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RAND Corporation

ORGANIZATION

Nonprofit organization founded in Santa Monica, California on May 14, 1948. The name RAND is a contraction of the words research and development.

Official Website:
http://www.rand.org/

Founding Date:
15-May-1948

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ken Adelman
Diplomat
9-Jun-1946   Deputy US Ambassador to the UN, 1981-83
Graham T. Allison
Scholar
23-Mar-1940   Kennedy School of Government
Dan Ariely
Economist
29-Apr-1968   The Upside of Irrationality
Hap Arnold
Military
25-Jun-1886 15-Jan-1950 Commander, US Army Air Corps, WWII
Kenneth J. Arrow
Economist
23-Aug-1921   Social Choice and Individual Values
Norman Augustine
Business
27-Jul-1935   CEO of Martin Marietta, 1996-97
Paul Baran
Engineer
29-Apr-1926 26-Mar-2011 Packet-sharing in computer communications
Carl Bildt
Head of State
15-Jul-1949   Foreign Minister of Sweden
David H. Blackwell
Mathematician
24-Apr-1919 8-Jul-2010 Bayesian statistics
John Brademas
Politician
2-Mar-1927   Congressman from Indiana, 1959-81
L. Paul Bremer
Government
30-Sep-1941   Director of the Iraq Provisional Authority
Arthur C. Brooks
Author
21-May-1964   Gross National Happiness
Harold Brown
Government
19-Sep-1927   US Secretary of Defense, 1977-81
Ronald W. Burkle
Business
c. 1953   Supermarket Billionaire
Richard R. Burt
Diplomat
3-Feb-1947   US Ambassador to Germany, 1985-89
Frank Carlucci
Government
18-Oct-1930   US Secretary of Defense, 1987-89
Steven C. Clemons
Pundit
1962   Senior Fellow, New America Foundation
Samuel T. Cohen
Physicist
25-Jan-1921 28-Nov-2010 Neutron bomb
Stephen P. Cohen
Scholar
c. 1946   Foreign policy analyst
Lovida H. Coleman, Jr.
Attorney
21-May-1949   Partner, Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan
William T. Coleman, Jr.
Government
7-Jul-1920   US Secretary of Transportation, 1975-77
Gary L. Countryman
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Liberty Mutual, 1986-98
Robert Curvin
Activist
23-Feb-1934   Former Black Power activist
Kenneth W. Dam
Government
10-Aug-1932   Deputy Treasury Secretary, 2001-03
Butler Derrick
Politician
30-Sep-1936   Congressman from South Carolina, 1975-95
Peter Diamond
Economist
29-Apr-1940   Diamond paradox in economics
James F. Dobbins
Diplomat
31-May-1942   US Ambassador to the EU, 1991-93
Donald W. Douglas
Business
6-Apr-1892 1-Feb-1981 Founder of Douglas Aircraft Co.
George C. Eads
Economist
20-Aug-1942   Council of Economic Advisers, 1979-81
Otto Eckstein
Economist
1-Aug-1927 22-Mar-1984 Council of Economic Advisers, 1964-66
Luigi R. Einaudi
Diplomat
1-Mar-1936   Secy. General of the OAS, 2004-05
Daniel Ellsberg
Government
7-Apr-1931   Pentagon Papers source
Kenneth Feinberg
Government
23-Oct-1945   Pay Czar for TARP and Gulf of Mexico disaster
Matt Fong
Government
20-Nov-1953 1-Jun-2011 Strategic Advisory Group
William Friedman
Scientist
24-Sep-1891 12-Nov-1969 Cryptography pioneer
Francis Fukuyama
Author
27-Oct-1952   The End of History and the Last Man
Christopher B. Galvin
Business
21-Mar-1950   CEO of Motorola, 1995-2003
Timothy F. Geithner
Government
18-Aug-1961   US Secretary of the Treasury
