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Northwestern University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Evanston, IL

Founding Date:
1851

Motto:
Quaecumque sunt vera

Team:
Wildcats

Radio Station:
WNUR (89.3 FM)

Enrollment:
17,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Claude Akins
Actor
25-May-1926 27-Jan-1994 Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo
Steve Albini
Music Producer
22-Jul-1962   Big Black, Rapeman, Shellac
Robert J. Alpern
Doctor
c. 1950   Dean, Yale School of Medicine
G. Chris Andersen
Business
c. 1938   G. C. Andersen Partners
Michael J. Anderson
Business
c. 1951   CEO of The Andersons, Inc.
Ann-Margret
Actor
28-Apr-1941   Carnal Knowledge
Teruaki Aoki
Business
c. 1941   Senior EVP at Sony, 2000-05
David Asman
Journalist
1954   Fox Business Network anchor
Jayne Atkinson
Actor
18-Feb-1959   Erin Strauss on Criminal Minds
John W. Bachmann
Business
16-Nov-1938   Partner, Edward Jones
Jane Badler
Actor
31-Dec-1953   Diana on V
John F. Bard
Business
c. 1941   CFO of Wrigley, 1990-99
Peter J. Barris
Business
c. 1952   New Enterprise Associates
Bonnie Bartlett
Actor
20-Jun-1929   Ellen Craig on St. Elsewhere
Bobbie Battista
Journalist
c. 1952   CNN, Atamira Communications
Warren Beatty
Actor
30-Mar-1937   Dick Tracy
Saul Bellow
Novelist
10-Jun-1915 5-Apr-2005 The Adventures of Augie March
Richard Ben-Veniste
Attorney
3-Jan-1943   9-11 Commission member
Richard Benjamin
Actor
22-May-1938   Westworld
Duane Benton
Judge
8-Sep-1950   8th Circuit Court of Appeals
Edgar Bergen
Actor
16-Feb-1903 30-Sep-1978 Radio's greatest ventriloquist
Ari Berman
Journalist
c. 1983   Contributing writer, The Nation
Craig Bierko
Actor
18-Aug-1964   Cinderella Man
Susan S. Bies
Business
5-May-1947   Former EVP, First Tennessee National Corp
Andrew Bird
Singer/Songwriter
11-Jul-1973   The Mysterious Production of Eggs
Kai Bird
Historian
1951   American Prometheus
John P. Birkelund
Business
23-Jun-1930   Chairman of Dillon Read, 1986-98
Karen Black
Actor
1-Jul-1942   Five Easy Pieces
Rod Blagojevich
Politician
10-Dec-1956   Governor of Illinois, 2003-09
Sally Blount
Educator
c. 1961   Dean, Kellogg School of Management
David Boies
Attorney
Mar-1941   Represented Gore in Bush v. Gore
Edwin G. Booz
Business
2-Sep-1887 1-Oct-1951 Founder of Booz Allen Hamilton
Dennis C. Bottorff
Business
c. 1944   CEO of First American, 1991-99
Henry S. Boutell
Politician
14-Mar-1856 11-Mar-1926 Congressman from Illinois, 1897-1911
Zach Braff
Actor
6-Apr-1975   Scrubs
Leland C. Brendsel
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Freddie Mac, 1987-2003
Clancy Brown
Actor
5-Jan-1959   Kurgan in Highlander
Keith L. Brown
Diplomat
18-Jun-1925   US Ambassador to Denmark, 1989-92
Grace Bumbry
Singer
4-Jan-1937   Operatic mezzo-soprano, then soprano
Elisabeth Bumiller
Journalist
c. 1955   New York Times Washington correspondent
Dale Bumpers
Politician
12-Aug-1925   Governor, Senator from Arkansas
Ralph Bunche
Diplomat
4-Aug-1904 9-Dec-1971 UN Mediator in Palestine 1948
Jocelyn Burdick
Politician
6-Feb-1922   US Senator from North Dakota, 1992
Ron Burton
Football
25-Jul-1936 13-Sep-2003 Former Patriots RB
Robert Olen Butler
Author
20-Jan-1945   A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
Bruno Campos
Actor
3-Dec-1973   Dr. Quentin Costa on Nip/Tuck
Lisa M. Caputo
Business
1964   EVP at The Travelers
Stephen Carley
Business
c. 1952   CEO, El Pollo Loco
Ingvar Carlsson
Head of State
9-Nov-1934   Twice Prime Minister of Sweden
Carleton Carpenter
Actor
10-Jul-1926   Two Weeks: With Love
Nicholas D. Chabraja
Business
6-Nov-1942   CEO of General Dynamics
Wendy Chamberlin
Diplomat
12-Oct-1948   US Ambassador to Pakistan, 2001-02
Erwin Chemerinsky
Scholar
14-May-1953   Legal Scholar
John L. Clendenin
Business
c. 1933   CEO of Bellsouth, 1984-96
Stephen Colbert
Comic
13-May-1964   The Colbert Report
Johnnetta B. Cole
Educator
19-Oct-1936   President of Spelman College, 1987-97
Juan Cole
Historian
1952   Sacred Space and Holy War
Cardiss Collins
Politician
24-Sep-1931 2-Feb-2013 Congresswoman from Illinois, 1973-97
George Washington Collins
Politician
5-Mar-1925 8-Dec-1972 Congressman from Illinois, 1970-72
James M. Collins
Politician
29-Apr-1916 21-Jul-1989 Congressman from Texas, 1968-83
Douglas R. Conant
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Campbell Soup
James Connaughton
Government
?   Chairman, Council on Environmental Quality
Robert Conrad
Actor
1-Mar-1929   Wild Wild West
Cindy Crawford
Model
20-Feb-1966   House of Style
Roger A. Cregg
Business
c. 1956   CFO of Pulte Homes
C. Webb Crockett
Attorney
c. 1936   Partner, Fennemore Craig
Lester Crown
Business
7-Jun-1925   CEO of Henry Crown & Co.
