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University of Kansas

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Lawrence, KS

Founding Date:
1865

Motto:
Videbo visionem hanc magnam quare non comburatur rubus

Team:
Jayhawks

Enrollment:
30,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Harold Adamson
Songwriter
10-Dec-1906 17-Aug-1980 Time on My Hands
Phog Allen
Basketball
18-Nov-1885 16-Sep-1974 KU Head Coach, 1919-56
Kirstie Alley
Actor
12-Jan-1951   Rebecca from Cheers
Robert J. Allison, Jr.
Business
29-Jan-1939   CEO of Anadarko Petroleum, 1979-2002
John Anderson, Jr.
Politician
8-May-1917   Governor of Kansas, 1961-65
Philip Anschutz
Business
28-Dec-1939   Qwest billionaire
Edward F. Arn
Politician
19-May-1906 22-Jan-1998 Governor of Kansas, 1951-55
William H. Avery
Politician
11-Aug-1911 4-Nov-2009 Governor of Kansas, 1965-67
Sheila C. Bair
Government
c. 1953   FDIC Chairman
Scott Bakula
Actor
9-Oct-1954   Quantum Leap
Robert F. Bennett
Politician
23-May-1927 9-Oct-2000 Governor of Kansas, 1975-79
Scott Bloch
Government
c. 1958   Office of Special Counsel, 2004-08
William E. Borah
Politician
29-Jun-1865 19-Jan-1940 US Senator from Idaho, 1907-40
Charles G. Boyd
Military
15-Apr-1938   Retired General, US Air Force
Mary Beck Briscoe
Judge
4-Apr-1947   10th Circuit Court of Appeals
Peter C. Brown
Business
c. 1959   CEO of AMC Entertainment
Sam Brownback
Politician
12-Sep-1956   Governor of Kansas
Robert F. Callahan
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Ziff-Davis Media
J. Kermit Campbell
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Herman Miller, 1992-95
Cynthia Carroll
Business
c. 1956   CEO of Anglo American
Wilt Chamberlain
Basketball
21-Aug-1936 12-Oct-1999 Wilt the Stilt
Michael P. Connors
Business
c. 1955   Information Services Group, Inc.
Linda Z. Cook
Business
4-Jun-1958   Shell Oil executive
Timothy A. Crown
Business
c. 1964   Chairman of Insight Enterprises
Kenneth W. Dam
Government
10-Aug-1932   Deputy Treasury Secretary, 2001-03
Jonathan M. Davis
Politician
27-Apr-1871 27-Jun-1943 Governor of Kansas, 1923-25
Jack Del Rio
Football
3-Apr-1963   Former Coach, Jacksonville Jaguars
David B. Dillon
Business
1951   CEO of Kroger
George Docking
Politician
23-Feb-1904 20-Jan-1964 Governor of Kansas, 1957-61
Robert Docking
Politician
9-Oct-1925 8-Oct-1983 Governor of Kansas, 1967-75
Bob Dole
Politician
22-Jul-1923   US Senator from Kansas, 1969-96
Steve Doocy
Journalist
19-Oct-1956   Fox & Friends
Robert J. Eaton
Business
13-Feb-1940   CEO of Chrysler, 1993-98
Paul R. Ehrlich
Scientist
29-May-1932   The Population Bomb
Loren Eiseley
Anthropologist
3-Sep-1907 9-Jul-1977 The Firmament of Time
Robert F. Ellsworth
Politician
11-Jun-1926 9-May-2011 Congressman from Kansas, 1961-67
Troy Findley
Politician
11-Jul-1964   Lt. Governor of Kansas
Thomas Frank
Author
21-Mar-1965   Founding editor, The Baffler
Hugh M. Grant
Business
c. 1936   Former Partner, Ernst & Young
Bill Graves
Politician
9-Jan-1953   Governor of Kansas, 1995-2003
Frank L. Hagaman
Politician
1-Jun-1984 23-Jun-1966 Governor of Kansas, 1950-51
Frank Harris
Author
14-Feb-1856 26-Aug-1931 My Life and Loves
Julius C. Holmes
Diplomat
24-Apr-1899 15-Jul-1968 US Ambassador to Iran, 1961-65
Jane Dee Hull
Politician
8-Aug-1935   Governor of Arizona, 1997-2003
David Hunke
Publisher
c. 1952   Newspaper publisher
Walter A. Huxman
Politician
16-Feb-1887 25-Jun-1972 Governor of Kansas, 1937-39
William Inge
Playwright
3-May-1913 10-Jun-1973 Come Back, Little Sheba
Don James
Football
31-Dec-1932   Huskies Head Coach, 1975-92
Don Johnson
Actor
15-Dec-1949   Miami Vice, Nash Bridges
Edward A. Kangas
Business
22-May-1944   CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, 1989-2000
Robert S. Kaplan
Business
c. 1957   Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs, 2002-06
Jay Karnes
Actor
27-Jun-1963   Det. Wagenbach on The Shield
Nancy Kassebaum
Politician
