Hall of Fame Legends

2023 Induction Dinner

Save the Date
Thursday, November 2, 2023
Henry B. González Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas


NOMINATE A LEGEND

2023 Nomination Period:
November 16 – December 16, 2022

Please download and submit your completed nomination form to dcinadr@texasbusiness.org.


contact information

Email: mwalker@texasbusiness.org
Phone: 713-960-1820
Mail:  675 Bering Drive, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77057


Class of 2023 legends coming soon


nomination & voting process

The Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation was created in 1982 by a small group of Texans to focus awareness on the positive achievements made by outstanding business leaders in our State and honor their contributions in both business and community. Anyone can nominate an individual for the Texas Business Hall of Fame. Every year, twenty finalists are selected based on their business impact and the extent to which they have used their success to improve their state, national and global community. Our six inductees are elected on a ballot circulated to all living Texas Business Hall of Fame members. 


Hall of fame legends

2022

  • John Arnold
  • Ric Campo
  • Whitney Wolfe Herd
  • Thomas O. Hicks
  • Jeffery D. Hildebrand
  • Paul W. Hobby

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2020/2021

  • Mark Cuban
  • John Paul DeJoria
  • John C. Goff
  • Morton H. Meyerson
  • Gerald Smith
  • Randall Stephenson

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2019

  • Richard W. Fisher
  • George C. “Tim” Hixon 
  • Bill Miller Family
  • Kendra Scott
  • Robert F. Smith
  • Graham Weston

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2018

  • Albert Chao
  • Dorothy Chao Jenkins
  • James Chao
  • T.T. Chao
  • Ernest (Ernie) Cockrell
  • Jim Crane
  • Jim McIngvale 
  • David Weekley
  • Richard (Dick) Weekley
  • Patricia Will

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2017

  • Lucy Billingsley
  • David Bonderman
  • Forrest E. Hoglund
  • Stan Richards
  • Carl Sewell
  • Zale/Lipshy Families

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2016

  • Warren E. Buffett
  • Charles E. Cheever, Jr.
  • Dian Graves Stai
  • Gordon V. Hartman
  • Gary C. Kelly
  • Charles T. Munger
  • Dennert O. Ware 

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2015

  • Greg Armstrong
  • Woody L. Hunt
  • Michael C. Linn
  • Harry Pefanis
  • Grady Rosier
  • Dan Wolterman

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2014

  • Donald L. Evans
  • Gerald J. Ford
  • Douglas D. Hawthorne, FACHE
  • Trevor Rees-Jones
  • Harold C. Simmons
  • Kelcy Warren

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2013

  • Charlie Amato
  • Tom Dobson
  • Gary Dudley
  • Paul Foster
  • Joseph M. “Jody“ Grant
  • H-E-B
  • Rex W. Tillerson

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2012

  • Donald Adam          
  • Frank A. Bennack, Jr.
  • Douglas L. Foshee
  • John L. Nau, III
  • Todd Wagner

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2011

  • Barry G. Andrews    
  • Colleen Barrett
  • Lee Roy Mitchell
  • Ross Perot, Jr.
  • Welcome Wilson, Sr.

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2010

  • Carlos Alvarez
  • Robert Duncan
  • W.A. “Monty“ Moncrief
  • W.A. “Tex“ Moncrief, Jr.
  • Harvey E. Najim

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2009

  • James T. Hackett
  • Philip Romano
  • Jerry L. Susser
  • Sam J. Susser
  • Sam L. Susser
  • Martha Fuller Turner

2008

  • Dick Evans
  • Mike A. Myers
  • Glen E. Roney
  • Kern Wildenthal, MD, PhD

2007

  • Tom Benson
  • Dr. James R. Leininger
  • Paul J. Sarvadi
  • Clayton W. Williams, Jr.

2006

  • Joe B. Foster
  • Dennis E. Nixon
  • Lee R. Raymond
  • Corbin J. Robertson, Jr.
  • Jeff Sandefer

2005

  • Walter E. Johnson
  • Jerry Jones
  • T. Boone Pickens
  • Vin Prothro
  • Tim Word

2004

  • Tilman J. Fertitta
  • Matt F. Gorges
  • Peter Holt
  • Rosemary E. Kowalski
  • Lowell H. Lebermann, Jr.

