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

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

Items include everything from Ben Wallace to Charles Oakley.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Virginia Union University?” and “Which celebrities are Virginia Union University alumni?”

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Douglas Wilder is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Virginia Union University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Lawrence Douglas Wilder is an American politician, who served as the first African American to be elected as governor of Virginia and first African-American governor of any state since ...more

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Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Virginia Union University Alumni
Basketball player
Ben Camey Wallace is a retired American professional basketball player. A native of Alabama, Wallace attended Cuyahoga Community College and Virginia Union University and signed with the ...more

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Max Robinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Virginia Union University Alumni
Journalist, Newsreader
Max Robinson was an American broadcast journalist, and ABC News World News Tonight co-anchor. He was the first African-American broadcast network news anchor in the United States and one of the ...more

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Abram Lincoln Harris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Virginia Union University Alumni
Professor, Economist
Abram Lincoln Harris, Jr. was an American economist, academic, anthropologist and a social critic of blacks in the United States. Considered by many as the first African American to achieve ...more

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Benjamin Mays is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Virginia Union University Alumni
Writer
Benjamin Elijah Mays was an American black minister, educator, sociologist, social activist and the president of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia from 1940 to 1967. Mays was also a ...more

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Jeremiah Wright is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Virginia Union University Alumni
Pastor, Preacher
Jeremiah Alvesta Wright, Jr., is Pastor Emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ, in Chicago with a congregation exceeding 6,000. In early 2008, Wright retired after 36 years as the Senior ...more

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Charles Oakley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Virginia Union University Alumni
Basketball player, Coach
Charles Oakley is a retired American professional basketball player. Oakley, a former power forward, was a member of the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards and ...more

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Wendell H. Phillips is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Virginia Union University Alumni
Wendell H. Phillips Politician
Wendell Harrison Phillips was an American politician who served in the Maryland House of Delegates and was the first African American chairman of the Baltimore City Delegation. Phillips was one ...more

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Randall Robinson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Virginia Union University Alumni
Author, Writer, Lawyer
Randall Robinson is an African-American lawyer, author and activist, noted as the founder of TransAfrica. He is known particularly for his impassioned opposition to apartheid, and for his ...more

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Dwight Clinton Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Virginia Union University Alumni
Politician
Dwight Clinton Jones is the Mayor of Richmond, Virginia. Jones took office on January 1, 2009, and he was inaugurated for his second term on January 12, 2013. He is a member of the Democratic ...more

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Pete Hunter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Virginia Union University Alumni
American football player
Ralph Everette Hunter is a former professional American football defensive back who played in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns and the Seattle Seahawks.

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Spottswood William Robinson II... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Virginia Union University Alumni
Judge, Lawyer
Spottswood William Robinson III was an American educator, civil rights attorney, and federal judge. In the early 1950s, Robinson and his law-partner Oliver Hill litigated several civil rights ...more

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Henry Allen Bullock is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Virginia Union University Alumni
Sociologist, Historian
Henry Allen Bullock was an American historian, and sociologist.

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Henry L. Marsh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Virginia Union University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Henry Leander Marsh III is an American civil rights lawyer and politician. A Democrat, in 1977 Marsh was elected by the city council as the first African-American mayor of Richmond. He was ...more

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Walter E. Fauntroy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Virginia Union University Alumni
Pastor
Walter Edward Fauntroy is the former pastor of the New Bethel Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and a civil rights activist. He is also a former delegate to the United States Congress and was ...more

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Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Virginia Union University Alumni
Samuel Lee Gravely, Jr. was an African-American pioneer in the United States Navy — the first African American in the U.S. Navy to serve aboard a fighting ship as an officer, the first to ...more

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Mamye BaCote is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Virginia Union University Alumni
Mamye E. BaCote is an American politician of the Democratic Party. She is currently a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 95th District since 2004.

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Malcolm Barnwell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Virginia Union University Alumni
Malcolm Barnwell American football player
Malcolm Barnwell is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for five seasons for the Washington Redskins, the New Orleans Saints and the Oakland Raiders. His best ...more

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A. Donald McEachin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Virginia Union University Alumni
Lawyer
Aston Donald McEachin is an American politician and lawyer. A Democrat, he served in the Virginia House of Delegates 1996–2002 and 2006–2008. Since January 2008, he has served in the Senate of ...more

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Terry Davis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Virginia Union University Alumni
Basketball player
Terry Raymond Davis is a retired American professional basketball player who, at 6'10" and 225 lb, played as a power forward and center for the Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, Washington ...more

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Herbert Scott is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Virginia Union University Alumni
American football player
Herbert Carnell Scott is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League. He attended Kellam High School in Virginia Beach, and went on to star at the Virginia Union ...more

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A. J. English is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Virginia Union University Alumni
Basketball player
Albert Jay "A. J." English is a retired American professional basketball player.

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Iyanla Vanzant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Virginia Union University Alumni
Spiritual teacher, Author, Actor
Iyanla Vanzant is an actress.

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James R. Roebuck, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Virginia Union University Alumni
James R. Roebuck, Jr. Politician, Teacher
James R. "Jim" Roebuck, Jr. is a Democratic politician who represents the 188th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. He was first elected in a special ...more

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Chandler Owen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Virginia Union University Alumni
Politician
Chandler Owen was an African-American writer, editor and early member of the Socialist Party of America. Born in North Carolina, he studied and worked in New York, then moved to Chicago for much ...more