List of Williams College people

name = Williams College

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city = Williamstown
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Because of a history dating back to 1793 and a consistent reputation as an elite 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.


*John Bascom 1849, President of the University of Wisconsin-Madison
*Bernard Bailyn 1945, Historian at Harvard University
*Michael Beschloss 1977, called "the nation's leading presidential historian" by Newsweek.
*Julian Charles Boyd 1952, American linguist, reputed for his expertise on modality in English, as well as for his pedagogical excellence at the University of California, Berkeley, where he spent most of his academic career as Professor of English and Director of the English Language Program.
*Sterling Allen Brown 1922, African-American teacher, literary critic, and poet.
*James MacGregor Burns 1939, Pulitzer Prize winning author.
*Lucy Calkins 1973, Professor at Columbia University, director of the Reading and Writing Project, recipient of the Bicentennial Medal in 1993.
*Vincent Cannato, Historian, University of Massachusetts, Boston
*Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Rabbi and Professor of Jewish Theology, University of Wales, Lampeter
*Robert Coombe 1970, Chancellor, University of Denver.
*Allison Davis 1924, sociologist.
*Anna Christina De Ozorio Nobre 1985, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Oxford.
*Daniel Drezner 1990, Professor at Tufts University, political commentator
*Robert F. Engle 1964, won the 2003 Nobel Prize in Economics "for methods of analyzing economic time series with time-varying volatility" (ARCH models) and holds the Armellino Chair at New York University (NYU). He graduated with Highest Honors in Physics.
*Willard F. Enteman 1959, former president of Bowdoin College
*S. Lane Faison 1929, art historian.
*Kristin Forbes 1992, Associate Professor of International Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and Member, Council of Economic Advisers (confirmed by the [the United States Senate in 2003, she is the youngest person to ever hold this position).
*Keith Griffin 1960, former president of Magdalen College, Oxford.
*Mark Hopkins 1824. According to former U.S. president James A. Garfield (see below), "Give me a log hut, with only a simple bench, Mark Hopkins on one end and I on the other, and you may have all the buildings...", often misquoted as '...a log, with Mark Hopkins on one end and me on the other..."
*Catharine Hill 1976, president of Vassar College
*Walter Kaufmann 1941, philosopher, poet, and translator.
*Alvin Kernan 1949, educator (Williams, Yale, Princeton), author and historian.
*John Leahy 1984, Professor of Macroeconomics New York University.
*Stephen Lewis 1960, former president of Carleton College.
*Earl R. Mandle 1963, president of the Rhode Island School of Design.
*Curtis T. McMullen 1980, Professor of Mathematics at Harvard and winner of the 1998 Fields Medal for his work in complex dynamics.
*Barrington Moore Jr. 1936, leading figure in Comparative Politics and professor at Harvard.
*Daniel Muzyka 1975, Dean of the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.
*Stewart C. Myers 1967, Professor of Financial Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
*William Ouchi 1965, American professor and author in the field of business management.
*Earl Potter 1968, President of St. Cloud State University.
*Richard Repp 1957, master of St. Cross College, Oxford.
*Thomas Hedley Reynolds 1942, 5th President of Bates College.
*David Ruder 1951, Professor and former Dean, Northwestern University School of Law, and former Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
* Bruce Russett 1956, Professor of Political Science Yale University, leading figure in International Relations.
*Michael Scanlan 1953, president of University of Steubenville.
*James C. Scott 1958, Sterling Professor of Political Science and director of Agrarian Studies at Yale.
*Joseph William Singer 1976, Bussey Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
*Herbert Stein 1935, former Chair, Council of Economic Advisers (and father of Ben Stein).
*Lester Thurow 1960, the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Professor of Management and Economics, and former Dean (1987-1993), MIT Sloan School of Management.
*Richard Warch 1961, president of Lawrence University.

