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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 (March 8, 1848 – May 8, 1919) 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 Crane (November 3, 1930 – November 8, 2014) was an American politician. He was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1969 to 2005, representing the ...more

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Peter Leithart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Author
Peter James Leithart (born 1959) is an American author, minister, and theologian, who serves as president of Theopolis Institute for Biblical, Liturgical, & Cultural Studies in Birmingham, ...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 (August 5, 1939 – April 4, 2007) was an American actor, director, screenwriter and producer best known for directing and writing the script with Jean Shepherd to ...more
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Chris Chocola is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Businessperson
Joseph Christopher Chocola (born February 24, 1962) is an American businessman and former politician. He served as president of the Club for Growth, a fiscally conservative 501(c)4 organization, ...more
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Clarence Black is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Journalist
Survivor is an American reality television show, based on the Swedish program, Expedition Robinson. Contestants are referred to as "castaways", and they compete against one another to ...more
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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 (born June 6, 1969) is an American businessman, former U.S. Navy SEAL officer and founder of the government services and security company Blackwater USA, now known as Academi. ...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 (born February 10, 1942) is a former offensive lineman and offensive line coach in the National Football League (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 (born September 22, 1987) 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. ...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 (October 21, 1845 – December 18, 1912) was an American poet from Michigan. 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 Bolesław "Chester" Marcol (born October 24, 1949 in Opole, Poland) is a former professional American football player. A placekicker for the Green Bay Packers from 1972 to 1980, ...more
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Bud Acton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Bud Acton
Charles R. "Bud" Acton (born January 11, 1942 in Troy, Michigan) is a retired American basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He was a 6'6" 210 lbs forward and ...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. (August 21, 1907 – April 16, 1989) was an American dermatologist who was one of the founders of the field of dermatopathology. He was a co-founder ...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 (born July 29, 1979) is the Duncan Black Professor of Economics and Law at George Mason University. Big Think listed him among "Eight of the World's Top Young ...more
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Brent Weeks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Brent Weeks (born March 7, 1977) 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 (June 14, 1945 – November 2, 2012) 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 Davis (July 31, 1932 – October 16, 2009) was an American politician from the state of Michigan. He represented the state's 11th congressional district, which at that time included ...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. (July 17, 1967 – August 5, 2018) was an American football executive who served as the general manager for the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football ...more
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Hans Zeiger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Hans Zeiger
Hans Andreas Zeiger (born February 20, 1985) is a member of the Washington State Senate from the 25th district. A Republican, he previously served in the State House. Zeiger has written two ...more
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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 Pier... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Hillsdale College Alumni
Ulysses Grant Baker Pierce
Ulysses Grant Baker Pierce (1865–1943) was a Unitarian minister who served as Chaplain of the United States Senate (1909–1913).
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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 (born June 14, 1987) is a former American football offensive tackle. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played college football at ...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