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Ohio State University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Columbus, OH

Founding Date:
1870

Motto:
Disciplina in civitatem

Team:
Buckeyes

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Lee Adams
Songwriter
14-Aug-1924   Bye Bye Birdie
Michael F. Adams
Educator
c. 1948   President, University of Georgia
Donna M. Alvarado
Business
8-Nov-1948   Aguila International
Richard Dean Anderson
Actor
23-Jan-1950   MacGyver
Jean Ashbrook
Politician
21-Sep-1934   Congresswoman from Ohio, 1982-83
John M. Ashbrook
Politician
21-Sep-1928 24-Apr-1982 Congressman from Ohio, 1961-82
Thomas W. Ludlow Ashley
Politician
11-Jan-1923 15-Jun-2010 Congressman from Ohio, 1955-81
Howard I. Atkins
Business
c. 1950   CFO of Wells Fargo, 2001-11
George Bellows
Painter
12-Aug-1882 8-Jan-1925 American realist painter
Budd Boetticher
Film Director
29-Jul-1916 29-Nov-2001 Seven Men From Now
John W. Bricker
Politician
6-Sep-1893 22-Mar-1986 Governor of Ohio, 1939-45
Molly Corbett Broad
Business
1941   University Chancellor
John Brockington
Football
7-Sep-1948   Green Bay Packers RB
Paul Brown
Football
7-Sep-1908 5-Aug-1991 Coach and namesake, Cleveland Browns
Sherrod Brown
Politician
9-Nov-1952   US Senator from Ohio
Earle Bruce
Football
8-Mar-1931   OSU Head Coach, 1979-87
Paul L. Brunswick
Business
c. 1940   General Management Advisory
Jack Buck
Sports Journalist
21-Aug-1924 18-Jun-2002 Voice of the Cardinals
Lois McMaster Bujold
Novelist
2-Nov-1949   The Vorkosigan Saga
Kenneth Burke
Critic
5-May-1897 19-Nov-1993 Language as Symbolic Action
Carl T. Camden
Business
c. 1954   CEO of Kelly Services
Milton Caniff
Cartoonist
28-Feb-1907 3-Apr-1988 Terry and the Pirates
Thomas Carper
Politician
23-Jan-1947   US Senator from Delaware
Cris Carter
Football
25-Nov-1965   Former NFL wide receiver
William H. Carter
Business
c. 1954   CFO of Hexion Specialty Chemicals
Howard "Hopalong" Cassady
Football
2-Mar-1934   Winner, 1955 Heisman Trophy
Timothy Y. Chen
Business
c. 1956   Microsoft CEO Greater China Region
Glenn C. Christenson
Business
c. 1949   CFO of Station Casinos, 1989-2007
Peter A. Cohen
Business
c. 1946   CEO of Shearson Lehman, 1983-90
Christopher M. Connor
Business
c. 1956   CEO of Sherwin-Williams
James C. Cotting
Business
c. 1933   CEO of Navistar International, 1987-95
Chester A. Crocker
Government
29-Oct-1941   Asst. Secy. State, African Affairs, 1981-89
Ralph S. Cunningham
Business
c. 1941   CEO of CITGO, 1995-97
Jeffrey Dahmer
Criminal
21-May-1960 28-Nov-1994 Homosexual serial killer cannibal
Gary J. Daichendt
Business
c. 1951   EVP at Cisco, 1998-2000
Clayton C. Daley, Jr.
