100 Notable alumni of
Middlebury College

Middlebury College is 354th in the world, 152nd in North America, and 143rd in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Middlebury College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff. 1 individual affiliated with Middlebury College won Nobel Prizes in Literature.

  1. James Cromwell

    James Cromwell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorcharacter actorstage actorvoice actor
    Biography

    James Oliver Cromwell is an American actor and activist. Some of his best-known films include Babe (1995), Star Trek: First Contact (1996), L.A. Confidential (1997), The Green Mile (1999), Space Cowboys (2000), Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002), The Queen (2006), Spider-Man 3 (2007), W. (2008), Secretariat (2010), The Artist (2011), Still Mine (2012), Big Hero 6 (2014), and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018). Cromwell is also best known for his performances in television such as Angels in America (2003), Six Feet Under (2003–2005), American Horror Story: Asylum (2012–2013), Boardwalk Empire (2012–2013), Halt and Catch Fire (2015), The Young Pope (2016), Succession (2018–2019), and Counterpart (2018–2019).

  2. Jason Mantzoukas

    Jason Mantzoukas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    comediantelevision actorpodcasterscreenwriterfilm actor
    Biography

    Jason Mantzoukas is an American character actor, comedian, writer, and podcaster. He is best known for his recurring role as Rafi in the FX comedy series The League, and as one of the three co-hosts of the podcast How Did This Get Made? alongside Paul Scheer and June Diane Raphael. Mantzoukas has also appeared in the films The Dictator, Sleeping with Other People, They Came Together, Conception, and John Wick: Chapter 3. He has had recurring roles on three TV shows created by Michael Schur: Parks and Recreation (as Dennis Feinstein); Brooklyn Nine-Nine (as Adrian Pimento); and The Good Place (as Derek Hostedtler). He also voices the characters Jay Bilzerian in the Netflix animated series Big Mouth, Alex Dorpenberger in the HBO Max animated series Close Enough, and Rex Splode in the Amazon Prime animated action series Invincible. He is known for often playing "crazy, funny weirdos".

  3. Amanda Plummer

    Amanda Plummer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    stage actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Amanda Michael Plummer is an American actress. She is known for her work on stage and for her roles in such films as Joe Versus the Volcano (1990), The Fisher King (1991), Pulp Fiction (1994), and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013). Plummer won a Tony Award in 1982 for her performance in Agnes of God.

  4. Kristen Connolly

    Kristen Connolly
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    actorfilm producertennis playertelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Kristen Nora Connolly is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Dana in the 2011 film The Cabin in the Woods, Christina Gallagher on the Netflix series House of Cards and Jamie Campbell on the CBS series Zoo.

  5. Jake Weber

    Jake Weber
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    actorstage actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Jake T. Weber is an English actor, known in film for his role as Michael in Dawn of the Dead and for his role as Drew in Meet Joe Black. In television, he is known for playing Joe DuBois, husband of psychic Allison DuBois, in the long running drama series Medium.

  6. Cassidy Freeman

    Cassidy Freeman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actoractorsingermusician
    Biography

    Cassidy Freeman is an American actress and musician. She is known for her roles as Tess Mercer in The CW's superhero drama Smallville and Cady Longmire in A&E's modern western Longmire.

  7. Roscoe Lee Browne

    Roscoe Lee Browne
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1922-2007 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    television actorstage actorfilm actorvoice actor
    Biography

    Roscoe Lee Browne was an American character actor and director known for his rich voice and dignified bearing. He resisted playing stereotypically black roles, instead performing in several productions with New York City's Shakespeare Festival Theater, Leland Hayward's satirical NBC series That Was the Week That Was, and a poetry performance tour of the United States in addition to his work in television and film. He is best known for his role as Saunders in Soap (1977-1981).

  8. John Deere

    John Deere
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1804-1886 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    inventorbusinesspersonpolitician
    Biography

    John Deere was an American blacksmith and manufacturer who founded Deere & Company, one of the largest and leading agricultural and construction equipment manufacturers in the world. Born in Rutland, Vermont, Deere moved to Illinois and invented the first commercially successful steel plow in 1837.

  9. Bradford Bishop

    Bradford Bishop
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    diplomatfugitive
    Biography

    William Bradford Bishop Jr. is a former United States Foreign Service officer who has been a fugitive from justice since allegedly killing his wife, mother, and three sons in 1976. On April 10, 2014, the FBI placed him on the list of its Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. On June 27, 2018, Bishop, who would have been 81 years old, was removed from the list, making room, the FBI said, for a "dangerous fugitive". However, he is still being actively pursued by the FBI.

