List of Morgan State University alumni

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This is a list of notable alumni which includes graduates, non-graduate former students, and current students of Centenary Biblical Institute (1867–1890), Morgan College (1890–1938), Morgan State College (1938–1975), and Morgan State University (1975–present). Located in residential Baltimore, Maryland, Morgan State is a historically black university and Maryland's designated public urban university. The Morgan State University National Alumni Association is the official alumni organization of the university.

See also Morgan State University alumni.

Arts, news, entertainment, media, and publishing[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Earl G. Graves 1957 Entrepreneur, philanthropist, founder of Black Enterprise magazine
Lonnie Liston Smith Jazz musician
Joe Clair Comedian and BET VJ
Maysa Leak 1991 Jazz singer known better as Maysa
Mo'Nique attended Academy Award winning actress
William C. Rhoden 1972 New York Times columnist
Jae Deal 2002 Composer, music producer
Walt Dickerson jazz vibraphonist
Dan Foster Unknown Nigerian-based radio DJ
Kevin Short Opera singer [1]
Howard "Chip" Silverman 1975 author: Diner Guys, Ten Bears
David E. Talbert playwright, TV producer, and entrepreneur
Deniece Williams attended R&B and Gospel singer

Education, science[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
T. J. Bryan first female president of Fayetteville State University.
Helen G. Edmonds 1933 Professor of history, North Carolina Central University
Valerie Thomas Scientist who invented the illusion transmitter.
Samuel L. Myers Jr. 1971 Roy Wilkins Professor of Human Relations and Social Justice, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota and Graduate Faculty, Ph.D Program in Applied Economics, University of Minnesota [2]
H. Keith Moo-Young 1991 Chancellor Washington State University, Tri-Cities.
Ida R. Cummings 1922 first black Kindergarten teacher in Baltimore.

Judiciary[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Jan M. Alexander 1982 Judge, District Court of Maryland for Baltimore County (2002–2010), Circuit Court, Baltimore County (2010–) [3]
Robert M. Bell Chief Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals
Roger W. Brown Judge, Circuit Court, Baltimore City (1987–2002)
Harry A. Cole first African-American Judge on the Maryland Court of Appeals and the first in the Maryland Senate
Arrie W. Davis Judge, Maryland Court of Special Appeals
Askew Gatewood Judge, District Court, Baltimore City
John R. Hargrove, Sr. Judge, United States District Court for the District of Maryland (1984–1997) [4]
Joseph C. Howard, Sr. Judge, United States District Court for the District of Maryland (1979–2000)
Neal Janey Judge, District Court, Baltimore City (1990–1994)
Norman Johnson Judge, District Court, Baltimore City
Alexander Wright, Jr. Judge, Circuit Court, Baltimore County (1998–2000); Judge, Maryland Court of Special Appeals (2008–)

Military[edit]

Generals
General William Ward
Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
H Steven Blum Lt. General, United States Army (ret.)
Larry Ellis General, United States Army (ret.)
William E. Ward General, United States Army, Commander, United States Africa Command

Politics[edit]

McFadden
Muse
Oaks
Pugh
Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Curt Anderson 1973 Maryland House of Delegates, chairman Baltimore City Delegation
Calvin Ball, III Youngest person to serve as Council Chairperson, Howard County, Maryland [5][6]
Clarence W. Blount 1950 First African-American Majority Leader, Maryland State Senate
David R. Craig 1983 Harford County Executive (2005–present)
Clarence Davis Maryland House of Delegates (1983–2007)
Robert L. Douglass Maryland State Senate (1975–1982) [7]
Tony Fulton 1973 Maryland House of Delegates (1986–2005)
Edward Gainey 1994 Pennsylvania State Representative (2013–present)
W. Wilson Goode 1961 First African-American Mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Peter C. Harvey 1979 First African American to serve as New Jersey Attorney General [8]
Ralph M. Hughes Maryland State Senate (1991–2007)
Nathaniel J. McFadden Maryland State Senate
Kweisi Mfume 1976 Former President of the NAACP and U.S. Congressman
Parren Mitchell former U.S. Congressman
Margaret "Peggy" Murphy first black woman to chair the Baltimore City Delegation
C. Anthony Muse Maryland State Senate
Nathaniel T. Oaks Maryland House of Delegates
Catherine E. Pugh Mayor of Baltimore
Howard "Pete" Rawlings Maryland House of Delegates,(1979–2003)
Shannon Sneed 2006 Baltimore City Council, Baltimore City Council
Melvin L. Stukes Maryland House of Delegates, Baltimore City Council

Sports[edit]

