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EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1861 as the Territorial University of Washington.

Location:
Seattle, WA

Founding Date:
4-Nov-1861

Motto:
Lux sit

Team:
Huskies

Enrollment:
42,000

Official Website:
http://www.washington.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Deborah Adair
Actor
23-May-1952   The Young and the Restless
Brock Adams
Politician
13-Jan-1927 10-Sep-2004 US Senator from Washington, 1987-93
Jane Adams
Actor
1-Apr-1965   Dr. Mel Karnofsky on Frasier
Fouad Ajami
Author
9-Sep-1945   Director of Middle East Studies, SAIS
Gerry L. Alexander
Judge
1936   Washington Chief Justice
Lloyd Anderson
Business
4-Aug-1902 13-Sep-2000 Founder of REI
Paul M. Anderson
Business
1945   CEO of Duke Energy, 2003-07
Robert Armstrong
Actor
20-Nov-1890 20-Apr-1973 King Kong
Robert Arthur
Actor
18-Jun-1925 1-Oct-2008 Ace in the Hole
Bill Atkinson
Computer Programmer
1951   Creator of HyperCard, QuickDraw, MacPaint
Roy L. Austin
Diplomat
13-Dec-1939   US Ambassador to Trinidad
Reiko Aylesworth
Actor
9-Dec-1972   Michelle Dessler on 24
Bob Bartlett
Politician
20-Apr-1904 11-Dec-1968 US Senator from Alaska, 1959-68
Howard P. Behar
Business
c. 1947   Starbucks President North America, 2001-02
Bruce Bennett
Actor
19-May-1906 24-Feb-2007 Played Tarzan in 1930s movie serials
Dorrit J. Bern
Business
c. 1950   CEO of Charming Shoppes
Jaime Herrera Beutler
Politician
3-Nov-1978   Congresswoman, Washington 3rd
William Bolcom
Composer
26-May-1938   Songs of Innocence and of Experience
David Bonderman
Business
c. 1943   Billionaire, Texas Pacific Group
Kim Bottomly
Educator
c. 1947   President, Wellesley College
Pappy Boyington
Military
4-Dec-1912 11-Jan-1988 World War II flying ace
Robert F. Brachtenbach
Judge
28-Jan-1931 2-May-2008 Justice, WA Supreme Court, 1972-94
Donald Bren
Business
1932   Irvine real estate billionaire
Andrew Brimmer
Economist
13-Sep-1926 7-Oct-2012 Federal Reserve Governor, 1966-74
Erna Brodber
Novelist
20-Apr-1940   Jane and Louisa Will Soon Come Home
Jeffrey H. Brotman
Business
c. 1943   Chairman of Costco
Floyd G. Brown
Activist
10-Mar-1961   Ultraconservative smear merchant
Michael W. Brown
Business
c. 1946   CFO of Microsoft, 1994-97
Louise H. Bryson
Business
c. 1944   Chairman of Getty Trust
Linda B. Buck
Biologist
29-Jan-1947   Odorant receptors and olfactory organization
Ted Bundy
Criminal
24-Nov-1946 24-Jan-1989 Serial killer, blamed pornography
Dyan Cannon
Actor
4-Jan-1937   Heaven Can Wait
James Caviezel
Actor
26-Sep-1968   Passion
Tom Chambers
Judge
c. 1944   Justice, Washington Supreme Court
Dale Chihuly
Artist
20-Sep-1941   Glass artist
Beverly Cleary
Author
12-Apr-1916   Children's author, Ramona Quimby series
Chuck Close
Painter
5-Jul-1940   Photo-realist portrait painter, printmaker
Jeffrey Combs
Actor
9-Sep-1954   Herbert West in Re-Animator
Mark Deklin
Actor
3-Dec-1967   Blake Reilly on GCB
Chris DeWolfe
Business
1966   Co-Founder of MySpace
Norm Dicks
Politician
16-Dec-1940   Congressman, Washington 6th
W. Ronald Dietz
Business
c. 1943   Former Citicorp VP
Garret Dillahunt
Actor
24-Nov-1964   Burt Chance on Raising Hope
Patrick Duffy
Actor
17-Mar-1949   Bobby Ewing on Dallas
Jennifer Dunn
Politician
29-Jul-1941 5-Sep-2007 Congresswoman from Washington, 1993-2005
David Eddings
Author
7-Jul-1931 2-Jun-2009 The Belgariad
Mark Emmert
Educator
16-Dec-1952   President, University of Washington
Linda Emond
Actor
22-May-1959   Julie & Julia
Daniel J. Evans
Politician
16-Oct-1925   Governor of Washington, 1965-77
John H. Eyler, Jr.
Business
1948   CEO of Toys R Us, 2000-06
Anna Faris
Actor
29-Nov-1976   Scary Movie
Frances Farmer
Actor
19-Sep-1913 1-Aug-1970 Hollywood actress, institutionalized
Joseph Jerome Farris
Judge
4-Mar-1930   9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1979-95
Ed Felten
Computer Programmer
25-Mar-1963   Broke SDMI
Betty B. Fletcher
Judge
29-Mar-1923 22-Oct-2012 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1979-98
William P. Foley II
Business
1944   CEO of Fidelity National Financial
Tom Foley
Politician
