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

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

Charles Haley and Reshma Shetty are included on this list.

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

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Marcia Angell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous James Madison University Alumni
Editor, Physician Marcia Angell is an American physician, author, and the first woman to serve as editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of ...more

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LeRoi Moore is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous James Madison University Alumni
Songwriter, Musician LeRoi Holloway Moore was an American saxophonist. He was a founding member of the Dave Matthews Band. Moore often arranged music for the songs written by frontman Dave Matthews. Moore also ...more

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Elliott Sadler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous James Madison University Alumni
Race car driver Elliott William Barnes Sadler is an American stock car racing driver. He currently drives the No. 1 OneMain Financial Ford Mustang for Roush Fenway Racing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. Sadler is ...more

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Steve Buckhantz is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous James Madison University Alumni
Announcer, Sports commentator Steve Buckhantz is a television play-by-play announcer for the Washington Wizards.

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Lindsay Czarniak is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous James Madison University Alumni
Journalist, Sports Anchor, Actor Lindsay Ann Czarniak, is an American sports anchor and reporter. After spending six years with WRC-TV, the local NBC television affiliate in Washington, D.C., Czarniak joined ESPN as a ...more

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Gary Clark is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous James Madison University Alumni
American football player Gary C. Clark is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League who played for the Washington Redskins, Phoenix Cardinals and Miami Dolphins.

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Akeem Jordan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous James Madison University Alumni
American football player Akeem Raphael Jordan is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He has also played for the ...more

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Charles Haley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous James Madison University Alumni
American football player Charles Lewis Haley is a retired American football linebacker and defensive end who played in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers and the Dallas Cowboys. He was selected in ...more

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Christopher Soghoian is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous James Madison University Alumni
Researcher Christopher Soghoian is a privacy researcher and activist. He is currently the principal technologist at the American Civil Liberties Union.

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Angela Orebaugh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous James Madison University Alumni
Computer scientist Angela Orebaugh is a cyber technology and security author, researcher, and industry leader.

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Emmett Hanger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous James Madison University Alumni
Real Estate Broker Emmett Wilson Hanger, Jr. is an American politician of the Republican Party. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1983 to 1991, when he was unseated by Creigh Deeds. Since ...more

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John Hinshaw is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous James Madison University Alumni
As Boeing chief information officer (CIO) and vice president of the Information Technology (IT) organization, John Hinshaw is responsible for all IT strategy, operations, processes and people of ...more

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Phil Vassar is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous James Madison University Alumni
Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer Phillip George "Phil" Vassar is an American country music artist. Vassar made his debut on the country music scene in the late 1990s, co-writing singles for several country artists, ...more

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Ross Copperman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous James Madison University Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Singer Ross Copperman is an American singer-songwriter most well known for his song "All She Wrote" which was released in the UK in the beginning of 2007 and "Holding On and Letting ...more

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Kirk Cox is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous James Madison University Alumni
Kirk Cox Teacher Marvin Kirkland "Kirk" Cox is an American politician. Since 1990 he has served in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 66th district, made up of the southern Richmond ...more

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Dion Foxx is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous James Madison University Alumni
American football player Dion Lamont Foxx is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Miami Dolphins, the Washington Redskins, and the Green Bay Packers. He played college football ...more

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Scott Norwood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous James Madison University Alumni
American football player Scott Allan Norwood is a former American football placekicker in the NFL who played for the Buffalo Bills. Norwood was an integral part of its offense during the late 1980s and early 1990s, and ...more

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Ed Perry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous James Madison University Alumni
American football player Edward Lewis Perry, Jr. is an American football player in the National Football League.

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Tony Schiavone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous James Madison University Alumni
Announcer, Television producer, Actor Noah Anthony "Tony" Schiavone is an American sports broadcaster. He is the play-by-play broadcaster for the Gwinnett Braves of the International League. He has been a sports radio host ...more

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Phoef Sutton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous James Madison University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Robert Christopher Sutton is an American writer and producer. His film credits include Mrs. Winterbourne and The Fan, both released in 1996. Phoef — the nickname that he uses professionally — is ...more

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Butch Taylor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous James Madison University Alumni
Musician, Composer, Writer Butch Taylor is a composer, writer, keyboardist and long time guest musician with Dave Matthews Band. Although not a formal member of the band he acted as a permanent sixth member of the group ...more

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Karen McCullah Lutz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous James Madison University Alumni
Novelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter Karen McCullah Lutz is an American screenwriter and novelist. McCullah Lutz was born in the Philippines, where her father had been assigned with the United States Navy performing ...more

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Ron Burke is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous James Madison University Alumni
Ron Burke Ronald A. "Ron" Burke is an American anchor/reporter and television personality for NBA TV and Comcast SportsNet in Philadelphia. He joined the all-sports regional cable network in ...more

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Tamera Young is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous James Madison University Alumni
Tamera Young Tamera Young is an American basketball player for the Chicago Sky.

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Billy Sample is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous James Madison University Alumni
Basketball player, Baseball player William Amos Sample, is a former professional baseball player who played in the Major Leagues primarily as an outfielder from 1978-1986. Sample played for the Texas Rangers, New York Yankees, ...more