Discover the notable alumni of Ohio State University. The list includes people like Jesse Owens, Kirk Herbstreit, Jack Nicklaus, Roy Lichtenstein & Jayaprakash Narayan. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as sportspersons, writers, media personalities, intellectuals & academics and business people etc.
Jesse OwensJesse Owens
12 September 1913, American
 
Jack NicklausJack Nicklaus
21 January 1940, American
Golfer

Howard DeutchHoward Deutch
14 September 1950, American
Director

R. L. StineR. L. Stine
08 October 1943, American
 

Adnan KhashoggiAdnan Khashoggi
25 July 1935, Saudi Arabian
Businessman

Roy LichtensteinRoy Lichtenstein
27 October 1923, American
Painter, Sculptor
Jayaprakash NarayanJayaprakash Narayan
11 October 1902, Indian
Political Leaders

Jack BuckJack Buck
21 August 1924, American
Sportscaster

Harlan EllisonHarlan Ellison
27 May 1934, American
Writer
Floriana LimaFloriana Lima
26 March 1981, American
Actress

Paul BrownPaul Brown
07 September 1908, American
American Football Coach
Woody HayesWoody Hayes
14 February 1913, American
American Football Player and Coach

Larry SangerLarry Sanger
16 July 1968, American
Co-Founder of Wikipedia

Melina KanakaredesMelina Kanakaredes
23 April 1967, American
Actress

Ted Ginn Jr.Ted Ginn Jr.
12 April 1985, American
American Football Player

James ThurberJames Thurber
08 December 1894, American
Cartoonist, Author, Journalist & Playwright
Kirk HerbstreitKirk Herbstreit
19 August 1969, American
Football Commentator

Charles F. KetteringCharles F. Kettering
29 August 1876, American
Inventor, Engineer & Businessman

Meshulam RiklisMeshulam Riklis
02 December 1923, Israeli, Turkish, American
Businessman

Berenice AbbottBerenice Abbott
17 July 1898, American
American photographer
William Alfred FowlerWilliam Alfred Fowler
09 August 1911, American
Nuclear Physicist and Astrophysicist

Paul Flory Paul Flory
19 June 1910, American
Chemist
Ammon HennacyAmmon Hennacy
24 July 1893, American
Christian Anarchist, Social Activist

Richard LewisRichard Lewis
29 June 1947, American
Comedian & Actor

Curtis LemayCurtis Lemay
15 November 1906, American
U. S. Air Force General During World War II
Drue ChrismanDrue Chrisman
 , American
American football player

Mike VrabelMike Vrabel
14 August 1975, German, American
American football coach
Urban MeyerUrban Meyer
10 July 1964, American
Baseball player, American football player, Coach,

Bob KnightBob Knight
25 October 1940, American
Basketball coach, Basketball player

Sherrod BrownSherrod Brown
09 November 1952, American
Politician
Terrelle PryorTerrelle Pryor
20 June 1989, American
American Football Player

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Greg OdenGreg Oden
22 January 1988, American
Basketball player
Eddie GeorgeEddie George
24 September 1973, American
American Football Players

Bo PeliniBo Pelini
13 December 1967, American
Sports coach

John KasichJohn Kasich
13 May 1952, American
Political Leader

Jean PetersJean Peters
15 October 1926, American
Actress
Cris CarterCris Carter
25 November 1965, American
American Football Player
Archie GriffinArchie Griffin
21 August 1954, American
American Football Player

Malcolm JenkinsMalcolm Jenkins
20 December 1987, American
American football player

George SteinbrennerGeorge Steinbrenner
04 July 1930, American
Businessperson

Kim DealKim Deal
10 June 1961, American
Singer
John HavlicekJohn Havlicek
08 April 1940, American
Basketball player

Troy SmithTroy Smith
20 July 1984, American
American Football Player

Evan TurnerEvan Turner
27 October 1988, American
Basketball player

Mary OliverMary Oliver
10 September 1935, American
Poet, Writer

Phil OchsPhil Ochs
19 December 1940, American
Singer
Mark ColemanMark Coleman
20 December 1964, American
Mixed martial artist, Amateur wrestler,

Jack TatumJack Tatum
18 November 1948, American
American Football player
Joey GallowayJoey Galloway
20 November 1971, American
American football player

Bo SchembechlerBo Schembechler
01 April 1929, American
American football player, Sports administrator

Nick SwisherNick Swisher
25 November 1980, American
Baseball Player
Judith MillerJudith Miller
02 January 1948, American
Journalists

