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We want to hear from you. Please tell us what you have been up to since your Page days. Everything is on the table! Are you running for office or are you engaged in public service? Do you have a new job or have you recently retired? Big family news? Recently traveled to someplace interesting?

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Classes of 1940-1949

Ray Felts (Capitol Page School, 1944) was a messenger in the House Folding Room. He wrote in that his time in Washington allowed him to be a chauffeur for the Commodore in the Philippines in 1945, which beat his original Seabee job of unloading lumber and cement. He and Carmen Trevitt are the last two classmates from the Senior Class of 1944. [Posted 2017 or earlier.]

Classes of 1950-1959

Requesting updates, please! Please connect with us here. [Posted March 2019.]

Classes of 1960-1969

Richard Harding (House, 1963) retired in Spring 2015 from his law firm, Littler Mendelson, after 42 years of practice there.  He was the 12th attorney that joined to firm; the firm now has more than 1,000 attorneys.  Rich has relocated from the San Francisco Bay area to Savannah, GA, for this next chapter of his life. [Posted 2017 or earlier.]

Robert Switzer (House, 1965) is currently Communications Director and a board member of Beverly Hills Heritage, an organization devoted to historic architectural preservation, positions he previously held at the Beverly Hills Historical Society. Before retiring from practicing law, he served as vice-chair of the West Hollywood Rent Stabilization Commission, a member of the California State Bar Standing Committee on Human Rights, a Los Angeles County Bar Association delegate to the California State Bar Conference of Delegates, and president of the LGBT Bar Association of Los Angeles. [Posted 2017 or earlier.]

*NEW* Chris Cobey (House, 1967, and current USCPAA Board Member) is taking a sabbatical from his legal career of more than four decades to serve as a California state employee (and union member!) in the role of paid guide at Hearst Castle (in central California). In order to do so, Chris undertook extensive training, totaling more than 190 hours, in art history, architecture, tapestries, antiquities, and many other subjects. [Posted April 2019.]

Andrew P. Napolitano (House, 1967) has written several books on legal and political subjects. In his latest book, Constitutional Chaos, Fox News commentator Judge Napolitano makes the case that there is a pernicious and ever-expanding pattern of government abuse in America’s criminal justice system, leading him to establish his general creed: “The government is not your friend.” [Posted 2017 or earlier.]

Joe Bomba (House, 1967) is a practicing attorney in Chicago and reports that Chris Cobey, House, 1967, visited in August 2013, to recall tales of Dan Rostenkowski, Bob Rota, Turner Robertson, and many others.  Joe’s Chicago home had been leased briefly for use in a movie! [Posted 2017 or earlier.]

Arthur Baltrym (House, 1967) retired in July 2007, after more than 32 years of service to the United States House of Representatives – starting as a House Page. He was recognized for his service in the Congressional Record as a key member of the team that hand-built the replacement Speaker’s Chair. He  spent numerous hours hand-carving the exquisite detail that is displayed on much of the chair. Another significant contribution was his oversight of the team which constructed the two hydraulic-controlled lecterns currently used today on the House floor. [Posted 2017 or earlier.]

Classes of 1970-1979

Scott McGeary (Senate, 1973) was appointed by the Arlington, Virginia Circuit Court to serve on the County Electoral Board, and was elected as its Secretary.  The three member panel administers the annual elections process in the locality. [Posted 2017 or earlier.]

Kim Brower (House, 1978) recently started a new job at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business as the Associate Director, Instructional Design. She is also getting an Ed.D. in Educational Psychology. She and her husband Roger just moved to downtown Los Angeles. [Posted 2017 or earlier.]

Duane J. Taylor (House, 1978) received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at their Annual meeting held in Orlando, FL in September 2013. He currently serves on its Board of Directors, which is the world’s largest organization representing specialists who treat the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. [Posted 2017 or earlier.] 

*NEW* Anthony C. Thompson (House, 1978), Professor of Clinical Law at New York University School of Law, recently authored A Perilous Path: Talking Race, Inequality, and the Law (The New Press) and Dangerous Leaders: How & Why Lawyers Must be Taught to Lead (Stanford U. Press). Professor Thompson’s scholarship explores many of the pressing issues in the justice system. Professor Thompson is also the founding faculty director of the Center on Race, Inequality and the Law at New York University. Notably, Professor Thompson serves on Governor Cuomo’s Reentry Council, while also serving on the board of several nonprofits. [Posted March 2019.]

*NEW* Alex Treadway (House, 1978) was recently named associate publisher for Route Fifty, part of Atlantic Media’s Government Executive Media Group. He is responsible for business development across the platform, encompassing digital, research, and events. Previously, Mr. Treadway was Chief Revenue Officer for The Daily Caller, which he helped launch in January 2010. He also spent several years at The Washington Post as vice president, leadership sales. [Posted March 2019.]

