Famous Coe College Alumni People

Famous Coe College Alumni

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List Criteria: People on this list must have gone to Coe College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Coe College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Coe College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Coe College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Coe College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Coe College.

Items include everything from Fred Jackson to Marv Levy.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Coe College?” and “Which celebrities are Coe College alumni?”



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    Fran Allison
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    Frances Helen "Fran" Allison was an American television and radio comedian, personality and singer. She is best known for her starring role on the weekday NBC-TV puppet show Kukla, Fran and Ollie, which ran from 1947 to 1957, occasionally returning to the air until the mid-1980s. The trio also hosted ...more

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    • Profession: Actor
    • Age: Died at 82 (1907-1989)
    • Birthplace: La Porte City, Iowa, United States of America
    • Credits: Kukla, Fran and Ollie, Down You Go
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    Gregory Alan Williams
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    Gregory Alan Williams is an American actor and author. Williams is best known for portraying Garner Ellerbee in Baywatch. From 2011 until 2013, Williams portrayed the role of Coach Pat Purnell in the USA Network series Necessary Roughness. GregAlan also appears in the ABC series Secrets and Lies.more

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    • Profession: Author, Actor
    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: USA, Des Moines, Iowa
    • Credits: Remember the Titans, Old School, Major League, In the Line of Fire, Baywatch, + more
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    James William Good
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    James William Good was an American politician from the state of Iowa, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Cabinet of President Herbert Hoover as Secretary of War. He was a member of the Republican Party.more

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    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
    • Age: Died at 63 (1866-1929)
    • Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America
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    Shelby Steele
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    Shelby Steele is an American author, columnist, documentary film maker, and a Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, specialising in the study of race relations, multiculturalism and affirmative action. In 1990, he received the National Book Critics ...more

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    • Profession: Documentary Filmmaker, Author, Writer
    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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    Marvin Daniel Levy is a former American and Canadian football coach, front office executive, and author. He served as head coach in the Canadian Football League for the Montreal Alouettes and in the National Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills, coaching the Bills to four ...more

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    • Profession: American Football coach, Businessperson, Coach, American football player
    • Age: age 90
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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    William L. Shirer
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    William Lawrence Shirer was an American journalist, war correspondent, and historian, who wrote The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, a history of Nazi Germany that has been read by many and cited in scholarly works for more than 50 years. Originally a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and ...more

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    • Profession: Journalist, Historian, Author
    • Age: Died at 89 (1904-1993)
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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    S. Donald Stookey
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    Stanley Donald Stookey was an American inventor. He had 60 patents in his name related to glass and ceramics, some solely his while others are jointly with others. His discoveries and inventions have affected considerably the development of ceramics, eyeglasses, sunglasses, cookware, defense systems, ...more

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    • Profession: Chemist
    • Birthplace: Hay Springs, Nebraska, United States of America
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    Frederick Douglass "Fred" Hickman is an American sports broadcaster who has had stints with CNN, TBS, YES Network, and ESPN. Born and raised in Springfield, Illinois, he graduated from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1978, joining as an original co-host of the CNN show Sports Tonight in 1980. He ...more

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    • Profession: Newsreader
    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, United States of America
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    Frederick George "Fred" Jackson is an American football running back for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League. He attended Lamar High School in Arlington, Texas. Known for his versatility and elusiveness, Jackson is currently one of six team captains on the Buffalo Bills. As of the 2015 ...more

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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America
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    Linda J. Scheid was a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota Senate who represented District 46, which includes portions of the northwestern suburbs of Hennepin County in the Twin Cities metro area. A Democrat, she was first elected to the Senate in 1996, and was re-elected in 2000, 2002, ...more

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    • Profession: Legislator, Lawyer, Teacher
    • Age: Died at 69 (1942-2011)
    • Birthplace: Hennepin County, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Minneapolis–Saint Paul, + more
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    Jason Kottke

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    Jason Kottke
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    Jason Kottke is an American blogger and former web designer currently living in New York City. He designed the Silkscreen typeface and has won a Lifetime Achievement Award as a blogger. As of July 2013, his blog is ranked #66 overall and #20 in Science on the Technorati Top 100.more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: Minnesota, United States of America
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    Paul Engle
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    Paul Engle, noted American poet, editor, teacher, literary critic, novelist, and playwright. He is perhaps best remembered as the long-time director of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and as founder of the International Writing Program, both at the University of Iowa.more

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    • Profession: Novelist, Writer
    • Age: Died at 83 (1908-1991)
    • Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America
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    Charles D. Metcalf

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    Charles D. Metcalf
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    Charles David Metcalf served in the United States Air Force for 36 years, retiring as a Major General. He went on to serve as the Director of the National Museum of the United States Air Force from 1996 to 2010. He is a well known civic leader in the Dayton, Ohio area.more

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    • Age: 82
    • Birthplace: Iowa, United States of America
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    Edward Alsworth Ross

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    Edward Alsworth Ross
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    Edward Alsworth Ross was a progressive American sociologist, eugenicist, and major figure of early criminology.more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1866-1951)
    • Birthplace: Virden, Illinois, United States of America
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    Dow Mossman is an American writer. Mossman studied at Coe College for two years, finished college at the University of Iowa and received his M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1969. His novel The Stones of Summer was published by Bobbs-Merrill in 1972 and Popular Library a year later. Following ...more

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    • Profession: Writer
    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: USA, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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    Marvin Cone

    Marvin Cone was an American painter in the regionalist style. Cone was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and lived there most of his life. He graduated from Washington High School in 1910. Cone attended college and traveled to Paris with his contemporary and high-school friend, Grant Wood. After his return to ...more

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    • Age: Died at 74 (1891-1965)
    • Birthplace: United States of America
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    Conger Metcalf

    Conger Metcalf, was an American painter. He was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and died in Boston, Massachusetts. Metcalf began his art studies in 1932 at the Iowa Stone City Art Colony, headed by American Regionalist painter Grant Wood. Metcalf continued his studies at Coe College in Cedar Rapids with ...more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1914-1998)
    • Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America
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    Carey Bender

    Carey Wayne Bender is a former professional American football running back in the National Football League. He attended Coe College, where he still holds numerous rushing records. He was given an opportunity to play in the NFL by Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy, a fellow Coe College graduate. He ...more

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    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: Marion, Iowa, United States of America
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    Dan Guenther

    Dan Guenther, born in Waukegan, Illinois, in 1944, is an American writer. A graduate of Coe College, he has a Master of Fine Arts from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. He was a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps. His poems and letters from Vietnam, during the Vietnam War, were included in the acclaimed novel, ...more

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    • Age: 71
    • Birthplace: Waukegan, Illinois, United States of America
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    Timothy S. Hillman

    Timothy Spafard Hillman is a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts.more

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Illinois, United States of America
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