Actors, artists, and cinema

*Laylah Ali 1991, artist.
*Sebastian Arcelus 1999, Broadway actor.
*Gordon Clapp 1971, Emmy Award-winning actor on NYPD Blue.
*Walker Evans 1926, noted photographer, especially for the Farm Securities Administration during the Great Depression; dropped out after his freshman year.
*John Frankenheimer 1951, director of "The Manchurian Candidate" and other notable films.
*Ulrich Franzen 1942, architect.
*Saxton Freymann 1980, artist.
*Max Gail 1965, actor.
*A.R. Gurney 1952, playwright, The Dining Room and Sylvia.
*Tao Ho 1960, architect.
*Elia Kazan 1931, writer and Oscar-winning director of Gentleman's Agreement and On the Waterfront as well as A Streetcar Named Desire and other major films.
*Art Lande 1968, jazz pianist.
*John Bedford Lloyd 1978, actor.
*Charlotte Neuville 1973, clothes designer.
*Kevin O'Rourke 1978, actor.
*Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle 1983, artist.
*Barbara Ernst Prey 1979, artist.
*John Sayles 1972, Hollywood genre writer and director of a number of independent films including "Lone Star" and "Eight Men Out".
*Stephen Sondheim 1950, composer and lyricist for stage and screen and one of the most popular composers in Broadway musical history.
*Paul Stekler 1974, documentarian.
*David Strathairn 1970, Oscar-nominated actor. Performed in "Sneakers", "Dolores Claiborne", "Memphis Belle", "L.A. Confidential", and "Good Night, and Good Luck".
*Ken Talley 1982 Hubbard Hutchinson Fellowship; dancer, Lewitzky Dance Co 1985-1995.
*Sydney Walsh 1983, actress.
*Alexander Lee-Hom Wang 1998, Singer, songwriter, actor.
*Martha Williamson 1977, Producer, Touched by an Angel.
*Frederick Wiseman 1951, director of "Titicut Follies" and other documentaries.
*Mayda Del Valle 2000, Broadway actress "Def Jam Poets", winner "National Slam Poetry".


*Herbert A. Allen, Jr. 1962, President and Chief Executive Officer of Allen & Company, a privately held investment firm and host of a storied annual media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho.
*Charles Tracy Barney 1858, President of the Knickerbocker Trust Company, a prominent New York trust which failed in the Panic of 1907.
*Herbert H. Lehman 1899, co-founder and former CEO of Lehman Brothers Investment Bank, Governor and U.S Senator for New York
*Edgar Bronfman 1950, Chairman and CEO of Seagram Company Inc (the international beverage conglomerate and parent company of Warner Music and Universal Pictures).
*Steve Case 1980, founder and former CEO of America Online.
*Edward Cabot Clark 1831, corporate attorney and co-founder with Issac Singer of the Singer Manufacturing Company, in New York.
*Chase Coleman 1997 is founder and president of Tiger Global Management.
*E. Mandell de Windt 1943, former CEO of Eaton Corp.
*Michael R. Eisenson 1977, founder and CEO of Charlesbank Capital Partners
*William Foote, Chairman and CEO of USG Corp.
*Chuck Fruit 1969, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President of Coca-Cola.
*Richard Georgi 1987 is founder and managing partner of Grove International Partners.
*Andreas Halvorsen 1986 is founder and chief investment officer of Viking Global Investors.
*William Klopman 1943, former CEO of Burlington Industries.
*Bernard Lanvin 1958, president of Lanvin Perfumes.
*James B. Lee 1975, Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
*Robert I. Lipp 1960, Chairman and CEO of Travelers Property Casualty Corp.
*John B. McCoy 1965, former CEO of Bank One.
*Robert Nutting 1983, Chairman of the Board and Principal Owner, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chairman and CEO, Odgen Newspapers and Nutting Newspapers
*Clarence Otis, Jr. 1977, CEO of Darden Restaurants.
*Stephen D. Paine 1954, founding partner of Wellington Management Company, LLP
*Bo Peabody 1994, founder of Tripod (sold to Lycos in 1998 for $64 million) and Chairman of Village Ventures.
*Leigh Perkins 1950, president of Orvis Co.
*Addison ("Tad") Piper 1968, Founder and Chairman of Piper Jaffray
*Joseph L. Rice, III 1954, founder of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc., one of the oldest and most respected private equity investment firms in the world (and Trustee Emeritus of Williams College).
*Robert Rich 1963, president of Rich Products Corp.
*Bob Scott 1968, former President of Morgan Stanley.
*Mayo Shattuck III 1976, President and CEO of Constellation Energy Group and former Chairman of Alex Brown, LLC.
*Walter Shipley 1957, former president of Chemical Bank.
*Henry R. Silverman 1961, Chairman and CEO of Cendant Corporation
*Willa Black 1982, Director of Marketing Cisco Systems Inc.
*Edson Spencer 1948, former chairman of Honeywell, Inc.
*George Steinbrenner 1952, owner of the New York Yankees.
*Frederick Ferris Thompson 1854, bank founder.
*Peter Willmott 1959, former president and Chief Operating Officer of Fedex, former C.E.O. of Carson Pirie Scott and Zenith Electronics. Chairman of the Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago.
* [ James D. Marver] 1972 Co-Founder of Vantage Point Venture Partners
*Daniel Kaufman 1990, Co-Founder Direct-Revenue internet Pop-Up Ad Comapny.

