18 Notable alumni of
Southwestern University

Southwestern University is 1881st in the world, 656th in North America, and 618th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 18 notable alumni from Southwestern University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Bill Engvall

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    Bill Engvall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorsongwriterfilm actorsinger
    Biography

    William Ray Engvall Jr. is an American comedian and actor best known for his work as a stand-up comic, his signature "Here's Your Sign" bit, and as a member of the Blue Collar Comedy group.

  2. Pete Sessions

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    Pete Sessions
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 66)
    Enrolled in Southwestern University
    In 1978 graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    politicianbusiness executiveadvocatebusinessperson
    Biography

    Peter Anderson Sessions is an American politician from Texas who is the U.S. Representative for Texas's 17th congressional district. A member of the Republican Party, he has served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 11 terms. He chaired the House Rules Committee from 2013 to 2019 and is a former chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee. He was defeated for reelection by Democrat Colin Allred in 2018. On October 3, 2019, Sessions announced that he was running for Congress again in 2020. He was elected to the 17th district congressional seat on November 3, 2020.

  3. Ana Alicia

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    Ana Alicia
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Ana Alicia Ortiz Torres is a Mexican-American former actress who performed in theatre and on television. She is known for playing scheming vineyard heiress Melissa Agretti on the long-running primetime soap opera Falcon Crest for seven seasons. She got her television start spending a year on the daytime soap-opera Ryan's Hope and also performed in few single episode guest-starring roles on various televisions shows or in television movies most years from the late-1970s to the mid-1990s.

  4. John Tower

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    John Tower
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-1991 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    John Goodwin Tower was an American politician, serving as a Republican United States Senator from Texas from 1961 to 1985. He was the first Republican Senator elected from Texas since Reconstruction. Tower also led the Tower Commission, which investigated the Iran-Contra Affair, and was an unsuccessful nominee for U.S. Secretary of Defense in 1989.

  5. Stanley Hauerwas

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    Stanley Hauerwas
    Born in
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    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Enrolled in Southwestern University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    ethicistphilosophertheologianpeace activist
    Biography

    Stanley Martin Hauerwas is an American theologian, ethicist, and public intellectual. Hauerwas was a longtime professor at Duke University, serving as the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics at Duke Divinity School with a joint appointment at the Duke University School of Law. In the fall of 2014, he also assumed a chair in theological ethics at the University of Aberdeen. Before moving to Duke and the University of Aberdeen, Hauerwas taught at the University of Notre Dame. Hauerwas is considered by many to be one of the world's most influential living theologians and was named "America's Best Theologian" by Time magazine in 2001. He was also the first American theologian to deliver the prestigious Gifford Lectures at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland in over forty years. His work is frequently read and debated by scholars in fields outside of religion or ethics, such as political philosophy, sociology, history, and literary theory. Hauerwas has achieved notability outside of academia as a public intellectual, even appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

  6. Phillip Wellman

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    Phillip Wellman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    baseball playerbaseball coachbaseball manager
    Biography

    Phillip Lane Wellman, is an American professional baseball coach and manager. He is the current manager of the San Antonio Missions, Double-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball. Wellman entered minor league baseball as a player in 1984 and began coaching in 1988. Wellman attended Sam Houston State University and Southwestern University.

  7. J. Frank Dobie

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    J. Frank Dobie
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1888-1964 (aged 76)
    Occupations
    writerjournalist
    Biography

    James Frank Dobie was an American folklorist, writer, and newspaper columnist best known for his many books depicting the richness and traditions of life in rural Texas during the days of the open range. As a public figure, he was known in his lifetime for his outspoken liberal views against Texas state politics, and carried out a long, personal war against what he saw as braggart Texans, religious prejudice, restraints on individual liberty, and the mechanized world's assault on the human spirit. He was instrumental in saving the Texas Longhorn breed of cattle from extinction.

  8. Robert Simpson

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    Robert Simpson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1912-2014 (aged 102)
    Occupations
    meteorologist
    Biography

    Robert Homer Simpson was an American meteorologist, hurricane specialist, first director of the National Hurricane Research Project (NHRP) from 1955–1959, and a former director (1967–1974) of the National Hurricane Center (NHC). He was the co-developer of the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale with Herbert Saffir. His wife was Joanne Simpson.

  9. Hubert Renfro Knickerbocker

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    Hubert Renfro Knickerbocker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1898-1949 (aged 51)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Hubert Renfro Knickerbocker was an American journalist and author. He was nicknamed "Red" from the color of his hair.

  10. Akshay Nanavati

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    Akshay Nanavati
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Akshay Nanavati is a United States Marine veteran, speaker, entrepreneur, ultra runner and author. He served in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and was later diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder. His book Fearvana was endorsed by the Dalai Lama and Jack Canfield.

  11. Jessie Daniel Ames

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    Jessie Daniel Ames
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1883-1972 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    civil rights advocate
    Biography

    Jessie Daniel Ames was a suffragist and civil rights leader from Texas who helped create the anti-lynching movement in the American South. She was one of the first southern white women to speak out and work publicly against lynching of African Americans, murders which white men claimed to commit in an effort to protect women's "virtue." Despite risks to her personal safety, Ames stood up to these men and led organized efforts by white women to protest lynchings. She gained 40,000 signatures of southern women to oppose lynching, helping change attitudes and bring about a decline in these murders in the 1930s and 1940s.

  12. Earle Bradford Mayfield

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    Earle Bradford Mayfield
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1881-1964 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Earle Bradford Mayfield was a Texas lawyer who, from 1907 to 1913, was a Texas State Senator, and in 1922, on the Democratic ticket, became the first recognized Ku Klux Klan member – or widely regarded as a member – to be elected to the United States Senate.

  13. John Marvin Jones

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    John Marvin Jones
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1882-1976 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    politicianjudgelawyer
    Biography

    John Marvin Jones was a United States Representative from Texas and a Judge of the United States Court of Claims.

  14. Scott Terry

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    Scott Terry
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Scott Ray Terry is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. He played during six seasons at the major league level for the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals. He was drafted by the Reds in the 12th round of the 1980 amateur draft. Terry played his first professional season with their Class A-Advanced Tampa Tarpons in 1983, and his last season with the Cardinals in 1991. He attended Southwestern University. He currently works at All Star Performance.

  15. Robert Ewing Thomason

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    Robert Ewing Thomason
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1879-1973 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyerjudge
    Biography

    Robert Ewing Thomason known as R. Ewing Thomason was a Texas politician, a member and Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, the mayor of El Paso, a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, and a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.

  16. Robert Lee Henry

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    Robert Lee Henry
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1864-1931 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Robert Lee Henry was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas from 1897 to 1917.

  17. Joan Bray

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    Joan Bray
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    teacherjournalistpoliticiantrade unionist
    Biography

    Joan Bray is a former teacher, journalist, and union leader. She was a Democratic member of both the Missouri House of Representatives (1993–2002) and Missouri State Senate (2003–2010). She resides with her husband, Carl Hoagland, in St. Louis, Missouri. She has two children, Noel and Kolby.

  18. Ernest H. Hereford

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    Ernest H. Hereford
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1894-1958 (aged 64)
    Biography

    Ernest 'H' Hereford was Dean of North Texas Agricultural College from 1946–49, when the school was renamed Arlington State College he served as President from 1949 until his death in 1958. The college would later become the University of Texas at Arlington in 1965. His tenure included the expansion of the school system, the changing nature of the school away from primarily-agricultural studies, Cold War-era "Citizenship classes" being promoted via the state government, as well as the spearheading the change of the school theme from 'Blue Riders' to the 'Rebels' in 1951.