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Amherst College

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Coeducational in 1974.

Location:
Amherst, MA

Founding Date:
1821

Team:
Lord Jeffs

Enrollment:
1617

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John E. Abele
Business
c. 1937   Co-Founder of Boston Scientific
Herbert Baxter Adams
Historian
16-Apr-1850 30-Jul-1901 Coined term political science
Prince Albert II
Royalty
14-Mar-1958   Sovereign Prince of Monaco
Kenneth H. Bacon
Journalist
21-Nov-1944 15-Aug-2009 President of Refugees International, 2001-09
Cass Ballenger
Politician
6-Dec-1926   Congressman from North Carolina, 1986-2005
Harry Barnes
Diplomat
5-Jun-1926 9-Aug-2012 US Ambassador to Chile, 1985-88
Henry Ward Beecher
Religion
24-Jun-1813 8-Mar-1887 American Congregationalist preacher
Clarence Birdseye
Scientist
9-Dec-1886 7-Oct-1956 Frozen and dried food, wrapped in cellophane
Henry E. Bliss
Curator
29-Jan-1870 9-Aug-1955 Bliss Classification System
David M. Borden
Judge
4-Aug-1937   Justice, CT Supreme Court, 1990-2007
David F. Bradford
Economist
8-Jan-1939 22-Feb-2005 Council of Economic Advisers, 1991-93
Richard J. Braemer
Attorney
c. 1942   Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP
Dan Brown
Novelist
22-Jun-1964   The Da Vinci Code
Rob Brown
Actor
1-Mar-1984   Finding Forrester
Robert Brustein
Educator
21-Apr-1927   Founder, American Reportory Theatre
John Bates Clark
Economist
26-Jan-1847 21-Mar-1938 Philosophy of Wealth
Stephen Collins
Actor
1-Oct-1947   Rev. Eric Camden on 7th Heaven
Calvin Coolidge
Head of State
4-Jul-1872 5-Jan-1933 30th US President, 1923-29
Chris Coons
Politician
9-Sep-1963   US Senator from Delaware
Tom Davis
Politician
5-Jan-1949   Congressman, Virginia 11th
Henry T. DeNero
Business
c. 1946   CEO of HomeSpace, Inc., 1999-2000
John Deutch
Government
27-Jul-1938   CIA Director, 1995-96
Melvil Dewey
Curator
10-Dec-1851 26-Dec-1931 Dewey Decimal System
Lewis W. Douglas
Politician
2-Jul-1894 7-Mar-1974 US Ambassador to the UK, 1947-50
John W. Dower
Historian
21-Jun-1938   Embracing Defeat
Dr. Drew
Radio Personality
4-Sep-1958   Loveline
Charles Drew
Doctor
3-Jun-1904 1-Apr-1950 First to separate blood plasma
Thomas Eagleton
Politician
4-Sep-1929 4-Mar-2007 US Senator from Missouri, 1969-87
Wallace J. Eckert
Astronomer
19-Jun-1902 24-Aug-1971 First scientist hired by IBM
David Eisenhower
Author
31-Mar-1948   Camp David namesake
Dave Emory
Radio Personality
?   For the Record
Robert Fagles
Translator
11-Sep-1933 26-Mar-2008 Translator of Greek literature
Patrick J. Fitzgerald
Government
22-Dec-1960   Special Counsel for Plame case
George L. Fotiades
Business
c. 1952   COO of Cardinal Health, 2004-06
Dave Freudenthal
Politician
12-Oct-1950   Governor of Wyoming, 2003-11
Paul J. Fribourg
Business
1954   CEO of ContiGroup
Frederick H. Gillett
Politician
16-Oct-1851 31-Jul-1935 Speaker of the House, 1919-25
Stephen L. Green
Business
c. 1954   Canaan Capital Partners
James J. Grosfeld
Business
22-Jun-1937   CEO of Pulte Homes, 1974-90
Rosanne Haggerty
Administrator
c. 1960   Common Ground Community
Martin Harwit
Astronomer
9-Mar-1931   Helium-cooled rockets and infrared spectroscopy
Ulric Haynes
Diplomat
8-Jun-1931   US Ambassador to Algeria, 1977-81
Andrew R. Heinze
Educator
21-Jan-1955   Adapting to Abundance
John Michael Higgins
Actor
12-Feb-1963   The Late Shift
Martin Hoke
Politician
18-May-1952   Congressman from Ohio, 1993-97
Amos B. Hostetter, Jr.
Business
c. 1936   Billionaire, Continental Cablevision
Edwin A. Huston
Business
c. 1939   CFO of Ryder, 1979-99
J. Franklin Jameson
Historian
19-Sep-1859 28-Sep-1937 Dictionary of United States History
John B. Judis
Author
c. 1941   The Emerging Democratic Majority
Fred Karlin
Musician
16-Jun-1936 26-Mar-2004 Won Oscar for For All We Know
Alexander M. Keith
Judge
22-Nov-1928   Minnesota Chief Justice, 1990-98
Henry W. Kendall
Physicist
9-Dec-1926 15-Feb-1999 Verified existence of quarks
