Yale Lary

Yale Lary

Full Name: Robert Yale Lary
Date of birth: November 24, 1930
Date of death: May 12, 2017

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 60-1 Jan 11, 1961 - Jan 8, 1963 57th (1)   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant
H 60-1 Jan 13, 1959 - Jan 10, 1961 56th   Democrat Fort Worth / Tarrant   Tarrant

(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 top

Selected Newspaper articles

Resolutions and Journal entries

Biographical Sketches

  • 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.

Military Service Notes

  • United States Army, 1954-1955. Obituary, "Aggies' NFL Hall of Famer Yale Lary Dead at 86," 5/13/2017. Houston Chronicle.

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.


  • Photograph. Yale Lary, 57th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Yale Lary, 56th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Yale Lary, 56th Legislature, Texas Yearbook, 56th Legislature

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

57th R.S. - 1961
Enrolled Bills  
Public Printing (Vice Chair) 
Texas Turnpike Authority Problems  
56th R.S. - 1959
Banks and Banking  
Municipal and Private Corporations  
State Affairs  

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