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Famous United States Merchant Marine Academy Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to United States Merchant Marine Academy and be of some renown.

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

This list has a variety of graduates, like Carroll O'Connor and Mark Kelly, in it.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to United States Merchant Marine Academy?” and “Which celebrities are United States Merchant Marine Academy alumni?”
  • 1
    Carroll O'Connor

    Carroll O'Connor

    Television director, Comedian

    AgeDec. at 77 (1924-2001)

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    John Carroll O'Connor (August 2, 1924 – June 21, 2001) was an American actor, producer, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Mark Kelly

    Mark Kelly



    BirthplaceOrange, New Jersey

    Mark Edward Kelly (born February 21, 1964) is an American politician, former astronaut,... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Elliot See

    Elliot See

    Astronaut, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 39 (1927-1966)

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Elliot McKay See Jr. (July 23, 1927 – February 28, 1966) was an American engineer, naval... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Robert Kiyosaki

    Robert Kiyosaki

    Pilot, Businessperson


    BirthplaceHilo, Hawaii

    Robert Toru Kiyosaki (清崎 徹, Kiyosaki Tooru, born April 8, 1947) is an American businessman and... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Andrew Card

    Andrew Card



    BirthplaceEastern United States, Brockton, New England, United States of America, United States

    Andrew Hill Card Jr. (born May 10, 1947) is an American politician who was White House Chief... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Emory S. Land

    Emory S. Land

    Architect, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 92 (1879-1971)

    BirthplaceCañon City, Colorado

    Emory Scott Land (January 8, 1879 – November 27, 1971) was an officer in the United States... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Lane Kirkland

    AgeDec. at 77 (1922-1999)

    BirthplaceCamden, South Carolina

    Joseph Lane Kirkland (March 12, 1922 – August 14, 1999) was a US labor union leader who... more on Wikipedia
  • 8

    Russell B. Cummings


    AgeDec. at 83 (1925-2008)

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Russell Bennett Cummings (October 6, 1925 – April 18, 2008) was a Democratic member of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Jack Lord

    Jack Lord

    Television director, Sailor

    AgeDec. at 78 (1920-1998)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    John Joseph Patrick Ryan (December 30, 1920 – January 21, 1998), best known by his stage name,... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Joseph D. Stewart
    Joseph D. Stewart, also known as "Joey D," (July 9, 1942 - April 30, 2019) was a retired... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Skip Prosser

    Skip Prosser

    Basketball Coach, Coach

    AgeDec. at 57 (1950-2007)

    BirthplaceCarnegie, Pennsylvania

    George Edward "Skip" Prosser (November 3, 1950 – July 26, 2007) was an American college... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Sean Connaughton


    Sean Thomas Connaughton (born February 25, 1961) was the Secretary of Transportation for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    James Harvey Tomb

    James Harvey Tomb

    Captain James Harvey Tomb (September 2, 1876 – September 23, 1946) served as Superintendent of... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Ed Jucker
    Edwin Louis Jucker (July 8, 1916 – February 2, 2002) was an American basketball and baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Joe Rizzo

    Joe Rizzo

    American football player


    BirthplaceNew York

    Joe Rizzo (born December 17, 1950 in Glen Cove, New York) is a former linebacker of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Paul L. Krinsky

    Paul L. Krinsky

    Paul L. Krinsky (born November 9, 1928) was an American merchant mariner and sailor. He served... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    Albert J. Herberger

    Albert J. Herberger (born c. 1931) is a Vice Admiral of the United States Navy, and the first... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    B.J. Annis

    B.J. Annis

    Firefighter, Wrestler
    Bradley Joseph Annis (born 1947) is a retired bodybuilder, powerlifter, fitness guru,... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Robert Riger

    Robert Riger

    Television director, Cinematographer

    AgeDec. at 71 (1924-1995)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Robert Riger (June 4, 1924 – May 19, 1995) was a celebrated sports illustrator, photographer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Rear Admiral Thomas T. Matteson (born June 15, 1935) was appointed Superintendent of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    David C. Sanborn

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  • 22
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  • 23

    William Shaw

    Bill Shaw (died August 20, 2006) was an American-born yacht designer known for his long tenure... more on Wikipedia