2003

  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Allen J. Becker
  • Dan L. Duncan
  • Reese M. Rowling
  • Robert B. Rowling

2002

  • Robert J. Allison, Jr.
  • Louis A. Beecherl, Jr.
  • William E. “Bill” Greehey
  • Lee William “Bill” McNutt, Jr.
  • Robert D. Rogers

2001

  • Stanford J. Alexander
  • Rod Canion
  • Don D. Jordan
  • Charles L. “Chuck” Watson

2000

  • Henry C. Beck, Jr.
  • Al Casey
  • A.R. “Tony” Sanchez, Jr.
  • Roger Staubach
  • H.B. Zachry, Jr.
  • H.B. Zachry, Sr.

1999

  • President George H.W. Bush
  • Tom Friedkin
  • The Caroline Rose Hunt Family
  • L. Lowry Mays
  • Louis M. Pearce, Jr.
  • Eckhard Pfeiffer

1998

  • Mary Crowley
  • Michael Dell
  • Harold Hook
  • S. Roger Horchow
  • Red McCombs

1997

  • J.S. Abercrombie
  • Lamar Hunt
  • Robert C. McNair, Sr.
  • Fayez Sarofim
  • Edward E. Whitacre, Jr.

1996

  • Ebby Halliday Acers
  • Anne Windfohr Marion
  • Harry K. Smith
  • William T. Solomon
  • Lionel Sosa

1995

  • Joe L. Albritton
  • Governor Dolph Briscoe
  • Joe M. Dealey
  • Robert W. Decherd
  • William Stamps Farish
  • W. Carloss Morris
  • Stewart Morris
  • James M. Moroney, Jr.

1994

  • Comer J. Cottrell
  • Charles G. Cullum
  • Robert B. Cullum
  • John P. Harbin
  • George P. Mitchell
  • John V. Roach

1993

  • Aron S. Gordon
  • The Kruse Family
  • Robert M. Luby
  • Robert R. Onstead
  • Ambassador Robert S. Strauss
  • Ben Taub

1992

  • The Baird Family
  • Roy M. Huffington
  • Ray L. Hunt
  • Drayton McLane, Jr.
  • W. Ray Wallace

1991

  • John F. Baugh
  • Gordon A. Cain
  • Governor William P. Clements, Jr.
  • Thomas C. Frost
  • Howard R. Hughes, Jr.
  • Ben J. Rogers

1990

  • Jack S. Blanton
  • Norman Brinker
  • Edwin L. Cox
  • Cecil H. Green
  • Frank W. McBee, Jr.

1989

  • Albert B. Alkek
  • Perry R. Bass
  • Hugh Roy Cullen
  • Ben F. Love
  • McHenry Tichenor

1988

  • John S. Justin, Jr.
  • Herbert D. Kelleher
  • George Kozmetsky
  • Frank W. Mayborn
  • Henry S. Miller, Jr.

1987

  • Lloyd M. Bentsen, Sr.
  • Robert H. Dedman
  • Gerald D. Hines
  • General Robert F. McDermott
  • Robert A. Mosbacher, Sr.

1986

  • Mary Kay Ash
  • Amon Carter, Sr.
  • Ray Ellison
  • H.L. Hunt
  • Ross Perot

1985

  • Trammell Crow
  • Judge James Elkins, Sr.
  • Walter M. Mischer, Sr.
  • Eddy C. Scurlock
  • Gus S. Wortham

1984

  • Monroe Anderson
  • William Clayton
  • J.M. Haggar, Sr.
  • Oveta Culp Hobby
  • Stanley Marcus
  • Clint W. Murchison, Jr.
  • Sid Richardson
  • John Shary
  • Joe C. Thompson
  • Sam Young, Sr.
  • Joe Zeppa

1983

  • George R. Brown
  • Herman Brown
  • Jesse H. Jones
  • J. Erik Jonsson
  • Robert Kleberg, Jr.
  • L.F. McCollum
  • W.D. Noel
  • Charles Tandy
  • Arthur Temple