Curators and museum directors (aka the "Williams art mafia")

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.
*Brent Benjamin, 1986, Director St. Louis Art Museum.
*Robert Buck, 1961, Director, Brooklyn Museum.
*John W. Coffey, 1978, Deputy Director, North Carolina Museum of Art.
*Michael Govan, 1985, Director, Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
*Laura Steward Heon 1998, Director SITE Santa Fe.
*Thomas Krens 1969, Director Guggenheim Museums Worldwide.
*John R. Lane 1966, Director Dallas Museum of Art.
*Glenn D. Lowry 1976, Director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York City.
*Earl A. Powell III 1966, Director of the National Gallery of Art 1992–present.
*James Rondeau 1994, Curator of Contemporary Art, Art Institute of Chicago
*Joseph C. Thompson 1981, Director, MASS MoCA.
*Kirk Varnedoe 1968, MoMA Chief Curator of painting and sculpture until his death in 2003.
*James N. Wood, 1963, Former Director and President of the Art Institute of Chicago (1980–2004); December 2006: Named President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust.

Government officials and political notables

Ambassadors, diplomats, and bureaucrats

*Janet Brown 1973, Executive Director, Commission on Presidential Debates.
*Henry Catto 1952, United States Information Agency director and former ambassador to Britain.
*Charles Burke Elbrick 1929, Career Ambassador
*Donald Gregg 1951, former national security advisor to Vice President Bush and Ambassador to South Korea, currently President and Chairman of the Korea Society.
*Richard Helms 1935, former Central Intelligence Agency. director and ambassador to Iran.
*Kim Kyung-Won 1959, former South Korean Ambassador to the United States (1985-88) and Ambassador to the United Nations (1982-85), currently President of the Seoul Institute for Social Sciences
*Takayuki Kimura 1964, director of cultural affairs, Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
*Arthur Levitt Jr. 1952, Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, 1993–2001.
*Susan Schwab 1976, United States Trade Representative (2006-present), former Dean, University of Maryland School of Public Policy
*Mitchell Reiss 1979, senior American diplomat and former Director of Policy Planning at the United States Department of State
*Rodolphe M. "Skip" Vallee 1983, Ambassador to the Slovak Republic (2005-present)

Governors and state politicians

*Don Beyer 1972, Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.
*Arne Carlson 1957, 37th governor of the state of Minnesota.
*Martha Coakley 1975, Attorney General of Massachusetts.
*Sanford Dole 1867, governor of Territory of Hawaii.
*Alfred E. Driscoll 1925, 60th governor of the state of New Jersey.
*Joseph B. Ely 1902, 58th governor of the state of Massachusetts.
*Philip Hoff 1948, 73rd governor of the state of Vermont.
*Henry Hoyt 1849, 18th governor of the state of Pennsylvania.
*Herbert H. Lehman 1899, 49th governor of the state of New York and a co-founder of Lehman Brothers.
*John Chapman "Chap" Petersen 1990, 2008 Virginia State Senator 34th District, 2005 candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.
*Bill Simon 1973, two-time California gubernatorial candidate.
*Bruce Sundlun 1946, 69th Rhode Island Governor.
*Nathanial Tallmadge 1814, last governor of the Territory of Wisconsin.
*Gilbert Carlton Walker 1854, 43rd governor of the state of Virginia.
*Emory Washburne 1817, 27th governor of the state of Massachusetts.
*Charles S. Whitman 1890, 44th governor of the state of New York.
*Charles Williams 1800, 20th governor of the state of Vermont.
*William Durkee Williamson 1804, 2nd governor of the state of Maine.


