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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 Charles Franklin Kettering was an American inventor, engineer, businessman, and the holder of 186 patents. He was a founder of Delco, and was head of research at General Motors from 1920 to ...more

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S. Robson Walton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Businessperson Samuel Robson "Rob" Walton is an American businessman and is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, the world's largest retailer. He is Chairman of the ...more

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Martha Chase is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Martha Cowles Chase, also known as Martha C. Epstein, was an American geneticist known for being a member of the 1952 team that experimentally showed that DNA rather than protein is the genetic ...more

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John Dean is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Author, Lawyer John Wesley Dean III served as White House Counsel for United States President Richard Nixon from July 1970 until April 1973. In this position, he became deeply involved in events leading up to ...more

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Stephen R. Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Novelist, Writer Stephen Reeder Donaldson is an American fantasy, science fiction and mystery novelist, most famous for The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, his ten-novel fantasy series. His work is characterized ...more

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John T. Walton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Pilot John Thomas Walton was a United States war veteran and a son of Walmart founder Sam Walton. He was also the chairman of True North Partners, a venture capital firm. Walton cofounded the ...more

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Ronald Takaki is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Historian, Professor, Author Ronald Toshiyuki Takaki was an American academic, historian, ethnographer and author. Born in Oahu, Hawai'i, his work addresses stereotypes of Asian Americans, such as the model minority

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Karl Taylor Compton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Physicist Karl Taylor Compton was a prominent American physicist and president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology 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 Arthur Holly Compton was an American physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1927 for his discovery of the Compton effect, which demonstrated the particle nature of electromagnetic ...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 Duncan Zowie Haywood Jones is an English film director, film producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the award-winning science fiction films Moon and Source Code.

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Robert A. Steele is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni

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

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Samuel S. Yoder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Judge Samuel S. Yoder 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 William Moore McCulloch was a Republican member of the US House of Representatives from Ohio. McCulloch was born near Holmesville, Ohio. He attended the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio. He ...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 Mark P. Denbeaux is a law professor at Seton Hall University School of Law in New Jersey and the Director of its Center for Policy and Research. He is notable for directing numerous studies on ...more

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Eugene DePasquale is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Politician Eugene Anthony DePasquale is a Democratic politician who is serving as the Pennsylvania Auditor General. From 2007 to 2013, he served in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing ...more

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Donald Kohn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Donald Lewis Kohn 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 dove on monetary policy. He ...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 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
Joseph Banks Rhine, usually known as J. B. Rhine, was an American botanist who founded scientific research in parapsychology as a branch of psychology, founding the parapsychology lab at Duke ...more

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Judson Rosebush is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Judson Rosebush Writer Judson Rosebush is a director and producer of multimedia products and computer animation, an author, artist and media theorist. He is the founder of Digital Effects Inc. and the Judson Rosebush ...more

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John Howey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
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 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 Debra Allbery 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 Helen Murray Free 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 management from Central Michigan University in ...more

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Vince Cellini is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Journalist Vincent Robert Cellini is a long-time sports broadcaster for radio and television, currently working at Turner Sports.

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Tim McCreight is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Tim McCreight Tim McCreight is an American artist who specializes in metalsmithing, particularly in jewelry. He is also an author of books referring to metalsmithing.

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Sophia Lyon Fahs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Sophia Lyon Fahs Writer Sophia Blanche Lyon Fahs was an editor, author, teacher, and religious activist who led a revolution in Unitarian religious education. Fahs' teaching and writing focused on a method of ...more

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James T. Begg is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
James T. Begg James Thomas Begg was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

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Ted Celeste is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Ted Celeste Politician Theodore S. "Ted" Celeste is an American politician and a member of the Democratic party in Ohio. Celeste, the brother of former Ohio governor and U.S. ambassador Richard F. Celeste, ...more

