13 Notable alumni of
Oglethorpe University

Oglethorpe University is 3174th in the world, 1052nd in North America, and 998th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 13 notable alumni from Oglethorpe University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Sidney Lanier

    Sidney Lanier
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1842-1881 (aged 39)
    Occupations
    poetmusicianwriterhymnwriter
    Biography

    Sidney Clopton Lanier was an American musician, poet and author. He served in the Confederate States Army as a private, worked on a blockade-running ship for which he was imprisoned (resulting in his catching tuberculosis), taught, worked at a hotel where he gave musical performances, was a church organist, and worked as a lawyer. As a poet he sometimes used dialects. Many of his poems are written in heightened, but often archaic, American English. He became a flautist and sold poems to publications. He eventually became a professor of literature at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and is known for his adaptation of musical meter to poetry. Many schools, other structures and two lakes are named for him, and he became hailed in the South as the "poet of the Confederacy". A 1972 US postage stamp honored him as an "American poet".

  2. Vincent Sherman

    Vincent Sherman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1906-2006 (aged 100)
    Occupations
    film directoractorfilm actorfilm producer
    Biography

    Vincent Sherman was an American director and actor who worked in Hollywood. His movies include Mr. Skeffington (1944), Nora Prentiss (1947), and The Young Philadelphians (1959).

  3. Diana Fleischman

    Diana Fleischman
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    psychologistresearcher
    Biography

    Diana Santos Fleischman is an American evolutionary psychologist and senior lecturer at University of Portsmouth. Her field of research includes the study of disgust, human sexuality, and hormones and behaviour. She is also involved in the effective altruism, animal welfare, and feminism movements.

  4. Joseph Mackey Brown

    Joseph Mackey Brown
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1851-1932 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Joseph Mackey Brown was an American politician. He served two non-consecutive terms as the 59th Governor of Georgia, the first from 1909 to 1911 and the second from 1912 to 1913. He has also been posthumously implicated as one of the ringleaders in the lynching of Leo Frank.

  5. Dar'shun Kendrick

    Dar'shun Kendrick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Dar'shun Nicole Kendrick is an American politician and a member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing the 93rd district; she previously represented the 94th district. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

  6. Thomas Anthony Thacher

    Thomas Anthony Thacher
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1815-1886 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    classical philologist
    Biography

    Thomas Anthony Thacher was an American classicist and college administrator.

  7. Charles L. Weltner

    Charles L. Weltner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-1992 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    Charles Longstreet Weltner was an American jurist and politician from the U.S. state of Georgia.

  8. John Burke

    John Burke
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    pianistcomposer
    Biography

    John Burke is an American pianist, composer, and songwriter based in Atlanta, Georgia. Burke is best known for his solo piano albums. He has also composed scores for film, video games, and theatre.

  9. Joe Sutton

    Joe Sutton
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Joseph Sutton is a journalist and designer. Since 2003 he has been working in the news and entertainment business. Sutton has developed a reputation for his various styles in fashion. He plays a leading role in covering major U.S. and international news events for CNN.

  10. Benjamin M. Palmer

    Benjamin M. Palmer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1818-1902 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Benjamin Morgan Palmer was a Presbyterian minister, theologian, in the United States. He served as first Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in the United States (PCUS) in 1861.

  11. Daniel P. Martin

    Daniel P. Martin
    Enrolled in Oglethorpe University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting
    Occupations
    United States Naval Aviator
    Biography

    Daniel P. Martin is a United States Navy rear admiral and naval aviator who most recently served as the commander of Carrier Strike Group 1 from May 28, 2021 to May 3, 2022. He previously served as senior military assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs. In earlier command tours, he commanded Carrier Air Wing 8 from June 2015 to 2016 and Strike Fighter Squadron 37 from 2010 to 2011.

  12. John G. Blowers Jr

    John G. Blowers Jr
    Years
    1911-2006 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    jazz musician
    Biography

    John G. Blowers Jr. was an American drummer of the swing era. Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, Blowers ("Blau-ers") learned to play percussion during his schooldays and began performing with the Bob Pope Band in 1936. Blowers attended college at Oglethorpe College, now Oglethorpe University.

  13. Jill R. Harper

    Jill R. Harper
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Enrolled in Oglethorpe University
    In 1994 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in biology
    Occupations
    molecular biologistpolicy advisor
    Biography

    Jill Reiss Harper is an American molecular biologist and policy advisor serving as the deputy director for science management and executive officer at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.