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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different graduates, including Jerry Richardson and Wendi Nix.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Wofford College?” and “Which celebrities are Wofford College alumni?”

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Jerry Richardson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Wofford College Alumni
American football player
Jerome Johnson "Jerry" Richardson, Sr. is a former NFL player and the founder and principal owner of the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.

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Albert Outler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Wofford College Alumni
Philosopher
Albert Cook Outler was a 20th-century American Methodist theologian and philosopher. Outler is generally considered to be one of the most important Wesley scholars in the history of the Church ...more

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M. K. Fort, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Wofford College Alumni
Mathematician
Marion Kirkland ‘Kirk’ Fort, Jr. was an American mathematician, specializing in general topology. The topological spaces called Fort space and Arens–Fort space are named after him. Fort was born ...more

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Olin D. Johnston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Wofford College Alumni
Olin DeWitt Talmadge Johnston was a Democratic Party politician from the US state of South Carolina. He served as the 98th Governor of South Carolina, 1935–1939 and 1943–1945, and represented ...more

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William Haselden Ellerbe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Wofford College Alumni
William Haselden Ellerbe
William Haselden Ellerbe was the 86th Governor of South Carolina from 1897 to 1899. Born in Marion, South Carolina, he was raised in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina and attended Wofford ...more

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William Henry Willimon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Wofford College Alumni
Writer
William Henry Willimon is an American theologian and bishop in the United Methodist Church, who served the North Alabama Conference. He is currently Professor of the Practice of Christian ...more

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William Wallace Duncan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Wofford College Alumni
Chaplain, Writer
William Wallace Duncan was an American Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, elected in 1886. He was born 20 December 1839 in Boydton, Virginia, of Scots-Irish descent and of ...more

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Andrea Duke is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Wofford College Alumni
Andrea Duke
Andrea Duke is a beauty queen from Saluda, North Carolina who competed in the Miss USA pageant in April 2008. Duke won the Miss North Carolina USA 2008 title in a state pageant held in High ...more

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Michael Copps is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Wofford College Alumni
Michael Copps Professor, Civil servant
Michael Joseph Copps is a former Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, an independent agency of the United States government. He has served as one of the commissioners of ...more

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Wendi Nix is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Wofford College Alumni
Journalist
Wendi Nix is an American anchor and sports reporter for ESPN.

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William Preston Few is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Wofford College Alumni
William Preston Few
William Preston Few was the first president of Duke University and the fifth president of its predecessor, Trinity College. Few received his B.A. from Wofford College, Class of 1889, where he ...more

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Don Buddin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Wofford College Alumni
Baseball player
Donald Thomas Buddin was an American professional baseball shortstop. He played all or part of six seasons in Major League Baseball for the Boston Red Sox, Houston Colt .45s and Detroit Tigers. ...more

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Ellison D. Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Wofford College Alumni
Politician
Ellison DuRant "Cotton Ed" Smith was a Democratic Party politician from the U.S. state of South Carolina. He represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1909 until

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William A. Finley is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Wofford College Alumni
William Asa Finley was an American academic and the first president of Corvallis College, known today as Oregon State University. Born in Missouri in 1839, Finley moved to California in 1852. He ...more

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Davis Wolfgang Hawke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Wofford College Alumni
Davis Wolfgang Hawke
Davis Wolfgang Hawke is a spammer who was sued by AOL in 2004 under the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003. Previously, in 1999 he started two neo-Nazi groups to make the "final solution a reality." ...more

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Fisher DeBerry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Wofford College Alumni
Fisher DeBerry American Football coach, Coach
James Fisher DeBerry is a retired American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at the United States Air Force Academy from 1984 to 2006, compiling a record of ...more

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Ibra Charles Blackwood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Wofford College Alumni
Lawyer
Ibra Charles Blackwood was the 97th Governor of South Carolina from 1931 to 1935. Born in rural Spartanburg County, South Carolina, Blackwood studied at Furman University preparatory school and ...more

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Ashley Zais is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Wofford College Alumni
Ashley Zais
Ashley Derham Zais is an American beauty pageant titleholder from Newberry, South Carolina. She competed in the Miss USA pageant in 2007 and the Miss South Carolina Teen USA pageants from ...more

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Samuel Dibble is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Wofford College Alumni
Samuel Dibble Politician, Lawyer
Samuel Dibble was a lawyer, educator and U.S. Representative from South Carolina.

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Dennis Shedd is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Wofford College Alumni
Dennis Wayne Shedd is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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Donald Fowler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Wofford College Alumni
Donald Fowler
Donald L. Fowler served as National Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1995 to 1997. Fowler is a political science professor and businessman from South Carolina who has spent ...more

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Clyde H. Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Wofford College Alumni
Clyde Henry Hamilton is a United States federal judge. Born in Edgefield, South Carolina, Hamilton received a B.S. from Wofford College in 1956 and a J.D. from George Washington University Law ...more

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Henry Franklin Floyd is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Wofford College Alumni
Henry Franklin Floyd
Henry Franklin Floyd is a United States Circuit Judge, currently serving on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

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Louis Booker Wright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Wofford College Alumni
Louis Booker Wright
Louis Booker Wright was an American author, educator and librarian. Wright was the director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, the author of numerous books about the American colonial period, ...more

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Ken Ard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Wofford College Alumni
Ken Ard Businessperson
James Kenneth "Ken" Ard was the 88th Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, having served January 12, 2011 to March 9, 2012.