Prominent Ohio State Alumni

Lee Adams, Tony Award winning lyricist
Daniel Amstutz, former head of the International Wheat Council
Nick Anderson, award-winning editorial cartoonist (Louisville Courier-Journal)
E.G. Bailey, inventor of the boiler meter (Deceased)
Brian Basset, cartoonist and creator of Red and Rover
George Bellows, renowned painter and lithographer (Deceased)
Carole Black, President and CEO of Lifetime Entertainment
Sally Boysen, world-renowned chimpanzee researcher
Ned Brooks, former Meet the Press moderator
Mike Clark, senior film critic for USA Today
Bob Clotworthy, gold-medal winning Olympic diver
Dan L. Crippen, former director of the Congressional Budget Office
Nancy Currie, Discovery Astronaut
Lynn Dally, noted choreographer and tap dancer
Barbara Daniels, notable opera singer
Glenn Davis, winner of three Olympic gold medals
Melvin De Groote, prolific inventor with 925 patents to his credit (Deceased)
Grant Devine, former premier of Saskatchewan
Harry Drackett, chemist who developed Windex
Paul Ecke Jr., prominent poinsettia grower (Deceased)
Vince Edwards, actor who starred as Ben Casey (Deceased)
Daniel Galbreath, former president of the Pittsburgh Pirates and head of Darby Dan Stables
Mark Goldston, Chairman and CEO of United Online
Eugenie Grunewald, critically acclaimed opera singer
Harlan Hatcher, longtime president of the University of Michigan (Deceased)
Patricia Heaton, actress (Everybody Loves Raymond)
Eileen Heckart, actress who won an Oscar in 1972 (Deceased)
Kirk Herbstreit, ESPN
Alice "Lefty" Hohlmayer, original member of the All American Girls Professional Baseball League
John Jay, partner and creative director at Wieden & Kennedy, Inc.
James Katz, Hollywood producer and film restorer
Clark Kellogg, CBS Sports
Charles Kellstadt, former Chairman and CEO of Sears, Roebuck & Company (Deceased)
Charles Kettering, inventor of several significant engine parts
Willard Kiplinger, business and economic forecaster (Deceased)
Ford Konno, Olympic swimmer who won four Olympic gold medals
Kerry Kramp, president and CEO of Hometown Buffet, Inc.
Robert H. Lawrence, Jr., nation's first African-American astronaut (Deceased)
Samella Lewis, influential artist
Roy Lichtenstein, Pop Artist
Tami Longaberger, president and CEO of The Longaberger Company
Fred Machetanz, artist who is considered the dean of Alaskan painters
Robert E. Martini, chairman and CEO of Bergen Brunswig, Co.
Howard Metzenbaum, former U.S senator
Bebe Miller, noted dancer and choreographer
Jack Nicklaus, Professional Golfer
James Oates, retired president of Leo Burnett USA
John Ong, retired chairman and CEO of the B.F. Goodrich Company
Jesse Owens, Olympic Gold Medalist, Track and Field
Cynthia Ozick, award-winning author of The Pagan Rabbi and The Shawl
Manuel Pacheco, president emeritus of the University of Missouri
Lea Ann Parsley, Olympic Silver Medalist, Skeleton
Roy Plunkett, chemist and inventor of Teflon
Barbara Reynolds, nationally syndicated columnist
James Rhodes, former governor of Ohio (Deceased)
Gigi Rice, actress (Night at the Roxbury; A Gift From Heaven)
Mitsugi Sato, pioneer in the development of Japan's dairy industry (Deceased)
William Saxbe, former U.S. Attorney General
Alex Schoenbaum, former chairman and CEO of Shoney's Big Boy Enterprises (Deceased)
Richard Stoltzman, award-winning clarinetist
John Tatgenhorst, award-winning composer and arranger
George Voinovich, former governor of Ohio
Les Wexner, The Limited, Inc.
Michael R. White, former mayor of Cleveland