Prominent Bears

Baylor Alumni have served in the military, politics, business, entertainment, and science.

Medal of Honor Recipients

John Riley Kane
John Riley Kane

Awarded the Medal of Honor on Aug. 9, 1943 for gallantry in action over Ploesti.

Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson "Jack" Lummus Jr.

Posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism at Iwo Jima.

Governors of Texas

Price Daniel
Price Daniel

Governor of Texas 1957-1963 and U.S. Senator from 1953-1957

Pat Morris Neff
Pat Morris Neff

Governor of Texas 1921-1925 and later president of Baylor University

Ann Richards
Ann Richards

Governor of Texas 1991-1995

Sul Ross
Sul Ross

Governor of Texas 1887-1891

Mark White
Mark White

Governor of Texas 1983-1987

Business

Jay Allison
Jay Allison

President and CEO of Comstock Resources and the 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Jerry Clements
Jerry Clements

Named one of the "50 Most Influential Women in Law" in America by the National Law Journal

Ed Crenshaw
Ed Crenshaw

President of Publix Supermarkets, Inc.

Jerry Elliott
Jerry Elliott

President and COO of Leap Wireless

Paul Foster
Paul Foster

President and CEO of Western Refining

Larry Heard
Larry Heard

CEO of Transwestern

Carey Hendrickson
Carey Hendrickson

CFO of Belo Corp.

Kevin Henry
Kevin Henry

Founder of Pangea Bottles

Mark Hurd
Mark Hurd

President of Oracle Corp.

Gary Keller
Gary Keller

Co-founder and chairman of Keller Williams Realty International

Drayton McLane Jr.
Drayton McLane Jr.

Chairman of McLane Group and the former CEO of the Houston Astros Baseball Club

Frank Newport
Frank Newport

Editor-in-chief of The Gallup Poll

Dame Marjorie Scardino
Dame Marjorie Scardino

First woman on Twitter's Board of Directors, and current board chairwoman of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Bob Simpson
Bob Simpson

Co-chairman of the Texas Rangers and co-Founder of XTO energy

Joel Allison
Joel Allison

President and CEO of Baylor Health Care System

Tom Horton
Tom Horton

Chairman, President and CEO of AMR Corp. and American Airlines, Inc.

Ray Perryman
Ray Perryman

Founder and CEO of The Perryman Group; nominated for 2005 Nobel Prize in Economics

Nancy Richards
Nancy Richards

Founder and Chairman of First Preston HT

Clifton Robinson
Clifton Robinson

CEO and Chairman of Robinson Media Co., LLC

Gordon Teal
Gordon Teal

Developer of the first silicon transistor

Bill Townsend
Bill Townsend

A founder of the Web search engine Lycos, Inc.

Jim L. Turner
Jim L. Turner

Former CEO of Dr Pepper/Seven Up Bottling Group

Political and Judicial

Anh
Anh "Joseph" Cao

First Vietnamese American elected to Congress

Jennifer Elrod
Jennifer Elrod

Judge, United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

Leon Jaworski
Leon Jaworski

Baylor Law School, special prosecutor during the Watergate scandal and one of the first partners of the major international law firm Fulbright & Jaworski

Craig Lewis
Craig Lewis

Former national president of the American Board of Trial Advocates

Priscilla Owen
Priscilla Owen

Judge, United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit

Tom Phillips
Tom Phillips

Chief Justice of Texas Supreme Court (1988-2004)

Bob Bullock
Bob Bullock

Lt. Governor of Texas 1991-1999

Trey Gowdy
Trey Gowdy

United States House of Representatives (South Carolina)

Rand Paul
Rand Paul

United States Senator for Kentucky

William S. Sessions
William S. Sessions

Former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (1987-1993)

Michelle Smith
Michelle Smith

Federal Reserve Chief of Staff

Thomas Walter Umphrey
Thomas Walter Umphrey

Senior managing partner at Provost and Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont

John Eddie Williams
John Eddie Williams

Managing partner of Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas Law Firm L.L.P. of Houston

Media/Entertainment

Michael Brandt
Michael Brandt

Co-author of the movies "Wanted," "3:10 to Yuma" and "2 Fast, 2 Furious"

David Burrows
David Burrows

Film and television producer, director and writer

Jess Cagle
Jess Cagle

Editor of People Magazine

Richelle Carey
Richelle Carey

Al Jazeera America anchor

David Crowder
David Crowder

Award-winning Christian recording artist

Phil Driscoll
Phil Driscoll

Grammy-winning trumpet player

Jeff Dunham
Jeff Dunham

Award-winning ventriloquist and comedian

Derek Haas
Derek Haas

Co-author of the movies "Wanted," "3:10 to Yuma" and "2 Fast, 2 Furious"

John Lee Hancock
John Lee Hancock

Director of "Saving Mr. Banks" and director/writer of "The Blind Side"

Angela Kinsey
Angela Kinsey

Actress, The Office

Steven Stucky
Steven Stucky

Recipient of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Music

Hal C. Wingo
Hal C. Wingo

Former senior editor of Life magazine and a founder of People magazine

Trey Wingo
Trey Wingo

Host of ESPN's NFL Live and NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament

Dave Campbell
Dave Campbell

Founder and publisher, Texas Football Magazine

Jimmy Chiang
Jimmy Chiang

Vienna Boys Choir Kapellmeister

Thomas Harris
Thomas Harris

Best-selling author of Silence of the Lambs

Athletes

Robert Griffin III
Robert Griffin III

2011 Heisman Trophy Winner, 2012 NFL Rookie of the Year, 2012 Pro Bowl Selection, QB for the Washington Redskins

Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson

Olympic gold medalist

David Murphy
David Murphy

Cleveland Indians outfielder

Mike Singletary
Mike Singletary

NFL Hall of Famer and former NFL head coach, San Francisco, Minnesota Vikings LB Coach and Special Assistant to the Head Coach

J.D. Walton
J.D. Walton

Center for the New York Giants

Jeremy Wariner
Jeremy Wariner

Olympic gold medalist

Sophia Young
Sophia Young

All-Star forward for the San Antonio Silver Stars

Jody Conradt
Jody Conradt

Hall of Fame women's basketball coach at the University of Texas, 1986 national champion, first women's basketball collegiate coach to reach 700 wins

Brittney Griner
Brittney Griner

National champion, two-time AP national player of the year, two-time Wade Trophy recipient, 1st pick overall in 2013 WNBA Draft

Melvin Hunt
Melvin Hunt

2007 NBA Finals participant - assistant coach, Denver Nuggets

Dennis Lindsey
Dennis Lindsey

General Manager of the Utah Jazz

Phil Taylor
Phil Taylor

2011 1st Round NFL Draft Pick, DL for the Cleveland Browns

Ekpe Udoh
Ekpe Udoh

Milwaukee Bucks power forward

Jimmy Walker
Jimmy Walker

American professional golfer on the PGA Tour

Terrance Williams
Terrance Williams

2013 3rd Round NFL Draft Pick, WR for the Dallas Cowboys

Kendall Wright
Kendall Wright

2012 1st Round NFL Draft Pick, WR for the Tennessee Titans