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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
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
Vera Mindy Chokalingam (born June 24, 1979), known professionally as Mindy Kaling, is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. From 2005 to 2013, she played Kelly Kapoor in the NBC ...more
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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