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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Albany Law School and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Albany Law School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Albany Law School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Albany Law School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Albany Law School are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Albany Law School.

Items include everything from William McKinley to Andrew Cuomo.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Albany Law School?” and “Which celebrities are Albany Law School alumni?”

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William McKinley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897, until his assassination in September 1901, six months into his second term. McKinley led the nation to ...more

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Tom Vilsack is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Thomas James "Tom" Vilsack is an American politician who has served as the United States Secretary of Agriculture since 2009. A member of the Democratic Party, Vilsack served as the ...more

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Andrew Cuomo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Andrew Mark Cuomo is an American politician who is the 56th and current Governor of New York. A member of the Democratic Party, Cuomo was elected in 2010, holding the same position his father, ...more

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William E. Miller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer William Edward Miller was a New York politician. He was the Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 1964 election. He was the only Catholic vice presidential ...more

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Richard Parsons is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Businessperson Richard Dean "Dick" Parsons, an American business executive, is the former chairman of Citigroup and the former chairman and CEO of Time Warner. He stepped down as CEO of Time Warner ...more

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Robert H. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Jurist, Lawyer Robert Houghwout Jackson was United States Solicitor General, United States Attorney General and an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He is the only person in United States ...more

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Warren Redlich is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Warren Redlich is a lawyer and politician from Guilderland, New York. In 2004 and 2006, Redlich ran for US Congress for the 21st District of New York State as a Republican. In 2005, he briefly ...more

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Frederick Walker Pitkin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Frederick Walker Pitkin, a U.S. Republican Party politician, served as the second Governor of Colorado from 1879 to 1883.

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Martin H. Glynn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Politician Martin Henry Glynn was an American politician. He was the 40th Governor of New York from 1913 to 1914, the first Irish American Roman Catholic head of government of what was then the most ...more

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Megyn Kelly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Journalist Megyn Marie Kelly, formerly known as Megyn Kendall, is a journalist, former Attorney, and news anchor and political commentator on the Fox News Channel. As of 2014, Kelly hosts The Kelly File on ...more

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Richard S. Hartunian is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Richard S. Hartunian Richard S. Hartunian (born January 13, 1961) is an American attorney who served as the United States Attorney for the Northern District of New York from 2010 to 2017. Hartunian submitted his ...more

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David Josiah Brewer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Judge David Josiah Brewer was an American jurist and an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court for 20 years. He was a Republican.

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Russell Conwell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Russell Conwell Russell Herman Conwell was an American Baptist minister, orator, philanthropist, lawyer, and writer. He is best remembered as the founder and first president of Temple University in ...more

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Edwin H. Conger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Edwin H. Conger Lawyer Edwin Hurd Conger was an American Civil War soldier, lawyer, banker, Iowa congressman, and United States diplomat. As the United States' minister to China during the Boxer Rebellion, Conger, his ...more

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William Paine Lord is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Lawyer William Paine Lord, was a Republican politician who served as the ninth Governor of Oregon from 1895 to 1899. The Delaware native previously served as the 27th associate justice on the Oregon ...more

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Jeanine Pirro is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Prosecutor, Judge, Politician Jeanine Ferris Pirro is a former prosecutor, judge, and elected official from the state of New York, who is currently a legal analyst and television personality. Pirro is the host of Fox News ...more

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John Franklin Fort is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
John Franklin Fort Judge John Franklin Fort was an American Republican Party politician, who served as the 33rd Governor of New Jersey, from 1908–1911. His uncle, George Franklin Fort, was a Democratic Governor of New ...more

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W. Sterling Cole is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
W. Sterling Cole Politician William Sterling Cole was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

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Bernard W. Kearney is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Politician Bernard William "Pat" Kearney was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

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David O'Brien Martin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
David O'Brien Martin Politician David O'Brien Martin was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

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Alton B. Parker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Judge, Lawyer Alton Brooks Parker was an American judge, best known as the Conservative Democrat who lost the presidential election of 1904 to incumbent Theodore Roosevelt in a landslide. A native of upstate ...more

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Lee Zeldin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Lee M. Zeldin is a Republican member of the United States Congress, in New York's 1st congressional district, having defeated incumbent Congressman Tim Bishop in the general election held ...more

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Martin J. Barrington is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Businessperson Martin Barrington serves Altria Group, Inc. as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. In addition, Mr. Barrington is the Chief Compliance Officer for Altria Group.

