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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
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
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 68 years, 23 days old ...more

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Hardy Cross is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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