Brooklyn College Alumni

Brooklyn College alumni

  • Abraham Klein (physicist)
    Abraham Klein was an American theoretical physicist. Klein studied at Brooklyn College and at Harvard University, where he made his 1948 master's degree and doctorate in 1950 under Julian Schwinger.
  • Abraham Nemeth
    Abraham Nemeth was an American mathematician and inventor. He was Professor of Mathematics at the University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, Michigan. Nemeth was blind, and was known for developing a system for blind people to read and write mathematics.
  • Ada Katz
    Ada Del Moro Katz is the wife and model of Alex Katz.
  • Adele Cohen
    Adele Cohen is an American lawyer and former politician. She is a 1964 graduate of Brooklyn College.
  • Agnes Varis Agnes Varis
    Agnes Varis was an American businesswoman and philanthropist who was the founder and president of Agvar Chemicals Inc. and Aegis Pharmaceuticals.
  • Aileen S. Kraditor
    Aileen S. Kraditor is an American historian who has written a number of works on the history of feminism.
  • Alan Dershowitz Alan Dershowitz
    Alan Morton Dershowitz is an American lawyer and author. He is a scholar of United States constitutional law and criminal law, and a leading defender of civil liberties.
  • Alan I. Bigel
    Alan I. Bigel has been teaching at the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse since 1984.
  • Alan J. Goldman
    Alan J. Goldman was an American expert in operations research.
  • Alan Vega Alan Vega
    Boruch Alan Bermowitz, known professionally as Alan Vega, was an American vocalist and visual artist, primarily known for his work with the electronic protopunk duo Suicide.
  • Alan W. Pollack
    Alan W. Pollack is a musicologist. He is best known for having musically analysed every Beatles song released. He started the task in 1989 and finished in 2000, with 187 original songs and 25 cover songs. The analyses have come to be known as the "Notes on..."
  • Albert B. Lewis
    Albert B. Lewis is an American lawyer, accountant and politician from New York.
  • Alexander Calandra
    Alexander Calandra was a scientist, educator, and author, perhaps best remembered for his short story, "Angels on a Pin."
  • Alexander Kevitz
    Alexander Kevitz was an American chess master. Kevitz also played correspondence chess, and was a creative chess analyst and theoretician. He was a pharmacist by profession.
  • Alex Coletti
    Alex Coletti was an executive producer and director for MTV Networks and is now an independent producer. A Brooklyn native and graduate of Brooklyn College, he produced MTV's Unplugged series, was a five-time producer of the VMAs and served as a producer for the Super Bowl XXXV Halftime show.
  • Alex Crisano
    Alex Vincent Crisano is a Filipino-American former professional basketball player.
  • Alfred Gottschalk (rabbi)
    Alfred Gottschalk was a German-born American Rabbi who was a leader in the Reform Judaism movement, serving as head of the movement's Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion for 30 years, as president from 1971 to 1996, and then as chancellor until 2000.
  • Alice Friman
    Alice Friman is an American poet. She has taught at a number of universities and helped to found the Indiana Writers' Center. She is Professor Emerita at the University of Indianapolis, and poet-in-residence at Georgia College & State University. She hosts a poetry podcast, "Ask Alice".
  • Alice S. Rossi Alice S. Rossi
    Alice S. Rossi was a pioneering feminist and sociologist.
  • Allan Sloan
    Allan Sloan is an American journalist, formerly senior editor at large at Fortune magazine.
  • Al Sharpton Al Sharpton
    Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr. is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, television/radio talk show host and a former White House adviser who, according to 60 Minutes, became President Barack Obama's "go-to black leader."
  • Alvin Boretz
    Alvin Boretz was a prolific writer for stage, screen, radio, and television. With an estimated one thousand dramatic scripts to his credit, he contributed to the Golden Age of Television. Before television became popular, Boretz wrote for radio.
  • Alvin Klein
    Alvin Klein was a theater critic for The New York Times for more than 15 years, publishing nearly 3,500 reviews and other articles.
