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West Virginia University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1867 as the Agricultural College of West Virginia, renamed West Virginia University the following year.

Location:
Morgantown, WV

Founding Date:
1867

Team:
Mountaineers

Mascot:
The Mountaineer

Enrollment:
25,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hank Barnette
Business
c. 1934   CEO of Bethlehem Steel, 1992-2000
William W. Barron
Politician
8-Dec-1911 12-Nov-2002 Governor of West Virginia, 1961-65
John O. Bennett
Politician
1948   New Jersey State Senator, 1980-2004
William Bishop
Actor
16-Jul-1918 3-Oct-1959 The Killer That Stalked New York
Terry Bowden
Football
c. 1956   Auburn Tigers Head Coach, 1993-98
John T. Chambers
Business
23-Aug-1949   CEO of Cisco
Adam Curry
TV Personality
3-Sep-1964   Former MTV veejay
Joseph M. Devine
Politician
15-Mar-1861 31-Aug-1938 Governor of North Dakota, 1898-99
Little Jimmie Dickens
Country Musician
19-Dec-1925   May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose
Joseph S. Farland
Diplomat
11-Aug-1914 28-Jan-2007 US Ambassador to Iran, 1972-73
Emerson D. Farley, Jr.
Doctor
c. 1938   Retired Physician, Richmond, Virginia
John Ferling
Historian
1-Oct-1940   Adams vs. Jefferson
Conchata Ferrell
Actor
28-Mar-1943   Head nurse Joan Thor on E/R
Joseph Fletcher
Sociologist
10-Apr-1905 28-Oct-1991 Situation ethics
Michael Garrison
Educator
c. 1970   President, West Virginia University
George Gilmore
Attorney
c. 1949   Gilmore & Monahan
Howard M. Gore
Politician
12-Oct-1887 20-Jun-1947 Governor of West Virginia, 1925-29
W. Robert Grafton
Business
c. 1941   Former Partner, Andersen Worldwide
Glen H. Hiner
Business
c. 1935   CEO of Owens Corning, 1992-2002
Cheryl Hines
Actor
21-Sep-1965   Curb Your Enthusiasm
Sam Huff
Football
4-Oct-1934   NFL Hall of Famer
Pacman Jones
Football
30-Sep-1983   Dallas Cowboys
Ish Kabibble
Musician
19-Jan-1908 5-Jun-1994 Trumpeter and novelty singer
Robert B. King
Judge
29-Jan-1940   4th Circuit Court of Appeals
Taylor Kinney
Actor
15-Jul-1981   Kelly Severide on Chicago Fire
Don Knotts
Actor
21-Jul-1924 24-Feb-2006 Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show
Philander Knox
Government
6-May-1853 12-Oct-1921 US Secretary of State, 1909-13
Jessica Lynch
Victim
26-Apr-1983   PFC captured by Iraq, rescued
Tim Mahoney
Government
16-Aug-1956   Congressman from Florida, 2007-09
Joe Manchin
Politician
24-Aug-1947   US Senator from West Virginia
William C. Marland
Politician
26-Mar-1918 26-Nov-1965 Governor of West Virginia, 1953-57
Elliott E. Maynard
Judge
c. 1942   West Virginia Chief Justice
Billy Mays
TV Personality
20-Jul-1958 28-Jun-2009 Bearded infomercial pitchman
M. Blane Michael
Judge
17-Feb-1943 25-Mar-2011 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
Alan Mollohan
Politician
14-May-1943   Congressman from West Virginia, 1983-2011
Arch A. Moore, Jr.
Politician
16-Apr-1923   Twice Governor of West Virginia
Matthew M. Neely
Politician
9-Nov-1874 18-Jan-1958 Governor and Senator from West Virginia
Thomas G. Pownall
Business
20-Jan-1922 24-Jun-2005 CEO of Martin-Marietta, 1982-88
Skip Prosser
Basketball
3-Nov-1950 26-Jul-2007 Xavier, Wake Forest Head Coach
Patsy Ramsey
Relative
29-Dec-1956 24-Jun-2006 JonBenét's mother
Rich Rodriguez
Football
24-May-1963   Head Coach, University of Michigan
Chris Sarandon
Actor
24-Jul-1942   Dog Day Afternoon
Kathleen Hawk Sawyer
Government
c. 1950   Director, Federal Bureau of Prisons, 1992-2003
Fred Schaus
Basketball
30-Jun-1925 10-Feb-2010 Lakers Head Coach, 1960-67
Ben Schwartzwalder
Football
2-Jun-1909 28-Apr-1993 Syracuse Head Coach, 1949-73
Alexander Scourby
Actor
13-Nov-1913 22-Feb-1985 Stage, radio, and film actor
David Selby
Actor
5-Feb-1941   Richard Channing on Falcon Crest
Robert C. Skaggs, Jr.
Business
c. 1954   CEO of NiSource
Harley O. Staggers, Jr.
Politician
22-Feb-1951   Congressman from West Virginia, 1983-93
Jules Stein
Business
26-Apr-1896 29-Apr-1981 Founder of MCA
Josh Stewart
Actor
6-Feb-1977   Holt McLaren on Dirt
S. Jay Stewart
Business
1938   CEO of Morton International, 1994-99
Earl Ray Tomblin
Politician
15-Mar-1952   Governor of West Virginia
Cecil H. Underwood
Politician
5-Nov-1922 24-Nov-2008 Twice Governor of West Virginia
Charles Vest
Educator
9-Sep-1941   President of MIT, 1990-2004
Shawn Wang
Business
c. 1947 27-Dec-2007 CFO of Baidu, 2004-07
Jerry West
Basketball
28-May-1938   Los Angeles Lakers

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Michael Garrison
Educator
c. 1970   President, West Virginia University
Gordon Gee
Educator
2-Feb-1944   President, Ohio State University
Gene R. Nichol
Educator
c. 1951   President, William and Mary, 2005-07
Jon Whitmore
Educator
22-Mar-1945   President, San Jose State University

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Thurman Arnold
Attorney
2-Jun-1891 7-Nov-1969 Trust-busting attorney
Hank Barnette
Business
c. 1934   CEO of Bethlehem Steel, 1992-2000
Michael Garrison
Educator
c. 1970   President, West Virginia University
Gordon Gee
Educator
2-Feb-1944   President, Ohio State University
Buck Harless
Business
14-Oct-1919   Coal baron, philanthropist
Stanley O. Ikenberry
Educator
1935   University of Illinois President, 1979-95
Jon Whitmore
Educator
22-Mar-1945   President, San Jose State University

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Beilein
Basketball
5-Feb-1953   Head Coach, University of Michigan
Bobby Bowden
Football
8-Nov-1929   FSU Head Football Coach, 1976-2009
Tommy Bowden
Football
10-Jul-1954   Head Coach, Clemson University, 1999-2008
Greasy Neale
Football
5-Nov-1891 2-Nov-1973 NFL Hall of Fame Coach
Don Nehlen
Football
1936   Mountaineers Head Coach, 1980-2000
Rich Rodriguez
Football
24-May-1963   Head Coach, University of Michigan
Fred Schaus
Basketball
30-Jun-1925 10-Feb-2010 Lakers Head Coach, 1960-67


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