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.
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Alumni [edit ] Nobel laureates [edit ] George Akerlof (B.A. 1962). Economics, 2001 [1 ] Raymond Davis Jr. (Ph.D. 1942). Physics, 2002 [2 ] Peter A. Diamond (B.A. 1960). Economics, 2010 [3 ] John F. Enders (B.A. 1920). Physiology or Medicine, 1954 [4 ] John Fenn (Ph.D. 1940). [5 ] Chemistry, 2002 [6 ] Murray Gell-Mann (B.S. 1948). Physics, 1969 [7 ] Alfred G. Gilman (B.S. 1962). Physiology or Medicine, 1994 [8 ] Brian Kobilka (M.D. 1981). Chemistry, 2012 Paul Krugman (B.A. Economics, 1974). Economics, 2008. Architect of " New Trade Theory", winner of the John Bates Clark Medal, Princeton University economics professor, columnist New York Times Ernest Lawrence (Ph.D. 1925). Physics, 1939. [9 ] Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are named for him [10 ] Joshua Lederberg (Ph.D. 1948). Physiology or Medicine, 1958 [11 ] David Lee (Ph.D. 1959). Physics, 1996 [12 ] Sinclair Lewis (B.A. 1908). Literature, 1930 [13 ] Lars Onsager (Ph.D. 1935). Chemistry, 1968 [14 ] Edmund Phelps (Ph.D. 1959). Economics, 2006 Dickinson W. Richards (B.A. 1917). Physiology or Medicine, 1956 [15 ] James Rothman (B.A. 1971). Physiology or Medicine, 2013 William Vickrey (B.S. 1935). Economics, 1996. [16 ] George Whipple (A.B. 1900). Physiology or Medicine, 1934 [17 ] Eric Wieschaus (Ph.D. 1974). Physiology or Medicine, 1995 [18 ] Pulitzer Prize winners [edit ] Anne Applebaum (B.A. 1986), won 2004 Pulitzer for non-fiction. [19 ] 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-author of articles for which the won the Wall Street Journal Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2007 [20 ] John Lewis Gaddis, 2012 Pulitzer for Biography, Cold War Historian Paul Goldberger (B.A. 1972), 1984 Pulitzer for Distinguished Criticism Stephen Greenblatt (B.A. 1964, M.Phil 1968, Ph.D. 1969), general editor of the Norton Shakespeare, 2012 Pulitzer in General Nonfiction Linda Greenhouse (M.A. 1978), U.S. Supreme Court correspondent for [21 ] the New York Times, received the Pulitzer in 1998. [22 ] John Hersey (B.A. 1936), Pulitzer-winning author in 1945 for the novel [23 ] , namesake of the annual John Hersey Lecture at Yale A Bell for Adano Quiara Alegría Hudes (B.A. 1999), playwright, writer of In the Heights, 2012 Pulitzer for Drama Charles Ives (B.A. 1898), 1947 Pulitzer for Music David M. Kennedy (M.A. 1964, Ph.D. 1968), won the 2000 Pulitzer in History for "Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929–45" [24 ] David McCullough (B.A. 1955), famous historian, winner of two Pulitzers, best known for his books on American presidents [25 ] Harry S. Truman and John Adams [26 ] J.R. Moehringer (B.A. 1986), [27 ] Los Angeles Times reporter, won the 2000 Pulitzer for Feature Writing. [28 ] Douglas Moore (B.A. 1915), 1951 Pulitzer, Music Wesley Morris (B.A. 1997), film critic at the Boston Globe, 2012 Pulitzer for Criticism, Lynn Nottage (M.F.A.), playwright and Pulitzer Prize winning dramatist of [29 ] Ruined Mel Powell (B.A. 1952 ), won the 1990 Pulitzer for Music for [30 ] 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), winner of the Pulitzer for the book [31 ] A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide. [32 ] Kevin Puts (M.M. 1996), 2012 Pulitzer for Music Thomas E. Ricks (B.A. 1977), 2000 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting (on team); former reporter who writes on defense topics Wall Street Journal Mark Schoofs (B.A. 1985), reporter, won the 2000 Pulitzer for international reporting. [33 ] [34 ] Lewis Spratlan (B.A. 1962, M.M. 1965), composer, won the 2000 Pulitzer in Music for "Life is a Dream, Opera in Three Acts: Act II, Concert Version" [33 ] [35 ] 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), playwright and Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist of [36 ] The Heidi Chronicles Thornton Wilder (B.A. 1920), playwright, winner of two Pulitzers, the first in 1928 for [37 ] , and the second in 1938 for the play The Bridge of San Luis Rey ; recipient of the Our Town Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1963 Bob Woodward (B.A. 1965), journalist, co-author of the Pulitzer-winning book , won a second Pulitzer in 2002 for All the President's Men National Reporting Doug Wright (B.A. 1985), screenwriter, winner of the 2004 Pulitzer for drama, winner of a [38 ] Tony Award. [39 ] Yehudi Wyner (B.A. 1950, B. Mus. 1951, M. Mus. 1953), composer, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2006 [40 ] for his piano concerto 'Chiavi in Mano'; professor [41 ] emeritus of musical composition at Brandeis University Daniel Yergin (B.A. 1968), wrote Pulitzer-winning " [42 ] The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power"; founded Cambridge Energy Research Associates Technology and innovation [edit ] Joseph P. Allen (Ph.D. 1965), NASA Astronaut with two STS missions experience David Bushnell (ca. 1776), inventor of the screw propeller, submarine, naval mine, and time bomb Francis S. Collins (Ph.D. 1974), 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 Henry Leavitt Ellsworth (B.A. 1810), first commissioner United States Patent Office, founder, United States Department of Agriculture 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 Paul B. MacCready (1947), "Engineer of the Century", won the Kremer prize for first human-powered flying machine (the ); pioneer in Gossamer Condor solar powered flight; founder of AeroVironment Saunders Mac Lane (B.A. 1930), mathematician, one of the founders of " category theory". Aaron Marcus (B.F.A., M.F.A. 1968), the first graphic designer in the world to work with computer graphics. 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 (B.S. 1975), 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 [edit ] Herbert M. Allison (1965), former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability; Former Chairman, President, & CEO, TIAA-CREF; Former President & COO, Merrill Lynch Hugh D. Auchincloss (1879), Standard Oil Robert M. Bass (B.A. 1971), chairman, Aerion, member and former chair of the Stanford University Board of Trustees Roland W. Betts (B.A. 1968), investor, film producer ( ), owner of Gandhi Chelsea Piers, lead owner in George W. Bush's Texas Rangers partnership Jeffrey Bewkes (B.A. 1974), Time Warner President and COO [43 ] [44 ] James Chanos (B.A. 1980), billionaire investor Tim Collins (M.B.A. 1982), founder and CEO, Ripplewood Holdings LLC Granger Kent Costikyan (1929), a banker, partner of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. John J. Donovan (M.S. 1964, M.Ph. 1965, M.Eng. 1965, Ph.D. 1967), IT entrepreneur, founder of Cambridge Technology Partners. Donna Dubinsky (B.A. 1977), former CEO of PDA company Palm Inc., co-founder of PDA company Handspring [45 ] Charles B. Finch, (B.A. 1941, L.L.B. 