List of Yale University people


List of Yale University people

Yalies are persons affiliated with Yale University, commonly including alumni, current and former faculty members, students, and others. Here follows a list of notable Yalies. Dynamic list

Notes:
* LL.B. (Legum Baccalaureum) is a graduate degree conferred by the Yale Law School

=Alumni=

Nobel laureates

*George Akerlof (B.A. 1962). Economics, 2001. [ [http://www.berkeley.edu/news/features/2001/nobel/index.html "George Akerlof Wins Nobel Prize in Economics" ] Campus News at the University of California, Berkeley 10/10/01 ]
*Raymond Davis Jr. (Ph.D. 1942). [ [http://www.bnl.gov/bnlweb/pubaf/pr/PR_display.asp?prID=06-69 "Nobel Laureate Raymond Davis Dies" ] Brookhaven National Laboratory press release, June 1, 2006] Physics, 2002.
*John F. Enders (B.A. 1920). [ [http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1954/enders-bio.html Nobel Prize biography of Enders] ] Physiology or Medicine, 1954.
*John Fenn (Ph.D. 1940). [ [http://www.eng.yale.edu/content/HistoricFenn.asp Yale Engineering profile of Fenn] ] [ [http://www.nih.gov/news/pr/oct2002/od-09.htm National Institutes of Health press release on Fenn] ] Chemistry, 2002.
*Murray Gell-Mann (B.S. 1948). [ [http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1969/gell-mann-bio.html Nobel Prize profile of Gell-Mann] ] Physics, 1969.
*Alfred G. Gilman (B.S. 1962). [ [http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9001529 Encyclopedia Britannica article on Gilman] ] Physiology or Medicine, 1994.
*Ernest Lawrence (Ph.D. 1925). [ [http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1939/lawrence-bio.html Nobel Prize profile of Lawrence] ] Physics, 1939. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are named for him. [ [http://www.llnl.gov/llnl/history/eolawrence.html Who Was Ernest O. Lawrence?] from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory]
*Joshua Lederberg (Ph.D. 1948). [ [http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1958/lederberg-bio.html Nobel Prize profile of Lederberg] ] Physiology or Medicine, 1958.
*David Lee (Ph.D. 1959). [ [http://www.news.cornell.edu/chronicle/96/10.10.96/Nobel_Prize.html "Robert Richardson and David Lee win Nobel Prize in physics" ] Press release from Cornell University October 10, 1996] Physics, 1996.
*Sinclair Lewis (B.A. 1908). [ [http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9048025 Encyclopedia Britannica article on Lewis] ] Literature, 1930.
*Lars Onsager (Ph.D. 1935). [ [http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/1968/onsager-bio.html Nobel Prize profile of Onsager] ] Chemistry, 1968.
*Edmund Phelps (Ph.D. 1959). Economics, 2006.
*Dickinson W. Richards (B.A. 1917). [ [http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1956/richards-bio.html Nobel Prize profile of Richards] ] Physiology or Medicine, 1956.
*William Vickrey (B.S. 1935). [ [http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/economics/laureates/1996/vickrey-bio.html Nobel Prize profile of Vickrey] ] Economics, 1996.
*George Whipple (A.B. 1900). [ [http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1934/whipple-bio.html Nobel Prize profile of Whipple] ] Physiology or Medicine, 1934.
*Eric Wieschaus (Ph.D. 1974). [ [http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9002469 Encyclopedia Britannica article on Wieschaus] ] Physiology or Medicine, 1995.

Pulitzer Prize winners

*Anne Applebaum (B.A. 1986), won 2004 Pulitzer for non-fiction. [ [http://www.pulitzer.org/year/2004/general-non-fiction/bio Applebaum biography at Pulitzer Board] ]
*Charles Bartlett (B.A. 1943), 1956 Pulitzer for National Reporting
*Stephen Vincent Benét (B.A. 1919, M.A. 1920), two-time Pulitzer-winning author.
*Charles Forelle (B.A. 2002), Co-winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2007 for articles in the "Wall Street Journal" [cite web|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/17/business/media/17pulitzer.html?_r=1&ref=media&oref=slogin|publisher=New York Times|date=2007-04-17|author=Katharine Q. Seelye and James Barron|title=Wall Street Journal Wins 2 Pulitzer Prizes]
*Paul Goldberger (B.A. 1972), 1984 Pulitzer for Distinguished Criticism
*Linda Greenhouse (M.A. 1978), [ [http://www.pulitzer.org/year/1998/beat-reporting/bio/ Greenhouse biography Pulitzer Board] ] U.S. Supreme Court correspondent for the New York Times, received the Pulitzer in 1998. [ [http://www.pulitzer.org/year/1998/beat-reporting/ Putlizer Board citation for Greenhouse] ]
*John Hersey (B.A. 1936), [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9F0CE5DF1F3FF930A25756C0A965958260 May 13, 1993 New York Times notice on Hersey's death] ] Pulitzer-winning author in 1945 for the novel "A Bell for Adano", namesake of the annual John Hersey Lecture at Yale.
*Charles Ives (B.A. 1898), 1947 Pulitzer for Music
*David M. Kennedy (M.A. 1964, Ph.D. 1968), Stanford University professor, won the 2000 Pulitzer in History [ [http://www.pulitzer.org/year/2000/history/ Pulitzer Board citation for kennedy] ] for "Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-45".
*David McCullough (B.A. 1955), [ [http://www.yale.edu/opa/newsr/98-05-25-01.all.html Yale Press Release] ] famous historian, winner of two Pulitzers, best known for his books on American Presidents Harry S. Truman and John Adams. [ [http://www.pulitzer.org/year/2002/biography-or-autobiography/bio McCullough biography at Pulitzer Board] ]
*J.R. Moehringer (B.A. 1986), [ [http://www.pulitzer.org/year/2000/feature-writing/bio Meohringer biography at Pulitzer Board] ] Los Angeles Times reporter, won the 2000 Pulitzer for Feature Writing. [ [http://www.pulitzer.org/year/2000/feature-writing/ Citation for Moehringer at Pulitzer Board] ]
*Mel Powell (B.A. 1952 ), [cite web|url=http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30610FF3A5D0C778EDDAD0894D8494D81&n=Top%2fReference%2fTimes%20Topics%2fSubjects%2fP%2fPulitzer%20Prizes|title=Mel Powell's Musical Journey to a Pulitzer Prize|author=Allan Kozinn|date=1990-04-24|publisher="New York Times"] , won the 1990 Pulitzer for Music for "Duplicates: A Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra"; founding dean and professor of music of the California Institute of the Arts
*Samantha Power (B.A. 1992), [ [http://yaledailynews.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=22473 "Power '92 wins nonfiction Pulitzer" from the Yale Daily News ] ] winner of the Pulitzer for the book "A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide". [ [http://www.pulitzer.org/year/2003/general-non-fiction/ Citation from Pulitzer Board for Power] ]
*Mark Schoofs (B.A. 1985), [ [http://www.yale.edu/opa/v28.n28/story1.html Yale Bulletin and Calendar, April 14, 2000 ] ] reporter, won the 2000 Pulitzer for international reporting. [ [http://www.pulitzer.org/year/2000/international-reporting/bio Schoofs biography at Pulitzer Board] ]
*Lewis Spratlan (B.A. 1962, M.M. 1965), [ [http://www.yale.edu/opa/v28.n28/story1.html Yale Bulletin and Calendar, April 14, 2000 ] ] composer, won the 2000 Pulitzer in Music for "Life is a Dream, Opera in Three Acts: Act II, Concert Version". [ [http://www.pulitzer.org/year/2000/music/bio Spratlan biography at Pulitzer Board] ]
*Garry Trudeau (B.A. 1970, M.F.A. 1973), won the Pulitzer Prize in 1975 for his comic strip Doonesbury
*Wendy Wasserstein, (M.F.A. 1976), [ [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/30/AR2006013001719_pf.html Washington Post obituary "'Heidi Chronicles' Playwright Wendy Wasserstein", January 31, 2006 by Joe Holley] ] playwright and Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist of "The Heidi Chronicles".
*Thornton Wilder (B.A. 1920), [ [http://www.bartleby.com/65/wi/Wilder-T.html Columbia Encyclopedia entry on Wilder] ] playwright, winner of two Pulitzers, the first in 1928 for "The Bridge of San Luis Rey", and the second in 1938 for the play "Our Town"; recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963.
*Bob Woodward (B.A. 1965), journalist, co-author of the Pulitzer-winning book "All the President's Men", won a second Pulitzer in 2002 for National Reporting.
*Doug Wright (B.A. 1985), [ [http://yaledailynews.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=25629 " Two alumni honored with Pulitzer Prizes" in April 6, 2004, article in the Yale Daily News] ] screenwriter, winner of the 2004 Pulitzer for drama, winner of a Tony Award. [ [http://www.nytimes.com/ref/business/media/06PRIZ.html New York Times overview of winners in 2004] ]
*Yehudi Wyner (B.A. 1950, B. Mus. 1951, M. Mus. 1953), [ [http://www.yale.edu/opa/v27.n30/story2.html Yale Bulletin and Calendar article "McClatchy among alumni elected to Academy of Arts and Letters" April 26-May 3, 1999] ] composer, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2006 [ [http://www.pulitzer.org/year/2006/music/ Citation for Wyner from Pulitzer Board] ] for his piano concerto 'Chiavi in Mano'; professor "emeritus" of musical composition at Brandeis University.
*Daniel Yergin (B.A. 1968), [ [http://www.yaleeconomicreview.com/issues/spring2005/danielyergin.php Yale Economic Review "Alumni Profile: Daniel Yergin '68"] ] wrote Pulitzer-winning ""; founded Cambridge Energy Research Associates.

Technology and innovation

*David Bushnell (ca. 1776), inventor of the screw propeller, submarine, naval mine, and time bomb.
*Francis S. Collins (Ph.D.), director, Human Genome Project.
*Harry B. Combs (B.S. 1935, Sheffield Scientific School), aviation pioneer.
*Harvey Williams Cushing (B.A.), pioneer of modern brain surgery and considered by many the greatest neurosurgeon of the 20th century.
*Arthur M. Chickering noted arachnologist of Virginia.
*Lee De Forest (B.S. 1896, Ph.D. 1899), inventor of the triode.
*Eric Fossum (Ph.D. 1984), inventor of CMOS image sensor.
*W. Edwards Deming (Ph.D. 1928), "total quality management" (TQM) guru.
*Helen Flanders Dunbar (M.D. 1930), important early figure in U.S. psychosomatic medicine.
*Irving Fisher (B.A. 1888, Ph.D. 1891), economist, "father of monetarism".
*J. Willard Gibbs (1858, Ph.D. 1863), mathematician, physical chemist, thermodynamicist, known for Gibbs' Phenomenon.
*Grace Hopper (M.A. 1930, Ph.D. 1934), inventor of COBOL programming language.
*David Lempert, B.A. 1980, social entrepreneur democratic education, social theorist
*Paul B. MacCready (1947), "Engineer of the Century", won the Kremer prize for first human-powered flying machine (the "Gossamer Condor"); pioneer in solar powered flight; founder of AeroVironment.
*Saunders MacLane (B.A. 1930), mathematician, one of the founders of "category theory".
*Jordan Mechner (B.A. 1985), videogame developer, created "Prince of Persia".
*Samuel F. B. Morse (1810), telegraph pioneer, inventor of Morse code.
*Harry Nyquist (Ph.D. 1917), engineer known for the Nyquist theorem.
*John Ousterhout, creator of the Tcl programming language.
*Ronald Rivest (B.S. 1969), computer scientist, the "R" in the RSA cryptography, 2002 Turing Award recipient.
*George B. Selden, Awarded the first United States patent for an automobile in 1895.
*Benjamin Spock (B.A. 1925), child psychology guru.
*Eli Whitney (1792), inventor of the cotton gin.

