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University of Chicago

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1890 by John D. Rockefeller.

Location:
Chicago, IL

Founding Date:
1890

Motto:
Crescat scientia; vita excolatur

Team:
Maroons

Mascot:
Phoenix

Radio Station:
WHPK 88.5 FM

Enrollment:
13,400

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Grace Abbott
Activist
17-Nov-1878 19-Jun-1939 Advocate against child labor
Walter S. Adams
Astronomer
20-Dec-1876 11-May-1956 Long-time director of Mt. Wilson Observatory
Howard Aiken
Physicist
8-Mar-1900 14-Mar-1973 Designer of early computers
Saul Alinsky
Activist
30-Jan-1909 12-Jun-1972 Rules for Radicals
Robert J. Alpern
Doctor
c. 1950   Dean, Yale School of Medicine
Roger C. Altman
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Evercore Partners
Luis W. Alvarez
Physicist
13-Jun-1911 1-Sep-1988 Particle accelerator, extinction of dinosaurs
Aldrich Ames
Spy
26-Mar-1941   CIA agent, divulged names to the Soviets
Basil L. Anderson
Business
c. 1945   Vice Chairman of Staples, 2001-06
Regina M. Anderson
Playwright
21-May-1901 5-Feb-1993 Climbing Jacob's Ladder
Robert O. Anderson
Business
13-Apr-1917 2-Dec-2007 CEO of ARCO, 1966-86
Lori B. Andrews
Attorney
c. 1953   Genetics and biotechnology law
Bernard W. Aronson
Business
16-May-1946   ACON Investments LLC
John Ashcroft
Politician
9-May-1942   US Attorney General, 2001-05
Ed Asner
Actor
15-Nov-1929   Lou Grant
William J. Avery
Business
c. 1941   CEO of Crown Cork & Seal, 1990-2001
David Axelrod
Government
22-Feb-1955   NBC talking head
Horace W. Babcock
Astronomer
13-Sep-1912 29-Aug-2003 Adaptive optics and the Babcock Model
William Bagley
Educator
15-Mar-1874 1-Jul-1946 Opponent of Dewey's progressive education
Emily Greene Balch
Activist
8-Jan-1867 9-Jan-1961 Peace activist, Nobel Prize recipient
Thomas A. Balmer
Judge
1952   Justice, Oregon Supreme Court
Hastings Banda
Head of State
1898 25-Nov-1997 First President of Malawi
Peter K. Barker
Business
c. 1948   Former Partner, Goldman Sachs
Robert B. Barnett
Attorney
26-Aug-1946   Washington literary agent, debate coach
Reginald Bartholomew
Diplomat
17-Feb-1936 26-Aug-2012 US Ambassador to Italy, 1993-97
Gary S. Becker
Economist
2-Dec-1930   Human Capital
Marek Belka
Head of State
9-Jan-1952   Prime Minister of Poland, 2004-05
Saul Bellow
Novelist
10-Jun-1915 5-Apr-2005 The Adventures of Augie March
Stephen Berger
Business
c. 1937   Chairman of Odyssey Investment Partners
Jay Berwanger
Football
19-May-1914 26-Jun-2002 First Heisman Trophy winner
Ann C. Berzin
Business
c. 1952   CEO of FGIC, 1992-2001
Bruce A. Beutler
Biologist
29-Dec-1957   Lipopolysaccharide receptors
Henry S. Bienen
Educator
5-May-1939   President, Northwestern University, 1995-2009
George David Birkhoff
Mathematician
21-Mar-1884 12-Nov-1944 Modern theory of dynamical systems
Elvin Bishop
Musician
21-Oct-1942   Fooled Around and Fell In Love
Adriaan Blaauw
Astronomer
12-Apr-1914 1-Dec-2010 Evolving galaxies
John Blatnik
Politician
17-Aug-1911 17-Dec-1991 Congressman from Minnesota, 1947-75
Robert J. Blendon
Educator
c. 1943   Professor, JFK School of Government
Allan Bloom
Philosopher
14-Sep-1930 7-Oct-1992 The Closing of the American Mind
Leonard Bloomfield
Linguist
1-Apr-1887 18-Apr-1949 Structural linguistics of Tagalog
Norman R. Bobins
Business
c. 1942   CEO of ABN AMRO North America, 2002-07
Danny J. Boggs
Judge
23-Oct-1944   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Eric Bogosian
Actor
24-Apr-1953   Talk Radio
Wayne C. Booth
Critic
22-Feb-1921 10-Oct-2005 The Rhetoric of Fiction
Robert Bork
Government
1-Mar-1927 19-Dec-2012 Fired Archibald Cox, later got himself borked
Elsbeth Bothe
Judge
17-Oct-1927   Baltimore Circuit Court Judge, retired
Leon Botstein
Educator
14-Dec-1946   President of Bard College
Ira S. Bowen
Astronomer
21-Dec-1898 6-Feb-1973 Debunked nebulium
Barbara L. Bowles
Business
c. 1946   The Kenwood Group
Carol Moseley Braun
Politician
16-Aug-1947   First black female US Senator
Sophonisba Breckinridge
Activist
1-Apr-1866 30-Jul-1948 Suffragette and abolitionist
David Broder
Journalist
11-Sep-1929 9-Mar-2011 Washington Post reporter
Beth L. Bronner
Business
c. 1950   Mistral Equity Partners
David Brooks
Columnist
11-Aug-1961   Shields and Brooks
Herbert C. Brown
Chemist
22-May-1912 19-Dec-2004 Discovered organoboranes
Peter C. Browning
Business
2-Sep-1941   CEO of Sonoco Products, 1998-2000
Ivan Brunetti
Cartoonist
3-Oct-1967   Schizo
James M. Buchanan
Economist
2-Oct-1919 9-Jan-2013 Public Choice Theory
E. Margaret Burbidge
Astronomer
12-Aug-1919   Synthesis of the elements in stars
Geoffrey Burbidge
Astronomer
24-Sep-1925 26-Jan-2010 Quasi-steady state cosmology
Ernest Burgess
Sociologist
16-May-1886 27-Dec-1966 Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Mary Elizabeth Burton
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Zale
Mary K. Bush
Business
c. 1949   Bush International
Caroline H. Byrd
Business
c. 1949   GlobalTech Financial
Debra A. Cafaro
Business
15-Dec-1957   CEO of Ventas
Ernest Callenbach
Author
3-Apr-1929 16-Apr-2012 Ecotopia
Tom Campbell
Politician
14-Aug-1952   Congressman from California, 1995-2001
LeRoy T. Carlson
Business
15-May-1916   Founder of Telephone and Data Systems
Doyle E. Carlton
Politician
6-Jul-1885 25-Oct-1972 Governor of Florida, 1929-33
Ellen Carnahan
Business
c. 1956   Seyen Capital Management
Hayden Carruth
Poet
3-Aug-1921 29-Sep-2008 Brothers, I Loved You All
Jocelyn Carter-Miller
Business
c. 1957   President of TechEdVentures
William Caton
Business
31-Jan-1951   CFO of Navistar International
Ahmed Chalabi
Government
30-Oct-1944   Prominent on the Iraqi Provisional Council
Owen Chamberlain
Physicist
10-Jul-1920 28-Feb-2006 Co-Discoverer of the antiproton
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Astronomer
19-Oct-1910 21-Aug-1995 Evolutionary stages of stars
Jule Charney
Scientist
1-Jan-1917 16-Jun-1981 Quasi-gesotrophic theory
Timothy Y. Chen
Business
c. 1956   Microsoft CEO Greater China Region
Liz Cheney
Relative
28-Jul-1966   Dick Cheney's daughter
Anna Chlumsky
Actor
3-Dec-1980   My Girl
Rebecca S. Chopp
Educator
c. 1952   President, Colgate University
Ramsey Clark
Government
18-Dec-1927   US Attorney General, 1967-69
Charles I. Clough, Jr.
Business
c. 1942   Merrill Lynch Investment Strategist, 1987-2000
Stephen P. Cohen
Scholar
c. 1946   Foreign policy analyst
Thomas W. Cole, Jr.
