Sam Rayburn

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Sam Rayburn
Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn.jpg
48th, 50th, and 52nd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1955 – November 16, 1961
PresidentDwight D. Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
Preceded byJoseph William Martin, Jr.
Succeeded byJohn William McCormack
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1953
PresidentHarry S. Truman
Preceded byJoseph William Martin, Jr.
Succeeded byJoseph William Martin, Jr.
In office
September 16, 1940 – January 3, 1947
PresidentFranklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
Preceded byWilliam B. Bankhead
Succeeded byJoseph William Martin, Jr.
37th Dean of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1953 – November 16, 1961
Preceded byRobert L. Doughton
Succeeded byCarl Vinson
House Minority Leader
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1955
DeputyJohn William McCormack
Preceded byJoseph William Martin, Jr.
Succeeded byJoseph William Martin, Jr.
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949
DeputyJohn William McCormack
Preceded byJoseph William Martin, Jr.
Succeeded byJoseph William Martin, Jr.
House Majority Leader
In office
January 3, 1937 – September 16, 1940
DeputyPatrick J. Boland
Preceded byWilliam B. Bankhead
Succeeded byJohn William McCormack
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1913 – November 16, 1961
Preceded byChoice B. Randell
Succeeded byRay Roberts
Personal details
Born
Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn

(1882-01-06)January 6, 1882
Kingston, Tennessee, U.S.
DiedNovember 16, 1961(1961-11-16) (aged 79)
Bonham, Texas, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Alma materEast Texas Normal College
ProfessionLaw

Samuel Taliaferro "Sam" Rayburn (January 6, 1882 – November 16, 1961) was an American politician. He served as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1940 through 1947, again from 1949 through 1953, and again from 1955 through 1961.

He died of cancer at the age of 79 and is buried at Willow Wild Cemetery.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "RAYBURN, Samuel Taliaferro | US House of Representatives: History, Art & Archives". history.house.gov. Retrieved 2018-05-25.

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