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University of Wisconsin

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1971 with the merger of the University of Wisconsin campuses with Wisconsin State Universities campuses.

Location:
Madison, WI

Founding Date:
1971

Enrollment:
160,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Shirley S. Abrahamson
Judge
17-Dec-1933   Wisconsin Chief Justice
Mason Adams
Actor
26-Feb-1919 26-Apr-2005 Charlie Hume on Lou Grant
Arthur Agatston
Doctor
1947   The South Beach Diet
Stephen E. Ambrose
Author
10-Jan-1936 13-Oct-2002 Band of Brothers
Hafizullah Amin
Head of State
1-Aug-1929 27-Dec-1979 President of Afghanistan, 1979
Tom Barrett
Politician
8-Dec-1953   Mayor of Milwaukee
Charlene Barshefsky
Diplomat
11-Aug-1950   US Trade Representative, 1997-2001
Robert L. Bartley
Editor
12-Oct-1937 10-Dec-2003 Editor of the Wall Street Journal, 1979-2003
Carl Becker
Historian
7-Sep-1873 10-Apr-1945 Everyman His Own Historian
Stephen M. Bennett
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Intuit, 2000-07
Samuel D. Berger
Diplomat
6-Dec-1911 12-Feb-1980 US Ambassador to South Korea, 1961-64
Norman R. Bobins
Business
c. 1942   CEO of ABN AMRO North America, 2002-07
Ann Walsh Bradley
Judge
5-Jul-1950   Justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court
Steve Burd
Business
1949   CEO of Safeway
Louis B. Butler, Jr.
Judge
15-Feb-1952   Justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court
Michael A. Callen
Business
c. 1941   Avalon Argus Associates
John F. Campbell
Diplomat
1944   US Ambassador to Nigeria, 2004-07
Bob Carr
Politician
27-Mar-1943   Congressman from Michigan, 1975-95
Lynne Cheney
First Lady
14-Aug-1941   Wife of US Vice President Dick Cheney
Joan Cusack
Actor
11-Oct-1962   Grosse Pointe Blank
Willem Dafoe
Actor
22-Jul-1955   Last Temptation of Christ
John W. Daniels, Jr.
Attorney
11-Jun-1948   Partner, Quarles & Brady
Nader F. Darehshori
Publisher
c. 1936   CEO of Houghton Mifflin, 1990-2002
Joseph E. Davies
Diplomat
29-Nov-1876 9-May-1958 US Ambassador to the USSR, 1937-38
Glenn R. Davis
Politician
28-Oct-1914 21-Sep-1988 US Congressman from Wisconsin
Brady J. Deaton
Educator
c. 1944   President, University of Missouri
Robert Docking
Politician
9-Oct-1925 8-Oct-1983 Governor of Kansas, 1967-75
Donald Easum
Diplomat
27-Aug-1923   US Ambassador to Nigeria, 1975-77
Leslie A. Fiedler
Critic
8-Mar-1917 29-Jan-2003 Love and Death in the American Novel
Robben W. Fleming
Educator
18-Dec-1916 10-Jan-2010 President, University of Michigan, 1968-78
Harold V. Froehlich
Politician
12-May-1932   Congressman from Wisconsin, 1973-75
Herbert S. Gasser
Scientist
5-Jul-1888 11-May-1963 Nerve conduction
John E. Gherty
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Land O'Lakes, 1989-2005
Jeff Greenfield
Pundit
10-Jun-1943   ABC, CNN talking head
Horace Gregory
Poet
10-Apr-1898 11-Mar-1982 Chelsea Rooming House
Victor Halperin
Film Director
24-Aug-1895 17-May-1983 White Zombie
Lorraine Hansberry
Playwright
19-May-1930 12-Jan-1965 A Raisin in the Sun
Ben Hecht
Screenwriter
28-Feb-1894 18-Apr-1964 The Front Page
Walter W. Heller
Economist
27-Aug-1915 15-Jun-1987 Council of Economic Advisers, 1961-64
Donald C. Hintz
Business
c. 1944   President of Entergy, 1999-2004
Robert H. Jenkins
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Sundstrand, 1995-99
Merrill Jensen
Historian
1905 30-Jan-1980 The Articles of Confederaton
Jim Jordan
Politician
17-Feb-1964   Congressman, Ohio 4th
Jane Kaczmarek
Actor
21-Dec-1955   Pleasantville
Robert W. Kastenmeier
Politician
24-Jan-1924   Congressman from Wisconsin, 1959-91
David Keene
Administrator
?   American Conservative Union
August Kleinzahler
Poet
1949   A Calendar of Airs
Warren P. Knowles
Politician
19-Aug-1908 1-May-1993 Governor of Wisconsin, 1965-71
Julius Albert Krug
Government
23-Nov-1907 26-Mar-1970 US Secretary of the Interior, 1946-49
Jeffrey M. Lacker
Economist
27-Sep-1955   President and CEO, Richmond Fed
Nicholas R. Lardy
Economist
c. 1946   Senior fellow, Institute for International Economics
Michael Ledeen
Government
1-Aug-1941   Neoconservative activist
David J. Lesar
Business
1954   CEO of Halliburton
Charles Lindbergh
Aviator
4-Feb-1902 26-Aug-1974 Transatlantic soloist
James B. Loken
Judge
21-May-1940   8th Circuit Court of Appeals
Alan D. Lourie
Judge
13-Jan-1935   US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Jim Lovell
Astronaut
25-Mar-1928   Apollo 13
Manning Marable
Educator
13-May-1950 1-Apr-2011 Beyond Black and White
Abraham Maslow
Psychologist
1-Apr-1908 8-Jun-1970 Hierarchy of Needs
