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Yarborough, Ralph Webster

Born: 1903 AD
Died: 1996 AD
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US Democratic politician

 

Senator from Texas 1957-1971

 

sponsor of National Defense Education Act 1958 (1st federal legislation to allocate government funds to general education)

 

was riding in procession in automobile with Lyndon Johnson during assassination of John F. Kennedy 1963

 

only Southern Congressman to vote in favor of Civil Rights Act of 1964

 

chairman of Senate Labor and Public Welfare Committee 1969-1971