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

Antonis SamarasAntonis Samaras
23 May 1951, Greek
Former Prime Minister of Greece

Harold E. VarmusHarold E. Varmus
18 December 1939, American
Physician
Joseph E. StiglitzJoseph E. Stiglitz
09 February 1943, American
Economist & Author

Francisco Flores PérezFrancisco Flores Pérez
17 October 1959, Salvadoran
Salvadoran Politician
Bruce Fairchild BartonBruce Fairchild Barton
05 August 1886, American
American author

Henry Way KendallHenry Way Kendall
09 December 1926, American
Physicist

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
Drew PinskyDrew Pinsky
04 September 1958, American
Radio personality, Podcaster

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

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

Clarence BirdseyeClarence Birdseye
09 December 1886, American
Inventor, Engineer
Talcott ParsonsTalcott Parsons
13 December 1902, American
Sociologist, University teacher

Rob CohenRob Cohen
12 March 1949, American
Director

Harlan F. StoneHarlan F. Stone
11 October 1872, American
Lawyer, Judge, University teacher

Stephen Cole KleeneStephen Cole Kleene
05 January 1909, American
Mathematician, Computer scientist, Philosopher,
James MerrillJames Merrill
03 March 1926, American
Poet, Writer
Richard WilburRichard Wilbur
01 March 1921, American
Poet, Translator, Writer, University teacher

Edmund PhelpsEdmund Phelps
26 July 1933, American
Economist, University teacher

John DavisJohn Davis
30 September 1550, British
explorer

Richard Purdy WilburRichard Purdy Wilbur
01 March 1921, 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.