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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 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 is an American former Major League Baseball outfielder and manager. He played for five teams from 1956 to 1976, and became the only player to win league MVP honors in both the ...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

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Danny Abramowicz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Baseball player, American football player Daniel Stanley Abramowicz is a former American football player and coach. He played wide receiver in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers and college football at Xavier ...more

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John Martinkovic is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
American football player John George Martinkovic is a former American football defensive lineman in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers and the New York Giants. He played college football and ...more

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John Shinners is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
John Shinners American football player John Joseph Shinners was an American football offensive lineman in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Colts, and Cincinnati Bengals.

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David West is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Basketball player David Moorer West is an American retired professional basketball player who played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Xavier ...more

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Joseph Robert Goeke is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Joseph Robert Goeke Judge Joseph Robert Goeke is a judge of the United States Tax Court. Goeke received his B.S., cum laude, from Xavier University in 1972, and his J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law in ...more

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Ferdinando Beccalli-Falco is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Ferdinando Beccalli-Falco Businessperson Ferdinando Nani Beccalli-Falco was named President and CEO of GE International in January 2005.

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Derek Strong is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Basketball player Derek Lamar Strong is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2nd round of the 1990 NBA Draft. A 6'8" forward from Xavier ...more

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Dino Gaudio is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Basketball Coach, Coach Dino Joseph Gaudio is the former head men's basketball coach at Wake Forest University and a current college basketball announcer. He previously served as the head coach at the United States ...more

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Donald D. Clancy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Politician Donald D. Clancy was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives. He represented the 2nd District of Ohio from 1961 until 1977.

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Lionel Chalmers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Lionel Chalmers Basketball player Lionel Chalmers, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who last played for Chalons-Reims of the LNB Pro A. He is 6'0" in height and plays at the point guard position.

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Romain Sato is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Romain Sato Basketball player Romain Guessagba-Sato-Lebel, generally known as Romain Sato, is a Central African professional basketball player who plays for Valencia of the Spanish League. Standing at 6 ft 4.75 in, he plays ...more

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John A. Cade is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Politician John A. Cade was a Republican State Senator from District 33 in the U.S. state of Maryland.

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Tom Van Flandern is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Physicist Thomas C Van Flandern was an American astronomer and author specializing in celestial mechanics. Van Flandern had a career as a professional scientist, but was noted as an outspoken proponent of ...more

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David Young is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
David Young David Young is an American basketball player who graduated from Xavier University and North Carolina Central University and was drafted by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 2004 NBA Draft. He was ...more

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Francis Casey Alcantara is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Francis Casey Alcantara Francis Casey "Niño" Alcantara is a top-level tennis player from the Philippines. He won the 2009 Australian Open Boy's Doubles event with Hsieh Cheng-peng, beating Mikhail ...more

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Dennis E. Eckart is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Dennis Edward Eckart is an American lawyer and politician who is a former member the United States House of Representatives. Eckart, a member of the Democratic Party represented Ohio's 11th ...more

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Chet Mutryn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
American football player Chester A. Mutryn was a professional American football halfback and defensive back in the All-America Football Conference and the National Football League. He was drafted by the Philadelphia ...more

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Ken Lehmann is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Ken Lehmann Ken Lehmann is a former linebacker for the Ottawa Rough Riders and BC Lions of the Canadian Football League from 1964 to 1972. He was a CFL All-Star from 1965-1969 and was a part of two Grey Cup ...more

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Rhine McLin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Rhine McLin Politician Rhine Lana McLin is an American Democratic politician from Ohio. McLin received her Bachelor of Arts in sociology and secondary education from Parsons College and her Master of Education in ...more

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Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Politician, Civil servant Aquilino "Nene" Quilinging Pimentel, Jr. is a Filipino politician who served as the President of the Senate of the Philippines from 2000-2001. His son is Aquilino Pimentel III.

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Philip E. Bernatz is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Physician, Surgeon Philip Eugene Bernatz was an eminent American physician and thoracic surgeon at the Mayo Clinic, and an international authority on the diagnosis and treatment of thymoma and other tumors of the ...more

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Tom Niehaus is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Politician Tom Niehaus is the former President of the Ohio Senate. He served from 2011 to 2012. He also was the state Senator for the 14th District from 2005 to 2012. He served in the Ohio House of ...more

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Torraye Braggs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Torraye Braggs Basketball player Torraye Braggs is an American professional basketball player, formerly of the NBA. After a college career at Xavier University, Braggs was drafted by the Utah Jazz in the second round of the ...more

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Phil H. Bucklew is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Phil H. Bucklew Phil Hinkle Bucklew was a professional American football player who went on to become a United States Navy officer. He served in one of the Navy's first special warfare units during World War ...more

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Rich Donnelly is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Xavier University Alumni
Rich Donnelly Coach Richard Francis Donnelly is an American professional baseball coach. On March 7, 2014, he was named third-base coach of the Seattle Mariners, replacing John Stearns. Donnelly has been a Major ...more