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  • Joseph Lynn Clark (1881 - 1969)
    Joseph Lynn Clark, teacher, administrator, and author, was born in Thorp Spring, Texas, on July 27, 1881, the son of Ella Blanche (Lee) and Randolph Clark and nephew of Addison Clark. During his underg...
  • Johnson Blair Cherry (1901 - 1966)
    Johnson Blair Cherry, football coach and oilman, was born at Kerens, Navarro County, Texas, on August 7, 1901. He began his coaching career at Ranger after graduating from Texas Christian University in...
  • Shirley Maxine Carter (1935 - 2002)
    Shirley Maxine Thompson Carter, founder of the Texas Girls’ Choir, was born on May 6, 1935, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Ewell Washington Thompson and Elsie Mae (Cole) Thompson. She attended Carter-Riversi...
  • H. Bailey Carroll (1903 - 1966)
    H. Bailey Carroll, historian, son of J. Speed and Lena (Russell) Carroll, was born in Gatesville, Texas, on April 29, 1903. He successively attended Southern Methodist University, McMurry College, Texa...
  • William Womack Heath (1903 - 1971)
    William Womack Heath, (December 7, 1903 – June 22, 1971), was an American lawyer, educator, and diplomat. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------...


Texas Christian University (TCU) is a private, coeducational university located in Fort Worth, Texas. The campus is located on 272 acres about three miles (8 km) from downtown Fort Worth. TCU is affiliated with, but not governed by, the Disciples of Christ. Its mascot is the "horned frog". For most varsity sports TCU competes in the Big 12 conference of the NCAA's Division I. The university enrolls around 9,725 students, with 8,456 being undergraduates. As of October 2011, TCU's total endowment was $1.2 billion.