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University of Pittsburgh

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Pittsburgh, PA

Founding Date:
1787

Motto:
Veritas et Virtus

Team:
Panthers

Enrollment:
34,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ruggero J. Aldisert
Judge
10-Nov-1919   3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, 1968-86
Hervey Allen
Poet
8-Dec-1889 28-Dec-1949 Ballads of the Border
Susan E. Arnold
Business
c. 1954   Global Business President, Proctor & Gamble
Max Baer
Judge
24-Dec-1947   Justice, Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Joseph M. Barr
Politician
28-May-1906 26-Aug-1982 Mayor of Pittsburgh, 1959-70
Donald R. Beall
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Rockwell, 1988-98
Steven C. Beering
Educator
20-Aug-1932   President of Purdue, 1983-2000
Michael Bilirakis
Politician
16-Jul-1930   Congressman from Florida, 1983-2007
Herbert W. Boyer
Biologist
10-Jul-1936   Recombinant DNA, first synthetic insulin
James S. Broadhurst
Business
c. 1943   CEO of Eatín Park Hospitality Group
Mary Beth Buchanan
Government
25-Jul-1963   US Attorney, Western Pennsylvania
William B. Buffum
Diplomat
10-Sep-1921 13-Apr-2012 US Ambassador to Lebanon, 1970-74
John Angus Campbell
Activist
10-Mar-1942   Discovery Institute
Benjamin L. Cardin
Politician
5-Oct-1943   US Senator from Maryland
Carol A. Cartwright
Educator
c. 1941   President of Kent State University, 1991-2006
Michael Chabon
Novelist
24-May-1963   The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Gabrielle Christian
Actor
30-Jul-1984   Spencer Carlin on South of Nowhere
Bill Cobey
Politician
13-May-1939   Congressman from North Carolina, 1985-87
Adrian Cronauer
Radio Personality
8-Sep-1938   Subject of biopic Good Morning Vietnam
Ray Danton
Actor
19-Sep-1931 11-Feb-1992 The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond
George A. Davidson, Jr.
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Consolidated Natural Gas, 1987-2000
Mike Ditka
Football
18-Oct-1939   Chicago Bears Head Coach, 1982-92
Julie A. Dobson
Business
c. 1956   Former Bell Atlantic executive
Frank Donatelli
Activist
4-Jul-1949   McGuireWoods Consulting
Tony Dorsett
Football
7-Apr-1954   Dallas Cowboys RB
James H. Duff
Politician
21-Jan-1883 20-Dec-1969 Governor of Pennsylvania, 1947-51
Emerson D. Farley, Jr.
Doctor
c. 1938   Retired Physician, Richmond, Virginia
Tom Feeney
Politician
21-May-1958   Congressman from Florida, 2003-09
John A. Fees
Business
c. 1957   CEO, Babcock & Wilcox Companies
Glenn W. Ferguson
Educator
28-Jan-1929 20-Dec-2007 University president, Ambassador to Kenya
Homer S. Ferguson
Politician
25-Feb-1889 17-Dec-1982 US Senator from Michigan, 1943-55
Larry Fitzgerald
Football
31-Aug-1983   Arizona Cardinals WR
Joe Flacco
Football
16-Jan-1985   Baltimore Ravens QB
Peter F. Flaherty
Politician
25-Jun-1924 18-Apr-2005 Mayor of Pittsburgh, 1970-77
Tony Fratto
Government
c. 1966   Deputy White House Press Secretary
Jack Gilbert
Poet
18-Feb-1925 13-Nov-2012 Refusing Heaven
Louise K. Goeser
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Ford Mexico
Marshall Goldberg
Football
25-Oct-1917 3-Apr-2006 Chicago Cardinals RB
William E. Green
Attorney
c. 1936   William Green & Associates
Ira J. Gumberg
Business
c. 1953   CEO of J. J. Gumberg Co.
Keith Haring
Painter
4-May-1958 16-Feb-1990 Abstract graffiti and mural artist
Melissa Hart
Politician
4-Apr-1962   Congresswoman from Pennsylvania, 2001-07
Orrin Hatch
Politician
22-Mar-1934   US Senator from Utah
Philip S. Hench
Scientist
28-Feb-1896 30-Mar-1965 Adrenocortical hormones
Robert M. Hernandez
Business
c. 1945   Vice Chairman of USX, 1994-2001
Werner Herzog
Film Director
5-Sep-1942   Fitzcarraldo
James J. Howard
Business
1-Jul-1935   CEO of Northern States Power, 1987-2000
Frederick S. Humphries
Business
c. 1935   Former President, Florida A&M University
John Irving
Novelist
2-Mar-1942   The World According to Garp
Robinson Jeffers
Poet
10-Jan-1887 20-Jan-1962 Tamar and Other Poems
James E. Keeler
Astronomer
10-Sep-1857 12-Aug-1900 Composition of Saturn's rings
Gene Kelly
Actor
23-Aug-1912 2-Feb-1996 Singin' in the Rain
Richard B. Kelson
Business
20-Nov-1946   CFO of Alcoa, 1997-2006
Thomas A. Kinser
Business
c. 1944   Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
Robert L. Koch II
Business
c. 1938   President of Koch Enterprises
Paul C. Lauterbur
Scientist
6-May-1929 27-Mar-2007 Magnetic resonance imaging
Paul E. Lego
Business
16-May-1930   CEO of Westinghouse, 1990-93
William S. Lerach
Attorney
1946   Class-action litigator
Jacqueline W. Liebergott
Educator
17-Mar-1942   President of Emerson College, 1993-2011
Frank Lucchino
Judge
1939   Alleghany Orphans Court Judge
Wangari Maathai
Activist
1-Apr-1940 25-Sep-2011 Planted 12 million trees in Kenya
Lorin Maazel
Conductor
6-Mar-1930   Conductor, New York Philharmonic
Rachel Maines
Scholar
8-Jul-1950   The Technology of Orgasm
Mahmood Mamdani
Author
?   When Victims Become Killers
Joe Manganiello
Actor
28-Dec-1976   Alcide Herveaux on True Blood
Dan Marino
Football
15-Sep-1961   Miami Dolphins QB
Leonard H. Marks
Diplomat
5-Mar-1916 11-Aug-2006 Washington lawyer, diplomat
Anthony A. Massaro
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Lincoln Electric Holdings, 1996-2004
Daniel L. McFadden
Economist
29-Jul-1937   Statistical analysis of individual and household behavior
Thomas Mellon
Business
3-Feb-1813 3-Feb-1908 Patriarch of the Mellon dynasty
Eddie N. Moore
Educator
c. 1947   President, Virginia State University, 1993-2010
Jim Moran
Politician
16-May-1945   Congressman, Virginia 8th
Tim Murphy
Politician
11-Sep-1952   Congressman, Pennsylvania 18th
Jack Murtha
Politician
17-Jun-1932 8-Feb-2010 Pennsylvania Congressman, 1974-2010
William R. Newlin
Attorney
c. 1940   Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Religion
13-Apr-1919 Sep-1995 Atheist spokeswoman
Mark G. Papa
Business
c. 1947   CEO of EOG Resources
Thomas H. Patrick
Business
c. 1943   Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch, 2002-03
Ron Paul
Politician
20-Aug-1935   Congressman, Texas 14th
Luke Ravenstahl
Politician
6-Feb-1980   Mayor of Pittsburgh
David A. Reed
Politician
21-Dec-1880 10-Feb-1953 US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1922-35
Lawrence Reed
Activist
1953   Mackinac Center for Public Policy
Harry Reems
Pornstar
27-Aug-1947 19-Mar-2013 Deep Throat
Leo Robin
Songwriter
6-Apr-1900 29-Dec-1984 Thanks For The Memory
Evans Rose
Attorney
10-Mar-1932 20-Jul-2012 Cohen & Grigsby
Zelda Rubinstein
Actor
1-Jan-1933 27-Jan-2010 Tangina in Poltergeist
Rick Santorum
Politician
10-May-1958   US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1995-2007
Richard Scaife
Activist
3-Jul-1932   The Republican George Soros
Marty Schottenheimer
Football
23-Sep-1943   Former NFL coach
Kevin W. Sharer
Business
2-Mar-1948   CEO of Amgen
John J. Shea
Business
c. 1938   CEO of Spiegel, Inc., 1985-98
Bud Shuster
Politician
23-Jan-1932   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1972-2001
Robert Sterling
Actor
13-Nov-1917 30-May-2006 George Kerby on Topper
Gerald Stern
Poet
22-Feb-1925   Leaving Another Kingdom
L. Frederick Sutherland
Business
c. 1951   CFO of ARAMARK
Burton M. Tansky
Business
c. 1938   CEO of Neiman Marcus
Dick Thornburgh
Politician
16-Jul-1932   US Attorney General, 1988-91
Debra Todd
Judge
15-Oct-1957   Justice, Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Regis Toomey
Actor
13-Aug-1898 12-Oct-1991 Burke's Law
James Traficant
Politician
8-May-1941   Disgraced former Ohio Congressman
Tracey T. Travis
Business
c. 1962   CFO of Polo Ralph Lauren
Thomas J. Usher
Business
11-Sep-1942   CEO of US Steel, 1995-2004
JP Vranesevich
Business
c. 1979   AntiOnline, computer security wannabe
Carl Ware
Business
30-Sep-1943   Former Coca-Cola executive
Marna C. Whittington
Business
c. 1947   COO of Allianz Global Investors
Albert Wynn
Politician
10-Sep-1951   Congressman, Maryland 4th
John B. Yasinsky
Business
c. 1939   CEO of OMNOVA Solutions, 1999-2000
Vladimir Zworykin
Inventor
30-Jul-1889 29-Jul-1982 Patented color televison

