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Famous Louisiana College Alumni

List Criteria: People on this list must have gone to Louisiana College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Louisiana College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Louisiana College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Louisiana College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Louisiana College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Louisiana College.

Everything from Guy Humphries to Will Davis Campbell is included on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Louisiana College?” and “Which celebrities are Louisiana College alumni?”


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    James Houston "Jimmie" Davis was a singer and songwriter of both sacred and popular songs who served for two nonconsecutive terms from 1944 to 1948 and from 1960 to 1964 as the governor of his native Louisiana. Although September 11, 1899 is now commonly accepted as his date of birth, that is ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Songwriter, Politician, Singer
    • Age: Died at 101 (1899-2000)
    • Birthplace: Quitman, Louisiana, United States of America
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    Will Davis Campbell was a Baptist minister, activist, author, and lecturer. Throughout his life, he was a notable white supporter of civil rights in the Southern United States. In addition to his activism, Campbell was also a noted author, particularly with his autobiographical work Brother to a ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Novelist, Author
    • Age: Died at 89 (1924-2013)
    • Birthplace: Mississippi, United States of America
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    Billy Ray Chandler, is a retired businessman from Dry Prong in Grant Parish, who is a Republican former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives. Prior to redistricting, Chandler's District 22 encompassed seventy-two precincts from Grant, La Salle, and parts of Winn and northern Rapides parishes ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Insurance broker, Businessperson, Politician
    • Age: age 78
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    George Shannon Long, known as Doc Long, a member of the powerful Long political dynasty in Louisiana, was a Democratic U.S. representative from the defunct Eighth Congressional District from 1953 until his death. Speedy O. Long of La Salle Parish, another member of the family, once jokingly compared ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Politician, Dentist, Lawyer
    • Age: Died at 75 (1883-1958)
    • Birthplace: Louisiana, United States of America
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    Joe Dorsey Smith, Jr. was the former general manager, president, publisher, and chairman of the board of the Alexandria Daily Town Talk in Alexandria, the largest newspaper in central Louisiana. Smith became publisher in 1962. After a half century of service, he retired from The Town Talk in March 1996, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Publisher, Investor
    • Age: Died at 86 (1922-2008)
    • Birthplace: Louisiana, United States of America
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    Eric W. Harris

    Eric Wyckoff Harris, Sr. was an Alexandria businessman and civic leader who in 1939 headed the committee which organized the first Louisiana chapter of the Jaycees, or United States Junior Chamber. A builder and real estate developer, he was co-owner of Hill Harris & Company from 1936 until 2005, when ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Businessperson
    • Age: Died at 91 (1916-2007)
    • Birthplace: Louisiana, United States of America
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    Nelder Dawson

    Arthur Nelder Dawson, Jr., was an award-winning newspaper executive and civic leader in Alexandria, Louisiana, during the second half of the twentieth century. He was a 50-year career employee of his hometown newspaper, the Alexandria Daily Town Talk, having worked in circulation, advertising, and human ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Businessperson
    • Age: Died at 78 (1928-2006)
    • Birthplace: Alexandria, Louisiana, United States of America
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    Baylus Benjamin McKinney

    Baylus Benjamin McKinney or B. B. McKinney, was an American singer, song writer, teacher, and music editor. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Singer
    • Age: Died at 66 (1886-1952)
    • Birthplace: Heflin, Louisiana, United States of America
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    Simon W. Tudor

    Simon Woodson Tudor was a prominent educator, businessman, church and civic leader, and philanthropist in the central Louisiana city of Pineville in the first half of the twentieth century. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Businessperson
    • Age: Died at 69 (1887-1956)
    • Birthplace: Kentucky, United States of America
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    H. O. West

    Herman O. West, known as H. O. West, was the co-founder and later owner of a chain of thirty-three department stores in mostly north Louisiana and southern Arkansas. From 1923 until his death, West was based at company headquarters in Minden, the seat of Webster Parish in northwestern Louisiana. more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 81 (1900-1981)
    • Birthplace: De Ridder, Louisiana, United States of America
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    Elmer Reid Minchew, usually known as E. R. Minchew, was a prominent Louisiana educator whose career spanned the forty-six years from 1929 to 1975. more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Professor, Teacher
    • Age: Died at 93 (1908-2001)
    • Birthplace: Louisiana, United States of America
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    Guy Earl Humphries, Jr. was a Ninth Judicial District Court judge in Alexandria, Louisiana, known also as a co-founder of the Renaissance Home for Youth, a criminal rehabilitation center in Rapides Parish. At the time of his death, Humphries had been retired from the bench eight years longer than the ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Profession: Judge, Lawyer
    • Age: Died at 87 (1923-2010)
    • Birthplace: Shreveport, Louisiana, United States of America
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    B. G. Dyess

    Bernice G. Dyess, known as B. G. Dyess, was for seventy-three years a Southern Baptist minister from Alexandria, Louisiana, who served as a conservative Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate from 1996 to 2000, in which capacity he was known for his opposition to gambling. From 1964 to 1988, ... more on Wikipedia
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    • Age: Died at 91 (1922-2013)
    • Birthplace: Louisiana, United States of America
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