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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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Finally, on Washington’s Stage

By Samuel Shultz, Senate ’02 Being a Page was an extraordinary experience. But back then, I had no inkling that my dream of the ultimate Washington experience, beyond being a Page, would take 15 years to occur. I fell in love with Washington for its beauty, culture,...

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How I Spent My Summer Vacation

By Herbert Block, House 1982 (This was originally published in the Community Herald in 1982 when Herbert was a 17-year old senior at The Ramaz School in New York State.) Every day at the predetermined hour, the Speaker of the House, Thomas P. O'Neill, Jr., rose to the...

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