A Few Georgetown University Alumni
SFS—Walsh School of Foreign Service (undergraduate)
United States Presidents
Bill Clinton, SFS 1968, 42nd President of the United States, 1993–2001.
Lyndon Johnson, President of the United States, briefly attended in 1934.
Ambassadors from 1944 to the present
About 80 are listed.
Heads of State, Leaders, and people of other countries
King Abdullah II of Jordan ibn al-Hussein, MSFS 1987, 1999-present.
Ziad Abu Amr, 1980, 1986, Foreign Minister,
Palestinian National Unity Government, March-June 2007.
Prince Naef Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, 1995.
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, SFS 1968, President of the Philippines, 2001-present.
José Manuel Barroso, MSFS 1998, Prime Minister of Portugal, 2002-2004;
President of the European Commission, 2004-present.
Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven, 1988-1989.
Felipe de Borbon, Prince of Asturias, MSFS 1995, Crown Prince of Spain.
Alfredo Cristiani, 1968, President of El Salvador, 1989-1994.
Mohammed Gulam Dewji, 1998,
Member of Parliament, Tanzania, 2005-present.
Stéphane Dujarric, SFS 1988, Chief Spokesman for the United Nations;
U.N. Secretary-General, 2005-2006.
Francis Escudero, 1996, Philippine Senator, Philippines, 2007-present.
Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, SFS 1959-1963, (did not graduate), Iranian Foreign Minister, 1979–1980, during Iran hostage crisis. Later arrested and executed.
Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg, SFS 1987.
Saad Hariri, 1992, Lebanese political leader and billionaire businessman.
Prince Hashim bin Al Hussein of Jordan, SFS 2005.
John Lynch-Staunton, SFS 1953, Canadian politician, first leader of the
Conservative Party of Canada.
Samuel Lewis Navarro, 1979, Foreign Minister, 1st Vice President of Panama.
Galo Plaza, SFS 1929, President of Ecuador, 1948-1952;
President, Organization of American States, 1968-1975…
Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, Prince of Denmark, MSFS 1995.
Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark, SFS 2008.
Prince Talal Muhammad of Jordan, SFS 1989, 1989.
Princess (Ghida Salaam) Talal of Jordan, SFS 1986, 1986.
James C.Y. Soong, 1974, Chairman of Taiwan’s People First Party.
Bruno Stagno Ugarte, SFS 1991, Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Republic of Costa Rica, 2006-present.
Ong Keng Yong, 1983, Secretary-General,
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), 2003-present.
Željko Komšić, SFS 1982, Tripartite President of Bosnia, 2006-present.
US Governors (20 are mentioned)
Mitch Daniels, 1979, R-Indiana, 2005-present.
John Lynch, 1978, D-New Hampshire, 2005-present.
Luis Muñoz Marín, 1915, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 1949-1965.
Jim McGreevey, 1981, D-New Jersey, 2002-2004.
People whose work is/was related to the US Government
Jack Abramoff, 1986, Former lobbyist and businessman, central figure in
a series of high-profile political scandals.
Gary Bauer 1973, Conservative activist and Reagan Administration official.
Patrick Joseph “Pat” Buchanan, 1961, advisor to presidents Richard Nixon,
Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan; nationally syndicated political pundit; a
regular on The McLaughlin Group.
John Dean, 1965, White House Counsel to President Richard Nixon during
the Watergate affair, 1970-1973.
John Dingell, 1949, 1952, D-Michigan, current Dean, House of Representatives.
Robert F. Drinan, S.J., 1949, 1951, D-Massachusetts, 1971-1981
(first Roman Catholic priest to serve as a voting Member of Congress);
Georgetown Law professor, 1981-2006 (deceased).
Frank Gaffney, SFS 1975, President and Founder, Center for Security Policy.
Robert M. Gates, 1974, Secretary of Defense, 2006-present;
Director, Central Intelligence Agency, 1991-1993.
Mark D. Gearan, 1991, Director, Peace Corps 1995-1999.
Alexander Haig, 1961, Secretary of State in the Reagan Administration; Supreme Commander of NATO; White House Chief of Staff; CEO, United Technologies.
Leonard Hall, 1920, Chairman, Republican National Committee, 1953
Philip A. Hart, 1934, D-Michigan, (deceased).
Henry Hyde, 1947, R-Illinois, former Chairman,
International Relations and Judiciary Committees (deceased).
Michael P. Jackson, 1985, Deputy Secretary,
Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 2005-2007.
Tina W. Jonas, 1995, Undersecretary of Defense (Comptroller) and
Chief Financial Officer, Department of Defense, 2004-present.
Lane Kirkland, SFS 1948, President, AFL-CIO, 1979-1995.
Patrick Leahy, 1964, D. Vermont Senator for nearly 30 years;
chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Mike McCurry 1985, Press Secretary to President Clinton, 1995-1998.
