100 Notable alumni of
Case Western Reserve University

Case Western Reserve University is 323rd in the world, 139th in North America, and 132nd in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Case Western Reserve University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff. 1 individual affiliated with Case Western Reserve University won Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine.

  1. Paul Buchheit

    Paul Buchheit
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    businesspersongame programmerengineercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Paul T. Buchheit is an American computer engineer and entrepreneur who created Gmail. He developed the original prototype of Google AdSense as part of his work on Gmail. He also suggested Google's former company motto Don't be evil in a 2000 meeting on company values, after the motto was initially coined in 1999 by engineer Amit Patel.

  2. Donald Knuth

    Donald Knuth
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Enrolled in Case Western Reserve University
    In 1960 graduated with Master of Science in mathematics
    Occupations
    historian of mathematicstype designercomputer scientistwriterengineer
    Biography

    Donald Ervin Knuth is an American computer scientist, mathematician, and professor emeritus at Stanford University. He is the 1974 recipient of the ACM Turing Award, informally considered the Nobel Prize of computer science. Knuth has been called the "father of the analysis of algorithms".

  3. Don Shula

    Don Shula
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-2020 (aged 90)
    Enrolled in Case Western Reserve University
    Graduated with master's degree in physical education
    Occupations
    American football playerAmerican football coach
    Biography

    Donald Francis Shula was an American football defensive back and coach who served as a head coach in the National Football League (NFL) from 1963 to 1995. The head coach of the Miami Dolphins for most of his career, Shula is the NFL's winningest head coach at 347 career victories and 328 regular season victories. He held his first head coaching position with the Baltimore Colts, whom he led for seven seasons, and spent his next 26 seasons with Miami. Shula had only two losing seasons during his 33 years as a head coach and led the Dolphins to two consecutive Super Bowl titles in Super Bowl VII and Super Bowl VIII. His first Super Bowl title during 1972 is the only perfect season in NFL history.

  4. Richard Thaler

    Richard Thaler
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Enrolled in Case Western Reserve University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Richard H. Thaler is an American economist and the Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In 2015, Thaler was president of the American Economic Association.

  5. Alan Rosenberg

    Alan Rosenberg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    trade unioniststage actorpoliticianfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Alan Rosenberg is an American actor. Rosenberg is perhaps best known for his character Eli Levinson which appeared in both the series Civil Wars and the popular L.A. Law. From 2005 to 2009, he was president of the Screen Actors Guild, the principal motion picture industry on-screen performers' union.

  6. Rich Sommer

    Rich Sommer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    voice actorbloggertelevision actorstage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Richard Olen Sommer II is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of Harry Crane on the AMC drama series Mad Men. He is also known for his roles in the comedy-drama films The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012), The Giant Mechanical Man (2012), and Hello, My Name Is Doris (2015). He guest starred in a number of Elementary episodes.

  7. Dennis Kucinich

    Dennis Kucinich
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Enrolled in Case Western Reserve University
    In 1973 graduated with Master of Arts
    In 1973 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dennis John Kucinich is an American politician. A U.S. Representative from Ohio from 1997 to 2013, he was also a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States in 2004 and 2008. He ran for governor of Ohio in the 2018 election, losing in the primary to Richard Cordray.

  8. Franklin Cover

    Franklin Cover
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1928-2006 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    film actoractorstage actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Franklin Edward Cover was an American actor best known for starring in the sitcom The Jeffersons. His character, Tom Willis, was half of one of the first interracial marriages to be seen on prime-time television.

  9. Margaret Bourke-White

    Margaret Bourke-White
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1904-1971 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    journalistwriterwar photographerphotojournalistphotographer
    Biography

    Margaret Bourke-White, an American photographer and documentary photographer, became arguably best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of Soviet industry under the Soviets' five-year plan, as the first American female war photojournalist, and for having one of her photographs (on the construction of Fort Peck Dam) on the cover of the first issue of Life magazine. She died of Parkinson's disease at age 67, about eighteen years after developing symptoms.

  10. Jerome Corsi

    Jerome Corsi
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    conspiracy theoristpolitical punditauthorwriter
    Biography

    Jerome Robert Corsi is an American author and conspiracy theorist. His two New York Times best-selling books, Unfit for Command (2004) and The Obama Nation (2008), attacked Democratic presidential candidates and have been criticized for including numerous inaccuracies.

  11. Craig Newmark

    Craig Newmark
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Enrolled in Case Western Reserve University
    Graduated with Master of Science
    Occupations
    entrepreneurbloggerphilanthropist
    Biography

    Craig Alexander Newmark is an American internet entrepreneur and philanthropist best known as the founder of the classifieds website Craigslist. Prior to founding Craigslist, he worked as a computer programmer for companies such as IBM, Bank of America, and Charles Schwab. Newmark served as chief executive officer of Craigslist from its founding until 2000. He founded Craig Newmark Philanthropies in 2015.

  12. Gregg Gillis

    Gregg Gillis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    composerengineerdisc jockeymusicianrecord producer
    Biography

    Gregg Michael Gillis, known by the stage name Girl Talk, is an American disc jockey who specializes in mashups and digital sampling. Gillis has released five LPs on the record label Illegal Art and EPs on both 333 and 12 Apostles. He was trained as an engineer.

