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Famous University Of Wyoming Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 8.2k views173 items

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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of different graduates like Dick Cheney and Jay Novacek.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Wyoming?” and “Which celebrities are University of Wyoming alumni?”
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  • 1
    Businessperson, Politician

    Age80

    BirthplaceLincoln, Nebraska, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Richard Bruce Cheney (; born January 30, 1941) is an American politician and businessman who served as the 46th vice president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. He has been cited as the most...  more

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  • 2
    James Gaius Watt (born January 31, 1938) served as U.S. Secretary of the Interior from 1981 to 1983. Often described as "anti-environmentalist", he was one of Ronald Reagan's most controversial...  more
  • 3
    Matthew Wayne Shepard (December 1, 1976 – October 12, 1998) was a gay American student at the University of Wyoming who was beaten, tortured, and left to die near Laramie on the night of October 6,...  more
  • 4
    Politician

    AgeDec. at 74 (1933-2007)

    BirthplaceCody, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Craig Lyle Thomas (February 17, 1933 – June 4, 2007) was an American politician who served as United States Senator from Wyoming from 1995 to 2007. He was a member of the Republican Party. In the...  more
  • 5

    AgeDec. at 48 (1917-1965)

    BirthplaceUSA, California, Eureka

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Steve Cochran (born Robert Alexander Cochran, May 25, 1917 – June 15, 1965) was an American film, television and stage actor. He attended the University of Wyoming. After a stint working as a...  more
  • 6
    Businessperson

    Age69

    BirthplaceCheyenne, Grant Village, Wyoming

    NationalityUnited States of America, Mexico

    Solomon Dennis "Sol" Trujillo (born November 17, 1951) is an American businessman, global media-communications and technology executive. He has served as the CEO of Telstra, US West, Orange S.A. and...  more
  • 7

    Age92

    BirthplaceLaramie, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gerald Leonard "Gerry" Spence (born January 8, 1929) is a semi-retired American trial lawyer. He is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame. Spence has never lost a criminal case either...  more
  • 8
    Basketball player

    Age55

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Fennis Marx Dembo (born January 24, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player for the 1989 National Basketball Association champion Detroit Pistons. A small forward, he only played...  more
  • 9
    Businessperson, Professional Poker Player

    AgeDec. at 80 (1933-2013)

    BirthplaceSalt Lake City, Utah

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gerald Hatten Buss (January 27, 1933 – February 18, 2013) was an American businessman, investor, chemist, and philanthropist. He was the majority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers professional...  more
  • 10
    Basketball player

    Age37

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Justin Williams (born May 12, 1984 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Guaros de Lara of the Venezuelan pro league Liga Profesional de...  more
  • 11
    Politician, Lawyer

    Age71

    BirthplaceThermopolis, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    David Duane Freudenthal (; born October 12, 1950) is an American attorney, economist, and politician who served as the 31st Governor of Wyoming from 2003 to 2011....  more
  • 12
    Businessperson, Politician

    AgeDec. at 80 (1926-2007)

    BirthplaceWheatland, Grant Village, Wyoming

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Harold Hellbaum (September 26, 1926 – March 9, 2007) was a prominent farmer, rancher, and businessman in Platte County near Wheatland north of Cheyenne who was a Republican member of the Wyoming...  more
  • 13
    American football player

    Age36

    BirthplaceWestminster, Colorado

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Derrick Jerome Martin (born May 16, 1985) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played...  more
  • 14
    Statistician, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 93 (1900-1993)

    BirthplaceSioux City, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

    William Edwards Deming (October 14, 1900 – December 20, 1993) was an American engineer, statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and management consultant. Educated initially as an electrical...  more
  • 15
    Politician, Business

    AgeDec. at 95 (1897-1993)

    BirthplaceJackson, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Milward Lee Simpson (November 12, 1897 – June 10, 1993) was an American politician who served as a U.S. Senator and as the 23rd Governor of Wyoming, the first born in the state....  more
  • 16
    Politician, Professor

    Age65

    BirthplaceChama, New Mexico, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Brian Norton Baird (born March 7, 1956) is a former United States Representative for Washington's 3rd congressional district, serving from 1999 to 2011 as a member of the Democratic Party. After...  more
  • 17
    Architect, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 92 (1879-1971)

    BirthplaceCañon City, Colorado

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Emory Scott Land (January 8, 1879 – November 27, 1971) was an officer in the United States Navy, noted for his contributions to naval architecture, particularly in submarine design. Notable...  more
  • 18
    Accountant, Businessperson

    AgeDec. at 59 (1947-2007)

    BirthplaceBethesda, Maryland

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Bryan Edwards Sharratt (October 13, 1947 – August 16, 2007) was a United States Navy and Air Force officer, a lawyer, a Certified Public Accountant, a real estate broker, and a Democratic politician...  more
  • 19

    AgeDec. at 81 (1924-2005)

    BirthplaceOsceola, Nebraska, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Stanley Knapp Hathaway (July 19, 1924 – October 4, 2005) served as 27th Governor of Wyoming from January 2, 1967 to January 6, 1975, and as United States Secretary of the Interior under President...  more
  • 20
    Politician, Professor

    Age62

    BirthplaceLinn County, Area code 319, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Christopher P. "Chris" Carney (born March 2, 1959) is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 10th congressional district from 2007 to 2011. He is a member of the...  more
  • 21
    Businessperson

    Age64

    BirthplaceJackson, Grant Village, Wyoming

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Carol B. Tom has served as chief financial officer of The Home Depot since May 2001 and was named executive vice president of Corporate Services in January 2007....  more
  • 22
    Politician, Lawyer

    Age82

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Michael John Sullivan (born September 22, 1939) is an American lawyer and former politician who was the 29th Governor of Wyoming, serving from 1987 to 1995, and United States Ambassador to Ireland,...  more
  • 23
    American football player

    Age42

    BirthplaceNigeria

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Patrick C. Chukwurah (born March 1, 1979) is a Nigerian former American football defensive end He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college...  more
  • 24

    AgeDec. at 82 (1925-2008)

    BirthplaceGreat Falls, Montana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Leonard A. McEwan (February 17, 1925 – January 24, 2008) was an American jurist who was a member of both the Wyoming Supreme Court, which meets in the capital city of Cheyenne, and the Fourth...  more
  • 25
    Politician, Lawyer

    Age62

    BirthplaceCheyenne, Grant Village, Wyoming, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Colin Mackenzie Simpson (born March 5, 1959) is a lawyer and Republican politician who served in the Wyoming House of Representatives from District 24 from 1999 to 2011. He was the House Speaker...  more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to University of Wyoming and be of some renown.