Lloyd Earl Burruss Jr. (born October 31, 1957 in Charlottesville, Virginia) is a former American football safety who played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1981-1991 in the National Football League. He is the only Chief to ever be the Mack Lee Hill Award winner(1981), the team’s MVP (1985) and a member of the Chiefs Hall of Fame(1999).
Tom Peloso, the son of Peter and Maureen Peloso, is an American musician. He is a current active member of the indie rock band Modest Mouse. Peloso plays on the Modest Mouse album "Good News for People Who Love Bad News" and plays various supporting roles on the album "We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank", released in March 2007. Peloso has appeared with the band live on many occasions, including an episode of Saturday Night Live in 2005.
Gleb Evgenievich Botkin (1900 – December 1969) was the son of Dr. Eugene Botkin, the court physician who was murdered at Ekaterinburg by the Bolsheviks with Tsar Nicholas II and his family on July 17, 1918. In later years, Botkin became a lifelong advocate of Anna Anderson, who claimed to be the surviving Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia. DNA results later proved that she was most likely an impostor called Franziska Schanzkowska.
Eric Byler (born January 15, 1972) is an American film director, screenwriter and political activist. He identifies as hapa biracial, born to a Chinese American mother and a white American father. He grew up in Virginia, Hawaii (where he attended Moanalua High School), and California. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1994, majoring in film. He currently lives in Gainesville, Virginia.
Walter White (born July 19, 1951 in Charlottesville, Virginia), is a former professional American football player. A 6'3", 216 lbs. tight end from Maryland, White was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1975, but was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs that offseason. He is currently employed at Commerce Bancshares in Kansas City, Missouri.
Dick Stockton (born February 18, 1951 in Charlottesville, Virginia), was a professional tennis player from the United States. He is currently the head coach of the men's tennis team at the University of Virginia. Stockton's highest world ranking was as no. 8. He reached the semifinals of Wimbledon in 1974, the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open in 1976 and '77 and the semifinals in the 1978 French Open. Stockton played on the U.S.
Melissa Victoria Harris-Lacewell is an American writer, political scientist, and an Associate Professor of Politics and African American studies at Princeton University. She received her B.A. in English from Wake Forest University, her Ph.D. in political science from Duke University and an honoris causa doctorate from Meadville Lombard Theological School.
Imraan Faruque is an American who is most known as a designer and author in the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) field. He is the designer responsible for a variety of UAVs, including several currently operational in Iraq, the most well-known being the R-series UAVs which are based on commercial airframes, along with work on Insitu's ScanEagle. These vehicles are normally deployed as a part of reconnaissance missions as they are unarmed but carry either a significant camera or FLIR unit.
Christopher Howard Long (born March 28, 1985 in Santa Monica, California) is an American football defensive end for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Rams second overall in the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Virginia. Long is the son of former NFL defensive end and Hall of Famer Howie Long.
William W. Irvin (April 5, 1779 – March 28, 1842) was a lawyer, farmer, politician, and U.S. Representative from Ohio. Born near Charlottesville, Virginia, Irvin pursued an academic course and later studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1800 and commenced practice in his native county. He moved to Lancaster, Ohio, about 1801 and continued the practice of his profession.
John D'earth (born March 30, 1950) is an American post bop/hard bop jazz trumpeter born in Holliston, Massachusetts has appeared on recordings by Dave Matthews and Bruce Hornsby as well as recording a number of CDs on his own. In his early career he played in Bob Moses' innovative bands. He co-founded the group Cosmology (Vanguard Records) with bandmates drummer Robert Jospe and singer Dawn Thompson (whom D'earth later married.
Eric Wendell Wilson is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of Maryland and was drafted in the seventh round of the 1985 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. Wilson is currently the JV boys' basketball coach at Albemarle High School.
Angela Orebaugh (1973) is a cyber security technologist, scientist, and author. She is the author of the Syngress' Wireshark and Ethereal Network Protocol Analyzer Toolkit and Ethereal Packet Sniffing. She is also known for her work as a researcher, writer, and speaker for the SANS Institute and as faculty for The Institute for Applied Network Security. She is a frequent speaker at a variety of conferences and security events.
Valerie Brelinski is an American fiction writer from Charlottesville, Virginia. She attended Northwest Nazarene University and the University of Virginia where she received an MFA in 2002. Her fiction writing has been published in Boise Weekly, The English Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, and others. Her short story "Team Player" that appeared in the Chronicle can be found here.
Mary Hemings, (died c.1834) was born a slave in the Virginia colony, and acquired by future President Thomas Jefferson in 1774, upon the death of his father-in-law, John Wayles. Jefferson’s wife, Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson, inherited several slaves from her late father’s estate, including an entire family by the name of Hemings. Some of the Hemings family members were related to Martha Jefferson, as the children of her father, John Wayles, and his slave, Elizabeth (Betty) Hemings.
John Wayles Jefferson (May 8, 1835 - July 12, 1892) was born free in Charlottesville, Virginia, likely a grandson of President Thomas Jefferson. His birth name was John Wayles Hemings. The eldest son of Eston Hemings (1808-1856) and Julia Ann Isaacs Hemings (1814-1889), he was the grandson of Sarah (Sally) Hemings, a slave owned by Thomas Jefferson.
Jim Copeland (born March 5, 1945) is a former offensive lineman who played for eight seasons in the National Football League. He was born in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1945 and attended the University of Virginia. He was drafted in the tenth round by the Cleveland Browns in the 1967 NFL Draft. Copeland later served as the athletic director at the College of William & Mary, the University of Utah, the University of Virginia and Southern Methodist University.
Talmage Newman Cooley (born February 22, 1965 in Charlottesville, Virginia) is an American filmmaker and social activist. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1988 with degrees in International Politics and Finance, Cooley moved to New York City. He studied theater directing at Playwright's Horizons Theater School during the early 1990s under such well-known experimental directors as Anne Bogart, Kevin Kulke and Brian Jucha (Via Theater).
Thomas Stuart Price "Tom" Perriello (born October 9, 1974 in Ivy, Virginia) is an American politician and attorney. He is the Democratic congressman from the fifth district of Virginia. The district includes much of Southside Virginia, and stretches north to Charlottesville. He pulled one of the biggest upsets in the 2008 election, unseating six-term incumbent Virgil Goode.
Richard H. "Rick" Britton is a historian and former game publishing executive in Charlottesville, Virginia. In 1980, after graduating from the University of Virginia he and nine fellow alumnae founded Iron Crown Enterprises (ICE), a publisher of roleplaying games. Britton served as vice-president in charge of operations. While most of the games produce by the company were set in fantasy worlds, the company also published Britton's creation Manassas in 1981.
Paul Goodloe McIntire (1860 – 1952) was a stock broker, investor, and philanthropist, who amassed and then gave away a substantial fortune in his lifetime. The Charlottesville, Virginia native, who attended the University of Virginia, held seats on the Chicago and New York Stock Exchanges. He was a member of the French Legion of Honor.
Eugene Puryear (born February 28, 1986 in Charlottesville, Virginia) was the vice presidential candidate for the Party for Socialism and Liberation in the 2008 United States presidential election. Puryear is currently a student at Howard University. He is an activist with the antiwar ANSWER coalition and has been involved in the campaign to free the Jena 6. He also writes for the PSL's newspaper and journal.