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Famous St. Paul's School Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1

    Ian Somerhalder

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceCovington, 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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  • 2

    John Lindsay

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 79 (1921-2000)

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America


    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 City,...  more
  • 3

    John Kerry

    Spokesperson, Prosecutor


    BirthplaceAurora, Colorado, United States of America


    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 served...  more

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  • 4


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America


    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 Princess...  more

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  • 5

    Alexis Denisof

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceSalisbury, 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 also...  more

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  • 6

    Judd Nelson

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplacePortland, 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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  • 7

    John Jacob Astor IV


    AgeDec. at 48 (1864-1912)

    BirthplaceRhinebeck, 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 War, and a...  more
  • 8

    Neil Jordan

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceSligo, 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 Guardian...  more
  • 9

    Sheldon Whitehouse

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceNew 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 and...  more
  • 10

    Pieter Whitney Fosburgh

    Conservationist, Naturalist

    AgeDec. at 63 (1915-1978)

    BirthplaceIrvington, New York


  • 11

    James Rudolph Garfield

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 85 (1865-1950)

    BirthplaceHiram, 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
  • 12

    Hugh Whitney Fosburgh

    Journalist, Conservationist

    AgeDec. at 60 (1916-1976)


  • 13

    Oliver Belmont

    Businessperson, Politician

    AgeDec. at 50 (1858-1908)

    BirthplaceNew 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 Belmont...  more
  • 14

    Rick Moody

    Novelist, Essayist


    BirthplaceNew 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 two suburban...  more
  • 15

    Mark Pellington

    Television director, Television producer


    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland, United States of America


    Mark Pellington (born March 17, 1962) is an American film director, writer, and producer....  more
  • 16
    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 Fame....  more
  • 17

    AgeDec. at 53 (1859-1912)

    BirthplaceMobile, 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 adult...  more
  • 18


    BirthplaceWashington, 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 and...  more
  • 19
    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
  • 20
    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 Vanderbilt family....  more
  • 21

    Hobey Baker

    Ice Hockey Player, American football player

    AgeDec. at 26 (1892-1918)

    BirthplaceBala 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 by the Hockey...  more
  • 22

    Huntington Hartford

    Businessperson, Film Producer

    AgeDec. at 97 (1911-2008)

    BirthplaceNew 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
  • 23

    AgeDec. at 96 (1913-2009)

    BirthplacePurchase, 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 throughout...  more
  • 24
    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
  • 25

    Charles A. Burns

    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