People from Eastland County, Texas

Posted Oct 27, 2009
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  1. Eve Southern

    Eve Southern


    Eve Southern (October 24, 1898 – November 28, 1972) born Elva L. McDowell, was an American film actress. She appeared in 38 films between 1916 and 1936. She was chosen as one of Rolf Armstrong's sixteen screen beauties in 1930.

  2. Ted Neeley

    Ted Neeley


    Teddie Joe "Ted" Neeley (born September 20, 1943) is an American rock and roll drummer, singer, actor, composer, and record producer. He is best known for his performance as Jesus Christ in the 1973 film Jesus Christ Superstar.

  3. Buster Mills

    Buster Mills


    Colonel Buster Mills (September 16, 1908 – December 1, 1991) was an American outfielder, coach, scout and interim manager in Major League Baseball. A native of Ranger, Texas, Mills received a degree in geology from the University of Oklahoma in 1931. In his playing days he stood 5 ft 11 12 in (1.82 m) (181.6 cm) tall, weighed 195 pounds (88.5 kg), and threw and batted righthanded.

  4. Blake Ragsdale Van Leer

    Blake Ragsdale Van Leer


    Blake Ragsdale Van Leer (August 16, 1893 – January 23, 1956) was the fifth president of Georgia Institute of Technology from 1944 until his death.

  5. Don Barton

    Don Barton


    Don Barton (May 29, 1930 – July 16, 2006) was a former halfback in the National Football League.

  6. Leslie Turner

    Leslie Turner


    Leslie Turner (December 25, 1899 - March 2, 1988), known to his friends as Les Turner, was a syndicated comic strip writer-artist who produced the adventures of Captain Easy for more than three decades.

  7. Joe M. Kilgore

    Joe M. Kilgore


    Joe Madison Kilgore (December 10, 1918 – February 10, 1999) served from 1955 to 1965 as a U.S. Representative from Texas's 15th congressional district.

  8. Joe Isbell

    Joe Isbell


    Joe Bob Isbell (born July 7, 1940) is a former American football offensive guard in the National Football League, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Cleveland Browns. He played college football at the University of Houston.

  9. Bobby Cross

    Bobby Cross


    Robert Joe Cross (born April 4, 1931) was an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears, the Los Angeles Rams, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Chicago Cardinals. Cross also played in the American Football League for the Boston Patriots and in the Canadian Football League for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, winning a Grey Cup with them in 1953. He played college football for Stephen F. Austin State University.

  10. Matt Krause

    Matt Krause


    Matthew Haston Krause, known as Matt Krause (born August 19, 1980) is a lawyer from Fort Worth, Texas, who is a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 93, which encompasses a portion of Tarrant County in suburban Fort Worth.

  11. Robert Jeffress

    Robert Jeffress


    Edmond Tomić (born 10 November 1956 in Prizren, Kosovo, Yugoslavia) is a former football player.

  12. Jim Keffer

    Jim Keffer

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    James Lloyd "Jim" Keffer (born January 20, 1953) is a businessman from Eastland, Texas, who is a current Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 60, which includes Eastland County located east of Abilene, as well as Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Shackelford, Stephens Palo Pinto, and Hood counties.

  13. Brooks Holder

    Brooks Holder

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    Richard Brooks Holder (November 2, 1914 – June 7, 1986) was a Scotch-Irish American professional baseball player whose career spanned 17 seasons, all of which were spent in the minor leagues. Holder joined the Pacific Coast League (PCL) in 1935 after a short stint that season in the Western League. Over his tenure in the PCL, he played for the San Francisco Seals (1935–1942, 1949–1950), the Hollywood Stars (1943–45), the Oakland Oaks (1946–48) and the Portland Beavers (1951). His career minor league batting average stands at .295 with 2,540 hits, 417 doubles, 117 triples, and 98 home runs in 2,492 games played. Despite being left-handed, Holder was used as a second baseman early in his career, a position that is usually reserved for right-handed players. After the 1937 season, he would appear exclusively as an outfielder. During his playing career, Holder stood at 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) and weighed in at 180 pounds (82 kg).

  14. Gene Alford

    Gene Alford

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    Eugene Morris Alford (April 3, 1905 – December 1975) was a professional American football player who played running back in the NFL for four seasons for the Portsmouth Spartans and the Cincinnati Reds. Alford played for the Texas Tech Matadors (later known as Red Raiders) in 1925, Tech's first football season, and is listed in the Texas Tech football media guide as a one-year letterman. According to the Tech media guide, Alford played for Portsmouth, Cincinnati and the St. Louis Gunners from 1931-1934.

  15. Lou Halsell Rodenberger

    Lou Halsell Rodenberger

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    Molcie Lou Halsell Rodenberger (September 21, 1926 – April 9, 2009) was a Texas author, educator, professor, and journalist.

  16. Clyde L. Garrett

    Clyde L. Garrett

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    Clyde Leonard Garrett (December 16, 1885 – December 18, 1959) was a U.S. Representative from Texas.

  17. Bob Smith (American football)

    Bob Smith (American football)


    James Robert "Bob" Smith (August 20, 1925 – March 1, 2002) was an American football defensive back and halfback in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions. He also played in All-America Football Conference for the Buffalo Bills, Brooklyn Dodgers, and the Chicago Hornets. Smith played college football at the University of Iowa and was drafted in the 24th round of the 1947 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.

  18. Thomas G. Morris

    Thomas G. Morris


    Thomas Gayle Morris (born August 20, 1919) is a U.S. Democratic politician.

  19. Tom Steed

    Tom Steed


    Thomas Jefferson "Tom" Steed (March 2, 1904 – June 8, 1983) was an American politician and a U.S. Congressman from Oklahoma.

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