100 Notable alumni of
Williams College

Williams College is 177th in the world, 79th in North America, and 76th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Williams College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. James A. Garfield

    James A. Garfield
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1831-1881 (aged 50)
    Occupations
    politicianmilitary officerlawyerstatespersonwriter
    Biography

    James Abram Garfield was the 20th president of the United States, serving only from March 4, 1881 until his death six months later. A lawyer and Civil War general, he served nine terms in the House of Representatives, the only sitting member of the House to be elected president. Before his candidacy for the White House, he had been elected to the Senate by the Ohio General Assembly, a position he declined when he became president-elect.

  2. Stephen Sondheim

    Stephen Sondheim
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-2021 (aged 91)
    Enrolled in Williams College
    Studied in 1950
    Occupations
    dramaturgesongwriterscreenwriterpoetlyricist
    Biography

    Stephen Joshua Sondheim was an American composer, songwriter and lyricist. One of the most important figures in twentieth-century musical theater, Sondheim was credited for having "reinvented the American musical" with shows that tackled "unexpected themes that range far beyond the [genre's] traditional subjects" with "music and lyrics of unprecedented complexity and sophistication". His shows addressed "darker, more harrowing elements of the human experience", with songs often tinged with "ambivalence" about various aspects of life.

  3. Wang Leehom

    Wang Leehom
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    singeractorsongwriterrecord producerguitarist
    Biography

    Wang Leehom, sometimes credited as Leehom Wang, is an American singer-songwriter, actor, producer, and film director. Formally trained at Eastman School of Music, Williams College and Berklee College of Music, his music is known for fusing hip-hop and R&B, with traditional Chinese music (Beijing opera, Kunqu, Chinese orchestra, and tribal music from Tibet, Yunan, and Mongolia). Since his 1995 debut, Wang has released 25 albums, that have sold over 60 million copies. He is a four-time winner and 19-time nominee of the Golden Melody Awards, the "Grammys" of Chinese music. His sold-out concert at the 90,000 seat Beijing Bird's Nest on April 14, 2012 was the first solo pop concert to be held at the iconic venue. With over 72 million followers on social media, Wang is one of the most followed celebrities in China (peaked as #1 most followed person in China's social media in 2014). In 2018, CNN dubbed him "King of Chinese Pop" and the LA Times called him "the biggest American star America has never heard of." Wang was listed as one of Goldsea's "The 100 Most Inspiring Asian Americans of All Time".

  4. David Strathairn

    David Strathairn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    film actortelevision actorstage actorfilm produceractor
    Biography

    David Russell Strathairn is an American actor. He is the recipient of several accolades, including an Independent Spirit Award, a Primetime Emmy Award, and a Volpi Cup, and has been nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, a Critics' Choice Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and four SAG Awards.

  5. Mika Brzezinski

    Mika Brzezinski
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Enrolled in Williams College
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    journalistradio personalitytelevision presenternon-fiction writer
    Biography

    Mika Emilie Leonia Brzezinski Scarborough is an American journalist, talk show host, liberal political commentator, and author who currently co-hosts MSNBC's weekday morning broadcast show Morning Joe. She was formerly a CBS News correspondent, and was their principal "Ground Zero" reporter during the morning of the September 11 attacks. In 2007 she joined MSNBC as an occasional anchor, and was subsequently chosen as co-host of Morning Joe, alongside Joe Scarborough.

  6. Elia Kazan

    Elia Kazan
    Years
    1909-2003 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterfilm producerwriteractor
    Biography

    Elia Kazan was an American film and theatre director, producer, screenwriter and actor, described by The New York Times as "one of the most honored and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood history".

  7. Reza Pahlavi

    Reza Pahlavi
    Born in
    Iran Flag Iran
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politicianhuman rights activistaircraft pilot
    Biography

    Reza Pahlavi is the oldest son of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran, and his wife Farah Diba. Prior to the Iranian Revolution in 1979, he was the crown prince and the last heir apparent to the throne of the Imperial State of Iran.

  8. Jon Lovett

    Jon Lovett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Enrolled in Williams College
    In 2004 studied mathematics
    Occupations
    speechwriterscreenwritertelevision producercomedianpodcaster
    Biography

    Jonathan Ira Lovett is an American podcaster, comedian, and former speechwriter. Lovett is a co-founder of Crooked Media, along with fellow former White House staffers during the Obama administration, Jon Favreau and Tommy Vietor. Lovett is a regular host of the Crooked Media podcasts Pod Save America and Lovett or Leave It. As a speechwriter, he worked for President Barack Obama as well as for Hillary Clinton when she was a United States Senator and a 2008 presidential candidate. Lovett also co-created the NBC sitcom 1600 Penn, and was a writer and producer on the third season of HBO's The Newsroom.

  9. Erin Burnett

    Erin Burnett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    journalistnews presenter
    Biography

    Erin Isabelle Burnett is an American news anchor, currently the anchor of Erin Burnett OutFront on CNN. She previously worked for CNBC as co-anchor of Squawk on the Street and the host of Street Signs. Burnett has also appeared on NBC's Meet the Press, Today, MSNBC's Morning Joe, and NBC Nightly News as well as making occasional appearances on The Celebrity Apprentice.

  10. Adam Schlesinger

    Adam Schlesinger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-2020 (aged 53)
    Occupations
    musiciancomposerrecord producer
    Biography

    Adam Lyons Schlesinger was an American musician, songwriter, composer, and record producer. He was a founding member of the bands Fountains of Wayne, Ivy, and Tinted Windows, and was a key songwriting contributor and producer for Brooklyn-based synth-pop duo Fever High. He also wrote songs for television and film, for which he won three Emmy Awards, a Grammy Award, and the ASCAP Pop Music Award, and was nominated for Academy, Tony, and Golden Globe Awards.

  11. George Steinbrenner

    George Steinbrenner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-2010 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    businesspersoninvestorentrepreneurathletics competitor
    Biography

    George Michael Steinbrenner III was an American businessman who was the principal owner and managing partner of Major League Baseball's New York Yankees from 1973 until his death in 2010. He was the longest-serving owner in club history, and the Yankees won seven World Series championships and 11 American League pennants under his ownership. His outspokenness and role in driving up player salaries made him one of the sport's most controversial figures. Steinbrenner was also involved in the Great Lakes and Gulf Coast shipping industry.

  12. John Frankenheimer

    John Frankenheimer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-2002 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    film directorfilm producerscreenwritertelevision producer
    Biography

    John Michael Frankenheimer was an American film and television director known for social dramas and action/suspense films. Among his credits were Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), The Manchurian Candidate (1962), Seven Days in May (1964), The Train (1964), Seconds (1966), Grand Prix (1966), French Connection II (1975), Black Sunday (1977), Ronin (1998), and Reindeer Games (2000).

  13. Max Gail

    Max Gail
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    actorstage actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Maxwell Trowbridge Gail Jr. is an American actor who has starred on stage, and in television and film roles. He is best known for his role as Detective Stan "Wojo" Wojciehowicz on the sitcom Barney Miller (1975–1982), which earned him two consecutive Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series nominations. Gail also won the 2019 and 2021 Daytime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Mike Corbin on the soap opera General Hospital.

  14. William Windom

    William Windom
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1923-2012 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    film actortelevision actorstage actor
    Biography

    William Windom was an American actor. He played a wide variety of roles in both film and television during a near 60-year career, but is perhaps best known for his role as cartoonist John Monroe in the short-lived comedy My World and Welcome to It (1969–1970) winning him a Primetime Emmy Award, and his recurring role as Dr. Seth Hazlitt starring alongside Angela Lansbury in Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996).

  15. Crispin Freeman

    Crispin Freeman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    voice actoractortelevision actorscreenwriterfilm actor
    Biography

    Crispin Freeman is an American voice actor, voice director, and screenwriter who is best known for voicing characters in English-language dubs of Japanese anime, animation, and video games. Some of his prominent anime roles include Zelgadis Graywords in Slayers, Kyon in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Togusa in the Ghost in the Shell franchise, Alucard in Hellsing, Kirei Kotomine in Fate/Zero and Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works, Itachi Uchiha in Naruto, Gyomei Himejima in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Hagi in Blood+ and Shizuo Heiwajima in Durarara!!

  16. Sebastian Arcelus

    Sebastian Arcelus
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    stage actorfilm actortelevision actorvoice actor
    Biography

    Sebastian Carlos Arcelus is an American actor, best known for his roles as Lucas Goodwin in the Netflix TV series House of Cards (2013–2016) and Jay Whitman in the CBS TV series Madam Secretary (2014–2019). Arcelus began his acting career in the early 2000s and spent the first decade of his career on Broadway, having played Roger in Rent, Fiyero in Wicked, Bob Gaudio in Jersey Boys, and Buddy in Elf, among other roles.

  17. Goh Chok Tong

    Goh Chok Tong
    Born in
    Singapore Flag Singapore
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Goh Chok Tong is a retired Singaporean politician who served as the Prime Minister of Singapore between 1990 and 2004, and secretary-general of the People's Action Party between 1992 and 2004. Prior to his appointment as prime minister, Goh served as the minister for trade and industry, health, and defence under Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for 44 years, representing Marine Parade SMC for 12 years and Marine Parade GRC for the next 32 years.

