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Famous University Of Louisville Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1
    Diane Sawyer

    Diane Sawyer

    Journalist, Newsreader


    BirthplaceGlasgow, Kentucky, United States of America

    Lila Diane Sawyer (born December 22, 1945) is an American television journalist. Sawyer has... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Carroll Hubbard


    BirthplaceMurray, Kentucky, United States of America

    Carroll Hubbard, Jr. (born July 7, 1937) is an American former politician. A Democrat, he... more on Wikipedia
  • 3

    Erik Watts

    Wrestler, American football player


    BirthplaceAmarillo, Texas, United States of America

    Erik Watts (born December 19, 1967) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler. He is... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Warren Oates

    AgeDec. at 54 (1928-1982)

    BirthplaceUSA, Depoy, Kentucky, Kentucky

    Warren Mercer Oates (July 5, 1928 – April 3, 1982) was an American actor best known for his... more on Wikipedia
  • 5

    Edwin Kagin

    Social activist

    AgeDec. at 74 (1940-2014)

    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina

    Edwin Frederick Kagin (November 26, 1940 – March 28, 2014) was an attorney at law in Union,... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Butch Beard

    Butch Beard

    Basketball player, Coach


    BirthplaceHardinsburg, Kentucky

    Alfred "Butch" Beard Jr. (born May 5, 1947) is a former professional basketball player and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Mike Ward

    Mike Ward



    BirthplaceWhite Plains, New York, United States of America

    Michael Delavan "Mike" Ward (born January 7, 1951) is a former congressman of the United... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Robert Nardelli

    Robert Nardelli



    BirthplaceOld Forge, Pennsylvania

    Robert Louis Nardelli (born May 17, 1948) is an American businessman. He was the chairman and... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    James B. Edwards

    James B. Edwards

    Politician, Dentist


    BirthplaceHawthorne, Florida, United States of America

    James Burrows Edwards (June 24, 1927 – December 26, 2014) was an American politician and... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Keith Fitzgerald

    Keith Fitzgerald

    Politician, Professor


    BirthplaceSpringfield, Ohio

    Keith Fitzgerald is a former Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives,... more on Wikipedia
  • 11

    Chang-Lin Tien

    Scientist, Mechanical engineer

    AgeDec. at 67 (1935-2002)

    BirthplaceWuhan, China

    Chang-lin Tien (traditional Chinese: 田長霖; simplified Chinese: 田长霖; pinyin: Tián Chánglín;... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    David Akers

    David Akers

    American football player


    BirthplaceLexington, Kentucky

    David Roy Akers (; born December 9, 1974) is a former American football placekicker. He played... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Chris Dodd

    Chris Dodd

    Politician, Lobbyist


    BirthplaceWillimantic, Connecticut, United States of America

    Christopher John Dodd (born May 27, 1944) is an American lobbyist, lawyer, and Democratic... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    David L. Williams

    David L. Williams

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceBurkesville, Kentucky, United States of America

    David or Dave Williams may refer to:
  • 15
    Howard Fineman

    Howard Fineman

    Editor, Journalist


    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Howard David Fineman (born November 17, 1948) is an American journalist who is global... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Deion Branch

    Deion Branch

    American football player


    BirthplaceAlbany, Georgia, United States of America

    Anthony Deion Branch, Jr. (born July 18, 1979) is a former American football wide receiver of... more on Wikipedia


    #371 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#42 of 47 The Best Super Bowl MVPs of All Time

  • 17
    Jason Spitz

    Jason Spitz

    American football player


    BirthplaceBoardman, Ohio

    Jason Spitz (born December 19, 1982) is a former American football center who last played for... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Kerry Rhodes

    Kerry Rhodes

    Actor, American football player


    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, United States of America

    Kerry Rhodes (born August 2, 1982) is an American actor and former American football safety in... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Norman Jay Coleman

    Norman Jay Coleman


    AgeDec. at 84 (1827-1911)

    BirthplaceRichfield Springs, New York, United States of America

    Norman Jay Colman (May 16, 1827 – November 3, 1911) was a politician, attorney, educator,... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Maggie Lawson


    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, USA

    Margaret Cassidy "Maggie" Lawson (born August 12, 1980) is an American actress who is best... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Mark Gregory Clayton

    Mark Gregory Clayton

    American football player


    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    Mark Gregory Clayton (born April 8, 1961) is a former American football wide receiver who... more on Wikipedia


    #89 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time#93 of 95 The Best Baltimore Ravens of All Time

  • 22
    Michael C. Kerr

    Michael C. Kerr

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 49 (1827-1876)

    BirthplaceTitusville, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Michael Crawford Kerr (March 15, 1827 – August 19, 1876) was a Prosecuting Attorney in the... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Mitch McConnell

    Mitch McConnell

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceSheffield, Alabama, United States of America

    Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. (born February 20, 1942) is an American politician serving as... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Romano L. Mazzoli

    Romano L. Mazzoli

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceLouisville metropolitan area, Kentucky, Area code 502, Jefferson County, United States of America

    Romano Louis Mazzoli (born November 2, 1932) represented Kentucky's Third Congressional... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Amobi Okoye

    Amobi Okoye

    American football player


    BirthplaceAnambra State, Nigeria

    Amobi Okoye (born June 10, 1987) is a former Nigerian player of American football. He was... more on Wikipedia