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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.

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Wilbur Cortez Abbott is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Wilbur Cortez Abbott Historian Wilbur Cortez Abbott was an American historian and educator, born at Kokomo, Indiana. He graduated from Wabash College in 1892. Afterward, he studied at Cornell University 1892—95 and at Oxford ...more

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James Wilson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
James Wilson was a United States Representative from Indiana. He and his wife, Emma Wilson daughter of Stephen Ingersoll and Hannah Elizabeth Bullard, sister to Lurton Dunham Ingersoll, were the ...more

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John Ottis Adams is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
John Ottis Adams J. Ottis Adams was an American impressionist painter and member of the Hoosier Group of Indiana painters. He spent his youth in Franklin, Shelbyville, and Martinsville, Indiana and attended ...more

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Kenyon Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Screenwriter, Playwright Kenyon Nicholson was an American playwright and screenwriter.

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Robert G. Roeder is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Robert G. Roeder Robert G. Roeder is an American biologist. He is known as a pioneer in eukaryotic transcription. He is the recipient of the Gairdner Foundation International Award in 2000 and the Albert Lasker ...more

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Stephen Goldsmith is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Professor Stephen "Steve" Goldsmith is the former mayor of Indianapolis and most recently served as the Deputy Mayor of New York City for Operations, stepping down effective August 4, 2011. He ...more

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Dwight H. Green is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Dwight H. Green Dwight Herbert Green was the 30th Governor of the US state of Illinois, serving from 1941 to 1949.

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Henry Lane Wilson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Henry Lane Wilson Henry Lane Wilson was an American diplomat.

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James Bert Garner is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
James Bert Garner James Bert Garner was an American chemical engineer and professor at the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research from 1914 until his retirement in 1957. He is credited with the invention of a ...more

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Charles D. Herron is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Charles D. Herron Charles Douglas Herron was a general in the United States Army.

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Joseph Nelson Rose is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Joseph Nelson Rose Joseph Nelson Rose was an American botanist. He was born in Union County, Indiana. His father died serving during the Civil War when Joseph Rose was a young boy. He later graduated from high ...more

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Allen Saunders is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Allen Saunders Allen Saunders was an American writer, journalist and cartoonist who wrote the comic strips Steve Roper and Mike Nomad, Mary Worth and Kerry Drake. His full name, John Allen Saunders, sometimes ...more

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William E. Ray is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni

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Frederick Neuhouser is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Frederick Neuhouser Frederick Neuhouser is the Viola Manderfeld Professor of German and a Professor of Philosophy at Barnard College, Columbia University. Before joining Columbia as a faculty member, Neuhouser ...more

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Menz Lindsey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Menz Lindsey Ellis Menzies Lindsey was an attorney as well as a professional football player in the early 1920s. Lindsey was a quarterback for the Evansville Crimson Giants of the National Football League in ...more

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Ferdinand Louis Schlemmer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Ferdinand Louis Schlemmer Ferdinand Louis Schlemmer was an American artist.

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Chris Denari is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Chris Denari Chris Denari is the television play-by-play announcer for the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever on FSN Indiana. He is also a member of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Radio Network. Prior to ...more

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Ronald J. Rychlak is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Ronald J. Rychlak Lawyer Ronald J. Rychlak is an American lawyer, jurist, author and political commentator. He is the Associate Dean For Academic Affairs and the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association Professor of Law ...more

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Kevin P. Chavous is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Kevin P. Chavous Kevin P. Chavous is an attorney, author, national education reform leader, and former Democratic Party politician in Washington, D.C. He was elected as Ward 7 member of the Council of the ...more

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Brent Waltz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Brent Waltz D. Brent Waltz is an Indiana State Senator and Indianapolis businessman. He represents southern Marion County and northern Johnson County which comprise the 36th Senate District of Indiana ...more

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William Allen Woods is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
William Allen Woods William Allen Woods was a United States federal judge. Woods received an A.B. from Wabash College in 1859 and read law to enter the bar in 1861. He was in private practice in Goshen, Indiana ...more

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Phillip Goss is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Phillip Goss Actor Philip Goss is an actor.

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Charles P. White is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Charles P. White Charles Patrick "Charlie" White is the former Republican Indiana Secretary of State, having been first elected to the statewide executive position in November 2010. Prior to that, he ...more

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Ed Charbonneau is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
Ed Charbonneau has been a Republican member of the Indiana Senate since 2007.

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David C. Long is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Wabash College Alumni
David C. Long David C. Long is a Republican member of the Indiana State Senate representing the 16th district. He serves as the President Pro Tempore of the Indiana State Senate. Prior to his election to the ...more