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

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

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

Peggy Whitson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Iowa Wesleyan University 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 female commander of the ISS with Expedition 16. With her two long-duration stays abroad the ISS, Whitson is NASA's most experienced female astronaut, with just over 376 days in space. This also places her twentieth among all space flyers. She has been selected for the crew of Expedition 50. The flight of Space Shuttle mission STS-120, commanded by female astronaut Pam Melroy, was the first time that ...more

Age: 58

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 University 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. Shortly after her court challenge, Iowa amended its licensing statute and became the first state to accept women and minorities into its bar. During her career, Mansfield worked primarily as an educator and activist, teaching at Iowa Wesleyan College and DePauw University. At the latter, she also became a university administrator, serving successively as dean in the 1890s of two different ...more

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 University Alumni
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William Andrews Clark, Sr. was an American politician and entrepreneur, involved with mining, banking, and railroads. ...more

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 satellites: during the International Geophysical Year. Van Allen led the scientific community for the inclusion of scientific research instruments on space satellites. ...more

Age: Died at 92 (1914-2006)

Birthplace: Mount Pleasant, Iowa, United States of America

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