  10. Ari Fleischer

    Ari Fleischer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Lawrence Ari Fleischer is an American media consultant and political aide who served as the 23rd White House Press Secretary, for President George W. Bush, from January 2001 to July 2003.

  11. Jimmy Wong

    Jimmy Wong
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    actorsingerYouTubertelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    James Franklin Wong is an American actor and musician. He is best known for his 2011 music video, "Ching Chong: Asians in the Library Song" and for his role as Ted in the web series Video Game High School. In 2017, he and YouTuber Meghan Camarena co-hosted the video game themed variety show Polaris Primetime, which was created as part of Disney's "D|XP" programming block on Disney XD.

  12. John Perkins

    John Perkins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    economistwriter
    Biography

    John Perkins is an American author. His best known book is Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2004), in which Perkins claims to have played a role in an alleged process of economic colonization of Third World countries on behalf of what he portrays as a cabal of corporations, banks, and the United States government. The book's claims were met with skepticism and rebuttal, but spent more than 70 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has been published in at least 32 languages, and is used in many college and university programs.

  13. Jeff Lindsay

    Jeff Lindsay
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    writernovelistplaywright
    Biography

    Jeffry P. Freundlich, primarily known by his pen name Jeff Lindsay, is an American playwright and crime novelist best known for his novels about sociopathic vigilante Dexter Morgan. Many of his earlier published works include his wife Hilary Hemingway as a co-author. His wife is the niece of Ernest Hemingway and an author in her own right. Lindsay was born in Miami and graduated from Ransom Everglades School in 1970, and from Middlebury College, Vermont, in 1975.

  14. Eve Ensler

    Eve Ensler
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    artistactorplaywrightautobiographerwriter
    Biography

    Eve Ensler, also known mononymously as V, is an American playwright, performer, feminist, and activist. Ensler is best known for her play The Vagina Monologues. In 2006 Charles Isherwood of The New York Times called The Vagina Monologues "probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade."

  15. Michaela Dietz

    Michaela Dietz
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    actorsingervoice actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Michaela Keenan Dietz is a Korean-American voice actress whose professional career started in 2005. She voiced the character of Riff on the PBS children's television series Barney & Friends, Amethyst on the Cartoon Network television series Steven Universe and Steven Universe Future, Dolly Dalmatian on Disney's 101 Dalmatian Street and P.i.t.a. in Fallout 76.

  16. Julia Alvarez

    Julia Alvarez
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    poetnovelistwriterchildren's writer
    Biography

    Julia Alvarez is a Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist. She rose to prominence with the novels How the García Girls Lost Their Accents (1991), In the Time of the Butterflies (1994), and Yo! (1997). Her publications as a poet include Homecoming (1984) and The Woman I Kept to Myself (2004), and as an essayist the autobiographical compilation Something to Declare (1998). Many literary critics regard her to be one of the most significant Latina writers and she has achieved critical and commercial success on an international scale.

  17. Barbara Comstock

    Barbara Comstock
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in Middlebury College
    In 1981 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    lawyerlobbyistpoliticianactivistconsultant
    Biography

    Barbara Jean Comstock is an American attorney and politician. As a Republican, she was elected to two terms in Congress representing Virginia's 10th congressional district.

  18. Emily McLaughlin

    Emily McLaughlin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1928-1991 (aged 63)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Emily McLaughlin was an American actress, known for her long-standing role as original character Nurse Jessie Brewer on the daytime soap opera General Hospital from 1963 until 1991.

  19. Anaïs Mitchell

    Anaïs Mitchell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    composersinger-songwriterguitaristplaywright
    Biography

    Anaïs Mitchell is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and playwright. Mitchell has released seven albums, including Hadestown (2010), Young Man in America (2012), and Child Ballads (2013).

  20. Sheila Miyoshi Jager

    Sheila Miyoshi Jager
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    anthropologist
    Biography

    Sheila Miyoshi Jager is an American historian. She is a Professor of East Asian Studies at Oberlin College, author of two books on Korea and the co-editor of a third book on Asian nations in the post-Cold War era. She is a well-known historian of Korea and East Asia, and since 2017 has been known for having had a romantic relationship with, and marriage proposals from, Barack Obama during the 1980s.

  21. Vanessa Branch

    Vanessa Branch
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    film producertelevision actormodelbeauty pageant contestantfilm actor
    Biography

    Vanessa Lynn Branch is an English-born American actress and model. She is best known in the United States as the Orbit Gum girl for its series of television commercials (her catchphrase is "Fabulous!").

