bibliography
NNDB
This is a beta version of NNDB
Search: for

Cornell University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1865 by Ezra Cornell.

Location:
Ithaca, NY

Founding Date:
1865

Team:
Big Red

Mascot:
Bear

Enrollment:
19,700

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Floyd Abrams
Attorney
9-Jul-1936   First Amendment lawyer
Diane Ackerman
Author
7-Oct-1948   A Natural History of the Senses
Ilesanmi Adesida
Educator
c. 1949   Dean, College of Engineering, UIUC
Eric Alterman
Columnist
14-Jan-1960   The Nation columnist
Joseph A. Alutto
Educator
c. 1940   Provost of Ohio State University
Gillian Anderson
Actor
9-Aug-1968   Scully on The X-Files
Stephen B. Ashley
Business
c. 1940   CEO of The Ashley Group
Robert Atkins
Doctor
17-Oct-1930 17-Apr-2003 Atkins Diet doctor
Stephen Babcock
Chemist
22-Oct-1843 2-Jul-1931 Chemistry of milk
Mario L. Baeza
Business
c. 1951   Baeza & Co.
William Bagley
Educator
15-Mar-1874 1-Jul-1946 Opponent of Dewey's progressive education
George Beadle
Scientist
22-Oct-1903 9-Jun-1989 One gene, one enzyme theory
Jean-Luc Bélingard
Business
c. 1949   CEO of Ipsen SA
Nick Berg
Victim
2-Apr-1978 May-2004 US contractor, beheaded on Iraq videotape
Sandy Berger
Government
28-Oct-1945   National Security Advisor for Bill Clinton
Ann E. Berman
Business
c. 1952   CFO of Harvard University, 2002-06
Edward Bernays
Business
22-Nov-1891 9-Mar-1995 Propaganda
Henry S. Bienen
Educator
5-May-1939   President, Northwestern University, 1995-2009
Carole F. Bitter
Business
c. 1946   CEO of Harold Friedman, Inc.
Kenneth Blanchard
Educator
6-May-1939   The One Minute Manager
Jeffrey L. Bleustein
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Harley-Davidson, 1997-2005
Harold Bloom
Critic
11-Jul-1930   Literary critic, Yale professor
Samuel Bodman
Government
26-Nov-1938   US Secretary of Energy
Robert Boochever
Judge
2-Oct-1917 9-Oct-2011 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1980-86
Edwin G. Boring
Psychologist
23-Oct-1886 1-Jul-1968 A History of Experimental Psychology
James L. Broadhead
Business
1935   CEO of FPL Group, 1989-2001
Louis Bromfield
Author
27-Dec-1896 18-Mar-1956 Early Autumn
Joyce Brothers
Psychologist
20-Sep-1927 13-May-2013 Pop psychologist
William R. Brownfield
Diplomat
1952   US Ambassador to Colombia, 2007-10
Susan Brownmiller
Activist
15-Feb-1935   Feminist, Against Our Will
Frank W. Bruno
Business
c. 1965   Cerberus Global Investments
Pearl S. Buck
Author
26-Jun-1892 6-Mar-1973 The Good Earth
Richard R. Burt
Diplomat
3-Feb-1947   US Ambassador to Germany, 1985-89
Anne M. Busquet
Business
c. 1951   Former EVP at American Express
Henry A. Byroade
Diplomat
24-Jul-1913 31-Dec-1993 US Ambassador to Pakistan, 1973-77
Timothy Michael Carney
Diplomat
12-Jul-1944   US Ambassador to Haiti, 1998-99
Walter S. Carpenter, Jr.
Business
8-Jan-1888 1976 President of DuPont, 1940-48
Willis Carrier
Inventor
26-Nov-1876 7-Oct-1950 Created the first air conditioning
Zachary W. Carter
Attorney
19-Mar-1950   Partner, Dorsey & Whitney
Steve Carver
Film Director
5-Apr-1945   Lone Wolf McQuade
Harry Chapin
Singer/Songwriter
7-Dec-1942 16-Jul-1981 Cat's in the Cradle
Derek Chollet
Government
c. 1971   Assistant Secretary of Defense for Security
Dane Clark
Actor
26-Feb-1912 11-Sep-1998 Moonrise
Hansen Clarke
Politician
3-Mar-1957   Congressman, Michigan 13th
William W. Coblentz
Astronomer
20-Nov-1873 15-Sep-1962 Infrared spectroscopy
Barber Conable
Politician
2-Nov-1922 30-Nov-2003 World Bank President, Congressman
Joseph Coors, Sr.
Business
12-Nov-1917 15-Mar-2003 Ultraconservative beer baron
Pete Coors
Relative
20-Sep-1946   Coors scion
Harry Coover
Chemist
6-Mar-1919 19-Mar-2011 Invented Super Glue
Ann Coulter
Pundit
8-Dec-1961   Rightwing bombthrower
S. E. Cupp
Pundit
23-Feb-1979   Losing Our Religion
Mack David
Songwriter
5-Jul-1912 30-Dec-1993 La vie en rose
Kenneth T. Derr
Business
4-Aug-1936   CEO of Chevron, 1989-99
C. Diddy
Performance Artist
23-Dec-1971   World Air Guitar Champion, 2003
Herbert D. Doan
Business
5-Sep-1922 16-May-2006 CEO of Dow Chemical, 1962-71
Michael J. Dolan
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Young & Rubicam, 2001-03
Thomas J. Downey
Politician
28-Jan-1949   Congressman from New York, 1975-93
E. Linn Draper, Jr.
Business
6-Feb-1942   CEO, American Electric Power, 1993-2003
Ken Dryden
Hockey
8-Aug-1947   NHL Hall of Famer, Canadian MP
Alice Dunbar-Nelson
Author
19-Jul-1875 18-Sep-1935 Harlem Renaissance influence
Michael J. Durham
Business
c. 1951   Former CFO, American Airlines
Dan Duryea
Actor
23-Jan-1907 7-Jun-1968 The Little Foxes
Robert Dutkowsky
Business
2-Jan-1955   CEO of Tech Data
Dr. Dean Edell
Radio Personality
c. 1941   Syndicated call-in radio doctor
Eric S. Edelman
Diplomat
