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University of Wisconsin at Madison

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Part of the University of Wisconsin system.

Location:
Madison, WI

Founding Date:
1848

Team:
Wisconsin Badgers

Enrollment:
41,552

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Henry Cullen Adams
Politician
28-Nov-1850 9-Jul-1906 Congressman from Wisconsin, 1903-06
Iajuddin Ahmed
Head of State
1-Feb-1931 10-Dec-2012 President of Bangladesh. 2002-09
Howard Aiken
Physicist
8-Mar-1900 14-Mar-1973 Designer of early computers
W. Steve Albrecht
Educator
c. 1949   Accounting Professor at BYU
Gene Amdahl
Engineer
16-Nov-1922   Parallel computing pioneer
Alan Ameche
Football
1-Mar-1933 8-Aug-1988 Winner, 1954 Heisman Trophy
David R. Anderson
Business
?   CEO of American Family Insurance
John Atanasoff
Inventor
4-Oct-1903 15-Jun-1995 Atanasoff-Berry Computer
William Bagley
Educator
15-Mar-1874 1-Jul-1946 Opponent of Dewey's progressive education
Stephen Baker
Author
15-Nov-1955   The Numerati
Tammy Baldwin
Politician
11-Feb-1962   Congresswoman, Wisconsin 2nd
John Bardeen
Physicist
23-May-1908 30-Jan-1991 Co-Inventor of the transistor
Robert B. Barnett
Attorney
26-Aug-1946   Washington literary agent, debate coach
Tom Barrett
Politician
8-Dec-1953   Mayor of Milwaukee
Carol Bartz
Business
29-Aug-1948   CEO of Yahoo, 2009-11
Saul Bellow
Novelist
10-Jun-1915 5-Apr-2005 The Adventures of Augie March
Lowell Bergman
Film/TV Producer
24-Jul-1945   Former 60 Minutes producer
Rebecca M. Blank
Economist
19-Sep-1955   Council of Economic Advisers, 1998-99
Günter Blobel
Scientist
21-May-1936   Protein signaling in cells
Leonard Bloomfield
Linguist
1-Apr-1887 18-Apr-1949 Structural linguistics of Tagalog
Jerry Bock
Composer
23-Nov-1928 3-Nov-2010 Fiorello!
Nils A. Boe
Politician
10-Sep-1913 30-Jul-1992 Governor of South Dakota, 1965-69
Ron Bonjean
Government
c. 1970   Republican strategist
Paul D. Boyer
Chemist
31-Jul-1918   ATP process
Norman O. Brown
Historian
25-Sep-1913 2-Oct-2002 Life Against Death
Johnny Burke
Songwriter
3-Oct-1908 25-Feb-1964 Swinging on a Star
Bob Carr
Politician
27-Mar-1943   Congressman from Michigan, 1975-95
Howard L. Carver
Business
c. 1944   Former Partner, Ernst & Young
Chris Chelios
Hockey
25-Jan-1962   Detroit Red Wings
Dick Cheney
Politician
30-Jan-1941   US Vice President, 2001-09
Dale Chihuly
Artist
20-Sep-1941   Glass artist
Stephen P. Cohen
Scholar
c. 1946   Foreign policy analyst
Wilbur J. Cohen
Government
10-Jun-1913 17-May-1987 HEW Secretary, 1968-69
Duane E. Collins
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Parker Hannifin, 1993-2001
Michael J. Critelli
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Pitney Bowes, 1997-2007
Richard N. Current
Historian
5-Oct-1912 26-Oct-2012 The Lincoln Nobody Knows
Tom Davis
Basketball
3-Dec-1938   Iowa Hawkeyes Head Coach, 1986-99
Ron Dayne
Football
14-Mar-1978   Houston Texans RB
Blake E. Devitt
Business
c. 1946   Retired Partner, Ernst & Young
Jim Doyle
Politician
23-Nov-1945   Governor of Wisconsin, 2003-11
Lee S. Dreyfus
Politician
20-Jun-1926 2-Jan-2008 Governor of Wisconsin, 1979-83
Lawrence Eagleburger
Government
1-Aug-1930 4-Jun-2011 US Secretary of State, 1992-93
Thomas J. Falk
Business
1958   CEO of Kimberly-Clark
Kenneth Fearing
Novelist
28-Jul-1902 26-Jun-1961 The Big Clock
Russ Feingold
Politician
2-Mar-1953   US Senator from Wisconsin, 1993-2011
Bill Foster
Politician
7-Oct-1955   Congressman from Illinois, 2008-11
Foster Friess
Business
2-Apr-1940   Friess Associates
Harold V. Froehlich
Politician
