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List Rules People on this list must have gone to George Washington University and be of some renown.

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

A factual list, featuring graduates like Eliza Dushku and Kerry Washington.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to George Washington University?” and “Which celebrities are George Washington University alumni?”

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Eliza Dushku is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Businessperson, Television producer, Actor Eliza Patricia Dushku is an American actress known for her television roles, including starring as Faith on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spinoff series Angel. She starred in two Fox series, ...more

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Alec Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Author Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III is an American actor, producer, and comedian. As a member of the Baldwin family, he is the oldest of the four Baldwin brothers, all well-known actors. ...more

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Editor Jacqueline Lee "Jackie" Kennedy Onassis was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and First Lady of the United States during his presidency. Five years ...more

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Colin Powell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Soldier Colin Luther Powell is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army. He was the 65th United States Secretary of State, serving under U.S. President George W. ...more

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Larry Craig is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Politician Larry Edwin Craig is a former Republican politician from the U.S. state of Idaho. He served 18 years in the U.S. Senate, preceded by 10 years in the U.S. House, representing Idaho's first ...more

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Brian Williams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Editor, Firefighter, Journalist Brian Douglas Williams is an American journalist best known for his ten years as anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, the evening news program of the NBC television network. Nine ...more

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Merce Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Choreographer, Dancer Mercier Philip "Merce" Cunningham was an American dancer and choreographer who was at the forefront of the American modern dance for more than 50 years. He is also notable for his ...more

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Anousheh Ansari is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Businessperson, Astronaut, Engineer Anousheh Ansari is an Iranian-American engineer and co-founder and chairwoman of Prodea Systems. Her previous business accomplishments include serving as co-founder and CEO of Telecom ...more

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Rachel Zoe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Television producer, Designer Rachel Zoe Rosenzweig better known as Rachel Zoe, is an American fashion stylist best known for working with celebrities, fashion houses, beauty firms, advertising agencies, and magazine ...more

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Dina Merrill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Businessperson, Model, Actor Dina Merrill is an American actress, socialite, businesswoman and philanthropist.

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Patricia Roberts Harris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Diplomat Patricia Roberts Harris served in the American administration of President Jimmy Carter as United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and United States Secretary of Health, ...more

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Mike Lawlor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Michael P. Lawlor is an American politician, criminal justice professor, and lawyer from Connecticut. A Democrat, he served as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from 1987 to ...more

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Donna Dixon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Model, Actor Donna Lynn Dixon is an American actress.

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John Foster Dulles is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer John Foster Dulles served as U.S. Secretary of State under Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953 to 1959. He was a significant figure in the early Cold War era, advocating an ...more

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Charles Camarda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Astronaut, Aerospace Engineering Charles Joseph "Charlie" Camarda is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut who flew his first mission into space on board the Space Shuttle mission STS-114.

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Rooney Mara is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Actor Patricia Rooney Mara is an American actress. She made her acting debut in 2005, and has gone on to star in films, such as the remake A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Social Network and Trash. In ...more

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Michael Coats is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Astronaut Michael Lloyd Coats is a former NASA astronaut, raised in Riverside, California. From December 2005 to December 2012, he served as Director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

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Harry Reid is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Harry Mason Reid is an American politician and the senior United States Senator from Nevada, in office since 1987. A member of the Democratic Party, he has served as the Senate Minority Leader ...more

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Robert P. Casey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Robert Patrick "Bob" Casey, Sr. was an American politician from Pennsylvania. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 42nd Governor of Pennsylvania from 1987 to 1995. He ...more

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Kerry Washington is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Actor, Narrator, Voice acting Kerry Marisa Washington is an American actress. Since 2012, Washington has gained wide public recognition for starring in the ABC drama Scandal, a Shonda Rhimes series in which she plays Olivia ...more

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Casey Affleck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt is an American actor, film director, screenwriter and producer. He first came to attention for his performances in Gus Van Sant's films To Die For, Good Will ...more

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L. Ron Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Religious Leader, Novelist, Author Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, better known as L. Ron Hubbard and often referred to by his initials, LRH, was an American author and the founder of the Church of Scientology. After establishing a ...more

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Chuck Todd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Actor Charles David "Chuck" Todd is an American journalist who is the 12th moderator of Meet the Press. He also serves as the Political Director for NBC News. Prior to taking the helm of ...more

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Elizabeth Warren is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Politician, Professor, Author Elizabeth Ann Warren is an American academic and politician who is the senior United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. She was previously a Harvard Law ...more

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Mary Schapiro is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Businessperson, Politician Mary Schapiro is the Lead Director of the Kraft Foods Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Before assuming her ...more

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Billy Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
William "Billy" Mitchell was a United States Army general who is regarded as the father of the United States Air Force. Mitchell served in France during World War I and, by the ...more

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Elaine Wynn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Elaine Wynn is a director of Wynn Resorts.  Her husband, Steve Wynn, filed for divorce from Mrs. Wynn on March 10, 2009.

