List of Tulane University people

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A list of notable people affiliated with Tulane University, including graduates, former students, faculty, former faculty and major benefactors. Some especially notable individuals also are listed in the main university article.

Individuals are sorted by category and alphabetized within each category. For alumni, the degree and year of graduation are noted when available.


Academia[edit]

Architecture[edit]

Arts and literature[edit]

Business and economics[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

Law and politics[edit]

Math, science and technology[edit]

  • Jon-Erik Beckjord, paranormal investigator and photographer
  • Ruth Benerito, Newcomb alumna and inventor of wrinkle-free cotton
  • Alfred H. Clifford, faculty, mathematician
  • Willey Glover Denis (1879–1929), Newcomb A.B. 1899, Tulane M.A. 1902. Biochemist; her appointment as assistant professor at Tulane Medical School has been identified as the first appointment of a woman as a faculty member of a major medical institution in the U.S.
  • David Filo, B.S.C.E, co-founder, Yahoo!
  • Gordon G. Gallup, Jr., faculty (1968–1975), developer of the mirror test for self-awareness (1970)
  • Jan Hamer (1927–2008), faculty (1960–1992), organic chemist
  • Kurt Mislow, 1944, Professor of Chemistry at Princeton University
  • John Leonard Riddell, faculty (1836–1865), microscopist, chemist, botanist, geologist, physician, inventor of the first practical mono-objective binocular microscope (1851)
  • Harold Rosen, B.S.E.E, 1947, engineer/inventor, famous for inventing the geostationary communications satellite
  • J. Lawrence Smith, faculty, chemist and inventor of the inverted microscope (1850)
  • Frank J. Tipler, faculty, physicist and author
  • Dave Winer, B.A, Mathematics, 1976, Weblog and RSS pioneer, former Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Fellow
  • A. Baldwin Wood, B.S.M.E., 1899, (December 1, 1879 - May 10, 1956) engineer and inventor of the wood screw pump (1913) and the wood trash pump (1915)
  • Ilya Zhitomirskiy (1989-2011), student, co-founder of the social network Diaspora

Medicine[edit]

Military[edit]

Royalty and religion[edit]

Sports[edit]

Tulane presidents[edit]

President Years
Francis Lister Hawks** 1847-1849
Theodore Howard McCaleb** 1850-1862
University closed during the Civil War 1862–1865
Thomas Hunt[disambiguation needed]** 1865-1867
Randell Hunt** 1867-1884
William Preston Johnston 1884–1899
William Oscar Rogers 1899–1900 (acting)
Edwin Alderman 1900–1904
Edwin Boone Craighead 1904–1912
Robert Sharp 1912–1913 (acting)
1913–1918
Albert Bledsoe Dinwiddie 1918–1935
Douglas Smith Anderson 1935–1936 (acting)
Robert Leonval Menuet 1936–1937 (acting)
Rufus Carrollton Harris 1937–1960
Maxwell Edward Lapham 1960 (acting)
Herbert Eugene Longenecker 1960–1975
Sheldon Hackney 1975–1980
Eamon Kelly 1980–1981 (acting)
1981–1998
Scott Cowen 1998–2014
Michael Fitts 2014–present
** denotes Presidents of The University of Louisiana

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