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Florida State University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1851 as Florida Seminary West of the Suwannee, became Florida State College for Women in 1901, university in 1947.

Location:
Tallahassee, FL

Founding Date:
1851

Team:
Seminoles

Enrollment:
37,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Art Agnos
Politician
1-Sep-1938   Mayor of San Francisco, 1988-92
Bob Allen
Politician
30-Sep-1958   Florida State Representative, 2000-08
Jason Altmire
Politician
7-Mar-1968   Congressman, Pennsylvania 4th
Reubin Askew
Politician
11-Sep-1928   Governor of Florida, 1971-79
Paul Azinger
Golf
6-Jan-1960   Winner, 1993 PGA Championship
James Bacchus
Politician
21-Jun-1949   Congressman from Florida, 1991-95
Dan Bakkedahl
Comic
18-Nov-1969   The Daily Show
Alan Ball
Screenwriter
13-May-1957   American Beauty
Sam Beam
Musician
26-Jul-1974   Iron & Wine
Kenneth B. Bell
Judge
20-Apr-1956   Justice, Florida Supreme Court
Fred Biletnikoff
Football
23-Feb-1943   Raiders WR, Hall of Famer
Susan H. Black
Judge
20-Oct-1943   11th Circuit Court of Appeals
Bruce Bochy
Baseball
16-Apr-1955   Manager, San Francisco Giants
Terry Bowden
Football
c. 1956   Auburn Tigers Head Coach, 1993-98
Allen Boyd
Politician
6-Jun-1945   Congressman from Florida, 1997-2011
Mack Brown
Football
27-Aug-1951   Head Coach, UT-Austin
Raoul G. Cantero III
Judge
1-Aug-1960   Justice, Florida Supreme Court
Mary Carey
Pornstar
15-Jun-1980   Porn star, ran for California Governor
Kathy Castor
Politician
20-Aug-1966   Congresswoman, Florida 11th
Thomas D. Clark, Jr.
Educator
c. 1941   Professor at LSU
Kenneth L. Connor
Activist
24-Apr-1947   President of the Family Research Council, 2000-03
Rita Coolidge
Singer
1-May-1944   The Delta Lady
Dave Cowens
Basketball
25-Oct-1948   NBA Hall of Famer
Charlie Crist
Politician
24-Jul-1956   Governor of Florida, 2007-11
Valerie Cruz
Actor
18-Jul-1976   Dr. Grace Santiago, Nip/Tuck
Paul E. Danielson
Judge
c. 1946   Justice, Arkansas Supreme Court
Casper Van Dien
Actor
18-Dec-1968   Watch Over Me
J. D. Drew
Baseball
20-Nov-1975   Boston Red Sox
Jaime Escalante
Educator
31-Dec-1930 30-Mar-2010 Celebrated high school calculus teacher
Luis Fonsi
Singer
15-Apr-1978   ¿Quién Te Dijo Eso?
Joanna Garcia
Actor
10-Aug-1979   Cheyenne Hart-Montgomery on Reba
Jay Garner
Military
15-Apr-1938   Ex-Director of Reconstruction of Iraq
Vince Gibson
Football
27-Mar-1933 10-Jan-2012 Former NCAA coach
Paul Gleason
Actor
4-May-1939 27-May-2006 The Breakfast Club
Parris Glendening
Politician
11-Jun-1942   Governor of Maryland, 1995-2003
Hubert Green
Golf
28-Dec-1946   Winner of 2 Majors
Kay Hagan
Politician
26-May-1953   US Senator from North Carolina
Cheryl Hines
Actor
21-Sep-1965   Curb Your Enthusiasm
Polly Holliday
Actor
2-Jul-1937   Somebody, kiss her grits already
Traylor Howard
Actor
14-Jun-1966   Natalie Teeger on Monk
Patricia Ireland
Activist
19-Oct-1945   NOW president, 1991-2001
Brad Johnson
Football
13-Sep-1968   Dallas Cowboys QB
Manuel H. Johnson
Economist
10-Feb-1949   Federal Reserve Governor, 1986-90
Walter Jones
Football
19-Jan-1974   Offensive Tackle, Seattle Seahawks
Donald E. Kiernan
Business
c. 1941   CFO of SBC, 1993-2001
Jeff Kottkamp
Politician
12-Nov-1960   Lt. Governor of Florida
Nancy Kulp
Actor
28-Aug-1921 3-Feb-1991 Miss Jane Hathaway on Beverly Hillbillies
Christine Lahti
Actor
4-Apr-1950   Dr. Kate Austin on Chicago Hope
Tony LaRussa
Baseball
4-Oct-1944   Manager, St. Louis Cardinals, 1996-2011
Joseph G. Licata, Jr.
Business
c. 1960   CEO of SER Solutions, Inc.
Mel Martinez
Government
23-Oct-1946   US Senator from Florida, 2005-09
Kenneth A. Minihan
Government
31-Dec-1943   NSA Director, 1996-99
Jim Morrison
Singer/Songwriter
8-Dec-1943 3-Jul-1971 Lead singer and songwriter, The Doors
Randy Moss
Football
13-Feb-1977   San Francisco 49ers WR
Jake Owen
Country Musician
28-Aug-1981   Barefoot Blue Jean Night
Kathleen Parker
Columnist
c. 1954   Washington Post columnist
Henry Polic II
Actor
20-Feb-1945   Jerry Silver on Webster
Buster Posey
Baseball
27-Mar-1987   San Francisco Giants
Bill Proenza
Scientist
c. 1945   Director, National Hurricane Center, 2007
Richard W. Rahn
Economist
c. 1941   The End of Money
Burt Reynolds
Actor
11-Feb-1936   Moustached Cannonball Run actor
Gary L. Rogers
Business
c. 1944   Vice Chairman of GE, 2001-03
Deion Sanders
Football
9-Aug-1967   Played in both NFL and MLB
Gary A. Sanders
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Wackenhut
Harry Sargeant III
Business
c. 1958   International Oil Trading Company
Richard P. Sergel
Business
c. 1950   CEO of National Grid USA, 2000-04
Sonny Shroyer
Actor
28-Aug-1935   Enos on The Dukes of Hazzard
Richard Simmons
Fitness Guru
12-Jul-1948   Flamboyant weight loss guru
Jeff Sluman
Golf
11-Sep-1957   Winner, 1988 PGA Championship
William G. Smith, Jr.
Business
c. 1953   Capital City Bank Group
Scott Stapp
Musician
8-Aug-1973   Singer for Creed
Orson Swindle
Government
8-Mar-1937   Federal Trade Commissioner, 1997-2005
Norman Thagard
Astronaut
3-Jul-1943   Shuttle astronaut
Hunter S. Thompson
Journalist
18-Jul-1937 20-Feb-2005 Gonzo journalist and author
Dina Titus
Politician
23-May-1950   Congresswoman from Nevada, 2009-11
Hansel E. Tookes II
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Raytheon Aircraft, 2000-02
James Towey
Government
c. 1955   Faith-Based Initiatives Czar, 2002-06
Robert Urich
Actor
16-Dec-1946 16-Apr-2002 Dan Tanna on Vega$
Charlie Ward
Basketball
12-Oct-1970   NY Knicks, also 1993 Heisman Trophy
Chris Weinke
Football
31-Jul-1972   Winner, 2000 Heisman Trophy
T. K. Wetherell
Politician
22-Dec-1945   President, Florida State University
Mark S. Wrighton
Educator
1949   Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
James M. Buchanan
Economist
2-Oct-1919 9-Jan-2013 Public Choice Theory
Robert Olen Butler
Author
20-Jan-1945   A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
Kenneth L. Connor
Activist
24-Apr-1947   President of the Family Research Council, 2000-03
Paul Dirac
Physicist
8-Aug-1902 20-Oct-1984 The Principles of Quantum Mechanics
Sir Harold Kroto
Chemist
7-Oct-1939   Co-Discovered fullerenes
Abba Lerner
Economist
28-Oct-1903 27-Oct-1982 The Economics of Control
Mo Mowlam
Politician
18-Sep-1949 19-Aug-2005 Former Labour MP
Robert S. Mulliken
Chemist
7-Jun-1896 31-Oct-1986 Molecular orbital theory
Victor Nuñez
Film Director
1945   Ulee's Gold
Pete Peterson
Diplomat
26-Jun-1935   US Ambassador to Vietnam, 1997-2001
Richard W. Rahn
Economist
c. 1941   The End of Money
Robert Schrieffer
Physicist
31-May-1931   BCS Theory of Superconductivity
Michael Shaara
Author
23-Jun-1929 5-May-1988 The Killer Angels
Norman Thagard
Astronaut
3-Jul-1943   Shuttle astronaut

