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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 Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, November 28, 1962) is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, actor, media critic, and former television host. He was the host of The Daily ...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 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 Patton Oswalt is an American stand-up comedian, writer, actor and voice actor known for roles such as Spencer Olchin in the sitcom The King of Queens and for voicing Remy in the film

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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 Glenn Close is an American film, television and stage actress. Throughout her long and varied career, she has been consistently acclaimed for her versatility and is widely regarded as one of the ...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 Kelly Choi is the former host of Bravo TV's Top Chef spin-off, Top Chef Masters, which premiered on June 10, 2009. Choi is also an Emmy-award winning Korean-American television personality on ...more

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Christopher Bram is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Novelist, Writer Christopher Bram is an American author. Bram grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he was a paperboy and an Eagle Scout. He graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1974. He moved ...more

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James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Politician, Farmer, Lawyer James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States. Monroe was the last president who was a Founding Father of the United States and the last president from the Virginia dynasty and the ...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 John Marshall was the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. His court opinions helped lay the basis for United States constitutional law and made the Supreme Court of ...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 Henry Clay, Sr. was an American lawyer, politician, and skilled orator who represented Kentucky in both the United States Senate and House of Representatives. He served three different terms as ...more

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John Tyler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Politician, Lawyer John Tyler was the tenth President of the United States. He was elected vice president on the 1840 Whig ticket with William Henry Harrison, and became president after his running mate's death in ...more

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John Boswell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Historian, Writer John Eastburn Boswell was a prominent historian and a professor at Yale University. Many of Boswell's studies focused on the issue of religion and homosexuality, specifically Christianity and ...more

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Winfield Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Winfield Scott was a United States Army general, and unsuccessful presidential candidate of the Whig Party in 1852. Known as "Old Fuss and Feathers" and the "Grand Old Man of the ...more

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Kate Fleming is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Kathryn Ann "Kate" Fleming was an American actress, artist, singer, and award-winning audiobook narrator and producer. She was the owner and executive producer at Cedar House Audio, an ...more

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Robert Gates is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Statesman, Politician Robert Michael Gates is an American statesman, scholar and university president who served as the 22nd United States Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2011. Gates served for 26 years in the ...more

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Perry Ellis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Fashion designer Perry Edwin Ellis was an American fashion designer who founded his eponymous sportswear house, in the mid-1970s. Ellis' influence on the fashion industry has been called "a huge turning ...more

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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 William Van Duzer "Bill" Lawrence IV is an American screenwriter, producer, and director. He is best known as the creator of the sitcom Scrubs, co-creator of Cougar Town and co-creator ...more

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Steven Culp is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Actor Steven Bradford Culp 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 Speaker of the United States ...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 Alice Costandina "Dina" Titus is an American politician who has been the United States Representative for Nevada's 1st congressional district since 2013. She previously served as U.S. ...more

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Christina Romer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Professor, Economist Christina D. Romer is the Class of 1957 Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and a former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Obama ...more

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Mike Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Coach Michael Pettaway "Mike" Tomlin is the current head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the American Football Conference, succeeding Bill Cowher. Tomlin is the third youngest head ...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 John Jordan Crittenden was a politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky. He represented the state in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and twice served as United States ...more

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Dylan Baker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Actor Dylan Baker is an American actor, known for playing supporting roles in both major studio and independent films along with regular work in television and on stage.

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Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart was a US political figure. Stuart served as the Secretary of the Interior between 1850 and 1853.

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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 Joseph John Ellis is an American historian and professor whose work focuses on the lives and times of the founders of the United States of America. American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas ...more

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James Comey is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Businessperson James Brien Comey, Jr. is the seventh and current director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He was the United States Deputy Attorney General, serving in President George W. Bush's ...more

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David M. Brown is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Astronaut David McDowell Brown was a United States Navy captain and a NASA astronaut. He died on his first spaceflight, when the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated during orbital reentry into the ...more

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Jaycee Chan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Spokesperson, Businessperson, Guitarist Jaycee Chan Jo-ming is an American-born Hong Kong actor and singer. In 2004, he released his first Mandarin CD album in Hong Kong. He was based in Taiwan to continue his music career. He is the ...more

