List of Tulane University people


List of Tulane University people

A list of notable people affiliated with Tulane University, including graduates, former students, faculty, former faculty and major benefactors. Some especially notable individuals are also listed in the main University article. Individuals are sorted by category and alphabetized within each category. For alumni, the degree and year of graduation is noted when available.

Academia

* Gail Agrawal, Dean, University of Kansas Law School; PH’83; L’83.
* Elizabeth Hill Boone, professor of Latin American art history at Tulane (1994–)
* Christian M. M. Brady, targumist
* Ian Bremmer, political scientist
* Douglas Brinkley, historian
* Cleanth Brooks, literary critic
* Winston Chang, President of Soochow University
* Florian Cajori, historian
* Scott Cowen, President of Tulane University
* Kenneth W. Harl, historian
* Adrienne Koch, historian
* Joseph Lakanal, President of the University (of Louisiana) in the early decades of the 19th century
* Morris L. Marx, Former President of University of West Florida
* Robert K. Merton, sociologist, former head of the Sociology Department
* Henry Armand Millon, Dean, National Gallery of Art; A&S’47, ’49, A’53.
* John Mosier, historian
* Linda Wilson, 1957, former President of Radcliffe College

Architecture

* Arthur Q. Davis, architect of Louisiana Superdome
* John Desmond, designer of many public buildings in Baton Rouge
* Robert Ivy, editor-in-chief, "Architectural Record."
* Reed Kroloff, former dean, former editor of "Architecture" magazine
* Chip Lord, cofounder of Ant Farm
* A. Hays Town, architect
* Leon C. Weiss, architect of the Louisiana State Capitol
* Samuel Wilson, Jr., preservation architect
* M. Stephen McNair, Jr., preservation architect, architectural historian

Arts and literature

*Lynda Benglis, sculptor; N’64.
*Edmund Graves Brown, newspaper executive, "Monroe News-Star"; member of Ewing newspaper family
*John Gregory Brown, novelist, 1982
*Amy Carter children’s book author; daughter of former President Jimmy Carter; G’96.
*Hodding Carter, journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
*Mary Louise Christovich, author
*Rich Cohen, writer, 1990
*Nicole Cooley, poet; Walt Whitman Award recipient
*Les Crane, pioneer in interactive broadcasting
*Caroline Wogan Durieux, international artist and author; N’16; N’17.
*Mignon Faget, Newcomb 1955, artist, jewelry designer
*William Harry Fitzpatrick, Pulitzer Prize winner
*Alcée Fortier, folklorist and recorder of the story of Br'er Rabbit
*Whitney Gaskell (Law 1997), novelist
*Shirley Ann Grau, 1950, author, Pulitzer Prize winner
*Robert Lane Greene, magazine journalist
*Jennifer Grotz, Award-winning poet
*Ira B. Harkey Jr., Pulitzer Prize winner
*Ida Kohlmeyer, artist
*Bill Monroe (journalist), broadcast journalist, former host of “Meet The Press”; A&S’42.
*Monique Moss, B.A., Newcomb 1994, dancer/choreographer
*Warren Joseph Rogers, Jr., editor, National Press Club President; A&S’44.
*Mark Rothko, (visiting faculty), artist
*John Reed, author, "Snowball's Chance"
*Tom Sancton, journalist/ musician; Andrew W. Mellon Professor
*Hunt Slonem, artist, B.A., 1973
*John Kennedy Toole, author, Pulitzer Prize winner
*Lawrence Wright, author, Pulitzer Prize winner, and journalist
*Robert Owen Zeleny, editor-in-chief, World Book International; A&S’52.

