Sam Rayburn Quotes

Son, always tell the truth. Then you'll never have to remember what you said the last time.

 
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Sam Rayburn
Sam Rayburn
  • Born: January 6, 1882
  • Died: November 16, 1961
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn was an American politician who served as the 43rd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. He represented Texas's 4th congressional district as a Democrat from 1913 to 1961. He holds the record for the longest tenure as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, serving for over 17 years (between three separate stints).