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EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Acquired the Washington College of Law in 1949.

Location:
Washington, DC

Founding Date:
24-Feb-1893

Motto:
Pro deo et patria

Team:
Eagles

Enrollment:
10,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Caroline Aaron
Actor
7-Aug-1952   Character actress, 1980s to present
Morton I. Abramowitz
Diplomat
20-Jan-1933   US Ambassador to Turkey, 1989-91
Toney Anaya
Politician
29-Apr-1941   Governor of New Mexico, 1983-87
J. Brian Atwood
Government
25-Jul-1942   USAID Administrator, 1993-99
Elizabeth A. Ballantine
Attorney
c. 1948   EBA Associates
Lynne A. Battaglia
Judge
14-Apr-1946   Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals
Ann Beattie
Author
8-Sep-1947   Chilly Scenes of Winter
Jordan Belfort
Business
9-Jul-1962   The Wolf of Wall Street
Ken Bentsen
Politician
3-Jun-1959   Congressman from Texas, 1995-2003
Stuart Bernstein
Diplomat
9-Apr-1938   US Ambassador to Denmark, 2001-05
James H. Bilbray
Politician
19-May-1938   Congressman from Nevada, 1987-95
Charles Black
Government
c. 1947   Chairman, BKSH & Associates
Ron Bonjean
Government
c. 1970   Republican strategist
Don Bonker
Politician
7-Mar-1937   Congressman from Washington, 1975-89
Walter E. Boomer
Military
22-Sep-1938   Retired General, US Marine Corps
Robert Byrd
Politician
20-Nov-1917 28-Jun-2010 US Senator, former klan member
Carroll Campbell
Politician
24-Jul-1940 7-Dec-2005 Governor of South Carolina, 1987-95
Neil Cavuto
TV Personality
22-Sep-1958   Fox News Channel VP, news anchor
Richard T. Clark
Business
c. 1946   CEO of Merck
Michael Clemente
Film/TV Producer
20-Feb-1956   Senior VP for News, Fox News Channel
Herman Cohen
Diplomat
10-Feb-1932   US Ambassador to Senegal, Gambia 1977-80
Gary D. Cohn
Business
c. 1960   Co-COO of Goldman Sachs
John B. Craig
Diplomat
13-Nov-1945   US Ambassador to Oman, 1998-2001
Carol T. Crawford
Business
25-Feb-1943   US Intl. Trade Commission, 1991-2000
Craig Crawford
Columnist
1956   Congressional Quarterly columnist
Adrian Cronauer
Radio Personality
8-Sep-1938   Subject of biopic Good Morning Vietnam
Paul J. Diaz
Business
c. 1961   CEO of Kindred Healthcare
Cari M. Dominguez
Government
8-Mar-1949   Chairman of the EEOC, 2001-06
Thomas J. Downey
Politician
28-Jan-1949   Congressman from New York, 1975-93
Ken Duberstein
Government
21-Apr-1944   Reagan's Chief of Staff, 1988-89
David B. Dunn
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Togo
Michelle Easton
Government
12-Aug-1950   Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute
Mel Estrin
Business
c. 1941   University Research Company
Patrick F. Fagan
Activist
?   Family Research Council
John Fahey
Guitarist
28-Feb-1939 22-Feb-2001 The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death
Arthur S. Flemming
Government
12-Jun-1905 7-Sep-1996 HEW Secretary, 1958-61
Pauline Frederick
Journalist
13-Feb-1906 9-May-1990 ABC and NBC reporter
Faisal Gill
Politician
1972   Homeland Security Policy Director
Monica Goodling
Government
6-Jul-1973   DoJ spokeswoman
David Gregory
Journalist
24-Aug-1970   NBC News White House correspondent
Patrick J. Griffin
Government
c. 1948   Lobbyist
Bo Gritz
Military
18-Jan-1939   Former Green Beret
Jeff Habay
Politician
9-May-1966   Pennsylvania State Legislator, 1996-2006
John E. Haire
Business
c. 1953   EVP at Time, 2001-05
Virginia Hall
Spy
6-Apr-1906 14-Jul-1982 American spy
Steven T. Halverson
Business
c. 1954   CEO of The Haskell Company
Mark G. Hambley
Diplomat
12-Feb-1948   US Ambassador to Lebanon, 1993-94
Reno L. Harnish
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Azerbaijan, 2003-06
Gale Harold
Actor
10-Jul-1969   Brian Kinney on Queer as Folk
Goldie Hawn
Actor
21-Nov-1945   Private Benjamin
Clark Howard
Radio Personality
20-Jun-1955   The Clark Howard Show
Tim Huelskamp
Politician
11-Nov-1968   Congressman, Kansas 1st
Cameron R. Hume
Diplomat
1947   US Ambassador to Indonesia
Star Jones
TV Personality
24-Mar-1962   The View
Judge Judy
TV Personality
21-Oct-1942   Telejurist extraordinaire
Robert Kagan
Government
26-Sep-1958   Influential neocon, cofounded PNAC
Sheldon Kamins
Business
c. 1948   Blum Frank & Kamins
Cornelius M. Kerwin
Educator
1949   President, American University
John A. Knebel
Politician
