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

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

Items here include everything from Peggy Whitson to James Van Allen.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Iowa Wesleyan College?” and “Which celebrities are Iowa Wesleyan College alumni?”
Peggy Whitson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Iowa Wesleyan College Alumni
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Peggy Annette Whitson is an American biochemistry researcher, NASA astronaut, and former NASA Chief Astronaut. Her first space mission was in 2002, with an extended stay aboard the International Space Station as a member of Expedition 5. Her second mission launched October 10, 2007, as the first ...more

Profession: Biochemist, Astronaut, Biomedical sciences

Age: 57

Birthplace: Mount Ayr, Iowa, United States of America

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Arabella Mansfield is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Iowa Wesleyan College Alumni
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Arabella Mansfield


Arabella Mansfield, born Belle Aurelia Babb, became the first female lawyer in the United States in 1869, admitted to the Iowa bar; she made her career as a college educator and administrator. Despite an Iowa state law restricting the bar exam to males, Mansfield had taken it and earned high scores. ...more

Profession: Lawyer

Age: Died at 65 (1846-1911)

Birthplace: Burlington, Iowa, United States of America

William A. Clark is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Iowa Wesleyan College Alumni
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William Andrews Clark, Sr. was an American politician and entrepreneur, involved with mining, banking, and railroads. ...more

Profession: Merchant, Miner, Politician, Pioneer, Banker

Age: Died at 86 (1839-1925)

Birthplace: Fayette County, Pennsylvania, Connellsville, Contiguous United States, United States of America, + more

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James Alfred Van Allen was an American space scientist at the University of Iowa. He was instrumental in establishing the field of magnetospheric research in space. The Van Allen radiation belts were named after him, following their discovery by his Geiger–Müller tube instruments on the 1958 ...more

Profession: Physicist, Professor, Astronomer

Age: Died at 92 (1914-2006)

Birthplace: Mount Pleasant, Iowa, United States of America

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