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

Examples of graduates on this list: Marion Barry, W. W. Herenton and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to LeMoyne-Owen College?” and “Which celebrities are LeMoyne-Owen College alumni?”
Marion Barry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous LeMoyne-Owen College Alumni
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Marion Shepilov Barry, Jr. was an American politician who served as the second Mayor of the District of Columbia from 1979 to 1991, and again as the fourth mayor from 1995 to 1999. A Democrat, Barry had served three tenures on the Council of the District of Columbia, representing as an at-large member from 1975 to 1979 and in Ward 8 from 1993 to 1995, and again from 2005 to 2014. In the 1960s he was involved in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, first as a member of the Nashville Student Movement sit-ins and then serving as the first chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Barry came to national prominence as mayor of the national capital, the first prominent ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 82

Birthplace: Mississippi, Itta Bena, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

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Gilbert E. Patterson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous LeMoyne-Owen College Alumni
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Bishop G.E. Patterson was an American Pentecostal-Holiness. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 68 (1939-2007)

Birthplace: Humboldt, Tennessee, United States of America

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Willie Wilbert Herenton is an American politician who was elected in 1991 as the first African-American mayor of Memphis, Tennessee, and re-elected to a total of five terms. He resigned in 2008 to run as superintendent of the school board. In 2010, he was a candidate for election to the U.S. House of Representatives, until his defeat in the Democratic primary against incumbent Steve Cohen. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 77

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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Benjamin Hooks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous LeMoyne-Owen College Alumni
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Benjamin Lawson Hooks was an American civil rights leader. A Baptist minister and practicing attorney, he served as executive director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People from 1977 to 1992, and throughout his career was a vocal campaigner for civil rights in the United States. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 85 (1925-2010)

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America

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