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American Civil Liberties Union

ORGANIZATION

Founded in 1920 by Roger Baldwin, generally supporting all civil rights except the right to keep and bear arms.

Official Website:
http://www.aclu.org/

Founding Date:
1920

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Rocky Anderson
Politician
9-Sep-1951   Mayor of Salt Lake City, 2000-08
Dick Armey
Politician
7-Jul-1940   US House Majority Leader, 1995-2003
Roger Baldwin
Activist
21-Jan-1884 26-Aug-1981 Founder of the American Civil Liberties Union
Tammy Baldwin
Politician
11-Feb-1962   Congresswoman, Wisconsin 2nd
Bob Barr
Politician
5-Nov-1948   Congressman from Georgia, 1995-2003
Francis Biddle
Government
9-May-1886 4-Oct-1968 US Attorney General, 1941-45
Ben Bradlee
Journalist
26-Aug-1921   Editor of The Washington Post, 1965-91
Heywood Broun
Journalist
7-Dec-1888 18-Dec-1939 Muckraking reporter of the 1920s and '30s
Anton J. Carlson
Biologist
29-Jan-1875 2-Sep-1956 The Machinery of the Body
Bob Carr
Politician
27-Mar-1943   Congressman from Michigan, 1975-95
Erwin Chemerinsky
Scholar
14-May-1953   Legal Scholar
David N. Cicilline
Politician
15-Jul-1961   Congressman, Rhode Island 1st
Richard C. Clark
Politician
14-Sep-1928   US Senator from Iowa, 1973-79
Johnnie Cochran
Attorney
2-Oct-1937 29-Mar-2005 Successfully defended O. J. Simpson
Jeff Cohen
Pundit
?   Fox News Watch
Alan Colmes
Pundit
24-Sep-1950   Left-leaning political pundit
John Conyers
Politician
16-May-1929   Congressman, Michigan 14th
Lanny J. Davis
Government
c. 1946   White House Counsel, 1996-98
Eugene V. Debs
Labor Leader
5-Nov-1855 20-Oct-1926 Labor leader ran for President five times
Morris Dees
Activist
16-Dec-1936   Bankrupted the Klan
Bernardine Dohrn
Activist
12-Jan-1942   Weather Underground leader
Melvyn Douglas
Actor
5-Apr-1901 4-Aug-1981 Being There
Richard Dreyfuss
Actor
29-Oct-1947   Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Michael Dukakis
Politician
3-Nov-1933   Twice Governor of Massachusetts
Olympia Dukakis
Actor
20-Jun-1931   Tales of the City
Susan Estrich
Pundit
16-Dec-1952   Fox News liberal
Lane Evans
Politician
4-Aug-1951   Congressman, Illinois 17th
Shepard Fairey
Artist
15-Feb-1970   Andre the Giant Has A Posse
Frances Farenthold
Educator
2-Oct-1926   President of Wells College, 1976-80
Mike Farrell
Actor
6-Feb-1939   BJ Hunnicutt on M*A*S*H
Howard Fast
Novelist
11-Nov-1914 12-Mar-2003 Spartacus
Bob Filner
Politician
4-Sep-1942   Mayor of San Diego
Felix Frankfurter
Judge
15-Nov-1882 22-Feb-1965 US Supreme Court Justice, 1939-62
Gabrielle Giffords
Politician
8-Jun-1970   Congresswoman from Arizona, 2007-12
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Judge
15-Mar-1933   US Supreme Court Justice
Ira Glasser
Activist
1938   ACLU Executive Director, 1978-2001
Arthur J. Goldberg
Judge
8-Aug-1908 19-Jan-1990 Supreme Court Justice, 1962-65
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Actor
16-Nov-1977   Secretary
Paul Haggis
Screenwriter
10-Mar-1953   Crash
Alcee Hastings
Politician
5-Sep-1936   Congressman, Florida 23rd
Christie Hefner
Business
8-Nov-1952   CEO of Playboy, 1988-2009
Wade Henderson
Activist
1948   Leadership Conference on Civil Rights
Betty Hill
Hoaxer
28-Jun-1919 17-Oct-2004 Self-proclaimed UFO abductee
Harold Ickes
Government
15-Mar-1874 3-Feb-1952 US Secretary of the Interior, 1933-46
Molly Ivins
Columnist