  13. Dalton Castle

    Dalton Castle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    professional wrestleramateur wrestlerjournalistmusic criticradio personality
    Biography

    Brett Giehl, better known by the ring name Dalton Castle, is an American professional wrestler signed to Ring of Honor (ROH), where he is a former World Champion, World Six-Man Tag Team Champion and ROH World Television Champion. Giehl is also known for his tenure in Chikara, where he wrestled under the ring names Ashley Remington and Dalton Caroline Castle.

  14. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr

    Benjamin O. Davis, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1912-2002 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    military officeraircraft pilot
    Biography

    Benjamin Oliver Davis Jr. was a United States Air Force (USAF) general and commander of the World War II Tuskegee Airmen.

  15. Caldwell Esselstyn

    Caldwell Esselstyn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-.. (age 89)
    Occupations
    nutritionistrowerdietitiansurgeon
    Biography

    Caldwell Blakeman Esselstyn Jr. is an American physician, author and former Olympic rowing champion.

  16. Ferid Murad

    Ferid Murad
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    pharmacistbiologistuniversity teacherpharmacologistphysician
    Biography

    Ferid Murad is an American physician and pharmacologist, and a co-winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He is married to Carol A. Murad with whom he has five children and nine grandchildren.

  17. Jim Brickman

    Jim Brickman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    radio personalitypianistsinger-songwriter
    Biography

    James Merrill Brickman is an American pop songwriter, pianist and radio host. Brickman has earned two Grammy nominations for his albums Peace (2003) for Best Instrumental, and Faith (2009) for Best New Age Album. He won a Canadian Country Music Award, a Dove Award presented by the Gospel Music Association, and was twice named Songwriter of the Year by SESAC. Billboard lists 22 of his albums reaching No. 1 on the New Age chart, and 16 of his songs reaching Top 10 on the Adult Contemporary chart. Four of his albums were certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

  18. Andrew R. Wheeler

    Andrew R. Wheeler
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    businesspersonlinguistbiologistlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Andrew R. Wheeler is an American attorney who served as the 15th administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 2019 to 2021. He served as the deputy administrator from April to July 2018, and served as the acting administrator from July 2018 to February 2019. He has been a senior advisor to Governor of Virginia Glenn Youngkin since March 2022. He previously worked in the law firm Faegre Baker Daniels, representing coal magnate Robert E. Murray and lobbying against the Obama Administration's environmental regulations. Wheeler served as chief counsel to the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and to the chairman U.S. senator James Inhofe, prominent for his rejection of climate change. Wheeler is a critic of limits on greenhouse gas emissions and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

  19. Mark Weinberger

    Mark Weinberger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politicianentrepreneur
    Biography

    Mark A. Weinberger is an American businessman. He is the former global Chairman and CEO of EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young). Weinberger currently sits on several boards of directors, including those of Metlife, Johnson & Johnson and Saudi Aramco. Earlier in his career he has also held several posts in the public sector in Washington, D.C., including time as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy.

  20. Mark Hanna

    Mark Hanna
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1837-1904 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    editorbusinesspersonscreenwriterpolitician
    Biography

    Marcus Alonzo Hanna was an American businessman and Republican politician who served as a United States Senator from Ohio as well as chairman of the Republican National Committee. A friend and political ally of President William McKinley, Hanna used his wealth and business skills to successfully manage McKinley's presidential campaigns in 1896 and 1900.

  21. Alfredo Palacio

    Alfredo Palacio
    Born in
    Ecuador Flag Ecuador
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    university teachercardiologistphysicianpolitician
    Biography

    Luis Alfredo Palacio González is an Ecuadorian cardiologist and former politician who served as President of Ecuador from April 20, 2005 to January 15, 2007. From January 15, 2003 to April 20, 2005, he served as vice president, after which he was appointed to the presidency when the Ecuadorian Congress removed President Lucio Gutiérrez from power following a week of growing unrest with his government.

  22. Paul Berg

    Paul Berg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1926-.. (age 96)
    Enrolled in Case Western Reserve University
    In 1952 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy in biochemistry
    Occupations
    molecular biologistbiochemistchemist
    Biography

    Paul Berg is an American biochemist and professor emeritus at Stanford University. He was the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1980, along with Walter Gilbert and Frederick Sanger. The award recognized their contributions to basic research involving nucleic acids. Berg received his undergraduate education at Penn State University, where he majored in biochemistry. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University in 1952. Berg worked as a professor at Washington University School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine, in addition to serving as the director of the Beckman Center for Molecular and Genetic Medicine. In addition to the Nobel Prize, Berg was presented with the National Medal of Science in 1983 and the National Library of Medicine Medal in 1986. Berg is a member of the Board of Sponsors for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

  23. Mike Turner

    Mike Turner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in Case Western Reserve University
    In 1985 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Michael Turner is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for Ohio's 10th congressional district since 2003. He is a member of the Republican Party. Turner's district, numbered as the 3rd district from 2003 to 2013, is based in Dayton and consists of Montgomery, Greene and Fayette Counties.

