20 Notable alumni of
Pacific University

Pacific University is 2087th in the world, 707th in North America, and 665th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 20 notable alumni from Pacific University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Nancy Wilson

    Nancy Wilson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    singermusicianguitaristrecord producercomposer
    Biography

    Nancy Lamoureux Wilson is an American musician, singer, songwriter, producer, and film composer. She rose to fame alongside her older sister Ann as a guitarist and backing vocalist in the rock band Heart.

  2. Alfred Carlton Gilbert

    Alfred Carlton Gilbert
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1884-1961 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    pole vaulterentrepreneurinventorathletics competitormagician
    Biography

    Alfred Carlton Gilbert was an American inventor, athlete, magician, toy-maker and businessman. Gilbert is best known as the inventor of the Erector Set and manufactured American Flyer Trains.

  3. Les AuCoin

    Les AuCoin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    politicianjournalist
    Biography

    Walter Leslie AuCoin is an American politician and the first from the Democratic Party to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon's 1st congressional district, since it was formed in 1882. The seat has been held by Democrats ever since.

  4. Mitch Seavey

    Mitch Seavey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    musher
    Biography

    Mitch Seavey is an American dog musher, who won the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race across the U.S. state of Alaska in 2004, 2013 and 2017. At age 57, Seavey is the oldest person to win the Iditarod in 2017 (surpassing his record in 2013 at age 53). His son, Dallas Seavey, won the 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016,and 2021 Iditarod; his 2012 win made him the youngest winner ever.

  5. Gordon Haller

    Gordon Haller
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1950-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    triathlete
    Biography

    Gordon Haller is the winner of the first Ironman Triathlon.

  6. Harvey Whitefield Scott

    Harvey Whitefield Scott
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1838-1910 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    editor-in-chiefeditorjournalist
    Biography

    Harvey Whitefield Scott was an American pioneer who traveled to Oregon in 1852. Scott was a long-time editorialist, and eventual part owner of The Oregonian newspaper. Scott was regarded by his contemporaries as instrumental in bringing the state of Oregon firmly into the political camp of the Republican Party.

  7. Mike Kreidler

    Mike Kreidler
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Myron Bradford Kreidler is an American physician and politician serving his sixth term as the eighth Washington Insurance Commissioner. A member of the Democratic Party, he previously served one term in the Congress, representing Washington's 9th congressional district.

  8. Olaus Murie

    Olaus Murie
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1889-1963 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    biologistnaturalistzoologistecologist
    Biography

    Olaus Johan Murie, called the "father of modern elk management", was a naturalist, author, and wildlife biologist who did groundbreaking field research on a variety of large northern mammals. Rather than conducting empirical experiments, Murie practiced a more observational-based science.

  9. Sam Willard

    Sam Willard
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Samuel Steven Willard is an American former professional basketball player who last played for Toyama Grouses in Japan. He played college basketball for Pacific.

  10. Jeannine Hall Gailey

    Jeannine Hall Gailey
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    poetwriter
    Biography

    Jeannine Hall Gailey is an American poet. She has published five books of poetry and two books of non-fiction. Her work focuses on pop culture, science and science fiction, fairy tales, and mythology.

  11. Judy Glenney

    Judy Glenney
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    teacher
    Biography

    Judy Glenney is an American National Weightlifting Champion and former IWF referee and coach. She is noted for her influence as a pioneer in women's weightlifting. Glenney has been recognized as the strongest woman in history based on her accomplishments throughout her career in professional competitive powerlifting.

  12. Emily Williams

    Emily Williams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1869-1942 (aged 73)
    Occupations
    architect
    Biography

    Emily Eolian Williams was a pioneering woman in architecture who was active in Pacific Grove, San Jose and San Francisco in the early 20th century, at a time, when very few women were able to enter the profession. She mainly designed houses, with conveniently planned interiors, and a few institutional buildings and an exhibition stand at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.

  13. Tacy Atkinson

    Tacy Atkinson
    Years
    1870-1937 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    missionary
    Biography

    Tacy Atkinson was an American Christian missionary who served in the Ottoman Empire during World War I and the Armenian genocide. As a witness to the Armenian genocide, her accounts of the Armenian genocide provide an important insight to the event. She is also known for helping many Armenians escape the massacres.

  14. Thomas H. Tongue

    Thomas H. Tongue
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1844-1903 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Thomas H. Tongue was an American politician and attorney in the state of Oregon. Born in England, his family immigrated to Washington County, Oregon, in 1859. In Oregon, he would serve in the State Senate from 1889 to 1893 and was the seventh mayor of Hillsboro. A Republican, he was chairman of the state party, and national convention delegate in 1892. Tongue served as Congressman from 1897 to 1903 representing Oregon's 1st congressional district.

  15. Jason Boe

    Jason Boe
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1929-1990 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jason Douglas Boe was an American optometrist from Oregon. A native of California, he served as the 47th president of the Oregon State Senate. Prior to serving in the Senate he was a member of the Oregon House of Representatives.

  16. Shirley Abbott

    Shirley Abbott
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1924-2013 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    diplomatpoliticianoptometry
    Biography

    Shirley Levoy "S.L." Abbott was an American businessman, rancher, politician, and ambassador.

  17. George H. Merryman

    George H. Merryman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1878-1948 (aged 70)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    George Harris Merryman was a country doctor, businessman, and politician from the U.S. state of Oregon. A Republican, he served two non-consecutive terms in the Oregon House of Representatives. In between those terms, he was elected to the Oregon State Senate for one term. In both the house and senate, the districts he represented were large and rural. Merryman was also a pioneer doctor who made house calls by horse and buggy for many years. He later built the first modern hospital in Klamath Falls, Oregon.

  18. William G. Hare

    William G. Hare
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1882-1971 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    William G. Hare was an American lawyer and politician in the state of Oregon. A native Oregonian, he grew up in the Hillsboro area where he later practiced law. A Republican, he served in both houses of the Oregon Legislature, as had his father William D. Hare. His brother Joseph was once the mayor of Hillsboro.

  19. William N. Barrett

    William N. Barrett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1855-1916 (aged 61)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    William Nathan Barrett was an American politician and lawyer in Oregon. A native of Washington County, he served in both chambers of the Oregon Legislative Assembly, including three different times in the Oregon House. A Republican, he was also a three time mayor of Hillsboro, Oregon.

  20. Edward B. Watson

    Edward B. Watson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1844-1915 (aged 71)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    Edward Byers Watson was an American jurist in the state of Oregon. He was the 12th Chief Justice on the Oregon Supreme Court. Watson served for four years on the state’s highest court, and his brother served for two years on the court.