Notable California Alumni


Shareef Abdur-Rahim - NBA All-Star, 2000 U.S. Olympian
Nathan Adrian - U.S. swimmer, winner of multiple Olympic and World Championship medals
Horace Albright - Awarded 1980 Medal of Freedom
Roger Baccigaluppi - President, Blue Diamond Growers
Stanley Barnes - Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals
Steve Bartkowski - No. 1 overall NFL draft pick in 1975
Stephen Bechtel - Founder of world's largest constructional engineering firm
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto - President, Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Matt Biondi - Three-time Olympic swimmer, winner of eight gold medals
Rose Bird -Chief Justice, California Supreme Court
Bill Bixby - Actor, "The Incredible Hulk"
W. Michael Blumenthal - U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
Allen Broussard - Assoc. Justice, California Supreme Court
Jerry Brown - Governor of California, Mayor of Oakland
Thomas Cech - Chemist, Nobel Prize winner
Peter Chernin - Chairman, 20th Century Fox
Leroy Chiao - First Chinese-American astronaut
Choon Kun Cho - President, Korean Airlines
John Cho - Actor, "Star Trek," "Harold and Kumar," "American Pie"
Rachelle Chong - Member, Federal Communications Commission
Beverly Cleary - Author, "Ramona the Pest"
Natalie Coughlin - U.S. swimmer, winner of multiple Olympic and World Championship medals
Shirley Dean - Mayor of Berkeley
Joan Didion - Author, "Play It as It Lays"
Gen. James H. Doolittle - World War II hero, Medal of Honor winner
Newton Drury - Director, National Park Service
Adam Duritz - Lead singer, Counting Crows
Maria Echaveste - Deputy Chief of Staff, Clinton Administration
Joseph Erlanger - Winner of 1944 Nobel Prize for chemistry
Joy (Biefeld) Fawcett - U.S. women's soccer team, 1991 & 1999 Women's World Cup champion, 1996 U.S. Olympic gold medalist
Don Fisher - Chief Executive Officer, The Gap
David Flinn - President, University of Wisconsin
John Kenneth Galbraith - Economist
John W. Gardner - U.S. Secretary of Health, Education & Welfare
Tony Gonzalez - NFL All-Pro tight end
Mark Goodson - TV producer, "Family Feud", "The Price is Right"
Walter A. Gordon - Governor of Virgin Islands, U.S. District Court Judge
Michele Granger - Olympic gold medallist, softball pitcher
Andrew Grove - President and CEO of Intel Corporation
Walter Haas Jr. - President, Levi Strauss & Co.; former owner of Oakland Athletics
Philip Habib - U.S. Special Envoy to Middle East
William R. Hearst Jr. - Newspaper publisher
Thelton E. Henderson - Chief judge, U.S. District Court of Northern California
Judith Heumann - Asst. U.S. Secretary of Education
Marguerite Higgins - Journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
Susanna Hoffs - Lead singer of "The Bangles"
Lance Ito - Superior Court Judge, presided over O.J. Simpson trial
Ida Jackson - United Nations observer, founder local chapter of National Council of Negro Women
Jackie Jensen - Former American League MVP
Kevin Johnson - NBA All-Star, Mayor of Sacramento
Edgar F. Kaiser - Founder, Kaiser Permanente
Jeff Kent - 2000 National League MVP
Clark Kerr - Chancellor, UC Berkeley
Jason Kidd - NBA All-Star, 2000 U.S. Olympian, NBA Head Coach
Maxine Hong Kingston - Author, 1997 National Humanities Medal
Yuan T. Lee - Chemist, Nobel Prize winner
Jean Lemmon - Editor, "Better Homes and Gardens"
Willard Libby - Scientist, discovered Carbon 14, Nobel Prize winner
Tung Yen Lin - World-renown civic engineer
Jack London - Author, "The Call of the Wild"
Marshawn Lynch - NFL All-Pro running back, Super Bowl XLVII winner
Alex Mack - NFL All-Pro center
Wiley Manuel - First African-American California State Supreme Court Justice
Jerry Mathers - Actor, "Leave it to Beaver"
John A. McCone - Director of CIA, Atomic Energy Commission
Terry McMillan - Author, "Waiting To Exhale," "How Stella Got Her Groove Back"
Robert McNamara - U.S. Secretary of Defense
Mary T. Meagher - U.S. Olympic swimmer, winner of three gold medals
Norman Mineta - U.S. Secretary of Transportation
Gordon Moore - Co-founder, Intel Corp.
Alex Morgan - U.S. and professional soccer player, Olympic gold medalist
Julia Morgan - Architect
Emil M. Mrak - Chancellor, UC Davis
Hardy Nickerson - NFL All-Pro linebacker
Sadako Ogata - U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees
Gregory Peck - Actor, Academy Award winner, "To Kill a Mockingbird"
Chris Pine - Actor, "Star Trek," "Unstoppable"
Kenneth Pitzer - Chemist, president of Stanford University
Robert Raven - President, American Bar Association
Helen Wills Moody Roark - Winner of eight Wimbledon championships
Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers quarterback, Super Bowl XLV winner, 2011 NFL MVP
James Schamus - Producer, "In the Bedroom"
Glenn Seaborg - Nuclear physicist, Nobel Prize winner, co-founder of Element 106
Margaret Rhea Seddon - Astronaut
Mimi Silbert - Co-founder, Delancey Street Foundation
William G. Simon - Director, FBI
Samuel Smith - President, Washington State University
Leigh Steinberg - Lawyer, sports agent
Irving Stone - Chairman, American Greetings Co.
Michelle Tafoya - TV Sports Personality
George Takei - Actor, Mr. Sulu on "Star Trek"
Roger Traynor - Chief Justice, California Supreme Court
Eugene Trefethen Jr. - President, Kaiser Industries
Dana Vollmer - U.S. swimmer, winner of multiple Olympic and World Championship medals
Rex Walheim - Space Shuttle astronaut
Earl Warren - Chief Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
Alice Waters - Chef, restaurateur, "Chez Panisse"
Jann Wenner - Founder, "Rolling Stone" magazine
Frederick Weyand - U.S. Army Chief of Staff
Lionel Wilson - First African-American mayor of Oakland
Pete Wilson - Governor of California
Dean Witter - Founder, Dean Witter Financial Services
Steve Wozniak - Co-founder, Apple Computer Systems
James D. Zellerbach - U.S. Ambassador to Italy