Dartmouth College

Discover the notable alumni of Dartmouth College. The list includes people like David Harbour, Kirsten Gillibrand, Neal Katyal, Dinesh D'Souza & Andrew Shue. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as miscellaneous, writers, film & theater personalities, leaders and business people etc.
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Meryl Streep
(Regarded as 'The Best Actress of Her Generation')
Meryl Streep
108
Birthdate: June 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: SummitSummit, New Jersey, United States

Often described as the "best actress of her generation," Meryl Streep is acclaimed for her versatility. After debuting in the 1970s, she built a solid reputation by portraying challenging roles in dramatic films. In a career spanning over half a century, she has received numerous awards, including three Academy Awards and eight Golden Globe Awards.

 2 
Dr. Seuss
(Children's Author And Illustrator)
Dr. Seuss
70
Birthdate: March 2, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 24, 1991

Dr. Seuss was an American children's author, illustrator, and political cartoonist. He is credited with writing some of the most famous children's books ever, including The Cat in the Hat. His works were translated into over 20 languages and sold more than 600 million copies by the time of his death. Many of his creations were adapted into animated cartoons.

 3 
Robert Frost
(American Poet Who was Known for His Realistic Depictions of Rural Life)
Robert Frost
47
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 26, 1874
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: January 29, 1963

Robert Frost was an American poet. An influential poet, Frost was honored with four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry, the only poet to receive four such awards. One of America's public literary figures, Robert Frost received the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960. His works influenced other poets like Robert Francis, James Wright, Edward Thomas, Richard Wilbur, and Seamus Heaney.

 4 
Fred Rogers
(Television Host and Creator of the Preschool Television Series 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood')
Fred Rogers
35
Birthdate: March 20, 1928
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 27, 2003

TV personality, musician, and author, Fred Rogers, is best remembered for hosting the preschool TV series, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which ran for over 30 years, from 1968 to 2001. His work was widely lauded and he was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002. Besides his TV career, he was also an ordained Presbyterian minister.

 5 
Mindy Kaling
(Actress and Comedian Known for Her Role in the Series: 'The Office' and 'The Mindy Project')
Mindy Kaling
54
Birthdate: June 24, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Actress, comedian, and writer Mindy Kaling first gained international fame with her work in the NBC sitcom, The Office, for which she was nominated for several Primetime Emmy Awards. She earned a bachelor's degree in playwriting before beginning her career. As the child of immigrants from India, she is one of the few Indian-American women active in the industry.

 6 
David Harbour
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Birthdate: April 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States

David Harbour is a successful actor popular for playing important roles in superhero films, such as Suicide Squad and Hellboy. Despite struggling with bipolar disorder and alcohol addiction in his 20s, David Harbour fought against all odds to become a well-established actor in the American film industry.

 7 
Connie Britton
(Actress)
Connie Britton
28
Birthdate: March 6, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 8 
Mikaela Shiffrin
(American Two-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and World Cup Alpine Skier)
Mikaela Shiffrin
17
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 13, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Vail, Colorado, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 9 
Nelson Rockefeller
(41st Vice President of the United States (1974 - 1977))
Nelson Rockefeller
19
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 8, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Died: January 26, 1979
Grandson of businessman John D. Rockefeller, Nelson Rockefeller was the U.S. vice president from 1975 to 1977 and the New York governor from 1959 to 1973. An arts connoisseur, he was the president of the Museum of Modern Art. He had also worked with Franklin Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman.
 10 
Elaine Chao
(18th United States Secretary of Transportation (2017 - 2021))
Elaine Chao
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Taipei, Taiwan
Elaine Chao has served as the U.S. secretary of transportation under Donald Trump and has also previously been the secretary of labor. A Harvard alumna and a recipient of 37 honorary doctorates, she became the first Asian-American female and the first Chinese/Taiwanese American to be part of the U.S. cabinet.
 11 
Dinesh D'Souza
(Known for His Documentary Film '2016: Obama’s America', an Anti-barack Obama Polemic)
Dinesh D'Souza
9
Birthdate: April 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Born to Goan Christians in Bombay, Dinesh D'Souza later moved to the U.S. for higher studies. The Indian-American right-wing filmmaker and writer is known for his anti-Obama documentary 2016: Obama's America. Convicted of illegal campaign contribution, he was later pardoned by Trump. He was also associated with an adultery scandal.

 12 
Andrew Shue
(Actor)
Andrew Shue
4
Birthdate: February 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: South Orange, New Jersey, USA
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 13 
Rachel Dratch
(Actress, Comedian and Writer Known for Her Role in the TV Show ‘Saturday Night Live’)
Rachel Dratch
19
Birthdate: February 22, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States

Rachel Dratch is an American actress, writer, and comedian. She established herself as a comedian after appearing on Saturday Night Live (SNL), where she played several recurring characters from 1999 to 2006. A multi-talented individual, Rachel Dratch released her autobiographical audiobook titled Girl Walks Into a Bar in 2012.