  24. Wayne Bidwell Wheeler

    Wayne Bidwell Wheeler
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1869-1927 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    juristlawyer
    Biography

    Wayne Bidwell Wheeler was an American attorney and longtime leader of the Anti-Saloon League. The leading advocate of the prohibitionist movement in the late 1800s and early 1900s, he played a major role in the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which outlawed the manufacture, distribution, and sale of alcoholic beverages.

  25. Herbert Henry Dow

    Herbert Henry Dow
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1866-1930 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    inventorbusinesspersonchemist
    Biography

    Herbert Henry Dow was a Canadian-born American chemical industrialist, best known as the founder of the American multinational conglomerate Dow Chemical. He was a graduate of Case School of Applied Science in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a prolific inventor of chemical processes, compounds, and products, and was a successful businessman.

  26. Paul Lauterbur

    Paul Lauterbur
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1929-2007 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    chemistprofessorphysicistbiophysicist
    Biography

    Paul Christian Lauterbur was an American chemist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2003 with Peter Mansfield for his work which made the development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) possible.

  27. William Glasser

    William Glasser
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-2013 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    writerpsychiatristpsychologist
    Biography

    William Glasser was an American psychiatrist.

  28. David Gorski

    David Gorski
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    oncologistsurgeon
    Biography

    David Henry Gorski is an American surgical oncologist, professor of surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine, and a surgical oncologist at the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, specializing in breast cancer surgery. He is an outspoken skeptic, and a critic of alternative medicine and the anti-vaccination movement. He is the author of the blog Respectful Insolence, and the managing editor of the website Science-Based Medicine.

  29. François-Philippe Champagne

    François-Philippe Champagne
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    lawyerjuristpolitician
    Biography

    François-Philippe Champagne is a Canadian politician who has been Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry since 2021. Champagne was formerly the Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2019 to 2021. He was elected to represent the riding of Saint-Maurice—Champlain in the House of Commons in the 2015 election for the Liberal Party. He became Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry on January 12, 2021, after a cabinet reshuffle.

  30. Andrew Vachss

    Andrew Vachss
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-2021 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    poet lawyerlawyernovelistwriter
    Biography

    Andrew Henry Vachss was an American crime fiction author, child protection consultant, and attorney exclusively representing children and youths.

  31. Donald Arthur Glaser

    Donald Arthur Glaser
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1926-2013 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    inventorphysicistneurobiologistuniversity teacherneuroscientist
    Biography

    Donald Arthur Glaser was an American physicist, neurobiologist, and the winner of the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physics for his invention of the bubble chamber used in subatomic particle physics.

  32. Edward C. Prescott

    Edward C. Prescott
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    economistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Edward Christian Prescott is an American economist. He received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2004, sharing the award with Finn E. Kydland, "for their contributions to dynamic macroeconomics: the time consistency of economic policy and the driving forces behind business cycles". This research was primarily conducted while both Kydland and Prescott were affiliated with the Graduate School of Industrial Administration (now Tepper School of Business) at Carnegie Mellon University. According to the IDEAS/RePEc rankings, he was the 19th most widely cited economist in the world in 2013. In August 2014, Prescott was appointed as an Adjunct Distinguished Economic Professor at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia.

  33. David Satcher

    David Satcher
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    physician
    Biography

    David Satcher, is an American physician, and public health administrator. He was a four-star admiral in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and served as the 10th Assistant Secretary for Health, and the 16th Surgeon General of the United States.

  34. Louis Stokes

    Louis Stokes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-2015 (aged 90)
    Enrolled in Case Western Reserve University
    Studied in 1946-1948
    Occupations
    politicianjudgelawyerlecturer
    Biography

    Louis Stokes was an American attorney, civil rights pioneer and politician. He served 15 terms in the United States House of Representatives – representing the east side of Cleveland – and was the first African American congressman elected in the state of Ohio. He was one of the Cold War-era chairmen of the House Intelligence Committee, headed the Congressional Black Caucus, and was the first African American on the House Appropriations Committee.

  35. John Howard

    John Howard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1913-1995 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorstage actoreducatorfilm actor
    Biography

    John Howard was an American actor. He is best remembered for his roles in the films Lost Horizon (1937) and The Philadelphia Story (1940).

  36. Charles Francis Brush

    Charles Francis Brush
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1849-1929 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    inventorengineerpatent inventorentrepreneurelectrical engineer
    Biography

    Charles Francis Brush was an American engineer, inventor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

  37. Fred Gray

    Fred Gray
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-.. (age 92)
    Occupations
    juristlawyer
    Biography

    Fred David Gray is a civil rights attorney, preacher, and activist in Alabama. He litigated several major civil rights cases in Alabama, including some, such as Browder v. Gayle, that reached the United States Supreme Court. He served as the President of the National Bar Association in 1985, and in 2001 was elected as the first African-American President of the Alabama State Bar.

