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

Examples of graduates on this list include María Celeste Arrarás and Rhonda Shear.

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

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Kyan Douglas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Actor Kyan Douglas was the grooming expert on the American television program Queer Eye.

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Jason Marsalis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Musician, Drummer, Vibraphonist Jason Marsalis is an American jazz drummer and member of the famous New Orleans Marsalis jazz musical family. He is the youngest son of Delores Ferdinand Marsalis and Ellis Marsalis, Jr.

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Rhonda Shear is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Comedian, Entrepreneur, Model Rhonda Shear is an American television personality, comedian, and actress.

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María Celeste Arrarás is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Talk show host, Journalist, Presenter Maria Celeste Arrarás is a Puerto Rican journalist and actress and the host and producer of Spanish language news program Al Rojo Vivo.

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Ben Bagert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Lawyer Bernard John Bagert, Jr., known as Ben Bagert, is an American attorney based in New Orleans who was a member of both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature. Bagert’s peers have consistently ...more

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Charles D. Lancaster, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Charles Doerr Lancaster, Jr., is a Metairie attorney who was until January 14, 2008, the then longest-serving Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He represented what has ...more

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Moon Landrieu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer Maurice Edwin Landrieu, known as Moon Landrieu, is a Democratic politician from Louisiana who served as Mayor of New Orleans from 1970 to 1978. He also is a former judge. He represented New ...more

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Ed Karst is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Charles Edward Karst, known as Ed Karst, was an attorney and politician remembered for his controversial tenure as the mayor of Alexandria, the seat of Rapides parish and the largest city in ...more

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Roderick Miller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Roderick Luke "Rod" Miller was a Lafayette attorney and a pioneer in the development of the Republican Party in Louisiana. He was the third Republican since Reconstruction to be ...more

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Norman Francis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Professor Dr. Norman Christopher Francis, is the president of Xavier University of Louisiana. He has been Xavier's president since 1968, making him the longest-tenured current leader of an American ...more

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Jim Donelon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Lawyer James J. "Jim" Donelon has been the Republican insurance commissioner of Louisiana since February 15, 2006. Donelon won a full-term as commissioner in the October 20, 2007 nonpartisan ...more

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Joseph Cao is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Lawyer Ánh "Joseph" Quang Cao is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 2nd congressional district from 2009 to 2011. He is a member of the Republican ...more

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Dan Richey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Lawyer Daniel Wesley "Dan" Richey is a Baton Rouge-based political consultant for "pro-family" candidates and organizations, including Louisiana Family Forum. From 1997 to 2004, ...more

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Adrian G. Duplantier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer Adrian Guy Duplantier, Sr., served from May 31, 1978, until his death as a judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He was also a former four-term ...more

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Vance Plauche is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Vance Gabriel Plauché was a Lake Charles attorney and civic leader who represented Louisiana's 7th congressional district, since disbanded, in the United States House of Representatives. ...more

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Taddy Aycock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Clarence C. "Taddy" Aycock, a conservative Democrat from Franklin in St. Mary Parish, was the only three-term lieutenant governor in 20th century Louisiana history. He served from 1960 ...more

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Oscar M. Laurel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Politician, Banker, Lawyer Oscar Manuel Laurel, Sr., was an attorney, businessman, and Hispanic Democratic politician from Laredo, Texas, whose legendary oratory excited his party's faithful. "He had a great talent ...more

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Stephen J. Landry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Stephen J. Landry is vice president of Tax at Marathon Oil Corporation. He joined Marathon in January 2007 and was appointed to his current position in January 2008.

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Hunter Wendelstedt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Hunter Wendelstedt Umpire Harry Hunter Wendelstedt III is a baseball umpire who has worked in the National League in 1998-1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000. His father Harry Hunter Wendelstedt, Jr. was an ...more

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Rose Ferlita is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Rose Ferlita Rose V. Ferlita is an American pharmacist and moderate politician affiliated with the Republican Party.

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Sean O'Keefe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Professor Sean Charles O'Keefe is the former chairman of Airbus Group, Inc., a subsidiary of the European aerospace firm EADS, former Secretary of the Navy, former Administrator of NASA, and former ...more

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Richard A. Lazzara is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Richard A. Lazzara Judge Richard Allen Lazzara is currently a judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. It should also be noted he was in Private Practice from 1974 - 1986. He served ...more

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Harry Connick, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Singer Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Sr. is a New Orleans attorney who is best known for serving as the district attorney of the Parish of Orleans, which contains the City of New Orleans, from 1973 to ...more

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Hunt Downer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Politician, Veteran, Lawyer Major General Huntington Blair Downer, Jr., known as Hunt Downer, is a Republican politician in the U.S. state of Louisiana who is the former assistant adjutant general of the state National ...more

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Robert "Bobby" Freeman Politician, Lawyer Robert Louis Freeman, known as Bobby Freeman, is an attorney in Plaquemine, Louisiana, who was the Democratic lieutenant governor of the U.S. state of Louisiana from 1980 to 1988. Freeman was ...more

