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Herbert Ray ROBERTS

(1913-1992)

ROBERTS, Herbert Ray, a Representative from Texas; born in Collin County, near McKinney, Tex., March 28, 1913; graduated from McKinney High School, McKinney, Tex.; attended Texas A.&M. University; attended North Texas State University; attended University of Texas; United States Navy, 1942-1945; active duty in the Korean conflict; United States Naval Reserve; staff for Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn of Texas, Washington, D.C., 1941-1942; businessman; farmer; member of the Texas state senate, 1955-1962, president pro tempore, 1961; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-seventh Congress, by special election, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of United States Representative Sam Rayburn, and reelected to the nine succeeding Congresses (January 30, 1962-January 3, 1981); chair, Committee on Veterans’ Affairs (Ninety-fourth through Ninety-sixth Congresses); not a candidate for reelection to the Ninety-seventh Congress in 1980; died on April 13, 1992, in Denton, Tex.

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

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