The list of Harvard University people includes notable graduates, professors, and administrators affiliated with
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. For a list of notable non-graduates of Harvard, see notable non-graduate alumni of Harvard. For a list of Harvard's presidents, see
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. Eight
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have graduated from Harvard University: John Adams,
John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams (; July 11, 1767 – February 23, 1848) was an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, and diarist who served as the sixth president of the United States, from 1825 to 1829. He previously served as the eighth United State ...
Rutherford B. Hayes Rutherford Birchard Hayes (; October 4, 1822 – January 17, 1893) was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 19th president of the United States from 1877 to 1881, after serving in the U.S. House of Representatives and as govern ...
, John F. Kennedy, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt,
George W. Bush George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 43rd president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. A member of the Republican Party, Bush family, and son of the 41st president George H. W. Bush, he ...
, and Barack Obama. Bush graduated from
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, Hayes and Obama from
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, and the others from Harvard College. Over 150 Nobel Prize winners have been associated with the university as alumni, researchers or faculty.

Nobel laureates

Pulitzer Prize winners

Royalty and nobility

Science, technology, medicine, and mathematics




Supreme Court justices

Other legal figures




Film, theater, and television

Zhou, Kevin
Justice Kennedy Presides at Law School, Law students face Supreme Court justice in Moot Trial Competition
'' The Harvard Crimson'', November 15, 2006.


Art, architecture, and engineering


Educational institution founders and presidents

* Yoram Ben-Porat (1937–1992), Israeli economist and President of the
Hebrew University of Jerusalem The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI; he, הַאוּנִיבֶרְסִיטָה הַעִבְרִית בִּירוּשָׁלַיִם) is a public university, public research university based in Jerusalem, Israel. Co-founded by Albert Einstein ...
Shlomo Eckstein Shlomo Raber Eckstein (1 November 1929 – 12 January 2020) was an Israeli economist, and President of Bar-Ilan University. Biography Eckstein was born in Wiesbaden, Germany. His family emigrated from Germany before World War II to Mexico, which ...
(1929–2020), Israeli economist and President of
Bar-Ilan University Bar-Ilan University (BIU, he, אוניברסיטת בר-אילן, ''Universitat Bar-Ilan'') is a public research university in the Tel Aviv District city of Ramat Gan, Israel. Established in 1955, Bar Ilan is Israel's second-largest academic ...
* Amos Eiran, Israeli President of the University of Haifa * Yosef Tekoah (1925–1991), Ph.D., Israeli President of the
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) ( he, אוניברסיטת בן-גוריון בנגב, ''Universitat Ben-Guriyon baNegev'') is a public research university in Beersheba, Israel. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has five campuses: th ...

Professors and scholars


See also

* List of Harvard University non-graduate alumni * List of companies founded by Harvard University alumni


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