Business

*Hugh D. Auchincloss (1879), Standard Oil
*Robert M. Bass (B.A. 1971), president, Keystone, Inc., member and former chair of the Stanford University Board of Trustees
* Henry Becton, namesake of Henry P. Becton Regional High School, son of Becton Dickinson co-founder Maxwell Becton, retired Vice Chairman of the Board, Yale Benefactor (Becton Hall, "et al")
*Roland W. Betts, investor, film producer ("Gandhi"), owner of Chelsea Piers, lead owner in George W. Bush's Texas Rangers partnership
*Noborne Berkeley, (1945), President and Director, Chemical Bank, Freeport-McMoRan.
*Jeffrey Bewkes (B.A. 1974), Time Warner President and COO [ [http://www.timewarner.com/corp/management/corp_executives/bio/bewkes_jeffrey.html Profile] from Time Warner] [ [http://www.timewarner.com/corp/newsroom/pr/0,20812,1142865,00.html Press release] from Time Warner]
*James Cox Brady, (1904), corporate director Chrysler and 21 other companies
*James Cox Brady Jr. (1929), Brady Security & Realty Corp.
*Benjamin Brewster, (1929), Shareholder and Director of Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey (later Exxon).
*George Stephenson Brewster, (1891)- Financier, Standard Oil.
*Robert Stanton Brewster, (1897), Major Shareholder of Standard Oil, President of Metropolitan Opera and Real Esate Co., New York Security and Trust.
*Gilbert Colgate, (1883), President and Chairman of Colgate & Co.
*Sidney Morse Colgate, (1885), Chairman of Colgate-Palmolive Co., President of Corporation of Colgate University.
*Tim Collins (M.B.A.), founder and CEO, Ripplewood Holdings LLC
*Granger Kent Costikyan, (1929), a banker, partner of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
*Samuel Sloan Colt, (1914), President, Bankers Trust
*Donna Dubinsky (B.A. 1977), former CEO of PDA company Palm Inc., co-founder of PDA company Handspring [" [http://www.wired.com/news/holidays/0,1882,47777,00.html How Handspring CEO Vaults Ahead] " by Elisa Batista, November 13, 2001, "Wired Magazine" ]
*Charles B. Finch, (B.A. 1941, LLB 1944), CEO and Chairman of the Board, Allegheny Power Systems, and political activist
*Ted Forstmann, (B.A. 1961 (TC))co-founder & senior partner of Forstmann Little & Company, member of the Forbes 400
*Rob Glaser (B.A., M.A.), founder & CEO, RealNetworks [ [http://www.forbes.com/finance/mktguideapps/personinfo/FromPersonIdPersonTearsheet.jhtml?passedPersonId=169475 Profile] from "Forbes Magazine"]
*Bing Gordon, co-founder, executive vice-president, and chief creative officer of Electronic Arts [ [http://texis.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/nw100/bio?mid=80778 Profile] from the "Seattle Times"]
*Roberto Goizueta (B.E. 1953), former CEO, Coca-Cola (namesake of Emory University's business school) [ [http://www.cnn.com/US/9710/18/goizueta.obit.9am/ Obituary] from "CNN" October 18, 1997]
*Robert Greenhill (B.A. 1958), founder of M&A department at and former president of Morgan Stanley, forme chairman of Smith Barney, CEO of investment banking firm Greenhill & Co.
*Briton Hadden (B.A. 1920), co-founder of "Time" magazine [ [http://www.time.com/time/mediakit/about/biographies/founders/hadden.html Biography] from TIME magazine media kit ]
*Henry Holt (B.A. 1862), founder of publishing firm Henry Holt & Company, which would later merge with other companies to become Holt, Rinehart & Winston
*Robert S. Ingersoll (Class of 1937), former CEO and Chairman, BorgWarner
*Brewster Jennings, (1920) Founder and President of the Socony Mobil Oil Company (Standard Oil of New York, now Exxon Mobil, President of Memorial Center for Cancer and Allied Diseases and Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research.
*Curtis Jensen (M.B.A. 1995), co-chief investment officer, Third Avenue Funds
*Charles B. Johnson, chairman, Franklin Templeton Investments
*Ellis Jones (M.B.A.), CEO, Wasserstein Perella & Co.
*Henry Bourne Joy, president of Packard
*Mitch Kapor, founder, Open Source Applications Foundation, investor (Kapor Enterprises), founder & former CEO, Lotus Software [ [http://www.computerhistory.org/events/hall_of_fellows/kapor/ 1996 Fellow Award Recipient] citation, Computer History Museum]
*John C. Kebabian, Yale student, who in 1882 began America's first Oriental rug import company to pay his tuition.
*Herbert Kohler, (B.S. 1965 (TD))chairman & president, Kohler Company
*Clarence King, founder of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
*Loring Knoblauch (B.A. 1964), ninth president and CEO of Underwriters Laboratories, former leader of nine different companies in high technology and manufacturing
*Edward Lampert, founder & chairman, ESL Investments (hedge fund), Chairman of Sears Holding Company [ [http://money.cnn.com/2004/11/17/news/newsmakers/lampert/ The man behind the deal] , By Yuval Rosenberg, November 17, 2004, CNN]
* Colonel William K. Lanman, aviator, benefactor
*Henry Luce (B.A. 1920), co-founder of "Time" magazine. [ [http://www.time.com/time/mediakit/about/biographies/founders/luce.html Profile] from TIME media kit]
*John Franklyn Mars, CEO, Mars, Incorporated (as in Mars & M&M candy) [ [http://www.forbes.com/lists/2006/10/O1FS.html #44 John Mars] , in "The World's Richest People" of 2006, "Forbes Magazine"]
* Robert McCormick (1903) - Chicago Newspaper Baron, Owner, President, Editor and Publisher of the Chicago Tribune; co-founder of Kirkland & Ellis
*W. James McNerney (B.A. 1971), CEO of The Boeing Company [ [http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200012/05_haega_3m/ McNerney's Challenge in the "Culture of Innovation" ] by Andrew Haeg, December 5, 2000, Minnesota Public Radio]
*Robert Moses, mid-20th-century New York City construction czar
*Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi (M.P.P.M. Yale School of Management 1980), CEO and President, Pepsi [ [http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1898695.cms Indra Nooyi flying high] , August 16, 2006, "The Times of India"]
*Eric Ober (B.A.), president, CBS News, Food Network
*Joseph M. Patterson (1901), American media mogul, Manager of the Chicago Tribune, Founder and President, New York Daily News.
*John Pepper (B.A. 1960), former chairman and CEO of Procter & Gamble
*George Sturgis Pillsbury (1943), Pillsbury Company, Sargent Management Co.
*Norman R. Prouty (B.A. 1961), investor and founder of the India Capital Fund--first American venture capitalist (VC) in India
*James Stillman Rockefeller, President and Chairman, The First National City Bank of New York; Olympic gold medal for crew, 1924.
*Wilbur Ross, (B.A. 1959 (JE)) investor, steel magnate, member of the Forbes 400
*Stephen A. Schwarzman, co-founder & CEO of the Blackstone Group, member of the Forbes 400
*Robert Sargent Shriver III (Law), part-owner of the Baltimore Orioles
*Timothy Perry Shriver, (B.A. 1981 (MC)) CEO of the Special Olympics
*David Singer (B.A. 1984), founder, former CEO, chairman of the board of Genesoft Pharmaceuticals (now Oscient Pharmaceuticals); founding president of Affymetrix and Corcept Therapeutics; principal of Maverick Capital Ltd.
*Frederick W. Smith, (B.A. 1966), founder & CEO, FedEx
*Harold Stanley, founder, Morgan Stanley
*Richard Thalheimer (B.A. 1970), founder & CEO of The Sharper Image
*John L. Thornton (M.P.p.m. Yale School of Management 1980), former president and co-COO, Goldman Sachs
*Juan Trippe (B.A. 1921), founder & CEO, Pan Am [ [http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/may2004/nf20040525_7858_db078.htm Juan Trippe - Air Travel for All] by Mike Brewster, May 25, 2004, "Businessweek"]
* Frederick William Vanderbilt (Sheffield School 1893), philanthropist, Director New York Central Railroad
*Friedrich Weyerhäuser, founder, Weyerhaeuser
*John (Jock) Hay Whitney (B.A. 1926), philanthropist and founder of J.H. Whitney & Co., first venture capital firm in U.S.
*Sterling Brinkley (B.A 1974) Chairman of EZCORP, former managing director at Lehman Brothers
*Payne Whitney (B.A. 1898)
*Frederick Iseman (B.A. 1975), philanthropist and founder of private equity firm Caxton-Iseman Capital, LLC.
*Anne Wojcicki co-founder and CEO of 23andMe

Academics

College founders and presidents

*Frederick Barnard (B.A. 1828), [ [http://www.bartleby.com/65/ba/BarnardF.html Barnard entry] in the Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th edition] [ [http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/u_museum/Millington/barnardbio.htm Profile from] the [University of Mississippi] [ [http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9013408 Barnard entry] at the Encyclopedia Britannica] mathematician, educator, president (1856-1858) and chancellor (1858-1861) of the University of Mississippi, president (1864-1889) of Columbia University, posthumous namesake of Barnard College, active in the founding of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Academy of Sciences
*Richard H. Brodhead (B.A. 1968), [ [http://www.carnegie.org/sub/news/3newtrustees.html Profile] from the Carnegie Corporation] president of Duke University
*Aaron Burr, Sr. (B.A. 1735), [ [http://etcweb.princeton.edu/CampusWWW/Companion/burr_aaron_sr.html Biography] from "A Princeton Companion" by Alexander Leitch] second president of Princeton University, father of the third Vice-President of the United States, Aaron Burr.
*Gerhard Casper (LL.B. 1962; Honorary doctorate, 2000), ninth president of Stanford University, former provost at the University of Chicago, member of the Yale Corporation [ [http://www.weforum.org/en/KNContributors/index.htm?personid=20339 Profile] at the official website of the World Economic Forum]
* Henry Roe Cloud, first full-blooded Native American to attend Yale, reformer, educator, President of Haskell Indian Nations University. First Native American member of a Yale secret society (Elihu).
*Jonathan Dickinson, (B.A. 1706, when Yale was still named the Collegiate School of Connecticut), founder of the College of New Jersey, which was later named Princeton University [ [http://www.bartleby.com/65/di/DicknsoJon.html Dickinson entry] at the Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th edition] [ [http://etcweb.princeton.edu/CampusWWW/Companion/dickinson_jonathan.html A Princeton Companion] by Alexander Leitch (1978) : "Dickinson, Jonathan (1688-1747), Princeton's first President, died after only four and a half months in office and is chiefly remembered for having been the leader of the little group who, in his words, 'first concocted the plan and foundation of the College.' To him, 'more than to any other man, the College . . . owes its origin,' wrote Professor William A. Packard in The Princeton Book (1879)."]
*Henry Durant, (B.A. 1827), first president of the University of California (Berkeley)
*Thomas H. Gallaudet (B.A. 1805, M.A. 1810), educator for the deaf, co-founder and principal (1817-1830) of the American School for the Deaf, namesake of Gallaudet University [" [http://pr.gallaudet.edu/GallaudetHistory Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet] : The Legacy Begins (1787-1851)" at the official website of Gallaudet University ]
*James Duderstadt ( B.E. 1964), President of the University of Michigan [" [http://milproj.ummu.umich.edu/home/biography.html Biographical Profile] :James Johnson Duderstadt" at the University of Michigan's "Millennium Project" website]
*Peter Tyrrell Flawn (Ph.D 1951), geologist and former president of the University of Texas at Austin
*Edward "Tad" Foote (B.A.), former president of the University of Miami
*Daniel Coit Gilman (B.A. 1852), second president of the University of California (Berkeley); first president of Johns Hopkins University (1876-1901); first president of the Carnegie Institution [ [http://www.bartelby.com/65/gi/Gilman-D.html Entry] at the Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th edition]
*William Rainey Harper, (Ph.D. 1874), first president of the University of Chicago [ [http://www.bartleby.com/65/ha/Harper-W.html Entry] at the Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th edition ]
*Catharine Bond Hill, (Ph.D. 1974), tenth president of Vassar College
*Joseph Gibson Hoyt, (B.A. 1840), first Chancellor of Washington University [ [http://chancellorsroom.wustl.edu/hoyt.htm The Chancellors of Washington University in St. Louis ] ]
*Robert M. Hutchins (B.A. 1921, LL.B 1925), President (1929-1945) and Chancellor (1945-1951) of the University of Chicago [ [http://www.bartleby.com/65/hu/HutchinsR.html Entry] at the Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th edition] [ [http://www.writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/50s/hutchins-bio.html Entry] at the Encyclopedia Britannica]
*Samuel Johnson (B.A. 1714), first president of Columbia University (known at the time as "King's College"); father of U.S. Senator William Samuel Johnson [ [http://www.bartleby.com/65/jo/JohnsonSUS.html Entry] at the Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th edition]
*William Samuel Johnson (B.A. 1744, M.A. 1747), son of Samuel Johnson, president (1787-1800) of Columbia University (he was its first president under its new name of "Columbia College"; his father was the first president of the institution when it was known as "King's College"), U.S. senator (Connecticut, 1789-1791) ("See also:" Senators for the many other roles he served) [http://www.archives.gov/national-archives-experience/charters/constitution_founding_fathers_connecticut.html "America's Founding Fathers: Delegates to the Constitutional Convention: William Samuel Johnson, Connecticut"] article at the National Archives]
*Martin Kellogg, (B.A. 1850), seventh president of the University of California (Berkeley)
*Yamakawa Kenjiro (ca. 1876), founder of Kyushu Institute of Technology [ [http://www.vcci.or.jp/vcci_e/member/katsudo/publish/kiso/kiso_071.html "Contribution Kenjiro Yamanaka and Meisenkai"] by Tasuku Takagi]
*Aptullah Kuran (B.A.1952, M.A.1954) founder and first president(1971-1979) of Bogazici University, Istanbul. [Essays in Honour of Aptullah Kuran, page 12, C.Kafescioglu & L.Senocak eds., Yapi Kredi Publishing, Istanbul, 1999 ]
*Anthony W. Marx (B.A. 1981 magna cum laude), [ [http://www.amherst.edu/~president/bio.html Biographical profile] from Amherst College] president (2003-present) of Amherst College
*Helen Parkhurst (M.A. 1943), progressive educator, created the Dalton Plan, founder of The Dalton School [ [http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9058516 Entry] at the Encyclopedia Britannica]
*Charles Summerlin (M.Phil 1971, Ph.D. 1973), president of Schreiner University
*Andrew Dickson White (B.A. 1853), co-founder and first president of Cornell University [ [http://www.bartleby.com/65/wh/White-An.html Entry] at the Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th edition] [ [http://www.cornell.edu/about/facts/stats.cfm "Facts about Cornell"] from the official Cornell University website: "Founded 1865 By Ezra Cornell and Andrew Dickson White." ]
*Eleazar Wheelock (B.A. 1733), founder of Dartmouth College [ [http://www.dartmouth.edu/home/about/history.html "A Brief History"] from the official Dartmouth College website: "The Reverend Eleazar Wheelock, a Congregational minister from Connecticut, founded Dartmouth College in 1769."]

Professors and scholars

*Diogenes Allen (B.D., Ph.D. 1964), philosopher, theologian, Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Princeton Theological Seminary (1981-2002)
*Richard Lee Armstrong (BSc 1959, Ph.D. Geology 1964), American/Canadian geochemist
*Walter A. Bell (MSc 1911, Ph.D. Geology 1920), Canadian geologist and paleontologist
*David Boren (B.A. 1963), governor of Oklahoma (1975-79), U.S. senator (D-Oklahoma, 1979-94), president of University of Oklahoma
*Edward Bouchet (B.A. 1874, Ph.D. Physics 1876), first African-American to graduate from Yale and the first to receive a Ph.D. at an American university
*Eugene Bouton (B.A. 1875), first Principal of the New York State Teachers College
*Michael Burns, actor and professor of history
*Judith Butler (Ph.D. 1984), author of "Gender Trouble", philosopher, queer theorist, and feminist scholar
*Steve Charnovitz (B.A. 1975, J.D. 1998), law professor at George Washington University
* Janet Coleman (B.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.), professor of Ancient & Medieval Political Thought, London School of Economics
*Cedric de Leon (B.A., M. Phil., Ph.D.), sociology professor at Providence College
*Alan Dershowitz (LL.B. 1962), law professor at Harvard University
*Henry Louis Gates Jr. (B.A., M.A. 1973), professor, chair of Harvard's African and African American Studies department
*Austan Goolsbee (B.A.), professor of economics, University of Chicago
*Barbara Hicks (B.A.), comparative politics scholar specializing in Central and Eastern Europe
*Douglas Hodgkin (B.A.), political scientist at Bates College, author
*David Kolb (M.Phil. 1970, Ph.D. 1972), philosopher at Bates College.
*Howard Koh (B.A. 1973, M.D. 1977), professor, Harvard School of Public Health
*MacGregor Knox (M.A. Ph.D 1977), historian, Stevenson Professor of International History, The London School of Economics
*Paul Krugman (B.A. Economics, 1974), architect of "New Trade Theory", winner of the John Bates Clark Medal, Princeton University economics professor, "New York Times" columnist
*Arthur Lander, B.A., Developmental biologist at University of California, Irvine
*Robert Langlands (Ph.D. 1960), mathematician, author of the Langlands Program
*Aldo Leopold (Master's degree in Forestry, 1909), pioneer in the field of wildlife management at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, author of "A Sand County Almanac"
*Lawrence Lessig (J.D. 1989), copyright activist, law professor at Stanford University
*George Marcus (B.A. 1968), anthropologist, professor at University of California, Irvine
*Scotty McLennan (B.A. 1970), Dean for Religious Life at Stanford University
*Thomas V. Morris (Ph.D.), former University of Notre Dame philosophy professor, currently founding chairman of the Morris Institute of Human Values [ [http://www.morrisinstitute.com/ Morris Institute of Human Values ] ]
*E.R. Ward Neale (M.S. 1951; Ph.D. 1952), geologist, professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland
*Reinhold Niebuhr (B.D. 1914), author, theologian
*H.T. Odum (Ph.D. 1950), ecologist, professor at the University of Florida
*Camille Paglia (Ph.D. 1972), author of "Sexual Personae", cultural critic and feminist scholar
*Thomas Pfeiffer (Visiting Scholar 1989/90), Vice-President of Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg and professor of law
*Alvin Plantinga (Ph.D. 1958), Christian philosopher, professor at University of Notre Dame
*J. Roger Porter (Ph.D 1938), microbiology professor at University of Iowa, 1938-1979
*Richard Rorty (Ph.D 1956), philosopher and professor of Humanities at University of Virginia, 1982-1998 and Stanford University, 1998-2007.
*Kenneth Rogoff, economist, professor at Harvard University, former Director, Research at the IMF
*James Rothman (B.A. 1971), biologist, winner of 2002 Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research (sometimes called "America's Nobel Prize")
*Matthias Storme, professor of law at the Catholic University of Louvain and the Antwerp University
*Benjamin Silliman (B.A. 1796), "father of American scientific education"
*Amy Solomon, the first woman to register as an undergraduate at Yale, in 1971. [ [ [http://www.yale.edu/opa/v29.n23/story4.html Yale University News ] ]
*David Swensen (Ph.D.), Yale Endowment Manager and professor at the Yale School of Management
*Karl Taube (M.A. 1983, Ph.D. 1988 Anthropology), pre-Columbian Mesoamerica researcher and Mayanist, Professor of Anthropology at UC Riverside [cite web |author=Board of Regents, UC |year=2006 |title=Taube, Karl A |work=UC Riverside, Faculty Directory |url=http://www.facultydirectory.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/pub/public_individual.pl?faculty=627 |publisher=Regents UC|accessdate=2007-01-11]
*John Griggs Thompson (B.A. 1955), mathematician, winner of the Fields Medal in 1970
*Josiah Whitney (B.A. 1839), geologist, chief of California Geological Survey, and geology professor at Harvard University
*Yung Wing (B.A. 1854), first Chinese person to receive an American college degree

Law and politics

Presidents and vice presidents, other heads of state, prime ministers and ministers

*George H. W. Bush (B.A. 1948), President of the United States (1989-1993), Vice President of the United States (1981-1989), member of Congress (R-Texas) (1967-1971) [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B001166 Biographical entry] from the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress]
*George W. Bush (B.A. 1968), President of the United States (2001-Present), Governor of Texas (1995-2000) [ [http://www.whitehouse.gov/president/gwbbio.html Biographical profile] from the White House]
*John C. Calhoun (B.A. 1804), Seventh Vice President of the United States, for two different presidents, John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson; Senator; Member of the House of Representatives; Secretary of State in the Tyler presidential administration [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000044 Biographical information] from the Biographical Dictionary of the U.S. Congress]
*Karl Carstens (L.L.M. 1949), Fifth President of Germany (1979-1984) [ [http://www.bundespraesident.de/-,11065/Karl-Carstens.htm Biographical entry] at the official Bundespraesident website.]
*Dick Cheney (Class of 1963*), Vice President of the United States (2001-present) [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000344 Biographical information] from the Biographical Dictionary of the U.S. Congress]
*Tansu Çiller (Postdoctoral Fellow), Prime Minister of Turkey (1993-1996) [ [http://www.britannica.com/ebc/article-9383766 Biographical entry] from the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia (Encyclopedia Britannica)]
*Jose P. Laurel, President of the Philippines in World War II
*Bill Clinton (J.D. 1973), President of the United States (1993-2001), Governor of Arkansas (1979-1981,1983-1992) [ [http://www.whitehouse.gov/history/presidents/bc42.html Biographical profile] from the White House]
*Gerald Ford (LL.B. 1941), President of the United States (1974-1977), Vice President of the United States (1973-1974), member of the House of Representatives [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=F000260 Biographical entry] from the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress]
*William Howard Taft (B.A. 1878, honorary LL.D. 1893), 27th President of the United States (1909-1913), 10th Chief Justice of the United States (1921-1930) [ [http://air.fjc.gov/servlet/tGetInfo?jid=2331 Biographical entry] at the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges]
*Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden of the House of Bernadotte (Class of 2000*, attended for two years) [ [http://www.royalcourt.se/theroyalfamily/hrhcrownprincessvictoria/biography.4.19fe5e61065eb9aeea80003512.html Biographical profile] from the Royal Court of Sweden]
*Ernesto Zedillo (Ph.D. 1981), President of Mexico (1994-2000) [ [http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9002207 Biographical entry] at the Encyclopedia Britannica]
* Martin Santiago P. Creel (Class of 1979), Senator of Mexico City, PAN
* Wendell Mottley (B.A. 1964), Olympic medalist and subsequently a Government of Trinidad and Tobago Minister

upreme Court justices

Information can be verified through the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges. [ [http://air.fjc.gov/history/home.nsf Biographical Directory of Federal Judges] ]

