List of Southern University alumni
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This is a list of notable Southern University alumni.
|Mel Blount||1970||member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame|
|Lou Brock||record-setting base-stealing Major League Baseball player|
|Harold Carmichael||1971||four-time NFL Pro-Bowler|
|Willie Davenport||two-time gold medalist of U.S. Olympic track team|
|Donnie Davis||1962||former NFL, CFL and WFL player|
|Marvin Davis||1974||former NFL and CFL player and Grey Cup champion|
|Matthew Dorsett||1995||former pro football player, 1996 NFL|
|Kip Holden||Mayor-President of Baton Rouge from 2005 - 2017|
|Rich Jackson||1966||member of the American Football League Hall of Fame|
|Avery Johnson||1988||1999 NBA Champion, 2006 NBA Coach of the Year, University of Alabama head basketball coach, Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame inductee|
|Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones||President and baseball coach at Grambling State University from 1936 to 1977|||
|Tyrone Jones||1983||former Canadian Football League all-star and MVP|
|Fred Lewis||current Major League Baseball player|
|Bob Love||former NBA all-star and second leading scorer in Chicago Bulls history|
|Rod Milburn||track and field gold medalist at 1972 Munich Olympic Games|
|Jordan Miller||2011||current NFL defensive tackle|
|Bobby Phills||NBA basketball player|
|Isiah Robertson||1971||six time NFL Pro-Bowler|
|Bernie Smith||former Major League Baseball player|
|Donnell Smith||1971||former NFL player|
|Godwin Turk||1974||former NFL player|
|Rickie Weeks||current Major League Baseball player|
|Aeneas Williams||1991||member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame|
|Jerry Wilson||1995||former NFL player|
|Ken Winey||1987||former CFL player|
|Ken Ellis||1970||former NFL player Green Bay Packers|
|Tommie Green||1978||former NBA player New Orleans Jazz|
|Brian Johnson||United States Olympic Long Jumper|
|Oliver Ford||former 100m World Record Holder|
|John Williams Jr.||former NFL player|||
|Lenny Williams||2004||former NFL and CFL player|
|Charlie Granger||former NFL player|||
|Al Beauchamp||1968||former NFL Linebacker|
Entertainers and personalities
|Randy Jackson||1979||musician, record producer, former American Idol judge|
|Lavell Crump||1997||aka David Banner; music recording artist, producer, actor|
|Faith Jenkins||Miss Louisiana 2000, Miss America runner-up 2001, attorney, TV personality, star of Judge Faith|
|Alvin Batiste||1955||jazz artist and educator|
|Isiah Carey||television news reporter|
|Maurice Brown||jazz artist|
|Branford Marsalis||jazz saxophonist|
Politicians, judges and public officials
|Troy E. Brown||Member of the Louisiana State Senate from 2012 until his resignation in 2017|
|Barbara West Carpenter||Dean of international relations at Southern University; African-American Democrat member of the Louisiana House of Representatives since 2016|||
|Mike Foster||2004 (Juris Doctor)||53rd governor of Louisiana|
|Melvin "Kip" Holden||1982;1985||first African-American mayor of Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
|Dalton W. Honoré||member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 63 in East Baton Rouge Parish since 2010|||
|Diana Bajoie||member of both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature (1976-2008); member of the New Orleans City Council (2012-2013)|||
|Kirt Bennett||Republican candidate for lieutenant governor in 2003|||
|Isiah M. Warner||1968||noted chemistry scholar and first African-American professor to serve as a chairman of LSU's chemistry department|||
|Jewel Prestage||1951||first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D in Political Science|||
|Jay Blossman||1991 (Juris Doctor)||former member of the Louisiana Public Service Commission|
|Israel "Bo" Curtis||Democrat member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1992 to 2008 and the Rapides Parish School Board from 1976 to 1992, former Alexandria educator and insurance agent, did graduate study at Southern|||
|Herbert B. Dixon||Democrat member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 2008 to 2014 and the Rapides Parish School Board from 1992 to 2008, did graduate study at Southern|||
|Irma Muse Dixon||first African-American elected to the Louisiana Public Service Commission (PSC)|
|Cleo Fields||former state senator and U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 4th congressional district|
|Randal Gaines||member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for St. Charles and St. John the Baptist parishes since 2012|||
|Hunter Greene||1994 (Juris Doctor)||Republican former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, family court judge in East Baton Rouge Parish|||
