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

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

Trent Reznor and William McKinley are included on this list.

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

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Trent Reznor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Film Score Composer, Bassist, Record producer Michael Trent Reznor, known professionally as Trent Reznor, is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and record producer. As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, he has led the industrial ...more

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William McKinley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897, until his assassination in September 1901, six months into his second term. McKinley led the nation to ...more

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Tom Villard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Actor Thomas Louis "Tom" Villard was an American actor. He is known for his leading role in the 1980s series We Got it Made as Jay Bostwick, as well as roles in feature films One Crazy ...more

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Clarence Darrow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Clarence Seward Darrow was an American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union. He was best known for defending teenage thrill killers Leopold and Loeb in their trial for ...more

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R. Budd Dwyer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Politician, Teacher Robert Budd Dwyer was an American politician in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He served from 1971 to 1981 as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate representing the state's ...more

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Brad Will is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Activist, Videographer, Journalist Bradley Roland Will was an American activist, videographer and amateur journalist. He was affiliated with Indymedia. On October 27, 2006 during a labor dispute in the Mexican city of Oaxaca, ...more

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William B. Allison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer William Boyd Allison was an early leader of the Iowa Republican Party, who represented northeastern Iowa for four consecutive terms in the U.S. House before representing his state for six ...more

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Raymond P. Shafer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Raymond Philip "Ray" Shafer was an American politician who served as the 39th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1967 to 1971. Previously, he served as the 23rd Lieutenant Governor of ...more

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John Aldrich is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Professor, Political scientist John Aldrich is an American political scientist and author, known for his research and writings on American politics, elections, and political parties, and on formal theory and methodology in ...more

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Ben Burtt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Sound Designer, Screenwriter, Film Editor Benjamin "Ben" Burtt, Jr. is an American sound designer, film editor, director, screenwriter, and voice actor. He has worked as sound designer on various films including: the Star Wars ...more

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Joel Hastings Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Astronomer Joel Hastings Metcalf was an American astronomer. Metcalf graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1892. He served as a Unitarian minister in Burlington, Vermont and in Taunton, Massachusetts, ...more

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Ida Tarbell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Journalist Ida Minerva Tarbell was an American teacher, author and journalist. She was one of the leading "muckrakers" of the progressive era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is ...more

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Sean M. Ramaley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Lawyer Sean Michael Ramaley is a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 16th District was elected in 2004. He is a Democratic Pennsylvania Senate candidate for the 47th ...more

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Thomas Tipton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Politician Thomas Weston Tipton was a Senator from Nebraska.

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William Hammon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
William Hammon Physician William McDowall Hammon was an American physician and researcher, best known for his work on poliomyelitis. In his early twenties and prior to becoming a research physician, Hammon worked for ...more

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Chris Shipley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Chris Shipley Writer Chris Shipley is a writer, analyst, commentator, and strategist, and has tracked the technology industry for more than 25 years. She is co-founder and CEO of Guidewire Group, a technology ...more

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Francis Harrison Pierpont is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Francis Harrison Pierpont Francis Harrison Pierpont, called the "Father of West Virginia," was an American lawyer, politician, and Governor of the Union-controlled parts of Virginia during the Civil War. After ...more

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Glenn Beckert is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Baseball player Glenn Alfred Beckert is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League as a second baseman for the Chicago Cubs for nine seasons from 1965 to 1973 before ending his ...more

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Hildegarde Dolson Lockridge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Writer Hildegarde Dolson Lockridge was a prolific writer whose career spanned nearly fifty years. Her work appeared in major magazines, plus she was the author of fifteen books—all published under her ...more

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Michele Pawk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Actor, Singer Michele Pawk is an American actress and singer.

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Morris P. Fiorina is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Professor, Political scientist Morris P. Fiorina is an American political scientist and co-author of the book Culture War? The Myth of a Polarized America with Jeremy C. Pope, and with the help of the research assistant ...more

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Paul Allen Siple is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Paul Allen Siple Paul Allman Siple was an American Antarctic explorer and geographer who took part in six Antarctic expeditions, including the two Byrd expeditions of 1928–1930 and 1933–1935, representing the ...more

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Jean Merrill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Jean Merrill Jean Merrill was an American writer of children's books and editor, known best for The Pushcart War, a novel published in 1964. She died from cancer at her home in Randolph, Vermont, in 2012,

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Alexander Blaine Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Alexander Blaine Brown Alexander Blaine Brown was elected the seventh president of Jefferson College on October 14, 1847. The son of Matthew Brown, Jefferson College's fifth president, Brown was professor of belles ...more

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Cyrus K. Holliday is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Cyrus K. Holliday Colonel Cyrus Kurtz Holliday was one of the founders of the township of Topeka, Kansas, in the mid 19th century; and was Adjutant General of Kansas during the American Civil War. The title ...more

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Jane Earll is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Jane M. Earll is former a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate who has represented the 49th District since 1997. She hannounced her intention to retire from the Senate when her ...more

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Barbara Robinson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Barbara Robinson Barbara Robinson was an American author best known for her children's books, particularly The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and The Best School Year Ever.

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Mike Veon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Mike Veon Michael R. Veon is a former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing the 14th District from 1985 through 2006.

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Don S.S. Goodloe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Don S.S. Goodloe Rev. Don Speed Smith Goodloe, born in the Lowell community, near Paint Lick, Kentucky, was a black teacher who became a pioneer for racial integration in the Unitarian church. He was the first ...more

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Noelwah Netusil is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni

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Gene Hong is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Gene Hong Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Gene Hong is an American writer, actor and producer. He may be best known for being in the original cast of MTV's Nick Cannon Presents Wild 'N Out.

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Rob Wonderling is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Rob Wonderling Robert C. Wonderling was a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate who represented the 24th District from 2003 to 2009. The district he represented includes portions of Montgomery, ...more

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Jeremy Scott is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Track and field athlete Jeremy Scott is an American pole vaulter from Norfolk, Nebraska. Jeremy finished second at the 2012 US Olympic Trials, earning him a spot on the 2012 Olympic Team to compete in London. He did ...more

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Clarence B. Farrar is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Clarence B. Farrar Clarence B. Farrar was an influential psychiatrist, the first Director of the Toronto Psychiatric Hospital, and editor of The American Journal of Psychiatry for 34 years. Born in Cattaraugus, ...more

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Specs Howard is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Specs Howard Specs Howard is a radio pioneer who spent three decades entertaining audiences in Cleveland, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan. He achieved notice as one of the members of the Martin and Howard Show in ...more

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Mark Matlak is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Mark Matlak Coach Mark Matlak is an American football coach and former player.

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George McConnell Davison is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
George McConnell Davison Businessperson

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Stan Drayton is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Allegheny College Alumni
Stan Drayton Coach Stan Drayton is a National Football League coach currently serving as the Chicago Bears Running Back Coach. He was an assistant with the Ohio State Buckeyes.