30 Notable alumni of
Widener University

Widener University is 1338th in the world, 480th in North America, and 452nd in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 30 notable alumni from Widener University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Cecil B. DeMille

    Cecil B. DeMille
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1881-1959 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    film producerfilm directorfilm editorscreenwriterplaywright
    Biography

    Cecil Blount DeMille was an American film director, producer and actor. Between 1914 and 1958, he made 70 features, both silent and sound films. He is acknowledged as a founding father of the American cinema and the most commercially successful producer-director in film history. His films were distinguished by their epic scale and by his cinematic showmanship. His silent films included social dramas, comedies, Westerns, farces, morality plays, and historical pageants. He was an active Freemason and member of Prince of Orange Lodge #16 in New York City.

  2. Louis Comfort Tiffany

    Louis Comfort Tiffany
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1848-1933 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    artistpainterphotographerdesignerinterior designer
    Biography

    Louis Comfort Tiffany was an American artist and designer who worked in the decorative arts and is best known for his work in stained glass. He is the American artist most associated with the Art Nouveau and Aesthetic movements. He was affiliated with a prestigious collaborative of designers known as the Associated Artists, which included Lockwood de Forest, Candace Wheeler, and Samuel Colman. Tiffany designed stained glass windows and lamps, glass mosaics, blown glass, ceramics, jewellery, enamels, and metalwork. He was the first design director at his family company, Tiffany & Co., founded by his father Charles Lewis Tiffany.

  3. Burton Hill Mustin

    Burton Hill Mustin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1884-1977 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorstage actor
    Biography

    Burton Hill "Burt" Mustin was an American character actor. Over the course of his career, he appeared in over 150 film and television productions. He also worked in radio and appeared in stage productions.

  4. Donald F. McGahn II

    Donald F. McGahn II
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Donald Francis McGahn II is an American lawyer who served as White House Counsel for U.S. President Donald Trump, from the day of Trump's inauguration through October 17, 2018, when McGahn resigned. Previously, McGahn served on the Federal Election Commission for over five years. In November 2019, McGahn received a court order to testify before the U.S House of Representatives. In August 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled 7–2 that the House can sue him to comply.

  5. Madeleine Dean

    Madeleine Dean
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Madeleine Dean Cunnane is an American lawyer and politician serving as the U.S. representative for Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district. The district includes almost all of Montgomery County, a suburban county north of Philadelphia. Before being elected to Congress, Dean was a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, representing the 153rd district in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

  6. Pat Quinn

    Pat Quinn
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1943-2014 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    ice hockey playerlawyer
    Biography

    John Brian Patrick Quinn, was a Canadian ice hockey player, head coach, and executive. Known by the nickname "The Big Irishman", he coached for the National Hockey League's Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Edmonton Oilers, reaching the Stanley Cup Finals twice, with the Flyers in 1980 and the Canucks in 1994. Internationally, Quinn coached Team Canada to gold medals at the 2002 Winter Olympics, 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships and 2009 World Junior Championship, as well as World Cup championship in 2004.

  7. Patrick Murphy

    Patrick Murphy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Enrolled in Widener University
    In 1999 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerteacher
    Biography

    Patrick Joseph Murphy is an American politician and attorney who served as the 32nd United States Under Secretary of the Army. He was the first veteran of the Iraq War to be elected to the United States House of Representatives, representing Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district from 2007 to 2011. Murphy is a former anchor of Taking the Hill on MSNBC. Murphy is currently a Senior Managing Director at Ankura Consulting in Philadelphia and the Distinguished Chair of Innovation at the United States Military Academy.

  8. Phil Martelli

    Phil Martelli
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    Philip Martelli Sr. is an American college basketball coach, currently the associate head coach for the Michigan Wolverines and the former head coach of the St. Joseph's Hawks. He led Saint Joseph's to seven NCAA Tournaments and six NIT appearances in 24 seasons as head coach.

