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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?”

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Dr. Seuss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Illustrator, Poet, Songwriter Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer and cartoonist. He was most widely known for his children's books, which he wrote and illustrated under the pseudonym Dr. Seuss. He had used the pen ...more

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Meryl Streep is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Spokesperson, Actor, Voice acting Meryl Streep is an American actress. A three-time Academy Award winner, she is widely regarded as one of the greatest film actors of all time. Streep made her professional stage debut in The ...more

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Mindy Kaling is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Television producer Mindy Kaling is an American actress, comedian, writer and producer.

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Michael Moriarty is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Musician, Actor Michael Moriarty is an American-Canadian stage and screen actor and a jazz musician. He played Benjamin Stone for the first four seasons in the TV series Law & Order.

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Aisha Tyler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Author Aisha Tyler is an American actress, comedian, author, writer, and music video director, known for her regular role as Andrea Marino in the first season of Ghost Whisperer, voicing Lana Kane in ...more

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Timothy Geithner is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Politician, Economist, Banker Timothy Franz Geithner is an American economic policy maker and central banker who served as the 75th United States Secretary of the Treasury, under President Barack Obama, from 2009 to 2013. He ...more

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Robert Frost is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Poet, Playwright Robert Lee Frost was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his ...more

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Keith Boykin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Editor, Novelist, Author Keith Boykin is an American broadcaster, author and commentator. He was editor of The Daily Voice, a CNBC contributor, and a co-host of the BET TV talk show My Two Cents.

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Paul Gambaccini is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Radio personality, Disc jockey, Presenter Paul Matthew Gambaccini is an American-British radio and television presenter and author in the United Kingdom. He has dual United States and British nationality, having become a British citizen ...more

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Daniel Webster is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Orator Daniel Webster was a leading American senator and statesman during the era of the Second Party System. He was the outstanding spokesman for American nationalism with powerful oratory that made ...more

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Paul Zamecnik is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Inventor, Scientist Paul Charles Zamecnik was an American scientist who played a central role in the early history of molecular biology. He was a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a senior ...more

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Laura Ingraham is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Commentator, Author, Radio personality Laura Anne Ingraham is an American radio talk show host, best-selling author, and conservative political commentator. Her nationally syndicated talk show, The Laura Ingraham Show, airs ...more

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Jeffrey R. Immelt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Businessperson Jeffrey R. Immelt is the ninth chairman of GE, a post he has held since September 7, 2001. Mr. Immelt has held several global leadership positions since coming to GE in 1982, including roles in ...more

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James H. Newman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Physicist, Astronaut James Hansen Newman 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
Andrew Scott Goldstein is the first American male team-sport professional athlete to be openly gay during his playing career. He had been a professional lacrosse goaltender for the Long Island ...more

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Paul Tsongas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Politician Paul Efthemios Tsongas was a United States Senator from Massachusetts from 1979 to 1985. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 1992 presidential election. He ...more

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Belden Bly is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Belden Gerald Bly Jr. was an American teacher and member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives for 16 terms from 1949 to 1980, representing Saugus, Massachusetts. Bly was born in Everett ...more

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David Birney is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor David Edwin Birney 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
Colonel and Brevet Brigadier General Sylvanus Thayer also known as "the Father of West Point" was an early superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point and an ...more

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Leon Black is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Businessperson, Financier Leon David Black is an American businessman. He specializes in leveraged buyouts and private equity. He founded the private equity firm Apollo Global Management in 1990.

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Moses G. Farmer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Inventor Moses Gerrish Farmer 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 John Samuel Hagelin is an American particle physicist, three-time candidate of the Natural Law Party for President of the United States, and director of the Transcendental Meditation movement ...more

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Alden Partridge is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Alden Partridge, was an American author, legislator, officer, surveyor, an early superintendent of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and a controversial pioneer in U.S. ...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 Brian Joseph White is an American actor, producer, model, dancer, and stockbroker.

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Shonda Rhimes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Shonda Lynn Rhimes is a screenwriter, director, and producer. Rhimes is best known as the creator, head writer, executive producer and showrunner of the medical drama television series Grey's ...more

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Alan Shepard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Pilot, Astronaut, United States Naval Aviator Alan Bartlett "Al" Shepard, Jr., was an American naval officer and aviator, test pilot, flag officer, one of the original NASA Mercury Seven astronauts, and businessman, who in 1961 ...more

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Thomas J. McIntyre is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Thomas James McIntyre was an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a United States Senator from New Hampshire from 1962 to 1979.

