Famous Groton School Alumni

Voting 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
    Politician, Soldier, Corporate lawyer
    • Age: Dec. at 63 (1882-1945)
    • Birthplace: New York City, Hyde Park, New York, USA
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt (, ; January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to by initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd president of the United ...more
  • Sam Waterston
    Television director, Television producer, Film Producer
    • Age: 82
    • Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Samuel Atkinson Waterston (born November 15, 1940) is an American actor, producer, and director. Among other roles, he is noted for his portrayal of Sydney Schanberg in The Killing Fields (1984), for ...more
  • Dean Acheson
    Statesman, Author, Lawyer
    • Age: Dec. at 78 (1893-1971)
    • Birthplace: Middletown, Connecticut, United States of America
    Dean Gooderham Acheson (pronounced ; April 11, 1893 – October 12, 1971) was an American statesman and lawyer. As United States Secretary of State in the administration of President Harry S Truman ...more
  • Louis Auchincloss
    Historian, Novelist, Author
    • Age: Dec. at 92 (1917-2010)
    • Birthplace: Lawrence, New York
    Louis Stanton Auchincloss (; September 27, 1917 – January 26, 2010) was an American lawyer, novelist, historian, and essayist. He is best known as a novelist who parlayed his experiences into books ...more
  • Hiram "Harry" Bingham IV (July 17, 1903 – January 12, 1988) was an American diplomat. He served as a Vice Consul in Marseilles, France, during World War II, and, along with Varian Fry, helped over ...more
  • Sumner Welles
    Politician, Diplomat
    • Age: Dec. at 68 (1892-1961)
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    Benjamin Sumner Welles (October 14, 1892 – September 24, 1961) was an American government official and diplomat in the Foreign Service. He was a major foreign policy adviser to President Franklin D. ...more