List of George Washington University people

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Senator Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader
Congressman Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader
Colin Powell: General (four-star) in the U.S. Army; National Security Advisor (1987–1989); Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–93); 65th Secretary of State (2001–2005)
Mark Warner is a current United States Senator from Virginia and the immediate former Governor of Virginia.
James William Fulbright was a member of the United States Senate representing Arkansas and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations during the Vietnam era. Fulbright established an international exchange program, which thereafter bore his name, the Fulbright Fellowships and Scholarships.
John Edgar Hoover was the most influential but controversial director of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Brian Williams, anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News
Edward Teller was a Hungarian-born American theoretical physicist who became a professor at the George Washington University. He would go on to be known as "the father of the hydrogen bomb".
Syngman Rhee was the first president of South Korea. His presidency, from August 1948 to April 1960, was affected by Cold War tensions. He led South Korea through the Korean War.
Michael D. Griffin, NASA Administrator
General Peter Pace was the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the first U.S. Marine appointed to this position.
Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer was Vice President of Iraq under the Iraqi Transitional Government of 2005–06, and was President of Iraq under the Iraqi Interim Government from 2004 to 2005.
John Foster Dulles was an American statesman who served as Secretary of State under President Dwight D. Eisenhower from 1953 to 1959.
Michael Coats is a former NASA astronaut who has logged more than 19 days in space. He is the 10th Director of the NASA Johnson Space Center.

List of notable alumni of the George Washington University.

Notable alumni[edit]



Elected officials[edit]


U.S. Senators[edit]

  • Michael B. Enzi (1966), from Wyoming, former Chairman of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, 1997–present
  • Harry Reid (JD 1964), from Nevada, former Lieutenant Governor, former US Representative, former Majority and Minority Whip, former Minority Leader, former Chairman of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, former Chairman of the Select Committee on Ethics, current Senate Majority Leader, 1987–present
  • Mark Warner (1977), former Governor of Virginia, 2009–present
  • Elizabeth Warren (attended), from Massachusetts, former Chairperson of the Congressional Oversight Panel, 2013–present

U.S. Representatives[edit]


Other elected officials[edit]

First Family[edit]

United States Cabinet[edit]


Central Intelligence Agency[edit]

Federal Bureau of Investigation[edit]

State Department[edit]

Department of Defense[edit]

Department of Justice[edit]

United States Ambassadors and Diplomats[edit]

United States Armed Forces[edit]


International leaders[edit]

Mikheil Saakashvili has been the President of Georgia since 2004.
Faure Gnassingbé has been the President of the Republic of Togo since 2005.

Heads of State and/or Government[edit]


Other Figures[edit]

  • Maximo Kalaw (1916), noted Philippine nationalist, political scientist, novelist
  • Philip Jaisohn (So Chae-p'il) (M.D., 1892), Korean nationalist, first Korean to get a medical degree in the United States.
  • Carl Lutz (1924), a hero of the holocaust who saved the lives of thousands of Hungarian Jews during his tenure as Swiss Vice-Consul in Budapest from 1942 to 1945
  • Elisabeth Delatour Préval, First Lady of Haiti
  • Afnan Al-Shuaiby – Secretary General of the Arab British Chamber of Commerce








Noted faculty[edit]


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