100 Notable alumni of
Union College

Union College is 501st in the world, 192nd in North America, and 179th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Union College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Jimmy Carter

    Jimmy Carter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1924-.. (age 98)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1953
    Occupations
    naval officerdiplomatnovelistpoliticianfarmer
    Biography

    James Earl Carter Jr. is an American former politician who served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served as the 76th governor of Georgia from 1971 to 1975 and as a Georgia state senator from 1963 to 1967. Since leaving office, Carter has remained engaged in political and social projects, receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002 for his humanitarian work.

  2. Chester A. Arthur

    Chester A. Arthur
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1829-1886 (aged 57)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1848
    Occupations
    military officerlawyerpoliticianstatesperson
    Biography

    Chester Alan Arthur was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 21st president of the United States from 1881 to 1885. Previously the 20th vice president, he succeeded to the presidency upon the death of President James A. Garfield in September 1881, two months after Garfield was shot by an assassin.

  3. Ben Schwartz

    Ben Schwartz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 2003
    Occupations
    actorfilm actortelevision actorscreenwritervoice actor
    Biography

    Benjamin Schwartz is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer. He has portrayed Jean-Ralphio Saperstein on the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation and Clyde Oberholt on the Showtime series House of Lies; voiced Randy Cunningham in Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja, Dewey Duck in DuckTales, and Leonardo in Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; and appeared many times in the CollegeHumor web series Jake and Amir.

  4. Jeffrey DeMunn

    Jeffrey DeMunn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in Union College
    In 1969 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    actorstage actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Jeffrey DeMunn is an American stage, film and television actor known for playing Captain Esteridge in The Hitcher (1986), Sheriff Herb Geller in The Blob (1988), Andrei Chikatilo in Citizen X (1995), Harry Terwilliger in The Green Mile (1999), Dale Horvath in The Walking Dead (2010–2012), and Charles Rhoades, Sr. in Billions (2016–present).

  5. George Westinghouse

    George Westinghouse
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1846-1914 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurengineerinventor
    Biography

    George Westinghouse Jr. was an American entrepreneur and engineer based in Pennsylvania who created the railway air brake and was a pioneer of the electrical industry, receiving his first patent at the age of 19. Westinghouse saw the potential of using alternating current for electric power distribution in the early 1880s and put all his resources into developing and marketing it. This put Westinghouse's business in direct competition with Thomas Edison, who marketed direct current for electric power distribution. In 1911 Westinghouse received the American Institute of Electrical Engineers's (AIEE) Edison Medal "For meritorious achievement in connection with the development of the alternating current system."

  6. William H. Seward

    William H. Seward
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1801-1872 (aged 71)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1820
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerdiplomatwriter
    Biography

    William Henry Seward was an American politician who served as United States Secretary of State from 1861 to 1869, and earlier served as governor of New York and as a United States Senator. A determined opponent of the spread of slavery in the years leading up to the American Civil War, he was a prominent figure in the Republican Party in its formative years, and was praised for his work on behalf of the Union as Secretary of State during the Civil War.

  7. Lewis H. Morgan

    Lewis H. Morgan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1818-1881 (aged 63)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1840
    Occupations
    anthropologisthistorianpoliticiansociologistlawyer
    Biography

    Lewis Henry Morgan was a pioneering American anthropologist and social theorist who worked as a railroad lawyer. He is best known for his work on kinship and social structure, his theories of social evolution, and his ethnography of the Iroquois. Interested in what holds societies together, he proposed the concept that the earliest human domestic institution was the matrilineal clan, not the patriarchal family.

  8. Rawson Marshall Thurber

    Rawson Marshall Thurber
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1997
    Occupations
    film directorwriterscreenwriteractordirector
    Biography

    Rawson Marshall Thurber is an American film director, film producer, screenwriter, and actor. He is best known for directing the films Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, We're the Millers, Central Intelligence, Red Notice and Skyscraper.

  9. James Roosevelt

    James Roosevelt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1828-1900 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    James Roosevelt I, known as "Squire James", was an American businessman, politician, horse breeder, and the father of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd president of the United States.

  10. Henry Rathbone

    Henry Rathbone
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1837-1911 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    diplomatlawyer
    Biography

    Henry Reed Rathbone was a United States military officer and diplomat who was present at the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Rathbone was sitting with his fiancée, Clara Harris, next to the president and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, when John Wilkes Booth entered the president's box at Ford's Theatre and fatally shot Lincoln in the head. When Rathbone attempted to prevent Booth from fleeing the scene, Booth stabbed and seriously wounded him.

