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Famous St. Olaf College Alumni

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

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

Ernest Lawrence and Roger Grimsby are included on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to St. Olaf College?” and “Which celebrities are St. Olaf College alumni?”
  • 1

    Kristine Gebbie

    Nurse, Politician
    Kristine Moore Gebbie is professor at the Flinders University School of Nursing & Midwifery in...  more
  • 2
    Ernest Orlando Lawrence (August 8, 1901 – August 27, 1958) was a pioneering American nuclear...  more
  • 3

    Siri Hustvedt

    Poet, Novelist
    Siri Hustvedt (born February 19, 1955) is an American novelist and essayist. Hustvedt is the...  more
  • 4

    Andrew Kuster

    Editor, Conductor
    Andrew Thomas Kuster is an American writer, composer, and conductor....  more
  • 5

    Satveer Chaudhary

    Politician, Lawyer
    Satveer Singh Chaudhary (born June 12, 1969) is an American politician and a former member of...  more
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    David Grose

    David F. Grose (November 21, 1944 – October 13, 2004) was an American archaeologist and...  more
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    Roger Grimsby

    Journalist, Newsreader
    Roger Olin Grimsby (September 23, 1928 – June 23, 1995) was an American journalist, television...  more
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    Fredrik Melius Christiansen (April 1, 1871 – June 1, 1955) was a Norwegian-born violinist and...  more
  • 9

    Robert Bly

    Poet, Author
    Robert Bly (born December 23, 1926) is an American poet, essayist, activist and leader of the...  more
  • 10

    Al Quie

    Albert Harold "Al" Quie (born September 18, 1923) is an American politician who served as the...  more
  • 11

    Russell A. Anderson

    Russell A. Anderson (born May 28, 1942) is an attorney and former Chief Justice of the...  more
  • 12

    Anton Armstrong

    Conductor, Composer
    Anton Eugene Armstrong (born April 26, 1956) is the conductor of the St. Olaf Choir as well as...  more
  • 13

    Erik Paulsen

    Erik Philip Paulsen (born May 14, 1965) is an American politician who represented Minnesota's...  more
  • 14
    Raymond R. "Ray" Cox (June 26, 1951 – November 3, 2017) was a Minnesota politician and a...  more
  • 15

    René Clausen

    René Clausen is an American composer, conductor of The Concordia Choir, and professor of music...  more
  • 16
    Tom Fiebiger is a North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party politician who served as a member of the...  more
  • 17

    Arlen Erdahl

    Arlen Ingolf Erdahl (born February 27, 1931) served as a member of the Minnesota House of...  more
  • 18

    Ole Edvart Rølvaag

    Professor, Novelist
    Ole Edvart Rølvaag (Rølvåg in modern Norwegian, Rolvaag in English orthography) (April 22,...  more
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    Harry Haines

    Harry Allen Haines (born Montana, 1939) is a judge of the United States Tax Court. Haines...  more
  • 20

    Sarah Lindsay

    Poet, Author
    Sarah Lindsay (born 1958) is an American poet from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In addition to writing...  more
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    David Minge

    David R. Minge (born March 19, 1942) is an American former judge and politician. David Minge...  more
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    Martha Nause

    Martha Nause (born September 10, 1954) is an American professional golfer. She is a three-time...  more
  • 23

    Mary Stanton

    Novelist, Writer
    Mary Stanton (born 1947 in Winter Park, Florida) is an American author most famous for her...  more
  • 24

    Kim Elton

    Kim Steven Elton (born April 9, 1948) is a journalist, commercial fisherman, government...  more
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    Tom Saxhaug

    Insurance, Legislator
    Tom Saxhaug (born February 22, 1948) is a Minnesota politician and former member of the...  more