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

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

Alumni include Linda Hamilton, Minnie Riperton and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Washington College?” and “Which celebrities are Washington College alumni?”

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Linda Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Linda Hamilton Actor, Voice acting Linda Carroll Hamilton is an American actress best known for her portrayal of Sarah Connor in The Terminator film series and Catherine Chandler in the 1987–1990 television series Beauty and the ...more

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James M. Cain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
James M. Cain Journalist, Writer James Mallahan Cain was an American author and journalist. Although Cain himself vehemently opposed labeling, he is usually associated with the hardboiled school of American crime fiction and ...more

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Raph Koster is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Raph Koster Designer, Game designer Raphael "Raph" Koster is an American entrepreneur, game designer, and author of A Theory of Fun for Game Design. Koster is widely recognized for his work as the lead designer of Ultima ...more

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Laura San Giacomo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Laura San Giacomo Actor, Voice acting Laura San Giacomo is an American actress known for playing the role of Maya Gallo on the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me!, Kit De Luca in the film Pretty Woman, and Cynthia in Sex, Lies, and Videotape ...more

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Charles Hopper Gibson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Charles Hopper Gibson Charles Hopper Gibson was a U. S. Senator from Maryland, serving from 1891–1897. He also served as a U.S. Congressman from 1885–1891. Gibson was born near Centreville, Maryland, and attended the ...more

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Robert Wright is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Robert Wright Judge, Politician Robert Wright was an American politician. Wright was born at Narborough, near Chestertown, Maryland, attended the common schools, and the Kent Free School of Chestertown. He studied law, was ...more

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Ezekiel F. Chambers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Ezekiel F. Chambers Judge, Politician Ezekiel Forman Chambers was an American politician. Born in Chestertown, Maryland, Chambers was graduated from Washington College at Chestertown in 1805. He studied law, was admitted to the bar ...more

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Dean Skelos is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Dean Skelos Politician Dean G. Skelos is an American politician and the Republican Temporary President and Majority Leader of the New York State Senate. Skelos represents District 9 in the State Senate, which ...more

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Bill Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Bill Nicholson Baseball player William Beck "Swish" Nicholson was a right fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics, Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies. A native of Chestertown, ...more

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Thomas Veazey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Thomas Veazey Politician Thomas Ward Veazey was a Maryland politician that served in a variety of roles. The zenith of his career was being the 24th Governor of the state from 1836 to 1839, when he was selected to serve ...more

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William T. Watson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
William T. Watson William Tharp Watson was an American banker and politician from Milford, in Kent County, Delaware. He was a member of the Democratic Party, who served in the Delaware General Assembly and as ...more

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Homer Smoot is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Homer Smoot Baseball player Homer Vernon Smoot, nicknamed "Doc," was an American professional baseball player. He played five seasons in Major League Baseball, for the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds, ...more

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James Barroll Ricaud is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
James Barroll Ricaud Judge, Politician James Barroll Ricaud was an American politician. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Ricaud attended the common schools and graduated from Washington College of Chestertown, Maryland, in 1828. He ...more

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John Emory is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
John Emory John Emory was an American bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church, elected in 1832.

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John W. Crisfield is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
John W. Crisfield Politician John Woodland Crisfield was a U.S. Congressman from Maryland, representing the sixth district from 1847—1849 and the first district from 1861—1863. The city of Crisfield, Maryland, is named ...more

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Barry Glassman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Barry Glassman Barry Glassman is the current County Executive of Harford County, Maryland, elected to this position in 2014. Formerly, he was a member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 35 in ...more

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Ralph Snyderman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Ralph Snyderman Professor Ralph joined NEA in 2006 as Venture Partner focusing primarily on biotechnology investments. He works closely with NEA portfolio companies and serves on the board of Liquidia Technologies. Ralph ...more

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Jonathan Kearsley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Jonathan Kearsley Jonathan Kearsley was an American military officer and politician. He fought in the War of 1812 and was a two-time mayor of Detroit.

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Harris Whitbeck is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Harris Whitbeck Journalist, Presenter Harris Whitbeck is CNN's International Correspondent based in Mexico City, Mexico. He covers key events in Latin America and around the world for CNN Worldwide, including CNN International, CNN ...more

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Robert K. Crane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Robert K. Crane Robert Kellogg Crane was an American biochemist best known for his discovery of sodium-glucose cotransport.

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Rose Mary Hatem Bonsack is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Rose Mary Hatem Bonsack Rose Mary Hatem Bonsack is an American politician who represents district 34 in the Maryland House of Delegates.

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William O. Baker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
William O. Baker William Oliver Baker was a former president of Bell Labs who advised five presidents on scientific matters.

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Joseph Hopper Nicholson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Joseph Hopper Nicholson Judge, Politician Joseph Hopper Nicholson was an American lawyer, jurist, and politician from Maryland. Born in Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland, Nicholson graduated from Washington College in 1787 and studied ...more

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Charles T. Dean is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Charles T. Dean Politician

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Dudley Roe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Dudley Roe Dudley George Roe, a Democrat, was a U.S. Congressman who represented the Maryland's 1st congressional district from 1945 to 1947. Roe was born in Sudlersville, Maryland, and attended the public ...more

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Walter M. Baker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Walter M. Baker Walter M. Baker was first elected to the Maryland Senate in 1979. He represented District 36, which covered Caroline, Cecil, Kent, Queen Annes's, and Talbot counties.

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Louis L. Goldstein is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Louis L. Goldstein Louis Lazarus Goldstein served as Comptroller, or chief financial officer, of Maryland from 1959 to 1998. He was born to a storekeeper in the small town of Prince Frederick, Maryland in Calvert ...more

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Robert Franklin Bratton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Robert Franklin Bratton Robert Franklin Bratton was an American politician. Bratton was born in Barren Creek Springs in Somerset County, Maryland, and graduated from Washington College of Chestertown, Maryland, in ...more

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Thomas Alan Goldsborough is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Thomas Alan Goldsborough Thomas Alan Goldsborough was a U.S. politician and federal judge.

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William Murray Stone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
William Murray Stone William Murray Stone, D.D. was an American Episcopal clergyman from Maryland. He was bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland at Baltimore from 1830 until his death.

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Antony Kloman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Antony Kloman Antony Kloman is a figure in the art world of the 1950s. The story of Antony Kloman's life remains quite mysterious and sketchy. He was born as Joseph Trapnell Kloman, having the Antony added ...more

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Frank Giampietro is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Frank Giampietro Frank Giampietro is an American poet. He is interim director of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center, visiting assistant professor of poetry at Cleveland State University, and the ...more

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Marcia A. Invernizzi is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Marcia A. Invernizzi Marcia Invernizzi is a professor, author, and researcher in the field of Reading Education. At the University of Virginia Curry School of Education, she conducts seminars and mentors masters and ...more

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Edward L. Athey is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Washington College Alumni
Edward L. Athey Edward L. Athey was a sports coach and athletic director at Washington College. His name was enshrined in the school's Hall of Fame on October 15, 1982. Athey was born in Moundsville, West ...more