Famous Alumni of Ohio State University - Celebrities from Ohio State University

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’.

Check out the list of notable Ohio State University alumni. Some of the notable Ohio State University students are Will Smith, Jeffrey Dahmer, R. L. Stine, Roy Lichtenstein and Jesse Owens.

The Most Famous Alumni of Ohio State University

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Richard LewisJune 29, 1947AmericanRichard Lewis is an American comedian
Will SmithSeptember 25, 1968AmericanWill Smith is a famous American actor and singer, who is known for his performances in movies like ‘I am Legend’ and ‘Hancock’
Jesse OwensSeptember 12, 1913AmericanJesse Owens was a legendary track and field athlete who won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Kirk HerbstreitAugust 19, 1969AmericanKirk Herbstreit is a football analyst for ESPN's College GameDay
Jeffrey DahmerMay 21, 1960AmericanJeffrey Lionel Dahmer was an American was a serial killer and a sex offender
James ThurberDecember 8, 1894AmericanJames Thurber was an American author, journalist and cartoonist, famously known for his short stories and cartoons in ‘The New Yorker’ magazine
Charles F. KetteringAugust 29, 1876AmericanCharles F
R. L. StineOctober 8, 1943AmericanR
Curtis LemayNovember 15, 1906AmericanCurtis LeMay was one of the greatest generals in the United States Air Force
Larry SangerJuly 16, 1968AmericanLarry Sanger is an American internet project developer who co-founded Wikipedia
Paul Flory

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Jeffrey Dahmer

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AmericanMay 21, 1960210 views

Larry Sanger

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AmericanJuly 16, 1968160 views

Roy Lichtenstein

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AmericanOctober 27, 1923102 views

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Harlan Ellison

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AmericanMay 27, 1934119 views

Curtis Lemay

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AmericanNovember 15, 1906163 views

Ammon Hennacy

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AmericanJuly 24, 1893111 views