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Yale University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1701 as the Collegiate School; renamed Yale College in honor of benefactor Elihu Yale in 1745.

Location:
New Haven, CT

Founding Date:
1701

Motto:
Lux et veritas

Team:
Bulldogs

Mascot:
Handsome Dan

Enrollment:
11,350

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dean Acheson
Government
11-Apr-1893 12-Oct-1971 US Secretary of State, 1949-53
Peter Ackroyd
Author
5-Oct-1949   The Great Fire of London
George A. Akerlof
Economist
17-Jun-1940   Asymmetric markets
John F. Akers
Business
28-Dec-1934   CEO of IBM, 1986-93
Herbert M. Allison
Business
24-Aug-1943   CEO of TIAA-CREF, 2002-08
Eric Alterman
Columnist
14-Jan-1960   The Nation columnist
Robert Anderson
Diplomat
6-Jan-1922 5-Apr-1996 US Ambassador to Morocco, 1976-78
Lori B. Andrews
Attorney
c. 1953   Genetics and biotechnology law
Anne Applebaum
Author
25-Jul-1964   Gulag: A History
Paul V. Applegarth
Business
c. 1946   CEO, Millenium Challenge Corporation, 2004-05
Peter Arno
Cartoonist
8-Jan-1904 22-Feb-1968 The New Yorker
John Ashcroft
Politician
9-May-1942   US Attorney General, 2001-05
Victor Ashe
Diplomat
1-Jan-1945   US Ambassador to Poland
Thomas W. Ludlow Ashley
Politician
11-Jan-1923 15-Jun-2010 Congressman from Ohio, 1955-81
Les Aspin
Politician
21-Jul-1938 21-May-1995 US Secretary of Defense, 1993-94
Michael J. Astrue
Government
c. 1956   Social Security Commissioner
Louis Auchincloss
Author
27-Sep-1917 26-Jan-2010 Portrait in Brownstone
Roy L. Austin
Diplomat
13-Dec-1939   US Ambassador to Trinidad
Aram Avakian
Film Director
23-Apr-1926 17-Jan-1987 End of the Road
James Bacchus
Politician
21-Jun-1949   Congressman from Florida, 1991-95
John Badham
Film Director
25-Aug-1939   Saturday Night Fever
Katherine Baicker
Economist
23-May-1971   Council of Economic Advisers, 2005-07
Robert T. Bakker
Paleontologist
1945   The Dinosaur Heresies
Malcolm Baldrige
Politician
4-Oct-1922 25-Jul-1987 US Secretary of Commerce 1981-87
Henry Baldwin
Judge
14-Jan-1780 21-Apr-1844 US Supreme Court Justice, 1830-44
Simeon E. Baldwin
Politician
5-Feb-1840 30-Jan-1927 Governor of Connecticut, 1911-15
Elizabeth A. Ballantine
Attorney
c. 1948   EBA Associates
H. Douglas Barclay
Diplomat
5-Jul-1932   US Ambassador to El Salvador, 2003-07
Joel Barlow
Poet
25-Mar-1754 24-Dec-1812 The Hasty Pudding
A. Doak Barnett
Scholar
8-Oct-1921 17-Mar-1999 China on the Eve of Communist Takeover
Albert W. Barney
Judge
23-Oct-1920 10-May-2010 Vermont Chief Justice, 1974-82
Matthew Barney
Film Director
25-Mar-1967   The Cremaster Cycle
Philip Barry
Playwright
18-Jun-1896 3-Dec-1949 The Philadelphia Story
Thomas C. Barry
Business
c. 1944   Zephyr Management
Leonard Baskin
Sculptor
15-Aug-1922 3-Jun-2000 Sculptor and printmaker
Edward Bass
Philanthropist
c. 1945   Billionaire, Biosphere proponent
Lee Bass
Business
c. 1957   Billionaire
Perry R. Bass
Philanthropist
11-Nov-1914 1-Jun-2006 Billionaire
Robert Bass
Business
c. 1948   Billionaire
Sid Bass
Business
1942   Fort Worth Billionaire
Angela Bassett
Actor
16-Aug-1958   Got her groove back
Emily Bazelon
Journalist
1971   Senior Editor of Slate
Jennifer Beals
Actor
19-Dec-1963   Flashdance
Glenn Beck
TV Personality
10-Feb-1964   Conservative TV and talk radio host
Henry P. Becton, Jr.
Business
1943   WGBH Educational Foundation
Lyman Beecher
Religion
12-Oct-1775 10-Jan-1863 American Presbyterian preacher
Peter Beinart
Columnist
1971   Washington Post columnist
Joshua Bekenstein
Business
c. 1958   Bain Capital
Richard Benedick
Diplomat
?   US negotiator to the Montreal Protocol
Stephen Vincent Benét
Author
22-Jul-1898 13-Mar-1943 John Brown's Body
William Rose Benét
Poet
2-Feb-1886 4-May-1950 The Dust Which Is God
James Bennet
Journalist
28-Mar-1966   Editor-in-Chief of Atlantic Monthly
Peter B. Bensinger
Government
24-Mar-1936   DEA Administrator, 1976-81
Eric Bentley
Critic
14-Sep-1916   The Life of the Drama
Bradford Berenson
Attorney
c. 1964   Partner, Sidley Austin
Charles Berlitz
Author
20-Nov-1914 18-Dec-2003 Language lessons and specultive non-fiction
Mark R. Bernstein
Attorney
1930   Parker, Poe, Adams & Bernstein LP
Roland Betts
Business
25-May-1946   Longtime friend of George W. Bush
Jeffrey L. Bewkes
Business
25-May-1952   CEO of Time Warner
Poultney Bigelow
Author
10-Sep-1855 28-May-1954 The German Struggle for Liberty
Hiram Bingham IV
Diplomat
17-Jul-1903 12-Jan-1988 Consul signed visas for 2000 Jews
Hiram Bingham
Politician
19-Nov-1875 6-Jun-1956 US Senator, discovered Machu Picchu
Robert J. Birgeneau
Educator
1942   Chancellor, UC Berkeley
Lewis Black
Comic
30-Aug-1948   Rants on The Daily Show
Elizabeth H. Blackburn
Scientist
26-Nov-1948   Co-Discoverer of telomerase
Susan Block
Talk Show Host
10-Jun-1955   Sexpert
Harold Bloom
Critic
11-Jul-1930   Literary critic, Yale professor
William Boeing
Business
1-Oct-1881 28-Sep-1956 Founder of Boeing, United Airlines
John Bolton
Government
20-Nov-1948   US Ambassador to the UN, 2005-06
Sorrell Booke
Actor
4-Jan-1930 11-Feb-1994 Boss Hogg on Dukes of Hazzard
Daniel Boorstin
Historian
1-Oct-1914 28-Feb-2004 The Creators
Max Boot
Columnist
1969   Conservative pundit
David L. Boren
Politician
21-Apr-1941   Governor and Senator from Oklahoma
Gina Boswell
Business
c. 1962   Senior Alberto-Culver executive
Edward Bouchet
Physicist
15-Sep-1852 28-Oct-1918 First African-American PhD
Lloyd W. Bowers
Attorney
9-Mar-1859 9-Sep-1910 US Solicitor General, 1909-10
Chester Bowles
Politician
5-Apr-1901 25-May-1986 Governor of Connecticut, 1949-51
Herbert W. Boyer
Biologist
10-Jul-1936   Recombinant DNA, first synthetic insulin
John G. Brady
Politician
25-May-1848 17-Dec-1918 Territorial Governor of Alaska 1897-1906
Nicholas F. Brady
Government
11-Apr-1930   US Secretary of the Treasury, 1988-93
Frank B. Brandegee
Politician
8-Jul-1864 14-Oct-1924 US Senator, committed suicide
Martha Brant
Journalist
c. 1967   Newsweek reporter
John R. Brazil
Educator
1946   President of Trinity University, 2000-10
James Henry Breasted
Archaeologist
27-Aug-1865 2-Dec-1935 A History of Egypt
L. Paul Bremer
Government
30-Sep-1941   Director of the Iraq Provisional Authority
David Josiah Brewer
Judge
20-Jan-1837 28-Mar-1910 US Supreme Court Justice, 1890-1910
Jordana Brewster
Actor
26-Apr-1980   The Faculty
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
Educator
17-Jun-1919 8-Nov-1988 President of Yale, 1963-77
Willard W. Brittain, Jr.
Business
c. 1948   Former Partner, Price Waterhouse Coopers
Leon Brittan
Politician
25-Sep-1939   UK Home Secretary, 1983-85
Richard H. Brodhead
Educator
1947   President, Duke University
Richard Brookhiser
Journalist
23-Feb-1955   National Review
Martha Finn Brooks
Business
5-Jun-1959   President and COO of Novelis
B. Gratz Brown
Politician
28-May-1826 13-Dec-1885 Governor and Senator from Missouri
Henry Billings Brown
Judge
2-Mar-1836 4-Sep-1913 US Supreme Court Justice, 1891-1906
Kenneth L. Brown
Diplomat
6-Dec-1936   US Ambassador to Ghana, 1992-95
Sherrod Brown
Politician
9-Nov-1952   US Senator from Ohio
Winthrop G. Brown
Diplomat
12-Jul-1907 25-May-1987 US Ambassador to South Korea, 1964-67
David Brudnoy
Radio Personality
5-Jun-1940 8-Dec-2004 Boston talk radio host
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
Joy Bryant
Actor
19-Oct-1976   Get Rich or Die Tryin'
Christopher Buckley
Novelist
24-Dec-1952   Thank You for Smoking
James L. Buckley
Politician
9-Mar-1923   US Senator from New York, 1971-77
William F. Buckley
Columnist
24-Nov-1925 27-Feb-2008 National Review
Jonathan B. Bulkeley
Business
c. 1960   Chairman of QXL Ricardo, 1998-2004
William C. Bullitt
Diplomat
25-Jan-1891 15-Feb-1967 US Ambassador to the USSR, 1933-36
Mac Bundy
Government
30-Mar-1919 16-Sep-1996 National Security Advisor, 1961-66
William Bundy
Government
24-Sep-1917 6-Oct-2000 Cold War advisor to JFK, LBJ
Ellsworth Bunker
Diplomat
11-May-1894 30-Sep-1984 US Ambassador to South Vietnam, 1967-73
James H. Burnley IV
Government
30-Jul-1948   US Secretary of Transportation, 1987-89
Barbara Bush
Relative
25-Nov-1981   Twin daughter of George W. Bush
George H.W. Bush
Head of State
12-Jun-1924   41st US President, 1989-93
George W. Bush
Head of State
6-Jul-1946   43rd US President, 2001-09
Jonathan J. Bush
Relative
6-May-1931   Brother of George H.W. Bush
Prescott Bush
Politician
15-May-1895 8-Oct-1972 US Senator from Connecticut, 1952-63
Prescott S. Bush, Jr.
Relative
10-Aug-1922 23-Jun-2010 Brother of George H.W. Bush
William Trotter Bush
Relative
14-Jul-1938   Brother of George H.W. Bush
Horace Bushnell
Religion
14-Apr-1802 17-Feb-1876 Nature and the Supernatural
Judith Butler
Scholar
24-Feb-1956   Gender Trouble
Susan Bysiewicz
Politician
1961   Connecticut Secretary of State, 1998-2011
John C. Calhoun
Politician
18-Mar-1782 31-Mar-1850 US Vice President, champion of the South
Walter Camp
Football
7-Apr-1859 14-Mar-1925 Father of American football
William C. Canby, Jr.
Judge
22-May-1931   9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1980-96
Lois Capps
Politician
10-Jan-1938   Congresswoman, California 23rd
Walter Capps
Politician
5-May-1934 28-Oct-1997 Congressman from California, 1997
Robert D. Carey
Politician
12-Aug-1878 17-Jan-1937 Governor and Senator from Wyoming
Walter C. D. Carlson
Attorney
c. 1953   Chairman of Telephone and Data Systems
Jay Carney
Government
22-May-1965   White House Press Secretary
Benjamin S. Carson
Doctor
18-Sep-1951   Pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins
Gilbert F. Casellas
Attorney
c. 1952   Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo
Dick Cavett
Talk Show Host
19-Nov-1936   The Dick Cavett Show
Richard Celeste
Politician
11-Nov-1937   Governor of Ohio, 1983-91
Malcolm Chace
Business
c. 1934   Chairman, Bancorp Rhode Island
John H. Chafee
Politician
22-Oct-1922 24-Oct-1999 US Senator from Rhode Island, 1976-99
Roy D. Chapin, Jr.
