16 Notable alumni of
Millsaps College

Millsaps College is 2201st in the world, 756th in North America, and 713th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 16 notable alumni from Millsaps College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Cassandra Wilson

    Cassandra Wilson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    jazz singersongwriterjazz musicianrecording artist
    Biography

    Cassandra Wilson is an American jazz singer, songwriter, and producer from Jackson, Mississippi. She has been described by critic Gary Giddins as "a singer blessed with an unmistakable timbre and attack [who has] expanded the playing field" by incorporating blues, country, and folk music into her work.

  2. Tate Reeves

    Tate Reeves
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jonathon Tate Reeves is an American politician serving as the 65th and current governor of Mississippi since 2020. A member of the Republican Party, he was the 53rd Mississippi State Treasurer from 2004 to 2012 and the 32nd lieutenant governor of Mississippi from 2012 to 2020. At age 29, he was the youngest state treasurer in the nation when elected in 2003 and the first Republican to hold the office in Mississippi. He was the Republican nominee for governor of Mississippi in the 2019 election and defeated the Democratic nominee, Attorney General Jim Hood.

  3. Walter Gordon

    Walter Gordon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1920-1997 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Corporal Walter Scott Gordon Jr. was a non-commissioned officer with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army during World War II.

  4. Kiese Laymon

    Kiese Laymon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    writernovelist
    Biography

    Kiese Laymon is an American writer, editor and a professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi. He is the author of three full-length books: a novel, Long Division (2013), and two memoirs, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America (2013) and Heavy (2018). Laymon's work deals with American racism, feminism, family, masculinity, geography, hip-hop, and Southern black life. His blog, Cold Drank, features essays and short fiction as well as pieces written by guest contributors. Laymon has written essays and stories for publications including Gawker, ESPN.com, The Washington Post, the New York Times, NPR, BuzzFeed, and The Guardian.

  5. Donald Grey Triplett

    Donald Grey Triplett
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1933-.. (age 89)
    Biography

    Donald Gray Triplett is an American man known for being the first person diagnosed with autism. He was first diagnosed by Leo Kanner, and was labeled as "Case 1". Triplett was noted for his savant abilities, particularly the ability to name musical notes played on a piano, and the ability to perform rapid mental multiplication.

  6. Ellen Gilchrist

    Ellen Gilchrist
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-.. (age 87)
    Occupations
    writernovelistpoetjournalistshort story writer
    Biography

    Ellen Gilchrist is an American novelist, short story writer, and poet. She won a National Book Award for her 1984 collection of short stories, Victory Over Japan.

  7. James E. Graves, Jr

    James E. Graves, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    lawyerjudge
    Biography

    James Earl Graves Jr. is a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

  8. Robert C. Robbins

    Robert C. Robbins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    cardiologist
    Biography

    Robert Clayton Robbins, known professionally as Robert C. Robbins or R.C. Robbins, is an American cardiologist and the 22nd and current president of The University of Arizona. Previously, he was the president and CEO of the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, from 2012 to 2017. As an internationally recognized cardiac surgeon, he has focused his clinical efforts on acquired cardiac diseases, including surgical treatment of congestive heart failure and cardiothoracic transplantation. He also serves on the board of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

  9. William Meyers Colmer

    William Meyers Colmer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1890-1980 (aged 90)
    Enrolled in Millsaps College
    Graduated with Juris Doctor
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    William Meyers Colmer was a Mississippi politician.

  10. D. Michael Hurst Jr

    D. Michael Hurst Jr
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    David Michael Hurst Jr. is an American attorney who served as the United States Attorney for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi from 2017 to 2021. Prior to assuming that role, he was the director of the Mississippi Justice Institute and general counsel for the Mississippi Center for Public Policy. Hurst Jr. previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Mississippi, as legislative director and counsel to Congressman Chip Pickering, and as counsel to the Constitution Subcommittee of the United States House Committee on the Judiciary. Hurst ran for Attorney General of Mississippi in 2015, losing to Democratic incumbent Jim Hood.

  11. Tex Sample

    Tex Sample
    Years
    1934-.. (age 88)
    Occupations
    sociologist
    Biography

    Tex Sample is a specialist in church and society, a storyteller, author, and the Robert B. and Kathleen Rogers Professor Emeritus of Church and Society at the St. Paul School of Theology, a United Methodist seminary in Kansas City, Missouri, where he taught from 1967–1999. He has published four books about the working class.

  12. James K. Vardaman, Jr

    James K. Vardaman, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1894-1972 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    James Kimble Vardaman Jr. was an American lawyer from Mississippi, a US Navy captain during World War II, and political aide to President Harry S. Truman. He had worked as counsel for banks in Missouri before the war, and was appointed as a Governor of the Federal Reserve System, serving from 1946 to 1958.

  13. Vic Roby

    Vic Roby
    Years
    1917-2011 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    voice actorradio personality
    Biography

    Victor Mills "Vic" Roby, Jr. was an American radio and television announcer, voice-over artist and public affairs show host, and served for years as a staff announcer with NBC.

  14. William C. Lamar

    William C. Lamar
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    William Chadwick Lamar is an American attorney who served as the United States Attorney for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi from 2017 to 2021.

  15. William Nathaniel Thomas

    William Nathaniel Thomas
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1892-1971 (aged 79)
    Biography

    William Nathaniel Thomas was a US Navy chief of chaplains, described by one historian as "one of the most distinguished Chaplains ever to serve in the US Navy." Born in Mississippi and entering the navy in 1918, he became a rear admiral and was a chief of chaplains of the United States Navy (1945–1949). He was chaplain aboard the USS Madawaska, a World War I troop transport. He then served on the USS Pennsylvania, the USS Raleigh and the USS West Virginia. He served at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, as an assistant chaplain and then as command chaplain. He wrote the Prayer of the Midshipman and the Dedication in Memorial Hall at the Naval Academy.

  16. Patricia Ann Lamkin

    Patricia Ann Lamkin
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1963-2018 (aged 55)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Patricia Ann Lamkin was an American playwright, singer, songwriter, musician, actor, writer and editor.