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University of Illinois

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Illinois

Founding Date:
1867

Enrollment:
62,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Zhores I. Alferov
Scientist
15-Mar-1930   Developed solar cells for the Sputnik program
Nelson Algren
Author
28-Mar-1909 9-May-1981 The Man with the Golden Arm
Basil L. Anderson
Business
c. 1945   Vice Chairman of Staples, 2001-06
John Anderson
Politician
15-Feb-1922   Independent candidate for President, 1980
John Ankerberg
Religion
Dec-1945   The John Ankerberg Show
Barbara Bain
Actor
13-Sep-1931   Mission: Impossible and Space: 1999
Bill Ballance
Radio Personality
27-Oct-1918 23-Sep-2004 Shared naked pix of Dr. Laura
Burt Baskin
Business
17-Dec-1913 24-Dec-1967 Co-Founder of Baskin-Robbins
Robert M. Berdahl
Educator
15-Mar-1937   Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1997-2004
Charles A. Blixt
Attorney
18-Aug-1951   Former counsel, RJ Reynolds
Frank W. Blue
Attorney
c. 1941   General Counsel for Caltex, 1983-2001
James Brady
Government
29-Aug-1940   White House Press Secy. shot by John Hinckley
Carol Moseley Braun
Politician
16-Aug-1947   First black female US Senator
Nancy Goodman Brinker
Activist
6-Dec-1946   US Ambassador to Hungary, 2001-03
Keith L. Brown
Diplomat
18-Jun-1925   US Ambassador to Denmark, 1989-92
Terry L. Bruce
Politician
25-Mar-1944   Congressman from Illinois, 1985-93
Avery Brundage
Sports Figure
28-Sep-1887 8-May-1975 International Olympic Committee Chair, 1952-72
Timothy Carhart
Actor
24-Dec-1953   Pink Cadillac
John Chancellor
Journalist
14-Jul-1927 12-Jul-1996 NBC Nightly News anchor
Iris Chang
Author
28-Mar-1968 9-Nov-2004 The Rape of Nanking
Bruce S. Chelberg
Business
c. 1935   CEO of Whitman Corporation, 1992-2000
John Coleman
TV Personality
15-Oct-1934   Founder, The Weather Channel
Lewis M. Collens
Educator
c. 1938   President of Illinois Tech, 1990-2007
Janet K. Cooper
Business
c. 1953   Senior VP and Treasurer of Qwest
Leon N. Cooper
Physicist
28-Feb-1930   BCS Theory of Superconductivity
George Crumb
Composer
24-Oct-1929   1968 Pulitzer Prize for Music
Deno Curris
Educator
1940   President, AASCU
Edward A. Doisy
Scientist
3-Nov-1893 23-Oct-1986 Chemical structure of Vitamin K
Sidney D. Drell
Physicist
13-Sep-1926   In the Shadow of the Bomb
Ernest H. Drew
Business
c. 1936   Former Hoechst executive
Robert Dudley
Business
14-Sep-1955   CEO of BP
John P. East
Politician
5-May-1931 29-Jun-1986 US Senator, committed suicide
Irl F. Engelhardt
Business
c. 1946   CEO of Peabody Energy, 1990-2005
Sheldon R. Erikson
Business
c. 1941   Chairman of Cameron International
John Erlenborn
Politician
8-Feb-1927 30-Oct-2005 Congressman from Illinois, 1965-84
Daniel A. Farber
Educator
16-Jul-1950   Retained by the People
Alan Feldman
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Midas
Tom Fink
Politician
26-Aug-1928   Mayor of Anchorage, 1987-94
Michael Fumento
Author
4-Jan-1960   Conservative science writer
Rita B. Garman
Judge
19-Nov-1943   Justice, Illinois Supreme Court
Murray Gell-Mann
Physicist
15-Sep-1929   Quarks and strangeness
S. Malcolm Gillis
Educator
28-Dec-1940   President of Rice University, 1993-2004
Albert Goldbarth
Poet
31-Jan-1948   The most prolific modern poet
Temple Grandin
Architect
29-Aug-1947   Autistic slaughterhouse designer
Bob Grant
Radio Personality
14-Mar-1929   NYC radio talk show host
James T. Hackett
Business
c. 1953   CEO of Anadarko Petroleum
Gene Hackman
Actor
30-Jan-1930   The Conversation
George Halas
Football
2-Feb-1895 31-Oct-1983 Founder of the Chicago Bears
Hugh Hefner
Publisher
9-Apr-1926   Founder, Playboy magazine
Jesse Jackson, Jr.
Politician
11-Mar-1965   Congressman from Illinois, 1995-2012
Jesse Jackson
Activist
8-Oct-1941   Rainbow Coalition
Harry R. Jacobson
Doctor
c. 1947   Vice Chancellor for Health at Vanderbilt
Jeremih
Rapper
17-Jul-1987   Birthday Sex
Arte Johnson
Comic
20-Jan-1929   Veddy interestink
Robert L. Johnson
Business
8-Apr-1946   CEO of BET
Sheila Crump Johnson
Business
1949   Billionaire
Tim Johnson
Politician
23-Jul-1946   Congressman, Illinois 15th
Lloyd A. Karmeier
Judge
12-Jan-1940   Justice, Illinois Supreme Court
Richmond Lattimore
Poet
6-May-1906 26-Feb-1984 Translator of Iliad and Odyssey
Raymond W. LeBoeuf
Business
c. 1945   CEO of PPG Industries, 1997-2005
George H. Lesch
