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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?”
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt1

    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Politician, Soldier

    AgeDec. at 63 (1882-1945)

    BirthplaceNew York City, Hyde Park, New York, USA

    Franklin Delano Roosevelt (, ; January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to by... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sam Waterston2

    Sam Waterston

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts, USA

    Samuel Atkinson Waterston (born November 15, 1940) is an American actor, producer, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Dean Acheson3

    Dean Acheson

    Statesman, Author

    AgeDec. at 78 (1893-1971)

    BirthplaceMiddletown, Connecticut, United States of America

    Dean Gooderham Acheson (pronounced ; April 11, 1893 – October 12, 1971) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • Louis Auchincloss4

    Louis Auchincloss

    Historian, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 93 (1917-2010)

    BirthplaceLawrence, New York

    Louis Stanton Auchincloss (; September 27, 1917 – January 26, 2010) was an American lawyer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Hiram Bingham IV5
    Hiram "Harry" Bingham IV (July 17, 1903 – January 12, 1988) was an American diplomat. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Sumner Welles6

    Sumner Welles

    Politician, Diplomat

    AgeDec. at 69 (1892-1961)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Benjamin Sumner Welles (October 14, 1892 – September 24, 1961) was an American government... more on Wikipedia
  • Alexandra Paul7

    Alexandra Paul

    Actor, Athlete


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Alexandra Elizabeth Paul (born July 29, 1963) is an American actress, activist, health coach,... more on Wikipedia
  • Fred Gwynne8

    Fred Gwynne

    Illustrator, Painter

    AgeDec. at 67 (1926-1993)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Frederick Hubbard Gwynne (July 10, 1926 – July 2, 1993) was an American actor, artist and... more on Wikipedia

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  • F. Trubee Davison9

    AgeDec. at 78 (1896-1974)

    Frederick Trubee Davison (February 7, 1896 – November 14, 1974) was an American World War I... more on Wikipedia
  • Erastus Corning 2nd10

    Erastus Corning 2nd

    Insurance broker, Politician

    AgeDec. at 74 (1909-1983)

    BirthplaceAlbany, New York, United States of America

    Erastus Corning 2nd (October 7, 1909 – May 28, 1983) was an American politician. A Democrat,... more on Wikipedia
  • 11

    E. Roland Harriman

    Philanthropist, Financier

    AgeDec. at 83 (1895-1978)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Edward Roland Noel "Bunny" Harriman (December 24, 1895 – February 16, 1978) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • W. Averell Harriman12

    W. Averell Harriman

    Businessperson, Politician

    AgeDec. at 95 (1891-1986)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    William Averell Harriman (November 15, 1891 – July 26, 1986), better known as Averell... more on Wikipedia
  • 13

    AgeDec. at 77 (1876-1953)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    William Woodward Sr. (April 7, 1876 – September 25, 1953) was an American banker and major... more on Wikipedia
  • Archibald Roosevelt14
    Archibald Bulloch "Archie" Roosevelt (April 10, 1894 – October 13, 1979), the fifth child of... more on Wikipedia
  • Quentin Roosevelt15

    Quentin Roosevelt

    Fighter pilot

    AgeDec. at 21 (1897-1918)

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Quentin Roosevelt (November 19, 1897 – July 14, 1918) was the youngest son of President... more on Wikipedia
  • Francis Biddle16

    Francis Biddle

    Judge, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 82 (1886-1968)

    BirthplaceParis, France

    Francis Beverley Biddle (May 19, 1886 – October 4, 1968) was an American lawyer and judge who... more on Wikipedia
  • 17


    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    Elizabeth Curtis Sittenfeld (born 1975) is an American writer. She is the author of a... more on Wikipedia
  • Harry Payne Whitney18

    AgeDec. at 58 (1872-1930)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Harry Payne Whitney (April 29, 1872 – October 26, 1930) was an American businessman,... more on Wikipedia
  • Endicott Peabody19

    Endicott Peabody

    American football player, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 77 (1920-1997)

    BirthplaceLawrence, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Endicott "Chub" Peabody (February 15, 1920 – December 2, 1997) was an American politician from... more on Wikipedia
  • Stanley Rogers Resor20
    Stanley Rogers Resor (December 5, 1917 – April 17, 2012) was an American lawyer, United States... more on Wikipedia
  • Adrian S. Fisher21

    AgeDec. at 69 (1914-1983)

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    Adrian Sanford Fisher (January 21, 1914 – March 18, 1983) was an American lawyer and federal... more on Wikipedia
  • McGeorge Bundy22

    McGeorge Bundy

    Author, Writer

    AgeDec. at 77 (1919-1996)

    BirthplaceEastern United States, Boston, Area code 617, New England, United States of America

    McGeorge "Mac" Bundy (March 30, 1919 – September 16, 1996) was an American academic who served... more on Wikipedia
  • Bronson M. Cutting23

    AgeDec. at 47 (1888-1935)

    BirthplaceGreat River, New York, USA

    Bronson Murray Cutting (June 23, 1888 – May 6, 1935) was a United States Senator from New... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    AgeDec. at 87 (1874-1961)

    BirthplaceParis, France

  • Jonathan Brewster Bingham25

    AgeDec. at 72 (1914-1986)

    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

    Jonathan Brewster Bingham (April 24, 1914 – July 3, 1986) was an American politician and... more on Wikipedia