List of Fordham University people

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This is a list of notable alumni of Fordham University, a United States university in New York.

Art and Literature[edit]

Business[edit]

Education[edit]

Musicians and Composers[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

Law, politics, and public service[edit]

See also, List of Fordham University School of Law alumni

Media and communications[edit]

Science and technology[edit]

Sports[edit]

Former presidents[edit]

  1. Cardinal John McCloskey 1841–43
  2. Most Rev. James Roosevelt Bayley 1844-46
  3. Rev. Augustus J. Thebaud, S.J. 1846-51 and 1859–63
  4. Rev. John Larkin, S.J. 1851-54
  5. Rev. Remigius I. Tellier, S.J. 1854-59
  6. Rev. Edward Doucet, S.J. 1863-65
  7. Rev. William Moylan, S.J. 1865-68
  8. Rev. Joseph Shea, S.J. 1868-74
  9. Rev. William Gockeln, S.J. 1874-82
  10. Rev. Patrick F. Dealy, S.J. 1882-85
  11. Rev. Thomas F. Campbell, S.J. 1885-88 and 1896–1900
  12. Rev. John Scully, S.J. 1888-91
  13. Rev. Thomas Gannon, S.J. 1891-96
  14. Rev. George A. Pettit, S.J. 1900-04
  15. Most Rev. John J. Collins, S.J. 1904-06
  16. Rev. Daniel J. Quinn, S.J. 1906-11
  17. Rev. Thomas J. McCluskey, S.J. 1911-15
  18. Rev. Joseph A. Mulry, S.J. 1915-19
  19. Rev. Edward P. Tivnan, S.J. 1919-24
  20. Rev. William J. Duane, S.J. 1924-30
  21. Rev. Aloysius J. Hogan, S.J. 1930-36
  22. Rev. Robert I. Gannon, S.J. 1936-49
  23. Rev. Laurence J. McGinley, S.J. 1949-63
  24. Rev. Vincent T. O'Keefe, S.J. 1963-65
  25. Rev. Leo J. McLaughlin, S.J. 1965-69
  26. Rev. Michael P. Walsh, S.J. 1969-72
  27. Rev. James C. Finlay, S.J. 1972-84
  28. Rev. Joseph A. O'Hare, S.J. 1984-2003
  29. Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J. 2003–present


* Denotes alumni who have earned a Fordham University School of Law degree only.

+ Denotes alumni who have earned a Fordham Law degree in addition to a Fordham undergraduate degree.

Commencement Speakers 1941–present[9]

  1. 2014 Tino Martinez former-NY Yankee[10]
  2. 2013 Richard Engel NBC News Correspondent
  3. 2012 John Brennan Deputy National Security Advisor; now CIA Director
  4. 2011 Brian Williams NBC Anchor
  5. 2010 Mary McAleese President of Ireland
  6. 2009 Tom Brokaw
  7. 2008 Charlie Rose
  8. 2007 Willie Randolph
  9. 2006 Chris Matthews, Host of MSNBC'S Hardball
  10. 2005 John Sexton, New York University President
  11. 2004 Tim Russert, NBC's Meet the Press
  12. 2003 Ted Koppel, ABC Nightline
  13. 2002 Gerald Levin, Former CEO AOL Time Warner
  14. 2001 Bill Cosby, Actor, Comedian, best-selling author, educator
  15. 2000 Vin Scully, Hall of Fame Broadcaster, Los Angeles Dodgers
  16. 1999 George Mitchell, Former US Senator/ David Copperfield Magician
  17. 1998 Judge Joseph McLaughlin, former dean of Fordham's School of Law,
  18. 1997 Mary Higgins Clark
  19. 1996 Rev. Joseph O'Hare President of Fordham
  20. 1995 Mary Robinson President of Ireland
  21. 1994 Jonathan Kozol Author Savage Inequalities
  22. 1993 Peter Steinfels NY Times Religion Editor
  23. 1992 Dr. John Brademas, former Congressman, president emeritus of New York University,
  24. 1991 Marion Wright Edelman Children’s Defense Fund
  25. 1990 William P Ford Rights Activist (Jesuit Killings in El Salvador)
  26. 1989 Fr Tim Healy President of Georgetown
  27. 1988 Charles Osgood
  28. 1987 Senator Alphonse D'Amato
  29. 1986 Robert Hayes Founder Coalition for the Homeless
  30. 1985 Mario Cuomo Governor of NY
  31. 1984 Rev. James Finlay President of Fordham
  32. 1983 Felix G. Rohatyn
  33. 1982 Seamus Heaney Poet
  34. 1981 Paulo Evaristo Cardinal Arns, Archbishop of São Paulo
  35. 1980 Patricia Harris Secretary of Health and Human Services
  36. 1979 Zbigniew Brzezinski National Security Advisor
  37. 1978 Alan Alda
  38. 1977 Thomas A Murphy Chairman General Motors
  39. 1976 Governor Hugh Carey
  40. 1975 Judge William Hughes Mulligan
  41. 1974 Governor Malcolm Wilson
  42. 1973 Dr Ernest Boyer Chancellor State University of New York
  43. 1972 Kurt Waldheim UN Secretary General
  44. 1971 James Hester President of NYU
  45. 1970 Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan
  46. 1969 Sen. Ted Kennedy
  47. 1968 Leo McGlaughlin (Eulogy and mass for Bobby Kennedy)
  48. 1967 Sen Robert F Kennedy
  49. 1966 Rev. Vincent T O'Keefe President of Fordham
  50. 1965 Vice President Hubert Humphrey
  51. 1964 Francis Cardinal Spellman
  52. 1963 Sargent Shriver
  53. 1962 Teodoro Moscoso Alliance for Progress
  54. 1961 Joseph W McGovern FU Law Professor and member NYS Board of Regents
  55. 1960 Dr Charles H Malik President UN General Assembly
  56. 1959 Cardinal Cushing
  57. 1958 W.A. Harriman Governor of NY
  58. 1957 Rev. Laurence McGinley
  59. 1956 Rev Laurence McGinley
  60. 1955 Rev Laurence McGinley
  61. 1954 Robert D Murphy Deputy Under Secretary of State
  62. 1953 Rev Laurence McGinley
  63. 1952 Msgr John Middleton education secretary Arch of NY
  64. 1951 Rev Laurence McGinley
  65. 1950 Rev Laurence McGinley
  66. 1949 Rev Laurence McGinley
  67. 1948 Rev Robert Gannon
  68. 1947 Msgr Ferdinand Vandry Director of Laval University
  69. 1946 Gov Thomas Dewey (President Truman received an honorary degree and gave an address but it was not at June Commencement. It was in May)
  70. 1945 Major General Sir Walter Maxwell Scott
  71. 1944 Rev Robert Gannon
  72. 1943 Rev Robert Gannon
  73. 1942 Rev Robert Gannon
  74. 1941 Bishop J Francis McIntyre

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