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Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Arkansas and be of some renown.

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

List includes Joe Johnson, Derek Fisher and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Arkansas?” and “Which celebrities are University of Arkansas alumni?”
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John Daly is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Golfer

Age: 52

Birthplace: Carmichael, California, United States of America

John Patrick Daly (born April 28, 1966) is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour.Daly is known primarily for his driving distance off the tee (earning him the nickname "Long ...more

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E. Lynn Harris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Author, Writer

Age: Dec. at 54 (1955-2009)

Birthplace: Flint, Michigan

Everette Lynn Harris (June 20, 1955 – July 23, 2009) was an American author. Openly gay, he was best known for his depictions of African-American men who were on the down-low and closeted. He ...more
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Jerry Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Actor

Age: 76

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Jerral Wayne Jones (born October 13, 1942) is an American billionaire businessman and has been the owner of the National Football League (NFL)'s Dallas Cowboys since 1989.
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S. Robson Walton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 74

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma

Samuel Robson "Rob" Walton (born October 28, 1944) is an heir to the fortune of Walmart, the world's largest retailer. He is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton. He served as ...more
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Pat Summerall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Announcer, Sports commentator, American football player

Age: Died at 83 (1930-2013)

Birthplace: Lake City, Florida, United States of America

George Allen "Pat" Summerall (May 10, 1930 – April 16, 2013) was an American football player and television sportscaster who worked for CBS, Fox, and ESPN. In addition to football, he ...more

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Sarah Caldwell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Opera conductor

Age: Dec. at 82 (1924-2006)

Birthplace: Maryville, Missouri, United States of America

Sarah Caldwell (March 6, 1924 – March 23, 2006) was an American opera conductor, impresario, and stage director.
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Laurence Luckinbill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Actor

Age: 84

Birthplace: Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States of America

Laurence George Luckinbill (born November 21, 1934) is an American actor, playwright and director. He has worked in television, film, and theatre, doing triple duty in the theatre by writing, ...more
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Joseph Taylor Robinson ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni

Age: Dec. at 65 (1872-1937)

Birthplace: Lonoke, Arkansas, United States of America

Joseph Taylor Robinson (August 26, 1872 – July 14, 1937), also known as Joe T. Robinson, was an American politician from Arkansas. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the 23rd ...more
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Wilma Mankiller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Tribal chief, Writer

Age: Dec. at 65 (1945-2010)

Birthplace: Tahlequah, Oklahoma, United States of America

Wilma Pearl Mankiller (Cherokee name: A-ji-luhsgi Asgaya-dihi, November 18, 1945 – April 6, 2010) was a Cherokee activist, social worker, community developer and the first woman elected to serve ...more
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John Hennessey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Poet, Lecturer
Hennessy is the author of Bridge and Tunnel, a collection of poems. He has published fiction, poetry, and a variety of literary and critical essays in many journals and anthologies. He is the ...more
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Elizabeth Barnes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Elizabeth Barnes Casting Director

Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee

Elizabeth Barnes is a casting director.
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William Clyde Martin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Bishop, Pastor

Age: Dec. at 91 (1893-1984)

Birthplace: Randolph, Tennessee

William Clyde Martin (July 28, 1893–August 30, 1984) was a Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, The Methodist Church and the United Methodist Church. He distinguished himself in ...more
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John A. White Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 78

John Austin White, Jr, Ph.D., P.E. was the fourth chancellor of the University of Arkansas. He succeeded Daniel Ferritor in 1997 after previously serving as the dean of Georgia Institute of ...more
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J. William Fulbright is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 90 (1905-1995)

Birthplace: Sumner, Missouri, United States of America

James William Fulbright (April 9, 1905 – February 9, 1995) was a United States Senator representing Arkansas from January 1945 until his resignation in December 1974. Fulbright is the longest ...more
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Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Basketball player, Coach

Age: 37

Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America

Joseph Marcus Johnson (born June 29, 1981) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Tri-State Triplets of the BIG3 professional basketball league. He played high ...more

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Matt Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Athlete, American football player

Age: 35

Birthplace: Fort Smith, Arkansas

Matthew Jones (born April 22, 1983) is a former American football wide receiver and former sports radio personality. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round of the 2005 NFL ...more

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Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
American football player

Age: 58

Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Daniel Oliver Hampton also known as "Danimal" (born September 19, 1957) is a retired Hall of Fame American football defensive tackle who played twelve seasons for the Chicago Bears ...more

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Mark Pryor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 56

Birthplace: Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America

Mark Lunsford Pryor (born January 10, 1963) is an American attorney and politician who served as a United States Senator from Arkansas from 2003 to 2015. While he ran for office as a Democrat ...more
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Louise Thaden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Pilot

Age: Dec. at 74 (1905-1979)

Birthplace: Bentonville, Arkansas

Iris Louise McPhetridge Thaden (November 12, 1905 – November 9, 1979) was an American aviation pioneer, holder of numerous aviation records, and the first woman to win the Bendix trophy, ...more
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Tim Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 69

Birthplace: Bentonville, Arkansas, USA

Young Timothy Hutchinson (born August 11, 1949) is an American Republican politician, lobbyist, and former United States senator from the state of Arkansas.
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Mike Beebe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 72

Birthplace: Amagon, Arkansas, United States of America

Mickey Dale Beebe (born December 28, 1946) is an American politician and attorney who served as the 45th Governor of Arkansas from 2007 to 2015.Born in Amagon, Arkansas, Beebe is a graduate of ...more
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Dale Bumpers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 93

Birthplace: Charleston, Arkansas, United States of America

Dale Leon Bumpers (August 12, 1925 – January 1, 2016) was an American politician who served as the 38th Governor of Arkansas (1971–1975) and in the United States Senate (1975–1999). He was a ...more
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Darren McFadden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Athlete, American football player

Age: 28

Birthplace: North Little Rock, Arkansas

Darren McFadden (born August 27, 1987) is a former American football running back. He played college football for the University of Arkansas, and was picked fourth overall by the Oakland Raiders ...more
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David Pryor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 84

Birthplace: Camden, Arkansas, United States of America

David Hampton Pryor (born August 29, 1934) is an American politician and former Democratic United States Representative and United States Senator from the State of Arkansas. Pryor also served as ...more
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Ken Hamlin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Ken Hamlin American football player

Age: 38

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee

Ken Hamlin (born January 20, 1981) is a former American football safety in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft and also ...more