  9. Sylvanus Morley

    Sylvanus Morley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1883-1948 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    anthropologistarchaeologistepigrapherhistorian
    Biography

    Sylvanus Griswold Morley was an American archaeologist and epigrapher who studied the pre-Columbian Maya civilization in the early 20th century. Morley led extensive excavations of the Maya site of Chichen Itza on behalf of the Carnegie Institution and published several large compilations and treatises on Maya hieroglyphic writing. He also wrote popular accounts on the Maya for a general audience.

  10. Eugene DePasquale

    Eugene DePasquale
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Eugenio Anthony DePasquale is an American Democratic politician who served as the Pennsylvania Auditor General from 2013 to 2021. From 2007 to 2013, he served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing the York County-based 95th district. He was the Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district in the 2020 election. Shortly after his loss he filed to run for the same district in 2022.

  11. Dan Borislow

    Dan Borislow
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-2014 (aged 53)
    Occupations
    inventorentrepreneur
    Biography

    Daniel Marc Borislow was an American entrepreneur, sports team owner, inventor, and thoroughbred horse breeder. Borislow was born and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and attended Widener University. In 1989, he founded Tel-Save, Inc. to resell access to AT&T long-distance lines. Borislow took the company public in 1995, and two years later brokered a $100 million deal with AOL at the "Cafe Europa." In early 1998, Tel-Save had sales of $300 million and was valued by Wall Street investors at $2 billion. However, due to the financial strain of paying off the AOL deal, Tel-Save lost $221 million in 1999, and Borislow sold his stock for approximately $300 million and retired.

  12. Bill Stern

    Bill Stern
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1907-1971 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    actortelevision presenter
    Biography

    Bill Stern was an American actor and sportscaster who announced the nation's first remote sports broadcast and the first telecast of a baseball game. In 1984, Stern was part of the American Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame's inaugural class which included sportscasting legends Red Barber, Don Dunphy, Ted Husing and Graham McNamee. He was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame (1988) and has a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

  13. Bryan Cutler

    Bryan Cutler
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Bryan Dean Cutler is an American politician who is the Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. A Republican, Cutler represents the 100th legislative district of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He was first elected in 2006, defeating incumbent Gibson C. Armstrong. He is the Republican Majority Leader, having been elected after the 2018 elections. He became Speaker on June 22, 2020 after the resignation of Mike Turzai.

  14. Jon D. Fox

    Jon D. Fox
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-2018 (aged 71)
    Enrolled in Widener University
    In 1975 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary officerlawyerlecturer
    Biography

    Jon D. Fox was an American Republican politician. He served as a member of Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1985 to 1992 before being elected to the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners (1992-1995). His final political role was as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania between 1995 and 1999.

  15. Brian Tierney

    Brian Tierney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    business executive
    Biography

    Brian P. Tierney is an American advertising and public relations executive and former publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Born in Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania, Tierney is chief executive officer of Brian Communications, which he founded in 2010, and RealTime Media, which he bought from the previous owners with the help of the venture firm, New Spring Capital. Brian Communications' clients include Independence Blue Cross, Aramark, Widener University, The Newspaper Association of America, Republic Bank and Amerihealth.. The company handled media relations for Pope Francis' 2015 visit to Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Orchestra's bankruptcy in 2011...Tierney has advised CEOs and leaders of Fortune 500 companies including Exelon (NYSE: EXC), Commerce Bank (now TD Bank, NYSE: TD), Marriott (NYSE: MAR), IBM (NYSE IBM), Deloitte and ARAMARK. He serves on the Board of Directors for NutriSystem (NASDAQ: NTRI), Republic Bank (NASDAQ: FRBK) and is also Chairman of the foundation for the Poynter Institute, which supports outstanding journalism for a strong democracy. Tierney is an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has presented at the Milken Institute Global Conference, Columbia University School of Journalism as well as international newspaper and media conferences in the Middle East and Australia. He has appeared on the BBC, NPR, CNBC, CBS, ABC and FOX.. Before founding Brian Communications, Tierney created Tierney Communications, one of the largest and most successful public relations and advertising firms in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which he sold in 1999 and left in 2003 when it employed more than 200..

