List of Louisiana State University alumni


List of Louisiana State University alumni

The following is a list of alumni of Louisiana State University.

Academia

*James R. Andrews, M.D., founder of the American Sports Medicine Institute
*Rene J. Bienvenu, former president of Northwestern State University in Natchitoches
* Sally Clausen, Ph.D., commissioner of higher education, Louisiana Board of Regents
*Mike Dunne, B.S. (1974) "Baton Rouge Morning Advocate environmental reporter and adjunct professor of journalism at LSU
*A.A. Fredericks, B.A. (1917) and M.A. (1925), president of Northwestern State University (1934-1941); Louisiana state senator (1932-1948), and secretary to Governor Earl Kemp Long (1948-1950 and 1959-1960)
*E. John Hornsby, Jr., 1971 graduate, world renowned mathematics textbook author, Addison Wesley Publishing; University of New Orleans professor of mathematics (retired)
*Arnold R. Kilpatrick, president of Northwestern State University from 1966-1978
*J. Tinsley Oden, pioneer in the field of computational mechanics, noted as one of the most highly cited researchers in the world
*Morgan D. Peoples, Louisiana Tech University historian; authority on the Louisiana Longs
*Harry V. Sims, surgeon, hospital administrator, gynecological researcher from New Orleans
*Linus A. Sims, educator and founder of what became Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond
*Joe Gray Taylor, historian of the American South and Louisiana history
*Olympia Vernon, Hallie Ford Chair in Writing at Willamette University
*Eugene P. Watson, 1934 graduate; head librarian at NSU in Natchitoches from 1940-1964; Watson Library named for him

Arts, entertainment and humanities

*Elizabeth Ashley, actress
*James Belton Bonsall, artist
*Better Than Ezra, an American alternative rock band
*Kenneth Brown, interior designer, host of HGTV show "reDesign"
*Bill Conti, Academy Award and Emmy-winning composer
*Christina Cuenca, Miss Louisiana USA 2006
*Ed Cullen, Baton Rouge Morning Advocate journalist, National Public Radio essayist, author of "Letter in a Woodpile"
*Jennifer Dupont, Triple Crown winner, Miss Louisiana Teen USA 1998, Miss Louisiana USA 2000, Miss Louisiana (America) 2004
*Carl Fontana, jazz trombonist
*Grits Gresham, outdoorsman, author, sportsman, cohost of ABC's "The American Sportsman" (1966-1979), champion of the Louisiana wetlands
*John Thomas Griffith, guitarist in rock band Cowboy Mouth
*Joshua Holmes, founder/publisher Bumpshack.com, International model
*Elizabeth McNulty, Miss Louisiana USA 2007
*Edwin Newman, NBC-TV newsman and anchor
*Jonathan Pretus, guitarist in rock band Cowboy Mouth
*Rex Reed, author and film critic
*Claibe Richardson, composer
*Steven Soderbergh, Award Winning Motion Picture Director
*Joanne Woodward, Academy Award-winning actress
*Will Wright, The Sims creator

Business and economics

*Lod Cook, co-chairman of the board of Global Crossing
*Grady A. Dugas, 1953 medical school graduate. As a physician in Union Parish, he invented an improved wheelchair locks/brakes system.
*Richard Frost, CEO of Louisiana Pacific Corporation (LP)
*Eric W. Harris, Alexandria industrialist and founder of first Jaycees chapter in Louisiana

LSU also notes that seven of its petroleum engineering alumni are heads of major oil companies [ [http://www.lsu.edu/about_qu.htm http://www.lsu.edu/about_qu.htm] ]

