RAYBURN, Samuel Taliaferro (1882-1961)

Democrat of Texas

4th congressional district

Served in House 1913-1959

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Representative from Texas; born near Kingston, Roane County, Tenn., January 6, 1882; moved to Fannin County, Tex., in 1887 with his parents who settled near Windom; attended the rural schools; graduated from the East Texas Normal College, Commerce, Tex., in 1903; studied law at the University of Texas at Austin; was admitted to the bar in 1908 and commenced practice in Bonham, Fannin County, Tex.; member of the Texas state house of representatives, 1907-1913, and served as speaker during the last two years; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-third and to the twenty-four succeeding Congresses and served until his death (March 4, 1913-November 16, 1961); chair, Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce (Seventy-second through Seventy-fourth Congresses); majority leader (Seventy-fifth and Seventy-sixth Congresses), minority leader (Eightieth and Eighty-third Congresses); Speaker of the House (Seventy-sixth through Seventy-ninth Congresses, Eighty-first through Eighty-second Congresses, and Eighty-fourth through Eighty-seventh Congresses); died in Bonham, Tex., November 16, 1961; interment in Willow Wild Cemetery.
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