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President of Tulane University
This is a list of notable individuals affiliated with
Tulane University, including alumni of non-matriculating and graduates, faculty, former faculty and major benefactors. Some especially notable individuals also are listed in the main university article.
Individuals are sorted by category and alphabetized within each category. For alumni, the degree and year of graduation are noted when available.
Ian Bremmer, political scientist
Cleanth Brooks, literary critic
Winston Chang, president of Soochow University
John R. Conniff, New Orleans and Baton Rouge educator; president of Louisiana Tech University 1926-1928 
Light Townsend Cummins, Bryan Professor of History at Austin College in Sherman, Texas and former official State Historian of Texas 
James H. Dillard, professor and early advocate for education of African-Americans
Charles E. Dunbar, B.A, 1910, law professor, 1916-1941; civil service reformer
Edward F. Fischer, M.A. and Ph.D, Professor of Anthropology at Vanderbilt University
James (Mac) Hyman, applied mathematician at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the United States
T.R. Kidder, archaeologist
Sang-don Lee, South Korean legal scholar
John Mosier, historian
Frank Vandiver, Civil War scholar, acting president of Rice University 1969-1970, president of Texas A&M University 1981-1988 Linda Wilson, 1957, former president of Radcliffe College
Arts and letters
Film and television
Bryan Batt, BA 1985, actor
Les Blank, BA 1958, MFA 1960, documentary filmmaker
Marshall Colt, Class of 1970, psychologist and former actor
Doug Ellin, A&S 1990, television writer/director, creator of HBO's series Entourage
Evan Farmer, actor
Paul Michael Glaser, BA 1966, actor, TV's Starsky and Hutch
Carlin Glynn, NG-N '61, actress, Tony award winner
Lawrence Gordon, 1958, producer of popular films such as Predator and Die Hard
Karen Grassle, actress
Robert Harling, movie screenwriter, producer and director. 
Courtney Hazlett, A&S '99, columnist and celebrity correspondent for MSNBC
Jonathan Hensleigh, Law, writer of Die Hard: With a Vengeance, Jumanji, Armageddon
Rick Hurst, actor; A&S '68
Lauren Hutton, 1964, actress; model
Anthony Jeselnik, comedian
Dave Jeser, A&S 2001, co-creator of Comedy Central's Drawn Together
Anthony Laciura, G '79, actor
Christian LeBlanc, 1980, actor
Shannon Lee, daughter of martial arts legend Bruce Lee
Elyse Luray, NC '89, star of PBS' History Detectives
Olga Merediz, NC '78, actress
Linda Taylor Miller, 1976, actress
Enrique Murciano, TC '95, actor, TV's Without a Trace
Ed Nelson, A&S '53, UC '00, actor, Peyton Place
Bruce Paltrow, 1965, television and film producer
Meryl Poster, Academy Award-winning and Emmy-nominated producer
Michael Price, Emmy award-winning writer and producer best known for his work on The Simpsons
Al Shea, actor and theatre critic
Jerry Springer, B.A., 1965, talk show host and former mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio
Harold Sylvester, actor, director Ian Terry, winner of the fourteenth season of Big Brother
Literature and poetry
John Gregory Brown, novelist, 1982
Amy Carter, G '96, children's book author; daughter of former President Jimmy Carter
Rich Cohen, writer, 1990
Nicole Cooley, poet; Walt Whitman Award recipient
Peter Cooley, poet
Alcée Fortier, folklorist and recorder of the story of Br'er Rabbit
Whitney Gaskell, Law 1997, novelist
Shirley Ann Grau, 1950, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
Jennifer Grotz, poet
N. K. Jemisin, science fiction and fantasy writer, three time Hugo Award recipient
Harnett Kane, Class of 1931, author of southern history, geography, culture, and fiction 
John Reed, author, Snowball's Chance