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Thomas D. Clark, Jr.
Educator
c. 1941   Professor at LSU
John H. Dasburg
Business
c. 1943   CEO of ASTAR Air Cargo
Manuel A. Garcia III
Business
c. 1942   Burger King franchisee
Tom Petway
Business
c. 1941   Zurich Insurance Services, Inc.
Robert Schrieffer
Physicist
31-May-1931   BCS Theory of Superconductivity
James Towey
Government
c. 1955   Faith-Based Initiatives Czar, 2002-06
T. K. Wetherell
Politician
22-Dec-1945   President, Florida State University

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bobby Bowden
Football
8-Nov-1929   FSU Head Football Coach, 1976-2009
Tommy Bowden
Football
10-Jul-1954   Head Coach, Clemson University, 1999-2008
Mack Brown
Football
27-Aug-1951   Head Coach, UT-Austin
Joe Gibbs
Football
25-Nov-1940   NFL coach, NASCAR team owner
Vince Gibson
Football
27-Mar-1933 10-Jan-2012 Former NCAA coach
Leonard Hamilton
Basketball
c. 1949   FSU Head Coach
Don James
Football
31-Dec-1932   Huskies Head Coach, 1975-92
Bill Parcells
Football
22-Aug-1941   The Big Tuna
Mark Richt
Football
18-Feb-1960   Head Coach, UGA Bulldogs


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