New York University; Government, International Organizations, & Others

by Sylviastel | created - 24 Sep 2014 | updated - 25 Sep 2014 | Public

Sir Harold Acton; major benefactor; donated the Villa La Pietra Campus to NYU.

Ruth Balser; Ph.D; Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives 1998-present.

Elmer Holmes Bobst; major benefactor; namesake of the Elmer Holmes Bobst Library.

Charles Butler; Council President; 1835.

Eugene Chien; GSAS Ph.D. 1973, Foreign Minister of Taiwan.

Roberto De Oliveira Campos; postgraduate study; Brazilian politician, legislator, and Brazilian ambassador to US and UK.

Richard Campagna; MA; Libertarian party VP candidate.

Bryan Chao; MA; Ambassador to Djibouti.

Sripati Chandrasekhar; GSAS Ph.D. 1944; Indian Minister of Health & Family Planning under Indira Gandhi.

Dae-Whan Chang; GSAS Ph.D. 1987, MA 1985; Prime Minister designate of South Korea.

Demos Chiang; Stern BS; Great grandson of Chiang Kai-Shek.

Clay Constantinou; Law LL.M. 1986, US Ambassador to Luxembourg.

Doris Ling Cohan; Law JD 1979, Judge, NY State Supreme Court.

Stavros Dimas; GSAS MA 1969, European Commissioner for the Environment.

William Henry Draper Jr; GSAS MA 1917, Under Secretary of War and the Army.

Juan Carlos Echeverry; GSAS Ph.D. 1996, Finance Minister of Colombia.

Robert Patrick John Finn; MA; US Ambassador to Afghanistan.

Albert Gallatin; NYU founder; Secretary of Treasury under Thomas Jefferson.

Guillermo Endara Galimany; postgraduate work law; President of Panama 1989-1994.

John William Gilbert; Secretary of State for Transportation; Secretary of State for Defense.

Camillo Gonsalves; BsC in Global Affairs; Permanent Representative of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations (2007-present).

Seth Harris; Law JD 1990; US Depart of Labor, Deputy Secretary of Labor 2009-present; US Department of Labor, Counselor to the Secretary, 1993-2000.

Muhammad Hassanein; GSAS MA 1966; Minister of Finance, Arab Republic of Egypt.

Heather M. Hodges; MA; US Ambassador to Moldova.

Teresa P. Hughes; MA: California State Senator.

Lazarus Joseph; Law 1912; NY State Senator (21st District 1934-1944, 24th district 1945) and Comptroller of NYC (1946-1954).

Martin Kimmel; major benefactor; namesake of the Kimmel Center for Student Life.

Samuel Levy: U. City of NY 1894 BS; Manhattan Borough President (1931-1937).

Morgan Lewis; one of the NYU founders; NY Governoer 1804-1807.

Ivan Lozowy; Law JD 1986; Founder of the Institute for Statehood and Democracy in Ukraine.

Ying Jeou Ma; Law LL.M. 1976; President of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Elvin McCary; NYU graduate; member of both houses of Alabama State Legislature and real estate businessman from Anniston, Alabama, died in 1981.

Anne Firth Murray; GSAS Economics; Founder, Global Fund for Women.

Romulus Neagu; GSAS MA; Member of the Romanian Parliament, Ambassador.

Gonzalo Parra Aranguren; Law LL.M. 1952; Judge for the International Court of Justice.

John F. Pierce; Stern; Governor of the Central Bank in Trinidad & Tobago.

Louis Romano; Ed.D.; Member of the NJ General Assembly.

Adam Shapiro; GSAS MA: Co-Founder of International Solidary Movement.

David Steinman; CAS BA 1962; Chairman of JINSA.

Park Yong Sung; Stern MBA; Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce.

Queen Sylvia of Buganda; BA 1985; Queen consort of Buganda, the traditional kingdom in Uganda.

Samuel Pierce; Law LL.M. 1952;US Secretary of Housing & Urban Development.

Clifford Sobel; Stern BS 1972; US Ambassador to the Netherlands.

Ekwow Spio-Garbrah; Stern Graduate Studies; Minister of Communication, Ambassador to US of the Republic of Ghana.

Michael Steinhardt; major benefactor; namesake of the School of Culture, Education and Human Development.

Leonard N. Stern; major benefactor; namesake of the School of Business.

Christopher A. Thomas; GSAS MA International Relations; Chairman, Inter-American Economic Council.

Richard V. Thomas; NYU Masters of Laws; Member of the Wyoming Supreme Court, 1974-2001.