John Kennedy Toole, BA 1958, author, Pulitzer Prize winner for A Confederacy of Dunces Dede Wilson, poet and author
Music Jordan Bratman, music marketer
Les Crane, pioneer in interactive broadcasting, co-creator of pop music "Top 40"
Odaline de la Martinez, composer and conductor; first woman to conduct in a BBC Proms concert
John Doheny, jazz saxophonist, band-leader, and historian
Scott Greenstein, A&S '81, president of Sirius XM Radio
Zachary Richard, A&S '72, Cajun singer/songwriter and poet
Emily Saliers (attended), singer
Sonia Tetlow, bass player in rock band Cowboy Mouth
Janice Torre, lyricist of the song " Paper Roses" Michael White, jazz historian and musician
Non-fiction writing and journalism
Al Bolton, television and radio meteorologist in Shreveport; attended Tulane prior to entry into World War II 
Andrew Breitbart, '91, publisher and author  
Hodding Carter, journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner
Bessie Alexander Ficklen (1861-1945), writer, poet, artist
Robert Lane Greene, magazine journalist
Ira B. Harkey Jr., Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
Nate Lee, B.A. 1978, writer, senior editor for Chicago's Newcity 
Patrick McCauley, Class of 1949, journalist, born in Alexandria in 1927; edited in The Huntsville Times Huntsville, Alabama, 1966-1994 
Bill Monroe, A&S '42, broadcast journalist, former host of Meet The Press
Mike Sacks, editor, writer, 1990
Thomas Sancton, editor, writer, civil rights journalist, teacher, 1935 
Howard K. Smith, television journalist Lawrence Wright, author, Pulitzer Prize winner, and journalist
Lynda Benglis, N '64, sculptor
Mignon Faget, Newcomb 1955, artist, jewelry designer
Mary Garrard, 1958, art historian
Bryan Nash Gill, 1984, artist
Gary Russell Libby, art historian, curator, museum director
Sergio Rossetti Morosini, artist, conservator
Frank Relle, photographer
Mark Rothko, artist
Wendi Schneider, Newcomb 1977, artist, photographer
Hunt Slonem, B.A., 1973, artist
Meredith Stern, B.F.A. 1998, artist Cora Kelley Ward, painter
Business and economics
Matt Battiata, CEO, real estate economics expert
Geoffrey Beene, fashion designer
Richard Brennan Sr., restaurateur, owner of Commander's Palace in New Orleans 
Neil Bush, B.A., M.B.A., 1979, presidential brother, ex-savings and loan executive
Philip J. Carroll, M.S., 1961, former CEO, Shell Oil Company and Fluor Corporation
James H. Clark, founder of Silicon Graphics, Netscape, and WebMD
Charles E. Fenner, founder of Fenner & Beane, a forerunner of Merrill Lynch
David Filo, B.S. 1988, co-founder of Yahoo!
Alfred Ford, great-grandson of Henry Ford
C. Jackson Grayson, professor at Harvard, Stanford and Tulane; member of the Nixon Cabinet
Thomas M. Humphrey, PhD. 1970, economist
Samuel Israel III, fraudulent hedge fund manager
Dean Lombardi, J.D., President and GM of the Los Angeles Kings
Peter McNamara, B.S. CEO, McNamara Enterprises Underground Casino & Book Broker
Ricardo Salinas Pliego, M.B.A., 1979, Forbes World's Richest People
Muhamed Sacirbey, Bosnian-American businessperson
Peter Schloss, Chief Executive Officer, Broadwebasia, Director, Giant Interactive (NYSE: GA)
Aaron Selber Jr. B.B.A., 1950, businessman and philanthropist in Shreveport 
Fred L. Smith, president and founder of Competitive Enterprise Institute
Paul Tulane (benefactor), philanthropist Sam Zemurray (benefactor)
Government and politics
Heads of state
U.S. Senators and Congressmen
William L. Armstrong, B 1958, former U.S. Representative and U.S. senator from Colorado; president of Colorado Christian University (R) 
Howard Henry Baker Jr., 1945, U.S. Senate majority leader, White House chief of staff, U.S. ambassador to Japan (R) 
Hale Boggs, Law, 1937, U.S. Representative, 1941-1943, 1946-1972; house majority leader (D) 
