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List of famous alumni from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York 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 Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York.

This list has a variety of graduates in it, from Norman Thomas to Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York?” and “Which celebrities are Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York alumni?”

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William Sloane Coffin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Chaplain William Sloane Coffin, Jr. was an American Christian clergyman and long-time peace activist. He was ordained in the Presbyterian church and later received ministerial standing in the United ...more

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Norman Thomas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Activist, Politician, Writer Norman Mattoon Thomas was an American Presbyterian minister who achieved fame as a socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.

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Harry Emerson Fosdick is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Preacher "Harry Emerson Fosdick" was an American pastor. Fosdick became a central figure in the "Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy" within American Protestantism in the 1920s and ...more

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Francis Brown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Francis Brown The Rev. Francis Brown, American Semitic scholar, was born in Hanover, New Hampshire. He was the son of Samuel Gilman Brown, president of Hamilton College from 1867 to 1881, and the grandson of ...more

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Carl Rogers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Clinical psychologist, Psychotherapist, Psychologist Carl Ransom Rogers was an influential American psychologist and among the founders of the humanistic approach to psychology. Rogers is widely considered to be one of the founding fathers of ...more

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Daniel D. McCracken is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Programmer, Computer scientist Daniel D. McCracken was a computer scientist in the United States. He was a Professor of Computer Sciences at the City College of New York, and the author of over two dozen textbooks on computer ...more

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Theologian, Pastor, Writer Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German Lutheran pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident, and key founding member of the Confessing Church. His writings on Christianity's role in the secular world have ...more

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G. Stanley Hall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Psychologist, Science writer Granville Stanley Hall was a pioneering American psychologist and educator. His interests focused on childhood development and evolutionary theory. Hall was the first president of the American ...more

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Melissa Harris-Perry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Professor, Political scientist, Writer Melissa Victoria Harris-Perry is an American writer, professor, television host, and political commentator with a focus on African-American politics. Harris-Perry hosts the Melissa Harris-Perry ...more

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John S. Edwards is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Lawyer John Saul Edwards is an American politician and lawyer. He is a member of the Senate of Virginia, representing the 21st district.

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Rollo May is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Psychologist, Author Rollo Reece May was an American existential psychologist and author of the influential book Love and Will. He is often associated with humanistic psychology, existentialist philosophy and, ...more

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Robert Powell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Composer, Organist Robert Powell is an American composer, organist, and choir director. Powell earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Louisiana State University with a focus on organ and composition. He studied ...more

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William Elliot Griffis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
William Elliot Griffis was an American orientalist, Congregational minister, lecturer, and prolific author. Griffis was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of a sea captain and later a ...more

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Horatio Stockton Howell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Horatio Stockton Howell Chaplain Horatio Stockton Howell was a Union Army chaplain killed in downtown Gettysburg on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Charles Augustus Briggs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Charles Augustus Briggs Writer Charles Augustus Briggs, American Presbyterian scholar and theologian, was born in New York City, the son of Alanson Briggs and Sarah Mead Berrian. He was excommunicated from the Presbyterian ...more

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Mark Hanson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Mark Hanson Mark S. Hanson was the third Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Before being elected presiding bishop, he served as bishop of the Saint Paul Area Synod. Prior to ...more

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John Sung is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
John Sung Shang Chieh, also John Sung, was a renowned Chinese Christian evangelist who played an instrumental role in the revival movement among the Chinese in Mainland China, Taiwan, and ...more

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Gnana Robinson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Gnana Robinson is an Old Testament Bible scholar.

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Arthur Tappan Pierson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Arthur Tappan Pierson Arthur Tappan Pierson was an American Presbyterian pastor, Christian leader, and writer who preached over 13,000 sermons, wrote over fifty books, and gave Bible lectures as part of a ...more

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Richard Shindell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Songwriter, Singer Richard Shindell is an American folk songwriter. Shindell grew up in Port Washington, New York. He lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with his wife, a university professor, and their children. ...more

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Gerre Hancock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Organist Gerre Edward Hancock was an American organist, improviser, and composer. Hancock was Professor of Organ and Sacred Music at the University of Texas at Austin. He died of cardiac arrest in ...more

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Lynn de Silva is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Lynn Alton de Silva was a Sri Lankan theologian and Methodist minister. He was the founder and editor of one of the first theological journals on Buddhist-Christian encounter called Dialogue, ...more

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Calvin O. Butts is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Pastor Calvin O. Butts, III is the Pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York, President of the State University of New York College at Old Westbury, and Chairman and founder of ...more

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Charles Loring Brace is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Anthropologist Charles Loring Brace was an American philanthropist who contributed to the field of social reform. He is considered a father of the modern foster care movement and was most renowned for starting ...more

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Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer Politician, Professor Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer is an American academic. He sought the endorsement of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party as a candidate for U.S. Senate in 2008, but was defeated by Al Franken.

