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

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

Items here include everything from Bob Cousy to Chris Matthews.

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

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Chris Matthews is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Chris Matthews Commentator, Talk show host, Journalist Christopher John "Chris" Matthews is an American political commentator and news anchor known for his nightly hour-long talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, which is televised on ...more

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James Collins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
James Collins Professor, Biomedical Engineer James J. Collins is an American bioengineer, and the Termeer Professor of Medical Engineering & Science and Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT. He is one of the founders of the ...more

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Timothy Leary is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Timothy Leary Psychologist, Screenwriter, Actor Timothy Francis Leary was an American psychologist and writer who was known for advocating psychedelic drugs. During American legality of LSD and psilocybin, Leary conducted experiments under ...more

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Martin B. McKneally is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Martin B. McKneally Politician Martin Boswell McKneally was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York. McKneally was born in Newburgh, New York. He graduated from the College of the Holy ...more

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Robert P. Casey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Robert P. Casey Politician, Lawyer Robert Patrick "Bob" Casey, Sr. was an American politician from Pennsylvania. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 42nd Governor of Pennsylvania from 1987 to 1995. He ...more

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David I. Walsh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
David I. Walsh Politician, Lawyer David Ignatius Walsh was a United States politician from Massachusetts. As a member of the Democratic Party, he served in the state legislature and then as the 43rd Lieutenant Governor and then ...more

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Maggie Wilderotter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Maggie Wilderotter Maggie Wilderotter is the Executive Chairman of Frontier Communications and served as CEO of Frontier for ten and a half years. She currently serves as a director of a number of other well-known ...more

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Mark Shriver is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Mark Shriver Politician Mark Kennedy Shriver is a United States Democratic Party politician who served as a member of the Maryland House of Delegates for two consecutive terms, from 1995 to 2003. He currently serves as ...more

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Clarence Thomas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Clarence Thomas Judge, Lawyer Clarence Thomas is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Succeeding Thurgood Marshall, Thomas is the second African American to serve on the Court. Thomas grew up in ...more

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Richard J. Leon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Richard J. Leon Judge Richard J. Leon is an American lawyer and federal judge. He has served as a judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia since 2002.

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Bill Simmons is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Bill Simmons Podcaster, Sports Columnist, Television producer William John Simmons III (born September 25, 1969), is an American sports columnist, analyst, author, and podcaster. Simmons first gained attention with his website as "The Boston Sports ...more

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Ed Healey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Ed Healey American football player Edward Francis Healey, Jr. was a professional football player for the Rock Island Independents, and best known with the Chicago Bears.

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Patrick Francis Healy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Patrick Francis Healy Patrick Francis Healy was the 29th President of Georgetown University, known for expanding the school following the American Civil War. Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark, was constructed ...more

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Louis J. Tullio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Louis J. Tullio Louis J. Tullio was the Mayor of Erie, Pennsylvania for eight terms from 1966 until 1989. He was the first Italian-American elected to this position. Tullio had a childhood goal of becoming ...more

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John Peterman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
John Peterman Businessperson, Entrepreneur John Peterman is a catalog and retail entrepreneur from Lexington, Kentucky, who operates The J. Peterman Company.

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Joseph P. Kerwin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Joseph P. Kerwin Astronaut Joseph Peter Kerwin, M.D., is an American physician and former NASA astronaut who served as science pilot for the Skylab 2 mission from May 25–June 22, 1973. He was the first physician to be ...more

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Jim Moran is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Jim Moran Investment broker, Politician, Stock broker James Patrick "Jim" Moran, Jr. is a former U.S. Representative for Virginia's 8th congressional district in Northern Virginia, including the cities of Falls Church and Alexandria, all ...more

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Bob Casey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Bob Casey, Jr. Politician Robert Patrick "Bob" Casey, Jr. is an American attorney and Democratic politician. He is currently the senior United States Senator from Pennsylvania, and he previously served as ...more

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Joseph Murray is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Joseph Murray Surgeon Joseph Edward Murray was an American plastic surgeon who performed the first successful human kidney transplant on identical twins Richard and Ronald Herrick on December 23, 1954. Murray shared ...more

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Patrick Rissmiller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Patrick Rissmiller Ice Hockey Player Patrick Rissmiller is an American professional ice hockey winger who is currently with the Ritten Renon of the Elite.A. He has previously played in the National Hockey League for the San Jose ...more

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Peter Welch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Peter Welch Politician, Lawyer Peter Francis Welch is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party who has served as the U.S. Representative for Vermont's at-large congressional district since 2007. He previously ...more

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Bob Wright is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Bob Wright Businessperson, Film Producer Robert Charles "Bob" Wright is a US television businessman, having served as Chairman of NBC Universal.

