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Louis Armstrong, jazz trumpeter and singer
Hugo Black, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Clifford Cleveland Brooks, member of the Louisiana State Senate from 1924 to 1932 from northeast delta parishes
William Jennings Bryan, U.S. Secretary of State and presidential candidate
Benjamin Cardozo, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
J. J. Carter, state representative, mayor, school board member, and parish police juror from Webster Parish, Louisiana
Leopold Caspari, member of both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature
Robert Houston Curry, member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1888 to 1892 for Bossier Parish Brevet Major
Augustus P. Davis, founder of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
U. T. Downs, sheriff of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, 1924–1940
Eliot Engel, Congressman, New York
John W. Grabiel, Republican gubernatorial nominee in Arkansas in 1922 and 1924
Leroy Milton Grider (1854–1919), California real-estate developer
Warren G. Harding, U.S. President
Hubert Horatio Humphrey, U.S. Vice President
Bob Jones, Sr., founder of Bob Jones University, prominent evangelist
Claud H. Larsen, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
W. Matt Lowe, mayor of Minden, Louisiana 1916-1920, parish police juror
John Ellis Martineau, Governor of Arkansas, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas
Frank McDonough, member of both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature
William McKinley, U.S. President
Alexander P. Riddle lieutenant governor of Kansas
Nelson A. Rockefeller, U.S. Vice President
Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S. President, who joined in 1936, during his presidency
William Green Stewart, Louisiana farmer and school board president
Lee Emmett Thomas, mayor of Shreveport, and Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives
Lew Wallace, author, territorial governor of New Mexico, major general (U.S. Army), diplomat. Mr. Wallace was the author of Ben Hur, published by Harper & Brothers on November 12, 1880, and considered the most influential Christian book of the nineteenth century.
Sun Ra, American jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher known for his “cosmic philosophy,” prolific musical output, and performances.
Peter T. King, U.S. Representative for New York’s 2nd congressional district. formerly chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security, Financial Services Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He is a member of the Republican Party and represents the central Long Island district.
Chuck Schumer, The senior United States Senator from New York, a member of the Democratic Party and Senate Minority Leader.
James E. West, American politician. In 2005, while Mayor of Spokane, Washington.
Francis E. Warren, American politician of the Republican Party best known for his years in the United States Senate representing Wyoming.
Bob Jones, Sr., American evangelist, pioneer religious broadcaster and the founder and first president of Bob Jones University.
Clifford Brooks, former American Football defensive back in the National Football League for the Cleveland Browns, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Buffalo Bills, and the New York Jets.
Richard Irvine Manning III, Politician from the U.S. state of South Carolina. He served as a state legislator and as the 92nd Governor of South Carolina.
Frederick Zimmermann, American double bassist and teacher. He played in the New York Philharmonic from 1930-1966 serving as assistant-principal and principal and taught at the Juilliard School, Mannes College of Music, Columbia University, Manhattan School of Music, and New York University.
J. Millard Tawes, Member of the United States Democratic Party, was the 54th Governor of Maryland in the United States from 1959 to 1967. He remains the only Marylander to be elected to the three positions of State Treasurer, Comptroller, and Governor.