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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
Padma Lakshmi Model, Author, Actor Padma Lakshmi is an American cookbook author, actress, model, television host and executive producer. Her debut cookbook Easy Exotic won her the "Best First Book" award at the 1999 ...more

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Robert H. Goddard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Robert H. Goddard Physicist, Professor, Inventor Robert Hutchings Goddard was an American engineer, professor, physicist, and inventor who is credited with creating and building the world's first liquid-fueled rocket, which he successfully ...more

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Jeffrey Lurie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Jeffrey Lurie Television producer, Entrepreneur, Professor Jeffrey Lurie is the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League.

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John Granville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
John Granville John M. Granville was an American diplomat who worked in South Sudan. On January 1, 2008, he was assassinated in a shooting in Khartoum, Sudan at the age of 33.

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J. Ross Mackay is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
J. Ross Mackay Geologist John Ross Mackay, OC, FRSC was a Canadian geographer. He is most noted for his explorations of permafrost phenomena in the western Canadian Arctic. His 40 plus years of study has enabled the ...more

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Levi L. Conant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Levi L. Conant Mathematician Levi Leonard Conant 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
Miriam Van Waters Miriam Van Waters was an early American feminist social worker and Episcopalian leader of the Social Gospel movement. She served as superintendent of the Massachusetts Reformatory for Women at ...more

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Alan Kotok is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Alan Kotok Programmer, Electrical engineer, Engineer Alan Kotok was an American computer scientist known for his work at Digital Equipment Corporation and at the World Wide Web Consortium. Steven Levy, in his book Hackers: Heroes of the Computer ...more

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Edward B. Titchener is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Edward B. Titchener Psychologist, Science writer Edward Bradford Titchener D.Sc., PhD, LL.D., Litt.D. was a British psychologist who studied under Wilhelm Wundt for several years. Titchener is best known for creating his version of psychology ...more

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Hugh Llewellyn Keenleyside is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Hugh Llewellyn Keenleyside Diplomat Hugh Llewellyn Keenleyside, CC was a Canadian university professor, diplomat, and civil servant. He was the Canadian ambassador to Mexico from 1944 to 1947, and Commissioner of the Northwest ...more

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Joseph I. France is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Joseph I. France Politician Joseph Irwin France was a Republican member of the United States Senate, representing the State of Maryland from 1917–1923.

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Grayson L. Kirk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Grayson L. Kirk Political scientist Grayson Louis Kirk was president of Columbia University during the Columbia University protests of 1968. He was also a Professor of Government, advisor to the State Department, and instrumental ...more

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Santiago Ramón y Cajal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Santiago Ramón y Cajal Scientist, Physician, Pathologist Santiago Ramón y Cajal was a Spanish pathologist, histologist, neuroscientist, and Nobel laureate. His original pioneering investigations of the microscopic structure of the brain have ...more

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L. S. Stavrianos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
L. S. Stavrianos Leften Stavros Stavrianos was a Greek-Canadian historian. His most influential books are considered to be A Global History: From Prehistory to the 21st Century and The Balkans since 1453. He was ...more

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John Irwin Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
John Irwin Hutchinson Mathematician, Science writer John Irwin Hutchinson was an American mathematician born in Bangor, Maine. He was educated at Bates College, Clark University, and the University of Chicago. With Virgil Snyder he was coauthor ...more

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Beth Edmonds is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Beth Edmonds Librarian, Politician Betheda G. "Beth" Edmonds is a librarian and former Democratic member of the Maine Senate, representing the 10th District from 2001 to 2009. She became the President of the Maine ...more

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Floyd McKissick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Floyd McKissick, Jr. Politician, Lawyer Floyd Bixler McKissick, Jr. is a North Carolina attorney and member of the North Carolina Senate. He was appointed to the Senate by Governor Mike Easley on April 18, 2007 to replace the late ...more

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Henry Goddard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Henry Goddard Psychologist Henry Herbert Goddard was a prominent American psychologist and eugenicist in the early 20th century. He is known especially for his 1912 work The Kallikak Family: A Study in the Heredity of ...more

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Solomon Lefschetz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Solomon Lefschetz Mathematician, Scientist Solomon Lefschetz was an American mathematician who did fundamental work on algebraic topology, its applications to algebraic geometry, and the theory of non-linear ordinary differential

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Mildred Allen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Mildred Allen Physicist Mildred Allen was an American physicist.

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Donald Keough is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Donald Keough Businessperson, Theatrical producer Donald R. Keough was an Irish-American businessman and was the Chairman of the Board of Allen & Company Incorporated, a New York investment-banking firm. He was elected to that position in ...more

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E. Franklin Frazier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
E. Franklin Frazier Sociologist Edward Franklin Frazier, was an American sociologist and author. His 1932 Ph.D. dissertation titled The Negro Family in Chicago, later released in book form as The Negro Family in the United ...more

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Albert Potter Wills is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Albert Potter Wills Physicist Albert Potter Wills 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 magnetic ...more

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Arnold Gesell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Arnold Gesell Psychologist Arnold Lucius Gesell was a psychologist and pediatrician who helped develop the field of child development. Gesell was born in Alma, Wisconsin, whose dysgenic qualities Gesell later analysed in ...more

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Michael Marcus is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Michael Marcus Businessperson, Entrepreneur Michael Marcus is a commodities trader who, in less than 20 years, is reputed to have turned his initial $30,000 into $80 million.

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Paul Pena is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Paul Pena Musician, Singer-songwriter Paul Pena was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist of Cape Verdean descent. His music from the first half of his career touched on Delta blues, jazz, morna, flamenco, folk and rock and ...more

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Adelbert Ames, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Adelbert Ames, Jr. Psychologist Adelbert Ames, Jr. was an American scientist who made contributions to physics, physiology, ophthalmology, psychology, and philosophy. He pioneered the study of physiological optics at Dartmouth ...more

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Terri Bonoff is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Terri Bonoff Politician, Legislator Terri E. Bonoff is a Minnesota politician and member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, she represents District 44, which includes portions of ...more

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Samuel Flagg Bemis is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Samuel Flagg Bemis Biographer, Historian, Professor Samuel Flagg Bemis was an American historian and biographer. For many years he taught at Yale University. He was also President of the American Historical Association and a specialist in ...more

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Clarence Barber is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Clarence Barber Economist Clarence Lyle Barber, OC OM FRSC was a Canadian economist and academic. Born in Wolseley, Saskatchewan, he received a B.A. in economics from the University of Saskatchewan in 1939. He won a ...more

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Vance Randolph is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Vance Randolph Writer Vance Randolph was a famous folklorist who studied the folklore of the Ozarks in particular. He wrote a number of books on topics including the Ozarks, Little Blue Books, and juvenile fiction. ...more

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John Heard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
John Heard Film Producer, Actor John Heard, Jr. is an American actor known for his recurring role as Peter McCallister, in the first two installments of the Home Alone movie series. He starred or was featured in films ...more

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William Aramony is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
William Aramony William Aramony was CEO of United Way of America for more than twenty years and helped build the organization into the largest charity in the United States. He retired in 1992 amid allegations ...more

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William L. Langer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
William L. Langer Historian William Leonard Langer was the chairman of the history department at Harvard University, He was on leave during World War II as head of the Research and Analysis Branch of the Office of ...more

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Gwen Bell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Gwen Bell Computer scientist Gwen Bell was the first president of The Computer Museum in Boston, which she co-founded with her husband Gordon Bell. Career: Fulbright Scholar at the Sydney University School of Architecture, ...more

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Howard W. Odum is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Howard W. Odum Sociologist Howard Washington Odum was an American sociologist.

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Corey Carrier is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Corey Carrier Actor Corey Thomas Carrier is an American former child actor, also known as just "Core". He is most probably best known as playing Indiana Jones, aged 8–10, in The Young Indiana Jones ...more

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Ronald Kessler is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Ronald Kessler Journalist, Author Ronald Borek Kessler is an American journalist and author of 20 non-fiction books about the U.S. Secret Service, FBI, and CIA. Seven of his books have appeared on the New York Times Best Seller

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Thomas Gordon Thompson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Thomas Gordon Thompson Chemist Thomas Gordon Thompson was an American chemist and oceanographer.

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Margaret Morse Nice is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Margaret Morse Nice Margaret Morse Nice was an American ornithologist who made an extensive study of the life history of the Song Sparrow and was author of Studies in the Life History of the Song Sparrow.

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John H. Flavell is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
John H. Flavell Psychologist John H. Flavell is an American developmental psychologist specializing in children's cognitive development. After serving in The United States Army for two years from 1945–1947, John H. Flavell ...more

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Michel Brunet is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Michel Brunet Writer Michel Brunet was a Quebec historian and essayist. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the Université de Montréal and received his Ph.D. from Clark University in Worcester, ...more

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Lewis Terman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Lewis Terman Psychologist Lewis Madison Terman was an American psychologist, noted as a pioneer in educational psychology in the early 20th century at the Stanford Graduate School of Education. He is best known for his ...more

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Pilar Barbosa is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Pilar Barbosa Writer Dr. Pilar Barbosa de Rosario was an educator, historian and political activist.

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Larry Bohn is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Larry Bohn As a Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners, Larry invests in both new and existing technology businesses. Areas of special interest include: open source, information technology; ...more

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Libby Pataki is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Libby Pataki Marketing Consultant Libby Pataki is the former First Lady of New York and the wife of former New York Governor George Pataki. She served as First Lady during the three terms of her husband's administration. ...more

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Caitlin Davies is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Caitlin Davies Novelist Caitlin Davies is an English author, journalist and teacher. Her parents are Margaret Forster and Hunter Davies, both well-known writers. Caitlin's father wrote regularly about her and her ...more

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Loretta Chase is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Loretta Chase Novelist, Writer Loretta Chase, née Loretta Lynda Chekani is an American writer of romance novels since 1987.

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Christopher Collier is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Christopher Collier Historian, Author, Writer Christopher Collier is an American historian and fiction writer. Collier was born in New York City. Christopher Collier, known as Kit, is the son of Edmund Collier, a writer, and Katherine ...more

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Thomas William Edmondson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Clark University Alumni
Thomas William Edmondson Mathematician Thomas William Edmondson, Ph. D., was an Anglo-American mathematician, born at Skipton-in-Craven, Yorkshire, England. He graduated from the University of London, studied at Cambridge, and also ...more