List of Loyola University New Orleans people

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Many notable politicians, entertainers, and figures in United States history are alumni of Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana. These include former members of the United States House of Representatives, members of the Louisiana House of Representatives and Louisiana State Senate, high ranking Presidential United States Cabinet officials, a former Head of State, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and numerous music celebrities, including opera star Norman Treigle. The university is also home to a number of high-profile professors, including Walter Block, the free market economist and anarcho-capitalist associated with the Austrian School. This is a list of notable people associated with the university.







  • Crozet Joseph Duplantier, Sr., States-Item Sports Editor; the first person to argue publicly that New Orleans could support an NFL team, worked tirelessly to bring an NFL team to New Orleans, the "forgotten man" of Saints football per Saints owner John Mecom; journalism professor at Loyola; White House political appointee/senior executive, Member of the President's Committee on Mental Retardation; WWII Guadalcanal combat veteran, Pulitzer Honorable Mention for his 1963 non-fiction series, "My Son Chris is Retarded."
  • John M. Jones, ’73, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Green Bay Packers
  • Bucky Moore, NFL player
  • Richie Petitbon, retired NFL safety, former Washington Redskins head coach
  • Michael Smith, host of ESPN's Numbers Never Lie and His and Hers



  • Andreas Preuss, ’87, supervising producer/executive producer CNN, Atlanta
  • Jerry Romig, announcer, New Orleans Saints
  • Jeff McKay (Glanzer), attended 1981-84, famous traffic reporter WINS & WABC New York, columnist New York Post
  • Tom Llamas, ABC News anchor and correspondent[12]



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