Lindy Boggs, Newcomb 1935, U.S. Representative 1941-1943, 1973-1991, Tulane benefactor (D) 
Edwin S. Broussard, U.S. Senator from Louisiana (D) 
Donelson Caffery, Law, U.S. Senator, 1892-1900 (D)
James "Jimmy" Domengeaux, Law, Lafayette congressman and Cajun cultural spokesman (D) 
Allen J. Ellender, Law 1913, U.S. Senator, agriculture committee chair (D) 
Newt Gingrich, U.S. Representative, 1979-1998 and Speaker of the House, 1995-1998 (R) 
Tim Griffin, L '94, U.S. House of Representatives from Arkansas (R) 
Felix Edward Hébert, U.S. Representatives, 1940-1977 (D) 
Bob Livingston, former U.S. Representative, 1977-1999 (R) 
John H. Overton, Law, 1897, former U.S. senator from Louisiana (D)
Pedro Pierluisi, B.A., 1980, Puerto Rico's member of Congress (D) former Attorney General and President, New Party for Progress
Cedric Richmond, L '98, U.S. House of Representatives from Louisiana's 2nd congressional district (D)
Jared Y. Sanders Jr., U.S. Representative (D), later States Rights Party
Luther Strange, B.A. 1975, Law 1978, U.S. Senator from Alabama, 2017-2018 (R)
Gene Taylor, U.S. Representative, 1989-2011 (D-turned-R) David Vitter, Law, former U.S. senator from Louisiana, 2005-2017 (R)
Newton C. Blanchard, former governor of Louisiana (D) 
Murphy J. Foster Sr., governor of Louisiana (D) 
Michael Hahn, governor of Louisiana (D) 
Luther E. Hall, governor of Louisiana (D) 
Alvin Olin King, former governor of Louisiana (D) 
Richard W. Leche, former governor of Louisiana (D) 
Huey Long, Law, former governor of Louisiana (D) 
John McEnery, former governor of Louisiana (D)
Francis T. Nicholls, governor of Louisiana (D)
Jared Y. Sanders Sr., former governor of Louisiana (D)
Oramel H. Simpson, former governor of Louisiana (D)
David C. Treen, former governor of Louisiana (R) Bob Wise, Law, 1975, former governor of West Virginia (D)
U.S. Cabinet Secretaries and other prominent federal officials
Howard Henry Baker Jr., 1945, U.S. Senate majority leader, White House chief of staff, U.S. ambassador to Japan (R) 
Donald Ensenat, Law, 1973, White House chief of protocol
Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (D) (2009-2013)  Stephen Douglas Johnson, AB '85, L '88, U.S. House Chief Counsel for Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit(1995-98) and Bush White House Senior Advisor to the Office of Federal Housing Oversight (2001-03) 
Howard Henry Baker Jr. (1945), U.S. Senate majority leader, White House chief of staff, U.S. ambassador to Japan (R) 
Kristie Kenney, G '79, U.S. Ambassador to Thailand, former ambassador to the Philippines and Ecuador 
John Giffen Weinmann, (A&S '50, L '52), former U.S. Ambassador to Finland and chief of protocol in the White House Clint Williamson, (L '86) U.S. Ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues, UN envoy, White House policy official
Sidney Barthelemy, mayor of New Orleans (D) 
Paul Capdevielle, Law, mayor of New Orleans 
Sandra Frankel (née Applebaum), 1963, Arts and Sciences, former mayor of the Town of Brighton, NY (D)
Ray Nagin, M.B.A. 1994, mayor of New Orleans (D)
Robert Poydasheff, Law, former mayor of Columbus, Georgia (2003-2007) (R)
Jerry Springer, B.A. 1965, former mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio and television personality T. Semmes Walmsley, Law, mayor of New Orleans (D)
City and state officials
Joseph Bouie Jr., Master of Social Work, member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 97 in Orleans Parish since 2014 (D) 
Timothy G. Burns, B.A. 1979, M.B.A. 1980, J.D. 1983, Louisiana state representative from St. Tammany Parish since 2004 (R)
Buddy Caldwell, attorney general of Louisiana since 2008; former district attorney in Tallulah (D)-turned-(R)
Philip Ciaccio, state representative, New Orleans City Council member, state circuit judge 1982-1998 
