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

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

This list includes Robert Forster, Shirley Jackson and more graduates.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Rochester?” and “Which celebrities are University of Rochester alumni?”

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Leland Clark is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Chemist, Inventor Leland C. Clark Jr. was an American biochemist born in Rochester, New York. He is most well known as the inventor of the Clark electrode, a device used for measuring oxygen in blood, water and ...more

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Alice Denham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
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Edward Gibson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Physicist, Astronaut, Engineer Edward George Gibson, Ph.D. is a former astronaut for NASA, a pilot, an engineer, and a physicist. Before becoming a NASA astronaut, Gibson graduated from the University of Rochester and the ...more

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William Harkness is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Inventor, Surgeon William Harkness was an astronomer, born at Ecclefechan, Scotland, a son of James and Jane Harkness. Harkness died in Jersey City on February 28, 1903 at the age of 66.

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George B. Selden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Businessperson, Inventor, Lawyer George Baldwin Selden was a patent lawyer and inventor who was granted a U.S. patent for an automobile in 1895.

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Gary L. Francione is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Professor, Philosopher Gary Lawrence Francione is an American legal scholar. He is the Distinguished Professor of Law and Nicholas deB. Katzenbach Scholar of Law & Philosophy at Rutgers School of Law–Newark. ...more

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N. Katherine Hayles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
N. Katherine Hayles is a postmodern literary critic, most notable for her contribution to the fields of literature and science, electronic literature, and American literature. She is professor ...more

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Michael O'Donoghue is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Editor, Songwriter, Journalist Michael O'Donoghue was a writer and performer. He was known for his dark and destructive style of comedy and humor, was a major contributor to National Lampoon magazine, and was the first head ...more

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Robert Forster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting Robert Forster is an American actor, best known for his roles as John Cassellis in Haskell Wexler's Medium Cool and Max Cherry in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, the latter of which gained him ...more

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Renée Richards is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Tennis player, Physician Renée Richards is an American ophthalmologist, author and former professional tennis player. In 1975, Richards underwent sex reassignment surgery. She was denied entry into the 1976 US ...more

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Galway Kinnell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Author Galway Kinnell was an American poet. For his 1982 Selected Poems he won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and split the National Book Award for Poetry with Charles Wright. From 1989 to 1993 he was ...more

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Joan Roughgarden is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Biologist, Science writer Joan Roughgarden is an American ecologist and evolutionary biologist. She is well known for her theistic evolutionism and critical studies on Charles Darwin's theory of sexual selection.

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Cary Nelson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Professor, Writer Cary Nelson, professor of English and Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, was president of the American Association of University ...more

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Peter van Inwagen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Physician, Philosopher Peter van Inwagen is an American analytic philosopher and the John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. He previously taught at Syracuse University and earned ...more

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Daniel M. Kimmel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Film critic, Educator, Author Daniel M. Kimmel appeared in the 2010 documentary film The People vs. George Lucas.

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Mary Calderone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Physician Mary Steichen Calderone was a physician and a public health advocate for sexual education. She served as president and co-founder of the Sex Information and Education Council of the United ...more

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Bill Kauffman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Journalist, Author Bill Kauffman is a screenwriter.

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Samuel S. Stratton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Politician Samuel Studdiford Stratton was a U.S. Representative, representing New York for almost 30 years from 1959 to 1989.

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Juliane Fry is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni

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David McCurdy Baird is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Science writer, Geologist, Photographer David McCurdy Baird, OC FRSC is a Canadian geologist, photographer, and academic.

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Steven Chu is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Physicist, Professor Steven Chu is an American physicist who served as the 12th United States Secretary of Energy from 2009 to 2013. Chu is known for his research at Bell Labs in cooling and trapping of atoms with ...more

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Annie Le is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni

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Susan Hockfield is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Educator, Neuroscientist Susan Hockfield has served as the sixteenth president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology since December 2004. A strong advocate of the vital role that science, technology, and the ...more

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David Allan Bromley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Physicist, Educator David Allan Bromley was a Canadian-American physicist, academic administrator and Science Advisor to American president George H. W. Bush. His field of research was the study of low-energy ...more

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Bruce Schneier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Technologist, Author, Cryptographer Bruce Schneier is an American cryptographer, computer security and privacy specialist, and writer. He is the author of several books on general security topics, computer security and ...more

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John C. Slater is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Physicist, Chemist John Clarke Slater was a noted American physicist who made major contributions to the theory of the electronic structure of atoms, molecules and solids. This work is of ongoing importance in ...more

