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Famous Washington University In St. Louis Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 17.0k views378 items

List RulesPeople 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

    Screenwriter, Writer
    Thomas Lanier Williams III (March 26, 1911 – February 25, 1983), known by his pen name...  more

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    Dwight F. Davis

    Tennis player, Basketball player
    Dwight Filley Davis, Sr. (July 5, 1879 – November 28, 1945) was an American tennis player and...  more
  • 3

    Pooja Kumar

    Television Show Host, Television producer
    Pooja Kumar is an Indo-American actress known for her work in Indian films. After winning the...  more
  • 4

    John Henry Kinealy

    Inventor, Mechanical engineer
    John Henry Kinealy (1864–1928) was an American mechanical engineer. He was born at Hannibal,...  more
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    Mary Wickes

    Actor, Voice acting
    Mary Wickes (born Mary Isabella Wickenhauser; June 13, 1910 – October 22, 1995) was an...  more
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    Robert L. Behnken

    Test engineer, Astronaut
    Robert Louis "Bob" Behnken (born July 28, 1970 in Creve Coeur, Missouri) is a United States...  more
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    Robert Guillaume

    Film Producer, Actor
    Robert Guillaume (born Robert Peter Williams; November 30, 1927 – October 24, 2017) was an...  more


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    Harold Ramis

    Television director, Comedian
    Harold Allen Ramis (; November 21, 1944 – February 24, 2014) was an American actor, director,...  more

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    Adolph Dubs

    Adolph "Spike" Dubs (August 4, 1920 – February 14, 1979) was the United States Ambassador to...  more
  • 10

    Dan Piraro

    Daniel Charles Piraro (born 1958) is a painter, illustrator, and cartoonist best known for his...  more
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    Robert Allan "Laud" Humphreys (October 16, 1930 – August 23, 1988) was an American sociologist...  more
  • 12

    Phyllis Schlafly

    Activist, Author
    Phyllis Stewart Schlafly (; born Phyllis McAlpin Stewart; August 15, 1924 – September 5, 2016)...  more
  • 13

    John Gardner

    Literary critic, Novelist
    Not to be confused with John Gardner (British writer)John Champlin Gardner Jr. (July 21, 1933...  more
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    John Peter Sarsgaard (; born March 7, 1971) is an American actor. His first feature role was...  more

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    David L. Norton

    David Lloyd Norton (March 27, 1930 – July 24, 1995) was an American philosopher. He was born...  more
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    Walter Richard Evans (January 15, 1920 – July 10, 1999) was a noted American control theorist...  more
  • 17
    Jefferson Morris Gill (born December 22, 1960) is Distinguished Professor of Government,...  more
  • 18
    Clark McAdams Clifford (December 25, 1906 – October 10, 1998) was an American lawyer who...  more
  • 19

    Marvin Miller

    Announcer, Actor
    Marvin Elliott Miller (July 18, 1913 – February 8, 1985) was an American radio, film, and...  more
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    Luis Álvarez Renta (born April 9, 1950) is a Dominican economist. Álvarez Renta was found...  more
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    George Zimmer

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    Thomas Bradford Curtis (May 14, 1911 – January 10, 1993) was a U.S. Representative from...  more
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    Michael Safyan

    Software Engineer
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    Mike Simpson

    Politician, Dentist
    Michael Keith Simpson (born September 8, 1950) is an American politician serving as a member...  more