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Harvard University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Cambridge, MA

Founding Date:
8-Sep-1636

Motto:
Veritas

Team:
Crimson

Mascot:
John Harvard

Enrollment:
19,650

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
George Abbott
Playwright
25-Jun-1887 31-Jan-1995 Damn Yankees
John Abizaid
Military
1-Apr-1951   C-in-C, US Central Command, 2003-07
Morton I. Abramowitz
Diplomat
20-Jan-1933   US Ambassador to Turkey, 1989-91
Elliott Abrams
Government
24-Jan-1948   Asst. Secy. of State involved in Iran-Contra
George S. Abrams
Attorney
c. 1932   Partner, Winer & Abrams
M. H. Abrams
Author
23-Jul-1912   The Mirror and the Lamp
Jill Abramson
Journalist
19-Mar-1954   New York Times managing editor
André Aciman
Author
2-Jan-1951   Out of Egypt
Arlene Ackerman
Educator
10-Jan-1947 2-Feb-2013 School superintendent of San Francisco
Bruce Ackerman
Scholar
19-Aug-1943   We the People
Joel Ackerman
Business
c. 1965   Partner, Warburg Pincus
William Ackman
Business
11-May-1966   Pershing Square Capital Management
Brock Adams
Politician
13-Jan-1927 10-Sep-2004 US Senator from Washington, 1987-93
Brooks Adams
Historian
24-Jun-1848 13-Feb-1927 The Law of Civilization and Decay
Charles Francis Adams IV
Business
2-May-1910 5-Jan-1999 Former president of Raytheon
Charles Francis Adams, Jr.
Business
27-May-1835 20-May-1915 President of Union Pacific, 1884-90
Charles Francis Adams
Diplomat
18-Aug-1807 21-Nov-1886 US Ambassador to the UK, 1861-68
Charles Francis Adams III
Government
2-Aug-1866 11-Jun-1954 Secretary of the Navy, 1929-33
Henry Adams
Historian
16-Feb-1838 28-Mar-1918 The Education of Henry Adams
John Adams
Composer
15-Feb-1947   Nixon in China
John Adams
Head of State
30-Oct-1735 4-Jul-1826 2nd President of the U.S.
Roger Adams
Chemist
2-Jan-1889 6-Jul-1971 Organic chemist at Illinois
Samuel Adams
Politician
27-Sep-1722 2-Oct-1803 Brewer led the Boston Tea Party
Harold Adamson
Songwriter
10-Dec-1906 17-Aug-1980 Time on My Hands
John Adler
Politician
23-Aug-1959 4-Apr-2011 Congressman from New Jersey, 2009-11
Renata Adler
Journalist
19-Oct-1938   Gone: The Last Days of the New Yorker
James Agee
Poet
27-Nov-1909 16-May-1955 A Death in the Family
Conrad Aiken
Poet
5-Aug-1889 17-Aug-1973 Earth Triumphant
Howard Aiken
Physicist
8-Mar-1900 14-Mar-1973 Designer of early computers
George Akerson
Government
5-Sep-1888 ? First White House Press Secretary
Tom A. Alberg
Business
c. 1940   Madrona Venture Group
Winthrop W. Aldrich
Business
2-Nov-1885 25-Feb-1974 Chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank, 1934-53
Anthony J. Alexander
Business
c. 1951   CEO of FirstEnergy
Christopher Alexander
Architect
4-Oct-1936   A Pattern Language, The Nature of Order
Horatio Alger
Author
13-Jan-1832 18-Jul-1899 Ragged Dick
Tatyana Ali
Actor
24-Jan-1979   The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Charlotte Allen
Journalist
?   Conservative writer
Frederick Lewis Allen
Journalist
5-Jul-1890 13-Feb-1954 Editor of Harpers, 1941-53
George V. Allen
Diplomat
3-Nov-1903 11-Jul-1970 US Ambassador to Iran, 1946-48
Hervey Allen
Poet
8-Dec-1889 28-Dec-1949 Ballads of the Border
Graham T. Allison
Scholar
23-Mar-1940   Kennedy School of Government
Gordon W. Allport
Psychologist
11-Nov-1897 9-Oct-1967 Personality: A Psychological Interpretation
Michael Almereyda
Film Director
7-Apr-1959   Hamlet
Joseph Alsop
Journalist
11-Oct-1910 28-Aug-1989 Matter of Fact
Jonathan Alter
Columnist
6-Oct-1957   Newsweek Senior Editor
Emily Altman
Business
1955   Morgan Stanley
Sidney Altman
Chemist
7-May-1939   Proved enzyme role of RNA
Aida M. Alvarez
Business
1950   SBA Administrator, 1997-2001
Maryanne Amacher
Composer
25-Feb-1943 22-Oct-2009 Sound Characters (Making the Third Ear)
Marc Ambinder
Journalist
c. 1979   Contributing Editor, National Journal
Cleveland Amory
Author
2-Sep-1917 14-Oct-1998 The Cat Who Came for Christmas
Deborah Amos
Journalist
?   NPR foreign correspondent
Leroy Anderson
Composer
29-Jun-1908 18-May-1975 The Syncopated Clock
Philip W. Anderson
Physicist
13-Dec-1923   Solid state physics
Robert W. Anderson
Playwright
28-Apr-1917 9-Feb-2009 Tea and Sympathy
Phil Angelides
Politician
12-Jun-1953   Chair, Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission
Rand V. Araskog
Business
30-Oct-1931   CEO of ITT, 1979-98
Richard Armour
Author
15-Jul-1906 28-Feb-1989 It All Started with Columbus
Adam M. Aron
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Vail Resorts, 1996-2006
Darren Aronofsky
Film Director
12-Feb-1969   Requiem for a Dream
Miguel Arteta
Film Director
1965   Chuck & Buck
John Ashbery
Poet
28-Jul-1927   Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror
John M. Ashbrook
Politician
21-Sep-1928 24-Apr-1982 Congressman from Ohio, 1961-82
John Jacob Astor
Philanthropist
13-Jul-1864 15-Apr-1912 Died aboard the Titanic
Alfred L. Atherton
Diplomat
22-Nov-1921 30-Oct-2002 US Ambassador to Egypt, 1979-83
Brooks Atkinson
Critic
28-Nov-1894 14-Jan-1984 New York Times drama critic
Margaret Atwood
Author
18-Nov-1939   The Handmaid's Tale
Dennis A. Ausiello
Doctor
c. 1945   Massachusetts General Hospital
John H. Austin
Doctor
c. 1944 29-May-2009 Arcadian Management Services
Donald B. Ayer
Attorney
30-Apr-1949   Partner, Jones Day
Irving Babbitt
Philosopher
2-Aug-1865 15-Jul-1933 Early leader of Neohumanism
Robert Bacon
Government
5-Jul-1860 29-May-1919 US Ambassador to France, 1909-12
Katherine Baicker
Economist
23-May-1971   Council of Economic Advisers, 2005-07
F. Lee Bailey
Attorney
10-Jun-1933   Criminal defense attorney
George F. Baker
Business
27-Mar-1840 2-May-1931 "None of the public's business"
Robert T. Bakker
Paleontologist
1945   The Dinosaur Heresies
John C. Baldwin
Doctor
c. 1949   Health Sciences Center, Texas Tech
Roger Baldwin
Activist
21-Jan-1884 26-Aug-1981 Founder of the American Civil Liberties Union
W. Scott Bales
Judge
c. 1956   Justice, Arizona Supreme Court
Steve Ballmer
Business
24-Mar-1956   CEO of Microsoft
Ed Balls
Politician
25-Feb-1967   British MP, Normanton
George Bancroft
Historian
3-Oct-1800 17-Jan-1891 A History of the United States
Hugh Bancroft
Publisher
13-Sep-1879 17-Oct-1933 President of Dow Jones, 1928-31
Benjamin R. Barber
Scholar
2-Aug-1939   Jihad vs. McWorld
Walworth Barbour
Diplomat
4-Jun-1908 21-Jul-1982 US Ambassador to Israel, 1961-73
James R. Barker
Business
c. 1936   Interlake Steamship Co.
Fred Barnes
TV Personality
1-Feb-1943   Fox News regular
Michael Barone
Pundit
19-Sep-1944   Almanac of American Politics
Joseph W. Barr
Government
17-Jan-1918 23-Feb-1996 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1968-69
Barbara M. Barrett
Attorney
c. 1950   US Ambassador to Finland
Zvi Barzilay
Business
c. 1947   President of Toll Brothers
Walter Jackson Bate
Critic
23-May-1918 26-Jul-1999 Samuel Johnson
Robert F. Bauer
Attorney
22-Feb-1952   White House Counsel
Stephen L. Baum
Business
c. 1941   CEO of Sempra Energy, 2000-05
Lucian A. Bebchuk
Educator
c. 1955   Corporate governance scholar
Anthony Beilenson
Politician
26-Oct-1932   Congressman from California, 1977-97
Georg von Békésy
Scientist
3-Jun-1899 13-Jun-1972 Mechanism of cochlear stimulation
Henry Whitney Bellows
Religion
11-Jun-1814 30-Jan-1882 Unitarian leader, civil reformer
Perry Belmont
Politician
28-Dec-1851 25-May-1947 Congressman from New York, 1881-88
Samuel Flagg Bemis
Historian
20-Oct-1891 26-Sep-1973 Scholar of diplomacy
Peter Benchley
Novelist
8-May-1940 11-Feb-2006 Jaws
Richard Benedick
Diplomat
?   US negotiator to the Montreal Protocol
Robert Benham
Judge
25-Sep-1946   Justice, Georgia Supreme Court
Douglas J. Bennet
Educator
23-Jun-1938   President of Wesleyan University, 1995-2007
Doug Bereuter
Politician
6-Oct-1939   Congressman from Nebraska, 1979-2004
Arthur Berger
Composer
15-May-1912 7-Oct-2003 Ideas of Order
William H. Berkman
Business
c. 1964   The Associated Group
Ben Bernanke
Economist
13-Dec-1953   Federal Reserve Chairman
Irving Bernstein
Historian
15-Nov-1916 25-Sep-2001 Labor historian
Leonard Bernstein
Conductor
25-Aug-1918 14-Oct-1990 Conductor, New York Philharmonic
Georges Berthoin
Politician
17-May-1925   Trilateral Commission Euro Chair, 1973-92
Michael Beschloss
Historian
30-Nov-1955   The Conquerors
Benazir Bhutto
Head of State
21-Jun-1953 27-Dec-2007 Former prime minister of Pakistan
Alexander Bickel
Scholar
17-Dec-1924 7-Nov-1974 The Least Dangerous Branch
Frank Bidart
Poet
1939   The Book of the Body
Francis Biddle
Government
9-May-1886 4-Oct-1968 US Attorney General, 1941-45
Jacob Bigelow
Botanist
27-Feb-1787 10-Jan-1879 American Medical Botany
John H. Biggs
Business
19-Jul-1936   CEO of TIAA-CREF, 1993-2002
Jeff Bingaman
Politician
3-Oct-1943   US Senator from New Mexico
Hiram Bingham
Politician
19-Nov-1875 6-Jun-1956 US Senator, discovered Machu Picchu
Traci Bingham
Actor
13-Jan-1968   Baywatch, Surreal Life
George David Birkhoff
Mathematician
21-Mar-1884 12-Nov-1944 Modern theory of dynamical systems
Herbert P. Bix
Historian
1938   Hirohito and the Making of Modern Japan
Harry Blackmun
Judge
12-Nov-1908 4-Mar-1999 US Supreme Court Justice, 1970-94
Frank Blake
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Home Depot
James Blake
Tennis
28-Dec-1979   2nd place, 2006 Tennis Masters Cup
Robert O. Blake, Jr.
Diplomat
c. 1958   South Asia Secretary, US State Dept
Lloyd C. Blankfein
Business
20-Sep-1954   CEO of Goldman Sachs
Felix Bloch
Physicist
23-Oct-1905 10-Sep-1983 Nuclear magnetic resonance
Julia Chang Bloch
Diplomat
1942   US Ambassador to Nepal, 1989
Nicolaas Bloembergen
Physicist
11-Mar-1920   Nonlinear optics
Alfred H. Bloom
Educator
27-Feb-1946   President, Swarthmore College
Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr.
Government
c. 1952   Asst. Secy. State Politico-Military, 2001-05
Leonard Bloomfield
Linguist
1-Apr-1887 18-Apr-1949 Structural linguistics of Tagalog
Roberts Blossom
Actor
25-Mar-1924 8-Jul-2011 Deranged
Roy Blount, Jr.
Author
5-Oct-1941   Humorist
Richard Blumenthal
Government
13-Feb-1946   US Senator from Connecticut
Robert Bly
Poet
23-Dec-1926   Iron John: A Book About Men
Danny J. Boggs
Judge
23-Oct-1944   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Frederick M. Bohen
Business
c. 1937   COO of Rockefeller University, 2002-05
Charles E. Bohlen
Diplomat
30-Aug-1904 31-Dec-1974 US Ambassador to USSR, 1953-57
Sissela Bok
Scholar
2-Dec-1934   Ethicist
Charles J. Bonaparte
Government
9-Jun-1851 28-Jun-1921 US Attorney General, 1906-09
George Phillips Bond
Astronomer
20-May-1825 17-Feb-1865 Father of astrophotography
Daniel Boorstin
Historian
1-Oct-1914 28-Feb-2004 The Creators
Andy Borowitz
Comic
4-Jan-1958   The Borowitz Report
Leon Botstein
Educator
14-Dec-1946   President of Bard College
Michael Boudin
Judge
29-Nov-1939   1st Circuit Court of Appeals
Henry S. Boutell
Politician
14-Mar-1856 11-Mar-1926 Congressman from Illinois, 1897-1911
James Bowdoin
Politician
7-Aug-1726 6-Nov-1790 Governor of Massachusetts 1785-87
Joseph L. Bower
Business
21-Sep-1938   Professor, Harvard Business School
Robert A. Bowman
Business
c. 1955   President and CEO, MLB Advanced Media
John Brademas
Politician
2-Mar-1927   Congressman from Indiana, 1959-81
David F. Bradford
Economist
8-Jan-1939 22-Feb-2005 Council of Economic Advisers, 1991-93
Robert F. Bradford
Politician
15-Dec-1902 18-Mar-1983 Governor of Massachusetts, 1947-49
Ben Bradlee
Journalist
26-Aug-1921   Editor of The Washington Post, 1965-91
Milton Bradley
Business
8-Nov-1836 30-May-1911 Board games
Roger D. Branigin
Politician
26-Jul-1902 19-Nov-1975 Governor of Indiana, 1965-69
Donna Brazile
Author
15-Dec-1959   Al Gore's 2000 campaign manager
Phil Bredesen
Politician
21-Nov-1943   Governor of Tennessee, 2003-11
Walter W. Bregman
Business
c. 1933   President, International Playtex
Amy Brenneman
Actor
22-Jun-1964   Judging Amy
Percy Williams Bridgman
Physicist
21-Apr-1882 20-Aug-1961 High-pressure physics
Andrew Brimmer
Economist
13-Sep-1926 7-Oct-2012 Federal Reserve Governor, 1966-74
Jenne K. Britell
Business
c. 1942   Structured Ventures, Inc.
David Broder
Journalist
11-Sep-1929 9-Mar-2011 Washington Post reporter
Harold Brodkey
Novelist
25-Oct-1930 26-Jan-1996 Stories in an Almost Classical Mode
Christopher W. Brody
Business
c. 1944   Partner, Warburg Pincus, 1971-98
Ernie Brooks
Bassist
?   Ex-Bassist for The Modern Lovers
Fred Brooks
Computer Programmer
19-Apr-1931   Father of the IBM System 360
Van Wyck Brooks
Critic
16-Feb-1886 2-May-1963 Finders & Makers
Heywood Broun
Journalist
7-Dec-1888 18-Dec-1939 Muckraking reporter of the 1920s and '30s
Anthony G. Brown
Politician
21-Nov-1961   Lt. Governor of Maryland
Michael A. Brown
Business
c. 1958   CEO of Quantum, 1995-2002
William Andreas Brown
Diplomat
7-Sep-1930   US Ambassador to Israel, 1988-92
Bruce C. Bruckmann
Business
c. 1953   Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co.
David Brudnoy
Radio Personality
5-Jun-1940 8-Dec-2004 Boston talk radio host
William C. Bryson
Judge
19-Aug-1945   US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Government
28-Mar-1928   National Security Advisor, 1977-81
Charles Bulfinch
Architect
8-Aug-1763 15-Apr-1844 Architect of the U.S. Capitol
Ralph Bunche
Diplomat
4-Aug-1904 9-Dec-1971 UN Mediator in Palestine 1948
William Bundy
Government
24-Sep-1917 6-Oct-2000 Cold War advisor to JFK, LBJ
Stephen B. Burbank
Educator
c. 1946   UPenn Law Professor
Geoffrey Burbidge
Astronomer
24-Sep-1925 26-Jan-2010 Quasi-steady state cosmology
Kevin Burke
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Consolidated Edison
Kennett F. Burnes
Business
c. 1943   CEO of Cabot, 2001-08
Walter Dean Burnham
Scholar
15-Jun-1930   Democracy in the Making
John Burns
Journalist
4-Oct-1944   New York Times correspondent
William S. Burroughs
Author
5-Feb-1914 2-Aug-1997 Naked Lunch
Dick Button
Figure Skating
18-Jul-1929   Olympic figure skater
Caroline Bynum
Historian
1941   Medieval historian
Godfrey Lowell Cabot
Business
26-Feb-1861 2-Nov-1962 Founder of Cabot Corporation
Thomas Dudley Cabot
Business
1-May-1897 8-Jun-1995 CEO of Cabot, 1922-60
John T. Cahill
Business
c. 1957   CEO of Pepsi Bottling Group, 2001-06
Frank V. Cahouet
Business
25-May-1932   CEO of Mellon Financial, 1987-98
Felipe Calderón
Head of State
18-Aug-1962   President of Mexico
Kurt M. Campbell
Government
1957   Asst. Secy. of State for East Asian Affairs
Levin H. Campbell
Judge
2-Jan-1927   1st Circuit Court of Appeals, 1972-1992
Geoffrey Canada
Educator
13-Jan-1952   Harlem Children's Zone
Cass Canfield
Publisher
26-Apr-1897 27-Mar-1986 Harper & Brothers
Claude R. Canizares
Physicist
1945   Bruno Rossi Professor of Physics
Annie Jump Cannon
Astronomer
11-Dec-1863 13-Apr-1941 Census-taker of the sky
Walter Bradford Cannon
Scientist
19-Oct-1871 1-Oct-1945 Fight or flight response
Mario Capecchi
Scientist
6-Oct-1937   Knock-out mice
Andrew Card
Government
10-May-1947   White House Chief of Staff, 2001-06
Prudence E. Carlson
Relative
c. 1951   Daughter of LeRoy T. Carlson
Doug Carlston
Business
1947   Co-Founder, Br0derbund Software
Dennis W. Carlton
Economist
c. 1950   Economics Professor, University of Chicago
Frank Carlucci
Government
18-Oct-1930   US Secretary of Defense, 1987-89
Leonard Carmichael
Educator
9-Nov-1898 16-Sep-1973 Smithsonian Chief, 1953-64
Robert Caro
Historian
30-Oct-1935   Biographer of Lyndon Johnson
Nicholas G. Carr
Author
1959   Does IT Matter?
Elliott Carter
Composer
11-Dec-1908 5-Nov-2012 The Defence of Corinth
Albert V. Casey
Business
28-Feb-1920 10-Jul-2004 CEO of American Airlines, 1974-85
John Casey
Novelist
18-Jan-1939   Spartina
John L. Cassis
Business
c. 1948   Cross Atlantic Partners
David Caute
Author
16-Dec-1936   Comrade Jacob
Stanley Cavell
Philosopher
1-Sep-1926   Professor of Aesthetics, Harvard
Ana María Cetto
Scientist
1946   Mexican physicist
Martin Chalfie
Scientist
1947   Green Fluorescent Protein
Margaret F. C. Chan
Doctor
1947   WHO Director-General
Alfred Chandler
Historian
15-Sep-1918 9-May-2007 Business historian
Edward Channing
Historian
15-Jun-1856 7-Jan-1931 A History of the United States
Frederic L. Chapin
Diplomat
13-Jul-1929 8-Sep-1989 US Ambassador to Guatemala, 1981-84
Bruce Chapman
Government
1-Dec-1940   Founder of the Discovery Institute
John Jay Chapman
Essayist
2-Mar-1862 4-Nov-1933 Essayist, founder of The Nursery
Jean-Marc Chapus
Business
c. 1959   Trust Company of the West
Benjamin D. Chereskin
Business
c. 1959   Madison Dearborn Partners
Michael Chertoff
Government
28-Nov-1953   US Homeland Security Czar
Joseph Choate
Attorney
24-Jan-1832 14-May-1917 Attorney, ambassador
Alonzo Church
Mathematician
14-Jun-1903 11-Aug-1995 Lambda calculus, Church-Turing thesis
Henry Cisneros
Politician
11-Jun-1947   Secretary of HUD, 1993-97
Grenville Clark
Attorney
5-Nov-1882 13-Jan-1967 World Peace Through World Law
Joseph Sill Clark
Politician
21-Oct-1901 21-Jan-1990 US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1956-69
Kim B. Clark
Business
20-Mar-1949   President of BYU-Idaho
W. Edmund Clark
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Toronto Dominion Bank
James Freeman Clarke
Religion
4-Apr-1810 8-Jun-1888 Ten Great Religions
John S. Clarkeson
Business
c. 1943   CEO of Boston Consulting Group, 1986-97
Christian Clemenson
Actor
17-Mar-1958   Dr. Tom Loman on CSI: Miami
Hal Clement
Novelist
20-May-1922 29-Oct-2003 Mission of Gravity
Adam Clymer
Journalist
27-Apr-1937   The New York Times
Ariel Cohen
Scholar
c. 1964   Expert on International Relations
David X. Cohen
Film/TV Producer
c. 1966   Simpsons, Futurama producer
Eliot A. Cohen
Government
c. 1955   Prominent neoconservative
Morris Raphael Cohen
Philosopher
25-Jul-1880 28-Jan-1947 Reason and Nature
Rob Cohen
Film Director
12-Mar-1949   The Fast and the Furious
Leonard S. Coleman, Jr.
