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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Ruston High School and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different graduates, including Fred Dean and Bert Jones.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Ruston High School?” and “Which celebrities are Ruston High School alumni?”

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Wiley W. Hilburn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Ruston High School Alumni
Wiley W. Hilburn Journalist Wiley Wilson Hilburn, Jr., was a journalist in Ruston, Louisiana, whose communications career began in the middle 1950s when he was a student at Ruston High School and then Louisiana Tech ...more

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John S. Hunt, II is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Ruston High School Alumni
John S. Hunt, II Lawyer John Smoker Hunt, II, was a nephew of Governors Huey Pierce Long, Jr., and Earl Kemp Long who served on the elected Louisiana Public Service Commission from May 1964, to December 31, 1972. He ...more

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Bert Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Ruston High School Alumni
Bert Jones Athlete, American football player Bertram Hays "Bert" Jones is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts and the Los Angeles Rams. At Ruston High School ...more

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Fred Dean is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Ruston High School Alumni
Fred Dean American football player Frederick Rudolph "Fred" Dean is a former American football player in the National Football League, and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His career started with the San Diego ...more

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Jeff Mangum is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Ruston High School Alumni
Jeff Mangum Musician, Actor, Singer Jeff Mangum is an American musician best known for being the lyricist, vocalist and guitarist of the band Neutral Milk Hotel, as well as being one of the cofounders of The Elephant 6 Recording ...more

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Jack Hunt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Ruston High School Alumni
Jack Hunt American football player Jack Hunt is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Miami Dolphins.

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Norman L. Richardson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Ruston High School Alumni
Norman L. Richardson Journalist Norman Lee Richardson was an award-winning journalist in Louisiana and Texas who was best known for his vivid coverage of hurricanes during the 1960s. His reporting garnered recognition from the ...more

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Robert Schneider is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Ruston High School Alumni
Robert Schneider Songwriter, Singer Robert Peter Schneider is one of the co-founders of The Elephant 6 Recording Company, along with Will Cullen Hart, Bill Doss, and Jeff Mangum. He is perhaps best known as the lead singer / ...more

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Don Shows is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Ruston High School Alumni
Don Shows Coach Donald Harrison Shows, known as Don Shows, was an American athlete of five sports, a coach of the Northeast Louisiana Indians and the Northwestern State Demons. Most of his career was as a high ...more

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Robert W. Mondy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Ruston High School Alumni
Robert W. Mondy Historian, Professor Robert William Mondy was an historian of the frontier experience in the American West and South, who spent thirty-nine years, from 1935–1974, on the faculty of Louisiana Tech University in his ...more

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Bill Doss is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Ruston High School Alumni
Bill Doss Bill Doss was an American rock musician. He co-founded The Elephant 6 Recording Company in Athens, Georgia and was a key member of The Olivia Tremor Control. Following the band's break-up, he ...more

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Charles C. Barham is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Ruston High School Alumni
Charles C. Barham Lawyer Charles Clem "Charlie" Barham was an attorney in private practice for thirty-nine years in Ruston, Louisiana, and a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate from District 35, ...more