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Famous University Of Vermont Alumni

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

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

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This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Vermont?” and “Which celebrities are University of Vermont alumni?”
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Ben Affleck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Vermont Alumni
Businessperson, Professional Poker Player, Television producer

Age: 46

Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States of America

Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt (born August 15, 1972) is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. His accolades include two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, two ...more

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Charlene Begley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Vermont Alumni
Charlene Begley is president and CEO for GE Industrial, Enterprise Solutions, a position she was named to in August 2007. She is also a senior vice president for GE. GE Enterprise Solutions is a ...more
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Trey Anastasio is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Vermont Alumni
Film Score Composer, Guitarist, Musician

Age: 54

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

Ernest Joseph "Trey" Anastasio III (, born September 30, 1964) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and composer best known as the lead vocalist and guitarist for the rock band ...more

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John Dewey is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Vermont Alumni
Psychologist, Philosopher

Age: Dec. at 93 (1859-1952)

Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont

John Dewey (; October 20, 1859 – June 1, 1952) was an American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer whose ideas have been influential in education and social reform. Dewey is one ...more

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Jon Fishman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Vermont Alumni
Film Score Composer, Musician, Drummer

Age: 54

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Jon Fishman (born February 19, 1965) is an American drummer known for his work with the band Phish, which he co-founded in 1983, and in part, was named after him. He is credited with co-writing ...more
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Stephen McCauley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Vermont Alumni
Novelist, Writer

Age: 63

Birthplace: Woburn, Massachusetts

Stephen McCauley (born June 26, 1955) is an American author. He has written six novels, including Insignificant Others. His best known novel is The Object of My Affection, which was made into a ...more
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Jessica Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Vermont Alumni
Television producer, Author, TV Program Creator

Age: 47

Birthplace: Oyster Bay, New York, United States of America

Jessica Seinfeld (; SYNE-feld, born Nina Danielle Sklar; September 12, 1971) is an American author and philanthropist. She has released four cookbooks about preparing food for families, and is ...more
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Trey Anastasio Band is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Vermont Alumni
Since 1998, Trey Anastasio, best known from Phish, has toured and recorded with several backup musicians, including several side-projects organized and led by the guitarist and composer. While ...more

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David L. Morril is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Vermont Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 77 (1772-1849)

Birthplace: Epping, New Hampshire, USA

David Lawrence Morril (June 10, 1772 – January 28, 1849) was an American politician, attorney, physician and minister. He served as a U.S. Senator for New Hampshire from 1817 to 1823, and was ...more
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Grace Coolidge is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Vermont Alumni

Age: Dec. at 78 (1879-1957)

Birthplace: Burlington, Vermont, United States of America

Grace Anna Coolidge (née Goodhue; January 3, 1879 – July 8, 1957) was the wife of the 30th President of the United States, Calvin Coolidge. She was the First Lady of the United States ...more
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Mike Gordon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Vermont Alumni
Film Score Composer, Bassist, Songwriter

Age: 53

Birthplace: Sudbury, Massachusetts, United States of America

Michael Eliot "Mike" Gordon (born June 3, 1965) is a bass guitar player and vocalist most recognized as a founding member of the band Phish. In addition to bass, Gordon is an ...more

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Thaddeus Stevens is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Vermont Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 76 (1792-1868)

Birthplace: Danville, Vermont, United States of America

Thaddeus Stevens (April 4, 1792 – August 11, 1868) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania and one of the leaders of the Radical Republican faction of the ...more
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Kerr Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Vermont Alumni
Pilot, Actor

Age: 46

Birthplace: Exton, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Kerr Van Cleve Smith (born March 9, 1972) is an American actor known for playing Jack McPhee on The WB drama series Dawson's Creek, Kyle Brody in The WB supernatural drama Charmed and Axel ...more
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Cyma Zarghami is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Vermont Alumni

Age: 58

Birthplace: Abadan, Iran, Iran

Cyma Zarghami (Persian: سیما ضرغامی‎, born December 15, 1962) is an Iranian-born American cable television executive who served as the president of Nickelodeon and Viacom Media Networks Kids ...more
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Mark James Zwynenburg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Vermont Alumni

Age: Dec. at 29 (1959-1988)

Birthplace: West Nyack, New York

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Lowell Bailey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Vermont Alumni
Athlete, Biathlete

Age: 37

Birthplace: North Carolina, United States of America

Lowell Bailey (born July 15, 1981, Siler City, North Carolina, U.S.) is a retired American biathlete and biathlon coach who competed from 2001 until 2018.
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John Eugene Osborne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Vermont Alumni
Politician, Physician, Farmer

Age: Dec. at 85 (1858-1943)

Birthplace: Westport, New York, United States of America

John Eugene Osborne (June 19, 1858 – April 24, 1943) was an American physician, farmer, banker and Democratic politician. He was the third Governor of Wyoming after the Wyoming Territory ...more
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James Kochalka is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Vermont Alumni
Cartoonist

Age: 51

Birthplace: Vermont, USA, Springfield

James Kochalka (born May 26, 1967 in Springfield, Vermont) is an American comic book artist and writer, and rock musician. His comics are noted for their blending of the real and the surreal. ...more
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John LeClair is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Vermont Alumni
Ice Hockey Player

Age: 49

Birthplace: St. Albans, Vermont

John Clark LeClair (born July 5, 1969) is an American former professional ice hockey player who played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia ...more
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Jacob Collamer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Vermont Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 74 (1791-1865)

Birthplace: Troy, New York, United States of America

Jacob Collamer (January 8, 1791 – November 9, 1865) was an American politician from Vermont. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives, as Postmaster General in the cabinet of President ...more
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Tim Thomas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Vermont Alumni
Ice Hockey Player, Athlete

Age: 44

Birthplace: Flint, Michigan

Timothy Thomas Jr. (born April 15, 1974) is an American former professional ice hockey goaltender who mainly played in the National Hockey League (NHL), most notably with the Boston Bruins. He ...more

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Henry Oscar Houghton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Vermont Alumni
Publisher

Age: Dec. at 72 (1823-1895)

Birthplace: Sutton, Vermont, United States of America

Henry Oscar Houghton (April 30, 1823 – August 25, 1895) was an American publisher, co-founder of Houghton Mifflin, and a mayor of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Wilbur Olin Atwater is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Vermont Alumni
Chemist

Age: Dec. at 63 (1844-1907)

Birthplace: Johnsburg, New York

Wilbur Olin Atwater (May 3, 1844 – September 22, 1907) was an American chemist known for his studies of human nutrition and metabolism. He is credited with developing the Atwater system, laying ...more
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Madeleine M. Kunin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Vermont Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Writer

Age: 85

Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland

Madeleine May Kunin (born September 28, 1933) is an American diplomat, author and politician. She served as the 77th Governor of Vermont from 1985 until 1991, as a member of the Democratic ...more
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Will McBride is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Vermont Alumni
Photographer

Age: 88

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri

Will McBride (January 10, 1931 – January 29, 2015) was an American photographer in reportage, art photography and book illustration as well as a painter and sculptor.