Administrator
17-Feb-1949   President of MLB National League, 1994-99
Lovida H. Coleman, Jr.
Attorney
21-May-1949   Partner, Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan
Robert Coles
Psychiatrist
12-Oct-1929   Children of Crisis
J. Barclay Collins II
Business
21-Oct-1944   General Counsel for Hess Corporation
James F. Collins
Diplomat
1939   US Ambassador to Russia, 1997-2001
Barry Commoner
Biologist
28-May-1917 30-Sep-2012 Science and Survival
James B. Conant
Educator
26-Mar-1893 11-Feb-1978 President of Harvard, 1933-53
Jill Ker Conway
Educator
9-Oct-1934   President of Smith College, 1975-85
Alistair Cooke
Journalist
20-Nov-1908 29-Mar-2004 Alistair Cooke's America
John S. Cooper
Politician
23-Aug-1901 21-Feb-1991 US Senator from Kentucky
Sam Coppersmith
Politician
22-May-1955   Congressman from Arizona, 1993-95
Elias James Corey
Chemist
12-Jul-1928   Retrosynthetic analysis
Allan M. Cormack
Physicist
23-Feb-1924 7-May-1998 Computerized axial tomography (CAT scans)
Jerome Corsi
Activist
31-Aug-1946   Co-Author, Unfit for Command
F. Albert Cotton
Chemist
9-Apr-1930 20-Feb-2007 Metal-metal bonds
Tyler Cowen
Economist
21-Jan-1962   Mercatus Center
Malcolm Cowley
Author
24-Aug-1898 27-Mar-1989 Exile's Return
Archibald Cox
Government
17-May-1912 29-May-2004 Target of Watergate Saturday Night Massacre
James Gould Cozzens
Novelist
19-Aug-1903 9-Aug-1978 Guard of Honor
Gregory B. Craig
Attorney
4-Mar-1945   White House Counsel, 2009
Cleveland Cram
Spy
21-Dec-1917 9-Jan-1999 History of the Counterintelligence Staff
Donald J. Cram
Chemist
22-Apr-1919 17-Jun-2001 Synthesis of molecules
Jim Cramer
TV Personality
10-Feb-1955   Mad Money
F. Marion Crawford
Novelist
2-Aug-1854 9-Apr-1909 Whosoever Shall Offend
Robert Creeley
Poet
21-May-1926 30-Mar-2005 Founded Black Mountain Review
Michael Crichton
Novelist
23-Oct-1942 4-Nov-2008 Jurassic Park
John H. Crimmins
Diplomat
26-Nov-1919 12-Dec-2007 US Ambassador to Brazil, 1973-78
Herbert Croly
Author
23-Jan-1869 17-May-1930 The Promise of American Life
Ralph D. Crosby, Jr.
Business
23-Sep-1947   CEO of EADS North America
Countee Cullen
Poet
30-May-1903 9-Jan-1946 Harlem Renaissance poet
John Culver
Politician
8-Aug-1932   US Senator from Iowa, 1974-81
e. e. cummings
Poet
14-Oct-1894 3-Sep-1962 Majuscule-challenged American poet
Rivers Cuomo
Musician
13-Jun-1970   Weezer frontman
Robert F. Curl, Jr.
Chemist
23-Aug-1933   Co-Discovered fullerines
George E. Curry
Publisher
23-Feb-1947   Emerge editor-in-chief
Haskell Curry
Mathematician
12-Sep-1900 1-Sep-1982 Combinatory Logic
Philip D. Curtin
Historian
22-May-1922 4-Jun-2009 The Atlantic Slave Trade: A Census
Benjamin Robbins Curtis
Judge
4-Nov-1809 15-Sep-1874 US Supreme Court Justice, 1851-57
George Ticknor Curtis
Historian
28-Nov-1812 28-Mar-1894 Constitutional History of the United States
Harvey Cushing
Doctor
8-Apr-1869 7-Oct-1939 Cushing's Syndrome
Robert Cutler
Government
12-Jun-1895 8-May-1974 1950s National Security Advisor
Matt Damon
Actor
8-Oct-1970   Good Will Hunting
Richard Henry Dana
Author
1-Aug-1815 6-Jan-1882 Two Years Before the Mast
Nicholas Daniloff
Journalist
30-Dec-1934   Journalist jailed by Soviet Union
Richard Darman
Government
10-May-1943 25-Jan-2008 Carlyle Group member, former OMB Director
Guy Davenport
Author
23-Nov-1927 4-Jan-2005 Thasos and Ohio
George David
Business
7-Apr-1942   CEO of United Technologies
Thayer David
Actor
4-Mar-1927 17-Jul-1978 Jergens in Rocky
Jeffrey Davidow
Diplomat
26-Jan-1944   US Ambassador to Mexico, 1998-2001
Donald Davidson
Philosopher
6-Mar-1917 30-Aug-2003 Actions, Reasons And Causes
Richard K. Davidson
Business
9-Jan-1942   CEO of Union Pacific, 1991-2006
Artur Davis
Politician
9-Apr-1967   Congressman from Alabama, 2003-11
Joseph S. Davis
Economist
5-Nov-1885 1975 Council of Economic Advisers, 1955-58
Alain de Botton
Author
20-Dec-1969   The Architecture of Happiness
John Gunther Dean
Diplomat
24-Feb-1926   US Ambassador to India, 1985-88
Robert W. Decherd
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Belo, 1987-2007
Christopher DeMuth
Activist
5-Aug-1946   American Enterprise Institute
Robert E. Denham
Attorney
27-Aug-1945   Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson
Joseph Dennie
Journalist
30-Aug-1768 7-Jan-1812 America's Joseph Addison
James M. Derham
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Guatemala
Peter A. Derow
Business
c. 1940   Institutional Investor, Inc.
Joseph M. DeThomas
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Estonia, 2001-04
C. Maury Devine
Business
c. 1950   Former Exxon Mobil executive
Bernard DeVoto
Historian
11-Jan-1897 13-Nov-1955 Across the Wide Missouri
Samuel Dexter
Politician
14-May-1761 4-May-1816 US Secretary of War, Treasury
Persi Diaconis
Mathematician
31-Jan-1945   Science of random numbers
Peter Diamandis
Activist
20-May-1961   Chairman of the X-Prize Foundation
Jared Diamond
Scientist
10-Sep-1937   Guns, Germs and Steel
Frank Graves Dickey
Educator
1-Dec-1917 7-Aug-2009 President, University of Kentucky, 1956-63
Charles M. Diker
Business
1934   Diker Management LLC
C. Douglas Dillon
Government
21-Aug-1909 10-Jan-2003 US Treasury Secretary, 1961-65
S. S. Van Dine
Novelist
15-Oct-1888 11-Apr-1939 The Canary Murder Case
Viet Dinh
Government
22-Feb-1968   USA PATRIOT Act mastermind
E. J. Dionne
Journalist
23-Apr-1952   The Washington Post
Lou Dobbs
TV Personality
24-Sep-1945   CNN anchor, Lou Dobbs Tonight
Edward A. Doisy
Scientist
3-Nov-1893 23-Oct-1986 Chemical structure of Vitamin K
Elizabeth Dole
Politician
29-Jul-1936   US Senator from North Carolina, 2003-09
Shaun Donovan
Government
24-Jan-1966   US Secretary of HUD
Joel Dorius
Educator
4-Jan-1919 14-Feb-2006 Professor fired for gay porn arrest
Diana Lady Dougan
Diplomat
13-Jan-1943   Former US Ambassador
Paul H. Douglas
Politician
26-Mar-1892 24-Sep-1976 US Senator from Illinois, 1949-67
Ross Douthat
Columnist
28-Nov-1979   New York Times columnist
John W. Dower
Historian
21-Jun-1938   Embracing Defeat
William C. Dowling
Educator
5-Apr-1944   Oliver Wendell Holmes in Paris
W. E. B. Du Bois
Sociologist
23-Feb-1868 27-Aug-1963 Civil rights activist
Adolph Dubs
Diplomat
4-Aug-1920 14-Feb-1979 US Ambassador to Afghanistan, 1978-79
Philip N. Duff
Business
c. 1958   Front Point Partners
Avery Cardinal Dulles
Religion
24-Aug-1918 12-Dec-2008 Fordham Professor, Roman Catholic Cardinal
Charles F. Dunbar
Diplomat
1-Apr-1931   US Ambassador to Yemen, 1988-91
Arne Duncan
Educator
6-Nov-1964   US Secretary of Education
Jeffrey D. Dunn
Business
c. 1955   Group COO, Nickelodeon Networks
Stanley H. Durwood
Business
5-Aug-1920 15-Jul-1999 Father of the multi-screen movie theater
Ronald Dworkin
Philosopher
11-Dec-1931 14-Feb-2013 Taking Rights Seriously
Timothy B. Dyk
Judge
14-Feb-1937   US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Esther Dyson
Business
14-Jul-1951   EDventure Holdings, former ICANN director
Richard Eberhart
Poet
5-Apr-1904 9-Jun-2005 Collected Poems
Otto Eckstein
Economist
1-Aug-1927 22-Mar-1984 Council of Economic Advisers, 1964-66
Walter D. Edmonds
Novelist
15-Jul-1903 24-Jan-1998 Drums Along the Mohawk
Karl W. Eikenberry
Military
1951   US Ambassador to Afghanistan
Luigi R. Einaudi
Diplomat
1-Mar-1936   Secy. General of the OAS, 2004-05
Charles William Eliot
Educator
20-Mar-1834 22-Aug-1926 President, Harvard University, 1869-1909
T. S. Eliot
Poet
26-Sep-1888 4-Jan-1965 Author of "The Waste Land"
Theodore L. Eliot, Jr.
Diplomat
24-Jan-1928   US Ambassador to Afghanistan, 1973-78
Caroline Elkins
Author
30-May-1969   Imperial Reckoning
Daniel Ellsberg
Government
7-Apr-1931   Pentagon Papers source
Douglas W. Elmendorf
Government
c. 1961   Director, Congressional Budget Office
Charles M. Elson
Business
c. 1960   Economist, University of Delaware
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Essayist
25-May-1803 27-Apr-1882 Essayist, wrote Nature
William A. Emerson, Jr.
Journalist
28-Feb-1923 25-Aug-2009 Editor, Saturday Evening Post, 1965-69
Richard S. Emmet
Attorney
8-Apr-1897 5-Oct-1969 Counsel to the Bank of New York
John F. Enders
Scientist
10-Feb-1897 8-Sep-1985 Cultured the polio virus
Thomas O. Enders
Diplomat
28-Nov-1932 17-Mar-1996 US Ambassador to Canada, Spain
Edward Everett
Politician
11-Apr-1794 15-Jan-1865 Governor of Massachuetts, 1836-40
Thomas E. Everhart
Physicist
15-Feb-1932   President of CalTech, 1987-97
David A. Fahrenthold
Journalist
c. 1978   Washington Post reporter
Ursula O. Fairbairn
Business
c. 1943   Former EVP, American Express
Charles S. Fairchild
Attorney
30-Apr-1842 24-Nov-1924 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1887-89
Philip Falcone
Business
c. 1962   Billionaire, Harbinger Capital
James Fallows
Journalist
2-Aug-1949   Atlantic Monthly
Susan Faludi
Activist
18-Apr-1959   Backlash
Martha J. Farah
Psychologist
c. 1955   Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, UPenn
Oliver La Farge
Author
19-Dec-1901 2-Aug-1963 Laughing Boy
Paul Farmer
Doctor
1959   Doctor for the world's poorest
Chaka Fattah
Politician
21-Nov-1956   Congressman, Pennsylvania 2nd
Robert A. Fein
Psychologist
?   National Threat Assessment Center
Douglas Feith
Government
16-Jul-1953   Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, 2001-05
Martin Feldstein
Economist
25-Nov-1939   Reagan economist
Cornelius Felton
Scholar
6-Nov-1807 26-Feb-1862 Classical scholar of Greek
Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.
Government
28-Oct-1951   CEO of TIAA-CREF
Frances D. Fergusson
Educator
3-Oct-1944   President of Vassar, 1986-2006
Leslie A. Fiedler
Critic
8-Mar-1917 29-Jan-2003 Love and Death in the American Novel
Marshall Field IV
Business
15-Jun-1916 18-Sep-1965 Owner of the Chicago Sun-Times, 1956-65
Glenn Fine
Attorney
c. 1956   Justice Department Inspector General
Jonathan Finer
Journalist
c. 1976   Washington Post reporter
Hamilton Fish, Jr.
Politician
3-Jun-1926 23-Jul-1996 Congressman from New York, 1969-95
Hamilton Fish III
Politician
7-Dec-1888 18-Jan-1991 Congressman from New York, 1920-45
J. Dudley Fishburn
Business
8-Jun-1946   British MP, Kensington, 1988-97
Franklin M. Fisher
Economist
13-Dec-1934   Economist at MIT
Richard W. Fisher
Business
18-Mar-1949   President and CEO, Dallas Fed
John Fiske
Historian
30-Mar-1842 4-Jul-1901 Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy
Dudley Fitts
Scholar
28-Apr-1903 10-Jul-1968 Translator of Greek literature
J. Michael Fitzpatrick
Business
c. 1946   President of Rohm and Haas, 1999-2005
Rodman Flender
Film Director
9-Jun-1962   Idle Hands
Denise K. Fletcher
Business
c. 1949   EVP Finance at Vulcan Energy
William A. Fletcher
Judge
6-Jun-1945   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Abraham Flexner
Educator
13-Nov-1866 21-Sep-1959 The American College
Edward T. Fogarty
Business
c. 1937   CEO of Tambrands, 1994-97
Thomas C. Foley
Business
9-Jan-1952   US Ambassador to Ireland, 2006-09
Robert L. Fornaro
Business
c. 1952   CEO of AirTran Holdings
Bill Foster
Politician
7-Oct-1955   Congressman from Illinois, 2008-11
Vicente Fox
Head of State
2-Jul-1942   President of Mexico, 2000-06
Ford M. Fraker
Business
c. 1949   US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
Jonathan Frakes
Actor
19-Aug-1952   Commander Riker on Star Trek: TNG
Barney Frank
Politician
31-Mar-1940   Congressman, Massachusetts 4th
Garance Franke-Ruta
Columnist
c. 1975   Senior Editor, The American Prospect
David Frankel
Film Director
2-Apr-1959   The Devil Wears Prada
Al Franken
Politician
21-May-1951   US Senator from Minnesota
John Hope Franklin
Historian
2-Jan-1915 25-Mar-2009 From Slavery to Freedom
A. Stone Freedberg
Doctor
30-May-1908 25-Aug-2009 Found H. Pylori near stomach ulcers
Richard Freeman
Economist
29-Jun-1943   Labor economist
Marilyn French
Author
21-Nov-1929 2-May-2009 The Women's Room
Aaron L. Friedberg
Government
16-Apr-1956   In the Shadow of the Garrison State
David B. Frohnmayer
Politician
9-Jul-1940   President, University of Oregon
Francis Fukuyama
Author
27-Oct-1952   The End of History and the Last Man
R. Buckminster Fuller
Architect
12-Jul-1895 1-Jul-1983 Futurist, invented the geodesic dome
Jason Furman
Government
c. 1970   Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Paul Fussell
Historian
22-Mar-1924 23-May-2012 The Great War and Modern Memory
William Gaddis
Novelist
29-Dec-1922 16-Dec-1998 A Frolic of His Own
James I. Gadsden
Diplomat
12-Mar-1948   US Ambassador to Iceland, 2002-05
John Gage
Business
c. 1942   Sun Microsystems
James K. Galbraith
Scholar
29-Jan-1952   Economics Professor at UT-Austin
Peter Galbraith
Diplomat
31-Dec-1950   The End of Iraq
Frederick D. Gardner
Politician
6-Nov-1869 18-Dec-1933 Governor of Missouri, 1917-21
Richard N. Gardner
Diplomat
9-Jul-1927   US Ambassador to Spain, 1993-97
William M. Gardner
Politician
26-Oct-1948   New Hampshire Secretary of State
Geoff Garin
Business
?   Pollster
Merrick B. Garland
Judge
13-Nov-1952   US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
Anne Garrels
Journalist
2-Jul-1951   NPR senior foreign correspondent
Bill Gates
Business
28-Oct-1955   Co-Founder of Microsoft
Mark Gearan
Government
16-Sep-1956   Peace Corps Director, 1995-99
Clifford Geertz
Anthropologist
23-Aug-1926 30-Oct-2006 Thick Description
Frank Gehry
Architect
28-Feb-1929   Postmodern architect
C. Daniel Gelatt
Business
c. 1947   President of NMT Corporation
Leslie H. Gelb
Government
4-Mar-1937   President, Council on Foreign Relations, 1993-2003
Robert A. Gerard
Government
c. 1945   Assistant Treasury Secretary, 1974-77
Elbridge Gerry
Politician
17-Jul-1744 23-Nov-1814 Patron saint of Gerrymandering
Ivan Getting
Inventor
18-Jan-1912 11-Oct-2003 Global Positioning System
Riccardo Giacconi
Astronomer
6-Oct-1931   Discovered cosmic X-ray sources
Samir G. Gibara
Business
23-Apr-1939   CEO of Goodyear, 1996-2002
Walter S. Gifford
Business
10-Jan-1885 7-May-1966 President of AT&T, 1925-48
Gabrielle Giffords
Politician
8-Jun-1970   Congresswoman from Arizona, 2007-12
Jarobin Gilbert, Jr.
