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

List includes Ben Stein, Eric Holder and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Columbia College of Columbia University in the City of New York?” and “Which celebrities are Columbia College of Columbia University in the City of New York alumni?”

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Allen Ginsberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Film Score Composer, Poet, Screenwriter Irwin Allen Ginsberg was an American poet and one of the leading figures of both the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the counterculture that soon would follow. He vigorously opposed militarism, ...more

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Ben Stein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Commentator, Financial adviser, Author Benjamin Jeremy "Ben" Stein is an American writer, lawyer, actor, and commentator on political and economic issues. He attained early success as a speechwriter for American presidents ...more

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Roy Cohn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Lawyer Roy Marcus Cohn was an American attorney who became famous during Senator Joseph McCarthy's investigations into Communist activity in the United States during the Second Red Scare. Cohn gained ...more

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Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Physicist, Chemist, Professor Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin, Ph.D., LL.D., also known as Michael I. Pupin, was a Serbian American physicist and physical chemist. Pupin is best known for his numerous patents, including a means of ...more

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Eddie Collins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Baseball player Edward Trowbridge Collins, Sr., nicknamed "Cocky", was an American Major League Baseball second baseman, manager and executive. He played from 1906 to 1930 for the Philadelphia ...more

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Whittaker Chambers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Poet, Journalist, Author Whittaker Chambers, born Jay Vivian Chambers and also known as David Whittaker Chambers, was an American writer and editor. After his early years as a Communist Party USA member and Soviet spy, ...more

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Jack Kerouac is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Painter, Poet, Novelist Jack Kerouac was an American novelist and poet. He is considered a literary iconoclast and, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, a pioneer of the Beat Generation. Kerouac is ...more

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DeWitt Clinton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Politician, Naturalist DeWitt Clinton was an early American politician and naturalist who served as a United States Senator and was the sixth governor of New York. In this last capacity, he was largely responsible for ...more

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Roone Arledge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Roone Pinckney Arledge, Jr. was an American sports and news broadcasting pioneer who was president of ABC Sports from 1968 until 1986 and ABC News from 1977 until 1998, and a key part of the ...more

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John Berryman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Poet, Writer John Allyn Berryman was an American poet and scholar, born in McAlester, Oklahoma. He was a major figure in American poetry in the second half of the 20th century and was considered a key figure ...more

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Julius Genachowski is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Julius Genachowski is an American lawyer and businessman. He became the Federal Communications Commission Chairman on June 29, 2009. On March 22, 2013, he announced he would be leaving the FCC ...more

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Michael I. Sovern is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Educator, Writer Michael Ira Sovern was the 17th president of Columbia University. He is currently the Chancellor Kent Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. He is a noted legal scholar of Labor Law and an ...more

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Jacques Barzun is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Historian, Professor, Writer Jacques Martin Barzun was a French-born American historian of ideas and culture, who wrote about a wide range of subjects, including baseball and classical music, yet is known best as a ...more

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Eric Holder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Eric Himpton Holder, Jr. is the 82nd Attorney General of the United States, in office since 2009. Holder, serving in the administration of President Barack Obama, is the first African American ...more

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Alfred L. Kroeber is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Anthropologist, Archaeologist Alfred Louis Kroeber was an American cultural anthropologist. He received his Ph.D. under Franz Boas at Columbia University in 1901, the first doctorate in anthropology awarded by Columbia. He ...more

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Joshua Lederberg is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Microbiologist, Molecular Biologist, Scientist Joshua Lederberg, ForMemRS was an American molecular biologist known for his work in microbial genetics, artificial intelligence, and the United States space program. He was just 33 years old ...more

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Edwin Schlossberg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Designer, Author, Writer Edwin Arthur "Ed" Schlossberg, founder and principal of ESI Design, is an American designer, author, and artist. He specializes in designing interactive, participatory experiences, ...more

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Angelo Falcón is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Political scientist Angelo Falcón is a political scientist best known for starting the Institute for Puerto Rican Policy in New York City in the early 1980s, a nonprofit and nonpartisan policy center that ...more

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Nicholas Murray Butler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Teacher Nicholas Murray Butler was an American philosopher, diplomat, and educator. Butler was president of Columbia University, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a ...more

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Benjamin Buttenwieser is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Banker Benjamin Joseph Buttenwieser was an American banker, philanthropist and civic leader in New York. Buttenwieser entered Columbia College at age 15 and graduated in 1919. He eventually became a ...more

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Oscar Straus is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Oscar Straus Politician, Lawyer Oscar Solomon Straus was United States Secretary of Commerce and Labor under President Theodore Roosevelt from 1906 to 1909. Straus was the first Jewish United States Cabinet Secretary.