1951   Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Herb Edelman
Actor
5-Nov-1933 21-Jul-1996 Stan Zbornak on The Golden Girls
Dave Edgerton
Business
c. 1928   Co-Founder of Burger King
Peter P. Edwards
Chemist
1949   Metal-non-metal transition
Lewis M. Eisenberg
Activist
c. 1942   Granite Capital International Group
Susan E. Engel
Business
c. 1946   CEO of Lenox Group, 1996-2007
Robert F. Engle III
Economist
10-Nov-1942   Autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity
Ralph E. Erickson
Attorney
3-Oct-1928   Deputy US Attorney General, 1972-73
Dana Fabe
Judge
29-Mar-1951   Alaska Chief Justice
Jessie Redmon Fauset
Novelist
27-Apr-1882 30-Apr-1961 Comedy: American Style
Chuck Feeney
Business
23-Apr-1931   Duty Free Shoppers
Glenn W. Ferguson
Educator
28-Jan-1929 20-Dec-2007 University president, Ambassador to Kenya
Anthony G. Fernandes
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Phillip Services, 1999-2002
Bob Filner
Politician
4-Sep-1942   Mayor of San Diego
Hal Fishman
Journalist
25-Aug-1931 7-Aug-2007 Los Angeles TV news anchor
Art Fleming
Game Show Host
1-May-1924 25-Apr-1995 Original Jeopardy! host
Robert W. Fogel
Economist
1-Jul-1926   Cliometrics
Leo Frank
Victim
17-Apr-1884 17-Aug-1915 Innocent man, lynched by mob
J. P. Freire
Journalist
c. 1982   Managing Editor, The American Spectator
Albert Fried, Jr.
Business
19-Mar-1930   Albert Fried & Company
Daniel Fried
Diplomat
1952   US Asst. Secy. of State for European Affairs
Stephen Friedman
Business
21-Dec-1937   Former Partner, Goldman Sachs
William Friedman
Scientist
24-Sep-1891 12-Nov-1969 Cryptography pioneer
Francis Fukuyama
Author
27-Oct-1952   The End of History and the Last Man
H. Laurance Fuller
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Amoco, 1991-98
Robert G. Funari
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Crescent Healthcare
Allen Funt
Film/TV Producer
16-Sep-1914 5-Sep-1999 Producer and host of Candid Camera
Robert F. Furchgott
Scientist
4-Jun-1916 19-May-2009 Nitric oxide as a cardiovascular signal
Walter J. Galvin
Business
c. 1946   CFO of Emerson Electric
Frank Gannett
Business
15-Sep-1876 3-Dec-1957 Founder, Gannett publishing empire
Manuel A. Garcia III
Business
c. 1942   Burger King franchisee
William H. Gass
Novelist
30-Jul-1924   The Tunnel
Michael Gershon
Scientist
c. 1936   Gut neurobiology
Chris Gibson
Politician
13-May-1964   Congressman, New York 20th
Gabrielle Giffords
Politician
8-Jun-1970   Congresswoman from Arizona, 2007-12
Douglas H. Ginsburg
Judge
25-May-1946   US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Judge
15-Mar-1933   US Supreme Court Justice
Sheldon Glashow
Physicist
5-Dec-1932   Electroweak Theory
Joscelyn Godwin
Historian
16-Jan-1945   Historian of the esoteric
Kenneth A. Goldman
Business
c. 1949   CFO of Siebel Systems, 2000-06
Richard J. Goldstein
Engineer
c. 1936   Fluid mechanics
Harvey Golub
Business
1939   CEO of American Express, 1993-2001
Bill Gordon
Astronomer
8-Jan-1918 16-Feb-2010 Designed Arecibo radio telescope
Harold Gould
Actor
10-Dec-1923 11-Sep-2010 Martin Morganstern on Rhoda
Everardo Goyanes
Business
c. 1945   Liberty Energy Holdings
Lawrence G. Graev
Attorney
c. 1944   O'Sullivan Graev & Karabell
Greg Graffin
Musician
6-Nov-1964   Bad Religion frontman
Wilson Greatbatch
Inventor
6-Sep-1919 27-Sep-2011 Implantable pacemaker
Donald P. Greenberg
Educator
c. 1933   Prof. of Computer Graphics, Cornell
Michael S. Greve
Activist
c. 1958   Co-Founder, Center for Individual Rights
Patrick W. Gross
Business
15-May-1944   Co-Founder, American Management Systems
Byron Grote
Business
c. 1948   CFO of BP
Leroy Grumman
Business
4-Jan-1895 4-Oct-1982 Co-Founder, Grumman Aircraft
Gilbert Gude
Politician
9-Mar-1923 7-Jun-2007 Congressman from Maryland, 1967-77
Raj L. Gupta
Business
23-Dec-1945   CEO of Rohm and Haas
Alan Guth
Physicist
27-Feb-1947   Inflationary theory of cosmology
Stephen Hadley
Government
13-Feb-1947   National Security Advisor, 2005-09
Frederick A. Halsey
Engineer
12-Jul-1856 20-Oct-1935 Kept America safe from the metric system
Laurens Hammond
Inventor
11-Jan-1895 3-Jul-1973 Hammond Organ
William Hanley
Playwright
22-Oct-1931 25-May-2012 Slow Dance on the Killing Ground
Stephen Hardis
Business
1935   CEO of Eaton, 1995-2000
Myra M. Hart
Business
c. 1940   Co-Founder of Staples
Jeff Hawkins
Inventor
1-Jun-1957   Inventor of the Palm Pilot and Treo
Nan Hayworth
Politician
14-Dec-1959   Congresswoman, New York 19th
Morton Heilig
Inventor
22-Dec-1926 14-May-1997 Early virtual reality pioneer
Henry Heimlich
Doctor
3-Feb-1920   Heimlich maneuver
Evert Henkes
Business
c. 1943   CEO of Shell Chemical, 1998-2003
Thomas C. Hennings, Jr.
Politician
25-Jun-1903 13-Sep-1960 US Senator from Missouri, 1951-60
Dan Hesse
Business
c. 1953   CEO of Sprint Nextel
Steven J. Heyer
