79 Notable alumni of
Illinois State University

Illinois State University is 585th in the world, 224th in North America, and 207th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 79 notable alumni from Illinois State University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. John Malkovich

    John Malkovich
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    actorfilm producertelevision actorfilm actorfilm director
    Biography

    John Gavin Malkovich is an American actor, director, producer and fashion designer. He received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Places in the Heart (1984) and In the Line of Fire (1993).

  2. Gary Sinise

    Gary Sinise
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    film directormusicianstage actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Gary Alan Sinise is an American actor, director, musician, producer and philanthropist. Among other awards, he has won a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was nominated for multiple Tony Awards and an Academy Award.

  3. Laurie Metcalf

    Laurie Metcalf
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorstage actorvoice actoractor
    Biography

    Laura Elizabeth Metcalf is an American actress. Over the course of her four-decade career, she has been the recipient of numerous acting awards and nominations. She has won three Primetime Emmy Awards, two Tony Awards, and has been nominated for an Academy Award and British Academy Film Award.

  4. Jane Lynch

    Jane Lynch
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    singerwritervoice actorcharacter actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Jane Marie Lynch is an American actress, comedian, and author. Lynch is known for starring as Sue Sylvester in the Fox musical comedy series Glee (2009–2015), which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award. She also gained recognition for her roles in Christopher Guest's mockumentary films, such as Best in Show (2000), A Mighty Wind (2003), and For Your Consideration (2006).

  5. Cloris Leachman

    Cloris Leachman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1926-.. (age 96)
    Occupations
    actordancervoice actorcharacter actorstage actor
    Biography

    Cloris Leachman was an American actress and comedienne whose career spanned more than seven decades. She won many accolades, including eight Primetime Emmy Awards from 22 nominations, making her the most nominated and, along with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, most awarded actress in Emmy history. She won an Academy Award, a British Academy Film Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Daytime Emmy Award.

  6. Craig Robinson

    Craig Robinson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Enrolled in Illinois State University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actoractorsingervoice actor
    Biography

    Craig Phillip Robinson is an American actor, comedian, musician and singer. He is best known for his roles as Darryl Philbin on The Office (2005–2013) and Doug Judy (the "Pontiac Bandit") on Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013–present). He is also known for his frequent collaborations with Seth Rogen, including Pineapple Express (2008), Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008), This Is the End (2013), and Sausage Party (2016). Robinson has appeared in numerous other television shows and films, including Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) and Dolemite Is My Name (2019). He was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his performance in the film Morris from America.

  7. Michelle Williams

    Michelle Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    singeractorsinger-songwritercomposermusician
    Biography

    Tenitra Michelle Williams is an American singer and actress. Williams rose to fame in the 2000s as a member of R&B girl group Destiny's Child, one of the best-selling female groups of all time with over 60 million records, of which more than 35 million copies sold with the trio lineup that included Williams.

  8. Gary Cole

    Gary Cole
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    voice actorstage actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Gary Michael Cole is an American television, film and voice actor. Cole began his professional acting career on stage at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1985. On television, he has had starring roles in the TV series Midnight Caller, American Gothic, The West Wing, Crusade, The Good Wife, The Good Fight, Veep, Chicago Fire, and Mixed-ish. In film, he has appeared in The Brady Bunch Movie, One Hour Photo, Office Space, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. He is also known for voicing the title character on the Adult Swim series Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law and James Timothy Possible on Kim Possible.

  9. Jeff Perry

    Jeff Perry
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    stage actorfilm actortelevision actoractor
    Biography

    Jeffrey Perry is an American actor of stage, television, and film. He is known for his role as Richard Katimski on the teen drama My So-Called Life, Thatcher Grey on the medical drama series Grey's Anatomy, Cyrus Beene on the political drama series Scandal, all for ABC, and as Inspector Harvey Leek on the CBS crime drama Nash Bridges.

  10. Terry Kinney

    Terry Kinney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    stage actorfilm actortelevision actortheatrical directorfilm producer
    Biography

    Terry Kinney is an American actor and theatre director, and is a founding member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, with John Malkovich, Laurie Metcalf, Gary Sinise, and Jeff Perry. Kinney is best known for his role as Emerald City creator Tim McManus on HBO's prison drama Oz.

  11. Cecilia Suárez

    Cecilia Suárez
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actorstage actor
    Biography

    María Cecilia Suárez de Garay, known professionally as Cecilia Suárez, is a Mexican actress and a prominent activist working with the United Nations and European Union campaigning against femicide and violence against women. She has starred in film, television, and theater across the United States, Mexico, and Spain.

