22 Notable alumni of
McKendree University

McKendree University is 2943rd in the world, 980th in North America, and 928th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 22 notable alumni from McKendree University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. James H. Wilson

    James H. Wilson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1837-1925 (aged 88)
    Occupations
    military officerengineerwriter
    Biography

    James Harrison Wilson was a United States Army topographic engineer and a Union Army Major General in the American Civil War. He served as an aide to Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan during the Maryland Campaign before joining Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's army in the Western Theater, where he was promoted to brigadier general. In 1864, he transferred from engineering to the cavalry, where he displayed notable leadership in many engagements of the Overland Campaign, though his attempt to destroy Lee’s supply lines failed when he was routed by a much smaller force of Confederate irregulars.

  2. Charles S. Deneen

    Charles S. Deneen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1863-1940 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Charles Samuel Deneen was an American attorney and politician who served as the 23rd Governor of Illinois, from 1905 to 1913. He was the first Illinois governor to serve two consecutive terms totalling eight years. He was governor during the infamous Springfield race riot of 1908, which he helped put down. He later served as a U.S. Senator from Illinois, from 1925 to 1931. Deneen had previously served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1892 to 1894. As an attorney, he had been the lead prosecutor in Chicago's infamous Adolph Luetgert murder trial.

  3. Lawrence Yates Sherman

    Lawrence Yates Sherman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1858-1939 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    politicianjudgelawyer
    Biography

    Lawrence Yates Sherman was a Republican politician from the State of Illinois. He served as United States Senator, the 28th Lieutenant Governor, and as Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives.

  4. William Ralls Morrison

    William Ralls Morrison
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1824-1909 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    William Ralls Morrison was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

  5. Henry P. H. Bromwell

    Henry P. H. Bromwell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1823-1903 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    mathematicianpoliticianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    Henry Pelham Holmes Bromwell was an American lawyer, politician from Illinois, and prominent Freemason. He was a lawyer and judge who served as a U.S. representative from Illinois from 1865–1869 and continued to practice law when he moved to Colorado in 1870 where he was appointed to compile the state's statutes. Bromwell was initiated into freemasonry in 1854, and he became the Grand Master of Illinois in 1864. When he moved to Colorado he became that state's first Honorary Grand Master. He developed the Free, and Accepted Architects, a new rite for Freemasonry which sought to teach its initiates the lost work of the craft embodied in Bromwell's Geometrical system. After his death, the Grand Lodge of Colorado published his work on the esoteric nature of Sacred geometry in the book Restorations of Masonic Geometry and Symbolry.

  6. Frank Hereford

    Frank Hereford
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1825-1891 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Frank Hereford was a United States Representative and Senator from West Virginia.

  7. Daniel Kerr

    Daniel Kerr
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1836-1916 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Daniel Kerr was an American politician who served as a two-term Republican U.S. representative from Iowa's 5th congressional district in the 1880s.

  8. William A. J. Sparks

    William A. J. Sparks
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1828-1904 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    William Andrew Jackson Sparks was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

  9. William B. Anderson

    William B. Anderson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1830-1901 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary officer
    Biography

    William Black Anderson was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Illinois.

  10. William Hartzell

    William Hartzell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1837-1903 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    William Hartzell was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

  11. Jesse Hale Moore

    Jesse Hale Moore
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1817-1883 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary officerdiplomat
    Biography

    Jesse Hale Moore was a U.S. Representative from Illinois. He also served as an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

  12. Jehu Baker

    Jehu Baker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1822-1903 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    politiciandiplomatlawyer
    Biography

    Jehu Baker was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

  13. George Washington Smith

    George Washington Smith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1846-1907 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    George Washington Smith was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

  14. Hugh G. Harrison

    Hugh G. Harrison
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1822-1891 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    politicianbankerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Hugh Galbraith Harrison was a real estate investor and banker who served as the second mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  15. Thekla M. Bernays

    Thekla M. Bernays
    Years
    1856-1931 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    journalistsuffragette
    Biography

    Thekla M. Bernays was an American author, journalist, artist, art collector, speaker, and suffragette.

  16. Pleasant T. Chapman

    Pleasant T. Chapman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1854-1931 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    Pleasant Thomas Chapman was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

  17. Bluford Wilson

    Bluford Wilson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1841-1924 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Bluford Wilson was a Union Army officer in the Civil War and a government official who served as Solicitor of the United States Treasury.

  18. H.K.S. O'Melveny

    H.K.S. O'Melveny
    Years
    1823-1893 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    judgepolitician
    Biography

    Harvey Kilpatrick Stuart O'Melveny, known as H.K.S. O'Melveny, was a Circuit Court judge in Illinois and a Superior Court judge in California during the 19th century. He was president of the Los Angeles, California, Common Council—the legislative arm of the city—in 1871-72.

  19. Asa C. Matthews

    Asa C. Matthews
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1833-1908 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    judgepolitician
    Biography

    Asa Carrington Matthews was an American lawyer, judge, and politician.

  20. William M. Farmer

    William M. Farmer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1853-1931 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    judgepolitician
    Biography

    William M. Farmer was an American jurist and politician.

  21. William Neville

    William Neville
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1843-1909 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    William Neville was an American Populist Party politician.

  22. Erastus D. Telford

    Erastus D. Telford
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1874-1936 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    military personnellawyer
    Biography

    Erastus Dalson Telford was an American politician and lawyer.