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Famous Rhodes College Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1
    Dixie Carter

    AgeDec. at 71 (1939-2010)

    BirthplaceMcLemoresville, Tennessee, United States of America

    Dixie Virginia Carter (May 25, 1939 – April 10, 2010) was an American film, television and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Abe Fortas

    Abe Fortas

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 72 (1910-1982)

    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    Abraham "Abe" Fortas (June 19, 1910 – April 5, 1982) was a U.S. Supreme Court Associate... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Allison Miller


    BirthplaceRome, Italy

    Allison Miller (born September 2, 1985) is an American actress. She is best known for playing... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Charlaine Harris

    Charlaine Harris

    Novelist, Author


    BirthplaceTunica, Mississippi, United States of America

    Charlaine Harris Schulz (born November 25, 1951) is an American author who specializes in... more on Wikipedia
  • 5


    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee, United States of America

    William Vollie Alexander Jr. (born January 16, 1934) is a retired American politician who... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Claudia Kennedy

    Claudia Kennedy

    Claudia Jean Kennedy (born July 14, 1947) is a retired lieutenant general in the United States... more on Wikipedia
  • 7

    John H. Bryan

    For the congressman, see John Heritage Bryan.John H. Bryan (October 5, 1936 – October 1, 2018)... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    J. Baird Callicott

    J. Baird Callicott



    J. Baird Callicott (born 1941) is an American philosopher whose work has been at the forefront... more on Wikipedia
  • 9


    BirthplaceKnoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

    Lara Parker (born October 27, 1938) is an American television, stage, and film actress known... more on Wikipedia
  • 10


    BirthplaceArea code 901, Tennessee, Shelby County, United States of America, United States

    Grady Franklin "Gray" Tollison (born September 8, 1964) is a Republican member of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Thomas Gieselmann

    Thomas Gieselmann

    Venture capitalist
    Thomas has been a Partner at BV Capital for more than 8 years. His areas of interest include...
  • 12
    Thomas Watt Gregory

    Thomas Watt Gregory

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 72 (1861-1933)


    Thomas Watt Gregory (November 6, 1861 – February 26, 1933) was a political progressive and... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Charles K. Wheeler

    AgeDec. at 70 (1863-1933)

    BirthplaceKentucky, United States of America

    Charles Kennedy Wheeler (April 18, 1863 – June 15, 1933) was a U.S. Representative from... more on Wikipedia
  • 14

    Mark D. West

    Mark D. West (born July 26, 1968) is a U.S. legal scholar, Nippon Life Professor of Law and... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Tom Mullady

    Tom Mullady

    Thomas Francis Mullady (born January 30, 1957) is a former American football tight end and... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    Cary Fowler

    Morgan Carrington "Cary" Fowler Jr. (born 1949) is an American agriculturalist and the former... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    Robert L. Echols



    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

    Robert Lynn Echols (born January 13, 1941) is a former United States District Judge of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 18

    Joe M. McCord

    Joe Milton McCord (born March 3, 1945) is an American biochemist. While serving as a graduate... more on Wikipedia
  • 19

    Catherine Eagles

    Catherine Caldwell Eagles (born August 30, 1958) is a United States District Judge of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Ben Mathes

    Ben Mathes is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) who has been actively... more on Wikipedia
  • 21

    Chris W. Cox

    Christopher William Cox is an American lobbyist and public relations consultant. From April... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    John McMillan

    John Murphy McMillan Jr. is a prominent Alabama leader in forestry, agriculture, and natural... more on Wikipedia
  • 23

    Margaret Cogswell

    Margaret Cogswell (born in Memphis, Tennessee) is a mixed media installation artist. She was... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    Alison Lundergan Grimes

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceKentucky, Maysville, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area, United States of America, United States

    Alison Case Lundergan Grimes is an American attorney and Democratic politician who is the... more on Wikipedia
  • 25

    Katie Jacobs Stanton

    Katie Jacobs Stanton (born October 17, 1970) is an American executive. She is the CMO of Color... more on Wikipedia