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University of Iowa

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1847 as the State University of Iowa.

Location:
Iowa City, IA

Founding Date:
25-Feb-1847

Team:
Hawkeyes

Mascot:
Herky the Hawk

Enrollment:
28,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Cap Anson
Baseball
17-Apr-1852 14-Apr-1922 Early MLB superstar, Hall of Famer
Tom Arnold
Actor
6-Mar-1959   Ex-Husband of Roseanne Barr
Albert Bandura
Psychologist
4-Dec-1925   Bobo doll experiments
Earl Banks
Football
11-Jun-1924 11-Mar-1993 Morgan State Head Coach, 1960-73
Mildred Wirt Benson
Author
10-Jul-1905 28-May-2002 Ghostwriter of the Nancy Drew mystery series
Bret Bielema
Football
13-Jan-1970   Head Coach, University of Arkansas
Robert Bly
Poet
23-Dec-1926   Iron John: A Book About Men
David Bonior
Politician
6-Jun-1945   Congressman from Michigan, 1977-2003
T. C. Boyle
Author
7-Dec-1948   The Tortilla Curtain
Bruce Braley
Politician
30-Oct-1957   Congressman, Iowa 1st
Terry E. Branstad
Politician
17-Nov-1946   Governor of Iowa
Ruth E. Bruch
Business
27-Jun-1953   CIO, Kellogg Company
Robert Olen Butler
Author
20-Jan-1945   A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
Jim Caldwell
Football
16-Jan-1955   Indianapolis Colts coach, 2009-12
Ronald K. Calgaard
Business
1937   President of Trinity University, 1979-99
Macdonald Carey
Actor
15-Mar-1913 21-Mar-1994 Tom Horton on Days of Our Lives
James H. Carter
Judge
18-Jan-1935   Justice, Iowa Supreme Court, 1982-2006
Raymond Carver
Author
25-May-1938 2-Aug-1988 Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?
John Casey
Novelist
18-Jan-1939   Spartina
R. V. Cassill
Novelist
17-May-1919 25-Mar-2002 Dr. Cobb's Game
Sandra Cisneros
Author
20-Dec-1954   The House on Mango Street
Richard C. Clark
Politician
14-Sep-1928   US Senator from Iowa, 1973-79
Cindy Cohn
Attorney
c. 1963   EFF lawyer
Norm Coleman
Politician
17-Aug-1949   US Senator from Minnesota, 2003-09
Paul Conrad
Cartoonist
27-Jun-1924 4-Sep-2010 Political cartoonist
James Crumley
Novelist
12-Oct-1939 17-Sep-2008 The Mexican Tree Duck
Michael Cunningham
Novelist
6-Nov-1952   The Hours
Don DeFore
Actor
25-Aug-1913 22-Dec-1993 Mr. B. on Hazel
Anthony Dexter
Actor
19-Jan-1913 27-Mar-2001 Valentino
Diablo Cody
Author
14-Jun-1978   Candy Girl
Rita Dove
Poet
28-Aug-1952   7th US Poet Laureate, 1993-95
Colin Egglesfield
Actor
9-Feb-1973   Dr. Josh Madden on All My Children
Norman A. Erbe
Politician
25-Oct-1919 8-Jun-2000 Governor of Iowa, 1961-63
James D. Ericson
Business
c. 1936   CEO of Northwestern Mutual, 1993-2001
David G. Fairchild
Botanist
7-Apr-1869 6-Aug-1954 Brought exotic plants to America
Robert D. Fulton
Politician
13-May-1929   Lt. Governor of Iowa, 1962-69
Greg Ganske
Politician
31-Mar-1949   Congressman from Iowa, 1995-2003
John Gardner
Novelist
21-Jul-1933 14-Sep-1982 Grendel
Rita B. Garman
Judge
19-Nov-1943   Justice, Illinois Supreme Court
Mimi Gardner Gates
Administrator
c. 1953   Director, Seattle Art Museum
John Getz
Actor
15-Oct-1946   Blood Simple
Gail Godwin
Novelist
18-Jun-1937   A Southern Family
Albert Goldbarth
Poet
31-Jan-1948   The most prolific modern poet
Jorie Graham
Poet
9-May-1951   The Dream of the Unified Field
Allan Gurganus
Novelist
11-Jun-1947   Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All
Joe Haldeman
Novelist
9-Jun-1943   The Forever War
James E. Hansen
Scientist
29-Mar-1941   Greenhouse effect and global warming
Joy Harjo
Poet
9-May-1951   The Last Song
Michael S. Harper
Poet
18-Mar-1938   Nightmare Begins Responsibility
Josephine Herbst
Novelist
5-Mar-1892 28-Jan-1969 Pity Is Not Enough
Martha O. Hesse
Business
14-Aug-1942   Chairman of Enbridge Energy Partners
Leo A. Hoegh
Politician
30-Mar-1908 15-Jul-2000 Governor of Iowa, 1955-57
Michael J. Hogan
Educator
1943   President, University of Connecticut
Lou Holtz
Football
6-Jan-1937   Head Coach, South Carolina, 1999-2004
John Hospers
Politician
9-Jun-1918 12-Jun-2011 First Libertarian presidential candidate
Harold Hughes
Politician
10-Feb-1922 23-Oct-1996 Governor and Senator from Iowa
Mary Beth Hurt
Actor
26-Sep-1946   The World According to Garp
Toby Huss
Actor
9-Dec-1966   Carnivale, King of the Hill
Arthur M. Hyde
Politician
12-Jul-1877 17-Oct-1947 Governor of Missouri, 1921-25
John Irving
Novelist
2-Mar-1942   The World According to Garp
Al Jarreau
Singer
12-Mar-1940   We're In This Love Together
Denis Johnson
Novelist
1-Jul-1949   Jesus' Son
Jake Johnson
Actor
20-May-1979   Nick on New Girl
Patty Judge
Politician
2-Nov-1943   Lt. Governor of Iowa
Donald Justice
Poet
12-Aug-1925 6-Aug-2004 The Summer Anniversaries
Alex Karras
Actor
15-Jul-1935 10-Oct-2012 Mongo, dad on Webster
George Kelly
Psychologist
28-Apr-1905 6-Mar-1967 Personal Construct Theory of personality
Tracy Kidder
Author
12-Nov-1945   The Soul of a New Machine
Kerry K. Killinger
Business
6-Jun-1949   Last CEO of Washington Mutual
