Earle Cabell (October 27, 1906 - September 24, 1975), was a Texas politician who served as mayor of Dallas, Texas, during the assassination of John F. Kennedy and was later a U.S. Representative. He was the brother of Charles Cabell, who was deputy CIA director until he was forced to resign in the wake of the Bay of Pigs invasion.
Cabell attended Texas A&M University and Southern Methodist University. After returning from college, he founded, along with his brothers, Cabell's Inc., a chain of dairies and convenience stores. He would later get involved with banking and other investments. In May 1961, he was elected mayor to succeed Robert L. Thornton. He presided as mayor during the assassination of President Kennedy.
On February 3, 1964, Cabell resigned as mayor of Dallas in order to run for Congress. He unseated the ten-year Republican incumbent Bruce Alger. He served four terms in the House before he was defeated by the Republican Alan Steelman in the 1972 election.
Following his defeat, he retired in Dallas, where he lived until his death on September 24, 1975.
The Earle Cabell Federal Building on Commerce Street in Dallas is named in his honor.
Preceded by: Robert L. Thornton Mayors of Dallas Earle Cabell 1961-1964
Succeeded by: Erik Jonsson
Preceded by: Bruce Reynolds Alger (R) United States Representative for the 5th Congressional District of Texas Earle Cabell (D) 1965-1973
Succeeded by: Alan Watson Steelman (R)