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 James Frank Dobie

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James Frank Dobie

  • Birth 26 Sep 1888 Lagarto, Live Oak County, Texas, USA
  • Death 18 Sep 1964 Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA
  • Plot Republic Hill, Section 1, Row F, Number 23
  • Memorial ID 1343

Writer, Educator. Born in Live Oak County, Texas, his ranching heritage became an early influence on his character and personality. His book "Vaguero of the Brush County" (1929), established him as a spokesman of Texas and southwestern culture. His many other writings included "Colorado's Children" (1931), "Tales of the Mustang" (1936), "The Flavor of Texas" (1936), "Apache Gold and Yaqui Silver" (1939) and "Tongues of the Monte" (1947). Dobie was the Texas state's leading spokesman and literary and cultural figure during the Texas Centennial decade. He spent World War II teaching American literature in Cambridge and after the war he returned to Europe to teach in England, Germany and Austria. After his lectures of the 1940s, he returned to writing with the publication of "The Voice of the Coyote" (1949), "The Ben Lilly Legend" (1950), "The Mustangs" (1952), "Tales of the Old Time Texas" (1955), "Up the Trail From Texas" (1955) and "I'll Tell You a Tale" (1960). Before he died he published "Cow People" (1964), his last manuscript.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1343
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Frank Dobie (26 Sep 1888–18 Sep 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1343, citing Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .