100 Notable alumni of
Iowa State University

Iowa State University is 267th in the world, 112th in North America, and 106th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Iowa State University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Lee Teng-hui

    Lee Teng-hui
    Years
    1923-2020 (aged 97)
    Occupations
    agricultural economistpolitician
    Biography

    Lee Teng-hui was a Taiwanese statesman and economist who served as President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) under the 1947 Constitution and chairman of the Kuomintang (KMT) from 1988 to 2000. He was the first president to be born in Taiwan, the last to be indirectly elected and the first to be directly elected. During his presidency, Lee oversaw the end of martial law and the full democratization of the ROC, advocated the Taiwanese localization movement, and led an ambitious foreign policy to gain allies around the world. Nicknamed "Mr. Democracy", Lee was credited as the president who initiated Taiwan's transition to the democratic era.

  2. George Washington Carver

    George Washington Carver
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1864-1943 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    botanistinventoruniversity teachermycologistchemist
    Biography

    George Washington Carver was an American agricultural scientist and inventor who promoted alternative crops to cotton and methods to prevent soil depletion. He was the most prominent black scientist of the early 20th century.

  3. Henry A. Wallace

    Henry A. Wallace
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1888-1965 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    politicianwriterhorticulturist
    Biography

    Henry Agard Wallace was an American politician, journalist, farmer, and businessman who served as the 33rd vice president of the United States, the 11th U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, and the 10th U.S. Secretary of Commerce. He was the Progressive Party nominee in the 1948 presidential election.

  4. Joni Ernst

    Joni Ernst
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Enrolled in Iowa State University
    In 1992 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Joni Kay Ernst is an American politician and former military officer serving as the junior United States senator for Iowa, a seat she has held since 2015. A member of the Republican Party, she served in the Iowa State Senate from 2011 to 2014 and as auditor of Montgomery County from 2004 to 2008.

  5. Jeff Hornacek

    Jeff Hornacek
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    Jeffrey John Hornacek is an American professional basketball coach and a former player who is an assistant coach for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He previously was the head coach for both the Phoenix Suns (2013–2016) and the New York Knicks (2016–2018). He played shooting guard in the NBA from 1986 through 2000 and played collegiately at Iowa State University.

  6. John Vincent Atanasoff

    John Vincent Atanasoff
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1903-1995 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    physicistinventoruniversity teachermathematiciancomputer scientist
    Biography

    John Vincent Atanasoff,, was an American physicist and inventor, best known for being credited with inventing the first electronic digital computer.

  7. Betty Gabriel

    Betty Gabriel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Enrolled in Iowa State University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science in animal science
    Occupations
    stage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Betty Gabriel is an American actress. She began her career in musical theatre and made her screen debut with the short film In Memoriam (2011). She subsequently played Laney Rucker in the action film The Purge: Election Year (2016) and Denise in the period drama series Good Girls Revolt (2016).

  8. Fred Hoiberg

    Fred Hoiberg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    Fredrick Kristian Hoiberg is an American college basketball coach and former player. He has served as the men's head basketball coach at the University of Nebraska since 2019. Hoiberg grew up in Ames, Iowa, and played college basketball at Iowa State University in Ames where he earned the nickname "The Mayor". He was drafted into the National Basketball Association (NBA) where, over his ten year career, he played for the Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls, and Minnesota Timberwolves. After retiring as a player, he served as vice president for basketball operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves before beginning his coaching career at his alma mater, Iowa State University. He was there from 2010 to 2015 before going on to coach in the NBA for the Chicago Bulls from 2015 to 2018.

  9. Kim Reynolds

    Kim Reynolds
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in Iowa State University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Liberal Studies
    Occupations
    politicianpharmacy technician
    Biography

    Kimberly Reynolds is an American politician serving as the 43rd governor of Iowa since 2017. A member of the Republican Party, Reynolds previously served as the 46th lieutenant governor of Iowa from 2011 to 2017.

  10. Talen Horton-Tucker

    Talen Horton-Tucker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    2000-.. (age 22)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Talen Jalee Horton-Tucker is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Horton-Tucker played college basketball for the Iowa State Cyclones.

  11. Dennis Muilenburg

    Dennis Muilenburg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    businesspersonchief executive officer
    Biography

    Dennis A. Muilenburg is an American engineer, business executive, and the former president and chief executive officer (CEO) of The Boeing Company, a multinational aerospace and defense company. He was CEO from 2015 to 2019, when he was fired in the aftermath of two crashes of the 737 MAX and its subsequent groundings.

  12. Royce White

    Royce White
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Royce Alexander White is an American former professional basketball player and civil rights activist. During his brief tenure with the NBA -- he played just briefly in three regular-season games -- White was open about his history of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), mainly triggered by his highly publicized fear of flying, and he became known for refusing to fly with his team, preferring to travel by bus instead.

  13. Dan Gable

    Dan Gable
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    amateur wrestler
    Biography

    Danny Mack Gable is an American former folkstyle and freestyle wrestler and coach. Considered to be one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, Gable is a two-time NCAA Division I national champion, a world gold medalist, and an Olympic gold medalist. Gable was only the third wrestler to have ever been inducted into the United World Wrestling's Hall of Fame in the Legend category. On December 8, 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump awarded Gable with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

  14. James Daly

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

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

  15. Wesley Johnson

    Wesley Johnson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Wesley JaMarr Johnson is an American professional basketball coach and former player who is a player development assistant for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Syracuse University and Iowa State University. He was selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves.

  16. John Garang

    John Garang
    Born in
    South Sudan Flag South Sudan
    Years
    1945-2005 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    politicianpartisan
    Biography

    John Garang de Mabior was a Sudanese politician and revolutionary leader. From 1983 to 2005, he led the Sudan People's Liberation Army during the Second Sudanese Civil War, and following a peace agreement he briefly served as First Vice President of Sudan for 3 weeks until his death in a helicopter crash on 30 July 2005. A developmental economist by profession, Garang was a major influence on the movement that led to the foundation of South Sudan.

  17. Firouz Naderi

    Firouz Naderi
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    engineerscientist
    Biography

    Firouz Michael Naderi is an Iranian American scientist who spent 36 years in various technical and executive positions at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) where he contributed to some of America's most iconic robotic space missions.

  18. Georges Niang

    Georges Niang
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Georges Niang is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was an All-American college player for Iowa State University.

  19. Tyrese Haliburton

    Tyrese Haliburton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    2000-.. (age 22)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Tyrese Haliburton is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Iowa State Cyclones and was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the 2020 NBA draft. Listed at 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m) and 185 pounds (84 kg), he plays the point guard position.

  20. Florin Cîțu

    Florin Cîțu
    Born in
    Romania Flag Romania
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Enrolled in Iowa State University
    In 1999 graduated with master's degree in monetary policy
    Occupations
    economistpoliticianblogger
    Biography

    Florin Vasile Cîțu is a Romanian politician who served as Prime Minister of Romania between December 2020 and November 2021 (acting/ad interim between October and November 2021). Between September 2021 and April 2022, he was the leader of the National Liberal Party (PNL).

  21. Tom Harkin

    Tom Harkin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Enrolled in Iowa State University
    Studied in 1962
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary officerlawyer
    Biography

    Thomas Richard Harkin is an American lawyer, author, and politician who served as a United States senator from Iowa from 1985 to 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously was the U.S. representative for Iowa's 5th congressional district from 1975 to 1985. He is the longest-serving senator to spend his whole tenure as a state's junior senator.

  22. Ezra Taft Benson

    Ezra Taft Benson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1899-1994 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    politicianprophet
    Biography

    Ezra Taft Benson was an American farmer, government official, and religious leader who served as the 15th United States Secretary of Agriculture during both presidential terms of Dwight D. Eisenhower and as the 13th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) from 1985 until his death in 1994.

  23. Kelechi Osemele

    Kelechi Osemele
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Kelechi Keith Ayo Osemele is an American football offensive guard who is a free agent. He played college football at Iowa State. He was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, and was a rookie starter throughout the team's Super Bowl XLVII championship run that season.

  24. Carrie Chapman Catt

    Carrie Chapman Catt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1859-1947 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    journalistpoliticianpeace activistsuffragettefeminist
    Biography

    Carrie Chapman Catt was an American women's suffrage leader who campaigned for the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, which gave US women the right to vote in 1920. Catt served as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association from 1900 to 1904 and 1915 to 1920. She founded the League of Women Voters in 1920 and the International Woman Suffrage Alliance in 1904, which was later named International Alliance of Women. She "led an army of voteless women in 1919 to pressure Congress to pass the constitutional amendment giving them the right to vote and convinced state legislatures to ratify it in 1920" and "was one of the best-known women in the United States in the first half of the twentieth century and was on all lists of famous American women."

