FAMOUS UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO GRADUATES


    GRADUATES OF THE HUTCHINS COLLEGE
Luis W. Alvarez            S.B.  1932               Nobel Prize, Physics 1968
Studs Terkel               PhB   1932               oral historian of Americana, radio host
Martin Kamen               S.B.  1933               radiochemist, U. of California (Carbon 14 dating)
Herman Goldstine           S.B.  1933               mathematician, Moore School (1st electronic computer)
Paul A. Samuelson          A.B.  1935               Nobel Prize, Economics 1970 
Herbert C. Brown           S.B.  1936               Nobel Prize, Chemistry 1979
Herbert A. Simon           A.B.  1936               Nobel Prize, Economics 1978
Martin Gardner             A.B.  1936               columnist, Scientific American
Joseph Axelrod             A.B.  1937               humanities, education, SFSU
William H. McNeill         A.B.  1938               historian, Univ. of Chicago
Katharine Graham           A.B.  1938               publisher, Washington Post
Saul Bellow                Ex.   1939               Nobel Prize, Literature 1976
John Paul Stevens          A.B.  1941               justice, Supreme Court
Jack Steinberger           S.B.  1942               Nobel Prize, Physics 1988
George J. Stigler          S.B.  1942               Nobel Prize, Economics 1982
John Johnson               Ex.   1942               founder, Ebony
Patrick Suppes             S.B.  1943               logician, Stanford
Bernard Sahlins            A.B.  1943               founder, Second City actors troup
Richard Collins            PhB   1946               composer, author
Edward C. Hobbs            PhB   1946               theologian, Berkeley, Radcliff, Harvard
James Watson               PhB   1946               Quiz Kid; Nobel Prize, Physiology 1962 (DNA)

David Broder               A.B.  1947               journalist, Washington Post
Robert McCormick Adams     PhB   1947               secretary, Smithsonian Inst.
Harry M. Markowitz         PhB   1947               Nobel Prize, Economics 1990
Irwin Rose                 A.B.  1948               Nobel Prize, Chemistry 2004
Richard C. Atkinson        PhB.  1948               president, Univ. of California
George Steiner             A.B.  1948               essayist
Don Finkel                 Ex.   1948               poet, George Washington Univ. in St. Louis
Robert H. Bork             A.B.  1948               federal judge
Donald Osterbrock          PhB   1948               astronomer, Lick Observatory
Anil Nerode                A.B.  1949               mathematician, logician, Cornell (Myhill-Nerode theorem)
Allan Bloom                A.B.  1949               social critic, student of Leo Strauss          
Seth Benardete             A.B.  1949               scholar of Plato & Greek drama, student of Leo Strauss, NYU
Richard Rorty              A.B.  1949               philosopher, Stanford
Leo Treitler               A.B.  1950               musicologist, CUNY
Alan Fern                  A.B.  1950               director, National Portrait Gallery
John Schultz               A.B.  1950               superintendent, Lick Observatory
Severn Darden              A.B.  1950               actor ("The President's Analyst")
Eunice Kennedy             Ex.   1950               the president's sister
Jerome I. Friedman         A.B.  1950               Nobel Prize, Physics 1990

Amélie Oksenberg Rorty     A.B.  1951               philosopher, Brandeis
Susan Sontag               A.B.  1951               novelist, filmmaker
Gerald Wasserburg          S.B.  1951               scientist, Cal Tech & NASA
Emanuel Savas              A.B.  1951               ass. sec. of HUD; prof. CUNY
Paul Sills                 A.B.  1951               co-founder Compass Players, Second City
Gonzalo de Lozada          A.B.  1952               president of Bolivia
Howard Howland             A.B.  1952               vision physiologist, Cornell
A. Steven McGrade          A.B.  1953               philosophy, Cambridge Univ., expert on Wm. of Ockham
Skee Farnsworth            Ex.   1953               pop musician, audio engineer
Mike Nichols               Ex.   1953               actor, director                   
Elaine May                 Ex.   1953               actress, movie director
Joel Kupperman             A.B.  1954               Quiz Kid; philosophy, Univ. of Connecticut
Carl Sagan                 A.B.  1954               astronomer
Philip Glass               A.B.  1956               composer
Lynn Margulis              A.B.  1957               evolutionary biologist
Seymour Hersh              A.B.  1958               investigative reporter (My Lai, Perle, Abu Ghraib), NYT, New Yorker
Philip Kaufman             A.B.  1958               movie director, The Right Stuff
Leon Kass                  S.B.  1958               [neo-con] chair, President's Council on Bioethics
Robert E. Lucas            A.B.  1959               Nobel Prize, Economics 1995
Adamantios Androutsopoulos Ex.   1959               prime minister of Greece
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi    A.B.  1960               psychologist
Ferdinand Sax              A.B.  1962               professional student

