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

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

Harold Ramis and Tennessee Williams are included in this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Washington University in St. Louis?” and “Which celebrities are Washington University in St. Louis alumni?”

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Tennessee Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni
Screenwriter, Writer, Playwright
Thomas Lanier "Tennessee" Williams III was an American playwright and author of many stage classics. Along with Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller he is considered among the three ...more

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Dwight F. Davis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni
Tennis player, Basketball player, Politician
Dwight Filley Davis was an American tennis player and politician. He is best remembered as the founder of the Davis Cup international tennis competition.

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Pooja Kumar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni
Television Show Host, Television producer, Film Producer
Pooja Kumar is an American actress, producer, model and television hostess. She was crowned Miss India USA and has been a VJ for Channel V, a newsreader on the show Namaste America and has ...more

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John Henry Kinealy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni
Inventor, Mechanical engineer, Engineer
John Henry Kinealy was an American mechanical engineer. He was born at Hannibal, Missouri, and was educated in the public schools of St. Louis and at Washington University, where he was an ...more

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Mary Wickes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
Mary Wickes was an American film and television character actress.

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Robert L. Behnken is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni
Test engineer, Astronaut
Robert Louis "Bob" Behnken is a United States Air Force officer, NASA astronaut and Chief of the Astronaut Office. Behnken holds a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering and has reached the ...more

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Robert Guillaume is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting
Robert Guillaume is an American stage and television actor, known for his role as Benson on the TV-series Soap and the spin-off Benson, voicing the mandrill Rafiki in The Lion King and as Isaac ...more

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Harold Ramis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni
Television director, Comedian, Television producer
Harold Allen Ramis was an American actor, director, and writer specializing in comedy. His best-known film acting roles are as Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters and Russell Ziskey in Stripes; he ...more

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Adolph Dubs is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni
Diplomat
Adolph "Spike" Dubs was the United States Ambassador to Afghanistan from May 13, 1978 until his death in 1979. He was killed in an exchange of gunfire after a kidnapping attempt.

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Dan Piraro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni
Cartoonist
Daniel Charles Piraro is a painter, illustrator and cartoonist best known for his award-winning syndicated cartoon panel Bizarro. Piraro's cartoons have been reprinted in 16 book collections. He ...more

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Laud Humphreys is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni
Writer
Robert Allen "Laud" Humphreys, was an American sociologist and author.

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Phyllis Schlafly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni
Activist, Author, Writer
Phyllis McAlpin Stewart Schlafly is an American constitutional lawyer, conservative activist, author, and speaker and founder of the Eagle Forum. She is known for her staunch social and ...more

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John Gardner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni
Literary critic, Novelist, Essayist
John Champlin Gardner Jr. was an American novelist, essayist, literary critic and university professor. He is perhaps most noted for his novel Grendel, a retelling of the Beowulf myth from the ...more

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Peter Sarsgaard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni
Actor
ohn Peter Sarsgaard is an American actor, best known for his role in the 2004 comedy-drama Garden State. He then appeared in the 1998 independent films Another Day in Paradise and Desert Blue. ...more

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David L. Norton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni
Philosopher
David Lloyd Norton was an American philosopher. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, March 27, 1930, to Cecil V. Norton and Ruth Essick Norton. He was the brother of Douglas C. Norton of Norton's ...more

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Walter R. Evans is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni
Walter Richard Evans was a noted American control theorist and the inventor of the root locus method in 1948. He was the recipient of the 1987 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Rufus ...more

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Jeff Gill is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni
Jeff Gill is a Professor of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis and the Director of the Center for Applied Statistics. He is also President of the Society for Political ...more

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Clark Clifford is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni
Lawyer
Clark McAdams Clifford was an American lawyer who served as an important political advisor to Democratic Presidents Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Jimmy Carter. His ...more

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Marvin Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni
Announcer, Actor, Voice acting
Marvin Miller was an actor.

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Luis Alvarez Renta is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni
Financier
Luis Álvarez Renta is a famed Dominican economist. Álvarez Renta was found liable by a federal jury in Miami of civil racketeering and illegal money transfers in a conspiracy to ...more

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George Zimmer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni
Entrepreneur
George Zimmer is an American entrepreneur. He is the founder, former Executive Chairman and former CEO of the Men's Wearhouse, a men's clothing retailer that has more than 1,200 stores across ...more

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Thomas B. Curtis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni
Thomas Bradford Curtis was a U.S. Representative from Missouri. Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Curtis attended the public schools of Webster Groves, Missouri. He attended Dartmouth College in ...more

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Elizabeth A. Craig is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni
Elizabeth A. Craig is a Steenbock Professor of Microbial Science and Chair of the Biochemistry Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She was elected to the National Academy of ...more

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Michael Safyan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni
Software Engineer

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Mike Simpson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni
Politician, Dentist
Michael Keith "Mike" Simpson, D.M.D., is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Idaho's 2nd congressional district. First elected in 1998, he is a member of the ...more