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Famous Haverford College Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Haverford College and be of some renown.

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.

The list you're viewing has a variety of graduates in it, like Chevy Chase and George Segal.

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

Age: 75

Birthplace: Lower Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Cornelius Crane "Chevy" Chase (; born October 8, 1943) is an American comedian, actor and writer. Born into a prominent New York family, Chase had a variety of jobs before moving into ...more

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Dave Barry is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Humorist, Journalist, Author

Age: 71

Birthplace: Armonk, USA, New York

David McAlister Barry (born July 3, 1947) is an American author and columnist who wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for the Miami Herald from 1983 to 2005. He has also written numerous ...more

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George Segal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Musician, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 85

Birthplace: New York City, Great Neck, New York, United States of America

George Segal (born February 13, 1934) 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 ...more

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Juan Williams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Commentator, Journalist, Author

Age: 64

Birthplace: Colón, Panama

Juan Antonio Williams (born April 10, 1954) is an American journalist and political analyst for Fox News Channel. He also writes for several newspapers including The Washington Post, The New ...more
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Maxfield Parrish is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Illustrator, Artist

Age: Dec. at 96 (1870-1966)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Maxfield Parrish (July 25, 1870 – March 30, 1966) was an American painter and illustrator active in the first half of the 20th century. He is known for his distinctive saturated hues and ...more
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Daniel Dae Kim is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 50

Birthplace: Busan, South Korea

Daniel Dae Kim (Korean: 김대현; born Kim Dae-hyun on August 4, 1968) is a Korean-American actor, voice actor, and producer. He is known for his roles as Jin-Soo Kwon in Lost, Chin Ho Kelly in ...more

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Judd Nelson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 56

Birthplace: Portland, Maine, USA

Judd Asher Nelson (born November 28, 1959) is an American actor best known for his roles as John Bender in The Breakfast Club, Alec Newbary in St. Elmo's Fire, Hot Rod / Rodimus Prime in The ...more

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Ken Nakayama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Psychologist
Ken Nakayama is an American psychologist and the Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology at Harvard University. He is well known for his work on prosopagnosia, an inability to recognize faces, and ...more
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Samuel S. Stratton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 74 (1916-1990)

Birthplace: Yonkers, New York, United States of America

Samuel Studdiford Stratton (September 27, 1916 – September 13, 1990) was a Democratic political figure in Upstate New York. He is notable for his service as Mayor of Schenectady, and his 30-year ...more
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J. Howard Marshall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Businessperson, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 90 (1905-1995)

Birthplace: Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

James Howard Marshall II (January 24, 1905 – August 4, 1995) was an American businessman, academic, attorney, and government official. His life spanned 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

Age: 79

Birthplace: USA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Oscar Baylin Goodman (born July 26, 1939) is an American attorney and politician. He was the mayor of Las Vegas, Nevada from 1999 to 2011. His wife, Carolyn Goodman, succeeded him as mayor in ...more
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Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Astrophysicist, Astronomer

Age: 77

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr. (born March 29, 1941) is an American astrophysicist and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his discovery with Russell Alan Hulse of a "new type of pulsar, a ...more
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Jonathan W Lowe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Journalist, Information systems technician

Age: 53

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

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

Age: 72

Birthplace: Okanogan, Washington, United States of America

Peter James Goldmark (born August 4, 1946) was the Commissioner of Public Lands of Washington, head of the Washington Department of Natural Resources. He is a Democrat from a rural part of ...more
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Samuel Hill is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Samuel Hill Politician

Age: Dec. at 74 (1857-1931)

Samuel Hill (13 May 1857 – 26 February 1931), usually known as Sam Hill, was an American businessman, lawyer, railroad executive, and advocate of good roads. He substantially influenced the ...more
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Henry Goddard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Psychologist

Age: Dec. at 91 (1866-1957)

Henry Herbert Goddard (August 14, 1866 – June 18, 1957) was a prominent American psychologist and eugenicist during the early 20th century. He is known especially for his 1912 work The Kallikak ...more
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Theodore William Richard... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Chemist

Age: Dec. at 60 (1868-1928)

Birthplace: Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Theodore William Richards (January 31, 1868 – April 2, 1928) was the first American scientist to receive the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, earning the award "in recognition of his exact ...more
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Andy Gavin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Programmer

Age: 49

Andrew Scott "Andy" Gavin (born June 11, 1970) is an American video game programmer, designer, entrepreneur, and novelist. In the video game industry, he is known for co-founding the ...more
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Rob Simmons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni

Age: 76

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Robert Ruhl "Rob" Simmons (born February 11, 1943) is an American politician and retired U.S. Army colonel who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from ...more
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George Mosse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Historian, Writer

Age: Dec. at 81 (1918-1999)

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

George Lachmann Mosse (September 20, 1918 – January 22, 1999) was an emigre from Nazi Germany, first to Great Britain and then to the United States, who taught history as a professor at the ...more
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Morris E. Leeds is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Morris E. Leeds

Age: Dec. at 83 (1869-1952)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Morris E. Leeds (March 6, 1869 in Philadelphia – February 8, 1952) was an American electrical engineer known for his many inventions in the field of electrical measuring devices and controls.
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Charles Mathias is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 88 (1922-2010)

Birthplace: Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

Charles McCurdy "Mac" Mathias Jr. (July 24, 1922 – January 25, 2010) was a Republican member of the United States Senate, representing Maryland from 1969 to 1987. He was also a member ...more
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Nicholson Baker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: 62

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Nicholson Baker (born January 7, 1957) is an American novelist and essayist. His fiction generally de-emphasizes narrative in favor of careful description and characterization. He often focuses ...more
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Charles T. Canady is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Judge, Politician

Age: 64

Birthplace: Polk County, Florida, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, + more

Charles Terrance Canady (born June 22, 1954) is an attorney and judge from Florida. He has served on the Supreme Court of Florida since 2008, and has been its chief justice since July 1, 2018. ...more
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Philip Noel-Baker, Baron... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Haverford College Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 93 (1889-1982)

Birthplace: Brondesbury Park, London, United Kingdom

Philip John Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-Baker, (1 November 1889 – 8 October 1982), born Philip John Baker, was a British politician, diplomat, academic, outstanding amateur athlete, and renowned ...more