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Texas Beta ‘68

Businessman

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Texas beta ‘57

Former U.S. Secretary of State

Thomas Harper, III

Tom Harper started in commercial banking in 1969 in New York City and spent 13 years at executive levels with major banks in NYC and Houston, Texas. Mr. Harper graduated in 1968 with a degree in Finance. While at UT he became a member of Texas Beta and also a UT Football Letterman. Since 2005 he has served as President of the UT Phi Endowment Fund and Housing Corporation of Texas Beta.

James Baker

James A. Baker, III served as the nation’s 61st Secretary of State from January 1989 through August 1992 under President George H.W. Bush. During his tenure at the State Department, Secretary Baker traveled to 90 foreign countries as the United States confronted the unprecedented challenges and opportunities of the post–Cold War era.

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Texas beta ‘53

Actor

Dabney Coleman

For twenty years, Dabney Coleman has appeared mostly in one type of role: a smarmy selfish, nervous person mostly with money that is out for himself, mostly. The fact is he did such a good job in this type of part he has made a career of it in film. He has won one Primetime Emmy Award from six nominations and one Golden Globe Award from three nominations.

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Texas Beta ‘98

Politician

Tom Connally

Thomas Terry "Tom" Connally was an American politician, who represented Texas in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives, as a member of the Democratic Party. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1917 to 1929, and in the U.S. Senate from 1929 to 1953.

 
 
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Texas beta ‘70

Diplomat

Tom Schieffer

John Thomas Schieffer is an American diplomat and entrepreneur who served as U.S. Ambassador to Australia from 2001 to 2005 and as U.S. Ambassador to Japan from 2005 to 2009. Schieffer is the founder and President of Envoy International, a consulting firm that provides a wide range of services to clients with international interest. Schieffer is also a keynote speaker on international issues, trade, the global economy, leadership, and organizational management.