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Discover the notable alumni of Harvard College. The list includes people like Jay Rockefeller, David Souter, Dean Norris, Fred Gwynne & Tom Cotton. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as leaders, miscellaneous, writers, lawyers & judges and intellectuals & academics etc.
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 1 
Theodore Roosevelt
(26th President of the United States (1901-1909))
Theodore Roosevelt
48
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 27, 1858
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: January 6, 1919
 2 
John Adams
(2nd President of United States (1797-1801))
John Adams
31
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 30, 1735
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Braintree, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 4, 1826
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 3 
Neil deGrasse Tyson
(American Astrophysicist, Planetary Scientist and Science Communicator)
Neil deGrasse Tyson
33
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 5, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 4 
J. Robert Oppenheimer
(American Theoretical Physicist and Former Wartime Head of the ‘Los Alamos Laboratory’)
J. Robert Oppenheimer
8
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: April 22, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: February 18, 1967
 5 
Henry David Thoreau
(Naturalist, Philosopher & Author Of 'Walden')
Henry David Thoreau
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 12, 1817
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Concord, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 6, 1862
 6 
Ted Kaczynski
(American Domestic Terrorist)
Ted Kaczynski
63
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 22, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 7 
Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Famous For his Essay 'Nature' and Speech Entitled 'The American Scholar')
Ralph Waldo Emerson
16
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 25, 1803
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: April 27, 1882
 8 
Michael Crichton
(Best Known as the Author of “Jurassic Park” and the creator of the TV Drama “ER”)
Michael Crichton
5
Birthdate: October 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died: November 4, 2008
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 9 
Yo-Yo Ma
(American Grammy-Award Winning Cellist )
Yo-Yo Ma
7
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris, France
 10 
Al Franken
(Former United States Senator from Minnesota (2009 - 2018))
Al Franken
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 21, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 11 
Dean Norris
7
Birthdate: April 8, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, USA
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 12 
Samuel Adams
(American Political Philosopher and 4th Governor of Massachusetts (1794–1797))
Samuel Adams
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 27, 1722
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: October 2, 1803
 13 
John Updike
(Poet, Novelist)
John Updike
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 18, 1932
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 27, 2009
 14 
William Weld
(Lawyer)
William Weld
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 31, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Smithtown, New York, U.S.
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 15 
George Santayana
(Regarded as One of the Most Important Thinkers of the First Half of the 20th Century)
George Santayana
1
Birthdate: December 16, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Madrid, Spain
Died: September 26, 1952
 16 
J. P. Morgan Jr.
(American Finance Executive, Banker and Philanthropist)
J. P. Morgan Jr.
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 7, 1867
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Irvington, New York, United States
Died: March 13, 1943
 17 
Harry A. Blackmun
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: November 12, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nashville, Illinois Nashville, Illinois, United States U.S.
Died: March 4, 1999
 18 
Amy Chua
(Lawyer)
Amy Chua
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 26, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Champaign, Illinois Champaign, Illinois, U.S.
 19 
John Quincy Adams
(6th President of United States (1825 - 1829))
John Quincy Adams
70
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 11, 1767
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Braintree, Massachusetts, United States
Died: February 23, 1848
 20 
Caspar Weinberger
(Politician)
Caspar Weinberger
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 18, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: March 28, 2006
 21 
Nestor Carbonell
2
Birthdate: December 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 22 
Terrence Malick
(Director, Screenwriter)
Terrence Malick
4
Birthdate: November 30, 1943
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ottawa, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 23 
Chris Wallace
(Journalist Who Was Named One of America's Most Trusted TV News Anchors)
Chris Wallace
8
Birthdate: October 12, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 24 
Horatio Alger
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 31, 1832
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chelsea, Massachusetts, United States
Died: July 30, 1899
 25 
Nicholas Kristof
(Journalist)
Nicholas Kristof
1
Birthdate: April 27, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
 26 
Archibald Cox
(Former Solicitor General of the United States)
Archibald Cox
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 17, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Plainfield, New Jersey, USA
Died: May 29, 2004
 27 
Tom Cotton
(Lawyer)
Tom Cotton
17
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 13, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dardanelle, Arkansas, U.S.
 28 
Pat Toomey
(Politician)
Pat Toomey
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
 29 
Richard Blumenthal
(Politician)
Richard Blumenthal
8
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 13, 1946
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
 30 
Suzanne Malveaux
(Journalist)
Suzanne Malveaux
1
Birthdate: December 4, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lansing, Michigan, United States
 31 
Donald E. Graham
(Business executive)
Donald E. Graham
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: April 22, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: United States
 32 
Robert Lowell
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 1, 1917
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: September 12, 1977
Charles Francis Adams Sr.
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 18, 1807
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: November 21, 1886
 34 
Thomas Hutchinson
(Businessman)
Thomas Hutchinson
0
Birthdate: September 9, 1711
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: British America
Died: June 3, 1780
 35 
Ulysses J. Lupien
(Businessman, Government official)
Ulysses J. Lupien
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 12, 1883
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cochituate, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 15, 1965
 36 
Elliott Carter
(Modermist Composer)
Elliott Carter
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 11, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: November 5, 2012
 37 
William Labov
(Linguist)
William Labov
0
Birthdate: December 4, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.
 38 
Daniel Zelman
(Screenwriter and Director Who Created The FX Series 'Damages')
Daniel Zelman
3
Birthdate: June 16, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Rye, New York, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 39 
Catherine Herridge
(Author and Investigative Journalist)
Catherine Herridge
8
Birthdate: May 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toronto, Canada
 40 
Kevin Curran
(Screenwriter)
Kevin Curran
0
Birthdate: February 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: October 25, 2016
 41 
Robert Treat Paine
(Founding Father of the United States)
Robert Treat Paine
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 11, 1731
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 11, 1814
 42 
Benjamin Thompson
(Physicist and Inventor)
Benjamin Thompson
2
Birthdate: March 26, 1753
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Woburn, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 21, 1814
 43 
Harold Stirling Vanderbilt
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 6, 1884
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oakdale, New York, United States
Died: July 4, 1970
 44 
Henry Hobson Richardson
0
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: September 29, 1838
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. James Parish, Louisiana, United States
Died: April 27, 1886
Richard Gordon Kleindienst
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 5, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Winslow, Arizona, U.S.
Died: February 3, 2000
 46 
Richard Theodore Greener
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 30, 1844
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 2, 1922
 47 
Jyotiraditya Scindia
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mumbai Bombay, Maharashtra, India
 48 
George Burroughs
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1650 AD
Birthplace: Scituate, Massachusetts, United States
Died: August 19, 1692
Richard Henry Dana Jr.
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 1, 1815
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Died: January 6, 1882
 50 
Seth Lloyd
(Educator, Scientist)
Seth Lloyd
0
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: August 2, 1960
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: United States