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Boston University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1839 as Newbury Biblical Institute in Newbury, Vermont, relocated to New Hampshire 1847, and finally Boston, MA in 1867 as Boston Theological Institute. Boston University founded 1869, and absorbed Boston Theological Institute in 1871.

Location:
Boston, MA

Founding Date:
1839

Team:
Terriers

Mascot:
Rhett the Boston Terrier

Enrollment:
30,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jason Alexander
Actor
23-Sep-1959   George Costanza on Seinfeld
Keith B. Alexander
Military
1952   Director, National Security Agency
Barry K. Allen
Business
c. 1949   EVP at Qwest, 2004-07
Fred Allen
Comic
31-May-1894 17-Mar-1956 Town Hall Tonight
Lincoln C. Almond
Politician
16-Jun-1936   Governor of Rhode Island, 1995-2003
Katie Aselton
Actor
1-Oct-1978   Jenny on The League
J. Brian Atwood
Government
25-Jul-1942   USAID Administrator, 1993-99
Joan Baez
Singer/Songwriter
9-Jan-1941   Diamonds and Rust
F. Lee Bailey
Attorney
10-Jun-1933   Criminal defense attorney
Mike Barnicle
Columnist
15-Oct-1943   Former Boston Globe columnist
Romare Bearden
Painter
2-Sep-1911 12-Mar-1988 Collagist
Alexander Graham Bell
Inventor
3-Mar-1847 2-Aug-1922 Inventor of the telephone
Carolyn Berger
Judge
c. 1947   Justice, Delaware Supreme Court
Craig Bierko
Actor
18-Aug-1964   Cinderella Man
Ed Bishop
Actor
11-Jun-1932 8-Jun-2005 Cmdr. Straker on UFO
George A. Bitar
Business
c. 1965   Merrill Lynch Global Private Equity
Louise Bogan
Poet
11-Aug-1897 4-Feb-1970 The New Yorker poetry critic
Donald E. Booth
Diplomat
c. 1954   US Ambassador to Liberia
Gina Boswell
Business
c. 1962   Senior Alberto-Culver executive
Edward Brooke
Politician
26-Oct-1919   US Senator from Massachusetts, 1967-79
Grace Bumbry
Singer
4-Jan-1937   Operatic mezzo-soprano, then soprano
William M. Butler
Politician
29-Jan-1861 29-Mar-1937 US Senator from Massachusetts, 1924-26
Carl Cameron
Journalist
c. 1961   Fox News chief political correspondent
Michael E. Capuano
Politician
9-Jan-1952   Congressman, Massachusetts 8th
Gene R. Carter
Educator
c. 1940   Executive Director, ASCD
John Cazale
Actor
12-Aug-1935 12-Mar-1978 Fredo in The Godfather
Wendy Chamberlin
Diplomat
12-Oct-1948   US Ambassador to Pakistan, 2001-02
Michael Chiklis
Actor
30-Aug-1963   The Shield
Christine Chubbuck
Journalist
24-Aug-1944 15-Jul-1974 Newscaster, suicided on live TV
Hal Clement
Novelist
20-May-1922 29-Oct-2003 Mission of Gravity
Martha Coakley
Politician
14-Jul-1953   Attorney General of Massachusetts
Mickey Cochrane
Baseball
6-Apr-1903 28-Jun-1962 Detroit Tigers catcher
Andy Cohen
Film/TV Producer
2-Jun-1968   EVP at Bravo, Watch What Happens: Live
William Cohen
Government
28-Aug-1940   US Secretary of Defense, 1997-01
Paul Cronin
Government
14-Mar-1938 5-Apr-1997 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1973-75
Alexis Cruz
Actor
29-Sep-1974   Stargate SG-1
Charles B. Curtis
Activist
27-Apr-1940   Nuclear Threat Initiative
Norman D'Amours
Politician
14-Oct-1937   Congressman from New Hampshire, 1975-85
Emilio Daddario
Politician
24-Sep-1918 6-Jul-2010 Congressman from Connecticut, 1959-71
