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

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

Items on this list include John Boehner and Frank Robinson.

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

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John Boehner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
John Andrew Boehner is the 61st and current Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. A member of the Republican Party, he is the U.S. Representative from Ohio's 8th congressional ...more

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Tyrone Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Basketball player, Coach
Tyrone Hill is a retired American basketball player and, since 2008–09, assistant coach for the NBA's Atlanta Hawks. Hill spent four years playing collegiately at Xavier University, in his last ...more

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Ken Blackwell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Educator
John Kenneth "Ken" Blackwell is an American politician and activist who served as the mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio from 1979 to 1980, the Ohio State Treasurer from 1994 to 1999, and Ohio ...more

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George Schaefer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Banker
George A. Schaefer, Jr. is President and Chief Executive Officer of Fifth Third Bank. He began his career with Fifth Third in 1971 as a management trainee and has led the company since 1989.

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Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Manager, Baseball player, Coach
Frank Robinson (August 31, 1935 – February 7, 2019) was an American former Major League Baseball outfielder and manager. He played for five teams from 1956 to 1976, and became the only player to ...more

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Norman Francis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Professor
Dr. Norman Christopher Francis, is the president of Xavier University of Louisiana. He has been Xavier's president since 1968, making him the longest-tenured current leader of an American ...more

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William B. Morris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Laboratory Technician
William Morris was a passenger onboard American Airlines flight 383. He was killed in the crash on November 8,1965 while returning from a 3 week vacation in Europe.

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James Posey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Basketball player
James Mikely Mantell Posey, Jr. is an American former professional basketball player. He played as a small forward for several teams in the National Basketball Association. He is currently an ...more

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Garry Wills is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Journalist, Historian, Professor
Garry Wills is a prolific Pulitzer Prize-winning American author, journalist, and historian, specializing in American history, politics, and religion, especially the history of the Roman ...more

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Bruce Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni

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Francis Wade is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Francis Wade
Francis C. Wade was an American Jesuit and professor of philosophy at Marquette University.

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Tomas Osmeña is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Politician
Tomas "Tommy" de la Rama Osmeña is a Filipino politician who served as Congressman for the second district of Cebu City from 2010 to 2013. Prior to his congressional term, he ...more

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Julius Suralta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Systems Programmer, IT Consultant
He is an Internet and Network Marketer. He has a number of online stores and has interest in network marketing business such as Winalite, Pure3x / Adaptogenix and Talk Fusion. An international ...more

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Jon Elrod is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Lawyer
Jonathan "Jon" Robert Elrod is an American attorney and politician. He is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives from District 97. He was the Republican Party ...more

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Benjamin Abadiano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Social activist
Benjamin Abadiano is a Filipino lexicographer who has worked in the country's highlands with the Mangyan, Lumad, and other indigenous peoples. He did volunteer work for nine years in Paitan, ...more

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Bill Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Talk show host
William Daniel "Bill" Cunningham is an American radio and television talk show host, conservative commentator, attorney, and entrepreneur. On the radio, he hosts The Big Show with Bill ...more

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Jorge A. Uribe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Jorge A. Uribe

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Charles Geschke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Businessperson
Charles M. "Chuck" Geschke is an American businessman. He is best known as the 1982 co-founder with John Warnock of Adobe Systems Inc., the graphics and publishing software company and ...more

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Hal McPhail is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
American football player
Harold Thomas McPhail was an American football fullback in the National Football League for the Boston Redskins. He played college football at Xavier University and the United States Military

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Michael Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Michael Hawkins Basketball player
Steven Michael Hawkins, is an American former professional basketball player. He played in the NBA and last played with Al Jalaa Aleppo of the Syrian basketball league. Hawkins, along with ...more

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George Wilson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
George Wilson American football player
George William Wilson, Jr. was an American Professional Football player. He played collegiately for Xavier University, and professionally for the American Football League's 1966 expansion team, ...more

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Aaron Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Basketball player
Aaron Williams is a retired American professional basketball player. He played at the power forward and center positions. After professional career spanning 15 years, he is now an assistant ...more

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Jennifer Garrison is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Lawyer
Jennifer Garrison is an American politician of the Democratic party from Marietta, Ohio. From 2005 to 2010 she represented the 93rd District in the Ohio House of Representatives, which includes ...more

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Brian Grant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Basketball player
Brian Wade Grant is a retired American basketball player. He played the power forward and center positions for five teams during 12 seasons in the National Basketball Association. He was known ...more

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Steve Junker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
American football player
Steven Norbert Junker is a former American football tight end in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions and the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Xavier University ...more