100 Notable alumni of
DePauw University

DePauw University is 567th in the world, 217th in North America, and 201st in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from DePauw 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 DePauw University won Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine.

  1. Dan Quayle

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    Dan Quayle
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    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerbusinessperson
    Biography

    James Danforth Quayle is an American lawyer and politician who served as the 44th vice president of the United States from 1989 to 1993 under president George H. W. Bush, a U.S. representative from 1977 to 1981 and a U.S. senator from Indiana from 1981 to 1989.

  2. Margaret Mead

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    Margaret Mead
    Born in
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    Years
    1901-1978 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    curatoranthropologistwriter
    Biography

    Margaret Mead was an American cultural anthropologist who featured frequently as an author and speaker in the mass media during the 1960s and 1970s. She earned her bachelor's degree at Barnard College in New York City and her MA and PhD degrees from Columbia University. Mead served as President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1975.

  3. Brad Stevens

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    Brad Stevens
    Born in
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    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Enrolled in DePauw University
    1995-1999 graduated with Bachelor of Science in economics
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    Bradley Kent Stevens is an American basketball executive and former professional coach. Stevens is the president of basketball operations for the Boston Celtics.

  4. Bret Baier

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    Bret Baier
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    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    William Bret Baier is the host of Special Report with Bret Baier on the Fox News Channel and the chief political correspondent for Fox. He previously worked as the network's Chief White House Correspondent and Pentagon correspondent.

  5. Scott Adsit

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    Scott Adsit
    Born in
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    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    stand-up comedianactorfilm directorfilm producerscreenwriter
    Biography

    Robert Scott Adsit is an American actor, comedian and writer. Born in Circle Pines, Minnesota, Adsit joined the mainstage cast of Chicago's The Second City in 1994 after attending Columbia College Chicago. He appeared in several revues, including Paradigm Lost for which he won The Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actor in a Comedy.

  6. Barbara Kingsolver

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    Barbara Kingsolver
    Born in
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    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    novelistpoetessayistwriter
    Biography

    Barbara Kingsolver is an American novelist, essayist and poet. She was raised in rural Kentucky and lived briefly in the Congo in her early childhood. Kingsolver earned degrees in biology at DePauw University and the University of Arizona and worked as a freelance writer before she began writing novels. Her widely known works include The Poisonwood Bible, the tale of a missionary family in the Congo, and Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, a non-fiction account of her family's attempts to eat locally.

  7. Drew Powell

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    Drew Powell
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    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    film actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Andrew "Drew" Powell is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Hoss Cartwright on the PAX series Ponderosa, Cadet Drew on Malcolm in the Middle, and Butch Gilzean/Cyrus Gold/Solomon Grundy, a series regular, on FOX's Gotham.

  8. Vernon Jordan

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    Vernon Jordan
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    Years
    1935-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    businesspersonlawyer
    Biography

    Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr. was an American business executive and civil rights activist who worked for various civil rights movement organizations before becoming a close advisor to President Bill Clinton.

  9. Bill Hayes

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    Bill Hayes
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    Years
    1925-.. (age 96)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorsinger
    Biography

    William Foster Hayes III is an American actor and recording artist. His song “The Ballad of Davy Crockett“ hit the top of the Billboard charts in the spring of 1955.

  10. Eli Lilly

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    Eli Lilly
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    Years
    1838-1898 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    chemistmilitary personnelpharmacistbusinessperson
    Biography

    Eli Lilly was an American soldier, pharmacist, chemist, and businessman who founded the Eli Lilly and Company pharmaceutical corporation. Lilly enlisted in the Union Army during the American Civil War and recruited a company of men to serve with him in the 18th Independent Battery Indiana Light Artillery. He was later promoted to major and then colonel, and was given command of the 9th Regiment Indiana Cavalry. Lilly was captured in September 1864 and held as a prisoner of war until January 1865. After the war, he attempted to run a plantation in Mississippi, but it failed and he returned to his pharmacy profession after the death of his first wife. Lilly remarried and worked with business partners in several pharmacies in Indiana and Illinois before opening his own business in 1876 in Indianapolis. Lilly's company manufactured drugs and marketed them on a wholesale basis to pharmacies. Lilly's pharmaceutical firm proved to be successful and he soon became wealthy after making numerous advances in medicinal drug manufacturing. Two of the early advances he pioneered were creating gelatin capsules to contain medicines and developing fruit flavorings. Eli Lilly and Company became one of the first pharmaceutical firms of its kind to staff a dedicated research department and put into place numerous quality-assurance measures.

  11. Ferid Murad

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    Ferid Murad
    Awards
    Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1998
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    physicianbiologistpharmacologistuniversity teacherpharmacist
    Biography

    Ferid Murad is an Albanian-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.

