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Famous Albion College Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1

    Julius Sterling Morton

    Politician, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 70 (1832-1902)

    BirthplaceAdams, New York, United States of America

    Julius Sterling Morton (April 22, 1832 – April 27, 1902) was a Nebraska newspaper editor who served as President Grover Cleveland's Secretary of Agriculture. He was a prominent Bourbon Democrat,...  more
  • 2

    AgeDec. at 72 (1847-1919)

    BirthplaceNorth East England, Eurasia, United Kingdom, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

    Anna Howard Shaw (February 14, 1847 – July 2, 1919) 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...  more
  • 3

    Cassius McDonald Barnes

    Statesman, Politician

    AgeDec. at 80 (1845-1925)

    BirthplaceNew York, United States of America

    Cassius McDonald Barnes (August 25, 1845 – February 18, 1925) 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...  more
  • 4

    Forest Ray Moulton

    Science writer

    AgeDec. at 80 (1872-1952)

    BirthplaceLe Roy, Michigan

    Forest Ray Moulton (April 29, 1872 – December 7, 1952) was an American astronomer.He was born in Le Roy, Michigan, and was educated at Albion College. After graduating in 1894 (A.B.), he performed...  more
  • 5

    AgeDec. at 99 (1882-1981)

    BirthplaceSaranac, Michigan

    J Harlen Bretz (September 2, 1882 – February 3, 1981) 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...  more
  • 6

    Jon Scieszka

    Novelist, Author


    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan

    Jon Scieszka ( SHESH-kə: which phonetically resembles ścieżka, the Polish word for "path") (born September 8, 1954) is an American children's writer, best known for picture books created with the...  more
  • 7

    Knute Nelson


    AgeDec. at 80 (1843-1923)

    BirthplaceVoss, Norway

    Knute Nelson (born Knud Evanger; February 2, 1843 – April 28, 1923) was an American attorney and politician active in both Wisconsin and Minnesota. A Republican, he served in state and national...  more
  • 8

    AgeDec. at 72 (1873-1945)

    BirthplaceMorristown, New Jersey, United States of America

    William Francis James (May 23, 1873 – November 17, 1945) was a soldier and politician from the U.S. state of Michigan....  more
  • 9

    Daniel Henney

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceCarson City, Michigan, USA

    Daniel Phillip Henney (born November 28, 1979) is a Korean-American actor and model. He is known for starring in films such as Seducing Mr. Perfect (2006), My Father (2007), X-Men Origins: Wolverine...  more

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  • 10

    Dave Camp

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceMichigan, Contiguous United States, United States of America, Midland, United States

    David Lee Camp (born July 9, 1953) is a former American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1991 to 2015. Camp represented Michigan's 4th...  more
  • 11

    Bob Bemer

    Aerospace Engineer, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 84 (1920-2004)

    BirthplaceSault Ste. Marie, Michigan

    Robert William Bemer (February 8, 1920 – June 22, 2004) was a computer scientist best known for his work at IBM during the late 1950s and early 1960s....  more
  • 12
    Prentiss Marsh Brown (June 18, 1889 – December 19, 1973) was a Democratic U.S. Representative and Senator from the state of Michigan....  more
  • 13
    Mark Hamilton Schauer (born October 2, 1961) is an American politician, member of the Democratic Party and former U.S. Representative for Michigan's 7th congressional district, serving from 2009 to...  more
  • 14

    Bruce C. Berndt



    BirthplaceSt. Joseph, Michigan

    Bruce Carl Berndt (born March 13, 1939, in St. Joseph, Michigan) is an American mathematician. Berndt attended college at Albion College, graduating in 1961, where he also ran track. He received his...  more
  • 15

    Edwin B. Winans

    Edwin Winans may refer to: Edwin B. Winans (general) (1869–1933), U.S. Army General Edwin B. Winans (politician) (1826–1894), Governor of Michigan...  more
  • 16


    BirthplaceSoutheast Michigan, Monroe County, Metro Detroit, Michigan, Contiguous United States

    Randall "Randy" Richardville (born August 15, 1959) 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...  more
  • 17

    Geoffery Merszei

    Geoffery E. Merszei (born 30 August 1951) is a Canadian businessman. He served as the chief financial officer until 2010, and currently the executive vice president of Dow Chemical Company until 2013....  more
  • 18

    Arthur Millspaugh

    Arthur Chester Millspaugh, PhD, (1883–1955) 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...  more
  • 19

    Matthew Gillard



    BirthplaceAlpena, Michigan

    Matthew Gillard (born March 9, 1973) is a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. He is a Democrat. He formerly represented the 106th District (map), which is located in the north-eastern part...  more
  • 20

    Robert E. Horton

    Robert Elmer Horton (May 18, 1875 – April 22, 1945) was an American civil engineer and soil scientist, considered by many to be the father of modern hydrology. Born in Parma, Michigan, he earned his...  more
  • 21

    George L. Yaple


    AgeDec. at 88 (1851-1939)

    BirthplaceMichigan, United States of America

    George Lewis Yaple (February 20, 1851 – December 16, 1939) 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,...  more
  • 22

    Hazen Graff Werner


    AgeDec. at 93 (1895-1988)

    Hazen Graff Werner (29 July 1895–5 September 1988) was a Bishop of The Methodist Church and The United Methodist Church, elected in 1948....  more
  • 23

    John M. Wever


    AgeDec. at 67 (1847-1914)

    BirthplaceGanges Township, Allegan County, Michigan, Contiguous United States, United States of America

    John Madison Wever (February 24, 1847 – September 27, 1914) was a U.S. Representative from New York....  more
  • 24

    John Sinclair

    Poet, Writer


    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan

    John Sinclair (born October 2, 1941) 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...  more
  • 25
    Marshall Russell Reed (15 September 1891 – March 1973) was an American Bishop of The Methodist Church and the United Methodist Church, elected in 1948....  more