  • Amanda Davis
    Amanda Davis was an American writer and teacher who died in a plane accident.
  • Amy King
    Amy King is an American poet, essayist and activist.
  • Anatole Beck
    Anatole Beck was an American mathematician.
  • Andrew D. Weyman
    Andrew D. Weyman is an American television director and producer.
  • Andrew Ondrejcak
    Andrew Ondrejcak is an American artist working in performance and design. He writes, directs, and designs his original performances that have been produced in the U.S. and internationally.
  • Anita Lerman
    Anita Francis Lerman is an American politician and member of the Independence Party of New York. She ran for Congress in New York City in 2006.
  • Anna Rabinowitz Anna Rabinowitz
    Anna Rabinowitz is an American poet, librettist and editor. She has published four volumes of poetry, most recently, Present Tense selected by The Huffington Post as one of the best poetry books of 2010.
  • Annette Kolodny
    Annette Kolodny is a feminist literary critic and activist, and currently holds the position of College of Humanities Professor Emerita of American Literature and Culture at the University of Arizona in Tucson.
  • Ann J. Lane
    Ann J. Lane was an American educator, historian, and author that was considered to be a pioneer in the fields of women's history and women's studies. Before retiring in 2009 she worked at the University of Virginia as a professor of History and director of Women's Studies.
  • Ann-Marie Adams
    Ann-Marie Adams is an award-winning investigative journalist and historian. She is the founder of The Hartford Guardian, a civic-minded news publication in print and online.
  • Arne L. Kalleberg
    Arne L. Kalleberg is a Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also an adjunct professor in the Kenan-Flagler Business School, the Department of Public Policy, and the Curriculum in Global Studies.
  • Arthur R. Grossman
    Arthur Robert Grossman is an American biologist whose research ranges across the fields of plant biology, microbiology, marine biology, Phytochemistry, and photosynthesis.
  • Aryeh Frimer
    Aryeh Abraham Frimer is an Israeli Active Oxygen Chemist and specialist on women and Jewish law.
  • Barbara Aronstein Black
    Barbara Aronstein Black is an American legal scholar. She was the first woman to head an Ivy League law school. when she became Dean of Columbia Law School in 1986. Black is George Wellwood Murray Professor of Legal History at Columbia.
  • Barbara Boxer Barbara Boxer
    Barbara Levy Boxer is a former American politician who served as a United States Senator for California from 1993 to 2017.
  • Barry Chiswick
    Barry Raymond Chiswick is an American economist and currently Professor of Economics at the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, George Washington University.
  • Barry Munitz Barry Munitz
    Barry Allen Munitz has been a senior administrator at the University of Illinois and the University of Houston, a business executive at Maxxam, Inc., chancellor of the California State University system, and chief executive officer of the world's wealthiest art institution, the J. Paul Getty Trust.
  • Barry Salzberg
    Barry Salzberg is an American businessman, accountant, and lawyer. Salzberg is full-time Professor at Columbia University and former global Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a position he held from June 2011 until May 2015.
  • Barry Sussman Barry Sussman
    Barry Sussman is an American editor, author, and public opinion analyst who deals primarily with public policy issues.
  • Baruch Brody
    Baruch A. Brody is an American bioethicist who was among the first scholars in the field of applied ethics to write about abortion in the era following Roe v. Wade.
  • Benjamin Brafman
    Benjamin Brafman is an American criminal defense attorney, the founder of the Manhattan-based firm Brafman & Associates, P.C.. Brafman is known for representing many high-profile defendants, including celebrities, accused Mafia members, and political figures.
  • Benjamin Ward
    Benjamin Ward was the first African American New York City Police Commissioner.
  • Bernard Cornfeld
    Bernard "Bernie" Cornfeld was a prominent businessman and international financier who sold investments in US mutual funds, and who was tried and acquitted for mismanagement of IOS.
