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Encyclopedia > List of University of Tennessee notable people

The following is a list of people associated with the University of Tennessee in all its campuses. The list does not include personnel associated with Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system. ... A combination of federal, state and private funds is providing $300 million for the construction of 13 facilities on ORNLs new main campus. ...

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Politics and Law

Lewis Arthur Larson (July 4, 1910 — March 27, 1993) was an American lawyer, law professor, United States Under Secretary of Labor from 1954 to 1956, director of the United States Information Agency from 1956 to 1957, and Executive Assistant to the President for Speeches from 1957 to 1958. ... Andrew Lamar Alexander (born July 3, 1940) is the senior United States Senator from Tennessee and a member of the Republican Party. ... Sen. ... An ambassador, rarely embassador, is a diplomatic official accredited to a foreign sovereign or government, or to an international organization, to serve as the official representative of his or her own country. ... A Senate Majority Leader is a politician within a Senate who leads the majority party, or majority coalition, of sitting senators. ... Howard Henry Baker, Sr. ... John Lafayette Camp (February 20, 1828 – 1891) was an American lawyer and planter from Texas who served in the Texas state Senate and as a district court judge. ... Bob Corker Robert Phillips Bob Corker, Jr. ... John Crozier House, corner of Gay Street and Clinch Avenue, was headquarters to General Ambrose Burnside during the Federal occupation of Knoxville in September 1863. ... The issue of Time Magazine in which Kefauvers victory in the New Hampshire primary was reported. ... James Warren DeMint (born September 2, 1951) has been a U.S. Senator from South Carolina since 2005. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35°12N... Thomas Amos Rogers Nelson (March 19, 1812 – August 24, 1873) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives from Tennessee. ... Ali Abu al-Ragheb (born 1946 was the Jordan from June 19, 2000 until October 25, 2003. ... Categories: Jordan | Prime Ministers of Jordan ... Victor Henderson Ashe II (born January 1, 1945) was mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee (1988-2003), and in 2004 became U.S. ambassador to Poland. ... Richard Wilson Austin was a American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 2nd congressional district of Tennessee. ... John DeWitt Clinton Atkins John DeWitt Clinton Atkins was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives from Tennessee. ... Walter Clift Chandler (October 5, 1887 — October 1, 1967) was an American politician from Tennessee. ... Clarence Saxby Chambliss (born November 10, 1943) is the senior United States Senator from Georgia. ... Van Hilleary (born June 20, 1959) is a Tennessee Republican politician. ... Clement Comer Clay (December 17, 1789–September 7, 1866) was the Democratic Governor of the U.S. state of Alabama from 1835 to 1837. ... Official portrait of Lurita Doan Lurita Alexis Doan (born January 4, 1958), became the Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration on May 31, 2006, the first woman to hold that position. ... The General Services Administration is a federal agency of the United States government, established in 1949 to help manage and support the basic functioning of the ever-growing tangle of federal agencies. ... John James Duncan, Sr. ... John James Duncan, Jr. ... Barton Jennings Bart Gordon (born January 24, 1949) is a politician from the state of Tennessee, representing the states 6th Congressional district (map) in the U.S. House of Representatives. ... Lincoln Davis Lincoln Davis (born September 13, 1943) is a U.S. Representative from Tennessee, currently representing the states 4th Congressional district (map). ... Bryant Winfield Culberson Dunn (born July 1, 1927) was governor of Tennessee from 1971 to 1975. ... James Beriah Frazier (October 18, 1856–March 28, 1937) was Governor of Tennessee from 1903 to 1905 and subsequently a United States Senator from Tennessee from 1905 to 1911. ... Rep. ... Albert Arnold Gore, Sr. ... Ed Jones (April 20, 1912–December 11, 1999) was a Democratic Congressman from the state of Tennessee from 1968 to 1989. ... William Martin Hendon (born November 9, 1944 in Asheville, North Carolina) is an author, POW/MIA activist, and two-term Republican U.S. Congressman from North Carolinas 11th District. ... The issue of Time Magazine in which Kefauvers victory in the New Hampshire primary was reported. ... John Chiles Houk was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 2nd congressional district of Tennessee. ... William Lewis Bill Jenkins (born November 29, 1936) is a politician from the state of Tennessee. ... William Gibbs McAdoo (October 31, 1863–February 1, 1941) was a U.S. Senator and United States Secretary of the Treasury. ... The United States Secretary of the Treasury is the head of the United States Department of the Treasury, concerned with finance and monetary matters, and, until 2003, some issues of national security and defense. ... John Ethridge McCall was an American politician of Irish descent and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 8th congressional district of Tennessee. ... Speaker Jimmy Naifeh James O. Jimmy Naifeh (born June 16, 1939) is a Tennessee politician who currently serves as the Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives. ... Thomas Amos Rogers Nelson (March 19, 1812 – August 24, 1873) was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives from Tennessee. ... Chattanooga is a city located in United States of America. ... Michael C. Polt is the current United States ambassador to Serbia. ... Anthem Serbia() on the European continent() Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian language 1 Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Croatian, Slovak, Romanian, Rusyn 2 Albanian 3 Government Semi-presidential republic  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Establishment  -  Formation 8th century   -  First unified state c. ... Jospeh Percy Priest (April 1, 1900–October 12, 1956) was a U.S. political figure. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Mercer Merce Reynolds III (born 17 June 1945) is an American businessman. ... Edward Terry Sanford (July 23, 1865-March 8, 1930) was an American jurist who served on the United States Supreme Court. ... Paul G. Summers (b. ... William M. Barker (born on September 13, 1941 in Chattanooga, Tennessee) is Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court. ... “FAA” redirects here. ... Deborah Tate is one of five current United States FCC Commissioners. ... Lawrence Tyson was a Democratic U.S. Senator from Tennessee (1925-1929) This article is a stub. ... Herbert S. Walters (November 17, 1881–October 17, 1973) was a Democratic United States Senator from Tennessee from 1963 to 1964. ... Washington Curran Whitthorne (April 19, 1825 – September 21, 1891) was a Tennessee attorney and Democratic politician. ... Daniel William Lipinski (born July 15, 1966), U.S. Democratic Party politician, He is a member of the United States House of Representatives representing the heavily-Democratic 3rd Congressional District of Illinois (map), having been elected in 2004 to succeed his father, Bill Lipinski. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ...

