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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
Don Most 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
Lee Iacocca Businessperson Lido Anthony "Lee" Iacocca is 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
John Fitch 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
Lester Hogan 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
Jesse W. Reno 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
John-David F. Bartoe 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
Terry Hart 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
Thomas Duane 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
Roger Penske 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
Kenneth French 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
Roderick C. McGeary 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
Richard Harding Davis 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
Francis E. Walter 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
Joseph R. Perella 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
Russell Lee 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
Drew Endy 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
Charlie Dent 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
James E. Talmage 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
Donald L. Ritter 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
Jane Hillston 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
C.A.P. Turner 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
Leonard Lance 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
Ali al-Naimi 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

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William P. Gottlieb is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
William P. Gottlieb Photographer William Paul Gottlieb was an American photographer and newspaper columnist who is best known for his classic photographs of the leading performers of the "Golden Age" of American jazz ...more

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Robert Serber is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Robert Serber Robert Serber was an American physicist who participated in the Manhattan Project. Serber's lectures explaining the basic principles and goals of the project were printed and supplied to all ...more

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Paul Guilfoyle is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Paul Guilfoyle Actor, Voice acting Paul Guilfoyle is an American television and film actor. He was a regular cast member of the CBS police drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation where he played Captain Jim Brass from 2000 to 2014.

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Jesse L. Reno is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Jesse L. Reno Jesse Lee Reno was a career United States Army officer who served in the Mexican–American War, the Utah War, the western frontier, and as a Union General during the American Civil War. Known as ...more

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Walter C. Pitman, III is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Walter C. Pitman, III Geologist Walter Clarkson Pitman, III is a geophysicist and a professor emeritus at Columbia University. His measurements of magnetic anomalies on the ocean floor supported the Morley–Vine–Matthews ...more

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Richard Hawley Tucker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Richard Hawley Tucker Astronomer Richard Hawley Tucker was an American astronomer. He was born in Wiscasset, Maine to a ship-owning and seafaring family. After a brief stint at sea starting at age 14, he attended Lehigh ...more

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John Gosse is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
John Gosse Geologist John C. Gosse of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia is a Canadian geomorphologist and leader in investigating the rate of landscape evolution via cosmogenic isotopes. In 1989, Gosse ...more

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Archibald E. Olpp is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Archibald E. Olpp Physician Archibald Ernest Olpp was an American physician and politician who served a single term in the U.S. Representative from New Jersey. He was the first Republican to be elected to Congress from the ...more

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J. Scott Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
J. Scott Armstrong Professor J. Scott Armstrong is an author, forecasting and marketing expert, and a professor of Marketing at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Herb Shoener is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Herb Shoener American football player Herbert George Shoener was an American football end in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of Iowa and Lehigh University and ...more

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James D. Foley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
James D. Foley Engineer James David Foley is a Professor and the Stephen Fleming Chair in Telecommunications in the School of Interactive Computing, and former Dean of the College of Computing at Georgia Institute of ...more

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Al Holbert is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Al Holbert Race car driver Alvah Robert "Al" Holbert was an American automobile racing driver who was a five-time champion of the IMSA Camel GT series.

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William Bowie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
William Bowie Engineer William Bowie, B.S., C.E., M.A. was an American geodetic engineer.

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Manuel V. Domenech is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Manuel V. Domenech Politician, Architect Manuel V. Domenech Ferrer was a Puerto Rican politician and engineer.

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Paul Torgersen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Paul Torgersen Paul Ernest Torgersen was the 14th President of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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Lake Underwood is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Lake Underwood Race car driver Lake Underwood was an American entrepreneur who competed as a champion in the racing of prototype automobiles and motorcycles. He was a master mechanic who, although high performance fuel ...more

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Edward Avery McIlhenny is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Edward Avery McIlhenny Businessperson, Conservationist Edward Avery "Ned" McIlhenny, son of Tabasco brand pepper sauce inventor Edmund McIlhenny, was a Louisiana businessman, explorer, and conservationist. Born in 1872 at Avery Island, ...more

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Adam Bergen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Adam Bergen American football player Adam Bergen is a former American football tight end. He was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Lehigh. Bergen has also been a ...more

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Robert L. Clifford is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Robert L. Clifford Lawyer Robert L. Clifford was an associate justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. He was born in 1924 in Passaic County, New Jersey and attended Montclair Academy, graduating in the class of 1942. He ...more

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Walter O. Hoffecker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Walter O. Hoffecker Engineer Walter Oakley Hoffecker was an American engineer, businessman and politician from Smyrna in Kent County, Delaware. He was a member of the Republican Party and served as U.S. Representative from ...more

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Richard Verma is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Richard Verma Richard Rahul Verma is the United States Ambassador to India. Verma was previously nominated by President Barack Obama in 2009 to serve as the Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative ...more

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Rich Owens is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Rich Owens American football player Ritchie Darryl Owens is a former American football defensive lineman in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks. He ...more

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Buck MacDonald is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Buck MacDonald American football player George Glover "Buck" MacDonald was an American football guard in the National Football League for the New York Brickley Giants and the Tonawanda Kardex. He attended Lehigh University.

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Kim McQuilken is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Kim McQuilken American football player Kim Evan McQuilken is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins. He played college football at Lehigh University and ...more

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Craig Monaghan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Lehigh University Alumni
Craig Monaghan Businessperson Craig T. Monaghan is the chief financial officer of Asbury Automotive Group. Previously, he was CFO of Sears Holdings Corporation, AutoNation, and iVillage. He received his bachelor's degree in ...more