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

A factual list, featuring graduates like Ginnifer Goodwin and Woody Harrelson.

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

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Ginnifer Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Hanover College Alumni
Actor Jennifer Michelle Goodwin, known professionally as Ginnifer Goodwin, is an American television and film actress. She is best known for her role as Margene Heffman on Big Love, and for her roles ...more

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Woody Harrelson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hanover College Alumni
Businessperson, Actor Woodrow Tracy "Woody" Harrelson is an American actor, activist, and playwright. He is a double Academy Award nominee, seven time Emmy Award nominee and one time winner. His breakout ...more

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Harvey W. Wiley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hanover College Alumni
Chemist Harvey Washington Wiley was a noted American chemist best known for his leadership in the passage of the landmark Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 and his subsequent work at the Good Housekeeping ...more

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Carol Shields is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hanover College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Carol Ann Shields, CC OM FRSC was an American-born Canadian author. She is best known for her 1993 novel The Stone Diaries, which won the U.S. Pulitzer Prize for Fiction as well as the Governor ...more

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James A. Spencer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Hanover College Alumni
Businessperson James A. Spencer is a vice president of Delphi Corporation and president, Delphi Packard Electrical/Electronic Architecture. He is responsible for regional coordination in South America and ...more

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Fredric Brown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Hanover College Alumni
Novelist, Writer Fredric Brown was an American science fiction and mystery writer. He was born in Cincinnati. He is perhaps best known for his use of humor and for his mastery of the "short short" ...more

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John Merle Coulter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Hanover College Alumni
Science writer, Botanist John Merle Coulter, Ph. D. was an American botanist and educator. In his career in education administration, Coulter is notable for serving as the president of Indiana University and Lake Forest ...more

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Mike Pence is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Hanover College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Michael Richard Pence (born June 7, 1959) is an American politician and lawyer serving as the 48th and current Vice President of the United States, since January 20, 2017. He previously was the ...more

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Albert G. Porter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Hanover College Alumni
Albert Gallatin Porter was an American politician who served as the 19th Governor of Indiana from 1881 to 1885 and as a United States Congressman from 1859 to 1863. Originally a Democrat, he ...more

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Walter L. Fisher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Hanover College Alumni
Walter L. Fisher Politician Walter Lowrie Fisher was United States Secretary of the Interior under President William Howard Taft from 1911 to 1913. Fisher was born July 4, 1862 in Wheeling, Virginia to Daniel Webster ...more

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William Hayden English is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Hanover College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer William Hayden English was an American congressman from Indiana and the Democratic nominee for vice president in 1880. English entered politics at a young age, becoming a part of Jesse D. ...more

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Reginald H. Thomson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Hanover College Alumni
Reginald H. Thomson Civil engineer, Engineer Reginald Heber Thomson was a self-taught American civil engineer. He worked in Washington state, mainly in Seattle, where he became city engineer in 1892 and held the position for two decades. ...more

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Walter LaFeber is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Hanover College Alumni
Historian Walter LaFeber is Marie Underhill Noll Professor Emeritus of History and a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow in the Department of History at Cornell University. He is one of the United ...more

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Arthur B. Rouse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Hanover College Alumni
Lawyer Arthur Blythe Rouse was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

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Thomas A. Hendricks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Hanover College Alumni
Politician Thomas Andrews Hendricks was an American politician and lawyer from Indiana who served as the 16th Governor of Indiana and the 21st Vice President of the United States. Born in Muskingum County, ...more

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James Graham Brown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Hanover College Alumni
James Graham Brown Businessperson James Graham Brown was an American businessman and real estate developer best known as the builder of the Brown Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky and for his philanthropy. Born in Madison, Indiana, ...more

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Brett Dietz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Hanover College Alumni
Brett Dietz American football player Brett Dietz is a former American football quarterback. He was signed by the Turku Trojans as a street free agent in 2004. He played college football at Hanover. Dietz has also played for the ...more

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William Bell Riley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Hanover College Alumni
William Bell Riley William Bell Riley was known as "The Grand Old Man of Fundamentalism." After being educated at normal school in Valparaiso, Indiana, Riley received his teacher's certificate. After ...more

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William Ross Wallace is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Hanover College Alumni
William Ross Wallace William Ross Wallace was an American poet, with Scottish roots, best known for writing "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle Is The Hand That Rules The World".

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Bertha Lewis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Hanover College Alumni
Bertha Lewis Bertha Lewis is the founder and President of The Black Institute, an 'action tank' whose mission is 'to shape intellectual discourse and dialogue and impact public policy uniquely from a Black ...more

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Greenleaf Fisk is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Hanover College Alumni
Greenleaf Fisk Greenleaf Fisk was a pioneer, known as the Father of Brownwood, Texas. When a land and water dispute necessitated a new site for Brown County's seat of Brownwood, Fisk donated the land for the ...more