John Elton Coon, state representative from Ouachita Parish; mayor of Monroe 1949-1956, and state fire marshal 1956-1964 (D) 
Eddie Doucet, former state representative for Jefferson Parish 
Frank Fulco, state representative from Shreveport; leader of Italian American community in Louisiana (D) 
Cameron Henry, member of Louisiana House (R)
Nita Rusich Hutter, M. Ed. 1978, state representative from St. Bernard Parish (R) 
Adam Kwasman, B.A. Economics 2003, member of Arizona House of Representatives District 11; 2014 candidate for U.S. Congress (R)
Elwyn Nicholson, state senator from Jefferson Parish 1972-1988 (D) 
Karen Carter Peterson, state representative and candidate for United States House of Representatives from Louisiana (D)
Weldon Russell, state representative from Tangipahoa and St. Helena parishes 1984-1988; realtor in Amite (D)
Jock Scott, former state representative from Alexandria (D)-turned-(R)
Scott M. Simon, architect and state representative (R)
Eric Skrmetta, attorney from Metairie, Louisiana; Republican member of the Louisiana Public Service Commission for District 1 (R)
Paul Spitzfaden, B.A. 1957, mayor of Mandeville, 1984-1996 (R) 
Roy R. Theriot, Law, former Louisiana comptroller, 1960-1973 (D)
Tom Thornhill, postgraduate study, Slidell attorney and member of the Louisiana House of Representatives 1996-2000 (R) 
Joseph F. Toomy, B.A. and M.B.A., former state representative from Jefferson Parish (R)  Chris Ullo, member of both houses of the Louisiana legislature 1972-2008 (D)
Tom Capella, '87, assessor of Jefferson Parish; former state representative and Jefferson Parish Council member; lawyer in his native New Orleans 
Amy Carter, '96, daughter of former President Jimmy Carter; children's book author (D)
Jan Crull Jr., Law, 1990, former Native American rights advocate, Hill staffer, international investment banker; multi Marquis Who's Who biographee 
C. B. Forgotston, fellow of Tulane Institute of Politics, lecturer in law, political activist, state government watchdog
Juan Manuel García Passalacqua, 1967, late leading political analyst in Puerto Rico (D)
Pedro A. Gelabert, 1956, Puerto Rico Secretary of Natural Resources
Victor Gold, journalist and political consultant 
John Grenier, Birmingham, Alabama, lawyer and leader of the Alabama Republican Party (R)
Supriya Jindal, E '93, B '96, first lady of Louisiana (R)
Kenneth McClintock, Law, 1980, Puerto Rico's former Senate President (2005-2008); former Secretary of State/Lt. Governor (D) (2009-2013) 
Paul Morphy, L.L.B., April 7, 1857, chess prodigy
Jaime Morgan Stubbe, 1980, president, Palmas del Mar Inc., former Puerto Rico Secretary of Economic Development
Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW) Martha Gilmore Robinson (1888-1981), women's rights and civic activist  
U.S. Supreme Court justices
Federal and state judges
Edith Brown Clement, Law, justice, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (R) 
William Tharp Cunningham, preparatory curriculum, Law, judge of the 11th Judicial District in Natchitoches and Red River parishes, member of the Louisiana House of Representatives 1908-1912 (D) 
W. Eugene Davis, Law, 1960, justice, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 
John Malcolm Duhé Jr., Law, Justice, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (R) 
Martin Leach-Cross Feldman, B.A. 1955, J.D. 1957 Federal Judge (R) 
Rufus E. Foster, Law, 1895, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 
F.A. Little Jr., Class of 1958, former judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana (R) 
Angel Martín, Law, former associate justice of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court
Tucker L. Melancon, Law, 1973, justice, 5th Circuit since 1994 (D) 