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William Barton Rogers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Geologist William Barton Rogers was a geologist, physicist, and educator at the University of Virginia from 1835 to 1853. In 1861, Rogers founded the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The university ...more

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James Breckinridge is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Lawyer James Breckinridge was a Virginia lawyer and politician and a member of the Breckinridge family. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates, as well as the U.S. House of Representatives. He ...more

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Michael Powell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Michael Kevin Powell is an American former Republican chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and current president of the lobbyist trade group the National Cable & ...more

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Pinball Clemons is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
American Football coach, Coach, American football player Michael Lutrell "Pinball" Clemons, O.Ont is a Canadian-American Vice-Chair for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. Clemons played with the Argos for twelve seasons, ...more

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Joseph J. Davis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer Joseph Jonathan Davis was an American lawyer and judge who represented his native North Carolina's 4th congressional district from 1875 to 1881. Born near the small North Carolina town of ...more

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Darren Sharper is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
American football player Darren Mallory Sharper is a former American football safety who played in the National Football League for fourteen seasons. He played college football for the College of William & Mary. He ...more

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John Page is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Politician John Page was a figure in early United States history. He served in the U.S. Congress and as the 13th Governor of Virginia.

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Philip Pendleton Barbour is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Lawyer Philip Pendleton Barbour was a U.S. Congressman from Virginia and an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. He was also the brother of Virginia governor and U.S. Secretary of War ...more

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Alan Mollohan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Alan Bowlby Mollohan is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for West Virginia's 1st congressional district from 1983 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party and a ...more

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John N. Dalton is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Politician, Lawyer John Nichols Dalton was the 63rd Governor of the U.S. state of Virginia, serving from 1978 to 1982. Dalton won the office with 55.9% of the vote, defeating Democrat Henry E. Howell, Jr and ...more

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Jim D. Hansen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Lawyer James Duncan "Jim" Hansen is an American attorney, Ada County Highway District Commissioner and former Democratic politician from Idaho. He was the 2006 Democratic nominee for Congress ...more

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Andrew Stevenson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Andrew Stevenson was a Democratic politician in the United States. Educated at the College of William and Mary, he married three times. His second wife, Sarah Coles, was a cousin of Dolley ...more

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Chip Esten is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Singer Charles Esten Puskar III, known professionally as Chip Esten and Charles Esten, is an American actor, singer and comedian. Esten is best-known for his role as Deacon Claybourne on ABC's ...more

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William T. Barry is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Politician, Lawyer William Taylor Barry was an American statesman and jurist.

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James Brown is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Politician, Lawyer James Brown was a lawyer, U.S. Senator from Louisiana and Minister to France. He was the brother of John Brown, the cousin of John Breckinridge, James Breckinridge and Francis Preston, ...more

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Todd Book is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Todd Book is a former Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives who was first elected in 2002. He served the 89th House District, which includes all of Scioto County, the western ...more

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James Murray Mason is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Politician, Lawyer James Murray Mason was a United States Representative and United States Senator from Virginia. He was a grandson of George Mason and represented the Confederate States of America as appointed ...more

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William A. Burwell is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Politician William Armisted Burwell was a nineteenth-century congressman and presidential secretary from Virginia.

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Linda Lavin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Actor Linda Lavin is an American singer and actress. She is known for playing the title character in the sitcom Alice and for her stage performances, both on Broadway and Off-Broadway. After acting as ...more

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Steve Christie is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Sports commentator, American football player Geoffrey Stephen Christie is a former Canadian American football placekicker in the National Football League, who, as a member of the Buffalo Bills, became known for his ability to kick clutch ...more

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George Wythe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
George Wythe was the first American law professor, a noted classics scholar and Virginia judge, as well as a prominent opponent of slavery. The first of the seven Virginia signatories of the ...more

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Lewis Glucksman is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Businessperson, Banker Lewis L. Glucksman was a former Lehman Brothers trader and former chief executive officer and chairman of Lehman Brothers, Kuhn, Loeb Inc.

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Bushrod Washington is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni
Judge Bushrod Washington was a U.S. Supreme Court associate justice for over thirty years. He was the nephew of American founding father George Washington. Washington was born in Westmoreland County, ...more