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Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Montana State University - Bozeman and be of some renown.

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

Examples include Jan Stenerud and Lincoln Chafee.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Montana State University - Bozeman?” and “Which celebrities are Montana State University - Bozeman alumni?”
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Lester Hogan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Physicist, Inventor

Age: Dec. at 88 (1920-2008)

Birthplace: Great Falls, Montana

Clarence Lester "Les" Hogan (February 8, 1920 – August 12, 2008) was an American physicist and a pioneer in microwave and semiconductor technology. He grew up as a brother to three ...more
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Loren Acton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Physicist

Age: 82

Birthplace: Lewistown, Montana

Loren Wilber Acton (born March 7, 1936) is an American physicist who flew on Space Shuttle mission STS-51-F as a Payload Specialist for the Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory. Acton was born ...more
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Sarah Vowell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Journalist, Author, Actor

Age: 49

Birthplace: USA, Oklahoma, Muskogee

Sarah Jane Vowell (born December 27, 1969) is an American historian, author, journalist, essayist, social commentator and actress. Often referred to as a "social observer," Vowell has ...more

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Sam McCullum is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
American football player

Age: 66

Birthplace: McComb, Mississippi

Samuel Charles McCullum (born November 30, 1952) is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for 10 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Seattle ...more
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Doug Coombs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Stunt Performer, Alpine skier

Age: Dec. at 49 (1957-2006)

Birthplace: Bedford, Massachusetts

Doug Coombs (September 24, 1957 – April 3, 2006) was an American alpine skier and mountaineer who helped to pioneer the sport of extreme skiing, both in North America and worldwide.
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Chet Huntley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, Actor

Age: Dec. at 63 (1911-1974)

Birthplace: Cardwell, Montana, United States of America

Chester Robert "Chet" Huntley (December 10, 1911 – March 20, 1974) was an American television newscaster, best known for co-anchoring NBC's evening news program, The Huntley-Brinkley ...more
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Craig Kilborn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: 56

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Craig Kilborn (born August 24, 1962) is an American comedian, sports and political commentator, actor, and television host. He was the first host of The Daily Show, a former anchor on ESPN's ...more

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Rodney Hide is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Politician

Age: 62

Birthplace: Oxford, New Zealand

Rodney Philip Hide (born 16 December 1956) is a former New Zealand politician of the ACT Party. Hide was a Member of Parliament for ACT from 1996 until 2011, was ACT's leader between 2004 and ...more
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Maurice Hilleman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Microbiologist

Age: Dec. at 86 (1919-2005)

Birthplace: Miles City, Montana

Maurice Ralph Hilleman (August 30, 1919 – April 11, 2005) was an American microbiologist who specialized in vaccinology and developed over 40 vaccines, an unparalleled record of productivity. Of ...more
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Steven C. Hackett is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Steven C. Hackett Economist

Age: 59

Steven C. Hackett (born 1960) is an American economist, and Professor of Economics at Humboldt State University (HSU), known for his contributions to the fields of environmental and natural ...more
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Jan Stenerud is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
American football player

Age: 73

Birthplace: Fetsund, Norway

Jan Stenerud (, Norwegian: [ˈsteːnərʉːd]; born November 26, 1942) is a Norwegian-born former American football player for the AFL/NFL Kansas City Chiefs (1967–1979), Green Bay Packers ...more
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Lincoln Chafee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Politician, Farrier

Age: 65

Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Lincoln Davenport Chafee (; born March 26, 1953) is an American politician from the state of Rhode Island. He was mayor of Warwick from 1993 to 1999, a United States Senator from 1999 to 2007, ...more
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Susan Roesgen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Journalist
Susan Roesgen is an American television reporter. She has worked in radio and television broadcasting for more than two decades, including prime time news anchor positions at several TV ...more
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Brian Schweitzer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Politician, Farmer

Age: 63

Birthplace: Havre, Montana, United States of America

Brian David Schweitzer (born September 4, 1955) is an American politician who served as the 23rd Governor of Montana from January 5, 2005, to January 7, 2013. Schweitzer served for a time as ...more
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Patricia Briggs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: 54

Birthplace: Butte, Montana

Patricia Briggs (born 1965) is an American writer of fantasy since 1993, and author of the Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series.
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Peter Voulkos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Artist

Age: Dec. at 78 (1924-2002)

Birthplace: Bozeman, Montana

Peter Voulkos (born Panagiotis Harry Voulkos on 29 January 1924 in Bozeman, Montana – deceased on 16 February 2002 in Bowling Green, Ohio) was an American artist of Greek descent. He is known ...more
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Lee Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 67 (1911-1978)

Birthplace: Stevensville, Montana, United States of America

Lee Warren Metcalf (January 28, 1911 – January 12, 1978) was an American lawyer, judge, and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a U.S. Representative (1953–1961) and a ...more
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James R. Browning is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Judge, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 94 (1918-2012)

Birthplace: Great Falls, Montana, United States of America

James Robert Browning (October 1, 1918 – May 6, 2012) was a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
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Irving Weissman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Professor, Author

Age: 79

Birthplace: Great Falls, Montana

Irving Lerner "Irv" Weissman (born Great Falls, Montana, October 21, 1939) is a Professor of Pathology and Developmental Biology at Stanford University where he is the Director of the ...more
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John Dahl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 63

Birthplace: Billings, Montana, United States of America

John Dahl (born 1956) is an American film and television director and writer, best known for his work in the neo-noir genre.
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Ron East is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
American football player

Age: 75

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon

Ronald Allan East (born August 26, 1943) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League from 1967 to 1977. He played college football at Oregon State University ...more
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Dennis Erickson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
American Football coach, American football player

Age: 71

Birthplace: Everett, Washington

Dennis Brian Erickson (born March 24, 1947) is an American football coach who most recently served as the head coach for the Salt Lake Stallions of the Alliance of American Football league. He ...more
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Denny Rehberg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni

Age: 63

Birthplace: Billings, Montana, United States of America

Dennis Ray Rehberg (born October 5, 1955) is an American politician and member of the Republican Party. He served as the Lieutenant Governor of Montana from 1991 to 1997 and as the U.S. ...more
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Emil Petaja is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Emil Petaja Novelist, Writer

Age: Dec. at 85 (1915-2000)

Birthplace: Montana

Emil Petaja (12 April 1915 – 17 August 2000) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer whose career spanned seven decades. He was the author of 13 published novels, nearly 150 short ...more
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Irving Friedman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Montana State University - Bozeman Alumni
Chemist

Age: Dec. at 85 (1920-2005)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Irving Friedman (January 12, 1920 – June 28, 2005) was a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientist and a pioneer in geochemistry. Born in New York City, New York, he obtained a B.S. degree in ...more