List of Princeton University people


List of Princeton University people

This is a table of notable people affiliated with Princeton University, including graduates of the undergraduate college and all graduate programs, former students, and former professors. Some noted current faculty are also listed in the main University article. Individuals are sorted by category and alphabetized within each category.

Note: Alumni who have served as Princeton professors are listed in bold:

Government, law and public policy

Presidents and Heads of State

*Fakhruddin Ahmed Ph.D. in Economics. Chief Advisor of the Caretaker Government (title given to the Interim Prime Minister) of Bangladesh. Formerly he was the Governor of Bangladesh Bank, the central bank of the country.
*John F. Kennedy Class of 1939, but left after first semester for medical reasons (jaundice) - 35th President of the United States [ [http://etcweb.princeton.edu/CampusWWW/Companion/kennedy_john.html Biographical excerpt] from "A Princeton Companion" by Alexander Leitch ]
*James Madison A.B. 1771 - 4th President of the United States [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M000043 Biography] from the [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=M000043 Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress ] ]
*Queen Noor of Jordan A.B. 1974 - Her Majesty Queen of Jordan. [ [http://www.noor.gov.jo/personal_profile.htm Official biography] from the government of Jordan] [ [http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9542217 Biographical entry] from the Biography Channel] Known as Lisa Halaby while she attended Princeton.
*Syngman Rhee Ph.D. - 1st president of the Republic of Korea, 1st president of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea [ [http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cold.war/kbank/profiles/rhee/ Biographical entry] at CNN's "Cold War Experience" ]
*Woodrow Wilson A.B. 1879 - 28th President of the United States, 13th president of Princeton University and Governor of New Jersey; Nobel laureate (Peace, 1919) [ [http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1919/wilson-bio.html Biographical entry] at the Nobel Prize organization]

Vice-Presidents

*Aaron Burr A.B. 1772 - 3rd Vice President of the United States
*John C. Breckinridge A.B. ? - 14th Vice President of the United States
*George M. Dallas A.B. 1810 - 11th Vice President of the United States

Governors

*Dewey F. Bartlett A.B. 1942 - 19th Governor of Oklahoma
*Kit Bond A.B. 1960 - 47th and 49th Governor of Missouri
*Brendan Byrne A.B. 1949 - Governor of New Jersey
*John Forsyth A.B. 1799 - 35th Governor of Georgia
*Mitch Daniels A.B. 1971 - 47th Governor of Indiana
*William Richardson Davie 1776 - Governor of North Carolina
*Mahlon Dickerson A.B. 1789 - Governor of New Jersey
*Bob Ehrlich A.B. 1979 - 60th Governor of Maryland
*Robert Stockton Green 1850 - 27th Governor of New Jersey, from 1887-1890. [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=G000416 Robert Stockton Green] , "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress". Accessed August 29, 2007.]
*Daniel Haines A.B. 1820 - Governor of New Jersey
*Thomas Kean A.B. 1957 - Governor of New Jersey
*Blair Lee III A.B. 1938 - Governor of Maryland
*Aaron Ogden A.B. 1773 - Governor of New Jersey
*William Paterson A.B. 1763 - Governor of New Jersey
*William Pennington A.B. 1813 - Governor of New Jersey
*Samuel Lewis Southard A.B. 1804 - Governor of New Jersey
*Eliot Spitzer A.B. 1981 - Governor of New York
*Adlai Stevenson A.B. 1922 - 33rd Governor of Illinois, Democratic Presidential candidate, and United Nations ambassador
*Woodrow Wilson A.B. 1879 - Governor of New Jersey, listed above under Presidents

enators

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

*Dewey F. Bartlett A.B. 1942 - U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, listed under Governors
*John M. Berrien A.B. 1796 - U.S. Senator from Georgia
*Kit Bond A.B. 1960 - U.S. Senator from Missouri, listed under Governors
*Bill Bradley A.B. 1965 - U.S. Senator from New Jersey
*Aaron Burr A.B. 1772 - U.S. Senator from New York, listed under Vice-Presidents
*George M. Dallas A.B. 1810 - U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, listed under Vice-Presidents
*John Danforth A.B. 1958 - U.S. Senator from Missouri, United States Ambassador to the UN
*Jonathan Dayton A.B. 1776 - U.S. Senator from New Jersey, signer of the Constitution
*Mahlon Dickerson A.B. 1789 - U.S. Senator from New Jersey, listed under Governors
*John Forsyth A.B. 1799 - U.S. Senator from Georgia, listed under Governors
*Bill Frist A.B. 1974 - U.S. Senator from Tennessee, Senate Majority Leader
*Blair Lee I 1880 - U.S. Senator from Maryland
*Edward Livingston A.B. 1781 - U.S. Senator from Louisiana
*Aaron Ogden A.B. 1773 - U.S. Senator from New Jersey, listed under Governors
*William Paterson A.B. 1763 - U.S. Senator from New Jersey, listed under Governors
*Claiborne Pell A.B. 1940 - U.S. Senator from Rhode Island
*Paul Sarbanes A.B. 1954 - U.S. Senator from Maryland
*Samuel Lewis Southard A.B. 1804 - U.S. Senator from New Jersey, listed under Governors

Congressmen

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

*Bruce Alger 1940 - U.S. Representative from Texas, 1955-1965
*Arthur Glenn Andrews 1931 -- U.S. Representative from Alabama, 1965-1967
*John Archer A.B. 1760 - U.S. Representative from Maryland
*Stevenson Archer I A.B. 1805 - U.S. Congressman from Maryland
*Stevenson Archer II A.B. 1848 - U.S. Congressman from Maryland
*George H. Brown 1828 - represented ushr|New Jersey|4 in the United States House of Representatives from 1853 to 1855. [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000920 George Houston Brown] , "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress". Accessed September 1, 2007.]
*Charles Browne 1896 - represented ushr|New Jersey|4 from 1923–1925. [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=B000954 Charles Browne] , "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress". Accessed September 1, 2007.]
*Jonathan Dayton A.B. 1776 - U.S. Congressman from New Jersey, 3rd Speaker of the House of Representatives, listed above under Senators
*Bob Ehrlich A.B. 1979 - U.S. Congressman from Maryland, listed under Governors
*John Forsyth A.B. 1799 - U.S. Congressman from Georgia, listed above under Governors
*Samuel Fowler unspecified, represented New Jersey's 4th congressional district in the U.S. Representative from 1893-1895. [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=F000326 Samuel Fowler] , "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress". Accessed September 4, 2007.]
*Henry S. Harris 1870 - represented New Jersey's 4th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1883 to 1885. [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H000869 Henry Schenck Harris] , "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress". Accessed September 3, 2007.]
*Charles R. Howell attended in 1923 and 1924 - represented ushr|New Jersey|4 in the United States House of Representatives from 1949 to 1955. [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=H000858 Charles Robert Howell] , "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress". Accessed September 10, 2007.]
*Jim Leach A.B. 1964 - former U.S. Congressman from Iowa
*Edward Livingston A.B. 1781 - U.S. Congressman from Louisiana, listed above under Senators
*James Madison A.B. 1771 - U.S. Congressman from Virginia, listed above under Presidents
*Jim Marshall A.B. 1972 - U.S. Congressman from Georgia
*Donald Rumsfeld A.B. 1954 - U.S. Congressman from Illinois
*William Fitts Ryan A.B. 1947 - U.S. Congressman from New York
*Paul Sarbanes A.B. 1954 - U.S. Congressman from Maryland, listed above under Senators
*John Sergeant - U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania and 1832 Vice Presidential candidate
*Peter Plympton Smith A.B. 1968 - U.S. Congressman from Vermont, fomer dean of the School of Education and Human Development of George Washington University
*Laurence Hawley Watres A.B. 1904 - U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania
*Addison White A.B. 1844 - U.S. Congressman from Kentucky
*James Moore Wayne A.B. 1808 - U.S. Congressman from Georgia
*Ira W. Wood 1877 - represented ushr|New Jersey|4 from 1904 to 1913. [ [http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000695 Ira Wells Wood] , "Biographical Directory of the United States Congress". Accessed September 6, 2007.]
*Ed Zschau - U.S. Congressman from California

