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Famous Gettysburg College Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 13.3k views48 items

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1

    Ron Paul

    Politician, Author


    BirthplaceGreen Tree, Pennsylvania, United States of America


    Ronald Ernest Paul (born August 20, 1935) is an American author, physician, and retired...  more

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    #236 of 269 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities In The World#118 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021

  • 2

    Stephanie Sellars



    Stephanie Sellars is an American columnist, screenwriter, actress, singer, director, and...  more
  • 3

    Ritch Shydner

    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplacePennsville, New Jersey, United States of America


    Ritchie A. "Ritch" Shydner (born December 3, 1952) is an American stand-up comedian, comic...  more
  • 4
    Bruce Scott Gordon (born February 15, 1946) is a business executive who spent most of his...  more
  • 5

    Carol Bellamy

    Businessperson, Lawyer


    BirthplacePlainfield, New Jersey, United States of America


    Carol Bellamy (born January 14, 1942) is the Chair of the Board of the Global Community...  more
  • 6


    BirthplaceYork, Pennsylvania


    John Michael Bishop (born February 22, 1936) is an American immunologist and microbiologist...  more
  • 7

    Carson Kressley

    Fashion designer, Author


    BirthplacePennsylvania, United States of America


    Carson Lee Kressley (born November 11, 1969) is an American television personality, actor and...  more
  • 8

    George M. Leader

    Businessperson, Politician

    AgeDec. at 95 (1918-2013)

    BirthplaceYork, Pennsylvania, United States of America


    George Michael Leader (January 17, 1918 – May 9, 2013) was an American politician. He served...  more
  • 9

    Jerry Spinelli

    Author, Writer


    BirthplaceNorristown, Pennsylvania


    Jerry Spinelli (born February 1, 1941) is an American writer of children's novels that feature...  more
  • 10


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America


    Fred Fisher Fielding (born March 21, 1939) is an American lawyer. He held the office of White...  more
  • 11

    Owen Roizman



    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America


    Owen Roizman, ASC (born September 22, 1936) is an American cinematographer. He has received...  more
  • 12

    Jeffrey Piccola



    BirthplaceHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America


    Jeffrey E. Piccola (born May 16, 1948) is an American politician from Pennsylvania who served...  more
  • 13
    Charles Andrew Willoughby (March 8, 1892 – October 25, 1972) was a major general in the U.S....  more
  • 14
    James Glenn Beall (June 5, 1894 – January 14, 1971) was an American businessman and...  more
  • 15

    Keller E. Rockey

    Keller Emrick Rockey (September 22, 1888 – June 6, 1970) was a highly decorated Lieutenant...  more
  • 16

    Arthur Byron Coble


    AgeDec. at 88 (1878-1966)

    BirthplaceWilliamstown, Pennsylvania


    Arthur Byron Coble (November 3, 1878 – December 8, 1966) was an American mathematician. He did...  more
  • 17

    AgeDec. at 93 (1887-1980)

    BirthplaceReading, Pennsylvania, United States of America


    Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg II, FAIA was a leading architect, an American military and...  more
  • 18

    Conrad Baker

    Conrad Baker (February 12, 1817 – April 28, 1885) was a state representative, 15th Lieutenant...  more
  • 19
    Kevin Schaeffer, of Oley, Berks County, was charged with criminal homicide in the death of...  more
  • 20
    Emily Silverstein was a Gettysburg College student that was stabbed and strangled to death...  more
  • 21


    BirthplaceFrederick, Maryland, United States of America


    David R. Brinkley (born September 24, 1959) is the Secretary of Budget and Management for the...  more
  • 22

    Eddie Plank

    Baseball player

    AgeDec. at 51 (1875-1926)

    BirthplaceGettysburg, Pennsylvania


    Edward Stewart Plank (August 31, 1875 – February 24, 1926), nicknamed "Gettysburg Eddie", was...  more

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    #317 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#116 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

  • 23

    Edgar Fahs Smith


    AgeDec. at 74 (1854-1928)

    BirthplaceYork, Pennsylvania


    Edgar Fahs Smith (May 23, 1854 – May 3, 1928) was an American scientist who is best known...  more
  • 24

    Joseph H. Himes

    Joseph Hendrix Himes (August 15, 1885 – September 9, 1960) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio....  more
  • 25

    Luther P. Eisenhart


    AgeDec. at 89 (1876-1965)

    BirthplaceYork, Pennsylvania


    Luther Pfahler Eisenhart (13 January 1876 – 28 October 1965) was an American mathematician,...  more