  16. Cyrus Tang

    Cyrus Tang
    Years
    1930-2018 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Cyrus Tang was a Chinese American businessman and philanthropist who had holdings across a wide array of industries, including steel, aluminum, technology, and life sciences.

  17. Carolyn Comitta

    Carolyn Comitta
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Carolyn Comitta is an American politician, educator and financial officer. She is a member of the Democratic Party, currently serving in the Pennsylvania State Senate representing the 19th district. Previously, Comitta was the first woman to serve as Mayor of West Chester, the seat of Chester County, Pennsylvania, and served two terms in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives representing the 156th district.

  18. Ericka Hart

    Ericka Hart
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    modelsex educatoractivistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Ericka Hart is an American sex educator, model, and professor.

  19. John H. Tilelli, Jr

    John H. Tilelli, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    John Harold Tilelli Jr. is a retired United States Army four-star general who served as Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1994 to 1995; Commanding General, United States Army Forces Command from 1995 to 1996; and Commander in Chief, United Nations Command/Commander in Chief, ROK/United States Combined Forces Command/Commander, United States Forces Korea from 1996 to 1999. He retired from the United States Army on January 31, 2000 and later worked for the USO and The Aerospace Corporation.

  20. Richard Alloway

    Richard Alloway
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Richard Alloway II is an American politician and lawyer. He is a former Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate. He was elected to fill the seat of retiring senator Terry Punt.

  21. Truxtun Beale

    Truxtun Beale
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1856-1936 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Truxtun Beale was an American diplomat.

  22. Charles B. Ward

    Charles B. Ward
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1879-1946 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Charles Bonnell Ward was a U.S. Representative from New York.

  23. John H. Carrington

    John H. Carrington
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-2017 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    John Hunter Carrington was an American politician. Republican former member of the North Carolina General Assembly who long represented the state's fifteenth Senate district, including constituents in Wake county. He headed a major company in the evidence-collection and security business.

  24. Charles F. B. Price

    Charles F. B. Price
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1881-1954 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Charles Frederick Berthold Price was a Lieutenant General of the United States Marine Corps, who saw service during Cuban Pacification, Spanish–American War, World War I and World War II.

  25. Irving J. Carr

    Irving J. Carr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1875-1963 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Irving J. Carr was a major general in the United States Army.

  26. Eugene C. Lewis

    Eugene C. Lewis
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1845-1917 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Major Eugene Castner Lewis was an American engineer and businessman. He served as the chairman of the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway from 1900 to 1917. As a civic leader, he helped develop Shelby Park and Centennial Park, including the Parthenon, as well as Union Station.

  27. Michael A. Brown

    Michael A. Brown
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Michael Arrington Brown is a politician in Washington, D.C. In 2008, he was elected an at-large member of the Council of the District of Columbia, and he served one four-year term.

  28. Jesse Matlack Baker

    Jesse Matlack Baker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1854-1913 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jesse Matlack Baker was an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for Delaware County from 1889 to 1892 and the Pennsylvania State Senate for the 9th district from 1893 to 1897.

  29. Benjamin P. Ablao, Jr

    Benjamin P. Ablao, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    film director
    Biography

    Benjamin James Perez Ablao Jr. is an independent (indie film) filmmaker and actor from the United States. He is the founder of B.P.A. Productions Group, Inc., a registered corporation with the State of Delaware. Not limited to any one particular genre, he has produced award-winning films ranging from comedy to drama to artistic to horror.

  30. Kathleen Hetherington

    Kathleen Hetherington
    Biography

    Kathleen Carey Hetherington is an American academic administrator. She was president of Howard Community College from 2007 to 2021.