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Famous Davidson College Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 26.2k views105 items

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

Items include everything from Woodrow Wilson to Stephen Curry.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Davidson College?” and “Which celebrities are Davidson College alumni?”
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  • 1
    Patricia Cornwell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni

    Patricia Cornwell

    Crime writer, Journalist

    Age64

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Patricia Cornwell (born Patricia Carroll Daniels; June 9, 1956) is a contemporary American... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Woodrow Wilson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni

    Woodrow Wilson

    Politician, Historian

    AgeDec. at 68 (1856-1924)

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was an American statesman,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    William Styron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni

    William Styron

    Novelist, Screenwriter

    AgeDec. at 81 (1925-2006)

    BirthplaceHilton Village, Virginia, United States of America

    William Clark Styron Jr. (June 11, 1925 – November 1, 2006) was an American novelist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Jana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni

    Jana

    Singer-songwriter, Author

    Age40

    Jana Maria Mashonee, (born Jana Maria Sampson; May 11, 1980), better known by her stage name,... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Dean Rusk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni

    Dean Rusk

    Politician, Soldier

    AgeDec. at 85 (1909-1994)

    BirthplaceGeorgia, United States of America

    David Dean Rusk (February 9, 1909 – December 20, 1994) was the United States Secretary of... more on Wikipedia

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    #195 of 269 The Most Influential Politicians in American History#240 of 433 The Most Important Leaders in U.S. History

  • 6
    Tony Snow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni

    Tony Snow

    Spokesperson, Editor

    AgeDec. at 53 (1955-2008)

    BirthplaceKentucky, Richmond-Berea, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area, United States of America, Berea

    Robert Anthony Snow, known as Tony Snow (June 1, 1955 – July 12, 2008), was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    John Spratt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni

    John Spratt

    Politician

    Age77

    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina, United States of America

    John McKee Spratt Jr. (born November 1, 1942) is an American politician who was the U.S.... more on Wikipedia
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    Thomas Marshburn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni

    Thomas Marshburn

    Astronaut, Physician

    Age60

    BirthplaceStatesville, North Carolina

    Thomas Henry "Tom" Marshburn (born August 29, 1960) is an American physician and a NASA... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Stan Humphries is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni
    Stan Humphries is Vice President of Data and Analytics at Zillow.com. Prior to joining Zillow,...
  • 10
    James P. Whitson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni

    James P. Whitson

    Businessperson

    Age75

    James P. Whitson is the Chief Tax Officer for Delphi Corporation. He is responsible for...
  • 11
    Clayton Daley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni

    Clayton Daley

    Businessperson

    Age68

    BirthplaceCanton, Ohio

    Clayton C. Daley, Jr. (born November 6, 1951, in Canton, Ohio) retired as the vice chairman... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Vince W. Foster is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni

    Vince W. Foster

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 48 (1945-1993)

    BirthplaceHope, Arkansas, United States of America

    Vincent Walker Foster Jr. (January 15, 1945 – July 20, 1993) was a Deputy White House Counsel... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    William J. Haynes, II is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni

    William J. Haynes, II

    Attorney at law, Lawyer

    Age62

    BirthplaceWaco, Texas, United States of America

    William James Haynes II (born March 30, 1958) is an American lawyer and was General Counsel of... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Lenny McAllister is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni

    Lenny McAllister

    Commentator, Author

    Age48

    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Leonard Francis McAllister Jr. (born January 13, 1972) is an American political commentator... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Wyche Fowler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni

    Age80

    BirthplaceArea code 678, Area code 404, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    William Wyche Fowler Jr. (born October 6, 1940) is an American former politician and diplomat.... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Lunsford Richardson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni

    Lunsford Richardson

    Pharmacist, Businessperson

    AgeDec. at 65 (1854-1919)

    BirthplaceSelma, North Carolina

    Lunsford Richardson, Dec 29, 1854–Aug 21, 1919, was an American pharmacist from Selma, North... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni

    Stephen Curry

    Basketball player

    Age32

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II ( STEF-ən; born March 14, 1988) is an American professional... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Charles Wright is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni

    Charles Wright

    Poet, Professor

    Age85

    BirthplacePickwick Dam, Tennessee

    Charles Wright (born August 25, 1935) is an American poet. He shared the National Book Award... more on Wikipedia
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    James G. Martin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni

    Age84

    BirthplaceSavannah, Georgia, United States of America

    James Grubbs "Jim" Martin (born December 11, 1935) is a retired American politician who served... more on Wikipedia
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    William R. Ferris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni

    Age78

    BirthplaceVicksburg, Mississippi

    William Reynolds Ferris (born February 5, 1942) is an American author and scholar and former... more on Wikipedia
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    Donald Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni

    Donald Davis

    Novelist, Author

    Age76

    BirthplaceWaynesville, North Carolina

    Donald Davis (born 1944) is an American storyteller, author and minister. Davis had a... more on Wikipedia
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    David H. Gambrell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni

    David H. Gambrell

    David Henry Gambrell (born December 20, 1929) is an American attorney who represented Georgia... more on Wikipedia
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    Rufus G. Herring is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni

    Rufus G. Herring

    Rufus Geddie Herring (June 11, 1921 – January 31, 1996) was a United States Naval Reserve... more on Wikipedia
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    David Blount is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni
    David Blount (born July 19, 1967) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi Senate,... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    George Osborne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni

    George Osborne

    Politician

    Age49

    BirthplacePaddington, London, United Kingdom

    George Gideon Oliver Osborne (born Gideon Oliver Osborne; 23 May 1971) is a British newspaper... more on Wikipedia
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