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List Rules People 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?”

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Michael Bloomberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Michael Bloomberg Business magnate, Businessperson, Politician Michael Rubens Bloomberg is an American business magnate, politician, and philanthropist. He served as the 108th Mayor of New York City, holding office for three consecutive terms beginning with ...more

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John Astin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
John Astin Television director, Actor, Voice acting John Allen Astin is an American actor who has appeared in numerous films and television shows, and is best known for the roles of Gomez Addams on The Addams Family, Evil Roy Slade, and other ...more

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Woodrow Wilson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Woodrow Wilson Politician, Historian, Professor Thomas Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921 and leader of the Progressive Movement. A Southerner with a PhD in political science, he served as President ...more

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Charles E. Saunders is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Charles E. Saunders Educator, Musician, Agronomist Sir Charles Edward Saunders, FRSC was a Canadian agronomist. He was the inventor of Marquis Wheat. Born in London, Canada West, he received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in ...more

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John Dewey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
John Dewey Psychologist, Philosopher John Dewey, FAA was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. Dewey is one of the primary figures ...more

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Elwood Haynes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Elwood Haynes Business magnate, Businessperson, Inventor Elwood Haynes was an American inventor, metallurgist, automotive pioneer, entrepreneur and industrialist. He invented the metal alloys stellite and martensitic stainless steel and designed one ...more

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George Owen Squier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
George Owen Squier Businessperson, Inventor Major General George Owen Squier was born in Dryden, Michigan, United States. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in the Class of 1887 and received a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins ...more

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Virginia Apgar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Virginia Apgar Scientist, Physician Virginia Apgar was an American obstetrical anesthesiologist. She was a leader in the fields of anesthesiology and teratology, and introduced obstetrical considerations to the established field ...more

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Walter Reed is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Walter Reed Physician Major Walter Reed, M.D., U.S. Army, was a U.S. Army physician who in 1901 led the team that postulated and confirmed the theory that yellow fever is transmitted by a particular mosquito species, ...more

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Spiro Agnew is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Spiro Agnew Politician, Lawyer Spiro Theodore Agnew was a Greek-American politician who served as the 39th Vice President of the United States from 1969 to 1973, under President Richard Nixon. Agnew was born in Baltimore, ...more

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Gertrude Stein is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Gertrude Stein Poet, Librettist, Author Gertrude Stein was an American writer of novels, poetry and plays. Born in West Allegheny, Pennsylvania and raised in Oakland, California, Stein moved to Paris in 1903, making France her home ...more

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Rachel Carson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Rachel Carson Marine biologist, Biologist, Conservationist Rachel Louise Carson was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement. Carson began ...more

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Daniel Brewster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Daniel Brewster Daniel Baugh Brewster was a Democratic member of the United States Senate, representing the State of Maryland from 1963 until 1969. He was also a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from ...more

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Samuel J. Palmisano is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Samuel J. Palmisano Businessperson Samuel J. Palmisano was president and chief executive officer of IBM until January 2012. He also served as Chairman of the company until October 1, 2012. Palmisano was appointed president and ...more

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Alexander D. Goode is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Alexander D. Goode Rabbi Alexander David Goode was a rabbi and a lieutenant in the United States Army. He was one of the Four Chaplains who gave their lives to save other soldiers during the sinking of the USAT ...more

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Alice Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Alice Hamilton Toxicologist Alice Hamilton was the first woman appointed to the faculty of Harvard University and was a leading expert in the field of occupational health. She was a pioneer in the field of toxicology, ...more

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Dan Ahdoot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Dan Ahdoot Comedian, Actor, Writer Dan Ahdoot went to college at the prestigious Johns Hopkins University and graduated with honors as a pre-med student. Shortly thereafter, he decided to take the secure route and ditch medicine ...more

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Madeleine Albright is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Madeleine Albright Politician, Diplomat, Professor Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright is a Czechoslovakian-born American politician and diplomat. She is the first woman to have become the United States Secretary of State. She was nominated by U.S. ...more

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Alger Hiss is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Alger Hiss Lawyer Alger Hiss was an American lawyer, government official, author, and lecturer. He was involved in the establishment of the United Nations both as a U.S. State Department and U.N. official. Hiss ...more

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Gil Scott-Heron is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Gil Scott-Heron Film Score Composer, Poet, Songwriter Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and '80s. His collaborative ...more

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Sheila Dixon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Sheila Dixon Politician Sheila Ann Dixon served as the forty-eighth Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland. When former Mayor Martin O'Malley was sworn in as Governor on January 17, 2007, Dixon, the president of the Baltimore ...more

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Geir Haarde is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Geir Haarde Politician, Journalist, Economist Geir Hilmar Haarde is an Icelandic politician and former head of government. In August 2014 he was appointed Ambassador of Iceland to the United States and several Latin American countries. He ...more

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Thomas Hunt Morgan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Thomas Hunt Morgan Thomas Hunt Morgan was an American evolutionary biologist, geneticist, embryologist, and science author who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1933 for discoveries elucidating the ...more

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Jeffrey Garten is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Jeffrey Garten Businessperson, Politician, Journalist Jeffrey E. Garten is the Juan Trippe Professor in the Practice of International Trade, Finance and Business at the Yale School of Management and the Chairman of Garten Rothkopf, a global ...more