Government, politics, and activism

*A. Leonard Allen, late U.S. Representative from Alexandria-based district (D)
*Eduardo Aguirre, current U.S. Ambassador to Spain and Andorra
*Allen Bares, represented Lafayette Parish in both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature from 1972-1992 (D)
*C. E. "Cap" Barham, late Louisiana state senator and lieutenant governor (D)
*Edwards Barham, planter; former state senator from Morehouse Parish (R)
*Robert J. Barham, lawyer; state senator from Morehouse Parish (R)
*Gary J. Beard, engineer, outgoing state representative from Baton Rouge (R)
*Harriet Belchic, Republican activist from Shreveport and first woman to receive bachelor's and master's degrees in geology from LSU
*Cecil R. Blair, farmer/businessman, member of Louisiana House of Representatives (1952-1956) and State Senate (1960-1964, 1966-1976) from Rapides Parish, promoter of LSU-A (D)
*William R. "Billy" Boles, Sr., member of the Louisiana State Senate,, 1952-1956 (D)
*Bruce M. Bolin, former state representative (1978-1990); district court judge, since 1991 (D)
*James E. Bolin, former state representative (1940-1944); district court judge, 1952-1960; state appeal court judge, 1960-1978 (D)
*C. J. Bolin, late state district judge from Caddo Parish, 1968-1990 (D)
*Charles Boustany, physician, U.S. congressman from Lafayette-Lake Charles (R)
*Donna Brazile, political strategist for Al Gore's 2000 presidential campaign (D)
*John Breaux, former United States senator (D)
*Overton Brooks, late U.S. congressman from Shreveport (D)
*Algie D. Brown, late state representative from Shreveport (D)
*Henry Newton Brown, Jr., former Bossier/Webster Parish district attorney and current chief judge of Second Circuit Court of Appeal (D)
*Ossie Brown (1926-2008), former East Baton Rouge Parish district attorney (D)
*Roy Brun, former state legislator and district judge in Shreveport (R)
*Theo Cangelosi, late state representative, lawyer, banker, and gubernatorial advisor (D)
*James Carville, chief political strategist for Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign (D)
*Joel Chaisson, St. Charles Parish attorney, president of the Louisiana State Senate (D)
*John Cooksey, physician, former U.S. congressman from Monroe (R)
*Carl Crane, state representative from Baton Rouge since 1984 (R)
*Jay Dardenne, Louisiana secretary of state and former state senator (R)
*Jimmie Davis, late Louisiana governor and singer (D)
*J.D. DeBlieux, late state senator from East Baton Rouge Parish, 1956-1960; 1964-1976 (D)
*Robert DeBlieux, mayor of Natchitoches and historical preservationist (D)
*Charles deGravelles, pioneers of the Louisiana Republican Party (R)
*Virginia deGravelles, former Louisiana Republican national committeewoman (R)
*George Despot, late Shreveport oilman and Republican Party official (R)
*Margaret Dixon, late first woman managing editor of the "Baton Rouge Morning Advocate", 1949-1970 (D)
*Harmon Drew, Jr., state circuit judge based in Shreveport (D)
*R. Harmon Drew, Sr., Law school, state representative and Minden city judge (D)
*David Duke, former state representative and U.S. Senate and gubernatorial candidate (R), white supremacist
*Edwin Edwards, only four-term former governor of Louisiana (D)
*Maxime Faget, Engineering & Development Director, NASA
*Lee Fletcher, advertising executive and radio talk show host in Monroe, unsuccessful congressional candidate in 2002 (R)
*Carlos Roberto Flores, former President of Honduras
*Murphy J. "Mike" Foster, Jr., former state senator and governor of Louisiana from 1996-2004 (R)
*John B. Fournet (1895-1984), Speaker of the Louisiana House, lieutenant governor, associate and chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court (D)
*Robert "Bobby" Freeman, former state representative and Louisiana lieutenant governor (D)
