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List of San Antonio, Texas people

Below follows a comprehensive list of notables of San Antonio, Texas.



Notable mayors


Motion pictures & television

Other San Antonio celebrities







Track & field

Professional rodeo

Music industry




Civic leaders

Prominent businessmen

  • Elmer Doolin, founder of The Frito Company and Frito Corn Chips; started his San Antonio company by purchasing the rights to then unknown corn chip product from a small San Antonio cafe owner.
  • Eugene Omar "E. O." Goldbeck, pioneer photographer who became known for his panoramic photographs, born and lived in San Antonio
  • John T. Floore, original owner of John T. Floore's Country Store in Helotes, Texas, booked Ernest Tubb, Ray Price, Buck Owens and Willie Nelson into his outdoor dance hall; legendary manager/showman of Interstate Theatre Circuit's Majestic Theatre in downtown San Antonio; promoted many star-studded Hollywood premieres in San Antonio; Floore is mentioned in Willie Nelson's song, Shotgun Willie.
  • Sam Lucchese, owner of Lucchese Boots, bootmaker of the Texas Aggies and Hollywood celebrities such John Wayne who wore Lucchese boots exclusively until the day he died.
  • Gerald Lyda, founder and president of Lyda Inc. and Lyda Constructors, Inc.; owner of 320,000 acre La Escalera Ranch in Texas; former owner of Ladder Ranch in Sierra County, New Mexico
  • H. B. "Pat" Zachry, founder of San Antonio-based H. B. Zachry Company which grew to be one of nation's largest construction firms.

Hill Country residents

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