Washington And Lee University

Discover the notable alumni of Washington And Lee University. The list includes people like Meriwether Lewis, Matt Bevin, Cy Twombly & Lewis F. Powell, Jr.. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as miscellaneous, leaders, artists & painters, writers and lawyers & judges etc.
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Tom Wolfe
(American author)
Tom Wolfe
8
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 2, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Died: March 14, 2018
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Meriwether Lewis
(Explorer, Politician)
Meriwether Lewis
23
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 18, 1774
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ivy, Colony of Virginia
Died: October 11, 1809

Best known for his exploration of the Pacific Northwest and Oregon, Meriwether Lewis led the legendary Lewis and Clark Expedition. He had also been the governor of Louisiana. His mysterious death at age 35, due to gunshot wounds, sparked a huge debate on whether it was a murder or a suicide.

 3 
Matt Bevin
(62nd Governor of Kentucky)
Matt Bevin
26
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 9, 1967
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
 4 
Pat Robertson
(Evangelist, Media Mogul)
Pat Robertson
15
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 22, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Lexington city
Televangalist Pat Robertson is noted for his conservative views. He is distingusihed for his outspoken opinions on politics, religion and many other subjects. He appears everyday on The 700 Club, a flagship programe of CBN. Throughout his career, he has evoked altercation with his views and opinions on various subjects.
 5 
Mike Henry
(Comedian)
Mike Henry
2
Birthdate: November 7, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pontiac, Michigan, United States
 6 
Cy Twombly
(American Painter, Sculptor and Photographer Known for His Graffiti-Style Paintings and for Large-Scale Works)
Cy Twombly
3
Birthdate: April 25, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lexington, Virginia, United States
Died: July 5, 2011

Cy Twombly was an American sculptor, painter, and photographer. Although he wasn’t popular among the critics, Twombly's works influenced several younger artists like Francesco Clemente, Anselm Kiefer, and Julian Schnabel. Today, his works are preserved in many museums globally, including the Tate Modern in London, the Menil Collection in Houston, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

 7 
John Warner
(Former United States Secretary of the Navy)
John Warner
5
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 18, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Died: May 25, 2021
 8 
Roger Mudd
(Broadcaster)
Roger Mudd
2
Birthdate: February 9, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
 9 
Tom Robbins
(Writer)
Tom Robbins
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: July 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Blowing Rock, North Carolina Blowing Rock, North Carolina, U.S.
 10 
Kelly Evans
(Journalist)
Kelly Evans
1
Birthdate: July 17, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lexington, Virginia, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
3
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: September 19, 1907
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Suffolk
Died: August 25, 1998
 12 
Robert Mosbacher
(28th United States Secretary of Commerce (1989 - 1992))
Robert Mosbacher
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 11, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mount Vernon, New York, United States
Died: January 24, 2010

Robert Mosbacher had initially won many national and international sailing competitions and also graced the cover of Sports Illustrated once. At 21, advised by his father, he launched an oil and gas company. He later ventured into politics and also served as the United States Secretary of Commerce.

 13 
John Breckinridge
(American politician)
John Breckinridge
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 2, 1760
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Staunton, Virginia
Died: December 14, 1806
 14 
John J. Crittenden
(Politician)
John J. Crittenden
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 10, 1787
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Versailles, Kentucky, United States
Died: July 26, 1863
 15 
Julia Tutwiler
(Advocate)
Julia Tutwiler
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 15, 1841
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Havana, Alabama, United States
Died: March 24, 1916
 16 
John W. Davis
(Politician)
John W. Davis
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 13, 1873
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Clarksburg, West Virginia, U.S.
Died: March 24, 1955
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 17 
Joseph Rucker Lamar
(Jurist)
Joseph Rucker Lamar
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 14, 1857
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Elbert, Georgia, United States
Died: January 2, 1916
 18 
Thomas Nelson Page
(Lawyer)
Thomas Nelson Page
1
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: April 23, 1853
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oakland plantation or Beaver Dam, Virginia, United States
Died: November 1, 1922
 19 
Archibald Alexander
(American Presbyterian Theologian and Professor)
Archibald Alexander
1
Birthdate: April 17, 1772
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Rockbridge County, Virginia, United States
Died: October 22, 1851
 20 
William Wilson Morgan
(American Astronomer and Astrophysicist Known for Helping Prove the Existence of Spiral Arms in Our Galaxy)
William Wilson Morgan
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 3, 1906
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bethesda, Tennessee, United States
Died: June 21, 1994

Mostly known for his life-long association with the University of Chicago’s Yerkes Observatory, astronomer William Wilson Morgan was the first to prove that the Milky Way has spiral arms. Apart from co-developing the MK system of classification of stars, he also co-established the Bautz-Morgan classification system for clusters.

 21 
John Minor Wisdom
(Former Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit)
John Minor Wisdom
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: May 17, 1905
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: May 15, 1999
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Thomas Todd
(Jurist)
Thomas Todd
2
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 23, 1765
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: King and Queen, Virginia, United States
Died: February 7, 1826
 23 
William Jackson Humphreys
(Physicist)
William Jackson Humphreys
2
Birthdate: February 3, 1862
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gap Mills, West Virginia, United States
Died: November 10, 1949