Characters of Capitol Hill

By Jerald Lee Watts, M.D., House 1950 Our job put us in contact with young Congressmen who would later lead our country, including second-term John F. Kennedy (D-Mass.), second-term Richard Nixon (R-Calif.) and first-term Gerald Ford (R-Mich.). Mr. Kennedy frequently...

Notes for History

By Jeff Jones, Senate 1964 Jeff was a Page in the United States Senate on November 22, 1963, when President Kennedy was shot. He describes the events of that day: The Senate was debating the Library Services Act, and I was seated on the steps leading to the rostrum in...

What Did You Learn?

By John Dinusson, House 1992 John, sponsored by Cong. Tim Penny (D-MN.) and Senator Paul Wellston (D-MN) was often asked about his Page service, “What did you learn?” He reflects: “No matter how storied the politician, how senior the Member was in the leadership, I...

Chump Change

By Jim Stasny, House, 1962 John Lindsay was a newcomer from New York, a second-term Congressman with a firepower smile. He was still new enough not to ignore the pages completely, so he often talked to us. And he did unexpected things. Once, he poked his head out the...