Business
c. 1951   Vice Chairman of Procter & Gamble
Thomas A. Dattilo
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Cooper Tire & Rubber, 2000-06
Gail Deegan
Business
c. 1946   CFO of Houghton Mifflin, 1996-2001
Howard Deutch
Film Director
14-Sep-1950   Pretty in Pink
Grant Devine
Politician
5-Jul-1944   Premier of Saskatchewan, 1982-91
Kenneth B. Dunn
Business
2-Nov-1951   Dean, Tepper School of Business, CMU
David W. Dyer
Judge
28-Jun-1910 7-Jun-1998 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1966-76
Harlan Ellison
Author
27-May-1934   I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream
John F. Finn
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Gardner, Inc.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Author
17-Feb-1879 9-Nov-1958 Understood Betsy
Max M. Fisher
Business
15-Jul-1908 3-Mar-2005 Gas station tycoon
Paul J. Flory
Chemist
19-Jun-1910 9-Sep-1985 Studied polymers
Randall M. Fort
Government
4-Jul-1956   Asst. Secy. State for Intelligence
William A. Fowler
Astronomer
9-Aug-1911 14-Mar-1995 Element generation within stars
Mark P. Frissora
Business
c. 1956   CEO of The Hertz Corporation
Marcia Fudge
Politician
29-Oct-1952   Congresswoman, Ohio 11th
Michael J. Gade
Business
c. 1952   Challance Group
Jake Gaither
Football
11-Apr-1903 18-Feb-1994 Head Coach, Florida A&M, 1945-69
Eddie George
Football
24-Sep-1973   Dallas Cowboys RB
Bob Gibbs
Politician
14-Jun-1964   Congressman, Ohio 18th
Sid Gillman
Football
26-Oct-1911 3-Jan-2003 NFL Coach, Hall of Famer
Ira Glasser
Activist
1938   ACLU Executive Director, 1978-2001
Don R. Graber
Business
c. 1943   CEO of Huffy, 1997-2004
Randy Gradishar
Football
3-Mar-1952   Denver Broncos LB
David Graf
Actor
16-Apr-1950 7-Apr-2001 Movie, TV and videogame work
Archie Griffin
Football
21-Aug-1954   Winner, 1974 and 1975 Heisman Trophy
Ray J. Groves
Business
c. 1935   CEO of Ernst & Young, 1977-94
Lou Groza
Football
25-Jan-1924 29-Nov-2000 With Cleveland Browns for 21 years
David P. Gruber
Business
c. 1942   Wyman-Gordon Company
Edward E. Hagenlocker
Business
c. 1940   Vice Chairman of Ford, 1996-99
Nancy H. Handel
Business
c. 1950   CFO of Applied Materials, 2004-06
John Havlicek
Basketball
8-Apr-1940   Boston Celtic, Hall of Famer
Woody Hayes
Football
14-Feb-1913 12-Mar-1987 OSU Head Coach, 1951-78
Wayne L. Hays
Politician
13-May-1911 13-Feb-1989 Congressman from Ohio, 1949-76
Patricia Heaton
Actor
4-Mar-1958   Wife Debra on Everybody Loves Raymond
Eileen Heckart
Actor
29-Mar-1919 31-Dec-2001 Butterflies Are Free
Chester Himes
Author
19-Jul-1909 12-Nov-1984 Lonely Crusade
Jerry Hirshberg
Designer
1939   Nissan's design chief, 1980-2000
David Hobson
Politician
17-Oct-1936   Congressman, Ohio 7th
Santonio Holmes
Football
30-Mar-1984   New York Jets WR
Les Horvath
Football
12-Oct-1921 14-Nov-1995 Winner, 1944 Heisman Trophy
Paul Iams
Business
11-Aug-1915 26-Oct-2004 Pet food manufacturer
Vic Janowicz
Football
26-Jan-1930 27-Feb-1996 Winner, 1950 Heisman Trophy
Jim Jordan
Politician
17-Feb-1964   Congressman, Ohio 4th
