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

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

Examples of graduates on this list: Viggo Mortensen, Kirk Douglas and more.

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

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Willem Dafoe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Willem Dafoe Model, Actor, Voice acting William J. "Willem" Dafoe is an American actor. He is a member of the experimental theater company The Wooster Group and he has appeared in films such as Platoon, Shadow of the ...more

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Edna Ferber is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Edna Ferber Novelist, Author, Writer Edna Ferber was an American novelist, short story writer and playwright. Her novels were especially popular and included the Pulitzer Prize-winning So Big, Show Boat, Cimarron, and Giant.

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Jennifer Baumgardner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Jennifer Baumgardner Public speaker, Cultural critic, Journalist Jennifer Baumgardner is a writer, activist, filmmaker, and lecturer whose work explores abortion, sex, bisexuality, rape, single parenthood, and women’s power. She is the Executive ...more

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David Mulford is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
David Mulford David Campbell Mulford was the United States Ambassador to India from January 23, 2004 to February 2009. He is currently Vice-Chairman International of Credit Suisse. Mulford was born in ...more

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Justus Henry Nelson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Justus Henry Nelson The Revd Justus Henry Nelson established the first Protestant church in the Amazon basin and was a self-supporting Methodist missionary in Belém, Pará, Brazil for 45 years.

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Samuel G. Plantz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Samuel G. Plantz Samuel G. Plantz was a Methodist minister and seventh president of Lawrence University. He was born in Gloversville, New York on June 13, 1859, second child of James and Elsie Ann Plantz. He was ...more

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Campbell Scott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Campbell Scott Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting Campbell Scott is an American actor, director, producer, and voice artist.

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Jeffrey Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Jeffrey Jones Actor, Voice acting Jeffrey Duncan Jones is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Emperor Joseph II in Amadeus, Edward R. Rooney in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Charles Deetz in Beetlejuice. Jones' ...more

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Earnest Hooton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Earnest Hooton Anthropologist Earnest Albert Hooton was a U.S. physical anthropologist known for his work on racial classification and his popular writings such as the book Up From The Ape. Hooton sat on the Committee on the ...more

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Terry Moran is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Terry Moran Journalist, Actor Terry Moran is an American journalist, formerly the co-anchor of the ABC-TV network news show Nightline. In 2013, he was named ABC News Chief Foreign Correspondent, based in London.

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Robert J. Gamble is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Robert J. Gamble Lawyer Robert Jackson Gamble was a U.S. Representative and Senator from South Dakota. He was the father of Ralph Abernethy Gamble and brother of John Rankin Gamble. He was born in Genesee County, near ...more

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Walter Samuel Goodland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Walter Samuel Goodland Walter Samuel Goodland was an American politician and the 31st Governor of Wisconsin. He was a Republican. He attended Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. Goodland, born in Sharon, ...more

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James Merrell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
James Merrell Professor, Author James Hart Merrell is the Lucy Maynard Salmon Professor of History at Vassar College. Professor Merrell is one of the leading scholars of early American history, and has written extensively on ...more

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Scott L. Klug is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Scott L. Klug Businessperson, Politician, Journalist Scott L. Klug is an American politician who served as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Wisconsin, representing Wisconsin's 2nd congressional district. Klug ...more

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Fred Lerdahl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Fred Lerdahl Professor, Music Theorist, Author Alfred Whitford Lerdahl is the Fritz Reiner Professor of Musical Composition at Columbia University, and a composer and music theorist best known for his work on pitch space and cognitive ...more

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Jessica Nelson North is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Jessica Nelson North Novelist, Writer Jessica Nelson North was an American author, poet and editor.

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Josh Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Josh Sawyer Video game designer Joshua Eric "J.E." Sawyer is an American video game designer, known for his work on games in the role-playing video game genre.

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Barbara Lawton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Barbara Lawton Barbara Lawton is an American politician from Green Bay, Wisconsin who is the President and CEO of Americans for Campaign Reform. Lawton was the 43rd Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin. She became ...more

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Thomas A. Steitz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Thomas A. Steitz Chemist, Professor Thomas Arthur Steitz is a biochemist, a Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University, and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Steitz was ...more

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Charles F. Marsh is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Charles F. Marsh Economist Charles Franklin Marsh was an American economist and academic who became the seventh president of Wofford College on September 1, 1958 and served until his retirement in 1968. A 1925 graduate of ...more

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Cynthia Estlund is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Cynthia Estlund Cynthia Estlund is the Catherine A. Rein Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law.

