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Famous Milton Academy Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Milton Academy and be of some renown.

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

List includes James Taylor, Ted Kennedy, more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Milton Academy?” and “Which celebrities are Milton Academy alumni?”
  • 1
    Politician, Writer

    AgeDec. at 42 (1925-1968)

    BirthplaceBrookline, Massachusetts, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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

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  • 2
    Industrial designer, Poet

    AgeDec. at 87 (1895-1983)

    BirthplaceMilton, Massachusetts

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller was an American neo-futuristic architect, systems theorist, author, designer, and inventor. Fuller published more than 30 books, coining or popularizing terms such...  more

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  • 3
    Statesman, Politician

    AgeDec. at 77 (1932-2009)

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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

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  • 4
    Guitarist, Musician


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. He is one of...  more

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  • 5
    Poet, Literary critic

    AgeDec. at 76 (1888-1965)

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    NationalityUnited States of America, United Kingdom, England

    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

    The Best T. S. Eliot Quotes#42 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time#13 of 345 The Greatest American Writers of All Time

  • 6
    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 7


    BirthplaceNewton, Massachusetts

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jake Hooker (October 27, 1973 Newton, Massachusetts) is an American journalist and recipient of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting and the Gerald Loeb Award for Large Newspapers for...  more
  • 8


    BirthplaceGreenwich, Connecticut, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Diana Lancaster Taylor (born February 6, 1955) is the former New York State Superintendent of Banks and the domestic partner of former Mayor of New York City Michael Bloomberg, formerly known as the...  more
  • 9

    AgeDec. at 62 (1914-1976)

    BirthplaceHoughton, Michigan

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Nancy Harkness Love (February 14, 1914 – October 22, 1976), born Hannah Lincoln Harkness, was an American pilot and commander during World War II. She earned her pilot's license at age 16. She...  more
  • 10
    Professor, Economist


    BirthplaceWaco, Texas, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Austan Dean Goolsbee (born August 18, 1969) is an American economist who is currently the Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. Goolsbee...  more
  • 11
    Screenwriter, Lyricist


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    NationalityUnited States of America

    David Lindsay-Abaire (born November 30, 1969) is an American playwright, lyricist and screenwriter. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2007 for his play Rabbit Hole, which also earned...  more
  • 12
    Editor, Film critic

    AgeDec. at 59 (1896-1955)

    BirthplaceNew Rochelle, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Robert Emmet Sherwood (April 4, 1896 – November 14, 1955) was an American playwright, editor, and screenwriter. ...  more
  • 13
    Film Producer, Cinematographer


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jehane Noujaim (Egyptian Arabic: چيهان نچيم‎, IPA: [ʒeˈhæːn nʊˈʒeːm]) (born May 17, 1974) is an American documentary film director best known for her films Control Room,, Pangea Day and...  more
  • 14
    Joshua Hennessy (born February 7, 1985) is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently an unrestricted free agent. He most recently played for the Providence Bruins of the American...  more
  • 15
    Thomas Crane Wales (June 23, 1952 – October 11, 2001) was an American federal prosecutor and gun control advocate from Seattle, Washington, who was the victim of an unsolved murder that has been...  more
  • 16
    Historian, Writer


    BirthplaceConcord, Massachusetts

    NationalityUnited States of America

    John Darrell Sherwood (born 1966) is an American author who has published five books and numerous articles. He specializes in military history, but has also published articles on travel, and skiing....  more
  • 17
    Publisher, Photographer


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Katherine Wintrop Tweed was a publisher and photographer....  more
  • 18
    Cultural critic, Journalist


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Touré is the French transcription of a West African surname (English transcriptions are Turay and Touray). The name is probably derived from tùùré, the word for 'elephant' in Soninké, the language of...  more
  • 19
    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Alexandra Forbes Kerry (born September 5, 1973) is an American filmmaker. She is a partner at Locomotive Films and co-founder of Fictional Pictures, a film production company based in New York and...  more
  • 20
    Novelist, Author


    BirthplaceGreenwich, Connecticut

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Claire Messud (born 1966) is an American novelist and literature and creative writing professor. She is best known as the author of the novel The Emperor's Children (2006)....  more
  • 21
    Novelist, Film Producer


    NationalityUnited States of America

    Galt Niederhoffer (born October 2, 1976) is an American producer, director and novelist. She has produced over thirty feature films. Her movie credits as a producer include: Infinitely Polar Bear...  more
  • 22
    Sherrod Emerson Skinner Jr. (July 28, 1926 – October 26, 1952) was a United States Marine Corps officer who sacrificed his life in defense of his outpost and fellow Marines during the First Battle of...  more
  • 23

    AgeDec. at 89 (1876-1965)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Linwood Leon Clark (March 21, 1876 – November 18, 1965) was a U.S. Congressman who represented the second Congressional district of the state of Maryland from 1929 to 1931. Clark was born in...  more
  • 24
    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 78 (1811-1890)

    BirthplaceWashingtonville, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Samuel Calvin (July 30, 1811 – March 12, 1890) was a Whig member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania....  more
  • 25
    Hubert Adams "Ad" Carter (June 6, 1914 – April 1, 1995) was an American mountaineer, language teacher and was editor of the American Alpine Journal for 35 years....  more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to Milton Academy and be of some renown.