List of University of Michigan law and government alumni


List of University of Michigan law and government alumni

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This is a partial list of notable alumni in law, government and public policy from the University of Michigan. Please refer also to the below list:

Legislators

*Donald M. Baker, (BA, MA, LAW: JD ) had a hand in almost every major piece of legislation about labor, education and poverty of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Was Chief Counsel for the Office of Economic Opportunity as President Lyndon B. Johnson muscled through many of the domestic programs that came to touch nearly every American's life. Mr. Baker, working primarily under Sargent Shriver at OEO and under committee chairman Carl Perkins (D-Ky.), oversaw such landmark legislation as the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, key additions to the Civil Rights Act, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and many school busing, family planning, jobs and anti-poverty programs.
*Andrea Barthwell (MED: MD) was Deputy Drug Czar under President George W. Bush. She resigned in July 2004 with an interest in running for United States Senate from Illinois.
*Robert J. Battista (LAW: JD 1964) - Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board Chairman. Battista was appointed by President Bush and confirmed by the Senate to serve as Chairman of Board for a term expiring December 16, 2007. The NLRB administers the nation's primary labor relations law, the National Labor Relations Act of 1935. Mr. Battista is known for his rabidly anti-worker decisions and has faced wide criticism for his flawed arguments. (NYTimes, 12/23/07)
*Marcel Benavides, Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago, representing City of Chicago police officers
*Alvin M. Bentley, (B.A. 1940, M.A. 1963). Bentley was elected to the Eighty-third Congress, and to the three succeeding Congresses, serving from January 3, 1953 to January 3, 1961. In 1966, while pursuing a doctoral degree at Michigan, Governor George W. Romney appointed him to UM's board of regents.
*William J. Bogaard (LAW: JD 1965) - Mayor of Pasadena.
*Howard L. Bost, 1955 (Ph. D.), historic architect of Medicare and job-related benefits for workers. Michigan awarded him the nation's first doctorate in medical economics.
*Lyman James Briggs (MA Physics 1895), Now chiefly known for heading the Briggs Advisory Committee on Uranium (widely known as the Uranium Committee or the Advisory Committee) and for the ( [http://www.lymanbriggs.msu.edu] ) Lyman Briggs School of Science at Michigan State University named in his honor. He worked as a civil servant for the U.S. Government for 49 years.
*William J. Bulow (LAW: JD 1893). He was the first Democratic Governor of South Dakota and then went on to serve as a member of the United States Senate.
*Arleigh Burke , (COE: MSE) World War II Naval hero. Served an unprecedented 3 terms as Chief of Naval Operations during the administration of John F. Kennedy
*Charles W. Burson (B.A.) (political science) was a legal counsel and Chief of Staff to Vice President Al Gore. He assumed the position in of legal counsel from Kumiki Gibson in February 1997 after serving almost a decade as Tennessee Attorney General. In 1999 Burson became Gore's Chief of Staff. In 1984 he was the chairman of Gore's senatorial campaign. Before joining the White House, Charles Burson held a variety of public and private roles: in 1988 he was appointed the Tennessee Attorney General; he was a member of the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners, a member of the Tennessee Code Commission and a member of the Commission on the Future of the Judicial System.
*William W. Cook (LAW: A.B. 1880, JD 1882) - Member of the New York Bar. Donor to the law school of the William W. Cook Law Quadrangle.
*Harry M. Daugherty (LL.B. 1880), United States Attorney General
*Terry Davis (BUS: MBA 1962) - Member of Britain's Parliament for 28 years, now Secretary General of the Council of Europe and human rights activist.
*Donald McDonald Dickinson (LAW: JD 1867) - Accepted the appointment as United States Postmaster General, under Grover Cleveland, serving from January 6, 1888, until the end of Cleveland's first term in 1889.
*Howard Flight, (BUS: MBA) and British MP. Holds 11 directorships. In September 2001, he was appointed Shadow Paymaster General and in July 2002 was promoted to Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
*Gerald R. Ford, (B. A. 1935, HLLD 1974), the 38th U.S. president, studied economics and political science. He played center on Michigan's football team and was the team's most valuable player in 1934.
*Harold Ford Jr. (LAW: JD 1996) - Congressman representing Tennessee's 9th District.
*Richard A. "Dick" Gephardt (LAW: JD 1965) - Former United States House Minority Leader.
*Stephen Goldsmith (LAW: JD) - Marion County district attorney for 12 years and later two-term mayor of Indianapolis (1992-1999). Appointed to a senior fellow at the Milken Institute (a a nonprofit, independent economic think tank) in 2006. His work in Indianapolis has been cited as a national model.
*Henry Thomas Hazard (LAW: LLd 1868) elected Mayor of Los Angeles in 1888.
*John L. Henshaw, (SPH: M.P.H. 1974). Serves as assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, heading up the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
*Alex Joel, (LAW: JD) named , in 2006, as the first civil-liberties protection officer for the United States Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Spent four years as an officer in the Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps, working as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney. He later worked in the Central Intelligence Agency's general counsel's office.
*Philip Lader (LSA: MA) - United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom 1997-2001. House Deputy Chief of Staff and Deputy Director for Management of the Office of Management and Budget 1993-1994. From October 1994 until 1997 he was the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
*Timothy D. Leulitte (BUS: MBA 1976) - Chairman of The Board, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
*Estefania Aldaba-Lim (Ph.D.) the first female Filipino Cabinet secretary serving as social services and development secretary from 1971 to 1977. She was also the first Filipino clinical psychologist. She played prominent roles as the former assistant secretary general of the United Nations Children's Fund's International Year of the Child. Was President of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines. She also founded the Museo Pambata in Manila. In 1948 she set up the Institute of Human Relations at Philippine Women's University. Ms. Aldaba-Lim became was the first woman to become special ambassador to the United Nations, with the rank of assistant secretary general during the International Year of the Child in 1979. She received the UN Peace Medal Award from then Secretary General Kurt Waldheim.
*Robert Meeropol son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
*Bill Mitchell (LAW: JD) - Former Kansas state legislator and was speaker of the Kansas House from 1960 to 1962. He served in the Kansas House from 1957 to 1962 and was chairman of the Kansas Corporation Commission, serving from 1963 to 1968.
*Julius Sterling Morton, A.B. 1854, US Secretary of Agriculture under President Grover Cleveland and founder of the National Holiday known as Arbor Day.
*Frank Murphy (LAW: JD 1914) - United States Attorney General under Franklin D. Roosevelt and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
*David L. Norquist, (A.B., M.A), was nominated (http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/01/20060117-4.html) January 17, 2006, by President George W. Bush to be Chief Financial Officer at the Department of Homeland Security.
*Edward Charles Pierce (BA 1955; MED: MD 1959) (3 Jan. 1930-4 July 2002) was a politician and physician from the U.S. state of Michigan. He was elected to the Michigan State Senate from the state's eighteenth district in 1978, and held the seat through 1982. In the State Senate, Pierce served as chairman of the Health and Social Services Committee and as vice chairman of the Senate Administration and Rules Committee and the Education Committee.
*Lloyd Welch Pogue (LAW: JD 1926) was called “the nation's leading authority on civil aviation.” In 1938, the year the Civil Aeronautics Authority was formed in Washington, D.C. Welch was named assistant general counsel of the CAA, then general counsel and chief lawyer of the agency. In 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt named Welch to the Civil Aeronautics Board - now the Federal Aviation Administration - and reappointed him chairman for four successive, important years. In Chicago in December 1944, Pogue represented the United States at the key International Civil Aviation Conference, which established English as the international air traffic control language and implemented other rules for international flights. At the conference, representatives from 55 nations negotiated agreements on how international aviation would operate in the post-World War II period. Aviation author James Parry described Pogue as "truly ... a living legend and a founding father of the international civil aviation system."
*Kenneth E. Reeves (LAW: JD) - Appointed mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2006. A city councilor since 1989, Reeves previously served as mayor of Cambridge between 1992 and 1995.
*Harvey S. Rosen (A.B. 1970), served as Chair of President Bush's Council of Economic Advisers. Served as the deputy assistant secretary for tax analysis in the Department of the Treasury under President George H.W. Bush from 1989 to 1991.
*Joe Schwarz (B.A. History: 1959), Republican US Congressman, MI-7th (2005-2007), Michigan State Senator (1987-2002)--as of 4/2007 he is Chairman of the Board of the U of M Alumni Association.
*George Sutherland (LAW: 1883) - Associate Justice of the Supreme Court.
*Fred Upton (BA), Republican US Congressman, MI-6th (southwest Michigan)
*William Vajda, (GFSPP: ) Was named Chief Information Officer at the U.S. Department of Education by U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings. In his new position, Vajda will lead the Department's information technology (IT) efforts and serve as an advisor to the Secretary and the Deputy and Under Secretaries. Previously, Vajda held senior positions at the Department of Defense and Department of Treasury, in addition to the private sector.
*Arthur H. Vandenberg (LAW: JD) - Republican US Senator; was instrumental in creation of the United Nations in 1945. In 1947, at the start of the Cold War, Vandenberg became chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In that position, he cooperated with the Truman administration in forging bipartisan support for the Truman Doctrine, the Marshall Plan, and NATO.
*Kapila Vatsyayan (MA) scholar of classical Indian dance and Indian art and architecture, former Rajya Sabha M.P.
*Atchana Waiquamdee, (Ph.D Economics) appointed in 2006 as deputy governor of the Bank of Thailand. Dr Atchana started her career as a lecturer at Thammasat University in 1981.
*Miriam Defensor-Santiago, Philippine Senator and activist.