  22. Louis Bacon

    Louis Bacon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    financiereconomisttrader
    Biography

    Louis Moore Bacon is an American investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist. He is the founder and chief executive of Moore Capital Management.

  23. Dan Schulman

    Dan Schulman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    business executive
    Biography

    Daniel H. Schulman is an American business executive. He is president and CEO of PayPal, formerly serving as group president of enterprise growth at American Express. Schulman was responsible for American Express' global strategy to expand alternative mobile and online payment services, form new partnerships, and build revenue streams beyond the traditional card and travel businesses. Earlier, he served as president of Sprint's prepaid group and the founding CEO of Virgin Mobile.

  24. Shawn Ryan

    Shawn Ryan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm producer
    Biography

    Shawn Ryan is an American screenwriter and television producer.

  25. Frank Pallone

    Frank Pallone
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Enrolled in Middlebury College
    In 1973 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Frank Joseph Pallone Jr. is an American lawyer and politician serving as the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 6th congressional district, serving since 1988. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The district, numbered as the 3rd district from 1988 to 1993, is in the north-central part of the state and includes New Brunswick, Woodbridge Township, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, Edison, Piscataway and Asbury Park. Pallone is the chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

  26. Brian Deese

    Brian Deese
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Brian Christopher Deese is an American economic and political advisor who is the 13th Director of the National Economic Council, serving under President Joe Biden. He also served as a senior advisor to President Barack Obama. Earlier in the Obama administration, Deese served as the deputy director and acting director of the Office of Management and Budget. Deese also served as deputy director of the National Economic Council. Deese served as the Global Head of Sustainable Investing at BlackRock.

  27. Mark Gordon

    Mark Gordon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    rancherpolitician
    Biography

    Mark Gordon is an American politician serving as the 33rd governor of Wyoming. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as state treasurer; he was appointed to that position by then-Governor Matt Mead on October 26, 2012, to fill the vacancy created by the death of Joseph Meyer.

  28. Carina Driscoll

    Carina Driscoll
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Carina Nicole Driscoll is an American politician who served in the Vermont House of Representatives from Chittenden County from 2001 to 2003, as a member of the Vermont Progressive Party. She also served on the city council in Burlington, Vermont, and unsuccessfully sought the city's mayoralty in the 2018 election.

  29. Rodney Rothman

    Rodney Rothman
    Occupations
    screenwritertelevision producerfilm directorfilm producer
    Biography

    Rodney Rothman is an American writer, producer, and film director.

  30. Charles Frank

    Charles Frank
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Charles Reser Frank is an American actor noted for playing Bret Maverick's cousin Ben Maverick in the 1978 TV-movie The New Maverick with James Garner and Jack Kelly, and in the short-lived 1979 television series Young Maverick. He graduated with the class of 1969 from Middlebury College in Vermont.

  31. Bill Maris

    Bill Maris
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    venture capitalistportfolio manager
    Biography

    Bill Maris is an American entrepreneur and venture capitalist focused on technology and the life sciences. Bill Maris's investments have to date resulted in over 150 exits and more than 50 companies that have grown to over $1B in value, including: Aurora Innovation, Nest (acquired by Google), Uber (NASDAQ: UBER), Crowdstrike (NASDAQ: CRWD), Coinbase (NASDAQ: COIN), 23andme, Flatiron Health (acquired by Roche), Foundation Medicine (acquired by Roche), The Climate Corporation (acquired by Monsanto), Vir (NASDAQ: VIR) and Auris (acquired by JNJ). He is the founder and first CEO of Google Ventures (GV). He is the creator of Google's Calico project, a company focused on the genetic basis of aging. He is the founder of early web hosting pioneer Burlee.com, now part of Web.com, and the founder of Section 32, a California-based venture fund focused on frontier technology.

  32. Koby Altman

    Koby Altman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    basketball coach
    Biography

    Koby Altman is the general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

  33. Sean Casten

    Sean Casten
    Born in
    Ireland Flag Ireland
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    scientist
    Biography

    Sean Thomas Casten is an American businessman and politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Illinois's 6th congressional district. The district covers portions of five counties in Chicago's western suburbs, including Wheaton, Palatine, and Barrington.

  34. Julia Whelan

    Julia Whelan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorwriter
    Biography

    Julia May Whelan is an American actress and author. She is best known for her role as Grace Manning on the TV drama series Once and Again (1999-2002), and her co-starring role in the 2002 Lifetime Television movie, The Secret Life of Zoey. A noted child actor, Whelan first appeared on screen at the age of 11, and continued to take television roles until her matriculation into Middlebury College in 2004; Whelan graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury in 2008 after spending the 2006-7 academic year as a visiting student at Lincoln College, Oxford. Whelan returned to film acting in November 2008 with a role in the fantasy thriller Fading of the Cries.

