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Famous History Majors

Famous figures in politics, sports, entertainment, and other areas who have earned a degree in history. Special thanks to the history department at Bethel University.

Brian Dennehy, American actor of film, stage, and screen. (Columbia University)

Pat Robertson, American media mogul, executive chairman, and former Televangelist. (Washington and Lee University)

Annie Proulx, American journalist and author. Won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1994 for her book "The Shipping News"

Errol Morris, American film director. Won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for his film "The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara".

Robert L. Johnson, American media magnate. Founder of BET. (University of Illinois)

Will Forte, American comedic actor and writer, best known for his work on Saturday Night Live. (UCLA)

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Dean Cain, American actor. He is most widely known for his role as Clark Kent / Superman in the popular American television series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. (Princeton University)

John Baldacci, American politician, former Governor of Maine and former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives. (University of Maine)

Gordon Brown, British politician and former Prime Minister. (University of Edinburgh)

Salman Rushdie, author, known for his novel "Midnight's Children" which won various awards. (King's College, Cambridge)

Joe Biden, 47th Vice President of the United States. (Delaware University)

Art Garfunkel, Grammy-award winning American singer, poet, and Golden Globe-nominated actor best known for being one half of the folk duo Simon & Garfunkel.

Elena Kagan, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Julia Child, American chef, author, and television personality.

Christopher Meloni, actor, known for his work in Law & Order: SVU. (University of Colorado at Boulder)

Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton. (Stanford University)

Sam Palmisano, former CEO of IBM.

Sean Astin, actor, best known for his work in "Rudy" and "The Lord of the Rings". (UCLA)

Bill O'Reilly, journalist, best known as the host of The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel. (Marist College)

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