100 Notable alumni of
College of William and Mary

The College of William and Mary is 232nd in the world, 102nd in North America, and 99th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from the College of William and Mary sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Thomas Jefferson

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    Thomas Jefferson
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    1743-1826 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    juristpoliticianstatesperson
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    Thomas Jefferson was an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, musician, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the third president of the United States from 1801 to 1809. He had previously served as the second vice president of the United States under John Adams between 1797 and 1801, and as the first United States secretary of state under George Washington between 1790 to 1793. The principal author of the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson was a proponent of democracy, republicanism, and individual rights, motivating American colonists to break from the Kingdom of Great Britain and form a new nation; he produced formative documents and decisions at both the state and national levels.

  2. Glenn Close

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    Glenn Close
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    1947-.. (age 74)
    Occupations
    film actorvoice actorfilm directorscreenwriterstage actor
    Biography

    Glenn Close is an American actress. "Long considered one of the great actresses of our time", she is the recipient of numerous accolades, including three Primetime Emmy Awards, three Tony Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. She has also been nominated eight times for an Academy Award, holding the record for the most nominations in an acting category without a win (tied with Peter O'Toole). With her eighth nomination in 2021, she became one of the five most-nominated actresses in Academy history. In 2016, she was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame, and in 2019, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

  3. James Comey

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    James Comey
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    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    lawyeruniversity teacherpolitician
    Biography

    James Brien Comey Jr. is an American lawyer who was the 7th director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 2013 until his dismissal in May 2017. Comey was a registered Republican for most of his adult life; however, in 2016, he described himself as unaffiliated.

  4. Patton Oswalt

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    Patton Oswalt
    Born in
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    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Enrolled in the College of William and Mary
    In 1991 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in English studies
    Occupations
    actorscreenwriterfilm producerwritertelevision producer
    Biography

    Patton Oswalt is an American stand-up comedian, actor and screenwriter. He starred as Spence Olchin in the sitcom The King of Queens (1998–2007) and guest starred as the Koenigs on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2014–2020). After making his acting debut in the Seinfeld episode "The Couch", he has since appeared in a variety of television shows, such as Kim Possible, Parks and Recreation, Community, Two and a Half Men, Drunk History, Reno 911!, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Archer, Veep, and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. He currently narrates the sitcom The Goldbergs (2013–present) as adult Adam F. Goldberg, plays Principal Ralph Durbin on Peacock's A.P. Bio (2018–present), and plays Marvel supervillain 'M.O.D.O.K' in the Hulu Original series M.O.D.O.K (2021-present).

  5. Jon Stewart

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    Jon Stewart
    Born in
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    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Enrolled in the College of William and Mary
    Studied in 1984
    Occupations
    comedianfilm actortelevision presenterfilm directorscreenwriter
    Biography

    Jon Stewart is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, political commentator, actor, and television host. He hosted The Daily Show, a satirical news program on Comedy Central, from 1999 to 2015.

  6. John Tyler

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    John Tyler
    Born in
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    Years
    1790-1862 (aged 72)
    Enrolled in the College of William and Mary
    Studied in 1807
    Occupations
    politicianstatesperson
    Biography

    John Tyler was the tenth president of the United States, serving from 1841 to 1845 after briefly holding office as the tenth vice president in 1841; he was elected vice president on the 1840 Whig ticket with President William Henry Harrison. Tyler succeeded to the presidency after Harrison's death in April 1841, only a month after the start of the new administration. He was a stalwart supporter and advocate of states' rights, and he adopted nationalistic policies as president only when they did not infringe on the powers of the states. His unexpected rise to the presidency posed a threat to the presidential ambitions of Henry Clay and other politicians, and left Tyler estranged from both major political parties.

  7. James Monroe

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    James Monroe
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    Years
    1758-1831 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    politicianstatesperson
    Biography

    James Monroe was an American statesman, lawyer, diplomat and Founding Father who served as the fifth president of the United States from 1817 to 1825. A member of the Democratic-Republican Party, Monroe was the last president of the Virginia dynasty; his presidency coincided with the Era of Good Feelings. He is perhaps best known for issuing the Monroe Doctrine, a policy of opposing European colonialism in the Americas. He also served as the governor of Virginia, a member of the United States Senate, the U.S. ambassador to France and Britain, the seventh Secretary of State, and the eighth Secretary of War.

  8. Scott Glenn

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    Scott Glenn
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    Years
    1941-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    film actoractorsoldierreportertelevision actor
    Biography

    Theodore Scott Glenn is an American actor. His roles have included Wes Hightower in Urban Cowboy (1980), astronaut Alan Shepard in The Right Stuff (1983), Emmett in Silverado (1985), Commander Bart Mancuso in The Hunt for Red October (1990), Jack Crawford in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), John Adcox in Backdraft (1991), Montgomery Wick in Vertical Limit (2000), Roger in Training Day (2001), Ezra Kramer in The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), Kevin Garvey, Sr., in The Leftovers (2014–2017), and as Stick in both Daredevil (2015–2016) and The Defenders (2017).

  9. Mike Tomlin

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    Mike Tomlin
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    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    coachhead coach
    Biography

    Michael Pettaway Tomlin is an American football coach who is the head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He began his coaching career as a defensive assistant before becoming the Steelers' head coach in 2007. Never compiling a losing record during his 14 seasons with the Steelers, Tomlin has led the team to nine playoff runs, seven division titles, three American Football Conference (AFC) championship games, two Super Bowl appearances, and one title in Super Bowl XLIII. At age 36, he is the youngest head coach to win the Super Bowl.