Jim Yong Kim
Administrator
8-Dec-1959   President of the World Bank
Nile Kinnick
Football
9-Jul-1918 2-Jun-1943 Winner, 1939 Heisman Trophy
Mary Kramer
Diplomat
14-Jun-1935   US Ambassador to Barbados, 2004-06
Paul Krause
Football
19-Feb-1942   NFL Hall of Famer
Ashton Kutcher
Actor
7-Feb-1978   Kelso on That '70s Show
Charles W. Larson, Jr.
Politician
1-Apr-1968   US Ambassador to Latvia
Alan Larson
Diplomat
c. 1949   Under Secy. of State for Economics, 1999-2005
Jerry L. Larson
Judge
17-May-1936   Justice, Iowa Supreme Court
H. Douglas Lee
Educator
15-Mar-1943 25-Aug-2009 President of Stetson University, 1987-2009
Philip Levine
Poet
10-Jan-1928   What Work Is
Melvyn Levitsky
Diplomat
19-Mar-1938   US Ambassador to Brazil, 1994-98
H. William Lichtenberger
Business
c. 1935   CEO of Praxair, 1992-2000
William T. Lynch, Jr.
Business
3-Dec-1942   Former CEO of Leo Burnett
J. Bernard Machen
Educator
26-Mar-1944   President, University of Florida
Haki R. Madhubuti
Author
23-Feb-1942   Black Men: Obsolete, Single, Dangerous?
Jock Mahoney
Actor
7-Feb-1919 14-Dec-1989 Yancy Derringer
Arthur A. McGiverin
Judge
10-Nov-1928   Iowa Chief Justice, 1987-2000
Ruth V. McGregor
Judge
1943   Arizona Chief Justice
James Alan McPherson
Author
16-Sep-1943   Elbow Room
Michael J. Melloy
Judge
15-Jan-1948   8th Circuit Court of Appeals
Ana Mendieta
Performance Artist
18-Nov-1948 8-Sep-1985 Feminist performance artist
Nicholas Meyer
Film Director
24-Dec-1945   Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan
Edward Mezvinsky
Politician
17-Jan-1937   Congressman from Iowa, 1973-77
Ronald T. Y. Moon
Judge
4-Sep-1940   Hawaii Chief Justice
Mo Mowlam
Politician
18-Sep-1949 19-Aug-2005 Former Labour MP
Bharati Mukherjee
Novelist
27-Jul-1940   The Tiger's Daughter
David R. Nagle
Politician
15-Apr-1943   Congressman from Iowa, 1987-93
Daniel P. Neary
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Mutual of Omaha
Don Nelson
Basketball
15-May-1940   Bucks, Knicks, Mavericks, and Warriors ex-coach
Jeffrey Noddle
Business
1947   CEO of Supervalu
Kay A. Orr
Politician
2-Jan-1939   Governor of Nebraska, 1987-91
Thomas E. Pardun
Business
c. 1944   CEO of Edge2net Inc., 2001-01
Lara Parker
Actor
27-Oct-1937   Angelique on Dark Shadows
Ann Patchett
Novelist
2-Dec-1963   Bel Canto
Rogelio M. Rebolledo
Business
c. 1945   Chairman, PBG Mexico
W. Ann Reynolds
Educator
3-Nov-1937   Chancellor of CUNY, 1990-97
Eddie Robinson
Football
13-Feb-1919 3-Apr-2007 Grambling Head Coach, 1941-97
C. J. Rogers
Politician
20-Dec-1897 18-May-1962 Governor of Wyoming, 1953-55
Ronald W. Roskens
Business
11-Dec-1932   President, University of Nebraska, 1977-78
Brian Ross
Journalist
23-Oct-1948   ABC News investigative correspondent
Brandon Routh
Actor
9-Oct-1979   Superman in Superman Returns
David Sanborn
Musician
30-Jul-1945   Saxophone player
Bob Sanders
Football
24-Feb-1981   Indianapolis Colts
Richard J. Schnieders
Business
6-Mar-1948   CEO of SYSCO
Harold Frend See, Jr.
Judge
7-Nov-1943   Justice, Alabama Supreme Court
Mary Lee Settle
Novelist
29-Jul-1918 27-Sep-2005 Beulah Land
Mark Shapiro
Business
c. 1970   CEO of Six Flags
Jane Smiley
Novelist
26-Sep-1949   A Thousand Acres
W. D. Snodgrass
Poet
5-Jan-1926 13-Jan-2009 Heart's Needle
Francesca M. Spinelli
Business
c. 1952   Senior VP at PetSmart
Wallace Stegner
Author
18-Feb-1909 13-Apr-1993 The Angle of Repose
Richard G. Stern
Novelist
25-Feb-1928 24-Jan-2013 Other Men's Daughters
Bob Stoops
Football
9-Sep-1960   Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach
Mark Strand
Poet
11-Apr-1934   U.S. Poet Laureate 1990-91
Michael J. Streit
Judge
c. 1950   Justice, Iowa Supreme Court
Anthony Swofford
Author
12-Aug-1970   Jarhead
James Tate
Poet
8-Dec-1943   The Lost Pilot
Thomas J. Tauke
Politician
11-Oct-1950   Congressman from Iowa, 1979-91
Marsha K. Ternus
Judge
30-May-1951   Iowa Chief Justice
Andre Tippett
Football
27-Dec-1959   New England Patriots, Hall of Famer
James Tolkan
Actor
20-Jun-1931   Back to the Future
Joseph F. Toot, Jr.
Business
c. 1936   CEO of Timken, 1992-97
Emlen Tunnell
Football
29-Mar-1922 22-Jul-1975 NFL Hall of Famer
Jim Turner
Actor
1952   Kirby on Arli$$, Randee of the Redwoods
James Van Allen
Astronomer
7-Sep-1914 9-Aug-2006 Discovered the Van Allen Belt
Ernest van den Haag
Scholar
15-Sep-1914 21-Mar-2002 Punishing Criminals
Mona Van Duyn
Poet
9-May-1921 1-Dec-2004 To See, To Take
Therese M. Vaughan
Government
c. 1957   Iowa Insurance Commissioner, 1994-2004
Ted Waitt
Business
18-Jan-1963   Co-Founder of Gateway
Margaret Walker
Novelist
7-Jul-1915 30-Nov-1998 Jubilee
Joe Walsh
Politician
27-Dec-1961   Congressman from Illinois, 2011-13
Gene Wilder
Actor
11-Jun-1933   Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Tennessee Williams
Playwright
26-Mar-1911 25-Feb-1983 The Glass Menagerie
Marguerite Young
Author
28-Aug-1908 17-Nov-1995 Miss MacIntosh, My Darling