*NEW* R. Donahue Peebles (House, 1979), founder and chairman of a multibillion-dollar real estate development company, was recently featured by The Washington Post in an extraordinary article available online here. Mr. Peebles is also the author of two books on real estate and his path to success. [Posted March 2019.]

*NEW* Jonathan Turley (House, 1979), Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at The George Washington University Law School, recently published an opinion piece for BBC News available hereProfessor Turley has served as a consultant on homeland security and constitutional issues, and is a frequent witness before the House and Senate on constitutional and statutory issues, plus tort reform legislation. He has written more than three dozen academic articles published in leading law journals including those of Cornell, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, and Northwestern Universities, et al. Professor Turley is a prolific legal commentator; he ranked 38th in the top 100 most cited ‘public intellectuals’ in a recent study and is also the second most-cited law professor in the nation. [Posted March 2019.]

*NEW* William H. Wright (House, 1979) joined the Alcentra Capital (NASDAQ: ABDC) Board of Directors in September 2018. Mr. Wright previously served as a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley before retiring in 2010, having joined the firm in 1982. He also served as head of Morgan Stanley’s Corporate Finance Execution group and Worldwide Director of the firm’s Financial Analyst Program. In May 2013, Mr. Wright was elected an independent director of Zweig Fund and Zweig Total Return Fund. [Posted March 2019.]

Classes of 1980-1989

Herb Block (House, 1982) was appointed Executive Director of the American Zionist Movement (AZM), the umbrella federation of 25 national Zionist organizations in the U.S., working across a broad ideological, political and religious spectrum to link American Jews to and in support of Israel. [Posted 2017 or earlier.]

Kerry Bringhurst (Senate, 1983) wrote that being a Page “influenced my decision to become a political reporter.” She is now the news director and Morning Edition host for Utah Public Radio. [Posted 2017 or earlier.]

Joyce Anagnos (House, 1985) was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Toledo Bar Association and represents the City of Toledo as an in house counsel to its utilities department. She is serves on her church’s Parish Council and volunteers with the Daughters of Penelope. [Posted 2017 or earlier.]

Classes of 1990-1999 

Damon Tandy (House, 1990) is an Advertising Account Executive and Staff Writer for the Indiana Herald. [Posted 2017 or earlier.]

Mark Easterday (House, 1990) just celebrated 18 years at Merrill Lynch, has two sons (9 and 12), and in his spare time, headlines Mark Easterday and the 40oz Band. They play at various venues in Southern California. [Posted 2017 or earlier.]

Whit Campbell (House, 1990) was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserve and is living near Houston with his wife Martha and son William. [Posted 2017 or earlier.]

*NEW* Julie (Bolkin) O’Connor (House, 1991) earned her Ph.D. in Education in January 2018, having researched the motivational impact of ‘humane education’ on children, encompassing teaching children to treat animals with kindness. When not speaking on this theme before conference audiences, Dr. O’Connor’s work has been published across numerous educational platforms, e.g. “Education Week” and “NBC’s Education Nation.” [Posted March 2019.]

Randy Fine (House, 1991) is now a Florida State Representative representing in the 53rd District of Florida (Brevard County). [Posted 2017 or earlier.]

Jennifer Dukarski (House, 1991) became partner at Butzel Long in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  She continues to be a leading voice in the legal issues surrounding driverless cars and spoke  at the Driverless Cities conference in San Mateo and will be speaking at three events at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  She was also appointed chair of the MICHauto Mobility Committee. [Posted 2017 or earlier.]

Paul Reinhardt (House, 1992) is a Commander in the US Navy and recently assumed command of the USS Alabama Blue (SSBN 731), an Ohio class ballistic missile submarine, which ports in Bangor, Washington. [Posted 2017 or earlier.]

Naomi Wallace Asher (House, 1993) published a novel, By Page, using her journals from her year in Washington. [Posted 2017 or earlier.]

Todd Connor (House, 1995) and Navy Veteran has expanded The Bunker, the nation’s first veteran-owned business incubator to 13 cities. The Bunker began in Chicago in 2014 and has launched over 300 new businesses. The Bunker offers classroom instruction on the fundamentals of starting and growing a business. Hand-in-hand with education, it also offers a place for 21st Century veterans to connect, grow, and support one another to achieve their goals. [Posted 2017 or earlier.]

Classes of 2000-2009

Dave Kroontje (House, 2000) write from northern Japan where he is based with the U. S. Air Force, flying F-16s in the 13th Fighter Squadron. Since 2010, he has deployed three times to Afghanistan and once to Jordan. [Posted 2017 or earlier.]

Jason Rae (Senate, 2004, and current USCPAA Board Member) serves as the Secretary of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). [Posted 2017 or earlier.]

Abby Finkenauer (House, 2006) was elected to the Iowa House of Representatives in 2014 at the age f 25. She reports that there are still Pages at the Iowa State House. [Posted 2017 or earlier.]

Classes of 2010-2019

Requesting updates, please! Please connect with us here. [Posted March 2019.]