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 [46 ] Roberto Goizueta (B.E. 1953), former CEO, Coca-Cola (namesake of Emory University's business school) [47 ] Bing Gordon (B.A. 1972), co-founder, executive vice-president, and chief creative officer of Electronic Arts [48 ] Robert Greenhill (B.A. 1958), founder of M&A department at and former president of Morgan Stanley, former chairman of Smith Barney, CEO of investment banking firm Greenhill & Co. Briton Hadden (B.A. 1920), co-founder of Time magazine [49 ] Peter Halloran (B.A. 1984), investment banker specializing in Russia and the surrounding region. Founder and CEO of Pharos Financial Group Daniel S. Hamermesh (Ph.D. 1968), professor of economics at University of Texas at Austin, research associate at National Bureau of Economic Research, and research associate and program director at the Institute for the Future of Labor (IZA) [ ] citation needed 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 (1937), former CEO and chairman, BorgWarner Brewster Jennings (1920), founder and president of the Socony Mobil Oil Company (Standard Oil of New York, now ExxonMobil), President of Memorial Center for Cancer and Allied Diseases and Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research Charles B. Johnson (B.A. 1954), chairman, Franklin Templeton Investments Ellis Jones (M.B.A.), CEO, Wasserstein Perella & Co. Henry Bourne Joy, president of Packard Justin Kan (B.A. 2005), founder of Justin.tv Mitch Kapor (B.A. 1971), founder, Open Source Applications Foundation, investor (Kapor Enterprises), founder & former CEO, Lotus Software [50 ] Peter S. Kaufman (B.A. 1975), Investment banker, president of the Gordian Group LLC Clarence King ( Sheffield 1862) first head of the U.S. Geological Survey Herbert Kohler (B.S. 1965), chairman & president, Kohler Company Edward Lampert (B.A. 1984), founder & chairman, ESL Investments (hedge fund), chairman of Sears Holding Company [51 ] William K. Lanman (B.S. Sheffield 1928), aviator, benefactor Henry Luce (B.A. 1920), co-founder of . Time magazine [52 ] John C. Malone (B.A. 1963), CEO of TCI, chairman of Liberty Media, and largest individual landowner in the U.S. Aaron Marcus (B.F.A., M.F.A. 1968), founder of Aaron Marcus and Associates, Inc. (AM+A) in 1982. John Franklyn Mars (B.S. 1957), CEO, Mars, Incorporated [53 ] Robert McCormick (1903), owner, president, editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune; co-founder of Kirkland & Ellis Robert L. McNeil, Jr. (B.S. 1936), developer of Tylenol and chairman of McNeil Laboratories. [54 ] W. James McNerney (B.A. 1971), CEO of The Boeing Company [55 ] Robert Moses, mid-20th-century New York City construction czar Wendi Deng Murdoch (1997), director, MySpace China; former VP, News Corporation; wife of Rupert Murdoch Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi (M.P.P.M. Yale School of Management 1980), CEO and president, Pepsi [56 ] Eric Ober (B.A. 1966), 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 Harry M. Perks (M.Sc. Eng. 1952) Executive Director, Pennsylvania Convention Center; Streets Commissioner of Philadelphia; President, Day & Zimmermann; Deputy Superintendent of Schools of Philadelphia [57 ] Eric Ries (B.S. 2001), pioneer of the Lean Startup methodology 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), investor, steel magnate, member of the Forbes 400 Stephen A. Schwarzman (B.A. 1969), co-founder & CEO of the Blackstone Group, member of the Forbes 400 Daniel C. Searle, heir, CEO of G. D. Searle & Company, conservative philanthropist. Forest Shely (B.S. 1946), physician and bank director in Campbellsville, Kentucky; 56-year trustee of Campbellsville University [58 ] Timothy Shriver (B.A. 1981), Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics and member of Kennedy Family Ben Silbermann (B.A. 2003), co-founder & CEO of Pinterest 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 [59 ] Frederick William Vanderbilt ( Sheffield 1893), philanthropist, director of the New York Central Railroad Friedrich Weyerhäuser, founded Weyerhaeuser Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney (1922), businessman, film producer, writer, and government official, owner of thoroughbred racehorses John (Jock) Hay Whitney (B.A. 1926), philanthropist and founder of J.H. Whitney & Co., first U.S. venture capital firm Payne Whitney (B.A. 1898) Anne Wojcicki (B.S. 1996), co-founder and CEO of 23andMe Academics [edit ] College founders and presidents [edit ] Frederick Barnard (B.A. 1828), [60 ] [61 ] mathematician, educator, president (1856–1858) and chancellor (1858–1861) of the [62 ] 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 J. Seelye Bixler (Ph.D 1924), 16th president of Colby College 1960-1979 Richard H. Brodhead (B.A. 1968), president of [63 ] Duke University Samuel Palmer Brooks, President of Baylor University from 1902 to 1931. Aaron Burr, Sr. (B.A. 1735), second president of [64 ] 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 [65 ] William Chauvenet (B.A. 1840) Chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis (1863–1869) 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) Oscar Henry Cooper, President of Baylor University from 1899 to 1902, and of Simmons College, now known as Hardin-Simmons University, from 1902 to 1909. Raymond Culver, fourth president of Shimer College. 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 [66 ] [67 ] Henry Durant, (B.A. 1827), first president of the University of California (Berkeley) James Johnson Duderstadt ( B.E. 1964), President of the University of Michigan [68 ] 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 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 [69 ] Thomas F. George, (M.A. 1968, Ph.D. 1970) chemist and current chancellor of the University of Missouri-St. Louis [70 ] 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 [71 ] William Rainey Harper, (Ph.D. 1874), first president of the University of Chicago [72 ] Catharine Bond Hill, (Ph.D. 1974), tenth president of Vassar College Joseph Gibson Hoyt, (B.A. 1840), first chancellor of Washington University [73 ] Robert M. Hutchins (B.A. 1921, LL.B 1925), president (1929–1945) and chancellor (1945–1951) of the University of Chicago [74 ] [75 ] 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 [76 ] 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 ; his father was the first president of the institution when it was known as Columbia College King's College), U.S. senator ( Connecticut, 1789–1791) ( See also: Senators for the many other roles he served) [77 ] Yamakawa Kenjiro (ca. 1876), founder of Kyūshū Institute of Technology [78 ] Aptullah Kuran (B.A.1952, M.A.1954) founder and first president(1971–1979) of Bogazici University, Istanbul. [79 ] Theodore C. Landsmark (B.A. 1973, J.D. 1973), president (1997–present) of Boston Architectural College [80 ] Anthony W. Marx (B.A. 1981 magna cum laude), [81 ] president (2003–2011) of [82 ] Amherst College Mario Monti (M.Sc.), Rector and then President of Bocconi University, Milan, Italy and Italian Prime Minister. Douglas M. North (B.A. 1962) President of Prescott College and Alaska Pacific University. Head of School The Albany Academies G. Dennis O'Brien (B.A. 1952), former president of Bucknell University and the University of Rochester Helen Parkhurst (M.A. 1943), progressive educator, created the Dalton Plan, founder of The Dalton School [83 ] Aurelia H. Reinhardt (Ph.D. 1905), president of Mills College (1916–1943) Andrew Sledd (Ph.D. 1903), first President of the University of Florida (1905–1909); President of Southern University (1910–1914); first Professor of New Testament Literature at Emory University's Candler School of Theology (1914–1939) [84 ] Ambrose Tighe (B.A. 1879, M.A. 1891), co-founder of William Mitchell College of Law [85 ] Andrew Dickson White (B.A. 1853), co-founder and first president of Cornell University [86 ] [87 ] Eleazar Wheelock (B.A. 1733), founder of Dartmouth College [88 ] Professors and scholars [edit ] Frank Aarebrot, professor of comparative politics at University of Bergen A. Elizabeth Adams (Ph.D. 1926), professor of Zoology at Mount Holyoke College Diogenes Allen (B.D., Ph.D. 1964), philosopher, theologian, professor 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 Robert Brandom (B.A. 1972), philosopher at the University of Pittsburgh Michael Burns, actor and professor of history Katharine Jeanette Bush (Ph.D. 1901), zoologist, first woman to receive a Ph.D. in sciences from Yale Judith Butler (Ph.D. 1984), author of , philosopher, queer theorist, and feminist