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

List features graduates like Nancy Grace, Nathan Deal and more!

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

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Nancy Grace is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Nancy Grace Commentator, Television Show Host, Journalist Nancy Ann Grace is an American legal commentator, television host, television journalist, and former prosecutor. She frequently discusses issues from what she describes as a "victims' ...more

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Walter F. George is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Walter F. George Judge Walter Franklin George was an American politician from the state of Georgia. He was a long-time Democratic United States Senator and was President pro tempore of the Senate from 1955 to 1957.

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James Rachels is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
James Rachels Philosopher James Rachels was an American philosopher who specialized in ethics and animal rights.

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Marion L. Brittain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Marion L. Brittain Marion Luther Brittain, Sr. was an American academic administrator and president of the Georgia Institute of Technology from 1922 to 1944. Brittain was born in Georgia and, aside from a brief ...more

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Robert Reichert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Robert Reichert Lawyer Robert Reichert is the current Democratic mayor of Macon, Georgia, the sixth largest city in the state.

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Allen Hunt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Allen Hunt Author Allen R. Hunt is an American author and speaker. Hunt, a former Methodist pastor, is now a Roman Catholic.

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Thomas W. Hardwick is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Thomas W. Hardwick Politician, Lawyer Thomas William Hardwick was an American politician from the U.S. state of Georgia. Hardwick was born in Thomasville, Georgia. He graduated from Mercer University with a Bachelor of Arts degree ...more

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Thomas E. Watson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Thomas E. Watson Politician, Editing, Lawyer Thomas Edward "Tom" Watson was an American politician, attorney, newspaper editor, and writer from Georgia. In the 1890s Watson championed poor farmers as a leader of the Populist ...more

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Blanton Winship is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Blanton Winship Lawyer Blanton C. Winship was an American military lawyer and veteran of both the Spanish–American War and World War I. During his long career, he served both as Judge Advocate General of the United ...more

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Richard Malcolm Johnston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Richard Malcolm Johnston Writer Richard Malcolm Johnston was an American educator and author. Johnson was born in Powelton, Hancock County, Georgia. His father was a Baptist minister, and his early education was received at a ...more

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Bill Yoast is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Bill Yoast American Football coach, Coach William "Bill" Yoast is an American high school football coach. Yoast grew up in Florence, Alabama. After a three-year tour in the United States Air Force, he attended Georgia Military ...more

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Nathan Deal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Nathan Deal Politician, Lawyer John Nathan Deal is an American politician who has been the 82nd Governor of Georgia since January 2011. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Democrat in 1992, but switched ...more

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Sam Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Sam Mitchell Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Coach Samuel E. "Sam" Mitchell, Jr. is a retired professional basketball player and a former head coach in the National Basketball Association. He currently is an assistant coach with the ...more

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Ed Roberts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Ed Roberts Physician Henry Edward "Ed" Roberts was an American engineer, entrepreneur and medical doctor who invented the first commercially successful personal computer in 1975. He is most often known as ...more

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Benjamin S. Griffin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Benjamin S. Griffin Benjamin S. Griffin, was a four-star general in the United States Army. He served as the Commanding General, United States Army Materiel Command from November 5, 2004 to November 13, 2008. Prior ...more

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William D. Jelks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
William D. Jelks Politician William Dorsey Jelks was an American Democratic politician who was the 32nd Governor of Alabama from 1901 to 1907; he had been a newspaper publisher and editor. He also served as acting governor ...more

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Carl Vinson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Carl Vinson Judge Carl Vinson was a United States Representative from Georgia. He was a Democrat and the first person to serve for more than 50 years in the United States House of Representatives. He was known as ...more

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Jay Sekulow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Jay Sekulow Businessperson, Lawyer Jay Alan Sekulow is an American attorney and Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice. He also hosts a talk show, which airs on radio and television. Sekulow is a frequent guest ...more

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William Stanley West is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
William Stanley West Lawyer William Stanley West was a United States Senator from the state of Georgia. He was a Democrat.

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John Peyton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
John Peyton Politician John Stephens Peyton is an American businessman and politician who is currently president of Gate Petroleum. He served as Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida from 2003 to 2011, when he was succeeded ...more

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Ellis Paul Torrance is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Ellis Paul Torrance Psychologist Ellis Paul Torrance was an American psychologist from Milledgeville, Georgia. After completing his undergraduate degree at Mercer University, Torrance acquired a Master's degree at the ...more

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William Fielding Ogburn is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
William Fielding Ogburn Statistician William Fielding Ogburn was an American sociologist who was born in Butler, Georgia and died in Tallahassee, Florida. He was also a statistician and an educator. Ogburn received his B.A. degree ...more

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John Birch is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
John Birch Missionary John Morrison Birch was an American military intelligence officer and Baptist missionary in World War II, who was killed during a confrontation with supporters of the Communist Party of China. ...more

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Allen D. Candler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Allen D. Candler Allen Daniel Candler was a Georgia state legislator, U.S. Representative and the 56th Governor of Georgia.

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G. Harrold Carswell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
G. Harrold Carswell Judge George Harrold Carswell was a federal judge and an unsuccessful nominee to the United States Supreme Court. He did not use his first name and was called by his middle name.

