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Famous Tulane University Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Newt Gingrich1

    Newt Gingrich

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA

    Newton Leroy Gingrich (; né McPherson, June 17, 1943) is an American politician, author, and...  more

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  • Lauren Hutton2

    Lauren Hutton

    Television producer, Model


    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina, United States of America

    Mary Laurence "Lauren" Hutton (born November 17, 1943) is an American model and actress....  more

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  • A. Baldwin Wood3

    A. Baldwin Wood

    Inventor, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 77 (1879-1956)

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Albert Baldwin Wood (December 1, 1879 – May 10, 1956) was an inventor and engineer from New...  more
  • Henry Hobson Richardson4

    AgeDec. at 48 (1838-1886)


    Henry Hobson Richardson was a prominent American architect who designed buildings in Albany,...  more
  • Huey Long5

    Huey Long

    Statesman, Politician

    AgeDec. at 42 (1893-1935)

    BirthplaceWinn Parish, Winnfield, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Huey Pierce Long Jr. (August 30, 1893 – September 10, 1935), nicknamed "The Kingfish", was an...  more
  • David Filo6

    David Filo

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur



    David Robert Filo (born April 20, 1966) is an American businessman and the co-founder of...  more
  • Jim Garrison7

    Jim Garrison

    Judge, Politician

    AgeDec. at 71 (1921-1992)

    BirthplaceDenison, Iowa, United States of America

    James Carothers Garrison (born Earling Carothers Garrison; November 20, 1921 – October 21,...  more
  • Douglas G. Hurley8


    BirthplaceEndicott, New York

    Douglas Gerald Hurley (born October 21, 1966) is an engineer and NASA astronaut. He piloted...  more
  • Paul Michael Glaser9

    Paul Michael Glaser

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Paul Michael Glaser (born March 25, 1943), is an American actor and director best known for...  more

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  • Emily Saliers10

    Emily Saliers

    Musician, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

    Emily Ann Saliers (born July 22, 1963) is an American singer-songwriter and member of the...  more
  • Hale Boggs11

    Hale Boggs

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 58 (1914-1972)

    BirthplaceLong Beach, Mississippi, United States of America

    Thomas Hale Boggs Sr. (February 15, 1914 – disappeared October 16, 1972) was an American...  more

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  • Ed Nelson12

    AgeDec. at 86 (1928-2014)

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Edwin Stafford Nelson (December 21, 1928 – August 9, 2014) was an American actor, best known...  more
  • James H. Clark13

    James H. Clark

    Entrepreneur, Computer scientist


    BirthplacePlainview, Texas

    James Henry Clark (born March 23, 1944) is an American entrepreneur and computer scientist. He...  more
  • Bobby Jindal14

    Bobby Jindal



    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

    Piyush "Bobby" Jindal (born June 10, 1971) is an American politician who served as the 55th...  more

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  • David Vitter15

    David Vitter

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceArea code 504, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Louisiana

    David Bruce Vitter (born May 3, 1961) is an American lobbyist, lawyer, and politician who...  more
  • Michael E. DeBakey16

    Michael E. DeBakey

    Physician, Surgeon

    AgeDec. at 100 (1908-2008)

    BirthplaceLake Charles, Louisiana

    Michael Ellis DeBakey (born Michel Dabaghi; September 7, 1908 – July 11, 2008) was a...  more
  • Bob Wise17

    Bob Wise



    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Robert Ellsworth Wise Jr. (born January 6, 1948) is an American politician. A Democrat, Wise...  more
  • 18

    Harold Rosen

    Electrical engineer, Engineer


    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    For the educationalist, see Harold Rosen (educationalist).Harold A. Rosen (March 20, 1926 –...  more
  • Andrew Breitbart19

    Andrew Breitbart

    Editor, Commentator

    AgeDec. at 43 (1969-2012)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, Southern California, Contiguous United States, 90731

    Andrew James Breitbart (; February 1, 1969 – March 1, 2012) was an American conservative...  more

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  • John Kennedy Toole20

    John Kennedy Toole

    Journalist, Soldier

    AgeDec. at 32 (1937-1969)

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    John Kennedy Toole (; December 17, 1937 – March 26, 1969) was an American novelist from New...  more
  • Bruce Paltrow21

    Bruce Paltrow

    Television director, Theatre Director

    AgeDec. at 59 (1943-2002)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Bruce Weigert Paltrow (November 26, 1943 – October 3, 2002) was an American television and...  more
  • Bob Livingston22

    Bob Livingston

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado, United States of America

    Robert Linlithgow Livingston Jr. (born April 30, 1943) is an American lobbyist and politician...  more
  • Lisa P. Jackson23

    Lisa P. Jackson



    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    Lisa Perez Jackson (born February 8, 1962) is an American chemical engineer who served as the...  more
  • Geoffrey Beene24

    Geoffrey Beene

    Fashion designer, Designer

    AgeDec. at 80 (1924-2004)

    BirthplaceHaynesville, Louisiana

    Geoffrey Beene was an American fashion designer. Beene was one of New York's most famous...  more

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  • Alexi Giannoulias25

    Alexi Giannoulias

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Alexander "Alexi" Giannoulias ( jə-NOO-lee-əs; born March 16, 1976) is an American financier...  more