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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and be of some renown.

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

Alumni range from Big Show to Jeff Tweedy.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville?” and “Which celebrities are Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumni?”
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Jeff Tweedy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni
Guitarist, Songwriter, Musician
Jeffrey Scot "Jeff" Tweedy is an American songwriter, musician, record producer best known as the leader of the bands Wilco, Tweedy, Golden Smog, Loose Fur, and Uncle Tupelo.
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Stephnie Weir is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Stephnie Carmel Weir is an American actress, comedian, and writer. She is best known as a cast member on MADtv from 2000–2006.
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Big Show is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni
Wrestler, Actor, Athlete
Paul Donald Wight is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Big Show. Signed to WWE, Wight is a seven-time world champion, having won the WCW World Heavyweight ...more
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Kathleen Madigan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Kathleen Madigan is an American comedian and TV personality. In addition to her stand up comedy performances she is a regular guest on a variety of U.S. television programs.
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Jameson O'Guinn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni
Programmer, Editor, Copywriter
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Michael Miller is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni
Computer Engineer, Actor
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Shelby Steele is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni
Documentary Filmmaker, Author, Writer
Shelby Steele is an American author, columnist, documentary film maker, and a Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, specialising in the study ...more
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John Shimkus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni
Politician
John Mondy Shimkus is the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 15th congressional district, since 1997. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district was numbered as the 20th from 1997 to ...more
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Brayden Patterson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni
Actor, First Assistant Director
Brayden Patterson; birth name; Brian Newman born in Granite City,Illinois U.S.A. is an Actor, American Film Director, and producer. Brayden Patterson is the stage name for actor Brian Newman. He ...more
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Eddie Lee Jackson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni
Eddie Lee Jackson Politician
Eddie Lee Jackson is a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 114th District since his appointment on January 9, 2009 to replace Wyvetter H. Younge. The ...more
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Harry Gallatin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni
Basketball Coach, Basketball player
Harry J. " The Horse" Gallatin is a retired American professional basketball player and coach. Gallatin played nine seasons for the New York Knicks in the NBA from 1948 to 1957, as ...more
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Dennis Werth is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni
Dennis Werth Baseball player
Dennis Dean Werth is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and outfielder.
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Jenny Bindon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni
Jenny Bindon Footballer
Jenny Bindon, born Jenny Lynn Bourn on 25 February 1973 in Belleville, Illinois, United States, is an association football goalkeeper who represented New Zealand at international level. She ...more
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Ken Flach is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni
Tennis player
Kenneth Eliot "Ken" Flach is a former professional tennis player from the United States. A doubles specialist, he won 4 Grand Slam men's doubles titles, and 2 Grand Slam mixed doubles ...more
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Mike Banner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni
Mike Banner
Mike Banner is an American soccer player.
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Robert Seguso is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni
Robert Arthur Seguso is a former professional tennis player from the United States. A doubles specialist, he won 4 Grand Slam men's doubles titles. He also won the men's doubles Gold Medal at ...more
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Gary W. Kronk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni
Gary W. Kronk
Gary W. Kronk is an American amateur astronomer and writer.
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Patrick Clark is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni
Patrick Clark
Patrick Clark is an American host, reporter, and musician. He has been featured on the Home & Garden Network, G4, ABC Family, All News Channel, and served as a correspondent for Cartoon
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Bill Plaschke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni
Bill Plaschke Writer
William Paul "Bill" Plaschke is an American sports journalist who has written for the Los Angeles Times since 1987.
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Thomas Holbrook is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni
Thomas Holbrook
Thomas Holbrook is an Illinois lawmaker. He was a Democratic member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 113th District for eight terms from 1995 until 2011.
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Dewayne Staats is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni
Dewayne Staats Announcer
Dewayne Staats is a sports broadcaster who has been the television play-by-play commentator for the Tampa Bay Rays since they began play in 1998. He is currently teamed with color commentator ...more
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Tom Galati is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni
Tom Galati
Tom Galati is a former U.S. soccer defensive midfielder who five seasons in the North American Soccer League. He also earned one cap with the U.S. national team.
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Gunjan Bagla is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni
Gunjan Bagla Public speaker, Businessperson, Author
Gunjan Bagla is an Indian-American author, blogger, businessman, and public speaker. He is the founder and managing director of Amritt Ventures, a consulting firm based in Cerritos, California, ...more
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Joe Reiniger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni
Joe Reiniger
Joe Reiniger is a professional soccer player and coach. He grew up in Caseyville. He currently plays for arena soccer for the St. Louis Illusion. Reiniger has played forward for the St. Louis ...more
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Mark Waller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni
Mark Waller is a legislator in the U.S. state of Colorado. Elected to the Colorado House of Representatives as a Republican in 2008, Waller represents House District 15, which encompasses ...more