Bates College

Discover the notable alumni of Bates College. The list includes people like Robert F. Kennedy, David Hasselhoff, Robert Frost, James G. Blaine & Lewis Millett. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, activists, scientists, leaders and miscellaneous etc.
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Robert F. Kennedy
(United States Senator, Brother of President John F. Kennedy)
Robert F. Kennedy
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brookline, Massachusetts
Died: June 6, 1968

Robert F Kennedy, the brother of the 35th US president John F Kennedy, was a politician who served as US Attorney General and as US Senator. He was known as a civil rights and human rights activist and fought against organised crime and the Mafia. He opposed America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. He was assassinated by a 24-year-old Palestinian.

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Bryant Gumbel
(Journalist, Sportscaster)
Bryant Gumbel
9
Birthdate: September 29, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 3 
Minoru Yamasaki
(Architect, best known for designing the original World Trade Center in New York City)
Minoru Yamasaki
4
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: December 1, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Died: February 7, 1986

Architect Minoru Yamasaki was known for his signature style that was far removed from austerity of modern architecture. He is best remembered for designing New York’s famed World Trade Center, or the Twin Towers, destroyed later in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He had previously worked as a draftsman and an engineer.

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Maria Bamford
(Stand-up comedian)
Maria Bamford
3
Birthdate: September 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Port Hueneme, California, USA
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 5 
George J. Mitchell
(United States Special Envoy for Middle East Peace (2009-2011))
George J. Mitchell
9
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 20, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waterville, Maine, United States
 6 
James G. Blaine
(Politician)
James G. Blaine
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 31, 1830
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: West Brownsville
Died: January 27, 1893
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David Chokachi
(Known for his role in the TV series Witchblade, Baywatch, and Beyond The Break)
David Chokachi
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Birthdate: January 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays
Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 1, 1894
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: South Carolina
Died: March 28, 1984
 9 
Edmund S. Muskie
(United States Secretary of State)
Edmund S. Muskie
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 28, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rumford, Maine, United States
Died: March 26, 1996
 10 
Lewis Millett
Lewis Millett
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 15, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Mechanic Falls
Died: November 14, 2009
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Donald Hall
(Poet)
Donald Hall
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 20, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamden, Connecticut, United States
Died: June 23, 2018
 12 
Michelle Chong
(Actress)
Michelle Chong
1
Birthdate: April 22, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Singapore
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Trisha Brown
(Choreographer)
Trisha Brown
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: November 25, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Washington, United States
Died: March 18, 2017
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John Ciardi
(Poet)
John Ciardi
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 24, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 30, 1986
 15 
William Sims
(Admiral)
William Sims
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 15, 1858
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port Hope, Canada
Died: September 25, 1936
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Sarah Caldwell
(Opera conductor and producer)
Sarah Caldwell
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 6, 1924
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Maryville, Missouri, United States
Died: March 23, 2006
 17 
James Russell Wiggins
(Editor)
James Russell Wiggins
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Birthdate: December 4, 1903
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Luverne, Minnesota, United States
Died: November 19, 2000
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Peter J. Gomes
(American Preacher and Theologian)
Peter J. Gomes
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 22, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 28, 2011

Listed by Time Magazine as one of "Seven Stars of the Pulpit", Peter John Gomes was a much respected preacher and theologian. Also Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at Harvard Divinity School and Pusey Minister at Harvard's Memorial Church, he authored two bestselling books and published ten volumes of sermons. A celibate gay, he also worked for acceptance of homosexuality.

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Owen Dodson
(Poet)
Owen Dodson
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 28, 1914
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: June 21, 1983
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Sylvia Porter
(Economist)
Sylvia Porter
0
Birthdate: June 18, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Patchogue, New York, United States
Died: June 5, 1991
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Byllye Avery
(Healthcare Leader)
Byllye Avery
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 20, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Waynesville, Georgia, United States
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Margaret Deland
(Author)
Margaret Deland
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 23, 1857
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Allegheny City, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 13, 1945
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Dinos Lefkaritis
(Alpine skier)
Dinos Lefkaritis
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 30, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Larnaca, Cyprus
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)