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Wesleyan University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Fomerly a Methodist university, until 1937.

Location:
Middletown, CT

Founding Date:
1831

Team:
Cardinals

Enrollment:
2880

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Kofi Appenteng
Attorney
14-Jun-1957   Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP
Miguel Arteta
Film Director
1965   Chuck & Buck
Raymond E. Baldwin
Politician
31-Aug-1893 4-Oct-1986 Governor and Senator from Connecticut
Gerald L. Baliles
Politician
8-Jul-1940   Governor of Virginia, 1986-90
Robert M. Ball
Government
28-Mar-1914 29-Jan-2008 Director of Social Security, 1962-73
John Perry Barlow
Activist
3-Oct-1947   Co-Founder, EFF
David A. Barr
Business
c. 1963   Warburg Pincus
John D. Bates
Judge
11-Oct-1946   FISA Court Judge
Michael Bay
Film Director
17-Feb-1964   Armageddon
Bill Belichick
Football
16-Apr-1952   Head Coach, New England Patriots
Douglas J. Bennet
Educator
23-Jun-1938   President of Wesleyan University, 1995-2007
Michael Bennet
Politician
28-Nov-1964   US Senator from Colorado
David Brancaccio
TV Personality
c. 1960   NOW, Marketplace
David Josiah Brewer
Judge
20-Jan-1837 28-Mar-1910 US Supreme Court Justice, 1890-1910
L. Dean Brown
Diplomat
21-Aug-1920 2-May-2001 US Ambassador to Jordan, 1970-73
Richard E. Cavanagh
Government
c. 1946   CEO of The Conference Board, 1995-2007
William Christopher
Actor
20-Oct-1932   Father Mulcahy on M*A*S*H
Walter E. Clark
Politician
7-Jan-1869 4-Feb-1950 Territorial Governor of Alaska, 1909-13
Kit Clayton
Electronic Musician
1974   Orthlorng Musork
Thomas H. Collins
Military
c. 1946   US Coast Guard Commandant, 2002-06
Norris Cotton
Politician
11-May-1900 24-Feb-1989 US Senator from New Hampshire, 1954-74
Walter Cutler
Diplomat
25-Nov-1931   US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 1984-87
Emilio Daddario
Politician
24-Sep-1918 6-Jul-2010 Congressman from Connecticut, 1959-71
Ram Dass
Religion
5-Apr-1931   Be Here Now
Dana Delany
Actor
13-Mar-1956   China Beach
Chuck Douglas
Politician
2-Dec-1942   Congressman from New Hampshire, 1989-91
Mallory Factor
Activist
c. 1950   Merchant banker
Michael T. Fries
Business
6-Feb-1963   CEO of Liberty Global
MC Frontalot
Musician
3-Dec-1973   Coined the term Nerdcore
Willie Garson
Actor
20-Feb-1964   Stanford Blatch on Sex and the City
Elisabeth Harnois
Actor
26-May-1979   Christina Nickson on Point Pleasant
Robert H. Hayes
Business
c. 1936   Professor at HBS, 1966-2000
Sally Hernandez
Attorney
c. 1952   Deputy Mayor of NYC, 1990-92
John Hickenlooper
Politician
7-Feb-1952   Governor of Colorado
Paul Horgan
Author
1-Aug-1903 8-Mar-1995 Great River: The Rio Grande
Lester C. Hunt
Politician
8-Jul-1892 19-Jun-1954 US Senator, committed suicide
Robert E. Hunter
Diplomat
c. 1940   US Ambassador to NATO, 1993-98
Alberto Ibargüen
Publisher
c. 1944   President of the Knight Foundation
Sebastian Junger
Author
17-Jan-1962   The Perfect Storm
Herb Kelleher
Business
12-Mar-1931   Founder of Southwest Airlines
Andrew J. Kleinfeld
Judge
12-Jun-1945   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Arthur Kopit
Playwright
10-May-1937   Mama's Hung You in the Closet
William J. Lansing
Business
c. 1958   CEO of Value Vision Media, 2004-07
James Lord
Author
27-Nov-1922 23-Aug-2009 Giacometti: A Biography
Gary W. Loveman
Business
c. 1960   CEO of Harrah's Entertainment
James M. Loy
Military
10-Aug-1942   US Coast Guard Commandant, 1998-2002
Robert Ludlum
Novelist
25-May-1927 12-Mar-2001 Holcroft Covenant
Barton MacLane
Actor
25-Dec-1902 1-Jan-1969 Gen. Peterson on I Dream of Jeannie
Eric Mangini
Football
19-Jan-1971   Head Coach, Cleveland Browns
Carola McGiffert
Government
?   Center for Strategic & International Studies
Charles Olson
Poet
27-Dec-1910 10-Jan-1970 The Maximus Poems
Amanda Palmer
Singer/Songwriter
30-Apr-1976   The Dresden Dolls
Robert E. Patricelli
Business
c. 1940   Women's Health USA
Michael S. Roth
Educator
c. 1956   President, Wesleyan University
Santigold
Singer
25-Sep-1976   L.E.S. Artistes
Jonathan I. Schwartz
Business
20-Oct-1965   CEO of Sun Microsystems
Anthony J. Scirica
Judge
16-Dec-1940   3rd Circuit Court of Appeals
Peter Shumlin
Politician
24-Mar-1956   Governor of Vermont
Frank V. Sica
Business
c. 1951   Managing Partner, Tailwind Capital
David Skaggs
Politician
22-Feb-1943   Congressman from Colorado, 1987-99
Tristan Taormino
Columnist
9-May-1971   Anal sex authority
Herbert H. Tate, Jr.
Attorney
22-Feb-1953   President, NJ Board of Public Utilities, 1994-2001
Stephen S. Trott
Judge
12-Dec-1939   9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1988-2004
Jon Turteltaub
Film Director
8-Aug-1963   National Treasure
Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Film Director
14-Sep-1966   The Guru
Kim Wayans
Actor
16-Oct-1961   A Wayans sister
Paul Weitz
Film Director
19-Nov-1965   American Pie
Joss Whedon
Film/TV Producer
23-Jun-1964   Creator of Buffy, Angel, and Firefly
Mike White
Screenwriter
28-Jun-1970   Writer of School of Rock
Bradley Whitford
Actor
10-Oct-1959   The West Wing
Henry Willson
Business
31-Jul-1911 2-Nov-1978 Talent agent, cultivated gay clientele
Henry M. Wriston
Educator
4-Jul-1889 7-Mar-1978 President of Brown University, 1937-55
Walter B. Wriston
Business
3-Aug-1919 19-Jan-2005 CEO of Citibank, 1967-84
Stephen M. Young
Diplomat
1951   Director of the American Institute in Taiwan
Strauss Zelnick
Business
26-Jun-1957   CEO of BMG Entertainment, 1998-2000

