53 Notable alumni of
Allegheny College

Allegheny College is 1411th in the world, 504th in North America, and 473rd in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 53 notable alumni from Allegheny College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. William McKinley

    William McKinley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1843-1901 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerstatesperson
    Biography

    William McKinley was the 25th president of the United States, serving from 1897 until his assassination in 1901. He was president during the Spanish–American War of 1898, raised protective tariffs to boost American industry, and rejected the expansionary monetary policy of free silver, keeping the nation on the gold standard.

  2. Trent Reznor

    Trent Reznor
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    singercomposerpianistmusiciansinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Michael Trent Reznor is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and composer. He serves as the lead vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and principal songwriter of the industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails, which he founded in 1988 and of which he was the sole official member until 2016. The first Nine Inch Nails album, Pretty Hate Machine (1989), was a commercial and critical success. Reznor has since released 11 more Nine Inch Nails studio albums.

  3. R. Budd Dwyer

    R. Budd Dwyer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-1987 (aged 48)
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
    Biography

    Robert Budd Dwyer was an American politician who served as the 30th state treasurer of Pennsylvania. He served from 1965 to 1971 as a Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and from 1971 to 1981 as a member of the Pennsylvania State Senate representing the state's 50th district. Dwyer then served as the 30th treasurer of Pennsylvania from January 20, 1981, to January 22, 1987, when he committed suicide during a live press conference.

  4. Clarence Darrow

    Clarence Darrow
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1857-1938 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    lawyerwriterjurist
    Biography

    Clarence Seward Darrow was an American lawyer who became famous in the early 20th century for his involvement in the Leopold and Loeb murder trial and the Scopes "Monkey" Trial. He was a leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and a prominent advocate for Georgist economic reform.

  5. Ida Tarbell

    Ida Tarbell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1857-1944 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    journalistwriterbiographerhistorianinvestigative journalist
    Biography

    Ida Minerva Tarbell was an American writer, investigative journalist, biographer and lecturer. She was one of the leading muckrakers of the Progressive Era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and pioneered investigative journalism. Born in Pennsylvania at the onset of the oil boom, Tarbell is best known for her 1904 book The History of the Standard Oil Company. The book was published as a series of articles in McClure's Magazine from 1902 to 1904. It has been called a "masterpiece of investigative journalism", by historian J. North Conway, as well as "the single most influential book on business ever published in the United States" by historian Daniel Yergin. The work contributed to the dissolution of the Standard Oil monopoly and helped usher in the Hepburn Act of 1906, the Mann-Elkins Act, the creation of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Clayton Antitrust Act.

  6. Ben Burtt

    Ben Burtt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1948-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterfilm editoractorsound designer
    Biography

    Benjamin Burtt Jr. is an American sound designer, film editor, director, screenwriter, and voice actor. As a sound designer, his credits include the Star Wars and Indiana Jones film series, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), WALL-E (2008) and Star Trek (2009).

  7. Marco Arment

    Marco Arment
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    authorwritersoftware developerbloggerpodcaster
    Biography

    Marco Arment is an American iOS developer and web developer, podcaster, technology writer and former magazine editor. As a developer, he is best known for being chief technology officer for Tumblr and creating Instapaper and Overcast.

  8. Stan Drayton

    Stan Drayton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    athleteAmerican football coach
    Biography

    Stanley Drayton is an American football coach. He is currently the head coach at Temple University. He formerly served as the associate head coach, running backs coach, and run game coordinator at The University of Texas at Austin and also coached running backs for the Chicago Bears and Ohio State.

  9. Raymond P. Shafer

    Raymond P. Shafer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1917-2006 (aged 89)
    Enrolled in Allegheny College
    1934-1938 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    military officerlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Raymond Philip Shafer was an American attorney and politician who served as the 39th governor of Pennsylvania from 1967 to 1971. Prior to that, he served as the 23rd lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania from 1963 to 1967 and as a Pennsylvania state senator from 1959 to 1962. He was a national leader of the moderate wing of the Republican Party in the late 1960s.

  10. William B. Allison

    William B. Allison
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1829-1908 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    William Boyd Allison was an American politician. An early leader of the Iowa Republican Party, he represented northeastern Iowa in the United States House of Representatives before representing his state in the United States Senate. By the 1890s, Allison had become one of the "big four" key Republicans who largely controlled the Senate, along with Orville H. Platt of Connecticut, John Coit Spooner of Wisconsin and Nelson W. Aldrich of Rhode Island.

  11. Brad Will

    Brad Will
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-2006 (aged 36)
    Occupations
    journalistphotographerenvironmentalistdirector
    Biography

    Bradley Roland Will was an American activist, videographer and journalist. He was affiliated with Indymedia. On October 27, 2006 during a labor dispute in the Mexican city of Oaxaca, Will was shot twice, possibly by government-aligned paramilitaries, resulting in his death.

  12. Brooke McEldowney

    Brooke McEldowney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    comics artist
    Biography

    Brooke McEldowney is a writer and musician, known as the creator of the comics 9 Chickweed Lane and Pibgorn.

