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

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

This list is made up of graduates like Drew Bledsoe and Dolph Lundgren and other famous people from Washington State!

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

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Dolph Lundgren is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Dolph Lundgren is a Swedish actor, director, and martial artist. He belongs to a generation of film actors who epitomise the action hero stereotype, alongside Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, ...more

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Paul Allen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Programmer, Businessperson, Television producer Paul Gardner Allen (January 21, 1953 – October 15, 2018) was an American business magnate, investor, software engineer, humanitarian, and philanthropist. Alongside Bill Gates, Allen co-founded ...more

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Edward R. Murrow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer Edward R. Murrow KBE was an American broadcast journalist. He first came to prominence with a series of radio news broadcasts during WWII, which were followed by millions of listeners in the ...more

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Edmund O. Schweitzer, III is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Inventor, Electrical engineer, Engineer Edmund O. Schweitzer, Jr. founded E. O. Schweitzer Manufacturing in 1950 for the purpose of manufacturing fault indicator technology. His father, Edmund O. Schweitzer, was a co-founder of ...more

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Timothy Leary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Psychologist, Screenwriter, Actor Timothy Francis Leary was an American psychologist and writer.

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Teresa Noreen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Model, Actor

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Bianca Kajlich is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Actor Bianca Maria Kajlich is an American actress. Kajlich has had starring and supporting roles in television and film including the role of Jennifer on the CBS comedy Rules of Engagement.

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Jim Moeller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Politician James C. "Jim" Moeller is an American politician and mental health professional from Washington State and a member of the Washington State House of Representatives representing the ...more

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John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Baseball player John Garrett Olerud, is an American former Major League Baseball first baseman. Olerud played with the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Mets, Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. A ...more

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Michael B. Bair is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Mike Bair is vice president of Business Strategy Marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes and is responsible for leading strategic business planning and marketing for the organization's ...more

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Terence Knox is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Actor Terence Knox is an American actor. Knox was born Terry Davis in Richland, Washington, and attended Washington State University and Portland State University. He is perhaps best known for his ...more

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Jackson Douglas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Television director, Film Producer, Actor Jackson Douglas is an American actor. He is known for his role as Jackson Belleville in the television series Gilmore Girls, for which he's also directed the Season 5 episode To Live and Let ...more

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Irwin Rose is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Biologist Irwin A. Rose is an American biologist. Along with Aaron Ciechanover and Avram Hershko, he was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein

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Keith Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Announcer, Journalist, Author Keith Jackson is a nominee in the 34th Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Team Studio.

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John M. Fabian is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Pilot, Astronaut John McCreary Fabian is a former NASA Astronaut, Air Force officer, and director who flew two space shuttle missions and on the development of the shuttle's robotic arm. He later led the Air ...more

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Jason Hanson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
American football player Jason Hanson is a retired football placekicker who spent his entire 21-year career playing for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Lions in the second round ...more

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Mark Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Author, Pastor, Writer Mark A. Driscoll is an evangelical Christian pastor, author, and the former pastor of Mars Hill Church, an influential megachurch in Seattle, Washington. He resigned on October 14, 2014. In ...more

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Sherman Alexie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Poet, Comedian, Novelist Sherman Joseph Alexie, Jr. is a poet, writer, and filmmaker. Much of his writing draws on his experiences as a Native American with ancestry of several tribes, growing up on the Spokane Indian ...more

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Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
American football player Drew Bledsoe is a former American football quarterback who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League, best known as the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots from 1993 ...more

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Karl Paymah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Karl Paymah American football player Karl Paymah is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of ...more

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Charles Glen King is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Biochemist, Chemist Charles Glen King was an American biochemist who was a pioneer in the field of nutrition research and who isolated vitamin C at the same time as Albert Szent-Györgyi. A biography of King ...more

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Marcus Trufant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
American football player Marcus Lavon Trufant is a former American football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League for ten seasons. He played college football for Washington State University, and ...more

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George Nethercutt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer George R. Nethercutt, Jr. is an American politician, author, consultant, columnist and commentator. Nethercutt is the founder and chairman of The George Nethercutt Foundation. He was a ...more

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Patrick Rothfuss is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Lecturer, Author, Writer Patrick James Rothfuss is an American writer of epic fantasy and college lecturer. He is best known for his projected three-volume series The Kingkiller Chronicle.

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The Game is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Songwriter, Rapper, Musician Jayceon Terrell Taylor, better known by his stage name The Game or simply Game, is an American rapper and actor. Game is best known as a rapper in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one ...more