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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
Edward Kirk Herrmann was an American actor, director, writer, and comedian, best known for his Emmy-nominated portrayals of Franklin D. Roosevelt on television, Richard Gilmore in Gilmore Girls, ...more
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Kenneth Langone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Businessperson
Kenneth G. Langone Sr. is an American businessman and investor best known for cofounding The Home Depot. He has an estimated net worth of $2.5 billion according to Forbes.
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Leslie Moonves is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Businessperson, Actor
Leslie Roy Moonves is President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation. Moonves served as co-president and co-chief operating officer of Viacom, Inc., the predecessor to CBS Corporation, ...more
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Christy Mathewson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Baseball player
Christopher "Christy" Mathewson, nicknamed "Big Six", "The Christian Gentleman", "Matty", or "The Gentleman's Hurler" was a Major League ...more
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Edward B. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Edward B. Lewis was an American geneticist, a corecipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
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Norman Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Activist, Politician, Writer
Norman Mattoon Thomas was an American Presbyterian minister who achieved fame as a socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.
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Evan Coyne Maloney is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Filmmaking, Screenwriter, Film Editor
Evan Coyne Maloney, 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 “may very well be ...more
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Charles Brandes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur
Charles H. Brandes is an American businessman, investor, philanthropist. He is one of the more closely followed value investors working today, and is a disciple of the Benjamin Graham school of ...more
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Ralph Waite is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Television director, Politician, Social Worker
Ralph Waite was an American actor, voice artist, and political activist, best known for his role as John Walton, Sr. on The Waltons, which he occasionally directed. In addition, Waite appeared ...more
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Ronald S. Baron is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Ronald S. Baron
Ronald Stephen Baron is the founder of Baron Capital, an investment management firm. The New York City based firm, manages the Baron Funds, and has approximately $26 billion in assets under ...more
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John Warren Davis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer
John Warren Davis was a New Jersey politician and federal judge.
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Theodore Beale is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer
Theodore Beale is an American musician, publisher, science fiction writer, blogger, and former video game designer sometimes using the pseudonym Vox Day.
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Diane Allen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, TV Journalist
Diane B. Allen is an American Republican Party legislator, who has been serving in the New Jersey State Senate since 1998, where she represents the 7th Legislative District. She served as the ...more
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David Kahn is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Journalist, Historian, Science writer
David Kahn 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 Codebreakers - The ...more
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Alexander McDonald is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Businessperson, Banker
Alexander McDonald was a Republican politician who represented Arkansas in the U.S. Senate from 1868 to 1871.
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Ronald D. Liebowitz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Ronald D. Liebowitz is the current president of Middlebury College, and a professor of geography. He was named the College's sixteenth president in April 2004, succeeding John McCardell, Jr. on ...more
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Kathryn Osborn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Homemaker
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C. K. Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Poet, Author, Translator
C. K. Williams is an American poet, critic and translator. Williams has won nearly every major poetry award. Flesh and Blood won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1987. Repair won the ...more
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Peter Balakian is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Poet, Professor, Author
Peter Balakian is an Armenian American poet, writer and academic, the Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Professor of Humanities at Colgate University.
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Philip Roth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Essayist
Philip Milton Roth is an American novelist. He first gained attention with the 1959 novella Goodbye, Columbus, an irreverent and humorous portrait of American-Jewish life for which he received ...more
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David Weinberger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Author, Writer, Philosopher
David Weinberger is an American technologist, professional speaker, and commentator, probably best known as co-author of the Cluetrain Manifesto. Weinberger's work focuses on how the Internet is ...more
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Tim Keller is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Orator, Author, Pastor
Timothy J. Keller is an American pastor, theologian and Christian apologist. He is best known as the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, New York, and the author of ...more
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Marc Hauser is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Evolutionary Biologist, Professor, Researcher
Marc D. Hauser is a 2005 Guggenheim Fellow in Natural Sciences.
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Neal Blaisdell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Politician, Teacher
Neal Shaw Blaisdell 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 Honolulu, Hawaii, Blaisdell oversaw one of ...more
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David Jayne Hill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bucknell University Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Historian
Rev. David Jayne Hill was an American academic, diplomat and author.