  18. Kristen Anderson-Lopez

    Kristen Anderson-Lopez
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    composervoice actorscreenwritersongwriterrecord producer
    Biography

    Kristen Anderson-Lopez is an American songwriter and lyricist known for co-writing the songs for the 2013 computer-animated musical film Frozen and its 2019 sequel Frozen II with her husband Robert Lopez. Anderson-Lopez won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for "Let It Go" from Frozen and "Remember Me" from Coco (2017) at the 86th Academy Awards and 90th Academy Awards. She also won two Grammy Awards at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

  19. Chris Murphy

    Chris Murphy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Enrolled in Williams College
    In 1996 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Christopher Scott Murphy is an American lawyer, author, and politician serving as the junior United States senator from Connecticut since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served in the United States House of Representatives, representing Connecticut's 5th congressional district from 2007 to 2013. Before being elected to Congress, Murphy was a member of both chambers of the Connecticut General Assembly, serving two terms each in the Connecticut House of Representatives (1999–2003) and the Connecticut Senate (2003–2007).

  20. William Bennett

    William Bennett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Enrolled in Williams College
    Studied in 1965
    Occupations
    radio personalitypolitician
    Biography

    William John Bennett is an American conservative politician and political commentator who served as secretary of education from 1985 to 1988 under President Ronald Reagan. He also held the post of director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy under George H. W. Bush.

  21. Richard Helms

    Richard Helms
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1913-2002 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Richard McGarrah Helms was an American government official and diplomat who served as Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) from 1966 to 1973. Helms began intelligence work with the Office of Strategic Services during World War II. Following the 1947 creation of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), he rose in its ranks during the presidencies of Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy. Helms then was DCI under Presidents Johnson and Nixon, yielding to James R. Schlesinger in early 1973.

  22. John Sayles

    John Sayles
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    actorfilm directorscreenwriterwriterfilm editor
    Biography

    John Thomas Sayles is an American independent film director, screenwriter, editor, actor, and novelist. He has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, for Passion Fish (1992) and Lone Star (1996). His film Men with Guns (1997) was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. His directorial debut, Return of the Secaucus 7 (1980), has been added to the National Film Registry.

  23. Walker Evans

    Walker Evans
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1903-1975 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    photographerphotojournalistjournalist
    Biography

    Walker Evans was an American photographer and photojournalist best known for his work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) documenting the effects of the Great Depression. Much of Evans's work from the FSA period uses the large-format, 8×10-inch (200×250 mm) view camera. He said that his goal as a photographer was to make pictures that are "literate, authoritative, transcendent".

  24. G. Stanley Hall

    G. Stanley Hall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1844-1924 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    psychologistphilosopheruniversity teacherwriter
    Biography

    Granville Stanley Hall was a pioneering American psychologist and educator. His interests focused on human life span development and evolutionary theory. Hall was the first president of the American Psychological Association and the first president of Clark University. A Review of General Psychology survey, published in 2002, ranked Hall as the 72nd most cited psychologist of the 20th century, in a tie with Lewis Terman.

  25. Monique Gabriela Curnen

    Monique Gabriela Curnen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Monique Gabriela Curnen is an American actress.

  26. Frederick Wiseman

    Frederick Wiseman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1930-.. (age 92)
    Occupations
    film directorfilm producerscreenwriteruniversity teacherfilm editor
    Biography

    Frederick Wiseman is an American filmmaker, documentarian, and theater director. His work is "devoted primarily to exploring American institutions". He has been called "one of the most important and original filmmakers working today".

  27. Jay McInerney

    Jay McInerney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    writernovelistscreenwriter
    Biography

    John Barrett "Jay" McInerney Jr. is an American novelist, screenwriter, editor, and columnist. His novels include Bright Lights, Big City, Ransom, Story of My Life, Brightness Falls, and The Last of the Savages. He edited The Penguin Book of New American Voices, wrote the screenplay for the 1988 film adaptation of Bright Lights, Big City, and co-wrote the screenplay for the television film Gia, which starred Angelina Jolie. He was the wine columnist for House & Garden magazine, and his essays on wine have been collected in Bacchus & Me (2000) and A Hedonist in the Cellar (2006). His most recent novel is titled Bright, Precious Days, published in 2016. From April 2010 he was a wine columnist for The Wall Street Journal. In 2009, he published a book of short stories which spanned his entire career, titled How It Ended, which was named one of the 10 best books of the year by Janet Maslin of The New York Times.

  28. Hal Steinbrenner

    Hal Steinbrenner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    businessperson
    Biography

    Harold Steinbrenner is an American businessman best known as the Chairman and Managing General Partner of Yankee Global Enterprises, which owns the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. He and his siblings inherited control of the team from their father, George Steinbrenner, who died in 2010.

  29. Michael Beschloss

    Michael Beschloss
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    historian
    Biography

    Michael Richard Beschloss is an American historian specializing in the United States presidency. He is the author of nine books on the presidency.

  30. Edgar Bronfman, Sr

    Edgar Bronfman, Sr
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1929-2013 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    entrepreneur
    Biography

    Edgar Miles Bronfman was a Canadian-American businessman. He worked for his family's distilled beverage firm, Seagram, eventually becoming president, treasurer and CEO. As president of the World Jewish Congress, Bronfman is especially remembered for initiating diplomacy with the Soviet Union, which resulted in legitimizing the Hebrew language in the USSR, and contributed to Soviet Jews being legally able to practice their own religion, as well as immigrate to Israel.