Business
c. 1916 5-Aug-2001 Former CEO of American Motors
Erwin Chargaff
Biologist
11-Aug-1905 20-Jun-2002 Biochemist at Columbia University
Dick Cheney
Politician
30-Jan-1941   US Vice President, 2001-09
Ron Chernow
Author
1949   The Warburgs and Alexander Hamilton
Brock Chisholm
Doctor
18-May-1896 4-Feb-1971 First Director-General of World Health Organization
Carol T. Christ
Educator
21-May-1944   President, Smith College
Tansu Ciller
Politician
9-Oct-1946   Prime Minister of Turkey, 1993-96
Michael Cimino
Film Director
3-Feb-1939   The Deer Hunter
David C. Clapp
Business
c. 1938   Retired Partner, Goldman Sachs
Patricia Clarkson
Actor
29-Dec-1959   Pieces of April
Cassius Marcellus Clay
Politician
19-Oct-1810 22-Jul-1903 Kentucky anti-slavery advocate
John Middleton Clayton
Politician
24-Jul-1796 9-Nov-1856 US Senator and Secretary of State
Chuck Close
Painter
5-Jul-1940   Photo-realist portrait painter, printmaker
Lawrence S. Coben
Business
c. 1957   Tremisis Energy
Henry Sloane Coffin
Religion
5-Jan-1877 25-Nov-1954 Meaning of the Cross
William Sloane Coffin
Activist
1-Jun-1924 12-Apr-2006 Civilly disobedient chaplain
David D. Cole
Attorney
?   Professor of Constitutional Law
Tom Cole
Politician
28-Apr-1949   Congressman, Oklahoma 4th
Francis Collins
Scientist
14-Apr-1950   Human Genome Project
Larry Collins
Author
14-Sep-1929 20-Jun-2005 Is Paris Burning?
Timothy C. Collins
Business
c. 1956   Private equity, Ripplewood Holdings
William W. Colville
Business
c. 1935   General Counsel at Owens Corning, 1984-94
Cristóbal I. Conde
Business
c. 1959   CEO of SunGard
James Connaughton
Government
?   Chairman, Council on Environmental Quality
Jennifer Connelly
Actor
12-Dec-1970   Betty Ross in The Hulk
Russell H. Conwell
Educator
15-Feb-1843 6-Dec-1925 Founder, Temple University
Alistair Cooke
Journalist
20-Nov-1908 29-Mar-2004 Alistair Cooke's America
Anderson Cooper
Journalist
3-Jun-1967   Anderson Cooper 360
James Fenimore Cooper
Novelist
15-Sep-1789 14-Sep-1851 The Last of the Mohicans
John S. Cooper
Politician
23-Aug-1901 21-Feb-1991 US Senator from Kentucky
Erastus Corning II
Politician
7-Oct-1909 28-May-1983 Mayor of Albany, New York, 1942-83
Lawrence Coughlin
Politician
11-Apr-1929 30-Nov-2001 Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1969-93
Richard Cox
Actor
6-May-1948   Cruising
Wilbur L. Cross
Politician
10-Apr-1862 5-Oct-1948 Governor of Connecticut, 1931-39
William C. Crowley
Business
c. 1957   CFO of Sears Roebuck
Susan Crown
Business
c. 1958   VP at Henry Crown and Company
Lawrence M. Crutcher
Business
c. 1943   Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Homer S. Cummings
Attorney
30-Apr-1870 10-Sep-1956 US Attorney General, 1933-39
Peter D. Cummings
Business
c. 1947   Ram Realty Services
Walter J. Cummings
Judge
29-Sep-1916 24-Apr-1999 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1966-99
Walter J. P. Curley
Business
17-Sep-1922   US Ambassador to France, 1989-93
George E. Curry
Publisher
23-Feb-1947   Emerge editor-in-chief
Harvey Cushing
Doctor
8-Apr-1869 7-Oct-1939 Cushing's Syndrome
Alexander M. Cutler
Business
28-May-1951   CEO of Eaton
Lloyd Cutler
Attorney
10-Nov-1917 8-May-2005 White House Counsel for Carter, Clinton
Jack Dalrymple
Politician
16-Oct-1948   Governor of North Dakota
James Dwight Dana
Geologist
12-Feb-1813 14-Apr-1895 Manual of Geology
Claire Danes
Actor
12-Apr-1979   My So-Called Life
Ron Darling
Baseball
19-Aug-1960   Commentator, New York Mets
Philippe P. Dauman
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Viacom
Bruce Davidson
Photographer
5-Sep-1933   East 100th Street
Lanny J. Davis
Government
c. 1946   White House Counsel, 1996-98
Raymond Davis, Jr.
Scientist
14-Oct-1914 31-May-2006 Detected solar neutrinos
Henry Laurens Dawes
Politician
30-Oct-1816 5-Feb-1903 US Senator from Massachusetts, 1875-93
Clarence Day
Author
18-Nov-1874 28-Dec-1935 Life with Father
Mark Dayton
Politician
26-Jan-1947   Governor of Minnesota
Willem de Kooning
Painter
24-Apr-1904 19-Mar-1997 Abstract expressionist
Howard Dean
Politician
17-Nov-1948   Governor of Vermont, 1991-2003
Silas Deane
Diplomat
24-Dec-1737 23-Sep-1789 First accredited US diplomat
Gerard Debreu
Economist
4-Jul-1921 31-Dec-2004 Supply and demand theorist
James H. DeGraffenreidt, Jr.
Business
8-May-1953   CEO of WGL Holdings
W. Edwards Deming
Mathematician
14-Oct-1900 20-Dec-1993 Quality Control guru
Brian Dennehy
Actor
9-Jul-1938   First Blood
Frederick B. Dent
Government
17-Aug-1922   US Commerce Secretary, 1973-75
Chauncey Depew
Politician
23-Apr-1834 5-Apr-1928 Co-Founder of the Pilgrims Society
Peter B. Dervan
Chemist
28-Jun-1945   DNA Researcher
William O. DeWitt, Jr.
Business
31-Aug-1941   Reynolds DeWitt & Co.
Peter Diamond
Economist
29-Apr-1940   Diamond paradox in economics
Robert J. Dieter
Diplomat
c. 1946   US Ambassador to Belize
Bradford Dillman
Actor
14-Apr-1930   Sudden Impact
Anthony R. Dolan
Government
7-Jul-1948   President Reagan's chief speechwriter
Bill Donaldson
Government
2-Jun-1931   SEC Chairman, 2003-05
Lewis W. Douglas, Jr.
Business
c. 1925   Christiana Oil Corporation
Polly Draper
Actor
15-Jun-1955   Ellyn Warren on thirtysomething
Peter Duchin
Pianist
28-Jul-1937   Rebel Rouser
David Duchovny
Actor
7-Aug-1960   Mulder on The X-Files
James J. Duderstadt
Educator
5-Dec-1942   President, University of Michigan, 1988-96
Charles Dutton
Actor
30-Jan-1951   Roc
Timothy Dwight
Educator
14-May-1752 11-Jan-1817 President of Yale, 1795-1817
George C. Eads
Economist
20-Aug-1942   Council of Economic Advisers, 1979-81
Eddie Eagan
Boxing
26-Apr-1897 14-Jun-1967 Won Summer and Winter Olympic Gold
William L. Eagleton, Jr.
Diplomat
17-Aug-1926 27-Jan-2011 US Ambassador to Syria, 1984-88
Robert L. Eastaugh
Judge
1943   Justice, Alaska Supreme Court
Donald Easum
Diplomat
27-Aug-1923   US Ambassador to Nigeria, 1975-77
Dick Ebersol
Sports Journalist
28-Jul-1947   Chairman of NBC Sports, 1989-2011
Wallace J. Eckert
Astronomer
19-Jun-1902 24-Aug-1971 First scientist hired by IBM
Eric S. Edelman
Diplomat
1951   Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Jonathan Edwards
Religion
5-Oct-1703 22-Mar-1758 American Puritan theologian
Julie H. Edwards
Business
c. 1958   CFO of Frontier Oil, 1994-2005
Michael J. Egan
Politician
8-Aug-1926   Georgia State Senator
Barry Eichengreen
Economist
1-Jul-1952   Golden Fetters
Jill Eikenberry
Actor
21-Jan-1947   Ann Kelsey on L.A. Law
Michael R. Eisenson
Business
c. 1955   Charlesbank Capital Partners
Charles Eisenstein
Author
25-Nov-1967   Sacred Economics
William B. Ellis
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Northeast Utilities, 1983-93
Richard Ellmann
Critic
15-Mar-1918 13-May-1987 James Joyce
Oliver Ellsworth
Judge
29-Apr-1745 26-Nov-1807 US Chief Justice, 1796-1800
Stephen G. Emerson
Educator
c. 1952   President, Haverford College
Noah Emmerich
Actor
27-Feb-1965   The Truman Show
John F. Enders
Scientist
10-Feb-1897 8-Sep-1985 Cultured the polio virus
Thomas O. Enders
Diplomat
28-Nov-1932 17-Mar-1996 US Ambassador to Canada, Spain
Cy Endfield
Film Director
10-Nov-1914 16-Apr-1995 Zulu
Donald M. Engelman
Biologist
c. 1941   Biochemistry Professor at Yale
Jeffery E. Epstein
Business
c. 1958   CFO of Oracle, 2008-11
Theo Epstein
Baseball
29-Dec-1973   General Manager, Chicago Cubs
Ben Erdreich
Politician
9-Dec-1938   Congressman from Alabama, 1983-93
J. Adam Ereli
Diplomat
c. 1960   US Ambassador to Bahrain
Charles H. Erhart, Jr.
Business
31-Jul-1925 16-Jan-2009 President of W.R. Grace & Co., 1989-90
John Marshall Evans
Diplomat
c. 1948   US Ambassador to Armenia, 2004-06
M. Stanton Evans
Activist
20-Jul-1934   Conservative activist
Medford Evans
Author
21-Aug-1907 4-Feb-1989 The Assassination of Joe McCarthy
Rowland Evans
Columnist
28-Apr-1921 23-Mar-2001 Evans and Novak
William M. Evarts
Politician
6-Feb-1818 28-Feb-1901 US Secretary of State, 1877-81
Mark W. Everson
Administrator
10-Sep-1954   IRS Commissioner, 2003-07
Robert Fagles
Translator
11-Sep-1933 26-Mar-2008 Translator of Greek literature
Jonathan F. Fanton
Administrator
1943   President, MacArthur Foundation, 1999-2009
Walter E. Fauntroy
Activist
6-Feb-1933   Congressman from DC, 1971-91
John B. Fenn
Chemist
15-Jun-1917 10-Dec-2010 Electrospray ionization
Stanley Fish
Scholar
19-Apr-1938   Deconstructionist literary critic
Irving Fisher
Economist
27-Feb-1867 29-Apr-1947 The Theory of Interest
Richard Fleischer
Film Director
8-Dec-1916 24-Mar-2006 Soylent Green
Samuel A. Foote
Politician
8-Nov-1780 15-Sep-1846 Governor of Connecticut, 1834-35
Henry Ford II
Business
4-Sep-1917 29-Sep-1987 Former President, CEO of Ford
William Clay Ford, Sr.
Business
14-Mar-1925   Ford exec and owner of the Detroit Lions
Lee De Forest
Inventor
26-Aug-1873 30-Jun-1961 Inventor of the Audion vacuum tube
Lukas Foss
Conductor
15-Aug-1922 1-Feb-2009 Director, Buffalo Philharmonic, 1963-71
Jodie Foster
Actor
19-Nov-1962   The Silence of the Lambs
Norman Foster
Architect
1-Jun-1935   Architect of the Gherkin
Stephen Clark Foster
Politician
1820 28-Jan-1898 Thrice Mayor of Los Angeles
Michael G. Franc
Government
c. 1957   Heritage Foundation
James Franciscus
Actor
31-Jan-1934 8-Jul-1991 Mr. Novak
Waldo Frank
Author
25-Aug-1889 9-Jan-1967 American cultural critic and social historian
Gary Franks
Politician
9-Feb-1953   Congressman from Connecticut, 1991-97
Daniel J. Freed
Educator
12-May-1927 17-Jan-2010 Yale Law professor
Charles W. Freeman, Jr.
Diplomat
1943   US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 1989-92
Howard Freeman
Actor
9-Dec-1899 11-Dec-1967 Theatre and character actor
Dan Froomkin
Columnist
c. 1963   Huffington Post writer and media critic
David Frum
Pundit
30-Jun-1960   Coined "Axis of Evil"
Foster Furcolo
Politician
29-Jul-1911 5-Jul-1995 Governor of Massachusetts, 1957-61
James Gadsden
Military
15-May-1788 26-Dec-1858 Gadsden Purchase
Evan Griffith Galbraith
Business
2-Jul-1928 21-Jan-2008 US Ambassador to France, 1981-85
James K. Galbraith
Scholar
29-Jan-1952   Economics Professor at UT-Austin
Richard I. Galland
Attorney
13-Oct-1916 27-Nov-2008 CEO of American Petrofina, 1969-83
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Author
16-Sep-1950   The Signifying Monkey
Mimi Gardner Gates
Administrator
c. 1953   Director, Seattle Art Museum
Stephen F. Gates
Business
20-May-1946   Former EVP, Conoco-Phillips
Bruce S. Gelb
Diplomat
24-Feb-1927   US Ambassador to Belgium, 1991-93
Richard Gelb
Business
1924 4-Apr-2004 CEO of Bristol-Myers Squibb, 1972-93
Murray Gell-Mann
Physicist
15-Sep-1929   Quarks and strangeness
William W. George
Business
14-Sep-1942   CEO of Medtronic, 1991-2001
David Gergen
Columnist
9-May-1942   Advisor to Nixon, Reagan, Bush, Clinton
Philip Geyelin
Journalist
27-Feb-1923 9-Jan-2004 Former editor, The Washington Post
Bart Giamatti
Baseball
4-Apr-1938 1-Sep-1989 Baseball Commissioner, 1989
Paul Giamatti
Actor
6-Jun-1967   John Adams
J. Willard Gibbs
Physicist
11-Feb-1839 28-Apr-1903 Elementary Principles in Statistical Mathematics
Sara Gilbert
Actor
29-Jan-1975   Darlene on Roseanne
Richard Gilder
Business
c. 1932   Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Alfred G. Gilman
Scientist
1-Jul-1941   G-protein cell signal transmission
Robert Ginty
Actor
14-Nov-1948 21-Sep-2009 The Exterminator
Rob Glaser
Business
16-Jan-1962   CEO of RealNetworks, 1994-2010
Joseph H. Gleberman
Business
c. 1957   Managing Director at Goldman Sachs
William H. Gleysteen
Politician
8-May-1926 6-Dec-2002 US Ambassador to South Korea, 1978-81
Robert F. Godec
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Tunisia
Roberto C. Goizueta
Business
18-Nov-1931 18-Oct-1997 CEO of Coca-Cola, 1981-97
Fred T. Goldberg, Jr.
Government
15-Oct-1947   IRS Commissioner, 1989-92
Lee Goldman
Doctor
6-Jan-1948   Goldman Index for cardiac risk
Austan D. Goolsbee
Economist
18-Aug-1969   Chair, Council of Economic Advisers, 2010-11
Bing Gordon
Business
c. 1950   Chief Creative Officer, Electronic Arts, 1998-2008
Porter Goss
Politician
26-Nov-1938   Director of the CIA, 2004-06
Gordon Gould
Physicist
17-Jul-1920 16-Sep-2005 Invented the laser, arguably
Kingdon Gould, Jr.
Diplomat
3-Jan-1924   US Ambassador to the Netherlands, 1973-76
J. Peter Grace
Business
25-May-1913 19-Apr-1995 W.R. Grace scion
Bill Gradison
Politician
28-Dec-1928   Congressman from Ohio, 1975-93
David Marshall Grant
Actor
21-Jun-1955   Air America
Earl G. Graves, Jr.
Business
5-Jan-1962   Black Enterprise magazine
Stephen Greenblatt
Critic
7-Nov-1943   The Swerve
David N. Greenlee
Diplomat
3-Jun-1943   US Ambassador to Bolivia, 2003-06
Hugh Gregg
Politician
22-Nov-1917 24-Sep-2003 Governor of New Hampshire, 1953-55
David Alan Grier
Comic
30-Jun-1955   In Living Color
Gerald Grinstein
Business
c. 1932   CEO of Delta Air Lines, 2004-07
Amiram Grinvald
Scientist
c. 1949   High-resolution optical imaging
Bathsheba Grossman
Sculptor
1966   Mathematical sculptor
Robert Grossman
Artist
1-Mar-1940   Versatile illustrator, caricaturist
Lloyd Grove
Columnist
c. 1954   Gossip columnist
Joseph A. Grundfest
Attorney
8-Sep-1951   Stanford law professor
John Guare
Playwright
5-Feb-1938   Six Degrees of Separation
Thomas Guinzburg
Publisher
30-Mar-1926 8-Sep-2010 Former owner, Viking Press
Brett Guthrie
Politician
18-Feb-1964   Congressman, Kentucky 2nd
Charles Gwathmey
Architect
19-Jun-1938 3-Aug-2009 Designed extension to the Guggenheim
Kathryn Hahn
Actor
23-Jul-1974   Lily Lebowski on Crossing Jordan
Jonathan Haidt
Educator
19-Oct-1963   The Happiness Hypothesis
Nathan Hale
Spy
1756 22-Sep-1776 Had but one life to give for his country
William Stewart Halsted
Doctor
23-Sep-1852 7-Sep-1922 Pioneer of sterile surgical technique
Harry Hamlin
Actor
30-Oct-1951   Michael Kuzak on L.A. Law
William L. Hanley, Jr.
Business
27-Jan-1940   Lexington Management Group
Sam Hardy
Actor
21-Mar-1883 16-Oct-1935 King Kong
Edward Stephen Harkness
Philanthropist
22-Jan-1874 29-Jan-1940 Philanthropist
W. Averell Harriman
Diplomat
15-Nov-1891 26-Jul-1986 Ambassador to USSR, Governor of NY
Julie Harris
Actor
2-Dec-1925   East of Eden
William Torrey Harris
Educator
10-Sep-1835 5-Nov-1909 US Commissioner of Education
Francis Burton Harrison
Politician
18-Dec-1873 21-Nov-1957 Drug prohibition
Gary Hart
Politician
28-Nov-1936   US Senator from Colorado, 1975-87
Geoffrey Hartman
Critic
11-Aug-1929   The Unmediated Vision
Michael Hawley
Photographer
18-Nov-1961   Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey
Nathan L. Hecht
Judge
15-Aug-1949   Justice, Texas Supreme Court
Ray L. Heffner
Educator
7-May-1925 28-Nov-2012 President of Brown University, 1966-69
John Heinz
Politician
23-Oct-1938 4-Apr-1991 US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1977-91
John Hersey
Novelist
17-Jun-1914 24-Mar-1993 A Bell for Adano
Philip Heymann
Government
30-Oct-1932   US Deputy Attorney General, 1993-94
George Hickenlooper
Film Director
25-May-1963 29-Oct-2010 Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
John Hodgman
Author
3-Jun-1971   The Areas of My Expertise
J. David Hoeveler
Educator
31-Jul-1943   Watch on the Right
James F. Hoge, Jr.
Editor
25-Dec-1935   Editor of Foreign Affairs
Samuel Hopkins
Religion
17-Sep-1721 20-Dec-1803 Hopkinsian, opponent of slavery
Grace Murray Hopper
Computer Programmer
9-Dec-1906 1-Jan-1992 Computer programming pioneer
Ken Howard
Actor
28-Mar-1944   The White Shadow
Walter Howe
Diplomat
10-Jun-1907 8-Apr-1966 US Ambassador to Chile, 1958-61
Henry M. Hoyt
Attorney
5-Dec-1856 20-Nov-1910 US Solicitor General, 1903-09
John Hoyt
Actor
5-Oct-1905 15-Sep-1991 Attack of the Puppet People
Robin E. Hudson
Judge
20-Feb-1952   Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court
Sarah Hughes
Figure Skating
2-May-1985   Figure skater, won gold in 2002 Olympics
Albert Wallace Hull
Physicist
19-Apr-1880 22-Jan-1966 Inventor of the magnetron tube
Josephine Humphreys
Author
2-Feb-1945   Rich in Love
Samuel P. Huntington
Author
18-Apr-1927 24-Dec-2008 The Clash of Civilizations
Robert M. Hutchins
Educator
17-Jan-1899 17-May-1977 President, University of Chicago, 1929-51
Ellen Huvelle
Judge
1948   US District Judge, District of Columbia
Robert S. Ingersoll
Diplomat
28-Jan-1914 22-Aug-2010 CEO of Borg-Warner, 1958-72
Rex Ingram
Film Director
15-Jan-1892 21-Jul-1950 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Andy Ireland
Politician
23-Aug-1930   Congressman from Florida, 1977-93
Zeljko Ivanek
Actor
15-Aug-1957   Gov. James Devlin on Oz
Charles Ives
Composer
20-Oct-1874 19-May-1954 Third Symphony (The Camp Meeting)
Eli S. Jacobs
Baseball
5-Oct-1937   Former Baltimore Orioles owner
Fredric Jameson
Author
14-Apr-1934   The Political Unconscious
Dick Jauron
Football
7-Oct-1950   Head Coach, Buffalo Bills
Reuben Jeffery III
Business
c. 1953   Under Secy. State, Economic Affairs
Jim Jeffords
Politician
11-May-1934   US Senator from Vermont, 1989-2007
Linda Jewell
Diplomat
c. 1953   US Ambassador to Ecuador
Dawn E. Johnsen
Attorney
14-Aug-1961   Indiana University law professor
Charles B. Johnson
Business
6-Jan-1933   Billionaire, Franklin Resources
Clay Johnson
Government
c. 1946   OMB Deputy Director
William Samuel Johnson
Educator
7-Oct-1727 14-Nov-1819 President of Columbia University, 1787-1800
David A. Jones, Jr.
Business
c. 1958   Chrysalis Ventures
Ellis B. Jones
Business
c. 1954   Wasserstein & Co.