Name Class year Notability Reference(s)
Tim Baylor 1976 defensive back, Baltimore Colts and Minnesota Vikings [9]
Joe Black 1950 pitcher, Brooklyn Dodgers, first African-American pitcher to win a World Series Game, NL Rookie of the Year (1952) [10]
Bill Brown 1951 Track and field – 800 meters – Pan American Games Silver Medalist
Roosevelt Brown 1952 tackle, New York Giants, member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame [11]
Raymond Chester tight end, Oakland Raiders [12]
Josh Culbreath 1955 Track and field – 400 m hurdles – 1956 Summer Olympics Bronze Medalist [13][14]
Len Ford 1949 end, Cleveland Browns, Pro Football Hall of Fame [15]
Elvis Franks 1980 defensive end, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets [16]
John Fuqua running back, Pittsburgh Steelers [17]
Clarence Gaines 1945 former basketball coach at Winston-Salem State University, coached most basketball games in college history[citation needed]
Cornell Gowdy 1986 cornerback, Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers current NFL scout [18]
Leroy Kelly 1963 halfback, Cleveland Browns, member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame [19]
Willie Lanier 1966 linebacker, Kansas City Chiefs, member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame [20]
Dave Meggett attended, but transferred NFL player [21]
Jack Pierce 1984 Track and field – 110 m hurdles – Olympic Games bronze medalist [22]
Jeffrey Queen 1969 running back, San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers [23]
Donald Sanford . American-Israeli Olympic sprinter [24]
Visanthe Shiancoe 2002 tight end, New England Patriots [25]
Chad Simpson 2008 running back, Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills, and Washington Redskins [26]
Rochelle Stevens 1988 Track and field – 4x400 m relay team – Olympic Games Bronze Medalist [27]
John Sykes 1972 running back, San Diego Chargers [28]
Maurice Tyler 1972 cornerback, Denver Broncos [29]
Bob Wade 1968 cornerback, Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos [30]
Mark Washington 1970 cornerback, Dallas Cowboys [31]
Marvin Webster 1974 center, New York Knicks [32]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Samuel L. Myers". UniversityOfMinnesota. Hubert Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Retrieved January 7, 2015. 
  3. ^ "District Court of Maryland: Jan M. Alexander". Maryland State Archives. Retrieved June 11, 2008. 
  4. ^ "476/Maryland Manual". 
  5. ^ "Howard county Council". Maryland Manual. Retrieved October 21, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Calvin Ball District 2". Howard County, MD Government. Retrieved November 25, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Robert L. Douglass". Maryland State Archives. Retrieved May 1, 2008. 
  8. ^ Peter C. Harvey, New Jersey Attorney General capsule bio. Accessed December 17, 2007.
  9. ^ "Tim Baylor". databaseFootball.com. DatabaseSports. Retrieved February 27, 2008. 
  10. ^ "Joe Black Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved March 3, 2008. 
  11. ^ "Rosey Brown". databaseFootball.com. DatabaseSports. Retrieved February 27, 2008. 
  12. ^ "Raymond Chester". databaseFootball.com. DatabaseSports. Retrieved February 27, 2008. 
  13. ^ Mitchell, Bryan (July 23, 2008). "4 inducted into Marine sports Hall of Fame". Marine Corps Times. Retrieved December 18, 2008. 
  14. ^ "USA Outdoor Track & Field Champions". USA Track & Field, Inc. Retrieved April 14, 2008. 
  15. ^ "Len Ford". databaseFootball.com. DatabaseSports. Retrieved February 27, 2008. 
  16. ^ "Elvis Franks". databaseFootball.com. DatabaseSports. Retrieved February 27, 2008. 
  17. ^ "John Fuqua". databaseFootball.com. DatabaseSports. Retrieved February 27, 2008. 
  18. ^ "Cornell Gowdy". databaseFootball.com. DatabaseSports. Retrieved March 2, 2008. 
  19. ^ "Leroy Kelly". databaseFootball.com. DatabaseSports. Retrieved February 27, 2008. 
  20. ^ "Willie Lanier". databaseFootball.com. DatabaseSports. Retrieved February 27, 2008. 
  21. ^ "David Lee Meggett". Pro-Football-Reference.Com. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Jack Pierce". USA Track & Field, Inc. December 22, 1999. Archived from the original on March 7, 2008. Retrieved March 3, 2008. 
  23. ^ "Jeffrey Queen". databaseFootball.com. DatabaseSports. Retrieved March 2, 2008. 
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  25. ^ "Vishante Shiancoe". databaseFootball.com. DatabaseSports. Retrieved February 27, 2008. 
  26. ^ "Chad Simpson". databaseFootball.com. DatabaseSports. Retrieved January 12, 2011. 
  27. ^ "USATF Athlete Biography: Rochelle Stevens". USA Track & Field, Inc. December 22, 1999. Archived from the original on March 7, 2008. Retrieved March 3, 2008. 
  28. ^ "John Sykes". databaseFootball.com. DatabaseSports. Retrieved March 2, 2008. 
  29. ^ "Maurice Tyler". databaseFootball.com. DatabaseSports. Retrieved February 27, 2008. 
  30. ^ "Bob Wade". databaseFootball.com. DatabaseSports. Retrieved February 27, 2008. 
  31. ^ "Mark Washington". databaseFootball.com. DatabaseSports. Retrieved February 27, 2008. 
  32. ^ "Marvin Webster". databaseBasketball.com. DatabaseSports. Retrieved February 27, 2008.