Famous Elmhurst College Alumni People

Famous Elmhurst College Alumni

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

List of famous alumni from Elmhurst College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Elmhurst College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Elmhurst College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Elmhurst 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 Elmhurst College.

List includes Reinhold Niebuhr, Ricardo Lamas and more.

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

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    Reinhold Niebuhr
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    Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr was an American theologian, ethicist, public intellectual, commentator on politics and public affairs, and professor at Union Theological Seminary for more than 30 years. The brother of another prominent theological ethicist, H. Richard Niebuhr, he is also known for authoring ...more

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    • Profession: Editor, Theologian, Professor
    • Age: Died at 79 (1892-1971)
    • Birthplace: Wright City, Missouri, United States of America
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    Chester "Swede" Johnston was a professional American football player who played running back for seven seasons for the Cincinnati Reds, Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Gunners and Pittsburgh Steelers. Johnston was born in Appleton, Wisconsin to Swedish immigrant parents. In 1981, he was inducted into the ...more

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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: Died at 92 (1910-2002)
    • Birthplace: Appleton, Grand Chute, Wisconsin, United States of America
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    Peter Blau
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    Peter Michael Blau was an American sociologist and theorist. Born in Vienna, Austria, he immigrated to the United States in 1939. He received his PhD at Columbia University in 1952, and was an instructor at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan from 1949–1951, before moving on to teach at the ...more

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    • Profession: Sociologist
    • Age: Died at 84 (1918-2002)
    • Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
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    Steven W. Jemison
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    • Age: age 64
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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    Cathy Davidson
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    Cathy N. Davidson is an American scholar and university professor. Beginning July 1, 2014, she is Distinguished Professor and Director of the Futures Initiative at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is also the Ruth F. DeVarney Professor Emerita of English at Duke University and ...more

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    • Profession: Professor
    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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    Steve Finch

    Steve Finch is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for one season for the Minnesota Vikings.more

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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois, United States of America
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    Walter Brueggemann is an American Protestant Old Testament scholar and theologian. Brueggemann is widely considered one of the most influential Old Testament scholars of the last several decades.more

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    • Profession: Theologian
    • Age: age 82
    • Birthplace: Tilden, Nebraska, United States of America
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    Ricardo Alejandro Lamas is an American mixed martial artist who currently fights as a featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship organization. He trains with local powerhouse MMA Masters in Miami, Florida and Team Top Notch in Villa Park, IL. In December 2013, Lamas was awarded his black belt ...more

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    • Age: age 33
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
    • Credits: World Extreme Cagefighting
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    Donald G. Bloesch

    Donald G. Bloesch was a noted American evangelical theologian. For more than 40 years, he published scholarly yet accessible works that generally defend traditional Protestant beliefs and practices while seeking to remain in the mainstream of modern Protestant theological thought. The ongoing ...more

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    • Age: age 87
    • Birthplace: United States of America
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    William J. Bauer is a Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago. Judge Bauer was born in Chicago, Illinois before moving with his family to Elmhurst. After serving in the U.S. Army, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Elmhurst College, and a J.D. degree from ...more

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    • Age: age 89
    • Birthplace: Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, Chicago, United States of America, United States, + more
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    Brett Ryan Eldredge is an American country music singer signed to Atlantic Records Nashville. In 2013, the single "Don't Ya" hit Number One on the Country Airplay chart. He is the cousin of Terry Eldredge of The Grascals.more

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    • Profession: Singer-songwriter
    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: Paris, Illinois, United States of America
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    Jeff Quinn

    Jeff Quinn is a former college football coach of the University at Buffalo football team. He was the 24th head coach in University at Buffalo football history. He replaced Turner Gill who left for Kansas following the 2009 season.more

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    • Profession: American Football coach
    • Age: 53
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    Jack Stack

    Jack Stack is the founder and CEO of SRC Holdings, a company comprising more than 35 separate companies. SRC's companies do everything from consulting to packaging to building high-performance engines. Stack went to SRC in 1979 as the Plant Manager of International Harvester after eleven years of direct ...more

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    Terri Hemmert

    Terri Hemmert is an American radio personality, musicologist, and instructor at Columbia College Chicago. She is a long-term presence at WXRT-FM in Chicago, Illinois where she became the first female drive time host for a rock music station in the Chicago radio market. She is known as an expert on The ...more

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    • Age: age 67
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