Sam Rayburn

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
Preceded by Joseph William Martin, Jr.
Succeeded by John William McCormack
In office
January 3, 1949 – January 3, 1953
President Harry S. Truman
Preceded by Joseph William Martin, Jr.
Succeeded by Joseph William Martin, Jr.
In office
September 16, 1940 – January 3, 1947
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Harry S. Truman
Preceded by William B. Bankhead
Succeeded by Joseph William Martin, Jr.
37th Dean of the United States House of Representatives
In office
January 3, 1953 – November 16, 1961
Preceded by Robert L. Doughton
Succeeded by Carl Vinson
House Minority Leader
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1955
Deputy John William McCormack
Preceded by Joseph William Martin, Jr.
Succeeded by Joseph William Martin, Jr.
In office
January 3, 1947 – January 3, 1949
Deputy John William McCormack
Preceded by Joseph William Martin, Jr.
Succeeded by Joseph William Martin, Jr.
House Majority Leader
In office
January 3, 1937 – September 16, 1940
Deputy Patrick J. Boland
Preceded by William B. Bankhead
Succeeded by John William McCormack
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Texas's 4th district
In office
March 4, 1913 – November 16, 1961
Preceded by Choice B. Randell
Succeeded by Ray Roberts
Personal details
Born Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn
(1882-01-06)January 6, 1882
Kingston, Tennessee, U.S.
Died November 16, 1961(1961-11-16) (aged 79)
Bonham, Texas, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Alma mater East Texas Normal College
Profession Law
Religion Primitive Baptist

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.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Sam Rayburn at Wikimedia Commons