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Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni

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

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

Examples of graduates on this list: Thomas Jefferson, Jon Stewart and many more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to College of William and Mary?” and “Which celebrities are College of William and Mary alumni?”
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Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Commentator, Talk show host, Journalist

Age: 56

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

Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962) is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, activist, political commentator, actor, and television host. He hosted The ...more

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Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Statesman, Inventor, Author

Age: Dec. at 83 (1743-1826)

Birthplace: Shadwell, Virginia, United States of America

Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States. He was a spokesman for democracy, and ...more

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Patton Oswalt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 50

Birthplace: Portsmouth, USA, Virginia

Patton Peter Oswalt (born January 27, 1969) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice actor, and writer, known for playing Spencer Olchin in the sitcom The King of Queens (1998–2007), ...more

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Glenn Close is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 71

Birthplace: USA, Connecticut, Greenwich

Glenn Close (born March 19, 1947) is an American actress, singer, and producer. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including three Primetime Emmy Awards, three Tony Awards, and three ...more

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Kelly Choi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Television director, Journalist, Television producer

Age: 43

Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Kelly Choi is a former host of Bravo TV's Top Chef spin-off, Top Chef Masters Choi was the winner of the Elite Models Look of the Year. She worked as a VJ for MTV Korea.As a host of Top Chef ...more
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Christopher Bram is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Novelist, Writer

Age: 67

Birthplace: Buffalo, New York

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James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Politician, Farmer, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 73 (1758-1831)

Birthplace: Monroe Hall, Virginia, United States of America

James Monroe (; April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was an American statesman, lawyer, diplomat and Founding Father who served as the fifth president of the United States from 1817 to 1825. A member ...more

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John Marshall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Judge, Politician, Jurist

Age: Dec. at 80 (1755-1835)

Birthplace: Germantown, Virginia, United States of America

John James Marshall (September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the fourth Chief Justice of the United States from 1801 to 1835. Marshall remains the ...more

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Henry Clay is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 75 (1777-1852)

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John Tyler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 72 (1790-1862)

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

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John Boswell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Historian, Writer

Age: Dec. at 47 (1947-1994)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

John Eastburn Boswell (March 20, 1947 – December 24, 1994) was a historian and a full professor at Yale University. Many of Boswell's studies focused on the issue of religion and homosexuality, ...more
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Winfield Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni

Age: Dec. at 80 (1786-1866)

Birthplace: Virginia, USA

Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 – May 29, 1866) was an American military commander and political candidate. He served as a general in the United States Army from 1814 to 1861, taking part in the ...more

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Kate Fleming is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni

Age: Dec. at 41 (1965-2006)

Birthplace: Virginia

Kathryn Ann Fleming (October 6, 1965 – December 14, 2006) was an American actress, voice actress, artist, singer, and award-winning audiobook narrator and producer. She was the owner and ...more
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Robert Gates is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Statesman, Politician

Age: 75

Birthplace: Wichita, Kansas, United States of America

Robert Michael Gates (born September 25, 1943) is an American statesman, scholar, intelligence analyst, and university president who served as the 22nd United States Secretary of Defense from ...more
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Perry Ellis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Perry Ellis Fashion designer

Age: Dec. at 46 (1940-1986)

Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia

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Bill Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: 50

Birthplace: Ridgefield, Connecticut, United States of America

William Van Duzer Lawrence IV (born December 26, 1968) is an American screenwriter, producer, and director. He is the creator of the series Scrubs, co-creator of Cougar Town and co-creator of ...more
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Steven Culp is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Actor

Age: 63

Birthplace: La Jolla, San Diego, California, USA

Steven Bradford Culp (born December 3, 1955) is an American film and television actor. He is known for his roles as Rex Van de Kamp on ABC's Desperate Housewives, Clayton Webb on JAG, and ...more
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Dina Titus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Politician, Political scientist

Age: 68

Birthplace: Thomasville, Georgia, United States of America

Alice Costandina "Dina" Titus (born May 23, 1950) is an American politician who has been the United States Representative for Nevada's 1st congressional district since 2013. She ...more
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Christina Romer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Professor, Economist

Age: 60

Birthplace: Alton, Illinois, United States of America

Christina Duckworth Romer (née Duckworth; born December 25, 1958) is the Class of 1957 Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and a former chair ...more
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Mike Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Coach

Age: 43

Birthplace: Hampton, Virginia, United States of America

Michael Pettaway Tomlin (born March 15, 1972) is an American football coach who is the 16th head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL), having led the team since ...more
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John J. Crittenden is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 76 (1787-1863)

Birthplace: Versailles, Kentucky, United States of America

John Jordan Crittenden (September 10, 1787 – July 26, 1863) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky. He represented the state in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the ...more
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Dylan Baker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Actor

Age: 59

Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States of America

Dylan Baker (born October 7, 1959) is an American actor. He gained recognition for his roles in the film Happiness and on the television series The Good Wife, the latter of which earned him ...more
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Alexander Hugh Holmes St... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 84 (1807-1891)

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart (April 2, 1807 – February 13, 1891) was a prominent Virginia lawyer and American political figure associated with several political parties. Stuart served in both ...more
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Joseph J. Ellis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Historian, Professor, Author

Age: 75

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Joseph John Ellis (born July 18, 1943) is an American historian whose work focuses on the lives and times of the founders of the United States of America. American Sphinx: The Character of ...more
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James Comey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 58

Birthplace: Yonkers, New York

James Brien Comey Jr. (; born December 14, 1960) is an American lawyer who was the 7th Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 2013 until his dismissal in May 2017. Comey had ...more