List of University of Pittsburgh alumni

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This list of University of Pittsburgh alumni includes notable graduates, non-graduate former students, and current students of the University of Pittsburgh, a state-related research university located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

Arts and entertainment[edit]

Alumnus Michael Chabon is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Wonder Boys, and the The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, among other works
Alumnus Gene Kelly was a legendary Hollywood star known for singing and dancing


Alumnus Mike Ditka is a Hall of Fame tight end, coach and well known broadcaster
Alumnus Dan Marino is a Hall of Fame quarterback and well known broadcaster
Alumnus John Woodruff was a Gold-medalist in 800-meters at the 1936 Berlin Olympics


Alumnus Marc Chandler is a well known foreign exchange market analyst, writer, speaker
Alumnus Andrew W. Mellon was a banker, industrialist, philanthropist, art collector and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, along with serving as president of the alumni association and as a university trustee




Alumnus General Roscoe Robinson was the first African-American Four-star General in the United States Army


Politics, law, and activism[edit]

Alumnus Richard Thornburgh served as Governor of Pennsylvania and U.S. Attorney General. His archives are located in the Dick Thornburgh room in Hillman Library
Alumna Wangari Maathai has won multiple international awards including the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize and is the subject of the documentary film Taking Root
Alumnus John Murtha served in the United States House of Representatives for over 36 years

Science, medicine, and technology[edit]

Alumnus Jesse Steinfeld served as the Surgeon General of the United States from 1969 to 1973
Vladimir Zworykin, a father of television


See also[edit]


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