*Samuel Alito (J.D. 1975), Supreme Court justice (2006-present)
*Henry Baldwin (1797), Supreme Court justice (1830-1844)
*David J. Brewer (1856), Supreme Court justice (1889-1910)
*Henry B. Brown (1856), Supreme Court justice (1891-1906)
*David Davis (Law 1835), Supreme Court justice (1862-1877)
*Oliver Ellsworth (Class of 1766*), [ [http://etcweb.princeton.edu/CampusWWW/Companion/ellsworth_oliver.html Princeton Companion] ] Supreme Court justice (1796-1800)
*Abe Fortas (Law 1933), Supreme Court justice (1965-1969)
*Sherman Minton (YLS one-year degree, 1917), Supreme Court justice (1949-1956)
*George Shiras, Jr. (1853), Supreme Court justice (1892-1903)
*Potter Stewart, Supreme Court justice (1958-1981)
*William Strong (1828, GRD 1831, briefly attended YLS), Supreme Court justice (1870-1880)
*William Howard Taft (B.A. 1878, LL.D. 1893), 27th President of the United States (1909-1913), 10th Chief Justice of the United States (1921-1930)
*Clarence Thomas (J.D. 1974), Supreme Court Justice (1991-present)
*Morrison R. Waite (1837), Chief Justice of the United States (1874-1888)
*William B. Woods (1845), Supreme Court justice (1881-1887)
*Byron White (Law 1946), Supreme Court Justice (1962-1993)

U.S. senators

Information can be verified at the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress. [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress] ]

*Alva B. Adams (1896), U.S. senator (D-Colorado, 1923-24, 1932-1941)
*John Ashcroft (B.A. 1964 cum laude) U.S. attorney general (2001-2005), U.S. senator (R-Missouri, 1993-2001), governor of Missouri (1985-1993)
*Abraham Baldwin (B.A. 1772), U.S. representative (1789-1799), U.S. senator (1799-1807); author of the charter for, and president of, the University of Georgia (1786-1801)
*Roger Sherman Baldwin (B.A. 1811), governor of Connecticut (1844-46), U.S. senator (Whig-Connecticut, 1847-51)
*John Beall (B.A. 1950), U.S. senator (R-Maryland, 1971-1976)
*Hiram Bingham III (1898), governor of Connecticut (1925), U.S. senator (R-Connecticut, 1924-1933); explorer who rediscovered the lost city of Machu Picchu, Peru; said to be the inspiration behind the fictional Indiana Jones character
*David Boren (B.A. 1963), governor of Oklahoma (1975-79), U.S. senator (D-Oklahoma, 1979-94), president of University of Oklahoma
*Nicholas F. Brady (B.A. 1952), U.S. senator (R-New Jersey, 1982)
*Sherrod Brown (B.A. 1974), U.S. Representative (1993-2007), U.S. senator (D-Ohio, 2007-present)
*Prescott Bush (B.A. 1917), U.S. senator (R-Connecticut, 1953-1963)
*James L. Buckley (B.A. 1943, Law 1949), U.S. senator (C-New York, 1971-1977); president of Radio Free Europe, 1982-1985; federal judge for the United States Court of Appeals (District of Columbia Circuit) (1985-1996)
*John Chafee (B.A. 1947), governor of Rhode Island (1962-69), Secretary of the Navy (1969-72), U.S. senator (R-Rhode Island, 1976-99)
*John M. Clayton (1815), Secretary of State in the Taylor administration, U.S. senator (AJ-Delaware, 1829-1836; W-Delaware, 1845-1849; O-Delaware 1853-1856)
*Hillary Rodham Clinton (J.D. 1973), U.S. senator (D-New York, 2001-present)
*LeBaron Colt (B.A. 1868), U.S. senator (R-Rhode Island, 1913-1924)
*David Daggett (1783), U.S. senator (F-Connecticut, 1813-19)
*David Davis (Law 1835), appointed Associate Justice of the Supreme Court by Lincoln (1862-1877); U.S. senator (I-Illinois, 1877-1883)
*John Davis (1787-1854), U.S. senator (W/NR-Massachusetts, 1835-1841&1845-1853)
*Henry L. Dawes (1839), U.S. senator (R-Connecticut, 1875-93)
*John Danforth (J.D, DIV 1963), U.S senator (R-Missouri, 1976-95)
*Mark Dayton (B.A. 1969), U.S. senator (D-Minnesota, 2001 – 2007)
*Fred Dubois (B.A. 1872), U.S. senator (R-Idaho,1891-1897; D-Idaho, 1901-1907)
*William M. Evarts (1837), Secretary of State under Hayes, U.S. senator (R-New York, 1885-91)
*Gary Hart (DIV 1961, LLB 1964), U.S. senator (D-Colorado, 1975-1987)
*John Heinz(B.A. 1960), U.S. senator (R-Pennsylvania)
*James Hillhouse (B.A. 1773), U.S. senator (F-Connecticut, 1796-1810 )
*James Jeffords (B.A. 1956), U.S. senator (I-Vermont, 1989-present)
*William Samuel Johnson (B.A. 1744, M.A. 1747), United States Founding Father, member of the Continental Congress (1785-1787), delegate to the Constitutional Convention in 1787, president (1787-1800) of Columbia University (he was its first president under its new name of "Columbia College"; his father was the first president of the institution when it was known as "King's College"), U.S. senator (Connecticut, 1789-1791)
*John Kean, (1852-1914), U.S. senator (D-New Jersey)
*John Kerry (B.A. 1966), U.S. senator (D-Massachusetts, 1985-present)
*Amy Klobuchar (B.A. 1982), U.S. senator (D-Minnesota, 2007-present)
*James Lanman (1788), U.S. senator
*Joseph Lieberman (B.A. 1964, J.D. 1967), U.S. senator (D-Connecticut, 1989-present)
*Joseph Medill McCormick (1900) - U.S. Senate '19-'24, Publisher, Chicago Tribune.
*Return J. Meigs, Jr. (B.A. 1785), U.S. Senator (DR-Ohio, 1808-181), 4th Governor of Ohio (1810-1814), 8th U.S. Postmaster General (1814-1823). Meigs County, Ohio is named in his honor.
*Henry Mitchell (1804), U.S. representative (Jacksonian-New York, 1833-35)
*Bill Nelson (B.A. 1965), U.S. representative (D-Florida, 1979-91), astronaut (STS-61-C, 1986), U.S. senator (D-Florida, 2001-present)
* Truman Newberry Republican United States Senator from Michigan 1919-1922, Secretary of the Navy 1908-1909
*Francis Newlands (ca. 1859), U.S. senator (D-Nevada, 1903-17)
*William Proxmire (B.A. 1948), U.S. senator (D-Wisconsin, 1957-89)
*Arlen Specter (LL.B. 1956), U.S. senator (R-Pennsylvania, 1981-present)
*Robert Taft (B.A. 1910), U.S. senator (R-Ohio, 1939-1953)
*Robert Taft, Jr. (B.A. 1939), U.S. representative (R-Ohio, 1963-64, 1967-70), U.S. senator (R-Ohio, 1971-76),
*John V. Tunney (B.A. 1956), U.S. representative (D-California, 1965-1970), U.S. senator (D-California, 1971-1977)
*Frederic Walcott (1891), U.S. senator (R-Connecticut, 1929-35)
*John Wales (B.A. 1801), U.S. senator (W-Delaware, 1849-1851); co-founder of Delaware College
*Malcolm Wallop (B.A. 1954), U.S. senator (R-Wyoming, 1977-95)
*Lowell Weicker (B.A. 1953), U.S. representative (R-Connecticut, 1968-1971), U.S. senator (R-Connecticut, 1971-1989), Governor of Connecticut (1990-1994). [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=w000253 Lowell Palmer Weicker, Jr.] , "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress". Accessed December 16, 2007.]
*Sheldon Whitehouse (B.A. 1978), U.S. Senator (D-Rhode Island, 2006-present)
*Pete Wilson (B.A. 1956), U.S. senator (R-California, 1983-1991), Governor of California 1991-1999

Governors

Alumni who have served as Governors may also have served in other government capacities, such as President or Senator. In such cases, the names are left un-linked, but are annotated with a "See also:" which links to the section on this page where a more detailed entry can be found.
*John Ashcroft (B.A. 1964 ) Governor of Missouri (1985-1993). [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=A000356 Biographical information] from the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress] "(See also: Senators)"
*Roger Sherman Baldwin (B.A. 1811), Governor of Connecticut (1844-46). [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000096 Biographical information] from the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress] "(See also: Senators)"
*Hiram Bingham III (1898), Governor of Connecticut (1925). [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000470 Biographical information] from the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress] "(See also: Senators)"
*David Boren (B.A. 1963), Governor of Oklahoma (1975-79). [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000639 Biographical information] from the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress] "(See also: Senators)"
*Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown, Jr. (J.D. 1964), Governor of California (1975-1983)
*George W. Bush (B.A. 1968), Governor of Texas (1995-2000). "(See also: Presidents & Vice Presidents)"
*John Chafee (B.A. 1947), Governor of Rhode Island (1962-69). [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000269 Biographical information] from the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress] "(See also: Senators)"
*William Jefferson Clinton (J.D.), Governor of Arkansas (1983-1992). "(See also: Presidents & Vice Presidents)"
*Wilbur Cross (B.A.1885, Ph.D. 1889), Governor of Connecticut (1931-1939), Yale professor of English [ [http://www.bartleby.com/65/cr/Cross-Wi.html Biographical entry] at Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th edition]
*John Davis (1787-1854), Governor of Massachusetts (1834-1835 & 1841-1843)
*Howard Dean (B.A. 1971), Governor of Vermont (1991-2003) [ [http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761581540/Howard_Dean.html Biographical entry] "Howard Dean", Microsoft Encarta Online Encyclopedia 2006; http://encarta.msn.com © 1997-2006 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.]
*Henry Huntly Haight (B.A. 1844), Governor of California (1867-1871)
*W. Averell Harriman (B.A. 1913), Governor of New York (1955-1958), United States ambassador to Russia (1943-1946), ambassador to Britain (1946), Secretary of Commerce (1946-1948) [ [http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761574838/Harriman_W(illiam)_Averell.html Biographical entry] "W. Averell Harriman", Microsoft Encarta Online Encyclopedia 2006http://encarta.msn.com © 1997-2006 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.]
*Tony Knowles (B.A. 1968), Governor of Alaska (1994-2002), mayor of Anchorage, Alaska (1981-1987)
*William Livingston (B.A. 1741), First Governor of New Jersey (1776-1790) after the signing of the Declaration of Independence [ [http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9048602 Biographical profile] from the Encyclopedia Britannica]
*Gary Locke (B.A. 1972), Governor of Washington (1997-2005) (thereby the first Chinese American governor in the United States) [ [http://www.governor.wa.gov/news/news-view.asp?pressRelease=222&newsType=1 Press release] from the Washington State Governor's office: "Gov. Gregoire Unveils Official State Portrait of Gov. Gary Locke; Praises Key Accomplishments", January 4, 2006 ]
*Return Jonathan Meigs (B.A. 1785), 4th Governor of Ohio (1810-1814). [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M000633 Biographical information] from the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress] "(See also: Senators)"
*Robert D. Orr (1940) - Governor of Indiana
*George Pataki (B.A. 1967), Governor of New York (1995-2007) [ [http://www.ny.gov/governor/firstfamily/patbio.html Profile] from the state of New York government web site ]
*Gifford Pinchot (Yale College graduate, 1889), Governor of Pennsylvania (1923–1927, 1931–1935), first Chief of the United States Forest Service (1905–1910), and founder of and professor in Yale School of Forestry
*Winthrop Rockefeller (Class of 1935*), attended Yale from 1931 to 1934; Governor of Arkansas (1967-1971)
*William Scranton (B.A. 1939, J.D. 1946), Governor of Pennsylvania (1963-1967), United States Ambassador to the United Nations (1976-1977), member of the United States House of Representatives [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S000193 Biographical entry] at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress] Undergraduate picture at: [http://mssa.library.yale.edu/madid/showzoom.php?imgNum=5565]
*Robert Taft (B.A. 1953), Governor of Ohio (1999-2007)
*Lowell Weicker (B.A. 1953), Governor of Connecticut (1990-1994). [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000253 Biographical information] from the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress] "(See also: Senators)"
*Pete Wilson (B.A. 1956), Governor of California (1991-1999). [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000607 Biographical information] from the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress] "(See also: Senators)"

