Farabee, Ray

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Kenneth Ray Farabee, known as Ray Farabee, was born in 1932 in Wichita Falls, Texas. After graduating with a Juris Doctor from the University of Texas at Austin, he had a private law practice in Wichita Falls. Farabee served in the Texas State Senate from 1975 to 1988 and authored 245 Senate bills that became law. Recognized as one of the state’s best legislators, he championed the Texas Natural Death Act, supported a limitation on medical malpractice in Texas, and increased child support for state employees. In 1988, he became general counsel for the University of Texas. After retiring in 2000, he continued to serve UT as an executive assistant to the chancellor. Farabee published an autobiography, Ray Farabee: Making It Through the Night and Beyond: A Memoir in 2009.

Source: “Kenneth Farabee.” Texas State Cemetery.(accessed December 16, 2010) http://www.cemetery.state.tx.us/pub/user_form.asp?pers_id=7169

From the guide to the Ray Farabee Papers, 1836-1987, 2009, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

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associatedWith Clements, William P., 1917- person
associatedWith Jester, Beauford Halbert, 1893-1949 person
associatedWith Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 person
associatedWith Moody, Daniel James, 1893-1966 person
associatedWith Runnels, Hardin Richard, 1820-1873 person
associatedWith Shivers, Allan, 1907-1985 person
associatedWith Smith, Preston, 1912- person
associatedWith Stevenson, Coke R. (Coke Robert), 1888-1975 person
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associatedWith Yarborough, Ralph Webster, 1903-1996 person
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Wichita Falls (Tex.)
Texas. Legislature. Senate.


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