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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Rhodes College and be of some renown.

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

List ranges from Dixie Carter to Allison Miller and more.

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

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Dixie Carter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
Dixie Carter Actor Dixie Virginia Carter was an American film, television, and stage actress. From 1986 to 1993, she starred as Julia Sugarbaker in the CBS sitcom Designing Women. Carter made her professional ...more

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Abe Fortas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
Abe Fortas Politician, Lawyer Abraham "Abe" Fortas was a U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice from 1965 to 1969. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, Fortas became a law professor at Yale University, and then an ...more

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Allison Miller is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
Allison Miller Actor Allison Miller is an American actress. She is best known for playing Michelle Benjamin on the NBC series Kings, Skye Tate on the Fox series Terra Nova and Carrie on the NBC series Go On.

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Charlaine Harris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
Charlaine Harris Novelist, Author, Writer Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestselling author who has been writing mysteries for thirty years. She was born and raised in the Mississippi River Delta area of the United States. She now ...more

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William Vollie Alexander, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
William Vollie Alexander, Jr. Politician William Vollie “Bill” Alexander, Jr. is a retired politician who represented the U.S. state of Arkansas in the United States House of Representatives from 1969 to 1993, rising to the post of ...more

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Claudia Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
Claudia Kennedy Claudia Jean Kennedy is a retired lieutenant general in the United States Army. She is the first female to reach the rank of three-star general in the U.S. Army. She retired in 2000 after 31 ...more

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John H. Bryan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
John H. Bryan Businessperson John Henry Bryan, Jr. is the former CEO of the Sara Lee Corporation. A graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee and Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, he is also ...more

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J. Baird Callicott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
J. Baird Callicott Philosopher J. Baird Callicott is an American philosopher whose work has been at the forefront of the new field of environmental philosophy and ethics. He is a University Distinguished Research Professor ...more

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Lara Parker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
Lara Parker Actor Lara Parker is an American television, stage, and film actress best known for her role as Angelique on the cult ABC-TV serial Dark Shadows which aired from 1966 to 1971.

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Gray Tollison is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
Gray Tollison Lawyer Gray Tollison is a Republican member of the Mississippi Senate, representing District 9 since 1996. In January 2012, Tollison was appointed Chairman of the Senate Education Committee by Lt. ...more

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Thomas Gieselmann is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
Thomas Gieselmann Venture capitalist Thomas has been a Partner at BV Capital for more than 8 years. His areas of interest include scalable Business to Consumer (B2C) platforms with a strong viral component such as collaborative ...more

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Thomas Watt Gregory is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
Thomas Watt Gregory Politician, Lawyer Thomas Watt Gregory was an American attorney who served as United States Attorney General from 1914 to 1919, during President Woodrow Wilson's administration.

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Charles K. Wheeler is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
Charles K. Wheeler Lawyer Charles Kennedy Wheeler was a U.S. Representative from Kentucky.

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Mark D. West is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
Mark D. West Mark D. West is a U.S. legal scholar, Nippon Life Professor of Law and Dean of the University of Michigan Law School. In January 2013, he was named as the 17th Dean of Michigan Law and succeeded ...more

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Tom Mullady is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
Tom Mullady Thomas Francis Mullady is a former American football tight end and wide receiver who played in the National Football League for the New York Giants from 1979-1984. He was selected by the Buffalo ...more

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Cary Fowler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
Cary Fowler Morgan Carrington Fowler, Jr. is an American agriculturalist and the former executive director of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, currently serving as a Senior Advisor to the trust.

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Robert L. Echols is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
Robert L. Echols Judge Robert Lynn Echols is a former United States federal judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Echols received a B.A. from ...more

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Joe M. McCord is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
Joe M. McCord Joe Milton McCord is an American biochemist. While serving as a graduate student, he and his supervisor Irwin Fridovich were the first to describe the enzymatic activity of superoxide dismutase. ...more

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Catherine Eagles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
Catherine Eagles Catherine Caldwell Eagles is a judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina and a former Superior Court judge in Guilford County, North Carolina.

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Ben Mathes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
Ben Mathes Ben Mathes is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church who has been actively involved in providing health care in remote regions throughout the world. He is the founder and president of ...more

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Chris W. Cox is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
Chris W. Cox Chris W. Cox has been the chief lobbyist for the United States National Rifle Association since being appointed in 2002. He serves as the executive director of the NRA's Institute for ...more

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John McMillan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
John McMillan John Murphy McMillan, Jr. is a prominent Alabama leader in forestry, agriculture, and natural resource and wildlife conservation. He was elected as a Republican in November 2010, as Alabama ...more

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Margaret Cogswell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
Margaret Cogswell Margaret Cogswell is a mixed media installation artist. She was raised in Japan. She graduated from Rhodes College with a B.A. degree in English literature in 1969, and from Rutgers University ...more

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Alison Lundergan Grimes is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
Alison Lundergan Grimes Politician, Lawyer Alison Case Lundergan Grimes is an American attorney and Democratic politician who is the Secretary of State of Kentucky, having defeated incumbent Elaine Walker in the May 17, 2011 primary ...more

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Katie Jacobs Stanton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Rhodes College Alumni
Katie Jacobs Stanton Katie Jacobs Stanton is the VP of Global Media at Twitter. She has worked at Twitter since July 2010. She lives in San Francisco, California, with her husband and three children. In January 2010 ...more