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Famous Emory University Alumni

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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?”
  • Newt Gingrich1

    Newt Gingrich

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

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

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    #46 of 302 The Most Influential Politicians in American History#11 of 20 The Most Anti-Gay US Politicians

  • Bobby Jones2

    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

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    #8 of 162 The Best Golfers Of All Time#4 of 49 The Best Putters in Golf History

  • Sonny Carter3

    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
  • Amy Ray4

    Amy Ray

    Record producer, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceDecatur, Georgia, United States of America

    Amy Elizabeth Ray (born April 12, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter and member of the...  more
  • Keri Hilson5

    Keri Hilson

    Singer-songwriter, Actor


    BirthplaceDecatur, Georgia, United States of America

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

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

  • Christopher Johnson McCandless6

    AgeDec. at 24 (1968-1992)

    BirthplaceEl Segundo, California

    Christopher Johnson McCandless (; February 12, 1968 – c. August 1992), also known by the...  more
  • Emily Saliers7

    Emily Saliers

    Musician, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

    Emily Ann Saliers (born July 22, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter and member of the...  more
  • Natalia Livingston8


    BirthplaceJohnstown, Pennsylvania, USA

    Natalia Livingston (born March 26, 1976) is an American actress. She is best known for her...  more
  • Peter Buck9

    Peter Buck

    Record producer, Guitarist


    BirthplaceBerkeley, California, United States of America

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

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    #240 of 542 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time#232 of 639 The Greatest Lead Guitarists Of All Time

  • Bob Varsha10

    Bob Varsha



    BirthplaceNorthport, Huntington, New York

    Bob Varsha (born April 21, 1951) is an American motorsport announcer who worked for the...  more
  • Jody Powell11
    Joseph Lester "Jody" Powell, Jr. (September 30, 1943 – September 14, 2009) was White House...  more
  • 12

    Julian Whitaker

    Physician, Writer


    Julian M. Whitaker is a practitioner of alternative medicine who promotes vitamin cures and...  more
  • 13

    Mitch Caplan

    Mitchell H. Caplan is a former CEO of E-Trade Financial Corporation....  more
  • 14

    Arthur James Armstrong

    Arthur James Armstrong was an American Bishop of the United Methodist Church, elected in 1968...  more
  • 15

    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
  • Marion L. Brittain16
    Marion Luther Brittain, Sr. (November 11, 1866 – July 13, 1953) was an American academic...  more
  • David Brinkley17

    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

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    #2 of 65 The Most Influential News Anchors of All Time#33 of 105 The Most Influential Contemporary Americans

  • Alben W. Barkley18

    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
  • 19

    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
  • Allen Hunt20


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Allen R. Hunt (born January 6, 1964, in Los Angeles, California) is an American author and...  more
  • Sanford Bishop21

    Sanford Bishop

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama, United States of America

    Sanford Dixon Bishop Jr. (born February 4, 1947) is an American politician serving as the U.S....  more
  • Bernice King22

    Bernice King

    Public speaker, Minister of religion


    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Bernice Albertine King (born March 28, 1963) is an American minister and the youngest child of...  more
  • 23

    Phil Gochenour

    Technical writer



  • Hamilton E. Holmes24

    AgeDec. at 54 (1941-1995)

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Hamilton E. Holmes (8 July 1941 – 26 October 1995) was an American orthopedic physician. He...  more
  • 25

    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