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Famous People from Dickens County, Texas

Clint Formby

Clint Formby, "The Old Philosoper"
Clint Formby was a renowned radio broadcaster called the "Old Philosopher". He was born in McAdoo, Dickens County, Texas on December 6, 1923. He attended school  and graduated from McAdoo High School in Dickens County  in 1942, where he played basketball, tennis and was quarterback on the six-man football team. 

He was Texas Tech's  Number One Student In 1949 and later the only person to have held the offices of Texas Tech student body president, Board of Regents chairman, and president of the Ex-Students Association.

Formby began working for his Uncle Marshall's KPAN AM radio station in Hereford for $47.50 a week. Formby's was the first voice carried on the new radio station when it went on the air on August 4, 1948.

He soon became partners with his uncle and eventually bought him out. He owned or was affiliated with radio stations across Texas including outlets in Floydada, Tulia, Levelland, Andrews, Snyder, Seminole, Tyler, Seminole, Huntsville, Temple, and Marshall. Formby's Monday-Saturday program, called the "Day-By-Day Philosopher" marked its 60th year on the air in 2010. It was the longest-running daily radio broadcast by an individual in America.

Clint Formby died of cancer July 31, 2010 at the age of 86. He is buried in Hereford Texas where he lived the last years of his life.

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