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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Ohio Wesleyan University and be of some renown.

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

Items include everything from Wendie Malick to Clark Gregg.

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

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Wendie Malick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Wendie Malick Fashion Model, Actor, Voice acting Wendie Malick is an American actress and former fashion model, best known for her roles in television comedies. She starred as Judith Tupper Stone in the HBO series Dream On, and as Nina Van ...more

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Patricia Wettig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Patricia Wettig Film Producer, Actor, Playwright Patricia Wettig is an American actress and playwright. She received three Primetime Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award for her role as Nancy Krieger Weston in the ABC television drama ...more

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Jon Whitcomb is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Jon Whitcomb Illustrator Jon Whitcomb was an American illustrator. He was well known for his pictures of glamorous young women. He was born in Weatherford, Oklahoma and grew up in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He attended Ohio ...more

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Norman Vincent Peale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Norman Vincent Peale Author, Pastor, Writer Dr. Norman Vincent Peale was a minister and author and a progenitor of "positive thinking". His ideas were not accepted by mental health experts.

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Tyler Christopher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Tyler Christopher Actor Tyler Christopher is an actor.

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Ron Leibman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Ron Leibman Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting Ron Leibman is an American actor.

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Robert Pine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Robert Pine Actor, Voice acting Robert Pine is an American actor who is best known as Sgt. Joseph Getraer on the hit NBC television series CHiPs.

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Myron T. Herrick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Myron T. Herrick Myron Timothy Herrick was a Republican politician from Ohio. He served as the 42nd Governor of Ohio.

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Thomas R. Tritton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Thomas R. Tritton Thomas R. Tritton was the twelfth President of Haverford College serving from 1997-2007. After his presidency, he served as President in Residence at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. ...more

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Phil Reed is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Phil Reed Politician Phil Reed was a New York City Council Member from 1998 to 2005, when term limits forced him out of office. He represented Council District 8, encompassing Manhattan neighborhoods of East Harlem ...more

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Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli Diplomat, Political scientist, Scientist Dr. Prof. Shirin R. Tahir-Kheli is a Pakistani-American political scientist and an Ambassador. In 2008, she was the senior advisor for women's empowerment to the United States Secretary of State ...more

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Frank Stanton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Frank Stanton Business executive Frank Nicholas Stanton was an American broadcasting executive who served as the president of CBS between 1946 and 1971 and then as vice chairman until 1973. He also served as the chairman of the ...more

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George Washington Steele is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
George Washington Steele Statesman, Politician, Soldier George Washington Steele was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician who twice served as a Congressman for Indiana, from 1881 to 1889 and again from 1895 to 1903. Steele was also the first ...more

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Lucy Webb Hayes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Lucy Webb Hayes Lucy Ware Webb Hayes was a First Lady of the United States and the wife of President Rutherford B. Hayes. Historians have christened her "Lemonade Lucy" due to her staunch support of ...more

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Thomas Milton Gatch is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Thomas Milton Gatch Thomas Milton Gatch was an American educator and politician in Oregon. He served one term as mayor of Salem, Oregon, was the president of what would become Oregon State University, served as ...more

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Frank Sherwood Rowland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Frank Sherwood Rowland Chemist, Professor, Author Frank Sherwood Rowland was an American Nobel laureate and a professor of chemistry at the University of California, Irvine. His research was on atmospheric chemistry and chemical kinetics. His ...more

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Charles Cardwell McCabe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Charles Cardwell McCabe Chaplain, Singer, Writer Charles Caldwell McCabe, also known as "Bishop" C. C. McCabe and Chaplain C. C. McCabe, was credited by Julia Ward Howe as having popularized her famous piece, The Battle Hymn of the ...more

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Paul Gillmor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Paul Gillmor Lawyer Paul Eugene Gillmor was an American politician of the Republican Party who served as the U.S. Representative from the 5th congressional district of Ohio from 1989 until his death.

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Jo Ann Emerson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Jo Ann Emerson Politician Jo Ann Emerson is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Missouri's 8th congressional district from 1996 to 2013. The district consists of Southeast and South Central ...more

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Virgil Aldrich is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Virgil Aldrich Philosopher Virgil Charles Aldrich, was an American philosopher of art, language, and religion.

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Dave Hobson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Dave Hobson Politician David Lee Hobson is an American politician of the Republican Party who served as a U.S. representative from the seventh congressional district of Ohio. He currently serves as the president of ...more

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Joseph Poindexter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Joseph Poindexter Lawyer Joseph Boyd Poindexter was the eighth Territorial Governor of Hawaii and served from 1934 to 1942.

