Friday, July 16, 2004

Famous History Majors

I've been compiling this list all summer and here is what I've found so far:

v George W. Bush, President of the United States
v Franklin D. Roosevelt (d. 1945), Former President of the United States
v Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court Justice
v Martha Stewart, Television Personality
v Katharine Hepburn (d. 2003), Actress - African Queen, On Golden Pond
v Bill Bradley, Former U.S. Senator and NBA Player for Knicks
v Bill O’Reilly, Fox News Anchor
v Prince Edward, 3rd Son of Queen Elizabeth of England
v Max Cleland, Former U.S. Senator for Georgia
v Newt Gingrich, Former U.S. Congressman for Georgia
v Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Track and Field Athlete
v Michel Palin, Actor – Monty Python, A Fish Called Wanda
v Edward Norton, Actor - People v. Larry Flynt, American History X
v Stockard Channing, Actress - Grease, West Wing, Matthew Shepard Story
v Chris Berman, ESPN Sports Broadcaster
v Charles Krault (d. 1997), CBS News Broadcaster
v Adlai Stevenson (d. 1965), Governor of Illinois, Presidential Candidate 1952
v W.E.B. DuBois (d. 1963), Co-founder of the NAACP
v Christa McAuliffe (d. 1986), Teacher - Died in Challenger Explosion
v Carly S. Fiorina, President and CEO of Hewlett-Packard
v Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Special Assistant to President John F. Kennedy
v Adonal Foyle, NBA Player for Golden State Warriors
v Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Author and Director of W.E.B. DuBois Institute
v Vartan Gregorian, President Carnegie Corporation
v Adam Katz, Sports Agent for Mo Vaughn and Sammy Sosa
v Eric Kandel, Nobel Prize Winner in Physiology
v James Kilts, President and CEO Gillette Corporation
v Wade Goodwyn, National Affairs Reporter for NPR
v Richard S. Braddock, Board of Directors for Eastman Kodak Company
v Harry Pelz, President of Recycle America Alliance
v Johanes Maliza, Soccer Players for San Jose Earthquakes
v Johnathan Reese, NFL Europe Player for Admirals

Bethel College also lists some famous history majors, but I haven't had time yet to check out their authenticity. Some I am almost certain are wrong - like Woodrow Wilson. While you might be able to claim that Wilson was a historian or taught history, I don't think he majored in history. I'm pretty sure it was political science or government that was his major. But once I've checked out the claims, I'll add them to my list as well.

3 comments:

E.Serrano said...

Hello! I want to compile a list of famous history majors too! but your list is far longer.

The ones I have are Conan O'Brien, Jeneane Garofalo, and Sacha Baron Cohen.

Thanks for the post.

History is the greatest major in college EVER!

Anonymous said...

Sam Palmisano, the CEO of IBM, also was a history major (Johns Hopkins)

Anonymous said...

Larry David too!