Executive council members

The following have worked within the cabinet for their respective governments.

*Dean Acheson (B.A, 1915), United States Secretary of State in the Truman presidential administration
*James Jesus Angleton, (B.A. 1941), chief of CIA Counterintelligence Staff (1954-1974)
*Les Aspin (B.A. 1960), Secretary of Defense, U.S. Congressman (D-Wisconsin (1971-1993)
*McGeorge Bundy (B.A. 1940), former Cabinet official
*John Chafee (B.A. 1947), governor of Rhode Island (1962-69), Secretary of the Navy (1969-72), U.S. senator (R-Rhode Island, 1976-99) (also listed under Senators and Governors)
*John Clayton (1815), Secretary of State in the Zachary Taylor administration, U.S. senator (AJ-Delaware, 1829-1836; W-Delaware, 1845-1849; O-Delaware 1853-1856) (also listed under Senators)
*William H. Donaldson (B.A. 1954), chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (2003-2005), co-founder of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, founder and former dean of the Yale School of Management, president of the New York Stock Exchange
*William M. Evarts (1837), Secretary of State in the Rutherford B. Hayes administration, U.S. senator (R-New York, 1885-91) (also listed under Senators
*Olu Falae, Finance Minister of Nigeria (1989-1991), Presidential Candidate (1999)
*Porter Goss (B.A. 1960), CIA director (2004-2006), Florida congressman
*Stephen Hadley, (J.D. 1972), National Security Advisor
*Robert S. Ingersoll (1937), United States Deputy Secretary of State and Ambassador to Japan under Presidents Nixon and Ford
*William McChesney Martin, Jr. (B.A. ca. 1926), the ninth and longest-serving chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve
*John Negroponte (B.A. 1960), first U.S. Director of National Intelligence (2005-present), first ambassador to post-Saddam Iraq (2004-2005)
*Robert Rubin (LL.B. 1964), United States Secretary of the Treasury (1995-1999) in the Clinton presidential administration
*Henry L. Stimson, (B.A. 1888), United States Secretary of State in the Hoover presidential administration
*Alphonso Taft (B.A. 1833, Law), Attorney General and Secretary of War in the Ulysses S. Grant presidential administration.
*Strobe Talbott (B.A. 1968), Deputy Secretary of State (1994-2001) in the Clinton presidential administration, President of the Brookings Institution
*Cyrus Vance, (B.A. 1939, Law 1942) United States Secretary of State in the Carter presidential administration

Diplomats

*Hiram Bingham IV, U.S. vice consul in Marseilles, France, 1940-1941
*L. Paul Bremer (B.A. 1963), ambassador
*Clark T. Randt, Jr., U.S. ambassador to China (2001-present)
*Linda Jewell (B.A. 1975), U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador
* Robert P. De Vecchi (B.A. 1952, L.H.D.H honorary 2005), President Emeritus of the International Rescue Committee

Justices and attorneys

See also: Supreme Court Justices
*Cecilia Altonaga (J.D. 1986), federal judge, first Cuban American woman to be appointed as a federal judge in the United States
*Richard S. Arnold (B.A., 1957), late judge of the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, federal courthouse in Little Rock named in his honor
*Richard Blumenthal (J.D.), Connecticut Attorney General
*David Sherman Boardman (B.A. 1793), Connecticut judge and congressman
*David Boies (LL.B.. 1966), famous lawyer (Microsoft antitrust, "Bush v. Gore", "Napster v. RIAA")
*Geraldo Brindeiro (L.L.M, J.S.D.), Attorney General of Brazil (1995-2003)
*José A. Cabranes (J.D. 1965), judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
*Benjamin Darrow (J.D., ca. 1890) New York District Attorney
*Sir Daryl Dawson (L.L.M.), justice of the High Court of Australia
*William Kunstler (B.A. 1941), Civil liberties lawyer
*Burke Marshall (B.A. 1943, LL.B. 1951), U.S. Assistant Attorney General
*Edwin Meese (B.A. 1953), former United States Attorney General
*Robert W. Sweet (LL.B. 1948), judge of New York Southern District.

Activists

*Leonard Bacon (B.A. 1820), abolitionist
*Cassius Marcellus Clay (B.A. 1832), abolitionist. (Also the namesake of Cassius Marcellus Clay, Sr., whose son, boxer Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., took the name Muhammad Ali.) [ [http://www.forbes.com/2001/12/19/1219pow.html Muhammad Ali's Boxing Day Gloves] by Anna Rohlender, Forbes Magazine, December 12, 2001: "Forbes Fact: Born in Louisville, Ky., Ali's parents named him Cassius Marcellus Clay after a white Kentucky abolitionist of the same name. The 19th-century Cassius Clay served as a diplomat to Russia during the Civil War. "] [ [http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761559538/Muhammad_Ali.html "Muhammad Ali"] Microsoft Encarta Online Encyclopedia 2006: "Ali was born in Louisville, Kentucky. His birth name was Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr., named after famed Kentucky abolitionist Cassius Marcellus Clay. "]
*Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr. (B.D. 1956), chaplain of Yale (1958-1975), senior minister of Riverside Church in New York, political and civil rights activist, author
*Severn Cullis-Suzuki (B.S. 2002), environmental activist, speaker, television host, and author; member of Kofi Annan's Special Advisory Council (United Nations)
*David Dellinger (B.A. 1936), activist, member of the Chicago Seven
*Jeremiah Evarts (B.A. 1802), author, editor, activist, opponent of the Indian Removal Act of 1830
*Barry Scheck (B.S., 1971) Co-founded the Innocence Project
*Sargent Shriver (B.A. 1938, LL.B. 1941), main organizer and first director of the Peace Corps. Husband of Eunice Kennedy, and father of Maria Shriver (news journalist and wife of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger).
*Ron Sider (B.D., 1967, Ph.D. 1969) Theologian and activist; President of Evagelicals For Social Action and Professor at Eastern University.
*Doreen N Stoller (B.A., 1983) Activist, Executive Director of the Hermann Park Conservancy, Houston, TX
*John Wilhelm (B.A., 1967) Labor leader; President, Hospitality Division, UNITE HERE.

Public intellectuals

*William F. Buckley (B.A. 1950), political pundit, founder of the "National Review', host of public affairs television show "Firing Line"
*David Gergen (B.A. 1963), political pundit, worked as an advisor for the Republican and Democratic Presidential administrations of Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton
*Andrés Martinez (B.A.), editorial page editor of the Los Angeles Times
*Marvin Olasky (B.A. 1971), conservative pundit
*Fareed Zakaria (B.A. 1986), political pundit, author, host of public affairs show, "Foreign Exchange"

Frontiersmen

*Moses Cleaveland (B.A. 1777), founder of Cleveland, Ohio
*Manasseh Cutler (B.A. 1765), co-author of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, member of the Ohio Company of Associates (the first non-Native American settlement in Ohio), U.S. Congressman (F-Massachusetts (1801-1805)
*James Gadsden (B.A. 1806), namesake of the Gadsden Purchase, in which the United States purchased from Mexico the land that became Arizona and part of New Mexico.

Military

*Henry B. Carrington (1845), Union army general in the American Civil War
*A. Peter Dewey, the first American to be killed in the Vietnam War, in 1945.
*John Brown of Pittsfield (B.A. 1771), Accuser of Benedict Arnold.
*Nathan Hale (B.A. 1773), America's first spy, "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."
*David Humphreys (B.A. 1771), aide-de-camp to George Washington.
*Lewis Nixon, U.S. Army officer featured in "Band of Brothers"
*Jarvis Offutt (1917), World War I aviator, namesake of Offutt Air Force Base.
*John Paterson (B.A. 1762), Maj. General in the American Revolution and US Congressman from New York.
*John Francisco Richards II (B.A. 1917), World War I aviator, namesake of Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base
*Richard K. Sutherland, (B.A. 1916) U. S. Army general during World War II
*Nathan Whiting, (B.A. 1743), Colonel of Connecticut troops during the French and Indian War also the nephew of univ. president Thomas Clap.
*David Wooster (B.A. 1738), brigadier general in the American Revolutionary War; namesake of Wooster, Ohio, The College of Wooster, and the Wooster School

Other legislators

* Lawrence Coughlin Republican Representative from Pennsylvania 1969-1991
* Charles Schuveldt Dewey [http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/csdewey.htm] Republican Representative from Illinois 1941-1942, as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the 1920s, he was responsible for the redesign and downsizing of U.S. paper currency. [http://politicalgraveyard.com/group/delta-psi.html] Father of A. Peter Dewey, the first American to be killed in the Vietnam War, in 1945.
*Jerome F. Donovan (Law 1894), U.S. representative, D-New York (1918-1921)
* Porter J. Goss (U.S. Representative, R-FL, 1989-2004, and Director of CIA)
*Sheila Jackson Lee (B.A. 1972), U.S. representative, D-Texas.
* Dwight Loomis (1847), U.S. Representative from Connecticut (1859-1863)
* Samuel Augustus Maverick (B.A. 1828), Member of the Texas State Senate, namesake for eponym "maverick".
* Warren A. Morton (1924-2002) (B.S. 1945), Speaker of the Wyoming House of Representatives (1979-1980)
*Eleanor Holmes Norton (M.A. 1963, LL.B. 1964), non-voting congressional delegate for District of Columbia (1991-present)
* William S. Reyburn Republican Representative from Pennsylvania 1911-1913
* Gerry Studds (B.A. 1959, M.A. 1961), U.S. Representative, D-MA, 1973-1997
* John Tunney Democratic Representative from California 1965-1970. United States Senator 1970-1976. He was the inspiration for Robert Redford's character in the film The Candidate.

