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

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This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Haverford College?” and “Which celebrities are Haverford College alumni?”

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Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase is an American comedian, actor, and writer. Born into a prominent New York family, Chase worked a plethora of odd jobs before he moved into comedy and ...more

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Dave Barry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Humorist, Journalist, Author David McAlister "Dave" Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author and columnist, who wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for The Miami Herald from 1983 to 2005. He has ...more

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George Segal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Musician, Actor, Voice acting George Segal, Jr. is an American actor and musician. Segal became popular in the 1960s and 1970s for playing both dramatic and comedic roles. Some of his most acclaimed roles are in films such ...more

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Juan Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Commentator, Journalist, Author Juan Antonio Williams is a Panamanian-born American journalist and political analyst for Fox News Channel. He also writes for several newspapers including The Washington Post, The New York ...more

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Maxfield Parrish is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Illustrator, Artist Maxfield Parrish was an American painter and illustrator active in the first half of the 20th century. He is known for his distinctive saturated hues and idealized neo-classical imagery.

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Daniel Dae Kim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Daniel Dae Kim is an American actor, producer, and director. Kim is best known for his roles as Jin-Soo Kwon in Lost, Chin Ho Kelly in Hawaii Five-0, and Johnny Gat in the Saints Row series of ...more

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Judd Nelson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Judd Asher Nelson is an American actor, screenwriter, and producer. He is known for his roles as John Bender in The Breakfast Club, Alec Newbary in St. Elmo's Fire, Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime in ...more

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Ken Nakayama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Psychologist Ken Nakayama is the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at the Department of Psychology, Harvard University. He is most recently known for his work on prosopagnosia, an inability to recognize ...more

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Samuel S. Stratton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Politician Samuel Studdiford Stratton was a U.S. Representative, representing New York for almost 30 years from 1959 to 1989.

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J. Howard Marshall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Businessperson, Lawyer James Howard Marshall II was an American business magnate, university professor, attorney, and federal government official. His life spanned more than nine decades and almost the entire history ...more

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Oscar Goodman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Politician, Actor, Lawyer Oscar Baylin Goodman is an American attorney and politician. He was the mayor of Las Vegas, Nevada from 1999 to 2011. Goodman is an Independent and a former member of the Democratic Party.

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Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Astrophysicist, Astronomer Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. is an American astrophysicist and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his discovery with Russell Alan Hulse of a "new type of pulsar, a discovery that has opened up ...more

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Jonathan W Lowe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Journalist, Information systems technician Jonathan W Lowe works as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialist as a technical lead on systems integration projects.  He enjoys building digital models of the real world in order ...more

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Peter J. Goldmark is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Farmer Peter James Goldmark is the Washington State Commissioner of Public Lands and heads the Washington Department of Natural Resources. He is a Democrat from a rural part of Okanogan County, ...more

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Samuel Hill is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Samuel Hill Politician Samuel Hill, usually known as Sam Hill, was a businessman, lawyer, railroad executive and advocate of good roads in the Pacific Northwest. He substantially influenced the region's economic ...more

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Henry Goddard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Psychologist Henry Herbert Goddard was a prominent American psychologist and eugenicist in the early 20th century. He is known especially for his 1912 work The Kallikak Family: A Study in the Heredity of ...more

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Theodore William Richards is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Chemist Theodore William Richards was the first American scientist to receive the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, earning the award "in recognition of his exact determinations of the atomic weights of a ...more

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Andy Gavin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Programmer Andrew Scott Gavin aka Andy Gavin is an American video game programmer, designer, entrepreneur, and novelist. In the video game industry he is notable for co-founding the video game company ...more

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Rob Simmons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Robert Ruhl "Rob" Simmons is a retired U.S. Army Colonel and former U.S. Congressman from Connecticut. He served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to ...more

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George Mosse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Historian, Writer George Lachmann Mosse was a German-born American cultural historian. The author of over 25 books, on topics as diverse as constitutional history, Protestant theology, and the history of ...more

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Morris E. Leeds is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Morris E. Leeds Morris E. Leeds was an American electrical engineer known for his many inventions in the field of electrical measuring devices and controls. He was inducted into the Academy of Natural Sciences ...more

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Charles Mathias is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Lawyer Charles McCurdy "Mac" Mathias, Jr. was a Republican member of the United States Senate, representing Maryland from 1969 to 1987. He was also a member of the Maryland House of Delegates ...more

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Nicholson Baker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Nicholson Baker is an American writer of fiction and non-fiction. His fiction generally de-emphasizes narrative in favor of careful description and characterization. He often focuses on minute ...more

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Charles T. Canady is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Judge, Politician Charles Terrance Canady is a Justice of the Supreme Court of Florida having previously served as Chief Justice from July 1, 2010 until June 30, 2012. Canady has been a Justice on the court since ...more

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Philip Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Politician Philip John Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-Baker was a British politician, diplomat, academic, an outstanding amateur athlete, and renowned campaigner for disarmament. He carried the British team flag ...more

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Jack N. Rakove is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Historian, Professor, Author Jack Norman Rakove is an American historian, author, professor at Stanford University, and Pulitzer Prize winner.