Deane C. Davis
Politician
7-Nov-1900 8-Dec-1990 Governor of Vermont, 1969-73
Geena Davis
Actor
21-Jan-1956   Earth Girls Are Easy
Christopher Del Sesto
Politician
10-Mar-1907 23-Dec-1973 Governor of Rhode Island, 1959-61
Ovid Demaris
Author
6-Sep-1919 12-Mar-1998 The Last Mafioso
Emily Deschanel
Actor
11-Oct-1976   Temperance Brennan on Bones
Paul A. Dever
Politician
15-Jan-1903 11-Apr-1958 Governor of Massachusetts, 1949-53
Rocco DiSpirito
Chef
19-Nov-1966   The Restaurant
Brian J. Donnelly
Politician
2-Mar-1946   Congressman from Massachusetts, 1979-93
Chuck Douglas
Politician
2-Dec-1942   Congressman from New Hampshire, 1989-91
Millard Drexler
Business
c. 1944   CEO of J. Crew
Kitty Dukakis
First Lady
26-Dec-1936   Wife of Michael Dukakis
Olympia Dukakis
Actor
20-Jun-1931   Tales of the City
Bill Duke
Actor
26-Feb-1943   Sister Act 2
Faye Dunaway
Actor
14-Jan-1941   Network
Gary Fleder
Film Director
19-Dec-1965   Runaway Jury
Milton Frank
Diplomat
18-Nov-1919 13-Jan-1993 US Ambassador to Nepal, 1988-89
Philip V. Gerdine
Business
c. 1939   Retired Siemens executive
Fernand St. Germain
Politician
9-Jan-1928   Congressman from Rhode Island, 1961-89
Paul Michael Glaser
Actor
25-Mar-1943   Starsky and Hutch
Arne Glimcher
Film Director
2-Mar-1938   The Mambo Kings
Elon Gold
Actor
14-Sep-1970   Gavin P. Miller on Stacked
Philip S. Goldberg
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Bolivia, 2006-08
Richard A. Goldstein
Business
1942   CEO of International Flavors, 2000-06
Ginnifer Goodwin
Actor
22-May-1978   Margene Heffman on Big Love
Tipper Gore
First Lady
19-Aug-1948   Estranged wife of Al Gore
Richard W. Graber
Attorney
c. 1956   US Ambassador to Czechia
Norman Greenbaum
Singer/Songwriter
20-Nov-1942   Spirit in the Sky
Judd Gregg
Politician
14-Feb-1947   US Senator from New Hampshire, 1993-2011
Jack Grubman
Business
8-Oct-1953   Shady-dealings securities analyst
John Maxwell Hamilton
Author
28-Mar-1947   Journalism's Roving Eye
Juliana Hatfield
Musician
27-Jul-1967   Juliana Hatfield Three
Victoria F. Haynes
Business
c. 1947   CEO of RTI International
John Henson
Talk Show Host
11-Jul-1967   Spotted Talk Soup anchor
Robert C. Hill
Diplomat
30-Sep-1917 28-Nov-1978 US Ambassador to Argentina, 1974-77
Joseph Hoeffel
Politician
3-Sep-1950   Congressman from Pensylvania, 1999-2005
Michelle Hurd
Actor
21-Dec-1966   Colleen Manus on The Glades
Peter H. Irons
Activist
11-Aug-1940   A People's History of the Supreme Court
Maynard Jackson
Politician
23-Mar-1938 23-Jun-2003 First black Mayor of Atlanta
Jeff Jacoby
Columnist
10-Feb-1959   Boston Globe columnist
James F. Jeffrey
Diplomat
1946   US Ambassador to Iraq
A. Elizabeth Jones
Diplomat
1948   US Ambassador to Kazakhstan, 1995-98
Thomas W. Jones
Business
1949   President of TIAA-CREF, 1993-97
Barbara Jordan
Politician
21-Feb-1936 17-Jan-1996 Gave 1976 Democratic keynote speech
Stanley Kamel
Actor
1-Jan-1943 8-Apr-2008 Dr. Kroger on Monk
Sean Kanan
Actor
2-Nov-1966   The Bold and the Beautiful
Bruce Karatz
Business
1945   CEO of KB Home, 1986-2006
Charlie Kaufman
Screenwriter
20-Sep-1958   Being John Malkovich, Adaptation
David E. Kelley
