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

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

Items here include everything from Meryl Streep, Connie Britton, and other famous members of the Big Green.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Dartmouth College?” and “Which celebrities are Dartmouth College alumni?”

Take a look at this list of notable Dartmouth College alumni.
 
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Dr. Seuss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Illustrator, Poet, Songwriter

Age: Dec. at 87 (1904-1991)

Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts

Theodor Seuss Geisel ( or (listen); March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American children's author, political cartoonist, illustrator, poet, animator, screenwriter, and filmmaker. He is ...more

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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Spokesperson, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 69

Birthplace: Summit, New Jersey, United States of America

Mary Louise "Meryl" Streep (born June 22, 1949) is an American actress. Often described as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is particularly known for her ...more

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Mindy Kaling is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Television producer

Age: 39

Birthplace: Cambridge, Area code 617, Middlesex County, United States of America, United States, + more

Vera Mindy Chokalingam (born June 24, 1979), known professionally as Mindy Kaling, is an American comedian, actress and writer. From 2005 to 2012, she played Kelly Kapoor in the NBC sitcom The ...more

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#307 of 362 The Funniest People of All Time #89 of 283 The Funniest Female Comedians of All Time

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Michael Moriarty is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Musician, Actor

Age: 77

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

Michael Moriarty (born April 5, 1941) is an American-Canadian stage and screen actor and jazz musician. He received an Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award for his first acting role on American ...more

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Aisha Tyler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Author

Age: 48

Birthplace: California, United States of America

Aisha N. Tyler (born September 18, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, director and talk show host. She is known for playing Andrea Marino in the first season of Ghost Whisperer, Dr. Tara ...more

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Timothy Geithner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Politician, Economist, Banker

Age: 57

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

Timothy Franz Geithner (; born August 18, 1961) is a former American central banker who served as the 75th United States Secretary of the Treasury under President Barack Obama, from 2009 to ...more
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Robert Frost is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Poet, Playwright

Age: Dec. at 89 (1874-1963)

Birthplace: California

Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. Known for his realistic depictions of ...more

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#12 of 383 The Greatest American Writers of All Time #1,825 of 2,828 The Most Influential People of All Time

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Keith Boykin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Editor, Novelist, Author

Age: 53

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Keith Boykin (born August 28, 1965) is an American progressive broadcaster, author and commentator. He was editor of The Daily Voice, a CNBC contributor, a CNN political commentator, and a ...more
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Paul Gambaccini is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Radio personality, Disc jockey, Presenter

Age: 69

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

Paul Matthew Gambaccini (born April 2, 1949) is an American-British radio and television presenter and author in the United Kingdom. He has dual United States and British nationality, having ...more
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Daniel Webster is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Orator

Age: Dec. at 70 (1782-1852)

Birthplace: Salisbury, New Hampshire, United States of America

Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852) was an American statesman who represented New Hampshire and Massachusetts in the United States Congress and served as the United States ...more
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Paul Zamecnik is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Inventor, Scientist

Age: Dec. at 97 (1912-2009)

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

Paul Charles Zamecnik (22 November 1912 – 27 October 2009) was an American scientist who played a central role in the early history of molecular biology. He was a professor of medicine at ...more
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Laura Ingraham is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Commentator, Author, Radio personality

Age: 55

Birthplace: Glastonbury, Connecticut, United States of America

Laura Anne Ingraham (born June 19, 1963) is an American conservative television host. Ingraham formerly hosted the nationally syndicated radio show The Laura Ingraham Show for nearly two ...more

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Jeffrey R. Immelt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 63

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Jeffrey Robert Immelt (born February 19, 1956) is an American business executive currently working as a venture partner at New Enterprise Associates. He retired as chairman of the board of the ...more
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James H. Newman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Physicist, Astronaut

Age: 62

Birthplace: Federated States of Micronesia

James Hansen Newman, Ph.D. (born October 16, 1956) is an American physicist and a former NASA astronaut who flew on four Space Shuttle missions.
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Andrew Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni

Age: 35

Andrew Scott Goldstein (born March 25, 1983 in Milton, Massachusetts) is the first American male team-sport professional athlete to be openly gay during his playing career. He came out publicly ...more
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Paul Tsongas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 56 (1941-1997)

Birthplace: Lowell, Massachusetts, United States of America

Paul Efthemios Tsongas (; February 14, 1941 – January 18, 1997) was an American politician. He represented Massachusetts in both houses of the United States Congress, holding office from 1975 to ...more
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Belden Bly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni

Age: Dec. at 92 (1914-2006)

Birthplace: Everett, Massachusetts, United States of America

Belden Gerald Bly Jr. (September 29, 1914 in Everett, Massachusetts – November 3, 2006 in Wakefield, Massachusetts) was an American teacher and member of the Massachusetts House of ...more
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David Birney is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 79

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

David Edwin Birney (born April 23, 1939) is an American actor/director whose career has performances in both contemporary and classical roles in theatre, film and television.
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Sylvanus Thayer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni

Age: Dec. at 87 (1785-1872)

Birthplace: Braintree, Massachusetts

Colonel and Brevet Brigadier General Sylvanus Thayer (June 9, 1785 – September 7, 1872) also known as "the Father of West Point" was an early superintendent of the United States ...more
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Leon Black is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Businessperson, Financier

Age: 68

Leon David Black (born 1951) is an American investor and art collector. He specializes in leveraged buyouts and private equity. He founded the private equity firm Apollo Global Management in
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Moses G. Farmer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Inventor

Age: Dec. at 73 (1820-1893)

Birthplace: Boscawen, New Hampshire

Moses Gerrish Farmer (February 9, 1820 – May 25, 1893) was an electrical engineer and inventor. Farmer was a member to the AIEE, later known as the IEEE.
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John Hagelin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Politician, Physicist

Age: 64

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

John Samuel Hagelin (born June 9, 1954) is the leader of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) movement in the United States. He is president of the Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in ...more
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Alden Partridge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni

Age: Dec. at 69 (1785-1854)

Birthplace: Norwich, Vermont

Alden Partridge, (February 12, 1785 - January 17, 1854) was an American author, legislator, officer, surveyor, an early superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New ...more
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Brian J. White is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Lacrosse Player, Television producer, Stock broker

Age: 43

Birthplace: Boston, USA, Massachusetts

Brian Joseph White (born April 21, 1975) is an American actor.
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Shonda Rhimes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 49

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Shonda Lynn Rhimes (born January 13, 1970) is an American television producer, television and film writer, and author. She is best known as the showrunner—creator, head writer, and executive ...more