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Rayburn, Samuel T,. House

Bonham, Texas
County of Fannin.
1.5 miles west of Bonham on U.S. 82
National Register Number: 72001361
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: TX-4 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: www.thc.state.tx.us/samrayhouse/srhdefault.html.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 11, 1976):
From 1916 until his death, this farm house--known as the Home Place--was the residence of Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn (1882-1961). "Mr. Sam" served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1913 until his death in 1961, and was Speaker (1940-47, 1949-53, 1955-61) twice as long as any other individual to hold that office. His astute political sense preserved the delicate balance between factions of the Democratic Party.

The building is in excellent condition. The condition of this NHL has been closely evaluated several times in recent years, most recently in 2007.

There are no changes to report.

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