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Mercer University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1833 in Penfield, Georgia, and relocated in 1871 to Macon.

Location:
Macon, GA

Founding Date:
1833

Team:
Bears

Enrollment:
6800

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ellis Arnall
Politician
20-Mar-1907 13-Dec-1992 Governor of Georgia, 1943-47
Luke Askew
Actor
26-Mar-1932 29-Mar-2012 Easy Rider
Doug Barnard, Jr.
Politician
20-Mar-1922   Congressman from Georgia, 1977-93
Griffin Bell
Government
31-Oct-1918 5-Jan-2009 US Attorney General, 1977-79
John Birch
Religion
28-May-1918 25-Aug-1945 Missionary to China killed during WW2
Wally Butts
Football
7-Feb-1905 17-Dec-1973 UGA Head Coach, 1939-60
G. Harrold Carswell
Judge
22-Dec-1919 31-Jul-1992 Failed US Supreme Court nominee
Thomas D. Clark, Jr.
Educator
c. 1941   Professor at LSU
Nathan Deal
Politician
25-Aug-1942   Governor of Georgia
Walter C. Dowling
Diplomat
4-Aug-1905 1977 US Ambassador to Germany, 1959-63
Erick Erickson
Blogger
3-Jun-1975   RedState.com managing editor
Walter F. George
Politician
29-Jan-1878 4-Aug-1957 US Senator from Georgia, 1922-57
Nancy Grace
Journalist
23-Oct-1958   CourtTV and CNN legal host
Thomas W. Hardwick
Politician
9-Dec-1872 31-Jan-1944 Senator and Governor from Georgia
Sam Mitchell
Basketball
2-Sep-1963   Head Coach, Toronto Raptors
John Peyton
Politician
28-Jul-1964   Mayor of Jacksonville
Scott Rigell
Politician
28-May-1960   Congressman, Virginia 2nd
Ed Roberts
Inventor
13-Sep-1941 1-Apr-2010 Inventor of the Altair computer
Ferrol Sams
Novelist
26-Sep-1922 29-Jan-2013 Run with the Horsemen
Jay Sekulow
Activist
10-Jun-1956   American Center for Law and Justice
Hugh P. Thompson
Judge
c. 1944   Justice, Georgia Supreme Court
Meldrim Thomson, Jr.
Politician
8-Mar-1912 19-Apr-2001 Governor of New Hampshire, 1973-79
W. J. Usery
Government
21-Dec-1923   US Secretary of Labor, 1976-77
Jackie M. Ward
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Computer Generation, 1968-2000

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Deal Hudson
Religion
30-Nov-1949   Karl Rove's favorite Catholic
Jim Marshall
Politician
31-Mar-1948   Congressman from Georgia, 2003-11

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lamartine G. Hardman
Politician
14-Apr-1856 18-Feb-1937 Governor of Georgia, 1927-31
John R. Murphy
Publisher
7-Jan-1934   Publisher of the Baltimore Sun, 1981-92
Clifford M. Walker
Politician
4-Jul-1877 9-Nov-1954 Governor of Georgia, 1923-27


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