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Brown University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1764 as Rhode Island College, renamed 1804 to Brown.

Location:
Providence, RI

Founding Date:
3-Mar-1764

Motto:
In deo speramus

Team:
Bears

Mascot:
Bear

Enrollment:
7400

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Peter F. Allgeier
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to the WTO
Eva Amurri
Actor
15-Mar-1985   Actress/daughter of Susan Sarandon
Bess Armstrong
Actor
11-Dec-1953   Dr. Klompus in Pecker
Kate Ascher
Author
c. 1958   The Works: Anatomy of a City
Raymond J. Barry
Actor
14-Mar-1939   Arlo Givens on Justified
Randall Batinkoff
Actor
16-Oct-1968   For Keeps
Frederic K. Becker
Attorney
1935   Wilentz Goldman & Spitzer
Bruce Bennett
Attorney
3-Oct-1958   Hennigan, Bennett & Dorman
Chris Berman
Sports Journalist
10-May-1955   Sportscaster on ESPN
Theodore R. Boehm
Judge
12-Sep-1938   Justice, Indiana Supreme Court
Julie Bowen
Actor
3-Mar-1970   Modern Family
Roger Bowen
Actor
25-May-1932 16-Feb-1996 Hamilton Majors, Jr. on Arnie
John Seely Brown
Business
c. 1940   Director of Xerox PARC, 1990-2000
Kate Burton
Actor
10-Sep-1957   Actress/daughter of Richard Burton
Willard C. Butcher
Business
25-Oct-1926 25-Aug-2012 CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank, 1980-91
Jessica Capshaw
Actor
9-Aug-1976   Dr. Robbins on Grey's Anatomy
Lisa M. Caputo
Business
1964   EVP at The Travelers
Don Carcieri
Politician
16-Dec-1942   Governor of Rhode Island, 2003-11
Wendy Carlos
Electronic Musician
14-Nov-1939   Switched On Bach
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Country Musician
21-Feb-1958   Never Had It So Good
Amy Carter
Relative
19-Oct-1967   Daughter of President Jimmy Carter
John B. Caswell
Business
c. 1939   Omnia Group
Lincoln Chafee
Politician
26-Mar-1953   Governor of Rhode Island
John S. Chen
Business
1-Jul-1955   CEO of Sybase
Nick Chinlund
Actor
18-Nov-1961   A Brother's Kiss
David N. Cicilline
Politician
15-Jul-1961   Congressman, Rhode Island 1st
John Bates Clark
Economist
26-Jan-1847 21-Mar-1938 Philosophy of Wealth
Deborah A. Coleman
Business
c. 1952   SmartForest Ventures
Joseph J. Collins
Business
c. 1944   CEO of Time Warner Cable, 1989-2003
Chuck Colson
Government
16-Oct-1931 21-Apr-2012 Minister, former Watergate figure
David Conrad
Actor
17-Aug-1967   Jim Clancy on Ghost Whisperer
David Corn
Columnist
Feb-1959   Washington editor of The Nation
Robert A. Corrigan
Educator
21-Apr-1935   President, San Francisco State University
Glenn M. Creamer
Business
c. 1962   Providence Equity Partners
Edwidge Danticat
Author
19-Jan-1969   The Dew Breaker
Nathaniel Davis
Diplomat
12-Apr-1925 16-May-2011 US Ambassador to Chile, 1971-73
Daniel R. DiMicco
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Nucor
Robert E. Dineen, Jr.
Attorney
1940   Former Partner, Shearman & Sterling
Larry Elder
Radio Personality
27-Apr-1952   Republitarian radio talk show host
Aunjanue Ellis
Actor
21-Feb-1969   Madeleine Hightower on The Mentalist
Jeffrey Eugenides
Author
8-Mar-1960   The Virgin Suicides
George M. C. Fisher
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Kodak, 1993-2000
Alan H. Fishman
Business
c. 1946   Meridian Capital Group
Richard Fleischer
Film Director
8-Dec-1916 24-Mar-2006 Soylent Green
Ze Frank
Blogger
31-Mar-1972   The Show with Ze Frank
Kathryn S. Fuller
Administrator
c. 1946   World Wildlife Fund CEO, 1989-2005
Ira Glass
Radio Personality
3-Mar-1959   This American Life
Richard Karl Goeltz
Business
c. 1942   CFO of American Express, 1996-2000
Theodore F. Green
Politician
2-Oct-1867 19-May-1966 Governor and Senator from Rhode Island
Jeffrey W. Greenberg
Business
1951   CEO of Marsh & McLennan, 1999-2004
David Groh
Actor
21-May-1939 12-Feb-2008 Joe Gerard on Rhoda
Davis Guggenheim
Film Director
1964   An Inconvenient Truth
David W. Haas
Business
c. 1956   Chairman, The William Penn Foundation
Josh Hamilton
Actor
9-Jun-1969   Alive
Hill Harper
Actor
17-May-1966   CSI: New York
Jerry A. Hausman
Economist
5-May-1946   Hausman Specification Test
John Hay
Government
8-Oct-1838 1-Jul-1905 US Secretary of State, 1898-1905
Todd Haynes
Film Director
2-Jan-1961   Far From Heaven
Deborah S. Hechinger