Governors

*George Ariyoshi (LAW: JD), third Governor of Hawaii
*Theodore Gilmore Bilbo, (LAW: ) a Senator from Mississippi; member, State senate 1908-1912; elected lieutenant Governor 1912-1916; twice elected Governor and served 1916-1920 and 1928-1932; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1934, 1940 and again in 1946 and served from January 3, 1935, until his death in New Orleans on August 21, 1947; did not take the oath of office in 1947 at the beginning of the Eightieth Congress; chairman, Committee on District of Columbia (Seventy-eighth and Seventy-ninth Congresses), Committee on Pensions (Seventy-eighth Congress);
*William John Bulow, (LAW: JD 1893) a Senator from South Dakota; member, State senate 1899; mayor of Beresford 1912-1913; county judge of Union County, S.Dak., 1918; Governor of South Dakota 1927-1931; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1930; reelected in 1936 and served from March 4, 1931, to January 3, 1943; chairman, Committee on the Civil Service (Seventy-third through Seventy-seventh Congresses);
*David Francis Cargo (BA 1951, MA 1953; LAW: LLB 1957). Governor of New Mexico, 1967-71. New Mexico State House of Representatives Albuquerque (1963-67).
*John Cherry (MPA 1984), Lt. Governor of the state of Michigan, and former state senator
*Frank Collins Emerson (COE: BSE) was the Governor of the US state of Wyoming from 1927 until his death.
*Cushman Kellogg Davis, (AB 1857) a Senator from Minnesota; studied law; assistant adjutant general 1862-1864; moved to St. Paul, Minn., in 1865; member, State house of representatives 1867; United States district attorney 1868-1873; Governor of Minnesota 1874-1875; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1886; reelected in 1892 and again in 1898, and served from March 4, 1887, until his death on November 27, 1900; chairman, Committee on Pensions (Fiftieth through Fifty-second Congresses), Committee on Territories (Fifty-fourth Congress), Committee on Foreign Relations (Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Congresses); member of the commission which met in Paris, France, in September 1898 to arrange terms of peace after the war between the United States and Spain;
*Thomas E. Dewey (B.A. 1923), Governor of New York and 1948 Republican Presidential nominee
*Woodbridge Nathan Ferris, (MED: MD 1874) a Senator from Michigan; He established the Ferris Industrial School in 1884 and served as president; president of the Big Rapids Savings Bank; Governor of Michigan 1913-1916; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1922 and served from March 4, 1923, until his death in 1928.
*Martha Wright Griffiths, (LAW: JD 1940) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; elected to the Michigan state house of representatives, 1948-1952; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-fourth and to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1955-December 31, 1974); lieutenant Governor of Michigan, 1982-1991;
*Patrick Henry Kelley, (LAW: JD 1900) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; member of the State board of education 1901-1905; State superintendent of public instruction 1905-1907; Lieutenant Governor of Michigan 1907-1911; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1923);
*Oren Ethelbirt Long, (AB 1916) a Senator from Hawaii; superintendent of public instruction, Territory of Hawaii 1934-1946; secretary of Territory of Hawaii 1946-1951; appointed Governor of Territory of Hawaii 1951-1953; member and vice chairman, Hawaii Statehood Commission 1954-1956; territorial senator, Territory of Hawaii 1956-1959; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate on July 28, 1959; upon the admission of Hawaii as a State into the Union on August 21, 1959, drew the four-year term beginning on that day and ending January 3, 1963;
*Ernest Whitworth Marland, (LAW: JD 1893) a Congressional Representative from Oklahoma; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 31, 1935); elected Governor of Oklahoma in 1934 for the four-year term commencing January 14, 1935;
*George de Rue Meiklejohn, (LAW: JD 1880) a Congressional Representative from Nebraska; member of the State senate 1884-1888 and served as its president 1886-1888; chairman of the Republican State convention of 1887; chairman of the Republican State central committee in 1887 and 1888; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska 1889-1891; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1897); appointed by President McKinley as Assistant Secretary of War April 14, 1897, and served until March 1901, when he resigned;
*Walter Marcus Pierce, (MDNG?) a Congressional Representative from Oregon; attended the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; engaged in banking and in the power and light business 1898-1907; served in the Oregon senate 1903-1907 and 1917-1921; Governor of Oregon 1923-1927; member of the board of regents of Oregon State College 1905-1927; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1943);
*Robert Theodore Stafford, (AB: ) a Congressional Representative and a Senator from Vermont; deputy State attorney general 1953-1955; State attorney general 1955-1957; lieutenant Governor 1957-1959; Governor of Vermont 1959-1961; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh Congress in 1960; reelected to the five succeeding Congresses and served from January 3, 1961, until his resignation from the House of Representatives, September 16, 1971, to accept appointment the same day to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Winston L. Prouty; elected by special election January 7, 1972, to complete the unexpired term ending January 3, 1977; reelected in 1976 and again in 1982 for the term ending January 3, 1989;
*Charles Spalding Thomas, (LAW: JD 1871) a Senator from Colorado; member of the Democratic National Committee 1884-1896; Governor of Colorado 1899-1901; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1913 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Charles J. Hughes, Jr.; reelected in 1914, and served from January 15, 1913, to March 3, 1921; chairman, Committee on Woman Suffrage (Sixty-third and Sixty-fourth Congresses), Committee on Coast Defenses (Sixty-fifth Congress), Committee on Pacific Railroads (Sixty-sixth Congress);
*G. Mennen "Soapy" Williams (LAW: JD) - Six-term Democratic Governor of Michigan (1948-1960) and later Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice.
*Harriett Woods (AB 1949), Missouri's first female lieutenant governor. Woods, a Democrat, became Missouri’s lieutenant governor in 1984 and served one term as the state’s No. 2 executive. Before that, she served eight years in the state Senate, two years on a state transportation commission and eight years on the University City Council. At Michigan, she was the first female editor of the college newspaper.

Ambassadors

*H. Gardner Ackley,(MA, PhD) formerly the Henry Carter Adams Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Political Economy. A member of the U-M faculty for 43 years, Ackley was a leader in national economic affairs for several decades, including serving as an adviser to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. An expert on the Italian economy, he also was ambassador to Italy.
*Emilio Cárdenas (LAW: LLM 1966) Between 1992 and 1996, he served in a variety of capacities at the United Nations. He was appointed Ambassador and Argentina’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Argentina’s Ambassador to Dominica and Guyana. As such, he was a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for two years (1994-1995).
*John R. Dawson (BA 1973), US Ambassador to Peru, 2002-03
*Robert F. Ellsworth (LAW: JD 1949) a Congressional Representative from Kansas; assistant to vice chairman, Federal Maritime Board in 1953 and 1954; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1967); National Political Director of the Presidential Campaign in 1968; special assistant to President Nixon, 1969; Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with rank of Ambassador, 1969-1971; general partner in Lazard Freres and Co. of New York City; Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs), 1974-1975; nominated by President Ford to be Deputy Secretary of Defense and served in that capacity from December 1975 until January 1977; vice chairman of the council, 1977-1990, chairman, 1990-1996, vice president, 1996 to present, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London, England; appointed to the U.S.-China Economic Security Review Commission, 2003 to present;
*Homer Samuel Ferguson, (AB 1913) a Senator from Michigan; circuit judge of the circuit court for Wayne County, Mich., 1929-1942; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1942; reelected in 1948 and served from January 3, 1943, to January 3, 1955; Ambassador to the Philippines 1955-1956; judge of the United States Court of Military Appeals at Washington, D.C., 1956-1971.
*James Goodby or James Eugene Goodby (MDNG: 1951-1952) US Ambassador to Finland, 1980-81.
*David Hermelin, (BUS: BBA 1958) - Entrepreneur, philanthropist and former United States Ambassador to Norway. Ross School benefactor.
*Aubrey Hooks (MA 1984) US Ambassador to Ivory Coast
*Philip Lader (LSA: MA) - United States Ambassador to the United Kingdom
*Melvyn Levitsky, (BA) a retired Career Minister in the U.S. Foreign Service, teaches international relations at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and is Senior Fellow of the School’s International Policy Center. During his 35-year career as a U.S. diplomat, Ambassador Levitsky was Ambassador to Brazil from 1994-98 and before that held such senior positions as Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics Matters, Executive Secretary of the State Department, Ambassador to Bulgaria, Deputy Director of the Voice of America, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights.
*Douglas L. McElhaney (BA International Affairs) United States Ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina from 2004-Present. Entered the Foreign Service in 1975.
*William Bryant Milam (MA 1970) US Ambassador to Pakistan, 1998-2001
*Thomas J. Miller (Ph. D) U.S. ambassador to Greece. He was also U.S. ambassador to Bosnia-Herzegovina.
*Robert G. Neumann also know as Robert Gerhard Neumann. (Ph.D 1946). Formerly United States Ambassador to Afghanistan 1969-73. Administrator: Director, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University (1976-81).US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (Jun-1981 to Jul-1981), US Ambassador to Morocco (1973-76).
*David George Newton (MA 1970) US Ambassador to Iraq, 1984-88
*Clark T. Randt, Jr. (LAW: JD 1975) US Ambassador to China, 2001-
*Margaret Scobey (Ph.D ) US Ambassador to Syria
*Marshall D. Shulman, (A.B. 1937) the principal architect of Columbia University’s Russian studies program. Dr. Shulman was the longest serving director of the Russian Institute at Columbia, which became the W. Averell Harriman Institute for Advanced Study of the Soviet Union in 1982, after Dr. Shulman persuaded Mr. Harriman and his wife, Pamela, to endow the institute with $11.5 million. He also held the rank of ambassador as the principal adviser on Soviet matters to Secretary of State Cyrus R. Vance in the Carter administration and was a speechwriter for Secretary of State Dean G. Acheson in the Truman administration. His best known book, “Stalin’s Foreign Policy Reappraised” (1963), was a staple in Soviet studies for many years, and his 1966 book of lectures, “Beyond the Cold War,” foreshadowed the détente between the Soviet Union and the United States that occurred during the Nixon administration.
*William Graves Sharp, (LAW: JD 1881) a Congressional Representative from Ohio; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-first, Sixty-second, and Sixty-third Congresses and served from March 4, 1909, to July 23, 1914, when he resigned to become Ambassador to France, in which capacity he served until April 14, 1919;
*Edwin Uhl ,Acting US Secretary of State and Ambassador to Germany during the Cleveland Administration.
*Gary Waissi (COE: Ph.D.), dean of ASU's School of Global Management and Leadership at the West campus, has earned recognition as Knight, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland in 2006. The recognition was awarded by the President of the Republic of Finland, Tarja Halonen, and is based on civilian accomplishments while Waissi served as Honorary Consul of Finland in Michigan from 1998 to 2006.
*Ronald N. Weiser (BUS: BBA 1966) - Former US Ambassador to Slovak Republic. Founder of McKinley Associates.

