Famous Hamilton College Alumni

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1
    Certified Public Accountant, Television producer

    AgeDec. at 83 (1927-2011)

    BirthplaceNew 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 won  ...more

    #209 of 643 The Best Actors In Film History#180 of 392 The 100+ Funniest People Of All Time#219 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive

  • 2

    AgeDec. at 85 (1915-2001)

    BirthplaceCleveland, 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 partner  ...more
  • 3
    Poet, Literary critic

    AgeDec. at 87 (1885-1972)

    BirthplaceHailey, 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 began  ...more

    The Best Ezra Pound Quotes#255 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time#107 of 345 The Greatest American Writers of All Time

  • 4


    BirthplaceKeene, 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 again from 2013 to 2015,  ...more
  • 5
    Television director, Film Producer


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    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

    #70 of 82 The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won An Emmy (For Acting)#12 of 14 Character Actors Who Became Successful Movie Directors#125 of 211 Dreamcasting Celebrities We Want To See On The Masked Singer

  • 6
    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 91 (1845-1937)

    BirthplaceClinton, New York, USA

    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
  • 7
    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceUSA, New York, Schenectady

    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, E!, Animal  ...more
  • 8
    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
  • 9

    AgeDec. at 56 (1887-1943)

    BirthplaceRed 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
  • 10
    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 and its  ...more
  • 11

    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 Excess. It  ...more
  • 12
    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplacePittsburgh, 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 the  ...more
  • 13
    Politician, Banker

    AgeDec. at 80 (1824-1905)

    BirthplaceCayuga, New York, USA

    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 for  ...more
  • 14
    Poet, Psychologist

    AgeDec. at 86 (1904-1990)

    BirthplaceSusquehanna 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 Edgar  ...more

    #222 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time#129 of 796 Famous American Inventors List

  • 15
    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 63 (1813-1877)

    BirthplacePalermo, 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 the  ...more
  • 16

    AgeDec. at 65 (1873-1939)

    BirthplaceCameron, Missouri, USA

    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.  ...more
  • 17
    Television producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceWestport, Connecticut, USA

    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 cast  ...more
  • 18
    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 57 (1855-1912)

    BirthplaceUtica, New York, USA

    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 vice  ...more
  • 19
    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 76 (1840-1917)

    BirthplaceAugusta, New York, USA

    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 Hamilton  ...more
  • 20

    Katie Leung



    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom, Motherwell

    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 series.  ...more

    #11 of 46 The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today#11 of 11 Our Favorite Quirky Interview Moments From The Magical ‘Harry Potter’ Actresses#31 of 77 The Best Asian Actresses in Hollywood History

  • 21
    Ice Hockey Player


    BirthplaceTroy, 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
  • 22


    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    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.  ...more
  • 23
    Novelist, Author


    BirthplaceSterling, 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
  • 24


    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.  ...more
  • 25

    AgeDec. at 49 (1902-1951)

    BirthplaceAlbany, 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 the  ...more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to Hamilton College and be of some renown.