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


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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

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

  2. 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.

  3. Madison has also produced six Nobel Prize winners along with countless other famous names that you haven’t mentioned.

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