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City College of New York

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Part of the City University of New York System.

Location:
New York City

Founding Date:
1847

Motto:
Respice, Adspice, Prospice

Team:
Beavers

Enrollment:
13,000

Official Website:
http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Cleveland Abbe
Physicist
3-Dec-1838 28-Oct-1916 America's first weatherman
Joey Adams
Comic
6-Jan-1911 2-Dec-1999 Borscht Belt comedian
Joseph P. Addabbo
Politician
17-Mar-1925 10-Apr-1986 Congressman from New York, 1961-86
Fred E. Ahlert
Composer
19-Sep-1892 20-Oct-1953 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
Irwin Allen
Film/TV Producer
12-Jun-1916 2-Nov-1991 The Master of Disaster
Woody Allen
Film Director
1-Dec-1935   Annie Hall
Néstor Almendros
Cinematographer
30-Oct-1930 4-Mar-1992 Mauvaise Conduite
David Antin
Artist
1-Feb-1932   Improv artist, talk poet
Kenneth J. Arrow
Economist
23-Aug-1921   Social Choice and Individual Values
Howard I. Atkins
Business
c. 1950   CFO of Wells Fargo, 2001-11
Robert J. Aumann
Economist
8-Jun-1930   Game theorist
Julius Axelrod
Chemist
30-May-1912 29-Dec-2004 Research of neurotransmitters
Dr. Michael Baden
Doctor
1934   Forensic pathologist on HBO's Autopsy
Herman Badillo
Politician
21-Aug-1929   Congressman from New York, 1971-77
Bernard M. Baruch
Business
19-Aug-1870 20-Jun-1965 Coined the term Cold War
Eleanor Baum
Educator
c. 1939   Dean of Engineering, Cooper Union
Abraham D. Beame
Politician
20-Mar-1906 10-Feb-2001 Mayor of New York City, 1974-77
Daniel Bell
Sociologist
10-May-1919 25-Jan-2011 The End of Ideology
Gerald A. Benjamin
Business
c. 1953   CAO of Henry Schein
Matthew A. Berdon
Business
31-Jul-1919 27-Mar-2010 Senior Partner, F. B. & Co.
Arthur Berger
Composer
15-May-1912 7-Oct-2003 Ideas of Order
Alexander Bickel
Scholar
17-Dec-1924 7-Nov-1974 The Least Dangerous Branch
Leslie S. Biller
Business
c. 1948   COO of Wells Fargo, 1998-2002
Henry E. Bliss
Curator
29-Jan-1870 9-Aug-1955 Bliss Classification System
Kurtis Blow
Rapper
9-Aug-1959   The Breaks
Julie Bovasso
Actor
1-Aug-1930 14-Sep-1991 Saturday Night Fever
E. R. Braithwaite
Novelist
27-Jun-1912   To Sir, with Love
Peter J. Brennan
Government
24-May-1918 2-Oct-1996 US Secretary of Labor, 1973-75
Abelardo E. Bru
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Frito-Lay, 1999-2004
Abe Burrows
Playwright
18-Dec-1910 17-May-1985 Co-Author, Guys and Dolls
Irving Caesar
Songwriter
4-Jul-1895 17-Dec-1996 Tea for Two
Rosalind Cash
Actor
31-Dec-1938 31-Oct-1995 The Omega Man
Robert B. Catell
Business
1-Feb-1937   CEO of KeySpan, 1998-2007
Paddy Chayefsky
Playwright
29-Jan-1923 1-Aug-1981 Network
William L. Chenevich
Business
c. 1944   Vice Chairman of Technology, US Bancorp
Herman Cohen
Diplomat
10-Feb-1932   US Ambassador to Senegal, Gambia 1977-80
Joel J. Cohen
Attorney
c. 1937   Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette
Larry Cohen
Film Director
15-Jul-1938   The Stuff
Morris Raphael Cohen
Philosopher
25-Jul-1880 28-Jan-1947 Reason and Nature
Luis Cortes
Religion
c. 1958   Esperanza USA
Herbert Croly
Author
23-Jan-1869 17-May-1930 The Promise of American Life
Julie Dash
Film Director
22-Oct-1952   Daughters of the Dust
Persi Diaconis
Mathematician
31-Jan-1945   Science of random numbers
John M. Dionisio
Business
c. 1949   CEO of AECOM Technology
Ervin Drake
Songwriter
3-Apr-1919   It Was a Very Good Year
Hector Elizondo
Actor
22-Dec-1936   Dr. Neven Bell on Monk
George Fellows
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Callaway Golf Company
Felix Frankfurter
Judge
15-Nov-1882 22-Feb-1965 US Supreme Court Justice, 1939-62
Robert Garcia
Politician
9-Jan-1933   Congressman from New York, 1978-90
Joel F. Gemunder
