Sam Rayburn
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"Samuel Taliaferro "Sam" Rayburn" was a Democratic Party (United States)/Democratic lawmaker from Bonham, Texas, who served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives/Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives for 17 years, the longest tenure in U.S. history. He is one of six Speakers to serve more than one non-consecutive term, and the only Democrat to do so. Along with Henry Clay, he is one of only two to serve three different terms as Speaker.

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