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Can you name the famous graduates of Kenyon College?

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Lived (Graduated)PersonNotable for
1925-2008 (1949)Award-winning actor in 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' and 'The Sting'; eponymous salad dressing, the profits of which are donated to charity
1927-1980 (1952)Winning the Pulitzer Prize for his 'Collected Poems' (1972)
1977-present (1999)Coaching Virginia Commonwealth University to an appearance in the 2011 NCAA basketball championship
1917-1977 (1940)Winning two Pulitzer Prizes for his poetry (1947, 1974) and co-founding the Confessional movement
1814-1869 (1834)Serving as Attorney General (1860-61) and Secretary of War (1862-68) under the Buchanan and Lincoln administrations
1822-1893 (1842)Serving as Governor of Ohio (1868-72, 1876-77) and President of the United States (1877-81)
1948-present (1970)Receiving a Guggenheim Fellowship, winning the Robert Frost Prize, and publishing biographies of Lincoln, Whitman, and Nat King Cole
1977-present (2000)Reaching #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list with 'The Fault in Our Stars'; also wrote 'Looking for Alaska'
1927-1986 (1948)Serving as Prime Minister of Sweden (1969-76, 1982-86) and being assassinated
1931-present (1952)Authored novels 'Ragtime' and 'Billy Bathgate'; received National Humanities Medal (1998)
1974-present (1996)Playing Ted Mosby, the lead character on the sitcom 'How I Met Your Mother'
1958-present (1982)Cartoonist of nationally-syndicated comic strip 'Calvin and Hobbes'

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