Williams College Notable Alumni

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.

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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 1 Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: American composer
Birthdate: March 22, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New York City
Died: November 26, 2021

 2 Elia Kazan

Elia Kazan
4
Famous As: Director
Birthdate: September 7, 1909
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Fener, Turkey
Died: September 28, 2003

 3 James A. Garfield

James A. Garfield
12
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 20th President of the United States (1881)
Birthdate: November 19, 1831
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Moreland Hills, Ohio, United States
Died: September 19, 1881

 4 Erin Burnett

Erin Burnett
4
Famous As: News anchor
Birthdate: July 2, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mardela Springs, Maryland, United States

 5 John Frankenheimer

John Frankenheimer
1
Famous As: Director
Birthdate: February 19, 1930
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Died: July 6, 2002
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 6 George Steinbrenner

George Steinbrenner
1
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessperson
Birthdate: July 4, 1930
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Rocky River
Died: July 13, 2010
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 7 Dominick Dunne

Dominick Dunne
0
Famous As: Author
Birthdate: October 29, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: August 26, 2009
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 8 Max Gail

Max Gail
3
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 5, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 9 Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran

Reza Pahlavi, Crown Prince of Iran
10
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Founder and leader of the self-styled National Council of Iran
Birthdate: October 31, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

 10 Steve Case

Steve Case
0
Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: August 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Honolulu

 11 Adam Schlesinger

Adam Schlesinger
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 31, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: April 1, 2020

 12 Edgar Bronfman Sr.

Edgar Bronfman Sr.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: June 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montreal, Canada
Died: December 21, 2013

 13 William Windom

William Windom
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 28, 1923
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, United States
Died: August 16, 2012

 14 Wang Leehom

Wang Leehom
3
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Rochester, New York, U.S.
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 15 Goh Chok Tong

Goh Chok Tong
2
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 20, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Singapore

 16 Lina Khan

Lina Khan
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Chair of the Federal Trade Commission, Lawyer
Birthdate: March 3, 1989
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England

 17 G. Stanley Hall

G. Stanley Hall
0
Famous As: Psychologist, Science writer
Birthdate: February 1, 1844
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Massachusetts
Died: April 24, 1924

 18 Jon Lovett

Jon Lovett
3
Famous As: Podcaster
Birthdate: August 17, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Woodbury, New York, United States

 19 Walker Evans

Walker Evans
1
Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer and Photojournalist best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) documenting the effects of the Great Depression
Birthdate: November 3, 1903
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: April 10, 1975

 20 John Sayles

John Sayles
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: September 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, U.S.
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 21 Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States

 22 Richard Helms

Richard Helms
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Government official
Birthdate: March 30, 1913
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: nowrap St. Davids, Pennsylvania St. Davids, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: October 22, 2002

 23 Crispin Freeman

Crispin Freeman
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Famous As: Voice actor, Actor, Television actor, Screenwriter
Birthdate: February 9, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Chicago
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 24 Frederick Wiseman

Frederick Wiseman
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Famous As: Filmmaker
Birthdate: January 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

 25 Jesse Winchester

Jesse Winchester
0
Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: May 17, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bossier City, Louisiana, U.S.
Died: April 11, 2014

 26 Joseph Medill Patterson Albright

Joseph Medill Patterson Albright
0
Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: 1937 AD
Birthplace: United States

 27 Max Eastman

Max Eastman
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: January 4, 1883
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Canandaigua, New York, United States
Died: March 25, 1969

 28 Walter Kaufmann

Walter Kaufmann
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: July 1, 1921
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Died: September 4, 1980

 29 Stacy Schiff

Stacy Schiff
0
Famous As: Historian, Author, Journalist, Writer, Biographer
Birthdate: October 26, 1961
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Massachusetts

 30 William Bennett

William Bennett
3
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 31, 1943
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 31 Stephen Johnson Field

Stephen Johnson Field
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Judge
Birthdate: November 4, 1816
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Haddam, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 9, 1899

 32 James MacGregor Burns

James MacGregor Burns
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Famous As: Historian, Non-fiction writer, University teacher
Birthdate: August 3, 1918
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Boston
Died: July 15, 2014

 33 Sanford Ballard Dole

Sanford Ballard Dole
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: April 23, 1844
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii
Died: June 9, 1926

 34 Eugene Field

Eugene Field
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 2, 1850
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Died: November 4, 1895

 35 Robert F. Engle

Robert F. Engle
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Famous As: Economist, Statistician, University teacher
Birthdate: November 10, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Syracuse

 36 Telford Taylor

Telford Taylor
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: February 24, 1908
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States
Died: May 23, 1998

 37 Charles White Whittlesey

Charles White Whittlesey
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: United States Army Medal of Honor recipient who led the "Lost Battalion" in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive during World War I
Birthdate: January 20, 1884
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Florence, Wisconsin, United States
Died: November 26, 1921

 38 Curtis T. McMullen

Curtis T. McMullen
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician
Birthdate: May 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States

 39 Charles Brackett

Charles Brackett
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Famous As: Novelist, Screenwriter
Birthdate: November 26, 1892
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
Died: March 9, 1969

 40 John Howard Lawson

John Howard Lawson
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 25, 1894
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 11, 1977

 41 Herbert Stein

Herbert Stein
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: August 27, 1916
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: September 8, 1999

 42 Samuel C. Armstrong

Samuel C. Armstrong
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: January 30, 1839
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Maui, Hawaii, United States
Died: May 11, 1893

 43 John Toland

John Toland
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: June 29, 1912
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
Died: January 4, 2004

 44 Edward W. Morley

Edward W. Morley
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Scientist
Birthdate: January 29, 1838
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Died: February 24, 1923

 45 William Lowndes Yancey

William Lowndes Yancey
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: August 10, 1814
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Warren, Georgia, United States
Died: July 27, 1863

 46 Ralph Eugene Meatyard

Ralph Eugene Meatyard
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Listed In: Photographers
Famous As: Photographer
Birthdate: May 15, 1925
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Normal, Illinois, United States
Died: May 7, 1972

 47 Washington Gladden

Washington Gladden
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Pastor
Birthdate: February 11, 1836
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 2, 1918

 48 Sterling Brown

Sterling Brown
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: May 1, 1901
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: January 13, 1989

 49 William Dwight Whitney

William Dwight Whitney
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Famous As: Linguist
Birthdate: February 9, 1827
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
Died: June 7, 1894

 50 Lewis Morris Rutherfurd

Lewis Morris Rutherfurd
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Astrophysicist
Birthdate: November 25, 1816
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Morrisania, New York, United States
Died: May 30, 1892
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.