List of Columbia University alumni

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This is a sorted list of notable persons who are alumni of Columbia University, New York City. For further listing of notable Columbians see: Notable alumni at Columbia College of Columbia University; Columbia University School of General Studies; Barnard College; Columbia Law School; Columbia Business School; Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism; Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; Columbia University Graduate School of Education (Teachers College); Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science; Columbia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences; Columbia University School of the Arts; and the School of International and Public Affairs. The following lists are incomplete.

Politics, military and law[edit]

See also: Notable alumni of Columbia Law School (Government, Legal academia), Columbia College of Columbia University (Political and diplomatic figures, Legal and judicial figures, Military leaders), School of International and Public Affairs, List of Barnard College people (Political and judicial figures). This partial list does not include all of the numerous Columbia alumni who have served as the heads of foreign governments, in the U.S. Presidential Cabinet, the U.S. Executive branch of government, the Federal Courts, or as U.S. Senators, U.S. Congresspersons, Governors, diplomats, mayors (or other notable local officials), or as prominent members of the legal profession or the military.

Governors[edit]

Cabinet members and presidential advisors[edit]

Solicitors general[edit]

Supreme Court justices[edit]

Judges[edit]

See also: Notable alumni of Columbia Law School (Federal judges and State government) and Columbia College of Columbia University (Legal and judicial figures) for additional listing of more than 69 federal judge positions and 20 state supreme court justices (total more than 79 federal and 28 state judgeships)

Legislators[edit]

See also: Notable alumni of Columbia Law School (Legislative branch) and Columbia College of Columbia University (United States Political figures) for additional listing of more than 25 U.S. Senators and more than 65 U.S. Congresspersons (total of more than 40 senators and more than 95 congresspersons)

Diplomats[edit]

See also: Notable alumni of Columbia Law School (Diplomats), Columbia College of Columbia University (United States Diplomatic figures), School of International and Public Affairs for separate listing of more than 40 diplomats

Soldiers[edit]

{Captain John R. Bierer (Gray Ghost), Airborne/Ranger, 173rd Abn Bde, (Silver Star, Bronze Star, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, PH); Battle of Dak To, Hill 875, Tet Offensive) Who's Who's in Education; Columbia Alumni.}

Attorneys[edit]

See also: Notable alumni of Columbia Law School (Miscellaneous U.S. government; Non-U.S. government; State government; and Private legal practice) for separate listing of more than 120 attorneys in U.S. government service, non-U.S. government service, state government, and private practice

Mayors[edit]

See also: Notable alumni of Columbia College of Columbia University (United States Political figures) and Columbia Law School (City government) for additional listing of 15 mayors

Commentators[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Spies (or alleged)[edit]

Other[edit]

Business[edit]

See also: Notable alumni of Columbia Business School, Columbia Law School (Business and Philanthropy), Columbia College of Columbia University (Businesspeople), List of Barnard College people (Businesswomen) for separate listing of more than 100 businesspersons

Religion and ministry[edit]

See also: Notable alumni of Columbia College of Columbia University (Religious figures) for separate listing of 10 religious figures

Arts and literature[edit]

See also: Notable alumni of Columbia College of Columbia University (Artists and architects; and Writers), List of Barnard College people (Artists) and (Writers), and Columbia Law School (Arts and Letters) for separate listing of more than 100 architects, artists, and writers

Performing arts[edit]

See also: Notable alumni of Columbia College of Columbia University (Actors; Musicians, composers, lyricists; Playwrights, screenwriters, and directors), List of Barnard College people (Actresses and performers) and (Musicians, singers, and composers), Columbia University School of the Arts

Journalism[edit]

See also: Notable alumni of Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia College of Columbia University (Journalism and media figures; and Publishers), List of Barnard College people (Journalists), and Columbia Law School (Journalists) for separate listing of more than 175 journalists, media figures, and publishers

National Book Awards[edit]

Pulitzer prizes[edit]

Science and technology[edit]

See also: Notable alumni of Columbia College of Columbia University (Scientists and inventors) and List of Barnard College people (Academics and scientists) for additional listing of 15 scientists and inventors

Richard Gitlin (Eng. Sc.D., 1969) National Academy of Engineering and co-inventor of DSL

Astronauts and aviators[edit]

Academics and theorists[edit]

See also: above at Nobel Laureates (Alumni) for separate listing of 39 academics and theorists, Notable alumni at Columbia College of Columbia University (Academicians), Columbia Law School (Academia: University presidents and Legal Academia), List of Barnard College people (Academics and scientists), and Columbia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (Economists-Natural Scientists, Social Scientists) for separate listing of more than 163 academics and theorists

Sports[edit]

Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax

Activists[edit]

See also: notable alumni of Columbia Law School (Activism) and Columbia College (Miscellaneous) for a separate listing of more than 50 activist

References[edit]

  1. ^ Halbfinger, David M. "Man in the News; Flexibility in Victory; James Edward McGreevey", The New York Times, November 7, 2001. Accessed December 4, 2007. "He spent three semesters at Catholic University in Washington before transferring to Columbia University, where he majored in political science and graduated in 1978."
  2. ^ via Associated Press. "Joseph F. Finnegan, Ex-Director Of U.S. Mediation Service, Dies; Lawyer Held Federal Post From 1955 to 1961, Then Headed State Board", The New York Times, February 13, 1964. Accessed July 9, 2009.
  3. ^ De Witt Clinton Flanagan, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed September 5, 2007.
  4. ^ Lord, Richard (2009-09-11). "Patricia Robinson passes away". Trinidad and Tobago Guardian. Retrieved 2009-10-07. 
  5. ^ Fox, Margalit (2012-12-18). "Mary Griggs Burke, Japanese Art Connoisseur, Dies at 96". New York Times. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 
  6. ^ The Times obituary of Jim Carroll; 15 September 2009
  7. ^ http://www.pulitzer.org/biography/2011-Feature-Writing
  8. ^ http://www.pulitzer.org/biography/2010-National-Reporting
  9. ^ Pearce, Jeremy. "Dr. Ira B. Black, 64, Leader in New Jersey Stem Cell Effort, Dies", The New York Times, January 12, 2006. Accessed August 13, 2009.
  10. ^ Ross Registry
  11. ^ Burkhart, Ford. "Aaron D. Wyner, 58; Helped Speed Data Around the Globe", The New York Times, October 13, 1997. Accessed November 9, 2007.