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Famous Transylvania University Alumni

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People on this list must have gone to Transylvania University and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of different graduates like Ned Beatty and Jefferson Davis.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Transylvania University?” and “Which celebrities are Transylvania University alumni?”
  • Jefferson Davis
    Politician, Soldier
    • Age: Dec. at 81 (1808-1889)
    • Birthplace: Fairview, Kentucky, USA
  • Ned Beatty
    Actor, Voice acting
    • Age: Dec. at 83 (1937-2021)
    • Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America
    • Age: Dec. at 68 (1825-1893)
    • Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
    • Age: Dec. at 78 (1833-1911)
    • Birthplace: Kentucky, Danville, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area, Boyle County, United States
  • George W. Jones
    Miner, Judge, Politician
    • Age: Dec. at 92 (1804-1896)
    • Birthplace: Vincennes, Indiana, USA
  • Solomon W. Downs
    Politician, Farmer, Lawyer
    • Age: Dec. at 53 (1801-1854)
    • Birthplace: Tennessee, United States of America
  • Richard Yates
    Politician
    • Age: Dec. at 58 (1815-1873)
    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Kentucky, USA
  • James F. Robinson
    Politician, Farmer, Lawyer
    • Age: Dec. at 82 (1800-1882)
    • Birthplace: Kentucky, Lexington–Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area, United States, with Territories
  • Charles S. Morehead
    Farmer, Lawyer
    • Age: Dec. at 66 (1802-1868)
    • Birthplace: Kentucky, United States of America
  • James Speed
    Politician, Lawyer
    • Age: Dec. at 75 (1812-1887)
    • Birthplace: Kentucky, Louisville metropolitan area, Jefferson County, United States of America, United States
  • George W. Johnson
    Farmer, Lawyer
    • Age: Dec. at 50 (1811-1862)
    • Birthplace: Kentucky, Lexington–Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area, United States, with Territories
  • Green Clay Smith
    Politician, Pastor, Lawyer
    • Age: Dec. at 68 (1826-1895)
    • Birthplace: Richmond, Kentucky, USA
  • Happy Chandler
    Politician, Lawyer
    • Age: Dec. at 92 (1898-1991)
    • Birthplace: Kentucky, Corydon, United States of America, United States, with Territories
  • James Turner Morehead
    Politician, Lawyer
    • Age: Dec. at 57 (1797-1854)
    • Birthplace: Kentucky, USA
  • William M. Gwin
    Politician, Physician
    • Age: Dec. at 79 (1805-1885)
    • Birthplace: Gallatin, Tennessee, United States of America
    • Age: Dec. at 64 (1811-1875)
    • Birthplace: Kentucky, Area code 859, Lexington, United States of America, Fayette County
    • Age: Dec. at 39 (1823-1862)
    • Birthplace: Kentucky, Lexington–Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area, Fayette County, United States
  • Crawford Long
    Physician, Surgeon
    • Age: Dec. at 62 (1815-1878)
    • Birthplace: Danielsville, Georgia
  • Daniel Mongiardo
    Politician, Physician, Surgeon
    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: Hazard, Kentucky, United States of America
  • William T. Barry
    Politician, Lawyer
    • Age: Dec. at 51 (1784-1835)
    • Birthplace: Lunenburg, Virginia, USA
    • Age: Dec. at 35 (1811-1847)
    • Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky
  • Jeremiah Clemens
    Politician, Novelist, Lawyer
    • Age: Dec. at 50 (1814-1865)
    • Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, USA