Business
c. 1946   Former NBC executive
Walter Gilbert
Chemist
21-Mar-1932   Sequencing techniques for DNA
George Gilder
Pundit
29-Nov-1939   Technological futurist pundit
Carol Gilligan
Psychologist
28-Nov-1936   In a Different Voice
Allan D. Gilmour
Business
1934   Twice Vice Chairman of Ford
Todd Gitlin
Educator
6-Jan-1943   Journalism professor, social critic
Sheldon Glashow
Physicist
5-Dec-1932   Electroweak Theory
James Glassman
Publisher
1-Jan-1947   Roll Call editor
Robert R. Glauber
Business
?   National Association of Securities Dealers
Roy J. Glauber
Physicist
1-Sep-1925   Quantum optics
James Gleick
Author
1-Aug-1954   Chaos: Making a New Science
James L. Goddard
Government
24-Apr-1923 18-Dec-2009 FDA Commissioner, 1966-68
Sam Goddard
Politician
8-Aug-1919 1-Feb-2006 Governor of Arizona, 1965-67
Terry Goddard
Politician
29-Jan-1947   Attorney General of Arizona
Donald J. Gogel
Business
c. 1949   CEO of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Ray A. Goldberg
Educator
19-Oct-1926   Agribusiness professor, Harvard
Stephen M. Goldfeld
Economist
9-Aug-1940 25-Aug-1995 Council of Economic Advisers, 1980-81
James M. Goldgeier
Scholar
c. 1961   America Between the Wars
John P. Goldsberry
Business
c. 1954   CFO of Gateway
James Goodby
Diplomat
20-Dec-1929   US Ambassador to Finland, 1980-81
Amy Goodman
Radio Personality
13-Apr-1957   Host of Democracy Now!
Nelson Goodman
Philosopher
7-Aug-1906 25-Nov-1998 Fact, Fiction, and Forecast
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Historian
4-Jan-1943   Team of Rivals
S. Bernard Goodwyn
Judge
c. 1961   Justice, Virginia Supreme Court
Chris Gordon
Business
c. 1973   Bain Capital
Kermit Gordon
Economist
1916 1976 Council of Economic Advisers, 1961-62
Lincoln Gordon
Diplomat
10-Sep-1913 19-Dec-2009 US Ambassador to Brazil, 1961-66
Al Gore
Politician
31-Mar-1948   US Vice President under Clinton
Al Gore III
Relative
19-Oct-1982   Al Gore's son
Kristin Gore
Relative
5-Jun-1977   Futurama, SNL writer
Jamie S. Gorelick
Attorney
6-May-1950   9-11 Commission member
Edward Gorey
Author
22-Feb-1925 15-Apr-2000 Amphigorey
Benjamin Apthorp Gould
Astronomer
27-Sep-1824 26-Nov-1896 American astronomer and star-catalogist
Bill Gradison
Politician
28-Dec-1928   Congressman from Ohio, 1975-93
Laurence S. Grafstein
Business
c. 1960   Managing Director, Lazard
Donald E. Graham
Journalist
22-Apr-1945   CEO of Washington Post
Fred Grandy
Actor
29-Jun-1948   Congressman, Gopher on The Love Boat
Robert Grant
Novelist
24-Jan-1852 19-May-1940 Unleavened Bread
C. Boyden Gray
Government
6-Feb-1943   Conservative activist, lobbyist
Hanna Holborn Gray
Educator
25-Oct-1930   President, University of Chicago, 1978-93
Horace Gray
Judge
24-Mar-1828 15-Sep-1902 US Supreme Court Justice, 1882-1902
Jonathan N. Grayer
Business
c. 1965   CEO of Kaplan
Alan Grayson
Politician
13-Mar-1958   Congressman from Florida, 2009-11
Johnny Green
Composer
10-Oct-1908 15-May-1989 Body and Soul
Joshua Green III
Business
1936   Joshua Green Corporation
S. William Green
Politician
16-Oct-1929 14-Oct-2002 Congressman from New York, 1978-93
Stanley B. Greenberg
Business
10-May-1945   Pollster
Brian Greene
Author
9-Feb-1963   The Elegant Universe
Jesse L. Greenstein
Astronomer
15-Oct-1909 21-Oct-2002 Co-Discoverer of quasars
Andre Gregory
Theater Director
11-May-1934   My Dinner with Andre
Joseph Grew
Diplomat
27-May-1880 25-May-1965 US Ambassador to Japan, 1932-41
Kenneth C. Griffin
Business
c. 1969   Citadel Investment Group
David J. Gross
Physicist
19-Feb-1941   Deep structure of matter
Ernest Gruening
Politician
6-Feb-1887 26-Jun-1974 US Senator from Alaska, 1959-69
Mandy Grunwald
Activist
c. 1958   Hillary Clinton media adviser
Judith M. Gueron
Administrator
c. 1941   President of MDRC, 1986-2004
Gordon Gund
Business
15-Oct-1939   Former owner, Cleveland Cavaliers
Amy Gutmann
Educator
19-Nov-1949   President, University of Pennsylvania
Fred Gwynne
Actor
10-Jul-1926 2-Jul-1993 Herman on The Munsters
John Hagelin
Activist
9-Jun-1954   Natural Law Party
David Halberstam
Journalist
10-Apr-1934 23-Apr-2007 The Powers That Be
Edward Everett Hale
Author
3-Apr-1822 10-Jun-1909 The Man Without a Country
Horatio Hale
Anthropologist
3-May-1817 28-Dec-1896 Ethnologist studied polynesia
Donald Hall
Poet
20-Sep-1928   The One Day
Mark Halperin
Journalist
11-Jan-1965   TIME senior political analyst
John Hancock
Politician
23-Jan-1737 8-Oct-1793 First signer of the Declaration of Independence
Learned Hand
Judge
27-Jan-1872 18-Aug-1961 Influential American justice
Oscar Handlin
Historian
29-Sep-1915 20-Sep-2011 The Uprooted
Guillermo Haro
Astronomer
21-Mar-1913 26-Apr-1988 Herbig-Haro objects
George Russell Harrison
Physicist
14-Jul-1898 27-Jul-1979 Echelle spectrograph
Jerry Harrison
Musician
21-Feb-1949   Guitar and keyboard player for Talking Heads
C. Lowell Harriss
Economist
2-Aug-1912 14-Dec-2009 Columbia University Economist
William Harrop
Diplomat
19-Feb-1929   US Ambassador to Israel, 1991-93
Alex W. Hart
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Advanta Corporation, 1995-97
Myra M. Hart
Business
c. 1940   Co-Founder of Staples
Parker T. Hart
Diplomat
28-Sep-1910 15-Oct-1997 US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 1961-65
Arthur A. Hartman
Diplomat
12-Mar-1926   US Ambassador to the USSR, 1981-87
Harris L. Hartz
Judge
20-Jan-1947   10th Circuit Court of Appeals
John Harwood
Journalist
c. 1956   Wall Street Journal political editor
Peter Haskell
Actor
15-Oct-1934 12-Apr-2010 Kevin Grant on Bracken's World
William Dodd Hathaway
Politician
21-Feb-1924   US Senator from Maine, 1973-79
John Hawkes
Novelist
17-Aug-1925 15-May-1998 The Blood Oranges
Trip Hawkins
Business
28-Dec-1953   Founder of Electronic Arts
Ulric Haynes
Diplomat
8-Jun-1931   US Ambassador to Algeria, 1977-81
William R. Hearst III
Business
c. 1950   San Francisco Examiner Editor, 1984-95
William Randolph Hearst
Business
29-Apr-1863 14-Aug-1951 Newspaper magnate
Chris Hedges
Journalist
18-Sep-1956   War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
Joel Hefley
Politician
18-Apr-1935   Congressman from Colorado, 1987-2007
Robert Heilbroner
Economist
24-Mar-1919 4-Jan-2005 The Worldly Philosophers
Robert B. Heisler, Jr.
Business
c. 1948   EVP at KeyCorp, 1994-2007
Mark Helprin
Author
28-Jun-1947   Winter's Tale
Michael A. Henning
Business
1-May-1940   CEO of E&Y International, 1993-99
Nat Hentoff
Critic
10-Jun-1925   The Jazz Life
Enrique Hernandez, Jr.
Business
2-Nov-1955   Inter-Con Security Systems
Roland A. Hernandez
Business
c. 1958   CEO of Telemundo Group, 1995-2000
Dudley R. Herschbach
Chemist
18-Jun-1932   Crossed molecular beam experiments
Christian Herter, Jr.
Government
29-Jan-1919 16-Sep-2007 First Chairman, New York Urban Coalition
Christian Herter
Politician
28-Mar-1895 30-Dec-1966 US Secretary of State, 1959-61
Hendrik Hertzberg
Publisher
1943   The New Yorker
John B. Hess
Business
5-Apr-1954   CEO of Amerada Hess
Hugh Hewitt
Radio Personality
22-Feb-1956   Conservative talk radio show
Andrew Heyward
Journalist
1950   President of CBS News, 1996-2005
Fred Hiatt
Columnist
30-Apr-1955   Washington Post Editorial Page Editor
Granville Hicks
Critic
9-Sep-1901 18-Jun-1982 Marxist critic, The Great Tradition
J. Tomilson Hill
Business
c. 1948   Vice Chairman of Blackstone Group
Martin J. Hillenbrand
Diplomat
1-Aug-1915 2-Feb-2005 US Ambassador to Germany, 1972-76
David D. Hiller
Publisher
12-Jun-1953   LA Times publisher, 2006-08
Jim Himes
Politician
5-Jul-1966   Congressman, Connecticut 4th
Samuel S. Hinds
Actor
4-Apr-1875 13-Oct-1948 It's a Wonderful Life
Deane R. Hinton
Diplomat
12-Mar-1923   US Ambassador to Panama, 1990-94
George H. Hitchings
Scientist
18-Apr-1905 27-Feb-1998 Developed medicines for leukemia, herpes, arthritis
Edward Hoagland
Essayist
21-Dec-1932   The Courage of Turtles
George F. Hoar
Politician
29-Aug-1826 30-Sep-1904 US Senator from Massachusetts, 1877-1904
Franklin W. Hobbs
Business
c. 1947   Warburg Dillon Read
Adam Hochschild
Author
5-Oct-1942   King Leopold's Ghost
William E. Hocking
Philosopher
10-Aug-1873 12-Jun-1966 The Meaning of God in Human Experience
Donald Hodel
Government
23-May-1935   Reagan's Secretary of Energy & Interior
Roald Hoffmann
Chemist
18-Jul-1937   Woodward-Hoffmann reaction
Stanley Hoffmann
Historian
27-Nov-1928   Gulliver's Troubles
John H. Holdridge
Diplomat
21-Aug-1924 12-Jul-2001 US Ambassador to Indonesia, 1983-86
Bert Hölldobler
Zoologist
25-Jun-1936   Social organizations in insects
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Author
29-Aug-1809 7-Oct-1894 The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table
Dennis H. Holtschneider
Educator
14-Jan-1965   President, DePaul University
Grace Murray Hopper
Computer Programmer
9-Dec-1906 1-Jan-1992 Computer programming pioneer
Hume Alexander Horan
Diplomat
13-Aug-1934 22-Jul-2004 US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 1988
Donald F. Hornig
Educator
17-Mar-1920 21-Jan-2013 President of Brown University, 1970-76
H. Robert Horvitz
Scientist
8-May-1947   Genetic regulation of organ development
Alanson B. Houghton
Diplomat
10-Oct-1863 15-Sep-1941 US Ambassador to the UK, 1925-29
Amo Houghton
Politician
7-Aug-1926   Congressman from New York, 1987-2005
James R. Houghton
Business
6-Apr-1936   CEO of Corning, 2002-05
David F. Houston
Government
17-Feb-1866 2-Sep-1940 US Secretary of Agriculture, 1913-20
Walter Howe
Diplomat
10-Jun-1907 8-Apr-1966 US Ambassador to Chile, 1958-61
Glenn Hubbard
Economist
4-Sep-1958   George W. Bush economist
Franklin P. Huddle
Diplomat
9-May-1943   US Ambassador to Tajikistan, 2001-03
Reginald Hudlin
Film Director
15-Dec-1961   Boomerang
Roy M. Huffington
Business
4-Oct-1917 11-Jul-2008 Texas Oilman
Cameron R. Hume
Diplomat
1947   US Ambassador to Indonesia
Samuel P. Huntington
Author
18-Apr-1927 24-Dec-2008 The Clash of Civilizations
Leonid Hurwicz
Economist
21-Aug-1917 24-Jun-2008 Mechanism design theory
Glenn H. Hutchins
Business
c. 1955   Co-Founder, Silver Lake Partners
Thomas Hutchinson
Government
9-Sep-1711 3-Jun-1780 Last Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony
Michael Ignatieff
Author
12-May-1947   Blood and Belonging
David Ignatius
Columnist
1950   Washington Post op-ed columnist
Walter Isaacson
Author
20-May-1952   Former Managing Editor for Time
Lawrence V. Jackson
Business
c. 1953   Wal-Mart executive
Rona Jaffe
Author
12-Jun-1932 30-Dec-2005 Mazes & Monsters
Hamilton James
Business
3-Feb-1951   President of Blackstone Group
William James
Philosopher
11-Jan-1842 26-Aug-1910 The Principles of Psychology
Charles H. Jenkins, Jr.
Business
1944   CEO of Publix, 2001-08
Josef Joffe
Editor
15-Mar-1944   Editor of Die Zeit
Robert D. Joffe
Attorney
26-May-1943 28-Jan-2010 Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore
James M. Johnson
Judge
c. 1946   Justice, Washington Supreme Court
Philip Johnson
Architect
8-Jul-1906 25-Jan-2005 The Glass House
Phillip Johnson
Author
1940   Intelligent Design theorist
William Samuel Johnson
Educator
7-Oct-1727 14-Nov-1819 President of Columbia University, 1787-1800
David L. Johnston
Educator
c. 1942   President, University of Waterloo
L. Craig Johnstone
Diplomat
1-Sep-1942   US Ambassador to Algeria, 1985-88
Boisfeuillet Jones, Jr.
Publisher
1946   Washington Post publisher, 2000-08
Bobby Jones
Golf
17-Mar-1902 18-Dec-1971 Winner of 13 major championships
G. Lewis Jones
Diplomat
18-May-1907 13-Nov-1971 US Ambassador to Tunisia, 1956-59
Rashida Jones
Actor
25-Feb-1976   Ann Perkins on Parks and Recreation
Richard H. Jones
Diplomat
26-Aug-1950   US Ambassador to Israel, 2005-08
Tommy Lee Jones
Actor
15-Sep-1946   Men in Black
Dale W. Jorgenson
Economist
7-May-1933   Economist at Harvard
Fred Joseph
Business
22-Apr-1937 27-Nov-2009 CEO of Drexel Burnham Lambert, 1985-90
Jonathan J. Judge
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Paychex
Percy Julian
Chemist
11-Apr-1899 19-Apr-1975 Physostigmine and cortisone
Ted Kaczynski
Criminal
22-May-1942   The Unabomber
Jeremy Paul Kagan
Film Director
14-Dec-1945   The Journey of Natty Gann
Peter R. Kagan
Business
c. 1968   Partner at Warburg Pincus
Robert Kagan
Government
26-Sep-1958   Influential neocon, cofounded PNAC
Michio Kaku
Physicist
24-Jan-1947   String Theory
Bernard Kalb
Journalist
4-Feb-1922   CBS and NBC news correspondent
Marvin Kalb
Journalist
9-Jun-1930   CBS and NBC news correspondent
Eric R. Kandel
Scientist
7-Nov-1929   Signal transduction in the nervous system
Tim Kang
Actor
16-Mar-1973   Kimball Cho on The Mentalist
Peter R. Kann
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Dow Jones, 1991-2006
Joel D. Kaplan
Government
c. 1969   White House policy advisor
Justin Kaplan
Author
5-Sep-1925   Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain
Jerome Karle
Chemist
18-Jun-1918   X-Ray diffraction studies
Stanley Karnow
Journalist
4-Feb-1925 27-Jan-2013 In Our Image
Martin Karplus
Chemist
15-Mar-1930   Karplus Equation
Kevin D. Katari
Business
c. 1969   Watershed Asset Management
Robert A. Katzmann
Judge
22-Apr-1953   2nd Circuit Court of Appeals
Juliette Kayyem
Government
16-Aug-1969   Counterterrorism wonk
David T. Kearns
Business
11-Aug-1930 25-Feb-2011 CEO of Xerox, 1985-91
David Keene
Administrator
?   American Conservative Union
Barnaby C. Keeney
Educator
17-Oct-1914 18-Jun-1980 President of Brown University, 1955-66
Donald Kennedy
Educator
18-Aug-1931   Editor-in-Chief of Science
John F. Kennedy
Head of State
29-May-1917 22-Nov-1963 35th US President, 1961-63
Joseph P. Kennedy
Business
6-Sep-1888 18-Nov-1969 Smuggler and patriarch of the Kennedy clan
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Relative
17-Jan-1954   Son of Robert F. Kennedy
Robert F. Kennedy
Politician
20-Nov-1925 6-Jun-1968 Slain Presidential candidate
Ted Kennedy
Politician
22-Feb-1932 25-Aug-2009 US Senator from Massachusetts, 1962-2009
Doug Kenney
Comic
10-Dec-1946 27-Aug-1980 National Lampoon cofounder
Robert O. Keohane
Scholar
3-Oct-1941   After Hegemony
John Kerr
Actor
15-Nov-1931 2-Feb-2013 Tea and Sympathy
Cameron Kerry
Relative
6-Sep-1950   John Kerry's younger brother
Charles R. Kesler
Scholar
c. 1956   Conservative scholar
John Key
Government
9-Aug-1961   Prime Minister of New Zealand
Alan Keyes
Radio Personality
7-Aug-1950   Illinois carpetbagger
Tracy Kidder
Author
12-Nov-1945   The Soul of a New Machine
Leo Kiely
Business
16-Jan-1947   CEO of Molson Coors
Jim Yong Kim
Administrator
8-Dec-1959   President of the World Bank
Ron Kind
Politician
16-Mar-1963   Congressman, Wisconsin 3rd
John W. King
Politician
10-Oct-1918 9-Aug-1996 Governor of New Hampshire, 1963-69
Thomas Starr King
Religion
17-Dec-1824 4-Mar-1864 Saved California to the Union
William Lyon Mackenzie King
Head of State
17-Dec-1874 22-Jul-1950 Three-time Prime Minister of Canada
Alfred Kinsey
Scientist
23-Jun-1894 25-Aug-1956 Researched human sexual behavior
Michael Kinsley
Pundit
9-Mar-1951   Founding editor of Slate
Paul G. Kirk, Jr.
