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

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

This list includes Paul Ryan, Ben Roethlisberger and more.

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

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Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Miami University
Actor, Athlete, American football player Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr., nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Miami ...more

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Nick Lachey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Miami University
Songwriter, Television producer, Screenwriter Nicholas Scott "Nick" Lachey is an American singer-songwriter, actor, producer, and television personality. Lachey rose to fame as the lead singer of the multi-platinum selling boy ...more

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Paul Ryan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Miami University
Politician Paul Davis Ryan Jr. (born January 29, 1970) is an American politician serving as the 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives since 2015. He was the Republican Party nominee ...more

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Tina Louise is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Miami University
Author, Actor, Singer Tina Louise is an American actress, singer, and author. She is best known for her role as the movie star Ginger Grant in the situation comedy, Gilligan's Island.

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The Miz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Miami University
Media Personality, Announcer, Wrestler Michael Gregory "Mike" Mizanin is an American professional wrestler, reality television star, and actor. He is signed to WWE, where he performs under the ring name The Miz. Mizanin ...more

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Christine Chubbuck is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Miami University
Journalist, TV Journalist Christine Chubbuck was an American television news reporter who worked for WTOG and WXLT-TV in Florida during her career. She is noted for committing suicide during a live television broadcast.

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Enrique Iglesias is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Miami University
Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter Enrique Miguel Iglesias Preysler, simply known as Enrique Iglesias is a Spanish singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Iglesias started his career in the mid-1990s on an American ...more

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Samuel Laws is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Miami University
Inventor The Rev. Dr. Samuel Spahr Laws was an American minister, professor, physician, college president, businessman and inventor best known today as the inventor of the Laws Gold Indicator, a ...more

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Mojo Nixon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Miami University
Mojo Nixon is an American musician, known for playing psychobilly music. He has officially retired from playing live and recording, though he does host several radio shows on Sirius Satellite ...more

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Alan Shepard is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Miami University
Pilot, Astronaut, United States Naval Aviator Alan Bartlett "Al" Shepard, Jr., was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, flag officer, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, and businessman, who in 1961 ...more

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Benjamin Harrison is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Miami University
Politician, Lawyer Benjamin Harrison was the 23rd President of the United States; he was the grandson of the ninth President, William Henry Harrison. Harrison had become a prominent local attorney, Presbyterian ...more

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Art Clokey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Miami University
Screenwriter, Animator, Film Director Arthur "Art" Clokey was an American pioneer in the popularization of stop motion clay animation, best known as the creator of the character Gumby. Clokey's career began in 1955 with a ...more

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Katie Lee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Miami University
Cook, Author, Food critic Zealand Katherine Rebekah "Katie" Lee is an American cookbook author, television food critic, cook, and novelist.

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C. Michael Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Miami University
Businessperson C Michael Armstrong is an American business executive and former AT&T chairman and CEO. He tried to reestablish AT&T as an end-to-end carrier but, due to the dot-com bust and various ...more

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Brian Pillman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Miami University
Wrestler, American football player Brian William Pillman was an American football player and professional wrestler best known for his appearances in World Championship Wrestling, Extreme Championship Wrestling and the World ...more

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Allan Sandage is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Miami University
Scientist, Astronomer Allan Rex Sandage was an American astronomer. He was Staff Member Emeritus with the Carnegie Observatories in Pasadena, California. He determined the first reasonably accurate values for the ...more

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John Shoemaker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Miami University
John Shoemaker John Shoemaker is a former minor league baseball player and manager of the Ogden Raptors. Shoemaker attended Waverly High School and Miami University before he was drafted in the 35th round of ...more

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Louis E. Strigari is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Miami University
Researcher Louis Strigari is a research associate in KIPAC at Stanford University.

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P. J. O'Rourke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Miami University
Journalist, Screenwriter, Satirist Patrick Jake "P. J." O'Rourke is an American political satirist, journalist, writer, and author. O'Rourke is the H. L. Mencken Research Fellow at the Cato Institute and is a regular ...more

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John Shaw Billings is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Miami University
Librarian, Physician, Surgeon John Shaw Billings was an American librarian and surgeon best known as the modernizer of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office of the Army and as the first director of the New York Public ...more

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Whitelaw Reid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Miami University
Publisher, Politician, Diplomat Whitelaw Reid was a U.S. politician and newspaper editor, as well as the author of a popular history of Ohio in the Civil War. He was the grandfather of prominent journalist and New York Herald ...more

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Patricia B. Morrison is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Miami University
Businessperson Patricia B. Morrison has been the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Motorola Inc. since July 25, 2005. In this role, Ms. Morrison oversees all strategic, operational and ...more

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Bo Schembechler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Miami University
American Football coach, American football player Glenn Edward "Bo" Schembechler, Jr. was an American football player, coach, and athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Miami University from 1963 to 1968 and ...more

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Jim Kelly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Miami University
Actor, American football player James Edward Kelly is a retired American football player, a quarterback in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills and in the United States Football League for the Houston Gamblers. ...more

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Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Miami University
Basketball player, Coach Ronald "Ron" Harper is a retired American professional basketball player whose career spanned from 1986 to 2001 with four teams in the NBA. At 6-foot-6-inches, his position was ...more

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Erwin Hinckly Barbour is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Miami University
Geologist Erwin Hinckly Barbour, Ph. D was an American geologist and paleontologist. He was born near Oxford, Ohio, and was educated at Miami University and at Yale, where he graduated in 1882. He was ...more

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Kurt Squire is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Miami University
Journalist Dr. Kurt D. Squire is an associate professor at University of Wisconsin–Madison, and Director of the Games, Learning & Society Initiative, best known for his research into game design for ...more

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Samuel Fenton Cary is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Miami University
Politician, Farmer, Lawyer Samuel Fenton Cary was a congressman and significant temperance movement leader in the 19th century. Cary became well-known nationally as a prohibitionist author and lecturer.

