Addison Clark Addison Clark (1842—1911) was a co-founder and the first president of Texas Christian University (TCU).
Adiel Sherwood Thomas Adiel Sherwood was an American author and college president of Marshall College.
Alice Spencer Geddes Lloyd Alice Spencer Geddes Lloyd (November 13, 1876 – September 4, 1962) was an American social reformer who founded Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Kentucky.
Alonzo Garcelon Dr. Alonzo Garcelon (May 6, 1813 – December 8, 1906) was the 36th Governor of Maine, an American Civil War surgeon general, and a co-founder of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.
Andrew Carnegie Andrew Carnegie (but commonly or November 25, 1835 – August 11, 1919) was a Scottish-American industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19t...
Anna Maria Calhoun Clemson Anna Maria Calhoun Clemson (1817–1875) was the daughter of John C. Calhoun and the wife of Thomas Green Clemson, the Founder of Clemson University.
Arthur Fenner Arthur Fenner (December 10, 1745 – October 15, 1805) served as the fourth Governor of Rhode Island from 1790 until his death in 1805.
Asa Packer Asa Packer (December 29, 1805 - May 17, 1879) was an American businessman who pioneered railroad construction, was active in Pennsylvania politics, and founded Lehigh University.
Ashley S. Johnson Ashley Sydney Johnson was a Protestant minister who founded Johnson University in Tennessee.
Augustine Kandathil Mar Augustine Kandathil (b. at Chempu, near Vaikom, in Kottayam, Kingdom of Travancore, 25 August 1874; d. at Ernakulam, Travancore-Cochin, India, 10 January 1956) was the first and longest serv...
Barbara Bodichon Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (8 April 1827 – 11 June 1891) was an English educationalist, artist, and a leading mid nineteenth-century feminist and activist for women's rights.
Barry Chant Barry Chant (born 1938) is the author of Heart of Fire: The story of Australian Pentecostalism (the first history of Australian pentecostalism) and a co-founder and founding principal of Tab...
Ben M. Bogard Benjamin Marcus Bogard (March 9, 1868 – May 29, 1951) was an American Baptist clergyman, author, editor, educator, radio broadcaster, and champion debater in primarily the U.S. state of Arkansas.
Benajah Harvey Carroll Benajah Harvey Carroll, known as B. H. Carroll (December 27, 1843 – November 11, 1914), was a Baptist pastor, theologian, teacher, and author.
Benedict Lapham Benedict Lapham (June 26, 1816-June 16, 1883) was a New England industrialist and philanthropist.
Benjamin E. Bates Benjamin Edward Bates was a New England industrialist and philanthropist, who was the namesake and a founder of Bates College and the Bates Mill in Lewiston, Maine.
Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin (April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and in many ways was "the First American".
Benjamin Wofford Benjamin Wofford was a Methodist minister who was a co-founder and the namesake of Wofford College in South Carolina in the United States.
Channing Moore Williams Channing Moore Williams, (17 July 1829 – 2 December 1910) was an Episcopal Church missionary, later appointed Bishop, to China and Japan.
Charles Herbert Levermore Charles Herbert Levermore (October 15, 1856 - October 20, 1927) was an American academic and peace activist who won the American Peace Award.
Charles Macalester Charles Macalester II (1798–1873) was a businessman, Presbyterian Church philanthropist, and namesake of Macalester College in Minnesota.
Claus Lauritz Clausen Claus Lauritz Clausen (November 3, 1820 – February 20, 1892) was an American pioneer Lutheran minister, church leader, military chaplain and politician.
Daniel Brainard Daniel Brainard was a Chicago based surgeon and founder of Rush Medical College.
David Purviance David Purviance, November 14, 1766–August 19, 1847, was a member of the Kentucky legislature, a member of the Ohio legislature, and an important early leader in the Stone-Campbell Restoration M...
