List of Harvard University non-graduate alumni


List of Harvard University non-graduate alumni

This is a list of notable people who attended Harvard University, but did not graduate or have yet to graduate. See List of Harvard University people for a fuller list of people affiliated with Harvard.

Name and lifespan Known for Relationship to Harvard
Vincent Astor (1891–1959) businessman and philanthropist Attended College
John Adams II (1803–1834) Aide to his father President John Quincy Adams Attended College; expelled prior to 1823 graduation
Francis Lee Bailey (born 1933) former lawyer Attended College
William J. A. Bailey Radithor scandal Attended College
Andrew Beyer (born ?) horse racing expert Attended College
James Blake (born 1979) tennis player Professional Tennis Player, attended College in 1997-1999
Frank Carlucci (born 1930) United States Secretary of Defense Attended Business School
Jacques Chirac (born 1932) Former President of France and the former Prime Minister of France Attended Summer School in 1953
Hamilton Coolidge (1895–1918) soldier Attended College 1916 but dropped out to fight in World War I {killed in action}; {posthumously awarded an A.B. {War Degree} Harvard Class of 1919}
Alistair Cooke (1908–2004) journalist, broadcaster visiting graduate student
Daniel Cosío Villegas (1898–1976) economist, historian student
Vincent Cronin (born 1924) historian, writer Attended College
Matt Damon (born 1970) actor Attended College
Paul Douglas (1892–1976) United States Senator Attended Graduate School
Edmund Fanning (colonial administrator) (1739–1818) British Colonial Officer and Governor Given AM Degree in 1764
John F. Fitzgerald {1863-1950} Mayor of Boston Massachusetts Attended Harvard Medical School but dropped out 1885 after father died.
John Gould Fletcher (1886–1950) poet and philosopher College (attended 1903-1907, but did not finish)
Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) scientist Never attended College; awarded an honorary degree in 1753 as Class of 1724
Robert Frost (1874–1963) poet Attended College (1897–1899); awarded an honorary degree in 1937
Buckminster Fuller (1895–1983) designer, architect Attended College
William Gaddis (1922–1998) novelist Attended College
Rahul Gandhi (born 1970) Indian Politician Attended College (1990)
Bill Gates (born 1955) Co-founder and Chairman of Microsoft, American entrepreneur, and philanthropist Attended College (1973-197?); awarded an honorary doctorate in 2007
Frank Gehry (born 1929) architect Attended Design School
Ruth Bader Ginsburg (born 1933) Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Attended Law School, later transferred to Columbia
James Halperin (born 1952) Co-founder and Chairman of Heritage Auctions, American entrepreneur, and author Attended College (1970–1972)
William Randolph Hearst (1863–1951) newspaper magnate Attended College
Bruce Henderson (1915–1992) founder of the Boston Consulting Group Attended the Business School
Richard Honaker (born 1951) attorney, former Wyoming legislator, nominee for U.S. District Judge Attended College (1969–1973)
Joel Iacoomis (-1665) Native American student Attended College; died in Shipwreck at Nantucket before receiving his degree as Class of 1665
Lincoln Isham (1892–1971) Great-grandson of Abraham Lincoln; US Agent, World War II Attended College "dropped out from exhaustion"[1]
Henry James (1843–1916) novelist Attended Law School
Kareena Kapoor (born 1980) Bollywood actress Attended Summer School
Philip Kaufman (born 1936) film director, screenwriter Attended Law School
John Key (born 1961) Current Prime Minister of New Zealand Attended College (1981-?), but did not receive degree)
Dan Kiley (1912–2004) landscape architect, architect Attended Design School
Edwin Land (1909–1991) inventor Attended College; awarded honorary doctorate in 1957
Fred A. Leuchter (born 1943) inventor and execution equipment designer Attended for post-graduate studies
Alan Lomax (1915–2002) musicologist Attended College (1932–1933)
John Lomax (1867–1948) musicologist visiting student (1907)
Robert Lowell (1917–1977) poet Attended College
James MacArthur (born 1937) actor Attended Harvard-dropped out in sophomore year to become actor
Rosario Marin (born 1958) Treasurer of the United States Attended KSG Program for State and Local Government Executives
Tshilidzi Marwala (born 1971) academic, community leader, and businessman Attended Harvard Business School
Dustin Moskovitz (born 1984) Co-founder of Facebook, Inc. Attended College
James Murdoch (born 1972) British Sky Broadcasting CEO Attended College
Ogden Nash (1902–1971) poet Attended College (1920–21)
Gabe Newell (born 1962) Co-founder of Valve Corporation Attended College[2]
Eugene O'Neill (1888–1953) playwright Attended College
Gram Parsons (1946–1973) father of country-rock Attended College
Ion Perdicaris(1840–1925) businessman and philanthropist Attended College but left in sophomore year
Mary Peters (born 1948) United States Secretary of Transportation Attended KSG Program for State and Local Government Executives
Albert Pike (1809–1891) Confederate General Attended but then chose not to attend college because of fees
Cole Porter (1891–1964) composer Attended Law and Graduate Schools
Bonnie Raitt (born 1949) singer, songwriter Attended Radcliffe
Jose Luis Razo, Jr. Armed robber Attended College (1985–87)
Eden Riegel (born 1981) actress Attended College (1998–2000)
Laurance Spelman Rockefeller (1910–2004) businessman and philanthropist Attended College but dropped out when he decided not to be a lawyer
Quentin Roosevelt (1897–1918) soldier Attended College 1916 but dropped out to fight in World War I {killed in action}; {posthumously awarded an A.B. {War Degree} Harvard Class of 1919}
Pete Seeger (born 1919) songwriter, singer, activist Attended College
Birendra Bir Bikram Shah (1945–2001) Late King of Nepal Attended for one year (1967–1968)
Robert Gould Shaw (1837–1863) abolitionist, Union Army colonel Attended College (1856–1859) Killed Civil War
Harry Shearer (born 1943) actor, writer Attended Graduate School
Wallace Stevens (1879–1955) poet Special student (1897–1900)
Adlai Stevenson (1900–1965) 1952 and 1956 Democratic U.S. presidential nominee, Governor of Illinois Attended Law School
Sinedu Tadesse (1974–1995) murderer Attended college (1993–1995)
Harry Kendall Thaw {1871-1947} murderer Attended college but expelled
Jonathan Taylor Thomas (born 1981) actor Attended college (2001–2002)
David Foster Wallace (1962–2008) writer Attended graduate school; did not graduate
Marjorie Williams (1958–2005) writer Dropped out after her junior year[3]
Charles W. Woodworth (1865–1940) American entomologist Studied under Hermann August Hagen 1886 to 1888, 1900–1901
Isoroku Yamamoto (1884–1943) World War II Naval Marshal General, Imperial Japanese Navy Visiting student (1919–1921)
Mark Zuckerberg (born 1984) Founder & CEO of Facebook, Inc. Attended College. Created Facebook as an online directory for Harvard students in his sophomore year, left soon after to expand the company.


References

  1. ^ The New Yorker (2/28/1994)
  2. ^ Victoria Murphy Barret, It's A Mod, Mod Underworld, Forbes.com, December 12, 2005
  3. ^ David Von Drehle (January 17, 2005). "Post Columnist Marjorie Williams Dies". The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A14297-2005Jan16?language=printer. Retrieved 2010-09-08. 

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