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ruggero J. Aldisert
Judge
10-Nov-1919   3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, 1968-86
Myles Brand
Educator
17-May-1942 16-Sep-2009 President of the NCAA, 2003-09
Dennis Brutus
Poet
28-Nov-1924 26-Dec-2009 Sirens, Knuckles and Boots
William B. Buffum
Diplomat
10-Sep-1921 13-Apr-2012 US Ambassador to Lebanon, 1970-74
Haskell Curry
Mathematician
12-Sep-1900 1-Sep-1982 Combinatory Logic
Mark Harris
Novelist
19-Nov-1922 30-May-2007 Bang the Drum Slowly
Niels K. Jerne
Scientist
23-Dec-1911 7-Oct-1994 Immune theory (anti-antibody)
Samuel P. Langley
Astronomer
22-Aug-1834 2-Feb-1906 Heavier-than-air flying machine
Leonard H. Marks
Diplomat
5-Mar-1916 11-Aug-2006 Washington lawyer, diplomat
John McDowell
Philosopher
7-Mar-1942   Mind and World
Janne E. Nolan
Educator
c. 1954   Defense and foreign policy analyst
Mark A. Nordenberg
Educator
c. 1948   Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh
Jonas Salk
Scientist
28-Oct-1914 23-Jun-1995 Discoverer of the first polio vaccine
Pamela Samuelson
Educator
c. 1949   Computer Law Professor at UC Berkeley
Ellery Schempp
Activist
1940   Abington School District v. Schempp
Wilfrid Sellars
Philosopher
20-May-1912 2-Jul-1989 Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind
Gayatri Spivak
Scholar
24-Feb-1942   Postcolonialist theorist, Can the Subaltern Speak?
Marina v.N. Whitman
Economist
6-Mar-1935   Council of Economic Advisers, 1972-73

