45 Notable alumni of
Claremont Graduate University

Claremont Graduate University is 951st in the world, 356th in North America, and 334th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 45 notable alumni from Claremont Graduate University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Tom Cotton

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    Tom Cotton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Enrolled in Claremont Graduate University
    Studied in 1998-1999
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerbusiness consultantfarmer
    Biography

    Thomas Bryant Cotton is an American politician and attorney serving as the junior United States Senator for Arkansas since 2015. A member of the Republican Party, he served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 2013 to 2015.

  2. James Turrell

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    James Turrell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    artistland artistphotographer
    Biography

    James Turrell is an American artist known for his work within the Light and Space movement. Much of Turrell's career has been devoted to a still-unfinished work, Roden Crater, a natural cinder cone crater located outside Flagstaff, Arizona, that he is turning into a massive naked-eye observatory; and for his series of skyspaces, enclosed spaces that frame the sky.

  3. Abdulla Yameen

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    Abdulla Yameen
    Born in
    Maldives Flag Maldives
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom is a Maldivian politician who was the 6th President of the Maldives from 2013 to 2018. He left office on 17 November 2018 following his defeat in the 2018 presidential election, in which he sought to win a second 5-year term. As of February 2020, he was imprisoned in Maafushi Prison for money-laundering crimes.

  4. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

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    Debbie Mucarsel-Powell
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    Ecuador Flag Ecuador
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Debbie Jessika Mucarsel-Powell is an American politician and academic administrator who served as a U.S. Representative for Florida's 26th congressional district from 2019 to 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, her district covered the western part of Miami-Dade County, including Homestead, as well as the Florida Keys. Mucarsel-Powell was the first Ecuadorian American and first South American-born immigrant to serve as a member of the U.S. House and the U.S. Congress.

  5. Paul H. O'Neill

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    Paul H. O'Neill
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-2020 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Paul Henry O'Neill served as the 72nd United States Secretary of the Treasury for part of President George W. Bush's first term, from January 2001 to December 2002. He was fired in December 2002 for his public disagreement with the administration. Prior to his term as Secretary of the Treasury, O'Neill was chairman and CEO of industrial giant Alcoa and chairman of the RAND Corporation.

  6. Michael Anton

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    Michael Anton
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    political scientistspeechwriter
    Biography

    Michael Anton is an American conservative essayist, speechwriter and former private-equity executive who was a senior national security official in the Trump administration. Under a pseudonym he wrote "The Flight 93 Election", an influential essay in support of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.

  7. David Ray Griffin

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    David Ray Griffin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    theologianphilosopherconspiracy theoristwriter
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    David Ray Griffin is an American retired professor of philosophy of religion and theology and a 9/11 conspiracy theorist. Along with John B. Cobb, Jr., he founded the Center for Process Studies in 1973, a research center of Claremont School of Theology that seeks to promote the common good by means of the relational approach found in process thought.

  8. Bhikkhu Bodhi

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    Bhikkhu Bodhi
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    Buddhist Publication Society
    Biography

    Bhikkhu Bodhi, born Jeffrey Block, is an American Theravada Buddhist monk, ordained in Sri Lanka and currently teaching in the New York and New Jersey area. He was appointed the second president of the Buddhist Publication Society and has edited and authored several publications grounded in the Theravada Buddhist tradition.

  9. John C. Eastman

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    John C. Eastman
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politicianjuristuniversity teacher
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    John C. Eastman is an American legal scholar who is a former tenured professor of law and former dean at the Chapman University School of Law. A former law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, he is the founding director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, a public interest law firm affiliated with the conservative think tank Claremont Institute. Eastman ran unsuccessfully as a Republican for California's 34th congressional district in 1990, and for the office of California Attorney General in 2010.

  10. David Dreier

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    David Dreier
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in Claremont Graduate University
    In 1976 graduated with Master of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    David Timothy Dreier OAE is an American businessman, philanthropist, and politician who served as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from California from 1981 to 2013. He was one of the youngest members ever elected to the United States Congress. Dreier was the youngest chairman of the House Rules Committee in U.S. history, serving from 1999 to 2007 and from 2011 to 2013. After leaving Congress, Dreier served on the Foreign Affairs Policy Board under President Barack Obama. He served as the chairman of the Tribune Publishing Company from 2019 to 2020. Dreier founded and chairs the Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation.

  11. John Long

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    John Long
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    mountaineer
    Biography

    John Long is an American rock climber and author. His stories have been translated into many languages.

