Wright Patman Served 24 Terms in U.S. House

Thirty-six year old Wright Patman of Hughes Springs was sworn in as the U.S. Representative from northeast Texas on April 15, 1929. 

Early in his long stay in Congress, Patman introduced his most remembered piece of legislation, a bill to make good on the government’s promise to pay a “bonus” to veterans of the First World War.  A Texan with remarkable staying power, he died in office in 1976 during his 24th two-year term.

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