oct-2003 Amanda Cross, mystery novelist
Bob Herbert
Columnist
7-Mar-1945   Former New York Times columnist
Melville J. Herskovits
Anthropologist
10-Sep-1895 25-Feb-1963 The Myth of the Negro Past
George W. Hill
Astronomer
3-Mar-1838 16-Apr-1914 A New Theorie of Jupiter and Saturn
Marc Lamont Hill
Educator
17-Dec-1978   Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life
Starr Roxanne Hiltz
Sociologist
c. 1943   Mother of on-line education
Richard Hofstadter
Historian
6-Aug-1916 24-Oct-1970 Anti-Intellectualism in American Life
Douglas Holtz-Eakin
Economist
3-Feb-1958   McCain chief economic advisor
Glenn Hubbard
Economist
4-Sep-1958   George W. Bush economist
Vernon W. Hughes
Physicist
28-May-1921 25-Mar-2003 Muons
Samuel P. Huntington
Author
18-Apr-1927 24-Dec-2008 The Clash of Civilizations
David Ignatow
Poet
7-Feb-1914 17-Nov-1997 Rescue the Dead
Merit E. Janow
Educator
13-May-1958   Professor of Int'l Affairs, Columbia University
Robert Jastrow
Astronomer
7-Sep-1925 8-Feb-2008 Red Giants and White Dwarfs
Jacob K. Javits
Politician
18-Mar-1904 7-Mar-1986 US Senator from New York, 1957-81
Robert Jervis
Historian
1940   The Illogic of American Nuclear Strategy
Howard P. Jones
Diplomat
2-Jan-1899 Sep-1973 US Ambassador to Indonesia, 1958-65
Eric R. Kandel
Scientist
7-Nov-1929   Signal transduction in the nervous system
Martin Karplus
Chemist
15-Mar-1930   Karplus Equation
Frank Kermode
Critic
29-Nov-1919 17-Aug-2010 The Sense of an Ending
Zalmay Khalilzad
Diplomat
22-Mar-1951   US Ambassador to the UN, 2007-09
Christoph M. Kimmich
Educator
16-Jan-1939   President, Brooklyn College
Kenneth Koch
Poet
27-Feb-1925 6-Jul-2002 On the Great Atlantic Rainway
Joseph Wood Krutch
Naturalist
25-Nov-1893 22-May-1970 The Modern Temper
Stanley Kunitz
Poet
29-Jul-1905 14-May-2006 US Poet Laureate, 2000
Polykarp Kusch
Physicist
26-Jan-1911 20-Mar-1993 Magnetic moment of the electron
Willis Lamb
Physicist
12-Jul-1913 15-May-2008 Detailed the hydrogen spectrum
Corliss Lamont
Activist
28-Mar-1902 26-Apr-1995 Millionaire socialist
Lewis Leary
Educator
18-Apr-1906 1-May-1990 That Rascal Freneau
Leon M. Lederman
Physicist
15-Jul-1922   Researcher of neutrinos
Tsung-Dao Lee
Physicist
25-Nov-1926   Violations of parity law
Abba Lerner
Economist
28-Oct-1903 27-Oct-1982 The Economics of Control
William E. Leuchtenburg
Historian
28-Sep-1922   FDR scholar
Anthony Lewis
Journalist
27-Mar-1927 25-Mar-2013 Gideon's Trumpet
Peter W. Likins
Educator
1936   President, University of Arizona, 1997-2006
Ralph Linton
Anthropologist
27-Feb-1893 25-Dec-1953 The Study of Man
Leo Lowenthal
Sociologist
3-Nov-1900 21-Jan-1993 Literature and the Image of Man
Edward Luck
Scholar
?   International Affairs professor at Columbia
Edward MacDowell
Composer
18-Dec-1860 23-Jan-1908 American piano composer
Robert Morrison MacIver
Sociologist
17-Apr-1882 15-Jun-1970 The Web of Government
Dumas Malone
Historian
10-Jan-1892 27-Dec-1986 Jefferson and His Time
Herbert Marcuse
Philosopher
19-Jul-1898 29-Jul-1979 One-Dimensional Man
Anthony W. Marx
Educator
28-Feb-1959   President, Amherst College
Jack Matlock
Diplomat
1-Oct-1929   US Ambassador to the USSR, 1987-91
Brander Matthews
Critic
21-Feb-1852 31-Mar-1929 The Study of American Literature
Garrett Mattingly
Historian
6-May-1900 18-Dec-1962 Renaissance Diplomacy
Thom Mayne
Architect
1943   Architect, 2005 Pritzker Prize winner
Betsy McCaughey
Politician
20-Oct-1948   Lt. Governor of New York, 1995-98
Margaret Mead
Anthropologist
16-Dec-1901 15-Nov-1978 Coming of Age in Samoa
Robert K. Merton
Sociologist
4-Jul-1910 23-Feb-2003 On the Shoulders of Giants
Thomas Merton
Author
31-Jan-1915 10-Dec-1968 The Seven Storey Mountain
Stanley Miller
Chemist
