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

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

This list features graduates like Olivia Wilde and George W. Bush.

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

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George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Phillips Academy Alumni
Pilot, Public speaker, Businessperson George Walker Bush is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009, and the 46th Governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000. The eldest ...more

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Olivia Wilde is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Phillips Academy Alumni
Film Producer, Model, Actor Olivia Wilde is an American actress, producer, and model. She has appeared in several television series including The O.C., The Black Donnellys and House. She has appeared in the films Alpha ...more

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Dick Wolf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Phillips Academy Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Richard Anthony "Dick" Wolf is an American television producer, specializing in dramas such as Miami Vice and the Law & Order franchise. He has won several awards including an Emmy ...more

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John F. Kennedy, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Phillips Academy Alumni
Pilot, Businessperson, Journalist John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr., often referred to as JFK Jr. or John-John in the press, was an American lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher. He was the only surviving son of U.S. President ...more

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George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Phillips Academy Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Soldier George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 - November 30, 2018) was an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993. Prior to assuming the ...more

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Jack Lemmon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Phillips Academy Alumni
Musician, Actor John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III was an American actor and musician. Lemmon was an eight time Academy Award nominee, with two wins. He starred in over 60 films, such as Some Like It Hot, ...more

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Humphrey Bogart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Phillips Academy Alumni
Actor Humphrey DeForest Bogart was an American screen actor whose performances in such iconic 1940s films noir as The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, and The Big Sleep, earned him the legacy of cultural ...more

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Samuel Morse is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Phillips Academy Alumni
Painter, Inventor, Artist Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a ...more

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Nathan Ames is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Phillips Academy Alumni
Inventor Nathan Ames was a patent solicitor who held the first patent in the United States for an escalator-like machine. The patent was granted on August 9, 1859 for an invention he called ...more

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Francis Robbins Upton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Phillips Academy Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist, Inventor Francis Robbins Upton was an American physicist and mathematician.

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Willow Bay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Phillips Academy Alumni
Journalist, Presenter Willow Bay is an American television correspondent, editor, author, and former model. She is currently director of the USC Annenberg School of Journalism and was previously senior editor for the ...more

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William Sloane Coffin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Phillips Academy Alumni
Chaplain William Sloane Coffin, Jr. was an American Christian clergyman and long-time peace activist. He was ordained in the Presbyterian church and later received ministerial standing in the United ...more

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Dana Delany is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Phillips Academy Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting Dana Welles Delany is an American film, stage, and television actress, producer, presenter, and health activist. Delany has been active in show business since the late 1970s. Following small ...more

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James Spader is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Phillips Academy Alumni
Actor, Voice acting James Todd Spader is an American actor. He is best known for portraying eccentric characters in such films as the action science fiction film Stargate, the controversial psychological thriller ...more

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Frederick Law Olmsted is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Phillips Academy Alumni
Journalist, Designer, Architect Frederick Law Olmsted was an American landscape architect, journalist, social critic, and public administrator. He is popularly considered to be the father of American landscape architecture, ...more

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Walker Evans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Phillips Academy Alumni
Journalist, Artist, Photographer Walker Evans was an American photographer best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration documenting the effects of the Great Depression. Much of Evans's work from the FSA period ...more

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Daniel Pinkham is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Phillips Academy Alumni
Composer, Organist Daniel Rogers Pinkham, Jr. was an American composer, organist, and harpsichordist.

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Henry L. Stimson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Phillips Academy Alumni
Diplomat, Lawyer Henry Lewis Stimson was an American statesman, lawyer and Republican Party politician and spokesman on foreign policy. He served as Secretary of War under Republican William Howard Taft, and as ...more

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William Cogswell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Phillips Academy Alumni
William Cogswell was a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts and a colonel in the Union Army during the American Civil War who was awarded the honorary grade of brevet brigadier general, U.S. ...more

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Seth Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Phillips Academy Alumni
Professor, Mechanical engineer, Engineer Seth Lloyd is a professor of mechanical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He refers to himself as a "quantum mechanic". His research area is the interplay of ...more

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Patrick J. Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Phillips Academy Alumni
Politician Patrick Joseph Kennedy II is an American politician. He is the former U.S. Representative for Rhode Island's 1st congressional district, serving from 1995 until 2011. He is a member of the ...more

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John S.C. Knowlton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Phillips Academy Alumni
John Stocker Coffin Knowlton was an American newspaper editor, publisher and politician who served in both branches of the Massachusetts legislature, as the Mayor of Worcester, Massachusetts, ...more

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Isaac N. Carleton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Phillips Academy Alumni
Isaac N. Carleton was an educator. He taught at Phillips Academy and was the principal of State Normal School in New Britain, Connecticut for twelve years. He was the founder of Carleton School ...more

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Christian Clemenson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Phillips Academy Alumni
Actor Christian Clemenson is an American film and television actor. He is well known for his portrayal of Jerry "Hands" Espenson in the television series Boston Legal, for which he won the ...more

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Moses T. Stevens is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Phillips Academy Alumni
Moses Tyler Stevens was an American textile manufacturer and a U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.