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ORGANIZATION

Founded in 1910, it was originally called the Committee on Urban Conditions Among Negroes.

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

Founding Date:
1910

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Hugh J. Addonizio
Politician
31-Jan-1914 2-Feb-1981 Mayor of Newark, 1962-70
Felix Adler
Educator
13-Aug-1851 24-Apr-1933 Ethical Culture
William F. Aldinger
Business
1947   CEO of Household International, 1994-2003
Michael J. Anderson
Business
c. 1951   CEO of The Andersons, Inc.
Ajay Banga
Business
c. 1960   CEO of Citibank Asia/Pacific
James A. Bell
Business
4-Jun-1948   CFO of Boeing
Beau Biden
Politician
3-Feb-1969   Attorney General of Delaware
Dave Bing
Basketball
24-Nov-1943   NBA Hall of Famer, Detroit mayor
Edward G. Boehne
Business
c. 1941   CEO of FRB Philadelphia, 1981-2000
Richard H. Booth
Business
c. 1948   CAO of American International Group
Barbara L. Bowles
Business
c. 1946   The Kenwood Group
Chester Bowles
Politician
5-Apr-1901 25-May-1986 Governor of Connecticut, 1949-51
Reginald K. Brack
Business
26-Aug-1937   CEO of Time Inc., 1986-94
Sophonisba Breckinridge
Activist
1-Apr-1866 30-Jul-1948 Suffragette and abolitionist
Willard W. Brittain, Jr.
Business
c. 1948   Former Partner, Price Waterhouse Coopers
Ron Brown
Government
1-Aug-1941 3-Apr-1996 US Commerce Secretary, 1993-96
Ernest Burgess
Sociologist
16-May-1886 27-Dec-1966 Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Ronald W. Burkle
Business
c. 1953   Supermarket Billionaire
Roland W. Burris
Politician
8-Aug-1937   US Senator from Illinois, 2009-10
Carol A. Cartwright
Educator
c. 1941   President of Kent State University, 1991-2006
Shirley Chisholm
Politician
30-Nov-1924 1-Jan-2005 First black woman elected to US House
Deborah S. Coleman
Business
c. 1953   International Business Solutions
Leonard S. Coleman, Jr.
Administrator
17-Feb-1949   President of MLB National League, 1994-99
Cardiss Collins
Politician
24-Sep-1931   Congresswoman from Illinois, 1973-97
Arthur H. Compton
Physicist
10-Sep-1892 15-Mar-1962 Discovered the Compton Effect
Michael J. Critelli
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Pitney Bowes, 1997-2007
Calvin Darden
Business
5-Feb-1950   VP at UPS, 1998-2005
Hal Daub
Politician
23-Apr-1941   Mayor of Omaha, 1995-2001
Ronald R. Davenport
Business
c. 1936   Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation
Robert C. Davidson, Jr.
Business
c. 1945   Surface Protection Industries
Danny Davis
Politician
6-Sep-1941   Congressman, Illinois 7th
Ossie Davis
Actor
18-Dec-1917 4-Feb-2005 Do The Right Thing
William L. Davis
Business
c. 1943   CEO of RR Donnelley, 1997-2004
Willie D. Davis
Football
24-Jul-1934   Businessman, former football player
Edward F. Degraan
Business
c. 1944   Vice Chairman of Gillette, 2003-06
Reginald D. Dickson
Business
c. 1947   Buford, Dickson, Harper & Sparrow
James C. Diggs
Attorney
c. 1948   General Counsel, PPG Industries
Julian C. Dixon
Politician
8-Aug-1934 8-Dec-2000 Congressman from California, 1979-2000
Lynn Laverty Elsenhans
Business
6-May-1956   Shell Oil executive
William S. Farish
Business
17-Mar-1939   W.S. Farish & Co.
Richard K. Fox
Diplomat
22-Oct-1925   US Ambassador to Trinidad, 1977-79
Emerson U. Fullwood
Business
c. 1947   VP at Xerox
Jake Gaither
Football
11-Apr-1903 18-Feb-1994 Head Coach, Florida A&M, 1945-69
Kenneth A. Gibson
Politician
15-May-1932   Mayor of Newark, 1970-86
George G. Golleher
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Smart & Final
Ella T. Grasso
Politician
10-May-1919 5-Feb-1981 First woman elected governor of Connecticut
Al Green
Politician
1-Sep-1947   Congressman, Texas 9th
Cheryl W. Grise
Business
c. 1953   Northeast Utilities senior executive
Alice B. Hayes
Educator
c. 1937   President, University of San Diego, 1996-2003
John Heinz
Politician
23-Oct-1938 4-Apr-1991 US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1977-91
Alexis Herman
Government
16-Jul-1947   US Secretary of Labor, 1997-2001
Bonnie G. Hill
Business
30-Oct-1941   VP of Times Mirror Co., 1997-2001
Alphonso Jackson
Government
9-Sep-1945   US Secretary of HUD, 2004-08
John E. Jacob
Business
16-Dec-1934   President of Urban League, 1982-94
William Jefferson
Politician
14-Mar-1947   Congressman from Louisiana, 1991-2009
Charles S. Johnson
Sociologist
24-Jul-1893 27-Oct-1956 The Negro in Chicago