  12. Jeri Kehn Thompson

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    Jeri Kehn Thompson
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    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    columnist
    Biography

    Jeri Kehn Thompson is an American radio talk show host, columnist for The American Spectator, political commentator, and former political consultant for the Washington, D.C. law firm of Verner Liipfert. She has also worked for the Senate Republican Conference and the Republican National Committee. She was also employed with the public relations and lobbying firm Burson-Marsteller.

  13. Charles A. Beard

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    Charles A. Beard
    Born in
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    Years
    1874-1948 (aged 74)
    Enrolled in DePauw University
    In 1898 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    historian of the modern agehistorianuniversity teacherpeace activist
    Biography

    Charles Austin Beard was an American historian who wrote primarily during the first half of the 20th century. A history professor at Columbia University, Beard's influence is primarily due to his publications in the fields of history and political science. His works included a radical re-evaluation of the Founding Fathers of the United States, whom he believed to be more motivated by economics than by philosophical principles. Beard's most influential book, An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States (1913), has been the subject of great controversy ever since its publication. While it has been frequently criticized for its methodology and conclusions, it was responsible for a wide-ranging reinterpretation of American history of the founding era. He was also the co-author with his wife, Mary Beard, of The Rise of American Civilization (1927), which had a major influence on American historians.

  14. Stephen F. Hayes

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    Stephen F. Hayes
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    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Stephen Forester Hayes is an American journalist and author. In October 2019 Hayes founded the online opinion and news publication The Dispatch. Previously, he was a senior writer for National Journal and Editor-in-chief of The Weekly Standard. He was a staunch proponent of the Iraq War and an influential figure in promoting the false claim that the Saddam Hussein regime and Al Qaeda had an operational relationship.

  15. John Gardner

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    John Gardner
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    Years
    1933-1982 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    writertranslatornovelistessayistnon-fiction writer
    Biography

    John Champlin Gardner Jr. was an American novelist, essayist, literary critic and university professor. He is best known for his 1971 novel Grendel, a retelling of the Beowulf myth from the monster's point of view.

  16. David Cryer

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    David Cryer
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    Years
    1936-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorsingerstage actor
    Biography

    Donald David Cryer is an American stage, television and film actor and singer and one of the founders of San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater which began in Pittsburgh and New York's Mirror Repertory Theatre. In recent years, he is best known for the role of Firmin in The Phantom of the Opera, which he has played for nearly 19 years on the road and on Broadway. He has also played more performances of the Bernstein Mass, as The Celebrant (including at the Metropolitan Opera and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts) and more performances as Juan Peron in Evita than any other actor. Cryer and his first wife, the songwriter Gretchen Cryer, are the parents of the actor Jon Cryer and his sister Robin Cryer Hyland. With his second wife, the dancer and actress Britt Swanson, he is the father of four children: Rachel, Daniel, Carolyn, and Bill. He has eleven grandchildren.

  17. Mary Meeker

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    Mary Meeker
    Born in
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    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in DePauw University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in psychology
    Occupations
    stockbrokerventure capitalist
    Biography

    Mary Meeker is an American venture capitalist and former Wall Street securities analyst. Her primary work is on Internet and new technologies. She is the founder and general partner at the venture capital firm Bond Capital. She previously served as partner at Kleiner Perkins. In 2014, she was listed as the 77th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.

  18. Alice Ripley

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    Alice Ripley
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    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    singeractorstage actorsinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Alice Ripley is an American actress, singer, songwriter, and mixed media artist. She is known, in particular, for her various roles on Broadway in musicals, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal (2009 Tony Award, Best Actress in a Musical) and Side Show. She most recently played three roles in the short-lived Broadway musical, American Psycho. Alice Ripley has released albums with her band, RIPLEY, including the single, "Beautiful Eyes", released in February 2012. She also performs as a solo artist, while in February 2011 she released Alice Ripley Daily Practice, Volume 1, a stripped-down collection of acoustic rock covers.

  19. Scott Rasmussen

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    Scott Rasmussen
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    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    pollsterbusinessperson
    Biography

    Scott William Rasmussen /ˈræsˌmʌsən/ is an American public opinion pollster and political analyst. He previously produced the ScottRasmussen.com Daily Tracking Poll, a gauge of American voters' political sentiment. He is editor-at-large for Ballotpedia, where he writes the Number of the Day Feature, and is a host for the podcast entitled "Just the Polls," a podcast series from Just the News.

  20. Lee H. Hamilton

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    Lee H. Hamilton
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    Years
    1931-.. (age 90)
    Enrolled in DePauw University
    Studied in 1952
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Lee Herbert Hamilton is an American politician and lawyer from Indiana. He is a former member of the United States House of Representatives and a former member of the U.S. Homeland Security Advisory Council. A member of the Democratic Party, Hamilton represented the 9th congressional district of Indiana from 1965 to 1999. Following his departure from Congress, he has served on a number of governmental advisory boards, most notably as the vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission.

  21. Steven M. Rales

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    Steven M. Rales
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    Years
    1952-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    film producer
    Biography

    Steven M. Rales is an American businessman, film producer and chairman of Danaher Corporation. In 2018 Forbes listed him as the 88th richest person in America, with a net worth of $6.2 billion.

