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EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Colorado

Founding Date:
1876

Enrollment:
55,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Sidney Altman
Chemist
7-May-1939   Proved enzyme role of RNA
G. Chris Andersen
Business
c. 1938   G. C. Andersen Partners
Irving W. Bailey II
Business
1941   CEO of Providian Corporation, 1988-97
Bob Beauprez
Politician
22-Sep-1948   Congressman from Colorado, 2003-07
Michael L. Bender
Judge
7-Jan-1942   Justice, Colorado Supreme Court
Molly Hering Bordonaro
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Malta
Leland C. Brendsel
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Freddie Mac, 1987-2003
Hank Brown
Politician
12-Feb-1940   US Senator from Colorado, 1991-97
Scott Carpenter
Astronaut
1-May-1925   Mercury astronaut
Rae Carruth
Football
20-Jan-1974   Carolina Panther murdered his girlfriend
Linda Chavez
Activist
17-Jun-1947   Neoconservative activist, pundit
Lynne Cheney
First Lady
14-Aug-1941   Wife of US Vice President Dick Cheney
Nathan B. Coats
Judge
c. 1949   Justice, Colorado Supreme Court
Stanley Cohen
Scientist
17-Nov-1922   Nerve and skin cell growth factors
Kathleen B. Cooper
Economist
c. 1948   Dean, UNT Business School
Paul J. Curlander
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Lexmark
W. Edwards Deming
Mathematician
14-Oct-1900 20-Dec-1993 Quality Control guru
Karen Duffy
Actor
23-May-1962   MTV VJ turned Dumb & Dumber actress
Michael J. Dugan
Military
22-Feb-1937   USAF Chief of Staff, 1990
George C. Eads
Economist
20-Aug-1942   Council of Economic Advisers, 1979-81
Robert H. Ewald
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Silicon Graphics
John Fante
Author
8-Apr-1909 8-May-1983 Bukowski's idol
Thomas T. Farley
Attorney
10-Nov-1934   Partner, Petersen & Fonda
Joe Flanigan
Actor
5-Jan-1967   Stargate: Atlantis
Richard S. Fuld, Jr.
Business
26-Apr-1946   CEO of Lehman Brothers, 1993-2008
Cory Gardner
Politician
22-Aug-1974   Congressman, Colorado 4th
Christopher Glenn
Journalist
23-Mar-1938 17-Oct-2006 Longtime CBS radio correspondent
Anne Gorsuch
Government
21-Apr-1942 18-Jul-2004 Reagan's EPA administrator forced to resign
Ed Herschler
Politician
27-Oct-1918 5-Feb-1990 Governor of Wyoming, 1975-87
James Holmes
Criminal Defendant
13-Dec-1987   2012 Aurora theater shooting
David R. Hunter
Administrator
17-May-1916 25-Nov-2000 Progressive fund advisor
William J. Hybl
Business
c. 1942   CEO of El Pomar Foundation
Reed Irvine
Activist
29-Sep-1922 16-Nov-2004 Founder, Accuracy in Media
Hale Irwin
Golf
3-Jun-1945   Three-time US Open winner
Jeanne P. Jackson
Business
10-Aug-1951   CEO of Banana Republic, 1995-2000
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Head of State
29-Oct-1938   President of Liberia
Steve Jones
Golf
27-Dec-1958   Winner, 1996 US Open
Alan Kay
Computer Programmer
17-May-1940   Father of Object-Oriented Programming
Yusef Komunyakaa
Poet
29-Apr-1947   Neon Vernacular
Richard LeBaron
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Kuwait, 2004-07
Steven R. Loranger
Business
c. 1952   CEO of ITT
George E. MacKinnon
Judge
22-Apr-1906 1-May-1995 DC Appeals Court Judge, 1969-95
Theodore Maiman
Physicist
11-Jul-1927 5-May-2007 Built the first working laser
Alex J. Martinez
Judge
19-Apr-1951   Justice, Colorado Supreme Court
Karen J. Mathis
Attorney
c. 1950   President of the ABA, 2006-07
Craig C. Mello
Scientist
19-Oct-1960   RNA interference
Glenn Miller
Musician
1-Mar-1904 15-Dec-1944 Popular bandleader and trombonist
James Naismith
Basketball
6-Nov-1861 28-Nov-1939 Inventor of Basketball
Kathleen S. Pushor
Business
c. 1958   Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
Robert Redford
Actor
18-Aug-1936   The Sundance Kid
Roy Romer
Politician
31-Oct-1928   Governor of Colorado, 1987-99
Wiley Rutledge
Judge
20-Jul-1894 10-Sep-1949 US Supreme Court Justice, 1943-49
Spencer Silver
Chemist
6-Feb-1941   Post-It notes
Jean Stafford
Novelist
1-Jul-1915 26-Mar-1979 The Catherine Wheel
Kordell Stewart
Football
16-Oct-1972   Slash
Llewellyn E. Thompson
Diplomat
24-Aug-1904 6-Feb-1972 Twice US Ambassador to USSR
Bernard Trainor
Military
2-Sep-1928   Military analyst, ex-3 star Marine general
Vaughn Ververs
Journalist
10-Jan-1969   Editor of The Hotline 2002-05
Stephen L. Weber
Educator
17-Mar-1942   President, San Diego State University
J. Steven Whisler
Business
23-Nov-1954   CEO of Phelps Dodge, 2000-07
Byron White
Judge
8-Jun-1917 15-Apr-2002 US Supreme Court Justice, 1962-93
Don Wilson
Radio Personality
1-Sep-1900 25-Apr-1982 Jack Benny's announcer
Michael Winslow
Actor
6-Sep-1958   Man of 10,000 Sound Effects in Police Academy
Yvor Winters
Poet
17-Oct-1900 25-Jan-1968 Primitivism & Decadence
Dale B. Wolf
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Coventry Health Care
Steve Wozniak
Computer Programmer
11-Aug-1950   Co-Founder of Apple Computer
Michael W. Wynne
Government
4-Sep-1944   US Secretary of the Air Force, 2005-08
Purnomo Yusgiantoro
Government
16-Jun-1951   Indonesian Minister of Energy
Sam H. Zakhem
Diplomat
25-Nov-1935   US Ambassador to Bahrain, 1986-89

