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Famous Hillsdale College Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 16.1k views26 items

List RulesPeople 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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    AgeDec. at 71 (1848-1919)

    GenderMale

    LaMarcus Adna Thompson (March 8, 1848 – May 8, 1919) was an American inventor and businessman...  more
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    Phil Crane

    Politician

    Age89

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Philip Miller Crane (November 3, 1930 – November 8, 2014) was an American politician. He was a...  more

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    #167 of 212 200+ Celebrities Who Went to Rehab#8 of 10 Politicians Who Went To Rehab

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    Age61

    GenderMale

    Peter James Leithart (born 1959) is an American author, minister, and theologian, who serves...  more
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    Bob Clark

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 68 (1939-2007)

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Benjamin "Bob" Clark (August 5, 1939 – April 4, 2007) was an American actor, director,...  more

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    #58 of 120 The Best Comedy Directors in Film History#9 of 18 18 Directors With Radically Different Movies In Their Filmography

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    Chris Chocola

    Businessperson

    Age58

    BirthplaceJackson, Michigan, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Joseph Christopher Chocola (born February 24, 1962) is an American businessman and former...  more
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    Clarence Black

    Journalist

    Age43

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    GenderMale

    Survivor is an American reality television show, based on the Swedish program, Expedition...  more
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    Erik Prince

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

    Age51

    BirthplaceHolland, Michigan

    GenderMale

    Erik Dean Prince (born June 6, 1969) is an American businessman, former U.S. Navy SEAL officer...  more
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    Howard Mudd

    Coach, American football player

    Age78

    BirthplaceMidland, Michigan

    GenderMale

    Howard Edward Mudd (born February 10, 1942) is a former offensive lineman and offensive line...  more
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    Age33

    GenderMale

    Michael Sessions (born September 22, 1987) is the former mayor of Hillsdale, Michigan, a city...  more
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    Will Carleton

    Writer

    AgeDec. at 67 (1845-1912)

    BirthplaceHudson, Michigan

    GenderMale

    William McKendree Carleton (October 21, 1845 – December 18, 1912) was an American poet from...  more
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    Chester Marcol

    American football player

    Age70

    BirthplaceOpole, Poland

    GenderMale

    Czesław Bolesław "Chester" Marcol (born October 24, 1949 in Opole, Poland) is a former...  more
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    Bud Acton

    Charles R. "Bud" Acton (born January 11, 1942 in Troy, Michigan) is a retired American...  more
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    Walter R. Nickel

    Walter Russell "Nick" Nickel, M.D. (August 21, 1907 – April 16, 1989) was an American...  more
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    Peter Leeson

    Professor

    Age41

    GenderMale

    Peter T. Leeson (born July 29, 1979) is the Duncan Black Professor of Economics and Law at...  more
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    Brent Weeks (born March 7, 1977) is an American fantasy writer. He made The New York Times...  more
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    David L. Cornwell

    David Lance Cornwell (June 14, 1945 – November 2, 2012) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana....  more
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    Aric Nesbitt

    Aric Nesbitt represents the 66th District in the Michigan House of Representatives. He was...  more
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    Robert William Davis

    Robert William Davis (July 31, 1932 – October 16, 2009) was an American politician from the...  more
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    Tom Heckert, Jr.

    Thomas Heckert Jr. (July 17, 1967 – August 5, 2018) was an American football executive who...  more
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    Hans Zeiger

    Hans Andreas Zeiger (born February 20, 1985) is a member of the Washington State Senate from...  more
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    Kenneth Bridges

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    Ulysses Grant Baker Pierce

    Ulysses Grant Baker Pierce (1865–1943) was a Unitarian minister who served as Chaplain of the...  more
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    Laura Brandau

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    Jared Veldheer

    American football player

    Age33

    BirthplaceGrand Rapids, Michigan

    GenderMale

    Jared Veldheer (born June 14, 1987) is a former American football offensive tackle. He was...  more
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    Richard Iott

    Television producer, Film Producer

    Age68

    BirthplaceColumbus, Ohio

    GenderMale

    Richard Bradley "Rich" Iott is a President at Braeburn Entertainment, Ltd and was the 2010...  more