Judge Henry Mentz, U.S. federal district judge 1982-2005 
Mildred Methvin, Class of 1974, United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Louisiana 1983-2009, based in Lafayette (D) 
Charles B. Peatross, BBA 1963, judge 1996-2011 of the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal in Shreveport (D)
Bill Pryor, Law, 1987, justice, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (R)
Christian Roselius, 1857, chief justice, Louisiana Supreme Court (D)
Alvin A. Schall, Law, 1969, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Nauman S. Scott, one of the first Louisiana U.S. District Court Judges to advocate desegregation (D)-turned-(R)
Elizabeth Weaver, N '62; L '65, Michigan Supreme Court justice
Jacques Loeb Wiener, justice, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Stephen J. Windhorst, B.A., Law, district court judge, former state representative (R) John Minor Wisdom, Law, judge, U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit (R)
Dean Andrews Jr., attorney convicted of perjury by Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison
Sean M. Berkowitz, 1989, chief prosecutor, Enron Task Force
Terry Michael Duncan, lawyer killed in 1993 Russian constitutional crisis
William T. Dzurilla, Law, 1981, international attorney and law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White (1982-1983).
Jim Garrison, Law, New Orleans district attorney (D) 
Marc Kligman, J.D. 1995, sports agent and criminal lawyer
Jim Letten, L '79, U.S. attorney
Leander Perez, Law, judge and district attorney of Plaquemines Parish in first half of twentieth century (D)
Odell Pollard, attorney from Searcy, Arkansas; former Arkansas Republican Party chairman and national committeeman (R) Ira Sorkin, BA 1965, attorney for Bernard Madoff
Adolphe Lafargue, newspaper publisher, state legislator, and judge from Marksville (D) 
A. Brown Moore, Class of 1934, lawyer, politician, businessman (D) 
George W. Reese Jr., New Orleans lawyer and Louisiana Republican political figure William Suter, Law 1962, clerk of the U.S. Supreme Court 1991-present
Math, science and technology
Jon-Erik Beckjord, paranormal investigator and photographer
Ruth Benerito, Newcomb alumna and inventor of wrinkle-free cotton
Willey Glover Denis, 1879-1929, Newcomb A.B. 1899, Tulane M.A. 1902. Biochemist; her appointment as assistant professor at Tulane Medical School has been identified as the first appointment of a woman as a faculty member of a major medical institution in the U.S.
Anna Epps, microbiologist; possibly the first African-American woman with a PhD to lead a medical school. 
David Filo, B.S.C.E, co-founder of Yahoo!
Kurt Mislow, 1944, Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University 
Harold Rosen, B.S.E.E, 1947, engineer/inventor, famous for inventing the geostationary communications satellite
Dave Winer, B.A, Mathematics, 1976, Weblog and RSS pioneer, former Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Fellow
A. Baldwin Wood, B.S.M.E., 1899, engineer and inventor of the wood screw pump (1913) and the wood trash pump (1915) Ilya Zhitomirskiy, 1989-2011, student, co-founder of the social network Diaspora
James Andrews, M.D., orthopedic surgeon
Dale Archer, B.A., 1978, M.D., doctor and television personality
Jim C. Barnett, physician and surgeon from Brookhaven, Mississippi, member of Mississippi House of Representatives 1992-2008 
Charles C. Bass, MD, Tulane Medical School dean 1922-1940, researcher in tropical medicine, inventor of modern dental floss
Regina Benjamin, M.B.A., 1991, U.S. Surgeon General under President Barack Obama; first African-American woman on the American Medical Association Board of Trustees
