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

List ranges from Stephen Colbert to William Henry Harrison, plus much more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Hampden-Sydney College?” and “Which celebrities are Hampden-Sydney College alumni?”

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Stephen Colbert is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Stephen Colbert Television Show Host, Comedian, Television producer Stephen Tyrone Colbert is an American political satirist, writer, producer, singer, television host, actor, media critic, and comedian. From 2005 to 2014, he was the host of Comedy Central's The ...more

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William Henry Harrison is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
William Henry Harrison Politician, Soldier, Military Officer William Henry Harrison was the ninth President of the United States, an American military officer and politician, and the last President born as a British subject. He was also the first ...more

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Hardy Cross is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Hardy Cross Civil engineer, Structural engineer, Engineer Hardy Cross was an American structural engineer and the developer of the moment distribution method for structural analysis of statically indeterminate structures. The method was in general use ...more

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William Ballard Preston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
William Ballard Preston Politician, Lawyer William Ballard Preston was a United States political figure. He served as the U.S. Secretary of the Navy between 1849 and 1850. He is also the cousin of William Campbell Preston and William

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Skipp Sudduth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Skipp Sudduth Television director, Singer-songwriter, Actor Robert Lee Sudduth IV, generally known by his stage name Skipp Sudduth, is an American theater, film, and TV actor. Sudduth is perhaps best known for his role in the movie Ronin and his lead in ...more

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Paul S. Trible, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Paul S. Trible, Jr. Lawyer Paul Seward Trible, Jr. is an attorney and Republican politician from Virginia, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives for three terms and the U.S. Senate for one term. He is currently ...more

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Alexander Rives is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Alexander Rives Judge, Lawyer Alexander Rives was a Virginia lawyer, politician, and federal judge.

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Roger Atkinson Pryor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Roger Atkinson Pryor Judge, Journalist, Lawyer Roger Atkinson Pryor was a newspaper editor and politician in Virginia who became known for his fiery oratory in favor of secession; he was elected both to national and Confederate office, and ...more

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Francis Schaeffer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Francis Schaeffer Theologian, Writer, Philosopher Francis August Schaeffer was an American Evangelical Christian theologian, philosopher, and Presbyterian pastor. He is most famous for his writings and his establishment of the L'Abri community ...more

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George M. Bibb is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
George M. Bibb Politician, Lawyer George Mortimer Bibb was an American politician.

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Moses Waddel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Moses Waddel Writer Moses Waddel was an American educator and minister in antebellum Georgia and South Carolina. Famous as a teacher during his life, Moses Waddel was author of the bestselling book Memoirs of the ...more

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Charles S. Venable is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Charles S. Venable Mathematician Charles Scott Venable was a mathematician, astronomer, and military officer. In mathematics, he is noted for authoring a series of publications as a University of Virginia professor.

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John Peter Mettauer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
John Peter Mettauer Surgeon John Peter Mettauer was an American surgeon and gynecologist born in Prince Edward County, Virginia. He was the son of surgeon Francis Joseph Mettauer. Mettauer was a pupil at Hampden-Sydney ...more

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William Cabell Rives is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
William Cabell Rives Politician, Diplomat, Lawyer William Cabell Rives was an American lawyer, politician and diplomat from Albemarle County, Virginia. He represented Virginia as a Jackson Democrat in both the U.S. House and Senate and also ...more

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William H. Cabell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
William H. Cabell William H. Cabell was a Virginia politician and judge aligned with the Democratic-Republican party. He served as Member of the Assembly, as Governor of Virginia, and as judge on what later ...more

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Robert Strange is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Robert Strange Politician Robert Strange was a Democratic U.S. senator from the state of North Carolina between 1836 and 1840. Strange was born in Manchester, Virginia. He attended New Oxford Academy and Washington ...more

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Sterling Price is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Sterling Price Politician Sterling Price was a lawyer, planter, and politician from the U.S. state of Missouri, who served as the 11th Governor of the state from 1853 to 1857. He also served as a United States Army ...more

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William Branch Giles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
William Branch Giles Politician William Branch Giles was an American statesman, long-term Senator from Virginia, and the 24th Governor of Virginia. He served in the House of Representatives from 1790 to 1798 and again from ...more

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William B. Spong, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
William B. Spong, Jr. William Belser Spong, Jr. was a Democratic Party politician and a United States Senator who represented the state of Virginia from 1966 to 1973.