  25. Hadley Wickham

    Hadley Wickham
    Born in
    New Zealand Flag New Zealand
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Enrolled in Iowa State University
    In 2008 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    statisticiansoftware developercomputer scientistdata scientist
    Biography

    Hadley Alexander Wickham is a statistician from New Zealand and Chief Scientist at RStudio Inc. and an adjunct Professor of statistics at the University of Auckland, Stanford University, and Rice University. He is best known for his development of open-source software for the R statistical programming language for data visualisation, including ggplot2, and other tidyverse packages, which support a tidy data approach to data science.

  26. Nawal El Moutawakel

    Nawal El Moutawakel
    Born in
    Morocco Flag Morocco
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    politicianathletics competitor
    Biography

    Nawal El Moutawakel is a Moroccan former hurdler, who won the inaugural women's 400 metres hurdles event at the 1984 Summer Olympics, and was the first Moroccan to become an Olympic medalist (gold). In 2007, El Moutawakel was named the Minister of Sports in the upcoming cabinet of Morocco.

  27. Matt Thomas

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

    Matthew William Thomas is an American professional basketball player for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Iowa State Cyclones before starting his professional career in Europe.

  28. Monté Morris

    Monté Morris
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1995-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Monté Robert Morris is a Nigerian-American professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Iowa State Cyclones.

  29. Howard R. Hughes, Sr

    Howard R. Hughes, Sr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1869-1924 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    inventorentrepreneurbusinessperson
    Biography

    Howard Robard Hughes Sr. was an American businessman and inventor. He was the founder of Hughes Tool Company. He invented the "Sharp–Hughes" rotary tri-cone rock drill bit during the Texas Oil Boom. He is best known as the father and namesake of Howard Hughes, the famous American business tycoon.

  30. Justin Hamilton

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

    Justin Anthony Hamilton is a Croatian-American professional basketball player for the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association. He plays the center position.

  31. Antti Herlin

    Antti Herlin
    Born in
    Finland Flag Finland
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurbusinessperson
    Biography

    Antti Herlin is a Finnish billionaire businessman, and the chairman of the Finnish KONE Corporation. He is the son of Pekka Herlin, former chairman of KONE. He is the former chairman of the Confederation of Finnish Industries (Elinkeinoelämän Keskusliitto EK).

  32. John Cooper

    John Cooper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    American football playerhead coach
    Biography

    John Harold Cooper is a former American football player and coach. Cooper was an assistant coach at Iowa State, Oregon State, UCLA, Kansas, and Kentucky. Then, he embarked on a head coaching career, as he served as the head coach at the University of Tulsa (1977–1984), Arizona State University (1985–1987), and Ohio State University (1988–2000), compiling a career record of 192–84–6. Cooper was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2008.

  33. Graham Spanier

    Graham Spanier
    Born in
    South Africa Flag South Africa
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    announcer
    Biography

    Graham Basil Spanier is a South African-born American sociologist and university administrator who became the 16th president of Pennsylvania State University on September 1, 1995. On November 9, 2011, in the wake of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal, Spanier and longtime football coach Joe Paterno were “removed from their positions” by the Penn State board of trustees.

  34. Randy Feenstra

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

    Randall Lee Feenstra is an American politician and businessman serving as the U.S. representative for Iowa's 4th congressional district. The district covers much of the northwestern quadrant of the state, including Sioux City, but stretches as far east as Ames and Mason City.

  35. Jackson Vroman

    Jackson Vroman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-2015 (aged 34)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Jackson Brett Vroman was an American-born Lebanese professional basketball player. He was naturalized as a Lebanese citizen to play for the Lebanon national basketball team, replacing the other naturalized American Lebanese player, Joe Vogel. He is the son of former NBA player Brett Vroman, who played briefly for the Utah Jazz in the 1980–81 NBA season.

  36. Nate Mooney

    Nate Mooney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Nate Mooney is an American actor best known for his recurring role as Ryan McPoyle on the FX comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

  37. Kevin Jackson

    Kevin Jackson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    amateur wrestlermixed martial arts fighter
    Biography

    Kevin Andre Jackson is an American retired freestyle wrestler and mixed martial artist, graduated folkstyle wrestler and current wrestling coach at the United States Olympic Training Center.

