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Vassar College

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Female college, fully coeducational in 1969.

Location:
Poughkeepsie, NY

Founding Date:
1861

Team:
Brewers

Enrollment:
2400

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Shana Alexander
Journalist
6-Oct-1925 23-Jun-2005 Nutcracker: Money, Madness and Murder
Anne L. Armstrong
Government
27-Dec-1927 30-Jul-2008 US Ambassador to the UK, 1976-77
Letitia Baldrige
Author
9-Feb-1926 29-Oct-2012 Etiquette columnist
Noah Baumbach
Film Director
3-Sep-1969   Greenberg
Ruth Benedict
Anthropologist
5-Jun-1887 17-Sep-1948 Anthropologist, Patterns of Culture
Elizabeth Bishop
Poet
8-Feb-1911 6-Oct-1979 North & South
Anthony Bourdain
Chef
25-Jun-1956   Kitchen Confidential
Beth L. Bronner
Business
c. 1950   Mistral Equity Partners
Patricia M. Byrne
Diplomat
1-Jun-1925 23-Nov-2007 US Ambassador to Burma, 1979-83
Mary Calderone
Activist
1-Jul-1904 24-Oct-1998 Questions and Answers about Love and Sex
Janet Cooke
Journalist
23-Jul-1954   Caught writing fake news
Mike D
Rapper
20-Nov-1965   Beastie Boys
Erin Daniels
Actor
9-Oct-1973   The L Word
Hope Davis
Actor
23-Mar-1964   American Splendor
Lurita Alexis Doan
Government
4-Jan-1958   General Services Administration
Robert Holt Edmunds, Jr.
Judge
17-Apr-1949   Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court
Caterina Fake
Designer
c. 1969   Co-Founder of Flickr
Frances Farenthold
Educator
2-Oct-1926   President of Wells College, 1976-80
Julie Finley
Socialite
c. 1938   US Ambassador to the OSCE
Jane Fonda
Actor
21-Dec-1937   Barbarella
Alicia Goranson
Actor
22-Jun-1974   Becky on Roseanne
Katharine Graham
Publisher
16-Jun-1917 17-Jul-2001 Washington Post publisher, 1966-79
Kerri Green
Actor
14-Jan-1967   The Goonies
Anne Hathaway
Actor
12-Nov-1982   The Princess Diaries
Brooke Hayward
Socialite
5-Jul-1937   Haywire
Bernadine P. Healy
Doctor
4-Aug-1944 6-Aug-2011 President, American Red Cross, 1999-2001
Maryellen C. Herringer
Attorney
c. 1944   Former Partner, Morrison & Foerster
Starr Roxanne Hiltz
Sociologist
c. 1943   Mother of on-line education
Grace Murray Hopper
Computer Programmer
9-Dec-1906 1-Jan-1992 Computer programming pioneer
Martha R. Ingram
Business
c. 1936   Chairman of Ingram Industries
David Keating
Activist
c. 1955   Club for Growth
Bobbie Kilberg
Administrator
25-Oct-1944   Northern Virginia Technology Council
Joan W. Konner
Journalist
c. 1929   Dean, Columbia School of Journalism, 1988-97
Lisa Kudrow
Actor
30-Jul-1963   Friends
Gloria C. Larson
Business
c. 1951   President of Bentley College
Gerry Laybourne
Business
19-May-1947   CEO of Oxygen Media, 1998-2007
Rick Lazio
Politician
13-Mar-1958   Congressman from New York, 1993-2001
Ken Levine
Author
1-Sep-1966   BioShock, BioShock Infinite
Stacy London
TV Personality
25-May-1969   What Not to Wear
Justin Long
Actor
2-Jun-1978   Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Antonia Maury
Astronomer
21-Mar-1866 8-Jan-1952 Stellar classification
Mary McCarthy
Author
21-Jun-1912 25-Oct-1989 The Group
Betsy McCaughey
Politician
20-Oct-1948   Lt. Governor of New York, 1995-98
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Poet
22-Feb-1892 19-Oct-1950 Renascence
Richard Miniter
Pundit
1967   Losing bin Laden
Marguerite Moreau