Business and economics

*Geoffrey Beene, fashion designer
*Carol Lavin Bernick, CEO of Alberto-Culver
*James Burke, CEO, TXU Energy
*Neil Bush, B.A., M.B.A., 1979, presidential brother, ex-savings and loan executive
*Philip J. Carroll, M.S., 1961, former CEO of Shell Oil Company
*James H. Clark, founder of Silicon Graphics, Netscape, WebMD
*Christopher Robert Callahan, Philanthropist
*Marion J. Epley, president and chairman of the Board, Texaco, Inc.; A&S’27, L’30.
*David Filo, 1988, founder of Yahoo
*Andrew Friedman, 1997, current GM for Tampa Bay Devil Rays
*William Goldring, Chairman, Republic Beverage Company; Philanthropist
*Robert Hailey, EMBA, 1991, disaster recovery specialist
*Samuel Israel III, fraudulent hedge fund manager
*Deen Kemsley Accounting/taxation professor; Christian author
*C. Berdon Lawrence, Chairman, Kirby Corporation
*Ricardo Salinas Pliego, M.B.A., 1979, Forbes "World's Richest People"
*Muhamed Sacirbey, Bosnian-American Businessman
*Larry Schloss, Venture capitalist; global head of Credit Suisse's private equity business E'1976
*Fred L. Smith, president and founder of the Competitive Enterprise Institute
*Frank Stewart, Chairman, Stewart Capital LLC
*Paul Tulane, (benefactor), philanthropist
*Malcolm Woldenberg, Magnolia Marketing Company; Philanthropist
*Sam Zemurray (benefactor), President of United Fruit Company

Entertainment

* Carlos Barbosa production designer; A’83.
* Bryan M. Batt Broadway and film actor; A&S’85
* Doug Ellin, television writer/director, creator of HBO's "Entourage"
* Ruth Falcon, opera singer; G’71.
* Evan Farmer, television personality
* Paul Michael Glaser, actor
* Carlin Glynn, actress, Tony award winner; NG-N’61.
* Christopher M. Gorak, movie director; A’92.
* Lawrence Gordon, 1958, film producer
* Scott Greenstein, president, USA Films; A&S’81.
* Rick Hurst, actor; A&S’68
* Lauren Hutton, 1964, actress; model
* Dave Jeser, co-creator of Comedy Central's Drawn Together
* Anthony Laciura, opera singer; Metropolitan Opera; G’79
* Christian LeBlanc, 1980, actor
* Shannon Lee, daughter of martial arts legend Bruce Lee
* Elyse Luray, NC ’89, star of PBS’ “History Detectives”
* Olga Merediz, actress; N’78.
* Linda Taylor Miller, 1976, actress
* Enrique Murciano, actor, TV’s “Without a Trace”; TC’95.
* Ed Nelson, actor, “Peyton Place”; A&S’53, UC’00
* Sean Christopher O'Shaughnessy, television and film producer
* Bruce Paltrow, 1965, television and film producer
* Jake Paltrow, director and brother of Gwyneth Paltrow
* Emily Reichbach (Rosenthal); Writer, You Can't Do That on Television; Creator of SlimeCon; Special Olympics Coach; N'93
* Carolyn Rossi, actress; N’76.
* Emily Saliers, (attended), singer
* Terry E. Schnuck, Tony Award Winning Broadway producer; A&S’75
* Steak Shapiro , Atlanta sports radio host
* Howard K. Smith, television journalist
* Jerry Springer, B.A., 1965, talk show host and former mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio
* Harold Sylvester, actor/director
* Sonia Tetlow, musician/ bass player in rock band Cowboy Mouth
* Michael White, jazz historian and musician

