Famous Duke University Alumni

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List Criteria: People on this list must have gone to Duke University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Duke University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Duke University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Duke University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Duke University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Duke University.

List is made up of a variety of graduates, including Richard Nixon, Grant Hill, and other famous Blue Devils.
 
This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Duke University&” and “Which celebrities are Duke University alumni."

Take a look at this list of famous Duke alumni.
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    Richard Nixon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Duke University Alumni

    Richard Nixon Politician, Military Officer, Author

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    Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Businessperson

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    Ron Paul is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Duke University Alumni

    Ron Paul

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    Talk show host, Journalist, Television producer

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    Basketball player

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    Television director, Journalist, Television producer

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    Businessperson

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    Journalist, Inventor, Author

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    Journalist, Actor, Photographer

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    Carlos Boozer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Duke University Alumni

    Carlos Boozer Basketball player

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    George M. Church is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Duke University Alumni

    George M. Church Geneticist, Chemist, Professor

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    Historian, Author, Writer

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    Businessperson

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    Kara DioGuardi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Duke University Alumni

    Kara DioGuardi Arranger, Record producer, Songwriter

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    Actor, Presenter

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    Novelist, Screenwriter, Author

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    Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Lawyer

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    David Drake is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Duke University Alumni

    David Drake Novelist, Writer

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    Businessperson

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    Drew Rosenhaus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Duke University Alumni

    Drew Rosenhaus Businessperson, Actor, Sports agent

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    Charles Hard Townes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Duke University Alumni

    Charles Hard Townes Physicist, Scientist

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    Venture capitalist

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    Politician, Lawyer

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    Investor, Entrepreneur

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    Politician

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    Professor, Economist

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    Bailey Chase is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Duke University Alumni

    Bailey Chase Actor

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    Professor

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    Judy Woodruff is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Duke University Alumni

    Judy Woodruff Television director, Journalist, TV Journalist

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    Computer scientist, Scientist

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    Mathematician, Software Engineer, Computer scientist

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    Analyst, Businessperson

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    Professor, Computer scientist

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    Computer scientist, Engineer

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    Public speaker, Soldier

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    Astronaut, Physician

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    DeMarcus Nelson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Duke University Alumni

    DeMarcus Nelson Basketball player

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    Physician, Surgeon

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    Painter, Novelist, Translator

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    Professor, Computer scientist

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    Journalist, Newsreader, TV Journalist

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    Public Servant, College Administrator, Professor

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    Anthropologist, Physician, Medical Anthropologist

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    Politician, Lawyer

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