List of Oberlin College and Conservatory people

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This list of Oberlin College and Conservatory People contains links to Wikipedia articles about notable alumni of and other people connected to Oberlin College, including the Conservatory of Music.

Notable alumni[edit]

Nobel laureates[edit]

Pulitzer Prize[edit]

Academy, Grammy, Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe awards[edit]

  • Mark Boal (1995), screenwriter, recipient of two Academy Awards (Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay for The Hurt Locker (2009))[10]
  • Lena Dunham (2008), recipient of the 2013 Golden Globe Awards for Best TV Series - Music or Comedy, and Best Actress in a TV Series, the HBO series Girls

MacArthur Fellows[edit]

The following alumni are fellows of the MacArthur Fellows Program from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. As this is an interdisciplinary award, they are listed here in addition to their listing in their field of accomplishment.

Academia[edit]

Business[edit]

Government[edit]

Horatio McClean Jones, class of 1849, later Territorial Supreme Court Justice for the Territory of Nevada, 1861-1863, and Circuit Court Judge in St. Louis, MO 1870-1876. Reference Oberlin Alumni Magazine, October, 1906,page 52, Online Nevada Encyclopedia, Horatio McClean Jones

Premiers[edit]

Legislators[edit]

Mayors[edit]

Executive council[edit]

Diplomats[edit]

  • Kenneth J. Fairfax (1977), ambassador to Kazakhstan (July 2011 – present)
  • John Mercer Langston (1849), U.S. Congressman representing Virginia's 4th Congressional District; US minister to Haiti under president Rutherford B. Hayes
  • Steven Robert Mann (1973), ambassador to Republic of Turkmenistan (1998-2001)
  • Edwin O. Reischauer (1931) Ambassador to Japan, 1961–1966
  • Marcie Berman Ries (1972), US ambassador to Bulgaria (October 1, 2012 – present)
  • Carl Rowan (1947), US ambassador to Finland (1963), deputy assistant Secretary of State under president John F. Kennedy, director of US Information Agency under president Lyndon Johnson
  • John S. Service (1931) Foreign Service Officer, China Hand
  • Durham Stevens (1871), assassinated diplomat to Japan
  • Tsiang Tingfu (1918), ambassador from Republic of China to Russia (1936-1938), United Nations (1947-1962), and USA (1962-1965)

Other[edit]

  • Tom Balmer (1974), Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court
  • Lee Fisher (1973), former Lieutenant Governor and former Attorney General of Ohio
  • Ruth A. Parmelee (1907), Christian missionary
  • Todd Portune (1980), Former member of Cincinnati City Council (1993-2000); current (2013) Hamilton County Commissioner (2001–)
  • Marc J. Staley (1968), survey-level amateur astronomer, astronomy popularizer
  • Sylvia Williams (1957), former museum director for National Museum of African Art at Smithsonian Institution and pioneer in African art history

Activists[edit]

Journalism[edit]

Broadcast media[edit]

Print & online[edit]

Literature[edit]

See also: Pulitzer Prize

Visual & Performing arts[edit]

Film and television[edit]

Stage theater[edit]

Music[edit]

Visual Arts[edit]

Religion[edit]

Science[edit]

See also:Nobel laureates

Notable faculty[edit]

Humanities[edit]

History[edit]

Literature[edit]

Philosophy[edit]

Theology[edit]

Visual art and Performance[edit]

Social science[edit]

Anthropology[edit]

Economics[edit]

Sociology[edit]

Natural science[edit]

Physics[edit]

Geology[edit]

Environmental Science[edit]

Music[edit]

Composition[edit]

Music theory[edit]

Voice[edit]

Administration[edit]

Presidents[edit]

Athletics[edit]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ Michael Emerson Dirda (Winter 2009–2010). "Dirda On Dirda". Oberlin Alumni Magazine. 
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  10. ^ "Mark Boal". IMDb.com,. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
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  37. ^ "John Wesley Powell - Major, United States Army". Retrieved 4 November 2013. "...in 1857 began a course of study at Oberlin College, Ohio. Among his studies there was botany, and in this class Powell at last discovered himself and his true vocation - the investigation of natural science. He became an enthusiastic botanist and searched the woods and swamps around Oberlin with the same zeal and thoroughness which always characterised his work. He made an almost complete herbarium of the flora of the county, organising the class into a club to assist in its collection." 
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