**Famous
Math Majors**

**Michael Jordan** - basketball
player, switched majors his junior year

**David Robinson** - basketball
player, BS in mathematics from United States Naval Academy

**Viginia Wade **- tennis player,
mathematics & physics degree from Sussex University

**Teri Hatcher** - actress,
mathematics & engineering major at DeAnza Junior College

**Danica McKellar** - actress,
mathematics major at UCLA

**Art Garfunkel **- musician, MA in
mathematics from Columbia University, started PhD

**Harry Blackmun** - Supreme Court
justice, mathematics degree from Harvard

**William J. Perry** - Secretary of
Defense (Clinton), degrees from Stanford and Penn State, advisor
George Polya

**Corazon Aquino** - President of
Philippines, mathematics minor at the College of Mt. St. Vincent

**Ralph Abernathy** - Civil Rights
leader, math major

**David Dinkins** - Mayor of New
York, BA in mathematics from Howard University

**Alberto Fujimori **- President of
Peru, master's degree in math from the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee

**Leon Trotsky** - Russian
revolutionary, began studying mathematics at Odessa in 1897,
imprisoned in Siberia

**Carl Rowan** - syndicated
columnist for Washington Post, mathematics degree from Oberlin
College

**Heloise** - minored in mathematics

**Larry Niven** - science fiction
writer, majored in mathematics

**Alexander Solzhenitsyn** - author,
degree in mathematics & physics from the University of Rostov

**J. P. Morgan** - banking, steel,
and railroad tycoon, mathematician

**Ira Glasser** - executive director
of ACLU, BS and MA in mathematics

**Lee Hsien Loong** - Deputy Prime
Minister of Singapore, a Bachelor's degree from Cambridge

**Laurence H. Tribe** - Professor at
Harvard Law School, BA in mathematics from Harvard

**Phillip Glass** - composer, a
Bachelor's in mathematics from the University of Chicago

**Carole King** - singer-songwriter,
dropped out after one year of college

**Tom Lehrer **-
songwriter-parodist, PhD student in mathematics at Harvard

**Bram Stoker** - author of Dracula,
took honors at Trinity University, Dublin

**Christopher Wren** - architect of
St. Paul's Cathedral in London, majored in mathematics

**John Maynard Keynes** - economist,
MA and 12th Wrangler, Cambridge University

**Ed Thorpe** - one of the inventors
of program-trading on Wall Street, majored in mathematics

**Davey Johnson** - manager of the
1986 New York Mets, mathematics major

**Frank Ryan** - star quarterback
for the Cleveland Browns, PhD in mathematics from Rice

**Ted Kaczinski** - unabomber, PhD
in mathematics from University of Michigan

**Ahmed Chalabi** - Iraqi National
Congress member, Ph.D. in mathematics from University of Chicago

**Simeon DeWitt **- George
Washington's Chief Geographer (Revolutionary War), first math major
at Rutgers

**George Saitoti** - vice-president
of Kenya, Ph.D. in Algebraic Topology from Warwick University

**Inaba Koshi **- singer, majored in
mathematics at Yokohama National University

**Clifford Brown** - fifties jazz
trumpeter, majored in mathematics

**Helene Foellinger** - journalist,
majored in mathematics at the University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champange

**Kai Krause** - computer graphics
artist (MetaCreations), majored in mathematics

**Dan Monson** - basketball coach at
the University of Minnesota, majored in mathematics

**Margaret Ella Richter** - Heaven's
Gate member, majored in math, computer science & German at UC
Berkeley

**References:**

www.southalabama.edu/mathstat/info/why_math/famous.shtml

www.loyola.edu/mathsci/resources/famousnonmathematicians.htm

web.stcloudstate.edu/drbuske/famousnonmathematicians.html