Federal Reserve/FDIC/OCC/Treasury

*John C. Dugan (A.B. 1977); sworn in as the 29th Comptroller of the Currency in August 2005. The Comptroller of the Currency is the administrator of national banks and chief officer of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). The OCC supervises 1,900 federally chartered commercial banks and about 50 federal branches and agencies of foreign banks in the United States, comprising more than half the assets of the commercial banking system. The Comptroller also serves as a director of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, and the Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation.
*Howard Flight, (BUS: MBA) and British MP. Holds 11 directorships. In September 2001, he was appointed Shadow Paymaster General and in July 2002 was promoted to Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
*William C. Handorf (BUS: MBA 1967) - Member, Board of Directors, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.
*George M. Humphrey, United States Secretary of the Treasury during the Eisenhower Administration.
*Donald Kohn, (Ph.D. 1971). Joined the Federal Reserve System in 1970; member of Board of Governors since 2002, Vice-Chairman since 2006
*Timothy D. Leulitte, (BUS: MBA 1976), Chairman of The Board, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
*Rob Portman (LAW: JD 1984) - formerly the United States Trade Representative(USTR), a post carrying the rank of Ambassador. Nominated by President Bush, and confirmed by the US Senate in 2006, as the Director of the United States Office of Management and Budget, or OMB.
*Martha Seger (BUS: BBA 1954, MBA 1955, Ph.D. 1971) - Former governor of the Federal Reserve Bank.
*L. William Seidman (BUS: MBA 1949) - Former head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), vice chairman and CFO of the Phelps Dodge Corporation (1977–1982), and managing partner of Seidman & Seidman, Certified Public Accountants in New York (1968–1974).

