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Famous Ripon College Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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

    Pilot, Film Producer


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Alternative NameHarrison Ford

    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 movie...  more

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    AgeDec. at 67 (1900-1967)

    BirthplaceMilwaukee, 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 won...  more

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  • 3

    McKey Sullivan

    Fashion Model


    BirthplaceLake 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....  more
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    Emma Helen Blair

    Editor, Historian

    AgeDec. at 60 (1851-1911)

    BirthplaceMenasha, 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....  more
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    Al Jarreau

    Musician, Lyricist


    BirthplaceMilwaukee, 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 perhaps...  more

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  • 7

    Dick Rehbein

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 45 (1955-2001)

    BirthplaceGreen 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 coach....  more
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    BirthplaceYork, Pennsylvania, USA

    Alternative NameFrancis Lee McCain, Frances Lee McCain, Lee McCain

    Frances Lee McCain (born July 28, 1943) is an American actress....  more
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    Michael Tinkham


    AgeDec. at 82 (1928-2010)


    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 University. He...  more
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    Howard Draft

    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 Taco Bell. ...  more
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    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 all-conference...  more
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    Tiny Croft

    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 college football at...  more
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    Cowboy Wheeler

    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 joined the...  more
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    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

    Harley Sanford Jones (November 10, 1902 – December 28, 1997) was a Brigadier General in the United States Air Force....  more
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    George Glennie

    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....  more
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    Richard Threlkeld

    Richard Threlkeld (November 30, 1937 – January 13, 2012) was an American television news correspondent who spent 25 years with CBS News....  more
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    George Davis Herron

    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" movement and for his...  more
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    Michael Gableman



    BirthplaceWest 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 on...  more
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    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 universities...  more