Vyomesh Joshi
Business
c. 1956   EVP Imaging & Printing, Hewlett-Packard
Donald Kagan
Historian
1-May-1932   The Great Dialogue
Melina Kanakaredes
Actor
23-Apr-1967   Det. Bonasera on CSI: NY
John Kasich
Politician
13-May-1952   Governor of Ohio
Charles Keating
Business
4-Dec-1923   Morality crusader, white-collar swindler
Jeffrey D. Kelly
Business
1953   Vice Chairman of National City
John W. Kessler
Business
c. 1936   John W. Kessler Company
Charles F. Kettering
Engineer
29-Aug-1876 25-Nov-1958 Invented the electric starter
Mary Jo Kilroy
Politician
30-Apr-1949   Congresswoman from Ohio, 2009-11
Albert Kingsbury
Engineer
23-Dec-1863 28-Jul-1943 Kingsbury thrust bearing
Willard M. Kiplinger
Journalist
8-Jan-1891 6-Aug-1967 Kiplinger Washington Editors
Ron Klein
Politician
10-Jul-1957   Congressman from Florida, 2007-11
Bobby Knight
Basketball
25-Oct-1940   Coach of Texas Tech and Indiana U
Foy D. Kohler
Diplomat
15-Feb-1908 23-Dec-1990 US Ambassador to USSR, 1962-66
Ernest Konnyu
Politician
17-May-1937   Congressman from California, 1987-89
Murray Krieger
Critic
27-Nov-1923 5-Aug-2000 The Play and Place of Criticism
Gregory S. Lashutka
Politician
1944   Mayor of Columbus, 1992-2000
Dante Lavelli
Football
23-Feb-1923 20-Jan-2009 Cleveland Browns Hall-of-Famer
Sung Hi Lee
Actor
1-Apr-1970   Playboy model, Actress
Curtis LeMay
Military
15-Nov-1906 1-Oct-1990 USAF General
Theodore Levitt
Economist
1-Mar-1925 28-Jun-2006 Marketing Myopia
Gary LeVox
Country Musician
10-Jul-1970   Lead singer, Rascal Flatts
Richard Lewis
Comic
29-Jun-1947   Such a nice young man
Roy Lichtenstein
Painter
27-Oct-1923 29-Sep-1997 Whaam!
William G. Lowrie
Business
c. 1944   President of Amoco, 1995-98
Jerry Lucas
Basketball
30-Mar-1940   NBA Hall of Famer
Buz Lukens
Politician
11-Feb-1931 22-May-2010 Congressman from Ohio, 1987-90
Josh Mandel
Politician
27-Sep-1977   Treasurer of Ohio
Jim Marshall
Football
30-Dec-1937   Minnesota Vikings
Bob McEwen
Politician
12-Jan-1950   Congressman from Ohio, 1981-93
Ruth McKenney
Author
18-Nov-1911 25-Jul-1972 My Sister Eileen
James F. McNulty
Business
c. 1942   President and CEO, Parsons Corp.
Chip Mellor
Activist
c. 1951   President, Institute for Justice
Susan Mernit
Business
c. 1952   Former VP of Netscape, AOL
Howard Metzenbaum
Politician
4-Jun-1917 12-Mar-2008 US Senator from Ohio, 1977-95
Armin H. Meyer
Diplomat
19-Jan-1914 13-Aug-2006 US Ambassador to Japan, 1969-72
Urban Meyer
Football
10-Jul-1964   Football Coach at Ohio State University
Judith Miller
Journalist
2-Jan-1948   Credulous NY Times WMD maven
Thomas J. Moyer
Judge
18-Apr-1939 2-Apr-2010 Ohio Chief Justice, 1987-2010
Thomas M. Murnane
Business
c. 1948   Former Partner, Price Waterhouse Coopers
William H. Natcher
Politician
11-Sep-1909 29-Mar-1994 Congressman from Kentucky, 1953-94
Bob Ney
Politician
5-Jul-1954   Congressman from Ohio, 1995-2006
Jack Nicklaus
Golf
21-Jan-1940   Golf legend, Winner of 18 Majors
Lionel L. Nowell III
Business
c. 1955   Treasurer of Pepsi
James J. O'Brien
Business
1955   CEO of Ashland