  35. Albio Sires

    Albio Sires
    Born in
    Cuba Flag Cuba
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Enrolled in Middlebury College
    In 1985 graduated with Master of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianteacherbusinessperson
    Biography

    Albio B. Sires is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 8th congressional district since 2006. The district, numbered as the 13th district from 2006 to 2013, includes most of northern and eastern Jersey City, as well as most of Newark's Latino neighborhoods. Sires is a member of the Democratic Party.

  36. Vendela Vida

    Vendela Vida
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    journalistnovelistwriter
    Biography

    Vendela Vida is an American novelist, journalist, editor and educator. She is the author of multiple books, a writing teacher, and an editor of The Believer magazine. In 2017, Vida was a Lurie Author-in-Residence and instructor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at San Jose State University. She is married to author Dave Eggers, has two children, and lives in the Bay Area.

  37. Carlos Calleja

    Carlos Calleja
    Born in
    El Salvador Flag El Salvador
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Enrolled in Middlebury College
    Graduated with bachelor's degree in liberal arts education
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Juan Carlos Calleja Hakker is a Salvadoran businessman and politician. He is currently vice president of Grupo Calleja, owner of the largest supermarket chain (Super Selectos) in El Salvador—and former candidate for President of El Salvador for the Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) for the presidential election of 2019.

  38. Michael Tolkin

    Michael Tolkin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    writerfilm directorscreenwriternovelist
    Biography

    Michael L. Tolkin is an American filmmaker and novelist. He has written numerous screenplays, including The Player (1992), which he adapted from his novel of the same name (1988), and for which he received the Edgar Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay (1993) and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The Return of the Player, followed (2006).

  39. Sarah Groff

    Sarah Groff
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    triathlete
    Biography

    Sarah True is an American athlete who competes in triathlon. She represented the United States in triathlon in 2012, finishing in fourth place, and at the 2016 Summer Olympics. True is the winner of the 2007 ITU Aquathlon World Championships and finished in second place in the 2014 ITU World Triathlon Series.

  40. Hiram Bingham I

    Hiram Bingham I
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1789-1869 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    translatorBible translatormissionary
    Biography

    Hiram Bingham, formally Hiram Bingham I, was leader of the first group of American Protestant missionaries to introduce Christianity to the Hawaiian islands. Like most of the missionaries, he was from New England.

  41. Jim Douglas

    Jim Douglas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    James Holley Douglas is an American politician from the state of Vermont. A Republican, he was elected the 80th governor of the state in 2002 and was reelected three times with a majority of the vote. On August 27, 2009, Douglas announced that he would not seek re-election for a fifth term in 2010. He left the office in January 2011.

  42. John Beyrle

    John Beyrle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    John Ross Beyrle is an American diplomat. A career Foreign Service Officer and specialist in Russian and Eastern European affairs, he served as Ambassador of the United States to the Russian Federation from July 3, 2008 until January 10, 2012, and as Ambassador to Bulgaria from 2005 to 2008.

  43. Henry Schoolcraft

    Henry Schoolcraft
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1793-1864 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    anthropologistwritergeographerpoliticiangeologist
    Biography

    Henry Rowe Schoolcraft was an American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist, noted for his early studies of Native American cultures, as well as for his 1832 expedition to the source of the Mississippi River. He is also noted for his major six-volume study of Native Americans published in the 1850s.

  44. Ron Brown

    Ron Brown
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-1996 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    lobbyistlawyer
    Biography

    Ronald Harmon Brown was an American politician. He served as the United States Secretary of Commerce during the first term of President Bill Clinton. Prior to this he was chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). He was the first African American to hold these positions. He was killed, along with 34 others in a 1996 plane crash in Croatia.

  45. Bob Lefsetz

    Bob Lefsetz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Robert Scott "Bob" Lefsetz is an American music industry analyst and critic. He is the author of The Lefsetz Letter, an email newsletter and a blog.

  46. Rebecca Makkai

    Rebecca Makkai
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    novelistwritereducator
    Biography

    Rebecca Makkai is an American novelist and short-story writer.

  47. Alexander Twilight

    Alexander Twilight
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1795-1857 (aged 62)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Alexander Lucius Twilight was an American educator, minister and politician. He is the first African-American man known to have earned a bachelor's degree from an American college or university, graduating from Middlebury College in 1823. He was ordained as a Congregational minister and worked in education and ministry all his career. In 1829 Twilight became principal of the Orleans County Grammar School. There he designed and built Athenian Hall, the first granite public building in the state of Vermont. In 1836 he was the first African American elected as a state legislator, serving in the Vermont House of Representatives; he was also the only African American ever elected to a state legislature before the Civil War.