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Jack Ryan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Banker John Clemens "Jack" Ryan is a former investment banker and American politician who was a candidate in the 2004 U.S. Senate race in Illinois. In 2000, he retired as an active partner at ...more

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John S. Waugh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Chemist John Stewart Waugh was an American chemist and Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is known for developing average hamiltonian theory and using it to extend NMR ...more

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Martin J. Sherwin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Historian, Professor, Writer Martin J. Sherwin is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American historian. His scholarship mostly concerns the history of the development of atomic energy and nuclear proliferation. Sherwin received his ...more

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Scott Sandell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Venture capitalist Scott joined NEA in 1996 as an Associate, became a Partner in 1999 and a General Partner in 2000. Scott focuses on investments in information technology and alternative energy, and is ...more

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David Viscott is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Writer David Viscott, was an American psychiatrist, author, businessman, and media personality. He was a graduate of Dartmouth, Tufts Medical School and taught at University Hospital in Boston. He ...more

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Kirsten Gillibrand is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Politician, Attorney at law, Lawyer Kirsten Elizabeth Rutnik Gillibrand is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from New York, in office since 2009. Previously, she served in the United States House of ...more

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Gus Sonnenberg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Wrestler, Soldier, Actor Gustave Adolph Sonnenberg was an American football player and professional wrestler of German descent and World Heavyweight Champion. As a wrestler, he was National Wrestling Association world ...more

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Stephen Macht is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Actor Stephen Robert Macht is an American television and film actor.

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John L. Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
John Lawrence Sullivan was Assistant Secretary of the Navy 1946-47 and the first Department of Defense Secretary of the Navy in the Truman Administration 1947-49. He was appointed to that ...more

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Josh Taylor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Actor Josh Taylor is a long-time American comedy and dramatic television actor. He is best known for playing the roles of Chris Kositchek and Roman Brady on the long-running American dramatic serial ...more

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Robert (Tex) Allen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Actor Robert "Tex" Allen was a leading actor in both feature films and B-movie westerns between 1935 and 1944. Born as Irvine E. Theodore Baehr on March 28, 1906, in Mount Vernon, New York, ...more

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Kip Fulbeck is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Professor, Artist Kip Fulbeck is an American artist, spoken word performer, filmmaker and author. Fulbeck's work explores identity politics. His mixed race ethnic background is Cantonese, English, Irish, and ...more

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David Benioff is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Novelist David Benioff is an American novelist, screenwriter and television producer. He is the co-creator and showrunner of the widely acclaimed award-winning HBO series Game of Thrones.

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Don Sherwood is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Politician Donald L. "Don" Sherwood is an American politician. He served as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Pennsylvania's 10th congressional ...more

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Kamran Pasha is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Writer Kamran Pasha is a Hollywood screenwriter, director and novelist. He was a writer and producer on the NBC series Kings, after working as a producer on NBC's Bionic Woman. Previously, he was a ...more

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William Remington is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
William Walter Remington was an economist employed in various federal government positions until his career was interrupted by accusations of espionage made by the Soviet spy and defector ...more

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Jim Metzler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Sports Reporter, Baseball player, Actor Jim Metzler is an American television and film actor, best known for guest-appearances on popular TV series. In 1983, he received a Golden Globe nomination for his supporting role in the 1982 ...more

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Manuel Buchwald is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Manuel Buchwald, OC FRSC is a Canadian geneticist and academic. Born in Lima, Peru, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree summa cum laude in 1962 from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in 1967 from ...more

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Harry Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter Harry Stephen Ackerman was an American TV executive producer at Screen Gems, the television division of Columbia Pictures. From 1958 through 1974, under the command of Ackerman as Vice President ...more

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Ben Barres is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Professor Ben A. Barres is an American neurobiologist at Stanford University. His research focuses on the interaction between neurons and glial cells in the nervous system. Since 2008, he is Chair of the ...more

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Thomas Braden is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Journalist, Writer Thomas Wardell Braden was an American journalist, best remembered as the author of Eight is Enough, which spawned a popular television program, and was co-host of the CNN show Crossfire. Braden ...more

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Zell Kravinsky is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Zell Kravinsky is an American investor and utilitarian who is known for making a non-directed kidney donation to a stranger and for donating over $45 million of his personal wealth to charity. ...more

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Gordon Campbell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Dartmouth College Alumni
Politician, Real estate development, Teacher Gordon Muir Campbell OBC, is a Canadian diplomat and politician who was the 35th Mayor of Vancouver from 1986 to 1993 and the 34th Premier of British Columbia from 2001 to 2011. He was the ...more