Wally O'Dell
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Diebold, 1999-2005
Ron O'Neal
Actor
1-Sep-1937 14-Jan-2004 Youngblood Priest in Superfly
C. William O'Neill
Politician
14-Feb-1916 20-Aug-1978 Governor of Ohio, 1957-59
Phil Ochs
Singer/Songwriter
19-Dec-1940 9-Apr-1976 50 Phil Ochs fans can't be wrong
Greg Oden
Basketball
22-Jan-1988   Portland Trail Blazers
Mary Oliver
Poet
10-Sep-1935   American Primitive
John Ong
Diplomat
29-Sep-1933   US Ambassador to Norway, 2002-05
Jesse Owens
Track and Field
12-Sep-1913 31-Mar-1980 Four track and field medals in 1936 Olympics
Michael Oxley
Politician
11-Feb-1944   Congressman from Ohio, 1981-2007
Cynthia Ozick
Author
17-Apr-1928   The Puttermesser Papers
Manuel T. Pacheco
Educator
c. 1940   President, University of Missouri, 1997-2003
Jim Parker
Football
3-Apr-1934 18-Jul-2005 Lineman, NFL Hall of Famer
Alan Patricof
Business
c. 1935   Apax Partners
James F. Patterson
Business
c. 1942   Patterson Fruit Farm
Bo Pelini
Football
13-Dec-1967   Head Coach, Nebraska Cornhuskers
Paul E. Pfeifer
Judge
15-Oct-1942   Justice, Ohio Supreme Court
Roy Plunkett
Chemist
26-Jun-1910 12-May-1994 Accidentally discovered Teflon
Donald Ray Pollock
Author
23-Dec-1954   The Devil All The Time
Deborah Pryce
Politician
29-Jul-1951   Congresswoman from Ohio, 1993-2009
James A. Rhodes
Politician
13-Sep-1909 4-Mar-2001 Twice Governor of Ohio
Meshulam Riklis
Business
2-Dec-1923   Corporate raider
Dana G. Rinehart
Politician
1946   Mayor of Columbus, 1984-92
James E. Rohr
Business
18-Oct-1948   CEO of PNC Financial
John A. Rolls
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Thermion Systems International, 1996-2006
Gary A. Sanders
Business
c. 1952   CEO of Wackenhut
Brian Sandoval
Politician
5-Aug-1963   Governor of Nevada
Larry Sanger
Encyclopaedist
16-Jul-1968   Co-Founder of Wikipedia
William B. Saxbe
Politician
24-Jun-1916 24-Aug-2010 US Attorney General, 1974-75
Bo Schembechler
Football
1-Apr-1929 17-Nov-2006 Michigan Wolverines Head Coach, 1969-89
John J. Schiff, Jr.
Business
c. 1943   CEO of Cincinnati Financial
Arthur M. Schlesinger
Historian
27-Feb-1888 30-Oct-1965 The Rise of the City
Alex Schoenbaum
Business
8-Aug-1915 6-Dec-1996 Founder, Shoney's
Mike Schuler
Basketball
22-Sep-1940   Former Trail Blazers, Clippers Head Coach
Bob Shamansky
Politician
18-Apr-1927 11-Aug-2011 Congressman from Ohio, 1981-83
Deven Sharma
Business
c. 1956   President of Standard & Poor's
Arden L. Shisler
Business
c. 1942   CEO of K&B Transport, 1992-2003
Fred Silverman
Film/TV Producer
13-Sep-1937   TV producer and executive
J. K. Simmons
Actor
9-Jan-1955   J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man
Troy Smith
Football
20-Jul-1984   Heisman Trophy winner, 2006
Barbara R. Snyder
Educator
23-Jul-1955   President, CWRU
Zack Space
Politician
27-Jan-1961   Congressman from Ohio, 2007-11
Frank Stanton
Business
20-Mar-1908 24-Dec-2006 President of CBS, 1946-73
George Steinbrenner
Baseball
4-Jul-1930 13-Jul-2010 Owner, New York Yankees
R. L. Stine
Author