Educator
c. 1941   President of Clark Atlanta, 1989-2002
Lewis M. Collens
Educator
c. 1938   President of Illinois Tech, 1990-2007
Misha Collins
Actor
20-Aug-1974   Castiel on Supernatural
James Comey
Government
14-Dec-1960   Deputy US Attorney General, 2003-05
Henry Steele Commager
Historian
25-Oct-1902 2-Mar-1998 The American Mind
Jeffrey Connaughton
Attorney
c. 1959   Lobbyist, Quinn Gillespie
George Conrades
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Akamai, 1999-2005
Terence Cardinal Cooke
Religion
1-Mar-1921 6-Oct-1983 Archbishop of New York, 1968-83
Janet K. Cooper
Business
c. 1953   Senior VP and Treasurer of Qwest
Anthony H. Cordesman
Government
2-Aug-1938   The Lessons of Modern War
Richard Cordray
Government
3-May-1959   Acting Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Robert A. Cornog
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Snap-on, 1991-2001
Jon Corzine
Politician
1-Jan-1947   Governor of New Jersey, 2006-10
Jay Cost
Columnist
1978   Spoiled Rotten
George A. Cowan
Physicist
15-Feb-1920 20-Apr-2012 Founder, Santa Fe Institute
Ana Marie Cox
Journalist
23-Sep-1972   Wonkette
Charles W. Cramb
Business
c. 1947   CFO of Avon
James W. Cronin
Physicist
29-Sep-1931   Time not necessarily reversible
John T. Crotty
Business
c. 1938   CroBern Management Partnership
L. Gordon Crovitz
Publisher
c. 1959   Publisher, Wall Street Journal, 2006-07
Robert F. Cummings, Jr.
Business
c. 1950   Senior Managing Director, GSC Group
Kenneth W. Dam
Government
10-Aug-1932   Deputy Treasury Secretary, 2001-03
Patrice M. Daniels
Business
c. 1961   Blue Sky Advisors
Severn Darden
Actor
9-Nov-1929 27-May-1995 Second City
Robert J. Darnall
Business
c. 1938   CEO of Inland Steel, 1992-98
Robert C. Davidson, Jr.
Business
c. 1945   Surface Protection Industries
Erroll B. Davis, Jr.
Business
c. 1943   Chancellor, University System of Georgia
Steven A. Davis
Business
c. 1959   CEO of Bob Evans Farms
Willie D. Davis
Football
24-Jul-1934   Businessman, former football player
Clinton Davisson
Physicist
22-Oct-1881 1-Feb-1958 Diffraction of electrons
Gerard Debreu
Economist
4-Jul-1921 31-Dec-2004 Supply and demand theorist
William Dembski
Religion
18-Jul-1960   Intelligent Design proponent
Christopher DeMuth
Activist
5-Aug-1946   American Enterprise Institute
Daniel A. Dickinson
Business
c. 1961   Thayer Capital Partners
Bernardine Dohrn
Activist
12-Jan-1942   Weather Underground leader
Arnold W. Donald
Business
c. 1955   CEO of Merisant, 2000-03
James L. Doti
Educator
26-Sep-1946   President of Chapman University
Robert Drivas
Actor
21-Nov-1938 29-Jun-1986 Bad Habits
Bruce W. Duncan
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Equity Residential, 2002-05
Katherine Dunham
Dancer
22-Jun-1910 21-May-2006 Dunham School of Dance
John T. Dunlop
Government
5-Jul-1914 2-Oct-2003 US Secretary of Labor, 1975-76
Anthony S. Earl
Politician
12-Apr-1936   Governor of Wisconsin, 1983-87
Frank H. Easterbrook
Judge
3-Sep-1948   7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Roger Ebert
Critic
18-Jun-1942 4-Apr-2013 Siskel and Ebert
Wallace J. Eckert
Astronomer
19-Jun-1902 24-Aug-1971 First scientist hired by IBM
John A. Edwardson
Business
c. 1949   CEO of CDW
Allison H. Eid
Judge
1965   Justice, Colorado Supreme Court
Paul Ekman
Psychologist
15-Feb-1934   Facial Action Coding System
Larry Ellison
Business
17-Aug-1944   CEO of Oracle
Stephen J. Entin
Activist
?   Institute for Research on the Economics of Taxation
Tamara J. Erickson
Business
c. 1954   Management Consultant
Robert A. Essner
Business
26-Oct-1947   CEO of Wyeth, 2002-07
James T. Farrell
Novelist
27-Feb-1904 22-Aug-1979 Studs Lonigan trilogy
Maureen A. Fay
Educator
c. 1934   President, University of Detroit Mercy, 1990-2004
Janet Flanner
Journalist
13-Mar-1892 7-Nov-1978 The New Yorker
Dan Fortmann
Football
11-Apr-1916 23-May-1995 NFL Hall of Fame Guard
David W. Fox
Business
c. 1931   CEO of Northern Trust, 1990-95
Thomas Frank
Author
21-Mar-1965   Founding editor, The Baffler
E. Franklin Frazier
Sociologist
24-Sep-1894 17-May-1962 Black Bourgeoisie
A. Stone Freedberg
Doctor
30-May-1908 25-Aug-2009 Found H. Pylori near stomach ulcers
Jerome I. Friedman
Physicist
28-Mar-1930   Verified existence of quarks
Milton Friedman
Economist
31-Jul-1912 16-Nov-2006 1976 Nobel Prize for Economics
Robert C. Gallo
Doctor
23-Mar-1937   Identified first retroviruses in humans
Robert W. Galvin
Business
9-Oct-1922 11-Oct-2011 CEO of Motorola, 1959-90
Martin Gardner
Mathematician
21-Oct-1914 22-May-2010 Mathematical games, Scientific American
Will Geer
Actor
9-Mar-1902 22-Apr-1978 Zebulon Walton in The Waltons
Douglas H. Ginsburg
Judge
25-May-1946   US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
Philip Giraldi
Government
c. 1946   Former CIA officer
Tom Gjelten
Journalist
?   NPR correspondent
Philip Glass
Composer
31-Jan-1937   Einstein on the Beach
Mary Ann Glendon
Diplomat
7-Oct-1938   US Ambassador to the Vatican
Erving Goffman
Sociologist
11-Jun-1922 19-Nov-1982 The Presentation of Self
Robert W. Goldman
Business
c. 1942   CFO of Conoco, 1998-2002
Daniel J. Good
Business
c. 1939   Good Capital Co.
Paul Goodman
Anarchist
9-Sep-1911 2-Aug-1972 Growing Up Absurd
Thomas A. Gottschalk
Attorney
5-Jul-1942   General Counsel of General Motors, 1994-2006
David Graeber
Anthropologist
12-Feb-1961   Fragments of an Anarchist Anthropology
Katharine Graham
Publisher
16-Jun-1917 17-Jul-2001 Washington Post publisher, 1966-79
Ronald Graham
Mathematician
31-Oct-1935   Mathematician, Computer Scientist
Sebastian de Grazia
Author
11-Aug-1917 31-Dec-2000 Machiavelli in Hell
Dwight H. Green
Politician
9-Jan-1897 20-Feb-1958 Governor of Illinois, 1941-49
Judson C. Green
Business
c. 1952   CEO of NAVTEQ
Jan Crawford Greenburg
Journalist
c. 1965   Chicago Tribune legal reporter
Jesse L. Greenstein
Astronomer
15-Oct-1909 21-Oct-2002 Co-Discoverer of quasars
Zvi Griliches
Economist
12-Sep-1930 4-Nov-1999 Technology, Education, and Productivity
Ulu Grosbard
Film Director
9-Jan-1929 19-Mar-2012 The Subject Was Roses
Sanford J. Grossman
Business
21-Jul-1953   CEO of Quantitative Financial Strategies
John Gunther
Journalist
30-Aug-1901 29-May-1970 Inside Europe
Trygve Haavelmo
Economist
13-Dec-1911 28-Jul-1999 Economic forecasting
Ralph F. Hake
Business
25-Jan-1949   CEO of Maytag, 2001-06
Victor Halperin
Film Director
24-Aug-1895 17-May-1983 White Zombie
Harry J. Harczak, Jr.