  38. A. J. Klein

    A. J. Klein
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Aaron James "A. J." Klein is an American football linebacker who is a free agent. He played college football at Iowa State. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

  39. Terry A. Anderson

    Terry A. Anderson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    journalistpolitician
    Biography

    Terry A. Anderson is an American journalist. He reported for the Associated Press. In 1985, he was taken hostage by Shia Hezbollah militants of the Islamic Jihad Organization in Lebanon and held until 1991. In 2004, he ran unsuccessfully for the Ohio State Senate.

  40. Chris Taylor

    Chris Taylor
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-1979 (aged 29)
    Occupations
    professional wrestleractoramateur wrestler
    Biography

    Christopher J. Taylor was an American super-heavyweight wrestler. He competed in freestyle and Greco-Roman events at the 1972 Summer Olympics and won a bronze medal in the freestyle. At 412 pounds (187 kg), he was the heaviest Olympian ever until the appearance of judoka Ricardo Blas Jr. in 2008 (weight limits have since been imposed).

  41. Isa Kalantari

    Isa Kalantari
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politicianmanager
    Biography

    Issa Kalantari is an Iranian politician and former head of Department of Environment, serving from 2017 to 2021. He served as minister of agriculture in last year of Khamenei's presidency, in both terms of Rafsanjani's presidency and also in first term of President Khatami.

  42. Jared Homan

    Jared Homan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Jared William Homan is an American professional basketball player who last played for Maccabi Ashdod of the Israeli Premier League. His natural position is power forward, but he is also an accomplished center.

  43. Harvey Gantt

    Harvey Gantt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    politicianarchitect
    Biography

    Harvey Bernard Gantt is an American architect and Democratic politician active in North Carolina. The first African-American student admitted to Clemson University after attending Iowa State University, Gantt graduated with honors in architecture, earned a master's at MIT, and established an architectural practice in Charlotte with a partner.

  44. Jamaal Tinsley

    Jamaal Tinsley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Jamaal Lee Tinsley is an American former professional basketball player. Tinsley played his collegiate career at Iowa State University. Following his senior year he was drafted by the Vancouver Grizzlies with the 27th pick of the 2001 NBA draft, and was immediately dealt to the Atlanta Hawks, and then to the Indiana Pacers on draft night. Tinsley played 11 seasons in the NBA, primarily with the Pacers, as well as the Grizzlies and Jazz.

  45. Marcus Fizer

    Marcus Fizer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Darnell Marcus Lamar Fizer is an American former professional basketball player.

  46. Naz Mitrou-Long

    Naz Mitrou-Long
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1993-.. (age 29)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Nazareth Jersey Mitrou-Long is a Canadian professional basketball player for Brescia Leonessa of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA). He played college basketball for the Iowa State Cyclones. Born in Mississauga, Ontario, he played high school basketball at Father Michael Goetz in his hometown. In 2012, he started playing college basketball for Iowa State. He played in the 2017 NBA Summer League for the Sacramento Kings. He later played a total of 20 regular-season games with the Utah Jazz and the Indiana Pacers.

  47. Subra Suresh

    Subra Suresh
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    researcheracademicuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Subra Suresh is an Indian-American biological engineer, materials scientist, and academic administrator. On 1 January 2018, he was inaugurated as the fourth President of Singapore's Nanyang Technological University, where he is also the inaugural Distinguished University Professor. He was the Vannevar Bush Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Dean of the School of Engineering at MIT from 2007 to 2010 before being appointed as Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) by Barack Obama, where he served from 2010 to 2013. He was the president of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) from 2013 to 2017.

  48. Theaster Gates

    Theaster Gates
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    artistperformance artistceramicist
    Biography

    Theaster Gates is an American social practice installation artist and a professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Chicago. He was born in Chicago, Illinois, where he still lives and works.

  49. David Loebsack

    David Loebsack
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Enrolled in Iowa State University
    In 1974 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacherpolitical scientist
    Biography

    David Wayne Loebsack is an American politician who served as the U.S. representative for Iowa's 2nd congressional district from 2007 to 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, he also is an emeritus professor of political science at Cornell College, where he had taught since 1982. On April 12, 2019, Loebsack announced he would not seek reelection.

  50. Melvin Ejim

    Melvin Ejim
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Melvin Obinna Ejim is a Nigerian-Canadian professional basketball player for Cedevita Olimpija of the Slovenian League and the ABA League. He played college basketball for Iowa State University before playing professionally in Italy, Russia and Spain, as well as the NBA Development League.

  51. Diante Garrett

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

    Diante Maurice Garrett is an American professional basketball player for Ironi Ness Ziona of the Israeli Basketball Premier League. He played college basketball for Iowa State University.

