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Famous Whitman College Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 4.2k views39 items

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?”
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    Walter Houser Brattain is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Whitman College Alumni

    Walter Houser Brattain

    Physicist, Inventor

    AgeDec. at 85 (1902-1987)

    BirthplaceChina-Amoy

    Walter Houser Brattain (; February 10, 1902 – October 13, 1987) was an American physicist at... more on Wikipedia
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    Dorothy Metcalf-Lindenburger is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Whitman College Alumni

    Age45

    BirthplaceColorado Springs, Colorado

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

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    #12 of 45 The Hottest Lady Astronauts In NASA History#24 of 43 Female Space Travelers: A Complete List

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    Adam West is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Whitman College Alumni

    Adam West

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age92

    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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    Adam West Partied Hard Behind The Scenes Of The Kid-Friendly ‘Batman’ TV Series#442 of 1,030 The Best Actors in Film History

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    Dirk Benedict is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Whitman College Alumni

    Age75

    BirthplaceUSA, Helena, Montana

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

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    #412 of 595 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures#299 of 461 The Best TV Actors of All Time

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    William O. Douglas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Whitman College Alumni

    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 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Whitman College Alumni

    Lance Norris

    Comedian, Writer

    Age58

    BirthplaceDes Moines, Iowa, United States of America

    Lance Norris (born August 9, 1962) is an American actor/writer/director/stand-up... more on Wikipedia
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    Walt Minnick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Whitman College Alumni

    Walt Minnick

    Businessperson, Politician

    Age78

    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
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    Holly Brooks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Whitman College Alumni

    Holly Brooks

    Cross-country skier, Coach

    Age38

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    Holly Brooks (born April 17, 1982) is an American cross country skier from Seattle, Washington... more on Wikipedia
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    John Markoff is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Whitman College Alumni

    John Markoff

    Journalist, Writer

    Age70

    BirthplaceOakland, California

    John Gregory Markoff (born October 24, 1949 in Oakland, California) is a journalist best known... more on Wikipedia
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    Diane Middlebrook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Whitman College Alumni

    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
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    W. Michael Gillette is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Whitman College Alumni

    W. Michael Gillette

    Judge, Lawyer

    Age78

    BirthplaceSeattle, Washington

    W. Michael Gillette (born December 29, 1941) is an American attorney and retired judge in the... more on Wikipedia
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    Keiko Agena is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Whitman College Alumni

    Keiko Agena

    Actor, Puppeteer

    Age46

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii, United States of America

    Christine Keiko Agena (born October 3, 1973) is an American actress.
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    Derrike Cope is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Whitman College Alumni

    Derrike Cope

    Race car driver

    Age61

    BirthplaceSpanaway, Washington

    Derrike Wayne Cope (born November 3, 1958) is an American professional stock car racing driver... more on Wikipedia
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    James Alger Fee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Whitman College Alumni

    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
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    Lucile Lomen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Whitman College Alumni

    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
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    Ryan Crocker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Whitman College Alumni
    Ryan Clark Crocker (born June 19, 1949) is a former career ambassador within the United States... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Al Ullman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Whitman College Alumni
    Albert Conrad Ullman (March 9, 1914 – October 11, 1986) was an American politician in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Ben Westlund is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Whitman College Alumni
    Bernard John "Ben" Westlund II (September 3, 1949 – March 7, 2010) was an American politician... more on Wikipedia
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    David Goldenberg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Whitman College Alumni
    David Goldenberg is a 1996 Guggenheim Fellow in Natural Sciences.
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    David R. Nygren is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Whitman College Alumni

    David R. Nygren

    David Robert Nygren (born December 30, 1938) is a particle physicist known for his invention... more on Wikipedia
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    Torey Hayden is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Whitman College Alumni

    Torey Hayden

    Screenwriter

    Age69

    BirthplaceLivingston, Montana

    Victoria Lynn Hayden, known as Torey L. Hayden (born 21 May 1951 in Livingston, Montana,... more on Wikipedia
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    Jack Rasmussen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Whitman College Alumni

    Jack Rasmussen

    Jack Rasmussen (born 9 February 1923) was a Danish wrestler. He competed in the men's... more on Wikipedia
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    Morten Lauridsen is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Whitman College Alumni

    Morten Lauridsen

    Conductor, Composer

    Age77

    BirthplaceColfax, Washington

    Morten Johannes Lauridsen (born February 27, 1943) is an American composer. A National Medal... more on Wikipedia
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    Marcus Amerman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Whitman College Alumni

    Marcus Amerman

    Marcus Amerman is a Choctaw bead artist, glass artist, painter, fashion designer, and... more on Wikipedia
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    Gordon Wright is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Whitman College Alumni

    Gordon Wright

    Historian

    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
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