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Sam Rayburn

also known as "Mr. Sam", "Mr. Democrat"

congressman

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.

Membership

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

Connections

father:
W. M.

wife:
Metze