Other

*Jabez Bowen, (B.A. 1757), Federalist supporter, Deputy Governor of Rhode Island
*Albert Bel Fay, (B.S. 1936), Houston, Texas, shipbuilder, oilman, and Republican Party official
*Gifford Pinchot, founder of the United States Forest Service
*Clarence King (Ph.D. 1862), founder of the U.S. Geological Survey
*John Lindsay (B.A. 1944, LL.B. 1948), mayor of New York
*Cory Booker (J.D. 1997), mayor of Newark, New Jersey
*Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi, Taliban spokesman
*Robert Marjolin (Economics, 1934), French Marshall Plan implementor and European Commissioner
*Bradford Bishop, fugitive, indicted for murder
*John T. Downey, judge, former CIA flyer imprisoned in China 1952-1973
*Lewis Libby (B.A. 1972), former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, principal figure in the Plame Affair
*Anthony A. Williams (B.A. 1979), Mayor of Washington, D.C., 1999-2007.
*Kori Udovički (Ph.D 1999 in Economics) Governor of the National Bank of Serbia 2003-2004, Assistant Secretary-General of United Nations 2007-
*Aleksey Vayner, an internet sensation due to his video resume sent to UBS titled Impossible is Nothing

Religion

*Jonathan Edwards, New England pastor; widely considered the greatest theologian in American history.
*Hiram Bingham II, one of the first missionaries to introduce Christianity to the Kingdom of Hawai'i.
*William Ragsdale Cannon (B.D., 1940; Ph.D., 1942), professor and dean of the Candler School of Theology at Emory University; United Methodist Church bishop
*Aaron L. Mackler (B.A. 1980), notable rabbi in the Conservative movement.
*James W.C. Pennington (1809 - 1870), an African American orator, minister, and abolitionist; born a slave, he escaped and audited classes at Yale Divinity School from 1834 to 1839, becoming the first black man to attend classes at Yale. He was subsequently ordained.
*John H. Leith (Ph.D., 1949), a Presbyterian author, theologian and professor.
*Yasir Qadhi (Ph.D.), a Muslim theologian.

History, literature, art, and music

*Josef Albers, painter
*Marin Alsop, (1973-1975, transferred to Juilliard), conductor and music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
*Richard Anuszkiewicz, painter of the Op-Art movement
*Eric Banks (B.A. 1990), composer
*Matthew Barney (B.A. 1989), video and installation artist
*Jennifer Bartlett (M.F.A), painter
*Carl Bialik (Class of 2001) Journalist, Wall Street Journal
*Harold Bloom (Ph.D. 1956), American literary critic
*Jane Ira Bloom, soprano saxophonist
*Jonathan Borofsky, artist
*Robert Brustein (DRA 1951), founder of the Yale Repertory Theatre, critic, author
*Norman Carlberg, sculptor, director of Rinehart School of Sculpture
*Lan Samantha Chang (B.A. 1987), writer and director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop
*Susan Choi (B.A. 1990), author
*Chuck Close (M.F.A. 1964), painter
*Gregory Crewdson (M.F.A. 1988), photographer
*John Currin (M.F.A. 1986), painter
*James Fenimore Cooper (Class of 1805*), author of "The Last of the Mohicans"
*Rackstraw Downes (B.F.A. 1963, M.F.A 1964), painter
*Norman Foster (M.Arch. 1961), Architect
*Ann Gale (M.F.A. 1991) painter
*Brendan Gill (B.A. 1936), architecture writer
*Jack Glatzer (B.A. 1960), concert violinist
*Nancy Graves, sculptor
*Linda Greenhouse, journalist, covers the United States Supreme Court for the New York Times
*Adam Guettel (B.A. 1987), Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist
*Amin Gulgee (B.A. 1987), renowned Pakistani metal sculptor and jewellery designer; son of famed artist Gulgee
*Erwin Hauer, sculptor
*Fenno Heath, Yale music professor and former long-time director of the Yale Glee Club
*Eva Hesse (M.F.A. 1959), sculptor
*Walter Hekster (M.Mus. 1963), composer, clarinetist and conductor
*Paul Hindemith, composer, musician, conductor, music theorist
*Lisa Hopkins, opera singer and Tony Award winner
*Charles Ives (B.A. 1898), composer, classical music.
*Daniel Lewis James Jr. (Class of 1933), screenwriter, playwright, & novelist. Collaborator with wife Lillith Stanwood on Broadway musical Bloomer Girl. Wrote the novel "Famous All Over Town" under the pseudonym Danny Santago. Collaborated with Charlie Chaplin on the film "The Great Dictator". Blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee. First cousin of Jesse James.
*Yolanda Joe (B.A. 1983), novelist [ [http://www.randomhouse.ca/author/results.pperl?authorid=14549 RandomHouse.ca | Author Spotlight: Yolanda Joe ] ]
*Michiko Kakutani (B.A. 1976), book critic for the "New York Times"
*Sujata Keshavan (M.F.A. 1987) graphic designer
*John Knowles (B.A. 1949), author of "A Separate Peace"
*Larry Kramer (B.A. 1957), playwright and gay activist
*David Leavitt (B.A. 1983), author
* Jeremy Leven, author, screenwriter, director and producer whose works include Don Juan DeMarco
*George Lewis (B.A. 1974), trombonist and composer
*Maya Lin (B.A. 1981, M. Arch 1986, honorary Ph.D 1987), architect, best known for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, subject of the 1995 Academy Award-winning documentary ""
*Robert Lopez (B.A. 1997) co-writer of the Broadway musical Avenue Q. Winner of 3 Tony Awards.
*Philip-Lorca diCorcia (M.F.A. 1979), photographer
*Alvin Lucier, American experimental composer
*Robert Mangold, painter
*Brice Marden (M.F.A. 1963), painter
*Peter Matthiessen (B.A. 1950), naturalist, author of historical fiction and non-fiction.
*J.D. McClatchy (Ph.D. 1974), poet, critic, member of American Academy of Arts and Letters
*Pras Michel, Grammy Award-winning rapper, member of hip-hop trio The Fugees
*Douglas Moore (B.A 1915, B.M 1917), composer
*Nerissa Nields (B.A. 1989), of the band The Nields
*George Packer (B.A. 1982), author
* Ann Packer (B.A. 1981), author
*Johann Sebastian Paetsch (M.M. 1987), musician and cellist
*Scott Pask (M.F.A. 1997), scenic designer, Tony Award for The Pillowman
*Tom Perrotta (B.A. 1983), author
*Cole Porter (B.A. 1913), composer
*Richard Rogers (M.Arch. 1962), architect, 2007 Pritzker Prize winner
*Mark Rothko (Class of 1924*), painter
*Eero Saarinen (B.Arch, 1934), architect, best known for the St. Louis Gateway Arch
*Vincent Scully (B.A. 1940), art historian
*Richard Serra (B.F.A., M.F.A. 1964), sculptor
*Robert A. M. Stern (M. Arch. 1965), architect, current dean of Yale School of Architecture
*Andrew Solomon (B.A. 1985), writer
*Timothy M. Sullivan (M.A. 2001, M.Phil. 2005), Boston interior designer
*Sarah Sze (B.A.), sculptor and MacArthur Foundation fellow
*Garry Trudeau (B.A. 1970, M.F.A. 1973), Doonesbury cartoonist
*Erica Simone Turnipseed A writer
*Marc Trujillo (M.F.A. 1994) painter
*Noah Webster (B.A. 1778, Ll.D. 1823), lexicographer, author of the first definitive dictionary of the American English language, helped found Amherst College
*William T. Williams, Artist, First African American included in the H.W. Janson History of Art
*Naomi Wolf (B.A. 1984), feminist writer
*Tom Wolfe (Ph.D. 1957), journalist, author of "The Right Stuff" and "The Bonfire of the Vanities"
*Maury Yeston (B.A. 1967, Ph.D. 1974 ), lyricist, composer, Tony Awards for "Nine" and "Titanic"

Athletics

*Boris Baczynskyj (B.A. 1967), Chess master
*Joel Benjamin (B.A. 1985), Three-time U.S. chess champion (1987, 1997, 2000)
*Walter Camp (B.A. 1880), the "Father of American Football"
* Britton Chance, 1952 Olympic Gold medalist in Yachting for the USA, bio-chemist and bio-physicist [http://www.icasinc.org/bios/chance.html]
*Ron Darling, Mets pitcher
*Brian Dowling (B.A. 1969), quarterback
*Earl G. Graves, Jr. (B.A. 1984) Former NBA Player, All-Time Leading Scorer in Yale's Mens Basketball History (3rd Ivy)
*Chris Dudley (B.A. 1987), former NBA player
*Theo Epstein (B.A. 1995), became Red Sox general manager at age 28, youngest in Major League Baseball history
*Chris Ernst, 1976 Summer Olympics, 1984 Summer Olympics, 1987 World Champion - Women's Lightweight Double, and Yale captain, 1976. Featured in Mary Mazzio's documentary film, "A Hero for Daisy".
*Gary Fencik (Class of 1975, B.A. 1976), professional football player twice selected for the Pro Bowl as a defensive back
*Robert A. Gardner (Class of 1912), two-time U.S. Amateur golf champion
*Howard (Howdy) Groskloss, the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, aged 100 as of 2006
*Chris Hetherington (B.A. 1996), NFL running back
*Chris Higgins, forward for the National Hockey League Montreal Canadiens
*Calvin Hill (B.A. 1969), football player with the NFL's Cowboys, Redskins and Browns
*Sarah Hughes (Class of 2008), gold medalist in 2002 Olympic figure skating
*Bill Hutchison, former Major League Baseball player
*Levi Jackson (1926 - 2000). Elected by his teammates the First African American to captain an Ivy League football team.
*Sada Jacobson (B.A. 2006), bronze medalist in 2004 Olympic women's saber [ [http://www.ivyleaguesports.com/documents/blkfeatures.asp Ivy League Sports ] ]
*Dick Jauron (B.A. 1973), head coach of the National Football League's Buffalo Bills (2006-present)
*Eric Johnson (B.A. 2001), NFL tight end
*Nate Lawrie (B.A. 2004), NFL tight end
*Glenn Layendecker (B.A. 1983), professional tennis player [ [http://yalebulldogs.cstv.com/trads/famous_alums.html Yale University Bulldogs, Official Athletic Site ] ]
*Wendell Mottley (B.A. 1964), Olympic medalist, and subsequently a government minister for, Trinidad and Tobago
* Mary O'Connor, 1980 Summer Olympics Yale member of Olympic Rowing Eight. Team did not compete due to U.S. boycott.
*Renée Richards, former professional tennis player, captain of the 1954 men's team as Richard Raskind
*Mike Richter (B.A. 2006), former New York Rangers goaltender
*Don Schollander (B.A. 1968), swimmer, Five-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist : 1964, 4 gold; 1968, 1 gold, 1 silver. One of first inductees into U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame (1983)
*Frank Shorter (B.A. 1969) gold medal (1972) and silver medal (1976), Olympic Marathon
*Jeff Van Gundy Attended Yale College for his freshman year, head coach for the NBA's New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets
*Anne Warner (B.A. 1976), first Yale College female undergraduate to win an Olympic medal (Bronze, rowing) [http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:LHO8-FeZU4AJ:www.yale.edu/rowing/lt_history.html+yale+gold+medal+anne+warner&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us] [http://www.yalealumnimagazine.com/issues/2004_07/jacobson.html]

