List of Hampden–Sydney College alumni

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This is a list of notable alumni of Hampden–Sydney College, including graduates and non-graduates. Individuals are sorted by category and alphabetized within each category. The Alumni Association of Hampden–Sydney College considers all former students to be members, whether they graduated or not, and does not generally differentiate between graduates and non-graduates when identifying alumni. Currently, Hampden-Sydney has an estimated 8,000 living alumni.

Arts media and entertainment[edit]

Business[edit]

  • John M. Burge: Director Lazard Asset Management, New York City[10]
  • David Camden: president SunTrust Bank-Savannah, Georgia region[11]
  • E. Rhodes Carpenter: founder of the Carpenter Company, leading manufacturer of urethane foams; class of 1929[12]
  • Robert Citrone: billionaire hedge fund manager of Discovery Capital Management; part owner of Pittsburgh Steelers; Class of 1987[13]
  • James Cook: senior vice president of The U.S. Russia Investment Fund (TUSRIF) and Delta Capital Management; co-founder of Aurora Russia Limited[14]
  • H. Hiter Harris: cofounder and principal of Harris Williams and Co., largest middle market investment bank; Class of 1983[citation needed]
  • Steven T. Huff: Chairman of TF Concrete Forming Systems; owner of Pensmore; Class of 1973[15]
  • Maurice Jones: Rhodes Scholar; former deputy Secretary of HUD; former Secretary of Commerce and Trade for the State of Virginia; Class of 1986[16]
  • Sekou Kaalund: Managing director JP Morgan, New York[17]
  • Jim Mullens: managing director of the Bundy Group, a leading regional investment bank[18]
  • Alphonso O'Neil-White: First African-American student at the college; Chairman of the Board (retired) of Blue Cross/Blue Shield; Class of 1972[19]
  • Bob Ramsey: cfo of BankMobile, a top 15 US banking corporation
  • William Lawrence Scott: industrialist; president of two railroad companies including the Erie and Pittsburgh Railroad
  • Warren Thompson: Founder and CEO of Thompson Hospitality, a top twenty African-American owned business; Class of 1981[20]
  • William Toomey: president BB&T Bank for the central Texas region[21]
  • Litz Van Dyke: ceo of Carter Bank and Trust; Class of 1986[22]

Education[edit]

Law and politics[edit]

Others[edit]

  • William D. Bunch: lawyer; Major General--assistant to the Judge Advocate General of the US Air Force; class of 1987[40]
  • Royall E. Cabell: the Commisioner of Internal Revenue(1909-1913)
  • MSG Matt Eversmann: Army Ranger who fought in the Battle of Mogadishu; portrayed by Josh Hartnett in the film Black Hawk Down; Class of 1988 (did not graduate due to enlistment in the Army, but was awarded an honorary degree in August 2000)[41]
  • Robert E. Livingston Jr.: Adjutant General of South Carolina ; Class of 1978[citation needed]

Religion[edit]

  • Thomas Atkinson: Third Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina; one of the ten bishops who joined to found the University of the South: Sewanee; founder of Saint Augustine's University; Class of 1825[42]
  • Robert Lewis Dabney: Theologian; Chief of Staff for Stonewall Jackson; biographer of Jackson; Confederate Army Chaplain; attended circa 1835-1836, graduated from the University of Virginia
  • Edward Baptist: Reverend; one of the co-founders and first instructor of University of Richmond; Class of 1813[43]
  • Henry H. "Chip" Edens III: Rector of Christ Church Episcopal, Charlotte, North Carolina; Class of 1992
  • William Henry Foote: Presbyterian minister and historian; Doctor of Divinity from Hampden–Sydney College in 1847; served on its Board of Trustees 1851-1870[44]
  • Robert Atkinson Gibson: sixth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia (1902–1919)
  • Nimrod Hughes: Theologian, pamphleteer, land speculator; published sensationalist visions of an apocalyptic event in June 1812 which was discussed in the correspondence of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and John Taylor of Caroline; Class of 1794[45][46][47]
  • A. Heath Light: Fourth Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Southwest Virginia; Class of 1951
  • Frank Clayton "Clay" Matthews: Bishop for the Office of Pastoral Development for the Episcopal Church, formerly Suffragan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia; Class of 1970
  • William R. Moody: third Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of Lexington; founder of the Washington School of Religion; Class of 1922.
  • Charles Clifton Penick: Missionary Bishop of the Episcopal Church; Bishop of Cape Palmas, West Africa (1825–1914)
  • J. Dwight Pentecost: Christian theologian known for his book Things to Come; Distinguished Professor of Bible Exposition, Emeritus, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1955-2014; Class of 1937
  • Francis A. Schaeffer: Theologian, philosopher, Presbyterian pastor; known for writings and establishing the L'Abri community in Switzerland; author of A Christian Manifesto; Class of 1935
  • Spenser C.D. Simrill: Dean of St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Class of 1970

Science and medicine[edit]

  • W. Randolph Chitwood Jr., MD: Pioneered robotic cardiac surgery in the US for minimally invasive heart surgery; Class of 1968
  • Hardy Cross; civil engineer; developed the moment distribution method for analysing indeterminate motion in buildings; class of 1902[48]
  • John Peter Mettauer: First plastic surgeon in US; Class of 1807
  • Thomas Dent Mutter, MD: innovative surgeon; medical professor; benefactor of Philadelphia tourist attraction Mütter Museum; Class of 1830[49][50]
  • John Armstrong Shackelford, MD: Johns Hopkins University; surgeon, Shackelford Hospital;[51] surgeon-in-chief, Martinsville General Hospital, Martinsville, Virginia; Class of 1914[52]
  • William Mynn Thornton: classicist, mathematician; first dean of engineering at the University of Virginia, the second engineering school in the USA[53]

Sports[edit]

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