  13. Alex Steffen

    Alex Steffen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    writerenvironmentalist
    Biography

    Alex Steffen is an American futurist who writes and speaks about sustainability and the future of the planet. He emphasizes the importance of imagining persuasive, positive possible futures: "It's literally true that we can't build what we can't imagine,... The fact that we haven't compellingly imagined a thriving, dynamic, sustainable world is a major reason we don't already live in one."

  14. Benjamin F. Martin

    Benjamin F. Martin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1828-1895 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerteacher
    Biography

    Benjamin Franklin Martin was a nineteenth-century politician, lawyer and teacher from Virginia and West Virginia.

  15. Paul Siple

    Paul Siple
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1908-1968 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    explorergeographer
    Biography

    Paul Allman Siple was an American Antarctic explorer and geographer who took part in six Antarctic expeditions, including the two Byrd expeditions of 1928–1930 and 1933–1935, representing the Boy Scouts of America as an Eagle Scout. In addition to being an Eagle Scout, Siple was also a Sea Scout. His first and third books covered these adventures. With Charles F. Passel he developed the wind chill factor, and Siple coined the term.

  16. Victoria Lipnic

    Victoria Lipnic
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Biography

    Victoria Ann Lipnic is an American lawyer and public figure. She served in multiple senior United States government positions. She was Commissioner of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), nominated to two terms by President Barack Obama, 2010 – 2020.) She served as Chair (Acting) of the EEOC under President Donald J. Trump from 2017 – 2019. Prior to her appointments to the EEOC, she was Assistant Secretary of Labor under President George W. Bush. The United States Senate confirmed her unanimously to each of these positions.

  17. Matt Berkey

    Matt Berkey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    poker player
    Biography

    Matthew Berkey is an American professional poker player from Leechburg, Pennsylvania who focuses on live no limit hold 'em cash games.

  18. Jon M. Davis

    Jon M. Davis
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Jon M. Davis is a retired United States Marine Corps lieutenant general. His last billet in the Marine Corps was as the Deputy Commandant for Aviation.

  19. Henry David Cooke

    Henry David Cooke
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1825-1881 (aged 56)
    Occupations
    journalistpoliticianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Henry David Cooke was an American financier, journalist, railroad executive, and politician. He was the younger brother of Philadelphia financier Jay Cooke. A member of the Republican political machine in post-Civil War Washington, D.C., Cooke was appointed first territorial governor of the District of Columbia by Ulysses S. Grant.

  20. Paul Ssemogerere

    Paul Ssemogerere
    Born in
    Uganda Flag Uganda
    Years
    1932-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Paul Kawanga Ssemogerere in present-day Kalangala District, in the Buganda Region of Uganda, was the leader of the Democratic Party in Uganda for 25 years and one of the main players in Ugandan politics until his retirement in 2005.

  21. Salome Samadashvili

    Salome Samadashvili
    Born in
    Georgia Flag Georgia
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Salome Samadashvili is a Georgian politician and former diplomat who has served as a United National Movement (UNM) Member of Parliament (MP) since 2020. She previously was an MP from 2004 to 2005 and again from 2016 until 2020.

  22. Robert J. Corbett

    Robert J. Corbett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1905-1971 (aged 66)
    Enrolled in Allegheny College
    Studied in 1927
    Occupations
    politicianteacherclerk
    Biography

    Robert James Corbett was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

  23. Afua Osei

    Afua Osei
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Afua Osei is an entrepreneur, investor and public speaker who co-founded She Leads Africa, a media company for millennial African women.

  24. James Mills Thoburn

    James Mills Thoburn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1836-1922 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    priestbiographermissionary
    Biography

    James Mills Thoburn was an American bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church as well as an author. He did missionary work in India.

  25. Thomas Tipton

    Thomas Tipton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1817-1899 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Thomas Weston Tipton was a Senator from Nebraska.

  26. Jay Luvaas

    Jay Luvaas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-2009 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    military historianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Jay Luvaas was an American military historian who was an expert on the American Civil War and the history of military theory. He was the first civilian to hold a visiting professorship of military history at West Point, and was a professor of military history at the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He was the founder of the modern military staff ride, and was a two-time recipient of the Outstanding Civilian Service Medal of the Department of the Army.

  27. Aylett R. Cotton

    Aylett R. Cotton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1826-1912 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerteacherjudge
    Biography

    Aylett Rains Cotton was an American politician, lawyer, judge, educator and miner active in Iowa and Northern California.

  28. Allison White

    Allison White
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1816-1886 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Allison White was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

  29. Lloyd Lowndes

    Lloyd Lowndes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1845-1905 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Lloyd Lowndes Jr., a member of the United States Republican Party, was an American attorney and politician, the 43rd Governor of Maryland from 1896 to 1900 and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the sixth district of Maryland from 1873 to 1875.

  30. William Alfred Quayle

    William Alfred Quayle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1860-1925 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    biographerpoet
    Biography

    William Alfred Quayle was an American Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, elected in 1908.

