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

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

A list made up of graduates like Matt Hughes and William Jennings Bryan.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Illinois College?” and “Which celebrities are Illinois College alumni?”
William Jennings Bryan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Illinois College Alumni
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William Jennings Bryan was a dominant force in the populist wing of the Democratic Party, standing three times as the Party's candidate for President of the United States. He served two terms as a member of the United States House of Representatives from Nebraska and was United States Secretary of ...more

Profession: Statesman, Politician, Orator, Lawyer

Age: Died at 65 (1860-1925)

Birthplace: Salem, Illinois, USA

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John Wesley Powell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Illinois College Alumni
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John Wesley Powell was a U.S. soldier, geologist, explorer of the American West, professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, and director of major scientific and cultural institutions. He is famous for the 1869 Powell Geographic Expedition, a three-month river trip down the Green and Colorado rivers, ...more

Profession: Soldier, Geologist, Explorer

Age: Died at 68 (1834-1902)

Birthplace: Mount Morris, New York, United States of America

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Richard Yates is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Illinois College Alumni
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Richard Yates was the Governor of Illinois during the American Civil War and has been considered the greatest war governor during that period. When the war began Gov. Yates sent more troops to aid the Union than any other state. He also represented Illinois in the United States House of ...more

Profession: Politician

Age: Died at 58 (1815-1873)

Birthplace: Warsaw, Kentucky, United States of America

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John Davis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Illinois College Alumni
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John Davis

John Davis was a U.S. Representative from Kansas. ...more

Profession: Politician, Writer

Age: Died at 75 (1826-1901)

Birthplace: Springfield, Illinois, USA