Wesleyan University people

This is a list of notable people affiliated with Wesleyan University.

Administration and faculty

Academia

* Hannah Arendt, Fellow 1962-1963, Political theorist
* Wilbur Olin Atwater, 1865 (Wesleyan B.S.), first Professor of Chemistry; known for his studies of human metabolism, nutrition; first to quantify the calorie; pioneer in utilization of respiration calorimeter; studied the effect of alcohol on the body; in 1899 proved that alcohol had food value [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=8089737&dopt=Abstract] [http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/history/e1900/cn/cn27.htm]
* Edgar S. Brightman, faculty 1915-1919, philosopher
* Nathan Brody, current faculty, Professor of Psychology, known for his work on intelligence and personality
* Norman O. Brown, faculty 1946-196?, Professor of Classics, wrote "Life Against Death" [ [http://www.radicalphilosophy.com/default.asp?channel_id=2191&editorial_id=11225 Norman O. Brown, 1913-2002] (obituary), Radical Philosophy, March/April 2003. Accessed online 13 April 2006.] (published by Wesleyan University Press)
* Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, faculty 1974–c. 1995, prominent biographer and psychotherapist
* Judith Butler, faculty 1984-86, philosopher and gender theorist
* Walter Guyton Cady, faculty 1902-1946, Professor of Physics (physicist and electrical engineer); at Wesleyan made first quartz crystal resonator, Duddell Medal and Prize of the Physical Society of London
* Colin G. Campbell, executive vice president and administrative vice president, president 1970-1988; president of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund 1987-2000, chairman of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
* Joanne V. Creighton, faculty 1990-94, Prof. of English; subsequently Pres. of Mount Holyoke College
* Gordan P. Eaton, 1951 (Wesleyan B.S., geology), faculty 1955-1959, geosciences; later Director of the Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory at Columbia University; Director of the U.S. Geological Survey under President Bill Clinton (appears below)
* H. Bruce Franklin, cultural historian and author; visiting associate professor in the English Department 1974–75 (simultaneously lecturing in American Studies at Yale University). [ [http://english-newark.rutgers.edu/03_faculty_03_h_bruce_franklin.htm H. Bruce Franklin] , faculty bio, Rutgers University. Accessed online 13 April 2006.]
* Leslie Gelb, faculty 1964-1967, dept. of history; Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism; director of project that produced the Pentagon Papers
* Dana Gioia, Visiting writer, current Chairman, National Endowment for the Arts. [ [http://www.nea.gov/chairman/gioia-bio.html Dana Gioia] , NEA Chairman's Forum, National Endowment for the Arts. Accessed online 13 April 2006.]
* Richard N. Goodwin, Fellow 1965-1967, Center for Advanced Studies (public affairs); advisor and speech writer to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson and to Senator Robert F. Kennedy
* Philip Hallie, faculty for 32 years, philosopher; developed the model of institutional cruelty
* Paul Horgan, long time writer in residence, twice winner of Pulitzer Prize for history in 1955 and 1976; both history volumes published by Wesleyan University Press
* Charles Lemert, current faculty, social theorist and sociologist
* David McClelland, 1938 (Wesleyan B.S.), Professor of Psychology in the early 1950s (appears below)
* Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Fellow 1964-1967, Center for Advanced Studies; later U.S. Senator, New York
* Lawrence Olson, faculty 1966-1988; historian specializing in Japan; Order of the Sacred Treasure
* Scott Plous, current faculty, Professor of Psychology
* Nelson W. Polsby, former faculty, political scientist, well-known for study of U.S. Presidency and United States Congress
* Nathan Pusey, former faculty, department of classics, later president of Harvard
* William North Rice, 1865 (Wesleyan Graduate), long time Professor of Geology
* Elmer Eric Schattschneider, faculty, 1930-1960, political scientist, namesake for award for best dissertation in the United States in field of American Politics
* Carl E. Schorske, Professor of History in the 1950s; Pulitzer Prize for history and MacArthur Foundation "genius award"
* Frederick Slocum, first Professor of Astronomy, director of Van Vleck Observatory from 1915-1944
* Richard Slotkin, MAAE (Wesleyan graduate), current faculty, Professor of American Studies
* Baron C. P. Snow, Fellow 1961-1962, Center for Advanced Studies; English physicist, essayist, and novelist ( [http://www.wesleyan.edu/175/wesfacts.html] )
* William L. Storrs, faculty 1841-1846, Professor of Law (also Congressman from Conn.; Chief Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court)
* Max Tishler, faculty 1970-1989, Professor of Chemistry; virtually invented concept of developmental research; first person to synthesize riboflavin; developed techniques for the large scale production of penicillin G and streptomycin; president of Merck Research Laboratories in the 1950s and 1960s; National Inventors Hall of Fame; Priestley Medal; National Medal of Science
*Hing Tong, former Chairman of the Mathematics Department; well-known for providing the original proof of the Katetov-Tong insertion theorem
* John Monroe Van Vleck, 1850 (Wesleyan graduate), faculty 1853-1904, Emeritus 1904-12, Professor of Mathematics and Astronomy
* Woodrow Wilson, faculty 1888-1890, Professor of History and Political Economy, founded the Wesleyan debate team in 1889 (which is still known as the T. Woodrow Wilson Debate Society) (also coached the football team); later president of Princeton University and President of the United States
* Gary Yohe, current faculty, Professor of Economics; senior member and coordinating lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which is a co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, along with former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore

Arts and letters

* Jeanine Basinger, faculty c. 1970–present, film scholar; American Film Institute Doctorate of Humane Letters, June 7, 2006
* Anselm Berrigan, current faculty, poet, work has been included in Best American Poetry of 2002 and 2004
* Ed Blackwell, artist in residence in late 1970s, recorded extensively with Ornette Coleman's quartet
* Anthony Braxton, fac. ?–pres., Professor of Music (composition, theory, improvisation); composer, multi-reedist; awarded MacArthur Fellows Program "genius grant"
* Robert E. Brown, faculty 1962-1979, Professor of Music, founded ethnomusicology program at Wesleyan, coined the term World Music, pioneer in ideal of bi-musicality
* Neely Bruce, current faculty, Professor of Music; composer, conductor, pianist, scholar of American music
* John Cage, Fellow at Center for Advanced Studies (1961, 1968); composer; affiliated with Wesleyan and collaborated with members of its Music Department from 1950s until his death in 1993; several of his books published by Wesleyan University Press
* Tony Connor, faculty, British poet and playwright, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature
* Annie Dillard, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, English faculty as of 2006
* Eiko & Koma (Eiko Otake and Koma Otake), Eiko is currently artist in residence teaching classes in dance; awarded MacArthur Fellows Program "genius grant"
* Jimmy Garrison, artist in residence ?–1976, bassist; best known for long association with John Coltrane
* Angel Gil-Ordoñez, current faculty, Professor of Music, noted Spanish conductor
* Jon B. Higgins, (Wesleyan B.A., M.A., Ph.D.); faculty 1978-1984; scholar of Carnatic Music, musician
* Pamela Hansford Johnson (Lady Snow), Fellow 1961-1962, Center for Advanced Studies, English novelist ( [http://www.wesleyan.edu/175/wesfacts.html] )
* Paul LaFarge, former faculty, taught writing; world's leading scholar on the work of Paul Poissel
* Alvin Lucier, faculty; pioneering experimental composer
* Makanda Ken McIntyre, former Professor of Music, composer of 400 compositions, multi-instrumentalist, performed and/or recorded with Nat Adderley, Eric Dolphy, Charlie Haden, Daoud Haroon, among others
* William Manchester, non-fiction writer, writer in residence, adjunct professor, Emeritus Professor of History, 1955-2004; "Death of a President", "American Caesar", "The Last Lion", "The Arms of Krupp", "Portrait of a President", "In Our Time", and many others
* Becky Mode, 1986, faculty, Playwright, "Fully Committed"; recipient of Helen Hayes Award in 2002
* V.S. Naipaul, visiting professor 1979, Nobel Laureate in fiction
* Palghat Kollengode Viswanatha Narayanaswamy, artist in residence, renowned Carnatic vocalist
* Ramnad Raghavan, faculty for many years, South Indian virtuoso of the mridangam
* S. Ramanathan, Ph.D. (Ethnomusicology-Wesleyan), faculty, singer (Carnatic music), and musicologist
* T. Ranganathan, first artist in residence beginning in 1963; Carnatic virtuoso musician (mridangam)
* Jean Redpath, artist in residence, 1972-1976
* Kit Reed, current faculty; award-winning science fiction writer
* Sharda Sahai, artist in residence with the World Music Program, tabla virtuoso
* Jonathan Schell, journalist, author, visiting professor in writing 2000-2002
* Joseph Siry, current faculty, leading architectural historian, Professor of Art and Art History
*Sumarsam, 1976 M.A., artist in residence, adjunct professor; Javanese virtuoso, scholar of the Gamelan
* T. Viswanathan, 1975 Ph.D. (Ethnomusicology-Wesleyan), Professor of Music, Carnatic flute virtuoso
* Richard Wilbur, faculty c. 1950–1980; poet; second U.S. Poet Laureate; (twice winner of) Pulitzer Prize, Bollingen Prize, National Book Award, Edna St. Vincent Millay award, Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, Frost Medal
* Elizabeth Willis, current faculty, poet, teaches creative writing and literature
* Michiyo Yagi, visiting professor in late 1980s, a Japanese musician, koto virtuoso
* Goro Yamaguchi, artist in residence, Japanese shakuhachi (vertical bamboo flute) virtuoso

Alumni

Academia

*John William Atkinson 1947 - psychologist, pioneered the scientific study of human motivation, achievement, and behavior.
*Wilbur Olin Atwater 1865 - chemist, leader in development of agricultural chemistry (appears above).
*John W. Beach 1845 - 7th President of Wesleyan.
*William Beeman - Professor of Linguistic Anthropology; author.
*Ruth Behar 1977 - Professor of Anthropology at the University of Michigan; author of "Translated Woman", "Women Writing Culture", "The Vulnerable Observer", and director/producer of "Adio Kerida"; MacArthur Foundation "genius grant".
*Albert Francis Blakeslee 1896 - botanist, director of the Carnegie Foundation.
*Douglas J. Bennet 1959 - 15th President of Wesleyan University.
*Linda Brinen 1988 - Scientific and technical programs manager, Joint Center for Structural Genomics, Stanford University.
*Anthony S. Caprio - Pres. of Western New England College, expert and author on the French language.
*John Bissell Carroll 1937 - psychologist known for his contributions to psychology, educational linguistics, and psychometrics.
*K.C. Chan 1979 - Dean, School of Business and Management; Chair and Professor of Finance, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Hong Kong Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury.
*John H. Coatsworth 1963 - Professor of History, Professor of International and Political Affairs, Director of Columbia Institute for Latin American Studies, and acting dean of the School of International and Public Affairs of Columbia University.
*Marion Cohen - Ph.D. in mathematics (distribution theory) from Wesleyan, mathematician and poet.
*Joseph Cummings 1840 - 5th President of Wesleyan; President of Northwestern University; President of predecessor of Syracuse University.
* Norman Daniels - Philosopher at the Harvard school of public health, has written extensively on the concepts of equality, fairness and justice.
*Ram Dass - M.A., born Richard Alpert, former Professor of Psychology at Harvard.
*Marc Davis (academic) 1989 - founding director of Yahoo! Research Berkeley.
*Joseph Denison 1840 - First President of Kansas State University; minister.
*Daniel Dennett (attended for one year, did not graduate) Professor of Philosophy at Tufts University; author of "Consciousness Explained", "Darwin's Dangerous Idea", and "Freedom Evolves."
*Paul Douglass - President of American University; an advisor to Syngman Rhee, President of South Korea.
*Gordan P. Eaton 1951 - 12th President of Iowa State University (1986-1990); faculty (1959-1967) and chair (1965-1967), Department of Geosciences, University of California-Riverside; Dean of the College of Geosciences at Texas A&M University (1983-1986).
*Edwin Deacon Etherington 1948 - 12th President of Wesleyan (also CEO and President of the American Stock Exchange).
*Raymond D. Fogelson - anthropologist known for his research on Native Americans, especially the Cherokee; a founder of the subdiscipline of ethnohistory; professor at the University of Chicago.
*Cyrus D. Foss 1854 - 6th President of Wesleyan.
*Daniel Z. Freedman - physicist, Professor of Physics and Applied Mathematics at MIT.
*John W. Gowdy 1897 - President of the Anglo-Chinese College in Fuzhou, China (1904-1923), President of Fukien Christian University (appears below).
*A. LeRoy Greason 1944 - twelfth president of Bowdoin College
*Erastus Otis Haven 1842 - second President of the University of Michigan, President of Northwestern University, Chancellor of Syracuse University, overseer of Harvard (appears below).
*Clark T. Hinman - first President of Northwestern University; President of Albion College.
*Gerald Holton 1941 - Professor of Physics emeritus, Harvard University; world's leading authority on the life of Albert Einstein.
*Ole Holsti MAT 1956 - political scientist at Duke University, Emeritus (1974-1998).
*Shelly Kagan - Clark Professor of Philosophy at Yale University and the former Henry R. Luce Professor of Social Thought and Ethics at Yale.
*Edwin W. Kemmerer - economist; economic adviser to foreign governments worldwide; professor at Princeton University.
*Peter Lipton 1976 - Hans Rausing Professor and Head of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University; recognized by Cambridge as the leading philosopher of science and epistemologist in the world.
*Silas Laurence Loomis 1844 - educator and scientist, Professor of Chemistry, Physiology, and Toxicology at Georgetown; Astronomer to the United States Coast Survey; dean at Howard University.
*Delmar R. Lowell - historian and genealogist.
*Harold Marcuse 1979 - Professor of modern and contemporary German history.
*Harold Marks - British educator.
*Anthony Marx - 18th President of Amherst College; former Professor and Director of undergraduate studies of Political Science at Columbia University; author.
*David McClelland 1938 - behavioral psychologist, social psychologist, advocate of quantitative history; taught at Wesleyan in the early 1950s (appears above).
*Elmer Truesdell Merrill 1881 - Latin Scholar; Professor of Latin, University of Chicago; also Professor of Classics at Wesleyan.
*Samuel Sobieski Nelles 1846 - first Chancellor and President of Victoria University in the University of Toronto, Ontario Canada; President of predecessor, Victoria College; professor of classics.
*John W. North - instrumental in founding the University of Minnesota; founding member of its board of regents (1851-1860); wrote the University's charter.
*Henry S. Noyes 1848 - President of Northwestern University, twice interim pres. (1954-56) and (1860-67), Professor of Mathematics.
*David Rhodes 1968 - President, School of Visual Arts.
*William North Rice 1865 - Geologist, earned first PhD. in geology granted by Yale, pioneer in early debate concerning the relationship between science and religion, Acting President of Wesleyan (appears above).
*Michael Roth 1978 - 16th President of Wesleyan University; 8th President of California College of the Arts.
*Richard Rust 1841 - abolitionist, leader in higher education for African Americans, namesake of Rust College in Holly Springs, Mississippi.
*Richard W. Schneider M.A. - 23rd President of Norwich University.
*Juliet Schor - Professor of Sociology at Boston College; works include "The Overworked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure"; former Professor of Economics (for 17 years) at Harvard.
*Neil Asher Silberman - archaeologist and historian.
*Richard Slotkin MAEE - Professor of American Studies (appears above), published by Wesleyan University Press
*H. Eugene Stanley 1962 - Professor of physics at Boston University; recipient in 2008 of Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize (in physics); recipient in 2004 of Boltzmann Medal
*Leland Stowe 1921 - professor and journalist, Pulitzer Prize in 1930 and Legion d'honneur; Professor of Journalism, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor (1955-1970), Emeritus (1970).
*Beverly Daniel Tatum 1975 - President, Spelman College; clinical psychologist; author of "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?"; Acting President of Mount Holyoke College.
*Mark C. Taylor 1968 - philosopher of religion, Professor of Religion, Columbia.
*Edward Thorndike 1895 - psychologist responsible for advancements in learning theory and psychometrics, among other developments.
*Edward Burr Van Vleck 1884 - mathematician, professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; also Professor of Mathematics at Wesleyan (1895-1906).
*John Monroe Van Vleck 1850 - astronomer and mathematician; twice Acting President of Wesleyan.
*Clarence Abiathar Waldo 1878 - mathematician.
*Kenneth D. West 1973 - visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Kansas City, St. Louis; Bank of Brazil; European Central Bank; Senior Fellow at the Bank of England.
*Robert Weisbuch 1968 - 11th President of Drew University; former President of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.
*William Fairfield Warren 1853 - first President of Boston University (1873-1903); Dean and Acting President of the Boston University School of Theology; also helped create Wellesley College in 1870.
*Caleb Thomas Winchester 1869 - Scholar of English Literature, also Professor of English at Wesleyan.
*Henry Merritt Wriston 1911 (B.A.), M.A. - President of Brown University (1937-1955); President of Lawrence University (1925-1937); President of the Council on Foreign Relations (1951-1964); Professor of History at Wesleyan.