  38. Alfred G. Gilman

    Alfred G. Gilman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-2015 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    pharmacistphysiologistbiochemistuniversity teacherbiologist
    Biography

    Alfred Goodman Gilman was an American pharmacologist and biochemist. He and Martin Rodbell shared the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine "for their discovery of G-proteins and the role of these proteins in signal transduction in cells."

  39. Janis Carter

    Janis Carter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1913-1994 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    film actoractorsingerstage actor
    Biography

    Janis Carter was an American stage and film actress who performed throughout the 1940s and into the 1950s. During the mid-1950s, she began working regularly on television, co-hosting with Bud Collyer the NBC daytime game show Feather Your Nest.

  40. Stephanie Tubbs Jones

    Stephanie Tubbs Jones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-2008 (aged 59)
    Enrolled in Case Western Reserve University
    In 1974 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    judgelawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Stephanie Tubbs Jones was an American politician who served as the U.S. representative for Ohio's 11th congressional district from 1999 until her death in 2008. A member of the Democratic Party, her district encompassed most of Downtown and Eastern Cleveland and many of the eastern suburbs in Cuyahoga County, including Euclid, Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights. She was the first African American woman to be elected to Congress from Ohio.

  41. Jason Brennan

    Jason Brennan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Enrolled in Case Western Reserve University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in economics
    Occupations
    professor of philosophynon-fiction writeruniversity teacherphilosopher
    Biography

    Jason F. Brennan is an American philosopher and business professor. He is currently the Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

  42. Polykarp Kusch

    Polykarp Kusch
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1911-1993 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    university teacherphysicist
    Biography

    Polykarp Kusch was a German-born American physicist. In 1955, the Nobel Committee gave a divided Nobel Prize for Physics, with one half going to Kusch for his accurate determination that the magnetic moment of the electron was greater than its theoretical value, thus leading to reconsideration of—and innovations in—quantum electrodynamics. (The other 1955 physics laureate was Willis Eugene Lamb, who won for his work on the spectrum of hydrogen.)

  43. Edward W. Morley

    Edward W. Morley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1838-1923 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    chemistuniversity teacherphysicist
    Biography

    Edward Williams Morley was an American scientist known for his precise and accurate measurement of the atomic weight of oxygen, and for the Michelson–Morley experiment.

  44. Alistair Cockburn

    Alistair Cockburn
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    programmercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Alistair Cockburn /ˈælɪstər ˈkoʊbərn/ is an American computer scientist, known as one of the initiators of the agile movement in software development. He cosigned the Manifesto for Agile Software Development.

  45. Richard Garwin

    Richard Garwin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1928-.. (age 94)
    Enrolled in Case Western Reserve University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    physicistnuclear physicist
    Biography

    Richard Lawrence Garwin is an American physicist, best known as the author of the first hydrogen bomb design.

  46. Xiong Xianghui

    Xiong Xianghui
    Born in
    China Flag China
    Years
    1919-2005 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    spydiplomat
    Biography

    Xiong Xianghui was a Chinese Communist Party spy during the Chinese Civil War, and, after the establishment of the People's Republic of China, a high-ranking official in diplomacy and intelligence. He played a role in the victory of the Chinese Communist Party over the Kuomintang in the Chinese Civil War, in his capacity as private secretary and aide-de-camp to Hu Zongnan, one of the most senior Nationalist generals; Xiong was secretly a Communist mole and for many years passed highly sensitive information to the Communist Party leadership, including top-secret orders and documents of Chiang Kai-Shek.

  47. Lincoln Diaz-Balart

    Lincoln Diaz-Balart
    Born in
    Cuba Flag Cuba
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in Case Western Reserve University
    In 1979 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Lincoln Rafael Díaz-Balart is a Cuban-American attorney and politician. He was the U.S. representative for Florida's 21st congressional district from 1993 to 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party. He previously served in the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate. He retired from Congress in 2011 and his younger brother, Mario Díaz-Balart, who had previously represented Florida's 25th congressional district, succeeded him. He is currently chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute. After leaving Congress, he started a law practice and a consulting firm, both based in Miami, Florida.

  48. Suzana Herculano-Houzel

    Suzana Herculano-Houzel
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Enrolled in Case Western Reserve University
    1992-1995 graduated with Master of Science
    Occupations
    neuroscientist
    Biography

    Suzana Herculano-Houzel is a Brazilian neuroscientist. Her main field of work is comparative neuroanatomy; her findings include a method of counting of neurons of human and other animals' brains and the relation between the cerebral cortex area and thickness and number of cortical folds.

  49. Rupert Hughes

    Rupert Hughes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1872-1956 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    film directornovelistwriterscreenwriteractor
    Biography

    Rupert Raleigh Hughes was an American novelist, film director, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, military officer, and music composer. He was the brother of Howard R. Hughes Sr. and uncle of billionaire Howard R. Hughes Jr. His three-volume scholarly biography of George Washington broke new ground in demythologizing Washington and was well received by historians. A staunch anti-Communist, in the 1940s he served as president of the American Writers Association, a group of anti-Communist writers.

  50. Matt Dolan

    Matt Dolan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Matthew John Dolan is an American attorney and politician who has served as a member of the Ohio Senate from the 24th district since 2017. He previously served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 2005 to 2010.