 14 
Buck Henry
(Actor)
Buck Henry
2
Birthdate: December 9, 1930
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
 15 
Bing Russell
(Actor and Owner of the ‘Portland Mavericks’)
Bing Russell
10
Birthdate: May 5, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
Died: April 8, 2003

Bing Russell was an American actor whose career spanned nearly 40 years. Perhaps Bing Russell's biggest contribution to the American entertainment industry is his son Kurt Russell. Also a baseball enthusiast, Russell owned the Portland Mavericks, a professional baseball team, which was featured in a 2014 documentary titled The Battered Bastards of Baseball.

 16 
Joseph Campbell
(American Writer Best Known for His Book ‘The Hero with a Thousand Faces’)
Joseph Campbell
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 26, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States
Died: October 30, 1987
Joseph Campbell taught literature at the Sarah Lawrence College and specialized in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His notable works include The Hero with a Thousand Faces and the four-volume Historical Atlas of World Mythology. He also worked on the miniseries, The Power of Myth, with Bill Moyers.
 17 
Michael Moriarty
4
Birthdate: April 5, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Robert Ryan
(American Actor Known for His Portrayals of Hardened Cops and Ruthless Villains)
Robert Ryan
5
Birthdate: November 11, 1909
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: July 11, 1973

Actor Robert Ryan was also a prominent civil rights activist. In his initial days, he was also a heavyweight boxing champion, and later also served in the US Marine Corps. He soared to fame with his roles of cops or bullies in films such as The Woman on the Beach and Crossfire.

 19 
Kirsten Gillibrand
(United States Senator from New York)
Kirsten Gillibrand
10
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 9, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: AlAlbany, New York, United States

Lawyer and politician Kirsten Gillibrand is a member of the Democratic Party. Since 2009, she has served as the junior United States Senator from New York. An alumnus of the UCLA School of Law, she practiced law for a few years before entering politics. She is known for speaking against sexual harassment.

 20 
David Benioff
(Writer, Director, and Producer Best Known as the Co-Creator of the Series ‘Game of Thrones’)
David Benioff
7
Birthdate: September 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Screenwriter David Friedman, better known by his pseudonym, David Benioff, co-created and wrote the iconic Emmy-winning series Game of Thrones, based on George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire, along with D. B. Weiss. David has also written Troy and co-written X-Men Origins: Wolverine
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Henry Paulson
(74th United States Secretary of the Treasury (2006 - 2009))
Henry Paulson
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Palm Beach, Florida, United States

Henry Paulson is an American financier, banker, and political figure. He is best known for his service as the US Secretary of the Treasury from 10 July 2006 to 20 January 2009. A respected banker, Henry Paulson was the CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs prior to his role in the US Department of the Treasury.

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Neal Katyal
(American Lawyer and Academic)
Neal Katyal
13
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Neal Katyal is an American academic and lawyer. Born to immigrant parents from India, Katyal has argued the most number of Supreme Court cases for any minority lawyer in American history. He was honored with the Edmund Randolph Award by the US Justice Department. He was also named in Legal Times' 90 Greatest Lawyers over the Last 30 Years list.

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Brian J. White
(Actor)
Brian J. White
3
Birthdate: April 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Angus King
(Politician)
Angus King
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 31, 1944
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, U.S.
 25 
Stephen Macht
(Actor)
Stephen Macht
4
Birthdate: May 1, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
 26 
Timothy Geithner
(American Banker and 75th United States Secretary of the Treasury (2009 - 2013))
Timothy Geithner
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 18, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

American banker Timothy Geithner is a former United States Secretary of the Treasury. He has also served as the president of the global private equity firm Warburg Pincus and been the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He also lectures as a visiting faculty at Yale.

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Dan Gilroy
(Screenwriter, Film director best known for writing and directing Nightcrawler (2014))
Dan Gilroy
0
Birthdate: June 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 28 
Mel Robbins
(Television host)
Mel Robbins
1
Birthdate: October 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: America
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Grant Tinker
(Television producer and executive)
Grant Tinker
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stamford, Connecticut, United States
Died: November 28, 2016
 30 
John Lilly
(Physician, Neuroscientist, Psychoanalyst and Inventor of 'Isolation Tank')
John Lilly
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 6, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Died: September 30, 2001

Born to rich Catholic parents, John Lilly spent his childhood treating science as a hobby. While studying medicine, he performed gruelling medical experiments on himself. He later invented isolating floatation tanks, studied bottlenose dolphins, and researched on psychedelic drug-induced near-death experiences. He also explored yoga and human consciousness.