  10. Michelle Wolf

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    Michelle Wolf
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    comedian
    Biography

    Michelle Wolf is an American comedian, writer, producer, and television host. She worked as a contributor and writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. She spoke as the featured performer at the 2018 White House Correspondents' Dinner. She hosted the Netflix comedy talk show series The Break with Michelle Wolf and performed in the 2019 stand-up comedy special Joke Show.

  11. Matt Gaetz

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    Matt Gaetz
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    Years
    1982-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Matthew Louis Gaetz II is an American lawyer and politician who has served as the U.S. representative for Florida's 1st congressional district since 2017. A Republican, he became one of the foremost congressional allies of President Donald Trump.

  12. Henry Clay

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    Henry Clay
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    Years
    1777-1852 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerdiplomatslaveholder
    Biography

    Henry Clay Sr. was an American attorney and statesman who represented Kentucky in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. He was the seventh House Speaker as well as the ninth Secretary of State, also receiving electoral votes for president in the 1824, 1832, and 1844 presidential elections. He helped found both the National Republican Party and the Whig Party. For his role in defusing sectional crises, he earned the appellation of the "Great Compromiser" and was part of the "Great Triumvirate" of Congressman, alongside fellow Whig Daniel Webster and John C. Calhoun.

  13. Linda Lavin

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    Linda Lavin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    film producersingerstage actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Linda Lavin is an American actress and singer. She is known for playing the title character in the sitcom Alice and she is also known for her stage performances, both on and off-Broadway. After acting as a child, Lavin joined the Compass Players in the late 1950s. She began acting on Broadway in the 1960s, earning notice in It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's Superman in 1966 and receiving her first Tony Award nomination in Last of the Red Hot Lovers in 1970. She moved to Hollywood in 1973 and began to work on television, making recurring appearances on the sitcom Barney Miller before getting the title role on the hit comedy Alice, which ran from 1976 to 1985. She appeared in many telefilms and later she appeared in other TV works. She has also played roles in several feature films. In 1987, she returned to Broadway, starring in Broadway Bound (winning a Tony Award), Gypsy (1990), The Sisters Rosensweig (1993), The Diary of Anne Frank (1997–1998) and The Tale of the Allergist's Wife (2000–2001), among others. In 2010, she appeared as Ruth Steiner in Collected Stories, garnering her fifth Tony nomination. She starred in NBC's short-lived sitcom Sean Saves the World as Lorna and the CBS sitcom 9JKL. She currently has a recurring role on the CBS sitcom B Positive.

  14. Yuri Lowenthal

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    Yuri Lowenthal
    Born in
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    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorvoice actorscreenwriteractor
    Biography

    Yuri Lowenthal is an American voice actor, producer and screenwriter known chiefly for his work in cartoons, anime and video games. Some of his prominent roles in animations and anime include Sasuke Uchiha in Naruto, teenage Ben Tennyson in Ben 10, Jinnosuke in Afro Samurai, Simon in Gurren Lagann and Suzaku Kururugi in Code Geass. In video games, he voices The Prince in Ubisoft's Prince of Persia, Alucard in Castlevania, Hayate/Ein in Dead or Alive, Matt Miller in Saints Row: The Third and Saints Row IV, the protagonist in Persona 3, Joseph Oda in The Evil Within, Yosuke Hanamura in Persona 4, Marth in Fire Emblem, Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Insomniac's Spider-Man and Spider-Man: Miles Morales. He has a production company, Monkey Kingdom Productions, with his wife, Tara Platt, where they have produced several feature films and a live action web series called Shelf Life. He co-authored the book Voice-Over Voice Actor.

  15. John Marshall

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    John Marshall
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    Years
    1755-1835 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    politicianjudgelawyerdiplomatjurist
    Biography

    John Marshall was an American politician and lawyer who served as the fourth Chief Justice of the United States from 1801 to 1835. Marshall remains the longest-serving chief justice and fourth-longest serving justice in Supreme Court history, and he is widely regarded as one of the most influential justices to ever sit on the Supreme Court. Prior to joining the Supreme Court (and for one month simultaneous to his tenure as Chief Justice), Marshall served as the fourth United States Secretary of State under President John Adams.

  16. Dylan Baker

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    Dylan Baker
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    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    television actorstage actorfilm actorfilm directoractor
    Biography

    Dylan Baker is an American character actor. He gained recognition for his roles in the films such as Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), Happiness (1998), Road to Perdition (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007). and on the television series Murder One (1995-1996) and The Good Wife, the latter of which earned him three Primetime Emmy Award nominations.

  17. Robert Gates

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    Robert Gates
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    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    air force officerpolitician
    Biography

    Robert Michael Gates is an American intelligence analyst, and university president who served as the 22nd United States secretary of defense from 2006 to 2011. He was originally appointed by President George W. Bush and was retained for service by President Barack Obama. Gates began his career serving as an officer in the United States Air Force but was quickly recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Gates served for 26 years in the CIA and the National Security Council, and was Director of Central Intelligence under President George H. W. Bush. After leaving the CIA, Gates became president of Texas A&M University and was a member of several corporate boards. Gates served as a member of the Iraq Study Group, the bipartisan commission co-chaired by James A. Baker III and Lee H. Hamilton, that studied the lessons of the Iraq War.