Film/TV Producer
4-Apr-1956   L. A. Law
Yunjin Kim
Actor
7-Nov-1973   Sun Kwon on Lost
Martin Luther King
Activist
15-Jan-1929 4-Apr-1968 Pacifist civil rights activist
Franz Kline
Painter
23-May-1910 13-May-1962 Abstract expressionist painter
Robert A. Knox
Business
c. 1951   Cornerstone Equity Investors
Warren Kole
Actor
23-Sep-1977   Wes Mitchell on Common Law
Mary Anne Krupsak
Politician
26-Mar-1932   Lt. Governor of New York, 1975-78
Jhumpa Lahiri
Author
11-Jul-1967   Interpreter of Maladies
Donald Lambro
Journalist
14-Jul-1940   Washington Times
Louis E. Lataif
Business
c. 1939   Management Dean, Boston University
Carol A. Leary
Educator
c. 1947   President of Bay Path College
Fred Leuchter, Jr.
Inventor
1943   Execution technologist, hero to neo-Nazis
Richard A. Licht
Politician
25-Mar-1948   Lt. Governor of Rhode Island, 1985-89
Hadassah Lieberman
Relative
Mar-1948   Wife of Joseph Lieberman
Gary Locke
Politician
21-Jan-1950   US Ambassador to China
Sandra L. Lynch
Judge
31-Jul-1946   1st Circuit Court of Appeals
Barry Lynn
Activist
1948   Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Tom Magliozzi
Radio Personality
28-Jun-1937   "Don't drive like my brother"
Marc Maron
Comic
27-Sep-1963   What the F*ck?
Jim Marshall
Politician
31-Mar-1948   Congressman from Georgia, 2003-11
Albert Maysles
Film Director
26-Nov-1926   Documentary filmmaker
David Maysles
Film Director
10-Jan-1932 3-Jan-1987 Documentary filmmaker
Peter McCausland
Business
c. 1949   CEO of Airgas
William P. McCormick
Diplomat
18-Aug-1939   US Ambassador to New Zealand
Gabrielle K. McDonald
Judge
12-Apr-1942   US District Court Judge, Texas, 1979-88
Bob McDonnell
Politician
15-Jun-1954   Governor of Virginia
J. Howard McGrath
Government
28-Nov-1903 2-Sep-1966 US Attorney General, 1949-52
William McGurn
Government
4-Dec-1958   Chief speechwriter for Bush, 2005-08
Keith McHenry
Activist
1957   Food Not Bombs
Thomas J. McIntyre
Politician
20-Feb-1915 8-Aug-1992 US Senator from New Hampshire, 1962-79
John S. McKiernan
Politician
15-Oct-1911 9-Mar-1997 Governor of Rhode Island, 1950-51
Shane McMahon
Wrestling
15-Jan-1970   EVP Global Media of WWE
Stephanie McMahon
Wrestling
24-Sep-1976   VP Creative Writing of WWE
Thomas M. Messer
Curator
9-Feb-1920 15-May-2013 Director of the Guggenheim, 1961-88
David A. Metzner
Lobbyist
?   Lobbyist, American Continental Group
Dirk Meyer
Business
1962   President and COO of AMD
Lawrence N. Mondry
Business
c. 1960   CEO of CSK Auto
Julianne Moore
Actor
3-Dec-1960   Boogie Nights, Short Cuts
Connie Morella
Politician
12-Feb-1931   Congresswoman from Maryland, 1987-2003
F. Bradford Morse
Politician
7-Aug-1921 18-Dec-1994 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1961-72
Markos Moulitsas
Blogger
11-Sep-1971   Daily Kos webmaster
David C. Mulford
Business
1937   US Ambassador to India, 2004-09
Alicia H. Munnell
Economist
12-Jun-1942   Council of Economic Advisers, 1996-97
Rick Nevin
Economist
?   ICF Consulting Group
Nancy S. Newcomb
Business
c. 1946   Former Citigroup executive
Jaime Ray Newman
Actor
2-Apr-1978   Kat Gardener on Eastwick
Joe Nocera
Columnist
6-May-1952   Business columnist, NYT
John A. Notte, Jr.