  48. Paul Eaton

    Paul Eaton
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Paul D. Eaton is a former United States Army officer most known for his command of operations to train Iraqi troops during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Eaton served in that capacity between 2003 and 2004, and then returned to the US to become Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Training, United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia. He previously served as Senior Adviser to the now-defunct National Security Network, a progressive Washington, D.C.-based think tank that focused on foreign policy and defense issues.

  49. Becky Worley

    Becky Worley
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    rugby union playerjournalisttelevision producerbloggertelevision presenter
    Biography

    Becky Worley is an American journalist and broadcaster. She is the tech contributor for Good Morning America on ABC, host and blogger for a web show on Yahoo! Tech.

  50. Roger L. Easton

    Roger L. Easton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1921-2014 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    scientistinventor
    Biography

    Roger Lee Easton, Sr. was an American physicist who was the principal inventor and designer of the Global Positioning System, along with Ivan A. Getting and Bradford Parkinson.

  51. Bill Delahunt

    Bill Delahunt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Enrolled in Middlebury College
    In 1963 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerlobbyist
    Biography

    William David Delahunt is an American lawyer and politician from Massachusetts. He is a former U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 10th congressional district, serving from 1997 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Delahunt did not seek re-election in 2010, and left Congress in January 2011. He was replaced by Norfolk County District Attorney Bill Keating. He is currently an attorney with the firm of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott.

  52. Chad Urmston

    Chad Urmston
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    musicianbandleaderguitarist
    Biography

    Chad Stokes Urmston (born February 26, 1976) is an American musician and a human rights activist. He is the frontman for the Boston-area bands Dispatch and State Radio, and released solo music under the name Chadwick Stokes.

  53. Andrew Gross

    Andrew Gross
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    writernovelist
    Biography

    Andrew Gross is an American author of thriller novels including four New York Times bestsellers. He is best known for his collaborations with suspense writer James Patterson. Gross’s books feature close family bonds, relationships characterized by loss or betrayal and large degree of emotional resonance which generally lead to wider crimes and cover-ups. They have all been published by William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins.

  54. Robert Stafford

    Robert Stafford
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1913-2006 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary officerlawyer
    Biography

    Robert Theodore Stafford was an American politician from Vermont. In his lengthy political career, he served as the 71st Governor of Vermont, a United States Representative, and a U.S. Senator. A Republican, Stafford was generally considered a liberal, or "Rockefeller" Republican.

  55. John Godfrey Saxe

    John Godfrey Saxe
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1816-1887 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    poetpolitician
    Biography

    John Godfrey Saxe I was an American poet known for his re-telling of the Indian parable "The Blind Men and the Elephant", which introduced the story to a Western audience. He also said "Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made."

  56. Shenna Bellows

    Shenna Bellows
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Shenna Lee Bellows is an American politician and a non-profit executive director, best known for her work with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). She is the 50th Maine secretary of state. On December 2, 2020 the Maine Legislature elected her to be Maine secretary of state. She is Executive Director of the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine.

  57. Carolyn Martin

    Carolyn Martin
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Carolyn Arthur "Biddy" Martin is an American academic, author, and the current President of Amherst College, in Amherst, Massachusetts.

  58. Ted King

    Ted King
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    sport cyclist
    Biography

    Edward Carrington King is a retired American professional road racing cyclist who last rode for UCI ProTeam Cannondale–Garmin. King turned professional in 2006 and raced for ten years, retiring from contemporary road racing in 2015. He quickly segued to the burgeoning world of gravel cycling, where he has been a pioneer in the world of competitive gravel racing.

  59. Cherine Anderson

    Cherine Anderson
    Born in
    Jamaica Flag Jamaica
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    singeractorsongwriterfilm actor
    Biography

    Cherine Tanya Anderson is a Jamaican actress and dancehall/reggae vocalist.

  60. Maciej Cegłowski

    Maciej Cegłowski
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Maciej Cegłowski is a Polish-American web developer, entrepreneur, speaker, and social critic, based in San Francisco, California. He is the owner of the bookmarking service Pinboard, which he calls a social bookmarking site for introverts.

  61. Watermelon Slim

    Watermelon Slim
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    musiciansingerguitarist
    Biography

    William P. Homans III, professionally known as "Watermelon Slim", is an American blues musician. He plays both guitar and harmonica. He is currently signed to NorthernBlues Music, based in Toronto, Ontario. Homans has also earned bachelor's and master's degrees from University of Oregon and Oklahoma State University.

