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Samuel Rayburn Samuel Rayburn
Full Name: Samuel Taliaferro "Sam" Rayburn
Date of birth: January 6, 1882
Date of death: November 16, 1961

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 34 Jan 10, 1911 - Jan 14, 1913 32nd   Democrat Bonham / Fannin Speaker   Fannin
H 34 Jan 12, 1909 - Jan 10, 1911 31st (1) (2)   Democrat Bonham / Fannin   Fannin
H 34 Jan 8, 1907 - Jan 12, 1909 30th (3) (4) (5) (6)   Democrat Windom / Fannin   Fannin
(1) Bonham, Fannin County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(2) Bonham. Texas Legislative Manual.
(3) Windom. House Journal.
(4) Windom. House Journal.
(5) Windom, Fannin County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
(6) Bonham. Texas Legislative Manual.
 
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 51st Legislature, R.S., HCR 49, invitation to address the House and Senate. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 51st Legislature, R.S., SR 82, Jackson Day Dinner visit, March 24, 1949. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 52nd Legislature, R.S., HCR 22, Rayburn's 3,057th day as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 54th Legislature, R.S., HCR 82, Sam Rayburn Day, April 16, 1955, Annual Jefferson-Jackson Day assembly. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 54th Legislature, R.S., SR 189, Annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner in Washington, April 16, 1955. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 57th Legislature, R.S., HCR 14, invitation to speak to a Joint Session of the House and Senate. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 57th Legislature, R.S., HSR 646, Texas-Oklahoma Fair dedication. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 57th Legislature, R.S., SR 3, 1/10/1961, 50th anniversary of election as Speaker of the Texas House. Resolutions - Congratulatory and Honorary.
  • 57th Legislature, 3rd C.S., HSR 1. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • RAYBURN, Samuel Taliaferro (1882-1961). Representative, TX; Speaker of the House, US. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress 1774-Present.
  • Sam Rayburn, birth date 1/6/1882, death date 11/16/1961, biographical sketch and photos, interment in Willow Wild Cemetery, Bonham, Fannin County. "His home in Bonham, Texas is preserved as a memorial by the Texas Historical Commission. The Sam Rayburn Library and Museum is also located in Bonham." Find a Grave.
  • RAYBURN, SAMUEL TALIAFERRO (1882-1961). Handbook of Texas Online.
  • Biography, tributes to celebrate the occasion of Rayburn having served as speaker twice as long as any of his predecessors in the history of the United States; sixteen years and 273 days; prepared and printed in accordance with House Concurrent Resolution 342, passed July 20, 1961, by the Eighty-seventh Congress, first session, LRL Collection, 923.2764 R213HD. The Leadership of Speaker Sam Rayburn: Collected Tributes of His Congressional Colleagues: a Compilation of Tributes Paid Him in the Hall of the House of Representatives, June 12, 1961, 1961.
  • 42nd Speaker of the House of Representatives: Sam Taliaferro Rayburn. Photo and biographical sketch. "In 1908 he was admitted to the bar and moved from Windom to Bonham to open a law office." Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2016, 2016.
  • Photos and biographical sketch, Profiles in Power: Twentieth-Century Texans in Washington, 2004.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. Samuel Rayburn, Presiding Officers of the Texas Legislature, 1846-2006
  • Photograph. Samuel Rayburn,30th Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Samuel Rayburn,31st Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Photograph. Samuel Rayburn,32nd Legislature, Speakers of the Texas House of Representatives
  • Photograph. Samuel Rayburn,32nd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 30th session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, east wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 31st session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, north wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • 32nd session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    31st 1st C.S. - 1909
    Banks and Banking  
    Common Carriers  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Education  
    Private Corporations  
    31st R.S. - 1909
    Banks and Banking (Chair) 
    Common Carriers  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Education  
    Private Corporations  
    30th R.S. - 1907
    Common Carriers  
    Constitutional Amendments  
    Education  
    Examination of Comptroller's and Treasurer's Claims and Accounts  
    State Asylums  
     

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