  12. Doug Collins

    Doug Collins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    Paul Douglas Collins is an American basketball executive, former player, coach and television analyst in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played in the NBA from 1973 to 1981 for the Philadelphia 76ers, earning four NBA All-Star selections. He then became an NBA coach in 1986, and had stints coaching the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards and Philadelphia 76ers. Collins also served as an analyst for various NBA-related broadcast shows. He is a recipient of the Curt Gowdy Media Award.

  13. Sean Hayes

    Sean Hayes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actoractorvoice actormanufacturer
    Biography

    Sean Patrick Hayes is an American actor, comedian, and producer. He is best known for playing Jack McFarland on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace, for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award, four SAG Awards, and one American Comedy Award, and earned six Golden Globe nominations. He also runs a television production company called Hazy Mills Productions, which produces shows such as Grimm, Hot in Cleveland, The Soul Man, and Hollywood Game Night. Since July 2020, he has co-hosted the comedy podcast SmartLess.

  14. Tim Russ

    Tim Russ
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actoractorfilm directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Timothy Darrell Russ is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and musician. He is best known for his roles as Lieutenant Commander Tuvok on Star Trek: Voyager, Robert Johnson in Crossroads (1986), and East of Hope Street (1998), Frank on Samantha Who?, Principal Franklin, a recurring character on the Nickelodeon live-action teen sitcom iCarly, and D.C. Montana on The Highwaymen (1987-1988). He is also an amateur astronomer.

  15. Adam Kinzinger

    Adam Kinzinger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Enrolled in Illinois State University
    In 2000 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary officersales representative
    Biography

    Adam Daniel Kinzinger is an American military officer and politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 16th congressional district. The district covers eastern Rockford, most of Rockford's suburbs, and a swath of exurban territory around Chicago. He is a member of the Republican Party.

  16. Moira Harris

    Moira Harris
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    stage actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Moira Jane Harris Sinise is a retired American actress.

  17. Jimmy Dore

    Jimmy Dore
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    podcasterpoliticianpeace activist
    Biography

    James Patrick Anthony Dore is an American stand-up comedian and political commentator. He hosts The Jimmy Dore Show.

  18. Carlos Bernard

    Carlos Bernard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Carlos Bernard Papierski is an American actor and director, best known for his role as Tony Almeida in 24, which he played from 2001 to 2006, and then reprised again in 2009, 2014 in 24: Solitary and 2017 in 24: Legacy. He received a fine arts degree from American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco after receiving an undergraduate degree from Illinois State University.

  19. Yetide Badaki

    Yetide Badaki
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    film actoractortelevision actor
    Biography

    Yetide Badaki is a Nigerian-born American actress. She is best known for playing Bilquis on the Starz series American Gods.

  20. Richard Roeper

    Richard Roeper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    writerjournalistfilm critic
    Biography

    Richard E. Roeper is an American columnist and film critic for The Chicago Sun-Times. He co-hosted the television series At the Movies with Roger Ebert from 2000 to 2008, serving as the late Gene Siskel's successor. From 2010 to 2014, he co-hosted The Roe and Roeper Show with Roe Conn on WLS-AM.

  21. Todd Stashwick

    Todd Stashwick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    stage actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Todd Stashwick is an American actor and writer. He is known for his role as Deacon on Syfy's 12 Monkeys, based on the 1995 film.

  22. Syleena Johnson

    Syleena Johnson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    singer-songwriteractor
    Biography

    Syleena Johnson is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, actress and talk show co-host.

  23. Rondi Reed

    Rondi Reed
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    actorstage actor
    Biography

    Rondi Reed is an American actress of stage and screen. A longtime member of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre Company, she has appeared in more than 50 productions at that theater. Also active on Broadway, she won the 2008 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play for her portrayal of Mattie Fae Aiken in August: Osage County. She is best known for the role of Peggy on the television sitcom Mike & Molly which she played from 2010-2016.

  24. Suzy Bogguss

    Suzy Bogguss
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    singer-songwritersingerguitarist
    Biography

    Susan Kay Bogguss is an American country music singer and songwriter. She began her career in the 1980s as a solo singer. In the 1990s, six of her songs were Top 10 hits, three albums were certified gold, and one album received a platinum certification. She won Top New Female Vocalist from the Academy of Country Music and the Horizon Award from the Country Music Association.

