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Cooper Union

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Private, full-scholarship college founded 1859 by Peter Cooper.

Location:
Manhattan, NY

Founding Date:
1859

Enrollment:
900

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Dave Berg
Cartoonist
12-Jun-1920 17-May-2002 The Lighter Side of...
G. W. Bitzer
Cinematographer
21-Apr-1872 29-Apr-1944 The Birth of a Nation
Kevin Burke
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Consolidated Edison
Margaret Deland
Author
23-Feb-1857 13-Jan-1945 Old Chester Tales
Jeffrey E. Epstein
Business
20-Jan-1953   Reclusive money manager
Thom Fitzgerald
Film Director
8-Jul-1968   The Hanging Garden
Chuck Hoberman
Inventor
1956   Creator of unfolding structures
Russell A. Hulse
Physicist
28-Nov-1950   Co-Discovered first binary pulsar
Evan Hunter
Novelist
15-Oct-1926 7-Jul-2005 The Blackboard Jungle
Bob Kane
Cartoonist
24-Oct-1915 3-Nov-1998 Creator of the original Batman comic
Lee Krasner
Painter
27-Oct-1908 19-Jun-1984 Abstract expressionist
Calvin Lockhart
Actor
18-Sep-1934 29-Mar-2007 Uptown Saturday Night
Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Sculptor
1-Mar-1848 3-Aug-1907 Leading 19th c. American sculptor
Martin Trust
Business
c. 1934   CEO of MAST Industries, 1970-2001
Joel-Peter Witkin
Photographer
13-Sep-1939   Photographer of the macabre

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Matthew Goldstein
Educator
c. 1941   Chancellor of CUNY
Garrett Mattingly
Historian
6-May-1900 18-Dec-1962 Renaissance Diplomacy
Arnold Newman
Photographer
3-Mar-1918 6-Jun-2006 Environmental portraitist
Daniel R. Raichel
Scientist
1935 22-Dec-2006 Acoustics expert

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Eleanor Baum
Educator
c. 1939   Dean of Engineering, Cooper Union
George Campbell, Jr.
Educator
2-Dec-1945   President of the Cooper Union
Walter S. Gifford
Business
10-Jan-1885 7-May-1966 President of AT&T, 1925-48
Martin Trust
Business
c. 1934   CEO of MAST Industries, 1970-2001


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