Business
10-Oct-1909 22-Sep-1994 CEO of Colgate-Palmolive, 1960-71
Susan L. Lindquist
Biologist
5-Jun-1949   Protein folding
R. Eden Martin
Attorney
1940   Former Partner, Sidley Austin
Bob Martinez
Politician
25-Dec-1934   Governor of Florida, 1987-91
William Maxwell
Novelist
16-Aug-1908 31-Jul-2000 The Folded Leaf
James McDermott
Politician
28-Dec-1936   Congressman, Washington 7th
Cary D. McMillan
Business
c. 1958   VP of Sara Lee, 1999-2004
Ryan McPartlin
Actor
3-Jul-1975   Devon Woodcomb on Chuck
Harvey N. Medvin
Business
c. 1936   CFO of Aon, 1982-2003
Donna Mills
Actor
11-Dec-1940   Play Misty for Me
Stephen Moore
Activist
16-Feb-1960   Club for Growth
Joel Mowbray
Columnist
?   Dangerous Diplomacy
Ben Murphy
Actor
6-Mar-1942   Alias Smith and Jones
Thomas A. Murphy
Business
10-Dec-1915 18-Jan-2006 CEO of General Motors, 1974-80
Michael J. Myers
Business
c. 1940   Smith Barney Venture Corporation
Allan Nevins
Historian
20-May-1890 5-Mar-1971 Civil War historian
James A. Norling
Business
c. 1942   EVP at Mororola, 1998-2000
Robert Novak
Columnist
26-Feb-1931 18-Aug-2009 Conservative ideologue, outed Valerie Plame
Russell Olson
Politician
19-Feb-1924 14-Apr-2010 Lt. Governor of Wisconsin, 1979-83
Larry Parks
Actor
13-Dec-1914 13-Apr-1975 Named names before HUAC
Landon Parvin
Government
3-Jul-1948   Speechwriter for Reagan, Bush, Schwarzenegger
Richard A. Pattarozzi
Business
c. 1944   Former VP at Shell Oil
Ken Paulson
Editor
c. 1953   Editor of USA Today
Harry Mark Petrakis
Novelist
5-Jun-1923   Lion at My Heart
Dakota A. Pippins
Business
c. 1947   Leo Burnett Urban Think Tank
Ron Popeil
Business
3-May-1935   Ginsu knives, Mr. Microphone
C. W. Post
Business
26-Oct-1854 9-May-1914 Invented Postum and Grape-Nuts
Richard Powers
Novelist
18-Jun-1957   The Gold Bug Variations
Fidel Ramos
Head of State
18-Mar-1928   12th President of the Philippines
Paul H. Robinson
Business
22-Jun-1930   US Ambassador to Canada, 1981-85
Alan Ruck
Actor
1-Jul-1956   Cameron Frye in Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Charles L. Schaffer
Business
c. 1946   COO of UPS, 1997-2001
Jan Schakowsky
Politician
26-May-1944   Congresswoman, Illinois 9th
Steve Schiff
Politician
18-Mar-1947 25-Mar-1998 Congressman from New Mexico, 1989-98
Ruth A. Schmidt
Educator
16-Sep-1930 24-May-2010 President of Agnes Scott College, 1982-94
William Scholl
Business
22-Jun-1882 29-Mar-1968 Dr Scholl's shoe pads
Gene Shalit
Critic
25-Mar-1932   Film critic
Samuel H. Shapiro
Politician
25-Apr-1907 16-Mar-1987 Governor of Illinois, 1968-69
Shel Silverstein
Poet
25-Sep-1930 10-May-1999 Where the Sidewalk Ends
Hamilton O. Smith
Scientist
23-Aug-1931   Restriction enzymes (DNA cleavage)
Andrew A. Sorensen
Educator
20-Jul-1938 17-Apr-2011 President, University of South Carolina, 2002-08
Jim Staley
Musician
1950   Skilled avant-garde trombonist
Wendell M. Stanley
Chemist
16-Aug-1904 15-Jun-1971 First to crystallize a virus
Pamela B. Strobel
Attorney
c. 1953   Former CAO, Exelon
Russ M. Strobel
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Nicor
Carl W. Strom
Diplomat
22-Dec-1899 27-Jan-1969 US Ambassador to Bolivia, 1959-61
Robert J. Swieringa
Educator
c. 1942   Dean of Johnson School at Cornell
James Tenney
Composer
10-Aug-1934 24-Aug-2006 A History of 'Consonance' and 'Dissonance'
James R. Thompson
Politician
8-May-1936   Governor of Illinois, 1977-91
Stephen Tobolowsky
Actor
30-May-1951   Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day
David A. Twardock
Business
c. 1957   Prudential Mortgage Capital
Carl Van Doren
Critic
10-Sep-1885 18-Jul-1950 The American Novel
Mark Van Doren
Poet
13-Jun-1894 10-Dec-1972 The Happy Critic
O. Glenn Webb
Agriculturalist
c. 1935   President of ADM/GROWMARK, 1980-2000
Jack Welch
Business
19-Nov-1935   CEO of GE, 1981-2001
Jerry Weller
Politician
7-Jul-1957   Congressman from Illinois, 1995-2009
James W. Whalen
Business
c. 1941   President of Finance, Targa Resources
Frank White
Politician
12-Dec-1856 23-Mar-1940 Governor of North Dakota, 1901-05
Grant Williams
Actor
18-Aug-1930 28-Jul-1985 The Incredible Shrinking Man
Larry Woiwode
Novelist
30-Oct-1941   What I'm Going to Do, I Think
Corinne Wood
Politician
28-May-1954   Lt. Governor of Illinois, 1999-2003
Douglas T. Wright
Educator
4-Oct-1927   President, University of Waterloo, 1981-93
Alex D. Zoghlin
Business
c. 1970   CTO of Orbitz, 2000-03

