The First Nationally Televised State Funeral

In November of 1961, this small town in north Texas was overwhelmed with people coming to pay their respects to a man who had led the House of Representatives longer than any other person.  Local residents were employed just to shuttle all the dignitaries from the nearest airport to the largest building in town, the First Baptist Church…..

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  1. Andrew — Thanks for stopping by the Rayburn Museum. It was great to have you and you’ve done a great job bringing Rayburn’s story to life for your listeners. We appreciate it! — Emma Trent

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