45 Notable alumni of
Lawrence University

Lawrence University is 1416th in the world, 505th in North America, and 474th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 45 notable alumni from Lawrence University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Jeffrey Jones

    Jeffrey Jones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1946-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    film actoractorstage actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Jeffrey Duncan Jones is an American character actor, best known for his roles as Emperor Joseph II in Amadeus (1984), Edward R. Rooney in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Charles Deetz in Beetlejuice (1988), Dr. Skip Tyler in The Hunt for Red October (1990), Eddie Barzoon in The Devil's Advocate (1997), and President in How High. A. W. Merrick in both Deadwood (2004–2006) and Deadwood: The Movie (2019). His career started in Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and advanced to London and Broadway. In film and television, Jones has had many roles which capitalized on his deadpan portrayal of characters in unusual situations, often to comic effect. He was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his performance in Amadeus and a Screen Actors Guild Award as part of the ensemble cast of Deadwood.

  2. Campbell Scott

    Campbell Scott
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm actorfilm producervoice actoractor
    Biography

    Campbell Scott is an American actor, producer and director. His roles include Steve Dunne in Singles, Mark Usher in House of Cards, Joseph Tobin in Damages, and Richard Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man and The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

  3. Lorena Hickok

    Lorena Hickok
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1893-1968 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    biographerjournalist
    Biography

    Lorena Alice "Hick" Hickok was a pioneering American journalist and devoted girlfriend and mentor to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

  4. Edna Ferber

    Edna Ferber
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1885-1968 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    playwrightjournalistwriternovelistscreenwriter
    Biography

    Edna Ferber was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. Her novels include the Pulitzer Prize-winning So Big (1924), Show Boat (1926; made into the celebrated 1927 musical), Cimarron (1930; adapted into the 1931 film which won the Academy Award for Best Picture), Giant (1952; made into the 1956 film of the same name) and Ice Palace (1958), which also received a film adaptation in 1960.

  5. Josh Sawyer

    Josh Sawyer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    video game directorcomputer scientistvideo game developer
    Biography

    Joshua Eric Sawyer, known commonly as Josh Sawyer, J.E. Sawyer, or JSawyer, is an American video game designer, known for his work on role-playing video games.

  6. Marjorie Liu

    Marjorie Liu
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    lawyernovelistcomics writer
    Biography

    Marjorie M. Liu is an American New York Times best-selling author and comic book writer. She is acclaimed for her horror fantasy comic Monstress, and her paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels including The Hunter Kiss and Tiger Eye series. Her work for Marvel Comics includes NYX, X-23, Dark Wolverine, and Astonishing X-Men. In 2015 Image Comics debuted her creator-owned series Monstress, for which she was nominated for an Eisner Award for Best New Series. In 2017 she won a Hugo Award for the first Monstress trade paperback collection. In July 2018 she became the first woman in the 30-year history of the Eisner Awards to win the Eisner Award for Best Writer for her work on Monstress.

  7. Terry Moran

    Terry Moran
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Terry Moran is an American journalist, currently Senior National Correspondent at ABC News. Based in Washington, D.C., Moran covers national politics and policy, reporting from the Trump White House, the Supreme Court, and the campaign trail for all ABC News programs. Previously, Moran served as ABC's Chief Foreign Correspondent from 2013-2018; as co-anchor of the ABC News show Nightline from 2005-2013; and as Chief White House Correspondent from 1999-2005.

  8. Thomas A. Steitz

    Thomas A. Steitz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-2018 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    molecular biologistbiochemistuniversity teachercrystallographerbiophysicist
    Biography

    Thomas Arthur Steitz was an American biochemist, a Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University, and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, best known for his pioneering work on the ribosome.

  9. Richard C. Bush

    Richard C. Bush
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    political scientistwriter
    Biography

    Richard C. Bush III is an American expert on China affairs. Since 2002, he has served as the director of Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies of the Brookings Institution, and concurrently as the inaugural Michael H. Armacost Chair in Foreign Policy Studies. Bush is also a senior fellow of foreign policy.

  10. Jennifer Baumgardner

    Jennifer Baumgardner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    writerfeministfilm producer
    Biography

    Jennifer Baumgardner is a writer, activist, filmmaker, and lecturer whose work explores abortion, sex, bisexuality, rape, single parenthood, and women's power. From 2013 to 2017, she served as the Executive Director/Publisher at The Feminist Press at the City University of New York (CUNY), a feminist institution founded by Florence Howe in 1970.

  11. William Baer

    William Baer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    William Joseph Baer is an American lawyer who served as the Assistant Attorney General for the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division under the administration of President Barack Obama. He is a partner at the American law firm Arnold & Porter, where he works in antitrust law and white collar defense. Since January 2020, Baer has been a visiting fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution.

