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Famous Ripon College Alumni

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

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

List is made up of many different graduates, including Harrison Ford and Spencer Tracy.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Ripon College?” and “Which celebrities are Ripon College alumni?”
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Harrison Ford is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Ripon College Alumni
Pilot, Film Producer, Carpenter

Age: 76

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Harrison Ford (born July 13, 1942) is an American actor. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the Star Wars film series and as the title character of the Indiana Jones ...more

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Spencer Tracy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Ripon College Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 67 (1900-1967)

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

Spencer Bonaventure Tracy (April 5, 1900 – June 10, 1967) was an American actor, noted for his natural performing style and versatility. One of the major stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, Tracy ...more

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McKey Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Ripon College Alumni
Fashion Model

Age: 30

Birthplace: Lake Forest, Illinois, United States of America

Brittany "McKey" Alvey (née Sullivan; born September 9, 1988) is an American fashion model most notable as the winner of the eleventh cycle of America's Next Top Model.

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Douglas Wiley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Ripon College Alumni

Age: 38

Birthplace: Downers Grove, Illinois

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Emma Helen Blair is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Ripon College Alumni
Editor, Historian

Age: Dec. at 60 (1851-1911)

Birthplace: Menasha, Wisconsin

Emma Helen Blair (September 12, 1851 – September 25, 1911) was a United States historian, journalist and editor, whose most notable work was a monumental documentary history of the Philippines.
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Al Jarreau is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Ripon College Alumni
Musician, Lyricist, Singer

Age: 78

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America

Alwin Lopez Jarreau (March 12, 1940 – February 12, 2017) was an American singer and musician. He received a total of seven Grammy Awards and was nominated for over a dozen more. Jarreau is ...more

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Dick Rehbein is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Ripon College Alumni
Dick Rehbein American football player

Age: Dec. at 46 (1955-2001)

Birthplace: Green Bay, Wisconsin

Richard "Dick" Rehbein (November 22, 1955 – August 6, 2001) was an American football coach for twenty-three seasons in the NFL, filling a variety of roles as an offensive position
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Frances Lee McCain is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Ripon College Alumni
Actor

Age: 74

Birthplace: USA, California, San Diego

Frances Lee McCain (born July 28, 1943) is an American actress.
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Michael Tinkham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Ripon College Alumni
Michael Tinkham Physicist

Age: Dec. at 82 (1928-2010)

Birthplace: Wisconsin

Michael Tinkham (February 23, 1928 – November 4, 2010) was an American physicist. He was Rumford Professor of Physics and Gordon McKay Research Professor of Applied Physics at Harvard ...more
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Howard Draft is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Ripon College Alumni
Howard Draft

Age: 65

Howard Draft (born December 28, 1953) is Executive Chairman of FCB (Foote, Cone & Belding), formerly Draftfcb, a global marketing organization whose clients include Kraft Foods, KFC, and ...more
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Jack Ankerson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Ripon College Alumni
Jack Ankerson American football player
Jack Ankerson (born March 1, 1942) is an American sports executive. A native of Neenah, Wisconsin, attended Ripon College, where he played football, tennis, and basketball, earning ...more
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Tiny Croft is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Ripon College Alumni
Tiny Croft

Age: Dec. at 57 (1920-1977)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Milburn Russell "Tiny" Croft (November 7, 1920 – January 22, 1977) was an American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers. He played ...more
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Cowboy Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Ripon College Alumni
Cowboy Wheeler

Birthplace: Green Bay, Wisconsin

Lyle "Cowboy" Wheeler was a professional football player who was an original member of the Green Bay Packers. He played for the Packers beginning in 1919, two years before the team ...more
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Dave Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Ripon College Alumni

Age: 81

Dave Smith (born March 23, 1937 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a former American collegiate and professional football player. A fullback, he attended Greendale High School in Greendale, Wisconsin ...more
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Harley Sanford Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Ripon College Alumni
Harley Sanford Jones

Age: Dec. at 95 (1902-1997)

Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut

Harley Sanford Jones (November 10, 1902 – December 28, 1997) was a Brigadier General in the United States Air Force.
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George Glennie is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Ripon College Alumni
George Glennie

Birthplace: North Andover, Massachusetts

George Glennie (March 30, 1902 in North Andover, Massachusetts – December 11, 1998) was a guard in the National Football League. He played with the Racine Tornadoes during the 1926 NFL season.
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Richard Threlkeld is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Ripon College Alumni
Richard Threlkeld

Age: Dec. at 75 (1937-2012)

Birthplace: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States of America

Richard Threlkeld (November 30, 1937 – January 13, 2012) was an American television news correspondent who spent 25 years with CBS News.
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George Davis Herron is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Ripon College Alumni
George Davis Herron

Age: Dec. at 63 (1862-1925)

George D. Herron was an American clergyman, lecturer, writer, and Christian socialist activist. Herron is best remembered as a leading exponent of the so-called "Social Gospel" ...more
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Michael Gableman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Ripon College Alumni
Michael Gableman Judge

Age: 52

Birthplace: West Allis, Wisconsin

Michael J. Gableman (born September 18, 1966) is an American lawyer from Waukesha County, Wisconsin, formerly a justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. His term began on August 1, 2008 and ended ...more
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Darell Hammond is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Ripon College Alumni
Darell Hammond
Darell Hammond is an American philanthropist, founder of the non-profit organization KaBOOM! that helps communities build playgrounds for children. Hammond also speaks at conferences and ...more