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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Northwestern State University and be of some renown.

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

Examples include Jackie Smith and Ed Orgeron.

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

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Joe Delaney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Northwestern State University Alumni
American football player
Joe Alton Delaney was an American football running back who played two seasons in the National Football League. In his two seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, Delaney set four franchise records ...more

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Speedy Long is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Northwestern State University Alumni
Judge, Politician, Lawyer
Speedy Oteria Long was a Jena lawyer who was a Democratic U.S. Representative from central Louisiana between 1965 and 1973. Prior to his tenure in the since disbanded Eighth Congressional ...more

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Jimmy D. Long is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Northwestern State University Alumni
Politician, Farmer
Jimmy Dale Long, Sr., is a Democratic former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives. He represented District 23 from 1968 until 2000, being the "dean" of the Louisiana House ...more

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Henry C. Dethloff is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Northwestern State University Alumni
Historian, Author, Writer
Henry Clay Dethloff is a professor emeritus of history at Texas A&M University in College Station who has written more than two dozen books on topics ranging from the space program to ...more

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Arnold R. Kilpatrick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Northwestern State University Alumni
Businessperson, Banker
Arnold Roy Kilpatrick was a Louisiana educator and businessman who was the president of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches from 1966 to 1978.

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Politician, Lawyer
Charles Emmett "Cap" Barham was the Democratic lieutenant governor of Louisiana from 1952 to 1956, who is credited with having made the office independent of the governor. Prior to his ...more

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John B. Fournet is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Northwestern State University Alumni
Lawyer, Teacher
John Baptiste Fournet was a Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives, lieutenant governor of his state, and associate justice and Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court. He was an ...more

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Bill Dodd is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Northwestern State University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
William Joseph "Bill" Dodd held five important positions in Louisiana government in the mid-twentieth century, including the offices of state representative, lieutenant governor, state ...more

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Dennis Freeman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Northwestern State University Alumni
Insurance broker, Businessperson, Politician
Harold Dennis Freeman, known as Dennis Freeman, was the mayor of Logansport, a town adjacent to the Sabine River in DeSoto Parish in northwestern Louisiana from 1984 until his death. His ...more

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Donald G. Kelly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Northwestern State University Alumni
Lawyer
Donald Gene Kelly, usually known as Don Kelly, is a prominent trial lawyer and American Quarter Horse breeder in Natchitoches who served as a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate from ...more

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Terrence McGee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Northwestern State University Alumni
American football player
Terrence Dewayne McGee is a former American football cornerback and kick returner in the National Football League. He was drafted by Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He ...more

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Sammy Joe Odom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Northwestern State University Alumni
Insurance broker, Businessperson, Official
Samuel Joseph Odom, known as Sammy Joe Odom, was an American football player for the Houston Oilers, the Northwestern State University Demons in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and the Minden High ...more

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Kenny Wright is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Northwestern State University Alumni
Kenny Wright American football player
Kenneth Dewayne "Kenny" Wright is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football ...more

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Mike Green is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Northwestern State University Alumni
American football player
Michael Wayne Green is a former American football safety and cornerback. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the seventh round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at ...more

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Jean M. Doerge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Northwestern State University Alumni
Politician, Teacher
Jean McGlothlin Doerge is a retired school teacher and a Democratic former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from Minden, who represented District 10 from the death in 1998 of her ...more

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A. A. Fredericks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Northwestern State University Alumni
Politician
Albert Asa Fredericks was an educator and a Democratic politician from Natchitoches, Louisiana, who was affiliated with the powerful Long political faction. Beginning in 1932 he served four ...more

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Mark Duper is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Northwestern State University Alumni
American football player
Mark "Super" Duper is an American former football wide receiver who played for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League from 1982 to 1992. He played collegiately at ...more

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Jackie Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Northwestern State University Alumni
American football player
Jackie Larue Smith is a former professional American football player in the National Football League. He played tight end for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Dallas Cowboys from 1963 to 1978. He ...more

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Jerry Fowler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Northwestern State University Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Athlete
Jerry Marston Fowler was a Baton Rouge businessman who served as Louisiana's state Elections Commissioner from 1980 until his defeat in the 1999 nonpartisan blanket primary. He was part of the ...more

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David Pittman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Northwestern State University Alumni
American football player
David Earl Pittman is a former American Football and Canadian football cornerback. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at ...more

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D. C. Wimberly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Northwestern State University Alumni
Teacher
Duvall Cortez Wimberly, Sr., was a United States Army soldier taken prisoner of war in the European theater of World War II and a past national commander of American Ex-Prisoners of War, a ...more

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Everett Doerge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Northwestern State University Alumni
Politician, Teacher
Everett Gail Doerge was an American state legislator who served as a Democratic member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 10 from January 1992 until his death in office.

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Mary Evelyn Parker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Northwestern State University Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Journalist
Mary Evelyn Dickerson Parker was a Democrat who served as the Louisiana state treasurer from 1968 to 1987, the first woman to have held the position. Prior to her tenure as treasurer, Parker, a ...more

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W. Ray Scott is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Northwestern State University Alumni
Insurance
Walter Ray Scott, Sr., usually known as W. Ray Scott, was from 1960 to 1976 the Democratic mayor of Natchitoches, the oldest city in Louisiana. As mayor, he is primarily remembered for his work ...more

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Robert DeBlieux is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Northwestern State University Alumni
Historian
Robert Buford DeBlieux, usually known as Bobby DeBlieux, was a historian, preservationist, painter, an author, businessman, and a former Democratic mayor of Natchitoches, the oldest city in the ...more