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Steven C. Beering
Educator
20-Aug-1932   President of Purdue, 1983-2000
Charles E. Bunch
Business
c. 1949   CEO of PPG Industries
Frank V. Cahouet
Business
25-May-1932   CEO of Mellon Financial, 1987-98
George A. Davidson, Jr.
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Consolidated Natural Gas, 1987-2000
D. Michael Fisher
Judge
7-Nov-1944   3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
W. H. Krome George
Business
27-Mar-1918 6-Sep-2004 Chairman and CEO of Alcoa, 1975-83
Ira J. Gumberg
Business
c. 1953   CEO of J. J. Gumberg Co.
Melissa Hart
Politician
4-Apr-1962   Congresswoman from Pennsylvania, 2001-07
Frederick S. Humphries
Business
c. 1935   Former President, Florida A&M University
James E. Keeler
Astronomer
10-Sep-1857 12-Aug-1900 Composition of Saturn's rings
Richard B. Kelson
Business
20-Nov-1946   CFO of Alcoa, 1997-2006
Lawrence J. Korb
Author
9-Jul-1939   The Joint Chiefs of Staff
Samuel P. Langley
Astronomer
22-Aug-1834 2-Feb-1906 Heavier-than-air flying machine
Arthur Larson
Politician
4-Jul-1910 27-Mar-1993 Moderate conservative thinker
Paul E. Lego
Business
16-May-1930   CEO of Westinghouse, 1990-93
George L. Miles, Jr.
Business
c. 1942   CEO of WQED Multimedia
Mark A. Nordenberg
Educator
c. 1948   Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh
Thomas H. O'Brien
Business
c. 1938   CEO of PNC Financial, 1988-2000
John Peterson
Politician
25-Dec-1938   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1997-2007
Wesley W. Posvar
Educator
14-Sep-1925 27-Jul-2001 Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh, 1967-91
Evans Rose
Attorney
10-Mar-1932 20-Jul-2012 Cohen & Grigsby
Jonas Salk
Scientist
28-Oct-1914 23-Jun-1995 Discoverer of the first polio vaccine
Frank Schlesinger
Astronomer
11-May-1871 10-Jul-1943 Stellar parallaxes
Thomas J. Usher
Business
11-Sep-1942   CEO of US Steel, 1995-2004

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Calipari
Basketball
10-Feb-1959   Head Coach, University of Kentucky
Kirk Ferentz
Football
1-Aug-1955   Iowa Hawkeyes Head Coach
John Fox
Football
8-Feb-1955   Head Coach, Denver Broncos
Jon Gruden
Football
17-Aug-1963   Head Coach, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 2002-08
Paul Hackett
Football
5-Jul-1947   USC Head Coach, 1998-2000
John Harbaugh
Football
23-Sep-1962   Head Coach, Baltimore Ravens
Walt Harris
Football
9-Nov-1946   Former NCAA coach
Ben Howland
Basketball
28-May-1957   Head Coach of UCLA, 2003-13
Marvin Lewis
Football
23-Sep-1958   Head Coach, Cincinnati Bengals
Johnny Majors
Football
21-May-1935   College football coach
Mike McCarthy
Football
10-Nov-1963   Head Coach, Green Bay Packers
Chris Petersen
Football
13-Oct-1964   Head Coach, Boise State
Clark Shaughnessy
Football
6-Mar-1892 15-May-1970 Invented football T-Formation
Jackie Sherrill
Football
28-Nov-1943   MSU Head Coach, 1991-2003
Pop Warner
Football
5-Apr-1871 7-Sep-1954 Coach and kids' football namesake


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