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

List contains graduates like Dorothea Church and Mike Lewis.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Wiley College?” and “Which celebrities are Wiley College alumni?”

Dorothea Church is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Wiley College Alumni
Dorothea Church Model Dorothea Towles Church was the first successful black fashion model in Paris.

Henry Cecil McBay is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Wiley College Alumni
Henry Cecil McBay Chemist, Inventor Henry Ransom Cecil McBay was an African - American chemist and a teacher.

Mike Lewis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Wiley College Alumni
Mike Lewis Guitarist, Musician Michael Richard Lewis is a Welsh Musician. He is best known as the former rhythm guitarist for the Welsh alternative rock band Lostprophets and the current rhythm guitarist for Welsh/American ...more

Kenny Dorham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Wiley College Alumni
Kenny Dorham Bandleader, Trumpeter, Composer McKinley Howard "Kenny" Dorham was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and composer born in Fairfield, Texas. Dorham's talent is frequently lauded by critics and other musicians, but ...more

James L. Farmer, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Wiley College Alumni
James L. Farmer, Jr. James Leonard Farmer, Jr. was a civil rights activist and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement. He was the initiator and organizer of the 1961 Freedom Ride, which eventually led to the ...more

Michael Lewis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Wiley College Alumni
Michael Lewis Journalist, Author, Writer Michael Monroe Lewis is an American non-fiction author and financial journalist. His bestselling books include Liar's Poker, The New New Thing, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, The ...more

Al Jackson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Wiley College Alumni
Al Jackson Baseball player Alvin Neill Jackson, affectionately referred to as "Little" Al Jackson, is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1959 to 1969. His 43 wins with the New ...more

Lee Wilder Thomas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Wiley College Alumni
Lee Wilder Thomas Lee Wilder Thomas, known as Rev. L.W. Thomas, was a prominent African-American business and oil man. L.W. Thomas was among the lucky land owners in the Mexia, Texas, oil field. In the early ...more

Conrad O. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Wiley College Alumni
Conrad O. Johnson Musician Conrad O. Johnson was an American music educator, long associated with the city of Houston, who was inducted into the Texas Bandmasters Hall of Fame in 2000. Born in Victoria, Texas, Conrad ...more

James Wheaton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Wiley College Alumni
James Wheaton Actor James Wheaton, was an American motion picture and television actor. He may be best known as the voice actor "OMM" in George Lucas's THX 1138, a role for which he was chosen over Orson ...more

Maxine Horner is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Wiley College Alumni
Maxine Horner Politician Maxine Horner was one of the first African American women to serve in the Oklahoma State Senate, serving from 1987 to 2005, along with Vicki Miles-LaGrange. Horner held the position of ...more

Walter McAfee is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Wiley College Alumni
Walter McAfee Scientist Walter S. McAfee was an African-American scientist and astronomer, notable for participating in the world's first lunar radar echo experiments with Project Diana.

Bill Spiller is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Wiley College Alumni
Bill Spiller Golfer Bill Spiller was an African-American golfer. He was born in Tishomingo, Oklahoma and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma as a nine-year-old to live with his father where he quickly learned the drawbacks of ...more

Richard Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Wiley College Alumni
Richard Williams Trumpeter Richard Gene Williams was an American jazz trumpeter. Williams was born in Galveston, Texas, and played tenor saxophone early in his life before picking up trumpet as a teenager. He played in ...more

Duke Groner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Wiley College Alumni
Duke Groner Bassist, Musician, Singer Edward "Duke" Groner was an American jazz bassist and vocalist. Groner played the bass and piano and variously worked with Nat Towles, Jimmie Lunceford and Horace Henderson.

Frederick C. Tillis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Wiley College Alumni
Frederick C. Tillis Frederick Charles Tillis, PhD, is an American composer, jazz saxophonist, poet, and music educator at the collegiate level.

Henrietta Bell Wells is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Wiley College Alumni
Henrietta Bell Wells Henrietta Bell Wells was the first female member of the debate team at historically black Wiley College in Texas. She was born Henrietta Pauline Bell on the banks of Buffalo Bayou in Houston, ...more

Thelma Dewitty is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Wiley College Alumni
Thelma Dewitty Thelma Dewitty was the first African American to teach in the Seattle Public Schools, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.. She was also active in the NAACP, serving as Seattle branch president in the ...more