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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Bowdoin College and be of some renown.

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

Examples include Franklin Pierce and Alfred Kinsey.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Bowdoin College?” and “Which celebrities are Bowdoin College alumni?”

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Reed Hastings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Reed Hastings Businessperson, Entrepreneur

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Geoffrey Canada is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Geoffrey Canada Educator, Author, Writer

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Alfred Kinsey is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Alfred Kinsey Biologist, Professor, Researcher

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Kenneth I. Chenault is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Kenneth I. Chenault Businessperson

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Poet, Professor, Writer

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Todd Siler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Todd Siler Inventor, Science writer, Writer

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Francis Robbins Upton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Francis Robbins Upton Mathematician, Physicist, Inventor

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Franklin Pierce is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Franklin Pierce Politician, Lawyer

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Nathaniel Hawthorne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Nathaniel Hawthorne Novelist, Writer

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Albert Dekker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Albert Dekker Politician, Actor

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William Cohen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
William Cohen Businessperson, Politician, Author

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Samuel Thurston is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni

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Jonathan Cilley is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Jonathan Cilley Politician, Editing, Lawyer

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James L. McConaughy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
James L. McConaughy Politician

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Gary Merrill is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Gary Merrill Actor

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Harry Oakes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni

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James Archibald is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni

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T. A. D. Fessenden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni

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Stanley Druckenmiller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Stanley Druckenmiller

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Asa S. Knowles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni

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Meredith Jung-En Woo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Meredith Jung-En Woo Political scientist

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John Brown Russwurm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
John Brown Russwurm Publisher, Journalist

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Tom Allen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Tom Allen Lawyer

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Oliver O. Howard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Oliver O. Howard Historian

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John Davis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
John Davis Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer

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Paul Adelstein is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Paul Adelstein Musician, Actor, Singer

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William P. Frye is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni

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John P. Hale is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
John P. Hale Politician, Lawyer

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Brad Anderson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Brad Anderson Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

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Alonzo Garcelon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Alonzo Garcelon Surgeon

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Joshua Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Joshua Chamberlain Businessperson, Teacher

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Alpheus Spring Packard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Alpheus Spring Packard Science writer

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Alvin Hall is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Alvin Hall Journalist, Financial adviser, Presenter

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Isaac Newton Evans is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Isaac Newton Evans Physician, Banker

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Cynthia McFadden is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Cynthia McFadden Journalist, Film Producer, Screenwriter

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Paul Douglas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Paul Douglas Economist

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Robert P. T. Coffin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Robert P. T. Coffin Poet, Professor, Writer

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DJ Spooky is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
DJ Spooky Record producer, Disc jockey, Artist

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John Skidgel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
John Skidgel Designer

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Alpheus Felch is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Alpheus Felch Politician

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Herbert Putnam is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Herbert Putnam Librarian, Lawyer

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Owen Brewster is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Owen Brewster Lawyer

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Willis Barnstone is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Willis Barnstone Poet, Literary critic, Memoirist

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Steve Laffey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni

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Hayes MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Hayes MacArthur Screenwriter, Actor, Writer

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Thomas Brackett Reed is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni

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Thomas Glave is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Thomas Glave Editor, Writer

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George J. Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
George J. Mitchell Businessperson, Judge, Politician

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Melville Fuller is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni
Melville Fuller Politician, Lawyer

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John Albion Andrew is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Bowdoin College Alumni