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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.
  • Dec. at 46 (1917-1963)

    BirthplaceUSA, Massachussetts, Brookline

    Spee Club
    John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), often referred to by initials JFK and Jack, was an American politician who served as the 35th president of the United States from January...  more
  • Age: 65

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington, USA

    Fox Club
    William Henry Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, author, philanthropist, and humanitarian. He is best known as the principal founder of Microsoft...  more
  • Dec. at 63 (1882-1945)

    BirthplaceHyde Park, New York, United States of America

    Fly Club
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt (, ; January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to by initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd president of the United...  more
  • Dec. at 42 (1925-1968)

    BirthplaceBrookline, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Spee Club
    Robert Francis Kennedy (November 20, 1925 – June 6, 1968) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 64th United States Attorney General from January 1961 to September 1964, and as a...  more
  • Dec. at 60 (1858-1919)

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Porcellian Club
    Theodore Roosevelt Jr. ( ROH-zə-velt; October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919) was an American statesman, politician, conservationist, naturalist, and writer who served as the 26th president of the...  more
  • Dec. at 77 (1932-2009)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Owl Club
    Edward Moore "Ted" Kennedy (February 22, 1932 – August 25, 2009) was an American politician who served as a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts for almost 47 years, from 1962 until his death in 2009. A...  more
  • BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Fox Club
    Steven Anthony Ballmer (; born March 24, 1956) is an American businessman and investor who was the chief executive officer of Microsoft from January 13, 2000, to February 4, 2014, and is the current...  more
  • BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Fly Club
    Deval Laurdine Patrick (born July 31, 1956) is an American politician, civil rights lawyer, author, and businessman who served as the 71st Governor of Massachusetts, from 2007 to 2015. He was first...  more
  • Dec. at 76 (1888-1965)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Fox Club
    Thomas Stearns Eliot (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965), "one of the twentieth century's major poets", was also an essayist, publisher, playwright, and literary and social critic. Born in St....  more
  • Dec. at 88 (1863-1951)

    BirthplaceSan Francisco, California, USA

    A.D. Club
    William Randolph Hearst Sr. (; April 29, 1863 – August 14, 1951) was an American businessman, newspaper publisher, and politician known for developing the nation's largest newspaper chain and media...  more
  • Dec. at 70 (1794-1865)

    BirthplaceDorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Porcellian Club
    Edward Everett (April 11, 1794 – January 15, 1865) was an American politician, pastor, educator, diplomat, and orator from Massachusetts. Everett, a Whig, served as U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator,...  more
  • Dec. at 69 (1902-1971)

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Owl Club
    Robert Tyre Jones Jr. (March 17, 1902 – December 18, 1971) was an American amateur golfer who was one of the most influential figures in the history of the sport; he was also a lawyer by profession....  more
  • BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    A.D. Club
    Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee (August 26, 1921 – October 21, 2014) was an American newspaperman. He was the executive editor of The Washington Post from 1968 to 1991. He became a national figure...  more
  • BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Fly Club
    John Davison "Jay" Rockefeller IV (born June 18, 1937) is an American politician who served as a United States Senator from West Virginia (1985–2015). He was first elected to the Senate in 1984,...  more
  • Dec. at 72 (1819-1891)

    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts

    Porcellian Club
    James Russell Lowell (; February 22, 1819 – August 12, 1891) was an American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat. He is associated with the Fireside Poets, a group of New England writers who...  more
  • Dec. at 55 (1945-2001)

    BirthplaceKathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

    Fox Club
    Birendra Bir Bikram Shah (Nepali: वीरेन्द्र वीर विक्रम शाह) (28 December 1945 – 1 June 2001) was the King of Nepal from 1972 until 2001. The eldest son of King Mahendra, he reigned until his death in...  more
  • The Phoenix – S K Club
    Alphonse "Buddy" Fletcher Jr. (born December 19, 1965) is an American former hedge fund manager and founder of the Fletcher Foundation. He began his career as a quantitative equity trader at Bear...  more
  • Dec. at 65 (1779-1845)

    BirthplaceMarblehead, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Porcellian Club
    Joseph Story (September 18, 1779 – September 10, 1845) was an American lawyer and jurist who served on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1812 to 1845, during the Marshall Court and...  more
  • Porcellian Club
    Louis Agassiz Shaw Jr. (September 25, 1886 – August 27, 1940) was an instructor of physiology at the School of Public Health of Harvard University, where he is credited in 1928 along with Philip...  more
  • BirthplaceYonkers, New York, USA

    A.D. Club
    James or Jim Blake may refer to:...  more
  • Dec. at 54 (1884-1938)

    BirthplaceEastern United States, Boston, Jamaica Plain, New England, United States of America

    The Phoenix – S K Club
    Robert Low Bacon (July 23, 1884 – September 12, 1938) was an American politician, a banker and military officer. He served as a congressman from New York from 1923 until his death in 1938. He is...  more
  • BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    The Phoenix – S K Club
    Kaleil Isaza Tuzman is a former entrepreneur associated with digital media, who spent more than 20 years in that industry before being convicted of multiple counts of fraud in 2017. Tuzman started...  more
  • Dec. at 93 (1841-1935)

    BirthplaceEastern United States, Boston, Area code 617, New England, United States of America

    A.D. Club
    Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (March 8, 1841 – March 6, 1935) 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...  more
  • Dec. at 92 (1834-1926)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    A.D. Club
    Charles William Eliot (March 20, 1834 – August 22, 1926) was an American academic who was selected as Harvard's president in 1869. A member of the prominent Eliot family of Boston, he transformed the...  more
  • Dec. at 66 (1926-1993)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Fly Club
    Frederick Hubbard Gwynne (July 10, 1926 – July 2, 1993) was an American actor, artist and author. Gwynne was best known for his roles in the 1960s sitcoms Car 54, Where Are You? and as Herman Munster...  more
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