Notable Alumni

Entertainment and Art

Dylan Baker '76 - Actor

Ian Harding '05 - Actor

Erik LaRay Harvey '83 - Actor

Mo Rocca '87 - Comedian, journalist, and writer

James Whitaker '86 - Movie producer



William Bidwill '49 - Owner, NFL’s Arizona Cardinals

Michael Bidwill '83 - President, NFL's Arizona Cardinals

Brian Cashman '85 - General Manager, New York Yankees

Joseph A. DeFrancis '72 - Former owner of Pimlico Race Course, host of the Preakness Stakes

F. Lal Heneghan '81 - Executive vice president of football administration, San Francisco 49ers

Roy Hibbert '04 - NBA center, Denver Nuggets

Chip Jenkins '82 - Olympic Gold Medalist, 4 x 400 relay, Barcelona, Spain (1992)

Denny McCarthy '11- Professional golfer, PGA Tour card member, winner of the 2018 Tour Championship

Willie Oshodin '87 - NFL defensive end, Denver Broncos (1992 - 1995)

John Ricca '70 - NFL defensive end, New York Jets (1974)

Arthur Smith '01 - NFL head coach, Atlanta Falcons


Government and Military

Francisco Aguirre-Sacasa '62 - Nicaraguan Ambassador to the United States and Canada; Nicaraguan Foreign Minister and Congressman; served as President of the Economic and Foreign Affairs Committees of Nicaraguan Congress

Jaime E. Aleman '71 - Ambassador to United States, Republic of Panama

Vinodh Coomaraswamy '81 - Supreme Court Justice in Singapore

Michael J. Daly '41 (d.) - Recipient of Congressional Medal of Honor for his military valor during World War II

John Dingell, Jr. '44 - Former U.S. Congressman, Democrat – Michigan; dean of the U.S. House of Representatives

Christopher Dodd '62 - Former U.S. Senator, Democrat – Connecticut; Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association

Neil Gorsuch '85 - United States Supreme Court Justice; Federal Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Thomas F. Hogan '56 - Chief Judge, U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

Gilmary M. Hostage III '73 - General, United States Air Force, Commanding Officer of the Air Combat Command (September 2011 – October 2014)

Brett Kavanaugh '83 - United States Supreme Court Justice; Federal Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Washington, D.C., Circuit

Douglas Kennedy '86 - Fox News Channel correspondent and son of Robert F. Kennedy

Frank LoBiondo '64 - U.S. Congressman, Republican – New Jersey

Richard S. Madaleno, Jr. '83 - Maryland State Senator

Jerome H. Powell '71 - Chair, Federal Reserve Board (February 2018 - Present); Governor, Federal Reserve Board (May 2012 -February 2018)

Grover Rees III '68 - U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of East Timor (2002 - 2009)

Francis Rooney '71 - U.S. Congressman, Republican – Florida, Former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See (Vatican); former member of the Advisory Board of the Panama Canal Authority

John P. Schmitz '72 - Deputy White House Counsel to President George H.W. Bush, 1989-1992; German American of the Year 2000

Joseph E. Schmitz '74 - Former Inspector General of the Department of Defense under President George W. Bush

Mark Shriver '82 - Former representative to the Maryland House of Delegates; vice president and managing director of U.S. programs, Save the Children

Harry D. Train II '45 - Retired Admiral in the United States Navy who served as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Supreme Allied Commander, Atlantic (now the Allied Command Transformation), as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Command (now the Joint Forces Command), and as Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet


Thomas Hale Boggs, Jr. '58 (d.) - Founder and partner, Patton Boggs LLP

David Chang '95 - Chef/owner, Momofuku restaurants in New York City and Washington, D.C.

Paul Colonna '86 - President and Chief Investment Officer of GE Asset Management

Edmund B. Cronin, Jr. '55 - Chairman of the board of trustees and past chief executive officer of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust

Paul G. Haaga, Jr. '66 - Financier, philanthropist and CEO of NPR

Christopher Kennedy '82 - President, Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. and son of Robert F. Kennedy

Chris Rogers '76 - Founder and senior vice president, Nextel Communications

B. F. Saul '50 - Founder, Chevy Chase Bank

J. Dennis Scarff '56 - Owner, Bray & Scarff

Chet Thompson '86 - President of American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers

Harry L. You '75 - Former CFO of Oracle Corporation and Former CEO of BearingPoint


Activism and Community Service

John Dear, S.J., '77 - Peace activist, author

Michael Keegan '69 - Medical director and one of the founders of Somos Amigos Medical Missions, a nonprofit providing medical healthcare to underserved communities in the Dominican Republic

Anthony Shriver '84 - Founder and Chairman, Best Buddies International; his mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founded the Special Olympics



Paul Tipton, S.J. '57 (d.) - Former president of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities; former president of Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala.

Literature and Journalism

William S. Abell '32 (d.) - Author

Dennis Murphy '65 - Dateline NBC correspondent; winner of four Emmy Awards for excellence in news reporting

Christopher Rose '78 - Noted columnist for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans and Pulitzer Prize winner for his post-Katrina columns, later compiled into the national bestseller, "1 Dead in Attic"; frequent commentator for NPR's Morning Edition

Allen Tate ‘18 (d.) - Poet and essayist; U. S. Poet Laureate and Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress


Science and Medicine

Michael Corbley '76 - Senior scientist at Biogen Idec, a global pharmaceutical biotechnology company. He was a Fulbright and Henry Luce scholar

Tim Hughes '90 - Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX)

Mark Humayun '80 - Ophthalmologist, engineer, scientist and inventor – the only ophthalmologist ever to be elected a member of both U.S. National Academies of Medicine and Engineering. Awarded the National Medal of Technology and Innovation by President Obama in May 2016.

Dr. Michael A. Meyer '70 - leading scientist for NASA’s Mars Exploration Program NASA.

John Nicolaides '41 (d.) - Aeronautics professor at the University of Notre Dame and former NASA official; on team that made a breakthrough in aerodynamic design after discovering the airfoil plane in the early 1970s

Charles Zubrod '32 (d.) - Oncologist, widely regarded as the father of modern chemotherapy