Chris SpielmanChris Spielman
11 October 1965, American
American Football Player
Tom CarperTom Carper
23 January 1947, American
Politician

Jerry LucasJerry Lucas
30 March 1940, American
Basketball Player

Vince EdwardsVince Edwards
09 July 1928, American
Actor

Santonio HolmesSantonio Holmes
03 March 1984, American
American football wide receiver

Robert BalesRobert Bales
30 June 1973, American
Stockbroker
Eileen HeckartEileen Heckart
29 March 1919, American
Actress

DerfDerf
31 October 1959, American
Cartoonist

Lois McMaster BujoldLois McMaster Bujold
02 November 1949, American
Writer, Novelist, Science fiction writer

Clark KelloggClark Kellogg
02 July 1961, American
Basketball player, Sports commentator
Lou GrozaLou Groza
25 January 1924, American
Football player

Sid GillmanSid Gillman
26 October 1911, American
Football Player
Brian SandovalBrian Sandoval
05 August 1963, American
Politician

Fred SingerFred Singer
27 September 1924, American
Physicist, University teacher

George BellowsGeorge Bellows
19 August 1882, American
Painter, Artist, University teacher
Natalie SpoonerNatalie Spooner
17 October 1990, Canadian
Ice hockey player

Walter MischelWalter Mischel
22 February 1930, American
Psychologist, Author, University teacher
Budd BoetticherBudd Boetticher
29 July 1916, American
Director

Deshaun ThomasDeshaun Thomas
28 August 1991, American
Basketball player

Chester HimesChester Himes
29 July 1909, American
Writer
Robert L. EichelbergerRobert L. Eichelberger
09 March 1886, American
Military General

Cynthia OzickCynthia Ozick
17 April 1928, American
Short Story Writer
John W. BrickerJohn W. Bricker
06 September 1893, American
Politician

Donald KaganDonald Kagan
01 May 1932, American
Historian, Academic, University teacher, Writer

Joel MeyerowitzJoel Meyerowitz
06 March 1938, American
Photographer

Theodore LevittTheodore Levitt
01 March 1925, German
Economist
Milton CaniffMilton Caniff
28 February 1907, American
Cartoonist
Mal WhitfieldMal Whitfield
11 October 1924, American
Officer, Middle-distance runner, Sprinter, Coach,

Bill WillisBill Willis
05 October 1921, American
American football player

Claude SteeleClaude Steele
01 January 1946, American
Psychologist

Paul HammPaul Hamm
24 September 1982, American
Artistic gymnast
Virginia HamiltonVirginia Hamilton
12 March 1936, American
Author

Mike Conley, Jr.Mike Conley, Jr.
11 October 1987, American
 

Judah FolkmanJudah Folkman
24 February 1933, American
Scientist

Faye WattletonFaye Wattleton
08 July 1943, American
Midwife, Registered nurse, Author, News presenter

Arthur M. Schlesinger Sr.Arthur M. Schlesinger Sr.
27 February 1888, American
Historian
Barbara TuchmanBarbara Tuchman
30 January 1912, American
Historian

Jerrie MockJerrie Mock
22 November 1925, American
Aviator
Marion TinsleyMarion Tinsley
03 February 1927
Mathematician

Lee AdamsLee Adams
14 August 1924, American
Composer, Songwriter, Lyricist
Thomas Corwin MendenhallThomas Corwin Mendenhall
04 October 1841, American
Physicist
Dorothy Canfield FisherDorothy Canfield Fisher
17 February 1879, American
Educator

The ‘Ohio State University’ is one of the most popular institutions in the world. In 1870, it was founded as the land-grant university and was addressed as the, ‘Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College’. When the university started, it initially offered only the agriculture and mechanical subjects to the students. However under the governance of Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th president of United States, the institution became a full-fledged establishment offering all the courses. Ever since then, this university has only see a high in life and has been ranked as the ‘third-largest university campus’ in all of United States. Apart from academics, this institution provides its student with life programs, club and recreational sports programs, and many other extra-curricular activities. They also have an exceptional sports team, which is a part of the ‘NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision’. The entire campus is covered over an area of about 2.5 miles, built so beautifully that it is a tourist attraction for most travelers. There are some exceptionally famous and notable alumni of the ‘Ohio State University’, who have made the world proud of their achievements. Not only have they upheld the name of the institution but have also made sure that they have set high standards for the further batches. Some of the known alumnus are, the famous actress, Patricia Heaton or the C.E.O of the ‘L Brands’, Les Wexner or the popular sports legend, ‘Jesse Owens’. They have worked hard and are proud pillars of the ‘Ohio State University’.