  51. Robin Ficker

    Robin Ficker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Enrolled in Case Western Reserve University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and mechanical engineering
    Occupations
    hecklerlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Robin Ficker is an American disbarred attorney, real estate broker, former state legislator, political activist, and sports heckler. Ficker ran for Montgomery County Executive in the 2018 election.

  52. Ron Klein

    Ron Klein
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Enrolled in Case Western Reserve University
    In 1982 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    lobbyistlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Ronald Jason Klein is an American politician and lawyer who is a former member of the United States House of Representatives for Florida's 22nd congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party and chairs the Jewish Democratic Council of America. He previously served in the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate. He is currently employed by the law firm Holland & Knight.

  53. Wu Cherng-dean

    Wu Cherng-dean
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Wu Cherng-dean is a Taiwanese politician. As of 2003 and 2006 he was of the New Party of the Republic of China in Taiwan and served as a legislator. In 2003 he and Sisy Chen joined the People First Party (PFP) legislative caucus. By 2007 he was a legislator with the Kuomintang. He has been the chairperson of the New Party since 21 February 2020.

  54. Eric Meyer

    Eric Meyer
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Enrolled in Case Western Reserve University
    In 1992 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in history
    Occupations
    designer
    Biography

    Eric A. Meyer is an American web design consultant and author. He is best known for his advocacy work on behalf of web standards, most notably CSS, a technique for managing how HTML is displayed. Meyer has written a number of books and articles on CSS and given many presentations promoting its use.

  55. Tshilidzi Marwala

    Tshilidzi Marwala
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    engineercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Tshilidzi Marwala is a South African artificial intelligence engineer, a computer scientist and a mechanical engineer.

  56. Raymond H. Geist

    Raymond H. Geist
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1885-1955 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Raymond Herman Geist was the American Consul and First Secretary of the United States embassy in Berlin from 1929 to 1939. Geist has been recognized as Diplomat Savior by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, which advocates for the recognition of Holocaust rescuers. However, one academic researcher has asserted that Geist largely acted to block the granting of visas to Jewish immigrants between 1933 and 1939, in line with the policy adopted by U.S. Foreign Service Officers in Germany at the time. A 2019 book about Geist found that "Geist was doing what he could (which, as a consular officer, was not much) to liberalize America's scandalously tight visa regime for Jewish refugees, help as many German Jews as possible."

  57. Emily Blackwell

    Emily Blackwell
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1826-1910 (aged 84)
    Enrolled in Case Western Reserve University
    In 1854 graduated with Doctor of Medicine
    Occupations
    gynaecologistobstetricianphysician
    Biography

    Emily Blackwell was the second woman to earn a medical degree at what is now Case Western Reserve University, after Nancy Talbot Clark. In 1993, she was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame.

  58. John D. Mayer

    John D. Mayer
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    psychologistresearcheruniversity teacher
    Biography

    John D. Mayer is an American psychologist at the University of New Hampshire, specializing in emotional intelligence and personality psychology. He co-developed a popular model of emotional intelligence with Peter Salovey. He is one of the authors of the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test, and has developed a new, integrated framework for personality psychology, known as the Systems Framework for Personality Psychology. He is the author of Personal Intelligence: The Power of Personality and How It Shapes Our Lives.

  59. Justin Bibb

    Justin Bibb
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    business executivepolitician
    Biography

    Justin Morris Bibb is an American politician, former non-profit leader, and the current Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to serving as mayor, Bibb was the Co-Chair of Teach for America – Ohio, and a board member for the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, Destination Cleveland, and LAND Studio.

  60. Milton Shapp

    Milton Shapp
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1912-1994 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Milton Jerrold Shapp was the 40th governor of the Pennsylvania from 1971 to 1979 and the first Jewish governor of Pennsylvania. He was also the first governor of Pennsylvania to be eligible for, and re-elected to, consecutive four-year terms per the 1968 Pennsylvania Constitution.

  61. Brian Keating

    Brian Keating
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Enrolled in Case Western Reserve University
    In 1993 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    astronomercosmologist
    Biography

    Brian Gregory Keating is an American cosmologist. He works on observations of the cosmic microwave background, leading the BICEP, POLARBEAR2 and Simons Array experiments. He received his PhD in 2000, and is a Distinguished Professor of Physics at University of California, San Diego since 2019. He is the author of two books, Losing The Nobel Prize and Into the Impossible.

  62. Frederick Chapman Robbins

    Frederick Chapman Robbins
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1954
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1916-2003 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    physiologistbiologistuniversity teachervirologistphysician
    Biography

    Frederick Chapman Robbins was an American pediatrician and virologist. He was born in Auburn, Alabama, and grew up in Columbia, Missouri, attending David H. Hickman High School.

  63. Morton Mandel

    Morton Mandel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1921-2019 (aged 98)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Morton Leon Mandel was an American business magnate, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Along with his two brothers, Jack and Joe, he founded the Premier Automotive Supply Company in 1940, which later became one of the world's leading industrial parts and electronic components distributors. His philanthropic activities in Cleveland, and in Jewish and Israeli institutions, were via the Mandel Foundation.

