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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Harvard Divinity School and be of some renown.

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

Examples of graduates on this list: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Chris Hedges and many more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Harvard Divinity School?” and “Which celebrities are Harvard Divinity School alumni?”

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Ralph Waldo Emerson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Harvard Divinity School Alumni
Poet, Author, Essayist
Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet, who led the Transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He was seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient ...more

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Reza Aslan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Harvard Divinity School Alumni
Professor, Author, Writer
Reza Aslan is an Iranian-American writer, scholar of religious studies and a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. He is a member of American Academy of ...more

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Hector Avalos is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Harvard Divinity School Alumni
Professor, Philosopher
Hector Avalos is a professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University and the author of several books about religion. He is a former Pentecostal preacher and child evangelist. He has a ...more

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Samuel Longfellow is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Harvard Divinity School Alumni
Samuel Longfellow
Samuel Longfellow was an American clergyman and hymn writer.

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Theodore Parker is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Harvard Divinity School Alumni
Theodore Parker was an American Transcendentalist and reforming minister of the Unitarian church. A reformer and abolitionist, his words and quotations which he popularized would later inspire ...more

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George Ripley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Harvard Divinity School Alumni
George Ripley was an American social reformer, Unitarian minister, and journalist associated with Transcendentalism. He was the founder of the short-lived Utopian community Brook Farm in West ...more

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Horatio Alger, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Harvard Divinity School Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer
Horatio Alger, Jr. was a prolific 19th-century American author, best known for his many juvenile novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class ...more

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Stanwood Cobb is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Harvard Divinity School Alumni
Stanwood Cobb was an American educator, author and prominent Bahá'í of the 20th century. He was born in Newton, Massachusetts to Darius Cobb - a Civil War soldier, artist and ...more

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Marian Walsh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Harvard Divinity School Alumni
Politician
Marian Walsh is an American author, consultant, lawyer and former politician. She is a former State Senator in the Massachusetts Senate where she served nine terms, and a former member of the ...more

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Scotty McLennan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Harvard Divinity School Alumni
Chaplain, Author, Lawyer
The Reverend William L. McLennan, Jr. — better known as "Scotty McLennan" — was born on November 21, 1948, son of William L. McLennan and Alice Polk Warner. He is an ordained minister, ...more

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Peter J. Gomes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Harvard Divinity School Alumni
Theologian, Professor, Writer
Peter John Gomes was an American preacher and theologian, the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard Divinity School and Pusey Minister at Harvard's Memorial Church — in the words of ...more

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John Hamre is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Harvard Divinity School Alumni
Political scientist
John J. Hamre is a specialist in international studies, a former Washington government official and President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a position he has ...more

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Andrew Rice is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Harvard Divinity School Alumni
Statesman, Politician
Andrew Monroe Rice is a civic leader and American politician from Oklahoma. He represented Senate District 46 in the Oklahoma State Senate. He was also a failed candidate for the United States ...more

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Moncure Daniel Conway is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Harvard Divinity School Alumni
Philosopher
Moncure Daniel Conway was born the second son of and old and distinguished Virginia family on March 17, 1832 in Stafford County, Virginia. He was related to the Washingtons, the Madisons, and ...more

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Robert P. George is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Harvard Divinity School Alumni
Professor, Law professor, Philosopher
Robert Peter George is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University, where he lectures on constitutional interpretation, civil liberties and philosophy of law. He also serves as ...more

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Jacqueline Y. Collins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Harvard Divinity School Alumni
Journalist
Jacqueline Y. Collins is a Democratic member of the Illinois Senate, representing the 16th district since 2003.

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Chris Hedges is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Harvard Divinity School Alumni
Journalist, Author, Writer
Christopher Lynn "Chris" Hedges is an American journalist, activist, author, Presbyterian minister and humanitarian. Hedges is also known as the best-selling author of several books ...more

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Greg Epstein is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Harvard Divinity School Alumni
Greg Epstein Chaplain
Greg M. Epstein is the current Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University. He is an ordained Humanist Rabbi, and he has been influential in American humanism as a blogger, spokesperson, adviser and ...more

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William Greenleaf Eliot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Harvard Divinity School Alumni
William Greenleaf Eliot
William Greenleaf Eliot was an American educator, Unitarian minister, and civic leader in Missouri. He is most notable for founding Washington University in St. Louis, but also contributed to ...more

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Sylvester Judd is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Harvard Divinity School Alumni
Sylvester Judd Novelist
Sylvester Judd was a Unitarian minister and an American novelist.

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John Cranley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Harvard Divinity School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
John Joseph Cranley is the mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio. A member of the Democratic Party, he was a member of the Cincinnati city council and a partner of City Lights Development. Cranley is a ...more

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John G. Palfrey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Harvard Divinity School Alumni
Historian
John Gorham Palfrey was an American clergyman and historian who served as a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. A Unitarian minister, he played a leading role in the early history of Harvard ...more

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Spencer Reece is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Harvard Divinity School Alumni
Poet
Spencer Reece is a poet who lives in Juno Beach, Florida. He is a graduate of Wesleyan University. Reece received a M.A. from the University of York, a M.T.S. from the Harvard Divinity School, ...more

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Joel Hastings Metcalf is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Harvard Divinity School Alumni
Astronomer
Joel Hastings Metcalf was an American astronomer. Metcalf graduated from Harvard Divinity School in 1892. He served as a Unitarian minister in Burlington, Vermont and in Taunton, Massachusetts, ...more

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William Batchelder Greene is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Harvard Divinity School Alumni
William Batchelder Greene
William Batchelder Greene was a 19th-century individualist anarchist, Unitarian minister, soldier and promotor of free banking in the United States.