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Bowdoin College

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Brunswick, ME

Founding Date:
24-Jun-1794

Motto:
Ut Aquila Versus Caelum

Team:
Polar Bears

Enrollment:
1700

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jacob Abbott
Author
14-Nov-1803 31-Oct-1879 Franconia Stories
Paul Adelstein
Actor
29-Apr-1969   Prison Break
Tom Allen
Politician
16-Apr-1945   Congressman from Maine, 1997-2009
Vance Bourjaily
Novelist
17-Sep-1922 31-Aug-2010 The End of My Life
Owen Brewster
Politician
22-Feb-1888 25-Dec-1961 Governor and Senator from Maine
Harold H. Burton
Judge
22-Jun-1888 28-Oct-1964 US Supreme Court Justice, 1945-58
Lawrence E. Butler
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Macedonia, 2002-05
Geoffrey Canada
Educator
13-Jan-1952   Harlem Children's Zone
Hodding Carter
Journalist
3-Feb-1907 4-Apr-1972 Delta Democrat-Times
Kenneth Chenault
Business
2-Jun-1951   CEO of American Express
Jonathan Cilley
Politician
2-Jul-1802 24-Feb-1838 US Congressman from Maine, 1837-38
Robert P. Tristram Coffin
Poet
18-Mar-1892 20-Jan-1955 Strange Holiness
William Cohen
Government
28-Aug-1940   US Secretary of Defense, 1997-01
Albert Dekker
Actor
20-Dec-1905 5-May-1968 The Wild Bunch
Paul H. Douglas
Politician
26-Mar-1892 24-Sep-1976 US Senator from Illinois, 1949-67
George Evans
Politician
12-Jan-1797 6-Apr-1867 US Senator from Maine, 1841-47
William P. Fessenden
Politician
16-Oct-1806 8-Sep-1869 Senator from Maine, Treasury Secretary
Melville W. Fuller
Judge
11-Feb-1833 4-Jul-1910 US Chief Justice, 1888-1910
David F. Gordon
Government
?   State Dept. Dir. Policy Planning, 2007-08
John Parker Hale
Politician
31-Mar-1806 19-Dec-1873 Anti-slavery US Senator from NH
Edwin Hall
Physicist
7-Nov-1855 20-Nov-1938 Discovered the Hall Effect
Reed Hastings
Business
8-Oct-1960   Founder and CEO of Netflix
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Author
4-Jul-1804 19-May-1864 The House of the Seven Gables
Christopher Hill
Diplomat
1952   US Ambassador to Iraq, 2009-10
Oliver O. Howard
Military
8-Nov-1830 26-Oct-1909 Headed the Freedmen's Bureau
Alfred Kinsey
Scientist
23-Jun-1894 25-Aug-1956 Researched human sexual behavior
Burt Kwouk
Actor
18-Jul-1930   Cato in Pink Panther films
Edwin M. Lee
Government
5-May-1952   Mayor of San Francisco
Charles M. Leighton
Business
c. 1935   CEO of CML Group, 1969-98
Larry Lindsey
Economist
18-Jul-1954   Masterminded GWB's tax cut
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poet
27-Feb-1807 24-Mar-1882 Evangeline
David J. Lubar
Business
c. 1955   President of Lubar & Co.
James L. McConaughy
Politician
21-Oct-1887 7-Mar-1948 Governor of Connecticut, 1947-48
Hugh McCulloch
Government
7-Dec-1808 24-May-1895 Twice US Treasury Secretary
Cynthia McFadden
Journalist
27-May-1956   Primetime Live
Robin McKinley
Author
16-Nov-1952   The Hero and the Crown
Patrick Meehan
Politician
20-Oct-1955   Congressman, Pennsylvania 7th
Barry Mills
Attorney
8-Sep-1950   President, Bowdoin College
George J. Mitchell
Politician
20-Aug-1933   US Senator from Maine, 1980-95
David A. Olsen
Business
c. 1937   CEO of Johnson & Higgins, 1990-97
John O. Parker, Jr.
Business
c. 1944   Partner, Rho Ventures
Robert E. Peary
Explorer
6-May-1856 20-Feb-1920 First to reach the North Pole
Thomas Pickering
Diplomat
5-Nov-1931   Career US Ambassador
Franklin Pierce
Head of State
23-Nov-1804 8-Oct-1869 14th President of the U.S.
Thomas B. Reed
Politician
18-Oct-1839 7-Dec-1902 Speaker of the House, 1889-91 and 1895-99
Robert V. Schnabel
Educator
28-Sep-1922 1-Sep-2009 President of Valparaiso University, 1978-88
Wilbert Snow
Politician
6-Apr-1884 28-Sep-1977 Governor of Connecticut, 1946-47
Raymond S. Troubh
Business
3-May-1926   Independent Financial Consultant
Wallace H. White, Jr.
Politician
6-Aug-1877 31-Mar-1952 US Senator from Maine, 1931-49

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Robert P. Tristram Coffin
Poet
18-Mar-1892 20-Jan-1955 Strange Holiness
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Poet
27-Feb-1807 24-Mar-1882 Evangeline

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
George Evans
Politician
12-Jan-1797 6-Apr-1867 US Senator from Maine, 1841-47
William P. Fessenden
Politician
16-Oct-1806 8-Sep-1869 Senator from Maine, Treasury Secretary
Barry Mills
Attorney
8-Sep-1950   President, Bowdoin College
David A. Olsen
Business
c. 1937   CEO of Johnson & Higgins, 1990-97


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