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

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

This list contains graduates like Ron Paul and Eddie Plank.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Gettysburg College?” and “Which celebrities are Gettysburg College alumni?”
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Ron Paul is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Politician, Author, Physician
Ronald Ernest "Ron" Paul is an American physician, author, and former Republican congressman, two-time Republican presidential candidate, and the presidential nominee of the ...more
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Stephanie Sellars is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Stephanie Sellars Writer
Stephanie Sellars is an American columnist, screenwriter, actress, singer, director, and producer. She wrote the Lust Life column for the New York Press from February 2006 to October 2007.
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Ritch Shydner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter
Ritch is back performing stand-up after a 13 yr. break. He is a powerhouse of funny and one of the Pioneer’s of Comedy and can be seen starring in I Am Comic. Ritch Shydner, with thirty years ...more
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Bruce S. Gordon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Bruce Scott Gordon is a business executive who spent most of his career with Verizon and currently serves as a corporate director of CBS, Northrop Grumman, and Tyco International. He was ...more
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Carol Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Businessperson, Lawyer
Carol Bellamy has been Director of the Peace Corps, Executive Director of the United Nations Children's Fund, and President and CEO of World Learning. In April 2009, Bellamy was appointed as ...more
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J. Michael Bishop is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Virologist
John Michael Bishop is an American immunologist and microbiologist who shared the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Harold E. Varmus and was co-winner of 1984 Alfred P. Sloan ...more
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Carson Kressley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Fashion designer, Author, Actor
Carson Lee Kressley was the fashion expert on the American television program Queer Eye, where he was one of the show's "Fab Five". He was also the motivational host of the TV show How ...more
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George M. Leader is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Businessperson, Politician
George Michael Leader was a Pennsylvania politician. He served as the 36th Governor of Pennsylvania from January 18, 1955 until January 20, 1959. He was a member of the Democratic Party, and a ...more
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Jerry Spinelli is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Author, Writer
Jerry Spinelli is an American writer of children's novels that feature adolescence and early adulthood. He is best known for Maniac Magee and Wringer.
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Fred F. Fielding is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Lawyer
Fred Fisher Fielding is an American lawyer, and held the office of White House Counsel for US Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush.
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Owen Roizman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Cinematographer
Owen Roizman, A.S.C. is a cinematographer and a member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He is also a member of the American Society of ...more
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Jeffrey Piccola is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Politician
Jeffrey E. "Jeff" Piccola is a Republican politician from Pennsylvania. He is a former member of the Pennsylvania State Senate, where he represented the 15th District, and the ...more
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Charles A. Willoughby is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Charles Andrew Willoughby was a Major General in the U.S. Army, serving as General Douglas MacArthur's Chief of Intelligence during most of World War II and the Korean War.
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James Glenn Beall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
James Glenn Beall was an American businessman and politician. A member of the Republican Party, he served as a U.S. Representative and a U.S. Senator from Maryland.
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Keller E. Rockey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Keller E. Rockey
Lieutenant General Keller Emrick Rockey commanded the Fifth Marine Division in the battle of Iwo Jima in World War II and the Third Amphibious Corps during the occupation of North China ...more
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Arthur Byron Coble is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Mathematician
Arthur Byron Coble was an American mathematician. He did research on finite geometries and the group theory related to them, Cremona transformations associated with the Galois theory of ...more
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Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Architect
Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg II, FAIA was a leading architect, an American military and political leader who served one term as a US Congressman from Pennsylvania, and a member of the ...more
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Conrad Baker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Conrad Baker
Conrad Baker was a state representative, 15th Lieutenant Governor, and the 15th Governor of the U.S. state of Indiana from 1867 to 1873. Baker had served in the Union Army during the American ...more
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Kevin Schaeffer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Kevin Schaeffer, of Oley, Berks County, was charged with criminal homicide in the death of Emily Silverstein, of Roosevelt, N.J. his girlfirend, at Gettysburg College, April 9, 2009.
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Emily Silverstein is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Emily Silverstein was a Gettysburg College student that was stabbed and strangled to death early in the morning of April 9, 2009. Her boyfriend Kevin Schaeffer was charged with criminal homicide ...more
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David R. Brinkley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Politician
David R. Brinkley is a Republican State Senator in Maryland, United States.
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Eddie Plank is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Baseball player
Edward Stewart Plank, nicknamed "Gettysburg Eddie", was an American professional baseball player. A pitcher, Plank played in Major League Baseball for the Philadelphia Athletics from ...more
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Edgar Fahs Smith is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Edgar Fahs Smith Chemist
Edgar Fahs Smith was an American scientist who is best known today for his interests in the history of chemistry. He served as provost of the University of Pennsylvania from 1911 to 1920, was ...more
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Joseph H. Himes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Joseph H. Himes
Joseph Hendrix Himes was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.
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Luther P. Eisenhart is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Mathematician
Luther Pfahler Eisenhart was an American mathematician, best known today for his contributions to semi-Riemannian geometry.