Noted Figures I’ve Profiled

Individual profiles

(See the list of magazine articles  for details)

Walter Cronkite
William Kunstler
Perry Ellis
William W. Scranton Jr. (Pennsylvania governor)
Edward Rendell (Pennsylvania governor)
Richard Ogilvie (Illinois governor)
William Danforth (chancellor, Washington U. in St. Louis)
Judith Rodin (president, U. of Pennsylvania)
Anne d’Harnoncourt (director of Philadelphia Museum of Art)
E. Digby Baltzell (sociologist)
Cleveland Amory (social critic)
Roger Berlind (Broadway producer)
Marshall Field V
Robert Shiller
Jerrold Wexler (Chicago condo developer)
Jeremy Siegel
Hal Rosenbluth
Don H. Reuben (Chicago power broker)
Gaylord Freeman (chairman of First Chicago Corp.)
Ike Sewell (founder of Pizzeria Uno)
Arnold Galiffa (Army All-America quarterback)
Rebecca Sinkler (editor, New York Times Book Review)
Wallace Steinberg (biotechnology venture capitalist)
Olin Stephens (yacht designer)
Vladimir Zworykin (inventor of TV)
Herbert Kohler (Kohler Co.)
Larry and Mark Levy (Chicago real estate developers)
Stewart Mott (philanthropist)
Helen Boehm

Billionaires and centomillionaires

Walter Annenberg
Leonard Stern
Gordon Gund
Curtis Carlson
Edwin Whitehead
Edward C. (Ned) Johnson III (Fidelity Investments)
John H. Johnson (Johnson Publishing/Ebony)
Thomas Monaghan (Domino’s Pizza founder)
Sanford Weill

Other noted figures I have interviewed

Jackie Robinson
Mort Sahl
Rodney Dangerfield
Livingston Biddle (father of National Endowment for the Arts)
Stewart Udall
Bel Kaufman
Barbara Boxer

Family profiles

Drexel family
Biddle family
Roebling family

Company and institutional profiles

Fidelity Investments
Rockefeller & Co.
Bessemer Trust Co.
U.S. Trust Co.
Shearson Lehman Brothers
Pew Charitable Trusts
J.P. Morgan & Co.
Encyclopedia Britannica
Coors Brewing
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Academy of Music (Philadelphia)
Philadelphia Stock Exchange
National Constitution Center (Philadelphia)
Hasbro Inc.
SEI Investments
Oxford Trust Co. (Indianapolis)
Strawbridge & Clothier
Levy Organization (Chicago)
G.D. Searle & Co.
Helen Boehm/Edward Marshall Boehm Inc. (Boehm birds)
Rite Aid Corp.
Daughters of the American Revolution
Continental Illinois National Bank

Community profiles

Marin County (California)
Chestnut Hill (Philadelphia)
Princeton, N.J.
Michigan Riviera
New Jersey Gold Coast