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EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Title: Go Big Red: The All-time Story of the Cornhuskers Author: James Denney; Hollis Limprecht; Howard Silber Publisher: Kratville Publications Date: 1967 Pages: 144pp. %%

Location:
Lincoln, NE

Founding Date:
1869

Team:
Cornhuskers

Enrollment:
22,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Grace Abbott
Activist
17-Nov-1878 19-Jun-1939 Advocate against child labor
James Abdnor
Politician
13-Feb-1923 16-May-2012 US Senator from South Dakota, 1981-87
Duane Acklie
Business
14-Nov-1931   Crete Carrier Corporation
John M. Allison
Diplomat
7-Apr-1905 28-Oct-1978 US Ambassador to Japan, 1953-57
Victor E. Anderson
Politician
30-Mar-1902 15-Aug-1962 Governor of Nebraska, 1955-59
Charles W. Battey
Business
c. 1932   CEO of Kinder Morgan Energy, 1989-94
George Beadle
Scientist
22-Oct-1903 9-Jun-1989 One gene, one enzyme theory
Doug Bereuter
Politician
6-Oct-1939   Congressman from Nebraska, 1979-2004
Bob Brown
Football
8-Dec-1941   NFL Hall of Famer
Herbert Brownell, Jr.
Government
20-Feb-1904 1-May-1996 US Attorney General, 1953-57
Lloyd Bucher
Military
1-Sep-1927 28-Jan-2004 Commander of USS Pueblo
Howard Homan Buffett
Business
13-Aug-1903 30-Apr-1964 Congressman, father of Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett
Business
30-Aug-1930   Billionaire in Omaha
Chris Carney
Politician
2-Mar-1959   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 2007-11
Johnny Carson
Talk Show Host
23-Oct-1925 23-Jan-2005 Longtime host of Tonight Show
Willa Cather
Novelist
7-Dec-1873 24-Apr-1947 O Pioneers!
Guy Chamberlin
Football
16-Jan-1894 4-Apr-1967 The Champ
John D. Clark
Economist
26-Sep-1884 6-Nov-1961 Council of Economic Advisers, 1946-53
Robert L. Cochran
Politician
28-Jan-1886 23-Feb-1963 Governor of Nebraska, 1935-41
James F. Cordes
Business
c. 1940   Former EVP, Coastal Corporation
Roger Craig
Football
10-Jul-1960   Former San Francisco 49ers RB
Donald J. Cram
Chemist
22-Apr-1919 17-Jun-2001 Synthesis of molecules
Eric Crouch
Football
16-Nov-1978   Winner, 2001 Heisman Trophy
James R. Curtiss
Attorney
20-Dec-1953   Nuclear lobbyist, Winston & Strawn
Jeffrey E. Curtiss
Business
c. 1948   CFO of Service Corporation Int'l., 2000-06
Hal Daub
Politician
23-Apr-1941   Mayor of Omaha, 1995-2001
James A. Davidson
Business
c. 1959   Silver Lake Partners
Jonathan M. Davis
Politician
27-Apr-1871 27-Jun-1943 Governor of Kansas, 1923-25
George H. Dern
Government
8-Sep-1872 27-Aug-1936 Governor of Utah, 1925-33
David Doyle
Actor
1-Dec-1929 26-Feb-1997 Bosley on Charlie's Angels
Timothy R. Eller
Business
?   CEO of Centex
Roger L. Fix
Business
c. 1953   CEO of Standex
W. Grant Gregory
Business
c. 1942   Chairman of Touche Ross, 1982-87
Dwight P. Griswold
Politician
27-Nov-1893 12-Apr-1954 Governor of Nebraska, 1941-47
Bo Gritz
Military
18-Jan-1939   Former Green Beret
Vin Gupta
Business
c. 1948   CEO, InfoUSA
Rabih Haddad
Religion
1960   Deported imam, purported terrorist
Brian L. Halla
Business
c. 1947   CEO of National Semiconductor
Stanley K. Hathaway
Politician
19-Jul-1924 4-Oct-2005 Governor of Wyoming, 1967-75
Mike G. Heavican
Judge
c. 1947   Nebraska Chief Justice
Alan J. Heeger
Physicist
22-Jan-1936   Metallic polymers
Stuart Heydt
Doctor
c. 1940   CEO of Geisinger Health System, 1991-2000
Arthur Hayden Hughes
Diplomat
25-Sep-1939   US Ambassador to Yemen, 1991-94
Bob Kerrey
