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

List ranges from Joel Silver to Lorene Scafaria, plus much more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Lafayette College?” and “Which celebrities are Lafayette College alumni?”

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Joel Silver is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Joel Silver Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer Joel Silver is an American film producer, known for action films like Lethal Weapon, Die Hard and The Matrix trilogy. He is owner of Silver Pictures and co-founder of Dark Castle Entertainment. ...more

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William Harkness is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
William Harkness Inventor, Surgeon William Harkness was an astronomer, born at Ecclefechan, Scotland, a son of James and Jane Harkness. Harkness died in Jersey City on February 28, 1903 at the age of 66.

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M. K. Asante is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
M. K. Asante Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author MK Asante is an American author, filmmaker, rapper, and professor at Morgan State University. He is best known for his memoir Buck. Born in Zimbabwe and raised in Philadelphia, he is the son of ...more

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William E. Simon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
William E. Simon William Edward Simon was a businessman, a Secretary of Treasury of the U.S. for three years, and a philanthropist. He became the 63rd Secretary of the Treasury on May 9, 1974, during the Nixon ...more

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Robert Spagnoletti is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Robert Spagnoletti Politician Robert Spagnoletti is the former Attorney General of the District of Columbia, United States, appointed 2004. He previously served as District of Columbia Corporation Counsel, and as an ...more

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Bryan Culbertson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
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Angel L. Mendez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Angel L. Mendez Businessperson, Engineer Angel L. Mendez is Senior Vice President of Global Supply Chain Management at Cisco. He leads a global organization who are responsible for helping enable Ciscos growth and innovation in supply ...more

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Alexander Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Alexander Ramsey Politician, Lawyer Alexander Ramsey was an American politician.

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Charlie Berry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Charlie Berry Umpire, Baseball player, American football player Charles Francis Berry was an American athlete and sports official who enjoyed careers as a catcher and umpire in Major League Baseball and as an offensive end and official in the National ...more

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John W. Griggs is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
John W. Griggs Politician, Lawyer John William Griggs was an American Republican Party politician, who served as the 29th Governor of New Jersey, from 1896 to 1898, stepping down to assume the position as the United States ...more

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Mike Gazella is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Mike Gazella Baseball player Michael Gazella was an American major league baseball player who played for the New York Yankees on several championship teams in the 1920s. Born in Olyphant, Pennsylvania, Gazella played ...more

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Joseph Force Crater is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Joseph Force Crater Associate Justice, Lawyer Joseph Force Crater was a 41-year-old New York City judge who vanished while out on a night on the town. He was last seen leaving a restaurant on West 45th Street, and entered popular culture of ...more

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Larry Fast is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Larry Fast Keyboard player Lawrence Roger 'Larry' Fast is a synthesizer expert and composer. He is best known for Synergy, his 1975–1987 series of synthesizer music albums, and for his contributions to a number of popular ...more

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Stephen Crane is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Stephen Crane Journalist, Novelist, Author Stephen Crane was an American author. Prolific throughout his short life, he wrote notable works in the Realist tradition as well as early examples of American Naturalism and Impressionism. He ...more

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S. Donald Stookey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
S. Donald Stookey Chemist Stanley Donald Stookey was an American inventor. He had 60 patents in his name related to glass and ceramics, some solely his while others are jointly with others. His discoveries and inventions ...more

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Haldan Keffer Hartline is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Haldan Keffer Hartline Scientist Haldan Keffer Hartline ForMemRS was an American physiologist who was a co-recipient of the 1967 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work in analyzing the neurophysiological mechanisms ...more

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Horatio Stockton Howell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Horatio Stockton Howell Chaplain Horatio Stockton Howell was a Union Army chaplain killed in downtown Gettysburg on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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George Decker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
George Decker General George Henry Decker was Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 1960 to 1962. General Decker was born in Catskill, New York and attended Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, ...more

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Orvan Hess is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Orvan Hess Physician Orvan Walter Hess was a physician noted for his early use of penicillin and the development of the fetal heart monitor. Hess was born in Baoba, Pennsylvania. At the age of two, after his ...more

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James McKeen Cattell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
James McKeen Cattell Psychologist James McKeen Cattell, American psychologist, was the first professor of psychology in the United States at the University of Pennsylvania and long-time editor and publisher of scientific ...more

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Eric Kimmel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Eric Kimmel Writer Eric A. Kimmel is an American Jewish author of more than 50 children's books. His works include Caldecott Honor Book Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins, and Sydney Taylor Book Award winners The ...more

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Henry M. Hoyt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Henry M. Hoyt Judge, Lawyer Henry Martyn Hoyt, Sr. was the 18th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1879 to 1883, as well as a general in the Union army during the American Civil War.

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Barry Wellman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Barry Wellman Professor Barry Wellman, FRSC is a Canadian-American sociologist and is the co-director of the NetLab Network at the Faculty of Information of the University of Toronto. His areas of research are ...more

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Peyton C. March is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Peyton C. March Peyton Conway March was an American soldier and Army Chief of Staff. Indeed he is largely responsible for the designing the powerful role of the Chief of Staff in the 20th century.

