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Famous Lehigh University Alumni

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

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

This list is made up of graduates like Lee Iacocca and Don Most.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Lehigh University?” and “Which celebrities are Lehigh University alumni?”
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Don Most is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
Don Most is an American actor best known for his role as Ralph Malph on the television series Happy Days.
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Lee Iacocca is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Businessperson
Lido Anthony "Lee" Iacocca was an American businessman known for engineering the Ford Mustang and Ford Pinto cars, being let go from Ford Motor Company, and his revival of the Chrysler ...more
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John Fitch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Race car driver, Inventor, Engineer
John Cooper Fitch was a United States racecar driver and inventor. He was the first American to race automobiles successfully in Europe in the postwar era. In the course of a driving career ...more
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Lester Hogan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Physicist, Inventor
Clarence Lester "Les" Hogan was an American physicist and a pioneer in microwave and semiconductor technology. He grew up as a brother to three sisters in Great Falls, Montana, where ...more
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Jesse W. Reno is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Inventor, Engineer
Jesse Wilford Reno invented the first working escalator in 1891 used at the Old Iron Pier, Coney Island, New York City. His invention was referred to as the "inclined elevator." An ...more
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John-David F. Bartoe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Astrophysicist, Astronomer
John-David Francis Bartoe is an American astrophysicist. He is the Research Manager for the International Space Station at NASA's Johnson Space Center. He provides oversight for the Program ...more
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Terry Hart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Pilot, Astronaut
Terry Jonathan Hart is a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and former NASA astronaut.
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Thomas Duane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Politician
Thomas K. Duane is an American politician from New York, who served in the New York State Senate from 1999 to 2012. Duane was the only openly gay member of the New York State Senate. He ...more
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Roger Penske is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Businessperson, Race car driver, Entrepreneur
Roger S. Penske is the owner of the auto racing team Team Penske, the Penske Corporation, and other automotive-related businesses. Penske also owns the most victories as an owner in the ...more
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Kenneth French is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Professor, Economist
Kenneth Ronald "Ken" French is the Roth Family Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College. He has previously been a faculty member at MIT, the ...more
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Roderick C. McGeary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Certified Public Accountant
Roderick C. McGeary served on BearingPoint Company from March 2005 until December 2007 in a full-time capacity, focusing on clients, employees and business partners. He has been a member of the ...more
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Richard Harding Davis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Screenwriter
Richard Harding Davis was a journalist and writer of fiction and drama, known foremost as the first American war correspondent to cover the Spanish–American War, the Second Boer War, and the ...more
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John H. Tilelli, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
John H. Tilelli, Jr.
John Harold Tilelli, Jr. is a retired United States Army four-star general who served as Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army from 1994 to 1995; Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces Command from ...more
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Francis E. Walter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Politician, Banker
Francis Eugene Walter was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. Walter is best remembered as a prominent member of the House Un-American Activities ...more
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Joseph R. Perella is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Businessperson, Financier
Joseph R. Perella is an Italian-American financier.
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Russell Lee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Photographer
Russell Lee was an American photographer and photojournalist, best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration. His technically excellent images documented the ethnography of various ...more
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Drew Endy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Professor, Engineer
Andrew David Endy is a synthetic biologist and Tenured Professor of bioengineering at Stanford University, California.
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Charlie Dent is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Politician
Charles Wieder "Charlie" Dent is the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district, serving since 2005. He is a member of the Republican Party.
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James E. Talmage is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Writer
James Edward Talmage was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1911 until his death.
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Donald L. Ritter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Politician, Scientist
Donald Lawrence "Don" Ritter was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania. He represented Pennsylvania's 15th congressional district in the Lehigh ...more
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Jane Hillston is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Computer scientist
Jane Elizabeth Hillston is Professor of Quantitative Modelling and an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow in the School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Hillston received a BA in ...more
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C.A.P. Turner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Structural engineer, Engineer
Claude Allen Porter Turner was an American structural engineer who designed a number of buildings and bridges, particularly in the midwestern U.S. states of Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. ...more
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Leonard Lance is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Politician
Leonard J. Lance is the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 7th congressional district, serving since 2009. He is a member of the Republican Party. He previously served in the New Jersey Senate ...more
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Ali al-Naimi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Politician
Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi is the Saudi Arabian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources.
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Robert Martin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Robert Martin Politician
Robert J. Martin is an American Republican Party politician, who served as a member of the New Jersey State Senate from 1993 to 2008, where he represented the 26th Legislative District. Before ...more