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Oct 21 2010
1 1981: Rosa Parks, African American civil rights activist 11816
2 Chevy Chase, comedian, attended for one semester 9109
3 2002: Bill Cosby, American actor, comedian, television producer, and activist. [link] 9003
4 1983: Paul Simon, American singer-songwriter and guitarist of folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel 5797
5 1985: Elie Wiesel, Romania-born American novelist, political activist, and Holocaust survivor. Author of Night. 5597
6 2004: Jane Goodall, English primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist. [link] 4644
7 2004: Paul Krugman, American economist and a columnist for The New York Times. [link] 4371
8 2005: Dave Matthews, Grammy-winning lead vocalist and guitarist for the Dave Matthews Band [link] 4013
9 Cornel West, Assistant Professor of Philosophy (1987–88). currently Professor of Religion at Princeton University. 2751
10 Judd Nelson, actor, did not graduate 2654
11 Daniel Dae Kim '90, actor, Lost 2626
12 2001: Chinua Achebe, Nigerian novelist and poet. Author of Things Fall Apart. 2374
13 2000: Edward Said, Palestinian-American literary theorist and outspoken Palestinian activist. [link] 2302
14 1993: Arthur Ashe, prominent African American tennis player and humanatarian. Winner of three Grand Slam titles. 1391
15 1998: Wynton Marsalis, one of the most prominent Jazz musicians of his age 1251
16 1991: Freeman Dyson, physicist and mathematician 1164
17 1982: Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, former South African politician who has held several government positions and headed the African National Congress' Women's League 978
18 Dave Barry '69 English, Pulitzer Prize-winning humor columnist 905
19 Jon Kabat-Zinn '64, noted mindfulness meditation 795
20 2000: Madeleine L'Engle, American writer best known for her children's books, particularly the Newbery Medal-winning A Wrinkle in Time. [link] 771
21 J. Howard Marshall '26, Texan billionaire oil tycoon, who married Anna Nicole Smith in his late 80s 680
22 1989: Audre Lorde, writer, poet, and activist 675
23 Fredric Jameson '54, Marxist cultural and literary critic, William A. Lane Professor of Comparative Literature and Romance Studies at Duke University. 593
24 Josh Byrnes '92, general manager of the National League's Arizona Diamondbacks. 533
25 John C. Whitehead '43, former Co-Chairman of Goldman Sachs, deputy U.S. Secretary of State under Reagan and current chairman of Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, Whitehead Campus Center is his namesake 530
26 Maxfield Parrish, (attended 1888-1891), American painter 500
27 2008: Anna Deavere Smith, Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-nominated American actress, playwright, and professor 495
28 Juan Williams '76 Philosophy, National Public Radio senior correspondent 487
29 1991: Catharine MacKinnon, feminist legal scholar 479
30 Oscar Goodman '61, Mayor of Las Vegas 467
31 Dale Cooper, FBI detective in David Lynch's Twin Peaks. 449
32 Lloyd Alexander (attended ca. 1940, did not graduate), Newbery Medal-winning author 417
33 Nicholson Baker '79, novelist, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. 321
34 Philip Noel-Baker, Baron Noel-Baker 1908, Nobel Laureate (1959), Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, chairman of the British Labour Party, architect of the League of Nations; Olympian and captain of Great Britain's Chariots of Fire Olympic track team. 276
35 John Dickson Carr '29 was an American author of detective stories, who also published under the pen names Carter Dickson, Carr Dickson and Roger Fairbairn 275
36 1999: Daniel Schorr, legendary broadcast journalist 231
37 Christopher Morley, class of 1910, novelist, poet, and essayist 200
38 Joseph Hooton Taylor, Jr. '63 Physics, Nobel laureate (Physics, 1993), Dean of Faculty at Princeton University 191
39 Theodore William Richards class of 1885, Nobel laureate (Chemistry, 1914), first American to win a Nobel in Chemistry 185
40 Rob Simmons '65, former Congressman (Republican of Connecticut) 167
41 Mark Geragos '79, defense attorney for Winona Ryder and Michael Jackson 149
42 2010: Bob Herbert, Columnist for The New York Times 141
43 Arn Tellem '76, attorney and sports agent. Clients have included Tracy McGrady, Jason Giambi, and Pau Gasol. 141
44 Gerald M. Levin '60 Religion, former Time Warner Inc. Chief Executive Officer 124
45 Ronald M. Shapiro '64, attorney and sports agent, Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler (past clients include Hall of Famers Cal Ripken, Jr., Jim Palmer, Brooks Robinson, Kirby Puckett, and Eddie Murray) 109
46 Henry Drinker '00, lawyer, ethics scholar, and musicologist 108
47 Charles Mathias '44, former U.S. Senator, Maryland 99
48 Ken Ludwig '72, Tony Award-winning playwright of Lend Me a Tenor and Crazy for You 89
