PRESIDENT DWIGHT EISENHOWER was president of Columbia and lived in President's House on Morningside Dr., whose mansion-like interior the local Historic District people occasionally give tours of.
Civil rights leader THURGOOD MARSHALL lived in Morningside Gardens.
HARLAN FISKE STONE, FDR's Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, lived in the Coliseum Apartments at Riverside & 116th St.
Governor of New York and unsuccessful "Dewey Defeats Truman" presidential candidate THOMAS E. DEWEY went to
Columbia Law School.
JERRY NADLER went to
Columbia College and today represents us in Congress.
New Hampshire Republican Senator JUDD GREG, Columbia College'69.
California Governor GRAY DAVIS, Columbia Law '67.
Famed NY Senator JACOB JAVITZ studied at Columbia in the 20's.
Connecticut Congresswoman ROSA DELAURA, Columbia MA '66.
Michigan Congressman SANDER LEVIN, Columbia MA '54.
GEORGE PATAKI of New York went to
Columbia Law School.
Federal Reserve Bank Chairman ALAN GREENSPAN studied for a PhD in economics at
Columbia until he ran out of money.
Clinton advisor GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS went to
Columbia College and now teaches there.
Clinton Secretary of State MADELEINE ALBRIGHT.
PAT BUCHANAN went to the
Columbia School of Journalism.
THOMAS SOWELL got his MA at
Famed progressive congresswoman BELLA ABZUG.
Communist-turned anti-communist WHITAKER CHAMBERS attended
Columbia College but didn't graduate. Later, he held some of his spying rendezvous along our section of the
Riverside Park esplanade. He was friends at Columbia with MEYER SCHAPIRO, the dean of American art historians. Another famous leftie-gone-rightie, DAVID HOROWITZ, also went to Columbia.
New Jersey Senator FRANK LAUTENBERG went to Columbia College.
New Dealer and Roosevelt adviser REXFORD TUGWELL.
Rhode Island Senator CLAIRBORNE PELL.
NORMAN PODHORETZ went to Columbia College and lived on W. 105th St.
JEANNE KIRKPATRICK went to Columbia's
School of International Affairs.
Billionaire ARMAND HAMMER went to Columbia.
DONNA SHALALA is Clinton's Secretary of Health and Human Services. She went to Columbia.
Notorious Clinton Adviser DICK MORRIS, who attended Columbia College.
Supreme Court Justice RUTH BADER GINSBURG used to teach at Columbia Law School.
HELEN GAHAGAN DOUGLAS, California congresswoman and famous first victim of Richard Nixon, was Barnard '24.
ZBIGNIEW BREZHINSKI was Jimmy Carter's National Security Adviser. He used to teach international affairs at Columbia.
SALIM SALIM, secretary-general of the Organization of African Unity, attended
Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs.
CIA founder "WILD BILL" DONOVAN was Columbia College '05, Law '07.
Belgian Foreign Minister MARK EYSKENS lived in the
International House of New York.
As did Nigerian president NNAMDI AZIKIWE.
Also Greek Prime Minister ANDREAS PAPANDREOU.
Controversial teacher-union president ALBERT SHANKER dropped out of Columbia's philosophy graduate school
ALEXANDER HAMILTON did not live here, as Columbia College was located down near Wall Street when he went there. But Hamilton Hall is named after him. FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT went to
Columbia Law School, but didn't live in the neighborhood, preferring swank bachelor digs near his family's Midtown mansion.