Notable Northwestern Alumni

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notable alumni


From nineteenth-century politician William Jennings Bryan to Miss America 1998 Kate Shindle, alumni of Northwestern University have achieved prominence in many fields of endeavor. The men and women featured in this exhibit represent a small sampling of Northwestern alums who have made their names in the areas of law and government, journalism, sports, science, finance and the arts. Exhibit prepared by Melinda Kwedar and the staff of the University Archives.







Michael Bakalis Claude Akins Otto Graham Howard Hanson Joan Beck Saul Bellow
George Ball Ann- Margret Kenesaw Landis Sheldon Harnick Georgie Anne Geyer Angela Jackson
William Jennings Bryan Richard Benjamin Brent Musburger Ardis Krainik Chester Gould Charles H. Mayo
Cardiss Collins Edgar Bergen Fred Williamson Sherrill Milnes Walter Kerr Daniel Hale Williams
Elbert Gary Cindy Crawford     Irv Kupcinet  
Karen DeCrow Charlton Heston     Laura Washington  
Arthur Goldberg Cloris Leachman        
Frank O. Lowden Shelley Long        
Catherine McCullough Garry Marshall        
George McGovern Patricia Neal        
Dawn Clark Netsch Tony Randall        
Adlai Stevenson Daphne Maxwell Reid        
James Thompson David Schwimmer        
Harold Washington Katherine Shindle        
  McLean Stevenson        
  Peter Strauss        
  Jacquelyn Mayer Townsend        

updated November 3, 2008