What’s My Line – 1973

Siglinda Sanchez, House, 1974, was on What’s My Line in the early 1970s. Well worth a watch, both for the questions and the fashion of the day! Unsurprisingly, the panel had a tough time guessing Siglinda’s job.  

The Pages Who (Almost) Went to Washington with “Mr. Smith”

By Charles Russell, Senate ‘43 Many Americans are fond of the film “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” directed by Frank Capra. It established leading man Jimmy Stewart as a major star. Today we find the depiction of the hero and his victory over a bumbling Senate dated,...

An Overnight Freshman

By Terry A. Venneberg, Senate ‘76 In January 1975, I came to Washington to be a Page. I was sponsored by Sen. Mike Gravel, (D-Alaska), who served from 1969 to 1981. I was a 14-year-old from Sitka, Alaska, who had been enamored of all things political for years prior...

Senate Page Diary, Found

By Gregory A. Hinrichsen, Ph.D., Senate ‘68 In a long-forgotten box, I found a diary I had written as a 16-year-old Page in 1967-1968. I kept it on folded and numbered pages of Senate stationery, the beautiful linen paper with the bold blue “U.S. Senate” embossed at...

Where Brew and Bravado, not Bullets Ruled

This was submitted as an Letter to the Editor to the Washington Post and portions were published on June 15, 2017 The shooting last Wednesday morning during Congressional baseball practice for a charity game in Alexandria, VA, flooded me with nostalgia from recalling...