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Famous Tulane University Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 24.4k views421 items

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?”
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    Newt Gingrich

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

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    Lauren Hutton

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

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    A. Baldwin Wood

    Inventor, Engineer
    Albert Baldwin Wood (December 1, 1879 – May 10, 1956) was an inventor and engineer from New...  more
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    Henry Hobson Richardson was a prominent American architect who designed buildings in Albany,...  more
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    Huey Long

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

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    David Filo

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

    Judge, Politician
    James Carothers Garrison (born Earling Carothers Garrison; November 20, 1921 – October 21,...  more
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    Douglas Gerald Hurley (born October 21, 1966) is an engineer and NASA astronaut. He piloted...  more
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    Paul Michael Glaser

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

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    Emily Saliers

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

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

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

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

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

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    David Vitter

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

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

    Politician
    Robert Ellsworth Wise Jr. (born January 6, 1948) is an American politician. A Democrat, Wise...  more
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    Harold Rosen

    Electrical engineer, Engineer
    For the educationalist, see Harold Rosen (educationalist).Harold A. Rosen (March 20, 1926 –...  more
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    Andrew Breitbart

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

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    John Kennedy Toole

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

    Television director, Theatre Director
    Bruce Weigert Paltrow (November 26, 1943 – October 3, 2002) was an American television and...  more
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    Bob Livingston

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

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

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

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    Alexi Giannoulias

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