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

Alumni include Billy Bush, Robert B. Parker and many additional graduates as well.

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

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Robert B. Parker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Robert B. Parker Crime writer, Novelist, Writer Robert Brown Parker was an American crime writer. His most famous works were the novels about the private detective Spenser. ABC television network developed the television series Spenser: For ...more

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Margaret Chase Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Margaret Chase Smith Margaret Madeline Chase Smith was an American politician. A member of the Republican Party, she served as a U.S Representative and a U.S. Senator from Maine. She was the first woman to serve in ...more

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Alan Taylor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Alan Taylor Historian, Professor, Author Alan Shaw Taylor is an American historian specializing in early United States history. He is the author of a number of books about the colonial history of the United States, the American ...more

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Billy Bush is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Billy Bush Television Show Host, Journalist, Actor William Hall "Billy" Bush is an American radio and television host. He hosts The Billy Bush Show, a nationally syndicated radio show that airs throughout the U.S. through Dial Global. ...more

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Nelson Dingley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Nelson Dingley, Jr. Politician, Journalist Nelson Dingley, Jr. was a journalist and politician from the U.S. state of Maine. Dingley was born in Durham, Maine and attended the common schools at Unity, Maine and Waterville College. He ...more

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Joel Cutler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Joel Cutler As a Managing Director of General Catalyst Partners, Joel invests in both new and existing technology businesses. Areas of special interest include: Internet and new media; financial services; ...more

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Charles H. Pepper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Charles H. Pepper Painter, Artist Charles Hovey Pepper (1864 - 1950) was an American Modernist painter and woodblock printmaker.

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Edward Gurney is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Edward Gurney Lawyer Edward John Gurney was an American politician from Florida, where he served as a Representative and a United States Senator. He was the first Republican Senator elected from Florida since ...more

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Devin Beliveau is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Devin Beliveau Teacher Devin Beliveau is an American politician and schoolteacher from Maine. In 2010, he was elected to the Maine House of Representatives from District 151 when he defeated Republican John Carson and ...more

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Marston Morse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Marston Morse Mathematician Harold Calvin Marston Morse was an American mathematician best known for his work on the calculus of variations in the large, a subject where he introduced the technique of differential topology ...more

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Wylie Dufresne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Wylie Dufresne TV chef, Chef Wylie Dufresne is the chef and owner of the wd~50 and Alder restaurants in Manhattan. Dufresne is a leading American proponent of molecular gastronomy, the movement to incorporate science and ...more

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Pete Rouse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Pete Rouse Lawyer Peter Mikami "Pete" Rouse is an American political consultant who served as interim White House Chief of Staff to U.S. President Barack Obama. Rouse has spent years on Capitol Hill, ...more

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Doris Kearns Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Doris Kearns Goodwin Journalist, Historian, Author Doris Kearns Goodwin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American biographer, historian, and political commentator. She is the author of biographies of several U.S. Presidents, including Lyndon Johnson ...more

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Andrew Rice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Andrew Rice Statesman, Politician Andrew Monroe Rice is a civic leader and American politician from Oklahoma. He represented Senate District 46 in the Oklahoma State Senate. He was also a failed candidate for the United States ...more

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Ted Snyder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Ted Snyder Economist Edward Adams "Ted" Snyder is currently Dean of Yale School of Management. He has held two other business school deanships and was Senior Associate Dean at University of Michigan Ross ...more

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Kenneth R. Melvin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Kenneth R. Melvin Lawyer Kenneth Ronald "Ken" Melvin is an American politician, lawyer and jurist. He served as a Democratic member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Portsmouth from 1985 to 2009. On May ...more

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Bob Diamond is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Bob Diamond Businessperson, Banker Robert "Bob" Edward Diamond Jr. is a British-American banker and former group chief executive of the British bank, Barclays Plc. Diamond, who holds a B.A. in Economics from Colby ...more

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Elijah Parish Lovejoy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Elijah Parish Lovejoy Editor, Journalist, Writer Elijah Parish Lovejoy was an American Presbyterian minister, journalist, newspaper editor and abolitionist. He was murdered by a pro-slavery mob in Alton, Illinois, during their attack on his ...more

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David Barr Kirtley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
David Barr Kirtley Writer David Barr Kirtley is an American short story writer and the host of the Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast.

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Louis M. Lyons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Louis M. Lyons Journalist, Curator Louis M. Lyons was an American journalist and curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism. Lyons wrote articles and columns for the Boston Globe starting in the 1920s. He also wrote for the ...more

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E. Annie Proulx is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
E. Annie Proulx Journalist, Novelist, Author Edna Annie Proulx is an American journalist and author. She has written most frequently as Annie Proulx but has also used the names E. Annie Proulx and E.A. Proulx. Her second novel, The ...more

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Benjamin Butler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Benjamin Butler Lawyer Benjamin Franklin Butler was an American lawyer, politician and soldier. Born in New Hampshire and raised in Massachusetts, Butler served in the Massachusetts legislature and as an officer in ...more

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Jeff Gottesfeld is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Jeff Gottesfeld Novelist, Screenwriter, Essayist Jeff Gottesfeld is an American novelist, playwright, and screen and television writer.

