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Famous Groton School Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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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  • 1
    Politician, Soldier

    AgeDec. at 63 (1882-1945)

    BirthplaceHyde Park, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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

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  • 2
    Television director, Television producer

    Age80

    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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

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  • 3
    Statesman, Author

    AgeDec. at 78 (1893-1971)

    BirthplaceMiddletown, Connecticut, USA

    NationalityUnited 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
  • 4
    Historian, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 92 (1917-2010)

    BirthplaceLawrence, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 5
    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
  • 6
    Politician, Diplomat

    AgeDec. at 68 (1892-1961)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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
  • 7
    Actor, Athlete

    Age58

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityCanada, United States of America

    Alexandra Elizabeth Paul (born July 29, 1963) is an American actress, activist, health coach, and former model. Paul began her career modeling in New York before landing her first major role in John...  more
  • 8
    Illustrator, Painter

    AgeDec. at 66 (1926-1993)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Frederick Hubbard Gwynne (July 10, 1926 – July 2, 1993) was an American actor, artist and author. Gwynne was best known for his roles in the 1960s sitcoms Car 54, Where Are You? and as Herman Munster...  more

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  • 9

    AgeDec. at 78 (1896-1974)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Frederick Trubee Davison (February 7, 1896 – November 14, 1974) was an American World War I aviator, Assistant United States Secretary of War, Director of Personnel for the Central Intelligence...  more
  • 10
    Insurance broker, Politician

    AgeDec. at 73 (1909-1983)

    BirthplaceAlbany, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Erastus Corning 2nd (October 7, 1909 – May 28, 1983) was an American politician. A Democrat, Corning served as mayor of Albany, New York from 1942 to 1983, when Albany County was controlled by one of...  more
  • 11
    Philanthropist, Financier

    AgeDec. at 82 (1895-1978)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Edward Roland Noel "Bunny" Harriman (December 24, 1895 – February 16, 1978) was an American financier and philanthropist....  more
  • 12
    Businessperson, Politician

    AgeDec. at 94 (1891-1986)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    William Averell Harriman (November 15, 1891 – July 26, 1986), better known as Averell Harriman, was an American Democratic politician, businessman, and diplomat. The son of railroad baron E. H....  more
  • 13

    AgeDec. at 77 (1876-1953)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    William Woodward Sr. (April 7, 1876 – September 25, 1953) was an American banker and major owner and breeder in thoroughbred horse racing....  more
  • 14
    Archibald Bulloch "Archie" Roosevelt (April 10, 1894 – October 13, 1979), the fifth child of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, was a distinguished U.S. Army officer and commander of U.S. forces in...  more
  • 15
    Fighter pilot

    AgeDec. at 20 (1897-1918)

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Quentin Roosevelt (November 19, 1897 – July 14, 1918) was the youngest son of President Theodore Roosevelt and First Lady Edith Roosevelt. Inspired by his father and siblings, he joined the United...  more
  • 16
    Judge, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 82 (1886-1968)

    BirthplaceParis, France

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Francis Beverley Biddle (May 19, 1886 – October 4, 1968) 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...  more
  • 17

    Age46

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Elizabeth Curtis Sittenfeld (born 1975) is an American writer. She is the author of a collection of short stories as well as five novels: Prep, the tale of a Massachusetts prep school; The Man of My...  more
  • 18

    AgeDec. at 58 (1872-1930)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Harry Payne Whitney (April 29, 1872 – October 26, 1930) was an American businessman, thoroughbred horse breeder, and member of the prominent Whitney family....  more
  • 19
    American football player, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 77 (1920-1997)

    BirthplaceLawrence, Massachusetts, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Endicott "Chub" Peabody (February 15, 1920 – December 2, 1997) was an American politician from Massachusetts. A Democrat, he served a single two-year term as the 62nd Governor of Massachusetts, from...  more
  • 20
    Stanley Rogers Resor (December 5, 1917 – April 17, 2012) was an American lawyer, United States military officer, and government official....  more
  • 21

    AgeDec. at 69 (1914-1983)

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Adrian Sanford Fisher (January 21, 1914 – March 18, 1983) was an American lawyer and federal public servant, who served from the late 1930s through the early 1980s. He was associated with the...  more
  • 22
    Author, Writer

    AgeDec. at 77 (1919-1996)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    McGeorge "Mac" Bundy (March 30, 1919 – September 16, 1996) was an American academic who served as United States National Security Advisor to Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson from 1961...  more
  • 23

    AgeDec. at 46 (1888-1935)

    BirthplaceGreat River, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Bronson Murray Cutting (June 23, 1888 – May 6, 1935) was a United States Senator from New Mexico. A Republican, he had also been a newspaper publisher and military attaché....  more
  • 24

    AgeDec. at 87 (1874-1961)

    BirthplaceParis, France

    NationalityUnited States of America

  • 25

    AgeDec. at 72 (1914-1986)

    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jonathan Brewster Bingham (April 24, 1914 – July 3, 1986) was an American politician and diplomat. He was the US delegate to the United Nations General Assembly and was elected to Congress from The...  more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to Groton School and be of some renown.