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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
Karl Rove Commentator, Businessperson, Political writer Karl Christian Rove is an American Republican political consultant and policy advisor. He was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff during the George W. Bush administration until Rove's ...more

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Ted Bundy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Ted Bundy Criminal Theodore Robert "Ted" Bundy was an American serial killer, kidnapper, rapist, and necrophile who assaulted and murdered numerous young women and girls during the 1970s and possibly ...more

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Robert Jarvik is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Robert Jarvik Researcher, Inventor, Scientist Robert Koffler Jarvik, M.D. is an American scientist, researcher and entrepreneur known for his role in developing the Jarvik-7 artificial heart.

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Mary Anne Mohanraj is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Mary Anne Mohanraj Writer Mary Anne Amirthi Mohanraj is an American writer, editor, and academic of Sri Lankan birth.

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Ralph Hartley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Ralph Hartley Inventor, Scientist, Engineer Ralph Vinton Lyon Hartley was an electronics researcher. He invented the Hartley oscillator and the Hartley transform, and contributed to the foundations of information theory.

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Calvin Quate is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Calvin Quate Inventor, Electrical engineer, Engineer Calvin F. Quate was born on 7 December 1923 in Baker, Nevada. He is one of the inventors of the atomic force microscope. He is a professor emeritus of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering ...more

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Tracy Hall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Tracy Hall Chemist, Inventor Howard Tracy Hall was an American physical chemist, and the first person who grew a synthetic diamond according to a reproducible, verifiable and witnessed process, using a press of his own

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Bill Gore is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Bill Gore Inventor, Engineer Wilbert Lee "Bill" Gore was an American businessman and entrepreneur who co-founded W. L. Gore and Associates with his wife, Genevieve. Trained as a chemical engineer and chemist, his ...more

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Wallace Thurman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Wallace Thurman Editor, Publisher, Novelist Wallace Henry Thurman was an American novelist active during the Harlem Renaissance. He also wrote essays, worked as an editor, and was a publisher of short-lived newspapers and literary ...more

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Jake Garn is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Jake Garn Pilot, Politician, Astronaut Edwin Jacob "Jake" Garn is an American politician, a member of the Republican Party, and served as a U.S. Senator representing Utah from 1974 to 1993. Garn became the first sitting ...more

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Roberta Achtenberg is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Roberta Achtenberg Politician, Educator, Lawyer Roberta Achtenberg is an American politician. She currently serves as a Commissioner on the United States Commission on Civil Rights. She served as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of ...more

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Stephen Covey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Stephen Covey Professor, Manager, Author Stephen Richards Covey was an American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book was The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. His other books include First ...more

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James H. Clark is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
James H. Clark Entrepreneur, Computer scientist James Henry Clark is an American entrepreneur and computer scientist. He founded several notable Silicon Valley technology companies, including Silicon Graphics, Inc., Netscape Communications ...more

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J.W. Marriott, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
J.W. Marriott, Jr. Businessperson, Entrepreneur John Willard "Bill" Marriott Jr. 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) 15 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Steve Smith American football player Stevonne Latrall "Steve" Smith, Sr. is an American football wide receiver for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. After playing college football for the University of ...more

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Simon Ramo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Simon Ramo Physicist, Engineer Simon "Si" Ramo is an American physicist, engineer, business leader and author. He led development of microwave and missile technology and is sometimes known as the father of the ...more

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Jon Huntsman, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Jon Huntsman, Jr. Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat Jon Meade Huntsman, Jr. is an American politician, businessman, and diplomat who served as the 16th Governor of Utah from 2005 to 2009, and as United States Ambassador to Singapore from 1992 to ...more

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Matthew Davis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Matthew Davis Actor Matthew W. "Matt" Davis, also professionally known as Matt Davis, is an American actor who is known for his roles as Adam Hillman on the ABC comedy-drama What About Brian from 2006 to ...more

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Nolan Bushnell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Nolan Bushnell Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Video game designer Nolan Kay Bushnell is an American engineer and entrepreneur who founded both Atari, Inc. and the Chuck E. Cheese's Pizza-Time Theaters chain. Bushnell has been inducted into the Video Game Hall ...more

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Reed Smoot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Reed Smoot Politician Reed Smoot was a native-born Utahn who was first elected to the United States Senate from Utah in 1903, and served as a Republican Senator until 1933. Smoot is primarily remembered as the ...more

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

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Lance Allred is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Lance Allred Lance Collin Allred is an American professional basketball player. Allred is hearing impaired, with a 75-80% hearing loss. He is the first legally deaf player in NBA history. He is also the ...more

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Craig Richard Nelson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Craig Richard Nelson Actor Craig Richard Nelson is an American theater, film and television character actor.

