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

List contains graduates like Harry Statham, Andrew Goodpaster.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to McKendree University?” and “Which celebrities are McKendree University alumni?”
Charles S. Deneen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous McKendree University Alumni
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Charles Samuel Deneen was the 23rd Governor of Illinois, serving from 1905 to 1913, and was the first to serve two consecutive term totaling eight years. He served as a U.S. Senator from Illinois, 1925–1931. Deneen also served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives in 1892. He had also ...more

Age: Died at 77 (1863-1940)

Birthplace: Edwardsville, Illinois, United States of America

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Andrew Goodpaster is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous McKendree University Alumni
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Andrew Jackson Goodpaster was an American Army General. He served as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe from July 1, 1969 and Commander in Chief of the United States European Command from May 5, 1969 until his retirement December 17, 1974. As such, he was the commander of all NATO and United ...more

Age: Died at 90 (1915-2005)

Birthplace: Granite City, Illinois, United States of America

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Frank Hereford is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous McKendree University Alumni
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Frank Hereford was a United States Representative and Senator from West Virginia. Born near Warrenton, Virginia, he completed preparatory studies and graduated from McKendree University in 1845. He studied law and was admitted to the bar and practiced. He moved to California in 1849 and was district ...more

Age: Died at 66 (1825-1891)

Birthplace: Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Virginia, + more

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James H. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous McKendree University Alumni
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James H. Wilson


James Harrison Wilson was a United States Army topographic engineer and a Union Army Major General in the American Civil War. He served as an aide to Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan during the Maryland Campaign before joining Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's army in the Western Theater, where he was ...more

Age: Died at 88 (1837-1925)

Birthplace: Shawneetown, Illinois, United States of America