30-Aug-1944 31-Jan-2007 Loudmouthed Texas dame
Dawn E. Johnsen
Attorney
14-Aug-1961   Indiana University law professor
Burton Joseph
Attorney
23-May-1930 31-Mar-2010 First Amendment lawyer
Herman Kahn
Scholar
15-Feb-1922 7-Jul-1983 Hudson Institute founder
Helen Keller
Activist
27-Jun-1880 1-Jun-1968 Deaf and blind activist
Florence Kelley
Activist
12-Sep-1859 17-Feb-1932 Founder of National Consumers League
Marilyn Kelly
Judge
15-Apr-1938   Justice, Michigan Supreme Court
W. H. Knight
Educator
c. 1954   Law Professor, University of Washington
Milton R. Konvitz
Educator
12-Mar-1908 5-Sep-2003 Cornell Professor, Labor and Industrial Relations
Fred Korematsu
Activist
30-Jan-1919 30-Mar-2005 Opposed internment camps
William Kunstler
Attorney
7-Jul-1919 4-Sep-1995 Civil rights attorney
Corliss Lamont
Activist
28-Mar-1902 26-Apr-1995 Millionaire socialist
Burt Lancaster
Actor
2-Nov-1913 20-Oct-1994 Elmer Gantry
Goodwin Liu
Attorney
1970   Boalt Hall law professor
Arthur O. Lovejoy
Historian
10-Oct-1873 30-Dec-1962 The Great Chain of Being
Barry Lynn
Activist
1948   Americans United for Separation of Church and State
Rachel Maines
Scholar
8-Jul-1950   The Technology of Orgasm
Bernard Malamud
Author
26-Apr-1914 18-Mar-1986 The Fixer
Camryn Manheim
Actor
8-Mar-1961   Ellenor Frutt on The Practice
Vito Marcantonio
Politician
10-Dec-1902 9-Aug-1954 American Labor Party
Thurgood Marshall
Judge
2-Jul-1908 24-Jan-1993 First black US Supreme Court justice
Jerrold Nadler
Politician
13-Jun-1947   Congressman, New York 8th
Gene R. Nichol
Educator
c. 1951   President, William and Mary, 2005-07
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Politician
13-Jun-1937   Congresswoman, Washington DC
Charles Ogletree
Attorney
31-Dec-1952   Law professor
Charles Olson
Poet
27-Dec-1910 10-Jan-1970 The Maximus Poems
Lee Harvey Oswald
Assassin
18-Oct-1939 24-Nov-1963 Assassin of John F. Kennedy
Clarence Page
Columnist
2-Jun-1947   Newspaper columnist, talking head
Jack Parsons
Scientist
2-Oct-1914 17-Jul-1952 Satanic rocket scientist
Frances Fox Piven
Activist
10-Oct-1932   Regulating The Poor
Anthony Romero
Activist
9-Jul-1965   ACLU Executive Director
Margaret Sanger
Activist
14-Sep-1879 6-Sep-1966 Birth control advocate
Rose Schneiderman
Labor Leader
16-Apr-1882 11-Aug-1972 Union leader of the 1920s-'50s
William F. Schulz
Activist
14-Nov-1949   Director, Amnesty International, 1994-2006
Julian Schwinger
Physicist
12-Feb-1918 16-Jul-1994 Quantum electrodynamics
John Searle
Philosopher
31-Jul-1932   Chinese Room Argument, Philosopher of Language
Rod Serling
Author
25-Dec-1924 28-Jun-1975 Creator of The Twilight Zone
John Shattuck
Attorney
1943   CEO, JFK Library Foundation
Daniel P. Sheehan
Activist
1946   Christic Institute
Stanley K. Sheinbaum
Activist
12-Jun-1920   Publisher, New Perspectives Quarterly
Kevin Shelley
Government
16-Nov-1955   California Secretary of State, 2003-05
Joel Siegel
Critic
7-Jul-1943 29-Jun-2007 Film critic
Upton Sinclair
Novelist
20-Sep-1878 25-Nov-1968 The Jungle
Pete Stark
Politician
11-Nov-1931   Congressman, California 13th
Rex Stout
Novelist
1-Dec-1886 27-Oct-1975 Nero Wolf novels
Nadine Strossen
Activist
18-Aug-1950   President of the ACLU
Antonio Villaraigosa
Government
23-Jan-1953   Mayor of Los Angeles
Jessamyn West
Author
18-Jul-1902 23-Feb-1984 The Friendly Persuasion
Olivia Wilde
Actor
10-Mar-1984   Skin


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