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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. (born March 14, 1933) is an American record producer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, and film producer. His career spans over 60 years in the entertainment industry with ...more

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#622 of 2,186 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Timefeaturing The Best Quincy Jones Albums of All Timelisted on Tony Robbins' Celebrity Clients

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Duff McKagan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Duff McKagan Bassist, Guitarist, Songwriter
Michael Andrew "Duff" McKagan (born February 5, 1964), sometimes credited as Duff "Rose" McKagan, is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and author. He is ...more

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#28 of 193 The All-Time Best Rock Bassists #122 of 206 The Druggiest Rock Stars of All Time #43 of 69 All Howard Stern Show Musical Performers

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John Hopcroft is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Computer scientist
John Edward Hopcroft (born October 7, 1939) is an American theoretical computer scientist. His textbooks on theory of computation (also known as the Cinderella book) and data structures are ...more
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David James Davies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Pilot, Business magnate, Author
David James Davies (1893–1956), known as D. J. Davies, was a Welsh economist, industrialist, prize winning essayist, author, political activist, pilot, and an internationalist. Davies was a ...more
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Frank Murkowski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Politician, Banker
Frank Hughes Murkowski (born March 28, 1933) is an American retired politician and a member of the Republican Party. He was a United States senator from Alaska from 1981 until 2002 and the ...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 John Rossi (born October 15, 1959) is an American businessman and politician who has served in the Washington State Senate. He is a former Chair of the Washington State Special Olympics. ...more
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Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Basketball player
Elgin Gay Baylor (born September 16, 1934) is an American former basketball player, coach, and executive. He played 14 seasons as a small forward in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for ...more

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#104 of 2,196 The Best Athletes Of All Time #9 of 847 The Top NBA Players Of All Time #7 of 104 The Greatest Lakers of All Time

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Johnny Horton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Composer, Singer
John LaGale "Johnny" Horton (April 30, 1925 – November 5, 1960) was an American country music, honky tonk and rockabilly singer and musician, during the 1950s and early 1960s, best ...more

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Jerry A. Grundhofer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Jerry Grundhofer (born 1945) 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 ...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 (born February 10, 1929), also known as Jim Whittaker, is an American mountaineer and mountain guide. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, on May 1, 1963 he became the ...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 Dennis Spellman (December 29, 1926 – January 16, 2018) was an American politician who was the 18th Governor of Washington between 1981 and 1985 and the first King County Executive from 1969 ...more
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Mary Kay Letourneau is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Mary Kay Letourneau Teacher
Mary Kay Schmitz (formerly Letourneau; née Mary Katherine Schmitz; January 30, 1962) is an American former schoolteacher who pleaded guilty in 1997 to two counts of felony second-degree ...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 (born March 23, 1950) 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 ...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 (born July 8, 1971) is an Indonesian-born American professional poker player based in Marina del Rey, California. He has won five World Series of Poker bracelets. ...more
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Charles Swift is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Lawyer
Charles D. Swift (born 1961) 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 ...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, (October 2, 1930 – February 2, 2018) was a politician and social worker in British Columbia, Canada. He was the 26th Premier of British Columbia for three years between 1972 and
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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 (born October 1, 1936), 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 ...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 Howard (born March 1, 1954) is an American filmmaker and actor. Howard first came to prominence as a child actor, guest starring in several television series, most notably in an ...more

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Carolyne Wright is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Poet
Carolyne Wright (born Bellingham, Washington) is an American 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 (born December 11, 1930) is a former backup second baseman and pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1953, 1955–58), St. Louis Cardinals ...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 (December 11, 1930 – February 21, 2014) was an American Major League Baseball shortstop, outfielder and pitcher. He played his entire five-year baseball career for the ...more
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Rosemary McAuliffe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Seattle University Alumni
Rosemary McAuliffe
Rosemary Ann McAuliffe (née Belmont; August 1, 1940) is a Democratic politician, elected as the Washington State Senator for the 1st District in 1992, beginning her term in 1993. ...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 (Thomas M. Sullivan, b. 1949) was a business news anchor for the Fox Business Network, who also hosts a syndicated radio talk show formerly on the Fox News Radio network.