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Famous Emory University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 10.5k views234 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Emory University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Emory University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Emory University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Emory University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Emory 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 Emory University.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, like Newt Gingrich and Keri Hilson.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Emory University?” and “Which celebrities are Emory University alumni?”
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    Newt Gingrich is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Emory University Alumni

    Newt Gingrich

    Businessperson, Politician

    Age77

    BirthplaceHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Newton Leroy Gingrich (; né McPherson, June 17, 1943) is an American politician, author, and... more on Wikipedia

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    #46 of 269 The Most Influential Politicians in American History#10 of 20 The Most Anti-Gay US Politicians

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    Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Emory University Alumni

    Bobby Jones

    Golfer, Architect

    AgeDec. at 69 (1902-1971)

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Robert Tyre Jones Jr. (March 17, 1902 – December 18, 1971) was an American amateur golfer who... more on Wikipedia

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    #10 of 153 The Best Golfers Of All Time#4 of 49 The Best Putters in Golf History

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    Sonny Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Emory University Alumni

    Sonny Carter

    Astronaut, Physician

    AgeDec. at 44 (1947-1991)

    BirthplaceMacon, Georgia

    Manley Lanier "Sonny" Carter Jr., M.D. (August 15, 1947 – April 5, 1991), (Capt, USN), was an... more on Wikipedia
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    Amy Ray is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Emory University Alumni

    Amy Ray

    Record producer, Singer-songwriter

    Age56

    BirthplaceDecatur, Georgia, United States of America

    Amy Elizabeth Ray (born April 12, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter and member of the... more on Wikipedia

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    #283 of 329 The Best Americana Bands & Artists of All Time#45 of 114 The Best Musical Artists From Georgia

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    Keri Hilson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Emory University Alumni

    Keri Hilson

    Singer-songwriter, Actor

    Age37

    BirthplaceDecatur, Georgia, United States of America

    Keri Lynn Hilson (born December 5, 1982) is an American singer, songwriter, vocal arranger and... more on Wikipedia

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    #87 of 198 The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years#65 of 189 The Best Rappers From Atlanta

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    Christopher Johnson McCandless is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Emory University Alumni

    AgeDec. at 24 (1968-1992)

    BirthplaceEl Segundo, California

    Christopher Johnson McCandless (; February 12, 1968 – c. August 1992), also known by the... more on Wikipedia
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    Emily Saliers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Emory University Alumni

    Emily Saliers

    Musician, Singer-songwriter

    Age57

    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

    Emily Ann Saliers (born July 22, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter and member of the... more on Wikipedia
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    Natalia Livingston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Emory University Alumni

    Age44

    BirthplaceJohnstown, Pennsylvania, USA

    Natalia Livingston (born March 26, 1976) is an American actress. She is best known for her... more on Wikipedia

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    #108 of 207 Your Favorite Hispanic Celebrities#36 of 51 The Best General Hospital Actors

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    Peter Buck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Emory University Alumni

    Peter Buck

    Record producer, Guitarist

    Age63

    BirthplaceBerkeley, California, United States of America

    Peter Lawrence Buck (born December 6, 1956) is an American musician and songwriter who is best... more on Wikipedia

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    #234 of 639 The Greatest Lead Guitarists Of All Time#277 of 542 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time

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    Bob Varsha is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Emory University Alumni

    Bob Varsha

    Announcer

    Age69

    BirthplaceNorthport, Huntington, New York

    Bob Varsha (born April 21, 1951) is an American motorsport announcer who worked for the... more on Wikipedia
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    Jody Powell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Emory University Alumni
    Joseph Lester "Jody" Powell, Jr. (September 30, 1943 – September 14, 2009) was White House... more on Wikipedia
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    Julian Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Emory University Alumni

    Julian Whitaker

    Physician, Writer

    Age76

    Julian M. Whitaker is a practitioner of alternative medicine who promotes vitamin cures and... more on Wikipedia
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    Mitch Caplan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Emory University Alumni

    Mitch Caplan

    Businessperson
    Mitchell H. Caplan is a former CEO of E-Trade Financial Corporation.
  • 14
    Arthur James Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Emory University Alumni

    Arthur James Armstrong

    Arthur James Armstrong was an American Bishop of the United Methodist Church, elected in 1968... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Olin Wellborn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Emory University Alumni

    AgeDec. at 78 (1843-1921)

    BirthplaceCumming, Georgia, United States of America

    Olin Wellborn (June 18, 1843 – December 6, 1921) was a United States Representative from Texas... more on Wikipedia
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    Marion L. Brittain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Emory University Alumni
    Marion Luther Brittain, Sr. (November 11, 1866 – July 13, 1953) was an American academic... more on Wikipedia
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    David Brinkley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Emory University Alumni

    David Brinkley

    Journalist, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 83 (1920-2003)

    BirthplaceWilmington, USA, North Carolina

    David McClure Brinkley (July 10, 1920 – June 11, 2003) was an American newscaster for NBC and... more on Wikipedia

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    #2 of 65 The Most Influential News Anchors of All Time#42 of 105 The Most Influential Contemporary Americans

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    Alben W. Barkley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Emory University Alumni

    Alben W. Barkley

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 79 (1877-1956)

    BirthplaceLowes, Kentucky, Kentucky, United States of America

    Alben William Barkley (; November 24, 1877 – April 30, 1956) was an American lawyer and... more on Wikipedia
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    C. Vann Woodward is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Emory University Alumni

    C. Vann Woodward

    Historian, Professor

    AgeDec. at 91 (1908-1999)

    BirthplaceVanndale, Arkansas

    Comer Vann Woodward (November 13, 1908 – December 17, 1999) was a Pulitzer-prize winning... more on Wikipedia
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    Allen Hunt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Emory University Alumni

    Age56

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Allen R. Hunt (born January 6, 1964, in Los Angeles, California) is an American author and... more on Wikipedia
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    Sanford Bishop is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Emory University Alumni

    Sanford Bishop

    Politician, Lawyer

    Age73

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama, United States of America

    Sanford Dixon Bishop Jr. (born February 4, 1947) is an American politician serving as the U.S.... more on Wikipedia
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    Bernice King is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Emory University Alumni

    Bernice King

    Public speaker, Minister of religion

    Age57

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Bernice Albertine King (born March 28, 1963) is an American minister and the youngest child of... more on Wikipedia
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    Phil Gochenour is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Emory University Alumni

    Phil Gochenour

    Technical writer

    Age55

    BirthplaceVirginia

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    Hamilton E. Holmes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Emory University Alumni

    AgeDec. at 54 (1941-1995)

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Hamilton E. Holmes (8 July 1941 – 26 October 1995) was an American orthopedic physician. He... more on Wikipedia
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    D. L. Dykes, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Emory University Alumni

    D. L. Dykes, Jr.

    Author, Televangelist

    AgeDec. at 80 (1917-1997)

    BirthplacePleasant Hill, Louisiana

    David Leroy Dykes Jr., known as D. L. Dykes (November 27, 1917 – February 21, 1997), was the... more on Wikipedia
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