List of Tufts University people

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The following is a partial, incomplete list of notable Tufts University people. It includes alumni, professors, and others associated with Tufts University, a private research university in Medford/Somerville, near Boston, Massachusetts, US.

Notable alumni[edit]

Select Tufts alumni
New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, class of 1970
U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, Scott Brown, class of 1981
U.S. Senator from New York, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, class of 1948, M.A. 1949, PhD 1961
Former Prime Minister of Greece Kostas Karamanlis, PhD Political Science
eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, class of 1988
ex-DuPont CEO Ellen J. Kullman, class of 1978
Actor and voice actor Hank Azaria, class of 1987
Academy Award-winning actor William Hurt, class of 1972
Today Show host Meredith Vieira, class of 1975
Alternative rock band Guster, composed of Tufts graduates

Government and politics[edit]

Heads of state[edit]

US governors[edit]

US Cabinet level positions[edit]

Other federal positions[edit]

US Senators and Congressmen[edit]


Foreign officials[edit]

Judges and attorneys[edit]

State officials[edit]

City officials[edit]




Arts and media[edit]

Film and television[edit]


Writing and literature[edit]

Non-fiction writing and journalism[edit]



College and university presidents[edit]

Professors and scholars[edit]



Criminal activity[edit]

Fictional alumni[edit]

Notable faculty[edit]

Presidents of Tufts[edit]

Notable honorary degree recipients[edit]

Tufts awards honorary degrees to outstanding people since 1858; among them:[5]