  11. Henry Halleck

    Henry Halleck
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1815-1872 (aged 57)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1837
    Occupations
    military officerlawyer
    Biography

    Henry Wager Halleck was a senior United States Army officer, scholar, and lawyer. A noted expert in military studies, he was known by a nickname that became derogatory: "Old Brains". He was an important participant in the admission of California as a state and became a successful lawyer and land developer. Halleck served as the General in Chief of the Armies of the United States from 1862 to 1864.

  12. Neil Abercrombie

    Neil Abercrombie
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Enrolled in Union College
    In 1959 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianteachersociologist
    Biography

    Neil Abercrombie is an American politician who served as the seventh governor of Hawaii from 2010 to 2014. He is a member of the Democratic Party.

  13. Alan Frederick Horn

    Alan Frederick Horn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1964
    Occupations
    business executive
    Biography

    Alan Frederick Horn is an American entertainment industry executive. He served as the chief creative officer of Walt Disney Studios from 2019 to 2021. Horn previously served as the chairman of Walt Disney Studios from 2012 to 2020. Horn agreed to depart from Disney effective December 31, 2021.

  14. Leonard Jerome

    Leonard Jerome
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1817-1891 (aged 74)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1839
    Occupations
    entrepreneurfinancier
    Biography

    Leonard Walter Jerome was an American financier in Brooklyn, New York, and the maternal grandfather of Winston Churchill.

  15. Edward Bellamy

    Edward Bellamy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1850-1898 (aged 48)
    Occupations
    writernovelistjournalistscience fiction writer
    Biography

    Edward Bellamy was an American author, journalist, and political activist most famous for his utopian novel Looking Backward. Bellamy's vision of a harmonious future world inspired the formation of numerous "Nationalist Clubs" dedicated to the propagation of Bellamy's political ideas.

  16. George DiCenzo

    George DiCenzo
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-2010 (aged 70)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1962
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorstage actorvoice actor
    Biography

    George Ralph DiCenzo was an American character actor and one-time associate producer for Dark Shadows. He was in show business for more than 30 years, with extensive film, TV, stage and commercial credits. DiCenzo notably played Sam Baines in Back to the Future. He also had a minor role in William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist III.

  17. Dylan Ratigan

    Dylan Ratigan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Enrolled in Union College
    In 1994 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    television presenterjournalisttelevision producer
    Biography

    Dylan Jason Ratigan is an American businessman, author, film producer, former host of MSNBC's The Dylan Ratigan Show and political commentator for The Young Turks. He was a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in New York's 21st Congressional District. He is a former contributor to The Huffington Post.

  18. Devin Wenig

    Devin Wenig
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1988
    Occupations
    lawyerchief executive officerbusiness executive
    Biography

    Devin Norse Wenig is an American business executive. From July 2015 to September 2019, Wenig was president and CEO of eBay. From April 2008 to August 2011, Wenig was CEO of Thomson Reuters Markets, the financial and media businesses of Thomson Reuters Corporation.

  19. Baruch Samuel Blumberg

    Baruch Samuel Blumberg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-2011 (aged 86)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1946
    Occupations
    physiciananthropologistvirologistuniversity teacherinventor
    Biography

    Baruch Samuel Blumberg — known as Barry Blumberg — was an American physician, geneticist, and co-recipient of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (with Daniel Carleton Gajdusek), for his work on the hepatitis B virus while an investigator at the NIH. He was president of the American Philosophical Society from 2005 until his death.

  20. Robert Toombs

    Robert Toombs
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1810-1885 (aged 75)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1828
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerslaveholder
    Biography

    Robert Augustus Toombs was an American politician from Georgia, who was an important figure in the formation of the Confederacy. From a privileged background and a wealthy planter and slaveholder, Toombs embarked on a political career marked by effective oratory, although he also acquired a reputation for hard living, disheveled appearance, and irascibility. He was identified with Alexander H. Stephens's libertarian wing of secessionist opinion, and in contradistinction to the nationalist Jefferson Davis, Toombs believed a Civil War to be neither inevitable or winnable by the South. Appointed as Secretary of State of the Confederacy (which lacked political parties) Toombs was against the decision to attack Fort Sumter, and resigned from Davis's Cabinet. He was wounded at Battle of Antietam, where he performed creditably. During the Battle of Columbus (1865), Toombs's reluctance to use canister shot on a mixture of Union and Confederate soldiers resulted in the loss of a key bridge in the war's final significant action. He avoided detention by traveling to Europe. On his return two years later, he declined to ask for a pardon, and successfully stood for election in Georgia when Congressional Reconstruction ended in 1877.

