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Famous Middlebury College Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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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    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    James Oliver Cromwell (born January 27, 1940) is an American actor. Some of his more notable films include Babe (1995), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), L.A. Confidential (1997), The Green Mile...  more

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    AgeDec. at 61 (1795-1857)

    BirthplaceCorinth, Vermont, United States of America

    Alexander Lucius Twilight (September 23, 1795 – June 19, 1857) was an American educator, minister and politician. He is the first African-American man known to have earned a bachelor's degree from an...  more
  • 3
    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 93 (1913-2006)

    BirthplaceRutland City, Vermont, USA

    Robert Theodore Stafford (August 8, 1913 – December 23, 2006) was an American politician from Vermont. In his lengthy political career, he served as the 71st Governor of Vermont, a United States...  more
  • 4

    AgeDec. at 54 (1941-1996)

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Ronald Harmon Brown (August 1, 1941 – April 3, 1996) was an American politician. He served as the United States Secretary of Commerce during the first term of President Bill Clinton. Prior to this he...  more
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    AgeDec. at 60 (1930-1991)

    BirthplaceWhite Plains, New York, USA

    Emily McLaughlin (December 1, 1928 – April 26, 1991) was an American actress known for her long-standing role as Nurse Jessie Brewer on the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital....  more
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    Novelist, Writer

    BirthplaceMalibu, California

    T Cooper (born Malibu, California) is an American novelist, nonfiction writer, television writer, and journalist. He is the author of eight novels, including The Beaufort Diaries (graphic novel:...  more
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    Britton Keeshan (born December 1, 1981) is one of the youngest people to climb the tallest mountains on all seven continents in a feat known as the Seven Summits. He accomplished this feat on May 24,...  more
  • 8
    Brian Christopher Deese (born February 17, 1978) was a senior advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama. Earlier in the Obama Administration, Deese served as the deputy director of the Office of...  more
  • 9


    BirthplaceLong Branch, New Jersey, United States of America

    Frank Joseph Pallone Jr. (born October 30, 1951) is the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 6th congressional district, serving since 1988. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district,...  more
  • 10
    Anthropologist, Geologist

    AgeDec. at 71 (1793-1864)

    BirthplaceGuilderland, New York

    Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (March 28, 1793 – December 10, 1864) was an American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist, noted for his early studies of Native American cultures, as well as for his 1832...  more
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    Novelist, Author


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Julia Alvarez (born March 27, 1950) is a Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist. She rose to prominence with the novels How the García Girls Lost Their Accents (1991), In the Time of the...  more
  • 12
    Freestyle skier


    BirthplaceFiltvet, Norway

    Hedda Berntsen (born 24 April 1976) is a Norwegian sportsperson who has competed internationally in telemark skiing, alpine skiing, freestyle skiing and skicross. She is world champion in Telemark...  more
  • 13
    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 63 (1802-1866)

    BirthplaceCornwall, Vermont, United States of America

    Solomon Foot (November 19, 1802 – March 28, 1866) was a Vermont politician and attorney. He held numerous offices during his career, including Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives, State's...  more
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    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey

    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 significant...  more
  • 15
    Physicist, Electrical engineer

    AgeDec. at 64 (1867-1932)

    BirthplaceOrwell, Vermont

    Louis Winslow Austin (October 30, 1867 – June 27, 1932) was an American physicist known for his research on long-range radio transmissions. Austin was born in Orwell, Vermont, and educated at...  more
  • 16


    BirthplaceQuincy, Massachusetts, United States of America

    William D. Delahunt (born July 18, 1941) 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...  more
  • 17
    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Vanessa Lynn Branch (born March 21, 1973) is an English-born American actress and model. She is best known in the United States as the Orbit Gum girl television commercial (whose catchphrase is...  more
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    Author, Actor

    AgeDec. at 44 (1961-2006)

    BirthplaceTeaneck, New Jersey, USA

    Dana Charles Reeve (née Morosini; March 17, 1961 – March 6, 2006) was an American actress, singer, and activist for disability causes. She was the wife of actor Christopher Reeve....  more
  • 19
    Politician, Professor

    AgeDec. at 51 (1804-1855)

    BirthplaceBarnard, Vermont, United States of America

    Horace Eaton (June 22, 1804 – July 4, 1855) was an American Whig politician, a medical doctor, the twelfth lieutenant governor of Vermont, and the eighteenth governor of Vermont....  more
  • 20
    Musician, Actor


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Cassidy Freeman (born April 22, 1982) 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....  more
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    BirthplaceBejucal, Cuba

    Albio B. Sires (born January 26, 1951) is a Cuban-American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 8th congressional district, serving since 2006. The district, numbered as...  more
  • 22
    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 74 (1792-1866)

    BirthplaceWindsor, Vermont, United States of America

    Carlos Coolidge (June 25, 1792 – August 15, 1866) was an American Whig politician, a lawyer, a Vermont State Representative, the Speaker of the Vermont House, a State Senator, and the nineteenth...  more
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    BirthplaceWallingford, Connecticut

    Robert Gober (born September 12, 1954) is an American sculptor. His work is often related to domestic and familiar objects such as sinks, doors, and legs....  more
  • 24
    Novelist, Film Producer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Michael L. Tolkin (born October 17, 1950) is an American filmmaker and novelist. He has written numerous screenplays, including The Player (1992), which he adapted from his novel of the same name...  more
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    BirthplaceTbilisi, Georgia

    Vladimer "Lado" Gurgenidze (Georgian: ვლადიმერ [ლადო] გურგენიძე) is a Georgian career banker, business executive, and the former politician, who was the sixth Prime Minister of Georgia, from 22...  more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to Middlebury College and be of some renown.