  22. Phil Crane

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    Phil Crane
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    Years
    1930-2014 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacheremployeedirector
    Biography

    Philip Miller Crane was an American politician. He was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1969 to 2005, representing the 8th District of Illinois in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. At the time of his defeat in the 2004 election, Crane was the longest-serving Republican member of the House.

  23. Ford Frick

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    Ford Frick
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    Years
    1894-1978 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Ford Christopher Frick was an American sportswriter and baseball executive. After working as a teacher and as a sportswriter for the New York American, he served as public relations director of the National League (NL), then as the league's president from 1934 to 1951. He was the third Commissioner of Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1951 to 1965.

  24. Jane Randolph

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    Jane Randolph
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    Years
    1915-2009 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Jane Randolph, was an American film actress. She is best known for her portrayals of Alice Moore in the 1942 horror film Cat People, and its sequel, The Curse of the Cat People (1944). She was born in Youngstown, Ohio and died in Gstaad, Switzerland, in 2009.

  25. David M. Shoup

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    David M. Shoup
    Born in
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    Years
    1904-1983 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    David Monroe Shoup was a general of the United States Marine Corps who was awarded the Medal of Honor in World War II, served as the 22nd Commandant of the Marine Corps, and, after retiring, became one of the most prominent critics of the Vietnam War.

  26. Albert J. Beveridge

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    Albert J. Beveridge
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    Years
    1862-1927 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    politicianhistorianlawyer
    Biography

    Albert Jeremiah Beveridge was an American historian and US senator from Indiana. He was an intellectual leader of the Progressive Era and a biographer of Chief Justice John Marshall and President Abraham Lincoln.

  27. Al Ries

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    Al Ries
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    Years
    1926-.. (age 95)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Al Ries is an American marketing professional and author. He is the cofounder and chairman of the Atlanta-based consulting firm Ries & Ries with his partner and daughter, Laura Ries. Along with Jack Trout, Ries is credited with resurrecting the idea of "positioning" in the field of marketing.

  28. Alexander Vraciu

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    Alexander Vraciu
    Born in
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    Years
    1918-2015 (aged 97)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Alexander Vraciu was a United States Navy fighter ace, Navy Cross recipient, and Medal of Honor nominee during World War II. At the end of the war, Vraciu ranked fourth among the U.S. Navy's flying aces, with 19 enemy planes downed during flight and 21 destroyed on the ground. After the war, he served as a test pilot and was instrumental in forming the post-war Naval and Marine Air Reserve program. From 1956 to 1958 Vraciu led his own fighter squadron, VF-51, for twenty-two months. He retired from the U.S. Navy with the rank of commander on December 31, 1963. Vraciu later moved to Danville, California, and worked for Wells Fargo.

  29. Richard Peck

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    Richard Peck
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    Years
    1934-2018 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    writerchildren's writer
    Biography

    Richard Wayne Peck was an American novelist known for his prolific contributions to modern young adult literature. He was awarded the Newbery Medal in 2001 for his novel A Year Down Yonder (the sequel to A Long Way From Chicago). For his cumulative contribution to young-adult literature, he received the Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association in 1990.

  30. Dick Tomey

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    Dick Tomey
    Born in
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    Years
    1938-2019 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    head coach
    Biography

    Richard Hastings Tomey was an American football coach and player. Tomey served as the head football coach at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (1977–1986), University of Arizona (1987–2000), and San Jose State University (2005–2009), compiling a career college football record of 183–145–7. His last full-time coaching position was as the special teams coach at Hawaii in 2011 under head coach Greg McMackin, who resigned after the season. Tomey was not retained by McMackin's successor, Norm Chow. Tomey served as a head coach of the victorious West team in the Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game on January 11, 2013 at Kino Stadium in Arizona.

  31. Joseph P. Allen

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    Joseph P. Allen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    astronautphysicist
    Biography

    Joseph Percival "Joe" Allen IV, Ph.D. is a former NASA astronaut. He logged more than 3,000 hours flying time in jet aircraft.

  32. Mary Ritter Beard

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    Mary Ritter Beard
    Born in
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    Years
    1876-1958 (aged 82)
    Enrolled in DePauw University
    Studied in 1897
    Occupations
    historianarchivistfeministsuffragettesuffragist
    Biography

    Mary Ritter Beard was an American historian, author, women's suffrage activist, and women's history archivist who was also a lifelong advocate of social justice. As a Progressive Era reformer, Beard was active in both the labor and women's rights movements. She also authored several books on women's role in history including On Understanding Women (1931), America Through Women's Eyes (editor, 1933), and Woman as Force in History: A Study in Traditions and Realities (1946), her major work. In addition, she collaborated with her husband, historian Charles Austin Beard, as coauthor of seven textbooks, most notably The Rise of American Civilization (1927), two volumes, and America in Midpassage: A Study of the Idea of Civilization (1939) and The American Spirit (1942), the third and fourth volume of The Rise of American Civilization series. A standalone book, Basic History of the United States, was their best-selling work.

