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Washington University in St. Louis

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1853 as Eliot Seminary by Unitarian minister William Greenleaf Eliot and Wayman Crow. Name changed in 1857 to Washington University, and in 1976 to Washington University in St. Louis.

Location:
St. Louis, MO

Founding Date:
1853

Motto:
Per veritatem vis

Enrollment:
13,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Arlene Ackerman
Educator
10-Jan-1947 2-Feb-2013 School superintendent of San Francisco
James F. Barker
Educator
c. 1947   President of Clemson University
Kristin Bauer
Actor
26-Nov-1966   Pam De Beaufort on True Blood
Paul Berg
Chemist
30-Jun-1926   Pioneer in recombinant DNA
John M. Berra
Business
c. 1948   EVP at Emerson Electric
John H. Biggs
Business
19-Jul-1936   CEO of TIAA-CREF, 1993-2002
William W. Canfield
Business
c. 1938   TALX Corporation
Steve Carver
Film Director
5-Apr-1945   Lone Wolf McQuade
Henry S. Caulfield
Politician
9-Dec-1873 11-May-1966 Governor of Missouri, 1929-33
Clark Clifford
Government
25-Dec-1906 10-Oct-1998 US Secretary of Defense, 1968-69
Stanley Cohen
Scientist
17-Nov-1922   Nerve and skin cell growth factors
Deborah S. Coleman
Business
c. 1953   International Business Solutions
Tom Coleman
Politician
29-May-1943   Congressman from Missouri, 1976-93
Gerty Cori
Scientist
15-Aug-1896 26-Oct-1957 Catalytic conversion of glycogen
Clyde Cowan
Physicist
6-Dec-1919 24-May-1974 Co-Discover of the neutrino
C. Baker Cunningham
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Belden, 1993-2005
Jeffrey E. Curtiss
Business
c. 1948   CFO of Service Corporation Int'l., 2000-06
Hal Daub
Politician
23-Apr-1941   Mayor of Omaha, 1995-2001
Reginald D. Dickson
Business
c. 1947   Buford, Dickson, Harper & Sparrow
Alan J. Dixon
Politician
7-Jul-1927   US Senator from Illinois, 1981-93
Arnold W. Donald
Business
c. 1955   CEO of Merisant, 2000-03
Richard Eastham
Actor
22-Jun-1916 10-Jul-2005 Not with My Wife, You Don't!
Steve Fossett
Aviator
22-Apr-1944 3-Sep-2007 First to cross Pacific in a balloon
Sam Fox
Business
9-May-1929   US Ambassador to Belgium
Robert F. Furchgott
Scientist
4-Jun-1916 19-May-2009 Nitric oxide as a cardiovascular signal
John Gardner
Novelist
21-Jul-1933 14-Sep-1982 Grendel
Raymond W. Gruender
Judge
5-Jul-1963   8th Circuit Court of Appeals
Robert Guillaume
Actor
30-Nov-1927   Benson
James H. Hance, Jr.
Business
c. 1944   CFO, Bank of America, 1988-2004
Chic Hecht
Politician
30-Nov-1928 15-May-2006 US Senator from Nevada, 1983-89
Thomas C. Hennings, Jr.
Politician
25-Jun-1903 13-Sep-1960 US Senator from Missouri, 1951-60
Robin E. Hernreich
Business
1945   Co-Owner, Sacramento Kings
Christopher C. Horner
Activist
?   Competitive Enterprise Institute
Charlayne Hunter-Gault
TV Personality
27-Feb-1942   NPR, NewsHour reporter
William G. Hyland
Government
18-Jan-1929 25-Mar-2008 Editor of Foreign Affairs, 1984-93
Michael Isikoff
Journalist
c. 1952   NBC reporter
Alphonso Jackson
Government
9-Sep-1945   US Secretary of HUD, 2004-08
Gayle P. W. Jackson
Business
c. 1946   Energy Global
Robert B. Karn III
Business
c. 1943   Former Partner, Arthur Andersen
Menachem Kellner
Scholar
28-Mar-1946   Maimonidean scholar
Arthur Kornberg
Scientist
3-Mar-1918 26-Oct-2007 Synthesized DNA
Edwin G. Krebs
Scientist
6-Jun-1918 21-Dec-2009 Protein phosphorylation
F. Mark Kuhlmann
Attorney
c. 1948   General Counsel of McDonnell-Douglas, 1991-97
Max Lerner
Sociologist
20-Dec-1902 5-Jun-1992 Ideas Are Weapons
Mary Ann Van Lokeren
Business
c. 1948   Krey Distributing Company
Breckinridge Long
Diplomat
16-May-1881 26-Sep-1958 US Ambassador to Italy, 1933-36
Walter E. Massey
Business
5-Apr-1938   Morehouse College president, physicist
John Mendelsohn
Biologist
31-Aug-1936   Cancer researcher
John C. Meng
Business
c. 1945   Schreiber Foods
David Merrick
Theatre Producer
27-Nov-1911 25-Apr-2000 Hello, Dolly!
Walter L. Metcalfe, Jr.
Attorney
c. 1938   CEO of Bryan Cave LLP, 1994-2004
Marvin Miller
Actor
18-Jul-1913 8-Feb-1985 Michael Anthony on The Millionaire
Paul Elmer More
Scholar
12-Dec-1864 9-Mar-1937 Shelburne Essays
Jonathan D. Moreno
Scholar
11-Jun-1952   Undue Risk
Edward A. Mueller
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Qwest
Condé Nast
Business
26-Mar-1873 19-Sep-1942 Founder of Condé Nast Publications
Daniel Nathans
Scientist
30-Oct-1928 16-Nov-1999 Restriction enzymes (DNA cleavage)
Dan O'Bannon
Screenwriter
30-Sep-1946 17-Dec-2009 Alien, Total Recall
Mike Peters
Cartoonist
9-Oct-1943   Mother Goose and Grimm
Harold Ramis
Comic
21-Nov-1944   Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters
Payne Ratner
Politician
3-Oct-1896 27-Dec-1974 Governor of Kansas, 1939-43
Ed Rollins
Government
19-Mar-1943   GOP political strategist
Steven Rothman
Politician
14-Oct-1952   Congressman, New Jersey 9th
Peter Sarsgaard
Actor
7-Mar-1971   Shattered Glass
George A. Schaefer
Business
13-Jun-1928 9-Apr-2013 CEO of Caterpillar, 1985-90
Roger W. Schipke
Business
c. 1937   CEO of Sunbeam, 1993-96
Phyllis Schlafly
Activist
15-Aug-1924   Opponent of women's liberation
James H. Scott
Business
c. 1943   Morgan Stanley Investment Management
William J. Shaw
Business
c. 1946   President & COO of Marriott, 1997-2009
Mike Simpson
Politician
8-Sep-1950   Congressman, Idaho 2nd
Hamilton O. Smith
Scientist
23-Aug-1931   Restriction enzymes (DNA cleavage)
Mohsen M. Sohi
Business
c. 1959   CEO of Freudenberg-NOK GP
John H. Stelle
Politician
10-Aug-1891 5-Jul-1962 Governor of Illinois, 1940-41
Jeffry E. Sterba
Business
c. 1954   CEO of PNM Resources
Gary H. Stern
Economist
3-Nov-1944   President and CEO, Minneapolis Fed
Louis B. Susman
Diplomat
19-Nov-1937   US Ambassador to the UK
Earl W. Sutherland, Jr.
Scientist
19-Nov-1915 9-Mar-1974 Hormones mechanisms (cyclic AMP)
Jim Talent
Politician
18-Oct-1956   US Senator from Missouri, 2002-07
James R. Thompson
Politician
8-May-1936   Governor of Illinois, 1977-91
Jeff Tremaine
Film/TV Producer
8-Dec-1966   Co-creator of MTV's Jackass
Carlisle Trost
Military
24-Apr-1930   Chief of Naval Operations, 1986-90
Sandra A. VanTrease
Business
c. 1960   Group President, BJC Healthcare
Marilyn vos Savant
Columnist
11-Aug-1946   IQ 228, writes for Parade
Raymond Wagner, Jr.
Business
1959   Enterprise Rent-A-Car
John P. Wareham
Business
c. 1941   CEO of Beckman Coulter, 1998-2005
William Webster
Government
6-Mar-1924   FBI Director 1978-87, CIA Director 1987-91
Tennessee Williams
Playwright
26-Mar-1911 25-Feb-1983 The Glass Menagerie
Fred S. Zeidman
Business
c. 1947   GOP activist
George Zimmer
Business
21-Nov-1948   Founder and CEO of Men's Wearhouse

