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Sam Rayburn ("Mr. Sam", "Mr. Democrat")

Sam Rayburn, American congressman. member Tex; member 63d to 87th Congresses, 4th Tex.

Background

  • Rayburn, Sam was born on January 6, 1882 in Roane County, Tennessee, United States. Son of W. M. and Martha Waller Rayburn.

  • Education

    • Studied law, University of Tex.

    Career

    • Began practice at Bonham, Texas. Member Texas House of Representatives 6 years (speaker of House last 2 years). Member 63d to 87th Congresses, 4th Texas District.

      Democratic majority leader, 75th-77th Congresses. Speaker 77th-79th, 81st, 82d to 87th Congresses. Democratic leader 80th, 83d Congress.

      Permanent chairman Democratic National Convention, 1952, 1956.

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    Party affiliation: Democrat

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    Member Tex; member 63d to 87th Congresses, 4th Tex.

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    • father: W. M.
    • Wife: Metze
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    Born January 6, 1882
    Died November 16, 1961
    (aged 79)
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