Politician
3-May-1909 7-Mar-1983 Governor of Rhode Island, 1961-63
Rosie O'Donnell
Talk Show Host
21-Mar-1962   The Rosie O'Donnell Show
Bill O'Reilly
Talk Show Host
10-Sep-1949   The O'Reilly Factor
Candy M. Obourn
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Active Healthcare, Inc.
James F. Orr III
Business
c. 1943   CEO of UNUM Corporation, 1987-99
Peter Paige
Actor
10-Apr-1968   Emmett on Queer as Folk
Barbara J. Pariente
Judge
24-Dec-1948   Justice, Florida Supreme Court
Robert B. Parker
Novelist
17-Sep-1932 18-Jan-2010 Spenser
Estelle Parsons
Actor
20-Nov-1927   Character and TV actress
Norman Vincent Peale
Religion
31-May-1898 24-Dec-1993 The Power of Positive Thinking
John Perkins
Activist
28-Jan-1945   Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Ethan Phillips
Actor
8-Feb-1955   Neelix on Star Trek: Voyager
Irving Picard
Attorney
c. 1941   Overseeing Madoff recoupment
C. A. Lance Piccolo
Business
c. 1940   HealthPic Consultants
Christine A. Poon
Business
c. 1951   Vice Chairman, Johnson & Johnson
Elizabeth Clare Prophet
Religion
8-Apr-1939 15-Oct-2009 Church Universal and Triumphant
Allen I. Questrom
Business
13-Apr-1941   CEO of JC Penney, 2000-04
Beryl B. Raff
Business
c. 1950   EVP at JC Penney
Emily K. Rafferty
Administrator
c. 1949   President, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Kim Raver
Actor
15-Mar-1969   Audrey Raines on 24
Shari Redstone
Business
14-Apr-1954   President of National Amusements
Paul Reubens
Actor
27-Aug-1952   Pee-wee Herman
Dennis J. Roberts
Politician
8-Apr-1903 30-Jun-1994 Governor of Rhode Island, 1951-59
Elizabeth H. Roberts
Politician
17-Apr-1957   Lt. Governor of Rhode Island
Kim Stanley Robinson
Novelist
23-Mar-1952   Mars Trilogy
Chase T. Rogers
Judge
12-Nov-1956   Connecticut Chief Justice
Jeffrey Ross
Comic
13-Sep-1965   Roastmaster General
Joe Roth
Business
13-Jun-1948   Revolution Studios, former Disney CEO
Michael I. Roth
Business
c. 1946   CEO of Interpublic Group
Harold Russell
Actor
14-Jan-1914 29-Jan-2002 The Best Years of Our Lives
Oscar Arias Sanchez
Head of State
13-Sep-1941   President of Costa Rica
William Schwartz
Business
6-May-1933   Dean of Boston University Law, 1980-88
Sam Seder
Radio Personality
28-Nov-1966   Majority Report podcast
Anne Sexton
Poet
9-Nov-1928 4-Oct-1974 Live or Die
Paul Shanley
Religion
25-Jan-1931   Molesting priest
Anna Howard Shaw
Activist
14-Feb-1847 2-Jul-1919 National American Women's Suffrage Association
Adrienne Shelly
Actor
24-Jun-1966 1-Nov-2006 Waitress
Wilmar H. Shiras
Novelist
23-Sep-1908 23-Dec-1990 Children of the Atom
Willow B. Shire
Business
c. 1948   Orchard Consulting Group
Chet Simmons
Business
11-Jul-1928 25-Mar-2010 President of ESPN, 1979-82
John F. Smith, Jr.
