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

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

List contains graduates like Girl Talk and Dennis Kucinich.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Case Western Reserve University?” and “Which celebrities are Case Western Reserve University alumni?”

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Dennis Kucinich is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Politician Dennis John Kucinich is a former U.S. Representative from Ohio, serving from 1997 to 2013. He was also a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in the 2004 ...more

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Herbert Henry Dow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Businessperson, Chemist, Entrepreneur Herbert Henry Dow was a Canadian born, American chemical industrialist. He was a graduate of Case School of Applied Science in Cleveland, Ohio. His most significant achievement was the founding ...more

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Alfred J. Gross is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Inventor, Engineer Alfred J. Gross, a.k.a. Irving J. Gross was a pioneer in mobile wireless communication. He created and patented many communications devices, specifically in relation to an early version of the ...more

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Robert Kearns is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Inventor Robert William Kearns was an American inventor who invented the intermittent windshield wiper systems used on most automobiles from 1969 to the present. His first patent for the invention was ...more

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Jon-Erik Hexum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Model, Actor Jon-Erik Hexum was an American model and actor. He died as a result of an accidental self-inflicted blank cartridge gunshot wound to the head on the set of the CBS television series Cover Up in ...more

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Jean Donovan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Jean Donovan was an American lay missionary who was raped and murdered along with three Religious Sisters in El Salvador by a military death squad while volunteering to do charity work during ...more

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Harvey Pekar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Cartoonist, Author, Actor Harvey Lawrence Pekar was an American underground comic book writer, music critic, and media personality, best known for his autobiographical American Splendor comic series. In 2003, the series ...more

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Carl Stokes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Judge, Politician, Newsreader Carl Burton Stokes was an American politician of the Democratic party who served as the 51st mayor of Cleveland, Ohio. Elected on November 7, 1967, and taking office on January 1, 1968, he was ...more

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Anu Garg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Computer scientist Anu Garg is an American author and speaker. He is also founder of Wordsmith.org, an online community comprising word lovers from an estimated 200 countries. His books explore the joy of words. ...more

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Craig Newmark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Writer Craig Alexander Newmark is an American Internet entrepreneur best known for being the founder of the San Francisco-based international website Craigslist.

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M. Scott Peck is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Psychiatrist, Author, Writer Morgan Scott Peck was an American psychiatrist and best-selling author, best known for his first book, The Road Less Traveled, published in 1978.

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Donald Knuth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Programmer, Mathematician, Computer scientist Donald Ervin Knuth is an American computer scientist, mathematician, and professor emeritus at Stanford University. He is the author of the multi-volume work The Art of Computer Programming. ...more

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Donald A. Glaser is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Physicist, Scientist Donald Arthur Glaser was an American physicist, neurobiologist, and the winner of the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physics for his invention of the bubble chamber used in subatomic particle physics.

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Alan Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Alan Rosenberg is an American actor of both stage and screen. From 2005 to 2009, he was president of the Screen Actors Guild, the principal motion picture industry on-screen performers' union.

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Rohini Chakravarthy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Rohini joined NEA in 2007 as a Principal, focusing on information technology investments. Prior to joining NEA, Rohini was most recently with Cisco Systems as Head of Wireless, Corporate ...more

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Edward Lamb is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Businessperson, Lawyer Edward Lamb was an American businessman, broadcasting executive and labor lawyer. He is best known for having defended striking workers during the Auto-Lite Strike in 1934 and for successfully ...more

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John Hessin Clarke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Lawyer John Hessin Clarke was an American lawyer and judge who served as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1916 to 1922.

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Peter B. Armentrout is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Chemist Peter B. Armentrout is a researcher in thermochemistry, kinetics, and dynamics of simple and complex chemical reactions. He is a Chemistry Professor at the University of Utah.

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Barbara Deming is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Writer Barbara Deming was an American feminist and advocate of nonviolent social change.

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M. Frank Rudy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Inventor, Engineer Marion Frank Rudy was the aeronautical engineer who patented a cushioning system based on an inert gas encapsulated in polyurethane plastic. It was trademarked by Nike as the "Air" ...more

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James Sokolove is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
James Sokolove Lawyer James G. Sokolove is an American attorney known for advertising legal services on television. Though he was the largest legal advertiser in the United States in 2007, Sokolove's firm acts only ...more

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Edward C. Prescott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Professor, Economist Edward Christian Prescott is an American economist. He received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2004, sharing the award with Finn E. Kydland, "for their contributions to dynamic ...more

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Jörg Schlaich is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Civil engineer, Structural engineer, Engineer Jörg Schlaich is a German structural engineer and is known internationally for his ground-breaking work in the creative design of bridges, long-span roofs, and other complex structures. He ...more

