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Drake University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Des Moines, IA

Founding Date:
1881

Team:
Bulldogs

Enrollment:
5000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Steve Allen
Talk Show Host
26-Dec-1921 30-Oct-2000 The Tonight Show
Rose Bampton
Singer
28-Nov-1907 21-Aug-2007 Operatic soprano
Herbert M. Baum
Business
6-Dec-1936   CEO of Dial Corporation, 2000-05
Robert D. Blue
Politician
24-Sep-1898 13-Dec-1989 Governor of Iowa, 1945-49
Terry E. Branstad
Politician
17-Nov-1946   Governor of Iowa
Mark S. Cady
Judge
12-Jul-1953   Justice, Iowa Supreme Court
Johnnie Carson
Diplomat
7-Apr-1943   US Asst. Secy. of State for Africa
Jeffrey C. Crowe
Business
c. 1947   Chairman of Landstar System
Chet Culver
Politician
25-Jan-1966   Governor of Iowa, 2007-11
Craig S. Donohue
Business
c. 1961   CEO of Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Michael J. Elston
Government
7-Feb-1969   Assistant US Attorney, 1999-2005
Michael Emerson
Actor
7-Sep-1954   Ben Linus on Lost
Lawrence K. Fish
Business
c. 1944   CEO of Citizens Financial Group
Jason Gedrick
Actor
7-Feb-1965   Promised Land
Guy M. Gillette
Politician
3-Feb-1879 3-Mar-1973 US Senator from Iowa, 1949-55
Susan Glaspell
Playwright
1-Jul-1882 27-Jul-1948 Provincetown Players
Zach Johnson
Golf
24-Feb-1976   Winner of 2007 Masters
L. Daniel Jorndt
Business
c. 1941   CEO of Walgreens, 1998-2002
Louis A. Lavorato
Judge
29-Sep-1934   Iowa Chief Justice, 2000-06
Cynthia L. Lesher
Business
c. 1948   Xcel Energy executive
Ira Levin
Novelist
27-Aug-1929 12-Nov-2007 Rosemary's Baby
William H. Longfield
Business
c. 1938   CEO of CR Bard, 1995-2003
Lauro Martines
Historian
22-Nov-1927   The Social World of the Florentine Humanists
Sherrill Milnes
Singer
10-Jan-1935   Operatic baritone, Metropolitan Opera
Seth Barnes Nicholson
Astronomer
12-Nov-1891 2-Jul-1963 Four satellites of Jupiter
Jim Nussle
Politician
27-Jun-1960   OMB Director
Ronald L. Olson
Attorney
1941   Munger Tolles & Olson
Ronald D. Pearson
Business
1940   Hy-Vee Drugstore
Jeremy Piven
Actor
26-Jul-1965   Ari Gold on Entourage
Robert D. Ray
Politician
26-Sep-1928   Governor of Iowa, 1969-83
Patience D. Roggensack
Judge
7-Jul-1940   Justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court
Neal Smith
Politician
23-Mar-1920   Congressman from Iowa, 1959-95
Sara Taylor
Government
15-Sep-1974   White House political director, 2003-07
Marsha K. Ternus
Judge
30-May-1951   Iowa Chief Justice
Fred L. Turner
Business
6-Jan-1933 7-Jan-2013 CEO of McDonald's, 1974-87
Patricia K. Vincent
Business
c. 1959   Executive at Xcel Energy
Sam Wanamaker
Actor
14-Jun-1919 19-Dec-1993 Rebuilt Globe Theatre
David Wiggins
Judge
c. 1951   Justice, Iowa Supreme Court
David L. Wolper
Film/TV Producer
11-Jan-1928 10-Aug-2010 Roots
Larry D. Zimpleman
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Principal Financial Group

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
George Gallup
Business
18-Nov-1901 26-Jul-1984 Founder, The Gallup Organization
Therese M. Vaughan
Government
c. 1957   Iowa Insurance Commissioner, 1994-2004

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ronald D. Pearson
Business
1940   Hy-Vee Drugstore
Robert D. Ray
Politician
26-Sep-1928   Governor of Iowa, 1969-83
Therese M. Vaughan
Government
c. 1957   Iowa Insurance Commissioner, 1994-2004
Larry D. Zimpleman
Business
c. 1951   CEO of Principal Financial Group

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tom Davis
Basketball
3-Dec-1938   Iowa Hawkeyes Head Coach, 1986-99


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