Law and politics

* Howard Henry Baker, Jr., 1945, Senate majority leader, White House chief of staff, U.S. Ambassador to Japan (R)
*Blair Batson, Law, 1986, former staff attorney for 1000 Friends of Oregon
* Sean M. Berkowitz, 1989, chief prosecutor of the Enron Task Force
* Newton C. Blanchard, governor of Louisiana (D)
* Jean Boese, Newcomb 1945, Louisiana poet laureate and Republican national committeewoman from Alexandria (R)
* Hale Boggs, Law, 1937, U.S. Representative, 1941-1943, 1946-1972 (D)
* Lindy Boggs, Newcomb 1935, U.S. Representative 1941-1943, 1973-1991, Tulane benefactor (D)
* Fernando J. Bonilla, Tulane 1988, Secretary of State of Puerto Rico (D)
* Edwin S. Broussard, U.S. senator from Louisiana (D)
* James H. "Jim" Brown, Law, 1966, former Louisiana state senator, secretary of state, and insurance commissioner
* Elliot Ross Buckley, 1949 Law School, congressional and mayoral candidate, attorney in U.S. Justice Department and Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (R)
* James D. "Buddy" Caldwell, Jr., Attorney general of Louisiana; former district attorney in Tallulah (D)
*Michael Thomas Coles, Law, 2008, Trinity College Graduate, Abbey Wood
* Rob Couhig, Law, New Orleans businessman and politician (R)
* Edith Brown Clement, Law, Justice, 5th Circuit (R)
* James "Jimmy" Domengeaux, Law, Lafayette congressman and Cajun cultural spokesman (D)
* John Malcolm Duhé, Jr., Law, Justice, 5th Circuit
*William T. Dzurilla, Law, 1981, international attorney and law clerk to Justice Byron White of the United States Supreme Court (1982-1983).
* Allen J. Ellender, U.S. Senator, agriculture committee chair; Law 1913 (D)
* Donald Ensenat, White House chief of protocol; L’73.
* Murphy J. Foster, Governor of Louisiana (D)
* Frank Fulco, State representative from Shreveport; leader of Italian American community in Louisiana (D)
* Juan Manuel García Passalacqua, 1967, leading political commentator in Puerto Rico (D)
* Jim Garrison, Law, New Orleans District Attorney (D)
* Pedro A. Gelabert, 1956, Puerto Rico Secretary of Natural Resources
* Newt Gingrich, U.S. House of Representatives, 1979-1998 and Speaker of the House, 1995-1998 (R)
* Grant D. Gillham, Political consultant
* Mara S. Berman Giulianti, mayor, Hollywood (FL); N’66
* John Grenier, Birmingham, Alabama, lawyer and leader of the Alabama Republican Party (R)
* Michael Hahn, Governor of Louisiana (D)
* Luther E. Hall, Governor of Louisiana (D)
* Felix Edward Hébert, U.S. House of Representatives, 1940-1977 (D)
* John S. Hunt, III, Monroe lawyer and member of the Louisiana Public Service Commission, 1964-1972 (D)
* Raul Oswaldo Izurieta, Ecuador Labor Minister; L’68.
* Supriya Jindal (E '93 B '96) first lady of Louisiana
* Ed Karst, controversial mayor of Alexandria (1969-1973)
* Alvin Olin King, Governor of Louisiana (D)
