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Purdue University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
West Lafayette, IN

Founding Date:
1869

Team:
Boilermakers

Enrollment:
69,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
George Ade
Author
9-Feb-1866 16-May-1944 Fables in Slang
Alex Agase
Football
27-Mar-1922 3-May-2007 Head Coach at Northwestern, Purdue
Samuel R. Allen
Business
c. 1954   CEO of John Deere
Ted Allen
TV Personality
20-May-1965   Food & Wine Queer Eye guy
Neil Armstrong
Astronaut
5-Aug-1930 25-Aug-2012 First man on the Moon
William G. Bares
Business
c. 1941   CEO of Lubrizol, 1996-2003
Julia Barr
Actor
8-Feb-1949   Brooke English in All My Children
Joe Barton
Politician
15-Sep-1949   Congressman, Texas 6th
Birch Bayh
Politician
22-Jan-1928   US Senator from Indiana, 1963-81
Juan Ernesto de Bedout
Business
c. 1945   President, Kimberly-Clark Latin America
William E. Bindley
Business
6-Oct-1940   Founder of Bindley Western Industries
Michael J. Birck
Business
25-Jan-1938   CEO of Tellabs, 1975-2004
Norman P. Blake, Jr.
Business
c. 1942   CEO of USF&G Corporation, 1990-97
Drew Brees
Football
15-Jan-1979   New Orleans Saints QB
David T. Brown
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Owens Corning, 2002-07
Earl Butz
Government
3-Jul-1909 2-Feb-2008 Ford's disgraced Secretary of Agriculture
Herman Cain
Business
13-Dec-1945   Godfather's Pizza
William W. Canfield
Business
c. 1938   TALX Corporation
James I. Cash, Jr.
Educator
c. 1948   Harvard Business School, 1976-2003
Jack Cashill
Author
15-Dec-1947   What's The Matter With California?
James E. Cayne
Business
c. 1934   CEO of Bear Stearns, 1992-2008
Gene Cernan
Astronaut
14-Mar-1934   Last man on the moon (Apollo 17)
Lee A. Chaden
Business
c. 1941   Chairman of Hanesbrands, 2006-08
Curtis J. Clawson
Business
c. 1960   CEO of Hayes Lemmerz
James S. Coleman
Sociologist
12-May-1926 25-Mar-1995 Foundations of Social Theory
Dick Covey
Astronaut
1-Aug-1946   Shuttle astronaut
Ward Cunningham
Computer Programmer
26-May-1949   Wiki inventor
Harry K. Daghlian
Physicist
4-May-1921 15-Sep-1945 Casualty of the Manhattan Project
Len Dawson
Football
20-Jun-1935   KC Chiefs Quarterback
Donald DeFosset
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Walter Industries, 2000-05
Dorothy Denning
Scientist
12-Aug-1945   Professor, interest in encryption
Doug DeVos
Business
c. 1964   CEO of Alticor
Brent E. Dickson
Judge
1941   Justice, Indiana Supreme Court
Kenneth B. Dunn
Business
2-Nov-1951   Dean, Tepper School of Business, CMU
John A. Edwardson
Business
c. 1949   CEO of CDW
Thomas J. Engibous
Business
31-Jan-1953   CEO of Texas Instruments, 1996-2004
Michael L. Eskew
Business
28-Jun-1949   CEO of United Parcel Service, 2002-07
Dan Farmer
Computer Programmer
5-Apr-1962   Cowrote SATAN security auditing tool
Forest J. Farmer
Business
15-Jan-1941   Trillium Teamologies
Kirk Fordice
Politician
10-Feb-1934 7-Sep-2004 Governor of Mississippi, 1992-2000
Patricia A. Graham
Educator
1935   Dean of Harvard GSE, 1982-91
Gary A. Grappo
Diplomat
c. 1950   US Ambassador to Oman
Mike Gray
Author
26-Oct-1935 30-Apr-2013 The China Syndrome
Bob Griese
Football
3-Feb-1945   Dolphins QB #12
Abbie J. Griffin
Educator
c. 1952   Business Professor at UIUC
Gus Grissom
Astronaut
3-Apr-1926 27-Jan-1967 Second American in space
David A. Hager
Business
14-Oct-1956   COO of Kerr-McGee, 2005-06
John H. Hager
Politician
28-Aug-1936   Lt. Governor of Virginia, 1998-2002
Nancy H. Handel
Business
c. 1950   CFO of Applied Materials, 2004-06
Arthur G. Hansen
Educator
28-Feb-1925 5-Jul-2010 President of Purdue University, 1971-82
Clifford M. Hardin
Government
9-Oct-1915 4-Apr-2010 US Secretary of Agriculture, 1969-71
Victoria F. Haynes
Business
c. 1947   CEO of RTI International
A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.
Judge
25-Feb-1928 14-Dec-1998 Chief Justice, 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
Wayne T. Hockmeyer
Business
c. 1944   MedImmune
Thomas R. Hodgson
Business
c. 1941   President of Abbott Laboratories, 1990-98
Jack Horkheimer
Astronomer
11-Jun-1938 20-Aug-2010 Naked-eye astronomer
Jim Jontz
Politician
18-Dec-1951 14-Apr-2007 Congressman from Indiana, 1987-93
Kevin T. Kabat
Business