Education

Mercy Corps logo Mercy Corps is a non-profit organization engaged in humanitarian aid and development activities. ... Earlham College is a national, selective Quaker liberal arts college in Richmond, Indiana. ... Bob Clement has not looked like this since 1974 Robert Nelson Bob Clement (born September 23, 1943 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a Tennessee politician and a member of the Democratic Party. ... This institutition is unrelated, other than by similarity of name, to Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee or Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. ... Philander Priestly Claxton (1862-1957) was born in Bedford County, Tennessee, He was educated at the Universtiy of Tennessee where he obtained both his Bachelor and Masters of Arts 1882 and 1887 respectively. ...

Actors, directors, and entertainers

Clarence Brown (May 10, 1890 – August 17, 1987) was an American film director. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Deana Kay Carter (born January 4, 1966 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA) is an American singer-songwriter who records country music. ... Dixie Carter in a 1986 Designing Women episode Dixie Virginia Carter (born May 25, 1939) is an American actress noted for her portrayals of Southern women. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... John Cullum is an American actor and singer. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A singer is a musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... David Keith (born May 8, 1954 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is an American actor and director. ... James Denton James (Jamie) Denton (born January 20, 1963) is an American actor. ...

Artists and musicians

Jeff Skunk Baxter (born December 13, 1948 in Washington, D.C.) is an American guitarist best known for his stints in the rock bands Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers during the 1970s. ... Nike, Inc. ... A mezzo-soprano (meaning half soprano in Italian) is a female singer with a range usually extending from the A below middle C to the A two octaves above (i. ... A singer is a musician who uses his or her voice to produce music. ... The meaning of the word professor (Latin: one who claims publicly to be an expert) varies. ... Deana Kay Carter (born January 4, 1966 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA) is an American singer-songwriter who records country music. ...

Authors

Richard Curry Marius (1933-1999) was a Reformation scholar, a novelist of the American South, a speechwriter, and a teacher of writing and English literature at Harvard University. ... For the musician, see Cormac McCarthy (musician). ... The National Book Awards is one of the most preeminent literary prizes in the United States. ... Dave Ramsey (b. ... Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. ... Allen Wier (pronounced wire), a writer born in 1946 in San Antonio, Texas and spent parts of his childhood in Louisiana and Mexico. ...

Business and Economy

Charles W. Ergen (born May 1, 1953) is the co-founder and CEO of EchoStar Communication Corporation, the parent company of DISH Network. ... EchoStar Communication Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is the parent company of DISH Network and the maintainer of the satellite fleet that provides the signal which DISH Network markets. ... Min H. Kao (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) was the co-founder of Garmin Corporation with Gary Burrell. ... A Chief Executive Officer (CEO), or Chief Executive, is the highest-ranking corporate officer, administrator, corporate administrator, executive, or executive officer, in charge of total management of a corporation, company, organization or agency. ... Garmin Ltd. ... Dupont, DuPont, Du Pont, or du Pont may refer to: // E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, the worlds third largest chemical company Du Pont Motors Gilbert Dupont, a French stock brokerage part of retail banking network Crédit du Nord ST Dupont, a French manufacturer of fine... Nancy-Ann DeParle (born about 1957) is an American expert on health care issues. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Arthur B. Culvahouse, Jr. ...

