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Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni

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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

Age: 72

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Dennis John Kucinich (; born October 8, 1946) is an American politician. A former U.S. Representative from Ohio, serving from 1997 to 2013, he was also a candidate for the Democratic nomination ...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

Age: Dec. at 64 (1866-1930)

Birthplace: Belleville, Canada

Herbert Henry Dow (February 26, 1866 – October 15, 1930) was a Canadian-born American chemical industrialist, best known as the founder of the American multinational conglomerate Dow Chemical. ...more
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Alfred J. Gross is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Inventor, Engineer

Age: Dec. at 82 (1918-2000)

Birthplace: Canada, Ontario, Toronto, Americas

Alfred J. Gross (; February 22, 1918 – December 21, 2000), a.k.a. Irving J. Gross was a pioneer in mobile wireless communication. He created and patented many communications devices, ...more
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Robert Kearns is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Inventor

Age: Dec. at 78 (1927-2005)

Birthplace: Gary, Indiana

Robert William Kearns PhD (March 10, 1927 – February 9, 2005) was an American engineer, educator and inventor who invented the most common intermittent windshield wiper systems used on most ...more
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Jon-Erik Hexum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Model, Actor

Age: Dec. at 27 (1957-1984)

Birthplace: Englewood, New Jersey, USA

Jon-Erik Hexum (; November 5, 1957 – October 18, 1984) was an American actor, known for his lead roles in the TV series Voyagers! and Cover Up, and his supporting role as Pat Trammell in the ...more

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Jean Donovan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni

Age: Dec. at 27 (1953-1980)

Birthplace: Westport, Connecticut

Jean Marie Donovan (April 10, 1953 – December 2, 1980) was an American lay missionary who was beaten, raped, and murdered along with three fellow missionaries—Ita Ford, Maura Clarke and Dorothy ...more
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Harvey Pekar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Cartoonist, Author, Actor

Age: Dec. at 71 (1939-2010)

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Harvey Lawrence Pekar (; October 8, 1939 – July 12, 2010) was an American underground comic book writer, music critic, and media personality, best known for his autobiographical American ...more
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Carl Stokes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Judge, Politician, Newsreader

Age: Dec. at 69 (1927-1996)

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

Carl Burton Stokes (June 21, 1927 – April 3, 1996) was an American politician and diplomat of the Democratic party who served as the 51st mayor of Cleveland, Ohio. Elected on November 7, 1967, ...more
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Anu Garg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Computer scientist

Age: 51

Birthplace: India

Anu Garg (born April 5, 1967) 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 ...more
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Craig Newmark is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Writer

Age: 66

Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey

Craig Alexander Newmark (born December 6, 1952) is an American Internet entrepreneur and philanthropist best known for being the founder of the 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

Age: Dec. at 69 (1936-2005)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Morgan Scott Peck (May 22, 1936 – September 25, 2005) was an American psychiatrist and best-selling author who wrote the 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
Donald Knuth Programmer, Mathematician, Computer scientist

Age: 81

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Donald Ervin Knuth ( kə-NOOTH; born January 10, 1938) is an American computer scientist, mathematician, and professor emeritus at Stanford University. He is the 1974 recipient of the ACM Turing ...more
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Donald A. Glaser is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Physicist, Scientist

Age: Dec. at 87 (1926-2013)

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

Donald Arthur Glaser (September 21, 1926 – February 28, 2013) was an American physicist, neurobiologist, and the winner of the 1960 Nobel Prize in Physics for his invention of the bubble chamber ...more
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Alan Rosenberg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 68

Birthplace: Passaic, USA, New Jersey

Alan Rosenberg (born October 4, 1950) is an American stage and screen actor. Rosenberg is perhaps best known for his character Eli Levinson which appeared in both the series Civil Wars and the ...more
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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

Age: Dec. at 86 (1901-1987)

Edward Lamb (April 23, 1901 – March 23, 1987) was an American businessman, broadcasting executive and labor lawyer. He is best known for having defended striking workers during the Auto-Lite ...more
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John Hessin Clarke is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 88 (1857-1945)

Birthplace: Lisbon, Ohio, United States of America

John Hessin Clarke (September 18, 1857 – March 22, 1945) 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

Age: 65

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

Age: Dec. at 67 (1917-1984)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Barbara Deming (July 23, 1917 – August 2, 1984) 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

Age: Dec. at 84 (1925-2009)

Marion Frank Rudy (24 January 1925 – 13 December 2009) was the aeronautical engineer who patented a cushioning system based on an inert gas encapsulated in polyurethane plastic. It was ...more
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James Sokolove is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
James Sokolove Lawyer

Age: 74

James G. Sokolove (born October 4, 1944) is an American attorney known for advertising legal services on television. Though he was the largest legal advertiser in the United States in 2007, ...more
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Edward C. Prescott is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Professor, Economist

Age: 78

Birthplace: Glens Falls, New York

Edward Christian Prescott (born December 26, 1940) is an American economist. He received the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics in 2004, sharing the award with Finn E. Kydland, "for their ...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

Age: 84

Birthplace: Kernen, Germany

Jörg Schlaich (born 1934) 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 ...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

Age: 89

Birthplace: Grand River, Ohio, USA

Donald Francis Shula (January 4, 1930 – May 4, 2020)) was an American former professional football coach and player who is best known as the head coach of the Miami Dolphins, the team he led to ...more

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Julie Gerberding is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Case Western Reserve University Alumni
Politician, Physician

Age: 63

Birthplace: Estelline, South Dakota, United States of America

Julie Louise Gerberding (born August 22, 1955) is an American infectious disease expert and the former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and administrator of ...more