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

Items here include everything from Bruce Hornsby to Steven Griles.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Richmond?” and “Which celebrities are University of Richmond alumni?”
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Melanie Healey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni

Age: 57

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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J. Steven Griles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni

Age: 71

James Steven "Steve" Griles (born December 13, 1947) was an American coal industry lobbyist and the United States Deputy Secretary of the Interior during the George W. Bush ...more
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Leland D. Melvin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Astronaut, American football player, Engineer

Age: 55

Birthplace: Lynchburg, Virginia

Leland Devon Melvin (born February 15, 1964 in Lynchburg, Virginia) is an American engineer and a retired NASA astronaut. He served on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist on ...more
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Bruce Hornsby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Pianist

Age: 64

Birthplace: Williamsburg, Virginia, United States of America

Bruce Randall Hornsby (born November 23, 1954) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. He draws frequently from classical, jazz, bluegrass, folk, Motown, gospel, rock, blues, and jam band ...more

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Charles Stanley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Charles Stanley Televangelist, Pastor, Writer

Age: 86

Birthplace: Dry Fork, United States of America

Charles Frazier Stanley (born September 25, 1932) is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also the founder and president of In Touch Ministries and also served ...more
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Grant Shaud is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 57

Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States of America

Grant Shaud (born Edward Grant Shaud III) (born February 27, 1961) is an American actor known for having played the character of Miles Silverberg on the television sitcom Murphy Brown.
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J. Hillis Miller, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Professor

Age: Dec. at 54 (1899-1953)

Birthplace: Front Royal, Virginia

J. Hillis Miller Sr. (August 29, 1899 – November 14, 1953) was an American university professor, education administrator and university president. Miller was a native of Virginia, and earned ...more
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Ward Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 62

Birthplace: Roanoke, Virginia, United States of America

Ward Lynn Armstrong (born June 2, 1956 in Bassett, Virginia) is an American trial lawyer and Democratic politician. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates, with a stint as minority leader, ...more
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Sean Casey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 44

Birthplace: Willingboro, New Jersey

Sean Thomas Casey (born July 2, 1974), nicknamed "The Mayor," is a former Major League Baseball first baseman for the Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit ...more

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Jennifer McClellan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 46

Birthplace: Virginia

Jennifer Leigh McClellan (born December 28, 1972) is an American politician of the Democratic Party. She is currently a Virginia State Senator, representing the 9th district in Greater Richmond. ...more
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William K. Howell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
William K. Howell Businessman

Age: Died at 83

Birthplace: Virginia

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Virgil Goode is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni

Age: 72

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States of America

Virgil Hamlin Goode Jr. (born October 17, 1946) is an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1997 to 2009. He was initially a Democrat, but ...more
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Richard Cranwell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 76

Birthplace: Ceredo, West Virginia

Charles Richard "Dick" Cranwell (born July 26, 1942) is an American lawyer and Democratic Party politician. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates 1972–2001, and was its ...more
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Ukee Washington is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Newsreader, Actor, TV Journalist

Age: 60

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ulysses Samuel “Ukee” Washington III (born August 20, 1958) is an American news co-anchor for the weekday evening newscast on KYW-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He currently anchors ...more
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Mary Sue Terry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 71

Birthplace: Martinsville city, Virginia

Mary Sue Terry (born September 28, 1947) is a Democratic politician from Virginia.
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Alan Burke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Talk show host

Age: Dec. at 70 (1922-1992)

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States of America

Alan S. Burke (September 15, 1922 – August 25, 1992) was an American conservative television and radio talk show host who was on the air primarily in New York City from 1966 to 1969 on WNEW (now ...more
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Paris Lenon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Paris Lenon American football player

Age: 41

Birthplace: Lynchburg, Virginia

Paris Michael Lenon (born November 26, 1977) is a former American football linebacker. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers of the NFL as an undrafted free agent in the spring of 2000, then ...more
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Douglas S. Freeman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Biographer

Age: Dec. at 67 (1886-1953)

Birthplace: Lynchburg, Virginia

Douglas Southall Freeman (May 16, 1886 – June 13, 1953) was an American historian, biographer, newspaper editor, radio commentator, and author. He is best known for his multi-volume biographies ...more
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David R. Beran is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Businessperson
David Beran serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Altria Group, Inc. leading the following groups: Finance, Information Systems, Investor Relations and Procurement ...more
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Fred Quayle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 83

Birthplace: Suffolk, Virginia, United States of America

Frederick MacDonald Quayle (February 16, 1936 – November 24, 2018) was an American politician and lawyer.
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Jeff Nixon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Jeff Nixon American football player

Age: 63

Birthplace: Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany

Jeffrey Alex Nixon (born October 13, 1956) is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive back in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons during the ...more
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Dave Albo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 56

Birthplace: West Springfield, Virginia

David B. Albo (born April 18, 1962) is a retired Republican politician from the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA. He represented the 42nd district of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1994 till
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Earl Hamner, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 95

Birthplace: Schuyler, Virginia, United States of America

Earl Henry Hamner Jr. (July 10, 1923 – March 24, 2016) was an American television writer and producer (sometimes credited as Earl Hamner), best known for his work in the 1970s and 1980s on the ...more
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William J. Howell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 75

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

William James Howell (born May 8, 1943) is an American politician from the Commonwealth of Virginia. He represented Virginia's 28th House of Delegates district from 1992 until 2018 and served as ...more
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Carlo D'Este is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Military Officer

Age: 83

Birthplace: Oakland, California

Carlo D'Este (born 1936 in Oakland, California) is an American military historian and biographer, author of several books, especially on World War II. He was a decorated U.S. Army lieutenant ...more