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John F. Kennedy School of Government

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Part of Harvard University. Founded 1936 as the Graduate School of Public Administration, following a $2M gift by Lucius N. Littauer. It was renamed 1966, and its components consolidated under a new framework in 1978. The institution issues MPA, MPP, and MPA/ID (International Development) degrees.

Location:
Cambridge, MA

Founding Date:
1936

Official Website:
http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jonathan S. Adelstein
Government
1962   FCC Commissioner
Christopher C. Ames
Military
c. 1954   US Navy Rear Admiral
Lawrence S. Bacow
Educator
c. 1950   President, Tufts University
Wendell Bailey
Politician
30-Jul-1940   Missouri State Treasurer, 1985-93
Doug Bereuter
Politician
6-Oct-1939   Congressman from Nebraska, 1979-2004
Margot Botsford
Judge
16-Mar-1947   Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Court
Aurelia E. Brazeal
Diplomat
24-Nov-1943   US Ambassador to Ethiopia, 2002-05
Lester R. Brown
Activist
28-Mar-1934   Earth Policy Institute
Sheila P. Burke
Administrator
c. 1951   COO of the Smithsonian Institution
Lacy Clay
Politician
27-Jul-1956   Congressman, Missouri 1st
William F. Clinger, Jr.
Politician
4-Apr-1929   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1979-97
Leonard S. Coleman, Jr.
Administrator
17-Feb-1949   President of MLB National League, 1994-99
Gerry Connolly
Politician
30-Mar-1950   Congressman, Virginia 11th
Frances D. Cook
Diplomat
7-Sep-1945   US Ambassador to Oman, 1996-99
Judith B. Craven
Administrator
c. 1944   Former United Way official
Paul Cronin
Government
14-Mar-1938 5-Apr-1997 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1973-75
John R. Davis, Jr.
Diplomat
25-Jul-1927   US Ambassador to Poland, 1983-90
Shaun Donovan
Government
24-Jan-1966   US Secretary of HUD
Christopher F. Egan
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to OECD
Karl W. Eikenberry
Military
1951   US Ambassador to Afghanistan
Theodore L. Eliot, Jr.
Diplomat
24-Jan-1928   US Ambassador to Afghanistan, 1973-78
Hamilton Fish, Jr.
Politician
3-Jun-1926 23-Jul-1996 Congressman from New York, 1969-95
Robert S. Gelbard
Diplomat
1944   US Ambassador to Indonesia, 1999-2001
Alan Grayson
Politician
13-Mar-1958   Congressman from Florida, 2009-11
Hill Harper
Actor
17-May-1966   CSI: New York
Katherine Harris
Politician
5-Apr-1957   Congresswoman from Florida, 2003-07
Patricia S. Harrison
Business
?   Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Keith B. Hennessey
Economist
?   National Economic Council
Brian Higgins
Politician
6-Oct-1959   Congressman, New York 27th
Bob Holden
Politician
24-Aug-1949   Governor of Missouri, 2001-05
Jerome A. Holmes
Judge
18-Nov-1961   10th Circuit Court of Appeals
Stephen Horn
Politician
31-May-1931 17-Feb-2011 Congressman from California, 1993-2003
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
Head of State
29-Oct-1938   President of Liberia
Ashley Judd
Actor
19-Apr-1968   Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Raymond W. Kelly
Government
4-Sep-1941   NYPD Commissioner
Gregory B. Kenny
Business
c. 1952   CEO of General Cable
Ban Ki-Moon
Government
13-Jun-1944   UN Secretary General
Catherine Baker Knoll
Politician
3-Sep-1930 12-Nov-2008 Lt. Governor of Pennsylvania, 2003-08
Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr.
Military
c. 1950   The Army and Vietnam
Madeleine M. Kunin
Politician
28-Sep-1933   Governor of Vermont, 1985-91
Jim Langevin
Politician
22-Apr-1964   Congressman, Rhode Island 2nd
Debra L. Lee
Business
1955   CEO of BET Networks
Roger S. Leeds
Business
c. 1944   Emerging Markets Private Equity Association
John P. Lewis
Economist
18-Mar-1921 19-May-2010 Council of Economic Advisers, 1963-64
