Posted on The Navy hero guided Allied forces to victory in the Pacific Ocean in World War II. Nimitz coordinated the offensive that brought the Japanese to unconditional surrender.
Posted on She was the only daughter of Texas Governor Jim Hogg. She became known as "The First Lady of Texas." She was an arts patron and philanthropist.
Posted on A journalist, turned political aide, who found fame as a novelist. His book, The Gay Place is a work of fiction, but it captures Texas politics like no other novel.
Posted on He's a a long-time congressman and civil rights pioneer.
Posted on He is known as one of Texas' most significant historians and scholars.
Posted on James Leonard Farmer Jr. was a civil rights activist and leader in the American Civil Rights Movement. He pushed for nonviolent protest against segregation alongside Martin Luther King Jr.
Posted on She was nicknamed "Babe" because of her remarkable athletic skills. She medaled in several Olympic track and field events. She and husband George Zaharias helped launch the Ladies Professional Golf Association.
Posted on Founder and publisher of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He was a major collector of American art and sculpture which became the basis for the Amon Carter Museum, the largest collection of American art in Texas.
Posted on She was an early fighter for women's rights. She was a leader in the suffragette movement and played a significant role in the ratification of the 19th amendment to the Constitution, giving women the right to vote.
Posted on She served as "First Lady" of Texas as wife of Texas Governor Jim Ferguson. Then succeeded him as the first woman elected as Governor of Texas.
Posted on A writer working under the pen-name of O'Henry. He worked as a ranch-hand, pharmacist, bank teller and even served time in prison, but his fame was found in literature.
Posted on She was the first woman to lead the Women's Army Corps.
Posted on A folklorist whose love of music led to a life's mission of collecting and recording folk songs performed in almost every state.
Posted on Famous for the prophetic dispatch, "If my countrymen do not rally to my relief, I am determined to perish in defense of this place."
Posted on One of the few survivors of the Battle of the Alamo. As the smoke was still rising from the mission, Mexican General Santa Ana dispatched Dickinson to the city of Gonzales to warn fellow Texians of the strength of the Mexican forces, sparking the "Runaway Scrape."