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Ernest B. Price is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Diplomat Ernest Batson Price was an American diplomat, university professor, military officer, and businessman. He spent over twenty years in China and witnessed first-hand warlord power struggles, the ...more

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Arthur Kornberg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Chemist, Professor, Scientist Arthur Kornberg was an American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1959 for his discovery of "the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of deoxyribonucleic ...more

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Avie Tevanian is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Computer scientist Avadis "Avie" Tevanian is a former Senior Vice President of Software Engineering at Apple Computer from 1997 to 2003, and a former Chief Software Technology Officer from 2003 to 2006. ...more

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Lawrence Kudlow is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Businessperson, Journalist, Economist Lawrence Alan "Larry" Kudlow is an American conservative economist, television personality, and newspaper columnist. He was the host of CNBC's The Kudlow Report. As a syndicated ...more

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Kenneth French is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Professor, Economist Kenneth Ronald "Ken" French is the Roth Family Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College. He has previously been a faculty member at MIT, the ...more

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George Abbott is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Theatre Director, Theatrical producer, Librettist George Francis Abbott was an American theater producer and director, playwright, screenwriter, and film director and producer whose career spanned more than nine decades.

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Brian C. Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Brian Christopher Mitchell is president of Brian Mitchell & Associates, LLC. He was previously the president of Bucknell University, serving from 2004 until 2010. From 1998 through 2004, he ...more

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Grove Karl Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Geologist Grove Karl Gilbert, known by the abbreviated name G. K. Gilbert in academic literature, was an American geologist.

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Myles Brand is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Myles Neil Brand was the 14th president of the University of Oregon, 16th president of Indiana University, and 4th president of the United States' National Collegiate Athletic Association.

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Vincent du Vigneaud is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Chemist Vincent du Vigneaud was an American biochemist. He won a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1955 for the isolation, structural identification, and total synthesis of the cyclic peptide, oxytocin.

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Josh Shapiro is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Lawyer Josh Shapiro is a Democratic politician. He served as a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, representing the 153rd legislative district, from 2005 to 2012. He currently serves ...more

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Amy L. Lansky is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Computer scientist Amy Linda Lansky, is an American author, computer scientist, and homeopath, noted for having written Impossible Cure: the Promise of Homeopathy.

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John Longhurst is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Organist John Longhurst was an organist for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir from 1977 through 2007. He is also noted for writing the music to the Latter-day Saint hymn "I Believe in Christ" and ...more

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Debra Jo Rupp is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Debra Jo Rupp is an American film and television actress, perhaps best known for her role as Kitty Forman on the Fox sitcom, That '70s Show. She is also known for playing the role of Alice on ...more

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Karen R. Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Karen R. Hitchcock is an American biologist and university administrator, who had troubled leadership positions at an American and a Canadian university. She served as the President of SUNY's ...more

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Michael F. Shlesinger is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Michael F. Shlesinger Physicist Michael F. Shlesinger is a physicist notable for his work in the area of nonlinear dynamics. He is the founder of the journal Fractals. His pioneering work in statistical predictions and ...more

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Herbert York is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Physicist Herbert Frank York was a part-Mohawk American nuclear physicist. He held numerous research and administrative positions at various United States government and educational institutes.

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Arthur R. Miller is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Professor Arthur Raphael Miller is a leading scholar in the field of American civil procedure and a University Professor at New York University and Associate Dean and Director Tisch Institute for Sports ...more

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Masatoshi Koshiba is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Physicist Masatoshi Koshiba is a Japanese physicist. He jointly won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2002. He graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1951 and received a Ph.D. in physics at the University ...more

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Shirley Jackson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author Shirley Hardie Jackson was an American author. She was a popular writer in her time, and her work has received increased attention from literary critics in recent years. She influenced Neil ...more

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Frederick Bieber is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Frederick Robert Bieber is a Medical Geneticist at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a member of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard University, and a Consultant at the Massachusetts General Hospital ...more

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Nevin S. Scrimshaw is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Scientist Nevin Stewart Scrimshaw was an American food scientist and Institute Professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Scrimshaw was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During the ...more

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Alain Paquet is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Economist Alain Paquet is a Quebec politician, teacher and economist. He was a Member of National Assembly of Quebec for the riding of Laval-des-Rapides and served as the province's Delegate Minister of ...more

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Robert H. Dicke is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Rochester Alumni
Physicist, Astronomer Robert Henry Dicke was an American physicist who made important contributions to the fields of astrophysics, atomic physics, cosmology and gravity.