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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Western Reserve Academy and be of some renown.

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

Examples include Macy Gray and Richard Brake.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Western Reserve Academy?” and “Which celebrities are Western Reserve Academy alumni?”
Macy Gray is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Western Reserve Academy Alumni
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Macy Gray is an American R&B and soul singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actress, known for her distinctive raspy voice, and a singing style heavily influenced by Billie Holiday. Gray has released six studio albums, and received five Grammy Award nominations, winning one. She has appeared in a number of films, including Training Day, Spider-Man, Scary Movie 3, Lackawanna Blues, Idlewild and For Colored Girls. Gray is best known for her international hit single "I Try", taken from her multi-platinum debut album On How Life Is. ...more

Age: 48

Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, United States of America

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Frederick Coffin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Western Reserve Academy Alumni
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Frederick D. Coffin was an American film actor. ...more

Age: Died at 60 (1943-2003)

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Neel Kashkari is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Western Reserve Academy Alumni
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Neel Tushar Kashkari is an American banker and politician. As interim Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability from October 2008 to May 2009, he oversaw the Troubled Asset Relief Program that was a major component of the U.S. government's response to the financial crisis of 2007–08. A Republican, he ran for Governor of California in the 2014 election, but failed to unseat incumbent Jerry Brown. Born and raised in Ohio and educated at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Kashkari worked initially as an aerospace engineer. After attending business school at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, he became an investment banker, covering the ...more

Age: 44

Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States of America

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William H. Upson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Western Reserve Academy Alumni
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William Hanford Upson was a nineteenth-century politician, lawyer and judge from Ohio. Upson was born in Worthington, Ohio. His parents were Dr. Daniel Upson and Polly Wright. He attended Tallmadge Academy, pursued in classical studies and graduated from Western Reserve College in 1842. He studied law at the Painesville, Ohio office of Reuben Hitchcock, followed by a year at Yale Law School. He was admitted to the bar in 1845, commencing practice in Akron, Ohio in 1846. He served as prosecuting attorney of Summit County, Ohio from 1848 to 1850, was a member of the Ohio Senate from 1853 to 1855 and was a delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1864. Upson was elected a Republican to ...more

Age: Died at 87 (1823-1910)

Birthplace: Worthington, Ohio, United States of America

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