Notable California Alumni
Shareef Abdur-Rahim - NBA All-Star, 2000 U.S. Olympian
Scott Adams - Creator of Dilbert comic strip
Lisa Arce - Pro beach volleyball star
Steve Bartkowski - No. 1 overall pick in 1975 NFL Draft
Stephen Bechtel - Founder of world's largest constructional engineering firm
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto - President and Prime Minister, Pakistan
Matt Biondi - Three-time Olympic swimmer, winner of eight gold medals
Rose Bird - Chief Justice, Supreme Court of California
Bill Bixby - Actor, "The Incredible Hulk"
W. Michael Blumenthal - U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
Jerry Brown - State Attorney General, two-time Governor of California, Mayor of Oakland
Thomas Cech - Chemist, Nobel Prize winner
Peter Chernin - Owner of Chernin Entertainment and The Chernin Group
Leroy Chiao - First Chinese-American astronaut
Choon Kun Cho - President, Korean Airlines
Rachelle Chong - Member, Federal Communications Commission
Steven Chu - U.S. Secretary of Energy
Beverly Cleary - Author, "Ramona the Pest"
Natalie Coughlin - Winner of 11 Olympic medals in swimming
Joan Didion - Author, "Play It as It Lays"
Brig. Gen. James H. Doolittle - World War II hero, Medal of Honor recipient
Adam Duritz - Lead singer, Counting Crows
Maria Echaveste - Deputy Chief of Staff, Clinton Administration
Joy (Biefeld) Fawcett - Member of three U.S. Olympic soccer teams
Don Fisher - Founder and Chairman of the Board, The Gap
John Kenneth Galbraith - Economist
Tony Gonzalez - NFL All-Pro tight end
Walter A. Gordon - Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. District Court Judge
Michele Granger - Olympic gold medalist, softball pitcher
Jennifer Granholm - Governor of Michigan
Andrew Grove - President and CEO, Intel Corporation
Walter Haas Jr. - President, Levi Strauss & Co.; Owner of Oakland Athletics
Philip Habib - U.S. Special Envoy to Middle East
William Randolph Hearst Jr. - Newspaper publisher
Marguerite Higgins - Journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
Susanna Hoffs - Lead singer, The Bangles
Lance Ito - Superior Court Judge, presided over 1995 O.J. Simpson murder trial
Ida Jackson - United Nations observer, founder local chapter of National Council of Negro Women
Jackie Jensen - 1958 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 World Champion, U.S. Olympian, NBA All-Star
Maxine Hong Kingston - Author, 1997 National Humanities Medal
Barbara Lee - U.S. Congresswoman
Yuan T. Lee - Chemist, Nobel Prize winner
Willard Libby - Physical chemist, discovered Carbon 14, Nobel Prize winner
Tung Yen Lin - World-renowned civil engineer
Jack London - Author, "The Call of the Wild"
Wiley Manuel - First African American Supreme Court of California Justice
Jerry Mathers - Actor, "Leave it to Beaver"
Brian Maxwell - Founder, PowerBar
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 Corporation
Julia Morgan - Architect
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"
Kenneth Pitzer - Chemist, president, Stanford University
Robert Raven - President, American Bar Association
Helen Wills Moody Roark - Winner of eight Wimbledon championships
Aaron Rodgers - NFL Pro Bowl quarterback, Super Bowl XLV champion and MVP
Glenn Seaborg - Nuclear physicist, Nobel Prize winner, cofounder of Element 106
Margaret Rhea Seddon - Astronaut
Michael Silver - Yahoo! Sports sportswriter
William G. Simon - Director, FBI
Samuel Smith - President, Washington State University
Robert Gordon Sproul - President, University of California
Leigh Steinberg - Lawyer, sports agent
Michelle Tafoya - Sportscaster, Monday Night Football sideline reporter
George Takei - Actor, Mr. Sulu on "Star Trek"
Roger Traynor - Chief Justice, Supreme Court of California
Eugene Trefethen Jr. - President, Kaiser Industries
Rex Walheim - Space Shuttle astronaut
Earl Warren - Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the United States
Alice Waters - Chef, restaurateur, "Chez Panisse"
Jann Wenner - Cofounder, "Rolling Stone" magazine
Lionel Wilson - First African American mayor of Oakland
Pete Wilson - Governor of California
Dean Witter - Founder, Dean Witter Financial Services
Steve Wozniak - Cofounder, Apple Computer, Inc.
James D. Zellerbach - U.S. Ambassador to Italy