Ohio State University Notable Alumni

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 12, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oakville
Died: March 31, 1980

 2 Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Golfer
Birthdate: January 21, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 3 Urban Meyer

Urban Meyer.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: July 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio, United States

 4 Patricia Heaton

Patricia Heaton.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 5 Roy Lichtenstein

Roy Lichtenstein.
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Famous As: Painter, Sculptor
Birthdate: October 27, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Died: September 29, 1997

 6 R. L. Stine

R. L. Stine.
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 8, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States

 7 D'Angelo Russell

D'Angelo Russell
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: February 23, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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 8 Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis.
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Famous As: Comedian & Actor
Birthdate: June 29, 1947
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 9 Floriana Lima

Floriana Lima.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 10 John Havlicek

John Havlicek
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: April 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Martins Ferry, Ohio, USA
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 11 Kim Deal

Kim Deal
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 12 Jayaprakash Narayan

Jayaprakash Narayan.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political Leaders
Birthdate: October 11, 1902
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saran district
Died: October 8, 1979

 13 Cardale Jones

Cardale Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 29, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 14 Greg Oden

Greg Oden
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: January 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Buffalo, New York, United States
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)

 15 Michael Thomas (wide receiver, born 1993)

Michael Thomas (wide receiver, born 1993)
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: March 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 16 Bob Knight

Bob Knight
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball coach
Birthdate: October 25, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Massillon, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 17 Phil Ochs

Phil Ochs
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 19, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, USA
Died: April 9, 1976

 18 Harlan Ellison

Harlan Ellison.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: May 27, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cleveland
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 19 J. T. Barrett

J. T. Barrett
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football player
Birthdate: January 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Wichita Falls, Texas, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 20 Eddie George

Eddie George
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Players
Birthdate: September 24, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 21 Jean Peters

Jean Peters
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 15, 1926
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, USA
Died: October 13, 2000
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 22 Kirk Herbstreit

Kirk Herbstreit.
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Famous As: Football Commentator
Birthdate: August 19, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Centerville, Ohio
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 23 George Steinbrenner

George Steinbrenner
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: July 4, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rocky River
Died: July 13, 2010
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 24 Nick Swisher

Nick Swisher
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Baseball Player
Birthdate: November 25, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 25 Mike Conley, Jr.

Mike Conley, Jr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: October 11, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 26 Howard Deutch

Howard Deutch.
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Famous As: Director
Birthdate: September 14, 1950
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City

 27 Cris Carter

Cris Carter
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: November 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Troy, Ohio, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 28 A. J. Hawk

A. J. Hawk
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: January 6, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kettering, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 29 Orlando Pace

Orlando Pace
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: November 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sandusky, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 30 Charles F. Kettering

Charles F. Kettering.
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Famous As: Inventor, Engineer & Businessman
Birthdate: August 29, 1876
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Loudonville, Ohio
Died: November 25, 1958

 31 Melina Kanakaredes

Melina Kanakaredes.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 23, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 32 Antoine Winfield Sr.

Antoine Winfield Sr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: June 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 33 Malcolm Jenkins

Malcolm Jenkins
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 20, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: East Orange
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 34 Paul Brown

Paul Brown.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Coach
Birthdate: September 7, 1908
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Norwalk
Died: August 5, 1991

 35 Carlos Hyde

Carlos Hyde
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 36 Judith Miller

Judith Miller
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Famous As: Journalists
Birthdate: January 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

 37 Terry McLaurin

Terry McLaurin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: September 15, 1995
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 38 Larry Sanger

Larry Sanger.
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Famous As: Co-Founder of Wikipedia
Birthdate: July 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bellevue

 39 Ted Ginn Jr.

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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: April 12, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 40 Chase Young

Chase Young
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 14, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Upper Marlboro, Maryland, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 41 Dwayne Haskins

Dwayne Haskins
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: May 3, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Highland Park, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 42 Jack Buck

Jack Buck.
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Famous As: Sportscaster
Birthdate: August 21, 1924
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 18, 2002

 43 Troy Smith

Troy Smith
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player
Birthdate: July 20, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 44 James Laurinaitis

James Laurinaitis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: December 3, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Wayzata, Minnesota, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 45 Woody Hayes

Woody Hayes.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American Football Player and Coach
Birthdate: February 14, 1913
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Clifton
Died: March 12, 1987

 46 Mike Vrabel

Mike Vrabel
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football coach
Birthdate: August 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, USA
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 47 Jim Jordan

Jim Jordan
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 17, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Urbana, Ohio, U.S.

 48 Mark Coleman

Mark Coleman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Mixed martial artist
Birthdate: December 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fremont, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 49 Denzel Ward

Denzel Ward
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: American football player
Birthdate: April 28, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 50 Curtis Lemay

Curtis Lemay.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: U. S. Air Force General During World War II
Birthdate: November 15, 1906
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio,, United States
Died: October 1, 1990
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’.