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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

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J. Steven Griles is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
James Steven "Steve" Griles was a coal industry lobbyist and the United States Deputy Secretary of the Interior during the George W. Bush administration from July 12, 2001, until his ...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 Leland Devon Melvin is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. He served on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist on STS-122, and as mission specialist 1 on STS-129. Melvin ...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 Bruce Randall Hornsby is an American singer and keyboardist known for the spontaneity and creativity of his live performances. Hornsby draws frequently from classical, jazz, bluegrass, folk, ...more

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Charles Stanley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Televangelist, Pastor, Writer Charles Frazier Stanley is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in northern Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder and president of In Touch Ministries and also served two one-year terms as ...more

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Grant Shaud is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Grant Shaud is an American actor known for having played the character of Miles Silverberg on the 1990s TV 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 Joseph Hillis Miller, Sr. was an American university professor, education administrator and university president. Miller was a native of Virginia, and earned bachelor's, master's and doctorate ...more

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Ward Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Ward Lynn Armstrong is an American trial lawyer and Democratic politician. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates, with a stint as minority leader, from 1992 until he was defeated for ...more

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Sean Casey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Baseball player Sean Thomas Casey, nicknamed "The Mayor," is a former Major League Baseball first baseman for the Cleveland Indians, Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates, Detroit Tigers, and Boston Red ...more

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Jennifer McClellan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Lawyer Jennifer L. "Jenn" McClellan is an American politician of the Democratic Party. Since 2006 she has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. She represents the 71st district, ...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

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Virgil Goode is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Virgil Hamlin Goode, Jr. is an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1997 to 2009, first as a Democrat; in 2000 became an independent; in ...more

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Richard Cranwell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Lawyer Charles Richard Cranwell is an American lawyer and Democratic Party politician. He was a member of the Virginia House of Delegates 1972–2001, and was its Democratic floor leader 1991–2001. From ...more

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Ukee Washington is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Newsreader, Actor, TV Journalist Ulysses Samuel "Ukee" Washington III is an American news co-anchor for the weekday morning newscast on KYW-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He anchors Eyewitness News This Morning on ...more

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Mary Sue Terry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Mary Sue Terry 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 Alan S. Burke 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. Burke was a pioneer of the confrontational ...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 Paris Michael Lenon is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2000. He played college football at ...more

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Douglas S. Freeman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Biographer Douglas Southall Freeman was an American historian, biographer, newspaper editor, and author. He is best known for his multi-volume biographies of Robert E. Lee and George Washington, for which ...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 Frederick MacDonald "Fred" Quayle is an American politician and former Republican State Senator who represented the 13th District in the Commonwealth of Virginia. His district included ...more

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Jeff Nixon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Jeff Nixon American football player Jeffrey Allen Nixon is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive back in the National Football League for six seasons during the 1970s and 1980s. He played ...more

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Dave Albo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Lawyer David B. Albo is a Republican politician from the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA. He represents the 42nd District of the Virginia House of Delegates and has been a member since 1994.

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Earl Hamner, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor Earl Henry Hamner Jr., is an American television writer and producer, best known for his work in the 1970s and 1980s on the long-running CBS series The Waltons and Falcon Crest. As a novelist, ...more

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William J. Howell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Politician, Lawyer William James Howell is an American politician from the state of Virginia. He serves as Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates.

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Carlo D'Este is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Richmond Alumni
Military Officer Carlo D'Este is an American military historian and biographer, author of several books, especially on World War II. He is a retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel.