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Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Johns Hopkins University and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of graduates, like Woodrow Wilson and Michael Bloomberg, in it.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Johns Hopkins University?” and “Which celebrities are Johns Hopkins University alumni?”
  • Michael Bloomberg1

    Michael Bloomberg

    Business magnate, Businessperson


    BirthplaceSt. Elizabeth's Medical Center

    Michael Rubens Bloomberg KBE (born February 14, 1942) is an American businessman, politician,... more on Wikipedia

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  • John Astin2

    John Astin

    Television director, Actor


    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, USA

    John Allen Astin (born March 30, 1930) is an American actor who has appeared in numerous films... more on Wikipedia

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  • Woodrow Wilson3

    Woodrow Wilson

    Politician, Professor

    AgeDec. at 68 (1856-1924)

    BirthplaceStaunton, Virginia, United States of America

    Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was an American statesman,... more on Wikipedia

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    Charles E. Saunders

    Educator, Musician

    AgeDec. at 70 (1867-1937)

    BirthplaceLondon, Canada

    Sir Charles Edward Saunders, (February 2, 1867 – July 25, 1937) was a Canadian agronomist. He... more on Wikipedia
  • John Dewey5

    John Dewey

    Psychologist, Philosopher

    AgeDec. at 93 (1859-1952)

    BirthplaceBurlington, Vermont

    John Dewey (; October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Elwood Haynes6

    Elwood Haynes

    Business magnate, Businessperson

    AgeDec. at 68 (1857-1925)

    BirthplacePortland, Indiana

    Elwood Haynes (October 14, 1857 – April 13, 1925) was an American inventor, metallurgist,... more on Wikipedia
  • George Owen Squier7

    George Owen Squier

    Businessperson, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 69 (1865-1934)

    BirthplaceDryden, Michigan

    Major General George Owen Squier (March 21, 1865 – March 24, 1934) was born in Dryden,... more on Wikipedia
  • Virginia Apgar8

    Virginia Apgar

    Scientist, Physician

    AgeDec. at 65 (1909-1974)

    BirthplaceWestfield, New Jersey

    Virginia Apgar (June 7, 1909 – August 7, 1974) was an American obstetrical anesthesiologist,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Walter Reed9

    Walter Reed


    AgeDec. at 51 (1851-1902)

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Major Walter Reed, M.D., U.S. Army (September 13, 1851 – November 22, 1902), was a U.S. Army... more on Wikipedia
  • Spiro Agnew10

    Spiro Agnew

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 78 (1918-1996)

    BirthplaceTowson, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Spiro Theodore Agnew (; November 9, 1918 – September 17, 1996) was the 39th vice president of... more on Wikipedia

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  • Gertrude Stein11

    Gertrude Stein

    Poet, Librettist

    AgeDec. at 72 (1874-1946)

    BirthplaceAllegheny, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was an American novelist, poet, playwright,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Rachel Carson12

    Rachel Carson

    Marine biologist, Biologist

    AgeDec. at 57 (1907-1964)

    BirthplaceSpringdale, Pennsylvania

    Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist, author,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Daniel Brewster13
    Daniel Baugh Brewster (November 23, 1923 – August 19, 2007) was a Democratic member of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Samuel J. Palmisano14

    Samuel J. Palmisano



    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    Samuel J. "Sam" Palmisano (born July 29, 1951) was president and the eighth chief executive... more on Wikipedia
  • Alexander D. Goode15

    AgeDec. at 32 (1911-1943)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Alexander David Goode (May 10, 1911 – February 3, 1943) was a rabbi and a lieutenant in the... more on Wikipedia
  • Alice Hamilton16

    Alice Hamilton


    AgeDec. at 101 (1869-1970)

    BirthplaceFort Wayne, Indiana

    Alice Hamilton (February 27, 1869 – September 22, 1970) was an American physician, research... more on Wikipedia
  • Dan Ahdoot17

    Dan Ahdoot

    Comedian, Actor
    Dan Ahdoot (Persian: دن آهدوت‎; Hebrew: דאן אהדוות‎) is a stand-up comedian who primarily... more on Wikipedia

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  • Madeleine Albright18

    Madeleine Albright

    Politician, Diplomat


    BirthplaceSmíchov, Czech Republic

    Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright (born Marie Jana Korbelová; May 15, 1937) is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Alger Hiss19

    AgeDec. at 92 (1904-1996)

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    Alger Hiss (November 11, 1904 – November 15, 1996) was an American government official who was... more on Wikipedia
  • Gil Scott-Heron20

    Gil Scott-Heron

    Film Score Composer, Poet

    AgeDec. at 62 (1949-2011)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Gilbert Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sheila Dixon21

    Sheila Dixon



    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Sheila Ann Dixon (born December 27, 1953) served as the forty-eighth mayor of Baltimore,... more on Wikipedia
  • Geir Haarde22

    Geir Haarde

    Politician, Journalist


    BirthplaceReykjavik, Iceland

    Geir Hilmar Haarde (Icelandic pronunciation: ​[ˈceːir̥ ˈhɪlmar̥ ˈhɔrtɛ]; born 8 April 1951) is... more on Wikipedia
  • Thomas Hunt Morgan23
    Thomas Hunt Morgan (September 25, 1866 – December 4, 1945) was an American evolutionary... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    Jeffrey Garten

    Businessperson, Politician


    Jeffrey E. Garten (born October 29, 1946) is Dean Emeritus at the Yale School of Management,... more on Wikipedia
  • Kweisi Mfume25

    Kweisi Mfume



    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America

    Kweisi Mfume (born Frizzell Gerald Gray; October 24, 1948) is an American politician and the... more on Wikipedia