4-Oct-1936   US Secretary of Agriculture, 1976-77
Mike Kopetski
Politician
27-Oct-1949   Congressman from Oregon, 1991-95
Margery Kraus
Business
c. 1947   CEO of APCO Worldwide
Thomas G. Labrecque
Business
17-Sep-1938 16-Oct-2000 CEO of Chase Manhattan, 1990-96
Rick Lazio
Politician
13-Mar-1958   Congressman from New York, 1993-2001
Carol A. Leary
Educator
c. 1947   President of Bay Path College
David Lereah
Economist
?   National Association of Realtors
Matthew Lesko
TV Personality
1943   Shyster informercial maven
Barry Levinson
Film Director
6-Apr-1942   Rain Man
Robert A. Levy
Activist
c. 1939   Cato Institute
Allan Z. Loren
Business
c. 1938   CEO of Dun & Bradstreet, 2000-05
David Lyle Mack
Diplomat
10-Jun-1940   US Ambassador to the UAE, 1986-89
Ousmane Issoufi Maïga
Head of State
1945   Prime Minister of Mali
Kenneth P. Manning
Business
c. 1941   CEO of Sensient Technologies
Donald Manzullo
Politician
24-Mar-1944   Congressman, Illinois 16th
Daniel Marcus
Attorney
5-Jan-1941   Wilmer Cutler & Pickering
Betsy Markey
Politician
27-Apr-1956   Congresswoman from Colorado, 2009-11
Julie Mason
Journalist
c. 1965   Houston Chronicle
Barry McCaffrey
Government
17-Nov-1942   White House Drug Czar, 1996-2001
James McGovern
Politician
20-Nov-1959   Congressman, Massachusetts 3rd
M. Peter McPherson
Business
27-Oct-1940   President of Michigan State University, 1993-2004
Francis E. Meloy, Jr.
Diplomat
28-Mar-1917 16-Jun-1976 US Ambassador to Lebanon, assassinated
Kathy Misunas
Business
c. 1950   CEO of SABRE Group, 1988-96
Keith Mitchell
Head of State
12-Nov-1946   Prime Minister of Grenada
Connie Morella
Politician
12-Feb-1931   Congresswoman from Maryland, 1987-2003
Nicole R. Nason
Government
12-Aug-1970   NHTSA Administrator
Ron Nessen
Government
25-May-1934   Gerald Ford's press secretary
Patrick Noonan
Activist
c. 1943   Chairman of the Conservation Fund
John P. O'Neill
Government
6-Feb-1952 11-Sep-2001 Anti-Terrorism expert, died in 9/11
Vincent Obsitnik
Business
1938   US Ambassador to Slovakia
Mollie Orshansky
Economist
9-Jan-1915 18-Dec-2006 Orshansky Index
Alice Paul
Activist
11-Jan-1885 9-Jul-1977 Suffragette
Frank H. Pearl
Business
27-May-1943 4-May-2012 CEO of Perseus LLC
Gary R. Petersen
Business
c. 1946   EnCap Investments
Thomas L. Phillips
Publisher
25-Dec-1941   Phillips Publishing International
Sharon Prost
Judge
24-May-1951   US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Irma S. Raker
Judge
2-Apr-1938   Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals
Steven M. Rales
Business
c. 1951   Billionaire, Danaher
Giuliana Rancic
TV Personality
17-Aug-1975   E! News Anchor
A. Barry Rand
Business
1945   CEO of Equitant, 2003-05
James W. Riddleberger
Diplomat
21-Sep-1904 17-Oct-1982 Chief of Central European Affairs, 1944-47
Marjory Ross
Publisher
c. 1959   Regnery Publishing
Benjamin Salisbury
Actor
19-Oct-1980   Brighton Sheffield on The Nanny
Loretta Sanchez
Politician
7-Jan-1960   Congresswoman, California 47th
Bruce Schneier
Computer Programmer
15-Jan-1964   Applied Cryptography
Edward L. Schrock
Politician
6-Apr-1941   Congressman from Virginia, 2001-05
Willard Scott
TV Personality
7-Mar-1934   Today Show weatherman
Tom Shales
Critic
3-Nov-1948   TV critic
Bill Shuster
Politician
10-Jan-1961   Congressman, Pennsylvania 9th
Bud Shuster
Politician
23-Jan-1932   Congressman from Pennsylvania, 1972-2001
Lynne Stewart
Attorney
8-Oct-1939   Attorney convicted of supporting the Islamic Group
Robin Tallon
Politician
8-Aug-1946   Congressman from South Carolina, 1983-93
Hugo Teufel III
Government
1961   DHS Chief Privacy Officer
Cal Thomas
Columnist
2-Dec-1942   Fox News Watch
Esteban Torres
Politician
27-Jan-1930   Congressman from California, 1983-99
Frances Fragos Townsend
Government
28-Dec-1961   White House Homeland Security Advisor 2004-08
A. Devitt Vanech
Attorney
26-Mar-1906 10-Sep-1967 Deputy US Attorney General, 1951-52
Richard N. Viets
Diplomat
10-Nov-1930   US Ambassador to Jordan, 1981-84
Reggie Walton
Judge
8-Feb-1949   US District Court Judge
Shawn Wang
Business
c. 1947 27-Dec-2007 CFO of Baidu, 2004-07
Marilyn Ware
Business
c. 1944   US Ambassador to Finland, 2006-08
Michael Weatherly
Actor
8-Jul-1968   Navy NCIS
Frederick L. Webber
Government
c. 1939   Washington trade rep
Ghazi al-Yawar
Head of State
11-Mar-1958   President of Iraq, 2004-05

