Discover the notable alumni of Williams College. The list includes people like James A. Garfield, Madeleine Albright, Stephen Sondheim, Elia Kazan & Max Gail. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as film & theater personalities, media personalities, intellectuals & academics, miscellaneous and writers etc.
James A. GarfieldJames A. Garfield
19 November 1831, American
President of the U.S.A
Madeleine AlbrightMadeleine Albright
15 May 1937, American
Politician & Diplomat

Stephen SondheimStephen Sondheim
22 March 1930, American
American composer

Elia KazanElia Kazan
07 September 1909, Greek, Turkish, American
Director, Actor, Producer

Max GailMax Gail
05 April 1943, American
Actor

Steve CaseSteve Case
21 August 1958, American
Entrepreneur
Amy Hoover SandersAmy Hoover Sanders
 , American
Beto O’Rourke’s Wife

John JayJohn Jay
11 December 1915, American
Filmmaker

Adam SchlesingerAdam Schlesinger
31 October 1967, American
Musician
Goh Chok TongGoh Chok Tong
20 May 1941, Singaporean
Politician

George SteinbrennerGeorge Steinbrenner
04 July 1930, American
Businessperson
Crispin FreemanCrispin Freeman
09 February 1972, American
Voice actor, Actor, Television actor, Screenwriter

John FrankenheimerJohn Frankenheimer
19 February 1930, American
Director

Chris MurphyChris Murphy
03 August 1973, American
Politician

John SaylesJohn Sayles
28 September 1950, American
Film director

Wang LeehomWang Leehom
17 May 1976, Chinese, American
Singer-songwriter
Richard HelmsRichard Helms
30 March 1913, American
Government official

William BennettWilliam Bennett
31 July 1943, American
Politician

Edgar Bronfman Sr.Edgar Bronfman Sr.
20 June 1929, Canadian, American
Businessman

Jesse WinchesterJesse Winchester
17 May 1944, American
Songwriter
Joseph Medill Patterson AlbrightJoseph Medill Patterson Albright
1937 AD, American
Businessman

Frederick WisemanFrederick Wiseman
01 January 1930, American
Filmmaker
G. Stanley HallG. Stanley Hall
01 February 1844, American
Psychologist, Science writer

Walker EvansWalker Evans
03 November 1903, American
Photographer, Photojournalist, Journalist

Max EastmanMax Eastman
04 January 1883, American
Novelist
Stephen Johnson FieldStephen Johnson Field
04 November 1816, American
Judge

James MacGregor BurnsJames MacGregor Burns
03 August 1918, American
Historian, Non-fiction writer, University teacher
Herbert SteinHerbert Stein
27 August 1916, American
Economist

Stacy SchiffStacy Schiff
26 October 1961, American
Historian, Author, Journalist, Writer, Biographer

John Howard LawsonJohn Howard Lawson
25 September 1894, American
Writer
Eugene FieldEugene Field
02 September 1850, American
Writer

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Telford TaylorTelford Taylor
24 February 1908, American
Lawyer
Curtis T. McMullenCurtis T. McMullen
21 May 1958, American
Mathematician

William Lowndes YanceyWilliam Lowndes Yancey
10 August 1814, American
Journalist

Robert F. EngleRobert F. Engle
10 November 1942, American
Economist, Statistician, University teacher

Samuel C. ArmstrongSamuel C. Armstrong
30 January 1839, American
Soldier
William WindomWilliam Windom
28 September 1923, American
Actor
Charles White WhittleseyCharles White Whittlesey
20 January 1884, American
Lawyer, Military personnel

Joseph McElroyJoseph McElroy
21 August 1930, American
Novelist

Edward W. MorleyEdward W. Morley
29 January 1838, American
Scientist

William Dwight WhitneyWilliam Dwight Whitney
09 February 1827, American
Linguist
Washington GladdenWashington Gladden
11 February 1836, American
Pastor

Ralph Eugene MeatyardRalph Eugene Meatyard
15 May 1925, American
Photographer

Lewis Morris RutherfurdLewis Morris Rutherfurd
25 November 1816, American
Astrophysicist

Richard A. BallingerRichard A. Ballinger
09 July 1858, American
Mayor

Sterling BrownSterling Brown
01 May 1901, American
Professor
George Washington HillGeorge Washington Hill
22 October 1884, American
President

David Ames WellsDavid Ames Wells
17 June 1828, American
Engineer
Robert Grant AitkenRobert Grant Aitken
31 December 1864, American
Astronomer

Bliss PerryBliss Perry
25 November 1860, American
Literary Critic

Augustus ThomasAugustus Thomas
08 January 1857, American
Playwright
William Keith BrooksWilliam Keith Brooks
25 March 1848, American
Zoologist

Sanford Ballard DoleSanford Ballard Dole
23 April 1844, American
Lawyer
William RichardsWilliam Richards
22 August 1793, American
Missionary

Barton ChildsBarton Childs
29 February 1916, American
Pediatric

Joseph Close HarschJoseph Close Harsch
25 May 1905, American
American journalist

One of the most talked about private liberal arts college, the ‘Williams College’ has been a dream educational destination for most of the youth of our country. As per the prestigious, ‘U.S. News & World Report’ the ‘Williams College’ has bagged the number one place as the liberal for 14 straight years. Even the Forbes magazine has the ranked this outstanding institution as the second best undergraduate college. This institution was initially an ‘only men’s’ college however eventually it was turned into a co-ed educational system and has remained since ever since 1970. As per reliable sources, in 2015, the acceptance rate of this university was about 16.8%. Founded in 1793, this institution has only been growing ever since then. Most of the notable alumni of this university are out there to prove their worth in the world. They are not only making the institution proud but also making sure that they build an un-tarnishable image for themselves. Some of the famous notable alumni for this institution are, the 20th U.S president, ‘James A. Garfield’ or the rich Entrepreneur Steve Case or for that matter the exceptional director, Elia Kazan. These alumnus have taken it upon themselves to set high standards of excellence for the future generation. They are sure examples of determination, hard-work and grit.