21 Notable alumni of
Cornell College

Cornell College is 2339th in the world, 802nd in North America, and 758th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 21 notable alumni from Cornell College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. James Daly

    Photo
    James Daly
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1918-1978 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actorstage actor
    Biography

    James Firman Daly was an American theater, film, and television actor, who is perhaps best known for his role as Paul Lochner in the hospital drama series Medical Center, in which he played Chad Everett's superior.

  2. Leo Beranek

    Photo
    Leo Beranek
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1914-2016 (aged 102)
    Occupations
    audio engineeruniversity teacherengineer
    Biography

    Leo Leroy Beranek was an American acoustics expert, former MIT professor, and a founder and former president of Bolt, Beranek and Newman (now BBN Technologies). He authored Acoustics, considered a classic textbook in this field, and its updated and extended version published in 2012 under the title Acoustics: Sound Fields and Transducers. He was also an expert in the design and evaluation of concert halls and opera houses, and authored the classic textbook Music, Acoustics, and Architecture, revised and extended in 2004 under the title Concert Halls and Opera Houses: Music, Acoustics, and Architecture.

  3. Chris Carney

    Photo
    Chris Carney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in Cornell College
    In 1981 graduated with Bachelor of Social Science
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary officerintelligence analystteacher
    Biography

    Christopher P. Carney is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district from 2007 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

  4. Deb Mell

    Photo
    Deb Mell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Deborah L. "Deb" Mell is an American politician from Chicago. She is a Democrat and was formerly a member of the Chicago City Council, representing the 33rd ward. She previously served in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2009 to 2013.

  5. Harper Reed

    Photo
    Harper Reed
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Harper Reed is an American entrepreneur and former Head of Commerce at Braintree, a subsidiary of PayPal. In 2011, he served as Chief Technology Officer for Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign.

  6. David C. Hilmers

    Photo
    David C. Hilmers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    military officerastronautengineerphysician
    Biography

    David Carl Hilmers, M.D. is a former NASA astronaut who flew four Space Shuttle missions. He was born in Clinton, Iowa, but considers DeWitt, Iowa, to be his hometown. He has two grown sons. His recreational interests include playing the piano, gardening, electronics, spending time with his family, and all types of sports. His parents are deceased. With five academic degrees, he is the second most formally educated U.S. astronaut, behind Story Musgrave with six.

  7. L. M. Shaw

    Photo
    L. M. Shaw
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1848-1932 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Leslie Mortier Shaw was an American businessman, lawyer, and politician. He served as the 17th Governor of Iowa and was a Republican candidate in the 1908 presidential election.

  8. Michael W. Allen

    Photo
    Michael W. Allen
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    business executive
    Biography

    Michael W. Allen is an American software developer, educator, and author. He is known for his work on e-learning, and led the development of the Authorware software.

  9. Lester J. Dickinson

    Photo
    Lester J. Dickinson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1873-1968 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Lester Jesse Dickinson (October 29, 1873 – June 4, 1968) was a Republican United States Representative and Senator from Iowa. He was, in the words of Time magazine, "a big, friendly, white-thatched Iowa lawyer." In early 1936 he dreamed of winning the presidency. However, the only race he would enter that year would be for his own seat in the Senate, and he would lose it.

  10. Maryann Mahaffey

    Photo
    Maryann Mahaffey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-2006 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Maryann Mahaffey was born in Burlington, Iowa. Mahaffey attended, and graduated from Cornell College in 1946. While in college, during the summer of 1945, Mahaffey worked at Poston Internment Camp as a Recreation Director. Influenced by her early work experiences, Mahaffey decided to attend the University of Southern California to obtain a master's degree in Social Work. While a student in the School of Social Work, she met Herman (Hy) Dooha, whom she married in June 1950. After Mahaffey and Dooha graduated in 1951, they moved to Indianapolis where Mahaffey began work with Girl Scouts of the United States of America. She successfully ran for election in 1973 for Detroit City Council. Mahaffey was one of a few members of the Democratic Socialists of America to be elected to public office.

  11. John Q. Tufts

    Photo
    John Q. Tufts
    Years
    1840-1902 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    John Quincy Adams Tufts was an American Republican politician from Iowa and California. He was founder of a sporting goods company in Los Angeles, California.

  12. Robert G. Cousins

    Photo
    Robert G. Cousins
    Years
    1859-1933 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Robert Gordon Cousins was an eight-term Republican U.S. Representative from Iowa's 5th congressional district. He represented the Cedar Rapids, Iowa, area for the last eight years of the 19th century and the first eight years of the 20th century.

  13. Cato Sells

    Photo
    Cato Sells
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1859-1948 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Cato Sells was a commissioner at the Bureau of Indian Affairs from 1913 to 1921.

  14. Burton E. Sweet

    Photo
    Burton E. Sweet
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1867-1957 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Burton Erwin Sweet was a four-term Republican U.S. Representative from Iowa's 3rd congressional district, then a wide but short chain of counties in north-central and northeastern Iowa, in the shape of a monkey wrench.

  15. Edward Thomas Devine

    Photo
    Edward Thomas Devine
    Years
    1867-1948 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    university teachereconomist
    Biography

    Edward Thomas Devine was a professor at Columbia University and American University who advocated for social welfare.

  16. Frank Hole

    Photo
    Frank Hole
    Years
    1931-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    archaeologist
    Biography

    Frank Hole is an American Near Eastern archaeologist known for his work on the prehistory of Iran, the origins of food production, and the archaeology of pastoral nomadism. He is C. J. MacCurdy Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at Yale University.

  17. Matthew J. Brouillette

    Photo
    Matthew J. Brouillette
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    radio personality
    Biography

    Matthew J. Brouillette is an American businessman and entrepreneur who is the founder and president of Commonwealth Partners Chamber of Entrepreneurs, a 501(c)(6) membership organization based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He is the former president and CEO of the Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternatives, a free-market think tank in Pennsylvania. He served in that position from February 2002 through June 2016.

  18. Roger Stewart

    Photo
    Roger Stewart
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Roger Tabor Stewart is the Iowa State Senator from the 13th District. A Democrat, he has served in the Iowa Senate since 2003.

  19. William Wallace McCredie

    Photo
    William Wallace McCredie
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1862-1935 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    William Wallace "W. W." McCredie was a U.S. Representative from Washington.

  20. Emma Amelia Cranmer

    Photo
    Emma Amelia Cranmer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1858-1937 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    writersuffragettesocial reformersuffragist
    Biography

    Emma Amelia Cranmer was an American temperance reformer, woman suffragist, and author. A talented suffrage speaker and prohibition representative, she served as president of the South Dakota Woman's Christian Temperance Union and the South Dakota Equal Suffrage Association. Some of her epigrams were published by the press.

  21. Joanna Baker

    Photo
    Joanna Baker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1862-1935 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Joanna Baker was an American linguist and child prodigy, holding her first college teaching job at the age of 16 and publishing her first book of translations from the Greek at the age of 18. For more than a quarter of a century, she was professor of ancient languages at Simpson College in Iowa, and she also taught at Lake Erie College in Ohio.