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Dan Rather Born: 10/31/1931
Birth Place: Wharton, Texas, USA

Born Daniel Irvin Rather, Jr. on Oct. 31, 1931 in Wharton, TX to parents Daniel Rather, Sr. and Byrl Veda Page, Rather grew up in the Heights Annex area of Houston where his father was an oil pipeline worker. Interested in the news from a young age, Rather started his own paper as a child and worked as a newsboy selling The Houston Chronicle. Following in his father's footsteps, Rather (called "Rags" as a kid) worked the oilfields as a teenager while attending John H. Reagan High School. Following his childhood dream of being a byline reporter for The Chronicle, he went on to study journalism at Sam Houston State Teachers College where he served as editor of the college newspaper, ...

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