  • Bernard Haber
    Bernard Haber was an American lawyer and politician from New York.
  • Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders
    Bernard Sanders is an American politician who has been the junior United States Senator from Vermont since 2007. Sanders is the longest serving independent in U.S. congressional history.
  • Betsy Fagin
    Betsy Fagin is an American poet. She is the author of All is Not Yet Lost, Names Disguised as well as numerous chapbooks including Poverty Rush, the science seemed so solid, Belief Opportunity, Rosemary Stretch, For every solution there is a problem, and a number of self-published chapbooks.
  • Beverly Hall
    Beverly La-Forte Hall was a Jamaican-American education administrator. She worked as the superintendent of schools in Queens, New York; Newark, New Jersey; and Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Bhikkhu Bodhi Bhikkhu Bodhi
    Bhikkhu Bodhi, born Jeffrey Block, is an American Theravada Buddhist monk, ordained in Sri Lanka and currently teaching in the New York and New Jersey area.
  • Bill Baird (activist) Bill Baird (activist)
    Bill Baird is a reproductive rights pioneer, called by some media the "father" of the birth control and abortion-rights movement. He was jailed eight times in five states in the 1960s for lecturing on abortion and birth control.
  • Bill Green (basketball) Bill Green (basketball)
    William E. "Bill" Green was an American college basketball standout who played for Colorado State University between 1960–61 and 1962–63. A, 230 lb center, Green was CSU's first-ever NCAA All-American when he was named to the consensus second team in 1963.
  • Binnie Kirshenbaum Binnie Kirshenbaum
    Binnie Kirshenbaum is an American novelist and short story writer. She is professor and chair of the Writing Program at Columbia University School of the Arts.
  • Blaise Ingoglia
    Blaise Ingoglia is a Republican politician who currently serves as a member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 35th District, which includes Spring Hill and Brooksville in Hernando County, since 2014.
  • Blu Greenberg
    Blu Greenberg is an American writer specializing in modern Judaism and women's issues. Her most noted books are On Women and Judaism: A View from Tradition and Black Bread: Poems, After the Holocaust.
  • Branford Taitt
    Sir Branford Mayhew Taitt was a Barbadian politician who served as a cabinet minister and former President of the Senate of Barbados.
  • Bruce Chizen
    Bruce R. Chizen was the chief executive officer of Adobe Systems from 1994 to 2007. Chizen lives in Los Altos, California with his wife and children.
  • Carl Gordon (actor)
    Carl Gordon was an American actor who entered the acting profession later in life and was best known for his role in the Fox TV series Roc, in addition to a wide range of roles in film, on stage and television as a character actor.
  • Charles Biderman Charles Biderman
    Charles Biderman is an American businessman and investor. He is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TrimTabs Investment Research, Inc., an independent investment research firm based in Sausalito, CA that specializes in publishing detailed daily coverage of stock market liquidity.
  • Charles S. Dubin
    Charles Samuel Dubin was an American film and television director.
  • Charlie Shrem Charlie Shrem
    Charles "Charlie" Shrem IV is an American entrepreneur and bitcoin advocate. He co-founded the now-defunct startup company BitInstant, and is a founding member of the Bitcoin Foundation, formerly serving as vice chairman. In 2017, he joined Jaxx as its director of business and community development.
  • Charlotte Brooks
    Charlotte Finkelstein Brooks was an American photographer and photojournalist. From 1951 to 1971, she was a staff photographer for Look and the only woman staff photographer in the magazine's history.
  • Charlotte Streifer Rubinstein
    Charlotte Streifer Rubinstein is an American teacher of art and art history and an early innovator in the teaching of women-in-art history courses. She was born to Lillian Kaufman and Aaron Streifer in Harlem, New York, and moved to Brooklyn shortly there after.
  • Chester Kallman
    Chester Simon Kallman was an American poet, librettist, and translator, best known for his collaborations with W. H. Auden and Igor Stravinsky.
