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Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Georgia Institute of Technology and be of some renown.

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

List features graduates like Chris Bosh and Jimmy Carter.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Georgia Institute of Technology?” and “Which celebrities are Georgia Institute of Technology alumni?”
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Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Novelist

Age: 94

Birthplace: Plains, Georgia, United States of America

James Earl Carter Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician and philanthropist who served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. A member of the Democratic ...more

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Jeff Foxworthy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 60

Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Atlanta

Jeffrey Marshall Foxworthy (born September 6, 1958) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, television personality, radio personality and author. He is a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, ...more

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Dean Kamen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor

Age: 67

Birthplace: Rockville Centre, New York, United States of America

Dean Lawrence Kamen (born April 5, 1951) is an American engineer, inventor, and businessman. He is known for his invention of the Segway, as well as founding the non-profit organization FIRST ...more
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Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Golfer, Architect, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 69 (1902-1971)

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

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Roy Simmons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
American football player

Age: Dec. at 58 (1956-2014)

Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia

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Wallace H. Coulter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Inventor

Age: Dec. at 85 (1913-1998)

Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas

Wallace H. Coulter (February 17, 1913 – August 7, 1998) was an American electrical engineer, inventor, and businessman. The best known of his 85 patents is the Coulter principle, which provides ...more
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John Calvin Jureit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Inventor

Age: Dec. at 87 (1918-2005)

John Calvin Jureit (July 24, 1918 – September 9, 2005) was an engineer and the inventor of the Gang-Nail connector plate, used in building construction. This invention has been widely credited ...more
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William S. McArthur is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Astronaut

Age: 67

Birthplace: Laurinburg, North Carolina

William Surles McArthur Jr. (born July 26, 1951) is a retired United States Army colonel and NASA astronaut and a veteran of three Space Shuttle missions and one expedition to the International ...more
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Eric Boe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Astronaut, Fighter pilot

Age: 54

Birthplace: Miami, Florida

Eric Allen Boe (born October 1, 1964) is a United States Air Force fighter pilot Colonel, test pilot, a Civil Air Patrol member, and a NASA astronaut. He flew as the pilot of Space Shuttle ...more
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Douglas H. Wheelock is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Astronaut

Age: 58

Birthplace: Binghamton, New York

Douglas Harry "Wheels" Wheelock (born May 5, 1960) is an American engineer and astronaut. He has flown in space twice, logging 178 days on the Space Shuttle, International Space ...more
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Timothy Kopra is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Pilot, Flight engineer, Astronaut

Age: 55

Birthplace: Austin, Texas

Timothy Lennart "Tim" Kopra (born April 9, 1963) is an engineer, a Colonel in the United States Army and a retired NASA astronaut. He served aboard the International Space Station as a ...more
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Alan G. Poindexter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Astronaut

Age: Dec. at 51 (1961-2012)

Birthplace: Pasadena, California

Alan Goodwin "Dex" Poindexter (November 5, 1961 – July 1, 2012) was an American naval officer and a NASA astronaut. Poindexter was selected in the 1998 NASA Group (G17) and went into ...more
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Sandra Magnus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Flight engineer, Astronaut, Engineer

Age: 54

Birthplace: Belleville, Illinois

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Wallace Potts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Film Director

Age: Dec. at 59 (1947-2006)

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama

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Mike Duke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 69

Michael Terry "Mike" Duke (born December 7, 1949) is an American businessman. He served as the fourth chief executive officer of Walmart from 2009 to 2013.
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Randolph Scott is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Accountant, Film Producer, Actor

Age: Dec. at 89 (1898-1987)

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

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W. Frank Blount is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 80

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Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 34

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

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Rosalind Picard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Professor, Computer scientist, Engineer

Age: 56

Birthplace: Massachusetts

Rosalind Wright Picard (born May 17, 1962) is an American scholar who is Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT, founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT ...more
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Merian C. Cooper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: Dec. at 80 (1893-1973)

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States of America

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Leonard Wood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Physician

Age: Dec. at 67 (1860-1927)

Birthplace: Winchester, New Hampshire, United States of America

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Vern Yip is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Interior designer, Designer

Age: 50

Birthplace: Hong Kong, China

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Nomar Garciaparra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 45

Birthplace: Whittier, California, United States of America

Anthony Nomar Garciaparra (; born July 23, 1973) is an American retired Major League Baseball player and current SportsNet LA analyst. After playing parts of nine seasons as an All-Star ...more

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Michael Arad is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Designer, Architect

Age: 50

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Michael Arad is an Israeli-American architect who is best known for being the designer of the World Trade Center Memorial. He won the competition to design the memorial in 2004.
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David McCampbell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni

Age: Dec. at 86 (1910-1996)

Birthplace: Bessemer, Alabama

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