scholar Gender Trouble Schuyler V. Cammann (B.A. 1935), anthropologist professor at University of Pennsylvania Mark T. Carleton (B.A. 1957), Louisiana historian 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 William Cornyn (A.M. 1942, Ph.D. 1944), professor of Slavic and South East Asian Linguistics [89 ] Leo Damrosch (B.A. 1963), professor at Harvard University, 2005 National Book Award finalist for Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Restless Genius Alan Dershowitz (LL.B. 1962), law professor at Harvard University David Bates Douglass, Professor at the United States Military Academy, President of Kenyon College, designer of Green-Wood Cemetery, member of Lewis Cass expedition of 1820 [90 ] Jacques Ehrmann literary theorist and French Department professor from 1961 to 1972 John C. Ewers (M.A. 1934), ethnologist and first Director of the National Museum of American History 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 Daniel Harrison (Ph.D 1986), Chairman of Department of Music, Yale University Douglas Hodgkin (B.A.), political scientist at Bates College, author Ebenezer Kingsbury Hunt (B.A. 1833), President of the Connecticut State Medical Society, director of the Retreat for the Insane Howard Koh (B.A. 1973, M.D. 1977), professor, Harvard School of Public Health David Kolb (M.Phil. 1970, Ph.D. 1972), philosopher at Bates College Jeffrey Laitman (Ph.D 1977), anatomist and physical anthropologist, Distinguished Professor of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, President-Elect of the American Association of Anatomists. Arthur Lander, B.A., developmental biologist at University of California, Irvine Robert Langlands (Ph.D. 1960), mathematician, emeritus professor, Institute for Advanced Study, author of the Langlands Program Hart Day Leavitt (B.A. 1934), English teacher, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, 1937–1975 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 Harvard University [91 ] F. O. Matthiessen (B.A. 1923), literary historian, professor at Harvard 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 Harold J. Morowitz (B.S. 1947, M.S. 1950, Ph.D. 1951), professor of biology and natural philosophy at George Mason University Thomas V. Morris (Ph.D.), former University of Notre Dame philosophy professor, currently founding chairman of the Morris Institute of Human Values [92 ] E. R. Ward Neale (M.S. 1951; Ph.D. 1952), geologist, professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland Reinhold Niebuhr ( B.D. 1914), author, theologian Johnathan Oberlander (M.A. 1990, M.Phil 1993, Ph.D. 1995), author and professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill H.T. Odum (Ph.D. 1950), ecologist, professor at the University of Florida Bilal Orfali (Ph.D. 2009), professor of Arabic language and Islamic studies at the American University of Beirut Saul K. Padover (M.A., 1930), historian and political scientist at The New School of Social Research in New York City Camille Paglia (Ph.D. 1972), author of , cultural critic and feminist scholar Sexual Personae Alvin Plantinga (Ph.D. 1958), Christian philosopher, professor at University of Notre Dame Eileen Pollack (B.S.), Professor of Creative Writing at University of Michigan J. Roger Porter (Ph.D. 1938), microbiology professor at University of Iowa, 1938–1979 Tia Powell (M.D), psychiatrist, former head of NY State Task Forceon Life & the Law Christian R. H. Raetz (B.S. 1967), professor of biochemistry at Duke University Kenneth Rogoff, economist, professor at Harvard University, former director of research at the International Monetary Fund Richard Rorty (Ph.D 1956), philosopher and professor of Humanities at University of Virginia, 1982–1998 and Stanford University, 1998–2007 James Rothman (B.A. 1971), biologist, winner of 2002 Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research (sometimes called "America's Nobel Prize") Chris William Sanchirico (J.D., Ph.D. 1994), professor of law, business and public policy at University of Pennsylvania Law School Ofelia Schutte, professor of philosophy at the University of Southern Florida Florence B. Seibert (Ph.D. 1923), biochemist, winner of 1942 [93 ] Garvan–Olin Medal and member of the National Women's Hall of Fame T. K. Seung (B.A., Ph.D.), professor of philosophy, government, and law at the University of Texas at Austin Benjamin Silliman (B.A. 1796), "father of American scientific education" Robert B. Stepto, professor of English, pioneering African-American studies scholar Matthias Storme, professor of law at the Catholic University of Louvain and the Antwerp University" David Swensen (Ph.D.), Yale Endowment Manager and professor at the Yale School of Management Frank Bigelow Tarbell (B.A. 1873, Ph.D. 1879), historian, archeologist and professor of classic studies at Yale and University of Chicago Karl Taube (M.A. 1983, Ph.D. 1988 Anthropology), pre-Columbian Mesoamerica researcher and Mayanist, professor of Anthropology at UC Riverside [94 ] John Griggs Thompson (B.A. 1955), mathematician, winner of the Fields Medal in 1970 David E. Tolchinsky (B.A. 1985), screenwriter and Chairman of the Department of Radio-TV-Film, Northwestern University Mahbub ul Haq (PhD, Economics), Pakistani Minister of Finance, Professor at University of Karachi, creator of Human Development Index Daniel S. Weld (B.A., B.S. 1982), professor of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Washington [95 ] Josiah Whitney (B.A. 1839), geologist, chief of California Geological Survey, and geology professor at Harvard University Donald Goddard Wing, librarian and bibliographer, of Yale University Library Yung Wing (B.A. 1854), first Chinese person to receive an American college degree Law and politics [edit ] Presidents and vice presidents, other heads of state, prime ministers and ministers [edit ] George H. W. Bush (B.A. 1948), president of the United States (1989–1993), vice president of the United States (1981–1989), member of the House of Representatives ( R-Texas) (1967–1971) [96 ] George W. Bush (B.A. 1968), president of the United States (2001–2009), governor of Texas (1995–2000) [97 ] 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 [98 ] Karl Carstens (L.L.M. 1949), fifth president of Germany (1979–1984) [99 ] Dick Cheney (Class of 1963*), vice president of the United States (2001–2009) [100 ] Tansu Çiller (Postdoctoral Fellow), prime minister of Turkey (1993–1996) [101 ] Bill Clinton (J.D. 1973), president of the United States (1993–2001), Governor of Arkansas (1979–1981,1983–1992) [102 ] 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 [103 ] Abd al-Karim al-Iryani (Ph.D. 1968), Prime Minister of the Republic of Yemen (1980–1983, 1998–2001), and Foreign Minister (1993–1998). [104 ] Stavros Lambrinidis (J.D. 1988), Vice President of the European Parliament (2009–2011), Minister for Foreign Affairs of Greece (2011) Jose P. Laurel, president of the Philippines in World War II Salvador H. Laurel (LL.M 1953) (J.S.D.1960), vice-president of the Philippines (1986–1992) Mario Monti (M.Sc. 1968), Prime Minister of Italy (2011–) Wendell Mottley (B.A. 1964), Olympic medalist and subsequently a government of Trinidad and Tobago minister Jovito R. Salonga (J.S.D.1949), Senator of the Philippines (1965–1972) (1987–1992) 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) [105 ] Valdis Zatlers, president of Latvia (2007–) Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden of the House of Bernadotte (Class of 2000*, attended for two years) [106 ] Ernesto Zedillo (Ph.D. 1981), president of Mexico (1994–2000) [107 ] Supreme Court justices [edit ]
Information can be verified through the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges.
