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List of people from Texas

The following are notable people who were either born, raised or have lived for a significant period of time in the U.S. state of Texas.

Contents

  • Founders and early settlers of Texas 1
  • Military/war 2
    • The Texas Revolution/The Alamo 2.1
    • American Civil War 2.2
    • World War I 2.3
    • World War II 2.4
    • Korean War 2.5
    • Vietnam War 2.6
    • War in Afghanistan 2.7
    • Iraq War 2.8
  • Politics and public office 3
    • U.S. Presidents 3.1
  • Notable women of Texas 4
  • Entertainment 5
    • Dance 5.1
    • Fashion and modeling 5.2
    • Film, theater and television 5.3
    • Comedians 5.4
    • Music 5.5
    • Beauty pageant winners 5.6
  • Athletics 6
    • Baseball 6.1
    • Basketball 6.2
    • Bodybuilding 6.3
    • Boxing 6.4
    • Football 6.5
    • Golf 6.6
    • Motorsports 6.7
    • Professional wrestling 6.8
    • Soccer 6.9
    • Tennis 6.10
    • Other 6.11
  • Business 7
  • Law and jurisprudence 8
  • Law enforcement 9
  • Art, photography, architecture 10
  • Literature 11
  • Journalism 12
  • Science, including medicine 13
  • Aviation and space exploration 14
  • Scholars, educators, academicians 15
  • Clergy 16
  • Infamous Texans 17
  • Others 18
    • A–M 18.1
    • N–Z 18.2
  • See also 19
  • References 20

Founders and early settlers of Texas

Military/war

The Texas Revolution/The Alamo

American Civil War

World War I

World War II

Korean War

Vietnam War

War in Afghanistan

Iraq War

Politics and public office

See also Category:Texas politicians and its subcategories.
See also List of mayors of Austin, Texas; List of mayors of Dallas, Texas; List of mayors of El Paso, Texas; List of mayors of Fort Worth, Texas; List of mayors of Houston, Texas; List of mayors of Plano, Texas; List of mayors of San Antonio, Texas.

