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Yancy, James Weldon II, 84; former Paul Quinn College president from 1939 to 1942 and a recognized African Methodist Episcopal Church historian; in Forrest City, Ark., Sept. 10, 1995.

Yarborough, Don, 83; liberal Democrat was three-time candidate for governor in the 1960s, his challenge to incumbent John Connally was one of the reasons President John F. Kennedy came to Texas in November 1963; in Houston, Sept. 23, 2009.

Sen. Ralph Yarborough
Ralph Yarborough.

Yarborough, Ralph, 92; longtime leading political liberal of Texas; from 1957 to 1970, the Chandler native served in the U.S. Senate where he sponsored the Cold War GI Bill; in Austin, Jan. 27, 1996.

Young, Albert, 82; sculptor who carved the “Texas Heroes” on the Hall of State at Fair Park in Dallas; in Dallas, July 13, 1994.

Young, John A., 85; Democratic congressman from Corpus Christi for 22 years until 1978, and former Nueces County judge and prosecutor; in Virginia, Jan. 22, 2002.

Youngblood, Guadalupe “Lupe” Jr., 55; South Texas political activist in the 1960s and 70s, former state chairman of La Raza Unida Party; lecturer in Mexican-American studies at several colleges; in Robstown, Feb. 4, 2002.

 

Zale, Morris Bernard “MB,” 93; Russian immigrant who built the world’s largest retail jewelry chain; in Dallas, March 8, 1995.

Zale, Stanley, 71; executive in the family jewelry business, civic leader was founder of the Autistic Society of Dallas and president of the Northeast Texas Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Jan. 17, 2004.

Zale, Sylvia, 90; philanthropist, wife of co-founder of Zale Jewelry Co.; in Dallas, Nov. 9, 2000.

Zapalac, Willie, 89; 1946 Aggie football captain, assistant to Bear Bryant with the Junction Boys in the mid-1950s, also coached with Darrell Royal and Bum Phillips; in Austin, May 18, 2010.

Zientek, Marion P., 57; longtime editor of the Texas Catholic Herald (1971 to 1997) which reached a circulation of 185,000 during his tenure; of a heart attack, in Houston, March 1, 1999.

Zigler, Zig, 86; nationally known motivational speaker who began in New York as a Dale Carnegie instructor, moved to Dallas in 1968; in Plano, Nov. 28, 2012.

TV newsman Marvin Zindler
Marvin Zindler.

Zimmerman, Brian, 24; former “boy mayor” of Crabb who attracted worldwide attention at age 11; of a heart attack in Houston, Sept. 20, 1996.

Zindler, Marvin, 85; flamboyant Houston TV personality, newsman and longtime consumer advocate, his crusade against the Chicken Ranch in La Grange became basis for the movie and Broadway play Best Little Whorehouse in Texas; in Houston, July 29, 2007.

 




 

 

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