James Frank Dobie

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Birthday
26, 1888
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Sep 18, 1964 (75)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
26, 1888
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Sep 18, 1964 (75)

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About

Folklore writer and newspaper columnist who became famous for writing about traditional life in rural Texas.

Before Fame

He attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, where a professor introduced him to poetry and encouraged him to pursue a career as a writer.

Trivia

He played a major role in saving the Texas Longhorn cow from extinction.

Family Life

He married Bertha McKee in 1916 after meeting her in college.

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Lyndon Johnson gave Dobie the Medal of Freedom four days before his death on September 14th.

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