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University of Kentucky

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded by John Bowman in 1865 as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky. Name changed in 1908 to State University, Lexington, Kentucky, in 1916 to University of Kentucky.

Location:
Lexington, KY

Founding Date:
1865

Team:
Wildcats

Enrollment:
32,000

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

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Barry K. Allen
Business
c. 1949   EVP at Qwest, 2004-07
Bill Bass
Scientist
30-Aug-1928   Human decomposition
Wendell Berry
Author
5-Aug-1934   A Place on Earth
Steve Beshear
Politician
21-Sep-1944   Governor of Kentucky
George Blanda
Football
17-Sep-1927 27-Sep-2010 Football hall-of-famer played 340 games
James R. Boyd
Business
c. 1947   VP of Ashland, 1986-2002
Ned Breathitt
Politician
26-Nov-1924 11-Oct-2003 Governor of Kentucky, 1963-67
Gay Brewer
Golf
19-Mar-1932 31-Aug-2007 Winner, 1967 Masters Tournament
John Y. Brown, Jr.
Politician
28-Dec-1933   Governor of Kentucky, 1979-83
Michael R. Buchanan
Business
c. 1947   Former Bank of America executive
Julian Carroll
Politician
16-Apr-1931   Governor of Kentucky, 1974-79
W. Larry Cash
Business
c. 1948   CFO of Community Health Systems
Albert "Happy" Chandler
Politician
14-Jul-1898 15-Jun-1991 Kentucky Governor, Baseball Commissioner
Ben Chandler
Politician
12-Sep-1959   Congressman, Kentucky 6th
Paul W. Chellgren
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Ashland, 1996-2002
Champ Clark
Politician
7-Mar-1850 2-Mar-1921 Speaker of the US House, 1911-19
Martha Layne Collins
Politician
7-Dec-1936   Governor of Kentucky, 1983-87
Bert T. Combs
Politician
13-Aug-1911 4-Dec-1991 Governor of Kentucky, 1959-63
Deno Curris
Educator
1940   President, AASCU
Brady J. Deaton
Educator
c. 1944   President, University of Missouri
Frank Graves Dickey
Educator
1-Dec-1917 7-Aug-2009 President, University of Kentucky, 1956-63
Mike Duncan
Activist
1951   RNC Chairman, 2007-09
Ernie Fletcher
Politician
12-Nov-1952   Governor of Kentucky, 2003-07
Wendell H. Ford
Politician
8-Sep-1924   US Senator from Kentucky, 1974-99
Donald Fowler
Government
12-Sep-1935   DNC chairman, 1995-97
Don Galloway
Actor
27-Jul-1937 8-Jan-2009 Det. Sgt. Ed Brown on Ironside
Troy Gentry
Country Musician
5-Apr-1967   Montgomery Gentry
Alex Groza
Basketball
7-Oct-1926 21-Jan-1995 Caught in point shaving scandal
David Hager
Doctor
c. 1946   Gynecologist, conservative activist
Joe B. Hall
Basketball
30-Nov-1928   Kentucky Head Coach, 1972-85
Elizabeth Hardwick
Critic
27-Jul-1916 2-Dec-2007 Seduction and Betrayal
James F. Hardymon
Business
c. 1934   CEO of Textron, 1992-98
Sandra L. Helton
Business
c. 1949   CFO of Telephone & Data, 1998-2006
Walter D. Huddleston
Politician
15-Apr-1926   US Senator from Kentucky, 1973-85
Dan Issel
Basketball
25-Oct-1948   Nuggets Hall of Famer, Coach
Ashley Judd
Actor
19-Apr-1968   Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
Michael D. Lambert
Business
c. 1947   Senior VP at Dell, 1996-2002
David M. Lawrence
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Kaiser KHFP, 1991-2002
Ron Lewis
Politician
14-Sep-1946   Congressman from Kentucky, 1994-2009
William Lipscomb
Chemist
9-Dec-1919 14-Apr-2011 Chemical bonding
Ken Lucas
Politician
22-Aug-1933   Congressman from Kentucky, 1999-2005
Bobbie Ann Mason
Novelist
1-May-1940   In Country
Sally Mason
Educator
c. 1950   President, University of Iowa
Charles McClendon
Football
17-Oct-1923 6-Dec-2001 LSU Head Coach, 1962-79
Mitch McConnell
Politician
20-Feb-1942   US Senator from Kentucky
James F. McDonald
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Scientific-Atlanta, 1993-2006
W. Rodney McMullen
Business
c. 1961   Vice Chairman of Kroger
Donald L. McWhorter
Business
c. 1936   President and CEO of Banc One, 1992-95
John Merritt
Football
26-Jan-1926 13-Dec-1983 Tennessee Football Coach, 1963-83
Daniel Mongiardo
Politician
4-Jul-1960   Lt. Governor of Kentucky
Thomas H. Morgan
Scientist
25-Sep-1866 4-Dec-1945 Fruit fly chromosomes and heredity
Story Musgrave
Astronaut
19-Aug-1935   Spent 1281 hours in space
Joe Nickell
Author
1-Dec-1944   Professional skeptic
Thomas Niles
Diplomat
22-Sep-1939   US Ambassador to Greece, 1993-97
Burl Osborne
Publisher
25-Jun-1937 15-Aug-2012 Dallas Morning News
Paul Patton
Politician
26-May-1937   Governor of Kentucky, 1995-2003
John Pelphrey
Basketball
18-Jul-1968   Head Coach, Arkansas Razorbacks
Steve Pence
Politician
22-Dec-1953   Lt. Governor of Kentucky, 2003-07
Beverly Perdue
Politician
14-Jan-1948   Governor of North Carolina
James R. Ramsey
Educator
14-Nov-1948   President, University of Louisville
Pat Riley
Basketball
20-Mar-1945   Miami Heat Head Coach, 2005-08
James D. Robbins
Business
c. 1947   Former Managing Partner, PWC
Hal Rogers
Politician
31-Dec-1937   Congressman, Kentucky 5th
James E. Rogers
Business
20-Sep-1947   CEO of Duke Energy
Rajon Rondo
Basketball
22-Feb-1986   Boston Celtics point guard
Howard Schnellenberger
Football
16-Mar-1934   FAU Head Coach
John T. Scopes
Educator
3-Aug-1900 21-Oct-1970 Defendant in the Scopes Monkey Trial
James G. Scrugham
Politician
19-Jan-1880 23-Jun-1945 Governor of Nevada, 1923-27
Alan Sears
Activist
?   CEO, Alliance Defense Fund
Louise Slaughter
Politician
14-Aug-1929   Congresswoman, New York 28th
Harry Dean Stanton
Actor
14-Jul-1926   Bathrobe-clad actor from Repo Man
Ted Strickland
Politician
4-Aug-1941   Governor of Ohio, 2007-11
Paul E. Sullivan
Attorney
c. 1945   Frost Brown Todd
Gregory L. Summe
Business
c. 1956   CEO of PerkinElmer
Lee T. Todd, Jr.
Educator
6-May-1946   President, University of Kentucky
John Wall
Basketball
6-Sep-1990   Washington Wizards point guard
Charles T. Wethington, Jr.
Educator
2-Jan-1936   President, University of Kentucky, 1990-2001
Ed Whitfield
Politician
25-May-1943   Congressman, Kentucky 1st
Fred M. Wilcox
Film Director
22-Dec-1907 23-Sep-1964 Forbidden Planet
Wallace Wilkinson
Politician
12-Dec-1941 5-Jul-2002 Governor of Kentucky, 1987-91
William Windom
Actor
28-Sep-1923 16-Aug-2012 Glen Morley on The Farmer's Daughter

