Famous People Born In Albany

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Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton
(American Socialite, Philanthropist and Co-Founder of the Private Orphanage ‘Graham Windham’)
Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 9, 1757
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 9, 1854

The better half of one of America’s founding fathers, Alexander Hamilton, Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton was involved in her husband’s political career during his lifetime and worked towards protecting his legacy after his death. A social worker, she lent support to multiple charitable causes including establishing New York’s first private orphanage.

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Philip Hamilton
(Eldest Son of the First U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton)
Philip Hamilton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 22, 1782
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: November 24, 1801

The eldest child of Alexander Hamilton—one of the founding fathers of the USA—Philip Hamilton was an intelligent student and the pride of his father. His young life came to end following a deadly duel with lawyer, George Eacker, who made offensive remarks about Alexander Hamilton. Alexander Hamilton, himself, lost his life in a similar manner three years later.

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Angelica Schuyler Church
(American Socialite and Eldest Daughter of Continental Army General ‘Philip Schuyler’)
Angelica Schuyler Church
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 20, 1756
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 6, 1814

A charming socialite, Angelica Schuyler Church was the daughter of Continental Army General, Philip Schuyler, and wife of British MP, John Barker Church. During her lifetime, she interacted with and created lasting friendship with numerous personalities, from revolutionaries to artists and politicians, like Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. She has been portrayed in the acclaimed Broadway musical Hamilton.

 4 
Elise Stefanik
(Politician)
Elise Stefanik
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
 5 
William Devane
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Greg Sumner’ in the TV Soap Opera ‘Knots Landing’)
William Devane
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Birthdate: September 5, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
William Devane is best known as Greg Sumner from the soap Knots Landing and as James Heller from the 24 TV franchise. He has also been part of the films The Dark Knight Rises and Interstellar. He played John F. Kennedy in the TV movie The Missiles.
 6 
Paul Krugman
(Columnist, Economist, Essayist, Blogger, University teacher, Actor, Pundit, Journalist, Writer)
Paul Krugman
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Birthdate: February 28, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces

Economist Paul Krugman, who has taught at Yale, MIT, and Princeton, later won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, primarily for his work on the new trade theory and economic geography. He has also gained popularity for his op-ed column in The New York Times.

 7 
Martin Seligman
(Psychologist)
Martin Seligman
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Birthdate: August 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Leo
 8 
Kevin Huerter
(Basketball Player)
Kevin Huerter
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 27, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 9 
Philip Sheridan
(Military Officer)
Philip Sheridan
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 6, 1831
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: August 5, 1888
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 10 
Kenny Aronoff
(Musician)
Kenny Aronoff
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 7, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
 11 
Reid Scott
(Actor)
Reid Scott
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Birthdate: November 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 12 
John McTiernan
(Filmmaker)
John McTiernan
2
Birthdate: January 8, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 13 
Leslie Groves
(United States Army Officer in Charge of the Construction of 'The Pentagon' and Director of 'The Manhattan Project')
Leslie Groves
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: August 17, 1896
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: July 13, 1970

US Army officer Leslie Groves is best remembered for his association with the Manhattan Project, which was aimed at developing atom bombs during World War II. He was also in-charge of building a place to house the War Department’s staff in a structure that later became the Pentagon.

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Martha Quinn
(Actor, Television actor, Radio personality)
Martha Quinn
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Birthdate: May 11, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
 15 
Charlayne Woodard
(Actress, Playwright)
Charlayne Woodard
4
Birthdate: December 29, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 16 
Marion Zimmer Bradley
(Writer)
Marion Zimmer Bradley
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 3, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: September 25, 1999
 17 
Dion Lewis
(American Football player)
Dion Lewis
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 18 
James Carpinello
(Actor)
James Carpinello
1
Birthdate: August 13, 1975
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 19 
Learned Hand
(Former United States Judge and Judicial Philosopher)
Learned Hand
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 27, 1872
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: August 18, 1961
 20 
Joseph Henry
(Scientist)
Joseph Henry
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 17, 1797
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: May 13, 1878
 21 
Gregory Maguire
(Novelist)
Gregory Maguire
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 9, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
 22 
William Livingston
(Politician)
William Livingston
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 30, 1723
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 25, 1790
 23 
Roscoe Conkling
(Politician)
Roscoe Conkling
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 30, 1829
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 18, 1888
 24 
Marshall Rosenbluth
(Physicist)
Marshall Rosenbluth
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 5, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: September 28, 2003
 25 
Leigh Van Valen
(Biologist)
Leigh Van Valen
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 12, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 16, 2010
 26 
Theobald Smith
(Pathologist)
Theobald Smith
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 31, 1859
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 10, 1934
 27 
Philip Livingston
(Politician)
Philip Livingston
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 15, 1716
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 12, 1778
 28 
Rufus W. Peckham
(Jurist)
Rufus W. Peckham
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 8, 1838
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 24, 1909
 29 
Stephen Luce
(Navy admiral)
Stephen Luce
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 25, 1827
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 28, 1917
 30 
William J. Florence
(Actor)
William J. Florence
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Birthdate: July 26, 1831
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 19, 1891
 31 
Homer Dodge Martin
(Artist)
Homer Dodge Martin
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Birthdate: October 28, 1836
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: February 12, 1897
 32 
William Page
(Painter)
William Page
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Birthdate: January 3, 1811
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: October 1, 1885
 33 
Joe Allen
(Actor)
Joe Allen
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Birthdate: August 6, 1888
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 31, 1955