  33. Dave Jones

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    Dave Jones
    Born in
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    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    David Evan Jones is an American politician who served as California's Insurance Commissioner from 2011 to 2019. He previously represented California's 9th assembly district from 2004 to 2010 as a member of the Democratic Party.

  34. David Graham Phillips

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    David Graham Phillips
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    Years
    1867-1911 (aged 44)
    Occupations
    journalistnovelistwriter
    Biography

    David Graham Phillips was an American novelist and journalist of the muckraker tradition.

  35. Tim Collins

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    Tim Collins
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    chief executive officer
    Biography

    Timothy C. Collins, born 1956, is the founder, senior managing director, and chief executive officer of Ripplewood Holdings LLC. He is also a member of the board of directors of Citigroup. Collins is a director of several public companies as well as some of Ripplewood’s private portfolio companies.

  36. Joseph W. Barr

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    Joseph W. Barr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1918-1996 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Joseph Walker Barr was an American businessman and politician from Indiana. He served one term in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Secretary of the Treasury from December 21, 1968 until January 20, 1969, in President Lyndon B. Johnson's cabinet. He was a member of the Democratic Party.

  37. Chinda Sutemi

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    Chinda Sutemi
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    Years
    1857-1929 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    diplomatpoliticianpastor
    Biography

    Count Chinda Sutemi was a Japanese diplomat.

  38. David E. Lilienthal

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    David E. Lilienthal
    Born in
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    Years
    1899-1981 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    juristwriterlawyer
    Biography

    David Eli Lilienthal was an American attorney and public administrator, best known for his Presidential Appointment to head Tennessee Valley Authority and later the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). He had practiced public utility law and led the Wisconsin Public Utilities Commission.

  39. Joseph E. McDonald

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    Joseph E. McDonald
    Born in
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    Years
    1819-1891 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Joseph Ewing McDonald was a United States Representative and Senator from Indiana.

  40. Newton Booth

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    Newton Booth
    Born in
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    Years
    1825-1892 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Newton Booth was an American entrepreneur and politician.

  41. Adam Kennedy

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    Adam Kennedy
    Born in
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    Years
    1922-1997 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    actorpaintertelevision actorscreenwriterfilm actor
    Biography

    Adam Kennedy was an American actor, screenwriter, novelist, and painter, who starred as the Irish-American newspaper editor Dion Patrick during the first season, 1957–1958, of NBC's Western television series, The Californians. Set in the San Francisco of the 1850s, Patrick in the story line works with the vigilantes to restore order from the unrest created by the miners, the Forty-niners.

  42. Philip Sharp

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    Philip Sharp
    Born in
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    Years
    1942-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacherbusinessperson
    Biography

    Philip Riley Sharp is an American politician and nonprofit executive who served in the United States House of Representatives as a Democratic representative from Indiana from 1975 to 1995.

  43. Daniel W. Voorhees

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    Daniel W. Voorhees
    Born in
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    Years
    1827-1897 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerpeace activist
    Biography

    Daniel Wolsey Voorhees was an American lawyer and politician who served as a United States Senator from Indiana from 1877 to 1897. He was the leader of the Democratic Party and an anti-war Copperhead during the American Civil War.

  44. Brenda Laurel

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    Brenda Laurel
    Born in
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    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    video game designerresearchercomputer scientist
    Biography

    Brenda Laurel, Ph.D. is a video game designer and researcher. She is an advocate for diversity and inclusiveness in video games, a "pioneer in developing virtual reality", a public speaker, and an academic. She is also a board member at several companies and organizations. She was founder and chair of the Graduate Design Program at California College of the Arts. as well as the Media Design graduate program at Art Center College of Design (2000–2006). She has worked for Atari, co-founded the game development studio Purple Moon, and served as an interaction design consultant for multiple companies including Sony Pictures, Apple, and Citibank. Her current work focuses on STE(A)M learning, and the application of augmented reality within it.

  45. Charles T. Hinde

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    Charles T. Hinde
    Born in
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    Years
    1832-1915 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    restaurateurentrepreneur
    Biography

    Charles T. Hinde was an American industrialist, tycoon, riverboat captain, businessman, and entrepreneur. He managed many businesses and invested in numerous business ventures over the course of his life. Hinde served in executive leadership positions in the river navigation, shipping, railroad, and hotel businesses. By his late forties, Hinde had already amassed a great fortune from his work in the steamboat and railroad industries.