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Starwood Hotels, 2004-07
Catherine Hicks
Actor
6-Aug-1951   Annie Camden on 7th Heaven
William A. Higinbotham
Physicist
25-Oct-1910 10-Nov-1994 Physicist, Tennis for Two
Laura Z. Hobson
Novelist
19-Jun-1900 28-Feb-1986 Gentleman's Agreement
John H. Holdridge
Diplomat
21-Aug-1924 12-Jul-2001 US Ambassador to Indonesia, 1983-86
Robert W. Holley
Scientist
28-Jan-1922 11-Feb-1993 RNA's role in protein synthesis
Edward M. House
Diplomat
26-Jul-1858 28-Mar-1938 Advisor to Woodrow Wilson
William J. Hudson, Jr.
Business
c. 1934   CEO of AMP Inc, 1993-98
Russell A. Hulse
Physicist
28-Nov-1950   Co-Discovered first binary pulsar
Clifford Irving
Hoaxer
5-Nov-1930   Howard Hughes autobiography hoax
Irwin M. Jacobs
Business
18-Oct-1933   Co-Founder of Qualcomm
Mae C. Jemison
Astronaut
17-Oct-1956   First African-American woman in space
Curt Johnson
Business
c. 1955   Billionaire chairman of JohnsonDiversey
Helen Johnson-Leipold
Business
c. 1956   CEO of Johnson Outdoors
Edith H. Jones
Judge
7-Apr-1949   5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Thomas W. Jones
Business
1949   President of TIAA-CREF, 1993-97
David Starr Jordan
Biologist
19-Jan-1851 19-Sep-1931 Fishes of North and Middle America
Brian D. Josephson
Physicist
4-Jan-1940   Discovered the Josephson Effect
Paul L. Joskow
Economist
c. 1946   Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Nancy J. Karch
Business
c. 1948   Former Partner, McKinsey & Co.
Barbara Milano Keenan
Judge
c. 1949   Justice, Virginia Supreme Court
Florence Kelley
Activist
12-Sep-1859 17-Feb-1932 Founder of National Consumers League
Robert D. Kennedy
Business
c. 1933   CEO of Union Carbide, 1986-95
Donald M. Kerr
Government
c. 1941   Deputy Director, US National Intelligence
Mark D. Ketchum
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Newell Rubbermaid
Alan Keyes
Radio Personality
7-Aug-1950   Illinois carpetbagger
William Kilberg
Attorney
12-Jun-1946   Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Lawrence A. Kimpton
Educator
7-Oct-1910 1-Nov-1977 Chancellor, University of Chicago, 1951-60
Albert Kingsbury
Engineer
23-Dec-1863 28-Jul-1943 Kingsbury thrust bearing
Mark Kirk
Politician
15-Sep-1959   US Senator from Illinois
Steven Knapp
Educator
c. 1951   President, George Washington University
Charles F. Knight
Business
1936   CEO of Emerson Electric, 1973-2000
Goodwin Knight
Politician
9-Dec-1896 22-May-1970 Governor of California, 1953-59
Lester B. Knight
Business
c. 1958   CEO of Allegiance Corporation, 1996-99
Milton R. Konvitz
Educator
12-Mar-1908 5-Sep-2003 Cornell Professor, Labor and Industrial Relations
C. Everett Koop
Government
14-Oct-1916 25-Feb-2013 US Surgeon General, 1982-89
Kenneth P. Kopelman
Attorney
21-Jan-1952   Partner, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel
Stephen Krasner
Educator
15-Feb-1942   State Dept Policy Planning Dir., 2005-07
Jules B. Kroll
Business
18-May-1941   Kroll Inc., K2 Global, Kroll Bond Ratings
Robert S. Langer
Chemist
29-Aug-1948   Institute Professor at MIT
Arthur Laurents
Playwright
14-Jul-1918 5-May-2011 West Side Story
Charles R. Lee
Business
c. 1941   CEO of Verizon, 2000-02
Carl Leubsdorf
Journalist
17-Mar-1938   Dallas Morning News
William E. Leuchtenburg
Historian
28-Sep-1922   FDR scholar
Sara Levinson
Business
c. 1950   President of NFL Properties, 1994-2000
Huey Lewis
Musician
5-Jul-1950   Huey Lewis and The News
Eric Lichtblau
Journalist
c. 1965   NY Times reporter
Robert Jay Lifton
Psychiatrist
16-May-1926   The Nazi Doctors
Fritz Lipmann
Scientist
12-Jun-1899 24-Jul-1986 Carbohydrate oxidation
Hendrik Willem van Loon
Historian
14-Jan-1882 11-Mar-1944 Juvenile historian, Story of Mankind
Katharine C. Lyall
Business
26-Apr-1941   President of the UW System, 1992-2004
Jane Lynch
Actor
14-Jul-1960   Cheerleading coach on Glee
Bill Maher
Talk Show Host
20-Jan-1956   Politically Incorrect
Rachel Maines
Scholar
8-Jul-1950   The Technology of Orgasm
Robert Mao
Business
c. 1944   CEO of 3Com
Ed Marinaro
Actor
31-Mar-1950   Hill Street Blues
Abraham Maslow
Psychologist
1-Apr-1908 8-Jun-1970 Hierarchy of Needs
Barbara McClintock
Scientist
16-Jun-1902 2-Sep-1992 Discovered transposable genes
Charles G. McClure
Business
c. 1953   CEO of ArvinMeritor
William T. McCormick, Jr.
Business
c. 1944   CEO of CMS Energy, 1985-2002
Michael C. McFarland
Educator
1948   President, College of the Holy Cross
James W. McLamore
Business
30-May-1926 7-Aug-1996 Co-Founder of Burger King
Alan G. McNally
Business
c. 1946   CEO of Harris Bank, 1993-2002
William H. McNeill
Historian
31-Oct-1917   The Rise of the West
John Megna
Actor
9-Nov-1952 5-Sep-1995 To Kill a Mockingbird
John A. Mellowes
Business
c. 1938   CEO of Charter Manufacturing
Richard H. Melton
Diplomat
8-Aug-1935   US Ambassador to Brazil, 1989-93