Film

*Angela Bassett (B.A. 1980 African-American Studies, MFA 1983), actress
*Jennifer Beals, (B.A. 1986 American Literature) actress, best known for "Flashdance" and "The L Word".
*Henry Bean, screenwriter/director "The Believer"
*Jordana Brewster, actress, plays Mia in "The Fast and the Furious"
*Bruce Cohen, film producer, won an Academy Award for "American Beauty"
*Michael Cimino (B.A. 1961, M.A. 1963), Academy Award-winning director of "The Deer Hunter"
*Jennifer Connelly (Class of 1992*), Academy Award-winning actress
*Claire Danes (Class of 2002*), actress
*Noah Emmerich (B.A. 1992), actor
*Jodie Foster (B.A. in literature, magna cum laude), Academy Award-winning actress and director
*Paul Giamatti (BA 1989, MFA 1994), actor. Starred in "Sideways".
*Alex Gibney, Academy Award-winning documentary-filmmaker ("," 2005; "Taxi to the Dark Side," 2007)
*David Alan Grier, actor, comedian
*Kathryn Hahn, actress
*George Hickenlooper, film director
*George Roy Hill, Academy Award-winning director
*Holly Hunter, Academy Award-winning actress
*Daniel Lewis James Jr. (Class of 1933) screenwriter, playwright, & novelist. Collaborated with Charlie Chaplin on the film "The Great Dictator". Blacklisted by the House Un-American Activities Committee. Collaborator with wife Lillith Stanwood on Broadway Musical Bloomer Girl. Authored the novel "Famous All Over Town" under the pseudonym Danny Santago. First cousin of Jesse James.
*Elia Kazan, Academy Award-winning director
*Zoe Kazan (B.A. 2005, Theatre), film and stage actress, Elia's granddaughter.
*Phil LaMarr (B.A. 1989), actor, comedian.
*Thomas F. Lennon (B.A. 1973), Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker
*Ron Livingston, actor. Best known for "Office Space"
*Frances McDormand (MFA 1992), actress
*Paul Newman, (DRA 1954) Academy Award-winning actor
*Edward Norton (B.A. 1991), Academy Award nominated actor
*Mills Pierre (B.A. 1999), actor. UK Screen Awards, nominated best supporting actor for "The Quiet Storm".
*Bronson Pinchot (B.A. 1981), actor
*Vincent Price, actor
*Liev Schreiber, actor
*Gene Siskel (B.A. 1967), movie critic
*Todd Solondz, director "Welcome to the Dollhouse" & "Happiness"
*Oliver Stone*, Academy Award-winning director
*Meryl Streep (MFA), Academy Award-winning actress
*Ted Tally (B.A.), Academy Award-winning screenwriter
*John Turturro (MFA), actor
*Sam Waterston, (B.A. 1961), actor
*Sigourney Weaver (MFA), actress
*Jennifer Westfeldt, actress, screenwriter ("Kissing Jessica Stein")

Television

*Lewis Black (MFA 1977) stand-up comedian who often appears on "The Daily Show"
*James Bohanek (B.A. 1991), Broadway and television actor
*James Burrows (M.A.), producer of shows such as: "Cheers" and "Will & Grace"
*Dick Cavett, TV personality, nominated eleven times for the Emmy Award, and won three times. [ [http://movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movies/filmography.html?p_id=11901 "Dick Cavett"] profile by Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide at the New York Times]
*Enrico Colantoni (MFA), actor, "Just Shoot Me", "Galaxy Quest", and "Veronica Mars"
*Akhil Conner (B.A. 2004), actor in "The Uninvited" and contestant on "Off The Wall", a Vin Di Bona production. [ [http://www.vdbp.com/2lvl_prog_09otw.html "Vin Di Bona"] ]
*Anderson Cooper (B.A. 1989), CNN anchor of "Anderson Cooper 360°"
*Bill Corbett (DRA 1989), actor, writer, played Crow T. Robot in "Mystery Science Theater 3000"
*Jonathan Coulton (B.A. 1992), musician, internet celebrity, best known for his song Code Monkey.
*David Duchovny (M.A. English literature 1989*), actor in "The X-Files"
*Dick Ebersol, president of NBC Sports division, helped launch "Saturday Night Live"
*Malcolm Gets (MFA), actor, best known for as "Richard Karinsky" on "Caroline in the City"
*Sara Gilbert, actress, best known for her portrayal as the daughter "Darlene Conner" on the sit-com "Roseanne" [ [http://movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movies/filmography.html?p_id=26869 Sara Gilbert] by Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide at the New York Times]
*Felipe Gozon, Philippine television executive
*Michael Gross (DRA 1973), actor, best known as "Steven Keaton" (the father of Michael J. Fox's character) on "Family Ties" [ [http://movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movies/filmography.html?p_id=92691 Michael Gross] by Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide at the New York Times]
*John Hodgman (B.A. 1992), author and comedian who often appears in "The Daily Show" and in the Get a Mac ad campaigns, representing a humanized PC.
*Leo Laporte*, host of "The Screen Savers" on TechTV
*Demetri Martin (B.A. 1995) stand-up comedian who often appears on "The Daily Show"
*Kellie Martin (B.A 2001)
*Crystal McKellar (B.A. 1999), played "Becky Slater" in "The Wonder Years" in her youth; now an attorney.
*Anne Meacham (B.A. 1947), Broadway and television actress ("Another World")
*Ari Meyers (B.A. 1991), actress, played Emma McArdle on "Kate & Allie"
*Chris Noth (CDR 1985), actor ", "Sex and the City"
*Stone Phillips, (B.A. 1977) television anchor for NBC
*Robert Picardo, (B.A. 1975) the holographic doctor on the television show "" [ [http://movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movies/filmography.html?p_id=56658 Robert Picardo] by Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide at the New York Times]
*David Hyde Pierce, (B.A. 1981) actor, best known as "Dr. Niles Crane" on "Frasier"; winner of four Emmy Awards ["The Junger Brother" in Financial Times Magazine, March 31, 2001,by Nicholas Kralev; online version at [http://www.nicholaskralev.com/FT-pierce.html homepage of Kralev] ]
*Josh Saviano (B.A. 1998) played Paul Pfeiffer on "The Wonder Years"
*Tony Shalhoub (MFA 1980) actor, "Monk"
*Steve Skrovan (B.A. 1979), executive producer of "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "An Unreasonable Man"
*Ben Stein (LLD 1970), economist, host of "Win Ben Stein's Money"
*Ming Tsai (B.A. 1986), chef on "East Meets West with Ming Tsai" on PBS
*Courtney B. Vance (MFA 1986), actor, current on "" as "Assistant District Attorney Ron Carver"
*Margaret Warner, co-anchor on "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer", PBS' weekday news program
*Sam Waterston, (B.A. 1962) best known for his portrayal of A.D.A. Jack McCoy in "Law & Order"
*Henry Winkler (MFA 1970), actor, best known as "Fonzie" on "Happy Days"
*Walter F. Parkes, (B.A. 1973) producer/writer, former head of Dreamworks