  25. Ralph Modjeski

    Ralph Modjeski
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1861-1940 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    civil engineerengineer
    Biography

    Ralph Modjeski was a Polish-American civil engineer who achieved prominence as a pre-eminent bridge designer in the United States.

  26. Mad Man Pondo

    Mad Man Pondo
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    professional wrestler
    Biography

    Kevin Canady is an American professional wrestler better known by his ring name Mad Man Pondo. Best known for his hardcore wrestling style, Canady has wrestled for various wrestling promotions, including Independent Wrestling Association Mid-South, Combat Zone Wrestling, Big Japan Pro Wrestling, and Juggalo Championship Wrestling. He is also the owner of IWA East Coast, and is currently employed by Juggalo Championship Wrestling.

  27. Rathindranath Tagore

    Rathindranath Tagore
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1888-1961 (aged 73)
    Biography

    Rathindranath Thakur was an Indian educationist and agronomist. He served as the first vice-chancellor of Visva-Bharati University, which was founded by his father, Rabindranath Tagore.

  28. Michele Reagan

    Michele Reagan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Michele Reagan is an American Republican politician who served as the 20th Arizona Secretary of State, from 2015 to 2019.

  29. Julia Faye

    Julia Faye
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1892-1966 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Julia Faye was an American actress of silent and sound films. She was known for her appearances in more than 30 Cecil B. DeMille productions. Her various roles ranged from maids and ingénues to vamps and queens.

  30. William S. Sadler

    William S. Sadler
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1875-1969 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    psychologistpsychiatristsurgeon
    Biography

    William Samuel Sadler was an American surgeon, self-trained psychiatrist, and author who helped publish The Urantia Book. The book is said to have resulted from Sadler's relationship with a man through whom he believed celestial beings spoke at night. It drew a following of people who studied its teachings.

  31. Gregory Kunde

    Gregory Kunde
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    singeropera singerperforming artist
    Biography

    Gregory Kunde is an American operatic tenor particularly associated with the French and Italian repertoires.

  32. Nic Moore

    Nic Moore
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Enrolled in Illinois State University
    Studied in 2011-2012
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Nic Moore is an American professional basketball player for S.L. Benfica of Portugal's Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol (LPB). Moore played college basketball for the SMU Mustangs. He was named American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016. Moore previously competed for the Illinois State Redbirds.

  33. Lewis Stevenson

    Lewis Stevenson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1868-1929 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lewis Green Stevenson was an American politician. He was the Illinois Secretary of State from 1914 to 1917 and a member of Illinois' political Stevenson family.

  34. Reggie Lynch

    Reggie Lynch
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1994-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Reggie Lynch is an American basketball player for Lokomotiv Kuban of the VTB United League and the EuroCup. He played college basketball for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. He transferred from Illinois State in 2015 and sat out the 2015–16 season. In 2016, he started at center for the Gophers and won Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year after setting the Gophers single-season record in blocks with 114.

  35. Jim Ardis

    Jim Ardis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jim Ardis is an American corporate executive and politician who served as mayor of Peoria, Illinois from 2005 to 2021. Prior to becoming mayor, he had previously served on the Peoria City Council from 1999 through 2005. Ardis is currently the second-longest serving mayor in city history behind Edward Nelson Woodruff.

  36. Matt Herges

    Matt Herges
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Matthew Tyler Herges is an American former professional baseball relief pitcher and currently the pitching coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB).

  37. Donald McHenry

    Donald McHenry
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    diplomatuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Donald Franchot McHenry is a former American diplomat. He was the United States Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations from September 1979 until January 20, 1981.

  38. Jackie Carmichael

    Jackie Carmichael
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Jackie Carmichael is an American professional basketball player for Cedevita Olimpija of the ABA League. He was a standout college player at Illinois State University before playing professionally in Spain, Israel, Turkey, Russia, and Lebanon.

  39. Samuel Garman

    Samuel Garman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1843-1927 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    biologistzoologistichthyologistherpetologist
    Biography

    Samuel Walton Garman, or "Garmann" as he sometimes styled himself, was a naturalist/zoologist from Pennsylvania. He became noted as an ichthyologist and herpetologist.

  40. Daryl Gregory

    Daryl Gregory
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    writernovelistscience fiction writer
    Biography

    Daryl Gregory is an American science fiction, fantasy and comic book author. Gregory is a 1988 alumnus of the Michigan State University Clarion science fiction workshop, and won the 2009 Crawford Award for his novel Pandemonium.

