Some Generals Who Stand Out   

There have been 52 graduating classes and more than 23,000 people graduate from Robert E. Lee over the years. Our alumni roll is filled with doctors, attorneys, CEOs, CFOs, athletes, musicians,  media, teachers, PhDs, and well, you get the picture.

We’re compiling a list of some those folks who stand out even in a crowded crowd, so here is a partial list of famous Generals. To submit a name for consideration, CLICK HERE.


Omar Afra, . founder Free Press and Summer Fest, entrepreneur

Justin Avery Anderson,  2005, creator and CEO of Anderson Trail, a granola-manufacturing company he founded his junior year in high school.

Rick Bass, 1976, writer/author

Al Bettis, 1971, guitarist/musician

Clay Dalhberg, 1965, Western artist, bronze sculptor

Richard Dowling, 1981, American Concert Pianist

Andy Fickman, 1982, movie, television and Broadway producer/director

Jeff Filgo, 1985, TV producer/screenplay writer

Phil Gammage, 1975,  musician

Peter Gardere, 1988, University of Texas quarterback, Canadian Football League

Billy Gibbons, 1968, ZZ Top (not to mention the Moving Sidewalks and Coachmen)

Edward “Ed” Gonzalez, 1987, Houston City Councilman; HPD (Homicide, Hostage negotiation)

Thad Grundy, 1971, former Deputy Asst. Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy

Melanie Hauser1971, sportswriter/author

Kathryn Lloyd Ketelsen, 1965,  Philanthropist, founder Project Grad

Susan Lewis King, 1970, Texas state representative, Abilene

John Kolius, 1969, Olympic Silver medalist, 1976, Soling. World Class sailor.

Ronnie Laws, 1968, Jazz musician

Randy Lemmon, 1980, radio personality, KTRH

Jordan Levin, (attended Lee, graduated New Trier HS, Chicago 1985), Founding partner/CEO of Generate; youngest CEO in broadcast history (WB network).

David Lubeski, 1964, former Associated Press Broadcast Sports Director, former KTRH Sports Director

Suzanne McDaniel, 1970, victim’s rights pioneer, Harris County District Attorney’s office, deceased

Mike Quinn, 1992,  Quarterback, Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers

Robert K. Ritner, 1971, professor, one of the leading Egyptologists

Chip Rives, 1990, Producer, Texas Crew, ESPN’s 30-for-30 (Phi Slamma Jamma)

Steve Smyers, 1971, golf course architect

Richard Spence, 1987, former Asst. Secretary for Legislative Affairs, U.S. Small Business Administration

Sandy Stewart, 1975, singer/songwriter

Ron Stone, Jr., 1981, StoneFilms, author, reporter on KPRC-TV

Brad Tucker, 1971, President, Mustang Tractor; Chairman of the Board, Texas Children’s Hospital

Gib Walton, 1968, Past President, both State Bar of Texas and Houston Bar Association; partner, Hogan Lovells. (deceased, 2/7/2013. Here is his obituary.

Greg Watson, 1989, Vice President, Finance, Houston Texans and McNair Group

Stiles White, 1987, screenwriter

John P. White, 1991, actor

Loyd H. Wright , 1974, Harris County Judge, Probate Court 1

Bill Yeoman, 1969, Harris County Justice of the Peace, Pct. 5, retired