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Famous Lehigh University Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1
    Don Most

    Don Most

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Don Most (born August 8, 1953) is an American actor and singer, best known for his role as... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Lee Iacocca

    Lee Iacocca



    BirthplaceAllentown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Lido Anthony "Lee" Iacocca ( EYE-ə-KOH-kə; October 15, 1924 – July 2, 2019) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 3

    John Fitch

    Race car driver, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 95 (1917-2012)

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    John Cooper Fitch (August 4, 1917 in Indianapolis, Indiana – October 31, 2012) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 4

    Lester Hogan

    Physicist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 88 (1920-2008)

    BirthplaceGreat Falls, Montana

    Clarence Lester "Les" Hogan (February 8, 1920 – August 12, 2008) was an American physicist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Jesse W. Reno

    Jesse W. Reno

    Inventor, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 86 (1861-1947)

    BirthplaceFort Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas

    Jesse Wilford Reno (August 4, 1861 – June 2, 1947) invented the first working escalator in... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    John-David F. Bartoe

    John-David F. Bartoe

    Astrophysicist, Astronomer


    BirthplaceAbington, Abington Township, Pennsylvania

    John-David Francis Bartoe (born November 17, 1944 in Abington, Pennsylvania) is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Terry Hart

    Terry Hart

    Pilot, Astronaut


    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Terry Jonathan "T.J." Hart (Pittsburgh, October 27, 1946 ) is an American mechanical and... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Thomas Duane

    Thomas Duane



    Thomas K. Duane (born January 30, 1955) is an American politician from New York, who served in... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Roger Penske

    Roger Penske

    Businessperson, Race car driver


    BirthplaceShaker Heights, Ohio

    Roger Searle Penske (born February 20, 1937) is an American businessman and entrepreneur... more on Wikipedia
  • 10

    Kenneth French

    Professor, Economist


    BirthplaceFranklin, New Hampshire

    Kenneth Ronald "Ken" French (born March 10, 1954) is the Roth Family Distinguished Professor... more on Wikipedia
  • 11

    Roderick C. McGeary

    Certified Public Accountant


    Roderick C. McGeary served on BearingPoint Company from March 2005 until December 2007 in a...
  • 12
    Richard Harding Davis

    Richard Harding Davis

    Journalist, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 52 (1864-1916)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Richard Harding Davis (April 18, 1864 – April 11, 1916) was an American journalist and writer... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    John H. Tilelli, Jr.

    John H. Tilelli, Jr.

    John Harold Tilelli Jr. (born October 2, 1941) is a retired United States Army four-star... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    Francis E. Walter

    Politician, Banker

    AgeDec. at 69 (1894-1963)

    BirthplacePennsylvania, United States of America

    Francis Eugene Walter (May 26, 1894 – May 31, 1963) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    Joseph R. Perella

    Businessperson, Financier


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Joseph R. Perella (born September 20, 1941) is an Italian-American financier.
  • 16
    Russell Lee

    Russell Lee


    AgeDec. at 83 (1903-1986)

    BirthplaceOttawa, Illinois

    Russell Lee (July 21, 1903 – August 28, 1986) was an American photographer and... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Drew Endy

    Drew Endy

    Professor, Engineer


    Andrew (Drew) David Endy (born 1970) is a synthetic biologist and Tenured Professor of... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Charlie Dent

    Charlie Dent



    BirthplaceAllentown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Charles Wieder Dent (born May 24, 1960) is an American politician who was the U.S.... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    James E. Talmage

    AgeDec. at 71 (1862-1933)

    BirthplaceHungerford, United Kingdom

    James Edward Talmage (21 September 1862 – 27 July 1933) was an English chemist, geologist, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Donald L. Ritter

    Politician, Scientist


    BirthplaceWashington Heights, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Donald Lawrence Ritter (born October 21, 1940) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Jane Hillston

    Computer scientist


    Jane Elizabeth Hillston (born 1963) is Professor of Quantitative Modelling and an EPSRC... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    C.A.P. Turner

    C.A.P. Turner

    Structural engineer, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 86 (1869-1955)

    Claude Allen Porter Turner (July 4, 1869 – January 10, 1955) was an American structural... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Leonard Lance

    Leonard Lance



    BirthplaceEaston, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Leonard J. Lance (born June 25, 1952) is a former American politician who served as the U.S.... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Ali al-Naimi

    Ali al-Naimi



    BirthplaceDhahran, Saudi Arabia

    Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi (Arabic: علي بن إبراهيم النعيمي‎) (born 2 August 1935) was the Saudi... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Robert Martin

    Robert Martin



    Robert J. Martin (born January 13, 1947) is an American Republican Party politician, who... more on Wikipedia