  18. Michele Bachmann

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    Michele Bachmann
    Born in
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    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Enrolled in the College of William and Mary
    In 1988 graduated with Master of Laws
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerautobiographer
    Biography

    Michele Marie Bachmann is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Minnesota's 6th congressional district from 2007 until 2015. A member of the Republican Party, she was a candidate for President of the United States in the 2012 election, but lost the Republican nomination to Mitt Romney.

  19. Ben Domenech

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    Ben Domenech
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    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    journalistbloggerpolitical pundit
    Biography

    Ben Domenech is an American writer, blogger, editor, and television commentator. He is the co-founder and publisher of The Federalist, host of The Federalist Radio Hour, and writes The Transom, a daily subscription newsletter for political insiders. He also co-founded the RedState group blog.

  20. Jacob Frey

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    Jacob Frey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 40)
    Enrolled in the College of William and Mary
    In 2004 graduated with bachelor's degree in government
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jacob Lawrence Frey is the mayor of Minneapolis, Minnesota. A member of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party, he served on the Minneapolis City Council from 2013 until his election as mayor. Elected mayor in 2017, he was sworn in on January 2, 2018.

  21. Charles Esten

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    Charles Esten
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    Years
    1965-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    comediansingerfilm actortelevision actorimproviser
    Biography

    Charles Esten Puskar III, also known professionally as Chip Esten and Charles Esten, is an American actor, musician and comedian.

  22. Winfield Scott

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    Winfield Scott
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1786-1866 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    military officerpolitician
    Biography

    Winfield Scott was an American military commander and political candidate. He served as a general in the United States Army from 1814 to 1861, taking part in the War of 1812, the Mexican–American War, the early stages of the American Civil War and conflicts with Native Americans. Scott was the Whig Party's presidential nominee in the 1852 election, but was defeated by Democrat Franklin Pierce. He was known as Old Fuss and Feathers for his insistence on proper military etiquette, as well as the Grand Old Man of the Army for his many years of service.

  23. Stephanie Szostak

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    Stephanie Szostak
    Born in
    France Flag France
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Stéphanie Szostak is a French actress who started her career in the early 2000s. Szostak is best known for having appeared in the films The Devil Wears Prada, Dinner for Schmucks, Iron Man 3, and R.I.P.D. Szostak starred in the USA Network original drama series Satisfaction and the ABC series A Million Little Things.

  24. Bill Lawrence

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    Bill Lawrence
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    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    screenwritertelevision producertelevision directorfilm directorfilm producer
    Biography

    William Van Duzer Lawrence IV is an American screenwriter, producer, and director. He is the creator of the series Scrubs and co-creator of shows including Cougar Town, Spin City, Ground Floor, Ted Lasso, and the short-lived animated series Clone High, in which he also voiced the leader of the shadowy figures. He has written for many other shows, including The Nanny and Boy Meets World.

  25. Jennifer Psaki

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    Jennifer Psaki
    Born in
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    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    Jennifer Rene Psaki is an American political advisor serving as the 34th and current White House press secretary. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served in the Obama administration as the White House deputy press secretary (2009); the White House deputy communications director (2009–2011); the spokesperson for the United States Department of State (2013–2015); and the White House communications director (2015–2017). Psaki was a political contributor for CNN from 2017 to 2020.

  26. Jill Ellis

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    Jill Ellis
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in the College of William and Mary
    Studied in 1984-1988
    Occupations
    association football playerassociation football manager
    Biography

    Jillian Anne Ellis is an English-American soccer coach and executive who is currently the president of the San Diego NWSL team. Ellis coached the United States women's national soccer team from 2014 to October 2019 and won two FIFA Women's World Cups in 2015 and 2019, making her the second coach to win consecutive World Cups. She stepped away from being USWNT’s head coach in October 2019 and currently serves as an ambassador for the United States Soccer Federation, with her focus being on working with the federation to help raise the number of women in coaching. She has also served as head coach for various college and United States national youth teams over her career.

  27. Todd Howard

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    Todd Howard
    Born in
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    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    video game directorvideo game producercomputer scientistpresentervideo game designer
    Biography

    Todd Andrew Howard is an American video game designer, director, and producer. He serves as director and executive producer at Bethesda Game Studios, where he has led the development of the Fallout and The Elder Scrolls series.

  28. Eric Cantor

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    Eric Cantor
    Born in
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    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Enrolled in the College of William and Mary
    In 1988 graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Eric Ivan Cantor is an American former politician and lawyer who served as the United States Representative for Virginia's 7th congressional district from 2001 to 2014. As a member of the Republican Party, he became House Majority Leader when the 112th Congress convened on January 3, 2011. He previously served as House Minority Whip from 2009 to 2011.

  29. Kyle Soller

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    Kyle Soller
    Born in
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    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorstage actorvoice actor
    Biography

    Kyle Soller is an American film, stage, and television actor. His accolades include one Olivier Award, and three Evening Standard Theatre Awards.

  30. Gary Wright

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    Gary Wright
    Born in
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    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    rock musiciansingersongwriterrecording artist
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    Gary Malcolm Wright is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and composer best known for his 1976 hit songs "Dream Weaver" and "Love Is Alive", and for his role in helping establish the synthesizer as a leading instrument in rock and pop music. Wright's breakthrough album, The Dream Weaver (1975), came after he had spent seven years in London as, alternately, a member of the British heavy rock band Spooky Tooth and a solo artist on A&M Records. While in England, he played keyboards on former Beatle George Harrison's triple album All Things Must Pass (1970), so beginning a friendship that inspired the Indian religious themes and spirituality inherent in Wright's subsequent songwriting. His work since the late 1980s has embraced world music and the new age genre, although none of his post-1976 releases has matched the popularity of The Dream Weaver.

