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This is a list of notable
alumni of , an American private research university located in Lehigh University Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Academia [ edit ]
David A. Bader ( BSCompE, 1990; MSEE, 1991), professor at Georgia Tech
Anthony G. Collins ( D.Eng. Civil Eng., 1982), President, Clarkson University.
Peter D. Feaver, ( BA, 1983) member of the National Security Council in the Clinton and Bush administrations and professor at Duke University.
James D. Foley ( BSEE, 1964), professor at Georgia Tech
Kenneth French ( Mech. E., 1976), Finance Department Chairman, Dartmouth College, President, American Finance Association
Robert L. Ketter, former president of the University of Buffalo
Robert J. Nemiroff (1987), Professor of physics at Michigan Technological University and cofounder of Astronomy Picture of the Day and Astrophysics Source Code Library
Walter C. Pitman, III (1956) Professor emeritus at Columbia University, expert on sea floor spreading.
Herman Schneider (1894) President of the University of Cincinnati and key developer of the concept of cooperative education
James E. Talmage ( Geology, 1884), former president of the University of Utah, author, and LDS apostle
Paul Torgersen, (B.S. Industrial Engr., 1953), former president of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Business [ edit ]
William Amelio ( BS Chem. Eng., 1979), CEO of Lenovo
Tom Bayer, member of the board of directors of the Reserve Bank of Vanuatu [1 ]
William Butterworth, President and Chairman of the Board, John Deere and Company
Jack Dreyfus (1934), founder of the Dreyfus Fund Vincent Forlenza (1975), Chairman and CEO,
Eugene Grace (1899), former president of Bethlehem Steel
Richard Hayne ( BA Anthropology 1969), co-founder of Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People
Marc Holtzman (1982), Vice-Chairman Barclays Capital
Lee Iacocca ( Industrial Eng. 1945, Hon D.Eng. 1965), former chairman of Chrysler Corporation
Kevin J. Kennedy (1978), CEO of Avaya
Lennart S. Lindegren (1965), Vice Chair, Price Waterhouse
John E. McGlade, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Air Products & Chemicals
Edward Avery McIlhenny (1896), CEO of McIlhenny Company, makers of Tabasco sauce
James Ward Packard ( Mech. E., 1884), co-founder of Packard Motor Company
John R. Patrick ( BS Electrical Engineering, 1967), former IBM vice president
Joseph R. Perella ( BS Business & Economics 1964), former chairman of Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley.
Paul Zane Pilzer ( BA Journalism 1974), economist
Tsai Shengbai (1919), President of Mayar Silk Mills and developer of the modern silk industry in China Richard Rinella (1995), Co-Founder and Co-CEO,
Robert Zoellner (1932-2014; BS 1954), investor and stamp collector who was the second person to have assembled a complete collection of United States postage stamps, Zoellner was the benefactor of the school's Zoellner Arts Center. [2 ]
Entertainment [ edit ]
Tracy Byrnes (1993), TV Business Reporter on Fox Business News. [3 ]
Jim Davidson (1985), actor, television show . Pacific Blue
Don Most (1972), actor, . Happy Days
Andrea Tantaros (2001), political contributor on Fox News Channel. [4 ]
Maria Jacquemetton ( BA English, 1983), Emmy, Golden Globe, Writer's Guild of America, and Peabody award winning writer and supervising producer of TV show Mad Men.
Irwin Young ( BS Industrial Engineering, 1950), Academy award winning producer of Alambrista and Nothing But a Man.
Geoffrey Ciani ( BA Political Science, 1998), independent filmmaker.
Claire Byrne ( BA Theater), actress.
Lori Murphy ( BA 1990), actress, producer, and director.
Robert Riley ( BA Theater, 2003), actor.
Cicero Salmon III (2003), actor.
Joe Praino, Comedian, with the nickname of "No Chill" this co-host of the "Dirty Sports" and "Kooks of Comedy" podcasts, owns a fantastic beard, and will be throwing out the first pitch at a New York Mets game on June 26th
Dick Berg (1942), screenwriter.
Louis Clyde Stoumen (1939), Academy award winning director and producer.
Robert Stahl, author of You're No Good To Me Dead:Behind Japanese Lines in the Philippines.
Paul Guilfoyle, (1972), actor "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
Journalism & Literature [ edit ]
Martin Baron (1976) Editor of The Washington Post, former editor of The Boston Globe
Richard Harding Davis (1886), war correspondent, journalist and writer of fiction and drama.
Michael Golden (1971) Publisher, The International Herald Tribune, and Vice-Chairman, The New York Times Company
William P. Gottlieb ( BS Business & Economics, 1939), Jazz author and photographer.
Edwin Lefèvre (1893), Journalist, one of the first specializing in business coverage.
Russell Lee (1925) Photojournalist
Michael Smerconish ( BA Government, 1984), author and radio commentator.
Les Whitten ( BA English & Journalism, 1950), investigative reporter and novelist.
