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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.
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Sally Ride
(The First American Woman and The Third Woman in Space)
Sally Ride
17
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
(American Quaker, Feminist, Suffragist, and Women's Rights Activist)
Alice Paul
6
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 11, 1885
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey, United States
Died: July 9, 1977
 3 
Susan Oliver
(American Actress and Aviator)
Susan Oliver
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 13, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: May 10, 1990
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 4 
Michael Dukakis
(65th and 67th Governor of Massachusetts (1975 - 1979, 1983 - 1991))
Michael Dukakis
9
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 3, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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James A. Michener
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 3, 1907
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Doylestown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 16, 1997
 6 
Jonathan Franzen
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 17, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
 7 
Kurt Eichenwald
(Journalist)
Kurt Eichenwald
0
Birthdate: June 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, U.S.
 8 
Stephen Lang
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Birthdate: July 11, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 9 
Chris Van Hollen
(Politician)
Chris Van Hollen
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Karachi Karachi, Pakistan
 10 
Ted Nelson
(American Pioneer of Information Technology, Philosopher, and Sociologist)
Ted Nelson
0
Birthdate: June 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
 11 
David Gale
(Mathematician, Economist)
David Gale
0
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
0
Birthdate: November 28, 1936
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York City
 13 
Christiana Figueres
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
 14 
David Lewis
(Philosopher)
David Lewis
2
Birthdate: September 28, 1941
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oberlin, Ohio, United States
Died: October 14, 2001
 15 
Robert D. Putnam
(Political Scientist)
Robert D. Putnam
2
Birthdate: January 9, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, United States
 16 
A. Mitchell Palmer
(50th United States Attorney General)
A. Mitchell Palmer
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 4, 1872
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: White Haven, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: May 11, 1936
 17 
Joseph Altuzarra
(Fashion designer)
Joseph Altuzarra
0
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: 1983 AD
Birthplace: Paris, France
 18 
Andre Gunder Frank
(Sociologist, economic historian known for contributions to world-systems theory)
Andre Gunder Frank
0
Birthdate: February 24, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: April 23, 2005
 19 
Kevin Hassett
(Economist)
Kevin Hassett
1
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
 21 
John C. Mather
(Astrophysicist)
John C. Mather
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: August 7, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Roanoke, Virginia, United States
 22 
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
 23 
Malcolm Wilde Browne
1
Birthdate: April 17, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 27, 2012
 24 
Diane di Prima
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 6, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
 25 
Gerard K. O'Neill
(American Physicist and Space Activist Known for Inventing the 'Particle Storage Ring')
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 
Howard Martin Temin
(American Geneticist, Virologist and Winner of the 1975 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Howard Martin Temin
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: December 10, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 9, 1994
 27 
Edward C. Prescott
(Economist, University teacher)
Edward C. Prescott
0
Birthdate: December 26, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glens Falls
 28 
Clark Kerr
(Professor)
Clark Kerr
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 17, 1911
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Stony Creek, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: December 1, 2003
 29 
Jed S. Rakoff
(Lawyer, Judge)
Jed S. Rakoff
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 1, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Philadelphia
 30 
Christina H. Paxson
1
Birthdate: February 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: United States
 31 
Kenneth Turan
(Journalist)
Kenneth Turan
0
Birthdate: October 27, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn
 32 
Lee MacPhail
(Baseball executive)
Lee MacPhail
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: October 25, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Died: November 8, 2012
 33 
Christian Anfinsen
(Biochemist)
Christian Anfinsen
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Monessen, Pennsylvania
Died: May 14, 1995
 34 
Ben Brantley
(Journalist)
Ben Brantley
0
Birthdate: October 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Durham
 35 
Anand Yang
(Professor of South Asia Studies and History at the University of Washington)
Anand Yang
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthplace: Shantiniketan, India
 36 
Iqbal Quadir
(Founder of Grameenphone)
Iqbal Quadir
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jessore District
 37 
Helen Magill White
(Instructor)
Helen Magill White
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 28, 1853
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Died: October 28, 1944
 38 
Elizabeth Janeway
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 7, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 15, 2005
Frances Wilson Grayson
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1892 AD
Birthplace: Cherokee Village, Arkansas, United States
Died: December 23, 1927
 40 
Molly Yard
(Chinese-Born American Feminist and Activist Who Led the National Organization for Women)
Molly Yard
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: July 6, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Shanghai, China
Died: September 21, 2005
 41 
Herbert Weir Smyth
(Philologist, Educator)
Herbert Weir Smyth
0
Birthdate: August 8, 1857
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Died: July 16, 1937
 42 
John Diebold
(Businessman)
John Diebold
0
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
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 24, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Salisbury, Maryland, United States
Died: August 6, 2014
 44 
Stephanie Nyombayire
(Director General of Communication)
Stephanie Nyombayire
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rwanda