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  • Colonel Thomas Marshall Key (USA) (1819 - 1869)
    Profile photo: Colonel Key is on the right in the photo taken at the Antietam battlefield with Lincoln and McClellan Thomas Marshall Key (August 8, 1819–January 15, 1869) was an American pol...
  • James W. Bates, US Congress (c.1788 - 1846)
    James Woodson Bates (August 25, 1788 – December 26, 1846) was an American lawyer and statesman from Sebastian County, Arkansas. He represented the Arkansas Territory as a delegate to the U...
  • Colonel William Norris (CSA) [ Chief Signal Officer of the Confederate States Army] (1820 - 1896)
    ) William Norris of Maryland was the Chief Signal Officer of the Confederate States Army and Chief of the Signal Bureau in Richmond. Norris also commanded the Secret Service Bureau, a unit within the...
  • John Jacob Rhodes III, U.S. Congress (1943 - 2011)
    John Jacob Rhodes, III, (son of John Jacob Rhodes), a Representative from Arizona; born in Mesa, Ariz., September 8, 1943; graduated from Landon School, Bethesda, Md., 1961; B.A., Yale University, Ne...
  • David Morris Lee, Nobel Prize in Physics, 1996
    David Morris Lee (born January 20, 1931) is an American physicist who shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physics with Robert C. Richardson and Douglas Osheroff "for their discovery of superfluidity in heli...

Yale University

Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.

Incorporated as the "Collegiate School," the institution traces its roots to 17th-century clergymen who sought to establish a college to train clergy and political leaders for the colony. In 1718, the College was renamed "Yale College" to honor a gift from Elihu Yale, a governor of the British East India Company. In 1861, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences became the first U.S. school to award the PhD. Yale became a founding member of the Association of American Universities in 1900. Yale College was transformed, beginning in the 1930s, through the establishment of residential colleges: 12 now exist and two more are planned. Yale employs over 1,100 faculty to teach and advise about 5,300 undergraduate and 6,100 graduate and professional students. Almost all tenured professors teach undergraduate courses, more than 2,000 of which are offered annually.

The University's assets include an endowment valued at US $19.4 billion as of 2011, the second-largest of any academic institution in the world. Yale libraries hold 12.5 million volumes in more than two dozen libraries. 49 Nobel Laureates have been affiliated with the University as students, faculty, and staff. Yale has produced many notable alumni, including five U.S. Presidents, 19 U.S. Supreme Court Justices, and several foreign heads of state. Yale Law School is particularly well-regarded and the most selective law school in the United States.

Yalies compete intercollegiately as the Yale Bulldogs in the NCAA Division I Ivy League.

List of Yale University people


Members of Skull and Bones (with profiles in database):