Phillips Exeter Academy Notable Alumni

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Discover the notable alumni of Phillips Exeter Academy. The list includes people like Mark Zuckerberg, Franklin Pierce, Gore Vidal, Daniel Webster & Daniel Dennett. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, intellectuals & academics, media personalities, miscellaneous and leaders etc.
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 1 
Dan Brown
(Novelist)
Dan Brown
9
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Exeter, New Hampshire, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 2 
H. H. Holmes
(American Serial Killer and Con Artist)
H. H. Holmes
51
Listed In: Criminals
Birthdate: May 16, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gilmanton, New Hampshire, United States
Died: May 7, 1896
 3 
Gore Vidal
(American Writer Known for His Novels: ‘The City and the Pillar’, ‘Julian’, ‘Myra Breckinridge’ and ‘Burr’)
Gore Vidal
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 3, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: West Point, New York, United States
Died: July 31, 2012
 4 
Erik Per Sullivan
(American Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Dewey’ in the TV Sitcom ‘Malcolm in the Middle’)
Erik Per Sullivan
8
Birthdate: July 12, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 5 
Alessandro Nivola
5
Birthdate: June 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 6 
Frederick Winslow Taylor
(American Mechanical Engineer Known for His Methods to Improve Industrial Efficiency)
Frederick Winslow Taylor
2
Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: March 20, 1856
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: March 21, 1915
 7 
Daniel Webster
(Former United States Senator)
Daniel Webster
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 18, 1782
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Salisbury, New Hampshire, United States
Died: October 24, 1852
 8 
Howard Hawks
(Director)
Howard Hawks
2
Birthdate: May 30, 1896
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Goshen, Indiana, United States
Died: December 26, 1977
 9 
Win Butler
(Songwriter, Singer, Composer, Poet, Guitarist)
Win Butler
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Truckee, California, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 10 
Michael Rockefeller
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 18, 1938
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, United States
Died: November 19, 1961
 11 
Duncan Robinson
(Basketball player)
Duncan Robinson
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 22, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: York, Maine, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 12 
Roxane Gay
(Writer Known for Her 2014 Essay Collection 'Bad Feminist')
Roxane Gay
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
 13 
David Eisenhower
(Writer and Grandson of Former American President Dwight D. Eisenhower)
David Eisenhower
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: West Point, New York, United States
 14 
Liu Wen
(Model)
Liu Wen
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yongzhou, Hunan, China
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 15 
Lex Barker
(Actor)
Lex Barker
0
Birthdate: May 8, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rye, New York, United States
Died: May 11, 1973
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 16 
George Plimpton
(Journalists)
George Plimpton
1
Birthdate: March 18, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: September 26, 2003
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 17 
Adam D'Angelo
(Businessperson)
Adam D'Angelo
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: 1984 AD
Birthplace: United States
 18 
Peter Benchley
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
Died: February 11, 2006
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 19 
Michael Cerveris
0
Birthdate: November 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bethesda, Maryland, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 20 
Daniel Dennett
(Philosopher)
Daniel Dennett
6
Birthdate: March 28, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 21 
John Vernou Bouvier III
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 19, 1891
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: East Hampton, New York, United States
Died: August 3, 1957
 22 
M. Scott Peck
(Psychiatrist)
M. Scott Peck
0
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: May 22, 1936
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: September 25, 2005
 23 
Allen Dulles
(US Director of Central Intelligence (1953-61))
Allen Dulles
5
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 7, 1893
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Watertown, New York, United States
Died: January 29, 1969
 24 
Gifford Pinchot
(First Chief of the US Forest Service & Former Governor of Pennsylvania)
Gifford Pinchot
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 11, 1865
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Simsbury, Connecticut, United States
Died: October 4, 1946
 25 
Heather Cox Richardson
1
Birthdate: 1962 AD
Birthplace: Maine, U.S.
 26 
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.
