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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Sewanee, The University of the South and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of graduates, like Anson Mount and Gene Robinson, in it.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Sewanee, The University of the South?” and “Which celebrities are Sewanee, The University of the South alumni?”
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Gene Robinson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Sewanee, The University Of The South Alumni
Priest, Cleric

Age: 71

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky

Vicky Gene Robinson (born May 29, 1947) is a former bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire. Robinson was elected bishop coadjutor in 2003 and succeeded as bishop diocesan in March ...more
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Jon Meacham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Sewanee, The University Of The South Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Biographer

Age: 49

Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America

Jon Ellis Meacham (; born May 20, 1969) is a writer, reviewer, and presidential biographer. A former Executive Editor and Executive Vice President at Random House, he is a contributing writer to ...more
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Anson Mount is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Sewanee, The University Of The South Alumni
Film Producer, Actor

Age: 45

Birthplace: Prospect Heights, Illinois, United States of America

Anson Adams Mount IV (born February 25, 1973) is an American actor. He is known for his television roles as fictional character Cullen Bohannon in the AMC western drama series Hell on Wheels, ...more
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Joe B. Hall is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Sewanee, The University Of The South Alumni
Basketball Coach, Coach

Age: 90

Birthplace: Cynthiana, Kentucky

Joe Beasman Hall (born November 30, 1928) was the head basketball coach at the University of Kentucky from 1972 to 1985.
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Bill Studeman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Sewanee, The University Of The South Alumni

Age: 79

Birthplace: Brownsville, Texas, United States of America

William Oliver "Bill" Studeman (born January 16, 1940) is a retired admiral of the United States Navy and former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, with two extended ...more
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Miles O'Keeffe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Sewanee, The University Of The South Alumni
Actor

Age: 64

Birthplace: Tennessee, USA, Ripley

Miles O'Keeffe (born June 20, 1954) is an American television and movie actor. O'Keeffe got his first big break playing the title role in the 1981 version of Tarzan, the Ape Man.
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Ellis Arnall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Sewanee, The University Of The South Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 85 (1907-1992)

Birthplace: Newnan, Georgia, United States of America

Ellis Gibbs Arnall (March 20, 1907 – December 13, 1992) was an American politician who served as the 69th Governor of Georgia from 1943 to 1947. A liberal Democrat, he is considered one of ...more
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Stuart Bowen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Sewanee, The University Of The South Alumni
Stuart Bowen Lawyer

Age: 61

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Stuart W. Bowen, Jr. (born March 24, 1958), is an American lawyer who served as the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) from October 2004 to October 2013. He previously ...more
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C. Judson Child, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Sewanee, The University Of The South Alumni
C. Judson Child, Jr.

Age: Dec. at 81 (1923-2004)

Birthplace: North Bergen, New Jersey

Charles Judson Child Jr. (April 25, 1923 – January 5, 2004) was the seventh bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. He was consecrated as Bishop Suffragan in 1978, and served as diocesan ...more
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LeRoy Percy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Sewanee, The University Of The South Alumni

Age: Dec. at 69 (1860-1929)

Birthplace: Greenville, Mississippi, United States of America

LeRoy Percy (November 9, 1860 – December 24, 1929) was an attorney, planter and politician in Mississippi. In 1910 he was elected by the Mississippi state legislature to the United States ...more
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Richard Walker Bolling ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Sewanee, The University Of The South Alumni
Richard Walker Bolling

Age: Dec. at 75 (1916-1991)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Richard Walker Bolling (May 17, 1916 – April 21, 1991), was a prominent Democratic Congressman from Kansas City, Missouri, and Missouri's 5th congressional district from 1949 to 1983. He retired ...more
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Jean Yarbrough is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Sewanee, The University Of The South Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: Dec. at 74 (1901-1975)

Birthplace: Marianna, Arkansas

Jean Yarbrough (August 22, 1901 – August 2, 1975) was an American film director.
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Shannon R. Valentine is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Sewanee, The University Of The South Alumni
Politician, Public Relations Executive