Business
6-Apr-1938   CEO of General Motors, 1992-2000
Jay Snyder
Business
c. 1961   HBJ Investments
Robert T. Stafford
Politician
8-Aug-1913 23-Dec-2006 Governor and Senator from Vermont
Neal Stephenson
Novelist
31-Oct-1959   Snow Crash
Howard Stern
Radio Personality
12-Jan-1954   The King of All Media
Louis Wade Sullivan
Government
3-Nov-1933   US Secretary of HHS, 1989-93
Marcy Syms
Business
c. 1951   Syms Corporation
Thomas J. Szkutak
Business
c. 1961   CFO of Amazon
Robert S. Taubman
Business
c. 1953   CEO of Taubman Centers
Helen B. Taussig
Doctor
24-May-1898 20-May-1986 Mother of pediatric cardiology
Laurie J. Thompson
Business
c. 1958   Prism Venture Partners
Mary Timony
Musician
c. 1970   Frontwoman for Helium
Marisa Tomei
Actor
4-Dec-1964   My Cousin Vinny
Juan R. Torruella
Judge
7-Jun-1933   1st Circuit Court of Appeals
Nina Totenberg
Journalist
14-Jan-1944   NPR reporter
Liz Trotta
Journalist
28-Mar-1937   Fox News contributor
Niki Tsongas
Politician
26-Apr-1946   Congresswoman, Massachusetts 5th
Robert W. Upton
Politician
3-Feb-1884 28-Apr-1972 US Senator from New Hampshire, 1953-54
Abraham Verghese
Doctor
30-May-1955   My Own Country
Linda Vester
Talk Show Host
11-Jun-1965   Fox News Channel talk show host
Edward S. Walker
Diplomat
13-Jun-1940   US Ambassador to Israel, 1997-99
David I. Walsh
Politician
11-Nov-1872 11-Jun-1947 Governor and Senator from Massachusetts
Paul F. Walsh
Business
c. 1950   CEO of eFunds
Cynthia Watros
Actor
2-Sep-1968   Erin Fitzpatrick on Titus
Michael Weatherly
Actor
8-Jul-1968   Navy NCIS
Clifton R. Wharton
Diplomat
11-May-1899 23-Apr-1983 First Black Career US Ambassador
Ashley Williams
Actor
12-Nov-1978   Good Morning Miami
Frank J. Williams
Judge
24-Aug-1940   Rhode Island Chief Justice
John F. Williams, Jr.
Business
c. 1948   VP Health Affairs, George Washington University
Alfre Woodard
Actor
8-Nov-1953   K-PAX
Edward J. Zander
Business
12-Jan-1947   CEO of Motorola, 2004-07

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Brooks Adams
Historian
24-Jun-1848 13-Feb-1927 The Law of Civilization and Decay
Ann Althouse
Blogger
12-Jan-1951   Political blogger, legal scholar
Isaac Asimov
Author
2-Jan-1920 6-Apr-1992 Foundation
Chuck Babington
Journalist
?   Washington Post political editor
Andrew J. Bacevich
Historian
5-Jul-1947   American Empire
Saul Bellow
Novelist
10-Jun-1915 5-Apr-2005 The Adventures of Augie March
William Bennett
Government
31-Jul-1943   Former Drug Czar and gambling man
David Brudnoy
Radio Personality
5-Jun-1940 8-Dec-2004 Boston talk radio host
Deepak Chopra
Author
22-Oct-1946   Ageless Body, Timeless Mind
Charles F. Dunbar
Diplomat
1-Apr-1931   US Ambassador to Yemen, 1988-91
Hermann Eilts
Diplomat
23-Mar-1922 12-Oct-2006 US Ambassador to Egypt, 1973-79
Arthur Fiedler
Conductor
17-Dec-1894 10-Jul-1979 Conductor of the Boston Pops
Lukas Foss
Conductor
15-Aug-1922 1-Feb-2009 Director, Buffalo Philharmonic, 1963-71