William E. Coles, Jr. ( BA English, 1953), novelist and professor.
Serdar Özkan ( BA Business Administration & Psychology), novelist.
Erika Liodice ( BS Business & Economics, 2003), novelist.
Len Roberts ( PhD English, 1976), poet, translator, and professor.
Robert Gibb ( MA English, 1976), poet, short-story writer, essayist, critic, editor, and professor.
David A. Randall (English, 1928) Book dealer and librarian.
Medicine [ edit ]
Military [ edit ]
Peter Bayer, USA (1984). Maj.
Ralph Cheli, USAAF (1941), awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for valor in World War II. Rear Adm. Colin Kilrain,
USN (1982), US Navy SEAL, anti-terrorism expert, and Military Attache to Mexico. [5 ] Maj.
David M. Peterson, (1915), Fighter Ace with the Lafayette Escadrille and US Army Air Service credited with 6 victories. Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross twice. [6 ] Brig Gen
Edwin H. Simmons USMC, (1942) veteran of the Battle of Chosin Reservoir and USMC Chief Historian Capt.
Frank "Chuck" Spinney, USAFR, (BS Mech. Eng, 1967) military analyst. Gen.
John H. Tilelli, Jr. USA (MBA 1972) Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army
Politics [ edit ]
Pongpol Adireksarn (1964), Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand.
William David Blakeslee Ainey, United States Congressman.
Ali Al-Naimi ( BS Geology) (1962), Saudi Arabia Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources and Chairman of Aramco.
Richard Rahul Verma ( BS Industrial Engineering,1990), United States Ambassador to India.
Carville Benson (1890), United States Congressman.
William A. Collins, state representative and four term mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut from 1977 to 1981 and from 1983 to 1987
Geoff Diehl (1992), Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
Charlie Dent ( MPA, 1993), United States Congressman.
Manuel V. Domenech (1888), Mayor of Ponce, Puerto Rico and Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Lori Ehrlich (1985), Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
Peter D. Feaver, ( BA, 1983), member of the National Security Council in the Clinton and Bush administrations and professor at Duke University.
Robert L. Freeman, ( MA History, 1984), member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. [7 ]
Walter O. Hoffecker (1877) US House of Representatives
Robert A. Hurley (1917), 73rd Governor of Connecticut
Leonard Lance ( BA, 1974), US House of Representatives, 2008-, NJ-7 GOP.
Norton Lewis Lichtenwalner, US House of Representatives
Jennifer Mann (1991) Member and Majority Caucus Secretary of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Robert Martin ( MA History, 1971), New Jersey State Senator.
Paul F. McHale, Jr. ( BA Government, 1972), Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and former United States Congressman.
Sal Panto Jr. (Master's 1980), Mayor of Easton, Pennsylvania
Rufus King Polk (1887) US House of Representatives
Donald L. Ritter ( BS Metallurgy, 1961), United States Congressman from the Fifteenth District, PA from 1979–1993.
Richard Schmierer (1974) United States Ambassador to Oman
David Sidikman (1956) New York State Assemblyman
Donald William Snyder (MBA 1976), Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives 1981–2000 and Majority Whip. [8 ]
Edward J. Stack (1931) US House of Representatives
Guy Talarico (B.S.), member of the New Jersey General Assembly. [9 ]
Francis E. Walter (1916) US House of Representatives
Pulitzer Prize winners [ edit ]
Science & Engineering [ edit ]
Ali Al-Naimi ( BS Geology, 1962), CEO, Saudi Aramco, formerly Arabian American Oil Company, 1984–1995, Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Saudi Arabia, 1995–present.
Walter C. Bachman (1933) Noted authority on ship propulsion and Chief Engineer at Gibbs & Cox
John-David F. Bartoe ( BS Physics 1966), Space Shuttle Astronaut and ISS Research manager for NASA.
Stephen James Benkovic (1960), Noted Chemist
William Bowie (C.E. 1895), noted Geodetic Engineer; Bowie Seamount is named after him.
Morris Llewellyn Cooke, ( BS Mech. E., 1895), known for his rural electrification efforts in the U.S. during the 1920s and 1930s.
Paul Corkum ( PhD Theoretical Physics, 1972), attosecond physics and laser science
Albert P. Crary ( MS Physics), Antarctic Explorer
Philip Drinker, ( Chem Eng., 1917), co-inventor of the world's first modern respirator. [10 ] Lt. Col.
Terry Hart, USAF ( BS Mech. E., 1968, Hon. D.Eng., 1988), NASA Space Shuttle astronaut.
Lester Hogan, ( PhD Physics 1950), Microwave and semiconductor pioneer.
Bill Maloney (1980), Mine drilling expert and participant in the Plan B rescue of miners during the 2010 Chilean mine disaster.
Daniel McFarlan Moore (1889), Inventor of the Moore Light, predecessor to the Neon and fluorescent lamp.
William S. Murray (1895), expert in electrical power generation and electrification of railroads
Jesse W. Reno, ( BS Mech Eng., 1883) builder of the world's first escalator.