  64. John Hessin Clarke

    John Hessin Clarke
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1857-1945 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    judgelawyer
    Biography

    John Hessin Clarke was an American lawyer and judge who served as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1916 to 1922.

  65. Mohammed Ibn Chambas

    Mohammed Ibn Chambas
    Born in
    Ghana Flag Ghana
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Enrolled in Case Western Reserve University
    Graduated with bachelor's degree in law
    Occupations
    lecturerdiplomatlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Mohamed Ibn Chambas is a Ghanaian lawyer, diplomat, politician and academic Ghana who has served as an international civil servant since 2006. He last served as the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for West Africa and the Sahel, and the former head of UNOWAS from April 2014 to April 2021. Previously, he served as the UN SRSG and Head of the Joint UN-AU Peacekeeping Mission in Darfur (2012-2014), the Secretary-General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (2010-2012) and the president of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS, 2006–2009).

  66. Mitzi Hoag

    Mitzi Hoag
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-2019 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    film actoractorstage actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Margaret Myrtle "Mitzi" Hoag was an American actress. Over the course of her career, she appeared in more than 73 different TV shows and movies. Notable among these are recurring roles in We'll Get By, Bonanza, Here Come the Brides, and The Partridge Family.

  67. Capricia Marshall

    Capricia Marshall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    diplomatlawyercivil servantpolitician
    Biography

    Capricia Penavic Marshall served as Chief of Protocol of the United States from 2009 to August 2013.

  68. George Washington Crile

    George Washington Crile
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1864-1943 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    surgeon
    Biography

    George Washington Crile was an American surgeon. Crile is now formally recognized as the first surgeon to have succeeded in a direct blood transfusion. He contributed to other procedures, such as neck dissection. Crile designed a small hemostatic forceps which bears his name; the Crile mosquito clamp. He also described a technique for using opioids, regional anesthesia and general anesthesia which is a concept known as balanced anesthesia. He is also known for co-founding the Cleveland Clinic in 1921.

  69. Donald A. Thomas

    Donald A. Thomas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    astronautengineeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Donald Alan Thomas, Ph.D. is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut.

  70. Ou Chin-der

    Ou Chin-der
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    civil engineer
    Biography

    Ou Chin-der is a Taiwanese civil engineer. Ou was an immigrant who moved from the mainland China to the Taitung County of eastern Taiwan with his parents. He graduated and received his master's degree of civil engineering from National Cheng Kung University, and took a doctoral degree in Soil Mechanics at Case Western Reserve University.

  71. Lynn Hershman Leeson

    Lynn Hershman Leeson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    filmmakerscreenwritercomputer artistartistphotographer
    Biography

    Lynn Hershman Leeson is an American artist and filmmaker. Her work combines art with social commentary, particularly on the relationship between people and technology. Leeson's work in media-based technology helped legitimize digital art forms. She is based in San Francisco, California.

  72. Anu Garg

    Anu Garg
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    writercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Anu Garg is an American author and speaker. He is also the founder of Wordsmith.org, an online community comprising word lovers from an estimated 195 countries. His books explore the joy of words. He has authored several books about language-related issues and written for magazines and newspapers. He was a columnist for MSN Encarta and Kahani magazine.

  73. Hester Peirce

    Hester Peirce
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Hester Maria Peirce is an American lawyer who serves as a Commissioner on the Securities and Exchange Commission. She previously served as the director of the Financial Markets Working Group at George Mason University's Mercatus Center. Peirce was confirmed by the United States Senate in December 2017 to fill a Republican vacancy on the SEC. She was sworn in on January 11, 2018, for a term ending in 2020, and her second term expires in 2025. Peirce is a former staff member of the United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and of the SEC. In 2016, she was nominated by President Barack Obama for Commissioner on the SEC, but the United States Senate did not act on her nomination.

  74. Sanjiv Sidhu

    Sanjiv Sidhu
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Sanjiv Sidhu is a software entrepreneur known for founding i2 Technologies, a supply chain management software company, and o9 Solutions, a Dallas, Texas-based company which offers a decision management platform for multinational corporations.

  75. Stephen M. Young

    Stephen M. Young
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1889-1984 (aged 95)
    Enrolled in Case Western Reserve University
    Studied in 1911
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Stephen Marvin Young was an American politician from the U.S. state of Ohio. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a United States Senator from Ohio from 1959 until 1971.

  76. Ann McKee

    Ann McKee
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    scientistpathologistcelebrityneurologist
    Biography

    Ann McKee is a neuropathologist and expert in neurodegenerative disease at the New England Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VISN-1) and is professor of neurology and pathology at Boston University School of Medicine and director of Boston University CTE Center. She is particularly known for her work studying Alzheimer's disease and the consequences of repetitive traumatic brain injury. In 2017, she was named "Bostonian of the Year" by The Boston Globe for her leading work in this area, and in 2018, Time named McKee one of its 100 most influential people.

