Tennessee native Joe Byrns was elected to the House in 1908 and served until his death in 1936. He chaired the powerful Appropriations Committee before becoming Majority Leader and ultimately Speaker of the House in 1935.
History, Art & Archives, U.S. House of Representatives, “Joseph Wellington Byrns,” https://history.house.gov/Collection/Listing/2007/2007-114-000/
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