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

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

Examples of graduates on this list include Dick Cheney and Russell Wilson.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Wisconsin-Madison?” and “Which celebrities are University of Wisconsin-Madison alumni?”

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Dick Cheney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Dick Cheney Businessperson, Politician Author

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Charles Lindbergh is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Charles Lindbergh Pilot, Inventor Author

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Shay Knuth is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Shay Knuth Nude Glamour Model

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John Bardeen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
John Bardeen Physicist, Inventor Scientist

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John Muir is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
John Muir Environmentalist, Inventor Scientist

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Daniel J. Travanti is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni

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Marcy Kaptur is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Marcy Kaptur Politician, Urban planner

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George Poage is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni

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Carol Bartz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Carol Bartz Businessperson

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Ernest Emerson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Ernest Emerson Businessperson, Entrepreneur Inventor

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John P. Morgridge is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
John P. Morgridge Businessperson

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Willard Harrison Bennett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Willard Harrison Bennett Physicist, Inventor

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Michael Bennett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Michael Bennett American football player

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Virginia Apgar is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Virginia Apgar Scientist, Physician

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Joyce Carol Oates is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Joyce Carol Oates Editor, Poet Literary critic

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Robert Peters is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Robert Peters Poet, Memoirist Writer

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Lynne Cheney is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Lynne Cheney Novelist, Author Writer

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Jim Lovell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Jim Lovell Astronaut, Actor Writer

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Steven Levitan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Steven Levitan Television director, Businessperson Television producer

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Frank Lloyd Wright is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Frank Lloyd Wright Educator, Interior designer Designer

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Saul Bellow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Saul Bellow Novelist, Author Essayist

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Lorraine Hansberry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Lorraine Hansberry Activist, Theatre Director Screenwriter

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Edward Witten is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Edward Witten Mathematician, Physicist Professor

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Laurel Clark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Laurel Clark Flight surgeon, Astronaut Physician

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Don Ameche is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Don Ameche Radio personality, Actor TV Personality

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Tammy Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Tammy Baldwin Politician, Lawyer

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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Novelist, Author Writer

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Mary Lasker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Mary Lasker Activist, Art dealer

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Mark Pocan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Mark Pocan Businessperson, Politician

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Mason Adams is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Mason Adams Actor, Voice acting

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Bell Hooks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Bell Hooks Author, Writer Philosopher

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Alan MacDiarmid is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Alan MacDiarmid Chemist, Scientist

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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Businessperson, Politician Economist

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Joan Wallach Scott is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Joan Wallach Scott Historian, Professor

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David J. Lesar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
David J. Lesar Businessperson

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Gena Rowlands is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni

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Greta Van Susteren is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Greta Van Susteren Journalist, Presenter Lawyer

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John K. Fairbank is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
John K. Fairbank Historian

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Michael Krasny is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Michael Krasny Talk show host, Journalist Writer

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John Searle is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
John Searle Educator, Actor Philosopher

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Bill Kazmaier is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Bill Kazmaier Wrestler, Strongman Actor

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Boz Scaggs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Boz Scaggs Guitarist, Songwriter Musician

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Ammon Hennacy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni

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Butch Vig is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Butch Vig Film Score Composer, Record producer Songwriter

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Ed Thompson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni

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William Bast is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
William Bast Television producer, Film Producer Screenwriter

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Michael Aschbacher is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Michael Aschbacher Mathematician

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Jayaprakash Narayan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Jayaprakash Narayan Politician

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Martin Walt is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Martin Walt Physicist, Electrical engineer Engineer

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Annie Laurie Gaylor is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Wisconsin-Madison Alumni
Annie Laurie Gaylor Social activist