Jane Curtin
Actor
6-Sep-1947   SNL, Third Rock from the Sun
George G. Daly
Educator
c. 1940   Business School Dean, Georgetown
William Daniels
Actor
31-Mar-1927   Voice of K.I.T.T. on Knight Rider
Justin Dart
Business
17-Aug-1907 26-Jan-1984 Drug store magnate
Dennis Daugaard
Politician
11-Jun-1953   Governor of South Dakota
Patti Davis
Relative
21-Oct-1952   Reagan's prodigal daughter
Peter De Vries
Novelist
27-Feb-1910 28-Sep-1993 The Tunnel of Love
Howard M. Dean
Business
27-Jun-1937 25-Mar-2012 CEO of Dean Foods, 1987-2001
Joseph M. DePinto
Business
c. 1963   President and CEO of 7-Eleven
Zooey Deschanel
Actor
17-Jan-1980   New Girl
David W. Devonshire
Business
c. 1945   CFO of Motorola, 2002-07
Robert Dold
Politician
23-Jun-1969   Congressman, Illinois 10th
Shaun E. Donnelly
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, 1997-2000
Patti Solis Doyle
Government
?   Hillary Clinton campaign strategist
Paddy Driscoll
Football
11-Jan-1895 28-Jun-1968 NFL Hall of Fame Quarterback, Halfback
Anne Dudek
Actor
22-Mar-1975   Dr. Amber Volakis on House
Katherine Dunham
Dancer
22-Jun-1910 21-May-2006 Dunham School of Dance
Jane E. Dutton
Educator
c. 1951   UMich Business Psychologist
David M. Ebel
Judge
3-Jun-1940   10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1988-2006
Robert A. Eckert
Business
14-Aug-1954   CEO of Mattel
Richard Egan
Actor
29-Jul-1921 20-Jul-1987 Samuel Clegg on Capitol
Steven G. Elliot
Business
?   Senior Vice Chairman, Bank of New York Mellon
Rahm Emanuel
Politician
29-Nov-1959   Mayor of Chicago
Kevin M. Farr
Business
c. 1958   CFO of Mattel
Andrew Fastow
Business
22-Dec-1961   Disgraced CFO of Enron
Eric D. Fingerhut
Politician
6-May-1959   Congressman from Ohio, 1993-95
Joel M. Flaum
Judge
26-Nov-1936   7th Circuit Court of Appeals
David I. Foley
Business
c. 1967   Blackstone Group
Walter A. Forbes
Business
c. 1943   Deposed CEO of Cendant
W. Douglas Ford
Business
c. 1944   Former BP/Amoco executive
George L. Fotiades
Business
c. 1952   COO of Cardinal Health, 2004-06
Russell J. Frackman
Attorney
c. 1945   RIAA, MPAA Attorney
Mary Frann
Actor
27-Feb-1943 23-Sep-1998 Joanna Loudon on Newhart
Russell Freeman
Diplomat
25-Oct-1939   US Ambassador to Belize, 2001-05
Al From
Activist
31-May-1943   Founder, Democratic Leadership Council
Susan Fuhrman
Educator
c. 1943   President, Teachers College, Columbia
Robert F. Furchgott
Scientist
4-Jun-1916 19-May-2009 Nitric oxide as a cardiovascular signal
George Furth
Playwright
14-Dec-1932 11-Aug-2008 Company
Christopher B. Galvin
Business
21-Mar-1950   CEO of Motorola, 1995-2003
Aimee Garcia
Actor
28-Nov-1978   Marisa Benez on Trauma
Roswell Garst
Agriculturalist
14-Jun-1898 5-Nov-1977 Hybrid corn farmer, amateur diplomat
Ana Gasteyer
Actor
4-May-1967   Saturday Night Live
Dick Gephardt
Politician
31-Jan-1941   Congressman from Missouri, 1977-2005
Georgie Anne Geyer
Journalist
2-Apr-1935   Foreign correspondent turned columnist
Zach Gilford
Actor
14-Jan-1982   Matt Saracen on Friday Night Lights
Joe Girardi
Baseball
14-Oct-1964   Manager, New York Yankees
Maureen E. Girkins
Business
c. 1955   CEO of Zondervan
Ira Glass
Radio Personality
3-Mar-1959   This American Life
Mitch Glazier
Lobbyist
1966   EVP at RIAA
Richard W. Gochnauer
Business
c. 1950   CEO of United Stationers
Arthur J. Goldberg
Judge
8-Aug-1908 19-Jan-1990 Supreme Court Justice, 1962-65
Chester Gould
Cartoonist
20-Nov-1900 11-May-1985 Creator of Dick Tracy
Otto Graham
Football
6-Dec-1921 17-Dec-2003 NFL Hall of Famer
Wendy Gramm
Business
9-Jan-1945   Phil Gramm's wife, ex-Enron board member
Gerald W. Grandey
Business
c. 1946   CEO of Cameco
Michael S. Gross
Business
c. 1961   Partner, Apollo Management, 1990-2006
Mamie Gummer
Actor
3-Aug-1983   Daughter of Meryl Streep
Anna Gunn
Actor
11-Aug-1968   Skyler White on Breaking Bad
Kathryn Hahn
Actor
23-Jul-1974   Lily Lebowski on Crossing Jordan
Brad Hall
Actor
21-Mar-1958   Saturday Night Live
Earl Hamner, Jr.
