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Famous People who Majored in History

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List of famous people who majored in history, including photos when available. This list of famous history majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people will be towards the top. The names of the colleges or universities that these prominent history majors attended are displayed next to each person's name- you can also see other bits of information such as what year the person was born and what kind of degree they received. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in history you can use the "filter" bar to search for a specific name.

List of celebrities with degrees in history includes George Bush, Woodrow Wilson and more.

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were history majors?" and "What are the names of popular people who studied history?"

Share this list of respected history majors by clicking one of the social media icons at the top or bottom of the page. Some of these people might not necessarily be actors or athletes, but they're certainly all renowned in their own line of work.

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  • Sue Bradford (born 1 July 1952 in Auckland) is a New Zealand activist, academic, and former New Zealand politician who served as a list Member of Parliament representing the Green Party from 1999 to 2009.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: New Zealand
  • Susan Elizabeth Rice (born November 17, 1964) is an American public official who served as the 24th U.S. National Security Advisor from 2013 to 2017. A Brookings Institution fellow, she previously served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations from 2009 to 2013. She was on the staff of the National Security Council and as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during President Bill Clinton's second term. She was confirmed as Ambassador to the United Nations by the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent on January 22, 2009. Mentioned as a possible replacement for retiring U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2012, Rice withdrew from consideration following controversy related to... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
  • Dianne Feinstein is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list Famous People who Majored in History
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    Dianne Goldman Berman Feinstein (; born Dianne Emiel Goldman, June 22, 1933) is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from California. She took office on November 4, 1992. A member of the Democratic Party, Feinstein was Mayor of San Francisco from 1978 to 1988.Born in San Francisco, Feinstein graduated from Stanford University in 1955 with a Bachelor of Arts in History. In the 1960s, she worked in city government, and she was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1969. She served as the board's first female president in 1978, during which time the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk by Dan White drew national... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 87
    • Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

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  • Bryan Christopher Callen (born January 26, 1967) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and podcaster. He studied acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. Callen initiated his career as one of the original cast members on the sketch comedy series MADtv. Callen is co-host of the podcast The Fighter and the Kid, alongside Brendan Schaub.... more on Wikipedia
    • Age: 53
    • Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

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