Businesspeople from Texas

2017-08-01T02:08:03+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true Lee Bass, Leo Berman, Pimp C, Richard A. Waterfield, Ted Ellis (artist), Ryan Sitton, Dixie Carter (wrestling), V. E. Howard, Nathan Macias, Steve Toth, Cecil Bell Jr., Patricia Harless, Scott Sanford, Lois Kolkhorst, Craig Goldman, Dennis Bonnen, Alejandro Mendoza, Don Huffines, Rubén Hinojosa, John E. Davis (Texas politician), John W. Carpenter, Pattillo Higgins, Rick Miller (Texas politician), Drew Darby, Allan Ritter, Gary Elkins (politician), Rob Orr (politician), Stephanie Klick, Salem Abraham, Nahim Abraham, Mark Keough, Morgan Meyer, Billie Sol Estes, Emerson Francis Woodward, Ferdinand C. Weinert, Ray Nagin, Haim Saban, Gwyn Shea, Tano Tijerina, A. Maceo Smith, Luke Short, Charles Schreiner, III, Tom Leppert, George Pierce (Texas politician), Daniel Waggoner, Kevin Lavelle, Ira P. DeLoache, Cornelius T. Herring, Harry W. Bass, Jr., William A. Blakley, Dan Flynn (politician), George Lavender, Oscar T. Bassett, Frank Kell, Dorsey B. Hardeman, Jack Taylor (Arizona politician), John Wray (Texas politician), Sujan Patel, W. Marvin Watson, William R. Hawn, Honoré Ligarde, James Drury, Robert J. Kleberg (King Ranch), Rodney Lewis, George P. Bush, Clinton Manges, Tom Pauken, Tracy King, Aldo Tatangelo, Charles Matthews (Texas politician), Charles Perry (Texas politician), Hugh Roy Cullen, Jack Worthington, Jim Reese (Texas politician), Joe B. Finley, Saul N. Ramirez, Jr. flashcards Businesspeople from Texas
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  • Lee Bass
    Lee Marshall Bass (born 1956) is an American heir, businessman and philanthropist.
  • Leo Berman
    Leo Berman (October 21, 1935 – May 23, 2015) was an American businessman, military officer, and politician from Tyler, Texas who was a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives for District 6 in Smith County.
  • Pimp C
    Chad Lamont Butler (December 29, 1973 – December 4, 2007), better known by his stage name Pimp C, was an American hip hop recording artist and producer.
  • Richard A. Waterfield
    Richard Allen Waterfield, known as Dick Waterfield (August 24, 1939 – February 26, 2007), was a rancher in the Texas Panhandle who from 1987 to 1991 was a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 88, including his hometown of Canadian, Texas.
  • Ted Ellis (artist)
    Ted Ellis (born 1963) is an American artist and former environmental chemist.
  • Ryan Sitton
    Ryan Christopher Sitton (born 1975) is a Republican politician and current Texas Railroad Commissioner at the Texas Railroad Commission.
  • Dixie Carter (wrestling)
    Dixie Carter-Salias (born October 6, 1964), known professionally as Dixie Carter, is an American promoter and businesswoman, who is the Majority owner, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).
  • V. E. Howard
    Verna Elisha Howard, known as V.
  • Nathan Macias
    Nathan G. Macias (born January 22, 1960) is a businessman and public policy analyst from Bulverde, Texas, who is a Republican former member of the Texas House of Representatives.
  • Steve Toth
    Steven Hixson Toth (born November 29, 1960) is an American businessman from The Woodlands, Texas, who served one term as a Republican in the Texas House of Representatives from District 15, based entirely in suburban Montgomery County, part of the Houston Metro area in the southeastern portion of the state.
  • Cecil Bell Jr.
    Cecil Bell, Jr. (born May 17, 1962), is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 3.
  • Patricia Harless
    Patricia Fincher Harless (born November 13, 1963) is a member of the Texas House of Representatives for Spring, a suburb of her native Houston.
  • Scott Sanford
    William Scott Sanford (born 1963)is a Certified Public Accountant from McKinney, Texas, who is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 70 based in a portion of Collin County north of Dallas.
  • Lois Kolkhorst
    Lois W. Kolkhorst (born November 4, 1964) is a businesswoman in her native Brenham, Texas, who is a Republican member of the Texas State Senate.
  • Craig Goldman
    Craig A. Goldman (born 1968) is a real estate businessman from his native Fort Worth, Texas, who is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 97 in Tarrant County.
  • Dennis Bonnen
    Dennis Higgins Bonnen (born March 3, 1972), is a banker and businessman from Angleton, Texas, who has been since 1997 a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 25, based in Brazoria County.
  • Alejandro Mendoza
    Alejandro "Alex" Mendoza (born April 25, 1977) is an American former Marine, owner of a lawn care business and democratic socialist politician from Dallas, Texas, who was the vice presidential nominee of Socialist Party USA in the 2012 elections.
