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

List features Ed Gruchalla, Earl Pomeroy and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Valley City State University?” and “Which celebrities are Valley City State University alumni?”
Earl Pomeroy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Valley City State University Alumni
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Earl Pomeroy is a American politician who served as the U.S. Representative for North Dakota's at-large congressional district from 1993 to 2011. He is a member of the North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party. He currently works for the health care lobbying division of Alston & Bird. ...more

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Age: 63

Birthplace: Valley City, North Dakota, USA

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Thomas S. Kleppe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Valley City State University Alumni
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Thomas S. Kleppe


Thomas Savig Kleppe was an American politician who served as the Representative from North Dakota. He was also the Administrator of the Small Business Administration and the U.S. Secretary of the Interior. Kleppe was a member of the Republican Party. ...more

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Profession: Politician

Age: Died at 88 (1919-2007)

Birthplace: Kintyre, North Dakota, United States of America

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Gary Tharaldson


Gary Tharaldson is an American entrepreneur and founder of the Tharaldson Companies. Gary Tharaldson was born in and grew up in Dazey, North Dakota. He graduated from Valley City State University with degrees in Business Administration and Physical Education. He did graduate work at North Dakota ...more

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Profession: Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: 70

Birthplace: Dazey, North Dakota, United States of America

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Ed Gruchalla is a North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing the 45th district since 2007. ...more

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Profession: Salesperson, Police officer, Private investigator

Age: 69

Birthplace: Jamestown, North Dakota, United States of America

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James Ployhar


James D. Ployhar was an American composer, music educator, and film producer. He was responsible for many great American songs, including the instrumental piece, "Cool Blues for Trumpets", "March of the Irish Guard", "Crazy Clock" and "Korean Folk Song Medley." Ployhar attended Valley City State ...more

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Age: Died at 81 (1926-2007)

Birthplace: Valley City, North Dakota, United States of America

Credits: Iron Will

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Joan Heckaman


Joan Heckaman is a North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party member of the North Dakota Senate, representing the 23rd district since 2007. ...more

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Age: 70

Birthplace: New Rockford, North Dakota, United States of America

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Joe Kroeber


Joe T. Kroeber is a North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party member of the North Dakota House of Representatives, representing the 12th district since 1999. He previously served from 1991 through 1995. ...more

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Profession: Teacher

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