List of people from Texas

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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.

Founders and early settlers of Texas[edit]

Military/war[edit]

The Texas Revolution/The Alamo[edit]

American Civil War[edit]

World War I[edit]

World War II[edit]

Korean War[edit]

Vietnam War[edit]

War in Afghanistan[edit]

Iraq War[edit]

Politics and public office[edit]

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
  • 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
  • George Peddy (1892–1951), Texas politician; 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

U.S. Presidents[edit]

Notable women of Texas[edit]

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

Entertainment[edit]

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Film, theater and television[edit]

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Beauty pageant winners[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Baseball[edit]

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Golf[edit]

Motorsports[edit]

Professional wrestling[edit]

Soccer[edit]

Tennis[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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Law and jurisprudence[edit]

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Science, including medicine[edit]

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Aviation and space exploration[edit]

Scholars, educators, academicians[edit]

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

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Clergy[edit]

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Infamous Texans[edit]

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Others[edit]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  9. ^ Ruta Lee Biography
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  12. ^ Louis San Miguel, "Well known Laredoan dies: Burial Mass set for St. Patrick's Church", Laredo Morning Times, August 6, 2014, pp. 1, 12A
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  14. ^ Valerie Godines Fitzgerald, "Historic Path: Judge Ender retires from post," Laredo Morning Times, December 31, 2012, pp. 1, 14A
  15. ^ Ray A. Laird obituary, Kerrville Daily Times, Kerrville, Texas, October 7, 1986
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  17. ^ "Jack O. Loftin, "Joseph Sterling Bridwell"". Texas State Historical Association online. Retrieved April 30, 2013.