Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
CABELL, Earle (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.

Southern Methodist University
DeGolyer Library
Dallas, TX
Papers: 1950-1975, 133 cubic feet.
The papers of Earle Cabell contain correspondence, business papers, legislative, campaign and mayoral files, speeches, photographs and related printed matter. The bulk of the collection pertains to his years as mayor (1961-63) and as a congressman (1864-72). Also includes the files of Sid Pietzch, Cabell's campaign manager, some family correspondence, personal papers, and genealogical material. An inventory is available in the library.


University of North Texas
Special Collections, Willis Library
Denton, TX
Oral History: 1974, 335 leaves.
Interviews with Earle Cabell concerning his experiences as a dairyman, a former mayor of Dallas, and a former member of the United States House of Representatives. Cabell discusses his early family history, the rise of the Cabell Brothers in the dairy business, his term as mayor of Dallas (1961-1965), the Kennedy assassination, and his term in the U.S. House of Representatives (1965-1973). The interviews were conducted on March 21, April 3, June 14, and October 2, 9 and 16.


University of Pennsylvania
Special Collections, Van Pelt Library
Philadelphia, PA
Papers: 1963, 1 item.
Correspondence between Earle Cabell and Marian Anderson, 1963.

  • Ralph Nader Congress Project. Citizens Look at Congress: Earle Cabell, Democratic Representative from Texas. Washington, D. C.: Grossman Publishers, 1972.