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Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni

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

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

Age: 48

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America

Kyan Douglas (born Hugh Edward Douglas Jr.; May 5, 1970) is an American television personality and stylist. He was the grooming expert on the American television program Queer Eye from 2003 to
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Jason Marsalis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Musician, Drummer, Vibraphonist

Age: 41

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

Jason Marsalis (born March 4, 1977) is an American jazz drummer and member of the Marsalis family of musicians. He is the youngest son of Dolores 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

Age: 64

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Rhonda Honey Shear (born November 12, 1954) is an American television personality, comedian, actress, and entrepreneur. She is best known for her role as a host of the USA Network's weekend ...more
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María Celeste Arr... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Talk show host, Journalist, Presenter

Age: 58

Birthplace: Mayagüez, Puerto Rico

María Celeste Arrarás Mangual (born September 27, 1960), better known as María Celeste, is a Puerto Rican broadcast journalist, author, and television personality, who has ...more
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Ben Bagert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 75

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Bernard John Bagert Jr. (born January 10, 1944), known as Ben Bagert, is an American attorney based in New Orleans who formerly served in both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature. Bagert's ...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

Age: 75

Charles Doerr Lancaster Jr. (September 22, 1943 – August 17, 2018) was an American attorney and politician from Metairie, Louisiana who was until January 14, 2008, the longest-serving Republican ...more
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Moon Landrieu is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer

Age: 88

Birthplace: Uptown New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Maurice Edwin "Moon" Landrieu (born July 23, 1930) is an American politician from Louisiana who served as the 56th Mayor of New Orleans from 1970 to 1978. He also is a former judge. He ...more
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Ed Karst is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 61 (1931-1992)

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Charles Edward Karst, known as Ed Karst (September 18, 1931 – July 17, 1992), was an attorney and politician remembered for his controversial tenure as the mayor (1969–1973) of Alexandria, the ...more
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Roderick Miller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 81 (1924-2005)

Birthplace: Louisiana

Rod Miller may refer to: Roderick Miller (politician) (1924–2005), Louisiana politician Roderick Miller (footballer) (born 1992), Panamanian international footballer Rod Miller (baseball) ...more
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Norman Francis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Professor

Age: 87

Birthplace: Lafayette, Louisiana

Dr. Norman Christopher Francis (born March 20, 1931 in Lafayette, Louisiana), is a former president of Xavier University of Louisiana. He served the position from 1968-2015 as the first lay ...more
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Jim Donelon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 74

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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

Age: 51

Birthplace: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ánh Quang "Joseph" Cao ( GOW; Vietnamese: Cao Quang Ánh; born March 13, 1967) is a Vietnamese-American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 2nd ...more
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Dan Richey is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Lawyer

Age: 70

Birthplace: Concordia Parish, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Louisiana, + more

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

Age: Dec. at 78 (1929-2007)

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Adrian Guy Duplantier Sr. (March 5, 1929 – August 15, 2007) was a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He was also a former ...more
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Vance Plauche is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 79 (1897-1976)

Birthplace: Plaucheville, Louisiana, United States of America

Vance Gabriel Plauché (August 25, 1897 – April 2, 1976) was an attorney and civic leader from Lake Charles, Louisiana, who represented Louisiana's 7th congressional district, since ...more
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Taddy Aycock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 72 (1915-1987)

Birthplace: Franklin, Louisiana, United States of America

Clarence C. "Taddy" Aycock (January 13, 1915 – January 6, 1987), a conservative Democrat from Franklin in St. Mary Parish, was the only three-term lieutenant governor in 20th century ...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

Age: Dec. at 81 (1920-2001)

Birthplace: Laredo, Texas

Oscar Manuel Laurel, Sr. (June 8, 1920 – March 29, 2001), was an attorney, businessman, and Hispanic Democratic politician from Laredo, Texas, whose legendary oratory excited his party's ...more
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Stephen J. Landry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

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

Age: 47

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

Harry Hunter Wendelstedt III (born June 22, 1971) 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 ...more
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Rose Ferlita is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Rose Ferlita

Age: 73

Birthplace: Tampa, Florida

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

Age: 63

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

Sean Charles O'Keefe (born January 27, 1956) is a university professor at Syracuse University Maxwell School, former chairman of Airbus Group, Inc., former Secretary of the Navy, 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

Age: 74

Birthplace: Tampa, Florida

Richard Allen Lazzara (born December 17, 1945) is a Senior United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
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Harry Connick, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Singer

Age: 92

Birthplace: Mobile County, Ben May Main Library, Contiguous United States, United States of America, Area code 251, + more

Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Sr. (born March 27, 1926), is an American attorney who served 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

Age: 72

Major General Huntington Blair Downer, Jr., known as Hunt Downer (born April 28, 1946), is a Republican politician in the U.S. state of Louisiana who is the former assistant adjutant general of ...more
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Robert "Bobby"... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Loyola University New Orleans Alumni
Robert "Bobby" Freeman Politician, Lawyer

Age: 84

Robert Freeman may refer to: