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Famous Whittier College Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 8.2k views34 items

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

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

The list you're viewing contains graduates like Richard Nixon and Geoff Stults.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Whittier College?” and “Which celebrities are Whittier College alumni?”
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    Richard Nixon

    Richard Nixon

    Politician, Military Officer

    AgeDec. at 81 (1913-1994)

    BirthplaceYorba Linda, California, USA

    Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was an American politician who served... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2

    Dorothy Baker

    Novelist, Writer

    AgeDec. at 61 (1907-1968)

    BirthplaceMissoula, Montana

    Dorothy Baker (April 21, 1907– June 17, 1968) was an American novelist.
  • 3

    Fred D. Anderson

    Businessperson
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  • 4
    Ken Davitian

    Ken Davitian

    Businessperson, Comedian

    Age67

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Ken Davitian (born June 19, 1953) is an Armenian-American actor and comedian, who is best... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Harrison Ellenshaw

    Harrison Ellenshaw

    Visual Effects Supervisor, Visual Artist

    Age75

    BirthplaceHarrisburg, Pennsylvania

    Harrison Ellenshaw (born Peter Ellenshaw, July 20, 1945 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) is an... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Andrea Barber

    Age44

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • 7
    Geoff Stults

    Geoff Stults

    Television producer, Actor

    Age42

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, United States of America

    Geoffrey Manton Stults (born December 15, 1977) is an American actor. He is known for his... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    George Stults

    George Stults

    Model, Actor

    Age45

    BirthplaceMichigan, USA, Detroit

    George Sheehy Stults (born August 16, 1975) is an American actor and former fashion model.

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  • 9
    Robert D. Durham

    Age73

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  • 10
    Tony Malinosky

    Tony Malinosky

    Baseball player

    AgeDec. at 102 (1909-2011)

    BirthplaceCollinsville, Illinois

    Anthony Francis Malinosky (October 7, 1909 – February 8, 2011) was a third baseman and... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Jim Colborn

    Jim Colborn

    Baseball player

    Age74

    BirthplaceSanta Paula, California, United States of America

    James William Colborn (born May 22, 1946) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. The... more on Wikipedia
  • 12

    Salvador Plascencia

    Novelist, Writer

    Age44

    BirthplaceGuadalajara, Mexico

    Salvador Plascencia is an American writer, born 21 December 1976 in Guadalajara, Mexico. The... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Zilpha Keatley Snyder

    Zilpha Keatley Snyder

    Novelist, Author

    AgeDec. at 87 (1927-2014)

    BirthplaceLemoore, California

    Zilpha Keatley Snyder (May 11, 1927 – October 8, 2014) was an American author of books for... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    Jessamyn West

    Novelist, Writer

    AgeDec. at 82 (1902-1984)

    BirthplaceVernon, Vernon Township, Indiana

    Mary Jessamyn West (July 18, 1902 – February 23, 1984) was an American author of short stories... more on Wikipedia
  • 15

    Tony Strickland

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  • 16

    Chuck McMurtry

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 47 (1937-1984)

    BirthplaceChandler, Oklahoma

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  • 17
    Jamie Quirk

    Jamie Quirk

    Baseball player, Coach

    Age65

    BirthplaceWhittier, California

    James Patrick Quirk (; born October 22, 1954) is a former Major League Baseball catcher.
  • 18

    Russ Purnell

    Coach

    Age72

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Russ Purnell (born June 12, 1948) is an American football coach. He has served for 26 seasons... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    Chris Jacobs

    Actor, TV Personality

    Age50

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

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  • 20
    Alfred Shaheen

    Alfred Shaheen

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  • 21
    Brian S. Brown

    Brian S. Brown

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  • 22
    Arthur Allan Seidelman

    Arthur Allan Seidelman

    Television director, Film Director

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

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  • 23

    Wayne R. Grisham

    Wayne Richard Grisham (January 10, 1923 – January 19, 2011) was a U.S. Representative from... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    Michael Heck

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  • 25

    Harry Rimmer

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