  31. Alexandra Bracken

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    Alexandra Bracken
    Born in
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    Years
    1987-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    writernovelistscience fiction writer
    Biography

    Alexandra Bracken is an American writer, a #1 New York Times bestselling American author, known for The Darkest Minds series and Passenger series.

  32. Rick Gates

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    Rick Gates
    Born in
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    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    political adviserlobbyist
    Biography

    Richard William Gates III is an American former political consultant and lobbyist who pleaded guilty to conspiracy against the United States and making false statements in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 United States elections. He is a longtime business associate of Paul Manafort and served as deputy to Manafort when the latter was campaign manager of the Donald Trump presidential campaign in 2016, and after under Kellyanne Conway.

  33. David M. Brown

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    David M. Brown
    Born in
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    Years
    1956-2003 (aged 47)
    Occupations
    military officerastronautphysiciancircus performer
    Biography

    David McDowell Brown was a United States Navy captain and a NASA astronaut. He died on his first spaceflight, when the Space Shuttle Columbia (STS-107) disintegrated during orbital reentry into the Earth's atmosphere. Brown became an astronaut in 1996 but had not served on a space mission before the Columbia disaster. Brown was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.

  34. Stephanie Murphy

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    Stephanie Murphy
    Born in
    Vietnam Flag Vietnam
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Enrolled in the College of William and Mary
    In 2000 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    faculty memberconsultantpoliticianbusinesspersonemployee
    Biography

    Stephanie Murphy is an American politician from the state of Florida. She is a member of the Democratic Party and a member of the United States House of Representatives from Florida's 7th congressional district, having defeated incumbent John Mica in 2016. The district includes much of downtown and northern Orlando, as well as all of Winter Park, Maitland, Sanford, and Altamonte Springs.

  35. Steven Pruitt

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    Steven Pruitt
    Born in
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    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Enrolled in the College of William and Mary
    In 2006 studied art history
    Occupations
    Wikipedian
    Biography

    Steven Pruitt is an American Wikipedia editor with the highest number of edits made on the English Wikipedia: over four million. He has also created more than 34,000 Wikipedia articles. Pruitt was named as one of the 25 most important influencers on the Internet by Time magazine in 2017.

  36. Edmund Randolph

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    Edmund Randolph
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    1753-1813 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerdiplomatslaveholder
    Biography

    Edmund Jennings Randolph was an American attorney and politician. He was the 7th Governor of Virginia, and, as a delegate from Virginia, he attended the Constitutional Convention and helped to create the national constitution while serving on its Committee of Detail. He was the 1st United States Attorney General and subsequently the 2nd Secretary of State during George Washington's presidency.

  37. Benjamin Harrison V

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    Benjamin Harrison V
    Born in
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    Years
    1726-1791 (aged 65)
    Occupations
    politicianslaveholder
    Biography

    Benjamin Harrison V was an American planter and merchant, and served as a legislator in colonial Virginia, following a precedent of public service established by his namesakes. He became a Founding Father of the United States and also was elected as Virginia's governor (1781–1784).

  38. Peyton Randolph

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    Peyton Randolph
    Born in
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    Years
    1721-1775 (aged 54)
    Occupations
    lawyerfarmerpolitician
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    Peyton Randolph was a planter and public official from the Colony of Virginia. He served as Speaker of the Virginia House of Burgesses, president of Virginia Conventions, and the first and third President of the Continental Congress.

  39. Thomas A. Shannon, Jr

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    Thomas A. Shannon, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Thomas Alfred Shannon Jr. is an American diplomat who served as Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2016 to 2018. In early 2017, Shannon served as acting United States Secretary of State until President Donald Trump's nominee, Rex Tillerson, was confirmed. He was also acting Deputy Secretary of State of the United States until the Senate confirmed President Trump's nominee, John J. Sullivan.

  40. Mary Jo White

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    Mary Jo White
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 74)
    Enrolled in the College of William and Mary
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Mary Jo White is an American attorney who served as the 31st chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from 2013 to 2017. She was the first woman to be the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, serving from 1993 to 2002. On January 24, 2013, President Barack Obama nominated White to replace Elisse B. Walter as Chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. She was confirmed by the Senate on April 8, 2013 and was sworn into office on April 10, 2013. In 2014, she was listed as the 73rd most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.

  41. Dina Titus

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    Dina Titus
    Born in
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    Years
    1950-.. (age 71)
    Enrolled in the College of William and Mary
    In 1970 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianpolitical scientistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Alice Costandina Titus is an American politician who has been the United States Representative for Nevada's 1st congressional district since 2013. She served as U.S. Representative for Nevada's 3rd congressional district from 2009 to 2011, when she was defeated by Joe Heck. Titus is a member of the Democratic Party. She served in the Nevada Senate and was its minority leader from 1993 to 2009. Before her election to Congress, Titus was a professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), where she taught American and Nevada government for 30 years.

  42. John J. Crittenden

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    John J. Crittenden
    Born in
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    Years
    1787-1863 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
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    John Jordan Crittenden was an American statesman and politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky. He represented the state in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and twice served as United States Attorney General in the administrations of William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, and Millard Fillmore. He was also the 17th governor of Kentucky and served in the state legislature. Although frequently mentioned as a potential candidate for the U.S. presidency, he never consented to run for the office.

