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Earle CABELL

(1906-1975)

CABELL, Earle, a Representative from Texas; born on a farm, south of Trinity River in Dallas County, Tex., October 27, 1906; graduated from North Dallas High School in 1925; attended Texas A. & M. and Southern Methodist University; in 1932 with two brothers organized Cabell’s, Inc. (dairies and convenience stores) and became president and chairman of the board; engaged in banking and investments; elected mayor of Dallas May 1961 and reelected in 1963, serving until his resignation February 3, 1964, to be a candidate for Congress; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth and to the three succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965-January 3, 1973); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1972 to the Ninety-third Congress; retired and returned to Dallas where he died September 24, 1975; interment in Restland Memorial Park.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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