0
Birthdate: October 15, 1917
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: February 28, 2007
 27 
Peter R. Orszag
(CEO of Financial Advisory at 'Lazard')
Peter R. Orszag
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 16, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
 28 
Robert Benchley
(Humorist)
Robert Benchley
0
Birthdate: October 15, 1889
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: September 21, 1945
 29 
John Irving Bloom
(Film critic)
John Irving Bloom
3
Birthdate: January 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 30 
Benmont Tench
(Musician)
Benmont Tench
0
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: September 7, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 31 
Edward Everett
(Former American senator)
Edward Everett
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 11, 1794
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts
Died: January 15, 1865
 32 
Amos Alonzo Stagg
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 16, 1862
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Orange, New Jersey, United States
Died: March 17, 1965
 33 
John Negroponte
(Politician, Diplomat)
John Negroponte
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 21, 1939
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London
 34 
Lewis Cass
(Former United States Senator)
Lewis Cass
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 9, 1782
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Exeter, New Hampshire, United States
Died: June 17, 1866
 35 
John Knowles
(Writer, Novelist, Journalist)
John Knowles
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 16, 1926
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fairmont
Died: November 29, 2001
 36 
Donald Hall
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 20, 1928
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hamden, Connecticut, United States
Died: June 23, 2018
 37 
Fitz John Porter
(Military Officer)
Fitz John Porter
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 31, 1822
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
Died: May 21, 1901
 38 
George Bancroft
(Diplomat, Historian of the modern age, Historian, Academic, Writer, Politician)
George Bancroft
0
Birthdate: October 3, 1800
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Worcester
Died: January 17, 1891
 39 
Nicholas Katzenbach
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 17, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 8, 2012
 40 
Roscoe Conkling
(Politician)
Roscoe Conkling
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 30, 1829
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Albany, New York, United States
Died: April 18, 1888
 41 
Drew Pearson
(American journalist)
Drew Pearson
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 13, 1897
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States
Died: September 1, 1969
 42 
Joseph Coors
(Businessman)
Joseph Coors
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 12, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Golden, Colorado, United States
Died: March 15, 2003
 43 
Judd Gregg
(Politician)
Judd Gregg
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 14, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
 44 
Sam Fuld
(Baseball player)
Sam Fuld
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 20, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Durham, New Hampshire, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 45 
David Mumford
(Mathematician, University teacher)
David Mumford
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 11, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Worth
 46 
John Adams Dix
(Governor)
John Adams Dix
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 24, 1798
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boscawen, New Hampshire, United States
Died: April 21, 1879
 47 
Josh Deu
(Musician)
Josh Deu
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthplace: Canada
 48 
Paul Sweezy
(Economist)
Paul Sweezy
1
Birthdate: April 10, 1910
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City, New York,United States
Died: February 27, 2004
 49 
Ralph Adams Cram
(Architect)
Ralph Adams Cram
1
Listed In: Architects
Birthdate: December 16, 1863
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, United States
Died: September 22, 1942
 50 
Thomas W. Lamont
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: September 30, 1870
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Claverack, Claverack-Red Mills, New York, United States
Died: February 2, 1948
Established in the year 1781 by John Phillips, Phillips Exeter Academy is a coeducational independent school for high schoolers, particularly between the 9th and 12th grade. Phillips Exeter Academy is one of the oldest and prestigious secondary schools of the United States of America and is situated in New Hampshire. Being regarded as a school for the American political elite, it has been valued at an enormous 1.2 billion dollars, making it the largest endowment of all New England boarding schools. The school roughly consists of 1000 students who pursue their secondary education in various programs. With the student body representing over 33 countries and the option to study in 5 continents, the school provides a diverse platform to excel beyond boundaries, globally. With over 450 courses, in 18 core areas of study, the students can intellectually challenge themselves with the unparalleled opportunities they have in hand. The school also boasts a remarkable panel of faculty, with well-accomplished and qualified teachers who have created a mark in their respective areas of study. Phillips Exeter Academy has produced various distinguished personalities over time. The numerous alumni’s of the school went on to achieve greatness in various fields of study. David Rockefeller Jr., Mark Zuckerberg, Daniel Webster, John Knowles and Franklin Pierce all attended Phillips Exeter Academy. We are certain that you will be quite surprised to know the rest of the celebrities who started their humble beginnings here.