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

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

This list below has a variety of graduates in it, from Dean Jagger to Dan Simmons.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Wabash College?” and “Which celebrities are Wabash College alumni?”
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Will H. Hays is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Politician
William Harrison Hays, Sr., namesake of the Hays Code for censorship of American films, was chairman of the Republican National Committee and U.S. Postmaster General.
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Dean Jagger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Character actor, Actor, Teacher
Dean Jeffries Jagger was an American film, stage and television actor who received an Academy Award for his role in Henry King's Twelve O'Clock High.
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Andrea James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Film Producer, Cinematographer, Actor
Andrea Jean James is an American writer, film producer, director, and trans woman who is an LGBT rights activist.
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Frank Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, Film Editor
Frank James Reynolds was an American television journalist for ABC and CBS News. He was a New York-based anchor of the ABC Evening News from 1968 to 1970 and later was the Washington D.C.-based ...more
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Dan Simmons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer
Dan Simmons is an American science fiction and horror writer and author of the Hugo Award-winning science fiction series, the Hyperion Cantos, and the Locus-winning Ilium/Olympos cycle. His work ...more
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Joseph E. McDonald is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Joseph Ewing McDonald was a United States Representative and Senator from Indiana.
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Thomas M. Patterson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Thomas M. Patterson Politician
Thomas MacDonald Patterson was an American politician and newspaper publisher from the 1870s through the 1910s.
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Jim Edgar is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Jim Edgar
James Edgar is an American politician who was the 38th Governor of Illinois from 1991 to 1999. Previously he served as Illinois Secretary of State from 1981 to 1991. As a moderate Republican in ...more
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David Kendall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Lawyer
David Evan Kendall is an American attorney who advised President Bill Clinton during the Lewinsky scandal and represented him during his impeachment trial, and who represents Hillary Clinton in ...more
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James A. Davlin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
James A. Davlin is Vice President Treasurer for Deere Company. He is responsible for the company's worldwide treasury activities. He joined John Deere in January 2007.
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Thomas R. Marshall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Thomas Riley Marshall was an American Democratic politician who served as the 28th Vice President of the United States under Woodrow Wilson. A prominent lawyer in Indiana, he became an active ...more
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Reginald Meeks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Lawyer, Teacher
Reginald K. Meeks is a Democratic Party member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing District 42 since 2000.
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Thurman Arnold is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Lawyer
Thurman Wesley Arnold was an iconoclastic Washington, D.C. lawyer. He was best known for his trust-busting campaign as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division in Franklin ...more
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John Turk is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
John Turk joined Omneon as Vice President of Operations in October 2004. John brings high-tech manufacturing experience across multiple specialties to the company. Prior to Omneon, John was a ...more
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Raymond E. Willis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Raymond Eugene Willis was a United States Senator from Indiana. Born in Waterloo, Indiana, he attended the public schools and graduated from Wabash College in 1896. He learned the printer's ...more
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Edward Canby is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Edward Richard Sprigg Canby was a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War, Reconstruction era, and the Indian Wars. He was assassinated at a peace talk ...more
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Todd Rokita is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Theodore Edward "Todd" Rokita is an American politician who has been a member of the United States House of Representatives from Indiana's 4th congressional district since 2011. ...more
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Pete Metzelaars is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Coach, American football player
Peter Henry Metzelaars is a former American football tight end who played for the Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, and Detroit Lions in a sixteen-year career in the National ...more
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Century Milstead is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
American football player
Century Allen "Wally" Milstead was a collegiate and professional American football player. He played college football at Wabash College and at Yale University, where his play earned ...more
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Lawrence Sanders is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Novelist, Writer
Lawrence Sanders was an American novelist and short story writer. Lawrence Sanders was born in Brooklyn in New York City. After public school he attended Wabash College, where he obtained a ...more
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Emery Andrew Rovenstine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Physician
Emery Andrew Rovenstine was an American anesthesiologist best known for organizing the first academic Department of Anesthesiology at New York's Bellevue Hospital. He also helped develop the ...more
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Stephen Webb is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Stephen Webb Writer
Stephen H. Webb is a theologian and philosopher of religion. Webb was graduated from Wabash College in 1983, earned his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, and taught at Wabash College as ...more
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Dave Gerard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Dave Gerard
Dave Gerard was a prolific magazine humor cartoonist from the 1940s through to the 1960s, most notably for Collier's Weekly, Country Gentleman, and The Saturday Evening Post. Gerard was a 1931 ...more
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Ward Lambert is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Ward Lambert
Ward Louis "Piggy" Lambert was an American basketball and baseball coach. He served as the head basketball coach at Purdue University during the 1916–17 season and from 1918 to 1946. ...more
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John Coburn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Politician
John Coburn was a United States Representative from Indiana and an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War.