List of famous American intellectuals & academics with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Wonder who is the most influential figure in American history? Presidents, entrepreneurs, and athletes aside, it is the introspective, rabble-rousing, trailblazing lot of intellectuals and academics who have played a significant role in shaping the American tenor. They are the visionaries, the great innovators who have revolutionized America and the world at large with their standout ideas, thoughts, and actions. They are the thinkers who have dominated every American mind and have been an inspiration behind their roadmap to success. From Chomsky and Rorty to Dewey and Walzer, America has spun out some top notch intellectuals who not only put their ideas and thoughts into practice, but also architected pathways to a more stable and productive American future. Let us meet America's most cited intellectuals and academics in the biographies presented below and acquaint ourselves to their timeline, trivia, and interesting facts. Caveat: These biographies might redefine your take on world and life.
Noam ChomskyNoam Chomsky

07 December 1928

East Oak Lane

Sagittarius

B. F. SkinnerB. F. Skinner

20 March 1904

18 August 1990

Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States

Pisces

Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau

12 July 1817

06 May 1862

Concord

Cancer

Milton FriedmanMilton Friedman

31 July 1912

16 November 2006

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Leo

Abraham MaslowAbraham Maslow

01 April 1908

08 June 1970

Brooklyn

Aries

John DeweyJohn Dewey

20 October 1859

01 June 1952

Burlington, Vermont, United States

Libra

Alan WattsAlan Watts

06 January 1915

16 November 1973

Chislehurst, Kent, England

Capricorn

William JamesWilliam James

11 January 1842

26 August 1910

New York City, New York

Capricorn

Alan GreenspanAlan Greenspan

06 March 1926

New York City

Pisces

Peter DruckerPeter Drucker

19 November 1909

11 November 2005

Vienna, Austria

Scorpio

Albert BanduraAlbert Bandura

04 December 1925

Mundare

Sagittarius

David KahnemanDaniel Kahneman

05 March 1934

Tel Aviv, Israel

Pisces

Carl RogersCarl Rogers

08 January 1902

04 February 1987

Oak Park

Capricorn

Terence McKennaTerence McKenna

16 November 1946

03 April 2000

Paonia, Colorado, United States

Scorpio

John RawlsJohn Rawls

21 February 1921

24 November 2002

Baltimore

Pisces

Margaret MeadMargaret Mead

16 December 1901

15 November 1978

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Sagittarius

Camille PagliaCamille Paglia

02 April 1947

Endicott

Aries

Randy PauschRandy Pausch

23 October 1960

25 July 2008

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Libra

Kurt GödelKurt Gödel

28 April 1906

14 January 1978

Brno

Taurus

Daniel DennettDaniel Dennett

28 March 1942

Boston, Massachusetts

Aries

Ethan AllenEthan Allen

21 January 1738

12 February 1789

Burlington, Vermont, United States

Aquarius

Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston

07 January 1891

28 January 1960

Notasulga

Capricorn

David McCulloughDavid McCullough

07 July 1933

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Cancer

Michael PorterMichael Porter

23 May 1947

Ann Arbor

Gemini

George SantayanaGeorge Santayana

16 December 1863

26 September 1952

Madrid

Sagittarius

Samuel P. HuntingtonSamuel P. Huntington

18 April 1927

24 December 2008

New York City

Aries

Franz BoasFranz Boas

09 July 1858

21 December 1942

Minden, Westphalia, Germany

Cancer

Carlos CastanedaCarlos Castaneda

25 December 1925

27 April 1998

Cajamarca, Peru

Capricorn

Larry SangerLarry Sanger

16 July 1968

Bellevue

Cancer

Charlotte Perkins GilmanCharlotte Perkins Gilman

03 July 1860

17 August 1935

Hartford, Connecticut

Cancer

Albert EllisAlbert Ellis

27 September 1913

24 July 2007

Pittsburgh

Libra

Noah WebsterNoah Webster

16 October 1758

28 May 1843

West Hartford

Libra

Murray RothbardMurray Rothbard

02 March 1926

07 January 1995

Bronx, New York, United States

Pisces

Alfred North WhiteheadAlfred North Whitehead

15 February 1861

30 December 1947

Ramsgate, Kent, England

Aquarius

Benjamin GrahamBenjamin Graham

09 May 1894

21 September 1976

London, United Kingdom

Taurus

Reinhold NiebuhrReinhold Niebuhr

21 June 1892

01 June 1971

Wright City, Missouri

Gemini

Paul TillichPaul Tillich

20 August 1886

22 October 1965

Starzeddel, Brandenburg, Germany

Leo

Paul SamuelsonPaul Samuelson

15 May 1915

13 December 2009

Gary

Taurus

Will DurantWill Durant

05 November 1885

07 November 1981

North Adams, Massachusetts

Scorpio

Gary BeckerGary Becker

02 December 1930

03 May 2014

Pottsville, Pennsylvania, United States

Sagittarius

Henry GeorgeHenry George

02 September 1839

29 October 1897

Philadelphia

Virgo

Paul FarmerPaul Farmer

26 October 1959

North Adams, Massachusetts

Scorpio

Ken WilberKen Wilber

31 January 1949

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

Aquarius

Douglass NorthDouglass North

05 November 1920