George Mitchell, 1961, D-Maine, U.S. Senate Majority Leader from 1989 to 1995; chairman, Walt Disney Company, March 2004 until January 2007,
Chancellor of the Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Joseph Montoya, 1938, D-New Mexico (deceased).
Marc Morial, 1983, President and CEO, National Urban League, 2003-present; Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana, 1994-2002.
Paul Pelosi, SFS 1962, investor; husband of Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S.
House of Representatives. Three of their children are Georgetown grads.
Dan Pfeiffer, 1998, Deputy Communications Director, Obama ’08.
John Podesta, 1976, Chief of Staff to President Clinton, 1998-2001.
Michael Powell, 1993, Chairman,
Federal Communications Commission, 2001-2005.
Charles O. Rossotti, 1962, Commissioner,
Internal Revenue Service, 1997-2002.
Antonin Scalia, 1957, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court, 1986-present.
Douglas H. Shulman, 1999, Commissioner,
Internal Revenue Service, 2008-present.
Charles Schultze, 1948, 1950, Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers in the Carter administration.
John Sears, 1963, political strategist, managed Ronald Reagan’s first two presidential campaigns.
John Sirica, 1926, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District
of Columbia, 1971-1974; Time magazine “Man of the Year” 1973.
George Tenet SFS 1976, Director, Central Intelligence Agency, 1997-2004.
John Tuck, SFS 1967, Under Secretary,
Department of Transportation, 1989-1992.
General George William Casey Jr., SFS 1970, Chief of Staff,
U.S. Army, 2007-present; Commander, Multi-National Force-Iraq, 2004-2007.
Maj. Gen. John L. Fugh, SFS 1957, Chairman, The Committee of 100 (US);
Judge Advocate General, U.S. Army, 1991-1993;
the first Chinese-American to become a general officer in the U.S. Army.
Lt. Gen. John D. Gardner, 1986, Deputy Commander,
NATO Land Component, Heidelberg.
Maj. Gen. J. Scott Gration (Ret.), 1988, Senior Military and Foreign Policy Advisor to Sen. Barack Obama.
General James L. Jones, SFS 1966, Chairman, The Atlantic Council of the United States, 2007-present; Commander of U.S.-European Command and the NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, 2003-2006; Commandant, United States Marine Corps, 1999-2003.
Vice Admiral Michael A. McDevitt, 1975, Commandant, National War College
(of the National Defense University), 1995-1997.
Vice Admiral Robert B. Murrett, 1982, Director, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, 2006-present; Director, Naval Intelligence, 2005-2006.
Peter Pace, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,
Georgetown University honors with Presidents’ medal.
General David H. Petraeus, SFS Fellow,
Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, 1994-1995,
Commander, United States Central Command (Middle East, East Africa, Central Asia), 2008-present; Commander, Multi-National Force-Iraq, 2007-2008.
Vice Admiral Ann E. Rondeau, 1982, Director, Navy Staff, 2005-2006.
Donald Henry Rumsfeld
attended a few months in 1957,
former United States Secretary of Defense.
Lt. Gen. Stephen M. Speakes, 1986,
Deputy Chief of Staff for Programs, U.S. Army, 2006-present.
Lt. Gen. Michael Spigelmire, 1962, Commander, VII Corps, Stuggart, 1991-1992.
Vice Admiral William D. Sullivan, 1990, U.S. Military Representative to NATO, Brussels, 2006-present.
Maj. Gen. Guy C. Swan III, 1987, Commander, U.S. Army Military District of Washington and Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region, 2005-2007.
Lt. Gen. George H. Sylvester (Ret.), 1956, Vice Commander, Air Force Systems Command, Andrews Air Force Base, 1979-1981.
Religion, non-profit, and education
Kirby Anderson, National Director of Probe Ministries,
Host of Point of View radio talk show.
Kendall L. Baker, 1966, 1969, 10th President, Ohio Northern University, 1999-present; 9th President, University of North Dakota, 1992-1999.
Robert L. Barchi, 1968, 1969, 4th President, Thomas Jefferson University, 2004-present; Provost, University of Pennsylvania, 1999-2004.
Thomas B. Curran, O.S.F.S. 1985,
14th President, Rockhurst University, 2006-present.
Deborah Dingell, SFS 1975, SSCE 1998, President, General Motors Foundation.
Edward Djerejian, SFS 1960, Founding Director, James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University, 1993-present.
Maria Solandros Eite, 1988, President, Nike Foundation, 2004-present.
Jan Karski, 1952, Polish diplomat, World War II Polish resistance leader, scholar; taught at Georgetown 40 years.
Sharon Kugler, 1997, University Chaplain, Yale University, 2008-present; University Chaplain, Johns Hopkins University, 1993-2008.
Sister Kathleen Ross, 1971,
founding President, Heritage College, Toppenish, Washington.
Stacey Davis Stewart, 1985,
President and CEO, Fannie Mae Foundation, 1999-present.
Barry Sullivan, 1953, Chairman of the Board of Trustees,
University of Chicago, 1989-1992
William B. Walsh, 1943, founder, Project HOPE.