  31. Peter Moore Speer

    Peter Moore Speer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1862-1933 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Peter Moore Speer was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

  32. Jane Earll

    Jane Earll
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jane M. Earll is a former Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate who represented the 49th District from 1997 to 2013.

  33. Charles N. Crosby

    Charles N. Crosby
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1876-1951 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Charles Noel Crosby was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania and an American football coach in the early years of the sport.

  34. Frank A. Montgomery

    Frank A. Montgomery
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1830-1903 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    autobiographerpoliticianslaveholder
    Biography

    Frank Alexander Montgomery was an American politician best known for his memoir of life as a Confederate cavalry officer in the Western Theater of the American Civil War (1861–1865) called Reminiscences of a Mississippian in Peace and War (1901).

  35. Edward Gay Rohrbough

    Edward Gay Rohrbough
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1874-1956 (aged 82)
    Enrolled in Allegheny College
    Studied in 1900
    Occupations
    politicianteacherbanker
    Biography

    Edward Gay Rohrbough was a Republican United States Representative from West Virginia. He was born in 1874, near Buckhannon, West Virginia in Upshur County, West Virginia. He served in the Seventy-eighth and Eightieth Congress. He died December 12, 1956.

  36. Erastus Wentworth

    Erastus Wentworth
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1813-1886 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    Christian minister
    Biography

    Erastus Wentworth was an educator, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and a missionary to Foochow, China.

  37. Gerald E. McClearn

    Gerald E. McClearn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-2017 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    psychologistbehavior geneticist
    Biography

    Gerald McClearn (July 28, 1927 – January 5, 2017) was an American behavior geneticist and professor emeritus of health and human development and biobehavioral health at the Pennsylvania State University.

  38. Samuel Bernard Dick

    Samuel Bernard Dick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1836-1907 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Samuel Bernard Dick was an American politician who served as a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania from 1879 to 1881.

  39. John F. Murtaugh

    John F. Murtaugh
    Years
    1874-1918 (aged 44)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    John Francis Murtaugh was an American lawyer and politician from New York.

  40. Henry Donnel Foster

    Henry Donnel Foster
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1808-1880 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Henry Donnel Foster was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

  41. George A. Cobham, Jr

    George A. Cobham, Jr
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1825-1864 (aged 39)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    George Ashworth Cobham Jr. commanded the 111th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry in the American Civil War and rose to brigade command before being killed in battle.

  42. Arthur Laban Bates

    Arthur Laban Bates
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1859-1934 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Arthur Laban Bates was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Pennsylvania.

  43. Milton Barnes

    Milton Barnes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1830-1895 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Milton Barnes was a Republican politician who was Ohio Secretary of State from 1877-1881.

  44. W. S. Boreland

    W. S. Boreland
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1878-1959 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    head coach
    Biography

    Walter Siverly Borland was an American football and baseball coach. He served as the head football coach at Louisiana State University from 1901 to 1903, compiling a record of 15–7. Borland was also the head coach of the LSU baseball team from 1902 to 1903, tallying a mark of 10–11–1. Borland was a graduate of Allegheny College in 1900. While at Allegheny College, he was captain of the baseball team and sophomore class president in 1898. He was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at Allegheny College. He died in 1959 and was buried in Oil City, Pennsylvania.

  45. Marvin O. Bridges

    Marvin O. Bridges
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1878-1960 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Marvin Orestus Bridges was an American football, basketball, and baseball player and football coach. He served in the Spanish-American War, and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

  46. Amos Myers

    Amos Myers
    Years
    1824-1893 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Amos Myers was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

  47. Bernadette Geyer

    Bernadette Geyer
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    poetwriter
    Biography

    Bernadette K. Geyer is a poet, writer, translator, and editor in Berlin, Germany.

  48. Daniel Brodhead Heiner

    Daniel Brodhead Heiner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1854-1944 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Daniel Brodhead Heiner was an American lawyer and politician who served as a two-term Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania from 1893 to 1897.

  49. Victor M. Rice

    Victor M. Rice
    Years
    1818-1869 (aged 51)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Victor Moreau Rice was an American educator and politician from New York.

  50. James M. Williams

    James M. Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1850-1909 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    James M. Williams was a politician from Cleveland, Ohio, United States. He was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio State Senate, and was President of the Senate for two years.

  51. Larry Boylan

    Larry Boylan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1908-1997 (aged 89)
    Biography

    Laurence Charles Boylan was an American educator most notably for serving as an administrator at what is now known as Emporia State University. Before serving as president of the Kansas State Teachers College (KSTC), Boylan was the Dean of Graduate Studies at KSTC and served at a couple of different institutions before coming to Emporia.

  52. John Sherrod

    John Sherrod
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1924-2004 (aged 80)
    Enrolled in Allegheny College
    In 1947 graduated with bachelor's degree in mathematics
    Occupations
    meteorologistlibrarianinformation scientist
    Biography

    John Sherrod was an American meteorologist and information scientist.

  53. Janette Hill Knox

    Janette Hill Knox
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1845-1920 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    suffragistwritertemperance workerlecturersocial reformer
    Biography

    Janette Hill Knox was an American temperance reformer, suffragist, teacher, author and editor.