Penn's Heads of State or Government
Roster of Alumni, Faculty, and Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania

This roster has been researched, compiled and presented by Scott W. Hawley (B.A., 1992; B.S. in Econ., 1992) in partnership with the University Archives and Records Center published August 2002. These entries have been arranged by surname in alphabetical order from A to Z.



Nnamdi AZIKIWEBorn 1904; University of Pennsylvania, M.S., 1933 (Master of Science) and Hon. L.H.D., 1980 (Doctor of Humane Letters); President of Nigeria, 1963-1966; died 1996.
Ernesto P. BALLADARESBorn 1946; University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A., 1970 (Master of Business Administration, Wharton School); President of Panama, 1994-1999; living.
Kwame NKRUMAH Born 1909; University of Pennsylvania, M.S. in Ed., 1942 (Master of Science in Education, School of Education) and A.M., 1943 (Master of Arts); Prime Minister of the Gold Coast (now Ghana), 1952-1957; President of Ghana, 1960-1966; died 1972.
Alassane D. OUATTARABorn 1942; University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D., 1972 (Doctor of Philosophy); Prime Minister of the Ivory Coast, 1990-1993; living.
Donald J. TRUMP Born 1946; University of Pennsylvania, B.S. in Econ., 1968 (Bachelor of Science in Economics, Wharton School); 45th President of the United States; living.
Cesar VIRATABorn 1930; University of Pennsylvania, M.B.A., 1953; Prime Minister of the Philippines, 1981-1986; living.



Photograph of Nnamdi Azikiwe and Sandra Barnes
Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904-1996) (left) poses with Sandra Barnes (right), Professor of Anthropology, Director of the African Studies Center, and scholar of Nigerian society at Penn's 1980 Commencement.


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Note to the reader:
All abbreviations and phrases used in the standard entries below are intended to be self-explanatory. The editors have given special attention to abbreviations used for academic degrees. Abbreviations for academic degrees are spelled out in the entry of first instance. Nevertheless, among the degrees listed below, three are not in common use today. In order to assist the reader, the editors have defined those degrees here:
M.B. (Bachelor of Medicine)
B.F. (Bachelor of Finance)
LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws).