Notable Whittier College Alumni


George E. Outland '28, United States Congressman

Richard M. Nixon '34, J.D., 37th President of the United States, credited with opening up foreign relations/international trade with China and establishing the Environmental Protection Agency, among others

J. Stanley Sanders '63, J.D., Partner and attorney for The Sanders Firm LLP, Rhodes Scholar, former Los Angeles mayoral candidate

Abdullah Alireza '68, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Robert D. Durham '69, J.D.,  Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, partner in Bennett & Durham

Albert Jacquez '77, Principal, Strategic Solutions Washington; former chief executive for the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation; former chief of staff for California Congressman Esteban Torres

Hon. Gilbert Ochoa '81, J.D., Superior Court Judge, State of California, County of San Bernardino

Adrienne Cisneros '81, former Director, Office of Civil Rights and Diversity, U.S. Department of Energy, member of the White House Advance Team (President G.W. Bush)

Tony Strickland '93, former California State Senator, 19th District (2008 -2012) and Assemblyman, 37th District (1998 - 2004)

Misty Sanford '00, J.D., Founder & Vice President of Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust (LANLT); Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson; Founder & Treasurer,For People of Color, Inc.