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University of North Carolina

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

The state university system for North Carolina. Generally, if a specific campus is not designated, it is assumed to be the flagship campus, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1931, additional state campuses were added to the University of North Carolina, and over the years, several new ones were created.

Location:
Chapel Hill, NC

Founding Date:
1789

Motto:
Lux Libertas

Enrollment:
27,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Claire Babrowski
Business
1957   COO of Toys-R-Us
Russell Banks
Author
28-Mar-1940   The Sweet Hereafter
William I. Belk
Attorney
c. 1949   Monroe Hardware Company
William P. Benton
Business
4-Nov-1923 19-Feb-2009 Former VP at Ford
James Crawford Biggs
Politician
29-Aug-1872 30-Jan-1960 US Solicitor General, 1933-35
Whit Bissell
Actor
25-Oct-1909 5-Mar-1996 The Time Tunnel
Doc Blanchard
Football
11-Dec-1924 19-Apr-2009 Winner, 1945 Heisman Trophy
Poppy Z. Brite
Author
25-May-1967   Are You Loathsome Tonight?
Grover C. Brown
Judge
18-Jun-1935   Gordon, Fournaris & Mammarella
Larry Brown
Basketball
14-Sep-1940   NBA and NCAA Coach
Vaughn D. Bryson
Business
c. 1938   CEO of Eli Lilly, 1991-93
Thomas E. Capps
Business
31-Oct-1935   CEO of Dominion Resources, 1990-2005
Hayden Carruth
Poet
3-Aug-1921 29-Sep-2008 Brothers, I Loved You All
Kay Knight Clarke
Business
c. 1938   Templeton, Ltd.
Eric L. Clay
Judge
18-Jan-1948   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Howard Coble
Politician
18-Mar-1931   Congressman, North Carolina 6th
Mary Sue Coleman
Educator
2-Oct-1943   President, University of Michigan
Samuel C. Collins
Chemist
28-Dec-1898 19-Jun-1984 Collins-type cryocooler
Jim Cooper
Politician
19-Jun-1954   Congressman, Tennessee 5th
Dan Cortese
TV Personality
14-Sep-1967   Hosted MTV Sports
Whitney Cummings
Comic
4-Sep-1982   Whitney
Walter Dellinger
Attorney
15-May-1941   Duke University law professor
Olcott H. Deming
Diplomat
28-Feb-1909 20-Mar-2007 First US Ambassador to Uganda, 1963-66
Elizabeth A. Duke
Government
c. 1952   Federal Reserve Governor
Michael Easley
Politician
23-Mar-1950   Governor of North Carolina, 2001-09
John Edwards
Politician
10-Jun-1953   2004 Vice Presidential candidate
Sam Ervin
Politician
27-Sep-1896 23-Apr-1985 US Senator from North Carolina, 1954-74
Shelby Foote
Author
17-Nov-1916 27-Jun-2005 Shiloh
John Forsythe
Actor
29-Jan-1918 1-Apr-2010 Blake Carrington on Dynasty
Rick Fox
Basketball
24-Jul-1969   Former Los Angeles Laker
Virginia Foxx
Politician
29-Jun-1943   Congresswoman, North Carolina 5th
Robert F. Furchgott
Scientist
4-Jun-1916 19-May-2009 Nitric oxide as a cardiovascular signal
Joseph Galli, Jr.
Business
9-Oct-1959   CEO of Newell Rubbermaid, 2001-05
Peter T. Grauer
Business
c. 1946   Chairman of Bloomberg
C. Boyden Gray
Government
6-Feb-1943   Conservative activist, lobbyist
Gordon Gray
Government
30-May-1909 26-Nov-1982 Secretary of the Army, 1949-50
John R. Hamilton
Diplomat
1944   US Ambassador to Guatemala, 2003-05
Emmylou Harris
Country Musician
2-Apr-1947   Pieces of the Sky
Louis Harris
Business
6-Jan-1921   Pollster, Louis Harris and Associates
William B. Harrison, Jr.
Business
12-Aug-1943   CEO of JPMorgan Chase, 2000-05
Alexander Heard
Educator
14-Mar-1917 24-Jul-2009 Chancellor of Vanderbilt University, 1963-82
Karen L. Henderson
Judge
11-Jul-1944   US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
Juanita H. Hinshaw
Business
c. 1945   CFO of Graybar Electric, 2000-05
James B. Hunt
Politician
16-May-1937   Twice Governor of North Carolina
Ben Jones
Actor
30-Aug-1941   Cooter from Dukes of Hazzard
W. Steven Jones
Educator
c. 1952   Dean of Kenan-Flagler Business School
Michael Jordan
Basketball
17-Feb-1963   God's gift to basketball, clearly
Karen Jurgensen
Editor
c. 1949   Editor of USA Today 1999-2004
Rives Kistler
Judge
c. 1949   Justice, Oregon Supreme Court
W. H. Knight
Educator
c. 1954   Law Professor, University of Washington
Charles Kuralt
TV Personality
10-Sep-1934 4-Jul-1997 On the Road
Kay Kyser
Musician
18-Jun-1897 23-Jul-1985 The Ol' Professor, eleven #1 records
H. Martin Lancaster
Politician
24-Mar-1943   Congressman from North Carolina, 1987-95
W. Dudley Lehman
Business
c. 1952   Executive at Kimberly-Clark
Allard Lowenstein
Politician
16-Jan-1929 14-Mar-1980 Congressman, New York 5th
Sherrie P. Marshall
Attorney
c. 1952   FCC Commissioner, 1989-93
Mark Martin
Judge
29-Apr-1963   Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court
Bob McAdoo
Basketball
25-Sep-1951   NBA 1975 Most Valuable Player
Danny R. McBride
Actor
29-Dec-1976   Eastbound & Down
Mike McIntyre
Politician
6-Aug-1956   Congressman, North Carolina 7th
Colin R. McMillan
Politician
27-Jul-1935 24-Jul-2003 US Assistant Secretary of Defense, 1990-92
John L. McMillan
Politician
12-Apr-1898 3-Sep-1979 Congressman from South Carolina, 1939-73
Harvey Morgan
Business
c. 1942   Bentley Associates
Robert B. Morgan
Politician
5-Oct-1925   US Senator from North Carolina, 1975-81
Roger Mudd
Journalist
9-Feb-1928   Newscaster
Willard J. Overlock, Jr.
Business
c. 1946   Former Partner, Goldman Sachs
Jack Palance
Actor
18-Feb-1919 10-Nov-2006 Performed one-handed push-ups
Anne W. Patterson
Diplomat
4-Oct-1949   US Ambassador to Pakistan
James R. Patton, Jr.
Attorney
27-Oct-1928   Founder, Patton Boggs
Walker Percy
Author
28-May-1916 10-May-1990 The Moviegoer
Michael Peterson
Author
23-Oct-1943   The Staircase
James Knox Polk
Head of State
2-Nov-1795 15-Jun-1849 11th US President, 1845-49
Leonidas Polk
Military
10-Apr-1806 14-Jun-1864 Confederate general
David Price
Politician
17-Aug-1940   Congressman, North Carolina 4th
Otto J. Reich
Diplomat
16-Oct-1945   US Ambassador to Venezuela, 1986-89
Julian H. Robertson, Jr.
Business
25-Jun-1932   Tiger Management
Richard Sands
Business
c. 1950   Chairman of Constellation Brands
Terry Sanford
Politician
20-Aug-1917 18-Apr-1998 Governor and Senator from North Carolina
David B. Sentelle
Judge
12-Feb-1943   US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
Robert B. Smith, Jr.
Government
c. 1939   Former Congressional staffer
Adolphus Staton
Military
28-Aug-1879 4-Jun-1964 US Navy admiral
John R. Steelman
Government
23-Jun-1900 14-Jul-1999 Truman's Chief of Staff
Richard G. Stern
Novelist
25-Feb-1928 24-Jan-2013 Other Men's Daughters
John B. Swainson
Politician
31-Jul-1925 13-May-1994 Governor of Michigan, 1961-63
Lawrence Taylor
Football
4-Feb-1959   NFL Hall of Famer
Jay Thomas
Actor
12-Jul-1948   Jerry Gold on Murphy Brown
Mark Thompson
Business
c. 1957   CEO of Fairchild Semiconductor
Robert L. Tillman
Business
c. 1944   CEO of Lowes, 1996-2005
F. Borden Walker
Business
c. 1953   EVP at Hess Corporation
Mel Watt
Politician
26-Aug-1945   Congressman, North Carolina 12th
Thomas H. Weidemeyer
Business
c. 1948   COO of UPS, 2001-03
Robert Welch
Activist
1-Dec-1899 6-Jan-1985 Founder, John Birch Society
Thomas Wolfe
Novelist
3-Oct-1900 15-Sep-1938 Look Homeward, Angel
C. Vann Woodward
Historian
13-Nov-1908 17-Dec-1999 The Strange Career of Jim Crow
James Worthy
Basketball
27-Feb-1961   Forward, LA Lakers

