List of Lehigh University alumni

List of Lehigh University alumni

This is a list of notable alumni from Lehigh University.


*Ron Askin (B.S. Industrial Engr., 1975), Industrial Engineering Department Chairman, Arizona State University, President of the Association of Chairs of Operations Research Departments (ACORD).
*David A. Bader (BSCompE, 1990; MSEE, 1991), professor at Georgia Tech
*Anthony G. Collins (D.Eng. Civil Eng., 1982), President, Clarkson University.
*Dr. Frank L. Douglas 1966, Executive Director of the MIT Center for Biomedical Innovation, formerly executive vice president of R&D at Sanofi-Aventis, recipient of the 2001 and 2004 Global Pharmaceutical R&D Director of the Year Award and 2007 Black History Makers Award
*Peter D. Feaver, (BA, 1983) member of the National Security Council in the Clinton and Bush administrations and professor at Duke University.
*James D. Foley (BSEE, 1964), professor at Georgia Tech
*Kenneth French (Mech. E., 1976), Finance Department Chairman, Dartmouth College, President, American Finance Association
*Deseriee Kennedy, associate professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law and Trustee of University of Tennessee
*James E. Talmage (Geology, 1884), former president of the University of Utah, author, and LDS apostle
*Paul Torgersen, (B.S. Industrial Engr., 1953), former president of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


*William Amelio (BS Chem. Eng., 1979), CEO, Lenovo Group Limited.
*Dexter Baker (MBA, 1957, Hon. D.Eng. 1981), former Chairman, Air Products and Chemicals Inc..
*Scott Belair (BS Business & Economics 1969), co-founder, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People.
*Steve Chang (MS Comp. Sci., 1978), Chairman, Trend Micro.
*Francis Dravo (Mech. E., 1887), Co-founder Dravo Corporation.
*Ralph Dravo (Mech. E., 1889), Co-founder Dravo Corporation.
*Jack Dreyfus (1934), founder of the Dreyfus Fund.
*Eugene Grace (1899), former President, Bethlehem Steel.
*Tom M. Girdler (1901), former CEO, Republic Steel and Chairman, Consolidated Vultee Aircraft.
*Richard Hayne (BA Anthropology 1969), co-founder, Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie and Free People. Names to Forbes 400 World's Richest People in 2008.
*William F. Hecht (BS E.E. 1964, MS E.E. 1970), Chairman & CEO, PPL Corporation.
*Lee Iacocca (Industrial Eng. 1945, Hon D.Eng. 1965), former Chairman, Chrysler Corporation.
*Daniel C. Keefe, former CEO Ingersol-Rand.
*Kevin Kennedy, (BS E.E.) CEO, JDS Uniphase. []
*Philip Kent (BS Business & Economics 1976), Chairman & CEO, Turner Broadcasting.
*Warren Klawitter (BS & MS Mathematics), Vice President & Chief Actuary, GEICO
*Nicholas (Nick) R. Lewis, (Mech. E.), CEO of [ Celsias]
*Ann Lewnes (BA International Relations & Journalism), Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Communications, Adobe Systems
*Judy F. Marks (BS E.E. 1984), President, Lockheed Martin Transportation & Security Solutions.
*Charles D. Marshall (BS Civil Eng., 1888), Co-founder McClintic-Marshall Construction Co.
*John E. McGlade (BS Indust. Eng., MBA), President, Air Products & Chemicals
*Harold Mohler ((BS Chem. Eng., 1948), former President and CEO, Hershey Foods.
*Gilman Murray (1945), former President, Fluor Corporation.
*Howard H. McClintic (BS Civil Eng., 1888), Co-founder McClintic-Marshall Construction Co.
*Henry McInerny (BS 1962), former CEO, Tetley.
*James Ward Packard (Mech. E., 1884), co-founder of Packard Motor Company.
*Joseph R. Perella (BS Business & Economics 1964), former Chairman of Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley.
*Monroe J. Rathbone (1921), former Chairman, Standard Oil of New Jersey.
*Douglas Rogers (1982), President, Wyeth Consumer Healthcare.
*Harold J. Seigle (1941), former President, [ Head Ski] .
*Herbert J. Siegel (1950), former CEO, Chris-Craft Industries.
*Darcy A. Stacom (BS Business & Economics 1980), Vice Chairwoman of CB Richard Ellis []
*John G. Walsh, Jr. (MBA-Finance, 1995), Founder & CEO, Walsh Hering & Co., Visiting Professor of International Finance & Investment Banking, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea.
*Kenneth Wasch (BS Business & Economics 1973), President, Software and Information Industry Association
*Wendell P. Weeks (BS Business & Economics 1981), CEO, Corning.
*George G. Zipf (Met. E. , 1942 Hon. D.Eng. 1978)), former President, Babcock & Wilcox


*Jim Davidson (class of 1985), actor, television show "Pacific Blue".
*Don Most (1972), actor, "Happy Days".


