Emmette Redford (September 23, 1904 – January 30, 1998) was an American political scientist. He attended Midland College, Midland, Texas and Southwest Texas State Teachers College, finally graduating from The University of Texas at Austin. He received a Ph.D. in government from Harvard in 1933. He was born in San Antonio, Texas.
During World War II, he worked for four years in the Office of Price Administration.
He became a full professor at the University of Texas in 1939 and the Ashbel Smith Professor of Government in 1963. When the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs was founded, he became the Ashbel Smith Professor of Government and Public Affairs in 1970.