George R. Merrell
Diplomat
13-Jul-1898 1962 US Ambassador to Afghanistan, 1951-52
Philip Merrill
Publisher
28-Apr-1934 10-Jun-2006 Capital Gazette Communications
Thomas Midgley
Chemist
18-May-1889 2-Nov-1944 Ethyl gasoline, Freon
Irene R. Miller
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Akim, Inc.
Howard P. Milstein
Business
c. 1951   Chairman of Emigrant Bank
Stephan Minikes
Attorney
29-Aug-1938 24-Sep-2011 US Ambassador to the OSCE, 2001-05
Jeffrey H. Miro
Attorney
1942   Partner, Honigman Miller Schwartz & Cohn
John Moody
Journalist
c. 1953   Fox News senior VP
Robert Moog
Inventor
23-May-1934 21-Aug-2005 Invented the synthesizer
James C. Morgan
Business
27-Aug-1938   CEO of Applied Materials, 1977-2003
Henry Morgenthau, Jr.
Government
11-May-1891 6-Feb-1967 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1934-45
Robert Morris, Jr.
Computer Programmer
8-Nov-1965   Author of 1988 Huge Internet Worm
Toni Morrison
Author
18-Feb-1931   Beloved
John R. Mott
Activist
25-May-1865 31-Jan-1955 Peace activist, Nobel Prize recipient
Robert J. Mrazek
Politician
6-Nov-1945   Congressman from New York, 1983-93
J. Patrick Mulcahy
Business
c. 1943   CEO of Energizer, 1986-2005
Steven Muller
Educator
22-Nov-1927 19-Jan-2013 President of Johns Hopkins, 1972-90
Cameron Munter
Diplomat
1954   US Ambassador to Serbia
Thomas S. Murphy
Business
31-May-1925   CEO of Capital Cities/ABC, 1966-90
Ed Muskie
Politician
28-Mar-1914 26-Mar-1996 US Senator from Maine, 1959-80
Thomas Nagel
Philosopher
4-Jul-1937   What is it like to be a bat?
John Naisbitt
Author
15-Jan-1929   Megatrends
George Jean Nathan
Author
14-Feb-1882 8-Apr-1958 American Mercury
Bernard Nathanson
Activist
31-Jul-1926   Pro-life activist, former abortionist
Ronald E. Nehring
Judge
c. 1947   Justice, Utah Supreme Court
Gerry Neugebauer
Astronomer
3-Sep-1932   Infrared astronomy
Ernest Fox Nichols
Physicist
1-Jun-1869 29-Apr-1924 Infrared radiation
Joe Nieuwendyk
Hockey
10-Sep-1966   General Manager, Dallas Stars
Lucio A. Noto
Business
1938   CEO of Mobil, 1994-99
John A. Notte, Jr.
Politician
3-May-1909 7-Mar-1983 Governor of Rhode Island, 1961-63
Edwin G. Nourse
Economist
20-May-1883 7-Apr-1974 Council of Economic Advisers, 1946-49
Bill Nye
TV Personality
27-Nov-1955   Bill Nye the Science Guy
Vicki A. O'Meara
Attorney
13-May-1957   Chief Legal Officer at Pitney Bowes
Lubna Olayan
Business
1955   Prominent Saudi businesswoman
Keith Olbermann
Pundit
27-Jan-1959   Countdown
James R. Olin
Politician
28-Feb-1920 29-Jul-2006 Congressman from Virginia, 1983-93
Douglas D. Osheroff
Physicist
1-Aug-1945   Superfluidity of helium-3
Margaret Osmer-McQuade
Business
c. 1938   Qualitas International
Gerald M. Ostrov
Business
c. 1949   CEO of Bausch & Lomb
Peter Ostrum
Actor
1-Nov-1957   Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Landon Parvin
Government
3-Jul-1948   Speechwriter for Reagan, Bush, Schwarzenegger
David J. Paterson
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Bowater
James B. Peake
Government
18-Jun-1944   US Secretary of Veterans Affairs
William D. Perez
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Wrigley
Charles A. Peters
Business
c. 1955   Senior EVP at Emerson Electric
Tom Peters
Author
7-Nov-1942   In Search of Excellence
Ethan Phillips
Actor
8-Feb-1955   Neelix on Star Trek: Voyager
Samuel R. Pierce
Politician
8-Sep-1922 31-Oct-2000 US Secretary of HUD, 1981-89
Gregory Pincus
Scientist
9-Apr-1903 22-Aug-1967 Inventor of oral contraceptives
Michael Pinto-Duschinsky
Scholar
1943   Political scientist
Lew Platt
Business
11-Apr-1941 8-Sep-2005 CEO of Hewlett-Packard, 1992-99
Seth P. Plattus
Attorney
c. 1961   CAO of Cerberus Capital Management
Jerry I. Porras
Business
c. 1938   Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford
Alvin F. Poussaint
Doctor
15-May-1934   Child-rearing expert
Robert A. Profusek
Business
c. 1950   Partner, Jones Day
Sharon Prost
Judge
24-May-1951   US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Thomas Pynchon
Novelist
8-May-1937   Gravity's Rainbow
Jennifer J. Raab
Educator
c. 1956   President, Hunter College
Isidor Isaac Rabi
Physicist
29-Jul-1898 11-Jan-1988 Magnetic beam resonances
Daniel R. Raichel
Scientist
1935 22-Dec-2006 Acoustics expert
Christopher Reeve
Actor
25-Sep-1952 10-Oct-2004 Superman
Steve Reich
Composer
3-Oct-1936   Minimalist composer, Different Trains
G. Frederick Reinhardt
Diplomat
21-Oct-1911 23-Feb-1971 US Ambassador to Italy, 1961-68
Eugene A. Renna
Business
c. 1944   EVP at Exxon Mobil, 2001-02
Janet Reno
Government
21-Jul-1938   US Attorney General, 1993-2001
Henry S. Reuss
Politician
22-Feb-1912 12-Jan-2002 Congressman from Wisconsin, 1955-83
Michelle Rhee
Activist
25-Dec-1969   DC Public Schools Chancellor, 2007-10
Christopher Rich
Actor