Film/TV Producer
10-Jul-1923   The Waltons
Howard Hanson
Composer
28-Oct-1896 26-Feb-1981 Symphony No. 4
Robert Hanssen
Spy
18-Apr-1944   Russian mole inside the FBI
Samantha Harris
TV Personality
27-Nov-1973   Co-Host, Dancing with the Stars
Alice B. Hayes
Educator
c. 1937   President, University of San Diego, 1996-2003
Michael D. Hayford
Business
c. 1960   Senior EVP at Metavante
Jascha Heifetz
Violinist
2-Feb-1901 10-Dec-1987 Violin virtuoso
Marg Helgenberger
Actor
16-Nov-1958   Species
Loy W. Henderson
Diplomat
28-Jun-1892 24-Mar-1986 US Ambassador to Iran, 1951-54
Charlton Heston
Actor
4-Oct-1923 5-Apr-2008 The Ten Commandments
Michael Hitchcock
Actor
28-Jul-1958   MadTV
John Hoeven
Politician
13-Mar-1957   US Senator from North Dakota
Betsy D. Holden
Business
1956   CEO of Kraft Foods, 2001-03
Lester C. Hunt
Politician
8-Jul-1892 19-Jun-1954 US Senator, committed suicide
Jeffrey Hunter
Actor
25-Nov-1926 27-May-1969 King of Kings
William Curt Hunter
Educator
c. 1948   Dean of Business, University of Iowa
Earl Hutto
Politician
12-May-1926   Congressman from Florida, 1979-95
Martha Hyer
Actor
10-Aug-1924   Some Came Running
Laura Innes
Actor
16-Aug-1959   Dr. Kerry Weaver on ER
Michael Isikoff
Journalist
c. 1952   NBC reporter
Jeffery M. Jackson
Business
c. 1957   CFO of Sabre Holdings
Mark M. Jacobs
Business
c. 1962   CEO of Reliant Energy
Cheddi Jagan
Head of State
22-Mar-1918 6-Mar-1997 President of Guyana, 1992-97
Jim Jarmusch
Film Director
22-Jan-1953   Permanent Vacation
Jeff Jarvis
Blogger
12-Sep-1954   Founder of Entertainment Weekly
Holman Jenkins
Columnist
c. 1960   Wall Street Journal
Salome Jens
Actor
8-May-1935   Angel Baby
Curt Johnson
Business
c. 1955   Billionaire chairman of JohnsonDiversey
Jennifer Jones
Actor
2-Mar-1919 17-Dec-2009 The Song of Bernadette
Gregory P. Josefowicz
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Borders, 1999-2006
James R. Kackley
Business
c. 1944   Former Partner, Arthur Andersen
Steve Kagen
Politician
12-Dec-1949   Congressman from Wisconsin, 2007-11
James Keach
Actor
7-Dec-1947   The Long Riders
Florence Kelley
Activist
12-Sep-1859 17-Feb-1932 Founder of National Consumers League
Clinton Kelly
TV Personality
22-Feb-1969   What Not to Wear
Willmoore Kendall
Author
5-Mar-1909 30-Jun-1967 Conservative author
Otto Kerner
Politician
15-Aug-1908 9-May-1976 Governor of Illinois, 1961-68
Walter Kerr
Critic
8-Jul-1913 9-Oct-1996 New York Times drama critic
James H. Keyes
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Johnson Controls, 1988-2002
Richard Kind
Actor
22-Nov-1956   Paul Lassiter on Spin City
Richard Kline
Actor
29-Apr-1944   Larry Dallas on Three's Company
Scott L. Klug
Politician
16-Jan-1953   Congressman from Wisconsin, 1991-99
Douglas W. Kmiec
Scholar
24-Sep-1951   US Ambassador to Malta
Robert Knepper
Actor
8-Jul-1959   T-Bag on Prison Break
Robert E. Knowling, Jr.
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Covad, 1998-2000
Allen E. Koenig
Educator
11-Feb-1939 28-Aug-2012 President of Emerson College, 1979-89
Jim Kolbe
Politician
28-Jun-1942   Congressman from Arizona, 1985-2007
Allen H. Koranda
Business
c. 1946   CEO of MAF Bancorp, 1990-2007
Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr.