*Elisha Hunt Allen 1823, Maine First Congressional District (1841-1843).
*Chester Ashley 1811(?), Arkansas Senator (1844-1848).
*Daniel Barnard 1818, New York Congressman (1827-1829, 1839-1845).
*Samuel Rossiter Betts 1806, New York Congressman (1815-1817).
*Lewis Bigelow 1803, Massachusetts Congressman (1821-1823).
*Victory Birdseye 1804, New York Congressman (1815-1817).
*John Palmer, ca. 1810, U.S. Congressman from New York (1817-1819 and 1837-1839).
*Bernard Blair 1825, New York Congressman (1841-1843).
*Samuel Augusutus Bridges 1826, Pennsylvania Congressman (1848-1849, 1853-1855, 1877-1879).
*Edward Espenett Case 1975, Hawai'i Second Congressional District (2003-2007).
*Alfred Clark Chapin 1869, New York Congressman (1891-1892).
*Timothy Childs 1811, New York Congressman (1829-1831, 1835-1839, 1841-1843).
*Horace Francis Clark 1833, New York Congressman (1857-1861).
*John C. Clark 1811, New York Congressman (1827-1829, 1837-1843).
*Ernest Harold Cluett 1896, New York Congressman (1937-1943).
*Rodolphus Dickinson 1821, Ohio Congressman (1847- died in office on March 20, 1849).
*James Dixon 1834, Connecticut Congressman (1845-1849) and Senator (1857-1869).
*Michael Edward Driscoll 1877, New York Congressman (1899-1913).
*Henry Williams Dwight 1809(?), Massachusetts Congressman (1821-1831).
*Charles Ellsworth Goodell 1948, New York Congressman and Senator (1959-1971).
*Jack Hiler 1975, Indiana Congressman, (1981 to 1991).
*Myron Holley, Erie Canal builder and New York State Assemblyman
*John James Ingalls 1855, Kanas Senator (1873-1891).
*Ferris Jacobs, Jr. 1856, New York Congressman (1881-1883).
*Chris Murphy 1996, Connecticut Congressman (2007-present)
*Francis Lynde Stetson New York representative in the 28th U. S. Congress
*Mark Udall 1972, Colorado Congressman (1998-present).
*Samuel Finley Vinton 1814, Ohio Congressman (1823-1836, 1843-1851).
*William Lowndes Yancey (member of the class of 1833 but did not graduate), Alabama Congressman (1844-1846) and Confederate Senator from Alabama (1862-1863).


*Elisha Johnson, Mayor of Rochester, New York (1838)
*Kevin White 1952, Mayor of Boston (1968–1983).

Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Cabinet positions

*Fakhruddin Ahmed Chief Advisor of the Caretaker Government (title given to the Interim Prime Minister) of Bangladesh since January 12, 2007. Formerly he was the Governor of Bangladesh Bank, the central bank of the country, responsible for making the country's monetary policies. Obtained Masters in Development Economics.
*William John Bennett 1965, Secretary of Education under President Ronald Reagan. Appointed as the United States' first drug czar under President George H. W. Bush.
*Bainbridge Colby 1890, Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson and founder of United States Progressive Party.
*James A. Garfield 1856, President of the United States.
*James Rudolph Garfield 1885, U.S. Secretary of the Interior
*Edward McPherson 1967, Undersecretary of Education under George W. Bush.
*Goh Chok Tong Prime Minister of Singapore (1990-2004). Received Masters from Williams [ Center for Development Economics] .


*Prince Hussain Aga Khan 1997, Shia Muslim Royalty.
*Reza Pahlavi (would have been 1983), former Crown Prince of Iran, matriculated at Williams, but left after his freshman year due to the Islamic Revolution led by Ayatollah Khomeini.

