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Wake Forest University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Winston-Salem, NC

Founding Date:
3-Feb-1834

Motto:
Pro Humanitate

Team:
Demon Deacons

Enrollment:
6500

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
A. R. Ammons
Poet
18-Feb-1926 25-Feb-2001 Sphere
John S. Battle
Politician
11-Jul-1890 9-Apr-1972 Governor of Virginia, 1950-54
William I. Belk
Attorney
c. 1949   Monroe Hardware Company
Marc Blucas
Actor
11-Jan-1972   Riley Finn on Buffy
Richard Burr
Politician
30-Nov-1955   US Senator from North Carolina
Tommy Byrne
Baseball
31-Dec-1919 20-Dec-2007 MLB pitcher, Mayor of Wake Forest
James P. Cain
Attorney
?   US Ambassador to Denmark
Darren Clarke
Golf
14-Aug-1968   Winner, 2011 British Open
Charlie Crist
Politician
24-Jul-1956   Governor of Florida, 2007-11
Thomas Dixon
Author
11-Jan-1864 3-Apr-1946 The Clansman
Tim Duncan
Basketball
25-Apr-1976   San Antonio Spurs forward
Donna Edwards
Politician
28-Jun-1958   Congresswoman, Maryland 4th
Robert Ehrlich
Politician
25-Nov-1957   Governor of Maryland, 2003-07
Charles W. Ergen
Business
1-Mar-1953   Co-Founder of Echostar
David N. Farr
Business
1955   CEO of Emerson Electric
William C. Friday
Educator
13-Jul-1920 12-Oct-2012 President of UNC, 1956-86
Bill George
Football
27-Oct-1929 30-Sep-1982 Linebacker, NFL Hall of Famer
Kay Hagan
Politician
26-May-1953   US Senator from North Carolina
Melissa Harris-Perry
Author
2-Oct-1973   Barbershops, Bibles, and BET
Jesse Helms
Politician
18-Oct-1921 4-Jul-2008 US Senator from North Carolina, 1973-2003
Jerome A. Holmes
Judge
18-Nov-1961   10th Circuit Court of Appeals
Al Hunt
Journalist
1-Jan-1942   Wall Street Journal editor
Larry Kissell
Politician
31-Jan-1951   Congressman, North Carolina 8th
Claude Kitchin
Politician
24-Mar-1869 31-May-1923 Congressman from North Carolina, 1901-23
W. Dudley Lehman
Business
c. 1952   Executive at Kimberly-Clark
Joseph W. Luter III
Business
17-Jul-1939   CEO of Smithfield Foods, 1975-2006
John Mackovic
Football
1-Oct-1943   NFL and NCAA football coach
Lee Norris
Actor
25-Sep-1981   Mouth McFadden on One Tree Hill
Carroll O'Connor
Actor
2-Aug-1924 21-Jun-2001 Archie Bunker in All in the Family
Arnold Palmer
Golf
10-Sep-1929   Won 61 PGA tournaments
Chris Paul
Basketball
6-May-1985   L.A. Clippers point guard
Brian Piccolo
Football
31-Oct-1943 16-Jun-1970 Bears FB, subject of Brians Song
Stanley Pons
Physicist
8-Feb-1943   Cold fusion crank
Coy Privette
Activist
31-Jan-1933   President, Christian Action League of North Carolina
William L. Salter
Business
c. 1943   Former Sears executive
Robert F. Sharpe, Jr.
Business
c. 1952   EVP at ConAgra
Webb Simpson
Golf
8-Aug-1985   Winner, 2012 US Open
Warren A. Stephens
Business
c. 1957   Stephens Capital Management
Curtis Strange
Golf
30-Jan-1955   Winner of the US Open, 1988 and 1989
Charles Taylor
Politician
23-Jan-1941   Congressman from North Carolina, 1991-2007
G. Kennedy Thompson
Business
25-Nov-1950   CEO of Wachovia, 2000-08
Isaiah Tidwell
Business
c. 1945   EVP at Wachovia, 1996-2005
Lanny Wadkins
Golf
5-Dec-1949   Winner, 1977 PGA Championship
W. Christopher Wellborn
Business
c. 1955   COO of Mohawk Industries
Eric C. Wiseman
Business
c. 1955   CEO of VF Corporation

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Maya Angelou
Poet
4-Apr-1928   I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Jack Bogle
Business
8-May-1929   Founder, The Vanguard Group
Denise Majette
Politician
18-May-1955   Congresswoman from Georgia, 2003-05
Larry L. Palmer
Diplomat
c. 1948   US Ambassador to Honduras, 2002-05

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Leslie M. Baker, Jr.
Business
22-May-1942   CEO of Wachovia, 1994-2003
William I. Belk
Attorney
c. 1949   Monroe Hardware Company
Charles A. Blixt
Attorney
18-Aug-1951   Former counsel, RJ Reynolds
Gary E. Costley
Business
c. 1943   CEO of International Multifoods, 2001-04
Ralph Ellison
Novelist
1-Mar-1914 16-Apr-1994 Invisible Man
Susan M. Ivey
Business
c. 1959   CEO of Reynolds American
H. Douglas Lee
Educator
15-Mar-1943 25-Aug-2009 President of Stetson University, 1987-2009
Joseph W. Luter III
Business
17-Jul-1939   CEO of Smithfield Foods, 1975-2006
James G. Martin
Politician
11-Dec-1935   Governor of North Carolina, 1985-93
Steven S. Reinemund
Business
6-Apr-1948   CEO of Pepsi, 2001-06
Andrew J. Schindler
Business
12-Aug-1944   CEO of RJ Reynolds, 1995-2004
John C. Whitaker, Jr.
Business
7-Aug-1937   CEO of Inmar Enterprises
Eric C. Wiseman
Business
c. 1955   CEO of VF Corporation

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jeff Bower
Football
28-May-1953   Head Coach, Southern Miss, 1990-2007
Jim Caldwell
Football
16-Jan-1955   Indianapolis Colts coach, 2009-12
Jim Grobe
Football
17-Feb-1952   Wake Forest Head Coach
Al Groh
Football
13-Jul-1944   Head Coach, University of Virginia
John Mackovic
Football
1-Oct-1943   NFL and NCAA football coach
Dave Odom
Basketball
9-Oct-1942   Head Coach, U. of South Carolina
Skip Prosser
Basketball
3-Nov-1950 26-Jul-2007 Xavier, Wake Forest Head Coach


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