Dan Rather – CBS News Anchor

on August 17, 2003

CBS news anchor Dan Rather was born in Wharton (pop. 9,237) in 1931, and began his journalism career in 1950 as an Associated Press reporter in Huntsville (pop. 35,078). In 1992, the frame house in which he was born was moved to the Wharton County Historical Museum, and in 1994, Sam Houston State University in Huntsville (his alma mater) named its journalism and communications building after him.

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