14 Notable alumni of
Iowa Wesleyan University

Iowa Wesleyan University is 2605th in the world, 895th in North America, and 850th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 14 notable alumni from Iowa Wesleyan University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Peggy Whitson

    Peggy Whitson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in Iowa Wesleyan University
    In 1981 graduated with Bachelor of Science in biology and chemistry
    Occupations
    astronautbiochemist
    Biography

    Peggy Annette Whitson is an American biochemistry researcher, retired NASA astronaut, and former NASA Chief Astronaut. Her first space mission was in 2002, with an extended stay aboard the International Space Station as a member of Expedition 5. Her second mission launched October 10, 2007, as the first female commander of the ISS with Expedition 16. She was on her third long-duration space flight and was the commander of the International Space Station for Expedition 51, before handing over command to Fyodor Yurchikhin on June 1, 2017.

  2. William A. Clark

    William A. Clark
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1839-1925 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    politicianentrepreneurteacherbanker
    Biography

    William Andrews Clark Sr. was an American politician and entrepreneur, involved with mining, banking, and railroads.

  3. Arabella Mansfield

    Arabella Mansfield
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1846-1911 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    lawyersuffragettesuffragist
    Biography

    Arabella Mansfield, born Belle Aurelia Babb, became the first female lawyer in the United States in 1869, admitted to the Iowa bar; she made her career as a college educator and administrator. Despite an Iowa state law restricting the bar exam to males, Mansfield had taken it and earned high scores. Shortly after her court challenge, Iowa amended its licensing statute and became the first state to accept women and minorities into its bar.

  4. Clement Isong

    Clement Isong
    Born in
    Nigeria Flag Nigeria
    Years
    1920-2000 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    politicianbanker
    Biography

    Clement Nyong Isong, CFR was a Nigerian banker and politician who was governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (1967–1975) during the military regime of General Yakubu Gowon. He was later elected governor of Cross River State (1979–1983) in the Nigerian Second Republic.

  5. Thomas Poulter

    Thomas Poulter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1897-1978 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    physicistexploreruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Thomas Charles Poulter was a scientist and antarctic explorer who worked at the Armour Institute of Technology and SRI International, where he was an associate director.

  6. Ida Hinman

    Ida Hinman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1854-1926 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    journalistactivistsuffragist
    Biography

    Ida May Hinman was an American feminist, journalist, suffragette, and temperance activist. She was the author of The Washington Sketch Book, one of the few Washington, D.C. guidebooks written by a woman at the end of the 19th century.

  7. Tim Lee Hall

    Tim Lee Hall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-2008 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Tim Lee Hall was an American politician and Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Illinois for one term from 1975 to 1977.

  8. John H. Mickey

    John H. Mickey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1845-1910 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    John Hopwood Mickey was a Republican politician who served as the 13th Governor of Nebraska from 1903 to 1907.

  9. Ola Babcock Miller

    Ola Babcock Miller
    Years
    1871-1937 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Eunice Viola "Ola" Babcock Miller was an American politician and the first female Iowa Secretary of State.

  10. Dave Heaton

    Dave Heaton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    restaurateurpolitician
    Biography

    David Edward Heaton is the Iowa State Representative from the 91st District, representing all of Henry County and the northern portion of Lee County. He has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since January 1995.

  11. Elaine Baxter

    Elaine Baxter
    Years
    1933-.. (age 89)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Elaine Bland Baxter was an American politician and educator who served as the 27th Iowa Secretary of State.

  12. Dennis Cohoon

    Dennis Cohoon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Dennis M. Cohoon is the Iowa State Representative from the 87th District. He has served in the Iowa House of Representatives since 1987.

  13. William M. Treloar

    William M. Treloar
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1850-1935 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    politiciancomposer
    Biography

    William Mitchellson Treloar was an American music professor, composer, music publisher, and U.S. Representative from Missouri.

  14. Jessie Wilson Manning

    Jessie Wilson Manning
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1855-..
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Jessie Wilson Manning was an American author and lecturer. Born in Iowa in 1855, she was an active worker and eloquent speaker on literary subjects and for the cause of temperance.