Douglas Kennedy
Actor
14-Sep-1915 10-Aug-1973 Steve Donovan, Western Marshal
Rushworth M. Kidder
Author
8-May-1944 5-Mar-2012 Founder, Institute for Global Ethics
Robert Lansing
Government
17-Oct-1864 30-Oct-1928 US Secretary of State, 1915-20
David M. Lawrence
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Kaiser KHFP, 1991-2002
George P. Lawrence
Politician
19-May-1859 21-Nov-1917 Congressman, committed suicide
Chris Lehane
Business
2-Jun-1967   Fabiani & Lehane
Hamish Linklater
Actor
7-Jul-1976   The New Adventures of Old Christine
Stanley Marcus
Business
20-Apr-1905 22-Jan-2002 CEO of Neiman-Marcus, 1950-72
John J. McCloy
Military
31-Mar-1895 11-Mar-1989 World Bank, Warren Commission
Richard L. McCormick
Educator
26-Dec-1947   President, Rutgers University
Charles E. Merrill
Business
19-Oct-1885 6-Oct-1956 Founder of Merrill Lynch
James Merrill
Poet
3-Mar-1926 6-Feb-1995 Nights and Days
Larry Miller
Comic
15-Oct-1953   Michael Dobson on Law & Order
Henry Morgenthau, Jr.
Government
11-May-1891 6-Feb-1967 US Secretary of the Treasury, 1934-45
Dwight Morrow
Politician
11-Jan-1873 5-Oct-1931 US Ambassador to Mexico, 1927-30
Cullen Murphy
Journalist
1-Sep-1952   Atlantic Monthly
John M. Murphy
Politician
3-Aug-1926   Congressman snagged in ABSCAM
Robert G. Neumann
Diplomat
2-Jan-1916 18-Jun-1999 US Ambassador to Afghanistan, 1969-73
Edward N. Ney
Business
26-May-1925   CEO of Young & Rubicam, 1970-86
Warren Olney
Radio Personality
?   LA radio host, To the Point
Frits van Paasschen
Business
c. 1961   CEO of Starwood Hotels
George A. Papandreou
Head of State
16-Jun-1952   Prime Minister of Greece, 2009-11
Talcott Parsons
Sociologist
13-Dec-1902 8-May-1979 The Structure of Social Action
Edmund S. Phelps
Economist
26-Jul-1933   Golden Rules of Economic Growth
Richard Poirier
Critic
9-Sep-1925 15-Aug-2009 Raritan, A Quarterly Review
Hugh B. Price
Activist
1941   President of the Urban League, 1994-2003
Robert Purvis
Activist
4-Aug-1810 15-Apr-1898 President of the Underground Railroad
Bert W. Rein
Attorney
c. 1939   Wiley Rein & Fielding
David O. Russell
Film Director
20-Aug-1958   I Heart Huckabees
H. Jay Sarles
Business
c. 1945   Vice Chairman of Fleet Boston, 1999-2004
Eric Schneiderman
Government
31-Dec-1954   Attorney General of New York
Talcott W. Seelye
Diplomat
6-Mar-1922 8-Jun-2006 US Ambassador to Syria, 1979-81
George L. Shinn
Business
12-Mar-1923   CEO of First Boston, 1975-83
Bertrand H. Snell
Politician
9-Dec-1870 2-Feb-1958 Congressman from New York, 1915-39
Ralph Z. Sorenson
Business
c. 1934   President of Babson College, 1974-81
Francis X. Spina
Judge
13-Nov-1946   Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Court
Joseph Stiglitz
Economist
9-Feb-1943   Ex-Chief Economist of the World Bank
Harlan Fiske Stone
Judge
11-Oct-1872 22-Apr-1946 US Supreme Court Justice, 1925-46
David Suzuki
Naturalist
24-Mar-1936   Television nature host
David L. Swift
Business
c. 1959   Senior Whirlpool executive
John F. Swope
Business
c. 1939   President of Chubb, 1980-94
Teller
Magician
14-Feb-1948   The nonspeaking half of Penn and Teller
John G. Turner
Business
3-Oct-1939   Hillcrest Capital Partners
Stansfield Turner
Government
1-Dec-1923   CIA Director, 1977-81
Scott Turow
Novelist
12-Apr-1949   Presumed Innocent
Francis Henry Underwood
Author
12-Jan-1825 7-Aug-1894 Quabbin: The Story of a Small Town
Harold E. Varmus
Scientist
18-Dec-1939   Genetic causes of cancer
Francis A. Walker
Economist
2-Jul-1840 5-Jan-1897 The Wages Question
David Foster Wallace
Novelist
21-Feb-1962 12-Sep-2008 Infinite Jest
David H. Wasserman
Business
c. 1967   Partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Seth H. Waugh
Business
?   CEO of Deutsche Bank Americas
William Webster
Government
6-Mar-1924   FBI Director 1978-87, CIA Director 1987-91
William F. Whiting
Business
20-Jul-1864 31-Aug-1936 US Commerce Secretary, 1928-29
Richard Wilbur
Poet
1-Mar-1921   Second U.S. Poet Laureate
Jeffrey Wright
Actor
7-Dec-1965   Basquiat