  21. Andy Miller

    Andy Miller
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1990
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Andrew "Andy" D. Miller is an American businessman and technology/sports entrepreneur. He was formerly the Vice President for Mobile Advertising at Apple Inc. As of 2015, Miller is a co-owner of the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA), chairman and co-owner of NRG Esports, co-owner of the Modesto Nuts, high Single A minor league baseball affiliate of the Seattle Mariners of MLB, co-founder of Remix Media, Inc. and its app Spun, as well as co-founder of start-up vehicle StartingFive.

  22. Lee Tracy

    Lee Tracy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1898-1968 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    stage actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    William Lee Tracy was an American stage, film, and television actor. He is known foremost for his portrayals between the late 1920s and 1940s of fast-talking, wisecracking news reporters, press agents, lawyers, and salesmen. From 1949 to 1954, he was also featured in the weekly radio and television versions of the series Martin Kane: Private Eye, as well as starring as the newspaper columnist Lee Cochran in the 1958–1959 British-American crime drama New York Confidential. Later, in 1964, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and a Golden Globe for his supporting role in the film The Best Man.

  23. Clifford A. Henricksen

    Clifford A. Henricksen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    musicianinventor
    Biography

    Cliff Henricksen is a musician, inventor and audio technologist. He is self-taught as a musician with a graduate degree in mechanical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Throughout his career Cliff has found innovative ways to apply engineering basics to electro acoustics and to audio technology as it applies to music and in particular to live music performance. He has invented and engineered a wide variety of technologies and products well known in the world of professional audio. Today he balances work in audio and work as a performing musician.

  24. Mitch Epstein

    Mitch Epstein
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    photographerphotojournalistjournalistcinematographer
    Biography

    Mitchell Epstein is an American fine-art photographer, among the first to make significant use of color. His books include Property Rights (2021), In India (2021), Sunshine Hotel (2019), Rocks and Clouds (2018), New York Arbor, (2013) Berlin (2011); American Power (2009); Mitch Epstein: Work ( 2006); Recreation: American Photographs 1973-1988 (2005); and Family Business (2003), which won the 2004 Kraszna-Krausz Photography Book Award.

  25. Arnold Mindell

    Arnold Mindell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Enrolled in Union College
    In 1962 graduated with bachelor's degree
    Occupations
    writerpsychotherapistpsychologist
    Biography

    Arnold Mindell is an American author, therapist, and teacher in the fields of transpersonal psychology, body psychotherapy, social change, and spirituality. He is known for extending Jungian dream analysis to body symptoms, promoting ideas of ‘deep democracy,’ and interpreting concepts from physics and mathematics in psychological terms. Mindell is the founder of process oriented psychology, also called Process Work, a development of Jungian psychology influenced by Taoism, shamanism, and physics.

  26. Henry Schoolcraft

    Henry Schoolcraft
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1793-1864 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    anthropologistwritergeographerpoliticiangeologist
    Biography

    Henry Rowe Schoolcraft was an American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist, noted for his early studies of Native American cultures, as well as for his 1832 expedition to the source of the Mississippi River. He is also noted for his major six-volume study of Native Americans commissioned by Congress and published in the 1850s.

  27. Gordon Gould

    Gordon Gould
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1920-2005 (aged 85)
    Enrolled in Union College
    In 1941 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    physicistinventoruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Gordon Gould was an American physicist who is sometimes credited with the invention of the laser and the optical amplifier. (Credit for the invention of the laser is disputed, since Charles Townes and Arthur Schawlow were the first to publish the theory and Theodore Maiman was the first to build a working laser). Gould is best known for his thirty-year fight with the United States Patent and Trademark Office to obtain patents for the laser and related technologies. He also fought with laser manufacturers in court battles to enforce the patents he subsequently did obtain.

  28. Daniel Butterfield

    Daniel Butterfield
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1831-1901 (aged 70)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1849
    Occupations
    businesspersonmilitary officer
    Biography

    Daniel Adams Butterfield was a New York businessman, a Union General in the American Civil War, and Assistant U.S. Treasurer.

  29. Frederick W. Seward

    Frederick W. Seward
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1830-1915 (aged 85)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1849
    Occupations
    lawyerpoliticianeditor
    Biography

    Frederick William Seward was an American politician and member of the Republican Party who twice served as the Assistant Secretary of State. The son of United States Secretary of State William H. Seward, he served as Assistant Secretary from 1861 to 1869 under both Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson and then from 1877 to 1879 in the administration of Rutherford B. Hayes.

  30. Rich Templeton

    Rich Templeton
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in Union College
    In 1980 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    entrepreneurengineer
    Biography

    Richard K. Templeton, best known as Rich Templeton, is an American electrical engineer and business executive. He is chairman and chief executive officer of Texas Instruments.

