Johns Hopkins University

Discover the notable alumni of Johns Hopkins University. The list includes people like John Dewey, Denton Cooley, Wolf Blitzer, Brad Rutter & Timothy Geithner. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as miscellaneous, scientists, intellectuals & academics, writers and physicians etc.
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Woodrow Wilson
(28th President of the United States (1913 - 1921))
Woodrow Wilson
54
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 28, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Staunton, Virginia, United States
Died: February 3, 1924

From presidential cabin of Princeton University to presidential office of the White House, Woodrow Wilson ushered a series of progressive reforms that changed the American politics forever. The 28th President of USA, Woodrow Wilson introduced several ground-breaking policies including the Federal Reserve Act. He played a key role in founding the first intergovernmental organisation—the League of Nations—for which he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

 2 
Madeleine Albright
(64th United States Secretary of State (1997 - 2001))
Madeleine Albright
37
Birthdate: May 15, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Smíchov, Prague, Czechia
Died: March 23, 2022
Madeleine Albright served as the U.S. Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001, under Bill Clinton, and was the first woman to hold the post. The Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee also chaired the Albright Stonebridge Group and taught at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service.
 3 
John Dewey
(Philosopher)
John Dewey
18
Birthdate: October 20, 1859
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, United States
Died: June 1, 1952

A staunch advocate of progressive education and liberalism, the American philosopher and psychologist was the founder of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. John Dewey’s famous writings included The Reflex Arc Concept in Psychology and Human Nature and Conduct. According to him, passion for knowledge and intellectual curiosity were central to a teacher. He called himself a democratic socialist.

 4 
Wes Craven
(Film director, Screenwriter)
Wes Craven
10
Birthdate: August 2, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: August 30, 2015
 5 
John Astin
(Actor and Director Known for His Role as ‘Gomez Addams’ in the TV Series ‘The Addams Family’)
John Astin
18
Birthdate: March 30, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
John Astin is best known as Gomez Addams from the 1960s’ series The Addams Family. He was a known face in movies of the horror-comedy/parody genre, such as the Killer Tomatoes films. Some of his other notable films were West Side Story, Freaky Friday, and National Lampoon's European Vacation.
 6 
Morgan Ortagus
(Spokesperson for the United States Department of State From 2019 to 2021)
Morgan Ortagus
25
Birthdate: July 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Auburndale, Florida, United States
 7 
Gil Scott-Heron
(Poet and Singer-songwriter)
Gil Scott-Heron
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: May 27, 2011
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 8 
Brad Rutter
(Television Host)
Brad Rutter
1
Birthdate: January 31, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
 9 
John C. Malone
(CEO of 'Tele-Communications Inc.')
John C. Malone
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 7, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milford, Connecticut, United States

Billionaire businessman John C. Malone is currently the chairman of Liberty Media, Liberty Global, and Qurate Retail Group. Previously, he was the CEO of Tele-Communications Inc. (TCI). He is also believed to be the largest private landowner in USA. He established the Malone Family Foundation and has given away millions of dollars in charity, especially to educational institutions. 

 10 
Iris Chang
(Journalist)
Iris Chang
3
Birthdate: March 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Died: November 9, 2004
 11 
Timothy Geithner
(American Banker and 75th United States Secretary of the Treasury (2009 - 2013))
Timothy Geithner
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

American banker Timothy Geithner is a former United States Secretary of the Treasury. He has also served as the president of the global private equity firm Warburg Pincus and been the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He also lectures as a visiting faculty at Yale.

 12 
Evan Ryan
(Diplomat)
Evan Ryan
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, United States
 13 
Walter Reed
(U.S. Army Physician Who Led a Team Which Confirmed That Yellow Fever Gets Transmitted By a Mosquito)
Walter Reed
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: September 13, 1851
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Belroi, Virginia, United States
Died: November 22, 1902

Walter Reed was a U.S. Army physician best remembered for leading a team which confirmed that yellow fever gets transmitted by a mosquito rather than by direct contact. His work went a long way in the fight against yellow fever.

