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List of famous alumni from Cumberland University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Cumberland University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Cumberland University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Cumberland University 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 Cumberland University.

List features graduates like Cordell Hull and John Bell.

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

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Cordell Hull is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Cordell Hull was an American politician from the U.S. state of Tennessee. He is best known as the longest serving Secretary of State, holding the position for 11 years in the administration of ...more

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John Bell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer John Bell was an American politician, attorney, and plantation owner. One of Tennessee's most prominent antebellum politicians, he served in the House of Representatives from 1827 to 1841, and ...more

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Howell Edmunds Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Judge, Lawyer Howell Edmunds Jackson was an American jurist and politician. He served on the United States Supreme Court, in the U.S. Senate, United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and the ...more

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John Duncan, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Lawyer John James Duncan, Sr. was an American attorney and Republican politician who represented Tennessee's 2nd Congressional District in the U. S. House of Representatives from 1965 until his death ...more

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Horace Harmon Lurton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Judge, Lawyer Horace Harmon Lurton was an American jurist who served for four years as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Appointed at the age of 65, Lurton was the oldest justice appointed ...more

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James B. McCreary is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer James Bennett McCreary was a lawyer and politician from the US state of Kentucky. He represented the state in both houses of the U.S. Congress and served as its 27th and 37th governor. Shortly ...more

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LeRoy Collins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Lawyer Thomas LeRoy Collins was an attorney and politician, the 33rd Governor of Florida, serving a special term in 1955, and being elected to a four-year term in 1956, serving through 1960. He was ...more

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John T. Watkins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer John Thomas Watkins was a Democratic U.S. representative from northwestern Louisiana who served from 1905-1921. A lawyer in his hometown of Minden, the seat of Webster Parish, Watkins was a ...more

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Cave Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Cave Johnson Politician Cave Johnson was for fourteen years a Democratic U.S. Congressman from Tennessee. He acted as one of the campaign managers for presidential candidate James K. Polk at both the Democratic party ...more

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Park Trammell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Park Monroe Trammell, an American politician of the Democratic Party, was the 21st Governor of Florida and represented Florida in the United States Senate from 1917 until 1936. Born in Macon ...more

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Omar Burleson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Omar Truman Burleson was a U.S. Representative from Texas. Born in Anson, the seat of Jones County, north of Abilene, Texas, Burleson attended the public schools and Abilene Christian College ...more

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Andrew Jackson Donelson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Diplomat Andrew Jackson Donelson was an American diplomat and a candidate for Vice President of the United States in 1856.

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Carl Hatch is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Carl Atwood Hatch was a Democratic Party politician from New Mexico who represented New Mexico in the United States Senate from 1933 until 1949. Hatch was born in Kirwin, Kansas, and attended ...more

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Sidney Johnston Catts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Sidney Johnston Catts Sidney Johnston Catts was an American politician and anti-Catholic spokesman. He was the 22nd Governor of Florida.

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Antonio M. Fernández is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Antonio Manuel Fernández was a United States Representative from New Mexico. He was born in Springer, New Mexico where he attended the public schools, and Highlands University, Las Vegas, ...more

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George Doherty Johnston is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
George Doherty Johnston was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

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Myles Horton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Myles Horton Myles Falls Horton was an American educator, socialist and cofounder of the Highlander Folk School, famous for its role in the Civil Rights Movement. Horton taught and heavily influenced most of ...more

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Robert H. Hatton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Robert H. Hatton Robert Hopkins Hatton was a lawyer, politician, United States Congressman, and Confederate General during the American Civil War.

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Isaac Goodnight is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Isaac Herschel Goodnight was a United States Representative from Kentucky.

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Charles K. Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Lawyer Charles Kennedy Wheeler was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

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William Parker Caldwell is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
William Parker Caldwell Lawyer William Parker Caldwell was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives for the 9th congressional district of Tennessee.

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James Edwin Horton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
James Edwin Horton Judge James Edwin Horton was a Circuit Judge for the Eighth Circuit Court in Alabama. He was elected in 1922 and again in 1928.

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Brady P. Gentry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Brady P. Gentry Brady Preston Gentry was a U.S. Representative from Texas. Born in Colfax, Texas, Gentry attended the public schools and East Texas State College, Commerce, Texas. He graduated from Cumberland ...more

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Oren Harris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Judge, Lawyer Oren Harris was a U.S. Representative and United States District Judge from El Dorado, Arkansas.

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Scotty Campbell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Scotty Campbell Scotty Campbell has been the Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives for the 3rd district, encompassing Mountain City, Johnson County, and parts of Sullivan County, since ...more

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Joseph Edgar Brown is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Lawyer Joseph Edgar Brown was a U.S. Representative from Tennessee. He was the son of Foster Vincent Brown and Lula Brown.

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Luther Alexander Johnson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Luther Alexander Johnson Lawyer Luther Alexander Johnson was a United States Congressman from the U.S. state of Texas

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John Jay Good is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
John Jay Good John Jay Good was a Texan judge, soldier, and mayor of the city of Dallas.

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William Glenn Terrell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
William Glenn Terrell William Glenn Terrell was a Justice of the Florida Supreme Court from 1923-1964. During the time of his tenure on the Florida Supreme Court, he served as Associate Justice and as Chief Justice. ...more

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Fred L. Henley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Fred L. Henley Fred L. Henley was a judge on the Missouri Supreme Court from 1964 until 1978, and the Chief Justice of that same court from 1969 to 1971.

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Luis Martinez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Cumberland University Alumni
Luis Martinez Baseball player Luis M. Martinez is an Colombian American professional baseball catcher for the Boston Red Sox organization. He has played in Major League Baseball for the San Diego Padres and Texas Rangers.