16-Sep-1953   Miller Redfield on Murphy Brown
Maria C. Richter
Business
c. 1955   Former Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
David B. Rickard
Business
c. 1957   CFO of CVS Caremark
Laura Riding
Poet
16-Jan-1901 2-Sep-1991 A Survey of Modernist Poetry
Timothy M. Ring
Business
c. 1957   CEO of C. R. Bard
Chuck Robb
Politician
26-Jun-1939   US Senator from Virginia, 1989-2001
Kenneth Roberts
Novelist
8-Dec-1885 21-Jul-1957 Northwest Passage
Paul Robeson, Jr.
Activist
2-Nov-1927   Son of Paul Robeson
Irene B. Rosenfeld
Business
c. 1953   CEO of Kraft Foods
Vera Rubin
Astronomer
23-Jul-1928   Structure of galaxies
Joanna Russ
Author
22-Feb-1937 29-Apr-2011 The Female Man
Robert L. Ryan
Business
c. 1943   CFO of Medtronic, 1993-2005
Peter M. Sacerdote
Business
c. 1938   Former Partner, Goldman Sachs
Gene Saks
Theater Director
8-Nov-1921   The Odd Couple
William D. Sanders
Business
c. 1942   CEO of LaSalle Partners, 1968-89
Dick Schaap
Journalist
27-Sep-1934 21-Dec-2001 Flashing Before My Eyes
Vivian Schiller
Business
13-Sep-1961   CEO of NPR, 2009-11
Nancy M. Schlichting
Administrator
1954   Henry Ford Health System
Wolfgang Schoellkopf
Business
22-Jul-1932   CFO of First Fidelity Bancorp, 1990-96
Kurt Schrader
Politician
19-Oct-1951   Congressman, Oregon 5th
Leah Ward Sears
Judge
13-Jun-1955   Georgia Chief Justice
Robert W. Selander
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Mastercard
Melville Shavelson
Film Director
1-Apr-1917 8-Aug-2007 Yours, Mine and Ours
Cary Sherman
Lobbyist
c. 1946   CEO of the RIAA
Arthur M. Siskind
Business
c. 1938   Former News Corporation executive
Robert Smigel
Actor
7-Feb-1960   Triumph the Insult Comic Dog
Abbie J. Smith
Educator
c. 1953   Accounting Professor, University of Chicago
Theobald Smith
Scientist
31-Jul-1859 10-Dec-1934 Infectious and parasitic diseases
Jimmy Smits
Actor
9-Jul-1955   L.A. Law
Andrew Ross Sorkin
Journalist
19-Feb-1977   The New York Times
Jonathan Sperber
Historian
26-Dec-1952   The European Revolutions, 1848-1851
Elmer Sperry
Inventor
12-Oct-1860 10-Jun-1930 Gyroscopic compass
Gayatri Spivak
Scholar
24-Feb-1942   Postcolonialist theorist, Can the Subaltern Speak?
Warren R. Staley
Business
c. 1943   CEO of Cargill
Theresa M. Stone
Business
c. 1944   Treasurer of MIT
William Strunk
Author
1-Jul-1869 26-Sep-1946 Elements of Style
Kathleen Sullivan
Scholar
20-Aug-1955   Scholar of constitutional law
Jack W. Szostak
Scientist
9-Nov-1952   First artificial chromosome
Ratan N. Tata
Business
28-Dec-1937   Chairman of Tata Group
Allan R. Tessler
Business
c. 1936   Epoch Investment Partners
Samuel O. Thier
Doctor
23-Jun-1937   CEO of Massachusetts General, 1996-2002
Andrew H. Tisch
Business
c. 1950   Loews Corporation
James S. Tisch
Business
2-Jan-1953   CEO of Loews
Paul H. Todd, Jr.
Politician
22-Sep-1921 18-Nov-2008 Congressman from Michigan, 1965-67
Robert I. Toll
Business
c. 1941   Co-Founder of Toll Brothers
Franchot Tone
Actor
27-Feb-1905 18-Sep-1968 Advise and Consent
Paul R. Tregurtha
Business
c. 1936   CEO of Mormac Marine Group
Charles H. Twining
Diplomat
1-Nov-1940   US Ambassador to Cambodia, 1991-95
Richard Tyson
Actor
13-Feb-1961   Kindergarten Cop
William vanden Heuvel
Diplomat
14-Apr-1930   US Ambassador to the UN Europe, 1977-79
Thorstein Veblen
Economist
30-Jul-1857 3-Aug-1929 The Theory of the Leisure Class
Les C. Vinney
Business
c. 1949   CEO of Steris, 2000-07
William T. Vollmann
Author
28-Jul-1959   An Afghanistan Picture Show
Kurt Vonnegut
Novelist
11-Nov-1922 11-Apr-2007 Slaughterhouse Five
Charles V. Wait
Business
28-May-1951   CEO of Adirondack Trust
Padmasree Warrior
Business
c. 1961   CTO of Cisco
Margaret Floy Washburn
Psychologist
25-Jul-1871 29-Oct-1939 First female American psychologist
Paul Francis Webster
Songwriter
20-Dec-1907 22-Mar-1984 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing
Sanford I. Weill
Business
16-Mar-1933   CEO of Citigroup, 1998-2003
Steven Weinberg
Physicist
3-May-1933   Electroweak Theory
Randi Weingarten
Labor Leader
1957   President, United Federation of Teachers
Stephen H. Weiss
Business
c. 1935 16-Apr-2008 Co-Founder, Weiss, Peck & Greer
E. B. White
Author
11-Jul-1899 01-Oct-1985 Charlotte's Web
John P. White
Government
27-Feb-1937   US Deputy Secretary of Defense, 1995-97
Norbert Wiener
Mathematician
26-Nov-1894 18-Mar-1964 Cybernetics
Ralph D. Winter
Religion
?   US Center for World Mission
Paul Wolfowitz
Government
22-Dec-1943   President of the World Bank, 2005-07
Jerry M. Woodall
Inventor
c. 1938   Inventor of the red LED
Mary Woronov
Actor
8-Dec-1943   Eating Raoul
Peter Yarrow
Singer
31-May-1938   The Peter in Peter, Paul, and Mary
Douglas C. Yearley
Business
c. 1936 8-Oct-2007 CEO of Phelps Dodge, 1989-99
John B. Ziegler
Business
c. 1945   Former executive, GlaxoSmithKline

