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PRESTIGIOUS ALUMNI

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Business

  • Clyde Anderson CEO, Books-A-Million
  • Bernard Ames Chairman & CEO, Ferguson Propeller, Inc. (deceased)
  • Aaron M. Aronov Chairman of the Board, Aronov Reality Company, Inc (deceased)
  • T. Louis Austin, Jr. President & CEO, Brown & Root (deceased)
  • James A. "Micky" Blackwell Former Executive Vice-President of Lockhead Martin's aeronautical systems area
  • Winton Blount Chairman & CEO, Blount Inc., Former U.S. Postmaster General & Former President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (deceased)
  • Jim Boone, Jr. Chairman, Boone Newspapers Inc.
  • Harry Brock, Jr. Former Chairman & CEO , Central Bank of South
  • Dr. David G. Bronner CEO- Retirement Systems of Alabama
  • Ronald G. Bruno Former Chairman, President & CEO, Bruno's Inc.
  • Raymond Eugene Cartledge Chairman & CEO Union Camp Corporation
  • Woodrow W. Clements Chairman Emeritus Dr. Pepper Company (deceased)
  • Hugh Culverhouse, Sr. Owner of Tampa Bay Buccaneers & Real Estate Development (deceased)
  • Oliver H. Delchamps, Jr. Chairman Emeritus - Delchamps, Inc. & Chairman, Board of Directors - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Marshall Durbin President - Marshall Durbin Companies
  • Millard Fuller Founder, Habitat for Hummanity
  • Joseph E. Gibbs CEO, The Golf Channel
  • Rodney C. Gilbert Former President, Wheelabrator
  • Sandy Grossman Producer, Fox
  • Abe Gustin, Jr. CEO, Applebee's Restaurants
  • Dr. James Hardy Surgeon, performed first chimpanzee heart transplant (deceased)
  • Donald Hess Former President & CEO, Parisian, Inc.
  • Dr. John Holaday CEO - QrxPharma, former CEO - EntreMed, Inc.
  • Irving Berlin Kahn President & Chairman of Board, Broad Band Communications(deceased)
  • Wallace D. Malone, Jr. Former Chairman & CEO, Southtrust Corporation
  • John K. McKinley Retired Chairman, Texaco, Inc.
  • William W. Moss CEO, Moss Enterprises; designer of the Talladega Superspeedway
  • Jim Nolen Owner & President, Nolen Company (BP Oil)
  • Beverly C. Phifer President, Phifer Wire Products
  • Alma Gates Sanders Senior Vice President, CNN
  • William Sellers, Jr. Chairman & CEO, Baggett Transportation (deceased)
  • Kay Wallace Executive consultant; former Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Atlanta Committee for the Olympic games
  • Chester Simmons Former President & CEO, ESPN
  • Milton Ward President and Chief Operating Officer, McMoran, Inc.
  • James W. Wilson, Jr. President & Chairman of Board, Jim Wilson & Associates, Inc. (deceased)
  • Kemmons Wilson, Jr. Vice President - Kemmons Wilson Companies (his father founded Holiday Inn)

Government

  • Bob Riley Governor of Alabama
  • Spencer Bachus U.S. Congressman - AL
  • Tom Bevill Former U.S. Congressman - AL (deceased)
  • Hugo L. Black Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice (deceased)
  • Jo Bonner U.S. Congressman - AL
  • Bud Cramer U.S. Congressman - AL
  • James O. Eastland Former U.S. Senator - MS
  • Claude Harris, Jr. Former U.S. Congressman - AL (deceased)
  • Howell Heflin Former U.S. Senator - AL (deceased)
  • Lister Hill Former U.S. Senator - AL (deceased)
  • E.C. "Sonny" Hornsby Former Chief Justice - AL Supreme Court
  • Thomas C. Hubbard Former U.S. Ambassador to Korea
  • Frank M. Johnson, Jr. Former Judge - U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • George LeMaistre Former Director, FDIC (deceased)
  • David Mathews Former Secretary - U.S. Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare
  • Claud Pepper Former U.S. Congressman - FL (deceased)
  • Joe M. Rodgers Former U.S. Ambassador to France
  • Jeff Sessions U.S. Senator - AL
  • Richard C. Shelby U.S. Senator - AL
  • Janie Shores Associate Justice - AL Supreme Court
  • Don Siegelman Former governor of Alabama
  • Margaret Tutwiler Former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, Bush Administration Appointee
  • George C. Wallace Former Governor of Alabama (deceased)
  • Thomas Abernathy Former U.S. congressman from MS
  • Edith Brown Clement Federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, appointed by President George W. Bush

Sports

  • Shaun Alexander Seattle Seahawks
  • Mel Allen Former "Voice of the NY Yankees" (deceased)
  • Charlie Boswell Noted Blind Golfer (deceased)
  • Paul "Bear" Bryant Former UA Football Coach (deceased)
  • John Forney "Voice of the Crimson Tide" (deceased)
  • Lee Roy Jordan Former Dallas Cowboys Linebacker
  • Joe Namath Former NY Jets Quarterback and CBS Sportscaster
  • Jerry Pate Professional Golfer
  • Joe Sewell Member of Baseball Hall of Fame (deceased)
  • Bart Starr Former Green Bay Packers - Quarterback and coach
  • Rece Davis ESPN journalist and anchor of SportsCenter

Authors

  • Babs Deal Author
  • Mark Childress Author
  • Vic Gold Author
  • Winston Groom, Jr. Author - Pulitzer Finalist - Forrest Gump
  • William Bradford Huie Author (deceased)
  • Harper Lee Author - To Kill a Mockingbird
  • William March Author - The Bad Seed
  • Gay Talese Author - Honor Thy Father
  • E. O. Wilson Author and Biologist
  • Rick Bragg Author Pulitzer Prize correspondent for the NY Times - of All Over but the Shoutin' Entertainment
  • Johnny Mack Brown Cowboy Movie Star and Former Football Player (deceased)
  • George "Goober" Lindsey Entertainer
  • Jim Nabors Entertainer
  • Sela Ward Actress
  • Tom Cherones Producer/director
  • Dax Griffin Actor on The Bold and the Beautiful and All My Children

Other

  • John Cochran ABC News Correspondent
  • Douglas Edwards Former CBS News Commentator
  • James Kelly Astronaut, piloted the space shuttle Discovery in NASA's Return to Flight Mission - 2005
  • Howell Raines Former Executive Editor, The New York Times
  • Joe Scarborough Host of "Scarborough Country," a nightly newscast on MSNBC
  • Jimmy Wales Founder of Wikipedia
  • Norbert Leo Butz Broadway actory/Tony Award winner
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