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List of George Washington University Alumni

The list of George Washington University alumni includes numerous prominent politicians, including a recent U.S. Attorney General, four current heads of state or government, CEOs of major corporations, scientists, Nobel laureates, MacArthur fellows, Olympic athletes, Academy Award and Golden Globe winners, royalty, and Time 100 notables.


Michael K. Young, current President of Texas A&M University, formerly President of University of Washington.


Lee Kun-Hee, Chairman of Samsung and one of the world's richest people.
Dina Merrill, billionaire co-founder of RKO Pictures.



United States

U.S. Cabinet

U.S. Governors

U.S. Senators

Senator J. William Fulbright, founder of the Fulbright Program.

U.S. Representatives

Sitting U.S. Rep. Gil Cisneros of California.
Sitting U.S. Rep. Susan Wild of Pennsylvania.
Sitting U.S. Rep. Darren Soto of Florida.
Sitting U.S. Rep. Julia Brownley of California.

U.S. mayors

Other U.S. officials

Eddie Farnsworth, current President pro tempore of the Arizona Senate.
Tom Bossert, Homeland Security Advisor to President Donald Trump.
Mark Felt, Deep Throat informant during the Watergate scandal.


Heads of state and government

Cabinet ministers

Other figures


U.S. Ambassadors

Michael Punke, former U.S. Ambassador to the World Trade Organization, current Vice President of Amazon Web Services.

State Department officials

Other diplomats


U.S. Circuit Judges

U.S. District Judges

Senior Judge Burnita Shelton Matthews, the first woman appointed to serve on a U.S. District Court.

U.S. State Supreme Courts

Attorneys General

Hsu Mo, founding Judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

International judges

Other legal figures

Belva Ann Lockwood, first woman to argue before the U.S. Supreme Court.



Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine.

Pulitzer Prize

Glenn Greenwald, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for his work on U.S. Global surveillance based on disclosures by Edward Snowden.


Tom Fitton, current President of Judicial Watch.


Alec Baldwin, Golden Globe-winning actor.
Courteney Cox, actress.

First Family and royalty



Julius Axelrod, Nobel Prize-winning biochemist.





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