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Famous Hillsdale College Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 16.3k 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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    LaMarcus Adna Thompson (March 8, 1848 – May 8, 1919) was an American inventor and businessman...  more
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    Phil Crane

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

    Film Producer, Screenwriter
    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#7 of 18 18 Directors With Radically Different Movies In Their Filmography

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    Chris Chocola

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

    Journalist
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    Erik Prince

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur
    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
    Howard Edward Mudd (born February 10, 1942) is a former offensive lineman and offensive line...  more
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    Michael Sessions (born September 22, 1987) is the former mayor of Hillsdale, Michigan, a city...  more
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    Will Carleton

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

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