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

Items on this list include Bill Russell and Suzanne Somers.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of San Francisco?” and “Which celebrities are University of San Francisco alumni?”

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Kimberly Guilfoyle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Journalist, Actor, Lawyer Kimberly Ann Guilfoyle is an American cable news personality and one of the co-hosts of the programs The Five and Outnumbered on the Fox News Channel. She is a contributor to The O'Reilly Factor ...more

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Michael Franti is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Film Score Composer, Poet, Rapper Michael Franti is an American rapper, musician, poet, and singer-songwriter. He is the creator and lead vocalist of Michael Franti & Spearhead, a band that blends hip hop with a variety of ...more

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Bill Russell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Basketball player, Coach, Actor William Felton "Bill" Russell is an American retired professional basketball player. Russell played center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association from 1956 to ...more

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Ross Mirkarimi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Politician Ross Mirkarimi is the sheriff of San Francisco, California. Prior to being sheriff, he served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, representing District 5 from 2005 to 2011. Mirkarimi was ...more

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John Doyle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Baseball player John Joseph Doyle is a retired American soccer player who played professionally in both Europe and the United States including the Western Soccer League, American Professional Soccer League and ...more

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James D. Phelan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Politician James Duval Phelan was an American politician, civic leader and banker. He served as Mayor of San Francisco from 1897 to 1902 and represented California in the United States Senate from 1915 to ...more

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Kenneth McLennan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
General Kenneth McLennan was the Assistant Commandant of the United States Marine Corps from 1979 to 1981. In recognition of his distinguished service as Assistant Commandant and Chief of Staff, ...more

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Pete Rozelle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Alvin Ray "Pete" Rozelle was the commissioner of the National Football League from January 1960 to November 1989, when he retired from office. Rozelle is credited with making the NFL ...more

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Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Art Director Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, also named Aleksandar Karađorđević, is a member of the House of Karađorđević. He is the son of Alexander, Crown Prince of Yugoslavia, and Princess Maria da ...more

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Ruth Parasol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Ruth Parasol Ruth Monicka Parasol founded PartyGaming, the parent company of online poker site PartyPoker.com, in 1997. The company merged with Bwin Interactive in 2010 to form Bwin.Party Digital ...more

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George Cheung is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Stunt Performer, Film Producer, Actor George Kee Cheung is a Chinese actor, stunt man, and singer with an extensive career in American television and film dating back to the mid-1970s, often playing Chinese, Japanese, Korean, ...more

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Gordon Getty is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Composer Gordon Peter Getty is an American businessman, investor, philanthropist and classical music composer, the fourth child of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty. His mother, Ann Rork, was his father's fourth ...more

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Bob St. Clair is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
American football player Robert Bruce St. Clair, nicknamed "The Geek" is a former San Francisco American football player known for fine play and eating raw beef. Because of his eccentricities, his teammates ...more

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Heather Fong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Police officer Heather Jeanne Fong is the former chief of police for San Francisco, California, United States. Her ancestral roots are in Ho Chung village, Chung Shan County, Guangdong Province, China. She is ...more

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Peter Burns is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Software Engineer

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Delia Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Journalist, TV Journalist Delia Buckley Gallagher is an American journalist based in Rome who currently serves as the Senior Editor for Inside the Vatican magazine. She formerly served as CNN’s Faith and Values ...more

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Paul Otellini is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Businessperson Paul S. Otellini is President and Chief Executive Officer of Intel Corporation. He became the company's fifth CEO on May 18, 2005, succeeding Craig R. Barrett. Otellini previously had served as ...more

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Leo T. McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Politician Leo Tarcissus McCarthy was a New Zealand-born American politician and businessman. He served as the 43rd lieutenant governor of California from 1983 to 1995. McCarthy was born in Auckland, but ...more

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John Shelley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Politician John Francis "Jack" Shelley was a U.S. politician. He served as the 35th mayor of San Francisco, from 1964 to 1968, the first Democrat elected to the office in 50 years, and the first ...more

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Ming Chin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Jurist, Lawyer Ming William Chin is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California. He was appointed to the California Supreme Court by Governor Pete Wilson on January 25, 1996, and confirmed by the ...more

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Arthur Ohnimus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Lawyer Arthur Allen Ohnimus was the longest serving Assembly Chief Clerk in California history. He was also the first Chief Administrative Officer of the Assembly Rules Committee. Ohnimus served under ...more

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Joe Nelson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Baseball player Joseph George Nelson is a retired Major League Baseball relief pitcher. He is known mainly for his "Vulcan" change up.

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K. C. Jones is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Basketball player, Coach K. C. Jones is a retired American professional basketball player and coach. K. C. Jones is his full name.