Military

  • Burwell B. Bell III, U.S. Army Commander
  • Lt. Gen. John Bradley, chief of the U.S. Air Force Reserve and commander of Air Force Reserve command.
  • Robert Emmet Callan, major general in the U.S. Army and assistant chief of staff in the War Department from 1931 to 1935.
  • Clifton B. Cates, aide to President Woodrow Wilson and later commandant of the Marine Corps Schools.
  • Norman C. Gaddis, former Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Operations, Headquarters U.S. Air Force.
  • Bruce K. Holloway, military commander of Allied Forces
  • Ridley McLean, rear admiral in the U.S. Navy and wrote the Bluejacket’s Manual, which is still used to teach naval recruits the basics of seamanship
  • Austin C. Shofner, WWII U.S. General
  • Maurice F. Weisner, former Pacific Fleet Admiral
  • Thomas A. Davis, Captain of Spanish-American war

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Athletics and sportscasters

Kevin Burnett (born December 24, 1982) is an American football player who is currently a linebacker for the National Football Leagues Dallas Cowboys. ... Tamika Catchings (born on July 21, 1979) is an American Womens National Basketball Association player who plays for the Indiana Fever. ... The Womens National Basketball Association is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... Charlie Garner (born February 13, 1972), is a former American football running back. ... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest and most prestigious professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... Justin Gatlin (born February 10, 1982) is an American sprinter. ... The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... Ernest (Ernie) Grunfeld (born April 24, 1955, in Satu Mare, Romania) is an American former professional basketball player. ... The Washington Wizards are a professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C.. They play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Todd Lynn Helton (born August 20, 1973 in Knoxville, Tennessee) is a Major League Baseball first baseman who has played for the Colorado Rockies since the 1997 season. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The position of the first baseman First base redirects here. ... Chamique Shaunta Holdsclaw (born August 9, 1977 in Astoria, New York) is a basketball player in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Allan Wade Houston (born April 20, 1971, in Louisville, Kentucky, USA) is an American former professional basketball player who spent the majority of his career playing shooting guard for the National Basketball Associations New York Knicks. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Luke Stephen Hudson (born May 2, 1977, in Fountain Valley, California) is a Major League Baseball pitcher. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... Bernard King (born December 4, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York) is a retired American professional basketball player at the small forward position in the NBA and one of the NBAs all-time greatest scorers. ... James Leon Smith III (JT SMITH) (born August 1, 1967, Baltimore, Maryland) is a former American football player. ... Kara Marie Lawson (born February 14, 1981 in Alexandria, Virginia) is a professional basketball player for the Sacramento Monarchs in the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Official website www. ... A rugby union scrum. ... Jamal Lafitte Lewis (born August 26, 1979 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an American football running back in the NFL who signed with the Cleveland Browns on March 7, 2007. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana)[1] is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts NFL franchise. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... Timothy Dwanye Hatchett McGee(Born in 1964) is a former professional American football player who played for the Cincinnati Bengals(1986-1992, 1994) and the Washington Redskins(1993) in the National Football League. ... Christopher Bryan Moneymaker (born November 21, 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American poker player who won the main event at the 2003 World Series of Poker (WSOP). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The WSOP logo The World Series of Poker is the most prestigious set of poker tournaments in the world. ... Kevin Scott Nash (born July 9, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional wrestler and actor. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Lindsey Nelson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Denver Post is a daily newspaper published in Denver, Colorado. ... Around the Horn (sometimes abbreviated ATH) is a daily, half-hour sports talk program on ESPN filmed in Washington, D.C. It airs at 5:00 pm ET, in a sports talk hour with Pardon the Interruption, with the hour repeated at 6:00 p. ... Carl Pickens (born March 23, 1970 in Murphy, North Carolina) is a former American Football wide receiver who played for the Cincinnati Bengals, Tennessee Titans and the Dallas Cowboys. ... Reginald Howard Reggie White (December 19, 1961 – December 26, 2004) was a professional American football player. ... A defensive lineman is any of the down positions on the defensive side of American football. ... Al Wilson June 21, 1977-December 3, 2006, is an American football middle linebacker who currently plays for the Denver Broncos, and went to the University of Tennessee and Jackson Central-Merry H.S. Wilson was injured in a Dec cgame agaonst the Seahawk http://www. ... Currently plays safety for the New York Giants. ... Defensive back (DB) is a player in American football whose role is primarily pass coverage; that is, the defensive back will stay near a receiver and try to deflect or intercept any passes thrown to him. ... Gene Wojciechowski is a sports columnist, best known for his work with ESPN. Born in Salina, Kansas, he became a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine in January 1998, having worked as a football reporter for the network since 1992. ... Jason Witten (born May 6, 1982 in Elizabethton, Tennessee) is an American football player who currently plays as a tight end for the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. He attended the University of Tennessee. ... Semeka Chantay Randall (born February 7, 1979, in Cleveland, Ohio) is a former collegiate and professional basketball player. ... Michelle Snow on the Houston Comets Donnette Jé-Michelle Snow (born March 20, 1980 in Pensacola, Florida, USA) is a basketball player from the Womens National Basketball Association. ... {{NFL player |Image= |DateOfBirth=November 10, 1980 (age 26) |Birthplace= Sacramento, CA |College=Tennessee |Position=Wide Receiver |DraftedYear=2002 |DraftedRound=1/ Pick 13 |ProBowls= |NFL=302227 |DatabaseFootball=STALLDON02 |years=2002–2005 2006 2007 |teams=New Orleans Saints Philadelphia Eagles Stallworth was born and raised in Sacramento, California. ... WR can stand for: Wolfs Rain, a popular anime and manga in Japan. ... Phillip Fulmer (born September 1, 1950 in Winchester, Tennessee), is the head football coach at the University of Tennessee, where he has been since 1992. ... Pat Summitt (born Patricia Sue Head on June 14, 1952 in Clarksville, Tennessee) is the coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols basketball team. ... Basketball Hall of Fame Logo The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... Bruce Pearl is an American college basketball coach who currently serves as the head coach of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville mens basketball team. ... Allan Wade Houston (born April 20, 1971, in Louisville, Kentucky, USA) is an American former professional basketball player who spent the majority of his career playing shooting guard for the National Basketball Associations New York Knicks. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Johnny Majors was a longtime College Football Head Coach and alumnus of the University of Tennessee. ...