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Carl H. Brans is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Physicist Carl Henry Brans is an American mathematical physicist best known for his research into the theoretical underpinnings of gravitation elucidated in his most widely publicized work, the ...more

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Suzanne Haik Terrell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Suzanne Haik Terrell is the first and only Republican woman elected to statewide office in Louisiana. A practicing attorney, Terrell was the state's final commissioner of elections, a position ...more

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Ed Feighan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Edward Farrell "Ed" Feighan is a former American politician. He served as a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, and as a Democratic Party U.S. Representative from 1983 to ...more

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Joe Leydon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Joe Leydon Film critic, Historian, Author Joseph Patrick Michael "Joe" Leydon is an American film critic and historian. A critic and correspondent for Variety since 1990, he is the author of Joe Leydon's Guide to Essential ...more

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Terry W. Gee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Terry W. Gee Politician Terry Wayne Gee, Sr., was a businessman in the oil and natural gas industry who served three four-year terms as a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He represented ...more

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Kim Gandy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Kim Gandy Lawyer Kim Gandy is an American feminist who from 2001 to 2009 was the president of the National Organization for Women. She has been president and CEO of the National Network to End Domestic Violence ...more

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William J. Guste is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Politician, Lawyer William Joseph "Billy" Guste, Jr., was a New Orleans attorney, businessman and Democratic attorney general of Louisiana from 1972 to 1992. He succeeded Jack P.F. Gremillion, a fellow ...more

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Victor Goines is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Musician, Clarinetist Victor Goines is a jazz saxophonist and clarinetist and received his Masters in Music at Virginia Commonwealth University. Goines is the director of jazz studies at the Bienen School of Music at ...more

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Manuel Esquivel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Manuel Esquivel Politician Sir Manuel Esquivel, KCMG, PC is a Belizean politician. As leader of the United Democratic Party, he served as Prime Minister from 1984 to 1989, and then again from 1993 to 1998.

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Edwin E. Willis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Politician, Farmer, Lawyer Edwin Edward Willis was an American politician and attorney from the U.S. state of Louisiana who was affiliated with the Long political faction. A Democrat, he served in the Louisiana State ...more

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J. Skelly Wright is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
J. Skelly Wright James Skelly Wright was a judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and anti-segregationist. The J. Skelly Wright Professorship at Yale Law School, ...more

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Víctor J. Montilla is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Víctor J. Montilla Víctor Montilla is a Puerto Rican businessman, publishing senior executive, and former president of the Puerto Rico Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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Richard Alvin Tonry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Richard Alvin "Rick" Tonry was a Louisiana politician affiliated with the Democratic Party.

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Audrey Schuh is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Audrey Schuh Singer Audrey Schuh is an American operatic soprano. She studied at Loyola University of the South. Her first leading role with the New Orleans Opera Association was the page-boy Oscar in Un ballo in ...more

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Steve Theriot is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Certified Public Accountant Steven J. Theriot, known as Steve Theriot, is a Certified Public Accountant from Marrero in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, USA, who served as his state’s legislative auditor from 2004–2009 and as ...more

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Michael Smith is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Michael Smith

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Mykel Shannon Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Actor Mykel Shannon Jenkins is an American actor, perhaps best known as the winner of the first season of the SOAPnet reality television series I Wanna Be a Soap Star.

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Jesse Boyd is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Bandleader, Teacher Jesse Boyd is an American Jazz bassist, session musician and music educator.

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Danny Martiny is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Attorney at law Daniel R. Martiny, known as Danny Martiny, is a politician and attorney from Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, who has served since January 14, 2008, as a Republican member of the Louisiana State ...more

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Charles Anthony is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Charles Anthony Caruso, better known by his stage name of Charles Anthony, was an American tenor noted for his portrayal of comprimario characters in opera. Anthony had the distinction of ...more

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Franklin Foil is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Franklin Foil Lawyer Franklin Johnson Foil is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 70, which includes a portion of Baton Rouge. In 2008, he succeeded term-limited Republican ...more

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Claire Keegan is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Claire Keegan Writer Claire Keegan is an Irish writer known for her award-winning short stories.

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Edward Flynn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Edward "Eddie" L. Flynn was an American boxer who competed in the 1932 Summer Olympics. He was born in New Orleans and died in Tampa, Florida.

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Harry Theyard is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Harry Theyard Singer Harry Theyard is an American operatic tenor. Theyard is a 1957 graduate of Loyola University of the South, where he studied under Dorothy Hulse, who was also the teacher of Audrey Schuh and ...more

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Roberto Vigoreaux is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Politician, Television producer, Actor Roberto Vigoreaux Lorenzana is a Puerto Rican producer, TV show host, actor, singer, and former Senator. He is the son of TV producer Luis Vigoreaux, and the younger brother of Luisito