6-Mar-1929   Speaker of the House, 1989-95
Llyn Foulkes
Painter
1935   Assemblage artist
Ralph Frank
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Croatia, 2003-06
Booth Gardner
Politician
21-Aug-1936 15-Mar-2013 Governor of Washington, 1985-93
Mary Maxwell Gates
Business
5-Jul-1929 9-Jun-1994 Mother of Bill Gates
William H. Gates, Sr.
Philanthropist
30-Nov-1925   Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Joseph L. Goldstein
Scientist
18-Apr-1940   Hypercholesterolemia and cell metabolism
Chris Gregoire
Politician
24-Mar-1947   Governor of Washington, 2005-13
Leslie R. Groves
Military
17-Aug-1896 13-Jul-1970 Director of the Manhattan Project
Ed Guthman
Journalist
11-Aug-1919 31-Aug-2008 Nixon enemy, Pulitzer Prize winner
Charlotte Guyman
Business
c. 1956   Former GM, MSN Sales
Bridget Hanley
Actor
3-Feb-1941   Candy Pruitt on Here Come the Brides
Chuck Hansen
Activist
13-May-1947 26-Mar-2003 Nuclear historian and archivist
Steven Hansen
Business
c. 1947   Peter Kiewit Sons
Nelson T. Hartson
Government
26-Nov-1887 ? Solicitor of the IRS
Frank Herbert
Author
8-Oct-1920 11-Feb-1986 Dune
Josephine Herbst
Novelist
5-Mar-1892 28-Jan-1969 Pity Is Not Enough
George H. Hitchings
Scientist
18-Apr-1905 27-Feb-1998 Developed medicines for leukemia, herpes, arthritis
Chet Huntley
Journalist
10-Dec-1911 20-Mar-1974 The Huntley-Brinkley Report
John R. Ingram
Business
c. 1963   Ingram Book Group
Jay Inslee
Politician
9-Feb-1951   Governor of Washington
Henry "Scoop" Jackson
Politician
31-May-1912 1-Sep-1983 US Senator from Washington, 1953-83
Robinson Jeffers
Poet
10-Jan-1887 20-Jan-1962 Tamar and Other Poems
Ken Jennings
TV Personality
23-May-1974   $2.5 Million Jeopardy! Contestant
Merrill Jensen
Historian
1905 30-Jan-1980 The Articles of Confederaton
Charles W. Johnson
Judge
c. 1951   Justice, Washington Supreme Court
Darryl N. Johnson
Diplomat
?   US Ambassador to Thailand, 2002-04
James M. Johnson
Judge
c. 1946   Justice, Washington Supreme Court
Robert L. Joss
Educator
c. 1941   Dean, Stanford Business School
Curtis Kamman
Diplomat
15-Jan-1939   US Ambassador to Colombia, 1997-2000
Richard Karn
Actor
17-Feb-1956   Al Borland on Home Improvement
Kitty Kelley
Author
4-Apr-1942   Controversial biogratrix
Elizabeth T. Kennan
Business
c. 1938   President of Mt. Holyoke College, 1978-95
William T. Kerr
Business
17-Apr-1941   CEO of Meredith Corporation, 1997-2006
Hank Ketcham
Cartoonist
14-Mar-1920 1-Jun-2001 Dennis the Menace
Gary Kildall
Business
19-May-1942 11-Jul-1994 Founder of Digital Research, Inc.
Carolyn Kizer
Poet
10-Dec-1925   Yin: New Poems
Peter S. Klein
Business
c. 1964   CFO of Microsoft, 2009-13
Dave Kopay
Football
28-Jun-1942   The Dave Kopay Story
Robert P. Kraft
Astronomer
16-Jun-1927   Lick Observatory
Bud Krogh
Government
3-Aug-1939   Nixon's plumbers
Raúl Labrador
Politician
8-Dec-1967   Congressman, Idaho 1st
Arthur B. Langlie
Politician
25-Jul-1900 24-Jul-1966 Twice Governor of Washington
Tom Lantos
Politician
1-Feb-1928 11-Feb-2008 Congressman from California, 1981-2008
Michael E. Lavin
Business
c. 1946   Former Midwest Partner, KPMG
David M. Lawrence
Business
c. 1940   CEO of Kaiser KHFP, 1991-2002
Bruce Lee
Actor
27-Nov-1940 20-Jul-1973 Enter the Dragon
Arthur D. Levinson
Business
31-Mar-1950   CEO of Genentech
Charles M. Lillis
Business
c. 1945   President of MediaOne, 1995-2000
Tim Lincecum
Baseball
15-Jun-1984   Pitcher, San Francisco Giants
Kyle MacLachlan
Actor
22-Feb-1959   Agent Cooper on Twin Peaks
Albert S. Macmillan, Jr.
Business
c. 1944   Triaxia Partners
Barbara A. Madsen
Judge
c. 1952   Justice, Washington Supreme Court
Warren G. Magnuson
Politician
12-Apr-1905 20-May-1989 US Senator from Washington
Michael J. Malone
Business
c. 1944   MTM Management
Clarence D. Martin
Politician
29-Jun-1886 11-Aug-1955 Governor of Washington, 1933-41
Robert W. McChesney
Author
c. 1955   Rich Media, Poor Democracy
Hugh McElhenny
Football
31-Dec-1928   NFL Hall of Fame Running Back
Michael McGrady
Actor
30-Mar-1960   Det. Salinger on Southland
Joel McHale
TV Personality
20-Nov-1971   The Soup
Norman Z. McLeod
Film Director
