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Check out the list of notable Yale University alumni. Some of the notable Yale University students are Hillary Clinton, Ben Carson, George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush and James Franco.

The Yale University, situated in the United States, is one of the most reputed educational institutions in the world, which has been attracting students from several countries every year. It is believed that the name of the university has been derived from Elihu Yale, a governor of the East India Company, known for his generosity. He apparently donated a lot to the university and the name Yale was the institution’s way of paying tribute to the late governor. The infrastructure of the university is simply outstanding. The dining hall and the library, in particular, deserve a special mention. The remarkable Goth architecture and the breathtaking campus might remind you of the ‘Hogwarts’ school from the ‘Harry Potter’ movie franchise. Several noteworthy public figures were once students of this remarkable institution. Democrat leader Hillary Clinton is an alumnus of the notable Yale University and apparently visits her alma mater quite often. Her husband Bill Clinton, who was the 42nd President of the United States, known for his outstanding leadership skills, had studied here too. Former American President George W Bush, Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep and noted journalist Anderson Cooper are a few other famous personalities among Yale’s alumni. The university is also notable for producing several students who went on to become a part of the American intelligence agency ‘CIA’. In addition, there are several rumors of this university being a hotbed for creepy secret societies. Here is a list of notable Yale alumni who have made a mark in various spheres of life and inspired others to follow suit!
Ben CarsonBen Carson
(Neurosurgeon)

18 September 1951

Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

American

Virgo

James FrancoJames Franco
(Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Teacher)

19 April 1978

Palo Alto, California, U.S

American

Aries

Claire DanesClaire Danes

12 April 1979

Manhattan

American

Aries

Jodie FosterJodie Foster
(Actress & Director)

19 November 1962

Los Angeles

American

Scorpio

Jennifer ConnellyJennifer Connelly
(Actress)

12 December 1970

Round Top

American

Sagittarius

Anderson CooperAnderson Cooper
(Journalist)

03 June 1967

New York City, New York, U.S

American

Gemini

David DuchovnyDavid Duchovny

07 August 1960

Brooklyn

American

Leo

Clarence ThomasClarence Thomas

23 June 1948

Pin Point, Georgia, U.S.

American

Cancer

Grace HopperGrace Hopper
(Computer Scientist)

09 December 1906

01 January 1992

New York City

American

Sagittarius

Vincent priceVincent Price
(Actor)

27 May 1911

25 October 1993

St. Louis, Missouri, United States

American

Gemini

Oliver StoneOliver Stone
(Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer)

15 September 1946

New York City

American

Virgo

Glenn BeckGlenn Beck

10 February 1964

Everett

American

Aquarius

Mark RothkoMark Rothko
(Painter)

25 September 1903

25 February 1970

Daugavpils

American

Libra

Alan DershowitzAlan Dershowitz
(Lawyer)

01 September 1938

Brooklyn

American

Virgo

Cole PorterCole Porter
(Composer, Songwriter)

09 June 1891

15 October 1964

Indiana

American

Gemini

Elia KazanElia Kazan
(Director, Actor, Producer)

07 September 1909

28 September 2003

Constantinople, Greece (modern day Istanbul, Turkey)

Greek,Turkish,American

Virgo

Camille PagliaCamille Paglia
(Cultural critic)

02 April 1947

Endicott

American

Aries

Pat RobertsonPat Robertson
(Evangelist, Media Mogul)

22 March 1930

Lexington city

American

Aries

Ben SteinBen Stein
(Writer, Actor, Lawyer)

25 November 1944

Washington, D.C., United States

American

Sagittarius

Eli WhitneyEli Whitney

08 December 1765

08 January 1825

Westborough

American

Sagittarius

Chuck CloseChuck Close
(Painter)

05 July 1940

Monroe

American

Cancer

Nathan HaleNathan Hale
(American Martyr)

06 June 1755

22 September 1776

Coventry, Connecticut

American

Gemini

David McCulloughDavid McCullough
(Author, Historian)

07 July 1933

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

American

Cancer

Allen DullesAllen Dulles
(Former Diplomat & Head of CIA)

07 April 1893

29 January 1969

Watertown, New York

American

Aries

Tom WolfeTom Wolfe

02 March 1931

Richmond, Virginia, USA

American

Pisces

Samuel P. HuntingtonSamuel P. Huntington

18 April 1927

24 December 2008

New York City

American

Aries

Frederick Law OlmstedFrederick Law Olmsted
(Landscape Architect)

26 April 1822

28 August 1903

Hartford

American

Taurus

James Fenimore CooperJames Fenimore Cooper
(Writer)

15 September 1789

14 September 1851

Burlington, New Jersey

American

Virgo

Murray Gell-MannMurray Gell-Mann
(Physicist)

15 September 1929

Manhattan, New York City, U.S.

