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

Items on this list include J. D. Salinger and Dan Mullen.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Ursinus College?” and “Which celebrities are Ursinus College alumni?”
J. D. Salinger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Ursinus College Alumni
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Jerome David "J. D." Salinger was an American writer who won acclaim early in life. He led a very private life for more than a half-century. He published his final original work in 1965 and gave his last interview in 1980. Salinger was raised in Manhattan and began writing short stories while in secondary school. Several were published in Story magazine in the early 1940s before he began serving in World War II. In 1948, his critically acclaimed story "A Perfect Day for Bananafish" appeared in The New Yorker magazine, which became home to much of his later work. In 1951, his novel The Catcher in the Rye was an immediate popular success. His depiction of adolescent alienation and loss of ...more

Age: Died at 91 (1919-2010)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Samuel Conway is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Ursinus College Alumni
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Samuel Charles Conway is an American researcher in the pharmaceutical, biomedical and agrochemical fields of organic chemistry. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Dartmouth College. Outside the scientific community, Conway is better known as Uncle Kage and is chairman and chief organizer of Anthrocon, the largest furry convention in the world. He is a published author, and has acted as a volunteer emergency coordinator, entertainer, and auctioneer. ...more

Age: 52

Birthplace: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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Norman E. Gibbs was an American software engineer, scholar and educational leader. He studied to a B.Sc. in mathematics at Ursinus College and M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science at Purdue University, advised by Robert R. Korfhage. His research area was cycle generation, an area in graph theory. Gibbs joined the faculty at Bowdoin College in Maine, Arizona State University and College of William and Mary in Virginia before moving to Pittsburgh, joining Carnegie Mellon University as professor of computer science and becoming the first director of the educational program at the Software Engineering Institute. Since then he was chief information officer at Guilford College in Greensboro and ...more

Age: Died at 61 (1941-2002)

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John Mauchly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Ursinus College Alumni
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John William Mauchly was an American physicist who, along with J. Presper Eckert, designed ENIAC, the first general purpose electronic digital computer, as well as EDVAC, BINAC and UNIVAC I, the first commercial computer made in the United States. Together they started the first computer company, the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation, and pioneered fundamental computer concepts including the stored program, subroutines, and programming languages. Their work, as exposed in the widely read First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC and as taught in the Moore School Lectures, influenced an explosion of computer development in the late 1940s all over the world. ...more

Age: Died at 73 (1907-1980)

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

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