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Takeo Arishima is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Novelist, Writer Takeo Arishima was a novelist.

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Fredric Jameson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Fredric Jameson appeared in the Herbert's Hippopotamus - Marcuse and Revolution in Paradise documentary film.

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Roy Gutman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Author Roy Gutman is an American journalist and author.

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Andrew L. Lewis, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Politician Andrew Lindsay "Drew" Lewis Jr. is a businessman who was Secretary of Transportation for part of the administration of United States President Ronald Reagan.

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Mark Geragos is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Actor, Lawyer Mark John Geragos is an Armenian-American criminal defense lawyer. Clients that he represented include Michael Jackson, actress Winona Ryder, politician Gary Condit, Susan McDougal and Scott ...more

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John C. Whitehead is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Public Servant, Businessperson, Entrepreneur John Whitehead is an actor, a businessperson, and a public servant.

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Ronald M. Shapiro is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Ronald M. Shapiro Writer, Lawyer Ronald M. Shapiro is an American attorney, sports agent, New York Times best selling author, negotiator, educator, speaker, and civic leader.

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Ralph F. Boyd Jr is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Ralph F. Boyd, Jr. is Freddie Mac's Executive Vice President, Community Relations. He is also Chairman, President and CEO of the Freddie Mac Foundation, and serves on the Foundation's Investment ...more

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Howard Thurman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Writer Howard Thurman was an influential African American author, philosopher, theologian, educator and civil rights leader. He was Dean of Chapel at Howard University and Boston University for more ...more

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Hunter R. Rawlings III is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Historian Hunter Ripley Rawlings III is an American classics scholar and academic administrator. He is best known for serving as the 17th President of the University of Iowa from 1987 until 1995 and as ...more

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Richard Lederer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Richard Lederer Author, Writer Richard Lederer is an American author, speaker, and teacher. He is best known for his books on the English language and on word play such as puns, oxymorons, and anagrams. He refers to himself ...more

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John Dickson Carr is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Novelist, Writer, Playwright John Dickson Carr was an American author of detective stories, who also published under the pen names Carter Dickson, Carr Dickson and Roger Fairbairn. Carr is generally regarded as one of the ...more

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Martin Heller is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Martin Heller Martin Heller,a Web and Windows programming consultant, is a Contributing Editor, reviewer and blogger for InfoWorld, and was previously associated with Byte Magazineand Windows Magazine. He was ...more

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Stephen W. Meader is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Stephen W. Meader Art Director, Novelist, Author Stephen W. Meader was the author of over forty novels for young readers. His optimistic stories generally tended to either concern young men developing independent businesses in the face of ...more

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Hugh Borton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Historian Hugh Borton was an American historian who specialized in the history of Japan, later serving as president of Haverford College. Borton was born on May 14, 1903, to a devout Quaker household in ...more

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Tony Petitti is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Television producer, Lawyer Tony Petitti is the Chief Operating Officer of Major League Baseball. He succeeded Rob Manfred in the position on January 25, 2015 after Manfred became Commissioner of Baseball. He previously ...more

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Andrew B. Newberg is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Scientist, Neuroscientist Andrew Newberg, M.D. is an American neuroscientist who is the Director of Research at the Myrna Brind Center for Integrative Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, an Adjunct ...more

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Frank Conroy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Frank Conroy was an American author, born in New York, New York to an American father and a Danish mother. He published five books, including the highly acclaimed memoir Stop-Time. Published in ...more

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Frederic Prokosch is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Novelist Frederic Prokosch was an American writer, known for his novels, poetry, memoirs and criticism. He was also a distinguished translator.

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Christopher Morley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Christopher Morley Christopher Morley was an American journalist, novelist, essayist and poet. He also produced stage productions for a few years and gave college lectures.

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Jeffrey N. Edwards is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Jeffrey N. Edwards serves as Merrill Lynch vice chairman and member of the Executive Client Coverage Group. He works with the group's other senior executives to enhance Merrill Lynch capital ...more

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Kōichirō Matsuura is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Diplomat Kōichirō Matsuura is a Japanese diplomat. He is the former Director-General of UNESCO. He was first elected in 1999 to a six-year term and reelected on 12 October 2005 for four years, following ...more

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Warren Sturgis McCulloch is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Warren Sturgis McCulloch Warren Sturgis McCulloch was an American neurophysiologist and cybernetician, known for his work on the foundation for certain brain theories and his contribution to the cybernetics movement.

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William Draper Lewis is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
William Draper Lewis William Draper Lewis was the first full-time dean of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the founding director of the American Law Institute.