  • Chiori Miyagawa
    Chiori Miyagawa is a Japanese- born American playwright, poet, dramaturg, and fiction writer based in New York City. She was born in Nagano, Japan before moving to the United States at an age of 16.
  • Christia Mercer Christia Mercer
    Christia Mercer is the Gustave M. Berne Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Columbia University.
  • Cindy Nemser
    Cindy Nemser is an American art historian and writer. Founder and editor of the Feminist Art Journal, she was an activist and prominent figure in the feminist art movement and is best known for her writings on the work of women artists such as Eva Hesse, Alice Neel, and Louise Nevelson.
  • Claire Sterling
    Claire Sterling was an American author and journalist whose work focused on crime, political assassination, and terrorism.
  • Claudine K. Brown
    Claudine K. Brown was an American museum director and educator and nonprofit executive. She was best known for her work at the Smithsonian Institution, where she was Director of Education, responsible for directing its work to help educate K-12 students.
  • Conrad B. Duberstein
    Conrad B. Duberstein was for many years the Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York.
  • Daniel Glass
    Daniel Glass is an American music industry executive whose output has included work with artists Billy Idol, Wilson Phillips, Sinéad O'Connor, Jon Secada, Warren Zevon, Blur, Huey Lewis and the News, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, Erykah Badu, Baha Men, Kurupt, The Pretenders, Sugarcult, and, in 2007...
  • Daniel Keyes
    Daniel Keyes was an American writer who wrote the novel Flowers for Algernon. Keyes was given the Author Emeritus honor by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America in 2000.
  • David I. Shapiro
    David Israel Shapiro was an American 1st Amendment attorney and civil liberties activist, known best in the United States for his key roles defending people against accusations by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, his representation of the American Nazi Party in a free speech case...
  • David Rayfiel
    David Rayfiel was an American screenwriter and frequent collaborator of director Sydney Pollack. Born in Brooklyn, New York and educated at Brooklyn College, his father was congressman Leo F. Rayfiel.
  • David Sive David Sive
    David Sive was an attorney, environmentalist, and professor of environmental law, who has been recognized as a pioneer in the field of United States environmental law.
  • Deena Metzger
    Deena Metzger is an American writer, healer, and teacher whose work spans multiple genres including the novel, poetry, non-fiction, and plays.
  • Dele Giwa
    Dele Giwa was a Nigerian journalist, editor and founder of Newswatch magazine.
  • Dennis Hale (political scientist)
    Dennis Hale is an American political scientist who is an associate professor of political science at Boston College.
  • Dennis McFarland
    Dennis McFarland is an American novelist who is known for his blend of literary elements. McFarland has authored several novels including The Music Room and School for the Blind.
  • Dennis P. Tarnow Dennis P. Tarnow
    Dennis Perry Tarnow is an internationally renowned American dentist involved in the forefront of dental implant research. He is director of implant dentistry at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and a speaker on the subject of implant dentistry.
  • Dominic Chianese Dominic Chianese
    Dominic Chianese is an American actor, singer, and musician. He is best known for his role as Corrado "Junior" Soprano on the HBO series The Sopranos, and Johnny Ola in The Godfather Part II.
  • Donald J. Devine
    Donald J. Devine is an American political scientist, author, former government official and politician who has studied, written and promoted the philosophy of conservative fusionism as taught to him by the U.S. philosopher Frank Meyer.
  • Donald Kagan Donald Kagan
    Donald Kagan is an American historian and classicist at Yale University specializing in ancient Greece, notable for his four-volume history of the Peloponnesian War. He formerly taught in the Department of History at Cornell University.
  • Donald P. Zingale
    Donald P. Zingale was the 11th president of the State University of New York at Cobleskill.
  • Donald Solitar
    Donald Solitar was an American and Canadian mathematician, known for his work in combinatorial group theory. The Baumslag–Solitar groups are named after him and Gilbert Baumslag, after their joint 1962 paper on these groups.
