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

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

Age: 54

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Stephen Tyrone Colbert ( kohl-BAIR; born May 13, 1964) is an American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and television host. He is best known for hosting the satirical ...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

Age: Dec. at 68 (1773-1841)

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was an American military officer and politician who served as the ninth president of the United States in 1841. He died of typhoid, ...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

Age: Dec. at 74 (1885-1959)

Birthplace: Nansemond County, Suffolk, Virginia

Hardy Cross (1885 – 1959) was an American structural engineer and the developer of the moment distribution method for structural analysis of statically indeterminate structures. The method was ...more
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William Ballard Preston ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 57 (1805-1862)

Birthplace: Blacksburg, Virginia, United States of America

William Ballard Preston (November 25, 1805 – November 16, 1862) was an American politician who served as a Confederate States Senator from Virginia from February 18, 1862, until his death in ...more
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Skipp Sudduth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Television director, Singer-songwriter, Actor

Age: 62

Birthplace: Wareham, USA, Massachusetts

Robert Lee "Skipp" Sudduth IV (born August 23, 1956) is an American theater, film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his role in the 1998 film Ronin and his lead in the ...more
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Paul S. Trible, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 72

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Paul Seward Trible Jr. (born December 29, 1946) is an American attorney and Republican politician from Virginia, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives for three terms and the U.S. ...more
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Alexander Rives is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Judge, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 79 (1806-1885)

Birthplace: Virginia

Alexander Rives (June 17, 1806 – September 17, 1885) was a Virginia attorney, politician and plantation owner. He served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia and as a United States ...more
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Roger Atkinson Pryor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Judge, Journalist, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 91 (1828-1919)

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Roger Atkinson Pryor (July 19, 1828 – March 14, 1919) was a Virginian newspaper editor and politician who became known for his fiery oratory in favor of secession; he was elected both to ...more
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Francis Schaeffer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Theologian, Writer, Philosopher

Age: Dec. at 72 (1912-1984)

Birthplace: Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Francis August Schaeffer (January 30, 1912 – May 15, 1984) was an American Evangelical Christian theologian, philosopher, and Presbyterian pastor. He is best known for establishing the L'Abri ...more
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George M. Bibb is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 83 (1776-1859)

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

George Mortimer Bibb (October 30, 1776 – April 14, 1859) was an American politician and the seventeenth United States Secretary of the Treasury.
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Moses Waddel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Moses Waddel Writer

Age: Dec. at 70 (1770-1840)

Birthplace: North Carolina

Moses Waddel (June 20, 1770 – July 21, 1840) was an American educator, minister, and slave owner in antebellum Georgia and South Carolina. Famous as a teacher during his life, Moses Waddel was ...more
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Charles S. Venable is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Mathematician

Age: Dec. at 73 (1827-1900)

Birthplace: Virginia

Charles Scott Venable (March 19, 1827 – August 11, 1900) was a mathematician, astronomer, and military officer. In mathematics, he is noted for authoring a series of publications as a University ...more
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John Peter Mettauer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Surgeon

Age: Dec. at 88 (1787-1875)

John Peter Mettauer (1787–1875) 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 ...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

Age: Dec. at 75 (1793-1868)

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

William Cabell Rives (May 4, 1793 – April 25, 1868) was an American lawyer, politician and diplomat from Albemarle County, Virginia. He represented Virginia as a Jackson Democrat in both the ...more
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William H. Cabell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni

Age: Dec. at 81 (1772-1853)

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

William Henry Cabell (December 16, 1772 – January 12, 1853) was a Virginia lawyer, politician and judge aligned with the Democratic-Republican party. He served as Member of the Assembly, as ...more
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Robert Strange is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 58 (1796-1854)

Birthplace: Manchester, Richmond, Virginia, USA

Robert Strange (September 20, 1796 – February 19, 1854) was a Democratic U.S. senator from the state of North Carolina between 1836 and 1840. Strange was born in Manchester, Virginia. He ...more
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Sterling Price is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 58 (1809-1867)

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Major-General Sterling Price (September 14, 1809 – September 29, 1867) was a senior officer of the Confederate States Army who fought in both the Western and Trans-Mississippi theaters of the ...more
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William Branch Giles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 68 (1762-1830)

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

William Branch Giles (August 12, 1762 – December 4, 1830; the g is pronounced like a j) was an American statesman, long-term Senator from Virginia, and the 24th Governor of Virginia. He served ...more
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William B. Spong, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni

Age: Dec. at 77 (1920-1997)

Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States of America

William Belser Spong Jr. (September 29, 1920 – October 8, 1997) 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

Age: Dec. at 87 (1918-2005)

Birthplace: Milton, Pennsylvania

Thomas Marshall Miller (May 22, 1918 – December 2, 2005) was an American football end in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles, the Washington Redskins, and the Green Bay ...more
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Chris Peace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 42

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia

Christopher Kilian Peace (born November 16, 1976, in Richmond, Virginia) is an American politician of the Republican Party. Since 2006 he has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. He ...more
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John Leighton Stuart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Missionary

Age: Dec. at 86 (1876-1962)

Birthplace: Hangzhou, China

John Leighton Stuart (Chinese: 司徒雷登; pinyin: Sītú Léidēng; June 24, 1876 – September 19, 1962) was a missionary educator, the first President of Yenching University and later ...more
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Harvey Morgan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Pharmacist, Professor

Age: 88

Birthplace: Gloucester Courthouse, Virginia

Harvey Bland Morgan (born August 18, 1930) 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 ...more
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Robert Dabney is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Hampden-Sydney College Alumni
Robert Dabney Chaplain, Writer

Age: Dec. at 78 (1820-1898)

Birthplace: Virginia

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

Age: Dec. at 58 (1756-1814)

Birthplace: Urbanna, Virginia

William O. Callis (March 4, 1756 – March 14, 1814) 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 ...more