7-Mar-1930 20-May-2007 Miller-Urey Experiment
C. Wright Mills
Sociologist
28-Aug-1916 20-Mar-1962 The Power Elite
Raymond D. Mindlin
Engineer
17-Sep-1906 22-Nov-1987 Mindlin's problem
Frederic S. Mishkin
Economist
11-Jan-1951   Federal Reserve Governor
Wesley Clair Mitchell
Economist
5-Aug-1874 29-Oct-1948 Business Cycles
Franco Modigliani
Economist
18-Jun-1918 25-Sep-2003 Life-cycle theory
Douglas Stuart Moore
Composer
10-Aug-1893 25-Jul-1969 The Devil and Daniel Webster
Thomas H. Morgan
Scientist
25-Sep-1866 4-Dec-1945 Fruit fly chromosomes and heredity
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Doctor
1970   The Emperor of All Maladies
Hermann J. Muller
Scientist
21-Dec-1890 5-Apr-1967 Genetic effects of radiation
Mary O. Mundinger
Educator
c. 1937   Dean, Columbia School of Nursing
Mira Nair
Film Director
15-Oct-1957   Salaam Bombay!
Allan Nevins
Historian
20-May-1890 5-Mar-1971 Civil War historian
Ernest Fox Nichols
Physicist
1-Jun-1869 29-Apr-1924 Infrared radiation
Robert A. Nisbet
Sociologist
30-Sep-1913 9-Sep-1996 The Sociological Tradition
Michel Oksenberg
Scholar
12-Oct-1938 22-Feb-2001 Leading sinologist
Ramon de Oliveira
Business
c. 1955   Former JP Morgan executive
Mehmet Oz
Doctor
11-Jun-1960   Healing from the Heart
George G. C. Parker
Educator
c. 1939   Finance Professor Emeritus, Stanford
David A. Paterson
Politician
20-May-1954   Governor of New York, 2008-11
John Allen Paulos
Mathematician
4-Jul-1945   Innumeracy
Edmund S. Phelps
Economist
26-Jul-1933   Golden Rules of Economic Growth
Walter B. Pitkin
Psychologist
6-Feb-1878 25-Jan-1953 Life Begins at Forty
Frances Fox Piven
Activist
10-Oct-1932   Regulating The Poor
Karl Polanyi
Scholar
25-Oct-1886 23-Apr-1964 The Great Transformation
V. S. Pritchett
Author
16-Dec-1900 20-Mar-1997 Midnight Oil
Isidor Isaac Rabi
Physicist
29-Jul-1898 11-Jan-1988 Magnetic beam resonances
James Rainwater
Physicist
9-Dec-1917 31-May-1986 Determined shapes of nuclei
Diane Ravitch
Government
1-Jul-1938   Education reformer
Andrew Revkin
Journalist
c. 1956   New York Times science reporter
Dickinson W. Richards
Scientist
30-Oct-1895 23-Feb-1973 Cardiac catheterization
James Harvey Robinson
Historian
29-Jun-1863 16-Feb-1936 The Mind in the Making
Christopher W. S. Ross
Diplomat
3-Mar-1943   US Ambassador to Syria, 1991-98
Walt Rostow
Government
7-Oct-1916 13-Feb-2003 National Security Advisor, 1966-69
Karen Rothmyer
Journalist
c. 1947   Editor of The Nation
Barnett R. Rubin
Educator
c. 1950   The Fragmentation of Afghanistan
Jeffrey Sachs
Economist
5-Nov-1954   The End of Poverty
Oliver Sacks
Doctor
9-Jul-1933   Awakenings
Raymond J. Saulnier
Economist
20-Sep-1908 30-Apr-2009 Council of Economic Advisers, 1955-61
Arthur L. Schawlow
Physicist
5-May-1921 28-Apr-1999 Laser spectroscopy
Béla Schick
Doctor
16-Jul-1877 6-Dec-1967 Schick test for diphtheria
Melvin Schwartz
Physicist
2-Nov-1932 28-Aug-2006 Researcher of neutrinos
Martin Schwarzschild
Astronomer
31-May-1912 10-Apr-1997 Structure and Evolution of the Stars
O. Griffith Sexton
Business
1944   Former investment banker, Morgan Stanley
Donna Shalala
Government
14-Feb-1941   Secretary of HHS, 1993-2001
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
Elliott P. Skinner
Scholar
20-Jun-1924 1-Apr-2007 US Ambassador to Upper Volta, 1966-69
Mark Skousen
Economist
c. 1948   Forecasts & Strategies
Charles W. Socarides
Activist
24-Jan-1922 25-Dec-2005 Deprogrammer of homosexuals
Fred Sommers
Philosopher
1-Jan-1923   The Logic of Natural Language
Joan Spero
Diplomat
2-Oct-1944   Under Secretary of State, 1993-97
Joel Elias Spingarn
Critic
17-May-1875 26-Jul-1939 Literary critic, NAACP leader
Gayatri Spivak
Scholar
24-Feb-1942   Postcolonialist theorist, Can the Subaltern Speak?