  • Don Lemon Don Lemon
    Don Lemon is an American news anchor and journalist. He is based in New York City and currently hosts CNN Tonight.
  • Doris Ling-Cohan
    Doris Ling-Cohan is a judge on the New York State Supreme Court, to which she was elected in 2002. In 2014, Justice Ling-Cohan was appointed to the Appellate Term, First Department. She is the first woman of Asian descent to be appointed to an appellate panel in New York state.
  • Doris Malkin Curtis
    Doris Malkin Curtis was an American paleontologist, stratigrapher, and geologist. She became the first woman president of the Geological Society of America and made meaningful contributions towards Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
  • Dorothy Blum
    Dorothy Toplitzky Blum was an American computer scientist and cryptanalyst. She worked for the National Security Agency and its predecessors from 1944 until her death in 1980.
  • Dorothy Dinnerstein
    Dorothy Dinnerstein was an American academic and activist, best known for her book The Mermaid and the Minotaur.
  • Dorothy Sucher
    Dorothy Sucher was an American author and psychotherapist who worked as a reporter at the Greenbelt News Review, where an article that she wrote that quoted critics of a developers calling his plans "blackmail" initially resulted in a $17,500 judgement against the paper.
  • Edith Fisch
    Edith L. Fisch was an American jurist and legal scholar.
  • Edna Grossman
    Edna Grossman is an American mathematician. She was born in Germany, grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated with a B.S. in mathematics from Brooklyn College.
  • Edward Sagarin
    Edward Sagarin, also known by his pen name Donald Webster Cory, was an American professor of sociology and criminology at the City University of New York, and a writer.
  • Edward Taub Edward Taub
    Edward Taub is a behavioral neuroscientist on the faculty at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
  • Egon Mayer (sociologist)
    Egon Mayer was a Swiss-born American sociologist and professor at Brooklyn College.
  • Elaine Bossik
    Elaine Bossik is an American novelist and screenwriter. Her romance novel The Last Victim was featured in the online book review magazine Small Press Bookwatch, which is published by the Midwest Book Review.
  • Elaine Reichek
    Elaine Reichek is a New York-based visual artist. Much of her work concerns the history of the embroidered sampler. Through her pieces of hand and machine embroidery, she addresses issues such as the craft/art divide, the nature of women's work, and the interplay of text and image.
  • Eleanor Sobel Eleanor Sobel
    Eleanor Sobel is a Democratic member of the Florida State Senate, representing the 33rd District, which includes Davie, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, and Pembroke Pines in southeastern Broward County, since 2012, previously representing the 31st District from 2008 to 2012.
  • Elias Burstein
    Elias Burstein was an American experimental condensed matter physicist whose active career in science spanned seven decades.
  • Eliezer Waldman Eliezer Waldman
    Eliezer Waldman is an Israeli rabbi and former politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Tehiya between 1984 and 1990.
  • Eli Friedman
    Eli A. Friedman is an American nephrologist.
  • Eli M. Pearce
    Eli M. Pearce was research professor at New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering and a past-president of the American Chemical Society. He received a B.S. degree in chemistry from Brooklyn College in 1949. Pearce earned a Ph.D. in chemistry from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.
  • Elisheva Carlebach Jofen
    Elisheva Carlebach Jofen is an American scholar of early modern Jewish history.
  • Elizabeth Gaffney
    Elizabeth Gaffney is an American novelist. She graduated from Vassar College and holds an MFA in fiction from Brooklyn College. She is the editor at large of the quarterly magazine A Public Space and was a staff editor of The Paris Review for 16 years, under George Plimpton.
  • Ellen Jaffee Ellen Jaffee
    Ellen C. Jaffee is an American politician and a Democratic member of the New York State Assembly, representing the 97th Assembly District in Rockland County.
