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Famous Whitman College Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Whitman College and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of graduates in it, like Adam West and Walter Houser Brattain.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Whitman College?” and “Which celebrities are Whitman College alumni?”
  • 1
    Walter Houser Brattain

    Walter Houser Brattain

    Physicist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 85 (1902-1987)


    Walter Houser Brattain (; February 10, 1902 – October 13, 1987) was an American physicist at... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger


    BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado

    Dorothy Marie "Dottie" Metcalf-Lindenburger (born May 2, 1975 in Colorado Springs, Colorado)... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Adam West

    Adam West

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceWalla Walla, Washington, United States of America

    William West Anderson (September 19, 1928 – June 9, 2017), known professionally as Adam West,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Dirk Benedict


    BirthplaceHelena, Montana, United States of America

    Dirk Benedict (born Dirk Niewoehner on March 1, 1945) is an American movie, television and... more on Wikipedia

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    #411 of 595 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures#306 of 461 The Best TV Actors of All Time

  • 5
    William O. Douglas

    William O. Douglas

    Screenwriter, Author

    AgeDec. at 82 (1898-1980)

    BirthplaceMaine Township, Minnesota, United States of America

    William Orville Douglas (October 16, 1898 – January 19, 1980) was an American jurist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Lance Norris

    Lance Norris

    Comedian, Writer


    BirthplaceDes Moines, Iowa, United States of America

    Lance Norris (born August 9, 1962) is an American actor/writer/director/stand-up... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Walt Minnick

    Walt Minnick

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceWalla Walla, Washington, United States of America

    Walter Clifford Minnick (born September 20, 1942) is an American politician who served as a... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Holly Brooks

    Holly Brooks

    Cross-country skier, Coach


    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    Holly Brooks (born April 17, 1982) is an American cross country skier from Seattle, Washington... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    John Markoff

    John Markoff

    Journalist, Writer


    BirthplaceOakland, California

    John Gregory Markoff (born October 24, 1949 in Oakland, California) is a journalist best known... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Diane Middlebrook

    Diane Middlebrook

    Poet, Biographer

    AgeDec. at 68 (1939-2007)

    BirthplacePocatello, Idaho

    Diane Helen Wood Middlebrook (April 16, 1939 – December 15, 2007) was an American biographer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    W. Michael Gillette

    W. Michael Gillette

    Judge, Lawyer


    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    W. Michael Gillette (born December 29, 1941) is an American attorney and retired judge in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Keiko Agena

    Keiko Agena

    Actor, Puppeteer


    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    Christine Keiko Agena (born October 3, 1973) is an American actress.
  • 13
    Derrike Cope

    Derrike Cope

    Race car driver


    BirthplaceSpanaway, Washington

    Derrike Wayne Cope (born November 3, 1958) is an American professional stock car racing driver... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    AgeDec. at 71 (1888-1959)

    BirthplacePendleton, Oregon

    James Alger Fee (September 24, 1888 – August 25, 1959) was a United States Circuit Judge of... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    AgeDec. at 76 (1920-1996)

    BirthplaceNome, Alaska

    Helen Lucile Lomen (August 21, 1920 – June 21, 1996) was the first woman to serve as a law... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Ryan Crocker
    Ryan Clark Crocker (born June 19, 1949) is a former career ambassador within the United States... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Al Ullman
    Albert Conrad Ullman (March 9, 1914 – October 11, 1986) was an American politician in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Ben Westlund
    Bernard John "Ben" Westlund II (September 3, 1949 – March 7, 2010) was an American politician... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    David Goldenberg is a 1996 Guggenheim Fellow in Natural Sciences.
  • 20

    David R. Nygren

    David Robert Nygren (born December 30, 1938) is a particle physicist known for his invention... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Torey Hayden



    BirthplaceLivingston, Montana

    Victoria Lynn Hayden, known as Torey L. Hayden (born 21 May 1951 in Livingston, Montana,... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Jack Rasmussen

    Jack Rasmussen

    Jack Rasmussen (born 9 February 1923) was a Danish wrestler. He competed in the men's... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Morten Lauridsen

    Morten Lauridsen

    Conductor, Composer


    BirthplaceColfax, Washington

    Morten Johannes Lauridsen (born February 27, 1943) is an American composer. A National Medal... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Marcus Amerman

    Marcus Amerman

    Marcus Amerman is a Choctaw bead artist, glass artist, painter, fashion designer, and... more on Wikipedia
  • 25

    Gordon Wright


    AgeDec. at 88 (1912-2000)

    BirthplaceLynden, Washington

    Gordon Wright (April 24, 1912 – January 11, 2000) was an American historian. He focused on... more on Wikipedia