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Famous University Of St. Thomas Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 3.8k views54 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to University of St. Thomas and be of some renown.

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

List features graduates like Pope John Paul II and Sean Patrick Flanery.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of St. Thomas?” and “Which celebrities are University of St. Thomas alumni?”
  • John Vachon1

    John Vachon

    Journalist, Photographer

    AgeDec. at 61 (1914-1975)

    BirthplaceSaint Paul, Minnesota

    John Felix Vachon (May 19, 1914 – April 20, 1975) was an American photographer. He worked as a... more on Wikipedia
  • 2

    Nick Coleman

    Politician, Legislator

    AgeDec. at 56 (1925-1981)

    BirthplaceSaint Paul, Minnesota, United States of America

    Nicholas David Coleman (February 23, 1925 – March 5, 1981) was a Minnesota politician and a... more on Wikipedia
  • Dan Buettner3

    Dan Buettner

    Author, Professional Road Racing Cyclist


    BirthplaceSaint Paul, Minnesota

    Dan Buettner (born June 18, 1960 in St. Paul, Minnesota) is a National Geographic Fellow and... more on Wikipedia
  • Jim Oberstar4

    Jim Oberstar

    Politician, Author

    AgeDec. at 80 (1934-2014)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis County, Chisholm, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    James Louis Oberstar (September 10, 1934 – May 3, 2014) was an American politician who served... more on Wikipedia
  • Ann Winblad5

    Ann Winblad

    Businessperson, Systems Programmer


    BirthplaceRed Wing, Minnesota

    Ann L. Winblad (born on November 1, 1950 in Red Wing, Minnesota) is a partner of Hummer... more on Wikipedia
  • Sean Patrick Flanery6


    BirthplaceLake Charles, Louisiana, United States of America

    Sean Patrick Flanery (born October 11, 1965) is an American actor, author and martial artist.... more on Wikipedia
  • 7

    Robert J. White

    Physician, Surgeon

    AgeDec. at 84 (1926-2010)

    BirthplaceDuluth, Minnesota

    Robert Joseph White (January 21, 1926 – September 16, 2010) was an American neurosurgeon best... more on Wikipedia
  • Barbara Olson8

    Barbara Olson

    Writer, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 46 (1955-2001)

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Barbara Kay Olson (née Bracher; December 27, 1955 – September 11, 2001) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Vince Flynn9

    Vince Flynn

    Novelist, Author

    AgeDec. at 47 (1966-2013)

    BirthplaceSaint Paul, Minnesota

    Vincent Joseph Flynn (April 6, 1966 – June 19, 2013) was an American author of political... more on Wikipedia
  • Phil Sterner10

    Phil Sterner



    BirthplaceBismarck, North Dakota

    Phillip M. "Phil" Sterner (born 1960) is a Minnesota politician, DFL Party member and former... more on Wikipedia
  • 11

    David H. Bieter

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceBoise, Idaho, United States of America

    David Harold Bieter (born November 1, 1959) is an American politician and attorney who has... more on Wikipedia
  • 12


    BirthplaceSaint Paul, Minnesota

    Kathy Tingelstad (born March 21, 1958) is a Minnesota politician and a former member of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 13

    Sheldon Johnson



    BirthplaceBraham, Minnesota

    Sheldon Johnson (born March 25, 1954) is an American politician and former member of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    Henry Grover


    AgeDec. at 78 (1927-2005)

    BirthplaceTexas, Nueces County, Area code 361, Contiguous United States, Corpus Christi

    Henry Cushing Grover (April 1, 1927 – November 28, 2005), usually known as Hank Grover, was a... more on Wikipedia
  • Albert Hofstede15
    Albert "Al" J. Hofstede (September 25, 1940 – September 3, 2016) was an American politician... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    Joe Warren

    Joe Warren (born October 20, 1974 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a former American soccer... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    John Gray

    Businessperson, Author


    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    John Gray (born December 28, 1951) is an American relationship counselor, lecturer and author.... more on Wikipedia
  • Walt Kiesling18

    Walt Kiesling

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 59 (1903-1962)

    BirthplaceSaint Paul, Minnesota

    Walter Andrew Kiesling (May 27, 1903 – March 2, 1962) was an American football guard and... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    Joyce Peppin

    Public Relations, Legislator


    BirthplaceRandall, Minnesota

    Joyce J. Peppin (born July 2, 1970) is an American politician and former majority leader of... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Ember Reichgott Junge

    Politician, Legislator


    Ember Reichgott Junge (born August 22, 1953) is an attorney, radio personality, and former... more on Wikipedia
  • Robert Sheran21

    AgeDec. at 96 (1916-2012)

    BirthplaceWaseca, Minnesota, United States of America

    Robert J. Sheran (January 2, 1916 – January 25, 2012) was an American lawyer, politician, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Will Steger

    Will Steger (born August 27, 1944 in Richfield, Minnesota) is a prominent spokesperson for the... more on Wikipedia
  • Paul Kohls23

    Paul Kohls

    Legislator, Lawyer


    Paul Kohls (born April 15, 1974) is a Republican politician and a former member of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    Sandy Rummel



    BirthplaceArea code 313, Metro Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, Contiguous United States

    Sandy Rummel (born August 10, 1942) is a Minnesota politician and a former member of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 25

    Bob Dettmer

    Legislator, Teacher


    BirthplaceFaribault, Minnesota

    Robert P. "Bob" Dettmer (born March 1, 1951) is a Minnesota politician and member of the... more on Wikipedia