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Famous Lincoln University Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 7.8k views78 items

List RulesPeople 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

    Poet, Novelist
    James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social...  more

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    Thurgood Marshall

    Judge, Politician
    Thurgood Marshall (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993) was an American lawyer, serving as...  more

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    #436 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#53 of 302 The Most Influential Politicians in American History

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    Ann Walton Kroenke (born December 18, 1948) is an heir to the Walmart fortune. Kroenke and her...  more
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    Cab Calloway

    Musician, Bandleader
    Cabell "Cab" Calloway III (December 25, 1907 – November 18, 1994) was an American jazz singer,...  more
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    Gil Scott-Heron

    Film Score Composer, Poet
    Gilbert Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet,...  more

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    Joe Torry

    Rapper, Comedian
    Joseph Pierre "Joe" Torry (born September 28, 1965) is an American actor and comedian....  more
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    Lloyd L. Gaines

    Lloyd Lionel Gaines (1911, Water Valley, Mississippi – disappeared March 19, 1939, Chicago)...  more
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    Kwame Nkrumah

    Politician, Lecturer
    Kwame Nkrumah PC (21 September 1909 – 27 April 1972) was a Ghanaian politician and...  more
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    Horace Mann Bond

    Historian, Teacher
    Horace Mann Bond (November 8, 1904 – December 21, 1972) was an American historian, college...  more
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    Archibald Grimké

    Journalist, Diplomat
    Archibald Henry Grimké (August 17, 1849 – February 25, 1930) was an American lawyer,...  more
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    Lillian E. Fishburne

    Military Officer
    Lillian Elaine Fishburne (born March 25, 1949) was the first African-American female to hold...  more
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    Mervyn Malcolm Dymally (May 12, 1926 – October 7, 2012) was a Democratic politician from...  more
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    Thomas E. Miller

    Politician, Lawyer
    Thomas Ezekiel Miller (June 17, 1849 – April 8, 1938) was an American educator, lawyer and...  more
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    William Blaine Luetkemeyer (; born May 7, 1952) is an American politician currently serving...  more
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    John Hicks

    Jazz Pianist, Pianist
    John Josephus Hicks, Jr. (December 21, 1941 – May 10, 2006) was an American jazz pianist,...  more
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    Bruce M. Wright

    Jurist
    Bruce McMarion Wright (born Marion Bruce Wright, December 19, 1917 – March 24, 2005) was an...  more
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    Robert Lee Carter (March 11, 1917 – January 3, 2012) was an American lawyer, civil rights...  more
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    Nnamdi Azikiwe, PC (16 November 1904 – 11 May 1996), usually referred to as "Zik", was a...  more
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    Harold E. Pierce

    Harold E. Pierce Jr. Brigadier General (USAF, PANG, ret.) (April 4, 1922 – October 25, 2006)...  more
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    Nancy Ellen Mills is an actor....  more
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    Melvin B. Tolson

    Poet, Politician
    Melvin Beaunorus Tolson (February 6, 1898 – August 29, 1966) was an American poet, educator,...  more
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    Oliver Cromwell Cox (25 August 1901 – 4 September 1974) was a Trinidadian-American sociologist...  more
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    Lincoln Kilpatrick (February 12, 1932 – May 18, 2004) was an American film, television, and...  more
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    Carey Means (born December 4, 1966) is an American voice artist and actor best known for...  more
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    Robert N.C. Nix, Sr.

    Politician
    Robert Nelson Cornelius Nix Sr. (August 9, 1898 – June 22, 1987) was an American politician...  more