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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Trinity College and be of some renown.

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

List features graduates like Courtney Love, Oscar Wilde and more!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Trinity College?” and “Which celebrities are Trinity College alumni?”

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Billy Graham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Evangelist, Film Producer, Screenwriter William Franklin "Billy" Graham Jr., KBE is an American evangelical Christian evangelist, ordained as a Southern Baptist minister, who rose to celebrity status in 1949 reaching a core ...more

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George Will is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Commentator, Journalist, Author George Frederick Will is an American newspaper columnist, journalist, and author. He is a Pulitzer Prize–winner best known for his conservative commentary on politics. In 1986, The Wall Street ...more

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Kelly Killoren Bensimon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Editor, Socialite, Entrepreneur Kelly Killoren Bensimon is an American former model, author, socialite and former editor of Elle Accessories. She has appeared on the Bravo television series The Real Housewives of New York City ...more

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Edward Albee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Screenwriter, Author, Writer Edward Franklin Albee III is an American playwright who is known for works such as The Zoo Story, The Sandbox, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. His works are considered well-crafted, often ...more

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Mary McCormack is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Television producer, Actor Mary Catherine McCormack is an American actress. She has had leading roles as Justine Appleton, as Deputy National Security Adviser Kate Harper in The West Wing and as Mary Shannon in In Plain

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Jane Swift is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Politician Jane Maria Swift is an American politician, who served as the 69th Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts from 1999 to 2003 and Acting Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 2001 to ...more

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Richard Barthelmess is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Actor Richard Semler "Dick" Barthelmess was an American film actor. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1928.

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David Gottesman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
David Gottesman Businessperson David Sanford "Sandy" Gottesman is an American businessman and billionaire.

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Mike Kellin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Soldier, Military Officer, Actor Mike Kellin was an American actor.

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Ari Graynor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Photographer Ariel Geltman "Ari" Graynor is an American actress, known for her roles in TV series such as The Sopranos and Fringe, in stage productions such as Brooklyn Boy and The Little Dog ...more

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Loel Guinness is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Pilot, Business magnate, Socialite Loel Patrick Guinness is a philanthropist, film producer and adventurer. He is descended from Samuel Guinness, a Dublin goldsmith, the younger brother of the Guinness brewery's founder Arthur ...more

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Thomas S. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Businessperson, Banker Mr. Johnson retired in September 2004 as Chairman and CEO of GreenPoint Financial Corp. following the acquisition of GreenPoint by North Fork Bancorporation. Mr. Johnson had held the offices of ...more

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Cathleen Black is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Publisher, Businessperson Cathleen Prunty "Cathie" Black is a former New York City Schools Chancellor. On April 7, 2011, Black stepped down from her position after 95 days on the job. Her appointment to replace ...more

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David Chang is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Actor, Chef David Chang is a Korean-American chef and entrepreneur. He is the founder of the Momofuku restaurant group, which includes Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Ssäm Bar, Má Pêche, ...more

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Jim D. DeVries is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Businessperson James DeVries is senior vice president, human resources for the Allstate Insurance Company and is a member of Allstate's senior management team. As senior vice president human resources, DeVries ...more

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Jim Shepard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Poet, Professor, Author Jim Shepard is an American author and professor of creative writing and film at Williams College.

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Rodney Frelinghuysen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Politician Rodney Procter Frelinghuysen is the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 11th congressional district, serving since 1995. The district includes most of Morris County, an affluent suburban county ...more

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Joseph Cross is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Guitarist, Actor Joseph Michael Cross is an American actor. He began work as a child actor, and starred in three 1998 films, Desperate Measures, Wide Awake, and Jack Frost. More recently, he headlined the film ...more

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Stephen Gyllenhaal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Television director, Poet, Television producer Stephen Roark Gyllenhaal is an American film director and poet.

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Kevin Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Kevin Sullivan Politician Kevin B. Sullivan, a Democrat, was Connecticut's 86th Lieutenant Governor, from 2004 to 2007. He was elected to the Connecticut State Senate in 1986 and served as Senate President Pro Tempore ...more

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Jimmy G. Tharpe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni

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A. E. Douglass is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Astronomer A. E. Douglass was an American astronomer. He discovered a correlation between tree rings and the sunspot cycle, and founded the discipline of dendrochronology, which is a method of dating wood ...more

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John James McCook is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
John James McCook Chaplain John James McCook, Jr. was a chaplain in the Union Army during the American Civil War, and postbellum lawyer, professor, and theologian. He was a member of the Fighting McCooks, a family of ...more

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Charles McLean Andrews is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Historian, Professor, Author Charles McLean Andrews was one of the most distinguished American historians of his time as a leading authority on American colonial history. He wrote 102 major books and scholarly articles, as ...more

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Thomas Joseph Meskill is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Lawyer Thomas Joseph Meskill was a longtime judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He previously served as the 82nd Governor of Connecticut, as a U.S. Congressman from ...more

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Hans W. Becherer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Hans W. Becherer received his undergraduate education at Trinity College, where he was a member of St. Anthony Hall, and his MBA from Harvard. He became president of John Deere in 1987 and led ...more

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D'Arcy F. Rudnay is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Businessperson DArcy F. Rudnay serves as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications for Comcast Corporation.