Eddie Bernice Johnson
Politician
3-Dec-1935   Congresswoman, Texas 30th
Eric G. Johnson
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Baldwin Richardson Foods Co.
Magic Johnson
Basketball
14-Aug-1959   Lakers star, AIDS spokesman
Robert L. Johnson
Business
8-Apr-1946   CEO of BET
Vernon Jordan
Business
15-Aug-1935   Advisor to Bill Clinton
Percy Julian
Chemist
11-Apr-1899 19-Apr-1975 Physostigmine and cortisone
Marcy Kaptur
Politician
17-Jun-1946   Congresswoman, Ohio 9th
David T. Kearns
Business
11-Aug-1930 25-Feb-2011 CEO of Xerox, 1985-91
Dale Kildee
Politician
16-Sep-1929   Congressman, Michigan 5th
John F. Killian
Business
c. 1955   President, Verizon Business
Milton R. Konvitz
Educator
12-Mar-1908 5-Sep-2003 Cornell Professor, Labor and Industrial Relations
William M. Lewis, Jr.
Business
30-Apr-1956   Co-Chair Investment Banking at Lazard
Kenneth D. Lewis
Business
9-Apr-1947   CEO of Bank of America, 2001-09
Richard A. Licht
Politician
25-Mar-1948   Lt. Governor of Rhode Island, 1985-89
Jonathan S. Linen
Business
c. 1944   Vice Chairman of American Express, 1993-2005
Bill Lowery
Politician
2-May-1947   Congressman from California, 1981-93
J. W. Marriott, Jr.
Business
25-Mar-1932   Billionaire, CEO of Marriott
William G. Mays
Business
4-Dec-1945   Mays Chemical
J. Howard McGrath
Government
28-Nov-1903 2-Sep-1966 US Attorney General, 1949-52
Glenda G. McNeal
Business
c. 1961   Senior VP at American Express
George L. Miles, Jr.
Business
c. 1942   CEO of WQED Multimedia
Steven L. Miller
Business
c. 1945   CEO of Shell Oil Company, 1999-2002
Robert S. Morrison
Business
c. 1941   Vice Chairman of Pepsi, 2003-05
Edward N. Ney
Business
26-May-1925   CEO of Young & Rubicam, 1970-86
Mark A. Nordenberg
Educator
c. 1948   Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh
James J. O'Connor
Business
15-Mar-1937   CEO of Commonwealth Edison, 1980-98
Revius O. Ortique, Jr.
Judge
14-Jun-1924 22-Jun-2008 Justice, Louisiana Supreme Court
William A. Osborn
Business
14-Oct-1947   CEO of Northern Trust, 1995-2008
Alan Page
Football
7-Aug-1945   Vikings and Bears defensive tackle
Robert E. Park
Sociologist
14-Feb-1864 7-Feb-1944 Race and Culture
David B. Price, Jr.
Business
c. 1946   BF Goodrich Performance Materials
Hugh B. Price
Activist
1941   President of the Urban League, 1994-2003
Peggy A. Quince
Judge
3-Jan-1948   Justice, Florida Supreme Court
Franklin Raines
Government
14-Jan-1949   CEO of Fannie Mae, 1999-2004
Gary L. Rainwater
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Ameren
Catherine A. Rein
Business
7-Feb-1943   Senior EVP at MetLife
Sidney A. Ribeau
Educator
c. 1947   President of Howard University
John W. Rogers, Jr.
Business
c. 1958   CEO of Ariel Capital Management
Frank K. Ross
Business
1943   Partner at KPMG, 1977-2003
James M. Rosser
Educator
c. 1940   President, Cal State Los Angeles
John W. Rowe
Business
c. 1945   President and CEO of Exelon
William C. Rusnack
Business
c. 1944   CEO of Premcor, 1998-2002
Terry Sanford
Politician
20-Aug-1917 18-Apr-1998 Governor and Senator from North Carolina
Mark Schauer
Politician
2-Oct-1961   Congressman from Michigan, 2009-11
Eric Schneiderman
Government
31-Dec-1954   Attorney General of New York
Ivan G. Seidenberg
Business
10-Dec-1946   Chairman and CEO of Verizon
Josette Sheeran
Government
1954   UN World Food Programme
Richard H. Sinkfield
Attorney
27-Aug-1942   Partner, Rogers & Hardin
Paul Tagliabue
Football
24-Nov-1940   Commissioner of the NFL, 1989-2006
Andrew C. Taylor
Business
c. 1948   CEO of Enterprise Rent-A-Car
John A. Thain
Business
26-May-1955   CEO of CIT Group
Blanche M. Touhill
Educator
c. 1931   Chancellor of UMSL, 1991-2002
Stephen Joel Trachtenberg
Educator
c. 1937   GWU President, 1988-2007
Charles A. Tribbett III
Business
25-Oct-1955   Russell Reynolds Associates
Kathryn C. Turner
Business
c. 1947   Founder of Standard Technology, Inc.
George Herbert Walker III
Diplomat
c. 1931   US Ambassador to Hungary, 2003-06
Carl Ware
Business
30-Sep-1943   Former Coca-Cola executive
Jerry Weintraub
Film/TV Producer
29-Sep-1937   Hollywood producer
Wesley S. Williams, Jr.
Attorney
13-Nov-1942   Former Partner, Covington & Burling
Anthony A. Williams
Politician
28-Jul-1951   Mayor of Washington DC, 1999-2007
William Julius Wilson
Sociologist
20-Dec-1935   Poverty in America's inner cities


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