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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 1 Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 10, 1830
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Amherst
Died: May 15, 1886

 2 David Foster Wallace

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

 3 Dan Brown

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

 4 Calvin Coolidge

Calvin Coolidge.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of the U.S.A
Birthdate: July 4, 1872
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Plymouth Notch, Vermont
Died: January 5, 1933

 5 Albert II, Prince of Monaco

Albert II, Prince of Monaco.
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Famous As: Monach of Monaco
Birthdate: March 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Prince's Palace of Monaco
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 6 David O. Russell

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

 7 John Michael Higgins

John Michael Higgins
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 8 Charles R. Drew

Charles R. Drew.
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Physician & Surgeon
Birthdate: June 3, 1904
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: April 1, 1950

 9 Uhuru Kenyatta

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

 10 Drew Pinsky

Drew Pinsky
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Famous As: Radio personality, Podcaster
Birthdate: September 4, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Pasadena
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 11 Rob Cohen

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

 12 Harlan Coben

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

 13 Joseph E. Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz.
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Famous As: Economist & Author
Birthdate: February 9, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gary

 14 David Suzuki

David Suzuki.
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Famous As: Academic, Enviromental Activist
Birthdate: March 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Vancouver
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 15 David Eisenhower

David Eisenhower
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Famous As: Officer
Birthdate: March 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Point

 16 Clarence Birdseye

Clarence Birdseye
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Famous As: Inventor, Engineer
Birthdate: December 9, 1886
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn
Died: October 7, 1956

 17 Stephen Collins

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

 18 Chris Coons

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

 19 Jim Steinman

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

 20 Rob Brown

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

 21 Eric Schneiderman

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

 22 John S. Middleton

John S. Middleton
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Not known

 23 Ken Howard

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

 24 Thomas Francis Eagleton

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

 25 Daniel Goleman

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

 26 William Hedgcock Webster

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

 27 Julie Powell

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

 28 George Papandreou

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

 29 John Bates Clark

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

 30 Harlan F. Stone

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

 31 John J. McCloy

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

 32 Antonis Samaras

Antonis Samaras.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Greece
Birthdate: May 23, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Athens
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 33 John M. Deutch

John M. Deutch
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: American government official
Birthdate: July 27, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brussels, Belgium

 34 James Merrill

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

 35 Harold E. Varmus

Harold E. Varmus.
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Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: December 18, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Oceanside, New York, US

 36 Charles E. Merrill

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

 37 Matt Besser

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

 38 Stephen Cole Kleene

Stephen Cole Kleene
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician, Computer scientist, Philosopher, University teacher
Birthdate: January 5, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hartford
Died: January 25, 1994

 39 Francisco Flores Pérez

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

 40 Richard Wilbur

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

 41 Robert Lansing

Robert Lansing
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: United States Secretary of State
Birthdate: October 17, 1864
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Watertown, New York, United States
Died: October 30, 1928

 42 William S. Clark

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

 43 Edmund Phelps

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

 44 Robert S. Woodworth

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

 45 Bruce Fairchild Barton

Bruce Fairchild Barton.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: American author
Birthdate: August 5, 1886
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Robbins, Tennessee
Died: July 5, 1967

 46 Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor

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

 47 Charles E. Mitchell

Charles E. Mitchell
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Banker
Birthdate: October 6, 1877
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States
Died: December 14, 1955

 48 Francis Amasa Walker

Francis Amasa Walker
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: July 2, 1840
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 5, 1897

 49 Henry Way Kendall

Henry Way Kendall.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: December 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, US
Died: February 15, 1999

 50 Bill Keith

Bill Keith
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 20, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 23, 2015
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.