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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
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.

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Nancy Springer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Novelist, Author Nancy Connor Springer is an American author of fantasy, young adult literature, mystery, and science fiction. Her novel Larque on the Wing won the Tiptree Award. She also received the Edgar ...more

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Nathaniel N. Craley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Nathaniel N. Craley, Jr. Politician Nathaniel Neiman Craley, Jr. was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Nathaniel Craley was born in Red Lion, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Taft ...more

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Paul J. Barbadoro is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Judge, Lawyer Paul James Barbadoro is a United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Paul grew up in Acton, ...more

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Peter J. Barnes III is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Politician Peter J. Barnes III is an American Democratic Party politician, who currently serves in the New Jersey Senate, where he represents the 18th legislative district. He previously served in the ...more

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George Winter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
George Winter Baseball player George Lovington Winter, nicknamed "Sassafrass", was a professional baseball pitcher. He played eight seasons in Major League Baseball, from 1901 through 1908, for the Boston ...more

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David McConaughy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Lawyer David McConaughy was a noted attorney, cemetery president, and civic leader in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, as well as a part-time intelligence officer for the Union Army during the American Civil ...more

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William Swann is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Psychologist William B. Swann is a professor of social and personality psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. He is primarily known for his work on identity, self and self-esteem, but has also done ...more

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Brian Black is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Historian Brian Black is an American professor of history and environmental studies at Pennsylvania State University at Altoona and head of its department of Arts and Humanities. He received a Bachelor of ...more

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Harry O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Harry O'Neill Baseball player Harry Mink O'Neill was a professional baseball player. O'Neill's entire major-league career consisted of two innings of one game for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1939, as a catcher. O'Neill was ...more

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Puru Raajkumar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Actor Puru Raajkumar is an Indian film actor. He is the son of veteran actor Raaj Kumar. He was also arrested in a hit and run accident in which several sleeping pavement dwellers were killed, ...more

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David Wills is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
David Wills Lawyer David Wills was the principal figure in the establishment of the National Cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. As a result of his efforts, the Gettysburg Address was given by Abraham Lincoln. ...more

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Henry Eyster Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Henry Eyster Jacobs Henry Eyster Jacobs was an American educator and Lutheran theologian.

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Ron Jirsa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Ron Jirsa Coach Ron Jirsa is an American college basketball coach. He has previously been the head coach at the University of Georgia and Marshall University. Jirsa was born in Ledyard, Connecticut. He ...more

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Orin Levine is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Orin Levine Dr. Orin Levine is a recognized expert in the fields of international public health, child survival, and pneumonia. He currently acts as the Executive Director of the International Vaccine ...more

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Michael Chagares is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Michael Chagares Michael A. Chagares is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

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Ruth J. Person is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Ruth J. Person Teacher Dr. Ruth J. Person was the first woman and the seventh chancellor of the University of Michigan–Flint. In January 2014, she announced her intention to resign as chancellor and return to the ...more

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Joseph Seiss is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Joseph Seiss Joseph Augustus Seiss was an American theologian and Lutheran minister known for his religion writings on pyramidology and dispensationalism.

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John Yovicsin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
John Yovicsin John Michael Yovicsin was an American football player and coach. He played college football at Gettysburg College from 1937 to 1939 and then professionally with Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL in ...more

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Janet Morgan Riggs is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Janet Morgan Riggs Janet Morgan Riggs is the 14th President of Gettysburg College. Riggs, a member of the Gettysburg College class of 1977, has held several positions at the college, including professor of ...more

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Mary Carskadon is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Mary Carskadon Professor Mary A. Carskadon is an American sleep researcher. She is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is also the ...more

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Russell Aukerman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Russell Aukerman Albert Russell Aukerman was an early professional football player-coach for the Latrobe Athletic Association. Prior to that, he was a halfback at Gettysburg College. He entered the College in ...more

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John Cook is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
John Cook Attorney at law John Cook is the supervisor for the Braddock District of Fairfax County. He represents his district on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. He is a partner in the Fairfax based law firm of ...more

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Jon Anik is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Gettysburg College Alumni
Jon Anik Jon Anik is a former ESPN anchor and host of ESPN.com's MMA Live. He currently works for the Ultimate Fighting Championship as a commentator.