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Kweisi Mfume is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Kweisi Mfume Politician Kweisi Mfume is the former President/CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, as well as a five-term Democratic Congressman from Maryland's 7th congressional ...more

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Chip Silverman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Chip Silverman Actor Howard Burton "Chip" Silverman, Ph.D, M.P.H., M.S., C.A.S., was the author of five books, coached the NCAA's only African-American college lacrosse team and was the former head of the ...more

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Newton D. Baker is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Newton D. Baker Politician, Lawyer Newton Diehl Baker, Jr. was an American politician who belonged to the Democratic Party. He served as the 37th mayor of Cleveland, Ohio from 1912 to 1915 and as U.S. Secretary of War from 1916 ...more

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Mildred Dunnock is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Mildred Dunnock Actor, Teacher Mildred Dorothy Dunnock was an American theater, film and television actress.

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Iris Chang is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Iris Chang Journalist, Historian, Author Iris Chang is a writer.

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Frank Oppenheimer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Frank Oppenheimer Physicist, Scientist Frank Friedman Oppenheimer was an American particle physicist, cattle rancher, professor of physics at the University of Colorado, and the founder of the Exploratorium in San Francisco. A ...more

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Louise Erdrich is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Louise Erdrich Poet, Novelist, Author Louise Erdrich is an Ojibwe writer of novels, poetry, and children's books featuring Native American characters and settings. She is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa ...more

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Jennifer Finney Boylan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Jennifer Finney Boylan Professor, Novelist, Author Jennifer Finney Boylan is an American author and political activist. In 2014 she joined the faculty of Barnard College of Columbia University as the Anna Quindlen Writer-in-Residence, having ...more

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Ray Hyman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Ray Hyman Ray Hyman is a Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, and a noted critic of parapsychology. Hyman along with James Randi, Martin Gardner and Paul Kurtz ...more

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Kevin Kilner is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Kevin Kilner Accountant, Actor Kevin Kilner is an American television and film actor.

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Leroy Hood is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Leroy Hood Biologist, Professor, Physician Leroy Hood is an American biologist. He is president and co-founder of the Institute for Systems Biology. The inventions developed under his leadership include the automated DNA sequencer and an ...more

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George Bass is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
George Bass George Fletcher Bass is recognized as one of the early practitioners of underwater archaeology, along with Peter Throckmorton, Honor Frost, and others. Bass was the director of the first ...more

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James Cason is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
James Cason Politician, Diplomat James Cason is a retired U.S. Foreign Service officer, most recently serving as Ambassador to Paraguay, a post he held from 2006 to 2008. Prior to that post, he was the Principal Officer of the ...more

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Antonia Novello is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Antonia Novello Politician, Physician Antonia Coello Novello, M.D., is a Puerto Rican physician and public health administrator. She was a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and served as fourteenth Surgeon ...more

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Robert Lawrence Kuhn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Robert Lawrence Kuhn Author, Investment Banker Robert Lawrence Kuhn is an international corporate strategist, investment banker, and public intellectual. He has a doctorate in brain research and is the author or editor of over 25 books, he ...more

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Jeff Altman is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Jeff Altman Magician, Comedian, Actor Jeff Altman is an American stand-up comedian and actor who has appeared as a guest on Late Show with David Letterman 41 times. In a recent appearance, Altman played a card trick where, after ...more

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Juliette Rossant is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Juliette Rossant Author Juliette Rossant is an American author, journalist, and poet, best known for her writings about top-grossing celebrity chefs about whom she first wrote for Forbes magazine and for whom she has ...more

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John C. Malone is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
John C. Malone Businessperson John C. Malone is a billionaire American business executive, landowner and philanthropist. He recently expanded his, and the Atlanta Braves empire with a savage 60 acre land grab in Cobb County, ...more

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Ángel Lozada is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Ángel Lozada Ángel Luis Lozada Novalés is a Puerto Rican novelist, activist, educator and scholar.

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Robert Higgs is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Robert Higgs Professor, Economist Robert Higgs is an American economic historian and economist combining material from Public Choice, the New Institutional economics, and the Austrian school of economics; and a libertarian ...more

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Arlene Raven is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Arlene Raven Art critic, Writer Arlene Raven was a feminist art historian, author, critic, educator, and curator. Raven was a co-founder of numerous feminist art organizations in Los Angeles in the 1970s.

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Donald Hiss is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Donald Hiss Donald Hiss was the younger brother of Alger Hiss, who in 1948 was accused of — but not charged with — spying for the Soviet Union, and who, in 1950, was controversially convicted of perjury ...more

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Victor A. McKusick is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Victor A. McKusick Professor Victor Almon McKusick, internist and medical geneticist, was University Professor of Medical Genetics and Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA. He was a ...more

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Walter H. Breen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Walter H. Breen Writer Walter H. Breen was an American writer and convicted child sex offender. He is known among coin collectors for writing Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Coins. ...more

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Edward M. Augustus, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Edward M. Augustus, Jr. Edward M. Augustus, Jr. is an American politician and administrator who is the City Manager of Worcester, Massachusetts. He previously served as a member of the Massachusetts Senate.

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Gavan McDonell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Johns Hopkins University Alumni
Gavan McDonell Sociologist, Civil engineer, Economist Gavan McDonell is an Australian civil engineer, economist and political sociologist in the fields of national infrastructure policy reform, international development and academic education for ...more