Judiciary

*Jackson Leroy Adair, (LAW: JD 1911) a Congressional Representative from Illinois; member of the State senate 1928-1932; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third and Seventy-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1937); appointed United States district judge for the southern district of Illinois in 1937 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and served until his death in Quincy, Ill., January 19, 1956;
*Prudence Carter Beaty, US Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of New York Prudence Carter Beatty
*Jackson Burton Chase, (LAW: LLB 1913) a Congressional Representative from Nebraska; assistant attorney general of Nebraska in 1921 and 1922; member of the State house of representatives in 1933 and 1934; served as a major, Judge Advocate General’s Department, 1942-1945; chairman of Nebraska Liquor Control Commission in 1945 and 1946; judge of the fourth judicial district court of Nebraska, 1946-1954; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-fourth Congress (January 3, 1955-January 3, 1957); again elected judge of the fourth judicial district court of Nebraska 1956-1960;
*John Logan Chipman (1843-1845) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; attorney of the police board of Detroit 1867-1879; elected judge of the superior court of Detroit May 1, 1879; reelected in 1885 and served until 1887, when he resigned, having been elected to Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Fiftieth and to the three succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1887, until his death in Detroit, Mich., on August 17, 1893; interment in Elmwood Cemetery, Detroit, Mich.
*George Pierre Codd, (AB 1891) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; mayor of Detroit in 1905 and 1906; circuit judge of Wayne County 1911-1921; regent of the University of Michigan in 1910 and 1911; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-seventh Congress (March 4, 1921-March 3, 1923); again elected circuit judge of Wayne County in 1924 and served until his death in Detroit, Mich., on February 16, 1927.
*Avern Cohn (LAW: JD 1949) - Appointed a district judge for the United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, by President Jimmy Carter in 1979.
*Louis Convers Cramton, (LAW: JD 1899) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; law clerk of the State senate three terms; deputy commissioner of railroads of Michigan in 1907; secretary of the Michigan Railroad Commission from September 1907 to January 1, 1909; member of the State house of representatives in 1909 and 1910; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-third and to the eight succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1931); circuit judge of the fortieth judicial circuit from November 21, 1934, to December 31, 1941;
*Irene Cortes, (LL.M, S.J.D.) an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 1987-1990 and the first female dean of the University of the Philippines College of Law;
*Shepard J. Crumpacker, Jr., (LAW: JD 1941) a Congressional Representative from Indiana; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-second, Eighty-third, and Eighty-fourth Congresses (January 3, 1951-January 3, 1957); appointed judge of the St. Joseph Superior Court and served from 1977-1985;
*Cristobal C. Duenas (LAW: JD 1952), appointed judge of the U.S. District Court of Guam. Duenas was judge of the Island Court of Guam, and was previously director of the Department of Land Management.
*Robert Emory Evans, (LAW: JD 1886) a Congressional Representative from Nebraska; prosecuting attorney of Dakota County in 1895; resigned to become judge of the eighth judicial district, in which capacity he served from 1895 to 1899; president of the Nebraska State Bar Association in 1919; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1923); elected judge of the supreme court from the third district of Nebraska in 1924;
*Homer Samuel Ferguson, (AB 1913) a Senator from Michigan; circuit judge of the circuit court for Wayne County, Mich., 1929-1942; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1942; reelected in 1948 and served from January 3, 1943, to January 3, 1955; Ambassador to the Philippines 1955-1956; judge of the United States Court of Military Appeals at Washington, D.C., 1956-1971.
*George Ford, (LAW: JD 1869) a Congressional Representative from Indiana; elected as a Democrat to the Forty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1885-March 3, 1887); elected judge of the superior court of St. Joseph County in 1914;
*Ralph McKenzie Freeman (LAW: LL.B. 1926) was a Judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Judge Freeman was nominated by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower on May 10 1954, to a newly-created seat and was confirmed by the Senate on June 8 1954. He received his commission on June 10 1954. Freeman served as chief judge from 1967 to 1972 and assumed senior status on July 1 1973.
*Ronald Murray Gould (LAW: 1973) is a federal appeals judge who has served on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals since 1999. Gould was nominated by President Bill Clinton. He was confirmed by the Senate on November 17 and received his commission on November 22.
*Byron Berry Harlan, (LAW: JD 1909; LS&A: 1911a Congressional Representative from Ohio; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-second and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1931-January 3, 1939); chairman, Committee on Revision of the Laws (Seventy-second and Seventy-third Congresses); appointed judge of the Tax Court of the United States in 1946 to his death in Williamsport, Pa., November 11, 1949;
*James Harvey, (LAW: LLB 1948) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh and to the six succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 31, 1974); appointed by President Richard Nixon as a United States District Court judge for the Eastern District, Michigan, 1974-1984; United States Senior District judge, 1984-2002;
*Guy Tresillian Helvering, (LAW: JD 1906) a Congressional Representative from Kansas; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third, Sixty-fourth, and Sixty-fifth Congresses (March 4, 1913-March 3, 1919); Democratic State chairman 1930-1934; mayor of Salina, Kans., from February 15, 1926, until his resignation on December 8, 1930; State highway director in 1931 and 1932; appointed Commissioner of Internal Revenue by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933 and served until his appointment as a Federal district judge for Kansas in 1943, in which capacity he was serving at the time of his death in Washington, D.C., on July 4, 1946.
*Douglas W. Hillman (LAW: JD 1948), practiced law in Grand Rapids for 30 years before President Carter appointed him to the federal court in 1979. He retired from the bench in 2002.
