Fannin County, Texas

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Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn (188201961), son of William Marion and Martha (Waller) Rayburn, was born in Tennessee; moved to Texas, 1887.

Educated at East Texas State University and the University of Texas Law School, became lawmaker: Texas House of Representatives, 1906-13 (House Speaker, 1911-13), United State Congress, 1913-61.  World Famous as Speaker, United State House of Representatives, 17 years, in terms of Presidents F. D. Roosevelt, harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, J. F. Kennedy.

His homesite (1887-1912) was half a mile south of this marker.

Directions:  From Windom take FM 1743 south 2.8 miles.


Sam Rayburn Homesite