Fictional

(In alphabetical order by last name, if available)
*Dhrubo, character in cult Indian book "English August".
*"Paul Allen", [From the film "American Psycho": KIMBALL: And where did he go to school? BATEMAN: Don't you know this? KIMBALL: I just wanted to know if you know. BATEMAN: Before Yale? If I remember correctly, Saint Paul's...Listen, I just...I just want to help.] victim of serial killer Patrick Bateman (who is a Harvard alumnus) in the movie "American Psycho".
*"Nate Archibald ("Gossip Girl") is straight out accepted to Yale for his lacrosse skills. [ "Gossip Girl" by Cecily von Ziegesar]
*Nell Bedworth, played by Samaire Armstrong in "It's a Boy/Girl Thing"
*"Amanda Bonner", Yale Law School graduate, played by Katharine Hepburn, in 1949 film "Adam's Rib".
*"Tom Buchanan", antagonist of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel, "The Great Gatsby" [From "The Great Gatsby", Chapter 1: "...the history of the summer really begins on the evening I drove over there to have dinner with the Tom Buchanans. Daisy was my second cousin once removed and I'd known Tom in college."]
*"Jamie Stemple Buchman" (played by Helen Hunt) in 1990's television comedy series "Mad About You" [ [http://www.sonypictures.com/tv/shows/mad/fam_jamie.html "Jamie Buchman"] Profile of the character at the show's official web site.]
*"Charles Montgomery Burns", B.S. 1914, [ [http://www.forbes.com/lists/2005/fictional/05.html "Forbes Fictional 15: #5 Burns, Charles Montgomery] "Forbes Magazine" December 1, 2005, by David M. Ewalt] the owner of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant in the hit cartoon television series "The Simpsons"
*"Nick Carraway", narrator of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel, "The Great Gatsby" [From "The Great Gatsby", in Chapter 1, "I was rather literary in college—one year I wrote a series of very solemn and obvious editorials for the 'Yale News.'" In Chapter 3, "I took dinner usually at the Yale Club..." In Chapter 7, "Jordan smiled. 'He was probably bumming his way home. He told me he was president of your class at Yale.'"]
*"Charlotte" (played by Scarlett Johansson), main character of the 2003 movie "Lost in Translation" [ [http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/movie/_/id/5949485 "Lost in Translation" review] in Rolling Stone (September 8, 2003) by Peter Travers: "Charlotte (Johansson) is three decades younger than Bob, but she shares his sense of drift. A Yale philosophy grad, she's in Tokyo with her photographer husband (Giovanni Ribisi)..."]
*"Lane Coutell", Franny's boyfriend in J.D. Salinger's "Franny and Zooey" published in 1962 [ [http://www.villagevoice.com/specials/0543,50thvls,69316,31.html 'Voice on Literature'] "The Village Voice", review by Eliot Fremont-Smith, March 8, 1962]
*"Dr. Niles Crane", Frasier's brother in the award-winning television comedy series "Frasier". The actor who plays him, David Hyde Pierce, is a real-life alumnus. ["The Junger Brother" in "Financial Times" Magazine, March 31, 2001, by Nicholas Kralev; online version at [http://www.nicholaskralev.com/FT-pierce.html homepage of Kralev] ]
*"Florence Farfaletti", protagonist of Christopher Buckley's 2004 Novel "Florence of Arabia" [ From "Florence of Arabia", Chapter 2: "Florence had grown up fascinated by her grandfather's tales of the Middle East. At college she majored in Arabic studies and was fluent by the time she graduated Yale."]
*"Gogol Ganguli", main character of Jhumpa Lahiri's "The Namesake"
*"Richard Gilmore", father of Lorelai Gilmore on the television series "Gilmore Girls" ["Gilmore Girls", episode '"Let the Games Begin"' (Season 3, Episode 51)]
*"Rory Gilmore", main character of the television series "Gilmore Girls" ["Gilmore Girls", episode '"The Lorelais' First Day at Yale"' (Season 4, Episode 67)]
*"Anson Hunter" protagonist of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1926 short story 'The Rich Boy'
*"Logan Huntzberger,"*Rory Gilmore's boyfriend on the television series "Gilmore Girls".
*"Flash Gordon", internationally renowned polo player, Yale graduate, intrepid space explorer, Emperor Ming's relentless enemy, and savior of the Planet Mongo. [ [http://reviews.publishersweekly.com/bd.aspx?isbn=097416643X&pub=pw Book review] of "Alex Raymond's Flash Gordon Volume 1" in Publishers Weekly, November 3, 2003: "The stories are swashbuckling adventures of Flash, 'Yale graduate and world-renowned Polo player,' and the lovely Dale Arden, who become stranded on the planet Mongo, a fierce place ruled with an iron fist by Ming the Merciless." Flash Gordon was introduced as a Yale alumnus in 1934 in the very first comic strip of the series.]
*"Linus Larrabee," [ From the script for "Sabrina", "Linus Larrabee, the elder son, graduated from Yale, where his classmates voted him the man Most Likely to Leave his Alma Mater Fifty Million Dollars. "] protagonist in the movie "Sabrina", played by Humphrey Bogart in 1954 and played by Harrison Ford in the 1995 remake.
*Josh Lyman, played by Bradley Whitford, is a graduate of Yale Law School and serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the (fictional) President Bartlet (Martin Sheen), in the television show "The West Wing". ["The West Wing" episode "Celestial Navigation" (season 1, episode 15), in which Lyman says "I'm a graduate of Harvard and Yale and I believe that my powers of debate can rise to meet the Socratic wonder that is the White House press corps"]
*"Frank Merriwell," [The book "Frank Merriwell at Yale"(1897) by Burt Standish (pseudonym of Gilbert Patten), ISBN 0837390095] the most popular dime-novel hero of the early twentieth century. Protagonist of Gilbert Patten's 200-odd Merriwell novels.
*"Sherman McCoy", central character in Tom Wolfe's "Bonfire of the Vanities." [ [http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CE3D8103AF931A35750C0A966958260 Chronicle section the March 2, 1990] edition of the New York Times, by Susan Heller Anderson: "In the movie version of "The Bonfire of the Vanities," TOM HANKS will play Sherman McCoy, the philandering, self-absorbed bond trader whose 'Yale chin' and prep-school background figure prominently in the TOM WOLFE best seller. Mr. Hanks visited Yale yesterday, soaking up information and atmosphere." ]
*Bette Porter - character in "The LWord". Yale Graduate.
*"Neela Rasgotra", B.S. [ [http://www.nbc.com/ER/about/ Official ER site] at NBC: "Newer additions to the ER include Neela Rasgotra (Nagra), a British-Indian medical student who arrives in Chicago after finishing her undergraduate degree in biophysics and molecular biology at Yale."] doctor on the television series "ER."
*"Bud Stamper", played by Warren Beatty, in the Oscar winning 1961 film "Splendor in the Grass" [From "Splendor in the Grass", Bud Stamper's father Ace Stamper says "We got a future, boy. The first thing we're gonna do, we're gonna get you an education - the best. Four years at Yale."]
*"Dink Stover", hero of Owen Johnson's 1911 novel "Stover at Yale" ["Stover at Yale", Owen Johnson, Grosset & Dunlap, 1911; online version at http://www.ctrl.org/stover/index.html]
*"Robert Underdunk Terwilliger", who goes by the stage name of "Sideshow Bob" in the television series "The Simpsons" [ [http://www.harvardmag.com/issues/so97/alumni.simpsons.html "Reading Homer"] in the Harvard Alumni Magazine September-October 1997 issue]
*"Tim Travers", the love interest in 1988 movie "Mystic Pizza" [ [http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19881021/REVIEWS/810210303/1023 Movie review] by Roger Ebert: "Kat, meanwhile, is baby-sitting for a 30-year-old Yale graduate who is an architect rehabbing a local landmark. She's been accepted to Yale for the fall, and so they have that in common. Also reckless romanticism. His name is Tim (William R. Moses), his wife is in Europe, and Kat falls head over heels in idealism with him. "]
*"Troy", the secondary janitor on the television comedy "Scrubs", whose obtuse and violent approach to life become humorous when the unnamed major janitor character says to him, "You went to Yale..." [Scrubs episode '"My Déjà Vu, My Déjà Vu"' (aired May 9, 2006; Season 5, episode 115). See also [http://www.tv.com/scrubs/my-d%C3%A9j%C3%A0-vu-my-d%C3%A9j%C3%A0-vu/episode/694886/summary.html Quotes at TV.com] ]
*"Blair Waldorf" ("Gossip Girl") gets waitlisted then accepted [ Gossip Girl" by Cecily von Ziegesar] ]
*"Serena van der Woodsen" ("Gossip Girl") gets accepted straight away, much to best friend Blair's disdain ["Gossip Girl" by Cecily von Ziegesar]
*"Hector Willmot" (Buster Crabbe) in the 1935 film "Hold'em Yale" [ [http://online.tvguide.com/newsearch/detail.aspx?tvobjectid=101052&more=ucmoviereview Movie Review] at TV Guide]
*"Mr. Wilbarger", cowboy in Larry McMurtry's novel "Lonesome Dove" [ From "Lonesome Dove", Augustus says that Wilbarger is "probably the only man who ever went to Yale College who was buried under a buffalo skull." (p.567) ]
*"Andrea Zuckerman", character of the television series "Beverly Hills, 90210" ["Beverly Hills, 90210" episode "Hello Life, Goodbye Beverly Hills" (season 5, episode 30) ]
*Senator Arnold Vinick (R-CA), Republican Presidential Nominee in "The West Wing". [ [http://www.nbc.com/The_West_Wing/Campaign/Vinick_Sullivan/ Profile from the official web site] of the show by NBC, which produced The West Wing] Played by Alan Alda
*A man immediately hired by "The Pointy-haired Boss" in the Dilbert comic strip series after stating that he went to Yale during the job interview. When queried further by Dilbert, the Scandinavian ex-con explains "Ya, I yust got out last week."

(* attended but did not graduate from Yale)

=Faculty= Professors who are also Yale alumni are listed in "italics".

Nobel laureates

*Sidney Altman: Chemistry, 1989.
*John Fenn: Chemistry, 2002. Received his PhD from Yale 1940, and was a member of the Yale faculty from 1962 to 1994.
*Tjalling Koopmans: Economics, 1975.
*Wangari Maathai: Peace, 2004. Visiting professor at the Forestry School in 2002 [http://www.yaledailynews.com/article.asp?AID=26644 YDN article]
*George Palade, professor at Yale Medical School from 1973-1990: Physiology or Medicine, 1974.
*James Tobin: Economics, 1981.
*Gerard Debreu: Economics, 1983.
*Edward Tatum: Physiology or Medicine, 1958; was at Yale from 1945 to 1948.
*Erwin Neher: Physiology or Medicine, 1991; biophysicist at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry who was previously a postdoctoral fellow at Yale.

Others

*"Robert P. Abelson", late Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology and Professor of Political Science
*Sydney E. Ahlstrom, historian of religion in America
*"Josef Albers", Artist
*"Akhil Amar" (B.A. 1980, J.D. 1984), law professor
*"Kanichi Asakawa" (Ph.D. 1902), historian, first Japanese professor at U.S. university
*"Harold Bloom" (Ph.D 1955), writer and critic, author of "The Anxiety of Influence", "Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human" and many other scholarly books.
*Yung-Chi (Tommy) Cheng, pharmacology professor, inventor of AIDS drug 3TC, lamivudine, known as Epivir.
*Jordan Cohen, President Emeritus, Association of American Medical Colleges
*Paul de Man, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Departments of French and Comparative Literature; literary critic posthumously controversial for articles he wrote for collaboration paper in occupied Belgium, one of which is widely held to be antisemitic
*Jacques Derrida, philosopher; held visiting professorship at invitation of Paul de Man
*Isidore Dyen, Professor Emeritus of Comparative Linguistics and Austronesian Languages
*William Francis Gray Swann, Anglo-American physicist
*Fred Rogers Fairchild (1877-1966) economist
*"Irving Fisher", economist
*Bassam Frangieh, scholar of Arabic language and literature
*Harold Hongju Koh, Dean of Yale Law School, Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, in the Clinton Administration
*John Lewis Gaddis, Cold War historian
*Jacques Armand Gauthier, comparative morphologist, paleontologist, and systematist
*Peter Gay, Enlightenment historian
*"David Gelernter" (1976), computer scientist, co-creator of the Linda programming language
*Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839-1903) American theoretical physicist, chemist, and mathematician, first American Ph.D. in Engineering
*Louise Gluck, Pulitzer Prize winner, poet
* Orvan Hess, M.D. (1906–2002), practitioner and researcher at the Yale School of Medicine, known for the Fetal heart monitor
*Paul Hindemith, composer
*Paul Hudak, computer scientist, known for his work on the Haskell programming language, author of "The Haskell School of Expression"
* G. Evelyn Hutchinson, zoologist, considered to be the father of modern limnology
*Silvio Inzucchi, Yale medical staff- Endocrinology, professor- alumni of Harvard, author of "Diabetes Facts and Guidelines"
*Donald Kagan, historian of ancient Greece
*Shizuo Kakutani, mathematician, Kakutani fixed-point theorem
*Paul Kennedy, historian, coiner of the term "imperial overstretch" and author of "The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers"
*Bronislaw Malinowski (1884-1942), pioneer in ethnographic anthropology, and a professor at Cornell University, Yale University, and Harvard University
*Benoît Mandelbrot, mathematician known for fractal geometry
*Julián Marías, philosopher, author of "History of Philosophy"
*Samuel E. Martin, linguist, developed the Yale Romanization#Korean system for transliterating Korean
*James Mitchell, actor, most known for his role as Palmer Cortlandt on "All My Children"
*David Montgomery, Professor of History Emeritus
*"William Nordhaus" (1963), economist
*William Odom, director, National Security Agency
*Arthur Okun, economist
*Oystein Ore, mathematician
*"Aldo Parisot", musician and legendary cellist.
*Jaroslav Pelikan, historian, author of "The Christian Tradition"
*William Prusoff, pharmacologist, inventor of AIDS drug d4T, known as Zerit.
* Emir Rodríguez Monegal, professor of Latin American contemporary literature, founder of "Mundo Nuevo"
*Philip Rubin, cognitive scientist, CEO, Haskins Laboratories
*Herbert Scarf, economist
*Oktay Sinanoğlu, theoretical chemist and molecular biologist, and the youngest Yale full professor.
*"James C. Scott", political scientist
*Robert Shiller, economist, author of "Irrational Exuberance", well known for his work in investor psychology
*Jonathan Spence, historian, author of "The Search For Modern China."
*Joan Steitz, biochemist, discoverer of snRNPs.
*John Szwed, John M. Musser Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies, believed to be the first person at Yale to win a Grammy Award (2006 Grammy Award, "Best Album Notes").
*David Underdown, historian of 17th-century England
*Jay Winter, Charles J. Stille Professor of History; World War I specialist
*Paul Wolfowitz, political science instructor from 1970-72
*"Ernesto Zedillo", Economics teacher and head of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, (Ph.D. 1981), President of Mexico (1994-2000)
*Deen Kemsley Taught at Yale School of Management for a year in 2003. Currently teaches at A.B. Freeman School of Business
*Dennis S. Charney, one of the world's leading experts in the neurobiology and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. [ [http://www.cc.nih.gov/ccc/mfp/bios02/charney.html National Institutes of Health] ]
*Kenneth L. Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City

=Heads of Collegiate School, Yale College, and Yale University=

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