  52. Sehat Sutardja

    Sehat Sutardja
    Born in
    Indonesia Flag Indonesia
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Sehat Sutardja, is the co-founder of Marvell Technology Group; formerly chief executive officer and a director. Marvell is involved with industry segments including data storage, mobile and smart TVs.

  53. Eric Cooper

    Eric Cooper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-2019 (aged 53)
    Occupations
    baseball umpire
    Biography

    Eric Richard Cooper was an American professional baseball umpire, whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned 1999 until his death in October 2019. He wore umpire uniform number 56. As a Major League umpire, Cooper officiated in ten Division Series, four League Championship Series, three Wild Card Games, one All-Star Game, and one World Series.

  54. Clayton Anderson

    Clayton Anderson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    aerospace engineerastronautengineer
    Biography

    Clayton Conrad Anderson is a retired NASA astronaut. Launched on STS-117, he replaced Sunita Williams on June 10, 2007 as a member of the ISS Expedition 15 crew. He is currently an author, a motivational speaker, and a Professor of Practice at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.

  55. Eugene Burton Ely

    Eugene Burton Ely
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1886-1911 (aged 25)
    Occupations
    aircraft pilot
    Biography

    Eugene Burton Ely was an American aviation pioneer, credited with the first shipboard aircraft take off and landing.

  56. Danny Harris

    Danny Harris
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
    Biography

    Danny Lee Harris is an American former track and field athlete who specialized in the 400-meter hurdles (400 mH), in which he won silver medals at the 1984 Olympics and the 1987 World Championships.

  57. Maxx Payne

    Maxx Payne
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    writeractortelevision actorprofessional wrestler
    Biography

    Darryl Peterson is an American musician, actor and retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his time in World Championship Wrestling as Maxx Payne, and in the World Wrestling Federation as Man Mountain Rock.

  58. Michael M. Crow

    Michael M. Crow
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Biography

    Michael Maurice Crow is an American academic administrator. He is the 16th and current president of Arizona State University, having succeeded Lattie F. Coor on July 1, 2002. During his tenure at ASU, he is credited with creating the New American University model.

  59. Luis Ernesto Derbez

    Luis Ernesto Derbez
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    economistdiplomatminister
    Biography

    Luis Ernesto Derbez Bautista is a Mexican politician and rector of the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP). He served as Mexico's Secretary of Economy from 2000 to 2002 and Secretary of Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2006.

  60. Parviz Davoodi

    Parviz Davoodi
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Parviz Davoodi was the third first vice president of Iran (2005–2009), an educator, and an Iranian hardline conservative politician.

  61. Lindell Wigginton

    Lindell Wigginton
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1998-.. (age 24)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Lindell Shamar Wigginton is a Canadian professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Iowa State Cyclones.

  62. LeRoy E. Cain

    LeRoy E. Cain
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    LeRoy Edward Cain is an American aerospace engineer who worked for NASA as a flight director, launch integration manager and deputy manager of the Space Shuttle Program. Cain may be best known to the public from footage and documentaries showing his work as the entry flight director for STS-107, the mission that ended in the catastrophic disintegration of Space Shuttle Columbia, February 1, 2003. Cain issued the famous "Lock the doors" command, initiating contingency procedures in mission control for the first time since the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster 17 years earlier.

  63. Lauro Cavazos

    Lauro Cavazos
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-.. (age 95)
    Occupations
    zoologistuniversity teacheracademic administratorpolitician
    Biography

    Lauro Fred Cavazos Jr. was an American educator and politician. He served as the United States Secretary of Education, and was the first Hispanic to serve in the United States Cabinet.

  64. Theresa Greenfield

    Theresa Greenfield
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    urban plannerreal estate brokerpolitician
    Biography

    Theresa Greenfield is an American businesswoman and political candidate. She was the Democratic nominee for the 2020 United States Senate election in Iowa, losing to incumbent Republican Joni Ernst.

  65. Frank Steunenberg

    Frank Steunenberg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1861-1905 (aged 44)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Frank Steunenberg was the fourth governor of the State of Idaho, serving from 1897 until 1901. He was assassinated in 1905 by one-time union member Harry Orchard, who was also a paid informant for the Cripple Creek Mine Owners' Association. Orchard attempted to implicate leaders of the radical Western Federation of Miners in the assassination. The labor leaders were found not guilty in two trials, but Orchard spent the rest of his life in prison.