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Roger Baldwin
Activist
21-Jan-1884 26-Aug-1981 Founder of the American Civil Liberties Union
Paul Berg
Chemist
30-Jun-1926   Pioneer in recombinant DNA
Walter Dean Burnham
Scholar
15-Jun-1930   Democracy in the Making
Stanley Cohen
Scientist
17-Nov-1922   Nerve and skin cell growth factors
Barry Commoner
Biologist
28-May-1917 30-Sep-2012 Science and Survival
Arthur H. Compton
Physicist
10-Sep-1892 15-Mar-1962 Discovered the Compton Effect
Edward Condon
Physicist
2-Mar-1902 26-Mar-1974 Quantum Mechanics
Carl Cori
Scientist
5-Dec-1896 20-Oct-1984 Catalytic conversion of glycogen
Gerty Cori
Scientist
15-Aug-1896 26-Oct-1957 Catalytic conversion of glycogen
Guy Davenport
Author
23-Nov-1927 4-Jan-2005 Thasos and Ohio
Edward A. Doisy
Scientist
3-Nov-1893 23-Oct-1986 Chemical structure of Vitamin K
Thomas Eagleton
Politician
4-Sep-1929 4-Mar-2007 US Senator from Missouri, 1969-87
Stanley Elkin
Novelist
11-May-1930 31-May-1995 The Living End
Joseph Erlanger
Scientist
5-Jan-1874 5-Dec-1965 Nerve conduction
John Fiske
Historian
30-Mar-1842 4-Jul-1901 Outlines of Cosmic Philosophy
William H. Gass
Novelist
30-Jul-1924   The Tunnel
Herbert S. Gasser
Scientist
5-Jul-1888 11-May-1963 Nerve conduction
James R. Gavin III
Doctor
c. 1945   Morehouse School of Medicine
Alfred D. Hershey
Scientist
4-Dec-1908 22-May-1997 Molecular structure of viral genes
Arthur Kornberg
Scientist
3-Mar-1918 26-Oct-2007 Synthesized DNA
Luis Leloir
Chemist
6-Sep-1906 2-Dec-1987 Conversion of carbohydrates
Rita Levi-Montalcini
Scientist
22-Apr-1909 30-Dec-2012 Nerve and skin cell growth factors
Oscar Lewis
Anthropologist
25-Dec-1914 16-Dec-1970 Culture of Poverty
Arthur O. Lovejoy
Historian
10-Oct-1873 30-Dec-1962 The Great Chain of Being
Richard W. Lyman
Educator
18-Oct-1923 27-May-2012 President of Stanford University, 1971-80
Laurence H. Meyer
Economist
8-Mar-1944   Federal Reserve Governor, 1996-2002
Hyman Minsky
Economist
23-Sep-1919 25-Oct-1996 Inherently unstable markets
Douglass C. North
Economist
5-Nov-1920   Cliometrics
Severo Ochoa
Scientist
24-Sep-1905 1-Nov-1993 Synthesized RNA
George Pake
Scientist
1-Apr-1924 4-Mar-2004 First director of Xerox PARC
John McAllister Schofield
Military
29-Sep-1831 4-Mar-1906 Union General later Secretary of War
George D. Snell
Scientist
19-Dec-1903 6-Jun-1996 Recognition of HLA antigens
Earl W. Sutherland, Jr.
Scientist
19-Nov-1915 9-Mar-1974 Hormones mechanisms (cyclic AMP)
Jim Talent
Politician
18-Oct-1956   US Senator from Missouri, 2002-07
Mona Van Duyn
Poet
9-May-1921 1-Dec-2004 To See, To Take
Raymond Wagner, Jr.
Business
1959   Enterprise Rent-A-Car