  62. Bob Beattie

    Bob Beattie
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-2018 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    coachsports commentator
    Biography

    Robert Prime Beattie was an American skiing coach, skiing promoter and commentator for ABC Sports and ESPN. He was head coach of the U.S. Ski Team from 1961 to 1969 and co-founded the Alpine Skiing World Cup in 1966. His work as a ski-racing commentator for ABC included four Winter Olympic Games, from 1976 through 1988.

  63. Samuel Nelson

    Samuel Nelson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1792-1873 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Samuel Nelson was an American attorney and appointed as judge of New York State courts. He was appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from 1845 to 1872. He concurred on the 1857 Dred Scott decision, although for reasons different from Chief Justice Taney's.

  64. Lado Gurgenidze

    Lado Gurgenidze
    Born in
    Georgia Flag Georgia
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Vladimer "Lado" Gurgenidze is a Georgian career banker, business executive, and the former politician, who was the sixth Prime Minister of Georgia, from 22 November 2007 to 1 November 2008.

  65. Chris Cheng

    Chris Cheng
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    motivational speaker
    Biography

    Chris Cheng is an American sport shooter and The History Channel's Top Shot Season 4 Champion. Along with the title of "Top Shot", Cheng won a $100,000 cash prize and a professional marksman contract with the show's sponsor, Bass Pro Shops.

  66. Katherine Arden

    Katherine Arden
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Katherine Arden is an American author, known primarily for her Winternight trilogy. Her first novel The Bear and the Nightingale was published in 2017, followed by The Girl in the Tower in 2018 and The Winter of the Witch in 2019. She has also written novels for children, such as Small Spaces and Dead Voices. Her latest work is due to be released in 2021 titled Dark Waters.

  67. Alex Prud'homme

    Alex Prud'homme
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Alex Prud’homme is an American journalist and the author of several non-fiction books.

  68. Jane Bryant Quinn

    Jane Bryant Quinn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Jane Bryant Quinn is an American financial journalist. She is one of the nation's leading commentators on personal finance. Her policy columns have addressed matters of top concern to citizens, including investor protection, health insurance, Social Security, and the sufficiency of retirement plans.

  69. Frank Sesno

    Frank Sesno
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    journalistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Frank Sesno is an American journalist, former CNN correspondent, anchor and Washington bureau chief, author, and former director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University. Sesno is also the creator and host of Planet Forward, a web-to-television show on PBS. Sesno is a Professor of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University. Sesno assumed the Director's role at the School of Media and Public Affairs in September 2009 and stepped down from the role in June 2020. In 2020, Sesno announced he would serve as the school’s director of strategic initiatives.

  70. Megan Guarnier

    Megan Guarnier
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    sport cyclist
    Biography

    Megan Guarnier is an American former racing cyclist, who rode professionally between 2010 and 2019 for the Rabobank–Liv Giant, Boels–Dolmans and Tibco–Silicon Valley Bank teams. She was made a member of Phi Beta Kappa at Middlebury College in 2007.

  71. Bryan Goldberg

    Bryan Goldberg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    chief executive officer
    Biography

    Bryan Goldberg is an American entrepreneur and the owner of Nylon Magazine, W Magazine, Gawker, Bustle, Elite Daily, Mic, The Zoe Report, Input, and Inverse, which collectively form Bustle Digital Group. Previously, Goldberg founded Bleacher Report, a sports news website that sold to Turner Broadcasting System in 2012 for $200 million. Bryan Goldberg is widely considered to be a polarizing figure in New York media. He has been described as the “buyer of last resort” for his hard-nosed deal making tactics and a “media mogul” by The New Yorker.

  72. Silas Wright

    Silas Wright
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1795-1847 (aged 52)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Silas Wright Jr. was an American attorney and Democratic politician. A member of the Albany Regency, he served as a member of the United States House of Representatives, New York State Comptroller, United States Senator, and Governor of New York.

  73. Jehudi Ashmun

    Jehudi Ashmun
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1794-1828 (aged 34)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jehudi Ashmun was an American religious leader and social reformer from New England who became involved in the American Colonization Society. It founded the colony of Liberia in West Africa as a place to resettle free people of color from the United States.

  74. Vivian Schiller

    Vivian Schiller
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Vivian Luisa Schiller is the former president and CEO of National Public Radio, and former head of news and journalism partnerships at Twitter. She is also the former senior vice president and chief digital officer for NBC News, including oversight of NBCNews.com.