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Henry Carter Adams
Economist
31-Dec-1851 11-Aug-1921 Public Debts
Felix Adler
Educator
13-Aug-1851 24-Apr-1933 Ethical Culture
A. R. Ammons
Poet
18-Feb-1926 25-Feb-2001 Sphere
Virginia Apgar
Doctor
7-Jun-1909 7-Aug-1974 Anesthesiologist, Apgar Score
Kwame Anthony Appiah
Philosopher
8-May-1954   The Ethics of Identity
Stephen Babcock
Chemist
22-Oct-1843 2-Jul-1931 Chemistry of milk
George Beadle
Scientist
22-Oct-1903 9-Jun-1989 One gene, one enzyme theory
Carl Becker
Historian
7-Sep-1873 10-Apr-1945 Everyman His Own Historian
Hans Bethe
Physicist
2-Jul-1906 6-Mar-2005 Atomic scientist
Allan Bloom
Philosopher
14-Sep-1930 7-Oct-1992 The Closing of the American Mind
Jack Bogle
Business
8-May-1929   Founder, The Vanguard Group
Edwin G. Boring
Psychologist
23-Oct-1886 1-Jul-1968 A History of Experimental Psychology
Robert O. Bowen
Novelist
7-May-1920 9-Jun-2003 The Weight of the Cross
Robert F. Chandler
Educator
22-Jun-1907 23-Mar-1999 International Rice Research Institute
John Cleese
Comic
27-Oct-1939   Monty Python
Richard Dalitz
Physicist
28-Feb-1925 13-Jan-2006 Dalitz pairs and Dalitz plots
Peter Debye
Physicist
24-Mar-1884 2-Nov-1966 Studied molecular structure, dipoles
Persi Diaconis
Mathematician
31-Jan-1945   Science of random numbers
Daniel C. Drucker
Engineer
1918 25-Aug-2001 Drucker's stability postulate
William F. Durand
Engineer
5-Mar-1859 9-Aug-1958 National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics
Freeman Dyson
Physicist
15-Dec-1923   Theoretical physicist at Institute for Advanced Study
Peter P. Edwards
Chemist
1949   Metal-non-metal transition
Thomas E. Everhart
Physicist
15-Feb-1932   President of CalTech, 1987-97
Richard Feynman
Physicist
11-May-1918 15-Feb-1988 Surely he's joking
Paul J. Flory
Chemist
19-Jun-1910 9-Sep-1985 Studied polymers
Dian Fossey
Anthropologist
16-Jan-1932 26-Dec-1985 Gorillas in the Mist
Betty Friedan
Activist
4-Feb-1921 4-Feb-2006 Rights for women spokesperson
Richard H. Gallagher
Engineer
17-Nov-1927 30-Sep-1997 Finite element method
Herbert S. Gasser
Scientist
5-Jul-1888 11-May-1963 Nerve conduction
Thomas Gold
Scientist
22-May-1920 22-Jun-2004 Certain that oil is not a fossil fuel
James M. Goldgeier
Scholar
c. 1961   America Between the Wars
Bill Gordon
Astronomer
8-Jan-1918 16-Feb-2010 Designed Arecibo radio telescope
Harold Gould
Actor
10-Dec-1923 11-Sep-2010 Martin Morganstern on Rhoda
Greg Graffin
Musician
6-Nov-1964   Bad Religion frontman
Donald P. Greenberg
Educator
c. 1933   Prof. of Computer Graphics, Cornell
Michael S. Greve
Activist
c. 1958   Co-Founder, Center for Individual Rights
Haldan K. Hartline
Scientist
22-Dec-1903 17-Mar-1983 Physiology of the retina
Ethel Browne Harvey
Zoologist
14-Dec-1885 2-Sep-1965 Embryology of sea urchins
Martin Harwit
Astronomer
9-Mar-1931   Helium-cooled rockets and infrared spectroscopy
Roald Hoffmann
Chemist
18-Jul-1937   Woodward-Hoffmann reaction
Bert Hölldobler
Zoologist
25-Jun-1936   Social organizations in insects
Robert W. Holley
Scientist
28-Jan-1922 11-Feb-1993 RNA's role in protein synthesis
Charles Evans Hughes
Politician
11-Apr-1862 27-Aug-1948 US Chief Justice, Presidential Candidate
Kiyoshi Ito
Mathematician
7-Sep-1915 10-Nov-2008 Ito Calculus
David Starr Jordan
Biologist
19-Jan-1851 19-Sep-1931 Fishes of North and Middle America
Donald Kagan
