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University of Oklahoma

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Location:
Norman, OK

Founding Date:
1890

Team:
Sooners

Enrollment:
29,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Eduardo Aguirre
Diplomat
1946   US Ambassador to Spain
Troy Aikman
Football
21-Nov-1966   Cowboys all-time passing yards leader
Carl B. Albert
Politician
10-May-1908 4-Feb-2000 Congressman from Oklahoma, 1946-76
Cris Alexander
Photographer
14-Jan-1920 7-Mar-2012 Portrait photographer, Broadway actor
Donna M. Alvarado
Business
8-Nov-1948   Aguila International
Dillon Anderson
Government
14-Jul-1906 1974 National Security Advisor, 1955-56
Dick Armey
Politician
7-Jul-1940   US House Majority Leader, 1995-2003
Alan S. Armstrong
Business
c. 1964   CEO of Williams Companies
Jari Askins
Politician
27-Apr-1953   Lt. Governor of Oklahoma
Gregory Benford
Novelist
30-Jan-1941   Physicist and author of Timescape
Nick Berg
Victim
2-Apr-1978 May-2004 US contractor, beheaded on Iraq videotape
Joan Biskupic
Journalist
c. 1956   USA Today Supreme Court reporter
Johnny Bond
Country Musician
1-Jun-1915 12-Jun-1978 Hot Rod Lincoln
Dan Boren
Politician
2-Aug-1973   Congressman, Oklahoma 2nd
David L. Boren
Politician
21-Apr-1941   Governor and Senator from Oklahoma
Brian Bosworth
Football
9-Mar-1965   The Boz
Sam Bradford
Football
8-Nov-1987   Winner, 2008 Heisman Trophy
Brad Carson
Politician
11-Mar-1967   Congressman from Oklahoma, 2001-05
Lonny Chapman
Actor
1-Oct-1920 12-Oct-2007 American character actor
C. J. Cherryh
Author
1-Sep-1942   Cyteen and Downbelow Station
Tom Coburn
Politician
14-Mar-1948   US Senator from Oklahoma
Derrill Cody
Attorney
5-Jul-1938   Of Counsel, Tomlinson & O'Connell
Tom Colbert
Judge
30-Dec-1949   Justice, Oklahoma Supreme Court
Tom Cole
Politician
28-Apr-1949   Congressman, Oklahoma 4th
Ted Collins, Jr.
Business
c. 1938   President of Enron, 1982-87
Bart Conner
Gymnastics
28-Mar-1958   Olympic gymnast
Mick Cornett
Politician
c. 1959   Mayor of Oklahoma City
Edwin Corr
Diplomat
6-Aug-1934   US Ambassador to El Salvador, 1985-88
Eddie Crowder
Football
26-Aug-1931 9-Sep-2008 Colorado Head Coach, 1963-73
Walter F. Doran
Military
15-Oct-1945   C-in-C, US Pacific Fleet, 2002-05
Larry Drake
Actor
21-Feb-1950   Benny Stulwicz on LA Law
Everett F. Drumright
Diplomat
15-Sep-1906 24-Apr-1993 US Ambassador to Taiwan, 1958-62
Archie W. Dunham
Business
1938   CEO of Conoco, 1996-2002
James L. Dunlap
Business
c. 1938   President and COO of Ocean Energy, 1996-99
J. Howard Edmondson
Politician
27-Sep-1925 17-Nov-1971 Governor of Oklahoma, 1959-63
Mickey Edwards
Politician
12-Jul-1937   Congressman from Oklahoma, 1977-93
William L. Ford
Business
c. 1942   Shawnee Milling Company
Charles P. Garcia
Business
c. 1961   Sterling Financial Investment Group
James Garner
Actor
7-Apr-1928   Jim Rockford on Rockford Files
Owen K. Garriott
Astronaut
22-Nov-1930   Skylab, Spacelab astronaut
Alice Ghostley
Actor
14-Aug-1926 21-Sep-2007 Bernice Clifton on Designing Women
Alan C. Greenberg
Business
3-Sep-1927   CEO of Bear Stearns, 1978-93
Blake Griffin
Basketball
16-Mar-1989   Los Angeles Clippers power forward
Fred Haise
Astronaut
14-Nov-1933   Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 13
David Hall
Politician
20-Oct-1930   Governor of Oklahoma, 1971-75
Todd Hamilton
Golf
18-Oct-1965   Winner, 2004 British Open
Rudolph Hargrave
Judge
15-Feb-1925 1-Apr-2014 Justice, Oklahoma Supreme Court, 1978-2010
Ed Harris
Actor
28-Nov-1950   The Rock
Fred R. Harris
Politician
13-Nov-1930   US Senator from Oklahoma, 1964-73
W. H. Helmerich III
Business
12-Jan-1923   Chairman of Helmerich & Payne
Brad Henry
Politician
10-Jun-1963   Governor of Oklahoma, 2003-11
Robert H. Henry
Judge
3-Apr-1953   President of Oklahoma City University
