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1 George Washington accepted an honorary degree in 1789 and became a leading alumnus. 32744
2 Linda Hamilton, Class of 1978, actress. Did not graduate, but maintains close ties to the College. Received an alumni citation at the 1989 commencement ceremonies. 3140
3 Laura San Giacomo, Class of 1983, actress. 950
4 James M. Cain, Class of 1910, journalist, screenwriter and novelist, best known for three novels: The Postman Always Rings Twice, Double Indemnity, and Mildred Pierce—which firmly established the film noir genre. 268
5 Dean Skelos, Class of 1970, State Senator from New York and advocate for such legislation as Amber Alerts and Megan's Law. 80
6 Benjamin H. Vandervoort, Class of 1938, famed officer in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, portrayed by John Wayne in the 1962 movie, The Longest Day. Vandervoort was one of the few soldiers to be awarded three Distinguished Service Crosses for Bravery in combat, in addition to three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star with Valor. Renowned for his heroics during the Normandy Invasion. 69
7 William O. Baker, Class of 1935, was a former head of Bell Labs who had advised five Presidents on scientific matters. He later did research for Bell Labs that helped lead to synthetic rubber. He held 11 patents in all. 50
8 Barry Glassman, Class of 1980, member of Maryland House of Delegates. 34
9 Robert Wright, Maryland Congressman. 32
10 Louis L. Goldstein, Class of 1935, Maryland's longest-serving elected official; Member of the MD House of Delegates (1939-42); MD Senate (1947-58) and was the State's Comptroller from 1959-1998). 27
11 Thomas Veazey, Class of 1795, Governor of Maryland (1836-1839). 27
12 Bishop John Emory, Class of 1805, a lawyer and a minister of the Methodist Church. Emory helped in the organization of several colleges and universities, including New York University, Wesleyan University and Dickinson College. Emory University, founded in 1836, was named in his honor. 26
13 William T. Watson, Class of 1935, Governor of Delaware (1895-1897). 26
14 Robert P. Dean, Class of 1931, Maryland State Senator, 1955-71. 25
15 "Swish" Nicholson, Class of 1936, star in Major League Baseball as a two-time National League home run and RBI champion with Philadelphia Athletics and Chicago Cubs. 23
16 Walter M. Baker, Class of 1960, Maryland State Senator. 15
17 George Vickers, US Senator, he was the deciding vote that saved Andrew Johnson from being impeached. 14
18 James Barroll Ricaud, Class of 1828, Maryland Congressman. 14
19 Ezekiel F. Chambers, Class of 1805, Captain in the War of 1812; Served in MD Senate (1822-25) and US Senate (1826-34) and member of MD Court of Appeals. 13
20 James A. Adkins, 28th Adjutant General of Maryland 12
21 Thomas Alan Goldsborough, Class of 1899, Congressman and jurist. 8
22 Robert Franklin Bratton, Class of 1864, Congressman for Maryland's 1st District from 1893-1894. 7
23 John W. Crisfield, Congressman for Maryland's 6th congressional district, 1847-1849; Congressman for Maryland's 1st congressional district, 1861-1863. Town of Crisfield, MD, named in his honor. 6
24 Joseph Hopper Nicholson, Class of 1787, see below. 6
25 Homer Smoot, major league baseball player with St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds, 1902-1906. 6
26 Rose Mary Hatem Bonsack, Class of 1955, former member of the Maryland House of Delegates. 5
27 William Murray Stone, Class of 1799, Episcopal clergyman 5
28 Steve Amick, Class of 1969, state legislator in Delaware. < 5
29 Joseph M. Getty, Class of 1974, Author; historian; former elected official in Maryland House of Delegates. Served as the Policy and Legislative Director to former Maryland Governor Robert L. Ehrlich. < 5
30 John A. Moag, Jr., Class of 1977, Chairman of Moag & Company LLC ; brought Ravens to Baltimore from Cleveland while Chairman of Maryland Stadium Authority. < 5
31 Charles H. Gibson, U.S. Senator for Maryland, 1891-1897; Congressman for Maryland 1st District, 1885-1891. < 5
32 Charles T. Dean III, Class of 2000, elected delegate to 2004 Democratic National Convention and former member of State Central Committee -- youngest elected in state history at 19 years old. < 5
33 Thomas Hunter Lowe, Esq., Class of 1952, Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates and Member of the Maryland Court of Appeals. < 5

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