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Famous Union College Alumni

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

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

Examples of graduates on this list include Jimmy Carter and Chester A. Arthur.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Union College?” and “Which celebrities are Union College alumni?”
  • 1
    Jimmy Carter

    Jimmy Carter

    Statesman, Politician


    BirthplacePlains, Georgia, USA

    James Earl Carter Jr. (born October 1, 1924) is an American politician and philanthropist who... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    George Westinghouse

    George Westinghouse

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

    AgeDec. at 68 (1846-1914)

    BirthplaceSchoharie, New York

    George Westinghouse Jr. (October 6, 1846 – March 12, 1914) was an American entrepreneur and... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Gordon Gould

    Gordon Gould


    AgeDec. at 85 (1920-2005)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Gordon Gould (July 17, 1920 – September 16, 2005) was an American physicist who is widely, but... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Chester A. Arthur

    Chester A. Arthur

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 57 (1829-1886)

    BirthplaceFairfield, Vermont, United States of America

    Chester Alan Arthur (October 5, 1829 – November 18, 1886) was an American attorney and... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    William H. Seward

    William H. Seward

    Politician, Real Estate Broker

    AgeDec. at 71 (1801-1872)

    BirthplaceFlorida, New York, USA

    William Henry Seward (May 16, 1801 – October 10, 1872) was United States Secretary of State... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    George Reid

    George Reid

    Politician, Journalist


    BirthplaceTullibody, United Kingdom

    Sir George Reid (born 4 June 1939) is a Scottish politician. From February 1974 to May 1979... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Henry Schoolcraft

    Henry Schoolcraft

    Anthropologist, Geologist

    AgeDec. at 71 (1793-1864)

    BirthplaceGuilderland, New York

    Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (March 28, 1793 – December 10, 1864) was an American geographer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    James Roosevelt I

    James Roosevelt I


    AgeDec. at 72 (1828-1900)

    BirthplaceHyde Park, New York

    James Roosevelt I (July 16, 1828 – December 8, 1900), known as "Squire James", was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Neil Abercrombie


    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    Neil Abercrombie (born June 26, 1938) is an American politician who served as the seventh... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    John F. Hartranft

    AgeDec. at 59 (1830-1889)

    BirthplaceNew Hanover Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    John Frederick Hartranft (December 16, 1830 – October 17, 1889) was the United States military... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Lewis Henry Morgan

    Lewis Henry Morgan

    Activist, Anthropologist

    AgeDec. at 63 (1818-1881)

    BirthplaceAurora, New York, United States of America

    Lewis Henry Morgan (November 21, 1818 – December 17, 1881) was a pioneering American... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Phillip Allen Sharp


    BirthplaceFalmouth, Kentucky

    Phillip Allen Sharp (born June 6, 1944) is an American geneticist and molecular biologist who... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Ira Harris

    Ira Harris

    Judge, Politician

    AgeDec. at 73 (1802-1875)

    BirthplaceCharleston, New York, United States of America

    Ira Harris (May 31, 1802 – December 2, 1875) was an American jurist and senator from New York.... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    John W. Taylor

    John W. Taylor

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 70 (1784-1854)

    BirthplaceCharlton, New York, United States of America

    John W. Taylor (March 26, 1784 – September 18, 1854) was an early 19th-century U.S. politician... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Joseph M. Carey

    AgeDec. at 79 (1845-1924)

    BirthplaceMilton, Delaware, United States of America

    Joseph Maull Carey (January 19, 1845 – February 5, 1924) was an American lawyer, rancher,... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Robert Toombs

    Robert Toombs

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 75 (1810-1885)

    BirthplaceUnited States of America, United States, with Territories, Georgia, Washington

    Robert Augustus Toombs (July 2, 1810 – December 15, 1885) was an American lawyer, planter, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    John C. Spencer

    John C. Spencer

    Judge, Politician

    AgeDec. at 67 (1788-1855)

    BirthplaceHudson, New York, United States of America

    John Canfield Spencer (January 8, 1788 – May 17, 1855) was an American lawyer, politician,... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Frederick W. Seward

    Frederick W. Seward

    Politician, Editing

    AgeDec. at 85 (1830-1915)

    BirthplaceAuburn, New York, United States of America

    Frederick William Seward (July 8, 1830 – April 25, 1915) was an American politician and member... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Dylan Ratigan

    Dylan Ratigan

    Journalist, Actor


    BirthplaceSaranac Lake, New York, United States of America

    Dylan Jason Ratigan (born April 19, 1972) is an American businessman, author, film producer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Fitz Hugh Ludlow

    Fitz Hugh Ludlow


    AgeDec. at 34 (1836-1870)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Fitz Hugh Ludlow, sometimes seen as Fitzhugh Ludlow (September 11, 1836 – September 12, 1870),... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Levi A. Mackey

    Levi A. Mackey

    Banker, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 70 (1819-1889)

    Levi Augustus Mackey (November 25, 1819 – February 8, 1889) was a United States Representative... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Squire Whipple

    Squire Whipple

    Civil engineer, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 84 (1804-1888)

    BirthplaceHardwick, Massachusetts

    Squire Whipple (September 16, 1804 – March 15, 1888) was a civil engineer born in Hardwick,... more on Wikipedia
  • 23

    AgeDec. at 91 (1904-1995)

    BirthplaceYork, Pennsylvania

    George Robert Stibitz (April 30, 1904 – January 31, 1995) was a Bell Labs researcher... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Randy Kuhl

    Randy Kuhl

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceBath, New York, United States of America

    John Randall Kuhl Jr. (born 19 April 1943), is an American Republican politician. He is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Francis Wayland

    AgeDec. at 69 (1796-1865)

    BirthplaceNew York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America

    Francis Wayland (March 11, 1796 – September 30, 1865), American Baptist educator and... more on Wikipedia