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Ray Farabee Ray Farabee
Full Name: Kenneth Ray Farabee
Date of birth: November 22, 1932
Date of death: November 20, 2014

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 30 Jan 8, 1985 - Mar 4, 1988 70th (1)   69th (2)   Democrat Wichita Falls / Wichita Senate President Pro Tempore (69th)   Archer, Baylor, Callahan, Childress, Clay, Cooke, Cottle, Denton, Dickens, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Grayson, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Jones, Kent, King, Knox, Mitchell, Montague, Motley, Scurry, Shackelford, Stonewall, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Young
S 30 Jan 11, 1983 - Jan 8, 1985 68th (3)   Democrat Wichita Falls / Wichita   Archer, Baylor, Callahan, Childress, Clay, Cooke, Cottle, Denton, Dickens, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Grayson, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Jones, Kent, King, Knox, Mitchell, Montague, Motley, Scurry, Shackelford, Stonewall, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Young
S 30 Jan 9, 1979 - Jan 11, 1983 67th   66th   Democrat Wichita Falls / Wichita   Archer, Baylor, Briscoe, Callahan, Childress, Clay, Cottle, Dickens, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Hale, Hall, Hardeman, Haskell, Howard, Jones, Kent, King, Knox, Mitchell, Motley, Nolan, Scurry, Shackelford, Stonewall, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger
S 30 Jan 14, 1975 - Jan 9, 1979 65th   64th   Democrat Wichita Falls / Wichita   Archer, Baylor, Briscoe, Callahan, Childress, Clay, Cottle, Dickens, Fisher, Floyd, Foard, Hale, Hall, Hardeman, Haskell, Howard, Jones, Kent, King, Knox, Mitchell, Motley, Nolan, Scurry, Shackelford, Stonewall, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger
(1) In Senate, Steven Carriker, in special election 8/13/1988, sworn 8/25/1988, succeeded K. Ray Farabee, resigned 3/4/1988. Carriker's first Senate session was 71st Regular. In House, David Counts, in special election 11/8/1988, sworn 11/29/1988, succeeded Steven A. Carriker, elected to Senate 8/13/1988. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) 69th Legislature - Senate President Pro Tempore, Regular Session, elected 1/8/1985. Senate Journal.
(3) 68th Legislature - Drawing for Terms of Office, 3/17/1983, p. 495. Drew 2-year term (also see message from President, p. 467). Senate Journal.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Selected Newspaper articles
Biographical Sketches
  • Mentioned in FARABEE, HELEN JANE REHBEIN (1934-1988). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. The Senators of Texas, 64th Session, 1975.
  • Memorial biographical sketch and photo. A State of Remembrance, 2015.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 66th Legislature, 1979.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 67th Legislature, 1981.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 68th Legislature, 1983.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 69th Legislature, 1985.
  • Biographical sketch and photo. Texas Senate, 70th Legislature, 1987.
  • Texas Monthly's Best and Worst Legislators
  • Named one of 'The Best'. Best and Worst Legislators 1981.
  • Named one of 'The Best'. Best and Worst Legislators 1977.
  • Named 'Honorable Mention'. Best and Worst Legislators 1975.
  • Named one of 'The Best'. Best and Worst Legislators 1987.
  • Named one of 'The Best'. Best and Worst Legislators 1985.
  • Named one of 'The Best'. Best and Worst Legislators 1983.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Ray Farabee, 64th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ray Farabee, 65th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ray Farabee, 66th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ray Farabee, 67th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ray Farabee, 68th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ray Farabee, 69th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Ray Farabee, 70th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 64th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, south wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 65th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, west wall. GE.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 66th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, west wall. GE.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 67th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, west wall. GE.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 68th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, west wall. GE.L1). State Preservation Board.
  • 69th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • 70th session composite photo of Senate members (Ground floor corridor, north wall. GE.C1). State Preservation Board.
  • Other Resources
  • Memorial, March 2015, p. 238. Texas Bar Journal.
  • "Former Senator, UT Counsel Ray Farabee Passes Away," 11/20/2014. Texas Tribune.
  • "Farabee Sets Out as Lone Democrat," 11/5/1998. Relatives: Ray Farabee - father, David Farabee - son. Wichita Falls Times Record News.
  • Farabee, Kenneth Ray. Texas State Cemetery.
  • Committee Informationtop
    70th R.S. - 1987
    Administration, Special  
    AIDS, Legislative Task Force on  
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Criminal Justice  
    Finance  
    Judiciary, Select, Interim  
    Juvenile Justice System, Select  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    Substance Abuse Treatment Delivery  
    Workers Compensation, Select (Co-Chair) 
    69th R.S. - 1985
    Administration, Special  
    Cogeneration, Special (Co-Chair) 
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Criminal Justice  
    Finance  
    Higher Education, Select  
    Liability Insurance and Tort Law and Procedure  
    Merit Selection of Judges, Committee of 100 for the  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    68th R.S. - 1983
    Committee of the Whole Senate  
    Committee of the Whole Senate, Subcommittee on Organization and Management (Chair) 
    Finance  
    Fiscal Policy, Select  
    Judiciary, Select (Chair) 
    Jurisprudence  
    Jurisprudence Subcommittee on Civil Matters  
    Rules, Special  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    State Properties, Special  
    67th R.S. - 1981
    Finance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Jurisprudence Subcommittee on Criminal Matters  
    New Federalism, Task Force  
    Public Education, Select  
    Redistricting, Subcommittee of the Committee of the Whole Senate, Special  
    Redistricting, Subcommittee of the Committee of the Whole Senate, Special Legislative Panel  
    State Affairs (Chair) 
    66th R.S. - 1979
    Finance  
    Jurisprudence (Chair) 
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy (Vice Chair) 
    65th R.S. - 1977
    Faculty Workload Requirements  
    Finance  
    Finance Interim Subcommittee on Juvenile Crime  
    Jurisprudence  
    Jurisprudence Subcommittee on Civil Matters (Vice Chair) 
    Jurisprudence Subcommittee on Workmen's Compensation (Chair) 
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy  
    Organizational Structure and Operation of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, Special  
    64th R.S. - 1975
    Finance  
    Jurisprudence  
    Jurisprudence Subcommittee on Civil Matters (Vice Chair) 
    Natural Resources  
    Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy  
    Texas Coastal and Marine Council  
    Texas Constitution  
     

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