Discover the notable alumni of Amherst College. The list includes people like Calvin Coolidge, David Foster Wallace, Albert II, Prince of Monaco, Emily Dickinson & Charles R. Drew. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as intellectuals & academics, writers, scientists, leaders and physicians etc.
Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
10 December 1830, American
Calvin CoolidgeCalvin Coolidge
04 July 1872, American
President of the U.S.A

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American

Albert II, Prince of MonacoAlbert II, Prince of Monaco
14 March 1958, French
Monach of Monaco

Dan BrownDan Brown
22 June 1964, American

Uhuru KenyattaUhuru Kenyatta
26 October 1961, Kenyan
President of Kenya
David SuzukiDavid Suzuki
24 March 1936, Canadian
Academic, Enviromental Activist

Charles R. DrewCharles R. Drew
03 June 1904, American
Physician & Surgeon

Harold E. VarmusHarold E. Varmus
18 December 1939, American

Antonis SamarasAntonis Samaras
23 May 1951, Greek
Former Prime Minister of Greece
Joseph E. StiglitzJoseph E. Stiglitz
09 February 1943, American
Economist & Author

Francisco Flores PérezFrancisco Flores Pérez
17 October 1959, Salvadoran
Salvadoran Politician
Henry Way KendallHenry Way Kendall
09 December 1926, American

Bruce Fairchild BartonBruce Fairchild Barton
05 August 1886, American
American author

Drew PinskyDrew Pinsky
04 September 1958, American
Radio personality, Podcaster
Stephen CollinsStephen Collins
01 October 1947, American

John Michael HigginsJohn Michael Higgins
12 February 1963, American
Ken HowardKen Howard
28 March 1944, American

Joseph StiglitzJoseph Stiglitz
09 February 1943, American
Economist, University teacher, Science writer,

Jim SteinmanJim Steinman
01 November 1947, American
David O. RussellDavid O. Russell
20 August 1958, American

Harlan CobenHarlan Coben
04 January 1962, American
David EisenhowerDavid Eisenhower
31 March 1948, American

Talcott ParsonsTalcott Parsons
13 December 1902, American
Sociologist, University teacher

Clarence BirdseyeClarence Birdseye
09 December 1886, American
Inventor, Engineer

Rob CohenRob Cohen
12 March 1949, American
Chris CoonsChris Coons
09 September 1963, American
Aparna NancherlaAparna Nancherla
22 August 1982, American
Stand-up Comedian

Daniel GolemanDaniel Goleman
07 March 1946, American

Eric SchneidermanEric Schneiderman
31 December 1954, American

Matt BesserMatt Besser
22 September 1967, American
Harlan F. StoneHarlan F. Stone
11 October 1872, American
Lawyer, Judge, University teacher

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Stephen Cole KleeneStephen Cole Kleene
05 January 1909, American
Mathematician, Computer scientist, Philosopher,

Richard WilburRichard Wilbur
01 March 1921, American
Poet, Translator, Writer, University teacher

James MerrillJames Merrill
03 March 1926, American
Poet, Writer

Edmund PhelpsEdmund Phelps
26 July 1933, American
Economist, University teacher
John DavisJohn Davis
30 September 1550, British

Rob BrownRob Brown
11 March 1984, American
William Hedgcock WebsterWilliam Hedgcock Webster
06 March 1924, American

Richard Purdy WilburRichard Purdy Wilbur
01 March 1921, American

Thomas Francis EagletonThomas Francis Eagleton
04 September 1929, American
The famous Amherst College, situated in the state of Massachusetts, is one of the best places to study liberal arts in the whole of United States. This college, which started way back in 1821, was a men’s only institution, but became co-educational quite recently, in 1975 to be precise. An online source says that more than 8000 students had applied for an admission in this notable institution, but just over a thousand students were finally accepted by the college. Such is the demand for an admission in this college. The American media company ‘U.S News & World Report’ had mentioned ‘Amherst College’ as the best institution in the United States on ten occasions. The college has also made waves over the years for its notable alumni, some of whom are famous worldwide for their outstanding accomplishments. The most notable of these was the legendary political leader Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States. His journey from being a small time politician to the first man of the United States is simply remarkable. A few other eminent personalities who were once students at Amherst College are acclaimed writer Dan Brown, former American politician Harlan F Stone, Monarch Albert II, the Prince of Monaco and actor Rob Brown. Dan Brown is considered a gem of modern literature and has penned several bestsellers such as ‘Da Vinci Code’ and ‘Angels & Demons’. Both these books were adapted for celluloid and went on to become blockbusters. We have enlisted a few notable alumni who have made Amherst College proud with their remarkable achievements.