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Rowland Evans is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Journalist Rowland Evans, Jr. was an American journalist. He was known best for his decades-long syndicated column and television partnership with Robert Novak, a partnership that endured, if only by way ...more

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Nathan Hale Williams is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Actor Nathan Hale Williams is an American film producer, television producer, and entertainment attorney. He is also an actor and former model.

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Glenn Greenwald is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Commentator, Journalist, Author Glenn Edward Greenwald is an American lawyer, journalist and author. He was a columnist for Guardian US from August 2012 to October 2013. He was a columnist for Salon.com from 2007 to 2012, and ...more

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Thad Allen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Thad Allen appeared in the 2014 documentary film Extreme Realities.

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Tim Mahoney is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Businessperson Timothy Edward "Tim" Mahoney was a U.S. Representative for Florida's 16th congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. He was elected in November 2006 after his ...more

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Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss is an American fashion designer and the founder and creative director of fashion label, Shoshanna, which was launched in 1998.

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Michael Kinsley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Editor, Commentator, Journalist Michael Kinsley is an American political journalist, commentator, television host, and pundit. Primarily active in print media as both a writer and editor, he also became known to television ...more

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Karen Allen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Fashion designer, Poet, Songwriter Karen Jane Allen is an American actress. She played Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Allen has also had roles in films such as ...more

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Red Auerbach is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Basketball Coach, Coach Arnold Jacob "Red" Auerbach was an American basketball coach of the Washington Capitols, the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the Boston Celtics. After he retired from coaching, he served as ...more

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John Warner is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Judge, Politician, Sailor John William Warner is an American Republican politician who served as Secretary of the Navy from 1972 to 1974 and as a five-term United States Senator from Virginia from January 2, 1979, to ...more

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David Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Soldier, Historian, Author Dwight David Eisenhower II is an American author, public policy fellow, professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and eponym of the U.S. Presidential retreat, Camp David. He is the only ...more

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Stephen W. Bosworth is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Diplomat, Professor Stephen Warren Bosworth is the former Dean of The Fletcher School at Tufts University and served as United States Special Representative for North Korea Policy from March 2009 to October 2011. ...more

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Joseph P. Hoar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
General Joseph P. Hoar is a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer, former Commander in Chief of United States Central Command. He retired from the Corps on September 1, 1994.

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Harden M. McConnell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Chemist Harden M. McConnell was a scientist – one of the leading physical chemists of the last 50 years. His work provided the foundation for many areas within science today, and has been ...more

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Anwar al-Aulaqi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Author, Imam, Preacher Anwar al-Awlaki was an American and Yemeni imam and Islamic militant. US government officials said that he was a senior talent-recruiter and motivator who was involved in planning terrorist ...more

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Alex Pacheco is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Social activist Alexander Fernando Pacheco is an American animal rights activist. He is co-founder and former chairman of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and a member of the advisory board of the ...more

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Jennifer Veiga is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Jennifer L. Veiga is a former Colorado legislator. First elected to the Colorado House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1996, Veiga was appointed to the Colorado Senate in 2003 and ...more

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Hilary Rosen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Businessperson, Political strategist, Actor Hilary Beth Rosen is an American communications consultant, Democratic pundit, and former registered lobbyist. Since 2010, multiple sources have described her as a lobbyist. She worked for the ...more

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Catherine Cate Coblentz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Writer Catherine Cate Coblentz was an American writer, best known for her children's books in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Alfred C. Richmond is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Alfred Carroll Richmond was a United States Coast Guard admiral who served as the 11th Commandant of the United States Coast Guard from 1954 to 1962, the second longest tenure of any U.S. Coast ...more

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Jeff Jacoby is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Journalist, Writer Jeff Jacoby is an American journalist and syndicated newspaper columnist.

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Steven M. Goldman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Politician Steven M. Goldman served as the Commissioner of Banking and Insurance of New Jersey from 2006-2009. He was nominated to the position in February 2006 by Governor of New Jersey Jon Corzine. ...more

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Aldrich Ames is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous George Washington University Alumni
Aldrich Hazen Ames is an American who was convicted of espionage against his country in 1994. He is serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole in the high-security Allenwood U.S. ...more