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

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

Examples of graduates on this list include Robert Jordan and Lu Parker.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to The Citadel?” and “Which celebrities are The Citadel alumni?”

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Pat Conroy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Pat Conroy Novelist, Author, Writer Pat Conroy is a New York Times bestselling author who has written several acclaimed novels and memoirs. Two of his novels, The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, were made into ...more

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Randolph Bresnik is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Randolph Bresnik Astronaut, Fighter pilot Randolph James "Komrade" Bresnik is a Colonel in the United States Marine Corps and a NASA astronaut. A Marine Aviator by trade, Bresnik was selected as a member of NASA Astronaut ...more

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Kaseem Penn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Kaseem Penn Investor, Entrepreneur, Consultant Kaseem Penn is an entrepeneur, investor and consultant.  Penn and his live-in girlfriend Keshia Knight Pulliam, who played Rudy on The Cosby Show, will star in a reality show about their ...more

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Ernest Hollings is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Ernest Hollings Politician Ernest Frederick "Fritz" Hollings served as a Democratic United States Senator from South Carolina from 1966 to 2005, as well as the 106th Governor of South Carolina and the 77th ...more

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William Stewart Simkins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
William Stewart Simkins Law professor, Lawyer William Stewart Simkins was a Confederate soldier and professor of law at the University of Texas at Austin. As a military cadet, he quite possibly fired the first shot of the American Civil

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Bobby Curtis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Bobby Curtis American football player Robert Waymon Curtis is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Savannah State University.

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Johnson Hagood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Johnson Hagood Johnson Hagood was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War and the 80th Governor of South Carolina from 1880 to 1882.

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Robert Jordan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Robert Jordan Novelist, Author, Writer James Oliver Rigney, Jr, better known under the pen name Robert Jordan, was an American author of epic fantasy. He is best known for The Wheel of Time, which consists of 14 books and a prequel ...more

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Steve Buyer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Steve Buyer Politician Stephen Earle Buyer is the former U.S. Representative for Indiana's 4th congressional district, and previously the 5th district, serving from 1993 until 2011. In 2012 Buyer started working for ...more

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William Westmoreland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
William Westmoreland William Childs Westmoreland was a United States Army four-star general. General Westmoreland was in command of all US military operations in the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968, including during ...more

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Melvin Purvis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Melvin Purvis Melvin Horace Purvis, Jr. was an American law enforcement official and Federal Bureau of Investigation agent. He was given the nickname "Little Mel" because of his short stature. He is ...more

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Lu Parker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Lu Parker Journalist, Newsreader, Actor Frances Louise "Lu" Parker is a broadcast journalist and former Miss USA from South Carolina.

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Thomas D. Howie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Thomas D. Howie Thomas Dry Howie was an American army officer, killed during the Battle of Normandy during World War II, while trying to capture the French town of Saint-Lô. He is known as "The Major ...more

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Gresham Barrett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Gresham Barrett Businessperson James Gresham Barrett is an American politician who was the United States Representative for South Carolina's 3rd congressional district from 2003 to 2011. He is a member of the Republican ...more

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Marvin Griffin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Marvin Griffin Samuel Marvin Griffin, Sr. was an American politician from the U.S. state of Georgia. A lifelong Democrat, Griffin was a native of Bainbridge, Georgia. He served as the 72nd Governor of Georgia ...more

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William W. Hartzog is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
William W. Hartzog General William White Hartzog was a four-star U.S. Army general whose commands during his 35-year career include the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, the 1st Infantry Division, ...more

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Charles E. Daniel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Charles E. Daniel Charles Ezra Daniel was a United States Senator from South Carolina and founder of Daniel International Corporation. Born in Elberton, Georgia, he moved with his family to Anderson, South ...more

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Dallas McPherson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Dallas McPherson Baseball player Dallas Lyle McPherson is an American professional baseball third baseman who plays for the York Revolution.

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Ellison Capers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Ellison Capers Ellison Capers was a school teacher, Confederate general in the American Civil War, theologian, and college administrator from South Carolina.

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Greg Davis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Greg Davis American football player Greg Davis is a former National Football League kicker from. Coholder of the NFL Record for most 50-yard field goals in one game. They are 51, 55, 53. Also a member of The Citadel Athletic Hall ...more

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John C. West is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
John C. West Lawyer John Carl West, Sr., was an American Democratic Party politician who served as the 109th Governor of South Carolina from 1971 to 1975. From 1977 to 1981, he was the U.S. Ambassador to Saudi

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Thomas Ravenel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Thomas Ravenel Politician Thomas Ravenel is a politician and former State Treasurer. He is the son of former South Carolina Congressman Arthur Ravenel, Jr. He currently stars on the Bravo reality series Southern Charm ...more

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Joseph P. Riley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Politician Joseph Patrick Riley, Jr. is an American politician who is the long-time Mayor of Charleston, South Carolina. He is the one of the longest serving mayors that is still living and in office, ...more

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Travis Jervey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Travis Jervey American football player Travis Richard Jervey is a former American football tailback. He played for the Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers, and Atlanta Falcons. He played his college football at The Citadel. He ...more

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James Robert Mann is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
James Robert Mann Lawyer James Robert Mann was a soldier, lawyer and a United States Representative from South Carolina.