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Don Shula is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
American Football coach, Coach, American football player Donald Francis "Don" Shula is a former American football cornerback and coach. He is best known as coach of the Miami Dolphins, the team he led to two Super Bowl victories, and to the ...more

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Julie Gerberding is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Politician, Physician Julie Louise Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H., an expert in infectious diseases, is the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Administrator of the Agency for Toxic ...more

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Polykarp Kusch is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Physicist Polykarp Kusch was a German-American physicist. In 1955 he was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics with Willis Eugene Lamb for his accurate determination that the magnetic moment of the ...more

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Mohammed Ibn Chambas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer Mohamed Ibn Chambas is a lawyer, diplomat, politician and academic from Ghana. In 2002 he became the Executive Secretary of the Economic Community of West African States. In 2007, he was ...more

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Albert Gallatin Egbert is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Surgeon Albert Gallatin Egbert was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

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Paul Berg is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Chemist, Scientist Paul Berg is an American biochemist and professor emeritus at Stanford University. He was the recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1980, along with Walter Gilbert and Frederick Sanger. ...more

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Paul Lauterbur is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Physicist, Chemist, Professor Paul Christian Lauterbur was an American chemist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2003 with Peter Mansfield for his work which made the development of magnetic resonance ...more

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Mike Turner is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Michael R. "Mike" Turner is the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 10th congressional district, serving in Congress since 2003. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district, ...more

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Rich Sommer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Actor Richard Olen "Rich" Sommer II is an American actor best known for his portrayal of Harry Crane on the AMC series Mad Men.

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William B. Allison is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University 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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Ferid Murad is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Professor, Scientist, Physician Ferid Murad is a physician and pharmacologist, and a co-winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He is also an honorary member of the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Kosovo.

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Steve Wood is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Programmer, Businessperson Steve Wood is an American technology-industry programmer, manager, and investor best known as an early Microsoft employee. Wood graduated with a BS from Case Western Reserve University and an ...more

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David Satcher is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Physician David Satcher, M.D., Ph.D. FAAFP, FACPM, FACP is an American physician, and public health administrator. He was a four-star admiral in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps ...more

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Donald A. Thomas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer Donald Alan Thomas, Ph.D. is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut.

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Robert S. Shankland is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Physicist Robert Sherwood Shankland was an American physicist and historian.

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Edward Morley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Physicist, Chemist Edward Williams Morley was an American scientist famous for his path-breaking measurements of the atomic weight of oxygen, and for the Michelson–Morley experiment.

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Andre Norton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Librarian, Author Andre Alice Norton was an American writer of science fiction and fantasy with some works of historical fiction and contemporary fiction. She wrote primarily under the pen name Andre Norton, but ...more

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Ron Klein is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Ronald "Ron" Klein is a lawyer and former member of the United States House of Representatives for Florida's 22nd congressional district. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He ...more

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Asheem Chandna is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Venture capitalist Asheem joined Greylock in 2003. His areas of interest include enterprise infrastructure, datacenter, networking and security. Asheem's company boards and investments include Imperva, Palo Alto ...more

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John Howard Dellinger is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Electrical engineer, Engineer John Howard Dellinger was a noted American telecommunication engineer who discovered how solar flares caused fadeouts of short-wave radios. Dellinger was born in Cleveland, Ohio, first attended ...more

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Arnold L. Rheingold is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Chemist Arnold L. Rheingold is an American chemist and Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, San Diego.

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John Strong Newberry is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Physician, Science writer, Geologist John Strong Newberry was an American geologist, physician, explorer, author, and a member of the Megatherium Club at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

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Victor Ciorbea is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Economist, Jurist Victor Ciorbea is a Romanian jurist, politician and civil servant. He was the Mayor of Bucharest in 1996-1997 and, after his resignation from office, Prime Minister of Romania from 12 December ...more

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Andrew Vachss is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Novelist, Writer, Lawyer Andrew Henry Vachss is an American crime fiction author, child protection consultant, and attorney exclusively representing children and youths. He is also a founder and national advisory board ...more

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Florence Ellinwood Allen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Judge Florence Ellinwood Allen was an American judge. She was the first woman to serve on a state supreme court and one of the first two women to serve as a federal judge.

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Jay Nunamaker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Jay F. Nunamaker Jr. is Regents Professor and Soldwedel Professor at the University of Arizona. Regents Professor is the highest faculty rank bestowed at the university, an honor reserved for ...more

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Lincoln Díaz-Balart is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Politician Lincoln Rafael Díaz-Balart was the U.S. Representative for Florida's 21st congressional district from 1993 to 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party. He previously served in the ...more