  12. Jerry Voorhis

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    Jerry Voorhis
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1901-1984 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Horace Jeremiah "Jerry" Voorhis was an intellectual and Democratic politician from California who served five terms in the United States House of Representatives from 1937 to 1947, representing the 12th congressional district in Los Angeles County. He was the first political opponent of Richard M. Nixon, who defeated Voorhis for re-election in 1946 in a campaign cited as an example of Nixon's use of red-baiting during his political rise.

  13. Gary Chartier

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    Gary Chartier
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    philosopherblogger
    Biography

    Gary William Chartier is an American legal scholar and philosopher who is currently Distinguished Professor of Law and Business Ethics and Associate Dean of the Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business at La Sierra University in Riverside, California.

  14. David Keirsey

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    David Keirsey
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1921-2013 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    psychologistacademicnon-fiction writeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    David West Keirsey was an American psychologist, a professor emeritus at California State University, Fullerton, and the author of several books. In his most popular publications, Please Understand Me (1978, co-authored by Marilyn Bates) and the revised and expanded second volume Please Understand Me II (1998), he laid out a self-assessed personality questionnaire, known as the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, which links human behavioral patterns to four temperaments and sixteen character types. Both volumes of Please Understand Me contain the questionnaire for type evaluation with detailed portraits and a systematic treatment of descriptions of temperament traits and personality characteristics. With a focus on conflict management and cooperation, Keirsey specialized in family and partnership counseling and the coaching of children and adults.

  15. Ian Fowles

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    Ian Fowles
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    musiciantelevision actorguitarist
    Biography

    Ian Fowles is an American musician, author, and actor, best known as the current guitarist for the Orange County rock band The Aquabats, in which he performs under the stage name and persona of EagleBones Falconhawk. Prior to joining The Aquabats, Fowles was also one of the founding members of the hardcore punk band Death by Stereo.

  16. Philippe Maystadt

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    Philippe Maystadt
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    Belgium Flag Belgium
    Years
    1948-2017 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    university teacherbankerpoliticianlawyer
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    Philippe M.P.J. Maystadt was a Belgian politician who served as Minister for Economic Affairs, Minister of Finance, and Deputy Prime Minister. He was President of the European Investment Bank (EIB) from 2000 to 2011.

  17. Diane Watson

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    Diane Watson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-.. (age 88)
    Enrolled in Claremont Graduate University
    In 1987 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatpsychologistuniversity teacherhealth administrator
    Biography

    Diane Edith Watson is a former US Representative for California's 33rd congressional district, serving from 2003 until 2011. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district is located entirely in Los Angeles County and includes much of Central Los Angeles, as well as such wealthy neighborhoods as Los Feliz.

  18. Lewis Baltz

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    Lewis Baltz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-2014 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    artistphotographer
    Biography

    Lewis Baltz was a visual artist and photographer who became an important figure in the New Topographics movement of the late 1970s. His work has been published in a number of books, presented in numerous exhibitions, and appeared in museums such as the Museum of Modern Art, Paris, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. He wrote for many journals, and contributed regularly to L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui.

  19. Angelo Codevilla

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    Angelo Codevilla
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    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Angelo M. Codevilla is an Italian-US professor emeritus of international relations at what is now the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He served as a U.S. Navy officer, a foreign service officer, and professional staff member of the Select Committee on Intelligence of the United States Senate. Codevilla's books and articles range from French and Italian politics to the thoughts of Machiavelli and Montesquieu to arms control, war, the technology of ballistic missile defenses, and a broad range of international topics. Articles by Codevilla have appeared in Commentary, Foreign Affairs, National Review, and The New Republic. His op-eds have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post. He has also been published in Political Science Reviewer, Intercollegiate Review, and Politica.

  20. Thomas Jay Oord

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    Thomas Jay Oord
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    philosophertheologian
    Biography

    Thomas Jay Oord is a theologian, philosopher, and multidisciplinary scholar who directs a doctoral program at Northwind Theological Seminary and the Center for Open and Relational Theology. He formerly taught for sixteen years as a tenured professor at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. He is the author or editor of more than twenty books and hundreds of articles. Oord is known for his contributions to research on love, open theism, postmodernism, the relationship between religion and science, Wesleyan, Holiness, Nazarene, and evangelical theology.

  21. Ayanna Howard

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    Ayanna Howard
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    computer scientistartificial intelligence researcher
    Biography

    Ayanna MacCalla Howard is an American roboticist, entrepreneur and educator currently serving as the dean of the College of Engineering at The Ohio State University. Assuming the post in March 2021, Howard became the first woman to lead the College of Engineering.