12-May-1932   Congressman from Wisconsin, 1973-75
Ellen V. Futter
Educator
21-Sep-1949   President of Barnard College, 1980-93
Zona Gale
Novelist
26-Aug-1874 27-Dec-1938 Miss Lulu Bett
Herbert S. Gasser
Scientist
5-Jul-1888 11-May-1963 Nerve conduction
C. Daniel Gelatt
Business
c. 1947   President of NMT Corporation
Stuart Gordon
Film Director
11-Aug-1947   Re-Animator
William J. Grede
Business
24-Feb-1897 5-Jun-1989 Grede Foundries, Inc.
Mark Green
Politician
1-Jun-1960   US Ambassador to Tanzania
Steven Gunderson
Politician
10-May-1951   Congressman from Wisconsin, 1981-97
Arvid Harnack
Spy
24-May-1901 22-Dec-1942 Hanged by the Nazis for espionage
Mildred Fish Harnack
Spy
16-Sep-1902 16-Feb-1943 Guillotined by the Gestapo
S. I. Hayakawa
Politician
19-Jul-1906 27-Feb-1992 Semanticist and US Senator
Eric Heiden
Speed Skating
15-Jun-1958   Olympic speed skater, 5 gold medals
Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch
Football
17-Jun-1923 28-Jan-2004 LA Rams halfback 1949-57
bell hooks
Sociologist
9-Sep-1952   Ain't I A Woman
Leslie Ann Howard
Administrator
c. 1954   President, Dane County United Way
Mark W. Huddleston
Educator
c. 1950   President, University of New Hampshire
Clark L. Hull
Psychologist
24-May-1884 10-May-1952 Principles of Behavior
Kathleen Hall Jamieson
Scholar
24-Nov-1946   Annenberg Public Policy Center
Karl Jansky
Astronomer
22-Oct-1905 14-Feb-1950 Radio waves from outer space
Richard H. Jones
Diplomat
26-Aug-1950   US Ambassador to Israel, 2005-08
Steve Kagen
Politician
12-Dec-1949   Congressman from Wisconsin, 2007-11
Philip M. Kaiser
Diplomat
12-Jul-1913 24-May-2007 US Ambassador to Austria, 1980-81
Marcy Kaptur
Politician
17-Jun-1946   Congresswoman, Ohio 9th
Ted D. Kellner
Business
c. 1947   Fiduciary Management, Inc.
H. Gobind Khorana
Scientist
9-Jan-1922 9-Nov-2011 RNA's role in protein synthesis
Jack S. Kilby
Inventor
8-Nov-1923 20-Jun-2005 Electrical engineering pioneer
Scott L. Klug
Politician
16-Jan-1953   Congressman from Wisconsin, 1991-99
Charles B. Knapp
Educator
13-Aug-1946   President, University of Georgia, 1987-97
Herb Kohl
Politician
7-Feb-1935   US Senator from Wisconsin
Kay Koplovitz
Business
c. 1945   Co-Founder, USA Network
Michael Krasny
Talk Show Host
1944   Host of Forum on KQED-FM
Robert M. La Follette, Jr.
Politician
6-Feb-1895 24-Feb-1953 US Senator, committed suicide
Robert M. La Follette
Politician
14-Jun-1855 20-Jun-1925 Governor and Senator from Wisconsin
Mary Lasker
Activist
30-Nov-1900 21-Feb-1994 Health care advocate
Barbara Lawton
Politician
5-Jul-1951   Lt. Governor of Wisconsin
Donald C. Leidel
Diplomat
31-Aug-1927   US Ambassador to Bahrain, 1983-86
Patrick J. Lucey
Politician
21-Mar-1918   Governor of Wisconsin, 1971-77
Alan G. MacDiarmid
Chemist
14-Apr-1927 7-Feb-2007 Metallic polymers
Michael Mann
Film Director
5-Feb-1943   Manhunter
Lynn Margulis
Biologist
5-Mar-1935 22-Nov-2011 Origin of eukaryotic organelles
Montgomery Meigs
Military
11-Jan-1945   Military analyst
Laura Miller
Politician
18-Nov-1958   Mayor of Dallas, 2002-07
Thomas J. Mohs
Business
c. 1940   Founder, Placon Corporation
Stanford Moore
Chemist
4-Sep-1913 23-Aug-1982 Amino-acid analyzer
John P. Morgridge
Business
23-Jul-1933   CEO of Cisco, 1988-95
Errol Morris
Film Director
5-Feb-1948   Documentary filmmaker
Dan Mozena
Diplomat
1949   US Ambassador to Angola
Erwin Neher
Scientist
20-Mar-1944   Cellular ion channels
John M. Nelson
Politician
10-Oct-1870 29-Jan-1955 Congressman from Wisconsin, 1921-33
Mark Neumann
Politician
27-Feb-1954   Congressman from Wisconsin, 1995-99
Edwin Newman
Journalist