20-Sep-1898 27-Jan-1964 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Jack Metcalf
Politician
30-Nov-1927 15-Mar-2007 Congressman from Washington, 1995-2001
Norman J. Metcalfe
Business
c. 1942   Vice Chairman, The Irvine Company, 1993-96
Diane Middlebrook
Author
16-Apr-1939 15-Dec-2007 Biographer of Anne Sexton
Warren Moon
Football
18-Nov-1956   CFL and NFL hall-of-fame quarterback
Jim Mora, Jr.
Football
19-Nov-1961   Head Coach, UCLA Bruins
Steven W. Mosher
Scholar
9-May-1948   Prominent Sinologist
Jeff Moss
Business
c. 1969   DEF CON, Black Hat hacker con founder
Dennis A. Muilenburg
Business
c. 1964   EVP at Boeing
Robert A. Mundell
Economist
24-Oct-1932   Floating exchange rates
Edward R. Murrow
Journalist
25-Apr-1908 27-Apr-1965 The epitome of broadcast journalism
Greg Nickels
Politician
7-Aug-1955   Mayor of Seattle
Blake W. Nordstrom
Business
1961   President of Nordstrom
W. Lee Nutter
Business
c. 1943   CEO of Rayonier, 1999-2007
Douglas E. Olesen
Business
c. 1938   CEO of Battelle, 1987-2001
Gilbert S. Omenn
Business
30-Aug-1941   Professor, University of Michigan
Robert Osborne
TV Personality
3-May-1932   TCM host
John Allen Paulos
Mathematician
4-Jul-1945   Innumeracy
Jerry Pournelle
Author
7-Aug-1933   Sci-Fi collaborator with Larry Niven
Kathryn L. H. Proffitt
Diplomat
1951   US Ambassador to Malta, 1998-2001
Dorothy Provine
Actor
20-Jan-1937 25-Apr-2010 The Roaring 20's
Ella Raines
Actor
6-Aug-1920 30-May-1988 Hail the Conquering Hero
Robin Raphel
Diplomat
1947   US Ambassador to Tunisia, 1997-2000
Pamela Reed
Actor
2-Apr-1949   Gail Green on Jericho
Richard G. Reiten
Business
c. 1938   Northwest Natural Gas
Toni Rembe
Attorney
c. 1938   Partner at Pillsbury Winthrop, 1971-2004
Irv Robbins
Business
6-Dec-1917 5-May-2008 Co-Founder of Baskin-Robbins
Tom Robbins
Novelist
22-Jul-1936   Still Life with Woodpecker
Marilynne Robinson
Novelist
1947   Housekeeping
Martin Rodbell
Scientist
1-Dec-1925 7-Dec-1998 G-protein cell signal transmission
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Politician
22-May-1969   Congresswoman, Washington 5th
Steven R. Rogel
Business
25-Oct-1942   CEO of Weyerhaeuser
Albert Rosellini
Politician
21-Jan-1910 10-Oct-2011 Governor of Washington, 1957-65
Brandon Roy
Basketball
23-Jul-1984   Minnesota Timberwolves guard
Judith M. Runstad
Attorney
c. 1944   Former Partner, Foster Pepper
Keith P. Russell
Business
c. 1945   Chairman of Mellon West, 1996-2001
Richard B. Sanders
Judge
1945   Justice, Washington Supreme Court
Lewis B. Schwellenbach
Government
20-Sep-1894 10-Jun-1948 US Secretary of Labor, 1945-48
Wil Shipley
Computer Programmer
16-Oct-1969   The Omni Group, Delicious Monster
H. Mason Sizemore, Jr.
Business
c. 1941   Seattle Times President, 1985-2001
Jean Smart
Actor
13-Sep-1959   Charlene on Designing Women
Adam Smith
Politician
15-Jun-1965   Congressman, Washington 9th
Harry Smith
Musicologist
29-May-1923 26-Nov-1991 Anthology of American Folk Music
Lois Smith
Actor
3-Nov-1930   Five Easy Pieces
Orin C. Smith
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Starbucks, 2000-05
William S. Stavropoulos
Business
12-May-1939   Twice CEO of Dow Chemical
Rick Steves
Author
10-May-1955   Europe Through the Back Door
George J. Stigler
Economist
17-Jan-1911 1-Dec-1991 Economic Theory of Regulation
Julia Sweeney
Comic
10-Oct-1959   Androgyne Pat on Saturday Night Live
Arthur R. Thompson
Activist
1938   CEO, John Birch Society
Alice B. Toklas
Relative
30-Apr-1877 7-Mar-1967 Gertrude Stein's lover
Bud Tribble
Business
c. 1953   Apple, NeXT
Ginny Tyler
Actor
8-Aug-1925 13-Jul-2012 Head Mouseketeer
Peter H. Wehner
Government
c. 1961   Director, Office of Strategic Initiatives
Dawn Wells
Actor
18-Oct-1938   Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island
Kelvin R. Westbrook
Business
1955   Millenium Digital Media
Rainn Wilson
Actor
20-Jan-1966   Dwight on The Office
Lynn Woolsey
Politician
3-Nov-1937   Congresswoman, California 6th
James Wright
Poet
13-Dec-1927 25-Mar-1980 The Branch Will Not Break
Marion A. Zioncheck
Politician
5-Dec-1901 7-Aug-1936 Congressman, committed suicide
Robert Zubrin
Engineer
c. 1952   Mars Direct

