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Famous People Buried in Texas State Cemetery

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List of famous people buried in Texas State Cemetery, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in Texas State Cemetery. If you're ever visiting Texas State Cemetery and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

List contains people like Ralph Yarborough and Jim Mattox.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Texas State Cemetery?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Texas State Cemetery?"

From celebrity tombs at Texas State Cemetery to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Texas State Cemetery. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Texas State Cemetery, like what year and where the person was born.
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    William Neff "Bill" Patman was an American politician who served from 1981 to 1985 as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas. He was the son of John William Wright Patman, the long-time U.S. Representative who chaired the House Banking Committee and was a ...more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1927-2008)
    • Birthplace: Texarkana, Texas, USA
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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    James Albon "Jim" Mattox was an American lawyer and politician who served three terms in the United States House of Representatives and two four-year terms as state Attorney General, but lost high profile races for Governor in 1990, the U.S. Senate in 1994, and again as attorney general in 1998. He was ...more

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    • Age: Died at 65 (1943-2008)
    • Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA
    • Profession: Politician, Lawyer
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    Ralph Yarborough is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Texas State Cemetery
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    Ralph Webster Yarborough was a Texas Democratic politician who served in the United States Senate from 1957 to 1971 and was a leader of the progressive or liberal wing of his party in his many races for statewide office. As a United States Senator, he was a staunch supporter and author of "Great ...more

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    • Age: Died at 93 (1903-1996)
    • Birthplace: Texas, Contiguous United States, Henderson County, Chandler, United States of America, + more
    • Profession: Lawyer
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    John A. Wharton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Texas State Cemetery
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    John Austin Wharton was a lawyer, plantation owner, and Confederate general during the American Civil War. He is considered one of the Confederacy's best tactical cavalry commanders. more

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    • Age: Died at 37 (1828-1865)
    • Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
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    George Eastland Christian, Jr., was a U.S. journalist and White House press secretary from 1966 to 1969. more

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    • Age: Died at 75 (1927-2002)
    • Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist
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    Nellie Connally

    Nellie Connally is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Texas State Cemetery
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    Idanell "Nellie" Brill Connally was the First Lady of Texas from 1963 to 1969. She was the wife of John Connally, who served as Governor of Texas and later as Secretary of the Treasury. She and her husband were passengers in the presidential limousine carrying President John F. Kennedy when he was ...more

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    • Age: Died at 87 (1919-2006)
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA, Austin
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    Frank W. Johnson

    Frank W. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Texas State Cemetery
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    Francis White "Frank" Johnson was a co-commander of the Texian Army from December 1835 through February 1836, during the Texas Revolution. Johnson arrived in Texas in 1826 and worked as a surveyor for several empresarios, including Stephen F. Austin. One of his first activities was to plot the new town ...more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1799-1884)
    • Birthplace: Leesburg, Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Surveyor
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    Stovepipe Johnson

    Stovepipe Johnson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Texas State Cemetery
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    Adam Rankin "Stovepipe" Johnson was an antebellum Western frontiersman and later an officer in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Permanently blinded during a skirmish in 1864, Johnson in 1887 founded the town of Marble Falls, Texas, which became known as "the blind man's town." ...more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1834-1922)
    • Birthplace: Henderson, Kentucky, United States of America
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