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Famous Antioch College Alumni

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List of famous alumni from Antioch College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Antioch College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Antioch College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Antioch College 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 Antioch College.

This list below has everything from Leonard Nimoy to Cliff Robertson.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Antioch College?” and “Which celebrities are Antioch College alumni?”
  • 1
    Screenwriter, Actor

    AgeDec. at 88 (1923-2011)

    BirthplaceLa Jolla, San Diego, California, United States of America

    Clifford Parker Robertson III (September 9, 1923 – September 10, 2011) was an American actor with a film and television career that spanned half a century. Robertson portrayed a young John F. Kennedy...  more
  • 2
    Television producer, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 50 (1924-1975)

    BirthplaceSyracuse, New York, USA

    Rodman Edward Serling (December 25, 1924 – June 28, 1975) was an American screenwriter, playwright, television producer, and narrator known for his live television dramas of the 1950s and his...  more
  • 3
    Chemist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 86 (1918-2005)

    BirthplaceRochester, New York

    Leland C. Clark Jr. (December 4, 1918 – September 25, 2005) was an American biochemist born in Rochester, New York. He is most well known as the inventor of the Clark electrode, a device used for...  more
  • 4
    Poet, Songwriter

    AgeDec. at 83 (1931-2015)

    BirthplaceWest End, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Leonard Simon Nimoy (March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) was an American actor, film director, photographer, author, singer, and songwriter. He was known for playing Spock in the Star Trek franchise,...  more

    #277 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#88 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#87 of 289 The Coolest Actors Ever

  • 5
    Civil rights activist, Author

    AgeDec. at 78 (1927-2006)

    BirthplaceHeiberger, Alabama, United States of America

    Coretta Scott King (née Scott; April 27, 1927 – January 30, 2006) was an American author, activist, civil rights leader, and the wife of Martin Luther King Jr. An active advocate for African-American...  more
  • 6


    Richard Colestock Pillard (born 11 October 1933) is a professor of psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine. He was the first openly gay psychiatrist in the United States....  more
  • 7
    Commentator, Lawyer


    Richard Socarides (born November 8, 1954) is head of global corporate communications and government affairs for Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG). Previously, he led communications at New Line Cinema and...  more
  • 8
    Author, Social activist


    Peter H. Irons (born August 11, 1940) is an American political activist, civil rights attorney, legal scholar, and professor emeritus of political science. He has written many books on the U.S....  more
  • 9
    Guitarist, Songwriter


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    Jorma Ludwik Kaukonen, Jr. (; YOR-mə KOW-kə-nen; born December 23, 1940) is an American blues, folk, and rock guitarist. Kaukonen performed with Jefferson Airplane and still performs regularly on...  more

    #54 of 100 Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of All Time#196 of 542 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time#298 of 645 The Greatest Lead Guitarists Of All Time

  • 10

    AgeDec. at 27 (1965-1993)

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky

    Mia Katherine Zapata (August 25, 1965 – July 7, 1993) was an American musician who was the lead singer for the Seattle punk band The Gits. After gaining praise in the nascent grunge scene, Zapata was...  more

    #61 of 152 The Greatest Musicians Who Died Before 40#318 of 525 Which Artist Would You Bring Back From The Dead To Write One More Song?#18 of 29 The Greatest Rock Stars Who Died Before 30

  • 11

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Douglas Sadownick is a gay American writer, activist, professor and psychotherapist....  more
  • 12
    Paleontologist, Biologist

    AgeDec. at 60 (1941-2002)

    BirthplaceBayside, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Stephen Jay Gould (; September 10, 1941 – May 20, 2002) was an American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and historian of science. He was also one of the most influential and widely read...  more
  • 13
    Geneticist, Researcher


    BirthplaceVerona, Italy

    Mario Ramberg Capecchi (6 October 1937) is an American molecular geneticist and a co-winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovering a method to create mice in which a...  more
  • 14
    Poet, Novelist


    BirthplaceSummerside, Canada

    Mark Strand (April 11, 1934 – November 29, 2014) was a Canadian-born American poet, essayist and translator. He was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1990 and...  more
  • 15


    BirthplaceContiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Area code 202

    Eleanor Holmes Norton (born June 13, 1937) is an American politician serving as a non-voting Delegate to the United States House of Representatives, representing the District of Columbia. As a...  more
  • 16
    Anthropologist, Writer

    AgeDec. at 80 (1926-2006)


    Clifford James Geertz ( (listen); August 23, 1926 – October 30, 2006) was an American anthropologist who is remembered mostly for his strong support for and influence on the practice of symbolic...  more
  • 17
    Politician, Real Estate Broker


    BirthplaceSaint Thomas, United States Virgin Islands

    John Percy de Jongh Jr. (born November 13, 1957) is an American businessman and politician who served as the seventh elected Governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands. He has been active in Virgin Islands...  more
  • 18

    AgeDec. at 70 (1928-1998)

    BirthplaceEwing Township, New Jersey

    Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham Jr. (February 25, 1928 – December 14, 1998) was a prominent African-American civil rights advocate, author, and federal court judge. Higginbotham was the seventh...  more
  • 19
    Businessperson, Politician

    AgeDec. at 68 (1835-1904)

    BirthplacePerrysville, Ohio, United States of America

    Americus Vespucius Rice (November 18, 1835 – April 4, 1904) was a nineteenth-century politician, banker, and businessman from Ohio. He served in the Union Army during the American Civil War and was...  more
  • 20

    AgeDec. at 96 (1836-1932)

    BirthplaceOhio, Clark County, United States, with Territories, Bethel Township

    Joseph Warren Keifer (January 30, 1836 – April 22, 1932) was a major general during the Spanish–American War and a prominent U.S. politician during the 1880s. He served in the United States House of...  more
  • 21
    Trade unionist, Teacher

    AgeDec. at 52 (1954-2006)

    Tom Mooney (September 12, 1954 – December 3, 2006) was an American labor leader and public school teacher. ...  more
  • 22
    Novelist, Writer


    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York, United States of America

    Lawrence Block (born June 24, 1938) is an American crime writer best known for two long-running New York–set series about the recovering alcoholic P.I. Matthew Scudder and the gentleman burglar...  more
  • 23
    Novelist, Author


    BirthplaceEast Meadow, New York, United States of America

    Louis Sachar ( SAK-ər; born March 20, 1954) is an American young-adult mystery-comedy author. He is best known for the Wayside School series and the award-winning novel Holes. Holes won the 1998 U.S....  more
  • 24

    AgeDec. at 88 (1905-1993)

    BirthplaceCrookston, Minnesota, United States of America

    Joseph Hurst Ball (November 3, 1905 – December 18, 1993) was an American journalist, politician and businessman. Ball served as a Republican senator from Minnesota from 1940 to 1949. He was a ...  more
  • 25
    Olympia Brown (January 5, 1835 – October 23, 1926) was an American minister and suffragist. She is regarded as the first woman to graduate from a theological school, as well as the first full-time...  more
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