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Sarah Lee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Sarah Lee Journalist, TV Journalist Sarah Choi Lee is a Korean American reporter for CNN. Prior to working at CNN, Lee was a reporter for WJLA-TV, an ABC affiliate in Washington, DC from 2003-2009. She appeared on NewsChannel 8, ...more

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Tim O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Tim O'Brien Musician, Singer-songwriter Tim O'Brien is an American country and bluegrass musician. In addition to singing, he plays guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, bouzouki and mandocello. He has released more than ten studio albums, ...more

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Jack Coombs is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Jack Coombs Baseball player John Wesley "Jack" Coombs, nicknamed "Colby Jack" after his alma mater, was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played with the Philadelphia Athletics, Brooklyn Robins, ...more

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Lot M. Morrill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Lot M. Morrill Lot Myrick Morrill was an American statesman who served as the 28th Governor of Maine, in the United States Senate and as Secretary of the Treasury appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant. ...more

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George Otis Smith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
George Otis Smith Geologist George Otis Smith was an American geologist.

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George Horace Lorimer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
George Horace Lorimer Businessperson George Horace Lorimer was an American journalist and author. He is best known as the editor of The Saturday Evening Post. During his editorial reign, the Post rose from a circulation of several ...more

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Stephen Coburn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Stephen Coburn Politician, Lawyer Stephen Coburn was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Maine. He was brother to Maine Governor Abner Coburn and the father of Louise Helen Coburn, the founder ...more

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Llewellyn Powers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Llewellyn Powers Llewellyn Powers was a U.S. Representative from Maine and the 44th Governor of Maine. Born in Pittsfield, Maine, Powers attended the common schools of Pittsfield and St. Albans Academy. He ...more

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Alvin Schwartz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Alvin Schwartz Alvin Schwartz was the author of more than fifty books dedicated to and dealing with topics such as folklore and word play, many of which were intended for young readers. He is often confused ...more

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Wyman B. S. Moor is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Wyman B. S. Moor Politician Wyman Bradbury Seavy Moor was an American politician and lawyer from the U.S. state of Maine. His political career, interspersed with periods in private law practice, began with his service in ...more

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Stephen Sternberg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Stephen Sternberg Editing, Author, Physician Stephen S. Sternberg, M.D., F.C.A.P. is a retired American surgical pathologist, who worked at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for his entire career. He is well known because of his ...more

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David G. Bromley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
David G. Bromley David G. Bromley is a professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA and the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. He has written extensively about ...more

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Dwight E. Sargent is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Dwight E. Sargent Journalist Dwight Emerson Sargent was an American journalist. Born in Pembroke, Massachusetts, he graduated in 1939 from Colby College and served in Europe during World War II. Sargent worked at The ...more

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Eric S. Rosengren is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Eric S. Rosengren Economist Eric S. Rosengren took office on July 23, 2007, as the thirteenth president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, serving the First District. He serves the remainder ...more

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Angier Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Angier Goodwin Angier Louis Goodwin was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He graduated from Colby College in 1902, and attended Harvard Law School three years later. He was admitted to the ...more

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Frank R. Wallace is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Frank R. Wallace Philosopher Frank R. Wallace, born Wallace Ward, was an American author, publisher and mail-order magnate. He is known as the originator of the philosophy of Neo-Tech. He was convicted of various federal ...more

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George Edmands Merrill is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
George Edmands Merrill George Edmands Merrill was an American Baptist clergyman and educator, born at Charlestown, Mass. After graduating at Harvard University in 1869 and at Newton Theological Institution in 1872, he ...more

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Cecily von Ziegesar is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Cecily von Ziegesar Novelist, Author Cecily Brooke von Ziegesar is an American author best known for the young adult Gossip Girl series of novels.

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Holman Day is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Holman Day Novelist, Writer Holman Francis Day was an American author, born at Vassalboro, Maine, and a graduate of Colby College. In 1889-90 he was managing editor of the publications of the Union Publishing Company, ...more

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Newland A. Lesko is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Newland A. Lesko Newland Lesko joined International Paper in 1967 and was most recently senior vice president for the Industrial Packaging Group where he was responsible for the Containerboard Kraft, U.S. ...more

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Steve Cummings is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Steve Cummings Steve Cummings is Wachovia Corporation's Senior Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Corporate and Investment Banking.

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Sean McCormack is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Sean McCormack Spokesperson Sean McCormack is a former United States Assistant Secretary of State. He was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Department Spokesman on June 2, 2005, and served ...more

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Charles Beeler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Charles Beeler Charles Beeler joined EDV in December 1999 from Piper Jaffray Ventures, where he was one of three investment managers operating the Piper Jaffray Ventures Technology Funds. His early venture ...more

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Linda Greenlaw is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Linda Greenlaw Sailor, Author, Fisherman Linda Greenlaw is a best-selling author of books with maritime themes and the only female swordfishing boat captain on the East Coast of the United States. She was featured in the 1997 book The ...more

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Fenwicke Holmes is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Fenwicke Holmes Author, Film Director Fenwicke Lindsay Holmes was an American author, former Congregational minister, and Religious Science leader. The brother of Ernest Holmes, Fenwicke is widely recognized for being an important ...more

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Louise Helen Coburn is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Louise Helen Coburn Louise Helen Coburn was one of the five founders of Sigma Kappa sorority, a pioneer for women's education at Colby College, where she served as the first female trustee, and an accomplished ...more

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Elizabeth Gorham Hoag is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Colby College Alumni
Elizabeth Gorham Hoag Elizabeth Gorham Hoag was one of the five founding members of Sigma Kappa sorority. Along with Mary Caffrey Low, Ida Fuller, Frances Mann and Louise Helen Coburn, Hoag helped to form Sigma Kappa ...more