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ann Althouse
Blogger
12-Jan-1951   Political blogger, legal scholar
Michael L. Bender
Judge
7-Jan-1942   Justice, Colorado Supreme Court
Stan Brakhage
Film Director
14-Jan-1933 9-Mar-2003 Experimental filmmaker
William W. Campbell
Astronomer
11-Apr-1862 14-Jun-1938 Stellar Motions
Thomas R. Cech
Chemist
8-Dec-1947   Proved enzyme role of RNA
Ward Churchill
Activist
2-Oct-1947   Compared WTC victims to Adolf Eichmann
Eric A. Cornell
Physicist
19-Dec-1961   Atomic physicist, Nobel laureate
W. Edwards Deming
Mathematician
14-Oct-1900 20-Dec-1993 Quality Control guru
Allison H. Eid
Judge
1965   Justice, Colorado Supreme Court
Mark Emmert
Educator
16-Dec-1952   President, University of Washington
George Gamow
Physicist
4-Mar-1904 19-Aug-1968 Proponent of Big Bang Theory
Deborah S. Jin
Physicist
c. 1968   Created a fermionic condensate
Nancy E. Rice
Judge
2-Jun-1950   Justice, Colorado Supreme Court
Wiley Rutledge
Judge
20-Jul-1894 10-Sep-1949 US Supreme Court Justice, 1943-49
David Skaggs
Politician
22-Feb-1943   Congressman from Colorado, 1987-99
Ralph Z. Sorenson
Business
c. 1934   President of Babson College, 1974-81
Leo Szilard
Physicist
11-Feb-1898 30-May-1964 Nuclear chain reaction

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hank Brown
Politician
12-Feb-1940   US Senator from Colorado, 1991-97
John L. Dotson, Jr.
Publisher
?   Akron Beacon Journal publisher, 1992-2001
Charles M. Lillis
Business
c. 1945   President of MediaOne, 1995-2000
Gene R. Nichol
Educator
c. 1951   President, William and Mary, 2005-07
Ralph Z. Sorenson
Business
c. 1934   President of Babson College, 1974-81

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tom Cable
Football
26-Nov-1964   Oakland Raiders head coach, 2008-10
Hank Iba
Basketball
6-Aug-1904 15-Jan-1993 Oklahoma A&M Head Coach, 1934-70
Les Miles
Football
10-Nov-1953   Head Coach, LSU Football


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