Deborah Fisher Wharton Deborah Fisher Wharton (1795 – 1888) was an American Quaker minister, suffragist, social reformer and proponent of women's rights, and the mother of industrialist Joseph Wharton.
Donald Owens Donald D. Owens (born September 12, 1926 in Marionville, Missouri) is an American general superintendent emeritus in the Church of the Nazarene, and also a retired ordained minister, missionary,...
Ebenezer Fitch Ebenezer Fitch (September 26, 1756 – March 21, 1833) was an American Calvinist clergyman and educator.
Edison E. Oberholtzer Edison Ellsworth Oberholtzer (6 May 1880 – 18 June 1954) was the founder and first president of the University of Houston.
Eleazar Wheelock Eleazar Wheelock (April 22, 1711 – April 24, 1779) was an American Congregational minister, orator, and educator in Lebanon, Connecticut, for 35 years before founding Dartmouth College in N...
Eliza Kellas Eliza Kellas (October 4, 1864-April 10, 1943) was an American educator most known as former principal of Emma Willard School and co-founder of Russell Sage College.
Eugenio Garza Sada Eugenio Garza Sada (born January 11, 1892 died September 17, 1973) was an industrialist in the city of Monterrey, Mexico best known for founding the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher ...
Ezra Stiles Ezra Stiles was an American academic and educator, a Congregationalist minister, theologian and author.
Frances Shimer Frances Shimer, born Frances Ann Wood, was an American educator.
Fukuzawa Yukichi Fukuzawa Yukichi was a Japanese author, Enlightenment writer, teacher, translator, entrepreneur and journalist who founded Keio-Gijuku University, the newspaper Jiji-Shinpo and the Institute...
Gardner Colby Gardner Colby was a prominent businessman and Christian philanthropist.
George McClellan (physician) George McClellan (December 22, 1796 in Woodstock, Connecticut – May 9, 1847 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was a 19th-century American medical doctor.
George Pepperdine George Pepperdine (1886-1962) was a Christian entrepreneur and philanthropist who was the founder of Pepperdine University in California.
George S. Park George Shepherd Park (October 28, 1811 – June 6, 1890) was a Texas War of Independence hero and founder of Parkville, Missouri, Park University and Manhattan, Kansas.
Gertrude I. Johnson Gertrude I. Johnson was a college-educated teacher who, along with fellow teacher Mary T. Wales, founded Johnson & Wales Business School in 1914 in Providence, RI.
Gilbert Tennent Gilbert Tennent (February 5, 1703 – July 23, 1764) was a religious leader, born in County Armagh, Ireland.
Hamlet Isakhanli Hamlet Abdulla oglu Isayev (Hamlet Abdulla oğlu İsayev) (born March 1, 1948, Kosali, near Gardabani, Georgia) is an Azerbaijani mathematician, poet, science and social science writer, living fou...
Harry C. Bentley Harry C. Bentley was the founder and namesake of Bentley University.
Helen Adelia Rowe Metcalf Helen Adelia Rowe Metcalf (1830-1895) was a founder and director of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence, Rhode Island.
Henry Appenzeller Rev. Henry Gerhard Appenzeller (February 6, 1858 – June 11, 1902) was a Methodist missionary.
Henry Beadman Bryant Henry Beadman Bryant (1824–1892) was an author and co-founder and namesake of Bryant & Stratton College and Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
Henry D. Cogswell Dr. Henry Daniel Cogswell (March 3, 1820 – July 8, 1900) was a dentist and a crusader in the temperance movement.
Henry Dwight Stratton Henry Dwight Stratton (1824-1867) was an author and co-founder and namesake of Bryant & Stratton College.
Homer Pace Homer St. Clair Pace (April 13, 1879—May 22, 1942) was an American business educator and innovator in the field of accountancy who, along with his brother Charles Ashford Pace, founded Pac...
Horace Grant Underwood Horace Grant Underwood (July 19, 1859 - October 12, 1916) was a Presbyterian missionary, educator, and translator who dedicated his life to developing the Korean society and Christianity.
