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May 11, 1918 –  July 4, 2009 H.G. was longtime Director of The Sam Rayburn Library and Museum. He graduated from Ector High School and attended Draughon’s Business College in Dallas. He served his country in WWII from 1942-1945 in the Army Air Force, spending 18 months in the India-Burma Theater. Following his release from the service he returned to Fannin county and worked briefly for Bonham Abstract Company and the Farmer’s Home Administration, Dept. of Agriculture. He spent several years as a Congressional Aide to Speaker Sam Rayburn, probably the most powerful man who ever led the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1956 Mr. Rayburn asked him to take care of his personal business and operate the Sam Rayburn Library. He took over as Director of the library in 1957.