Business
1955   CEO of Baxter International, 1999-2004
Ellen J. Kullman
Business
1956   CEO of DuPont
Roger Kumble
Film Director
28-May-1966   Cruel Intentions
Irv Kupcinet
Columnist
31-Jul-1912 10-Nov-2003 Kup's Column
Clyde Kusatsu
Actor
13-Sep-1948   Dr. Fushida on Island Son
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Baseball
20-Nov-1866 25-Nov-1944 First Commissioner of Baseball
Katherine Lanpher
Radio Personality
27-May-1959   Al Franken's sidekick on Air America
Sherry Lansing
Business
31-Jul-1944   Former Paramount executive
Cloris Leachman
Actor
30-Apr-1926   Phyllis and The Facts of Life
Raymond W. LeBoeuf
Business
c. 1945   CEO of PPG Industries, 1997-2005
James T. Lenehan
Business
c. 1949   President of Johnson & Johnson, 2002-04
Harry Lennix
Actor
16-Nov-1964   Boyd Langton on Dollhouse
Richard H. Lenny
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Hershey, 2001-07
Richard A. Lerner
Biologist
28-Aug-1938   Scripps Research Institute
Dan Lipinski
Politician
15-Jul-1966   Congressman, Illinois 3rd
Shelley Long
Actor
23-Aug-1949   Diane on Cheers
Wendy E. Long
Activist
c. 1960   Judicial Confirmation Network
William H. Longfield
Business
c. 1938   CEO of CR Bard, 1995-2003
John Jeffry Louis III
Business
1963   Parson Capital Corporation
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Comic
13-Jan-1961   Elaine on Seinfeld
William H. Luers
Diplomat
15-May-1929   US Ambassador to Czechoslovakia, 1983-86
Paul Lynde
Comic
13-Jun-1926 10-Jan-1982 Hollywood Square
Tom Magliozzi
Radio Personality
28-Jun-1937   "Don't drive like my brother"
John E. Major
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Novatel Wireless, 2000-03
Andrew H. Malcolm
Columnist
22-Jun-1943   Los Angeles Times editorial board
Stephanie March
Actor
23-Jul-1974   Law & Order: SVU
Philip A. Marineau
Business
c. 1946   CEO of Levi Strauss, 1999-2006
Miles L. Marsh
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Fort James Corporation, 1997-2000
Garry Marshall
Film Director
13-Nov-1934   Happy Days
Edwin M. Martin
Government
21-May-1908 12-Jan-2002 US Ambassador to Argentina, 1964-68
George R. R. Martin
Novelist
20-Sep-1948   Song of Ice and Fire series
J. Landis Martin
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Titanium Metals, 1995-2005
Jerry L. Martin
Educator
?   American Council of Trustees & Alumni
Herbert B. Maw
Politician
11-Mar-1893 17-Nov-1990 Governor of Utah, 1941-49
Charles Horace Mayo
Doctor
19-Jul-1865 26-May-1939 Co-Founder of the Mayo Clinic
Robert McCormick
Business
30-Jul-1880 1-Apr-1955 Xenophobe in the Tribune Tower
Gary E. McCullough
Business
c. 1958   CEO of Career Education
James D. McDonough
Attorney
c. 1959   General Counsel, Sun-Times Media Group
Blythe J. McGarvie
Business
c. 1957   CFO of Bic, 1999-2002
George McGovern
Politician
19-Jul-1922 21-Oct-2012 US Senator from South Dakota, 1963-81
Charles S. McNeer
Business
8-Apr-1926   CEO of Wisconsin Energy, 1982-91
Gary A. Mecklenburg
Business
c. 1946   Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
John W. Meriwether
Business
10-Aug-1947   Long-Term Capital Management
Josh Meyers
Actor
8-Jan-1976   MADtv
Kenneth R. Meyers
Business
c. 1953   CFO of Telphone and Data Systems
Seth Meyers
Actor
28-Dec-1973   Saturday Night Live
Jean-Pierre Millon
Business
c. 1950   PCS Health Systems
Sherrill Milnes
Singer
10-Jan-1935   Operatic baritone, Metropolitan Opera
Newton N. Minow
Government
17-Jan-1926   FCC Chairman, 1961-63
Megan Mullally
Actor
12-Nov-1958   Karen Walker on Will & Grace
Dermot Mulroney
Actor
31-Oct-1963   Young Guns
Jan L. Murley
Business
c. 1951   CEO of The Boyds Collection, 2003-06
Tony Musante
Actor
30-Jun-1936   The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
Brent Musburger
Sports Journalist
26-May-1939   Sports commentator for ABC
John Musker
Film Director
8-Nov-1953   Aladdin
Patricia Neal
Actor
20-Jan-1926 8-Aug-2010 The Day the Earth Stood Still
Tom Neal
Actor
28-Jan-1914 7-Aug-1972 Detour
James C. Neary
Business
c. 1965   Managing Director at Warburg Pincus
Kirsten Nelson
Actor
c. 1970   Karen Vick on Psych
Dawn Clark Netsch
Politician
16-Sep-1926 5-Mar-2013 Comptroller of Illinois, 1991-95
Rick Nevin
Economist
?   ICF Consulting Group
George Newbern
Actor
10-Dec-1964   Justice League
Jaime Ray Newman
Actor
2-Apr-1978   Kat Gardener on Eastwick
Agnes Nixon
Film/TV Producer
10-Dec-1927   Daytime soap operas
George M. O'Brien
Politician
17-Jun-1917 18-Jul-1986 Congressman from Illinois, 1973-86
Morgan O'Brien
Business
c. 1944   Co-Founder of Nextel
Denis O'Hare
Actor
17-Jan-1962   Larry Harvey on American Horror Story
Vicki A. O'Meara
Attorney
13-May-1957   Chief Legal Officer at Pitney Bowes
Phyllis E. Oakley
Government
1934   Assistant Secy. of State for Intelligence, 1997-99
James E. Oberg
Historian
7-Nov-1944   Space exploration historian
Steve Odland
Business
1959   CEO of Office Depot
James Olson
Actor
8-Oct-1930   Rachel, Rachel
Jerry Orbach
Actor
20-Oct-1935 28-Dec-2004 Lennie Briscoe from Law & Order
William A. Osborn
Business
14-Oct-1947   CEO of Northern Trust, 1995-2008
Susan Page
Journalist