American

Virgo

Sinclair LewisSinclair Lewis
(Nobel Prize Winner in Literature)

07 February 1885

10 January 1951

Sauk Centre

American

Aquarius

Noah WebsterNoah Webster
(Lexicographer)

16 October 1758

28 May 1843

West Hartford

American

Libra

Charles IvesCharles Ives
(Composer)

20 October 1874

19 May 1954

New York City, New York, United States

American

Libra

Reinhold NiebuhrReinhold Niebuhr
(Theologian)

21 June 1892

01 June 1971

Wright City, Missouri

American

Gemini

Maya LinMaya Lin
(Designer)

05 October 1959

Athens

American

Libra

Aldo LeopoldAldo Leopold

11 January 1887

21 April 1948

Burlington

American

Capricorn

Reginald Claypoole VanderbiltReginald Claypoole Vanderbilt
(Millionaire, Equestrian)

14 January 1880

04 September 1925

Staten Island, New York City, New York, United States

American

Capricorn

John LindsayJohn Lindsay
(Politician, Former Mayor of New York City)

24 November 1921

19 December 2000

Manhattan, New York City

American

Sagittarius

Potter StewartPotter Stewart

23 January 1915

07 December 1985

Jackson

American

Aquarius

A. Bartlett GiamattiA. Bartlett Giamatti
(Academician, Scholar, Commissioner of Major League Baseball)

04 April 1938

01 September 1989

Boston

American

Aries

Lyman BeecherLyman Beecher
(Clergyman)

12 October 1775

10 January 1863

New Haven

American

Libra

Ernest LawrenceErnest Lawrence
(Physicist)

08 August 1901

27 August 1958

Canton

American

Leo

Jonathan EdwardsJonathan Edwards

05 October 1703

22 March 1758

East Windsor

American

Libra

John HerseyJohn Hersey

17 June 1914

24 March 1993

Tianjin

American

Gemini

James L. BuckleyJames L. Buckley

09 March 1923

New York City, New York, U.S.

American

Pisces

William VickreyWilliam Vickrey
(Economist)

21 June 1914

11 October 1996

Victoria

Canadian

Gemini

Norman Robert Foster Norman Foster
(Architect)

01 June 1935

Stockport, Cheshire, England

British

Gemini

Paul TaylorPaul Taylor
(One of the foremost American choreographers of the 20th century)

29 July 1930

Pittsburgh

American

Leo

Alan DundesAlan Dundes

08 September 1934

30 March 2005

New York City

American

Virgo

Monique TruongMonique Truong
(Writer)

13 May 1968

Ho Chi Minh City

American

Taurus

W. Edwards DemingWilliam Edwards Deming
(Statistician, Electrical Engineer)

14 October 1900

20 December 1993

Sioux City

American

Libra

David Morris LeeDavid Morris Lee
(Physicist)

20 January 1931

Rye, New York

American

Capricorn

Janet YellenJanet Yellen
(Economist, Professor, Banker)

13 August 1946

Brooklyn

American

Leo

Lawrence LessigLawrence Lessig
(Jurist, Activist, Lawyer, Non-fiction writer, Computer scientist, Politician, Professor)

03 June 1961

Rapid City

American

Gemini

Sonia SotomayorSonia Sotomayor
(Judge, Lawyer, University teacher)

25 June 1954

The Bronx

American

Cancer

Paul KrugmanPaul Krugman
(Columnist, Economist, Essayist, Blogger, University teacher, Actor, Pundit, Journalist, Writer)

28 February 1953

Albany

American

Pisces

Philip ZimbardoPhilip Zimbardo
(Social psychologist, University teacher, Non-fiction writer, Psychologist)

23 March 1933

New York City

American

Aries

Judith ButlerJudith Butler
(Philosopher, Writer, University teacher, Sociologist, Literary critic, Feminist, Journalist)

24 February 1956

Cleveland

American

Pisces

Fareed ZakariaFareed Zakaria
(Journalist, Reporter, Essayist, Writer, Economist)

20 January 1964

Mumbai

American

Capricorn

Victoria, Crown Princess of SwedenVictoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
(Socialite, Diplomat)

14 July 1977

Stockholm

Swedish

Cancer

Chimamanda Ngozi AdichieChimamanda Ngozi Adichie
(Writer, Teacher, Poet)

15 September 1977

Enugu

Nigerian

Virgo

Phil LaMarrPhil LaMarr
(Stand-up comedian, Actor, Film director, Television director, Film producer, Television producer, Screenwriter, Singer, Dancer, Voice actor, Comedian, Film actor, Television actor)

24 January 1967

Los Angeles

American

Aquarius

Don GummerDon Gummer
(Sculptor)

12 December 1946

Louisville

American

Sagittarius

Samuel AlitoSamuel Alito
(Magistrate, Judge, Lawyer)

01 April 1950

Trenton

American

Aries

Harold BloomHarold Bloom
(Literary historian, Writer, Professor, Literary critic, Journalist)

11 July 1930

New York City

American

Cancer

Demetri MartinDemetri Martin
(Actor, Screenwriter, Film actor, Television actor, Film score composer)