  66. Tyrus McGee

    Tyrus McGee
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Tyrus McGee is an American professional basketball player for Hapoel Holon of the Israeli Premier League.

  67. Bruce Braley

    Bruce Braley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Enrolled in Iowa State University
    In 1980 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Bruce Lowell Braley is an American politician and attorney who served as the U.S. representative for Iowa's 1st congressional district from 2007 to 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, he was defeated in his attempt to win an open seat in the 2014 United States Senate election in Iowa.

  68. Matt Blair

    Matt Blair
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-2020 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Albert Matthew Blair was an American professional football player who was an outside linebacker for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL) for all 12 seasons of his career from 1974 to 1985.

  69. Berkley Bedell

    Berkley Bedell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1921-2019 (aged 98)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Berkley Warren Bedell was an American Democratic Party politician and businessman who served as the U.S. representative for Iowa's 6th congressional district from 1975 to 1987. After starting a successful business in his youth, Berkley Fly Co., he ran for Congress in 1972, but was defeated by incumbent Wiley Mayne. In 1974 however, Bedell beat Mayne and was elected to the U.S. House.

  70. Yang Hung-duen

    Yang Hung-duen
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    politicianphysicist
    Biography

    Yang Hung-duen is a Taiwanese physicist. Yang was the president of National Sun Yat-sen University from 2008 to 2016, when he was selected to lead the Ministry of Science and Technology.

  71. John Melcher

    John Melcher
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1924-2018 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    politicianveterinarian
    Biography

    John David Melcher was an American politician of the Democratic Party who represented Montana as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1969 to 1977 and as a United States Senator from 1977 until 1989.

  72. Craig Brackins

    Craig Brackins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Craig Lee Brackins is an American professional basketball player who last played for Shiga Lakestars of the Japanese B.League.

  73. H. Otley Beyer

    H. Otley Beyer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1883-1966 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    anthropologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Henry Otley Beyer was an American anthropologist, who spent most of his adult life in the Philippines teaching Philippine indigenous culture. A.V.H. Hartendorp called Beyer the "Dean of Philippine ethnology, archaeology, and prehistory".

  74. Bourke B. Hickenlooper

    Bourke B. Hickenlooper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1896-1971 (aged 75)
    Enrolled in Iowa State University
    Studied in 1919
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Bourke Blakemore Hickenlooper was an American attorney and politician from the U.S. state of Iowa. He was lieutenant governor from 1939 to 1943 and then the 29th Governor of Iowa from 1943 to 1945. In 1944, he won election to the first of four terms in the United States Senate, where he served until 1969.

  75. Lauretta Bender

    Lauretta Bender
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1897-1987 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    physicianpsychiatristchild psychiatrist
    Biography

    Lauretta Bender was an American child neuropsychiatrist known for developing the Bender-Gestalt Test, a psychological test designed to evaluate visual-motor maturation in children. First published by Bender in 1938, the test became widely used for assessing children's neurological function and screening for developmental disorders.

  76. Betty Bumpers

    Betty Bumpers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-2018 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    teacherpeace activist
    Biography

    Betty Lou Bumpers was an American politician, advocate for childhood immunizations, and world peace activist, who served as the First Lady of Arkansas from 1971 to 1975. Together, she and Rosalynn Carter ran a successful campaign to ensure that all American school children were immunized. Bumpers was also the wife of the late Dale Bumpers, the governor of Arkansas from 1971 to 1975 and then U.S. Senator from 1975 to 1999.

  77. Lucca Staiger

    Lucca Staiger
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Lucca Staiger is a German professional basketball player for Löwen Braunschweig of the German Basketball Bundesliga (BBL). Standing at 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m), he plays the shooting guard position. He played collegiate basketball for Iowa State University.

  78. Henry Cantwell Wallace

    Henry Cantwell Wallace
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1866-1924 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    authorpublisheruniversity teacherwriterjournalist
    Biography

    Henry Cantwell "Harry" Wallace was an American farmer, journalist, and political activist who served as the Secretary of Agriculture from 1921 to 1924 under Republican presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge. He was the father of Henry A. Wallace, who would follow in his footsteps as Secretary of Agriculture and later became Vice President under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was an editor of Wallaces' Farmer from 1916 to 1921.

  79. Jalaludin Rakhmat

    Jalaludin Rakhmat
    Born in
    Indonesia Flag Indonesia
    Years
    1949-2021 (aged 72)
    Enrolled in Iowa State University
    Studied in 1980-1982
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jalaluddin Rakhmat, also known by the nickname of Kang Jalal, was an Indonesian academician and politician from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle who became the member of the People's Representative Council from 2014 until 2019.