Michael H. Jordan
Business
13-Jun-1936 25-May-2010 CEO of EDS, 2003-07
Paul L. Joskow
Economist
c. 1946   Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Jane Kaczmarek
Actor
21-Dec-1955   Pleasantville
Frederick Kagan
Scholar
c. 1969   Neocon military historian, now at AEI
Robert Kagan
Government
26-Sep-1958   Influential neocon, cofounded PNAC
Robert G. Kaiser
Journalist
7-Apr-1943   So Damn Much Money
Michiko Kakutani
Critic
9-Jan-1955   Quirky New York Times book critic
Curtis Kamman
Diplomat
15-Jan-1939   US Ambassador to Colombia, 1997-2000
Arnold Kanter
Government
27-Feb-1945 10-Apr-2010 Under Secy. of State for Political Affairs, 1991-93
Mitch Kapor
Business
1-Nov-1950   Founder of Lotus, Co-founder EFF
Pamela S. Karlan
Scholar
1959   Constitutional and legal scholar
Tom Katis
Military
?   Co-Founder, Triple Canopy
Lloyd Kaufman
Film Director
30-Dec-1945   The Toxic Avenger
Brett M. Kavanaugh
Judge
12-Feb-1965   US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
Zoe Kazan
Actor
9-Sep-1983   Me and Orson Welles
Stacy Keach
Actor
2-Jun-1941   Mike Hammer, also voice narrator
Estes Kefauver
Politician
26-Jul-1903 10-Aug-1963 US Senator from Tennessee, 1949-63
Peter D. Keisler
Government
13-Oct-1960   Co-Founder, Federalist Society
Larry Kelley
Football
30-May-1915 27-Jun-2000 Winner, 1936 Heisman Trophy
Arthur L. Kelly
Business
c. 1938   Partner, KEL Enterprises
Hugh Kenner
Critic
7-Jan-1923 24-Nov-2003 The Poetry of Ezra Pound
James Kent
Judge
31-Jul-1763 12-Dec-1847 Commentaries on American Law
Nan Keohane
Scholar
18-Sep-1940   Political scientist
Arthur H. Kern
Business
c. 1947   American Media
John Kerry
Politician
11-Dec-1943   US Secretary of State
Richard Kerry
Diplomat
28-Jul-1915 29-Jul-2000 Father of John Kerry
Jay Keyworth
Physicist
c. 1939   Science advisor to Reagan
Rashid Khalidi
Author
1950   Resurrecting Empire
Victor Kiam
Business
7-Dec-1926 27-May-2001 Liked it so much, he bought the company
Cleve L. Killingsworth
Business
5-Jun-1952   Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Perry King
Actor
30-Apr-1948   Class of 1984
Peter S. Klein
Business
c. 1964   CFO of Microsoft, 2009-13
Robert Klein
Comic
8-Feb-1942   Unable to stop his leg
Amy Klobuchar
Politician
25-May-1960   US Senator from Minnesota
Steven Knapp
Educator
c. 1951   President, George Washington University
Loring Knoblauch
Business
31-Oct-1941   CEO of Underwriter's Laboratories, 2001-04
John Knowles
Novelist
16-Sep-1926 29-Nov-2001 A Separate Peace
Tony Knowles
Politician
1-Jan-1943   Governor of Alaska, 1994-2002
Herb Kohler
Business
20-Feb-1939   Chairman and President, Kohler Co.
Walter J. Kohler, Jr.
Politician
4-Apr-1904 21-Mar-1976 Governor of Wisconsin, 1951-57
Larry Kramer
Playwright
25-Jun-1935   The Normal Heart
Orin Kramer
Business
c. 1945   Chair, New Jersey State Investment Council
Carl Krasik
Attorney
c. 1944   General Counsel, Bank of New York Mellon
Marvin Krislov
Educator
c. 1960   President, Oberlin College
Paul Krugman
Columnist
28-Feb-1953   New York Times columnist/economist
Thomas R. Kuhn
Business
c. 1946   Edison Electric Institute
William Kunstler
Attorney
7-Jul-1919 4-Sep-1995 Civil rights attorney
Arthur B. Laffer
Economist
14-Aug-1940   Reagan advisor, Laffer curve
Phil LaMarr
Actor
24-Jan-1967   Mad TV, also voice actor
Eddie Lampert
Business
19-Jul-1962   Billionaire, Chairman of Sears
Arthur Bliss Lane
Diplomat
16-Jun-1894 12-Aug-1956 US Ambassador to Poland, 1945-47
Jonathan Homer Lane
Astronomer
9-Aug-1819 3-May-1880 Gravitational equilibrium of the Sun
James T. Laney
Educator
24-Dec-1927   President of Emory University, 1977-93
Anthony A. Lapham
Government
22-Aug-1936 11-Nov-2006 CIA General Counsel, 1976-79
Lewis Lapham
Editor
8-Jan-1935   Editor Emeritus, Harper's
Leo Laporte
TV Personality
29-Nov-1956   TechTV host
José P. Laurel
Head of State
9-Mar-1891 6-Nov-1959 3rd President of the Philippines
David Laventhol
Publisher
1933   President of Times Mirror, 1987-93
Ernest Lawrence
Physicist
8-Aug-1901 27-Aug-1958 Inventor of the cyclotron
James A. Lawrence
Business
18-Oct-1952   CFO of Unilever
Karen R. Lawrence
Educator
18-Mar-1949   President, Sarah Lawrence College
Robert Z. Lawrence
Economist
c. 1948   Council of Economic Advisers, 1999-2001
Howard Leach
Diplomat
19-Jun-1930   US Ambassador to France, 2001-05
David Leavitt
Novelist
23-Jun-1961   The Lost Language of Cranes
Joshua Lederberg
Biologist
23-May-1925 2-Feb-2008 Genetic properties of bacteria
David M. Lee
Physicist
20-Jan-1931   Superfluidity of helium-3
Sheila Jackson Lee
Politician
12-Jan-1950   Congresswoman, Texas 18th
Lew Lehrman
Business
15-Aug-1938   Rite Aid drugstore founder
William Lemke
Politician
13-Aug-1878 30-May-1950 Congressman from North Dakota, 1933-50
Aldo Leopold
Naturalist
11-Jan-1887 21-Apr-1948 A Sand County Almanac
Max Lerner
Sociologist
20-Dec-1902 5-Jun-1992 Ideas Are Weapons
Jeremy Leven
Film Director
1941   Don Juan DeMarco
Richard C. Levin
Educator
7-Apr-1947   President of Yale University
Shawn Levy
Film Director
23-Jul-1968   Night at the Museum
Samuel W. Lewis
Diplomat
1-Oct-1930   US Ambassador to Israel, 1977-85
Sinclair Lewis
Novelist
7-Feb-1885 10-Jan-1951 Arrowsmith and Elmer Gantry
Lewis Libby
Government
22-Aug-1950   Cheney's former Chief of Staff
Joseph Lieberman
Politician
24-Feb-1942   US Senator from Connecticut
Hilary Liftin
Author
c. 1969   Candy and Me: A Love Story
James Roderick Lilley
Diplomat
15-Jan-1928 12-Nov-2009 US Ambassador to China, 1989-91
Maya Lin
Artist
5-Oct-1959   Designed Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Bruce C. Lindsay
Business
c. 1941   2117 Associates LLC
John Lindsay
Politician
24-Nov-1921 19-Dec-2000 Mayor of New York City, 1966-73
Mark Linn-Baker
Actor
17-Jun-1954   Larry on Perfect Strangers
Joanne Lipman
Editor
18-Jun-1961   Editor of Condé Nast Portfolio, 2007-09
Dahlia Lithwick
Journalist
c. 1968   Slate senior editor
Ron Livingston
Actor
5-Jun-1967   Peter in Office Space
Philip R. Lochner, Jr.
Business
c. 1942   Senior VP at Time Warner, 1991-98
Gary Locke
Politician
21-Jan-1950   US Ambassador to China
Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
Author
9-Jul-1790 9-Jul-1870 Georgia Scenes
Alfred Lee Loomis
Physicist
4-Nov-1887 1-Aug-1975 Millionaire scientist
Winston Lord
Diplomat
17-Aug-1937   President, Council on Foreign Relations, 1977-85
Vernon R. Loucks, Jr.
Business
c. 1935   CEO of Baxter International, 1980-99
George E. Lounsbury
Politician
7-May-1838 16-Aug-1904 Governor of Connecticut, 1899-1901
Robert A. Lovett
Government
14-Sep-1895 7-May-1986 US Secretary of Defense, 1951-53
Frank J. Low
Astronomer
23-Nov-1933 11-Jun-2009 Infrared astronomy
Stephen Low
Diplomat
2-Dec-1927 15-Nov-2010 US Ambassador to Nigeria, 1979-81
Gary Lucas
Guitarist
c. 1952   Avant-guitarist, Magic Band alumnus
Henry Luce III
Publisher
28-Apr-1925 7-Sep-2005 Former Time magazine publisher
Henry R. Luce
Business
3-Apr-1898 28-Feb-1967 Founded Time Magazine
Alvin Lucier
Composer
14-May-1931   I Am Sitting In A Room
Wangari Maathai
Activist
1-Apr-1940 25-Sep-2011 Planted 12 million trees in Kenya
Douglas MacArthur II
Diplomat
5-Jul-1909 15-Nov-1997 Career US Ambassador
Paul W. MacAvoy
Economist
21-Apr-1934   Council of Economic Advisers, 1975-76
Heather Mac Donald
Columnist
c. 1956   Neoconservative bombthrower
Dwight Macdonald
Critic
24-Mar-1906 19-Dec-1982 Against the American Grain
Catharine MacKinnon
Activist
7-Oct-1946   Anti-pornography activist
Archibald Macleish
Poet
7-May-1892 20-Apr-1982 Conquistador
John Macomber
Business
13-Jan-1928   JDM Investment Group
Franklin MacVeagh
Government
22-Nov-1837 6-Jul-1934 US Treasury Secretary, 1909-13
Wayne MacVeagh
Government
19-Apr-1833 11-Jan-1917 US Attorney General, 1881
Denise Majette
Politician
18-May-1955   Congresswoman from Georgia, 2003-05
Joshua Malina
Actor
17-Jan-1966   Will Bailey on The West Wing
Robert Malley
Government
1963   Ex-National Security Council
Dumas Malone
Historian
10-Jan-1892 27-Dec-1986 Jefferson and His Time
John C. Malone
Business
7-Mar-1941   Cable TV billionaire, Liberty Media
Delbert Mann
Film Director
30-Jan-1920 11-Nov-2007 That Touch of Mink
Michael E. Mann
Physicist
28-Dec-1965   Climate change scientist
Richard A. Manoogian
Business
1936   CEO of Masco, 1985-2007
Ruth A. Marcus
Columnist
1958   Washington Post columnist
Thomas P. Marinis
Attorney
31-May-1943   Vinson & Elkins
Joe Maross
Actor
7-Feb-1923 7-Nov-2009 Run Silent, Run Deep
Reginald Marsh
Artist
14-Mar-1898 3-Jul-1954 Why Not Use the L?
David C. Martin
Journalist
28-Jul-1943   CBS News national security correspondent
Demetri Martin
Comic
25-May-1973   Daily Show trend spotter
Kellie Martin
Actor
16-Oct-1975   Life Goes On
William McChesney Martin
Economist
17-Dec-1906 29-Jul-1998 Federal Reserve Chairman, 1951-70
Anthony W. Marx
Educator
28-Feb-1959   President, Amherst College
Charles Mathias
Politician
24-Jul-1922 25-Jan-2010 US Senator from Maryland, 1969-87
F. O. Matthiessen
Critic
19-Feb-1902 1-Apr-1950 American Renaissance
Peter Matthiessen
Novelist
22-May-1927   At Play in the Fields of the Lord
Arno J. Mayer
Historian
19-Jun-1926   Marxist Jew, quasi-revisionist
Robert D. McCallum, Jr.
Diplomat
1946   US Ambassador to Australia
James L. McConaughy
Politician
21-Oct-1887 7-Mar-1948 Governor of Connecticut, 1947-48
Richard L. McCormick
Educator
26-Dec-1947   President, Rutgers University
Robert McCormick
Business
30-Jul-1880 1-Apr-1955 Xenophobe in the Tribune Tower
David McCullough
Historian
7-Jul-1933   The American Experience
William McDonough
Architect
20-Feb-1951   Environmentalist Architect
Duncan M. McFarland
Business
c. 1939   Wellington Management Company
Harold McGee
Author
1951   On Food and Cooking
Thomas McGuane
Novelist
11-Dec-1939   The Sporting Club
David McIntosh
Politician
8-Jun-1958   Congressman from Indiana, 1995-2001
Ruth R. McMullin
Business
c. 1943   CEO of John Wiley & Sons, 1989-90
James McNerney
Business
22-Aug-1949   CEO of Boeing
Walter Russell Mead
Author
12-Jun-1952   Special Providence
Michael Medved
Critic
Oct-1948   Traditional values pundit, film critic
Ed Meese
Government
2-Dec-1931   US Attorney General, 1985-88
Paul Mellon
Philanthropist
11-Jun-1907 1-Feb-1999 Yale Center for British Art benefactor
Francis E. Meloy, Jr.
Diplomat
28-Mar-1917 16-Jun-1976 US Ambassador to Lebanon, assassinated
Charles Merz
Journalist
23-Feb-1893 31-Aug-1977 Editor of the New York Times, 1938-61
Eugene Meyer
Publisher
31-Oct-1875 17-Jul-1959 Washington Post publisher, 1933-47
Laurence H. Meyer
Economist
8-Mar-1944   Federal Reserve Governor, 1996-2002
Ari Meyers
Actor
6-Apr-1969   Emma McArdle on Kate & Allie
Diane Middlebrook
Author
16-Apr-1939 15-Dec-2007 Biographer of Anne Sexton
Dana Milbank
Journalist
27-Apr-1968   Washington Post White House reporter
Michael A. Miles, Jr.
Business
c. 1961   President of Staples
Heidi G. Miller
Business
c. 1954   EVP at JP Morgan Chase
J. Irwin Miller
Business
26-May-1909 16-Aug-2004 Former CEO of Cummins Engine
John Miller
Politician
23-May-1938   Congressman from Washington, 1985-93
William I. Miller
Business
c. 1956   CEO of Irwin Financial
W. C. Minor
Scholar
Jun-1834 26-Mar-1920 Prolific OED contributor
Donald Grant Mitchell
Author
12-Apr-1822 15-Dec-1908 Reveries of a Bachelor
William D. Mitchell
Government
9-Sep-1874 24-Aug-1955 US Attorney General, 1929-33
Steven T. Mnuchin
Business
c. 1963   Dune Capital Management
Mario Monti
Head of State
19-Mar-1943   Prime Minister of Italy, 2011-12
Douglas Stuart Moore
Composer
10-Aug-1893 25-Jul-1969 The Devil and Daniel Webster
Carlos R. Moreno
Judge
4-Nov-1948   Justice, California Supreme Court
George Morfogen
Actor
30-Mar-1933   Rebadow on Oz
Lloyd N. Morrisett
Administrator
2-Nov-1929   President, Markle Foundation, 1969-98
John L. Morrison
Business
c. 1946   Former EVP, Pillsbury
Samuel F. B. Morse
Inventor
27-Apr-1791 2-Apr-1872 Telegraph inventor and publicist
Rogers C.B. Morton
Government
19-Sep-1914 19-Apr-1979 US Secretary of the Interior, 1971-75
Bill Moseley
Actor
11-Nov-1951   House of 1000 Corpses
Robert Moses
Government
18-Dec-1888 29-Jul-1981 New York City planner
David W. Mullins
Business
28-Apr-1946   Vice Chairman of the Fed, 1991-94
George Murphy
Actor
4-Jul-1902 3-May-1992 Actor and US Senator from California
Gloria Naylor
Novelist
25-Jan-1950   The Women of Brewster Place
John Negroponte
Diplomat
21-Jul-1939   US Ambassador to the UN, 2001-04
Erwin Neher
Scientist
20-Mar-1944   Cellular ion channels
Bill Nelson
Politician
29-Sep-1942   US Senator from Florida
Sheila Nevins
Film/TV Producer
6-Apr-1939   President, HBO Documentary and Family
Truman H. Newberry
Politician
5-Nov-1864 3-Oct-1945 US Senator from Michigan, 1919-22
Steven O. Newhouse
Business
c. 1957   Chairman of Advance.Net
Howard H. Newman
Business
c. 1947   Former Partner, Warburg Pincus
Paul Newman
Actor
26-Jan-1925 26-Sep-2008 Salad dressing magnate
Pauline Newman
Judge
20-Jun-1927   US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Alessandro Nivola
Actor
28-Jun-1972   Laurel Canyon
William C. Nolan, Jr.
Business
c. 1939 12-Mar-2012 Partner, Nolan and Alderson
Indra Nooyi
Business
28-Oct-1955   CEO of PepsiCo
Charles Norris
Government
4-Dec-1867 11-Sep-1935 New York's first Chief Medical Examiner
Edward Norton
Actor
18-Aug-1969   Fight Club
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Politician
13-Jun-1937   Congresswoman, Washington DC
Robert T. O'Connell
Business
c. 1938   CEO of GMAC, 1992-94
Richard B. Ogilvie
Politician
22-Feb-1923 10-May-1988 Governor of Illinois, 1969-73
Marvin Olasky
Pundit
12-Jun-1950   The Tragedy of American Compassion
Claes Oldenburg
Sculptor
28-Jan-1929   Pop-Art sculptor
Frederick Law Olmsted
Architect
26-Apr-1822 28-Aug-1903 Designed New York's Central Park
Lars Onsager
Chemist
27-Nov-1903 5-Oct-1976 Fourth Law of Thermodynamics
Robert D. Orr
Politician
17-Nov-1917 10-Mar-2004 Governor of Indiana, 1989-92
George Packer
Author
1960   The Assassins' Gate
Camille Paglia
Author
2-Apr-1947   Self-described feminist
Alan J. Pakula
Film Director
7-Apr-1928 19-Nov-1998 All the President's Men
Joseph F. Paquette, Jr.
Business
c. 1934   CEO of PECO Energy, 1988-95
Kip Pardue
Actor
23-Sep-1976   The Rules of Attraction
Michael Parenti
Critic
1933   Make-Believe Media
George Pataki
Politician
24-Jun-1945   Governor of New York, 1995-2006
Joseph Medill Patterson
Business
6-Jan-1879 26-May-1946 Founder of New York Daily News
James R. Patton, Jr.
Attorney
27-Oct-1928   Founder, Patton Boggs
Barry R. Pearl
Business
c. 1949   CEO of TEPPCO, 2002-05
Robert Pelletreau
Diplomat
9-Jul-1935   US Ambassador to Egypt, 1991-93
Austin Pendleton
Actor
27-Mar-1940   William Giles on Oz
John E. Pepper, Jr.
Business
c. 1938   Chairman of Disney
James Gates Percival
Poet
15-Sep-1795 2-May-1856 Clio
Nancy B. Peretsman
Business
27-Mar-1954   Managing Director, Allen & Company
Tom Perriello
Politician
9-Oct-1974   Congressman from Virginia, 2009-11
Debra J. Perry
Business
17-Apr-1951   Moody's
Edmund S. Phelps
Economist
26-Jul-1933   Golden Rules of Economic Growth
William Lyon Phelps
Critic
2-Jan-1865 21-Aug-1943 Essays on Modern Novelists
Stone Phillips
Journalist
2-Dec-1954   Blow-dried news reader
Nicole W. Piasecki
Business
c. 1963   President of Boeing Japan
Robert Picardo
Actor
27-Oct-1953   Holographic doctor on Star Trek: Voyager
Clifford A. Pickover
Mathematician
15-Aug-1957   Mathematician and prolific author
David Hyde Pierce
Actor
3-Apr-1959   Niles on Frasier
Bronson Pinchot
Actor
20-May-1959   Balki on Perfect Strangers
Walter Pincus
Journalist
24-Dec-1932   Washington Post reporter with CIA ties
Raymond Plank
Business
29-May-1922   Founder of Apache Corporation
Thomas C. Platt
Politician
15-Jul-1833 6-Mar-1910 US Senator from New York, 1897-1909
Richard Poirier
Critic
9-Sep-1925 15-Aug-2009 Raritan, A Quarterly Review
Mary Lake Polan
Doctor
c. 1943   OG Professor at Stanford
Kenneth Pollack
Scholar
1966   Brookings Institution
John C. Pope
Business
c. 1950   President and COO of United Airlines, 1992-94
Cole Porter
Composer
9-Jun-1891 15-Oct-1964 I've Got You Under My Skin
Richard Posner
Judge
11-Jan-1939   7th Circuit Court of Appeals
H. C. Potter
Film Director
13-Nov-1904 31-Aug-1977 Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Samantha Power
Author
21-Sep-1970   A Problem From Hell
Sally Pressman
Actor
1-Aug-1981   Roxy LeBlanc on Army Wives
David Price
Politician
17-Aug-1940   Congressman, North Carolina 4th
Vincent Price
Actor
27-May-1911 25-Oct-1993 Master of the macabre
Frederic Prokosch
Novelist
17-May-1908 6-Jun-1989 The Skies of Europe
William Proxmire
Politician
11-Nov-1915 15-Dec-2005 US Senator from Wisconsin, 1957-89
Jaime Serra Puche
Government
11-Jan-1951   Mexican Secretary of Trade, 1988-94
Mary E. Pugh
Business
c. 1959   Pugh Capital Management
Martin Puryear
Sculptor
23-May-1941   Post-minimalist
Lucian W. Pye
Scholar
21-Oct-1921 5-Sep-2008 Sinologist
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
Scientist
1952   Ribosomes
Clark T. Randt
Diplomat
1945   US Ambassador to China
Alfred M. Rankin, Jr.
Business
c. 1941   CEO of NACCO Industries
Ron Reagan
Relative
28-May-1958   Son of Ronald Reagan
Lance Reddick
Actor
31-Dec-1969   Desmond Mobay on Oz
Joseph Verner Reed
Government
17-Dec-1937   US Ambassador to Morocco, 1981-85
Stanley Reed
Judge
31-Dec-1884 2-Apr-1980 US Supreme Court Justice, 1938-57
Grover Rees
Attorney
c. 1950   US Ambassador to East Timor, 2002-06
Ogden R. Reid
Politician
24-Jun-1925   Congressman from New York, 1963-75
William K. Reilly
Business
26-Jan-1940   EPA Administrator, 1989-93
Uwe E. Reinhardt
Educator
24-Sep-1937   Health economist
Frederic Remington
Sculptor
4-Oct-1861 26-Dec-1909 The Bronco Buster
Stanley R. Resor
Government
5-Dec-1917 17-Apr-2012 Secretary of the Army, 1965-71
Bernard G. Rethore
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Flowserve, 1997-2000
W. Robert Reum
Business
22-Jul-1942   CEO of Amsted Industries
William Bradford Reynolds
Government
21-Jun-1942   Reagan administration
John J. Rhodes III
Politician
8-Sep-1943   Congressman from Arizona, 1987-93
Richard Rhodes
Historian
4-Jul-1937   The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Dickinson W. Richards
Scientist
30-Oct-1895 23-Feb-1973 Cardiac catheterization
Thomas Ricks
Journalist
25-Sep-1955   Fiasco
Ron Rivest
Computer Programmer
1947   The R in RSA
Henry Roberts
Politician
22-Jun-1853 1-May-1929 Governor of Connecticut, 1905-07
V. Manuel Rocha
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Bolivia, 2000-02
Richard Rogers
Architect
23-Jul-1933   Designed Centre Pompidou
Kenneth S. Rogoff
Economist
22-Mar-1953   Harvard economist
Harold Rome
Composer
27-May-1908 26-Oct-1993 I Can Get It for You Wholesale
Roy Romer
Politician
31-Oct-1928   Governor of Colorado, 1987-99
Richard Rorty
Philosopher
4-Oct-1931 8-Jun-2007 Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature
James C. Rosapepe
Diplomat
20-May-1951   US Ambassador to Romania, 1998-2001
Evans Rose
Attorney
10-Mar-1932 20-Jul-2012 Cohen & Grigsby
Peter R. Rosenblatt
Attorney
4-Sep-1933   Washington attorney
Jeffrey A. Rosensweig
Economist
c. 1957   Finance Professor at Emory
David W. Ross III
Business
c. 1940   Sterling Consulting Group
Bruce R. Ross
Business
c. 1941   Chairman of Biogen Idec
Wilbur Ross
Business
28-Nov-1937   Private equity, W. L. Ross & Co.
Eugene Victor Rostow
Educator
25-Aug-1913 25-Nov-2002 Dean of Yale Law School, 1955-65
Walt Rostow
Government
7-Oct-1916 13-Feb-2003 National Security Advisor, 1966-69
Mark Rothko
Painter
25-Sep-1903 25-Feb-1970 Painter of fuzzy rectangles
Edward M. Rowell
Diplomat
31-Oct-1931   US Ambassador to Luxembourg, 1990-94
Barnett R. Rubin
Educator
c. 1950   The Fragmentation of Afghanistan
James A. Rubright
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Rock-Tenn
Joanna Russ
Author
22-Feb-1937 29-Apr-2011 The Female Man
Charles Ryskamp
Administrator
21-Oct-1928 26-Mar-2010 Frick Collection Director, 1987-97
Eero Saarinen
Architect
20-Aug-1910 1-Sep-1961 Designed Gateway Arch in St. Louis
Michael J. Sabia
Business
1953   CEO of Bell Canada, 2002-08
Richard E. Salomon
Business
c. 1942   Chairman of Mecox Ventures
Hal Saunders
Government
27-Dec-1930   Asst. Secy. of State for the Near East, 1978-81
Josh Saviano
Actor
31-Mar-1976   Paul Pfeiffer on The Wonder Years
Richard Scaife
Activist
3-Jul-1932   The Republican George Soros
Henry B. Schacht
Business
16-Oct-1934   Former CEO of Cummins, Lucent
Barry R. Schaller
Judge
23-Nov-1938   Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court
Robert Scheer
Columnist
4-Apr-1936   Former L.A. Times columnist
Thomas Schippers
Conductor
9-Mar-1930 16-Dec-1977 Music Director, Cinncinati Symphony, 1970-77
David Schizer
Educator
c. 1968   Dean of Columbia Law School
Kurt L. Schmoke
Politician
1-Dec-1949   Mayor of Baltimore, 1988-99
Edward C. Schmults
Attorney
6-Feb-1931   Deputy US Attorney General, 1981-84
Liev Schreiber
Actor
4-Oct-1967   Actor, voiceover talent
Stephen A. Schwarzman
Business
14-Feb-1947   Co-Founder, Blackstone Group
William W. Scranton
Politician
19-Jul-1917   Governor of Pennsylvania, 1963-67
Raymond Seitz
Diplomat
8-Dec-1940   US Ambassador to the UK, 1991-94
Roger Sessions
Composer
28-Dec-1896 16-Mar-1985 Concerto for Orchestra
Tony Shalhoub
Actor
9-Oct-1953   Monk
Robert F. Shapiro
Business
c. 1934   Klingenstein Fields & Co.
Andrew G. Sharkey III
Business
c. 1946   American Iron and Steel Institute
John Shattuck
Attorney
1943   CEO, JFK Library Foundation
George Shiras, Jr.
Judge
26-Jan-1832 2-Aug-1924 US Supreme Court Justice, 1892-1903
David Shire
Composer
3-Jul-1937   It Goes Like It Goes
Clay Shirky
Author
1964   Cognitive Surplus
Amity Shlaes
Columnist
1960   The Forgotten Man
David Sholtz
Politician
6-Oct-1891 21-Mar-1953 Governor of Florida, 1933-37
Frank Shorter
Track and Field
31-Oct-1947   Marathon runner
John Shoven
Economist
1947   Stanford economist
Bobby Shriver
Politician
28-Apr-1954   Mayor of Santa Monica
Sargent Shriver
Activist
9-Nov-1915 18-Jan-2011 First Director of the Peace Corps
John Silber
Educator
15-Aug-1926 27-Sep-2012 President of Boston University, 1971-96
Paul E. Simons
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Chile
Thomas W. Simons
Diplomat
4-Sep-1938   US Ambassador to Pakistan, 1995-98
Daniel Simpson
Diplomat
9-Jul-1939   US Ambassador to the Congo, 1995-98
James L. Singleton
Business
c. 1956   The Cypress Group LLC
Gene Siskel
Critic
26-Jan-1946 20-Feb-1999 Siskel and Ebert
Betty Smith
Novelist
15-Dec-1896 17-Jan-1972 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Frederick W. Smith
Business
11-Aug-1944   Founder and CEO of Federal Express
Jerry E. Smith
Judge
7-Nov-1946   5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Lamar Smith
Politician
19-Nov-1947   Congressman, Texas 21st
Scott C. Smith
Publisher
13-Sep-1950   President of Tribune Publishing, 2005-08
Peter H. Soderberg
Business
c. 1946   CEO of Hill-Rom
Nikolai Sokoloff
Conductor
28-May-1886 25-Sep-1965 Founding Conductor, Cleveland Orchestra
Todd Solondz
Film Director
15-Oct-1959   Welcome to the Dollhouse
Andrew A. Sorensen
Educator
20-Jul-1938 17-Apr-2011 President, University of South Carolina, 2002-08
Allan H. Spear
Politician
24-Jun-1937 11-Oct-2008 President, Minnesota Senate, 1993-2001
Jonathan D. Spence
Historian
11-Aug-1936   The Search for Modern China
Ambrose Spencer
Politician
13-Dec-1765 13-Mar-1848 Congressman and Judge from New York
Lyman Spitzer, Jr.
Astronomer
26-Jun-1914 31-Mar-1997 Father of space telescopes
Benjamin Spock
Doctor
2-May-1903 15-Mar-1998 Baby and Child Care
Amos Alonzo Stagg
Football
16-Aug-1862 17-Mar-1965 Mr. Football
William Steig
Cartoonist
14-Nov-1907 3-Oct-2003 Shrek, The New Yorker
William R. Steiger
Government
c. 1969   HHS Office of Global Health Affairs
Joshua Steiner
Business
c. 1965   Quadrangle Group
Donald M. Stewart
Educator
1938   President of College Board, 1987-99
Donald Ogden Stewart
Author
30-Nov-1894 2-Aug-1980 The Philadelphia Story
Joan Hinde Stewart
Educator
c. 1943   President, Hamilton College
Potter Stewart
Judge
23-Jan-1915 7-Dec-1985 US Supreme Court Justice, 1958-81
Henry L. Stimson
Government
21-Sep-1867 20-Oct-1950 US Secretary of War 1911-13, 1940-45
Debbie Stoller
Author
?   Knitterati, Stitch 'n Bitch
Oliver Stone
Film Director
15-Sep-1946   JFK
Mark Strand
Poet
11-Apr-1934   U.S. Poet Laureate 1990-91
William Strong
Judge
6-May-1808 19-Aug-1895 US Supreme Court Justice, 1870-80
Gerry Studds
Politician
12-May-1937 14-Oct-2006 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1973-97
Roscoe S. Suddarth
Diplomat
1935   US Ambassador to Jordan, 1987-90
William Graham Sumner
Educator
30-Oct-1840 12-Apr-1910 Laissez faire sociologist
Dick Swett
Politician
1-May-1957   US Ambassador to Denmark, 1998-2001
William L. Swing
Diplomat
11-Sep-1934   US Ambassador to Congo, 1998-2001
James Symington
Politician
28-Sep-1927   Congressman from Missouri, 1969-77
Stuart Symington
Politician
26-Jun-1901 14-Dec-1988 US Senator from Missouri, 1953-76
David Sze
Business
c. 1966   Greylock Partners
Alphonso Taft
Government
5-Nov-1810 21-May-1891 Attorney General under Grant
Bob Taft
Politician
8-Jan-1942   Governor of Ohio, 1999-2007
Dudley S. Taft
Business
26-Apr-1940   Taft Broadcasting Company
Robert A. Taft
Politician
8-Sep-1889 31-Jul-1953 US Senator from Ohio, 1939-53
William Howard Taft
Head of State
15-Sep-1857 8-Mar-1930 27th US President, 1909-13
Strobe Talbott
Government
25-Apr-1946   Time journalist, Deputy Secy. of State
Sam Tanenhaus
Author
31-Oct-1955   Editor, New York Times Book Review
Oscar Tang
Philanthropist
1938   Chinese-American philanthropist
Paul Taylor
Journalist
3-Sep-1949   See How They Run
Stuart A. Taylor II
Business
28-Nov-1960   The Taylor Group LLC
John Templeton
Philanthropist
29-Nov-1912 8-Jul-2008 Billionaire fund manager
John M. Templeton, Jr.
Relative
19-Feb-1940   Conservative philanthropist
Frederick O. Terrell
Business
c. 1954   Provender Capital Group
Thomas D. Thacher
Attorney
10-Sep-1881 12-Nov-1950 US Solicitor General, 1930-33
Bide L. Thomas
Business
c. 1935   President of Commonwealth Edison, 1987-92
Dick Thornburgh
Politician
16-Jul-1932   US Attorney General, 1988-91
Nathan C. Thorne
Business
c. 1954   President, Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity
John L. Thornton
Business
c. 1954   President of Goldman Sachs, 1999-2003
Ray Thornton
Politician
16-Jul-1928   Former Congressman from Arkansas
Samuel J. Tilden
Politician
9-Feb-1814 4-Aug-1886 Lost the stolen 1876 US election
John Toland
Historian
29-Jun-1912 4-Jan-2004 The Rising Sun
John S. Toll
Educator
25-Oct-1923 15-Jul-2011 President, University of Maryland, 1978-88
Daniel J. Travanti
Actor
7-Mar-1940   Hill Street Blues
Calvin Trillin
Comic
5-Dec-1935   Humorist
Juan Trippe
Business
27-Jun-1899 3-Apr-1981 Founder of Pan-Am
Garry Trudeau
Cartoonist
21-Jul-1948   Doonesbury
Tom Tryon
Novelist
14-Jan-1926 4-Sep-1991 The Other
Roger Tubby
Government
30-Dec-1910 14-Jan-1991 Truman's press secretary
Jessica Tuck
Actor
19-Feb-1963   Gillian Gray on Judging Amy
Edward Tufte
Author
14-Mar-1942   The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Sonny Tufts
Actor
16-Jul-1911 4-Jun-1970 Cat-Women of the Moon
John V. Tunney
Politician
26-Jun-1934   US Senator from California, 1971-77
John Turturro
Actor
28-Feb-1957   Barton Fink, Five Corners
Frank Tuttle
Film Director
6-Aug-1892 6-Jan-1963 This Gun for Hire
Ian Underwood
Musician
22-May-1939   Multi-instrumentalist for The Mothers of Invention
Abel P. Upshur
Attorney
17-Jun-1790 28-Feb-1844 US Secretary of the Navy, 1841-43
Rudy Vallee
Actor
28-Jul-1901 3-Jul-1986 Singer, actor, bandleader
Antoine van Agtmael
Business
?   Emerging Markets Management
Jay Van Andel
Business
3-Jun-1924 7-Dec-2004 Amway billionaire
Joan Van Ark
Actor
16-Jun-1943   Valene Ewing on Dallas
James Van Ness
Politician
1808 28-Dec-1872 Mayor of San Francisco, 1855-56
Cyrus Vance
Government
27-Mar-1917 12-Jan-2002 US Secretary of State, 1977-80
Jennifer Vanderbes
Author
1974   Easter Island
Thorstein Veblen
Economist
30-Jul-1857 3-Aug-1929 The Theory of the Leisure Class
C. William Verity
Government
26-Jan-1917 3-Jan-2007 US Secretary of Commerce, 1987-89
Donald Verrilli, Jr.
Attorney
29-Jun-1957   US Solicitor General
Alexander Vershbow
Diplomat
1952   US Ambassador to South Korea
William Vickrey
Economist
21-Jun-1914 11-Oct-1996 Asymmetric information in economics
Roger B. Vincent
Business
c. 1947   Springwell Corporation
Frederick Vreeland
Diplomat
24-Jun-1927   US Ambassador to Morocco, 1992-93
John C. Waddell
Business
c. 1937   CEO of Arrow Electronics, 1980-86
James W. Wadsworth, Jr.
Politician
12-Aug-1877 21-Jun-1952 US Senator from New York, 1915-27
Robert F. Wagner, Jr.
Politician
20-Apr-1910 12-Feb-1991 Mayor of New York City, 1954-65
Morrison Waite
Judge
29-Nov-1816 23-Mar-1888 US Chief Justice, 1874-88
George Herbert Walker III
Diplomat
c. 1931   US Ambassador to Hungary, 2003-06
John M. Walker, Jr.
Judge
26-Dec-1940   2nd Circuit Appeals Court, 1992-2006
Richard L. Walker
Scholar
13-Apr-1922 22-Jul-2003 US Ambassador to South Korea, 1981-86
Immanuel Wallerstein
Sociologist
28-Sep-1930   The Modern World System
Malcolm Wallop
Politician
27-Feb-1933 14-Sep-2011 US Senator from Wyoming, 1977-95
Anthony Wang
Business
1943   President of Computer Associates, 1979-92
Douglas A. Warner III
Business
9-Jun-1946   CEO of JP Morgan, 1995-2000
Margaret Warner
Journalist
c. 1949   PBS News Hour Correspondent
Robert Penn Warren
Poet
24-Apr-1905 15-Sep-1989 First US Poet Laureate
Sam Waterston
Actor
15-Nov-1940   Asst DA Jack McCoy on Law & Order
Arthur K. Watson
Business
23-Apr-1919 26-Jul-1974 Past President of IBM World Corp.
Sigourney Weaver
Actor
8-Oct-1949   Alien
Frederick L. Webber
Government
c. 1939   Washington trade rep
Noah Webster
Lexicographer
16-Oct-1758 28-May-1843 Webster's Dictionary
Lowell P. Weicker, Jr.
Politician
16-May-1931   Governor of Connecticut, 1991-95
Allen Weinstein
Historian
1-Sep-1937   US National Archivist
Ellen L. Weintraub
Government
?   US FEC Commissioner
Jacob Weisberg
Journalist
1964   Slate Group chairman
William H. Welch
Scientist
8-Apr-1850 30-Apr-1934 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Jonathan Wells
Religion
c. 1956   Moonie for Intelligent Design
Jennifer Westfeldt
Actor
2-Feb-1970   Notes from the Underbelly
Thomas B. Wheeler
Business
c. 1936   CEO of Massachusetts Mutual Life, 1988-99
George H. Whipple
Scientist
28-Aug-1878 2-Feb-1976 Bile, hemoglobin, and the liver
Sheldon Whitehouse
Politician
20-Oct-1955   US Senator from Rhode Island
James Whitmore
Actor
1-Oct-1921 6-Feb-2009 Give 'em Hell, Harry!
Eli Whitney
Inventor
8-Dec-1765 8-Jan-1825 Inventor of the cotton gin
John Hay Whitney
Business
17-Aug-1904 8-Feb-1982 New York Herald Tribune
William C. Whitney
Business
5-Jul-1841 2-Feb-1904 US Secretary of the Navy, 1885-89
Reed Whittemore
Poet
11-Sep-1919 6-Apr-2012 Heroes & Heroines
Eric F. Wieschaus
Scientist
8-Jun-1947   Embryonic development of fruit flies
Elie Wiesel
Activist
30-Sep-1928   Anti-Holocaust and human-rights activist
Thornton Wilder
Novelist
17-Apr-1897 7-Dec-1975 The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Sean Wilentz
Historian
c. 1950   The Rise of American Democracy
Max Wilk
Author
3-Jul-1920 19-Feb-2011 Don't Raise the Bridge: Lower the River
C. Howard Wilkins, Jr.
Business
1938   US Ambassador to the Netherlands, 1989-92
J. Harvie Wilkinson III
Judge
29-Sep-1944   4th Circuit Court of Appeals
Anthony A. Williams
Politician
28-Jul-1951   Mayor of Washington DC, 1999-2007
John F. Williams, Jr.
Business
c. 1948   VP Health Affairs, George Washington University
Nathaniel Parker Willis
Journalist
20-Jan-1806 20-Jan-1867 Pencillings by the Way
Garry Wills
Historian
22-May-1934   Lincoln at Gettysburg
Edmund Beecher Wilson
Biologist
19-Oct-1856 3-Mar-1939 X and Y chromosomes
Pete Wilson
Politician
23-Aug-1933   Governor of California, 1991-99
Henry Winkler
Actor
30-Oct-1945   Fonz on Happy Days
John L. Withers II
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Albania
Harris Wofford
Politician
9-Apr-1926   US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1991-95
Oliver Wolcott
Politician
1-Dec-1726 1-Dec-1797 Governor of Connecticut, 1796-97
Oliver Wolcott, Jr.
Politician
11-Jan-1760 1-Jun-1833 Connecticut Governor, Treasury Secretary
Naomi Wolf
Author
12-Nov-1962   The Beauty Myth
Kenneth L. Wolfe
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Hershey, 1994-2001
Tom Wolfe
Author
2-Mar-1931   Bonfire of the Vanities
Michael M. Wood
Business
1947   US Ambassador to Sweden
Kenneth B. Woodrow
Business
c. 1944   President of Target Stores, 1994-99
William Burnham Woods
Judge
3-Aug-1824 14-May-1887 US Supreme Court Justice, 1881-87
Bob Woodward
Journalist
26-Mar-1943   Broke the Watergate story
Gridley Wright
Religion
19-Jan-1934 22-Dec-1979 Shiva Lila cult founder
John Yarmuth
Politician
4-Nov-1947   Congressman, Kentucky 3rd
Janet L. Yellen
Economist
13-Aug-1946   President and CEO, San Francisco Fed
Daniel Yergin
Author
6-Feb-1947   The Prize
Harry L. You
Business
c. 1959   EVP at EMC
Fareed Zakaria
Journalist
20-Jan-1965   Time columnist
Ernesto Zedillo
Head of State
27-Dec-1951   President of Mexico, 1994-2000
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
Actor
30-Nov-1918   The F.B.I.
Philip Zimbardo
Psychologist
23-Mar-1933   1971 Stanford Prison Experiment
Carl Zimmer
Author
13-Jul-1966   Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea
Richard Zimmer
Politician
16-Aug-1944   Congressman from New Jersey, 1991-97
Warren Zimmermann
Diplomat
16-Nov-1934 2-Feb-2004 US Ambassador to Yugoslavia, 1989-92
Karl Zinsmeister
Government
1959   Bush domestic policy advisor
Jonathan Zittrain
Educator
24-Dec-1969   The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It
Max Zorn
Mathematician
6-Jun-1906 9-Mar-1993 Zorn's Lemma

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bruce Ackerman
Scholar
19-Aug-1943   We the People
Josef Albers
Artist
19-Mar-1888 25-Mar-1976 Homage to the Square
Sidney Altman
Chemist
7-May-1939   Proved enzyme role of RNA
Charles McLean Andrews
Historian
22-Feb-1863 9-Sep-1943 The Colonial Period of American History
Kwame Anthony Appiah
Philosopher
8-May-1954   The Ethics of Identity
Thurman Arnold
Attorney
2-Jun-1891 7-Nov-1969 Trust-busting attorney
Martin N. Baily
Economist
1945   Council of Economic Advisers, 1995-96, 1999-2001
F. William Barnett
Business
c. 1947   Former Partner, McKinsey & Co.
Samuel Flagg Bemis
Historian
20-Oct-1891 26-Sep-1973 Scholar of diplomacy
Berl Bernhard
Attorney
7-Sep-1929   Co-Founder, Verner Liipfert
Alexander Bickel
Scholar
17-Dec-1924 7-Nov-1974 The Least Dangerous Branch
Robert J. Birgeneau
Educator
1942   Chancellor, UC Berkeley
Allan Bloom
Philosopher
14-Sep-1930 7-Oct-1992 The Closing of the American Mind
Harold Bloom
Critic
11-Jul-1930   Literary critic, Yale professor
Leonard Bloomfield
Linguist
1-Apr-1887 18-Apr-1949 Structural linguistics of Tagalog
Kim Bottomly
Educator
c. 1947   President, Wellesley College
John R. Brazil
Educator
1946   President of Trinity University, 2000-10
Gregory Breit
Physicist
14-Jul-1899 11-Sep-1981 Proton-proton dispersion
Richard H. Brodhead
Educator
1947   President, Duke University
Cleanth Brooks
Critic
16-Oct-1906 10-May-1994 The Well Wrought Urn
Dirk Brouwer
Astronomer
1-Sep-1902 31-Jan-1966 Celestial mechanics
Ernest W. Brown
Astronomer
29-Nov-1866 22-Jul-1938 Tables of the Motion of the Moon
Robert Brustein
Educator
21-Apr-1927   Founder, American Reportory Theatre
Ernst Cassirer
Philosopher
28-Jul-1874 13-Apr-1945 The Myth of the State
Jared L. Cohon
Educator
c. 1947   President, Carnegie Mellon University
Wilbur L. Cross
Politician
10-Apr-1862 5-Oct-1948 Governor of Connecticut, 1931-39
John Crowley
Author
1-Dec-1942   Little, Big
Harvey Cushing
Doctor
8-Apr-1869 7-Oct-1939 Cushing's Syndrome
Stuart Davis
Painter
7-Dec-1892 24-Jun-1964 American cubist painter
Drew S. Days III
Government
1941   US Solicitor General, 1993-96
E. L. Doctorow
Author
6-Jan-1931   The Book of Daniel
Joel Dorius
Educator
4-Jan-1919 14-Feb-2006 Professor fired for gay porn arrest
Timothy Dwight
Educator
14-May-1752 11-Jan-1817 President of Yale, 1795-1817
Richard Ellmann
Critic
15-Mar-1918 13-May-1987 James Joyce
Walker Evans
Photographer
3-Nov-1903 10-Apr-1975 Depression-era Photographer
John B. Fenn
Chemist
15-Jun-1917 10-Dec-2010 Electrospray ionization
Stanley Fish
Scholar
19-Apr-1938   Deconstructionist literary critic
Irving Fisher
Economist
27-Feb-1867 29-Apr-1947 The Theory of Interest
Jeffrey A. Frankel
Economist
5-Nov-1952   Council of Economic Advisers, 1997-99
Richard Freeman
Economist
29-Jun-1943   Labor economist
Geoffrey Garrett
Educator
c. 1958   President of the Pacific Council
Jeffrey E. Garten
Educator
29-Oct-1946   Dean of Yale Management, 1995-2005
Peter Gay
Historian
20-Jun-1923   The Enlightenment: An Interpretation
Bart Giamatti
Baseball
4-Apr-1938 1-Sep-1989 Baseball Commissioner, 1989
J. Willard Gibbs
Physicist
11-Feb-1839 28-Apr-1903 Elementary Principles in Statistical Mathematics
Louise Glück
Author
22-Apr-1943   The Wild Iris
Fred T. Goldberg, Jr.
