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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Pacific University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Pacific University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Pacific University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Pacific University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Pacific University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Pacific University.

Items include everything from Sarah Palin to Nancy Wilson.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Pacific University?” and “Which celebrities are Pacific University alumni?”

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Alfred Carlton Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Pacific University Alumni
Businessperson, Inventor Alfred Carlton Gilbert was an American inventor, athlete, toy-maker and businessman. Born in Salem, Oregon and died in Boston, Massachusetts, Gilbert is best known as the inventor of the Erector

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Nancy Wilson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Pacific University Alumni
Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actress, and producer. She and her older sister Ann are the core of the rock band Heart.

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Bob Lee is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Pacific University Alumni
American football player Robert Melville Lee is a former professional American football player. He graduated from Lowell High School in 1963. Nicknamed "General" Bob Lee during a brief period of success with ...more

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Olaus Murie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Pacific University Alumni
Forester, Wildlife biologist, Author Olaus Johan Murie, called the "father of modern elk management", was a naturalist, author, and wildlife biologist who did groundbreaking field research on a variety of large northern ...more

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William N. Barrett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Pacific University Alumni
William N. Barrett William Nathan Barrett was an American politician and lawyer in Oregon. A native of Washington County, he served in both chambers of the Oregon Legislative Assembly, including three different ...more

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Les AuCoin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Pacific University Alumni
Les AuCoin Politician, Writer Walter Leslie "Les" AuCoin, is an American politician and the first from the Democratic Party to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon's 1st congressional ...more

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Thomas H. Tongue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Pacific University Alumni
Thomas H. Tongue Thomas H. Tongue was an American politician and attorney in the state of Oregon. Born in England, his family immigrated to Washington County, Oregon, in 1859. In Oregon, he would serve in the ...more

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Edward B. Watson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Pacific University Alumni
Edward B. Watson Edward Byers Watson was an American jurist in the state of Oregon. He was the 12th Chief Justice on the Oregon Supreme Court. Watson served for four years on the state’s highest court, and his ...more

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Harvey W. Scott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Pacific University Alumni
Harvey W. Scott Harvey Whitefield Scott was an American pioneer, newspaper editor, and historian. Scott is best remembered as the long-time editorialist of The Oregonian newspaper and was regarded by his ...more

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Leslie What is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Pacific University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Essayist Leslie What is a writer of fantasy and literary fiction and nonfiction. She grew up in Southern California and attended Santa Ana College, and earned a certificate in Vocational Nursing. She ...more

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William A. Barton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Pacific University Alumni
William A. Barton Lawyer William A. Barton is an American attorney in the state of Oregon. A personal injury lawyer and author, he successfully argued to allow litigation to proceed against the Vatican in the priest sex ...more

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Steven Beckingham is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Pacific University Alumni
Steven Beckingham Actor, Singer Steven Beckingham is a British actor and singer who was born on 6 November 1978 in Frimley Green, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. He has appeared in a few films and TV series including ...more

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Jeannine Hall Gailey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Pacific University Alumni
Jeannine Hall Gailey Jeannine Hall Gailey is an American poet. She earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Cincinnati, master's degree from the University of Cincinnati, and MFA from Pacific University. ...more

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Aaron Elling is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Pacific University Alumni
Aaron John Elling is a former American football placekicker. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football at Wyoming. Elling has also ...more

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A. D. Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Pacific University Alumni
A. D. Williams Dr. A. D. Williams Originally from St.Louis, MO, Mr. Williams, a former Marine and educator resides in Waukegan, IL where he retired as the Deputy to the Director of Naval Education and ...more

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Joseph C. Hare is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Pacific University Alumni
Joseph C. Hare Joseph Coulson Hare was an American politician and lumberman in Oregon. A native of Hillsboro, he was the son of William D. Hare; both were mayors of Hillsboro. Hares Canyon in Washington County ...more

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Gordon Haller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Pacific University Alumni
Gordon Haller Gordon Haller is the winner of the first Ironman Triathlon.

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Jason Boe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Pacific University Alumni
Jason Douglas Boe was an American optometrist from Oregon. A native of California, he served as the 47th president of the Oregon State Senate. Prior to serving in the Senate he was a member of ...more

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Calvin Leroy Van Pelt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Pacific University Alumni
Calvin Leroy Van Pelt Calvin Leroy Van Pelt was a businessman in the U.S. state of Oregon. Born in Alsea, Oregon, in 1924, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was among those who landed on Utah Beach ...more

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William G. Hare is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Pacific University Alumni
William G. Hare William G. Hare was an American lawyer and politician in the state of Oregon. A native Oregonian, he grew up in the Hillsboro area where he later practiced law. A Republican, he served in both ...more

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Rick Dancer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Pacific University Alumni
Rick Dancer Journalist Rick Dancer is an American journalist and politician in the state of Oregon. A native of Hillsboro, he was a longtime anchor for KEZI television in Eugene. Among his other activities as anchor, ...more

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Augustus C. Kinney is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Pacific University Alumni
Augustus C. Kinney Augustus Crouch Kinney was an American physician and scientist in the state of Oregon. A native of Iowa, his family moved to Oregon Country when he was an infant where he was raised and started ...more

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Malcolm Maxwell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Pacific University Alumni
Professor Donald Malcolm Maxwell was the 19th President of Pacific Union College.