Business
1939   President of Omnicare
Ira Gershwin
Songwriter
6-Dec-1896 17-Aug-1983 They Can't Take That Away from Me
Robert Ginty
Actor
14-Nov-1948 21-Sep-2009 The Exterminator
Nathan Glazer
Pundit
25-Feb-1923   Co-Editor, The Public Interest
George Goethals
Architect
29-Jun-1858 21-Jan-1928 Creator of the Panama Canal
Paul Goodman
Anarchist
9-Sep-1911 2-Aug-1972 Growing Up Absurd
Eydie Gorme
Musician
16-Aug-1931   Blame it on the Bossa Nova
Andy Grove
Business
2-Sep-1936   CEO of Intel, 1987-98
Luis Guzmán
Actor
28-Aug-1956   Ramon on John From Cincinnati
E. Y. Harburg
Songwriter
8-Apr-1896 4-Mar-1981 The Wizard of Oz
Henry Harland
Novelist
1-Mar-1861 20-Dec-1905 The Cardinal's Snuff-box
Herbert A. Hauptman
Mathematician
14-Feb-1917 23-Oct-2011 X-ray diffraction studies
Roger Hertog
Business
c. 1941   Reinvented The New York Sun
Johnny Hines
Actor
25-Jul-1895 24-Oct-1970 Silent film comedian
Judd Hirsch
Actor
15-Mar-1935   Taxi
Herman Hollerith
Inventor
29-Feb-1860 17-Nov-1929 Invented the punchcard
Red Holzman
Basketball
10-Aug-1920 13-Nov-1998 NY Knicks Head Coach, 1957-82
Sidney Hook
Philosopher
20-Dec-1902 12-Jul-1989 Pragmatist
Irving Howe
Critic
11-Jun-1920 5-May-1993 Editor of Dissent
Roy Innis
Activist
6-Jun-1934   Congress of Racial Equality
Sam Jaffe
Actor
10-Mar-1891 24-Mar-1984 Gunga Din
Robert E. Kahn
Scientist
23-Dec-1938   Co-Inventor, Internet's TCP-IP protocol
Bernard Kalb
Journalist
4-Feb-1922   CBS and NBC news correspondent
Marvin Kalb
Journalist
9-Jun-1930   CBS and NBC news correspondent
Stanley H. Kaplan
Business
24-May-1919 23-Aug-2009 Developed SAT study aids
Jerome Karle
Chemist
18-Jun-1918   X-Ray diffraction studies
Alfred Kazin
Critic
5-Jun-1915 5-Jun-1998 On Native Grounds
Michael Kidd
Choreographer
12-Aug-1915 23-Dec-2007 Award-winning choreographer
Ed Koch
Politician
12-Dec-1924 1-Feb-2013 Mayor of New York City, 1978-89
Richard J. Kogan
Business
6-Jun-1941   CEO of Schering-Plough, 1996-2003
Arthur Kornberg
Scientist
3-Mar-1918 26-Oct-2007 Synthesized DNA
Paul Krassner
Author
9-Apr-1932   Editor, The Realist
Irving Kristol
Columnist
22-Jan-1920 18-Sep-2009 Influential neocon
Stanley Kubrick
Film Director
26-Jul-1928 7-Mar-1999 2001: A Space Odyssey
Melvin J. Lasky
Journalist
15-Jan-1920 19-May-2004 Editor of journal Encounter
Ralph Lauren
Fashion Designer
14-Oct-1939   Founder, Polo Ralph Lauren
Marc Lawrence
Actor
17-Feb-1910 28-Nov-2005 Prolific character actor
Leon M. Lederman
Physicist
15-Jul-1922   Researcher of neutrinos
Len Lesser
Actor
3-Dec-1922 16-Feb-2011 Uncle Leo on Seinfeld
Kenneth Levy
Business
c. 1941   Founder of KLA Instruments
Oscar Lewis
Anthropologist
25-Dec-1914 16-Dec-1970 Culture of Poverty
Seymour M. Lipset
Sociologist
18-Mar-1922 31-Dec-2006 American Exceptionalism
Frank Loesser
Composer
29-Jun-1910 28-Jul-1969 Guys and Dolls
Bernard Malamud
Author
26-Apr-1914 18-Mar-1986 The Fixer
Edward B. Marks
Songwriter
28-Nov-1865 17-Dec-1945 My Mother Was a Lady
John Marley
Actor
17-Oct-1907 22-May-1984 Godfather horsehead recipient
Ross Martin
Actor
22-Mar-1920 3-Jul-1981 Artemus Gordon on Wild Wild West
Abraham Maslow
Psychologist
1-Apr-1908 8-Jun-1970 Hierarchy of Needs
Jackie Mason
Comic
9-Jun-1934   The World According to Me!
Arno J. Mayer
Historian
19-Jun-1926   Marxist Jew, quasi-revisionist
Butterfly McQueen
Actor
7-Jan-1911 22-Dec-1995 Gone with the Wind
Dick Miller
Actor
25-Dec-1928   A Bucket of Blood
Henry Miller
Novelist
26-Dec-1891 7-Jun-1980 Tropic of Cancer
Mark E. Mlotek
Business
c. 1956   EVP at Henry Schein
Arnold Moss
Actor
28-Jan-1910 15-Dec-1989 My Favorite Spy
Zero Mostel
Actor
28-Feb-1915 8-Sep-1977 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Politician
16-Mar-1927 26-Mar-2003 US Senator from New York, 1977-2001
Lewis Mumford
Historian
