Brooklyn Trivia: James Madison High School Distinguished Alumni


Established in 1925, located at 3787 Bedford Avenue, in Brooklyn James Madison High School has graduated four Nobel Prize winners, famous musicians, authors, sports players, and a United States Supreme Court Justice.

James Madison High School

Following the 2008 election there are two sitting U.S. Senators, Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Charles Schumer (D-NY), who are graduates of James Madison.

Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Charles Schumer (D-NY)

Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is also a graduate.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg


James Madison High School

Other notable Alumni include:

  • Carole King, an American composer and singer-songwriter
  • Norm Coleman, former Senator (R-MN),
  • Judith Sheindlin, television personality (Judge Judy)
  • Martin Landau, an American film and television actor
  • Chris Rock, comedian and actor

Source: James Madison High School


  • Kon

    You forgot the most notable alum, Andrew Dice Clay.

    • Norene Wittlin

      Can you do a list for New Utrecht . I am particularly interested to know if Vincent Edwards is on the list.

      • Evan1407

        You can google “notable alumni of New Utrecht High School,” but you won’t find Vince. He grew up in Brownsville. I posted a link but it got deleted.

    • acornwall

      notable? hardly! Forgettable? yes! that why he was forgotten!

      • Evan1407

        I haven’t heard of him in at least 25 years.