*Jay Abel Hubbell, (AB 1853) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; prosecuting attorney of Houghton County 1861-1867; elected as a Republican to the Forty-third and to the four succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1873-March 3, 1883); chairman, Committee on Expenditures in the Department of the Interior (Forty-seventh Congress); member of the State senate 1885-1887; served as circuit judge of the twelfth judicial circuit from January 1, 1894, to December 31, 1899, when he resigned;
*William Leonard Hungate, (MDNG) a Congressional Representative from Missouri; born in Benton, Franklin County, Ill., December 14, 1922; special assistant attorney general, 1958-1964; elected simultaneously as a Democrat to the Eighty-eighth and to the Eighty-ninth Congress by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Clarence Cannon, and reelected to the five succeeding Congresses (November 3, 1964-January 3, 1977); professor, University of Missouri, St. Louis, Mo., 1977-1979; justice, United States district judge for the eastern district of Missouri, 1979-1992; president, American Bar Association’s National Conference of Federal Trial Judges, 1985-1986;
*Edwin William Keightley, (LAW: JD 1865) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; appointed and subsequently elected judge of the fifteenth judicial circuit of Michigan in 1876 and served until 1877, having been elected to Congress; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth Congress (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1879); appointed by President Hayes Third Auditor of the United States Treasury Department and served from April 30, 1879, to April 30, 1885, when he resigned;
*Moses Pierce Kinkaid, (LAW: JD 1876) a Congressional Representative from Nebraska; member of the State senate in 1883; district judge 1887-1900; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-eighth and to the nine succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1903, until his death in Washington, D.C., July 6, 1922; chairman, Committee on Irrigation of Arid Lands (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses);
*William Lewis, (MDNG) a Congressional Representative from Kentucky; studied law at the University of Kentucky at Lexington and at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor; member of State house of representatives in 1900 and 1901; Commonwealth attorney 1904-1909; circuit judge of the twenty-seventh judicial district of Kentucky 1909-1922 and 1928-1934; elected as a Republican to the Eightieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Marshall Robsion and served from April 24, 1948, to January 3, 1949;
*George A. Malcolm, (LAW: JD 1906) an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines from 1917-1936 and founder of the University of the Philippines College of Law;
*David Mills, (LAW: LLB 1867), was a Canadian Supreme Court judge. He served as Minister of the Interior in the Cabinet of Alexander Mackenzie from 1876 to 1878. Sir Wilfrid Laurier appointed Mills to the Canadian Senate after he lost his Commons seat in 1896, and appointed him to Cabinet as Minister of Justice and Leader of the Government in the Canadian Senate. He resigned from the Senate and Cabinet in 1902. He was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada on February 8, 1902, and served on the Court for one year until his death in 1903. He published The Present and Future Political Aspects of Canada in 1860 and The Blunders of the Dominion Government in connection with the North-West Territory in 1871.
*US Attorney General & US Supreme Court Justice Frank Murphy (LL.B. 1914)
*James Carson Needham, (LAW: JD 1889) a Congressional Representative from California; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-sixth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1899-March 3, 1913); appointed judge of the superior court of California January 1, 1919; elected to the same office in 1920 to fill an unexpired term; reelected in 1922 and again in 1926, and served until January 1, 1935;
*Samuel Ritter Peters, (LAW: JD 1867) a Congressional Representative from Kansas; mayor of Memphis in 1873; elected a member of the State senate in 1874 and served until his resignation in March 1875; appointed and subsequently elected judge of the ninth judicial district and served from 1875 until 1883, when he resigned; elected as a Republican to the Forty-eighth and to the three succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1883-March 3, 1891); postmaster of Newton 1898-1910; editor of the Newton Daily Kansas-Republican in 1899;
*Rosemary S. Pooler (LAW: JD) (born 1938), is a U.S. federal judge. In 1990, she was appointed as a Justice for the Fifth Judicial District Supreme Court. Four years later, she was appointed to the federal bench by President Bill Clinton, serving from 1994 to 1998, as federal district judge in the Northern District of New York. She received her current appointment as a Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in 1998.
*Joseph Very Quarles, (AB 1966; LAW: JD 1867) a Senator from Wisconsin; mayor of Kenosha 1876; member, State assembly 1879; member, State senate 1880-1882; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1899, to March 3, 1905; chairman, Committee on Transportation Routes to the Seaboard (Fifty-sixth Congress), Committee on the Census (Fifty-seventh and Fifty-eighth Congresses); appointed United States district judge for the eastern district of Wisconsin by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1905, and served until his death in Milwaukee, Wis., October 7, 1911;
*Ozora P. Stearns, (AB 1858, LAW: JD 1860) a Senator from Minnesota; mayor of Rochester 1866-1868; served in the Union Army during the Civil War as a lieutenant, and then colonel; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate on January 18, 1871, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Daniel S. Norton and served from January 23 to March 3, 1871; judge of the eleventh judicial district of Minnesota 1874-1895; regent of the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis 1890-1895;
*Justice George Sutherland, United States Supreme Court
*Clifford Taylor (BA) the Chief Justice of Michigan's Supreme Court. Taylor was appointed to the Court in 1997 by Republican Gov. John Engler and was re-elected in 2000 to serve an eight-year term. In 2004, he was first chosen by the justices to serve as Chief Justice. In 1992, Gov. Engler appointed him to the Michigan Court of Appeals where he served until his appointment to the Michigan Supreme Court. Taylor was also the co-author of West Publishing's Michigan Practice Guide on Torts.
*Larry D. Tompson (LAW: 1974), Deputy United States Attorney General.
*Carl May Weideman, (MDNG) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; attended the public schools and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor from 1914 until the outbreak of the First World War; delegate to the Democratic State conventions 1932-1944 and to the Democratic National Convention in 1940; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-third Congress (March 4, 1933-January 3, 1935); circuit judge for the third judicial circuit of the State of Michigan May 1, 1950-September 15, 1968;