19-Oct-1895 26-Jan-1990 Technics and Civilization
Barnett Newman
Painter
29-Jan-1905 4-Jul-1970 Abstract expressionist
Jean Nidetch
Business
12-Oct-1923   Weight Watchers founder
Arno Penzias
Astronomer
26-Apr-1933   Detected primordial radiation
Brock Peters
Actor
2-Jul-1927 23-Aug-2005 To Kill a Mockingbird
Leo Pfeffer
Scholar
25-Dec-1910 4-Jun-1993 Religious liberty scholar, attorney
Adam Clayton Powell
Politician
29-Nov-1908 4-Apr-1972 Congressman from New York, 1945-71
Colin Powell
Government
5-Apr-1937   US Secretary of State, 2001-05
A. Philip Randolph
Activist
15-Apr-1889 16-May-1979 20th century civil rights leader
Emmett J. Rice
Economist
21-Dec-1919 10-Mar-2011 Federal Reserve Governor, 1979-86
Edward G. Robinson
Actor
12-Dec-1893 26-Jan-1973 Key Largo
Julius Rosenberg
Spy
12-May-1918 19-Jun-1953 Leaked atomic bomb secrets to USSR
Abe Rosenthal
Journalist
2-May-1922 10-May-2006 NY Times Executive Editor, 1977-86
Judith Rossner
Novelist
31-Mar-1935 9-Aug-2005 Looking for Mr. Goodbar
Henry Roth
Author
8-Feb-1906 13-Oct-1995 Call It Sleep
Bayard Rustin
Activist
17-Mar-1910 24-Aug-1987 Organized the 1963 March on Washington
Jonas Salk
Scientist
28-Oct-1914 23-Jun-1995 Discoverer of the first polio vaccine
Sidney Salkow
Film Director
16-Jun-1909 18-Oct-2000 Twice-Told Tales
Herbert Sandler
Philanthropist
16-Nov-1931   Golden West Financial
Sapphire
Novelist
4-Aug-1950   Push
Robert Scheer
Columnist
4-Apr-1936   Former L.A. Times columnist
Richard Schiff
Actor
27-May-1955   The West Wing
Herbert I. Schiller
Author
5-Nov-1919 29-Jan-2000 Mass Communications and American Empire
Frank Schlesinger
Astronomer
11-May-1871 10-Jul-1943 Stellar parallaxes
Daniel Schorr
Journalist
31-Aug-1916 23-Jul-2010 Veteran journalist, Nixon enemy
Bernard L. Schwartz
Business
12-Dec-1926   CEO of Loral Corporation, 1972-2006
Julius Schwartz
Cartoonist
19-Jun-1915 8-Feb-2004 Silver Age comics pioneer
Julian Schwinger
Physicist
12-Feb-1918 16-Jul-1994 Quantum electrodynamics
Terry Semel
Business
24-Feb-1943   CEO of Yahoo, 2001-07
Ben Shahn
Painter
12-Sep-1898 14-Mar-1969 American Social Realist painter
Gabourey Sidibe
Actor
6-May-1983   Precious
Russell Simmons
Business
4-Oct-1957   Def Jam Records
Upton Sinclair
Novelist
20-Sep-1878 25-Nov-1968 The Jungle
Alexander Smallens
Conductor
1-Jan-1889 24-Nov-1972 Russian-born American conductor
Morton Sobell
Criminal
11-Apr-1917   Rosenbergs Co-Defendant
Norman Spinrad
Author
15-Sep-1940   SF author, Little Heroes
William Steig
Cartoonist
14-Nov-1907 3-Oct-2003 Shrek, The New Yorker
Joseph Stein
Playwright
30-May-1912 24-Oct-2010 Fiddler on the Roof librettist
Sy Sternberg
Business
24-Jun-1943   CEO of New York Life
Keith Sweat
Musician
22-Jul-1961   Make It Last Forever
Jean Toomer
Author
26-Dec-1894 30-Mar-1967 Cane
Martin Turchin
Business
c. 1942   Vice Chairman of CB Richard Ellis
Robert F. Wagner, Sr.
Politician
8-Jun-1877 4-May-1953 US Senator from New York, 1927-49
Robert Walden
Actor
25-Sep-1943   Joe Rossi on Lou Grant
Eli Wallach
Actor
7-Dec-1915   The Magnificent Seven
Eric Walrond
Author
18-Dec-1898 8-Aug-1966 Tropic Death
Wendy Wasserstein
Playwright
18-Oct-1950 30-Jan-2006 The Heidi Chronicles
Murray L. Weidenbaum
Economist
10-Feb-1927   Council of Economic Advisers, 1981-82
Allen Weinstein
Historian
1-Sep-1937   US National Archivist
Walter White
Activist
1-Jul-1893 21-Mar-1955 Worked against lynchings
Cornel Wilde
Actor
13-Oct-1915 16-Oct-1989 A Song to Remember
Grant Williams
Actor
18-Aug-1930 28-Jul-1985 The Incredible Shrinking Man
Albert Wohlstetter
Author
19-Dec-1913 10-Jan-1997 Nuclear strategist
Bertram D. Wolfe
Historian
19-Jan-1896 21-Feb-1977 Three Who Made a Revolution
Boaz Yakin
Screenwriter
20-Jun-1966   Remember the Titans
Herbert S. Zim
Author
12-Jul-1909 5-Dec-1994 Golden Guides

