Famous Alumni of Yale University - Celebrities from Yale University - page 3

The Yale University, situated in the United States, is one of the most reputed educational institutions in the world, which has been attracting students from several countries every year. It is believed that the name of the university has been derived from Elihu Yale, a governor of the East India Company, known for his generosity. He apparently donated a lot to the university and the name Yale was the institution’s way of paying tribute to the late governor. The infrastructure of the university is simply outstanding. The dining hall and the library, in particular, deserve a special mention. The remarkable Goth architecture and the breathtaking campus might remind you of the ‘Hogwarts’ school from the ‘Harry Potter’ movie franchise. Several noteworthy public figures were once students of this remarkable institution. Democrat leader Hillary Clinton is an alumnus of the notable Yale University and apparently visits her alma mater quite often. Her husband Bill Clinton, who was the 42nd President of the United States, known for his outstanding leadership skills, had studied here too. Former American President George W Bush, Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep and noted journalist Anderson Cooper are a few other famous personalities among Yale’s alumni. The university is also notable for producing several students who went on to become a part of the American intelligence agency ‘CIA’. In addition, there are several rumors of this university being a hotbed for creepy secret societies. Here is a list of notable Yale alumni who have made a mark in various spheres of life and inspired others to follow suit!

Check out the list of notable Yale University alumni. Some of the notable Yale University students are Hillary Clinton, Ben Carson, George W. Bush, George H. W. Bush and James Franco.

The Most Famous Alumni of Yale University

Francis Greco1968CanadianFrancis Greco is the ex-husband of Hollywood actress Lauren Holly
Nathan HaleJune 6, 1755AmericanNathan Hale was an American patriot and martyr who fought for the Continental Army during the American War of Independence
Claire DanesApril 12, 1979AmericanClaire Danes is a critically acclaimed American film and TV actress
Jennifer ConnellyDecember 12, 1970AmericanJennifer Connelly is an Academy Award winner American actress who started out as a child artist and reached the epitome of her film career with the movie ‘A Beautiful Mind’.
Tom SteyerJune 27, 1957AmericanTom Steyer is an American billionaire hedge fund manager and banker
Allen DullesApril 7, 1893AmericanAllan Dulles was an America lawyer and diplomat who later became the head of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
David DuchovnyAugust 7, 1960AmericanDavid William Duchovny is an American actor, writer and director
Samuel P. HuntingtonApril 18, 1927AmericanSamuel Phillips Huntington was a famous American political scientist who proposed the controversial thesis of ‘The Clash of Civilizations’
Grace HopperDecember 9, 1906AmericanGrace Murray hopper was an American computer scientist who is renowned for programming the first computers and was involved in development of COBOL
Noah WebsterOctober 16, 1758AmericanNoah Webster was a famous American lexicographer, political writer, editor and English language spelling reformer
Clarence Thomas

Clarence Thomas

Clarence Thomas serves as the Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

AmericanJune 23, 1948131 views

Cole Porter

Cole Porter was a famous American composer and songwriter

AmericanJune 9, 1891146 views

Allen Dulles

Allan Dulles was an America lawyer and diplomat who later became the head of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

AmericanApril 7, 1893314 views

Alan Dershowitz

Alan Dershowitz is a famous American lawyer, who has authored many books

Sinclair Lewis

Sinclair Lewis was the first American writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature

Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck is an American television and radio host, political critic, author, television network producer, media celebrity, and businessman

AmericanFebruary 10, 1964206 views

Potter Stewart

Potter Stewart was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court known for his contributions to criminal laws

AmericanJanuary 23, 1915123 views

Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor is one of the most illustrious American choreographers of the 20th century

AmericanJuly 29, 1930154 views

Noah Webster

Noah Webster was a famous American lexicographer, political writer, editor and English language spelling reformer

AmericanOctober 16, 1758277 views