Sam Rayburn

Tue, 2013-04-23 16:24 -- administrator

Rayburn, the longest-serving Speaker of the House, advised new members for years that "if you want to get along—go along" Among his protégés were Representative Lyndon Johnson and the future Speaker Carl Albert. "Mr. Sam" preferred to work behind the scenes, getting things done by negotiating with committee chairs and the Republican leadership.

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