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

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

Alumni include Dwyane Wade, Chris Farley and more.

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

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Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Basketball player Dwyane Tyrone Wade, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. He has established himself as one of the most ...more

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Tom Snyder is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Newsreader, Actor, Presenter Thomas James "Tom" Snyder was an American television personality, news anchor, and radio personality best known for his late night talk shows The Tomorrow Show, on the NBC television ...more

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Chris Farley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Stunt Performer, Comedian, Actor Christopher Crosby "Chris" Farley was an American comedian and actor. Farley was known for his loud, energetic comedic style, and was a member of Chicago's Second City Theatre and cast ...more

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Jason Rae is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Jason Rae is a Democratic National Committee member from the state of Wisconsin. Rae is the youngest person ever elected to the DNC.

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Don Ameche is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Radio personality, Actor, TV Personality Don Ameche was an American actor, voice artist, and comedian, with a career spanning almost 60 years. After touring in vaudeville, he featured in many biographical films, including The Story of ...more

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Woody Herman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Saxophonist, Bandleader, Clarinetist Woodrow Charles "Woody" Herman was an American jazz clarinetist, alto and soprano saxophonist, singer, and big band leader. Leading various groups called "The Herd", Herman ...more

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John G. Schmitz is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Politician, Professor John George Schmitz was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives and California State Senate from Orange County, California. He was also a member of the John Birch ...more

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Gail Collins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Editor, Commentator, Journalist Gail Collins is an American journalist, op-ed columnist and author, most recognized for her work with the New York Times. Joining the Times in 1995 as a member of the editorial board, from 2001 ...more

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Peter Bonerz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Television director, Actor Peter Bonerz is an American actor and director who is best known for his role as Dr. Jerry Robinson on The Bob Newhart Show. Born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Bonerz grew up in Milwaukee, ...more

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Kevin Farley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Production Designer, Actor, Singer Kevin Peter Farley is an American actor, production designer, singer, dancer, occasional composer and stand-up comic.

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Charles Siebert is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Television director, Actor Charles Alan Siebert is an American actor and television director. As an actor he is probably best known for his role as Dr. Stanley Riverside II on the television series Trapper John, M.D. ...more

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Darren R. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Businessperson Darren R. Jackson joined Advance Auto Parts as President and CEO on January 7, 2008.

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Don Wadewitz is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Sports commentator Donald Richard Wadewitz II is an American sportscaster.

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Ben L. Salomon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Surgeon, Dentist Benjamin Lewis Salomon was a United States Army dentist during World War II, assigned as a front-line surgeon. When the Japanese started overrunning his hospital, he stood a rear-guard action in ...more

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Dan Simone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Businessperson Dan Simone served as a Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Trapeze Networks.

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Greg Cergol is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, TV Journalist Greg Cergol is WNBC's Long Island correspondent and serves as a substitute anchor. He joined WNBC in 1999 after spending 9 years as a reporter and anchor with News 12 Long Island. Before that, ...more

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Pat O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Actor William Joseph Patrick "Pat" O'Brien was an American film actor with more than one hundred screen credits. Of Irish descent, he often played Irish and Irish-American characters and was ...more

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Kathleen Q. Abernathy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Lawyer Kathleen Quinn Abernathy is an American lawyer. She is the Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President of Regulatory and Government Affairs of Frontier Communications, in its Washington, ...more

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Robert J. Beck is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Political scientist Robert J. Beck is an educator and scholar of international law and international relations.

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Don Manzullo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Donald A. "Don" Manzullo was the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 16th congressional district, from 1993 to 2013. He is a member of the Republican Party. From 2001 to 2007 he served ...more

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Buddy Cianci is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Vincent Albert "Buddy" Cianci, Jr. is an American lawyer, convicted felon, conservative radio talk show host, politician & political commentator who served as the mayor of ...more

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Marc H Ellis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Philosopher Marc H. Ellis is an American author, liberation theologian, and a former University Professor of Jewish Studies, Professor of History and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at Baylor ...more

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Gwen Moore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Politician Gwendolynne Sophia "Gwen" Moore is the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 4th congressional district, serving since 2005. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district is ...more

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Felix Perez Camacho is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Felix Perez Camacho Politician Felix James Perez Camacho is a former Governor of Guam from January 6, 2003 to January 3, 2011. He is a member of the United States Republican Party.

