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Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House of Representatives, receives gavel from President Truman for having served longer as Speaker than anyone in history. Gavel was made of wood used to rebuild White House in 1817 after the British burned it. White House, 1952. CREDIT: JOHN G. ZIMMERMAN
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Sam Rayburn, Speaker of the House of Representatives, receives gavel from President Truman for having served longer as Speaker than anyone in history. Gavel was made of wood used to rebuild White House in 1817 after the British burned it. White House, 1952. CREDIT: JOHN G. ZIMMERMAN