Attorneys General

*John M. Berrien A.B. 1796
*William Bradford A.B. 1772
*Benjamin H. Brewster A.B. 1834 [ [http://www.millercenter.virginia.edu/academic/americanpresident/arthur/essays/cabinet/369 Benjamin H. Brewster (1882 - 1885): Attorney General] , Miller Center of Public Affairs. Accessed November 27, 2007.]
*Nicholas Katzenbach A.B. 1945
*Charles Lee A.B. 1775
*Richard Rush A.B. 1797
*Robert Smith A.B. 1781

olicitors General

*Ted Cruz A.B. 1992 - Solicitor General of Texas
*William Marshall Bullitt A.B. 1894 - United States Solicitor General
*Charles Fried A.B. 1956 - United States Solicitor General

tate Attorneys General

*John Marshall Harlan A.B. 1920 - Kentucky Attorney General
*Luther Martin A.B. 1766 - Maryland Attorney General
*Eliot Spitzer A.B. 1981 - New York State Attorney General
*Stuart Rabner A.B. 1982 - New Jersey Attorney General, and later Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. [ [http://www.state.nj.us/governor/cabinet/stuart_rabner.html Stuart Rabner: State Attorney General] , State of New Jersey. Accessed September 20, 2007. "Rabner grew up in Passaic and was graduated summa cum laude in 1982 from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University."]

upreme Court Justices

Information can be verified through the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges. [ [http://air.fjc.gov/history/home.nsf Biographical Directory of Federal Judges] ]
*Samuel Alito A.B. 1972 - U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice 2006-present, chosen by George W. Bush
*Oliver Ellsworth A.B. 1766 - U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice 1796-1800
*John Marshall Harlan II A.B. 1920 - U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice 1955-1971
*William Johnson A.B. 1790 - U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice 1804-1834
*Henry Brockholst Livingston A.B. 1774 - U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice 1806-1823
*William Paterson A.B. 1763 - U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice 1793-1806, listed above under Governors
*Mahlon Pitney A.B. 1879 - U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice 1912-1922
*Smith Thompson A.B. 1788 - U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice 1823-1843
*James Moore Wayne A.B. 1808 - U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice 1835-1867, listed above under Congressmen

Cabinet members

*James Baker A.B. 1952 - Secretary of State under President George H. W. Bush [ [http://www.treasury.gov/education/history/secretaries/jabakeriii.shtml Biography] entry from the United States Treasury website]
*W. Michael Blumenthal M.P.A., M.A., PhD - Secretary of Treasury under President Jimmy Carter [ [http://www.treasury.gov/education/history/secretaries/wmblumenthal.shtml Biographical] entry from the United States Treasury website ]
*Frank Carlucci A.B. 1952 - Secretary of Defense under President Ronald Reagan
*John Foster Dulles A.B. 1908 - Secretary of State under President Dwight D. Eisenhower
*James V. Forrestal Class of 1915 (did not graduate) - Secretary of Defense under Harry Truman
*John Forsyth A.B. 1799 - Secretary of State under Presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin van Buren, listed under Governors
*Edward Livingston A.B. 1781 - Secretary of State under President Andrew Jackson, listed above under Senators
*James Madison A.B. 1771 - Secretary of State under President Thomas Jefferson, listed above under Presidents
*Donald Rumsfeld A.B. 1954 - Secretary of Defense under Presidents Gerald Ford and George W. Bush, listed under Congressmen
*Prince Saud bin Faisal bin Abdul Aziz A.B. 1964 - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia
*George Shultz A.B. 1942 - Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan
*Robert Smith A.B. 1781 - Secretary of State under President James Madison, listed above under Attorneys General
*Abel P. Upshur Class of 1807 (expelled) - Secretary of the Navy and Secretary of State under President John Tyler [ [http://www.anb.org/articles/03/03-00505.html Biographical] entry from American National Biography Online (login required).]
*Ghazi bin Muhammed A.B. 1988 Cultural Minister of the Kingdom of Jordan.

Chief of Staff

*Joshua B. Bolten A.B. 1976. White House Chief of Staff under President George W. Bush.
*James Baker A.B. 1952. White House Chief of Staff under President Ronald Reagan.

C.I.A. Directors

*William Colby A.B. 1940 - director of the CIA under Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Gerald Ford (1973-1976)
*Allen Dulles A.B. 1914, M.A. 1916 - director of the CIA under President Dwight D. Eisenhower, later fired by President John F. Kennedy (1953-1961)
*A.B."Buzzy" Krongard A.B. 1958 - executive director of the CIA under President George W. Bush (2001-2004)

oldiers

*Alexander Bonnyman, Jr., 1932 - World War II Medal of Honor recipient killed in the Battle of Tarawa
* BGEN Lucius H. Warren, 1860 - USA Civil War Veteran
*James Caldwell, A.B. 1759 American Revolutionary soldier and chaplain
*Glen Edwards, M.S. 1947 - U.S. Air Force test pilot
*Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee A.B. 1773 - American Revolutionary cavalry officer, father of Robert E. Lee
*Gordon Johnston, A.B. 1896 -Medal of Honor recipient, Philippine-American War
*David Petraeus, GS 1987 - Current commander of the Multi-National Force - Iraq.
*John Taylor (captain), A.B. 1770 Captain, and later Colonel, in the American Revolution.

Other

*Nicholas Biddle A.B. 1801 - American financier who served as President of the Second Bank of the United States
*James H. Billington A.B. 1950 - Librarian of Congress, former professor of history at Harvard and Princeton.
*Ernest Lester Jones A.B. 1898 - head of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey from 1914 until his death in 1929. [ [http://www.history.noaa.gov/cgsbios/bioj7.html Colonel E. Lester Jones] , NOAA. Accessed December 20, 2007. "Later he matriculated to Princeton University in the Class 1898, from which institution he received the Bachelor of Arts Degree."]
*George F. Kennan A.B. 1925 - Cold War diplomat, architect of "containment" strategy.
*Robert Mueller 1966 - 18th Director of the F.B.I.
*Ralph Nader A.B. 1955 - Green Party presidential candidate, political activist
*Richard Perle M.A. 1967 - neo-conservative policy expert
*Richard Riordan A.B. 1952 - mayor of Los Angeles, 1993-2001
*Anthony Romero A.B. 1987 - Executive Director of the ACLU
*Alexander Sanger A.B. 1969 - President of Planned Parenthood of New York city, 1991-2000 and current Chair of the International Planned Parenthood Council
*Anne-Marie Slaughter A.B. 1980 - professor of politics and international affairs, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School, president of the American Society of International Law
*Ronald I. Spiers M.A. 1950 - retired U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas and diplomat
*Norman Thomas A.B. 1905 - American socialist, pacifist and six-time presidential candidate
*James Yates A.B. 1967 - General counsel to the Governor of New York David Paterson, former Justice of the New York State Supreme Court

