Amherst College Notable Alumni

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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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David Foster Wallace
16
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 21, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ithaca, New York, United States
Died: September 12, 2008

 2 
Dan Brown
(Novelist)

Dan Brown
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Exeter, New Hampshire, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 3 
Calvin Coolidge
(30th President of the United States)

Calvin Coolidge
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 4, 1872
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Plymouth, Vermont, United States
Died: January 5, 1933

 4 

Burgess Meredith
3
Birthdate: November 16, 1907
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: September 9, 1997
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 5 

Jeffrey Wright
14
Birthdate: December 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 6 
Teller
(Magician and illusionist)

Teller
9
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

John Michael Higgins
7
Birthdate: February 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 8 

David O. Russell
1
Birthdate: August 20, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 9 

Hamish Linklater
2
Birthdate: July 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Great Barrington, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 10 

Stephen Collins
3
Birthdate: October 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 11 
Uhuru Kenyatta
(President of Kenya)

Uhuru Kenyatta
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nairobi
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 12 
Drew Pinsky
(Radio personality, Addiction medicine specialist)

Drew Pinsky
2
Birthdate: September 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pasadena, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 13 
Harlan Coben
(Writer)

Harlan Coben
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

 14 
Rob Cohen
(Director)

Rob Cohen
0
Birthdate: March 12, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cornwall, New York, USA

 15 
Albert II, Prince of Monaco
(Prince of Monaco (since 2005))

Albert II, Prince of Monaco
9
Birthdate: March 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Monaco

 16 
Ken Howard
(Actor)

Ken Howard
2
Birthdate: March 28, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: El Centro, California, United States
Died: March 23, 2016
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 17 
Clarence Birdseye
(Inventor, Engineer)

Clarence Birdseye
0
Birthdate: December 9, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: October 7, 1956

 18 
Joseph E. Stiglitz
(Economist & Author)

Joseph E. Stiglitz
3
Birthdate: February 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gary

 19 
David Suzuki
(Academic, Enviromental Activist)

David Suzuki
7
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 20 
Larry Miller
(Comedian)

Larry Miller
0
Birthdate: October 15, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 21 
David Eisenhower
(Writer, Educator)

David Eisenhower
0
Birthdate: March 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Point, New York, United States

 22 
Jim Steinman
(Composer)

Jim Steinman
5
Birthdate: November 1, 1947
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 23 
Chris Coons
(Politician)

Chris Coons
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greenwich, Connecticut Greenwich, Connecticut, United States U.S.

 24 
Rob Brown
(Actor)

Rob Brown
0
Birthdate: March 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, U.S.
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 25 

Eric Schneiderman
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 31, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.

 26 

Daniel Goleman
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 7, 1946
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stockton, California, U.S.

 27 
John S. Middleton
(Businessperson)

John S. Middleton
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Not known

William Hedgcock Webster
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 6, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.

 29 
Julie Powell
(Writer)

Julie Powell
1
Birthdate: April 20, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States

 30 

Harlan F. Stone
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 11, 1872
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chesterfield, New Hampshire, United States
Died: April 22, 1946

 31 

Thomas Francis Eagleton
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 4, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Louis, Missouri, US
Died: March 4, 2007

 32 
John Bates Clark
(Economist)

John Bates Clark
0
Birthdate: January 26, 1847
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: March 21, 1938

 33 
Aatish Taseer
(Writer, Journalist)

Aatish Taseer
0
Birthdate: November 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England

 34 
Antonis Samaras
(Former Prime Minister of Greece)

Antonis Samaras
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 23, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Athens
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 35 
James Merrill
(Poet, Writer)

James Merrill
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City
Died: February 6, 1995

 36 
P. D. Eastman
(Writer, Illustrator)

P. D. Eastman
0
Birthdate: November 25, 1909
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amherst, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 7, 1986

 37 
Harold E. Varmus
(Scientist)

Harold E. Varmus
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 18, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oceanside, New York, United States

 38 

Matt Besser
5
Birthdate: September 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 39 
John M. Deutch
(American government official)

John M. Deutch
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 27, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

 40 
Charles E. Merrill
(Philanthropist)

Charles E. Merrill
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 19, 1885
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Green Cove Springs, Florida, United States
Died: October 6, 1956

 41 
John J. McCloy
(Diplomat)

John J. McCloy
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 31, 1895
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 11, 1989

 42 
George Papandreou
(Politician)

George Papandreou
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 16, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States

 43 

Richard Wilbur
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: October 14, 2017

 44 
Robert S. Woodworth
(Psychologist)

Robert S. Woodworth
0
Birthdate: October 17, 1869
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Belchertown, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 4, 1962

 45 
Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor
(Photojournalist)

Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor
0
Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: October 28, 1875
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Died: February 4, 1966

 46 
Francisco Flores Pérez
(President of the Republic of El Salvador (1999-2004))

Francisco Flores Pérez
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 17, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Santa Ana, El Salvador
Died: January 30, 2016

 47 
William S. Clark
(Professor)

William S. Clark
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 31, 1826
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ashfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 9, 1886

 48 
Bruce Fairchild Barton
(American author)

Bruce Fairchild Barton
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 5, 1886
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Robbins, Tennessee
Died: July 5, 1967

 49 
Edmund Phelps
(Economist)

Edmund Phelps
0
Birthdate: July 26, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States

 50 
Stephen Cole Kleene
(Mathematician, Computer scientist, Philosopher, University teacher)

Stephen Cole Kleene
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 5, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hartford
Died: January 25, 1994
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.