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Ralph Webster Yarborough, American lawyer, former senator. Bar: Texas 1927. Honorary fellow Postgraduate Center Mental Health, New York, 1965.


Yarborough, Ralph Webster was born on June 8, 1903 in Chandler, Texas, United States. Son of Charles Richard and Nannie Jane (Spear) Yarborough.


Student, United States Military Academy, 1 year. Student, Sam Houston State Teachers University. Bachelor of Laws, University Texas, 1927.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Lincoln College, 1965. Doctor of Laws, St. Edward's University, 1971.


Teacher public schools, Texas, 3 yrs;practiced law, El Paso, 1927-1931;assistant attorney general, Texas, 1931-1934;lecturer law, University Texas, 1935;judge, 53d Judicial District of Texas, 1936-1941;presiding judge, 53d Judicial District of Texas (3d Administrative Judicial District), 1937-1940;United States senator from, Texas, 1957-1971;sole practice, Austin, Texas, 1971-1996;associate professor political science, University Texas at Arlington, 1975. Member of the United States Congress delegation 51st Inter-Parliamentary Union Conference, Brasilia, Brazil, 1962, Dublin, Ireland, 1965, Canberra, Australia, 1966, Teheran, Iran, 1966, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 1967, Lima, Peru, 1968, Vienna, Austria, 1969, Delhi, India, 1969, The Hague, Netherlands, 1970. Member Texas Constitutional Revision Commission, 1973-1974.


  • Bar: Texas 1927.


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  • Other Work

    • Contributor to: Lincoln for the Ages, 1964, Texas Avenue at Main Street, 1964. Author: Frank Dobie. Man and Friend, 1967.

      Foreword Three Men in Texas, 1967, The Public Lands of Texas, 1972, Carrascolendas: Bilingual Education Through Television, 1974.


Hell is a real place existing outside of God—an eternal separation between soul and God. Hell was created originally for Satan and his devils as a place of incredible torment.


Christians acting as the salt of the earth and the light of the world have a responsibility to engage their culture, including participating in the political process.


Every Christians should study the Bible that contains a variety of inspirational and thoughtful ideas in the field of history, law, and poetry.


Board directors Lower Colorado River Authority, 1935-1936, State Board Law Examiners, 1947-1951. Member Texas State Library and Archives Commission, 1983. Past member Abraham Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission.

Past member executive board National Civil War Centennial Commission. Past member board directors Gallaudet College Served as lieutenant colonel Army of the United States, 1943-1946, Europe, Japan. Member American Bar Association, El Paso Bar Association, Travis County Bar Association (past president), Association Trial Lawyers American, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, American Law Institute, State Bar Texas (past director), Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Order of Coif, Acacia, Phi Delta Phi.

Lodges: Masons, Shriners.


Married Opal Catherine Warren, June 30, 1928. 1 son, Richard Warren.

Charles Richard Yarborough

Nannie Jane (Spear) Yarborough

Opal Catherine Warren