Business
c. 1957   EVP at CDW, 2002-07
Guillermo Haro
Astronomer
21-Mar-1913 26-Apr-1988 Herbig-Haro objects
Michael Harrington
Activist
24-Feb-1928 31-Jul-1989 The Other America
Patricia Roberts Harris
Government
31-May-1924 23-Mar-1985 Cabinet Secretary under Jimmy Carter
Sessue Hayakawa
Actor
10-Jun-1889 23-Nov-1973 The Bridge on the River Kwai
F. A. Hayek
Economist
8-May-1899 23-Mar-1992 Austrian economist
James J. Heckman
Economist
19-Apr-1944   Statistical analysis of individual and household behavior
Morton Heilig
Inventor
22-Dec-1926 14-May-1997 Early virtual reality pioneer
Jordan Heller
Business
c. 1961   Schonbraun McCann Group
Marilu Henner
Actor
6-Apr-1952   Taxi
Louis Henyey
Astronomer
3-Feb-1910 18-Feb-1970 Henyey method
Seymour Hersh
Journalist
8-Apr-1937   Uncovered the My Lai Massacre
Melville J. Herskovits
Anthropologist
10-Sep-1895 25-Feb-1963 The Myth of the Negro Past
Martha O. Hesse
Business
14-Aug-1942   Chairman of Enbridge Energy Partners
Raymond Hide
Physicist
17-May-1929   Earth's rotation
John P. Hiler
Politician
24-Apr-1953   Congressman from Indiana, 1981-91
Linda A. Hill
Educator
c. 1957   Harvard Business School
Gertrude Himmelfarb
Historian
8-Aug-1922   Victorian Minds
Deane R. Hinton
Diplomat
12-Mar-1923   US Ambassador to Panama, 1990-94
David F. Hoffmeister
Business
c. 1954   CFO of Invitrogen
James F. Hoge, Jr.
Editor
25-Dec-1935   Editor of Foreign Affairs
William J. Holloway
Politician
15-Dec-1888 28-Jan-1970 Governor of Oklahoma, 1929-31
Celeste Holm
Actor
29-Apr-1917 15-Jul-2012 Gentleman's Agreement
Michele J. Hooper
Business
c. 1951   Co-Founder, The Directors' Council
James C. Hormel
Diplomat
1-Jan-1933   US Ambassador to Luxembourg, 1999-2001
Constance J. Horner
Government
24-Feb-1942   Former Civil Rights Commissioner
Henry Horner
Politician
30-Nov-1878 6-Oct-1940 Governor of Illinois, 1933-40
Roman Hruska
Politician
16-Aug-1904 25-Apr-1999 US Senator from Nebraska, 1954-76
Edwin Hubble
Astronomer
20-Nov-1889 28-Sep-1953 Hubble Space Telescope, Hubble's Law
Arthur W. Hummel, Jr.
Diplomat
1-Jun-1920 6-Feb-2001 US Ambassador to China, 1981-85
David R. Hunter
Administrator
17-May-1916 25-Nov-2000 Progressive fund advisor
Samuel P. Huntington
Author
18-Apr-1927 24-Dec-2008 The Clash of Civilizations
Leonid Hurwicz
Economist
21-Aug-1917 24-Jun-2008 Mechanism design theory
Harold Ickes
Government
15-Mar-1874 3-Feb-1952 US Secretary of the Interior, 1933-46
Joi Ito
Business
19-Jun-1966   Director, MIT Media Lab
Jack B. Jacobs
Judge
c. 1942   Justice, Delaware Supreme Court
Kenneth Jacobs
Business
c. 1958   CEO of Lazard North America
Neil H. Jacoby
Economist
19-Sep-1909 31-May-1979 Council of Economic Advisers, 1953-55
Richard R. Jaros
Business
c. 1952   President of Level 3 Communications, 1996-97
Raymond A. Jean
Business
23-Aug-1942   CEO of Quanex
Deborah S. Jin
Physicist
c. 1968   Created a fermionic condensate
Donald Johanson
Anthropologist
28-Jun-1943   Discovered "Lucy" fossils
Charles S. Johnson
Sociologist
24-Jul-1893 27-Oct-1956 The Negro in Chicago
David W. Johnson
Business
7-Aug-1932   CEO of Campbell Soup, 1990-97
Eric G. Johnson
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Baldwin Richardson Foods Co.
Phillip Johnson
Author
1940   Intelligent Design theorist
David Cay Johnston
Journalist
24-Dec-1948   Perfectly Legal
William E. Johnston
Business
1940   President of Morton International, 1995-2000
Ann Dibble Jordan
Educator
c. 1939   Professor, University of Chicago
June Jordan
Poet
9-Jul-1936 14-Jun-2002 Who Look At Me
Ernest Just
Biologist
14-Aug-1883 27-Oct-1941 Cell surfaces and egg fertilization
Peter R. Kagan
Business
c. 1968   Partner at Warburg Pincus
Jonathan Kaplan
Film Director
25-Nov-1947   Over the Edge
William E. Kassling
Business
c. 1945   Twice CEO of Wabtec
Karen L. Katen
Business
1948   Senior Pfizer executive
Philip Kaufman
Film Director
23-Oct-1936   The Right Stuff
Daniel P. Kearney
Business
1939   EVP at Aetna, 1991-98
Dennis J. Keller
Business
c. 1941   DeVry Institute of Technology
Arthur L. Kelly
Business
c. 1938   Partner, KEL Enterprises
Majid Khadduri
Scholar
1908 25-Jan-2007 Middle East scholar
Zalmay Khalilzad
Diplomat
22-Mar-1951   US Ambassador to the UN, 2007-09
James M. Kilts
Business
10-Feb-1948   CEO of Gillette, 2001-05
Reatha Clark King
Business
11-Apr-1938   President of Metropolitan State, 1977-88
Peter D. Kinnear
Business
c. 1947   CEO of FMC Technologies
Lawrence R. Klein
Economist
14-Sep-1920   Macroeconometric modeling
Amy Klobuchar
Politician
25-May-1960   US Senator from Minnesota
Lawrence Kohlberg
Psychologist
25-Oct-1927 17-Jan-1987 Stages of moral development
C. M. Kornbluth
Novelist
23-Jul-1923 21-Mar-1958 The Space Merchants
Robert P. Kraft
Astronomer
16-Jun-1927   Lick Observatory
Murray Krieger
Critic
27-Nov-1923 5-Aug-2000 The Play and Place of Criticism
Bud Krogh
Government
3-Aug-1939   Nixon's plumbers
Mary Anne Krupsak
Politician
26-Mar-1932   Lt. Governor of New York, 1975-78
Michael L. Kubacki
Business
c. 1951   Lakeland Financial Corporation
Robert W. Lane
Business
14-Nov-1949   CEO of Deere, 2000-09
Katherine Lanpher
Radio Personality
27-May-1959   Al Franken's sidekick on Air America
Ernest Lawrence
Physicist
8-Aug-1901 27-Aug-1958 Inventor of the cyclotron
Stephen Leacock
Author
30-Dec-1869 28-Mar-1944 Literary Lapses
Rex Lee
Attorney
27-Feb-1935 11-Mar-1996 US Solicitor General, 1981-85
Tsung-Dao Lee
Physicist
25-Nov-1926   Violations of parity law
Fritz Leiber
Author
24-Dec-1910 5-Sep-1992 Ship of Shadows
Jeffrey M. Leiden
Doctor
c. 1953   Clarus Ventures
Pierre E. Leroy
Business
c. 1948   Retired executive, Deere
Edward H. Levi
Government
26-Jun-1911 7-Mar-2000 US Attorney General, 1975-77
Daniel B. Levin
Government
4-Mar-1956   Justice Department attorney
Harvey Levin
TV Personality
2-Sep-1951   Prince of the paparazzi
Jerry W. Levin
Business
c. 1944   CEO of American Household, 1998-2005
Meyer Levin
Novelist
8-Oct-1905 9-Jul-1981 Compulsion
Sandy Levin
Politician
6-Sep-1931   Congressman, Michigan 12th
Ted Levine
Actor
29-May-1958   Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Lambs
David B. Lewis
Business
c. 1951   Partner, Lewis & Munday
Joseph Limprecht
Diplomat
22-Jul-1946 19-May-2002 US Ambassador to Albania, 1999-2002
Robert Todd Lincoln
Politician
1-Aug-1843 26-Jul-1926 US Secretary of War, 1881-85
Tod Lindberg
Columnist
1960   Policy Review editor
Bruce C. Lindsay
Business
c. 1941   2117 Associates LLC
John Lott
Economist
8-May-1958   More Guns, Less Crime
Mark Loughridge
Business
1953   CFO of IBM
Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada
Head of State
1-Jul-1930   Twice President of Bolivia
Lee Lozano
Painter
5-Nov-1930 2-Oct-1999 Misogyny as art form
Deborah J. Lucas
Educator
c. 1958   Finance Professor at Northwestern
Robert Lucas
Economist
15-Sep-1937   Theory of rational expectations
Anthony Luiso
Business
c. 1943   International Multifoods Corporation
Staughton Lynd
Historian
22-Nov-1929   Intellectual Origins of American Radicalism
George MacKenzie
Business
c. 1949   CFO of Hercules, 1996-2000
Jeb Magruder
Government
5-Nov-1934   Nixon's deputy campaign director
Lynn Margulis
Biologist
5-Mar-1935 22-Nov-2011 Origin of eukaryotic organelles
Robert A. Mariano
Business
c. 1951   Roundy's Supermarkets
Jack A. Markell
Politician
26-Nov-1960   Governor of Delaware
Harry M. Markowitz
Economist
24-Aug-1927   Portfolio theory
Jerry L. Martin
Educator
?   American Council of Trustees & Alumni
Megan McArdle
Blogger
29-Jan-1973   Atlantic Monthly blogger
William L. McComb
Business
c. 1963   CEO of Liz Claiborne
Michael W. McConnell
Attorney
18-May-1955   Stanford Constitutional Law Center
Gale W. McGee
Politician
17-Mar-1915 9-Apr-1992 US Senator from Wyoming, 1959-77
David McIntosh
Politician
8-Jun-1958   Congressman from Indiana, 1995-2001
Monroe G. McKay
Judge
30-May-1928   10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1977-93
Kevin M. McMullen
Business
c. 1960   CEO of OMNOVA Solutions
William H. McNeill
Historian
31-Oct-1917   The Rise of the West
Gary A. Mecklenburg
Business
c. 1946   Northwestern Memorial HealthCare
John W. Meriwether
Business
10-Aug-1947   Long-Term Capital Management
Frank S. Meyer
Author
9-May-1909 1-Apr-1972 In Defense of Freedom
Abner J. Mikva
Politician
21-Jan-1926   Illinois Congressman, Clinton Counsel
Perry Miller
Historian
25-Feb-1905 9-Dec-1963 The New England Mind
Stanley Miller
Chemist
7-Mar-1930 20-May-2007 Miller-Urey Experiment
David Minge
Politician
19-Mar-1942   Congressman from Minnesota, 1993-2001
Patsy Mink
Politician
6-Dec-1927 28-Sep-2002 Congresswoman from Hawaii
Hyman Minsky
Economist
23-Sep-1919 25-Oct-1996 Inherently unstable markets
Wesley Clair Mitchell
Economist
5-Aug-1874 29-Oct-1948 Business Cycles
Franco Modigliani
Economist
18-Jun-1918 25-Sep-2003 Life-cycle theory
Philip Montgomery III
Business
c. 1956   CEO, P.O'B. Montgomery & Co.
