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Famous Dickinson College Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 11k views122 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Dickinson College and be of some renown.

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

Alumni include Rosie O'Donnell, James Buchanan and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Dickinson College?” and “Which celebrities are Dickinson College alumni?”
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  • 1
    Editor, Talk show host

    Age59

    BirthplaceCommack, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Roseann O'Donnell (born March 21, 1962) is an American comedian, actress, author, and television personality. She began her comedy career as a teenager and received her breakthrough on the television...  more

    #616 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021#203 of 250 The Funniest Female Comedians of All Time#81 of 279 American Stand-Up Comedians: The Best Comics In the USA

  • 2
    Politician, Diplomat

    AgeDec. at 77 (1791-1868)

    BirthplaceCove Gap, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    James Buchanan Jr. (; April 23, 1791 – June 1, 1868) was the 15th president of the United States (1857–1861), serving prior to the American Civil War. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as...  more

    #41 of 44 Which US Presidents Do You Wish Were In Charge Right Now?#44 of 45 The Greatest US Presidents Of All Time#2053 of 2,753 The Most Influential People of All Time

  • 3
    Actor, Voice acting

    Age67

    BirthplaceMonroe, Georgia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Frances Hardman Conroy (born November 13, 1953) is an American actress. She is best known for playing Ruth Fisher on the television series Six Feet Under. Her work on the show won her acclaim and...  more

    #1696 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#24 of 32 Celebrities Who Have Always Been Old#23 of 57 Actors in the Most Woody Allen Movies

  • 4
    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 49 (1830-1880)

    BirthplacePennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Charles Albright (December 13, 1830 – September 28, 1880) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania....  more
  • 5

    Age75

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Stuart Pankin (born April 8, 1946) is an American actor and voice actor, who is best known for his roles as the voice of Earl Sinclair in Dinosaurs and Commander Edward Plank in the Zenon trilogy...  more
  • 6
    David Kemper Watson (June 18, 1849 – September 28, 1918) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio. Born near London, Ohio, Watson was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1871 and...  more
  • 7
    Politician

    Age60

    BirthplaceMcKeesport, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    William Franklin Shuster (born January 10, 1961) is an American politician and lobbyist who served as the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district from 2001 to 2019. He is a...  more
  • 8
    Politician, Lawyer

    Age84

    BirthplaceNanticoke, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Paul E. Kanjorski (born April 2, 1937) is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 11th congressional district from 1985 until 2011. He is a member of the Democratic...  more
  • 9
    Poet, Literary critic

    Age69

    BirthplaceYork, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Susan Stewart (born March 15, 1952) is an American poet, university professor and literary critic....  more
  • 10
    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 73 (1819-1893)

    BirthplaceHickory Hill, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Richard Lee Turberville Beale (May 22, 1819 – April 21, 1893) was a lawyer, three-term United States Congressman from the Commonwealth of Virginia, and a brigadier general in the Confederate States...  more
  • 11
    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 73 (1807-1880)

    BirthplaceGreencastle, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Robert McClelland (August 1, 1807 – August 30, 1880) was a US statesman, serving as U.S. Representative from Michigan, the ninth Governor of Michigan, and United States Secretary of the Interior....  more
  • 12
    Politician, Banker

    AgeDec. at 63 (1828-1891)

    BirthplacePort Deposit, Maryland, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    John Andrew Jackson Creswell (November 18, 1828 – December 23, 1891) was an American politician and abolitionist from Maryland, who served as United States Representative, United States Senator, and...  more
  • 13
    Journalist, Newsreader

    Age50

    BirthplaceMadras, India

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Sukanya Krishnan (Tamil: சுகன்யா கிருஷ்ணன்; born August 2, 1971) is an American news anchor. She is the morning news anchor on Good Day Wake Up, the early addition before Good Day New York on Fox 5...  more
  • 14
    Judge, Politician

    AgeDec. at 87 (1777-1864)

    BirthplaceMaryland, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Roger Brooke Taney ( TAW-nee; March 17, 1777 – October 12, 1864) was the fifth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, holding that office from 1836 until his death in 1864. He delivered the majority...  more
  • 15

    AgeDec. at 75 (1832-1907)

    BirthplaceVirginia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Moncure Daniel Conway (March 17, 1832 – November 15, 1907) was an American abolitionist minister. At various times Methodist, Unitarian, and a Freethought, the radical writer descended from patriotic...  more
  • 16
    Judge, Politician

    AgeDec. at 85 (1779-1865)

    BirthplaceCarlisle, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    William Wilkins (December 20, 1779 – June 23, 1865) was a United States Representative and United States Senator from Pennsylvania, a member of both houses of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, a...  more
  • 17
    Editor, Politician

    AgeDec. at 66 (1805-1871)

    BirthplaceCarlisle, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    John Bigler (January 8, 1805 – November 29, 1871) was an American lawyer, politician and diplomat. A Democrat, he served as the third governor of California from 1852 to 1856 and was the first...  more
  • 18

    Age45

    BirthplaceHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jennifer Kaye Ringley born August 10, 1976 is the owner of the popular website JenniCam....  more
  • 19
    Politician

    Age66

    BirthplaceEllwood City, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    James Gerlach (born February 25, 1955) is the former U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 6th congressional district, serving from 2003 to 2015. He is a member of the Republican Party. Gerlach...  more
  • 20

    AgeDec. at 64 (1823-1887)

    BirthplaceReading, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Spencer Fullerton Baird (; February 3, 1823 – August 19, 1887) was an American naturalist, ornithologist, ichthyologist, herpetologist, and museum curator. Baird was the first curator to be named at...  more
  • 21

    Age91

    BirthplaceHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    George William Gekas (born April 14, 1930) is an American politician from Pennsylvania who served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 17th congressional...  more
  • 22

    AgeDec. at 54 (1843-1897)

    BirthplaceVirginia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Lewis Linn McArthur (March 18, 1843 – May 10, 1897) was known as an American newspaper publisher, attorney, and state judge in Oregon. He was an Oregon Supreme Court associate justice, serving from...  more
  • 23
    Politician, Lawyer

    Age58

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Michael G. Fitzpatrick (born June 28, 1963) is an American lawyer and politician who served as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Pennsylvania's 8th...  more
  • 24
    Politician

    Age72

    BirthplaceChambersburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Stephen Russell Reed (born August 9, 1949) was the former and longest-serving mayor of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Dubbed "Mayor-for-Life," he was re-elected to seven four-year terms, serving from 1982...  more
  • 25
    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 68 (1779-1847)

    BirthplaceDover, Delaware, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Henry Moore Ridgely (August 6, 1779 – August 6, 1847) was an American lawyer and politician from Dover, in Kent County, Delaware. He was a member of the Federalist Party, and later the Democratic...  more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to Dickinson College and be of some renown.