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

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

This list is made up of a variety of graduates, including Christy Mathewson and Edward Herrmann.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Bucknell University?” and “Which celebrities are Bucknell University alumni?”
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Edward Herrmann is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Spokesperson, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 75

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Edward Kirk Herrmann (July 21, 1943 – December 31, 2014) was an American actor, director, writer, and comedian, best known for his portrayals of Franklin D. Roosevelt on television, Richard ...more

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Kenneth Langone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 83

Birthplace: Roslyn Heights, New York

Kenneth Gerard Langone Sr., KSG (Knight of the Pontifical Order of St. Gregory the Great) (born September 16, 1935) is an American billionaire businessman, investor, and philanthropist, best ...more
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Leslie Moonves is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Businessperson, Actor

Age: 69

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Leslie Roy Moonves (; born October 6, 1949) is an American media executive who served as the Chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation from 2003 until his resignation in September 2018 following ...more
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Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Baseball player

Age: Dec. at 45 (1880-1925)

Birthplace: Factoryville, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Christopher Mathewson (August 12, 1880 – October 7, 1925), nicknamed "Big Six", "The Christian Gentleman", "Matty", and "The Gentleman's Hurler", was a ...more

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Edward B. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni

Age: Dec. at 86 (1918-2004)

Birthplace: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Edward Butts Lewis (May 20, 1918 – July 21, 2004) was an American geneticist, a corecipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He helped to found the field of evolutionary ...more
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Norman Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Activist, Politician, Writer

Age: Dec. at 84 (1884-1968)

Birthplace: Marion, Ohio, United States of America

Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 – December 19, 1968) was an American Presbyterian minister who achieved fame as a socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the ...more
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Evan Coyne Maloney is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Filmmaking, Screenwriter, Film Editor

Age: 46

Evan Coyne Maloney (born October 27, 1972), is an American documentary filmmaker, the editor of the website Brain Terminal and a video blogger. A New York Sun profile in 2005 said that Maloney ...more
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Charles Brandes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: 76

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Charles H. Brandes is an American investor, businessman, and philanthropist. He is a disciple of the Benjamin Graham school of value investing. Brandes Investment Partners, which was started in ...more
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Ralph Waite is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Television director, Politician, Social Worker

Age: Dec. at 86 (1928-2014)

Birthplace: USA, White Plains, New York

Ralph Waite (June 22, 1928 – February 13, 2014) was an American actor and political activist, best known for his role as John Walton, Sr. on The Waltons (1972–1981), which he occasionally ...more
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Ronald S. Baron is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Ronald S. Baron

Age: 76

Ronald Stephen Baron (born 1943) (also known as Ron Baron) is an American mutual fund manager and investor. He is the founder of Baron Capital, an investment management firm. The New York City ...more
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John Warren Davis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 78 (1867-1945)

Birthplace: Elizabeth City, North Carolina, United States of America

John Warren Davis (March 4, 1867 – February 21, 1945) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and previously was a United States District ...more
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Theodore Beale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: 50

Theodore Robert Beale (born August 21, 1968), also known as Vox Day, is an American far-right activist, writer, publisher, and video game designer. He has been described as a white supremacist, ...more
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Diane Allen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, TV Journalist

Age: 70

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

Diane B. Allen (born March 8, 1948 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American Republican Party politician, who served in the New Jersey State Senate from 1998 to 2018, representing the 7th ...more
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David Kahn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Journalist, Historian, Science writer

Age: 89

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

David Kahn (b. February 7, 1930) is a US historian, journalist and writer. He has written extensively on the history of cryptography and military intelligence. Kahn's first published book, The ...more
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Alexander McDonald is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Businessperson, Banker

Age: Dec. at 71 (1832-1903)

Birthplace: Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, Clinton County, Contiguous United States, United States of America, + more

Alexander McDonald may refer to: Alexander McDonald (Royal Marines officer) (c. 1745 – 1821), early land owner in New South Wales Alexander W. McDonald (born 1818), businessman and political ...more
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Ronald D. Liebowitz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni

Age: 61

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Ronald D. Liebowitz (born April 26, 1957) is the ninth President of Brandeis University succeeding Frederick M. Lawrence. Formerly Middlebury College's 16th President, and a professor of ...more
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Kathryn Osborn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Homemaker

Age: 76

Birthplace: Hillsdale, Michigan

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C. K. Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Poet, Author, Translator

Age: 82

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey

Charles Kenneth "C. K." Williams (November 4, 1936 – September 20, 2015) was an American poet, critic and translator. Williams won nearly every major poetry award. Flesh and Blood won ...more
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Peter Balakian is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Poet, Professor, Author

Age: 67

Birthplace: Teaneck, New Jersey

Peter Balakian (Armenian: Փիթըր Պալաքեան, born June 13, 1951) is an Armenian American poet, writer and academic, the Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Professor of Humanities at Colgate ...more
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Philip Roth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Essayist

Age: 85

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey

Philip Milton Roth (March 19, 1933 – May 22, 2018) was an American novelist and short-story writer. Roth's fiction, regularly set in his birthplace of Newark, New Jersey, is known for its ...more

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David Weinberger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Author, Writer, Philosopher

Age: 69

Birthplace: Roslyn Heights, NY

David Weinberger (born 1950) is an American technologist, professional speaker, and commentator, probably best known as co-author of the Cluetrain Manifesto (originally a website, and eventually ...more
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Tim Keller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Orator, Author, Pastor

Age: 68

Birthplace: Pennsylvania

Timothy J. Keller (born September 23, 1950) is an American pastor, theologian, and Christian apologist. He is the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, New York, and ...more
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Marc Hauser is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Evolutionary Biologist, Professor, Researcher

Age: 59

Marc D. Hauser (born October 25, 1959) is an American evolutionary biologist and a researcher in primate behavior, animal cognition and human behavior found guilty of fabricated and falsified ...more
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Neal Blaisdell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Politician, Teacher

Age: Dec. at 73 (1902-1975)

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

Neal Shaw Blaisdell (November 6, 1902 – November 5, 1975) served as Mayor of Honolulu from 1955 to 1969 as a member of the Hawaii Republican Party. As chief executive of City and County of ...more
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David Jayne Hill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Historian

Age: Dec. at 82 (1850-1932)

Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey, United States of America

Rev. David Jayne Hill (June 10, 1850 – March 2, 1932) was an American academic, diplomat and author.