Robert Serber ( BS Engineering Physics, 1930), physicist who participated in the Manhattan Project.
Lewis B. Stillwell (1885) Expert on electrical distribution, President of the IEEE and 1935 winner of the IEEE Edison Medal.
John M. Thome (1870) Director of the Argentine National Observatory (today Observatorio Astronómico de Córdoba)
Richard Hawley Tucker ( BS Civil Eng., 1887), astronomer, Tucker Crater on the Moon is named after him.
Claude Allen Porter Turner ( BS Civil Eng., 1890), developed many early reinforced concrete techniques.
John Texter (1949), American engineer known for his work in applied dispersion technology and small particle science,
Aneesh Varma (2006), Co-founder of FabriQate known for work in customer behavior prediction algorithms.
J. Lamar Worzel (1941), geophysicist and oceanographer
Zhou Ming-Zhen, Chinese paleontologist, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, recipient of the Romer-Simpson Medal.
Gary G. Lash (MS, PhD 1980) American geologist known for Marcellus Shale calculations, 2011 Foreign Policy Top 100 Global Thinkers.
Joe Alleva (1975,1976G), athletics director at Louisiana State University. He was formerly the athletics director at Duke University. [11 ]
Rabih Abdullah (1998), former NFL running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears, and New England Patriots.
Craig Anderson, (1960) former MLB pitcher for the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals.
Paul Hartzell (1976), former MLB pitcher. Most notably for the California Angels, Minnesota Twins, and Baltimore Orioles.
Lon Babby (1973) President of Phoenix Suns
Adam Bergen (2004), National Football League tight end for Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys.
Snooks Dowd, Lehigh football star in 1918 and Major League Baseball player.
John Fitch ( BS Civil Eng., 1938), Winner of Mille Miglia and Argentine Grand Prix. [12 ]
Bill Hoffman, American football player
Al Holbert ( Mech. E. 1968), Five-time IMSA GT Champion and member of International Motorsports Hall of Fame.
John Hill, (1972), former National Football League Center for the New York Giants and New Orleans Saints
Jarrod Johnson (1991), former National Football League Center/Offensive Guard for the Pittsburgh Steelers and San Diego Chargers
Tim Mayer, (1991), Motorsports Organizer & Official. COO IMSA and ALMS, ACCUS, FIA Former CART official.
Matt McBride, Major League Baseball outfielder for the Colorado Rockies
C.J. McCollum NBA. Led Lehigh to victory over Duke. First Lehigh player selected in the NBA Draft.
Kim McQuilken, (1973) Lehigh football player and a former quarterback in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins.
Rich Owens, (1994), former National Football League defensive end for the Washington Redskins, Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks.
Vincent "Pat" Pazzetti (1912), Lehigh Quarterback elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1961 and General Manager of Bethlehem Steel's Bethlehem plant.
Roger Penske (1959), NASCAR and IRL team owner and Member of International Motorsports Hall of Fame.
Will Rackley (2011) National Football League offensive guard for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Julius Seligson (1930), NCAA and ITA National Tennis Champion, Member, ITA Hall of Fame.
Scott Semptimphelter, football player
Lake Underwood, ( Mech. E.), sports car racer.
Bobby Weaver, (1981) gold medal winner, wrestling, 1984 Summer Olympics.
Finn Wentworth (1980), former owner, New Jersey Nets and President YankeeNets.
Adam Williamson (2005), MLS soccer player for the New England Revolution.
Timur Chernykh (2014), Led Lehigh to first ever tennis patriot league championship in 2013 and is known as "the Russian legend".
Ben Gilman (2015), hauled in more than 100 wins in singles and doubles on the Men's Tennis Team, becoming one of the winningest players to ever step foot on the Ulrich Tennis Courts.
Sociology [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Going Worldwide from Vanuatu". . Winter 2001. Archived from Global Custodian the original on 2001-12-26 . Retrieved . 2013-12-14
^ Staff. "Robert E. Zoellner ’54 dies at age 82", Lehigh University, December 31, 2014. Accessed December 31, 2014. "Zoellner, who graduated from Lehigh in 1954 with bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and engineering physics and later served as a Lehigh trustee, was a lifelong supporter of the university. In the early 1990s, he and his wife Victoria committed $6 million to establish the Zoellner Arts Center, a 105,000-square-foot performing arts venue on the Asa Packer campus that brought measurable change to the university and provides students and the surrounding community with unique opportunities for learning, performing and the visual arts."
^ Anchors & Reporters
^ On Air Personalities
^ Official Pennsylvania House of Representatives Profile
^ "Donald William Snyder (Republican)". Official Pennsylvania House of Representatives Profile. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Archived from the original on February 1, 2000.
^ Assemblyman Guy F. Talarico, New Jersey Legislature, backed up by the Internet Archive as of February 25, 1998. Accessed June 13, 2010.
^ Distinguished Alumni