Academia

*Alan Brinkley A.B. 1971 - historian, Allan Nevins Professor of History at Columbia University, current Provost of Columbia University
*James Creese 1918 - Former president of Drexel University [cite web|date=February 10, 1966 |title=Dr. James Creese Drexel President |url=http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30810FE3D5812718DDDA90994DA405B868AF1D3 |publisher=New York Times |accessdate=2008-04-15]
*R. F. Patrick Cronin A.B. 2000 - cardiologist, professor, healthcare consultant, Dean of the McGill University Faculty of Medicine (1972-1977)
*Loring Danforth Ph.D. 1977 - anthropologist at Bates College.
*Robert Hazard Edwards, former president of Bowdoin College
*Robert English M.P.A and Ph.D. (1995) - Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California
*Hal Foster A.B. 1977 - Art Critic, Townsend Martin, Class of 1917, Professor of Art and Archaeology at Princeton University
*John George Kemeny A.B. 1947, Ph.D. 1949 - Mathematician and 13th President of Dartmouth College. Co-developer of the BASIC programming language.
*Livingston Farrand A.B. 1888 - former president of Cornell University
*Robert Goheen A.B. 1940, M.A. 1947, Ph.D. 1948 - former president of Princeton, former U.S. Ambassador to India
*Alexander "Alec" Haskell A.B. 1992 - Professor of History, University of California, Riverside
*Sam Higginbottom - missionary and founder of Allahabad Agricultural Institute
*Elena Kagan A.B. 1981 - dean of Harvard Law School
*Alan Kreider, formerly Director, Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture, University of Oxford
*Saul Kripke, professor emeritus of Philosophy at Princeton University
*Stephen G. Kurtz - historian, principal of Phillips Exeter Academy (1974-1987)
*William J. Lennox, Jr. M.A., Ph.D. - current Superintendent, United States Military Academy
*Alan Lightman A.B. 1970 - physicist and novelist, professor at MIT
*Gregory Mankiw A.B. 1980 - economist, professor at Harvard University
*James Manning A.B. 1762 - Co-founder of the "College of Rhode Island" (now Brown University) and served as its first president from 1765 to 1791; Rhode Island's delegate to the Continental Congress in 1786.
*Thomas H. Maren A.B. 1938 - inventor of the drug Trusopt
*Lorna Marsden Ph.D. 1972 - President and Vice-Chancellor of York University, former senator of Canada
*John Forbes Nash Ph.D. 1950 - Mathematician and Nobel Prize winner in economics 1994
*Alexander Nehamas Ph.D. 1971 - Philosopher, Edmund N. Carpenter II Class of 1943 Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University
*Joseph Nye A.B. 1958 - former dean, current University Distinguished Service Professor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
*Robert Patch Ph.D. 1979 - Professor of History and Chair, Department of History, University of California, Riverside
*Richard Pildes A.B. 1979 - Professor of Constitutional and Election Law, NYU School of Law
*Albert J. Raboteau - Professor of Religion, Princeton University, former Dean of the Graduate School
*John Rawls A.B. 1943 - American political philosopher
*W. Taylor Reveley, III A.B. 1965 (Phi Beta Kappa) - President, College of William and Mary, former dean and law professor at William and Mary Law School
*Theodore Roszak - professor emeritus of history and author of the 1968 text, "The Making of a Counter Culture"
*Neil Rudenstine A.B. 1956 - former president of Harvard University
*George Rupp A.B. 1964 - former president of Columbia University
*Edward W. Said A.B. 1956 - literary theorist, critic, Palestinian activist, professor of literature (Columbia University)
*Dana Simmons A.B. 1995 - Professor of History, University of California, Riverside
*Ruth Simmons Hon. 1998 - first female and first black president of any Ivy League school (Brown)
*Jeffrey Stout Ph.D 1976 - Professor of Religion, Princeton University
*Rick Trainor A.M. - Principal of King's College London
*Cornel West Ph.D 1980 - professor of religion and African American studies

Business

*Gerhard Andlinger 1952 - founder of [http://www.andlinger.com Andlinger & Company, Inc.]
*James T. Aubrey, Jr. A.B. 1941 - president of CBS and MGM
*Jeff Bezos B.S.E. 1986 - founder of Amazon.com
*Frank Biondi A.B. 1963 - former chairman of Viacom
*Colonel Hugh Bloom Jr. A.B. 1954 - Former President, Martin Guitars
*John Bogle A.B. 1951 - former founder and CEO of The Vanguard Group, which pioneered the retail mutual fund industry
*Richard Bott - B.S.E (Chemical Engineering) - current Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley
*Charles W. Coker - A.B. - former CEO and Chairman of Sonoco Products
*Ralph Denunzio A.B. 1953 - former CEO of Kidder, Peabody & Co.
*Malcolm Forbes A.B. 1941 - businessman and publisher
*Steve Forbes A.B. 1970 - son of Malcolm Forbes, businessman and publisher of Forbes magazine
*William Clay Ford Jr. 1979 - Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors Ford Motor Company
*Irvine O. Hockaday, Jr. A.B. 1954 - Former President and CEO, Hallmark Cards; Former President and CEO, Kansas City Southern Industries; Member or Former Member of the Board, Kansas City Southern Industries, Ford Motor Company, Dow Jones & Co., Aquila, Inc., Sprint, Estee Lauder; Former Chairman, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
*Carl Icahn A.B. 1957 - Corporate raider
*Andrea Jung A.B. 1979 - CEO of Avon Products
*John Katzman A.B. (Architecture) 1981 - founder of The Princeton Review
*Joe Kennedy B.S.E. - CEO and President of Pandora Internet Radio
*F. Thomson Leighton B.S.E. 1978 - cofounder of Akamai Technologies
*George Kern 1947 - prominent lawyer, partner at Sullivan & Cromwell
*Peter B. Lewis A.B. 1955 - Chairman of Progressive
*James S. McDonnell M.S. 1921 - founded McDonnell Aircraft Corporation in 1939
*Louis Rukeyser A.B. 1954 - former host of Wall $treet Week and business commentator
*Eric E. Schmidt B.S.E. 1976 - CEO of Google
*Ralph Warner A.B. 1963 - pioneer in the legal self-help book industry, co-founder of Nolo Press
*John L. Weinberg A.B. 1948 - head of Goldman Sachs from 1976 to 1990
*John S. Weinberg A.B. 1979 - Vice Chairman, co-head of Investment Banking Division, Goldman Sachs
*Sidney James Weinberg, Jr. A.B. 1945 - head of Investment Banking Services at Goldman Sachs
*Meg Whitman A.B. 1977 - CEO of eBay
*Sir Gordon Wu B.S.E. (Civil Engineering) 1958 - founder and chairman of Hopewell Holdings Ltd
*Anthony Schmidt A.B. 1957 - a billionaire financier, corporate raider, and private equity investor