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Philip Showalter Hench is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Philip Showalter Hench Physician Philip Showalter Hench was an American physician. Hench, along with his Mayo Clinic co-worker Edward Calvin Kendall and Swiss chemist Tadeus Reichstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology ...more

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Samuel R. Chapin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Samuel R. Chapin Samuel R. Chapin is Merrill Lynch vice chairman and member of the Executive Client Coverage Group. Based in New York, he works in close partnership with Merrill Lynch's business heads to provide ...more

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Robert B. Meyner is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Robert B. Meyner Robert Baumle Meyner was an American Democratic Party politician, who served as the 44th Governor of New Jersey, from 1954 to 1962. Before being elected Governor, Meyner represented Warren ...more

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Charles V. Bergh is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Charles V. Bergh Businessperson Charles V. Bergh is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Levi Strauss & Co..

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Dana Mead is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Dana Mead Venture capitalist Dana Mead joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers as a partner in May 2005 to work in the life sciences practice.For the past 23 years, Dana's career has focused on identifying new medical ...more

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Robert C. Smith is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Robert C. Smith Politician Robert Clinton "Bob" Smith is an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives for New Hampshire's 1st congressional district from 1985 to ...more

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Lorene Scafaria is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Lorene Scafaria Screenwriter, Actor, Singer Lorene Scafaria is an American screenwriter, playwright, actress, singer, and film director. She is best known for her work on the films Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Seeking a Friend ...more

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Garrett Brown, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Garrett Brown, Jr. Lawyer Garrett E. Brown, Jr. is a former federal judge and attorney who served as a Judge and later the Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey from 1985 to 2012. ...more

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Wesley Lance is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Wesley Lance Lawyer Wesley Leonard Lance was an American Republican Party politician, who served as a member of both the New Jersey General Assembly and the New Jersey Senate.

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Arch A. Moore, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Arch A. Moore, Jr. Politician Arch Alfred Moore, Jr. was an American lawyer, convicted felon and Republican politician from West Virginia. He began his political career as a state legislator in 1952. He was elected the 28th ...more

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Charles Bergstresser is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Charles Bergstresser Journalist Charles Milford Bergstresser was an American journalist and, with Charles Dow and Edward Jones, one of the founders of Dow Jones & Company at 15 Wall Street in 1882. A native of Berrysburg, ...more

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Jay Parini is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Jay Parini Poet, Professor, Author Jay Parini is an American writer and academic. He is known for novels and poetry, biography and criticism. Having published novels about Leo Tolstoy, Walter Benjamin, and Herman Melville, Jay ...more

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William Huntington Kirkpatrick is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
William Huntington Kirkpatrick Lawyer William Huntington Kirkpatrick was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

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Robert J. Sinclair is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Robert J. Sinclair Robert J. Sinclair, was an American automotive industry executive who served as Chief executive officer of Saab-Scania of America from May 1979 until September 1991, where he helped improve the ...more

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Neil David Levin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Neil David Levin Businessperson, Politician Neil David Levin was the Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. He was killed during the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, five days before ...more

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William F. Durand is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
William F. Durand William Frederick Durand was a United States naval officer and pioneer mechanical engineer. He contributed significantly to the development of aircraft propellers. He was the first civilian ...more

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Charles Rinehart is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Charles Rinehart Charles Ramsay Rinehart was an American football player, engineer and businessman. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1964. He played high school football at Phillipsburg ...more

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Thomas M. Moriarty is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Thomas M. Moriarty Thomas M. Moriarty has served as Medco's Senior Vice President of Pharmaceutical Contracting since 2007. He is responsible for negotiating contracts with pharmaceutical manufacturers, drug ...more

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Ed Baker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Ed Baker American football player Edward Everett Baker is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League. He played in one career game for the Houston Oilers which was a disappointment when he threw four ...more

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Leonard Jeffries is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Leonard Jeffries Professor Leonard Jeffries Jr. is an African-American professor of Black Studies at the City College of New York, part of the City University of New York. Dr. Leonard Jeffries is a political scientist, ...more

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Michael H. Moskow is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Michael H. Moskow Economist Michael H. Moskow is currently vice chairman and senior fellow on the global economy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. From 1994 to 2007, he served as president and chief executive ...more

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Wayne Dumont is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Wayne Dumont Politician Wayne Dumont, Jr. was an American Republican Party politician from New Jersey. He served in the New Jersey Senate for more than 30 years, representing the 15th Legislative District until 1982 ...more

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Isaiah D. Clawson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Isaiah D. Clawson Politician, Physician Isaiah Dunn Clawson was an American Opposition Party / Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 1st congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1855 ...more

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William R. Van Aken is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
William R. Van Aken William Russell Van Aken was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 1943 through;1944 and 1947 through 1948, the Shaker Heights City Council. A lawyer, he was president of the Ohio ...more

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Stephen D. Pryor is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
Stephen D. Pryor Stephen D. (Steve) Pryor has been Vice President of Exxon Mobil Corp. since December 1, 2004. Mr. Pryor served as President of ExxonMobil Refining Supply of Exxon Mobil Corp. from December 1, ...more

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William Sebring Kirkpatrick is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
William Sebring Kirkpatrick Lawyer William Sebring Kirkpatrick was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. William S. Kirkpatrick was born in Easton, Pennsylvania. He attended the public ...more