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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
Jimmy Carter Statesman, Politician, Soldier James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr. is an American politician, author, and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 39th President of the United States from 1977 to 1981. He was ...more

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Jeff Foxworthy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Jeff Foxworthy Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer Jeffrey Marshall Foxworthy is an American stand-up comedian, actor, television and radio personality, author, and voice artist. He is a member of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, a comedy troupe ...more

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Dean Kamen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Dean Kamen Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Inventor Dean L. Kamen is an American entrepreneur and inventor from New Hampshire. Born on Long Island, New York, he attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute, but dropped out before graduating after ...more

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Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Bobby Jones Golfer, Architect, Lawyer Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones Jr. was an American amateur golfer, and a lawyer by profession. Jones founded and helped design the Augusta National Golf Club, and co-founded the Masters ...more

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Roy Simmons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Roy Simmons American football player Roy Franklin Simmons was an American football player who played as guard National Football League with the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. With the Redskins he played in Super Bowl ...more

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Wallace H. Coulter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Wallace H. Coulter Inventor Wallace H. Coulter was an American electrical engineer, inventor, and businessman. The best known of his 85 patents is the Coulter principle, which provides a method for counting and sizing ...more

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John Calvin Jureit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
John Calvin Jureit Inventor John Calvin Jureit was an engineer and the inventor of the Gang-Nail connector plate, used in building construction. This invention has been widely credited for the boom in affordable housing, ...more

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William S. McArthur is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
William S. McArthur Astronaut William Surles McArthur, Jr. is a retired United States Army Colonel, a NASA astronaut, and a veteran of three Space Shuttle missions and one expedition to the International Space Station via ...more

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Eric Boe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Eric Boe Astronaut, Fighter pilot Eric Allen Boe is a United States Air Force fighter pilot Colonel, test pilot and a NASA astronaut. He flew as the pilot of Space Shuttle missions STS-126 and STS-133.

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Douglas H. Wheelock is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Douglas H. Wheelock Astronaut Douglas Harry "Wheels" Wheelock is an American astronaut. He has flown in space twice, logging 178 days on the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, and Russian Soyuz. On July ...more

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Timothy Kopra is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Timothy Kopra Pilot, Flight engineer, Astronaut Timothy Lennart Kopra is a Colonel in the United States Army and a NASA astronaut. He served aboard the International Space Station as a flight engineer for Expedition 20, returning to Earth ...more

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Alan G. Poindexter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Alan G. Poindexter Astronaut Alan Goodwin "Dex" Poindexter was an American naval officer and a NASA astronaut.

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Sandra Magnus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Sandra Magnus Flight engineer, Astronaut, Engineer Sandra Hall Magnus is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. She returned to Earth with the crew of STS-119 Discovery on March 28, 2009, after having spent 134 days in orbit. She was ...more

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Wallace Potts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Wallace Potts Film Director Wallace Bean Potts was an American film director, screenwriter, and archivist. Potts graduated summa cum laude from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta with a degree in physics before ...more

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Mike Duke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Mike Duke Businessperson Mike Duke currently serves as vice chairman, International Division. Duke joined Wal-Mart in 1995. He has served as president and CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Division (USA), executive vice president ...more

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Randolph Scott is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Randolph Scott Accountant, Film Producer, Actor George Randolph Scott was an American film actor whose career spanned from 1928 to 1962. As a leading man for all but the first three years of his cinematic career, Scott appeared in a variety ...more

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W. Frank Blount is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
W. Frank Blount Businessperson W. Frank Blount is currently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JI Ventures, Inc. He has served in various executive positions for ATT, including Group President of the Communications ...more

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Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Chris Bosh Basketball player Christopher Wesson "Chris" Bosh is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. A high school "Mr. ...more

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Rosalind Picard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Rosalind Picard Professor, Computer scientist, Engineer Rosalind Wright Picard is Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at MIT, director and also the founder of the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Lab, co-director of the Things ...more

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Merian C. Cooper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Merian C. Cooper Film Producer, Screenwriter Merian C. Cooper was a film producer, film director, cinematographer and writer.

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Leonard Wood is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Leonard Wood Physician Leonard Wood was the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, Military Governor of Cuba, and Governor General of the Philippines. Early in his military career, he received the Medal of Honor. ...more

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Vern Yip is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Vern Yip Interior designer, Designer Vern Yip is an American interior designer based in Atlanta, Georgia. He periodically appeared on TLC's Trading Spaces through its fourth season, and was known for frequently including silk, ...more

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Nomar Garciaparra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Nomar Garciaparra Baseball player Anthony Nomar Garciaparra is a former American Major League Baseball player and current ESPN analyst. After playing parts of nine seasons as an All-Star shortstop for the Boston Red Sox, he ...more

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Michael Arad is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Michael Arad Designer, Architect 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
David McCampbell Captain David McCampbell was an American naval aviator, Medal of Honor recipient, and the US Navy’s all-time leading ace with 34 aerial victories during World War II. The third-highest scoring ...more

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Matt Murton is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Matt Murton Baseball player Matthew Henry Murton, nicknamed "Thunder Matt", is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Hanshin Tigers of Nippon Professional Baseball. He previously played five years ...more

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Joe Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Joe Hamilton Coach, American football player Joseph Fitzgerald Hamilton is a former American college and professional football player who was a quarterback in three different professional leagues. He played college football for the Georgia ...more

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Y. Frank Freeman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Y. Frank Freeman Young Frank Freeman was an American film company executive for Paramount Pictures. Freeman graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1910. In addition to his work with Paramount, he ...more

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Susan Kilrain is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Susan Kilrain Astronaut, Engineer Susan Kilrain is an engineer, a former United States Navy officer, and a former NASA astronaut.

