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Williams College

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Coeducational in 1970.

Location:
Williamstown, MA

Founding Date:
1792

Mascot:
Purple cow

Enrollment:
2000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Herbert A. Allen, Jr.
Business
c. 1940   Allen & Company, Inc.
Richard A. Ballinger
Government
9-Jul-1858 6-Jun-1922 US Interior Secretary, 1909-11
Bernard M. Baruch
Business
19-Aug-1870 20-Jun-1965 Coined the term Cold War
Alan Baxter
Actor
19-Nov-1908 7-May-1976 Saboteur
William Bennett
Government
31-Jul-1943   Former Drug Czar and gambling man
Michael Beschloss
Historian
30-Nov-1955   The Conquerors
Charles Brackett
Screenwriter
26-Nov-1892 9-Mar-1969 Billy Wilder's collaborator
Edgar Bronfman, Sr.
Business
20-Jun-1929   CEO of Seagram's until 1994
William Cullen Bryant
Poet
3-Nov-1794 12-Jun-1878 Editor, The New York Evening Post
Mika Brzezinski
Journalist
2-May-1967   Co-Host, Morning Joe
G. Clyde Buck
Business
c. 1937   Davis/Chambers & Company
Erin Burnett
TV Personality
3-May-1976   Squawk on the Street
Arne Carlson
Politician
24-Sep-1934   Governor of Minnesota, 1991-99
Ed Case
Politician
27-Sep-1952   Congressman, Hawaii 2nd
Steve Case
Business
21-Aug-1958   CEO of AOL, 1991-2001
Henry Catto
Government
6-Dec-1930   US Ambassador to the UK, 1989-91
Whittaker Chambers
Author
1-Apr-1901 9-Jul-1961 Accuser of Alger Hiss
Gordon Clapp
Actor
24-Sep-1948   Det. Greg Medavoy on NYPD Blue
Martha Coakley
Politician
14-Jul-1953   Attorney General of Massachusetts
Bainbridge Colby
Government
22-Dec-1869 11-Apr-1950 US Secretary of State, 1920-21
Bud Collyer
Game Show Host
18-Jun-1908 8-Sep-1969 To Tell the Truth
Robert D. Coombe
Educator
c. 1948   Chancellor, University of Denver
Peter L. S. Currie
Business
c. 1956   CFO of Netscape, 1995-99
Gordon J. Davis
Attorney
7-Aug-1941   Partner, Dewey & LeBoeuf
Sanford Ballard Dole
Politician
23-Apr-1844 9-Jun-1926 Governor of Hawaii, 1900-03
Dominick Dunne
Novelist
29-Oct-1925 26-Aug-2009 High society novelist, true crime writer
Max Eastman
Author
12-Jan-1883 25-Mar-1969 Socialist writer, later embraced McCarthyism
Robert Holt Edmunds, Jr.
Judge
17-Apr-1949   Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court
Michael R. Eisenson
Business
c. 1955   Charlesbank Capital Partners
C. Burke Elbrick
Diplomat
25-Mar-1908 1983 Career US Ambassador
Robert F. Engle III
Economist
10-Nov-1942   Autoregressive conditional heteroskedasticity
Walker Evans
Photographer
3-Nov-1903 10-Apr-1975 Depression-era Photographer
David Dudley Field
Attorney
13-Feb-1805 13-Apr-1894 Spurred codification of US law
Stephen J. Field
Judge
4-Nov-1816 9-Apr-1899 US Supreme Court Justice, 1863-97
William C. Foote
Business
c. 1951   CEO of USG
Kristin J. Forbes
Economist
21-Aug-1970   Council of Economic Advisers, 2003-05
John Frankenheimer
Film Director
19-Feb-1930 6-Jul-2002 Seven Days in May
Charles B. Fruit
Business
c. 1947 27-May-2008 Chief Marketing Officer at Coca-Cola, 2004-06
James Garfield
Head of State
19-Nov-1831 19-Sep-1881 20th US President, 1881
James Rudolph Garfield
Politician
17-Oct-1865 24-Mar-1950 US Secretary of the Interior, 1907-09
Charles E. Goodell
Politician
16-Mar-1926 21-Jan-1987 US Senator from New York, 1968-71
Donald P. Gregg
Government
12-Dec-1927   National Security Adviser to VP Bush
Roger L. Headrick
Business
c. 1937   ProtaTek International
Richard Helms
Government
30-Mar-1913 22-Oct-2002 CIA Director, 1966-73
William A. Higinbotham
Physicist
25-Oct-1910 10-Nov-1994 Physicist, Tennis for Two
John P. Hiler
Politician
24-Apr-1953   Congressman from Indiana, 1981-91
Philip H. Hoff
Politician
29-Jun-1924   Governor of Vermont, 1963-69
James C. Humes
Government
31-Oct-1934   Speechwriter to five Presidents
Graham Jarvis
Actor
25-Aug-1930 16-Apr-2003 Canadian-American character actor
Robertson C. Jones
Attorney
c. 1944   General Counsel at Del Webb, 1992-2001
Rives Kistler
Judge
c. 1949   Justice, Oregon Supreme Court
John Howard Lawson
Playwright
25-Sep-1894 11-Aug-1977 One of the Hollywood Ten
Herbert H. Lehman