Murray Gell-Mann
Physicist
15-Sep-1929   Quarks and strangeness
Sam Ginn
Business
c. 1938   CEO of Airtouch Communications, 1993-99
Frederick W. Gluck
Business
c. 1935   Vice Chairman of Bechtel, 1994-98
Dan Gorlin
Computer Programmer
c. 1956   Choplifter
Alan Greenspan
Economist
6-Mar-1926   Federal Reserve Chairman, 1987-2006
Pedro José Greer, Jr.
Doctor
15-Jun-1956   Gastroenterologist, RAND Trustee
Zvi Griliches
Economist
12-Sep-1930 4-Nov-1999 Technology, Education, and Productivity
Joseph A. Grundfest
Attorney
8-Sep-1951   Stanford law professor
Rita E. Hauser
Activist
12-Jul-1934   Former Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
James J. Heckman
Economist
19-Apr-1944   Statistical analysis of individual and household behavior
James D. Hodgson
Government
3-Dec-1915   US Secretary of Labor, 1970-73
Karen Elliott House
Journalist
7-Dec-1947   Publisher, Wall Street Journal, 2002-06
Douglas G. Houser
Attorney
11-Jul-1935   Partner, Bullivant Houser Bailey
Jen-Hsun Huang
Business
17-Feb-1963   CEO of NVIDIA
Shirley Hufstedler
Judge
24-Aug-1925   US Secretary of Education, 1979-81
Robert E. Hunter
Diplomat
c. 1940   US Ambassador to NATO, 1993-98
Suzanne Nora Johnson
Business
14-May-1957   Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs, 2004-07
Herman Kahn
Scholar
15-Feb-1922 7-Jul-1983 Hudson Institute founder
Paul G. Kaminski
Military
16-Sep-1942   CEO of Technovation, Inc.
Arnold Kanter
Government
27-Feb-1945 10-Apr-2010 Under Secy. of State for Political Affairs, 1991-93
Bruce Karatz
Business
1945   CEO of KB Home, 1986-2006
Karen L. Katen
Business
1948   Senior Pfizer executive
Lydia H. Kennard
Business
c. 1954   Los Angeles World Airports
Zalmay Khalilzad
Diplomat
22-Mar-1951   US Ambassador to the UN, 2007-09
Philip Lader
Government
1946   US Ambassador to the UK, 1997-2001
David M. Lawrence
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Kaiser KHFP, 1991-2002
Curtis LeMay
Military
15-Nov-1906 1-Oct-1990 USAF General
Abba Lerner
Economist
28-Oct-1903 27-Oct-1982 The Economics of Control
Arthur Levitt
Business
3-Feb-1931   SEC Chairman, 1993-2001
Lewis Libby
Government
22-Aug-1950   Cheney's former Chief of Staff
Alfred Lee Loomis
Physicist
4-Nov-1887 1-Aug-1975 Millionaire scientist
Harry M. Markowitz
Economist
24-Aug-1927   Portfolio theory
Walter E. Massey
Business
5-Apr-1938   Morehouse College president, physicist
Mark McClellan
Government
26-Jun-1963   Medicare Chief
K. T. McFarland
Government
1952   Former Kissinger staffer
Edward McGaffigan
Government
8-Dec-1948 2-Sep-2007 NRC Commissioner, 1996-2007
Ann Dore McLaughlin
Government
16-Nov-1941   US Secretary of Labor, 1987-89
Edwin M. McMillan
Physicist
18-Sep-1907 7-Sep-1991 Discovered neptunium and plutonium
Newton N. Minow
Government
17-Jan-1926   FCC Chairman, 1961-63
Lloyd N. Morrisett
Administrator
2-Nov-1929   President, Markle Foundation, 1969-98
John Nash
Mathematician
13-Jun-1928   Schizophrenic game theorist
Hassan Nemazee
Business
27-Jan-1950   Nemazee Capital Corporation
Joseph P. Newhouse
Economist
24-Feb-1942   Rand economist, Harvard professor
William Niskanen
Administrator
13-Mar-1933 26-Oct-2011 Chairman of the Cato Institute
