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

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

This list includes Ariana Richards, Shelley Beattie and more.

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

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Jennifer Lyon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Western Oregon University Alumni
Photographer Jennifer "Jenn" Jane Lyon was one of the competitors in Survivor: Palau. She finished fourth in the competition.

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Ariana Richards is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Western Oregon University Alumni
Painter, Actor Ariana Clarice Richards is an American actress and professional painter. She is best known for her roles as a child actress such as Carol Wetherby in the film Prancer, Mindy Sterngood in Tremors ...more

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I. L. Patterson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Western Oregon University Alumni
Merchant Isaac Lee "Ike" Patterson, was the 18th Governor of Oregon from 1927 to 1929. An Oregon native, he served in the Oregon Legislative Assembly from 1918 to 1922, and was a farmer in the ...more

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Kevin Boss is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Western Oregon University Alumni
Kevin Boss American football player Kevin Antonio Boss is a former American football tight end. He was drafted in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the New York Giants out of Western Oregon University. Boss has also played ...more

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George H. Burnett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Western Oregon University Alumni
Judge George Henry Burnett was an American attorney and judge in the state of Oregon. He was the 21st Chief Justice on the Oregon Supreme Court serving twice as chief first in 1921 to 1923, and then ...more

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Shelley Beattie is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Western Oregon University Alumni
Bodybuilder Shelley Beattie was a professional female bodybuilder and actress. At the peak of her competitive career as a professional bodybuilder, Beattie reached the top three at the Ms. International and ...more

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Robert S. Bean is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Western Oregon University Alumni
Judge Robert Sharp Bean was an American attorney and judge in the state of Oregon. He was the 16th Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, serving as chief justice three different times. Bean was ...more

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George W. McBride is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Western Oregon University Alumni
George Wycliffe McBride was a politician and businessman from the U.S. state of Oregon. An Oregon native, he served in the Oregon Legislative Assembly as Speaker of the House and as Oregon ...more

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Jeff Charleston is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Western Oregon University Alumni
American football player Jeffrey David Charleston is a former American football defensive end. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Idaho State. ...more

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Charles E. Wolverton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Western Oregon University Alumni
Charles E. Wolverton Charles Edwin Wolverton was an American state and federal judge in the state of Oregon. He was the 18th Chief Justice on the Oregon Supreme Court. He served as the chief twice during his eleven ...more

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Mouse Davis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Western Oregon University Alumni
Mouse Davis Coach Darrel "Mouse" Davis is a retired American football coach and former player. A veteran coach at the high school, college, and professional levels, he last coached with Jerry Glanville ...more

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Rick Bartow is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Western Oregon University Alumni
Rick Bartow Rick Bartow is a Native American artist of Wiyot and Yurok heritage. He works in sculpture, print, etching, monotype, ceramics, mixed media, and painting.

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Betty Komp is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Western Oregon University Alumni
Betty Komp Teacher Betty E. Komp is a Democratic member of the Oregon House of Representatives, representing District 22 since 2004.

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Macy Morse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Western Oregon University Alumni
Macy Morse is an American non-violent peace activist, and anti-nuclear activist.

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Harry H. Belt is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Western Oregon University Alumni
Harry H. Belt Harry Hackleman Belt was an American educator, lawyer, and judge in the state of Oregon. He was the 28th Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court starting in 1945. He served as chief justice ...more

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Eldon Thompson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Western Oregon University Alumni
Eldon Thompson Eldon Thompson is a professional author and screenwriter known for his epic fantasy series The Legend of Asahiel, published by HarperCollins. His debut novel, The Crimson Sword, was released in ...more

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Dan Williams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Western Oregon University Alumni
Daniel Lawrence "Dan" Williams is a former professional baseball player and a former bullpen catcher for the Cleveland Indians. He has been a player or coach in the Indians system ...more

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Marco A. Hernandez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Western Oregon University Alumni
Marco A. Hernandez Judge Marco Antonio Hernandez is an American attorney and judge in the state of Oregon. A native of Arizona, he served as a Circuit Court judge in Washington County from 1995 until 2011, including as ...more

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Sara Tucholsky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Western Oregon University Alumni
Sara Tucholsky Sara Tucholsky is an American college softball player who played for Western Oregon University, who gained national attention when she was assisted in scoring a home run by members of the ...more