*Clark Gaudin, former state representative from Baton Rouge (R)
*Lucille May Grace, late register of state lands and first woman in statewide office in Louisiana (D)
*Jack P.F. Gremillion, late Louisiana attorney general (D)
*Stephen L. Gunn, former state representative and mayor of Montgomery, Louisiana (I)
*Paul M. Hebert, civilian judge during Nuremberg war trials
*E. L. Henry, lawyer; former Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives (D)
*Wiley W. Hilburn, journalist, author, authority on Louisiana politics
*Kip Holden, mayor-president of Baton Rouge (D)
*Jerry Huckaby, former congressman from Monroe district (D)
*Hubert Humphrey, late 38th Vice President of the United States (D)
*Louis E. "Woody" Jenkins, former state representative of Baton Rouge and U.S. Senate candidate; U.S. House candidate (R)
*Donald G. Kelly (Law School), Natchitoiches attorney and former Louisiana state senator (D)
*Donald Ray Kennard, educator, assistant LSU athletic director, state representative since 1976 (R)
*Robert F. Kennon, late governor of Louisiana (1952-1956) from Minden (D)
*Edith Killgore Kirkpatrick, former member of Louisiana Board of Regents; state Baptist leader (D)
*Mary Landrieu, United States senator (D)
*John LaPlante, "Baton Rouge Morning Advocate" journalist and LSU journalism professor
*Claude "Buddy" Leach, former congressman, Democratic national committeeman (D)
*Harry Lee, Jefferson Parish sheriff (D)
*Lloyd E. Lenard, Caddo Parish commissioner (R)
*Gillis William Long, late U.S. representative (D) from Alexandria
*Russell B. Long, late United States senator from 1948-1987 (D)
*Speedy O. Long, late congressman from central Louisiana (D)
*Wade O. Martin, Jr., late Louisiana secretary of state (D)
*Wade O. Martin, Sr., late public service commissioner (D)
*John McKeithen, late Louisiana governor, 1964-1972 (D)
*Chuck McMains, former state representative and Baton Rouge lobbyist (R)
*Tucker L. Melancon, United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana since 1994 (D)
*Henson Moore, former Sixth District U.S. representative from Baton Rouge (R)
*Cecil Morgan, leader of the impeachment forces against Governor Huey Pierce Long, Jr., in 1929; later Standard Oil executive and dean of the Tulane University Law School
*DeLesseps Morrison, Jr., late state representative from Orleans Parish (D)
*DeLesseps Story Morrison, late New Orleans mayor and ambassador to the Organization of American States (D)
*Mary Evelyn Parker, former state treasurer (D)
*Leander Perez, "political boss" of Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes (D)
*Morgan D. Peoples, late historian of the Long dynasty, Louisiana Tech professor
*Robert G. Pugh, late Shreveport attorney, civic leader, and gubernatorial advisor
*John Rarick, attended U.S. Army program at LSU; former Sixth District (Baton Rouge-based) congressman (D)
*Grover Rees, III, U.S. ambassador to East Timor (R)
*Jacques Roy, mayor of Alexandria, Louisiana (D)
*Jared Y. Sanders, Jr., U.S. representative (D)-turned-States Rights Party
*Steve Scalise, state senator from Jefferson Parish; U.S. House candidate (R)
*Fred L. Schiele, state representative and sheriff from Concordia Parish (D)
*Jock Scott, former state representative (R) from Alexandria, lawyer and college professor
*B.L. "Buddy" Shaw, former state representative (R) from Shreveport, retired educator
*J. Minos Simon, late Lafayette attorney
*Tom Stagg, U.S. District Court judge from Shreveport, former political activist (R)
*Michael G. Strain, veterinarian from Covington; former state representative; Current Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry (R)
*David William Thomas, mayor of Minden; journalism faculty at LSU; obtained law degree from LSU (D)
*Sandra Thompson, former director of the Atchafalaya Basin Project and environmental advocate

