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

Floriana LimaFloriana Lima
26 March 1981, American
Actress

Jack NicklausJack Nicklaus
21 January 1940, American
Golfer

Adnan KhashoggiAdnan Khashoggi
25 July 1935, Saudi Arabian
Businessman

Roy LichtensteinRoy Lichtenstein
27 October 1923, American
Painter, Sculptor
Woody HayesWoody Hayes
14 February 1913, American
American Football Player and Coach

Jayaprakash NarayanJayaprakash Narayan
11 October 1902, Indian
Political Leaders

Paul BrownPaul Brown
07 September 1908, American
American Football Coach

Harlan EllisonHarlan Ellison
27 May 1934, American
Writer
Jack BuckJack Buck
21 August 1924, American
Sportscaster

Howard DeutchHoward Deutch
14 September 1950, American
Director
Larry SangerLarry Sanger
16 July 1968, American
Co-Founder of Wikipedia

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

Melina KanakaredesMelina Kanakaredes
23 April 1967, American
Actress
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
Paul Flory Paul Flory
19 June 1910, American
Chemist

William Alfred FowlerWilliam Alfred Fowler
09 August 1911, American
Nuclear Physicist and Astrophysicist
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
Urban MeyerUrban Meyer
10 July 1964, American
Baseball player, American football player, Coach,
Mike VrabelMike Vrabel
14 August 1975, German, American
American football coach

Greg OdenGreg Oden
22 January 1988, American
Basketball player

John KasichJohn Kasich
13 May 1952, American
Political Leader

Terrelle PryorTerrelle Pryor
20 June 1989, American
American Football Player
Cris CarterCris Carter
25 November 1965, American
American Football Player

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Jean PetersJean Peters
15 October 1926, American
Actress

Kim DealKim Deal
10 June 1961, American
Singer

Sherrod BrownSherrod Brown
09 November 1952, American
Politician

George SteinbrennerGeorge Steinbrenner
04 July 1930, American
Businessperson
Bob KnightBob Knight
25 October 1940, American
Basketball coach, Basketball player

Malcolm JenkinsMalcolm Jenkins
20 December 1987, American
American football player
Bo SchembechlerBo Schembechler
01 April 1929, American
American football player, Sports administrator

Joey GallowayJoey Galloway
20 November 1971, American
American football player

Nick SwisherNick Swisher
25 November 1980, American
Baseball Player
Bo PeliniBo Pelini
13 December 1967, American
Sports coach

Mark ColemanMark Coleman
20 December 1964, American
Mixed martial artist, Amateur wrestler,
Jack TatumJack Tatum
18 November 1948, American
American Football player

Eddie GeorgeEddie George
24 September 1973, American
American Football Players

Mary OliverMary Oliver
10 September 1935, American
Poet, Writer

John HavlicekJohn Havlicek
08 April 1940, American
Basketball player

Phil OchsPhil Ochs
19 December 1940, American
Singer
Chris SpielmanChris Spielman
11 October 1965, American
American Football Player

Evan TurnerEvan Turner
27 October 1988, American
Basketball player

Robert BalesRobert Bales
30 June 1973, American
Stockbroker

Archie GriffinArchie Griffin
21 August 1954, American
American Football Player
Vince EdwardsVince Edwards
09 July 1928, American
Actor

Eileen HeckartEileen Heckart
29 March 1919, American
Actress
Troy SmithTroy Smith
20 July 1984, American
American Football Player

DerfDerf
31 October 1959, American
Cartoonist

Tom CarperTom Carper
23 January 1947, American
Politician
Lou GrozaLou Groza
25 January 1924, American
Football player

Lois McMaster BujoldLois McMaster Bujold
02 November 1949, American
Writer, Novelist, Science fiction writer
Jerry LucasJerry Lucas
30 March 1940, American
Basketball Player

Sid GillmanSid Gillman
26 October 1911, American
Football Player

Natalie SpoonerNatalie Spooner
17 October 1990, Canadian
Ice hockey player
Fred SingerFred Singer
27 September 1924, American
Physicist, University teacher

George BellowsGeorge Bellows
19 August 1882, American
Painter, Artist, University teacher
Walter MischelWalter Mischel
22 February 1930, American
Psychologist, Author, University teacher

Clark KelloggClark Kellogg
02 July 1961, American
Basketball player, Sports commentator

Deshaun ThomasDeshaun Thomas
28 August 1991, American
Basketball player

Budd BoetticherBudd Boetticher
29 July 1916, American
Director
Chester HimesChester Himes
29 July 1909, American
Writer
Cynthia OzickCynthia Ozick
17 April 1928, American
Short Story Writer

Joel MeyerowitzJoel Meyerowitz
06 March 1938, American
Photographer

John W. BrickerJohn W. Bricker
06 September 1893, American
Politician

Donald KaganDonald Kagan
01 May 1932, American
Historian, Academic, University teacher, Writer
Faye WattletonFaye Wattleton
08 July 1943, American
Midwife, Registered nurse, Author, News presenter

Mal WhitfieldMal Whitfield
11 October 1924, American
Officer, Middle-distance runner, Sprinter, Coach,

Paul HammPaul Hamm
24 September 1982, American
Artistic gymnast

Jerrie MockJerrie Mock
22 November 1925, American
Aviator

Claude SteeleClaude Steele
01 January 1946, American
Psychologist
Mike Conley, Jr.Mike Conley, Jr.
11 October 1987, American
 

Barbara TuchmanBarbara Tuchman
30 January 1912, American
Historian
Lee AdamsLee Adams
14 August 1924, American
Composer, Songwriter, Lyricist

Jim JordanJim Jordan
17 February 1964, American
Politician

Jan AdamsJan Adams
21 April 1954, American
Physician
James Allen RhodesJames Allen Rhodes
13 September 1909, American
Politician

Patricia Helen HeatonPatricia Helen Heaton
04 March 1958
 
Robert Montgomery KnightRobert Montgomery Knight
25 October 1940, American
 

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’.