Well Known Natives
Lady Bird Johnson (wife of President Johnson) was born and raised in Harrison County just north of Marshall. She later became the wife of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson although she was quite an accomplished woman in her own right. She received her famous nickname from the family maid, Cindy Gibson, who thought she was as pretty as a 'Lady Bird.' Mrs. Johnson also became very famous for her beautification program for Texas highways. For more information on Lady Bird Johnson.
George Foreman (two-time Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the world, an Olympic Boxing Champion in 1968) was also born in Marshall. He now has one of his homes and his training centre located just outside Marshall.