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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Hendrix College and be of some renown.

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

Examples of graduates on this list: Mary Steenburgen, Wilbur Mills and more.

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

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Mary Steenburgen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Hendrix College Alumni
Mary Steenburgen Television producer, Actor, Voice acting Mary Nell Steenburgen is an American actress. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress for playing the role of Lynda Dummar in ...more

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Sarah Caldwell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hendrix College Alumni
Sarah Caldwell Opera conductor Sarah Caldwell was an American opera conductor, impresario, and stage director of opera.

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Wilbur Mills is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hendrix College Alumni
Wilbur Mills Politician Wilbur Daigh Mills was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from the state of Arkansas. He was chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in the 1950s, 1960s, ...more

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Natalie Canerday is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hendrix College Alumni
Natalie Canerday Actor Natalie Suzanne Canerday is an American actress. Canerday is a native of Russellville, Arkansas. After earning a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Theatre in 1985 from Hendrix College, she began ...more

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Tim Griffin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Hendrix College Alumni
Tim Griffin Screenwriter, Actor, Lawyer John Timothy "Tim" Griffin is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who is the 16th and current Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas of the state of Arkansas, since ...more

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Douglas A. Blackmon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Hendrix College Alumni
Douglas A. Blackmon Journalist, Author Douglas A. Blackmon is an American writer, journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009 for his book, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World

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Benjamin Travis Laney is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Hendrix College Alumni
Benjamin Travis Laney Businessperson, Business Benjamin Travis Laney, Jr., was the 33rd Governor of Arkansas, having served from 1945 to 1949.

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Hayes Carll is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Hendrix College Alumni
Hayes Carll Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter Joshua Hayes Carll, known as Hayes Carll, is a singer-songwriter from The Woodlands, Texas. Carll was a 2011 nominee for Artist of the Year at the 2011 Americana Music Association awards

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Wayland Holyfield is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Hendrix College Alumni
Wayland Holyfield Songwriter, Composer Wayland D. Holyfield, is a prominent American songwriter and leader in the songwriting community. His songs have been recorded by many Nashville artists.

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William Ragsdale is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Hendrix College Alumni
William Ragsdale Actor William Ragsdale is an American film and television actor best known for playing teen vampire slayer hero Charley Brewster in the horror vampire classic, Fright Night, and as Herman Brooks on ...more

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Robert F. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Hendrix College Alumni
Robert F. Thompson Robert F. Thompson is a Democratic member of the Arkansas Senate, representing the 11th District from 2007 to 2013, when he was switched to District 20. This district includes several counties ...more

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Jim Moore is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Hendrix College Alumni
Jim Moore Baseball player James Stanford Moore was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1928 through 1932 for the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox. Listed at 6 ft 0 in, 175 lb., Moore batted and ...more

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Benjamin Schumacher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Hendrix College Alumni
Benjamin Schumacher Physicist Benjamin "Ben" Schumacher is an American theoretical physicist, working mostly in the field of quantum information theory. He discovered a way of interpreting quantum states as ...more

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Joe Bishop is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Hendrix College Alumni
Joe Bishop Joe Bishop was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist and composer. Bishop learned piano, trumpet, and tuba when young, and also played flugelhorn and mellophone. He attended Hendrix College, ...more

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James B. Reed is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Hendrix College Alumni
James B. Reed Lawyer James Byron Reed was a U.S. Representative from Arkansas' former 6th congressional district. Born near Lonoke, Arkansas, Reed attended the rural schools of his county and Hendrix College, a ...more

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William Lee Cazort is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Hendrix College Alumni
William Lee Cazort Business, Lawyer William Lee Cazort, Sr., was the second and fourth Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas. Originally from Johnson County in northwestern Arkansas, Cazort served from 1929 to 1931 under Governor Harvey ...more

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Jim Argue is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Hendrix College Alumni
Jim Argue James B. "Jim" Argue, Jr. was the President Pro Tempore of the Arkansas State Senate, USA. He was a Democratic member of the Arkansas Senate, representing the 2nd District from 1996 to ...more

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Margaret Pittman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Hendrix College Alumni
Margaret Pittman Dr. Margaret Pittman was a pioneering bacteriologist whose research at the National Institutes of Health on typhoid, cholera, and pertussis helped generate the development of vaccinations ...more

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Timothy Davis Fox is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Hendrix College Alumni
Timothy Davis Fox Timothy Davis Fox is the elected Circuit Judge of the Sixth Division of the Sixth Judicial Circuit of the State of Arkansas. Fox was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. He graduated from ...more

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Jo Luck is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Hendrix College Alumni
Jo Luck Jo Luck is an American former President and CEO of Heifer International, which is famous for winning the World Food Prize in 2010.

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P. Allen Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Hendrix College Alumni
P. Allen Smith Paul Allen Smith is a television host, designer, gardening and lifestyle expert. He is the host of two public television programs, P. Allen Smith's Garden Home, and P. Allen Smith's Garden to ...more

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Derek Lowe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Hendrix College Alumni
Derek Lowe Dr. Derek Lowe is a chemistry blogger and medicinal chemist working on preclinical drug discovery, currently as a Research Fellow at Vertex Pharmaceuticals. Lowe got his BA from Hendrix College ...more

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Joe Stroud is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Hendrix College Alumni
Joe Stroud Editor, Journalist Joe Hinton Stroud was Editor and Senior Vice President of the Detroit Free Press for twenty five years from 1973 to 1998. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from ...more

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Dale J. Stephens is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Hendrix College Alumni
Dale J. Stephens Dale Jasper Stephens is an American entrepreneur, speaker, and author, best known as one of the original 24 recipients of the Thiel Fellowship. He is also the founder of UnCollege, which is a ...more