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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
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

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William Campbell Preston Breck... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Politician, Lawyer William Campbell Preston Breckinridge was a Democratic U.S. Representative from Kentucky, a Member of the Masonic Lodge, and a Member of the Knights Templar. He was the first cousin of Vice ...more

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Bob Edwards is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Journalist Robert Alan "Bob" Edwards is a Peabody Award-winning member of the National Radio Hall of Fame. He was the first broadcaster with a large national following to join the field of ...more

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Chris Redman is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
American football player Chris James Redman is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the third round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of ...more

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Terry McBrayer is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Politician, Lawyer W. Terry McBrayer is a Democratic lobbyist, attorney, and former politician in Lexington, Kentucky. McBrayer is currently the senior partner and lead lobbyist for the influential McBrayer, ...more

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Johnny Unitas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Actor, American football player John Constantine "Johnny" Unitas, nicknamed "Johnny U", or "The Golden Arm", was an American professional American football player who played from the 1950s through ...more

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Angel McCoughtry is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Basketball player Angel Lajuane McCoughtry is an American professional basketball player who completed her college career at the University of Louisville in 2009. She was selected first overall by the Atlanta ...more

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Elvis Dumervil is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
American football player Elvis Kool Dumervil is an American football outside linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Louisville and was ...more

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Montavious Stanley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
American football player Montavious Stanley is a former American football defensive tackle. He played college football at Louisville and was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He was ...more

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Roman Oben is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
American football player Roman Dissake Oben is a former professional American football player. He played college football at the University of Louisville before being drafted by the New York Giants in 1996. Oben spent ...more

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Sam Madison is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
American football player Samuel Adolphus Madison, Jr. is a former American football cornerback who played twelve seasons in the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Louisville, and ...more

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Chris Johnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
American football player Christopher Mario Johnson is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played ...more

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Jeff Brohm is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Coach, American football player Jeffrey Scott Brohm is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach at Western Kentucky University, promoted from offensive coordinator after Bobby Petrino left ...more

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William Joseph Deboe is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
William Joseph Deboe Physician, Lawyer William Joseph DeBoe was a U.S. Senator representing Kentucky from 1897 to 1903. Born in Crittenden County, Kentucky, DeBoe attended Ewing College in Illinois, studying both law and medicine. He ...more

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Doug Buffone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Presenter Douglas John Buffone is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. Buffone, the son of a coal miner, attended high school at Shannock Valley High School in Rural ...more

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Darrell Griffith is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Basketball player Darrell Steven Griffith, also known by his nickname Dr. Dunkenstein, is a retired American basketball player who spent his entire professional career with the Utah Jazz of the National ...more

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Tom Jackson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
American football player Thomas Louie "Tom" Jackson, also referred to as "TJ" or "Tommy", is an NFL analyst for ESPN and a former linebacker for the Denver Broncos, where he was part of the

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Henry D. Hatfield is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Politician Henry Drury Hatfield was a Republican politician from Logan County, West Virginia. He served a term as the 14th Governor of the state, in addition to one term in the United States Senate. ...more

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Russell E. Dougherty is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
General Russell Elliott Dougherty was commander in chief of the Strategic Air Command and director of strategic target planning, at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. General Dougherty graduated ...more

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Louie B. Nunn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Louie Broady Nunn was the 52nd governor of Kentucky. His election in 1967 made him the first Republican to hold that office since the end of Simeon Willis' term in 1947, and the last to hold the ...more

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Wes Unseld is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Basketball Coach, Basketball player Westley Sissel "Wes" Unseld is an American former basketball player. He spent his entire NBA career with the Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets, and was inducted into the Naismith ...more

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Marlow Cook is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Politician Marlow Webster Cook is a former Republican United States Senator from Kentucky.

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Randy K. Lohoff is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Mr. Lohoff is vice president of Corporate Responsibility for Marathon Petroleum Company LLC. He joined Ashland Inc. in 1977 and assumed his current responsibilities in August 2005.

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Marsha Norman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Lyricist Marsha Norman is an American playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. She received the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play 'night, Mother. She wrote the book and lyrics for such Broadway ...more

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Stefan LeFors is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Stefan LeFors American football player Stefan Wayne LeFors is a former quarterback in American and Canadian football who is currently a high school coach. He was originally drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the fourth round of the ...more

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Sue Grafton is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Louisville Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author Sue Taylor Grafton is a contemporary American author of detective novels. She is best known as the author of the 'alphabet series' featuring private investigator Kinsey Millhone in the fictional ...more