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

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

List contains graduates like Clarence Black, Bob Clark.

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

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LaMarcus Adna Thompson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Inventor LaMarcus Adna Thompson was an American inventor and businessman most famous for developing a variety of gravity rides.

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Phil Crane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Politician Philip Miller "Phil" Crane was an American politician. He was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1969 to 2005, representing the 8th District of ...more

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Peter Leithart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Author Peter J. Leithart is an American author, minister, theologian and president of Theopolis Institute for Biblical, Liturgical, & Cultural Studies in Birmingham, Alabama. Leithart blogs at ...more

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Bob Clark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Benjamin "Bob" Clark was an American actor, director, screenwriter and producer best known for directing and writing the script with Jean Shepherd to the 1983 Christmas film A ...more

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Chris Chocola is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Businessperson Joseph Christopher "Chris" Chocola is an American businessman and former politician. He served as president of the Club for Growth, a fiscally conservative 5014 organization, from 2009 ...more

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Clarence Black is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Journalist

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Erik Prince is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Erik Prince Businessperson, Entrepreneur Erik Dean Prince is an American businessman, philanthropist, and former U.S. Navy SEAL officer. Prince was best known for founding the government services and security company Blackwater USA. He ...more

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Howard Mudd is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Coach, American football player Howard Edward Mudd is a former offensive line coach of the National Football League and a former offensive lineman in the NFL. From 1998–2009, he was the offensive line coach for the ...more

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Michael Sessions is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Politician Michael Sessions is the former mayor of Hillsdale, Michigan, a city of about 8200 people. He was elected November 8, 2005. He was sworn into office on November 21. Elected at the age of 18, he ...more

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Will Carleton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Will Carleton Writer William McKendree Carleton was an American poet. Carleton's poems were most often about his rural life.

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Chester Marcol is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Chester Marcol American football player Czesław Boleslaw "Chester" Marcol was the placekicker for the Green Bay Packers from 1972 to 1980. He was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 1987.

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Bud Acton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Bud Acton Charles R. "Bud" Acton is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He was a 6'6" 210 lbs forward and played collegiately for Hillsdale College. ...more

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Walter R. Nickel is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Walter R. Nickel Walter Russell "Nick" Nickel, M.D. was an American dermatologist who was one of the founders of the field of dermatopathology. He was a co-founder and president of four different ...more

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Peter Leeson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Peter Leeson Professor Peter T. Leeson is Professor of Economics and BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at George Mason University. He is best known for his work on Caribbean pirates, which uses rational ...more

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Brent Weeks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Brent Weeks is an American fantasy writer. He made The New York Times Best Seller list with The Blinding Knife in its first month, September 2012.

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David L. Cornwell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
David L. Cornwell David Lance Cornwell was a U.S. Representative from Indiana.

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Aric Nesbitt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Aric Nesbitt Aric Nesbitt represents the 66th District in the Michigan House of Representatives. He was elected in November 2010 and serves on the Tax Policy Committee, Insurance Committee, Commerce ...more

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Robert William Davis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Robert William Davis Robert William "Bob" Davis was an American politician from the state of Michigan. He represented the state's 11th congressional district, which at that time included the Upper ...more

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Tom Heckert, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Tom Heckert, Jr. Thomas Heckert, Jr. is an American football executive serving as Director of Pro Personnel for the Denver Broncos. He formerly served as the general manager for the Cleveland Browns of the ...more

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Hans Zeiger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Hans Zeiger Hans Andreas Zeiger is the Representative for the 25th Legislative District of Washington, columnist, politician and author. He is a Republican.

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Kenneth Bridges is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Kenneth Bridges

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Ulysses Grant Baker Pierce is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Ulysses Grant Baker Pierce Ulysses Grant Baker Pierce was a Unitarian minister who served as Chaplain of the Senate.

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Laura Brandau is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Laura Brandau

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Jared Veldheer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
American football player Jared Veldheer is an American football offensive tackle for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. ...more

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Richard Iott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Richard Iott Television producer, Film Producer Richard Bradley "Rich" Iott is a President at Braeburn Entertainment, Ltd and was the 2010 Republican nominee for United States Representative for Ohio's 9th District. A lifelong ...more

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Andre Holmes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Andre Holmes American football player Andre Holmes is an American football wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. Holmes has also played for the Dallas Cowboys and the New England Patriots and was ...more