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Brigham Young University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Provo, UT

Founding Date:
16-Oct-1875

Team:
Cougars

Enrollment:
32,400

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Rick Aguilera
Baseball
31-Dec-1961   Former MLB Pitcher, Minnesota Twins
W. Steve Albrecht
Educator
c. 1949   Accounting Professor at BYU
Stephen H. Anderson
Judge
12-Jan-1932   10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1985-2001
Norman H. Bangerter
Politician
4-Jan-1933   Governor of Utah, 1985-93
Ezra Taft Benson
Religion
4-Aug-1899 30-May-1994 President of the Mormon Church, 1985-94
Brian Billick
Football
28-Feb-1954   Head Coach, Baltimore Ravens, 1999-2007
Lynn R. Blodgett
Business
1955   CEO of Affiliated Computer Services
Don Bluth
Cartoonist
13-Sep-1937   Ex-Disney, created Fievel, Dragon's Lair
Wayne C. Booth
Critic
22-Feb-1921 10-Oct-2005 The Rhetoric of Fiction
Paul D. Boyer
Chemist
31-Jul-1918   ATP process
Tim Bridgewater
Business
c. 1963   Venture capitalist
M. Anthony Burns
Business
1-Nov-1942   CEO of Ryder System, 1983-2000
Jay Bybee
Judge
27-Oct-1953   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Chris Cannon
Politician
20-Oct-1950   Congressman from Utah, 1997-2009
Orson Scott Card
Novelist
24-Aug-1951   Ender's Game
Kim B. Clark
Business
20-Mar-1949   President of BYU-Idaho
Jane Clayson
Journalist
25-Apr-1967   Host of The Early Show 1999-02
Michael Crapo
Politician
20-May-1951   US Senator from Idaho
C. Webb Crockett
Attorney
c. 1936   Partner, Fennemore Craig
Lacy J. Dalton
Singer/Songwriter
13-Oct-1948   Crazy Blue Eyes
Ty Detmer
Football
30-Oct-1967   Heisman Trophy Winner, 1990
Matthew B. Durrant
Judge
?   Justice, Utah Supreme Court
Larry EchoHawk
Politician
2-Aug-1948   Head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs
Aaron Eckhart
Actor
12-Mar-1968   Chad In the Company of Men
LaVell Edwards
Football
11-Oct-1930   BYU Head Football Coach, 1972-2000
Mireille Enos
Actor
22-Sep-1975   Sarah Linden on The Killing
Eni Faleomavaega
Politician
15-Aug-1943   Congressman, American Samoa
Philo Farnsworth
Inventor
19-Aug-1906 11-Mar-1971 Inventor of electronic television
Jeff Flake
Politician
31-Dec-1962   Congressman, Arizona 6th
Timothy Flanigan
Government
16-May-1953   Would-be Deputy US Attorney General
Enid Greene
Politician
5-Jun-1958   Congresswoman from Utah, 1995-97
Thomas B. Griffith
Judge
5-Jul-1954   US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
Orrin Hatch
Politician
22-Mar-1934   US Senator from Utah
Jon Heder
Actor
26-Oct-1977   Napoleon Dynamite
Gary R. Herbert
Politician
7-May-1947   Governor of Utah
Tom Holmoe
Football
7-Mar-1960   BYU Athletic Director
Ken Jennings
TV Personality
23-May-1974   $2.5 Million Jeopardy! Contestant
Deborah K. Jones
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Kuwait
Kent A. Jordan
Judge
24-Oct-1957   3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
Raúl Labrador
Politician
8-Dec-1967   Congressman, Idaho 1st
Neil LaBute
Film Director
19-Mar-1963   In the Company of Men
Mike Leach
Football
9-Mar-1961   Football Coach, Washington State University
Michael S. Lee
Politician
4-Jun-1971   US Senator from Utah
Rex Lee
Attorney
27-Feb-1935 11-Mar-1996 US Solicitor General, 1981-85
Darl McBride
Business
c. 1960   President and CEO of SCO
Monroe G. McKay
Judge
30-May-1928   10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1977-93
Buck McKeon
Politician
9-Sep-1938   Congressman, California 25th
Jim McMahon
Football
21-Aug-1959   Retired NFL Quarterback
Stephenie Meyer
Novelist
24-Dec-1973   Author of Twilight series
Johnny Miller
Golf
29-Apr-1947   Golf commentator
Matthew Modine
Actor
22-Mar-1959   Joker in Full Metal Jacket
Thomas S. Monson
Religion
21-Aug-1927   President of the Mormon Church
Dale Murphy
Baseball
12-Mar-1956   National League MVP, 1982 and 1983
Gregory J. Newell
Diplomat
30-Aug-1949   US Ambassador to Sweden, 1985-89
Culbert L. Olson
Politician
7-Nov-1876 13-Apr-1962 Governor of California, 1939-43
Bill Orton
Politician
22-Sep-1948 18-Apr-2009 Congressman from Utah, 1991-97
Ron Packard
Politician
19-Jan-1931   Congressman from California, 1983-2001
Boyd K. Packer
Religion
10-Sep-1924   Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Richard A. Paez
Judge
5-May-1947   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Roger B. Porter
Educator
19-Jun-1946   Professor, Kennedy School of Government
Stephen D. Quinn
Business
c. 1956   Former Partner, Goldman Sachs
Randall R. Rader
Judge
21-Apr-1949   US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Kevin Rahm
Actor
7-Jan-1971   Kyle McCarty on Judging Amy
Kenneth A. Randall
Business
22-Jun-1927   Chairman of the FDIC, 1965-70
James W. Rawlings
Business
12-Oct-1929   President of Union Carbide South Africa, 1979-86
Andy Reid
Football
19-Mar-1958   Coach, Kansas City Chiefs
M. LaVoy Robison
Business
6-Sep-1935   Executive Director, Anschutz Foundation
Kevin Rollins
Business
c. 1953   CEO of Dell Computer, 2004-07
Ann Romney
First Lady
16-Apr-1949   Wife of Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney
Politician
12-Mar-1947   Governor of Massachusetts, 2003-07
Matt Salmon
Politician
21-Jan-1958   Congressman from Arizona, 1995-2001
Roger W. Sant
Business
c. 1930   Billionaire, AES
Karen Shepherd
Politician
5-Jul-1940   Congresswoman from Utah, 1993-95
Mark Skousen
Economist
c. 1948   Forecasts & Strategies
Gordon Smith
Politician
25-May-1952   US Senator from Oregon, 1997-2009
Milan D. Smith, Jr.
Judge
19-May-1942   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
N. Randy Smith
Judge
11-Aug-1949   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Reed Smoot
Politician
10-Jan-1862 9-Feb-1941 Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act
Nick Udall
Politician
23-Jul-1913 15-Jun-2005 Mayor of Phoenix, 1948-52
Frank VanderSloot
Business
14-Aug-1948   Melaleuca CEO
Olene Walker
Politician
15-Nov-1930   Governor of Utah, 2003-05
David N. Weidman
Business
23-May-1955   CEO of Celanese
Mike Weir
Golf
12-May-1970   Winner of 2003 Masters
Johnny Whitaker
Actor
13-Dec-1959   Jody on Family Affair
Marie Windsor
Actor
11-Dec-1919 10-Dec-2000 The Killing
Michael K. Young
Educator
c. 1950   President, University of Utah
Steve Young
Football
11-Oct-1961   49ers Quarterback