Tony Hillerman
Novelist
27-May-1925 26-Oct-2008 Mystery novels set at Navajo reservation
William J. Holloway, Jr.
Judge
23-Jun-1923   10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1968-92
Donald R. Horton
Business
c. 1950   Founder of D. R. Horton
William R. Howell
Business
c. 1936   CEO of JC Penney, 1983-97
Charles Hurwitz
Business
c. 1940   Corporate raider, MAXXAM
Michael Ivins
Bassist
17-Mar-1963   Bassist for The Flaming Lips
Kevin James
Radio Personality
1963   Conservative talk radio host
Donald C. Johnson
Diplomat
c. 1948   US Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea
James R. Jones
Diplomat
5-May-1939   US Ambassador to Mexico, 1993-97
Robert W. Jordan
Diplomat
1945   US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 2001-03
Christian Kane
Actor
27-Jun-1974   Lindsey McDonald on Angel
Frank Keating
Politician
10-Feb-1944   Governor of Oklahoma, 1995-2003
Robert S. Kerr
Politician
11-Sep-1896 1-Jan-1963 Governor and Senator from Oklahoma
Fred LaRue
Government
11-Oct-1928 24-Jul-2004 Nixon's bag man
Shannon Lucid
Astronaut
14-Jan-1943   Five space shuttle flights
Thad Luckinbill
Actor
24-Apr-1975   The Young and the Restless
Michael J. Maples
Business
c. 1942   Co-President of Microsoft, 1992-95
Susana Martinez
Politician
14-Jul-1959   Governor of New Mexico
Dave McCurdy
Politician
30-Mar-1950   Congressman from Oklahoma, 1981-95
Tommy McDonald
Football
26-Jul-1934   NFL Hall of Famer
Ernest W. McFarland
Politician
9-Oct-1894 8-Jun-1984 Governor of Arizona, 1955-59
George C. McGhee
Diplomat
1912 4-Jul-2005 US Ambassador to Germany, 1963-68
Cleta Mitchell
Attorney
1950   Conservative lawyer
David M. Moffett
Business
c. 1952   CFO of US Bancorp, 2001-07
Orville Moody
Golf
9-Dec-1933 8-Aug-2008 Winner, 1969 US Open
Pattye L. Moore
Business
c. 1957   President of Sonic Drive-In, 2002-04
Alfred P. Murrah
Judge
27-Oct-1904 30-Oct-1975 Oklahoma City Federal Building namesake
Steve Owens
Football
9-Dec-1947   Winner, 1969 Heisman Trophy
Tom Paxton
Singer/Songwriter
31-Oct-1937   Rambling Boy
Adrian Peterson
Football
21-Mar-1985   Minnesota Vikings RB
Leon C. Phillips
Politician
9-Dec-1890 27-Mar-1958 Governor of Oklahoma, 1939-43
Lance Rentzel
Football
14-Oct-1943   Disgraced former Dallas Cowboy
Rick Rescorla
Victim
27-May-1939 11-Sep-2001 Anticipated both WTC attacks, died in 9/11
Darrell Royal
Football
6-Jul-1924 7-Nov-2012 UT-Austin Head Coach, 1957-76
John Russell
Baseball
5-Jan-1961   Manager, Pittsburgh Pirates
James Sharp
Attorney
1940   High-powered Washington attorney
Ray Shaw
Journalist
28-Mar-1934 19-Jul-2009 Former President, Dow Jones
Billy Sims
Football
18-Sep-1955   Detroit Lions RB
G. D. Spradlin
Actor
31-Aug-1920 24-Jul-2011 Canadian Bacon
Robert D. Steele
Spy
16-Jul-1952   Open Source Systems
Randall Stephenson
Business
22-Apr-1960   CEO of AT&T
Hal Stratton
Government
6-Dec-1950   CPSC chairman, 2002-06
Mike Synar
Politician
17-Oct-1950 9-Jan-1996 Congressman from Oklahoma, 1979-95
Steven W. Taylor
Judge
7-Jun-1949   Justice, Oklahoma Supreme Court
Jeanne Tripplehorn
Actor
10-Jun-1963   Office Killer
Billy Vessels
Football
22-Mar-1931 17-Nov-2001 Winner, 1952 Heisman Trophy
David Walters
Politician
20-Nov-1951   Governor of Oklahoma, 1991-95
Helen Robson Walton
Relative
3-Dec-1919 19-Apr-2007 World's 13th richest person, 2005
J. C. Watts
Politician
18-Nov-1957   Congressman from Oklahoma, 1995-2003
Dennis Weaver
Actor
4-Jun-1924 24-Feb-2006 Sam McCloud in McCloud
Jason White
Football
19-Jun-1980   Winner, 2003 Heisman Trophy
Bruce W. Wilkinson
Business
c. 1944   CEO of McDermott International
James R. Winchester
Judge
23-Mar-1952   Oklahoma Chief Justice
Phail Wynn, Jr.
Educator
c. 1947   Durham Technical Community College
Yahweh ben Yahweh
Religion
27-Oct-1935 7-May-2007 Nation of Yahweh