B. Joseph White, SFS 1969, 16th President, University of Illinois, 2005-present.
Yousef Al-Essa, SFS 1994, CEO, Addax Bank, Bahrain.
Joseph R. Baczko, SFS 1967, president and CEO, Blockbuster Entertainment, 1991-1993; founder and president, Toys R Us-International, 1983-1990;
CEO, Max Factor-Europe, 1979-1983.
Charles E. Bunch, SFS 1971, chairman and CEO, PPG Industries; chairman, National Association of Manufacturers, 2007-2008 term.
Charles Cawley, 1962, chairman and CEO, MBNA Bank of America (now Bank
of America) (retired).
Mary Callahan Erdoes, 1989, CEO, JPMorgan Private Bank, 2004-present.
James D. Farley, SFS 1950, vice chairman, Citigroup, Inc. (retired).
Thomas W. Farley, 1997,
president and CEO, New York Board of Trade, 2007-present.
James A. Firestone, SFS 1976, president, Xerox North America;
EVP, Xerox Corporation.
Gail (Giblin) MacKinnon, 1985,
EVP and chief government relations officer, Time Warner Cable.
Philip Marineau, 1968, president and CEO, Levi Strauss and Co.
William J. McDonough, 1962, vice chairman, Merrill Lynch & Co., 2006-present; president, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 1993-2003.
Gary Perlin, SFS 1972,
chief financial officer, Capital One Financial Corporation, 2003-present.
Charles O. Prince, 1983, chairman and CEO, Citigroup, 2003-2007.
Michael A. Todman, 1979, president, Whirlpool North America, 2007-present.
Entertainment, media, and culture
Pearl Bailey, 1985, noted singer, actress, entertainer.
Bruce Bartlett, 1976, economist and Wall Street Journal columnist.
John Barrymore, 1898, actor.
Joan Biskupic, 1993, Supreme Court reporter, USA Today, 2000-present; Supreme Court reporter, Washington Post, 1992-2000.
William Peter Blatty, 1950, author of The Exorcist.
Robert J. Collier, 1894, publisher of Collier’s Weekly magazine.
Deroy Murdock, 1986, columnist, Scripps Howard News Service.
Jonathan Nolan, 1999, co-writer of screenplay for The Dark Knight.
Glenn O’Brien, 1970, nonfiction writer and Style Guy for GQ Magazine.
Walter H. Pincus, 2001, Washington Post national security journalist.
Carl Reiner, SFS 1943, actor, director, film producer…
Chris Sacca, SFS 1997, 2000, Google’s head of special initiatives.
Maria Shriver, 1977, NBC-TV news commentator and wife of Governor
of California Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Kate Snow, MSFS 1990, co-anchor,
weekend edition of ABC News Good Morning America.
Will Tanous, 1992, Warner Music Group executive.
Anthony Thomopoulos, SFS 1959,
former president ABC Entertainment and ABC Broadcast Group.
Science and medicine
John O. Agwunobi, MBA 2000, Assistant Secretary for Health, US Dept. of Health and Human Services; Admiral, US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, 2006–7; Sr. VP and President for the Professional Services Division for Wal-Mart, 2007-present.
John-David F. Bartoe, 1974, 1976, Astronaut and Astrophysicist;
Research Manager, International Space Station, NASA Johnson
Space Center, 1995-present.
Pascale Cossart, 1971, Professor and Head of the Unité des Interactions
Bactéries Cellules at the Pasteur Institute of Paris.
George V. Coyne, S.J., 1962, Astronomer
Director of the Vatican Observatory, 1978-2006.
Mark R. Dybul, 1985, M 1992, Global AIDS Coordinator,
US Department of State, 2006-present.
Andrew von Eschenbach, 1967, Director, Food and Drug Administration, 2006-present; Director, National Cancer Institute, 2002-2005.
Thomas Parran, Jr. 1915, 6th Surgeon General of the United States, 1936-1948.
John J. Ring, 1949; M 1953, former President, American Medical Association.
Mark Abbott, SFS 1986, president, Major League Soccer.
Bill Bidwill, 1960, Arizona Cardinals owner.
Alex Buzbee, 2007, professional football player, Washington Redskins.
Andrew Campbell, SFS 2006, sailor, 2008 US Olympic Sailing Team.
Robert H. Castellini, 1963, CEO, Cincinnati Reds.
Othella Harrington, 1996, professional basketball player, Chicago Bulls.
Roy Hibbert, 2008, professional basketball player, Indiana Pacers.
Arlen Kantarian, 1975, chief executive, professional tennis, US Tennis Assoc.
Frank McCourt, Jr., 1975, owner and chairman, Los Angeles Dodgers.
Jamie McCourt, 1975, vice chairman and president, Los Angeles Dodgers.
Alonzo Mourning, 1992, professional basketball player, Miami Heat.
Paul Tagliabue, 1962, commissioner, National Football League, 1989-2006.