List of Williams College people

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Williams College
Williams College Seal.svg
Motto E liberalitate E. Williams, armigeri
Motto in English
"Through the Generosity of E. Williams, Esquire"[1]
Type Private
Established 1793 (224 years ago) (1793)
Endowment $2.568 billion (2017)
President Adam Falk
Administrative staff
349 (Fall 2017)
Undergraduates 2,042 (Fall 2017)
Postgraduates 57 (Fall 2017)
Location Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States
Campus Rural, college town; total 450 acres
Athletics Ephs
Mascot The Purple Cow
Website www.williams.edu

Williams College was founded in 1793 and has long held a reputation as a leading institution of higher learning. Despite its small size, the college has produced many prominent alumni, including 8 Pulitzer Prize winners, 10 billionaire alumni, a Nobel Prize Laureate, multiple winners of the National Medal of Science, a Fields Medalist, 54 members of the United States Congress, 22 U.S. Governors, 4 U.S. Cabinet secretaries, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, a President of the United States, CEOs and founders of Fortune 500 companies, high-ranking U.S. diplomats, scholars in academia, literary and media figures, numerous Emmy, Oscar, and Grammy award winners, and professional athletes. Other notable alumni include 35 Rhodes Scholars, 17 Marshall Scholarship winners, and numerous Watson Fellows and Fulbright scholarship recipients. This list of Williams College people – shows students who attended the school and achieved notability in a wide variety of fields.[2][3]

Academia[edit]

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Actors, artists, and filmmakers[edit]

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Business[edit]

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Curators, archaeologists and museum directors[edit]

Many were trained and deeply inspired by Whitney Stoddard, and S. Lane Faison, who headed the art history department at Williams from 1940 to 1969. Referred to as the "Williams Art Mafia" by the New York Times, Williams College art history graduates have maintained a long history of involvement and directorship in the most prominent museums, art trusts, and galleries in the United States.

Government officials and political notables[edit]

Ambassadors, diplomats, and bureaucrats[edit]

Governors and state politicians[edit]

Legislature (State & National)[edit]

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Municipal[edit]

Presidents, prime ministers, and cabinet positions[edit]

Royalty[edit]

Judiciary and legal[edit]

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Medicine[edit]

Military[edit]

Music[edit]

Religion[edit]

Science, technology, and engineering[edit]

Sports[edit]

Trustees[edit]

Writing and journalism[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The Latin word armiger means literally "armour carrier"; in the Middle Ages it meant a knight's shield-bearer or "squire"; by the 18th century it was used to translate Esquire, a rank which by then meant a man holding one of various offices, including military commissions.
  2. ^ "Williams College". US News and World Report. Archived from the original on September 4, 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
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  4. ^ "Richard T. Antoun, Ph.D". Legacy.com. Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin. 7–8 December 2009. Archived from the original on September 4, 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012. Following his graduation from Williams in 1953, he completed a Masters' degree from Johns Hopkins University in International Relations. 
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  6. ^ "About Bernard Bailyn". Harvard.edu. Archived from the original on September 4, 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012. Professor Bailyn received the A.B. degree from Williams College in 1945... 
  7. ^ "John Bascom and Mount Greylock". MarkRondeau.com. Archived from the original on September 4, 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  8. ^ "James Phinney Baxter, 3rd (1893–1975)". Williams College Archives. Archived from the original on September 4, 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  9. ^ "Baxter Fellows". Williams College Office of Student Life. Archived from the original on September 4, 2012. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Term: Chadbourne, Paul Ansel 1823–1883". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved September 26, 2012. 
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  46. ^ "Henry Williams Dwight". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
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  55. ^ "Ferris Jacobs, Jr". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
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  62. ^ "Elijah H. Mills". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  63. ^ "Chris Murphy". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  64. ^ "Jesse O. Norton". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  65. ^ "Abram B. Olin". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  66. ^ "Frank C. Osmers, Jr". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  67. ^ "John G. Otis". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  68. ^ "John Palmer". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 4 November 2012. 
  69. ^ "Job Pierson". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  70. ^ "James Porter". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  71. ^ "Edward Rogers". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  72. ^ "Henry W. Seymour". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  73. ^ "Jonathan Sloane". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  74. ^ "Horace B. Smith". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  75. ^ "George N. Southwick". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
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  77. ^ "Solomon Strong". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  78. ^ "Mark Udall". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
  79. ^ "Samuel Finley Vinton". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 7 November 2012. 
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