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Department ofHistory

Famous History Majors

Politics and Law

U.S. Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, George W. Bush, Joe Biden

U.S. Supreme Court Justices: Elena Kagan, Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Sonia Sotomayor

Other Political Leaders:
W. E. B. DuBois: Writer, activist, co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Robert Gates: Secretary of Defense
Eric Holder: U.S. Attorney General

Business

Carly Fiorina: CEO of Hewlett-Packard
Kenneth Irvine Chenault: CEO of American Express
Robert Johnson: Founder of Black Entertainment Television
Brian Moynihan: CEO of Bank of America
Sam Palmisano: CEO of IBM
Martha Stewart: CEO and founder of Martha Stewart Living Home Design Corp

Entertainment

Steve Carell: Comedian; star of “The Office”
Dean Cain: Actor; star of “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman”
Sacha Baron Cohen: Comedian; writer; star of “The Ali G Show” and “Borat”
Larry David: Actor; writer; comedian; producer; film director; co-creator of “Seinfeld” &“Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Janeane Garofalo: Comedian; actress; political activist
Edward Norton: Actor
Conan O’Brien: Host of “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien”
Tamlyn Tomita: Actress and singer
Kareem Abdul Jabbar: NBA star and activist
Grant Hill: NBA star

Journalists

Chris Berman: News Anchor of “Sports Center”
Wolf Blitzer: Journalist
David Brancaccio: Host of Now on PBS
Ray Suarez: Senior correspondent for PBS NewsHour