Harvard University Alumni

T.S. Eliot

T.S. Eliot as an older man. You are missed T.S. Eliot, you are missed. Photo by: Lisa Levy.





At Harvard University, it’s all about family. Being the oldest institution of higher education in the United States, this prestigious school has a sizable network of alumni. All greatly accomplished, the Harvard University Alumni include the renowned poet T.S. Eliot, the Oscar winning Natalie Portman, and the Tennessee senator and presidential candidate Al Gore.

President Barack Obama

Barack Obama

Photo by: Ethan Bloch

Barack Obama is best known for being the first African-American president of the United States. Obama entered Harvard Law School in the fall of 1988 and was selected as an editor of the Harvard Law Review by the end of his first year. By the end of his second year he was president of the journal and research assistant to the constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe.

President Barack Obama was also known as a senator and was sworn in as a U.S. senator on January 3, 2005 and 2008. A year before, in 2007, Obama announced his candidacy for president; John McCain was nominated as the Republican candidate, and the two engaged in three presidential debates in September and October 2008. Obama won the presidency with 365 Electoral College votes.

In 2012, Obama ran for reelection to the presidency and went up against former Massachusetts Governor Mitt                                                                                Romney.

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Tommy Lee Jones

Tommy Lee Jones

The young Tommy Lee Jones. Such a hansom guy. Photo by: Jeanne Grace.

Tommy Lee Jones is best known for his block buster hits such as The Fugitive co-starring Harrison Ford, Batman Forever co-starring Val Kilmer, and Men in Black with Will  Smith.  His performance in The Fugitive received broad acclaim and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and a sequel.

More recently Tommy Lee Jones has played a role in movie such as Captain America: The First Avenger, Men in Black 3, and Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. Jones’s performance in Lincoln received wide critical acclaim which lead to his fourth Oscar nomination, for Best Supporting Actor.

Jones attended Harvard on a need-based scholarship and stayed in Mower B-12 as a freshman, across the hall from future Vice President Al Gore. Jones also played offensive guard on Harvard’s undefeated 1968 varsity football team. In 1969 Tommy Lee Jones graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English.

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Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris really is a charming lady! Photo by: LBJ Foundation

Doris Kearns Goodwin was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 4th, 1943.

Doris is best known for being a part of the Lyndon B. Johnson administration in 1967 and her work in the Department of Labor and her focus on domestic anti-poverty efforts.

In 1968, Kearns earned a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University, with a thesis titled “Prayer and Reapportionment: An Analysis of the Relationship between the Congress and the Court”. After Doris Kearns Goodwin left the office in 1969 she wrote her first book, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream, which became the launching pad for her writing career.

Doris Kearns Goodwin won the 2005 Lincoln Prize; she was awarded for the best book about the American Civil War, for Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, a book about Abraham Lincoln’s presidential cabinet.

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Harvard University Alumni Association

The Harvard University Alumni Association is all about family and staying connected. From the oldest alumni to the newest freshman, the Harvard University Alumni Association takes pleasure in keeping all the Harvard graduates in close contact.

Current students can participate by partnering with the Senior Class Committee (SCC) which falls under the Harvard University Alumni Association. The goal of the SCC is to bring the class together as a whole by offering leadership, forging community and building a strong identity for the class as it prepares to enter Harvard University Alumni life.

The SCC is also responsible for connecting the Class through communications, Reunions, and other events!