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Famous University Of Louisville Alumni

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

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

A list made up of graduates like Johnny Unitas and Wes Unseld.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Louisville?” and “Which celebrities are University of Louisville alumni?”
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Diane Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader, Screenwriter

Age: 73

Birthplace: Glasgow, Kentucky, United States of America

Lila Diane Sawyer (born December 22, 1945) is an American television journalist. Sawyer has been the anchor of ABC News's nightly flagship program ABC World News, a co-anchor of ABC News's ...more

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Carroll Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 81

Birthplace: Murray, Kentucky, United States of America

Carroll Hubbard, Jr. (born July 7, 1937) is an American former politician. A Democrat, he represented Kentucky in the United States House of Representatives from 1975 to 1993. Hubbard grew up in ...more
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Erik Watts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Wrestler, American football player

Age: 51

Birthplace: Amarillo, Texas, United States of America

Erik Watts (born December 19, 1967) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation ...more
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Warren Oates is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 54 (1928-1982)

Birthplace: USA, Depoy, Kentucky, Kentucky

Warren Mercer Oates (July 5, 1928 – April 3, 1982) was an American actor best known for his performances in several films directed by Sam Peckinpah, including The Wild Bunch (1969) and Bring Me ...more
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Edwin Kagin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Social activist

Age: Dec. at 74 (1940-2014)

Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina

Edwin Frederick Kagin (November 26, 1940 – March 28, 2014) was an attorney at law in Union, Kentucky, and a founder of Camp Quest, the first secular summer camp in the United States for the ...more
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Butch Beard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Basketball player, Coach

Age: 71

Birthplace: Hardinsburg, Kentucky

Alfred "Butch" Beard Jr. (born May 5, 1947) is a former professional basketball player and coach. He was the starting point guard with the 1975 NBA champion Golden State Warriors. ...more

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Mike Ward is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Politician

Age: 68

Birthplace: White Plains, New York, United States of America

Michael Delavan "Mike" Ward (born January 7, 1951) is a former congressman of the United States House of Representatives, a Democrat from Kentucky.
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Robert Nardelli is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 70

Birthplace: Old Forge, Pennsylvania

Robert Louis Nardelli (born May 17, 1948) is an American businessman. He was the chairman and chief executive officer of Chrysler. He had earlier served in a similar capacity at The Home Depot ...more
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James B. Edwards is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Politician, Dentist

Age: 91

Birthplace: Hawthorne, Florida, United States of America

James Burrows Edwards (June 24, 1927 – December 26, 2014) was an American politician and administrator from South Carolina. He was the first Republican to be elected the Governor of South ...more
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Keith Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Politician, Professor, Political scientist

Age: 62

Birthplace: Springfield, Ohio

Keith Fitzgerald is a former Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing the 69th District for two terms from 2007 to 2010.
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Chang-Lin Tien is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Scientist, Mechanical engineer

Age: Dec. at 67 (1935-2002)

Birthplace: Wuhan, China

Chang-lin Tien (traditional Chinese: 田長霖; simplified Chinese: 田长霖; pinyin: Tián Chánglín; July 24, 1935 – October 29, 2002) was a Chinese-American professor of mechanical ...more
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David Akers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
American football player

Age: 44

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky

David Roy Akers (; born December 9, 1974) is a former American football placekicker. He played college football at Louisville, and was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in ...more
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Chris Dodd is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Politician, Lobbyist, Lawyer

Age: 74

Birthplace: Willimantic, Connecticut, United States of America

Christopher John Dodd (born May 27, 1944) is an American lobbyist, lawyer, and Democratic Party politician who served as a United States Senator from Connecticut from 1981 to 2011. Dodd is a ...more
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David L. Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 65

Birthplace: Burkesville, Kentucky, United States of America

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Howard Fineman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Editor, Journalist

Age: 69

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Howard David Fineman (born November 17, 1948) is an American journalist who is global editorial director of the AOL Huffington Post Media Group. Prior to his move to Huffington Post in October ...more
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Deion Branch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Deion Branch American football player

Age: 39

Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States of America

Anthony Deion Branch, Jr. (born July 18, 1979) is a former American football wide receiver of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round ...more

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Jason Spitz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
American football player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Boardman, Ohio

Jason Spitz (born December 19, 1982) is a former American football center who last played for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers ...more
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Kerry Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Kerry Rhodes Actor, American football player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Kerry Rhodes (born August 2, 1982) is an American actor and former American football safety in the National Football League. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the fourth round of the 2005 ...more
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Norman Jay Coleman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Norman Jay Coleman Politician

Age: Dec. at 84 (1827-1911)

Birthplace: Richfield Springs, New York, United States of America

Norman Jay Colman (May 16, 1827 – November 3, 1911) was a politician, attorney, educator, newspaper publisher, and, for 18 days, the first United States Secretary of Agriculture.
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Maggie Lawson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Actor

Age: 38

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Margaret Cassidy "Maggie" Lawson (born August 12, 1980) is an American actress who is best known for her role as Detective Juliet "Jules" O'Hara in the TV show Psych. From ...more

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Mark Gregory Clayton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Mark Gregory Clayton American football player

Age: 57

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana

Mark Gregory Clayton (born April 8, 1961) is a former American football wide receiver who played most of his career with the Miami Dolphins, entering the league in 1983 with the Dolphins and ...more

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Michael C. Kerr is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 49 (1827-1876)

Birthplace: Titusville, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Michael Crawford Kerr (March 15, 1827 – August 19, 1876) was a Prosecuting Attorney in the 52nd Judicial District, an American legislator, and the first Democratic Speaker of the United States ...more
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Mitch McConnell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 77

Birthplace: Tuscumbia, Colbert County, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, + more

Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. (born February 20, 1942) is an American politician serving as Kentucky’s senior United States Senator and as Senate Majority Leader. McConnell is the second ...more

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Romano L. Mazzoli is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 86

Birthplace: Louisville metropolitan area, Kentucky, Area code 502, Jefferson County, United States of America, + more

Romano Louis Mazzoli (born November 2, 1932) represented Kentucky's Third Congressional District (Louisville, Kentucky and other parts of Jefferson County, Kentucky) in the United States House ...more
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Amobi Okoye is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
American football player

Age: 31

Birthplace: Anambra State, Nigeria

Amobi Okoye (born June 10, 1987) is a former Nigerian player of American football. He was drafted by the Houston Texans tenth overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at