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Henry Dickerson McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Henry Dickerson McDaniel Lawyer Henry Dickerson McDaniel was the 52nd Governor of Georgia from 1883 to 1886.

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Phil Walden is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Phil Walden Businessperson Phil Walden was co-founder of the Macon, Georgia-based Capricorn Records with his younger brother Alan Walden and a good friend and former Atlantic Records executive, Frank Fenter. He graduated ...more

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Cathy Cox is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Cathy Cox Politician Lera Catharine "Cathy" Cox is a Georgia politician, a member of the Democratic Party, the former Secretary of State of Georgia, and a candidate for Governor of Georgia in 2006. In ...more

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Richard B. Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Richard B. Hubbard Richard Bennett Hubbard, Jr. was the 16th Governor of Texas from 1876 to 1879 and United States Envoy to Japan from 1885 to 1889. He was a Confederate veteran of the American Civil War and was a ...more

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Ronnie Thompson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Ronnie Thompson Businessperson, Columnist, Singer Ronald John Thompson, known as Ronnie Thompson or 'Machine Gun Ronnie' Thompson, is a former Georgia Republican politician who was the first member of his party to have been elected mayor of ...more

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William Augustus Bootle is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
William Augustus Bootle Judge, Lawyer William Augustus Bootle was an American attorney and jurist noted for helping oversee desegregation in the Southern United States.

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Olive Ann Burns is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Olive Ann Burns Journalist, Novelist, Writer Olive Ann Burns was an American writer from Georgia best known for her single completed novel, Cold Sassy Tree, published in 1984.

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John Oxendine is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
John Oxendine Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Lawyer John W. Oxendine is an American politician who served four terms as Insurance Commissioner of the U.S. state of Georgia. A member of the Republican party, he was first elected commissioner in ...more

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Doug Barnard, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Doug Barnard, Jr. Lawyer Druie Douglas Barnard, Jr. was a United States congressman from Georgia.

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Steve Berry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Steve Berry Author, Writer, Lawyer Steve Berry is an American author, professor and former attorney currently living in St. Augustine, Florida. He is a graduate of Mercer University's Walter F. George School of Law. He was a ...more

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Ellis Arnall is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Ellis Arnall Politician, Lawyer Ellis Gibbs Arnall was an American politician, a liberal Democrat who served as the 69th Governor of the U.S. state of Georgia from 1943 to 1947.

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Les Olsson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Les Olsson American football player Carl Lester Olsson was an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Boston/Washington Redskins. He attended Mercer University.

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Wesley Duke is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Wesley Duke American football player Wesley Duke is a football player. Duke was a tight end for the Denver Broncos in the National Football League.

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Jackie M. Ward is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Jackie M. Ward Jackie M. Ward, is the Retired Chairman and CEO of Computer Generation Incorporated, a telecommunications company based in Atlanta, Georgia that she co- founded, from 1968 until it was acquired ...more

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Samaria (Mitcham) Bailey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Samaria (Mitcham) Bailey Medical technologist, Entrepreneur Samaria (Mitcham) Bailey in Macon, Georgia was an instrumental figure in the civil rights movement. She was one of the first American females of African descent to be accepted into Mercer ...more

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Glen Ashman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Glen Ashman Judge Glen Edward Ashman is a jurist who has been a judge in the Municipal Court of East Point, Georgia since 1988. He was last reappointed on July 2, 2007. The East Point City Court is one of the ...more

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Harry Stillwell Edwards is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Harry Stillwell Edwards Journalist, Novelist Harry Stillwell Edwards was an American journalist, novelist, and poet, born at Macon, Georgia. He studied law at Mercer University, Macon, and graduated in 1877. He was assistant editor and ...more

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Carlton Mobley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Carlton Mobley Politician, Lawyer William Carlton Mobley was a noted jurist and politician from the American state of Georgia. He is one of the ten youngest people to ever be elected to the United States House of ...more

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William J. Northen is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
William J. Northen William Jonathan Northen, the 54th Governor of Georgia from 1890 to 1894, was born in Jones County, Georgia in 1835. Northen graduated from Mercer University. He married Martha Neel in 1860 and ...more

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Cecil B. Day is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Cecil B. Day Cecil Burke Day was the founder of Days Inn Hotels. Day studied at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, but withdrew prior to graduation to join the United States Marine Corps. After the Marine ...more

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Richard E. Hawes is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Richard E. Hawes Richard Ellington Hawes was an officer in the United States Navy who served in World War I and World War II.

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Chauncey Sparks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Chauncey Sparks George Chauncey Sparks, known as Chauncey Sparks, was an attorney and Democratic American politician who served as the 41st Governor of Alabama from 1943 to 1947. He made improvements to state ...more

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David Bottoms is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
David Bottoms Poet, Author David Bottoms is an American poet.

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Barry Cohen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Barry Cohen Lawyer Barry Cohen is a criminal, personal injury, civil and qui tam attorney in Florida's Tampa Bay Area. Cohen was hired by the Council for American Islamic Relations to represent the family of ...more

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Steadman Vincent Sanford is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Mercer University Alumni
Steadman Vincent Sanford Steadman Vincent Sanford was President of the University of Georgia in Athens from 1932 until 1935. He subsequently served as Chancellor of the University System of Georgia from 1935 until