  41. Sandra Steingraber

    Sandra Steingraber
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    biologistnon-fiction writerecologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Sandra Steingraber is an American biologist, author, and cancer survivor. Steingraber writes and lectures on the environmental factors that contribute to reproductive health problems and environmental links to cancer.

  42. Rachel Crothers

    Rachel Crothers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1878-1958 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    theatrical directorscreenwriterplaywrightdramaturge
    Biography

    Rachel Crothers was an American playwright and theater director known for her well-crafted plays that often dealt with feminist themes. Among theater historians, she is generally recognized as "the most successful and prolific woman dramatist writing in the first part of the twentieth century." One of her most famous plays was Susan and God (1937), which was made into a film by MGM in 1940 starring Joan Crawford and Fredric March.

  43. Osiris Eldridge

    Osiris Eldridge
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Osiris Eldridge is an American professional basketball player for Büyükçekmece Basketbol of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL). He played college basketball for Illinois State. As a freshman, he won the Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Year award, and as a sophomore, he was runner up in MVP honors while leading ISU to its most wins in school history with 25.

  44. Stephen Alfred Forbes

    Stephen Alfred Forbes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1844-1930 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    naturalistzoologistentomologistecologistichthyologist
    Biography

    Stephen Alfred Forbes was the first chief of the Illinois Natural History Survey, a founder of aquatic ecosystem science and a dominant figure in the rise of American ecology. His publications are striking for their merger of extensive field observations with conceptual insights. Forbes believed that ecological knowledge was fundamental for human well being. Forbes was important to the development of ecological theory. He was acknowledged by the National Academy of Sciences as "the founder of the science of ecology in the United States".

  45. Angela Taylor

    Angela Taylor
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
    Biography

    Angela Taylor is a scholar in China, a retired American athlete and collegiate coach. She earned nine Gateway titles at Illinois State University. She was a three-time indoor long jump champion and won the 60-meter high hurdles in 1987. In her post-collegiate athletic career, she competed against Jackie Joyner-Kersee in the women's heptathlon and was a member of various U.S. national teams and a finalist in the heptathlon in the 1992 Olympics trials. She finished 1992 ranked 30th in the world.

  46. Dori Seda

    Dori Seda
    Years
    1951-1988 (aged 37)
    Occupations
    comics artist
    Biography

    Dorothea Antoinette "Dori" Seda was an artist best known for her underground comix work in the 1980s. She occasionally used the pen name "Sylvia Silicosis." Her comics combined exaggerated fantasy and ribald humor with documentation of her life in the Mission District of San Francisco, California.

  47. Telly Hughes

    Telly Hughes
    Occupations
    sports journalist
    Biography

    Telly Hughes is an American television sports personality formerly with Fox Sports Wisconsin and Fox Sports North.

  48. Cleo Madison

    Cleo Madison
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1883-1964 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    actorstage actorfilm directorfilm actor
    Biography

    Cleo Madison was a theatrical and silent film actress, screenwriter, producer, and director who was active in Hollywood during the silent era.

  49. Noah Morgan Mason

    Noah Morgan Mason
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1882-1965 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    politicianhead teacherteacher
    Biography

    Noah Morgan Mason was a U.S. Representative from Illinois. A conservative Republican, he served 13 terms representing first the state's 12th congressional district and then, after a redrawing of boundaries, the 15th.

  50. Margaret Haley

    Margaret Haley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1861-1939 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    educatoractivist
    Biography

    Margaret A. Haley was a teacher, unionist, and Georgist land value tax activist, who was dubbed the "lady labor slugger". Haley was the first business representative of the Chicago Teachers' Federation and a pioneer leader in organizing schoolteachers. During her long career with the CTF, Haley fought to correct tax inequalities, increase the salaries of teachers, and expose unfair land leasing by the Chicago Board of Education.

  51. Thomas Jonathan Burrill

    Thomas Jonathan Burrill
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1839-1916 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    botanist
    Biography

    Thomas Jonathan Burrill was an American botanist and plant pathologist who first discovered bacterial causes for plant disease. He introduced Erwinia amylovora (called by him Micrococcus amylovorus) as the causal agent of pear fire blight.

  52. LaVerne H. Council

    LaVerne H. Council
    Biography

    LaVerne H. Council, MBA, DBA was the Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer for the Office of Information and Technology within the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Council assumed this role in July 2015, taking over for Deputy CIO Stephen Warren. President Obama nominated Council to the role in March 2015. Council was confirmed by the 114th Congress on June 23, 2015, making Council the first female CIO of a Cabinet-level federal agency. She managed a $4.2B Information Technology appropriation, the first centralized and only IT appropriation in the federal government.