  • Don Huffines
    Donald Blaine Huffines, known as Don Huffines (born 1958), is the Republican State Senator for District 16 in the Texas Senate.
  • Rubén Hinojosa
    Rubén Eloy Hinojosa (born August 20, 1940) is the retiring U.
  • John E. Davis (Texas politician)
    John Edward Davis (born July 7, 1960), is a roofing contractor from his native Houston, Texas, who was a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives representing House District 129 in Harris County from 1999-2015.
  • John W. Carpenter
    John William Carpenter (August 31, 1881 - June 16, 1959) was an American businessman and agriculturist.
  • Pattillo Higgins
    Pattillo Higgins (December 5, 1863 – June 5, 1955) was a businessman as well as a self-taught geologist.
  • Rick Miller (Texas politician)
    Dana Fontaine Miller, known as Rick Miller (born March 19, 1945), is a retired military officer and a businessman from Sugar Land in suburban Houston, Texas, who has been since 2013 a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 26, based in Fort Bend County.
  • Drew Darby
    Drew Darby (born February 22, 1947) is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from his native San Angelo, Texas.
  • Allan Ritter
    Allan Brown Ritter (born May 6, 1954), is a businessman from Nederland, Texas, who is a former member of the Texas House of Representatives for District 21, which includes parts of Jefferson and Orange counties.
  • Gary Elkins (politician)
    Gary Wayne Elkins (born March 15, 1955), is a businessman from his native Houston, Texas, who is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives.
  • Rob Orr (politician)
    Robin ("Rob") Duke Orr (born December 20, 1955), is a real estate businessman from Burleson, Texas, who is a Republican former member of the Texas House of Representatives for District 58, based in his native Johnson County and including adjacent Bosque County.
  • Stephanie Klick
    Stephanie D. Baumgardner Klick (born August 19, 1956) is a medical business consultant from Fort Worth, Texas, who is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 91, which encompasses a portion of Tarrant County.
  • Salem Abraham
    Salem Andrew Abraham (born 1966) is an American businessman, investor, and philanthropist.
  • Nahim Abraham
    Nahim Abraham (February 15, 1885 – January 10, 1965) was a Lebanese-American merchant and philanthropist who took a leading role in the 20th century development of Canadian, the county seat of Hemphill County in the Texas Panhandle near the Oklahoma border.
  • Mark Keough
    Mark James Keough (born 1953) is a businessman and a Christian pastor, radio host, and educator from The Woodlands, Texas, who is an incoming Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 15 in suburban Montgomery County north of Houston.
  • Morgan Meyer
    Morgan Daniel Meyer (born 1974) is a lawyer with Bracewell & Giuliani in Dallas, Texas, who is an incoming 2015 member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 108 in Dallas County.
  • Billie Sol Estes
    Billie Sol Estes (January 10, 1925 – May 14, 2013) was an American businessman and financier best known for a business scandal that sent him to jail for fraud multiple times and complicated by his ties to friend and future U.
  • Emerson Francis Woodward
    Emerson Francis Woodward (February 23, 1879 – May 24, 1943) was an oilman who co-founded the Yount-Lee Oil Company which made a major discovery at the Spindletop field near Beaumont, Texas.
  • Ferdinand C. Weinert
    Ferdinand C. Weinert (July 14, 1853 – February 19, 1939) was a merchant and politician from Seguin, Texas, who served in the Texas Legislature, four years in the Senate and four terms in the House, and well as serving as Secretary of State.
  • Ray Nagin
    Clarence Ray Nagin, Jr.
  • Haim Saban
    Haim Saban (/sɑːˈbɑːn/; Hebrew: חיים סבן‎‎; born October 15, 1944) is an Israeli-American media proprietor, investor, philanthropist, musician, record, film & television producer.
  • Gwyn Shea
    Gwyn Clarkston Shea (born August 3, 1937) is a Republican former member of the Texas House of Representatives for suburban Irving in Dallas County, Texas, who served from 1983 to 1993.
  • Tano Tijerina
    Tano Eduardo Tijerina (born June 23, 1974) is a rancher and businessman from his native Laredo, Texas, who is the County Judge of Webb County in South Texas, United States.
  • A. Maceo Smith
    Antonio Maceo Smith (April 16, 1903 - December 19, 1977) was a pioneer civil rights leader in Dallas, Texas, whose years of activism with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and other civil rights and community groups led Texans to dub him "Mr.
  • Luke Short
    Luke L. Short (January 22, 1854 – September 8, 1893) was an American Old West gunfighter, cowboy, U.
  • Charles Schreiner, III
    Charles Armand Schreiner, III, known as Charlie, III, or Three Schreiner (January 6, 1927 – April 22, 2001), was a rancher and historian from Kerr County in the Texas Hill Country, a grandson of cattle baron, businessman, banker, landowner, and philanthropist Charles Schreiner, Sr.
  • Tom Leppert
    Thomas Chris Leppert (born June 15, 1954) is the former Chief Executive Officer of Kaplan, Inc.
  • George Pierce (Texas politician)
    George Boyd Pierce, also known as George B.
  • Daniel Waggoner
    Daniel Waggoner (1828-1902) was an early American settler and rancher in Texas.
  • Kevin Lavelle
    Kevin Lavelle is an American entrepreneur and business executive.
  • Ira P. DeLoache
    Ira P. DeLoache (1879-1965) was an American real estate developer.
  • Cornelius T. Herring
    Colonel Cornelius T.
  • Harry W. Bass, Jr.
    Harry W. Bass, Jr.
  • William A. Blakley
    William Arvis "Dollar Bill" Blakley (November 17, 1898 – January 5, 1976) was an American senator and businessman from the State of Texas.
  • Dan Flynn (politician)
    Dan Flynn (born February 21, 1943) is a businessman and rancher from Van, Texas, who has been since 2003 a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives for District 2 (Rains, Hunt, and Van Zandt counties).
  • George Lavender
    George Edward Lavender (born September 7, 1955) is an American state politician and a Republican former two-term member of the Texas House of Representatives, having been first elected on November 2, 2010.
  • Oscar T. Bassett
    Oscar T. Bassett (1850 – January 3, 1898) was a prominent El Paso, Texas businessman.
  • Frank Kell
    Franklin Marian "Frank" Kell (December 2, 1859 – September 17, 1941), along with his brother-in-law Joseph A.
  • Dorsey B. Hardeman
    Dorsey Brodie Hardeman (December 11, 1902 – August 11, 1992) was a Democratic politician, attorney, businessman, farmer, and rancher from San Angelo, Texas.
  • Jack Taylor (Arizona politician)
    Jerald Jackson Taylor, known as Jack Taylor (May 23, 1907 – March 31, 1995), was an educator and Republican politician from Mesa, Arizona.
  • John Wray (Texas politician)
    John Christian Wray (born Nov 20, 1970) is a lawyer, businessman, and politician from his native Waxahachie in Ellis County in suburban Dallas, Texas.
  • Sujan Patel
    Sujan Patel is an Internet entrepreneur from Austin, Texas (USA).
  • W. Marvin Watson
    William Marvin Watson (born June 6, 1924) was an advisor to U.
  • William R. Hawn
    William Russell "Fritz" Hawn (January 13, 1910 – December 8, 1995) was an American businessman and philanthropist who bred and raced Thoroughbred horses, served for twenty years as president of Del Mar Racetrack, owned by lifelong friend Clint Murchinson with whom he became a founding partner in the Dallas Cowboys franchise of the National Football League.
  • Honoré Ligarde
    Honoré Ligarde (April 11, 1920 – February 15, 1986) was a banker, lawyer, and businessman from his native Laredo, Texas, who served as a Democrat from 1963 to 1973 in the Texas House of Representatives for Webb County in the southern portion of his state.
  • James Drury
    James Child Drury, Jr.
  • Robert J. Kleberg (King Ranch)
    Robert Justus Kleberg, Jr.
  • Rodney Lewis
    Rodney Ray Lewis, known as Rod Lewis (born 1954), is founder, president, and chief executive officer of Lewis Energy, an oil and natural gas drilling company based in Texas.
  • George P. Bush
    George Prescott Bush (born April 24, 1976) is an American attorney, U.
  • Clinton Manges
    Clinton Manges (August 22, 1923 – September 23, 2010) was a controversial oil tycoon in Texas in the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Tom Pauken
    Thomas Weir "Tom" Pauken (born January 11, 1944) is an American politician and member of the Republican Party.
  • Tracy King
    Tracy Ogden King (born November 9, 1960) is a businessman from Batesville, Texas, who has been since 1995 a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 80.
  • Aldo Tatangelo
    Aldo J. Tatangelo, Sr.
  • Charles Matthews (Texas politician)
    Charles Ray Matthews (born May 19, 1939) is a former member and chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission and the chancellor-emeritus of the Texas State University System.
  • Charles Perry (Texas politician)
    Charles Lee Perry (born March 9, 1962) is a Republican member of the Texas State Senate from West Texas District 28 which contains two cities, Lubbock and San Angelo, and 46 mostly rural counties.
  • Hugh Roy Cullen
    Hugh Roy Cullen (July 3, 1881 – July 4, 1957) was an American industrialist and philanthropist.
  • Jack Worthington
    Jack Rodney Worthington II (born November 22, 1961) is an American investment banker.
  • Jim Reese (Texas politician)
    James O’Quinn Reese, known as Jim Reese (born December 14, 1929), is a businessman who served from 1968 to 1974 as the mayor of Odessa, Texas.
  • Joe B. Finley
    Josef Bartlett Finley, Jr.
  • Saul N. Ramirez, Jr.
    Saul N. Ramirez, Jr.