  80. Donald Cressey

    Donald Cressey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1919-1987 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    criminologistsociologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Donald Ray Cressey was an American penologist, sociologist, and criminologist who made innovative contributions to the study of organized crime, prisons, criminology, the sociology of criminal law, white-collar crime.

  81. Dustin Hogue

    Dustin Hogue
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Dustin Hogue is an American professional basketball player for Cluj of the Romanian Liga Națională. He played college basketball for Indian Hills Community College and Iowa State Cyclones. Hogue entered the 2015 NBA draft, but was not selected in the draft's two rounds.

  82. Frank Cownie

    Frank Cownie
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Thomas Michael Franklin "Frank" Cownie is the current mayor of Des Moines, Iowa. He also owns and operates Cownie Furs, a store that has been in his family for generations.

  83. Guor Marial

    Guor Marial
    Born in
    Sudan Flag Sudan
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    marathon runnerathletics competitor
    Biography

    Guor Mading Maker, also known as Guor Marial, is a South Sudanese Olympic track and field athlete. He is a Dinka tribesman.

  84. Jameel McKay

    Jameel McKay
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Jameel McKay is an American professional basketball player for Argentino de Junín of the Liga Nacional de Básquet. He played two seasons of college basketball for Iowa State, where as a junior in 2014–15, he was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year when he averaged 2.4 blocked shots per game. In 2017, he won an NBL championship with the Perth Wildcats.

  85. Robert D. Bullard

    Robert D. Bullard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    sociologist
    Biography

    Robert Doyle Bullard is an American academic who is the former Dean of the Barbara Jordan - Mickey Leland School Of Public Affairs (October 2011 – August 2016) and currently Distinguished Professor at Texas Southern University. Previously Ware Professor of Sociology and Director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at Clark Atlanta University, Bullard is known as the "father of environmental justice". He has been a leading campaigner against environmental racism, as well as the foremost scholar of the problem, and of the Environmental Justice Movement which sprung up in the United States in the 1980s.

  86. Zaid Abdul-Aziz

    Zaid Abdul-Aziz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Zaid Abdul-Aziz is an American former professional basketball player. Donald Smith changed his name to Zaid Abdul-Aziz in 1976 after he converted to Islam. The 6'9" Abdul-Aziz starred at Iowa State University before being drafted by the NBA's Cincinnati Royals in 1968. He played ten seasons in the league as a member of the Royals, Milwaukee Bucks, Seattle SuperSonics, Houston Rockets, Buffalo Braves, and Boston Celtics. Nicknamed "The Kangaroo", he had his finest season in 1971–1972, when he averaged 13.8 points and 11.3 rebounds for Seattle. He retired in 1978 with career totals of 4,557 points and 4,065 rebounds.

  87. Tom Latham

    Tom Latham
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Enrolled in Iowa State University
    Studied in 1967-1970
    Occupations
    politicianbusiness executive
    Biography

    Thomas Paul Latham is an American politician who served as a U.S. representative for Iowa from 1995 to 2015. He is a member of the Republican Party. On December 17, 2013, Latham announced he would not seek reelection next term, becoming the third member of the U.S. House to announce his retirement on the same day (along with Frank Wolf from Virginia and Jim Matheson from Utah).

  88. Robert Truax

    Robert Truax
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1917-2010 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    military officeraerospace engineerengineer
    Biography

    Captain Robert C. Truax was an American rocket engineer in the United States Navy, and companies such as Aerojet and Truax Engineering, which he founded. Truax was a proponent of low-cost rocket engine and vehicle designs.

  89. Alex Hershaft

    Alex Hershaft
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1934-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    chemist
    Biography

    Alex Hershaft is an American animal rights activist, Holocaust survivor, and co-founder and president of the Farm Animal Rights Movement, the nation's oldest (1976) organization devoted exclusively to promoting the rights of animals not to be raised for food. Previously, he has had a 30-year career in materials science and environmental consulting and a prominent role in movements for religious freedom and environmental quality.

  90. Thomas Sutherland

    Thomas Sutherland
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1931-2016 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    agronomist
    Biography

    Thomas Sutherland, Dean of Agriculture at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, was kidnapped by Islamic Jihad members near his Beirut home on June 9, 1985. He was released on November 18, 1991 at the same time as Terry Waite, having been held hostage for 2,353 days.