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Tom Miller is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Tom Miller American football player Thomas Marshall Miller was an American football end in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Washington Redskins, and the Green Bay Packers. Miller also played for the ...more

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Chris Peace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Chris Peace Lawyer Christopher Kilian Peace is an American politician of the Republican Party. Since 2006 he has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. He currently represents the 97th district in the ...more

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John Leighton Stuart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
John Leighton Stuart Missionary John Leighton Stuart was a missionary educator who became the first President of Yenching University and later United States ambassador to China. He was the last person to hold that position ...more

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Harvey Morgan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Harvey Morgan Pharmacist, Professor Harvey Bland Morgan is an American politician. From 1980–2012 he served in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 98th district on the Middle Peninsula. He is a member of the ...more

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Robert Dabney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Robert Dabney Chaplain, Writer Robert Lewis Dabney was an American Christian theologian, Southern Presbyterian pastor, Confederate States Army chaplain, and architect. He was also chief of staff and biographer to Stonewall ...more

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William Overton Callis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
William Overton Callis Politician, Soldier, Lawyer William O. Callis was the son of William Harry Callis and Mary Jane Cosby. He was a childhood friend of Presidents James Madison and James Monroe, was with Washington at Yorktown, and was known ...more

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James A. Harrell, III is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
James A. Harrell, III Politician James Andrew "Jim" Harrell, III served three terms as a Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's ninetieth House district, including ...more

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John Wayles Eppes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
John Wayles Eppes Politician John Wayles Eppes was an attorney, a United States Representative and a Senator from Virginia. One of the wealthy planter class, he married his first cousin Maria Jefferson, the youngest ...more

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Abraham Watkins Venable is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Abraham Watkins Venable Politician, Lawyer Abraham Watkins Venable was a nineteenth-century US politician and lawyer from North Carolina. He was the nephew of congressman and senator Abraham Bedford Venable.

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Randolph Chitwood is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Randolph Chitwood Surgeon Walter Randolph "Ranny" Chitwood, Jr. is known for his work as a cardiothoracic surgeon at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University located in Greenville, North ...more

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Bob Humphreys is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Bob Humphreys Baseball player Robert William Humphreys is a former professional baseball player. Humphreys was a pitcher over parts of nine seasons with the Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Washington ...more

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Lynwood Lewis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Lynwood Lewis Lawyer Lynwood W. Lewis, Jr. is an American politician. A Democrat, he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in November 2003, representing the 100th district, which consists of the Eastern ...more

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Thomas S. Bocock is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Thomas S. Bocock Lawyer Thomas Stanley Bocock was a nineteenth-century politician and lawyer from Virginia. After serving as an antebellum United States Congressman, he was the Speaker of the Confederate States House ...more

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Robert Hurt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Robert Hurt Politician, Lawyer Robert Hurt is the U.S. Representative for Virginia's 5th congressional district, serving since January 2011. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district stretches from Charlottesville ...more

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Eugene W. Hickok is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Eugene W. Hickok Dr. Eugene W. Hickok is a leading advocate for public education reform and an expert in constitutional law.

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Joseph Dupuy Eggleston is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Joseph Dupuy Eggleston Joseph DuPuy Eggleston was an American educator, the seventh president of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and the 27th president of Hampden-Sydney College. Eggleston also ...more

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William Lawrence Scott is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
William Lawrence Scott William Lawrence Scott was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. His body is buried at Erie Cemetery.

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Andrew S. Fulton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Andrew S. Fulton Judge, Lawyer Andrew Steele Fulton was a nineteenth-century congressman, lawyer and judge from Virginia. He was the brother of John H. Fulton. Born in Waynesboro, Virginia, Fulton attended common schools as a ...more

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Thomas Watkins Ligon is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Thomas Watkins Ligon Thomas Watkins Ligon, a Democrat, was the 30th Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1854 to 1858. He also a member of the United States House of Representatives, serving Maryland's ...more

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Neal Hunt is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Neal Hunt Neal K. Hunt serves as a Republican member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing constituents in Wake County in the fifteenth district of the North Carolina Senate. He was first ...more

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Paul Reiber is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Paul Reiber Lawyer Paul L. Reiber is the Chief Justice on the Vermont Supreme Court. Reiber graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in 1970 and from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts in 1974. ...more

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William Howard Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
William Howard Armstrong Educator, Author, Writer William H. Armstrong was an American children's author and educator, best known for his 1969 novel Sounder, which won the Newbery Medal.

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William Carrington Thompson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
William Carrington Thompson William Carrington Thompson, known as W. Carrington Thompson, was an American jurist and politician. Thompson was born in Chatham, Virginia. He attended Hampden-Sydney College where he graduated ...more

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John S. Preston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
John S. Preston John Smith Preston was a wealthy planter, soldier, and attorney who became prominent in South Carolina politics in the 19th century. An ardent secessionist, he was the state's delegate ...more

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Scott Cooper is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Scott Cooper Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Scott Cooper is an American actor, writer, director, and producer. He is known for writing, directing and producing the 2009 film Crazy Heart starring Jeff Bridges. The film, released by Fox ...more

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Russell Turner is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Russell Turner Basketball Coach Russell Turner is an American college basketball coach and the current head coach of the UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team, a position he has held since 2010. As the head coach at UC ...more

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Curry Carter is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Curry Carter Curry Carter was a Virginia Democratic politician from Staunton, Virginia.

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