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Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 49.7k views84 items

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

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

This list includes Mark Zuckerberg, Franklin Pierce and more notable Phillips Exeter Academy alumni. Go Big Red!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Phillips Exeter Academy?” and “Which celebrities are Phillips Exeter Academy alumni?”
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    Mark Zuckerberg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni

    Mark Zuckerberg

    Programmer, Businessperson

    Age36

    BirthplaceWhite Plains, New York

    Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (; born May 14, 1984) is an American technology entrepreneur and... more

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    Gore Vidal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni

    Gore Vidal

    Politician, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 87 (1925-2012)

    BirthplaceWest Point, Contiguous United States, New York, Orange County, United States of America

    Eugene Luther Gore Vidal (; born Eugene Louis Vidal, October 3, 1925 – July 31, 2012) was an... more

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    Daniel Webster is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni

    Daniel Webster

    Statesman, Politician

    AgeDec. at 70 (1782-1852)

    BirthplaceSalisbury, New Hampshire, United States of America

    Daniel Webster (January 18, 1782 – October 24, 1852) was an American statesman who represented... more
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    Paul Klebnikov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni

    Paul Klebnikov

    Editor, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 41 (1963-2004)

    BirthplaceNew York

    Paul Klebnikov (Russian: Павел Юрьевич Хлебников; August 6, 1964 – July 9, 2004) was an... more
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    Franklin Pierce is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni

    Franklin Pierce

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 65 (1804-1869)

    BirthplaceHillsborough, New Hampshire, United States of America

    Franklin Pierce (November 23, 1804 – October 8, 1869) was the 14th president of the United... more

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    Robert Todd Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni

    Robert Todd Lincoln

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 83 (1843-1926)

    BirthplaceSpringfield, Illinois, United States of America

    Robert Todd Lincoln (August 1, 1843 – July 26, 1926) was an American politician, lawyer, and... more
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    Kenji Yoshino is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni

    Kenji Yoshino

    Educator, Jurist

    Age51

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Kenji Yoshino (born May 1, 1969) is a legal scholar and the Chief Justice Earl Warren... more
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    Donald Hall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni

    Donald Hall

    Editor, Poet

    Age92

    BirthplaceHamden, Connecticut

    Donald Andrew Hall Jr. (September 20, 1928 – June 23, 2018) was an American poet, writer,... more
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    Daniel Dennett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni

    Daniel Dennett

    Cognitive scientist, Professor

    Age78

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Daniel Clement Dennett III (born March 28, 1942) is an American philosopher, writer, and... more

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    Fred Grandy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni

    Fred Grandy

    Politician, Radio personality

    Age72

    BirthplaceSioux City, Iowa, USA

    Fredrick Lawrence Grandy (born June 29, 1948) is an American actor who played "Gopher" on the... more

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    Peter R. Orszag is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni

    Age51

    BirthplaceEastern United States, Boston, Area code 617, New England, United States of America

    Peter Richard Orszag (born December 16, 1968) is an American banker and economist. He is the... more
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    Judd Gregg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni

    Judd Gregg

    Politician, Lawyer

    Age73

    BirthplaceNashua, New Hampshire, United States of America

    Judd Alan Gregg (born February 14, 1947) is an American politician and lawyer. He served as... more
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    Amos T. Akerman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni

    Amos T. Akerman

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 59 (1821-1880)

    BirthplacePortsmouth, New Hampshire, United States of America

    Amos Tappan Akerman (February 23, 1821 – December 21, 1880) served as United States Attorney... more
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    Thomas W. Lamont is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni

    AgeDec. at 78 (1870-1948)

    BirthplaceClaverack, New York

    Thomas William Lamont, Jr. (September 30, 1870 – February 2, 1948) was an American banker.
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    John Irving is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni

    John Irving

    Novelist, Screenwriter

    Age78

    BirthplaceExeter, New Hampshire, United States of America

    John Winslow Irving (born John Wallace Blunt Jr.; March 2, 1942) is an American novelist and... more
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    David Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni

    David Eisenhower

    Soldier, Historian

    Age72

    BirthplaceWest Point, New York

    Dwight David Eisenhower II (born March 31, 1948), better known as David Eisenhower is an... more
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    Booth Tarkington is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni

    Booth Tarkington

    Novelist, Author

    AgeDec. at 77 (1869-1946)

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    Newton Booth Tarkington (July 29, 1869 – May 19, 1946) was an American novelist and dramatist... more
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    James Agee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni

    James Agee

    Poet, Film critic

    AgeDec. at 46 (1909-1955)

    BirthplaceKnoxville, Tennessee

    James Rufus Agee ( AY-jee; November 27, 1909 – May 16, 1955) was an American novelist,... more
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    Peter Benchley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni

    Peter Benchley

    Television producer, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 66 (1940-2006)

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Peter Bradford Benchley (May 8, 1940 – February 11, 2006) was an American author,... more
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    Gifford Pinchot is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni
    Gifford Pinchot (August 11, 1865 – October 4, 1946) was an American forester and politician.... more
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    Peter A. Brooke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni
    Peter A. Brooke is the founder and CEO and Chairman o Advent International.
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    Robert Thurman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni

    Robert Thurman

    Professor, Actor

    Age79

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Robert Alexander Farrar Thurman (born August 3, 1941) is an American Buddhist author and... more
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    Edward Everett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni

    Edward Everett

    Politician, Orator

    AgeDec. at 71 (1794-1865)

    BirthplaceDorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Edward Everett (April 11, 1794 – January 15, 1865) was an American politician, pastor,... more

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    Frederick Winslow Taylor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni

    Frederick Winslow Taylor

    Tennis player, Mechanical engineer

    AgeDec. at 59 (1856-1915)

    BirthplaceGermantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Frederick Winslow Taylor (March 20, 1856 – March 21, 1915) was an American mechanical engineer... more
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    Trish Regan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Phillips Exeter Academy Alumni

    Trish Regan

    Newsreader

    Age42

    BirthplaceHampton, New Hampshire, United States of America

    Tricia Ann Regan (born December 13, 1972), known professionally as Trish Regan, is an American... more
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