25-Jan-1919 13-Aug-2010 Journalist and commentator for NBC News
Arthur C. Nielsen
Business
5-Sep-1897 1-Jun-1980 Founder of A.C. Nielsen ratings company
Keith D. Nosbusch
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Rockwell
David Obey
Politician
3-Oct-1938   Congressman from Wisconsin, 1969-2011
San W. Orr, Jr.
Business
1941   Wausau Paper Corporation
John Allen Paulos
Mathematician
4-Jul-1945   Innumeracy
Debra J. Perry
Business
17-Apr-1951   Moody's
Irna Phillips
Film/TV Producer
1-Jul-1901 23-Dec-1973 Queen of soap operas
Peter M. Platten III
Business
c. 1940   Vice Chairman of Marshall & Ilsley, 1994-97
James A. Quella
Business
c. 1950   Blackstone Group
Alfred Regnery
Publisher
21-Nov-1942   The American Spectator
Oscar Rennebohm
Politician
25-May-1889 15-Oct-1968 Governor of Wisconsin, 1947-51
Julie G. Richardson
Business
c. 1963   Providence Equity Partners
Carl Rogers
Psychologist
8-Jan-1902 4-Feb-1987 Non-directive theory of psychology
Eric S. Rosengren
Economist
3-Jun-1957   President and CEO, Boston Fed
David S. Ruder
Government
25-May-1929   SEC Chairman, 1987-89
Wiley Rutledge
Judge
20-Jul-1894 10-Sep-1949 US Supreme Court Justice, 1943-49
Bud Selig
Baseball
30-Jul-1934   Commissioner of Baseball
Jim Sensenbrenner
Politician
14-Jun-1943   Congressman, Wisconsin 5th
Michael S. Shannon
Business
15-Jun-1958   KSL Capital Partners
Stephen H. Siegele
Business
c. 1960   Advanced Delivery and Chemical Systems
Michael Smith
Chemist
26-Apr-1932 4-Oct-2000 Oligonucleotide-based mutagenesis
Joan Spero
Diplomat
2-Oct-1944   Under Secretary of State, 1993-97
Francesca M. Spinelli
Business
c. 1952   Senior VP at PetSmart
Michael R. Splinter
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Applied Materials
Joel Stebbins
Astronomer
30-Jul-1878 16-Mar-1966 Photoelectric photometry
Harry Steenbock
Biologist
16-Aug-1886 25-Dec-1967 Cured rickets with synthesized Vitamin D
Janet Steiger
Government
10-Jun-1939 3-Apr-2004 FTC chairman, 1989-95
William A. Steiger
Politician
15-May-1938 4-Dec-1978 Congressman from Wisconsin, 1967-78
Peter Straub
Novelist
2-Mar-1943   Ghost Story
David Susskind
Talk Show Host
19-Dec-1920 22-Feb-1987 The David Susskind Show
David M. Szymanski
Business
c. 1957   Retailing Studies Professor
Edward Tatum
Scientist
14-Dec-1909 7-Nov-1975 One gene, one enzyme theory
Ruy Teixeira
Author
15-Dec-1951   The Emerging Democratic Majority
James A. Thomson
Administrator
21-Jan-1945   President and CEO, Rand Corporation
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
Troy Vincent
Football
8-Jun-1971   All-pro defensive back
John E. Walker
Chemist
7-Jan-1941   ATP process
Joan Walsh
Editor
18-Sep-1958   Editor-in-Chief of Salon, 2005-10
Thomas J. Walsh
Politician
12-Jun-1859 2-Mar-1933 US Senator from Montana, 1913-33
Michael Warner
Scholar
c. 1958   Fear of a Queer Planet
Willard Waterman
Actor
29-Aug-1914 2-Feb-1995 The Great Gildersleeve
Mike Webster
Football
18-Mar-1952 24-Sep-2002 Hall of Fame Center, Pittsburgh Steelers
John D. Wiley
Educator
23-Mar-1942   Chancellor, UW-Madison
William Appleman Williams
Historian
12-Jun-1921 6-Mar-1990 The Tragedy of American Diplomacy
Dave Winer
Computer Programmer
2-May-1955   Co-Creator of RSS, Scripting News
Edwin E. Witte
Economist
4-Jan-1887 20-May-1960 Father of Social Security
Tom Wopat
Actor
9-Sep-1951   Luke Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard
Frank Lloyd Wright
Architect
8-Jun-1867 9-Apr-1959 Fallingwater
James Wright
Educator
1939   President, Dartmouth College
Clayton K. Yeutter
Government
10-Dec-1930   US Secretary of Agriculture, 1989-91