Presidents

*Gerald R. Ford, (B. A. 1935, HLLD 1974), the 38th U.S. president, studied economics and political science. He played center on Michigan's football team and was the team's most valuable player in 1934.

Military

*Brigadier General Arthur M. Bartell, (AB 1977), United States Army, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, NY
*Margaret A. Brewer, (BA 1953). Brigadier General, Director of Women Marines; first female United States Marine Corps general officer
*Wilber Marion Brucker, (Bachelor's Degree; 1916),was US Secretary of the Army under President Eisenhower.
*Arleigh Burke, WW2 Naval Hero and later Chief of Naval Operations during the Kennedy Administration.
*Terrance T. Etnyre, (BA 1970) Admiral and commander of the Navy's surface forces.
*Elon Farnsworth, (1858) Union Brigadier General in the Cavalry. Killed at Gettysburg.
*Major General Robert M. Flanagan (AB 1971), commander, Marine Corps Air Bases, Eastern Area, Commanding General, Marine Corps Air Station, Cherry Point, North Carolina
*Commander Kirk Hornburg, (AB 1986), Deputy Director Navy Operations Center, United States Navy, Pentagon
*Paul J. Kern, (COE: MSE 1973). General, United States Army
*CDR Douglas W. Mikatarian, (AB 1986), Commander USS Boise, SSN 764, United States Navy, Norfolk, Virginia
*Benjamin D. Pritchard, (LAW: JD) the Civil War general who captured Jefferson Davis. Served two terms of office as the State Treasurer of Michigan from 1880 to 1884. In 1870, Pritchard organized the First National Bank of Allegan and served as its president until 1905. He then relinquished his shares in that bank and founded the First State Bank, which was the first bank in the county to be designated as a state depository. It was also the first savings bank, offering 4% interest to depositors; and the first bank to install safety deposit boxes.
*Hugh Richeson, (BUS: MBA 1949), U.S. Army brigadier general. His last active-duty assignment was as commanding general of the U.S. Army in Japan. In Korea in 1953, he commanded the 67th Ordnance Battalion of the Far East Command. Promoted to brigadier general in 1967, he went to Vietnam in May 1969 as deputy commanding general and later commanding general of the U.S. First Logistical Command in South Vietnam, which directed logistical support of all Army personnel in the country. He supervised about 70,000 soldiers and civilians.