8-Oct-1943   Goosebumps series
Steve Stivers
Politician
24-Mar-1965   Congressman, Ohio 15th
Douglas W. Stotlar
Business
c. 1960   CEO of Con-Way
Evelyn Lundberg Stratton
Judge
c. 1953   Justice, Ohio Supreme Court
Jeffrey S. Sutton
Judge
31-Oct-1960   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Jack Tatum
Football
18-Nov-1948 27-Jul-2010 The Assassin
James R. Tener
Business
c. 1950   COO of Sports Authority, 1999-2002
Lonnie Thompson
Scientist
1-Jul-1948   Paleoclimatologist, glaciologist
James Thurber
Author
8-Dec-1894 2-Nov-1961 Short story writer and cartoonist
Pat Tiberi
Politician
21-Oct-1962   Congressman, Ohio 12th
James R. Trueman
Business
25-May-1935 11-Jun-1986 Founder of Red Roof Inns
Robert C. Turner
Economist
2-Mar-1908 5-Dec-1978 Council of Economic Advisers, 1952-53
Bruce Vilanch
Author
23-Nov-1948   The fat guy who writes everyone's jokes
George Voinovich
Politician
15-Jul-1936   US Senator from Ohio
Mark L. Wagar
Business
?   President of Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Sam Waksal
Business
8-Sep-1947   CEO, ImClone
Farah M. Walters
Business
1945   CEO of UHHS, 1992-2002
Paul Warfield
Football
28-Nov-1942   NFL Hall of Famer
Faye Wattleton
Activist
8-Jul-1943   President, Planned Parenthood, 1978-92
Tom Weiskopf
Golf
9-Nov-1942   Winner, 1973 British Open
Leslie H. Wexner
Business
8-Sep-1937   CEO of Limited Brands
John A. White
Business
c. 1940   Chancellor, University of Arkansas
Bill Willis
Football
5-Oct-1921 27-Nov-2007 Cleveland Browns, NFL Hall of Famer
Robert L. Wright
Business
c. 1938   Dimension International
Chalmers P. Wylie
Politician
23-Nov-1920 14-Aug-1998 Congressman from Ohio, 1967-93
Jeff Yagher
Actor
18-Jan-1961   Kyle Bates on V
Nancy L. Zimpher
Educator
29-Oct-1946   President, University of Cincinnati

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
H. Gardner Ackley
Economist
30-Jun-1915 12-Feb-1998 US Ambassador to Italy, 1968-69
Leonard Bloomfield
Linguist
1-Apr-1887 18-Apr-1949 Structural linguistics of Tagalog
Wallace R. Brode
Chemist
12-Jun-1900 10-Aug-1974 Absorption spectra of dyes
Sherrod Brown
Politician
9-Nov-1952   US Senator from Ohio
Ernest Burgess
Sociologist
16-May-1886 27-Dec-1966 Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Leon N. Cooper
Physicist
28-Feb-1930   BCS Theory of Superconductivity
Richard Cordray
Government
3-May-1959   Acting Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Geoffrey Eglinton
Geologist
1-Nov-1927   Molecular organic geochemistry
Bernadine P. Healy
Doctor
4-Aug-1944 6-Aug-2011 President, American Red Cross, 1999-2001
Michael J. Hogan
Educator
1943   President, University of Connecticut
Arnold Kanter
Government
27-Feb-1945 10-Apr-2010 Under Secy. of State for Political Affairs, 1991-93
George Kelly
Psychologist
28-Apr-1905 6-Mar-1967 Personal Construct Theory of personality
Allen E. Koenig
Educator
11-Feb-1939 28-Aug-2012 President of Emerson College, 1979-89
David T. Kollat
Business
7-Jul-1938   VP at Limited Brands, 1976-84
Roy Lichtenstein
Painter
27-Oct-1923 29-Sep-1997 Whaam!
