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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Tulane University and be of some renown.

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

Examples of graduates on this list include Newt Gingrich and Matt Forté.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Tulane University?” and “Which celebrities are Tulane University alumni?”
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Newt Gingrich is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Tulane University Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Educator

Age: 75

Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Newton Leroy Gingrich (; né McPherson, June 17, 1943) is an American politician, author, and historian who served as the 50th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from ...more

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Lauren Hutton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Tulane University Alumni
Television producer, Model, Actor

Age: 75

Birthplace: USA, South Carolina, Charleston

Mary Laurence "Lauren" Hutton (born November 17, 1943) is an American model and actress. Raised in the southern United States, Hutton relocated to New York City in her early adulthood ...more

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A. Baldwin Wood is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Tulane University Alumni
Inventor, Engineer

Age: Dec. at 77 (1879-1956)

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

Albert Baldwin Wood (December 1, 1879 – May 10, 1956) was an inventor and engineer from New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in ...more
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Henry Hobson Richardson ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Tulane University Alumni
Architect

Age: Dec. at 48 (1838-1886)

Birthplace: Louisiana

Henry Hobson Richardson was a prominent American architect who designed buildings in Albany, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee and other cities. The style he popularized is named ...more
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Huey Long is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Tulane University Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 42 (1893-1935)

Birthplace: Winnfield, Louisiana, USA

Huey Pierce Long Jr. (August 30, 1893 – September 10, 1935), nicknamed "The Kingfish", was an American politician who served as the 40th governor of Louisiana from 1928 to 1932 and was ...more

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David Filo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Tulane University Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: 52

Birthplace: Wisconsin

David Robert Filo (born April 20, 1966) is an American businessman and the co-founder of Yahoo! with Jerry Yang. His Filo Server Program, written in the C programming language, was the ...more
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Jim Garrison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Tulane University Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 71 (1921-1992)

Birthplace: Denison, Iowa, United States of America

James Carothers Garrison (born Earling Carothers Garrison; November 20, 1921 – October 21, 1992) was the District Attorney of Orleans Parish, Louisiana, from 1962 to 1973. A member of the ...more
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Douglas G. Hurley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Tulane University Alumni
Astronaut

Age: 52

Birthplace: Endicott, New York

Douglas Gerald Hurley (born October 21, 1966) is an engineer and NASA astronaut. He piloted Space Shuttle mission STS-127, which launched July 15, 2009. He was assigned and flew as pilot for ...more
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Paul Michael Glaser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Tulane University Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 75

Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Paul Michael Glaser (born March 25, 1943), is an American actor and director best known for his role as Detective David Starsky on the 1970s television series, Starsky & Hutch. Glaser also ...more

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Emily Saliers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Tulane University Alumni
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Restaurateur

Age: 55

Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Emily Ann Saliers (born July 22, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter and member of the musical duo Indigo Girls. Saliers plays lead guitar as well as banjo, piano, mandolin, ukulele, bouzouki ...more
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Hale Boggs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Tulane University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 58 (1914-1972)

Birthplace: Long Beach, Mississippi, United States of America

Thomas Hale Boggs Sr. (February 15, 1914 – disappeared October 16, 1972) was an American Democratic politician and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Orleans, Louisiana. He ...more

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Ed Nelson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Tulane University Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 86 (1928-2014)

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Edwin Stafford Nelson (December 21, 1928 – August 9, 2014) was an American actor, best known for his role as Dr. Michael Rossi in the ABC television series Peyton Place. Nelson appeared in ...more
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James H. Clark is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Tulane University Alumni
Entrepreneur, Computer scientist

Age: 74

Birthplace: Plainview, Texas

James Henry Clark (born March 23, 1944) is an American entrepreneur and computer scientist. He founded several notable Silicon Valley technology companies, including Silicon Graphics, Inc., ...more
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Bobby Jindal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Tulane University Alumni
Politician

Age: 47

Birthplace: Area code 225, East Baton Rouge Parish, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Piyush "Bobby" Jindal (born June 10, 1971) is an American politician who served as the 55th Governor of Louisiana from 2008 to 2016. Jindal previously served as a member of the U.S. ...more

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David Vitter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Tulane University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 57

Birthplace: Area code 504, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Louisiana, + more

David Bruce Vitter (born May 3, 1961) is an American lobbyist, lawyer, and politician who served as United States Senator for Louisiana from 2005 to 2017. He was the first Republican elected to ...more
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Michael E. DeBakey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Tulane University Alumni
Physician, Surgeon

Age: Dec. at 100 (1908-2008)

Birthplace: Lake Charles, Louisiana

Michael Ellis DeBakey (born Michel Dabaghi; September 7, 1908 – July 11, 2008) was a Lebanese-American cardiac surgeon and vascular surgeon, scientist, and medical educator who became the ...more
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Bob Wise is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Tulane University Alumni
Politician

Age: 71

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Robert Ellsworth Wise Jr. (born January 6, 1948) is an American politician. A Democrat, Wise served as the 33rd Governor of West Virginia from January 2001 to January 2005. He also served in the ...more
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Harold Rosen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Tulane University Alumni
Electrical engineer, Engineer

Age: 93

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

For the educationalist, see Harold Rosen (educationalist).Harold A. Rosen (March 20, 1926 – January 30, 2017) was an American electrical engineer, known as "the father of the geostationary ...more
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Andrew Breitbart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Tulane University Alumni
Editor, Commentator, Publisher

Age: Dec. at 43 (1969-2012)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, Southern California, Contiguous United States, 90731, + more

Andrew James Breitbart (; February 1, 1969 – March 1, 2012) was an American conservative publisher, writer and commentator. After helping in the early stages of The Huffington Post and the ...more

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John Kennedy Toole is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Tulane University Alumni
Journalist, Soldier, Professor

Age: Dec. at 32 (1937-1969)

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

John Kennedy Toole (; December 17, 1937 – March 26, 1969) was an American novelist from New Orleans, Louisiana, whose posthumously published novel A Confederacy of Dunces won the Pulitzer Prize ...more

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Bruce Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Tulane University Alumni
Television director, Theatre Director, Television producer

Age: Dec. at 59 (1943-2002)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Bruce Weigert Paltrow (November 26, 1943 – October 3, 2002) was an American television and film director and producer.He was the husband of actress Blythe Danner, and the father of actress ...more
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Bob Livingston is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Tulane University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 75

Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America

Robert Linlithgow Livingston Jr. (born April 30, 1943) is an American lobbyist and politician who served as a U.S. Representative from Louisiana from 1977 to 1999. A Republican, he was chosen as ...more
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Lisa P. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Tulane University Alumni
Politician

Age: 57

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Lisa Perez Jackson (born February 8, 1962) is an American chemical engineer who served as the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from 2009 to 2013. She is ...more
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Geoffrey Beene is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Tulane University Alumni
Fashion designer, Designer

Age: Dec. at 80 (1924-2004)

Birthplace: Haynesville, Louisiana

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Alexi Giannoulias is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Tulane University Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Lawyer

Age: 42

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Alexander "Alexi" Giannoulias ( jə-NOO-lee-əs; born March 16, 1976) is an American financier and politician who served as Illinois Treasurer from 2007 to 2011. A Democrat, Giannoulias ...more