Norman Dello Joio
Composer
24-Jan-1913 24-Jul-2008 Meditation on Ecclesiastes
Steven T. Katz
Author
12-Aug-1944   Professor of Religion
Sandra L. Lynch
Judge
31-Jul-1946   1st Circuit Court of Appeals
Lynn Margulis
Biologist
5-Mar-1935 22-Nov-2011 Origin of eukaryotic organelles
Albert Maysles
Film Director
26-Nov-1926   Documentary filmmaker
F. Bradford Morse
Politician
7-Aug-1921 18-Dec-1994 Congressman from Massachusetts, 1961-72
Robert B. Parker
Novelist
17-Sep-1932 18-Jan-2010 Spenser
Gregory Pincus
Scientist
9-Apr-1903 22-Aug-1967 Inventor of oral contraceptives
Michael Pinto-Duschinsky
Scholar
1943   Political scientist
Frances Fox Piven
Activist
10-Oct-1932   Regulating The Poor
William Schwartz
Business
6-May-1933   Dean of Boston University Law, 1980-88
Anne Sexton
Poet
9-Nov-1928 4-Oct-1974 Live or Die
Osamu Shimomura
Chemist
27-Aug-1928   Green Fluorescent Protein
Albert Spalding
Violinist
15-Aug-1888 26-May-1953 American violin virtuoso
Louis Wade Sullivan
Government
3-Nov-1933   US Secretary of HHS, 1989-93
Derek Walcott
Poet
23-Jan-1930   In a Green Night
Allen Weinstein
Historian
1-Sep-1937   US National Archivist
Elie Wiesel
Activist
30-Sep-1928   Anti-Holocaust and human-rights activist
Howard Zinn
Historian
24-Aug-1922 27-Jan-2010 A People's History of the United States

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert A. Brown
Educator
22-Jul-1951   President, Boston University
Robert J. Brown
Business
26-Feb-1935   Founder of B&C Associates, Inc.
Sarah Caldwell
Conductor
6-Mar-1924 23-Mar-2006 Opera Company of Boston
Gerald Cassidy
Government
c. 1940   Cassidy & Associates
Hermann Eilts
Diplomat
23-Mar-1922 12-Oct-2006 US Ambassador to Egypt, 1973-79
Nancy H. Ely-Raphel
Diplomat
1937   US Ambassador to Slovenia, 1998-2001
Abraham Gosman
Business
1928   Palm Beach nursing home magnate
J. Peter Grace
Business
25-May-1913 19-Apr-1995 W.R. Grace scion
Karen Elliott House
Journalist
7-Dec-1947   Publisher, Wall Street Journal, 2002-06
Luci Baines Johnson
Relative
2-Jul-1947   Daughter of LBJ
Jeffrey Katzenberg
Business
21-Dec-1950   Produced Shrek
Robert A. Knox
Business
c. 1951   Cornerstone Equity Investors
Louis E. Lataif
Business
c. 1939   Management Dean, Boston University
William Schwartz
Business
6-May-1933   Dean of Boston University Law, 1980-88
John Silber
Educator
15-Aug-1926 27-Sep-2012 President of Boston University, 1971-96
John F. Smith, Jr.
Business
6-Apr-1938   CEO of General Motors, 1992-2000
Stephen Joel Trachtenberg
Educator
c. 1937   GWU President, 1988-2007

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Rick Pitino
Basketball
18-Sep-1952   Head Coach, University of Louisville
Jerry Sandusky
Football
26-Jan-1944   Penn State Coach, convicted molester
Tony Sparano
Football
7-Oct-1961   Head Coach, Miami Dolphins, 2008-11


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