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

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

List below includes Jennifer Garner, Steve Carell and more graduates.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Denison University?” and “Which celebrities are Denison University alumni?”
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Jennifer Garner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Denison University Alumni
Spokesperson, Businessperson, Television producer
Jennifer Anne Garner (born April 17, 1972) is an Emmy-nominated and Golden Globe- and SAG Award-winning American actress. She is best known for her role as CIA agent Sydney Bristow on TV's
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Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Denison University Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Television producer
Steven John "Steve" Carell is an American actor, comedian, director, producer and writer. After a five-year stint on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Carell found greater fame for ...more
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Edward Andrew Deeds is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Denison University Alumni
Inventor
Edward Andrew Deeds was an American engineer, inventor and industrialist prominent in the Dayton, Ohio area.
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John Davidson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Denison University Alumni
Actor, Singer, Presenter
John Hamilton Davidson, Sr. is an American singer, actor and game show host known for hosting That's Incredible!, Time Machine, and Hollywood Squares in the 1980s, and a revival of The $100,000 ...more
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William Rehnquist is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Denison University Alumni
Judge, Historian, Jurist
William Hubbs Rehnquist was an American lawyer, jurist, and political figure who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and later as the 16th Chief Justice of ...more
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John Schuck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Denison University Alumni
Actor
Conrad John Schuck Jr. is an American actor, primarily in stage, movies and television. He is best known for his roles as police commissioner Rock Hudson's mildly slow-witted assistant, Sgt. ...more
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Hal Holbrook is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Denison University Alumni
Television director, Actor, Voice acting
Harold Rowe "Hal" Holbrook, Jr. is an American film and stage actor. Holbrook initially gained notoriety for a one-man stage show he developed while in college in 1954, performing as ...more
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James Frey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Denison University Alumni
Memoirist, Film Producer, Screenwriter
James Christopher Frey is an American writer and the founder and CEO of Full Fathom Five, a transmedia production company responsible for the young adult series "The Lorien Legacies", ...more
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Jack Thompson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Denison University Alumni
Lawyer
John Bruce "Jack" Thompson is an American activist and disbarred attorney, based in Coral Gables, Florida. Thompson is known for his role as an anti-video-game activist, particularly ...more
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Richard Lugar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Denison University Alumni
Politician
Richard "Dick" Green Lugar, KBE, is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who served as a United States Senator, representing Indiana from 1977 to 2013. Born in ...more
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Turpin Bannister is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Denison University Alumni
Historian, Architect
Turpin Chambers Bannister was one of the leading American architectural historians of his generation. A long-time professor at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida, he is ...more
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James C. Cowles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Denison University Alumni
Businessperson, Banker
James C. Cowles is a Managing Director and Head of Global Equities Products at Citi. He is also a member of Citi's Senior Leadership Committee.
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Woody Hayes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Denison University Alumni
American Football coach, Coach, American football player
Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Denison University, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and Ohio State University, ...more
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Mark Haines is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Denison University Alumni
Newsreader
Mark Haines was a host on the CNBC television network.
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George Stibitz is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Denison University Alumni
Scientist
George Robert Stibitz is internationally recognized as one of the fathers of the modern first digital computer. He was a Bell Labs researcher known for his work in the 1930s and 1940s on the ...more
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Robert R. Bennett is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Denison University Alumni
Businessperson
Robert R. Bennett is an American businessman who was the president and director of the Discovery Holding Company from 2005 to 2008 and president and CEO of Liberty Media from 1997 to 2005.
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John T. Chain, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Denison University Alumni
John T. Chain, Jr. Businessperson
John Thomas Chain, Jr. is a retired U.S. Air Force General. He is also a director of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, ConAgra Foods, Inc., and Kemper Insurance Co., as well as holding other ...more
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Judson Harmon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Denison University Alumni
Lawyer
Judson Harmon was a Democratic politician from Ohio. He served as United States Attorney General under President Grover Cleveland and later served as the 45th Governor of Ohio.
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Michael Eisner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Denison University Alumni
Businessperson, Film Producer
Michael Dammann Eisner is an American businessman. He was the chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Company from 1984 until 2005.
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Sue W. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Denison University Alumni
Politician
Sue Weisenbarger Kelly was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 2007, representing New York's 19th District. She is a Republican. She took over fellow Republican ...more
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Ernest DeWitt Burton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Denison University Alumni
Ernest DeWitt Burton Journalist
Ernest DeWitt Burton was an American biblical scholar and president of the University of Chicago. He was born in Granville, Ohio and graduated from Denison University in 1876. After graduating ...more
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John V. Faraci is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Denison University Alumni
Businessperson
John V. Faraci is an American businessman. He serves as the chairman and chief executive officer of International Paper.
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H. Clay Van Voorhis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Denison University Alumni
Banker
Henry Clay Van Voorhis was a United States Congressman from Muskingum Co., Ohio.
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Bobby Rahal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Denison University Alumni
Race car driver
Robert "Bobby" Woodward Rahal is an American auto racing driver and team owner. As a driver, he won three championships and 24 races in the CART open-wheel series, including the 1986 ...more
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Erastus B. Tyler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Denison University Alumni
Erastus Bernard Tyler was an American businessman, merchant, and soldier. He was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War and fought in many of the early battles in the Eastern ...more