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Rhodes Scholars

As of 2014, there have been a total of 27 Rhodes Scholars associated with Washington University in St. Louis.

  • 1905: Samuel Ely Eliot (Arts & Sciences 1905)
  • 1911: Vest Davis (Arts & Sciences 1913) (received the award while a second-year undergraduate)
  • 1913: Thomas Preston Lockwood (Arts & Sciences 1912)
  • 1922: Montgomery Anderson, (Business 1921, Graduate Business 1922) (awarded a scholarship, but forfeited it by marrying in the summer of 1922, and did not go to Oxford)
  • 1924: Israel Treiman (Arts & Sciences 1921, Graduate Arts & Sciences 1922, Law 1924)
  • 1930: Robert Sydney Smith (Arts & Sciences 1927) (received the award while a second year student in the Medical School)
  • 1934: Harry W. Jones (Law 1934)
  • 1936: Richard W. Horner (Arts & Sciences 1936)
  • 1937: Leslie A. Falk
  • 1947: William Jay Smith (Arts & Sciences 1939, Graduate Arts & Sciences 1941)
  • 1958: Stuart D. Jordan (Engineering 1958)
  • 1972: Gerald L. Sauer (Engineering 1972)
  • 1973: Michael Cannon (Arts & Sciences 1973)
  • 1977: Stephen Lockhart (Arts & Sciences 1977)
  • 1980: Adam Helfer (Arts & Sciences 1980)
  • 1982: Ellen Pint (Arts & Sciences 1982)
  • 1994: Trina Williams (Business 1992)
  • 1998: Narayanan "Bobby" Kasthuri (received the award while a first year student in the Medical School. He earned his bachelor's degree at Princeton University)
  • 2000: Benjamin E. Cannon (Arts and Sciences 1999)
  • 2001: Ian R. Klaus (Arts and Sciences 2000)
  • 2001: Sarah S. Johnson (Arts and Sciences 2000)
  • 2004: Bethany Ehlmann (Arts and Sciences 2003)
  • 2004: Allison Gilmore (Arts and Sciences 2003)
  • 2007: Aaron Mertz (Arts and Sciences 2006)
  • 2007: Leana Wen (received the award while a fourth year student at the Medical School. She earned her bachelor's degree at the California State University, Los Angeles)
  • 2011: Priya Mallika Sury (Arts and Sciences 2010)
  • 2014: Joshua Allen Aiken (Arts and Sciences 2013)

Source: Office of the American Secretary, Rhodes Scholarship Trust