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Famous University Of Utah Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Karl Rove1

    Karl Rove

    Commentator, Businessperson


    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

    Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) is an American Republican political consultant... more on Wikipedia

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    #2263 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#9 of 160 The Most Ridiculous Political Pundits

  • Ted Bundy2

    Ted Bundy


    AgeDec. at 43 (1946-1989)

    BirthplaceBurlington, Vermont, United States of America

    Theodore Robert Bundy (born Theodore Robert Cowell; November 24, 1946 – January 24, 1989) was... more on Wikipedia

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    Hypnosis Played A Key Role In Ted Bundy's Conviction And Overturned Appeals#16 of 130 Famous American Serial Killers

  • Robert Jarvik3

    Robert Jarvik

    Researcher, Inventor


    BirthplaceMidland, Michigan

    Robert Koffler Jarvik, M.D. (born May 11, 1946) is an American scientist, researcher and... more on Wikipedia
  • Ralph Hartley4

    Ralph Hartley

    Inventor, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 82 (1888-1970)

    BirthplaceSpruce Mountain

    Ralph Vinton Lyon Hartley (November 30, 1888 – May 1, 1970) was an electronics researcher. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Calvin Quate5

    Calvin Quate

    Inventor, Electrical engineer


    BirthplaceBaker, Nevada

    Calvin Forrest Quate (December 7, 1923 – July 6, 2019) was one of the inventors of the atomic... more on Wikipedia
  • Tracy Hall6

    Tracy Hall

    Chemist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 89 (1919-2008)

    BirthplaceOgden, Utah

    Howard Tracy Hall (October 20, 1919 – July 25, 2008) was an American physical chemist and the... more on Wikipedia
  • 7

    Bill Gore

    Inventor, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 74 (1912-1986)


    Wilbert Lee "Bill" Gore (January 25, 1912 – July 26, 1986) was an American businessman and... more on Wikipedia
  • Wallace Thurman8

    Wallace Thurman

    Editor, Publisher

    AgeDec. at 32 (1902-1934)

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah

    Wallace Henry Thurman (August 16, 1902 - December 22, 1934) was an American novelist active... more on Wikipedia
  • Jake Garn9

    Jake Garn

    Pilot, Politician


    BirthplaceRichfield, Utah, United States of America

    Edwin Jacob "Jake" Garn (born October 12, 1932) is an American astronaut, politician, and... more on Wikipedia

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    #14 of 71 Mormon Politicians#3 of 11 12 Famous People Who Have Donated Organs

  • Roberta Achtenberg10

    Roberta Achtenberg

    Politician, Educator


    Roberta Achtenberg (born July 20, 1950) is an American politician. She served as a... more on Wikipedia
  • Stephen Covey11

    Stephen Covey

    Professor, Manager

    AgeDec. at 80 (1932-2012)

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

    Stephen Richards Covey (October 24, 1932 – July 16, 2012) was an American educator, author,... more on Wikipedia
  • James H. Clark12

    James H. Clark

    Entrepreneur, Computer scientist


    BirthplacePlainview, Texas

    James Henry Clark (born March 23, 1944) is an American entrepreneur and computer scientist. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 13

    J.W. Marriott, Jr.

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    John Willard "Bill" Marriott Jr. (born March 25, 1932) is an American businessman who is the... more on Wikipedia
  • Steve Smith14

    Steve Smith

    American football player


    BirthplaceCarlsbad, California

    Stevonne Latrall Smith Sr. (born May 12, 1979) is a former American football wide receiver who... more on Wikipedia

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    #103 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#142 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • 15

    Simon Ramo

    Physicist, Engineer

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah

    Simon "Si" Ramo (May 7, 1913 – June 27, 2016) was an American engineer, businessman, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Jon Huntsman, Jr.16

    Jon Huntsman, Jr.

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceRedwood City, California, United States of America

    Jon Meade Huntsman Jr. (born March 26, 1960) is an American businessman, diplomat, politician,... more on Wikipedia
  • Matthew Davis17


    BirthplaceUSA, Salt Lake City, Utah

    Matthew W. Davis (born May 8, 1978) is an American actor who is known for his roles as Warner... more on Wikipedia

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  • Nolan Bushnell18

    Nolan Bushnell

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceClearfield, Utah, United States of America

    Nolan Kay Bushnell (born February 5, 1943) is an American businessman and electrical engineer.... more on Wikipedia
  • Reed Smoot19

    Reed Smoot


    AgeDec. at 79 (1862-1941)

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah, USA

    Reed Smoot (January 10, 1862 – February 9, 1941) was a businessman and apostle of The Church... more on Wikipedia
  • Scott Mitchell20

    Scott Mitchell

    Coach, American football player


    BirthplaceUSA, Salt Lake City, Utah

    William Scott Mitchell (born January 2, 1968) is a former professional American football... more on Wikipedia
  • Lance Allred21
    Lance Collin Allred (born February 2, 1981) is the first legally-deaf player in NBA history,... more on Wikipedia
  • Craig Richard Nelson22


    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah, United States of America

    Craig Richard Nelson (born September 17, 1947) is an American theater, film and television... more on Wikipedia
  • Allan Howe23
    Allan Turner Howe (September 6, 1927 – December 14, 2000) was a U.S. Representative from... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    Robert Holding

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

    AgeDec. at 87 (1926-2013)

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah

    Robert Earl Holding (November 29, 1926 – April 19, 2013) was an American businessman who owned... more on Wikipedia
  • Alan Kay25

    Alan Kay

    Programmer, Musician


    BirthplaceSpringfield, Massachusetts

    Alan Curtis Kay (born May 17, 1940) is an American computer scientist. He has been elected a... more on Wikipedia