c. 1956   CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp
William E. Kassling
Business
c. 1945   Twice CEO of Wabtec
Terrence J. Keating
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Accuride, 2002-08
Renu Khator
Educator
29-Jun-1955   President, University of Houston
Karl J. Krapek
Business
1948   COO of United Technologies, 1999-2002
Mercedes Lackey
Novelist
24-Jun-1950   Valdemar series
Brian Lamb
Talk Show Host
9-Oct-1941   Founded C-SPAN
Howard L. Lance
Business
1955   CEO of Harris Corporation
Marshall O. Larsen
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Goodrich
Harry G. Leslie
Politician
6-Apr-1878 10-Dec-1937 Governor of Indiana, 1929-33
Floyd D. Loop
Doctor
c. 1936   Cleveland Clinic Foundation
William P. Madar
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Nordson Corp., 1986-97
Marjorie Magner
Business
1949   Former Citibank executive
Sally Mason
Educator
c. 1950   President, University of Iowa
Matthew E. Massengill
Business
12-Apr-1961   CEO of Western Digital, 2000-05
George Barr McCutcheon
Novelist
26-Jul-1866 23-Oct-1928 Brewster's Millions
John McKay
Football
5-Jul-1923 10-Jun-2001 USC Trojans Head Coach, 1960-75
E. Marie McKee
Business
c. 1950   Senior VP at Corning
David McKinley
Politician
28-Mar-1947   Congressman, West Virginia 1st
Daniel J. Meyer
Business
c. 1936   CEO of Milacron, 1990-2001
Cynthia A. Montgomery
Educator
c. 1952   Professor at Harvard Business School
Ben R. Mottelson
Physicist
9-Jul-1926   Determined shapes of nuclei
Ei-ichi Negishi
Chemist
14-Jul-1935   Palladium-catalyzed cross couplings
Matt Painter
Basketball
27-Aug-1970   Purdue Head Coach
George Peppard
Actor
1-Oct-1928 8-May-1994 The A Team
Bart Peterson
Politician
15-Jun-1958   Mayor of Indianapolis
E. M. Purcell
Physicist
30-Aug-1912 7-Mar-1997 Nuclear magnetic resonance
Marilyn Quayle
First Lady
29-Jul-1949   Wife of Dan Quayle
C. N. R. Rao
Chemist
30-Jun-1934   Chemistry of superconductivity
Orville Redenbacher
Scientist
16-Jul-1907 19-Sep-1995 Popcorn maker
James T. Rhodes
Business
c. 1941   CEO of Virginia Electric & Power, 1989-97
Donald B. Rice
Business
4-Jun-1939   Secretary of the US Air Force, 1989-93
Michael T. Riordan
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Fort Howard Corporation, 1996-97
Shabbir Safdar
Activist
c. 1965   Internet PR guru
Michael M. Sears
Business
16-Jul-1947   CFO of Boeing, 2000-03
Robert F. Sharpe, Jr.
Business
c. 1952   EVP at ConAgra
Bradley T. Sheares
Business
1957   CEO of Reliant Pharmaceuticals
Wayne H. Shortridge
Attorney
1938   Partner, Carlton Fields
Albert K. W. Siu
Business
?   Chief Learning Officer at AT&T, 1996-2002
Richard F. Smith
Business
c. 1960   CEO of Equifax
Hugo F. Sonnenschein
Economist
1941   President, University of Chicago, 1993-2000
Sidney Souers
Government
30-Mar-1892 14-Jan-1973 CIA Director, 1946
Scott M. Sperling
Business
c. 1958   Thomas H. Lee Partners
Kevin Stallings
Basketball
1-Oct-1960   Vanderbilt Head Coach
Hank Stram
Football
3-Jan-1923 4-Jul-2005 Hall-of-fame NFL coach, KC Chiefs
John M. Stropki
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Lincoln Electric Holdings
Chesley Sullenberger
Aviator
23-Jan-1951   Landed Flight 1549 on the Hudson River
Akira Suzuki
Chemist
12-Sep-1930   Palladium-catalyzed cross couplings
Richard J. Swift
Business
c. 1944   CEO of Foster Wheeler, 1994-2001
Booth Tarkington
Novelist
29-Jul-1869 19-May-1946 The Magnificent Ambersons
Donald Thompson
Business
1963   President, McDonalds USA
James A. Thomson
Administrator
21-Jan-1945   President and CEO, Rand Corporation
Michael C. Thurk
Business
c. 1953   COO of Avaya
David M. Upton
Business
c. 1959   Professor at HBS
Larry N. Vanderhoef
Educator
20-Mar-1941   Chancellor, UC Davis
Daniel von Bargen
Actor
5-Jun-1950   Kruger on Seinfeld
Donald L. Wass
Business
29-Jul-1932   William Oncken Company
Bettina M. Whyte
Business
c. 1949   Alvarez & Marsal Holdings LLC
Claude R. Wickard
Government
28-Feb-1893 29-Apr-1967 US Secretary of Agriculture, 1940-45
Carolyn Y. Woo
Educator
c. 1953   Dean, Mendoza College of Business
John Wooden
Basketball
14-Oct-1910 4-Jun-2010 Winningest-ever college basketball coach
William Young
Business
c. 1965   Goldman Sachs
William D. Young
Scientist
c. 1944   Monogram Biosciences