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Larry Shyatt is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Basketball Coach Lawrence Allen "Larry" Shyatt is the men's basketball coach at the University of Wyoming. He previously served as the head coach at the University of Wyoming and Clemson University. He ...more

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Robert Buettner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Robert Buettner Robert Buettner is an American author of military science fiction novels. He is a former Military Intelligence Officer, National Science Foundation Fellow in Paleontology and has been published ...more

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Charles Follis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
American football player Charles W. Follis, a.k.a. "The Black Cyclone," was the first black professional football player. He played for the Shelby Blues of the "Ohio League" from 1902 to 1906. On ...more

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Solomon Oliver Jr. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Solomon Oliver Jr. Solomon Oliver Jr. is the chief judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. Born in Bessemer, Alabama, Oliver received a B.A. from College of Wooster in 1969 and ...more

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David Dudley Dowd, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
David Dudley Dowd, Jr. David Dudley Dowd Jr. is a United States federal judge in Akron, Ohio. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Dowd received a B.A. from College of Wooster in 1951 and a J.D. from the University of Michigan ...more

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Stanley Gault is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Stanley Gault Stanley C. Gault spent 31 years with General Electric before being named Chairman of the Board and CEO of Rubbermaid from 1981-1991. He became CEO and Chairman of The Goodyear Tire and Rubber ...more

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Blake Moore is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Edward Blake Moore Jr. is a former offensive lineman in the National Football League who played for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Green Bay Packers. Moore played collegiate ball for the College ...more

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John J. Lentz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
John Jacob Lentz was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

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William Chittick is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
William Chittick William C. Chittick is a leading translator and interpreter of classical Islamic philosophical and mystical texts. He is best known for his groundbreaking work on Rumi and Ibn 'Arabi, and has ...more

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Willie Flattery is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Willie Flattery Wilson Immel Flattery was a professional football player who played 2 seasons in the National Football League, with the Canton Bulldogs. He played during the 1925 and 1926 season.

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John McSweeney is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
John McSweeney John McSweeney was a U.S. Representative from Ohio. Born in Wooster, Ohio, McSweeney attended the public schools and was graduated from Wooster University in 1912. He was employed in the ...more

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Charles B. McClintock is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Charles Blaine McClintock was a U.S. Representative from Ohio. Born in Paint Township, Wayne County, Ohio, near Beach City, Stark County, McClintock was educated in the public schools. He ...more

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Jim Luce is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Jim Luce Jim Luce is a former investment banker and currently a philanthropist and international development activist. Luce founded the Orphans International Worldwide in 1998 and Orphans International ...more

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Ben Roderick is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Benjamin Aaron Roderick was a professional football player during the early years of the National Football League with the Buffalo All-Americans, Canton Bulldogs and Buffalo Bisons. Roderick won ...more

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Francis Seiberling is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Francis Seiberling was a U.S. Representative from Ohio, cousin of John F. Seiberling. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Seiberling moved with his parents to Wadsworth, Ohio, in 1873. He attended the ...more

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John S. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
John S. Wilson John Sullivan Wilson is a Lead Economist in the Development Economics Research Group of the World Bank. Wilson manages research on transparency, trade facilitation, regulation, and economic ...more

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Bill Townsend is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Bill Townsend Bill Townsend is an entrepreneur who helped build several global companies, most notably search engine Lycos, social networking pioneer sixdegrees.com, whose intellectual property formed the ...more

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James V. Neel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
James V. Neel James Van Gundia Neel was an American geneticist who played a key role in the development of human genetics as a field of research in the United States. He made important contributions to the ...more

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Sam Dixon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
Sam Dixon Coach Sam Dixon is a high school basketball coach. Since April 2002 he has been the eighth head coach of women's basketball coach at Furman University. In the first five years at Furman, he had a .497 ...more

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F. Lauriston Bullard is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous The College Of Wooster Alumni
F. Lauriston Bullard Journalist, Editorial Writer F. Lauriston Bullard is a Pulitzer-prize winning writer.