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Hamilton Fish is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Hamilton Fish was an American statesman and politician who served as the 16th Governor of New York, a United States Senator and United States Secretary of State. Fish is considered one of the ...more

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Michael Mukasey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Judge, Lawyer Michael Bernard Mukasey is a lawyer and former judge who served as the 81st Attorney General of the United States. Mukasey, an American lawyer, was appointed following the resignation of Alberto ...more

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Seth Low is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Politician Seth Low, born in Brooklyn, New York, was an American educator and political figure who served as mayor of Brooklyn, as President of Columbia University, as diplomatic representative of the ...more

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Valentine Mott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Valentine Mott Surgeon Valentine Mott, American surgeon, was born at Glen Cove, New York. He graduated at Columbia College, studied under Sir Astley Cooper in London, and also spent a winter in Edinburgh. After acting ...more

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Mortimer J. Adler is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Writer, Philosopher Mortimer Jerome Adler was an American philosopher, educator, and popular author. As a philosopher he worked within the Aristotelian and Thomistic traditions. He lived for the longest stretches ...more

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Jean Louisa Kelly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Singer Jean Louisa Kelly is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Kim Warner on the television sitcom Yes, Dear.

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Cornelius Rea Agnew is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Physician, Surgeon Cornelius Rea Agnew was an American physician. Agnew was born in New York City, the son of William Agnew and Elizabeth Thompson Agnew. He graduated from Columbia College in 1849, and from the ...more

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Frank Lorenzo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur Francisco Anthony "Frank" Lorenzo is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is most famous for his leadership of Texas International Airlines and its successor holding company ...more

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George Templeton Strong is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
George Templeton Strong Lawyer George Templeton Strong was an American lawyer and diarist. His 2,250-page diary, discovered in the 1930s, provides a striking personal account of life in the 19th century, especially during the ...more

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Toomas Hendrik Ilves is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Diplomat Toomas Hendrik Ilves is the fourth President of Estonia, in office since 2006. Ilves worked as a diplomat and journalist, and he was the leader of the Social Democratic Party in the 1990s. He ...more

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Charles Anthon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Professor Charles Anthon was an American classical scholar.

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George Starke is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
American football player George Lawrence Starke is a former American football offensive lineman who played for the Washington Redskins in the National Football League from 1972-84. After graduating from Columbia ...more

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Morton Halperin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Political scientist Morton H. Halperin is an American expert on foreign policy and civil liberties. He served in the Johnson, Nixon, and Clinton administrations and in a number of roles with think tanks and ...more

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Robert Lefkowitz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Professor, Physician Robert Joseph Lefkowitz is an American physician and biochemist. He is best known for his work with G protein-coupled receptors, for which, with Brian Kobilka, he was awarded the 2012 Nobel ...more

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Robert Abrams is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Robert Abrams is an American lawyer and politician.

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Caroline Glick is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Editor, Journalist Caroline Glick is a US-born Israeli journalist, newspaper editor, and writer. She writes for Makor Rishon and is the deputy managing editor of The Jerusalem Post. She is also the Senior Fellow ...more

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Michael Oren is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Historian, Professor, Author Michael B. Oren is an American-born Israeli historian, author, politician, and former ambassador to the United States. A noted scholar, Oren has written books, articles, and essays on Middle ...more

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James Renwick, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Architect James Renwick, Jr. was an American architect in the 19th century. The Encyclopedia of American Architecture calls him "one of the most successful American architects of his time".

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Clement Clarke Moore is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Screenwriter, Author, Teacher Clement Clarke Moore was an American Professor of Oriental and Greek Literature, as well as Divinity and Biblical Learning, at the General Theological Seminary of the Protestant Episcopal ...more

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John Lloyd Stephens is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
John Lloyd Stephens John Lloyd Stephens was an American explorer, writer, and diplomat. Stephens was a pivotal figure in the rediscovery of Maya civilization throughout Middle America and in the planning of the ...more

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Francis Pharcellus Church is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Francis Pharcellus Church Francis Pharcellus Church was an American publisher and editor. He was a member of the Century Association.

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Michael Argenziano is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Physician, Surgeon

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Jesse Douglas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Mathematician Jesse Douglas was an American mathematician.

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Jodi Kantor is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Journalist Jodi Kantor is a New York Times correspondent and author of the best-selling book The Obamas, published by Little, Brown and Company in January 2012. She has been writing about Barack and ...more

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Eric Van Lustbader is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Eric Van Lustbader Novelist, Writer Eric Van Lustbader is a writer of thriller and fantasy novels. He has published under Eric Lustbader, Eric V. Lustbader, and Eric Van Lustbader. He is a graduate of New York's Stuyvesant High ...more

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Claire Shipman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Journalist Claire Shipman is an American television journalist, currently the senior national correspondent for the ABC program, Good Morning America. She also blogs at the website True/Slant. She is ...more

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Nicholas Garaufis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Nicholas Garaufis Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis is a Senior United States District Judge serving on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He was nominated by President Clinton on February ...more

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John Eatton Le Conte is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
John Eatton Le Conte John Eatton Le Conte, Jr. was an American naturalist. He was born near Shrewsbury, New Jersey, the son of John Eatton Le Conte and Jane Sloane Le Conte. He graduated from Columbia College, where ...more

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Richard Ravitch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni
Businessperson Richard Ravitch is an American politician and businessman who served as Lieutenant Governor of New York from 2009 to 2010. He was appointed to the position in July 2009 by New York Governor ...more