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Famous Radcliffe College Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 3.9k views195 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Radcliffe College and be of some renown.

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

List ranges from Bonnie Raitt to Ursula K. Le Guin and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Radcliffe College?” and “Which celebrities are Radcliffe College alumni?”
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    Jessica Tuchman Mathews (born July 4, 1946) is an American peace activist. She was President...  more
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    Deborah Wright

    Businessperson, Politician
    Deborah C. Wright (born 1958) is a board member of Citigroup Inc. (Audit, Consumer Compliance...  more
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    Carol Gilligan

    Psychologist, Author
    Carol Gilligan (; born November 28, 1936) is an American feminist, ethicist, and psychologist...  more
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    Mildred Dresselhaus

    Physicist, Professor
    Mildred Dresselhaus (née Spiewak; November 11, 1930 – February 20, 2017), known as the "queen...  more
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    Maxine Kumin

    Poet, Author
    Maxine Kumin (June 6, 1925 – February 6, 2014) was an American poet and author. She was...  more
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    Amy Gutmann (born November 19, 1949) is the eighth president of the University of...  more
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    Elizabeth Holtzman

    Politician, Lawyer
    Elizabeth Holtzman (born August 11, 1941) is an American politician and former member of the...  more
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    Annie Jump Cannon

    Human computer, Astronomer
    Annie Jump Cannon (; December 11, 1863 – April 13, 1941) was an American astronomer whose...  more
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    Helen Battles Sawyer Hogg, CC (1 August 1905 – 28 January 1993) was an astronomer noted for...  more
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    Henrietta Swan Leavitt

    Human computer, Astronomer
    Henrietta Swan Leavitt (; July 4, 1868 – December 12, 1921) was an American astronomer. A...  more
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    Mary Parker Follett

    Social Worker, Writer
    Mary Parker Follett (September 3, 1868 – December 18, 1933) was an American social worker,...  more
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    Susan Hadden

    Political scientist
    Susan G. Hadden (1945 – January 15, 1995) was a Professor in the Lyndon Baines Johnson School...  more
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    Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin (née Payne; (1900-05-10)May 10, 1900 – (1979-12-07)December 7,...  more
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    Marjorie Grene

    Writer, Philosopher
    Marjorie Glicksman Grene (December 13, 1910, Milwaukee, Wisconsin – March 16, 2009,...  more
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    Alice Rivlin

    Economist
    Alice Mitchell Rivlin (born Georgianna Alice Mitchell; March 4, 1931 – May 14, 2019) was an...  more
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    Tenley Emma Albright (born July 18, 1935) is an American former figure skater and surgeon. She...  more
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    Ursula K. Le Guin

    Novelist, Author
    Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (; October 21, 1929 – January 22, 2018) was an American author. She is...  more

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    Mary Catherine Bateson

    Cultural Anthropologist, Author
    Mary Catherine Bateson (born December 8, 1939) is an American writer and cultural...  more
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    Roger Adams (January 2, 1889 – July 6, 1971) was an American organic chemist. He is best known...  more
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    Barbara W. Tuchman

    Journalist, Historian
    Barbara Wertheim Tuchman (; January 30, 1912 – February 6, 1989) was an American historian and...  more
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    Linda Greenhouse

    Journalist, Court reporter
    Linda Joyce Greenhouse (born January 9, 1947) is the Knight Distinguished Journalist in...  more
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    Pauline Maier

    Historian, Professor
    Pauline Alice Maier (née Rubbelke; April 27, 1938 – August 12, 2013) was a revisionist...  more
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    Michelle Rosaldo

    Anthropologist
    Michelle "Shelly" Zimbalist Rosaldo (1944 in New York City – 1981 in Philippines) was a...  more
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    Emeline Hurd Hill Richardson (June 6, 1910 in Buffalo, New York, USA – August 29, 1999 in...  more
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    Emily Vermeule

    Archaeologist
    Emily Dickinson Townsend Vermeule (August 11, 1928 – February 6, 2001) was an American...  more