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

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

Items on this list include S. Robson Walton and J.C. Chandor.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to The College of Wooster?” and “Which celebrities are The College of Wooster alumni?”
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Charles F. Kettering is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Inventor, Engineer

Age: Dec. at 82 (1876-1958)

Birthplace: Loudonville, Ohio

Charles Franklin Kettering (August 29, 1876 – November 25, 1958) sometimes known as Charles "Boss" Kettering was an American inventor, engineer, businessman, and the holder of 186 ...more
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S. Robson Walton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 74

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Samuel Robson "Rob" Walton (born October 28, 1944) is an heir to the fortune of Walmart, the world's largest retailer. He is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton. He served as ...more
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Martha Chase is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni

Age: Dec. at 76 (1927-2003)

Birthplace: Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Martha Cowles Chase (November 30, 1927 – August 8, 2003), also known as Martha C. Epstein, was an American geneticist known for having in 1952, with Alfred Hershey, experimentally helped to ...more
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John Dean is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Author, Lawyer

Age: 80

Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States of America

John Wesley Dean III (born October 14, 1938) is a former attorney who served as White House Counsel for United States President Richard Nixon from July 1970 until April 1973. Dean is known for ...more
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Stephen R. Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Novelist, Writer

Age: 71

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

Stephen Reeder Donaldson (born May 13, 1947) is an American fantasy, science fiction and mystery novelist, most famous for The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, his ten-novel fantasy series. His ...more
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John T. Walton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Pilot

Age: Dec. at 59 (1946-2005)

Birthplace: Newport, Arkansas

John Thomas Walton (October 8, 1946 – June 27, 2005) was an American war veteran and a son of Walmart founder Sam Walton. He was also the chairman of True North Partners, a venture capital firm. ...more
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Ronald Takaki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Historian, Professor, Author

Age: Dec. at 70 (1939-2009)

Birthplace: Oahu, Hawaii

Ronald Toshiyuki Takaki (April 12, 1939 – May 26, 2009) was an American academic, historian, ethnographer and author. He was born in Oahu, Hawaii, and his work addresses stereotypes of Asian ...more
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Karl Taylor Compton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Physicist

Age: Dec. at 67 (1887-1954)

Birthplace: Wooster, Ohio

Karl Taylor Compton (September 14, 1887 – June 22, 1954) was a prominent American physicist and president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) from 1930 to 1948.
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Arthur Compton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Physicist

Age: Dec. at 70 (1892-1962)

Birthplace: Wooster, Ohio

Arthur Holly Compton (September 10, 1892 – March 15, 1962) was an American physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1927 for his 1923 discovery of the Compton effect, which demonstrated ...more
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Duncan Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director

Age: 47

Birthplace: Bromley, United Kingdom

Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones (born 30 May 1971) is a British-American film director, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the science fiction film Moon (2009), for which he ...more
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Robert A. Steele is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni

Age: 63

Birthplace: Quincy, Massachusetts

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David Ross Boyd is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
David Ross Boyd

Age: Dec. at 83 (1853-1936)

Birthplace: Coshocton, Ohio

David Ross Boyd (1853 – November 17, 1936) was an American educator and the first president of the University of Oklahoma. Boyd was born in Coshocton, Ohio, and obtained a doctorate degree from ...more
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Samuel S. Yoder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Judge

Age: Dec. at 80 (1841-1921)

Birthplace: Berlin, Ohio, United States of America

Samuel S. Yoder (August 16, 1841 – May 11, 1921) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.
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William Moore McCulloch ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 79 (1901-1980)

Birthplace: Holmesville, Ohio, United States of America

William Moore McCulloch (November 24, 1901 – February 22, 1980) was an American politician and a member of the Republican Party who served as a U.S. Representative for Ohio's 4th congressional ...more
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Mark Denbeaux is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Professor, Law professor, Lawyer

Age: 75

Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida

Mark P. Denbeaux (born July 30, 1943 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American attorney, professor, and author. He is a law professor at Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, New Jersey ...more
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Eugene DePasquale is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Politician

Age: 47

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Eugene Anthony DePasquale (born August 3, 1971) is a Democratic politician who is serving as the Pennsylvania Auditor General. From 2007 to 2013, he served in the Pennsylvania House of ...more
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Donald Kohn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni

Age: 76

Birthplace: Pennsylvania, Area code 215, Contiguous United States, Philadelphia, United States of America, + more

Donald Lewis Kohn (born November 7, 1942) is an American economist who served as the former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He is considered a moderate ...more
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James H. Hyslop is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
James H. Hyslop

Age: Dec. at 66 (1854-1920)

Birthplace: Xenia, Ohio

James Hervey Hyslop, Ph.D, LL.D, was a professor of ethics and logic at Columbia University, a psychologist, and a psychical researcher. From 1906 until his death he was the secretary-treasurer ...more
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Joseph Banks Rhine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni

Age: Dec. at 85 (1895-1980)

Birthplace: Pennsylvania

Joseph Banks Rhine (September 29, 1895 – February 20, 1980), usually known as J. B. Rhine, was an American botanist who founded parapsychology as a branch of psychology, founding the ...more
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Judson Rosebush is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Judson Rosebush Writer

Age: 71

Birthplace: Wooster, Ohio, United States of America

Judson Rosebush (b. October 1, 1947, Wooster, Ohio) is a director and producer of multimedia products and computer animation, an author, artist and media theorist. He is the founder of Digital ...more
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John Howey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni

Age: 86

Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut

John Howey is a Florida architect known as part of the group of architects at work since 1965 that followed the Sarasota School of Architects led by Paul Rudolph. John Howey Associates is his ...more
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Robert X. Cringely is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Robert X. Cringely Journalist, Writer

Age: 66

Birthplace: Apple Creek, Ohio

Robert X. Cringely is the pen name of both technology journalist Mark Stephens and a string of writers for a column in InfoWorld, the one-time weekly computer trade newspaper published by IDG.
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Debra Allbery is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Poet

Age: 61

Birthplace: Lancaster, Ohio

Debra Allbery (born 3 March 1957 in Lancaster, Ohio) is an American poet.
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H. J. Markley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
H.J. Markley is Executive Vice President, Worldwide Parts Services, Global Supply Management and Logistics, Enterprise Information Technology, and Corporate Communications at Deere Company, a ...more
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Helen Murray Free is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Helen Murray Free Educator, Chemist

Age: 96

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Helen Murray Free (born February 20, 1923, Pittsburgh, PA) is a retired American chemist and educator. She received a B.A. in chemistry from The College of Wooster in 1944 and an M.A. in ...more