  22. William B. Allen

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    William B. Allen
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    philosopher
    Biography

    William Barclay Allen is an American political scientist. He has been Professor of Political Philosophy and dean of James Madison College at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. He was a member of the National Council on the Humanities 1984–87 and chairman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights from 1988 to 1989.

  23. Michael Crooke

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    Michael Crooke
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Dr. Michael W. Crooke is an American businessman and academic. Best known as the CEO of Patagonia, Inc. from 1999 to 2005, Crooke has held a variety of corporate leadership positions in industries ranging from outdoor equipment and apparel to venture capital. From 2010 to 2015, Crooke served on the faculty of Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management. Crooke was also the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Avamere Professor of Practice at the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business from 2015-2017. He served as Professor of Strategy and Leadership at The Honor Foundation, and as a strategic business consultant to high-growth and established companies. He is currently the Chairman of RandE Holdings LLC, a family office focused on healthcare, wine and venture capital. In addition, he is the Chairman of the Avamere Health Services Advisory Board. As a consultant, Crooke’s stated focus is on “embedding environmental and social considerations into a great product or service increases differentiation and maximizes shareholder value over the long-term” as well as “developing direct to customer strategies that create an emotional connection to the brand.” Most recently, Crooke co-founded and is co-Chairman of the Board of WAYB, a values-led company reinventing on-the-go gear for family adventures.

  24. Stephen Cambone

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    Stephen Cambone
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Biography

    Stephen Anthony Cambone was the first United States Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, a post created in March 2003. Cambone first came to the attention of the public at large during the testimony of Major General Antonio Taguba before the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, where he disputed the General's statement that prison guards were under the effective control of military intelligence personnel and interrogators. Cambone resigned at the beginning of 2007 and was replaced by James R. Clapper, Jr., former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Cambone was associated with the Project for the New American Century, participating in the study which resulted in the writing of the report Rebuilding America's Defenses.

  25. Tasha Boerner Horvath

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    Tasha Boerner Horvath
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Tasha Boerner Horvath is an American politician who serves in the California State Assembly. A Democrat, she represents the 76th Assembly District, which encompasses coastal parts of northern San Diego County. Prior to being elected to the State Assembly, she served on the Encinitas City Council.

  26. Greg Colson

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    Greg Colson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    painterprintmaker
    Biography

    Greg Colson is an American artist best known for works that straddle the line between painting and sculpture that address concepts of efficiency and order. Using scavenged materials, Colson allows the physicality of his makeshift constructions to intrude on the precise systems he paints or draws upon their surfaces - striking a balance between subject and context, image and support, order and chaos.

  27. Lisa Adams

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    Lisa Adams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    painter
    Biography

    Lisa Adams is an American painter who emerged in the mid 1980s. She is best known for her oil paintings of imaginary worlds that address both personal and collective realities. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in the public collections of LACMA, Eli Broad, the San Jose Museum of Art, the USC Fisher Museum of Art, the Long Beach Museum of Art, the Edward F. Albee Foundation, the Frederick R. Weisman Museum and the Laguna Museum of Art. She lives and works in downtown Los Angeles, California.

  28. Harrison McIntosh

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    Harrison McIntosh
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1914-2016 (aged 102)
    Occupations
    ceramicist
    Biography

    Harrison Edward McIntosh was an American ceramic artist. He was an exponent of the Mid-century Modern style of ceramics, featuring simple symmetrical forms. His work has been exhibited in venues in the United States including the Smithsonian and internationally including at the Louvre in France.

  29. Jonathan D. Farrar

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    Jonathan D. Farrar
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Jonathan Don Farrar was the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Panama from 2012 to 2015. He was previously the Chief of Mission of the United States Interests Section in Havana, Cuba, from July 2008-September 2011.

  30. Bhekh Bahadur Thapa

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    Bhekh Bahadur Thapa
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    Nepal Flag Nepal
    Years
    1937-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    banker
    Biography

    Bhekh Bahadur Thapa is a foreign affairs expert and diplomat. He is former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Nepal. He was fourth Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank from 14 August 1966 to 26 July 1967. He was Minister of Finance between 1976 and 1978 A.D after serving as State Minister of Finance and Secretary of Finance Ministry. He has twice served as Ambassador to USA (1980–1985 & 1996). He has served as former Nepalese ambassador to India from 1997 to 2003. He also headed the National Advisory Committee for 18th SAARC summit that was held at Kathmandu on November 2014. Currently, he is working as EPG (Eminent Person's Group) coordinator representing Nepal on reviewing bilateral treaties between India and Nepal.

