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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Truman State University and be of some renown.

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

This list contains graduates like Jenna Fischer and Kane.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Truman State University?” and “Which celebrities are Truman State University alumni?”

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Jenna Fischer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Television producer, Actor, Film Director Regina Marie "Jenna" Fischer is an American actress and director. She is known for her Emmy-nominated portrayal of Pam Beesly on the NBC situation comedy The Office. She has also ...more

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Kane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Wrestler, Actor Glenn Thomas Jacobs is an American professional wrestler, actor, and insurer. He works for WWE, and is best known by his ring name Kane. Jacobs began his professional wrestling career on the ...more

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Alphonso Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Politician Alphonso Jackson served as the 13th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. He was nominated by President George W. Bush on January 28, 2004 and confirmed by the Senate on ...more

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Rachel Hulstein-Lowe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Social Worker

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John J. Pershing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Soldier John J. Pershing appeared in the 1942 film For Me and My Gal.

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Ken Norton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Actor, Professional Boxer, Sports commentator Ken Norton, Sr. was an American professional boxer. Norton is a former WBC heavyweight champion. In a professional career spanning 14 years, Norton officially retired from the sport in May 1981. ...more

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Larry Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Larry Jones American football player Lawrence Allen Jones is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the New York Giants, the Washington Redskins, and the San Francisco 49ers. He played college ...more

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Lenvil Elliott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Lenvil Elliott American football player Lenvil Elliott was a professional American football player who played running back for nine seasons in the National Football League. He was a part of the San Francisco 49ers Super Bowl XVI ...more

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Al Nipper is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Baseball player Albert Samuel Nipper is an American professional baseball coach and a former Major League pitcher who played for the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians. In 2015, he will serve as ...more

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Harry H. Laughlin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Harry Hamilton Laughlin was a leading American eugenicist in the first half of the 20th century. He was the Director of the Eugenics Record Office from its inception in 1910 to its closing in ...more

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Ruth Ann Musick is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Ruth Ann Musick Writer Ruth Ann Musick was an American author and folklorist specializing in West Virginia. She was the sister of artist Archie Musick and niece of author John R. Musick.

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Mary Rhodes Russell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Mary Rhodes Russell is the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri. She assumed the position on July 1, 2013, upon the conclusion of the two year term of her predecessor, Richard B. ...more

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Afoa Moega Lutu is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Afoafouvale Leulumoegafou Su’esu’e Lutu is an American Samoan politician and lawyer. Lutu has served as the former American Samoan Attorney General. Lutu was defeated in the 2004 gubernatorial ...more

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Mike Morris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Mike Morris Mike Morris is a former long snapper for the Minnesota Vikings, a former radio host on KFAN in Minneapolis, and Strength and Conditioning Coach for Concordia University.

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Harry Gallatin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Truman State University 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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Beryl F. Carroll is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Beryl F. Carroll Beryl Franklin Carroll was the 20th Governor of Iowa from 1909 to 1913.

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Archie Musick is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Archie Musick Archie Leroy Musick was an American painter. He studied under Thomas Hart Benton, Stanton MacDonald-Wright, and Boardman Robinson.

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Milton McPike is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Milton McPike Milton McPike was an American educator and San Francisco 49ers player, and the principal of Madison East High School for 23 years. He also served on the Board of Regents for the University of ...more

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Mary K. W. Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Mary K. W. Jones Mary K. W. Jones is Corporate Secretary and Associate General Counsel of Deere Company, a position she has held since March 2008. Jones is responsible for corporate governance matters, as well ...more

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Rick Cash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Richard Francis Cash is a former American football defensive lineman in the National Football League. He was a 10th round selection in the 1968 NFL Draft out of Northeast Missouri State ...more

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Wally Horn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Wally E. Horn is the Iowa State Senator from the 17th District. Horn currently serves on several committees in the Iowa Senate - the Judiciary committee; the Labor and Business Relations ...more

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John W. Cauthorn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
John W. Cauthorn Politician John W. Cauthorn is the current 21st District representative to the Missouri House of Representatives and former Republican member of the Missouri State Senate.

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Pat Murray is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Pat Murray American football player Pat Murray is a former American football guard. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Truman State. Murray has also been a ...more

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Sarah Dance is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Sarah Dance Swimmer Sarah Dance was the female winner of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's highest academic honor, the 2005 Walter Byers Award, in recognition of being the nation's top female ...more

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Eric Schmitt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Lawyer Eric S. Schmitt is a Republican candidate for Missouri's State Treasurer. He is a member of the Missouri Senate, representing the 15th senate district since 2009. He previously served as an ...more

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Robert J. Behnen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Robert J. Behnen Robert J. Behnen is a genealogist and a former Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives. He currently resides with his wife, Michele McGuire, and their two children, John and ...more

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Samuel W. Arnold is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Samuel W. Arnold Samuel Washington Arnold was a U.S. Representative from Missouri.

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Susana Mendoza is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Susana Mendoza Susana Mendoza is the City Clerk of Chicago, elected in 2011. She is a former member of the Illinois House of Representatives, representing the 1st District of Illinois - which included the ...more

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Gregg Williams is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Coach Gregg Williams is the father of American Football player Chase Williams.

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Kevin C. Fitzpatrick is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Kevin C. Fitzpatrick Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, is an American historian and non-fiction writer. He is best known for his research and writings on Dorothy Parker and the Algonquin Round Table.

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Mike Colona is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Mike Colona Lawyer Mike Colona is a Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives. Before redistricting, Colona represented the 67th district. Colona currently represents the 80th district, which is ...more

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Beth Campbell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Beth Campbell Singer Beth Campbell is an American artist. She graduated from Truman State University with a BFA in 1993, and from Ohio University with an MFA in 1997. She won a Guggenheim Fellowship. She lives in ...more

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Evangelos Christou is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Evangelos Christou

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Steve Gaw is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Steve Gaw Steve Gaw is Democratic Party politician who served as Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives.

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Ed Schieffer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Ed Schieffer Ed Schieffer is a Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives. He represents the 11th District, encompassing all or parts of Lincoln county. Schieffer was first elected to the ...more

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Jamilah Kolocotronis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Truman State University Alumni
Jamilah Kolocotronis Linda "Jamilah" Kolocotronis is an American Muslim writer and former educator in American Islamic schools. Of Greek origin, she converted to Islam at the age of 23, and she has ...more