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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, like Pat Robertson and Meriwether Lewis.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Washington and Lee University?” and “Which celebrities are Washington and Lee University alumni?”
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Meriwether Lewis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni
Meriwether Lewis Explorer

Age: Dec. at 35 (1774-1809)

Birthplace: Ivy, Virginia, United States of America

Meriwether Lewis (August 18, 1774 – October 11, 1809) was an American explorer, soldier, politician, and public administrator, best known for his role as the leader of the Lewis and Clark ...more

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Pat Robertson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni
Businessperson, Environmentalist, Entrepreneur

Age: 88

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson (born March 22, 1930) is an American media mogul, televangelist, political commentator, former Republican presidential candidate, and former Southern ...more

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G. David Low is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer

Age: Dec. at 52 (1956-2008)

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

George David Low (February 19, 1956 – March 15, 2008) was an American aerospace executive and a NASA astronaut. He was born in 1956 to Dr. George Low, the Manager of the Apollo Spacecraft ...more
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H. F. Lenfest is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni
Lawyer

Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida

Harold FitzGerald "Gerry" Lenfest (May 29, 1930 – August 5, 2018) was an American lawyer, media executive and philanthropist.
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Robert Mosbacher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 83 (1927-2010)

Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, United States of America

Robert Adam Mosbacher Sr. (March 11, 1927 – January 24, 2010) was an American businessman, accomplished yacht racer, and a Republican politician.
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Tom Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Author

Age: 88

Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States of America

Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr. (March 2, 1930 – May 14, 2018) was an American author and journalist widely known for his association with New Journalism, a style of news writing and journalism ...more

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John Warner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni
Judge, Politician, Sailor

Age: 92

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

John William Warner KBE (born February 18, 1927) is an American attorney and former politician who served as the United States Secretary of the Navy from 1972 to 1974 and a five-term Republican ...more
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Newton D. Baker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 66 (1871-1937)

Birthplace: Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States of America

Newton Diehl Baker Jr. (December 3, 1871 – December 25, 1937) was an American lawyer, Georgist, politician, and government official. He served as the 37th mayor of Cleveland, Ohio from 1912 to ...more
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Jim Davis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni
Politician

Age: 61

Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States of America

James, Jim, Jimmy, or Jamie Davis may refer to:
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Bennett Johnston, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni
Politician, Lobbyist, Lawyer

Age: 86

Birthplace: Shreveport, Area code 318, Caddo Parish, United States of America, United States, + more

John Bennett Johnston Jr. (born June 10, 1932) is an American attorney and politician in the Democratic Party and later lobbyist. He represented Louisiana in the United States Senate from 1972 ...more
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Roger Mudd is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader

Age: 91

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Roger Harrison Mudd (born February 9, 1928) is a retired American broadcast journalist who was a correspondent and anchor for CBS News and NBC News. He worked most recently as the primary anchor ...more
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J. Bowyer Bell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni
Historian, Art critic

Age: Dec. at 72 (1931-2003)

Birthplace: New York City, New York

J. Bowyer Bell (November 15, 1931 – August 23, 2003) was an American historian, artist and art critic. He was best known as a terrorism expert.
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Cecily Tynan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni
TV Meteorologist, Journalist, Newsreader

Age: 49

Birthplace: Newtown, Connecticut, United States of America

Cecily Joan Tynan (born March 19, 1969) is an American television reporter who has been with WPVI-TV since 1995. As of 2013, she is the 5, 6, and 11 pm weathercaster. She also hosts the Saturday ...more
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John J. Crittenden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 76 (1787-1863)

Birthplace: Versailles, Kentucky, United States of America

John Jordan Crittenden (September 10, 1787 – July 26, 1863) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky. He represented the state in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the ...more
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William C. Preston is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 66 (1794-1860)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

William Campbell Preston (December 27, 1794 – May 22, 1860) was a senator from the United States and a member of the Nullifier, and later Whig Parties. He was also the cousin of William Ballard ...more
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James Breckinridge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni
Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 70 (1763-1833)

Birthplace: Fincastle, Virginia, United States of America

James Breckinridge (March 7, 1763 – May 13, 1833) was a Virginia lawyer and politician and a member of the Breckinridge family. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates, as well as the U.S. ...more
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Giles McCrary is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni
Businessperson

Age: Dec. at 92 (1919-2011)

Birthplace: Texas, Tarrant County, Area codes 682 and 817, Denton County, Contiguous United States, + more

Giles Connell McCrary, Sr. (November 5, 1919 – October 30, 2011), was a self-employed oil operator, investor, art collector, rancher, and the owner of the OS Museum in Post, the seat of Garza ...more
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Marc S Firestone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni
Businessperson, Lawyer

Age: 59

Birthplace: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Marc Firestone is Executive Vice President, Corporate Legal Affairs and General Counsel for Kraft Foods Inc. Marc is responsible for the company's corporate and government affairs, legal and ...more
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James L. Kemper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni
Soldier, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 72 (1823-1895)

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

James Lawson Kemper (June 11, 1823 – April 7, 1895) was a lawyer, a Confederate general in the American Civil War, and the 37th Governor of Virginia. He was the youngest of the brigade ...more
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David W. Pipes, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 82 (1886-1968)

Birthplace: Area code 504, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Louisiana, + more

David Washington Pipes Jr. (August 6, 1886 – September 6, 1968), was a lawyer and sugar cane planter from Houma in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. Previously a lifelong Democrat, he defected to ...more
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Cy Twombly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni
Painter, Artist

Age: Dec. at 83 (1928-2011)

Birthplace: Virginia

Edwin Parker "Cy" Twombly Jr. (; April 25, 1928 – July 5, 2011) was an American painter, sculptor and photographer. He belonged to the generation of Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper ...more
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Lewis F. Powell, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni
Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 91 (1907-1998)

Birthplace: Suffolk, Virginia, United States of America

Lewis Franklin Powell Jr. (September 19, 1907 – August 25, 1998) was an American lawyer and jurist who served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving from 1971 ...more
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Robert E. R. Huntley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni
Robert E. R. Huntley Businessperson

Age: 90

Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Mr. Huntley retired as counsel to the law firm of Hunton Williams LLPin December 1995, a position he had held since December 1988. Previously, Mr. Huntley had served as Chairman, President and ...more
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Brian E. Rumpf is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni
Politician

Age: 54

Birthplace: Somerville, New Jersey

Brian E. Rumpf (born May 11, 1964) is an American Republican politician, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since June 23, 2003, where he represents the 9th Legislative District.
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Edward Echols is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni
Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 65 (1849-1914)

Birthplace: Union, West Virginia, United States of America

Edward Echols (September 2, 1849 – December 19, 1914) was a U.S. political figure from the Commonwealth of Virginia. Echols held office as the 18th Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1898 to ...more