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

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

List features graduates like Langston Hughes, Thurgood Marshall.

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

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Langston Hughes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Lincoln University Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Lyricist
James Mercer Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz ...more

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Thurgood Marshall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lincoln University Alumni
Judge, Politician, Jurist
Thurgood Marshall was an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the Court's 96th justice and its first African-American ...more

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Ann Walton Kroenke is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lincoln University Alumni
Ann Walton Kroenke is an heiress to the Wal-Mart fortune. Kroenke and her sister, Nancy Walton Laurie, inherited stock from her father, Bud Walton, who was brother and an early business partner ...more

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Cab Calloway is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Lincoln University Alumni
Musician, Bandleader, Singer-songwriter
Cabell "Cab" Calloway III was a jazz singer and bandleader. He was strongly associated with the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York City, where he was a regular performer. Calloway was a ...more

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Gil Scott-Heron is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Lincoln University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Poet, Songwriter
Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author, known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and '80s. His collaborative ...more

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Joe Torry is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Lincoln University Alumni
Rapper, Comedian, Entrepreneur
Joe Torry is an American actor and comedian.

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Lloyd L. Gaines is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Lincoln University Alumni
Lloyd L. Gaines
Lloyd Lionel Gaines was the plaintiff in Gaines v. Canada, one of the most important court cases in the U.S. civil rights movement in the 1930s. After being denied admission to the University of ...more

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Kwame Nkrumah is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Lincoln University Alumni
Politician, Lecturer
Kwame Nkrumah, P.C. was the leader of Ghana and its predecessor state, the Gold Coast, from 1951 to 1966. He became the first Prime Minister of the Gold Coast in 1951, and led it to independence ...more

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Horace Mann Bond is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Lincoln University Alumni
Historian, Teacher
Horace Mann Bond was an American historian, college administrator, social science researcher, and the father of civil-rights leader Julian Bond. He earned a master's and doctorate from ...more

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Archibald Grimké is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Lincoln University Alumni
Journalist, Diplomat, Lawyer
Archibald Henry Grimké was an American lawyer, intellectual, journalist, diplomat and community leader in the 19th and early 20th centuries. A graduate of freedmen's schools, Lincoln ...more

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Lillian E. Fishburne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Lincoln University Alumni
Military Officer
Lillian Elaine Fishburne was the first African-American female to hold the rank of Rear Admiral in the United States Navy. She was appointed to the rank of Rear Admiral by President of the ...more

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Mervyn M. Dymally is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Lincoln University Alumni
Politician
Mervyn Malcolm Dymally was a California Democratic politician. He served in the California State Assembly and the California State Senate, as the 41st Lieutenant Governor of California, and in ...more

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Thomas E. Miller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Lincoln University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer, Teacher
Thomas Ezekiel Miller was an American educator, lawyer and politician. After being elected as a state legislator in South Carolina, he was one of only five African Americans elected to Congress ...more

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Blaine Luetkemeyer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Lincoln University Alumni
Politician
Blaine Luetkemeyer is the U.S. Representative for Missouri's 3rd congressional district. He represented Missouri's 9th congressional district from 2009 to 2013, until that district was ...more

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John Hicks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Lincoln University Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Pianist, Musician
John Josephus Hicks, Jr. was an American jazz pianist and composer, active in the New York and international jazz scenes from the mid-1960s.

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Bruce M. Wright is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Lincoln University Alumni
Bruce M. Wright Jurist
Bruce Wright is an award winning author.

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Robert L. Carter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Lincoln University Alumni
Judge
Robert Lee Carter was an American civil rights activist and a United States District Judge.

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Nnamdi Azikiwe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Lincoln University Alumni
Chief Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe, P.C., usually referred to as Nnamdi Azikiwe, was one of the leading figures of modern Nigerian nationalism. He was head of state of Nigeria from 1963 to 1966. He ...more

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Harold E. Pierce is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Lincoln University Alumni
Harold E. Pierce
Harold E. Pierce Jr. Brigadier General was an internationally renowned American Dermatologist and Cosmetic Surgeon who practiced principally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for over 48 years. He ...more

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Nancy Ellen Mills is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Lincoln University Alumni
Actor
Nancy Ellen Mills is an actor.

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Melvin B. Tolson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Lincoln University Alumni
Poet, Politician, Journalist
Melvin Beaunorus Tolson was an American Modernist poet, educator, columnist, and politician. His work concentrated on the experience of African Americans and includes several long historical ...more

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Oliver Cox is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Lincoln University Alumni
Writer
Oliver Cromwell Cox was a Trinidadian-American sociologist noted for his early Marxist viewpoint on Fascism. He is a member of the Chicago school of sociology

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Lincoln Kilpatrick is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Lincoln University Alumni
Actor
Lincoln Kilpatrick was an American film, television, and stage actor.

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Carey Means is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Lincoln University Alumni
Actor
Carey Means is an American voice actor best known for playing Frylock in the Adult Swim show Aqua Teen Hunger Force.

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Robert N.C. Nix, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Lincoln University Alumni
Robert N.C. Nix, Sr. Politician
Robert Nelson Cornelius Nix Sr. was the first African American to represent Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives. The Robert N.C. Nix Federal Building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is ...more