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

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

This list has everything from Daniel Henney to Jon Scieszka.

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

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Julius Sterling Morton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Politician, Journalist Julius Sterling Morton was a Nebraska newspaper editor who served as President Grover Cleveland's Secretary of Agriculture. He was a prominent Bourbon Democrat, taking the conservative position ...more

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Anna Howard Shaw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Physician Anna Howard Shaw was a leader of the women's suffrage movement in the United States. She was also a physician and one of the first ordained female Methodist ministers in the United States.

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Cassius McDonald Barnes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Soldier Cassius McDonald Barnes was a soldier in the Union army in the American Civil War, and a lawyer and Republican politician who served as the 4th Governor of Oklahoma Territory.

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Forest Ray Moulton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Science writer Forest Ray Moulton was an American astronomer. He was born in Le Roy, Michigan, and was educated at Albion College. After graduating in 1894, he performed his graduate studies at the University ...more

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J Harlen Bretz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Geologist J Harlen Bretz was an American geologist, best known for his research that led to the acceptance of the Missoula Floods and for his work on caves. He was born to Oliver Joseph Bretz and Rhoda ...more

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Jon Scieszka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Jon Scieszka is an American children's writer, best known for picture books created with the illustrator Lane Smith. He is also a nationally recognized reading advocate, and the founder of Guys ...more

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Knute Nelson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Politician Knute Nelson, also known as Knud Evanger was a Norwegian-American attorney and politician active in both Wisconsin and Minnesota. A Republican, he served in state and national positions: he was ...more

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W. Frank James is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Soldier William Francis James, more often known as W. Frank James, was a soldier and politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. James was born in Morristown, New Jersey and moved with his parents to ...more

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Daniel Henney is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Model, Actor Daniel Phillip Henney is an American actor and model of Korean and Irish descent, known for starring in films such as Seducing Mr. Perfect, My Father, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Shanghai Calling, ...more

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Dave Camp is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer David Lee "Dave" Camp is an American politician who has served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1991 to 2015. Camp represented Michigan's 4th ...more

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Bob Bemer is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Aerospace Engineer, Engineer Robert William Bemer was a computer scientist best known for his work at IBM during the late 1950s and early 1960s.

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Prentiss M. Brown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Prentiss Marsh Brown was a Democratic U.S. Representative and Senator from the state of Michigan.

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Mark Schauer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Mark Hamilton Schauer is an American politician, member of the Democratic Party and former U.S. Representative for Michigan's 7th congressional district, serving from 2009 to 2011. Schauer was ...more

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Bruce C. Berndt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Mathematician Bruce Carl Berndt is an American mathematician. Berndt attended college at Albion College, graduating in 1961, where he also ran track. He received his master's and doctoral degrees from the ...more

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Edwin B. Winans is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Edwin B. Winans Edwin Baruch Winans was a U.S. Representative from and the 22nd Governor of the US state of Michigan.

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Randy Richardville is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Politician Randall "Randy" Richardville is a Michigan Republican, who served as Majority Leader of the Michigan State Senate until his tenure ended January 1, 2015 due to term limits. He was ...more

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Geoffery Merszei is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Geoffery Merszei Businessperson Geoffery E. Merszei is an American businessman. He served as the chief financial officer until 2010, and currently the executive vice president of Dow Chemical Company until 2013.

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Arthur Millspaugh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Arthur Millspaugh Arthur Chester Millspaugh, PhD, was a former adviser at the U.S. State Department’s Office of the Foreign Trade, who was hired to re-organize the Finance Ministry of Iran from 1922–1927 and ...more

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Matthew Gillard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Matthew Gillard Politician Matthew Gillard is a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. He is a Democrat. He formerly represented the 106th District, which is located in the north-eastern part of the state. It ...more

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Robert E. Horton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Robert E. Horton Robert Elmer Horton was an American ecologist and soil scientist, considered by many to be the father of modern hydrology. Born in Parma, Michigan, he earned his B.S. from Albion College in ...more

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George L. Yaple is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
George L. Yaple Judge George Lewis Yaple was a politician and jurist from the U.S. state of Michigan. Yaple was born in Leonidas, Michigan, and moved with his parents to Mendon, Michigan, in 1857, where he attended ...more

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Hazen Graff Werner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Hazen Graff Werner Writer Hazen Graff Werner was a Bishop of The Methodist Church and The United Methodist Church, elected in 1948.

