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Famous Hanover College Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Hanover College and be of some renown.

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?”
  • 1
    Ginnifer Goodwin


    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, USA

    Jennifer Michelle "Ginnifer" Goodwin (born May 22, 1978) is an American actress. She is known... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Woody Harrelson

    Woody Harrelson

    Businessperson, Actor


    BirthplaceMidland, Texas, United States of America

    Woodrow Tracy Harrelson (born July 23, 1961) is an American actor and playwright. His breakout... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Harvey W. Wiley

    AgeDec. at 86 (1844-1930)


    Harvey Washington Wiley (October 18, 1844 – June 16, 1930) was a noted American chemist best... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Carol Shields

    Carol Shields

    Novelist, Author

    AgeDec. at 68 (1935-2003)

    BirthplaceOak Park, Illinois

    Carol Ann Shields, (June 2, 1935 – July 16, 2003) was an American-born Canadian novelist and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    James A. Spencer

    James A. Spencer



    James A. Spencer is a vice president of Delphi Corporation and president, Delphi Packard...
  • 6
    Fredric Brown

    Fredric Brown

    Novelist, Writer

    AgeDec. at 66 (1906-1972)

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    Fredric Brown (October 29, 1906 – March 11, 1972) was an American science fiction and mystery... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    John Merle Coulter

    John Merle Coulter

    Science writer, Botanist

    AgeDec. at 77 (1851-1928)

    BirthplaceNingbo, China

    John Merle Coulter, Ph. D. (November 20, 1851 – December 23, 1928) was an American botanist... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Mike Pence

    Mike Pence

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceColumbus, Indiana, USA

    Michael Richard Pence (born June 7, 1959) is an American politician and lawyer serving as the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Albert G. Porter
    Albert Gallatin Porter (April 20, 1824 – May 3, 1897) was an American politician who served as... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Walter L. Fisher

    Walter L. Fisher


    AgeDec. at 73 (1862-1935)

    BirthplaceWheeling, West Virginia, United States of America

    Walter Lowrie Fisher (July 4, 1862 – November 9, 1935) was United States Secretary of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    William Hayden English

    William Hayden English

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 74 (1822-1896)

    BirthplaceLexington Township, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Indiana

    William Hayden English (August 27, 1822 – February 7, 1896) was an American politician. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 12

    Reginald H. Thomson

    Civil engineer, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 93 (1856-1949)

    BirthplaceHanover, Hanover Township, Indiana

    Reginald Heber Thomson (usually R.H. Thomson; 1856 – January 7, 1949) was a self-taught... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Walter LaFeber


    BirthplaceWalkerton, Lincoln Township, Indiana

    Walter Fredrick LaFeber (born August 30, 1933) is the Andrew H. and James S. Tisch... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Arthur B. Rouse

    AgeDec. at 82 (1874-1956)

    BirthplaceBurlington, Kentucky, United States of America

    Arthur Blythe Rouse (June 20, 1874 – January 25, 1956) was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.
  • 15
    Thomas A. Hendricks

    AgeDec. at 66 (1819-1885)

    BirthplaceOhio, United States of America, Newton Township, Muskingum County, United States

    Thomas Andrews Hendricks (September 7, 1819 – November 25, 1885) was an American politician... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16

    James Graham Brown


    AgeDec. at 88 (1881-1969)

    BirthplaceMadison, Indiana

    James Graham Brown (August 18, 1881 — March 20, 1969) was an American businessman and real... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    Brett Dietz

    American football player


    BirthplaceVilla Hills, Kentucky

    Brett Dietz (born October 8, 1981) is a former American football quarterback. He was signed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 18

    William Bell Riley

    William Bell Riley (March 22, 1861 in Greene County, Indiana, USA – December 5, 1947 in Golden... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    William Ross Wallace

    William Ross Wallace (1819 – May 5, 1881) was an American poet, with Scottish roots, best... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Bertha Lewis

    Bertha Lewis (born 1951) is the founder and president of the Black Institute, an 'action tank'... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Greenleaf Fisk

    Greenleaf Fisk (1807–1888) was a pioneer, known as “the Father of Brownwood, Texas”. When a... more on Wikipedia