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Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 12.3k views175 items

List RulesPeople 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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  • 1
    Chris Matthews is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni

    Chris Matthews

    Commentator, Talk show host

    Age74

    BirthplaceSomerton, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Christopher John Matthews (born December 17, 1945) is an American political commentator, talk... more on Wikipedia

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    #16 of 131 The Most Annoying TV Hosts#11 of 160 The Most Ridiculous Political Pundits

  • 2
    James Collins is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni

    James Collins

    Professor, Biomedical Engineer

    Age55

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    James J. Collins (born June 26, 1965) is an American bioengineer, and the Termeer Professor of... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Timothy Leary is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni

    Timothy Leary

    Psychologist, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 76 (1920-1996)

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Timothy Francis Leary (October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996) was an American psychologist and... more on Wikipedia

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    #1045 of 1,357 The Greatest Minds of All Time#12 of 69 The Most Psychedelic People Ever

  • 4
    Martin B. McKneally is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni

    AgeDec. at 78 (1914-1992)

    BirthplaceNewburgh, New York, United States of America

    Martin B. McKneally (born Martin Boswell McKneally;December 31, 1914 – June 14, 1992) was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Robert P. Casey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni

    Robert P. Casey

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 68 (1932-2000)

    BirthplaceJackson Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Robert Patrick Casey Sr. (January 9, 1932 – May 30, 2000) was an American lawyer and... more on Wikipedia

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    #13 of 15 Famous Liver Transplant Recipients#7 of 7 Famous Heart Transplant Recipients

  • 6
    David I. Walsh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni

    David I. Walsh

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 75 (1872-1947)

    BirthplaceLeominster, Massachusetts, United States of America

    David Ignatius Walsh (November 11, 1872 – June 11, 1947) was a United States politician from... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Maggie Wilderotter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
    Maggie Wilderotter (born Mary Agnes Sullivan; February 9, 1955) was Chief Executive Officer of... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Mark Shriver is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni

    Mark Shriver

    Politician

    Age56

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Mark Kennedy Shriver (born February 17, 1964) is an American Democratic politician who served... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Clarence Thomas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni

    Clarence Thomas

    Judge, Lawyer

    Age72

    BirthplacePin Point, Georgia, United States of America

    Clarence Thomas (born June 23, 1948) is an American judge, lawyer, and government official who... more on Wikipedia

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    #372 of 659 The Scariest Threats to the United States#82 of 433 The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

  • 10
    Richard J. Leon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni

    Age71

    Richard J. Leon (born 1949) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Bill Simmons is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni

    Bill Simmons

    Podcaster, Sports Columnist

    Age51

    William John Simmons III (born September 25, 1969), is an American sports writer, sports... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Ed Healey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni

    Ed Healey

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 84 (1894-1978)

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Massachusetts

    Edward Francis Healey Jr. (December 28, 1894 – December 9, 1978) was an American football... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Patrick Francis Healy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
    Patrick Francis Healy (February 27, 1834 – January 10, 1910) was a Jesuit priest, educator,... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Louis J. Tullio is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
    Louis J. Tullio (May 17, 1916 -– April 17, 1990) was the Mayor of Erie, Pennsylvania for six... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    John Peterman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni

    John Peterman

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur
    John Peterman (born 1941) is an American catalog and retail entrepreneur from Lexington,... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Joseph P. Kerwin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni

    Age88

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois

    Joseph Peter Kerwin, (born February 19, 1932), (Capt, USN, Ret.), is an American physician and... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Jim Moran is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni

    Jim Moran

    Investment broker, Politician

    Age75

    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, USA

    James Patrick Moran Jr. (born May 16, 1945) is a former U.S. Representative for Virginia's 8th... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Bob Casey, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni

    Bob Casey, Jr.

    Politician

    Age60

    BirthplaceScranton, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Robert Patrick Casey Jr. (born April 13, 1960) is an American attorney and politician serving... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Joseph Murray is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni

    AgeDec. at 93 (1919-2012)

    BirthplaceMilford, Massachusetts

    Joseph Edward Murray (April 1, 1919 – November 26, 2012) was an American plastic surgeon who... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Patrick Rissmiller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni

    Patrick Rissmiller

    Ice Hockey Player

    Age41

    BirthplaceBelmont, Massachusetts

    Patrick Rissmiller (born October 26, 1978 in Belmont, Massachusetts) is an American former... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Peter Welch is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni

    Peter Welch

    Politician, Lawyer

    Age73

    BirthplaceArea code 413, Springfield, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Peter Francis Welch (born May 2, 1947) is an American politician serving as the U.S.... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Bob Wright is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni

    Bob Wright

    Businessperson, Film Producer

    Age77

    BirthplaceHempstead, New York

    Robert Charles Wright (born April 23, 1943) is an American lawyer, businessman, and author. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Edward Bennett Williams is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni

    AgeDec. at 68 (1920-1988)

    BirthplaceHartford, Connecticut

    Edward Bennett Williams (May 31, 1920 – August 13, 1988) was a Washington, D.C. trial... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Bob Cousy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni

    Bob Cousy

    Basketball player, Actor

    Age92

    BirthplaceYorkville, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Robert Joseph Cousy (, born August 9, 1928) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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    #51 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#23 of 213 The Best White Players in NBA History

  • 25
    William Joseph McDonough is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous College Of The Holy Cross Alumni
    William Joseph McDonough (April 21, 1934 – January 22, 2018) was a former vice chairman and... more on Wikipedia
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