List of University of Tennessee people

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The following is a list of people associated with the University of Tennessee system in all its campuses. The list does not include personnel associated with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Politics and law[edit]

Education[edit]

Actors, directors, and entertainers[edit]

Artists and musicians[edit]

Authors[edit]

Business and economy[edit]

Military[edit]

Athletics and sportscasters[edit]

Journalists and newscasters[edit]

Rhodes Scholars[edit]

  • Bernadotte E. Schmitt, Merton College, B.A 1908. M.A 1913. Distinguished professor, largely at Western Reserve University (1910-1925), and the University of Chicago (1925-1946). When Schmitt retired from Chicago, he held the Andrew MacLeish Distinguished Service Professorship of Modern History.He held a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1927, was elected President of the American Historical Association in 1960, and was named to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.Served briefly in World War I as a 2nd Lieutenant of Field Artillery, and during World War II, he acted as a special consultant on history in the Department of State's Division of Research and Publications and its Division of Historical Policy Research.[130]
  • Matthew Glenn Smith, Hertford College, B.A. 1914. Served in WW l as Captain of Coast Artillery in France. Following discharge in 1918, went on to a prominent legal career in Texas.[130]
  • Arthur Preston Whitaker, Awarded Rhodes Scholarship in 1917 but prevented from actualizing it by WW l. Graduated from Harvard University with an M.A in 1917 and a Ph.D. in 1924.Distinguished academic career as a professor at Amherst, Vanderbilt, New York University, Cornell, Princeton, and the University of Pennsylvania. At Penn he held the first chair in Latin American History in 1936. During WW ll, he served as a consultant to the State Department on Latin America.[130]
  • William Everett Derryberry, St. John's College, B.A 1932 M.A 1940. At Oxford, he captained the St. John's tennis team, was a member of the university's international championship lacrosse team, and played doubles at Wimbledon. Went on to a distinguished 34-year academic career as president of Tennessee Technological University, where he oversaw the transformation of the school from a campus of a few acres and a few buildings with 700 students and 31 faculty members to a university comprising six colleges and schools on 235 acres of property with a student body of close to 7,000 and a faculty of more than 350.[130]
  • Nancy-Ann Min DeParle, Balliol College, B.A. 1981 M.A 1986. Graduated from Harvard Law School in 1983 with a J.D Degree. Went on to serve in the cabinet of Tennessee Governor Ned McWherter, sit on several corporate boards, and most recently served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy under President Obama and Director of White House Office of Healthcare Reform.[130]
  • Jennfier Santoro, DPhil. 1999[130]
  • Lindsay E. Lee, MSc. 2014[131]

Nobel laureates[edit]

  • James Buchanan, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Economic Science; received an M.S. degree from UT in 1941[132]
  • Peter C. Doherty, faculty member in the UT Health Science Center in Memphis

Pulitzer Prize[edit]

  • John Netherland Heiskell, was publisher and editor of the Arkansas Gazette from 1902 to 1972. Under his leadership, the Gazette won a Pulitzer Prize for meritorious public service. 1893 graduate of the University of Tennessee.[133]
  • Owen Davis, an 1889 graduate, won the Pulitzer Prize for his play Icebound in 1923.[134]
  • Cormac McCarthy, novelist who attended University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 1951-1952 and 1957-1960. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for The Road.[135]
  • Edward Osborne Wilson, who attended University of Tennessee from 1950-1951, won two Pulitzer Prizes for nonfiction for his books On Human Nature (1979) and The Ants (1991).[136][137]
  • John Noble Wilfordhas won two Pulitzer Prizes for national reporting. He is science correspondent for the New York Times and founder of the paper’s weekly science section. 1955 graduate of the University of Tennessee.[138]
  • Ron Kirksey, 1970 graduate of the University of Tennessee, won the Pulitzer prize for public service journalism in 1994 as part of a team at the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal.[139]
  • John M. Hightower, who attended the University of Tennessee 1927-1929. He won a Pulitzer while at the Associated Press for International Reporting in 1951. [140]
  • Bernadotte E. Schmitt, who earned a bachelor of arts at the University of Tennessee in 1902, earned a Pulitzer in History in 1931 for his book The Coming of the War, 1914 (1930).[141]

Science and technology[edit]

Astronauts[edit]

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