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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
Franklin D. Roosevelt Politician, Soldier, Corporate lawyer Franklin Delano Roosevelt, commonly known by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States. A Democrat, he won a record ...more

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Sam Waterston is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Sam Waterston 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
Dean Acheson 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
Louis Auchincloss 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 Bingham IV 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
Sumner Welles 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
Alexandra Paul 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
Fred Gwynne 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
F. Trubee Davison 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
Erastus Corning 2nd 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
E. Roland Harriman 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
W. Averell Harriman 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
William Woodward, Sr. 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 Roosevelt 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
Quentin Roosevelt 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
Francis Biddle 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
Curtis Sittenfeld 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
Harry Payne Whitney 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
Endicott Peabody 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 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
Adrian S. Fisher 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
McGeorge Bundy 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
Bronson M. Cutting 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
Jonathan Brewster Bingham 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.

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Laurence Curtis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Laurence Curtis Lawyer Laurence Curtis was a United States Representative from Massachusetts. He was born in Boston. He graduated from Groton School in 1912 and from Harvard University in 1916. He served in the ...more

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Ayi Kwei Armah is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Ayi Kwei Armah Novelist, Writer Ayi Kwei Armah is a Ghanaian writer.

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Kermit Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Kermit Roosevelt Writer Kermit Roosevelt MC was a son of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt. He was a graduate of Harvard University, a soldier serving in two world wars, a businessman, and a writer who explored two ...more

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Harry Mathews is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Harry Mathews Novelist, Writer Harry Mathews is an American author of various novels, volumes of poetry and short fiction, and essays. He is also a translator from the French.

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Eugene V. Rostow is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Eugene V. Rostow Lawyer Eugene V. Rostow was an influential legal scholar and public servant. He was Dean of Yale Law School and served as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs under President Lyndon B.

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Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt, J... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt, Jr. Soldier Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt, Jr., the first child of Archibald Bulloch Roosevelt and grandson of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, was a soldier, scholar, polyglot, authority on the Middle ...more

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Payne Whitney is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Payne Whitney Businessperson, Lawyer William Payne Whitney was a wealthy American businessman and member of the influential Whitney family.

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James Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
James Roosevelt Businessperson, Politician, Soldier James Roosevelt II was the oldest son of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. He was a United States Congressman, an officer in the United States Marine Corps, an aide to ...more

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Joseph Grew is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Joseph Grew Diplomat Joseph Clark Grew was an American career diplomat and Foreign Service officer. Early in his career, he was the chargé d'affaires at the American Embassy in Vienna when the ...more

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James C. Auchincloss is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
James C. Auchincloss James Coats Auchincloss was an American businessman and Republican Party politician who represented New Jersey's 3rd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from ...more

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Richard Whitney is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Richard Whitney Richard Whitney was an American financier, president of the New York Stock Exchange from 1930 to 1935. He was later convicted of embezzlement and imprisoned.

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Joseph Alsop is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Joseph Alsop Journalist, Writer Joseph Wright Alsop V was an American journalist and syndicated newspaper columnist from the 1930s through the 1970s. His influential journalism and status as a top insider in Washington was ...more

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Joseph Willard Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Joseph Willard Roosevelt Musician Joseph Willard Roosevelt was an American pianist and composer. Joseph was the second son of Kermit Roosevelt and Belle Wyatt Willard. His paternal grandparents were U.S. President Theodore ...more

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George Biddle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
George Biddle Artist George Biddle was an American painter, muralist and lithographer, best known for his social realism and combat art. A childhood friend of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, he played a major role ...more

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Peter Gammons is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Peter Gammons Commentator, Journalist Peter Gammons is an American sportswriter, media personality, and a recipient of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award for outstanding baseball writing, given by the BBWAA.

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Tracy Barnes is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Tracy Barnes Charles Tracy Barnes was a senior staff member at the United States' Central Intelligence Agency, serving as principal manager of CIA operations in the 1954 Guatemalan coup d'état and the ...more

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Elliott Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Elliott Roosevelt Pilot, Editor, Politician Elliott Roosevelt was a United States Army Air Forces officer and an author. He was a son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. After World War II, Roosevelt was ...more

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Hunter Lewis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Hunter Lewis Hunter Lewis is the co-founder of Cambridge Associates LLC, a global investment firm, and author of books in the fields of economics and moral philosophy.

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Ellery Sedgwick is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Ellery Sedgwick Ellery Sedgwick was an American editor, brother of Henry Dwight Sedgwick.

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Alexander Cochrane Forbes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
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John Train is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
John Train John Train is an American investment advisor and author. He attended Groton School and Harvard University, where he was head of the Lampoon and the Signet Society. In 1953, he co-founded and ...more

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Walter Russell Mead is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Walter Russell Mead Professor, Author Walter Russell Mead is an American academic. He serves as the James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities at Bard College and Professor of American foreign policy at Yale ...more

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William Bundy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
William Bundy William Putnam "Bill" Bundy was an attorney and intelligence expert, an analyst with the CIA. He was notable as a foreign affairs advisor to both presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon ...more

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William Woodward, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
William Woodward, Jr. William "Billy" Woodward, Jr. was the heir to the Hanover National Bank fortune, the Belair Estate and stud farm and legacy, and a leading figure in racing circles before he was shot ...more

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Sherwood Washburn is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Groton School Alumni
Sherwood Washburn Sherwood Larned Washburn, nicknamed "Sherry", was an American physical anthropologist and pioneer in the field of primatology, opening it to the study of primates in their natural ...more