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Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Meriwether Lewis1

    Meriwether Lewis


    AgeDec. at 35 (1774-1809)

    BirthplaceIvy, Virginia, United States of America

    Meriwether Lewis (August 18, 1774 – October 11, 1809) was an American explorer, soldier,...  more


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  • Pat Robertson2

    Pat Robertson

    Businessperson, Environmentalist


    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Marion Gordon "Pat" Robertson (born March 22, 1930) is an American media mogul, televangelist,...  more

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  • G. David Low3

    G. David Low

    Astronaut, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 52 (1956-2008)

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    George David Low (February 19, 1956 – March 15, 2008) was an American aerospace executive and...  more
  • H. F. Lenfest4

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

    Harold FitzGerald "Gerry" Lenfest (May 29, 1930 – August 5, 2018) was an American lawyer,...  more
  • Robert Mosbacher5

    AgeDec. at 83 (1927-2010)

    BirthplaceMount Vernon, New York, United States of America

    Robert Adam Mosbacher Sr. (March 11, 1927 – January 24, 2010) was an American businessman,...  more
  • Tom Wolfe6

    Tom Wolfe

    Journalist, Novelist


    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, United States of America

    Thomas Kennerly Wolfe Jr. (March 2, 1930 – May 14, 2018) was an American author and journalist...  more

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  • John Warner7

    John Warner

    Judge, Politician


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    John William Warner KBE (born February 18, 1927) is an American attorney and former politician...  more
  • Newton D. Baker8

    Newton D. Baker

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 66 (1871-1937)

    BirthplaceMartinsburg, West Virginia, United States of America

    Newton Diehl Baker Jr. (December 3, 1871 – December 25, 1937) was an American lawyer,...  more
  • Jim Davis9

    Jim Davis



    BirthplaceTampa, Florida, United States of America

    James, Jim, Jimmy, or Jamie Davis may refer to:...  more
  • Bennett Johnston, Jr.10

    Bennett Johnston, Jr.

    Politician, Lobbyist


    BirthplaceShreveport, Area code 318, Caddo Parish, United States of America, United States

    John Bennett Johnston Jr. (born June 10, 1932) is an American attorney and politician in the...  more
  • Roger Mudd11

    Roger Mudd

    Journalist, Newsreader


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Roger Harrison Mudd (born February 9, 1928) is a retired American broadcast journalist who was...  more
  • 12

    J. Bowyer Bell

    Historian, Art critic

    AgeDec. at 72 (1931-2003)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    J. Bowyer Bell (November 15, 1931 – August 23, 2003) was an American historian, artist and art...  more
  • Cecily Tynan13

    Cecily Tynan

    TV Meteorologist, Journalist


    BirthplaceNewtown, Connecticut, United States of America

    Cecily Joan Tynan (born March 19, 1969) is an American television reporter who has been with...  more
  • John J. Crittenden14

    John J. Crittenden

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 76 (1787-1863)

    BirthplaceVersailles, Kentucky, United States of America

    John Jordan Crittenden (September 10, 1787 – July 26, 1863) was an American politician from...  more
  • William C. Preston15

    William C. Preston

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 66 (1794-1860)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    William Campbell Preston (December 27, 1794 – May 22, 1860) was a senator from the United...  more
  • James Breckinridge16

    AgeDec. at 70 (1763-1833)

    BirthplaceFincastle, Virginia, United States of America

    James Breckinridge (March 7, 1763 – May 13, 1833) was a Virginia lawyer and politician and a...  more
  • 17

    Giles McCrary


    AgeDec. at 92 (1919-2011)

    BirthplaceTexas, Tarrant County, Area codes 682 and 817, Denton County, Contiguous United States

    Giles Connell McCrary, Sr. (November 5, 1919 – October 30, 2011), was a self-employed oil...  more
  • 18

    Marc S Firestone

    Businessperson, Lawyer


    BirthplaceBryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

    Marc Firestone is Executive Vice President, Corporate Legal Affairs and General Counsel for...  more
  • James L. Kemper19

    James L. Kemper

    Soldier, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 72 (1823-1895)

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    James Lawson Kemper (June 11, 1823 – April 7, 1895) was a lawyer, a Confederate general in the...  more
  • 20

    David W. Pipes, Jr.

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 82 (1886-1968)

    BirthplaceArea code 504, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Louisiana

    David Washington Pipes Jr. (August 6, 1886 – September 6, 1968), was a lawyer and sugar cane...  more
  • Cy Twombly21

    Cy Twombly

    Painter, Artist

    AgeDec. at 83 (1928-2011)


    Edwin Parker "Cy" Twombly Jr. (; April 25, 1928 – July 5, 2011) was an American painter,...  more
  • Lewis F. Powell, Jr.22

    AgeDec. at 91 (1907-1998)

    BirthplaceSuffolk, Virginia, United States of America

    Lewis Franklin Powell Jr. (September 19, 1907 – August 25, 1998) was an American lawyer and...  more
  • Robert E. R. Huntley23

    Robert E. R. Huntley



    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina

    Mr. Huntley retired as counsel to the law firm of Hunton Williams LLPin December 1995, a...  more
  • Brian E. Rumpf24

    Brian E. Rumpf



    BirthplaceSomerville, New Jersey

    Brian E. Rumpf (born May 11, 1964) is an American Republican politician, who has served in the...  more
  • Edward Echols25

    AgeDec. at 65 (1849-1914)

    BirthplaceUnion, West Virginia, United States of America

    Edward Echols (September 2, 1849 – December 19, 1914) was a U.S. political figure from the...  more