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Famous Simpson College Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 3.3k views7 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Simpson College and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of graduates like George Washington Carver and Evan Tanner.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Simpson College?” and “Which celebrities are Simpson College alumni?”
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    George Washington Carver (1860s – January 5, 1943), was an American agricultural scientist and inventor. He actively promoted alternative crops to cotton and methods to prevent soil depletion.While a professor at Tuskegee Institute, Carver developed techniques to improve soils depleted by repeated plantings of cotton. He wanted poor farmers to grow alternative crops, such as peanuts and sweet potatoes, as a source of their own food and to improve their quality of life. The most popular of his 44 practical bulletins for farmers contained 105 food recipes using peanuts. Although he spent years developing and promoting numerous products made from peanuts, none became commercially...  more
    • Profession: Chemist, Inventor, Scientist, Botanist
    • Birthplace: Diamond, Missouri

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  • Evan Loyd Tanner (February 11, 1971 – September 8, 2008) was an American professional mixed martial arts fighter, writer, traveler, and adventurer. He was a former UFC Middleweight Champion and was also the first American to win the Pancrase Neo-Blood tournament in Tokyo, Japan.Tanner won the UFC Middleweight Championship at UFC 51, stopping David Terrell with strikes in the first round. He is considered to be a pioneer in the sport of MMA and is credited as being one of the first fighters to use elbows as an effective striking method in the ground and pound position. Tanner is considered to be somewhat of an anomaly in MMA as he began his professional career with a large degree of success...  more
    • Profession: Martial artist
    • Age: Dec. at 37 (1971-2008)
    • Birthplace: Amarillo, Texas, United States of America
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    Linda Slocum

    Linda J. Slocum (born July 11, 1950) is an American politician and former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), she represented District 50A, which included portions of the cities of Bloomington and Richfield in Hennepin County, which is part of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. She was a geography and American history teacher at Field Middle School in Minneapolis....  more
    • Profession: Legislator, Teacher
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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    James C. Hickman

    James C. Hickman (August 27, 1927 – September 10, 2006) was an American actuary. He was internationally publicized for his work in actuarial education as well as being a major contribution in the development of the actuarial profession. He was a professor emeritus of business and statistics and former dean of the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Business....  more
    • Age: Dec. at 79 (1927-2006)
    • Birthplace: Indianola, Iowa