* Richard W. Leche, Governor of Louisiana (D)
* Bob Livingston, U.S. House of Representatives] , 1977-1999 (R)
* Hans Liljiberg, Law, Jefferson Parish Judge and former district attorney.
* Huey Long, Law, Governor of Louisiana (D)
* Charlton Lyons, "Father of the modern Republican Party in Louisiana" (R)
* Angel Martín, Law, former Associate Justice of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court
* Kenneth McClintock, Law, 1980, President of the Puerto Rico Senate (D)
* John McEnery, Governor of Louisiana (D)
* Tucker L. Melancon, Law, 1973, Justice, 5th Circuit since 1994
* Judge Henry Mentz, US Federal District Judge 1982-2005
* John Willard "Jack" Montgomery, Sr., State senator, 1968-1972
* Jaime Morgan Stubbe, 1980, President, Palmas del Mar Inc., former Puerto Rico Secretary of Economic Developmemnt
* Ray Nagin, M.B.A. 1994, Mayor of New Orleans (D)
* Francis T. Nicholls, Governor of Louisiana (D)
* John H. Overton, Law, 1897, former U.S. Senator from Louisiana (D)
* Leander Perez, Law, judge and district attorney of Plaquemines Parish in first half of twentieth century (D)
* Karen Carter Peterson, state representative and candidate for United States House of Representatives from Louisiana (D)
* Pedro Pierluisi, former Puerto Rico Attorney General and 2008 New Progressive Party of Puerto Rico Congressional candidate (D)
* David W. Pipes, Jr., Law, Terrebonne Parish planter and lawyer, congressional candidate (R)
* Robert Poydasheff, Law, mayor of Columbus, Georgia (2003-2007) (R)
* Bill Pryor, Law, 1987, Justice, 11th Circuit (R)
* Christian Roselius, 1857, Chief Justice, Louisiana Supreme Court
* Arnold Jack Rosenthal, former city commissioner in Alexandria (D)
* Jared Y. Sanders, Jr., U.S. representative (D), later States Rights Party
* Jared Y. Sanders, Sr., Governor of Louisiana (D)
* Jock Scott, former state representative from Alexandria (R)
* Morris Shapiro (1910-2008), former city attorney in Alexandria; former school board member (D)
* Oramel H. Simpson, Governor of Louisiana (D)
* Gene Taylor, U.S. House of Representatives, 1989- (D)
* Roy R. Theriot, Law, former Louisiana comptroller, 1960-1973 (D)
* Michael F. "Mike" Thompson, Law, former Louisiana state representative from Lafayette (R)
* David C. Treen, Governor of Louisiana (R)
* Jeffrey P. Victory, L'71, Louisiana Supreme Court justice
* David Vitter, Law, U.S. Senator from Louisiana (R)
* Elizabeth Weaver, Michigan Supreme Court Justice; N’62; L’65
* John G. Weinmann, Ambassador to Finland; Chief of White House protocol
* Jacques Loeb Wiener, Justice, 5th Circuit
* John Clint Williamson, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues
* John Minor Wisdom, Law, Judge, United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit (R)
* Bob Wise, Law, 1975, former Governor of West Virginia (D)