Politician
27-Aug-1943   Governor and Senator from Nebraska
Philip M. Klutznick
Government
9-Jul-1907 14-Aug-1999 US Secretary of Commerce, 1980-81
Ted Kooser
Poet
25-Apr-1939   Poet Laureate of the United States
Tommy Lee
Drummer
3-Oct-1962   Mötley Crüe drummer
David N. McCammon
Business
c. 1935   VP and Treasurer of Ford, 1987-97
Samuel R. McKelvie
Politician
15-Apr-1881 6-Oct-1956 Governor of Nebraska, 1919-23
Adam McMullen
Politician
12-Jun-1872 2-Mar-1959 Governor of Nebraska, 1925-29
Jan Meyers
Politician
20-Jul-1928   Congresswoman from Kansas, 1985-97
James B. Milliken
Educator
c. 1957   President, University of Nebraska
Patsy Mink
Politician
6-Dec-1927 28-Sep-2002 Congresswoman from Hawaii
Ben Nelson
Politician
17-May-1941   US Senator from Nebraska
John Norman
Author
3-Jun-1931   Chronicles of Gor
Tom Osborne
Football
23-Feb-1937   Congressman from Nebraska, 2001-07
Ruth Bryan Owen
Politician
2-Oct-1885 26-Jul-1954 Congresswoman and Ambassador to Demark
Harvey Perlman
Educator
17-Jan-1942   Chancellor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
John J. Pershing
Military
13-Sep-1860 15-Jul-1948 General of the Armies of the United States
Val Peterson
Politician
18-Jul-1903 17-Oct-1983 Governor of Nebraska, 1947-53
Lawrence Phillips
Football
12-May-1975   Troubled former pro football player
Steven L. Polacek
Business
c. 1960   Opus Corporation
Roscoe Pound
Judge
27-Oct-1870 1-Jul-1964 Sociological jurisprudence
Warren Powers
Football
19-Feb-1941   Missouri Head Coach, 1978-84
Bogdan Raczynski
Electronic Musician
c. 1977   Boku Mo Wakaran
J. Lee Rankin
Government
7-Jul-1907 28-Jun-1996 US Solicitor General, 1956-61
Bernard W. Reznicek
Business
c. 1936   CEO of Boston Edison, 1987-94
William J. Riley
Judge
11-Mar-1947   8th Circuit Court of Appeals
Kim M. Robak
Politician
4-Oct-1955   Lt. Governor of Nebraska, 1993-99
Johnny Rodgers
Football
5-Jul-1951   Winner, 1972 Heisman Trophy
Mike Rozier
Football
1-Mar-1961   Houston Oilers running back
Mari Sandoz
Author
11-May-1896 10-Mar-1966 Crazy Horse
Andrew F. Schoeppel
Politician
23-Nov-1894 21-Jan-1962 Governor of Kansas, 1943-47
Rick Sheehy
Politician
3-Oct-1959   Lt. Governor of Nebraska, 2005-13
Adrian M. Smith
Politician
19-Dec-1970   Congressman, Nebraska 3rd
Virginia Smith
Politician
30-Jun-1911 23-Jan-2006 Congresswoman from Nebraska, 1975-91
David Sokol
Business
1956   CEO, MidAmerican Energy Holdings, 1993-2008
Frank Solich
Football
8-Sep-1944   Head Coach, Ohio University
Peter M. Sommerhauser
Attorney
28-Sep-1942   Partner, Godfrey & Kahn
Ted Sorensen
Attorney
8-May-1928 31-Oct-2010 Aide to JFK
Christopher Stasheff
Novelist
1944   The Warlock In Spite of Himself
Joel Stebbins
Astronomer
30-Jul-1878 16-Mar-1966 Photoelectric photometry
Lee Terry
Politician
29-Jan-1962   Congressman, Nebraska 2nd
Jim Thompson
Novelist
27-Sep-1906 7-Apr-1977 Heed the Thunder
Charles Thone
Politician
4-Jan-1924   Governor of Nebraska, 1979-83
Norbert T. Tiemann
Politician
18-Jul-1924 19-Jun-2012 Governor of Nebraska, 1967-71
Gabrielle Union
Actor
29-Oct-1972   Night Stalker
Arthur J. Weaver
Politician
18-Nov-1873 17-Oct-1945 Governor of Nebraska, 1929-31
Ken Wilber
Author
31-Jan-1949   Founder, Integral Institute
Evan Williams
Business
31-Mar-1972   Co-Founder of Twitter
Clayton K. Yeutter
Government
10-Dec-1930   US Secretary of Agriculture, 1989-91
Edward Zorinsky
Politician
11-Nov-1928 6-Mar-1987 US Senator from Nebraska, 1976-87

