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Rice University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Houston, TX

Founding Date:
1891

Team:
Owls

Enrollment:
4800

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
D. Kent Anderson
Business
c. 1940   Beacon Management Corporation
Bill Archer
Politician
22-Mar-1928   Congressman from Texas, 1971-2001
Mitch Bainwol
Lobbyist
c. 1959   CEO of RIAA, 2003-11
E. William Barnett
Attorney
c. 1934   Managing Partner, Baker Botts, 1984-98
John F. Bookout III
Business
c. 1953   Former Partner, McKinsey & Co.
Rhonda L. Brooks
Business
c. 1952   R. Brooks Advisors, Inc.
Candace Bushnell
Journalist
1-Dec-1958   Columnist, Sex and the City
James W. Crownover
Business
c. 1943   Retired Partner, McKinsey
Robert F. Curl, Jr.
Chemist
23-Aug-1933   Co-Discovered fullerines
T. Kevin DeNicola
Business
c. 1954   CFO of Lyondell Chemical, 2002-08
John Doerr
Business
29-Jun-1951   Silicon Valley venture capitalist
E. Linn Draper, Jr.
Business
6-Feb-1942   CEO, American Electric Power, 1993-2003
Charles W. Duncan, Jr.
Government
9-Sep-1926   US Secretary of Energy, 1979-81
Lynn Laverty Elsenhans
Business
6-May-1956   President and CEO of Sunoco
J. Michael Fitzpatrick
Business
c. 1946   President of Rohm and Haas, 1999-2005
Douglas L. Foshee
Business
c. 1959   CEO of El Paso
Asim Ghafoor
Government
11-Dec-1969   Controversial Muslim attorney
Alberto Gonzales
Government
4-Aug-1955   US Attorney General, 2005-07
L. Patrick Gray
Government
18-Jul-1916 6-Jul-2005 Acting FBI Director, 1972-73
Patricia A. Hammick
Business
c. 1947   Former VP at Columbia Energy Group
John R. Huff
Business
c. 1946   CEO of Oceaneering International, 1986-2006
Howard Hughes
Business
24-Sep-1905 5-Apr-1976 Insane billionaire
Steve Jackson
Business
c. 1952   Game publisher raided by the Secret Service
Miriam E. John
Scientist
c. 1948   VP at Sandia, 1999-2006
Anita K. Jones
Educator
c. 1942   Professor at University of Virginia
John Kline
Politician
6-Sep-1947   Congressman, Minnesota 2nd
Fred C. Koch
Business
23-Sep-1900 Nov-1967 Founder, Koch Industries
Nolan Lehmann
Business
c. 1944   Equus Capital Management
Frank J. Low
Astronomer
23-Nov-1933 11-Jun-2009 Infrared astronomy
Dave Marr
Golf
27-Dec-1933 5-Oct-1997 Winner, 1965 PGA Championship
John Mauldin
Author
c. 1950   Bull's Eye Investing
Don Maynard
Football
25-Jan-1935   NFL Hall of Famer
Larry McMurtry
Novelist
3-Jun-1936   Lonesome Dove
Elizabeth Moon
Novelist
7-Mar-1945   The Speed of Dark
Arun Netravali
Business
26-May-1946   Chief Scientist at Lucent, 2002-03
Michael Noer
Journalist
21-Mar-1969   Forbes editor
Pete Olson
Politician
9-Dec-1962   Congressman, Texas 22nd
M. Kenneth Oshman
Business
9-Jul-1940 6-Aug-2011 CEO of Echelon, 1988-2009
Annise Parker
Politician
17-May-1956   Mayor of Houston
William Pierce
Author
11-Sep-1933 23-Jul-2002 The Turner Diaries
Warren Robinett
Computer Programmer
c. 1951   Atari 2600 game Adventure
Hector Ruiz
Business
25-Dec-1945   CEO of Advanced Micro Devices
Edmund P. Segner III
Business
c. 1954   President of EOG Resources
Herbert D. Simons
Attorney
1935   Former Partner, Butler & Binion
Leslie H. Southwick
Judge
10-Feb-1950   5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Gary H. Stern
Economist
3-Nov-1944   President and CEO, Minneapolis Fed
Wylie Vale, Jr.
Doctor
3-Jul-1941 3-Jan-2012 Endocrinologist at Salk Institute
Robert L. Waltrip
Business
10-Jan-1931   Founder, Service Corporation International
James M. Whitehurst
Business
c. 1967   CEO of Red Hat
Robert Woodrow Wilson
Astronomer
10-Jan-1936   Detected primordial radiation

