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Sixty Rayburn

Oral Histories



Genre: Interview

Place Covered: Southeast Region, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana State Archives

Date Issued: 1995-03-07

Duration: 00:57:16

Subjects: Long, Huey Pierce, 1893-1935 | Long, Earl Kemp, 1895-1960 | Louisiana State Senators | Louisiana State Representatives | STATE BUDGET | Rainach, William M., "Willie," 1913-1978 | Rayburn, B.B. "Sixty," 1916-2008 | Davis, James H. "Jimmie," 1899-2000 | Friedman, Sylvan N., 1908-1979 | Oral history


  • Rayburn, Sixty Interviewee
  • Courtney, Bob Interviewer
  • Jackson, Sailor Jr. Photographer


Oral history with former Louisiana state senator and representative Benjamin Burras "Sixty" Rayburn, Sr. (11 August 1916–5 March 2008). Conducted on March 7, 1995. In this interview, Rayburn discusses how he started his career in Louisiana politics, his relationship with Governor Earl Long, and his memories and reflections on his political career.