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Art Larsen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Tennis player Arthur David Larsen was an American No. 1 male tennis player best remembered for his victory at the U.S. Championships in 1950 and for his eccentricities. He won the "Times" national ...more

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Pierre Salinger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Politician Pierre Emil George Salinger was a White House Press Secretary to U.S. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Salinger served as a United States Senator in 1964 and was campaign ...more

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Lynn Woolsey is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Professor Lynn C. Woolsey is a former U.S. Representative for California's 6th congressional district, serving from 1993 to 2013. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district she represented ...more

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Gino Marchetti is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
American football player Gino John Marchetti is a former professional American football player in the National Football League. A defensive end, he played in 1952 for the Dallas Texans and from 1953 to 1966 for the ...more

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Gwen McDonald is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Gwen McDonald is the senior vice president of Human Resources at Network Appliance. She is responsible for creating the company's strategic vision for worldwide staffing, employee relations, ...more

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Ollie Matson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
American football player Ollie Genoa Matson II was an American Olympic medal winning sprinter and professional American football running back who played in the National Football League, in 1952 and from 1954 to 1966. He ...more

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Russell M Jackson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Russell M. Jackson joined Safeway Inc. as Senior Vice President, Human Resources. He comes to Safeway from PGE Corporation, where he most recently served as Senior Vice President, Human ...more

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Alejandro Toledo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Politician, Economist Alejandro Celestino Toledo Manrique is a politician who was President of Peru, from 2001 to 2006. He was elected in April 2001, defeating former President Alan García. Toledo came to ...more

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George Buksar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
American football player George Benjamin Buksar was an American football fullback and linebacker in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Colts. He also played for the Chicago ...more

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Bill Schuette is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer William Duncan "Bill" Schuette is an American Republican politician and the Attorney General of Michigan.

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Mike Davlin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
American football player Michael Francis Davlin was an American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of Notre Dame and the ...more

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Charlie L. Russell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Writer Charlie Louis Russell, Jr. was an American writer, best known for his play, Five on the Black Hand Side, which was later made into an acclaimed motion picture.

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Christopher Mangum is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Visual Artist, Artist Christopher M. Christopher Mangum, known as the “Painter of Chefs”, is a contemporary oil painter who lives in San Diego, California. His artwork encompasses the culinary arts and viticulture ...more

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Keith Dorney is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
American football player Keith Robert Dorney is a former American college and professional football player who was an offensive lineman in the National Football League for nine seasons in the 1970s and 1980s. He played ...more

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Kevin Starr is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Historian, Professor, Author Kevin Starr is an American historian, best known for his multi-volume series on the history of California, collectively called "Americans and the California Dream."

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Jason Kenney is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Politician Jason T. Kenney, PC, MP is Canada's Minister of National Defence and Minister for Multiculturalism. He has represented the riding of Calgary Southeast in the Canadian House of Commons since ...more

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Vince Pacewic is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
American football player Vincent C. Pacewic was an American football fullback in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Loyola Marymount University and was drafted in the ...more

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Joe Scudero is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
American football player Joseph Andrew Scudero is a former American football safety in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers. He also played one season in Canada, with the ...more

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Bill Cartwright is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Basketball player, Coach James William "Bill" Cartwright is a retired American NBA basketball player and a former head coach with the Chicago Bulls. A 7'1" center, he played 16 seasons for the New York ...more

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John Grinder is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
John Grinder Writer John Thomas Grinder, Jr. is an American linguist, author, management consultant, trainer and speaker. Grinder is credited with co-creating Neuro-linguistic programming, with Richard Bandler. He ...more

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Quintin Dailey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Basketball player Quintin "Q" Dailey was an American professional basketball player. A 6'3" guard who played collegiately at the University of San Francisco, he later went on to a career in the ...more

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Ralph Thomas is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
American football player Ralph Werner Thomas is a former American football end in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the Chicago Cardinals. He attended the University of San Francisco.

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Red Stephens is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
American football player Louis "Red" Edmund Stephens was an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He was a member of the famous 1951 San Francisco ...more

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Richard Egan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Martial Arts Instructor, Soldier, Actor Richard Egan was an American actor. In some films he is credited as Richard Eagan.

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Richard Poe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
Actor Richard Poe is an American actor. He has worked in movies, television and on Broadway. Poe was born in Portola, California. He graduated from Pittsburg Senior High School in 1963 then from the ...more

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Jim Barber is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
American football player James Patrick Barber was an American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Boston/Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of San Francisco. ...more

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Dick Stanfel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of San Francisco Alumni
American football player Richard Anthony "Dick" Stanfel is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions and the Washington Redskins. He played college ...more