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

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

Examples of graduates on this list include John Cassavetes and Bob Balaban.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Colgate University?” and “Which celebrities are Colgate University alumni?”
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John Cassavetes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: Dec. at 60 (1929-1989)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

John Nicholas Cassavetes (; December 9, 1929 – February 3, 1989) was an American actor, film director, and screenwriter. Cassavetes was a pioneer of American independent film, writing and ...more

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Charles Evans Hughes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 86 (1862-1948)

Birthplace: Glens Falls, New York, United States of America

Charles Evans Hughes Sr. (April 11, 1862 – August 27, 1948) was an American statesman, Republican Party politician, and the 11th Chief Justice of the United States. He was also the 36th Governor ...more
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Andy Rooney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
Commentator, Journalist, Writer

Age: Dec. at 92 (1919-2011)

Birthplace: Albany, Contiguous United States, New York, Albany County, United States of America, + more

Andrew Aitken Rooney (January 14, 1919 – November 4, 2011) was an American radio and television writer who was best known for his weekly broadcast "A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney", a ...more

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Adam Clayton Powell, Jr.... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 64 (1908-1972)

Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (November 29, 1908 – April 4, 1972) was a Baptist pastor and an American politician, who represented the Harlem neighborhood of New York City in the United States House ...more
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Cris Kobryn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
Computer scientist

Age: 67

Cris Kobryn (1952) is an American technologist, system architect and entrepreneur who specializes in advanced software and systems development.
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Kevin Heffernan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 50

Birthplace: West Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

Kevin Heffernan (born May 25, 1968) is an American actor, writer, producer, and director, and member of the Broken Lizard comedy group.
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John Dean is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
Author, Lawyer

Age: 80

Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, United States of America

John Wesley Dean III (born October 14, 1938) is a former attorney who served as White House Counsel for United States President Richard Nixon from July 1970 until April 1973. Dean is known for ...more
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Harry Emerson Fosdick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
Preacher

Age: Dec. at 91 (1878-1969)

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York

Harry Emerson Fosdick (May 24, 1878 – October 5, 1969) was an American pastor. Fosdick became a central figure in the Fundamentalist–Modernist controversy within American Protestantism in the ...more
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Ben Cohen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: 67

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Bennett Cohen (born March 18, 1951) is an American businessman, activist, and philanthropist. He is a co-founder of the ice cream company Ben & Jerry's.
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Chase Carey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 65

Chase Carey (born 22 November 1953) is an Irish-American executive. He is the chief executive officer and executive chairman of the Formula One Group. He has previously worked for News Corp, ...more
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Tom Dine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
Tom Dine (Thomas A. Dine) previously served as a senior policy advisor at Israel Policy Forum (IPF), assisting with policy, programming, and development decision-making in the Washington office. ...more
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J. Darius Bikoff is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 57

Birthplace: New York City, New York

John Darius Bikoff is an American entrepreneur, founder and CEO of Energy Brands. He was born to an American father and an Iranian mother. In 2007, Bikoff sold Energy Brands to The Coca-Cola ...more
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Bob Balaban is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 70

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Robert Elmer Balaban (born August 16, 1945) is an American actor, author, producer, and director. He was one of the producers nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture for Gosford Park ...more

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Bob Woodruff is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader

Age: 57

Birthplace: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA

Robert Warren Woodruff (born August 18, 1961) is an American television journalist.

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Jay Chandrasekhar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Film Producer

Age: 50

Birthplace: USA, Hinsdale, Illinois

Jayanth Jambulingam Chandrasekhar (born April 9, 1968) is an American comedian, film director, screenwriter, and actor. He is best known for his work with the sketch comedy group Broken Lizard ...more

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Monica Crowley is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
Author, Presenter

Age: 50

Birthplace: Arizona, United States of America

Monica Crowley (born September 19, 1968) is the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of the Treasury. She has been a political commentator and lobbyist. She was a Fox ...more
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Andrew Hill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Pianist, Sideman

Age: Dec. at 76 (1931-2007)

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Andrew Hill, Andy Hill or Drew Hill may refer to:

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Kevin Phillips is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
Commentator, Author, Strategist

Age: 78

Kevin Price Phillips (born November 30, 1940) is an American writer and commentator on politics, economics, and history. Formerly a Republican Party strategist before becoming an Independent, ...more
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Ken Blanchard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
Businessperson, Manager, Author

Age: 79

Birthplace: Orange, New Jersey

Kenneth Hartley Blanchard (born May 6, 1939) is an American author. His extensive writing career includes over 60 published books, most of which are co-authored books. His most successful book, ...more
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Peter C. Browning is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 77

Peter C. Browning has been a board member of Wachovia since 2001. He is the lead director of Nucor Corporation, a steel products manufacturing company in Charlotte, N.C.
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William Valentine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
Missionary, Minister of religion

Age: Dec. at 66 (1862-1928)

Birthplace: Spencer, New York

For the Nova Scotian painter see William Valentine (painter) William Orison Valentine (May 9, 1862– February 2, 1928) was an innovative educator and missionary in service of the American Baptist ...more
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Howard Fineman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
Editor, Journalist

Age: 69

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Howard David Fineman (born November 17, 1948) is an American journalist who is global editorial director of the AOL Huffington Post Media Group. Prior to his move to Huffington Post in October ...more
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Mike Milbury is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
Coach, Sports commentator

Age: 66

Birthplace: Brighton, Boston, Massachusetts

Michael Milbury (born June 17, 1952) is an American former professional ice hockey player currently working as an analyst for the NHL on NBC. He played for twelve seasons in the National Hockey ...more
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John P. Arle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 71

John P. Arle, is a vice president of Delphi Corporation and treasurer. He is also a member of the Delphi Strategy Board, the company's top policy-making group.
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Michael A. Hiltzik is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Colgate University Alumni
Journalist, Editing, Author

Age: 66

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Michael A. Hiltzik (born November 9, 1952) is an American columnist and reporter who has written extensively for the Los Angeles Times. In 1999, he won a beat reporting Pulitzer Prize for ...more