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Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Southern University and A&M College and be of some renown.

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

This is a list that features graduates like Common and Lou Brock.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Southern University and A&M College?” and “Which celebrities are Southern University and A&M College alumni?”
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  • 1

    Age74

    BirthplaceLake Providence, Louisiana, United States of America

    William Jennings Jefferson (born March 14, 1947) is an American former politician from Louisiana whose career ended after his corruption scandal and conviction. He served as a member of the U.S....  more
  • 2
    Poet, Rapper

    Age49

    BirthplaceChicago metropolitan area, Illinois, Chicago, United States of America, United States

    Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn (born March 13, 1972), better known by his stage name Common (formerly Common Sense), is an American rapper, actor, writer, philanthropist, and activist. Common...  more

    The Best Common Songs#108 of 238 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time#438 of 476 The Most Hipster Bands

  • 3
    Bassist, Record producer

    Age65

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

    Randall Darius Jackson (born June 23, 1956) is an American bassist, singer, record producer, entrepreneur, and television personality. Jackson began his career in the 1980s as a session musician...  more

    #438 of 465 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s#1144 of 2,753 The Most Influential People of All Time#56 of 79 The Best Reality Show Judges

  • 4
    Baseball player

    Age82

    BirthplaceEl Dorado, Arkansas, United States of America

    Louis Clark Brock (born June 18, 1939) is an American former professional baseball player. He began his 19-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career playing in 1961 for the Chicago Cubs, and spent the...  more

    #144 of 708 The Best Hitters in Baseball History#68 of 582 The Greatest Baseball Players Of All Time#69 of 255 The Best Players in the Baseball Hall of Fame

  • 5
    Record producer, Songwriter

    Age47

    BirthplaceJackson, Mississippi, United States of America

    Lavell William Crump (born April 11, 1974), known professionally as David Banner, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, activist, and philanthropist.Born in Brookhaven, Mississippi,...  more

    #85 of 102 The Rappers with the Dirtiest Rhymes#33 of 118 The Best Southern Rappers of All Time#38 of 107 The Best Musical Artists From Mississippi

  • 6
    Film Score Composer, Saxophonist

    Age61

    BirthplaceBreaux Bridge, Louisiana, USA

    Branford Marsalis (born August 26, 1960) is an American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader. While primarily known for his work in jazz as the leader of the Branford Marsalis Quartet, he also...  more
  • 7
    Jackie Mitchell (born July 30, 1976 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) is a former American and Canadian football linebacker who played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League...  more
  • 8
    Jazz Pianist, Pianist

    AgeDec. at 43 (1939-1983)

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    James Carroll Booker III (December 17, 1939 – November 8, 1983) was a New Orleans rhythm and blues keyboardist born in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Booker's style combined rhythm and blues...  more
  • 9
    Basketball Coach, Basketball player

    Age56

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Avery DeWitt Johnson (born March 25, 1965) is an American basketball coach who is the former head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide men's basketball team. Johnson spent 16 years in the National...  more
  • 10
    Politician, Lawyer

    Age57

    BirthplaceCovington, St. Tammany Parish, United States of America, United States, with Territories

    Jack Arthur Blossman Jr., known as Jay Blossman (born October 3, 1964), is an attorney from Mandeville, Louisiana, who is a Republican former member of the Louisiana Public Service Commission....  more
  • 11

    Age91

    BirthplaceFranklin, Louisiana, United States of America

    Murphy James "Mike" Foster Jr. (born July 11, 1930) served as the 53rd governor of Louisiana from January 1996 until January 2004. Foster is a businessman, landowner, and sportsman in St. Mary Parish...  more
  • 12
    Politician, Journalist

    Age69

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Melvin Lee Holden, known as Kip Holden (born August 12, 1952), is an American politician who served from 2005 to 2016 as the Democratic Mayor-President of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish,...  more
  • 13
    Politician, Lawyer

    Age58

    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana, United States of America

    Cleo C. Fields (born November 22, 1962) is an American attorney, politician and member of the Democratic Party from the U.S. state of Louisiana. He represented Louisiana's 4th congressional district...  more
  • 14
    American football player

    Age73

    BirthplaceVidalia, Georgia

    Melvin Cornell Blount (born April 10, 1948) is a former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback, five-time Pro Bowler and a 1989 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee.Blount is considered one of the best...  more

    #92 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#27 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History#4 of 127 The Best Pittsburgh Steelers of All Time

  • 15
    Baseball player

    Age40

    BirthplaceHattiesburg, Mississippi

    Frederick Deshaun Lewis (born December 9, 1980) is an American former professional baseball outfielder. He made his debut on September 1, 2006, with the San Francisco Giants. He is the cousin of...  more
  • 16
    Baseball player

    Age39

    BirthplaceAltamonte Springs, Florida

    Rickie Darnell Weeks Jr. (born September 13, 1982) is an American former professional baseball second baseman. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Milwaukee Brewers, Seattle...  more
  • 17
    Sherian Grace Cadoria (born January 26, 1943 in Marksville, Louisiana) is a retired United States Army officer and the first African-American female to achieve General rank in the Army. She was the...  more
  • 18

    Age55

    Richard Joseph Gallot, Jr., known as Rick Gallot (born April 1966), is the current president of Grambling State University and was a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate for District 29,...  more
  • 19
    Musician

    Age86

    BirthplaceCrowley, Louisiana

    Edward "Kidd" Jordan (born May 5, 1935) is an American jazz saxophonist and music educator from New Orleans, Louisiana. After completing a music degree at Southern University in Baton Rouge, he...  more
  • 20
    Businessperson, Philanthropist

    AgeDec. at 79 (1925-2004)

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey

    Marvin H. Davis (August 31, 1925 – September 25, 2004) was an American industrialist and philanthropist. He made his fortunes as the chairman of Davis Petroleum and at one time owned 20th Century...  more
  • 21
    Coach, American football player

    Age58

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Calvin Magee (born April 23, 1963) is a former professional American football player who played tight end for four seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1985 to 1988. He is currently the tight...  more
  • 22
    American football player

    Age54

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Maurice Hurst may refer to: Maurice Hurst (cornerback) (born 1967), former American football player Maurice Hurst Jr. (born 1995), American football player Maurice Hurst (architect) (1929–2003),...  more
  • 23
    American football player

    Age64

    BirthplaceBolton, Mississippi

    Cleveland Green is a former offensive tackle who played eight seasons in the National Football League for the Miami Dolphins. He started in Super Bowl XIX....  more
  • 24
    American football player

    Age64

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    James Steven Davis (born June 12, 1957 in Los Angeles, California) is a former American football cornerback with the Los Angeles Raiders of the National Football League. He attended Southern...  more
  • 25
    American football player

    AgeDec. at 55 (1954-2010)

    BirthplaceBogalusa, Louisiana

    Perry Brooks (December 4, 1954 – March 1, 2010) was an American football defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Southern...  more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to Southern University and A&M College and be of some renown.