EYEWITNESS TO HISTORY

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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...

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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...

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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...

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We had a front row seat to countless historical moments and were eyewitnesses to history. From the early start of the nation, to World War II, the Civil Rights era, 9/11, and beyond, Pages witnessed the defining moments of the time.  The Alumni Association welcomes you to share a personal memory or a story about a memorable member.  Please email your story and photos, if available, to alumni@capitolpagealumni.org.

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The Alumni Association has launched its online store, featuring its first page alumni product – a baseball cap with the Capitol Page Alumni logo. In the future, we hope to add additional products for sale. storehats ALUMNI ONLINE STORE