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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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Patricia Cornwell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni
Crime writer, Journalist, Novelist
Patricia Cornwell is a contemporary American writer. She is widely known for writing a popular series of novels featuring the heroine Dr. Kay Scarpetta, a medical examiner. Her books have sold ...more
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Woodrow Wilson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni
Politician, Historian, Professor
Thomas Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921 and leader of the Progressive Movement. A Southerner with a PhD in political science, he served as President ...more
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William Styron is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author
William Clark Styron, Jr. was an American novelist and essayist who won major literary awards for his work. For much of his career, Styron was best known for his novels, including: Lie Down in ...more
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Jana is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Author, Actor
Jana Maria Mashonee, better known by her stage name, Jana, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, author and philanthropist. She is originally from Robeson County, North Carolina. Jana is a ...more
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Dean Rusk is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni
Politician, Soldier, Diplomat
David Dean Rusk was the United States Secretary of State from 1961 to 1969 under presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Rusk is the joint-second-longest serving U.S. Secretary of ...more
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Tony Snow is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni
Spokesperson, Editor, Speechwriter
Robert Anthony "Tony" Snow was an American journalist, political commentator, television news anchor, syndicated columnist, radio host, musician, and the third White House Press ...more
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John Spratt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni
Politician
John McKee Spratt, Jr. is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for South Carolina's 5th congressional district from 1983 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Spratt ...more
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Thomas Marshburn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni
Astronaut, Physician
Thomas Henry "Tom" Marshburn is an American physician and a NASA astronaut. Marshburn was born in Statesville, North Carolina. He trained in emergency medicine and worked in emergency ...more
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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, Stan spent five years at Expedia.com where he ran a team responsible for finding innovative ways to ...more
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James P. Whitson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni
Businessperson
James P. Whitson is the Chief Tax Officer for Delphi Corporation. He is responsible for directing Delphi's global tax and customs planning and reporting.Prior to joining Delphi in August 1998, ...more
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Clayton Daley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni
Businessperson
Clayton C. Daley, Jr. retired as the vice chairman and chief financial officer of The Procter & Gamble Company effective September 16, 2009, after 35 years of service. He stepped down as CFO ...more
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Vince W. Foster is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Vincent Walker "Vince" Foster, Jr. was a Deputy White House Counsel during the first few months of President Bill Clinton's administration. Before that he was a partner at Rose Law ...more
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William J. Haynes, II is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni
Attorney at law, Lawyer
William James Haynes II is an American lawyer and was General Counsel of the Department of Defense during much of 43rd President George W. Bush's administration and his war on terror. Haynes ...more
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Lenny McAllister is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni
Commentator, Author
Lenny McAllister is a conservative American political commentator for a number of newspapers and websites, including AOL and The Root.
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Wyche Fowler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni
Lawyer
William Wyche Fowler, Jr. is an American politician and ambassador. He is a member of the Democratic Party and served as U.S. Senator from Georgia from January 1987 to January 1993. He had ...more
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Lunsford Richardson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni
Pharmacist, Businessperson, Entrepreneur
Lunsford Richardson, 1854–1919, was a U.S. pharmacist from Selma, North Carolina, and the founder of Vick Chemical Company. He died August 20, 1919.
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Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni
Basketball player
Wardell Stephen "Steph" Curry II (born March 14, 1988) is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A ...more
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Charles Wright is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni
Poet, Professor, Author
Charles Wright is an American poet. He shared the National Book Award in 1983 for Country Music: Selected Early Poems and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1998 for Black Zodiac. In June 2014, he was ...more
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James G. Martin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni
Chemist
James Grubbs "Jim" Martin was the 70th Governor of the state of North Carolina. He served from 1985 to 1993. He was the second Republican elected to the office after Reconstruction, ...more
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William R. Ferris is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni
Author
William Reynolds Ferris is an American author and scholar and former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. With Judy Peiser he co-founded the Center for Southern Folklore in ...more
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Donald Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni
Novelist, Author
Donald Davis is an American storyteller, author and minister. Davis had a twenty-year career as a minister before he became a professional storyteller. He has recorded over 25 storytelling ...more
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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 is a Georgia attorney who represented his state in the United States Senate from 1971 through 1972.
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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 was a United States Naval Reserve officer and a recipient of America's highest military decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.
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David Blount is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni
David Blount is a Democratic member of the Mississippi Senate, representing the 29th District since 2008. His present term of office is to end in 2016. Prior to being a state senator, he was ...more
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George Osborne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Davidson College Alumni
Politician
George Gideon Oliver Osborne is a British Conservative Party politician who has been the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Second Lord of the Treasury since 2010 and the Member of Parliament for ...more