Politician
18-Jan-1938   US Senator from Massachusetts
Lincoln Kirstein
Author
4-May-1907 5-Jan-1996 Co-Founder, New York City Ballet
Henry Kissinger
Government
27-May-1923   US Secretary of State, 1973-77
Richard G. Kleindienst
Government
5-Aug-1923 3-Feb-2000 US Attorney General, 1972-73
Kevin Klose
Government
c. 1940   CEO of National Public Radio
William S. Knowles
Chemist
1-Jun-1917 13-Jun-2012 Chiral catalysts
Kenneth Koch
Poet
27-Feb-1925 6-Jul-2002 On the Great Atlantic Rainway
Walter Kohn
Chemist
9-Mar-1923   Density-functional theory
Gabriel Kolko
Historian
17-Aug-1932   Century of War
Mort Kondracke
Columnist
28-Apr-1939   Tolerated by Fox, McLaughlin
Arthur Kopit
Playwright
10-May-1937   Mama's Hung You in the Closet
Roger D. Kornberg
Scientist
24-Apr-1947   Molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription
Bruce Kovner
Activist
Feb-1945   Caxton Associates billionaire
Jonathan Kozol
Educator
5-Sep-1936   Death at an Early Age
Hilton Kramer
Critic
25-Mar-1928 27-Mar-2012 The New Criterion
Stephen Krasner
Educator
15-Feb-1942   State Dept Policy Planning Dir., 2005-07
Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr.
Military
c. 1950   The Army and Vietnam
Nicholas D. Kristof
Journalist
27-Apr-1959   New York Times Op-Ed columnist
Bill Kristol
Columnist
23-Dec-1952   Editor of The Weekly Standard
George A. Krol
Diplomat
1956   US Ambassador to Belarus, 2003-06
Randall S. Kroszner
Economist
22-Jun-1962   Federal Reserve Governor
Thomas Kuhn
Author
18-Jul-1922 17-Jun-1996 Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Stanley Kunitz
Poet
29-Jul-1905 14-May-2006 US Poet Laureate, 2000
Erich Kunzel
Conductor
21-Mar-1935 1-Sep-2009 Conductor, Cincinnati Pops, 1977-2009
Lawrence Lader
Activist
6-Aug-1919 7-May-2006 Father of abortion rights activism
Anthony Lake
Government
2-Apr-1939   Clinton's National Security Advisor
Everett J. Lake
Politician
8-Feb-1871 16-Sep-1948 Governor of Connecticut, 1921-23
Corliss Lamont
Activist
28-Mar-1902 26-Apr-1995 Millionaire socialist
Thomas W. Lamont
Business
30-Sep-1870 2-Feb-1948 Banker and diplomat
Lisa Lampanelli
Comic
19-Jul-1961   Insult Comic
Edwin H. Land
Inventor
7-May-1909 1-Mar-1991 Polaroid Land Camera
William Leonard Langer
Historian
16-Mar-1896 26-Dec-1977 Our Vichy Gamble
Samuel P. Langley
Astronomer
22-Aug-1834 2-Feb-1906 Heavier-than-air flying machine
Christopher Lasch
Author
1-Jun-1932 14-Feb-1994 The Culture of Narcissism
Owen Lattimore
Author
29-Jul-1900 31-May-1989 Scholar of Mongolia
James Laughlin
Publisher
30-Oct-1914 12-Nov-1997 Founder, New Directions Press
Bernard Cardinal Law
Religion
4-Nov-1931   Archbishop of Boston, 1984-2002
Edward Lazear
Economist
1948   Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors
Henrietta Swan Leavitt
Astronomer
4-Jul-1868 12-Dec-1921 Cepheid variable
John LeBoutillier
Politician
26-May-1953   Congressman from New York, 1981-83
John C. Lechleiter
Business
c. 1953   CEO of Eli Lilly
Philip Leder
Biologist
19-Nov-1934   Harvard Geneticist
David M. Lee
Physicist
20-Jan-1931   Superfluidity of helium-3
Jennifer 8. Lee
Journalist
15-Mar-1976   New York Times reporter
Kewsong Lee
Business
c. 1965   Managing Director, Warburg Pincus
Yuan T. Lee
Chemist
29-Nov-1936   Crossed molecular beam experiments
David W. Leebron
Educator
1956   President, Rice University
Jean-Marie Lehn
Chemist
30-Sep-1939   Synthesis of molecules
Tom Lehrer
Comic
9-Apr-1928   Comedic songwriter
Lew Lehrman
Business
15-Aug-1938   Rite Aid drugstore founder
Jack Lemmon
Actor
8-Feb-1925 27-Jun-2001 The Odd Couple
Leslie Lenkowsky
Government
30-Mar-1946   Philanthropic Studies
James F. Leonard
Diplomat
30-May-1920   US Ambassador to the UN, 1977-79
Alan Jay Lerner
Playwright
31-Aug-1918 14-Jun-1986 An American in Paris
Jeremy Leven
Film Director
1941   Don Juan DeMarco
Burton Levin
Diplomat
28-Sep-1930   US Ambassador to Burma, 1987-90
Daniel B. Levin
Government
4-Mar-1956   Justice Department attorney
Linda Fayne Levinson
Business
c. 1942   Vendare Media Corporation
Steven Levitt
Economist
1968   Freakonomics
Marv Levy
Football
3-Aug-1925   NFL, CFL, and NCAA coach
Jacob J. Lew
Government
29-Aug-1955   Obama's White House Chief of Staff
William M. Lewis, Jr.
Business
30-Apr-1956   Co-Chair Investment Banking at Lazard
Anthony Lewis
Journalist
27-Mar-1927 25-Mar-2013 Gideon's Trumpet
John P. Lewis
Economist
18-Mar-1921 19-May-2010 Council of Economic Advisers, 1963-64
Marlo Lewis, Jr.
Activist
c. 1951   Global Warming critic
W. Walker Lewis
Business
c. 1945   Devon Value Advisers
Richard A. Licht
Politician
25-Mar-1948   Lt. Governor of Rhode Island, 1985-89
S. Robert Lichter
Scholar
28-Aug-1948   Center for Media and Public Affairs
Allan J. Lichtman
Historian
4-Apr-1947   The Keys to the White House
Robert Jay Lifton
Psychiatrist
16-May-1926   The Nazi Doctors
Charles P. Light, Jr.
Attorney
1902 1976 Prominent Washington attorney, law professor
Jeremy Lin
Basketball
23-Aug-1988   Houston Rockets point guard
Maya Lin
Artist
5-Oct-1959   Designed Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Robert Todd Lincoln
Politician
1-Aug-1843 26-Jul-1926 US Secretary of War, 1881-85
Susan L. Lindquist
Biologist
5-Jun-1949   Protein folding
Howard Lindsay
Playwright
29-Mar-1889 11-Feb-1968 The Sound of Music
Larry Lindsey
Economist
18-Jul-1954   Masterminded GWB's tax cut
Ralph Linton
Anthropologist
27-Feb-1893 25-Dec-1953 The Study of Man
Walter Lippmann
Journalist
23-Sep-1889 14-Dec-1974 Today and Tomorrow
John Lithgow
Actor
19-Oct-1945   Third Rock From The Sun
Alain Locke
Author
13-Sep-1886 9-Jun-1954 Leader in the Harlem Renaissance
Henry Cabot Lodge
Politician
12-May-1850 9-Nov-1924 US Senator from Massachusetts, 1893-1924
Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Politician
5-Jul-1902 27-Feb-1985 Ambassador, Massachusetts Senator
John Davis Lodge
Politician
20-Oct-1903 29-Oct-1985 Governor of Connecticut, 1951-55
Rayford W. Logan
Historian
7-Jan-1897 4-Nov-1982 The Negro in American Life and Thought
Donal Logue
Actor
27-Feb-1966   Jimmy the Cab Driver
Nicholas Longworth
Politician
5-Nov-1869 9-Apr-1931 Congressman from Ohio, 1903-31
Edward Lorenz
Scientist
23-May-1917 16-Apr-2008 Chaos theory
Alan D. Lourie
Judge
13-Jan-1935   US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Arthur O. Lovejoy
Historian
10-Oct-1873 30-Dec-1962 The Great Chain of Being
Robert A. Lovett
Government
14-Sep-1895 7-May-1986 US Secretary of Defense, 1951-53
A. Lawrence Lowell
Educator
1-Jan-1856 6-Jan-1943 President, Harvard University, 1909-33
James Russell Lowell
Author
22-Feb-1819 12-Aug-1891 The Biglow Papers
Percival Lowell
Astronomer
13-Mar-1855 12-Nov-1916 Predicted existence of planet Pluto
Robert Lowell
Poet
1-Mar-1917 12-Sep-1977 Lord Weary's Castle
Annette Lu
Politician
7-Jun-1944   Vice President of Taiwan
Carrie Lukas
Activist
?   Independent Women's Forum
Robert Luskin
Attorney
21-Jan-1950   Karl Rove's lawyer
Douglas Lute
Military
c. 1953   White House War Czar
Willem J. Luyten
Astronomer
7-Mar-1899 21-Nov-1994 Stellar mortician
Princeton Lyman
Diplomat
20-Nov-1935   US Ambassador to South Africa, 1992-95
Richard W. Lyman
Educator
18-Oct-1923 27-May-2012 President of Stanford University, 1971-80
Loretta E. Lynch
Attorney
1959   US Attorney, Eastern District, New York
Cecil B. Lyon
Diplomat
8-Nov-1903 6-Apr-1993 US Ambassador to Chile, Sri Lanka
Champ Lyons, Jr.
Judge
6-Dec-1940   Justice, Alabama Supreme Court
Yo-Yo Ma
Cellist
7-Oct-1955   Cellist, The Silk Road Ensemble
James MacArthur
Actor
8-Dec-1937 28-Oct-2010 Dano from Hawaii 5-O
Torbert H. Macdonald
Politician
6-Jun-1917 21-May-1976 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1955-76
David Lyle Mack
Diplomat
10-Jun-1940   US Ambassador to the UAE, 1986-89
Percy MacKaye
Playwright
16-Mar-1875 31-Aug-1956 The Canterbury Pilgrims
Charles MacVeagh
Attorney
6-Jun-1860 4-Dec-1931 US Ambassador to Japan, 1925-28
Lincoln MacVeagh
Diplomat
1-Oct-1890 15-Jan-1972 Roosevelt's Ambassador to Greece
Miguel de la Madrid
Head of State
12-Dec-1934 1-Apr-2012 President of Mexico, 1982-88
Norman Mailer
Author
31-Jan-1923 10-Nov-2007 Armies of the Night
Minoru Makihara
Business
12-Jan-1930   President of Mitsubishi, 1992-98
Terrence Malick
Film Director
30-Nov-1943   Badlands
Burton Malkiel
Economist
28-Aug-1932   A Random Walk Down Wall Street
Mahmood Mamdani
Author
?   When Victims Become Killers
James Mann
Author
18-Sep-1946   Rise of the Vulcans
Stanley Marcus
Business
20-Apr-1905 22-Jan-2002 CEO of Neiman-Marcus, 1950-72
Guillermo G. Marmol
Business
c. 1955   Former Partner, McKinsey & Company
John P. Marquand
Novelist
10-Nov-1893 16-Jul-1960 The Late George Apley
Margaret H. Marshall
Judge
1-Sep-1944   Massachusetts Chief Justice
Siri S. Marshall
Business
c. 1948   General Counsel for General Mills, 1994-2008
William Moulton Marston
Inventor
9-May-1893 2-May-1947 Invented polygraph, Wonder Woman
William Martin
Novelist
c. 1950   Back Bay
Lauro Martines
Historian
22-Nov-1927   The Social World of the Florentine Humanists
Eric Maskin
Economist
12-Dec-1950   Mechanism design theory
Cotton Mather
Religion
12-Feb-1663 13-Feb-1728 Pastor at Boston North Church
Increase Mather
Religion
21-Jun-1639 23-Aug-1723 Massachusetts Puritan leader
Jim Matheson
Politician
21-Mar-1960   Congressman, Utah 2nd
Harry Mathews
Author
14-Feb-1930   My Life in CIA
Sylvia M. Mathews
Administrator
1965   Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
F. O. Matthiessen
Critic
19-Feb-1902 1-Apr-1950 American Renaissance
Garrett Mattingly
Historian
6-May-1900 18-Dec-1962 Renaissance Diplomacy
Antonia Maury
Astronomer
21-Mar-1866 8-Jan-1952 Stellar classification
William Maxwell
Novelist
16-Aug-1908 31-Jul-2000 The Folded Leaf
Jonathan Mayhew
Religion
8-Oct-1720 9-Jul-1766 Congregationalist minister, anti-Royalist
Thom Mayne
Architect
1943   Architect, 2005 Pritzker Prize winner
Wiley Mayne
Politician
19-Jan-1917 27-May-2007 Congressman from Iowa, 1967-75
Karen McCarthy
Politician
18-Mar-1947 5-Oct-2010 Congresswoman from Missouri, 1995-2005
Michael McCaul
Politician
14-Jan-1962   Congressman, Texas 10th
Stanley McChrystal
Military
14-Aug-1954   Commander, US Forces Afghanistan, 2009-10
Mark McClellan
Government
26-Jun-1963   Medicare Chief
John J. McCloy
Military
31-Mar-1895 11-Mar-1989 World Bank, Warren Commission
Pat McCormick
Comic
30-Jun-1927 29-Jul-2005 Smokey and the Bandit
Paul W. McCracken
Economist
29-Dec-1915 3-Aug-2012 Council of Economic Advisers, 1969-71
James S. McDonald
Business
26-Jan-1953 12-Sep-2009 CEO of Rockefeller & Co.
Neil H. McElroy
Government
30-Oct-1904 30-Nov-1972 US Secretary of Defense, 1957-59
F. Warren McFarlan
Educator
c. 1937   Baker Foundation Professor
Edward McGaffigan
Government
8-Dec-1948 2-Sep-2007 NRC Commissioner, 1996-2007
Henry McGee
Business
c. 1954   President of HBO Video
James McGreevey
Politician
6-Aug-1957   Governor of New Jersey, 2002-04
Raymond J. McGuire
Business
1957   Citigroup M&A executive
Bill McKibben
Activist
8-Dec-1960   The End of Nature
Scott McNealy
Business
13-Nov-1954   Co-Founder of Sun Microsystems
Barbara J. McNeil
Educator
c. 1940   Harvard Professor of Health Care Policy
George Herbert Mead
Philosopher
27-Feb-1863 26-Apr-1931 Pragmatist, social behaviorist
Sanjeev K. Mehra
Business
c. 1960   Partner, Goldman Sachs
Ved Mehta
Author
21-Mar-1934   Face to Face
Keith A. Meister
Business
c. 1973   Icahn Enterprises
Craig C. Mello
Scientist
19-Oct-1960   RNA interference
Robert K. Merton
Sociologist
4-Jul-1910 23-Feb-2003 On the Shoulders of Giants
Tom Mesereau
Attorney
1950   Defended Michael Jackson
Thomas M. Messer
Curator
9-Feb-1920 15-May-2013 Director of the Guggenheim, 1961-88
Bob Metcalfe
Business
1946   Co-Inventor of Ethernet
Mary S. Metz
Educator
c. 1937   President of Mills College, 1981-90
James W. Michaels
Journalist
17-Jun-1921 2-Oct-2007 Longtime Forbes editor
Alexis P. Michas
Business
c. 1954   Co-Founder, Stonington Partners Inc.
Michael W. Michelson
Business
c. 1952   Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
Empress Michiko
Royalty
20-Oct-1934   Empress of Japan
J. William Middendorf II
Diplomat
22-Sep-1924   Ford's Secretary of the Navy
Richard M. Miles
Diplomat
8-Jan-1937   Former US Ambassador to Georgia, Bulgaria
Stanley Milgram
Psychologist
15-Aug-1933 20-Dec-1984 Milgram Experiment
David C. Miller
Diplomat
15-Jul-1942   US Ambassador to Zimbabwe, 1984-86
J. Hillis Miller
Critic
5-Mar-1928   Deconstructionist literary critic
Merton H. Miller
Economist
16-May-1923 3-Jun-2000 Modigliani-Miller theorem
Robert H. Miller
Diplomat
8-Sep-1927   US Ambassador to the Ivory Coast, 1983-86
Stuart A. Miller
Business
1957   CEO of Lennar
Karen Gordon Mills
Business
c. 1953   Solera Capital LLC
Ogden L. Mills
Government
23-Aug-1884 11-Oct-1937 US Treasury Secretary, 1932-33
Eric Mindich
Business
1967   Eton Park Capital Management
George R. Minot
Doctor
2-Dec-1885 25-Feb-1950 Liver therapy for pernicious anemia
Martha L. Minow
Attorney
6-Dec-1954   Dean of Harvard Law School
Hyman Minsky
Economist
23-Sep-1919 25-Oct-1996 Inherently unstable markets
Marvin Minsky
Scientist
9-Aug-1927   Father of Artificial Intelligence
Cleta Mitchell
Attorney
1950   Conservative lawyer
Elvis Mitchell
Critic
1958   New York Times film critic
A. Malachi Mixon III
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Invacare
Goenawan Mohammad
Journalist
29-Jul-1941   Muckraking Indonesian journalist
Thomas L. Monahan III
Business
c. 1966   The Corporate Executive Board Company
William H. Moody
Judge
23-Feb-1853 2-Jul-1917 US Supreme Court Justice, 1906-10
William Vaughn Moody
Playwright
8-Jul-1869 17-Oct-1910 The Great Divide
Gwen Moore
Politician
18-Apr-1951   Congresswoman, Wisconsin 4th
Robin Moore
Author
31-Oct-1925 21-Feb-2008 The Green Berets
Rodman W. Moorhead III
Business
c. 1944   Former Managing Director, Warburg Pincus
Sandra O. Moose
Business
c. 1941   Ex-VP, Boston Consulting Group
Paul Elmer More
Scholar
12-Dec-1864 9-Mar-1937 Shelburne Essays
Tom Morello
Guitarist
30-May-1964   Rage Against the Machine
Henry S. Morgan
Business
24-Oct-1900 8-Feb-1982 Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley
J. P. Morgan, Jr.
Business
7-Sep-1867 13-Mar-1943 Banking magnate, J. P. Morgan & Co.
Samuel Eliot Morison
Historian
9-Jul-1887 15-May-1976 Rear Admiral and naval historian
Robert Morris, Jr.
Computer Programmer
8-Nov-1965   Author of 1988 Huge Internet Worm
Jonathan Mostow
Film Director
28-Nov-1961   Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
Robert Motherwell
Painter
24-Jan-1915 16-Jul-1991 Abstract expressionist
John Lothrop Motley
Diplomat
15-Apr-1814 29-May-1877 The Rise of the Dutch Republic
Ben R. Mottelson
Physicist
9-Jul-1926   Determined shapes of nuclei
Leo F. Mullin
Business
26-Jan-1943   CEO of Delta Airlines, 1997-2004
Alicia H. Munnell
Economist
12-Jun-1942   Council of Economic Advisers, 1996-97
James Murdoch
Business
13-Dec-1972   Rupert Murdoch's heir-apparent
Michael E. Murphy
Government
1962   Founding partner, D.C. Navigators
Richard W. Murphy
Diplomat
29-Jul-1929   US Ambassador to Syria, 1974-78
Scott Murphy
Politician
26-Jan-1970   Congressman from New York, 2009-11
Charles Murray
Author
1943   The Bell Curve
Terrence Murray
Business
c. 1939   CEO of FleetBoston
Roger B. Myerson
Economist
29-Mar-1951   Mechanism design theory
Vladimir Nabokov
Novelist
23-Apr-1899 2-Jul-1977 Lolita
Ethan Nadelmann
Activist
13-Mar-1957   Drug Policy Alliance
Thomas Nagel
Philosopher
4-Jul-1937   What is it like to be a bat?
Ajay Naidu
Actor
12-Feb-1972   Samir in Office Space
Mira Nair
Film Director
15-Oct-1957   Salaam Bombay!
