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Famous Ohio Wesleyan University Alumni

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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