Historian
1-May-1932   The Great Dialogue
Steven T. Katz
Author
12-Aug-1944   Professor of Religion
Graham Kerr
Chef
22-Jan-1934   The Galloping Gourmet
Milton R. Konvitz
Educator
12-Mar-1908 5-Sep-2003 Cornell Professor, Labor and Industrial Relations
Corliss Lamont
Activist
28-Mar-1902 26-Apr-1995 Millionaire socialist
David M. Lee
Physicist
20-Jan-1931   Superfluidity of helium-3
Anthony J. Leggett
Physicist
26-Mar-1938   Particle physicist, explored superfluidity
Bernard Lewis
Scholar
31-May-1916   Middle East scholar
Hendrik Willem van Loon
Historian
14-Jan-1882 11-Mar-1944 Juvenile historian, Story of Mankind
Alison Lurie
Novelist
3-Sep-1926   Foreign Affairs
Bronislaw Malinowski
Anthropologist
7-Apr-1884 16-May-1942 Founder of social anthropology
Barbara McClintock
Scientist
16-Jun-1902 2-Sep-1992 Discovered transposable genes
John McWhorter
Linguist
c. 1963   Linguist, social critic
John Mendelsohn
Biologist
31-Aug-1936   Cancer researcher
Adolf Meyer
Psychiatrist
13-Sep-1866 17-Mar-1950 Commonsense Psychiatry
Steven Muller
Educator
22-Nov-1927 19-Jan-2013 President of Johns Hopkins, 1972-90
Robert A. Mundell
Economist
24-Oct-1932   Floating exchange rates
Vladimir Nabokov
Novelist
23-Apr-1899 2-Jul-1977 Lolita
Bill Nye
TV Personality
27-Nov-1955   Bill Nye the Science Guy
George Papanicolaou
Scientist
13-May-1883 19-Feb-1962 Pap smear
James R. Patton, Jr.
Attorney
27-Oct-1928   Founder, Patton Boggs
Don Michael Randel
Educator
9-Dec-1940   President, University of Chicago, 2000-06
John Rawls
Philosopher
21-Feb-1921 24-Nov-2002 A Theory of Justice
Emmett J. Rice
Economist
21-Dec-1919 10-Mar-2011 Federal Reserve Governor, 1979-86
Robert C. Richardson
Physicist
26-Jun-1937 19-Feb-2013 Superfluidity of helium-3
Bruno Rossi
Astronomer
13-Apr-1905 21-Nov-1993 Rossi curve and magnetopause
Joanna Russ
Author
22-Feb-1937 29-Apr-2011 The Female Man
Carl Sagan
Astronomer
9-Nov-1934 20-Dec-1996 Popular astronomer, host of Cosmos
Edwin E. Salpeter
Astronomer
3-Dec-1924 26-Nov-2008 Quantitative electron microscopic autoradiography
Robert Schrieffer
Physicist
31-May-1931   BCS Theory of Superconductivity
William R. Sears
Engineer
1-Mar-1913 12-Oct-2002 Airfoil engineer
Joseph T. Sneed
Judge
21-Jul-1920 9-Feb-2008 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1973-87
W. D. Snodgrass
Poet
5-Jan-1926 13-Jan-2009 Heart's Needle
Thomas Sowell
Economist
30-Jul-1930   Conservative economist, Hoover fellow
Benjamin Spock
Doctor
2-May-1903 15-Mar-1998 Baby and Child Care
William Strunk
Author
1-Jul-1869 26-Sep-1946 Elements of Style
James B. Sumner
Chemist
19-Nov-1887 12-Aug-1955 Crystallized enzymes
Robert J. Swieringa
Educator
c. 1942   Dean of Johnson School at Cornell
Henry Taube
Chemist
30-Nov-1915 16-Nov-2005 Mechanisms of electron transfer
Shibley Telhami
Scholar
c. 1952   Middle East scholar
Brian Tierney
Scholar
1922   Origins of Papal Infallibility
Edward Titchener
Psychologist
11-Jan-1867 3-Aug-1927 Structural psychology
Alvin Toffler
Author
4-Oct-1928   Future Shock
Vincent du Vigneaud
Chemist
18-May-1901 11-Dec-1978 Synthesized vasopressin and oxytocin
Gregory Vlastos
Philosopher
27-Jul-1907 12-Oct-1991 Influential scholar of ancient philosophy
Margaret Floy Washburn
Psychologist
25-Jul-1871 29-Oct-1939 First female American psychologist
Kenneth G. Wilson
Physicist
8-Jun-1936   Second-order phase transitions

