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Notable Alumni University of Virginia

Degrees/Attendance 1830-1930



Alben W. Barkley (Attended 1898)
former vice president under Harry S. Truman, former U.S. senator from Kentucky
John Singleton Mosby (Attended 1853)
former U.S. counsel to Hong Kong, cavalry commander, Confederate States Army
Hugh D. Scott (LAW '22)
former U.S. senator for Pennsylvania
John C. Stennis (LAW '27)
former U.S. senator for Mississippi
Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart (CLAS '28)
former U.S. secretary of the interior
Woodrow Wilson (Attended 1879)
28th president of the United States, Nobel laureate


Charles T. Pepper (MED 1855)
the original "Dr. Pepper"

Health Care & Medicine

Walter Reed (MED 1869)
medical pioneer whose research led to a cure for yellow fever

Science & Technology

Jesse W. Beams Jr. (GSAS '25)
physicist; winner, National Medal of Science


Eppa Rixey (CLAS 1914, GSAS '20)
former pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds; inductee, Baseball Hall of Fame


Wade Hampton Frost (CLAS 1901, MED 1903)
founder and former dean, Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health

Land, Sea, & Space

Richard E. Byrd (Attended 1908)
Antarctic explorer; recipient, Medal of Honor
William F. "Bull" Halsey (Attended 1901)
former admiral, U.S. Navy
James McConnell (Attended 1907)
one of the original seven pilots of the Lafayette Escadrille, World War I
Alexander Archer Vandegrift (CLAS 1909)
former general, U.S. Marine Corps; winner, Distinguished Service Medal, Medal of Honor

Arts & Literature

Paul Bowles (Attended '28)
author, composer
Erskine Caldwell (Attended '23, Attended '26)
Julien Green (Attended 1919)
novelist; member, Académie Française
Georgia O'Keeffe (Attended 1912)

International/Foreign Affairs

Fernando Simón Bolívar (Attended '28)
former Venezuelan diplomat
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