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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.

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Richard Nixon Politician, Military Officer, Author Richard Milhous Nixon was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. The only U.S. president to resign the office, Nixon had previously served as a U.S. representative ...more

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Dorothy Baker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Dorothy Baker Novelist, Writer Dorothy Baker was an American novelist.

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Fred D. Anderson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Fred D. Anderson Businessperson Fred D. Anderson is an American business executive known for his time with Apple Inc. and as a managing director and co-founder of Elevation Partners.

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Ken Davitian is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Ken Davitian Businessperson, Comedian, Restaurateur Kenneth "Ken" Davitian is an American character actor, who is best known for his role as Borat's producer in the 2006 comedy film Borat.

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Harrison Ellenshaw is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Harrison Ellenshaw Visual Effects Supervisor, Visual Artist, Film Director Harrison Ellenshaw is an American matte painter, following his British-born father Peter Ellenshaw. He started his career at Walt Disney Studios. He later joined George Lucas's effects studio ...more

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Andrea Barber is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Andrea Barber Actor Andrea Laura Barber is an American actress who is best known for having played Kimmy Gibbler on the ABC sitcom Full House.

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Geoff Stults is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Geoff Stults Television producer, Actor, American football player Geoffrey Manton "Geoff" Stults is an American actor. He is known for his regular roles on 7th Heaven, October Road and Happy Town. He most recently starred as Major Walter Sherman in ...more

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George Stults is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
George Stults Model, Actor George Sheehy Stults is an American actor and former fashion model. Stults grew up in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado but was born in Detroit, Michigan. He received a wrestling scholarship at the ...more

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Robert D. Durham is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Robert D. Durham Lawyer Robert D. Durham is a retired Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court. Previously, Durham was a judge for the Oregon Court of Appeals and a lawyer in private practice.

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Tony Malinosky is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Tony Malinosky Baseball player Anthony Francis Malinosky was a third baseman and shortstop in Major League baseball who played 35 games for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1937 season. Listed at 5' 10", Weight: 165 lb., he ...more

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Jim Colborn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Jim Colborn Baseball player James William Colborn is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. The right-handed Colborn pitched for the Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers, Kansas City Royals and Seattle Mariners. After ...more

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Salvador Plascencia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Salvador Plascencia Novelist, Writer Salvador Plascencia is an American writer, born 1976 in Guadalajara, Mexico. The Plascencia family eventually settled near Los Angeles in the city of El Monte when he was eight years old. ...more

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Zilpha Keatley Snyder is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Zilpha Keatley Snyder Novelist, Author, Writer Zilpha Keatley Snyder was an American author of books for children and young adults. Three of Snyder's works were named Newbery Honor books: The Egypt Game, The Headless Cupid and The Witches of ...more

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Jessamyn West is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Jessamyn West Novelist, Writer Mary Jessamyn West was an American author of short stories and novels, notably The Friendly Persuasion. A Quaker from Indiana, she graduated from Fullerton Union High School in 1919 and Whittier ...more

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Tony Strickland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Tony Strickland Anthony A. "Tony" Strickland is a former California State Senator and perennial candidate, he represented the 19th District from 2008-2012. Strickland is a member of the Republican ...more

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Chuck McMurtry is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Chuck McMurtry American football player Charles McMurtry was an American football player. A defensive tackle, he played professionally in the American Football League for the Buffalo Bills and Oakland Raiders. McMurtry played college ...more

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Jamie Quirk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Jamie Quirk Baseball player, Coach James Patrick Quirk is a former Major League Baseball catcher.

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Russ Purnell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Russ Purnell Coach Russ Purnell is a former American football coach. He served for 25 seasons as an assistant coach in National Football League, mainly coordinating the special teams units. He is one of only 21 ...more

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Chris Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Chris Jacobs Actor, TV Personality Christopher "Chris" Jacobs is an actor and television personality. He is the host of TLC's Overhaulin' and formerly hosted The Insider, he also worked as a correspondent for ...more

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Alfred Shaheen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Alfred Shaheen Alfred Shaheen was a textile industrialist who is credited with popularizing the Hawaiian shirt. "Alfred Shaheen is arguably the father of the Hawaiian fashion industry. It was Shaheen who ...more

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Brian S. Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Brian S. Brown Brian S. Brown is an American co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage, and has served as its President since 2010, having previously served as Executive Director. The National ...more

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Arthur Allan Seidelman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Arthur Allan Seidelman Television director, Film Director Arthur Allan Seidelman is a film and tv director.

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Wayne R. Grisham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Wayne R. Grisham Wayne Richard Grisham was a U.S. Representative from California.

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Michael Heck is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Michael Heck Captain Michael John Heck was an American B-52 Stratofortress pilot in the Vietnam War best known for becoming a conscientious objector and refusing to continue flying bombing missions over ...more

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Harry Rimmer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Harry Rimmer Harry Rimmer was an American evangelist and creationist. He is most prominent as a defender of creationism in the United States, a fundamentalist leader and writer of anti-evolution ...more

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Bull Finch is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Bull Finch Olen "Bull" Finch was a professional football player who played in the National Football League with the Los Angeles Buccaneers in 1926. He played only one season in the NFL.

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Jim Skipper is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Jim Skipper Jim Skipper is an American football coach. He is the running backs coach for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.

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Benjamin Tregoe is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Benjamin Tregoe Benjamin Tregoe was co-founder of Kepner-Tregoe, a management consulting firm, where he served as chairman emeritus until his death in 2005. Tregoe helped found the company in 1958 with fellow ...more

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Sue Rubin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Sue Rubin Screenwriter, Author Sue Rubin is a functionally non-verbal published autistic author who was the subject of the Oscar-nominated documentary Autism Is A World in which she communicated via the controversial ...more

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Brendan Schaub is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Brendan Schaub Brendan Peter Schaub is a current American mixed martial artist, a former professional football player for the AFL's Utah Blaze, and a former member of the Buffalo Bills practice squad. He was a ...more

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Elvin Hutchison is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Elvin Hutchison Elvin Hutchison was an American football player and official.

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Gregory Salcido is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Gregory Salcido Gregory Salcido is a former mayor of Pico Rivera, California. Salcido was elected to the Pico Rivera City Council in 1999 and served as the mayor in 2002. He serves as director for the Los ...more

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R. Kent Hughes is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
R. Kent Hughes R. Kent Hughes is Senior Pastor Emeritus of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois, USA. Hughes is the author of numerous books, including the best-selling Disciplines of a Godly Man. He is also ...more

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Herbert Boswell Nanney is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Whittier College Alumni
Herbert Boswell Nanney Herbert Boswell Nanney was university organist and professor of music at Stanford University. He was instrumental in the planning and construction of the Fisk-Nanney organ in Memorial Church, ...more