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 alumni[edit]

Nobel laureates[edit]

Academic administration and teaching[edit]

Aeronautics and astronautics[edit]

Michael P. Anderson, NASA Astronaut and crew member 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]

  • Darryl N. Johnson (B.A., 1960) – former U.S. Ambassador to Thailand (2001–2004) and Lithuania (1992–1994)
  • John M. Koenig – former U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus (2012–2015)
  • Allan Phillip Mustard (B.A., 1978) – U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan (2014–present)
  • Robin Raphel (B.A., 1969) – former U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia (1997–2000), Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs (1993–1997)

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]
World War II[edit]
Other[edit]

Medal of Honor recipients[edit]

Religion[edit]

Science and technology[edit]

Muhammed Zafar Iqbal, PhD 1982, 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]

Lester Towns-NFL Linebacker-Carolina Panthers

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; serial killer, 1974–1978; admitted to killing 30 people; some sources say he could have killed as many as 100
  • Amanda Knox; convicted of the murder of her roommate in Italy, conviction later overturned

Notable faculty[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 (64 games) and who oversaw the entirety of the NCAA Division I-A's second longest winning streak (40 games); elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951
  • 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 – former 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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