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bill Bass
Scientist
30-Aug-1928   Human decomposition
John W. Dower
Historian
21-Jun-1938   Embracing Defeat
Ted Kooser
Poet
25-Apr-1939   Poet Laureate of the United States
Cynthia H. Milligan
Educator
c. 1947   Dean, UNL College of Business Administration
James B. Milliken
Educator
c. 1957   President, University of Nebraska
Harvey Perlman
Educator
17-Jan-1942   Chancellor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
John J. Pershing
Military
13-Sep-1860 15-Jul-1948 General of the Armies of the United States
Roscoe Pound
Judge
27-Oct-1870 1-Jul-1964 Sociological jurisprudence
Karl Shapiro
Poet
10-Nov-1913 14-May-2000 Person, Place and Thing

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Donald F. Dillon
Business
c. 1940   Information Technology, Inc.
Randolph M. Ferlic
Doctor
17-Jul-1936   Thoracic surgeon
Dwight P. Griswold
Politician
27-Nov-1893 12-Apr-1954 Governor of Nebraska, 1941-47
Clifford M. Hardin
Government
9-Oct-1915 4-Apr-2010 US Secretary of Agriculture, 1969-71
Cynthia H. Milligan
Educator
c. 1947   Dean, UNL College of Business Administration
James B. Milliken
Educator
c. 1957   President, University of Nebraska
James Moeser
Educator
1939   Chancellor, UNC Chapel Hill
Harvey Perlman
Educator
17-Jan-1942   Chancellor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Val Peterson
Politician
18-Jul-1903 17-Oct-1983 Governor of Nebraska, 1947-53
Kim M. Robak
Politician
4-Oct-1955   Lt. Governor of Nebraska, 1993-99
Ronald W. Roskens
Business
11-Dec-1932   President, University of Nebraska, 1977-78
Steven B. Sample
Educator
29-Nov-1940   President, University of Southern California
Graham B. Spanier
Educator
18-Jul-1948   President, Penn State University, 1995-2011

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dana X. Bible
Football
8-Oct-1891 19-Jan-1980 Legendary Texas football coach
Bob Devaney
Football
13-Apr-1915 9-May-1997 Cornhuskers Head Coach, 1962-72
Tom Osborne
Football
23-Feb-1937   Congressman from Nebraska, 2001-07
Bo Pelini
Football
13-Dec-1967   Head Coach, Nebraska Cornhuskers
Warren Powers
Football
19-Feb-1941   Missouri Head Coach, 1978-84
Frank Solich
Football
8-Sep-1944   Head Coach, Ohio University
Fielding H. Yost
Football
30-Apr-1871 20-Apr-1946 Legendary UMich Head Coach


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