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

List features Henry Taube, Kurt Heinecke and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Luther College?” and “Which celebrities are Luther College alumni?”
Howard Hanson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Luther College Alumni
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Howard Harold Hanson was an American composer, conductor, educator, music theorist, and champion of American classical music. As director for 40 years of the Eastman School of Music, he built a high-quality school and provided opportunities for commissioning and performing American music. He won a Pulitzer Prize and received numerous other awards. ...more

Age: Died at 85 (1896-1981)

Birthplace: Wahoo, Nebraska, United States of America

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Henry Taube is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Luther College Alumni
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Henry Taube, Ph.D, M.Sc, B.Sc., FRSC was a Canadian-born American chemist noted for having been awarded the 1983 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for "his work in the mechanisms of electron-transfer reactions, especially in metal complexes." He was the first Canadian-born chemist to win the Nobel Prize, and remains the only Saskatchewanian-born Nobel laureate. Taube completed his undergraduate and Masters degrees at the University of Saskatchewan, and his Ph.D from the University of California, Berkeley. After finishing graduate school, Taube worked at Cornell University, the University of Chicago and Stanford University. In addition to the Nobel Prize, Taube also received many other major ...more

Age: Died at 90 (1915-2005)

Birthplace: Neudorf, Canada

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Jim Nussle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Luther College Alumni
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James Allen "Jim" Nussle is the president and chief executive officer of the Credit Union National Association. He is a former American politician. Nussle served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1991 to 2007, was the Republican nominee for the 2006 Iowa gubernatorial election, losing to Democrat Chet Culver and was the director of the Office of Management and Budget from 2007 to 2009. ...more

Age: 57

Birthplace: Des Moines, Polk County, Warren County, United States of America, United States, + more

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Dean Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Luther College Alumni
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Dean Elton Johnson is a former Minnesota politician and a member of the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota. He is a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, and a former member, majority leader and minority leader of the Minnesota Senate. ...more

Age: 70

Birthplace: Minnesota, USA

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