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

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This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to United States Naval Academy?” and “Which celebrities are United States Naval Academy alumni?”
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Jimmy Carter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Novelist

Age: 94

Birthplace: Americus, GA Micropolitan Statistical Area, Sumter County, Plains, United States of America, + more

James Earl Carter Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician and philanthropist who served as the 39th president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. A member of the Democratic ...more

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John McCain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Pilot, Statesman, Politician

Age: 82

Birthplace: Coco Solo

John Sidney McCain III (August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018) was an American politician and military officer, who served as a United States senator from Arizona from January 1987 until his death. ...more

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Oliver North is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Politician, Military Officer, Author

Age: 75

Birthplace: Texas, USA, San Antonio

Oliver Laurence North (born October 7, 1943) is an American political commentator, television host, military historian, author, and retired United States Marine Corps lieutenant colonel. He was ...more

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George Tiller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Physician

Age: Dec. at 68 (1941-2009)

Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas

George Richard Tiller (August 8, 1941 – May 31, 2009) was an American physician from Wichita, Kansas. He gained national attention as the medical director of Women's Health Care Services, one of ...more
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Wally Schirra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Pilot, Astronaut, Actor

Age: Dec. at 84 (1923-2007)

Birthplace: Hackensack, New Jersey

Walter Marty Schirra Jr. (, March 12, 1923 – May 3, 2007) (Captain, USN, Ret.) was an American naval aviator and NASA astronaut. In 1959, he became one of the original seven astronauts chosen ...more

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William Anders is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Astronaut, Fighter pilot, Engineer

Age: 85

Birthplace: China, Hong Kong

William Alison Anders (born October 17, 1933), is a retired United States Air Force Major general, former electrical engineer, nuclear engineer, NASA astronaut, and businessman. In December ...more
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Jerome Clarke Hunsaker ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Pilot, Inventor, Aerospace Engineer

Age: Dec. at 98 (1886-1984)

Birthplace: Creston, Iowa

Jerome Clarke Hunsaker (August 26, 1886 – September 10, 1984) was an American airman born in Creston, Iowa, and educated at the Naval Academy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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Frank J. Sprague is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Inventor, Electrical engineer, Engineer

Age: Dec. at 77 (1857-1934)

Birthplace: Milford, Connecticut

Frank Julian Sprague (July 25, 1857 in Milford, Connecticut – October 25, 1934) was an American naval officer and inventor who contributed to the development of the electric motor, electric ...more
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Bradley Fiske is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Inventor

Age: Dec. at 88 (1854-1942)

Birthplace: Lyons, New York

Rear Admiral Bradley Allen Fiske (June 13, 1854 – April 6, 1942) was an officer in the United States Navy who was noted as a technical innovator. During his long career, Fiske invented more than ...more
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Ross Perot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Ross Perot Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: 88

Birthplace: Texarkana, Texas, United States of America

Henry Ross Perot (; born Henry Ray Perot; June 27, 1930 – July 9, 2019) was an American business magnate, billionaire, philanthropist, and politician. He was the founder and chief executive ...more
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Montel Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Spokesperson, Journalist, Television producer

Age: 62

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Montel Brian Anthony Williams (born July 3, 1956) is a former American television personality, radio talk show host, and actor. He is best known as host of the long-running daytime talk show The ...more

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John Adams Howell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Inventor

Age: Dec. at 78 (1840-1918)

Birthplace: Bath, New York

John Adams Howell (16 March 1840 – 1918) was a rear admiral of the United States Navy, who served during the Civil War and the Spanish–American War. He was also a noted inventor.
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Albert Schaufelberger is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Albert Arthur Schaufelberger (August 8, 1949 – May 25, 1983) was a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy who was assassinated in El Salvador.
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Stephen Frick is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Astronaut, Aerospace Engineer, Engineer

Age: 54

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Stephen Nathaniel Frick (born September 30, 1964) is an American astronaut and a veteran of two Space Shuttle missions. Raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Frick graduated from Pine-Richland ...more
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Jim Lovell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Astronaut, Actor, Writer

Age: 90

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

James Arthur Lovell Jr. (; born March 25, 1928) is a former NASA astronaut, Naval Aviator, mechanical engineer, and retired Navy captain. In 1968, as command module pilot of Apollo 8, he became ...more
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William C. McCool is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Astronaut

Age: Dec. at 42 (1961-2003)

Birthplace: San Diego, California

William Cameron "Willie" McCool (September 23, 1961 – February 1, 2003), (Cmdr, USN), was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut, ...more
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Kenneth Ham is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Astronaut

Age: 54

Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey

Kenneth Todd "Hock" Ham (born December 12, 1964) is a retired American astronaut and a captain in the United States Navy. Ham was selected for NASA's astronaut program in August 1998, ...more
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George D. Zamka is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Astronaut

Age: 56

Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey

George David "Zambo" Zamka (born 1962) is an American NASA astronaut and United States Marine Corps pilot with over 3500 flight hours in more than 30 different aircraft. Zamka piloted ...more
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David Leestma is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Pilot, Astronaut

Age: 69

Birthplace: Muskegon, Michigan

David Cornell Leestma (born May 6, 1949) is a former American astronaut and retired Captain in the United States Navy.
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Robert Curbeam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer

Age: 56

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

Robert Lee Curbeam, Jr. (born March 5, 1962) is a former NASA astronaut and captain in the United States Navy.Curbeam graduated from Woodlawn High School, Baltimore County, Maryland in 1980. He ...more
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Sunita Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Sunita Williams Flight engineer, Astronaut, Engineer

Age: 53

Birthplace: Euclid, Ohio

Sunita Pandya Lyn Williams (born September 19, 1965) is an American astronaut and United States Navy officer of Indo-Slovenian descent. She formerly held the records for total spacewalks by a ...more
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Lisa Nowak is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Flight engineer, Astronaut, Engineer

Age: 55

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Lisa Marie Nowak (née Caputo, born May 10, 1963) is an American former naval flight officer and NASA astronaut. Born in Washington, D.C., she was selected by NASA in 1996 and qualified as ...more

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Donn F. Eisele is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Pilot, Test pilot

Age: Dec. at 57 (1930-1987)

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

Donn Fulton Eisele (June 23, 1930 – December 2, 1987) (Colonel, USAF) was a United States Air Force officer, test pilot, and later a NASA astronaut. He occupied the command module pilot seat ...more
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James Irwin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Astronaut

Age: Dec. at 61 (1930-1991)

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

James Benson "Jim" Irwin (March 17, 1930 – August 8, 1991) (Col, USAF) was an American astronaut, aeronautical engineer, test pilot, and a United States Air Force pilot. He served as ...more
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David M. Walker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous United States Naval Academy Alumni
Astronaut

Age: Dec. at 57 (1944-2001)

Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia

David Mathieson "Dave" Walker (May 20, 1944 – April 23, 2001), (Capt, USN), was an American naval officer and aviator, fighter pilot, test pilot, and a former NASA astronaut. He flew ...more