  53. Kaza Kajami-Keane

    Kaza Kajami-Keane
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1994-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Kaza Kajami-Keane is a Canadian professional basketball player for Le Mans Sarthe of the LNB Pro A. He played college basketball for the Illinois State Redbirds, the Cleveland State Vikings and the Carleton Ravens. He has also competed for the Canadian national basketball team.

  54. Dennis Doyle

    Dennis Doyle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Biography

    Dennis Doyle is an American politician and former mayor of Beaverton, Washington County, Oregon. Doyle served as a Beaverton city councilor for 14 years before being elected mayor of the city in 2008, succeeding Rob Drake in January 2009. In a 2020 runoff election, Doyle lost his seat to former Beaverton City Councilor Lacey Beaty.

  55. Dwight E. Adams

    Dwight E. Adams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    forensic scientist
    Biography

    Dwight E Adams, is a forensic scientists.

  56. Andrew Velasquez

    Andrew Velasquez
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Andrew Velasquez III is the former Regional Administrator for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region V. He coordinated preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities for the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Prior to his appointment as Region V administrator he served as Director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Executive Director of Chicago's Office of Emergency Management and Communication.

  57. Elgie Sims

    Elgie Sims
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Elgie R. Sims Jr. is the Illinois state Senator for the 17th district. The 17th district includes the Chatham neighborhoods of Chicago along with the all or parts of Burnham, Calumet City, Lansing, Ford Heights, Lynwood, Sauk Village, Beecher, Manteno and Grant Park.

  58. Eric Rohmann

    Eric Rohmann
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    writerchildren's writer
    Biography

    Eric Rohmann, is an American writer and illustrator of children's books from Chicago. Rohmann is a graduate of Illinois State University and Arizona State University. He won the 2003 Caldecott Medal for U.S. picture book illustration, recognizing My Friend Rabbit, and he was a runner-up in 1995 for Time Flies. He created a popular series based on a bulldozer that began with Bulldozer’s Big Day.

  59. Norbert Blei

    Norbert Blei
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-2013 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    novelistessayistpoetpainterjournalist
    Biography

    Norbert Blei was an American writer of non-fiction, fiction, and poetry. In 1994, he established Cross+Roads Press, dedicated to the publication of first chapbooks by poets, short story writers, novelists and artists.

  60. Lena Sadler

    Lena Sadler
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1875-1939 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    surgeonphysicianobstetrician
    Biography

    Lena Sadler was an American physician, surgeon, and obstetrician who was a leader in women's health issues.

  61. Robert Atkins

    Robert Atkins
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    comics artist
    Biography

    Robert Q. Atkins is an American comics artist. He attended Illinois State University, earning an undergraduate degree in fine art, and then went on to the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he earned an MFA in Sequential Art.

  62. Elmer Ellsworth Brown

    Elmer Ellsworth Brown
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1861-1934 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    pedagogue
    Biography

    Elmer Ellsworth Brown was an American educator.

  63. Bob Bacon

    Bob Bacon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Robert Bacon is a retired educator and Democratic politician from Fort Collins, Colorado. Bacon served as a Democratic member of the Colorado Senate, representing the 14th district from 2005 to 2013. Bacon also served in the Colorado State House from 1997 to 2003. Prior to that, he was elected twice to the Poudre School District Board of Education, serving from 1991 to 1999. Bacon Elementary School is named in his honor.

  64. Sarah Hackett Stevenson

    Sarah Hackett Stevenson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1841-1909 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    physician
    Biography

    Sarah Ann Hackett Stevenson was an American physician in Illinois, and the first female member of the American Medical Association (AMA), as an Illinois State Medical Society delegate in 1876. She was a leader and advocate for the emancipation of women and for the equal treatment of men and women.

  65. Thomas R. Lamont

    Thomas R. Lamont
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Thomas Ray Lamont was the United States Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), from June 22, 2009, to September 30, 2013.

  66. Logan H. Roots

    Logan H. Roots
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1841-1893 (aged 52)
    Occupations
    politicianbanker
    Biography

    Logan Holt Roots was a U.S. Representative for Arkansas' 1st congressional district.

  67. Charles H. Page

    Charles H. Page
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1843-1912 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Charles Harrison Page was a U.S. Representative from Rhode Island.

