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Famous People Buried in Texas State Cemetery

This is a list of famous people buried in Texas State Cemetery. 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.

This list contains people like Ralph Yarborough and Jim Mattox. Another famous person bured in Texas State Cemetery is Chris Kyle, whose life inspired the movie American Sniper. 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.

  • 1974-04-08

    BirthplaceOdessa, Texas

    Christopher Scott "Chris" Kyle was a United States Navy SEAL and the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history with 160 confirmed kills. Kyle served four tours in the Iraq War and was awarded  ...more

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  • BirthplaceChandler, Texas, USA

    Ralph Webster Yarborough (June 8, 1903 – January 27, 1996) was a Texas Democratic politician who served in the United States Senate from 1957 to 1971 and was a leader of the progressive wing of his  ...more
  • 1828-07-23

    BirthplaceNashville, Tennessee

    John Austin Wharton (July 23, 1828 – April 6, 1865) was a lawyer, plantation owner, and Confederate general during the American Civil War. He is considered one of the Confederacy's best tactical  ...more
  • Nellie Connally


    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

    Idanell "Nellie" Brill Connally (February 24, 1919 – September 1, 2006) 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  ...more
  • Frank W. Johnson


    BirthplaceLeesburg, Virginia

    Francis White "Frank" Johnson (October 3, 1799 – April 8, 1884) was a leader of the Texian Army from December 1835 through February 1836, during the Texas Revolution. Johnson arrived in Texas in  ...more
  • Stovepipe Johnson


    BirthplaceHenderson, Kentucky

    Adam Rankin "Stovepipe" Johnson (February 6, 1834 – October 20, 1922) was an antebellum Western frontiersman and later an officer in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Johnson  ...more
  • Eugene Andrew Cernan (/ˈsɜːrnən/; March 14, 1934 – January 16, 2017) was an American astronaut, naval aviator, electrical engineer, aeronautical engineer, and fighter pilot. During the Apollo 17  ...more
  • BirthplaceAustinville, Virginia, USA

    Stephen Fuller Austin (November 3, 1793 – December 27, 1836) was an American empresario. Known as the "Father of Texas", and the founder of Texas, he led the second, and ultimately, the successful  ...more
  • William A. A. Wallace



    William Alexander Anderson "Bigfoot" Wallace (April 3, 1817 – January 7, 1899) was a famous Texas Ranger who took part in many of the military conflicts of the Republic of Texas and the United States  ...more
  • BirthplaceTexarkana, Texas, USA

    William Neff "Bill" Patman (March 26, 1927 – December 9, 2008) was an American politician who served from 1981 to 1985 as a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas.  ...more
  • 1943-08-29

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, USA

    James Albon Mattox (August 29, 1943 – November 20, 2008) was an American lawyer and politician who served three terms in the United States House of Representatives and two four-year terms as state  ...more
  • BirthplaceAustin, Texas, USA

    George Christian may refer to: George Christian (journalist) (1927–2002), journalist and White House press secretary George Christian (Connecticut Four), librarian who helped fight a gag order  ...more
  • James M. Logan


    BirthplaceMcNeil, Texas

    James Marion Logan (December 19, 1920 – October 9, 1999) was an American and former National Guard soldier who was a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of  ...more
  • BirthplaceEnnis, Texas

    James Henry "Red" Duke, Jr. (November 16, 1928 – August 25, 2015) was a trauma surgeon and professor at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical  ...more
  • 1936-02-21

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Houston

    Barbara Charline Jordan (February 21, 1936 – January 17, 1996) was an American lawyer, educator and politician who was a leader of the Civil Rights Movement. A Democrat, she was the first African  ...more
  • 1933-09-01

    BirthplaceLacy Lakeview, Texas, Texas, USA

    Dorothy Ann Willis Richards (September 1, 1933 – September 13, 2006) was an American politician and 45th Governor of Texas (1991–95). A Democrat, she first came to national attention as the Texas  ...more