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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Randolph-Macon College and be of some renown.

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?”

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Pearl S. Buck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer 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 ...more

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Claude A. Swanson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer, Teacher 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 ...more

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

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

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James I. Robertson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
James I. Robertson, Jr. Dr. James I. "Bud" Robertson, Jr., is a noted scholar on the American Civil War and Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Virginia Tech.

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Randy Forbes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
Politician James Randy Forbes is an American politician. A member of the Republican Party, Forbes is the U.S. Representative for Virginia's 4th congressional district, serving since 2001. Prior to joining ...more

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Blanche Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
Politician Blanche Meyers Lambert Lincoln is an American lobbyist and politician who was a U.S. Senator from Arkansas from 1999 to 2011. Lincoln, a member of the Democratic Party, was first elected to the ...more

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Holland Nimmons McTyeire is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
Holland Nimmons McTyeire Writer Holland Nimmons McTyeire was an American Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, elected in 1866. Among his many accomplishments, he was instrumental in the founding and funding of ...more

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John Willis Ellis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
John Willis Ellis was the 35th Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1859 to 1861. He was born in Rowan County, North Carolina. Ellis attended the University of North Carolina, ...more

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Thomas Jordan Jarvis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
Politician Thomas Jordan Jarvis was the 44th Governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1879 to 1885. Jarvis later served as a U.S. Senator from 1894 to 1895, and helped establish East Carolina ...more

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David W. Taylor is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
Rear Admiral David Watson Taylor, USN was a naval architect and engineer of the United States Navy. He served during World War I as Chief Constructor of the Navy, and Chief of the Bureau of ...more

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Christopher Chenery is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
Businessperson, Engineer Christopher Tompkins Chenery was an American engineer, businessman, and the owner/breeder of record for Thoroughbred horse racing's U.S. Triple Crown champion Secretariat. Chenery was born in ...more

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Chris Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
Pharmacist S. Chris Jones is an American politician. A Republican, he was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in November 1997. He currently represents the 76th district, made up of parts of the ...more

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John H. Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
John H. Gibbons Physicist John Howard "Jack" Gibbons is an American scientist. Between 1993 and 1998 he served as the Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office ...more

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Andrew Sledd is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
Professor Andrew Warren Sledd was an American theologian, university professor and university president. A native of Virginia, he was the son of a prominent Methodist minister, and was himself ordained as ...more

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Bryan Bowers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
Bryan Bowers Bryan Bowers is an American autoharp player who is frequently credited with introducing the instrument to new generations of musicians.

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Thomas Downing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
Artist Thomas Downing was an American painter, associated with the Washington Color Field Movement.

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David Clopton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
David Clopton David Clopton was a prominent Alabama politician.

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Gregg Marshall is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
Basketball Coach Michael Gregg Marshall is an American college basketball coach who currently leads the Shockers team at Wichita State University. Marshall has coached his teams to appearances in the NCAA Men's ...more

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Joseph Chappell Hutcheson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
Joseph Chappell Hutcheson Politician Joseph Chappell Hutcheson, Sr., was a Texas politician and a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives and from 1893 to 1897 the United States House of Representatives from Texas' ...more

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David W. Marsden is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
David W. Marsden Politician David W. "Dave" Marsden is an American politician of the Democratic Party. He currently represents the 37th district in the Senate of Virginia which is a portion of Fairfax County. ...more

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Frank M. Hull is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
Frank Mays Hull was nominated by President Bill Clinton on June 18, 1997 for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit to a seat vacated by Phyllis A. Kravitch who took senior ...more

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Howard Stevens is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
Howard Stevens Howard Melvin Stevens Jr. is a former NFL running back who played for the New Orleans Saints and the Baltimore Colts. He was one of the smallest players to play in the NFL and was the smallest ...more

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Sam Greene is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
Sam Greene American football player Samuel Saunders "Sam" Greene was an American sportswriter. He covered sports in Detroit, Michigan for more than 40 years, first with the Detroit Free Press and then with The Detroit ...more

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Beth Dunkenberger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
Beth Dunkenberger Coach Beth Dunkenberger Is in her second season with the Tulane Green Wave and first as assistant basketball coach. After serving as the program's director of operations during the 2011-12 season, ...more

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Tim Landis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
Tim Landis Coach Timothy Joseph "Tim" Landis is an American football coach who is currently quarterbacks coach and special teams coordinator at Lycoming College. Previously, Landis was the head coach ...more

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William Conrad Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
William Conrad Gibbons William Conrad Gibbons was born in 1926 in Harrisonburg, Virginia to Howard and Jessie Gibbons. He entered the University of Virginia in 1945. His studies were interrupted in order to serve in ...more

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Lemuel Diggs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
Lemuel Diggs Lemuel Whitley Diggs was a pathologist who specialized in sickle cell anemia and hematology.

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Ted Bell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Randolph-Macon College Alumni
Ted Bell Author Ted Bell is an American author of suspense novels such as Hawke and Assassin, Pirate, and Spy and Warlord and Phantom. He is best known for his New York Times Bestselling series of spy thriller ...more