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Famous Wofford College Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 15.6k views31 items

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Jerry Richardson1

    Jerry Richardson

    American football player


    BirthplaceSpring Hope, North Carolina

    Jerome Johnson Richardson Sr. (born July 18, 1936) is an American businessman, former NFL...  more
  • Albert Outler2

    Albert Outler


    AgeDec. at 81 (1908-1989)


    Albert Cook Outler (November 17, 1908 – September 1, 1989) was a 20th-century American...  more
  • 3

    M. K. Fort, Jr.


    AgeDec. at 43 (1921-1964)

    BirthplaceSpartanburg, South Carolina

    Marion Kirkland "Kirk" Fort Jr. (1921–1964) was an American mathematician, specializing in...  more
  • Olin D. Johnston4
    Olin DeWitt Talmadge Johnston (November 18, 1896 – April 18, 1965) was a Democratic Party...  more
  • William Haselden Ellerbe5

    William Haselden Ellerbe

    William Haselden Ellerbe (April 7, 1862 – June 2, 1899) was the 86th Governor of South...  more
  • 6


    William Henry Willimon (born May 15, 1946) is an American theologian and bishop in the United...  more
  • 7

    William Wallace Duncan

    Chaplain, Writer

    AgeDec. at 69 (1839-1908)

    BirthplaceBoydton, Virginia

    William Wallace Duncan (December 20, 1839 – March 2, 1908) was an American Bishop of the...  more
  • Andrea Duke8

    Andrea Duke

    Andrea Duke is a beauty queen from Saluda, North Carolina who competed in the Miss USA pageant...  more
  • Michael Copps9

    Michael Copps

    Professor, Civil servant


    BirthplaceMilwaukee, Wisconsin

    Michael Joseph Copps (born April 23, 1940) is a former Commissioner of the U.S. Federal...  more
  • Wendi Nix10

    Wendi Nix



    BirthplaceMurrells Inlet, South Carolina, United States of America

    Wendi Nix (born September 17, 1974) is an American anchor and sports reporter for ESPN....  more
  • William Preston Few11

    William Preston Few

    William Preston Few (December 29, 1867 – October 16, 1940) was the first president of Duke...  more
  • 12

    Don Buddin

    Baseball player

    AgeDec. at 77 (1934-2011)

    BirthplaceTurbeville, South Carolina

    Donald Thomas Buddin (May 5, 1934 – June 30, 2011) was an American professional baseball...  more
  • Ellison D. Smith13

    AgeDec. at 80 (1864-1944)

    BirthplaceLynchburg, South Carolina, United States of America

    Ellison DuRant “Cotton Ed” Smith (August 1, 1864 – November 17, 1944) was a Democratic Party...  more
  • 14
    William Asa Finley (1839–1912) was an American academic and the first president of Corvallis...  more
  • Davis Wolfgang Hawke15

    Davis Wolfgang Hawke

    Davis Wolfgang Hawke (born 1978) is a spammer who was sued by AOL in 2004 under the CAN-SPAM...  more
  • Fisher DeBerry16

    Fisher DeBerry

    American Football coach, Coach


    BirthplaceCheraw, South Carolina

    James Fisher DeBerry (born June 8, 1938) is a retired American football player and coach. He...  more
  • 17

    AgeDec. at 58 (1878-1936)

    BirthplaceSouth Carolina, United States of America

    Ibra Charles Blackwood (November 21, 1878 – February 12, 1936) was the 97th Governor of South...  more
  • 18

    Ashley Zais

    Mitchell McGeever "Mick" Zais (born December 10, 1946) is an American politician who is...  more
  • 19

    Samuel Dibble

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 76 (1837-1913)

    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina, United States of America

    Samuel Dibble (September 16, 1837 – September 16, 1913) was a lawyer, educator and U.S....  more
  • 20
    Dennis Wayne Shedd (born January 28, 1953 in Cordova, South Carolina) is a Senior United...  more
  • Donald Fowler21

    Donald Fowler

    Donald L. "Don" Fowler (born September 12, 1935) is an American political scientist, professor...  more
  • 22
    Clyde Henry Hamilton (born February 8, 1934) is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the...  more
  • 23

    Henry Franklin Floyd

    Henry Franklin Floyd (born November 5, 1947) is a United States Circuit Judge of the United...  more
  • 24

    Louis Booker Wright

    Louis Booker Wright was an American author, educator and librarian. Wright was the director of...  more
  • Ken Ard25

    Ken Ard



    BirthplacePamplico, South Carolina

    James Kenneth "Ken" Ard (born December 18, 1963) was the 88th Lieutenant Governor of South...  more