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Rasmus B. Anderson
Scholar
12-Jan-1846 2-Mar-1936 America Not Discovered by Columbus
Stephen Babcock
Chemist
22-Oct-1843 2-Jul-1931 Chemistry of milk
George David Birkhoff
Mathematician
21-Mar-1884 12-Nov-1944 Modern theory of dynamical systems
Leonard Bloomfield
Linguist
1-Apr-1887 18-Apr-1949 Structural linguistics of Tagalog
George E. P. Box
Mathematician
18-Oct-1919 28-Mar-2013 Statistician at University of Wisconsin
Gregory Breit
Physicist
14-Jul-1899 11-Sep-1981 Proton-proton dispersion
Philip D. Curtin
Historian
22-May-1922 4-Jun-2009 The Atlantic Slave Trade: A Census
John W. Dower
Historian
21-Jun-1938   Embracing Defeat
Lee S. Dreyfus
Politician
20-Jun-1926 2-Jan-2008 Governor of Wisconsin, 1979-83
Harry Harlow
Psychologist
31-Oct-1905 6-Dec-1981 Comparative psychologist, studied isolation
Walter W. Heller
Economist
27-Aug-1915 15-Jun-1987 Council of Economic Advisers, 1961-64
Clark L. Hull
Psychologist
24-May-1884 10-May-1952 Principles of Behavior
J. Hans D. Jensen
Physicist
25-Jun-1907 11-Feb-1973 Shell nuclear model
Joshua Lederberg
Biologist
23-May-1925 2-Feb-2008 Genetic properties of bacteria
Aldo Leopold
Naturalist
11-Jan-1887 21-Apr-1948 A Sand County Almanac
Gerda Lerner
Historian
30-Apr-1920 2-Jan-2013 The Woman in American History
Ralph Linton
Anthropologist
27-Feb-1893 25-Dec-1953 The Study of Man
Katharine C. Lyall
Business
26-Apr-1941   President of the UW System, 1992-2004
Robert W. McChesney
Author
c. 1955   Rich Media, Poor Democracy
Hermann J. Muller
Scientist
21-Dec-1890 5-Apr-1967 Genetic effects of radiation
Donald E. Osterbrock
Astronomer
13-Jul-1924 11-Jan-2007 Director of Lick Observatory, 1973-81
Andrew J. Policano
Business
c. 1949   Business School Dean, UC Irvine
Carl Rogers
Psychologist
8-Jan-1902 4-Feb-1987 Non-directive theory of psychology
Kenneth S. Rogoff
Economist
22-Mar-1953   Harvard economist
Jack Schmitt
Astronaut
3-Jul-1935   12th Man on the Moon
Robert B. Shapiro
Business
4-Aug-1938   CEO of Monsanto, 1995-2000
Oliver Smithies
Scientist
23-Jun-1925   Knock-out mice
Barbara Stallings
Educator
c. 1944   Watson Institute for International Studies
Harry Steenbock
Biologist
16-Aug-1886 25-Dec-1967 Cured rickets with synthesized Vitamin D
Howard M. Temin
Scientist
10-Dec-1934 9-Feb-1994 Tumor viruses and host genetics
John H. van Vleck
Physicist
13-Mar-1899 27-Oct-1980 Quantum theory of paramagnetism
James Craig Watson
Astronomer
28-Jan-1838 23-Nov-1880 Claimed to discover the planet Vulcan
Eugene Wigner
Physicist
17-Nov-1902 1-Jan-1995 Law of conservation of parity
John D. Wiley
Educator
23-Mar-1942   Chancellor, UW-Madison
Patricia J. Williams
Scholar
28-Aug-1951   The Alchemy of Race and Rights
William Appleman Williams
Historian
12-Jun-1921 6-Mar-1990 The Tragedy of American Diplomacy
Edwin E. Witte
Economist
4-Jan-1887 20-May-1960 Father of Social Security
Sewall Wright
Biologist
21-Dec-1889 3-Mar-1988 Mathematics of evolution