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Edward Bennett Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Edward Bennett Williams Lawyer Edward Bennett Williams was a Washington, D.C. trial attorney who founded the law firm of Williams & Connolly and owned several professional sports teams. He was born in Hartford, ...more

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Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Bob Cousy Basketball player, Actor Robert Joseph "Bob" Cousy is a retired American professional basketball player. Cousy played point guard with the Boston Celtics from 1950 to 1963 and briefly with the Cincinnati ...more

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William Joseph McDonough is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
William Joseph McDonough William J. McDonough is Merrill Lynch vice chairman and special advisor to the chairman. He is responsible for assisting senior management in the company's business development efforts with ...more

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Jon Favreau is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Jon Favreau Television director, Comedian, Television producer Jonathan Kolia "Jon" Favreau is an American actor, director, screenwriter, voice artist, and comedian. As an actor, he is best known for his roles in Rudy, Swingers, Very Bad Things, ...more

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Bill Osmanski is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Bill Osmanski Dentist, American football player William Thomas "Bill" Osmanski was an American football player and coach. Bill was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1973 and in 1977 he was inducted into the National ...more

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Michael R. McNulty is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Michael R. McNulty Politician Michael Robert "Mike" McNulty is a politician from the U.S. state of New York. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1989 to 2009, initially representing New ...more

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J. William Middendorf is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
J. William Middendorf Diplomat John William Middendorf II is a former Republican United States diplomat and Secretary of the Navy.

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Tom Heinsohn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Tom Heinsohn Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Coach Thomas William "Tommy" Heinsohn is a retired American professional basketball player. He has been associated with the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association for six ...more

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Joseph A. Califano, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Joseph A. Califano, Jr. Politician Joseph Anthony Califano, Jr. was a former United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and the founder and former chairman of The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at ...more

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James E. Burke is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
James E. Burke Businessperson James E. Burke was the chief executive officer of Johnson & Johnson from 1976 to 1989, a company for which he worked forty years.

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Edward P. Jones is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Edward P. Jones Novelist, Author, Writer Edward Paul Jones is an American novelist and short story writer. His 2003 novel The Known World received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

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Philip Berrigan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Philip Berrigan Priest Philip Francis Berrigan was an American peace activist and former Roman Catholic priest.

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Billy Collins is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Billy Collins Poet, Professor, Author William James "Billy" Collins is an American poet, appointed as Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003. He is a Distinguished Professor at Lehman College of the City ...more

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Edward Bove is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Edward Bove Physician, Surgeon Edward Bove is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Michigan School of Medicine, Michigan, United States. Bove is also the Head of the Section of Cardiac Surgery, the ...more

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Gene Desautels is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Gene Desautels Manager, Baseball player Eugene Abraham "Red" Desautels was an American professional baseball player. He played most of his Major League Baseball career as a backup catcher with four different teams between ...more

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Louis Sockalexis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Louis Sockalexis Baseball player Louis Francis Sockalexis, nicknamed The Deerfoot of the Diamond, was an American baseball player. Sockalexis played professional baseball in the National League for three seasons, spending his ...more

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Gordon Peterson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Gordon Peterson Journalist Gordon Peterson is an American broadcast journalist and Washington, D.C.-based television news anchor. He was most recently the 6 p.m. co-anchor for ABC affiliate WJLA-TV and from 1988 to 2013 ...more

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Dick Cusack is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Dick Cusack Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Richard John "Dick" Cusack was an American film actor and filmmaker.

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John A. Durkin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
John A. Durkin Politician John Anthony Durkin was a Democratic U.S. Senator from New Hampshire from 1975 until 1980. Durkin graduated from St. John's High School in 1954. Durkin graduated from the College of the Holy ...more

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Tim Bishop is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Tim Bishop Politician Timothy Howard "Tim" Bishop is the former U.S. Representative for New York's 1st congressional district, serving from 2003 to 2015. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district ...more

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Vito Acconci is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Vito Acconci Performer, Sculptor, Designer Vito Hannibal Acconci is an American designer, landscape architect, performance and installation artist.

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Jack Barry is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Jack Barry Baseball player John Joseph "Jack" Barry was an American shortstop, second baseman, and manager in Major League Baseball, and later a college baseball coach. From 1908 through 1919, Barry played for ...more

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Neil Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Neil Hopkins Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Neil Edward Hopkins is an American television and film actor. He is a trained actor and singer; best known for his portrayal of Charlie's heroin-addicted brother Liam on Lost.

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George Connor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
George Connor American football player George Leo "Moose" Connor was an American football offensive tackle/linebacker for the Chicago Bears from 1948 to 1955. He was originally a number one draft pick by the New York Giants ...more

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Bruce E. MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Bruce E. MacDonald Military Officer, Lawyer Bruce E. MacDonald is a retired United States Navy vice admiral who last served as the 40th Judge Advocate General of the Navy from July 2006 to August 2009. Prior to that, MacDonald served as ...more

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Anthony Fauci is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Anthony Fauci Scientist, Physician Anthony Stephen "Tony" Fauci is an immunologist who has made substantial contributions to HIV/AIDS research and other immunodeficiencies, both as a scientist and as the head of the ...more

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Bernard E. Trainor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
Bernard E. Trainor Bernard E. Trainor is journalist and a retired United States Marine Corps lieutenant general. He served in the Marine Corps for 39 years in both staff and command capacities. After retiring from ...more

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James Augustine Healy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
James Augustine Healy James Augustine Healy was the first Roman Catholic priest and the first bishop in the United States of any known African descent. He identified and was accepted as a white Irish American, as he ...more