Sam Rayburn


Born: Kingston, Tennessee, USA


Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn (January 6, 1882 – November 16, 1961) was an American politician who served as the 43rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1940 to 1947, 1949 to 1953, and 1955 to 1961, the longest-serving speaker in American history. He represented Texas 4th congressional district as a Democrat from 1913 to 1961.

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