Barrett Moore
Business
?   Triple Canopy founder
Thomas Gale Moore
Economist
6-Nov-1930   Council of Economic Advisers, 1985-89
Harry Morgan
Actor
10-Apr-1915 7-Dec-2011 Col. Sherman T. Potter on M*A*S*H
William W. Morgan
Astronomer
3-Jan-1906 21-Jun-1994 Spiral arms of the Milky Way Galaxy
Robert S. Mulliken
Chemist
7-Jun-1896 31-Oct-1986 Molecular orbital theory
Robert A. Mundell
Economist
24-Oct-1932   Floating exchange rates
Michael L. Mussa
Economist
15-Apr-1944   Council of Economic Advisers, 1986-88
Robert C. Nakasone
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Toys R Us, 1998-99
Yoichiro Nambu
Physicist
18-Jan-1921   Spontaneous broken symmetry
Jim Neal
Politician
6-Nov-1956   Sought Elizabeth Dole's Senate seat in 2008
Ralph Neas
Activist
17-May-1946   People for the American Way
Paul Nelson
Religion
1952   Leading Intelligent Design advocate
Ted Nelson
Computer Programmer
17-Jun-1937   Hypertext pioneer, Xanadu
Eliot Ness
Government
19-Apr-1903 16-May-1957 Treasury Agent, The Untouchables
Joseph Neubauer
Business
19-Oct-1941   CEO of ARAMARK
Mike Nichols
Film Director
6-Nov-1931   Primary Colors
James B. Nicholson
Business
c. 1943   CEO of PVS Chemicals, Inc.
Luis P. Nieto, Jr.
Business
c. 1955   ConAgra executive
Daniel A. Ninivaggi
Business
c. 1966   CEO of Icahn Enterprises LP
William Niskanen
Administrator
13-Mar-1933 26-Oct-2011 Chairman of the Cato Institute
Ken Nordine
Radio Personality
19-Jan-1920   Word Jazz
Edwin G. Nourse
Economist
20-May-1883 7-Apr-1974 Council of Economic Advisers, 1946-49
Richard T. O'Brien
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Newmont Mining
Jim Oberweis
Business
1946   Republican money manager
Elder Olson
Critic
9-Mar-1909 25-Jul-1992 Critics and Criticism
Donald E. Osterbrock
Astronomer
13-Jul-1924 11-Jan-2007 Director of Lick Observatory, 1973-81
William G. Ouchi
Educator
1943   Theory Z
Ajit V. Pai
Attorney
10-Jan-1973   FCC Commissioner
Greg Palast
Journalist
26-Jun-1952   The Best Democracy Money Can Buy
Geoffrey Palmer
Head of State
21-Apr-1942   Prime Minister of New Zealand, 1989-90
Jaime Chico Pardo
Business
14-Feb-1950   CEO of Teléfonos de México
Sara Paretsky
Novelist
8-Jun-1947   V. I. Warshawski detective novels
Chong Sup Park
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Maxtor, 2004-06
William C. Pate
Business
c. 1963   Equity Group Investments
Kimberly Peirce
Film Director
8-Sep-1967   Boys Don't Cry
Jaroslav Pelikan
Historian
17-Dec-1923 13-May-2006 The Christian Tradition
Charles H. Percy
Politician
27-Sep-1919 17-Sep-2011 US Senator from Illinois, 1967-85
Brock Peters
Actor
2-Jul-1927 23-Aug-2005 To Kill a Mockingbird
Peter G. Peterson
Business
5-Jun-1926   Chairman, Council on Foreign Relations
Joseph A. Pichler
Business
2-Oct-1939   CEO of Kroger, 1990-2003
Alfred A. Piergallini
Business
c. 1946   CEO of Gerber, 1990-99
Frances Fox Piven
Activist
10-Oct-1932   Regulating The Poor
Gilbert Plass
Physicist
22-Mar-1922 1-Mar-2004 Climate change scientist
Charles Plosser
Economist
19-Sep-1948   President and CEO, Philadelphia Fed
John Podhoretz
Columnist
18-Apr-1961   Conservative columnist
Bill Poole
Economist
19-Jun-1937   President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Myrtle Potter
Business
1958   COO of Genentech, 2000-04
Vasant M. Prabhu
Business
c. 1960   CFO of Starwood Hotels
Steven C. Preston
Government
4-Aug-1960   US Secretary of HUD, 2008-09
Philip J. Purcell
Business
5-Sep-1943   CEO of Morgan Stanley, 1997-2005
James Purdy
Author
17-Jul-1914 13-Mar-2009 Eustance Chisholm and the Works
James A. Quella
Business
c. 1950   Blackstone Group
Mike Quigley
Politician
17-Oct-1958   Congressman, Illinois 5th
David Rasche
Actor
7-Aug-1944   Sledge Hammer!
Burton Rascoe
Critic
22-Oct-1892 19-Mar-1957 The New York Tribune
Susan P. Read
Judge
1947   Judge, NY Court of Appeals
George E. Reedy
Government
5-Aug-1917 21-Mar-1999 LBJ's press secretary
Joseph Banks Rhine
Paranormal
29-Sep-1885 20-Feb-1980 Father of modern parapsychology
James Ford Rhodes
Author
1-May-1848 22-Jan-1927 History of the Civil War
Abraham Ribicoff
Politician
9-Apr-1910 22-Feb-1998 Senator and Governor from Connecticut
William C. Richardson
Educator
c. 1940   President of Johns Hopkins, 1990-95
Oscar Riddle
Biologist
27-Sep-1877 29-Nov-1968 Prolactin
Elizabeth Madox Roberts
Author
30-Oct-1881 13-Mar-1941 The Great Meadow
David Rockefeller
Business
12-Jun-1915   Founder of the Trilateral Commission
Richard Rorty
Philosopher
4-Oct-1931 8-Jun-2007 Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature
Irwin Rose
Scientist
16-Jul-1926   Ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation
Alan Rosskamm
Business
6-Jan-1950   CEO of Charming Shoppes
Leo Rosten
Author
11-Apr-1908 19-Feb-1997 The Joys of Yiddish
Donald C. Roth
Business
c. 1943   EMP Global
Philip Roth
Novelist
19-Mar-1933   Portnoy's Complaint
Steven G. Rothmeier
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Northwest Airlines, 1985-89
F. Sherwood Rowland
Chemist
28-Jun-1927 10-Mar-2012 Ozone depletion
David M. Rubenstein
Business
c. 1949   Director of the Carlyle Group
Barnett R. Rubin
Educator
c. 1950   The Fragmentation of Afghanistan
Ellen A. Rudnick
Business
c. 1950   Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship
William C. Rusnack
Business
c. 1944   CEO of Premcor, 1998-2002
Carl Sagan
Astronomer
9-Nov-1934 20-Dec-1996 Popular astronomer, host of Cosmos
Paul Samuelson
Economist
15-May-1915 13-Dec-2009 Theory of revealed preference
Bernie Sanders
Politician
8-Sep-1941   US Senator from Vermont
Adarsh K. Sarma
Business
c. 1974   VP at Warburg Pincus
John Scalzi
Novelist
10-May-1969   Old Man's War
Dean A. Scarborough
Business
c. 1955   CEO of Avery-Dennison
Frank Schlesinger
Astronomer
11-May-1871 10-Jul-1943 Stellar parallaxes
Myron S. Scholes
Economist
1-Jul-1941   Black-Scholes options pricing model
Mary M. Schroeder
Judge
4-Dec-1940   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
William F. Schulz
Activist
14-Nov-1949   Director, Amnesty International, 1994-2006
Julian Schwinger
Physicist
12-Feb-1918 16-Jul-1994 Quantum electrodynamics
John T. Scopes
Educator
3-Aug-1900 21-Oct-1970 Defendant in the Scopes Monkey Trial
Hal S. Scott
Educator
c. 1944   Professor, Harvard Law School
Peter Sebastian
Diplomat
19-Jun-1926 22-Mar-2011 US Ambassador to Tunisia, 1984-87
Louis Michael Seidman
Scholar
16-Feb-1947   Our Unsettled Constitution
Dan Seymour
Actor
22-Feb-1915 25-May-1993 Return of the Fly
Maurice M. Shapiro
Physicist
13-Nov-1915 27-Feb-2008 Composition and origin of cosmic rays
Donald J. Shepard
Business
1946   Chairman of Aegon NV
Charles R. Shoemate
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Best Foods, 1990-2000
Milton Sills
Actor
12-Jan-1882 15-Sep-1930 The Sea Hawk
Nate Silver
Blogger
13-Jan-1978   Baseball Prospectus, FiveThirtyEight.com
Robert B. Silvers
Editor
31-Dec-1929   The New York Review of Books
Herbert A. Simon
Economist
15-Jun-1916 9-Feb-2001 Administrative Behavior
Isadore Singer
Mathematician
3-May-1924   Atiyah-Singer index theorem
James L. Singleton
Business
c. 1956   The Cypress Group LLC
Joseph J. Sisco
Diplomat
31-Oct-1919 23-Nov-2004 Kissinger's Mideast Deputy
Emil Skodon
Diplomat
25-Nov-1963   US Ambassador to Brunei
Melanie Sloan
Activist
16-Dec-1965   Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
Louis Slotin
Physicist
1-Dec-1910 30-May-1946 Died tickling the dragon's tail
Richard E. Smalley
Chemist
6-Jun-1943 28-Oct-2005 Co-Discovered fullerines
George E. Smith
Scientist
10-May-1930   Digital photography
Milan D. Smith, Jr.
Judge
19-May-1942   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Rick Smith
Business
c. 1972   CEO of TASER International
Tony Snow
Government
1-Jun-1955 12-Jul-2008 Fox News pundit, White House press secretary
Barbara R. Snyder
Educator
23-Jul-1955   President, CWRU
Lewis C. Solmon
Economist
17-Jul-1942 17-Dec-2007 Education reformer
Ezra Solomon
Economist
20-Mar-1920 9-Dec-2002 Council of Economic Advisers, 1971-73
Susan Sontag
Author
16-Jan-1933 28-Dec-2004 Novelist, critic, intellectual
Thomas Sowell
Economist
30-Jul-1930   Conservative economist, Hoover fellow
Jonathan Sperber
Historian
26-Dec-1952   The European Revolutions, 1848-1851
Roger W. Sperry
Scientist
20-Aug-1913 17-Apr-1994 "Split brain" hemispheric neurophysiology
William T. Spitz
Business
c. 1951   Investment Manager for Vanderbilt, 1985-2007
Beryl W. Sprinkel
Economist
20-Nov-1923 22-Aug-2009 Council of Economic Advisers, 1985-89
Herbert Stein
Economist
27-Aug-1916 8-Sep-1999 Economic adviser for Nixon
Jules Stein
Business
26-Apr-1896 29-Apr-1981 Founder of MCA
David Steinberg
Comic
9-Aug-1942   Second City alumnus
Jack Steinberger
Physicist
25-May-1921   Researcher of neutrinos
George Steiner
Critic
23-Apr-1929   After Babel
John Paul Stevens
Judge
20-Apr-1920   US Supreme Court Justice, 1975-2010
George J. Stigler
Economist
17-Jan-1911 1-Dec-1991 Economic Theory of Regulation
Steven J. Strobel
Business
c. 1958   Senior VP at Motorola
Bengt Strömgren
Astronomer
21-Jan-1908 4-Jul-1987 Hydrogen stars
Otto Struve
Astronomer
12-Aug-1897 6-Apr-1963 Hydrogen in the interstellar medium
Ray Suarez
Journalist
5-Mar-1957   Correspondent for Lehrer News Hour
Teresa A. Sullivan
Educator
9-Jul-1949   President, University of Virginia
David Suzuki
Naturalist
24-Mar-1936   Television nature host
Phillip Swagel
Government
c. 1965   Bush economist
Gregory T. Swienton
Business
c. 1949   CEO of Ryder
Phillips Talbot
Diplomat
7-Jun-1915 1-Oct-2010 US Ambassador to Greece, 1965-69
Jim Talent
Politician
18-Oct-1956   US Senator from Missouri, 2002-07
Peter Tarnoff
Government
1937   President, Council on Foreign Relations, 1986-93
David S. Tatel
Judge
16-Mar-1942   US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
Edward Tatum
Scientist
14-Dec-1909 7-Nov-1975 One gene, one enzyme theory
Richard F. Teerlink
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Harley-Davdison, 1989-97
Studs Terkel
Author
16-May-1912 31-Oct-2008 Working
Burr Tillstrom
Performance Artist
13-Oct-1917 6-Dec-1985 Puppeteer, Kukla, Fran and Ollie
Mary A. Tolan
Business
c. 1960   Accretive Health
Jean Toomer
Author
26-Dec-1894 30-Mar-1967 Cane
Daniel C. Tsui
Physicist
28-Feb-1939   Fractional quantum Hall effect
Mary Jean Crenshaw Tully
Activist
15-Dec-1925 27-Dec-2003 Feminism activist
Jonathan Turley
Scholar
c. 1961   GWU law professor
David A. Twardock
Business
c. 1957   Prudential Mortgage Capital
Theodore W. Ullyot
Attorney
c. 1968   Chief of Staff to Alberto Gonzales, 2005
Thomas Unterman
Business
c. 1944   Former CFO of Times Mirror
Viron P. Vaky
Diplomat
13-Sep-1926   US Ambassador to Venezuela, 1976
Carl Van Vechten
Novelist
17-Jun-1880 21-Dec-1964 Patron of the Harlem Renaissance
Mike Vaska
Activist
1960   Discovery Institute
David J. Vitale
Business
c. 1952   CAO, Chicago Public Schools
Kurt Vonnegut
Novelist
11-Nov-1922 11-Apr-2007 Slaughterhouse Five
Dale Wainwright
Judge
19-Jun-1961   Justice, Texas Supreme Court
George Wald
Biologist
18-Nov-1906 12-Apr-1997 Physiology of the retina
David F. Walker
Business
c. 1953   Former Partner, Arthur Andersen
Amy Wallman
Business
c. 1950   Retired Partner, Ernst & Young
Richard F. Wallman
Business
1951   CFO of Honeywell, 1999-2003
Joe Walsh
Politician
27-Dec-1961   Congressman from Illinois, 2011-13
Neil Clark Warren
Business
18-Sep-1934   Founder, eHarmony
H. Thomas Watkins
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Human Genome Sciences
James Watson
Scientist
6-Apr-1928   Co-Discoverer of DNA
John Watson
Psychologist
9-Jan-1878 25-Sep-1958 Founder of Behaviorism
John S. Watson
Business
Oct-1956   CEO of Chevron
Fritz Weaver
Actor
19-Jan-1926   Fail Safe
Alvin M. Weinberg
Physicist
20-Apr-1915 18-Oct-2006 Nuclear scientist
Matthew E. Welsh
Politician
15-Sep-1912 28-May-1995 Governor of Indiana, 1961-65
Glenway Wescott
Novelist
11-Apr-1901 22-Feb-1987 The Pilgrim Hawk
Clifton R. Wharton, Jr.
