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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

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Robert Parris Moses is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Activist, Educator, Philosopher Robert Parris Moses is an American educator and civil rights activist, known for his work as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee on voter education and registration in ...more

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Samuel Eells is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Samuel Eells Lawyer Samuel Eells was a 19th-Century American philosopher, essayist and orator who founded the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity in 1832 at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

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Paul Greengard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Professor, Scientist, Neuroscientist Paul Greengard is an American neuroscientist best known for his work on the molecular and cellular function of neurons. In 2000, Greengard, Arvid Carlsson and Eric Kandel were awarded the Nobel ...more

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Grayson McCouch is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Actor Grayson McCouch is an American actor. He is known for his role as Dusty Donovan on the daytime soap opera As the World Turns. He also starred as Don Masters on the Nick at Nite family drama ...more

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Ashbel P. Willard is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Ashbel P. Willard Ashbel Parsons Willard was state senator, the 12th Lieutenant Governor, and the 11th Governor of the U.S. state of Indiana. His terms in office were marked by increasingly severe partisanship ...more

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Helene Cardona is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Translator Helene Cardona is an actor, voice actor, translator, teacher, film producer, and dancer.

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Michael Castle is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Michael Newbold "Mike" Castle is an American politician who was Governor of Delaware from 1985 to 1992 and the U.S. Representative for Delaware's at-large congressional district from ...more

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Joseph Roswell Hawley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Joseph Roswell Hawley was the 42nd Governor of Connecticut, a U.S. politician in the Republican and Free Soil parties, a Civil War general, and a journalist and newspaper editor. He served two ...more

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Thomas Finn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Thomas Finn

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Josh Billings is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Josh Billings Humorist, Writer Josh Billings was the pen name of 19th-century American humorist Henry Wheeler Shaw. Although his reputation has not endured so well with later generations, in the latter half of the 19th ...more

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Gerrit Smith is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Gerrit Smith Politician Gerrit Smith was a leading United States social reformer, abolitionist, politician, and philanthropist. Spouse to Ann Carroll Fitzhugh, Smith was a candidate for President of the United States ...more

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Willard Fiske is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Willard Fiske Daniel Willard Fiske was an American librarian and scholar, born on November 11, 1831, at Ellisburg, New York. Fiske studied at Cazenovia Seminary and started his collegiate studies at Hamilton ...more

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Arthur Tappan Pierson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Arthur Tappan Pierson Arthur Tappan Pierson was an American Presbyterian pastor, Christian leader, and writer who preached over 13,000 sermons, wrote over fifty books, and gave Bible lectures as part of a ...more

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A. Ross Eckler is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Statistician Albert Ross Eckler served as Deputy Director of the United States Census Bureau from 1949 to 1965, and its Director from 1965 until 1969. He was the first career employee ever to become director ...more

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Bill Purcell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Lawyer William Paxson Purcell III was the fifth mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, elected first in 1999 and reelected to a second term in 2003. He is a member of ...more

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Samuel Hopkins Adams is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Samuel Hopkins Adams Journalist, Writer Samuel Hopkins Adams was an American writer, best known for his investigative journalism and muckraking.

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Thomas Treadwell Davis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Thomas Treadwell Davis Politician, Lawyer Thomas Treadwell Davis was an American lawyer and politician in the U.S. state of New York. He served as a United States Representative from New York during the latter half of the American Civil ...more

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Philemon Bliss is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer Philemon Bliss was an Ohio Congressman, the first chief justice of the Supreme Court of Dakota Territory, and a Missouri Supreme Court justice. Bliss was born in Canton, Connecticut in 1813 to ...more

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Henry B. Payne is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Henry B. Payne was an American politician in the U.S. state of Ohio. He served as a Democratic U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative from Ohio.

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Lauren Ackerman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Lauren Ackerman Physician Lauren Vedder Ackerman was an American physician and pathologist, who championed the subspecialty of surgical pathology in the mid-20th century.

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Irving Ives is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Irving Ives Irving McNeil Ives was an American politician. A member of the Republican Party, he served as a United States Senator from New York from 1947 to 1959. He was previously a member of the New York ...more

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John Curtiss Underwood is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
John Curtiss Underwood Lawyer John Curtiss Underwood was a lawyer, Abolitionist politician, and federal judge. Underwood was born in Litchfield, New York. Underwood graduated from Hamilton College in 1832 and was a founding ...more

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Charles Dudley Warner is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Charles Dudley Warner Novelist Charles Dudley Warner was an American essayist, novelist, and friend of Mark Twain, with whom he co-authored the novel The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today.

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John G. Rice is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
John G. Rice Businessperson John G. Rice is vice chairman of GE and president CEO of GE Infrastructure.

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Theodore Dwight Weld is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Theodore Dwight Weld Theodore Dwight Weld, was one of the architects of the American abolitionist movement during its formative years, from 1830 through 1844. Weld played a role as writer, editor, speaker, and ...more