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Notable Alumni University of Virginia

Degrees/Attendance 1951-1970



Christopher S. Bond (LAW '63)
U.S. Senator for Missouri
Elaine R. Jones (LAW '70)
Retired president and director-counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Brereton C. Jones (COMM '61)
Former Governor of Kentucky
Edward M. Kennedy (LAW '59)
U.S. Senator for Massachusetts
Robert F. Kennedy (LAW '51)
Former U.S. Senator for New York; former U.S. Attorney General
Author S. King Jr. (LAW '69)
Former Governor of Maine
John Nau (CLAS '68)
Chairman, Federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Bill Nelson (LAW '68)
U.S. Senator, Astronaut
John Snow (GSAS '66)
U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
John V. Tunney (LAW '59)
Former U.S. Senator for California
Lowell Weicker (LAW '58)
Former U.S Senator and Governor of Connecticut
George T. Yates III (CLAS '70, LAW '73)
Recipient, French Legion d'Honneur award in 2002


James A. Bear Jr. (CLAS '43, GSAS '52)
Former Director, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation
Alfred R. Berkeley III (CLAS '66)
Former President and Vice Chairman, NASDAQ
George David (DARD '67)
Chairman & CEO, United Technologies Corp.
Carl W. Smith (CLAS '51)
Founder, Amvest Corporation
A. Thomas Young (CLAS '61)
Former president, Martin Marietta, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin Corp

Health Care & Medicine

Vivian W. Pinn MD (MED '67)
Director, Office of Research on Women's Health, National Institutes of Health
Denise Geolot Sherer (NURS '70, NURS '75)
Director, Center for Quality, Health Resources and Services Administration


Andrew M. Scheinman (CLAS '70, LAW '73)
Movie producer, A Few Good Men, When Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride
Richard A. Tuggle (CLAS '70)
Screenwriter, Escape from Alcatraz, Tightrope
Stanley Winston (CLAS '68)
Motion picture special effects expert.
Paul J. Witt (CLAS '63)
Movie producer, Three Kings, Dead Poets Society; television producer

Science & Technology

Francis S. Collins MD, PhD (CLAS '70)
Director, National Human Genome Research Institute


Albert (Al) Groh (COMM '66)
Head coach for University of Virginia Football team. Former head coach of the New York Jets.
Sonny Randle (EDU '59)
Four-time all-pro player with St. Louis Cardinals. Coached the U.Va. Cavaliers from 1974-1975.


John T. Casteen III (CLAS '65, GSAS '66, GSAS '70)
President, University of Virginia
Jerome P. Keuper (GSAS '52)
Founder and President Emeritus of Florida Institute of Technology

Land, Sea, & Space

Bill Nelson (LAW '68)
U.S Senator and Astronaut. Flew on a mission aboard the Columbia Space Shuttle in 1988.

News & Media

Frederic W. Barnes Jr. (CLAS '65)
Executive editor of The Weekly Standard, co-host of The Beltway Boys and also regularly appears on Fox's Special Report with Brit Hume.
E. Thayer Bigelow Jr. (DARD '67)
Director, Crane Co., Former president, Time Warner Cable; former president, HBO
C. Shelby Coffey III (CLAS '68)
Former President, CNN Business News and CNNfn; former editor, U.S. News and Report, The Dallas Times Herald, and the Los Angeles Times
Brit Hume (CLAS '65)
Anchor of Special Report with Brit Hume, Managing Editor Fox News
Bob Wright (LAW '68)
Vice Chairman and Executive Officer, GE Chairman, NBC Universal

Arts & Literature

Bruce Brandfon (CLAS '69)
VP and Publisher of Scientific American
N. Scott Momaday (LAW '59)
Author, House Made of Dawn, The Bear; Pulitzer Prize recipient
Henry S. Taylor (CLAS '65)
Pulitzer Prize- winning Author, A Flying Change

International/Foreign Affairs

Yasushi Akashi (GSAS '56)
Former undersecretary, US Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
William Lyons Brown Jr. (CLAS '58)
U.S. Ambassador to Austria
Edward E. Elson (CLAS '56)
Former Ambassador to Denmark
William S. Farish III (CLAS '62)
U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James
Charlie Glazer (COMM '65)
US Ambassador
W. Nathaniel Howell (CLAS '61, GSAS '65)
Former U.S. Ambassador to Kuwait
Alton G. Keel Jr. (SEAS '66, SEAS '70)
Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO
W. Robert Pearson (LAW '68)
Director General, Foreign Service and Director, Human Resources U.S. Department of State
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