Hugh Henry Brackenridge Hugh Henry Brackenridge (1748 – June 25, 1816) was an American writer, lawyer, judge, and Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice.
Isaac Backus Isaac Backus (January 9, 1724November 20, 1806) was a leading Baptist preacher during the era of the American Revolution who campaigned against state-established churches in New England.
Isaac Goodnow Isaac Tichenor Goodnow (January 17, 1814 – March 20, 1894) was an abolitionist and co-founder of Kansas State University and Manhattan, Kansas.
Isaac Lane Isaac Lane (1834–1937) was the fourth bishop of the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church, which established Lane College in 1882.
Isaac Royall, Jr. Isaac Royall, Jr. (1719–1781) was a colonial American slaveholder who played an important role in the creation of Harvard Law School.
Isawa Shūji Isawa Shūji was a Japanese educator of the Meiji period.
Israel Goldstein Israel Goldstein (June 18, 1896 – 1986) was an American-born Israeli rabbi, author and Zionist leader.
Israel Williams Israel Williams (1709–1788) was an American educator and judge who founded Williams College in 1793 by bequest of Ephraim Williams.
James Archibald Campbell James Archibald Campbell (January 13, 1862 – March 18, 1934) founded Campbell University (originally Buies Creek Academy) in Buies Creek, North Carolina in 1887.
James G. Blaine James Gillespie Blaine (January 31, 1830January 27, 1893) was an American Republican politician who served as United States Representative, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives,...
James Gower Rev. James Gower (August 17, 1922 – December 17, 2012) was an American Roman Catholic priest and peace activist.
James Manning (minister) James Manning (October 22, 1738 – July 29, 1791) was an American Baptist minister, educator and legislator from Providence, Rhode Island best known for being the first president of Brown Univers...
Jeremiah Chaplin Jeremiah Chaplin (January 2, 1776 – May 7, 1841) was a Reformed Baptist theologian who served as the first president of Colby College (then called the Waterville College) in Maine.
Jerry Falwell Jerry Lamon Falwell, Sr. (August 11, 1933 – May 15, 2007) was an American evangelical Southern Baptist pastor, televangelist, and a conservative political commentator.
John Bard John Bard (1819-1899) was a Christian philanthropist.
John Carroll (bishop) John Carroll, (January 8, 1735 – December 3, 1815) was the first Roman Catholic bishop and archbishop in the United States—serving as the ordinary of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
John Collins Bryant John Collins Bryant (1821-1901) was a physician, author, and the co-founder and namesake of Bryant & Stratton College and Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
John Emory John Emory (11 April 1789 – 1835) was an American bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, elected in 1832.
John Evans (governor) John Evans (March 9, 1814 – July 2, 1897) was a U.S. politician, physician, railroad promoter, Governor of the Territory of Colorado, and namesake of Evanston, Illinois; Evans, Colorado; a...
John Fox Slater John Fox Slater (March 4, 1815 - May 7, 1884), United States philanthropist known for assisting in the education of emancipated African American slaves.
John Gano John Gano (Hopewell Township, Mercer County, New Jersey on July 22, 1727 - August 10, 1804) was a Baptist minister and Revolutionary War chaplain who allegedly baptized his friend, General Georg...
John Goucher John Franklin Goucher (1845-1922) was a Methodist pastor who was the co-founder and namesake of Goucher College in Maryland.
John Gresham Machen John Gresham Machen (July 28, 1881 – January 1, 1937) was an American Presbyterian theologian in the early 20th century.
John Harvard (clergyman) John Harvard was an English minister in America whose deathbed bequest to the "schoale or Colledge" recently authorized by the Massachusetts Bay Colony was so gratefully received that it was sub...
John Sperling John Glen Sperling (born January 9, 1921) is an American businessman who is credited with leading the contemporary for-profit education movement in the United States.