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Reginald Bartholomew
Diplomat
17-Feb-1936 26-Aug-2012 US Ambassador to Italy, 1993-97
Anthony Braxton
Jazz Musician
4-Jun-1945   Inventive jazz multi-instrumentalist
Norman O. Brown
Historian
25-Sep-1913 2-Oct-2002 Life Against Death
Annie Dillard
Author
30-Apr-1945   Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Leslie H. Gelb
Government
4-Mar-1937   President, Council on Foreign Relations, 1993-2003
Paul Horgan
Author
1-Aug-1903 8-Mar-1995 Great River: The Rio Grande
Clarence D. Long
Politician
11-Dec-1908 18-Sep-1994 Congressman from Maryland, 1963-85
Alvin Lucier
Composer
14-May-1931   I Am Sitting In A Room
William Manchester
Author
1-Apr-1922 1-Jun-2004 The Arms of Krupp
Arno J. Mayer
Historian
19-Jun-1926   Marxist Jew, quasi-revisionist
Nathan M. Pusey
Educator
4-Apr-1907 14-Nov-2001 President of Harvard, 1953-71
Wilbert Snow
Politician
6-Apr-1884 28-Sep-1977 Governor of Connecticut, 1946-47
Richard Wilbur
Poet
1-Mar-1921   Second U.S. Poet Laureate
Woodrow Wilson
Head of State
28-Dec-1856 3-Feb-1924 28th US President, 1913-21
Henry M. Wriston
Educator
4-Jul-1889 7-Mar-1978 President of Brown University, 1937-55

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Kofi Appenteng
Attorney
14-Jun-1957   Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP
Douglas J. Bennet
Educator
23-Jun-1938   President of Wesleyan University, 1995-2007
Richard E. Cavanagh
Government
c. 1946   CEO of The Conference Board, 1995-2007
Sally Hernandez
Attorney
c. 1952   Deputy Mayor of NYC, 1990-92
James L. McConaughy
Politician
21-Oct-1887 7-Mar-1948 Governor of Connecticut, 1947-48
Robert E. Patricelli
Business
c. 1940   Women's Health USA
Michael S. Roth
Educator
c. 1956   President, Wesleyan University
Frank V. Sica
Business
c. 1951   Managing Partner, Tailwind Capital
David Skaggs
Politician
22-Feb-1943   Congressman from Colorado, 1987-99
Stephen S. Trott
Judge
12-Dec-1939   9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1988-2004
Frank B. Weeks
Politician
20-Jan-1854 2-Oct-1935 Governor of Connecticut, 1909-11
Strauss Zelnick
Business
26-Jun-1957   CEO of BMG Entertainment, 1998-2000


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