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Peace Corps

ORGANIZATION

Founded by President John F. Kennedy through an executive order in 1961.

Official Website:
http://www.peacecorps.gov/

Location:
Washington, DC

Founding Date:
1-Mar-1961

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Michael R. Arietti
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Rwanda
Ken Auletta
Columnist
23-Apr-1942   Media Columnist
Robert D. Blackwill
Diplomat
1939   US Ambassador to India, 2001-03
Julia Chang Bloch
Diplomat
1942   US Ambassador to Nepal, 1989
Raymond Burghardt
Diplomat
27-May-1945   US Ambassador to Vietnam, 2002-04
Peter Burleigh
Diplomat
7-Mar-1942   US Ambassador to the UN, 1997-99
Katherine H. Canavan
Diplomat
?   US Ambassadot to Botswana
William C. Canby, Jr.
Judge
22-May-1931   9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1980-96
Johnnie Carson
Diplomat
7-Apr-1943   US Asst. Secy. of State for Africa
Richard Celeste
Politician
11-Nov-1937   Governor of Ohio, 1983-91
Elaine Chao
Government
26-Mar-1953   US Secretary of Labor, 2001-09
Chyna
Wrestling
27-Dec-1969   Former pro wrestler
William Sloane Coffin
Activist
1-Jun-1924 12-Apr-2006 Civilly disobedient chaplain
Edwin Corr
Diplomat
6-Aug-1934   US Ambassador to El Salvador, 1985-88
Jim Courter
Politician
14-Oct-1941   Congressman from New Jersey, 1979-91
Paul Coverdell
Politician
29-Jan-1939 18-Jul-2000 US Senator from Georgia, 1993-2000
Gene Cretz
Diplomat
c. 1950   US Ambassador to Ghana
Nathaniel Davis
Diplomat
12-Apr-1925 16-May-2011 US Ambassador to Chile, 1971-73
Drew S. Days III
Government
1941   US Solicitor General, 1993-96
Brady J. Deaton
Educator
c. 1944   President, University of Missouri
Chris Dodd
Politician
27-May-1944   US Senator from Connecticut, 1981-2011
Edward C. Dolby
Business
c. 1945   Former Carolinas President, Bank of America
Shaun E. Donnelly
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, 1997-2000
Jim Doyle
Politician
23-Nov-1945   Governor of Wisconsin, 2003-11
Steve Driehaus
Politician
24-Jun-1966   Congressman from Ohio, 2009-11
Richard W. Erdman
Diplomat
1945   US Ambassador to Algeria, 2003-06
Sam Farr
Politician
4-Jul-1941   Congressman, California 17th
Glenn W. Ferguson
Educator
28-Jan-1929 20-Dec-2007 University president, Ambassador to Kenya
Robert Finn
Diplomat
19-Dec-1945   US Ambassador to Afghanistan, 2002-03
Robert W. Fitts
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, 2003-06
Robert S. Ford
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Algeria
W. Frank Fountain
Business
17-Jul-1944   Senior VP at Chrysler
Kinky Friedman
Musician
31-Oct-1944   Texas Jewboy
John Garamendi
Politician
24-Jan-1945   Congressman, California 10th
Mark Gearan
Government
16-Sep-1956   Peace Corps Director, 1995-99
Robert S. Gelbard
Diplomat
1944   US Ambassador to Indonesia, 1999-2001
David N. Greenlee
Diplomat
3-Jun-1943   US Ambassador to Bolivia, 2003-06
Taylor Hackford
Film Director
31-Dec-1944   An Officer and a Gentleman
Tony P. Hall
Politician
16-Jan-1942   Congressman from Ohio, 1979-2002
Phil Hardberger
Politician
27-Jul-1934   Mayor of San Antonio
Reed Hastings
Business
8-Oct-1960   Founder and CEO of Netflix
Frank O. Heintz
Business
c. 1943   Baltimore Gas and Electric Company
Paul B. Henry
Politician
9-Jul-1942 31-Jul-1993 Congressman from Michigan, 1985-93
Christopher Hill
Diplomat
1952   US Ambassador to Iraq, 2009-10
Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr.
Judge
15-Dec-1944   Justice, Colorado Supreme Court
Richard C. Holbrooke
Diplomat
24-Apr-1941 13-Dec-2010 US Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan
Mike Honda
Politician
27-Jun-1941   Congressman, California 15th
Franklin P. Huddle
Diplomat
9-May-1943   US Ambassador to Tajikistan, 2001-03
Edmund J. Hull
Diplomat
1949   US Ambassador to Yemen, 2001-04
Cameron R. Hume
Diplomat
1947   US Ambassador to Indonesia
Alberto Ibargüen
Publisher
c. 1944   President of the Knight Foundation
William E. James
Business
c. 1946   Citizens Energy
Mae C. Jemison
Astronaut
17-Oct-1956   First African-American woman in space