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Harry Elmer Barnes
Historian
15-Jun-1889 25-Aug-1968 American conspiracy theorist
John Bates Clark
Economist
26-Jan-1847 21-Mar-1938 Philosophy of Wealth
Henry Steele Commager
Historian
25-Oct-1902 2-Mar-1998 The American Mind
Lewis W. Douglas
Politician
2-Jul-1894 7-Mar-1974 US Ambassador to the UK, 1947-50
Alfred Kazin
Critic
5-Jun-1915 5-Jun-1998 On Native Grounds
Anthony Lake
Government
2-Apr-1939   Clinton's National Security Advisor
Hermann J. Muller
Scientist
21-Dec-1890 5-Apr-1967 Genetic effects of radiation
Caryl Phillips
Novelist
13-Mar-1958   Crossing the River
Walter W. Stewart
Economist
1885 Mar-1958 Council of Economic Advisers, 1953-55
Thorstein Veblen
Economist
30-Jul-1857 3-Aug-1929 The Theory of the Leisure Class

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Melvil Dewey
Curator
10-Dec-1851 26-Dec-1931 Dewey Decimal System
Rosanne Haggerty
Administrator
c. 1960   Common Ground Community
Amos B. Hostetter, Jr.
Business
c. 1936   Billionaire, Continental Cablevision
Anthony W. Marx
Educator
28-Feb-1959   President, Amherst College
Cullen Murphy
Journalist
1-Sep-1952   Atlantic Monthly
Edward N. Ney
Business
26-May-1925   CEO of Young & Rubicam, 1970-86
James H. Scott
Business
c. 1943   Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Talcott W. Seelye
Diplomat
6-Mar-1922 8-Jun-2006 US Ambassador to Syria, 1979-81
George L. Shinn
Business
12-Mar-1923   CEO of First Boston, 1975-83
Joan Spero
Diplomat
2-Oct-1944   Under Secretary of State, 1993-97
Joseph Stiglitz
Economist
9-Feb-1943   Ex-Chief Economist of the World Bank
Harlan Fiske Stone
Judge
11-Oct-1872 22-Apr-1946 US Supreme Court Justice, 1925-46
Scott Turow
Novelist
12-Apr-1949   Presumed Innocent
Noah Webster
Lexicographer
16-Oct-1758 28-May-1843 Webster's Dictionary
Karen Hastie Williams
Business
c. 1944   Retired Partner, Crowell & Moring

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John J. McLaughry
Football
8-Apr-1917 28-Nov-2007 Head Coach at Brown, 1959-66


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