  46. John William Elmer Thomas

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    John William Elmer Thomas
    Born in
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    Years
    1876-1965 (aged 89)
    Enrolled in DePauw University
    Studied in 1900
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    John William Elmer Thomas was a native of Indiana who moved to Oklahoma Territory in 1901, where he practiced law in Lawton. After statehood, he was elected to the first state senate, representing the Lawton area. Representative and a Senator from Oklahoma. In 1922, he ran successfully on the Democratic Party ticket for the U.S. House of Representatives. He was the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in 1926; he won this race and held the seat until 1950, when he lost the party nomination to A.S. (Mike) Monroney. Thomas returned to a private law practice in Washington, D.C., and in 1957 moved his practice back to Lawton, where he died in 1965.

  47. James Eli Watson

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    James Eli Watson
    Born in
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    Years
    1864-1948 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    James Eli Watson was a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from Indiana. He was the Senate's second official majority leader. While an article published by the Senate (see References) gives his year of birth as 1862, this is most probably incorrect.

  48. Arthur Burks

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    Arthur Burks
    Born in
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    Years
    1915-2008 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    mathematician
    Biography

    Arthur Walter Burks was an American mathematician who worked in the 1940s as a senior engineer on the project that contributed to the design of the ENIAC, the first general-purpose electronic digital computer. Decades later, Burks and his wife Alice Burks outlined their case for the subject matter of the ENIAC having been derived from John Vincent Atanasoff. Burks was also for several decades a faculty member at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

  49. Bob Franks

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    Bob Franks
    Born in
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    Years
    1951-2010 (aged 59)
    Enrolled in DePauw University
    In 1973 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politiciannewspaper proprietorcampaign manager
    Biography

    Robert Douglas Franks was an American Republican politician who served as a U.S. Representative from New Jersey.

  50. Nathan Kimball

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    Nathan Kimball
    Born in
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    Years
    1822-1898 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    military officerpolitician
    Biography

    Nathan Kimball was a physician, politician, postmaster, and military officer, serving as a general in the Union army during the American Civil War. He was the first statewide commander of the Grand Army of the Republic veterans organization in Indiana.

  51. Douglas Frantz

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    Douglas Frantz
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    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Douglas Frantz is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning former investigative journalist and author, currently serving as the Deputy Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development since November 2015.

  52. Ben Roller

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    Ben Roller
    Born in
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    Years
    1876-1933 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    American football playerprofessional wrestlerphysician
    Biography

    Benjamin Franklin "Ben" Roller was a physician, a professional wrestler and a football player.

  53. Chinonye Chukwu

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    Chinonye Chukwu
    Years
    1980-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Chinonye Chukwu is a Nigerian-American film director best known for the drama film Clemency. She is the first black woman to win the U.S. Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at Sundance.

  54. Harvey Weir Cook

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    Harvey Weir Cook
    Born in
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    Years
    1892-1943 (aged 51)
    Occupations
    aircraft pilot
    Biography

    Harvey Weir Cook was an American fighter ace in World War I and Distinguished Service Cross recipient. He was also a pioneer in civilian commercial aviation and a leading figure in the development of aviation in the United States and in state of Indiana. The Indianapolis International Airport terminal building and entrance road are named in his honor.

  55. Elisa Villanueva Beard

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    Elisa Villanueva Beard
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    manager
    Biography

    Elisa Villanueva Beard is the CEO of Teach For America, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for low-income students across America. Villanueva Beard began her education career as a 1998 corps member of TFA, teaching first and second grade bilingual education.

  56. Mark Hampton

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    Mark Hampton
    Born in
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    Years
    1940-1998 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    interior designer
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    Mark Hampton was an American designer primarily known for residential interior design work for clients such as Brooke Astor, Estee Lauder, Mike Wallace, Saul Steinberg, H. John Heinz III, Lincoln Kirstein, as well as three U.S. presidents. In 1986 he was inducted into the Interior Design Hall of Fame, and in 2010 Architectural Digest named him one of the world's top 20 designers of all time.

  57. Andrew H. Burke

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    1850-1918 (aged 68)
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    Andrew Horace Burke was an American politician who was the second Governor of North Dakota from 1891 to 1893.

  58. William Dyke

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    1930-2016 (aged 86)
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    lawyerpoliticianjudge
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    William D. "Bill" Dyke was an American lawyer, judge, and politician. He was a two-term mayor of Madison, Wisconsin from 1969 to 1973 and ran for Vice President of the United States on the American Independent Party ticket with presidential candidate Lester Maddox in 1976. From 1996 until two months before his death, in 2016, he served as a Wisconsin Circuit Court Judge in Iowa County, Wisconsin, he was Chief Judge of the 7th Judicial Administrative District from 2007 to 2013.

  59. David Prosser, Jr

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    1942-.. (age 79)
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    David T. Prosser Jr. is an American jurist and politician who served on the Wisconsin Supreme Court from 1998 to 2016. A former Republican speaker of the Wisconsin Assembly, Prosser was appointed to the court by Governor Tommy Thompson in 1998, and was elected to his first 10-year term without opposition in 2001. He ran for reelection in April 2011 against little-known Wisconsin assistant attorney general Joanne Kloppenburg. The race received national attention and was viewed as a referendum on efforts by Republican Governor Scott Walker and the Republican-controlled legislature to curb the union rights of public workers in Wisconsin. The April 5, 2011 election was too close to call until two days later when the Waukesha County Clerk announced she had erroneously omitted more than 14,000 votes from her earlier tally. The additional votes gave Prosser a lead of over 7,000 which was sustained by a later recount.

