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Famous Langston University Alumni

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

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

Age: 37

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Jennifer Kate Hudson (born September 12, 1981) is an American singer and actress. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, placing seventh. Hudson made her ...more

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Bessie Coleman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Bessie Coleman Pilot

Age: Dec. at 34 (1892-1926)

Birthplace: Atlanta, Texas

Bessie Coleman (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926) was an early American civil aviator. She was the first woman of African-American descent, and the first of Native American descent, to hold a ...more

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Chad Ochocinco is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Athlete, American football player

Age: 37

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America

Chad Johnson (born January 9, 1978), known from 2008–2012 as Chad Ochocinco, is a former American football wide receiver and current professional soccer player for Boca Raton FC. He played ...more

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Nancy Riley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Politician, Teacher

Age: 61

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

Nancy C. Riley (born June 20, 1958) 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. ...more
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Thomas Henderson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Thomas Henderson American football player

Age: 62

Birthplace: Austin, Texas

Thomas "Hollywood" Henderson (born March 1, 1953) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers, Houston Oilers, ...more

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Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 71 (1924-1995)

Birthplace: Chickasha, Oklahoma

Ada Lois Sipuel Fisher (February 8, 1924 - October 18, 1995) was a key figure in the Civil Rights Movement in Oklahoma. She applied for admission into the University of Oklahoma law school in ...more
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Gerard Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Gerard Williams American football player

Age: 66

Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Gerard Williams may refer to: Gerald Williams (artist) (born 1941) American visual artist Gerard Williams (American football) (born 1952), former American football cornerback Gerard Williams ...more
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Matthew Hatchette is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Actor, American football player

Age: 44

Birthplace: USA, Jefferson, Ohio

Matthew Hatchette (born May 1, 1974) is a former a professional American football player who played wide receiver for six regular seasons for the Minnesota Vikings, the New York Jets, and the ...more
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Ed Harrington is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Ed Harrington

Age: Dec. at 70 (1941-2011)

Birthplace: Oklahoma

Ed Harrington (February 8, 1941 – November 26, 2011) was a star defensive lineman in the Canadian Football League.Harrington played college football at Langston University and later with the ...more
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Eva Jessye is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Musician, Actor, Composer

Age: Dec. at 97 (1895-1992)

Birthplace: Coffeyville, Kansas, United States of America

Eva Jessye (January 20, 1895 — February 21, 1992) was an American conductor who was the first black woman to receive international distinction as a professional choral conductor. She is notable ...more
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Robert DoQui is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: Dec. at 74 (1934-2008)

Birthplace: Stillwater, USA, Oklahoma

Robert DoQui (April 20, 1934 – February 9, 2008) was an American actor who starred in film and on television. He is best known for his roles as King George in the 1973 film Coffy, starring Pam ...more
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Marques Haynes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Marques Haynes

Age: 92

Birthplace: Sand Springs, Oklahoma, United States of America

Marques Haynes (March 10, 1926 – May 22, 2015) was an American professional basketball player and member of the Harlem Globetrotters, notable for his remarkable ability to dribble the ball and ...more
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Maxine Horner is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Politician

Age: 86

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

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

Age: 91

Birthplace: Wewoka, Oklahoma

Henry Ponder (born 1928 in Wewoka, Oklahoma) is a U.S. educator. Ponder received his undergraduate, masters and doctorate degree from Langston University, Oklahoma State University, Ohio State ...more
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Clara Luper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni

Age: Dec. at 88 (1923-2011)

Birthplace: Oklahoma

Clara Shepard Luper (born Clara Mae Shepard May 3, 1923 – June 8, 2011) was a civic leader, retired schoolteacher, and a pioneering leader in the American Civil Rights Movement. She is best ...more
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Gene Howard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Gene Howard

Age: 72

Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas

Gene Howard (born December 22, 1946 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the seventh ...more
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Ken Payne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Ken Payne

Age: Dec. at 61 (1950-2011)

Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Ken Payne (October 6, 1950 – August 1, 2011) 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 ...more
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Mo Bassett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Mo Bassett

Age: Dec. at 60 (1931-1991)

Birthplace: Chickasha, Oklahoma

Maurice LaFrancis Bassett (April 26, 1931 – May 24, 1991) 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

Age: 37

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Ed Williams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Ed Williams

Age: 68

Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Ed Williams may refer to: Ed Williams (actor), American actor Ed Williams (running back) (born 1950), American football running back Ed Williams (linebacker) (born 1961), American football ...more
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Nathan Hare is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Langston University Alumni
Nathan Hare

Age: 85

Birthplace: Oklahoma

Nathan Hare (born April 9, 1933) is an American sociologist, activist, academic, and psychologist. In 1968 he was the first person hired to coordinate a black studies program 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 a United States General Officer and Oklahoma Army National Guard member who currently serves as The Adjutant General of Oklahoma. He is a Major General in the United ...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.