The Catholic University Of America

Discover the notable alumni of The Catholic University Of America. The list includes people like Susan Sarandon, Jon Voight, Fulton J. Sheen, Theodore Hesburgh & Timothy M. Dolan. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as miscellaneous, intellectuals & academics, film & theater personalities, leaders and writers etc.
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John Carroll Lynch
(Actor and Director Known for His TV Series: ‘The Drew Carey Show’ and ‘American Horror Story’)
John Carroll Lynch
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Birthdate: August 1, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boulder, Colorado, United States

Actor and film director John Carroll Lynch has been active in the entertainment industry for three decades. After studying theater in college, he began his career with the Guthrie Theater company. He made his film debut soon after and didn’t take long before entering the TV industry. He is the winner of one Los Angeles Film Festival award.

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Julie Nixon Eisenhower
(Writer and Daughter of Former U.S. President Richard Nixon)
Julie Nixon Eisenhower
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 5, 1948
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Youngest daughter of the 37th President of United States, Richard Nixon, Julie Nixon Eisenhower is an author who wrote Pat Nixon: The Untold Story, which became a New York Times best-seller. She is also one of the board of directors of the Richard Nixon Foundation. 
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Lisa Ann Walter
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Birthdate: August 3, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Silver Spring, Maryland
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Henry Gibson
9
Birthdate: September 21, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 14, 2009
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 5 
Fulton J. Sheen
(Archbishop)
Fulton J. Sheen
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 8, 1895
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: El Paso, Illinois
Died: December 9, 1979

Catholic bishop Fulton J. Sheen was also a prominent radio and TV personality. Known for his stint on the NBC radio show The Catholic Hour, he also hosted the popular TV programs Life Is Worth Living and The Bishop Fulton Sheen Show. He also wrote extensively on communism, love, and peace.

 6 
Siobhan Fallon Hogan
(Actress)
Siobhan Fallon Hogan
3
Birthdate: May 13, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, USA
 7 
Saeed Jaffrey
(Britain's Highest-Profile Asian Actor)
Saeed Jaffrey
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Birthdate: January 8, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Malerkotla, Punjab India
Died: November 15, 2015

Saeed Jaffrey is remembered for his roles in series such as Tandoori Nights and Merchant Ivory Productions movies such as The Guru. He won a Filmfare for his performance in Shatranj Ke Khilari, narrated the audiobook Kama Sutra, and voiced all characters in a BBC broadcast of A Suitable Boy

 8 
Terry McAuliffe
(72nd Governor of Virginia From 2014 to 2018)
Terry McAuliffe
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 9, 1957
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States

Democratic Party member and former governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe is a qualified lawyer. Born to a Democratic politician in New York, he began his first business at 14, maintaining driveways and parking lots in his area, and grew up to be a successful banker, real-estate developer, and venture capitalist.

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Bob Casey Jr.
(Politician)
Bob Casey Jr.
4
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.
 10 
Veronica Taylor
(Voice Actress)
Veronica Taylor
3
Birthdate: December 4, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
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Theodore McCarrick
(Priest)
Theodore McCarrick
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 7, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, United States

Theodore McCarrick is a former cardinal and laicized bishop of the Catholic Church. He became the first cardinal to resign from the College of Cardinals because of sexual abuse claims in July 2018. Known as a champion of progressive Catholicism and social justice causes, McCarrick was found guilty of sexual crimes and abuse of power. He was dismissed from clergy in 2019.

 12 
Mitch Landrieu
(Politician)
Mitch Landrieu
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 16, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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Rosanna Scotto
(American News Anchor and Co-host of 'Good Day New York')
Rosanna Scotto
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Birthdate: April 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

Rosanna Scotto is an American newsreader and the co-host of popular shows, such as Good Day New York. Since 1990, Rosanna Scotto has been one of the most popular female news anchors in the United States and the lead female news anchor on Fox. Apart from appearing on TV, Scotto has also appeared in a couple of films like Ransom.

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Nancy Dickerson
(American journalist)
Nancy Dickerson
1
Birthdate: January 19, 1927
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wauwatosa, Wisconsin Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, United States
Died: October 18, 1997
 15 
Tom Harkin
(Politician)
Tom Harkin
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 19, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cumming, Iowa Cumming, Iowa, United States U.S.
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Mary Daly
(Philosopher)
Mary Daly
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Birthdate: October 16, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States
Died: January 3, 2010
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James McGreevey
(Politician)
James McGreevey
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 6, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.
 18 
Francis George
(Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago)
Francis George
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 16, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: April 17, 2015

Francis Eugene Cardinal George was a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. From 1997 to 2014, he served as the Archbishop of Chicago. He also served as the Bishop of Yakima from 1990 to 1996. In 1998, he was created a cardinal and later served as president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) between 2007 and 2010.