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Gustav Bergmann
Philosopher
4-May-1906 21-Apr-1987 Ontologist
Vance Bourjaily
Novelist
17-Sep-1922 31-Aug-2010 The End of My Life
Terry E. Branstad
Politician
17-Nov-1946   Governor of Iowa
R. V. Cassill
Novelist
17-May-1919 25-Mar-2002 Dr. Cobb's Game
Robert A. Corrigan
Educator
21-Apr-1935   President, San Francisco State University
George G. Daly
Educator
c. 1940   Business School Dean, Georgetown
Jorie Graham
Poet
9-May-1951   The Dream of the Unified Field
Michael J. Hogan
Educator
1943   President, University of Connecticut
W. H. Knight
Educator
c. 1954   Law Professor, University of Washington
Murray Krieger
Critic
27-Nov-1923 5-Aug-2000 The Play and Place of Criticism
Christopher Lasch
Author
1-Jun-1932 14-Feb-1994 The Culture of Narcissism
Thomas E. Martin
Politician
18-Jan-1893 27-Jun-1971 US Senator from Iowa, 1955-61
James Alan McPherson
Author
16-Sep-1943   Elbow Room
Geoffrey Palmer
Head of State
21-Apr-1942   Prime Minister of New Zealand, 1989-90
Susan M. Phillips
Educator
23-Jan-1944   Dean, GWU School of Business
Andrew J. Policano
Business
c. 1949   Business School Dean, UC Irvine
Nicholas V. Riasanovsky
Historian
21-Dec-1923 14-May-2011 A History of Russia
Marilynne Robinson
Novelist
1947   Housekeeping
Philip Roth
Novelist
19-Mar-1933   Portnoy's Complaint
Arthur M. Schlesinger
Historian
27-Feb-1888 30-Oct-1965 The Rise of the City
Wilfrid Sellars
Philosopher
20-May-1912 2-Jul-1989 Empiricism and the Philosophy of Mind
David J. Skorton
Educator
22-Nov-1949   President, Cornell University
Barry Unsworth
Novelist
10-Aug-1930 5-Jun-2012 Sacred Hunger
James Van Allen
Astronomer
7-Sep-1914 9-Aug-2006 Discovered the Van Allen Belt
Eugen Weber
Historian
24-Apr-1925 17-May-2007 The Western Tradition
Jon Whitmore
Educator
22-Mar-1945   President, San Jose State University
Willard Wirtz
Government
14-Mar-1912 24-Apr-2010 US Secretary of Labor, 1962-69
Grant Wood
Painter
13-Feb-1892 12-Feb-1942 American Gothic

