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  • Ensign John R. Monaghan (1873 - 1899)
    John R. Monaghan (26 March 1873 – 1 April 1899) was an officer in the United States Navy.BiographyBorn in Chewelah, Washington, Monaghan was a part of the first graduating class of Gonzaga University, ...
  • Lloyd Meeds (1927 - 2005)
    Lloyd Meeds (11 December 1927 – 18 August 2005), an American politician, served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1965 to 1979. He represented the Second Congressional Dist...
  • Compton Ignatius White, US Congress (1877 - 1956)
    Ignatius White, Sr. (July 31, 1877 – March 31, 1956) was a congressman from northern Idaho. A Democrat, he represented the first district and served a total of eight terms and chaired a committee.Born ...
  • Christine Gregoire, Governor (1947 - d.)
    "Chris" O'Grady Gregoire (/ˈɡrɛɡwɑːr/; born March 24, 1947) is an American politician who served as the 22nd Governor of the state of Washington from 2005 to 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, Gre...
  • Jim Wickwire (1940 - d.)
    Wickwire (born June 8, 1940) was the first American to summit K2, the second highest mountain in the world (8,611 m - 28,251 feet). Wickwire is also known for surviving an overnight solo bivouac on K2 ...


Gonzaga University is a private Roman Catholic university located in Spokane, Washington, United States. Founded in 1887 by the Society of Jesus, it is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. It is named for the young Jesuit saint Aloysius Gonzaga. The campus houses 105 buildings on 131 acres (53 ha) of grassland along the Spokane River, in a residential setting one-half-mile (0.8 km) from downtown Spokane.

The university was founded by Father Joseph Cataldo, SJ, an Italian-born priest and missionary. He established the Catholic school for local Native Americans whom he served.

The university offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees through its seven colleges, the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education, School of Engineering & Applied Science, School of Law, School of Nursing and Human Physiology, and the School of Professional Studies.

Notable Alumni