Ronald A. McDougall
Business
12-Aug-1942   Brinker International, 1983-2004
Donald L. McWhorter
Business
c. 1936   President and CEO of Banc One, 1992-95
Richard H. Melton
Diplomat
8-Aug-1935   US Ambassador to Brazil, 1989-93
Karl Menninger
Psychiatrist
22-Jul-1893 18-Jul-1990 The Human Mind
Steve Miller
Singer/Songwriter
5-Oct-1943   The Steve Miller Band
C. Wright Mills
Sociologist
28-Aug-1916 20-Mar-1962 The Power Elite
Agnes Moorehead
Actor
6-Dec-1900 30-Apr-1974 Endora on Bewitched
Wayne Morse
Politician
20-Oct-1900 22-Jul-1974 US Senator from Oregon, 1945-69
Howard Moss
Poet
22-Jan-1922 16-Sep-1987 Finding Them Lost
John Muir
Activist
21-Apr-1838 24-Dec-1914 Patron saint of Yosemite National Park
Gaylord Nelson
Politician
4-Jun-1916 3-Jul-2005 Founded Earth Day in 1970
Ragnvald A. Nestos
Politician
12-Apr-1877 15-Jul-1942 Governor of North Dakota, 1921-25
Mark Neumann
Politician
27-Feb-1954   Congressman from Wisconsin, 1995-99
Donald T. Nicolaisen
Business
1944   SEC's Chief Accountant, 2003-05
Mark A. Nordenberg
Educator
c. 1948   Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh
Michele Norris
Radio Personality
7-Sep-1961   NPR host, All Things Considered
Richard C. Notebaert
Business
1947   CEO of Qwest, 2002-07
Joyce Carol Oates
Author
16-Jun-1938   Author of over 40 novels
Philip A. Odeen
Business
c. 1935   CEO of BDM International, 1992-97
Nancy Olson
Actor
14-Jul-1928   Sunset Blvd.
Russell W. Peterson
Politician
3-Oct-1916 21-Feb-2011 Governor of Delaware, 1969-73
Burton Pines
Activist
c. 1940   Conservative activist
Dakota A. Pippins
Business
c. 1947   Leo Burnett Urban Think Tank
David T. Prosser, Jr.
Judge
24-Dec-1942   Justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court
William F. Protz, Jr.
Business
c. 1944   Santa's Best
Fletcher Prouty
Military
24-Jan-1917 5-Jun-2001 USAF Intelligence Officer
Duane C. Radtke
Business
c. 1949   CEO of Valiant Exploration
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Novelist
8-Aug-1896 14-Dec-1953 The Yearling
Lee Raymond
Business
13-Aug-1938   CEO of ExxonMobil, 1999-2005
John Reinhardt
Diplomat
8-Mar-1920   US Ambassador to Nigeria, 1971-75
John W. Reynolds
Politician
4-Apr-1921 6-Jan-2002 Governor of Wisconsin, 1963-65
Chuck Robb
Politician
26-Jun-1939   US Senator from Virginia, 1989-2001
Lowell W. Robinson
Business
c. 1949   COO of MIVA, Inc.
Patience D. Roggensack
Judge
7-Jul-1940   Justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court
Brad Rowe
Actor
15-May-1970   Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss
John W. Rowe
Business
c. 1945   President and CEO of Exelon
Gena Rowlands
Actor
19-Jun-1930   A Woman Under The Influence
Boz Scaggs
Musician
8-Jun-1944   70's Soft Rocker
Debbie Schlussel
Radio Personality
9-Apr-1969   Conservative pundit
Theodore W. Schultz
Economist
30-Apr-1902 26-Feb-1998 Investment in Human Capital
Delmore Schwartz
Poet
8-Dec-1913 11-Jul-1966 Summer Knowledge
John Searle
Philosopher
31-Jul-1932   Chinese Room Argument, Philosopher of Language
Tony Shalhoub
Actor
9-Oct-1953   Monk
Deven Sharma
Business
c. 1956   President of Standard & Poor's
Clifford D. Simak
Novelist
3-Aug-1904 25-Apr-1988 City and The Visitors
Daniel V. Speckhard
Diplomat
c. 1959   US Ambassador to Greece
Robert C. Strong
Diplomat
29-Sep-1915 28-Dec-1999 US Ambassador to Iraq, 1963-67
Tommy Thompson
Government
19-Nov-1941   Governor of Wisconsin, 1987-2001
Vernon W. Thomson
Politician
5-Nov-1905 2-Apr-1988 Governor of Wisconsin, 1957-59
Jean Toomer
Author
26-Dec-1894 30-Mar-1967 Cane
Daniel J. Travanti
Actor
7-Mar-1940   Hill Street Blues
Charlie Trotter
Chef
c. 1959   Famous Chicago chef
Greta Van Susteren
Journalist
11-Jun-1955   Fox News journalist, plastic surgery victim
Jennifer Warren
Actor
12-Aug-1941   Night Moves
Alexander F. Watson
Diplomat
8-Aug-1939   US Ambassador to Peru, 1986-89
Eudora Welty
Author
13-Apr-1909 23-Jul-2001 The Optimist's Daughter
Paul Weyrich
Columnist
7-Oct-1942 18-Dec-2008 Conservative activist
David R. Whitwam
Business
30-Jan-1942   CEO of Whirlpool, 1987-2004
James Wieghart
Journalist
16-Aug-1933 21-Feb-2010 Editor, NY Daily News, 1982-84
Pete Wilson
Journalist
Apr-1945 20-Jul-2007 KGO -TV and AM anchor/host
Mary A. Winston
Business
c. 1961   CFO of Scholastic, 2004-07
Kenneth S. Yalowitz
Diplomat
28-May-1941   US Ambassador to Georgia, 1998-2001
Michael B. Yanney
Business
c. 1934   Burlington Capital Group LLC
Duane E. Zitzner
Business
26-Jun-1947   Former EVP, Hewlett Packard
David Zucker
Film Director
16-Oct-1947   Airplane!
Terry Zwigoff
Film Director
18-May-1949   Ghost World