Journalists and Newscasters

Ann Taylor is a newscaster for National Public Radio (NPR), contributing to All Things Considered since 1989. ... “NPR” redirects here. ... The Knoxville News Sentinel is a newspaper in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA covering general news. ...

Nobel Laureates

For other persons named James Buchanan, see James Buchanan (disambiguation). ... Prof. ...

Science and Technology

Six ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Nautilus. ... Overview Dr. William M. Bass is a forensic anthropologist renowned for his research on human osteology and human decomposition. ... // For the Patricia Cornwell novel, see The Body Farm (novel). ... The simple network management protocol (SNMP) forms part of the internet protocol suite as defined by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). ... Jack Dongarra is a University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the Computer Science Department [1] at the University of Tennessee. ... LINPACK is a software library for performing numerical linear algebra on digital computers. ... LAPACK, the Linear Algebra PACKage, is a software library for numerical computing written in Fortran 77. ... John Gaventa (1949 - ) is political sociologist and a fellow with the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. He received a MacArthur Award in 1981 for his work with the Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, Tennessee. ... Glenn Reynolds (born August 27, 1960) is Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee, and is best known as the Internets Instapundit. ... Instapundit is a very conservative political blog in the United States produced by Glenn Reynolds, a law professor at the University of Tennessee. ... A weblog (now more commonly known as a blog) is a web-based publication consisting primarily of periodic articles (normally, but not always, in reverse chronological order). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...

Astronauts

Joe Frank Edwards, Jr. ... Jeffrey Ashby Jeffrey Shears Ashby (born June 1954) is an American astronaut and a veteran of three space shuttle missions. ... The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an agency of the United States federal government, responsible for the nations public space program. ... Dominic Lee Pudwill Gorie (born 2 May 1957) is an American astronaut and veteran of three space shuttle missions. ... Henry Warren (Hank) Hartsfield, Jr. ... Charles Owen Scorch Hobaugh (Lieutenant Colonel, USMC) is a NASA Astronaut. ... Chris Austin Hadfield (born August 29, 1959) was the first Canadian to walk in space. ... Astronaut Scott J. Kelly This article is about the astronaut Scott J. Kelly. ... Donald H. Peterson (Colonel, USAF, ret. ... Margaret Rhea Seddon, M.D. (born November 8, 1947) is a former NASA Astronaut. ... Barry Eugene Butch Wilmore is a NASA astronaut. ...

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