12-Feb-1951   USA Today Washington bureau chief
Maulik Pancholy
Actor
18-Jan-1974   Jonathan on 30 Rock
William H. Parker
Government
21-Jun-1902 16-Jul-1966 Chief of LAPD, 1950-66
Thomas H. Patrick
Business
c. 1943   Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch, 2002-03
Harry J. Pearce
Business
20-Aug-1942   Vice Chairman of GM, 1996-2001
Mary Beth Peil
Actor
25-Jun-1940   Evelyn Ryan on Dawson's Creek
Peter M. Perez
Business
c. 1953   EVP Human Resources at ConAgra
Ramiro G. Peru
Business
c. 1956   CFO of Phelps Dodge, 1999-2007
Peter G. Peterson
Business
5-Jun-1926   Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations
John Pfeffer
Business
c. 1969   Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Irna Phillips
Film/TV Producer
1-Jul-1901 23-Dec-1973 Queen of soap operas
Marge Piercy
Novelist
31-Mar-1936   Gone to Soldiers
Dan Pink
Author
c. 1964   A Whole New Mind
Suzie Plakson
Actor
3-Jun-1958   Mary Margaret Tynan on Love & War
C. William Pollard
Business
c. 1938   Twice CEO of ServiceMaster
Christine A. Poon
Business
c. 1951   Vice Chairman, Johnson & Johnson
John Edward Porter
Politician
1-Jun-1935   Congressman from Illinois, 1980-2001
Paula Prentiss
Actor
4-Mar-1938   What's New, Pussycat?
James E. Preston
Business
30-Apr-1933   CEO of Avon, 1988-98
Steven C. Preston
Government
4-Aug-1960   US Secretary of HUD, 2008-09
William F. Protz, Jr.
Business
c. 1944   Santa's Best
John Qualen
Actor
8-Dec-1899 12-Sep-1987 The Grapes of Wrath
Maeve Quinlan
Actor
16-Nov-1964   South of Nowhere
Pat Quinn
Politician
16-Dec-1948   Governor of Illinois
Bradford J. Race Jr.
Attorney
c. 1945   George Pataki's Chief of Staff, 1995-2002
Charlotte Rae
Actor
22-Apr-1926   Mrs. Garrett on The Facts of Life
Tony Randall
Actor
26-Feb-1920 18-May-2004 Felix Unger in The Odd Couple
Robert Reed
Actor
19-Oct-1932 12-May-1992 Mike (dad) on The Brady Bunch
J. Leonard Reinsch
Government
28-Jun-1908 9-May-1991 Truman's press secretary
Linda Johnson Rice
Business
22-Mar-1958   CEO of Johnson Publishing
Marcia Rodd
Actor
8-Jul-1940   Claudia Zimmer on The Four Seasons
Virginia M. Rometty
Business
c. 1958   CEO of IBM
Ned Rorem
Composer
23-Oct-1923   Paris Diary
Sheli Z. Rosenberg
Business
2-Feb-1942   Equity Group Investments
Brian Ross
Journalist
23-Oct-1948   ABC News investigative correspondent
Keith P. Russell
Business
c. 1945   Chairman of Mellon West, 1996-2001
Jeri Ryan
Actor
22-Feb-1968   Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager
Patrick G. Ryan
Business
15-May-1937   CEO of Aon, 1982-2005
David A. Sachs
Business
c. 1959   Ares Management Company
Carlos Ruiz Sacristán
Business
27-Oct-1949   Proyectos Estrategicos Integrales
Paul Sagan
Business
c. 1959   CEO of Akamai
David Sanborn
Musician
30-Jul-1945   Saxophone player
Mitchell H. Saranow
Business
c. 1945   Saranow Group
Kristen Schaal
Comic
24-Jan-1978   Flight of the Conchords
David Schwimmer
Actor
12-Nov-1966   Ross on Friends
Mel Sembler
Diplomat
10-May-1930   US Ambassador to Italy, 2001-05
Michael S. Shannon
Business
15-Jun-1958   KSL Capital Partners
Sidney Sheldon
Author
11-Feb-1917 30-Jan-2007 Annie Get Your Gun
John S. Shiely
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Briggs & Stratton
Henrik Shipstead
Politician
8-Jan-1881 26-Jun-1960 US Senator from Minnesota, 1923-47
J. Stephen Simon
Business
c. 1943   Former Senior VP at ExxonMobil
Daniel Simpson
Diplomat
9-Jul-1939   US Ambassador to the Congo, 1995-98
Jane Skinner
Journalist
12-Feb-1967   Fox News anchor
David J. Skorton
Educator
22-Nov-1949   President, Cornell University
Rich Skrenta
Computer Programmer
1967   First PC virus, Elk Cloner
Harold B. Smith
Business
7-Apr-1933   President and COO of ITW, 1972-81
Paul L. Smith
Business
c. 1935   CFO of Kodak, 1983-93
Scott C. Smith
Publisher
13-Sep-1950   President of Tribune Publishing, 2005-08
William D. Smithburg
Business
9-Jul-1938   CEO of Quaker Oats, 1981-97
Peter M. Sommerhauser
Attorney
28-Sep-1942   Partner, Godfrey & Kahn
Terry Southern
Novelist
1-May-1924 29-Oct-1995 Dr. Strangelove
Graham B. Spanier
Educator
18-Jul-1948   President, Penn State University, 1995-2011
David B. Speer
Business
6-Apr-1951 17-Nov-2012 CEO of Illinois Tool Works, 2005-12
Francesca M. Spinelli
Business
c. 1952   Senior VP at PetSmart
Judith A. Sprieser
Business
3-Aug-1953   CFO of Sara Lee, 1995-99
Jerry Springer
Talk Show Host
13-Feb-1944   The Jerry Springer Show
Florence Stanley
Actor
1-Jul-1924 3-Oct-2003 Bernice Fish
Maurice H. Stans
Government
22-Mar-1908 14-Apr-1998 US Commerce Secretary, 1969-72
Ronald Steel
Scholar
25-Mar-1931   Pax Americana
John Paul Stevens
Judge
20-Apr-1920   US Supreme Court Justice, 1975-2010
Adlai Stevenson
Politician
5-Feb-1900 14-Jul-1965 Governor of Illinois, 1949-53
H. Michael Stevenson
Educator
1953   President of Simon Fraser University, 2000-10
George J. Stigler
Economist
17-Jan-1911 1-Dec-1991 Economic Theory of Regulation
Peter Strauss
Actor
20-Feb-1947   The Jericho Mile
Russ M. Strobel
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Nicor
Lee J. Styslinger III
Business
c. 1961   CEO of Altec, Inc.