Business
c. 1950   BoardSource
David Hedison
Actor
20-May-1927   Twice Felix Leiter in Bond films
John Heisman
Football
23-Oct-1869 3-Oct-1936 Namesake of the Heisman Trophy
Andy Hertzfeld
Computer Programmer
6-Apr-1953   Macintosh designer
Marin Hinkle
Actor
23-Mar-1966   Judy Brooks on Once and Again
Richard C. Holbrooke
Diplomat
24-Apr-1941 13-Dec-2010 US Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan
Alexander Lyman Holley
Business
20-Jul-1832 29-Jan-1882 Designed steel foundries
Raymond Hood
Architect
29-Mar-1881 14-Aug-1934 Chicago Tribune Tower
Tony Horwitz
Journalist
1959   Confederates in the Attic
Samuel Gridley Howe
Educator
10-Nov-1801 9-Jan-1876 Founder of Perkins Institution
Franklin P. Huddle
Diplomat
9-May-1943   US Ambassador to Tajikistan, 2001-03
Charles Evans Hughes
Politician
11-Apr-1862 27-Aug-1948 US Chief Justice, Presidential Candidate
Charles Evans Hughes, Jr.
Government
30-Nov-1889 21-Jan-1950 US Solicitor General, 1929-30
E. Howard Hunt
Criminal
9-Oct-1918 23-Jan-2007 Coordinated Watergate break-in
Heather F. Hurlburt
Activist
c. 1967   Executive Director, National Security Network
Ruth Hussey
Actor
30-Oct-1911 19-Apr-2005 The Philadelphia Story
Peter Jacobson
Actor
24-Mar-1965   Dr. Chris Taub on House
Bobby Jindal
Politician
10-Jun-1971   Governor of Louisiana
William J. Vareschi Jr.
Business
c. 1942   Retired GE executive
Adoniram Judson
Linguist
9-Aug-1788 12-Apr-1850 Missionary, Burmese lexicographer
Donald Kagan
Historian
1-May-1932   The Great Dialogue
Rhonda Ross Kendrick
Actor
14-Aug-1971   Daughter of Diana Ross
John F. Kennedy, Jr.
Relative
25-Nov-1960 16-Jul-1999 Son of John F. Kennedy
Kerry Kennedy
Activist
8-Sep-1959   Human rights activist
Mary Richardson Kennedy
Relative
4-Oct-1959 16-May-2012 Estranged wife of RFK, Jr.
Otto Kerner
Politician
15-Aug-1908 9-May-1976 Governor of Illinois, 1961-68
Jim Yong Kim
Administrator
8-Dec-1959   President of the World Bank
Jacqueline B. Kosecoff
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Ovations Pharmacy Solutions
Richard Kostelanetz
Artist
14-May-1940   Prodigious avant-garde artist and author
John Krasinski
Actor
20-Oct-1979   Jim Halpert on The Office
Randall S. Kroszner
Economist
22-Jun-1962   Federal Reserve Governor
Erich Kunzel
Conductor
21-Mar-1935 1-Sep-2009 Conductor, Cincinnati Pops, 1977-2009
Edward G. Lanpher
Diplomat
8-Dec-1942   US Ambassador to Zimbabwe, 1991-95
Mel S. Lavitt
Business
c. 1937   GC Capital Management
Debra L. Lee
Business
1955   CEO of BET Networks
Keith Lehrer
Philosopher
10-Jan-1936   Metamind
Irving R. Levine
Journalist
26-Aug-1922 27-Mar-2009 NBC Correspondent, 1950-95
Mara Liasson
Journalist
13-Jun-1955   Fox News political analyst
Frank Licht
Politician
13-Mar-1916 30-May-1987 Governor of Rhode Island, 1969-73
Doug Liman
Film Director
24-Jul-1965   The Bourne Identity
Laura Linney
Actor
5-Feb-1964   Meryl in The Truman Show
Lisa Loeb
Singer/Songwriter
11-Mar-1968   Stay (I Missed You)
Lois Lowry
Author
19-Feb-1937   The Giver
George Macready
Actor
29-Aug-1908 2-Jul-1973 Paths of Glory
Dan Maffei
Politician
4-Jul-1968   Congressman from New York, 2009-11
Ira Magaziner
Government
8-Nov-1947   Internet advisor under Bill Clinton
Horace Mann
Educator
4-May-1796 2-Aug-1859 Massachusetts education reformer
William L. Marcy
Politician
12-Dec-1786 4-Jul-1857 US Secretary of State, 1853-57
Jack A. Markell
Politician
26-Nov-1960   Governor of Delaware
Joshua Micah Marshall
Pundit
15-Feb-1969   Talking Points Memo
Ross McElwee
Film Director
21-Jul-1947   Idiosyncratic documentary filmmaker
John J. McLaughry
Football
8-Apr-1917 28-Nov-2007 Head Coach at Brown, 1959-66
Craig C. Mello
Scientist
19-Oct-1960   RNA interference
Matthew Miller
Columnist
c. 1962   The Two Percent Solution
Steven Millhauser
Author
3-Aug-1943   Martin Dressler
Rick Moody
Author
18-Oct-1961   Purple America
Roderick W. Moore
Diplomat
c. 1964   US Ambassador to Montenegro
George Morfogen
Actor
30-Mar-1933   Rebadow on Oz
Brian T. Moynihan
Business
9-Oct-1959   CEO, Bank of America
James Naughton
Actor
6-Dec-1945   The Paper Chase
Annette L. Nazareth
Government
c. 1956   Securities and Exchange Commission
Tim Blake Nelson
Actor
11-May-1964   O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Michael Newdow