Samuel J. Tilden; Law 1838-1841, Honorary LL.D. 1867; NY Governor.

Preston Tisch; major benefactor; namesake of the School of the Arts.

Theodore Trautwein; Judge.

Rodney Vandergert; NYU Masters of Laws; Permanent Secretary of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for Sri Lanka.

Artemio L. Vergel De Dios; NYU MS in Banking & Finance in 1940; Founder of the JCI Philippines & JCI Manila.

James Lopez Watson; BA 1947; Judge for the US Court of International Trade.

Ernst Joseph Walch; Law MCJ 1981; Minister of Foreign Affairs.

John White; Masters degree in Public Administration; Louisiana State Superintendent of Education since 2012.

Edwin D. Williamson; Law JD 1964; Director of the White House Office of Government Ethics.

Barbara Wright; MA nursing education; Member of the NJ General Assembly.

Benjamin H. Wu; BA 1985; Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce.

Mary Carlin Yates; MA Ph.D.; US Ambassador to Ghana.

1. Lamar Alexander

Self | Hee Haw

Lamar Alexander was born on July 3, 1940 in Maryville, Tennessee, USA as Andrew Lamar Alexander. He has been married to Leslee "Honey" Buhler since January 4, 1969. They have four children.

Law 1965 JD; US Secretary of Education, US Senator from Tennessee.

2. Gloria Allred

Actress | Rat Race

Gloria Allred was born on July 3, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Gloria Rachel Bloom. She is an actress, known for Rat Race (2001), John Q (2002) and Race (2008). She was previously married to William Allred and Peyton Huddleston Bray, Jr.

GSAS MA 1971.

Law JD 1968; executive director of UNICEF.

4. Michael Benjamin

Self | The Daily Show

A former NY state legislator turned thought-leader, corruption crusher, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. An OpEd columnist w/ the NY Post and City & State NY.

Media consultant at SHARE NY, a membership-based organization promoting safe, affordable & reliable nuclear ...

BA 1992; US Senate candidate.

5. David Boies

Producer | Gold

David Boies was born on March 11, 1941 in Sycamore, Illinois, USA. He is a producer and legal representative, known for Gold (2016), Midnight Sun (2018) and Cops.

Law LL.M. 1967; lawyer, US v. Miscrosoft, Bush v. Gore.

6. Cristina de Borbón

Self | Corazón de...

Cristina de Borbón was born on June 13, 1965 in Madrid, Madrid, Spain. She has been married to Iñaki Urdangarín since October 4, 1997. They have four children.

GSAS MA 1991; Princess of Spain.

Law JD 1960; Judge for the International Court of Justice 2000-present.

GSAS Ph.D.; Secretary of Defense Taiwain 1990-1993; President of the Control Yuan.

9. Chelsea Clinton

Producer | Of Many

Chelsea Clinton was born on February 27, 1980 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA as Chelsea Victoria Clinton. She is a producer, known for Of Many (2014), If I Could Tell You Just One Thing and Gutsy Women. She has been married to Marc Mezvinsky since July 31, 2010. They have three children.

Wagner Ph.D. student 2010-present. former First Daughter, daughter of Bill Clington and Hilary Rodham Clinton, spouse of Marc Mezvinsky.

10. William Donohue

Self | Impact

William Donohue was born on July 18, 1947 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.

GSAS Ph.D. 1980, President of Catholic League.

Law LL.M. 1969, JSD 1971; Judge for the International Court of Justice.

12. Mohamed el Baradei

Self | The Robert MacNeil Report

Mohamed el Baradei was born on June 17, 1942 in Cairo, Egypt.

Law LL.M. 1967, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (1997-present).

13. Mark Everson

Self | Courting Des Moines

IRS Commissioner (May 2003-May 2007).

GSAS MS 1977; US Commissioner of Internal Revenue.

Law JD; President of the Anti-Defamation League.

15. Louis Freeh

Self | 60 Minutes

Was a federal judge before becoming FBI director.

Law LL.M. 1984; Director of the FBI 1993-2001.

16. Rudy Giuliani

Actor | Anger Management

Rudolph W. Giuliani is considered by history to be one of the most successful mayors of New York City, a job many political pundits consider the hardest job in the U.S. He certainly was the greatest mayor in the history of the Big Apple since the great Fiorello LaGuardia. However, he proved an ...

Law JD 1968; Mayor of New York City 1994-2001.

17. Nancy Grace

Actress | Midnight Special

Nancy Grace was born on October 23, 1959 in Macon, Georgia, USA as Nancy Ann Grace. She is a producer and actress, known for Midnight Special (2016), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Hancock (2008). She has been married to David Linch since April 21, 2007. They have two children.

