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

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

Sarah Palin and Mark Schlereth are included on this list along with many more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Idaho?” and “Which celebrities are University of Idaho alumni?”
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Sarah Palin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Idaho Alumni
Spokesperson, Commentator, Basketball player
Sarah Louise Palin is an American politician, commentator, and author who served as the ninth Governor of Alaska, from 2006 to her resignation in 2009. As the Republican Party nominee for Vice ...more
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Larry Craig is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Idaho Alumni
Politician
Larry Edwin Craig is a former Republican politician from the U.S. state of Idaho. He served 18 years in the U.S. Senate, preceded by 10 years in the U.S. House, representing Idaho's first ...more
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Philip Habib is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Idaho Alumni
Philip Charles Habib was the most famous career diplomat in the world in the 1980s. He was best known for his work as Ronald Reagan's special envoy to the Middle East 1981–83. In that role he ...more
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Sharon Allen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Idaho Alumni
Businessperson
Sharon Allen is Chairman of the Board of Directors of DeloitteLLP. She was first elected in this position in 2003 and re-elected in 2007. Upon her election as board chairman, Allen became the ...more
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Daniel Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Idaho Alumni
Daniel Smith American football player
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Kristin Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Idaho Alumni
Coach, Athlete, Professional Road Racing Cyclist
Kristin Armstrong is a professional road bicycle racer and two-time Olympic gold medalist, the winner of the women's individual time trial in 2008 and 2012. Before temporarily retiring to start ...more
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Dirk Kempthorne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Idaho Alumni
Lobbyist
Dirk Arthur Kempthorne is an American politician who was the United States Secretary of the Interior from 2006 to 2009, serving under President George W. Bush. A Republican, Kempthorne ...more
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James A. McClure is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Idaho Alumni
Lawyer
James Albertus "Jim" McClure was an American politician from the state of Idaho, most notably serving as a Republican in the U.S. Senate for three terms.
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Bill Sali is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Idaho Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
William Thomas "Bill" Sali is a former congressman from Idaho. A Republican, he served a single term in the United States House of Representatives, representing Idaho's 1st ...more
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E. E. Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Idaho Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer
Edward Elmer Smith PhD was an American food engineer and early science fiction author, best known for the Lensman and Skylark series. He is sometimes called the father of space opera.
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Tom Cable is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Idaho Alumni
American Football coach, American football player
Thomas Lee "Tom" Cable, Jr. is an American football coach currently working as the offensive line and assistant head coach of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He ...more
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James Risch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Idaho Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
James Elroy "Jim" Risch is a Republican politician, rancher, and attorney from Ada County, Idaho, currently serving as the junior United States Senator from Idaho. He previously served ...more
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David H. Leroy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Idaho Alumni
Lawyer
David H. Leroy is a Republican politician from Idaho active in the 1970s and 1980s. He served as the 36th Lieutenant Governor of Idaho between 1983 and 1987. Leroy was elected Attorney General ...more
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Mark Schlereth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Idaho Alumni
Television Show Host, Actor, American football player
Mark Frederick Schlereth is an American former professional football player and current television and radio sportscaster. Schlereth played guard in the NFL for 12 seasons with the Washington ...more
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Gary L. Bennett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Idaho Alumni
Physicist, Science writer, Engineer
Gary L. Bennett is an American scientist and engineer, specializing in aerospace and energy. He has worked for NASA and the US Department of Energy on advanced space power systems and advanced ...more
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Herman Welker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Idaho Alumni
Lawyer
Herman Orville Welker was a politician from the state of Idaho. He was a member of the Idaho Republican Party and served one term in the United States Senate, from 1951 to 1957.
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F. Michael Burkett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Idaho Alumni
Lawyer
F. Michael "Mike" Burkett, Jr. is an attorney and Democratic politician from Idaho. Burkett is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and served in the United States Air ...more
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Jim D. Hansen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Idaho Alumni
Lawyer
James Duncan "Jim" Hansen is an American attorney, Ada County Highway District Commissioner and former Democratic politician from Idaho. He was the 2006 Democratic nominee for Congress ...more
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Leonard J. Arrington is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Idaho Alumni
Historian, Writer
Leonard James Arrington was an American author, academic and the founder of the Mormon History Association. He is known as the "Dean of Mormon History" and "the Father of Mormon ...more
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Verne Duncan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Idaho Alumni
Politician
Verne A. Duncan is an American politician from the state of Oregon. As an educator and moderate Republican, he has become outspoken in protest of policies of his own party he views as extreme. A ...more
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Scott Linehan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Idaho Alumni
Coach, American football player
Scott Thomas Linehan is an American football coach, and currently serves as the play caller and offensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys. He was previously the head coach of the St. Louis ...more
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Steve Symms is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Idaho Alumni
Journalist
Steven Douglas "Steve" Symms is a former Republican politician from the U.S. state of Idaho. He served as a four-term congressman and two-term U.S. Senator. He took conservative ...more
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Jake Scott is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Idaho Alumni
Jake Scott American football player
Jake Ross Scott is a former American football offensive guard. Scott was selected by the Indianapolis Colts in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft, where he played his first four seasons, and ...more
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Dave Gallik is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Idaho Alumni
Lawyer
David B. "Dave" Gallik was a Democratic Party member of the Montana House of Representatives, representing District 79 from 2000 to 2008.
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David Loverne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Idaho Alumni
American football player
David Dason Loverne is a former American football guard. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the third round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Idaho. Loverne was also a ...more