Business
13-Sep-1926   CEO of TIAA-CREF, 1987-92
Leslie A. White
Anthropologist
19-Jan-1900 31-Mar-1975 The Science of Culture
Eugene Wigner
Physicist
17-Nov-1902 1-Jan-1995 Law of conservation of parity
Frank Wilczek
Physicist
15-May-1951   Deep structure of matter
Steven V. Wilkinson
Business
c. 1941   Former Partner, Arthur Andersen
Edmund Beecher Wilson
Biologist
19-Oct-1856 3-Mar-1939 X and Y chromosomes
James Q. Wilson
Scholar
27-May-1931 2-Mar-2012 The Moral Sense
Lanford Wilson
Playwright
13-Apr-1937 24-Mar-2011 The Hot L Baltimore
Jon Winkelried
Business
c. 1959   Formerly Co-COO of Goldman Sachs
Alison A. Winter
Business
c. 1947   Personal Financial Services, Northern Trust
Yvor Winters
Poet
17-Oct-1900 25-Jan-1968 Primitivism & Decadence
Harris Wofford
Politician
9-Apr-1926   US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1991-95
Timothy V. Wolf
Business
c. 1952   CFO of Molson Coors Brewing
Paul Wolfowitz
Government
22-Dec-1943   President of the World Bank, 2005-07
Howard Wolfson
Government
c. 1967   Hillary Clinton campaign spokesman
Victor Wong
Actor
31-Jul-1927 12-Sep-2001 Egg Shen
Frank Wood
Business
c. 1941   Secret Communications LLC
Robert W. Wood
Physicist
2-May-1868 11-Aug-1955 Physical Optics
Leona Woods
Physicist
9-Aug-1919 10-Nov-1986 Physicist at University of Chicago
Jeremiah Wright
Religion
22-Sep-1941   Trinity United Church of Christ
Basilis Xanthopoulos
Physicist
1951 27-Nov-1990 Gravitational physics
Chen Ning Yang
Physicist
1-Oct-1922   Particle physicist
Herbert O. Yardley
Scientist
13-Apr-1889 7-Aug-1958 U.S. cryptographer during WWI
Sidney Yates
Politician
27-Aug-1909 5-Oct-2000 Congressman from Illinois, 1949-99
Frank Yerby
Novelist
5-Sep-1916 29-Nov-1991 The Dahomean
Byron York
Columnist
c. 1956   Former National Review columnist
Marguerite Young
Author
28-Aug-1908 17-Nov-1995 Miss MacIntosh, My Darling
Ray G. Young
Business
c. 1962   CFO of General Motors
Stephen M. Young
Diplomat
1951   Director of the American Institute in Taiwan
Todd Young
Politician
24-Aug-1972   Congressman, Indiana 9th
Paul G. Yovovich
Business
c. 1951   Lake Capital
Morton Dauwen Zabel
Educator
10-Aug-1901 28-Apr-1964 Craft and Character
Donna F. Zarcone
Business
c. 1957   Former Harley Davidson executive

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Grace Abbott
Activist
17-Nov-1878 19-Jun-1939 Advocate against child labor
Mortimer J. Adler
Philosopher
28-Dec-1902 28-Jun-2001 How to Read a Book
William Foxwell Albright
Archaeologist
24-May-1891 19-Sep-1971 Biblical archaeologist at Johns Hopkins
Hannah Arendt
Philosopher
14-Oct-1906 4-Dec-1975 Origins of Totalitarianism
Kenneth J. Arrow
Economist
23-Aug-1921   Social Choice and Individual Values
Katherine Baicker
Economist
23-May-1971   Council of Economic Advisers, 2005-07
Edward Barnard
Astronomer
16-Dec-1857 16-Feb-1923 Self-taught scientist
Reginald Bartholomew
Diplomat
17-Feb-1936 26-Aug-2012 US Ambassador to Italy, 1993-97
Gary S. Becker
Economist
2-Dec-1930   Human Capital
Daniel Bell
Sociologist
10-May-1919 25-Jan-2011 The End of Ideology
Saul Bellow
Novelist
10-Jun-1915 5-Apr-2005 The Adventures of Augie March
Bruno Bettelheim
Psychologist
28-Aug-1903 13-Mar-1990 Fraudulent child psychologist
Konrad Bloch
Scientist
21-Jan-1912 15-Oct-2000 Cholesterol and fatty acid metabolism
Allan Bloom
Philosopher
14-Sep-1930 7-Oct-1992 The Closing of the American Mind
Leonard Bloomfield
Linguist
1-Apr-1887 18-Apr-1949 Structural linguistics of Tagalog
Roy Blough
Economist
1901 2000 Council of Economic Advisers, 1950-52
Sally Blount
Educator
c. 1961   Dean, Kellogg School of Management
Daniel Boorstin
Historian
1-Oct-1914 28-Feb-2004 The Creators
Wayne C. Booth
Critic
22-Feb-1921 10-Oct-2005 The Rhetoric of Fiction
Ira S. Bowen
Astronomer
21-Dec-1898 6-Feb-1973 Debunked nebulium
James Henry Breasted
Archaeologist
27-Aug-1865 2-Dec-1935 A History of Egypt
Sophonisba Breckinridge
Activist
1-Apr-1866 30-Jul-1948 Suffragette and abolitionist
Herbert C. Brown
Chemist
22-May-1912 19-Dec-2004 Discovered organoboranes
E. Margaret Burbidge
Astronomer
12-Aug-1919   Synthesis of the elements in stars
Ernest Burgess
Sociologist
16-May-1886 27-Dec-1966 Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Pastora San Juan Cafferty
Educator
c. 1941   University of Chicago Professor
Anton J. Carlson
Biologist
29-Jan-1875 2-Sep-1956 The Machinery of the Body
Dennis W. Carlton
Economist
c. 1950   Economics Professor, University of Chicago
Rudolf Carnap
Philosopher
18-May-1891 14-Sep-1970 The Logical Syntax of Language
Alexis Carrel
Doctor
28-Jun-1873 5-Nov-1944 Sutured blood vessels
Gerhard Casper
Educator
25-Dec-1937   President of Stanford University, 1992-2000
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Astronomer
19-Oct-1910 21-Aug-1995 Evolutionary stages of stars
Rebecca S. Chopp
Educator
c. 1952   President, Colgate University
Alonzo Church
Mathematician
14-Jun-1903 11-Aug-1995 Lambda calculus, Church-Turing thesis
Ronald H. Coase
Economist
29-Dec-1910   Transactions costs and property rights
Morris Raphael Cohen
Philosopher
25-Jul-1880 28-Jan-1947 Reason and Nature
James S. Coleman
Sociologist
12-May-1926 25-Mar-1995 Foundations of Social Theory
Arthur H. Compton
Physicist
10-Sep-1892 15-Mar-1962 Discovered the Compton Effect
James W. Cronin
Physicist
29-Sep-1931   Time not necessarily reversible
Paul J. Crutzen
Physicist
3-Dec-1933   Ozone depletion
Haskell Curry
Mathematician
12-Sep-1900 1-Sep-1982 Combinatory Logic
Richard Dalitz
Physicist
28-Feb-1925 13-Jan-2006 Dalitz pairs and Dalitz plots
Kenneth W. Dam
Government
10-Aug-1932   Deputy Treasury Secretary, 2001-03
Donald Davidson
Philosopher
6-Mar-1917 30-Aug-2003 Actions, Reasons And Causes
John Dewey
Educator
20-Oct-1859 1-Jun-1952 Pragmatist philosopher, education reformer
William E. Dodd
Diplomat
27-Oct-1869 9-Feb-1940 US Ambassador to Nazi Germany
Paul H. Douglas
Politician
26-Mar-1892 24-Sep-1976 US Senator from Illinois, 1949-67
Frank H. Easterbrook
Judge
3-Sep-1948   7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Ralph Ellison
Novelist
1-Mar-1914 16-Apr-1994 Invisible Man
Richard A. Epstein
Scholar
17-Apr-1943   Takings
Charles L. Evans
Economist
15-Jan-1958   President and CEO, Chicago Fed
Daniel A. Farber
Educator
16-Jul-1950   Retained by the People
Enrico Fermi
Physicist
29-Sep-1901 29-Nov-1954 First controlled nuclear chain reaction
Franklin M. Fisher
Economist
13-Dec-1934   Economist at MIT
Robert W. Fogel
Economist
1-Jul-1926   Cliometrics
James Franck
Physicist
26-Aug-1882 21-May-1964 Franck-Hertz experiment
John Hope Franklin
Historian
2-Jan-1915 25-Mar-2009 From Slavery to Freedom
Richard Freeman
Economist
29-Jun-1943   Labor economist
Milton Friedman
Economist
31-Jul-1912 16-Nov-2006 1976 Nobel Prize for Economics
