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

List is made up of a variety of graduates, including Jennifer Hudson and Chad Ochocinco.

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

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Jennifer Hudson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Spokesperson, Actor, Singer
Jennifer Kate Hudson is an American singer, actress and spokesperson. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place. As an actress, she ...more

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Bessie Coleman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Pilot
Elizabeth "Bessie" Coleman was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African-American descent to hold an ...more

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Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Athlete, American football player
Chad Javon Johnson, formerly Chad Ochocinco, is a gridiron football wide receiver for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He played college football for both Santa Monica ...more

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Nancy Riley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Politician, Teacher
Nancy C. Riley represented Oklahoma State Senate District 37 which is located in Tulsa County and includes Bixby, Jenks, Lotsee, Tulsa and Sand Springs from 2000 to 2008. Riley grew up in Tulsa ...more

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Thomas Henderson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
American football player
Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He played from 1975 through 1980. He played five seasons for the Dallas Cowboys. ...more

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Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Lawyer
Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher was a key figure in the Civil Rights movement in Oklahoma. She applied for admission into the University of Oklahoma law school in order to challenge the state's ...more

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Gerard Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Gerard Williams American football player
Gerard Anthony Williams is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, San Francisco 49ers, and the St. Louis Cardinals. He played college ...more

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Matthew Hatchette is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Actor, American football player
Matthew Hatchette is the wide receivers coach at Viewpoint School in Calabasas, California. He was formerly a professional American football player who played wide receiver for six regular ...more

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Ed Harrington is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Ed Harrington
Ed Harrington was a star defensive lineman in the Canadian Football League. Harrington played college football at Langston University and later with the Toronto Rifles of the Continental ...more

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Eva Jessye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Musician, Actor, Composer
Eva Jessye was an African American who was the first black woman to receive international distinction as a professional choral conductor. She is notable as a choral conductor during the Harlem ...more

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Robert DoQui is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
Robert DoQui was an American actor who starred in film and on television. He is best known for his role as King George in the 1973 film Coffy, starring Pam Grier, as Sgt. Warren Reed in the 1987 ...more

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Marques Haynes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Marques Haynes
Marques Haynes is an American former professional basketball player and member of the Harlem Globetrotters, notable for his remarkable ability to dribble the ball and keep it away from ...more

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Maxine Horner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Politician
Maxine Horner was one of the first African American women to serve in the Oklahoma State Senate, serving from 1987 to 2005, along with Vicki Miles-LaGrange. Horner held the position of ...more

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Henry Ponder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Henry Ponder is a U.S. educator. Ponder received his undergraduate, masters and doctorate degree from Langston University, Oklahoma State University, Ohio State University respectively. He went ...more

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Clara Luper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Clara Shepard Luper was a civic leader, retired schoolteacher, and a pioneering leader in the American Civil Rights Movement. She is best known for her leadership role in the 1958 Oklahoma City ...more

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Gene Howard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Gene Howard
Gene Howard is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the seventh round of the 1968 NFL Draft. He played college ...more

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Ken Payne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Ken Payne
Ken Payne was an American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 1974 NFL Draft. He played college football at ...more

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Mo Bassett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Mo Bassett
Maurice LaFrancis "Mo" Bassett was a professional American football player who played fullback for three seasons for the Cleveland Browns.

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Ricco Wright is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Ricco Wright

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Ed Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Ed Williams
Edward Lee Williams was a professional American football player who played running back for four seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Nathan Hare is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Nathan Hare
Nathan Hare is an American sociologist, activist, academic, and psychologist. In 1968 he was the first person hired to coordinate a black studies program at the university level in the United ...more

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Michael C. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Soldier, Police officer
Michael C. Thompson is an United States politician currently serving as the Oklahoma Secretary of Safety and Security Thompson is a Colonel with the Oklahoma National Guard. Concurrent to his ...more

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The Delta Rhythm Boys is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
The Delta Rhythm Boys
The Delta Rhythm Boys were an American vocal group active for over 50 years from 1934 to 1987. The group was first formed at Langston University in Langston, Oklahoma, in 1934 by Elmaurice ...more