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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
Lila Diane Sawyer is an American television journalist. Previously, Sawyer had been the former anchor of ABC News's nightly flagship program ABC World News, a co-anchor of ABC News's morning ...more
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Carroll Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Lawyer
Carroll Hubbard, Jr. 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 Murray, Kentucky, ...more
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Erik Watts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Wrestler, American football player
Erik Watts is an American semi-retired professional wrestler. He is best known for his appearances with World Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation in the 1990s. He is the ...more
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Warren Oates is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Actor
Warren Mercer Oates was an American actor best known for his performances in several films directed by Sam Peckinpah including The Wild Bunch and Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia. He starred ...more
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Edwin Kagin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Social activist
Edwin Frederick Kagin 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 children of secularists, atheists, ...more
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Butch Beard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Basketball player, Coach
Alfred "Butch" Beard, Jr. is a former National Basketball Association player and coach. He was the head coach at Morgan State University until he stepped down in March 2006. Butch ...more
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Mike Ward is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Politician
Michael Delavan "Mike" Ward is a former one-term congressman of the United States House of Representatives, a Democrat from Kentucky. Ward's mother, Lukey Ward, was a political and ...more
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Robert Nardelli is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Businessperson
Robert Louis "Bob" Nardelli 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 from ...more
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James B. Edwards is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Politician, Dentist
James Burrows Edwards was a politician and administrator from South Carolina. He was the first Republican to be elected the Governor of South Carolina since Reconstruction.
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Keith Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Politician, Professor, Political scientist
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
Chang-lin Tien was a Chinese-American professor of mechanical engineering and university administrator. He was the seventh Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, the first Asian ...more
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David Akers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
American football player
David Roy Akers is an American football placekicker who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Louisville, and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the ...more
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Chris Dodd is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Politician, Lobbyist, Lawyer
Christopher John "Chris" Dodd is an American lobbyist, lawyer, and Democratic Party politician who served as a United States Senator from Connecticut for a thirty-year period from ...more
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David L. Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
David Lewis Williams is an attorney, Republican politician, and judge from the U.S. state of Kentucky. From 1987 to 2012, Williams represented Senate District 16, a position he secured upon the ...more
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Howard Fineman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Editor, Journalist
'Howard Fineman is an American journalist who is editorial director of the AOL Huffington Post Media Group. Prior to his move to Huffington Post in October 2010, he was Newsweeks Chief Political ...more
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Deion Branch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
American football player
Anthony Deion Branch, Jr. is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played ...more
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Jason Spitz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
American football player
Jason Spitz is an American football center who last played for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the third round of the 2006 NFL ...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
Kerry Rhodes is a former American football safety who last played for the Arizona Cardinals of 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
Norman Jay Colman was a politician, newspaper publisher, and, for 18 days, the first United States Secretary of Agriculture. Colman was born in Richfield Springs, New York, to son of Nancy and ...more
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Maggie Lawson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Actor
Margaret Cassidy "Maggie" Lawson is an American actress who is best known for her role as Detective Juliet "Jules" O'Hara in the TV show Psych. She also has starred in the ...more
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Mark Gregory Clayton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
American football player
Mark Gregory Clayton 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 playing there until ...more
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Michael C. Kerr is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Michael Crawford Kerr was an American legislator. He was born at Titusville, Pennsylvania and educated at the Erie Academy. He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Law in 1851. ...more
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Mitch McConnell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Addison Mitchell "Mitch" McConnell, Jr. is the senior United States Senator from Kentucky. A member of the Republican Party, he has been the Majority Leader of the Senate since January ...more
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Romano L. Mazzoli is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Romano L. "Ron" Mazzoli represented Kentucky's Third Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives from 1971 through 1995 as a Democrat. He was the primary ...more
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Amobi Okoye is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
American football player
Amobi Okoye is an American football defensive tackle of Nigerian descent that is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Houston Texans tenth overall in the 2007 NFL Draft. He played ...more