Tom Buffington

Tom Buffington (born January 3, 1945) is an American businessman who lives in Austin, Texas. Tom is the father of Kimberly Buffington, wife of Dennis Quaid. Tom Buffington was born on January 3, 1945, in Newport, Arkansas, to Dewey Buffington and Nora Franklin (née Armstrong) Buffington. Tom was the youngest of four boys and as a young boy spent time helping his father put up real estate signs on his properties. Tom attended Swanee Prep Academy where he lettered in both football and basketball. From there, Tom then went to the University of Arkansas where he majored in business. Buffington moved to Austin in 1968 after graduating from university and began his career in 1969 as a salesman for Nash Phillips Copus (NPC). NPC was an Austin based national homebuilding company which eventually grew into the largest private homebuilder in the Southern United States. Tom rose through the ranks at NPC to eventually become president of NPC's Austin and Central Texas Division in 1980. In 1987, Tom started his own homebuilding company, Buffington Homes, which went on to become the second largest homebuilding company in Austin, Texas.

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Date of birth
January 3rd, 1945


1. University of Arkansas Organization

The University of Arkansas (often shortened to U of A, UARK, or just UA) is a public, co-educational, land-grant, space-grant, research university. It is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a research university with very high research activity. It is the flagship campus of the University of Arkansas System and is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Founded as Arkansas Industrial University in 1871, its present name was adopted in 1899 and classes were first held on January 22, 1872. It is noted for its strong architecture, agriculture (particularly animal science and poultry science), business, communication disorders, creative writing, history, law, and Middle Eastern studies programs.

Institution info

Type University
2012. 780 mil. $
2010. 673 mil. $
Institution colors
425 Administration Building, 72701 - Fayetteville, Arkansas
2013. 21,083
2012. 20,350
2010. 17,247
2009. 15,835
2013. 3,904
2012. 3,777
2010. 4,158
Acceptance rate
2012. 63.5 %
2010. 61.0 %
Local tuition
2013. 6.35 K $
2011. 7.17 K $
2010. 6.77 K $
2009. 6.46 K $
2008. 6.4 K $
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People attended University of Arkansas connected by profession and/or age

b. 1949., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1942., American Football Player
b. 1950., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1947., Writer
b. 1946., Country Artist
b. 1945., Tribal chief
b. 1946., Politician
b. 1944., Military Person


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