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mary Sue Coleman
Educator
2-Oct-1943   President, University of Michigan
Frank Conroy
Author
15-Jan-1936 6-Apr-2005 Stop-Time
George G. Daly
Educator
c. 1940   Business School Dean, Georgetown
Ruth R. Harkin
Business
c. 1944   United Technologies VP, 1997-2005
Michael J. Hogan
Educator
1943   President, University of Connecticut
William Curt Hunter
Educator
c. 1948   Dean of Business, University of Iowa
Clayton M. Jones
Business
c. 1949   CEO of Rockwell Collins
William T. Kerr
Business
17-Apr-1941   CEO of Meredith Corporation, 1997-2006
W. H. Knight
Educator
c. 1954   Law Professor, University of Washington
Sally Mason
Educator
c. 1950   President, University of Iowa
Susan M. Phillips
Educator
23-Jan-1944   Dean, GWU School of Business
Wiley Rutledge
Judge
20-Jul-1894 10-Sep-1949 US Supreme Court Justice, 1943-49
David J. Skorton
Educator
22-Nov-1949   President, Cornell University
Jon Whitmore
Educator
22-Mar-1945   President, San Jose State University

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Steve Alford
Basketball
23-Nov-1964   Head Coach, UCLA
Bret Bielema
Football
13-Jan-1970   Head Coach, University of Arkansas
Jim Caldwell
Football
16-Jan-1955   Indianapolis Colts coach, 2009-12
Tom Davis
Basketball
3-Dec-1938   Iowa Hawkeyes Head Coach, 1986-99
Kirk Ferentz
Football
1-Aug-1955   Iowa Hawkeyes Head Coach
Hayden Fry
Football
18-Feb-1929   University of Iowa coach
Todd Lickliter
Basketball
17-Apr-1955   Head Coach, University of Iowa
Lute Olson
Basketball
22-Sep-1934   Head Coach, AZ Wildcats Basketball
Bruce Pearl
Basketball
18-Mar-1960   Former Head Coach, University of Tennessee
Bill Snyder
Football
7-Oct-1939   Head Coach, Kansas State Wildcats


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