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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Sam Rayburn (1882–1961)
QUOTATION: 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.
ATTRIBUTION: 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.
SUBJECTS: Congress—House of Representatives