John Naisbitt
Author
15-Jan-1929   Megatrends
Ogden Nash
Poet
19-Aug-1902 19-May-1971 Candy is dandy; but liquor is quicker
Victor Navasky
Publisher
5-Jul-1932   Publisher of The Nation
Glen D. Nelson
Business
c. 1938   Vice Chairman of Medtronic, 1988-2002
Ted Nelson
Computer Programmer
17-Jun-1937   Hypertext pioneer, Xanadu
Hassan Nemazee
Business
27-Jan-1950   Nemazee Capital Corporation
Howard Nemerov
Poet
1-Mar-1920 5-Jul-1991 US Poet Laureate, 1987-88
Simon Newcomb
Astronomer
12-Mar-1835 11-Jul-1909 Nautical Almanac
Joseph P. Newhouse
Economist
24-Feb-1942   Rand economist, Harvard professor
Michael H. Newlin
Diplomat
16-May-1926   US Ambassador to Algeria, 1981-85
Frank N. Newman
Business
20-Apr-1942   CEO of Bankers Trust, 1996-99
Howard H. Newman
Business
c. 1947   Former Partner, Warburg Pincus
David G. Newton
Diplomat
13-Nov-1935   US Ambassador to Iraq, 1984-88
Thomas Niles
Diplomat
22-Sep-1939   US Ambassador to Greece, 1993-97
William Niskanen
Administrator
13-Mar-1933 26-Oct-2011 Chairman of the Cato Institute
Paul Nitze
Diplomat
16-Jan-1907 19-Oct-2004 US cold warrior
Janne E. Nolan
Educator
c. 1954   Defense and foreign policy analyst
John T. Noonan, Jr.
Judge
24-Oct-1926   9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1985-96
Charles Nordhoff
Novelist
1-Feb-1887 10-Apr-1947 Mutiny on the Bounty
Grover Norquist
Activist
19-Oct-1956   Washington lobbyist, anti-tax crusader
Dean Norris
Actor
c. 1963   Hank Schrader on Breaking Bad
Frank Norris
Novelist
5-Mar-1870 25-Oct-1902 The Octopus
Charles Eliot Norton
Scholar
16-Nov-1827 21-Oct-1908 American man of letters
B. J. Novak
Actor
31-Jul-1979   Ryan Howard on The Office
Michael Novak
Religion
9-Sep-1933   The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism
Neil S. Novich
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Ryerson, 2006-07
Ryoji Noyori
Chemist
3-Sep-1938   Chiral catalysts
Martha Nussbaum
Philosopher
6-May-1947   The Fragility of Goodness
Joseph S. Nye
Government
19-Jan-1937   Chairman, National Intelligence Council, 1993-94
Conan O'Brien
Talk Show Host
18-Apr-1963   Briefly hosted The Tonight Show
John F. O'Brien
Business
c. 1943   CEO of Allmerica Financial, 1995-2002
Soledad O'Brien
Journalist
19-Sep-1966   CNN newscaster
Lawrence O'Donnell
Journalist
7-Nov-1951   MSNBC political analyst
Sean O'Faolain
Novelist
22-Feb-1900 20-Apr-1991 Come Back to Erin
Frank O'Hara
Poet
27-Jun-1926 25-Jul-1966 Meditations in an Emergency
Michael O'Hare
Actor
6-May-1952 28-Sep-2012 Jeffrey Sinclair on Babylon 5
Eugene O'Neill
Playwright
16-Oct-1888 27-Nov-1953 Long Day's Journey Into Night
Onora O'Neill
Philosopher
23-Aug-1941   President of the British Academy, 2005-09
Bill O'Reilly
Talk Show Host
10-Sep-1949   The O'Reilly Factor
Tim O'Reilly
Publisher
6-Jun-1954   Publisher, O'Reilly Media
Bertil Ohlin
Economist
23-Apr-1899 3-Aug-1979 Hecksher-Ohlin model of free trade
Tom Oliphant
Columnist
c. 1945   Boston Globe columnist
John Ong
Diplomat
29-Sep-1933   US Ambassador to Norway, 2002-05
Ernst J. Öpik
Astronomer
23-Oct-1893 10-Sep-1985 Andromeda Nebula
Robert Oppenheimer
Physicist
22-Apr-1904 18-Feb-1967 Physicist, headed the Manhattan Project
James Otis
Government
5-Feb-1725 23-May-1783 Massachusetts patriot and pamphleteer
Henry D. Owen
Diplomat
26-Aug-1920 5-Nov-2011 US Ambassador at Large, 1977-81
Catherine Oxenberg
Actor
22-Sep-1961   Amanda Carrington on Dynasty
David W. Oxtoby
Educator
1951   President, Pomona College
Mehmet Oz
Doctor
11-Jun-1960   Healing from the Heart
Douglas H. Paal
Diplomat
?   Director, American Institute in Taiwan, 2002-06
Peter Pace
Military
5-Nov-1945   Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 2005-07
Robert P. Paganelli
Diplomat
3-Nov-1931   US Ambassador to Syria, 1981-84
Elaine Pagels
Historian
13-Feb-1943   The Gnostic Gospels
Ajit V. Pai
Attorney
10-Jan-1973   FCC Commissioner
Nell Irvin Painter
Historian
2-Aug-1942   Creating Black Americans
George Pake
Scientist
1-Apr-1924 4-Mar-2004 First director of Xerox PARC
Anthony Pantaleoni
Attorney
29-May-1939   Fulbright & Jaworski
Andreas Papandreou
Head of State
5-Feb-1919 23-Jun-1996 Twice Prime Minister of Greece
George A. Papandreou
Head of State
16-Jun-1952   Prime Minister of Greece, 2009-11
Robert E. Park
Sociologist
14-Feb-1864 7-Feb-1944 Race and Culture
Anthony W. Parker
Business
c. 1945   GOP activist
William H. Parker
Government
21-Jun-1902 16-Jul-1966 Chief of LAPD, 1950-66
Francis Parkman
Historian
16-Sep-1823 8-Nov-1893 France and England in North America
Vernon Louis Parrington
Historian
3-Aug-1871 16-Jun-1929 Main Currents in American Thought
Gram Parsons
Musician
5-Nov-1946 19-Sep-1973 Flying Burrito Brothers
John Dos Passos
Author
14-Jan-1896 28-Sep-1970 U.S.A. Trilogy
William C. Pate
Business
c. 1963   Equity Group Investments
Deval Patrick
Politician
31-Jul-1956   Governor of Massachusetts
David C. Patterson
Business
c. 1948   Brandywine Trust Company
William J. Patterson
Business
27-Jan-1962 24-Sep-2010 SPO Partners & Co.
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
Astronomer
10-May-1900 7-Dec-1979 Hydrogen in the Sun
Endicott Peabody
Politician
15-Feb-1920 1-Dec-1997 Governor of Massachusetts, 1963-65
M. Scott Peck
Author
22-May-1936 25-Sep-2005 The Road Less Traveled
Merton J. Peck
Economist
17-Dec-1925 1-Mar-2013 Council of Economic Advisers, 1968-69
I. M. Pei
Architect
26-Apr-1917   Designed Louvre's glass pyramid
Benjamin Peirce
Mathematician
4-Apr-1809 10-Jun-1880 Idempotent and nilpotent
Charles Sanders Peirce
Philosopher
10-Sep-1839 19-Apr-1914 Founder of Pragmatism
Herbert C. Pell
Diplomat
16-Feb-1884 17-Jul-1961 US Ambassador to Portugal, 1937-41
Mark Penn
Government
5-Jan-1954   Hillary Clinton 2008 campaign strategist
Boies Penrose
Politician
1-Nov-1860 31-Dec-1921 US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1897-1921
Marty Peretz
Publisher
c. 1937   Co-Owner, The New Republic
George R. Perkovich
Author
c. 1959   India's Nuclear Bomb
Ken Perlin
Scientist
c. 1957   Perlin noise
Saul Perlmutter
Astronomer
1959   Accelerating expansion of the universe
Thomas Petri
Politician
28-May-1940   Congressman, Wisconsin 6th
William Lyon Phelps
Critic
2-Jan-1865 21-Aug-1943 Essays on Modern Novelists
Howard Phillips
Activist
3-Feb-1941 20-Apr-2013 Founder, US Taxpayers Party
John Phillips
Educator
27-Dec-1719 21-Apr-1795 Founder of Phillips Exeter Academy
Samuel Phillips, Jr.
Educator
5-Feb-1752 10-Feb-1802 Founder of Phillips Academy
Irving Pichel
Film Director
24-Jun-1891 13-Jul-1954 Destination Moon
Edward Charles Pickering
Astronomer
19-Jul-1846 3-Feb-1919 Photometer inventor and surveyor
Timothy Pickering
Politician
17-Jul-1745 29-Jan-1829 US Secretary of State, 1795-1800
Sebastián Piñera
Head of State
1-Dec-1949   President of Chile
Steven Pinker
Linguist
18-Sep-1954   The Language Instinct
Daniel Pipes
Government
9-Sep-1949   Influential neocon
Walter Piston
Composer
20-Jan-1894 12-Nov-1976 Symphony No. 3
Gilbert Plass
Physicist
22-Mar-1922 1-Mar-2004 Climate change scientist
Nicholas Platt
Diplomat
10-Mar-1936   US Ambassador to Pakistan, 1991-92
George Plimpton
Author
18-Mar-1927 25-Sep-2003 Paper Lion
David Plotz
Journalist
13-Jan-1970   Editor of Slate
Richard Poirier
Critic
9-Sep-1925 15-Aug-2009 Raritan, A Quarterly Review
H. David Politzer
Physicist
31-Aug-1949   Deep structure of matter
Carl Pope
Activist
c. 1945   Executive Director, The Sierra Club
David H. Popper
Diplomat
3-Oct-1912 24-Jul-2008 US Ambassador to Chile, 1974-77
Charles O. Porter
Politician
4-Apr-1919 1-Jan-2006 Congressman from Oregon, 1957-61
Cole Porter
Composer
9-Jun-1891 15-Oct-1964 I've Got You Under My Skin
Michael Porter
Scholar
1947   Competitive Strategy
Roger B. Porter
Educator
19-Jun-1946   Professor, Kennedy School of Government
Natalie Portman
Actor
9-Jun-1981   Black Swan
Adam Posen
Scholar
?   Institute for International Economics
Wesley W. Posvar
Educator
14-Sep-1925 27-Jul-2001 Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh, 1967-91
Trevor Potter
Attorney
24-Oct-1955   FEC Commissioner, 1991-95
Roscoe Pound
Judge
27-Oct-1870 1-Jul-1964 Sociological jurisprudence
Kendall J. Powell
Business
c. 1954   CEO of General Mills
Robert Pozen
Business
1946   Fidelity Investments
William H. Prescott
Historian
4-May-1796 28-Jan-1859 The Conquest of Mexico
Eric Press
Business
c. 1965   Apollo Management
Penny Pritzker
Business
1959   Founder, Hyatt Classic Residence
E. M. Purcell
Physicist
30-Aug-1912 7-Mar-1997 Nuclear magnetic resonance
Jon Purnell
Diplomat
c. 1948   US Ambassador to Uzbekistan, 2004-07
Nathan M. Pusey
Educator
4-Apr-1907 14-Nov-2001 President of Harvard, 1953-71
Stephen R. Quazzo
Business
c. 1960   Transwestern Investment Company
Carroll Quigley
Educator
9-Nov-1910 3-Jan-1977 Harvard professor, mentor to Bill Clinton
Josiah Quincy
Educator
4-Feb-1772 1-Jul-1864 President of Harvard, 1829-45
Willard Van Orman Quine
Philosopher
25-Jun-1908 25-Dec-2000 Two Dogmas of Empiricism
Maxwell M. Rabb
Attorney
28-Sep-1910 9-Jun-2002 US Ambassador to Italy, 1981-89
Franklin Raines
Government
14-Jan-1949   CEO of Fannie Mae, 1999-2004
Bruce Ratner
Business
23-Jan-1945   New York City developer
Alan Charles Raul
Government
9-Sep-1954   Sidley & Austin
Charles Redman
Diplomat
24-Dec-1943   US Ambassador to Germany, 1994-96
Sumner Redstone
Business
27-May-1923   Chairman and CEO of Viacom
Henry Hope Reed
Critic
25-Sep-1915 1-May-2013 American Skyline
Jack Reed
Activist
22-Oct-1887 19-Oct-1920 Ten Days That Shook the World
Donald Regan
Government
21-Dec-1918 10-Jun-2003 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1981-85
Henry Regnery
Publisher
5-Jan-1912 18-Jun-1996 Regnery Publishing
William Rehnquist
Judge
1-Oct-1924 3-Sep-2005 US Chief Justice, 1986-2005
Jehuda Reinharz
Educator
1944   President, Brandeis University
Edwin O. Reischauer
Diplomat
15-Oct-1910 1-Sep-1990 US Ambassador to Japan, 1961-66
Robert D. Reischauer
Administrator
c. 1941   President of the Urban Institute
Stephen Reno
Educator
c. 1943   Chancellor, University System of New Hampshire
Nicolas P. Retsinas
Government
?   Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard
Mel Reynolds
Politician
8-Jan-1952   Congressman from Illinois, 1993-95
Michelle Rhee
Activist
25-Dec-1969   DC Public Schools Chancellor, 2007-10
Syngman Rhee
Head of State
26-Mar-1875 19-Jul-1965 First President of South Korea
John J. Rhodes
Politician
18-Sep-1916 24-Aug-2003 Congressman from Arizona, 1953-83
Nicholas V. Riasanovsky
Historian
21-Dec-1923 14-May-2011 A History of Russia
Frank Rich
Columnist
2-Jun-1949   New York magazine
John K. Richards
Attorney
15-Mar-1856 1-Mar-1909 US Solicitor General, 1897-1903
Theodore W. Richards
Chemist
31-Jan-1868 2-Apr-1928 Atomic weights
Elliot Richardson
Government
20-Jul-1920 31-Dec-1999 Refused to fire Watergate Special Prosecutor
William A. Richardson
Politician
2-Nov-1821 19-Oct-1896 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1873-74
Tom Ridge
Politician
26-Aug-1945   US Secretary of Homeland Security, 2003-04
Bruce Riedel
Spy
c. 1953   CIA Near East Asia Specialist
Adam G. Riess
Astronomer
1969   Accelerating expansion of the universe
Dennis Ritchie
Computer Programmer
9-Sep-1941 12-Oct-2011 Co-Creator of UNIX
Michael Ritchie
Film Director
28-Nov-1938 16-Apr-2001 The Candidate
Hugh H. Roberts
Business
c. 1951   Former Kraft Foods executive
John G. Roberts, Jr.
Judge
27-Jan-1955   US Chief Justice
Philip R. Roberts
Business
18-Feb-1942   Roberts Ventures, LLC
Richard J. Roberts
Scientist
6-Sep-1943   Eukaryotic (split) genes
Edwin Arlington Robinson
Poet
22-Dec-1869 6-Apr-1935 The Man Against the Sky
Eugene H. Robinson
Journalist
12-Mar-1954   Associate Editor, Washington Post
James Harvey Robinson
Historian
29-Jun-1863 16-Feb-1936 The Mind in the Making
Linda Robinson
Journalist
15-Jan-1960   US News and World Report
Mo Rocca
Comic
28-Jan-1969   Senior correspondent, The Daily Show
V. Manuel Rocha
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Bolivia, 2000-02
David Rockefeller
Business
12-Jun-1915   Founder of the Trilateral Commission
Jay Rockefeller
Politician
18-Jun-1937   US Senator from West Virginia
Stephen K. Roddenberry
Attorney
c. 1948   Akerman Senterfitt
Buddy Roemer
Politician
4-Oct-1943   Governor of Louisiana, 1988-92
Theodore Roethke
Poet
25-May-1908 1-Aug-1963 The Waking
Eddy J. Rogers, Jr.
Attorney
1940   Partner, Andrews Kurth
Peter Rojas
Blogger
c. 1975   Gizmodo, Engadget
Ann Romney
First Lady
16-Apr-1949   Wife of Mitt Romney
Archie Roosevelt
Relative
9-Apr-1894 13-Oct-1979 Conservative leader against New Deal
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr.
Politician
17-Aug-1914 17-Aug-1988 Congressman from New York, 1949-55
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Head of State
30-Jan-1882 12-Apr-1945 US President during WWII
James Roosevelt
Politician
23-Dec-1907 13-Aug-1991 Congressman from California, 1955-65
Kermit Roosevelt
Relative
10-Oct-1889 4-Jun-1943 Theodore Roosevelt's son
Kermit Roosevelt, Jr.