 14 
Louise Erdrich
(Author)
Louise Erdrich
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 7, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Little Falls, Minnesota, US
 15 
Michael Gordon
(Actor)
Michael Gordon
1
Birthdate: September 6, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: April 29, 1993
 16 
Wendy Osefo
(Cast member of The Real Housewives of Potomac)
Wendy Osefo
1
Birthdate: May 21, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nigeria
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 17 
Helen B. Taussig
(American Cardiologist Who Founded the Field of Pediatric Cardiology)
Helen B. Taussig
2
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: May 24, 1898
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 20, 1986
Helen B. Taussig is remembered as the founder of pediatric cardiology. Born to a Harvard professor father and a mother who was a women’s education pioneer, she was denied a Harvard seat for being a woman and thus studied medicine at Johns Hopkins. She pioneered the cure of the blue baby syndrome.
 18 
Frederick Jackson Turner
(American Historian During the Early 20th Century)
Frederick Jackson Turner
1
Birthdate: November 14, 1861
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Portage, Wisconsin, United States
Died: March 14, 1932

Frederick Jackson Turner was an American historian who was closely associated with the University of Wisconsin as well as Harvard University. Turner is credited with training and mentoring several PhDs who went on to become respected historians in their own right. Best remembered for his Frontier Thesis, Frederick Jackson Turner had a strong influence on historians, novelists, and filmmakers.

 19 
Nurul Izzah Anwar
(Politician)
Nurul Izzah Anwar
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 19, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Nurul Izzah Anwar is a Malaysian politician who served as the People's Justice Party's Vice-President from 2010 to 2018. The daughter of Dato' Seri Haji Anwar bin Ibrahim, Nurul Izzah is an ardent advocate of civil and human rights.
 

 20 
Davey Johnson
(Baseball player, Baseball manager)
Davey Johnson
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida, United States
 21 
Michael Bloomberg
(Former Mayor of New York City (2002-2013))
Michael Bloomberg
51
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 14, 1942
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brighton, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg went from working at a parking lot, to owning the media house Bloomberg L.P. The sixteenth-richest person in the world, as of 2020, Bloomberg is also a devoted philanthropist and has signed The Giving Pledge. He was also part of the Democratic presidential nomination.
 22 
Hans Selye
(Hungarian-Canadian Endocrinologist Known for His Studies of the Effects of Stress on the Human Body)
Hans Selye
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: January 26, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: October 16, 1982
Born to a doctor father, Hungarian-Canadian endocrinologist Hans Selye grew up to be nominated for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 17 times but never won it. He is remembered for his ground-breaking work the medical impact of stress on the human body, also known as stress response.
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Spiro Agnew
(39th Vice President of the United States (1969-1973))
Spiro Agnew
28
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 9, 1918
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: September 17, 1996
Spiro Agnew served as the U.S. vice-president under Richard Nixon, from 1969 to 1973; the governor of Maryland; and a Baltimore County executive. In 1973, he was forced to resign due to allegations of bribery, criminal conspiracy, extortion, and tax fraud. He wrote an autobiography and a novel, defending himself.
 24 
Margaret Hayes
(Actress)
Margaret Hayes
0
Birthdate: December 5, 1916
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: January 26, 1977
 25 
Wolf Blitzer
(Journalist and Anchor for CNN Who Became Famous for His Reporting on the First Gulf War.)
Wolf Blitzer
11
Birthdate: March 22, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Augsburg, Germany

CNN journalist and news anchor Wolf Blitzer is best known for his reporting of the Persian Gulf War. Audiences know him for his show The Situation Room. He was part of the Peabody Award-winning team that covered Hurricane Katrina. He has also penned books such as Between Washington and Jerusalem.

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Antonia Novello
(The First Woman and First Hispanic to Serve as Surgeon General of the United States)
Antonia Novello
2
Birthdate: August 23, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Antonia Novello became the first female and the first person of Hispanic origin to become the U.S. surgeon general. Initially a pediatric nephrologist, she later switched to Public Health Service, after realizing she was too emotional to be a pediatrician. The Puerto Rican physician was also a UNICEF representative.

