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Famous History Majors

Politics and Law

John F. Kennedy: President of the United States
Richard M. Nixon: President of the United States
Joe Biden: Vice President of the United States
Anthony M. Kennedy: Supreme Court Justice
Sonia Sotomayor: Supreme Court justice
Newt Gingrich: Former Speaker of the House
Bill Bradley: Former U.S. Senator and NBA player
George Mitchell: Special envoy to the Middle East
Eric Holder: Attorney General of the United States


Robert Johnson: Founder of Black Entertainment Television BET
Carly Fiorina: Former president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard
Ben Silverman: Co-chairman of NBC Entertainment and NBC Universal Entertainment
Martha Stewart: Businesswoman/Author
Lee Iacocca: Industrialist/Former CEO of Chrysler/Author
Sam Palmisano: CEO of IBM Corporation
Chris Hughes: Co-founder of Facebook

Media and Journalism

David Brancaccio: Host of Now on PBS
Ray Suarez: Senior correspondent for PBS NewsHour
Chris Berman: Anchor of ESPN SportsCenter
Charles Kuralt: Author/Former CBS Reporter
Charlie Rose: Journalist/TV Talk Show Host
Wolf Blitzer: Journalist/Author/CNN Reporter
Bill O’Reilly: TV Personality/Author


Steve Carell: Actor/Writer/Producer
Conan O’Brien: Comedian/Writer
Julia Child: Chef
Larry David: Comedian/Writer
Katharine Hepburn: Actress
John Lithgow: Actor
Will Forte: Actor/Comedian
Janeane Garofalo: Comedian, Actress
Ellen Barkin: Actress
Jimmy Buffett: Songwriter, singer, restaurant-chain owner and businessman


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Former Pro Basketball Player
Grant Hill: Pro Basketball Player
Jackie Joyner-Kersee: Olympic Medalist in Track & Field