Ministers

*Kamal Ahmed al-Ganzouri, former prime minister of Egypt.
*Lester Bird, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda from 1994 to 2004.
*Anson Burlingame, (MDNG?) a Congressional Representative from Massachusetts; attended Detroit branch of the University of Michigan; served in the State senate in 1852; elected as a candidate of the American Party to the Thirty-fourth Congress and as a Republican to the Thirty-fifth and Thirty-sixth Congresses (March 4, 1855-March 3, 1861); appointed Minister to Austria March 22, 1861, but was not accepted by the Austrian Government because of certain opinions he was known to entertain regarding Hungary and Sardinia; Minister to China from June 14, 1861, to November 21, 1867; appointed December 1, 1867, by the Chinese Government its ambassador to negotiate treaties with foreign powers; died in St. Petersburg, Russia, February 23, 1870;
*Gerrit John Diekema, (LAW: JD 1883) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; member of the State house of representatives 1885-1891, serving as speaker in 1889; mayor of Holland in 1895; chairman of the Michigan Republican State central committee 1900-1910; delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1896; member of the Spanish Treaty Claims Commission from 1901 until he resigned in 1907; chairman of the Republican State central committee in 1927; appointed United States Minister to the Netherlands by President Hoover on August 20, 1929, and served until his death in The Hague, Netherlands, December 20, 1930;
*Lamberto Dini, Former Prime Minister of Italy.
*Julio Frenk(SPH: M.P.H. 1981; MA 1982; Ph. D. 1983). Minister of Health for Mexico.
*Henry Ho, (Ph.D), named Minister of Finance, Taiwan, in 2006.
*Thomas Witherell Palmer, (MDNG) Senator from Michigan; member, State senate 1879-1880; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1883, to March 3, 1889; appointed United States Minister to Spain in 1889 by President Benjamin Harrison and served for two years;
*Marwan Qassem, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jordan
*Hon. Dr. Paul Robertson, Minister of Development, Jamaica
*Khaled Toukan, Minister of Minister of Education, Jordan
*Amnuay Viravan (BUS: MBA 1954, Ph.D 1958), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Thailand. Chairman of the Board, Thai Tobacco Monopoly; Chairman of the Board, State Lottery Bureau; Chairman of the Board, Government Saving Bank; Chairman of the Board, Krung Thai Bank; Chairman of the Board, Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives Board Member; Port Authority of Thailand, Board Member; Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, Board Member; Rubber Replanting Aid Fund, Board Member; Bank of Thailand, Board Member.

