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

The list you're viewing is made up of different graduates like Pierre Garçon and Nazanin Afshin-Jam.

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

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George Dewey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Soldier
George Dewey was Admiral of the Navy, the only person in U.S. history to have attained the rank. Admiral Dewey is best known for his victory at the Battle of Manila Bay during the ...more

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Ted Arcidi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Businessperson, Wrestler, Actor
Theodore "Ted" Arcidi is a former professional wrestler, actor and powerlifter from the United States. He is known to be the first man in history to bench press over 700 pounds in

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Harry Bates Thayer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Harry Bates Thayer, U.S. was an electrical and telephone businessman. He was educated at Northfield High School in Northfield, Vermont. He then attended Norwich University for 2 years before ...more

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Thomas Green Clemson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Farmer
Thomas Green Clemson, was an American politician and statesman, serving as an ambassador and the United States Superintendent of Agriculture. He served in the Confederate States Army. He founded ...more

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Jason R. Holsman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Politician, Teacher
Jason R. Holsman is a politician from the U.S. state of Missouri. He is currently a member of the Missouri Senate for the 7th district in Jackson County.

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Grenville M. Dodge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Grenville M. Dodge
Grenville Mellen Dodge was a Union army officer on the frontier and pioneering figure in military intelligence during the Civil War, who served as Ulysses S. Grant's intelligence Chief in the ...more

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Kenneth Cooper Alexander is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Funeral director, Teacher
Kenneth Cooper "Kenny" Alexander is an American politician of the Democratic Party. From 2002 - 2012, he was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 89th District ...more

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Robert F. McDermott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Brigadier General Robert Francis McDermott was the first permanent Dean of the Faculty at the United States Air Force Academy, and later served as Chairman and CEO of USAA. He is often referred ...more

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Edward H. Brooks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Edward Hale Brooks was an officer in the United States Army and a veteran of World War I, World War II and the Korean War. He received the Distinguished Service Cross for heroism as a young ...more

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Gideon Welles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Writer
Gideon Welles was the United States Secretary of the Navy from 1861 to 1869. His buildup of the Navy to blockade Southern ports was a key component of the Northern victory in the Civil War. ...more

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Truman Seymour is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Truman Seymour
Truman Seymour was a career soldier and an accomplished painter. He served in the Union Army during the American Civil War, rising to the rank of major general. He was present at the Battle of ...more

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William Rutherford Mead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Architect, Engineer
William Rutherford Mead was an American architect who was the "Center of the Office" of McKim, Mead, and White, a noted Gilded Age architectural firm. The firm's other two founding ...more

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Ernest W. Gibson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Judge, Lawyer
Ernest William Gibson, Jr. was the 67th Governor of Vermont, a United States Senator and a U.S. federal judge.

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Frederick Townsend Ward is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Frederick Townsend Ward Sailor
Frederick Townsend Ward was an American sailor and soldier of fortune known for his military service in Imperial China during the Taiping Rebellion.

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Russell W. Porter is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Russell W. Porter
Russell Williams Porter was an American artist, engineer, amateur astronomer and explorer. He was a pioneer in the field of “cutaway illustration" and is sometimes referred to as the ...more

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William
William "Bull" Nelson
William "Bull" Nelson was one of four Union Army officers from Kentucky who rose to the rank of Major General out of the total of sixty-seven who served in the American Civil War. ...more

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Nazanin Afshin-Jam is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Songwriter, Model, Author
Nazanin Afshin-Jam is an Iranian-Canadian entertainer, public speaker and human rights activist. She is a former Miss World Canada. She is also president and co-founder of Stop Child Executions. ...more

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Carlo D'Este is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Military Officer
Carlo D'Este is an American military historian and biographer, author of several books, especially on World War II. He is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel.

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Gordon R. Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Gordon Russell Sullivan is a retired United States Army general, who served as the 32nd Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

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Burleigh F. Spalding is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Lawyer
Burleigh Folsom Spalding was a United States Representative from North Dakota. He was born on a farm near Craftsbury, Vermont. He attended the Lyndon Literary Institute in Lyndon, Vermont and ...more

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Colin Kenny is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Businessperson
James Colin Ramsey Kenny is a Canadian Senator. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Kenny received his high school education at Bishop's College School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1966 ...more

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David Orfao is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Venture capitalist
As a Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners, David invests in both new and existing technology businesses. Areas of special interest include: application software; infrastructure ...more

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Ernest Willard Gibson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Ernest Willard Gibson was a politician and lawyer from Vermont. He served as a United States Representative and Senator.

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Allen Doyle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Allen Doyle Golfer
Allen Michael Doyle is an American professional golfer who played on the Nike Tour, PGA Tour, and Champions Tour.

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Keith Aucoin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Keith Aucoin Ice Hockey Player
Keith M. Aucoin is an American professional ice hockey player who currently plays with Swiss club, HC Ambrì-Piotta of the National League A.