Our Greatest Dallasites competition continues with votes rolling in at a brisk pace. There’s plenty of time between now and Sept. 23, when we sound the closing bell, to vote to determine the top 100 most notable locals in the city’s history.
Today I decided to check in on how some intra-family races are shaping up. The biggest clan represented in the contest are the Hunts. As of 11 a.m. this morning, patriach H.L. Hunt ranks No. 41. He’s behind three of his children — Margaret Hunt Hill (16), Lamar Hunt (21), and Caroline Rose Hunt (39) — but he’s ahead of his granddaughter Lyda Hill (52) and son Ray (57). Those are the six of the seven family members who right now would finish in the top 100. The seventh Hunt, Swanee, is right now well out of the running, at No. 257.
Here’s the state of the other familial races:
- Former president George W. Bush (6) has a slight lead on his wife Laura (8), but is way out in front of daughter Jenna Bush Hager (216).
- H. Ross Perot (10) ranks far better than does his son Ross Jr. (131).
- Stevie Ray Vaughn (13) is far better regarded than his brother Jimmie (119).
- NorthPark Center developer Raymond Nasher (18) is doing well, and his daughter Nancy (50) is pretty solidly placed herself.
- Stanley Marcus (26) is outdoing both his father Herbert (51) and his aunt Carrie (63), though all three make Neiman Marcus well represented in the contest.
- Juliette Fowler (28) evidently left a much greater mark on Dallas than did her brother Junius “June” Peak(164).
- The late Norman Brinker (34) gets more credit from voters for his restaurant businesses than does his ex-wife Nancy (65) for founding the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
- Carl Fletcher (42) is outpacing his brother Neil (56), even though they share their claim to fame (corny dogs). I’m guessing it’s because we used a picture of a corn dog for Carl.
- John Stemmons Sr. (58) is beating out his dad Leslie (81), but Leslie got a highway named after him, so maybe he wouldn’t care.
- On the other hand, Trammell Crow (19) makes the top 20, while son Harlan (60) has a decent showing but is well behind.
- In the battle of the movie-star Wilson brothers, Owen (68) beats Luke (124). If you look at their career filmographies, it’s easy to see why.
- Kay Bailey Hutchison (77) is in the top 100, while her late husband Ray (136) is not.
- Liquid paper inventor Bette Nesmith Graham (101) has been on the bubble for most of the competition, but son Michael (196), a member of made-for-TV band the Monkees, has some catching up to do.
- The late Fred Baron (217) is ahead of his wife Lisa Blue Baron (223), though neither has come close yet to making the final list.
- How do you think Sam Wyly (268) feels about being outdone by his late brother Charles (243)?
- Looks like Martie Maguire (235) is the favored member of the Dixie Chicks, as her sister Emily sits at No. 258.
- In the other battle of musically inclined sisters, Jessica (242) beats out Ashlee (293), while neither looks like a top prospect.
Disagree with where any of these races sit now? Only one way to change it.