Jack Steinberger
Physicist
25-May-1921   Researcher of neutrinos
George Stephanopoulos
TV Personality
10-Feb-1961   Bill Clinton's communications director
Fritz Stern
Historian
2-Feb-1926   German historian
George J. Stigler
Economist
17-Jan-1911 1-Dec-1991 Economic Theory of Regulation
Joseph Stiglitz
Economist
9-Feb-1943   Ex-Chief Economist of the World Bank
Horst L. Störmer
Physicist
6-Apr-1949   Fractional quantum Hall effect
Phillips Talbot
Diplomat
7-Jun-1915 1-Oct-2010 US Ambassador to Greece, 1965-69
James Tate
Poet
8-Dec-1943   The Lost Pilot
John B. Taylor
Economist
8-Dec-1946   Council of Economic Advisers, 1989-91
E. Donnall Thomas
Scientist
15-Mar-1920 20-Oct-2012 Bone marrow transplants
Charles H. Townes
Physicist
28-Jul-1915   Invention of the maser and laser
Lionel Trilling
Critic
4-Jul-1905 5-Nov-1975 The Liberal Imagination
Harold C. Urey
Chemist
29-Apr-1893 5-Jan-1981 Discovered Deuterium
Vladimir Ussachevsky
Composer
3-Nov-1911 2-Jan-1990 Tape music composer
Mark Van Doren
Poet
13-Jun-1894 10-Dec-1972 The Happy Critic
Kirk Varnedoe
Curator
19-Jan-1946 15-Aug-2003 Curator at MOMA, 1988-2001
William Vickrey
Economist
21-Jun-1914 11-Oct-1996 Asymmetric information in economics
Immanuel Wallerstein
Sociologist
28-Sep-1930   The Modern World System
Waloddi Weibull
Mathematician
18-Jun-1887 12-Oct-1979 Weibull distribution
Anthony A. Williams
Politician
28-Jul-1951   Mayor of Washington DC, 1999-2007
Edmund Beecher Wilson
Biologist
19-Oct-1856 3-Mar-1939 X and Y chromosomes
Peter Woit
Physicist
c. 1957   String Theorist
Paul Wonnacott
Economist
16-Mar-1933   Council of Economic Advisers, 1991-93
Liu Xiaobo
Activist
28-Dec-1955   Chinese human rights activist
Michael K. Young
Educator
c. 1950   President, University of Utah
Hideki Yukawa
Physicist
23-Jan-1907 8-Sep-1981 Predicted existence of mesons
Warren Zimmermann
Diplomat
16-Nov-1934 2-Feb-2004 US Ambassador to Yugoslavia, 1989-92
Hans Zinsser
Scientist
17-Nov-1878 4-Sep-1940 Typhus vaccine

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jacques Barzun
Historian
30-Nov-1907 25-Oct-2012 From Dawn to Decadence
Samuel Blatchford
Judge
9-Mar-1820 7-Jul-1893 US Supreme Court Justice, 1882-93
Louis D. Boccardi
Journalist
c. 1938   CEO of Associated Press, 1985-2003
Lee C. Bollinger
Educator
c. 1946   President of Columbia University
Nicholas Murray Butler
Educator
2-Apr-1862 7-Dec-1947 President of Columbia University, 1901-45
José A. Cabranes
Judge
22-Dec-1940   2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Bill Campbell
Business
31-Aug-1940   Chairman of Intuit
John S. Chalsty
Business
c. 1933   CEO, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, 1986-96
Michael M. Crow
Educator
c. 1955   President, Arizona State University
Wallace J. Eckert
Astronomer
19-Jun-1902 24-Aug-1971 First scientist hired by IBM
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Head of State
14-Oct-1890 28-Mar-1969 34th US President, 1953-61
Edward E. Elson
Diplomat
c. 1934   US Ambassador to Denmark, 1994-98
Hamilton Fish
Politician
3-Aug-1808 7-Sep-1893 US Secretary of State, 1869-77
Stephen Friedman
Business
21-Dec-1937   Former Partner, Goldman Sachs
Susan Fuhrman
Educator
c. 1943   President, Teachers College, Columbia
Lee Goldman
Doctor
6-Jan-1948   Goldman Index for cardiac risk
Mary Graham
Author
c. 1944   Wife of Donald Graham
Abram Stevens Hewitt
Politician
