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ROBERTS, Herbert Ray (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 Agricultural and Mechanical College; 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.

East Texas State University Archives
Commerce, TX
Papers: 1962-1980. 50 feet.
Congressional papers and correspondence, including photographs and memorabilia.

Oral History: 6 hours.

Lyndon B. Johnson Library
Austin, TX
Papers: 1953-1961. 5 feet.
Chiefly concerning his service in state legislature. Finding aid in repository.

Oral History: June 9, 1975. 41 pages.
Retains copyright.

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