The Law: The Name's the Thing

What's in a name? For a politician —votes, that's what. The name Kennedy wins elections in Massachusetts; Taft does it in Ohio. In Illinois, Stevenson —coupled with Adlai, of course—is a good bet; and Brown breeds governors in California. But in Texas, the game of political names calls for a Yarborough, a cognomen that has meant liberal votes in the Lone Star State for a generation. Ralph Yarborough, 73, was in the Senate from 1957 to 1971. Another Yarborough, Donald H., 50, a Houston lawyer and no relation, ran unsuccessfully three times for Governor and almost beat John Connally in 1962.


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