  12. John A. Kimberly

    John A. Kimberly
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1838-1928 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    John Alfred Kimberly was an American manufacturing executive, a founder of Kimberly-Clark Corporation of Neenah, Wisconsin.

  13. Barbara Lawton

    Barbara Lawton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Barbara Lawton is an American businesswoman and politician from Green Bay, Wisconsin who is the President and CEO of Americans for Campaign Reform. A member of the Democratic Party, Lawton was the 43rd Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin. She became the first woman elected to the position in 2002, as the running mate of former Democratic Governor Jim Doyle. Lawton was re-elected on November 7, 2006. She was co-founder and Director of External Affairs for Issue One, a nonprofit whose goal is to reduce the influence of money in politics.

  14. David Mulford

    David Mulford
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    bankerdiplomat
    Biography

    David Campbell Mulford was the United States Ambassador to India from January 23, 2004 to February 2009, and served as Vice-Chairman International of Credit Suisse from 2009 to 2016. He is currently a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, focusing on research, writing, and activities related to global economic integration, including the legal and political environments of trade agreements and their management. He also concentrates his efforts on economic growth in the Indian subcontinent and the trend of receding globalization in developed economies.

  15. Scott L. Klug

    Scott L. Klug
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in Lawrence University
    In 1975 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    journalistpoliticianpublishervice presidentbusinessperson
    Biography

    Scott L. Klug is an American lobbyist, author, and businessman, as well as a former politician and television reporter. From 1991-1999, he was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Wisconsin, representing Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district.

  16. Jose Luis Romero Hicks

    Jose Luis Romero Hicks
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    businesspersonlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    José Luis Romero Hicks is a private legal, economic and financial consultant and managing partner of the law firm Romero Hicks & Galindo. He is also a member of the Mexican Council on Foreign Affairs.

  17. Harry N. MacLean

    Harry N. MacLean
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Harry MacLean is a writer and lawyer living in Denver, Colorado, who writes true crime books and won an Edgar Award for his book In Broad Daylight (1988).

  18. Alanna Heiss

    Alanna Heiss
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    museum directorexhibition curator
    Biography

    Alanna Heiss is the Founder and Director of Clocktower Productions, a non profit arts organization, online radio station, and program partnership with six cultural institutions in three boroughs in New York. She founded The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Inc. in 1971, an organization focused on using abandoned and underutilized New York City buildings for art exhibitions and artists' studios, of which P.S.1 was a part. She served as the Director of P.S.1 and its later incarnation, the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (now MoMA PS1) from its founding in 1976 until her retirement in 2008. She is recognized as one of the originators of the alternative space movement.

  19. Tom Neff

    Tom Neff
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    university teacherfilm producerfilm directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Thomas Linden Neff -, known as Tom Neff, is an American film executive, director and producer, born in Chicago, Illinois. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

  20. Kathleen Krull

    Kathleen Krull
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-2021 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    children's writerwriter
    Biography

    Kathleen Krull was an author of children's books and a former book editor.

  21. Tom Zoellner

    Tom Zoellner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Tom Zoellner is an American author and journalist. He is the author of popular nonfiction books which take multidimensional views of their subject. His work has been widely reviewed and has been featured on The Daily Show. His book Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British Empire was a finalist for the Bancroft Prize in history and in 2021 won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction.

  22. Walter Samuel Goodland

    Walter Samuel Goodland
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1862-1947 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Walter Samuel Goodland was an American lawyer and politician and the 31st Governor of Wisconsin. He was a member of the Republican Party and attended Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.

  23. Robert J. Gamble

    Robert J. Gamble
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1851-1924 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Robert Jackson Gamble was a U.S. Representative and Senator from South Dakota. He was the father of Ralph Abernethy Gamble and brother of John Rankin Gamble, members of South Dakota's prominent Gamble family.

  24. Eben E. Rexford

    Eben E. Rexford
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1848-1916 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    poetsongwriterwriterlyricist
    Biography

    Eben Eugene Rexford was an American writer and poet, and author of lyrics to popular and gospel songs.

  25. Justus Henry Nelson

    Justus Henry Nelson
    Years
    1850-1937 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    missionary
    Biography

    Justus Henry Nelson established the first Protestant church in the Amazon basin and was a self-supporting Methodist missionary in Belém, Pará, Brazil for 45 years.

  26. Jon Richards

    Jon Richards
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Jonathan David Richards is an American attorney, judge, and Democratic politician. He currently serves as a Wisconsin circuit court judge in Milwaukee County, since his appointment on September 22, 2020, by Governor Tony Evers. He previously represented Milwaukee for 16 years in the Wisconsin State Assembly and was a candidate for Attorney General of Wisconsin in 2014.

  27. John Miller Baer

    John Miller Baer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1886-1970 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    John Miller Baer was a U.S. Representative from North Dakota.