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
James Baker
Government
28-Apr-1930   US Secretary of State, 1989-92
Robert F. Curl, Jr.
Chemist
23-Aug-1933   Co-Discovered fullerines
T. Kevin DeNicola
Business
c. 1954   CFO of Lyondell Chemical, 2002-08
S. Malcolm Gillis
Educator
28-Dec-1940   President of Rice University, 1993-2004
Bill Gordon
Astronomer
8-Jan-1918 16-Feb-2010 Designed Arecibo radio telescope
Julian Huxley
Biologist
22-Jun-1887 14-Feb-1975 Evolutionary biologist
Robert C. Krueger
Politician
19-Sep-1935   Congressman from Texas, 1975-79
Frank J. Low
Astronomer
23-Nov-1933 11-Jun-2009 Infrared astronomy
Hermann J. Muller
Scientist
21-Dec-1890 5-Apr-1967 Genetic effects of radiation
Douglass C. North
Economist
5-Nov-1920   Cliometrics
Richard E. Smalley
Chemist
6-Jun-1943 28-Oct-2005 Co-Discovered fullerines
Kathryn J. Whitmire
Politician
15-Aug-1946   Mayor of Houston, 1982-91

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
D. Kent Anderson
Business
c. 1940   Beacon Management Corporation
E. William Barnett
Attorney
c. 1934   Managing Partner, Baker Botts, 1984-98
Kirbyjon H. Caldwell
Religion
c. 1954   Windsor Village United Methodist Church
John A. Carrig
Business
14-Jan-1952   CFO of Conoco-Phillips
James W. Crownover
Business
c. 1943   Retired Partner, McKinsey
Edward Djerejian
Diplomat
6-Mar-1939   US Ambassador to Israel, 1994
Charles W. Duncan, Jr.
Government
9-Sep-1926   US Secretary of Energy, 1979-81
Lynn Laverty Elsenhans
Business
6-May-1956   President and CEO of Sunoco
William S. Farish
Business
17-Mar-1939   W.S. Farish & Co.
Douglas L. Foshee
Business
c. 1959   CEO of El Paso
S. Malcolm Gillis
Educator
28-Dec-1940   President of Rice University, 1993-2004
Bill Gordon
Astronomer
8-Jan-1918 16-Feb-2010 Designed Arecibo radio telescope
Joseph A. Hafner, Jr.
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Riviana Foods, 1984-2005
David W. Leebron
Educator
1956   President, Rice University
Steven L. Miller
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Shell Oil Company, 1999-2002
Edward N. Ney
Business
26-May-1925   CEO of Young & Rubicam, 1970-86
Kenneth S. Pitzer
Chemist
6-Jan-1914 26-Dec-1997 President of Rice University, 1961-68
John F. W. Rogers
Business
15-Apr-1956   Chief of Staff, Goldman Sachs
David W. Ross III
Business
c. 1940   Sterling Consulting Group
Hector Ruiz
Business
25-Dec-1945   CEO of Advanced Micro Devices
Peter Secchia
Diplomat
15-Apr-1937   US Ambassador to Italy, 1989-93
Marc J. Shapiro
Business
c. 1948   Vice Chairman of JP Morgan Chase, 1997-2003
Richard E. Smalley
Chemist
6-Jun-1943 28-Oct-2005 Co-Discovered fullerines

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Heisman
Football
23-Oct-1869 3-Oct-1936 Namesake of the Heisman Trophy
Mike Nolan
Football
7-Mar-1959   Head Coach, San Francisco 49ers
Bobby Ross
Football
23-Dec-1936   Retired college, NFL football coach
Tyrone Willingham
Football
30-Dec-1953   Head Football Coach, Washington Huskies


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