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Cosmos Club

ORGANIZATION

Founded 1878.

Under a reciprocal arrangement, members of the Travellers Club are granted access.

Official Website:
http://www.cosmos-club.org/

Location:
Washington, DC

Founding Date:
1878

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
David Abshire
Government
11-Apr-1926   US Ambassador to NATO, 1983-87
John Atanasoff
Inventor
4-Oct-1903 15-Jun-1995 Atanasoff-Berry Computer
Harry Blackmun
Judge
12-Nov-1908 4-Mar-1999 US Supreme Court Justice, 1970-94
Louis D. Brandeis
Judge
13-Nov-1856 5-Oct-1941 US Supreme Court Justice, 1916-39
David Brinkley
Journalist
10-Jul-1920 11-Jun-2003 The Huntley-Brinkley Report
Wallace R. Brode
Chemist
12-Jun-1900 10-Aug-1974 Absorption spectra of dyes
Henry Billings Brown
Judge
2-Mar-1836 4-Sep-1913 US Supreme Court Justice, 1891-1906
Lester R. Brown
Activist
28-Mar-1934   Earth Policy Institute
Vannevar Bush
Scientist
11-Mar-1890 30-Jun-1974 Pre-internet visionary
Robert N. Butler
Doctor
21-Jan-1927 4-Jul-2010 Expert on aging
Chester A. Crocker
Government
29-Oct-1941   Asst. Secy. State, African Affairs, 1981-89
Michael DeBakey
Doctor
7-Sep-1908 11-Jul-2008 Father of cardiovascular surgery
Diana Lady Dougan
Diplomat
13-Jan-1943   Former US Ambassador
Gerald M. Edelman
Scientist
1-Jul-1929   Chemical structure of antibodies
John Hope Franklin
Historian
2-Jan-1915 25-Mar-2009 From Slavery to Freedom
Murray Gell-Mann
Physicist
15-Sep-1929   Quarks and strangeness
Georgie Anne Geyer
Journalist
2-Apr-1935   Foreign correspondent turned columnist
Riccardo Giacconi
Astronomer
6-Oct-1931   Discovered cosmic X-ray sources
William C. Gorgas
Doctor
3-Oct-1854 3-Jul-1920 Malaria and yellow fever
Christian Herter, Jr.
Government
29-Jan-1919 16-Sep-2007 First Chairman, New York Urban Coalition
Thomas L. Hughes
Government
?   Carnegie Endowment for Int'l Peace
Zora Neale Hurston
Novelist
7-Jan-1891 28-Jan-1960 Their Eyes Were Watching God
Robert Keeley
Diplomat
4-Sep-1929   US Ambassador to Greece, 1985-89
John F. Kennedy
Head of State
29-May-1917 22-Nov-1963 35th US President, 1961-63
Walter Lippmann
Journalist
23-Sep-1889 14-Dec-1974 Today and Tomorrow
John V. Lombardi
Educator
1942   President, Louisiana State University
Alan D. Lourie
Judge
13-Jan-1935   US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Gerald S. McGowan
Attorney
3-Sep-1946   US Ambassador to Portugal, 1998-2001
Robert S. Mulliken
Chemist
7-Jun-1896 31-Oct-1986 Molecular orbital theory
David G. Newton
Diplomat
13-Nov-1935   US Ambassador to Iraq, 1984-88
Phyllis E. Oakley
Government
1934   Assistant Secy. of State for Intelligence, 1997-99
Richard B. Parker
Diplomat
3-Jul-1923 7-Jan-2011 US Ambassador to Morocco, 1978-79
John Wesley Powell
Geologist
24-Mar-1834 23-Sep-1902 Exploration of the Colorado River
Larry Pressler
Politician
29-Mar-1942   US Senator from South Dakota, 1979-97
Walt Rostow
Government
7-Oct-1916 13-Feb-2003 National Security Advisor, 1966-69
Antonin Scalia
Judge
11-Mar-1936   US Supreme Court Justice
Herbert Stein
Economist
27-Aug-1916 8-Sep-1999 Economic adviser for Nixon
Ambrose Swasey
Business
19-Dec-1846 15-Jun-1937 Warner and Swasey Company and Observatory
Merle Tuve
Physicist
27-Jun-1901 20-May-1982 Proximity fuse
Harold C. Urey
Chemist
29-Apr-1893 5-Jan-1981 Discovered Deuterium
Edward O. Wilson
Biologist
10-Jun-1929   Father of Sociobiology


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