Economics

*Gary Becker A.B. 1951 - Nobel laureate (Economics 1992)
*Ben Bernanke Former Professor of Economics, current Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve
*Alan Blinder A.B. 1967 - professor of economics, Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board under President Bill Clinton
*Richard Bott - A.B. in Chemical Engineering, current Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley
*David A. Dodge - Ph.D. in Economics, Governor of Bank of Canada
*James Heckman M.A. 1968, Ph.D 1971 - Nobel laureate (Economics 2000)
*Daniel Kahneman Professor Emeritus - Nobel Laureate (Economics 2002)
*Arthur Lewis Former Professor - Nobel laureate (Economics 1979)
*Eric Maskin Visiting Lecturer with the rank of Professor - Nobel laureate (Economics 2007)
*John Forbes Nash Ph.D. 1950 - Mathematician and Nobel Prize winner in economics 1994
*Harold Shapiro, Ph.D 1964 - professor of economics, president of Princeton until 2001
*Michael Spence A.B. 1966 - Nobel laureate (Economics 2001)
*Paul Volcker A.B. 1949 - 12th Federal Reserve Chairman

cience and technology

Astronauts

*James C. Adamson, M.S.E. 1977
*Daniel T. Barry, M.A. 1977, M.S.E. 1977, Ph.D. 1980
*Brian Binnie, M.S.E. 1978
*Pete Conrad, Jr., B.S.E. 1953, M.A. (h.c.) 1966, only Princeton graduate (as of 2007) to walk on the Moon.
*Gerald Carr, M.S.E. 1962
*Gregory T. Linteris, B.S.E. 1979, Ph.D. 1990

Engineering and science

*Hal Abelson, A.B. 1969 - directed implementation of the Logo programming language for the Apple II, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT
*Michael E. Brown, A.B. 1987 Professor of Planetary Astronomy at Caltech, known for leading the team that discovered the dwarf planet Eris, which is larger than Pluto; named to TIME Magazine's "The TIME 100: The People Who Shape Our World" [ [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1187237,00.html Mike Brown,Pluto's Worst Nightmare] article by Michael D. Lemonick in TIME Magazine, May 8, 2006]
*Alonzo Church, A.B. 1924, Ph.D.1927 - mathematician known for the Church-Turing thesis, developed the lambda calculus that exposed the "undecidability" problem and influenced the Lisp programming language
*Charles "Pete" Conrad, B.S.E. 1953 - astronaut, third man to walk on the moon
*Thomas C. Hanks 1966 - seismologist, introduced Moment magnitude scale to measure earthquakes
* Brian Kernighan Ph.D 1969, electrical engineering. Professor, computer science. Co-inventor of the awk programming language,ampl programming language, and co-author of the definitive textbook "The C Programming Language".
* Michael Stonebraker, S.B. 1965 - pioneer researcher in relational databases, founder of Ingres (acquired by Computer Associates) and Illustra Information Technologies (acquired by Informix) and initiator of PostgreSQL
* Alan Turing Ph.D 1938 - pioneering computer scientist, formulated the Turing machine and the Turing test. The Turing award is named in his honor.
*Red Whittaker B.S. 1973 - Fredkin Professor of Robotics, Director of the Field Robotics Center, and founder of the National Robotics Engineering Consortium, all at Carnegie Mellon University; leader of the team "Tartan Racing" which won the 2007 DARPA Grand Challenge; Chief Scientist of RedZone Robotics.
* Avi Wigderson Ph.D 1983 - theoretical computer scientist at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, Nevanlinna Prize laureate 1994
*John Tuzo Wilson, Ph.D 1936 - Canadian geophysicist and geologist who achieved worldwide acclaim for his contributions to the theory of plate tectonics. The John Tuzo Wilson Medal of Geophysics is named in his honor.

Mathematics and physics

Many prominent scientists, most famously Albert Einstein, worked at the Institute for Advanced Study, a research facility in Princeton, New Jersey not formally associated with the University but closely linked to it.

*John Bardeen Ph.D 1936- Nobel laureate (Physics 1956 and 1972)
*Manjul Bhargava Ph.D 2001 - Mathematician, professor at Princeton University
*George Boolos, A.B. 1961 - Philosopher/logician, professor at MIT
*Eugenio Calabi Ph.D 1950 - Mathematician, professor at University of Pennsylvania
*Arthur Compton Ph.D 1916 - Nobel laureate (Physics 1927)
*Karl Compton Ph.D 1912 - Physicist, President of MIT
*Clinton Davisson Ph.D 1911 - Nobel laureate (Physics 1937)
*Hugh Everett III Ph.D 1956 - Physicist, first proponent of the many worlds interpretation of quantum physics
*Charles Fefferman Ph.D 1969 - Mathematician, professor at Princeton University, winner of the (Fields Medal 1978)
*Richard Feynman Ph.D 1942 - Nobel laureate (Physics 1965)
*Michael Freedman Ph.D 1973 - Mathematician, professor at University of California at San Diego, winner of the (Fields Medal 1986)
*Michael Schofield, Ph.d 1999 - Civil Engineering, notorious as America's most wanted man after he broke his brother Dominic Purcell out of a Super Max Fox River Penitetiary.
*Phillip A. Griffiths Ph.D 1962 - Mathematician, professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; and the secretary of the International Mathematical Union
*Robin Hartshorne Ph.D. 1963 - Mathematician, professor at University of California at Berkeley
*Robert Hofstadter Ph.D 1938 - Nobel laureate (Physics 1961)
*Nathan Jacobson Ph.D 1934 - Mathematician, professor at Yale University
*Brian Kernighan Ph.D. 1969 - professor of computer science, co-inventor of the C programming language, AWK, AMPL
*Eric Lander A.B. 1978. Professor of biology at MIT, founding director of the Broad Institute
*Serge Lang Ph.D 1951 - Mathematician, professor at Yale University
*George Lusztig Ph.D 1971 - Mathematician, professor at MIT
*Juan Maldacena Ph.D 1996 - Physicist, professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
*Barry Mazur Ph.D 1959 - Mathematician, professor at Harvard University
* John McCarthy Ph.D. 1951 -- Creator of the LISP Programming Language.
*Edwin McMillan Ph.D 1933 - Nobel laureate (Chemistry 1951)
*John Milnor Ph.D 1954 - Mathematician, professor at State University of New York at Stony Brook winner of the (Fields Medal 1962)
*John Nash, Ph.D 1950 - professor emeritus of mathematics, Nobel laureate (Economics 1994)
*Steven A. Orszag Ph.D 1966 - Applied mathematician, professor at Yale University
*Wolfgang Panofsky, A.B. 1938 - Physicist, Director emeritus of SLAC
*Gian-Carlo Rota, A.B. 1953 - Mathematician, professor at MIT
*Richard Smalley Ph.D 1974 - Nobel laureate (Chemistry 1996)
*Raymond Smullyan Ph.D 1959 - Mathematician, Logician, professor emeritus at Indiana University
*Norman Steenrod Ph.D 1936 - Mathematician, professor at Princeton University
*Terence Tao Ph.D 1996 - Mathematician, professor at UCLA winner of the (Fields Medal 2006)
*John Tate Ph.D 1950 - Mathematician, professor at Harvard University and University of Texas
*Richard Taylor Ph.D 1988 - Mathematician, involved in the completing the proof of Fermat's last theorem, professor at Harvard University
*Kip Thorne Ph.D 1965 - Physicist, professor at Caltech
*Stephen Thorsett Ph.D 1991 - Astrophysicist, Professor and Dean at University of California, Santa Cruz
*John Tukey Ph.D 1939 - Statistician, best known for the Cooley-Tukey FFT algorithm.
*Cumrun Vafa Ph.D 1985 - Physicist, professor at Harvard University
*Steven Weinberg Ph.D 1957 - Nobel laureate (Physics 1979)
*John H. C. Whitehead Ph.D 1932 - Mathematician, professor at Oxford University
*Arthur Wightman Ph.D 1949 - Physicist, professor at Princeton University
*Frank Wilczek M.A. 1972, Ph.D. 1974 - Nobel laureate (Physics 2004)
*Edward Witten Ph.D 1976 - Physicist, professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, winner of the (Fields Medal 1990)
*Steven Zucker Ph.D 1974 - Mathematician, professor at Johns Hopkins University
*Gregg J. Zuckerman Ph.D 1975 - Mathematician, professor at Yale University