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Edwin Corr
Diplomat
6-Aug-1934   US Ambassador to El Salvador, 1985-88
James R. Gavin III
Doctor
c. 1945   Morehouse School of Medicine
Anita Hill
Victim
30-Jul-1956   Former colleague of Clarence Thomas
Edward Perkins
Diplomat
8-Jun-1928   US Ambassador to Australia, 1993-96

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
David L. Boren
Politician
21-Apr-1941   Governor and Senator from Oklahoma
Edwin Corr
Diplomat
6-Aug-1934   US Ambassador to El Salvador, 1985-88
Robert E. Hemenway
Educator
10-Aug-1941   Chancellor, University of Kansas
C. Stephen Lynn
Business
c. 1947   Cummings Incorporated
R. Gerald Turner
Educator
c. 1946   President, Southern Methodist University

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Rod Barnes
Basketball
8-Jan-1966   Georgia State Head Coach
Mack Brown
Football
27-Aug-1951   Head Coach, UT-Austin
Larry Coker
Football
23-Jun-1948   Miami Head Coach, 2001-06
Chuck Fairbanks
Football
10-Jun-1933 2-Apr-2013 New England Patriots Head Coach, 1973-78
Mike Leach
Football
9-Mar-1961   Football Coach, Washington State University
Mark Mangino
Football
26-Aug-1956   Kansas Jayhawks Head Coach
Steve Owens
Football
9-Dec-1947   Winner, 1969 Heisman Trophy
Bo Pelini
Football
13-Dec-1967   Head Coach, Nebraska Cornhuskers
Rex Ryan
Football
13-Dec-1962   Head Coach, New York Jets
Kelvin Sampson
Basketball
5-Oct-1955   Head Coach, IU-Bloomington
Howard Schnellenberger
Football
16-Mar-1934   FAU Head Coach
Bob Stoops
Football
9-Sep-1960   Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach
Barry Switzer
Football
5-Oct-1937   Dallas Cowboys Head Coach, 1994-97
Bud Wilkinson
Football
23-Apr-1916 9-Feb-1994 Sooners Head Coach, 1947-63


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