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Famous Hamilton College Alumni

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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?”
  • Peter Falk1

    Peter Falk

    Certified Public Accountant, Television producer

    AgeDec. at 84 (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... more on Wikipedia

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    #210 of 339 The Funniest People Of All Time#201 of 1,019 The Best Actors in Film History

  • 2

    AgeDec. at 86 (1915-2001)

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    William Howell Masters (December 27, 1915 – February 16, 2001) was an American gynecologist,... more on Wikipedia
  • Ezra Pound3

    Ezra Pound

    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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Alan G. Lafley4

    Alan G. Lafley



    BirthplaceKeene, New Hampshire

    Alan George "A. G." Lafley (born June 13, 1947) is an American businessman who led consumer... more on Wikipedia
  • Tony Goldwyn5

    Tony Goldwyn

    Television director, Film Producer


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Anthony Howard Goldwyn (born May 20, 1960) is an American actor, singer, producer, director... more on Wikipedia

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    #69 of 82 The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won An Emmy (For Acting)#13 of 14 Character Actors Who Became Successful Movie Directors

  • Elihu Root6

    Elihu Root

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 92 (1845-1937)

    BirthplaceClinton, New York, United States of America

    Elihu Root (; February 15, 1845 – February 7, 1937) was an American lawyer and statesman who... more on Wikipedia
  • 7

    Kevin Burns

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceSchenectady, New York, United States of America

    Kevin Burns (born June 18, 1955 in Schenectady, New York) is an American television and film... more on Wikipedia
  • Albert Barnes8
    Albert Barnes (December 1, 1798 – December 24, 1870) was an American theologian, born in... more on Wikipedia
  • Alexander Woollcott9

    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... more on Wikipedia
  • Ryan Serhant10
    Ryan Matthew Serhant (born July 2, 1984) is an American real estate broker, author, and... more on Wikipedia
  • Barrett Seaman11

    Barrett Seaman

    Barrett Seaman is the co-author of Going For Broke: The Chrysler Story (Doubleday, 1981),... more on Wikipedia
  • Tom Vilsack12

    Tom Vilsack

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

    Thomas James Vilsack (; born December 13, 1950) is an American politician and lawyer who... more on Wikipedia
  • Theodore M. Pomeroy13

    Theodore M. Pomeroy

    Politician, Banker

    AgeDec. at 81 (1824-1905)

    BirthplaceCayuga, New York, United States of America

    Theodore Medad Pomeroy (December 31, 1824 – March 23, 1905) was an American businessman and... more on Wikipedia
  • B. F. Skinner14

    B. F. Skinner

    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,... more on Wikipedia

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    #212 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time#40 of 796 Famous American Inventors List

  • Daniel D. Pratt15

    Daniel D. Pratt

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 64 (1813-1877)

    BirthplacePalermo, Maine, United States of America

    Daniel Darwin Pratt (October 26, 1813 – June 17, 1877) was a United States Senator from... more on Wikipedia
  • Joseph I. France16

    AgeDec. at 66 (1873-1939)

    BirthplaceCameron, Missouri, United States of America

    Joseph Irwin France (October 11, 1873 – January 26, 1939) was a Republican member of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Paul Lieberstein17

    Paul Lieberstein

    Television producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceWestport, Connecticut, United States of America

    Paul Lieberstein (born February 22, 1967) is an American actor, screenwriter, and television... more on Wikipedia
  • James S. Sherman18

    James S. Sherman

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 57 (1855-1912)

    BirthplaceUtica, New York, United States of America

    James Schoolcraft Sherman (October 24, 1855 – October 30, 1912) was an American politician who... more on Wikipedia
  • William H. H. Miller19

    William H. H. Miller

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 77 (1840-1917)

    BirthplaceAugusta, New York, United States of America

    William Henry Harrison Miller (September 6, 1840 – May 25, 1917) was an American lawyer and... more on Wikipedia
  • Katie Leung20

    Katie Leung



    BirthplaceMotherwell, United Kingdom

    Katie Liu Leung (born 8 August 1987) is a Scottish film, television, and stage actress. She... more on Wikipedia
  • Guy Hebert21

    Guy Hebert

    Ice Hockey Player


    BirthplaceTroy, New York

    Guy Andre Hebert (French pronunciation: ​[ɡi eˈbɛʁ]; born January 7, 1967) is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 22


    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Bruce Cutler (born April 29, 1948) is an American criminal defense lawyer best known for... more on Wikipedia
  • Terry Brooks23

    Terry Brooks

    Novelist, Author


    BirthplaceSterling, Illinois, United States of America

    Terence Dean Brooks (born January 8, 1944) is an American writer of fantasy fiction. He writes... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    John Tufts


    AgeDec. at 68 (1914-1982)

    John Marshall Tufts was a professor of English Literature at Western Connecticut State...
  • Grant Lewi25

    Grant Lewi


    AgeDec. at 49 (1902-1951)

    BirthplaceAlbany, New York

    William Grant Lewi II (June 8, 1902 – July 14, 1951) was an American astrologer and... more on Wikipedia