9. Francis Turner, Developer of the US Interstate Highway System
Francis Turner graduated from Texas A&M in 1929 with a degree in Civil Engineering, and went back to school to get his Masters of Civil Engineering in 1940.
In 1954 President Dwight Eisenhower appointed Turner as the Executive Secretary of the Clay Commission President’s Advisory Committee on the National Highway Program. Turner would work as the deputy commissioner, chief engineer and was the first Federal Highway Administrator before his death in 1999.
8. Jorge F. Quiroga-Ramirez, Former President of Bolivia
Jorge Quiroga graduated from Texas A&M in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering. He was President of Bolivia from 2001-2002, and Vice-President before that, from 1997 until 2001. He was the youngest VP in Bolivian history.