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Auburn University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded by the Methodist church in 1856 as East Alabama Male College. Donated to the State of Alabama in 1872 and renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama, in 1899 the Alabama Polytechnic Institute, in 1960 to Auburn University.

Location:
Auburn, AL

Founding Date:
1-Feb-1856

Team:
The Tigers

Enrollment:
23,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
William Andrews
Football
25-Dec-1955   Former Atlanta Falcons RB
Spencer Bachus
Politician
28-Dec-1947   Congressman, Alabama 6th
Charles Barkley
Basketball
20-Feb-1963   NBA player scored over 23,000 points
Jere Beasley
Politician
12-Dec-1935   Lt. Governor of Alabama, 1970-78
Bobby Bright
Politician
7-Jul-1952   Congressman from Alabama, 2009-11
John W. Brown
Business
c. 1934   Chairman of Stryker
Jimmy Buffett
Singer/Songwriter
25-Dec-1946   Margaritaville
Ronald D. Castille
Judge
16-Mar-1944   Pennsylvania Chief Justice
John P. Cole, Jr.
Attorney
12-Jan-1930   Telecommunications attorney
Timothy D. Cook
Business
1-Nov-1960   CEO of Apple
Edwin M. Crawford
Business
c. 1949   CEO of Caremark Rx, 1998-2007
Lester Crawford
Government
13-Mar-1938   FDA Commissioner, 2005
Ralph S. Cunningham
Business
c. 1941   CEO of CITGO, 1995-97
Vince Dooley
Football
4-Sep-1932   Georgia Bulldogs Head Coach, 1964-88
Ronald M. Dykes
Business
c. 1946   CFO of BellSouth, 1995-2005
William P. Fricks
Business
c. 1944   CEO of Newport News Shipbuilding, 1995-2001
Rowdy Gaines
Swimmer
17-Feb-1959   Three Olympic gold medals in 1984
Sam Ginn
Business
c. 1938   CEO of Airtouch Communications, 1993-99
Bobby Goldsboro
Singer/Songwriter
18-Jan-1941   Honey
Roger R. Hemminghaus
Business
c. 1936   CEO of Ultramar Diamond Shamrock, 1996-98
Taylor Hicks
Singer
7-Oct-1976   American Idol in 2006
Josh Hopkins
Actor
12-Sep-1970   Grayson Ellis on Cougar Town
J. Gorman Houston, Jr.
Judge
11-Mar-1933   Justice, AL Supreme Court, 1985-2005
Tim Hudson
Baseball
14-Jul-1975   Atlanta Braves starting pitcher
L. Phillip Humann
Business
1946   CEO of SunTrust Banks, 1998-2006
Bo Jackson
Baseball
30-Nov-1962   Bo Knows
Victoria Jackson
Comic
2-Aug-1959   Saturday Night Live
Fob James
Politician
15-Sep-1934   Twice Governor of Alabama
Leslie F. Kenne
Military
c. 1949   Retired Lt. General, US Air Force
Oliver D. Kingsley, Jr.
Business
c. 1942   President and COO of Exelon, 2003-04
Joseph B. Leonard
Business
c. 1943   CEO of AirTran Holdings, 1999-2007
Charles D. McCrary
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Alabama Power Company
C. Steven McMillan
Business
c. 1946   CEO of Sara Lee, 2000-05
Harold Melton
Judge
25-Sep-1966   Justice, Georgia Supreme Court
Carl E. Mundy, Jr.
Military
16-Jul-1935   USMC Commandant, 1991-95
Richard Myers
Military
1-Mar-1942   Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 2001-05
William F. Nichols
Politician
16-Oct-1918 13-Dec-1988 Congressman from Alabama, 1967-88
Wilton B. Persons
Government
19-Jan-1896 Sep-1977 Eisenhower's Chief of Staff
James Redfield
Novelist
19-Mar-1950   The Celestine Prophecy
W. Allen Reed
Business
1947   CEO of GM Asset Management, 1994-2005
Dennis A. Ross
Politician
18-Oct-1959   Congressman, Florida 12th
Paul Rudolph
Architect
23-Oct-1918 8-Aug-1997 Brutalist architect
Hugh Shelton
Military
2-Jan-1942   Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1997-2001
Wayne T. Smith
Business
c. 1946   CEO of Community Health Systems
Mark Spencer
Computer Programmer
8-Apr-1977   Creator of Asterisk
Octavia Spencer
Actor
25-May-1972   The Help
Lyn Stuart
Judge
c. 1955   Justice, Alabama Supreme Court
Pat Sullivan
Football
18-Jan-1950   Winner, 1971 Heisman Trophy
Toni Tennille
Singer
8-May-1940   The Captain and Tennille
Jimbo Wales
Encyclopaedist
8-Aug-1966   Co-Founder of Wikipedia
Jack D. Woodard
Business
c. 1944   Southern Nuclear Operating Company

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ralph S. Cunningham
Business
c. 1941   CEO of CITGO, 1995-97
Sam Ginn
Business
c. 1938   CEO of Airtouch Communications, 1993-99
Charles D. McCrary
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Alabama Power Company
Murray Rothbard
Economist
2-Mar-1926 7-Jan-1995 Anarcho-capitalist

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Terry Bowden
Football
c. 1956   Auburn Tigers Head Coach, 1993-98
Tommy Bowden
Football
10-Jul-1954   Head Coach, Clemson University, 1999-2008
John Heisman
Football
23-Oct-1869 3-Oct-1936 Namesake of the Heisman Trophy
Jeff Lebo
Basketball
5-Oct-1966   Head Coach, Auburn University
Bobby Petrino
Football
10-Mar-1961   Football Coach, Western Kentucky University
Pat Sullivan
Football
18-Jan-1950   Winner, 1971 Heisman Trophy
Tommy Tuberville
Football
18-Sep-1954   University of Cincinnati football coach


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