  60. James Underdown

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    1960-.. (age 61)
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    James "Jim" Underdown has been the executive director of The Center for Inquiry West in Los Angeles since 1999. The Center for Inquiry is a non-profit educational organization with headquarters in Amherst, New York, whose primary mission is to foster a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. CFI West is the largest facility in the organization outside Amherst.

  61. John Bartlow Martin

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    1915-1987 (aged 72)
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    diplomatjournalistwriter
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    John Bartlow Martin was an American diplomat, author of 15 books, ambassador, and speechwriter and confidant to many Democratic politicians including Adlai Stevenson, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Hubert Humphrey.

  62. Ben C. Solomon

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    1987-.. (age 34)
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    journalist
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    Ben C. Solomon, is an American filmmaker and journalist. He is currently an International Correspondent for VICE News. He was the inaugural Filmmaker-in-residence at Frontline (American TV program) after spending 9 years as a foreign correspondent and video journalist for The New York Times. In 2015, he won a Pulitzer Prize as part of a team of Times reporters working in Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea during the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa. He has reported from over 60 countries including numerous war zones, including Syria, Iraq, Libya, and Ukraine.

  63. Halsted L. Ritter

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    1868-1951 (aged 83)
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    lawyerjudge
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    Halsted Lockwood Ritter was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He was the thirteenth individual to be impeached by the United States House of Representatives and the fourth individual to be convicted and removed from office by the United States Senate.

  64. William Albert Wirt

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    1874-1938 (aged 64)
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    educator
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    William Albert Wirt was a superintendent of schools in Gary, Indiana. Wirt developed the Gary Plan for the more efficient use of school facilities, a reform of the Progressive Movement that was widely adopted in other cities.

  65. Eugene Allen Gilmore

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    1871-1953 (aged 82)
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    politicianlawyer
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    Eugene Allen Gilmore was Vice Governor-General of the Philippine Islands from 1922 to 1929, serving twice as acting Governor-General of the Philippines in 1927 and again in 1929. He has also held positions as the Dean of the College of Law at the University of Iowa from 1930 to 1934, the twelfth President of the University of Iowa from 1934 to 1940, and the law dean at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law from 1940 to 1942.

  66. John Clark Ridpath

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    1840-1900 (aged 60)
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    historianeditorwriter
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    John Clark Ridpath was an American educator, historian, and editor. His mother was a descendant of Samuel Matthews, a colonial governor of Virginia. Volume IX of History of the World was written between the years 1900-1910 and published in 1910 (Jones Brothers Publishing Company). John Clark Ridpath, LL.D. is (nevertheless) listed as the author.

  67. Albert G. Porter

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    1824-1897 (aged 73)
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    politiciandiplomatlawyer
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    Albert Gallatin Porter was an American politician who served as the 19th Governor of Indiana from 1881 to 1885 and as a United States Congressman from 1859 to 1863. Originally a Democrat, he joined the Republican Party in 1856 after being expelled by the pro-slavery faction of the Democratic Party. Only the second person born in Indiana to become the state's governor, he reluctantly accepted his party's nomination to run. His term saw the start of Indiana's industrialization that continued for several decades. During the second half of his term a strong Democratic majority took control of the Indiana General Assembly and revoked all of the governor's appointment powers and other authorities, weakening the governors position to its lowest state in the history of the state.

  68. Joseph R. Burton

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    1852-1923 (aged 71)
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    politicianlawyer
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    Joseph Ralph Burton was a lawyer and United States Senator from the state of Kansas.

  69. Aimaro Satō

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    1857-1934 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    pastor
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    Yoshimaro Satō was the Japanese Ambassador to the United States from 1916 to 1918.

  70. Rebecca Gernhardt Cox

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    1955-.. (age 66)
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    politician
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    Rebecca Gernhardt Cox is an American business executive and former Director of the Office of Public Liaison during the administration of President Ronald Reagan.

  71. Don Daseke

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    1940s
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    businessperson
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    Don Daseke is an American businessman, and the CEO, chairman and founder of the transportation company, Daseke Inc. Since the foundation of Daseke, Inc. he has helped to grow the company from $30 million in revenue in 2009 to an over $1.6 billion in 2018. In February 2017 Daseke became publicly listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange with the ticker symbol DSKE.

  72. Roy Owen West

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    1868-1958 (aged 90)
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    politicianlawyer
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    Roy Owen West was a Chicago politician who served as U.S. Secretary of the Interior from 1928 until 1929 in President Calvin Coolidge's cabinet.

