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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
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, nicknamed Slim, Lucky Lindy, and The Lone Eagle, was an American aviator, author, inventor, military officer, explorer, and social activist. As a 25-year-old U.S. Air ...more
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Nancy Reagan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Actor
Nancy Davis Reagan is the widow of the 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, and was First Lady of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Although she was born in New York City, her ...more
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Chelsea Clinton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Journalist
Chelsea Victoria Clinton is the only child of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. She was a special correspondent for NBC News and now ...more
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Bill Nye is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Comedian, Educator, Screenwriter
William Sanford "Bill" Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is an American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, scientist, and former mechanical ...more
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Charles Gibson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, Screenwriter
Charles deWolf "Charlie" Gibson is a former United States broadcast television anchor and journalist. He was a host of Good Morning America from 1987 to 1998 and 1999 to 2006 and ...more
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Robin Weigert is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Waiting staff, Actor
Robin Weigert is an American television and film actress.
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Julie Nixon Eisenhower is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Spokesperson, Public Servant, Author
Julie Nixon Eisenhower is the daughter of Richard M. Nixon, 37th President of the United States, and Pat Nixon, former First Lady of the United States. She is the younger sister to Patricia ...more
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James K. Glassman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Journalist
James Kenneth Glassman is the founding executive director of the George W. Bush Institute, a public policy development institution focused on creating independent, non-partisan solutions to ...more
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Tricia Nixon Cox is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Tricia Nixon Cox is a very private citizen and mother.
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John M. Deutch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Politician, Chemist, Civil servant
John Deutch has served in significant government and academic posts throughout his career.
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Anne Applebaum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Journalist, Historian, Author
Anne Elizabeth Applebaum is an American and Polish journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who has written extensively about communism and the development of civil society in Central and ...more
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Walter Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Physicist, Chemist, Scientist
Walter Gilbert is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Co-Founder of Paratek Pharmaceuticals. A well-known molecular biologist, he is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor, Harvard University. ...more
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Doug Gansler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Lawyer
Douglas F. "Doug" Gansler is an American attorney politician who served as the 45th Attorney General of Maryland. Gansler previously served as the State's Attorney for Montgomery ...more
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Daniel Mudd is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Businessperson
Daniel H. Mudd is the former President and CEO of Fannie Mae, a post he held from 2005-2008, 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
Roger Philip Mason, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association.
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Ana Gasteyer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Actor
Ana Kristina Gasteyer is an American actress of stage, film, and television. She is best known as a cast member on the sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live from 1996 to 2002 and for ...more
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Archibald Roosevelt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Archibald Bulloch "Archie" Roosevelt, the fifth child of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, was a distinguished U.S. Army officer and commander of U.S. forces in both World War I and ...more
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Hanna Holborn Gray is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Historian
Hanna Holborn Gray, is a historian of Renaissance and Reformation political thought and former president and professor of history emeritus at the University of Chicago.
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Margaret Edson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Playwright, Teacher
Margaret Edson 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 since 1992.
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Ann Brashares is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer
Ann Brashares is an American writer of young adult fiction. She is best known as the author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series. Brashares was born in Alexandria, Virginia and grew ...more
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Campbell McGrath is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Poet
Campbell McGrath is a notable American poet. He is the author of nine full-length collections of poetry, including his most recent, Seven Notebooks, Shannon: A Poem of the Lewis and Clark ...more
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John Katzenbach is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Novelist
John Katzenbach is a United States author of popular fiction. Son of Nicholas Katzenbach, former United States Attorney General, Katzenbach worked as a criminal court reporter for the Miami ...more
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Paul Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Tennis player
Paul Herbert Goldstein is a retired tennis player from the United States, who turned professional in 1998. He announced his retirement from professional tennis in February 2008, as he will start ...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
Philip Davis Guggenheim is an American film director and producer. His credits as a producer and director include Training Day, The Shield, Alias, 24, NYPD Blue, ER, Deadwood, and Party of Five ...more
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John Dickerson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Sidwell Friends School Alumni
Journalist, Writer
John Frederick Dickerson is an American journalist. He is chief political correspondent for Slate magazine and political director of CBS News. Before joining Slate, Dickerson covered politics at ...more