*Richard Harding Davis (1886), war correspondent, journalist and author.
*William P. Gottlieb (BS Business & Economics, 1939), Jazz author and photographer.
*Michael Smerconish (BA Government, 1984), author and radio commentator.


*Maj. Ralph Cheli, USAAF (1941), awarded the Medal of Honor posthumously for valor in World War II in leading an August 18, 1943 bombing mission against a Japanese airbase in New Guinea.
*Maj. David M. Peterson, (1915), Fighter Ace with the Lafayette Escadrille and US Army Air Service credited with 6 victories. Earned the Distinguished Service Cross twice. []
*Maj. General Milnor Roberts, Jr, US Army (1940), former Chief, US Army Reserve.
*Brig. General Colden L'Hommedieu Ruggles, US Army, (Electrical Engineering degree 1903), received the Distinguished Service Medal for his long ordnance service to the Army
*Col. Thomas E. Schaefer, USAF (1953), Air Attaché at the US Embassy, Tehran, during the Iran Hostage Crisis.
*Capt. Frank "Chuck" Spinney, USAFR, (BS Mech. Eng, 1967) Civilian military analyst, called the "Conscience of the Pentagon" for his skill in identifying inefficient defense spending during a 30 year career.


*Pongpol Adireksarn (1964), Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand.
*Ali Al-Naimi (BS Geology), Saudi Arabia Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources and Chairman of Aramco.
*Carville Benson (1890), United States Congressman.
*Charlie Dent (MPA, 1993), United States Congressman.
*Peter D. Feaver, (BA, 1983) member of the National Security Council in the Clinton and Bush administrations and professor at Duke University.
*Leonard Lance (BA, 1974), New Jersey State Senator.
*John Louis Loughran, former U.S. Ambassador to Somalia.
*Robert Martin (MA History, 1971), New Jersey State Senator.
*Paul F. McHale, Jr. (BA Government, 1972), Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and former United States Congressman.
*Donald L. Ritter (BS Metallurgy, 1961), United States Congressman from the Fifteenth District, PA from 1979-1993.

Pulitzer Prize winner

*Joe Morgenstern (BA English, 1953), 2005 Pulitzer Prize winner.


*John-David F. Bartoe (BS Physics 1966), Space Shuttle Astronaut and ISS Research manager for NASA.
*Albert P. Crary (MS Physics), Antarctic Explorer.
*Lt. Col. Terry Hart, USAF (BS Mech. E., 1968, Hon. D.Eng., 1988), NASA Space Shuttle astronaut.
*Lester Hogan, (PhD Physics 1950), Microwave and semiconductor pioneer.
*Jesse W. Reno, (BS Mech Eng., 1883) builder of the world's first escalator.
*Robert Serber (BS Engineering Physics, 1930), physicist who participated in the Manhattan Project.
*Richard Hawley Tucker (BS Civil Eng., 1887), astronomer, Tucker Crater on the Moon is named after him.
*Claude Allen Porter Turner (BS Civil Eng., 1890), developed many early reinforced concrete techniques.
*J. Lamar Worzel (1941), geophysicist and oceanographer


*Rabih Abdullah (1998), former NFL running back for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears, and New England Patriots.
*Craig Anderson, (1960) former MLB pitcher for the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals.
*Adam Bergen (2004), National Football League tight end for Arizona Cardinals and Dallas Cowboys.
*Snooks Dowd, Lehigh football star in 1918 and Major League Baseball player.
*John Fitch (BS Civil Eng., 1938), auto racer now attempting speed record at 89. []
*Al Holbert (Mech. E. 1968), Five-time IMSA GT Champion and member of International Motorsports Hall of Fame.
*John Hill, (1972), former National Football League Center for the New York Giants and New Orleans Saints
*Steve Kreider, (1978), former National Football League receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals.
*Tim Mayer, (1991), Motorsports Organizer & Official. COO IMSA and ALMS, ACCUS,FIA Former CART official.
*Kim McQuilken, (1974), former National Football League quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins.
*Rich Owens, (1994), former National Football League defensive end for the Washington Redskins, Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks.
*Vince Pazzetti (1915), Member of College Football Hall of Fame
*Roger Penske (1959), NASCAR and IRL team owner and Member of International Motorsports Hall of Fame.
*Julius Seligson (1930), NCAA and ITA National Tennis Champion, Member, ITA Hall of Fame.
*Lake Underwood, (Mech. E.), sports car racer.
*Bobby Weaver, (1981) gold medal winner, wrestling, 1984 Summer Olympics.
*Finn Wentworth (1980), former owner, New Jersey Nets and President YankeeNets.
*Adam Williamson (2005), MLS soccer player for the New England Revolution.

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