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Famous College Of William And Mary Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Jon Stewart1

    Jon Stewart

    Commentator, Talk show host


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz; November 28, 1962) is an American comedian,...  more

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  • Thomas Jefferson2

    Thomas Jefferson

    Statesman, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 83 (1743-1826)

    BirthplaceShadwell, Colony of Virginia, British America

    Thomas Jefferson was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of...  more

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  • Patton Oswalt3

    Patton Oswalt

    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplacePortsmouth, USA, Virginia

    Patton Peter Oswalt (born January 27, 1969) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, voice...  more

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  • Glenn Close4

    Glenn Close

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceGreenwich, Connecticut, United States of America

    Glenn Close (born March 19, 1947) is an American actress and producer. "Long considered one of...  more

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  • Kelly Choi5

    Kelly Choi

    Television director, Journalist


    BirthplaceSeoul, South Korea

    Kelly Choi is a former host of Bravo TV's Top Chef spin-off, Top Chef Masters Choi was the...  more
  • Christopher Bram6

    Christopher Bram

    Novelist, Writer


    BirthplaceBuffalo, New York

    Christopher Bram (born 1952) is an American author. Bram grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia...  more
  • James Monroe7

    James Monroe

    Politician, Farmer

    AgeDec. at 73 (1758-1831)

    BirthplaceMonroe Hall, Virginia, British America

    James Monroe (; April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was an American statesman, lawyer, diplomat and...  more

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  • John Marshall8

    John Marshall

    Judge, Politician

    AgeDec. at 80 (1755-1835)

    BirthplaceGermantown, Virginia, Virginia, USA

    John James Marshall (September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835) was an American politician and lawyer...  more
  • Henry Clay9

    Henry Clay

    Statesman, Politician

    AgeDec. at 75 (1777-1852)

    BirthplaceVirginia, USA

    Henry Clay Sr. (April 12, 1777 – June 29, 1852) was an American attorney and statesman who...  more

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  • John Tyler10

    John Tyler

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 72 (1790-1862)

    BirthplaceCharles City County, Virginia, United States of America

    John Tyler (March 29, 1790 – January 18, 1862) was the tenth president of the United States...  more

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  • John Boswell11

    John Boswell

    Historian, Writer

    AgeDec. at 47 (1947-1994)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    John Eastburn Boswell (March 20, 1947 – December 24, 1994) was a historian and a full...  more
  • Winfield Scott12
    Winfield Scott (June 13, 1786 – May 29, 1866) was an American military commander and political...  more

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  • Kate Fleming13
    Kathryn Ann Fleming (October 6, 1965 – December 14, 2006) was an American actress, voice...  more
  • Robert Gates14

    Robert Gates

    Statesman, Politician


    BirthplaceWichita, Kansas, United States of America

    Robert Michael Gates (born September 25, 1943) is an American statesman, scholar, intelligence...  more
  • Perry Ellis15

    Perry Ellis

    Fashion designer

    AgeDec. at 46 (1940-1986)

    BirthplacePortsmouth, Virginia

    Perry Edwin Ellis was an American fashion designer who founded his eponymous sportswear house,...  more


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  • Bill Lawrence16

    Bill Lawrence

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceRidgefield, Connecticut, United States of America

    William Van Duzer Lawrence IV (born December 26, 1968) is an American screenwriter, producer,...  more
  • Steven Culp17


    BirthplaceLa Jolla, San Diego, California, USA

    Steven Bradford Culp (born December 3, 1955) is an American film and television actor. He is...  more
  • Dina Titus18

    Dina Titus

    Politician, Political scientist


    BirthplaceThomasville, Georgia, United States of America

    Alice Costandina "Dina" Titus (born May 23, 1950) is an American politician who has been the...  more
  • Christina  Romer19

    Christina Romer

    Professor, Economist


    BirthplaceAlton, Illinois, United States of America

    Christina Duckworth Romer (née Duckworth; born December 25, 1958) is the Class of 1957 Garff...  more
  • Mike Tomlin20


    BirthplaceHampton, Virginia, United States of America

    Michael Pettaway Tomlin (born March 15, 1972) is an American football coach who is the 16th...  more
  • John J. Crittenden21

    John J. Crittenden

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 76 (1787-1863)

    BirthplaceVersailles, Kentucky, United States of America

    John Jordan Crittenden (September 10, 1787 – July 26, 1863) was an American politician from...  more
  • Dylan Baker22


    BirthplaceSyracuse, New York, United States of America

    Dylan Baker (born October 7, 1959) is an American actor. He gained recognition for his roles...  more
  • Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart23

    AgeDec. at 84 (1807-1891)

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Alexander Hugh Holmes Stuart (April 2, 1807 – February 13, 1891) was a prominent Virginia...  more
  • Joseph J. Ellis24

    Joseph J. Ellis

    Historian, Professor


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Joseph John Ellis (born July 18, 1943) is an American historian whose work focuses on the...  more
  • James Comey25

    James Comey



    BirthplaceYonkers, New York

    James Brien Comey Jr. (; born December 14, 1960) is an American lawyer who was the 7th...  more