  75. Edward Hitchcock

    Edward Hitchcock
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1793-1864 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    botanistpaleontologistgeologistmycologist
    Biography

    Edward Hitchcock was an American geologist and the third President of Amherst College (1845–1854).

  76. Dan Kahan

    Dan Kahan
    Occupations
    teacher
    Biography

    Dan M. Kahan is the Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law at Yale Law School. His professional expertise is in the fields of criminal law and evidence, and he is known for his theory of cultural cognition.

  77. Myrtle Bachelder

    Myrtle Bachelder
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1908-1997 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    chemistengineerteacher
    Biography

    Myrtle Claire Bachelder was an American chemist and Women's Army Corps officer, who is noted for her secret work on the Manhattan Project atomic bomb program, and for the development of techniques in the chemistry of metals.

  78. Penny Pitou

    Penny Pitou
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    alpine skier
    Biography

    Penelope Theresa "Penny" Pitou is a former United States Olympic alpine skier, who in 1960 became the first American skier to win a medal in the Olympic downhill event. In 2001, Pitou was inducted into the New England Women's Sports Hall of Fame.

  79. Solomon Foot

    Solomon Foot
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1802-1866 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Solomon Foot was a Vermont politician and attorney. He held numerous offices during his career, including Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives, State's Attorney for Rutland County, member of the United States House of Representatives, and United States Senator.

  80. William K. Sessions III

    William K. Sessions III
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudgejurist
    Biography

    William K. Sessions III is serving as a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Vermont and has served as the Vice Chair and eventually as Chair of the United States Sentencing Commission. He was confirmed on October 21, 2009 as Chair of the United States Sentencing Commission, and served until December 22, 2010.

  81. Edwin James

    Edwin James
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1797-1861 (aged 64)
    Occupations
    botanistnon-fiction writertranslatorsurgeongeologist
    Biography

    Edwin P. James, a 19th-century American botanist, geologist, and medical practitioner, was an important figure in the early exploration of the American West. James was also known for his time spent creating relationships with Native Americans in the United States, and also aiding African Americans to escape slavery.

  82. Robert Schlesinger

    Robert Schlesinger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Robert Schlesinger is an American writer and liberal commentator focusing on politics and political communications.

  83. Randy Brock

    Randy Brock
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Randolph D. "Randy" Brock III is an American politician from the state of Vermont and a member of the Republican Party. He served as the Vermont Auditor of Accounts from 2005 to 2007, as a member of the Vermont Senate from 2009 to 2013 and was the Republican nominee for Governor of Vermont in 2012, losing to Democratic incumbent Peter Shumlin. He ran unopposed for the 2016 Republican nomination for Lieutenant Governor of Vermont. In December 2017, Governor Phil Scott announced that he had appointed Brock to the Vermont Senate, filling the vacancy caused by the resignation of Dustin Allard Degree.

  84. Kimberly Breier

    Kimberly Breier
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Kimberly Breier is an American diplomat, who served as Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs from October 15, 2018 until her resignation on August 8, 2019.

  85. Edward John Phelps

    Edward John Phelps
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1822-1900 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    lawyerdiplomat
    Biography

    Edward John Phelps was a lawyer and diplomat from Vermont. He is notable for his service as Envoy to Court of St. James's from 1885 to 1889. In addition, Phelps was a founder of the American Bar Association, and served as its president from 1880 to 1881.

  86. Hedda Berntsen

    Hedda Berntsen
    Born in
    Norway Flag Norway
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    freestyle skieralpine skiertelemarker
    Biography

    Hedda Berntsen is a Norwegian sportsperson who has competed internationally in telemark skiing, alpine skiing, freestyle skiing and skicross. She is world champion in Telemark classic from 1997. She later concentrated on the alpine slalom, her career peaking in the 2000–01 season with consistent performances in the World Cup as well as a bronze medal at the 2001 World Championships. She later switched to skicross, receiving a silver medal at the 2008 Winter X Games. In the Vancouver Winter Olympics on 23 February 2010 she won the silver medal in the women's skicross competition.

  87. Lisa D. Kenna

    Lisa D. Kenna
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    lawyerdiplomat
    Biography

    Lisa S. Dougherty Kenna is the United States Ambassador to Peru since 2021. She is the Executive Secretary of the United States Department of State, succeeding Joseph E. Macmanus. She served in that role under President Donald Trump.

  88. Chris Waddell

    Chris Waddell
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
    Biography

    Chris Waddell is an American Paralympic sit-skier and wheelchair track athlete. He was a promising able-bodied skier while attending Middlebury College in Vermont, before a skiing accident left him paralysed from the waist down.