ecretaries

*Clinton Presba Anderson, (AB ??) a Congressional Representative and a Senator from New Mexico; served as treasurer of State of New Mexico 1933-1934; elected as a Democrat to the Seventy-seventh and to the two succeeding Congresses, and served from January 3, 1941, until his resignation on June 30, 1945, having been appointed Secretary of Agriculture; served as Secretary of Agriculture from June 30, 1945, until his resignation May 10, 1948; elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate in 1948; reelected in 1954, 1960 and 1966, and served from January 3, 1949, to January 3, 1973; chairman, Joint Committee on Atomic Energy (Eighty-fourth and Eighty-sixth Congresses), Joint Committee on Construction of Building for Smithsonian (Eighty-fourth through Eighty-eighth Congresses), Joint Committee on Navaho-Hopi Indian (Eighty-fourth through the Ninety-second Congresses), Special Committee on Preservation of Senate Records (Eighty-fifth and Eighty-sixth Congresses), Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs (Eighty-seventh and Eighty-eighth Congresses), Special Committee on National Fuel Policy (Eighty-seventh Congress), Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences (Eighty-eighth through Ninety-second Congresses);
*Edgardo Angara (LAW: LLM 1964) Secretary of Agriculture (emeritus) of the Philippines and former Executive Secretary. He founded in the early 70's what “… eventually became the country's most prestigious law firm- the Angara, Concepcion, Cruz, Regala and Abello Law Offices, better known as ACCRA Law”. Angara gained recognition during his stint as President of the University of the Philippines from 1981 to 1987, where he defended the University's academic freedom and significantly improved its financial and human resources.
*Chulanope Snidvongs na Ayuthaya (COE: MSE) Privy Councillor to the King of Thailand. An irrigation expert, Chulanope was appointed by His Majesty the King to the Privy Council in December 1991. He was a key figure in the King's irrigation projects and in solving city flooding in 1995. Before joining the Privy Council, Chulanope held major postings in the Irrigation Department and eventually was appointed permanent secretary for agriculture.
*Rand Beers, (MA 1970). Had a public service career spanning 25 years. Was assigned to take over the terrorism and narcotics desk at the National Security Council following Oliver North. In October 1998, was appointed by President Bill Clinton to the position of Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotic and Law Enforcement Affairs. Was assigned to counter terrorism in the George W. Bush White House. Joined the John Kerry campaign as a foreign policy advisor.
*Bill Brehm, (A.B. M.A.), served as assistant secretary of the army under Presidents Johnson and Nixon and as assistant secretary of defense under Presidents Nixon and Ford. Chairman (emeritus) of SRA International.
*Douglas A. Brook, (B.A., M.A.), nominated, in 2007, to be Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Dr. Brook currently serves as Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Center for Defense Management Reform in the School of Business and Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School. Prior to this, he served as Dean of the School of Business and Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School. Earlier in his career, he served as Acting Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management and Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management).
*Terry Davis (BUS: MBA 1962) - Member of Britain's Parliament for 28 years, now Secretary General of the Council of Europe and human rights activist.
*William Rufus Day, United States Secretary of State during the Mckinley administration , he later negotiated the Peace Treaty ending the Spanish-American War and was later appointed as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court by President Theodore Roosevelt.
*Edwin C. Denby, (LAW: JD 1896) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; went to China in 1885 with his father, who was United States Minister; employed in the Chinese imperial maritime customs service 1887-1894; member of the State house of representatives in 1903; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-ninth, Sixtieth, and Sixty-first Congresses (March 4, 1905-March 3, 1911); president of the Detroit Charter Commission in 1913 and 1914; president of the Detroit Board of Commerce in 1916 and 1917; appointed United States Secretary of the Navy by President Harding and served from March 4, 1921, until March 10, 1924.
*Robert F. Ellsworth (LAW: JD 1949) a Congressional Representative from Kansas; assistant to vice chairman, Federal Maritime Board in 1953 and 1954; elected as a Republican to the Eighty-seventh and to the two succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1961-January 3, 1967); National Political Director of the Presidential Campaign in 1968; special assistant to President Nixon, 1969; Permanent Representative on the Council of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with rank of Ambassador, 1969-1971; general partner in Lazard Freres and Co. of New York City; Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs), 1974-1975; nominated by President Ford to be Deputy Secretary of Defense and served in that capacity from December 1975 until January 1977; vice chairman of the council, 1977-1990, chairman, 1990-1996, vice president, 1996 to present, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London, England; appointed to the U.S.-China Economic Security Review Commission, 2003 to present;
*Howard Flight, (BUS: MBA) and British MP. Holds 11 directorships. In September 2001, he was appointed Shadow Paymaster General and in July 2002 was promoted to Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury.
*Dan Glickman, (BA History 1966), a Congressional Representative from Kansas; United States Securities and Exchange Commission, 1969-1970; elected as a Democrat to the Ninety-fifth and to the eight succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1977-January 3, 1995); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1986 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Harry E. Claiborne, judge of the United States District Court for Nevada; chair, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (One Hundred Third Congress); Congressman Glickman specialized primarily in agricultural matters, although he also chaired the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Among other things, he launched an inquiry into the Aldrich Ames spy case. Was chosen by President Clinton to serve as United States Secretary of Agriculture. In July 2004 Glickman was named Jack Valenti's successor as the president and CEO of the MPAA.
*James William Good, (LAW: JD 1893) a Congressional Representative from Iowa; elected as a Republican to the Sixty-first and to the six succeeding Congresses and served from March 4, 1909, until his resignation on June 15, 1921; chairman, Committee on Appropriations (Sixty-sixth and Sixty-seventh Congresses); appointed Secretary of War in the Cabinet of President Hoover and served from March 5, 1929, until his death in Washington, D.C., November 18, 1929;
*John L. Henshaw, (SPH: M.P.H. 1974). Serves as assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, heading up the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
*George M. Humphrey, United States Secretary of the Treasury during the Eisenhower Administration.
*Estefania Aldaba-Lim ( Ph.D 1942). the first female Filipino Cabinet secretary serving as social services and development secretary from 1971 to 1977. She was also the first Filipino clinical psychologist. She played prominent roles as the former assistant secretary general of the United Nations Children's Fund's International Year of the Child. Was President of the Girl Scouts of the Philippines. She also founded the Museo Pambata in Manila. In 1948 she set up the Institute of Human Relations at Philippine Women's University. Ms. Aldab-Lim became was the first woman to become special ambassador to the United Nations, with the rank of assistant secretary general during the International Year of the Child in 1979. She received the UN Peace Medal Award from then Secretary General Kurt Waldheim.
*George de Rue Meiklejohn, (LAW: JD 1880) a Congressional Representative from Nebraska; member of the State senate 1884-1888 and served as its president 1886-1888; chairman of the Republican State convention of 1887; chairman of the Republican State central committee in 1887 and 1888; Lieutenant Governor of Nebraska 1889-1891; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-third and Fifty-fourth Congresses (March 4, 1893-March 3, 1897); appointed by President McKinley as Assistant Secretary of War April 14, 1897, and served until March 1901, when he resigned;
*Julius Sterling Morton, (A.B. 1854), United States Secretary of Agriculture under President Grover Cleveland and founder of the National Holiday known as Arbor Day.
*Mark E. Rey (MA 1976) A former timber lobbyist, Rey has been, as of 2007, undersecretary for natural resources and environment at the Agriculture Department for six years. He oversees the Forest Service.
*Harvey S. Rosen (A.B. 1970), served as Chair of President Bush's Council of Economic Advisers. Served as the deputy assistant secretary for tax analysis in the Department of the Treasury under President George H.W. Bush from 1989 to 1991.
*Edwin Forrest Sweet, (LAW: JD 1874) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; mayor of Grand Rapids 1904-1906; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-second Congress (March 4, 1911-March 3, 1913); Assistant Secretary of Commerce 1913-1921;
*Henry Tang, (A.B. 1976), Financial Secretary of Hong Kong; August 4, 2003-present.
*John F. Turner (MA) reelected, in 2007, to board of directors Peabody Energy(NYSE: BTU). Turner is former United States Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) within the State Department. Formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of the Conservation Fund, a national non-profit organization dedicated to public-private partnerships to protect land and water resources. He has also served as the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from 1989 to 1993. Served 19 years in the Wyoming State Legislature and is a past president of the Wyoming State Senate. He is also a director of International Paper and Ashland, Inc.
*Edwin Uhl , United States Secretary of State and Ambassador to Germany during the Cleveland Administration.
*Edwin Willits, (AB 1955) a Congressional Representative from Michigan; member of the State board of education 1860-1872; appointed postmaster of Monroe January 1, 1863, by President Lincoln, and removed by President Johnson October 15, 1866; member of the commission to revise the constitution of the State in 1873; elected as a Republican to the Forty-fifth, Forty-sixth, and Forty-seventh Congresses (March 4, 1877-March 3, 1883); president of the Michigan Agricultural College 1885-1889; First Assistant Secretary of Agriculture from March 23, 1889, to December 31, 1893;
*Donald C. Winter, (Ph.D. Physics 1972), President of Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems sector. Formerly President and CEO of TRW Systems. Elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 2002. Appointed and confirmed as United States Secretary of the Navy in January 2006.

ee also

*List of University of Michigan faculty and staff
*List of University of Michigan arts alumni
*List of University of Michigan business alumni
*List of University of Michigan law and government alumni
*List of University of Michigan sporting alumni

External links

* [http://www.umich.edu/alumni.php University of Michigan Alumni]
* [http://alumni.umich.edu/info/um/famous_alumni_abc.php Famous U-M Alumni]
* [http://alumni.umich.edu/ Alumni association of the University of Michigan]
* [http://www.umich.edu/alumni_friends.php UM Alumni Information]


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