23 November 2015

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Scorpio

Harry Max MarkowitzHarry Markowitz

24 August 1927

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Virgo

Kenneth ArrowKenneth Arrow

23 August 1921

New York City, USA

Leo

Robert SolowRobert Solow

23 August 1924

Brooklyn, New York

Leo

Simon KuznetsSimon Kuznets

30 April 1901

08 July 1985

Pinsk

Taurus

Arthur M SchlesingerArthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

15 October 1917

28 February 2007

Columbus

Libra

Myron ScholesMyron Scholes

01 July 1941

Timmins, Ontario, Canada

Cancer

Allan BloomAllan Bloom

14 September 1930

07 October 1992

Indianapolis

Virgo

Francis SchaefferFrancis Schaeffer

30 January 1912

15 May 1984

Philadelphia

Aquarius

William Desmond TaylorWilliam Desmond Taylor

26 April 1872

01 February 1922

Carlow

Taurus

Robert M. PirsigRobert M. Pirsig

06 September 1928

Minneapolis

Virgo

Robert C. MertonRobert C. Merton

31 July 1944

New York City, New York, USA

Leo

John Wesely PowellJohn Wesley Powell

24 March 1834

23 September 1902

Mount Morris

Aries

Henry AdamsHenry Adams

16 February 1838

27 March 1918

Boston, Massachusetts

Aquarius

Lillian Moller GilbrethLillian Moller Gilbreth

24 May 1878

02 January 1972

Oakland

Gemini

Robert FogelRobert Fogel

01 July 1926

11 June 2013

New York City, New York, United States

Cancer

James TobinJames Tobin

05 March 1918

11 March 2002

Champaign

Pisces

Richard ThalerRichard Thaler

12 September 1945

East Orange, New Jersey, United States

Virgo

Jonathan EdwardsJonathan Edwards

05 October 1703

22 March 1758

East Windsor

Libra

Wassily LeontiefWassily Leontief

05 August 1906

05 February 1999

Munich, Germany

Leo

Edward EverettEdward Everett

11 April 1794

15 January 1865

Boston, Massachusetts

Aries

William GlasserWilliam Glasser

11 May 1925

23 August 2013

Cleveland

Taurus

William Forsyth SharpeWilliam F. Sharpe

16 June 1934

Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

Gemini

Bernard BerensonBernard Berenson

26 June 1865

06 October 1959

Butrimonys, Lithuania

Cancer

Alfred KroeberAlfred L. Kroeber

11 June 1876

05 October 1960

Hoboken, New Jersey

Gemini

Joseph E. StiglitzJoseph E. Stiglitz

09 February 1943

Gary

Aquarius

William VickreyWilliam Vickrey

21 June 1914

11 October 1996

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Gemini

Nicholas Murray ButlerNicholas Murray Butler

02 April 1862

07 December 1947

Elizabeth

Aries

Paul Simon Paul Simon (Politician)

29 November 1928

09 December 2003

Eugene

Sagittarius

Carl Ortwin Sauer Carl O. Sauer

24 December 1889

18 July 1975

Warrenton, Missouri, US

Capricorn

Dallas WillardDallas Willard

04 September 1935

08 May 2013

Buffalo, Missouri, U.S.

Virgo

Herbert SimonHerbert Simon

15 June 1916

09 February 2001

Milwaukee

Gemini

Bob BlackBob Black

04 January 1951

Detroit, Michigan

Capricorn

Alan DundesAlan Dundes

08 September 1934

30 March 2005

New York City

Virgo

Theodore William Schultz Theodore Schultz

30 April 1902

26 February 1998

Arlington, South Dakota, United States

Taurus

Daniel Little McFaddenDaniel McFadden

29 July 1937

Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.

Leo

Gerard DebreuGerard Debreu

04 July 1921

31 December 2004

Calais

Cancer

Lawrence R. KleinLawrence Klein

14 September 1920

20 October 2013

Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.

Virgo

Emily Greene BalchEmily Greene Balch

08 January 1867

09 January 1961

Boston

Capricorn

William Morris DavisWilliam Morris Davis

12 February 1850

05 February 1934

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Aquarius

Henry GannettHenry Gannett

24 August 1846

05 November 1914

Bath, Maine, United States

Virgo

Barry BishopBarry Bishop

13 January 1932

24 September 1994

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

Capricorn

George Joseph StiglerGeorge Joseph Stigler

17 January 1911

01 December 1991

Seattle

Capricorn

Merton H. MillerMerton H. Miller

16 May 1923

03 June 2000

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Taurus

Robert Lucas Jr.Robert Lucas Jr.

15 September 1937

Yakima, Washington, USA

Virgo

Timothy Francis LearyTimothy Francis Leary

22 October 1920

31 May 1996

Springfield

Libra

Christina Hoff SommersChristina Hoff Sommers

28 September 1950

Petaluma, California, U.S.

Libra

John Harsanyi John C Harsanyi

29 May 1920

09 August 2000

Budapest

Gemini

L. Ron HubbardL. Ron Hubbard

13 March 1911

24 January 1986

Tilden

Pisces

Ben BernankeBen Bernanke

13 December 1953

Augusta, Georgia, United States

Sagittarius

Bernard MadoffBernard Madoff

29 April 1938

New York City

Taurus

Janet YellenJanet Yellen

13 August 1946

Brooklyn

Leo

Lawrence LessigLawrence Lessig

03 June 1961

Rapid City

Gemini

Joseph CampbellJoseph Campbell
Angus DeatonAngus Deaton

19 October 1945

Edinburgh

Libra

Ann DunhamAnn Dunham

29 November 1942

07 November 1995

Wichita

Sagittarius

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