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Leon Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Leon Howard Sullivan was a Baptist minister, a civil rights leader and social activist focusing on the creation of job training opportunities for African Americans, a longtime General Motors ...more

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Freeman Patterson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Photographer Freeman Wilford Patterson, CM is a Canadian nature photographer and writer born at Long Reach, New Brunswick. He currently lives at Shamper's Bluff, New Brunswick. He earned a B.A. from Acadia ...more

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Benjamin Chavis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Actor Dr. Benjamin Franklin Chavis, Jr. is an African American civil rights leader born on January 22, 1948 in Oxford, North Carolina. In his youth, Dr. Chavis was an assistant to Dr. Martin Luther ...more

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James A. Dombrowski is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
James A. Dombrowski Writer James Anderson Dombrowski was a southern white Methodist minister and intellectual who was active in the African-American civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. He lived in New Orleans ...more

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Edwin Burtt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Philosopher Edwin Arthur Burtt, usually cited as E. A. Burtt, was an American philosopher who wrote extensively on the philosophy of religion. His doctoral thesis published as a book under the title The ...more

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Lynn Townsend White, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Lynn Townsend White, Jr. Lynn Townsend White, Jr. was a professor of medieval history at Princeton from 1933 to 1937, and at Stanford from 1937 to 1943. He was president of Mills College, Oakland, from 1943 to 1958 and ...more

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Frederick Buckley Newell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Frederick Buckley Newell was an American Bishop of The Methodist Church, elected in 1952.

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Sid Lovett is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Sid Lovett is a Democratic former member of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, representing the Grafton 8th District from 1994–1998, 2000-2002, 2006-2008 and 2012-2014.

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David Dellinger is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Activist, Writer David T. Dellinger was an influential American radical, a pacifist and activist for nonviolent social change.

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Myles Horton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Myles Horton Myles Falls Horton was an American educator, socialist and cofounder of the Highlander Folk School, famous for its role in the Civil Rights Movement. Horton taught and heavily influenced most of ...more

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Steven C. Rockefeller is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Steven C. Rockefeller Steven Clark Rockefeller, a fourth-generation member of the Rockefeller family and a former dean of Middlebury College, is a philanthropist who focuses on education, Planned Parenthood, human ...more

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Thomas Cahill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Thomas Cahill Author, Writer Thomas Cahill is an American scholar and writer. He is best known for The Hinges of History series, a prospective seven-volume series in which the author recounts formative moments in Western ...more

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Walter Brueggemann is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Theologian Walter Brueggemann is an American Protestant Old Testament scholar and theologian. Brueggemann is widely considered one of the most influential Old Testament scholars of the last several

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Walter Wink is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Walter Wink Writer Walter Wink was an American biblical scholar, theologian, and activist who was an important figure in Progressive Christianity. Wink spent much of his career teaching at Auburn Theological ...more

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Masao Abe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Masao Abe Philosopher Masao Abe was a Japanese Buddhist and professor in religious studies, who became well known for his work in Buddhist-Christian interfaith dialogue, which later included Judaism. He wrote also on ...more

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Al Carmines is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Al Carmines Lyricist, Actor, Composer Reverend Alvin Allison "Al" Carmines, Jr. was a key figure in the expansion of Off-Off-Broadway theatre in the 1960s. Carmines was born in Hampton, Virginia. Although his musical ...more

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A. J. Muste is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
A. J. Muste Pastor The Reverend Abraham Johannes "A.J." Muste was a Dutch-born American clergyman and political activist. Muste is best remembered for his work in the labor movement, pacifist movement, ...more

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James David Manning is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Pastor James David Manning is chief pastor at the ATLAH World Missionary Church on 123rd Street in New York City. Manning grew up in Red Springs, North Carolina, born to an African American family, and ...more

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Charles O. Gill is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Charles O. Gill Charles Otis Gill was an American Congregationalist clergyman. With Gifford Pinchot he co-authored two influential books on the state of rural churches in the United States. Gill played American ...more

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Christopher Morse is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Christopher Morse Christopher Morse is an American Christian theologian. He is Dietrich Bonhoeffer Professor of Theology and Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

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Joshua Russell Chandran is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Joshua Russell Chandran was an Indian Christian theologian, who served as President of Senate of Serampore College, Bengal, and as President of the United Theological College, Bangalore, and was ...more

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Stanley Jedidiah Samartha is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Stanley Jedidiah Samartha Stanley Jedidiah Samartha was an Indian theologian and a participant in inter-religious dialogue. Samartha's major contribution was through the World Council of Churches sub-unit "Dialogue ...more

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Edmond La Beaume Cherbonnier is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Edmond La Beaume Cherbonnier The Rev. Edmond La Beaume Cherbonnier is an American scholar in the field of religious studies, Professor of Religion, at Trinity College, and an Episcopal Church deacon. He is known for his ...more

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Langdon Brown Gilkey is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Langdon Brown Gilkey Langdon Brown Gilkey was an American Protestant Ecumenical theologian.

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Walter Quincy Scott is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York Alumni
Walter Quincy Scott Walter Quincy Scott, born in Dayton, Ohio, was the second President of The Ohio State University. After serving in the American Civil War, Scott attended Lafayette College and Union Theological ...more