Nicole Sullivan
Actor
21-Apr-1970   Vancome Lady on MADtv
Hope Summers
Actor
7-Jun-1896 22-Jun-1979 Clara Edwards on The Andy Griffith Show
Phillip Swagel
Government
c. 1965   Bush economist
Inga Swenson
Actor
29-Dec-1932   Kraus on Benson
Diane S. Sykes
Judge
23-Dec-1957   7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Mike Synar
Politician
17-Oct-1950 9-Jan-1996 Congressman from Oklahoma, 1979-95
Richard C. Tallman
Judge
3-Mar-1953   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Leigh Taylor-Young
Actor
25-Jan-1945   I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!
Stephan Thernstrom
Scholar
1934   Neoconservative thinker
James R. Thompson
Politician
8-May-1936   Governor of Illinois, 1977-91
Richard Threlkeld
Journalist
30-Nov-1937 13-Jan-2012 CBS and ABC News Correspondent, 1965-98
Lauren Tom
Actor
4-Aug-1961   Amy Wong on Futurama
Trevanian
Novelist
12-Jun-1931 14-Dec-2005 The Eiger Sanction
Jonathan Turley
Scholar
c. 1961   GWU law professor
Jeffrey W. Ubben
Business
c. 1961   ValueAct Capital
James Van Horne
Educator
c. 1935   Economics Professor, Stanford
Sander Vanocur
Journalist
8-Jan-1928   ABC and NBC correspondent
Tom Virtue
Actor
19-Nov-1957   Steve Stevens on Even Stevens
Marvin Wachman
Educator
24-Mar-1917 22-Dec-2007 Temple University President, 1973-83
Frederick H. Waddell
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Northern Trust
Daniel Walker
Politician
6-Aug-1922   Governor of Illinois, 1973-77
Margaret Walker
Novelist
7-Jul-1915 30-Nov-1998 Jubilee
Nicolle Wallace
Government
c. 1972   Republican strategist
William G. Walter
Business
20-Sep-1945   CEO of FMC
Harold Washington
Politician
15-Apr-1922 25-Nov-1987 First black Mayor of Chicago
Hays T. Watkins, Jr.
Business
26-Jan-1926   CEO of CSX, 1980-89
Lorne R. Waxlax
Business
c. 1934   Retired EVP, Gillette
Robert P. Wayman
Business
c. 1945   CFO of Hewlett-Packard
Alan J. Weber
Business
1949   CEO of US Trust, 2002-05
Jonathan Weisman
Journalist
c. 1966   Wall Street Journal
William J. White
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Bell & Howell, 1993-97
Bettina M. Whyte
Business
c. 1949   Alvarez & Marsal Holdings LLC
Michael Wilbon
Journalist
19-Nov-1958   Co-host of Pardon the Interruption
Richard E. Wiley
Attorney
20-Jul-1934   FCC Chairman, 1974-77
Kimberly Williams
Actor
14-Sep-1971   Father of the Bride
Fred Williamson
Football
5-Mar-1938   Football star, Original Gangstas
Thomas J. Wilson
Business
c. 1957   CEO of Allstate
Mary A. Winston
Business
c. 1961   CFO of Scholastic, 2004-07
Jack Wrangler
Pornstar
11-Jul-1946 7-Apr-2009 Eyes of a Gay Stranger
Noah Wyle
Actor
4-Jun-1971   Dr. John Carter on ER
Francis Parker Yockey
Author
18-Sep-1917 16-Jun-1960 Imperium
John J. Zillmer
Business
c. 1956   CEO of Allied Waste Industries

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
David Axelrod
Government
22-Feb-1955   NBC talking head
Rebecca M. Blank
Economist
19-Sep-1955   Council of Economic Advisers, 1998-99
Dennis Brutus
Poet
28-Nov-1924 26-Dec-2009 Sirens, Knuckles and Boots
Bernard DeVoto
Historian
11-Jan-1897 13-Nov-1955 Across the Wide Missouri
Bernardine Dohrn
Activist
12-Jan-1942   Weather Underground leader
Richard Ellmann
Critic
15-Mar-1918 13-May-1987 James Joyce
George Gallup
Business
18-Nov-1901 26-Jul-1984 Founder, The Gallup Organization
Samuel Goudsmit
Physicist
11-Jul-1902 4-Dec-1978 Conceived idea of Quantum Spin
Edward T. Hall
Anthropologist
16-May-1914 20-Jul-2009 The Silent Language
Melville J. Herskovits
Anthropologist
10-Sep-1895 25-Feb-1963 The Myth of the Negro Past
Glenn Hubbard
Economist
4-Sep-1958   George W. Bush economist
Donald P. Jacobs
Economist
22-Jun-1927   Dean of the Kellogg School, 1975-2001
Dipak C. Jain
Educator
9-Jun-1957   Dean, Kellogg School of Management
Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr.