Activist
24-Jun-1953   Waged war against "under God"
Philip W. Noel
Politician
5-Jun-1931   Governor of Rhode Island, 1973-77
Victoria Nuland
Diplomat
1961   State Department Spokesman
Masi Oka
Actor
27-Dec-1974   Hiro Nakamura on Heroes
Will Oldham
Singer/Songwriter
1970   Enigmatic folk singer, actor
Richard Olney
Government
15-Sep-1835 8-Apr-1917 US Secretary of State, 1895-97
Douglas H. Paal
Diplomat
?   Director, American Institute in Taiwan, 2002-06
Robert W. Pangia
Business
c. 1951   Ivy Healthcare Capital
Marianne Miller Parrs
Business
c. 1945   CFO of International Paper, 2005-07
Joe Paterno
Football
21-Dec-1926 22-Jan-2012 Penn State Head Coach, 1966-2011
Randy Pausch
Educator
23-Oct-1960 25-Jul-2008 The Last Lecture
S. J. Perelman
Author
1-Feb-1904 17-Oct-1979 New Yorker humorist
Thomas J. Perrelli
Attorney
12-Mar-1966   US Associate Attorney General
Andrew J. Policano
Business
c. 1949   Business School Dean, UC Irvine
Fritz Pollard
Football
27-Jan-1894 11-May-1986 First black coach in the NFL
Irving Price
Business
21-Sep-1884 23-Nov-1976 Co-Founder of Fisher-Price Toys
Jon Purnell
Diplomat
c. 1948   US Ambassador to Uzbekistan, 2004-07
Robert E. Quinn
Politician
2-Apr-1894 19-May-1975 Governor of Rhode Island, 1937-39
Ralph Rainger
Composer
7-Oct-1901 23-Oct-1942 Thanks For The Memory
Steven Rattner
Business
5-Jul-1952   Quadrangle Group
Andrew Revkin
Journalist
c. 1956   New York Times science reporter
William R. Rhodes
Business
15-Aug-1935   Vice Chairman of Citigroup
Bruce Riedel
Spy
c. 1953   CIA Near East Asia Specialist
John A. Rizzo
Government
c. 1949   CIA Acting General Counsel
Elizabeth H. Roberts
Politician
17-Apr-1957   Lt. Governor of Rhode Island
Jane Sullivan Roberts
Activist
c. 1955   Wife of US Chief Justice John Roberts
Marilynne Robinson
Novelist
1947   Housekeeping
John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
Business
29-Jan-1874 11-May-1960 Built Rockefeller Center
George Rockwell
Activist
9-Mar-1918 25-Aug-1967 Founded American Nazi Party
Tracee Ellis Ross
Actor
29-Oct-1972   Joan Clayton on Girlfriends
Ellery Schempp
Activist
1940   Abington School District v. Schempp
Leonard A. Schlesinger
Educator
c. 1953   President of Babson College
Eric W. Schrier
Business
?   CEO of Readers Digest
Tom Scott
Business
c, 1967   Co-Founder, Nantucket Nectars
John Sculley
Business
6-Apr-1939   CEO of Apple, 1983-93
Duncan Sheik
Musician
18-Nov-1969   Barely Breathing
Michael Showalter
Comic
17-Jun-1970   The State
Thomas W. Simons
Diplomat
4-Sep-1938   US Ambassador to Pakistan, 1995-98
James Slavet
Business
c. 1970   Greylock Partners
Lawrence M. Small
Government
14-Sep-1941   Secretary, Smithsonian Institution, 2000-07
Martin Smith
Journalist
c. 1949   Frontline
Orin R. Smith
Business
13-Aug-1935   CEO of Engelhard, 1984-2001
Erroll Southers
Government
c. 1957   2009 TSA Director nominee
Ken Starr
Government
21-Jul-1946   Special Prosecutor, Clinton's impeachment
Barry S. Sternlicht
Business
1960   Founder of Starwood Hotels
Allison Stewart
Journalist
4-Jul-1966   MSNBC news anchor
William H. Sullivan
Diplomat
12-Oct-1922   US Ambassador to Iran, 1977-79
Jeffrey Swartz
Business
c. 1960   President and CEO of Timberland
Kenneth R. Timmerman
Journalist
4-Nov-1953   Foundation for Democracy in Iran
Thomas J. Tisch
Business
c. 1955   Four Partners Investment Partnership
Sam Trammell
Actor
15-May-1971   Sam Merlotte on True Blood
Ted Turner
Business
19-Nov-1938   Founder of Cable News Network
Allegra Versace
Relative
30-Jun-1986   Waify Versace heiress
Raymond G. Viault
Business
c. 1945   Vice Chairman of General Mills, 1996-2004
Wallace Wade
Football
15-Jun-1892 7-Oct-1986 Alabama and Duke Head Coach
Alex Wagner
Journalist
c. 1977   Now with Alex Wagner
Julie Warner
Actor
9-Feb-1965   The Puppet Masters
Emma Watson
Actor
15-Apr-1990   Hermione in Harry Potter films
Thomas J. Watson, Jr.
Business
14-Jan-1914 31-Dec-1993 CEO of IBM, 1956-71
Nathanael West
Author
17-Oct-1903 22-Dec-1940 The Day of the Locust
JoBeth Williams
Actor
6-Dec-1948   Poltergeist
Keith H. Williamson
Business
c. 1952   General Counsel at Centene
Billy Wirth
Actor
23-Jun-1962   The Lost Boys
Janet L. Yellen
Economist
13-Aug-1946   President and CEO, San Francisco Fed

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Chinua Achebe
Novelist
16-Nov-1930 22-Mar-2013 Things Fall Apart
John Berryman
Poet
25-Oct-1914 7-Jan-1972 Homage to Mistress Bradstreet
Leonard Carmichael
Educator
9-Nov-1898 16-Sep-1973 Smithsonian Chief, 1953-64
R. V. Cassill
Novelist
17-May-1919 25-Mar-2002 Dr. Cobb's Game
Leon N. Cooper
Physicist
28-Feb-1930   BCS Theory of Superconductivity
Robert Creeley
Poet
21-May-1926 30-Mar-2005 Founded Black Mountain Review
Daniel C. Drucker
Engineer
1918 25-Aug-2001 Drucker's stability postulate
Michael Eric Dyson
Scholar
23-Oct-1958   Know What I Mean?
Robert Evans
Film/TV Producer
29-Jun-1930   The Kid Stays In The Picture
Richard J. Goldstein
Engineer
c. 1936   Fluid mechanics
Theodore F. Green
Politician
2-Oct-1867 19-May-1966 Governor and Senator from Rhode Island
Michael S. Harper
Poet
18-Mar-1938   Nightmare Begins Responsibility
John Hawkes
Novelist
17-Aug-1925 15-May-1998 The Blood Oranges
Mayo D. Hersey
Engineer
30-Aug-1886 5-Sep-1978 Tribology
Donald F. Hornig
Educator
17-Mar-1920 21-Jan-2013 President of Brown University, 1970-76
J. Franklin Jameson
Historian
19-Sep-1859 28-Sep-1937 Dictionary of United States History
Barnaby C. Keeney
Educator
17-Oct-1914 18-Jun-1980 President of Brown University, 1955-66
Paul W. MacAvoy
Economist
21-Apr-1934   Council of Economic Advisers, 1975-76
Hyman Minsky
Economist
23-Sep-1919 25-Oct-1996 Inherently unstable markets
Martha Nussbaum
Philosopher
6-May-1947   The Fragility of Goodness
Lars Onsager
Chemist
27-Nov-1903 5-Oct-1976 Fourth Law of Thermodynamics
Bill Poole
Economist
19-Jun-1937   President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Robert Sedgewick
Computer Programmer
c. 1946   Algorithms
Vernon L. Smith
Economist
1-Jan-1927   Experimental economics
George D. Snell
Scientist
19-Dec-1903 6-Jun-1996 Recognition of HLA antigens
George J. Stigler
Economist
17-Jan-1911 1-Dec-1991 Economic Theory of Regulation
Lester Frank Ward
Sociologist
18-Jun-1841 18-Apr-1913 Dynamic Sociology
Edmund White
Author
13-Jan-1940   The Joy of Gay Sex
John Edgar Wideman
Novelist
14-Jun-1941   Sent for You Yesterday
Gordon S. Wood
Historian
27-Nov-1933   The Creation of the American Republic