Darryl N. Johnson
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Thailand, 2002-04
John F. Keane
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Paraguay, 2003-05
Stephen Krasner
Educator
15-Feb-1942   State Dept Policy Planning Dir., 2005-07
Lawrence N. Kugelman
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Health Plan of America, 1986-92
David M. Lawrence
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Kaiser KHFP, 1991-2002
Roger S. Leeds
Business
c. 1944   Emerging Markets Private Equity Association
Delano E. Lewis
Diplomat
12-Nov-1938   US Ambassador to South Africa, 2000-01
R. Niels Marquardt
Diplomat
c. 1953   Consul General, Sydney, Australia
Chris Matthews
Talk Show Host
17-Dec-1945   Hardball with Chris Matthews
Richard T. McCormack
Diplomat
6-Mar-1941   US Ambassador to the OAS, 1985-89
Monroe G. McKay
Judge
30-May-1928   10th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1977-93
M. Peter McPherson
Business
27-Oct-1940   President of Michigan State University, 1993-2004
Roger A. Meece
Diplomat
1949   US Ambassador to Congo, 2004-07
Jim Moody
Politician
2-Sep-1935   Congressman from Wisconsin, 1983-93
Bill Moyers
Journalist
6-Jun-1934   NOW with Bill Moyers
Dan Mozena
Diplomat
1949   US Ambassador to Angola
Tom Murphy
Politician
15-Aug-1944   Mayor of Pittsburgh, 1994-2006
Charles Murray
Author
1943   The Bell Curve
Flemming L. Norcott, Jr.
Judge
11-Oct-1943   Justice, Connecticut Supreme Court
William D. Novelli
Business
c. 1941   CEO, AARP
Michael O'Hanlon
Scholar
c. 1958   Brookings Institution
George Packer
Author
1960   The Assassins' Gate
Larry L. Palmer
Diplomat
c. 1948   US Ambassador to Honduras, 2002-05
George G. C. Parker
Educator
c. 1939   Finance Professor Emeritus, Stanford
Sarah Parker
Judge
23-Aug-1942   North Carolina Chief Justice
Elizabeth J. Patterson
Politician
18-Nov-1939   Congresswoman from South Carolina, 1987-93
John Allen Paulos
Mathematician
4-Jul-1945   Innumeracy
John Perkins
Activist
28-Jan-1945   Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
Thomas Petri
Politician
28-May-1940   Congressman, Wisconsin 6th
Carl Pope
Activist
c. 1945   Executive Director, The Sierra Club
Frederic M. Poses
Business
c. 1943   CEO of Trane
Martin Puryear
Sculptor
23-May-1941   Post-minimalist
Jay Rockefeller
Politician
18-Jun-1937   US Senator from West Virginia
Eugene Victor Rostow
Educator
25-Aug-1913 25-Nov-2002 Dean of Yale Law School, 1955-65
Norman Rush
Novelist
24-Oct-1933   Mating
Jay O. Sanders
Actor
16-Apr-1953   Steve Kordo on Crime Story
Richard Sanders
Actor
23-Aug-1940   Les Nessman on WKRP
James H. Scott
Business
c. 1943   Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Donna Shalala
Government
14-Feb-1941   Secretary of HHS, 1993-2001
Christopher Shays
Politician
18-Oct-1945   Congressman from Connecticut, 1987-2009
Sargent Shriver
Activist
9-Nov-1915 18-Jan-2011 First Director of the Peace Corps
Michael G. Sotirhos
Business
12-Nov-1928   US Ambassador to Greece, 1989-93
Craig Stapleton
Diplomat
c. 1945   US Ambassador to France
Christopher Stevens
Diplomat
Apr-1960 11-Sep-2012 US Ambassador to Libya, killed in raid
Harold R. Swearer
Educator
13-Oct-1932 19-Oct-1991 President of Brown University, 1977-88
Bob Taft
Politician
8-Jan-1942   Governor of Ohio, 1999-2007
Paul Theroux
Novelist
10-Apr-1941   The Mosquito Coast
Paul Tsongas
Politician
14-Feb-1941 18-Jan-1997 US Senator from Massachusetts, 1979-85
Vicki Van Meter
Aviator
13-Mar-1982 15-Mar-2008 Child cross-country aviator
Bob Vila
TV Personality
20-Jun-1946   Former host of This Old House
Jim Walsh
Politician
19-Jun-1947   Congressman from New York, 1989-2009
Jonathan Weisman
Journalist
c. 1966   Wall Street Journal
Robert E. White
Diplomat
21-Sep-1926   US Ambassador to El Salvador, 1980-81
Kent M. Wiedemann
Diplomat
1946   US Ambassador to Cambodia, 1999-2002
Harris Wofford
Politician
9-Apr-1926   US Senator from Pennsylvania, 1991-95
Sam H. Zakhem
Diplomat
25-Nov-1935   US Ambassador to Bahrain, 1986-89


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