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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of different graduates like Dick Cheney and Jay Novacek.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Wyoming?” and “Which celebrities are University of Wyoming alumni?”
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Dick Cheney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Author
Richard Bruce Cheney (born January 30, 1941) served as the 46th Vice President of the United States from 2001 to 2009 in the administration of George W. Bush. Cheney was born in Lincoln, ...more
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James G. Watt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni
James Gaius Watt served as U.S. Secretary of the Interior from 1981 to 1983. He was one of Ronald Reagan's most controversial cabinet appointments.
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Matthew Shepard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni
Matthew Wayne "Matt" Shepard was an American student at the University of Wyoming who was beaten, tortured and left to die near Laramie, Wyoming on the night of October 6, 1998, and ...more
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Craig L. Thomas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni
Politician
Craig Lyle Thomas was an American politician who served as United States Senator from Wyoming from 1995 to 2007. He was a member of the Republican Party. In the Senate, Thomas was considered an ...more
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Steve Cochran is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni
Actor
Steve Cochran was an American film, television, and stage actor. He graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1939. After a stint working as a cowpuncher, Cochran developed his acting skills ...more
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Solomon Trujillo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni
Businessperson
Solomon Dennis "Sol" Trujillo is an American businessman. He was the chief executive officer of Telstra, Australia's largest telecommunications company. He was born in Cheyenne, ...more
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Gerry Spence is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni
Lawyer
Gerald Leonard "Gerry" Spence is a semi-retired American trial lawyer. He is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame. As of 2014, Spence has never lost a criminal case ...more
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Fennis Dembo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni
Basketball player
Fennis Marx Dembo is a retired American professional basketball player for the 1989 National Basketball Association champion Detroit Pistons. A small forward, he only played in the NBA for one ...more
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Jerry Buss is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni
Businessperson, Professional Poker Player, Chemist
Gerald Hatten "Jerry" Buss was an American businessman, real estate investor, and chemist. He was the majority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers professional basketball team in the ...more
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Justin Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni
Basketball player
Justin Williams is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Saigon Heat of the ASEAN Basketball League.
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Dave Freudenthal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
David Duane "Dave" Freudenthal is an American politician who served as the 31st Governor of Wyoming from 2003 to 2011.
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Harold Hellbaum is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Farmer
Harold Hellbaum was a prominent farmer, rancher, and businessman in Platte County near Wheatland north of Cheyenne who was a Republican member of the Wyoming House of Representatives from 1963 ...more
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Derrick Martin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni
American football player
Derrick Jerome Martin is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at ...more
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W. Edwards Deming is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni
Statistician, Engineer
William Edwards Deming was an American engineer, statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and management consultant. Educated initially as an electrical engineer and later specializing in ...more
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Milward L. Simpson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni
Politician, Business, Lawyer
Milward Lee Simpson was an American politician who served as a U.S. Senator and as the 23rd Governor of Wyoming.
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Brian Baird is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni
Politician, Professor, Psychologist
Brian Norton Baird (born March 7, 1956) is a former U.S. Representative for Washington's 3rd congressional district, serving from 1999 until 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Baird ...more
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Emory S. Land is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni
Architect, Engineer
Vice Admiral Emory Scott Land was an officer in the United States Navy, noted for his contributions to naval architecture, particularly in submarine design. Notable assignments included serving ...more
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Bryan Sharratt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni
Accountant, Businessperson, Politician
Bryan Edwards Sharratt was a United States Navy and Air Force officer, a lawyer, a Certified Public Accountant, a real estate broker, and a Democratic politician from Wyoming. After losing his ...more
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Stanley K. Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni
Lawyer
Stanley Knapp Hathaway served as 27th Governor of Wyoming from January 2, 1967 to January 6, 1975, and as United States Secretary of the Interior under President Gerald R. Ford.
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Chris Carney is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni
Politician, Professor
Christopher P. "Chris" Carney is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district from 2007 to 2011. He is a member of the ...more
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Carol B. Tomé is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni
Businessperson
Carol B. Tom has served as chief financial officer of The Home Depot since May 2001 and was named executive vice president of Corporate Services in January 2007.
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Mike Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Michael John Sullivan, known as Mike Sullivan was the 29th Governor of Wyoming, serving from 1987 to 1995.
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Patrick Chukwurah is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni
American football player
Patrick C. Chukwurah is a Nigerian former American football defensive end He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wyoming. ...more
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Leonard McEwan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni
Lawyer
Leonard A. McEwan was an American jurist who was a member of both the Wyoming Supreme Court, which meets in the capital city of Cheyenne, and the Fourth Judicial District Court, which convenes ...more
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Colin M. Simpson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Colin M. Simpson is a lawyer and Republican politician who served in the Wyoming House of Representatives from District 24 from 1999 through 2010. He was the House Speaker during his last two ...more