Art

*Steven Badanes 1967 - Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington
*I Made Bandem Ph.D. (ethnomusicology) - Balinese dancer, artist, author, and educator
*Meredith Bergmann 1976 - Sculptor of Women's Memorial (Boston)
*George Fisk Comfort - Art scholar and exponent, founder of Metropolitan Museum of Art and Everson Museum of Art
*Lyle Ashton Harris 1988 - Photographer, exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art
*Rachel Harrison 1989 - contemporary sculptor and multi-media artist
*Morrison Heckscher 1962 - Chairman of the American Wing, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
*Wayne Howard 1971 - Graphic artist
*C. Stanley Lewis - Artist and art teacher
*Paul Lewis - Architect, principal of LewisTsurumakiLewis architects, which represented America at the 2004 Venice Biennale of Architecture; Identified as Design Vanguards for year 2000 by Architectural Record
*Glenn Ligon - contemporary conceptual artist
*Thomas McKnight - Artist, work is in the permanent collection of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as in the Smithsonian Institution
*Alix Olson 1997 - performance artist and award-winning slam poet
*Alan Shestack 1960 - Chief curator, National Gallery of Art
*John Spike 1973 - noted art historian of the Italian Renaissance and contemporary art critic
*Mark Steinmetz 1982 - Photographer, recipient of Guggenheim Fellowship
*Philip Trager 1956 - Photographer whose images are held by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Bibliotheque in Paris, among other institutions, and whose books include "Villas of Palladio," "Dancers", "Persephone", and "Changing Paris: A Tour Along the Seine"
*Christopher Wink 1983 - Founder of the Blue Man Group
*Amanda Palmer 1998 - Lyricist, composer; co-founder, singer, keyboardist, and song-writer of The Dresden Dolls

