Privately Printed, 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. SIGNED by the compilers, and MacPhelan Reese author of the introductions to each chapter and presentation to former owner on free front end paper. 489pp., index, illustrations, 4to gilt stamped navey leatherette. FINE IN FINE DJ. Item #7785
After the 1912 election Rayburn had no Republican opponent at any time during his lengthy congressional career. Rayburn continued as speaker of the United States House of Representatives in every Democratic-controlled Congress from the Seventy-sixth through the Eighty-seventh (1940–61). During the two periods of Republican majorities in the House (1947–49 and 1953–55), he served as minority leader. Rayburn's personal integrity was legendary: he accepted no money from lobbyists, he went on only one congressional junket in forty-eight years (he paid his own way), and he even refused travel expenses on speaking tours.