|Marcus Hunter||2002||member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 17 in Ouachita Parish|||
|Melvin Irvin||member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 58 (based in Ascension Parish) from 1984 to 1988; educator and real estate developer, died in 2014|||
|Alphonse J. Jackson||1951||member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from Caddo Parish, 1972-1992; owner of a public relations agency in Baton Rouge|||
|Edward C. James||member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 101 in East Baton Rouge Parish; Baton Rouge lawyer|||
|William J. Jefferson||former Representative, U.S. Congress|
|Okla Jones II||federal judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana|
|Edmond Jordan||Democratic member since 2016 of the Louisiana House of Representatives for West and East Baton Rouge parishes; lawyer in Brusly, Louisiana|||
|Isiah Leggett||County Executive of Montgomery County, Maryland|
|Robert M. Marionneaux||Louisiana state senator since 2000 from Baton Rouge area|||
|Dustin Miller||Pending study to be nurse practitioner||African-American Democrat member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 40 in St. Landry Parish since 2016|||
|Jewel Joseph Newman||member of the East Baton Rouge City Parish Council, 1972-1984; member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1984-1988; community organizer in the Scotlandville neighborhood of Baton Rouge|||
|Abe E. Pierce, III||1956||first African-American mayor of Monroe, Louisiana (1996-2000)|||
|Vincent Pierre||state representative for Lafayette Parish since 2012|||
|Chris Roy, Jr.||1987||attorney, former state legislator from Rapides and Vernon parishes|||
|Jesse N. Stone||attorney, educator, served as Dean of the Southern University Law Center and as president of Southern University|
|Dorothy Mae Taylor||first African-American woman to serve in the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1971-1980|||
|Ledricka Thierry||1999||state representative for St. Landry Parish since 2009|||
|Thomas Taylor Townsend||state representative from Natchitoches Parish (2000-2008)|||
|Pinkie C. Wilkerson||Louisiana House of Representatives (1992-2000)|||
|Alfred C. Williams||1972||member of the Louisiana House from Baton Rouge since 2012; former school board member and attorney|
|Patrick C. Williams||state representative for Caddo Parish since 2007|||
|Tom Willmott||Louisiana House of Representatives from Jefferson Parish since 2008|||
|Joe N. Ballard||Lieutenant General (retired), first African-American Chief of Engineers and Commander, United States Army Corps of Engineers|
|Sherian Grace Cadoria||Brigadier General (retired), first African-American female to reach the rank of General in U.S. Army|
|Russel L. Honoré||Lieutenant General who commanded the U.S. military support of recovery efforts in the Gulf Coast after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita|
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- "Diana E. Bajoie: 2006 Honoree". dom.com. Retrieved December 1, 2013.
- Willmarine B. Hurst, "A New Breed with New Vision and New Leadership for a New Louisiana", May 30, 2003, at kirtbennett.com
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- "Herbert Bernard Dixon". intelius.com. Retrieved December 12, 2014.
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- "Melvin Irvin, Jr., obituary". Baton Rouge Advocate. June 10, 2014. Retrieved June 29, 2015.
- "Alphonse Jackson, Jr.". Baton Rouge Advocate. Retrieved December 24, 2014.
- "Edward C. "Ted" James, II". house.louisiana.gov. Archived from the original on May 14, 2008. Retrieved April 24, 2015.
- "Edmond Jordan Announces Candidacy for Louisiana House District 29". swagher.net. July 15, 2015. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
- "Unglesby & Marionneaux". unglesbyandmrionneaux.com. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
- Cheryl Devall (April 12, 2015). "Dustin Miller makes it four candidates for District 40". The Opelousas Daily World. Retrieved April 2, 2016.
- "Jewel Joseph Newman". Baton Rouge Advocate. Retrieved October 12, 2014.
- James O. McHenry, The Indigenous Black People of Monroe, Louisiana and the Surrounding Cities, Towns, and Villages: A 100-Year Documentary, pp. 174-182. Self-published, 2010: ISBN 978-1-4535-8859-8. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
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- Michael Radcliff (June 14, 2011). "Remembering Dorothy Mae Taylor: The First Lady of 1300 Perdido St.". The Louisiana Weekly. Retrieved September 27, 2014.
- "Ledricka Thierry's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved May 12, 2015.
- "Patrick Williams". house.louisiana.gov. Retrieved April 23, 2015.
- "Rep. Tom Willmott". lmgma.capwiz.com. Retrieved August 29, 2011.