Government
15-Oct-1947   IRS Commissioner, 1989-92
David Graeber
Anthropologist
12-Feb-1961   Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology
Hanna Holborn Gray
Educator
25-Oct-1930   President, University of Chicago, 1978-93
Stanley B. Greenberg
Business
10-May-1945   Pollster
Paul Greengard
Scientist
11-Dec-1925   Signal transduction in the nervous system
Ross Granville Harrison
Zoologist
13-Jan-1870 30-Sep-1959 Embryology and tissue culture techniques
Geoffrey Hartman
Critic
11-Aug-1929   The Unmediated Vision
James J. Heckman
Economist
19-Apr-1944   Statistical analysis of individual and household behavior
Paul Hindemith
Composer
16-Nov-1895 28-Dec-1963 Mathis der Maler
Susan Hockfield
Educator
24-Mar-1951   President of MIT
William E. Hocking
Philosopher
10-Aug-1873 12-Jun-1966 The Meaning of God in Human Experience
John Hollander
Poet
28-Oct-1929   Powers of Thirteen
bell hooks
Sociologist
9-Sep-1952   Ain't I A Woman
Vernon W. Hughes
Physicist
28-May-1921 25-Mar-2003 Muons
Clark L. Hull
Psychologist
24-May-1884 10-May-1952 Principles of Behavior
Robert Jastrow
Astronomer
7-Sep-1925 8-Feb-2008 Red Giants and White Dwarfs
Donald Kagan
Historian
1-May-1932   The Great Dialogue
Louis Kahn
Architect
20-Feb-1901 17-Mar-1974 Prominent architect
Curtis Kamman
Diplomat
15-Jan-1939   US Ambassador to Colombia, 1997-2000
Willmoore Kendall
Author
5-Mar-1909 30-Jun-1967 Conservative author
Paul Kennedy
Historian
17-Jun-1945   The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers
Lawrence Kohlberg
Psychologist
25-Oct-1927 17-Jan-1987 Stages of moral development
Tjalling C. Koopmans
Economist
28-Aug-1910 26-Feb-1985 Linear programming
Arthur Kopit
Playwright
10-May-1937   Mama's Hung You in the Closet
Nicholas R. Lardy
Economist
c. 1946   Senior fellow, Institute for International Economics
Ernest Lawrence
Physicist
8-Aug-1901 27-Aug-1958 Inventor of the cyclotron
Robert Z. Lawrence
Economist
c. 1948   Council of Economic Advisers, 1999-2001
Richard C. Levin
Educator
7-Apr-1947   President of Yale University
Robert Jay Lifton
Psychiatrist
16-May-1926   The Nazi Doctors
Ralph Linton
Anthropologist
27-Feb-1893 25-Dec-1953 The Study of Man
James Lovelock
Scientist
26-Jul-1919   The Gaia Theory
Staughton Lynd
Historian
22-Nov-1929   Intellectual Origins of American Radicalism
Paul W. MacAvoy
Economist
21-Apr-1934   Council of Economic Advisers, 1975-76
Bronislaw Malinowski
Anthropologist
7-Apr-1884 16-May-1942 Founder of social anthropology
Dumas Malone
Historian
10-Jan-1892 27-Dec-1986 Jefferson and His Time
David Mamet
Author
30-Nov-1947   Glengarry Glen Ross
Benoit Mandelbrot
Mathematician
20-Nov-1924 14-Oct-2010 Fractal mathematician
Thom Mayne
Architect
1943   Architect, 2005 Pritzker Prize winner
Stanley McChrystal
Military
14-Aug-1954   Commander, US Forces Afghanistan, 2009-10
Daniel L. McFadden
Economist
29-Jul-1937   Statistical analysis of individual and household behavior
Harold McGee
Author
1951   On Food and Cooking
Stanley Milgram
Psychologist
15-Aug-1933 20-Dec-1984 Milgram Experiment
J. Hillis Miller
Critic
5-Mar-1928   Deconstructionist literary critic
James A. Mirrlees
Economist
5-Jul-1936   Asymmetric information in economics
Nicholas Negroponte
Educator
1-Dec-1943   Founder, MIT Media Lab
Ernest Fox Nichols
Physicist
1-Jun-1869 29-Apr-1924 Infrared radiation
Philip Noel-Baker
Politician
1-Nov-1889 8-Oct-1982 Instrumental creating League of Nations and UN
Arthur M. Okun
Economist
28-Nov-1928 23-Mar-1980 Council of Economic Advisers, 1964-69
Herbert S. Okun
Diplomat
27-Nov-1930 8-Nov-2011 US Ambassador to the UN, 1985-89
Lars Onsager
Chemist
27-Nov-1903 5-Oct-1976 Fourth Law of Thermodynamics
Řystein Ore
Mathematician
7-Oct-1899 13-Aug-1968 Ring theorist
Merton J. Peck
Economist
17-Dec-1925 1-Mar-2013 Council of Economic Advisers, 1968-69
Jaroslav Pelikan
Historian
17-Dec-1923 13-May-2006 The Christian Tradition
Edmund S. Phelps
Economist
26-Jul-1933   Golden Rules of Economic Growth
William Lyon Phelps
Critic
2-Jan-1865 21-Aug-1943 Essays on Modern Novelists
Caryl Phillips
Novelist
13-Mar-1958   Crossing the River
David Price
Politician
17-Aug-1940   Congressman, North Carolina 4th
Judith Rodin
Educator
9-Sep-1944   President of UPenn, 1994-2004
Stephen A. Ross
Economist
c. 1943   Professor of Financial Economics, MIT
Nouriel Roubini
Economist
29-Mar-1958   Dr. Doom, Roubini Global Economics
Barnett R. Rubin
Educator
c. 1950   The Fragmentation of Afghanistan
Edward Sapir
Anthropologist
26-Jan-1884 4-Feb-1939 Anthropological linguist
Thomas C. Schelling
Economist
14-Apr-1921   The Strategy of Conflict
Erich Segal
Novelist
16-Jun-1937 17-Jan-2010 Love Story
Wilfrid Sellars
Philosopher
20-May-1912 2-Jul-1989 Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind
Robert Shiller
Economist
29-Mar-1946   Irrational Exuberance
Bob Shrum
Activist
1943   Democratic political strategist
Martin Shubik
Economist
24-Mar-1926   Economist and game theorist
John Silber
Educator
15-Aug-1926 27-Sep-2012 President of Boston University, 1971-96
Christopher A. Sims
Economist
21-Oct-1942   Statistical theory of time series
Lee Smolin
Physicist
1955   The Trouble with Physics
Paul Solman
Journalist
1944   PBS News Hour Economics Correspondent
Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld
Educator
c. 1954   Chief Executive Leadership Institute
Jonathan D. Spence
Historian
11-Aug-1936   The Search for Modern China
Lyman Spitzer, Jr.
Astronomer
26-Jun-1914 31-Mar-1997 Father of space telescopes
Nicholas J. Spykman
Geographer
13-Oct-1893 26-Jun-1943 Godfather of Containment
Thomas A. Steitz
Scientist
23-Aug-1940   Ribosomes
Joseph Stiglitz
Economist
9-Feb-1943   Ex-Chief Economist of the World Bank
William Graham Sumner
Educator
30-Oct-1840 12-Apr-1910 Laissez faire sociologist
Robert J. Swieringa
Educator
c. 1942   Dean of Johnson School at Cornell
William Howard Taft
Head of State
15-Sep-1857 8-Mar-1930 27th US President, 1909-13
Edward Tatum
Scientist
14-Dec-1909 7-Nov-1975 One gene, one enzyme theory
Max Theiler
Scientist
30-Jan-1899 11-Aug-1972 Yellow fever vaccination
J. J. Thomson
Physicist
18-Dec-1856 30-Aug-1940 Discovered the electron
James Tobin
Economist
5-Mar-1918 11-Mar-2002 Investment behaviorist
Edward Tufte
Author
14-Mar-1942   The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
John R. Vane
Scientist
29-Mar-1927 19-Nov-2004 Prostaglandins
Francis A. Walker
Economist
2-Jul-1840 5-Jan-1897 The Wages Question
Richard L. Walker
Scholar
13-Apr-1922 22-Jul-2003 US Ambassador to South Korea, 1981-86
Henry C. Wallich
Economist
10-Jun-1914 16-Sep-1988 Council of Economic Advisers, 1959-61
Robert Penn Warren
Poet
24-Apr-1905 15-Sep-1989 First US Poet Laureate
Oliver E. Williamson
Economist
27-Sep-1932   Transaction cost economics
Paul Wolfowitz
Government
22-Dec-1943   President of the World Bank, 2005-07
C. Vann Woodward
Historian
13-Nov-1908 17-Dec-1999 The Strange Career of Jim Crow
Monty Woolley
Actor
17-Aug-1888 6-May-1963 The Man Who Came to Dinner
Ernesto Zedillo
Head of State
27-Dec-1951   President of Mexico, 1994-2000

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Herbert M. Allison
Business
24-Aug-1943   CEO of TIAA-CREF, 2002-08
Sidney Altman
Chemist
7-May-1939   Proved enzyme role of RNA
Edward Bass
Philanthropist
c. 1945   Billionaire, Biosphere proponent
Sid Bass
Business
1942   Fort Worth Billionaire
Joshua Bekenstein
Business
c. 1958   Bain Capital
Stephen Berger
Business
c. 1937   Chairman of Odyssey Investment Partners
Jeffrey L. Bewkes
Business
25-May-1952   CEO of Time Warner
Kim Bottomly
Educator
c. 1947   President, Wellesley College
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
Educator
17-Jun-1919 8-Nov-1988 President of Yale, 1963-77
Richard H. Brodhead
Educator
1947   President, Duke University
Dirk Brouwer
Astronomer
1-Sep-1902 31-Jan-1966 Celestial mechanics
José A. Cabranes
Judge
22-Dec-1940   2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Gerhard Casper
Educator
25-Dec-1937   President of Stanford University, 1992-2000
Henry Sloane Coffin
Religion
5-Jan-1877 25-Nov-1954 Meaning of the Cross
William Sloane Coffin
Activist
1-Jun-1924 12-Apr-2006 Civilly disobedient chaplain
Jared L. Cohon
Educator
c. 1947   President, Carnegie Mellon University
Timothy C. Collins
Business
c. 1956   Private equity, Ripplewood Holdings
Susan Crown
Business
c. 1958   VP at Henry Crown and Company
Frederick B. Dent
Government
17-Aug-1922   US Commerce Secretary, 1973-75
Timothy Dwight
Educator
14-May-1752 11-Jan-1817 President of Yale, 1795-1817
Jonathan F. Fanton
Administrator
1943   President, MacArthur Foundation, 1999-2009
Joel L. Fleishman
Business
c. 1935   The Foundation: A Great American Secret
Geoffrey Garrett
Educator
c. 1958   President of the Pacific Council
Jeffrey E. Garten
Educator
29-Oct-1946   Dean of Yale Management, 1995-2005
Bart Giamatti
Baseball
4-Apr-1938 1-Sep-1989 Baseball Commissioner, 1989
Hanna Holborn Gray
Educator
25-Oct-1930   President, University of Chicago, 1978-93
Michael Hawley
Photographer
18-Nov-1961   Bhutan: A Visual Odyssey
Danny Hillis
Business
25-Sep-1956   Co-Founder, Thinking Machines
Susan Hockfield
Educator
24-Mar-1951   President of MIT
Ellis B. Jones
Business
c. 1954   Wasserstein & Co.
Paul L. Joskow
Economist
c. 1946   Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Donald Kagan
Historian
1-May-1932   The Great Dialogue
Richard C. Levin
Educator
7-Apr-1947   President of Yale University
Linda Koch Lorimer
Business
c. 1953   Secretary of Yale University
Vernon R. Loucks, Jr.
Business
c. 1935   CEO of Baxter International, 1980-99
Burton Malkiel
Economist
28-Aug-1932   A Random Walk Down Wall Street
William I. Miller
Business
c. 1956   CEO of Irwin Financial
Ira M. Millstein
Attorney
8-Nov-1926   Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Indra Nooyi
Business
28-Oct-1955   CEO of PepsiCo
Jaroslav Pelikan
Historian
17-Dec-1923 13-May-2006 The Christian Tradition
John E. Pepper, Jr.
Business
c. 1938   Chairman of Disney
Fletcher Prouty
Military
24-Jan-1917 5-Jun-2001 USAF Intelligence Officer
Jaime Serra Puche
Government
11-Jan-1951   Mexican Secretary of Trade, 1988-94
William K. Reilly
Business
26-Jan-1940   EPA Administrator, 1989-93
Judith Rodin
Educator
9-Sep-1944   President of UPenn, 1994-2004
Wilbur Ross
Business
28-Nov-1937   Private equity, W. L. Ross & Co.
Paul Rudolph
Architect
23-Oct-1918 8-Aug-1997 Brutalist architect
Henry B. Schacht
Business
16-Oct-1934   Former CEO of Cummins, Lucent
Frank Schlesinger
Astronomer
11-May-1871 10-Jul-1943 Stellar parallaxes
William W. Scranton
Politician
19-Jul-1917   Governor of Pennsylvania, 1963-67
Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld
Educator
c. 1954   Chief Executive Leadership Institute
Nicholas J. Spykman
Geographer
13-Oct-1893 26-Jun-1943 Godfather of Containment
Alphonso Taft
Government
5-Nov-1810 21-May-1891 Attorney General under Grant
Strobe Talbott
Government
25-Apr-1946   Time journalist, Deputy Secy. of State
Frederick O. Terrell
Business
c. 1954   Provender Capital Group
Thomas D. Thacher
Attorney
10-Sep-1881 12-Nov-1950 US Solicitor General, 1930-33
John L. Thornton
Business
c. 1954   President of Goldman Sachs, 1999-2003
Calvin Trillin
Comic
5-Dec-1935   Humorist
Douglas A. Warner III
Business
9-Jun-1946   CEO of JP Morgan, 1995-2000
Margaret Warner
Journalist
c. 1949   PBS News Hour Correspondent
Arthur K. Watson
Business
23-Apr-1919 26-Jul-1974 Past President of IBM World Corp.
Ernesto Zedillo
Head of State
27-Dec-1951   President of Mexico, 1994-2000

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lee Calhoun
Track and Field
23-Feb-1933 22-Jun-1989 Olympic hurdler
Walter Camp
Football
7-Apr-1859 14-Mar-1925 Father of American football
Greasy Neale
Football
5-Nov-1891 2-Nov-1973 NFL Hall of Fame Coach
John Pont
Football
13-Nov-1927 1-Jul-2008 IU-Bloomington Head Coach, 1965-72


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