List of Williams College people

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Williams College
Motto E liberalitate E. Williams, armigeri
Established 1793
Type Private
President Adam Falk
Admin. staff 286
Undergraduates 1,945
Postgraduates 59
Location Williamstown, MA, USA
Campus Rural
Athletics Ephs
Mascot Purple cow
Website www.williams.edu

Because of a history dating back to 1793 and a consistent reputation as a leading institution of higher learning, there is a long list of Williams College people - students who attended the school and achieved notability in a wide variety of fields.[1][2]


Academia[edit]

Actors, artists, and cinema[edit]

Business[edit]

Curators and museum directors[edit]

Many were trained and deeply inspired by Whitney S. Stoddard and S. Lane Faison, who headed the art history department at Williams from 1940 to 1969.

Government officials and political notables[edit]

Ambassadors, diplomats, and bureaucrats[edit]

Governors and state politicians[edit]

Legislature[edit]

Municipal[edit]

Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Cabinet positions[edit]

Royalty[edit]

Judiciary and legal[edit]

Medicine[edit]

  • Richard Besser, M.D., 1981, Former Acting Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Mitchell Besser, M.D., 1977, founder, mothers2mothers.
  • Walter Bortz II, M.D., 1951, Professor at Stanford Medical School and author of books on aging.
  • Louis R. Caplan, M.D., 1958, physician and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.
  • David Chelmow, M.D., 1984, Professor and Chairman of the Virginia Commonwealth University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
  • Barton Childs, M.D., 1938, pediatrician and geneticist at Johns Hopkins.
  • Albert Coons, M.D., 1933, pathologist-immunologist and recipient of the 1959 Albert Lasker Award in Basic Research.
  • Toby Cosgrove, M.D., 1962, chairman and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic.
  • Jonathan Fielding, M.D., 1964, Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
  • Stanley Foster, M.D., 1955, led successful fight to rid world of smallpox.
  • Robert McCabe, Jr., M.D., 1948, kidney transplant specialist.
  • Michael Roizen, M.D., author of best-seller You: The Owner's Manual, Chairman of RealAge, Inc., former Dean, Syracuse University Medical School, administrator at the Cleveland Clinic.
  • R. Michael Scott, M.D., 1962, head of Pediatric Neurosurgery Department at Boston Children's Hospital; Professor of Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School.
  • Brian G. Smith, M.D., 1978, Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation and of Pediatrics and Clinical Nursing at Yale Medical School
  • Craig R. Smith, M.D., 1970, lead surgeon on medical team that performed open-heart surgery on President William Clinton; Professor of Surgery at Columbia University Medical School.
  • Scott Solomon, M.D., 1981, Professor of Medicine at Harvard University, Director of Noninvasive Cardiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital.
  • Norman Spack, M.D., 1965, pediatric endocrinologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School.
  • Henry Reed Stiles, 1876, Superintendent of the State Homeopathic Asylum for the Insane, author of several well-regarded historical and genealogical works
  • Edward J. Wing, M.D., 1967, Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences, Brown University, Alpert Medical School.
  • William G. Troyer Jr., M.D., 1956, Professor of Medicine at University of Illinois and Chief of Staff emeritus, University of Illinois Hospital.

Military[edit]

Recipients of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign, or Afghanistan Campaign Medals[edit]

  • Dick Pregent 1976
  • Bill Couch 1979
  • Kathy Sharpe Jones 1979
  • Eric McDonnald 1981
  • Sean Crotty 1984
  • Rob Reed 1986
  • Jerry Rizzo 1987
  • Paul Danielson 1988
  • JR Rahill 1988
  • Rachel Booth 1994
  • Erik White 1994
  • Chris Campin 1995
  • Rebecca Doucette 1995
  • Elizabeth Gray 1995
  • Brian Rooney 1995
  • Ronald Alcala 1997
  • John Bozeman 1998
  • Bungee Cooke 1998
  • Lee Kindlon 1998
  • Dan Ornelas 1998
  • Zack Pace 1998
  • Robert Watkins 1998
  • Ben Kamilewicz 1999
  • Felipe Perez 1999
  • Matt Terzella 1999
  • Brad Whitworth 1999
  • Chris Sweatman 2000
  • Joel Iams 2001
  • Robert MacDougall 2001
  • Nathan Krissoff 2003, killed in action on December 9, 2006.
  • Peter Walke 2003
  • Galen Thorpe 2004
  • Evan Bick 2006
  • John Silvestro 2006
  • Brad Brecher 2006
  • Brad Shirley 2007

Music[edit]

Religion[edit]

Science, technology, and engineering[edit]

Sports[edit]

(A list of Williams' Olympians is available at the Williams Sports Info website.)

Writing and journalism[edit]

References[edit]

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