  31. Robert P. Patterson

    Robert P. Patterson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1891-1952 (aged 61)
    Enrolled in Union College
    In 1912 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    lawyerjudgepolitician
    Biography

    Robert Porter Patterson Sr. was Under Secretary of War under US President Franklin D. Roosevelt and the US Secretary of War under President Harry S. Truman. He was a US Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit after he had been a District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

  32. Steven Zaloga

    Steven Zaloga
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1973
    Occupations
    military historianhistorianwriterweapon historian
    Biography

    Steven J. Zaloga is an American author and defense consultant. He received a bachelor's degree cum laude at Union College and a master's degree at Columbia University, both in history.

  33. Henry James, Sr

    Henry James, Sr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1811-1882 (aged 71)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1828-1830
    Occupations
    theologianphilosopheressayistwriter
    Biography

    Henry James Sr. was an American theologian, father of the philosopher William James, the novelist Henry James, and the diarist Alice James.

  34. William Elliot Griffis

    William Elliot Griffis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1843-1928 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    William Elliot Griffis was an American orientalist, Congregational minister, lecturer, and prolific author.

  35. David Markson

    David Markson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-2010 (aged 83)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1950
    Occupations
    novelistwriter
    Biography

    David Merrill Markson was an American novelist. He was the author of several postmodern novels, including Springer's Progress, Wittgenstein's Mistress, and Reader's Block. His final book, The Last Novel, published in 2007, was called "a real tour de force" by The New York Times.

  36. Martin Jay

    Martin Jay
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Enrolled in Union College
    In 1965 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    authorhistorianphilosopherwriter
    Biography

    Martin Evan Jay is an American intellectual historian whose research interests have connected history with other academic and intellectual activities, such as the critical theory of the Frankfurt School, social theory, cultural criticism, and historiography.

  37. Josh Jooris

    Josh Jooris
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Joshua Jooris is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing for Genève-Servette HC of the National League (NL). An undrafted player, Jooris signed with the Calgary Flames organization in 2013 after playing three seasons of college hockey for the Union College Dutchmen. He holds a Swiss player-license as he made his junior debut in Switzerland.

  38. Mark J. Bennett

    Mark J. Bennett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in Union College
    In 1976 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Mark Jeremy Bennett is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

  39. Daniel Carr

    Daniel Carr
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Daniel Carr is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who is currently playing under contract with HC Lugano of the National League (NL).

  40. John Howard Payne

    John Howard Payne
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1791-1852 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    diplomatstage actorwriterlyricistsongwriter
    Biography

    John Howard Payne was an American actor, poet, playwright, and author who had nearly two decades of a theatrical career and success in London. He is today most remembered as the creator of "Home! Sweet Home!", a song he wrote in 1822 that became widely popular in the United States and the English-speaking world. Its popularity was revived during the American Civil War, as troops on both sides embraced it.

  41. Fitz Hugh Ludlow

    Fitz Hugh Ludlow
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1836-1870 (aged 34)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1856
    Occupations
    authorautobiographerwriter
    Biography

    Fitz Hugh Ludlow, sometimes seen as Fitzhugh Ludlow, was an American author, journalist, and explorer; best known for his autobiographical book The Hasheesh Eater (1857).

  42. Joanna Stern

    Joanna Stern
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Enrolled in Union College
    2002-2006 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    journalistcolumnisteditor
    Biography

    Joanna Stern is an American technology journalist, best known for her videos and columns at The Wall Street Journal and technology news websites Engadget and The Verge. She became a personal technology columnist at The Wall Street Journal in 2014, as part of the team that replaced Walt Mossberg.

  43. Nikhil Srivastava

    Nikhil Srivastava
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    computer scientist
    Biography

    Nikhil Srivastava is an associate professor of Mathematics at University of California, Berkeley. In July 2014, he was named a recipient of the Pólya Prize with Adam Marcus and Daniel Spielman.

  44. Hannibal Goodwin

    Hannibal Goodwin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1822-1900 (aged 78)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1848
    Occupations
    photographerAnglican priestinventor
    Biography

    Hannibal Williston Goodwin, patented a method for making transparent, flexible roll film out of nitrocellulose film base, which was used in Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope, an early machine for viewing motion pictures.

  45. Sheldon Jackson

    Sheldon Jackson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1834-1909 (aged 75)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1855
    Occupations
    missionary
    Biography

    Sheldon Jackson was a Presbyterian minister, missionary, and political leader. During this career he travelled about one million miles (1.6 million km) and established more than one hundred missions and churches, mostly in the Western United States. He is best remembered for his extensive work in Colorado and the Alaska Territory, and for his efforts to suppress Native American languages.

