JANUARY 6, 1882

Stone, Ron
January 1984
Book of Texas Days;1984, p4
The article chronicles the contribution of legislator Sam Rayburn to Texas history. Rayburn was born January 6, 1882, in Roane County in eastern Tennessee. When young Sam was five years old his parents moved to north Texas. His political career began in 1906 when he ran for the state legislature. Six years later, he was elected to Congress from the Fourth Congressional District. By September 1940 Rayburn was elected Speaker of the House, a job he held longer than anyone in history.


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