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Famous Creighton University Alumni

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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, including Bob Gibson and Kyle Korver.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Creighton University?” and “Which celebrities are Creighton University alumni?”
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Leo Ryan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Creighton University Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 53 (1925-1978)

Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America

Leo Joseph Ryan Jr. (May 5, 1925 – November 18, 1978) was an American teacher and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the U.S. Representative from California's 11th ...more
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Joe Ricketts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Creighton University Alumni
Joe Ricketts

Age: 77

Birthplace: Nebraska City, Nebraska

John Joseph Ricketts (born July 16, 1941) is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder, former CEO and former chairman of TD Ameritrade. He has a net worth of US$2.7 billion ...more
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Michael P. Anderson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Creighton University Alumni
Astronaut, Scientist

Age: Dec. at 44 (1959-2003)

Birthplace: Plattsburgh, New York

Michael Phillip Anderson (December 25, 1959 – February 1, 2003) was a United States Air Force officer and NASA astronaut. Anderson and his six fellow crew members were killed in the Space ...more
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Edward Zorinsky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Creighton University Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 59 (1928-1987)

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Edward Zorinsky (November 11, 1928 – March 6, 1987) was an American politician. A Democrat, he served as a U.S. Senator from Nebraska from 1976 until his death from a heart attack in Omaha in ...more
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Paul Silas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Creighton University Alumni
Basketball Coach, Basketball player

Age: 75

Birthplace: Prescott, Arizona

Paul Theron Silas (born July 12, 1943) is an American retired professional basketball player and former NBA head coach.

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Albert Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Creighton University Alumni
Albert Brown Dentist

Age: Dec. at 106 (1905-2011)

Birthplace: North Platte, Nebraska

Albert "Doc" Brown was an American former dentist, veteran of World War II and prisoner of war. At the age of 105, Brown was the oldest survivor of the Bataan Death March at the time ...more
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John McKay is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Creighton University Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 62

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington

John Larkin McKay (born June 19, 1956) is a former United States Attorney for the Western District of Washington.
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Roman Hruska is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Creighton University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 95 (1904-1999)

Birthplace: David City, Nebraska, USA

Roman Lee Hruska (August 16, 1904 – April 25, 1999) was a Republican U.S. Senator from the state of Nebraska. Hruska was known as one of the most vocal conservatives in the United States Senate ...more
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Ernie Chambers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Creighton University Alumni
Politician, Barber

Age: 81

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Ernest William Chambers (born July 10, 1937) is an American politician who represents North Omaha's 11th District in the Nebraska State Legislature. Chambers is the longest-serving state senator ...more
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Richard Mulrooney is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Creighton University Alumni
Richard Mulrooney

Age: 42

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee

Richard Mulrooney (born November 3, 1976 in Memphis, Tennessee) is a former American soccer player. He is the current Men's Soccer coach at the University of Memphis
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John Albert Knebel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Creighton University Alumni
Politician

Age: 82

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma

John Albert Knebel (born October 4, 1936) is a former United States government official who served as Secretary of Agriculture under President Gerald Ford.
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Ron Hansen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Creighton University Alumni
Educator, Novelist, Screenwriter

Age: 71

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska

Ron Hansen (born December 8, 1947) is an American novelist, essayist, and professor. He is known for writing literary westerns exploring the people and history of the American heartland, notably ...more
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Donald Keough is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Creighton University Alumni
Businessperson, Theatrical producer

Age: 92

Donald Raymond Keough (September 4, 1926 – February 24, 2015) was an Irish-American businessman and Chairman of the Board of Allen & Company LLC, a New York investment banking firm. He was ...more
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Floyd Kalber is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Creighton University Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, TV Journalist

Age: Dec. at 80 (1924-2004)

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Floyd Kalber (December 23, 1924 – May 13, 2004) was an American television journalist and anchorman, nicknamed "The Big Tuna."
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Kyle Korver is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Creighton University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 37

Birthplace: Lakewood, California

Kyle Elliot Korver (born March 17, 1981) is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the ...more

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Frank A. Barrett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Creighton University Alumni
Politician, Soldier, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 70 (1892-1962)

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Frank Aloysius Barrett (November 10, 1892 – May 30, 1962) was an American soldier, lawyer and politician. He served as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives and the ...more
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Lee Terry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Creighton University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 57

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Lee Raymond Terry (born January 29, 1962) is a former American politician and a senior law firm adviser. From 1999 to 2015, he served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for ...more
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Virginia Thomas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Creighton University Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 62

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska

Virginia "Ginni" Lamp Thomas (born February 23, 1957), an American attorney and lobbyist who founded Liberty Consulting. She had previously founded the conservative advocacy group ...more
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Barbara Cubin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Creighton University Alumni
Politician, Chemist

Age: 72

Birthplace: California, Salinas, Contiguous United States, Area code 831, Central California, + more

Barbara Lynn Cubin (born November 30, 1946) is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, having served as the sole member of that body from Wyoming. In the 109th ...more
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Bob Gibson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Creighton University Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 83

Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

Robert Gibson (born November 9, 1935) is an American retired baseball pitcher who played 17 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the St. Louis Cardinals (1959–75). Nicknamed ...more

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Mike Johanns is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Creighton University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 68

Birthplace: Osage, Iowa, USA

Michael Owen Johanns (born June 18, 1950) is an American attorney and politician who served as a United States Senator from Nebraska, from 2009 to 2015. He served as the 38th Governor of ...more
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Francis George is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Creighton University Alumni

Age: 82

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Francis Eugene George (January 16, 1937 – April 17, 2015) was an American cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago. He was the eighth Archbishop of Chicago ...more
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Francis P. Matthews is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Creighton University Alumni
Francis P. Matthews

Age: Dec. at 65 (1887-1952)

Birthplace: Albion, Nebraska

Francis Patrick Matthews (March 15, 1887 – October 18, 1952) served as the 8th Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus from 1939 to 1945, the 49th United States Secretary of the Navy from 1949 ...more
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Brian Mullan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Creighton University Alumni
Brian Mullan

Age: 40

Birthplace: Mineola, New York

Brian Mullan (born April 23, 1978) is a retired American soccer player. He is one of only four players to have won the MLS Cup five or more times. He also won four caps for the United States ...more
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George Wells Parker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Creighton University Alumni
George Wells Parker Politician

Age: Dec. at 49 (1882-1931)

George Wells Parker (September 18, 1882 – July 28, 1931) was an African-American political activist and writer who co-founded the Hamitic League of the World. His parents were born in Virginia ...more