  • Ellen R. Sandor
    Ellen R. Sandor is an American new media artist. She is also founder of the Chicago-basedn, a collective of artists, scientists, mathematicians, and computer experts. Ellen Sandor andn create sculptures that contain computer-generated photographic images that appear to be three dimensional.
  • Elliot Jager
    Elliot Jager is an American-born Israeli journalist, political scientist, and author of The Pater: My Father, My Judaism, My Childlessness. He is a former editorial page editor of The Jerusalem Post and currently a senior contributing editor at The Jerusalem Report.
  • Elliot Tiber Elliot Tiber
    Elliot Michael Tiber was an artist and screenwriter who wrote a memoir about the Woodstock Festival held in Bethel, New York in 1969. He claimed responsibility for the relocation of the festival after a permit for it was withdrawn by the zoning board of a nearby town.
  • Ellis Horowitz
    Ellis Horowitz is an American computer scientist and Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California. Horowitz is best known for his computer science textbooks on data structures and algorithms, co-authored with Sartaj Sahni.
  • Emily Mitchell Emily Mitchell
    Emily Mitchell is an Anglo-American writer. Her debut novel, The Last Summer of the World, was published by W. W. Norton & Company in 2007.
  • Erica America
    Erica America Hayden, known as "Erica America" is an American radio personality, television host and psychotherapist. She is currently a radio personality at Z100 New York. She has appeared as a commentator on television and radio shows including HLN's Dr. Drew.
  • Erica Hayden Erica Hayden
    Erica Hayden, referred to as "Erica America" is an American radio personality, television host and psychotherapist. She is currently a radio personality in New York on Z100 on Saturdays and Sundays 6pm-midnight and also fills-in for a variety of Z100 shifts. She also is a psychotherapist.
  • Estelle Ramey
    Estelle Rosemary Ramey was an American endocrinologist, physiologist and feminist who became internationally known for refuting surgeon and Democratic Party leader Edgar Berman, who stated that women were unfit to hold high public office because of "raging hormonal imbalances."
  • Esther M. Conwell
    Esther Marley Conwell was a pioneering American chemist and physicist who studied properties of semiconductors and organic conductors, especially electron transport.
  • Eugene Genovese
    Eugene Dominic Genovese was an American historian of the American South and American slavery. He was noted for bringing a Marxist perspective to the study of power, class and relations between planters and slaves in the South.
  • Eugene Ziller
    Eugene Ziller is an award-winning American author.
  • Eva Brann
    Eva T.H. Brann is a former dean and the longest-serving tutor at St. John's College, Annapolis. She is a 2005 recipient of the National Humanities Medal.
  • Evelyn Torton Beck
    Evelyn Torton Beck is a scholar, teacher and activist who specialized in Women's Studies, Jewish Women's Studies and Lesbian Studies.
  • Ezra Laderman
    Ezra Laderman was an American composer of classical music. He was born in Brooklyn.
  • Florence Comite
    Dr. Florence Comite is an endocrinologist who has helped develop new therapies for osteoporosis, endometriosis, fibroid disease, and infertility.
  • Frances Kornbluth Frances Kornbluth
    Frances Kornbluth was an American abstract expressionist painter.
  • Francine Shapiro
    Francine Shapiro is an American psychologist and educator who originated and developed Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, a form of psychotherapy for resolving the symptoms of traumatic and other disturbing life experiences.
  • Fran Fraschilla
    Francis John Fraschilla is an American basketball commentator and former college basketball coach.
  • Frank Field (meteorologist)
    Franklyn Field, best known as Dr. Frank Field, is an American television personality and meteorologist who was on TV in New York City for five decades, reporting not only on the weather but also on science and health topics.
  • Frank J. Brasco Frank J. Brasco
    Frank James Brasco was an American politician and a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.
  • Fred Kaplan (biographer)
    Fred Kaplan is distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
  • Gary I. Wadler
    Gary Irwin Wadler was an American internist with special expertise in the field of drug use in sports. The lead author of the book Drugs and the Athlete, Wadler served on the World Anti-Doping Agency's Prohibited List and Methods Committee and on its Health, Medicine, and Research Committee.