TOO EARLY - GRADUATES OF THE COLLEGE (BEFORE IT WAS HUTCHINS-IZED) Clinton Joseph Davisson S.B. 1909 Nobel Prize, Physics 1937 Edwin Hubble S.B. 1910 astronomer Robert Redfield A.B. 1920 anthropologist Roy Grinker, Sr. S.B. 1921 psychoanalist John Gunther PhB 1922 journalist ("Inside Europe") H. D. Lasswell S.B. 1922 political scientist Henry Steele Commager PhB 1923 historian Perry Miller A.B. 1928 historian, Harvard ("The New England Mind") James T. Farrell S.B. 1929 novelist Joseph Schwab PhB 1930 teacher in Hutchins College (philosophy, natural science) Robert R. Palmer PhB 1931 historian John Scopes Ex. 1931 high-school science teacher ("Monkey Trial"), geologist Edward Levi A.B. 1932 U.S. attorney general Studs Terkel PhB 1932 author, radio host TOO LATE - GRADUATES OF THE COLLEGE (AFTER HUTCHINS ERA) Larry Ellison Ex. 1966 CEO, Oracle Michael Powell Ex. 1968 founder, Powell's Books Dan Hertzberg A.B. 1968 managing editor, Wall Street Journal Karen Katen A.B. 1970 president of Pfizer Frank Wilczek A.B. 1970 Nobel Prize, Physics 2004 Paul Volberding A.B. 1971 AIDS researcher Robert Pirsig "Zen and Art of Motorcycle" novelist Tom Campbell A.B. 1973 congressman, California Casey Cowell A.B. 1975 founder U.S. Robotics David Axelrod A.B. 1976 political consultant, top adviser to Barack Obama 2004 & 2008 Michael Sugrue A.B. 1979 historian, Princeton John Podhoretz A.B. 1982 [neo con] editor, New York Post, student of Leo Strauss David Brooks A.B. 1983 columnist, NYT and NPR David Auburn A.B. 1991 playwright ("Proof") Joshua Cooper Ramo A.B. 1992 senior editor, Time NOT COLLEGE - GRADUATES BUT ONLY ADVANCED DEGREES Robert S. Mulliken Ph.D. 1921 Nobel Prize, Chemistry 1966 William Sheldon Jr. Ph.D. 1926, M.D. 1934 theory of body types Saunders Mac Lane S.M. 1931 mathematician (category theory) Milton Friedman S.M. 1933 Nobel Prize, Economics 1976 Norman Maclean Ph.D. 1940 author David Rockefeller Ph.D. 1940 banker Roger W. Sperry Ph.D. 1941 Nobel Prize, Physiology 1981 Fred Ikle M.A. 1948, Ph.D. 1950 U.S. undersecretray of state for policy Marvin L. Goldberger Ph.D. 1948 dir., Institute for Advanced Study Chen Ning Yang Ph.D. 1948 Nobel Prize, Physics 1957 Owen Chamberlain Ph.D. 1949 Nobel Prize, Physics 1959 Andrew Marshall A.M. 1949 dir., Office of Net Assessment, Dept. of Defense James M. Buchanan Jr. Ph.D. 1948 Nobel Prize, Economics 1986 Daniel E. Koshland Ph.D. 1949 editor, Science Ramsey Clark A.M. 1950, J.D. 1951 U.S. attorney general Tsung-Dao Lee Ph.D. 1950 Nobel Prize, Physics 1957 Peter G. Peterson MBA 1951 U.S. secretary of commerce Abner J. Mikva J.D. 1951 congressman, Illinois Patsy Mink J.D. 1951 congresswoman, Hawaii F. Sherwood Rowland S.M. 1951, Ph.D. 1952 Nobel Prize, Chemistry 