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Berryman
Poet
25-Oct-1914 7-Jan-1972 Homage to Mistress Bradstreet
Elizabeth Bishop
Poet
8-Feb-1911 6-Oct-1979 North & South
Linda B. Buck
Biologist
29-Jan-1947   Odorant receptors and olfactory organization
Caroline Bynum
Historian
1941   Medieval historian
John Angus Campbell
Activist
10-Mar-1942   Discovery Institute
Dave Cutler
Computer Programmer
13-Mar-1942   Father of Windows NT
Hans G. Dehmelt
Physicist
9-Sep-1922   Co-Inventor of the ion trap
Paul H. Douglas
Politician
26-Mar-1892 24-Sep-1976 US Senator from Illinois, 1949-67
August Dvorak
Inventor
5-May-1894 10-Oct-1975 Dvorak Simplified Keyboard
Edmond H. Fischer
Scientist
6-Apr-1920   Protein phosphorylation
Ronald M. Gould
Judge
17-Oct-1946   9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Leland H. Hartwell
Scientist
30-Oct-1939   Regulators of cell cycle
David C. Hodge
Educator
27-Sep-1948   President, Miami University of Ohio
Leroy Hood
Biologist
10-Oct-1938   Systems biology and Human Genome Project
Merrill Jensen
Historian
1905 30-Jan-1980 The Articles of Confederaton
Clark Kerr
Educator
17-May-1911 1-Dec-2003 Chancellor of UC Berkeley, 1952-58
W. H. Knight
Educator
c. 1954   Law Professor, University of Washington
Edwin G. Krebs
Scientist
6-Jun-1918 21-Dec-2009 Protein phosphorylation
Nicholas R. Lardy
Economist
c. 1946   Senior fellow, Institute for International Economics
James McDermott
Politician
28-Dec-1936   Congressman, Washington 7th
Douglass C. North
Economist
5-Nov-1920   Cliometrics
Gilbert S. Omenn
Business
30-Aug-1941   Professor, University of Michigan
Rudolf Peierls
Physicist
5-Jun-1907 19-Sep-1995 Frisch-Peierls Memorandum
William C. Powers, Jr.
Educator
30-May-1946   President, University of Texas at Austin
John Raisian
Economist
c. 1953   Director, Hoover Institution
Dixy Lee Ray
Politician
3-Sep-1914 2-Jan-1994 Governor of Washington, 1977-81
William C. Richardson
Educator
c. 1940   President of Johns Hopkins, 1990-95
Theodore Roethke
Poet
25-May-1908 1-Aug-1963 The Waking
Joanna Russ
Author
22-Feb-1937 29-Apr-2011 The Female Man
Richard B. Sanders
Judge
1945   Justice, Washington Supreme Court
William F. Sharpe
Economist
16-Jun-1934   Capital asset pricing model
E. Donnall Thomas
Scientist
15-Mar-1920 20-Oct-2012 Bone marrow transplants

