Miami University Notable Alumni

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Discover the notable alumni of Miami University. The list includes people like Ben Roethlisberger, Paul Ryan, Enrique Iglesias, Nick Lachey & Benjamin Harrison. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as sportspersons, writers, media personalities, film & theater personalities and singers etc.
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 1 
Ben Roethlisberger
(Former American Football Player Who Played as a Quarterback)
Ben Roethlisberger
68
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 2, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lima, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 2 
Mike Mizanin
(American Professional Wrestler and Reality TV Personality)
Mike Mizanin
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Parma, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 3 
Benjamin Harrison
(23rd President of the United States (1889 – 1893))
Benjamin Harrison
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 20, 1833
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: North Bend, Ohio, United States
Died: March 13, 1901
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 4 
John Harbaugh
(American football coach)
John Harbaugh
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 23, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 5 
Charles Michael Davis
(Best Known for His Roles on the TV Series 'The Originals' and 'Younger')
Charles Michael Davis
3
Birthdate: December 1, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 6 
Ron Harper
(Former Basketball player at shooting guard position)
Ron Harper
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 7 
Al Kaline
(Baseball player)
Al Kaline
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 19, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Died: April 6, 2020
 8 
Bill Hemmer
(Journalist and Co-Anchor of America's Newsroom on the Fox News Channel)
Bill Hemmer
3
Birthdate: November 14, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 9 
Paul Ryan
(54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives (2015 - 2019))
Paul Ryan
25
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 29, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 10 
Plies
(Rapper)
Plies
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Fort Myers, Florida, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 11 
Paul Brown
(American Football Player)
Paul Brown
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 7, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Norwalk, Ohio, United States
Died: August 5, 1991
 12 
Nick Lachey
(Lead Singer of the Boyband '98 Degrees')
Nick Lachey
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 9, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Harlan, Kentucky, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 13 
Wally Szczerbiak
(Basketball player)
Wally Szczerbiak
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 5, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 14 
Mark Coleman
(Mixed martial artist)
Mark Coleman
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fremont, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 15 
Bo Schembechler
(American football player, coach)
Bo Schembechler
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 1, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Barberton, Ohio, United States
Died: November 17, 2006
 16 
Brian Pillman
(Professional wrestler)
Brian Pillman
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Died: October 5, 1997
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 17 
P. J. O'Rourke
(Political Satirist & Author)
P. J. O'Rourke
2
Birthdate: November 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, U.S
Died: February 15, 2022
 18 
Mike DeWine
(Politician)
Mike DeWine
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Springfield, Ohio, USA
 19 
Ara Parseghian
(American Football Player, Coach)
Ara Parseghian
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 21, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Died: August 2, 2017
 20 
Mike Emrick
(Sports commentator, Journalist)
Mike Emrick
0
Birthdate: August 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: La Fontaine
 21 
Maria Cantwell
(Political Consultant)
Maria Cantwell
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
 22 
Caroline Harrison
(First Lady)
Caroline Harrison
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 1, 1832
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oxford, Ohio
Died: October 25, 1892
 23 
Gregory Rousseau
(American Football Player)
Gregory Rousseau
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 5, 2000
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Coconut Creek, Florida, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 24 
Marvin Pierce
(American football player, Politician)
Marvin Pierce
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 17, 1893
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sharpsville, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 17, 1969
 25 
Walter Alston
(Baseball player)
Walter Alston
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 1, 1911
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Venice Township, Ohio, United States
Died: October 1, 1984
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 26 
Rita Dove
(Poet, Writer)
Rita Dove
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 28, 1952
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Akron
 27 
Weeb Ewbank
(American football player, Basketball player)
Weeb Ewbank
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Richmond, Indiana, United States
Died: November 17, 1998
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 28 
Mike Goldberg
(Sports commentator)
Mike Goldberg
1
Birthdate: November 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cincinnati
 29 
Gus Edwards
(American Football player)
Gus Edwards
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 13, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Liberia
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 30 
Ron Hunter
(Basketball coach)
Ron Hunter
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 7, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States
 31 
Wayne Embry
(Basketball player and manager)
Wayne Embry
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 26, 1937
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Springfield, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 32 
Gérard López
(Entrepreneur, Racing driver)
Gérard López
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
 33 
Frank Wildhorn
(Composer)
Frank Wildhorn
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City
 34 
William R. Higgins
(Military officer)
William R. Higgins
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 15, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Danville, Kentucky, United States
Died: July 6, 1990
 35 
John Henry Patterson
(Industrialist)
John Henry Patterson
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 13, 1844
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United Staes
Died: May 7, 1922
 36 
Mike Oxley
(Politician, Lawyer)
Mike Oxley
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 11, 1944
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Findlay, Ohio, United States
Died: January 1, 2016
 37 
Whitelaw Reid
(Diplomat)
Whitelaw Reid
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 27, 1837
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cedarville
Died: December 15, 1912
 38 
Deland McCullough
(Coach, American football player)
Deland McCullough
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 39 
Randy Ayers
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)
Randy Ayers
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 16, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Springfield, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 40 
Earl Blaik
(American football player)
Earl Blaik
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 15, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: May 6, 1989
 41 
Oliver P. Morton
(Politician)
Oliver P. Morton
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 4, 1823
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wayne County, Indiana, United States
Died: November 1, 1877
 42 
Mohammed Al Barwani
(Businessperson, Engineer)
Mohammed Al Barwani
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oman
 43 
Leigh Van Valen
(Biologist)
Leigh Van Valen
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 12, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: October 16, 2010
 44 
Julian Mavunga
(Basketball player)
Julian Mavunga
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Harare, Zimbabwe
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 45 
Grayson Kirk
(Academic)
Grayson Kirk
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 12, 1903
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Yonkers, New York, United States
Died: November 21, 1997
 46 
Margaret C. Anderson
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 24, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: October 19, 1973
 47 
John Shaw Billings
(American Surgeon and Librarian)
John Shaw Billings
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: April 12, 1838
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Allensville, Indiana, United States
Died: March 11, 1913
 48 
Karl E. Case
(Professor)
Karl E. Case
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 5, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: July 15, 2016
 49 
Redmond Gleeson
0
Birthdate: January 26, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
 50 
Ridgely Torrence
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 27, 1874
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Xenia, Ohio, United States
Died: December 25, 1950
Miami University or commonly known as Miami U was founded in 1809 and is the tenth oldest public university in the United States. This nationally recognized university stands for its exceptional quality of education and is located in Oxford, Ohio. Miami University is deemed as a coeducational public research university wherein the student body comprises of a total of almost 19,000 students. It was ranked as the 2nd (1st among public institutions) for best undergraduate teachings at national universities as per U.S. News & World Report, in the year 2017. Miami University is internationally acclaimed for recruiting students from 78 countries and consistently works to enhance its diversity among the students. The outstanding faculties of Miami University play a vital role in shaping students to be the future of tomorrow. Robert Frost once described the campus as “the most beautiful campus there ever was” and Miami University lives up to this name till date, with its state-of-the-art campus and facilities that make it unique. It has been ranked the fifth best university for undergraduate teaching among national public universities by U.S. News. Miami University has also been ranked as the 22nd among state schools for bringing students directly from undergraduate studies into top graduate programs as per The Wall Street Journal. Brad Adamonis, C. Michael Armstrong, John Alexander Anderson and Charles Anderson are some significant personalities who attended Miami University. Presenting to you, a list of several famous celebrities who were once the students of Miami University.