Famous Newberry College Alumni

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

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

List features graduates like Lee Atwater, Coleman Livingston Blease and more!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Newberry College?” and “Which celebrities are Newberry College alumni?”
Coleman Livingston Blease is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Newberry College Alumni
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Coleman Livingston Blease was a South Carolina politician who served as a Democratic state legislator, 90th Governor of South Carolina, and U.S. Senator. Blease was notorious for playing on the prejudices of poor whites to gain their votes. He was pro-lynching and anti-black education. As Senator, he advocated penalties for interracial couples attempting to get married, as well as criticizing First Lady Lou Hoover for inviting a black guest to tea at the White House. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 74 (1868-1942)

Birthplace: Newberry, South Carolina, United States of America

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Lee Atwater is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Newberry College Alumni
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Harvey LeRoy "Lee" Atwater was an American political consultant and strategist to the Republican Party. He was an advisor to U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush and chairman of the Republican National Committee. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 40 (1951-1991)

Birthplace: Area code 678, Area code 404, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

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Heath Benedict was a Dutch American football player. An offensive tackle, Benedict was considered to be one of the top offensive linemen prospects for the 2008 NFL Draft. Benedict was born in Tilburg, The Netherlands, to United States citizens: Ed Benedict, a former high school star athlete from Youngsville, Pennsylvania, and Holly Devore. After his birth, the family moved to Greer, South Carolina, where Benedict grew up playing baseball, basketball, and soccer. Benedict was originally a talented baseball prospect, with fastballs reaching the low 90's by the time he reached high school. Unfortunately, after his freshman year Benedict had surgery on his pitching elbow to have bone spurs ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 25 (1983-2008)

Birthplace: Tilburg, Kingdom of the Netherlands

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Asbury Francis "Frank" Lever was a member of the United States House of Representatives from South Carolina. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 65 (1875-1940)

Birthplace: South Carolina, United States of America

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