Business

*Robert Allbritton 1992 - CEO of Allbritton Communications
*Joshua Boger 1973 - President and CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
*Jonathan S. Bush 1994 - Founder, Chairman, and CEO, athenahealth Inc.
*Majora Carter 1988 - Founder and executive director, Sustainable South Bronx; MacArthur Foundation "genius grant"
*Richard Cavanagh 1968 - President and CEO, The Conference Board of New York
*Gilbert Clee - Former Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company
*Bruce Corwin 1962 - Cairman and CEO, Metropolitan Theatres Corp.
*Robert Crispin 1968 - Chairman and CEO, ING Investment Corporation
*Alan Dachs 1970 - President, The Fremont Group (investment arm of Bechtel Corporation)
*David S. Daniel - CEO of Spencer Stuart
*Ronald Daniel 1952 - Former Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company; Former Treasurer of the Harvard Corporation.
*Clay Dreslough 1993 - Founder and President, Sports Mogul Inc.
*Jim Dresser 1963 - Former COO, Boston Consulting Group; chairman of Wesleyan's board of trustees
*Stuart Ellman 1988 - Founding Partner, RRE Ventures
*Edwin Deacon Etherington 1948 - in 1962 elected as CEO and President of the American Stock Exchange, the youngest person ever to be so elected (also the 12th President of Wesleyan)
*Charles Exley, Jr. 1951 - Former chairman and CEO, NCR Corporation
*Mallory Factor - Chairman of the Free Enterprise Fund, member Council of Foreign Relations
*Houghton Freeman 1943 - Former Vice Chairman, AIG; Founder of AIU
*Andrew R. Goldman 1985 - Executive Vice President, Instinet Group
*Christopher Graves 1981 - President and CEO, Olgivy Public Relations World Wide
*Charles James 1976 - Vice president and general counsel, ChevronTexaco Corp.
*Herb Kelleher 1953 - Founder, chairman, and former president and CEO, Southwest Airlines; Board of Governors of Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
*Matt Kelley 2001 - Founder, and former president, The Mavin Foundation
*Edward Kennedy, Jr. 1983 - President of The Marwood Group
*Daphne Kwok 1984 - Executive director of the Asian Pacific Institute for Congressional Studies
*William J. Lansing 1980 - CEO of Value Vision Media (2004-2007)
*Eliza Leighton 1995 - Cofounder, Stand for Children
*Daniel Lynch 1980 - Former CEO, ImClone
*Gary Loveman 1982 - Chairman, President, and CEO, Harrah's Entertainment; former professor at Harvard School of Business
*John Lipsky 1968 - Vice Chairman and Former Chief Economist, JP Morgan Chase
*David Olson 1978 - Former Head of Investment Banking, CSFB Asia Pacific; Former CEO of Guggenheim Merchant Banking.
*Robert Patricelli 1961 - President and CEO, Women's Health, USA
*Mark A. Penrod 2001 - President, Eastdil Secured, San Francisco
*John Price 1974 - President and CEO of Unilever
*Gregg Ribatt (?) - President and CEO, Stride Rite Corp.; former President and CEO, Stuart Weitzman Holdings
*Anthony Richter 1984 - Director of Central Asia and Middle East Initiatives of the Open Society Institute
*Tom Rogers 1976 - President and CEO TIVO, former Chairman and CEO, Primedia
*David J. Schref 1977-former President/COO of Marvel Entertainment and former President, Marketing & Media Group of National Basketball Association
*Jonathan I. Schwartz 1987 - President and CEO, Sun Microsystems
*Ivan Sheldon 1993 - Executive, NAVTEQ. Former President, ISAQ Corporation
*Peter Shube 1981 - President and COO, Jim Henson Co.
*Frank Sica 1973 - Managing Partner, Tailwind Capital; former President of Soros Private Funds Managememt
*David Skaggs 1964 - Executive director, Aspen Institute and former member of Congress
*Jonathan Soros 1992 - President and Co-Deputy Chairman of Soros Fund Management
*Richard Valentino 1965- Chief Financial Officer of BSAF and U.S. Congress (1982-1984)
*Laura Walker 1979 - President and CEO, WNYC
*Jeff Weitzen 1978 - Former president and CEO, Gateway 2000
*John Woodhouse 1953 - Senior chairman, Sysco Corp.
*Walter Wriston 1941 - Retired chairman, Citicorp; Presidential Medal of Freedom
*Strauss Zelnick 1979 - Founder and president, ZelnickMedia
*Ezra Zilkha 1947 - President, Zilkha and Sons
*Harold Bordwin 1982 - President, Keen Consultants LLC
*Richard Barth 1948 - CEO, Ciba-Geigy Inc.

Film, television, acting

*Miguel Arteta 1989 - Film director ("Star Maps", "Chuck and Buck", "The Good Girl")
*Michael Bay 1986 - Film director ("The Rock", "Armageddon", "Pearl Harbor", "Bad Boys", "Transformers")
*Carter Bays 1997 - Creator, writer and executive producer for "How I Met Your Mother"
*Amy Bloom 1975 - Creator of "State of Mind (TV series)"
*Eric Byler 1994 - Film director ("charlotte sometimes, My Life Disoriented, Americanese, TRE")
*Hunter Carson 1998 - Actor, screenwriter, producer, and director
*William Christopher 1954 - Father John Patrick Francis Mulcahy on "M*A*S*H (TV series)"
*Lynn Chen 1998 - Actress, "Saving Face"
*Jennifer Crittenden 1992 - Writer and/or producer for "The Simpsons", "Seinfeld", "The Drew Carey Show", and "Everybody Loves Raymond"
*Jem Cohen 1984 - Video artist
*Ed Decter 1979 - Screenwriter: "There's Something About Mary"
*Dana Delany 1978 - Two time Emmy Award-winning actress whose credits include the television shows "China Beach", "Presidio Med", and "Desperate Housewives"; and the films "Tombstone" and "Fly Away Home"
*Toby Emmerich - screenwriter and film executive, head of New Line Cinema as of 2008
*Halley Feiffer 2007 - Actress, "The Squid and the Whale"; playwright
*Jennifer Flackett 1986 - Screenwriter, "Little Manhattan"
*Danny Forster 1999 - Host of Discovery Channel shows "Extreme Engineering" and "Build It Bigger"
*Conor Vincent Galvin 2006 - Film Executive
*Bobbito Garcia 1988 - Hip Hop DJ, writer and streetball player
* William "Willie" Garson - Actor, most known for his portrayal of Stanford on "Sex and the City"
*Akiva Goldsman 1983 - Screenwriter for "The Client", "A Time to Kill", "A Beautiful Mind" (Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar), "The Da Vinci Code", "Cinderella Man", "I Am Legend", and many others
*Adam Hann-Byrd - Actor, "Little Man Tate", "The Ice Storm"
*Elisabeth Harnois 2001 - Actress, "Adventures in Wonderland, "Pretty Persuasion"
*Michael E. Knight 1980 - Three-time Emmy Award winning actor, best known for his role as Tad Martin on "All My Children"
*David Kohan 1986 - Emmy Award-winning co-creator and executive producer of "Will & Grace" and "Good Morning, Miami"
*Tembi Locke - Actress, has appeared on more than 30 television shows
* James Longley 1994 - Maker of the documentaries Gaza Strip, the Oscar-nominated Iraq in Fragments (2007), and the Oscar-nominated Sari's Mother (2008)
*Monica Louwerens 1995 - Beauty queen from Canada
*Laurence Mark 1971 - Oscar-nominated producer; "Jerry Maguire", "As Good as It Gets", "Finding Forrester", "Dreamgirls (film)"
*Daisy von Scherler Mayer 1988 - Film director ("Party Girl", "Madeline", "The Guru", "Woo")
*Barton MacLane - Actor
*Lin-Manuel Miranda - actor
*David Olsen 2001 - Geek winner of the 4th season of "Beauty and the Geek"
* Amanda Palmer 1998 - Director "Hotel Blanc", playwright and actress "The Onion Cellar"
*Benjamin Parrillo 1992 - Actor with numerous film and television credits including "Cold Case", "24", "NCIS", "Boston Legal"
*Zak Penn 1990 - Screenwriter ("Fantastic Four", "X-Men", "The Last Stand", "PCU", "The Incredible Hulk (film)"); director ("Incident at Loch Ness", "The Grand")
*Jeffrey Richard 1969 - producer, (received five Tony Awards in 2008, including Best Play)
*Stefan Schaefer 1994 - Director and screenwriter of "Confess" and "Arranged",
*Paul Schiff 1981 - Producer of the films "My Cousin Vinny" and "Rushmore"
*Stephen Schiff 1972 - Screenwriter for "Lolita", "True Crime", and "Unfaithful"
*Matthew Senreich 1996 - Producer, "Robot Chicken"
*Lawrence Sher 1992 - Cinematographer, "The Dukes of Hazzard", "Garden State"
*Marc Shmuger 1980 - Head of Universal Pictures as of 2006
*David J. Schref 1977 - former President/COO of Marvel Entertainment and former President, Marketing & Media Group of National Basketball Association
*Peter Shube 1981 - President and COO, Jim Henson Co.
*Anuradha Sriram M.A. - Indian carnatic and playback singer, more than 35 Tamil and Hindi films
*Kim Stolz 2005 - "America's Next Top Model" Cycle 5 finalist
*Stephen Talbot 1970 - TV child actor ("Leave It To Beaver"); TV reporter, writer, and producer; twice winner of Peabody Award
*Craig Thomas (screenwriter) 1997 - Creator, writer and executive producer for "How I Met Your Mother"
*Jon Turteltaub 1985 - Film director ("Cool Runnings", "Phenomenon", "While You Were Sleeping", "National Treasure", "3 Ninjas")
*Isabel Vega 1998 - Oscar-nominated for best documentary short subject, La Corona (2008)
*Kim Wayans - Actress and member of the Wayans family
*Lindsay Weber - Actress, "Anger Management"
* Matthew Weiner - Two time Emmy Award-winner; screenwriter, supervising producer of "The Sopranos"; creator and executive producer of "Mad Men"
*Roger Weisberg 1975 - Documentary filmmaker; "Road Scholar", "Second and Fury", "Why Can't We Be a Family Again?", "Aging Out"
* Paul Weitz 1988 - Director (with brother Chris Weitz, "American Pie", "About a Boy")
*Joss Whedon 1987 - Oscar-nominated screenwriter; creator, producer, director, and writer for "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", "Angel", "Firefly", and "Serenity"; screenwriter for "Speed" and "Toy Story"
*Bradley Whitford 1981 - Emmy Award-winning actor in television drama "The West Wing"
*David White 1970 - Executive director, producer, and founder of the Dance Theater Workshop
*Mike White 1992 - Screenwriter for "Chuck and Buck", "Orange County", and "The Good Girl"
*Henry Willson - Hollywood talent agent; clients included Rock Hudson, Tab Hunter, Guy Madison, Robert Wagner, among others; discovered Lana Turner (aka Rhonda Fleming)
*Scott Wiper 1992 - Director, Screenwriter, Actor
* Frank Wood 1984 - Tony Award-winning actor ("Side Man")
*Josh Schaer 1996 - Co-creator of Jericho (TV series)