Gerald Berenson, B.S. 1943, M.D. 1945, heart researcher, preventive medicine pioneer and founder of the Bogalusa Heart Study  
Cyril Y. Bowers, M.D., professor of medicine and medical researcher
George E. Burch, M.D., 1933, cardiologist
Jay Cavanaugh, Ph.D, 1994, member of California State Board of Pharmacy 1980-90; director of American Alliance for Medical Cannabis, 2001
Wallace H. Clark Jr., B.S. 1944, M.D. 1947, pathologist, cancer researcher
Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., 1932, pioneer of modern medicine and recipient of the Congressional Gold Medal
E. Wesley Ely, B.S., 1985; M.P.H., 1989; M.D., 1989, physician researcher of  delirium at  Vanderbilt University Medical Center 
Thomas Farley, New York City Health Commissioner
Thomas Naum James, M.D., 1949, director, World Health Organization cardiovascular center
Ruth L. Kirschstein, M.D., 1951, director, National Institutes of Health, for whom the Kirschstein NRSA grant program is named
Abraham L. Levin, M.D., 1907, inventor of the Levin Tube, which is still used for duodenal drainage after surgery
Rudolph Matas, M.D., 1880, "father of vascular surgery"
William Larimer Mellon Jr., M.D., M '53, founder of Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Haiti
José Gilberto Montoya, founder of the Immunocompromised Host Service and works at the Positive Care Clinic at Stanford
Kelly Overton, Activist
Imperato Pascal, MPH & TM, author
Harry V. Sims, M.D., 1915, American College of Surgeons
Luther Leonidas Terry, M.D., 1935, U.S. surgeon general 1961-1965; chair of the committee that produced Smoking and Health: Report of the Advisory Committee to the Surgeon General of the United States
Paul Wehrle, physician who helped develop of methods to prevent and treat polio and smallpox Charles B. Wilson, pioneer in pituitary tumor treatment; Cushing Medal recipient
George K. Anderson, General in the United States Air Force
Wayne Downing, General in the US Army
Douglas G. Hurley, NASA astronaut
John L. McLucas, G '43, Secretary of the Air Force
Rick Snyder, '84, Vice Admiral, US Navy 
William Suter, Law 1962, General, US Army
Tate Westbrook, Captain, US Navy 
James C. Yarbrough, General in the US Army
David H. Berger E '81, The 38th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps Christina Maria Rantetana, MPH '97, rear admiral in the Indonesian Navy 
Royalty and religion
Michael Aubrey, baseball player 
David Mark Berger, A&S '66, NCAA champion, member of 1972 Israeli Olympic weightlifting team 
Jim Boyle, NFL offensive tackle 
Bubby Brister, NG-UC '85, former NFL quarterback 
Bobby Brown, Medicine 1950, baseball player, president of the American League 
Janell Burse, basketball player in the WNBA 
Chris Bush, 2004, NFL receiver 
Andy Cannizaro, MLB shortstop and baseball All American 
Jerry Dalrymple, football All-American 
Quincy Davis, 2006, naturalised Chinese Taipei men's national basketball team player  
JaJuan Dawson, 1999, NFL receiver 
Burnell Dent, NFL linebacker 
Corey Dowden, NFL defensive back
Barbara Farris, UC '98, WNBA forward, New York Liberty 
Steve Foley, football, quarterback in 1977 near-undefeated season when Tulane beat LSU for the first time in 25 years
Matt Forte, NFL running back
Nolan Franz, NFL wide receiver
Lester Gatewood, NFL center
Tony Giarratano, MLB, Detroit Tigers 
Fred Gloden, NFL player 
Brandon Gomes, MLB, Tampa Bay Rays 
Jim Gueno, NFL linebacker
Ryan Grant, NFL wide receiver who is currently a free agent
Nickie Hall, football player 
Ruffin Hamilton, NFL linebacker
Phil Hicks, NBA basketball player 
Rodney Holman, 1981, NFL pro bowl tight end
Linton Johnson III, 2004, NBA player 
Robert Kelley, NFL running back 
Shaun King, 1999, NFL quarterback
Dominik Köpfer, German tennis player
Troy Kropog, 2009-present, NFL lineman Tennessee Titans 