  31. Steve Case

    Steve Case
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    chief executive officerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Stephen McConnell Case is an American entrepreneur, investor, and businessman best known as the former chief executive officer and chairman of America Online (AOL). Case joined AOL's predecessor company, Quantum Computer Services, as a marketing vice-president and became CEO of the company (renamed AOL) in 1991. Since his retirement as chairman of AOL Time Warner in 2003, he has gone on to invest in seed, early and growth-stage startups through his Washington, D.C. based venture capital firm Revolution LLC. Case authored The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur's Vision of the Future which became a New York Times bestselling book in 2016.

  32. Sanford B. Dole

    Sanford B. Dole
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1844-1926 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    politicianjudgeornithologist
    Biography

    Sanford Ballard Dole was a lawyer and jurist from the Hawaiian Islands. He lived through the periods when Hawaii was a kingdom, protectorate, republic, and territory. A descendant of the American missionary community to Hawaii, Dole advocated the westernization of Hawaiian government and culture. After the overthrow of the monarchy, he served as the President of the Republic of Hawaii until his government secured Hawaii's annexation by the United States.

  33. Victoria Price

    Victoria Price
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    writerbiographer
    Biography

    Mary Victoria Price is a public speaker and the author of the inspirational memoir, The Way of Being Lost: A Road Trip to My Truest Self and Vincent Price: A Daughter's Biography. She currently spends much of her time traveling and speaking about the life of her father, Vincent Price, as well as many inspirational self-development topics.

  34. James C. Scott

    James C. Scott
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Occupations
    anthropologistpolitical scientistanarchist
    Biography

    James C. Scott is an American political scientist and anthropologist specializing in comparative politics. He is a comparative scholar of agrarian and non-state societies, subaltern politics, and anarchism. His primary research has centered on peasants of Southeast Asia and their strategies of resistance to various forms of domination. The New York Times described his research as "highly influential and idiosyncratic".

  35. Lina M. Khan

    Lina M. Khan
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Lina M. Khan is an American legal scholar and chair of the Federal Trade Commission. While a student at Yale Law School, she became known for her work in antitrust and competition law in the United States after publishing the influential essay "Amazon's Antitrust Paradox". She was appointed by President Joe Biden to the Commission in March 2021, and has served since June 2021. She is also an associate professor of law at Columbia Law School.

  36. William Cullen Bryant

    William Cullen Bryant
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1794-1878 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    poetjournalisttranslatorwriterlawyer
    Biography

    William Cullen Bryant was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post. Born in Massachusetts, he started his career as a lawyer but showed an interest in poetry early in his life. He soon relocated to New York and took up work as an editor at various newspapers. He became one of the most significant poets in early literary America and has been grouped among the fireside poets for his accessible, popular poetry.

  37. Don Beyer

    Don Beyer
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Enrolled in Williams College
    In 1972 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    diplomatcar dealerpolitician
    Biography

    Donald Sternoff Beyer Jr. is an American businessman, diplomat, and politician serving as the U.S. representative for Virginia's 8th congressional district since 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, his district is in the heart of Northern Virginia and includes Alexandria, Falls Church, and Arlington.

  38. Martha Coakley

    Martha Coakley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Martha Mary Coakley is an American lobbyist, lawyer, and former Attorney General of Massachusetts. Prior to serving as Attorney General, she was District Attorney of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, from 1999 to 2007.

  39. Mark Udall

    Mark Udall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Enrolled in Williams College
    In 1972 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianevent producerexecutive directormountaineer
    Biography

    Mark Emery Udall is an American politician who served as a United States Senator from Colorado from 2009 to 2015. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served in the United States House of Representatives, representing Colorado's 2nd congressional district. Prior to being elected to Congress, he represented parts of Boulder, Colorado in the Colorado House of Representatives.

  40. Brian Wecht

    Brian Wecht
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Enrolled in Williams College
    Studied in 1993-1997
    Occupations
    musiciantelevision producertheoretical physicist
    Biography

    Brian Alexander Wecht, also known by his character name Ninja Brian, is an American musician, Internet personality and theoretical physicist. He is best known as a member of comedy musical duo Ninja Sex Party and video game-based comedy music trio Starbomb. He has also been a past member of the affiliated Let's Play webseries Game Grumps, all three alongside Dan Avidan.

  41. Tui Sutherland

    Tui Sutherland
    Born in
    Venezuela Flag Venezuela
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    writerchildren's writer
    Biography

    Tui T. Sutherland is a Venezuelan-American children's book author who has also written under the pen names Heather Williams and Tamara Summers. She shares another pen name, Erin Hunter, with writers Kate Cary, Cherith Baldry, and others when they collaborate with editor Victoria Holmes on the Seekers and Warriors series of novels. She is also known for writing the Wings of Fire series of novels.