Actor
25-Apr-1977   Easy
Diana G. Motz
Judge
15-Jul-1943   4th Circuit Court of Appeals
Elisabeth Murdoch
Business
22-Aug-1968   Daughter of Rupert Murdoch
Pauline Newman
Judge
20-Jun-1927   US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Jane Margaret O'Brien
Educator
c. 1953   President, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Mary Oliver
Poet
10-Sep-1935   American Primitive
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
First Lady
28-Jul-1929 19-May-1994 Wife of John F. Kennedy
Lara Parker
Actor
27-Oct-1937   Angelique on Dark Shadows
Joan Quigley
Government
10-Apr-1927   Reagan's astrologer
Alice Huyler Ramsey
Daredevil
11-Nov-1886 1983 First woman to drive an auto across America
Judith Regan
Publisher
1953   ReganBooks
Margaret Milner Richardson
Government
14-May-1943   IRS Commissioner, 1993-97
Vera Rubin
Astronomer
23-Jul-1928   Structure of galaxies
Ellen A. Rudnick
Business
c. 1950   Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship
Muriel Rukeyser
Poet
15-Dec-1913 12-Feb-1980 The Book of the Dead
Pamela Ann Rymer
Judge
6-Jan-1941 21-Sep-2011 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1989-2011
Naomi O. Seligman
Business
c. 1939   The Research Board
Jane Smiley
Novelist
26-Sep-1949   A Thousand Acres
Frances Sternhagen
Actor
13-Jan-1930   Misery
Meryl Streep
Actor
22-Jun-1949   The Deer Hunter
Anne M. Tatlock
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Fiduciary Trust, 1999-2006
Jon Tenney
Actor
16-Dec-1961   Brooklyn South
Marc A. Thiessen
Columnist
c. 1967   White House speechwriter, 2004-09
Jonathan Togo
Actor
25-Aug-1977   Ryan Wolfe on CSI: Miami
Margaret Floy Washburn
Psychologist
25-Jul-1871 29-Oct-1939 First female American psychologist
Benson K. Whitney
Diplomat
1956   US Ambassador to Norway
Anne Marie Whittemore
Business
c. 1945   Partner, McGuireWoods LLP
Nina Zagat
Critic
12-Aug-1942   Zagat Survey
Lisa Zane
Actor
5-Apr-1961   Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Frances D. Fergusson
Educator
3-Oct-1944   President of Vassar, 1986-2006
Grace Murray Hopper
Computer Programmer
9-Dec-1906 1-Jan-1992 Computer programming pioneer
David Ignatow
Poet
7-Feb-1914 17-Nov-1997 Rescue the Dead
Margaret Mead
Anthropologist
16-Dec-1901 15-Nov-1978 Coming of Age in Samoa
Maria Mitchell
Astronomer
1-Aug-1818 28-Jun-1889 First American female astronomer
Ted Nelson
Computer Programmer
17-Jun-1937   Hypertext pioneer, Xanadu
Muriel Rukeyser
Poet
15-Dec-1913 12-Feb-1980 The Book of the Dead
Margaret Floy Washburn
Psychologist
25-Jul-1871 29-Oct-1939 First female American psychologist
Frances E. Willis
Diplomat
20-May-1899 1983 First Female US Ambassador

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lurita Alexis Doan
Government
4-Jan-1958   General Services Administration
Frances D. Fergusson
Educator
3-Oct-1944   President of Vassar, 1986-2006
Martha R. Ingram
Business
c. 1936   Chairman of Ingram Industries
Gerry Laybourne
Business
19-May-1947   CEO of Oxygen Media, 1998-2007
Samuel F. B. Morse
Inventor
27-Apr-1791 2-Apr-1872 Telegraph inventor and publicist
James Pike
Religion
14-Feb-1913 Sep-1969 5th Episcopal Bishop of California
Anne M. Tatlock
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Fiduciary Trust, 1999-2006


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