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

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

Alumni include Franklin D. Roosevelt, Sam Waterston and more.

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

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Franklin D. Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Politician, Soldier, Corporate lawyer Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the ...more

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Sam Waterston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Samuel Atkinson "Sam" Waterston is an American actor, producer and director. Among other roles, he is noted for his Academy Award-nominated portrayal of Sydney Schanberg in The Killing ...more

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Dean Acheson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Statesman, Author, Lawyer Dean Gooderham Acheson was an American statesman and lawyer. As United States Secretary of State in the administration of President Harry S. Truman from 1949 to 1953, he played a central role in ...more

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Louis Auchincloss is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Historian, Novelist, Author Louis Stanton Auchincloss was an American lawyer, novelist, historian, and essayist. He is best known as a prolific novelist who parlayed his experiences into books exploring the experiences and ...more

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Hiram Bingham IV is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Hiram "Harry" Bingham IV was an American diplomat. He served as a Vice Consul in Marseilles, France, during World War II, and, along with Varian Fry, helped over 2,500 Jews to flee ...more

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Sumner Welles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Politician, Diplomat Benjamin Sumner Welles was an American government official and diplomat in the Foreign Service. He was a major foreign policy adviser to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and served as Under ...more

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Alexandra Paul is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Actor, Athlete, Swimmer Alexandra Elizabeth Paul is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Lt. Stephanie Holden in the television series Baywatch from 1992–97. She has performed in over 70 movies and ...more

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Fred Gwynne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Illustrator, Painter, Actor Frederick Hubbard "Fred" Gwynne was an American actor. Gwynne was best known for his roles in the 1960s sitcoms Car 54, Where Are You? and The Munsters, as well as his later roles in ...more

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F. Trubee Davison is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Politician Frederick Trubee Davison was an American World War I aviator, Assistant US Secretary of War, Director of Personnel for the Central Intelligence Agency, and President of the American Museum of ...more

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Erastus Corning 2nd is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Insurance broker, Politician Erastus Corning 2nd was an American politician. He was Mayor of Albany, New York for more than 40 years, from 1942 to 1983, when Albany County was controlled by one of the last two classic urban ...more

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E. Roland Harriman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Philanthropist, Financier E. Roland Harriman was a financier and philanthropist. For those who were very close to him, his nickname was "Bunny".

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W. Averell Harriman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Diplomat William Averell Harriman was an American Democratic Party politician, businessman, and diplomat. He was the son of railroad baron E. H. Harriman. He served as Secretary of Commerce under ...more

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William Woodward, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Banker William Woodward, Sr. was an American banker and major owner and breeder in thoroughbred horse racing.

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Archibald Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Archibald Bulloch "Archie" Roosevelt, the fifth child of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, was a distinguished U.S. Army officer and commander of U.S. forces in both World War I and ...more

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Quentin Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Fighter pilot Quentin Roosevelt was the youngest son of President Theodore Roosevelt. Family and friends agreed that Quentin had many of his father's positive qualities and few of the negative ones. Inspired ...more

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Francis Biddle is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Judge, Lawyer Francis Beverley Biddle was an American lawyer and judge who was Attorney General of the United States during World War II and who served as the primary American judge during the postwar ...more

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Curtis Sittenfeld is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Novelist Elizabeth Curtis Sittenfeld is an American writer. She is author of four novels: Prep, the tale of a Massachusetts prep school; The Man of My Dreams, a coming-of-age novel and an examination of ...more

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Harry Payne Whitney is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Lawyer Harry Payne Whitney was an American businessman, thoroughbred horsebreeder, and member of the prominent Whitney family.

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Endicott Peabody is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
American football player, Lawyer Endicott Peabody was the 62nd Governor of Massachusetts, serving a single two-year term from January 3, 1963 to January 7, 1965.

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Stanley Rogers Resor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Stanley Rogers Resor was an American lawyer, United States military officer, and government official.

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Adrian S. Fisher is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Lawyer Adrian Sanford Fisher was an American lawyer and federal public servant, who served from the late 1930s through the early 1980s. He was associated with the Department of War and Department of ...more

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McGeorge Bundy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Author, Writer McGeorge "Mac" Bundy was an American expert in foreign and defense policy, serving as United States National Security Advisor to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson from ...more

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Bronson M. Cutting is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Politician Bronson Murray Cutting was a United States Senator from New Mexico, publisher, and military attaché.

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Francis Murray Forbes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni

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Jonathan Brewster Bingham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Politician Jonathan Brewster Bingham was an American politician and diplomat. He was the US delegate to the United Nations General Assemblies and was elected to Congress.