  42. Bud Collyer

    Bud Collyer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1908-1969 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    voice actoractor
    Biography

    Bud Collyer was an American radio actor and announcer and game show host who became one of the nation's first major television game show stars. He is best remembered for his work as the first host of the TV game shows Beat the Clock and To Tell the Truth, but he was also famous in the roles of Clark Kent/Superman on radio and in animated cartoons, initially in theatrical short subjects and later on television.

  43. Ian Brzezinski

    Ian Brzezinski
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Ian Joseph Brzezinski is an American foreign policy and military affairs expert.

  44. Herbert Henry Lehman

    Herbert Henry Lehman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1878-1963 (aged 85)
    Enrolled in Williams College
    Studied in 1899
    Occupations
    politicianinvestment banker
    Biography

    Herbert Henry Lehman was an American Democratic Party politician from New York. He served from 1933 until 1942 as the 45th Governor of New York and represented New York State in the U.S. Senate from 1949 until 1957.

  45. Claudia Rankine

    Claudia Rankine
    Born in
    Jamaica Flag Jamaica
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    professorpoetplaywrightwriter
    Biography

    Claudia Rankine is an American poet, essayist, playwright, and the editor of several anthologies. She is the author of five volumes of poetry, two plays, and various essays.

  46. Charles Goodell

    Charles Goodell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1926-1987 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Charles Ellsworth Goodell Jr. was an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives and then a United States Senator from New York. In both cases he came into office following the deaths of his predecessors, first in a special election and second as a temporary appointee succeeding Robert F. Kennedy.

  47. Chris Collingwood

    Chris Collingwood
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    songwriterguitarist
    Biography

    Chris Collingwood is an American singer, songwriter, and artist. He is best known as the former lead vocalist and founding member of the power pop band Fountains of Wayne.

  48. Dave Clawson

    Dave Clawson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    American football playerhead coach
    Biography

    David Paul Clawson is an American football coach and former player. He currently serves as the head football coach at Wake Forest University, where he was named the 2021 ACC Coach of the Year. Clawson previously served as the head football coach at Fordham University from 1999 to 2003, at the University of Richmond from 2004 to 2007, and at Bowling Green State University from 2009 to 2013. At Wake Forest, his annual salary is $3.6 million.

  49. Graham Jarvis

    Graham Jarvis
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1930-2003 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    stage actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Graham Powley Jarvis was a Canadian character actor in American films and television from the 1960s to the early 2000s.

  50. Ed Case

    Ed Case
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Enrolled in Williams College
    In 1975 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Edward Espenett Case is an American lawyer and Democratic politician serving as the U.S. representative for Hawaii's 1st congressional district, which covers the urban core of Honolulu. He represented the 2nd district, which covers the rest of the state, from 2002 to 2007.

  51. Adena Friedman

    Adena Friedman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Enrolled in Williams College
    Graduated with bachelor's degree in political science
    Occupations
    executive
    Biography

    Adena T. Friedman is an American businesswoman. She currently serves as the President and CEO of Nasdaq, Inc. She was formerly a managing director and CFO of The Carlyle Group. Initially joining Nasdaq in 1993, she returned to Nasdaq from Carlyle in May 2014 as President of Global Corporate and information technology solutions. She was named the CEO of Nasdaq in January 2017, the first woman to lead a global exchange.

  52. Bethany McLean

    Bethany McLean
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    journalistnon-fiction writer
    Biography

    Bethany Lee McLean is an American journalist and contributing editor for Vanity Fair magazine. She is known for her writing on the Enron scandal and the 2008 financial crisis. Previous assignments include editor-at-large, columnist for Fortune, and a contributor to Slate.

  53. Fay Vincent

    Fay Vincent
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1938-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    sports official
    Biography

    Francis Thomas Vincent Jr., known as Fay Vincent, is a former entertainment lawyer, securities regulator, and sports executive who served as the eighth Commissioner of Major League Baseball from September 13, 1989 to September 7, 1992.

  54. Fakhruddin Ahmed

    Fakhruddin Ahmed
    Born in
    Bangladesh Flag Bangladesh
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    economistpoliticianbanker
    Biography

    Fakhruddin Ahmed is a Bangladeshi economist, civil servant, and a former governor of the Bangladesh Bank, the country's central bank.

  55. Robert F. Engle

    Robert F. Engle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    economiststatisticianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Robert Fry Engle III is an American economist and statistician. He won the 2003 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, sharing the award with Clive Granger, "for methods of analyzing economic time series with time-varying volatility (ARCH)".

  56. Max Eastman

    Max Eastman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1883-1969 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    essayistwriterliterary criticopinion journalistpoet
    Biography

    Max Forrester Eastman was an American writer on literature, philosophy and society, a poet and a prominent political activist. Moving to New York City for graduate school, Eastman became involved with radical circles in Greenwich Village. He supported socialism and became a leading patron of the Harlem Renaissance and an activist for a number of liberal and radical causes. For several years, he edited The Masses. With his sister Crystal Eastman, he co-founded in 1917 The Liberator, a radical magazine of politics and the arts.

