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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Iowa State University and be of some renown.

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

Items include everything from Jeff Hornacek to Dan Gable and other Iowa State alums!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Iowa State University?” and “Which celebrities are Iowa State University alumni?”

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George Washington Carver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
George Washington Carver Chemist, Inventor, Scientist

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Carrie Chapman Catt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni

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Jeff Hornacek is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni

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Clayton Anderson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Clayton Anderson Flight engineer, Astronaut, Engineer

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Frank Steunenberg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Frank Steunenberg Publisher, Politician

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Lauro Cavazos is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Lauro Cavazos Politician

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Nawal El Moutawakel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Nawal El Moutawakel Politician

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Frank Orren Lowden is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni

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John Gustafson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni

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Jake Johannsen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Jake Johannsen Comedian, Actor

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James Wilson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
James Wilson Politician, Lawyer

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John Vincent Atanasoff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
John Vincent Atanasoff Physicist, Inventor

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Seneca Wallace is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Seneca Wallace American football player

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Graham Spanier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni

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Ezra Taft Benson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Ezra Taft Benson Clergy, Politician, Farmer

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Jamaal Tinsley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Jamaal Tinsley Basketball player

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Conde McCullough is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Conde McCullough Architect, Engineer, Lawyer

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David Loebsack is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
David Loebsack Politician, Professor

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Lee Teng-hui is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Lee Teng-hui Politician

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John Garang is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
John Garang Politician, Rebel

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Bruce C. Heezen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni

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Neta Snook is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Neta Snook Pilot

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Tom Harkin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Tom Harkin Politician, Lawyer

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Dan Gable is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Dan Gable Wrestler, Coach

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Herbert E. Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni

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Frank D. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Frank D. Jackson Lawyer

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Bruce Braley is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Bruce Braley Politician, Lawyer

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Royal Meeker is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Royal Meeker Historian, Statistician

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Kelvin Cato is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Kelvin Cato Basketball player

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Motoo Kimura is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Motoo Kimura Scientist

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Eugene Burton Ely is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni

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William R. Ellis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni

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David W. Meline is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni

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Steve Selva is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Steve Selva Botanist

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Aaron Brant is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Aaron Brant American football player

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Tom Latham is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Tom Latham Politician

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Paul Shirley is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Paul Shirley Basketball player, Writer

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C. C. Zain is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
C. C. Zain Astrologer, Writer

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Sage Rosenfels is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Sage Rosenfels American football player

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Wesley Johnson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Wesley Johnson Basketball player

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Fred Adams is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Fred Adams Physicist

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Bourke B. Hickenlooper is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni

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Robert Truax is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni

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John Melcher is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
John Melcher Politician

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James E. McDonald is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
James E. McDonald Ufologists, Physicist, Scientist

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Harold Hume is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Harold Hume Professor

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Dennis Mullenburg is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni

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Jeremy Caniglia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Jeremy Caniglia Illustrator, Painter

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Sally Pederson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Sally Pederson Politician

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Henry A. Wallace is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Iowa State University Alumni
Henry A. Wallace Politician