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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
George Dewey 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
Ted Arcidi 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 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
Thomas Green Clemson 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
Jason R. Holsman 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
Kenneth Cooper Alexander 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
Robert F. McDermott 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 H. Brooks 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
Gideon Welles 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
William Rutherford Mead 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
Ernest W. Gibson, Jr. 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 "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
Nazanin Afshin-Jam 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
Carlo D'Este 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 R. Sullivan 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
Burleigh F. Spalding 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
Colin Kenny 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
David Orfao 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
Ernest Willard Gibson 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.

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Hiram I. Bearss is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Hiram I. Bearss Hiram Iddings Bearss was an officer of the United States Marine Corps who received the Medal of Honor for heroism during the Philippine-American War and the Distinguished Service Cross for his ...more

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Edward Bancroft Williston is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Edward Bancroft Williston Edward Bancroft Williston was a brigadier general in the United States Army. He was a recipient of the Medal of Honor for gallantry during the American Civil War.

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James H. Ward is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
James H. Ward Commander James Harmon Ward was the first officer of the United States Navy killed during the American Civil War.

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Edmund Rice is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Edmund Rice Edmund Rice was a soldier in the United States Army and a Medal of Honor recipient who achieved the rank of Brigadier General.

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George Colvocoresses is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
George Colvocoresses George Musalas "Colvos" Colvocoresses was a United States Navy officer who commanded the Saratoga during the American Civil War. From 1838 up until 1842, he served in the United States ...more

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Steve Palermo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Steve Palermo Umpire Stephen Michael Palermo is a former umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the American League from 1977 to 1991. His field career ended when he was shot in the back following his ...more

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Ansel Briggs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Ansel Briggs Politician Ansel Briggs was the first Governor of Iowa, from 1846 to 1850. Briggs was a business entrepreneur, sheriff and a member of the Iowa Territorial House of Representatives before being Governor. ...more

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Arlie Pond is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Arlie Pond Baseball player Dr. Erasmus Arlington "Arlie" Pond was an American major league baseball pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles from 1895-1898, as well as a doctor in the United States Army during the ...more

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Harold H. Seward is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Harold H. Seward Computer scientist Harold H. Seward was a computer scientist, engineer, and inventor. Seward developed the radix sort and counting sort algorithms in 1954 at MIT. He also worked on the Whirlwind Computer and ...more

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Harlan Page Davidson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Harlan Page Davidson Harlan Page Davidson was an educator in private education.

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Arthur Chase is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Arthur Chase Arthur Chase was the co-founder of Theta Chi Fraternity. He was born in Bellows Falls, Vermont and entered Norwich University in 1852 where he roomed with a young cadet named George Dewey who ...more

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Mike Brown is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Mike Brown Michael Thomas "Mike" Brown is an American mixed martial artist currently fighting as a Featherweight in the UFC. A professional competitor since 2001, Brown is a former WEC ...more

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Frederick Norton Freeman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Frederick Norton Freeman Frederick Norton Freeman. He entered Norwich University in 1853 where his plan and idea led to the founding of Theta Chi Fraternity with classmate and cadet Arthur Chase. Freeman was only 17 ...more

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Ernest N. Harmon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Ernest N. Harmon Ernest Nason Harmon was a United States Army general. He is best known for his actions in reorganizing U.S. II Corps after the debacle at the Battle of the Kasserine Pass in North Africa during ...more

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George Partridge Colvocoresses is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
George Partridge Colvocoresses George Partridge Colvocoresses was a United States Navy rear admiral. He was the son of Captain George M. Colvocoresses, the adopted son of Captain Alden Partridge, founder of Norwich University ...more

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Thomas O. Seaver is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Thomas O. Seaver Thomas Orville Seaver rose to the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Army during the American Civil War and received the Medal of Honor, America's highest military decoration, for his actions at the ...more

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John M. Budarz is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
John M. Budarz John M. Budarz was a Polish-American activist, lawyer, and philanthropist. He was an aficionado of gardening and classical music. Born in Windsor, Connecticut, graduate of Norwich University in ...more

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Michael Mori is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Michael Mori Lawyer Michael Dante Mori, also known as Dan Mori, is an American lawyer who attained the rank of lieutenant colonel in the United States Marine Corps. Mori was the military lawyer for Australian ...more

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George A. Converse is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
George A. Converse Architect, Engineer George Albert Converse was a rear admiral in the United States Navy, who was noted for his contributions to naval engineering. He saw service in the Spanish-American War.

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William Huntington Russell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
William Huntington Russell William Huntington Russell was an American businessman, educator, and politician. He was the founder of the Yale University secret society Skull and Bones. He was a descendant of several old New ...more

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Thaddeus M. Buczko is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Thaddeus M. Buczko Lawyer Thaddeus M. Buczko is an American politician who served as a Salem, Massachusetts city councilor, a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and as Massachusetts Auditor. ...more

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Don Brown is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Don Brown Coach Don Brown is an American college football coach and former player. He is currently the defensive coordinator at Boston College, a position he has held since December 2012. Previously, he served ...more

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Rob Miller is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Rob Miller Businessperson Robert Lauransom "Rob" Miller was the unsuccessful Democratic nominee in the 2010 election for the United States House of Representatives from South Carolina's 2nd congressional ...more

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Marjorie Welish is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Marjorie Welish Marjorie Welish is an American poet, artist, and art critic. Welish is a graduate of Columbia University and received her M.F.A. degree from Vermont College and Norwich University. She is also a ...more

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Frank Liebel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Norwich University Alumni
Frank Liebel Frank Edward Liebel was a professional American football end/defensive back in the National Football League. He played seven seasons for the New York Giants and the Chicago Bears. He led the ...more