  57. Jesse Winchester

    Jesse Winchester
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-2014 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    singer-songwritersingermusiciansongwriter
    Biography

    James Ridout "Jesse" Winchester Jr. was an American-Canadian musician and songwriter. He was born and raised in the southern United States. Opposed to the Vietnam War, he moved to Canada in 1967 to avoid being drafted into the US military while the US engaged in the Vietnam War and began his career as a solo artist. His highest-charting recordings were of his own songs, "Yankee Lady" in 1970 and "Say What" in 1981. He became a Canadian citizen in 1973, gained amnesty in the U.S. in 1977 and resettled in Memphis, Tennessee in 2002.

  58. Telford Taylor

    Telford Taylor
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1908-1998 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    historianuniversity teacherwriterarmy officerlawyer
    Biography

    Telford Taylor was an American lawyer best known for his role as Counsel for the Prosecution at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II, his opposition to Senator Joseph McCarthy in the 1950s, and his outspoken criticism of U.S. actions during the Vietnam War in the 1960s and 1970s.

  59. Charles Burke Elbrick

    Charles Burke Elbrick
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1908-1983 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Charles Burke Elbrick was a United States diplomat and career foreign service officer. During his career, he served three ambassadorships: in Portugal, Yugoslavia and Brazil, in addition to numerous minor postings.

  60. Walker Stapleton

    Walker Stapleton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Walker Stapleton is an American politician who served two terms as Colorado's State Treasurer from 2011 to 2019. Stapleton was the Republican nominee for Governor of Colorado in the 2018 election, which he lost to Democrat Jared Polis.

  61. Bernard Bailyn

    Bernard Bailyn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1922-2020 (aged 98)
    Occupations
    writerhistorian of Modern Agehistorianuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Bernard Bailyn was an American historian, author, and academic specializing in U.S. Colonial and Revolutionary-era History. He was a professor at Harvard University from 1953. Bailyn won the Pulitzer Prize for History twice (in 1968 and 1987). In 1998 the National Endowment for the Humanities selected him for the Jefferson Lecture. He was a recipient of the 2010 National Humanities Medal.

  62. Andy Levin

    Andy Levin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Andrew Saul Levin is an American attorney and politician serving as the U.S. representative for Michigan's 9th congressional district since 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, Levin was elected to the House in 2018, succeeding his retiring father, Sander Levin. He is the nephew of former U.S. Senator Carl Levin.

  63. Ethan Zuckerman

    Ethan Zuckerman
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    bloggerhuman rights activistcomputer scientistjournalistwriter
    Biography

    Ethan Zuckerman is an American media scholar, blogger, and Internet activist. He was the director of the MIT Center for Civic Media, and Associate Professor of the Practice in Media Arts and Sciences at MIT until May 2020, and the author of the 2013 book Rewire: Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection, which won the Zócalo Book Prize. In 2020, he became an associate professor of public policy, communication and information at the University of Massachusetts.

  64. Francis Bowes Sayre

    Francis Bowes Sayre
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1885-1972 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    diplomatjuristjudge
    Biography

    Francis Bowes Sayre Sr. was a professor at Harvard Law School, High Commissioner of the Philippines, and a son-in-law of President Woodrow Wilson.

  65. Ranald Slidell Mackenzie

    Ranald Slidell Mackenzie
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1840-1889 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    military officer
    Biography

    Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, also called Bad Hand, was a career United States Army officer and general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was described by General Ulysses S. Grant as its most promising young officer. He also served with great distinction in the following Indian Wars.

  66. Hikmet Çetin

    Hikmet Çetin
    Born in
    Turkey Flag Turkey
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    economistpoliticiandiplomat
    Biography

    Hikmet Çetin is a Turkish politician of Kurdish origin former minister of foreign affairs and was leader of the Republican People's Party (CHP) for a short time. He served also as the Speaker of the Turkish Grand National Assembly.

  67. Arne Carlson

    Arne Carlson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Arne Helge Carlson is an American politician who served as the 37th Governor of Minnesota from 1991 to 1999.

  68. Curtis T. McMullen

    Curtis T. McMullen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    mathematiciantopologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Curtis Tracy McMullen is an American mathematician who is the Cabot Professor of Mathematics at Harvard University. He was awarded the Fields Medal in 1998 for his work in complex dynamics, hyperbolic geometry and Teichmüller theory.

  69. William Finn

    William Finn
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    composersongwriterlyricist
    Biography

    William Alan Finn is an American composer and lyricist. He is best known for his musicals, which include Falsettos, for which he won the 1992 Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Book, A New Brain (1998), and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2005).