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Al Bansavage is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Al Bansavage American football player Albert Anthony Bansavage was an American football linebacker who played in the American Football League.

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Angelo Coia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Angelo Coia American football player Angelo Anthony Coia was an American football end in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears, the Washington Redskins, and the Atlanta Falcons. He played college football at the ...more

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Nehemiah Broughton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Nehemiah Broughton American football player Nehemiah Broughton, Jr. is a former American football fullback. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at The Citadel. ...more

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Paul Maguire is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Paul Maguire American football player Paul Leo Maguire is a former American football player and current television sportscaster.

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Evander M. Law is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Evander M. Law Evander McIver Law was an author, teacher, and a Confederate general in the American Civil War.

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John W. Rosa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
John W. Rosa John W. Rosa Jr. is a retired United States Air Force Lieutenant General currently serving as President of The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. While on active duty, Rosa also served as ...more

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Micah Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Micah Jenkins Micah Jenkins, was a Confederate general in the American Civil War, mortally wounded by friendly fire at the Battle of the Wilderness.

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Cliff Washburn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Cliff Washburn American football player Clifton "Cliff" Washburn is a former gridiron football offensive tackle. He was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at The ...more

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John Small is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
John Small American football player John Kenneth Small was an American football linebacker with the Atlanta Falcons and the Detroit Lions in the National Football League. Small was born in Lumberton, North Carolina. He was the ...more

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Thad Viers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Thad Viers Politician Thad T. Viers is a former Republican South Carolina State Representative for District 68. He lives in Myrtle Beach.

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Ed Conroy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Ed Conroy Basketball Coach, Coach Ed Conroy is an American college basketball coach and the current head men's basketball coach at Tulane University. He was hired in April 2010. Before joining Tulane, he coached four seasons at ...more

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Ellis Johnson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Ellis Johnson Coach Laurens Ellis Johnson is an American football coach and former player. He was the defensive coordinator at Auburn University. He served as head football coach at Gardner–Webb University in 1983, ...more

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Daniel P. Bolger is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Daniel P. Bolger Daniel P. Bolger of Aurora, Illinois is an author, historian, and retired Lieutenant General of the United States Army. He currently holds a special faculty appointment in the Department of ...more

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Mr. Two Bits is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Mr. Two Bits George Edmondson, Jr. of Tampa, Florida, known to the University of Florida community as "Mr. Two Bits," is a long-time football fan of—and cheerleader for—the Florida Gators football ...more

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Tony Cicoria is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Tony Cicoria Anthony Cicoria, MD is a doctor specializing in orthopedic medicine, orthopedic surgery, orthotics, prosthetic supplies, and sports medicine. He is best known for acquiring an unusual affinity ...more

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Lester Smith is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Lester Smith Lester Smith was a football player in the CFL for eight years. Smith played defensive back for the Baltimore Stallions, Toronto Argonauts and Montreal Alouettes from 1994-2001. He was a CFL ...more

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Arland D. Williams, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Arland D. Williams, Jr. Arland Dean Williams Jr. was a passenger aboard Air Florida Flight 90, which crashed on take-off in Washington, D.C., on January 13, 1982, killing 78 people. One of just six people to survive ...more

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Shannon Faulkner is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Shannon Faulkner Shannon Faulkner, born in Powdersville, South Carolina, United States, graduated from Wren High School in 1993, was the first female cadet to enter The Citadel. Faulkner enrolled after a ...more

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Harvey Schiller is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Harvey Schiller Harvey Schiller has been a vice president of Turner Sports, chief executive of YankeeNets, vice chair of the America's Cup 2013 Advisory Board and president of the International Baseball ...more

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John Calder Brennan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
John Calder Brennan John Calder Brennan, a Laurel, Maryland historian, retired as a personnel specialist for the Federal Reserve. He was a member of the class of 1930 at The Citadel where he majored in English and ...more

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Langhorne A. Motley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Langhorne A. Motley Langhorne Anthony Motley is a former United States Ambassador to Brazil and Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs. He is a member of the American Academy of Diplomacy and ...more

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William J. Luti is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
William J. Luti Captain William J. Luti served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Defense Policy and Strategy for the National Security Council in the administration of President ...more

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James R. Fair is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
James R. Fair James Rutherford Fair PhD P.E., also known as Jim Fair or James R. Fair, was a notable American chemical engineer. His professional career included 33 years working in a variety of industrial ...more

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Cortez Allen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Cortez Allen American football player Cortez Lequon Allen is an American football cornerback with the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. Allen grew up in Citra, Florida and played college football at The Citadel. ...more

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Frank Libutti is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous The Citadel Alumni
Frank Libutti Frank Libutti is a retired United States Marine Corps Lieutenant General who also served as the head of the New York City Police Department's Counter Terrorism Bureau, Deputy Police ...more