  31. Damian Vaughn

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    Damian Vaughn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Damian Medeiros da Silva Vaughn is a retired American Football tight end for the Cincinnati Bengals (1998–2000) and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2001–2002). As the first Brazilian NFL player, Vaughn has made efforts to promote awareness and interest in American football among Brazilians, including a trip to Brazil with Tony Gonzalez in 2003. Following his career in football, Vaughn has remained active in the athletics world by founding the Vaughn Center, which offers meditation and leadership training for athletes.

  32. John G. West

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    John G. West
    Years
    1964-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    political scientist
    Biography

    John G. West is a senior fellow at the Seattle-based Discovery Institute, and associate director and vice president for public policy and legal affairs of its Center for Science and Culture (CSC), which serves as the main hub of the pseudoscientific Intelligent design movement.

  33. Suzanne Muchnic

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    Suzanne Muchnic
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    journalistart criticart historian
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    Suzanne Muchnic is an art writer who was a staff art reporter and art critic at the Los Angeles Times for 31 years. She has also written books on artists, collectors, and museums.

  34. Yaou Aïssatou

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    Yaou Aïssatou
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    Cameroon Flag Cameroon
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    economistpoliticianhuman rights activistbusinessperson
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    Yaou Aïssatou is the Director General of Cameroon's National Investment Corporation (NIS). She was also Cameroon's first Minister of Women's Affairs.

  35. Jack Cuzick

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    Jack Cuzick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    epidemiologist
    Biography

    Jack Martin Cuzick is an American-born British academic, director of the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine in London and head of the Centre for Cancer Prevention. He is the John Snow Professor of Epidemiology at the Wolfson Institute, Queen Mary University of London.

  36. Kate Gale

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    Kate Gale
    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    poetlibrettistwriter
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    Kate Gale is an American author, poet, librettist, and independent publisher. She is the managing editor of Red Hen Press.

  37. Susan Orr

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    Susan Orr
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
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    Susan Orr headed the United States Children's Bureau, a federal agency organized under the United States Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Children and Families, as Associate Commissioner.

  38. Rudolph G. Wilson

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    Rudolph G. Wilson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-2017 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    professorwriter
    Biography

    Rudolph G. Wilson was an American professor, writer, storyteller, and public speaker, known by his students as Papa Rudy. He was the first African-American member, and later the first elected black president, of the Edwardsville School Board. At Claremont Grad School in 1965, he was the first African American to teach in an all-white school. He was, until retirement in 2009, the Assistant Provost for Cultural and Social Diversity at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, as well as holding the academic rank of Associate Professor of Secondary Education in the department of Curriculum and Instruction.

  39. Seth Leibsohn

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    Seth Leibsohn
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    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    radio personality
    Biography

    Seth Leibsohn is a conservative talk show host and author. He is also a senior fellow at the Claremont Institute, and was the producer for Bill Bennett's Morning in America, a syndicated talk show in the 2000s. Most recently he was the co-host, along with Chris Buskirk, of the Phoenix-based talk show, The Seth and Chris Show. He resigned from the show in order to run for the House Seat vacated by Kyrsten Sinema. However, when the consulting group his campaign hired to spearhead the campaign failed to collect the required number of signatures to appear on the ballot, he was forced to withdraw from the race. Currently he hosts The Seth Leibsohn Show on KKNT in Phoenix.

  40. Armen Orujyan

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    Armen Orujyan
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    scientistpolitician
    Biography

    Armen Orujyan is an Armenian-American entrepreneur, architect of innovation ecosystems. He is the founding CEO of the Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST), and the founder and former chairman of Athgo.

  41. Jean Maria Arrigo

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    Jean Maria Arrigo
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    psychologist
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    Jean Maria Arrigo is an American social psychologist and oral historian.

  42. Laura Myntti

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    Laura Myntti
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    painterartist
    Biography

    Laura Myntti is an American artist known for her paintings, etchings, and in situ drawings; she also works with found objects, mosaics, and photo collage.

  43. José Aybar

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    José Aybar
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    José M. Aybar, full name José Manuel Aybar de Soto, is the former president of Richard J. Daley College in Chicago, one of the City Colleges of Chicago. He has attracted nationwide attention for his innovative approach to remedial instruction at the college level, which has led to a doubling of pass rates for students in remedial courses at Daley College.

  44. Benjamin Saltman

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    Benjamin Saltman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-1999 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Benjamin Saltman was an American poet and Professor of verse writing and contemporary American literature at California State University, Northridge. The Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award is given annually by Red Hen Press in his honor.

  45. Mark Li

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    Mark Li
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Mark Li is a Taiwanese politician. A member of the Kuomintang, he served in the Legislative Yuan from 2008 to 2012.