Johns Hopkins Johns Hopkins (May 19, 1795 – December 24, 1873) was an American entrepreneur, abolitionist and philanthropist of 19th-century Baltimore, Maryland.
Jonathan Dickinson (New Jersey) Jonathan Dickinson (April 22, 1688 – October 7, 1747) was a Congregational, later Presbyterian, minister, a leader in the Great Awakening of the 1730s and 1740s, and a co-founder and first...
Jonathan Maxcy Jonathan Maxcy (September 2, 1768 – June 4, 1820) was the second president of Brown University (then known as the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations); t...
Joseph Cochran Joseph Plumb Cochran, M.D. (January 14, 1855, Urmia, Iran – August 18, 1905, Urmia, Iran), was an American Presbyterian missionary.
Joseph Denison Joseph J. Denison (October 1, 1815 – February 19, 1900) was a Methodist pastor; the first President of Kansas State University; and a founder of Manhattan, Kansas, having volunteered to go to Ka...
Joseph Hardy Neesima Joseph Hardy Neesima was a Japanese missionary and educator of the Meiji era who founded Doshisha University and Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts.
Joseph Strub Joseph Strub, C.S.Sp., an Alsatian missionary priest with the Congregation of the Holy Ghost, was the founder of what is today Duquesne University, which was called the Pittsburgh Catholic Colle...
Joseph Wanton Joseph Wanton (1705–1780) was a merchant and governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations from 1769 to 1775.
Joshua Babcock Joshua Babcock was a physician, American Revolution general, Rhode Island Supreme Court justice, and postmaster from Westerly, Rhode Island.
June Buchanan June Buchanan (June 21, 1887 – May 31, 1988) was an American educator and the co-founder of Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Kentucky.
Justo Sierra Justo Sierra Méndez (Campeche, Republic of Yucatán, January 26, 1848 - Madrid, Spain, September 13, 1912), was a prominent Mexican writer, journalist, poet and political figure of the second hal...
K.M. Munshi Kanhaiyalal Maneklal Munshi (કનૈયાલાલ માણેકલાલ મુનશી) (December 30, 1887 - February 8, 1971) was an Indian independence movement activist, politician, writer and educationist from Gujarat state.
Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi Kanaiyalal Maneklal Munshi, (December 30, 1887 – February 8, 1971) popularly known as Kulapati Dr. K. M. Munshi, was an Indian independence movement activist, politician, writer and educat...
Kanhaiyalal Maneklal Munshi Kanayalal Maneklal Munshi or Kulapati Dr. K.M. Munshi was an Indian independence movement activist, politician, writer and educationist from Gujarat state.
Katharine Gibbs Katharine Gibbs (1863-1934) was the founder of Gibbs College, now a for-profit institution of higher education.
Kevin O'Brien (Texas pastor) Kevin O'Brien, usually known as Brother Kevin (October 31, 1955 – February 27, 2008), was an Independent Baptist clergyman who served as the pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Lubbo...
Kuniyoshi Obara Kuniyoshi Obara was an influential Japanese educational reformer and publisher.
Leland Stanford Amasa Leland Stanford (March 9, 1824June 21, 1893) was an American tycoon, industrialist, politician and founder of Stanford University.
Les Brewer Les Brewer is an American businessman who co-founded the College of the Atlantic, a private, liberal arts college located in Mount Desert Island, Maine, in 1969.
Linus A. Sims Linus Arthur Sims (September 22, 1882 - September 15, 1949) was an educator and administrator who was the driving force behind the establishment of Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, ...
Lucy Skidmore Scribner Lucy Skidmore Scribner (July 4, 1853 - May 3, 1931) was the founder of Skidmore College.
Luther Rice Luther Rice (1783–1836), was a Baptist minister who, after a thwarted mission to India, returned to America where he spent the remainder of his career raising funds for missions and advocating ...