Robert L. Mills
Physicist
15-Apr-1927 27-Oct-1999 Subatomic particles
Carl Rogers
Psychologist
8-Jan-1902 4-Feb-1987 Non-directive theory of psychology
Arthur M. Schlesinger
Historian
27-Feb-1888 30-Oct-1965 The Rise of the City
Barbara R. Snyder
Educator
23-Jul-1955   President, CWRU
Jeffrey S. Sutton
Judge
31-Oct-1960   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Shibley Telhami
Scholar
c. 1952   Middle East scholar
Lonnie Thompson
Scientist
1-Jul-1948   Paleoclimatologist, glaciologist
Kenneth G. Wilson
Physicist
8-Jun-1936   Second-order phase transitions
Nancy L. Zimpher
Educator
29-Oct-1946   President, University of Cincinnati

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Joseph A. Alutto
Educator
c. 1940   Provost of Ohio State University
Myles Brand
Educator
17-May-1942 16-Sep-2009 President of the NCAA, 2003-09
Christopher M. Connor
Business
c. 1956   CEO of Sherwin-Williams
John F. Finn
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Gardner, Inc.
Gordon Gee
Educator
2-Feb-1944   President, Ohio State University
Bernadine P. Healy
Doctor
4-Aug-1944 6-Aug-2011 President, American Red Cross, 1999-2001
Michael J. Hogan
Educator
1943   President, University of Connecticut
C. Robert Kidder
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Borden Chemical, 1995-2002
Mitchel D. Livingston
Educator
c. 1944   Diversity Officer, University of Cincinnati
Thomas Midgley
Chemist
18-May-1889 2-Nov-1944 Ethyl gasoline, Freon
Lionel L. Nowell III
Business
c. 1955   Treasurer of Pepsi
Wally O'Dell
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Diebold, 1999-2005
John Ong
Diplomat
29-Sep-1933   US Ambassador to Norway, 2002-05
James F. Patterson
Business
c. 1942   Patterson Fruit Farm
Robert L. Rewey
Business
c. 1938   Former VP Marketing at Ford
W. Ann Reynolds
Educator
3-Nov-1937   Chancellor of CUNY, 1990-97
Alex Shumate
Attorney
1950   Partner Squire, Sanders & Dempsey
Barbara R. Snyder
Educator
23-Jul-1955   President, CWRU
Andrew A. Sorensen
Educator
20-Jul-1938 17-Apr-2011 President, University of South Carolina, 2002-08
Kathryn D. Sullivan
Astronaut
3-Oct-1951   Columbus Center for Science and Industry
Leslie H. Wexner
Business
8-Sep-1937   CEO of Limited Brands
Nancy L. Zimpher
Educator
29-Oct-1946   President, University of Cincinnati

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Randy Ayers
Basketball
16-Apr-1956   OSU Head Coach, 1989-97
Paul Brown
Football
7-Sep-1908 5-Aug-1991 Coach and namesake, Cleveland Browns
Earle Bruce
Football
8-Mar-1931   OSU Head Coach, 1979-87
Pete Carroll
Football
15-Sep-1951   Seattle Seahawks coach
Larry Coker
Football
23-Jun-1948   Miami Head Coach, 2001-06
John Cooper
Football
2-Jul-1937   OSU Head Coach, 1988-2000
Mark Dantonio
Football
9-Mar-1956   Head Coach, Michigan State
Sid Gillman
Football
26-Oct-1911 3-Jan-2003 NFL Coach, Hall of Famer
Archie Griffin
Football
21-Aug-1954   Winner, 1974 and 1975 Heisman Trophy
Walt Harris
Football
9-Nov-1946   Former NCAA coach
Woody Hayes
Football
14-Feb-1913 12-Mar-1987 OSU Head Coach, 1951-78
Lou Holtz
Football
6-Jan-1937   Head Coach, South Carolina, 1999-2004
Thad Matta
Basketball
11-Jul-1967   OSU Head Coach
Urban Meyer
Football
10-Jul-1964   Football Coach at Ohio State University
Bo Schembechler
Football
1-Apr-1929 17-Nov-2006 Michigan Wolverines Head Coach, 1969-89
Lovie Smith
Football
8-May-1958   Former Coach, Chicago Bears
Jim Tressel
Football
5-Dec-1952   Former Head Coach, Ohio State
Ron Zook
Football
28-Apr-1954   Ex-Coach, Fighting Illini


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