Politics – Senator John Neely Kennedy BA Vanderbilt 1973, president senior class and Phi Beta Kappa, JD University of Virginia School of Law 1977, executive editor of Virginia Law Review, Bachelor of Civil Law first class honors Magdalen College Oxford 1979, studied under Sir Rupert Cross and John H.C. Morris
Science – Richard Lindzen Bronx High School of Science, winner of Regents and National Merit Scholarships, AB Physics Harvard 1960, S.M. Applied Mathematics Harvard 1961, PhD Applied Mathematics Harvard 1964, doctoral thesis Radiative and photochemical processes in strato - and mesospheric dynamics
Economics – Milton Friedman BA Rutgers University 1932, MA University of Chicago 1933, PhD Columbia University 1934, Professor University of Chicago 1947-1977, visiting scholar Federal Reserve Bank San Francisco, colleague Hoover Institution Stanford
Literature – J.R.R. Tolkien English Language and Literature Exeter College Oxford 1915 first-class honors, tutored by Joseph Wright, author of Primer of the Gothic Language, tutor at Lady Margaret Hall and St. Hugh’s College 1919, reader at the University of Leeds 1920
Two Jews, two Catholics, and one Protestant.
No one’s perfect, but a few get close.