Politician
28-Mar-1878 5-Dec-1963 Governor of New York, 1933-42
Arthur Levitt
Business
3-Feb-1931   SEC Chairman, 1993-2001
Jonathan S. Linen
Business
c. 1944   Vice Chairman of American Express, 1993-2005
Robert I. Lipp
Business
c. 1938   CEO of Travelers Property Casualty, 2001-04
Rayford W. Logan
Historian
7-Jan-1897 4-Nov-1982 The Negro in American Life and Thought
William R. Loomis, Jr.
Business
c. 1949   Former Managing Director, Lazard Freres
John J. Louis, Jr.
Business
10-Jun-1925 15-Feb-1995 US Ambassador to the UK, 1981-83
Jeb Magruder
Government
5-Nov-1934   Nixon's deputy campaign director
John B. McCoy
Business
11-Jun-1943   CEO of Bank One, 1987-99
Joseph McElroy
Novelist
21-Aug-1930   Lookout Cartridge
Jay McInerney
Novelist
13-Jan-1955   Bright Lights, Big City
David K. McKown
Business
c. 1938   Eaton Vance Management
Bethany McLean
Journalist
12-Dec-1970   The Smartest Guys In The Room
Paul R. Michel
Judge
3-Feb-1941   US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
Franklin C. Miller
Government
Oct-1950   National Security Council, 2001-05
Christopher Murphy
Politician
3-Aug-1973   Congressman, Connecticut 5th
William E. Oberndorf
Business
c. 1953   SPO Partners & Co.
Clarence Otis
Business
c. 1955   CEO of Darden Restaurants
William G. Ouchi
Educator
1943   Theory Z
Wade Rathke
Activist
5-Aug-1948   Co-Founder of ACORN
Mitchell B. Reiss
Government
?   Director of Policy Planning, 2003-05
Joseph L. Rice III
Business
c. 1932   Chairman of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Steven S. Rogers
Educator
c. 1955   Finance Profesor, Northwestern University
David S. Ruder
Government
25-May-1929   SEC Chairman, 1987-89
AnnaLee Saxenian
Scholar
c. 1954   Information technologist
John Sayles
Film Director
28-Sep-1950   The Secret of Roan Inish
Stacy Schiff
Journalist
26-Oct-1961   Vera (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov)
Susan Schwab
Government
23-Mar-1955   US Trade Representative
Mayo A. Shattuck III
Business
1954   CEO of Constellation Energy Group
Kevin E. Sheehan
Business
c. 1946   Former Cummins executive
Walter V. Shipley
Business
2-Nov-1935   CEO of Chase Manhattan, 1996-99
Henry R. Silverman
Business
1-Aug-1940   Chairman of Realogy
Nathan K. Sleeper
Business
c. 1973   Partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Jonathan D. Sokoloff
Business
c. 1962   Leonard Green & Partners
Stephen Sondheim
Composer
22-Mar-1930   West Side Story
Herbert Stein
Economist
27-Aug-1916 8-Sep-1999 Economic adviser for Nixon
George Steinbrenner
Baseball
4-Jul-1930 13-Jul-2010 Owner, New York Yankees
Walter P. Stern
Activist
26-Sep-1928   Chairman, Hudson Institute
David Strathairn
Actor
26-Jan-1949   Passion Fish
Bruce Sundlun
Politician
19-Jan-1920 21-Jul-2011 Governor of Rhode Island, 1991-95
Jeffrey S. Sutton
Judge
31-Oct-1960   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Laurie J. Thompson
Business
c. 1958   Prism Venture Partners
Lester Thurow
Economist
7-May-1938   Sloan School of Management
John Toland
Historian
29-Jun-1912 4-Jan-2004 The Rising Sun
Goh Chok Tong
Head of State
20-May-1941   Prime Minister of Singapore, 1990-2004
Paul A. Trivelli
Diplomat
1953   US Ambassador to Nicaragua
Mark Udall
Politician
18-Jul-1950   US Senator from Colorado
Rodolphe M. Vallee
Business
c. 1960   US Ambassador to Slovakia, 2005-07
Kirk Varnedoe
Curator
19-Jan-1946 15-Aug-2003 Curator at MOMA, 1988-2001
Fay Vincent
Baseball
29-May-1938   Commissioner of Baseball, 1989-92
Carl W. Vogt
Attorney
20-Apr-1936   Former Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski
Matthew D. Walter
Business
c. 1969   CEO of Bound Tree Medical
Stephen E. Watson
Business
c. 1944   President of Dayton Hudson, 1990-96
Charles Webb
Novelist
9-Jun-1939   The Graduate
Kevin H. White
Politician
25-Sep-1929 27-Jan-2012 Mayor of Boston, 1968-84
Peter S. Willmott
Business
1937   President of Federal Express, 1980-83
William Windom
Actor
28-Sep-1923 16-Aug-2012 Glen Morley on The Farmer's Daughter
James N. Wood
Administrator
20-Mar-1941 11-Jun-2010 President of Art Institute of Chicago, 1980-2004

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Irving Babbitt
Philosopher
2-Aug-1865 15-Jul-1933 Early leader of Neohumanism
Louise Glück
Author
22-Apr-1943   The Wild Iris
Kermit Gordon
Economist
1916 1976 Council of Economic Advisers, 1961-62
Max Lerner
Sociologist
20-Dec-1902 5-Jun-1992 Ideas Are Weapons
J. Hillis Miller
Critic
5-Mar-1928   Deconstructionist literary critic
Morton Owen Schapiro
Educator
1953   President, Northwestern University
Edmund Beecher Wilson
Biologist
19-Oct-1856 3-Mar-1939 X and Y chromosomes

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
William Sloane Coffin
Activist
1-Jun-1924 12-Apr-2006 Civilly disobedient chaplain
Robert I. Lipp
Business
c. 1938   CEO of Travelers Property Casualty, 2001-04
Clarence Otis
Business
c. 1955   CEO of Darden Restaurants
Joseph L. Rice III
Business
c. 1932   Chairman of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
Morton Owen Schapiro
Educator
1953   President, Northwestern University
Laurie J. Thompson
Business
c. 1958   Prism Venture Partners
Fay Vincent
Baseball
29-May-1938   Commissioner of Baseball, 1989-92
Carl W. Vogt
Attorney
20-Apr-1936   Former Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski
Stephen E. Watson
Business
c. 1944   President of Dayton Hudson, 1990-96
Peter S. Willmott
Business
1937   President of Federal Express, 1980-83


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