  43. Steve Chabot

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    Steve Chabot
    Born in
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    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Enrolled in the College of William and Mary
    In 1975 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerteacher
    Biography

    Steven Joseph Chabot is an American politician and lawyer who has been the United States Representative for Ohio's 1st congressional district since 2011. A member of the Republican Party, he previously represented the district from 1995 to 2009.

  44. Marcus Thornton

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    Marcus Thornton
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    Years
    1993-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Marcus Alexander Thornton is an American professional basketball player for Medi Bayreuth of the Basketball Bundesliga. He was drafted by the Boston Celtics with the 45th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft. Thornton completed his collegiate career at the College of William & Mary (W&M) in 2015 and was named the 2014–15 Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year. On February 25, 2015, Thornton surpassed 2,052 career points to overtake Chet Giermak's long-standing school record. Giermak's mark stood for 65 years – the longest-lasting NCAA Division I school record in the nation at the time it was broken.

  45. Lisa Desjardins

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    Lisa Desjardins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Lisa Desjardins is an American political journalist. She is a correspondent at PBS NewsHour and has previously worked for the Associated Press and CNN Radio. As of 2018, she has reported on five U.S. presidential elections.

  46. Bushrod Washington

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    Bushrod Washington
    Born in
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    Years
    1762-1829 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    judge
    Biography

    Bushrod Washington was an attorney and politician who served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1798 to 1829. On the Supreme Court, he was a staunch ally of Chief Justice John Marshall.

  47. Jerry Coyne

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    Jerry Coyne
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    biologistuniversity teacherwritergeneticistecologist
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    Jerry Allen Coyne is an American biologist known for his work on speciation and his commentary on intelligent design. A prolific scientist and author, he has published numerous papers elucidating the theory of evolution. He is currently a professor emeritus at the University of Chicago in the Department of Ecology and Evolution. His concentration is speciation and ecological and evolutionary genetics, particularly as they involve the fruit fly, Drosophila.

  48. Pinball Clemons

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    1965-.. (age 56)
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    Michael Lutrell "Pinball" Clemons OOnt is an American-Canadian sports executive and former running back and return specialist who serves as general manager for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Clemons played with the Argonauts for twelve seasons where he was a two-time All-Star and a three-time Grey Cup Champion, and twice served as their head coach before becoming an administrator, since winning three more Grey Cups. His no. 31 jersey is one of only four that have been retired by the Argonauts. He is one of the most famous former Argos players, and is also one of the most popular professional athletes in the history of Toronto. Clemons has stated that he feels CFL football is the best football in the world. Clemons is 5 ft 6 in (167 cm) tall and weighs 170 pounds (77 kg).

  49. Christina Romer

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    1958-.. (age 63)
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    Christina Duckworth Romer is the Class of 1957 Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and a former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Obama administration. She resigned from her role on the Council of Economic Advisers on September 3, 2010.

  50. Roh Soh-yeong

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    Soh Yeong Roh is a South Korean art museum director. She is the founder and director of Art Center Nabi.

  51. George Wythe

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    1726-1806 (aged 80)
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    George Wythe was the first American law professor, a noted classics scholar, and a Virginia judge. The first of the seven Virginia signatories of the United States Declaration of Independence, Wythe served as one of Virginia's representatives to the Continental Congress and the Philadelphia Convention. Wythe taught and was a mentor to Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, Henry Clay and other men who became American leaders.

  52. Sarah Brady

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    1942-2015 (aged 73)
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    Sarah Jane Brady was a prominent advocate for gun control in the United States. Her husband, James Brady, was press secretary to U.S. president Ronald Reagan and was left permanently disabled as a result of an assassination attempt on Reagan.

  53. James Branch Cabell

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    1879-1958 (aged 79)
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    James Branch Cabell was an American author of fantasy fiction and belles-lettres. Cabell was well-regarded by his contemporaries, including H. L. Mencken, Edmund Wilson, and Sinclair Lewis. His works were considered escapist and fit well in the culture of the 1920s, when they were most popular. For Cabell, veracity was "the one unpardonable sin, not merely against art, but against human welfare."

  54. David D. McKiernan

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    1950-.. (age 71)
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    David D. McKiernan is a retired United States Army four-star general who served in Afghanistan as Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). He served concurrently as Commander, United States Forces – Afghanistan (USFOR-A) from October 6, 2008, to June 15, 2009.

  55. Joseph Ellis

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    1943-.. (age 78)
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    historianwriter
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    Joseph John Ellis is an American historian whose work focuses on the lives and times of the founders of the United States of America. American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson won a National Book Award and Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for History. Both these books were bestsellers.

  56. William C. C. Claiborne

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    1775-1817 (aged 42)
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    politicianlawyerjudge
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    William Charles Cole Claiborne was an American politician, best known as the first non-colonial governor of Louisiana. He also has the distinction of possibly being the youngest member of the United States Congress in U.S. history, although reliable sources differ about his age.

  57. Michael Powell

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    1963-.. (age 58)
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    lawyer
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    Michael Kevin Powell is an American former Republican chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and current president of the trade association the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA). He was appointed to the Federal Communications Commission by President Bill Clinton on November 3, 1997. President George W. Bush designated him chairman of the commission on January 22, 2001. Powell is the son of former Secretary of State Colin Powell and his wife Alma Powell.

