List of Ohio University alumni

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Ohio University is a public university located in the Midwestern United States in Athens, Ohio, situated on an 1,800-acre (7.3 km2) campus. Founded in 1804,[1][2][3] it is the oldest university in the Northwest Territory and ninth oldest public university in the United States. Ohio University has 197,000 living alumni, of whom approximately 105,000 stay in the state. Many of these alumni have gone on to achieve success in a variety of fields, including athletics, journalism, and government.[4]

Politicians[edit]

Alumni Class year Notability References
Abele, PetePete Abele 1948
(B. A.)
Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Ohio's 10th congressional district (1963–1965); judge for Ohio Fourth District Court of Appeals (1966–1991) [5]
Audu, IshayaIshaya Audu 1968 Minister of External Affairs of Nigeria (1979–1983), Nigerian Ambassador to the United Nations (1979–1983) [6]
Baumhart, Jr., Albert DavidAlbert David Baumhart, Jr. 1931
(B. A., M. A.)
Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Ohio's 13th congressional district (1941–1942, 1965–1971); director of the Republican National Committee (1953, 1954) [7]
Bee, TimTim Bee Republican member of the Arizona State Senate for the 30th District (2001–2009); President of the Arizona State Senate (2007–2009)
Bigger, SamuelSamuel Bigger 1829
(B. A.)
Whig Party politician and Seventh Governor of Indiana (1840–1843) [8]
Brady, DanDan Brady (B. A.) Democrat politician and member of the Ohio House of Representatives for the 17th District (1996–1998); member of the Ohio State Senate for the 23rd District (1999–2006)
Brough, JohnJohn Brough (Did not graduate) Democrat politician and 26th Governor of Ohio (1864–1865); member of the Ohio House of Representatives representing the Fairfield-Hocking district (1837–1844)

Lawyers[edit]

Alumni Class year Notability References
Benham, JosephJoseph Benham 1815 Was a member of first graduating class in 1815, U.S Attorney for District of Ohio and University of Cincinnati law professor [25]

Military[edit]

Religious leaders[edit]

Journalists[edit]

Educators, researchers, scientists[edit]

Entertainers and artists[edit]

Professional Athletes, Coaches, Administrators[edit]

Business leaders[edit]

Faculty and staff[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ See College Lands: Ohio University Chartered, and Land Ordinance of 1785, and A compilation of laws, treaties, resolutions, and ordinances: of the general and state governments, which relate to lands in the state of Ohio; including the laws adopted by the governor and judges; the laws of the territorial legislature; and the laws of this state, to the years 1815-16. G. Nashee, State Printer. 1825. 
  2. ^ "Ohio Lands: A Short History". Retrieved 27 March 2011. 
  3. ^ John Kilbourne (1907). "The Public Lands of Ohio". In Henry Howe. Historical Collections of Ohio ... an Encyclopedia of the State 1 (The Ohio Centennial ed.). The State of Ohio. p. 226.  Act of February 18, 1804, v. 2, L. O. p. 193, An act establishing an University in the town of Athens.
  4. ^ Navera, Tristan (April 13, 2011). Alumni 'like' OU social media. The Post. Retrieved September 1, 2011 
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  6. ^ Onyekwere, Joseph (2005-09-05). "A Medical Icon Goes Home". Newswatch Communications. Retrieved 2007-04-29. 
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  8. ^ Profile from County History.com
  9. ^ "BUTTERWORTH, Benjamin, (1837 - 1898)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  10. ^ "COX, Samuel Sullivan, (1824 - 1889)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  11. ^ "CREMEANS, Frank, (1943 - 2003)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  12. ^ "CUTLER, William Parker, (1812 - 1889)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  13. ^ "ENOCHS, William Henry, (1842 - 1893)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  14. ^ "EWING, Thomas, (1789 - 1871)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Lorraine M. Fende, Representative". Ohio House of Representatives. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  16. ^ "FENTON, Lucien Jerome, (1844 - 1922)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  17. ^ "FOSTER, Israel Moore, (1873 - 1950)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Nancy J. Garland, Representative". Ohio House of Representatives. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  19. ^ "GAYLORD, James Madison, (1811 - 1874)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  20. ^ "Philip H. Gordon". US Department of State. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  21. ^ "LEWIS, Charles Swearinger, (1821 - 1878)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  22. ^ "McCORMICK, John Watts, (1831 - 1917)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  23. ^ "William Estus McVey". Find A Grave. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  24. ^ "MILLER, Warren, (1847 - 1920)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  25. ^ Knopf, Alfred A: The United States of America * A History, 1960, Page 192.
  26. ^ The artist's website
  27. ^ Dave Zastudil profile