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Famous Austin College Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Austin College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Austin College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Austin College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Austin College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Austin College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Austin College.

This list below has a variety of graduates in it, from Matthew McConaughey to Henry Winkler.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Austin College?” and “Which celebrities are Austin College alumni?”
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Henry Winkler is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Austin College Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 70

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA

Henry Franklin Winkler OBE (born October 30, 1945) is an American actor, comedian, director, producer, and author. He played the role of greaser Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli, the ...more

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Candace Kita is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Austin College Alumni
Model, Flautist, Author

Age: 38

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California

Candace Kita is an Asian-American actress.
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Marshall Applewhite is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Austin College Alumni

Age: Dec. at 66 (1931-1997)

Birthplace: Spur, Texas

Marshall Herff Applewhite Jr. (May 17, 1931 – March 26, 1997), also known as Do, among other names, was an American cult leader who founded what became known as the Heaven's Gate religious group ...more

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Ron Kirk is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Austin College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 64

Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States of America

Ronald Kirk (born June 27, 1954) is an American lawyer, politician and member of the Democratic Party who served as the 57th Mayor of Dallas. Born in Austin, Texas, Kirk is a graduate of ...more
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David Lee "Tex"... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Austin College Alumni
Fighter pilot

Age: Dec. at 92 (1915-2007)

Birthplace: Gwangju, South Korea

David Lee "Tex" Hill (July 13, 1915 – October 11, 2007) was an American fighter pilot and triple flying ace. He is credited with ​12 1⁄4 victories as a squadron leader with the Flying ...more
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Smith Ballew is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Austin College Alumni
Musician, Actor, Singer

Age: Dec. at 82 (1902-1984)

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Palestine

Sykes "Smith" Ballew (January 21, 1902 – May 2, 1984) was an American actor, sophisticated singer, orchestra leader, and a western singing star.
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Deborah Crombie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Austin College Alumni
Author, Writer

Age: 66

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

Deborah Crombie (née Darden) is an American author of the Duncan Kincaid / Gemma James mystery series set in the United Kingdom. Crombie was raised in Richardson, Texas, and has lived in ...more
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Carroll Pickett is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Austin College Alumni
Chaplain, Pastor

Age: 86

Birthplace: Nursery, Texas

Reverend Carroll L. "Bud" Pickett (born 1933) is a Presbyterian minister in Huntsville, Texas. In the 1960s and 1970s, Rev. Pickett served as pastor for three churches in Texas. In ...more
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John Hitt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Austin College Alumni
John Hitt

Age: 78

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

John C. Hitt (born December 7, 1940) is an American former professor and academic administrator, who served as the fourth president of the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida from ...more
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Walter E. Rogers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Austin College Alumni
Walter E. Rogers Attorney at law

Age: Dec. at 93 (1908-2001)

Birthplace: Texarkana, Arkansas, United States of America

Walter Edward Rogers (July 19, 1908 – May 31, 2001) was a Democratic United States Representative from Texas. He was born in Texarkana, Arkansas in 1908. He received his law degree from the ...more
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Larry Fedora is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Austin College Alumni
American Football coach, Coach, American football player

Age: 56

Birthplace: College Station, Texas

Herbert Lawrence Fedora (born September 10, 1962) is an American football coach and former player. He previously served as the head football coach of the University of Southern Mississippi from ...more
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Ray Morehart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Austin College Alumni
Ray Morehart Baseball player

Age: Dec. at 90 (1899-1989)

Birthplace: Terrell, Texas

Raymond Anderson Morehart (December 2, 1899 – January 13, 1989) was an American major league baseball player. Born in Terrell, Texas, Morehart attended Austin College and played two seasons for ...more
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Byron Boston is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Austin College Alumni
Byron Boston
Byron Boston is an American football official in the National Football League (NFL) since the 1995 NFL season. He is a line judge and wears the uniform number 18. During his NFL officiating ...more
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Joe Coomer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Austin College Alumni
Joe Coomer

Age: Dec. at 62 (1917-1979)

Birthplace: Greenville, Texas

Joe David Coomer (September 11, 1917 – October 18, 1979) was a professional American football player who played offensive guard and defensive tackle for six seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers ...more
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George C. Butte is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Austin College Alumni
Jurist

Age: Dec. at 63 (1877-1940)

Birthplace: California

George Charles Butte was a jurist, educator, and Republican politician from the U.S. state of Texas, who was his party's gubernatorial nominee in 1924 against the controversial Democrat Miriam ...more
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Tom Thompson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Austin College Alumni
Tom Thompson
Tom Thompson (born c. 1948) was a member of the football team during the 2009 season for Austin College in Sherman, Texas. In 2011, he earned a graduate degree from Austin College and has been ...more
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Joshua Kowert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Austin College Alumni
Joshua Kowert

Age: 37

Birthplace: Austin, Texas