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Shirley S. Abrahamson
Judge
17-Dec-1933   Wisconsin Chief Justice
Ann Althouse
Blogger
12-Jan-1951   Political blogger, legal scholar
Richard T. Ely
Economist
13-Apr-1854 4-Oct-1943 Introduction to Political Economy
Joseph Erlanger
Scientist
5-Jan-1874 5-Dec-1965 Nerve conduction
S. I. Hayakawa
Politician
19-Jul-1906 27-Feb-1992 Semanticist and US Senator
Merrill Jensen
Historian
1905 30-Jan-1980 The Articles of Confederaton
Max Kampelman
Diplomat
7-Nov-1920 25-Jan-2013 US Ambassador to the CSCE
Robert G. Neumann
Diplomat
2-Jan-1916 18-Jun-1999 US Ambassador to Afghanistan, 1969-73
Cecil Taylor
Jazz Musician
15-Mar-1929   Avant-garde jazz pianist
Lionel Trilling
Critic
4-Jul-1905 5-Nov-1975 The Liberal Imagination
Frederick Jackson Turner
Historian
14-Nov-1861 14-Mar-1932 Frontier Thesis

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ann Walsh Bradley
Judge
5-Jul-1950   Justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court
Erroll B. Davis, Jr.
Business
c. 1943   Chancellor, University System of Georgia
Lee S. Dreyfus
Politician
20-Jun-1926 2-Jan-2008 Governor of Wisconsin, 1979-83
Robben W. Fleming
Educator
18-Dec-1916 10-Jan-2010 President, University of Michigan, 1968-78
Zona Gale
Novelist
26-Aug-1874 27-Dec-1938 Miss Lulu Bett
C. Daniel Gelatt
Business
c. 1947   President of NMT Corporation
Michael W. Grebe
Attorney
c. 1941   President of the Bradley Foundation
Kathleen J. Hempel
Business
c. 1951   Former CFO of Fort Howard Corporation
Katharine C. Lyall
Business
26-Apr-1941   President of the UW System, 1992-2004
San W. Orr, Jr.
Business
1941   Wausau Paper Corporation
Oscar Rennebohm
Politician
25-May-1889 15-Oct-1968 Governor of Wisconsin, 1947-51


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