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George S. Howard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
George S. Howard Conductor Colonel George Sallade Howard was commander and conductor of The United States Air Force Band between 1944 and 1963. A native of Reamstown, Pennsylvania, Howard became a student of Patrick ...more

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Oliver Parker Fritchle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Oliver Parker Fritchle Chemist, Entrepreneur Oliver Parker Fritchle was an American chemist, storage battery innovator, and entrepreneur with electric vehicle and wind power generation businesses during the early twentieth century. His ...more

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Melvin Van Peebles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Melvin Van Peebles Film Score Composer, Television director, Novelist Melvin "Block" Van Peebles is an American actor, director, screenwriter, playwright, novelist and composer. He is most famous for creating the acclaimed film Sweet Sweetback's ...more

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Paul Sloan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Paul Sloan Businessperson, Information technology

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Edwin Conklin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Edwin Conklin Journalist Edwin Grant Conklin was an American biologist and zoologist, born at Waldo Ohio, and educated at Ohio Wesleyan University and Johns Hopkins University. He was professor of biology at Ohio ...more

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Clark Gregg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Clark Gregg Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting Robert Clark Gregg is an American actor, screenwriter and director, best known for his role as Phil Coulson in the films Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Marvel's The Avengers, and in the ...more

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Charles W. Fairbanks is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Charles W. Fairbanks Lawyer Charles Warren Fairbanks was an American politician who served as a Senator from Indiana from 1897 to 1905 and the 26th Vice President of the United States from 1905 to 1909.

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John R. Park is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
John R. Park John Rockey Park was a prominent educator in the Territory and State of Utah in the late 19th century, and in many ways was the intellectual father of the University of Utah.

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George H. Conrades is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
George H. Conrades Businessperson George Conrades was named chairman and chief executive officer of Akamai in April 1999, bringing a broad range of business experience in the computing, Internet, telecommunications, and media ...more

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Arthur Sherwood Flemming is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Arthur Sherwood Flemming Arthur Sherwood Flemming was an American government official. He served as the United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1958 until 1961 under President Dwight D. ...more

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Keith Rucker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Keith Rucker American football player Keith Rucker V is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League. He played for the Phoenix Cardinals, the Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles, the Washington ...more

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Robert Edwin Lee is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Robert Edwin Lee Screenwriter, Lyricist, Writer Robert Edwin Lee was an American playwright and lyricist. With his writing partner, Jerome Lawrence, Lee worked for Armed Forces Radio during World War II; Lawrence and Lee became the most ...more

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William Hsiao is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
William Hsiao Professor, Economist William C. Hsiao an American economist, is the K.T. Li Professor of Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts. He is internationally recognized for his work on ...more

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John Sung is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
John Sung John Sung Shang Chieh, also John Sung, was a renowned Chinese Christian evangelist who played an instrumental role in the revival movement among the Chinese in Mainland China, Taiwan, and ...more

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Samuel Hitt Elbert is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Samuel Hitt Elbert Politician Samuel Hitt Elbert served as Governor of the Territory of Colorado and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Colorado. Samuel Hitt Elbert was born in Logan County, Ohio. At age ...more

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Nicholas Calio is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Nicholas Calio Businessperson Nicholas E. Calio is Executive Vice President of Citi's Global Government Affairs. He is responsible for the company's government affairs at all levels in the United States, as well as in the ...more

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Robert J. Dellinger is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Robert J. Dellinger Robert J. Dellinger, is executive vice president and chief financial officer of Delphi Corporation. He is also a member of the Delphi Strategy Board, the company's top policy-making group. He is ...more

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George W. Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
George W. Atkinson Politician George Wesley Atkinson of Ohio County was the tenth Governor of West Virginia. He also served in the U.S. House of Representatives and was a judge on the Court of Claims.

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Robert M. Owens is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Robert M. Owens Lawyer Robert M. Owens, is a Delaware, Ohio lawyer who ran as an independent candidate for Ohio Attorney General in the November 4, 2008 election. Owens currently serves on the national council of The ...more

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Branch Rickey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Branch Rickey Baseball player Wesley Branch Rickey was an innovative Major League Baseball executive elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1967. He was perhaps best known for breaking Major League Baseball's color barrier ...more

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Alice M. Batchelder is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Alice M. Batchelder Judge, Lawyer Alice Moore Batchelder is an American attorney and jurist. She currently is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and she served as that ...more

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Dan Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Dan Dickerson Announcer, Sports commentator Dan Dickerson is an American sportscaster, best known for his current position as the lead radio play-by-play voice of Major League Baseball's Detroit Tigers on the Detroit Tigers Radio Network, ...more

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Richard North Patterson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Richard North Patterson Author Richard North Patterson is an American fiction writer.

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William G. Batchelder is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
William G. Batchelder Judge, Lawyer William G. Batchelder, III is the 101st Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, serving from 2011 to 2014. He also represented the 69th District of the Ohio House of Representatives from ...more

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John S. Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
John S. Jones John Sills Jones was a U.S. Representative from Ohio who also served as an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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Joseph B. Foraker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Joseph B. Foraker Joseph Benson Foraker was the 37th Governor of Ohio from 1886 to 1890 and a Republican United States Senator from 1897 until 1909. Foraker was born in rural Ohio in 1846, and enlisted at age 16 ...more

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Boyce McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Boyce McDaniel Boyce Dawkins McDaniel was an American nuclear physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project and later directed the Cornell University Laboratory of Nuclear Studies. McDaniel was skilled in ...more

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Cyrus Locher is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni
Cyrus Locher Cyrus Locher was a Democratic politician from Ohio. He served in the U.S. Senate. He graduated from high school at Pandora, Ohio, and from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1903, when he gave the ...more