  • Gary William Friedman
    Gary William Friedman is an American musical theatre, symphonic, film and television composer. His career began in the 1960s in New York City as a saxophonist in an improvisational ensemble and as a composer for experimental theater.
  • Gata Kamsky Gata Kamsky
    Gata Kamsky is an American chess grandmaster, and a five-time U.S. champion.
  • George Plafker
    George Plafker is an American geologist and seismologist who has made significant contributions to both fields, with research focused on subduction, tsunami, and the geology of Alaska.
  • Gertrude Himmelfarb
    Gertrude Himmelfarb, also known as Bea Kristol, is an American historian. She has been a leader of conservative interpretations of history and historiography.
  • Gil Portes
    Gil M. Portes was a Filipino film director, film producer and screenwriter.
  • Glenn Thrush
    Glenn Thrush is an American journalist and author, who has been the White House correspondent for The New York Times since 2017. He is also a contributor for MSNBC, and was previously a senior staff writer for Politico from 2008 to 2016.
  • Gloria Gordon Bolotsky
    Gloria Gordon Bolotsky was an American computer scientist, one of the early programmers of the ENIAC computer.
  • Gloria Naylor Gloria Naylor
    Gloria Naylor was an American novelist, known for her book The Women of Brewster Place.
  • Gloria Olive
    Gloria Olive was a New Zealand academic mathematician.
  • Greg Grandin Greg Grandin
    Greg Grandin is a professor of history at New York University.
  • Hal Draper
    Hal Draper was an American socialist activist and author who played a significant role in the Berkeley, California Free Speech Movement. He is known for his extensive scholarship on the history and meaning of the thought of Karl Marx.
  • Harold C. Schonberg
    Harold Charles Schonberg was an American music critic and journalist, most notably for The New York Times. He was the first music critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. He also wrote a number of books on musical subjects, and one on chess.
  • Harold Norse Harold Norse
    Harold Norse was an American writer who created a body of work using the American idiom of everyday language and images. One of the expatriate artists of the Beat generation, Norse was widely published and anthologized.
  • Harvey Cohen
    Harvey R. Cohen was an American composer and orchestrator. He received two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Music Direction and Composition in the animated television shows, The Adventures of Batman & Robin, episode "A Bullet for Bullock", and Disney's TV series Aladdin.
  • Harvey Pitt Harvey Pitt
    Harvey Pitt was the 26th chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, serving from 2001-2003.
  • Harvey R. Miller
    Harvey R. Miller was an American lawyer. The New York Times called him "the most prominent bankruptcy lawyer in the nation." Born in New York City, Miller graduated from Brooklyn College and Columbia University, and was admitted to the bar in New York State in 1959.
  • Helen Davis
    Helen Gordon Davis was an American drama teacher, actress, and politician.
  • Henry N. Ginsberg
    Henry N. Ginsberg is an American physician, focusing in preventive medicine, internal medicine, endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, currently the Irving Professor of Medicine at Columbia University.
  • Henry Rosenblum
    Henry Rosenblum is the hazzan of the Forest Hills Jewish Center in Queens, NY. From 1998 until 2010, he served as the Dean of the H.L. Miller Cantorial School of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. He was the first hazzan to hold the position of Dean of the Cantorial School.
  • Herb Edelman Herb Edelman
    Herbert Edelman was an American actor of stage, film and television. He was twice nominated for an Emmy Award for his television work. One of his best-known roles was as Stanley Zbornak, the ex-husband of Dorothy Zbornak on The Golden Girls.
  • Herbert Tarr Herbert Tarr
    Herbert Tarr, born Herbert Targovik, was an American Reform rabbi who left his pulpit to become a novelist and humorist, believing he could reach more people that way because "religion is basically out of touch with people."
  • Hillard Elkins
    Hillard Elkins was an American theatre and film producer.