Literature

*Frederick Buechner A.B. 1947 - Pulitzer Prize-nominated author
*Ian Caldwell A.B. 1998 - co-authored the recent book "The Rule of Four", set on the Princeton campus.
*José Donoso A.B. 1951 - Chilean author
*Timothy Ferriss A.B 1978 - author of The 4-Hour Workweek and holder of the world record in tango
*F. Scott Fitzgerald Class of 1917 (did not graduate) - author of "The Great Gatsby" and "This Side of Paradise"
*Jonathan Safran Foer A.B. 1999 - author of "Everything Is Illuminated"
*Richard Halliburton A.B. 1922 - author, adventurer, lecturer
*Mohsin Hamid A.B. 1993 - author of "The Reluctant Fundamentalist"
*Peter Hessler A.B. 1992 - author of "River Town" and "Oracle Bones"
*A. Walton Litz A.B 1951 - literary critic
*George Frederick Morgan - poet
*John Norman Ph.D - sci-fi author and philosopher
*William H. Quillian, B.A. 1965, M.A.,Ph.D. 1975 - "Professor of English on the Emma B. Kennedy Foundation" at Mount Holyoke College
*David Remnick A.B. 1981 - editor of New Yorker Magazine
*Lawrence Riley - playwright and screenwriter, author of "Personal Appearance", "Return Engagement" and "Kin Hubbard".
*Eric Schlosser A.B. 1982 - journalist, "Fast Food Nation"
*Jennifer Weiner A.B. 1991 - novelist, "Good in Bed", "In Her Shoes" "Little Earthquakes", and "Goodnight Nobody"
*Chris Angelino B.A 1975-Notable, self made millionaire.
*Edmund Wilson A.B. 1916 - literary critic

Pulitzer Prize winners

*A. Scott Berg A.B. 1971 - Pulitzer Prize winner for biography of Charles Lindbergh, winner of the National Book Award for biography of Max Perkins [ [http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment/jan-june99/pulitzer_4-23.html A Pulitzer Biography] , interview from the News Hour with Jim Lehrer April 23, 1999 ]
*Robert Caro A.B. 1957 - Two time Pulitzer Prize Winner for "The Power Broker and Master of the Senate [ [http://www.pulitzer.org/year/2003/biography-or-autobiography/bio/ Biography entry] at the Pulitzer organization]
*George F. Kennan, A.B. 1925 - two time Pulitzer Prize winner for history in 1957 and biography in 1968; Cold War diplomat, architect of "containment" strategy (also listed in ). [ [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7226020/ Obituary] from the Associated Press, entitled "George Kennan, celebrated historian, dies at 101", March 18, 2005]
*Galway Kinnell A.B. 1948 - Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning poet
*John McPhee A.B. 1953 - Humanities Council professor, 1999 Pulitzer Prize recipient [ [http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9104566 Biographical entry] at the Encyclopedia Britannica]
*Charles McIlwain, A.B.1894- Pulitzer Price for history in 1924, professor at Princeton
*W.S. Merwin A.B. 1948 - Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and translator [ [http://www.bartleby.com/65/me/Merwin-W.html Biographical entry] at the Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th edition]
*David Remnick A.B. 1981 - Pulitzer Prize Winner for general non-ficiton in 1994 for , general editor of The New Yorker magazine since 1998
*Eugene O'Neill class of 1910 (did not graduate) - Nobel laureate (Literature 1936), three-time Pulitzer Prize winner
*Ralph Barton Perry, A.B. 1896- Pulitzer Prize for biography in 1936, professor at Harvard University [ [http://www.bartleby.com/65/pe/Perry-Ra.html Biographical entry] at the Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th edition]
*Ernest Poole, A.B. 1902 - Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1918 [ [http://www.bartleby.com/65/po/Poole-Er.html Biographical entry] at the Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th edition]
*Booth Tarkington, A.B. 1893 - two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist for "The Magnificent Ambersons" and "Alice Adams" [ [http://www.bartleby.com/65/ta/Tarkingt.html Biographical entry] at the Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th edition]
*William Warner, 1943 - science writer, Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction in 1977 for ""
*Thornton Wilder M.A. 1925 - three-time Pulitzer Prize-winner, once for fiction and twice for drama; National Book Award winner; "Our Town" premiered at Princeton
*George F. Will, Ph.D. 1968- Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1977
*Jesse Lynch Williams, A.B. 1892- Pulitzer Price for drama in 1918 [ [http://www.pulitzer.org/cgi-bin/year.pl?35,30 The Pulitzer Prizes for 1918] at Pulitzer organization]

ports

*Hobey Baker A.B. 1914 - famous ice hockey player; college hockey's top individual award is named in his memory
*Moe Berg A.B. 1923 - baseball player and spy
*Bill Bradley A.B. 1965 - former basketball star, member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, former U.S. Senator
*Emerson Dickman - baseball coach (1949-51); his teams won two Eastern League championships and tied one, as the 1951 team reached the College World Series
*Lynn Jennings A.B.1983 - Olympic runner, three-time world cross contry champion, member of National Distance Running Hall of Fame
*Rich McKay A.B. 1981 - President and General Manager, Atlanta Falcons
*Cook Neilson A.B. 1967 - Motrocycle Racer, member American Motorcycle Association Hall of Fame
*Geoff Petrie A.B. 1970 - former NBA player, current President of Basketball Operations for the Sacramento Kings
*Keith Elias A.B. 1993 - former professional football player in the National Football League
*Jeff Halpern A.B. 1999 - current NHL player; plays for the NHL team Tampa Bay Lightning
*Zak Keasey, professional football player, San Francisco 49ers
*Jon Dekker, professional football player, Pittsburgh Steelers
*Dick Kazmaier A.B. 1952 - Heisman Trophy winner 1952
*Dennis Norman 2001 - professional football player currently playing center for the Seattle Seahawks
*George Parros - professional ice hockey player, for the 2007 Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks
*John Thompson III 1988 - Basketball Coach at Georgetown
*Soren Thompson 2005 - fencer, NCAA épée champion, junior olympic champion, Maccabiah Games silver medalist, Olympic fencer
*Will Venable - outfielder for the San Diego Padres
*Chris Young - starting pitcher for the San Diego Padres
*Mark Shapiro - Cleveland Indians general manager and two-time MLB Executive of the Year
*Terdema Ussery - A. B. 1981 - President and CEO of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks basketball team.