49 1979: Tony Taylor, second baseman and coach. 88
50 John Carroll '63, former executive vice president and editor of The Los Angeles Times, currently the first Knight Visiting Lecturer at Harvard's Shorenstein Center 86
51 Evan Jones '49, poet, playwright, and screenwriter 81
52 Frank Conroy '58, author, late director of the Iowa Writers Workshop 70
53 Stephen J. Lippard '62, Arthur Amos Noyes Professor of Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 70
54 David Ellis '58 Chemistry, former president of Lafayette College (1978–1990), former president of the Boston Museum of Science. 69
55 Michael Sells, Gest Professor of Comparative Religions at Haverford 1984-2005. Author of Approaching the Qur'an: The Early Revelations. Current Barrows Professor of Islamic History and Literature at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. 66
56 Craig Owens '71, art critic and theorist. 64
57 Marc Melitz '89, Professor of Economics, Harvard College 63
58 Akira Iriye '57, Professor of History, Harvard University, President of American Historical Society. 60
59 Andrew Lewis '53, former CEO Union Pacific, Secretary of Transportation under Ronald Reagan 58
60 Rufus Jones (class of 1885) author, philosopher and founder of the American Friends Service Committee 57
61 Ron Christie '91, former special assistant to President George W. Bush and deputy assistant to Vice President Dick Cheney 54
62 Norman Pearlstine former editor-in-chief of Time Magazine 54
63 Richard J. Bernstein, Professor of Philosophy (1966–1989), author of John Dewey (1966), current Dean of Graduate Studies, New School of Social Research. 52
64 Elisabeth Young-Bruehl, author and psychoanalyst, former student and biographer of Hannah Arendt. 51
65 Bruce Lincoln '70, author of Holy Terrors and professor at the University of Chicago Divinity School 49
66 Robert Neuwirth, '81, Philosophy, Author of acclaimed "Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, A New Urban World" 47
67 Julius Katchen '47, concert pianist, recognized by Eugene Ormandy at his debut concert playing Mozart's Piano Concerto in D-Minor (age 10) 44
68 Barry Zubrow '75, Chief Risk Officer at JPMorgan Chase; Former Chief Administrative Officer at Goldman Sachs. 37
69 Roy Gutman '66, Pulitzer prize winning journalist, author 36
70 Edward A. Shanken '86, University of Amsterdam, Author, Art and Electronic Media (Phaidon, 2009). 36
71 Josh Mankiewicz '77, Correspondent, Dateline NBC 34
72 Jack N. Rakove '68 History, Coe Professor of History, Stanford University, Pulitzer Prize '97. 34
73 Ken Nakayama '62, Edgar Pierce Professor of Psychology, Harvard University 32
74 Kermit Lipez ‘63, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit 32
75 Joshua Kurlantzick '98, journalist and author, special correspondent for The New Republic 31
76 Eugene Ludwig '68, Chairman & CEO, Promontory Financial Group, and former U.S. Comptroller of the Currency 30
77 Adam Zachary Newton, Professor of English, Yeshiva University 30
78 Gary Born '78, International Arbitrator and Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP 27
79 Terry Belanger '63, 2005 MacArthur Fellow, University Professor and Director of Rare Book School, University of Virginia. 24
80 Hunter R. Rawlings III '66 Classics, 10th President of Cornell University from 1995-2003 (made interim president again in 2005), former President of University of Iowa 24
81 Roberto Castillo-Sandoval, Associate Professor of Spanish. Chilean Author. 22
82 David Scull Bispham 1876, Baritone, Metropolitan Opera and Covent Garden soloist, author of A Quaker Singer's Recollection, 1920 22
83 Adi Ignatius '81, Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Business Review 21
84 Iwao Ayusawa, Japanese Labour relations author 21
85 James Tyson class of 1860, Dean of University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. 18
86 Robert Hecht Jr. '41, collector, dealer and expert in antiquities 17
87 Tony Petitti '83, President and Chief Executive Officer, MLB Network. 17
88 John Morse '73, president and publisher of Merriam-Webster 16
89 Robert MacCrate, '43, Sullivan & Cromwell Vice Chairman and legal education reformer 16
90 Stephen G. Emerson '74, former Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, UPenn and President, Haverford College (2007–present). 15
91 Elaine Tuttle Hansen, Provost of Haverford College 1995-2002, Current President of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. 15
92 Ed Sikov, film scholar and author of Mr. Strangelove: A Biography of Peter Sellers and On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder 12
93 Roger Lane, Benjamin R. Collins Research Professor in history, winner of the prestigious Bancroft Award from Columbia University and the Best Book Award from the Urban History Association 12