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Allan Howe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Allan Howe Allan Turner Howe was a U.S. Representative from Utah. Born in South Cottonwood near Murray, Utah, Howe attended public schools before receiving a B.S. from the University of Utah in 1952 and a ...more

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Robert Holding is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Robert Holding Businessperson, Entrepreneur Robert Earl Holding (born 1927) is the owner of Sinclair Oil, Little America Hotels, The Grand America Hotel, and two ski resorts, Sun Valley in central Idaho, and Snowbasin near Ogden, Utah. R. ...more

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Alan Kay is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Alan Kay Programmer, Musician, Computer scientist Alan Curtis Kay 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 Royal Society of Arts. ...more

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Larry Echo Hawk is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Larry Echo Hawk Prosecutor, Politician, Lawyer Larry J. Echo Hawk is an attorney, legal scholar and politician. In 2012 he was named as a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On May 20, 2009, Echo Hawk joined ...more

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Thomas S. Monson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Thomas S. Monson Prophet, Writer Thomas Spencer Monson is an American religious leader and author, and the sixteenth and current President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As president, Monson is considered ...more

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Emily Cook is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Emily Cook Coach, Athlete, Freestyle skier Emily Cook is a freestyle skier.

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E. Gordon Gee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
E. Gordon Gee Elwood Gordon Gee is an American academic and is currently serving his second term as President of West Virginia University. He has served as the chief executive at several universities in the ...more

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Lacy Schnoor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Lacy Schnoor Freestyle skier Lacy Schnoor is a freestyle skier.

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Cecil O. Samuelson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Cecil O. Samuelson Physician Cecil Osborn Samuelson, Jr. was the 12th president of Brigham Young University and is an emeritus general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Prior to holding these ...more

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Bob Bennett is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Bob Bennett Businessperson, Politician, Chaplain Robert Foster "Bob" Bennett is a former United States Senator from Utah, and a member of the Republican Party. Bennett held chairmanships and senior positions on a number of key Senate ...more

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Shelby Steele is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Shelby Steele Documentary Filmmaker, Author, Writer Shelby Steele is an American author, columnist, documentary film maker, and a Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, specialising in the study ...more

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Gordon B. Hinckley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Gordon B. Hinckley Writer, Minister of religion Gordon Hinckley appeared in the 2010 documentary film 8: The Mormon Proposition.

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Truman G. Madsen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Truman G. Madsen Orator, Historian, Professor Truman Grant Madsen was an emeritus professor of religion and philosophy at Brigham Young University and director of the Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies. He ...more

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Andre Miller is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Andre Miller Basketball player Andre Lloyd Miller is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. Miller previously played for the Cleveland ...more

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Shannon Bahrke is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Shannon Bahrke Freestyle skier Shannon Bahrke is an American Olympic freestyle skier and entrepreneur. Bahrke was the silver medalist in moguls at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, the bronze medalist at the 2010 ...more

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Jana Lindsey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Jana Lindsey Freestyle skier Jana Lindsey is a freestyle skier.

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John Warnock is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
John Warnock Programmer John Edward Warnock is an American computer scientist & Businessman best known as the co-founder with Charles Geschke of Adobe Systems Inc., the graphics and publishing software company. Dr. ...more

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Kevin Murphy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Kevin Murphy Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Kevin Wagner Murphy is an American actor and writer best known as the voice and puppeteer of Tom Servo on the Peabody Award-winning comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000. Murphy also ...more

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Torin Koos is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Torin Koos Cross-country skier, Athlete Torin Koos is a cross-country skier.

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Olene S. Walker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Olene S. Walker Politician, Civil servant Olene Smith Walker was Utah's 15th Governor. She was sworn into office on November 5, 2003, shortly before her 73rd birthday, as Utah's first, and, to date, only female governor. She is a member ...more

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Alex Smith is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Alex Smith American football player Alexander Douglas "Alex" Smith is an American football quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He was the first overall pick by the San Francisco 49ers ...more

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Richard L. Evans is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Richard L. Evans Writer Richard Louis Evans was a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; the president of Rotary International; and the writer, producer, and ...more

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Vardis Fisher is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Vardis Fisher Novelist, Author, Writer Vardis Alvero Fisher was a writer best known for his popular historical novels of the Old West. He also wrote the monumental 12-volume Testament of Man series of novels, depicting the history of ...more

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Andre Dyson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Andre Dyson American football player Andre Dyson is a former American football cornerback. He was originally drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Utah. He coached ...more

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Justin Frankel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Justin Frankel Programmer Justin Frankel is an American computer programmer best known for his work on the Winamp media player application and for inventing the gnutella peer-to-peer network. He's also the founder of ...more

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Grover Krantz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Grover Krantz Anthropologist Grover Sanders Krantz was a professor of physical anthropology at Washington State University, perhaps most famous to the general public as one of the few scientists not only to research ...more

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Wayne Owens is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Utah Alumni
Wayne Owens Politician, Lawyer Douglas Wayne Owens was a member of the United States House of Representatives for Utah's 2nd congressional district from 1973 to 1975 and again from 1987 to 1993. Born and raised in the small ...more