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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
 20 
Dorothea Orem
(Nursing Theorist and Creator of the 'Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory')
Dorothea Orem
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 15, 1914
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: June 22, 2007

Dorothea Orem was an American nursing theorist. She is best remembered for creating the self-care deficit nursing theory, which is also called the Orem's Model of Nursing. Developed between 1959 and 2001, the theory is often used in primary care and rehabilitation settings, where the patient is taught to be independent.

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Webster Tarpley
(Author, political activist, and conspiracy theorist known for his role in the 9/11 truth movement, believing 9/11 was a "false flag" operation)
Webster Tarpley
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States
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Martin Puryear
(Sculptor who works in media including wood, stone, tar, and wire)
Martin Puryear
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Birthdate: May 23, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
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Jean Kerr
(Author)
Jean Kerr
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 10, 1922
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 5, 2003
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Euphemia Haynes
(Former Mathematician who was first African American woman to earn a PhD in mathematics)
Euphemia Haynes
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 11, 1890
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: July 25, 1980
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Charles Huron Kaman
(Aeronautical Engineer)
Charles Huron Kaman
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 15, 1919
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: January 31, 2011
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Patrick Joseph Hayes
(Cardinal)
Patrick Joseph Hayes
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 20, 1867
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: September 4, 1938
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Joseph Weber
(Physicist)
Joseph Weber
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 17, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Paterson, New Jersey, United States
Died: September 30, 2000
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Edward M. Liddy
(Businessman)
Edward M. Liddy
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
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Timothy M. Dolan
(Theologian, University teacher, Catholic priest)
Timothy M. Dolan
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 6, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St. Louis

The archbishop of New York, Timothy M. Dolan has previously also served as the archbishop of Milwaukee. He has also penned several religious books, such as Doers of the Word and Called to Be Holy. He was also assigned with the task of handling cases of priests engaging in sexual abuse.

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Theodore Hesburgh
(15th President of the University of Notre Dame)
Theodore Hesburgh
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 25, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States
Died: February 26, 2015

Theodore Hesburgh was an American educator, social activist, and author. Over the course of his career, Hesburgh was involved in several American governmental and civic initiatives, international humanitarian projects, commissions, and papal assignments. In 1964, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 2000, he received the Congressional Gold Medal for his service.

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Julius Nieuwland
(Known for His Discovery of 'Lewisite' and Acetylene Research for its Use as a Synthetic Rubber)
Julius Nieuwland
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 14, 1878
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Hansbeke, Belgium
Died: June 11, 1936

Belgian-born American chemist, professor and Holy Cross Priest Julius Nieuwland is most noted for discovering the chemical compound Lewisite that was later developed as a chemical warfare weapon; and for successfully polymerizing acetylene into divinylacetylene that led Dupont to invent neoprene. He served as professor at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and established the peer-reviewed journal American Midland Naturalist

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Joseph Bernardin
(American Cardinal, Archbishop of Chicago)
Joseph Bernardin
4
Birthdate: April 2, 1928
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Died: November 14, 1996

Joseph Bernardin had been the Cardinal of the Catholic Church and the Archbishop of Chicago. Born to Italian immigrants in the U.S., he initially wished to be a physician but later stepped into theology. Though he was once accused of sexual misconduct, the charges against him were later dropped.

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Charles Stuart Bowyer
(Astronomer)
Charles Stuart Bowyer
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 2, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States
Died: September 23, 2020

A pilot’s son, Charles Stuart Bowyer excelled in physics and became a professor at the University of California at Berkeley. A pioneer of extreme ultraviolet astronomy, he spearheaded the launch of the first EUVE satellite and also pushed for the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence. He died of COVID-19 complications.

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Nora Astorga
(Nicaraguan Revolutionary)
Nora Astorga
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 10, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Managua, Nicaragua
Died: February 14, 1988

Nicaraguan revolutionary and guerrilla fighter Nora Astorga became associated with the Sandinistas while studying law. She worked as a corporate lawyer later, while continuing her revolutionary activities, this earning the reputation of a spy. She later served as the Nicaraguan ambassador to the United Nations.

 35 
Michael D. Griffin
(Physicist)
Michael D. Griffin
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 1, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Maryland, United States
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Roger Mahony
(American Cardinal and Retired Prelate)
Roger Mahony
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 27, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
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John A. Saliba
(Writer)
John A. Saliba
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1937 AD
Birthplace: Malta