29-Jul-1932   US Senator from Kansas, 1979-97
Kenton Keith
Diplomat
12-Nov-1939   US Ambassador to Qatar, 1992-95
Clarence M. Kelley
Government
24-Oct-1911 5-Aug-1997 FBI Director, 1973-78
George Kelly
Psychologist
28-Apr-1905 6-Mar-1967 Personal Construct Theory of personality
Terry Kiser
Actor
1-Aug-1939   Weekend at Bernie's
Phill Kline
Politician
31-Dec-1959   Kansas State Attorney General
Bill Kurtis
Journalist
21-Sep-1940   Shoulder-shrugging host of American Justice
Neil LaBute
Film Director
19-Mar-1963   In the Company of Men
David F. Lambertson
Diplomat
30-Jun-1940   US Ambassador to Thailand, 1991-95
Doug Lamborn
Politician
24-May-1954   Congressman, Colorado 5th
Alf Landon
Politician
9-Sep-1887 12-Oct-1987 Republican Presidential candidate 1936
Dale R. Laurance
Business
c. 1945   President of Occidental Petroleum, 1996-2004
Delano E. Lewis
Diplomat
12-Nov-1938   US Ambassador to South Africa, 2000-01
James K. Logan
Judge
21-Aug-1929   10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1977-94
Karen McCarthy
Politician
18-Mar-1947 5-Oct-2010 Congresswoman from Missouri, 1995-2005
James A. McClung
Business
c. 1938   Former VP at FMC
Mike McCormack
Football
21-Jun-1930   NFL Hall of Famer, coach
Cynthia H. Milligan
Educator
c. 1947   Dean, UNL College of Business Administration
Lou Montulli
Computer Programmer
c. 1971   Invented BLINK tag, wrote Lynx browser
Dennis Moore
Politician
8-Nov-1945   Congressman from Kansas, 1999-2011
Jerry Moran
Politician
29-May-1954   US Senator from Kansas
Alan Mulally
Business
4-Aug-1945   CEO of Ford Motor Company
Al Oerter
Track and Field
19-Sep-1936 1-Oct-2007 Four-time Olympic discus gold medalist
Duane A. Parde
Activist
13-Jun-1963   National Taxpayers Union
Sara Paretsky
Novelist
8-Jun-1947   V. I. Warshawski detective novels
Mark Parkinson
Politician
24-Jun-1957   Governor of Kansas, 2009-11
B. Lynn Pascoe
Diplomat
7-Jul-1943   UN Under Secy. Gen. for Political Affairs
Mandy Patinkin
Actor
30-Nov-1952   Dead Like Me
Benjamin S. Paulen
Politician
14-Jul-1869 11-Jul-1961 Governor of Kansas, 1925-29
Paul Pierce
Basketball
13-Oct-1977   Boston Celtics guard/forward
Betsy Randle
Actor
24-Jun-1955   Amy Matthews on Boy Meets World
John Riggins
Football
4-Aug-1949   NFL running back, The Diesel
Rob Riggle
Comic
21-Apr-1970   The Daily Show
Buddy Rogers
Actor
13-Aug-1904 21-Apr-1999 With Mary Pickford in My Best Girl
Paul Rudd
Actor
6-Apr-1969   The Shape of Things
Adolph Rupp
Basketball
2-Sep-1901 10-Dec-1977 Kentucky Head Coach, 1930-72
Jim Ryun
Politician
29-Apr-1947   Congressman from Kansas, 1997-2007
Juan Manuel Santos
Head of State
10-Aug-1951   President of Colombia
Gale Sayers
Football
30-May-1943   Chicago Bears HB, 1965-71
Andrew F. Schoeppel
Politician
23-Nov-1894 21-Jan-1962 Governor of Kansas, 1943-47
Kathleen Sebelius
Politician
15-May-1948   US Secretary of HHS
Christopher A. Sinclair
Business
5-Sep-1950   Former Pepsi executive
Harry Sinclair
Business
6-Jul-1876 10-Nov-1956 Founder of Sinclair Oil
Bruce A. Smith
Business
12-Oct-1943   CEO of Tesoro
Dean Smith
Basketball
28-Feb-1931   UNC Basketball Head Coach, 1961-97
Vernon L. Smith
Economist
1-Jan-1927   Experimental economics
William Stafford
Poet
17-Jan-1914 28-Aug-1993 Traveling Through the Dark
Craig Stevens
Actor
8-Jul-1918 10-May-2000 Peter Gunn
Rex Stout
Novelist
1-Dec-1886 27-Oct-1975 Nero Wolf novels
Deanell Reece Tacha
Judge
26-Jan-1946   10th Circuit Court of Appeals
Clyde W. Tombaugh
Astronomer
4-Feb-1906 17-Jan-1997 Discovered Pluto
Dee Wallace-Stone
Actor
14-Dec-1948   E.T.: The Extraterrestrial
John Fenton Wheeler
Journalist
10-Apr-1924 21-Apr-2013 Last Man Out
Jo Jo White
Basketball
16-Nov-1946   Boston Celtics, 1969-79
William Allen White
Journalist
10-Feb-1868 29-Jan-1944 The Emporia Gazette
Eric F. Wieschaus
Scientist
8-Jun-1947   Embryonic development of fruit flies
Kevin Yoder
Politician
8-Jan-1976   Congressman, Kansas 3rd

