Paris, Texas - Notable People

Notable People

  • John Chisum, cattle baron.
  • Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal
  • Duane Allen, member of The Oak Ridge Boys
  • Raymond Berry, professional football Hall of Fame Member
  • Bobby Jack Floyd, National Football League fullback
  • Charles R. Floyd, Democratic State Senator who served three four-year terms; pioneer of the Texas Farm-to-market road system and an original founder of Paris Junior College
  • General John P. Jumper, Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force from 2001 to 2005
  • Samuel Bell Maxey, United States Senator and Confederate Major General
  • John Osteen, pastor
  • Dave Philley, professional baseball player and holder of five MLB records
  • Eddie Robinson, professional baseball player and four-time all-star
  • Admiral James O. Richardson, United States Navy Fleet Commander 1940–1941
  • Jack Russell, professional baseball player and first relief pitcher selected to a Major League Baseball All-Star Game
  • Leslie Satcher, country music recording artist
  • Shangela Laquifa Wadley actor, comedian, and drag queen, best known for participation on RuPaul's Drag Race seasons 2 and 3.
  • Gene Stallings, college and professional football coach
  • William Scott Scudder, Major League Baseball pitcher.
  • Beverly Leech, actress portrayed Kate Monday on Mathnet
  • Cas Haley, singer/musician, NBC's Season 2 of "America's Got Talent" runner-up
  • Tia Ballard, actress for Funimation Entertainment.
  • Jay Hunter Morris, Operatic Tenor

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