Notable Georgetown Alumni


Georgetown University graduates go on to be leaders in a variety of career fields. Alumni hold leadership posts in academia, the arts, business, government, legal, medical, and non-profit sectors throughout the world. A sample of alumni successes include:

Law, Government, and Politics

  • William Jefferson Clinton (SFS'68) - former President of the United States
  • Antonin Scalia (C'57) - Supreme Court justice
  • George Tenet (SFS'76) - Former director of Central Intelligence
  • Michael Powell (L'93) - chairman, Federal Communications Commission
  • Gen. James Jones (F'66) - Former supreme allied commander, Europe, North American Treaty Organization
  • William McDonough (G'62) - former president and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of N.Y.; Vice-Chairman, Merrill Lynch
  • Mark Morial (L'83) - former mayor of New Orleans
  • Scott Thomas (L'77) - Former commissioner, Federal Elections Commission
  • Andrew Natsios, (C'71) - Special Envoy to Darfur; Former administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (SFS'68) - president of the Philippines
  • Thomas Ambro (C'72, L'75) - Judge, United States Court of Appeals
  • Franklin L. Lavin (SFS'79, G'85) - Ambassador to Singapore
  • George Mitchell (L'61) - former majority leader, U.S. Senate
  • Mickey Kantor (L'68) - former secretary of Commerce
  • Alfredo Cristiani (B'68) - former president of El Salvador


  • Sen. Patrick Leahy (L'64) - D-VT
  • Sen. Richard Durbin (SFS'66; L'78) - D-IL
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski (C'80) - R-AK
  • Sen. James Webb (L'75) - D-VA
  • Rep. Michael Castle (L'64) - R-DE
  • Rep. Henry Cuellar (SFS'78) - D-TX
  • Rep. John Dingell (C'49, L'52) - D-MI
  • Rep. Mike Ferguson (MPP'95) - R-NJ
  • Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (G'86) - R-NE
  • Rep. Stephanie Herseth (C'93, G/L'96/PhD '03) - D-SD
  • Rep. Mazie Hirono (L'78) - D-HI
  • Rep. Steny Hoyer (L'66) - D-MD
  • Rep. William Jefferson (L'96) - D-LA
  • Rep. Mark Steven Kirk (L'92) - R-IL
  • Rep. Daniel Lungren (L'71) - R-CA
  • Rep. Chris Van Holl Jr. (L'90) - D-MD
  • Rep. Peter Visclosky (L'82) - D-IN
  • Rep. Frank Wolf (L'65) - R-VA
  • Rep. Albert Wynn (L'77) - D-MD
  • Del. Luis Fortuno (SFS'82) - R-PR


  • Ted Leonsis (C'77) - vice chairman, America Online and President, AOL Audience Business; majority owner, Washington Capitals hockey team
  • Philip Marineau (C'68) - president and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Marcus Wallenberg (SFS'80) - Chairman, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken
  • Robert Emmett McDonough (F'49) - founder and vice chairman, Remedy Temp, Inc.
  • Edmond Villani (C'68) - Partner, Intana Management, LLC; former vice chairman, Deutsche Asset Management
  • Ken "Dr. Fad" Hakuta (B'72) - inventor and CEO, Foundation
  • Jules Kroll (L'66) - president, Kroll-O'Gara Company
  • Paul Nussbaum (L'71) - Former president, Patriot American Corporation
  • Michael L. Chasen (MBA'95) - CEO & co-founder, Blackboard Inc.
  • Kristen M. Fletcher (MBA'84) - Former chairman, ABN-AMRO, Inc.
  • Saadadeen R. Hariri (B'92) - CEO, Saudi Oger, Ltd.
  • Michael E. Heisley, Jr. (B'86) - executive vice president, Heico Companies
  • Michael A. Todman (B'79) - president, Whirlpool Corporation International

Entertainment, Media and Culture

  • Stuart Bloomberg (C'72) - Producer; former chairman, ABC Entertainment
  • Jonathan Nolan (C'98) - author of "Memento"
  • Linda Gradstein (SFS'85) - correspondent, National Public Radio (NPR)
  • William Peter Blatty (C'50) - author of "The Exorcist"
  • John Guare (C'60; H'91) - author and playwright
  • Margaret Edson (G'92) - Pulitzer Prize winning author of "Wit"
  • Maria Shriver (C'77) - first lady of California; best selling author
  • Malcolm Lee (C'92) - director, "The Best Man" and "Undercover Brother"
  • Greta Van Susteren (L'79, L'82) - anchorwoman, Fox News Network
  • Richard L. Battista (B'86) - CEO, Gemstar-TV Guide, International

Science and Medicine

  • Patricia Grady (NHS’67), director of the National Institute of Nursing Research
  • Antonia Novello (Hospital fellow '75) - physician, former U.S. Surgeon General
  • John J. Ring (C'49; M'53) - former president, American Medical Association
  • Solomon Snyder (C'59, M'62) - neuroscientist
  • Andrew C. von Eschenbach (M’67), commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration

Religion, Social Action and Education

  • Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J. (C'56) - 47th president, Georgetown University
  • Joan Claybrook (L'73) - president, Public Citizen
  • Robert M. Hayes (C'74) - founder, Coalition for the Homeless
  • Rev. Daniel K. Lahart, S.J., president of Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School, Houston, TX (B '83)
  • Rev. Brian Paulson, S.J., president of St. Ignatius College Preparatory School, Chicago, IL (SFS '81)
  • Anthony Shriver (C'88) - founder and chairman, Best Buddies International
  • Most Rev. Thomas J. Rodi, Bishop, Diocese of Biloxi, MS (C '71)
  • Sister Kathleen Ross, SNJM, founding President, Heritage College, Yakima, WA (G '71)
  • Rev. John Whitney, S.J., (C'80) - provincial of the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus


  • Paul Tagliabue (C'62) - Former commissioner, National Football League
  • Arlen Kantarian (B'75) - chief executive, Professional Tennis, U.S. Tennis Association
  • Patrick Ewing (C'85) - Former professional basketball player, New York Knicks, Seattle SuperSonics, Orlando Magic
  • Othella Harrington (C'96) - professional basketball player, Charlotte Bobcats
  • Dikembe Mutombo (SLL'91) - professional basketball player, Houston Rockets
  • Don Reid (C'95) - former professional basketball player, Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, Orlando Magic
  • Jerome Williams (C'96) - Former professional basketball player, Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors
  • Jaren Jackson (B'89) - Former professional basketball player; Head Coach, Pittsburgh Xplosion
  • Jahidi White (C'98) - Former professional basketball player, Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Ruben Boumtje Boumtje (C'01) - Former professional basketball player, Orlando Magic

C - College
SFS - School of Foreign Service
B - Business
SLL- School of Language and Linguistics
G - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
L - Law Center
M - School of Medicine
NHS - Nursing and Health Studies
DDS - Dental School
SCS - School of Continuing Studies

February 1, 2006