Math, science and technology

*Jon-Erik Beckjord, paranormal investigator and photographer
*Robert Chadwick, Ph.D., Anthropology, 1974, archeologist
*David Filo, B.S.C.E Co-Founder, Yahoo!
*Gordon G. Gallup, Jr., faculty (1968-1975), developer of the mirror test for self-awareness (1970).
*Jan Hamer (1927-2008), faculty (1960-1992), organic chemist
*Louis J. Ignarro, faculty (1973-1985), Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1998)
*Walter Kohn, Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1998
*Paul Morphy, L.L.B. April 7, 1857, chess prodigy
*John L. Riddell, faculty, inventor of the first practical mono-objective binocular microscope (1851)
*Harold Rosen, B.S.E.E, 1947, engineer/inventor, famous for inventing the geostationary communications satellite
*J. Lawrence Smith, faculty, inventor of the inverted microscope (1850)
*Frank J. Tipler, faculty, physicist and author
*Clarence Webb, M.S., 1925, archeologist and pediatrician
*A. Baldwin Wood, B.S.M.E., 1899, (December 1, 1879 - May 10, 1956) engineer and inventor of The Wood Screw Pump (1913) and The Wood Trash Pump (1915), from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Medicine

*Morrison Bethea, M.D. co-author, “Sugar Busters”; M’70.
*Gwynn A. Bowers, M.D., 1965, Vice President Syntex Corp.
*George E. Burch, M.D., 1933, internationally known cardiologist
*Jay Cavanaugh, Ph.D, 1994, ten years on the California State Board of Pharmacy (1980-90), director, American Alliance for Medical Cannabis, 2001
*Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., 1932, Internationally recognized pioneer of modern medicine and recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal
*James R. Doty, M.D., 1981, neurosurgeon, entrepreneur, inventor, philanthropist
*Ronald J. French, M.D., 1963, Emergency Pocket Airway inventor
*Harold S. Ginsbert, M.D., 1941, founding father of modern virology and microbiology
*Grace Goldsmith, M.D., 1932, public health educator
*Thomas Naum James, M.D., 1949, director, World Health Organization cardiovascular center
*Ruth Kirschstein, M.D., 1951, director, National Institutes of Health, for whom the Kirschstein NRSA grant program is named.
*Leslie L. Lukash, M.D., 1944, Nassau County, NY medical examiner, inspiration for Quincy, M.D. Founded National Association of Medical Examiners.
*Rudolph Matas, M.D., 1880, "Father of Vascular Surgery"
*William Larimer Mellon, Jr.,M.D. founder, Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Haiti; M’53.
*Alton Ochsner, faculty, founder of Ochsner Clinic, pioneer anti-smoking advocate
*Donald J. Palmisano, M.D., (A&S 1960, M 1963) President of the American Medical Association.
*Andrew V. Schally, faculty, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1977), French Legion of Honor
*Ross Taubman, American Podiatric Medical Association president
*Luther Leonidas Terry, M.D., 1935, Surgeon General of the United States (1961 - 1965)
*Lewis Thomas, faculty (1948-1950), physician, researcher, and essayist
*Paul Wehrle, physician who helped develop of methods to prevent and treat polio and smallpox
*Charles B. Wilson, pioneer in pituitary tumor treatment; Cushing Medal recipient

Military

*Douglas G. Hurley, NASA astronaut
*John L. McLucas, Secretary of the Air Force; G’43.
*Albert J. Wetzel, Titan missile project; Air Force Hall of Fame; E’39
*James C. Yarbrough, General in the United States Army

Royalty and religion

* Jorge Bolaños, son of Nicaraguan President Enrique Bolaños
* Lourdes de Flores, First Lady of El Salvador
* Francis Cardinal George, Ph.D., 1970, archbishop of Chicago
* Her Royal Highness Princess Padmaja Kumari Mewar, kingdom of Mewar, India; NC’03

ports

* Michael Aubrey, baseball player
* David Mark Berger, 1966, weight-lifter
* Josh Bobbitt, 1998, baseball All American
* Brian Bormaster, MLB, Toronto Blue Jays
* Walter A. “Buddy” Brister III former NFL quarterback; NG-UC’85.
* Bobby Brown, Medicine 1950, baseball player, president of the American League
* Janell Burse, basketball player in the WNBA
* Chris Bush, 2004, NFL receiver
* Andy Cannizaro, MLB shortstop and baseball All American
* Kerwin Cook, 2001, NFL receiver
* Jerry Dalrymple, football All-American
* John Dane III, (MS 1972, PhD 1975), Olympian
* JaJuan Dawson, 1999, NFL receiver
* Augie Diaz, sailing world champion
* Barbara Farris, WNBA forward (New York Liberty); UC’98
* Steve Foley, Football, quarterback in 1977 near-undefeated season when Tulane beat LSU for the first time in 25 years.
* Matt Forté, NFL running back
* Tony Giarratano, MLB, Detroit Tigers
* Rodney Holman, 1981, NFL pro bowl tight end
* Shooter Hunt, MLB, Minnesota Twins
* Linton Johnson III, 2004, NBA player
* Shaun King, 1999, NFL quarterback
* Eric Laakso, 1976 Tulane Athlete of the year, NFL Offensive Tackle
* J. P. Losman, NFL quarterback
* Donnie Maggs, 1984, NFL Offensive Lineman
* Seth Marler, NFL kicker; B’03.
* Tommy Mason, NFL running back
* Mewelde Moore, NFL running back
* Max McGee, NFL wide receiver
* Ed Morgan, baseball player
* Steve Mura, baseball player
* Eddie Murray, NFL kicker; UC’80.
* Micah Owings, MLB, Arizona Diamondbacks
* Richie Petitbon, NFL player and coach
* Eddie Price, football player
* Patrick Ramsey, NFL quarterback
* Hamilton Richardson (1955), tennis player
* Timothy John Robbie, former president, Miami Dolphins; A&S’77
* Andy Sheets, baseball player
* Joe Silipo, football player in the CFL, USFL and NFL
* Jerald Sowell, NFL running back
* Mike Tannenbaum, general manager, New York Jets (NFL)
* Dalton Truax, NFL tackle, Oakland Raiders
* Linda Tuero, tennis, winner of Italian Open
* Clinton Wenzel, 1984, USFL Defensive Lineman
* John "Hot Rod" Williams, NBA player
* Roydell Williams, NFL wide receiver
* Frank Wills, baseball player

