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Famous Columbia College Of Columbia University In The City Of New York Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Columbia College of Columbia University in the City of New York and be of some renown.

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?”
  • 1
    Allen Ginsberg

    Allen Ginsberg

    Film Score Composer, Poet

    AgeDec. at 71 (1926-1997)

    BirthplaceArea code 862, Area code 973, Area codes 862 and 973, Essex County, Contiguous United States

    Irwin Allen Ginsberg (; June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American poet, philosopher and... more on Wikipedia

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    #34 of 250 The Best Gay Authors#57 of 369 The Greatest Poets of All Time

  • 2
    Ben Stein

    Ben Stein

    Commentator, Financial adviser


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Benjamin Jeremy Stein (born November 25, 1944) is an American writer, lawyer, actor, and... more on Wikipedia

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    #94 of 269 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World#9 of 27 The Best Actors And Actresses Whose Whole Thing Is Their Voice

  • 3
    Roy Cohn

    Roy Cohn

    Businessperson, Politician

    AgeDec. at 59 (1927-1986)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Roy Marcus Cohn (; February 20, 1927 – August 2, 1986) was an American lawyer best known for... more on Wikipedia

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    #74 of 92 Famous Only Children#3 of 12 Famous Gay People Who Died Of AIDS

  • 4
    Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin

    Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin

    Physicist, Chemist

    AgeDec. at 77 (1858-1935)

    BirthplaceIdvor, Eurasia, Serbia, Vojvodina

    Mihajlo Idvorski Pupin, Ph.D., LL.D. (Serbian Cyrillic: Михајло Идворски Пупин, pronounced... more on Wikipedia

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    #626 of 1,357 The Greatest Minds of All Time#349 of 433 The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

  • 5
    Eddie Collins

    Eddie Collins

    Baseball player

    AgeDec. at 64 (1887-1951)

    BirthplaceMillerton, New York

    Edward Trowbridge Collins Sr. (May 2, 1887 – March 25, 1951), nicknamed "Cocky", was an... more on Wikipedia

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    #71 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#27 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

  • 6
    Whittaker Chambers

    Whittaker Chambers

    Poet, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 60 (1901-1961)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Whittaker Chambers, born Jay Vivian Chambers (April 1, 1901 – July 9, 1961), was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Jack Kerouac

    Jack Kerouac

    Painter, Poet

    AgeDec. at 47 (1922-1969)

    BirthplaceLowell, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Jack Kerouac (; born Jean-Louis Kérouac (though he called himself Jean-Louis Lebris de... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    DeWitt Clinton

    DeWitt Clinton

    Politician, Naturalist

    AgeDec. at 59 (1769-1828)

    BirthplaceLittle Britain, New York, United States of America

    DeWitt Clinton (March 2, 1769 – February 11, 1828) was an American politician and naturalist... more on Wikipedia

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    #192 of 267 The Most Influential Politicians in American History#6 of 42 Famous Irish American Politicians

  • 9
    Roone Arledge

    Roone Arledge

    Television producer, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 71 (1931-2002)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Roone Pinckney Arledge, Jr. (July 8, 1931 – December 5, 2002) was an American sports and news... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    John Berryman

    John Berryman

    Poet, Writer

    AgeDec. at 58 (1914-1972)

    BirthplaceMcAlester, Oklahoma

    John Allyn McAlpin Berryman (born John Allyn Smith, Jr.; October 25, 1914 – January 7, 1972)... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Julius Genachowski
    Julius Genachowski (born August 19, 1962) is an American lawyer and businessman. He became the... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Michael I. Sovern

    Michael I. Sovern

    Educator, Writer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Michael Ira Sovern (born December 1, 1931) was the 17th president of Columbia University. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Jacques Barzun

    Jacques Barzun

    Historian, Professor

    AgeDec. at 105 (1907-2012)

    BirthplaceCréteil, France

    Jacques Martin Barzun (; November 30, 1907 – October 25, 2012) was a French-American historian... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Eric Holder

    Eric Holder

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Eric Himpton Holder Jr. (born January 21, 1951) is an American lawyer who served as the 82nd... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Alfred L. Kroeber

    Alfred L. Kroeber

    Anthropologist, Archaeologist

    AgeDec. at 84 (1876-1960)

    BirthplaceHoboken, New Jersey

    Alfred Louis Kroeber (June 11, 1876 – October 5, 1960) was an American cultural... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Joshua Lederberg

    Joshua Lederberg

    Microbiologist, Molecular Biologist

    AgeDec. at 83 (1925-2008)

    BirthplaceMontclair, New Jersey

    Joshua Lederberg, ForMemRS (May 23, 1925 – February 2, 2008) was an American molecular... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    Edwin Schlossberg

    Designer, Author


    BirthplaceNew York

    Edwin Arthur Schlossberg (born July 19, 1945) is an American designer, author, and artist. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Angelo Falcón

    Angelo Falcón

    Political scientist


    BirthplaceSan Juan, Puerto Rico

    Angelo Falcón (June 23, 1951 – May 24, 2018) was a Puerto Rican political scientist best known... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Nicholas Murray Butler

    Nicholas Murray Butler

    Politician, Diplomat

    AgeDec. at 85 (1862-1947)

    BirthplaceElizabeth, New Jersey, United States of America

    Nicholas Murray Butler (April 2, 1862 – December 7, 1947) was an American philosopher,... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    AgeDec. at 91 (1900-1991)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Benjamin Joseph Buttenwieser (October 22, 1900 – December 31, 1991) was an American banker,... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Oscar Straus

    Oscar Straus

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 76 (1850-1926)

    BirthplaceOtterberg, Germany

    Oscar Solomon Straus (December 23, 1850 – May 3, 1926) was United States Secretary of Commerce... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Hamilton Fish

    Hamilton Fish

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 85 (1808-1893)

    BirthplaceNew York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America

    Hamilton Fish (August 3, 1808 – September 7, 1893) was an American politician who served as... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Michael Mukasey

    Michael Mukasey

    Judge, Lawyer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Michael Bernard Mukasey (; born July 28, 1941) is a lawyer and former federal judge who served... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Seth Low

    Seth Low


    AgeDec. at 66 (1850-1916)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States

    Seth Low (January 18, 1850 – September 17, 1916) was an American educator and political figure... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Valentine Mott

    Valentine Mott


    AgeDec. at 80 (1785-1865)

    BirthplaceGlen Cove, New York

    Valentine Mott (August 20, 1785 – April 26, 1865), American surgeon, was born at Glen Cove,... more on Wikipedia