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Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 8.4k views445 items

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Jimmy Carter1

    Jimmy Carter

    Statesman, Politician


    BirthplacePlains, Georgia, United States of America

    James Earl Carter Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician and philanthropist who...  more

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  • Jeff Foxworthy2

    Jeff Foxworthy

    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    Jeffrey Marshall Foxworthy (born September 6, 1958) is an American stand-up comedian, actor,...  more

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  • Dean Kamen3

    Dean Kamen

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceRockville Centre, New York, United States of America

    Dean Lawrence Kamen (born April 5, 1951) is an American engineer, inventor, and businessman....  more
  • Bobby Jones4

    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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    #7 of 162 The Best Golfers Of All Time#5 of 49 The Best Putters in Golf History

  • Roy Simmons5

    Roy Simmons

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 58 (1956-2014)

    BirthplaceSavannah, Georgia

    Roy Simmons may refer to: Roy Simmons (American football) (1956–2014), American football...  more

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  • 6

    AgeDec. at 85 (1913-1998)

    BirthplaceLittle Rock, Arkansas

    Wallace H. Coulter (February 17, 1913 – August 7, 1998) was an American electrical engineer,...  more
  • 7

    AgeDec. at 87 (1918-2005)

    John Calvin Jureit (July 24, 1918 – September 9, 2005) was an engineer and the inventor of the...  more
  • William S. McArthur8


    BirthplaceLaurinburg, North Carolina

    William Surles McArthur Jr. (born July 26, 1951) is a retired United States Army colonel and...  more
  • Eric Boe9

    Eric Boe

    Astronaut, Fighter pilot


    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Eric Allen Boe (born October 1, 1964) is a United States Air Force fighter pilot Colonel, test...  more
  • Douglas H. Wheelock10


    BirthplaceBinghamton, New York

    Douglas Harry "Wheels" Wheelock (born May 5, 1960) is an American engineer and astronaut. He...  more
  • Timothy Kopra11

    Timothy Kopra

    Pilot, Flight engineer


    BirthplaceAustin, Texas

    Timothy Lennart "Tim" Kopra (born April 9, 1963) is an engineer, a Colonel in the United...  more
  • Alan G. Poindexter12

    AgeDec. at 51 (1961-2012)

    BirthplacePasadena, California

    Alan Goodwin "Dex" Poindexter (November 5, 1961 – July 1, 2012) was an American naval officer...  more
  • Sandra Magnus13

    Sandra Magnus

    Flight engineer, Astronaut


    BirthplaceBelleville, Illinois

    Sandra Hall Magnus (born October 30, 1964) is an American engineer and a former NASA...  more
  • Wallace Potts14

    Wallace Potts

    Film Director

    AgeDec. at 59 (1947-2006)

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama

    Wallace Potts (4 February 1947 – 29 June 2006) was an American film director, screenwriter,...  more
  • Mike Duke15

    Mike Duke



    Michael Terry "Mike" Duke (born December 7, 1949) is an American businessman. He served as the...  more
  • Randolph Scott16

    Randolph Scott

    Accountant, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 89 (1898-1987)

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    George Randolph Scott (January 23, 1898 – March 2, 1987) was an American film actor whose...  more

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  • 17

    W. Frank Blount



    William Frank Blount, AM (born July 26, 1938) is an American businessman, and currently the...  more
  • Chris Bosh18

    Chris Bosh

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    Christopher Wesson Bosh (born March 24, 1984) is an American former professional basketball...  more

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    #79 of 256 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#40 of 165 The Greatest NBA Centers of All Time

  • Rosalind Picard19

    Rosalind Picard

    Professor, Computer scientist



    Rosalind Wright Picard (born May 17, 1962) is an American scholar who is Professor of Media...  more
  • Merian C. Cooper20

    Merian C. Cooper

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 80 (1893-1973)

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida, United States of America

    Merian Caldwell Cooper (October 24, 1893 – April 21, 1973) was an American aviator, United...  more
  • Leonard Wood21

    Leonard Wood


    AgeDec. at 67 (1860-1927)

    BirthplaceWinchester, New Hampshire, United States of America

    Leonard Wood (October 9, 1860 – August 7, 1927) was a United States Army major general,...  more
  • Vern Yip22

    Vern Yip

    Interior designer, Designer


    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Vern Yip (born June 27, 1968, in Hong Kong) is an American interior designer based in Atlanta,...  more
  • Nomar Garciaparra23

    Nomar Garciaparra

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceWhittier, California, United States of America

    Anthony Nomar Garciaparra (; born July 23, 1973) is an American retired Major League Baseball...  more

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  • 24

    Michael Arad

    Designer, Architect


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Michael Arad is an Israeli-American architect who is best known for being the designer of the...  more
  • David McCampbell25
    Captain David McCampbell (January 16, 1910 – June 30, 1996) was a United States Navy captain,...  more