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Barbara B. Kennelly is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Politician Barbara Bailey Kennelly is a former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Connecticut.

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John S. Phelps is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Politician John Smith Phelps was a politician, soldier during the American Civil War, and the 23rd Governor of Missouri.

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Dean Hamer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Geneticist, Film Producer, Filmmaker Dean Hamer is a geneticist, author, filmmaker, film director and producer.

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Eddie Perez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Politician Eduardo Alberto "Eddie" Perez is a politician of Puerto Rican origin and served as Mayor of Hartford, Connecticut from 2001-2010. Prior to entering politics, Perez worked as a ...more

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Joseph M. Warren is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Politician Joseph Mabbett Warren was a U.S. Representative from New York. Born in Troy, New York, Warren attended the local schools, and in 1827 entered Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY. He ...more

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Thomas L. Harris is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Thomas Langrell Harris was a U.S. Representative from Illinois.

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Ken Goulet is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Ken Goulet is president and CEO of WellPoints Commercial Business Unit, which includes local group customers (small and large group), National Accounts, UniCare, and Specialty Products ...more

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Henry Shelton Sanford is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Businessperson, Diplomat Henry Shelton Sanford was a wealthy American diplomat, businessman, and aristocrat from Connecticut who served as United States Ambassador to Belgium from 1861 to 1869. He is also known for ...more

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Richard Tuttle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Richard Tuttle Artist Richard Dean Tuttle is an American postminimalist artist known for his small, subtle, intimate works. His art makes use of scale and line. His works span a range of media, from sculpture, ...more

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J. Cleaveland Cady is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
J. Cleaveland Cady Josiah Cleaveland Cady, commonly known as J. Cleaveland Cady He was a New York-based architect whose most familiar surviving building is the south range of the American Museum of Natural History ...more

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Peter S. Kraus is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Businessperson Merrill Lynch Co., Inc. announced at May 5, 2008 that Peter S. Kraus, 55, has been appointed executive vice president and a member of the firm's Management Committee. Mr. Kraus will report to ...more

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Lesley Dill is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Artist Lesley Dill is an American contemporary artist and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

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Henry Howard Brownell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Henry Howard Brownell Historian Henry Howard Brownell was an American poet and historian.

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George W. Strawbridge, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
George W. Strawbridge, Jr. George W. Strawbridge, Jr. is an American educator, historian, investor, sportsman and philanthropist.

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Paul Collins is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Paul Collins American football player Paul Andrew Collins was an American football end in the National Football League for the Boston Braves/Redskins. He played college football at Trinity College.

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Joanna Scott is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Joanna Scott is an American author and Roswell Smith Burrows Professor of English at the University of Rochester. Scott has received critical acclaim for her novels. A member of the American ...more

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Ernest de Koven Leffingwell is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Ernest de Koven Leffingwell Ernest de Koven Leffingwell was an arctic explorer, geologist and Spanish-American War veteran. During the period from 1906 to 1914, Leffingwell spent 9 summers and 6 winters on the Arctic coast ...more

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Charles H. Baker, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Charles H. Baker, Jr. Writer Charles Henry Baker, Jr. was an American author best known for his culinary and cocktail writings. These books have become highly collectible among cocktail aficionados and culinary historians.

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Percival W. Clement is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Percival W. Clement Percival Wood Clement was an American politician who served as the 57th Governor of the U.S. state of Vermont from 1919 to 1921.

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Walter Harrison is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Walter Harrison Walter Lee Harrison, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is an American scholar of American Literature and Culture, and serves as the President of the University of Hartford, in West Hartford, ...more

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Robert Duncan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Robert Duncan Robert William Duncan is an American bishop. He was the first archbishop of the Anglican Church in North America from June 2009 to June 2014. In 1997, he was elected bishop of the Episcopal ...more

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John Fonfara is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
John Fonfara John W. Fonfara is a Democratic member of the Connecticut Senate, representing the 1st district since 1997 and currently serving as the Deputy Majority Leader. His district includes Hartford and ...more

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Richard Thomas Nolan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Trinity College Alumni
Richard Thomas Nolan The Rev. Richard Thomas Nolan is a canon of Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral in Hartford, Connecticut and a former college professor of philosophy and religious studies. He is the ...more