  70. Jeb Stuart Magruder

    Jeb Stuart Magruder
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1934-2014 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    politicianwriter
    Biography

    Jeb Stuart Magruder was an American businessman and high-level political operative in the Republican Party who served time in prison for his role in the Watergate scandal.

  71. Stacy Schiff

    Stacy Schiff
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    historianauthorjournalistwriterbiographer
    Biography

    Stacy Madeleine Schiff is an American former editor, essayist, and author of five biographies; her biography of Vera Nabokov, the wife and muse of the Russian-American novelist Vladimir Nabokov, won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize in biography.

  72. Kristin Cashore

    Kristin Cashore
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    writernovelistchildren's writer
    Biography

    Kristin Cashore is an American young adult and fantasy writer.

  73. Clayton Spencer

    Clayton Spencer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    academic
    Biography

    Ava Clayton Spencer is an American attorney and academic administrator serving as the eighth president of Bates College. She previously served as the vice president for institutional policy at Harvard University from 2005 to 2012.

  74. Richard E. Besser

    Richard E. Besser
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    physician
    Biography

    Richard E. Besser is an American doctor and executive who has served as president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation since April 2017. Besser served as the acting director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) from January to June 2009. He was ABC News' former chief health and medical editor.

  75. Stephen Johnson Field

    Stephen Johnson Field
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1816-1899 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudgepolitician
    Biography

    Stephen Johnson Field was an American jurist. He was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from May 20, 1863, to December 1, 1897, the second longest tenure of any justice. Prior to this appointment, he was the fifth Chief Justice of California.

  76. Christine Wormuth

    Christine Wormuth
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Enrolled in Williams College
    Graduated with bachelor's degree in political science
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Christine Elizabeth Wormuth is an American defense official and career civil servant who serves as the United States secretary of the Army since 2021, the first woman to serve in this position. Wormuth previously served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from 2014 to 2016.

  77. James Rudolph Garfield

    James Rudolph Garfield
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1865-1950 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    James Rudolph Garfield was an American lawyer and politician. Garfield was a son of President James A. Garfield and First Lady Lucretia Garfield. He served as Secretary of the Interior during President Theodore Roosevelt's administration.

  78. Eugene Field

    Eugene Field
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1850-1895 (aged 45)
    Occupations
    poetwriterchildren's writereditorjournalist
    Biography

    Eugene Field Sr. was an American writer, best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays. He was known as the "poet of childhood".

  79. Charles Brackett

    Charles Brackett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1892-1969 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm producerwriterfilm director
    Biography

    Charles William Brackett was an American novelist, screenwriter and film producer. He collaborated with Billy Wilder on sixteen films.

  80. Louis Fieser

    Louis Fieser
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1899-1977 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    chemistuniversity teacherinventor
    Biography

    Louis Frederick Fieser was an American organic chemist, professor, and in 1968, professor emeritus at Harvard University. He is known for inventing military effective napalm whilst he worked at Harvard in 1942. His award-winning research included work on blood-clotting agents including the first synthesis of vitamin K, synthesis and screening of quinones as antimalarial drugs, work with steroids leading to the synthesis of cortisone, and study of the nature of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

  81. Pavlos Geroulanos

    Pavlos Geroulanos
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Pavlos Geroulanos is a Greek politician for the Panhellenic Socialist Movement. He served as the Minister for Culture and Tourism of Greece from 2009 until 2012.

  82. Charles W. Whittlesey

    Charles W. Whittlesey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1884-1921 (aged 37)
    Occupations
    lawyermilitary officer
    Biography

    Charles White Whittlesey was a United States Army Medal of Honor recipient who led the "Lost Battalion" in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive during World War I. He was presumed to have committed suicide by drowning when he disappeared from a ship en route to Havana on November 26, 1921, at age 37.

  83. Edward W. Morley

    Edward W. Morley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1838-1923 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    physicistchemistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Edward Williams Morley was an American scientist known for his precise and accurate measurement of the atomic weight of oxygen, and for the Michelson–Morley experiment.

  84. Jeffrey Sutton

    Jeffrey Sutton
    Born in
    Saudi Arabia Flag Saudi Arabia
    Years
    1960-1960 (aged 0)
    Occupations
    judge
    Biography

    Jeffrey Stuart Sutton is an American lawyer and jurist serving as the chief circuit judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

  85. L. E. Modesitt, Jr

    L. E. Modesitt, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    authornovelistwriterscience fiction writer
    Biography

    L. E. Modesitt Jr. is an American science fiction and fantasy author who has written over 75 novels. He is best known for the fantasy series The Saga of Recluce. By 2015 the 18 novels in the Recluce series had sold nearly three million copies. By 2019 there were 22 Recluce novels.

  86. Alan Baxter

    Alan Baxter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1908-1976 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    television actorfilm actorstage actor
    Biography

    Alan Edwin Baxter was an American film and television actor.

  87. Jon S. Tigar

    Jon S. Tigar
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Jon Steven Tigar is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

  88. Bruce Sundlun

    Bruce Sundlun
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1920-2011 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitical scientistpolitician
    Biography

    Bruce George Sundlun was an American businessman, politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as 71st governor of Rhode Island between 1991 and 1995.

  89. Harry Augustus Garfield

    Harry Augustus Garfield
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1863-1942 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    jurist
    Biography

    Harry Augustus "Hal" Garfield was an American lawyer, academic, and public official. He was president of Williams College and supervised the United States Fuel Administration during World War I. He was a son of President James A. Garfield.

  90. Ishrat Hussain

    Ishrat Hussain
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    banker
    Biography

    Ishrat Husain is a Pakistani banker and economist who served as the dean of the Institute of Business Administration and the Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (1999-2006). He presently serves as Advisor to Prime Minister Imran Khan for Institutional Reforms & Austerity, in office since August 2018.

  91. Matthew Nimetz

    Matthew Nimetz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1939-.. (age 83)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Matthew Nimetz is an American diplomat and a former lawyer and retired managing director of a global private equity firm. He was the United Nations Special Representative for the naming dispute between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (now North Macedonia).

  92. Sarah Megan Thomas

    Sarah Megan Thomas
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    actorfilm producermanufacturer
    Biography

    Sarah Megan Thomas is an American actress, writer, director, and producer who has established herself as a filmmaker by creating original and prestigious fare, featuring complex roles for women. Sarah created the concept, co-wrote the story, produced, and starred in the critically well-received Sony Pictures Classics film Equity, which premiered at Sundance and was a New York Times Critic's Pick when released theatrically nationwide.

  93. Daniel Drezner

    Daniel Drezner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    journalistbloggeruniversity teachertelevision producer
    Biography

    Daniel W. Drezner is an American political scientist. He is professor of international politics at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He is known for his scholarship and commentary on International Relations and International Political Economy.

  94. Brian O'Leary

    Brian O'Leary
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-2011 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    astronomerastronautscientistblogger
    Biography

    Brian Todd O'Leary was an American scientist, author, and NASA astronaut. He was part of NASA Astronaut Group 6, a group of scientist-astronauts chosen with the intention of training for the Apollo Applications Program.

  95. John Toland

    John Toland
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1912-2004 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    historianwriternovelist
    Biography

    John Willard Toland was an American writer and historian. He is best known for a biography of Adolf Hitler and a Pulitzer Prize-winning history of World War II-era Japan, The Rising Sun.

  96. William Lowndes Yancey

    William Lowndes Yancey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1814-1863 (aged 49)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalistdiplomatlawyerslaveholder
    Biography

    William Lowndes Yancey was a journalist, politician, orator, diplomat and an American leader of the Southern secession movement. A member of the group known as the Fire-Eaters, Yancey was one of the most-effective agitators for secession and rhetorical defenders of slavery. An early critic of John C. Calhoun at the time of the Nullification Crisis of 1832-33, Yancey began to identify with Calhoun and the struggle against the forces of the anti-slavery movement by the late 1830s. In 1849, Yancey was a firm supporter of Calhoun's "Southern Address" and an adamant opponent of the Compromise of 1850.

  97. Bainbridge Colby

    Bainbridge Colby
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1869-1950 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    diplomatlawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Bainbridge Colby was an American politician and attorney who was a co-founder of the United States Progressive Party and Woodrow Wilson's last Secretary of State. Colby was a Republican until he helped co-found the National Progressive Party in 1912; he ran for multiple offices as a member of that party, but never won.

  98. Andy Goodell

    Andy Goodell
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Andrew W. Goodell is an American politician who was elected to the New York State Assembly in 2010. He is a Republican. Previously, Goodell was the County Executive of Chautauqua County, New York. Goodell represents the 150th Assembly District, which is numerically the last, and geographically the westernmost, of the 150 districts in the Assembly and, as of the 2012 redistricting, aligns with the boundaries of Chautauqua County.

  99. Arthur Levitt

    Arthur Levitt
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1931-.. (age 91)
    Occupations
    journalistbusinessperson
    Biography

    Arthur Levitt Jr. is the former Chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He served from 1993 to 2001 as the twenty-fifth and longest-serving chairman of the commission. Widely hailed as a champion of the individual investor, he has been criticized for not pushing for tougher accounting rules. Since May 2001 he has been employed as a senior adviser at the Carlyle Group. Levitt previously served as a policy advisor to Goldman Sachs and is a Director of Bloomberg LP, parent of Bloomberg News.

  100. Glenn D. Lowry

    Glenn D. Lowry
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    art historianmuseum director
    Biography

    Glenn David Lowry is an American art historian and director of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City since 1995. His initiatives there include strengthening MoMA's contemporary art program, significantly developing the collection holdings in all media, and guiding two major campaigns for the renovation, expansion, and endowment of the museum. He has lectured and written extensively in support of contemporary art and artists and the role of museums in society, among other topics.