Oberlin College

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Discover the notable alumni of Oberlin College. The list includes people like Ed Helms, Corey Stoll, Sinclair Lewis, John Wesley Powell & Robert Andrews Millikan. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as intellectuals & academics, writers, scientists, miscellaneous and activists etc.
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 1 
Ed Helms
(Actor)
Ed Helms
26
Birthdate: January 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 2 
John Cazale
12
Birthdate: August 12, 1935
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Revere, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 12, 1978
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 3 
Michelle Malkin
(Political Commentator, Author and Blogger)
Michelle Malkin
3
Birthdate: October 20, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 4 
William Goldman
(Novelist)
William Goldman
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 12, 1931
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Highland Park, Illinois, USA
Died: November 16, 2018
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 5 
Bill Irwin
(Actor)
Bill Irwin
0
Birthdate: April 11, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santa Monica, California, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 6 
Corey Stoll
8
Birthdate: March 14, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 7 
Avery Brooks
3
Birthdate: October 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Evansville, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 8 
Liz Phair
(Singer)
Liz Phair
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 17, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 9 
Willard Van Orman Quine
(Mathematician, Analytic philosopher, Philosopher of language, Epistemologist, Philosopher of science, University teacher, Professor, Philosopher)
Willard Van Orman Quine
2
Birthdate: June 25, 1908
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Akron
Died: December 25, 2000
 10 
Thornton Wilder
(Playwright)
Thornton Wilder
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 17, 1897
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Died: December 7, 1975
 11 
Alison Bechdel
(Known for the Long-Running Comic Strip 'Dykes to Watch Out For')
Alison Bechdel
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Beech Creek, Pennsylvania, United States
 12 
Edmonia Lewis
(First African-American and Native American Sculptor to Achieve International Prominence)
Edmonia Lewis
1
Birthdate: July 4, 1844
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rensselaer County, New York, United States
Died: September 17, 1907
 13 
Rhiannon Giddens
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 21, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
 14 
Sinclair Lewis
(Nobel Prize Winner in Literature)
Sinclair Lewis
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 7, 1885
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sauk Centre
Died: January 10, 1951
 15 
Jerry Greenfield
(Entrepreneur)
Jerry Greenfield
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 14, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 16 
Lynn Shelton
(Film director)
Lynn Shelton
2
Birthdate: August 27, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Oberlin, Ohio, U.S.
Died: May 16, 2020
 17 
Marc Cohn
(Rock singer)
Marc Cohn
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: July 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
 18 
Josh Ritter
(Singer-songwriter, Musician, Singer, Songwriter)
Josh Ritter
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 21, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Moscow
 19 
Eric Bogosian
(Actor and Playwright Known for His Play 'SubUrbia' and TV Series 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent')
Eric Bogosian
5
Birthdate: April 24, 1953
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Woburn, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 20 
Robert Andrews Millikan
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 22, 1868
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Morrison
Died: December 19, 1953
 21 
Andras Schiff
(Pianist)
Andras Schiff
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 21, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
 22 
Lena Dunham
(Actress)
Lena Dunham
24
Birthdate: May 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 23 
Jason Molina
(Musician)
Jason Molina
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lorain, Ohio, USA
Died: March 16, 2013
 24 
John Wesley Powell
(Explorer, Geologist)
John Wesley Powell
1
Birthdate: March 24, 1834
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mount Morris
Died: September 23, 1902
 25 
Henrietta Swan Leavitt
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 4, 1868
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lancaster, Massachusetts
Died: December 12, 1921
James McBride
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 11, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, US
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 27 
Will Chase
(Actor)
Will Chase
3
Birthdate: September 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Frankfort, Kentucky, USA
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 28 
Lucy Stone
(American Abolitionist, Suffragist, Orator, and Women's Rights Activist)
Lucy Stone
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 13, 1818
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Brookfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
Died: October 19, 1893
 29 
Moses Fleetwood Walker
(Baseball player)
Moses Fleetwood Walker
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 7, 1856
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mount Pleasant, Ohio, United States
Died: May 11, 1924
 30 
Jon Theodore
(Drummer)
Jon Theodore
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States
 31 
Romulus Linney
(Playwright, Novelist)
Romulus Linney
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: January 15, 2011
 32 
Elisha Gray
(Engineer)
Elisha Gray
0
Birthdate: August 2, 1835
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Barnesville
Died: January 21, 1901
 33 
Karen O
(Singer)
Karen O
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 22, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: South Korea
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 34 
Rollo May
(Psychologist)
Rollo May
1
Birthdate: April 21, 1909
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ada, Ohio, United States
Died: October 22, 1994
 35 
Mary Church Terrell
(African-American Suffragist, Civil Rights Activist)
Mary Church Terrell
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 23, 1863
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Died: July 24, 1954
 36 
Anna Julia Cooper
(One of the Most Important African-American Scholars in US History)
Anna Julia Cooper
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 10, 1858
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.A.
Died: February 27, 1964
 37 
James Lawson
(university teacher, pastor)
James Lawson
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 22, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Massillon
 38 
Max Robinson
(Broadcaster)
Max Robinson
0
Birthdate: May 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
Died: December 20, 1988
 39 
Christopher Browning
(Historian of the modern age, Historian)
Christopher Browning
0
Birthdate: May 22, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
 40 
Lorenzo Snow
(Political Leader)
Lorenzo Snow
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 3, 1814
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Mantua Township, Ohio, United States
Died: October 10, 1901
 41 
Donald Henderson
(Medical Doctor)
Donald Henderson
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: September 7, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lakewood, Ohio, United States
Died: August 19, 2016
 42 
John Gutfreund
(Businessman)
John Gutfreund
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 14, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Scarsdale, New York, United States
Died: March 9, 2016
 43 
John Kander
(Composer)
John Kander
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 18, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
 44 
Kenneth Waltz
(Political Scientist)
Kenneth Waltz
1
Birthdate: June 8, 1924
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Died: May 12, 2013
 45 
Charles Martin Hall
2
Birthdate: December 6, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Thompson Township, Ohio, United States
Died: December 27, 1914
 46 
John Mercer Langston
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 14, 1829
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Louisa, Virginia, United States
Died: November 15, 1897
 47 
H.H. K'ung
(Banker)
H.H. K'ung
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 11, 1881
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Shanxi, China
Died: August 16, 1967
 48 
Eduardo Mondlane
(Anthropologist)
Eduardo Mondlane
1
Birthdate: June 20, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Manjacaze, Mozambique
Died: February 3, 1969
 49 
John Langalibalele Dube
(South African Essayist, Novelist, Poet and Founding President of the South African Native National Congress)
John Langalibalele Dube
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 22, 1871
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Died: February 11, 1946
 50 
Richard Theodore Greener
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 30, 1844
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 2, 1922