[108 ] 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, and law study), Supreme Court justice (1891–1906) David Davis (Law 1835), Supreme Court justice (1862–1877) Oliver Ellsworth (Class of 1766*), Supreme Court justice (1796–1800) [109 ] 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) Sonia Sotomayor (Law 1979), Supreme Court justice (2009–present) Potter Stewart (1937, Law 1941), 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 [edit ]
Information can be verified at the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.
[110 ] 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, 1995–2001), 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) Michael Bennet (J.D. 1993), U.S. senator (D-Colorado, 2009-) 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) Stephen R. Bradley (B.A. 1775, M.A. 1778), U.S. senator ( Democratic-Republican Party) - Vermont, 1801-1813 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), father of George H.W. Bush, grandfather to George W. Bush. 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) 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) Chris Coons (J.D./M.A.), U.S. senator (D- Delaware, 2010-) Richard Blumenthal (J.D. 1973), U.S. senator (D- Connecticut, 2011-) Sherrod Brown (B.A. 1974), U.S. senator (D- Ohio, 2007-) 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, 1989–2007) [111 ] 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 ; his father was the first president of the institution when it was known as Columbia College King's College), U.S. senator ( Connecticut, 1789–1791) John Kean (1852–1914), U.S. senator (R- New Jersey) 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 (I- 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) Thurston Morton (B.A. 1929), U.S. senator (R- Kentucky, 1957–68) 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 (D-Pennsylvania, 1981–2011) Stuart Symington (B.A. 1923), United States Secretary of the Air Force, U.S. Senator (D-Missouri, 1953–1976) 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). He was the inspiration for Robert Redford's character in the film . The Candidate 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). [112 ] 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 [edit ]
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. James Hopkins Adams (1831), governor of South Carolina (1854-1856). John Ashcroft (B.A. 1964 ) governor of Missouri (1985–1993). [113 ] (See also: Senators) Roger Sherman Baldwin (B.A. 1811), governor of Connecticut (1844–46). [114 ] (See also: Senators) Hiram Bingham III (1898), governor of Connecticut (1925). [115 ] (See also: Senators) David Boren (B.A. 1963), governor of Oklahoma (1975–79). [116 ] (See also: Senators) Edmund Gerald "Jerry" Brown, Jr. (J.D. 1964), current and 39th Governor of California and California's 34th Governor (1975–1983) [117 ] 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). [118 ] (See also: Senators) William Jefferson Clinton (J.D.), governor of Arkansas (1983–1992). (See also: Presidents & Vice Presidents) Wilbur L. Cross (B.A.1885, Ph.D. 1889), governor of Connecticut (1931–1939), Yale professor of English [119 ] Jack Dalrymple (B.A. 1970), Governor of North Dakota (2010-) John Davis (1787–1854), governor of Massachusetts (1834–1835 & 1841–1843) Howard Dean (B.A. 1971), governor of Vermont (1991–2003) [120 ] Mark Dayton (B.A. 1969), Governor of Minnesota (2011-) 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) [121 ] 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 [122 ] Gary Locke (B.A. 1972), governor of Washington (1997–2005) (thereby the first Chinese American governor in the United States) [123 ] Return Jonathan Meigs (B.A. 1785), 4th governor of Ohio (1810–1814). [124 ] (See also: Senators) Marshall F. Moore, 7th Governor of Washington Territory [125 ] Robert D. Orr (1940) – 45th Governor of Indiana [126 ] George Pataki (B.A. 1967), governor of New York (1995–2007) [127 ] 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) Carlos Romero Barceló (B.A. 1953), governor of Puerto Rico (1977–1985). [128 ] (See also: Other Legislators) 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 Undergraduate picture at: [129 ] [130 ] Israel Smith (Yale College graduate, 1781), governor of Vermont (1807–1808), member of the United States House of Representatives and member of the United States Senate [131 ] Robert Taft (B.A. 1953), governor of Ohio (1999–2007) Samuel J. Tilden (B.A. 1837, LL.D. 1875), governor of New York (1875-1876), Democratic nominee for President in 1876 [132 ] [133 ] Lowell Weicker (B.A. 1953), governor of Connecticut (1990–1994). [134 ] (See also: Senators) Pete Wilson (B.A. 1956), governor of California (1991–1999). [135 ] (See also: Senators) Executive council members [edit ]
The following have worked within the
cabinet for their respective governments. Dean Acheson (B.A, 1915), 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, congressman ( D– Wisconsin) (1971–1993) McGeorge Bundy (B.A. 1940), former cabinet official, National Security Advisor (1961-1966) Ashton Carter (B.S. 1976), Deputy Secretary of Defense in the Obama administration 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 M. Clayton (1815), secretary of state in the Zachary Taylor administration, senator (AJ-Delaware, 1829–1836; W-Delaware, 1845–1849; O-Delaware 1853–1856) (also listed under Senators) Hillary Rodham Clinton (J.D. 1973), Secretary of State (2009-2013), U.S. senator (D-New York, 2001–2009) 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) Roswell Gilpatric (B.A. 1928), Deputy Secretary of Defense (1961–1964), presiding partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore (1966–1977) Porter Goss (B.A. 1960), CIA director (2004–2006), Florida congressman Stephen Hadley, (J.D. 1972), national security advisor Robert S. Ingersoll (1937), deputy secretary of state and ambassador to Japan under presidents Nixon and Ford John Kerry (B.A. 1966), U.S. senator (D- Massachusetts, 1985–2013) United States Secretary of State (2013–Present) 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 director of national intelligence (2005–present), first ambassador to post- Saddam Iraq (2004–2005) Robert Rubin (LL.B. 1964), secretary of the treasury (1995–1999) in the Clinton presidential administration Henry L. Stimson, (B.A. 1888), 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), secretary of state in the Carter presidential administration Diplomats [edit ] Roy L. Austin, U.S. ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago (2001–2009) Hiram Bingham IV, U.S. vice consul in Marseilles, France, 1940–1941 L. Paul Bremer (B.A. 1963), U.S. ambassador Carl Gershman (B.A. Magna Cum Laude 1965), U.N. Representative and National Endowment for Democracy President Donald Gips (MBA), U.S. ambassador to South Africa (2009–present) Gordon Gray III (B.A. 1978), U.S. ambassador to Tunisia (2009–present) David Huebner (J.D.), U.S. ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa (2009–present) Rashad Hussain (J.D.), U.S. special envoy to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Howard Leach (B.A.), U.S. ambassador to France (2001–2005) Gary Locke (B.A. 1972), U.S. ambassador to China (2011–present) Robert D. McCallum, Jr., U.S. ambassador to Australia (2006–2009) John Negroponte (B.A. 1960), U.S ambassador to the United Nations (2001–2004) and Deputy Secretary of State (2007–2009) John O'Leary (B.A. 1969), U. S. ambassador to Chile Clark T. Randt, Jr., U.S. ambassador to China (2001–2009) Robert P. De Vecchi (B.A. 1952, L.H.D.H honorary 2005), president emeritus of the International Rescue Committee Philip T. Reeker (B.A. 1986), U.S. ambassador to Macedonia (2008–present) Ogden Reid, U.S. ambassador to Israel (1959–1961) Charles Rivkin (B.A. 1984), U.S. ambassador to France and Monaco (2009–present) William Scranton (B.A. 1939, J.D. 1946), U.S. ambassador to the United Nations (1976–1977) R. Douglas Stuart, Jr. (J.D. 1946), U.S. ambassador to Norway (1994-1989) Richard Swett (B.A. 1979), U.S. ambassador to Denmark (1998-2001) David Thorne (B.A. 1966), U.S. ambassador to Italy (2009–present) Peter Tufo (J.D.), U.S. ambassador to Hungary (1997–2001) Frederick Vreeland (B.A. 1951), U.S. ambassador to Morocco (1992–1993) Justices and attorneys [edit ] 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 R. Lanier Anderson III (B.A., 1958), federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit 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 José A. Cabranes (J.D. 1965), judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Barrington Daniels Parker, Jr. (B.A.1965, J.D.1969), United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Benjamin Darrow (J.D., ca. 1890) New York district attorney Daryl Dawson (L.L.M.), justice of the High Court of Australia Marc Stuart Dreier (B.A. 1972), lawyer and felon James Kent (B.A. 1781), father of American equity jurisprudence, Chancellor of New York William Kunstler (B.A. 1941), Civil liberties lawyer Burke Marshall (B.A. 1943, LL.B. 1951), assistant attorney general Edwin Meese (B.A. 1953), former United States Attorney General John W. Nields Jr. (B.A. 1964), former chief counsel to House Select Committee investigating Iran–Contra affair Sonia Sotomayor (J.D. 1979), Supreme Court Justice Robert W. Sweet (LL.B. 1948), judge of New York Southern District Cyrus Vance, Jr. (B.A. 1978), New York County District Attorney Activists [edit ] 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.) [136 ] [137 ] 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), conscientious objector, 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) and Bobby Shriver, (Yale B.A. 1976) California politician and businessman Ron Sider (B.D., 1967, Ph.D. 1969), theologian and activist; President of Evangelicals For Social Action and professor at Palmer Theological Seminary. Jared Taylor (B.A., 1973), author, editor, activist, founder of the New Century Foundation Y.C. James Yen. (B.A. 1918; M.A. (Honorary) 1928), founder of Chinese Mass Education Movement and Rural Reconstruction Movement. Bruce W. Klunder (B.D. 1961) Presbyterian minister, civil rights activist with C.O.R.E., killed during protest against segregated schools in Cleveland, Ohio. Aditi Banerjee, attorney, writer and minority (Hindu) rights activist in USA Public intellectuals [edit ] Christopher Buckley (B.A. 1975), political pundit, columnist, author of Thank You for Smoking William F. Buckley (B.A. 1950), political pundit, founder of the , host of National Review 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. 1988), editorial page editor of the Los Angeles Times Marvin Olasky (B.A. 1971), editor-in-chief of WORLD. Kenneth M. Pollack (B.A. 1988) Middle East expert, author, fellow of the Brookings Institution. Gideon Rose (B.A. 1985) author, editor-in-chief of Foreign Affairs. Fareed Zakaria (B.A. 1986), political pundit, author, host of public affairs show, Foreign Exchange Frontiersmen [edit ] Military [edit ] Henry B. Carrington (1845), Union army general in the American Civil War A. Peter Dewey, 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, 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), major general in the American Revolution and 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) 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 university 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 Decius Wadsworth (1785), Colonel U.S. Army War of 1812 and Chief of Ordnance 1815–1821 Other legislators [edit ] Lawrence Coughlin Republican representative from Pennsylvania 1969–1991 Nelson Antonio Denis (J.D., 1980), New York State Assemblyman Charles S. Dewey Republican representative from Illinois 1941–1942 [138 ] 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) George Hambrecht (LL.B. 1904), Wisconsin State Assembly (1909-1910, 1915) Sheila Jackson Lee (B.A. 1972), U.S. representative, D-Texas Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins (B.A. 2012), Alaska House of Representatives (2013-) 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 Edward Ralph May (1838), sole delegate to the Indiana Constitutional Convention of 1850 to support African American suffrage David M. McIntosh (B.A. 1980), U.S. Representative, R-Indiana (1994–2001) 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) Hugh Q. Parmer (B.A.), Democratic member of both houses of the Texas State Legislature, 1963–1965 and 1983–1991; mayor of Fort Worth, Texas from 1977 to 1979 William S. Reyburn Republican representative from Pennsylvania 1911–1913 Carlos Romero Barceló (B.A. 1953), U.S. representative (Resident commissioner), D-Puerto Rico (1993–2000), governor of Puerto Rico (1977–1985). [128 ] Gerry Studds (B.A. 1959, M.A. 1961), U.S. representative, D-MA, 1973–1997 Richard Swett (B.A. 1979), U.S. representative, D-New Hampshire, 1991-1995 (See also: Diplomats) Other [edit ] Albert Bel Fay, (B.S. 1936), Houston, Texas, shipbuilder, oilman, and Republican Party official Bradford Bishop, fugitive, indicted for murder Cory Booker (J.D. 1997), mayor of Newark, New Jersey Jabez Bowen, (B.A. 1757), Federalist supporter, deputy governor of Rhode Island Susan Bysiewicz, (B.A. 1983), Secretary of State for the State of Connecticut, 1999–2010 Jay Carney, (B.A. 1987), White House Press Secretary in the Obama administration, 2011–present John T. Downey, judge, former CIA flyer imprisoned in China 1952–1973 Stephen Clark Foster (1815–1898), first American mayor of Los Angeles, California David Frum, (B.A. and M.A. 1982) White House Speech writer in the Bush administration (2000) who coined Axis of Evil phrase Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi, Taliban spokesman Robert Hathaway, ruler of Sark Clarence King (Ph.D. 1862), founder of the U.S. Geological Survey Denison Kitchel (B.A. 1930), attorney in Phoenix, Arizona, and national campaign manager for Barry M. Goldwater in 1964 [139 ] Lewis Libby (B.A. 1972), former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, principal figure in the Plame Affair John Lindsay (B.A. 1944, LL.B. 1948), mayor of New York Arthur Mag, lawyer, legal counsel to Harry S. Truman Robert Marjolin (Economics, 1934), French Marshall Plan implementor and European Commissioner Walter Russell Mead (B.A. 1976), Academic, writer on foreign affairs, and public intellectual Shannon K. O'Neil (B.A. 1993 and M.A. 1999), Douglas Dillon fellow in the Latin America studies department at the Council on Foreign Relations Gifford Pinchot, founder of the United States Forest Service Sean Trende, '01 - Senior Elections Analyst for RealClearPolitics, co-author The Almanac of American Politics 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 Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden Anthony A. Williams (B.A. 1979), mayor of Washington, D.C., 1999–2007 Janet Wu (B.A., 1988), broadcast journalist and writer Religion [edit ] Jonathan Edwards, New England pastor and theologian [140 ] [141 ] [142 ] Asa Thurston (1816), one of the first missionaries to introduce Christianity to the Kingdom of Hawai'i Andrew Leete Stone (1836), minister, author Hiram Bingham II (1853), missionary to Hawaii and the Gilbert Islands Ashley Day Leavitt (B.A. 1900), minister of Harvard Congregational Church, Brookline, Massachusetts William Ragsdale Cannon ( B.D., 1940; PhD, 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), African American orator, minister, and abolitionist; the first black man to attend classes at Yale when he audited classes at Yale Divinity School from 1834 to 1839 Anson Phelps Stokes, III (BA 1927), eleventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts Harry Boone Porter, liturgist, journalist, clergyman of the Episcopal Church, editor of The Living Church magazine. John H. Leith (PhD, 1949), a Presbyterian author, theologian and professor Jeffrey R. Holland (PhD, 1973), Former president of Brigham Young University, Apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) Yasir Qadhi ( Ph.D. candidate), a Muslim theologian Leroy Gilbert, Chaplain of the United States Coast Guard Roy M. Terry, Chief of Chaplains of the United States Air Force Architecture & Visual Art [edit ] Josef Albers, painter Graham Arader (B.A. Economics 1972), rare map and print dealer Richard Anuszkiewicz, painter of the Op-Art movement Matthew Barney (B.A. 1989), video and installation artist Jennifer Bartlett (M.F.A), painter Jonathan Borofsky, artist Steven Brill (B.A. 1972, J.D. 1975), founder of Court TV and The American Lawyer Theophilus Brown, painter Norman Carlberg, sculptor, director of Rinehart School of Sculpture Chuck Close (M.F.A. 1964), painter Gregory Crewdson (M.F.A. 1988), photographer John Currin (M.F.A. 1986), painter Brian D'Amato (B.A. 1984), novelist and sculptor Edward D. Dart (B.A. 1949), architect Rackstraw Downes (B.F.A. 1963, M.F.A 1964), painter Janet Fish (M.F.A. 1963), painter Paul Fontaine (B.F.A. 1935), painter Norman Foster (M.Arch. 1961), architect Dan Friedman, graphic designer [143 ] Ann Gale (M.F.A. 1991) painter; professor at the University of Washington School of Art Brendan Gill (B.A. 1936), Architecture writer & critic Steve Giovinco (M.F.A. 1989), photographer John Graham, Jr. (1931), architect, designer of the Space Needle Nancy Graves, sculptor Amin Gulgee (B.A. 1987), renowned Pakistani metal sculptor and jewellery designer; son of famed artist Gulgee William Harlan Hale (B.A. 1931), writer, journalist, editor Erwin Hauer, sculptor Barkley L. Hendricks (B.F.A. and M.F.A. 1970–1972), painter Eva Hesse (M.F.A. 1959), sculptor Muzharul Islam (M.Arch. 1961), Bangladeshi architect. Sujata Keshavan (M.F.A. 1987) graphic designer Jack Lembeck (MFA 1970), painter and sculptor 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 Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision Philip-Lorca diCorcia (M.F.A. 1979), photographer Robert Mangold, painter Brice Marden (M.F.A. 1963), painter Malerie Marder (M.F.A. 1998), photographer Joshua Meyer (B.A. 1996), painter Hally Pancer (M.F.A 1988), photographer Scott Pask (M.F.A. 1997), scenic designer, Tony Award for The Pillowman Joshua Prince-Ramus (B.A., 1991), architect Martin Puryear (M.F.A. 1971), sculptor Richard Rogers (M.Arch. 1962), architect, 2007 Pritzker Prize winner Mark Rothko (Class of 1924*), painter Leo Rubinfien (M.F.A. 1976), photographer Eero Saarinen (B.Arch, 1934), architect, best known for the St. Louis Gateway Arch 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 Sarah Sze (B.A.), sculptor and MacArthur Foundation fellow Garry Trudeau (B.A. 1970, M.F.A. 1973), Doonesbury cartoonist Marc Trujillo (M.F.A. 1994) painter William T. Williams (M.F.A 1968), artist, first African American included in the H.W. Janson History of Art History, literature & journalism [edit ] Carl Bialik (Class of 2001) journalist, Wall Street Journal Harold Bloom (Ph.D. 1956), literary critic Steven Brill (B.A. 1972, J.D. 1975), founder of Court TV and The American Lawyer Robert Brustein (DRA 1951), founder of the Yale Repertory Theatre, critic, author Lan Samantha Chang (B.A. 1987), writer and director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop Susan Choi (B.A. 1990), author Marie Colvin (B.A. 1978), journalist James Fenimore Cooper (Class of 1805*), author of The Last of the Mohicans Wilbur Cross, author Brian D'Amato (B.A. 1984), novelist and sculptor Charles DeKay, linguist, poet, critic and fencer Randy Charles Epping (M.A. 1983), author Justus Miles Forman (1898), author and playwright Brendan Gill (B.A. 1936), architectural critic Dana Goodyear (B.A. 1998), journalist and poet Linda Greenhouse, journalist, covers the United States Supreme Court for the New York Times Edwin S. Grosvenor (B.A. 1974), President and Editor-in-Chief, American Heritage Gilbert M. Grosvenor (B.A. 1954), formerly editor, then president, now Chairman Emeritus at National Geographic Lloyd Grove, editor at large for The Daily Beast Amin Gulgee (B.A. 1987), metal sculptor and jewellery designer William Harlan Hale (B.A. 1931), writer, journalist, editor Quiara Alegria Hudes (BA), playwright, 2008 Tony for Best Musical In the Heights Joan Kahn (attended Yale School of Art one year, early 1930s), mystery editor and anthologist; also novelist and children's writer Michiko Kakutani (B.A. 1976), book critic for the New York Times Karl Kirchwey (B.A. 1979), poet [144 ] [145 ] John Knowles (B.A. 1949), author of A Separate Peace Larry Kramer (B.A. 1957), playwright and gay activist John Lahr (B.A. 1963), drama critic for the New Yorker David Leavitt (B.A. 1983), author David Leonhardt (B.A. 1994), Washington bureau chief for New York Times Elizabeth Letts (B.A. 1983), author of "The Eighty Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse that Inspired a Nation" Jeremy Leven, author, screenwriter, director and producer whose works include Don Juan DeMarco Jonathan Levi, author, producer, musician, co-founder of Granta Adam Liptak (B.A. 1984), Supreme Court correspondent for The New York Times Jonathan Littell (B.A. 1989), writer; won the Prix Goncourt William Logan (B.A. 1972), poet, critic Peter Matthiessen (B.A. 1950), naturalist, author of historical fiction and non-fiction Jane Mayer (B.A. 1977), journalist and author J.D. McClatchy (Ph.D. 1974), poet, critic, member of American Academy of Arts and Letters Claire Messud (B.A. 1987), author of The Emperor's Children Nerissa Nields (B.A. 1989), of the band The Nields George Packer (B.A. 1982), author Ann Packer (B.A. 1981), author ZZ Packer (B.A. 1994), author Jon Pareles (B.A) popular music critic at The New York Times Tom Perrotta (B.A. 1983), author David Pogue (B.A. 1985), technology columnist for The New York Times Martin Puryear (M.F.A. 1971), sculptor Alexandra Robbins (B.A. 1998), author Sam Savage (B.A., 1968, Ph.D., 1979), author Vincent Scully (B.A. 1940), art historian Ari Shapiro (B.A. 2000), White House correspondent for National Public Radio Mark Strand (B.F.A 1959), former Poet Laureate of the United States Andrew Solomon (B.A. 1985), writer Sarah Sze (B.A.), sculptor and MacArthur Foundation fellow 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 Frederic Will (Ph.D., 1954), writer Dick Wimmer (M.A. 1959), novelist Naomi Wolf (B.A. 1984), feminist writer Tom Wolfe (Ph.D. 1957), journalist, author of and The Right Stuff The Bonfire of the Vanities Ilana Dayan (Ph.D 1992), Israeli journalist and anchorwoman. Gordon McLendon, (B.A. 1942), Radio Pioneer, Top 40 Radio Format, Co-Founder of the Association for Intelligence Officers Ben Yagoda, (B.A. 1975), journalist and author of a history of the New Yorker Musicians and Composers [edit ] Ranidu Lankage (B.A. 2005), Sinhalese R&B and Hip-Hop artist Marin Alsop (1973–1975, transferred to Juilliard), conductor and music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Eric Banks (B.A. 1990), composer Jane Ira Bloom, soprano saxophonist Carter Brey, principal cellist for the New York Philharmonic Robert Carl, composer and chair of the Composition department at the Hartt School Jonathan Coulton (B.A. 1992), musician, internet celebrity, best known for his song Code Monkey Jack Glatzer (B.A. 1960), concert violinist Adam Guettel (B.A. 1987), Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist Walter Hekster (M.Mus. 1963), composer, clarinetist and conductor Lisa Hopkins, opera singer and Tony Award winner Charles Ives (B.A. 1898), composer, classical music Mitch Leigh (B.A 1951, M.Mus. 1952), composer, producer Man of La Mancha, "To Dream the Impossible Dream" Gilbert Levine (M.A. 1972), conductor, leading figure in classical music television George Lewis (B.A. 1974), trombonist and composer Robert Lopez (B.A. 1997) co-creator of the Broadway musicals Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon (musical) and winner of 3 Tony Awards Alvin Lucier, experimental composer Pras Michel, Grammy Award-winning rapper, member of hip-hop trio The Fugees Douglas Moore (B.A 1915, B.M 1917), composer Johann Sebastian Paetsch (M.M. 1987), musician and cellist Scott Pask (M.F.A. 1997), scenic designer, Tony Award for The Pillowman Cole Porter (B.A. 1913), composer André Raphel, conductor of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra Chad Shelton (M.A. 1997), operatic tenor Kurt Hugo Schneider (B.A. 2010), YouTube sensation, music producer, and filmmaker Sam Tsui (B.A. 2011), YouTube sensation, singer [146 ] Rudy Vallée (B.A. 1927), singer, actor, bandleader, and entertainer [147 ] Maury Yeston (B.A. 1967, Ph.D. 1974 ), lyricist, composer, Tony Awards for and Nine Titanic Foster MacKenzie III, aka Root Boy Slim (B.A. 1967), lyricist and blues musician Dave Longstreth, songwriter, singer, guitarist for the Dirty Projectors [148 ] Athletics [edit ] Johnny Bent, silver medalist with the American hockey team in the 1932 Winter Olympics Joel Benjamin (B.A. 1985), three-time U.S. chess champion (1987, 1997, 2000) Steve Benjamin (B.A. 1978), silver medalist in Sailing at the 1984 Summer Olympics, and competitive sailor Craig Breslow, Major League Baseball pitcher Johnny Broaca, Major League Baseball player, 1936 World Series champion Walter Camp (B.A. 1880), the "Father of American Football" Alan L. Corey, Jr., polo player, five-time winner of the Monty Waterbury Cup. 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 Men's 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 Gary Fencik (Class of 1975, B.A. 1976), professional football player twice selected for the Pro Bowl as a defensive back for the Chicago Bears 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 George Haas, Jr., polo player, three-time winner of the Monty Waterbury Cup. Chris Hetherington (B.A. 1996), NFL running back Chris Higgins, forward for the National Hockey League Vancouver Canucks 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 Hutchinson, former Major League Baseball player Philip L. B. Iglehart, Chilean polo 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 [149 ] Dick Jauron (B.A. 1973), head coach of the National Football League's Buffalo Bills (2006–2009) Eric Johnson (B.A. 2001), NFL tight end Nate Lawrie (B.A. 2004), NFL tight end Ryan Lavarnway, major league baseball catcher ( Boston Red Sox) Glenn Layendecker (B.A. 1983), professional tennis player [150 ] David Meckler, professional ice hockey player [151 ] Wendell Mottley (B.A. 1964), Olympic medalist, and subsequently a government minister for Trinidad and Tobago Kate O'Neill (B.A. 2003), long distance runner 2004 Summer Olympics competitor in 10,000 m Winthrop Palmer, silver medalist with the American hockey team in the 1932 Winter Olympics 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 George C. Sherman, Jr., American polo player 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 Houston Rockets Anne Warner (B.A. 1976), first Yale College female undergraduate to win an Olympic medal (bronze, rowing) [152 ] [153 ] Josh West, Olympic medalist rower. Blair Yaworski (born 1985), Canadian professional ice hockey player. Film [edit ] Angela Bassett (B.A. 1980 African-American Studies, MFA 1983), Academy Award-nominated actress Jennifer Beals, (B.A. 1987 American Literature) actress, best known for and Flashdance The L Word Henry Bean, screenwriter/director The Believer Jordana Brewster, actress, plays Mia in The Fast and the Furious Rob Campbell, (MFA 1990) actor, debuted in Unforgiven 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 Whitfield Cook, American author, playwright and screenwriter Robert Curtis Brown (B.A. 1979), American television, film, and stage actor Claire Danes (Class of 2002*), actress Noah Emmerich (B.A. 1992), actor Jodie Foster (B.A. 1985 in literature, magna cum laude), Academy Award-winning actress ( , The Accused ) and director The Silence of the Lambs Paul Giamatti (BA 1989, MFA 1994), actor, starred in Sideways Alex Gibney, Academy Award-winning documentary-filmmaker ( , 2005; Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room , 2007) Taxi to the Dark Side David Alan Grier, actor, comedian Kathryn Hahn, actress Michael Herz director, founder of Troma Studios George Hickenlooper, (B.A. 1985) film director George Roy Hill, Academy Award-winning director 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 Adam Leipzig (B.A. 1979 in literature), Film and Theater Producer Lloyd Kaufman (B.A. 1968), Director, Actor, President of Troma Studios. IFTA Charman Thomas F. Lennon (B.A. 1973), Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ron Livingston, (B.A. 1989), actor, best known for Office Space Frances McDormand (MFA 1982), Academy Award-winning actress Bill Moseley actor Paul Newman, (DRA 1954) Academy Award-winning actor Alessandro Nivola, (B.A. 1994), actor Edward Norton (B.A. 1991), Academy Award-nominated actor ( ), also known for American History X Fight Club Lupita Nyong'o (MFA 2012), Academy Award-nominated actress ( ) 12 Years A Slave Bronson Pinchot (B.A. 1981), actor Vincent Price, (B.A. 1933, History & English)actor Ira Sachs (B.A. 1987), director Liev Schreiber, actor Robert Simonds, film producer, best known for , Big Daddy , and Cheaper by the Dozen The Wedding Singer Gene Siskel (B.A. 1967), movie critic Todd Solondz, (B.A. 1981), director & Welcome to the Dollhouse Happiness Oliver Stone (Class of 1968*), Academy Award-winning director Meryl Streep (MFA), Academy Award-winning actress Ted Tally (B.A.), Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Turturro (MFA 1983), actor Sam Waterston, (B.A. 1961), actor Sigourney Weaver (MFA), actress Jennifer Westfeldt, (B.A. 1991), actress, screenwriter ( ) Kissing Jessica Stein James Whitmore, actor Douglas Wick, (B.A. 1976), film producer Television [edit ] 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: and Cheers Will & Grace Dick Cavett, TV personality, nominated eleven times for the Emmy Award, and won three times. [154 ] Enrico Colantoni (MFA), actor, , Just Shoot Me , and Galaxy Quest * Veronica Mars 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 David Duchovny (M.A. English literature 1989*), actor in , The X-Files Californication Dick Ebersol, president of NBC sports division, helped launch Saturday Night Live Kathryn Finney (MPH 2000), television correspondent Today Show Malcolm Gets (MFA), actor, best known for as "Richard Karinsky" on Caroline in the City Sara Gilbert, (B.A. 1997), actress, best known for her portrayal as the daughter "Darlene Conner" on the sit-com Roseanne [155 ] 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 [156 ] Harry Hamlin (B.A. 1974), actor best known as attorney "Michael Kuzak" in NBC TV drama L.A. Law John Hodgman (B.A. 1992), author and comedian who often appears in and in the The Daily Show Get a Mac ad campaigns, representing a humanized PC. Conor Knighton, host of on InfoMania Current TV Leo Laporte*, host of on The Screen Savers 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 in her youth; now an attorney The Wonder Years 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 Law & Order: Criminal Intent", Sex and the City Maulik Pancholy (MFA 1998), actor , 30 Rock , Phineas and Ferb Whitney Walter F. Parkes, (B.A. 1973) producer/writer, former head of Dreamworks Stone Phillips, (B.A. 1977) television anchor for NBC Robert Picardo, (B.A. 1975) the holographic doctor on the television show Star Trek: Voyager [157 ] David Hyde Pierce, (B.A. 1981) actor, best known as "Dr. Niles Crane" on ; winner of four Frasier Emmy Awards [158 ] Alan Poul (B.A. 1976) best known as television director and producer Josh Saviano (B.A. 1998) played Paul Pfeiffer on " The Wonder Years" Tony Shalhoub (MFA 1980) actor, " Monk" Gene Siskel (MFA 1974) film critic At the Movies Steve Skrovan (B.A. 1979), executive producer of and Everybody Loves Raymond 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" Law & Order: Criminal Intent 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 Suzanne Whang (B.A. 1983), hostess of HGTV's and House Hunters House Hunters International Allison Williams (B.A. 2010), actress, Girls Henry Winkler (MFA 1970), actor, best known as " Fonzie" on Happy Days Bellamy Young (B.A. 1991), Broadway and television actress Theatre [edit ] Faculty [edit ]
Professors who are also Yale alumni are listed in
italics. Nobel laureates [edit ] Sidney Altman: Chemistry, 1989 : Chemistry, 2002. Received his PhD from Yale 1940, and was a member of the Yale faculty from 1962 to 1994 John Fenn Tjalling Koopmans: Economics, 1975 Wangari Maathai: Peace, 2004; visiting professor at the Forestry School in 2002 YDN article George Palade, professor at Yale Medical School from 1973–1990: Physiology or Medicine, 1974. James Tobin: Economics, 1981 Gérard 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 Thomas A. Steitz: Chemistry, 2009 : Physiology or Medicine, 2013 James Rothman Robert Shiller: Economics, 2013 Others [edit ] 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 John Morton Blum, professor of political history Cleanth Brooks, Professor of English, world-renowned expert on writer William Faulkner John Carlson, molecular biologist Benjamin Carson, African American neurosurgeon Dennis S. Charney, expert in the neurobiology and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. [159 ] Kenneth L. Davis, president and CEO of Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City 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 Wai Chee Dimock, William Lampson Professor of English and American Studies Inge Druckrey, teacher of graphic design Isidore Dyen, professor of comparative linguistics and Austronesian languages Donald Engelman, biochemist and cancer researcher Anne Fadiman, author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, Francis Writer in Residence at Yale Fred Rogers Fairchild (1877–1966) economist Irving Fisher, economist William Francis Gray Swann, Anglo-American physicist 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 Samuel C. Harvey (1886–1953), M.D. (1911), Assistant Professor of Surgery (1920–1921), Associate Professor and acting Chairman of the Surgical Department (1921–1924), Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Chief Surgeon of Yale-New Haven Hospital (1924–1947), Full Professor (1924–1950), Editor of the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine (1950–1953). [160 ] Orvan Hess, M.D. (1906–2002), practitioner and researcher at the Yale School of Medicine, known for the fetal heart monitor Paul Hindemith, composer, musician, conductor, music theorist Rene Edward De Russy Hoyle, U.S. Army Major General G. Evelyn Hutchinson, zoologist, considered to be the father of modern limnology Donald Kagan, historian of ancient Greece Louis I. Kahn, architect Shizuo Kakutani, mathematician, Kakutani fixed-point theorem Deen Kemsley, taught at Yale School of Management for a year in 2003, currently teaches at A.B. Freeman School of Business Paul Kennedy, historian Joseph LaPalombara, Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science and Management Emeritus Alvin Lustig, graphic designer [161 ] Bronisław 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 Elmo Martin (1924–2009), linguist, developed the Yale Romanization system for transliterating Korean John S. Meyer, physician Neal E. Miller, James Rowland Angell Professor of Psychology James Mitchell, actor, played Palmer Cortlandt on All My Children Elting E. Morison, historian, essayist, military biographer, was Professor of History and American Studies as well as the master of Timothy Dwight College between 1966 and 1972 David Montgomery, Professor of History Edmund S. Morgan, Professor of History William Nordhaus (1963), economist William Odom, director, National Security Agency Arthur Okun, economist Oystein Ore, mathematician Aldo Parisot , musician and cellist Jaroslav Pelikan, historian, author of "The Christian Tradition" Peter C. Perdue, historian of Modern China Douglas W. Rae, political theorist Emir Rodríguez Monegal, professor of Latin American contemporary literature, founder of Mundo Nuevo Juan Rosai, professor of Pathology and Director of the Department of Anatomic Pathology at Yale University between 1985 and 1991 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 and anthropologist Vincent Scully, Sterling Professor Professor of the History of Art in Architecture Jonathan Spence, historian, author of "The Search For Modern China" Joan Steitz, biochemist, discoverer of snRNPs David Underdown, historian of 17th-century England Lee Watson, Broadway and Opera Lighting Designer, Author and Purdue University professor. Jay Winter, Charles J. Stille Professor of History; World War I specialist Paul Wolfowitz, political science instructor from 1970–72 C. Vann Woodward, professor of history Mary C. 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