Bowdoin College

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Discover the notable alumni of Bowdoin College. The list includes people like Franklin Pierce, Reed Hastings, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow & Alfred Kinsey. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as miscellaneous, leaders, writers, scientists and business people etc.
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 1 
Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Novelist and Short Story Writer)
Nathaniel Hawthorne
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 4, 1804
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Salem, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 19, 1864
 2 
Reed Hastings
(Co-Founder of Net Flix)
Reed Hastings
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 3 
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
(First American poet to translate Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 27, 1807
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portland, Maine, United States
Died: March 24, 1882
 4 
Alfred Kinsey
(Biologist)
Alfred Kinsey
10
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 23, 1894
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Died: August 25, 1956
 5 
Robert Peary
(Explorer)
Robert Peary
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 6, 1856
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cresson, Pennsylvania
Died: February 20, 1920
 6 
Joshua Chamberlain
(Educator & War Hero)
Joshua Chamberlain
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 8, 1828
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Brewer
Died: February 24, 1914
 7 
Hayes MacArthur
(Stand-up Comedians)
Hayes MacArthur
1
Birthdate: April 16, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 8 
George J. Mitchell
(United States Special Envoy for Middle East Peace (2009-2011))
George J. Mitchell
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 20, 1933
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Waterville, Maine, United States
 9 
Gary Merrill
1
Birthdate: August 2, 1915
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: March 5, 1990
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 10 
Paul Adelstein
2
Birthdate: April 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 11 
Lucien Carr
(Journalist)
Lucien Carr
1
Birthdate: March 1, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: January 28, 2005
 12 
William S. Cohen
(Politician)
William S. Cohen
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 28, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bangor, Maine, U.S.
 13 
Hari Kondabolu
(Comedian)
Hari Kondabolu
1
Birthdate: October 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Queens, New York (state) New York, U.S.
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 14 
Oliver Otis Howard
(Military Officer)
Oliver Otis Howard
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 8, 1830
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Leeds, Maine, United States
Died: October 26, 1909
 15 
Brad Anderson
(Director)
Brad Anderson
0
Birthdate: 1964 AD
Birthplace: Madison, Connecticut, United States
 16 
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
 17 
Melville Fuller
(Chief Justice)
Melville Fuller
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 11, 1833
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Augusta, Maine, United States
Died: July 4, 1910
 18 
Joan Benoit
(Marathon runner, Long-distance runner)
Joan Benoit
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 16, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cape Elizabeth, Maine, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 19 
Harry Oakes
(Businessman)
Harry Oakes
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 23, 1874
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sangerville, Maine, United States
Died: July 7, 1943
 20 
Sanford Ballard Dole
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 23, 1844
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii
Died: June 9, 1926
 21 
Geoffrey Canada
(Educator)
Geoffrey Canada
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 13, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
 22 
Thomas R. Pickering
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 11, 1931
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Orange
 23 
Christopher R. Hill
(Former United States Ambassador to Serbia)
Christopher R. Hill
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 10, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rhode Island, United States
 24 
William P. Fessenden
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 16, 1806
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boscawen, New Hampshire, United States
Died: September 8, 1869
 25 
Harold Hitz Burton
(Politician)
Harold Hitz Burton
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 22, 1888
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 28, 1964
 26 
Calvin Ellis Stowe
(Biblical scholar)
Calvin Ellis Stowe
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 6, 1802
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Natick, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 22, 1886
Edwin H. Hall
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 7, 1855
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: United States
Died: November 20, 1938
 28 
John Albion Andrew
(Politician)
John Albion Andrew
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 31, 1818
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Windham, Maine, United States
Died: October 30, 1867
 29 
Ed Lee
(Politician)
Ed Lee
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington (state) Washington, U.S.
Died: December 12, 2017
 30 
Jacob Abbott
(American author)
Jacob Abbott
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 14, 1803
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hallowell, Maine, United States
Died: October 31, 1879
 31 
Hugh McCulloch
(Fianancier)
Hugh McCulloch
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 7, 1808
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kennebunk, Maine, United States
Died: May 24, 1895
 32 
Franklin Pierce
(President of the United States (1853-57))
Franklin Pierce
6
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 23, 1804
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hillsboro, New Hampshire, United States
Died: October 8, 1869
 33 
John Brown Russwurm
(Journalist, Publisher)
John Brown Russwurm
0
Birthdate: October 1, 1799
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port Antonio, Jamaica
Died: June 17, 1851
 34 
Artine Artinian
(Literary scholar)
Artine Artinian
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 8, 1907
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pazardzhik, Bulgaria
Died: November 19, 2005
 35 
Seba Smith
(Humorist)
Seba Smith
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 14, 1792
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buckfield, Maine, United States
Died: July 28, 1868