The politician Sam Rayburn died at the age of 79. Here is all you want to know, and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
Democratic lawmaker from Texas who served as the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives for 17 years, the longest tenure in U.S. history. He represented Texas in the House from 1913 to 1961, which was almost 24 full terms.
He briefly married to Metze Jones, sister of Texas congressman Marvin Jones.
“Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.” (Sam Rayburn)
“The real actor has a direct line to the collective heart.” (Sam Rayburn)
“You cannot be a leader, and ask other people to follow you, unless you know how to follow, too.” (Sam Rayburn)
“Son, always tell the truth. Then you’ll never have to remember what you said the last time.” (Sam Rayburn)
“No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut.” (Sam Rayburn)