  46. John Frederick Hartranft

    John Frederick Hartranft
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1830-1889 (aged 59)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1853
    Occupations
    military officerlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    John Frederick Hartranft was the United States military officer who read the death warrant to the individuals who were executed on July 7, 1865 for conspiring to assassinate American President Abraham Lincoln. Previously having achieved the rank of major general of the Union Army during the American Civil War, he had also been awarded the U.S. Medal of Honor for his actions in the First Battle of Bull Run.

  47. Kate White

    Kate White
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Enrolled in Union College
    In 1972 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    journalistnovelist
    Biography

    Kate White is an American author, magazine editor, and speaker. From 1998 to 2012, she served as the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan. She is the author of fourteen novels: eight books in the Bailey Weggins mystery series, including Such a Perfect Wife (May 2019), and six stand-alone psychological thrillers, including, most recently, Have You Seen Me? (April 2020). Kate has also written several non-fiction books with business advice for women, including The Gutsy Girl Handbook: Your Manifesto for Success, based on her groundbreaking bestseller Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead but Gutsy Girls Do, and I Shouldn't Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion, and Create the Career You Deserve. Her books have appeared on the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Best Seller lists. She is also the editor of The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook (March 2015).

  48. John Thompson Hoffman

    John Thompson Hoffman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1828-1888 (aged 60)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1846
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    John Thompson Hoffman was the 23rd Governor of New York (1869–72). He was also Recorder of New York City (1861–65) and the 78th Mayor of New York City (1866–68). Connections to the Tweed Ring ruined his political career, in spite of the absence of evidence to show personal involvement in corrupt activities. He is to date the last New York City mayor elected Governor of New York and the last elected to higher office.

  49. John Bigelow

    John Bigelow
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1817-1911 (aged 94)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1835
    Occupations
    diplomatjournalistlawyerwriter
    Biography

    John Bigelow Sr. was an American lawyer, statesman and a historian who edited the complete works of Benjamin Franklin.

  50. John S. Wold

    John S. Wold
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1916-2017 (aged 101)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1938
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    John Schiller Wold was an American business executive, philanthropist, World War II veteran, and Republican politician from Wyoming. He served a single term in the United States House of Representatives from 1969 to 1971. He was the first professional geologist to have served in Congress.

  51. Troy Grosenick

    Troy Grosenick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Troy Grosenick is an American ice hockey professional goaltender currently playing for the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL), while under contract to the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

  52. Jim Tedisco

    Jim Tedisco
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Enrolled in Union College
    In 1972 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    James Nicholas Tedisco is an American politician. Since 2017, he has been the New York State Senator for New York's 49th Senate District, which includes parts of Saratoga, Schenectady and Herkimer Counties and all of Fulton and Hamilton Counties.

  53. John W. Taylor

    John W. Taylor
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1784-1854 (aged 70)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1803
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerslaveholder
    Biography

    John W. Taylor was an early 19th-century U.S. politician from New York. He was the first speaker of the House of Representatives from the state.

  54. Ward Hunt

    Ward Hunt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1810-1886 (aged 76)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1828
    Occupations
    lawyerjudgepolitician
    Biography

    Ward Hunt was an American jurist and politician. He was Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals from 1868 to 1869, and an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1872 to 1882.

  55. Ira Harris

    Ira Harris
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1802-1875 (aged 73)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1824
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    Ira Harris was an American jurist and senator from New York. He was also a friend of Abraham Lincoln.

  56. John C. Spencer

    John C. Spencer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1788-1855 (aged 67)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1806
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudgeslaveholder
    Biography

    John Canfield Spencer was an American lawyer, politician, judge and United States Cabinet secretary in the administration of President John Tyler.

  57. Victor H. Fazio

    Victor H. Fazio
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-2022 (aged 80)
    Enrolled in Union College
    In 1965 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianlobbyist
    Biography

    Victor Herbert Fazio Jr. was an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives for California from 1979 to 1999.

  58. George Reid

    George Reid
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    film producerpoliticianjournalisttelevision producer
    Biography

    Sir George Reid is a Scottish politician and journalist who served as Presiding Officer of the Scottish Parliament from 2003 to 2007. A member of the Scottish National Party (SNP), he was a Member of the Scottish Parliament (MSP) for the Mid Scotland and Fife region from 1999 to 2003 and then for the Ochil constituency from 2003 to 2007. Reid was Member of Parliament (MP) for Clackmannan and East Stirlingshire from February 1974 to 1979.

  59. Henry A. Cooper

    Henry A. Cooper
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1850-1931 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Henry Allen Cooper was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.

