Sam T. Rayburn had a childhood dream of
becoming Speaker of the House of Representatives. He completed and taught for two years. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 1906. While serving the state of Texas, he attended the University of Texas where he earned a law degree and was admitted to the Texas Bar Association in 1908. He became Speaker of the House for the Texas Legislature at the age of 29. He then ran for the United States House of Representatives in 1912. After being elected to national office 24 times, he became the nations longest serving U.S. Representative to Congress. Mr. Rayburn had a reputation for fairness and integrity.
Samuel T. Rayburn
Our Name Sake
January 6, 1882-November 16, 1961