COLT 1914

List of Yale University people

Yalies are persons affiliated with Yale University, commonly including alumni, current and former faculty members, students, and others. Here follows a list of notable Yalies.



Nobel laureates

Pulitzer Prize winners

Technology and innovation



College founders and presidents

Professors and scholars

Law and politics

Presidents and vice presidents, other heads of state, prime ministers and ministers

Supreme Court justices

Information can be verified through the Biographical Directory of Federal Judges.

U.S. senators

Information can be verified at the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress.


Alumni who have served as Governors may also have served in other government capacities, such as President or Senator. In such cases, the names are left un-linked, but are annotated with a "See also:" which links to the section on this page where a more detailed entry can be found.

Executive council members

The following have worked within the cabinet for their respective governments.


Justices and attorneys

See also: Supreme Court Justices


Public intellectuals



Other legislators



History, literature, art, and music





(In alphabetical order by last name, if available)


Heads of Collegiate School, Yale College, and Yale University

Rectors of Yale College birth–death years as rector
1 Rev. Abraham Pierson (1641–1707) (1701–1707) Collegiate School
2 Rev. Samuel Andrew (1656–1738) (1707–1719) (pro tempore)
3 Rev. Timothy Cutler (1684–1765) (1719–1726) 1718/9: renamed Yale College
4 Rev. Elisha William(s) (1694–1755) (1726–1739)
5 Rev. Thomas Clap (1703–1767) (1740–1745)

Presidents of Yale College birth–death years as president
1 Rev. Thomas Clap (1703–1767) (1745–1766)
2 Rev. Naphtali Daggett (1727–1780) (1766–1777) (pro tempore)
3 Rev. Ezra Stiles (1727–1795) (1778–1795)
4 Timothy Dwight IV (1752–1817) (1795–1817)
5 Jeremiah Day (1773–1867) (1817–1846)
6 Theodore Dwight Woolsey (1801–1899) (1846–1871)
7 Noah Porter III (1811–1892) (1871–1886)
8 Timothy Dwight V (1828–1916) (1886–1899) 1887: renamed Yale University
9 Arthur Twining Hadley (1856–1930) (1899–1921)
10 James Rowland Angell (1869–1949) (1921–1937)
11 Charles Seymour (1885–1963) (1937–1951)
12 Alfred Whitney Griswold (1906–1963) (1951–1963)
13 Kingman Brewster, Jr. (1919–1988) (1963–1977)
14 Hanna Holborn Gray (1930– ) (1977–1977) (acting)
15 A. Bartlett Giamatti (1938–1989) (1977–1986)
16 Benno C. Schmidt, Jr. (1942– ) (1986–1992)
17 Howard R. Lamar (1923– ) (1992–1993) (acting)
18 Richard C. Levin (1947– ) (1993– )


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