  60. Robert Jefferson Breckinridge

    Robert Jefferson Breckinridge
    Years
    1800-1871 (aged 71)
    Enrolled in Union College
    In 1819 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianChristian ministerwriter
    Biography

    Robert Jefferson Breckinridge was a politician and Presbyterian minister. He was a member of the Breckinridge family of Kentucky, the son of Senator John Breckinridge.

  61. Franklin Henry Giddings

    Franklin Henry Giddings
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1855-1931 (aged 76)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1877
    Occupations
    economistsociologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Franklin Henry Giddings was an American sociologist and economist.

  62. Austin Blair

    Austin Blair
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1818-1894 (aged 76)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1839
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Austin Blair, also known as the Civil War Governor, was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan, serving as its 13th governor and in its House of Representatives and Senate as well as the U.S. Senate. He was known as a strong opponent of slavery and secession. He also led efforts to provide women and black citizens the right to vote. However, he simultaneously sought to ban capital punishment.

  63. Alexander H. Rice

    Alexander H. Rice
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1818-1895 (aged 77)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1840-1844
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Alexander Hamilton Rice was an American politician and businessman from Massachusetts. He served as Mayor of Boston from 1856 to 1857, a U.S. Congressman during the American Civil War, and as the 30th Governor of Massachusetts from 1876–78. He was part owner and president of Rice-Kendall, one of the nation's largest paper products distributors.

  64. Rufus W. Peckham

    Rufus W. Peckham
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1838-1909 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Rufus W. Peckham was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1895 to 1909, and is the most recent Democratic nominee approved by a Republican-majority Senate. He was known for his strong use of substantive due process to invalidate regulations of business and property. Peckham's namesake father was also a lawyer and judge, and a U.S. Representative. His older brother, Wheeler Hazard Peckham (1833–1905), was one of the lawyers who prosecuted William M. Tweed and a failed nominee to the Supreme Court.

  65. Daniel S. Lamont

    Daniel S. Lamont
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1851-1905 (aged 54)
    Occupations
    politiciansecretary
    Biography

    Daniel Scott Lamont was the United States Secretary of War during Grover Cleveland's second term.

  66. Randy Kuhl

    Randy Kuhl
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Enrolled in Union College
    In 1966 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    John Randolph Kuhl Jr. is an American Republican politician. He is a former member of the New York State Assembly, the New York State Senate, and the United States House of Representatives. Kuhl represented New York's 29th congressional district for two terms before being defeated for reelection by Eric Massa in 2008.

  67. John Livingstone Nevius

    John Livingstone Nevius
    Years
    1829-1893 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    missionarywriter
    Biography

    John Livingston Nevius was, for forty years an American Protestant missionary in China, appointed by the American Presbyterian Mission; his ideas on mission organization were also very important in the spread of the church in Korea. He wrote several books on the themes of Chinese religions, customs and social life, and missionary work.

  68. Francis Wayland

    Francis Wayland
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1796-1865 (aged 69)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1813
    Occupations
    theologianuniversity teacherwriter
    Biography

    Francis Wayland, was an American Baptist minister, educator and economist. He was president of Brown University and pastor of the First Baptist Church in America in Providence, Rhode Island. In Washington, D.C., Wayland Seminary was established in 1867, primarily to educate former slaves, and was named in his honor. (In 1899, Wayland Seminary merged with another school to become the current Virginia Union University, at Richmond, Virginia.)

  69. Squire Whipple

    Squire Whipple
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1804-1888 (aged 84)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1829-1830
    Occupations
    civil engineer
    Biography

    Squire Whipple was an American civil engineer.

  70. Charles Horton Peck

    Charles Horton Peck
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1833-1917 (aged 84)
    Enrolled in Union College
    1855-1859 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    botanistmycologist
    Biography

    Charles Horton Peck was an American mycologist of the 19th and early 20th centuries. He was the New York State Botanist from 1867 to 1915, a period in which he described over 2,700 species of North American fungi.

  71. Edmund Sears

    Edmund Sears
    Years
    1810-1876 (aged 66)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1834
    Occupations
    writerclergyman
    Biography

    Edmund Hamilton Sears was an American Unitarian parish minister and author who wrote a number of theological works influencing 19th-century liberal Protestants. Today, Sears is primarily known as the man who penned the words to "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear" in 1849. It has been sung to two tunes, one by Richard Storrs Willis and another adapted by Arthur Sullivan from a traditional English air.

  72. Joseph M. Carey

    Joseph M. Carey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1845-1924 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    politicianjudgelawyer
    Biography

    Joseph Maull Carey was an American lawyer, rancher, judge, and politician, who was active in Wyoming local, state, and federal politics.

  73. Preston King

    Preston King
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1806-1865 (aged 59)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1827
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Preston King was a United States Representative and Senator from New York.