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Stephen B. Ashley
Business
c. 1940   CEO of The Ashley Group
Lloyd C. Blankfein
Business
20-Sep-1954   CEO of Goldman Sachs
James L. Broadhead
Business
1935   CEO of FPL Group, 1989-2001
Hansen Clarke
Politician
3-Mar-1957   Congressman, Michigan 13th
Ezra Cornell
Business
11-Jan-1807 9-Dec-1874 Founder of Cornell University
Kenneth T. Derr
Business
4-Aug-1936   CEO of Chevron, 1989-99
Thomas E. Everhart
Physicist
15-Feb-1932   President of CalTech, 1987-97
Glenn W. Ferguson
Educator
28-Jan-1929 20-Dec-2007 University president, Ambassador to Kenya
Charles J. Folger
Politician
16-Apr-1818 4-Sep-1884 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1881-84
H. Laurance Fuller
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Amoco, 1991-98
Thomas Gold
Scientist
22-May-1920 22-Jun-2004 Certain that oil is not a fossil fuel
Paul A. Gould
Business
c. 1945   Allen & Company
Lawrence G. Graev
Attorney
c. 1944   O'Sullivan Graev & Karabell
Byron Grote
Business
c. 1948   CFO of BP
Myra M. Hart
Business
c. 1940   Co-Founder of Staples
Frederic Eugene Ives
Inventor
17-Feb-1856 27-May-1937 Halftone process
Irving M. Ives
Politician
24-Jan-1896 24-Feb-1962 US Senator from New York, 1947-59
Thomas W. Jones
Business
1949   President of TIAA-CREF, 1993-97
Steven T. Katz
Author
12-Aug-1944   Professor of Religion
Robert D. Kennedy
Business
c. 1933   CEO of Union Carbide, 1986-95
Jules B. Kroll
Business
18-May-1941   Kroll Inc., K2 Global, Kroll Bond Ratings
Charles R. Lee
Business
c. 1941   CEO of Verizon, 2000-02
Sol Linowitz
Business
17-Dec-1913 18-Mar-2005 Negotiated return of the Panama Canal
Matthew McHugh
Politician
6-Dec-1938   Congressman from New York, 1975-93
Howard P. Milstein
Business
c. 1951   Chairman of Emigrant Bank
Steven Muller
Educator
22-Nov-1927 19-Jan-2013 President of Johns Hopkins, 1972-90
Margaret Osmer-McQuade
Business
c. 1938   Qualitas International
William D. Perez
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Wrigley
Samuel R. Pierce
Politician
8-Sep-1922 31-Oct-2000 US Secretary of HUD, 1981-89
Charles O. Prince
Business
13-Jan-1950   CEO of Citigroup, 2003-07
Don Michael Randel
Educator
9-Dec-1940   President, University of Chicago, 2000-06
Robert C. Richardson
Physicist
26-Jun-1937 19-Feb-2013 Superfluidity of helium-3
Irene B. Rosenfeld
Business
c. 1953   CEO of Kraft Foods
William D. Sanders
Business
c. 1942   CEO of LaSalle Partners, 1968-89
Charles M. Schwab
Business
18-Feb-1862 19-Sep-1939 Founder of Bethlehem Steel
David J. Skorton
Educator
22-Nov-1949   President, Cornell University
James B. Sumner
Chemist
19-Nov-1887 12-Aug-1955 Crystallized enzymes
Robert J. Swieringa
Educator
c. 1942   Dean of Johnson School at Cornell
Ratan N. Tata
Business
28-Dec-1937   Chairman of Tata Group
Peter G. Ten Eyck II
Agriculturalist
c. 1938   Indian Ladder Farms
Samuel O. Thier
Doctor
23-Jun-1937   CEO of Massachusetts General, 1996-2002
Paul R. Tregurtha
Business
c. 1936   CEO of Mormac Marine Group
Sanford I. Weill
Business
16-Mar-1933   CEO of Citigroup, 1998-2003
Stephen H. Weiss
Business
c. 1935 16-Apr-2008 Co-Founder, Weiss, Peck & Greer
Kenneth G. Wilson
Physicist
8-Jun-1936   Second-order phase transitions

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bob Blackman
Football
7-Jul-1918 18-Mar-2000 Dartmouth Head Coach, 1955-70
Raheem Morris
Football
3-Sep-1976   Head Coach, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Ron Prince
Football
18-Sep-1969   Kansas State Head Coach
Pop Warner
Football
5-Apr-1871 7-Sep-1954 Coach and kids' football namesake


Do you know something we don't?
Submit a correction or make a comment about this profile



Copyright ©2013 Soylent Communications

NNDB MAPPER


RIP Sydney Pollack


Requires Flash 7+ and Javascript.


Bibliographies

NNDB has added thousands of bibliographies for people, organizations, schools, and general topics, listing more than 50,000 books and 120,000 other kinds of references. They may be accessed by the "Bibliography" tab at the top of most pages, or via the "Related Topics" box in the sidebar. Please feel free to suggest books that might be critical omissions.