  58. Michael Burns

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    1947-.. (age 74)
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    Michael Thornton Burns is an American professor emeritus of history at Mount Holyoke College, as well as a published author and former television and film teen actor.

  59. Beth Comstock

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    1960-.. (age 61)
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    businessperson
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    Elizabeth "Beth" Comstock is an American business executive. She is a former vice chair of General Electric. She operated GE Business Innovations, which developed new businesses, markets and service models; drives brand value and partners to enhance GE's inventive culture. This unit includes GE Lighting, Current, GE Ventures & Licensing and GE sales, marketing and communications.

  60. Michael J. Garcia

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    1961-.. (age 60)
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    lawyerjudgeprosecutor
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    Michael John Garcia is an American lawyer, judge and former government official. Since February 2016, he has served as an Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, that state's highest court. He is a former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (2005–2008). Between his service as United States Attorney and his appointment to the Court of Appeals, Garcia was a partner at the law firm Kirkland & Ellis. He has also served as chairman of El Museo del Barrio.

  61. Sara Schaefer

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    1978-.. (age 43)
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    writerpodcasterstand-up comedian
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    Sara Schaefer is an American stand-up comedian, writer, and author.

  62. David Atlee Phillips

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    1922-1988 (aged 66)
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    journalistspy
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    David Atlee Phillips was a Central Intelligence Agency officer of 25 years and a recipient of the Career Intelligence Medal. Phillips rose to become the CIA's chief of operations for the Western hemisphere. In 1975 he founded the Association of Former Intelligence Officers (AFIO), an alumni association comprising intelligence officers from all services.

  63. John C. Wright

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    1961-.. (age 60)
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    writernovelistlawyerscience fiction writer
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    John C. Wright is an American writer of science fiction and fantasy novels. He was a Nebula Award finalist for his fantasy novel Orphans of Chaos. Publishers Weekly said he "may be this fledgling century's most important new SF talent" when reviewing his debut novel, The Golden Age.

  64. George Tucker

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    1775-1861 (aged 86)
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    politicianeconomistlawyerhistoriannovelist
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    George Tucker was born in Bermuda, and became an American attorney, politician, historian, author, and educator in Virginia. His literary works include The Valley of Shenandoah (1824), the first fiction of colonial life in Virginia, and Voyage to the Moon (1827), which is among the nation's earliest science fiction novels. Tucker also published the first comprehensive biography of Thomas Jefferson in 1837, as well as his History of the United States (1856). Tucker’s authorship, and his work as a teacher, served to redeem an earlier life of unprincipled habits which had brought him some disrepute.

  65. Edmund Ruffin

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    1794-1865 (aged 71)
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    agronomistwritersoldier
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    Edmund Ruffin, III was a wealthy Virginia planter who served in the Virginia Senate from 1823 to 1827. In the last three decades before the American Civil War, his pro-slavery writings received more attention than his agricultural work. Ruffin, a slaveholder, staunchly advocated states' rights and slavery, arguing for secession years before the Civil War, and became a political activist with the so-called Fire-Eaters. Ruffin is given credit for "firing the first shot of the war" at the Battle of Fort Sumter in April 1861 and fought as a Confederate soldier despite his advanced age. When the war ended in Southern defeat in 1865, he committed suicide rather than submit to "Yankee rule."

  66. Chuck Horner

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    1936-.. (age 85)
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    military officer
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    Charles Albert Horner is a retired United States Air Force four-star general. He was born in Davenport, Iowa and attended the University of Iowa, as part of the Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps program. On June 13, 1958, Horner was commissioned into the Air Force Reserve. During the Vietnam War, he flew in combat as a Wild Weasel pilot and received the Silver Star. During Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, he commanded the American aerial forces, as well as those of the American allies. During the Desert Shield phase of the conflict, Horner briefly served as Commander-in-Chief — Forward of United States Central Command; while General Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr. was still in the United States. He currently serves on the board of directors for the United States Institute of Peace.

  67. Thomas Lee

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    1690-1750 (aged 60)
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    politicianslaveholder
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    Col. Thomas Lee was a leading political figure in colonial Virginia. He was a member of the Lee family, a political dynasty which included many figures from the colonial era until the late twentieth century. Lee became involved in politics in 1710 and became the resident manager of the Northern Neck Proprietary for Lady Catherine Fairfax. After his father died, Lee inherited land in Northumberland and Charles County. Lee later acquired vast holdings in what are now Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Prince William, and Loudoun Counties. These properties were developed as tobacco plantations.

  68. Kelly Choi

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    1976-.. (age 45)
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    television presentermodeljournalist
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    Kelly Choi is a Korean-American, Emmy-nominated television personality on NYC Media, the official broadcast service of the City of New York. A former host of Bravo TV's Top Chef spin-off, Top Chef Masters, she has also been presenter of the documentary series Secrets of New York.

  69. Thomas Mann Randolph

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    1768-1828 (aged 60)
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    politicianslaveholder
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    Thomas Mann Randolph Jr. was an American planter, soldier, and politician from Virginia. He served as a member of both houses of the Virginia General Assembly, a representative in the United States Congress, and as the 21st governor of Virginia, from 1819–1822. He married Martha Jefferson, the oldest daughter of Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States. They had eleven children who survived childhood. As an adult, Randolph developed alcoholism, and he and his wife separated for some time before his death.

  70. Ashley Miller

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    1971-.. (age 50)
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    screenwriterfilm producer
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    Ashley Edward Miller is an American screenwriter and producer best known for his work on the television series Andromeda, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, and Fringe. He also worked on the films Thor and X-Men: First Class.