1995 Beryl Sprinkel MBA 1952 chair, Council of Economic Advisors James Cronin S.M. 1953, Ph.D. 1955 Nobel Prize, Physics 1980 Gary Becker A.M. 1953, Ph.D. 1955 Nobel Prize, Economics 1992 Paul Cohen S.M. 1954, Ph.D. 1958 mathematician (indep. of continuum hyp.) Philip Roth A.M. 1955 novelist William Dement M.D. 1955, Ph.D. 1958 physiologist (REM sleep) Kenneth Dam J.D. 1957 dep. secretary, U.S. Treasury and State Dept. James Hormel J.D. 1958 U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg Mildred Dresselhaus Ph.D. 1959 carbon physicist, MIT George E. Smith S.M. 1956, Ph.D. 1959 Nobel Prize, Physics 2009 (CCD imaging chip) James F. Hoge Jr. A.M. 1961 editor, Foreign Affairs Henry Bienen A.M. 1962, Ph.D. 1966 president, Northwestern Univ. Daniel C. Tsui S.M. 1963, Ph.D. 1967 Nobel Prize, Physics 1998 Myron Scholes MBA 1964, Ph.D. 1970 Nobel Prize, Economics 1997 Abram Shulsky M.A. 1966, Ph.D. 1972 [neo-con] dir., Pentagon Off. of Special Plans, student of Leo Strauss & Allan Bloom John Ashcroft J.D. 1967 [neo-con] U.S. attorney general Ahmed Chalabi Ph.D. 1969 [neo-con] leader, Iraqi Nat. Cong., student of Wolfstetter Donald Carl Johanson A.M. 1970, Ph.D. 1974 anthropologist, discovered "Lucy" Ronald Calinger Ph.D. 1971 historian of mathematics Kurt Vonnegut Jr. A.M. 1971 novelist Ralph Neas J.D. 1971 president, People for the American Way Robert Barnett J.D. 1971 top Washington lawyer, book agent, advisor to politicians Paul D. Wolfowitz Ph.D. 1972 [neo-con] U.S. dep. sec. of def., student of Wohlstetter, Leo Strauss, & Allan Bloom Carol Moseley Braun J.D. 1972 U.S. senator Jon S. Corzine MBA 1973 U.S. senator Brad Cox Ph.D. 1973 computer scientist (Objective-C language) Marc Seifer M.A. 1974 biographer of Nikola Tesla Michael Mobbs J.D. 1974 advisor, Dept. of Defense Detainee Policy Group Jeremiah Wright A.M. 1975 Paster of Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago William J. Bennett J.D. 1975 [neo-con] U.S. secretary of education Gary Schmitt M.A. 1976, Ph.D. 1980 [neo-con] exec. dir., Project for the New American Century (PNAC) David Kessler J.D. 1978 commissioner, U.S. Food & Drug Admin. Zalmay Khalilzad Ph.D. 1978 [neo-con] counsellor to Sec. Rumsfeld, ambas. Afghanistan, student of Wohlstetter Daniel Levin J.D. 1981 senior lawyer, Dept. of Justice, fought W.H. on legalization of torture (2004) Gary Edson J.D. 1982 Deputy National Security Advisor to Pres. Bush John Grunsfeld S.M. 1984, Ph.D. 1988 NASA astronaut James Comey J.D. 1985 Dep. Attorney-General, refused to certify NSA domestic surveillance (2004) James C. Ho J.D. 1999 [neo-con] Justice Dept., wrote opinion that Taliban/al-Qaeda outside Geneva Conv.
   


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