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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
Businessperson, Politician, Management consulting

Age: 69

Birthplace: Reading, Ohio, United States of America

John Andrew Boehner ( BAY-nər; born November 17, 1949) is an American politician who served as the 53rd speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 2011 to 2015. A member of the ...more

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Tyrone Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Basketball player, Coach

Age: 50

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

Tyrone Hill (born March 19, 1968) is an American retired basketball player and, since 2008–09, assistant coach for the National Basketball Association's Atlanta Hawks. Hill spent four years ...more
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Ken Blackwell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Educator

Age: 71

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

John Kenneth Blackwell (born February 28, 1948) is an American politician, author, and conservative activist who served as the mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio (1979–80), the Ohio State Treasurer ...more
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George Schaefer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Banker
George Schaefer, Jr. is the former CEO of Fifth Third Bancorp in Cincinnati, Ohio, a financial services company whose banking arm is Fifth Third Bank. In April 2007, Schaefer stepped down as ...more
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Frank Robinson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Manager, Baseball player, Coach

Age: 83

Birthplace: Beaumont, Texas

Frank Robinson (August 31, 1935 – February 7, 2019) was an American professional baseball outfielder and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB) who played for five teams, from 1956 to 1976. The ...more

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Norman Francis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Professor

Age: 87

Birthplace: Lafayette, Louisiana

Dr. Norman Christopher Francis (born March 20, 1931 in Lafayette, Louisiana), is a former president of Xavier University of Louisiana. He served the position from 1968-2015 as the first lay ...more
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William B. Morris is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Laboratory Technician

Age: Dec. at 34 (1931-1965)

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

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

Age: 42

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

James Mikely Mantell Posey Jr. (born January 13, 1977) is an American former professional basketball player. He played as a small forward for several teams in the National Basketball Association ...more
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Garry Wills is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Journalist, Historian, Professor

Age: 84

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

Garry Wills (born May 22, 1934) is an American author, journalist, and historian, specializing in American history, politics, and religion, especially the history of the Catholic Church. He won ...more
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Bruce Brown is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni

Age: 60

Birthplace: Rockville Centre, New York

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Francis Wade is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Francis Wade

Age: Dec. at 80 (1907-1987)

Birthplace: Whitesboro, Texas

Francis C. Wade (November 11, 1907 – July 6, 1987) 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

Age: 70

Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

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Julius Suralta is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Systems Programmer, IT Consultant

Age: 48

Birthplace: Cebu, Philippines

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

Age: 41

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America

Jonathan "Jon" Robert Elrod (born May 3, 1977) is an American attorney and politician. He is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives from District 97. He was the ...more
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Benjamin Abadiano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Social activist

Age: 56

Benjamin Abadiano (born February 11, 1963) 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 ...more
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Bill Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Talk show host

Age: 71

Birthplace: Covington, Kentucky, United States of America

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

Age: 62

Birthplace: Medellín, Colombia

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Charles Geschke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 79

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

Charles M. "Chuck" Geschke (born September 11, 1939) is an American businessman. He is best known as the 1982 co-founder with John Warnock of Adobe Systems Inc., the graphics and ...more
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Hal McPhail is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
American football player

Age: Dec. at 65 (1912-1977)

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio

Harold Thomas McPhail (October 26, 1912 – August 1977) was an American football fullback in the National Football League for the Boston Redskins. He played college football at Xavier University ...more
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Michael Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Michael Hawkins Basketball player

Age: 46

Birthplace: Canton, Ohio

Steven Michael Hawkins (born October 28, 1972), is an American former professional basketball player. He played in the NBA and last played with Al Jalaa Aleppo of the Syrian basketball league. ...more
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George Wilson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
George Wilson American football player

Age: Died at 68 (1943-2011)

Birthplace: Oak Park, Illinois

George William Wilson, Jr. (May 29, 1943 – August 6, 2011) was an American football player. He played college football at Xavier University and professionally for the American Football League's ...more
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Aaron Williams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 47

Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois

Aaron Williams may refer to:
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Jennifer Garrison is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 56

Birthplace: Fort Thomas, Kentucky

Jennifer Garrison (born April 2, 1962) 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 ...more
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Brian Grant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 46

Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio

Brian Wade Grant (born March 5, 1972) is a retired American basketball player. He played the power forward and center positions for five teams during 12 seasons in the National Basketball ...more

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Steve Junker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
American football player

Age: 83

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

Steven Norbert Junker (born July 22, 1935) is a former American football player. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Detroit Lions (1957, 1959–1960) and the Washington ...more