Ralph Yarborough

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Ralph Webster Yarborough (June 8, 1903 - January 27, 1996) was a Texas Democratic politician who served in the United States Senate from 1957 to 1971 and was a leader of the progressive or liberal wing of his party. He was the only Southern senator to vote for all civil rights bills from 1957 to 1970, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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  • It is the only case on record of a man swimming toward a sinking ship.
    • On former Texas Governor John Connally's switch from Democratic to the Republican party in his bid for the Presidential nomination. Quoted in the Washington Post, 18 January 1988.

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