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Famous Macalester College Alumni

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

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

List contains graduates like Bob Mould, Peter Berg.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Macalester College?” and “Which celebrities are Macalester College alumni?”
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Bob Mould is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist

Age: 58

Birthplace: Malone, New York, United States of America

Robert Arthur Mould (born October 16, 1960) is an American musician, principally known for his work as guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for alternative rock bands Hüsker Dü in the ...more

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Kofi Annan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Politician, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Diplomat

Age: 80

Birthplace: Kumasi, Ghana

Kofi Atta Annan (; 8 April 1938 – 18 August 2018) was a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the UN ...more

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Ari Emanuel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Talent agent, Businessperson

Age: 57

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Ari Emanuel (born March 29, 1961) is an American talent agent and the co-CEO of William Morris Endeavor (WME), an entertainment and media agency. He was a founding partner of the Endeavor Talent ...more
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DeWitt Wallace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni

Age: Dec. at 92 (1889-1981)

Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota

DeWitt Wallace (born William Roy DeWitt Wallace; November 12, 1889 – March 30, 1981), was an American magazine publisher. Wallace co-founded Reader's Digest with his wife Lila Bell Wallace, ...more
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Peter Berg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 56

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Peter Berg (born March 11, 1964) is an American director, producer, writer, and actor. His directorial film works include the black comedy Very Bad Things (1998), the action comedy The Rundown ...more

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Mary Karr is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Poet, Memoirist, Essayist

Age: 64

Birthplace: Groves, Texas

Mary Karr (born January 16, 1955) is an American poet, essayist and memoirist from East Texas. She rose to fame in 1995 with the publication of her bestselling memoir The Liars' Club. She is the ...more
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Walter Mondale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Walter Mondale Politician

Age: 91

Birthplace: Ceylon, Minnesota, United States of America

Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale (born January 5, 1928) is an American politician, diplomat and lawyer who served as the 42nd vice president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. A ...more
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Joan Mondale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Librarian

Age: Dec. at 84 (1930-2014)

Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, United States of America

Joan Mondale (née Adams; August 8, 1930 – February 3, 2014) was Second Lady of the United States from 1977 until 1981 as the wife of Walter Mondale, the 42nd Vice President of the United ...more
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Mac King is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Actor, Writer, Magician

Age: 59

Birthplace: Hopkinsville, Kentucky, United States of America

Mac King (born December 2, 1959) is an American magician who has performed on television specials, often as a co-host. He has his own family-friendly show, "The Mac King Comedy Magic ...more
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Matt Entenza is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 57

Birthplace: Santa Monica, California

Matthew "Matt" Keating Entenza (born October 4, 1961) is a Minnesota lawyer and former politician who served six terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives. He served as House ...more
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Olli Rehn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Politician

Age: 56

Birthplace: Mikkeli, Finland

Olli Ilmari Rehn (listen ; born 31 March 1962) is a Finnish politician serving as Governor of the Bank of Finland since 2018. A member of the Centre Party, he served as Minister of Economic ...more
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Duane Hanson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Artist

Age: Dec. at 71 (1925-1996)

Birthplace: Alexandria, Minnesota

Duane Hanson (January 17, 1925 – January 6, 1996) was an American artist and sculptor born in Minnesota. He spent most of his career in South Florida. He was known for his life sized realistic ...more
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Thomas J. Abercrombie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Photographer

Age: Dec. at 76 (1930-2006)

Birthplace: Stillwater, Minnesota

Thomas J. Abercrombie (August 13, 1930 – April 3, 2006) was a senior staff writer and photographer for National Geographic, well known for his work on Middle Eastern countries. During his tenure ...more
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Cass Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Architect

Age: Dec. at 75 (1859-1934)

Birthplace: Zanesville, Ohio

Cass Gilbert was a prominent American architect. An early proponent of skyscrapers in works like the Woolworth Building, Gilbert was also responsible for numerous museums and libraries, state ...more
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Alain Chuard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Entrepreneur

Age: 45

Birthplace: Bern, Switzerland

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Carl Lumbly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Journalist, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 67

Birthplace: Minneapolis, USA, Minnesota

Carl Winston Lumbly (born August 14, 1951) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as NYPD Detective Marcus Petrie on the CBS police drama Cagney & Lacey, CIA Agent Marcus Dixon ...more
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Michael Jensen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Professor, Economist

Age: 79

Birthplace: Rochester, Minnesota

Michael Jensen may refer to: Michael C. Jensen (born 1939), American economist Michael Jensen (theologian), Australian theologian Michael Jensen (rower), Danish lightweight rower Michael Jepsen ...more
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Charles Baxter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: 71

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Charles Morley Baxter (born May 13, 1947) is an American novelist, essayist, and poet.
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Paul Anderson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Paul Anderson

Age: 75

Birthplace: Eden Prairie, Minnesota

Paul Holden Anderson (born May 14, 1943) is a former Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. He served as Chief Judge of the Minnesota Court of Appeals from 1992 to 1994.
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Scott McCallum is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Scott McCallum

Age: 68

Birthplace: Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States of America

James Scott McCallum (born May 2, 1950) is an American businessman and former politician. A member of the Republican Party, he was the 43rd Governor of Wisconsin, serving from 2001 to 2003. ...more
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Sharon Sayles Belton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Sharon Sayles Belton Activist, Politician

Age: 67

Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota

Sharon Sayles Belton (born May 13, 1951) is an American community leader, politician and activist. She is Vice President of Community Relations and Government Affairs for Thomson Reuters Legal ...more
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Julianne Ortman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Financial adviser, Legislator, Lawyer

Age: 56

Birthplace: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States of America

Julianne E. Ortman (born August 29, 1962) is a Minnesota politician and former member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, she represented District 47, which ...more
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Tim O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: 72

Birthplace: Austin, Minnesota

William Timothy "Tim" O'Brien (born October 1, 1946) is an American novelist. He is best known for his book The Things They Carried (1990), a collection of linked semi-autobiographical ...more
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Alexander Wendt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Alexander Wendt

Age: 61

Birthplace: Mainz, Germany

Alexander Wendt (born 12 June 1958) is an American political scientist who is one of the core social constructivist researchers in the field of international relations, and a key contributor to ...more
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David C. Hodge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni

Age: 70

Birthplace: Stewartville, Minnesota

David Charles Hodge (born September 27, 1948 in Stewartville, Minnesota) was the 21st president of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He began his tenure on July 1, 2006. Previously he was the ...more