Government
16-Feb-1916 8-Jun-2000 1953 Iran coup
Theodore Roosevelt
Head of State
27-Oct-1858 6-Jan-1919 26th US President, 1901-09
Theodore Roosevelt IV
Business
27-Nov-1942   Lehman Brothers
Harvey S. Rosen
Economist
29-Mar-1949   Council of Economic Advisers, 2003-05
Stephen A. Ross
Economist
c. 1943   Professor of Financial Economics, MIT
Marc Rotenberg
Activist
c. 1961   Electronic Privacy Information Center
Nouriel Roubini
Economist
29-Mar-1958   Dr. Doom, Roubini Global Economics
Robert E. Rubin
Government
29-Aug-1938   US Treasury Secretary, 1995-99
George Rublee
Government
7-Jul-1868 26-Apr-1957 Advisor to Woodrow Wilson
Neil Rudenstine
Educator
21-Jan-1935   President of Harvard, 1991-2001
Paul Rudolph
Architect
23-Oct-1918 8-Aug-1997 Brutalist architect
Andrew Russell
Aristocrat
30-Mar-1962   14th Duke of Bedford
Jeffrey Sachs
Economist
5-Nov-1954   The End of Poverty
Peter Sagal
Radio Personality
31-Jan-1965   Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
Jeff Sagansky
Business
26-Jan-1952   President, CBS Entertainment, 1990-94
Edward Said
Educator
1-Nov-1935 25-Sep-2003 Orientalism
Kazuhiko Sakamoto
Business
1945   Marubeni Corporation
Meredith Salenger
Actor
14-Mar-1970   The Journey of Natty Gann
Carlos Salinas
Head of State
3-Apr-1948   President of Mexico, 1988-94
Leverett Saltonstall
Politician
1-Sep-1892 17-Jun-1979 US Senator from Masachusetts, 1945-67
Gary Samore
Government
31-Mar-1953   White House WMD Czar
Richard Samp
Activist
c. 1952   Chief counsel, Washington Legal Foundation
Paul Samuelson
Economist
15-May-1915 13-Dec-2009 Theory of revealed preference
Robert J. Samuelson
Columnist
23-Dec-1945   Newsweek columnist
Bengt I. Samuelsson
Scientist
21-May-1934   Prostaglandins
Sheryl Sandberg
Business
28-Aug-1969   COO of Facebook
Steve Sandvoss
Actor
23-Jun-1980   Latter Days
Edward Terry Sanford
Judge
23-Jul-1865 8-Mar-1930 US Supreme Court Justice, 1923-30
David E. Sanger
Journalist
5-Jul-1960   NYT Chief Washington Correspondent
George Santayana
Philosopher
16-Dec-1863 26-Sep-1952 The Realms of Being
Juan Manuel Santos
Head of State
10-Aug-1951   President of Colombia
Ronald L. Sargent
Business
1955   CEO of Staples
Thomas J. Sargent
Economist
19-Jul-1943   Rational expectations theory
Jim Sasser
Politician
30-Sep-1936   US Senator from Tennessee, 1977-95
Vicki L. Sato
Business
c. 1947   President of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, 2000-05
Eduardo Saverin
Business
13-Mar-1982   Co-Founder of Facebook
Robert A. Scalapino
Scholar
19-Oct-1919 31-Oct-2011 Longtime Asia scholar at Berkeley
Howard B. Schaffer
Diplomat
21-Jul-1929   US Ambassador to Bangladesh, 1984-87
Sydney Schanberg
Journalist
17-Jan-1934   The Death and Life of Dith Pran
Orville Schell
Author
20-May-1940   Prominent sinologist
Thomas C. Schelling
Economist
14-Apr-1921   The Strategy of Conflict
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Historian
15-Oct-1917 28-Feb-2007 The Age of Roosevelt
David Schlesinger
Journalist
15-Apr-1960   Editor-in-Chief of Reuters
James R. Schlesinger
Government
15-Feb-1929   Served Nixon, Ford, Carter
Brian P. Schmidt
Astronomer
24-Feb-1967   Accelerating universe
John R. Schmidt
Attorney
1943   Partner, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw
Jack Schmitt
Astronaut
3-Jul-1935   12th Man on the Moon
Bill Schneider
Pundit
8-Oct-1944   CNN senior political analyst
Cynthia P. Schneider
Scholar
16-Aug-1953   US Ambassador to the Netherlands, 1998-2001
Richard R. Schrock
Chemist
4-Jan-1945   Metathesis
Chuck Schumer
Politician
23-Nov-1950   US Senator from New York
Delmore Schwartz
Poet
8-Dec-1913 11-Jul-1966 Summer Knowledge
Mark Schwartz
Business
?   Former CEO, Soros Fund Management
Bobby Scott
Politician
30-Apr-1947   Congressman, Virginia 3rd
Charles Seeger
Musicologist
14-Dec-1886 7-Feb-1979 American musicologist
Pete Seeger
Singer/Songwriter
3-May-1919   We Shall Overcome
Erich Segal
Novelist
16-Jun-1937 17-Jan-2010 Love Story
John F. Seiberling
Politician
8-Sep-1918 2-Aug-2008 Congressman from Ohio, 1971-87
George Seldes
Journalist
16-Nov-1890 2-Jul-1995 Witness to a Century
Bruce M. Selya
Judge
27-May-1934   1st Circuit Court of Appeals, 1986-2006
Roger Sessions
Composer
28-Dec-1896 16-Mar-1985 Concerto for Orchestra
Joe Sestak
Politician
12-Dec-1951   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 2007-11
Marc J. Shapiro
Business
c. 1948   Vice Chairman of JP Morgan Chase, 1997-2003
Robert B. Shapiro
Business
4-Aug-1938   CEO of Monsanto, 1995-2000
K. Barry Sharpless
Chemist
28-Apr-1941   Chiral catalysts
Kathryn L. Shaw
Economist
c. 1954   Council of Economic Advisers, 1999-2001
Wallace Shawn
Actor
12-Nov-1943   Ate dinner with Andre
Harry Shearer
Comic
23-Dec-1943   Almost half the voices on The Simpsons
Daniel P. Sheehan
Activist
1946   Christic Institute
Neil Sheehan
Journalist
27-Oct-1936   A Bright Shining Lie
Hugh Shelton
Military
2-Jan-1942   Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1997-2001
John H. Shenefield
Attorney
23-Jan-1930   Morgan Lewis
Robert E. Sherwood
Playwright
4-Apr-1896 14-Nov-1955 Abe Lincoln in Illinois
Thomas J. Shields
Business
c. 1947   Shields & Company
Willow B. Shire
Business
c. 1948   Orchard Consulting Group
Thomas P. Shoesmith
Diplomat
25-Jan-1922 26-Apr-2007 US Ambassador to Malaysia, 1983-87
Bob Shrum
Activist
1943   Democratic political strategist
Elisabeth Shue
Actor
6-Oct-1963   Leaving Las Vegas
Alexander Shulgin
Chemist
17-Jun-1925   Rediscovered MDMA
Stanley S. Shuman
Business
c. 1934   Allen & Company
William Shurcliff
Physicist
27-Mar-1909 20-Jun-2006 Manhattan Project physicist
Kenton J. Sicchitano
Business
c. 1944   Former Partner, PWC
Laurie A. Siegel
Business
c. 1957   Senior VP HR at Tyco
Richard D. Simmons
Business
30-Dec-1934   President of Washington Post Co., 1981-91
Ruth J. Simmons
Educator
3-Jul-1945   President, Brown University
John Simon
Critic
12-May-1925   Reviewer for New York magazine
Thomas W. Simons
Diplomat
4-Sep-1938   US Ambassador to Pakistan, 1995-98
Christopher A. Sims
Economist
21-Oct-1942   Statistical theory of time series
Ronald L. Skates
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Data General, 1989-99
B. F. Skinner
Psychologist
20-Mar-1904 18-Aug-1990 Radical Behaviorism
Theda Skocpol
Educator
4-May-1947   Harvard sociologist, political scientist
Barbara Slavin
Journalist
1951   Sr. Diplomatic Reporter, USA Today
Carl S. Sloane
Business
1937   Co-Founder, Temple, Barker & Sloane
Benjamin A. Smith II
Politician
16-Mar-1916 6-Sep-1991 US Senator from Massachusetts, 1960-62
Kent Smith
Actor
19-Mar-1907 23-Apr-1985 Cat People
Peter Smith
Educator
31-Oct-1945   President, CSU Monterey Bay, 1995-2005
Richard Norton Smith
Historian
1953   Presidential historian
Rick Smith
Business
c. 1972   CEO of TASER International
Vernon L. Smith
Economist
1-Jan-1927   Experimental economics
Lee Smolin
Physicist
1955   The Trouble with Physics
Charles W. Socarides
Activist
24-Jan-1922 25-Dec-2005 Deprogrammer of homosexuals
Robert M. Solow
Economist
23-Aug-1924   Theory of economic growth
Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld
Educator
c. 1954   Chief Executive Leadership Institute
Han Duck Soo
Head of State
18-Jun-1949   Prime Minister of South Korea
Mira Sorvino
Actor
28-Sep-1967   Mighty Aphrodite
David Souter
Judge
17-Sep-1939   US Supreme Court Justice, 1990-2009
Thomas Sowell
Economist
30-Jul-1930   Conservative economist, Hoover fellow
Jared Sparks
Author
10-May-1789 14-Mar-1866 Life and Writings of George Washington
A. Michael Spence
Economist
7-Nov-1943   Asymmetric markets
Ambrose Spencer
Politician
13-Dec-1765 13-Mar-1848 Congressman and Judge from New York
Roger W. Sperry
Scientist
20-Aug-1913 17-Apr-1994 "Split brain" hemispheric neurophysiology
Joel Elias Spingarn
Critic
17-May-1875 26-Jul-1939 Literary critic, NAACP leader
Lyman Spitzer, Jr.
Astronomer
26-Jun-1914 31-Mar-1997 Father of space telescopes
Lawrence E. Spivak
TV Personality
11-Jun-1900 9-Mar-1994 Meet the Press
Harley O. Staggers, Jr.
Politician
22-Feb-1951   Congressman from West Virginia, 1983-93
Richard Stallman
Computer Programmer
16-Mar-1953   Founder, GNU software project
Craig Stapleton
Diplomat
c. 1945   US Ambassador to France
Chauncey Starr
Physicist
14-Apr-1912 17-Apr-2007 Electric Power Research Institute
Paul Starr
Educator
12-May-1949   The Social Transformation of American Medicine
Ronald Steel
Scholar
25-Mar-1931   Pax Americana
Jill Stein
Doctor
14-May-1950   Green Party presidential candidate, 2012
William H. Stein
Chemist
25-Jun-1911 2-Feb-1980 Amino-acid analyzer
James B. Steinberg
Government
7-May-1953   Deputy Secretary of State
George Steiner
Critic
23-Apr-1929   After Babel
Thomas A. Steitz
Scientist
23-Aug-1940   Ribosomes
Tom Stemberg
Business
1949   Founder and CEO of Staples, Inc.
Jay B. Stephens
Attorney
5-Nov-1946   General Counsel of Raytheon
Thomas F. Stephenson
Business
c. 1942   US Ambassador to Portugal
Daniel H. Stern
Business
c. 1961   Reservoir Capital Group
Paula Stern
Government
31-Mar-1945   Chairman, Int'l. Trade Commission, 1984-86
Richard G. Stern
Novelist
25-Feb-1928 24-Jan-2013 Other Men's Daughters
Wallace Stevens
Poet
2-Oct-1879 2-Aug-1955 Harmonium
Adlai E. Stevenson III
Politician
10-Oct-1930   US Senator from Illinois, 1970-81
Thomas A. Stewart
Editor
c. 1948   Editor, Harvard Business Review
Whit Stillman
Film Director
25-Jan-1952   The Last Days of Disco
Henry L. Stimson
Government
21-Sep-1867 20-Oct-1950 US Secretary of War 1911-13, 1940-45
Richard Stites
Historian
2-Dec-1931 7-Mar-2010 The Women's Liberation Movement in Russia
Todd Stitzer
Business
Mar-1952   CEO of Cadbury Schweppes
David Stockman
Government
10-Nov-1946   Ronald Reagan's chief economist
Nicholas Stoller
Screenwriter
19-Mar-1976   Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Richard B. Stone
Politician
22-Sep-1928   US Senator from Florida, 1975-80
Gerald L. Storch
Business
c. 1957   CEO of Toys R Us
Joseph Story
Judge
18-Sep-1779 10-Sep-1845 US Supreme Court Justice, 1812-45
William Wetmore Story
Sculptor
12-Feb-1819 7-Oct-1895 Cleopatra
Samuel S. Stratton
Politician
27-Sep-1916 13-Sep-1990 Congressman from New York
Nadine Strossen
Activist
18-Aug-1950   President of the ACLU
Gerry Studds
Politician
12-May-1937 14-Oct-2006 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1973-97
Andrew Sullivan
Journalist
10-Aug-1963   The Daily Dish
Lawrence H. Summers
Economist
30-Nov-1954   US Treasury Secretary, 1999-2001
Charles Sumner
Politician
6-Jan-1811 11-Mar-1874 Anti-slavery Senator from Massachusetts
James B. Sumner
Chemist
19-Nov-1887 12-Aug-1955 Crystallized enzymes
Cass Sunstein
Scholar
21-Sep-1954   Why Societies Need Dissent
David Susskind
Talk Show Host
19-Dec-1920 22-Feb-1987 The David Susskind Show
Phillip Swagel
Government
c. 1965   Bush economist
Emory C. Swank
Diplomat
29-Jan-1922 3-Jun-2010 US Ambassador to Cambodia, 1970-73
Harold R. Swearer
Educator
13-Oct-1932 19-Oct-1991 President of Brown University, 1977-88
Fife Symington
Politician
12-Aug-1945   Governor of Arizona, 1991-97
Robert A. Taft
Politician
8-Sep-1889 31-Jul-1953 US Senator from Ohio, 1939-53
David K. Y. Tang
Attorney
c. 1953   Chairman, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Helen B. Taussig
Doctor
24-May-1898 20-May-1986 Mother of pediatric cardiology
Joseph H. Taylor, Jr.
Astronomer
24-Mar-1941   Co-Discovered first binary pulsar
Ernest Thayer
Poet
14-Aug-1863 21-Aug-1940 Casey at the Bat
Abigail Thernstrom
Author
1936   Opponent of Affirmative Action
Stephan Thernstrom
Scholar
1934   Neoconservative thinker
Evan Thomas
Journalist
25-Apr-1951   Newsweek
Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Actor
8-Sep-1981   Randy on Home Improvement
Pamela Thomas-Graham
Business
24-Jun-1963   CEO of CNBC, 2001-05
Virgil Thomson
Composer
25-Nov-1896 30-Sep-1989 Four Saints in Three Acts
Henry David Thoreau
Author
12-Jul-1817 6-May-1862 Walden
John L. Thornton
Business
c. 1954   President of Goldman Sachs, 1999-2003
Lester Thurow
Economist
7-May-1938   Sloan School of Management
Baratunde Thurston
Comic
11-Sep-1977   How to Be Black
James Toback
Film Director
23-Nov-1944   The Pick-up Artist
James Tobin
Economist
5-Mar-1918 11-Mar-2002 Investment behaviorist
James R. Tobin
Business
c. 1944   CEO of Boston Scientific
Jeffrey Toobin
Attorney
21-May-1960   CNN Senior Legal Analyst
Pat Toomey
Politician
17-Nov-1961   US Senator from Pennsylvania
Malcolm Toon
Diplomat
4-Jul-1916 12-Feb-2009 US Ambassador to the USSR, 1976-79
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Politician
4-Jul-1951   Lt. Governor of Maryland, 1995-2003
Marvin S. Traub
Business
14-Apr-1925 11-Jul-2012 CEO of Bloomingdale's, 1978-92
Laurence Tribe
Attorney
10-Oct-1941   Harvard Law Professor
William Monroe Trotter
Activist
7-Apr-1872 7-Apr-1934 Co-founder, Boston Guardian
Pierre Trudeau
Head of State
18-Oct-1919 28-Sep-2000 Twice Prime Minister of Canada
John Trumbull
Painter
6-Jun-1756 10-Nov-1843 American Revolutionary painter
Jonathan Trumbull
Politician
12-Oct-1710 17-Aug-1785 Governor of Connecticut, 1769-84
Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.
Politician
26-Mar-1740 7-Aug-1809 Governor of Connecticut, 1797-1809
Daniel K. K. Tseung
Business
c. 1971   Sun Hung Kai Properties
Roger Y. Tsien
Scientist
1-Feb-1952   Green Fluorescent Protein
Jim Guy Tucker
Politician
13-Jun-1943   Governor of Arkansas, 1992-96
Royall Tyler
Playwright
18-Jul-1757 26-Aug-1826 The Contrast
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Astronomer
5-Oct-1958   Astrophysicist
Harlan Ullman
Columnist
15-Mar-1941   Shock and Awe
Theodore W. Ullyot
Attorney
c. 1968   Chief of Staff to Alberto Gonzales, 2005
Leonard S. Unger
Diplomat
17-Dec-1917 3-Jun-2010 US Ambassador to Taiwan, 1974-79
Chase Untermeyer
Diplomat
7-Mar-1946   US Ambassador to Qatar
John Updike
Novelist
18-Mar-1932 27-Jan-2009 Rabbit, Run
Chris Van Hollen
Politician
10-Jan-1959   Congressman, Maryland 8th
John H. van Vleck
Physicist
13-Mar-1899 27-Oct-1980 Quantum theory of paramagnetism
Courtney B. Vance
Actor
12-Mar-1960   ADA Ron Carver in Law & Order: CI
Sheldon B. Vance
Diplomat
18-Jan-1917 12-Nov-1995 US Ambassador to Congo, 1969-74
Harold E. Varmus
Scientist
18-Dec-1939   Genetic causes of cancer
Jones Very
Poet
28-Aug-1813 8-May-1880 Religious mystic
Peter Viereck
Poet
5-Aug-1916 13-May-2006 Terror and Decorum
Richard N. Viets
Diplomat
10-Nov-1930   US Ambassador to Jordan, 1981-84
Kaavya Viswanathan
Novelist
c. 1987   Alleged plagiarist, How Opal Mehta...
David J. Vitale
Business
c. 1952   CAO, Chicago Public Schools
David Vitter
Politician
3-May-1961   US Senator from Louisiana
Gregory Vlastos
Philosopher
27-Jul-1907 12-Oct-1991 Influential scholar of ancient philosophy
Paul Volcker
Economist
5-Sep-1927   Chairman of the Federal Reserve, 1979-87
David M. Walker
Government
2-Oct-1951   US Comptroller General
Chris Wallace
Journalist
12-Oct-1947   Fox News Sunday
Henry C. Wallich
Economist
10-Jun-1914 16-Sep-1988 Council of Economic Advisers, 1959-61
Peter J. Wallison
Government
6-Jun-1941   White House Counsel, 1986-87
John L. Walsh
Business
c. 1956   President of UGI
Michael Walzer
Philosopher
3-Mar-1935   Just and Unjust Wars
Artemas Ward
Military
26-Nov-1727 28-Oct-1800 Major General of the Continental Army
Joseph Warren
Government
11-Jun-1741 17-Jun-1775 American patriot killed at Bunker Hill
Alexander F. Watson
Diplomat
8-Aug-1939   US Ambassador to Peru, 1986-89
Alan Watts
Philosopher
6-Jan-1915 16-Nov-1973 Zen beat counterculture sage
Seth P. Waxman
Government
28-Nov-1951   US Solicitor General, 1997-2001
Robert C. Weaver
Government
29-Dec-1907 17-Jul-1997 US HUD Secretary, 1966-68
Sinclair Weeks
Government
15-Jun-1893 7-Feb-1972 US Commerce Secretary, 1953-58
Andrew Weil
Author
8-Jun-1942   New age ethnopharmacologist
Caspar Weinberger
Government
18-Aug-1917 28-Mar-2006 Iran-Contra figure pardoned by Bush
Scott Weinger
Actor
5-Oct-1975   Steve Hale on Full House
Suzy Welch
Journalist
1959   HBR Editor, now wife of Jack Welch
Bill Weld
Politician
31-Jul-1945   Governor of Massachusetts, 1991-97
Sumner Welles
Diplomat
14-Oct-1892 24-Sep-1961 US Under Secretary of State, 1937-43
Cornel West
Activist
2-Jun-1953   Prominent blackademic
Katharine Weymouth
Publisher
c. 1966   Washington Post publisher
Lally Weymouth
Journalist
3-Jul-1943   The Washington Post
Charles W. Whalen, Jr.
Politician
31-Jul-1920 27-Jun-2011 Congressman from Ohio, 1967-79
Clifton R. Wharton, Jr.
Business
13-Sep-1926   CEO of TIAA-CREF, 1987-92
M. Edward Whelan III
Activist
c. 1959   Ethics and Public Policy Center
Bill White
Politician
16-Jun-1954   Mayor of Houston, 2004-10
Theodore H. White
Historian
6-May-1915 15-May-1986 The Making of the President
George M. Whitesides
Chemist
3-Aug-1939   Harvard chemist, highest H-Index
William C. Whitney
Business
5-Jul-1841 2-Feb-1904 US Secretary of the Navy, 1885-89
Tom Wicker
Journalist
18-Jun-1926 25-Nov-2011 The New York Times
John A. Wickham, Jr.
Military
25-Jun-1928   US Army Chief of Staff, 1983-87
Byron Wien
Business
c. 1933   Investment strategist, Blackstone
Norbert Wiener
Mathematician
26-Nov-1894 18-Mar-1964 Cybernetics
Leon Wieseltier
Editor
14-Jun-1952   The New Republic
Michael Wigglesworth
Poet
18-Oct-1631 10-Jun-1705 The Day of Doom
Richard B. Wigglesworth
Government
25-Apr-1891 22-Oct-1960 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1928-58
Richard Wilbur
Poet
1-Mar-1921   Second U.S. Poet Laureate
Robert A. Wild
Educator
c. 1940   President, Marquette University
Malcolm R. Wilkey
Judge
6-Dec-1918 15-Aug-2009 US Ambassador to Uruguay, 1985-90
Wesley S. Williams, Jr.
Attorney
13-Nov-1942   Former Partner, Covington & Burling
Barry Lawson Williams
Business
c. 1944   Williams Pacific Ventures
Ernest J. Wilson III
Educator
c. 1948   Dean, Annenberg School for Communication
Edward O. Wilson
Biologist
10-Jun-1929   Father of Sociobiology
Kenneth G. Wilson
Physicist
8-Jun-1936   Second-order phase transitions
Herbert S. Winokur, Jr.
