Hamilton College

Discover the notable alumni of Hamilton College. The list includes people like Paul Lieberstein, Sarah Rafferty, B. F. Skinner, Ezra Pound & James S. Sherman. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as intellectuals & academics, writers, film & theater personalities, media personalities and musicians etc.
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Peter Falk
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Lieutenant Columbo’ in the TV Series ‘Columbo’)
Peter Falk
15
Birthdate: September 16, 1927
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bronx, New York, United States
Died: June 23, 2011
Best known for his Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning performance in Columbo, Peter Falk was one of TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Stars of All Time. He also held art exhibitions and loved chess. He suffered from Alzheimer's disease before death. His plight inspired the passage of the Peter Falk's Law.
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Sarah Rafferty
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Birthdate: December 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New Canaan, Connecticut, USA
Sarah Rafferty is best known for her performance as Donna in the series Suits. She has also been part of series such as Bones, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and Six Feet Under. She has appeared in the movies Speakeasy, Soccer Dog: European Cup, and Falling for Grace.
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B. F. Skinner
(American psychologist)
B. F. Skinner
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Birthdate: March 20, 1904
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: August 18, 1990

B. F. Skinner was an American behaviorist, psychologist, inventor, author, and social philosopher. Skinner, who taught psychology at Harvard University, is credited with founding a school of thought in psychology called the experimental analysis of behavior. Regarded as a pioneer of modern behaviorism, Skinner was named the 20th century's most influential psychologist, according to a survey conducted in June 2002. 

 4 
Tony Goldwyn
(Actor, Producer and Director Known for His Role as President ‘Fitzgerald Grant III’ in the TV Series ‘Scandal’)
Tony Goldwyn
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Birthdate: May 20, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Tony Goldwyn is an American actor, filmmaker, and singer. Also an activist, Goldwyn served as the president of a nonprofit group called the Creative Coalition. He also serves as an ambassador for a nonprofit legal organization called the Innocence Project, which aims at reforming the criminal justice system.

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Paul Lieberstein
(Actor, Writer, Producer)
Paul Lieberstein
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Birthdate: February 22, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Westport, Connecticut, United States
A Primetime Emmy Award winner, Paul Lieberstein is best-known as the writer, and as Toby Flenderson on the NBC sitcom The Office. Besides being the writer of the show, he was also the showrunner. Though he didn't know how to act, it took him sometime to nail the role of Toby and the rest is history.
 6 
Jonathan Gilbert
(Former American Actor Known for His role as in the TV Series ‘Little House on the Prairie’)
Jonathan Gilbert
3
Birthdate: April 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Jonathan Gilbert is a former American actor best known for playing Willie Oleson in the popular Western historical drama TV series, Little House on the Prairie. The adopted son of actor Paul Gilbert and actress Barbara Cowen, Jonathan Gilbert quit acting in 1984 and moved away from California to start life afresh as a stockbroker.

 7 
David Thornton
(Actor)
David Thornton
2
Birthdate: June 12, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cheraw, South Carolina, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 8 
Marc Randolph
(Entrepreneur)
Marc Randolph
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 29, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chappaqua, New York, United States
 9 
Nat Faxon
(Actor Who Won The Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Co-Writing The Descendants)
Nat Faxon
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 11, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Nathaniel Faxon is best known for his Academy Award-winning screenplay of The Descendants. He appeared as Ben Fox in the series Ben and Kate and as Russ in Married. He has also lent his voice to many projects, such as Disenchantment and co-directed films such as The Way, Way Back.

 10 
William Masters
(Gynecologist)
William Masters
3
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: December 27, 1915
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Died: February 16, 2001
 11 
Tom Vilsack
(Politician)
Tom Vilsack
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 13, 1950
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
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Ryan Serhant
(Real Estate Entrepreneur)
Ryan Serhant
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 2, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 13 
Annie Starke
(Actress)
Annie Starke
3
Birthdate: April 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bedford, New York, United States
Annie Starke, daughter of actor Glenn Close, is best known for her recurring role of Lily Cartwright in the Netflix series Ratched. She has also appeared in films such as We Don’t Belong Here and The Wife. A skilled equestrian, she has won the Children's Modified Jumper Championship at 15.
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Jimmy Smith
(organist, pianist, jazz musician)
Jimmy Smith
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 8, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Norristown
Died: February 8, 2005
 15 
Terry Brooks
(Writer)
Terry Brooks
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 8, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sterling, Illinois, United States
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Joseph Lin
(Basketball Player)
Joseph Lin
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 17 
Robert Parris Moses
(Former Civil rights activist known for Freedom Summer, Algebra Project)
Robert Parris Moses
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 23, 1935
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, United States
Died: July 25, 2021
 18 
Alexander Woollcott
(American critic)
Alexander Woollcott
1
Birthdate: January 19, 1887
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Red Bank, New Jersey
Died: January 23, 1943
 19 
Gerrit Smith
(Former Member of the United States Representatives from New York's 22nd District (1853 - 1854))
Gerrit Smith
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 6, 1797
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Utica, New York, United States
Died: December 28, 1874

Gerrit Smith was an American social reformer, politician, abolitionist, and philanthropist. Although he was a prominent candidate for President of the USA in 1848, 1856, and 1860, Smith served only 18 months in the federal government. Throughout his life, he was a major financial contributor to the Republican Party and the Liberty Party.

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Theodore Dwight Weld
(Abolitionist)
Theodore Dwight Weld
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: November 23, 1803
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hampton, Connecticut, United States
Died: February 3, 1895
 21 
Mike Castle
(69th Governor of Delaware)
Mike Castle
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 2, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
 22 
Albert Barnes
(Theologian)
Albert Barnes
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Birthdate: December 1, 1798
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rome, New York, United States
Died: December 24, 1870
 23 
Josh Billings
(Writer)
Josh Billings
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 21, 1818
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lanesborough, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 14, 1885
 24 
Samuel Hopkins Adams
(Author)
Samuel Hopkins Adams
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 26, 1871
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dunkirk, New York, United States
Died: November 15, 1958
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Paul Greengard
(American Neuroscientist)
Paul Greengard
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 11, 1925
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: April 13, 2019
 26 
Edward Robinson
(Translator)
Edward Robinson
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Birthdate: April 10, 1794
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Southington, Connecticut, United States
Died: January 27, 1863

Edward Robinson was a biblical scholar best remembered for his work Biblical Researches in Palestine. Regarded as the first major work in Biblical Archaeology and Biblical Geography, his work earned him the titles, Founder of Modern Palestinology and Father of Biblical Geography. He is also remembered for translating scriptural works.

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Sol Linowitz
(American Diplomat, Lawyer and Businessman)
Sol Linowitz
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 7, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: United States
Died: March 18, 2005
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John Nichols
(Writer)
John Nichols
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States
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Roger Williams Straus Jr.
(Chairman)
Roger Williams Straus Jr.
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 3, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: May 25, 2004