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Famous Lawrence University Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 5.9k views54 items

List RulesPeople 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

    Model, Actor
    William James "Willem" Dafoe (born July 22, 1955) is an American actor. Dafoe has received...  more

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    Edna Ferber

    Novelist, Author
    Edna Ferber (August 15, 1885 – April 16, 1968) was an American novelist, short story writer...  more

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    #123 of 342 The Greatest American Writers of All Time#39 of 145 The Greatest Female Novelists Ever

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    Jennifer Baumgardner

    Public speaker, Cultural critic
    Jennifer Baumgardner (born 1970) is a writer, activist, filmmaker, and lecturer whose work...  more
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    David Campbell Mulford (born June 1937) was the United States Ambassador to India from January...  more
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    Justus Henry Nelson (1850–1937) established the first Protestant church in the Amazon basin...  more
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    Samuel G. Plantz (1859–1924) was a Methodist minister and seventh president of Lawrence...  more
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    Campbell Scott

    Film Producer, Actor
    Campbell Scott (born July 19, 1961) is an American actor, director, producer, and voice...  more
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    Jeffrey Jones

    Actor, Voice acting
    Jeffrey Duncan Jones (born September 28, 1946) is an American character actor best known for...  more

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    Earnest Hooton

    Anthropologist
    Earnest Albert Hooton (November 20, 1887 – May 3, 1954) was an American physical...  more
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    Terry Moran

    Journalist, Actor
    Terry Moran (born December 9, 1959) is an American journalist, currently Senior National...  more
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    Robert J. Gamble

    Lawyer
    Robert Jackson Gamble (February 7, 1851 – September 22, 1924) was a U.S. Representative and...  more
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    Walter Samuel Goodland (December 22, 1862 – March 12, 1947) was an American politician and the...  more
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    James Merrell

    Professor, Author
    James Hart Merrell (born 1953 in Minnesota) is the Lucy Maynard Salmon Professor of History at...  more
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    Scott L. Klug

    Businessperson, Politician
    Scott L. Klug (born January 16, 1953) is an American politician who served as a Republican...  more
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    Fred Lerdahl

    Professor, Music Theorist
    Alfred Whitford (Fred) Lerdahl (born March 10, 1943, in Madison, Wisconsin) is the Fritz...  more
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    Jessica Nelson North

    Novelist, Writer
    Jessica Nelson North (September 7, 1891 – June 3, 1988) was an American author, poet and...  more
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    Josh Sawyer

    Video game designer
    Josh Sawyer (born October 18, 1975), is an American video game designer, known for his work on...  more
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    Barbara Lawton (born July 5, 1951) is an American businesswoman and politician from Green Bay,...  more
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    Thomas A. Steitz

    Chemist, Professor
    Thomas Arthur Steitz (August 23, 1940 – October 9, 2018) was an American biochemist, a...  more
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    Charles F. Marsh

    Economist
    Charles Franklin Marsh (August 18, 1903 – January 15, 1984) was an American economist and...  more
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    Cynthia Estlund

    Cynthia Estlund (born 1957) is the Catherine A. Rein Professor of Law at the New York...  more
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    Louis Bennett Butler, Jr., (born February 15, 1952) is a former justice of the Wisconsin...  more
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    Kathleen Krull

    Writer
    Kathleen Krull (born July 29, 1952) is an author of children's books. Krull was born in Fort...  more
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    Dale Duesing (born September 26, 1947) is an American baritone. As an opera singer, he has had...  more
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    Marie Hall Ets

    Illustrator, Author
    Marie Hall Ets (December 16, 1895 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – January 17, 1984 in Inverness,...  more