Journalism

*Jim Kelly A.B. 1977 - managing editor of TIME Magazine
*Frank Deford A.B. 1961 - Writer for Sports Illustrated, Contributor for National Public Radio.
*Rick Stengel A.B. 1977 - another managing editor of TIME Magazine
*Charlie Gibson A.B. 1965 - journalist, former "Good Morning America" host, anchor of "ABC World News Tonight"
*David Remnick A.B. 1984 -Pulitzer Prize winner and editor of The New Yorker magazine
*Maria Ressa B.S.E. - CNN Anchor
*John Stossel A.B. 1969 - Television reporter-correspondent for ABC News, 20/20
*Lowell Thomas M.A. 1916 - American traveler, broadcaster, and writer
*Katrina vanden Heuvel A.B. 1981 - editor of "The Nation"
*Alexander Wolff A.B. 1979 - Writer for Sports Illustrated
*Grant Wahl A.B. 1996 - Writer for Sports Illustrated
*Sylvana-Soto Ward A.B 2003 - Accessories Editor for Vogue
*Robert Sterling Yard B.A. 1883 - journalist for the "New York Sun" and "New York Herald", editor-in-chief of "The Century Magazine"; later founder and first president of The Wilderness Society

Entertainment

*Stephen Bogardus A.B. 1976 - actor
*Roger Berlind A.B. 1954 - produced (or co-produced) produced or co-produced over 40 plays and musicals on Broadway and many off-Broadway and regional productions as well. The Broadway production have won over 60 Tony Awards, including 12 for best production.
*Dean Cain A.B. 1988 - actor, played Superman in the television series "".
*Ethan Coen A.B. 1979 - Academy Award-winning filmmaker of No Country For Old Men (film), "O Brother, Where Art Thou?',' and "Fargo", among others
*David Duchovny A.B. 1982 - actor best known for his role in "The X-Files". Won Golden Globe awards for this and Californication (tv series)
*José Ferrer A.B. 1933 - Academy Award and Tony Award-winning actor
*Mark Feuerstein A.B. 1993 - film and television actor
*Bo Goldman A.B. 1953 - co-winner of the 1976 Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"); winner of the 1981 Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen ("Melvin and Howard"); nominated for the 1993 Academy Award for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium ("Scent of a Woman")
*Charles Horn Ph.D. - writer "Robot Chicken"
*Andrew Jarecki - Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker, Capturing the Friedmans
*Eugene Jarecki - documentary filmmaker, Why We Fight (2005 film)
*Robert L. Johnson A.M. 1972 - Founded Black Entertainment Television in 1980; member of the board for US Airways, General Mills, and Hilton Hotels.
*Stanley Jordan A.B. 1981 - jazz guitarist
*Larissa Kelly A.B. 2002 - third all-time "Jeopardy!" winner.
*Joshua Logan A.B. 1931 - winner (or co-winner) of seven Tony Awards, co-winner of a Pulitzer Prize, nominated three times for the Academy Award, directed the film versions of "Camelot" and "South Pacific"
*Craig Mazin A.B. 1992 - screenwriter of "Scary Movie 3" and "Scary Movie 4"
*Myron McCormick A.B. 1933 - actor, winner of a Tony Award in 1950
*Douglas McGrath A.B. 1980 - actor, director, and screenwriter (including "Bullets Over Broadway")
*David Madden A.B. 2003 - 19 time "Jeopardy!" Champion
*Wentworth Miller A.B. 1995 - film and television actor best known for his role as Michael Scofield on the Fox Network's series "Prison Break."
*Jeff Moss A.B. 1963 - lyricist, composer, poet. Co-creator of "Sesame Street" (former member of Princeton Triangle Club), winner of fifteen Emmy Awards
*Wayne Rogers - actor best known for his role as Trapper John McIntire on TV series "M*A*S*H"
*Brooke Shields A.B. 1987 - model/actress, from "The Blue Lagoon" and the TV series "Suddenly Susan" (former member of Princeton Triangle Club)
*Brett Simon A.B. 1997 - director of "Assassination of a High School President"
*Jimmy Stewart B.S. 1932 - Academy Award-winning actor (former member of Princeton Triangle Club), aviator, Brigadier General in the United States Air Force. Honorary degree in 1947.
*Bretaigne Windust, A.B. 1929 - film director, producer

Art and architecture

* Jim Lee, B.A. (Psychology) 1986, comic book artist famous for his works on X-Men, Batman, and others, as well as one of seven founders of Image Comics
* David Maisel, Fine Art and Commercial Photographer
* Andrew Moore, Fine Art and Commercial Photographer
* Demetri Porphyrios M.Arch. 1974, Ph.D. 1980 - architect and architectural theorist
* Fazal Sheikh, Documentary and Fine Art Photographer; MacArthur Fellow
* Frank Stella, American Artist
* Robert Venturi A.B. 1947, M.F.A. 1950 - architect, Pritzker Prize laureate 1991
* Stan Allen M.Arch., dean of School of Architecture, Princeton University
*Merritt Bucholz, partner of Irish based Bucholz | McEvoy Architects, and Professor of Architecture at University of Limerick.

Other

*Joseph (Lyle) Menendez left in 1988 following plagiarism charges - murderer
*James Hogue attended Princeton under the fraudulent persona of "Alexi Indris Santana" from 1989 to 1991
*Michelle Obama '85 - wife of Illinois Senator and Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama
*Cate Edwards '04 daughter of two time presidential candidate and 2004 Democratic Vice Presidential nominee John Edwards
*Rebacca Sealfon '05 - Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee Champion

Fictional

See also:

"(in alphabetical order by title name)"