  74. Weston E. Vivian

    Weston E. Vivian
    Years
    1924-2020 (aged 96)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Weston "Wes" Edward Vivian was an American politician from the state of Michigan.

  75. John Milton Gregory

    John Milton Gregory
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1822-1898 (aged 76)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1846
    Biography

    John Milton Gregory was an American educator and the first president (regent was his official title) of the University of Illinois, then known as Illinois Industrial University.

  76. Joseph E. Ransdell

    Joseph E. Ransdell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1858-1954 (aged 96)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1882
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Joseph Eugene Ransdell was an attorney and politician from Louisiana. Beginning in 1899, he was elected for seven consecutive terms as United States representative from Louisiana's 5th congressional district. He subsequently served for three terms in the United States Senate from Louisiana before being defeated in the 1930 Democratic primary for the seat by Governor Huey Long.

  77. Frank Stephen Baldwin

    Frank Stephen Baldwin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1838-1925 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    inventorcomputer scientist
    Biography

    Frank Stephen Baldwin was an American who invented a pinwheel calculator in 1875. He started the design of a new machine in 1905 and was able to finalize its design with the help of Jay R. Monroe who eventually bought the exclusive rights to the machine and started the Monroe Calculating Machine Company to manufacture it.

  78. Nathaniel P. Tallmadge

    Nathaniel P. Tallmadge
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1795-1864 (aged 69)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1815
    Occupations
    politicianwriterlawyer
    Biography

    Nathaniel Pitcher Tallmadge was an American lawyer and politician. He served two terms as United States Senator from New York (1833–1844) and was the 3rd Governor of the Wisconsin Territory (1844–1845).

  79. Alfred Sommer

    Alfred Sommer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Enrolled in Union College
    In 1963 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    epidemiologistophthalmologist
    Biography

    Alfred Sommer (born October 2, 1942) is a prominent American ophthalmologist and epidemiologist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research on vitamin A in the 1970s and 1980s revealed that dosing even mildly vitamin A deficient children with an inexpensive, large dose vitamin A capsule twice a year reduces child mortality by as much as 34 percent. The World Bank and the Copenhagen Consensus list vitamin A supplementation as one of the most cost-effective health interventions in the world.

  80. Allen Wright

    Allen Wright
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1826-1885 (aged 59)
    Enrolled in Union College
    In 1852 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    translatorBible translator
    Biography

    Allen Wright was Principal Chief of the Choctaw Republic from late 1866 to 1870. He had been ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1852 after graduating from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He was very active in the Choctaw government, holding several elected positions. He has been credited with the name Oklahoma (Choctaw word meaning "Home of the Red Man" in English) for the land that would become the state.

  81. George Wilbur Peck

    George Wilbur Peck
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1840-1916 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    politicianeditorwriter
    Biography

    George Wilbur Peck was an American writer and politician from Wisconsin. He served as the 17th Governor of Wisconsin and the 9th Mayor of Milwaukee.

  82. Augustus Schell

    Augustus Schell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1812-1884 (aged 72)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1830
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Augustus Schell was a New York politician and lawyer. He was Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1872 to 1876.

  83. Charles J. Jenkins

    Charles J. Jenkins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1805-1883 (aged 78)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1824
    Occupations
    lawyerpoliticianjudge
    Biography

    Charles Jones Jenkins was an American politician from Georgia.

  84. Charles Emory Smith

    Charles Emory Smith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1842-1908 (aged 66)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1861
    Occupations
    diplomatjournalistpoliticianeditor
    Biography

    Charles Emory Smith was an American journalist and political leader.

  85. Sidney Breese

    Sidney Breese
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1800-1878 (aged 78)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1816-1818
    Occupations
    politicianjudgelawyer
    Biography

    Sidney Breese, a lawyer, soldier, author and jurist born in New York, became an early Illinois pioneer and represented the state in the United States Senate as well as served as Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court and Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, and has been called "father of the Illinois Central Railroad".

  86. William James Stillman

    William James Stillman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1828-1901 (aged 73)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1848
    Occupations
    painterphotographerjournalistdiplomatwriter
    Biography

    William James Stillman was an American journalist, diplomat, author, historian, and photographer. Educated as an artist, Stillman subsequently converted to the profession of journalism, working primarily as a war correspondent in Crete and the Balkans, where he served as his own photographer. For a time, he also served as United States consul in Rome, and afterward in Crete during the Cretan insurrections. He helped to train the young Arthur Evans as a war correspondent in the Balkans, and remained a lifelong friend and confidant of Evans. Later in life, he seriously considered taking over the excavation at Knossos from Minos Kalokairinos, who had been stopped from further excavation by the Cretan Assembly; he was, however, prevented from pursuing that goal further by a failure to obtain a firman, or permission to excavate. Stillman wrote several books, one of which, his Autobiography of a Journalist, suggests that he viewed himself primarily as a writer.

