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Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn (1882-1961)

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Title:
Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn (1882-1961)
Date: 
c. 1940-45
Medium: 
Black ink and wash, watercolor, and charcoal on paper
Classification: 
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 x 15 3/8 in. ( 45.7 x 39.1 cm )
Date End: 
1 945
Description: 
Portrait
Credit Line: 
Gift of Enit Kaufman
Object Number: 
1947.180
Gallery Label: 
Sam Rayburn studied law and established his practice in Bonham, Texas, in 1908. Five years later he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives where he served until his death, a total of forty-eight years. One of the powers of the Democratic party, he was elected Speaker of the House in 1940 and except for two brief periods held that position for the next twenty-one years.
Provenance: 
Enit Kaufman and Dorothy Canfield Fisher, American Portraits (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1946)
Date Begin: 
1940
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group