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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

Age: Dec. at 84 (1927-2011)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Peter Michael Falk (September 16, 1927 – June 23, 2011) was an American actor, known for his role as Lieutenant Columbo in the long-running television series Columbo (1968–2003), for which he ...more

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William H. Masters is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Physician

Age: Dec. at 86 (1915-2001)

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

William Howell Masters (December 27, 1915 – February 16, 2001) was an American gynecologist, best known as the senior member of the Masters and Johnson sexuality research team. Along with his ...more
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Ezra Pound is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Poet, Literary critic, Writer

Age: Dec. at 87 (1885-1972)

Birthplace: Hailey, Idaho

Ezra Weston Loomis Pound (30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972) was an expatriate American poet and critic, and a major figure in the early modernist poetry movement. His contribution to poetry ...more

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Alan G. Lafley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 71

Birthplace: Keene, New Hampshire

Alan George "A. G." Lafley (born June 13, 1947) is an American businessman who led consumer goods maker Procter & Gamble (P&G) for two separate stints, from 2000 to 2010 and ...more
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Tony Goldwyn is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Actor

Age: 58

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Anthony Howard Goldwyn (born May 20, 1960) is an American actor, singer, producer, director and political activist. He portrayed Carl Bruner in Ghost, Colonel Bagley in The Last Samurai, and the ...more

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Elihu Root is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 92 (1845-1937)

Birthplace: Clinton, New York, United States of America

Elihu Root (; February 15, 1845 – February 7, 1937) was an American lawyer and statesman who served as the Secretary of State under President Theodore Roosevelt and as Secretary of War under ...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

Age: 63

Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States of America

Kevin Burns (born June 18, 1955 in Schenectady, New York) is an American television and film producer, director, and screenwriter. His work can be seen on A&E, National Geographic Channel, ...more
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Albert Barnes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni

Age: Dec. at 72 (1798-1870)

Birthplace: Rome, New York

Albert Barnes (December 1, 1798 – December 24, 1870) was an American theologian, born in Rome, New York. He graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, in 1820, and from Princeton ...more
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Alexander Woollcott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Critic

Age: Dec. at 56 (1887-1943)

Birthplace: Red Bank, New Jersey, United States of America

Alexander Humphreys Woollcott (January 19, 1887 – January 23, 1943) was an American critic and commentator for The New Yorker magazine and a member of the Algonquin Round Table. He was the ...more
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Ryan Serhant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni

Age: 34

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

Ryan Matthew Serhant (born July 2, 1984) is an American real estate broker, author, and television personality. He currently stars on Bravo’s television series Million Dollar Listing New York ...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 (Doubleday, 1981), together with Michael Moritz, and the author of Binge: Campus Life in an Age of Disconnection and ...more
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Tom Vilsack is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 68

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Thomas James Vilsack (; born December 13, 1950) is an American politician and lawyer who served as the United States Secretary of Agriculture from January 2009 until January 2017. A member of ...more
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Theodore M. Pomeroy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Politician, Banker, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 81 (1824-1905)

Birthplace: Cayuga, New York, United States of America

Theodore Medad Pomeroy (December 31, 1824 – March 23, 1905) was an American businessman and politician from New York who served as the 26th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives ...more
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B. F. Skinner is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Poet, Psychologist, Inventor

Age: Dec. at 86 (1904-1990)

Birthplace: Susquehanna Depot, Pennsylvania

Burrhus Frederic Skinner (March 20, 1904 – August 18, 1990), commonly known as B. F. Skinner, was an American psychologist, behaviorist, author, inventor, and social philosopher. He was the ...more

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Daniel D. Pratt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer, Teacher

Age: Dec. at 64 (1813-1877)

Birthplace: Palermo, Maine, United States of America

Daniel Darwin Pratt (October 26, 1813 – June 17, 1877) 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 ...more
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Joseph I. France is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 66 (1873-1939)

Birthplace: Cameron, Missouri, United States of America

Joseph Irwin France (October 11, 1873 – January 26, 1939) was a Republican member of the United States Senate, representing the State of Maryland from 1917 to 1923.
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Paul Lieberstein is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Television producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 52

Birthplace: Westport, Connecticut, United States of America

Paul Lieberstein (born February 22, 1967) is an American actor, screenwriter, and television producer. A Primetime Emmy Award winner, he is best known as writer, as producer, and as supporting ...more

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James S. Sherman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 57 (1855-1912)

Birthplace: Utica, New York, United States of America

James Schoolcraft Sherman (October 24, 1855 – October 30, 1912) was an American politician who was a United States representative from New York from 1887 to 1891 and 1893 to 1909, and the 27th ...more
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William H. H. Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 77 (1840-1917)

Birthplace: Augusta, New York, United States of America

William Henry Harrison Miller (September 6, 1840 – May 25, 1917) was an American lawyer and Attorney General of the United States. Born in Augusta, New York, William Miller graduated from ...more
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Katie Leung is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Katie Leung Actor

Age: 31

Birthplace: Motherwell, United Kingdom

Katie Liu Leung (born 8 August 1987) is a Scottish film, television, and stage actress. She played Cho Chang, the first love interest for lead character Harry Potter in the Harry Potter film ...more
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Guy Hebert is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Ice Hockey Player

Age: 52

Birthplace: Troy, New York

Guy Andre Hebert (French pronunciation: ​[ɡi eˈbɛʁ]; born January 7, 1967) is an American former professional ice hockey goaltender. He is a graduate of La Salle Institute in Troy and Hamilton ...more
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Bruce Cutler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 70

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Bruce Cutler (born April 29, 1948) is an American criminal defense lawyer best known for having defended John Gotti, and for media appearances as a legal commentator.
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Terry Brooks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Hamilton College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: 75

Birthplace: Sterling, Illinois, United States of America

Terence Dean Brooks (born January 8, 1944) is an American writer of fantasy fiction. He writes mainly epic fantasy, and has also written two film 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

Age: Dec. at 68 (1914-1982)

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

Age: Dec. at 49 (1902-1951)

Birthplace: Albany, New York

William Grant Lewi II (June 8, 1902 – July 14, 1951) was an American astrologer and author. Best known for his books Astrology for the Millions and Heaven Knows What, Lewi has been described as ...more