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

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

Items include everything from Story Musgrave to Charles G. Dawes.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Marietta College?” and “Which celebrities are Marietta College alumni?”

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Story Musgrave is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Biophysicist, Public speaker, Physiologist Franklin Story Musgrave is an American physician and a retired NASA astronaut. He is a public speaker and consultant to both Disney's Imagineering group and Applied Minds in California. In 1996 ...more

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Charles G. Dawes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Politician, Composer, Banker Charles Gates Dawes was an American banker and politician who was the 30th Vice President of the United States. For his work on the Dawes Plan for World War I reparations he was a cowinner of ...more

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Joy Williams is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Essayist Joy Williams is an American author of fiction.

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Gerald Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Journalist, Writer Gerald Tomlinson was a crime writer and editor. He wrote about sports, crime and New Jersey topis. Over twenty-five of his stories appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Alfred ...more

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William Irwin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
William Irwin William Irwin was a California politician from the Democratic Party who served as the 13th governor of California between 1875 and 1880. He previously served as acting lieutenant governor for ...more

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Joel Pritchard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Businessperson, Politician Joel McFee Pritchard was a Republican politician from Washington. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives and as the 14th Lieutenant Governor of Washington. Pritchard was born in Seattle, ...more

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Francis B. Loomis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Editing Francis Butler Loomis served as the United States Ambassador to Venezuela from 1897 to 1901 and the United States Ambassador to Portugal from 1901 to 1902. He was the United States Assistant ...more

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Doug La Follette is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Politician, Environmentalist, Professor Douglas J. "Doug" La Follette is an American academic, environmental activist, and politician from the state of Wisconsin. A Democrat, he is the current Secretary of State of ...more

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Dean Hess is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Dean Hess Dean Elmer Hess was an American minister and United States Air Force colonel who was involved in the so-called "Kiddy Car Airlift," the documented rescue of 950 orphans and 80 ...more

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Albert B. White is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Politician Albert Blakeslee White was the 11th Governor of West Virginia from 1901 to 1905. White was educated in the public schools of Columbus, Ohio. In 1878, he graduated from Marietta College. In 1879, ...more

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Joseph G. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Joseph G. Wilson Joseph Gardner Wilson was a U.S. Republican politician in the state of Oregon. A native of New Hampshire, he served as a state circuit court judge and as a justice on the Oregon Supreme Court, ...more

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C. William O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
C. William O'Neill was a Republican politician from Ohio. He was born in Marietta, Ohio. He was the 59th Governor of Ohio. He graduated from both Marietta College and The Ohio State University ...more

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Willard Warner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Politician Willard Warner was a brevet brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was a U.S. senator from the state of Alabama after the war.

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Rufus Dawes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Rufus Dawes Rufus R. Dawes was a military officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He used the middle initial "R" but had no middle name. He was noted for his service in the famed ...more

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Don Schaly is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Don Schaly Don Schaly was an American baseball coach. He was the baseball coach at Marietta College in Ohio for 40 years, from 1964 to 2003. Schaly, a native of Ellwood City, Pennsylvania, retired ...more

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Laban T. Moore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Lawyer Laban Theodore Moore was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky. Born in Wayne County, Virginia, near Louisa, Kentucky, Moore attended Marshall Academy now Marshall University in Virginia and was ...more

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Riley E. Stratton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Riley E. Stratton Riley Evans Stratton was an American attorney and judge in Oregon. He served as the 11th Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, serving from 1859 until 1866. He was one of the first ...more

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Terry Mulholland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Baseball player Terence John Mulholland is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. He threw left-handed and batted right-handed.

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Wilbur Lang Schramm is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Journalist Wilbur Lang Schramm, was a scholar and "authority on mass communications". He founded the Iowa Writers' Workshop in 1935 and served as its first director until 1941. Schramm was hugely ...more

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Jim Tracy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Manager, Baseball player, Coach James Edwin Tracy is a former manager. Tracy was named manager of the Rockies after previous manager, Clint Hurdle, was fired on May 29, 2009. He has accumulated two playoff wins in his 11 year ...more

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Ban Johnson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Ban Johnson Byron Bancroft "Ban" Johnson, was an American executive in professional baseball who served as the founder and first president of the American League. Johnson developed the AL—a ...more

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Carte Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Lawyer Carte Patrick Goodwin is an American attorney who briefly served as a United States Senator from West Virginia in 2010. A member of the Democratic Party, he was appointed by Governor Joe Manchin ...more

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Beman Gates Dawes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Beman Gates Dawes was a politician and oil executive who served two terms as a Republican Congressman from Ohio. Dawes, a descendant of American Revolution hero William Dawes and the son of ...more

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Rich Galen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Rich Galen Richard A. "Rich" Galen is a columnist and Republican strategist and former press-secretary to Vice President Dan Quayle and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Galen has frequently ...more

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Edward Marsden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Edward Marsden The Rev. Edward Marsden was a Canadian-American missionary and member of the Tsimshian nation who became the first Alaska Native to be ordained in the ministry. He was born May 19, 1869, in ...more

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Al Jolley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Alvin Jay Jolley was a professional football player and coach. He played for the Cleveland Tigers, Akron Pros, Dayton Triangles, Oorang Indians, Buffalo Bisons, Brooklyn Dodgers and the ...more

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John Elias Williams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
John Elias Williams John Elias Williams was a missionary to China, he served with the American Presbyterian Mission for 28 years. He was also the vice president of the University of Nanking. He was murdered in ...more

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Charles L. Peterson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Charles L. Peterson Charles L. Peterson is an American artist born in 1927 who is primarily known for his mastery of watercolor paintings and for prestigious maritime artwork. As one of the leading artists in the ...more

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Andrea Parhamovich is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Andrea Parhamovich Andrea Suzanne Parhamovich was a National Democratic Institute employee killed in Baghdad, Iraq when her convoy was ambushed as she was returning from teaching a class on democracy. She was the ...more

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Henry M. Dawes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Henry M. Dawes Businessperson Henry May Dawes was an American businessman and banker from a prominent Ohio family. He served as a United States Comptroller of the Currency from 1923 to 1924 and also worked as an executive in ...more

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John F. Follett is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
John F. Follett John Fassett Follett was a U.S. Representative from Ohio. Born near Enosburg, Vermont, Follett moved to Ohio in 1837 with his parents, who settled in Licking County. He pursued classical ...more

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Theodore Earl Butler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Theodore Earl Butler Theodore Earl Butler, was an American impressionist painter. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, and moved to Paris to study art. He befriended Claude Monet in Giverny, and married his stepdaughter, ...more

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Ray Barnhart is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Ray Barnhart Ray Anderson Barnhart was a businessman and Republican politician, formerly from Pasadena in Harris County, Texas. From 1981 to 1987, Barnhart was director of the Federal Highway Administration ...more

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David H. Rosenbloom is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
David H. Rosenbloom David H. Rosenbloom is a well-known scholar in the field of Public Administration. He is the Distinguished Professor of Public Administration at the School of Public Affairs at American ...more

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Mel Doherty is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Marietta College Alumni
Mel Doherty John L. Doherty was a professional American football player-coach with the Cincinnati Celts of the "Ohio League" and its direct descendant, the American Professional Football ...more