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Famous Washington And Lee University Alumni

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    Meriwether Lewis


    AgeDec. at 34 (1774-1809)

    BirthplaceIvy, 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 Expedition,...  more


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    Pat Robertson

    Businessperson, Environmentalist


    BirthplaceVirginia, 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 Baptist minister....  more

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  • 3

    G. David Low

    Astronaut, Engineer

    AgeDec. at 51 (1956-2008)

    BirthplaceCleveland, 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 Program...  more
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    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida

    Harold FitzGerald "Gerry" Lenfest (May 29, 1930 – August 5, 2018) was an American lawyer, media executive and philanthropist....  more
  • 5

    AgeDec. at 82 (1927-2010)

    BirthplaceMount 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....  more
  • 6

    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 widely known for his association with New Journalism, a style of news writing and journalism developed...  more

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  • 7

    John Warner

    Judge, Politician


    BirthplaceContiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Area code 202

    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 U.S....  more
  • 8

    Newton D. Baker

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 65 (1871-1937)

    BirthplaceMartinsburg, 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 1915....  more
  • 9

    Jim Davis



    BirthplaceTampa, Florida, United States of America

    James, Jim, Jimmy, or Jamie Davis may refer to:...  more
  • 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 Democratic Party and later lobbyist. He represented Louisiana in the United States Senate from 1972 to...  more
  • 11

    Roger Mudd

    Journalist, Newsreader

    AgeDec. at 93 (1928-2021)

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    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 for...  more
  • 12

    J. Bowyer Bell

    Historian, Art critic

    AgeDec. at 71 (1931-2003)

    BirthplaceNew 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....  more
  • 13

    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 WPVI-TV since 1995. As of 2013, she is the 5, 6, and 11 pm weathercaster. She also hosts the Saturday...  more
  • 14

    John J. Crittenden

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 75 (1787-1863)

    BirthplaceVersailles, 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 U.S....  more
  • 15

    William C. Preston

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 65 (1794-1860)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, 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
  • 16

    AgeDec. at 69 (1763-1833)

    BirthplaceFincastle, 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. House...  more
  • 17

    Giles McCrary


    AgeDec. at 91 (1919-2011)

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, United States of America

    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 County,...  more
  • 18

    Marc S Firestone

    Businessperson, Lawyer


    BirthplaceBryn 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
  • 19

    James L. Kemper

    Soldier, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 71 (1823-1895)

    BirthplaceVirginia, 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 commanders,...  more
  • 20

    David W. Pipes, Jr.

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 81 (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 planter from Houma in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana. Previously a lifelong Democrat, he defected to the...  more
  • 21

    Cy Twombly

    Painter, Artist

    AgeDec. at 82 (1928-2011)


    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 Johns. Twombly's...  more
  • 22

    AgeDec. at 90 (1907-1998)

    BirthplaceSuffolk, 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 to...  more
  • 23

    Robert E. R. Huntley



    BirthplaceWinston-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 Chief...  more
  • 24

    Brian E. Rumpf



    BirthplaceSomerville, 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....  more
  • 25

    AgeDec. at 65 (1849-1915)

    BirthplaceUnion, 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