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
W. Steve Albrecht
Educator
c. 1949   Accounting Professor at BYU
Leonard Bloomfield
Linguist
1-Apr-1887 18-Apr-1949 Structural linguistics of Tagalog
Anthony Diekema
Educator
3-Dec-1933   President of Calvin College, 1976-95
Paul H. Douglas
Politician
26-Mar-1892 24-Sep-1976 US Senator from Illinois, 1949-67
Daniel A. Farber
Educator
16-Jul-1950   Retained by the People
Robben W. Fleming
Educator
18-Dec-1916 10-Jan-2010 President, University of Michigan, 1968-78
Harris L. Hartz
Judge
20-Jan-1947   10th Circuit Court of Appeals
Brian D. Josephson
Physicist
4-Jan-1940   Discovered the Josephson Effect
Murray Krieger
Critic
27-Nov-1923 5-Aug-2000 The Play and Place of Criticism
Oscar Lewis
Anthropologist
25-Dec-1914 16-Dec-1970 Culture of Poverty
William Maxwell
Novelist
16-Aug-1908 31-Jul-2000 The Folded Leaf
Robert Schrieffer
Physicist
31-May-1931   BCS Theory of Superconductivity

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert L. Barnett
Business
c. 1940   EVP at Motorola, 2003-05
Anthony Diekema
Educator
3-Dec-1933   President of Calvin College, 1976-95
Robben W. Fleming
Educator
18-Dec-1916 10-Jan-2010 President, University of Michigan, 1968-78
Stanley O. Ikenberry
Educator
1935   University of Illinois President, 1979-95
Barry A. Munitz
Business
c. 1941   President of Getty Trust, 1998-2006
W. Ann Reynolds
Educator
3-Nov-1937   Chancellor of CUNY, 1990-97
Scott C. Smith
Publisher
13-Sep-1950   President of Tribune Publishing, 2005-08
B. Joseph White
Educator
6-Apr-1947   President, University of Illinois


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