31-Jul-1822 18-Jan-1903 Mayor of New York City, 1887-88
Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Government
21-Jan-1951   US Attorney General
David F. Houston
Government
17-Feb-1866 2-Sep-1940 US Secretary of Agriculture, 1913-20
Charlayne Hunter-Gault
TV Personality
27-Feb-1942   NPR, NewsHour reporter
Alberto Ibargüen
Publisher
c. 1944   President of the Knight Foundation
George B. Irish
Business
?   President of Hearst Newspapers
William Samuel Johnson
Educator
7-Oct-1727 14-Nov-1819 President of Columbia University, 1787-1800
Harry P. Kamen
Business
c. 1932   CEO of Metropolitan Life, 1993-98
Joan W. Konner
Journalist
c. 1929   Dean, Columbia School of Journalism, 1988-97
Polykarp Kusch
Physicist
26-Jan-1911 20-Mar-1993 Magnetic moment of the electron
Lewis Leary
Educator
18-Apr-1906 1-May-1990 That Rascal Freneau
Leon M. Lederman
Physicist
15-Jul-1922   Researcher of neutrinos
Alfred Lerner
Business
8-May-1933 23-Oct-2002 CEO of MBNA, 1982-2002
Peter W. Likins
Educator
1936   President, University of Arizona, 1997-2006
Jeffrey A. Marcus
Business
13-Oct-1946   Cable TV magnate
Dan McCoy
Comic
19-Jun-1978   Daily Show writer, Flop House podcast
Mary O. Mundinger
Educator
c. 1937   Dean, Columbia School of Nursing
N. J. Nicholas, Jr.
Business
c. 1940   President of Time Inc., 1986-90
Morris W. Offit
Business
c. 1935   Founder of OFFITBANK
Vikram Pandit
Business
1957   CEO of Citigroup
Jeffrey M. Peek
Business
c. 1947   CEO of CIT Group, 2004-09
James Pike
Religion
14-Feb-1913 Sep-1969 5th Episcopal Bishop of California
Lionel Pincus
Business
2-Mar-1931 10-Oct-2009 Co-Founder, Warburg Pincus
Charles O. Prince
Business
13-Jan-1950   CEO of Citigroup, 2003-07
James Rainwater
Physicist
9-Dec-1917 31-May-1986 Determined shapes of nuclei
Ogden R. Reid
Politician
24-Jun-1925   Congressman from New York, 1963-75
E. John Rosenwald, Jr.
Business
c. 1930   Former Vice Chairman of Bear Stearns
Barnett R. Rubin
Educator
c. 1950   The Fragmentation of Afghanistan
James P. Rubin
Government
1960   State Department Spokesman, 1997-2000
Elliott P. Skinner
Scholar
20-Jun-1924 1-Apr-2007 US Ambassador to Upper Volta, 1966-69
Michael I. Sovern
Educator
1-Dec-1931   President of Columbia University, 1980-93
Joan Spero
Diplomat
2-Oct-1944   Under Secretary of State, 1993-97
Jerry I. Speyer
Business
23-Jun-1940   Tishman Speyer Properties
David J. Stern
Basketball
22-Sep-1942   Commissioner of the NBA
Fritz Stern
Historian
2-Feb-1926   German historian
Arthur Hays Sulzberger
Publisher
12-Sep-1891 11-Dec-1968 New York Times Publisher, 1935-61
Diana Taylor
Business
c. 1955   NY Superindendent of Banks, 2003-07
Charles H. Townes
Physicist
28-Jul-1915   Invention of the maser and laser
Lawrence E. Walsh
Government
8-Jan-1912   Independent Prosecutor for Iran-Contra
Felix M. Warburg
Business
14-Jan-1871 20-Oct-1937 Kuhn, Loeb and Co.
Thomas J. Watson
Business
17-Feb-1874 19-Jun-1956 Led IBM into the computer era
David Wessel
Journalist
c. 1953   Wall Street Journal
Richard E. Wiley
Attorney
20-Jul-1934   FCC Chairman, 1974-77
John E. Zuccotti
Business
23-Jun-1937   Real estate tycoon

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Red Badgro
Football
1-Dec-1902 13-Jul-1998 NFL Hall of Famer
Cliff Battles
Football
1-May-1910 28-Apr-1981 NFL Hall-of-Famer
Tom Penders
Basketball
23-May-1945   NCAA Basketball Coach


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