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About Sam Rayburn
In 1961, Sam Rayburn became the longest-serving speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives after serving in that position for more than 17 years. His political journey began in 1917 when he was voted into the Texas House of Representatives. Four years later, he was made the speaker of the house.
He represented Texas State at the United States House of Representatives in 1913 and served until 1961. Known for his association with the Democratic Party, Rayburn held other political positions including the House Majority Leader, and Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus.
His parents were William Marion Rayburn and Martha Clementine Waller. He was raised alongside nine other siblings. His marriage to Metze Jones did not last for a year.
He studied at East Texas Normal College before moving to the School of Law of the University of Texas.
Other Interesting facts about Sam Rayburn
He taught in public schools before entering into politics.
He was in full support of the construction of the famous Route 66.
In 1966, his image was featured on the 4¢ postage stamp in the United States.
His character was played by James Gammon in the film titled “Truman” which was released in 1995.
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F.A.Q. about Sam Rayburn
When is his birthday?
Sam Rayburn's birthday is on January 6, 1882.
In how many days is his birthday?
Sam's birthday is in 93 days
How old was Sam when he died?
He was 79 years old.
When did he die?
He died in November 16, 1961.
How old would he be today?
Sam Rayburn would be 140 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Sam from?
He was born in Kingston, Tennessee, U.S..