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Famous University Of Puget Sound Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to University of Puget Sound and be of some renown.

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

Use every item on this list for yours, from Ted Bundy to Darby Stanchfield.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Puget Sound?” and “Which celebrities are University of Puget Sound alumni?”
  • 1

    Ted Bundy


    AgeDec. at 42 (1946-1989)

    BirthplaceBurlington, Vermont, United States of America

    Theodore Robert Bundy (born Theodore Robert Cowell; November 24, 1946 – January 24, 1989) was an American serial killer and necrophile who kidnapped, raped, and murdered numerous young women and...  more

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  • 2

    Jeff Smith

    Author, Actor

    AgeDec. at 65 (1939-2004)

    BirthplaceTacoma, Washington, United States of America

    Jeffrey L. Smith (January 22, 1939 – July 7, 2004) was the author of several best-selling cookbooks and the host of The Frugal Gourmet, a popular American cooking show which began in Tacoma,...  more
  • 3

    AgeDec. at 80 (1926-2007)

    BirthplaceTacoma, Washington

    Edward Randle "Ed" LaChapelle (May 31, 1926 – February 1, 2007) was an American avalanche researcher, glaciologist, mountaineer, skier, author, and professor. He was a pioneer in the field of...  more
  • 4
    Mike Bair is vice president of Business Strategy Marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes and is responsible for leading strategic business planning and marketing for the organization's products...  more
  • 5
    Justin Lanioux Jaschke is the founder and former chief executive officer of Verio, one of the world's largest domain hosting companies. ...  more
  • 6

    Dale Chihuly

    Sculptor, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceTacoma, Washington, United States of America

    Dale Chihuly (born September 20, 1941) is an American glass sculptor and entrepreneur. His works are considered to possess outstanding artistic merit in the field of blown glass, "moving it into...  more
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    BirthplaceRichland, Tri-Cities, Washington

  • 8

    Sean Parnell

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceCalifornia, Contiguous United States, Central California, Hanford, Kings County

    Sean Randall Parnell (born November 19, 1962) is an American attorney and politician. He succeeded Sarah Palin in July 2009 to become the tenth governor of Alaska and served until 2014. Parnell was...  more
  • 9


    BirthplaceKodiak, Alaska, USA

    Darby Leigh Stanchfield (born April 29, 1971) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Abby Whelan in the ABC political drama series Scandal (2012–2018). Stanchfield is also known...  more
  • 10

    Mike Oliphant

    American football player


    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

    Michael Nathaniel Oliphant (born May 19, 1963) is a former American football running back in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Browns. He also played in...  more
  • 11

    Ross Shafer

    Comedian, Actor


    BirthplaceMcMinnville, Oregon, USA

    Ross Shafer (born Ross Alan Shafer December 10, 1954), is an American comedian and network television host-turned-motivational and leadership speaker/consultant, based in Denver, Colorado....  more
  • 12

    George Obiozor



    BirthplaceImo State

    George Obiozor (born August 15, 1942) was a Nigerian professor and diplomat. He was the Nigerian Ambassador to the United States. He studied at the Institute of African Studies, and Albert Schweitzer...  more
  • 13

    Terry Castle



    BirthplaceSan Diego, California

    Terry Castle (born October 18, 1953) is an American literary scholar. Once described by Susan Sontag as "the most expressive, most enlightening literary critic at large today," she has published...  more
  • 14

    Scott Bateman

    Scott Bateman (born January 30, 1964) is a left-leaning political cartoonist residing in New York City (he moved there from Portland, Oregon in 2005). For a number of years, his political cartoons...  more
  • 15

    Richard Wiley

    Novelist, Writer


    BirthplaceFresno, California

    Richard Wiley (born November 19, 1944) is an American novelist and short story writer whose first novel, Soldiers in Hiding won the 1987 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. He has published five other...  more
  • 16

    Emily Waymouth Wiecki

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    Gretchen Kunigk Fraser (February 11, 1919 – February 17, 1994) was an alpine ski racer. She was the first American to win an Olympic gold medal in skiing. She was also the skiing stand-in for ice...  more
  • 18

    Hari Sreenivasan



    BirthplaceMumbai, India

    Hariharan "Hari" Sreenivasan (Tamil: ஹரி ஸ்ரீனிவாசன்), born in 1974, is an American broadcast journalist....  more
  • 19

    Jori Chisholm

    Jori Lance Chisholm (born September 23, 1975) is an American professional bagpipe player and teacher who lives in Seattle, Washington. Chisholm is a successful solo competitor winning the United...  more
  • 20


    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    Michael Bruce Price (born April 6, 1946) is a former American football coach. He served as the head football coach at Weber State College—now known as Weber State University from 1981 to 1988,...  more
  • 21

    Roosevelt Mercer, Jr.

    Retired Maj. Gen. Roosevelt Mercer Jr., SES, is the Director of the Interagency Planning Office (IPO) for the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) at the Federal Aviation...  more
  • 22

    Dennis Bakke

    Dennis W. Bakke is an American chief executive officer and business entrepreneur. He is president and CEO of Imagine Schools, the largest commercial manager of charter schools in the United States....  more
  • 23

    William Canfield

    William Canfield is a glycobiologist, chief scientific officer and founder of an Oklahoma City-based biotechnology company, Novazyme, which was acquired by Genzyme in August 2001 and developed, among...  more
  • 24

    Milt Woodard

    Milton P. "Milt" Woodard (June 4, 1911 – March 3, 1996) was an American sports writer and sport executive. He was the President of the American Football League until it merged with the NFL in 1970....  more
  • 25

    Terry Bain

    Terry Bain is an author from Spokane, Washington; as of 2006 he had two books on pets published from Random House. He has also contributed to Bateman 365, and writes on a number of blogs. He attended...  more