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Famous Colorado School Of Mines Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Colorado School of Mines and be of some renown.

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

List ranges from Shane Carwin to George Saunders and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Colorado School of Mines?” and “Which celebrities are Colorado School of Mines alumni?”
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    AgeDec. at 86 (1928-2014)

    BirthplaceSão Paulo, Brazil

    Antônio Ermírio de Moraes (June 4, 1928 – August 24, 2014) was a Brazilian billionaire businessman and the chairman of the Votorantim Group, one of the country's largest companies, focused on metals,...  more
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    Journalist, Professor


    BirthplaceAmarillo, Texas, USA

    George Saunders (born December 2, 1958) is an American writer of short stories, essays, novellas, children's books, and novels. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, McSweeney's, and...  more

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    Graduate student
    Katherine M. Steele is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington....
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    AgeDec. at 75 (1931-2007)

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    Fred F. Meissner (November 10, 1931 – September 18, 2007) was an American geologist and engineer who contributed to the fields of geology, geophysics, engineering, petroleum engineering,...  more
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    J. Steven Whisler retired as chairman and CEO of Phelps Dodge Corporation upon its merger with Freeport Copper and Gold, Inc. He joined Phelps Dodge in 1981. He is a director of several companies...  more
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    Bryce Poe II (October 10, 1924 – November 20, 2000) was a United States Air Force four-star general who served as Commander, Air Force Logistics Command (COMAFLC) from 1978 to 1981....  more
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    Professor, Geologist


    Kenneth S. Deffeyes was a geologist who worked with M. King Hubbert, the creator of the Hubbert peak theory, at the Shell Oil Company research laboratory in Houston, Texas. Deffeyes holds a B.S. in...  more
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    Robert A. (Bob) Ridge is vice president of health, safety and environment for ConocoPhillips. Ridge joined Phillips Petroleum Company in 1978 as a process section supervisor at the Sweeny refiney....  more
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    Joe Eazor is senior vice president of Transformation for EDS, an HP company. He is leading the post-merger Integration and Transformation activities for the business group....  more
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    Erol Ozensoy, a self-made Turkish entrepreneur, industrialist and businessmen, who founded Kimetsan, one of the largest chemical companies in Turkey today....  more
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    Steven B. Hinchman is executive vice president of Technology and Services for Marathon Oil Corporation and serves as a member of Marathon's Executive Committee. He joined Marathon in 1980. He was...  more
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    Mr. Swiger is the current Vice President of Exxon Mobil Corporation and President, ExxonMobil Gas Power Marketing Company, which is responsible for commercial development, marketing, and purchasing...  more
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    Derrick Jensen (born December 19, 1960) is an American author, anarchoprimitivist, ecophilosopher and radical environmentalist (and prominent critic of mainstream environmentalism) living in Crescent...  more
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    BirthplaceSemarang, Indonesia

    Purnomo Yusgiantoro (born 16 June 1951 in Semarang, Central Java) is an Indonesian politician who is the former president-secretary general of OPEC, former Indonesian Minister of Energy for three...  more
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    Shane Bannister Carwin (born January 4, 1975) is an American former mixed martial artist who competed in the Heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is a former Interim...  more
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    Gerald W. (Jerry) Grandey (born 1946, Long Beach, California) was previously the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cameco Corporation, one of the world's largest uranium producers. He joined...  more
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    Jack J. Grynberg (born 1932) is a Polish-born American businessman. He is a Denver-based oil and gas developer who has amassed a multibillion-dollar fortune in the oil and natural gas sector.He has a...  more
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    American Football coach, Coach


    Craig Schurig (born March 2, 1965) is an American football coach and former player. He is the current head football coach for Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas and he held that position since...  more
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    Freestyle skier


    BirthplaceArtesia, New Mexico

    Michelle Roark is a freestyle skier....  more
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    BirthplaceSpokane, Washington

    Caleb Vance Haynes Jr. (born February 29, 1928), known as Vance Haynes or C. Vance Haynes Jr., is an archaeologist, geologist and author who specializes in the archaeology of the American Southwest....  more
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    William John Arbegast, Jr. (11 April 1951 in Davenport, Iowa – 28 November 2009 in Rapid City, South Dakota) was an American metallurgical engineer, mechanical engineer and friction stir welding...  more
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    George Rufus Brown (May 12, 1898 – January 22, 1983) was a prominent Houston entrepreneur. With his brother Herman, Brown led Brown & Root Inc. to become one of the largest construction companies in...  more
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    Steven L. Newman (born c. 1967) is an American businessman. He served as the President and Chief Executive of Transocean until February 16, 2015. ...  more
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    Robert H. Waterman Jr. is a non-fiction author and expert on business management practices. He is best known as the co-author, with Tom Peters, of In Search of Excellence. Waterman currently directs...  more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to Colorado School of Mines and be of some renown.