Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

University of Michigan

« Back to Projects Dashboard

view all


  • Elliott Northcutt (1869 - 1946)
    Elliott Northcott (April 26, 1869 – January 3, 1946) was a United States federal judge. Born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, Northcott attended the University of Michigan Law School, but read law to ...
  • Washington E. Lindsey, Governor (1862 - 1926)
    Washington Ellsworth Lindsey (December 20, 1862 - April 5, 1926) was an American politician and the third Governor of New Mexico. Early life Lindsey was born near Armstrong, Ohio on December 20, ...
  • Clem F. Kimball (1868 - 1923)
    Clement Field "Clem" Kimball (August 11, 1868 – September 10, 1928) was an American Republican politician and lawyer. Biography Born in Anamosa, Iowa, Kimball went to what is now Iowa State Unive...
  • Anne Brown
    Anne Gust Brown (born March 15, 1958) is an American business executive, California's First Lady and the wife of the Governor of California Jerry Brown. Her career positions include executive vice pr...
  • Frank G. Higgins (1864 - 1905)
    Francis Grant "Frank" Higgins (December 28, 1864 – October 15, 1905) was an American football player, lawyer and politician. He played college football at the University of Michigan. He was the first...

University of Michigan

The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, UMich, or U of M), frequently referred to as simply Michigan, is a public research university located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. It is the state's oldest university and has two satellite campuses located in Flint and Dearborn. The university was founded in 1817 in Detroit as the Catholepistemiad, or University of Michigania, about 20 years before the Michigan Territory officially became a state. What would become the university moved to Ann Arbor in 1837 onto 40 acres (16 ha) of what is now known as Central Campus. Since its establishment in Ann Arbor, the university campus has expanded to include more than 584 major buildings with a combined area of more than 34 million gross square feet (781 acres or 3.16 km²), and has transformed its academic program from a strictly classical curriculum to one that includes science and research.

The university has very high research activity and its comprehensive graduate program offers doctoral degrees in the humanities, social sciences, and STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as well as professional degrees in medicine, law, nursing, social work and dentistry. Michigan was one of the founding members of the Association of American Universities, and its body of living alumni (as of 2012) comprises more than 500,000.

Michigan's athletic teams compete in Division I of the NCAA and are collectively known as the Wolverines. They are members of the Big Ten Conference.

List of University of Michigan alumni