20 Notable alumni of
Gustavus Adolphus College

Gustavus Adolphus College is 1914th in the world, 653rd in North America, and 615th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 20 notable alumni from Gustavus Adolphus College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Peter Krause

    Peter Krause
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    film actoractordirectortelevision actor
    Biography

    Peter William Krause is an American actor, director, and producer. He has played lead roles in multiple television series, portraying Casey McCall on Sports Night (1998–2000), Nate Fisher on Six Feet Under (2001–2005), Nick George on Dirty Sexy Money (2007–2009), Adam Braverman on Parenthood (2010–2015), Benjamin Jones on The Catch (2016–2017), and Bobby Nash on 9-1-1 (2018–present).

  2. Steve Zahn

    Steve Zahn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    voice actorstand-up comedianactortelevision actorstage actor
    Biography

    Steven James Zahn is an American actor and comedian. His film roles include Reality Bites (1994), That Thing You Do! (1996), Out of Sight (1998), Stuart Little (1999), Riding in Cars with Boys (2001), Stuart Little 2 (2002), Shattered Glass (2003), Sahara (2005), Chicken Little (2005), Rescue Dawn (2007), the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series (2010–2012), Dallas Buyers Club (2013), The Good Dinosaur (2015), Captain Fantastic (2016), and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017). On television, Zahn appeared as Davis McAlary on HBO's Treme (2010–2013), and as Mark Mossbacher in the first season of the HBO satire comedy miniseries The White Lotus (2021). He won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male for his performance in the film Happy, Texas (1999).

  3. James M. McPherson

    James M. McPherson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    writerhistorianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    James Munro "Jim" McPherson is an American Civil War historian, and is the George Henry Davis '86 Professor Emeritus of United States History at Princeton University. He received the 1989 Pulitzer Prize for Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. McPherson was the president of the American Historical Association in 2003.

  4. Kurt Elling

    Kurt Elling
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    singerjazz musiciansongwritercomposer
    Biography

    Kurt Elling is an American jazz singer and songwriter.

  5. Jack Bergman

    Jack Bergman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in Gustavus Adolphus College
    In 1969 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    aircraft pilotmilitary officerbusiness executivepolitician
    Biography

    John Warren "Jack" Bergman is a retired United States Marine Corps lieutenant general and the U.S. representative for Michigan's 1st congressional district. He served as commanding general of the Marine Forces Reserve and the Marine Forces North. He also served as a naval aviator, flying rotary-winged aircraft such as the CH-46 and UH-1, as well as fixed-wing aircraft such as the T-28 and KC-130. A Republican, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2016.

  6. Camilla Hall

    Camilla Hall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-1974 (aged 29)
    Occupations
    artistsocial worker
    Biography

    Camilla Christine Hall was an American artist, college trained social worker, and a member of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). She is best known for her membership in the SLA, the group that kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst.

  7. Margaret Anderson Kelliher

    Margaret Anderson Kelliher
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Margaret Anderson Kelliher is an American politician, Director of the Minneapolis Department of Public Works, former Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Transportation, and a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, she represented District 60A, which includes portions of the city of Minneapolis in Hennepin County, located in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. First elected in 1999, she served until 2011, also serving as the Speaker from 2007 to 2011. She is the second woman (after Dee Long) to hold the position of House speaker. She was an unsuccessful candidate for the DFL nomination for Governor of Minnesota in the 2010 gubernatorial election, losing to former Senator Mark Dayton. On June 5, 2018, she registered as a candidate for the DFL nomination to the U.S. House of Representatives in Minnesota's 5th congressional district, losing to Ilhan Omar.

  8. Carl Seashore

    Carl Seashore
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1866-1949 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    psychologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Carl Emil Seashore, born Sjöstrand was a prominent American psychologist and educator. He was the author of numerous books and articles principally regarding the fields of speech–language pathology, music education, and the psychology of music and art. He served as Dean of the Graduate College of University of Iowa from 1908–1937. He is most commonly associated with the development of the Seashore Tests of Musical Ability.

  9. Harold LeVander

    Harold LeVander
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1910-1992 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Karl Harold Phillip LeVander was an American attorney and politician. A Republican, he served as the 32nd governor of Minnesota from January 2, 1967 to January 4, 1971, after defeating incumbent governor Karl Rolvaag in the 1966 election.

  10. G. Barry Anderson

    G. Barry Anderson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    judgelawyer
    Biography

    Grant Barry Anderson is an Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court. He is a former member of the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

  11. Patsy O'Connell Sherman

    Patsy O'Connell Sherman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-2008 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    chemistinventor
    Biography

    Patsy O’Connell Sherman was an American chemist and co-inventor of Scotchgard, a 3M brand of products, a stain repellent and durable water repellent.

  12. Luther Youngdahl

    Luther Youngdahl
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1896-1978 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    judgelawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Luther Wallace Youngdahl was an American judge and politician who served as the 27th governor of Minnesota and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

  13. David Hann

    David Hann
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    David W. Hann is a Minnesota politician and a former minority leader of the Minnesota Senate. A Republican, he represented District 48, which consisted of the cities of Eden Prairie and Minnetonka, from 2003-2017. He is currently the chair of the Republican Party of Minnesota.

  14. Adolph Olson Eberhart

    Adolph Olson Eberhart
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1870-1944 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Adolph Olson Eberhart was an American politician, who served as the 17th Governor of Minnesota.

  15. Clarence R. Magney

    Clarence R. Magney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1883-1962 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    judgelawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Clarence R. Magney was a state judge in Minnesota and the mayor of Duluth from 1917 to 1920. He was an Associate Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court from 1943 to 1953. He was instrumental in getting a number of state parks and scenic waysides established along the North Shore of Lake Superior. Judge C. R. Magney State Park is named for him.

  16. Nicholas Legeros

    Nicholas Legeros
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    sculptor
    Biography

    Nicholas Legeros is an American (Minnesotan) bronze sculptor. Working from his studio building Blue Ribbon Bronze in Northeast Minneapolis, Nick has created over 500 sculptures in his career. His most prominent works can be found in the Twin Cities and Hudson, Wisconsin. In addition to his work as a sculptor, Nick is an active artist advocate and has been president of the Society of Minnesota Sculptors (1988-1995), president of the Northeast Minneapolis Artists Association (2007-2009), and served on many boards including the Northeast Community Development Corporation.

  17. Mike Goggin

    Mike Goggin
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Michael P. Goggin is an American politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represents District 21 in southeastern Minnesota.

  18. Steve Heitzeg

    Steve Heitzeg
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    composer
    Biography

    Steve Heitzeg is an American composer, whose works include compositions for orchestra, chorus, chamber ensemble, ballet, and film. His works often feature naturally-found instruments, such as stones, birch bark wind chimes, and sea glass shards to create music in celebration of the natural world.

  19. Thomas Herman Johnson

    Thomas Herman Johnson
    Born in
    Iceland Flag Iceland
    Years
    1870-1927 (aged 57)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Thomas Herman Johnson was a politician in Manitoba, Canada. He served in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba from 1907 to 1922, and was a prominent cabinet minister in the government of Tobias Norris. Johnson was a member of the Liberal Party.

  20. Oscar A. Swenson

    Oscar A. Swenson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1877-1951 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Oscar A. Swenson was a Minnesota politician and a Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives. He served two decades in the Minnesota House of Representatives, and another 14 years in the Minnesota Senate.