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Notable Alumni University of Virginia

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

 

Politics

Lt. Gen. David A. Deptula (CLAS '43, GSAS '76)
former deputy chief of staff for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, U.S. Air Force
John Snow (GSAS '66)
former U.S. secretary of the treasury

Business

James A. Bear Jr. (CLAS '43, GSAS '52)
former director of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation
Maria C. Freire (GSAS '81)
president, Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

Entertainment

Robert (Skipp) L. Sudduth IV (GSAS '85)
actor, Third Watch, One Life to Live, Ronin

Science & Technology

Jesse W. Beams Jr. (GSAS '25)
physicist; winner, National Medal of Science
Ruth Patrick (GSAS '31, GSAS '34)
award-winning botanist and limnologist
Edward Pickels (GSAS '33, GSAS '35)
inventor of the vacuum ultracentrifuge

Athletics

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

Education

John T. Casteen III (CLAS '65, GSAS '66, GSAS '70)
former president, University of Virginia
Rabbi David Ellenson (GSAS '72)
president, Hebrew Union College
Jerome P. Keuper (GSAS '52)
founder and former president, Florida Institute of Technology

Land, Sea, & Space

Kathryn Cordell Thornton (GSAS '79)
astronaut, physicist

Arts & Literature

Edward P. Jones (GSAS '81)
novelist, Pulitzer Prize winner

International/Foreign Affairs

Yasushi Akashi (GSAS '56)
former under-secretary, U.S. Office of the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Hanan Ashrawi (GSAS '82)
Palestinian legislator; member, Palestinian Legislative Council
Michael Guest (GSAS '81)
former U.S. ambassador to Romania
Wilson Nathaniel "Nat" Howell (CLAS '61, GSAS '65)
former U.S. ambassador to Kuwait
Frederick E. Nolting Jr. (CLAS '33, GSAS '40, GSAS '42)
former U.S. ambassador to South Vietnam
Javier Solana (GSAS '71)
former secretary general, NATO; former secretary general, Council of the EU
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