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

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
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
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
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 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
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
Software Engineer
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Angel L. Mendez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Lafayette College Alumni
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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