25 May 1973

Pennsylvania

American

Gemini

Robert MosesRobert Moses
(Architect, Politician)

18 December 1888

29 July 1981

New Haven

American

Sagittarius

George AkerlofGeorge Akerlof
(Economist, Professor)

17 June 1940

New Haven

American

Gemini

Gene SiskelGene Siskel
(Journalist, Television presenter, Film critic)

26 January 1946

20 February 1999

Chicago

American

Aquarius

Roger ShermanRoger Sherman
(Politician, Lawyer, Judge, Diplomat)

19 April 1721

23 July 1793

Newton

American

Aries

Carol DweckCarol Dweck
(Psychologist)

17 October 1946

American

Libra

Paul BremerPaul Bremer
(Politician, Diplomat)

30 September 1941

Hartford

Iraqi,American

Libra

Richard SerraRichard Serra
(Sculptor, Painter)

02 November 1939

San Francisco

American

Scorpio

Garry WillsGarry Wills
(Historian, Biographer)

22 May 1934

Atlanta

American

Gemini

Bradford BishopBradford Bishop
(Diplomat, Fugitive)

01 August 1936

Pasadena

American

Leo

Fredric JamesonFredric Jameson
(Essayist, Political scientist, Writer, Professor, Literary critic, Sociologist, Journalist)

14 April 1934

Cleveland

American

Aries

Robert SternbergRobert Sternberg
(Psychologist, University teacher)

08 December 1949

New Jersey

American

Sagittarius

Aaron T. BeckAaron T. Beck
(Psychiatrist, University teacher, Psychologist)

18 July 1921

Providence

American

Cancer

Mario MontiMario Monti
(Economist, Politician, University teacher)

19 March 1943

Varese

Italian

Pisces

Frederic RemingtonFrederic Remington
(Sculptor, Writer, Painter)

04 October 1861

26 December 1909

New York

American

Libra

Renée RichardsRenée Richards
(Tennis player, Surgeon, Officer, Ophthalmologist, Physician, Autobiographer, Academic, Tennis coach, Writer)

19 August 1934

New York City

American

Leo

Tom SteyerTom Steyer
(Association football player, Environmentalist)

27 June 1957

New York City

American

Cancer

Austin PendletonAustin Pendleton
(Actor, Playwright, Writer, Stage actor, Television actor, Theatre director)

27 March 1940

Warren

American

Aries

Irving FisherIrving Fisher
(Economist, Statistician)

27 February 1867

29 April 1947

Saugerties

American

Pisces

James Smith BushJames Smith Bush
(Jurist, Writer, Lawyer, Priest, Politician)

15 June 1825

11 November 1889

Rochester

American

Gemini

Garry TrudeauGarry Trudeau
(Cartoonist, Journalist)

21 July 1948

New York City

American

Cancer

Ruth Barcan MarcusRuth Barcan Marcus
(Philosopher)

02 August 1921

19 February 2012

The Bronx

American

Leo

William Graham SumnerWilliam Graham Sumner
(Anthropologist, Political scientist, Historian, Sociologist, Philosopher, University teacher)

30 October 1840

12 April 1910

Paterson, New Jersey

American

Scorpio

Michael Craig-MartinMichael Craig-Martin
(Sculptor, Painter, University teacher)

28 August 1941

Dublin

Irish

Virgo

Anne ApplebaumAnne Applebaum
(Columnist, Historian, Writer, Non-fiction writer, Journalist)

25 July 1964

Washington, D.C.

Polish,American

Leo

Harvey CushingHarvey Cushing
(Physician, Neuroscientist, Neurosurgeon, Academic, University teacher, Neurologist, Writer, Biographer)

08 April 1869

07 October 1939

Cleveland

American

Aries

Eva HesseEva Hesse
(Sculptor, Painter)

11 January 1936

29 May 1970

Hamburg

German

Capricorn

Henry LuceHenry Luce
(Journalist, Publisher)

03 April 1898

28 February 1967

Dengzhou

American

Aries

Benjamin Lee WhorfBenjamin Lee Whorf
(Anthropologist, Linguist)

24 April 1897

26 July 1941

Massachusetts

American

Taurus

John TempletonJohn Templeton
(Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Merchant)

29 November 1912

08 July 2008

Winchester

British

Sagittarius

Ernesto ZedilloErnesto Zedillo
(Economist, University teacher, Author)

27 December 1951

Mexico City

Mexican

Capricorn

Severn Cullis-SuzukiSevern Cullis-Suzuki
(Television presenter, Writer)

30 November 1979

Vancouver

Canadian

Sagittarius

David Henry HwangDavid Henry Hwang
(Dramaturge, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, Writer)

11 August 1957

Los Angeles

American

Leo

David ShireDavid Shire
(Composer, Songwriter, Film score composer)

03 July 1937

Buffalo

American

Cancer

John NegroponteJohn Negroponte
(Politician, Diplomat)

21 July 1939

London

American

Cancer

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