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Walter Alston is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Miami University
Manager, Baseball player Walter Emmons Alston, nicknamed "Smokey", was an American baseball player and manager in Major League Baseball. He is best known as the manager of the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers ...more

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Robert McGill Loughridge is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Miami University
Missionary Robert McGill Loughridge was an American Presbyterian missionary who served among the Creek Indians in Indian Territory. He attended Miami University, Ohio, and graduated in 1837; Loughridge was ...more

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Oliver P. Morton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Miami University
Judge, Politician, Lawyer Oliver Hazard Perry Throck Morton, commonly known as Oliver P. Morton, was a U.S. Republican Party politician from Indiana. He served as the 14th Governor of Indiana during the American Civil ...more

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Marc Cox is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Miami University
Journalist, Newsreader, Missouri Broadcasters Association News 4 Reporter ' ' ' Marc Cox ' ' ' joined KMOV-TV in 1993 as a General Assignment Reporter and became a Weekend Anchor in the fall of 1994. In August of 1996, Marc was promoted to Co-Anchor ...more

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Caleb Blood Smith is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Miami University
Politician, Journalist, Lawyer Caleb Blood Smith was an American journalist and politician, serving in the Cabinet of Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War.

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Mike DeWine is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Miami University
Politician, Lawyer Richard Michael "Mike" DeWine is an American lawyer and Republican Party politician from Cedarville, Ohio. DeWine is serving his second term as Ohio Attorney General, a seat he won ...more

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Mike Emrick is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Miami University
Announcer, Sports commentator Michael "Doc" Emrick is an American sports commentator noted mostly for his work in ice hockey. Emrick is currently the lead announcer for NHL national telecasts on both NBC and NBC ...more

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Mike Oxley is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Miami University
Politician Michael Garver "Mike" Oxley is an American politician of the Republican party who served as a U.S. representative from the 4th congressional district of Ohio. Oxley was born in ...more

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Earl Blaik is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Miami University
American football player Earl Henry "Red" Blaik was an American football player, coach, college athletics administrator, and United States Army officer. He served as the head football coach at Dartmouth ...more

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Rita Dove is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Miami University
Poet, Professor, Author Rita Frances Dove is an American poet and author. From 1993 to 1995 she served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. She is the first African American to have been ...more

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Ira Newble is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Miami University
Basketball player Ira Newble is an American former professional basketball player. He played in the NBA with the San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle SuperSonics, and Los Angeles

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Steven Reineke is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Miami University
Conductor, Composer, Music Director Steven Reineke is a conductor, composer, and arranger from Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the Music Director of The New York Pops. He currently resides in New York City.

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Chad Reineke is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Miami University
Baseball player Chad Karl Reineke is an American professional baseball pitcher who is currently a free agent.

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John Willock Noble is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Miami University
Politician, Lawyer John Willock Noble was a U.S. lawyer and brevet general in the Civil War. He served as the Secretary of the Interior between 1889 and 1893.

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Ron Zook is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Miami University
Coach, American football player Ronald Andrew "Ron" Zook is an American football coach and former player. He served as the head football coach at the University of Florida from 2002 to 2004 and the University of ...more

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Jennifer Brunner is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Miami University
Politician Jennifer Lee Brunner is an American politician of the Democratic Party who served as the Ohio Secretary of State; Brunner was the first woman to serve in this capacity. She took office after ...more

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John Pont is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Miami University
John Pont Coach, American football player John Pont was an American football player and coach. He served as head coach at Miami University, Yale University, Northwestern University and Indiana University. He was the only Indiana ...more

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Wally Szczerbiak is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Miami University
Basketball player, Actor Walter Robert "Wally" Szczerbiak is a former American professional basketball player in the NBA.

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Ara Parseghian is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Miami University
Coach, American football player Ara Raoul Parseghian is a former American football player and coach who guided the University of Notre Dame to national championships in 1966 and 1973. He is noted for bringing Notre Dame's ...more

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Charles Anderson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Miami University
Politician Charles Anderson was first a Whig and later a Republican politician from Ohio. He served briefly as the 27th Governor of Ohio.

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John Stuart Williams is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Miami University
Lawyer John Stuart Williams was a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War and a postbellum Democratic U.S. Senator from Kentucky.

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Rebecca Budig is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Miami University
Actor, Presenter Rebecca Jo Budig is an American actress and television presenter, best known for her role as Greenlee Smythe Lavery on the ABC soap opera All My Children from 1999 to the 2011 network ending. ...more