  71. William Short

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    1759-1849 (aged 90)
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    diplomat
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    William Short was an American diplomat during the early years of the United States. He served as Thomas Jefferson's private secretary when the latter was a peace commissioner in France, and remained in Europe to take on several other diplomatic posts. Jefferson, later the third President of the United States, was a lifelong mentor and friend. In a 1789 letter, Jefferson referred to Short as his "adoptive son."

  72. Nell Zink

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    1964-.. (age 57)
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    writer
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    Nell Zink is an American writer living in Germany. After being a long term penpal of Avner Shats, she came to prominence in her fifties with the help of Jonathan Franzen and her novel, Mislaid, was longlisted for the National Book Award. The Wallcreeper was released in the United States by the independent press Dorothy and named one of 100 notable books of 2014 by The New York Times. Zink then released Nicotine, Private Novelist and Doxology, all published by Ecco Press.

  73. William Barton Rogers

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    1804-1882 (aged 78)
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    physicistuniversity teachergeologistpresidentorganizational founder
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    William Barton Rogers was an American geologist, physicist, and educator at William & Mary from 1828 to 1835 and the University of Virginia from 1835 to 1853. In 1861, Rogers founded the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The university opened in 1865 after the American Civil War. Because of his affiliation with Virginia, Mount Rogers, the highest peak in the state, is named after him.

  74. Jill Holtzman Vogel

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    1970-.. (age 51)
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    lawyerpolitician
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    Jill Kendrick Vogel is an American politician and attorney serving as the Virginia State Senator from the 27th district since 2008. A Republican, her district is located in exurban and rural parts of Northern Virginia, and it includes all of Clarke, Fauquier, and Frederick counties, Winchester city, as well as pieces of Culpeper, Loudoun, and Stafford counties.

  75. Curtis Pride

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    1968-.. (age 53)
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    baseball playerassociation football player
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    Curtis John Pride is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who is deaf. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. In 2015, Pride was named MLB's Ambassador For Inclusion. Since 2009 Pride has served as the head baseball coach at Gallaudet University.

  76. Richard J. Sullivan

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    1964-.. (age 57)
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    lawyerjudge
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    Richard Joseph Sullivan is an American lawyer who serves as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He was formerly a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York from 2007 to 2018.

  77. Carter Braxton

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    1736-1797 (aged 61)
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    Carter Braxton was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence, as well as a merchant, planter, and Virginia politician. A grandson of Robert "King" Carter, one of the wealthiest and most powerful landowners and slaveholders in the Old Dominion, Carter Braxton was active in Virginia's legislature for more than 25 years, generally allied with Landon Carter, Benjamin Harrison V, Edmund Pendleton and other conservative planters.

  78. John Breckinridge

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    1760-1806 (aged 46)
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    John Breckinridge was a lawyer, slave-owning planter, soldier and politician in the U.S. states of Virginia and Kentucky. He served several terms each in the state legislatures of Virginia and Kentucky before legislators elected him to the U.S. Senate. He also served as United States Attorney General during the second term of President Thomas Jefferson. He is the progenitor of Kentucky's Breckinridge political family and the namesake of Breckinridge County, Kentucky.

  79. Ivan Fears

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    1954-.. (age 67)
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    American football player
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    Ivan Fears is an American football coach who is the current running backs coach for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL).

  80. William Wyatt Bibb

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    1781-1820 (aged 39)
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    William Wyatt Bibb was a United States Senator from Georgia and the first Governor of the U.S. state of Alabama. Bibb County, Alabama, and Bibb County, Georgia, are named for him.

  81. Weijia Jiang

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    1983-.. (age 38)
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    reporter
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    Weijia Jiang is an American television journalist and reporter. Since July 2018, she has served as the senior White House Correspondent for CBS News. Jiang's tense interactions with President Donald Trump at press briefings received global attention and coverage.

  82. John Blair Jr

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    1732-1800 (aged 68)
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    John Blair Jr. was an American politician, Founding Father and jurist.

  83. William B. Taliaferro

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    1822-1898 (aged 76)
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    lawyerpoliticianjudge
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    William Booth Taliaferro, was a United States Army officer, a lawyer, legislator, Confederate general in the American Civil War, and Grand Master of Masons in Virginia.

  84. Ellen R. Stofan

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    1961-.. (age 60)
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    astronomergeologistearth scientistresearcher
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    Ellen Renee Stofan is the John and Adrienne Mars Director of the National Air and Space Museum. She is the first female Director of the museum, and began her tenure in April, 2018.

  85. Joe J. Plumeri

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    1943-.. (age 78)
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    baseball playerbusinessperson
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    Joseph J. Plumeri II is vice chairman of the First Data Board of Directors. He was the chairman and CEO of Willis Group Holdings (Willis), a New York Stock Exchange-listed insurance broker, until July 2013. The company has 17,000 employees in 400 offices, located in 120 countries. As of June 2010, Willis had the third-highest insurance brokerage revenues in the world.

  86. Carolyn Martin

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    1951-.. (age 70)
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    academic
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    Carolyn Arthur "Biddy" Martin is an American academic, author, and the current President of Amherst College, in Amherst, Massachusetts.