Clifford Geertz
Anthropologist
23-Aug-1926 30-Oct-2006 Thick Description
Murray Gell-Mann
Physicist
15-Sep-1929   Quarks and strangeness
Maria Goeppert-Mayer
Physicist
28-Jun-1906 20-Feb-1972 Shell nuclear model
Jack Goldsmith
Government
26-Sep-1962   The Terror Presidency
Austan D. Goolsbee
Economist
18-Aug-1969   Chair, Council of Economic Advisers, 2010-11
Stedman Graham
Author
6-Mar-1951   Oprah's boyfriend, self-help author
Hanna Holborn Gray
Educator
25-Oct-1930   President, University of Chicago, 1978-93
Sebastian de Grazia
Author
11-Aug-1917 31-Dec-2000 Machiavelli in Hell
Abbie J. Griffin
Educator
c. 1952   Business Professor at UIUC
Zvi Griliches
Economist
12-Sep-1930 4-Nov-1999 Technology, Education, and Productivity
Sanford J. Grossman
Business
21-Jul-1953   CEO of Quantitative Financial Strategies
Melissa Harris-Perry
Author
2-Oct-1973   Barbershops, Bibles, and BET
S. I. Hayakawa
Politician
19-Jul-1906 27-Feb-1992 Semanticist and US Senator
James J. Heckman
Economist
19-Apr-1944   Statistical analysis of individual and household behavior
Louis Henyey
Astronomer
3-Feb-1910 18-Feb-1970 Henyey method
Gerhard Herzberg
Physicist
25-Dec-1904 3-Mar-1999 Molecular spectroscopy
Charles B. Huggins
Scientist
22-Sep-1901 12-Jan-1997 Hormonal treatment of prostate and breast cancers
Leonid Hurwicz
Economist
21-Aug-1917 24-Jun-2008 Mechanism design theory
Douglas A. Irwin
Economist
c. 1962   Free Trade Under Fire
Neil H. Jacoby
Economist
19-Sep-1909 31-May-1979 Council of Economic Advisers, 1953-55
J. Franklin Jameson
Historian
19-Sep-1859 28-Sep-1937 Dictionary of United States History
Ann Dibble Jordan
Educator
c. 1939   Professor, University of Chicago
Elena Kagan
Judge
28-Apr-1960   US Supreme Court Justice
Nicholas Katzenbach
Government
17-Jan-1922 8-May-2012 US Attorney General, 1965-66
Lawrence A. Kimpton
Educator
7-Oct-1910 1-Nov-1977 Chancellor, University of Chicago, 1951-60
Galway Kinnell
Poet
1-Feb-1927   Selected Poems
Lawrence Kohlberg
Psychologist
25-Oct-1927 17-Jan-1987 Stages of moral development
Tjalling C. Koopmans
Economist
28-Aug-1910 26-Feb-1985 Linear programming
Masatoshi Koshiba
Physicist
19-Sep-1926   Detected cosmic neutrinos
Randall S. Kroszner
Economist
22-Jun-1962   Federal Reserve Governor
Arthur B. Laffer
Economist
14-Aug-1940   Reagan advisor, Laffer curve
Edward Lazear
Economist
1948   Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors
Leon M. Lederman
Physicist
15-Jul-1922   Researcher of neutrinos
Yuan T. Lee
Chemist
29-Nov-1936   Crossed molecular beam experiments
Jeffrey M. Leiden
Doctor
c. 1953   Clarus Ventures
Lawrence Lessig
Attorney
3-Jun-1961   Constitutional and internet law
Edward H. Levi
Government
26-Jun-1911 7-Mar-2000 US Attorney General, 1975-77
Steven Levitt
Economist
1968   Freakonomics
Willard F. Libby
Chemist
17-Dec-1908 8-Sep-1980 Carbon-14 dating technique
Susan L. Lindquist
Biologist
5-Jun-1949   Protein folding
Jacques Loeb
Doctor
7-Apr-1859 11-Feb-1924 Investigator of artificial parthenogenesis
John Lott
Economist
8-May-1958   More Guns, Less Crime
Robert Lucas
Economist
15-Sep-1937   Theory of rational expectations
Salvador Luria
Biologist
13-Aug-1912 6-Feb-1991 Natural selection in bacteria
Paul W. MacAvoy
Economist
21-Apr-1934   Council of Economic Advisers, 1975-76
Catharine MacKinnon
Activist
7-Oct-1946   Anti-pornography activist
David Mamet
Author
30-Nov-1947   Glengarry Glen Ross
Jean-Luc Marion
Philosopher
3-Jul-1946   Phenomenologist, God Without Being
Michael W. McConnell
Attorney
18-May-1955   Stanford Constitutional Law Center
Daniel L. McFadden
Economist
29-Jul-1937   Statistical analysis of individual and household behavior
Gale W. McGee
Politician
17-Mar-1915 9-Apr-1992 US Senator from Wyoming, 1959-77
William H. McNeill
Historian
31-Oct-1917   The Rise of the West
George Herbert Mead
Philosopher
27-Feb-1863 26-Apr-1931 Pragmatist, social behaviorist
Charles E. Merriam
Scholar
15-Nov-1874 8-Jan-1953 American Political Ideas
Albert A. Michelson
Physicist
19-Dec-1852 9-May-1931 Measured the speed of light
Merton H. Miller
Economist
16-May-1923 3-Jun-2000 Modigliani-Miller theorem
Robert A. Millikan
Physicist
22-Mar-1868 19-Dec-1953 Determined the charge of an electron
Frederic S. Mishkin
Economist
11-Jan-1951   Federal Reserve Governor
Wesley Clair Mitchell
Economist
5-Aug-1874 29-Oct-1948 Business Cycles
William Vaughn Moody
Playwright
8-Jul-1869 17-Oct-1910 The Great Divide
William W. Morgan
Astronomer
3-Jan-1906 21-Jun-1994 Spiral arms of the Milky Way Galaxy
Lisel Mueller
Poet
8-Feb-1924   The Need to Hold Still
Robert S. Mulliken
Chemist
7-Jun-1896 31-Oct-1986 Molecular orbital theory
Robert A. Mundell
Economist
24-Oct-1932   Floating exchange rates
Michael L. Mussa
Economist
15-Apr-1944   Council of Economic Advisers, 1986-88
Roger B. Myerson
Economist
29-Mar-1951   Mechanism design theory
Yoichiro Nambu
Physicist
18-Jan-1921   Spontaneous broken symmetry
Martha Nussbaum
Philosopher
6-May-1947   The Fragility of Goodness
Barack Obama
Head of State
4-Aug-1961   44th President of the United States
Elder Olson
Critic
9-Mar-1909 25-Jul-1992 Critics and Criticism
David W. Oxtoby
Educator
1951   President, Pomona College
Robert E. Park
Sociologist
14-Feb-1864 7-Feb-1944 Race and Culture
Eugene Parker
Astronomer
10-Jun-1927   Solar winds
Jaroslav Pelikan
Historian
17-Dec-1923 13-May-2006 The Christian Tradition
Jean Piccard
Aviator
28-Jan-1884 28-Jan-1963 Extreme balloonist
Robert Pirsig
Author
6-Sep-1928   Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Richard Posner
Judge
11-Jan-1939   7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Roscoe Pound
Judge
27-Oct-1870 1-Jul-1964 Sociological jurisprudence
Edward C. Prescott
Economist
26-Dec-1940   Dynamic macroeconomics
A. R. Radcliffe-Brown
Anthropologist
17-Jan-1881 24-Oct-1955 Father of modern social anthropology
Carl Rogers
Psychologist
8-Jan-1902 4-Feb-1987 Non-directive theory of psychology
Bruno Rossi
Astronomer
13-Apr-1905 21-Nov-1993 Rossi curve and magnetopause
Edward Sapir
Anthropologist
26-Jan-1884 4-Feb-1939 Anthropological linguist
Thomas J. Sargent
Economist
19-Jul-1943   Rational expectations theory
Myron S. Scholes
Economist
1-Jul-1941   Black-Scholes options pricing model
Robert Schrieffer
Physicist
31-May-1931   BCS Theory of Superconductivity
Theodore W. Schultz
Economist
30-Apr-1902 26-Feb-1998 Investment in Human Capital
Judith Shapiro
Educator
24-Jan-1942   President, Barnard College
Karl Shapiro
Poet
10-Nov-1913 14-May-2000 Person, Place and Thing
Milton Sills
Actor
12-Jan-1882 15-Sep-1930 The Sea Hawk
Theda Skocpol
Educator
4-May-1947   Harvard sociologist, political scientist
Anne-Marie Slaughter
Government
27-Sep-1958   Director of Policy Planning, State Dept.