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J. Ernest Wharton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
J. Ernest Wharton Judge, Politician James Ernest Wharton was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

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Park Benjamin, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Physician, Science writer, Lawyer Park Benjamin was an American patent lawyer, physician, and writer. He was born in New York City, graduated at the United States Naval Academy in 1867, resigned from the Navy in 1869, and ...more

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Carleton J. King is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Politician Carleton James King was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

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Richard J. Daronco is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Richard J. Daronco Judge Richard Joseph Daronco was a federal judge in the United States. Born in New York, New York, Daronco received a B.A. from Providence College in 1953. He received a LL.B. from Albany Law School ...more

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Charles J. Siragusa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Charles J. Siragusa Judge Charles J. Siragusa is a Senior United States District Judge for the United States District Court for the Western District of New York.

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Joseph Benton Donley is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Joseph Benton Donley Lawyer Joseph Benton Donley was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

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Dean P. Taylor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Politician Dean Park Taylor served as a United States Congressman from New York for nearly 20 years and came from a family long involved in public service to New York. Taylor was born in Troy, Rensselaer ...more

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Joshua S. Salmon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Joshua S. Salmon Politician, Lawyer Joshua S. Salmon was an American Democratic Party politician who represented New Jersey's 4th congressional district from 1899 to 1902.

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Barry M. Costello is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Barry M. Costello Vice Admiral Barry M. Costello was the Commander, US Third Fleet of the United States Navy, May 2005 - May 2007.

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James A. MacAlister is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
James A. MacAlister James A. MacAlister was a lawyer, school superintendent, and the first president of the Drexel Institute of Art, Science, and Industry.

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Fred Thiele is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Fred Thiele Politician Fred W. Thiele, Jr., represents District 2 in the New York State Assembly, a post he has held since 1995. The 2nd Assembly District includes East Hampton, Southampton and the southeastern ...more

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Hiram Y. Smith is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Hiram Y. Smith Lawyer Hiram Ypsilanti Smith was a nineteenth-century Republican politician, lawyer and clerk from Iowa. For three months, he represented Iowa's 7th congressional district in the U.S. House of ...more

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Andrew S. Draper is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Andrew S. Draper Andrew Sloan Draper was an American educator, author, and jurist.

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Michele Titus is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Politician Michele R. Titus is a member of the New York Assembly representing Assembly District 31, which comprises Far Rockaway, Rosedale, Laurelton, Springfield Gardens, South Ozone Park and South ...more

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John Joseph Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
John Joseph Mitchell was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts. He was born in Marlboro, Massachusetts on May 9, 1873. He attended public schools, Boston ...more

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Robert C. McEwen is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Robert C. McEwen Politician Robert Cameron McEwen was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from New York.

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Frederick Townsend Martin is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Frederick Townsend Martin Frederick Townsend Martin was a New York City writer and advocate for the poor.

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Kevin Cahill is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Kevin Cahill Politician Kevin Cahill is an American politician who has represented District 103 in the New York State Assembly. Cahill is a Democrat. Cahill graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz ...more

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Henry R. Gibson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Henry R. Gibson Lawyer Henry Richard Gibson was an American attorney and politician who represented Tennessee's 2nd district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1895 to 1905. He also served as a state chancery ...more

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Henry W. Seymour is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Henry W. Seymour Henry William Seymour was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan. Seymour was born in Brockport, New York and attended the public schools, Brockport Collegiate Institute, and Canandaigua ...more

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Mary Donohue is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer Mary O’Connor Donohue is a retired Judge of the New York Court of Claims and was Lieutenant Governor of New York State. She was first elected lieutenant governor in 1998 and reelected 2002 on a ...more

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William T. Byrne is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
William T. Byrne Politician William Thomas Byrne was a United States Representative from New York.

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Hubert Miller is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Hubert Miller Hubert E. Miller was an American bobsledder who competed in the 1950s. He won a gold medal in the four-man event at the 1953 FIBT World Championships in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Competing in two ...more

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Barry Kramer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Barry D. Kramer is a retired American professional basketball player and a jurist. A 6'4" guard-forward from New York University, Kramer was named to the All America first team in his ...more

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John De Witt Warner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
John De Witt Warner Politician John DeWitt Warner served as a Congressman for the 13th District of New York State from 1891–1895. Born on a farm near Reading, New York, Warner moved with his parents to Big Stream, New York, ...more

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Philip Boyle is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Philip Boyle Politician, Lawyer Philip “Phil” Boyle is the Senator of New York's Fourth State District.

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John L. Sampson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Albany Law School Alumni
Politician John L. Sampson represents District 19 in the New York State Senate, which comprises Crown Heights, East Flatbush, as well as portions of Brownsville, Canarsie and Spring Creek Towers.