  91. Sean McLaughlin

    Sean McLaughlin
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Sean McLaughlin is an anchor of the 10pm newscast and formerly the Chief Meteorologist at KPHO CBS 5 in Phoenix Arizona. Prior to this stint in Phoenix, McLaughlin was chief meteorologist for MSNBC, joining the United States-based 24-hour cable news television network in July 2004. He was also the meteorologist on the Sunday editions of NBC's The Today Show. He contributed to NBC Weather Plus+, NBC Nightly News, and other NBC News/MSNBC/CNBC programs. McLaughlin's prior stint in Phoenix was as the longtime Chief Meteorologist, as well as anchor and general assignment reporter at NBC affiliate KPNX Channel 12. Currently he is a meteorologist, news anchor and reporter for KPHO CBS 5 in Phoenix. McLaughlin has won several Emmys. His hometown is Belmond, Iowa.

  92. Georgios Tsalmpouris

    Georgios Tsalmpouris
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1996-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Georgios Tsalmpouris is a Greek professional basketball player for Apollon Patras of the Greek Basket League. He is 7'2" (2.18 m) tall, and he weighs 235 pounds (107 kg).

  93. Neta Snook Southern

    Neta Snook Southern
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1896-1991 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    aircraft pilot
    Biography

    Mary Anita "Neta" Snook Southern was a pioneer aviator who achieved a long list of firsts. She was the first woman aviator in Iowa, first woman student accepted at the Curtiss Flying School in Virginia, first woman aviator to run her own aviation business and first woman to run a commercial airfield. Yet "Snooky", as her friends called her, was fated to be remembered for her relationship to Amelia Earhart. Her autobiography I Taught Amelia to Fly aptly captures the essence of her fame, she was forever linked to the Earhart mystique as her first instructor.

  94. Frederick D. Patterson

    Frederick D. Patterson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1901-1988 (aged 87)
    Biography

    Frederick Douglass Patterson was an American academic administrator, the president of what is now Tuskegee University (1935–1953), and founder of the United Negro College Fund (1944, UNCF). He was a 1987 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, and 1988 recipient of the Spingarn Medal from the NAACP.

  95. Darleane C. Hoffman

    Darleane C. Hoffman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1926-.. (age 96)
    Enrolled in Iowa State University
    In 1951 graduated with Doctor of Philosophy
    Occupations
    chemistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Darleane Christian Hoffman is an American nuclear chemist who was among the researchers who confirmed the existence of Seaborgium, element 106. She is a faculty senior scientist in the Nuclear Science Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a professor in the graduate school at UC Berkeley. In acknowledgment of her many achievements, Discover Magazine recognized her in 2002 as one of the 50 most important women in science.

  96. Ben Peterson

    Ben Peterson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    amateur wrestler
    Biography

    Benjamin Lee "Ben" Peterson is a retired American freestyle wrestler. He competed at the 1972 and 1976 Olympics and won a gold and a silver medal, respectively. As a college wrestler, Peterson was a two-time NCAA champion at Iowa State. He founded the "Camp of Champs," which brought in Olympic wrestlers to train with high schoolers. Peterson also coached wrestling at Maranatha Baptist University for 28 years.

  97. DeAnne Julius

    DeAnne Julius
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Dame DeAnne Shirley Julius, DCMG, CBE is a Distinguished Fellow at Chatham House. An American-British economist, Julius is noted as a founder member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England.

  98. Helena Benitez

    Helena Benitez
    Born in
    Philippines Flag Philippines
    Years
    1914-2016 (aged 102)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Helena Zoila Tirona Benitez was a Filipina academic and administrator of the Philippine Women's University.

  99. Hillary Bor

    Hillary Bor
    Born in
    Kenya Flag Kenya
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
    Biography

    Hillary Bor is a Kenyan-born American track and field athlete. He qualified for the 2016 Olympics by finishing in second place in the 3000 meters steeplechase at the 2016 United States Olympic Trials.

  100. Garrey Carruthers

    Garrey Carruthers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    university teacherbusinessperson
    Biography

    Garrey Edward Carruthers is an American politician and academic who served as the 27th governor of New Mexico and the chancellor of New Mexico State University. He previously served as special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1974 to 1975, director of the New Mexico Water Resources Research Institute at NMSU, state chair of the Republican Party of New Mexico from 1977 to 1979, and United States Deputy Secretary of the Interior for Land and Resources from 1981 to 1984.