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Government, Law, and Public Service Alumni

Addonizo, Hugh J., FCRH ’39, U.S. Representative from New Jersey (1949–1962); 33rd mayor of Newark, NJ (1962-1970), Served in the army, earned Silver Star, discharged with rank of Captain
Astorino, Rob, FCRH ’89, co-founder, 1050 AM ESPN Radio in New York City; Westchester County Executive, Executive Producer of The Michael Kay Show. He is also a television host on the MSG Network
Blumensaat, Hermann, SJ, 1845 to 1901, chaplain to the sick in city institutions on Blackwell’s Island; also, before becoming a Jesuit he was business partners in a candy company with Henry Heide
Brennan, John, FCRH ’77, CIA Director; former Chief Counterterrorism Advisor to President Obama; Deputy National Security Adviser for Homeland Security
Brown, Charles, GABELLI ’82, LAW’85, general counsel and chief compliance officer, Fitch Ratings, Inc.
Cao, Anh "Joseph", GSAS ’95, U.S. Representative from Louisiana's second congressional district (2009–2011)
Capodanno, Father Vincent, MM, FCRH ’52, United States Navy Roman Catholic chaplain, recipient of the Medal of Honor, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart
Cappucci, Vincent, GABELLI ’81, LAW ’84, Founding Partner, Senior partner and Chair of Securities Litigation Department, Entwistle & Cappucci LLP
Casey, William J., FCRH ’34, Former Director of Central Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency (1981–1987)
Chin, Denny, LAW ’78, judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2010–present), First Asian American appointed to be a US District Judge outside of the ninth circuit
Cleary, Robert, LAW ’80, Current partner at Proskauer Rose, Former U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey (1999–2002); lead prosecutor in the Unabomber case
Cuomo, Andrew, FCRH ’79, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (1997-2001); New York State Attorney General (2007-present); Governor of New York (present)
Derounian, Steven, LAW ’42, U.S. Representative from New York (1953–1965), New York Supreme Court Justice (1969-1981)
Donovan, James B., FCRH ’37, Lawyer, Navy Officer and Political Negotiator who defended Rudolph Abel in his spy trial and later negotiated the release of Francis Gary Powers. He is the subject of Steven Spielberg's, Oscar-nominated film, Bridge of Spies.
Dorn, Francis Edwin, FCRH ’32, LAW ’35, Representative from New York (1953–1961)
Ferraro, Geraldine, MC '56, LAW ’60, Attorney, Democratic Party politician, U.S. Representative from New York (1979–1985), first female vice presidential candidate of a major political party
Ford, Jack, LAW ’75, two-time Emmy Award and Peabody Award winning newscaster for Court TV
Fossella, Vito, LAW ’93, former politician and U.S. Representative from New York (1997-2009)
Geingob, Hage, FCRH ’70, current president of Namibia; first prime minister of Namibia following its independence, serving from 1990 to 2002 and then again from 2012 to 2016
Giaimo, Robert, FCRH ’41, U.S. Representative from Connecticut (1959–1981); co-sponsored legislation that led to the creation of the National Endowment of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities
Gonzalez, Arthur, GABELLI ’69, LAW ’82, Current Senior Fellow and Professor of Bankruptcy Law at NYU; Former Judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York (1995–Present); presided over the bankruptcy proceedings of the Enron Corporation, WorldCom and Chrysler
Granvile, John, FCRH ’97, Former diplomat in the South Sudan with the United States Agency for International Development; assassinated in a shooting in Khartoum, Sudan at the age of 33.
Hurley, John Fidelis, SJ, 1914 Fordham grad (Superior of the Jesuit Mission in the Philippines during wartime 1936-1945), and Organizer of the Catholic Welfare Organization (which eventually became the Catholic Bishops Conference -and forerunner of Catholic Relief Services)
Hyland, Mark, FCRH ’77, LAW ’80, Partner in and co-head of Seward & Kissel's litigation group; member of their management committee
Impellitteri, Vincent, LAW ’24, Former Mayor of New York City from 1950–1953, became a Judge after leaving elected office
Keane, Gen. Jonh "Jack", GABELLI ’66, retired four-star General and former Vice Chief of Staff of the US Army, currently serving as chairman of the board for the Institute for the Study of War.
