List of Radcliffe College people


List of Radcliffe College people

The following is a list of individuals associated with Radcliffe College through attending as a student, or serving as college president.

List of presidents

* Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz, 1894-1900 (honorary president 1900-1903)
* LeBaron Russell Briggs, 1903-1923
* Ada Louise Comstock, 1923-1943
* Wilbur Kitchener Jordan, 1943-1960
* Mary Bunting, 1960-1972
* Martina Horner, 1972-1989
* Linda Wilson, 1989-1999

Notable alumnae

* Virginia Hamilton Adair
* Alice Adams (writer)
* Fannie Fern Andrews
* Margaret Atwood, 1961,author
* Elizabeth Bailey
* Tryphosa Bates-Batcheller
* Deborah Batts
* Sallie Bernard, 1979, executive director of Safe Minds
* Gail Lee Bernstein, Japanese historian
* Marsha S. Berzon
* Benazir Bhutto, Late Prime Minister of Pakistan
* Melissa Block, radio journalist, Co-host, "All Things Considered"
* Thérèse Bonney
* Elizabeth Brewster
* Stockard Channing, actress, famous for her roles in "Grease" and "The West Wing".
* Nancy Chodorow
* Natalie Zemon Davis
* Peggy Dulany
* Eva Beatrice Dykes
* Debbie Ellison
* Rebecca Elson
* Barbara Epstein
* Anne Fadiman
* Norma Farber
*Abigail Folger, 1964—American heiress and murder victim.
* Mary Parker Follett
* Anne Garrels
* Katharine Fullerton Gerould
* Carol Gilligan
* Ellen Goodman
* Jennifer Gordon
* Phyllis Granoff
* Linda Greenhouse
* Joyce Ballou Gregorian, 1968 - Science fiction author
* Marjorie Grene
* Lani Guinier
*Amy Gutmann, Current president of the University of Pennsylvania
* Melissa Glenn Haber
* Rachel Hadas
* Olive Hazlett
* Helen Sawyer Hogg
* Elizabeth Holtzman
* Elizabeth Hubbard
* Josephine Hull
* Agnes Irwin, educator
*Rona Jaffe, author
* Nancy Johnson
*Helen Keller, deafblind writer, activist
* Maxine Kumin
* Susanne Langer
*Ursula K. Le Guin, American writer, poet
* Henrietta Swan Leavitt
* Mary Lefkowitz
* Pauline Maier
*Elizabeth Holloway Marston, M.A. 1921—involved in the creation of the comic book character, "Wonder Woman"
* Helen Reimensnyder Martin
* Jessica Mathews
*Anne McCaffrey, 1947—Science fiction author
* Karen Nelson Moore
* Alice Vanderbilt Morris
* Lois Murphy
*Laura Nader, Professor in Controlling Processes
* Daisy Newman
* Deborah Orin
* Mary White Ovington
* Judith Palfrey
* Linda Pastan
* Josephine Preston Peabody
* Katha Pollitt
* Carol Potter (actress)
* Francine Prose
* Julia Quinn, New York Times Best Selling Author
* Bonnie Raitt (attended one year), Grammy-award winning singer and musician.
* Philinda Rand
* Adrienne Rich, poet
* Emeline Hill Richardson
* Alice Rivlin
* Helen Jean Rogers
* Judith Ann Wilson Rogers
* Michelle Rosaldo
* Phyllis Schlafly, conservative political activist, coined term "A choice not an echo"
* Ellen Schrecker
* Mary Sears
* Edie Sedgwick (attended), iconic American socialite and Warhol Superstar
* Carla J. Shatz
* Ellen Biddle Shipman - landscape architect (left after 1 year)
* Diane B. Snelling
* Gertrude Stein, American writer, poet, playwright and feminist
* Doris Zemurray Stone (1909–1994), archaeologist and ethnographer of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican cultures; graduated 1930 [cite journal |author=Union College Office of Communications |year=1995 |month=January |title=Doris Zemurray Stone dies |url=http://www.union.edu/N/DS/edition_display.php?e=662&s=2475 |format=online reproduction |journal=Union College Magazine |location=Schenectady, NY |publisher=Union College |oclc=6850493 |accessdate=2008-08-10]
*Abby Sutherland, cum laude graduate, head mistress, president, and owner of The Ogontz School for Girls. Sutherland deeded the school to Penn State in 1950.
* Mary E. Switzer
* Barbara Tuchman
* Abby Howe Turner
* Ruth Turner
* Jean Valentine
* Julie Vargas
* Emily Vermeule
* Maribel Vinson
* Caroline F. Ware
* Hannah Weiner
* Natalie Wexler
* Lally Weymouth
* Marina von Neumann Whitman
* Charlotte Wilder, M.A.—poet and eldest sister of Thornton Wilder
* Marie Winn

* Not an alumnus of Radcliffe: Eugene C. Barker, premier historian of Texas, taught at Radcliffe while attending Harvard in the 1910s.

Fictional alumnae

*"Brenda Patimkin", from the novella and consequent film "Goodbye, Columbus"
*"Jennifer Cavilleri", from the book and film "Love Story"
*"Florentyna Kane", from Jeffrey Archer's book "The Prodigal Daughter"
*"Sarah Goode", from Wendy Wasserstein's play "The Sisters Rosensweig"
*"Karen Richards", from the film "All About Eve"
*"Patty Pryor", from the television series "American Dreams'

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