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

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

List includes Padma Lakshmi, John Heard and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Clark University?” and “Which celebrities are Clark University alumni?”
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Padma Lakshmi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Model, Author, Actor

Age: 48

Birthplace: Chennai, India

Padma Parvati Lakshmi Vaidynathan (born September 1, 1970), known professionally as Padma Lakshmi (Tamil: பத்மா லட்சுமி, pronounced [ˈpəd̪maː ˈləkʃmiː]), is an American author, actress, model, ...more

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Robert H. Goddard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Physicist, Professor, Inventor

Age: Dec. at 63 (1882-1945)

Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts

Robert Hutchings Goddard (October 5, 1882 – August 10, 1945) was an American engineer, professor, physicist, and inventor who is credited with creating and building the world's first ...more

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Jeffrey Lurie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Television producer, Entrepreneur, Professor

Age: 67

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Jeffrey Robert Lurie (born September 8, 1951) is an American motion picture producer and businessman, and the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL).
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John Granville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni

Age: Dec. at 34 (1974-2008)

Birthplace: New York

John Granville may refer to: John Granville (diplomat), American diplomat assassinated in Khartoum, Sudan John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English Royalist soldier and statesman John Granville, ...more
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J. Ross Mackay is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Geologist

Birthplace: Taiwan, Taiwan

John Ross Mackay, (偕約翰, December 31, 1915 – October 28, 2014) was a Canadian geographer. He is most noted for his explorations of permafrost phenomena in the western Canadian Arctic. His 40 plus ...more
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Levi L. Conant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Mathematician

Age: Dec. at 59 (1857-1916)

Levi Leonard Conant (March 3, 1857, Littleton, Massachusetts – October 11, 1916, Worcester, Massachusetts) was an American mathematician specializing in trigonometry.
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Miriam Van Waters is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni

Age: Dec. at 87 (1887-1974)

Miriam Van Waters (October 4, 1887 – January 17, 1974) was an American prison reformer of the early to mid-20th century whose methods owed much to her upbringing as an Episcopalian involved in ...more
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Alan Kotok is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Programmer, Electrical engineer, Engineer

Age: Dec. at 65 (1941-2006)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Alan Kotok (November 9, 1941 – May 26, 2006) was an American computer scientist known for his work at Digital Equipment Corporation (Digital, or DEC) and at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). ...more
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Edward B. Titchener is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Psychologist, Science writer

Age: Dec. at 60 (1867-1927)

Birthplace: Chichester, United Kingdom

Edward Bradford Titchener (11 January 1867 – 3 August 1927) was an English psychologist who studied under Wilhelm Wundt for several years. Titchener is best known for creating his version of ...more
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Hugh Llewellyn Keenleysi... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Diplomat

Age: Dec. at 94 (1898-1992)

Birthplace: Toronto, Canada

Hugh Llewellyn Keenleyside, CC (7 July 1898 – September 27, 1992) was a Canadian university professor, diplomat, and civil servant. He was the Canadian ambassador to Mexico from 1944 to 1947, ...more
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Joseph I. France is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 66 (1873-1939)

Birthplace: Cameron, Missouri, United States of America

Joseph Irwin France (October 11, 1873 – January 26, 1939) was a Republican member of the United States Senate, representing the State of Maryland from 1917 to 1923.
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Grayson L. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Political scientist

Age: Dec. at 94 (1903-1997)

Birthplace: Jeffersonville, Ohio

Grayson Louis Kirk (October 12, 1903 – November 21, 1997) was president of Columbia University during the Columbia University protests of 1968. He was also a Professor of Government, advisor to ...more
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Santiago Ramón y ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Scientist, Physician, Pathologist

Age: Dec. at 82 (1852-1934)

Birthplace: Petilla de Aragón, Spain

Santiago Ramón y Cajal (Spanish: [sanˈtjaɣo raˈmon i kaˈxal]; 1 May 1852 – 17 October 1934) was a Spanish neuroscientist and pathologist, specializing in neuroanatomy, particularly the ...more

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L. S. Stavrianos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni

Age: Dec. at 91 (1913-2004)

Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

Leften Stavros Stavrianos (1913 – March 23, 2004) was a Greek-Canadian historian. His most influential books are considered to be A Global History: From Prehistory to the 21st Century and The ...more
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John Irwin Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Mathematician, Science writer

Age: Dec. at 68 (1867-1935)

Birthplace: Bangor, Maine

John Irwin Hutchinson (12 April 1867 – 1 December 1935) was an American mathematician born in Bangor, Maine. He was educated at Bates College, (A.B., 1889), Clark University (1890–92), and the ...more
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Beth Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Librarian, Politician

Age: 68

Birthplace: Keene, New York, United States of America

Betheda G. "Beth" Edmonds (born October 27, 1950 in Keene Valley, New York) is a librarian and former Democratic member of the Maine Senate, representing the 10th District from 2001 to ...more
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Floyd McKissick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 66

Birthplace: Durham, North Carolina, United States of America

Floyd Bixler McKissick Jr. (born November 21, 1952) is an American attorney and Democratic member of the North Carolina Senate. He was appointed to the Senate by Governor Mike Easley on April ...more
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Henry Goddard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Psychologist

Age: Dec. at 91 (1866-1957)

Henry Herbert Goddard (August 14, 1866 – June 18, 1957) was a prominent American psychologist and eugenicist during the early 20th century. He is known especially for his 1912 work The Kallikak ...more
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Solomon Lefschetz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Mathematician, Scientist

Age: Dec. at 88 (1884-1972)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Solomon Lefschetz (Russian: Соломо́н Ле́фшец; 3 September 1884 – 5 October 1972) was an American mathematician who did fundamental work on algebraic topology, its applications to algebraic ...more
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Mildred Allen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Physicist

Age: Dec. at 96 (1894-1990)

Birthplace: Sharon, Massachusetts

Mildred Allen (March 25, 1894 – November 4, 1990) was an American physicist.
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Donald Keough is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Businessperson, Theatrical producer

Age: 92

Donald Raymond Keough (September 4, 1926 – February 24, 2015) was an Irish-American businessman and Chairman of the Board of Allen & Company LLC, a New York investment banking firm. He was ...more
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E. Franklin Frazier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Sociologist

Age: Dec. at 68 (1894-1962)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

Edward Franklin Frazier (; September 24, 1894 – May 17, 1962), was an American sociologist and author, publishing as E. Franklin Frazier. His 1932 Ph.D. dissertation was published as a book ...more
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Albert Potter Wills is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Physicist

Age: Dec. at 64 (1873-1937)

Albert Potter Wills (1873–1937) was an American physicist who researched magnetic materials and was the PhD advisor of the Nobel Prize winner Isidor Isaac Rabi. During his career he investigated ...more
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Arnold Gesell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Psychologist

Age: Dec. at 81 (1880-1961)

Birthplace: Alma, Alma, Wisconsin

Dr. Arnold Lucius Gesell (21 June 1880 – 29 May 1961) was an American clinical psychologist, pediatrician and professor at Yale University known for his research & contributions to the field ...more
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Michael Marcus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: 63

Michael Marcus is a commodities trader who, in less than 20 years, is reputed to have turned his initial $30,000 into $80 million.