Sam Rayburn History: Exploring the Rayburn-Johnson Dynamic

On Thursday, February 17, the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site and the Dolph Briscoe Center for American History’s Sam Rayburn Museum in Bonham teamed up for an in-depth webinar exploring the life and career of one of the most influential Americans in the 20th Century.

Quite possibly the most formidable political duo of the 20th Century, Sam Rayburn and Lyndon Johnson were a powerhouse team in Congress. With Rayburn as Speaker of the House and Johnson Majority Leader of the Senate, it seemed there was nothing the two couldn’t accomplish. But how did the two Texans’ relationship grow from mentor and protégé to the driving force behind 1950s legislation? Listen in as we explore the Rayburn-Johnson dynamic.

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