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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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