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Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 7.9k 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?”
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  • 1
    Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni

    Jimmy Carter

    Statesman, Politician

    Age96

    BirthplacePlains, Georgia, United States of America

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

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  • 2
    Jeff Foxworthy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni

    Jeff Foxworthy

    Comedian, Television producer

    Age62

    BirthplaceGeorgia, USA, Atlanta

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

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  • 3
    Dean Kamen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni

    Dean Kamen

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

    Age69

    BirthplaceRockville Centre, New York, United States of America

    Dean Lawrence Kamen (born April 5, 1951) is an American engineer, inventor, and businessman.... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni

    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 on Wikipedia

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    #10 of 153 The Best Golfers Of All Time#4 of 49 The Best Putters in Golf History

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

    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 on Wikipedia

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    #160 of 205 College & Professional Athletes Who Are Openly Gay#38 of 53 Athletes Who Are Gay

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

    AgeDec. at 85 (1913-1998)

    BirthplaceLittle Rock, Arkansas

    Wallace H. Coulter (February 17, 1913 – August 7, 1998) was an American electrical engineer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    John Calvin Jureit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni

    AgeDec. at 87 (1918-2005)

    John Calvin Jureit (July 24, 1918 – September 9, 2005) was an engineer and the inventor of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    William S. McArthur is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni

    Age69

    BirthplaceLaurinburg, North Carolina

    William Surles McArthur Jr. (born July 26, 1951) is a retired United States Army colonel and... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Eric Boe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni

    Eric Boe

    Astronaut, Fighter pilot

    Age56

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Eric Allen Boe (born October 1, 1964) is a United States Air Force fighter pilot Colonel, test... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Douglas H. Wheelock is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni

    Age60

    BirthplaceBinghamton, New York

    Douglas Harry "Wheels" Wheelock (born May 5, 1960) is an American engineer and astronaut. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Timothy Kopra is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni

    Timothy Kopra

    Pilot, Flight engineer

    Age57

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas

    Timothy Lennart "Tim" Kopra (born April 9, 1963) is an engineer, a Colonel in the United... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Alan G. Poindexter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni

    AgeDec. at 51 (1961-2012)

    BirthplacePasadena, California

    Alan Goodwin "Dex" Poindexter (November 5, 1961 – July 1, 2012) was an American naval officer... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Sandra Magnus is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni

    Sandra Magnus

    Flight engineer, Astronaut

    Age55

    BirthplaceBelleville, Illinois

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

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

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

    Mike Duke

    Businessperson

    Age70

    Michael Terry "Mike" Duke (born December 7, 1949) is an American businessman. He served as the... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Randolph Scott is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni

    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 on Wikipedia

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

    W. Frank Blount

    Businessperson

    Age82

    William Frank Blount, AM (born July 26, 1938) is an American businessman, and currently the... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni

    Chris Bosh

    Basketball player

    Age36

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

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

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  • 19
    Rosalind Picard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni

    Rosalind Picard

    Professor, Computer scientist

    Age58

    BirthplaceMassachusetts

    Rosalind Wright Picard (born May 17, 1962) is an American scholar who is Professor of Media... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Merian C. Cooper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni

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

    Leonard Wood

    Physician

    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 on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Vern Yip is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni

    Vern Yip

    Interior designer, Designer

    Age52

    BirthplaceHong Kong, China

    Vern Yip (born June 27, 1968, in Hong Kong) is an American interior designer based in Atlanta,... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Nomar Garciaparra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni

    Nomar Garciaparra

    Baseball player

    Age47

    BirthplaceWhittier, California, United States of America

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

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

    Michael Arad

    Designer, Architect

    Age51

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Michael Arad is an Israeli-American architect who is best known for being the designer of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    David McCampbell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Georgia Institute Of Technology Alumni
    Captain David McCampbell (January 16, 1910 – June 30, 1996) was a United States Navy captain,... more on Wikipedia
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