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

List of famous alumni from Seattle University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Seattle University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Seattle University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Seattle 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 Seattle University.

List features graduates like Elgin Baylor, Quincy Jones.

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

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Quincy Jones is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Record producer Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. is an American record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company ...more

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Duff McKagan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Bassist, Guitarist, Songwriter Michael Andrew "Duff" McKagan is an American musician and writer. He is best known for his twelve-year tenure as the bassist of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he achieved ...more

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John Hopcroft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Computer scientist John Edward Hopcroft is an American theoretical computer scientist. His textbooks on theory of computation and data structures are regarded as standards in their fields. He is the IBM Professor ...more

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David James Davies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Pilot, Business magnate, Author Dr. D.J. Davies, was a Welsh economist, industrialist, prize winning essayist, author, political activist, pilot, and an internationalist. Davies was a world traveller before returning home to ...more

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Frank Murkowski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Politician, Banker Frank Hughes Murkowski is an American politician and a member of the Republican Party. He was a United States Senator from Alaska from 1981 until 2002 and the eighth Governor of Alaska from 2002 ...more

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Dino Rossi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Real Estate Broker Dino Rossi is a former member of the Washington State Senate. He is an American commercial real estate executive, two-time Republican candidate for Governor of Washington, and former Republican ...more

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Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Basketball player Elgin Gay Baylor is a retired American basketball player, coach, and executive. He played 13 seasons as a forward in the National Basketball Association for the Minneapolis / Los Angeles Lakers, ...more

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Johnny Horton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Composer, Singer John Gale "Johnny" Horton was an American country music and rockabilly singer most famous for his semi-folk, so-called "saga songs" which began the "historical ...more

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Jerry A. Grundhofer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Jerry Grundhofer is the former CEO and Chairman of U.S. Bancorp. He graduated from Seattle University in 1965. In 1993, he became the president of Star Banc Corporation and held that position ...more

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Jim Whittaker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Jim Whittaker Mountaineer James W. Whittaker, also known as Jim Whittaker is an American mountaineer. As a member of the American Mount Everest Expedition 1963 led by Norman Dyhrenfurth, he was the first American to ...more

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Julie Larson-Green is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Businessperson Julie Larson-Green is the Chief Experience Officer of Microsoft's "My Life & Work" team at Microsoft, where she has worked since 1993. Larson-Green notably managed the ...more

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John Spellman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Politician John Spellman appeared in the 2009 documentary film The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner.

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Mary Kay Letourneau is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Teacher Mary Kay Fualaau is a former schoolteacher who pleaded guilty to two counts of felony second degree rape of a child, her 12-year-old student, Vili Fualaau. Her plea agreement called for six ...more

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Peter W. Chiarelli is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Peter W. Chiarelli Peter W. Chiarelli is a retired United States Army general who served as the 32nd Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army from August 4, 2008 to January 31, 2012. He also served as commander, ...more

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John Juanda is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Professional Poker Player Johnson "John" Juanda is an Indonesian-born American professional poker player based in Marina del Rey, California. He has won five World Series of Poker bracelets.

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Charles Swift is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Lawyer Charles D. Swift is an attorney and former career Navy officer, who retired in 2007 as a Lieutenant Commander in the Judge Advocate General's Corps. He is most noted for having served as defense ...more

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Dave Barrett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Dave Barrett Politician, Social work David Barrett, OC OBC, commonly known as Dave Barrett, is a retired politician and social worker in British Columbia, Canada. He was the 26th Premier of British Columbia for three years between ...more

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Patrick Henry Brady is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Patrick Henry Brady Patrick Henry Brady, is a retired United States Army major general. While serving as a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War, he received the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military ...more

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Ron Howard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Ronald William "Ron" Howard is an American film director, producer and actor. He came to prominence playing Opie Taylor in the sitcom The Andy Griffith Show for eight years, and later ...more

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Carolyne Wright is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Poet Carolyne Wright is a poet.

