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

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

A list made up of graduates like Peter Falk and Tony Goldwyn.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Hamilton College?” and “Which celebrities are Hamilton College alumni?”
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Peter Falk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Certified Public Accountant, Television producer, Actor
Peter Michael Falk was an American actor, best known for his role as Lt. Columbo in the television series Columbo. He appeared in numerous films such as The Princess Bride, The Great Race and ...more
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William H. Masters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Physician
William Howell Masters was an American gynecologist, best known as the senior member of the Masters and Johnson sexuality research team. Along with Virginia E. Johnson, he pioneered research ...more
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Ezra Pound is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Poet, Literary critic, Writer
Ezra Weston Loomis Pound was an expatriate American poet and critic who was a major figure of the early modernist movement. His contribution to poetry began with his development of Imagism, a ...more
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Alan G. Lafley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Businessperson
Alan George "A.G." Lafley is the Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Procter & Gamble. Originally retired in 2010, he rejoined the Company on May 23, ...more
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Tony Goldwyn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Actor
Anthony Howard "Tony" Goldwyn is an American actor and director. He portrayed the villain Carl Bruner in Ghost, Colonel Bagley in The Last Samurai, and the voice of the title character ...more
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Elihu Root is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Elihu Root was an American lawyer and statesman who served as the Secretary of War under two presidents, including President Theodore Roosevelt. He was the prototype of the 20th century ...more
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Kevin Burns is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer
Kevin Burns is an American television and film producer, director, and screenwriter. His work can be seen on A&E, National Geographic Channel, E!, Animal Planet, AMC, Bravo, WE tv, Travel ...more
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Albert Barnes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Albert Barnes was an American theologian, born in Rome, New York. He graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, in 1820, and from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1823. Barnes was ...more
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Alexander Woollcott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Critic
Alexander Humphreys Woollcott was an American critic and commentator for The New Yorker magazine and a member of the Algonquin Round Table. He was the inspiration for Sheridan Whiteside, the ...more
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Ryan Serhant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Ryan Serhant is a real estate salesperson and television star. Serhant grew up outside of Boston, Massachusetts and attended Hamilton College where he earned degrees in English Literature and ...more
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Barrett Seaman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Barrett Seaman
Barrett Seaman is the co-author of "Going For Broke: The Chrysler Story, together with Michael Moritz, and the author of Binge: Campus Life in an Age of Disconnection and Excess. It was ...more
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Tom Vilsack is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Thomas James "Tom" Vilsack is an American politician who has served as the United States Secretary of Agriculture since 2009. A member of the Democratic Party, Vilsack served as the ...more
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Theodore M. Pomeroy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Politician, Banker, Lawyer
Theodore Medad Pomeroy was an American politician from New York. He served in the House of Representatives as a Republican from 1861 to 1869, and was for a few hours Speaker of the House, from ...more
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B. F. Skinner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Poet, Psychologist, Inventor
Burrhus Frederic Skinner was an American psychologist, behaviorist, author, inventor, and social philosopher. He was the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University from 1958 ...more
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Daniel D. Pratt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer, Teacher
Daniel Darwin Pratt was a United States Senator from Indiana. Born in Palermo, Maine, he moved to New York with his parents, who settled in Fenner. He attended the public schools and Cazenovia ...more
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Joseph I. France is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Politician
Joseph Irwin France was a Republican member of the United States Senate, representing the State of Maryland from 1917–1923.
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Paul Lieberstein is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Paul Bevan Lieberstein is an American screenwriter, actor and television producer. A Primetime Emmy Award winner, he is known as a writer, producer, and as supporting cast member Toby Flenderson ...more
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James S. Sherman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
James Schoolcraft Sherman was a United States Representative from New York and the 27th Vice President of the United States, under President William Howard Taft. He was a member of the ...more
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William H. H. Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
William Henry Harrison Miller was an American lawyer and Attorney General of the United States. Born in Augusta, New York, William Miller graduated from Hamilton College in 1861. While at ...more
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Katie Leung is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Actor
Katie Liu Leung is a Scottish film, television and stage actress. She is best known for playing Cho Chang, first love interest for lead character Harry Potter, in the Harry Potter film series. A ...more
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Guy Hebert is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Ice Hockey Player
Guy Andre Hebert is a retired American professional ice hockey goaltender. He is a graduate of La Salle Institute in Troy and Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. Despite being an American, he ...more
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Bruce Cutler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Lawyer
Bruce Cutler is an American criminal defense lawyer known for defending organized-crime defendants, and for media appearances as an actor, a legal commentator, and a reality-show attorney.
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Terry Brooks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer
Terence Dean "Terry" Brooks is an American writer of fantasy fiction. He writes mainly epic fantasy, and has also written two movie novelizations. He has written 23 New York Times ...more
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John Tufts is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Professor
John Marshall Tufts was a professor of English Literature at Western Connecticut State University, and a decorated submarine combat veteran in the Pacific Theater in WWII.
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Grant Lewi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Astrologer
William Grant Lewi II was an American astrologer and author. Best known for his books Astrology for the Millions and Heaven Knows What, Lewi has been described as "the father of modern ...more