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List of Tulane University people

This is a list of notable individuals affiliated with Tulane University, including alumni of non-matriculating and graduates, faculty, former faculty and major benefactors. Some especially notable individuals also are listed in the main university article.

Individuals are sorted by category and alphabetized within each category. For alumni, the degree and year of graduation are noted when available.


Contents

AlumniEdit

Selected Tulane people
 
David Filo (B.S. 1988), co-founder of Yahoo!

AcademiaEdit

Arts and lettersEdit

ArchitectureEdit

Film and televisionEdit

Literature and poetryEdit

MusicEdit

Non-fiction writing and journalismEdit

Visual artsEdit

OtherEdit

Business and economicsEdit

Government and politicsEdit

Heads of stateEdit

U.S. Senators and CongressmenEdit

U.S. GovernorsEdit

U.S. Cabinet Secretaries and other prominent federal officialsEdit

DiplomatsEdit

  • Howard Henry Baker Jr. (1945), U.S. Senate majority leader, White House chief of staff, U.S. ambassador to Japan (R)[11]
  • Kristie Kenney, G '79, U.S. Ambassador to Thailand, former ambassador to the Philippines and Ecuador [30]
  • John Giffen Weinmann, (A&S ’50, L ’52), former U.S. Ambassador to Finland and chief of protocol in the White House
  • Clint Williamson, (L '86) U.S. Ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues, UN envoy, White House policy official

MayorsEdit

City and state officialsEdit

OtherEdit

LawEdit

U.S. Supreme Court justicesEdit

Federal and state judgesEdit

AttorneysEdit

OtherEdit

Math, science and technologyEdit

  • Jon-Erik Beckjord, paranormal investigator and photographer
  • Ruth Benerito, Newcomb alumna and inventor of wrinkle-free cotton
  • Willey Glover Denis, 1879–1929, Newcomb A.B. 1899, Tulane M.A. 1902. Biochemist; her appointment as assistant professor at Tulane Medical School has been identified as the first appointment of a woman as a faculty member of a major medical institution in the U.S.
  • Anna Epps, microbiologist; possibly the first African-American woman with a PhD to lead a medical school.[66]
  • David Filo, B.S.C.E, co-founder, Yahoo!
  • Kurt Mislow, 1944, Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University [67]
  • Harold Rosen, B.S.E.E, 1947, engineer/inventor, famous for inventing the geostationary communications satellite
  • Dave Winer, B.A, Mathematics, 1976, Weblog and RSS pioneer, former Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Fellow
  • A. Baldwin Wood, B.S.M.E., 1899, engineer and inventor of the wood screw pump (1913) and the wood trash pump (1915)
  • Ilya Zhitomirskiy, 1989-2011, student, co-founder of the social network Diaspora

MedicineEdit

MilitaryEdit

Royalty and religionEdit

SportsEdit

FacultyEdit

Tulane presidentsEdit

President Years
Francis Lister Hawks** 1847-1849
Theodore Howard McCaleb** 1850-1862
University closed during the Civil War 1862–1865
Thomas Hunt** 1865-1867
Randell Hunt** 1867-1884
William Preston Johnston 1884–1899
William Oscar Rogers 1899–1900 (acting)
Edwin Alderman 1900–1904
Edwin Boone Craighead 1904–1912
Robert Sharp 1912–1913 (acting)
1913–1918
Albert Bledsoe Dinwiddie 1918–1935
Douglas Smith Anderson 1935–1936 (acting)
Robert Leonval Menuet 1936–1937 (acting)
Rufus Carrollton Harris 1937–1960
Maxwell Edward Lapham 1960 (acting)
Herbert Eugene Longenecker 1960–1975
Sheldon Hackney 1975–1980
Eamon Kelly 1980–1981 (acting)
1981–1998
Scott Cowen 1998–2014
Michael Fitts 2014–present
** denotes Presidents of The University of Louisiana

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