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Wendell Berry
Author
5-Aug-1934   A Place on Earth
Mary Sue Coleman
Educator
2-Oct-1943   President, University of Michigan
Guy Davenport
Author
23-Nov-1927 4-Jan-2005 Thasos and Ohio
Robert E. Hemenway
Educator
10-Aug-1941   Chancellor, University of Kansas
David Ignatow
Poet
7-Feb-1914 17-Nov-1997 Rescue the Dead
Story Musgrave
Astronaut
19-Aug-1935   Spent 1281 hours in space
Deborah E. Powell
Doctor
1939   Dean of UMN Medical School
James R. Ramsey
Educator
14-Nov-1948   President, University of Louisville
John M. Rogers
Judge
26-Jun-1948   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Charles T. Wethington, Jr.
Educator
2-Jan-1936   President, University of Kentucky, 1990-2001

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ned Breathitt
Politician
26-Nov-1924 11-Oct-2003 Governor of Kentucky, 1963-67
Albert "Happy" Chandler
Politician
14-Jul-1898 15-Jun-1991 Kentucky Governor, Baseball Commissioner
Paul W. Chellgren
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Ashland, 1996-2002
Martha Layne Collins
Politician
7-Dec-1936   Governor of Kentucky, 1983-87
Frank Graves Dickey
Educator
1-Dec-1917 7-Aug-2009 President, University of Kentucky, 1956-63
Donald Fowler
Government
12-Sep-1935   DNC chairman, 1995-97
James F. Hardymon
Business
c. 1934   CEO of Textron, 1992-98
Robert E. Hemenway
Educator
10-Aug-1941   Chancellor, University of Kansas
Nana Mensah
Business
c. 1953   PepsiCo Restaurants International
John M. Rogers
Judge
26-Jun-1948   6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Lee T. Todd, Jr.
Educator
6-May-1946   President, University of Kentucky
Charles T. Wethington, Jr.
Educator
2-Jan-1936   President, University of Kentucky, 1990-2001

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Tommy Bowden
Football
10-Jul-1954   Head Coach, Clemson University, 1999-2008
Rich Brooks
Football
20-Aug-1941   Kentucky Wildcats Head Coach
Bear Bryant
Football
11-Sep-1913 26-Jan-1983 Legendary Alabama head coach
John Calipari
Basketball
10-Feb-1959   Head Coach, University of Kentucky
John Cooper
Football
2-Jul-1937   OSU Head Coach, 1988-2000
Bill Curry
Football
21-Oct-1942   NFL center, NCAA football coach
Paul Dietzel
Football
5-Sep-1924   South Carolina Head Coach, 1966-74
Billy Donovan
Basketball
30-May-1965   Head Coach, Florida Gators
Billy Gillispie
Basketball
7-Nov-1959   Former basketball coach, Texas Tech
Joe B. Hall
Basketball
30-Nov-1928   Kentucky Head Coach, 1972-85
Leonard Hamilton
Basketball
c. 1949   FSU Head Coach
Mike Leach
Football
9-Mar-1961   Football Coach, Washington State University
Jim O'Brien
Basketball
11-Feb-1952   Head Coach of Indiana Pacers, 2007-11
Rick Pitino
Basketball
18-Sep-1952   Head Coach, University of Louisville
Adolph Rupp
Basketball
2-Sep-1901 10-Dec-1977 Kentucky Head Coach, 1930-72
Don Shula
Football
4-Jan-1930   Miami Dolphins coach
Tubby Smith
Basketball
30-Jun-1951   Former Head Coach, University of Minnesota
Eddie Sutton
Basketball
12-Mar-1936   OSU Head Coach, 1990-2006


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