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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
John Patrick Daly is an American professional golfer on the PGA Tour. Daly is known primarily for his driving distance off the tee, his non-country club appearance and attitude, and his ...more
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E. Lynn Harris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Author, Writer
Everette Lynn Harris 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 authored ten consecutive books ...more
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Jerry Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Actor
Jerral Wayne "Jerry" Jones Sr. is an American businessman. He is the owner, president, and general manager of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys.
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S. Robson Walton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Businessperson
Samuel Robson "Rob" Walton is an American businessman and is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, the world's largest retailer. He is Chairman of the ...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
George Allen "Pat" Summerall was an American football player and television sportscaster, having worked at CBS, Fox, and ESPN. In addition to football, he also announced major golf and ...more
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Sarah Caldwell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Opera conductor
Sarah Caldwell was an American opera conductor, impresario, and stage director of opera.
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Laurence Luckinbill is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Actor
Laurence George Luckinbill is an American actor.
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Joseph Taylor Robinson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Joseph Taylor Robinson was an American politician from Arkansas, of the Democratic Party. He was a state representative, U.S. Representative, 23rd Governor of Arkansas, U.S. Senator, Senate ...more
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Wilma Mankiller is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Tribal chief, Writer
Wilma Pearl Mankiller was the first female chief of the Cherokee Nation. She served as principal chief for ten years from 1985 to 1995. She is the author of a national-bestselling autobiography, ...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
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
William Clyde Martin was a Bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, The Methodist Church and the United Methodist Church. He distinguished himself in military service during World War I ...more
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John A. White Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Businessperson
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
James William Fulbright was a United States Senator representing Arkansas from January 1945 until his resignation in December 1974. Fulbright was a Southern Democrat and a staunch ...more
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Joe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Basketball player, Coach
Joseph Marcus Johnson (born June 29, 1981) is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played high school basketball ...more
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Matt Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Athlete, American football player
Matthew Jones is a sports radio personality and former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft, and retired ...more
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Dan Hampton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
American football player
Daniel Oliver Hampton also known as "Danimal" is a retired Hall of Fame American football defensive tackle who played twelve seasons for the Chicago Bears from 1979 to 1990 in the ...more
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Mark Pryor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Mark Lunsford Pryor is an American politician who served as a United States Senator from Arkansas from 2003 to 2015. He is a member of the Democratic Party, and he was Attorney General of ...more
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Louise Thaden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Pilot
Iris Louise McPhetridge Thaden was an American aviation pioneer, holder of numerous aviation records, and the first woman to win the Bendix trophy.
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Tim Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Young Timothy Hutchinson, known as Tim Hutchinson, is a Republican former United States senator from the state of Arkansas. Hutchinson was born in Bentonville in northwestern Arkansas, the son ...more
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Mike Beebe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Mickey Dale "Mike" Beebe is an American politician who was the 45th Governor of Arkansas from 2007 to 2015. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Born in Amagon, Arkansas, Beebe is a ...more
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Dale Bumpers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Dale Leon Bumpers is an American politician who served as the 38th Governor of Arkansas from 1971 to 1975; and then in the United States Senate from 1975 until his retirement in January 1999. He ...more
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Darren McFadden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Athlete, American football player
Darren McFadden is an American football running back for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Arkansas, and was picked fourth ...more
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David Pryor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
David Hampton Pryor is a former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives and United States Senator from the State of Arkansas. Pryor also served as 39th Governor of ...more
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Ken Hamlin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Arkansas Alumni
American football player
Ken Hamlin 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 played for the Dallas ...more