Kelly, Thomas J., UGE ’56, LAW ’62, Retired Captain in the United States Navy and Recipient of the Medal of Honor, former Secretary of the Massachusetts Department of Veterans' Services
Lamberti, Thomas, FCRH ’52, Current partner at Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson, LLP
McCannell, Christopher, FCRH ’91, Current Partner at the Eris Group, former vice president and director of government relations for APCO Worldwide; former vice president of Government Affairs for Ameriprise Finaicial
McMahon, Brien, FCRH ’24, U.S. Senator from Connecticut (1945–1952); author of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, known as the McMahon Act
McMahon, Maj. Gen. Martin Thomas, ST. JOHNS COLLEGE 1855 (bachelors) 1866 (Doctor of Law), American jurist and a Union Army general during the American Civil War; recipient of the medal of honor in 1891
Meagher, William R., FCRH ’24, LAW ’27, former senior partner (trial and appellate lawyer), Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Mulligan, William Hughes, FCRH ’39, LAW ’42, former professor and dean of Fordham law school, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1971 to 1981; former lawyer in private practice at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Murphy, Edward Jr., ST. JOHNS COLLEGE 1857, U.S. senator from New York (1893–1899)
Murray, Sgt. Robert Charles, FCRH ’68, staff sergeant in the Vietnam war and recipient of the Medal of Honor
Murray, Tim, FCRH ’90, Former Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts (2007-2013); current head of the Worcester County Chamber of Commerce
Nadler, Jerrold, LAW ’77, Current U.S. Representative from the 10th congressional district of New York
O'Beirne, Brig. Gen. James R., ST. JOHNS COLLEGE, Recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions of bravery during the Civil War; assisted in the capture of John Wilkes Booth
Ottenheimer, Gerry, FCRH ’56, Canadian senator holding various offices from 1967 to his death in 1998
Owens, Bill, LAW ’74, Former member of the US House of Representatives (2009-2015), representing the 23rd district and later the 21st district
Pascrell, William Jr., FCRH ’59, GSAS ’61, Current U.S. Representative from New Jersey's 9th congressional district (1997–present)
Patel, Marilyn Hall, LAW ’63, retired federal judge who presided in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Chief District Judge of that jurisdiction from 1997 until 2004; presided over the Napster Case
Potter, John, FCRH ’77, Current President and CEO of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority; former U.S. Postmaster General and chief executive officer of the U.S. Postal Service
Preska, Loretta, LAW ’73, chief judge, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (1992–2016)
Quaranta, Mary Ann, PhD, GSS ’50, former dean of the Fordham Graduate School of Social Service, former President of the National Association of Social Workers
Quinn, Patrick, FCRH ’85, managing partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft
Scoblick, James P., FCRH ’30, Was a U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania (1946–1949)
Shanley, Bernard M., LAW ’28, served under President Eisenhower as Deputy White House Chief of Staff, Appointments Secretary (1955–1957) and Special Counsel (1953–1955)
Shaw, Robert Gould, St. John's Lower School (now Fordham Prep), American soldier in the Union Army during the U.S. Civil War, commanded the first all-black regiment in the Northeast, inspiration for 1989 movie Glory
Smith, Adam, FCRH ’87, Current U.S. Representative representing the 9th district of the state of Washington, assumed office in 1997
Soden, Paul, FCRH ’65, LAW ’68, partner, Thompson Hine, LLP; adjunct professor of law at Fordham Law School
Sullivan, Mary Anne, TMC ’73, Partner, Washington DC, Hogan Lovells, LLP
Tobin, Austin, LAW ’28, executive director of the Port of New York Authority, precursor to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, (1942–1972)
Whaley, Ruth Whitehead, LAW ’24, first African-American woman to enroll and graduate from Fordham Law; first African-American woman admitted to the New York and North Carolina Bar Associations
Wilson, Malcolm, FCRH ’33, LAW ’36, 50th Governor of New York (1973-1975)