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San Jose State University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded in 1857 as Minns' Evening Normal School, San Francisco, changed name in 1862 to California State Normal School, relocated to San Jose in 1871 as San Jose Normal School, became San Jose Teachers Training College in 1921, San Jose State College in 1935, California State University San Jose in 1972, San Jose State University in 1974.

Location:
San Jose, CA

Founding Date:
1857

Motto:
Powering Silicon Valley

Team:
Spartans

Radio Station:
KSJS 90.5 FM

Enrollment:
30,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Donald R. Beall
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Rockwell, 1988-98
Coby Bell
Actor
11-May-1975   Tyrone Davis on Third Watch
Lee P. Brown
Politician
4-Oct-1937   Mayor of Houston, 1998-2004
Lindsey Buckingham
Musician
3-Oct-1949   Fleetwood Mac
Ben Nighthorse Campbell
Politician
13-Apr-1933   US Senator from Colorado, 1993-2005
Jerry D. Choate
Business
c. 1938   CEO of Allstate, 1994-99
William Clark, Jr.
Diplomat
12-Oct-1930   US Ambassador to India, 1989-92
Michael Deaver
Government
11-Apr-1938 18-Aug-2007 Reagan Deputy Chief of Staff
Dirk Dirksen
Business
25-Aug-1937 20-Nov-2006 Godfather of San Francisco punk
Terry Donahue
Football
24-Jun-1944   UCLA Head Coach, 1976-95
Debrah Farentino
Actor
30-Sep-1959   Devon Adair on Earth 2
Dian Fossey
Anthropologist
16-Jan-1932 26-Dec-1985 Gorillas in the Mist
Robert J. Frankenberg
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Novell, 1994-96
Jeff Garcia
Football
24-Feb-1970   NFL QB
Lou Harrison
Composer
14-May-1917 2-Feb-2003 Musical wayfarer
Roger Gran Harrison
Diplomat
25-May-1943   US Ambassador to Jordan, 1990-93
Mike Honda
Politician
27-Jun-1941   Congressman, California 15th
Lou Hoover
First Lady
29-Mar-1874 7-Jan-1944 Wife of US President Herbert Hoover
Jerry Juhl
Screenwriter
27-Jul-1938 27-Sep-2005 Head writer, The Muppet Show
Mark Langston
Baseball
20-Aug-1960   MLB pitcher, 2464 strikeouts
James R. Long
Business
c. 1943   Former Nortel executive
John E. Maupin, Jr.
Doctor
c. 1946   President, Morehouse School of Medicine
Gordon Moore
Business
3-Jan-1929   Co-founder of Intel, laid down Moore's Law
Gaylord Nelson
Politician
4-Jun-1916 3-Jul-2005 Founded Earth Day in 1970
Lyn Nofziger
Government
8-Jun-1924 27-Mar-2006 GOP political operative
Richard R. Pettingill
Business
c. 1949   CEO of Allina Hospitals and Clinics
Tony Poe
Military
18-Sep-1924 27-Jul-2003 CIA ear collection operative in Southeast Asia
Ed Rollins
Government
19-Mar-1943   GOP political strategist
Robert Scoble
Blogger
18-Jan-1965   Scobleizer
Patty Sheehan
Golf
27-Oct-1956   Winner of 6 majors
Kurtwood Smith
Actor
3-Jul-1943   Red on That 70's Show
Tommie Smith
Track and Field
5-Jun-1944   Black Power salute at 1968 Olympics
Dick Smothers
Comic
20-Nov-1939   A Smothers Brother
Tommy Smothers
Comic
2-Feb-1937   A Smothers Brother
Jure Sola
Business
1951   CEO of Sanmina-SCI
Amy Tan
Author
19-Feb-1952   The Joy Luck Club
Wayne Thiebaud
Artist
15-Nov-1920   California pop artist
Cal Tjader
Jazz Musician
16-Jul-1925 5-May-1982 Latin-jazz bandleader
Joe Trippi
Activist
10-Jun-1956   Democratic campaign strategist
Peter Ueberroth
Baseball
2-Sep-1937   Commissioner of Baseball, 1984-89
Dick Vermeil
Football
30-Oct-1936   KC Chiefs Head Coach, 2001-06
Bill Walsh
Football
30-Nov-1931 30-Jul-2007 49ers Head Coach, 1979-88
Alan Watts
Philosopher
6-Jan-1915 16-Nov-1973 Zen beat counterculture sage
Bob Whitehead
Computer Programmer
?   Chopper Command, Stampede
Kent M. Wiedemann
Diplomat
1946   US Ambassador to Cambodia, 1999-2002
Houston L. Williams
Business
?   CEO of Pacific Network Supply
Yvette Wilson
Actor
6-Mar-1964 14-Jun-2012 Andell Wilkerson on Moesha
Jeff York
Actor
23-Mar-1912 11-Oct-1995 Reno McKee on The Alaskans

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John R. Brazil
Educator
1946   President of Trinity University, 2000-10
Todd Gitlin
Educator
6-Jan-1943   Journalism professor, social critic
Rudy Rucker
Novelist
22-Mar-1946   Author of Wetware series
Shelby Steele
Activist
1-Jan-1946   The Content of Our Character

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Donald R. Beall
Business
c. 1939   CEO of Rockwell, 1988-98
John R. Brazil
Educator
1946   President of Trinity University, 2000-10
Don W. Kassing
Educator
1941   President, San Jose State University, 2004-08
Jon Whitmore
Educator
22-Mar-1945   President, San Jose State University

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Herman Edwards
Football
27-Apr-1954   NFL Coach
John Mackovic
Football
1-Oct-1943   NFL and NCAA football coach
Pop Warner
Football
5-Apr-1871 7-Sep-1954 Coach and kids' football namesake


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