Born: 1934, Not Texas (Wichita, KS)
Raised: (Wichita), Beaumont, San Antonio HS: Thomas Jefferson HS (San Antonio)
Jim Lehrer was born in Wichita, Kansas, and moved to Beaumont when he was twelve. "I decided I wanted to be a writer when I was living in Beaumont. I was a sophomore at French High School, and I wrote a paper about Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. My English teacher gave me an A and wrote in the left-hand corner: 'Jimmy, you are a very good writer.' It was that, plus the fact that I wanted to be a baseball player but wasn't very good.