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Famous Ohio Northern University Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 4.5k views41 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Ohio Northern University and be of some renown.

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

Examples of graduates on this list include Bob Peterson and Kirtland I. Perky.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Ohio Northern University?” and “Which celebrities are Ohio Northern University alumni?”
  • 1
    Farm Labor Leader


    BirthplacePharr, Texas

    Baldemar Velásquez (born February 15, 1947) is an American labor union activist. He co-founded and is president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee, AFL-CIO. He was named a MacArthur Fellow (also...  more
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    Screenwriter, Animator


    BirthplaceWooster, Ohio, United States of America

    Robert Peterson is an American animator, screenwriter, storyboard supervisor and voice actor who works at Pixar. He was hired at Pixar by Roger Gould in 1994 as an animator for commercials, before...  more
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    AgeDec. at 71 (1867-1939)

    BirthplaceSmithville, Ohio, USA

    Kirtland Irving Perky (February 8, 1867 – January 9, 1939) was a United States Senator from Idaho....  more
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    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceDayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, United States of America, United States

    Michael Ray Turner (born January 11, 1960) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 10th congressional district, serving in Congress since 2003. He is a member of the...  more
  • 5
    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceSpringfield, Ohio, United States of America, Clark County, United States

    Richard Michael DeWine (born January 5, 1947) is an American politician serving as the 70th governor of Ohio. A member of the Republican Party, DeWine is a former United States Senator, elected in...  more
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    Mathematician, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 84 (1862-1947)

    Cassius Jackson Keyser (May 15, 1862 – May 8, 1947) was an American mathematician of pronounced philosophical inclinations....  more
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    American football player


    BirthplaceMacedonia, Ohio

    Jason Trusnik (born June 6, 1984) is a former American football linebacker and special teamer. He was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at...  more
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    Karl B. McEachron (November 17, 1889 in Hoosick Falls, New York – January 24, 1954 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts) was an American electrical engineer known for his contributions to high-voltage...  more
  • 9

    AgeDec. at 88 (1910-1998)

    BirthplaceAnzi, Italy, Italy

    Anthony Joseph Celebrezze Sr. (born Antonio Giuseppe Cilibrizzi, Italian: [anˈtɔːnjo dʒuˈzɛppe tʃiliˈbrittsi]; September 4, 1910 – October 29, 1998) was an American politician of the Democratic...  more
  • 10

    AgeDec. at 80 (1881-1961)

    BirthplacePickerington, Ohio, United States of America

    Arthur Raymond Robinson (March 12, 1881 – March 17, 1961) was a United States Senator from Indiana....  more
  • 11
    John Marshall Robsion (January 2, 1873 – February 17, 1948), a Republican, represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. Robsion was born in...  more
  • 12
    Actor, Lawyer


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Scott L. Rolle (born June 30) Is a Circuit Court Judge in Frederick County, Maryland. In a close election in late 2014, he was the first lawyer to defeat a sitting judge in Frederick County by way of...  more
  • 13
    Simeon Davison Fess (December 11, 1861 – December 23, 1936) was a Republican politician and educator from Ohio. He served in the United States House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. ...  more
  • 14
    Frank Bartlett Willis (December 28, 1871 – March 30, 1928) was a Republican politician from Ohio. He served as the 47th Governor of Ohio from 1915 to 1917, then served as a U.S. Senator from Ohio...  more
  • 15
    Civil engineer, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 77 (1884-1961)

    Don Hilary Gingery (February 19, 1884 – October 15, 1961) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania....  more
  • 16
    American football player


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Jamal Robertson (born January 10, 1977) is a former Canadian football running back and kick returner who played in the Canadian Football League and National Football League. He was originally signed...  more
  • 17
    Writer, Teacher

    AgeDec. at 81 (1880-1961)

    BirthplaceLeipsic, Ohio

    James Cloyd Bowman (January 18, 1880 – September 27, 1961) was an American teacher and author primarily of children's books, college text books and journals. Born in Leipsic, Ohio. Bowman grew up in...  more
  • 18
    Walter Curran Mendenhall (February 20, 1871 – June 2, 1957), was the fifth director of the US Geological Survey....  more
  • 19

    AgeDec. at 78 (1864-1943)


    George Washington Crile (November 11, 1864 in Chili, Ohio – January 7, 1943 in Cleveland, Ohio) was an American surgeon. Crile is now formally recognized as the first surgeon to have succeeded in a...  more
  • 20
    Daniel J. Sullenbarger is vice president ofCorporate Compliance and Ethicsat Marathon Oil Corporation. He joined Marathon in 1975 and was previously vice president of Corporate Responsibility....  more
  • 21
    Joseph Banks Rhine (September 29, 1895 – February 20, 1980), usually known as J. B. Rhine, was an American botanist who founded parapsychology as a branch of psychology, founding the parapsychology...  more
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    Politician, Military Officer


    BirthplaceOhio, Cincinnati, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Danny R. Bubp (born 1954) is a former Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the 88th District from 2005 to 2012....  more
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    Edward Oscar McCowen (June 29, 1877 – November 4, 1953) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio. Edward O. McCowen was born in Bloom Township, Ohio. He attended the...  more
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    Benjamin Franklin Finkel (July 5, 1865 – February 5, 1947) was a mathematician and educator most remembered today as the founder of the American Mathematical Monthly journal. Born in Fairfield...  more