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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
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
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