Military

*Lt. General Charles Campbell USA, commander 8th U.S. Army
*General Claire Chennault USAAF, organizer and commander of the Flying Tigers
*Lieutenant General Larry J. Dodgen, former commander, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command
*General John A. Lejeune USMC, namesake of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

ports

Football

*Joseph Addai, NFL RB, Indianapolis Colts
*Kenderick Allen, NFL DT, Green Bay Packers
*Eric Alexander, NFL LB, New England Patriots
*Billy Joe Booth, Canadian Football League (Ottawa Rough Riders) from 1962-1970
*Dwayne Bowe, NFL WR, Kansas City Chiefs
*Bennie Brazell, NFL WR, Cincinnati Bengals
*Billy Cannon, former AFL & NFL RB/TE, Heisman Trophy winner (1959)
*Ryan Clark, NFL FS, Pittsburgh Steelers
*Michael Clayton, NFL WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
*Travis Daniels, NFL CB, Miami Dolphins
*Glenn Dorsey, NFL DT Kansas City Chiefs
*Alan Faneca, NFL Pro Bowl G, New York Jets
*Kevin Faulk, NFL RB, New England Patriots
*Randall Gay, NFL DB, New Orleans Saints
*Jarvis Green, NFL DE, New England Patriots
*Skyler Green, NFL WR, Dallas Cowboys
*Fred Haynes, LSU QB in 1968 Sugar Bowl and Peach Bowl
*Devery Henderson, NFL WR, New Orleans Saints
*Jacob Hester, NFL RB, San Diego Chargers
*Marquise Hill, NFL DE, New England Patriots
*Bradie James, NFL LB, Dallas Cowboys
*Tory James, NFL CB, Cincinnati Bengals
*Bert Jones, former NFL Pro Bowl QB
*Donnie Jones, NFL P, Miami Dolphins
*Eddie Kennison, NFL WR, Kansas City Chiefs
*LaRon Landry, NFL S, Washington Redskins
*Kevin Mawae, NFL Pro Bowl C, Tennessee Titans
*Terry McAulay, NFL side judge (1998-2000), official (2001-Present)
*Todd McClure, NFL C, Atlanta Falcons
*Anthony McFarland, NFL DT, Indianapolis Colts
*David LaFleur, NFL TE, Dallas Cowboys
*Rudy Niswanger, NFL C, Kansas City Chiefs, Draddy Trophy winner (2005)
*Melvin Oliver, NFL DE, San Francisco 49ers
*Ronnie Prude, NFL CB, Baltimore Ravens
*Josh Reed, NFL WR, Buffalo Bills, Biletnikoff Award winner (2001)
*Mark Roman, NFL S, San Francisco 49ers
*Robert Royal, NFL TE, Buffalo Bills
*JaMarcus Russell, NFL QB, Oakland Raiders
*Marcus Spears, NFL DE, Dallas Cowboys
*Jim Taylor, former NFL Pro Bowl FB, Pro Football Hall of Fame (inducted 1976)
*Y.A. Tittle, former NFL Pro Bowl QB, Pro Football Hall of Fame (inducted 1971)
*LaBrandon Toefield, NFL RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
*Corey Webster, NFL CB, New York Giants
*Andrew Whitworth, NFL G, Cincinnati Bengals
*Domanick Davis, NFL RB, Houston Texans
*Kyle Williams, NFL DT, Buffalo Bills
*Claude Wroten, NFL DT, St. Louis Rams

Baseball

*Mike Bianco, head baseball coach, Ole Miss
*Alvin Dark, former MLB player & manager
*Albert Belle, former MLB player
*Ben McDonald, former MLB player
*Warren Morris, former MLB player
*Chad Ogea, former MLB pitcher
*Jeff Reboulet, former MLB player
*Mike Sirotka, former MLB pitcher
*Paul Byrd, MLB pitcher, Cleveland Indians
*Brad Hawpe, MLB player, Colorado Rockies
*Todd Linden, MLB player, Cleveland Indians
*Ryan Theriot, MLB player, Chicago Cubs
*Todd Walker, MLB player, San Diego Padres
*Mike Fontenot, MLB player, Chicago Cubs
*Billy Sadler, MLB player, San Francisco Giants

Men's basketball

*'Pistol' Pete Maravich, member of the Basketball Hall of Fame
*Bob Pettit, member of the Basketball Hall of Fame
*Jerry Reynolds former NBA player
*Brandon Bass, NBA player, Dallas Mavericks
*Shaquille O'Neal, NBA player, Phoenix Suns
*Stromile Swift, NBA player, New Jersey Nets
*Glen Davis, NBA player, Boston Celtics
*Tyrus Thomas, NBA player, Chicago Bulls
*Stanley Roberts, former NBA player
*Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (born Chris Jackson), former NBA player
*Ronald Dupree, NBA player, Indiana Pacers

Women's basketball

*Seimone Augustus, WNBA player, Minnesota Lynx
*Sylvia Fowles, WNBA player and SEC player of the year
*Temeka Johnson, WNBA player, Los Angeles Sparks
*Dana "Pokey" Chatman, former head coach of the Lady Tigers basketball team

Golf

*David Toms, professional golfer, winner of 2001 PGA Championship

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