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Leonore Annenberg
Socialite
20-Feb-1918 12-Mar-2009 Wife of Walter Annenberg
Isaac Backus
Religion
9-Jan-1724 20-Nov-1806 An Appeal to the Public for Religious Liberty
John P. Birkelund
Business
23-Jun-1930   Chairman of Dillon Read, 1986-98
Theodore R. Boehm
Judge
12-Sep-1938   Justice, Indiana Supreme Court
Frederick M. Bohen
Business
c. 1937   COO of Rockefeller University, 2002-05
John Seely Brown
Business
c. 1940   Director of Xerox PARC, 1990-2000
Steve Cohen
Business
11-Jun-1956   Hedge fund billionaire
Deborah A. Coleman
Business
c. 1952   SmartForest Ventures
Leon N. Cooper
Physicist
28-Feb-1930   BCS Theory of Superconductivity
Ramon C. Cortines
Educator
22-Jul-1932   Prominent schools superintendent
Edward E. Elson
Diplomat
c. 1934   US Ambassador to Denmark, 1994-98
Kathryn S. Fuller
Administrator
c. 1946   World Wildlife Fund CEO, 1989-2005
Gordon Gee
Educator
2-Feb-1944   President, Ohio State University
Jeffrey W. Greenberg
Business
1951   CEO of Marsh & McLennan, 1999-2004
Vartan Gregorian
Educator
8-Apr-1934   President of Carnegie Corporation
Ray L. Heffner
Educator
7-May-1925 28-Nov-2012 President of Brown University, 1966-69
Donald F. Hornig
Educator
17-Mar-1920 21-Jan-2013 President of Brown University, 1970-76
Barnaby C. Keeney
Educator
17-Oct-1914 18-Jun-1980 President of Brown University, 1955-66
Debra L. Lee
Business
1955   CEO of BET Networks
Claiborne Pell
Politician
22-Nov-1918 1-Jan-2009 US Senator from Rhode Island, 1961-97
Bill Poole
Economist
19-Jun-1937   President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
William R. Rhodes
Business
15-Aug-1935   Vice Chairman of Citigroup
Thomas M. Ryan
Business
1953   CEO of CVS Caremark
Leonard A. Schlesinger
Educator
c. 1953   President of Babson College
Ruth J. Simmons
Educator
3-Jul-1945   President, Brown University
Lawrence M. Small
Government
14-Sep-1941   Secretary, Smithsonian Institution, 2000-07
Barry S. Sternlicht
Business
1960   Founder of Starwood Hotels
Harold R. Swearer
Educator
13-Oct-1932 19-Oct-1991 President of Brown University, 1977-88
Thomas J. Tisch
Business
c. 1955   Four Partners Investment Partnership
Jerry Weintraub
Film/TV Producer
29-Sep-1937   Hollywood producer
Gordon S. Wood
Historian
27-Nov-1933   The Creation of the American Republic
Henry M. Wriston
Educator
4-Jul-1889 7-Mar-1978 President of Brown University, 1937-55
Robert J. Zimmer
Educator
5-Nov-1947   President, University of Chicago

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Rip Engle
Football
26-Mar-1906 7-Mar-1983 Head Coach, Brown and Penn State
Weeb Ewbank
Football
6-May-1907 17-Nov-1998 Head Coach, Baltimore Colts and NY Jets
John J. McLaughry
Football
8-Apr-1917 28-Nov-2007 Head Coach at Brown, 1959-66


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