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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. (born January 17, 1982) is an American former professional basketball player. Wade spent the majority of his 16-year career playing for the Miami Heat in the National ...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