  68. Malcolm L. McCallum

    Malcolm L. McCallum
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    herpetologistzoologistecologistbiologist
    Biography

    Malcolm L. McCallum is an American environmental scientist, conservationist, herpetologist, and natural historian and is known for his work on the Holocene Extinction. He is also a co-founder of the herpetology journal, Herpetological Conservation and Biology. He is a key figure in amphibian biology and his research has produced numerous landmark studies. His work has been covered by David Attenborough, Discover Magazine, and other media outlets.

  69. Rich Banner

    Rich Banner
    Occupations
    board game designer
    Biography

    Paul Richard "Rich" Banner is an American game designer and graphic artist.

  70. Fred J. Kern

    Fred J. Kern
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1864-1931 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
    Biography

    Frederick John Kern was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

  71. Ida Crouch-Hazlett

    Ida Crouch-Hazlett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1870-1941 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    journalistpoliticianeditorsuffragette
    Biography

    Ida Crouch-Hazlett was an American political activist prominent in the suffrage and socialist movements. Crouch-Hazlett is best remembered as a prominent orator and organizer for the Socialist Party of America during the first two decades of the 20th century. In 1902 Crouch-Hazlett became the first female candidate for U.S. Congress from Colorado, when she ran for a seat in the House of Representatives.

  72. Charles De Garmo

    Charles De Garmo
    Years
    1849-1934 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    university teacher
    Biography

    Charles De Garmo was an American educator, education theorist and college president.

  73. Tep Sothy

    Tep Sothy
    Born in
    Cambodia Flag Cambodia
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Tep Sothy is a Cambodian politician and former Member of Parliament for Takeo province. She represented the Takeo province since the Cambodia National Rescue Party won 55 seats in 2013 Cambodian general election. Before coming to Cambodia, Sothy was a high school teacher in Chicago. In 2010, she decided to join Cambodia's Human Rights Party established and led by Kem Sokha who previously led the Cambodian Center for Human Rights in Phnom Penh for several years. Tep decided to move to Cambodia shortly before the 2013 National Elections. She told Voice of America Khmer Service in 2010 that she joined the political party because Kem Sokha was really "a great, moral, freedom-seeking leader." In 2012, the Sam Rainsy Party and the Human Rights Party, Cambodia's two major political parties merged to form the Cambodia National Rescue Party. Her work in Cambodia includes campaigns with women to improve gender awareness, introduction of gender sensitive laws, and policies to address issues on health, children's welfare, domestic violence, reproduction, and migrant workers rights.

  74. John L. Keith

    John L. Keith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1869-1931 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    basketball coachAmerican football player
    Biography

    John Alexander Hull Keith was an American educator as well as an American football and basketball coach. He served as the head football coach at Northern Illinois State Normal School—now known as Northern Illinois University–from 1899 to 1903 and at Illinois State Normal University—now known as Illinois State University—in 1907, compiling a career college football record of 25–7–7. Keith was also the head basketball coach at Northern Illinois from 1900 to 1902 and again in 1904–05, tallying a mark of 13–7 in three seasons. He also taught at the school as a professor of pedagogy and as an assistant professor of psychology.

  75. Richard R. Neely

    Richard R. Neely
    Biography

    Richard R. Neely is a United States Air Force officer and the 40th Adjutant general of Illinois.

  76. Kye Stewart

    Kye Stewart
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    Canadian football player
    Biography

    Kye Stewart is a former Canadian football linebacker. He most recently played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He was originally signed by the Roughriders as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Illinois State.

  77. Susan Augusta Pike Sanders

    Susan Augusta Pike Sanders
    Years
    1842-1931 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    non-fiction writer
    Biography

    Susan Augusta Pike Sanders was an American teacher, clubwoman, and author, who was prominent in charities and social circles. She served as national president of the Woman's Relief Corps, auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic, the largest charitable organization in the world in its day. She has the credit of being the originator of placing a flag in every school house, hers the first school to have a flag in McLean County, Illinois. The legislature changed the plan to putting it on the outside, which law was later repealed.

  78. Louis H. Galbreath

    Louis H. Galbreath
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1861-1899 (aged 38)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Louis Hutchinson Galbreath was American educator who specialized in training teachers and advocated educational psychology and scientific pedagogy. A graduate of both Illinois State University and Cornell University, he had his career cut short when he died from typhoid fever. In 1896, while a professor at Illinois State, he became the second head football coach at the school.

  79. John P. Stewart

    John P. Stewart
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1876-1922 (aged 46)
    Occupations
    basketball coach
    Biography

    John Pogue Stewart was an American football and basketball coach. He was the fifth head football coach at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois, serving for four seasons, from 1903 to 1906, compiling are record of 14–11–1.