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Julian Bond
Activist
14-Jan-1940   NAACP Chairman, 1998-2010
Robert Borosage
Activist
?   Founder, Campaign for America's Future
Ralph Estes
Scholar
c. 1936   Tyranny of the Bottom Line
Bernard Fall
Journalist
19-Nov-1926 21-Feb-1967 Scholar of the Vietnam conflict
Arthur S. Flemming
Government
12-Jun-1905 7-Sep-1996 HEW Secretary, 1958-61
Arthur J. Goldberg
Judge
8-Aug-1908 19-Jan-1990 Supreme Court Justice, 1962-65
Jan Crawford Greenburg
Journalist
c. 1965   Chicago Tribune legal reporter
Jane Hall
Journalist
?   Fox News Watch commentator
Loy W. Henderson
Diplomat
28-Jun-1892 24-Mar-1986 US Ambassador to Iran, 1951-54
Philip M. Kaiser
Diplomat
12-Jul-1913 24-May-2007 US Ambassador to Austria, 1980-81
Cornelius M. Kerwin
Educator
1949   President, American University
Allan J. Lichtman
Historian
4-Apr-1947   The Keys to the White House
William Moulton Marston
Inventor
9-May-1893 2-May-1947 Invented polygraph, Wonder Woman
Connie Morella
Politician
12-Feb-1931   Congresswoman from Maryland, 1987-2003
Charles Ogletree
Attorney
31-Dec-1952   Law professor
Lynne Olson
Author
c. 1949   Freedom's Daughters
Irma S. Raker
Judge
2-Apr-1938   Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals
Jim Ramstad
Politician
6-May-1946   Congressman from Minnesota, 1991-2009
Judith Reisman
Author
11-Apr-1935   Hates Kinsey
Ben Stein
Game Show Host
25-Nov-1944   Host of Win Ben Stein's Money
Amy Walter
Journalist
c. 1969   Cook Political Report

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Stuart Bernstein
Diplomat
9-Apr-1938   US Ambassador to Denmark, 2001-05
Michael Clemente
Film/TV Producer
20-Feb-1956   Senior VP for News, Fox News Channel
Gary D. Cohn
Business
c. 1960   Co-COO of Goldman Sachs
Arthur S. Flemming
Government
12-Jun-1905 7-Sep-1996 HEW Secretary, 1958-61
James M. Goldgeier
Scholar
c. 1961   America Between the Wars
Thomas A. Gottschalk
Attorney
5-Jul-1942   General Counsel of General Motors, 1994-2006
Cornelius M. Kerwin
Educator
1949   President, American University
Margery Kraus
Business
c. 1947   CEO of APCO Worldwide
Joseph J. Sisco
Diplomat
31-Oct-1919 23-Nov-2004 Kissinger's Mideast Deputy
David Skaggs
Politician
22-Feb-1943   Congressman from Colorado, 1987-99
A. W. "Pete" Smith
Business
c. 1944   CEO of Watson Wyatt Worldwide, 1993-99


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