Business
1955   CEO of Baxter International, 1999-2004
Kenesaw Mountain Landis
Baseball
20-Nov-1866 25-Nov-1944 First Commissioner of Baseball
Christopher Lasch
Author
1-Jun-1932 14-Feb-1994 The Culture of Narcissism
Frank O. Lowden
Politician
26-Jan-1861 20-Mar-1943 Governor of Illinois, 1917-21
Deborah J. Lucas
Educator
c. 1958   Finance Professor at Northwestern
Robert Lucas
Economist
15-Sep-1937   Theory of rational expectations
Garrett Mattingly
Historian
6-May-1900 18-Dec-1962 Renaissance Diplomacy
Abner J. Mikva
Politician
21-Jan-1926   Illinois Congressman, Clinton Counsel
Chad Mirkin
Chemist
23-Nov-1963   International Institute for Nanotechnology
Franco Modigliani
Economist
18-Jun-1918 25-Sep-2003 Life-cycle theory
Cynthia A. Montgomery
Educator
c. 1952   Professor at Harvard Business School
Dale Mortensen
Economist
2-Feb-1939   Job creation and destruction
Michael H. Moskow
Business
7-Jan-1938   CEO, FRB Chicago, 1994-2007
Ferid Murad
Scientist
14-Sep-1936   Nitric oxide as a cardiovascular signal
Roger B. Myerson
Economist
29-Mar-1951   Mechanism design theory
Dawn Clark Netsch
Politician
16-Sep-1926 5-Mar-2013 Comptroller of Illinois, 1991-95
John A. Pople
Chemist
31-Oct-1925 15-Mar-2004 Quantum mechanics of molecules
Roscoe Pound
Judge
27-Oct-1870 1-Jul-1964 Sociological jurisprudence
Edward C. Prescott
Economist
26-Dec-1940   Dynamic macroeconomics
Steven S. Rogers
Educator
c. 1955   Finance Profesor, Northwestern University
Sheli Z. Rosenberg
Business
2-Feb-1942   Equity Group Investments
David S. Ruder
Government
25-May-1929   SEC Chairman, 1987-89
Samuel K. Skinner
Government
10-Jun-1938   Bush 41's Chief of Staff
William Kennedy Smith
Relative
4-Sep-1960   Lesser Kennedy, not guilty of rape
John Paul Stevens
Judge
20-Apr-1920   US Supreme Court Justice, 1975-2010
Raymond Tanter
Scholar
?   Iran Policy Committee founder
Charles Taylor
Philosopher
5-Nov-1931   Sources of the Self
James R. Thompson
Politician
8-May-1936   Governor of Illinois, 1977-91
William Warfield
Singer
22-Jan-1920 25-Aug-2002 Porgy and Bess
William J. White
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Bell & Howell, 1993-97
Ann C. Williams
Judge
16-Aug-1949   7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Garry Wills
Historian
22-May-1934   Lincoln at Gettysburg
Willard Wirtz
Government
14-Mar-1912 24-Apr-2010 US Secretary of Labor, 1962-69
Sheldon Wolin
Philosopher
4-Aug-1922   Politics and Vision

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
William F. Aldinger
Business
1947   CEO of Household International, 1994-2003
Robert L. Barnett
Business
c. 1940   EVP at Motorola, 2003-05
Peter J. Barris
Business
c. 1952   New Enterprise Associates
Y. Marc Belton
Business
c. 1959   Executive at General Mills
Henry S. Bienen
Educator
5-May-1939   President, Northwestern University, 1995-2009
Sally Blount
Educator
c. 1961   Dean, Kellogg School of Management
Norman R. Bobins
Business
c. 1942   CEO of ABN AMRO North America, 2002-07
Henry S. Boutell
Politician
14-Mar-1856 11-Mar-1926 Congressman from Illinois, 1897-1911
Larry D. Brady
Business
c. 1943   CEO of Intermec, 2000-07
K. Dane Brooksher
Business
c. 1939   Chairman of ProLogis, 1993-2007
Duane L. Burnham
Business
c. 1943   CEO of Abbott Laboratories, 1989-98
Debra A. Cafaro
Business
15-Dec-1957   CEO of Ventas
John A. Canning, Jr.
Business
?   Madison Dearborn Partners
Lester Crown
Business
7-Jun-1925   CEO of Henry Crown & Co.
