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Yale Lary

Yale Lary
Full Name: Robert Yale Lary
Birth date: November 24, 1930
Death date: May 12, 2017

Terms of Service

  • House, 57th (1) Legislature
    1/11/1961 - 1/8/1963
  • House, 56th Legislature
    1/13/1959 - 1/10/1961
(1) Not present at organization of the House 1/10/1961. Oath of office administered 1/11/1961, p. 23. House Journal .

Biographical Notes and Resources

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries


Other Resources

  • Mentioned in chapter on "Playing Politics," Football's Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of the Great Game's Outrageous Characters, Fortunate Fumbles, and Other Oddities. "Hall of Fame defensive back Yale Lary of the Detroit Lions was elected to the Texas legislature in 1958 while he was still active as a player." Google Books .
  • "Finds Terms Unsuitable" (under "Randall Nine Continues Hot"), The Bend Bulletin, 7/13/1961, p. 2. "Yale Lary, a member of the Texas state legislature," football player for Detroit Lions. Google News .
  • United States Army, 1954-1955. Obituary, "Aggies' NFL Hall of Famer Yale Lary Dead at 86," 5/13/2017. Houston Chronicle .
  • Yale Lary (Robert Yale Lary) biographical sketch, football statistics, career capsule, photos. Birth date 11/24/1930 in Fort Worth. Pro Football Hall of Fame 2010.

Committee Information

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