Swarthmore College

Discover the notable alumni of Swarthmore College. The list includes people like Stephen Lang, Sally Ride, Alice Paul, James A. Michener & Iqbal Quadir. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as intellectuals & academics, writers, scientists, critics & connoisseurs and media personalities etc.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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Sally Ride
(The First American Woman and The Third Woman in Space)

Sally Ride
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 26, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: July 23, 2012
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

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Alice Paul
(Women's rights activist)

Alice Paul
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 11, 1885
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey, United States
Died: July 9, 1977

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Susan Oliver
(Actress)

Susan Oliver
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Birthdate: February 13, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
Died: May 10, 1990
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 4 

James A. Michener
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 3, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 16, 1997

 5 

Jonathan Franzen
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 17, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

 6 

Christiana Figueres
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

 7 
Kurt Eichenwald
(Journalist)

Kurt Eichenwald
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Birthdate: June 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
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Chris Van Hollen
(Politician)

Chris Van Hollen
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Karachi Karachi, Pakistan

 9 

Stephen Lang
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Birthdate: July 11, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 10 
Ted Nelson
(American Pioneer of Information Technology, Philosopher, and Sociologist)

Ted Nelson
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Birthdate: June 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 11 
David Gale
(Mathematician, Economist)

David Gale
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 13, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City
Died: March 7, 2008

 12 
Carol Gilligan
(Psychologist, Philosopher, Non-fiction writer, Sociologist, Feminist)

Carol Gilligan
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Birthdate: November 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City

 13 
A. Mitchell Palmer
(50th United States Attorney General)

A. Mitchell Palmer
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 4, 1872
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: White Haven, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 11, 1936

 14 
Robert D. Putnam
(Political Scientist)

Robert D. Putnam
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Birthdate: January 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States

 15 
David Lewis
(Philosopher)

David Lewis
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Birthdate: September 28, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oberlin, Ohio, United States
Died: October 14, 2001

 16 
Joseph Altuzarra
(Fashion designer)

Joseph Altuzarra
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 1983 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France

 17 
Andre Gunder Frank
(Sociologist, economic historian known for contributions to world-systems theory)

Andre Gunder Frank
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Birthdate: February 24, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: April 23, 2005

 18 
Kevin Hassett
(Economist)

Kevin Hassett
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Birthdate: March 20, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Greenfield, Massachusetts Greenfield, Massachusetts, U.S.

Frank H. Easterbrook
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 3, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buffalo

 20 
Drew Pearson
(American journalist)

Drew Pearson
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 13, 1897
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Evanston, Illinois, United States
Died: September 1, 1969

 21 
John C. Mather
(Astrophysicist)

John C. Mather
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 7, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Roanoke, Virginia, United States

 22 
Jed S. Rakoff
(Lawyer, Judge)

Jed S. Rakoff
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 1, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia

 23 

Diane di Prima
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 6, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 24 

Malcolm Wilde Browne
1
Birthdate: April 17, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 27, 2012

 25 

Gerard K. O'Neill
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 6, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: April 27, 1992
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 26 
Edward C. Prescott
(Economist, University teacher)

Edward C. Prescott
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Birthdate: December 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glens Falls

 27 
Howard Martin Temin
(Geneticist and Virologist)

Howard Martin Temin
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 10, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 9, 1994

 28 
Clark Kerr
(Professor)

Clark Kerr
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 17, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stony Creek, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 1, 2003

 29 

Christina H. Paxson
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Birthdate: February 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: United States

 30 
Lee MacPhail
(Baseball executive)

Lee MacPhail
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 25, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died: November 8, 2012

 31 
Kenneth Turan
(Journalist)

Kenneth Turan
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Birthdate: October 27, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn

 32 
Christian Anfinsen
(Biochemist)

Christian Anfinsen
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Monessen, Pennsylvania
Died: May 14, 1995

 33 
Ben Brantley
(Journalist)

Ben Brantley
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Birthdate: October 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Durham

 34 

Elizabeth Janeway
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 7, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 15, 2005

 35 
Anand Yang
(Professor of South Asia Studies and History at the University of Washington)

Anand Yang
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Shantiniketan, India

 36 
Iqbal Quadir
(Founder of Grameenphone)

Iqbal Quadir
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jessore District

 37 
Helen Magill White
(Instructor)

Helen Magill White
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 28, 1853
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: October 28, 1944

Frances Wilson Grayson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1892 AD
Birthplace: Cherokee Village, Arkansas, United States
Died: December 23, 1927

 39 
Herbert Weir Smyth
(Philologist, Educator)

Herbert Weir Smyth
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Birthdate: August 8, 1857
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Died: July 16, 1937

 40 
Molly Yard
(Social Activist)

Molly Yard
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 6, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: September 21, 2005

 41 
John Diebold
(Businessman)

John Diebold
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: June 8, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Weehawken, New Jersey, United States
Died: December 26, 2005

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John Woodland Hastings
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 24, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Salisbury, Maryland, United States
Died: August 6, 2014

 43 
Stephanie Nyombayire
(Director General of Communication)

Stephanie Nyombayire
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rwanda