Judiciary and legal

*George Weston Anderson 1886, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
*Samuel Rossiter Betts 1806, Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
*Dickinson Richards Debevoise 1948, Senior Judge, United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.
*Joseph A. Diclerico, Jr. 1963, Judge, United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire.
*Morris Leopold Ernst 1909, lawyer and co-founder American Civil Liberties Union.
*Stephen J. Field 1837, Associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court and chief architect of the constitutional theory that protected industry from Federal regulation during the rapid industrialization that followed the Civil war.
*Lee Parsons Gagliardi 1941, Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
*William Ball Gilbert 1868, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
*Robert Joseph Kelleher 1935, Senior Judge, United States District Court for the Central District of California.
*John Milton Killits 1880, Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
*Anthony T. Kronman 1968, Dean (1994-2004) and Sterling Professor of Law, Yale Law School.
*Edward Cochrane McLean 1924, Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
*Paul Michel 1963, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
*Abram Baldwin Olin 1835, Judge, United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
*Howard Frederic Sachs 1947, Senior Judge, United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
*Jeffrey Sutton 1983, Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
*Telford Taylor 1928, prosecutor of Nazis at the Nuremberg Trials, General in the U.S. Army, and professor of law at Columbia University and Yeshiva University's Cardozo School of Law.
*Edward E. Wilson 1892, Assistant State Attorney (Cook County, IL), 1912-1947.


*Toby Cosgrove, M.D., 1962, chairman and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic.
*Stanley Foster, M.D., 1955, led successful fight to rid world of small pox.
*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.
*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.
*Brian G. Smith, M.D., 1978, Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital; Associate Professor of Medicine at Yale Medical School. Pediatric Spine Surgeon.


*Charles White Whittlesey 1905, awarded Medal of Honor for his actions as commander of the famed Lost Battalion of WWI. Was named as one of the "three outstanding heroes of the AEF" (Allied Expeditionary Force) by General Pershing.
*William Bradford Turner 1914, awarded Medal of Honor posthumously for actions in France 1918
* Edwin Bliss Wheeler 1939, Major General in the Marine Corps, for whom the Marine Corps Infantry Officer Course honor award is named.

=Recipients of one or more of the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign, or Afghanistan Campaign Medals=

* Dick Pregent 1976
* Bill Couch 1979
* Kathy Sharpe Jones 1979
* Eric McDonnald 1981
* Sean Crotty 1984
* Jerry Rizzo 1987
* Paul Danielson 1988
* JR Rahill 1988
* Rachel Booth 1994
* Erik White 1994
* Chris Campin 1995
* Elizabeth Gray 1995
* Brian Rooney 1995
* 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
* Nathan Krissoff 2003, killed in action on December 9, 2006.
* Peter Walke 2003
* Galen Thorpe 2004
* Evan Bick 2006


*Bill Barbot 1991, guitarist/bass player with Jawbox and Burning Airlines.
*Chris Collingwood 1989, Fountains of Wayne member.
*Kris Delmhorst, singer/songwriter
*William Finn 1974, Broadway composer of musicals, among other shows, Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and winner of the Tony award.
*Jason Howland 1993, Composer of the Broadway musical Little Women, which opened in January 2005 at the Virginia Theatre.
*Warren Hunke 1942, Singer/Pianist; Founder, Metropolitan Schools Choral Festival
*Adam Schlesinger 1989, Fountains of Wayne and Ivy member.
*Stephen Sondheim 1950, pre-eminent Broadway composer of musicals. Sondheim premiered Phinney's Rainbow, a satire of Williams, and All that Glitters while at Williams.
*Lee-Hom Wang 1998, singer-songwriter and actor in East Asia.
*Jesse Winchester 1966, Singer/Songwriter.
*Nick Zammuto 1999, of The Books.
*Marcus Hummon 1984, Nashville-based singer songwriter, Twice nominated for the Grammy, won for Best Country Song ("Bless the Broken Road" performed by Rascal Flats) in 2006. Sometimes performs with a band called Redwing.


*Wallace E. Conkling, 7th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago.
*Samuel Johnson Howard 1973, 8th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Florida.
*Timothy Lull 1965, President of Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.

cience, technology, and engineering

*John M. Darby 1831, botanist, created first catalogue of flora of the southeastern United States.
*Alexander L. Fetter 1958, Director of the Laboratory for Advanced Materials and former Chair of the Physics Department, Stanford University (1985-1990).
*J.T. Gulick (1855-1859) Evolutionary biologist.
*Chapman Grant 1910, biologist and herpetologist, grandson of President Ulysses S. Grant
*G. Stanley Hall 1867, the father of American Psychology and the first American to be awarded a Ph.D. in Psychology.
*William Higinbotham 1932, American physicist credited with creating the first video game.
*Edward Morley 1860, who co-performed the Michelson-Morley experiment, one of the most famous experiments in the history of physics.
*Ethan Zuckerman 1993, a co-founder of Tripod, founder of Geekcorps, and a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society.


