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
Poet
Calvin CoolidgeCalvin Coolidge
04 July 1872, American
President of the U.S.A

David Foster WallaceDavid Foster Wallace
21 February 1962, American
Writer

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
Physician

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

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

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
Actor

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

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

Jim SteinmanJim Steinman
01 November 1947, American
Composer
David EisenhowerDavid Eisenhower
31 March 1948, American
Officer

David O. RussellDavid O. Russell
20 August 1958, American
Director
Harlan CobenHarlan Coben
04 January 1962, American
Writer

Rob CohenRob Cohen
12 March 1949, American
Director

Chris CoonsChris Coons
09 September 1963, American
Politician

Aparna NancherlaAparna Nancherla
22 August 1982, American
Stand-up Comedian
Daniel GolemanDaniel Goleman
07 March 1946, American
Writer
Clarence BirdseyeClarence Birdseye
09 December 1886, American
Inventor, Engineer

Eric SchneidermanEric Schneiderman
31 December 1954, American
Lawyer

Matt BesserMatt Besser
22 September 1967, American
Actor

Harlan F. StoneHarlan F. Stone
11 October 1872, American
Lawyer, Judge, University teacher
John J. McCloyJohn J. McCloy
31 March 1895, American
Diplomat

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

John M. DeutchJohn M. Deutch
27 July 1938, American
American government official

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

Charles E. MerrillCharles E. Merrill
19 October 1885, American
Philanthropist
James MerrillJames Merrill
03 March 1926, American
Poet, Writer

Robert LansingRobert Lansing
17 October 1864, American
United States Secretary of State
Edmund PhelpsEdmund Phelps
26 July 1933, American
Economist, University teacher

John DavisJohn Davis
30 September 1550, British
explorer

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

Thomas Francis EagletonThomas Francis Eagleton
04 September 1929, American
Politician
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.