List of Mercer University people

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Mercer University is a private, coeducational university in Macon, Georgia, founded in 1833.

Nathan Deal was inaugurated as Governor of Georgia in 2011. Deal earned his undergraduate degree from Mercer in 1964 and graduated from Mercer's Walter F. George School of Law in 1966.

Mercer is the only university of its size in the United States that offers programs in eleven diversified fields of study: liberal arts, business, education, music, engineering, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, law, theology, and continuing and professional studies. Mercer enrolls approximately 8,300 students in its eleven colleges and schools.

Alumni[edit]

This is a list of notable Mercer alumni.

Arts, education, media, and industry[edit]

Nancy Grace was the host of Nancy Grace on HLN. She earned her undergraduate degree from Mercer in 1981 and graduated from Mercer's Walter F. George School of Law in 1984.
Erick Erickson is a political contributor for John King, USA on CNN. He earned his undergraduate degree from Mercer in 1997 and graduated from Mercer's Walter F. George School of Law in 2000.

Law[edit]

Griffin B. Bell served as the Attorney General of the United States from 1977-1979. He graduated from Mercer's Walter F. George School of Law in 1948.

For further alumni, see also: Walter F. George School of Law.

G. Harrold Carswell served as a Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 1969-1970. He was an unsuccessful nominee to the United States Supreme Court in 1970. He graduated from Mercer's Walter F. George School of Law in 1948.

Politics[edit]

Walter F. George served as a United States Senator from Georgia from 1922-1957 and as President pro tempore from 1955-1957. He earned his law degree from Mercer in 1901 and is the namesake of Mercer's Walter F. George School of Law.
Thomas W. Hardwick served as a United States Representative from Georgia from 1903-1914; as a United States Senator from 1914-1919; and as the Governor of Georgia from 1921-1923. He earned his undergraduate degree from Mercer in 1892.
Carl Vinson served as a United States Representative from Georgia from 1914-1965, the first person to serve for more than 50 years in the House of Representatives. He earned his law degree from Mercer in 1902 and is the namesake of the USS Carl Vinson, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.
William S. West served as a United States Senator from Georgia in 1914. He earned his undergraduate degree from Mercer in 1876.

Military[edit]

Benjamin S. Griffin served as a United States Army four-star general and was the Commanding General of United States Army Materiel Command from 2004-2008. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Mercer in 1981.
Blanton Winship served as the The Judge Advocate General of the United States Army from 1931–1933 and as the Governor of Puerto Rico from 1934–1939. He earned his undergraduate degree from Mercer in 1889.

Science[edit]

Other public service[edit]

Athletics[edit]

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