  77. Siegfried Hecker

    Siegfried Hecker
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    academicmanagement engineerengineeruniversity teacherprofessor
    Biography

    Siegfried S. Hecker is an American metallurgist and nuclear scientist. He served as Director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory from 1986 to 1997 and is now affiliated with Stanford University, where he is research professor emeritus in the Department of Management Science and Engineering in the School of Engineering, and senior fellow emeritus at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. During this time, he was also elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering (1988) for outstanding research on plutonium and the forming of materials, and for leadership in developing energy and weapons systems.

  78. James Thomas Lynn

    James Thomas Lynn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-2010 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    politicianjurist
    Biography

    James Thomas Lynn was an American cabinet officer and government official. He served as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from 1973 until 1975 and as the director of the Office of Management and Budget from 1975 until 1977.

  79. Hamid Reza Katouzian

    Hamid Reza Katouzian
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Hamid-Reza Katouzian, also known as Hamid Katoozian, born on 23 October 1959 in Tehran, Iran is an Iranian politician and academic. He was a member of the Parliament of Iran; during his two terms, he served as the vice-chairman of the Industry Committee, and chairman of the Energy Committee.

  80. William Burnham Woods

    William Burnham Woods
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1824-1887 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    judgemilitary officerlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    William Burnham Woods was an American attorney and jurist who served as a United States Circuit Judge and an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court as well as an Ohio politician and soldier in the Civil War.

  81. Henry H. Spalding

    Henry H. Spalding
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1803-1874 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    missionary
    Biography

    Henry Harmon Spalding, and his wife Eliza Hart Spalding (1807–1851) were prominent Presbyterian missionaries and educators working primarily with the Nez Perce in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. The Spaldings and their fellow missionaries were among the earliest Americans to travel across the western plains, through the Rocky Mountains and into the lands of the Pacific Northwest to their religious missions in what would become the states of Idaho and Washington. Their missionary party of five, including Marcus Whitman and his wife Narcissa and William H. Gray, joined with a group of fur traders to create the first wagon train along the Oregon Trail.

  82. Zdravka Bušić

    Zdravka Bušić
    Born in
    Croatia Flag Croatia
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Zdravka Bušić is a Croatian politician for the right-wing Croatian Democratic Union party.

  83. Edward Williams

    Edward Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1843-1903 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Edward Porter Williams was an American businessman who co-founded the Sherwin-Williams Company with Henry Sherwin.

  84. Alene Duerk

    Alene Duerk
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1920-2018 (aged 98)
    Occupations
    military officernurse
    Biography

    Alene Bertha Duerk became the first female admiral in the U.S. Navy in 1972. She was also the director of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps from 1970 to 1975. She is a 1974 recipient of a Distinguished Alumni Award of Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

  85. Charles Vanik

    Charles Vanik
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1913-2007 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    judgelawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Charles Albert Vanik was a Democratic politician from Ohio. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1955 to 1981.

  86. John Strong Newberry

    John Strong Newberry
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1822-1892 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    paleontologistgeologistuniversity teacherexplorerphysician
    Biography

    John Strong Newberry was an American physician, geologist and paleontologist. He participated as a naturalist and surgeon on three expeditions to explore and survey the western United States. During the Civil War he served in the US Sanitary Commission and was appointed secretary of the western department of the commission. After the war he became professor of geology and paleontology at Columbia University School of Mines.

  87. George Trumbull Ladd

    George Trumbull Ladd
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1842-1921 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    writerpsychologistphilosopher
    Biography

    George Trumbull Ladd was an American philosopher, educator and psychologist.

  88. Alix Kates Shulman

    Alix Kates Shulman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    novelistwriter
    Biography

    Alix Kates Shulman is an American writer of fiction, memoirs, and essays, and a prominent early radical activist of second-wave feminism. She is best known for her bestselling debut adult novel, Memoirs of an Ex-Prom Queen (Knopf, 1972), hailed by the Oxford Companion to Women's Writing as "the first important novel to emerge from the Women's Liberation Movement."

  89. Paul Hackett

    Paul Hackett
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    military officerlawyer
    Biography

    Lieutenant Colonel Paul Lewis Hackett III is a lawyer and veteran of the Iraq War who unsuccessfully sought election to the United States Congress from the Second District of Ohio in the August 2, 2005, special election. Hackett, a Democrat, narrowly lost to Republican Jean Schmidt, a former member of the Ohio House of Representatives, providing the best showing in the usually solidly Republican district by any Democrat since the 1974 election. Hackett's campaign attracted national attention and substantial expenditures by both parties. It was viewed by some observers as the first round of the 2006 elections. In October 2005, Hackett said he would seek the Democratic nomination in 2006 to challenge incumbent U.S. Senator Mike DeWine; however, he dropped out of the race on February 14, 2006, and said that he would return to his law practice.

  90. Cynthia Thielen

    Cynthia Thielen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-.. (age 89)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Cynthia Henry Thielen was a member of the Hawaii House of Representatives who represented District 50, the Kailua and Kaneohe Bay areas of Oahu County. A Republican, she served in the state House of Representatives from 1990 until 2020. She served as minority floor leader from 1992 to 1997 and was the assistant minority leader at the time of her retirement.

