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

Age: Died at 71 (1848-1919)

Birthplace: United States of America

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Phil Crane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
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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 Illinois in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. At the time of his defeat in the 2004 election, Crane was the longest-serving Republican member of the House. ...more

Age: 87

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

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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 Peter J. Leithart, which is hosted by the journal First Things. He previously served as Senior Fellow of Theology and Literature as well as Dean of Graduate Studies at New Saint Andrews College. He was selected by the Association of Reformed Institutions of Higher Education to be one of the organization's 2010-2012 Lecturers. He is the author of commentaries on the Book of Kings and the Book of Samuel, as well as a Survey of the Old Testament. Other works include books on topics such as Dante's Inferno, ...more

Age: 59

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Bob Clark is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
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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 Christmas Story. Although he worked primarily in the United States, from 1973 to 1983 he worked in Canada and was responsible for some of most successful films in Canadian history such as Black Christmas, Murder by Decree, Tribute, and Porky's. ...more

Age: Died at 68 (1939-2007)

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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