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Famous Tarleton State University Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Tarleton State University and be of some renown.

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

Examples of graduates on this list include George Kennedy and Millie Hughes-Fulford.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Tarleton State University?” and “Which celebrities are Tarleton State University alumni?”
  • 1
    Soldier, Actor

    AgeDec. at 91 (1925-2016)

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    George Harris Kennedy Jr. (February 18, 1925 – February 28, 2016) was an American actor who appeared in more than 100 film and television productions. He played "Dragline" opposite Paul Newman in...  more

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  • 2
    Chemist, Astronaut


    BirthplaceMineral Wells, Texas

    Millie Elizabeth Hughes-Fulford (born December 21, 1945) is an American medical investigator, molecular biologist and former NASA astronaut who flew aboard a NASA Space Shuttle mission as a Payload...  more
  • 3

    AgeDec. at 83 (1923-2006)

    BirthplaceKalamazoo, Michigan

    Norman Edward Shumway (February 9, 1923 – February 10, 2006) was a pioneer of heart surgery at Stanford University. He was the 67th president of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and the...  more
  • 4

    AgeDec. at 87 (1919-2006)

    Charles Augustus Steen (December 1, 1919 – January 1, 2006), was a geologist who made and lost a fortune after discovering a rich uranium deposit in Utah during the uranium boom of the early 1950s....  more
  • 5


    BirthplaceStamford, Texas, United States of America

    Charles Walter Stenholm (born October 26, 1938) is a Democratic Party politician from the State of Texas. He was a member of the United States House of Representatives for 13 terms, from 1979 to...  more
  • 6
    James Earl Rudder (May 6, 1910 – March 23, 1970) was a United States Army major general who as a lieutenant colonel was the commander of the historic Pointe du Hoc battle which was part of the...  more
  • 7
    David Erik Jones is a pastor and author of the book, "My Struggle, Your Struggle."...
  • 8
    American football player


    BirthplaceScurry, Texas

    James Dearth (born January 22, 1976) is a former American football long snapper. Dearth, who attended Tarleton State University, was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round of the 1999...  more
  • 9
    American football player


    BirthplaceGrapevine, Texas

    Richard John Bartel (born February 3, 1983) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, Washington...  more
  • 10
    American football player


    BirthplaceHuntsville, Texas, USA

    For the National Football League cornerback, see Derek Ross Derrick Lewis Ross (born December 29, 1983) is an American football/arena football running back for the Jacksonville Sharks of the...  more
  • 11
    American Football coach, Coach


    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas

    Hal Clay Mumme (born March 29, 1952) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the offensive coordinator for the Dallas Renegades of the XFL. Previously, Mumme served as the...  more
  • 12
    Marvin Clifford Brown (August 15, 1930 – December 7, 2009) was a National Football League halfback with the Detroit Lions in 1957. He attended high school in Waco, Texas and Alice, Texas. He was...  more
  • 13
    Christopher S. Adams, Jr. (born July 8, 1930) is an American author and retired United States Air Force officer....  more
  • 14
    Tywain Myles (born October 1, 1984 in Henderson, Texas) is a former American football defensive tackle. He was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college...  more
  • 15
    Matt Williams (born in Weatherford, Texas) is a former walk-on place kicker for the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team. Williams was offered the position, two other players having failed to succeed...  more