Business
c. 1942   Capricorn Holdings
Justin Winsor
Curator
2-Jan-1831 22-Oct-1897 Librarian of Harvard University
Robert Charles Winthrop
Politician
12-May-1809 16-Nov-1894 Speaker of the 30th Congress
Timothy E. Wirth
Politician
22-Sep-1939   US Senator from Colorado, 1987-93
John Wise
Religion
1652 8-Apr-1725 A Vindication of New England Churches
Owen Wister
Author
14-Jul-1860 21-Jul-1938 The Virginian
John L. Withers II
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Albania
Edward Witten
Physicist
26-Aug-1951   String theorist at Princeton
Peter Woit
Physicist
c. 1957   String Theorist
Timothy V. Wolf
Business
c. 1952   CFO of Molson Coors Brewing
Thomas Wolfe
Novelist
3-Oct-1900 15-Sep-1938 Look Homeward, Angel
Christian Wolff
Composer
8-Mar-1934   Burdocks
Sheldon Wolin
Philosopher
4-Aug-1922   Politics and Vision
David A. Wollard
Business
c. 1937   Former President, Bank One Colorado NA
Gordon S. Wood
Historian
27-Nov-1933   The Creation of the American Republic
Robert W. Wood
Physicist
2-May-1868 11-Aug-1955 Physical Optics
Robert B. Woodward
Chemist
10-Apr-1917 8-Jul-1979 Synthesized cholesterol, Vitamin B12, etc.
Douglas Woolf
Novelist
23-Mar-1922 18-Jan-1992 Fade Out
Suzanne H. Woolsey
Business
c. 1942   National Academies
Sewall Wright
Biologist
21-Dec-1889 3-Mar-1988 Mathematics of evolution
Henry M. Wriston
Educator
4-Jul-1889 7-Mar-1978 President of Brown University, 1937-55
Isoroku Yamamoto
Military
4-Apr-1884 18-Apr-1943 Commander of the Japanese Navy
Ahmed Zaki Yamani
Government
30-Jun-1930   Former Saudi Minister of Oil
Matthew Yglesias
Blogger
18-May-1981   Big Media Matt
John Yoo
Government
10-Jun-1967   Thinks Geneva Conventions are obsolete
Harry L. You
Business
c. 1959   EVP at EMC
Robert M. Young
Film Director
22-Nov-1924   Dominick and Eugene
Robert P. Young, Jr.
Judge
c. 1952   Justice, Michigan Supreme Court
Tim Zagat
Critic
13-Jun-1940   Zagat Survey
Steve Zahn
Actor
13-Nov-1968   Glenn in Out of Sight
Fareed Zakaria
Journalist
20-Jan-1965   Time columnist
Robert J. Zimmer
Educator
5-Nov-1947   President, University of Chicago
Howard Zinn
Historian
24-Aug-1922 27-Jan-2010 A People's History of the United States
Edward Zorinsky
Politician
11-Nov-1928 6-Mar-1987 US Senator from Nebraska, 1976-87
Mark Zuckerberg
Business
14-May-1984   Founder of Facebook
Mark A. Zupan
Educator
c. 1959   Dean of Business, University of Rochester
Edward Zwick
Film Director
8-Oct-1952   The Last Samurai

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Henry Adams
Historian
16-Feb-1838 28-Mar-1918 The Education of Henry Adams
John Quincy Adams
Head of State
11-Jul-1767 23-Feb-1848 6th US President, 1825-29
Roger Adams
Chemist
2-Jan-1889 6-Jul-1971 Organic chemist at Illinois
Jonathan S. Adelstein
Government
1962   FCC Commissioner
Louis Agassiz
Paleontologist
28-May-1807 14-Dec-1873 Ichthyologist at Harvard
Howard Aiken
Physicist
8-Mar-1900 14-Mar-1973 Designer of early computers
Gordon W. Allport
Psychologist
11-Nov-1897 9-Oct-1967 Personality: A Psychological Interpretation
Michael Antonovich
Politician
12-Aug-1939   LA County Board of Supervisors
Kwame Anthony Appiah
Philosopher
8-May-1954   The Ethics of Identity
Kenneth J. Arrow
Economist
23-Aug-1921   Social Choice and Individual Values
J. Brian Atwood
Government
25-Jul-1942   USAID Administrator, 1993-99
Irving Babbitt
Philosopher
2-Aug-1865 15-Jul-1933 Early leader of Neohumanism
Kenneth Bainbridge
Physicist
27-Jul-1904 14-Jul-1996 Director of the Trinity atomic test
Harry Elmer Barnes
Historian
15-Jun-1889 25-Aug-1968 American conspiracy theorist
Walter Jackson Bate
Critic
23-May-1918 26-Jul-1999 Samuel Johnson
Gregory Bateson
Anthropologist
9-May-1904 4-Jul-1980 Steps to an Ecology of Mind
George Beadle
Scientist
22-Oct-1903 9-Jun-1989 One gene, one enzyme theory
Daniel Bell
Sociologist
10-May-1919 25-Jan-2011 The End of Ideology
Luciano Berio
Composer
24-Oct-1925 27-May-2003 Italian Avant-garde composer
John Berryman
Poet
25-Oct-1914 7-Jan-1972 Homage to Mistress Bradstreet
Jacob Bigelow
Botanist
27-Feb-1787 10-Jan-1879 American Medical Botany
James Billington
Historian
1-Jun-1929   13th Librarian of Congress
Hiram Bingham
Politician
19-Nov-1875 6-Jun-1956 US Senator, discovered Machu Picchu
George David Birkhoff
Mathematician
21-Mar-1884 12-Nov-1944 Modern theory of dynamical systems
Elizabeth Bishop
Poet
8-Feb-1911 6-Oct-1979 North & South
David Blackbourn
Historian
1-Nov-1949   Populists and Patricians
Konrad Bloch
Scientist
21-Jan-1912 15-Oct-2000 Cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism
Nicolaas Bloembergen
Physicist
11-Mar-1920   Nonlinear optics
Bart Jan Bok
Astronomer
28-Apr-1906 5-Aug-1983 Bok globules
Derek Bok
Educator
22-Mar-1930   President of Harvard, 1971-91
Sissela Bok
Scholar
2-Dec-1934   Ethicist
Edwin G. Boring
Psychologist
23-Oct-1886 1-Jul-1968 A History of Experimental Psychology
Robert R. Bowie
Government
24-Aug-1909   CIA Deputy Director, 1977-79
David F. Bradford
Economist
8-Jan-1939 22-Feb-2005 Council of Economic Advisers, 1991-93
Marcel Breuer
Designer
21-May-1902 1-Jul-1981 Bauhaus furniture designer
Percy Williams Bridgman
Physicist
21-Apr-1882 20-Aug-1961 High-pressure physics
Heinrich Bruening
Head of State
26-Nov-1885 30-Mar-1970 Chancellor of Germany, 1930-32
Robert Brustein
Educator
21-Apr-1927   Founder, American Reportory Theatre
Zbigniew Brzezinski
Government
28-Mar-1928   National Security Advisor, 1977-81
Mac Bundy
Government
30-Mar-1919 16-Sep-1996 National Security Advisor, 1961-66
Caroline Bynum
Historian
1941   Medieval historian
Kim Campbell
Head of State
10-Mar-1947   Prime Minister of Canada, 1993
Wallace Hume Carothers
Chemist
27-Apr-1896 29-Apr-1937 Inventor of Nylon
Stanley Cavell
Philosopher
1-Sep-1926   Professor of Aesthetics, Harvard
Edward Channing
Historian
15-Jun-1856 7-Jan-1931 A History of the United States
John Ciardi
Poet
24-Jun-1916 30-Mar-1986 How Does a Poem Mean?
Robert C. Clark
Educator
c. 1944   Dean of Harvard Law School, 1989-2003
James Freeman Clarke
Religion
4-Apr-1810 8-Jun-1888 Ten Great Religions
Eliot A. Cohen
Government
c. 1955   Prominent neoconservative
Robert Coles
Psychiatrist
12-Oct-1929   Children of Crisis
James B. Conant
Educator
26-Mar-1893 11-Feb-1978 President of Harvard, 1933-53
Elias James Corey
Chemist
12-Jul-1928   Retrosynthetic analysis
Christopher Cox
Politician
16-Oct-1952   Chairman of the SEC
e. e. cummings
Poet
14-Oct-1894 3-Sep-1962 Majuscule-challenged American poet
Harvey Cushing
Doctor
8-Apr-1869 7-Oct-1939 Cushing's Syndrome
Ram Dass
Religion
5-Apr-1931   Be Here Now
Joseph S. Davis
Economist
5-Nov-1885 1975 Council of Economic Advisers, 1955-58
Alan Dershowitz
Attorney
1-Sep-1938   Lawyer, represented Klaus von Bulow
Persi Diaconis
Mathematician
31-Jan-1945   Science of random numbers
Edward A. Doisy
Scientist
3-Nov-1893 23-Oct-1986 Chemical structure of Vitamin K
Joel Dorius
Educator
4-Jan-1919 14-Feb-2006 Professor fired for gay porn arrest
Linda Douglass
Journalist
?   Former journalist, Obama spokeswoman
James S. Duesenberry
Economist
18-Jul-1918 5-Oct-2009 Council of Economic Advisers, 1966-68
John T. Dunlop
Government
5-Jul-1914 2-Oct-2003 US Secretary of Labor, 1975-76
George C. Eads
Economist
20-Aug-1942   Council of Economic Advisers, 1979-81
Otto Eckstein
Economist
1-Aug-1927 22-Mar-1984 Council of Economic Advisers, 1964-66
Barry Eichengreen
Economist
1-Jul-1952   Golden Fetters
Charles William Eliot
Educator
20-Mar-1834 22-Aug-1926 President, Harvard University, 1869-1909
T. S. Eliot
Poet
26-Sep-1888 4-Jan-1965 Author of "The Waste Land"
Caroline Elkins
Author
30-May-1969   Imperial Reckoning
Richard Ellmann
Critic
15-Mar-1918 13-May-1987 James Joyce
Douglas W. Elmendorf
Government
c. 1961   Director, Congressional Budget Office
John F. Enders
Scientist
10-Feb-1897 8-Sep-1985 Cultured the polio virus
Edward Everett
Politician
11-Apr-1794 15-Jan-1865 Governor of Massachuetts, 1836-40
Daniel A. Farber
Educator
16-Jul-1950   Retained by the People
Paul Farmer
Doctor
1959   Doctor for the world's poorest
Larry R. Faulkner
Educator
1944   President of UT-Austin, 1998-2006
Drew Gilpin Faust
Educator
18-Sep-1947   President of Harvard University
Martin Feldstein
Economist
25-Nov-1939   Reagan economist
Cornelius Felton
Scholar
6-Nov-1807 26-Feb-1862 Classical scholar of Greek
Niall Ferguson
Historian
18-Apr-1964   The House of Rothschild
Charles D. Ferris
Government
9-Apr-1933   FCC Chairman, 1977-81
Franklin M. Fisher
Economist
13-Dec-1934   Economist at MIT
Robert W. Fogel
Economist
1-Jul-1926   Cliometrics
Jeffrey A. Frankel
Economist
5-Nov-1952   Council of Economic Advisers, 1997-99
Richard Freeman
Economist
29-Jun-1943   Labor economist
Carlos Fuentes
Novelist
11-Nov-1928 15-May-2012 La muerte de Artemio Cruz
R. Buckminster Fuller
Architect
12-Jul-1895 1-Jul-1983 Futurist, invented the geodesic dome
Naum Gabo
Sculptor
5-Aug-1890 23-Aug-1977 Constructivist, Realistic Manifesto
John Kenneth Galbraith
Economist
15-Oct-1908 29-Apr-2006 Modern economics renegade
Peter Galbraith
Diplomat
31-Dec-1950   The End of Iraq
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Author
16-Sep-1950   The Signifying Monkey
C. Daniel Gelatt
Business
c. 1947   President of NMT Corporation
Israel Gelfand
Mathematician
2-Sep-1913 5-Oct-2009 Banach algebras, Lie groups
David Gergen
Columnist
9-May-1942   Advisor to Nixon, Reagan, Bush, Clinton
Riccardo Giacconi
Astronomer
6-Oct-1931   Discovered cosmic X-ray sources
Walter Gilbert
Chemist
21-Mar-1932   Sequencing techniques for DNA
Carol Gilligan
Psychologist
28-Nov-1936   In a Different Voice
S. Malcolm Gillis
Educator
28-Dec-1940   President of Rice University, 1993-2004
Jean Giraudoux
Novelist
29-Oct-1882 31-Jan-1944 The Madwoman of Chaillot
Sheldon Glashow
Physicist
5-Dec-1932   Electroweak Theory
Roy J. Glauber
Physicist
1-Sep-1925   Quantum optics
Nathan Glazer
Pundit
25-Feb-1923   Co-Editor, The Public Interest
Thomas Gold
Scientist
22-May-1920 22-Jun-2004 Certain that oil is not a fossil fuel
Lee Goldman
Doctor
6-Jan-1948   Goldman Index for cardiac risk
Stephen Goldsmith
Politician
12-Dec-1946   Mayor of Indianapolis 1992-99
Nelson Goodman
Philosopher
7-Aug-1906 25-Nov-1998 Fact, Fiction, and Forecast
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Historian
4-Jan-1943   Team of Rivals
Lincoln Gordon
Diplomat
10-Sep-1913 19-Dec-2009 US Ambassador to Brazil, 1961-66
Stephen Jay Gould
Biologist
10-Sep-1941 20-May-2002 Evolutionary scientist
Jorie Graham
Poet
9-May-1951   The Dream of the Unified Field
Patricia A. Graham
Educator
1935   Dean of Harvard GSE, 1982-91
Asa Gray
Botanist
18-Nov-1810 30-Jan-1888 Botany of the Northern United States
Hanna Holborn Gray
Educator
25-Oct-1930   President, University of Chicago, 1978-93
Stephen Greenblatt
Critic
7-Nov-1943   The Swerve
Zvi Griliches
Economist
12-Sep-1930 4-Nov-1999 Technology, Education, and Productivity
Walter Gropius
Architect
18-May-1883 5-Jul-1969 Founder of the Bauhaus school
Lani Guinier
Educator
19-Apr-1950   The Tyranny of the Majority
Richard Haass
Government
28-Jul-1951   President, Council on Foreign Relations
Edwin Hall
Physicist
7-Nov-1855 20-Nov-1938 Discovered the Hall Effect
Oscar Handlin
Historian
29-Sep-1915 20-Sep-2011 The Uprooted
Hal Hartley
Film Director
3-Nov-1959   Henry Fool
John Hawkes
Novelist
17-Aug-1925 15-May-1998 The Blood Oranges
Seamus Heaney
Poet
13-Apr-1939   The Spirit Level
Dudley R. Herschbach
Chemist
18-Jun-1932   Crossed molecular beam experiments
A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr.
Judge
25-Feb-1928 14-Dec-1998 Chief Justice, 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
Roderick M. Hills
Politician
9-Mar-1931   SEC Chairman, 1975-77
George H. Hitchings
Scientist
18-Apr-1905 27-Feb-1998 Developed medicines for leukemia, herpes, arthritis
William E. Hocking
Philosopher
10-Aug-1873 12-Jun-1966 The Meaning of God in Human Experience
Stanley Hoffmann
Historian
27-Nov-1928   Gulliver's Troubles
Bert Hölldobler
Zoologist
25-Jun-1936   Social organizations in insects
Hendrik S. Houthakker
Economist
31-Dec-1924 15-Apr-2008 Council of Economic Advisers, 1969-71
Evelyn Hu
Physicist
c. 1947   Nanoscale device fabrication
David H. Hubel
Scientist
27-Feb-1926   Neurophysiology of vision
Samuel P. Huntington
Author
18-Apr-1927 24-Dec-2008 The Clash of Civilizations
William James
Philosopher
11-Jan-1842 26-Aug-1910 The Principles of Psychology
Robert Jervis
Historian
1940   The Illogic of American Nuclear Strategy
Dale W. Jorgenson
Economist
7-May-1933   Economist at Harvard
Martin Karplus
Chemist
15-Mar-1930   Karplus Equation
Arthur E. Kennelly
Physicist
17-Dec-1861 18-Jun-1939 Kennelly-Heaviside layer
Robert O. Keohane
Scholar
3-Oct-1941   After Hegemony
Alfred Kinsey
Scientist
23-Jun-1894 25-Aug-1956 Researched human sexual behavior
Leon Kirchner
Composer
24-Jan-1919 17-Sep-2009 Quartet No. 3
Jeremy R. Knowles
Business
1935   Chemistry Professor, Harvard University
Lawrence Kohlberg
Psychologist
25-Oct-1927 17-Jan-1987 Stages of moral development
Walter Kohn
Chemist
9-Mar-1923   Density-functional theory
Roger D. Kornberg
Scientist
24-Apr-1947   Molecular basis of eukaryotic transcription
Stephen Krasner
Educator
15-Feb-1942   State Dept Policy Planning Dir., 2005-07
Bill Kristol
Columnist
23-Dec-1952   Editor of The Weekly Standard
Thomas Kuhn
Author
18-Jul-1922 17-Jun-1996 Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Simon Kuznets
Economist
30-Apr-1901 8-Jul-1985 National Income and Its Composition
Corliss Lamont
Activist
28-Mar-1902 26-Apr-1995 Millionaire socialist
William Leonard Langer
Historian
16-Mar-1896 26-Dec-1977 Our Vichy Gamble
Jean-Marie Lehn
Chemist
30-Sep-1939   Synthesis of molecules
Tom Lehrer
Comic
9-Apr-1928   Comedic songwriter
Wassily Leontief
Economist
5-Aug-1906 5-Feb-1999 Structure of the American Economy
Anthony Lewis
Journalist
27-Mar-1927 25-Mar-2013 Gideon's Trumpet
Larry Lindsey
Economist
18-Jul-1954   Masterminded GWB's tax cut
William Lipscomb
Chemist
9-Dec-1919 14-Apr-2011 Chemical bonding
Seymour M. Lipset
Sociologist
18-Mar-1922 31-Dec-2006 American Exceptionalism
Henry Cabot Lodge
Politician
12-May-1850 9-Nov-1924 US Senator from Massachusetts, 1893-1924
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poet
27-Feb-1807 24-Mar-1882 Evangeline
James Lovelock
Scientist
26-Jul-1919   The Gaia Theory
A. Lawrence Lowell
Educator
1-Jan-1856 6-Jan-1943 President, Harvard University, 1909-33
Modesto A. Maidique
Educator
20-Mar-1940   President, Florida International University
Benoit Mandelbrot
Mathematician
20-Nov-1924 14-Oct-2010 Fractal mathematician
Greg Mankiw
Economist
3-Feb-1958   George W Bush economist
Herbert Marcuse
Philosopher
19-Jul-1898 29-Jul-1979 One-Dimensional Man
Eric Maskin
Economist
12-Dec-1950   Mechanism design theory
Arno J. Mayer
Historian
19-Jun-1926   Marxist Jew, quasi-revisionist
Ernst Mayr
Biologist
5-Jul-1904 3-Feb-2005 Evolutionary biologist
James J. McCarthy
Scientist
?   President of AAAS
William McDougall
Psychologist
22-Jun-1871 28-Nov-1938 An Introduction to Social Psychology
Ross McElwee
Film Director
21-Jul-1947   Idiosyncratic documentary filmmaker
Louis Menand
Critic
21-Jan-1952   The Metaphysical Club
Perry Miller
Historian
25-Feb-1905 9-Dec-1963 The New England Mind
William Vaughn Moody
Playwright
8-Jul-1869 17-Oct-1910 The Great Divide
Samuel Eliot Morison
Historian
9-Jul-1887 15-May-1976 Rear Admiral and naval historian
Joseph P. Newhouse
Economist
24-Feb-1942   Rand economist, Harvard professor
Charles Eliot Norton
Scholar
16-Nov-1827 21-Oct-1908 American man of letters
Martha Nussbaum
Philosopher
6-May-1947   The Fragility of Goodness
Joseph S. Nye
Government
19-Jan-1937   Chairman, National Intelligence Council, 1993-94
Daniel Okrent
Author
2-Apr-1948   Former public editor, New York Times
Charles Olson
Poet
27-Dec-1910 10-Jan-1970 The Maximus Poems
Wilhelm Ostwald
Chemist
2-Sep-1853 4-Apr-1932 Ostwald's Law of Dilution and Conductivity
Andreas Papandreou
Head of State
5-Feb-1919 23-Jun-1996 Twice Prime Minister of Greece
Robert E. Park
Sociologist
14-Feb-1864 7-Feb-1944 Race and Culture
Talcott Parsons
Sociologist
13-Dec-1902 8-May-1979 The Structure of Social Action
Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin
Astronomer
10-May-1900 7-Dec-1979 Hydrogen in the Sun
Octavio Paz
Poet
31-Mar-1914 19-Apr-1998 The Labyrinth of Solitude
Merton J. Peck
Economist
17-Dec-1925 1-Mar-2013 Council of Economic Advisers, 1968-69
I. M. Pei
Architect
26-Apr-1917   Designed Louvre's glass pyramid
Benjamin Peirce
Mathematician
4-Apr-1809 10-Jun-1880 Idempotent and nilpotent
William Lyon Phelps
Critic
2-Jan-1865 21-Aug-1943 Essays on Modern Novelists
Edward Charles Pickering
Astronomer
19-Jul-1846 3-Feb-1919 Photometer inventor and surveyor
Gregory Pincus
Scientist
9-Apr-1903 22-Aug-1967 Inventor of oral contraceptives
Steven Pinker
Linguist
18-Sep-1954   The Language Instinct
Walter Piston
Composer
20-Jan-1894 12-Nov-1976 Symphony No. 3
Richard Poirier
Critic
9-Sep-1925 15-Aug-2009 Raritan, A Quarterly Review
Roger B. Porter
Educator
19-Jun-1946   Professor, Kennedy School of Government
Roscoe Pound
Judge
27-Oct-1870 1-Jul-1964 Sociological jurisprudence
E. M. Purcell
Physicist
30-Aug-1912 7-Mar-1997 Nuclear magnetic resonance
Hilary Putnam
Philosopher
31-Jul-1926   Philosophy of Mind
Carroll Quigley
Educator
9-Nov-1910 3-Jan-1977 Harvard professor, mentor to Bill Clinton
Willard Van Orman Quine
Philosopher
25-Jun-1908 25-Dec-2000 Two Dogmas of Empiricism
Norman F. Ramsey
Physicist
27-Aug-1915 4-Nov-2011 Energy levels of atoms
John Rawls
Philosopher
21-Feb-1921 24-Nov-2002 A Theory of Justice
Martin Rees
Astronomer
23-Jun-1942   President of the Royal Society
Edwin O. Reischauer
Diplomat
15-Oct-1910 1-Sep-1990 US Ambassador to Japan, 1961-66
I. A. Richards
Critic
26-Feb-1893 7-Sep-1979 The Meaning of Meaning
Theodore W. Richards
Chemist
31-Jan-1868 2-Apr-1928 Atomic weights
Kenneth S. Rogoff
Economist
22-Mar-1953   Harvard economist
Kermit Roosevelt, Jr.