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John W. Bachmann
Business
16-Nov-1938   Partner, Edward Jones
John H. Biggs
Business
19-Jul-1936   CEO of TIAA-CREF, 1993-2002
Stephen Brauer
Business
1945   US Ambassador to Belgium, 2001-03
Maxine K. Clark
Business
6-Mar-1949   CEO of Build-a-Bear Workshop, 1997-13
Arthur H. Compton
Physicist
10-Sep-1892 15-Mar-1962 Discovered the Compton Effect
Arnold W. Donald
Business
c. 1955   CEO of Merisant, 2000-03
Joseph Erlanger
Scientist
5-Jan-1874 5-Dec-1965 Nerve conduction
David C. Farrell
Business
c. 1934   CEO of May Department Stores, 1979-98
Steve Fossett
Aviator
22-Apr-1944 3-Sep-2007 First to cross Pacific in a balloon
Sam Fox
Business
9-May-1929   US Ambassador to Belgium
Hugh Grant
Business
c. 1958   CEO of Monsanto
James H. Hance, Jr.
Business
c. 1944   CFO, Bank of America, 1988-2004
Clifford M. Hardin
Government
9-Oct-1915 4-Apr-2010 US Secretary of Agriculture, 1969-71
Robin E. Hernreich
Business
1945   Co-Owner, Sacramento Kings
David F. Houston
Government
17-Feb-1866 2-Sep-1940 US Secretary of Agriculture, 1913-20
Mary Ann Van Lokeren
Business
c. 1948   Krey Distributing Company
John F. McDonnell
Business
18-Mar-1938   CEO of McDonnell-Douglas, 1988-94
Walter L. Metcalfe, Jr.
Attorney
c. 1938   CEO of Bryan Cave LLP, 1994-2004
Dennis A. Muilenburg
Business
c. 1964   EVP at Boeing
Harold Ramis
Comic
21-Nov-1944   Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters
Wiley Rutledge
Judge
20-Jul-1894 10-Sep-1949 US Supreme Court Justice, 1943-49
Harvey Saligman
Business
c. 1939   Former CEO of INTERCO
Roger W. Schipke
Business
c. 1937   CEO of Sunbeam, 1993-96
Craig D. Schnuck
Business
c. 1948   Schnuck Markets
Michael M. Sears
Business
16-Jul-1947   CFO of Boeing, 2000-03
Joel Seligman
Educator
11-Jan-1950   President, University of Rochester
Andrew C. Taylor
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Margaret Bush Wilson
Activist
30-Jan-1919 11-Aug-2009 NAACP Chairman, 1975-83
Mark S. Wrighton
Educator
1949   Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis
Fred S. Zeidman
Business
c. 1947   GOP activist

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Weeb Ewbank
Football
6-May-1907 17-Nov-1998 Head Coach, Baltimore Colts and NY Jets


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