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Famous University Of Richmond Alumni

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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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    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 administration from July...  more
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    Leland D. Melvin

    Astronaut, American football player

    Age57

    BirthplaceLynchburg, Virginia, USA

    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

    Film Score Composer, Songwriter

    Age66

    BirthplaceUSA, Virginia, Williamsburg

    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

    #15 of 136 Famous Accordionists#223 of 465 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s#300 of 816 These Poetic Geniuses Wrote Your Favorite Songs of All Time

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    Charles Stanley

    Televangelist, Pastor

    Age89

    BirthplaceDry 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 two...  more
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    Grant Shaud

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age60

    BirthplaceEvanston, Illinois, USA

    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....  more
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    AgeDec. at 54 (1899-1953)

    BirthplaceFront 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

    Politician, Lawyer

    Age65

    BirthplaceRoanoke, 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, from...  more
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    Sean Casey

    Baseball player

    Age47

    BirthplaceWillingboro, 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 Tigers, and...  more

    #143 of 158 The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time#30 of 143 The Best Cincinnati Reds of All Time#12 of 32 32 Celebrities Who Were in Sigma Phi Epsilons

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    Age48

    BirthplaceVirginia

    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. She...  more
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    William K. Howell

    Businessman

    AgeDied at 83

    BirthplaceVirginia

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    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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    Age79

    BirthplaceCeredo, 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 Democratic floor...  more
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    Ukee Washington

    Newsreader, Actor

    Age63

    BirthplaceUSA, 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 Eyewitness...  more
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    Mary Sue Terry

    Politician, Lawyer

    Age73

    BirthplaceMartinsville city, Virginia

    Mary Sue Terry (born September 28, 1947) is a Democratic politician from Virginia. ...  more
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    Alan Burke

    Talk show host

    AgeDec. at 69 (1922-1992)

    BirthplaceRichmond, 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 Fox...  more
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    Paris Lenon

    American football player

    Age43

    BirthplaceLynchburg, 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 chosen...  more
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    Douglas S. Freeman

    Editor, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 67 (1886-1953)

    BirthplaceLynchburg, 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 of...  more
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    David R. Beran

    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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    Age85

    BirthplaceSuffolk, Virginia, United States of America

    Frederick MacDonald Quayle (February 16, 1936 – November 24, 2018) was an American politician and lawyer....  more
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    Jeff Nixon

    American football player

    Age65

    BirthplaceFürstenfeldbruck, 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

    Lawyer

    Age59

    BirthplaceWest 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 2018....  more
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    Earl Hamner, Jr.

    Television producer, Screenwriter

    Age98

    BirthplaceSchuyler, Virginia, USA

    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

    Politician, Lawyer

    Age78

    BirthplaceWashington, 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

    Military Officer

    Age85

    BirthplaceOakland, 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 colonel....  more
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