94 Thad Levine '94, Assistant General Manager of the Texas Rangers 11
95 Douglas C. Bennett '68, former provost of Reed College, current president of Earlham College. 10
96 2007: Ghebre Selassie Mehreteab, '72, CEO,The NHP Foundation, builder of affordable housing, Barbara Ehrenreich, columnist essayist, and author. Author of Nickel and Dimed 10
97 Ken Stern '85, CEO of NPR 9
98 David Thornburgh ‘81, Executive Director, Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania (2008–present) 7
99 Curt Cacioppo, Professor of Music. American contemporary composer. 7
100 Norman Hill, civil rights activist, Black labor leader 6
101 Karl Paranya '97, first NCAA Division III runner to run a sub-four minute mile and world record holder in the indoor 4x800 relay race. 6
102 Howard Lutnick '83, Chairman and CEO of the Cantor Fitzgerald Company. 6
103 Elihu Grant, writer, Professor of Biblical literature 1917-1938 5
104 Christoph M. Kimmich '61, current president of Brooklyn College 5
105 John R. Hogness '43, former dean of school of medicine and president of University of Washington. The first President of the Institute of Medicine. < 5
106 David F. Hamilton ’79, Judge, U.S. Court Appeals for the Seventh Circuit < 5
107 Michael Hoeflich '73, Dean of Kansas (1994–2000) and Syracuse (1988–94) Law Schools. < 5
108 1992: Thomas L. Friedman, American journalist, author and a three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize < 5
109 Henry J. Cadbury, Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) < 5
110 William H. Harris, '49, for which Harris Hip Score was named after, Alan Gerry Chair of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School. < 5
111 Ronald F. Thiemann, Chairman of Religion (1975–1985), Dean of Harvard Divinity School (1986–1998). < 5
112 Robert T. Sataloff, '71, MD and DMA, Otolaryngologist and Choral Director at Thomas Jefferson University and Curtis Institute of Music. < 5
113 Thomas S. Inui, '65, founder and Paul C. Carbot Professor of Harvard Medical School Ambulatory Care and Prevention Division. < 5
114 Koichiro Matsuura '61 Economics, former Japanese Ambassador to France, 1999-now, Director-General of UNESCO < 5
115 Thomas N. Bisson '53, Henry Charles Lea Professor of Medieval History (Emeritus), Harvard University. < 5
116 Jonathan Rhoads '28, former Chairman of Surgery at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, President of American College of Surgeons. < 5
117 William M. Chace '61, former president of Wesleyan University and Emory University. < 5
118 Charles Canady '76, former member of Congress. Florida Supreme Court Justice who coined the term "partial-birth abortion". < 5
119 Loren Ghiglione '63, the Richard A. Schwarzlose Professor of Media Ethics at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University < 5
120 Cal McCaffrey, D.C. reporter in State of Play < 5
121 Benjamin Bidlack, brand strategist at Interbrand < 5
122 Dennis Stern '69, senior vice president and deputy general manager of The New York Times. < 5
123 Paul R. Rablen '88, Chair, Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Swarthmore College. < 5
124 1981: Chambon-sur-Lignon, France, Town in France that harbored thousands of Jews during the Holocaust < 5
125 James Dahlberg '62, professor of biomolecular chemistry, University of Wisconsin–Madison < 5
126 Joel Selanikio ’86 Sociology, pediatrician, epidemiologist, social entrepreneur, and technologist. Winner of the Haverford College award in 2005, and the Lemelson-MIT award for sustainability in 2009 (for his work in creating technology for global health). Named by Forbes magazine in 2009 as one of the nine most powerful innovators. Former adviser to Tommy Thompson, former Secretary for Health and Human Services. < 5
127 Steve Cary, Quaker and former president of the American Friends Service Committee, Nobel Laureate as representative of the AFSC for their work during World War II < 5
128 Stephen Desiderio '74, professor of molecular biology and genetics at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, director of Johns Hopkins Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences. < 5
129 Anthony Amsterdam '57, MacArthur Fellow, University Professor of Law, NYU. < 5
130 James H. McKerrow, '68, Robert E. Smith Endowed Chair in Experimental Pathology, UCSF, former head of Biomedical research Graduate Program UCSF practitioner and researcher. < 5
131 George Segal, actor, attended < 5
132 Jordan Pober '71, Professor Immunology and Dermatology, Yale School of Medicine. < 5
133 Douglas B. Gardner '83, Executive Managing Director of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., died in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. < 5
134 Jeremy R. Rutter '67, Chair, Dept. of Classics of Dartmouth College < 5


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