William M. Daley
Government
8-Aug-1948   White House Chief of Staff, 2011-12
William L. Davis
Business
c. 1943   CEO of RR Donnelley, 1997-2004
W. James Farrell
Business
c. 1943   CEO of Illinois Tool Works, 1995-2005
Meyer Feldberg
Educator
17-Mar-1942   Dean of Columbia Business School, 1989-2004
Dennis J. FitzSimons
Business
26-Jun-1950   CEO of Tribune Co., 2003-07
Edwin C. Gage
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Carlson Companies, 1989-91
Christopher B. Galvin
Business
21-Mar-1950   CEO of Motorola, 1995-2003
Hanna Holborn Gray
Educator
25-Oct-1930   President, University of Chicago, 1978-93
Betsy D. Holden
Business
1956   CEO of Kraft Foods, 2001-03
Donald P. Jacobs
Economist
22-Jun-1927   Dean of the Kellogg School, 1975-2001
Dipak C. Jain
Educator
9-Jun-1957   Dean, Kellogg School of Management
Larry Jinks
Editor
c. 1928   San Jose Mercury News publisher, 1989-94
James R. Kackley
Business
c. 1944   Former Partner, Arthur Andersen
Scott L. Klug
Politician
16-Jan-1953   Congressman from Wisconsin, 1991-99
Lester B. Knight
Business
c. 1958   CEO of Allegiance Corporation, 1996-99
Harry M. Jansen Kraemer, Jr.
Business
1955   CEO of Baxter International, 1999-2004
Edward M. Liddy
Business
28-Jan-1946   Partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
John Jeffry Louis III
Business
1963   Parson Capital Corporation
John J. Louis, Jr.
Business
10-Jun-1925 15-Feb-1995 US Ambassador to the UK, 1981-83
J. Landis Martin
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Titanium Metals, 1995-2005
R. Eden Martin
Attorney
1940   Former Partner, Sidley Austin
Arthur C. Martinez
Business
1939   CEO of Sears Roebuck, 1995-2000
David B. Mathis
Business
c. 1938   Kemper Insurance Companies
C. Steven McMillan
Business
c. 1946   CEO of Sara Lee, 2000-05
James McNerney
Business
22-Aug-1949   CEO of Boeing
Michael A. Miles
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Philip Morris, 1991-94
Newton N. Minow
Government
17-Jan-1926   FCC Chairman, 1961-63
Chad Mirkin
Chemist
23-Nov-1963   International Institute for Nanotechnology
Michael H. Moskow
Business
7-Jan-1938   CEO, FRB Chicago, 1994-2007
James J. O'Connor
Business
15-Mar-1937   CEO of Commonwealth Edison, 1980-98
William A. Osborn
Business
14-Oct-1947   CEO of Northern Trust, 1995-2008
Harry J. Pearce
Business
20-Aug-1942   Vice Chairman of GM, 1996-2001
Jerry K. Pearlman
Business
27-Mar-1939   CEO of Zenith Electronics, 1983-95
C. A. Lance Piccolo
Business
c. 1940   HealthPic Consultants
Steven C. Preston
Government
4-Aug-1960   US Secretary of HUD, 2008-09
John E. Rau
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Chicago Title, 1997-2000
John W. Rowe
Business
c. 1945   President and CEO of Exelon
David S. Ruder
Government
25-May-1929   SEC Chairman, 1987-89
Patrick G. Ryan
Business
15-May-1937   CEO of Aon, 1982-2005
Paul Sagan
Business
c. 1959   CEO of Akamai
Morton Owen Schapiro
Educator
1953   President, Northwestern University
John B. Schwemm
Business
c. 1935   CEO of RR Donnelley & Sons, 1983-88
George Shaheen
Business
11-Jul-1944   CEO of Andersen Consulting, 1989-99
J. Stephen Simon
Business
c. 1943   Former Senior VP at ExxonMobil
Harold B. Smith
Business
7-Apr-1933   President and COO of ITW, 1972-81
Scott C. Smith
Publisher
13-Sep-1950   President of Tribune Publishing, 2005-08
William D. Smithburg
Business
9-Jul-1938   CEO of Quaker Oats, 1981-97
Judith A. Sprieser
Business
3-Aug-1953   CFO of Sara Lee, 1995-99
Thomas C. Theobald
Business
5-May-1937   CEO of Continental Bank, 1987-94
John R. Walter
Business
c. 1948   CEO of RR Donnelley, 1989-96
Miles D. White
Business
1955   CEO of Abbott Laboratories
William Wrigley, Jr. II
Business
c. 1964   Chairman of Wrigley

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Alex Agase
Football
27-Mar-1922 3-May-2007 Head Coach at Northwestern, Purdue
Gary Barnett
Football
23-May-1946   CO Buffaloes Head Coach, 1999-2005
Jim Caldwell
Football
16-Jan-1955   Indianapolis Colts coach, 2009-12
Kevin O'Neill
Basketball
24-Jan-1957   Interim Head Coach, U. of Arizona
Ara Parseghian
Football
10-Mar-1923   Head Coach, Notre Dame, 1964-74
John Pont
Football
13-Nov-1927 1-Jul-2008 IU-Bloomington Head Coach, 1965-72
Lou Saban
Football
13-Oct-1921 29-Mar-2009 Head Coach in AFL, NFL, and NCAA
Bo Schembechler
Football
1-Apr-1929 17-Nov-2006 Michigan Wolverines Head Coach, 1969-89
Tex Winter
Basketball
25-Feb-1922   KSU Head Coach, 1953-68


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