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Famous St. Paul's School Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to St. Paul's School and be of some renown.

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

Alumni include Ian Somerhalder, John Kerry and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to St. Paul's School?” and “Which celebrities are St. Paul's School alumni?”
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Ian Somerhalder is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous St. Paul's School Alumni
Model, Actor, Philanthropist

Age: 40

Birthplace: Covington, Louisiana, United States of America

Ian Joseph Somerhalder (born December 8, 1978) is an American actor, model, activist and director. He is known for playing Boone Carlyle in the TV drama Lost and Damon Salvatore in The CW's ...more

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John Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous St. Paul's School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 79 (1921-2000)

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, + more

John Vliet Lindsay (; November 24, 1921 – December 19, 2000) was an American politician, lawyer, and broadcaster. During his political career, Lindsay was a U.S. congressman, mayor of New York ...more
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John Kerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous St. Paul's School Alumni
Spokesperson, Prosecutor, Politician

Age: 75

Birthplace: Aurora, Colorado, USA

John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is an American politician who served as the 68th United States Secretary of State from 2013 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously ...more

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Catherine Oxenberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous St. Paul's School Alumni
Actor

Age: 57

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Catherine Oxenberg, born September 22, 1961) is an American actress. Best known for her performance as Amanda Carrington on the 1980s prime time soap opera Dynasty, she is the daughter of ...more

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Alexis Denisof is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous St. Paul's School Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 53

Birthplace: Salisbury, Maryland, United States of America

Alexis Denisof (born February 25, 1966) is an American actor who is primarily known for playing Wesley Wyndam-Pryce in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel. He ...more

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Judd Nelson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous St. Paul's School Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 56

Birthplace: Portland, Maine, USA

Judd Asher Nelson (born November 28, 1959) is an American actor best known for his roles as John Bender in The Breakfast Club, Alec Newbary in St. Elmo's Fire, Hot Rod / Rodimus Prime in The ...more

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John Jacob Astor IV is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous St. Paul's School Alumni
Businessperson

Age: Dec. at 48 (1864-1912)

Birthplace: Rhinebeck, New York, United States of America

John Jacob "Jack" Astor IV (July 13, 1864 – April 15, 1912) was an American businessman, real estate developer, investor, inventor, writer, lieutenant colonel in the Spanish–American ...more
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Neil Jordan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous St. Paul's School Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Novelist

Age: 69

Birthplace: Sligo, Republic of Ireland

Neil Patrick Jordan (born 25 February 1950) is an Irish film director, screenwriter, novelist and short-story writer. His first book, Night in Tunisia, won a Somerset Maugham Award and the ...more
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Sheldon Whitehouse is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous St. Paul's School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 63

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

Sheldon Whitehouse (born October 20, 1955) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the junior United States Senator from Rhode Island since 2007. He is a member of the Democratic Party ...more
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Pieter Whitney Fosburgh ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous St. Paul's School Alumni
Conservationist, Naturalist

Age: Dec. at 63 (1915-1978)

Birthplace: Irvington, New York

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James Rudolph Garfield ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous St. Paul's School Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 85 (1865-1950)

Birthplace: Hiram, Ohio, United States of America

James Rudolph Garfield (October 17, 1865 – March 24, 1950) was an American politician and lawyer. Garfield was a son of President James A. Garfield and First Lady Lucretia Garfield. He served as ...more
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Hugh Whitney Fosburgh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous St. Paul's School Alumni
Journalist, Conservationist, Naturalist

Age: Dec. at 60 (1916-1976)

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Oliver Belmont is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous St. Paul's School Alumni
Businessperson, Politician

Age: Dec. at 50 (1858-1908)

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

Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont (November 12, 1858 – June 10, 1908) was an American socialite and United States Representative from New York. Belmont was a member of the banking firm of August ...more
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Rick Moody is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous St. Paul's School Alumni
Novelist, Essayist, Composer

Age: 57

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

Hiram Frederick "Rick" Moody III (born October 18, 1961) is an American novelist and short story writer best known for the 1994 novel The Ice Storm, a chronicle of the dissolution of ...more
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Mark Pellington is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous St. Paul's School Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 56

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Mark Pellington (born March 17, 1962) is an American film director, writer, and producer.
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Tommy Hitchcock, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous St. Paul's School Alumni

Age: Dec. at 44 (1900-1944)

Birthplace: Aiken, South Carolina

Thomas Hitchcock Jr. (February 11, 1900 – April 18, 1944) was an American polo player who was killed in an air crash during World War II. He was inducted into the Museum of Polo and Hall of
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Archibald Gracie IV is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous St. Paul's School Alumni
Historian

Age: Dec. at 53 (1859-1912)

Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama

Archibald Gracie IV (January 15, 1858 – December 4, 1912) was an American writer, soldier, amateur historian, real estate investor, and survivor of the sinking of RMS Titanic. He was the first ...more
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William Howard Taft IV ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous St. Paul's School Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 73

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

William Howard Taft IV (born September 13, 1945) is an attorney who has served in the United States government under several Republican administrations. He is the son of William Howard Taft III ...more
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John Gilbert Winant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous St. Paul's School Alumni

Age: Dec. at 58 (1889-1947)

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

John Gilbert Winant OM (February 23, 1889 – November 3, 1947) was an American politician with the Republican party after a brief career as a teacher in Concord, New Hampshire. John Winant held ...more
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Cornelius Vanderbilt III... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous St. Paul's School Alumni

Age: Dec. at 69 (1873-1942)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Brigadier General Cornelius "Neily" Vanderbilt III (September 5, 1873 – March 1, 1942) was an American military officer, inventor, engineer, and yachtsman. He was a member of the
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Hobey Baker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous St. Paul's School Alumni
Ice Hockey Player, American football player

Age: Dec. at 26 (1892-1918)

Birthplace: Bala Cynwyd, Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania

Hobart Amory Hare "Hobey" Baker (January 15, 1892 – December 21, 1918) was an American amateur athlete of the early twentieth century. Considered the first American star in ice hockey ...more
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Huntington Hartford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous St. Paul's School Alumni
Businessperson, Film Producer, Philanthropist

Age: Dec. at 97 (1911-2008)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

George Huntington Hartford II (April 18, 1911 – May 19, 2008) was an American businessman, philanthropist, stage and film producer, and art collector. He was also heir to the A&P supermarket ...more
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Whitelaw Reid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous St. Paul's School Alumni
Pilot

Age: Dec. at 96 (1913-2009)

Birthplace: Purchase, New York

Whitelaw Reid (July 26, 1913 – April 18, 2009) was an American journalist who later served as editor, president and chairman of the family-owned New York Herald Tribune. An avid sportsman ...more
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Levi H. Greenwood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous St. Paul's School Alumni

Age: Dec. at 58 (1872-1930)

Birthplace: Gardner, Massachusetts, United States of America

Levi Heywood Greenwood (December 22, 1872 – April 7, 1930) was a businessman and Republican politician from Massachusetts in the late 19th and early 20th century. He was the father of former ...more
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Charles A. Burns is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous St. Paul's School Alumni
Charles A. Burns

Age: Dec. at 67 (1863-1930)

Birthplace: Wilton, New Hampshire, United States of America

Charles Alonzo Burns (January 3, 1863 – December 31, 1930) was a Massachusetts, USA, businessman and politician who served on the Board of Aldermen and as the fifteenth mayor of Somerville, ...more