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John M. Wever is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
John M. Wever Politician John Madison Wever was a U.S. Representative from New York.

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John Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Poet, Writer John Sinclair is an American poet, writer, and political activist from Flint, Michigan. Sinclair's defining style is jazz poetry, and he has released most of his works in audio formats. Most of ...more

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Marshall Russell Reed is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Marshall Russell Reed was an American Bishop of The Methodist Church and the United Methodist Church, elected in 1948.

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Fritz Shurmur is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Fritz Shurmur Leonard Frank “Fritz” Shurmur was an American football coach who served as head coach of the University of Wyoming Cowboys from 1971 to 1974. He also served as the defensive coordinator for the ...more

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Ron Vanderlinden is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Ron Vanderlinden Coach Ron Vanderlinden is an American college football coach. He is currently the linebackers coach at the Air Force Academy. Prior to that, Vanderlinden was most recently the linebackers coach at ...more

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Henry F. Thomas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Henry Franklin Thomas was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. Thomas was born in Tompkins Township, Michigan and attended the common schools and Albion College of Albion, Michigan in ...more

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Barbara Ann Crancer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Barbara Ann Crancer is a former St. Louis County Associate Circuit Court Judge. She is the daughter of former Teamsters Union president Jimmy Hoffa and Josephine Hoffa. Crancer was born in ...more

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Milton Barnes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Milton Barnes is the head men’s basketball coach of U.S. Virgin Islands national basketball team and American former basketball player for Albion College in Michigan in the NCAA, where he scored ...more

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D. Stanley Coors is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
D. Stanley Coors D. Stanley Coors was an American Bishop of The Methodist Church, elected in 1952.

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Philip Campbell Curtis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Philip Campbell Curtis Philip Campbell Curtis was an American painter best remembered for his surrealist-inspired style scenes often featuring figures in Victorian dress. He was also the founding director of the ...more

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Robert Teeter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Robert Teeter Robert M. Teeter was an American Republican pollster and political campaign strategist.

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Spencer O. Fisher is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Spencer O. Fisher Spencer Oliver Fisher, was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan.

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Matt Heinz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Matt Heinz Physician Matthew G. Heinz, commonly known as Matt Heinz, is an American doctor and politician from Tucson, Arizona. A Democrat, he was appointed by President Barack Obama in June 2013 to a Director of ...more

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Gordon Thomas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Gordon L. Thomas was the mayor of East Lansing, Michigan from 1961-71. He was a Democratic candidate for delegate to a constitutional convention to rewrite the Michigan Constitution during ...more

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Doug Parker is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Doug Parker William Douglas "Doug" Parker is the current Chairman and CEO of American Airlines Group, Inc., the parent company of American Airlines and US Airways.

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Richard Mills Smith is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Richard Mills Smith Richard Mills "Rick" Smith is an American editor and journalist who has served as Editor-in-Chief, CEO and Chairman of the Newsweek magazine.

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Joel Manby is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
Joel Manby Businessperson Joel Manby is the current President and Chief Executive Officer of Herschend Family Entertainment, the largest family-owned theme park corporation in the United States. HFE creates, develops and ...more

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James J. Leisenring is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
James J. Leisenring James J. Leisenring is a retired member of both the International Accounting Standards Board, based in London, and the Financial Accounting Standards Board, based in Norwalk, Connecticut.

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William C. Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Albion College Alumni
William C. Ferguson William C. Ferguson is an alumnus, visiting professor, trustee, acting president, chairman of the board of trustees and generous donor of Albion College. Ferguson has three children, two of whom ...more