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Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Sidwell Friends School and be of some renown.

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

List includes Nancy Reagan, Chelsea Clinton and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Sidwell Friends School?” and “Which celebrities are Sidwell Friends School alumni?”
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Charles Lindbergh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Pilot, Inventor, Author

Age: Dec. at 72 (1902-1974)

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974) was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, explorer, and environmental activist, and a spokesperson for the ...more

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Nancy Reagan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Actor

Age: 97

Birthplace: Flushing, New York City, New York, United States of America

Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins; July 6, 1921 – March 6, 2016) was an American film actress and the wife of Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States. She was the ...more

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Chelsea Clinton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Journalist

Age: 38

Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America

Chelsea Victoria Clinton (born February 27, 1980) is an American author and global health advocate. She is the only child of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State ...more

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Bill Nye is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Comedian, Educator, Screenwriter

Age: 63

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

William Sanford Nye (born November 27, 1955), popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science communicator, television presenter, and mechanical engineer. He is best known as ...more

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Charles Gibson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, Screenwriter

Age: 75

Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States of America

Charles deWolf Gibson (born March 9, 1943) is a retired American broadcast television anchor and journalist. Gibson was a host of Good Morning America from 1987 to 2006, and the anchor of World ...more

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Robin Weigert is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Waiting staff, Actor

Age: 49

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

Robin Weigert (born July 7, 1969) is an American television and film actress. She is best known for portraying Calamity Jane on the HBO series Deadwood (2004–06, 2019), for which she was ...more
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Julie Nixon Eisenhower ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Spokesperson, Public Servant, Author

Age: 70

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Julie Nixon Eisenhower (born July 5, 1948) is an American author who is the younger daughter of Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States, and Pat Nixon, First Lady of the United ...more
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James K. Glassman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Journalist

Age: 72

James Kenneth Glassman (born January 1, 1947) is the founding executive director of the George W. Bush Institute, a public policy development institution focused on creating independent, ...more
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Tricia Nixon Cox is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni

Age: 73

Birthplace: Whittier, California

Patricia Nixon Cox (born February 21, 1946) is the elder daughter of the 37th President Richard Nixon and First Lady Pat Nixon, and sister to Julie Nixon Eisenhower. She is married to Edward F. ...more
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John M. Deutch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Politician, Chemist, Civil servant

Age: 80

Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

John Mark Deutch (born July 27, 1938) is an American physical chemist and civil servant. He was the United States Deputy Secretary of Defense from 1994 to 1995 and Director of Central ...more
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Anne Applebaum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Journalist, Historian, Author

Age: 54

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Anne Elizabeth Applebaum (born July 25, 1964) is an American journalist and historian who is also a citizen of Poland. A winner of the Pulitzer Prize, she has written extensively about ...more
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Walter Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Physicist, Chemist, Scientist

Age: 86

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

Walter Gilbert (born March 21, 1932) is an American biochemist, physicist, molecular biology pioneer, and Nobel laureate.
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Doug Gansler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 56

Birthplace: Summit, New Jersey, United States of America

Douglas Friend Gansler (born October 30, 1962) is an American attorney and politician who served as the 45th Attorney General of Maryland. Gansler previously served as the State's Attorney for ...more
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Daniel Mudd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 63

Daniel H. Mudd (born 1956) is the former President and CEO of Fannie Mae, a post he held from 2005 to 2008, and, more recently for 2 1/2 years, the CEO of Fortress Investment Group.
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Roger Mason, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 38

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Roger Philip Mason Jr. (born September 10, 1980) is an American retired professional basketball player who last played for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is the ...more
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Ana Gasteyer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Actor

Age: 51

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

Ana Kristina Gasteyer (born May 4, 1967) is an American actress, singer, and comedian best known for her time as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 1996 to 2002. She has since starred in ...more

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Archibald Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni

Age: Dec. at 85 (1894-1979)

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Archibald Bulloch "Archie" Roosevelt (April 10, 1894 – October 13, 1979), the fifth child of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, was a distinguished U.S. Army officer and commander of ...more
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Hanna Holborn Gray is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Historian

Age: 88

Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany

Hanna Holborn Gray (born October 25, 1930) is an American historian of Renaissance and Reformation political thought and Professor of History Emerita at the University of Chicago. She served as ...more
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Margaret Edson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Playwright, Teacher

Age: 57

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Margaret "Maggie" Edson (born July 4, 1961) is an American playwright. She is a recipient of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play Wit. She has been a public school teacher
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Ann Brashares is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: 51

Birthplace: Virginia

Ann Brashares (born July 30, 1967) is an American young adult novelist. She is best known as the author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series.
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Campbell McGrath is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Poet

Age: 57

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Campbell McGrath (born 1962) is an American poet. He is the author of nine full-length collections of poetry, including his most recent, Seven Notebooks (Ecco Press, 2008), Shannon: A Poem of ...more
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John Katzenbach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Novelist

Age: 68

Birthplace: Princeton, New Jersey

John Katzenbach (born June 23, 1950) is a United States author of popular fiction. Son of Nicholas Katzenbach, former United States Attorney General, Katzenbach worked as a criminal court ...more
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Paul Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Tennis player

Age: 42

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Paul Herbert Goldstein (born August 4, 1976) is a retired tennis player from the United States, who turned professional in 1998. He announced his retirement from professional tennis in February ...more
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Davis Guggenheim is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 55

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri

Philip Davis Guggenheim (born November 3, 1963) is an American film and television director and producer. His credits include NYPD Blue, ER, 24, Alias, The Shield, Deadwood, and the ...more
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John Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Journalist, Writer

Age: 51

John Frederick Dickerson (born July 6, 1968) is an American journalist and a reporter for CBS News. His current assignment is 60 Minutes and CBS News' Election specials. Most recently, he was ...more