In my many years as a Representative in Congress it is my observation that the district that is best represented is the district that is wise enough to select a man of energy, intelligence, and integrity and reelects him year after year. A man of this type and character serves more efficiently and effectively the longer he is returned by his people.
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Source Notes: Source: Speaker of the House SAM RAYBURN, on the weekly radio broadcast, Texas Forum of the Air, November 1, 1942.Congressional Record, November 2, 1942, vol. 88, Appendix, p. A3866.
Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn (January 6, 1882 November 16, 1961) was a United States politician from Texas. He served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives for 17 years, and he is widely regarded as the most effective Speaker of the House in American history.