Madan Mohan Malaviya Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya (पंडित मदन मोहन मालवीय) (1861–1946) was an Indian educationist and politician notable for his role in the Indian independence movement and his espousal of Hindu nati...
Mar Augustine Kandathil Mar Augustine Kandathil (b. at Chempu, near Vaikom, in Kottayam, Kingdom of Travancore, 25 August 1874; d. at Ernakulam, Travancore-Cochin, India, 10 January 1956) was the first and longest serv...
Marcus Berquist Marcus Berquist (1934 – November 2, 2010) was one of the founders of Thomas Aquinas College, a professor, and an expert on the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Martha Magee Martha Magee was a philanthropist and a co-founder and the namesake of Magee College in Ireland.
Mary F. Scranton Mary F. Scranton (born December 9, 1832 in Belchertown, Massachusetts - October 8, 1909) was a Methodist Episcopal Church missionary.
Mary McLeod Bethune Mary Jane McLeod Bethune (July 10, 1875 – May 18, 1955) was an American educator and civil rights leader best known for starting a school for African-American students in Daytona Beach, Florida,...
Mary T. Wales Mary T. Wales (died 1952) was a college-educated teacher who, along with fellow teacher Gertrude I. Johnson, founded Johnson & Wales Business School (now University) in 1914 in Providence, RI.
Master DeRose Luiz Sergio Alvarez DeRose, is an educator and writer, founder of the Primeira Universidade de Yoga do Brasil and Uni-Yoga.
Mikio Mizuta Mikio Mizuta was a Japanese jurist, educator and politician.
Morgan Edwards Morgan Edwards (May 9, 1722 – January 25, 1795) was a Welsh historian of religion, Baptist pastor, and notable for his teaching on the 'rapture' before its popularization by John Nelson Darby (1...
Moses Brown Moses Brown (September 23, 1738 – September 6, 1836) was a co-founder of Brown University and a New England abolitionist and industrialist, who funded the design and construction of some of the...
New Il-han New Il-han (유일한 柳一韓, January 15, 1895March 11, 1971), or Yu Il-han, was a Korean independent activist and enterpriser.
Nicholas Brown, Jr. Nicholas Brown, Jr. (1769–1841), was a Providence, Rhode Island businessman and philanthropist who was the namesake of Brown University.
Nicholas Brown, Sr. Nicholas Brown, Sr. (July 26, 1729 – May 29, 1791) was a Providence, Rhode Island merchant who co-founded the College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, which was ...
Nicholas Devereux St. Bonaventure University is a private, Franciscan Catholic university, located near Olean, New York.
Norman Geisler Norman L. Geisler (born 1932) is a Christian apologist and the co-founder of Southern Evangelical Seminary outside Charlotte, North Carolina, where he formerly taught.
Oren B. Cheney Oren Burbank Cheney (December 10, 1816 – December 22, 1903) was a Free Will Baptist clergyman, an abolitionist and the founder of Bates College.
Pat Robertson Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson (born March 22, 1930) is an American media mogul, executive chairman, and a former Southern Baptist minister, who generally supports conservative Christian ideals.
Patrick Roger Cleary Patrick Roger Cleary (1858-1948) (known locally as P.R. Cleary) was the founder and namesake of Cleary University in Howell, Michigan.
Paul Tien Paul Shu-Pei Tien, Ph.D. is an American educator who was born in Tianjin, China and grew up in Taiwan.
Peter Mogila Metropolitan Peter (secular name Petro Mohyla, Петро Симеонович Могила, Petru Movilă; 21 December 1596 – 22 December 1646) was a Metropolitan of Kiev, Halych and All-Rus' from 1633 u...
Philip Livingston Philip Livingston (January 15, 1716 – June 12, 1778) was an American merchant and statesman from New York City.
Pyotr Kapitsa Pyotr Leonidovich Kapitsa or Peter Kapitza (Russian Пётр Леони́дович Капи́ца) (– 8 April 1984) was a leading Soviet physicist and Nobel laureate.