Law LL.M.

18. John Grenier

Self | Crashing the Party

John Grenier was born on August 24, 1930 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as John Edward Grenier. He was married to Stella Kontos and Lynne Youmans. He died on November 6, 2007 in Houston, Texas, USA.

Taxation LL.M. 1955; Republican Party Chairman, Birmingham Lawyer.

19. Dorothy Height

Self | Glenn & Linus Michael Attend the Million Man March

Dorothy Height was born on March 24, 1912 in Richmond, Virginia, USA as Dorothy Irene Height. She died on April 20, 2010 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA.

ARTS BA; GSAS MA 1930.; American civil and women's rights activist.

20. T.J. Jemison

Self | Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson

T.J. Jemison was born on August 1, 1918 in Selma, Alabama, USA as Theodore Judson Jemison. He died on November 15, 2013 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.

postgraduate study; President of the National Baptist Convention from 1982- 1994.

21. Meir Kahane

Self | Lahav Hatzui

Meir Kahane was born on August 1, 1932 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Meir David Kahane. He died on November 5, 1990 in New York City, New York.

GSAS MA 1957; leader of the Kach Political Party in the Israeli Knesset.

22. Judith Kaye

Self | Growing Up Barnard

Judith Kaye was born on August 4, 1938 in Monticello, New York, USA as Judith Ann Smith. She was married to Stephen Rackow Kaye. She died on January 7, 2016 in Manhattan, New York.

Law LL.B. 1958; Chief Judge of NY Court of Appeals.

23. Raymond W. Kelly

Self | Fallen Heroes in America

Raymond W. Kelly has been married to Veronica Kelly since 1963. They have two children.

Law LL.M.; NY Police Commissioner, Under the Secretary of Treasury.

24. John Kennedy Jr.

Actor | A Matter of Degrees

John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. was born on November 25, 1960, in Washington, DC, to John Fitzgerald Kennedy (President-to-be John F. Kennedy) and Jacqueline Lee Bouvier Kennedy (Jacqueline Kennedy). Three weeks before his birth, his father was elected President of the United States, and the nation ...

Law JD 1989; son of President John F. Kennedy.

25. Fiorello LaGuardia

Self | Die Stimme Österreichs

Fiorello LaGuardia was born on December 11, 1882 in New York City, New York, USA as Fiorello Henry La Guardia. He was married to Marie Fisher and Thea Almerigotti. He died on September 20, 1947 in Bronx, New York.

Law 1908 LL.B.; Mayor of New York City 1934-1945.

26. Crown Princess Marie-Chantal

Self | Fætre og kusiner om Frederik & Mary

Crown Princess Marie-Chantal was born on September 17, 1968 in London, England as Marie-Chantal Clare Miller. She has been married to Crown Prince Pavlos since July 1, 1995. They have five children.

IFA; Greek Princess.

27. Robert S. Mueller III

Writer | The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts

Robert S. Mueller III was born on August 7, 1944 in New York City, New York, USA as Robert Swan Mueller III. He is a writer, known for The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts (2019), The Maltese Double Cross (1994) and The F.B.I. Files (1998). He has been married to Ann Cabell ...

GSAS MA 1967; FBI Director under George W. Bush.

Stern; Greece Minister of Economy and Finance

29. Abraham E. Ribicoff

Actor | The Alcoa Hour

Abraham E. Ribicoff was born on April 9, 1910 in New Britain, Connecticut, USA. He was an actor, known for The Alcoa Hour (1955), Government Story (1969) and What's My Line? (1950). He died on February 22, 1998 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA.

Abraham Alexander Ribicoff; BA 1929; US Secretary of Health, Education & Welfare.

30. Burton Roberts

Producer | Camp Reality

Burton Roberts was born on April 10, 1972 in Houston, Texas, USA as John Burton Roberts III. He is a producer and writer, known for Camp Reality (2007), Around the World for Free (2009) and The College Tour (2020).

BA 1943, Law 1949; Bronx NY Supreme Court Judge. He was the inspiration for the character Myron Kovitsky in the Tom Wolfe's book, "The Bonfire of the Vanities."

31. Elihu Root

Self | President Roosevelt at the Army-Navy Game

Elihu Root was born on February 15, 1845 in Clinton, New York, USA. He was married to Clara Frances Wales. He died on February 7, 1937 in New York City, New York.

Law 1867 LL.B.; Secretary of War 1899-1903; Secretary of State 1905-1909.

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