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

Items on this list include Pearl S. Buck and Blanche Lincoln.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Randolph-Macon College?” and “Which celebrities are Randolph-Macon College alumni?”
Pearl S. Buck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
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Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, also known by her Chinese name Sai Zhenzhu, was an American writer and novelist. As the daughter of missionaries, Buck spent most of her life before 1934 in China. Her novel The Good Earth was the best-selling fiction book in the United States in 1931 and 1932 and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932. In 1938, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for her rich and truly epic descriptions of peasant life in China and for her biographical masterpieces". After returning to the United States in 1935, she continued writing prolifically and became a prominent advocate of the rights of women and minority groups, and wrote widely on Asian cultures, becoming particularly ...more

Age: Died at 81 (1892-1973)

Birthplace: Hillsboro, West Virginia, United States of America

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#47 on The Best Historical Fiction Writers of All Time

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Claude A. Swanson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
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Claude Augustus Swanson was an American lawyer and Democratic politician from Virginia. He served seven terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, from 1893 until 1906, was the 45th Governor of Virginia from 1906 until 1910, and represented Virginia as a United States Senator from 1910 until 1933. Swanson lived most of his life at his estate Eldon in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, built by the Whittle family for whom Chatham's Whittle Street is named. He was Secretary of the Navy under Franklin D. Roosevelt from 1933 until his death in 1939, at Herbert Hoover's Rapidan Camp at age 77. ...more

Age: Died at 77 (1862-1939)

Birthplace: Contiguous United States, Pittsylvania County, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

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Jim Sanborn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
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Jim Sanborn is an American sculptor. He is best known for creating the encrypted Kryptos sculpture at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. ...more

Age: 73

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

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William Murrill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
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William Alphonso Murrill was an American mycologist, known for his contributions to the knowledge of the Agaricales and Polyporaceae. ...more

Age: Died at 88 (1869-1957)

Birthplace: Lynchburg, Virginia, United States of America

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