  87. Robert Carter III

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    1728-1804 (aged 76)
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    politicianslaveholderplantation owner
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    Robert "Councillor" Carter III was a planter from the Northern Neck of Virginia, United States, who for two decades sat on the Virginia Governor's Council. After the American Revolutionary War, and influenced by Baptist, Quaker and Swedenborgian faith, Carter began what became the largest manumission and release of enslaved African Americans in North America 74 years prior to the start of the American Civil War. By a deed of gift filed with Northumberland County on September 5, 1791, and related documents filed in Westmoreland County in subsequent years, Carter began manumitting 500 slaves from his plantations in his lifetime. He also settled many of them on land he gave them.

  88. Richard Bland

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    1710-1776 (aged 66)
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    politicianslaveholder
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    Richard Bland, sometimes referred to as Richard Bland II or Richard Bland of Jordan's Point, was an American planter and statesman from Virginia and a cousin of Thomas Jefferson. He served for many terms in the House of Burgesses, and was a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1774 and 1775.

  89. Jonathan Jarvis

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    1953-.. (age 68)
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    civil servant
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    Jonathan B. Jarvis served as the 18th Director of the United States National Park Service, confirmed by the United States Senate on September 25, 2009, and serving until his retirement on January 3, 2017.

  90. Philip Pendleton Barbour

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    1783-1841 (aged 58)
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    Philip Pendleton Barbour was the tenth Speaker of the United States House of Representatives and an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. He is the only individual to serve in both positions.

  91. Benjamin Harrison IV

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    1700-1745 (aged 45)
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    slaveholder
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    Benjamin Harrison IV was an American Virginia planter, politician, and Member of the Virginia House of Burgesses. He was the son of Benjamin Harrison III and the father of Benjamin Harrison V, who was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the fifth governor of Virginia. Harrison built the homestead of Berkeley Plantation, which is believed to be the oldest three-story brick mansion in Virginia and is the ancestral home to two presidents: his grandson William Henry Harrison, and his great-great-grandson Benjamin Harrison. The Harrison family and the Carter family were both powerful families in Virginia, and they were united when Harrison married Anne Carter, the daughter of Robert "King" Carter. His family also forged ties to the Randolph family, as four of his children married four grandchildren of William Randolph I.

  92. John Tyler

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    1747-1813 (aged 66)
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    lawyerjudgepolitician
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    John Tyler Sr. was a Virginia planter, slave owner, 15th Governor of Virginia, United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Virginia and the father of President John Tyler.

  93. Richard Coke

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    1829-1897 (aged 68)
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    politicianlawyerjudgefarmer
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    Richard Coke was an American lawyer, farmer, and statesman from Waco, Texas. He was the 15th governor of Texas from 1874 to 1876 and was a US Senator from 1877 to 1895. His uncle was US Representative Richard Coke, Jr.

  94. David N. Kelley

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    1959-.. (age 62)
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    David N. Kelley is an American attorney and a former interim United States Attorney and Deputy U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (SDNY). He was also a co-chair of the United States Justice Department’s nationwide investigation into the September 11 attacks.

  95. Andrew Stevenson

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    1784-1857 (aged 73)
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    politiciandiplomat
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    Andrew Stevenson was a Democratic politician in the United States. He served in the United States House of Representatives representing Virginia, as Speaker of the House, and as Minister to the United Kingdom.

  96. Cece Bell

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    1970-.. (age 51)
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    comics artistchildren's writerwriter
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    Cecelia Carolina Bell is an American author and illustrator born in Richmond, Virginia. She attended College of William and Mary as an art major and went on to get a graduate degree in illustration and design at Kent State University. She became a freelance illustrator and designer for an array of projects before beginning her career as a full time author illustrator. Bell is married to children's author Tom Angleberger. She won the Newbery Medal Honor and Eisner Award for her book El Deafo.

  97. John Taylor of Caroline

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    1753-1824 (aged 71)
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    politicianlawyer
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    John Taylor, usually called John Taylor of Caroline, was a politician and writer. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates (1779–81, 1783–85, 1796–1800) and in the United States Senate (1792–94, 1803, 1822–24). He wrote several books on politics and agriculture. He was a Jeffersonian Republican and his works provided inspiration to the later states' rights and libertarian movements. Sheldon and Hill (2008) locate Taylor at the intersection of republicanism and classical liberalism. They see his position as a "combination of a concern with Lockean natural rights, freedom, and limited government along with a classical interest in strong citizen participation in rule to prevent concentrated power and wealth, political corruption, and financial manipulation" (p. 224).

  98. Tom Angleberger

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    20th Century
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    writerchildren's writer
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    Tom Angleberger is an American children's writer, best known for the Origami Yoda series. As of March 2013, more than 3.3 million copies of his books had been sold worldwide. Angleberger lives in Virginia with his wife, Cece Bell, who is also a children's author.

  99. Robert Smith Walker

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    1942-.. (age 79)
    Enrolled in the College of William and Mary
    Studied in 1960-1961
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    politicianteacherassistant
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    Robert Smith Walker is a former American politician who represented Pennsylvania in the United States House of Representatives as a Republican from 1977 until his retirement in 1997. He was known for his fiery rhetoric and knowledge of parliamentary procedure.

  100. St. George Tucker

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    1752-1827 (aged 75)
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    lawyerjudge
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    St. George Tucker, born in Bermuda, was a lawyer and, after the American Revolution, a professor of law at the College of William & Mary. He notably increased the requirements for a law degree at the college, as he believed lawyers needed deep educations. He served as a judge of the General Court of Virginia and later on the Court of Appeals.