Eric Laakso, 1976 Tulane Athlete of the year, NFL offensive tackle
J. P. Losman, NFL quarterback
Seth Marler, B '03, NFL kicker
Lonnie Marts, 1990, NFL linebacker 1991-2001
Tommy Mason, NFL running back
Max McGee, NFL wide receiver
Sylvester McGrew, NFL defensive end
Mewelde Moore, NFL running back
Ed Morgan, baseball player 
Kevin Mmahat, baseball player 
Steve Mura, baseball player 
Eddie Murray, UC '80, NFL kicker
Phil Nugent, football player
Micah Owings, MLB, Arizona Diamondbacks, Cincinnati Reds 
Richie Petitbon, NFL player and coach
Eddie Price, football player
Patrick Ramsey, NFL quarterback
Ham Richardson, 1955, tennis player
Andy Sheets, baseball player 
Joe Silipo, football player in the CFL, USFL and NFL
Jerald Sowell, NFL running back
Mike Tannenbaum, former general manager, New York Jets (NFL)
Eric Thomas, 1987, NFL defensive back 1987-1995
Michael Thompson, PGA Tour golfer
Paul Thompson, NBA player 
Dalton Truax, NFL tackle, Oakland Raiders
Linda Tuero, tennis, winner of Italian Open
John "Hot Rod" Williams, NBA player 
Roydell Williams, NFL wide receiver
Frank Wills, baseball player  Josh Zeid, Major League Baseball pitcher 
Akira Arimura, professor of endocrinology
William Balée, professor of Anthropology and Environmental Studies
Harry Blackmun, U.S. Supreme Court
David Bonderman, founder of TPG Capital
Elizabeth Hill Boone, professor of Latin American art history 1994-
Christian M. M. Brady, targumist
Ian Bremmer, political scientist
Stephen Breyer, U.S. Supreme Court (D)
Douglas Brinkley, historian
William Craft Brumfield, professor and historian of Russian art and architecture
Florian Cajori, historian
James Carville, political science
Alfred H. Clifford, mathematician
Harold Cummins, faculty 1919-1964, anatomist
Gordon G. Gallup Jr., faculty 1968-1975, developer of the mirror test for self-awareness (1970)
Jan Hamer, 1927-2008, faculty 1960-1992, organic chemist
Kenneth W. Harl, historian
Melissa Harris-Perry, former Professor of Political Science and anchor for MSNBC
Helmut Otto Hofer, faculty 1965-1977, zoologist and comparative anatomist
Louis J. Ignarro, faculty 1973-1985; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1998
Walter Isaacson, author and former CEO of CNN; member of the Board of Tulane
T.R. Kidder, archaeologist
James A. Knight, M.D., former faculty, psychiatrist, theologian, and medical ethicist
Adrienne Koch, historian
Ida Kohlmeyer, artist and associate on faculty, 1950s
John S. Kyser, president of Northwestern State University 1954-1966, taught at Tulane in the early 1920s 
Kris Lane, historian and author, Tulane University and University of Minnesota faculty
Robert K. Merton, sociologist, former head of the Sociology Department
Claire Messud, novelist
Alton Ochsner, founder of Ochsner Clinic, pioneer anti-smoking advocate
William Rehnquist, U.S. Supreme Court (R)
John Leonard Riddell, faculty 1836-1865; microscopist, chemist, botanist, geologist, physician, inventor of the first practical mono-objective binocular microscope (1851)
Charles P. Roland, historian of the American Civil War and the American South, professor at Tulane 1952-1970
Tom Sancton, journalist, musician, Andrew W. Mellon Professor
Antonin Scalia, U.S. Supreme Court (R)
Andrew V. Schally, faculty 1962-2006, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1977), French Legion of Honor
J. Lawrence Smith, chemist and inventor of the inverted microscope (1850)
Royal D. Suttkus, faculty 1950-1990, founder of the largest ichthyology collection in the world
Lewis Thomas, faculty 1948-1950, physician, researcher, and essayist
Frank J. Tipler, physicist and author Jesmyn Ward, novelist; two-time winner of the National Book Award for Fiction (2011 and 2017)  
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