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Notable Alumni University of Virginia

Degrees/Attendance 1951-1970

 

Politics

Christopher S. Bond (LAW '63)
former U.S. Senator for Missouri, former Governor of Missouri
Elaine R. Jones (LAW '70)
former President and Director-Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Brereton C. Jones (COMM '61)
former Governor of Kentucky
Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy (LAW '59)
former 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 U.S. Senator for Maine, former Governor of Maine
John Nau (CLAS '68)
former Chair of the National Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Bill Nelson (LAW '68)
U.S. Senator for Florida, Astronaut
John Snow (GSAS '66)
former 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 for Connecticut, former Governor of Connecticut

Business

James A. Bear Jr. (CLAS '43, GSAS '52)
former Director of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation
Alfred R. Berkeley III (CLAS '66)
former President and Vice Chair, NASDAQ
George David (DARD '67)
former Chair & CEO, United Technologies Corp.
Carl W. Smith (CLAS '51)
Founder, Amvest Corporation
George T. Yates III (CLAS '70, LAW '73)
Partner, Coudert Brothers; Recipient, French Legion d'Honneur

Health Care & Medicine

Vivian W. Pinn MD (MED '67)
Director, Office of Research on Women's Health, National Institutes of Health

Entertainment

Andrew M. Scheinman (CLAS '70, LAW '73)
Film Producer, A Few Good Men, When Harry Met Sally, The Princess Bride; Television Producer, Seinfeld
Richard A. Tuggle (CLAS '70)
screenwriter, Escape from Alcatraz, Tightrope
Stanley Winston (CLAS '68)
Academy Award winning motion picture special effects expert, Terminator, Iron Man, Predator, Avatar
Paul J. Witt (CLAS '63)
Film Producer, Three Kings, Dead Poets Society; Television Producer, The Golden Girls, Empty Nest, The Partidge Family

Science & Technology

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

Athletics

Albert (Al) Groh (COMM '66)
former Head coach, University of Virginia Football; former Head Coach, New York Jets
Sonny Randle (EDU '59)
former Head Coach, University of Virginia Football; former wide receiver, Chicago and St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys

Education

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

Land, Sea, & Space

Bill Nelson (LAW '68)
U.S. Senator for Florida; astronaut
A. Thomas Young (CLAS '61)
former Director, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

News & Media

Frederic W. Barnes Jr. (CLAS '65)
American political commentator
E. Thayer Bigelow Jr. (DARD '67)
former President and Executive Officer, HBO, Time Warner Cable
C. Shelby Coffey III (CLAS '68)
journalist, Vice Chair, Newseum
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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