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  • David Newell (born 1971), judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Place 9; Houston attorney
  • Joe Nixon (born 1956), Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 133 (1995–2007)
  • James Robertson Nowlin (born 1937), United States District Judge for the Western District of Texas; one of the first two Republicans since Reconstruction to represent Bexar County in the Texas House of Representatives
  • James E. Nugent (born 1922), former Democratic member of the Texas Railroad Commission and the Texas House of Representatives
  • W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel (1890–1969), governor of Texas and U.S. senator
  • Dora Olivo (born 1943), attorney and former member of the Texas House of Representatives from Fort Bend County
  • Rob Orr (born 1955), member of the Texas House of Representatives since 2005 from Johnson County
  • John Otto (born 1948), member of the Texas House of Representatives since 2005 from Liberty County
  • Bill Owens (born 1950), former governor of Colorado
  • Gary Painter (born 1947), sheriff of Midland County since 1985
  • Susan Pamerleau (born 1946), retired United States Air Force major general and the Republican sheriff of Bexar County, first woman elected to that position, 2012[6]
  • Hugh Q. Parmer (born 1939), former mayor of Fort Worth and member of both houses of the Texas State Legislature
  • Dan Patrick (born 1950), Lieutenant governor of Texas, former member of the Texas State Senate and radio broadcaster
  • Diane Patrick (born 1946), former member of the Texas House of Representatives from Arlingon
  • Kae T. Patrick (born 1934), member of the Texas House of Representatives from San Antonio from 1981 to 1988
  • Jerry E. Patterson (born 1946), Texas Land Commissioner; former state senator, candidate for lieutenant governor in 2014
  • Thomas Pauken (born 1944), Texas Republican chairman from 1994 to 1997, lawyer and political commentator
  • write-in candidate for U.S. Senate, 1922
  • David Peeples (born 1948), Texas state court judge since 1981, based in San Antonio
  • Gilbert Pena (born 1949), incoming 2015 Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from Pasadena
  • Randy Pendleton (1937–2009), state representative from Andrews, 1961–1969
  • Charles Perry (born 1962), state Senator from District 28 (elected 2014); former state representative from Lubbock (elected 2010)
  • Rick Perry (born 1950), governor of Texas, 2000–2015
  • Dade Phelan (born 1975), Republican state representative from Beaumont
  • Larry Phillips, Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from Sherman
  • Thomas R. Phillips (born 1949), former Chief Justice of Texas Supreme Court
  • George Pierce (born 1941), Republican former member of the Texas House of Representatives (1979–1993) from San Antonio; president of Texas and Southern Railroad, Inc.
  • David J. Porter (born 1954), member of the Railroad Commission of Texas, elected November 2, 2010
  • Robert "Bob" Price (1927–2004), U.S. representative from Pampa in Texas Panhandle
  • Tom Price (born 1945), judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 1997–2015, and the Dallas-based 282nd Court, 1987–1997
  • Walter Thomas Price, IV (born 1968), state representative from Amarillo, first elected November 2, 2010
  • Graham B. Purcell, Jr. (1919–2011), U.S. representative from Texas' 13th congressional district from 1962 to 1973; Wichita Falls lawyer
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  • Dale Wainwright (born 1961), former associate justice of the Texas Supreme Court
  • Richard A. Waterfield (1939–2007), state representative who advocated for feeding programs for the disabled and elderly
  • Craig Watkins, first African-American district attorney in Texas, Dallas Morning News Texan of the Year 2008
  • Gary Watkins (1946–2004), state representative, county judge, and state district court judge in Ector County
  • Susan Weddington (born 1951), state chairman of the Republican Party of Texas from 1997 to 2003
  • Reed N. Weisiger (1838–1908), Texas State Senator (1891–1893), Confederate cavalry officer, pioneer in Victoria County
  • (1936–2008), state representative from Odessa
  • George W. Bush administrations
  • Molly S. White (born 1958), Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from Bell County
  • John Roger Williams (born 1949), Republican U.S. representative from Texas, former Texas secretary of state, and former professional baseball player
  • Michael L. Williams (born 1953), director of the Texas Education Agency, former Texas Railroad Commissioner, former assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights
  • Barry Williamson (born 1957), Republican former member of the Texas Railroad Commission
  • Ric Williamson (1952–2007), state representative; chairman of Texas Transportation Commission
  • Phil Wilson (born 1967), Texas secretary of state (2007–2008)
  • Will Wilson (1912–2005), Texas attorney general (1957–1963), Texas Supreme Court justice (1951–1956)
  • Arlene Wohlgemuth (born 1947), Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from Johnson County from 1995 to 2005; executive director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation; ran unsuccessfully against Chet Edwards for Congress in 2004
  • Paul Womack (born 1947), member of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, 1997–2015, resides in Georgetown in Williamson County
  • Jared Woodfill (born 1968), Houston attorney and chairman of the Harris County Republican Party, 2002 to 2014
  • Paul D. Workman (born 1951), member of the Texas House of Representatives from Austin since 2011
  • John Lee Wortham (1862–1924), Texas Railroad Commissioner and Secretary of State, businessman
  • Clymer Wright (1932–2011), political activist; father of municipal term limits in Houston
  • Jim Wright (1922–2015), former United States Congressman and Speaker of the House of Representatives
  • Vicente T. Ximenes (1919–2014), Mexican-American civil rights pioneer, U.S. politician
  • Kevin Patrick Yeary (born 1966), judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals since 2015
  • Judith Zaffirini (born 1946), state senator from Laredo
  • Bill Zedler (born 1943), member of the Texas House of Representatives from Arlington

U.S. Presidents

  • Milton, Massachusetts, but lived much of his life in Texas)
  • Texas)
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890–1969), 34th President of the United States (born in Denison, but raised in Kansas)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson (1908–1973), 36th President of the United States (1963–69); Vice President (1961–63)

Notable women of Texas

Please consider adding notable Texas women to other categories on this page that specifically concern their areas of notability.

Entertainment

Dance

Fashion and modeling

Film, theater and television

Morgan Fairchild
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Comedians

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George Strait
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Beauty pageant winners

Athletics

Baseball

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Basketball

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Bodybuilding

Boxing

Football

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Golf

Motorsports

Professional wrestling

Soccer

Tennis

  • Zina Garrison (born 1963), tennis player
  • Cliff Richey (born 1946), tennis player, achieved world number-six ranking
  • Nancy Richey (born 1942), tennis player, won six major championships in singles and doubles, achieved world number-two ranking
  • Dick Savitt (born 1927), tennis player ranked number two in the world
  • Anne Smith (born 1959), tennis player, ten major championships in doubles, ranked world number one in doubles

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Business

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Law and jurisprudence

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Art, photography, architecture

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Literature

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Journalism

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Science, including medicine

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Aviation and space exploration

Scholars, educators, academicians

See also the listings on this page for individual areas of specialization (e.g., Literature, Science/medicine, Music)

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Clergy

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Infamous Texans

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Others

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See also

References

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