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Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni

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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?”
  • John Daly1

    John Daly



    BirthplaceCarmichael, California, United States of America

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

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  • E. Lynn Harris2

    E. Lynn Harris

    Author, Writer

    AgeDec. at 54 (1955-2009)

    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan

    Everette Lynn Harris (June 20, 1955 – July 23, 2009) was an American author. Openly gay, he... more on Wikipedia
  • Jerry Jones3

    Jerry Jones

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Jerral Wayne Jones (born October 13, 1942) is an American billionaire businessman and has been... more on Wikipedia
  • S. Robson Walton4

    S. Robson Walton



    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma

    Samuel Robson "Rob" Walton (born October 28, 1944) is an heir to the fortune of Walmart, the... more on Wikipedia
  • Pat Summerall5

    Pat Summerall

    Announcer, Sports commentator

    AgeDec. at 83 (1930-2013)

    BirthplaceLake City, Florida, United States of America

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

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  • Sarah Caldwell6

    Sarah Caldwell

    Opera conductor

    AgeDec. at 82 (1924-2006)

    BirthplaceMaryville, Missouri, United States of America

    Sarah Caldwell (March 6, 1924 – March 23, 2006) was an American opera conductor, impresario,... more on Wikipedia
  • Laurence Luckinbill7


    BirthplaceUSA, Fort Smith, Arkansas

    Laurence George Luckinbill (born November 21, 1934) is an American actor, playwright and... more on Wikipedia
  • Joseph Taylor Robinson8
    Joseph Taylor Robinson (August 26, 1872 – July 14, 1937), also known as Joe T. Robinson, was... more on Wikipedia
  • Wilma Mankiller9

    Wilma Mankiller

    Tribal chief, Writer

    AgeDec. at 65 (1945-2010)

    BirthplaceTahlequah, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Wilma Pearl Mankiller (Cherokee name: A-ji-luhsgi Asgaya-dihi, November 18, 1945 – April 6,... more on Wikipedia
  • John Hennessey10

    John Hennessey

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

    Casting Director

    BirthplaceKnoxville, Tennessee

    Elizabeth Barnes is a casting director.
  • William Clyde Martin12

    William Clyde Martin

    Bishop, Pastor

    AgeDec. at 91 (1893-1984)

    BirthplaceRandolph, Tennessee

    William Clyde Martin (July 28, 1893–August 30, 1984) was a Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal... more on Wikipedia
  • John A. White Jr.13

    John A. White Jr.



    John Austin White, Jr, Ph.D., P.E. was the fourth chancellor of the University of Arkansas. He... more on Wikipedia
  • J. William Fulbright14

    J. William Fulbright

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 90 (1905-1995)

    BirthplaceSumner, Missouri, United States of America

    James William Fulbright (April 9, 1905 – February 9, 1995) was a United States Senator... more on Wikipedia
  • Joe Johnson15

    Joe Johnson

    Basketball player, Coach


    BirthplaceLittle Rock, Arkansas

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

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  • Matt Jones16

    Matt Jones

    Athlete, American football player


    BirthplaceFort Smith, Arkansas

    Matthew Jones (born April 22, 1983) is a former American football wide receiver and former... more on Wikipedia

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  • Dan Hampton17

    Dan Hampton

    American football player


    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma

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

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  • Mark Pryor18

    Mark Pryor

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceFayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America

    Mark Lunsford Pryor (born January 10, 1963) is an American attorney and politician who served... more on Wikipedia
  • Louise Thaden19

    AgeDec. at 74 (1905-1979)

    BirthplaceBentonville, Arkansas

    Iris Louise McPhetridge Thaden (November 12, 1905 – November 9, 1979) was an American aviation... more on Wikipedia
  • Tim Hutchinson20

    Tim Hutchinson

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceBentonville, Arkansas, USA

    Young Timothy Hutchinson (born August 11, 1949) is an American Republican politician,... more on Wikipedia
  • Mike Beebe21

    Mike Beebe

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceAmagon, Arkansas, United States of America

    Mickey Dale Beebe (born December 28, 1946) is an American politician and attorney who served... more on Wikipedia
  • Dale Bumpers22

    Dale Bumpers

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceCharleston, Arkansas, United States of America

    Dale Leon Bumpers (August 12, 1925 – January 1, 2016) was an American politician who served as... more on Wikipedia
  • Darren McFadden23

    Darren McFadden

    Athlete, American football player


    BirthplaceNorth Little Rock, Arkansas

    Darren McFadden (born August 27, 1987) is a former American football running back. He played... more on Wikipedia

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  • David Pryor24

    David Pryor

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceCamden, Arkansas, United States of America

    David Hampton Pryor (born August 29, 1934) is an American politician and former Democratic... more on Wikipedia
  • Ken Hamlin25

    Ken Hamlin

    American football player


    BirthplaceMemphis, Tennessee

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