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

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

Examples include James Cromwell and Cassidy Freeman.

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

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James Cromwell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Actor James Oliver Cromwell is an American film and television actor. Some of his more notable films include Babe, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Star Trek: ...more

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Alexander Twilight is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Politician Alexander Lucius Twilight, born free in Vermont, was the first African-American person known to have earned a bachelor's degree from an American college or university upon graduating Middlebury ...more

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Robert Stafford is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Robert Theodore Stafford was an American politician from Vermont. In his lengthy career, he served as the 71st Governor of Vermont, a United States Representative, and a U.S. Senator. A ...more

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Ron Brown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Politician Ronald Harmon "Ron" Brown was the United States Secretary of Commerce, serving during the first term of President Bill Clinton. He was the first African American to hold this position. ...more

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Emily McLaughlin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Actor Emily McLaughlin was an American actress known for her long-standing role as Nurse Jessie Brewer on the soap opera General Hospital.

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T Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Novelist, Writer T Cooper is an American novelist. He is the author of four novels, including The Beaufort Diaries, Lipshitz Six, or Two Angry Blondes, and Some of the Parts. Cooper is also co-editor of the ...more

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Britton Keeshan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Britton Keeshan MD, MPH is one of the youngest persons to climb the tallest mountains on all seven continents in a feat known as the Seven Summits. He accomplished this feat on May 24, 2004, ...more

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Brian Deese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Brian Deese Brian Christopher Deese is a senior advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama. Earlier in the Obama Administration, Deese served as the deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget and ...more

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Frank Pallone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Politician Frank Joseph Pallone, Jr. is the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 6th congressional district, serving since 1988. The district, numbered as the 3rd District from 1988 to 1993, is located in ...more

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Henry Schoolcraft is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Anthropologist, Geologist Henry Rowe Schoolcraft was an American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist, noted for his early studies of Native American cultures, as well as for his 1832 expedition to the source of the ...more

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Julia Alvarez is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Julia Alvarez is a Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist. Born in New York of Dominican descent, she spent the first ten years of her childhood in the Dominican Republic, until her ...more

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Hedda Berntsen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Freestyle skier Hedda Berntsen is a Norwegian sportsperson who has competed internationally in telemark skiing, alpine skiing, freestyle skiing and skicross. She is world champion in Telemark classic from 1997. ...more

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Solomon Foot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer, Teacher Solomon Foot was a United States Senator from Vermont.

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Reuben Mark is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Businessperson Mr. Reuben Mark is the Chief Executive Officer of Colgate-Palmolive Co. since May 1984 and its Chairman since May 1986. He joined Colgate-Palmolive Co. in 1963 and has held a series of ...more

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Louis Winslow Austin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Physicist, Electrical engineer, Engineer Louis Winslow Austin was an American physicist known for his research on long-range radio transmissions. Austin was born in Orwell, Vermont, and educated at Middlebury College and the University ...more

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Bill Delahunt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Politician William D. Delahunt is a former U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 10th congressional district, serving from 1997 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Delahunt did not seek ...more

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Vanessa Branch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Model, Actor Vanessa Lynn Branch is an English-born American actress and model. She is best known in North America as the Orbit Gum television commercial woman.

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Dana Reeve is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Author, Actor, Singer Dana Reeve was an American actress, singer, and activist for disability causes. She was the wife of actor Christopher Reeve.

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Horace Eaton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Politician, Professor, Physician Horace Eaton was an American Whig politician, a medical doctor, the twelfth lieutenant governor of Vermont, and the eighteenth governor of Vermont.

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Cassidy Freeman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Musician, Actor Cassidy Freeman is an American actress and musician. She is known for her role as Tess Mercer in The CW's superhero drama Smallville and Cady Longmire in Longmire series.

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Albio Sires is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Politician Albio Sires is the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 8th congressional district, serving since 2006. The district, numbered as the 13th district from 2006 to 2013, includes most of northern ...more

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Carlos Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Carlos Coolidge was an American Whig politician, a lawyer, a Vermont State Representative, the Speaker of the Vermont House, a State Senator, and the nineteenth Governor of Vermont.

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Robert Gober is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Robert Gober Artist Robert Gober is an American sculptor. His work is often related to domestic and familiar objects such as sinks, doors, and legs.

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Michael Tolkin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Novelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter Michael L. Tolkin is an American filmmaker and novelist. He has written numerous screenplays, including The Player, which he adapted from his novel of the same name, and for which he received ...more

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Lado Gurgenidze is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Politician Vladimer "Lado" Gurgenidze was born on 7 December 1970 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Gurgenidze has received an MBA degree from Goizueta Business School of Emory University in 1993, following ...more

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John Martin Thomas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
John Martin Thomas was the ninth president of Middlebury College, the ninth president of Penn State, and the twelfth president of Rutgers University.

