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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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Rosie O'Donnell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Dickinson College Alumni
Editor, Talk show host, Comedian
Roseann "Rosie" O'Donnell is an American comedian, actress, author, and television personality. She has also been a magazine editor and continues to be a celebrity blogger, LGBT rights ...more
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James Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Dickinson College Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer
James Buchanan, Jr. was the 15th President of the United States. He represented Pennsylvania in the United States House of Representatives and later the Senate, then served as Minister to Russia ...more
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Frances Conroy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Dickinson College Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
Frances Hardman Conroy 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 several awards, ...more
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Charles Albright is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Dickinson College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Charles Albright was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.
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Stuart Pankin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Dickinson College Alumni
Actor
Stuart Pankin is an American film and television actor.
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David K. Watson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Dickinson College Alumni
David Kemper Watson was a U.S. Representative from Ohio. Born near London, Ohio, Watson was graduated from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in 1871 and from the law department of ...more
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Bill Shuster is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Dickinson College Alumni
Politician
William "Bill" Shuster is the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Republican Party. He is a son of former ...more
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Paul E. Kanjorski is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Dickinson College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Paul E. Kanjorski 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 Party. The ...more
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Susan Stewart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Dickinson College Alumni
Poet, Literary critic, Literary Scholar
Susan Stewart is an American poet, university professor and literary critic.
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Richard L. T. Beale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Dickinson College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Richard Lee Turberville Beale was a lawyer, three-term United States Congressman from the Commonwealth of Virginia, and a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American ...more
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Robert McClelland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Dickinson College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer, Teacher
Robert McClelland was a US statesman, serving as U.S. Representative from Michigan, the ninth Governor of Michigan, and United States Secretary of the Interior.
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John Creswell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Dickinson College Alumni
Politician, Banker, Lawyer
John Angel James Creswell was an American politician from Maryland, who served as United States Representative, United States Senator, and as Postmaster General of the United States appointed by ...more
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Sukanya Krishnan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Dickinson College Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, TV Journalist
Sukanya Krishnan is an Indian-born American news anchor for the PIX Morning News on WPIX in New York City from 5-9 a.m., paired with Kori Chambers. She originally joined the WPIX in August 2001, ...more
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Roger Brooke Taney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Dickinson College Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer
Roger Brooke Taney was born March 17, 1777 on the Taney Plantation along the Patuxent River, in Maryland's Calvert County. The Taney family had come to the colony as indentured servants in the ...more
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Moncure Daniel Conway is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Dickinson College Alumni
Philosopher
Moncure Daniel Conway was born the second son of and old and distinguished Virginia family on March 17, 1832 in Stafford County, Virginia. He was related to the Washingtons, the Madisons, and ...more
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William Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Dickinson College Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer
William Wilkins was an American lawyer, jurist, and politician from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. During his career, he served in both houses of the Pennsylvania State Legislature, and in all three ...more
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John Bigler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Dickinson College Alumni
Editor, Politician, Editing
John Bigler 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 California governor to complete an ...more
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Jennifer Kaye Ringley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Dickinson College Alumni
Lifecaster
Jennifer Kaye Ringley born August 10, 1976 is the owner of the popular website JenniCam.
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Jim Gerlach is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Dickinson College Alumni
Politician
James "Jim" Gerlach 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 was not ...more
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Spencer Fullerton Baird is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Dickinson College Alumni
Curator
Spencer Fullerton Baird was an American naturalist, ornithologist, ichthyologist, herpetologist, and museum curator. Baird was the first curator to be named at the Smithsonian Institution. He ...more
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George Gekas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Dickinson College Alumni
George Gekas Lawyer
George William Gekas is a Republican politician from Pennsylvania. He represented the state's 17th Congressional district from 1983 to 2003, when he was unseated in a major upset.
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Lewis Linn McArthur is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Dickinson College Alumni
Judge
Lewis Linn McArthur was an American newspaper publisher and judge in the state of Oregon. He was an Oregon Supreme Court associate justice and the father of Lewis A. McArthur, the first editor ...more
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Mike Fitzpatrick is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Dickinson College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Michael G. "Mike" Fitzpatrick is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who serves as the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 8th congressional district. He was ...more
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Stephen R. Reed is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Dickinson College Alumni
Politician
Stephen Russell Reed is the former and longest-serving mayor of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He moved to Harrisburg with his parents as a boy.
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Henry M. Ridgely is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Dickinson College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Henry Moore Ridgely was an American lawyer and politician from Dover, in Kent County, Delaware. He was a member of the Federalist Party, and later the Democratic Party, who served as U.S. ...more