Lauris Norstad
Military
24-Mar-1907 12-Sep-1988 Supreme Allied Commander, 1956-63
Paul O'Neill
Government
4-Dec-1935   US Treasury Secretary, 2001-02
James E. Oberg
Historian
7-Nov-1944   Space exploration historian
Michel Oksenberg
Scholar
12-Oct-1938 22-Feb-2001 Leading sinologist
Ronald L. Olson
Attorney
1941   Munger Tolles & Olson
Amy Pascal
Business
1959   Sony Pictures co-chairman
Edmund S. Phelps
Economist
26-Jul-1933   Golden Rules of Economic Growth
Percy A. Pierre
Educator
3-Jan-1939   President, Prairie View A&M University, 1983-89
Patricia S. Pineda
Business
c. 1952   General Counsel, Toyota Motors NA
Kenneth S. Pitzer
Chemist
6-Jan-1914 26-Dec-1997 President of Rice University, 1961-68
John Edward Porter
Politician
1-Jun-1935   Congressman from Illinois, 1980-2001
Michael Powell
Government
23-Mar-1963   FCC Chairman 2001-05, Colin Powell's son
John Raisian
Economist
c. 1953   Director, Hoover Institution
John S. Reed
Business
1939   CEO of Citibank, 1984-2000
Frederick Reines
Physicist
16-Mar-1918 26-Aug-1998 Co-Discover of the neutrino
Condoleezza Rice
Government
14-Nov-1954   US Secretary of State, 2005-09
Donald B. Rice
Business
4-Jun-1939   Secretary of the US Air Force, 1989-93
James E. Rohr
Business
18-Oct-1948   CEO of PNC Financial
Donald Rumsfeld
Government
9-Jul-1932   US Secretary of Defense, 1975-77 and 2001-06
Gary Samore
Government
31-Mar-1953   White House WMD Czar
Thomas C. Schelling
Economist
14-Apr-1921   The Strategy of Conflict
James R. Schlesinger
Government
15-Feb-1929   Served Nixon, Ford, Carter
William F. Sharpe
Economist
16-Jun-1934   Capital asset pricing model
Martin Shubik
Economist
24-Mar-1926   Economist and game theorist
William E. B. Siart
Business
c. 1946   Former CEO, First Interstate Bancorp
Walter B. Slocombe
Government
23-Sep-1941   Defense analyst
Richard H. Solomon
Diplomat
1937   President of US Institute For Peace
Patrick Soon-Shiong
Business
1952   Founder, Abraxis BioScience
Jerry I. Speyer
Business
23-Jun-1940   Tishman Speyer Properties
Dennis Stanfill
Business
1-Apr-1927   CEO of 20th Century Fox, 1971-81
Frank Stanton
Business
20-Mar-1908 24-Dec-2006 President of CBS, 1946-73
James B. Steinberg
Government
7-May-1953   Deputy Secretary of State
Ivan Sutherland
Engineer
16-May-1938   Father of computer graphics
Donald W. Tang
Business
c. 1963   Vice Chairman of Bear Stearns
Ratan N. Tata
Business
28-Dec-1937   Chairman of Tata Group
James A. Thomson
Administrator
21-Jan-1945   President and CEO, Rand Corporation
Murray Turoff
Scientist
13-Feb-1936   Computer conferencing and instant messaging
John P. White
Government
27-Feb-1937   US Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1995-97
Oliver E. Williamson
Economist
27-Sep-1932   Transaction cost economics
James Q. Wilson
Scholar
27-May-1931 2-Mar-2012 The Moral Sense
Frank G. Wisner
Diplomat
1938   US Ambassador to India, 1994-97
Albert Wohlstetter
Author
19-Dec-1913 10-Jan-1997 Nuclear strategist
Leona Woods
Physicist
9-Aug-1919 10-Nov-1986 Physicist at University of Chicago
Walter B. Wriston
Business
3-Aug-1919 19-Jan-2005 CEO of Citibank, 1967-84


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