 27 
Thomas Peterffy
(Businessperson)
Thomas Peterffy
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1944 AD
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
 28 
Celeste O'Connor
(Actress)
Celeste O'Connor
3
Birthdate: December 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Nairobi, Kenya
 29 
Akshay Oberoi
(Acting debut as a child in the 2002 comedy-drama American Chai)
Akshay Oberoi
0
Birthdate: January 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey, United States
 30 
Frank Oppenheimer
(Physicist, Teacher)
Frank Oppenheimer
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 14, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 3, 1985
 31 
Caleb Deschanel
(Cinematographer, Director and Father of Actresses Zooey Deschanel and Emily Deschanel)
Caleb Deschanel
2
Birthdate: September 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Caleb Deschanel is an American film and television director and cinematographer. In 2000, he won the American Society of Cinematographers Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography for his work in the epic historical revisionist war film, The Patriot. Deschanel has also played an important role in shaping the careers of his daughters, Zooey and Emily Deschanel.

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Thomas Dixon Jr.
(Politician)
Thomas Dixon Jr.
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 11, 1864
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shelby, North Carolina, United States
Died: April 3, 1946
 33 
Walter Murch
(American Film Editor, Director, Writer and Sound Designer)
Walter Murch
2
Birthdate: July 12, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
 34 
Royal Rife
(Inventor)
Royal Rife
3
Birthdate: May 16, 1888
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Elkhorn, Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Died: August 5, 1971

Royal Rife is best remembered for inventing an oscillating beam ray, which he claimed could cure diseases with its vibrations but which failed to cure people eventually. The optics engineer also absurdly claimed to have achieved magnifications of over 10 times more powerful than the best microscopes of modern times.

 35 
C. J. Cherryh
(Writer)
C. J. Cherryh
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
 36 
Lawrence Hill
(Novelist known for his 2007 novel The Book of Negroes)
Lawrence Hill
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 24, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newmarket, Canada
 37 
Malcolm Kerr
(American Political Scientist)
Malcolm Kerr
3
Birthdate: October 8, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon
Died: January 18, 1984
 38 
John Mauchly
(Physicist)
John Mauchly
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 30, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Died: January 8, 1980
 39 
Russell Baker
(Journalist)
Russell Baker
1
Birthdate: August 14, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Loudoun County, Virginia, U.S.
Died: January 21, 2019
 40 
Bernadine Healy
(American Cardiologist and the First Female Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Bernadine Healy
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: August 4, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: August 6, 2011

Bernadine Healy created history by becoming the first woman to serve as the director of the National Institutes of Health. Apart from being a seasoned cardiologist, she had also taught medicine at institutes such as Johns Hopkins and had been the president of the American Red Cross and other non-profits.

 41 
Samuel J. Palmisano
(Executive, American football player)
Samuel J. Palmisano
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 29, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
 42 
Rafael Hernández Colón
(Politician)
Rafael Hernández Colón
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ponce, Puerto Rico
Died: May 2, 2019
 43 
Walter H. Breen
(Novelist)
Walter H. Breen
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 5, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States
Died: April 27, 1993
 44 
Richard E. Bellman
(American Mathematician)
Richard E. Bellman
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 26, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: March 19, 1984
 45 
Paul Rabil
(American Former Professional Lacrosse Player and Co-founder of the Premier Lacrosse League)
Paul Rabil
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 14, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 46 
Esi Edugyan
(Novelist)
Esi Edugyan
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1978 AD
Birthplace: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
 47 
Peter Agre
(American Physician and Winner of 2003 Nobel Prize in Chemistry)
Peter Agre
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Northfield, Minnesota, United States

Nobel Prize-winning doctor Peter Agre revolutionized science with his work on the movement of water molecules inside the cell membrane. Born to a chemistry professor, he developed an interest in science early in his life. He was also associated with the medical schools at Johns Hopkins and Duke University.

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Raymond E. Brown
(Catholic Priest)
Raymond E. Brown
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 22, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 8, 1998
 49 
Andrew Baldwin
(American Naval Officer and Physician)
Andrew Baldwin
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

Although best known for his appearances on the ABC reality dating show The Bachelor, Andrew James Baldwin is much more than just a television personality. A Medical Officer with US Navy, he is known for his humanitarian works and enthusiasm for triathlon, being named to the All-Navy triathlon team five times, besides competing internationally in numerous Half-Ironman and Ironman events.

 50 
Emily Graslie
(American Science Communicator)
Emily Graslie
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States