  91. Nancy Caroline

    Nancy Caroline
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-2002 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    physician
    Biography

    Nancy Lee Caroline,, was an American physician and writer who worked in emergency medical services (EMS). She was a co-founder of Freedom House, an emergency ambulance service that assisted underserved populations in Pittsburgh in the 1960s and 1970s. She was also the first medical director of Magen David Adom, Israel's Red Cross Society, and was later called by colleagues, "Israel's Mother Teresa".

  92. Nan Aron

    Nan Aron
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Nan Aron is an American lawyer and the founder and president of Alliance for Justice (AFJ), a liberal judicial advocacy group in the United States. Staunchly progressive, Aron has been a noted opponent of conservative judicial nominees in the United States. She repeatedly called for former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama to be more aggressive in nominating progressives to the bench, and during George W. Bush's presidency, urged the Democrat-controlled Senate to consider Bush's nominees closely. She is considered a key player in confirmation hearings for judicial nominees, and, in 2005, was called "the Madame Defarge of liberal court watchers" in the Wall Street Journal.

  93. Martin R. Hoke

    Martin R. Hoke
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Enrolled in Case Western Reserve University
    In 1980 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    entrepreneurlawyerpresidentpolitician
    Biography

    Martin R. Hoke is an American Republican politician, former member of the Ohio Casino Control Commission, and former member of the United States House of Representatives from Ohio.

  94. Mickey Appleman

    Mickey Appleman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    poker player
    Biography

    Mark "Mickey" Appleman is an American professional poker player, sports bettor, and sports handicapper now living in Fort Lee, New Jersey. His poker accomplishments include winning four WSOP bracelets, all in different variations of poker and four top 25 finishes in the WSOP Main Event.

  95. Alfred J. Gross

    Alfred J. Gross
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1918-2000 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    inventorbusinesspersonengineer
    Biography

    Irving "Al" Gross was a pioneer in mobile wireless communication. He created and patented many communications devices, specifically in relation to an early version of the walkie-talkie, Citizens' Band radio, the telephone pager and the cordless telephone.

  96. Maxie Clarence Maultsby, Jr

    Maxie Clarence Maultsby, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-2016 (aged 84)
    Enrolled in Case Western Reserve University
    In 1957 graduated with Doctor of Medicine
    Occupations
    psychiatrist
    Biography

    Maxie Clarence Maultsby Jr. was an American psychiatrist, author of several books on emotional and behavioral self-management, Elected Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists. He is the founder of the method of psychotherapy called Rational Behavior Therapy, the emotional self-help technique called Rational Self-Counseling, and the New Self-Help Alcoholic Relapse Prevention Treatment Method. He was an Emeritus Professor at the College of Medicine at Howard University in Washington D.C.

  97. Elioda Tumwesigye

    Elioda Tumwesigye
    Born in
    Uganda Flag Uganda
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    physicianpolitician
    Biography

    Elioda Tumwesigye is a Ugandan politician, physician, and epidemiologist who has served as minister of science, technology and innovation in the cabinet of Uganda since June 2016. From March 2015 until June 2016, he served as the minister of health.

  98. Magued Osman

    Magued Osman
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dr. Magued Osman is the CEO and Director of the Egyptian Center for Public Opinion Research "Baseera," which ran the only transparent public opinion surveys by phone for the first Egyptian Presidential elections in 2012. Baseera implemented also the first exit poll in the middle east. Dr. Osman is a member of Egypt National Council for Women. Dr.Osman is acting as the chairman of Telecom Egypt (we), the main landlines service provider in Egypt, since 2016.

  99. Richard S. Varga

    Richard S. Varga
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1928-2022 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    university teachermathematician
    Biography

    Richard Steven Varga was an American mathematician who specialized in numerical analysis and linear algebra. He was an Emeritus University Professor of Mathematical Sciences at Kent State University and an adjunct Professor at Case Western Reserve University. Varga was known for his contributions to many areas of mathematics, including matrix analysis, complex analysis, approximation theory, and scientific computation. He was the author of the classic textbook Matrix Iterative Analysis. Varga served as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA).

  100. Robert MacArthur Crawford

    Robert MacArthur Crawford
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1899-1961 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    songwritermilitary officermusic pedagogue
    Biography

    Robert MacArthur Crawford is known for writing The U.S. Air Force song. He was born in Dawson City, Yukon, and spent his childhood in Fairbanks, Alaska. He graduated high school in 1915 at Chehalis High School in Chehalis, Washington. During World War I he attempted to become a pilot in the United States Army Air Service but was dismissed when he was discovered to be underage. He attended the Case Scientific Institute in Cleveland, known today as Case Western Reserve University, where he was a member of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. Crawford then enrolled in Princeton University, and graduated in 1925. He later studied and taught at the Juilliard School of Music. Crawford learned how to fly an airplane in 1923. He flew himself around the United States in a small plane to concerts, where he was introduced as "The Flying Baritone." Liberty magazine sponsored a contest in 1938 for a musical composition that would become the official song of the U.S. Army Air Corps. Out of 757 submissions, Crawford's was chosen as the winner. The song was officially introduced at the Cleveland Air Races on Sept. 2, 1939, where Crawford sang its first public rendition.