Government
16-Feb-1916 8-Jun-2000 1953 Iran coup
Josiah Royce
Philosopher
20-Nov-1855 14-Sep-1916 The Religious Aspect of Philosophy
Carlo Rubbia
Physicist
31-Mar-1934   Co-Discovered W and Z particles
Neil Rudenstine
Educator
21-Jan-1935   President of Harvard, 1991-2001
Jeffrey Sachs
Economist
5-Nov-1954   The End of Poverty
Carl Sagan
Astronomer
9-Nov-1934 20-Dec-1996 Popular astronomer, host of Cosmos
Paul Samuelson
Economist
15-May-1915 13-Dec-2009 Theory of revealed preference
Bengt I. Samuelsson
Scientist
21-May-1934   Prostaglandins
George Santayana
Philosopher
16-Dec-1863 26-Sep-1952 The Realms of Being
George Sarton
Historian
31-Aug-1884 22-Mar-1956 Introduction to the History of Science
Vicki L. Sato
Business
c. 1947   President of Vertex Pharmaceuticals, 2000-05
AnnaLee Saxenian
Scholar
c. 1954   Information technologist
Thomas C. Schelling
Economist
14-Apr-1921   The Strategy of Conflict
Arthur M. Schlesinger
Historian
27-Feb-1888 30-Oct-1965 The Rise of the City
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Historian
15-Oct-1917 28-Feb-2007 The Age of Roosevelt
Richard L. Schmalensee
Economist
1944   Council of Economic Advisers, 1989-91
Bill Schneider
Pundit
8-Oct-1944   CNN senior political analyst
Joseph Schumpeter
Economist
8-Feb-1883 8-Jan-1950 Creative Destruction
Joe Schwarz
Politician
15-Nov-1937   Congressman from Michigan, 2005-07
Martin Schwarzschild
Astronomer
31-May-1912 10-Apr-1997 Structure and Evolution of the Stars
Julian Schwinger
Physicist
12-Feb-1918 16-Jul-1994 Quantum electrodynamics
Erich Segal
Novelist
16-Jun-1937 17-Jan-2010 Love Story
Amartya Sen
Economist
3-Nov-1933   Poverty and Famines
Jeanne Shaheen
Politician
28-Jan-1947   US Senator from New Hampshire
Albert Shanker
Labor Leader
14-Sep-1928 22-Feb-1997 American Federation of Teachers
Harlow Shapley
Astronomer
2-Nov-1885 20-Oct-1972 Organizer of Heaven
Paul Simon
Politician
29-Nov-1928 9-Dec-2003 US Senator, one-time Presidential candidate
James Simons
Mathematician
c. 1938   Renaissance Technologies hedge fund
Thomas W. Simons
Diplomat
4-Sep-1938   US Ambassador to Pakistan, 1995-98
Christopher A. Sims
Economist
21-Oct-1942   Statistical theory of time series
Theda Skocpol
Educator
4-May-1947   Harvard sociologist, political scientist
Nicolas Slonimsky
Musicologist
27-Apr-1894 25-Dec-1995 Preeminent musicologist
Theobald Smith
Scientist
31-Jul-1859 10-Dec-1934 Infectious and parasitic diseases
Jared Sparks
Author
10-May-1789 14-Mar-1866 Life and Writings of George Washington
A. Michael Spence
Economist
7-Nov-1943   Asymmetric markets
Paul Starr
Educator
12-May-1949   The Social Transformation of American Medicine
Joseph Story
Judge
18-Sep-1779 10-Sep-1845 US Supreme Court Justice, 1812-45
Kathleen Sullivan
Scholar
20-Aug-1955   Scholar of constitutional law
Lawrence H. Summers
Economist
30-Nov-1954   US Treasury Secretary, 1999-2001
Ivan Sutherland
Engineer
16-May-1938   Father of computer graphics
Max Theiler
Scientist
30-Jan-1899 11-Aug-1972 Yellow fever vaccination
Stephan Thernstrom
Scholar
1934   Neoconservative thinker
Evan Thomas
Journalist
25-Apr-1951   Newsweek
George Ticknor
Educator
1-Aug-1791 26-Jan-1871 History of Spanish Literature
Paul Tillich
Religion
20-Aug-1886 22-Oct-1965 Systematic Theology
Frederick Jackson Turner
Historian
14-Nov-1861 14-Mar-1932 Frontier Thesis
John H. van Vleck
Physicist
13-Mar-1899 27-Oct-1980 Quantum theory of paramagnetism
John R. Vane
Scientist
29-Mar-1927 19-Nov-2004 Prostaglandins
Helen Vendler
Critic
30-Apr-1933   American poetry critic
George Wald
Biologist
18-Nov-1906 12-Apr-1997 Physiology of the retina
Michael Walzer
Philosopher
3-Mar-1935   Just and Unjust Wars
Elizabeth Warren
Educator
22-Jun-1949   US Senator from Massachusetts
James Watson
Scientist
6-Apr-1928   Co-Discoverer of DNA
Steven Weinberg
Physicist
3-May-1933   Electroweak Theory
Thomas H. Weller
Scientist
15-Jun-1915 23-Aug-2008 Cultured the polio virus
Alfred North Whitehead
Mathematician
15-Feb-1861 30-Dec-1947 Metaphysical mathematician
George M. Whitesides
Chemist
3-Aug-1939   Harvard chemist, highest H-Index
Norbert Wiener
Mathematician
26-Nov-1894 18-Mar-1964 Cybernetics
Torsten N. Wiesel
Scientist
3-Jun-1924   Neurophysiology of vision
Richard Wilbur
Poet
1-Mar-1921   Second U.S. Poet Laureate
Thornton Wilder
Novelist
17-Apr-1897 7-Dec-1975 The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Andrew Wiles
Mathematician
11-Apr-1953   Proved Fermat's Last Theorem
Geoffrey Wilkinson
Chemist
14-Jul-1921 26-Sep-1996 Organometallic "sandwich" compounds
Edward O. Wilson
Biologist
10-Jun-1929   Father of Sociobiology
James Q. Wilson
Scholar
27-May-1931 2-Mar-2012 The Moral Sense
William Julius Wilson
Sociologist
20-Dec-1935   Poverty in America's inner cities
Christian Wolff
Composer
8-Mar-1934   Burdocks
Gordon S. Wood
Historian
27-Nov-1933   The Creation of the American Republic
Robert B. Woodward
Chemist
10-Apr-1917 8-Jul-1979 Synthesized cholesterol, Vitamin B12, etc.
Janet L. Yellen
Economist
13-Aug-1946   President and CEO, San Francisco Fed
Hans Zinsser
Scientist
17-Nov-1878 4-Sep-1940 Typhus vaccine
Jonathan Zittrain
Educator
24-Dec-1969   The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Charles Francis Adams, Jr.
Business
27-May-1835 20-May-1915 President of Union Pacific, 1884-90
Charles Francis Adams
Diplomat
18-Aug-1807 21-Nov-1886 US Ambassador to the UK, 1861-68
Charles Francis Adams III
Government
2-Aug-1866 11-Jun-1954 Secretary of the Navy, 1929-33
Howard Aiken
Physicist
8-Mar-1900 14-Mar-1973 Designer of early computers
Graham T. Allison
Scholar
23-Mar-1940   Kennedy School of Government
Aida M. Alvarez
Business
1950   SBA Administrator, 1997-2001
John C. Baldwin
Doctor
c. 1949   Health Sciences Center, Texas Tech
Ann E. Berman
Business
c. 1952   CFO of Harvard University, 2002-06
George David Birkhoff
Mathematician
21-Mar-1884 12-Nov-1944 Modern theory of dynamical systems
David Blackbourn
Historian
1-Nov-1949   Populists and Patricians
Derek Bok
Educator
22-Mar-1930   President of Harvard, 1971-91
Charles J. Bonaparte
Government
9-Jun-1851 28-Jun-1921 US Attorney General, 1906-09
George Phillips Bond
Astronomer
20-May-1825 17-Feb-1865 Father of astrophotography
George S. Boutwell
Politician
28-Jan-1818 27-Feb-1905 Senator, Governor, US Treasury Secretary
James P. Breslawski
Business
c. 1954   President of Henry Schein
Nancy Goodman Brinker
Activist
6-Dec-1946   US Ambassador to Hungary, 2001-03
Mac Bundy
Government
30-Mar-1919 16-Sep-1996 National Security Advisor, 1961-66
Thomas Dudley Cabot
Business
1-May-1897 8-Jun-1995 CEO of Cabot, 1922-60
Kurt M. Campbell
Government
1957   Asst. Secy. of State for East Asian Affairs
Joseph Canizaro
Business
1937   Real estate mogul
Annie Jump Cannon
Astronomer
11-Dec-1863 13-Apr-1941 Census-taker of the sky
James Freeman Clarke
Religion
4-Apr-1810 8-Jun-1888 Ten Great Religions
James B. Conant
Educator
26-Mar-1893 11-Feb-1978 President of Harvard, 1933-53
R. Chad Dreier
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Ryland Homes
James S. Duesenberry
Economist
18-Jul-1918 5-Oct-2009 Council of Economic Advisers, 1966-68
John T. Dunlop
Government
5-Jul-1914 2-Oct-2003 US Secretary of Labor, 1975-76
Walter D. Edmonds
Novelist
15-Jul-1903 24-Jan-1998 Drums Along the Mohawk
Charles William Eliot
Educator
20-Mar-1834 22-Aug-1926 President, Harvard University, 1869-1909
Edward Everett
Politician
11-Apr-1794 15-Jan-1865 Governor of Massachuetts, 1836-40
Thomas E. Everhart
Physicist
15-Feb-1932   President of CalTech, 1987-97
Drew Gilpin Faust
Educator
18-Sep-1947   President of Harvard University
Cornelius Felton
Scholar
6-Nov-1807 26-Feb-1862 Classical scholar of Greek
Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.
Government
28-Oct-1951   CEO of TIAA-CREF
Frances D. Fergusson
Educator
3-Oct-1944   President of Vassar, 1986-2006
J. Dudley Fishburn
Business
8-Jun-1946   British MP, Kensington, 1988-97
Marion B. Folsom
Business
23-Nov-1893 27-Sep-1976 HEW Secretary, 1955-58
Ann M. Fudge
Business
23-Apr-1951   CEO of Young & Rubicam, 2003-07
Merrick B. Garland
Judge
13-Nov-1952   US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
Walter Gilbert
Chemist
21-Mar-1932   Sequencing techniques for DNA
Dan Glickman
Politician
24-Nov-1944   Former Congressman, President of the MPAA
Donald J. Gogel
Business
c. 1949   CEO of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Historian
4-Jan-1943   Team of Rivals
Patricia A. Graham
Educator
1935   Dean of Harvard GSE, 1982-91
Robert Grant
Novelist
24-Jan-1852 19-May-1940 Unleavened Bread
Hanna Holborn Gray
Educator
25-Oct-1930   President, University of Chicago, 1978-93
Margaret A. Hamburg
Government
1955   FDA Commissioner
Oscar Handlin
Historian
29-Sep-1915 20-Sep-2011 The Uprooted
Conrad K. Harper
Attorney
c. 1940   Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett
Arthur A. Hartman
Diplomat
12-Mar-1926   US Ambassador to the USSR, 1981-87
John Harvard
Religion
26-Nov-1607 14-Sep-1638 Bequest to Harvard College
David Ho
Doctor
3-Nov-1952   AIDS researcher
George F. Hoar
Politician
29-Aug-1826 30-Sep-1904 US Senator from Massachusetts, 1877-1904
William E. Hocking
Philosopher
10-Aug-1873 12-Jun-1966 The Meaning of God in Human Experience
Stanley Hoffmann
Historian
27-Nov-1928   Gulliver's Troubles
Judith Richards Hope
Attorney
c. 1940   Pinstripes and Pearls
Amo Houghton
Politician
7-Aug-1926   Congressman from New York, 1987-2005
James R. Houghton
Business
6-Apr-1936   CEO of Corning, 2002-05
David F. Houston
Government
17-Feb-1866 2-Sep-1940 US Secretary of Agriculture, 1913-20
Michael Ignatieff
Author
12-May-1947   Blood and Belonging
Richard Jenrette
Business
5-Apr-1929   Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette
David L. Johnston
Educator
c. 1942   President, University of Waterloo
Marvin Kalb
Journalist
9-Jun-1930   CBS and NBC news correspondent
Nan Keohane
Scholar
18-Sep-1940   Political scientist
Robert O. Keohane
Scholar
3-Oct-1941   After Hegemony
Jeremy R. Knowles
Business
1935   Chemistry Professor, Harvard University
Sheila Kuehl
Politician
9-Feb-1941   Dobie Gillis and ex-California State Senator
Henry Cabot Lodge
Politician
12-May-1850 9-Nov-1924 US Senator from Massachusetts, 1893-1924
A. Lawrence Lowell
Educator
1-Jan-1856 6-Jan-1943 President, Harvard University, 1909-33
John Lynch
Politician
25-Nov-1952   Governor of New Hampshire
Margaret H. Marshall
Judge
1-Sep-1944   Massachusetts Chief Justice
Increase Mather
Religion
21-Jun-1639 23-Aug-1723 Massachusetts Puritan leader
Henry S. Morgan
Business
24-Oct-1900 8-Feb-1982 Co-Founder of Morgan Stanley
Woodrow A. Myers, Jr.
Doctor
14-Feb-1954   EVP at Wellpoint, 2000-05
Glen D. Nelson
Business
c. 1938   Vice Chairman of Medtronic, 1988-2002
Hassan Nemazee
Business
27-Jan-1950   Nemazee Capital Corporation
Edward N. Ney
Business
26-May-1925   CEO of Young & Rubicam, 1970-86
John Phillips
Educator
27-Dec-1719 21-Apr-1795 Founder of Phillips Exeter Academy
Penny Pritzker
Business
1959   Founder, Hyatt Classic Residence
Nathan M. Pusey
Educator
4-Apr-1907 14-Nov-2001 President of Harvard, 1953-71
Josiah Quincy
Educator
4-Feb-1772 1-Jul-1864 President of Harvard, 1829-45
Robert D. Reischauer
Administrator
c. 1941   President of the Urban Institute
Nicolas P. Retsinas
Government
?   Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard
William A. Richardson
Politician
2-Nov-1821 19-Oct-1896 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1873-74
Neil Rudenstine
Educator
21-Jan-1935   President of Harvard, 1991-2001
Mark Schwartz
Business
?   Former CEO, Soros Fund Management
Jeanne Shaheen
Politician
28-Jan-1947   US Senator from New Hampshire
John Shattuck
Attorney
1943   CEO, JFK Library Foundation
Walter Shorenstein
Business
23-Feb-1915 24-Jun-2010 San Francisco real estate mogul
Adele Simmons
Administrator
21-Jun-1941   President, MacArthur Foundation, 1989-99
Jared Sparks
Author
10-May-1789 14-Mar-1866 Life and Writings of George Washington
A. Michael Spence
Economist
7-Nov-1943   Asymmetric markets
Frank Stanton
Business
20-Mar-1908 24-Dec-2006 President of CBS, 1946-73
Craig Stapleton
Diplomat
c. 1945   US Ambassador to France
Thomas F. Stephenson
Business
c. 1942   US Ambassador to Portugal
Bart Stupak
Politician
29-Feb-1952   Congressman from Michigan, 1993-2011
Lawrence H. Summers
Economist
30-Nov-1954   US Treasury Secretary, 1999-2001
Frederick Terman
Scientist
7-Jun-1900 19-Dec-1982 Stanford Research Park
John H. van Vleck
Physicist
13-Mar-1899 27-Oct-1980 Quantum theory of paramagnetism
Sinclair Weeks
Government
15-Jun-1893 7-Feb-1972 US Commerce Secretary, 1953-58
John C. Whitehead
Business
2-Apr-1922   US Deputy Secretary of State, 1985-89
George M. Whitesides
Chemist
3-Aug-1939   Harvard chemist, highest H-Index
Wesley S. Williams, Jr.
Attorney
13-Nov-1942   Former Partner, Covington & Burling
Barry Lawson Williams
Business
c. 1944   Williams Pacific Ventures
Blenda J. Wilson
Business
c. 1941   Nellie Mae Education Foundation
Herbert S. Winokur, Jr.
Business
c. 1942   Capricorn Holdings
Justin Winsor
Curator
2-Jan-1831 22-Oct-1897 Librarian of Harvard University
Timothy E. Wirth
Politician
22-Sep-1939   US Senator from Colorado, 1987-93
Deborah C. Wright
Business
c. 1957   CEO of Carver Bancorp
Joe B. Wyatt
Educator
c. 1935   Chancellor of Vanderbilt University, 1982-2000
Jonathan Zittrain
Educator
24-Dec-1969   The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It
Mort Zuckerman
Business
4-Jun-1937   Owner, New York Daily News


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