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Louis B. Butler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Louis B. Butler Judge Louis Bennett Butler, Jr. is a former justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Butler was appointed to the Supreme Court by Governor Jim Doyle in August 2004; his term expired on July 31, 2008. ...more

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Kathleen Krull is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Kathleen Krull Writer Kathleen Krull is an author of children's books. Krull was born in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri in 1952 and grew up in Wilmette, Illinois. She graduated from Regina Dominican High School in ...more

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Dale Duesing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Dale Duesing Singer Dale Duesing is an American baritone. As an opera singer, he has had an international career spanning five decades. Duesing grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He studied piano throughout ...more

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Marie Hall Ets is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Marie Hall Ets Illustrator, Author, Writer Marie Hall Ets is an American writer and illustrator best known for children's picture books. She attended Lawrence College, and in 1918, Ets journeyed to Chicago where she became a social ...more

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Sam Barry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Sam Barry Justin McCarthy "Sam" Barry was an American collegiate athletic coach who achieved significant accomplishments in three major sports. He remains one of only three coaches to lead teams ...more

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David Strand is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
David Strand Historian David Strand is specialist in the history and political culture of modern China. He is Professor of Political Science at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where he holds the Charles A ...more

Famous Men Who Married Much Younger Women

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Anne Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Anne Wolfe Politician Anne Wolfe is an American politician. She was the 2004 Democratic Party candidate for the United States House of Representatives for New Jersey's Fifth Congressional District. She is married and ...more

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Scott Reppert is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Scott Reppert Scott Reppert was an American football player. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003.

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Bruce Iglauer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Bruce Iglauer Bruce Iglauer is the American founder and head of the independent blues record label Alligator Records in Chicago. Iglauer was born in Ann Arbor and grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan and ...more

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John Rankin Gamble is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
John Rankin Gamble John Rankin Gamble was a lawyer and politician from South Dakota. He was born in Alabama, New York in 1848, and was the brother of Robert J. Gamble and uncle of Ralph Abernethy Gamble. He ...more

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Lynn Berry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Lynn Berry Lynn Berry was the editor-in-chief of The Moscow Times, the leading English-language daily in Russia, until June 2006. She was replaced by former deputy editor Andrew McChesney. Berry first ...more

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Michael P. Hammond is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Michael P. Hammond Michael P. Hammond was an American musician, educator, and eighth chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Liz Brunner is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Liz Brunner Liz Brunner is an American journalist, an award-winning television news anchor and reporter, and the CEO of Brunner Communications. With more than 25 years of media experience, Brunner’s career ...more

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Paul Driessen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Paul Driessen Lobbyist, Author Paul Driessen is an American author and policy analyst.

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John Miller Baer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
John Miller Baer John Miller Baer was a U.S. Representative from North Dakota. Born at Black Creek, Wisconsin, Baer attended the public schools. He was graduated from Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, in ...more

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Win Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Win Jones

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Lisle Blackbourn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Lisle Blackbourn Lisle William "Liz" Blackbourn was an American football coach in Wisconsin, most notably as the third head coach of the Green Bay Packers, from 1954 through 1957, and the final head ...more

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Al Zupek is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Al Zupek Albert Ernest Zupek was a fullback in the National Football League who played for the Green Bay Packers. Zupek played collegiate ball for Lawrence University before playing professionally for ...more

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Melvin Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Melvin Baldwin Melvin Riley Baldwin was a Representative from Minnesota.

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Jon Richards is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Jon Richards Lawyer Jon Richards is an American attorney and former teacher from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, serving as a Democratic member of the Wisconsin State Assembly representing the 19th Assembly District since ...more

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Kathy Krendl is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Kathy Krendl Kathy Krendl is an American academic administrator and the current President of Otterbein University, located in Westerville, Ohio. She is the first female President of Otterbein, and the ...more

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Marjorie Liu is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Marjorie Liu Comic book creator, Poet, Novelist Marjorie M. Liu is a New York Times best-selling author of paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels and comic books. Her novels include the 2005 paranormal romance Tiger Eye. Her comics work ...more

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Janet Dempsey Steiger is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Janet Dempsey Steiger Janet Steiger was an American politician. She graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. On August 10, 1963, she married William A. Steiger, who was elected to the United States ...more

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Bonnie Bryant is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Bonnie Bryant Author Bonnie Bryant is an American author of children's and young adult books. She is best known for writing the intermediate horse book series The Saddle Club, which was published by Bantam Books ...more

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Alanna Heiss is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Alanna Heiss Businessperson Alanna Heiss is the Founder and Director of Clocktower Productions, a non profit arts organization, online radio station, and program partnership with six cultural institutions in three boroughs ...more

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Ed Glick is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Ed Glick Edward Isadore Glick was a professional American football back in the National Football League. He played one season for the Green Bay Packers. He played at the collegiate level at Lawrence ...more

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Robert Suettinger is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Robert Suettinger Robert Suettinger was United States President Bill Clinton's national intelligence officer for East Asia at the National Intelligence Council from 1997-1998. While there, Suettinger oversaw the ...more

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Walter Chilsen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Walter Chilsen Walter John Chilsen was a Republican member of the Wisconsin Senate, representing the 29th District from 1967 to 1990. Chilsen attended Northwestern University, and later graduated with a BS ...more

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Shirlee Emmons is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Lawrence University Alumni
Shirlee Emmons Author, Singer, Voice teacher Shirlee Emmons was an American classical soprano, voice teacher, and author on vocal pedagogy. She began her career in the early 1940s as a concert soprano, eventually becoming one of the ...more