Law

*Peter Arenella 1969 - Professor, UCLA School of Law; expert in criminal law and criminal procedure
*Hon. John D. Bates 1968 - Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; Judge, U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court
*Edward G. Biester, Jr. 1952 - Attorney General for Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
*Eric Blumenson 1968 - Professor, Suffolk Law School
*Hon. Richard C. Bosson 1966 - Judge, New Mexico Supreme Court
*Hon. David Josiah Brewer - Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (1891-1910); Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit (1884-1890); judge, Kansas Supreme Court (1870-1884)
*Hiram Chodosh 1985 - Dean, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
*Shad Saleem Faruqi B.A. at the age of 19 - Malaysian professor of law; served as constitutional consultant to the countries of Fiji, Timor Leste, and Iraq; helped draft the constitution of the Republic of Maldives
*John C.P. Goldberg 1983 - Professor, Vanderbilt University Law School
*Russell Hardin 1964 - Attorney, Hardin, Beers, Hagstette & Davidson, and lead Houston attorney for Arthur Andersen's defense against lawsuits brought by Enron shareholders
*Robert J. Harris - lawyer and professor at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
*Hon. Terry Hatter 1954 - Judge, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Los Angeles; Chief Judge 1998; senior status 2005
*David R. Jones - president and CEO of the Community Service Society of New York
*Eddie Jordan (attorney) - U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana (1994-2001)
*Hon. Andrew Kleinfeld 1966 - Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
*Hon. Mark R. Kravitz 1972 - Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut
*Deborah Malamud 1977 - Professor, New York University (NYU) School of Law
*Naomi Mezey 1987 - Professor of Law at Georgetown University
*Justin R. Pidot - Fellow at Georgetown Environmental Law & Policy Institute
*Daniel H. Pollitt 1943 - Professor Emeritus, University of North Carolina School of Law
*Hon. Anthony Scirica 1962 - Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (Philadelphia)
*Theodore Shaw 1976 - Professor Columbia Law School; former Director-counsel and President, NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
*Cameron C. Staples 1980 - visiting Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School
*Jordan Steiker 1984 - Cooper K. Ragan Regents Professor, University of Texas School of Law
*Hon. Stephen Trott 1962 - Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; United States Attorney for the Central District of California
*James A. Thomas 1961 - long-time Tate Senior Fellow and Decanal Adviser at Yale Law School
*Josiah O. Wolcott - Attorney General of Delaware
*Charles Alan Wright - long-time professor at University of Texas School of Law, president of the American Law Institute, and nation's foremost authority on U.S. federal courts and procedure

Literature

* Stephen Alter - author of non-fiction and fiction
* Andy Behrman 1984 - Author of "Electroboy: A Memoir of Mania"
* Suzanne Berne - novelist, winner of Great Britain's prestigious Orange Prize
* Peter Blauner - novelist; Edgar Award, among others
* Amy Bloom 1975 - Author of "Away" (New York Times Best Seller list, 2007) "Come to Me"; Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Award; National Book Award finalist and nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award
* Jennifer Finney Boylan 1980 - Author of "The Planets", "The Constellations", the memoir "She's Not There"
* Alexander Chee - writer, Whiting Writer's Award in 2003, among others
* Mei Chin - fiction writer and food critic
* Dr. Robin Cook 1962 - Medical mystery writer whose books include "Coma", "Critical", "Harmful Intent", "Outbreak", "Terminal", and many other bestsellers
* Andrew Dermont 1987 - Author of "Me, Myself, and I Libertine"
* Ted Fiske 1959 - educational writer, creator of "The Fiske Guide to Colleges"
* Laura Fraser 1982 - Author of "An Italian Affair" and "Losing It: False Hopes and Fat Profits in the Diet Industry"
* David Garrow 1975 - Pulitzer Prize winning author, "Bearing the Cross"; Fellow at Cambridge University
* William H. Gass - novelist, short story writer, essayist, critic; twice winner of National Book Critics Circle Award; Mark Twain Award; Pushcart Prize in 1976, 1983, 1987, and 1992; Best American Short Stories in 1959, 1961, 1962, 1968 and 1980
* Daniel Handler 1992 - Author (under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket) of "A Series of Unfortunate Events" (children's book series)
* Albert Harrison Hoyt 1850 - writer
* Sebastian Junger 1984 - Author of "The Perfect Storm", "Fire", and "A Death in Belmont"
* James Kaplan - novelist and journalist
* Pagan Kennedy 1984 - author, her novel "Spinsters" (1995) shortlisted for the Orange Prize
* Brad Kessler 1986 - novelist, Whiting Writers' Award (fiction, 2007)
* Alisa Kwitney - novelist, ""
* Ariel Levy - Author of "Female Chauvinist Pigs"
* Kevin Lohela 1972 - Author of "The Rhetoric of Evil in Political Discourse: Post World War II"
* Robert Ludlum 1951 - Author of "The Bourne Identity", "The Osterman Weekend", "The Holcroft Covenant", "The Matarese Circle", and 17 others
* C. Richard (Rick) Nicita 1967 - Cochairman, Creative Artists Agency
* John Buffalo Mailer - author, playwright, and journalist
* Gorham Munson - literary critic
* Katharine Noel 1992 - Author of "Halfway House"
* Reid Offringa - mythopoetic biographer
* Charles Olson 1932 - modernist poet
* Dr. Michael Palmer 1964 - Medical mystery writer whose books include "Side Effects", "Flashback", "Extreme Measures", and "Natural Causes"
* Carolyn Parkhurst 1992 - Author of "The Dogs of Babel" and "Lost and Found"
* Daniel Pinchbeck - Author of "Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism" and "2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl"
* Kevin Prufer - poet, essayist, editor; winner of three Pushcart Prizes (2002, 2004, 2007)
* Spencer Reece - writer and poet, recipient of Whiting Writer's Award in 2005 for poetry
* Jean Rikhoff - writer and editor
* Mary Roach - Author of ""
* Carlo Rotella 1986 - writer, Whiting Writers' Award (nonfiction, 2007)
* Sara Shandler 2001 - Author of "Ophelia Speaks: Adolescent Girls Write About Their Search for Self"
* Tristan Taormino - author and sex educator
* Ayelet Waldman - Author of "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits", "Daughter's Keeper", and the Mommy-Track Mysteries
* David Rains Wallace - Author of "The Monkey's Bridge" and "The Klamath Knot"
* Austin Warren 1929 - literary critic, author, and professor of English