Joseph Limprecht
Diplomat
22-Jul-1946 19-May-2002 US Ambassador to Albania, 1999-2002
Lee Hsien Loong
Head of State
10-Feb-1952   Prime Minister of Singapore
Stephen Lynch
Politician
31-Mar-1955   Congressman, Massachusetts 9th
Dan Maffei
Politician
4-Jul-1968   Congressman from New York, 2009-11
John T. McCarthy
Diplomat
27-Dec-1939   US Ambassador to Tunisia, 1991-94
Francis J. Meehan
Diplomat
14-Feb-1924   US Ambassador to East Germany, 1985-88
Daniel N. Mendelson
Business
c. 1964   President of Avalere Health
William W. Mercer
Attorney
c. 1964   US Attorney, District of Montana
Michael W. Michalak
Diplomat
c. 1946   US Ambassador to Vietnam
Jim Moody
Politician
2-Sep-1935   Congressman from Wisconsin, 1983-93
Daniel H. Mudd
Business
c. 1959   CEO of Fannie Mae, 2005-08
George Muñoz
Business
1951   CEO of OPIC, 1997-2001
Andrew Natsios
Administrator
1950   US Special Envoy to Darfur, 2006-07
Roy Neel
Government
c. 1948   Al Gore's Chief of Staff, 1993-94
Beth Nolan
Attorney
1951   White House Counsel, 1999-2001
Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg
Business
c. 1944   Strategic Investment Group
Herbert S. Okun
Diplomat
27-Nov-1930 8-Nov-2011 US Ambassador to the UN, 1985-89
R. David Paulison
Government
27-Feb-1947   FEMA Director, 2005-09
Judith C. Pelham
Business
c. 1946   CEO of Trinity Health, 2000-04
Wesley W. Posvar
Educator
14-Sep-1925 27-Jul-2001 Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh, 1967-91
Larry Pressler
Politician
29-Mar-1942   US Senator from South Dakota, 1979-97
William Proxmire
Politician
11-Nov-1915 15-Dec-2005 US Senator from Wisconsin, 1957-89
Alan Charles Raul
Government
9-Sep-1954   Sidley & Austin
Jack Reed
Politician
12-Nov-1949   US Senator from Rhode Island
Barbara Roberts
Politician
21-Dec-1936   Governor of Oregon, 1991-95
Gabriel Schoenfeld
Government
c. 1955   Hudson Institute scholar, Necessary Secrets
Klaus Schwab
Economist
30-Mar-1938   Founder, World Economic Forum
Mark Schwartz
Business
?   Former CEO, Soros Fund Management
Joe Sestak
Politician
12-Dec-1951   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 2007-11
Shabtai Shavit
Spy
?   Director-General of the Mossad, 1989-96
Karen Shepherd
Politician
5-Jul-1940   Congresswoman from Utah, 1993-95
Rob Simmons
Politician
11-Feb-1943   Congressman from Connecticut, 2001-07
Carl Spielvogel
Business
27-Dec-1928   Advertising executive, Bates Worldwide
Donald M. Stewart
Educator
1938   President of College Board, 1987-99
Mike Sullivan
Politician
22-Sep-1939   Governor of Wyoming, 1987-95
Jane Swift
Politician
24-Feb-1965   Governor of Massachusetts, 2001-03
Harriett Tee Taggart
Business
c. 1948   Wellington Management Company
William B. Taylor, Jr.
Diplomat
c. 1947   US Ambassador to Ukraine
Peter B. Teeley
Diplomat
12-Jan-1940   US Ambassador to Canada, 1992-93
James D. Theberge
Diplomat
28-Dec-1930 20-Jan-1988 US Ambassador to Chile, 1982-85
Peter G. Torkildsen
Politician
28-Jan-1958   Congressman from Massachusetts, 1993-97
Robert Torricelli
Politician
27-Aug-1951   US Senator from New Jersey, 1997-2002
Stephen Joel Trachtenberg
Educator
c. 1937   GWU President, 1988-2007
Paul Tsongas
Politician
14-Feb-1941 18-Jan-1997 US Senator from Massachusetts, 1979-85
Earl Anthony Wayne
Diplomat
c. 1950   US Ambassador to Argentina, 2006-09
Kevin H. White
Politician
25-Sep-1929 27-Jan-2012 Mayor of Boston, 1968-84
Tom Wicker
Journalist
18-Jun-1926 25-Nov-2011 The New York Times
Fletcher H. Wiley
Attorney
29-Nov-1942   Of Counsel, Bingham McCutchen
Anthony A. Williams
Politician
28-Jul-1951   Mayor of Washington DC, 1999-2007
George Williams
Business
c. 1950   Williams Partners, Inc.
Jonathan Zittrain
Educator
24-Dec-1969   The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It
Robert Zoellick
Government
25-Jul-1953   World Bank president, 2007-12