* In the television series "24", President Charles Logan graduated from Princeton University. [ [http://www.fox.com/24/profiles/cl.htm Profile] at the official website of "24" at Fox]
* Jack Donaghy, from 30 Rock, is an alumnus.
* "A Beautiful Mind", the Academy Award winning film about the famous mathematician John Nash features a major part depicting Nash's initial days at Princeton University. Although the film is a fictionalized biography, in real life Nash did receive his doctorate from Princeton and is a Princeton professor. [ [http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/nash/peopleevents/p_jnash.html A Brilliant Madness] companion website for the PBS American Experience historical series.]
* In "A Cinderella Story", the characters played by Hilary Duff and Chad Michael Murray will be attending Princeton at the end of the movie. [ [http://movies2.nytimes.com/mem/movies/review.html?title1=Cinderella+Story%2C+A+(Movie) Movie review] in the New York Times entitled "Shattered Pieces of a Glass Slipper: A San Fernando Valley 'Cinderella'" by Stephen Holden, July 16, 2004: "Outside school, Cinderella and the Prince have already fallen in cyber-love. The sweethearts spend hours billing and cooing via instant messages on the Internet, where Samantha goes by the name of "Princeton Girl" but refuses to divulge her true identity. Princeton, you see, is the movie's equivalent of Happily Ever After."]
* In the movie "Batman Begins", it is revealed that Bruce Wayne attended Princeton University, although he chose not to continue his education there after returning home (it is unknown whether he had completed his undergraduate school education and was attending graduate school or if he was dropping out of college). [ [http://www.rollingstone.com/reviews/movie/_/id/6164421/rid/7380536/ Movie review] in Rolling Stone magazine by Peter Travers:"Bruce later dumps Princeton and his virginal Rachel (Katie Holmes -- OK, Tom Cruise, start raving) and heads for the Himalayas to toughen up".]
* In "Commander in Chief", Kelly Ludlow, the press secretary played by Ever Carradine has graduated from Princeton.
* In "Doogie Howser, M.D.", the namesake is a child prodigy who graduated from Princeton at the age of 10 and received his medical license at age 14. [ [http://movies2.nytimes.com/gst/movies/movie.html?v_id=249332 All Movie Guide] by Hal Erickson at the "New York Times"]
* In the The WB Television Network show "Everwood", Amy Abbott is accepted to Princeton. [Everwood official website [http://thewb.warnerbros.com/web/show_episode.jsp?id=EW319 synopsis] , Episode "Acceptance" (Season 3, Episode 64)]
* In the novel "Good in Bed" by Jennifer Weiner, protagonist Cannie Shapiro is a Princeton alumna.
* In "Mars Attacks!", President James Dale (Jack Nicholson) is a Princeton alumnus.
* In the movie "Risky Business", Tom Cruise's character gets into Princeton.
* In "South Park", Mayor McDaniels. [South Park episode "Volanco" (Season 1, Episode 2), Daniels says: "Don't you think I know that? How dare you insult my intellect, I went to Princeton for God's sake! You get out of my office!" ]
* Sondra Huxtable and her future husband Elvin Tibideaux of "The Cosby Show" graduated from Princeton. [ [http://www.tvland.com/nickatnite/cosby_show/chars/sondra.jhtml Entry] at TVLand]
* In "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", Princeton is Philip's alma mater. Phillip's son Carlton enrolls in Princeton by the final episode. ["The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" episode "I, done", part 2 (series finale) Season 6, Episode Number 148 ]
* In "The Girl Next Door", Eli is mentioned as having been accepted to Princeton
*"In Her Shoes", a novel by Jennifer Weiner '91: Rose Feller is a Princeton grad. Her younger sister Maggie camps out in a Princeton library.
* In the "Left Behind" series, character Cameron "Buck" Williams is a Princeton grad.
* In "The Princess Diaries 2", the character played by Anne Hathaway has graduated from Princeton. [ [http://www.ew.com/ew/article/review/movie/0,6115,680161_1_0_,00.html Movie review] in "Entertainment Weekly" by Scott Brown, posted August 11, 2004: "In Princess Diaries 2: A Royal Engagement Mia, having graduated Princeton in poli sci, is now off to rule Euro Disney, er, Genovia."]
* In the novel "The Reluctant Fundamentalist", the characters Changez and Erica are Princeton grads.
* In the mystery novel "The Rule of Four" , the protagonists are Princeton students.
* In "The Simpsons", Cecil Terwilliger, the brother of Sideshow Bob, is an alumnus. [The Simpsons, episode "Brother from another series" (Season 8, Episode 160): Sideshow Bob: "Oh, come now! You wanted to be Krusty's sidekick since you were five! What about the buffoon lessons? The four years at Clown College?" Cecil: "I'll thank you not to refer to Princeton that way."] Snake also attended, but took a year off, presumably never to return.
* In "There's Something About Mary", Mary attended Princeton University. [From the movie, Mary : "There was this guy back in college who was bothering me...got kind of ugly--a restraining order, the whole bit. Anyway, when I got out of Princeton I changed my name as a precaution."] So did her ex-boyfriend "Woogie" who was also holder of a scholarship from Princeton. [From the movie, one friend says "Loser? Woogie was all-state football and basketball and valedictorian of his class", and another follows with "I heard he got a scholarship to Princeton but he's going to Europe first to model."]
* In the novel and movie "The Talented Mr. Ripley", Dickie Greenleaf (played by Jude Law) has attended Princeton, [In the movie, Herbert Greenleaf says: "I see you were at Princeton. Then you'll most likely know our son, Dick. Dickie Greenleaf".] and the title character Tom Ripley pretends he is a Princeton alumnus. [ Ripley meets Dickie, and says "It's Tom. Tom Ripley. We were at Princeton together."]
* In "The West Wing", former Deputy Communications Director Sam Seaborn (Rob Lowe) is a magna cum laude Princeton undergraduate. [Episode 406, "Game On", in which Seaborn says "I'm a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton and editor of the Duke Law Review. Tell her I've worked for Congressmen and the D-triple-C."] In fact, in Season 1 it is revealed that Sam's Secret Service code name is "Princeton."
* In the semi-autobiographical novel "This Side Of Paradise", by F. Scott Fitzgerald, a former Princeton alumnus himself, the protagonist Amory Blaine attends Princeton. [ [http://reviews.publishersweekly.com/bd.aspx?isbn=0684800721&pub=pw Book synopsis] of the 75th anniversary edition at Publishers Weekly (January 30, 1995): "Fitzgerald's first novel, about a coterie of Princeton socialites, appears in a 75th anniversary edition."] [From the book, "Amory had decided definitely on Princeton, even though he would be the only boy entering that year from St. Regis'."]
* In the science fiction novel "Lord Kalvan of Otherwhen" by H. Beam Piper, Calvin Morrison had been a theology student at Princeton, but dropped out to join the U.S. Army and fight in the Korean War. He later became an officer with the Pennsylvania State Police and was transported to another time-line.
* In the television series "Numb3rs", the characters of Charlie Eppes and Larry Fleinhardt are Princeton Alumni. Charlie graduated at the age of 16 and Larry at the age of 19.
* In the television series "Weeds", the character Megan gets accepted into Princeton.
*In "Family Ties", "Young Republican" Alex P. Keaton (Michael J. Fox) spends the first two seasons of the series preparing to attend Princeton. While visiting for an on-campus interview, Mallory has an emotional crisis. Ultimately, Alex chooses to tend to her rather than complete his interview, thus destroying any possibility of attending Princeton.
* In "Charles in Charge", Charles gets accepted as a graduate student in Princeton.
* In the film Across the Universe, the character Max attends Princeton, but drops out.

=Notable Princeton professors=

Architecture

*Elizabeth Diller - architect, professor of architecture, winner of McArthur Foundation "Genius" Grant 1999-2004
*Kazuyo Sejima - principal of Tokyo based architecture firm SANAA
*Michael Graves - "professor emeritus"
*Stan Allen - Dean of the Princeton University School of Architecture and author of "Points and Lines"
*Sarah Whiting - assistant professor and M.Arch thesis director, also editor of "Assemblage" and "Log" and principal of WW Architecture.
*Paul Lewis (architect) - assistant professor and Director of Graduate Studies, principal of LTL Architects.

Economics and business

*Orley Ashenfelter professor of economics, winner of the Frisch Medal (1982)
*Ben Bernanke - professor of economics and public affairs, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board
*Alan Blinder - professor of economics, former Vice-Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board
*William Bowen - professor emeritus of economics, president of Princeton University from 1972 to 1988 and president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation from 1988 to 2006.
*Angus Deaton - professor of economics, president of the American Economic Association
*Avinash Dixit - professor of economics, co-author of Games of Strategy, former president of the Econometric Society and 2008 president of the American Economic Association
*Gene Grossman - professor of economics
*Daniel Kahneman - professor of economics and psychology, Nobel Prize in economics (2002)
*Nobuhiro Kiyotaki - professor of economics winner of the 1997 Nakahara Prize of the Japan Economics Association and the 1999 Yrjö Jahnsson Award of the European Economic Association
*Alan Krueger - professor of economics
*Paul Krugman - professor of economics, New York Times columnist, winner of the John Bates Clark Medal
*Burton Malkiel Ph.D. [1964] - professor of economics, former dean of the Yale School of Management, and author of "A Random Walk Down Wall Street"
*Eric Maskin - Professor of economics, Nobel Prize in economics (2007)
*Harvey S. Rosen - professor of economics, former chairman of Council of Economic Advisers
*Harold Shapiro - professor emeritus of economics, former president of Princeton University and of the University of Michigan
*Lars E.O. Svensson - professor of economics, deputy governor of the central bank of Sweden and one of the ten best economist in the world according to IDEAS/RePEc