R. G. LeTourneau Robert Gilmour LeTourneau (November 30, 1888 – June 1, 1969), was born in Richford, Vermont, and was a prolific inventor of earthmoving machinery.
Raúl Baillères Raúl Baillères (1895 – 1967) created a business empire in Mexico.
Robert Ross (entrepreneur) Robert Ross (born Robert Rosen; December 26, 1918 – March 19, 2011) was the founder of the Ross University School of Medicine and the University of Medicine and Health Sciences (St....
Sampson Mathews Sampson Mathews (c. 1737- January 20, 1807) was an 18th century American soldier, legislator, and college founder in the colony (and later U.S. state) of Virginia.
Samuel Kirkland Samuel Kirkland was a Presbyterian minister and missionary among the Oneida and Tuscarora peoples of present-day western New York State.
Samuel Stillman Dr. Samuel Stillman (1737–1807) was an American Baptist minister.
Samuel Ward (American statesman) Samuel Ward was a farmer, politician, Supreme Court Justice, Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, and a delegate to the Continental Congress.
Shigeyoshi Matsumae Shigeyoshi Matsumae was a Japanese electrical engineer, inventor of the non-loaded cable carrier system, the Minister of the Ministry of Communications (Teishin-in, between August 30, 1945 and A...
Shu-Park Chan Shu-Park Chan (1929–February 22, 2013) was a Chinese-born electrical engineer who served for many years as a professor at Santa Clara University and went on to found International Technological ...
Sophia Smith Sophia Smith (August 27, 1796 – June 12, 1870) founded Smith College in 1870 with the substantial estate she inherited from her father, who was a wealthy farmer, and six siblings.
Stephen Hopkins (politician) Stephen Hopkins was a governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, a Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court, and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Thaddeus Dod Thaddeus Dod (1740-1793) was a prominent Presbyterian minister in Western Pennsylvania.
Thomas A. Davis Colonel Thomas Alderson Davis (June 29, 1873-February 12, 1964) was the founder of two military schools in the United States.
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson (April 13 [O.S. April 2] 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) an...
Thomas S. Clarkson Thomas S. Clarkson III was an American businessman and philanthropist who was the namesake of Clarkson University.
V. P. Singh Vishwanath Pratap Singh (25 June 1931 – 27 November 2008) was the seventh Prime Minister of India and the 41st Raja Bahadur of Manda.
Warren L. Wheaton Warren L. Wheaton was an American farmer, teacher, legislator, businessman, philanthropist, and benefactor and namesake of Wheaton College and Wheaton, Illinois.
Willard J. Houghton Willard J. Houghton (1825-1896) was a Protestant clergyman who founded Houghton College in Houghton, New York.
William Alderman Linton William Alderman Linton (1891-1960) moved to Korea in 1912 and dedicated the rest of his life to serving and developing Korean society as a Presbyterian missionary and educator.
William Ellery William Ellery (1727-1820) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Rhode Island.
William M. Baird William M. Baird was an American Presbyterian missionary who founded Soongsil University in Korea.
William S. Denison William S. Denison (1794-1880) was a Baptist farmer who was a major benefactor and namesake of Denison University in Ohio.
William S. Hofstra William S. Hofstra was a Dutch-American lumber entrepreneur who is the namesake of Hofstra University.
William Wesley Cornell William Wesley Cornell was an industrialist and philanthropist from New York and the namesake of Cornell College in Iowa.
Yife Tien Yife Tien (born April 1955) is a Taiwan-born American educator and businessman.
Émile Boutmy Émile Boutmy was a French political scientist and sociologist who was a native of Paris.
Ōkuma Shigenobu Marquess was a Japanese politician in the Empire of Japan and the 8th (June 30, 1898 – November 8, 1898) and 17th (April 16, 1914 – October 9, 1916) Prime Minister of Japan.