Wisconsin Famous Private School Alumni

Use the table below to browse notable alumni from private schools around the United States.

Private School Alumni Directory:

Famous Private School Alumni (Wisconsin):

School Name
Notable School Alumni (Sample)
  • Keegan Hewitt - WAOW news reporter
  • Lindsay Urban - owner of Be Still Retreats
  • Mayor Ted Neitzke IV - Ted Neitzke IV is the Mayor of Port Washington, Wisconsin.
  • Daniel Gerber 1916 - Founder and president of Gerber Baby Foods
  • Howard Woodin 1918 - Member of Marquette University Hall of Fame and Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame for football
  • Spencer Tracy 1919 - Distinguished actor; Academy Award winner; appeared in over 70 films
  • Arthur Wermuth 1932 - Major, U.S. Army; World War II hero
  • Edward Noble 1946 - Entrepreneur; developer; and manufacturer; served as a member of President Ronald Regan's staff
  • C. Roosevelt Boettiger 1948 - Grandson of President Franklin D. Roosevelt; U.S. delegate to the United Nations
  • William J. Janklow 1954 - Governor of South Dakota for four terms, longer than anyone in state history
  • Ty Warner 1962 - Founder and C.E.O. of Beanie Babies, Inc., a leader in the toy industry
  • Jay Graf 1966 - Founder and C.E.O. of Guidant Corp., a leader in the heart monitoring field
  • Martin Torrijos Espino 1981 - Former President of Panama from 2004 to 2009
  • Molly Seidel '12 - Cross Country, Track & Field - Four-time NCAA Champion - Six-time ACC Champion - Bronze Medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
  • Sally Barkow ’98 - Sailing - Competed at the 2008 Olympics with Carrie Howe, Debbie Capozzi - US Sailing Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year (2005, 2007) - US Sailing Olympic Team Coach and Performance Manager
  • Ben Holbrook ’92 - Rowing - Gold Medal Winner at the 1995 World Rowing Championships - Competed at the 2004 Olympics – Men’s Quadruple Sculls
  • George E. Taylor - 1879. First African-American to run for the office of President of the United States.
  • Zona Gale - 1891. First woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama (1921), for "Miss Lola Bett."
  • Addie Joss - 1898. Pitcher; Cleveland Naps (AL); Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • Ned Merriam - 1905. Competed at the 1908 London Olympics (400 Meters); coached track & field at: Iowa State, Texas A&M, DePauw, Yale, and U. of Chicago. Football & Track athlete at Chicago (coached by Amos Alonzo Stagg).
  • Raymond Patterson - 1940. President/G.M., Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks (NBA), and Wayland Academy.
  • Susan Peterson - 1963. First female TV correspondent assigned to the White House; Communications Consultant.
  • Rick Fliehr - 1968. Professional wrestler (as Rick "Nature Boy" Flair).
  • Mikki Hebl, PhD - 1987. Professor, Rice University; Motivational Speaker.
  • Uzma Samadani, MD, PhD - 1988. Neurosurgeon, researcher, Manhattan Veterans' Hospital
  • Kira Salak - 1989. Traveler, author, contributing editor to National Geographic
  • Kevin Zeitler ('07) - An American football guard for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). Zeitler was ranked No. 4 among guards available in the 2012 NFL Draft. First-round draft pick.
  • Mark Wilson ('93) - Pro US golfer. Wilson won for the first time on the PGA Tour at the Honda Classic in March 2007.

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