Government, law, and public policy

*Charles Beitz - professor of politics
*Barbara Bodine - diplomat in residence
*Thomas Christensen - professor of international relations
*Angus Deaton - Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of International Affairs, and Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School and Department of Economics
*Richard Falk - Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice, Emeritus
*Aaron Friedberg - professor of international relations
*Robert P. George - professor of jurisprudence, constitutional law scholar
*Robert Gilpin - Eisenhower Professor of Public and International Affairs, Emeritus
*Joanne Gowa - professor of international relations
*Jan Gross - professor of history
*Robert Hutchings - diplomat-in-residence
*G. John Ikenberry - Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs
*Daniel Kurtzer - diplomat-in-residence
*Harold James - professor of History and International Affairs
*Nannerl O. Keohane - Laurance S. Rockefeller Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Affairs
*Robert Keohane - university professor of international relations
*Helen Milner - B.C. Forbes Professor of Politics and International Affairs
*Andrew Moravscik - professor of international relations
*Philip Pettit - professor of politics and philosophy
*Anne-Marie Slaughter - dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
*Robert C. Tucker - IBM Professor of International Studies, Emeritus
*John Waterbury - William Stewart Tod Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Emeritus
*Cornel West - Professor of Religion

Art, Literature, and Humanities

*Kwame Anthony Appiah - professor of philosophy
*Anthony Burgess - visiting professor, 1970-71 - novelist and critic - author of "The Long Day Wanes", "A Clockwork Orange" and "Earthly Powers"
*Peter Brown - Professor of History
*Americo Castro - Professor of Hispanic literature
*Robert Darnton - Emeritus professor of history
*Donald Davidson - professor of philosophy
*Jeffrey Eugenides - Novelist, professor of creative writing and Pulitzer Prize Winner
*Robert Fagles - Emeritus professor of English and Comparative literature
*John V. Fleming - emeritus professor of English and Comparative Literature
*Hal Foster - art critic professor in the department of art and archeology
*Emmet Gowin - professor of photography
*Anthony Grafton - professor of history
*Gilbert Harman - professor of philosophy, winner of the Jean Nicod Prize
*Robert Hollander - emeritus professor of Italian Literature and one of the world's foremost Dante scholars. Also Princeton Class of 1955.
*William Howarth - professor of English and environmental studies
*Yusef Komunyakaa - poet, professor in the Creative Writing Program (Pulitzer Prize for Poetry)
*Frank Cameron Jackson - professor of philosophy
*Gilbert Harman - professor of philosophy
*Joshua Katz- classics professor by profession, linguist by training, classical philologist at heart.
*Walter Kaufmann - professor of philosophy
*Saul Kripke - professor of philosophy, winner of the 2001 Schock Prize in Logic and Philosophy
*Victor Lange - professor of modern languages
*Paul Lansky - composer, professor of music
*Dennis Feeney - professor of classics
*Chang-Rae Lee - professor of writing, New York Times Bestselling Author
*David K. Lewis - professor of philosophy
*Perry Link - professor of East Asian Studies
*Toni Morrison - professor in the Creative Writing Program, Nobel laureate (Literature 1993)
*Paul Muldoon - professor of poetry, Pulitzer Prize winner
*Haruki Murakami - visiting professor, literature, creative writing
*Alexander Nehamas - professor of philosophy
*Joyce Carol Oates - Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, professor in the Creative Writing Program - author, Pulitzer Prize nominee
*Elaine Pagels - professor of religion
*Ricardo Piglia - professor of latin-american literature
*Thomas J. Preston, Jr. - professor of archeology
*Richard Rorty - professor of philosophy
*Carl Emil Schorske - emeritus professor of history, winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction for his book (1980).
*Peter Singer - professor of human values, expert on practical ethics
*P. Adams Sitney - film historian, professor of visual arts
*Michael A. Smith - professor of philosophy
*Gregory Vlastos - professor of philosophy
*C. K. Williams - professor of poetry, Pulitzer Prize winner
*Michael Wood - professor in the English department
*Yu, Ying-Shih - chair professor of history and East Asia Language and Civilization

Math and science

*Jay B. Benziger- professor of chemical engineering, a leader on the PEM fuel cell frontier
*John H. Conway - professor of mathematics, best known for the Game of Life
*Ingrid Daubechies - professor of mathematics after whom the Daubechies wavelet is named
*Henry Eyring - professor of chemistry, famous for the Eyring equation and recipient of the National Medal of Science in 1966.
*Charles Fefferman - professor of mathematics, Fields Medalist
*James E. Gunn -- Eugene Higgins Professor of Astronomy, leader of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey and predicted the eponymous Gunn-Peterson trough
*Joseph Henry -- professor of natural philosophy
*Daniel Kahneman -- Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology, winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics
*Nicholas Katz -- professor of mathematics
*Brian Kernighan -- coauthor of AWK and AMPL, author of The C Programming Language.
*George A. Miller - professor emeritus of psychology, author of the article "The Magical Number Seven"
*Andrei Okounkov - professor of mathematics, Fields Medalist
*Jeremiah Ostriker - professor of astrophysics and recipient of the National Medal of Science
*Philip James Edwin Peebles - professor emeritus of physics, one of the first to predict the nature of the cosmic microwave background radiation
*Peter Sarnak -- professor of mathematics
*Paul Seymour -- professor of mathematics
*Yigong Shi - professor of molecular biology, leader in the field of apoptosis
*Goro Shimura - professor emeritus of mathematics, fundamental contributions to number theory and automorphic forms, especially in Langlands program
*Yakov G. Sinai - professor of mathematics
*Alexander J. Smits -- professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, leading expert on turbulence and fluid dynamics
*Elias M. Stein - professor of mathematics, recipient of the Steele Prize (1984 and 2002), the Schock Prize in Mathematics (1993), the Wolf Prize in Mathematics (1999), the National Medal of Science (2002), and Stefan Bergman Prize (2005).
* Robert Tarjan - professor of computer science, inventor of many algorithms related to graph theory, winner of the 1986 Turing award, recipient of the 1982 Nevanlinna Prize
*Joseph Hooton Taylor - professor of physics, 1993 Nobel Prize in Physics
*Daniel Tsui - professor of applied physics and electrical engineering, 1998 Nobel Prize in Physics
*John Archibald Wheeler - professor emeritus of physics, later collaborator of Albert Einstein, advisor to Richard Feynman and Kip Thorne
*Eric Wieschaus - professor of molecular biology, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
*Andrew Wiles - professor of mathematics, proved Fermat's last theorem, winner of the Schock Prize (1995), Royal Medal (1996), Cole Prize (1996), Wolf Prize (1996), King Faisal Prize (1998) and Shaw Prize (2005).
*Andrew Yao - computer scientist, winner of the 2000 Turing award

Engineering

* Robert Calderbank - professor of electrical engineering, mathematics, and applied mathematics
* Brian Kernighan - professor of computer science and coauthor of The C Programming Language

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  • List of Harvard University people — The list of Harvard University people includes notable graduates, professors and administrators affiliated with Harvard University. For a list of notable non graduates of Harvard, see notable non graduate alumni of Harvard. For a list of Harvard… …   Wikipedia

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  • List of Brown University people — The following is a partial list of notable Brown University people, known as Brunonians. It includes alumni, professors, and others associated with Brown University. Notable alumni Note: Class of is used to denote the graduation class of… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Newcastle University people — This article is a list of people who spent time at Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, as either a student or teacher. This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help… …   Wikipedia

  • List of McGill University people — The following is a list of chancellors, principals, and noted alumni and professors of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. List of Chancellors # Charles Dewey Day (1864 1884) cite web|url=http://www.archives.mcgill.ca/resources/guide/vo… …   Wikipedia

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  • List of Temple University people — This is a list of notable alumni and faculty of Temple University, a comprehensive public research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness …   Wikipedia

  • List of Monash University people — Monash University has a number of notable alumni and staff. Notable alumni Politics and government* Richard Alston, Former Australian Senator and Minister, current Australian High Commissioner in London * Daniel Andrews, Victorian Minister for… …   Wikipedia


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