Famous People Who Majored in History

You may not realize that many famous people began their careers with history degrees. Below are just some of the many notables.

 

L-R: Martha Stewart, Kathryn Hepburn and Jimmy Buffett

In the Media:

Charles Kuralt (Author/Former CBS Reporter)
Charlie Rose (Journalist/TV Talk Show Host)
Wolf Blitzer (Journalist/Author/CNN Reporter)
Bill O'Reilly (TV Personality/Author)

In Business:

Martha Stewart (Businesswoman/Author)
Lee Iacocca (Industrialist/Former CEO of Chrysler/Author)
Sam Palmisano (CEO of IBM Corporation)
Chris Hughes (Co-founder of Facebook)

In Entertainment:

Steve Carell (Actor/Writer/Producer)
Conan O'Brien (Comedian/Writer)
Julia Child (Chef)
Larry David (Comedian/Writer)
Katharine Hepburn (Actress)
John Lithgow (Actor)
Will Forte (Actor/Comedian)
Janeane Garofalo (Comedian, Actress)
Ellen Barkin (Actress)

In Sports:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Former Pro Basketball Player)
Grant Hill (Pro Basketball Player)
Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Olympic Medalist in Track & Field)

 

L-R: Lauryn Hill, Conan O'Brien and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Writers/Musicians:

Ayn Rand (Novelist)
Art Garfunkel (Singer/Songwriter)
Lauryn Hill (Singer/Actress)
Jimmy Buffett (Singer/Songwriter)

Presidents:

Franklin D. Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
Woodrow WIlson
John F. Kennedy
Richard Nixon
George W. Bush
Dwight Eisenhower

Other Leaders:

W.E.B. DuBois (Co-founder of the NAACP) 
Henry Kissinger (Ambassador/Secretary of State)
Winston Churchill (British Prime Minister)

Politicians:

George McGovern (Senator/Author/Historian)
Joe Biden (Vice President)
Gordon Brown (Prime Minister of Great Britain)

In the Legal Field:

Elena Kagan (U.S. Supreme Court Justice)
Eric Holder (Former Attorney General of the United States)
Antonin Scalia (U.S. Supreme Court Justice)
Anthony Kennedy(U.S. Supreme Court Justice)

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