Abbie J. Smith
Educator
c. 1953   Accounting Professor, University of Chicago
Ezra Solomon
Economist
20-Mar-1920 9-Dec-2002 Council of Economic Advisers, 1971-73
Roger W. Sperry
Scientist
20-Aug-1913 17-Apr-1994 "Split brain" hemispheric neurophysiology
Beryl W. Sprinkel
Economist
20-Nov-1923 22-Aug-2009 Council of Economic Advisers, 1985-89
Richard G. Stern
Novelist
25-Feb-1928 24-Jan-2013 Other Men's Daughters
John Paul Stevens
Judge
20-Apr-1920   US Supreme Court Justice, 1975-2010
George J. Stigler
Economist
17-Jan-1911 1-Dec-1991 Economic Theory of Regulation
Leo Strauss
Philosopher
20-Sep-1899 18-Oct-1973 Patron saint of Neoconservatism
Bengt Strömgren
Astronomer
21-Jan-1908 4-Jul-1987 Hydrogen stars
Otto Struve
Astronomer
12-Aug-1897 6-Apr-1963 Hydrogen in the interstellar medium
Cass Sunstein
Scholar
21-Sep-1954   Why Societies Need Dissent
Leo Szilard
Physicist
11-Feb-1898 30-May-1964 Nuclear chain reaction
Phillips Talbot
Diplomat
7-Jun-1915 1-Oct-2010 US Ambassador to Greece, 1965-69
Henry Taube
Chemist
30-Nov-1915 16-Nov-2005 Mechanisms of electron transfer
Paul Tillich
Religion
20-Aug-1886 22-Oct-1965 Systematic Theology
Victor W. Turner
Anthropologist
28-May-1920 1983 The Drums of Affliction
Harold C. Urey
Chemist
29-Apr-1893 5-Jan-1981 Discovered Deuterium
Thorstein Veblen
Economist
30-Jul-1857 3-Aug-1929 The Theory of the Leisure Class
Thornton Wilder
Novelist
17-Apr-1897 7-Dec-1975 The Bridge of San Luis Rey
William Julius Wilson
Sociologist
20-Dec-1935   Poverty in America's inner cities
Albert Wohlstetter
Author
19-Dec-1913 10-Jan-1997 Nuclear strategist
Diane P. Wood
Judge
4-Jul-1950   7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Leona Woods
Physicist
9-Aug-1919 10-Nov-1986 Physicist at University of Chicago
Sewall Wright
Biologist
21-Dec-1889 3-Mar-1988 Mathematics of evolution
Morton Dauwen Zabel
Educator
10-Aug-1901 28-Apr-1964 Craft and Character
Robert J. Zimmer
Educator
5-Nov-1947   President, University of Chicago

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Basil L. Anderson
Business
c. 1945   Vice Chairman of Staples, 2001-06
Robert O. Anderson
Business
13-Apr-1917 2-Dec-2007 CEO of ARCO, 1966-86
Reginald Bartholomew
Diplomat
17-Feb-1936 26-Aug-2012 US Ambassador to Italy, 1993-97
George Beadle
Scientist
22-Oct-1903 9-Jun-1989 One gene, one enzyme theory
Saul Bellow
Novelist
10-Jun-1915 5-Apr-2005 The Adventures of Augie March
Norman R. Bobins
Business
c. 1942   CEO of ABN AMRO North America, 2002-07
James Henry Breasted
Archaeologist
27-Aug-1865 2-Dec-1935 A History of Egypt
John H. Bryan
Business
5-Oct-1936   CEO of Sara Lee, 1975-2000
Gerhard Casper
Educator
25-Dec-1937   President of Stanford University, 1992-2000
James S. Crown
Business
25-Jun-1953   Henry Crown and Company
Robert J. Darnall
Business
c. 1938   CEO of Inland Steel, 1992-98
Willie D. Davis
Football
24-Jul-1934   Businessman, former football player
James Dimon
Business
13-Mar-1956   CEO of JP Morgan Chase
John A. Edwardson
Business
c. 1949   CEO of CDW
Jonathan F. Fanton
Administrator
1943   President, MacArthur Foundation, 1999-2009
Sue Ling Gin
Business
23-Sep-1941   Flying Food Group
Hanna Holborn Gray
Educator
25-Oct-1930   President, University of Chicago, 1978-93
Charles B. Huggins
Scientist
22-Sep-1901 12-Jan-1997 Hormonal treatment of prostate and breast cancers
Robert M. Hutchins
Educator
17-Jan-1899 17-May-1977 President, University of Chicago, 1929-51
Robert S. Ingersoll
Diplomat
28-Jan-1914 22-Aug-2010 CEO of Borg-Warner, 1958-72
Kenneth Jacobs
Business
c. 1958   CEO of Lazard North America
Edgar D. Jannotta
Business
27-Apr-1931   Chairman, William Blair & Company
Valerie B. Jarrett
Business
14-Nov-1956   White House Office of Public Liaison
Ann Dibble Jordan
Educator
c. 1939   Professor, University of Chicago
Karen L. Katen
Business
1948   Senior Pfizer executive
Dennis J. Keller
Business
c. 1941   DeVry Institute of Technology
Arthur L. Kelly
Business
c. 1938   Partner, KEL Enterprises
James M. Kilts
Business
10-Feb-1948   CEO of Gillette, 2001-05
Lawrence A. Kimpton
Educator
7-Oct-1910 1-Nov-1977 Chancellor, University of Chicago, 1951-60
Reatha Clark King
Business
11-Apr-1938   President of Metropolitan State, 1977-88
Edward H. Levi
Government
26-Jun-1911 7-Mar-2000 US Attorney General, 1975-77
John W. McCarter, Jr.
Business
c. 1938   CEO of the Field Museum
Robert A. Millikan
Physicist
22-Mar-1868 19-Dec-1953 Determined the charge of an electron
William W. Morgan
Astronomer
3-Jan-1906 21-Jun-1994 Spiral arms of the Milky Way Galaxy
Joseph Neubauer
Business
19-Oct-1941   CEO of ARAMARK
Michelle Obama
First Lady
17-Jan-1964   Wife of Barack Obama
John Ong
Diplomat
29-Sep-1933   US Ambassador to Norway, 2002-05
David W. Oxtoby
Educator
1951   President, Pomona College
Don Michael Randel
Educator
9-Dec-1940   President, University of Chicago, 2000-06
John D. Rockefeller
Business
8-Jul-1839 23-May-1937 Founder of Standard Oil
Sharon Percy Rockefeller
Business
10-Dec-1944   CEO of WETA Public Broadcasting
John W. Rogers, Jr.
Business
c. 1958   CEO of Ariel Capital Management
Steven G. Rothmeier
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Northwest Airlines, 1985-89
Ellen A. Rudnick
Business
c. 1950   Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship
William D. Sanders
Business
c. 1942   CEO of LaSalle Partners, 1968-89
Glenn Seaborg
Physicist
19-Apr-1912 25-Feb-1999 Co-Discoverer of Plutonium
Hugo F. Sonnenschein
Economist
1941   President, University of Chicago, 1993-2000
Otto Struve
Astronomer
12-Aug-1897 6-Apr-1963 Hydrogen in the interstellar medium
Craig B. Thompson
Doctor
c. 1952   Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
David M. Walker
Government
2-Oct-1951   US Comptroller General
Jon Winkelried
Business
c. 1959   Formerly Co-COO of Goldman Sachs
Diane P. Wood
Judge
4-Jul-1950   7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Paul G. Yovovich
Business
c. 1951   Lake Capital
Robert J. Zimmer
Educator
5-Nov-1947   President, University of Chicago

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Clark Shaughnessy
Football
6-Mar-1892 15-May-1970 Invented football T-Formation
Amos Alonzo Stagg
Football
16-Aug-1862 17-Mar-1965 Mr. Football


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