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Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni

Updated April 24, 2020 31.7k views327 items

List RulesPeople 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

    Golfer
    John Patrick Daly (born April 28, 1966) is an American professional golfer on the PGA...  more

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    #53 of 163 The Best Golfers Of All Time#48 of 66 The Most Controversial Athletes in Sports History

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    E. Lynn Harris

    Author, Writer
    Everette Lynn Harris (June 20, 1955 – July 23, 2009) was an American author. Openly gay, he...  more
  • 3

    Jerry Jones

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur
    Jerral Wayne Jones (born October 13, 1942) is an American billionaire businessman and has been...  more
  • 4

    S. Robson Walton

    Businessperson
    Samuel Robson "Rob" Walton (born October 28, 1944) is an heir to the fortune of Walmart, the...  more
  • 5

    Pat Summerall

    Announcer, Sports commentator
    George Allen "Pat" Summerall (May 10, 1930 – April 16, 2013) was an American football player...  more

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    #1067 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#24 of 85 The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

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    Sarah Caldwell

    Opera conductor
    Sarah Caldwell (March 6, 1924 – March 23, 2006) was an American opera conductor, impresario,...  more
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    Laurence George Luckinbill (born November 21, 1934) is an American actor, playwright and...  more
  • 8
    Joseph Taylor Robinson (August 26, 1872 – July 14, 1937), also known as Joe T. Robinson, was...  more
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    Wilma Mankiller

    Tribal chief, Writer
    Wilma Pearl Mankiller (Cherokee name: A-ji-luhsgi Asgaya-dihi, November 18, 1945 – April 6,...  more
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    John Hennessey

    Poet, Lecturer
    Hennessy is the author of Bridge and Tunnel, a collection of poems. He has published fiction,...  more
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    Elizabeth Barnes

    Casting Director
    Elizabeth Barnes is a casting director....
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    William Clyde Martin

    Bishop, Pastor
    William Clyde Martin (July 28, 1893–August 30, 1984) was a Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal...  more
  • 13

    John A. White Jr.

    Businessperson
    John Austin White, Jr, Ph.D., P.E. was the fourth chancellor of the University of Arkansas. He...  more
  • 14

    J. William Fulbright

    Politician, Lawyer
    James William Fulbright (April 9, 1905 – February 9, 1995) was a United States Senator...  more
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    Joe Johnson

    Basketball player, Coach
    Joseph Marcus Johnson (born June 29, 1981) is an American professional basketball player who...  more

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    Matt Jones

    Athlete, American football player
    Matthew Jones (born April 22, 1983) is a former American football wide receiver and former...  more
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    Dan Hampton

    American football player
    Daniel Oliver Hampton also known as "Danimal" (born September 19, 1957) is a retired Hall of...  more

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    #20 of 83 The Greatest Defensive Tackles of All Time#14 of 144 The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time

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    Mark Pryor

    Politician, Lawyer
    Mark Lunsford Pryor (born January 10, 1963) is an American attorney and politician who served...  more
  • 19
    Iris Louise McPhetridge Thaden (November 12, 1905 – November 9, 1979) was an American aviation...  more
  • 20

    Tim Hutchinson

    Politician, Lawyer
    Young Timothy Hutchinson (born August 11, 1949) is an American Republican politician,...  more
  • 21

    Mike Beebe

    Politician, Lawyer
    Mickey Dale Beebe (born December 28, 1946) is an American politician and attorney who served...  more
  • 22

    Dale Bumpers

    Politician, Lawyer
    Dale Leon Bumpers (August 12, 1925 – January 1, 2016) was an American politician who served as...  more
  • 23

    Darren McFadden

    Athlete, American football player
    Darren McFadden (born August 27, 1987) is a former American football running back. He played...  more
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    David Pryor

    Politician, Lawyer
    David Hampton Pryor (born August 29, 1934) is an American politician and former Democratic...  more
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    Ken Hamlin

    American football player
    Ken Hamlin (born January 20, 1981) is a former American football safety in the National...  more