Wed. Aug 17th, 2022

Some famous and notable East Texans

This is from Wikipedia

Lady Bird Taylor Johnson around age three in East Texas
Sandy Duncan, Henderson, Rusk County and Tyler, Smith County
George Foreman, Marshall, Harrison County
Jamie Foxx, Terrell, Kaufman County
Sam Houston, former president of the Republic of Texas, former governor of Texas, retired in Huntsville, Walker County
Lady Bird Johnson, former First Lady of the United States, born in Karnack, Harrison County
Joe R. Lansdale, award-winning author and martial arts expert, born in Gladewater, Gregg County
Richard Linklater, film-maker, Huntsville, Walker County
Matthew McConaughey, Longview, Gregg County
Lonnie “Bo” Pilgrim, founder of Pilgrim’s Pride Chicken, Pittsburg, Camp County
Ross Perot, former U.S. presidential candidate born in Texarkana, Bowie County
Adrian Peterson, Palestine, Anderson county
Tye Sheridan, Elkhart, Anderson County
Carroll Shelby, racer and car developer known for Shelby Cobra and numerous Ford and Chrysler products, Leesburg, Camp County
Sissy Spacek, Quitman, Wood County
William B. Travis, famous commander at the Alamo, settled in Anahuac, Chambers County
Forest Whitaker, Longview, Gregg County
Former United States Senators:
Horace Chilton born near Tyler, Smith County
Charles Allen Culberson settled in Gilmer, Upshur County and Jefferson, Marion County
James W. Flanagan settled in Henderson, Rusk County
Samuel B. Maxey settled in and practiced law in Paris, Lamar County
John Henninger Reagan practiced law in Palestine and Henderson County
Thomas Jefferson Rusk settled in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, and was also a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Texas
Morris Sheppard born in Morris County
Matthias Ward settled in Clarksville, Red River County and Jefferson, Marion County
Louis Wigfall lived in Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County and Marshall, Harrison County
Ralph Yarborough born in Chandler, Henderson County
Other former governors of Texas:
Thomas Mitchell Campbell, born in Rusk, Cherokee County
Oscar Branch Colquitt, newspaper owner in Pittsburg, Camp County and in Morris County
Price Daniel, born in Dayton, Liberty County
James Pinckney Henderson, first governor of Texas, practiced law in San Augustine, San Augustine County
William P. Hobby, born in Moscow, Polk County
Jim Hogg, born in Rusk, Cherokee County
Richard B. Hubbard, lived in Tyler, Smith County and Lindale, Smith County
Allan Shivers, born in Lufkin, Angelina County
Ross S. Sterling, born in Anahuac, Chambers County
Mark White, born in Henderson, Rusk County
George Tyler Wood, second governor of Texas, settled near Point Blank in Liberty County and San Jacinto County

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8 thoughts on “Some Famous, and Notable East Texans”
    1. They left some big names off the list I see,Tex Ritter was born Woodward Maurice Ritter on January 12, 1905, in Murvaul, Texas, the son of Martha Elizabeth (née Matthews) and James Everett Ritter. He grew up on his family’s farm in Panola County, Texas, and attended grade school in Carthage, Texas. He attended South Park High School in Beaumont, Texas.

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