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  • Al Green, U.S. Congress
    Al Green, a Representative from Texas; born in New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, La., September 1, 1947; attended Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Fla., 1966-1971; attended Tuskegee University, Tusk...
  • Melissa Benoist
    Melissa Benoist is an American actor and singer known for her portrayal of the title character in the CBS superhero drama series Supergirl . She rose to prominence for her portrayal of Marley Rose on...
  • William A. Becknell, Sr. (1787 - 1865)
    William Becknell (1787 or 1788–30 April 1865) was a soldier, politician, and freight operator who is credited with opening the Santa Fe Trail in 1821 and improving the route. But, he was often u...
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954 - 1990)
    Stephen Ray Vaughan (October 3, 1954 – August 27, 1990), known as Stevie Ray Vaughan, was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. In spite of a short-lived mainstream care...
  • Charlotte Marie Baldwin (1805 - 1895)
    'THE MOTHER OF HOUSTON,TEXAS ' Charlotte Baldwin, dau. of Dr. Jonas Baldwin and Elizabeth Warner, was b. July 14,1805 in Baldwinsville, Onondaga Co.,NY; m. on May 3,1831, with AUGUSTUS CHAPMAN ALLEN....

Texas is the second most populous and the second most extensive of the 50 United States, and the most extensive state of the 48 contiguous United States. The name, based on the Caddo word "Tejas" meaning "friends" or "allies", was applied by the Spanish to the Caddo themselves and to the region of their settlement in East Texas.

Notable peoples from Texas

See: Texas Project Profiles.

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