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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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