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert B. Barnett
Attorney
26-Aug-1946   Washington literary agent, debate coach
Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch
Football
17-Jun-1923 28-Jan-2004 LA Rams halfback 1949-57
Donald E. Osterbrock
Astronomer
13-Jul-1924 11-Jan-2007 Director of Lick Observatory, 1973-81
Andrew J. Policano
Business
c. 1949   Business School Dean, UC Irvine
Donna Shalala
Government
14-Feb-1941   Secretary of HHS, 1993-2001
Barbara Stallings
Educator
c. 1944   Watson Institute for International Studies
Joel Stebbins
Astronomer
30-Jul-1878 16-Mar-1966 Photoelectric photometry
James Craig Watson
Astronomer
28-Jan-1838 23-Nov-1880 Claimed to discover the planet Vulcan
John D. Wiley
Educator
23-Mar-1942   Chancellor, UW-Madison
Edwin E. Witte
Economist
4-Jan-1887 20-May-1960 Father of Social Security

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tony Bennett
Basketball
1-Jun-1969   Head Coach, Washington State
Bret Bielema
Football
13-Jan-1970   Head Coach, University of Arkansas
Earl Blaik
Football
15-Feb-1897 6-May-1989 Head Coach at Army, 1941-58
Brad Childress
Football
27-Jun-1956   Former Head Coach, Minnesota Vikings
Stan Van Gundy
Basketball
21-Sep-1959   Former Head Coach, Orlando Magic
Bob Johnson
Hockey
4-Mar-1931 26-Nov-1991 Badger Bob, coach and Hall of Famer
Bo Ryan
Basketball
20-Dec-1947   Head Coach, UW-Madison
Lovie Smith
Football
8-May-1958   Former Coach, Chicago Bears


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