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Reby Cary served Fort Worth in Legislature

Posted June 3, 2016

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Reby Cary, one of Fort Worth’s most recognized statesmen, was born in 1920 and educated raised in Fort Worth. He graduated from I.M. Terrell High School in 1937 and from Prairie View A&M University in 1941.

Cary served in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1942-1945. Afterward, he taught at Dunbar High School and later at the University of Texas at Arlington.

Among his many civic duties in the Fort Worth area, Cary served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1979-1985. In this photograph taken in February of 1980, Cary speaks to fellow members of the House.

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