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

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

This is a list that features graduates like Jennifer Morrison and Bob Newhart.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Loyola University Chicago?” and “Which celebrities are Loyola University Chicago alumni?”
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Bob Newhart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Loyola University Chicago Alumni
Accountant, Copywriter, Comedian

Age: 89

Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois, United States of America

George Robert Newhart (born September 5, 1929) is an American stand-up comedian and actor, noted for his deadpan and slightly stammering delivery. Newhart came to prominence in 1960 when his ...more

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Jennifer Morrison is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Loyola University Chicago Alumni
Television producer
Jennifer Marie Morrison (born April 12, 1979) is an American actress, producer, director, and former child model. She is known for her roles as Dr. Allison Cameron in the medical-drama series ...more

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Brenda Barnes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Loyola University Chicago Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 66

Brenda Czajka Barnes (November 11, 1953 – January 17, 2017) was an American businesswoman who served as president, chairman and chief executive of Sara Lee, and was the first female CEO at
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Dan Rostenkowski is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Loyola University Chicago Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 82 (1928-2010)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Daniel David Rostenkowski (January 2, 1928 – August 11, 2010) was a United States Representative from Chicago, serving from 1959 to 1995. He became one of the most powerful legislators in ...more

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John York is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Loyola University Chicago Alumni
Researcher, Pathologist

Age: 69

Birthplace: Muskogee, Oklahoma

John C. York (born April 18, 1949) is a retired American cancer research pathologist, married to Marie Denise DeBartolo York, and former co-owner and current co-chairman of the San Francisco ...more
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Ernie Manouse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Loyola University Chicago Alumni
Voice acting, Presenter

Age: 49

Birthplace: Binghamton, New York, United States of America

Ernie Manouse (born September 1, 1969, in Binghamton, New York) is an American television host, radio personality, writer and producer. He currently hosts the interview show InnerVIEWS with ...more
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Henry Hyde is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Loyola University Chicago Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 83 (1924-2007)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Henry John Hyde (April 18, 1924 – November 29, 2007) was an American politician, and served as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 2007, representing ...more
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Lindsay Gene Abston Brus... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Loyola University Chicago Alumni
Pornographic actor, Actor

Age: 39

Birthplace: USA, Kentucky, Louisville

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Leslie David Baker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Loyola University Chicago Alumni
Actor

Age: 61

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Leslie David Baker (born February 19, 1958) is an American actor. He is known for playing paper salesman Stanley Hudson in The Office for nine seasons.
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James Iha is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Loyola University Chicago Alumni
Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Songwriter

Age: 50

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

James Yoshinobu Iha (井葉吉伸, Iha Yoshinobu) (born March 26, 1968) is an American rock musician. He is best known as a guitarist and co-founder of the alternative rock band the Smashing Pumpkins. ...more
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Michael Gronstal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Loyola University Chicago Alumni

Age: 69

Birthplace: Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States of America

Michael E. Gronstal (born January 29, 1950) is a former Iowa State Senator who represented the 8th District in the Iowa Senate. He served from 1985-2017 and was the majority leader and chairman ...more
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Christina Kahrl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Loyola University Chicago Alumni
Christina Kahrl is one of the co-founders of Baseball Prospectus. She is the former executive editor of the think tank's website, BaseballProspectus.com, the former managing editor for their ...more
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Joseph M. Juran is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Loyola University Chicago Alumni
Businessperson, Consultant, Statistician

Age: Dec. at 104 (1904-2008)

Birthplace: Brăila, Sud-Est, Romania

Joseph Moses Juran (December 24, 1904 – February 28, 2008) was a Romanian-born American engineer and management consultant. He was an evangelist for quality and quality management, having ...more
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William M. Daley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Loyola University Chicago Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Banker

Age: 70

Birthplace: Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, Chicago, United States of America, United States, + more

For other people with a similar name, see William Daley (disambiguation)William Michael Daley (born August 9, 1948) is an American lawyer, politician and former banker. He served as White House ...more
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William A. Blase Jr is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Loyola University Chicago Alumni
Businessperson

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri

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Michael Pfleger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Loyola University Chicago Alumni
Priest, Pastor, Social activist

Age: 69

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Michael Louis Pfleger (born May 22, 1949) is a Roman Catholic priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago and a social activist in Chicago, Illinois.
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Lisa Madigan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Loyola University Chicago Alumni
Politician

Age: 52

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Lisa Murray Madigan (born July 30, 1966) is an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, she served as Attorney General of the U.S. state of Illinois from 2003 to 2019, ...more
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Jim D. DeVries is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Loyola University Chicago Alumni
Businessperson
James DeVries is senior vice president, human resources for the Allstate Insurance Company and is a member of Allstate's senior management team. As senior vice president human resources, DeVries ...more
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Ed Derwinski is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Loyola University Chicago Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 86 (1926-2012)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Edward Joseph Derwinski (September 15, 1926 – January 15, 2012) was an American politician who served as the first Cabinet-level United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs, serving under ...more
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Mary S. Mcleod is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Loyola University Chicago Alumni
Mary McLeod is Senior Vice President, Worldwide Human Resources, for Pfizer Inc. Prior to joining Pfizer, Ms. McLeod held Head of Human Resources positions for Symbol Technologies and Charles ...more
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Mary A. Tolan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Loyola University Chicago Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 59

Mary A. Tolan is the Chief Executive Officer of Chicago-based Accretive Health, a patient access and revenue cycle service company for health care providers.
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Daniel Hynes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Loyola University Chicago Alumni
Daniel Hynes Politician

Age: 50

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Daniel W. Hynes (born July 20, 1968) is an American politician, formerly the Illinois Comptroller. He is currently Deputy Governor for Budget & Economy.
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J. Dennis O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Loyola University Chicago Alumni

Age: 77

John Dennis O'Connor, known as J.Dennis O'Connor, (born 1942) is an American biologist and was the sixteenth Chancellor (1991–1995) of the University of Pittsburgh.
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Erwin Lutzer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Loyola University Chicago Alumni
Pastor, Writer

Age: 77

Birthplace: Regina, Canada

Erwin W. Lutzer (born October 3, 1941) is an evangelical Christian pastor, teacher and author. He was the senior pastor of The Moody Church in Chicago, Illinois, from 1980 to 2016.
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John B. Menzer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Loyola University Chicago Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 69

John B. Menzer served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of Wal-Mart International Division, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. from June 1999 to October 2005. Prior to June ...more