Age: 60

Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware

Shannon Rutter Valentine (born January 31, 1959) is currently serving as the Secretary of Transportation for Virginia. She was appointed Secretary of Transportation by Governor Ralph Northam in ...more
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Bertram Wyatt-Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Sewanee, The University Of The South Alumni
Historian, Professor, Author

Age: Dec. at 80 (1932-2012)

Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Bertram Wyatt-Brown (March 19, 1932 – November 5, 2012) was a noted historian of the Southern United States. He was the Richard J. Milbauer Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida, where ...more
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John Jeremiah Sullivan ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Sewanee, The University Of The South Alumni
John Jeremiah Sullivan Writer

Age: 45

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky

John Jeremiah Sullivan (born 1974) is an American writer, musician, teacher, and editor. He is a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, a contributing editor of Harper's Magazine, ...more
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J. Robert Wright is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Sewanee, The University Of The South Alumni
J. Robert Wright Historian

Age: 83

Birthplace: Indiana

J. Robert Wright is the St. Mark's in the Bowery Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the General Theological Seminary in New York City. He is a specialist in patristic studies and an ...more
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Hudson Stuck is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Sewanee, The University Of The South Alumni
Mountaineer, Cleric, Social activist

Age: Dec. at 57 (1863-1920)

Birthplace: Paddington, London, United Kingdom

Hudson Stuck (November 4, 1863 – October 10, 1920) was a British native who became an Episcopal priest, social reformer, and mountain climber in the United States. With Harry P. Karstens, he ...more
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Archibald Butt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Sewanee, The University Of The South Alumni
Archibald Butt

Age: Dec. at 47 (1865-1912)

Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia

Archibald Willingham DeGraffenreid Clarendon Butt (September 26, 1865 – April 15, 1912) was an American journalist and United States Army officer. After a short career as a newspaper reporter, ...more
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John Falconetti is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Sewanee, The University Of The South Alumni
John Falconetti Businessperson
John Falconetti is a Florida businessman and chairman of the Duval County Republican Executive Committee.  Falconetti is married to Shannon Miller, Olympics gymnast.
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Samuel F. Pickering Jr. ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Sewanee, The University Of The South Alumni
Samuel F. Pickering Jr.

Age: 77

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee

Samuel F. "Sam" Pickering Jr. (born September 30, 1941) is a writer and professor emeritus of English at the University of Connecticut in Storrs. His unconventional teaching style was ...more
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Tupper Saussy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Sewanee, The University Of The South Alumni
Tupper Saussy Artist

Age: Dec. at 71 (1936-2007)

Birthplace: Statesboro, Georgia

Frederick Tupper Saussy III (July 3, 1936 – March 16, 2007) was an American composer, musician, author, artist, and conspiracy theorist. His contemporaries describe him as a self-styled ...more
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John Jay Hooker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Sewanee, The University Of The South Alumni
John Jay Hooker Politician, Lawyer

Age: 89

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee

John Jay Hooker, Jr. (August 24, 1930 – January 24, 2016) was an American attorney, entrepreneur, political gadfly and perennial candidate from Nashville, Tennessee, who was the Democratic ...more
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Benjamin B. Dunlap is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Sewanee, The University Of The South Alumni
Writer

Age: 81

Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina

Benjamin Bernard "Bernie" Dunlap (born December 3, 1937 in Columbia, South Carolina) is an American author and academic, who was the president of Wofford College from July 2000 to
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Edgar Gardner Murphy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Sewanee, The University Of The South Alumni
Edgar Gardner Murphy Writer

Age: Dec. at 44 (1869-1913)

Birthplace: Fort Smith, Arkansas

Edgar Gardner Murphy (1869–1913) was an American clergyman and author. He was born at Fort Smith, Arkansas, graduated from the University of the South in 1889, and served as a priest of the ...more
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Lee M. Thomas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Sewanee, The University Of The South Alumni
Lee M. Thomas

Age: 74

Lee Muller Thomas was head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. from 1985 to 1989 under President Ronald Reagan. He succeeded William Ruckelshaus. He is a Republican. ...more