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jeffrey H. Brotman
Business
c. 1943   Chairman of Costco
G. Wayne Clough
Educator
c. 1942   Secretary of the Smithsonian
Mark Emmert
Educator
16-Dec-1952   President, University of Washington
Daniel J. Evans
Politician
16-Oct-1925   Governor of Washington, 1965-77
Joseph Jerome Farris
Judge
4-Mar-1930   9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 1979-95
Mary Maxwell Gates
Business
5-Jul-1929 9-Jun-1994 Mother of Bill Gates
William H. Gates, Sr.
Philanthropist
30-Nov-1925   Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Gerald Grinstein
Business
c. 1932   CEO of Delta Air Lines, 2004-07
Charlotte Guyman
Business
c. 1956   Former GM, MSN Sales
David C. Hodge
Educator
27-Sep-1948   President, Miami University of Ohio
W. H. Knight
Educator
c. 1954   Law Professor, University of Washington
Nicholas R. Lardy
Economist
c. 1946   Senior fellow, Institute for International Economics
Richard L. McCormick
Educator
26-Dec-1947   President, Rutgers University
Alan Mulally
Business
4-Aug-1945   CEO of Ford Motor Company
Orin C. Smith
Business
c. 1942   CEO of Starbucks, 2000-05
Daniel W. Yohannes
Philanthropist
Sep-1952   CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation

COACHES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Red Badgro
Football
1-Dec-1902 13-Jul-1998 NFL Hall of Famer
Karl Dorrell
Football
18-Dec-1963   UCLA Head Football Coach, 2003-07
Don James
Football
31-Dec-1932   Huskies Head Coach, 1975-92
Scott Linehan
Football
17-Sep-1963   Offensive Coordinator, Detroit Lions
Jim Mora, Jr.
Football
19-Nov-1961   Head Coach, UCLA Bruins
Gary Pinkel
Football
27-Apr-1952   Missouri Head Coach
Darrell Royal
Football
6-Jul-1924 7-Nov-2012 UT-Austin Head Coach, 1957-76
Tyrone Willingham
Football
30-Dec-1953   Head Football Coach, Washington Huskies
Tex Winter
Basketball
25-Feb-1922   KSU Head Coach, 1953-68


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