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John Perkins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Author, Economist John Perkins is an American author. His best known book is Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, in which Perkins claims to have played a role in an alleged process of economic colonization of ...more

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Ari Fleischer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Spokesperson, Politician Lawrence Ari Fleischer is a former White House Press Secretary for U.S. President George W. Bush, from January 2001 to July 2003. Today, he works as a media consultant for the NFL, Bowl ...more

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Silas Wright is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Silas Wright Politician, Lawyer Silas Wright, Jr. was an American Democratic politician, a member of the Albany Regency.

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Julia Whelan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Actor Julia May Whelan is an American television actress. She is best known for her role as Grace Manning on the TV drama series Once and Again, and her co-starring role in the 2002 Lifetime ...more

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Emily Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Novelist Emily Mitchell is an Anglo-American novelist. Her first novel, "The Last Summer of the World", was published by WW Norton in 2007. It concerns the photographer Edward Steichen in the ...more

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Lewis Robinson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Lewis Robinson Writer Lewis Robinson is an American author. His first book, Officer Friendly and Other Stories, was published by HarperCollins in 2003. A graduate of Middlebury College and the Iowa Writer's Workshop, ...more

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Felix Rohatyn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Investment Banker Felix George Rohatyn is an American investment banker. He is known for his role in preventing the bankruptcy of New York City in the 1970s, and he also served as United States Ambassador to ...more

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Amanda Plummer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Amanda Michael Plummer is an American actress best known for her work on stage and for her roles in such films as The Fisher King, Pulp Fiction, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

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Jake Weber is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Actor Jake Weber is an English actor, known in film for his role as Michael in Dawn of the Dead and for his role as Drew in Meet Joe Black. In television, he is known for playing Joe DuBois, the ...more

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Justin Haythe is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Novelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter Justin Haythe is an American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter. Born in London, Haythe is a graduate of The American School in London and Middlebury College. He earned his MFA from ...more

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Ray Fisher is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Ray Fisher Baseball player Ray Lyle Fisher was an American professional baseball pitcher and college coach. He pitched all or part of ten seasons in Major League Baseball. His debut game took place on July 2, 1910. His ...more

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Rebecca Gilman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Playwright Rebecca Gilman is an American playwright. She attended Middlebury College, graduated from Birmingham-Southern College, and earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Iowa Playwrights Workshop at the ...more

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William M. Straus is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
William M. Straus Lawyer William M. Straus is a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He represents the 10th Bristol District comprising the towns of Fairhaven; New Bedford: Ward 3: Precinct A, Ward 4: ...more

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Zina Pitcher is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Zina Pitcher Physician Zina Pitcher was an American physician, politician, educator, and academic administrator. He was a president of the American Medical Association, a two-time mayor of Detroit and a member of the ...more

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Charles S. Murkland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Charles S. Murkland Charles Sumner Murkland was the first elected President of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts following the college's move from Hanover to Durham in the United ...more

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Jim Douglas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
James Holley "Jim" Douglas is an American politician from the U.S. state of Vermont. A Republican, he was elected the 80th Governor of Vermont in 2002 and was reelected three times ...more

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Vendela Vida is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Vendela Vida is an American novelist, journalist, and editor who lives in the Bay Area. She is married to writer Dave Eggers.

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Roscoe Lee Browne is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Theatre Director, Actor, Voice acting Roscoe Lee Browne was an American actor and director, known for his rich voice and dignified bearing.

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Samuel Nelson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Samuel Nelson Lawyer Samuel Nelson was an American attorney and a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Born in Hebron, New York, Nelson attended Middlebury College in Vermont in 1813 and read law to be ...more

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Edward John Phelps is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Diplomat, Lawyer Edward John Phelps was an American lawyer and diplomat from Vermont.

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Elizabeth Farnsworth is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Newsreader Elizabeth Farnsworth is an American television news anchorwoman.

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William Slade is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Politician, Editing, Lawyer William Slade, Jr. was an American Whig and Anti-Masonic politician. He served as a U.S. Representative from Vermont and the seventeenth Governor of Vermont.

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Eve Ensler is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Performer, Activist, Film Producer Eve Ensler is an American playwright, performer, feminist, and activist, best known for her play The Vagina Monologues.

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Jeff Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Middlebury College Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author Jeff Lindsay is a screenwriter.