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In Government

 

Joe Biden, Former VP of the US

Joe Biden (VP of the U.S.)
Gordon Brown (PM of Britain)
George W. Bush (43rd President of the U.S.)
Newt Gringrich (50th Speaker of the House of Representatives)
 
 
 
 
 
 

Joe Biden (VP of the U.S.)
Gordon Brown (PM of Britain)
George W. Bush (43rd President of the U.S.)
Newt Gringrich (50th Speaker of the House of Representatives)
 
 
 
 
 

Joe Biden, Former VP of the US


Joe Biden (VP of the U.S.)
Gordon Brown (PM of Britain)
George W. Bush (43rd President of the U.S.)
Newt Gringrich (50th Speaker of the House of Representatives)
Eric Holder (Attorney General of the U.S.)

Elena Kagan (Supreme Court Justice of the U.S.)
Richard Nixon (37th President of the U.S.)
Samantha Power (US Ambassador to the UN)
Franklin D. Roosevelt (32nd President of the U.S.)
Sonia Sotomayor (Supreme Court Justice of the U.S.)

 


  • Joe Biden (VP of the U.S.)
  • Gordon Brown (PM of Britain)
  • George W. Bush (43rd President of the U.S.)
  • Newt Gringrich (50th Speaker of the House of Representatives)
  • Eric Holder (Attorney General of the U.S.)

  • Elena Kagan (Supreme Court Justice of the U.S.)
  • Richard Nixon (37th President of the U.S.)
  • Samantha Power (US Ambassador to the UN)
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt (32nd President of the U.S.)
  • Sonia Sotomayor (Supreme Court Justice of the U.S.)

Joe Biden, Former VP of the US

Joe Biden, former Vice President of the United States

In Business


      • Donna Dubinsky (CEO of Palm, Co-founder of Handspring and Numenta)
      • Carly Fiorina (CEO of Hewlett-Packard)
      • Richard B. Fisher (Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley)
      • Chris Hughes (Co-founder of Facebook)
      • Samuel J. Palmisano (President and CEO of IBM)

    • Jim Rogers (Co-founder of the Quantum Fund, Creator of the Rogers International Commodities Index)
    • Ben Silverman (Co-chairman of NBC Entertainment and NBC Universal Television Studio)
    • Martha Stewart (Businesswoman and Television Personality)
    • Sir Howard Stringer (Chairman and CEO of Sony Corporation)

In the Media


  • Wolf Blitzer (CNN News Anchor)
  • David Brancaccio (Host of NPR's Marketplace)
  • Malcolm Gladwell (Author, Journalist, and Staff Writer for the New Yorker)
  • Seymour Hersh (Investigative Journalist and Political Writer)

  • Tony Horwitz, (Journalist, Author, and Pulitzer Prize Recipient)
  • Andrés Martinez (Journalist and Author)
  • Bill O'Reilly, (Political Commentator)
  • Ray Suarez (Broadcast Journalist, PBS Evening News)

In Entertainment


    • Ellen Barkin (Actress)
    • Sacha Baron Cohen (Actor and Comedian)
    • Jimmy Buffett (Musician and Entrepreneur)
    • Steve Carell (Actor and Comedian)
    • Julia Child (Chef, Cookbook Author, and Television Personality)

  • Janeane Garofalo (Actress and Comedian)
  • Katharine Hepburn (Academy Award-Winning Actress)
  • Errol Morris (Documentary Filmmaker)
  • Conan O'Brien (Comedian and Television Talk Show Host)

 

In Literature


    • Magali García Ramis (Novelist and Short Story Writer)
    • Sharon Kay Penman (Historical Novelist)
    • Annie Proulx (Novelist and Short Story Writer)

    • Ayn Rand (Writer and Philosopher)
    • Gail Z. Martin (Fantasy Writer)

 

 

Public Figures


  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Professional Basketball Player)
  • Chelsea Clinton (Author, Public Health Advocate)
  • W.E.B. Du Bois (Sociologist, Writer, Political Activist)
  • Kevin Fagan (Cartoonist, "Drabble" Creator)
  • Drew Gilpin Faust (Harvard University President)
  • Grant Hill (Professional Basketball Player)

    • Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Olympic Medalist)
    • Naruhito (Emperor of Japan)
    • Josh Sawyer (Video Game Designer)
    • Flo Steinberg (Independent Comic Books Publisher)
    • Frank Stella (Artist)

 

 

Sources: 

University of Illinois, Department of History
The Ohio State University, Department of History
The American Historical Association