  87. Alfred Lebbeus Loomis

    Alfred Lebbeus Loomis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1831-1895 (aged 64)
    Enrolled in Union College
    In 1856 graduated with Master of Arts
    Occupations
    physician
    Biography

    Alfred Lebbeus Loomis was an American physician who served as president of the Association of American Physicians.

  88. Charles Christopher Parry

    Charles Christopher Parry
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1823-1890 (aged 67)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1842
    Occupations
    botanistexplorermountaineer
    Biography

    Charles Christopher Parry was a British-American botanist and mountaineer.

  89. James A. Bayard, Jr

    James A. Bayard, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1799-1880 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    James Asheton Bayard Jr. was an American lawyer and politician from Delaware. He was a member of the Democratic Party and served as U.S. Senator from Delaware.

  90. Mulugeta Bekele

    Mulugeta Bekele
    Born in
    Ethiopia Flag Ethiopia
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Mulugeta Bekele is an Ethiopian scientist and academic. He is an associate Professor of Physics at Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia. He completed his PhD in Physics at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India in 1997. He has been awarded the Andrei Sakharov Prize by the American Physical Society (APS) "For tireless efforts in defense of human rights and freedom of expression and education anywhere in the world, and for inspiring students, colleagues and others to do the same." He is the president of Ethiopian Physical Society since October 1998 and an Associate Member of the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy since May 1999.

  91. Albert Smith White

    Albert Smith White
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1803-1864 (aged 61)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1822
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    Albert Smith White was a United States Senator from Indiana, a United States Representative from Indiana and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Indiana.

  92. Richard M. Blatchford

    Richard M. Blatchford
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1798-1875 (aged 77)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1815
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Richard Milford Blatchford was an attorney and political figure in New York City. A longtime political and legal associate of college classmate William H. Seward, Blatchford is most notable for his service in the New York State Assembly and as U.S. Minister to the State of the Church. He was also the father of Samuel Blatchford, who served as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

  93. Jennifer L. Lawless

    Jennifer L. Lawless
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    teacherpolitician
    Biography

    Jennifer L. Lawless serves as the Commonwealth Professor of Politics of the University of Virginia and a faculty affiliate of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, in addition to being a Non-Resident Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution.

  94. Jeremy Welsh

    Jeremy Welsh
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    ice hockey player
    Biography

    Jeremy Welsh is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre currently playing under contract with UK Elite Ice Hockey League (EIHL) side Nottingham Panthers. Welsh was most recently with Cracovia of the Polska Hokej Liga (PHL) and has formerly played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Carolina Hurricanes, Vancouver Canucks and St. Louis Blues.

  95. John Pettit

    John Pettit
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1807-1877 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    John Pettit was an American lawyer, jurist, and politician. A United States Representative and Senator from Indiana, he also served in the court systems of Indiana and Kansas.

  96. Warner Miller

    Warner Miller
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1838-1918 (aged 80)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1860
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Warner Miller was an American businessman and politician from Herkimer, New York. A Republican, he was most notable for his service as a U.S. Representative (1879-1881) and United States Senator (1881-1887).

  97. George Washington Gale

    George Washington Gale
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1789-1861 (aged 72)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1814
    Occupations
    clergymaneducator
    Biography

    George Washington Gale was a Presbyterian minister who founded the Oneida Institute of Science and Industry.

  98. John Williamson Nevin

    John Williamson Nevin
    Years
    1803-1886 (aged 83)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1821
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    John Williamson Nevin, was an American theologian and educationalist. He was born in the Cumberland Valley, near Shippensburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. He was the father of noted sculptor and poet Blanche Nevin.

  99. Edward P. Allis

    Edward P. Allis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1824-1889 (aged 65)
    Enrolled in Union College
    Studied in 1845
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Edward Phelps Allis was an American businessman who founded the Edward P. Allis Company, a manufacturer of milling and mining equipment, steam engines, and other large-scale capital equipment. He was a notable ideologue in the Greenback Movement, running for governor of Wisconsin as a candidate of the Greenback Party. About a decade after his death, his company merged with others to form the Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Company. In 1883, Allis was elected a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

  100. Julius Hawley Seelye

    Julius Hawley Seelye
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1824-1895 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    politicianuniversity teachermissionarywriter
    Biography

    Julius Hawley Seelye was a missionary, author, United States Representative, and former president of Amherst College. The system of Latin honors in use at many universities worldwide is said to have been created by him.