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Carolyn Nelson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Carolyn Nelson is a North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party member of the North Dakota Senate, representing the 21st district since 1994. She currently serves as Assistant Minority Leader. She was ...more

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Johnny O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Johnny O'Brien Baseball player John Thomas O'Brien is a former backup second baseman and pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Braves. O'Brien batted and ...more

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Eddie O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Baseball player Edward Joseph O'Brien was an American Major League Baseball shortstop, outfielder and pitcher. He played his entire five-year baseball career for the Pittsburgh Pirates. His twin brother, ...more

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Rosemary McAuliffe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Rosemary McAuliffe Rosemary McAuliffe is a Democratic politician, elected as the Washington State Senator for the 1st District in 1992, beginning her term in 1993. Preceding her election to the State Senate, ...more

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Thomas M. Sullivan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Thomas M. Sullivan Journalist Tom Sullivan is a business news anchor for the Fox Business Network, who also hosts a syndicated radio talk show on the Fox News Radio network.

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Tom Gorman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Tom Gorman Tennis player Tom Gorman is an American tennis player.

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Frank Oleynick is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Frank Oleynick Frank "Magic" Oleynick is a retired American basketball player. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, he played collegiately for Seattle University. He played for the US national team in ...more

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Gerri Russell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Gerri Russell Gerri Russell is an award-winning American romantic fiction author, currently residing in the Pacific Northwest with her family.

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Gary P. Brinson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Gary P. Brinson is a former investor and money manager. He is the founder of Brinson Partners a Chicago-based asset management firm acquired in 1994 by Swiss Bank Corporation, the predecessor of ...more

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Francis Schuckardt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Francis Schuckardt Francis Konrad Schuckardt was an American Traditionalist Catholic independent bishop and the first known bishop of the sedevacantist movement in the United States. Sedevacantism holds that Pope ...more

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Leo Hindery is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Leo Hindery Businessperson, Investor Leo Hindery, Jr. is an American businessman, author, political activist and philanthropist. Hindery is Managing Partner of InterMedia Partners, a New York-based media industry private equity ...more

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Jason Cascio is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Jason Cascio Jason Cascio is a former American soccer player for Kitsap Pumas in the USL Premier Development League.

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Steve McConnell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Steve McConnell Software Engineer, Writer Steven C. McConnell is an author of many software engineering textbooks including Code Complete, Rapid Development, and Software Estimation. He is often cited as an expert in software ...more

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Calvin Tang is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Calvin Tang Calvin Tang is founder of social news media web site Newsvine.com, located in Seattle, Washington. Newsvine, Inc. was acquired by NBCNews.com in 2007, for an undisclosed sum. Following the ...more

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Richard A. Jones is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Richard A. Jones Judge Richard A. Jones is an attorney and a United States federal district judge in Seattle, Washington. His varied career includes service as a deputy prosecuting attorney for King County, ...more

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John Fishbaugher is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
John Fishbaugher John Fishbaugher is an American soccer player currently playing for Washington Crossfire in the USL Premier Development League.

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E. Gene Smith is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
E. Gene Smith E. Gene Smith was a scholar of Tibetology, specifically Tibetan literature and history.

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Richard Labunski is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Richard Labunski Richard Labunski is a journalism professor at the University of Kentucky and newspaper columnist who is notable for being an outspoken advocate for reforming the United States Constitution in ...more

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Maria Orosa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Maria Orosa Maria Orosa e Ylagan was a Filipino food technologist, pharmaceutical chemist, humanitarian and war heroine. She experimented with foods native to the Philippines and formulated food products ...more

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Rudy D'Amico is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Rudy D'Amico Rudy D'Amico is a professional National Basketball Association scout, and former college and professional basketball coach, who coached Maccabi Tel Aviv to the European Champions Cup in 1981. He ...more

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Hazem Salah Abu Ismail is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Politician, TV Personality, Lawyer Hazem Salah Abu Ismail is an Egyptian lawyer and Salafi Islamist politician. He has been described by The Economist as a "populist Salafist." In the aftermath of the 2013 Egyptian coup ...more

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Mutanda Kwesele is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Mutanda Kwesele Mutanda Kwesele is a Zambian footballer.

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Sean Morris is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Sean Morris

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Gary M. Gray is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Professor Gary M Gray is Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology), Emeritus at Stanford University.

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Fred Jarrett is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Fred Jarrett Fred Jarrett is the Deputy King County Executive and a former Democratic member of the Washington State Senate, representing the 41st district since January 2009. He was first elected to the ...more

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Allan Golston is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Allan Golston Allan Golston is the president of the United States Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He leads the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s five areas of strategy, policy and ...more

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Anne Bremner is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Anne Bremner Anne Melani Bremner is an American trial attorney based in Seattle, Washington. She has performed legal work on a number of high-profile cases, including in the murder of Meredith Kercher in ...more

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Tom Trebon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Tom Trebon