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Sam Rayburn

Sam RayburnAKA Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn

Born: 6-Jan-1882
Birthplace: Roane County, TN
Died: 16-Nov-1961
Location of death: Bonham, TX
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Buried, Willow Wild Cemetery, Bonham, TX

Gender: Male
Religion: Baptist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Politician
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Speaker of the US House, 1940-61

Father: William Marion Rayburn (Confederate veteran)
Mother: Martha Waller Rayburn
Sister: Lucinda Rayburn
Wife: Metze Jones (sister of Congressman John Marvin Jones, m. 1927, div. 1927 3mo)

    University: East Texas State University, Commerce, TX (1903)
    Law School: University of Texas at Austin

    Speaker of the US House (1955-61)
    US House Minority Leader (1953-55)
    Speaker of the US House (1949-53)
    US House Minority Leader (1947-49)
    Speaker of the US House (1940-47)
    US House Majority Leader (1937-40)
    US Congressman, Texas 4th (4-Mar-1913 to 16-Nov-1961, his death)
    Texas State House of Representatives (1907-13, as Speaker, 1911-13)
    Alfalfa Club 1937
    Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks
    State Bar of Texas 1908

Is the subject of books:
Mr. Sam, 1962, BY: C. Dwight Dorough
Sam Rayburn: A Biography, 1975, BY: Alfred Steinberg
Congressman Sam Rayburn, 1984, BY: Anthony Champagne
Sam Rayburn: A Bio-Bibliography, 1988, BY: Anthony Champagne
Rayburn: A Biography, 1987, BY: D.B. Hardeman and Donald C. Bacon

Appears on postage stamps:
USA, Scott #1202 (4 cents, issued 16-Sep-1962)


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