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Famous University Of Utah Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Utah and be of some renown.

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

List features Karl Rove, Alex Smith and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Utah?” and “Which celebrities are University of Utah alumni?”
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Karl Rove is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Commentator, Businessperson, Political writer

Age: 68

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States of America

Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) is an American Republican political consultant and policy advisor. He was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff during the George W. Bush ...more

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Ted Bundy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Criminal

Age: Dec. at 43 (1946-1989)

Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

Theodore Robert Bundy (born Theodore Robert Cowell; November 24, 1946 – January 24, 1989) was an American serial killer and necrophile who kidnapped, raped, and murdered numerous young women and ...more

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Robert Jarvik is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Researcher, Inventor, Scientist

Age: 72

Birthplace: Midland, Michigan

Robert Koffler Jarvik, M.D. (born May 11, 1946) is an American scientist, researcher and entrepreneur known for his role in developing the Jarvik-7 artificial heart.
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Ralph Hartley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Inventor, Scientist, Engineer

Age: Dec. at 82 (1888-1970)

Birthplace: Spruce Mountain

Ralph Vinton Lyon Hartley (November 30, 1888 – May 1, 1970) was an electronics researcher. He invented the Hartley oscillator and the Hartley transform, and contributed to the foundations of ...more
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Calvin Quate is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Calvin Quate Inventor, Electrical engineer, Engineer

Age: 95

Birthplace: Baker, Nevada

Calvin Forrest Quate (December 7, 1923 – July 6, 2019) was one of the inventors of the atomic force microscope. He was a professor emeritus of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering at ...more
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Tracy Hall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Chemist, Inventor

Age: Dec. at 89 (1919-2008)

Birthplace: Ogden, Utah

Howard Tracy Hall (October 20, 1919 – July 25, 2008) was an American physical chemist and the first person who grew a synthetic diamond by a reproducible, verifiable, and witnessed process, ...more
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Bill Gore is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Inventor, Engineer

Age: Dec. at 74 (1912-1986)

Birthplace: Idaho

Wilbert Lee "Bill" Gore (January 25, 1912 – July 26, 1986) was an American businessman and entrepreneur who co-founded W. L. Gore and Associates with his wife, Genevieve (Vieve). ...more
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Wallace Thurman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Editor, Publisher, Novelist

Age: Dec. at 32 (1902-1934)

Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah

Wallace Henry Thurman (August 16, 1902 - December 22, 1934) was an American novelist active during the Harlem Renaissance. He also wrote essays, worked as an editor, and was a publisher of ...more
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Jake Garn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Pilot, Politician, Astronaut

Age: 86

Birthplace: Richfield, Utah, United States of America

Edwin Jacob "Jake" Garn (born October 12, 1932) is an American astronaut, politician, and member of the Republican Party, who served as a U.S. Senator representing Utah from 1974 to ...more

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Roberta Achtenberg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Politician, Educator, Lawyer

Age: 68

Roberta Achtenberg (born July 20, 1950) is an American politician. She served as a Commissioner on the United States Commission on Civil Rights. She was previously Assistant Secretary of the ...more
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Stephen Covey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Stephen Covey Professor, Manager, Author

Age: Dec. at 80 (1932-2012)

Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

Stephen Richards Covey (October 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012) was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. ...more
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James H. Clark is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Entrepreneur, Computer scientist

Age: 74

Birthplace: Plainview, Texas

James Henry Clark (born March 23, 1944) is an American entrepreneur and computer scientist. He founded several notable Silicon Valley technology companies, including Silicon Graphics, Inc., ...more
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J.W. Marriott, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: 86

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

John Willard "Bill" Marriott Jr. (born March 25, 1932) is an American businessman who is the Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Marriott International.
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Steve Smith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
American football player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Carlsbad, California

Stevonne Latrall Smith Sr. (born May 12, 1979) is a former American football wide receiver who played 16 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), primarily with the Carolina Panthers. He ...more

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Simon Ramo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Physicist, Engineer

Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah

Simon "Si" Ramo (May 7, 1913 – June 27, 2016) was an American engineer, businessman, and author. He led development of microwave and missile technology and is sometimes known as the ...more
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Jon Huntsman, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat

Age: 58

Birthplace: Redwood City, California, United States of America

Jon Meade Huntsman Jr. (born March 26, 1960) is an American businessman, diplomat, politician, and the current Ambassador of the United States to Russia, serving from October 2017 to October 3, ...more
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Matthew Davis is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Actor

Age: 40

Birthplace: USA, Salt Lake City, Utah

Matthew W. Davis (born May 8, 1978) is an American actor who is known for his roles as Warner Huntington III in Legally Blonde, Adam Hillman on the ABC comedy-drama What About Brian from 2006 to ...more

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Nolan Bushnell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Video game designer

Age: 76

Birthplace: Clearfield, Utah, United States of America

Nolan Kay Bushnell (born February 5, 1943) is an American businessman and electrical engineer. He established Atari, Inc. and the Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza Time Theatre chain. Bushnell has been ...more
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Reed Smoot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Reed Smoot Politician

Age: Dec. at 79 (1862-1941)

Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Reed Smoot (January 10, 1862 – February 9, 1941) was a businessman and apostle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) when he was elected by the Utah state legislature ...more
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Scott Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Coach, American football player

Age: 47

Birthplace: USA, Salt Lake City, Utah

William Scott Mitchell (born January 2, 1968) is a former professional American football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League for 12 seasons. He played for the Miami ...more
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Lance Allred is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni

Age: 38

Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah

Lance Collin Allred (born February 2, 1981) is the first legally-deaf player in NBA history, international inspirational speaker, author and TEDx star of "What is Your Polygamy?" He is ...more
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Craig Richard Nelson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Actor

Age: 71

Birthplace: USA, Salt Lake City, Utah

Craig Richard Nelson (born September 17, 1947) is an American theater, film and television actor.
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Allan Howe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni

Age: Dec. at 73 (1927-2000)

Birthplace: Utah, United States of America

Allan Turner Howe (September 6, 1927 – December 14, 2000) was a U.S. Representative from Utah. Born in South Cottonwood near Murray, Utah, Howe attended public schools before receiving a B.S. ...more
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Robert Holding is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Robert Holding Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: Dec. at 87 (1926-2013)

Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Utah

Robert Earl Holding (November 29, 1926 – April 19, 2013) was an American businessman who owned Sinclair Oil Corporation, the Grand America Hotels & Resorts, the Grand America Hotel, the ...more
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Alan Kay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Programmer, Musician, Computer scientist

Age: 78

Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts

Alan Curtis Kay (born May 17, 1940) is an American computer scientist. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the ...more