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List of famous alumni from Hardin-Simmons University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Hardin-Simmons University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Hardin-Simmons University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Hardin-Simmons University 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 Hardin-Simmons University.

Alumni include Fess Parker, Dan Blocker and many more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Hardin-Simmons University?” and “Which celebrities are Hardin-Simmons University alumni?”

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Fess Parker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
Fess Parker Businessperson, Actor, Winemaker Fess Elisha Parker, Jr. was an American film and television actor best known for his portrayals of Davy Crockett in the Walt Disney 1955–1956 TV mini-series and as Daniel Boone in a television ...more

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Stedman Graham is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
Stedman Graham Businessperson, Orator, Educator Stedman Graham, Jr. is an American educator, author, businessman and speaker, although he is primarily known as the partner of media mogul Oprah Winfrey. Graham and Winfrey were engaged to be ...more

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Dan Blocker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
Dan Blocker Actor Dan Blocker was an American television actor and Korean War veteran. He is best remembered for his role as Hoss Cartwright in the NBC western television series Bonanza.

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Doyle Brunson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
Doyle Brunson Professional Poker Player, Author, Actor Doyle F. Brunson is an American poker player who has played professionally for over 50 years. He is a two-time World Series of Poker Main Event champion, a Poker Hall of Fame inductee, and the ...more

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Terri Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
Terri Hendrix Singer-songwriter, Singer Terri Hendrix is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and independent artist from San Marcos, Texas, who has been offering an eclectic brand of Americana — encompassing folk, pop, country, ...more

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Bryce Jordan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
Bryce Jordan Bryce Jordan was the fourteenth president of the Pennsylvania State University, serving from 1983 until 1990. Prior to that he served as interim president of the University of Texas at Austin ...more

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Marion Zimmer Bradley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
Marion Zimmer Bradley Editor, Novelist, Author Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley was an American author of fantasy, historical fantasy, science fiction, and science fantasy novels, and is best known for the Arthurian fiction novel The Mists of ...more

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Thomas G. Barnes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
Thomas G. Barnes Physicist, Writer Thomas G. Barnes was an American creationist, who argued in support of his religious belief in a young earth with claims that the Earth's magnetic field was consistently decaying and that ...more

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Duane Simolke is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
Duane Simolke Author, Writer Duane M. Simolke is an American writer based in Lubbock, Texas, who has authored The Acorn Stories, Degranon: A Science Fiction Adventure, Holding Me Together, The Return of Innocence, and New ...more

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Ed Sprinkle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
Ed Sprinkle Edward Alexander Sprinkle was an American football player. He was known to many as "The Meanest Man in Pro Football" and was nicknamed "The Claw." He played for 12 seasons ...more

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Omar Burleson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
Omar Burleson Omar Truman Burleson was a U.S. Representative from Texas. Born in Anson, the seat of Jones County, north of Abilene, Texas, Burleson attended the public schools and Abilene Christian College ...more

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Bulldog Turner is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
Bulldog Turner American football player Clyde Douglas "Bulldog" Turner was a professional football player for the Chicago Bears.

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Buddy West is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
Buddy West Businessperson, Business, Engineer George Edgar West, known as Buddy West, was a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from Odessa, Texas, who was known for his staunch support of his hometown University of ...more

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George H. Mahon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
George H. Mahon George Herman Mahon was a Texas politician who served twenty-two consecutive terms as a member of the United States House of Representatives from the Lubbock-based 19th congressional district. ...more

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W. Francis McBeth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
W. Francis McBeth William Francis McBeth was a prolific American composer, whose wind band works are highly respected. His primary musical influences included Clifton Williams, Bernard Rogers, and Howard Hanson. ...more

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Dewey Bohling is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
Dewey Bohling American football player Dewey Bohling is a former college and professional American football player. A halfback, he played college football at Hardin-Simmons University, and played professionally in the American ...more

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Phil Wilson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
Phil Wilson Businessperson, Politician, Business Samuel Philip "Phil" Wilson was the Texas Secretary of State, the state's chief elections officer, from 2007 to 2008. He was appointed effective July 1, 2007, by Republican Governor ...more

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Harvey Catchings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
Harvey Catchings Basketball player, Athlete Harvey Lee Catchings is an American former professional basketball player. He played in the NBA from 1974 to 1985 as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, and Los ...more

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Lee Bowers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
Lee Bowers Lee Edward Bowers, Jr. was a key witness to the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas in 1963. At the moment of the assassination he was operating the Union Terminal Company's ...more

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Paige Patterson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
Paige Patterson L. Paige Patterson is the eighth president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Don Collier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
Don Collier Actor Don Collier is an actor particularly known for his role in television westerns during the 1960s. He played U.S. Marshal Will Foreman in the 1960-1962 NBC series Outlaws, with Barton MacLane, ...more

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Bill Davenport is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
Bill Davenport Raymond Wayne Davenport was an American football halfback in the National Football League who played for the Green Bay Packers. Davenport played collegiate ball for Hardin-Simmons University and ...more

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Victor G. Carrillo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
Victor G. Carrillo Victor G. Carrillo is a Texas geologist and politician who was formerly chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission and county judge of Taylor County, Texas. The son of an immigrant from Mexico, ...more

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John Leland Atwood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
John Leland Atwood Engineer John Leland Atwood was a prominent engineer and executive in the aerospace industry. He worked as Chief Engineer/Executive at North American Aviation for over 35 years, succeeding Dutch ...more

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Rupert N. Richardson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
Rupert N. Richardson Historian Rupert Norval Richardson, Sr., was an American historian and a former president of Baptist-affiliated Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. Active in professional development, he was one ...more

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Hal Prescott is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
Hal Prescott Hal Prescott is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for four seasons for the Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions, and New York Yanks.

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Dave Ribble is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
Dave Ribble Lorenzo Thomas Ribble, Jr. was a professional football player in the National Football League for the Portsmouth Spartans, Chicago Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates. He also played in the second ...more

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G. Avery Lee is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Hardin-Simmons University Alumni
G. Avery Lee George Avery Lee Sr. was a Southern Baptist and from 2001 onward an American Baptist preacher. A graduate of Hardin-Simmons University and Yale Divinity School, he served ministries in Baton ...more