 31 
William Kamkwamba
(Inventor)
William Kamkwamba
3
Birthdate: August 5, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dowa, Malawi
 32 
Johannes von Trapp
(Austrian American Singer)
Johannes von Trapp
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
 33 
Louise Erdrich
(Author)
Louise Erdrich
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 7, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Little Falls, Minnesota, US
 34 
Benjamin Koldyke
(Actor)
Benjamin Koldyke
1
Birthdate: March 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago Chicago, Illinois, US
 35 
Robert Reich
(22nd United States Secretary of Labor (1993 - 1997))
Robert Reich
12
Birthdate: June 24, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States

Economist and University of California, Berkeley professor Robert Reich has also been the U.S. secretary of labor. His rare bone disorder made him a victim of bullies in childhood, but he later won the Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford. His bestselling book Saving Capitalism was made into a Netflix documentary.

 36 
C. Everett Koop
(13th Surgeon General of the United States (1982 - 1989))
C. Everett Koop
2
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: October 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 25, 2013

C. Everett Koop was a pediatric surgeon and public health administrator who served as the 13th Surgeon General of the United States under President Ronald Reagan. Previously, he had been a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. He was well-known for his support of the rights of children with disabilities and his work with AIDS patients. 

 37 
Mike Capuano
(Politician)
Mike Capuano
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
 38 
Robert Ripley
(American Cartoonist and Creator of the Newpaper Panel Series 'Ripley’s Believe It or Not!')
Robert Ripley
1
Birthdate: February 25, 1890
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Santa Rosa, California, United States
Died: May 27, 1949

Robert Ripley was a cartoonist and an amateur anthropologist best known for creating the newspaper panel series Ripley's Believe It or Not! The series was later adapted for radio and TV. He lost his father when he was young and began working as a cartoonist at the age of 16. Over the years, he became extremely successful and wealthy. 

 39 
Mike Brown
(Entrepreneur, American football player)
Mike Brown
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 10, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Massillon, Ohio, United States
 40 
Brad Ausmus
(Baseball player, Baseball manager)
Brad Ausmus
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 41 
Rich Fulcher
(Comedian)
Rich Fulcher
1
Birthdate: November 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Massachusetts, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 42 
Bob Rafelson
(Film Director)
Bob Rafelson
0
Birthdate: February 21, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, US
 43 
Leon Black
(American Investor Who Co-Founded the Popular Investment Management Firm 'Apollo Global Management')
Leon Black
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 31, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States

Leon Black is an American investor who co-founded the popular investment management firm, Apollo Global Management. He is also known for his association with the Museum of Modern Art in New York City where he served as the chairman from 2018 to 2021. An art collector, Leon Black owns an impressive collection of artworks by artists like Raphael and Picasso.

 44 
Alexi Pappas
(Greek-American Track and Field Athlete)
Alexi Pappas
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 28, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States

Alexi Pappas is a Greek-American runner, actor, writer, and filmmaker. In 2016, she set the national record for 10,000m at the Rio Olympics where she represented Greece. As a filmmaker, Alexi Pappas is credited with bankrolling and writing Olympic Dreams, the first fictional film to be shot in an Olympic village. 

 45 
Jeff Immelt
(Entrepreneur)
Jeff Immelt
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 19, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Joseph Losey
(Film Director)
Joseph Losey
0
Birthdate: January 14, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: La Crosse, Wisconsin, U.S.
Died: June 22, 1984
 47 
Edward Norton Lorenz
(US Meteorologist and Mathematician Who Proposed the 'Chaos Theory')
Edward Norton Lorenz
3
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 23, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 16, 2008

US meteorologist and mathematician Edward Norton Lorenz is remembered for proposing concepts such as the chaos theory/deterministic chaos and the butterfly effect. He also laid down the Lorenz 96 model. The Kyoto Prize winner was associated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology throughout his research career.

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Budd Schulberg
(Screenwriter)
Budd Schulberg
1
Birthdate: March 27, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 5, 2009
 49 
Kristina Klebe
(Actress)
Kristina Klebe
0
Birthdate: June 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 50 
Earl Thomson
(Canadian Athlete Who Was the First Non-US Olympic Gold Medalist in 100m Hurdles)
Earl Thomson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 15, 1895
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Prince Albert, Canada
Died: May 19, 1971

Canadian athlete Earl Thomson, or Tommy Thomson, scripted history as the first non-American to win a 110m hurdles Olympic gold medal. In his early days, he excelled in high jump and discus throw, too. He later coached the US Naval Academy team and also co-designed a safer hurdle.