  28. Donald W. Sweeting

    Donald W. Sweeting
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    pastor
    Biography

    Donald William Sweeting is an American university president, professor, educator, and pastor. He is currently the President of Colorado Christian University, having previously served as President of Reformed Theological Seminary, in Orlando, Florida.

  29. Lester Johnson

    Lester Johnson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1901-1975 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Lester Roland Johnson was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.

  30. Carl Wood Riddick

    Carl Wood Riddick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1872-1960 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    politicianeditorjournalist
    Biography

    Carlos Wood Riddick was an American politician and businessman. He served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Montana's 2nd congressional district.

  31. Melvin Baldwin

    Melvin Baldwin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1838-1901 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Melvin Riley Baldwin was an American railroad engineer and Democratic politician. He served one term in the United States House of Representatives, representing Minnesota in the Fifty-third Congress. Earlier, he served in the Iron Brigade of the Army of the Potomac through most of the American Civil War.

  32. William Warner

    William Warner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1840-1916 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    William Warner was an American lawyer and politician based in Kansas City, Missouri. He became mayor of Kansas City in 1871, serving a one year term. He later represented Missouri in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

  33. John Rankin Gamble

    John Rankin Gamble
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1848-1891 (aged 43)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    John Rankin Gamble was a lawyer and politician from South Dakota. He was born in Alabama, New York in 1848, and was the brother of Robert J. Gamble and uncle of Ralph Abernethy Gamble.

  34. James A. Frear

    James A. Frear
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1861-1939 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    James Archibald Frear was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.

  35. Walter North

    Walter North
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Walter North is an American diplomat. He served as the United States Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu between 2012 and 2016. He began his service as Ambassador on November 7, 2012.

  36. Thomas R. Hudd

    Thomas R. Hudd
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1835-1896 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Thomas Richard Hudd was an American lawyer from Wisconsin who represented that state for two terms in the United States House of Representatives, as well as serving in both houses of that state's legislature and holding other public offices.

  37. John S. Mills

    John S. Mills
    Years
    1906-1996 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    John S. Mills, was a major general in the United States Air Force. He attended Lawrence College.

  38. Julia Colman

    Julia Colman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1828-1909 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Julia Colman was an American temperance educator, activist, editor and writer. She served as superintendent of literature in the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU).

  39. Louise Manning Hodgkins

    Louise Manning Hodgkins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1846-1935 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    editorjournalist
    Biography

    Louise Manning Hodgkins was an American educator, author, and editor from Massachusetts. After completing her studies at Pennington Seminary and Wilbraham Wesleyan Academy, she became a teacher and preceptress at Lawrence College, before receiving a Master of Arts degree from that institution in 1876. She taught at Wellesley College for over a decade before turning her attentions to writing and editing. Her main works included Nineteenth Century Authors of Great Britain and the United States, Study of the English Language, and Via Christi. She served as editor of The Heathen Woman's Friend, the first organ of the Woman's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and also edited Milton lyrics: L'allegro, Il penseroso, Comus, and Lycidas and Matthew Arnold's Sohrab and Rustum. She died in 1935.

  40. James O'Neill

    James O'Neill
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1847-1929 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    judgelawyerpolitician
    Biography

    James O'Neill was an American lawyer, jurist, and Republican politician. He served 24 years as a Wisconsin circuit court judge in western Wisconsin. Earlier, he had served one term in the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing Clark County.

  41. Melvin H. Schlytter

    Melvin H. Schlytter
    Years
    1890-1959 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Melvin H. Schlytter was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.

  42. Duncan McGregor

    Duncan McGregor
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1836-1921 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Duncan McGregor was an American politician and educator.

  43. Leslie Joan Baier

    Leslie Joan Baier
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Leslie Joan Baier is an American scientist. She is a senior investigator in diabetes molecular genetics at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

  44. Walter E. Garrey

    Walter E. Garrey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1874-1951 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    physiologist
    Biography

    Walter Eugene Garrey was an American physiologist and department head of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He was known especially for his studies of the heart. He served as president of the American Physiological Society in 1938 and 1939.

  45. Angie F. Newman

    Angie F. Newman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1837-1910 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    writerlecturerauthor
    Biography

    Angie F. Newman was an American poet, author, editor, and lecturer. She served as superintendent of jail and prisons, and flower mission work in the State of Nebraska for 25 years, for the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU); was an acting member of the National Council of Women and the Woman's Relief Corps; and was for several years, vice-president general of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Newman was the first woman delegate ever elected to the Quadrennial Genera; Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and the session at New York City, after debating the question for six days, decided against the admission of women by a majority of one. This led to the submission of the question to the church, which was settled by the admission of women delegates to the Conferences of 1904 and 1908. Newman died in 1910.