Medicine

*Dr. Herbert Benson 1957 - Founding president of the Mind-Body Medical Institute; author of "The Relaxation Response", professor Harvard Medical School
*Dr. Joseph Fins 1982 - Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College; Professor, Medicine; Professor, Public Health; and Professor, Medicine in Psychiatry; author of "A Palliative Ethic of Care"
*Michael Fossel B.A., M.A. - Professor of Clinical Medicine, known for his views on telomerase therapy
*Dr. Laman Gray, Jr. 1963 - leader in the fields of cardiovascular surgery and the development of artificial hearts and circulatory systems; artificial heart surgeon; implanted world's first self-contained artificial heart
*Dr. Allan Hobson 1955 - Psychiatrist and dream researcher, known for his research on Rapid eye movement sleep
*Dr. Jay Levy 1960 - AIDS researcher and educator; professor, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
*Emelie Marcus 1982 - Editor of the scientific journal "Cell".
*Dr. Trisha LaBronte 1977 - Head of ethno-gynecological studies at the University of Uppsala, Sweden
*Dr. Grant V.S. Parr 1965 - Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Atlantic Health Systems
*Dr. Robert Soiffer 1978 - President of the American Society of Bone Marrow Transplants; Physician and Investigator, Dana Farber Institute of Research

Military

*Admiral Thomas H. Collins - Retired 22nd Commandant of the United States Coast Guard
*Admiral James Loy - Retired 21st Commandant of the United States Coast Guard
*Rear Admiral (Ret.) Dr. Richard W. Schneider - of the United States Coast Guard; and college president

Music

*Adolovni Acosta graduate student in World Music Program, Philippine-born classical and concert pianist
*Bill Anschell 1982 - jazz pianist, composer; recorded with Lionel Hampton, Tierney Sutton, Ron Carter
*John Perry Barlow 1969 - Lyricist for Grateful Dead, cofounder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation
*Marion Brown M.A. (Ethnomusicology) - alto saxophonist, composer, recorded with John Coltrane
*Bill Cole Ph.D. (Ethnomusicology) - musician, educator, and author
*Frank Denyer Ph.D. - composer, Professor of Composition, co-founded the Barton Workshop in Amsterdam
*Adam Goren 1996 - best known as the sole member of synth-punk band Atom and His Package
*Dr. Richard Harper 1971 B.A. - Prof. of Music, The New School; pianist, trombonist; composer for Off-Broadway productions; recorded with Makanda Ken McIntyre, Fred Ho; performed with Lena Horne
*Russell Hartenberger Ph.D. - percussionist, composer; Member of Nexus and Steve Reich Musicians
* The Highwaymen (David Fisher 1962, Steve Trott '62, Chan Daniels '62 [dec.] , Steve Butts '62, and Bob Burnett '62) -- folk group with #1 single ("Michael" 1961)
*Jay Hoggard 1976 - Jazz musician, vibraphonist (also faculty at Wesleyan)
*Caroline Horn 1984 - singer, songwriter, and music journalist
*Thomas Kail 1999 - director, nominee Tony Award in 2008 for Best Direction of a Musical (In the Heights)
*Ashenafi Kebede 1969 M.A., 1971 Ph.D. - Ethiopian ethnomusicologist, historical musicologist, musician
*Robert R. Labaree Ph.D., Chairman, Music History and Musicology, New England Conservatory of Music
*David Leisner - classical guitarist, composer; teacher, Manhattan School of Music
*Jorge Arevalo Mateus Ph.D. (Ethnomusicology) - Grammy Award for Best Historical Recording (2008)
*Lin-Manuel Miranda 2002 - creator, composer, lyricist, actor: "In The Heights" (recipient of four Tony Awards in 2008, including Best Musical)
*MGMT 2005 - Indie band composed of Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden
*Santogold - a.k.a. Santi White, electropop/hip-hop artist
*Mobius Band (Noam Schatz '00, Ben Sterling '00 and Peter Sax '00) - electronic rock
*Matt Montesano 2005 - co-founder of [http://www.frictionlessrecords.com Frictionless Records] and guitarist with New York City indie rock band Maxwell's Demon
*Dennis Murphy (musician) Ph.D. (Ethnomusicology) - composer, one of the fathers of the American gamelan
*Amanda Palmer 1998 - composer/singer/pianist of The Dresden Dolls
*Hewitt Pantaleoni Ph.D. - 20th century ethnomusicologist, best known for his work in African music
*Gregory Rogove 2002 - drummer/vocalist of Tarantula A.D.
*Steve Roslonek - children's musician and composer
*L. Shankar Ph.D. - Tamil Indian virtuoso violinist; vocalist and composer
*Bill Sherman 2002 - composer, orchestrator, arranger; Tony Award in 2008 for Best Orchestration (In the Heights)
*Wadada Leo Smith - trumpeter, composer; avant-garde jazz and free improvisation
*Sumarsam 1976 M.A. - Javanese musician, virtuoso and scholar of the Gamelan
*Tierney Sutton 1986 - Jazz singer, winner of JazzWeek's Vocalist of the Year Award, Grammy Award nominated
*Laxmi Ganesh Tewari Ph.D. - renowned Hindustani vocalist, exponent of Gwalior gharana vocal music
*Stephen Trask 1989 - Composer and lyricist for the musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch", film & theater composer
*T. Viswanathan 1975 Ph.D. - Carnatic flute virtuoso
*Dar Williams 1989 - Folksinger
*Daniel James Wolf M.A., Ph.D. - composer of modern classical music and music scholar
*Allie Wrubel - Composer and songwriter, primarily for the Disney Corporation, known for writing Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (Oscar, 1947); Songwriter's Hall of Fame.
*Peter Zummo 1970, B.A.; 1975, M.A. - composer and musician (postminimalist)