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bill Bass
Scientist
30-Aug-1928   Human decomposition
Carl Becker
Historian
7-Sep-1873 10-Apr-1945 Everyman His Own Historian
Scott Bloch
Government
c. 1958   Office of Special Counsel, 2004-08
Ernest Burgess
Sociologist
16-May-1886 27-Dec-1966 Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Ronald K. Calgaard
Business
1937   President of Trinity University, 1979-99
Loren Eiseley
Anthropologist
3-Sep-1907 9-Jul-1977 The Firmament of Time
Alexander Grothendieck
Mathematician
28-May-1928   Grothendieck topologies
David Ignatow
Poet
7-Feb-1914 17-Nov-1997 Rescue the Dead
James K. Logan
Judge
21-Aug-1929   10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1977-94
Sally Mason
Educator
c. 1950   President, University of Iowa
James Moeser
Educator
1939   Chancellor, UNC Chapel Hill
James Naismith
Basketball
6-Nov-1861 28-Nov-1939 Inventor of Basketball
Joseph A. Pichler
Business
2-Oct-1939   CEO of Kroger, 1990-2003
Jef Raskin
Computer Programmer
9-Mar-1943 26-Feb-2005 Designed Macintosh human interface
F. Sherwood Rowland
Chemist
28-Jun-1927 10-Mar-2012 Ozone depletion
Deanell Reece Tacha
Judge
26-Jan-1946   10th Circuit Court of Appeals

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Sheila C. Bair
Government
c. 1953   FDIC Chairman
Ronald K. Calgaard
Business
1937   President of Trinity University, 1979-99
Archie R. Dykes
Educator
20-Jan-1931   Former Chancellor, University of Kansas
Robert E. Hemenway
Educator
10-Aug-1941   Chancellor, University of Kansas
Lawrence A. Kimpton
Educator
7-Oct-1910 1-Nov-1977 Chancellor, University of Chicago, 1951-60
David F. Lambertson
Diplomat
30-Jun-1940   US Ambassador to Thailand, 1991-95
James K. Logan
Judge
21-Aug-1929   10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1977-94
Sally Mason
Educator
c. 1950   President, University of Iowa
Karen McCarthy
Politician
18-Mar-1947 5-Oct-2010 Congresswoman from Missouri, 1995-2005
James Moeser
Educator
1939   Chancellor, UNC Chapel Hill
Alan Mulally
Business
4-Aug-1945   CEO of Ford Motor Company
Deborah E. Powell
Doctor
1939   Dean of UMN Medical School
James M. Rosser
Educator
c. 1940   President, Cal State Los Angeles
Deanell Reece Tacha
Judge
26-Jan-1946   10th Circuit Court of Appeals

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Phog Allen
Basketball
18-Nov-1885 16-Sep-1974 KU Head Coach, 1919-56
John Calipari
Basketball
10-Feb-1959   Head Coach, University of Kentucky
John Cooper
Football
2-Jul-1937   OSU Head Coach, 1988-2000
Mark Dantonio
Football
9-Mar-1956   Head Coach, Michigan State
Terry Donahue
Football
24-Jun-1944   UCLA Head Coach, 1976-95
John Fox
Football
8-Feb-1955   Head Coach, Denver Broncos
Mark Mangino
Football
26-Aug-1956   Kansas Jayhawks Head Coach
Wade Phillips
Football
21-Jun-1947   Defensive coordinator, Houston Texans
Bill Self
Basketball
27-Dec-1962   Head Coach, University of Kansas
Dean Smith
Basketball
28-Feb-1931   UNC Basketball Head Coach, 1961-97
Kevin Stallings
Basketball
1-Oct-1960   Vanderbilt Head Coach
Charlie Weis
Football
30-Mar-1956   Head Coach, University of Kansas
Roy Williams
Basketball
1-Aug-1950   Head Coach, UNC-Chapel Hill
Fielding H. Yost
Football
30-Apr-1871 20-Apr-1946 Legendary UMich Head Coach
Ron Zook
Football
28-Apr-1954   Ex-Coach, Fighting Illini


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