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
George E. P. Box
Mathematician
18-Oct-1919 28-Mar-2013 Statistician at University of Wisconsin
Samuel C. Collins
Chemist
28-Dec-1898 19-Jun-1984 Collins-type cryocooler
John Edwards
Politician
10-Jun-1953   2004 Vice Presidential candidate
Alexander Heard
Educator
14-Mar-1917 24-Jul-2009 Chancellor of Vanderbilt University, 1963-82
William L. Roper
Government
c. 1948   Director, Centers for Disease Control, 1990-93
Allen Tate
Poet
19-Nov-1899 9-Feb-1979 Mr. Pope and Other Poems
John Archibald Wheeler
Physicist
9-Jul-1911 13-Apr-2008 The Mechanism of Nuclear Fission

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Erskine Bowles
Government
8-Aug-1945   White House Chief of Staff, 1996-98
Molly Corbett Broad
Business
1941   University Chancellor
Robert J. Brown
Business
26-Feb-1935   Founder of B&C Associates, Inc.
Christopher A. R. Darby
Business
c. 1959   CEO of In-Q-Tel
William C. Friday
Educator
13-Jul-1920 12-Oct-2012 President of UNC, 1956-86
Lloyd V. Hackley
Educator
c. 1940   Chancellor of Fayetteville State University
Alexander Heard
Educator
14-Mar-1917 24-Jul-2009 Chancellor of Vanderbilt University, 1963-82
James Holshouser
Politician
8-Oct-1934   Governor of North Carolina, 1973-77
James G. Martin
Politician
11-Dec-1935   Governor of North Carolina, 1985-93
Mark Martin
Judge
29-Apr-1963   Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court
James B. Milliken
Educator
c. 1957   President, University of Nebraska
William L. Roper
Government
c. 1948   Director, Centers for Disease Control, 1990-93
Charles A. Sanders
Business
10-Feb-1932   CEO of Glaxo, 1989-95


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