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Famous Harvard Finals Club Members  

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List of Famous Harvard Final Club Members ranked by fame and popularity. David Fincher's masterpiece “The Social Network” provided many viewers with their first look inside Harvard's prestigious Final Clubs. Each fall the Final Clubs hold a “punch season” in which freshmen and sophomores are evaluated for membership. Here is a list of famous Harvard Final Club members.

The Fox Club was founded in 1898 and it lists poet T.S. Eliot, figure skater Paul Wylie and Microsoft founder Bill Gates as members. Bill Gates famously left Harvard in 1975 because as he states in his autobiography, “I wasn’t sure the window of opportunity for starting up a software company would open again.” Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin was a member of the Phoenix SK Final Club.

The Spee Club was founded in 1852 and became the first Harvard Final Club to admit an African-American member in the 1960s. President John F. Kennedy and his brother Senator Robert F. Kennedy were both members of the Spree Club. Olympic rowers and American entrepreneurs Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss were both members of the Porcellian Club.

Who is the most famous Harvard Final Club members? Take a look at our list and let us know what you think of Final Clubs in the comments section.
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John F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Harvard Finals Club Members
Dec. at 46 (1917-1963)
Spee Club John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), also referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK, John Kennedy or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. He served from ...more
Bill Gates is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Harvard Finals Club Members
age 63
Fox Club William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor. Gates originally established his reputation as the ...more
Franklin D. Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Harvard Finals Club Members
Dec. at 63 (1882-1945)
Fly Club Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the ...more
Robert F. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Harvard Finals Club Members
Dec. at 43 (1925-1968)
Spee Club Robert Francis "Bobby" Kennedy, commonly known by his initials RFK, was an American politician from Massachusetts. He served as a Senator for New York from 1965 to 1968. He was ...more
Theodore Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Harvard Finals Club Members
Dec. at 61 (1858-1919)
Porcellian Club Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt Jr. was an American politician, author, naturalist, soldier, explorer, and historian who served as the 26th President of the United States. He was a leader of ...more
Ted Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Harvard Finals Club Members
Dec. at 77 (1932-2009)
Owl Club Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy was a United States Senator from Massachusetts and a member of the Democratic Party. He was the second most senior member of the Senate when he died and was ...more
Steve Ballmer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Harvard Finals Club Members
age 62
Fox Club Steven Anthony "Steve" Ballmer is an American businessman who was the chief executive officer of Microsoft from January 2000 to February 2014, and is the current owner of the Los ...more
Deval Patrick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Harvard Finals Club Members
age 62
Fly Club Deval Laurdine Patrick is an American politician and civil rights lawyer who served as the 71st Governor of Massachusetts from 2007 to 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, Patrick served as ...more
T. S. Eliot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Harvard Finals Club Members
Dec. at 77 (1888-1965)
Fox Club Thomas Stearns Eliot OM, usually known as T. S. Eliot, was an essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and "one of the twentieth century's major poets". He was born ...more
William Randolph Hearst is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Harvard Finals Club Members
Dec. at 88 (1863-1951)
A.D. Club William Randolph Hearst was an American newspaper publisher who built the nation's largest newspaper chain and whose methods profoundly influenced American journalism. Hearst entered the ...more
Edward Everett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Harvard Finals Club Members
Dec. at 71 (1794-1865)
Porcellian Club Edward Everett was an American politician, pastor, educator, diplomat, and orator from Massachusetts. Everett, a Whig, served as U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, the 15th Governor of ...more
Bobby Jones is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Harvard Finals Club Members
Dec. at 69 (1902-1971)
Owl Club Robert Tyre "Bobby" Jones Jr. was an American amateur golfer, and a lawyer by profession. Jones founded and helped design the Augusta National Golf Club, and co-founded the Masters ...more
Benjamin C. Bradlee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Harvard Finals Club Members
age 97
A.D. Club Benjamin Crowninshield "Ben" Bradlee was executive editor of The Washington Post from 1968 to 1991. He became a national figure during the presidency of Richard Nixon, when he ...more
Jay Rockefeller is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Harvard Finals Club Members
age 81
Fly Club John Davison "Jay" Rockefeller IV is a former United States Senator from West Virginia, serving from 1985 to 2015. He was first elected to the Senate in 1984, while in office as ...more
James Russell Lowell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Harvard Finals Club Members
Dec. at 72 (1819-1891)
Porcellian Club James Russell Lowell was an American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat. He is associated with the Fireside Poets, a group of New England writers who were among the first American poets ...more
Birendra of Nepal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Harvard Finals Club Members
Dec. at 56 (1945-2001)
Fox Club Birendra Bir Bikram Shah was the 11th King of Nepal and a South Asian statesman. The eldest son of King Mahendra, whom he succeeded in 1972, he reigned until his death in the 2001 Nepalese royal ...more
Buddy Fletcher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Harvard Finals Club Members
age 54
The Phoenix – S K Club Alphonse "Buddy" Fletcher, Jr. is a former hedge fund manager and founder of the Fletcher Foundation. His fund is in bankruptcy, and he is accused of civil fraud. He began his career ...more
Joseph Story is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Harvard Finals Club Members
Dec. at 66 (1779-1845)
Porcellian Club Joseph Story was an American lawyer and jurist who served on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1811 to 1845. He is most remembered for his opinions in Martin v. Hunter's Lessee and The ...more
Louis Agassiz Shaw, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Harvard Finals Club Members
Porcellian Club Louis Agassiz Shaw, Jr. was an instructor of physiology at the School of Public Health of Harvard University, where he is credited in 1928 along with Philip Drinker for inventing the Drinker ...more
James Blake is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Harvard Finals Club Members
age 39
A.D. Club James Riley Blake is an American former professional tennis player. Blake is known for his speed and powerful, flat forehand. During his career, Blake had amassed 24 singles finals appearances, ...more
Robert L. Bacon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Harvard Finals Club Members
Dec. at 54 (1884-1938)
The Phoenix – S K Club Robert Low Bacon was an American politician, a banker, Lieutenant Colonel, and congressman from New York.
Kaleil Isaza Tuzman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Harvard Finals Club Members
age 47
The Phoenix – S K Club Kaleil Isaza Tuzman is an entrepreneur and Managing Partner of KIT Capital. Isaza Tuzman started his career at Goldman Sachs, and has been in the digital media industry for more than 20 years, ...more
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Harvard Finals Club Members
Dec. at 94 (1841-1935)
A.D. Club Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. was an American jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932, and as Acting Chief Justice of the United States ...more
Charles William Eliot is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Harvard Finals Club Members
Dec. at 92 (1834-1926)
A.D. Club Charles William Eliot was an American academic who was selected as Harvard's president in 1869. He transformed the provincial college into the preeminent American research university. Eliot ...more
Fred Gwynne is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Harvard Finals Club Members
Dec. at 67 (1926-1993)
Fly Club Frederick Hubbard "Fred" Gwynne was an American actor. Gwynne was best known for his roles in the 1960s sitcoms Car 54, Where Are You? and The Munsters, as well as his later roles in ...more