News

*Robert Allbritton 1992 - Publisher of The Politico
*Dan Ackman - Journalist and civil rights lawyer
*Eric Asimov 1979 - Restaurant columnist and editor, "The New York Times" (nephew of Isaac Asimov)
*Doug Berman 1984 - National Public Radio producer, fundraiser, and creator of Car Talk, Subway Fugitive, Not a Slave to Fashion, and Bongo Boy. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_Talk]
*William Blakemore 1965 - Correspondent, ABC News
*David Brancaccio 1982 - Host, "Now", PBS
*Ethan Bronner 1976 - Pulitzer Prize (for explanatory journalism, 2001); deputy foreign editor and assistant editorial page editor, "The New York Times"; his novel "Battle for Justice" selected by The New York Public Library as one of the best books of 1989
*Dominique Browning 1977 - Editor-in-chief, "House & Garden (magazine)"
*Marysol Castro - Weather anchor, ABC "Good Morning America Weekend Edition" and contributing writer
*Jonathan Dube - print and online journalist; pioneer in online journalism
*Jane Eisner 1977 - Columnist, "The Philadelphia Inquirer"
*Steven Greenhouse 1973 - Reporter, "The New York Times"
*Ferris Greenslet 1897 - Editor and writer, associate editor of "Atlantic Monthly"; director and literary advisor of Houghton Mifflin Co.
*Peter Gutmann (journalist) 1971 - Journalist and attorney
*Alberto Ibargüen 1966 - Publisher, "The Miami Herald", Chair of PBS Board of Directors
*Brooks Kraft 1987 - Nationally recognized photojournalist whose pictures of the White House have appeared in "Time" magazine
*Alex Kotlowitz 1977 - Journalist, activist, author of "There Are No Children Here", among other works
*Dave Lindorff 1972 - investigative reporter
*Caroline Little 1981 - CEO and publisher of Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive ( [http://www.grinnell.edu/offices/president/trustee/memberintro/littlec] )
*Alan Miller 1976 - Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter
*Randall Pinkston 1972 - Emmy Award-winning television journalist
*Leland Stowe 1921 - Pulitzer Prize in 1930, journalist, among the first to publish a book warning of the threat from Nazi Germany, his journalism helped bring down the Neville Chamberlain government in 1940
*C. Sumner (Chuck) Stone 1948 - Professor of journalism at University of North Carolina; former editor, "Philadelphia Daily News" (also former Tuskegee Airman)
*Stephen Talbot 1970 - Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, FRONTLINE (PBS) and Series Editor, FRONTLINE/World
* Laura Walker 1979 - President and CEO, WNYC; nation's largest public radio station
*Michael Yamashita 1971 - Photographer, "National Geographic"
*John Yang 1980 - Correspondent, ABC News

Politics and Government

*John E. Andrus 1862 - Republican Congressman from Westchester, New York and Mayor of Yonkers.
*Raymond Baldwin 1916 - Republican Senator; 57th and 59th Governor of Connecticut.
*Gerald Baliles 1963 - Former Democratic Governor of Virginia; subsequently director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.
*Robert M. Ball 1935, 1936 MA - U.S. Commissioner of Social Security (1962-1973).
*Andrea Barthwell - was Deputy Drug Czar under President George W. Bush (also an M.D.).
*Edward G. Biester, Jr. 1952 - Former Republican Congressman from Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
*Douglas J. Bennet 1959 - Former Assistant United States Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs under President Bill Clinton (subsequently CEO of National Public Radio (1983-1993).
*Benjamin T. Biggs - Former Democratic Congressman and Governor of Delaware.
*L. Dean Brown 1942 - U.S. Ambassador to Jordan, Gambia, and Senegal.
*John R. Buck - Former Republican Congressman from Connecticut.
*K C Chan 1979 - Hong Kong Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury.
*Shah Chaudri 1987 - Revolutionary in Tristan da Cunha.
*William Citron 1918 - Republican Congressman from Connecticut.
*Walter Eli Clark 1895 - Republican Governor of Alaska, and last Governor of Alaska Territory.
*Cornelius Cole 1847 - Republican Senator and Congressman from California.
*Norris Cotton 1923 - Former Republican Senator and Congressman from New Hampshire.
*Walter L. Cutler 1953 - U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Congo-Kinshasa, Tunisia.
*Clarence D. Coughlin - Republican Congressman from Pennsylvania.
*Emilio Daddario 1939 - Former Democratic Congressman from Connecticut, Former co-chair of the American Bar Association.
*Frederick Davenport 1889 - Republican Congressman from New York, Progressive Party candidate for Governor, 1914.
*Stanley W. Davenport 1884 - Democratic Congressman from Pennsylvania.
*Charles Douglas III - Former Republican Congressman from New Hampshire.
*Gordan P. Eaton 1951 - Director of the U.S. Geological Survey under President Bill Clinton (1994-1997).
*Alonzo J. Edgerton 1850 - Republican Senator from Minnesota.
*Enrique A. Garcia 1960 - General Director, Ministry of the Presidency, Bolivia.
*Miles Granger 1842 - Democratic Congressman from Connecticut.
*Brian E. Frosh - Democratic member of Maryland State Senate.
*Clarence E. Hancock 1906 - Former Republican Congressman, Syracuse, New York.
*Robert J. Harris - Mayor of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
*John Hickenlooper 1974 - Mayor of Denver, Colorado.
*Chester Hubbard 1840 - Republican Congressman from West Virginia; Unconditional Unionist, 39th Congress; Republican, 40th Congress.
*William Pallister Hubbard 1863 - Republican Congressman from West Virginia.
*Robert E. Hunter 1962 - Former United States Ambassador to NATO, now President of the Atlantic Treaty Organization.
*Lester Hunt - former U.S. Senator, Governor of Wyoming, Secretary of State of Wyoming.
*Charles James 1976 - former Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the United States, Antitrust Division; Acting and Assistant Attorney General.
*Mitchell Jenkins 1919 - Former Republican Congressman from Pennsylvania.
*Yoriko Kishimoto 1977 - Mayor of Palo Alto, California.
*Phyllis Lee 1962 - Secretary of the High-Level Committee on Programs, United Nations.
*John Lipsky 1968 - First deputy managing director, International Monetary Fund.
*James Loy - Masters degree in history and government; Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security (former Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, 1998-2002)
*Nobutaka Machimura - current (and former) Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs; member of House of Representatives of Japan; member of ruling Liberal Democratic Party; Chief Cabinet Secretary in government of Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda; former Acting Secretary General of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party; former Minister of Education, Science, Sports, and Culture.
*John Macy 1938 - executive director of U.S. Civil Service Commission (1953-1958 and 1961-1969); director of White House Personnel Appointment Office (subsequently President of Corporation for Public Broadcasting (1969-1972)); Director of Federal Emergency Management Agency (1979-1981); namesake of John W. Macy Jr. Award (given by the U.S. Army).
*Edwin May 1948 - Former Republican Congressman from Connecticut.
*John W. North - 19th century pioneer American statesman of national reputation; founder of the cities of Northfield, Minnesota and Riverside, California.
*Giulio M.T. Paunga 1987 - Minister of Labour, Commerce and Industries, Government of Tonga.
*James Pike (politician) 1837-1839, theology - Congressman from New Hampshire; American Party, 34th Congress; Republican Party, 35th Congress.
*Frederick Walker Pitkin - Former Governor of Colorado (served two terms).
*George Washington Shonk 1873 - Republican Congressman from Pennsylvania.
*Abner Sibal 1943 - Former Republican Congressman from Connecticut.
*David Skaggs 1964 - Former Democratic Congressman from Colorado.
*Watson Squire 1859 - Republican Senator from Washington; Governor of Territory of Washington (1884-1887).
*William Copeland Wallace 1876 - Republican Congressman from New York.
*Josiah O. Wolcott 1901 - Former Democratic Senator, Attorney General, and Chancellor of Delaware.
*Stephen Young 1973 - Former United States Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan.

