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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
Robert Arthur "Bob" Mould is an American musician, principally known for his work as guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for alternative rock bands Hüsker Dü in the 1980s and
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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
Kofi Atta Annan is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006. Annan and the United Nations were the co-recipients ...more
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Ari Emanuel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Talent agent, Businessperson
Ariel Zev "Ari" Emanuel is an American talent agent and co-CEO of William Morris Endeavor, an entertainment and media agency. He was a founding partner of the Endeavor Agency and was ...more
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DeWitt Wallace is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
DeWitt Wallace, also known as William Roy was a United States magazine publisher. He co-founded Reader's Digest with his wife Lila Wallace and published the first issue in 1922.
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Peter Berg is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer
Peter Berg is an American actor, film director, producer, and writer. He is known for directing films such as the black comedy Very Bad Things, the action comedy The Rundown, the sports drama ...more
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Mary Karr is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Poet, Memoirist, Essayist
Mary Karr is an American poet, essayist and memoirist. She rose to fame in 1995 with the publication of her bestselling memoir The Liars' Club. She is the Peck Professor of English Literature at ...more
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Walter Mondale is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Politician
Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale is an American Democratic Party politician who served as the 42nd Vice President of the United States under President Jimmy Carter, and as a United ...more
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Joan Mondale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Librarian
Joan Mondale was Second Lady of the United States from 1977 until 1981 as the wife of Walter Mondale. She was an artist and author and served on the boards of several organizations. For her ...more
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Mac King is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Actor, Writer, Magician
Mac King is a comedy magician who has performed on television specials, often as a co-host. He has his own family-friendly show, "The Mac King Comedy Magic Show," at the Harrah's Las ...more
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Matt Entenza is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Matthew "Matt" Keating Entenza is a Minnesota lawyer and former politician who served six terms in the Minnesota House of Representatives. He served as House Minority Leader from ...more
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Olli Rehn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Politician
Olli Ilmari Rehn is a Finnish politician, who served as European Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro of the European Commission from 2004 to 2014. He had previously ...more
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Duane Hanson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Artist
Duane Hanson was an American artist and sculptor from Minnesota who worked in South Florida. He was known for his lifecast realistic works of people, cast in various materials, including ...more
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Thomas J. Abercrombie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Photographer
Thomas J. Abercrombie was a senior staff writer and photographer for National Geographic, well known for his work on Middle Eastern countries. During his tenure at the Geographic magazine, ...more
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Cass Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Architect
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
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Carl Lumbly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Journalist, Actor, Voice acting
Carl Winston Lumbly is an American film, stage, and television actor. He is best known for his roles as NYPD Detective Marcus Petrie on the CBS police drama Cagney & Lacey, CIA Agent Marcus ...more
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Michael Jensen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Professor, Economist
Michael Cole "Mike" Jensen is an American economist working in the area of financial economics. He is currently the managing director in charge of organizational strategy at Monitor ...more
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Charles Baxter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer
Charles Baxter is an American author of fiction, nonfiction and poetry.
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Paul Anderson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Paul Anderson
Paul Holden Anderson 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
Scott McCallum 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. Prior to assuming the role of ...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
Sharon Sayles Belton is an American community leader, politician and activist. She is Vice President of Community Relations and Government Affairs for Thomson Reuters Legal business. She served ...more
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Julianne Ortman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Financial adviser, Legislator, Lawyer
Julianne E. Ortman is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, she represents District 47, which includes portions of Carver ...more
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Tim O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer
William Timothy "Tim" O'Brien is an American novelist best known for his work of fiction, The Things They Carried, a critically acclaimed collection of semi-autobiographical, ...more
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Alexander Wendt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
Alexander Wendt
Alexander Wendt is a political scientist who is one of the core social constructivist scholars in the field of international relations. Wendt and scholars such as Nicholas Onuf, Peter J. ...more
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David C. Hodge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Macalester College Alumni
David Charles Hodge is the 21st president of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He began his tenure on July 1, 2006. Previously he was the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the ...more