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
W. Steve Albrecht
Educator
c. 1949   Accounting Professor at BYU
Christine M. Durham
Judge
3-Aug-1945   Utah Chief Justice
Matthew B. Durrant
Judge
?   Justice, Utah Supreme Court
Larry EchoHawk
Politician
2-Aug-1948   Head of the Bureau of Indian Affairs
Gordon Gee
Educator
2-Feb-1944   President, Ohio State University
H. Tracy Hall
Chemist
20-Oct-1919 25-Jul-2008 Synthetic diamonds
Howard C. Nielson
Politician
12-Sep-1924   Congressman from Utah, 1983-91
Cleon Skousen
Activist
20-Jan-1913 9-Jan-2006 The Naked Communist
Michael J. Wilkins
Judge
1948   Justice, Utah Supreme Court
Richard B. Wirthlin
Business
15-Mar-1931 16-Mar-2011 Pollster for Ronald Reagan

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
W. Steve Albrecht
Educator
c. 1949   Accounting Professor at BYU
Ezra Taft Benson
Religion
4-Aug-1899 30-May-1994 President of the Mormon Church, 1985-94
Thomas B. Griffith
Judge
5-Jul-1954   US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit
Rex Lee
Attorney
27-Feb-1935 11-Mar-1996 US Solicitor General, 1981-85
Richard E. Marriott
Business
1939   Billionaire, Chairman of Host Hotels
Gregory J. Newell
Diplomat
30-Aug-1949   US Ambassador to Sweden, 1985-89
Boyd K. Packer
Religion
10-Sep-1924   Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
M. LaVoy Robison
Business
6-Sep-1935   Executive Director, Anschutz Foundation
Cecil O. Samuelson
Educator
1-Aug-1941   President, Brigham Young University
Cleon Skousen
Activist
20-Jan-1913 9-Jan-2006 The Naked Communist

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
LaVell Edwards
Football
11-Oct-1930   BYU Head Football Coach, 1972-2000
Mike Holmgren
Football
15-Jun-1948   President, Cleveland Browns
Tom Holmoe
Football
7-Mar-1960   BYU Athletic Director
Bronco Mendenhall
Football
21-Feb-1966   BYU Head Coach


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