List of University of Washington people

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This page lists notable students, alumni and faculty members of the University of Washington.

Notable UW students and alumni[edit]

Nobel laureates[edit]

Academic administration and teaching[edit]

Aeronautics and astronautics[edit]

Michael P. Anderson, NASA Astronaut and crewmember of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster
Scott Crossfield, test pilot

Art and architecture[edit]

Facade showing the signature style of architect Minoru Yamasaki

Business and law[edit]

Diplomacy[edit]

Literature[edit]

Pulitzer Prize winners[edit]

National Book Award[edit]

  • Beverly Cleary (1939) – Children's Books, Fiction, Paperback 1981
  • Timothy Egan (1981) – Non-fiction 2006 for The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl.

General[edit]

If no class year is listed, author may not have graduated.

Robert Zubrin, science fiction writer

Politics[edit]

Henry M. Jackson, United States Senator[5]

Military[edit]

Prominent officers[edit]

Monument to the Abraham Lincoln Brigade on campus
Active duty[edit]
Spanish Civil War[edit]
World War II[edit]

Medal of Honor recipients[edit]

Religion[edit]

  • Sanford Brown – social justice advocate, ordained United Methodist minister, and executive director of the Church Council of Greater Seattle.

Science and technology[edit]

Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, PhD 1982, famous science-fiction writer and professor of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology

Social science and humanities[edit]

Sports[edit]

Olympic medal winners[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Nate Robinson

Football[edit]

Warren Moon, Hall of Fame NFL Quarterback

Soccer[edit]

Track and field[edit]

  • Brad Walker (2003) – Two time NCAA pole vault champion, gold medalist at the 2006 World Indoor Championships and 2007 World Championships.

Other sports[edit]

Music[edit]

Television, film, and other arts[edit]

Crime[edit]

  • Theodore Robert Bundy – Commonly known as "Ted" Bundy, was an American serial killer between 1974–1978. He admitted to killing 30 people. Some sources say he could have killed as many as 100 people.
  • Amanda Knox – Gained international media attention when accused, and later convicted, of murdering her roommate while studying abroad in Italy. On October 3, 2011, her conviction was overturned before she was re-convicted in 2014.

Notable current and former faculty and staff[edit]

Nobel Laureates[edit]

Pulitzer Prize winners[edit]

Biology and medicine[edit]

Business and law[edit]

Politics and administration[edit]

Science and technology[edit]

Social science, arts and humanities[edit]

Athletics[edit]

  • Hiram Boardman Conibear – Rowing coach.
  • Gil Dobie – Undefeated (58-0-3) football coach of the University of Washington from 1908 to 1916, whose tenure largely comprised the NCAA Division I-A record for an unbeaten streak (63 games) and who oversaw the entirety of the NCAA Division I-A's second longest winning streak (39 games); elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951.
  • Michelle Gordon (1991) – Martial artist and recipient of USA Weekend magazine's "Most Caring Coach Award".
  • Marv Harshman – Head basketball coach of the University of Washington from 1971 to 1985.
  • Don James – Head football coach from 1974 to 1992.
  • Lorenzo Romar – Current head basketball coach of the University of Washington.
  • Steve Sarkisian – Former head football coach at the University of Washington
  • Tyrone Willingham – Former head football coach at the University of Washington.

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