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Javaris Crittenton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Javaris Crittenton Basketball player Javaris Cortez Crittenton is an American former professional basketball player who last played for the Dakota Wizards of the NBA D-League. He was previously the starting point guard for the ...more

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L. Blaine Hammond is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
L. Blaine Hammond Astronaut Lloyd Blaine Hammond, Jr. is a Gulfstream test pilot, a former United States Air Force officer, and a former NASA astronaut. He flew on two Space Shuttle missions.

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Michael R. Clifford is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Michael R. Clifford Astronaut Michael Richard Uram "Rich" Clifford, is a former United States Army officer and NASA astronaut. Clifford is considered a Master Army Aviator and has logged over 3,400 hours flying in ...more

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G. Wayne Clough is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
G. Wayne Clough Civil engineer, Engineer Gerald Wayne Clough is President Emeritus of the Georgia Institute of Technology and Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, a position he has held since July 2008. He has since announced his ...more

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Thaddeus Young is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Thaddeus Young Basketball player Thaddeus Charles Young is an American professional basketball power forward with the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for Georgia Tech. He is 6 ...more

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James Henry Deese is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
James Henry Deese Surveyor, Scientist, Aerospace Engineer James Henry Deese was a NASA manager.

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John Young is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
John Young Astronaut, United States Naval Aviator John Watts Young, is a retired American astronaut, naval officer and aviator, test pilot, and aeronautical engineer, who became the ninth person to walk on the Moon as Commander of the Apollo 16 ...more

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Robert S. Kimbrough is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Robert S. Kimbrough Astronaut Robert Shane Kimbrough is a United States Army officer and a NASA astronaut. He was part of the first group of candidates selected for NASA astronaut training following the Space Shuttle ...more

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Calvin Johnson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Calvin Johnson American football player Calvin Johnson, Jr., nicknamed Megatron, is an American football wide receiver for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He played college football for Georgia Tech, and was ...more

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Stephon Marbury is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Stephon Marbury Basketball player Stephon Xavier Marbury is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association. He has won three championships with Beijing ...more

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Anthony Morrow is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Anthony Morrow Basketball player Anthony Jarrad Morrow is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. The 6 ft 5 in, 210 lb shooting guard ...more

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Arthur Murray is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Arthur Murray Entrepreneur, Dancer Arthur Murray was an American dance instructor and businessman, whose name is most often associated with the dance studio chain that bears his name. His pupils included Eleanor Roosevelt, the ...more

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James O. Ellis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
James O. Ellis Businessperson, Naval Officer Admiral James O. Ellis, Jr. is a retired 4-star admiral and former Commander, United States Strategic Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. He currently is President and Chief Executive ...more

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Gil Amelio is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Gil Amelio Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Venture capitalist Gilbert Frank "Gil" Amelio is an American technology executive. Amelio worked at Bell Labs, Fairchild Semiconductor, and the semiconductor division of Rockwell International but is ...more

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Jan Davis is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Jan Davis Astronaut, Engineer Nancy Jan Davis is a former American astronaut. A veteran of three space flights, Dr. Davis has logged over 673 hours in space. Dr. Davis is now retired from NASA.

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Richard H. Truly is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Richard H. Truly Astronaut Richard Harrison Truly is a retired Vice Admiral in the United States Navy, a former fighter pilot, former astronaut for both the United States Air Force and NASA, and was the eighth ...more

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Scott J. Horowitz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Scott J. Horowitz Astronaut Scott Jay "Doc" Horowitz is a retired American astronaut and a veteran of four space shuttle missions.

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D. Richard Hipp is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
D. Richard Hipp Programmer Dwayne Richard Hipp is the architect and primary author of SQLite as well as the Fossil SCM. He and his wife, Ginger G. Wyrick, currently live and work in Charlotte, North Carolina. He also ...more

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John K. Snyder is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
John K. Snyder Politician, Farmer John Kenneth Snyder, Sr., sometimes known as Tillie Snyder, was a colorful, outspoken Democratic mayor of Alexandria, Louisiana, from 1973 to 1977 and again from 1982 to 1986. Snyder was an ...more

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Nabil Abou-Harb is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Nabil Abou-Harb Filmmaking, Screenwriter, Graphic Designer Nabil Zouheir Abou-Harb is an Arab-American filmmaker, writer, producer, and director. He is also co-founder of "Five on Fifty Films" and has directed and produced a number of

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Howard Callaway is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
Howard Callaway Politician Howard Hollis Callaway, Sr., known as Bo Callaway, was an American politician and businessman from the states of Georgia and Colorado.