  89. Jonathan Blanchard

    Jonathan Blanchard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1811-1892 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    philosopher
    Biography

    Jonathan Blanchard was an American pastor, educator, social reformer, and abolitionist. Born in Vermont, Blanchard attended Middlebury College before accepting a teaching position in New York. In 1834, he left to study at Andover Theological Seminary, but departed in 1836 after the college rejected agents from the American Anti-Slavery Society. Blanchard joined the group as one of Theodore Dwight Weld's "seventy" and preached in favor of abolition in southern Pennsylvania.

  90. Simi Hamilton

    Simi Hamilton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    cross-country skier
    Biography

    Simeon "Simi" Hamilton is an American cross country skier who has competed since 2000. Hamilton attended Middlebury College from 2005–2009, during which time he competed for its ski team, individually earning several All-American NCAA Championship results. It was announced on 29 January 2010 that Hamilton qualified for the 2010 Winter Olympics. Hamilton competed in the 15 kilometer freestyle, 1.5 kilometer classic sprint, and 4x10km relay races. He paced all Americans in the field in the 1.5 kilometer sprint by advancing to the medal rounds and finishing 29th of 96 competitors. In the relay, Hamilton pulled away from the Estonian skier in the anchor leg to secure a 13th-place finish.

  91. Calvin C. Chaffee

    Calvin C. Chaffee
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1811-1896 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Calvin Clifford Chaffee was an American doctor and politician. He was an outspoken opponent of slavery.

  92. Jeremiah Rankin

    Jeremiah Rankin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1828-1903 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    clericpoet
    Biography

    Jeremiah Eames Rankin was an abolitionist, champion of the temperance movement, minister of Washington D.C.'s First Congregational Church, and correspondent with Frederick Douglass. In 1890 he was appointed sixth president of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Howard's Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel was built during Jeremiah Rankin's tenure as president (1890–1903) and named after his brother. Rankin is best known as author of the hymns "God Be with You 'Til we Meet Again" and "Tell It to Jesus". In 1903 Rankin published a fictional journal of Esther Burr (Jonathan Edwards's daughter and mother of the third vice president of the United States, Aaron Burr).

  93. Torie Osborn

    Torie Osborn
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    writerLGBTIQ+ rights activist
    Biography

    Torie Osborn is a community organizer, activist, and author.

  94. George Arison

    George Arison
    Born in
    Georgia Flag Georgia
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    George Arison is a Georgian-born American businessman, investor and political activist. He is the founder and co-CEO of Shift, an online, peer-to-peer marketplace for buying and selling used cars. Prior to Shift, in 2007, he co-founded Taxi Magic, known today as Curb (RideCharge, Inc.). As a political scholar and activist, he is considered for strong pro-democracy views for Georgia in its post-Soviet transition.

  95. Judy Malloy

    Judy Malloy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    poetwritervisual artist
    Biography

    Judy Malloy is a poet whose works embrace the intersection of hypernarrative, magic realism, and information art. Beginning with Uncle Roger in 1986, Malloy has composed works in both new media literature and hypertext fiction. She was an early creator of online interactive and collaborative fiction on The WELL and ArtsWire (website archived in 2002).

  96. Deni Ellis Béchard

    Deni Ellis Béchard
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    writernovelist
    Biography

    Deni Ellis Béchard, also known as Deni Yvan Béchard is a Canadian-American novelist.

  97. Lea Davison

    Lea Davison
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    sport cyclist
    Biography

    Lea Davison is an American cross-country mountain biker from Jericho, Vermont. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed in the Women's cross-country at Hadleigh Farm, finishing in 11th place, and she finished 7th in the same event at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  98. Walter W. Granger

    Walter W. Granger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1872-1941 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    paleontologistpathologist
    Biography

    Walter Willis Granger was an American vertebrate paleontologist who participated in important fossil explorations in the United States, Egypt, China and Mongolia.

  99. Peter Barlerin

    Peter Barlerin
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Peter Henry Barlerin is an American diplomat and career member of the Senior Foreign Service who served as the United States Ambassador to Cameroon from 2017 to 2020. He has served as an American diplomat since 1989. Prior to becoming an ambassador, he was the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of African Affairs at the United States Department of State. Barlerin has served at seven U.S. missions overseas, including posts in Madagascar, Japan, France, Chad, and Mali.

  100. William Slade

    William Slade
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1786-1859 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    William Slade, Jr. was an American Whig and Anti-Masonic politician. He served as a U.S. Representative from Vermont from 1831 to 1843, where he was an outspoken opponent of slavery. He was the seventeenth Governor of Vermont.