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Laurie Anderson
Performance Artist
5-Jun-1947   Tape bow violinist and performance artist
Toni Cade Bambara
Novelist
25-Mar-1939 9-Dec-1995 Gorilla, My Love
Anthony Burgess
Novelist
25-Feb-1917 25-Nov-1993 A Clockwork Orange
William S. Burroughs
Author
5-Feb-1914 2-Aug-1997 Naked Lunch
Jerome Charyn
Novelist
13-May-1937   The Good Policeman
Kenneth B. Clark
Psychologist
14-Jul-1914 1-May-2005 Studied the effects of prejudice on children
Morris Raphael Cohen
Philosopher
25-Jul-1880 28-Jan-1947 Reason and Nature
Mario Davidovsky
Composer
4-Mar-1934   Synchronisms
Gordon Gould
Physicist
17-Jul-1920 16-Sep-2005 Invented the laser, arguably
Todd Holoubek
Actor
10-Sep-1969   The State
bell hooks
Sociologist
9-Sep-1952   Ain't I A Woman
Leonard Jeffries
Scholar
19-Jan-1937   Controversial blackademic
Michio Kaku
Physicist
24-Jan-1947   String Theory
Arthur Kopit
Playwright
10-May-1937   Mama's Hung You in the Closet
Leonard P. Liggio
Scholar
5-Jul-1933   Libertarian
Edward W. Strong
Educator
1901 13-Jan-1990 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1961-65
James Toback
Film Director
23-Nov-1944   The Pick-up Artist

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Henry E. Bliss
Curator
29-Jan-1870 9-Aug-1955 Bliss Classification System
Robert B. Catell
Business
1-Feb-1937   CEO of KeySpan, 1998-2007


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