  • Himan Brown Himan Brown
    Himan Brown, also known as Hi Brown, was an American producer of radio programs.
  • Howard Rosenman
    Howard Rosenman, also known as Zvi Howard Rosenman, is an American producer and motion picture executive. He specializes in producing romantic comedy films and documentary films.
  • Howard Sachs (scientist)
    Howard Sachs, was a biochemist who helped pioneer the study of neuroendocrinology. His discoveries concerning the production of the hormone vasopressin laid the foundation for the field of hormone biosynthesis.
  • Howard Sackler
    Howard Oliver Sackler, was an American screenwriter and playwright who is best known for writing The Great White Hope. The Great White Hope enjoyed both a successful run on Broadway and, as a film adaptation, in movie theaters.
  • Howard S. Hoffman
    Howard S. Hoffman was an American experimental psychologist.
  • Ira Rennert Ira Rennert
    Ira Leon Rennert is an American investor and businessman. Today he controls one of the nation's largest privately held industrial empires, and his personal fortune is estimated to be $6.5 billion.
  • Iris Weinshall Iris Weinshall
    Iris Weinshall is the Chief Operating Officer of The New York Public Library, former vice chancellor at the City University of New York and a former commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation.
  • Irwin Brownstein
    Irwin R. Brownstein was an American lawyer and politician from New York.
  • Irwin Federman
    Irwin Federman is an American businessman, philanthropist and General Partner of U.S. Venture Partners.
  • Isiah C. Smith
    Isiah C. Smith was Palm Beach County, Florida's third black lawyer.
  • Israel Kirzner Israel Kirzner
    Israel Meir Kirzner is an American economist closely identified with the Austrian School.
  • Ivan C. Lafayette
    Ivan C. Lafayette was an American politician who represented the 34th District in the New York State Assembly, which comprises portions of Jackson Heights, Corona, and Elmhurst.
  • Izzy Young
    Israel Goodman Young or Izzy Young is a noted figure in the world of folk music, both in America and Sweden. He is the former owner of the Folklore Center in Greenwich Village, New York, and since 1973, he has owned and operated the Folklore Centrum store in Stockholm.
  • Jack Adler Jack Adler
    Jack Adler was an artist who worked as a cover artist and colorist for DC Comics. He was a staff member of DC's production department from 1946 to 1981, rising steadily up the ranks to production manager and vice president of production.
  • Jack Agüeros
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  • Jack B. Weinstein Jack B. Weinstein
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  • Jack Drescher Jack Drescher
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  • James Franco James Franco
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  • Jerome H. Barkow
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  • Jimmy Smits Jimmy Smits
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  • Joachim Levy
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  • John Castagna
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  • John Harlacher
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  • John Parascandola John Parascandola
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  • John Yau John Yau
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  • Jonathan Baumbach
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  • Jonathan Chaves
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  • Jonathan Greenstein
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  • Jon Cypher
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  • Joseph Oxenhorn
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  • Joseph Pennacchio
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  • Joseph Scholnick
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  • Lee Israel
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  • Leonard Mirman
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  • Lisa Staiano-Coico Lisa Staiano-Coico
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  • Madeline Amgott
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  • Malcah Zeldis
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  • Manuel F. Cohen
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  • Marcia Citron
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  • Martin Summerfield
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  • Mathilda B. Canter
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  • Milton Heumann Milton Heumann
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  • Moses M. Weinstein
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  • Nadine Winter
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  • Nat Finkelstein Nat Finkelstein
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  • Nat Sternberg
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  • N. Nick Perry N. Nick Perry
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  • Novella Nelson
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  • Oscar Handlin Oscar Handlin
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  • Pamela Talkin
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  • Paul Mazursky Paul Mazursky
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  • Philip Zimbardo Philip Zimbardo
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  • Ronald Tavel Ronald Tavel
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  • Sam Levenson Sam Levenson
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  • Sandra Feldman
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