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Notable Alumni University of Virginia

Degrees/Attendance 1931-1950



Mortimer M. Caplin (CLAS '37, LAW '40)
former commissioner of internal revenue
Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula (CLAS '43, GSAS '76)
former deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, U.S. Air Force


Frank Batten Sr. (CLAS '50)
former chair and CEO, Landmark Communications Inc.; benefactor, U.Va. Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
James A. Bear Jr. (CLAS '43, GSAS '52)
former director of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation
Charles L. Brown (SEAS '43)
former president and CEO of AT&T; former member, University of Virginia Board of Visitors
Samuel J. Goldwyn Jr. (CLAS '47)
founder, The Samuel Goldwyn Company and Samuel Goldwyn Films

Health Care & Medicine

S. Ward Casscells (MED '39)
orthopedic surgeon who revolutionized sports medicine as a pioneer in arthroscopic surgery
Leonard Malis (MED '43)
neurosurgeon, former chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and pioneer of microneurosurgery.


Robert Aldrich (CLAS '41)
film producer, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, The Dirty Dozen, The Longest Yard
Lewis M. Allen Jr. (CLAS '46)
Broadway producer, Annie; film producer, Lord of the Flies

Science & Technology

John Backus (Attended '42)
developer of FORTRAN, inventor of the Backus-Naur Form (BNF)
Ruth Patrick (GSAS '31, GSAS '34)
award-winning botanist and limnologist
Edward Pickels (GSAS '33, GSAS '35)
inventor of the vacuum ultracentrifuge


William M. "Bullett Bill" Dudley (EDU '42)
former professional football player, Pittsburgh Steelers, Detroit Lions, Washington Redskins; inductee, Pro Football Hall of Fame
Harrison Fitzgerald Flippin (CLAS '31, MED '33)
national pentathlon champion, former medical director, NFL
Bowie Kuhn (LAW '50)
former commissioner, Major League Baseball

Arts & Literature

Louis S. Auchincloss (LAW '41)
attorney, novelist, historian
Karl Shapiro (Attended '32)
poet; editor, Prairie Schooner; Pulitzer Prize winner

International/Foreign Affairs

Frederick E. Nolting Jr. (CLAS '33, GSAS '40, GSAS '42)
former U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam
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