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert D. Blackwill
Diplomat
1939   US Ambassador to India, 2001-03
Robert J. Blendon
Educator
c. 1943   Professor, JFK School of Government
Sheila P. Burke
Administrator
c. 1951   COO of the Smithsonian Institution
R. Nicholas Burns
Government
28-Jan-1956   Under Secy of State for Political Affairs, 2005-08
Kurt M. Campbell
Government
1957   Asst. Secy. of State for East Asian Affairs
Christopher DeMuth
Activist
5-Aug-1946   American Enterprise Institute
Mickey Edwards
Politician
12-Jul-1937   Congressman from Oklahoma, 1977-93
Jendayi E. Frazer
Diplomat
?   US Asst. Secy. of State for Africa, 2005-09
Robert R. Glauber
Business
?   National Association of Securities Dealers
Swanee Hunt
Diplomat
1-May-1950   US Ambassador to Austria, 1993-97
Juliette Kayyem
Government
16-Aug-1969   Counterterrorism wonk
Robert Z. Lawrence
Economist
c. 1948   Council of Economic Advisers, 1999-2001
Roger B. Porter
Educator
19-Jun-1946   Professor, Kennedy School of Government
Samantha Power
Author
21-Sep-1970   A Problem From Hell
Robert Reich
Government
24-Jun-1946   US Secretary of Labor, 1993-97
Claudine Schneider
Politician
25-Mar-1947   Congresswoman from Rhode Island, 1981-91
Philip R. Sharp
Politician
15-Jul-1942   Congressman from Indiana, 1975-95
John P. White
Government
27-Feb-1937   US Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1995-97

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert D. Blackwill
Diplomat
1939   US Ambassador to India, 2001-03
Sheila P. Burke
Administrator
c. 1951   COO of the Smithsonian Institution
Richard E. Cavanagh
Government
c. 1946   CEO of The Conference Board, 1995-2007
Sky Dayton
Business
8-Aug-1971   Earthlink, Boingo Wireless
Arnold W. Donald
Business
c. 1955   CEO of Merisant, 2000-03
Joel L. Fleishman
Business
c. 1935   The Foundation: A Great American Secret
Mary Graham
Author
c. 1944   Wife of Donald Graham
Julie A. Hill
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Costain Homes, 1991-98
James F. Hoge, Jr.
Editor
25-Dec-1935   Editor of Foreign Affairs
Jim Leach
Politician
15-Oct-1942   Congressman from Iowa, 1977-2007
Mary E. Minnick
Business
27-Nov-1959   VP at Coca Cola
Lyndon L. Olson
Diplomat
1947   US Ambassador to Sweden, 1998-2001
David Pryor
Politician
29-Aug-1934   US Senator from Arkansas, 1979-97
Maxwell M. Rabb
Attorney
28-Sep-1910 9-Jun-2002 US Ambassador to Italy, 1981-89
E. John Rosenwald, Jr.
Business
c. 1930   Former Vice Chairman of Bear Stearns
Paul Sagan
Business
c. 1959   CEO of Akamai
Harriett Tee Taggart
Business
c. 1948   Wellington Management Company
Maggie Williams
Government
25-Dec-1954   Hillary Clinton's former chief of staff
Raul Yzaguirre
Activist
22-Jul-1939   National Council of La Raza


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