  73. Al Orth

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    1872-1948 (aged 76)
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    baseball player
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    Albert Lewis Orth was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. He later served as a major league umpire and college baseball coach.

  74. Hiram Iddings Bearss

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    1875-1938 (aged 63)
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    military officer
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    Hiram Iddings Bearss was an officer of the United States Marine Corps who received the Medal of Honor for heroism during the Philippine–American War and the Distinguished Service Cross for his valor in World War I.

  75. Francis A. Shoup

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    1834-1896 (aged 62)
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    lawyer
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    Francis Asbury Shoup, a lawyer from Indianapolis, Indiana, became a brigadier general for the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

  76. William Weston Patton

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    1821-1889 (aged 68)
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    theologiansongwriter
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    William Weston Patton, was an abolitionist, academic administrator, and scholar. He served as the fifth president of Howard University, and one of the contributors to the words of "John Brown's Body". He was the son of Rev. William Patton and the grandson of Anglo-Irish Congregationalist immigrant and Revolutionary War soldier Major Robert Patton.

  77. David L. Carden

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    lawyerdiplomat
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    David Lee Carden is an American lawyer, diplomat, mediator and author who is a former United States Representative to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations with the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. He was nominated by President Barack Obama in November 2010 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in March, 2011. He resigned his post in December 2013. Carden was a partner at Jones Day, an international law firm, where he was, at various times, the Partner in Charge of the firm's Asian offices and practices, the head of its International Securities practice, and the head of Litigation in its New York office.

  78. Pharez Whitted

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    1960-.. (age 61)
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    composerjazz musicianuniversity teacher
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    Pharez Whitted is an American jazz trumpeter and educator from Indianapolis.

  79. Merlin Hull

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    1870-1953 (aged 83)
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    politicianlawyerpublisher
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    Merlin Gray Hull was a lawyer, a newspaper publisher, and a member of the United States House of Representatives from Wisconsin.

  80. Thomas M. Patterson

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    1839-1916 (aged 77)
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    politicianlawyerpublisher
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    Thomas MacDonald Patterson was an American politician and newspaper publisher who served as a member of the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives from Colorado.

  81. John Albert Tiffin Hull

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    1841-1928 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    politician
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    John Albert Tiffin Hull was a ten-term Republican U.S. Representative from Iowa's 7th congressional district. He had earlier served two terms as the Lieutenant Governor of Iowa and three terms as Iowa Secretary of State.

  82. Jay Hosler

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    1950-.. (age 71)
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    comics artistentomologistteacher
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    Jay Hosler is the author and illustrator of science-oriented comics. He is best known for his graphic novels Clan Apis, The Sandwalk Adventures, and Optical Allusions. Clan Apis, a Xeric Foundation Award winner, follows the life of a honey bee named Nyuki; the story conveys factual information about honey bees in a humorous fashion as Nyuki learns about each new stage of her life. The Sandwalk Adventures, an Eisner Award nominee, follows a conversation about evolution between Charles Darwin and a follicle mite living in his left eyebrow. Optical Allusions, funded in part by a National Science Foundation grant, explains the evolution of the eye and vision by following the story of Wrinkles the Wonderbrain. Hosler is also an entomologist and associate professor of biology at Juniata College.

  83. Harry L. Gordon

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    1860-1921 (aged 61)
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    lawyerpolitician
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    Harry Lincoln Gordon was an American politician who served as the 27th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio from 1902 to 1904.

  84. Hakkı Boran Ögelman

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    1940-2011 (aged 71)
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    astrophysicistphysicist
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    Hakkı Boran Ögelman was a Turkish physicist and astrophysicist. He was an expert on gamma ray astronomy, the physics of neutron stars, and solar energy and worked on several key topics in modern astrophysics. He made many contributions to high energy astrophysics. In his early professional career he engaged in the SAS-II Small Gamma Ray Astronomy Satellite experiment development, data analysis, and first detection and imaging of our universe in gamma rays with his NASA colleagues, as well as in other fields of physics. His main interests in the field of astrophysics were the study of gamma ray astronomy and compact objects such as neutron stars and pulsars. Ögelman worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey, Cukurova University in Adana, Turkey, Max Planck Institute (MPI) at Garching, Germany and the University of Wisconsin.

  85. Foster LaHue

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    1918-1996 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    military personnel
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    Foster Carr LaHue was a lieutenant general in the United States Marine Corps. He saw combat in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. During the Vietnam War he commanded Task Force X-Ray which was involved in the heaviest fighting at the Battle of Huế.

  86. Winfield K. Denton

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    1896-1971 (aged 75)
    Enrolled in DePauw University
    In 1919 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
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    politicianlawyer
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    Winfield Kirkpatrick Denton was a U.S. Representative from Indiana, son of George Kirkpatrick Denton.

