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Sam Rayburn

1882 - 1961

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Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn (January 6, 1882 – November 16, 1961) was an American politician who served as the 43rd speaker of the United States House of Representatives. He was a three-time House speaker, former House majority leader, two-time House minority leader, and a 24-term congressman, representing Texas's 4th congressional district as a Democrat from 1913 to 1961. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sam Rayburn has received more than 1,278,690 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia. Sam Rayburn is the 17,480th most popular politician (down from 14,451st in 2019), the 13,932nd most popular biography from United States (down from 10,742nd in 2019) and the 1,051st most popular American Politician.

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Among politicians, Sam Rayburn ranks 17,480 out of 15,577Before him are John Slidell, Ekaterina Zakharieva, Bill Rowling, Bárður á Steig Nielsen, Israel Pickens, and Jon Tester. After him are Konstantina Kouneva, Zlatko Hasanbegović, Michael Hadschieff, Leo Rwabwogo, George Clement Perkins, and Nikola Dimitrov.

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Among people born in 1882, Sam Rayburn ranks 254Before him are James Gleason, Holmes Herbert, Milton Sills, Noah Beery, Johnny Douglas, and Gian Francesco Malipiero. After him are Valeska Suratt and Dixie Bibb Graves. Among people deceased in 1961, Sam Rayburn ranks 182Before him are Maribel Vinson, George S. Kaufman, Gwen Lee, Tony Bettenhausen, George Irving, and Leo Carrillo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sam Rayburn ranks 13,932 out of 18,182Before him are Carli Lloyd (1982), Robin Weigert (1969), Paul Annacone (1963), Christopher Cassidy (1970), Mike Henry (1965), and Joe Lara (1962). After him are José M. Hernández (1962), George Clement Perkins (1839), Tori Kelly (1992), Carlos Bocanegra (1979), Madlib (1973), and Sarah Butler (1985).

Among POLITICIANS In United States

Among politicians born in United States, Sam Rayburn ranks 1,051Before him are Pat Quinn (1948), Dick Thornburgh (1932), Stuart Symington (1901), John Slidell (1793), Israel Pickens (1780), and Jon Tester (1956). After him are George Clement Perkins (1839), Lucious Jackson (1941), George M. Bibb (1776), Kellyanne Conway (1967), Denis McDonough (1969), and Anthony Weiner (1964).