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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Purdue University and be of some renown.

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

List features graduates like Drew Brees, Neil Armstrong and other famous Boilermakers.

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

Take a look at these notable Purdue University alumni. These very famous Purdue alumn!

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Herman Cain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Herman Cain Businessperson, Politician Journalist

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Drew Brees is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Drew Brees Athlete, American football player

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Jim Gaffigan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Jim Gaffigan Comedian, Television producer Film Producer

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David Crosthwait is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
David Crosthwait Inventor, Engineer

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Ted Allen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Ted Allen Journalist, Author Actor

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Orville Redenbacher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Orville Redenbacher Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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Neil Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Neil Armstrong Professor, Astronaut Voice acting

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George Peppard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
George Peppard Film Producer, Actor

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Edmund O. Schweitzer, III is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Edmund O. Schweitzer, III Inventor, Electrical engineer Engineer

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Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Gary Payton Pilot, Astronaut

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Games Slayter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Games Slayter Inventor

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Robert C. Baker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Robert C. Baker Inventor, Scientist

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Loren Shriver is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Loren Shriver Astronaut

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Gus Grissom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Gus Grissom Astronaut, Military aviator

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Guy Gardner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Guy Gardner Astronaut

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Andrew J. Feustel is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Andrew J. Feustel Geophysicist, Astronaut

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Jerry L. Ross is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Jerry L. Ross Flight engineer, Astronaut

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John Casper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
John Casper Astronaut

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David Wolf is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
David Wolf Astronaut, Physician

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Charles D. Walker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Charles D. Walker Astronaut, Engineer

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Ray Ewry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni

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Matt Hamill is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Matt Hamill Mixed Martial Artist

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William Afflis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
William Afflis Wrestler, Actor American football player

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Brian Lamb is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Brian Lamb Journalist, Television producer

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Toby Moskowitz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Toby Moskowitz Economist

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Booth Tarkington is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Booth Tarkington Novelist, Author Writer

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Sina Tamaddon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni

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Bruce Lawler is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Bruce Lawler Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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Harry Kloor is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Harry Kloor Film Producer, Screenwriter Inventor

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Steven Bishop is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni

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Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni

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Mark Brown is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Mark Brown American football player

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Stephen Bechtel, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Stephen Bechtel, Jr. Businessperson

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Eugene Cernan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Eugene Cernan Astronaut, Fighter pilot

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James J. Stukel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
James J. Stukel College Administrator, Professor Engineer

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John E. Blaha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
John E. Blaha Astronaut, Fighter pilot

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Carl Landry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Carl Landry Basketball player

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Fritz Leonhardt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Fritz Leonhardt Civil engineer, Structural engineer Engineer

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Roy D. Bridges, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni

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Richard O. Covey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Richard O. Covey Astronaut

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Chesley Sullenberger is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Chesley Sullenberger Pilot, Airline Pilot Fighter pilot

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Mark N. Brown is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Mark N. Brown Pilot, Astronaut

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Roger B. Chaffee is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Roger B. Chaffee Astronaut

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Mary Ellen Weber is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Mary Ellen Weber Astronaut, Scientist Engineer

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Kevin Granata is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Kevin Granata Professor, Sailor

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Brad Miller is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Brad Miller Basketball player

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George Ade is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
George Ade Novelist, Screenwriter Writer

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G. V. Loganathan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
G. V. Loganathan Journalist, Civil engineer Scientist

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Mark L. Polansky is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Purdue University Alumni
Mark L. Polansky Pilot, Astronaut