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Steve Austria is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Politician Stephen Clement "Steve" Austria was the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 7th congressional district, serving from 2009 to 2013. He is a member of the Republican Party. In December 2011, ...more

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Rondell Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Comedian, Actor Rondell Jerome Sheridan is an American actor, comedian and television director, best known for his six-year portrayal of Victor Baxter, the goofy-yet-lovable father of a psychic teenager, in the ...more

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Rudy Perpich is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Politician Rudolph George "Rudy" Perpich, Sr. was an American politician and the longest-serving governor of Minnesota. A member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, he served as the 34th and ...more

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Jerel McNeal is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Jerel McNeal Basketball player Jerel McNeal is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association.

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William R. Stemper is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Businessperson William Stemper serves as President of Comcast Business Services for Comcast Cable.

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John J Stollenwerk is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
John J Stollenwerk Businessperson John J. Stollenwerk, was elected to the Marquette University Board of Trustees in 1991 and was elected vice chair in 2006. He is the chairman of Allen-Edmonds Shoe Corp. and Agricol ...more

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Robert B. Pinter is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Robert B. Pinter Mathematician Robert Bartholomew Pinter was a biomedical engineer and authority on signal processing in the insect visual system.

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Albin Gurklis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Priest, Mathematician Albin J. Gurklis was a member of the Order of the Marians of the Immaculate Conception and a noted mathematics teacher at Marianapolis Preparatory School.

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Clement J. Zablocki is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Politician Clement John Zablocki was a U.S. Representative representing the heavily Polish south side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A liberal Democrat, he built his reputation in foreign policy, taking strong ...more

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Terence T. Evans is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Terence T. Evans Judge Terence Thomas Evans was a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

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Amy Madigan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Pianist, Film Producer, Actor Amy Marie Madigan is an American actress and musician. Her film appearances include Places in the Heart, Field of Dreams, Uncle Buck, Pollock, and Gone Baby Gone. She was nominated for the ...more

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Matthew Lesko is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Matthew Lesko is an American author, self-proclaimed federal grant researcher, and infomercial personality. He has written more than twenty books telling people how to get money from the United ...more

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Dominic James is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Dominic James Basketball player Dominic James is an American professional basketball player who last played for Poitiers Basket 86.

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Swede Johnston is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
American football player Chester "Swede" Johnston was a professional American football player who played running back for seven seasons for the Cincinnati Reds, Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Gunners and ...more

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Margaret Farrow is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Teacher Margaret A. Farrow was the 42nd Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin and the first female to hold the office. She was born and raised in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and attended Rosary College in River ...more

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Doc Rivers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Coach Glenn Anton "Doc" Rivers is an American basketball coach and former player. He is the current head coach and President of Basketball Operations for the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers. A ...more

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Pedro Colón is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Lawyer Pedro A. Colón is a Milwaukee lawyer who has served as a Democratic Party member of the Wisconsin State Assembly, representing the 8th Assembly District, from 1999 to 2010. He was the ...more

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Mike Mulica is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Businessperson Mike Mulica, President and CEO of BridgePort Networks, is focused on developing and growing BridgePort Networks, a leader in mobile to Voice over IP roaming. With more than twenty years in the ...more

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Scott Walker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Politician Scott Kevin Walker is an American Republican politician who is the 45th Governor of Wisconsin. He is a two-term Governor, elected in 2010 and 2014, who also defeated an effort to recall him in ...more

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Ulice Payne Jr is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Ulice Payne Jr Businessperson In 2002 Ulice Payne Jr. made history when he became the first African American to head up a Major League Baseball franchise. With his appointment to the role of CEO and president of the ...more

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Juan
Juan "Pachín" Vicéns Sastre was a Puerto Rican basketball player. Vicéns was famous for his performance with the Ponce Lions and with the Puerto Rican national ...more

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Pat Finn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Actor Pat Finn is an American film and television actor.

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Wesley Matthews is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Basketball player Wesley Matthews, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Portland Trail Blazers in the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the ...more

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Alberto J. Paracchini is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
With two decades of experience in financial services, Mr. Paracchini joined E-LOAN as Chief Financial Officer in February 2007. Prior to E-LOAN, he served as Chief Financial Officer at Popular ...more

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Jim Krueger is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Jim Krueger Cartoonist, Writer Jim Krueger is an American comic book writer, novelist, and filmmaker.

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Ralph Metcalfe is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Marquette University Alumni
Ralph Harold Metcalfe, Sr. was an American track and field sprinter and politician. He jointly held the world record in the 100-meter dash and placed second in that event in two Olympics, the ...more