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Herbert C. Brown
Chemist
22-May-1912 19-Dec-2004 Discovered organoboranes
Earl Butz
Government
3-Jul-1909 2-Feb-2008 Ford's disgraced Secretary of Agriculture
Jean-Lou Chameau
Educator
1953   President, California Institute of Technology
Leon Chua
Scientist
28-Jun-1936   Hypothesized the memristor
Dorothy Denning
Scientist
12-Aug-1945   Professor, interest in encryption
Joseph S. Francisco
Chemist
1955   Atmospheric chemist
William H. Gass
Novelist
30-Jul-1924   The Tunnel
Mark Harris
Novelist
19-Nov-1922 30-May-2007 Bang the Drum Slowly
Jeffrey M. Lacker
Economist
27-Sep-1955   President and CEO, Richmond Fed
Leslie Lenkowsky
Government
30-Mar-1946   Philanthropic Studies
Sally Mason
Educator
c. 1950   President, University of Iowa
Ei-ichi Negishi
Chemist
14-Jul-1935   Palladium-catalyzed cross couplings
Wolfgang Pauli
Physicist
25-Apr-1900 15-Dec-1958 Pauli Exclusion Principle
Steven B. Sample
Educator
29-Nov-1940   President, University of Southern California
William Saroyan
Author
31-Aug-1908 18-May-1981 The Time of Your Life
Julian Schwinger
Physicist
12-Feb-1918 16-Jul-1994 Quantum electrodynamics
Vernon L. Smith
Economist
1-Jan-1927   Experimental economics
Lewis C. Solmon
Economist
17-Jul-1942 17-Dec-2007 Education reformer
Gene Spafford
Computer Programmer
c. 1957   Spaf
Carolyn Y. Woo
Educator
c. 1953   Dean, Mendoza College of Business

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Steven C. Beering
Educator
20-Aug-1932   President of Purdue, 1983-2000
Michael J. Birck
Business
25-Jan-1938   CEO of Tellabs, 1975-2004
Roger D. Branigin
Politician
26-Jul-1902 19-Nov-1975 Governor of Indiana, 1965-69
Earl Butz
Government
3-Jul-1909 2-Feb-2008 Ford's disgraced Secretary of Agriculture
France A. Córdova
Educator
5-Aug-1947   President, Purdue University
Arthur G. Hansen
Educator
28-Feb-1925 5-Jul-2010 President of Purdue University, 1971-82
Sally Mason
Educator
c. 1950   President, University of Iowa
Joseph P. Micatrotto
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Buca di Beppo, 1996-2004
Carolyn Y. Woo
Educator
c. 1953   Dean, Mendoza College of Business

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alex Agase
Football
27-Mar-1922 3-May-2007 Head Coach at Northwestern, Purdue
Gene Keady
Basketball
21-May-1936   Purdue Head Coach, 1980-2005
Steve Lavin
Basketball
4-Sep-1964   UCLA Head Coach, 1996-2003
John Mackovic
Football
1-Oct-1943   NFL and NCAA football coach
Matt Painter
Basketball
27-Aug-1970   Purdue Head Coach
Fred Schaus
Basketball
30-Jun-1925 10-Feb-2010 Lakers Head Coach, 1960-67
Kevin Stallings
Basketball
1-Oct-1960   Vanderbilt Head Coach
Bruce Weber
Basketball
19-Oct-1956   Head Coach, Fighting Illini


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