Tulane Scholars

Rhodes Scholars

Ralph Conover Many 1904Charles F. Zeck, Jr. 1907John A. Rice, Jr. 1911Philip P. Werlein 1914William W. Wells 1933Marshall Ballard, Jr. 1933Howard K. Smith 1936Hamilton Richardson 1955John L. Deutsch 1959Bruce Rubin 1980Clifford R. Larsen 1981Keith Green 1984Kelley Kirklin 1984Peter C. Muller 1985Victoria Phillips 1986Wen-Son Hsieh 1988Noam Scheiber 1998

Marshall Scholars

Patricia Moyer Liddell 1959David Campbell 1960James Wesner 1961Jerry Mashaw 1962Ernest Edwards 1966Cynthia Perwin Halpern 1968Melissa Bailey 1969Odaline de la Martinez 1972Stephen Juge 1977James Hunter Cadzow 1982Tuhin Roy 1986Todd Pierce 1989Kraig Kinchen 1990Huy Tran 1990Stephen Kuebler 1991Thomas Haddox 1994Erin Stanfill 1994Aimee' Crago 1995Benjamin Kleinman 1996Robert Lane Greene 1997Laura Robson 2000Jason Mellad 2004Katie Clark 2005

Goldwater Scholars

Stephen Kuebler 1989Huy Tran 1989Shari Meyerson 1990Lani Longenecker 1990James Blaine Ott 1991Aimee Crago 1993Amy McDonald 1993Jason Schneider 1994Jane Ko 1995Alison Hall 1996Vipul Kapoor 1996Hadley Sikes 1996Ezana Azene 1997Lee Lovejoy 1997Alan Cheshire 1998Michael Joyce 1998Rachel Moss 1998Monesh Kapadia 1999Jamin Krinsky 1999Greg Wilde 1999George C. Balasz 2000Kamran Rizvi 2000Anne O’Donnell 2001Jason Mellad 2003Harold Wickes Hatch 2007

Fulbright Scholars

Jamila Abdelghani 1984Michelle Elvy 1988Linda Flynn 1989Linda Hsu 1990Robyn Stuart 1990Robert Cargile 1991Bret Gustafson 1991Eduardo Febles 1992Todd Little 1992Michael Rynerson 1992Peter Szok 1992Henry Thaggert 1992Jennifer Braswell 1993Tracy Buccino 1993Mary Riley 1993James Casteel 1994John Crider 1995Matthew Krystal 1995Nancy Mullenax 1995Harold Starratt 1995Felipe Seiler 1996Scott Pentzer 1996Monica Edelstein 1998Robert Kelz 1998Andrew Kudless 1998Cassandra White 1998Bobbi Jo Shannon 1999Elizabeth Franke 2002Stefanos Roulakis 2007James Wesley Jeffers 2007Ian Mendenhall 2007Sarah Dobra 2007

Other

* Ashley Blazer Biden, daughter of Senator Joe Biden
* Robert Hailey, EMBA, 1991, disaster recovery specialist

References

* [http://alumni.tulane.edu/stayintouch/FamousAlumniRawList.pdf Famous Alumni List] (PDF) at Alumni.tulane.edu


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