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Lamar University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1923 as South Park Junior College, renamed Lamar College in 1923, promotion to four-year institution as Lamar State College of Technology in 1949, and finally in 1971 renamed to Lamar University. Incorporated into the Texas State University System in 1995.

Location:
Beaumont, TX

Founding Date:
17-Sep-1923

Enrollment:
8661

Official Website:
http://www.lamar.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
G. W. Bailey
Actor
27-Aug-1945   Harris in Police Academy
Phyllis Davis
Actor
17-Jul-1940   Beatrice Travis on Vega$
Janis Joplin
Singer
19-Jan-1943 4-Oct-1970 Ball and Chain (Piece of My Heart)
Nick Lampson
Politician
14-Feb-1945   Former Congressman from Texas
Kevin Millar
Baseball
24-Sep-1971   Baltimore Orioles
Bum Phillips
Football
29-Sep-1923   Coach of the Houston Oilers, New Orleans Saints
Wayne A. Reaud
Attorney
29-Sep-1947   Partner, Reaud, Morgan & Quinn
Karen Silkwood
Victim
19-Feb-1946 13-Nov-1974 Nuclear whistleblower
Dan F. Smith
Business
c. 1947   CEO of Lyondell Chemical, 1996-2008
William L. Thacker
Business
c. 1945   Texas Eastern Products Pipeline Co.

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Nick Lampson
Politician
14-Feb-1945   Former Congressman from Texas

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jesse Martin Combs
Politician
7-Jul-1889 21-Aug-1953 Congressman from Texas, 1945-53
Wayne A. Reaud
Attorney
29-Sep-1947   Partner, Reaud, Morgan & Quinn


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