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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.
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Nancy Pelosi says she does not want to be speaker again

Nancy Pelosi says she does not want to be speaker again

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., says she does not want to return as speaker if Democrats retake control of the U.S. House next year.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.
By United Press International
Pelosi: Becoming legendary House speaker

Pelosi: Becoming legendary House speaker

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Washington insiders are saying House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has become the most powerful woman in U.S. political history.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2006 with 359 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2005 with 359 to follow.
By United Press International

Hastert to administer oath to Cheney

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert will administer the oath of office to Vice President Dick Cheney, it was announced Wednesday.

Eagles Rayburn injured in car crash

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Phildelphia Eagles defensive tackle Sam Rayburn was released from a hospital early Tuesday after treatment for an injury suffered in a car crash.

Eagles lose Bruce Perry for season

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Rookie running back Bruce Perry of Philadelphia will be out for the 2004 season because of a separated shoulder.

Feature: Is Texas taking over?

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A new documentary featuring journalist Christopher Hitchens, "Texas: America Supersized," examines the notion that the Lone Star State's culture is transforming
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2004 with 360 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2003 with 359 to follow.
By United Press International

Analysis: Watch how Texas tilts

The conventional wisdom among political journalists is that California today is much like New York State at the turn of the last century: the most populous stat
PATRICK REDDY, for United Press International
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Bonham, Texas: House Speaker designate Sam Rayburn (R) points out a local scenic item to Senate Democratic leader Lyndon Johnson after Johnson flew in for a brief visit to confer on organization of a Democratic Congress 11/6/1954. (UPI Photo)
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Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn (January 6, 1882–November 16, 1961) was a Democratic politician from Bonham, Texas. "Mr. Sam", as he was widely known, served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives for seventeen years, and is regarded by some historians as the most effective Speaker in history.

He was born in Roane County, Tennessee, and graduated from Mayo College (now Texas A&M University-Commerce) in Commerce in East Texas. After a year of teaching school, he won election to the Texas Legislature. During his third two-year term in the Legislature, he was elected Speaker of the House at the age of twenty-nine. The next year, he won election to the United States House of Representatives in District 4. He entered Congress in 1913 at the beginning of Woodrow Wilson's presidency and served in office for more than forty-eight years. Sam Rayburn was baptized in the Primitive Baptist Church (Old Line Baptist or Hardshell Baptist) by Elder H.G. Ball.

On September 16, 1940 at the age of 58, and while serving as Majority Leader of the United States House of Representatives, Rayburn became Speaker of the House upon the sudden death of Speaker William Bankhead. Rayburn's career as Speaker was interrupted only twice: 1947–1948 and 1953–1954, when Republicans controlled the House. During those periods of Republican rule, Rayburn served as Minority Leader.

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