*Ben Lee Boynton 1921, football player who was named to Walter Camp's All-American teams in 1919 and 1920, played in the early years of the NFL and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.
*Ethan Brooks 1996, NFL player for the Dallas Cowboys.
*Dan Calichman 1990, MLS All-Star.
*Dave Clawson 1989, College Fooball coach, Offensive Coordinator - University of Tennessee Volunteers.
*Jim Duquette 1988, senior vice president of baseball operations for the Baltimore Orioles.
*John Jay 1938, Rhodes Scholar and American skiing pioneer. Invented the ski film in its modern form.
*Kristine Karlson 1985, world rowing champion.
*Jonathan Kraft 1986, operator, investor and owner's representative to the New England Patriots, New England Revolution and Gillette Stadium. He is also COO of The Kraft Group.
*Jack Maitland 1970, American football player who played running back in the NFL in the 1970's and earned a Super Bowl ring with the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl V.
*Frank "Buck" O'Neill 1902, College Football Hall of Fame coach
*Roland Palmedo 1917, had a great influence on skiing in America. He started both the Stowe and Mad River Glen ski areas in Vermont and was a founder of the National Ski Patrol.
*Dave Paulsen 1987, head coach, Bucknell men's basketball, coached Williams to 2003 Division III national championship
*Robert L. "Nob" Rauch 1980, former Executive Director of the Ultimate Players Association and President of the World Flying Disc Federation and a member of the [ Ultimate Hall of Fame] .
*George Steinbrenner 1952, owner of the New York Yankees.
*Harold Z. Steinbrenner 1991, General Partner of New York Yankees.
*Fay Vincent 1960, former Major League Baseball commissioner.
*Michael Weiner 1983, General Counsel for the MLBPA.(A list of Williams' Olympians is available at the [ Williams Sports Info] website.)

Writing and journalism

*Peter Abrahams (US Author), writer of crime thrillers.
*Stephen Birmingham 1950, writer.
*Sterling Brown 1922, poet.
*Erin Burnett 1998, CNBC Anchor of Squawk on the Street and Street Signs
*Hal Crowther 1966, author and essayist.
*William Cullen Bryant 1814, poet and Editor-in-Chief New-York Evening Post (later the New York Post) for half a century (1828-78).
*Mika Brzezinski 1989, reporter on MSNBC and daughter of Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Advisor under Jimmy Carter.
*Dominick Dunne 1949, author.
*Gary Fisketjon 1976, editor.
*Michael Himowitz 1969, Baltimore Sun Columnist and Editor.
*Greg Jaffe 1991, Pulitzer Prize winner.
*Christopher Jones 1962, multiple EMMY winning Anchor, Correspondent, Commentator Channel 5 (Fox TV) 36 years in NYC
*John Kifner 1963, longtime writer and editor at The New York Times.
*Edward Larson 1974, [ 1998] Pulitzer Prize winner in History for "Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate Over Science and Religion".
* Dan Keating 1984, Pulitzer Prize winner.
*Tim Layden 1978, Sports Illustrated writer.
*David Marash 1964, Nightline correspondent.
*Joseph McElroy 1951, author.
*Jay McInerney 1976, author of "Bright Lights, Big City".
*Bethany McLean 1992, author of "The Smartest Guys in the Room", on the collapse of Enron.
*L. E. Modesitt, Jr. 1965, author of science fiction and fantasy, noted especially for his Recluce series.
*R. A. Montgomery 1958, Author/Creator of the Choose Your Own Adventure Series.
*Paul Neely 1968, former Publisher of the Chattanooga Times, Williams College Trustee
*Sonia Nazario 1982, Pulitzer Prize winner.
*Stacy Schiff 1982, Pulitzer Prize winner.
*Eric Schmitt 1982, Pulitzer Prize winner.
*Hedrick Smith 1955, 1974 Pulitzer Prize winner in international reporting.
*John Toland 1936, writer.
*Norah Vincent 1990, syndicated columnist and author of Self-Made Man
*Charles Webb 1961, author of the novel The Graduate. (The novel begins "Benjamin Braddock graduated from a small Eastern college on a day in June.")

External links

* [ Williams Students Online]
* [ EphNet alumni site]

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