  87. William L. Springer

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    1909-1992 (aged 83)
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    politicianmilitary officerlawyerjudge
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    William Lee Springer was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

  88. Mark L. De Motte

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    1832-1908 (aged 76)
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    politicianlawyer
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    Mark Lindsey De Motte was a U.S. Representative from Indiana. He was also a lawyer, law school dean, newspaper editor and postmaster. The town of DeMotte, Indiana was named after him during his term in Congress.

  89. William A. Massey

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    1856-1914 (aged 58)
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    politicianlawyerjudge
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    William Alexander Massey was an American politician who served as a member of the United States Senate from Nevada.

  90. Ralph W. Gwinn

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    1884-1962 (aged 78)
    Enrolled in DePauw University
    Studied in 1905
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    politicianlawyerfarmer
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    Ralph Waldo Gwinn was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

  91. James Harlan

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    1820-1899 (aged 79)
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    politicianlawyer
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    James Harlan was an attorney and politician, a member of the United States Senate, a U.S. Cabinet Secretary at the United States Department of Interior under President Andrew Johnson, and a Federal Judge.

  92. Charles L. Henry

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    1849-1927 (aged 78)
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    politicianlawyer
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    Charles Lewis Henry was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

  93. Joe W. Kelly

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    1910-1979 (aged 69)
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    military officer
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    General Joe William Kelly was a U.S. Air Force general and Commander, Military Air Transport Service (MATS). He was the first four-star commander of MATS, and was commander at the time the command was transitioning to jet aircraft. In 1961 he personally piloted the first jet aircraft assigned to MATS on its maiden voyage from the Boeing factory at Renton, Washington to MATS Eastern Transport Air Force at McGuire Air Force Base, New Jersey. During Kelly's time as commander, MATS was involved in Operation Deep Freeze, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Congo airlift. During his tenure, he compiled nearly 1,700 hours in the air from inspecting units, bringing his service total to nearly 9,700 flying hours.

  94. Bob Steuber

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    1921-1996 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    American football player
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    Robert James Steuber was an American football halfback who has the distinction of having played NCAA college football after playing professional football in the NFL. Steuber played four seasons in the National Football League (NFL) and the All-America Football Conference (AAFC). Growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, Steuber was a standout on his high school football team. He attended the University of Missouri, where he quickly became one of the country's most productive runners and scoring threats. He was second in the country in 1942 with more than 1,000 yards of rushing. Steuber was drafted by the NFL's Chicago Bears and played one game for the team, appearing as a substitute on September 26, 1943 in the Green Bay Packers' home opener, which ended in a 21-21 tie. The next day, Steuber entered the United States Navy and was transferred to DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana for pre-flight training. Despite having gone from amateur status to professional football, Steuber was allowed to return to college football six days later and led DePauw to a 50-0 win over Illinois Normal College, rushing for 225 yards and scoring 25 points in the first half. Playing for DePauw's football team in 1943, he led the nation in scoring.

  95. George W. Faris

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    1854-1914 (aged 60)
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    politicianlawyer
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    George Washington Faris was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

  96. Samuel H. Elrod

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    1856-1935 (aged 79)
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    politicianlawyer
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    Samuel Harrison Elrod was the fifth Governor of South Dakota. Elrod, a Republican from Clark, South Dakota, served from 1905 to 1907.

  97. Thomas Milton Gatch

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    1833-1913 (aged 80)
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    politician
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    Thomas Milton Gatch was an American educator and politician in Oregon. He served one term as mayor of Salem, Oregon, was the president of what would become Oregon State University, served as president of the University of Washington, and twice served as president of Willamette University. A native of Ohio, he was the first president of Oregon State University to hold a doctorate degree.

  98. Martin Ellis

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    organist
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    Martin Ellis is an American church, concert and theatre organist. He is currently the organist for Rose City Park Presbyterian Church in Portland, Oregon. He was Principal Organist and Assistant Music Director at North United Methodist Church, and Senior Staff Pianist/Organist, Staff Arranger and Orchestrator for the Indianapolis Children's Choir and Youth Chorale in Indianapolis, Indiana until August, 2014. He works with Gresham High School's Theatre Arts Department as their resident piano accompanist.

  99. Mike Montagano

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    1981-.. (age 40)
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    Michael Anthony Montagano is an American business executive. He is the Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Kitchen United Inc., a portfolio company of Google Ventures (GV) and Fidelity Investments. Previously, he was chief operating officer and chief financial officer for PowerFlex Systems, which was acquired by Fortune Global 100 company Electricite de France (ENXTPA:EDF). Additionally, Montagano practiced M&A and corporate finance law for one of the world's 50 largest law firms, Faegre Drinker LLP (then Baker & Daniels, LLP). He earned his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and JD from Indiana University School of Law.

  100. Paul Dyer Merica

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    1889-1957 (aged 68)
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    metallurgistphysicist
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    Paul Dyer Merica was an American metallurgist, president of the International Nickel Company of Canada Ltd., now Vale Limited, inventor, and recipient of the 1938 John Fritz Medal.