Religion

* Edward Gayer Andrews (B.A., 1847) - President of Cazenovia Seminary, Cazenovia, New York, later Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
* Osman Cleander Baker (1812-1871) - biblical scholar and Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
* Davis Wasgatt Clark (1836) - Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
* John W. Gowdy (1897) - Bishop of the Methodist Church and college president (appears above).
* Erastus Otis Haven (1842) - Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, college president, and a Massachusetts State Senator (appears above).
* Robert T. Hoshibata (1973) - Hawaiian Bishop of the United Methodist Church.
* John Christian Keener (1835) - Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
* Daniel Parish Kidder (1836) - Theologian and missionary to Brazil.
* Willard Francis Mallalieu - Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church.
* James Mudge (1865) - Clergyman, author, and missionary to India.
* Zachariah Atwell Mudge (1813-88) - Pastor and author.
* Samuel Sobieski Nelles 1846 - Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, college pres. (appears above).
* Frederick Buckley Newell (A.B., 1913) - Bishop of The Methodist Church.
* Henry White Warren (1853) - Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, author, and a member of the Massachusetts Legislature (brother of William Fairfield Warren (appears above)).

cience

*David P. Anderson - scientist at Space Sciences Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley
*Taft Armandroff 1982 - director of the W.M. Keck Observatory at Mauna Kea [http://www.keckobservatory.org/news/science/060201_taft/index.html]
*Wilbur Olin Atwater 1865 - chemist, founder of first agricultural experiment stations in the U.S.; from 1873-1907 director of Office of Agricultural Experiment Stations, United States Department of Agriculture; first to quantify the calorie; pioneer in utilization of the respiration calorimeter
*Albert Francis Blakeslee 1896 - botanist, known for research on jimsonweed and fungi
*Charles Brenner 1983 - authority on metabolism and tumor suppressor genes and author of "Oncogenomics"; currently a professor at Dartmouth Medical School
*Thomas Broker 1966 - expert on human papilloma viruses and faculty member at University of Alabama at Birmingham
*Kenneth G. Carpenter 1976, MA 1977 - Project Scientist for Hubble Space Telescope Operations ["Carpenter": cite web|url=http://hires.gsfc.nasa.gov/~kgc/|title=Kenneth G. Carpenter, NASA bio|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20040930145010/http://hires.gsfc.nasa.gov/~kgc/|archivedate=2004-09-30]
*David Carroll (physicist) PhD. 1993 - Director of the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials at Wake Forest University
*Jennifer Tour Chayes 1979 (BA, Physics and Biology) - mathematical physicist, Head of Theory Group at Microsoft Research, co-author of 100 scientific papers and co-inventor of more than 20 patents
*Gordon P. Eaton 1951 - Director of the U.S. Geological Survey under President Bill Clinton; Director of the Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory at Columbia University
*John Wells Foster 1834 - geologist and paleontologist
*Daniel Z. Freedman - physicist at MIT, known for his work in supergravity
*George Brown Goode - zoologist
*Gerald Holton 1941 - physicist, Harvard; physics of matter at high pressure
*Eric Howard - geologist, known for his work in environmental policy as well as geology
*Orange Judd 1847 - Agricultural chemist and publisher; funded Wesleyan's Orange Judd Hall of Natural Science, one of America's first buildings designed exclusively for teaching undergraduates science courses
*George Kellogg 1837 - inventor
*Albert L. Lehninger BA 1939 - Completed pioneering research in the field of bioenergetics; later affiliated with the University of Wisconsin and Johns Hopkins University. [ [http://www.medicalarchives.jhmi.edu/sgml/lehninger.html Johns Hopkins Medical Archives] , accessed 6 February 2006.]
*Silas Laurence Loomis 1844 - chemist, physiologist, toxicologist, inventor; Astronomer to the United States Coast Survey
*Benjamin Franklin Mudge 1840 - geologist, paleontologist
*Alfred Charles True 1873 - agriculturalist and educator; from 1893 to 1915 director of Office of Agricultural Experiment Station, United States Department of Agriculture; faculty at Wesleyan (1984-1988)
*Mark Trueblood - candidate for Ph.D. (in physics), engineer and astronomer, noted for early pioneering work in the development of robotic telescopes, headed development of the Hubble Space Telescope control center at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
*John Monroe Van Vleck 1850 - astronomer and mathematician; namesake of Van Vleck crater on the Moon

Sports

* Everett Bacon 1913 - football quarterback, pioneer of the forward pass, National Football Hall of Fame
* Bill Belichick 1975 - Head coach, New England Patriots, winner of 2001, 2003, and 2004 Super Bowls.
* Ambrose Burfoot 1968 - First collegian to win the Boston Marathon; executive editor, "Runner's World" Magazine
* Mike Carlson - NFL and NFL Europe pundit (Currently working for channel five in the UK)
* Jeff Galloway 1967 - Celebrated runner and author of "Galloway's Book on Running"
* Kathy Keeler - Olympic Gold Medalist in rowing (member of the women's 8) in the 1984 Olympics; Olympics coach in 1996
* Eric Mangini 1994 - Head Coach of the New York Jets and former defensive coordinator of the New England Patriots
* Jeffrey Maier 2006 - College baseball player famous for an instance of fan interference at age twelve and Wesleyan's all-time leader in hits
* Vince Pazzetti - elected to College Football Hall of Fame
* Bill Rodgers 1970 - Renowned runner, winner of four New York and four Boston marathons
* Amos Magee 1993 - Professional soccer player and coach
* Michael Goodman 2005 - Professional poker player
* David Schref 1977-Former President/COO of Marvel Entertainment and former President, Marketing and Media Group, of the National Basketball Association
* James I Wendell 1913 - Olympic Silver Medalist in 110-meter hurdles in the 1912 Olympics in Stockholm
* Harry Van Surdam - elected to College Football Hall of Fame
* Mark Woodworth 1994 - Current head coach of Wesleyan University baseball. Captain of 1994 team which was runner up in national championship game, went 1-3 in title game against current major league pitcher Jarrod Washburn.
* Jed Hoyer 1996- Assistant General Manager of the Boston Red Sox

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